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Intrinsic and Noble Charter Schools

Dear Neighbor, There has been some discussion surrounding the Intrinsic School proposal being discussed in our community for a site at the Southwest corner of Rosehill Cemetery. Additionally, some questions have arisen as to why I have not engaged in the on-line discussion as others have regarding the proposal sites in the 46th Ward and the […]

St. Matthias School Launches Capital Campaign

Raise SMS – Now We Build Our Future Dear SMS Parents, We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who were able to join us at the Launch Reception for our Capital Campaign last Saturday night. It was a truly inspiring night to be around so many families committed to building a […]

New Water Main on Berwyn from Western to Leavitt

Please be advised the City of Chicago Department of Water Management will soon be installing 1,291 feet of 8-inch water main on Berwyn from Western to Leavitt. The old pipe dates back to 1895 and needs to be replaced. The project is slated to be complete by mid-August. We will keep you posted as the […]

Where is my Beat Meeting

We have adjusted the Beat meeting map to reflect the changes to our Ward boundaries. Each Chicago police district is divided into three sectors. Each sector is further divided into three to five beats. A team of beat officers patrols your beat on a 24-hour-a-day basis. Teams of rapid response officers patrol by sector and […]

Edgewater Medical Center Proposal

Edgewater Medical Center Proposal

MCZ, the contract purchaser for the balance of the Edgewater Medical Center site, recently submitted a TIF application for their project. In total, they have asked for $10.7 Million in TIF money to help them complete the project. This number, along with numerous other details of their application, is being analyzed by the City’s Department […]

Committee on Workforce Development Right to Work Zones

Committee on Workforce Development Right to Work Zones

On May 6th 2015 Alderman O’Connor who is the Chairman of the Committee on Workforce Development and Audit reported to City Council the results of the hearing that was held on the proposal by Governor Bruce Rauner for the creation of local right to work zones.     Alderman O’Connor: Thank you Mr. President, members of the […]

Filming in our Ward – No Parking

Dear Neighbors, Please be aware that Big Table Media will be filming scenes for an episode of “Kitchen Crashers” in our neighborhood from Monday, May 18 through Thursday, May 21. In order to park necessary vehicles and equipment for filming, streets will be posted with NO PARKING/TOW ZONE signs at the following times: Monday, May […]

West Ridge Nature Center Update

West Ridge Nature Center Update

Construction of the Nature Preserve is really moving along and is still projected to be complete by August 1st. Check it out! The boardwalks are 80% completed. Tree planting started this week. Buckeye, hawthorn, oaks, redbud, and filberts are being planted. The foundations for the outdoor classroom and Ardmore entry plaza are completed. The paths […]

40th Ward Neighborhood Rezoning

Dear Residents, I have recently taken steps to downzone the area generally bordered by Granville on the North, Rockwell to the East, Peterson to the South and California to the West. Currently, this area is zoned RT-4.  I am asking to rezone the area to RS-3. In light of the recent recovery in the housing […]

Grand Opening: Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center

Join Ald. O’Connor at the Grand Opening of the URBAN POOCH TRAINING & FITNESS CENTER, 5400 N. Damen Ave., on Saturday May 16th! Big News from Urban Pooch: We’re Opening A New and Amazing Place – for you and your pooch We have some REALLY BIG NEWS to share with you! We’ve heard so many of […]

Divvy Bike Stations Arrive by June, 2015

Divvy Bike Stations Arrive by June, 2015

Great news! The installation of Divvy Bike stations in the 40th Ward will be complete by June, 2015.  Below is a list of the upcoming station locations in our area. 40th Ward Divvy Bike Station Locations Lawrence and Washtenaw – Installed Lincoln and Winona – Installed Foster and Francisco Lincoln and Bryn Mawr – Installed […]

5650 N. Ashland Avenue

Dear Neighbors, Currently, there is a five unit building under construction located on the site of the home that formerly held the address of 5650 N. Ashland. In an effort to make sure that the community had input into whatever was put on the site, we downzoned the property from RM4.5 to RS3. However, this […]

Update on Survey Results and a Note from Half Acre Owners

Update on Survey Results and a Note from Half Acre Owners

Survey respondents are overwhelmingly in favor of changing the zoning to allow Half Acre to operate a larger tap room and serve food. In fact, 91.7% of respondents (over 350 people) were in favor of the zoning change and the same amount felt that Half Acre is a positive addition to the neighborhood. There were […]

Welcome New Commanders to the 40th Ward

Welcome New Commanders to the 40th Ward

Dear Neighbors, The Chicago Police Department has recently gone through some personnel changes throughout  the city. As a result, our Police Commanders in the 19th, 20th and 24thDistricts, all of which fall within the 40th Ward, have changed. I would like to welcome the following Commanders to their new posts, all of whom I look […]

Planned Metra Station Moving Forward with Parking

Planned Metra Station Moving Forward with Parking

Dear Neighbors, On Wednesday, April 22, I met with Metra officials and representatives of the Union Pacific Railroad to discuss the timetable for the new Metra Station at Peterson and Ravenswood. I was informed that Metra is moving forward with their plans for the new station. While the original timetable called for construction to begin […]

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