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ENERGY ASSISTANCE: Priority Registration Open for LIHEAP

Peoples Gas is encouraging seniors 60 yrs & older and people with disabilities to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) if they need assistance with their natural gas bills before the weather turns cold. LIHEAP provides grants to help customers pay outstanding bills, reconnect service, and maintain natural gas service. During last year’s […]

Resurfacing Project Peterson Avenue

Please be aware that a resurfacing project has begun on Peterson Avenue from Damen Avenue to Ridge Road, and on Ridge Road from Peterson Avenue to Clark Street. This street is part of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Arterial Street Resurfacing in the 40th Ward. The work will include milling and paving the existing asphalt […]

Free Homework Help at Budlong Woods Library

Budlong Woods Library is offering free homework help on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 6:30pm and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. A certified teacher will be on hand to help children grades 1 through 8 with homework in all subject areas. The library is located at 5630 N. Lincoln Avenue, 312-747-4300.  No appointment necessary.

Amundsen Open House Comprehensive High School Experience with Something for Every Student

Amundsen High School will host an Open House on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attendees will enter Amundsen through its main entrance (Door 4) located on the east side of the building. Our main parking lot is located behind the school with driveway access along Foster Avenue; enter from the parking lot […]

Trumbull Community Involvement Process – Proposals Posted

Trumbull Community Involvement Process – Proposals Posted

Update Oct 14th: Please see the following communication sent out to those that submitted proposals for Trumbull School: You will note that based on our meetings with some of the community group board members in the surrounding area that acceptable potential uses would include: 1) a private (non-charter) grammar school; 2) residential with a preference […]

Free Flu Shots

Free Flu Shots

We were thrilled to have such a great turnout for our Flu Shot Event this past Monday. 119 residents visited our office to receive their shot and prepare themselves for the upcoming flu season. For those residents who missed our event,  there’s still time to get your free shot at one of our neighboring ward offices: […]

Citywide Clean & Green, Leaf Pick-Up Event November 8, 2014

Mayor Emanuel invites you to join the Citywide Clean and Green Day of Service on Saturday, November 8th. Help clear curb lanes, parkways, areas around storm drains, vacant lots, and other community areas that need a good clean before the first heavy snowfall. Clean streets and storm drains now means fewer opportunities for blocked storm […]

40th Ward Shred Event

40th Ward Shred Event

Back by popular demand! We will once again be hosting our Annual Fall Shred Event on Saturday, November 1, 2014. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the driveway of our ward yard, located at 5333 N. Western Avenue, right next door to Drake and Sons Funeral Home. For your […]

ALERT: Aggravated Robbery in Winnemac Park

Chicago Police are advising people to be especially careful in the wake of an aggravated robbery in Winnemac Park.  A woman was walking with two children when she was approached by two robbers who knocked her down and stole a necklace she was wearing.  CPD was quick in calling out helicopters and canine units and […]

St. Matthias Becomes 1st Catholic IB School in Illinois

St. Matthias Becomes 1st Catholic IB School in Illinois

Congratulations to St. Matthias Elementary School for being the first Catholic elementary school in Illinois and the ninth in the nation to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program. St. Matthias is authorized to offer the Middle Years Programme in their junior high (6th, 7th, & 8th grades) with future plans of including grades preschool through […]

Air Traffic Noise Concerns

Update Sept 21: I, along with Alderman Michael Zalewski, Alderman Mary O’Connor, Alderman Margaret Laurino and representatives of the Mayor’s Office recently met with representatives from United Airlines to discuss the makeup of the Airline’s fleet and traffic patterns at O’Hare Airport. This was another meeting in a series of meetings we have held, and will […]

Double Value Coupons for Link Card Holders at Andersonville Farmers Market

Double Value Coupons give Chicagoans who use the LINK card an easy way to bring home twice the fresh produce and other LINK-eligible food items without spending a penny more.   Your LINK-eligible purchases will be matched with dollar-for-dollar Double Value Coupons up to a maximum amount per day set by the farmers market. You can […]

Green Brian Park Ribbon Cutting

Green Brian Park Ribbon Cutting

I am pleased to announce that the new Green Briar Playground is now complete. The ribbon cutting ceremony, which took place on Thursday, September 11, was a wonderful event with Clinton Elementary School’s 3rd grade class participating in the cutting of the ribbon. First Lady Amy Rule and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly […]

West Ridge Nature Preserve Ground Breaking Ceremony

West Ridge Nature Preserve Ground Breaking Ceremony

Alderman O’Connor and area neighbors gathered Saturday, September 6, to welcome Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with Michael Kelly, General Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District and Rebekah Scheinfeld, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation to celebrate the much anticipated ground breaking of the West Ridge Nature Preserve. The Nature Preserve is located at the northwest […]

DIVVY Stations

DIVVY Stations

As you may be aware, DIVVY’s equipment supplier (PBSC) filed for bankruptcy back in January. Because of this, the Department of Transportation has only recently been able to begin finalizing the expansion of 175 stations, 10 of which will be in the 40th Ward.  The new stations and bikes will be built over the next […]

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