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Intrinsic School No Longer Considering Rosehill Cemetery Site

Dear Neighbors, As many of you know, Intrinsic Schools was considering a location in the southern portion of Rosehill Cemetery for a school serving 7th through 12th graders. Intrinsic was also considering other sites on the Northwest Side of the City. I chose to wait to have a community meeting until Intrinsic was sure that they were planning […]

40th Ward Vehicle Sticker Days – July 7th

40th Ward Vehicle Sticker Days – July 7th

Two Days: Thursday, June 25th and Tuesday, July 7th The Chicago City Clerk will be selling city vehicle stickers at our ward service office, 5850 N. Lincoln Ave., on Thursday, June 25th and Tuesday, July 7th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The ward sale option is ONLY available to motorists with an expiration month […]



Update: June 29, 2015 Dear Neighbors, The Board of Education has informed our office that they are ready to move forward with the RFP for Trumbull school. The RFP will go out as early as Friday. Once the RFP is released, I will notify the community on our website and post the acceptable use language (which […]

Zoning Change 5636 to 5652 N. Ashland

At the June 17th City Council Meeting, Alderman O’Connor introduced an ordinance to down-zone the properties on Ashland Avenue with addresses ranging from 5636 to 5642 N. Ashland. Currently, the properties are zoned RM 4.5. The change to RS3 [Residential Single-Unit (Detached House) District] will ensure that the community has input should anyone wish to […]

New Water Main Project on Ardmore from Talman to Western

The Department of Water Management will soon be installing a new water main on Ardmore Ave. from Talman Ave. to Western Ave. The old pipe, which date back to 1916, needs to be replaced. Work is estimated to be complete in September with final restoration to follow in October. Dates may change depending on weather […]

O’Connor Speaks at City Club of Chicago

O’Connor Speaks at City Club of Chicago

On the 9th of June 2015 Alderman Patrick O’Connor spoke to the City Club of Chicago about the city’s pension problems and the need for Rauner and the state legislature to take action to help alleviate Chicago’s financial crisis. Emanuel’s Springfield agenda — including requests for a city-owned casino and a longer timetable to fund […]

Intrinsic School Proposal

Dear Neighbor, Intrinsic School filed an application on June 10th to begin the process of a planned development for a site off of Western Avenue in a portion of Rosehill Cemetery. If you live near the area, you may get a mailed notice in the next few days. Intrinsic is in their due diligence period to […]

2015 Living Treasures of Edgewater Award

The Edgewater Historical Society has selected four individuals for its 2015 Living Treasures of Edgewater Award.  This award honors those individuals who have made significant contributions to the community by enhancing the quality of life of its citizens.   Edgewater Living Treasures are residents, or former residents, of the Edgewater area.  They are individuals who have made an […]

Filming Notification – No Parking

Big Table Media will be filming scenes for an upcoming episode in our ward on Sunday 6/7/15 thru Tuesday 6/9/15. Filming will take place at 1614 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. between the hours of 7am thru 8pm.  In order to park necessary vehicles and equipment for filming, streets will be posted with NO PARKING/TOW ZONE […]

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 […]

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