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Toyota Dealership

Summary of Proposed Building Plan Changes at 6040-6060 N. Western Avenue In April of 2015, a Planned Development was established for a new Toyota Dealership at 6040- 6060 N. Western Ave. The Applicant proposed a multi-story building that fronted on north Western Ave., extended over the alleyway, and backed on north Artesian. A surface parking […]

Shots Fired

We just received this information from the Police today the 21 April 2016. Please understand we don’t currently have a complete picture yet and will of course update you immediately as more information comes in. Incident:Shots fired 5900 Block of Washtenaw 6 casings were found A van was hit Two males were seen running

Clark Street Nomination

Clark Street Nomination

Clark Street is a nominee in a national contest to choose the best main street in America. Cast your vote daily thru June 3rd! Read article in DNAinfo and don’t forget to vote!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will host an event on Thursday, April 28, at Swedish Covenant Hospital. The panel for this discussion will feature rape victim advocates, the Chicago Police Department, Swedish Covenant Hospital and the cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. This informational event will foster dialogue […]

California Water Main Project

Update: Through Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure improvement program, the Department of Water Management (DWM) recently completed the installation of a new water main on California Ave. from Foster Ave. to Lawrence Ave. Over the next few weeks the new pipe will be pressurized, disinfected with chlorine and tested. We will then […]

Citywide Clean and Green

Saturday, April 16, 2016 The 40th Ward encourages residents to take part in the city’s citywide spring Clean and Green. Clean and Green is an opportunity for neighbors, school groups and community block clubs to team up and clean and beautify areas in their neighborhood. The City is encouraging residents to call 3-1-1 to register […]

Outdoor Roll Calls

Come out and join the 20th District Police for Outdoor Roll Calls (Subject to Change due to Operational needs) Monday, March 28,  at 01:00am Rockwell and Rascher Monday, March 28, 09:00am Sheridan and Argyle Wednesday, March 30,  at 05:30pm Balmoral and Rockwell  

Jamieson Construction Update

Jamieson Construction Update

Construction of the Jamieson addition is coming along nicely. Completion date is mid-August – in time for the 2016/2017 school year.                       ____________________________________ Update Nov 24, 2015 Please be advised that construction of the new Annex at Jamieson Elementary will begin Monday, November 30th. Construction […]

Amundsen High School Improvements

Amundsen HS has seen many improvements in the past couple of years. With the $7,793,069 TIF money I secured, as well as the $2,517,246 secured through CPS, the school has enjoyed a $10,310,315 makeover. Phase I Upgrades – completed Auditorium; new lighting, curtains, sound system New computer lab Updates to cafeteria Turf field and track installation […]

California Avenue Water Main Replacement

California Avenue Water Main Replacement

The Department of Water Management has begun working to install a new water main on California Ave. from Foster Ave. to Lawrence Ave. “No Parking” signs will be posted as needed during work hours (generally 7am-4pm). Parking outside of those hours will be allowed, but cars will need to be moved by the start of […]

Andersonville Honors Gala

2016 marks 51 years of the Andersonville community, and for its 5thannual Andersonville Honors Gala, the Andersonville Development Corporation, soon to be reborn as the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance, is excited to partner with Andersonville’s own Neo-Futurists, 2014 Honors winner of Arts Organization of the Year.  Held on Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 pm at the theater’s longtime home at 5153 […]


Earlier this afternoon, Tuesday, February 23, a shooting occurred in the alley behind 5831-35 N. Washtenaw Avenue. The individual shot was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. The police are still investigating this incident. As more information becomes available, I will pass it along to you.

Shots Fired

On Tuesday, February 16, at 10:45 pm, there were reports of shots fired at 2758 W. Peterson Avenue in the 24th District. This address is on the north side of Peterson, which is part of the 50th Ward. Numerous calls came into 911 stating that multiple shots were fired. This is all the information I have […]

Medical Staff Assist Man In Distress

On Wednesday, February 17, after a workout at the Galter Center, an 81 year old man collapsed of what was thought to be a heart attack. Off-duty doctors and nurses who happened to also be working out at the time were quick to respond to the man in distress. Witnesses state that their immediate actions in […]

Paintball Incident

At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday evening, a man walking his dog on the 5900 block of N. Paulina Ave., was shot multiple times with paintball pellets by men driving a gray Jeep Cherokee. The man and his dog both sustained multiple injuries. It was reported an hour later that a woman was also shot with […]

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