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Working Closely with Swedish Covenant Hospital

I just wanted to thank all the amazing staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital who helped with improving the health care options we now have in our community. Here is a letter from President and CEO Mark Newton which I wanted of share with everyone in our community. February 27, 2015 Dear Alderman O’Connor: Congratulations on a well-deserved […]

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Update

Dear residents, I just wanted to give you an update that the applicant has withdrawn their request for a medical marijuana dispensary license, therefore, this is no longer an issue. I appreciate you taking the time to attend the community meeting that took place in December and voicing your opinions.  It is through this type […]

20th Police District Egg Hunt & Bake Sale

20th Police District Egg Hunt & Bake Sale

Sponsored by Ald. O’Connor and Ald. Pawar Don’t miss the 20th District’s Free Annual Egg Hunt and Bake Sale on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00am. Kids ages 0-8 years old can hunt for eggs and parents can shop the bake sale. Proceeds go to sponsoring youth activities. Easter Egg bags will be supplied, please do […]

Shooting Near Winnemac Park – Update

Please be aware that Police have charged a man with murder in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred Sunday, March 21st on the 2200 block of W. Winnemac. Read article   Dear Neighbors, As you may have heard, there was a gang-related shooting near Winnemac Park Sunday, March 21st.  I have been in contact […]

Trumbull School Update

Trumbull School Update

On Monday, March 23rd, the working group of various neighborhood organizations, the Edgewater Historical Society, and the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce met with Alderman O’Connor and a representative of the Board of Education to go over draft language for the acceptable use portion for the RFP for the reuse of Trumbull School. Prior to the […]

Upcoming Water Management Projects

Upcoming Water Management Projects Bryn Mawr Avenue Water Main Project – Postponed The Department of Water Management has postponed construction of the new water main on Bryn Mawr Avenue between St. Louis and Kedzie until sometime in May. We will keep you updated with more information as the construction period draws near. Lincoln Avenue Sewer Lining […]

Pathways in Education – Request before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Pathways in Education – Request before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Dear Neighbors, We have received a number of inquiries regarding an application pending in the Zoning Board of Appeals by an alternative school called Pathways in Education at 4816 North Western Avenue. Calls range from simple inquiry to outrage that the application was filed and there has been no discussion in the community. Some folks […]

Go Edgewater – A Transportation Options Marketing Program 

Go Edgewater is a City of Chicago program that offers free resources, activities, and support to Edgewater residents to encourage them to walk, bicycle, and take transit more often. The focused campaign effort aims to launch in June 2015 and run for four months. Go Edgewater is one of five similar programs being implemented in […]

Grow North Launch and Press Conference at Amundsen H.S.

Dear Neighbors, I am partnering with Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) and Alderman Ameya Pawar (47th) to expand Grow 47, a community led effort founded in 2011 by Alderman Pawar to support and strengthen the K-12 educational experience in Chicago’s 47th Ward. Grow North expands this important neighborhood school initiative to bring greater focus and more resources to the area’s […]

Andersonville Named one of Redfin’s Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods in the Nation

Congratulations to Andersonville for being named #7 in Redfin’s Top 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in the Nation!   Redfin Predicts the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2015 Now that 2015 is off and running, we know what you’re wondering: Which neighborhoods will everyone be lusting after this year? In 2015, it will be all about compromise. There are […]

2015 Chicago Sidewalk Café Permit

Please download the City of Chicago Sidewalk Café Application Information Package for the 2015 sidewalk café season, which begins on March 1st, and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year.  Businesses with a valid Retail Food Establishment License may apply for […]

FAFSA Applications Now Being Accepted

Now is the time to get a jump start on applying for financial aid for the 2015-2016 college school year. FAFSA (Federal Assistance Financial Student Aid) applications are now being accepted and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible as money is awarded on a first come first served basis. Even if […]

Update: Community Spruce-Up Day at Amundsen High School!

Thanks to all those who supported the Amundsen High School’s Spruce-Up Day.                                                     POSTED JAN 6 2015 Grab your friends and neighbors, and come help spruce-up our neighborhood high school […]

Free Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center

The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center is a free court-based resource center which offers services for persons age 60 and older involved in legal proceedings. NOTE: Every month offers free senior enrichment seminars at the Daley Center, check out this link for the newest Free Seminar Series. The Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center […]

Dear Neighbors,

Dear Neighbors,

As 2014 comes to an end and 2015 begins, the transition from old year to new year allows for a certain amount of reflection and reconsideration of who we are and how we live our daily lives. In our Ward, we have much to be happy about. Some of the City’s best and safest communities […]

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