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Learn When its a Telephone Scam

Learn When its a Telephone Scam

Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a […]

Support our local businesses!

Now that the holiday season is upon us, what better way to give thanks then to come together as a community and support our local businesses. Before you head out to the malls, take time to stroll through our neighborhood shops for unique gifts that can’t be found in big box stores. We are so […]

Public Meeting Regarding Jamieson Elementary Building Annex

Public Meeting Regarding Jamieson Elementary Building Annex

On Monday, December 1, 2014, Jamieson Elementary School will be hosting a very  important public meeting regarding our new annex. The meeting will be held in the  school’s main auditorium at 5:30 p.m. On Monday, December 1, 2014, Jamieson Elementary School will be hosting a very  important public meeting regarding our new annex. The meeting […]

Medical Cannabis Dispensary Community Input

I would like residents to be aware that there has been interest in the property located at 1954-68 W. Peterson by a company looking to open a medical cannabis dispensary. While the property is properly zoned for this type of business, the city requires that the interested party go through a special use process which includes […]

Recent Zoning Change / Carmen and Winnemac at Rockwell

Our office has begun the process to downzone the property located between Carmen and Winnemac at Rockwell. Given that the Archdiocese has closed several churches and schools in the last few years, we felt that a zoning change to the land occupied by Transfiguration Catholic Church was appropriate. If the church were to close, under […]

ALERT: Hundreds Attend Trumbull Community Meeting

ALERT: Hundreds Attend Trumbull Community Meeting

Update November 25th: On Monday, November 24th, community members gathered at Trumbull Elementary School to see proposals for the future of the building. We believe the meeting was a huge success, with hundreds of area residents turning out to hear from potential users of the building. We plan to survey those individuals that attended and left their […]

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.

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 Briar Park Ribbon Cutting

Green Briar 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 […]

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