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Join us on May 31, 2023 to hear about the Stabilization Housing Pilot in the 40th Ward!

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Welcome to the 40th Ward

Chicago’s 40th Ward is a beautiful mix of neighborhoods. Folks of every culture, identity, income, and residency status live and work here. Above all, we are a community, and we welcome you as our constituents and neighbors.

Topics and Services

The 40th Ward Office can help support and connect you to city services.

  • Water Management: Sewers, Stormwater, Quality and Conservation

    Pay your water bill, learn about the utility bill relief program, stormwater management, water quality and conservation.

  • Vehicle Stickers, Residential Parking, Tickets

    Vehicle stickers, residential parking information, and parking restrictions related to weather and events.

  • Traffic and Transportation

    Learn about traffic studies and Safe Streets Initiatives, repairs and special projects, as well as information about public transportation and Metra.

  • Streetscapes, Neighborhood Development

    Learn about active and ongoing development and public way and streetscape projects in the 40th Ward.

  • Street and Alley Maintenance

    Trees (trims, planting, removal), garbage and recycling, street sweeping, snow plowing, vehicle towing, rodent control and grafitti removal.

  • Seniors, Veterans, People with Disabilities

    Connect with City, State and nonprofit programs and resources for seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.

  • Public Health

    Resources and support for general public health concerns and special notifications as issued by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

  • Local Construction

    View local construction in the 40th Ward, learn how the City plans, and search for projects by address using the ChiStreetWork Portal.

  • Housing

    For renters (tenants rights) and homeowners (property tax exemptions, Accessory Dwelling Unit ordinance, Home and Business Protection Program). Get Utility Bill Relief, housing insecurity support.

  • Community Safety

    Find your police district and beat, learn about police accountability and get Community Safety Updates.

  • Community Driven Zoning

    Community-Driven Zoning process and guidelines: submit a zoning change request or submit feedback to current proposed zoning changes.

  • Businesses and Self-Employed

    Doing business in the City of Chicago: business licenses and permits, support for small businesses, links to local Chambers of Commerce.

Learn how to request 3-1-1 City Services and get support from our Solutions Team.

What we’re working on

Our office works to make all of our City services more accessible, transparent and accountable.

Learn more about Our Office and meet Our Team. Please contact us if you have a question or concern.

40th Ward Team stands outside of their Western Ave Office

Our Community

Plan your next block party or garage sale, explore neighborhood parks and green spaces, find a local school, and more. The 40th Ward is a community of neighbors and we are glad you are here! Meet your neighbors.

Volunteer opportunities

From ongoing Precinct Partner Programs to seasonal needs like our successful Shovel Squad field team, your volunteer efforts make the community stronger and safer for everyone.

Community event calendar

Find local events and happenings on our community calendar. We encourage you to submit your community events too! We often feature events in our newsletter and on social.

Job opportunities

Check out our job board for opportunities within the Ward and beyond. Looking to hire? Use the Job Posting feature to submit a FREE listing to our job board.

Neighborhood Network Slack Channel

We encourage you to join the 40th Ward Neighbor Network Slack group. The 40th Ward office uses slack to post messages about ward happenings and volunteer opportunities. This channel is also a great way to stay in touch and communicate with your neighbors and community. New to Slack? Learn how to use the platform.

Ainslie Arts Plaza with street mural

Arts & Culture in the 40th Ward

In 2019, the 40th Ward Office began planning and development for a Lincoln Avenue North Arts district in conjunction with the Lincoln Avenue North Streetscape project. With support from the Department of Planning and Development and the Chicago Department of Transportation, we have involved local businesses and community members in re-imagining Lincoln Avenue North, which will stretch from from Western to Catalpa.

Explore the vibrant arts and cultural community in the 40th Ward as well as resources and opportunities for creatives.

Pictured: Ainslie Arts Plaza with street mural titled “All Shapes and Colors” painted by artist Andrea Jablonski

Community News & Updates

  • Volunteers and Donations Needed for Newly Arrived Migrants

    Our wonderful neighbors are providing emergency response for newly arrived migrants at the same time that our ward offices are working to secure more resources from city, state and federal governments. If you can provide any of the following new or gently used items please drop them off to the 40th Ward Office at 5620 […]

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