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Dog Friendly Area at Winnemac Park

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40th Ward residents recently voted to allocate $100,000 in menu money for a dog park, or dog friendly area (DFA), at Winnemac Park. On January 13, Alderman Vasquez hosted an informational meeting for those who are interested in learning about how to start a DFA and how to be involved in the community-driven process. Meeting […]

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Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Applications Open Monday – January 11

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The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this popular program, taking advantage of the low cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation. The program’s cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below […]

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Letter On CPS Reopening Plans

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From Alderman Vasquez – I joined 32 members of the 50 member City Council in sending a letter to Mayor Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson regarding our concerns about CPS‘s reopening plans amidst the current COVID numbers. An overwhelming majority of Chicago alders, representing a diverse demographic of Chicago residents, agree that more must […]

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Quarterly Town Hall 12/17, Recording and Q&A

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Watch: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=442686366723853 On December 17th, 2020, Alderman Vasquez hosted an online Fourth Quarter Townhall for the 40th Ward. The recording is available online here: https://www.facebook.com/40thward/videos/442686366723853 Questions submitted ahead of time and in the chat during the call are posted below, along with answers from the Alderman’s office:   My question is, if permit parking is […]

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Lawrence/Western Development Plans Received by Ward Office

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Dear Neighbors, The 40th Ward office was recently made aware of plans to develop the lot at the northwest corner of Lawrence and Western, currently the 5th/3rd Bank building, with a two-story commercial development anchored by an undisclosed grocery retailer. The proposed development would be by-right within the existing zoning, which means the developer would […]

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2021 Parking Improvement Opportunities

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Dear Neighbors, As we enter 2021, the 40th Ward office is pleased to offer the following opportunities for residential parking improvements in the Ward. These are all suggestions based on residential feedback, Department of Transportation or Department of Finance (Parking Enforcement) maps, and the requirements of the City Code. We encourage neighbors to provide feedback […]

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Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Bill

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“ADU ALDERMAN” ANDRE VASQUEZ’S 40th WARD INCLUDED IN ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT PILOT Alderman will hold briefings in 2021 for owners interested in adding coach houses, basement flats, etc. December 15, 2020 (CHICAGO) The 40th Ward, represented by Alderman Andre Vasquez, was one of several pilot areas included in a new Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) bill […]

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Arrest Made in March 2020 Shooting

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December 15, 2020 Over the weekend 20th District Commander McCrudden informed me that an arrest was made in the March shooting death of a teenager in the Bowmanville neighborhood. On behalf of the 40th Ward I would like to thank the Chicago Police Department for their investigative work on this case. The arrest and subsequent […]

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2021 Budget Aldermanic Statement

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November 20, 2020 Dear Neighbors, After careful consideration and having evaluated all available options to address Chicago’s unprecedented $1.2 billion budget gap, I have decided to vote yes on the City’s 2021 budget.  This was not an easy decision in part because the budget includes a property tax increase. However, the reality is that the […]

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