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Safe Streets Public Statement

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Over the past few weeks, families in the 40th Ward and its surrounding communities have been devastated due to serious and fatal accidents involving vehicles striking both pedestrians and cyclists. These injuries and deaths are heartbreaking and agonizing, and they were preventable. Our City needs comprehensive legislation to implement initiatives that protect Chicago’s cyclists and pedestrians. It […]

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Gun Violence Awareness Event at River Park

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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. This Wednesday (6/8/22) at 3pm, Ald. Vasquez and partners are gathering at River Park, near Foster and Francisco, to unite as a community against gun violence. Speakers will share their experiences about the impacts of gun violence and participants will tie orange ribbons around the park, which will remain […]

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Ald. Vasquez Statement on Recent Casino Vote

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Dear 40th Ward Neighbors, This week during Wednesday’s City Council meeting, I voted yes on a resolution and ordinance to build a casino at the Tribune Building on Chicago Avenue near Halsted, with an initial temporary site at the Medinah Temple, located at 600 N Wabash. Considering the very real safety, traffic, fiscal, and equity […]

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Public Safety Update: Shooting in the 50th Ward

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The Chicago Police Department District 24 CAPS office reported that around 9:30am this morning, one person was shot twice on the 6000 block of N. Francisco Ave, which is located in the 50th Ward. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The incident is under investigation and if neighbors have security camera footage or […]

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Public Safety Notice 4/28/2022

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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE FROM ALDER VASQUEZ April 28, 2022 The Chicago Police Department District 20 CAPS office reported that early this morning, two people were shot while sitting in a parked vehicle on the 1900 block of Balmoral Ave in the Bowmanville neighborhood. Both victims received treatment for non life-threatening injuries. If neighbors have security camera […]

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Public Safety Announcement

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The Chicago Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred earlier this morning, around 1:30 a.m., at the corner of Foster and Damen in the 40th Ward. Shell casings were recovered at the scene and there is criminal damage to the property located at 5200 N. Damen Ave. No injuries have been reported. I have […]

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40th Ward Arts & Access Grants

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Our office recently launched the “40th Ward Arts & Access Grants” as part of Chicago’s ward microgrant program. Passed during last year’s budget process, the program allocates $100,000 for each ward office to fund projects focused on enhancing local communities. Our ward is the first in the city to launch the microgrant initiative, which is […]

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ALD. VASQUEZ LAUNCHES $100,000 ARTS AND ACCESS GRANTS IN THE 40th WARD

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First in the City, Grants being awarded for Open Government and Art Initiatives. (CHICAGO) This week, Alderperson Andre Vasquez (40th Ward) launched the “40th Ward Arts & Access Grants” as part of Chicago’s ward microgrant program. Passed during last year’s budget process, the program allocates $100,000 to each ward office to fund projects focused on […]

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Ongoing Police Investigation & Request for Information – 2600 Block W Catalpa

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40th Ward Neighbors, Wednesday morning around 7:00am there was a shooting incident that led to a homicide on the 2600 block of W Catalpa. Police are investigating, and have provided the following video link and updated request for information: Bureau of Detectives – Area ThreeSeeking to IdentifyHomicide20th District (Lincoln) About this Crime:Detectives are seeking to […]

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