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Sewer Work Project Updates

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Project Number 7461 – Seeley/Ainslie Work is expected to begin at the intersection of Seeley and Ainslie the week of Mon. 12/2 for the Department of Water Management’s project #7461, a sewer main replacement. Equipment mobilization is beginning 12/2, with work beginning in earnest on Wednesday 12/4. The Seeley/Ainslie intersection will be fully closed to […]

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2019 Menu Program End-of-Year Summary

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Dear Neighbors, Every year, City of Chicago Wards receive approximately $1.3 million in discretionary infrastructure funding from the Dept. of Transportation, known as the “menu money” program. This year’s menu money authorizations for the 40th Ward are a combination of projects already requested by previous Ald. Patrick O’Connor and requests from the current Ward office […]

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Notice of Traffic Change Recommendation at Jamieson School (Hollywood between California/Francisco)

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A decision has been made regarding this zoning change request. Please see the attached Notice of Aldermanic Intent  NOTICE OF TRAFFIC CHANGE RECOMMENDATION Dear Neighbors, My office has received a recommendation for the following traffic change: Location: West Hollywood Ave between California and Francisco Avenues CDOT Recommendation: Hollywood Avenue is a 26-foot-wide, two-way local road […]

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Demolition and Construction at 5035 N Lincoln Ave (former Boomers site)

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Dear Neighbors, Permitted demolition is expected to begin this week at 5035 N Lincoln Ave., formerly the site of the Boomers restaurant and various other commercial properties. The zoning change that was approved under the previous administration in October 2018 was a Type 1 zoning change, which ties the property to the specific building plans […]

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Participatory Budgeting 2020

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A MILLION DOLLARS? Every year, each ward in Chicago receives $1.3 million dollars, also known as “menu money,” for infrastructure-related improvements. Alderman Vasquez built a really big table to create space for neighbors to decide how to spend one million dollars improving the 40th Ward — whether it be fixing […]

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Public Meeting with Dept. Water Management: Update for Bell/Ainslie/Leavitt/Argyle Project

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Alderman Vasquez has requested that Department of Water Management staff and their contractors be present in the 40th Ward to address delays and disruptions in water main Project #1601091, located roughly in the area bounded by Bell/Argyle/Leavitt/Ainslie. Conflicting updates, missed deadlines, and prolonged work stoppages have seriously affected quality of life in the area. Ald. […]

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Update for DWM work on 2400 Block of W Gunnison

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Notice for neighbors on 2400 blk of West Gunnison: Engineers have notified our office that the 8″ main connected to the valve is leaking 20′ west of the repair made Friday. The city has been contacted and will likely have to turn off the water today for repairs. If you have any questions, contact my […]

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Public Meeting: Traffic Pattern Request at Clark/Glenlake

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Dear Neighbors, Our Ward office has received a proposal to repurpose the unused building at 1616 W Glenlake as a low-impact medical facility with onsite parking. This would be a by-right use, and does not require a zoning change; however, as part of the redesign, the site owners have proposed changing traffic flow from one-way […]

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Chicago Public Schools Classes Canceled on 10/17/19

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Dear Neighbors,   Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has announced that all CPS classes have been canceled for Thursday, October 17, because CPS and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) have been unable to reach an agreement.   While there will be no classes, schools will remain open with programming for students led by CPS staff.   […]

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Public Safety Update: Shooting at Damen and Foster Area

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Public Safety Update: Shooting at Damen and Foster Area Just after 9:30 p.m. last night, at approximately 5258 North damen, a 22 year-old man was approached by several individuals who exited a vehicle. Following a brief verbal altercation a fist fight began, at which time one of the individuals drew a handgun and fired several […]