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Alderman Vasquez’s Statement on Tempel Steel Property

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Dear Neighbors, Last week, Tempel Steel announced its intention to sell its campus, located at the 5500 block of North Wolcott in the 40th Ward’s Bowmanville neighborhood. My office has been in touch with the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to discuss possibilities for this property, which currently has a manufacturing zone (M2) designation. […]

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Legion Park, Chicago River Restoration

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Tree removal continues construction phase of North Branch Chicago River Habitat Restoration Project via US Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Tree removal at Legion Park began on Jan 2, 2020, and continues the construction phase of the North Branch Chicago River Habitat Restoration Project. The contract option was awarded to Industria, Inc. of Des […]

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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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