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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 […]

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First City Council Meeting Notes

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On May 29th, I attended my first City Council meeting. At the end of it, I was selected to be 8 different committees, and to be the Vice Chair of one of them. Below are the committees I am proud to serve on: Special Events, Cultural Affairs, and Recreation – (Serving as Vice Chair) Economic, […]

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