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Help Still Needed for Newly Arrived Asylum-Seekers

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The 20th District Mutual Aid team is serving 42 migrants at the 20th district police station which includes 15 babies/toddlers + a very pregnant mama.  We can use help in these areas: Interested in joining a 20th station volunteer zoom call this week? Complete this poll so we can coordinate the day/time. We plan to provide updates, answer […]

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Overflow Action Alert issued

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Via Metropolitan Water Reclamation District More rain is on its way to Chicagoland. Conserve water now to reduce the amount of water in your municipal sewers: Flooding and sewer backups can happen for a variety of reasons, ranging from conveyance of water flow in local pipes, the groundwater table, undersized drainage designs and roof loads, […]

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No Fireworks at Winnemac Park on July 4th Weekend

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40th Ward Neighbors, With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I want to remind 40th Ward neighbors that fireworks are illegal in Chicago; even sparklers are banned. The only permitted “fireworks” in Chicago are glowworms, smoke bombs and party poppers. My office has heard from many residents who are concerned about the uptick in fireworks usage throughout the […]

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City of Chicago Solicits Bid to Preserve City’s Ash Trees

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Via Save Your Ash Coalition Chicago Chicago, IL — On the heels of the driest May in almost 30 years and worst air quality inthe world this week, the City of Chicago is poised to make history once again bypreserving Chicago’s 43,200 ash trees that help protect millions of residents fromdangerous airborne pollutants. On June […]

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Leavitt Greenway Virtual Community Meeting

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Later this summer at 6p on July 10, 2023, the Department of Transportation (CDOT) plans to convert Leavitt St. from Diversey Pkwy to Bowmanville Ave to a Neighborhood Greenway to calm car traffic and create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians. This will involve adding speed humps and striping a contraflow bike lane to […]

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Chicago Department of Public Health Guidance on Unhealthy Air Quality in Chicago

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Via Chicago Department of Public Health Air quality in Chicago continues to improve but is still rated as “unhealthy for sensitive groups” due to smoke from wildfires in Canada, according to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) air monitors. It is still recommended that sensitive populations take precautions to protect themselves. CDPH is monitoring the situation closely […]

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Ald. Vasquez to Chair his first Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights meeting

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Alderperson Vasquez will host the inaugural meeting of the Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights as its Chair for the 2023 – 2027 term. He will be looking for passage of his Resolution Calling for Monthly Hearings on the City Response to the Migrant Crisis by way of having a subject matter hearing on the […]

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Meet the 40th Ward Summer 2023 Interns!

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Hello everyone! My name is Naima. I recently graduated from Northside College Prep, where I worked with a few different student-led groups dedicated to diversity and equity. I’ve been with the 40th Ward for a few months as a volunteer, and I’m really excited to transition to being here full-time this summer and getting to […]

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20th District CCPSA Monthly Meeting

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Community Commission for Public Safety & Accountability (CCPSA) is having it’s second meeting. How can your 20th district Representatives best serve you? What does public safety look like for our community? How can you be a part of shaping policies around public safety and policing in our district? To RSVP to our monthly meeting, sign […]

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