Are you passionate about improving the quality of life in the 40th Ward? Concerned about  the transphobic vandalism occuring in our community? Are you an ally for at-risk youth or an advocate for seniors aging in place? Do you want greater gender parity or to protect the rights of LGBTQ folx? Then the 40th Ward’s VOICE* working groups (*Visualizing Organized Inter-Community Engagement) is looking for your experience and enthusiasm!  

Over the past few months, we have been building momentum at the 40th Ward office and around the community, while exploring issues impacting seniors, women, the LGBTQ community, and youth folx under 21 years old. We are in the early planning phase for an upcoming community forum to work together on solutions, and we are looking to engage with as many neighbors as possible. The VOICE is yours, come join us!

Upcoming VOICE Meetings:

-Monday, Nov 18, 6:00 pm: Women & LGBTQ Equity Working Group – 5620 N. Western Ave (note: this meeting will be split up into two groups)         

-Thursday, Nov 21, 3:00 pm: Issues impacting Seniors – 5620 N. Western Ave

-Thursday, Nov 21, 4:00 pm: Issues impacting Youth – 5620 N. Western AveIf you are interested in attending a meeting, or would like to learn more about VOICE, please contact Lisa Bowden, Community Engagement Coordinator, at

November 15, 2019

Sewer Work Project Updates

As of November 8, 2019 Project Number 7214 – Ravenswood/Farragut/Paulina/Berwyn All eastern sections (1600/1700 blocks of Farragut, 1600 block of Berwyn, 5200 block of Paulina) are […]
November 14, 2019

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

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 […]
November 8, 2019

Ward Office will be closed on Veterans Day

November 6, 2019

Recent Hit and Run at Ravenswood/Petersen Intersection

November 6, 2019

Participatory Budgeting 2020

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. […]
November 6, 2019


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 […]
October 30, 2019

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

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 […]
October 28, 2019

Business Burglary Alert

25 Oct 19 – Business Alert – 24th 20th District Burglaries P19-3-281(BA)
October 28, 2019

Update for DWM work on 2400 Block of W Gunnison

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 […]