Get Involved-VOICE Working Groups

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

January 10, 2020

Community-Driven Zoning Process & FAQs

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January 23, 2020

Job Posting: Constituent Services & Community Engagement Coordinator

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January 23, 2020

Construction Full Street Closure Updates

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January 10, 2020

Legion Park -Chicago River Restoration

Please note: Alderman Vasquez has requested a community meeting with those involved in this project. Meeting details will be posted once they are confirmed. Tree removal […]
January 10, 2020

28 January 2020 – 5155-5159 N Lincoln Ave

NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE REQUEST Dear Neighbors, My office has received a request for the following zoning change: Common Address: 5155-5159 N Lincoln Ave Current Zoning: […]
December 20, 2019

Sewer Work Project Updates

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 […]
December 16, 2019

8 January 2020 – 1925 W Thome – Misericordia (PD 253)

NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE REQUEST Dear Neighbors, Our office has received a request for an amendment to Planned Development 253, which defines the zoning for Misericordia […]
December 13, 2019

2019 Menu Program End-of-Year Summary

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” […]
December 10, 2019

17 December 2019 – 5237 N Ashland (PD 1009) – First Evangelical Free Church

NOTICE OF ZONING CHANGE REQUEST Dear Neighbors, Our office has received a request for an amendment to Planned Development 1009, First Evangelical Free Church. PD 1009 […]