We are a Community of Neighbors
Located on Chicago’s north side, the 40th Ward includes several diverse neighborhoods including Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Edgewater, Arcadia Terrace, and Bowmanville. Home to folks of every culture, identity, income, and residency status, the 40th Ward is a community of neighbors. We are glad you are here!
Neighborhood Network Slack Channel
We encourage you to join the 40th Ward Neighbor Network Slack group. The 40th Ward office uses slack to post messages about ward happenings and volunteer opportunities. This channel is also a great way to stay in touch and communicate with your neighbors and community. New to Slack? Learn how to use the platform.
Ward Night on Wednesdays returns May 24, 2023.
Virtual and in-person Ward Nights will be back on May 24th. Although Ward Night is paused, we are still accessible during our office hours:
- Monday through Thursday, 10am – 5pm
- Friday, 10am – 3PM
We are located at 5620 N Western Avenue or you can call our office at 773-654-1867 to request an appointment with Alder Vasquez.
Is there an issue impacting you and your community? A request or concern that you need help with?
Neighborhood Associations and Groups
Meet your neighbors and get involved in your community!
Parks, Playlots and Green Spaces
From rich pond life teeming with frogs, herons, and dragonflies, to shrubby areas where migratory birds stop to rest, to lush prairies filled with native grasses and wildflowers. Our parks are some of the best in the city.
Browse elementary and high schools located in the 40th Ward. In addition to Chicago Public Schools, we also host several charter and private education options.
Block Parties and Permits
Planning a block party? Everything you need to know to request a permit for your event.
Apartment, Yard and Garage Sale and Permits
A permit is required for all garage, yard and apartment sales conducted on residential property within the City of Chicago. Make sure you are in compliance with guidelines. Our office can assist you with permitting needs.
A range of volunteer opportunities are available depending on your time and interests. We’d love to have you!