Our Community

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!

Districting map showing City of Chicago Wards
Interactive districting map shows new ward boundaries as of May 2022

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.

Join us for Ward Nights! / Únete a nosotras por las noches de distrito

On the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, Ald. Vasquez is available first-come, first serve in 15 minute appointments at the Ward Office from 5-6:30pm. The 3rd Wednesday of the month is virtual.

For May, here is our Ward Night schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 1st: In-person
  • Wednesday, May 8th, 5:00-6:30pm: In-person
  • Wednesday, May 15th, 5:00-6:30pm: In-person
  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 5:00-6:30pm: Virtual

Los miércoles 1, 2 y 4 del mes, Ald. Vásquez estará disponible por orden de llegada en citas de 15 minutos en la oficina de 5 hasta 6:30p. El tercero miércoles del mes será virtual.

Para Mayo, este es nuestro horario de Ward Night:

  • Miércoles, el 1 de mayo: En persona
  • Miércoles, el 8 de mayo, 5:00-6:30pm: En persona
  • Miércoles, el 15 de mayo, 5:00-6:30pm: En persona
  • Miércoles, el 22 de mayo, 5:00-6:30pm:  Virtual
A google map blocks out 40th Ward Neighborhood Groups

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.

a calm river surrounded by trees, grass and yellow flowers
Children cooperate at Passages Elementary


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.

Block party group photo, many people gathered together smiling

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

A range of volunteer opportunities are available depending on your time and interests. We’d love to have you!

Alderperson Andre Vasquez and volunteer team at the 40th Ward Office.