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  • Wrigley Field Restoration Street Closures
    Posted: 8/19/2014
    On Monday, August 18, portions of Waveland and Sheffield avenues closed to allow work to begin by the City of Chicago to relocate underground water and sewer infrastructure. Once complete, this will allow the plans for renovation of the Wrigley Field bleachers.
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  • Pride Parade Survey
    Posted: 8/15/2014
    I have created a Pride Parade survey to hear from you as we continue to examine the pride parade route and evaluate all options for next year, which could include a move downtown.
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  • New Turf Fields at Inter-American and Agassiz
    New Turf Fields at Inter-American and Agassiz

    Posted: 8/14/2014
    Construction is underway for the new turf fields at Inter-American and Agassiz! This has been made possible through a collaboration of CPS funds, aldermanic menu money and a capital grant secured by State Rep.Sara Feigenholtz. Both will be completed in September and will be a true asset to our students and families.
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  • Roof and Porch Assistance Program
    Posted: 8/14/2014
    The process to receive City of Chicago assistance for roof and porch repairs is being modified for 2015. The Roof and Porch Repair Program intake process will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 and proceed until capacity is reached.
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  • Sheridan Road Construction
    Posted: 8/14/2014
    Sheridan Road from Belmont to Diversey is scheduled to begin resurfacing on Monday, August 18. The work will also include ADA sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter removal and replacement, bus pad construction, milling and paving the existing asphalt pavement and striping. The concrete work will take place first, followed by the milling and paving of the roadway.

    During construction, temporary ?No Parking? signs will be periodically installed on sections of residential cross streets as required for each activity listed above. These temporary signs will restrict parking during working hours, while adhering to rush hour restrictions, for the completion of the work. All work on this corridor is tentatively scheduled to be completed by October 15, 2014.

    If you have questions about the project, please feel free to contact Sougata Deb in my office at 773.525.6034 or Sougata.Deb@cityofchicago.org.
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  • 44th Ward Back to School Supply Drive
    Posted: 8/14/2014
    Friends of the 44th Ward Schools! My office is collecting school supply donations for students in need for the 2014-2015 school year. Please drop off any of the items below for grades K-8 at 3223 N Sheffield by Friday, August 22nd.

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  • Permanent Street Cleaning Signs
    Permanent Street Cleaning Signs

    Posted: 8/14/2014
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  • Flu Shot Information
    Posted: 8/6/2014
    Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
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  • Filming Notice for at Clark and Addison
    Posted: 8/1/2014
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  • New Ordinance Aims to Reduce Cell Phone Thefts Citywide
    Posted: 7/30/2014
    I co-sponsored an ordinance that passed City Council today requiring retail stores not operated by major cell phone companies, such as Sprint and Verizon, to keep detailed information about individuals who sell them previously-used phones and about the devices themselves. Cell phone thefts account for 30 percent of all thefts citywide, and have been a major issue in our ward. This new ordinance will target small cell phone stores that are supporting this type of crime and will give the Chicago Police Department another tool to track cell phone thefts citywide. It is my hope that this new reporting mechanism will reduce cell phone thefts in the City.
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  • SitStayRead comes to the 44th Ward
    Posted: 7/29/2014
    I am proud to welcome SitStayRead to the 44th Ward! People who love dogs, children, and books will love this organization. SitStayRead is a not-for-profit that brings dogs into Chicago Public School classrooms to help struggling young readers develop critical early literacy skills. To understand how they do that, watch the video at http://abc7chicago.com/201735/. And if you're interested in volunteering with them (with or without a dog), you can visit them online at sitstayread.org, or visit their new offices at 2849 N. Clark.
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  • Integrys Energy Rates
    Posted: 7/29/2014
    Many of us have received a letter from the City of Chicago about electric aggregation program and whether we should remain with Integrys or go back to ComEd. The City of Chicago and the Citizens Utility Broad have built a calculator to help residents compare the City's Program to the ComEd Rate. The calculator is available online and con be found at: www.ChicagoPowerCalculator.com.


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  • City Reminds Public to Expect Traffic Impacts During Busy Weekend in Chicago
    Posted: 7/18/2014
    Large crowds expected for sold out Wrigley Field concerts on Friday and Saturday; several other events planned throughout City.
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  • Billy Joel & Blake Shelton Concerts
    Posted: 7/17/2014
    Wrigley Field will be hosting two concerts at the ballpark this weekend on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 20. Billy Joel returns to Wrigley on Friday for his first solo appearance in Chicago in seven years. The show begins at 8:00pm. Blake Shelton will bring his Ten Times Crazier Tour to the ballpark on Saturday at 7:00pm. Gates open two hours before the show begins. You can find information on street closures, parking restrictions and what to expect the day of the concerts here.
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  • Post Pride Parade Information
    Posted: 6/30/2014
    I want to commend the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Streets & Sanitation, and the Chicago Police Department for a strong presence at yesterday's Pride Parade. We are working around the clock to clean up the neighborhood today and tomorrow. If, after this clean-up, there remains a specific area that needs special attention, please call my office at 773-525-6034.

    Unfortunately, there was a shooting in front of 3132 N. Sheffield at 2:00am this morning. The 21-year-old victim is an admitted gang member and is recovering from a bullet wound to his forearm at Illinois Masonic. Detectives are reviewing video surveillance as a part of their investigation. As we receive more information about this incident, we will share it with you. The midnight shift, entertainment teams and tactical teams have a special attention on this area. The Midnight shift will also be conducting periodic roll calls at Belmont/Sheffield to add increased police presence to the area.

    Safety is my ongoing number one concern for our Ward. The problems that came with the post-parade late-night crowd will be addressed as we continue to examine the parade route and evaluate all options for next year.

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