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  • CTA Red-Purple Modernization Meeting
    Posted: 5/4/2017
    Please join the CTA for the first public meeting of the CTA?s Transit Oriented Development Study for the Red-Purple Bypass Area.

    Because the TOD study is community-driven, the CTA is relying on your input. This is the first in a series of three public meetings for the RPB area. The meeting will provide residents and business owners with an opportunity to learn about the study, review the market analysis, talk one-on-one with the CTA study team and provide feedback and input on the overall vision for the project.
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  • Restore the Canopy: Free Trees for Residents of the 44th Ward!
    Posted: 4/28/2017
    Our office is pleased to partner with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to distribute free oak saplings to 44th Ward residents. The sapplings (which come in plastic pots) can be picked up at 3223 N. Sheffield, Monday-Thursdays 8am-6pm, Fridays 8am-5pm, and Saturdays 8am-12pm.


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  • Neighborhood Health Fest
    Neighborhood Health Fest

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 9 a.m.?11:30 a.m.


    Posted: 4/27/2017
    We're celebrating good health by offering free screenings and information to keep you healthy.

    2845 North Sheridan Road
    (Directly across from the Hospital)
    Complimentary self-parking available in
    hospital garage #2.
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  • Chicago Police Department - Distracted Driving Mission
    Posted: 4/26/2017
    Chicago Police Department Has Partnered with Numerous Agencies to Conduct First-Ever Distracted Driving Mission
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  • #OneSummerChicago
    #OneSummerChicago

    Posted: 4/18/2017


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  • BUILDING SAFER COMMUNITIES
    Posted: 3/22/2017
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  • Filming Notice: Gatorade (Photos)
    Posted: 3/21/2017
    Gatorade will be shooting photos in our neighborhood on March 24, 2017 from 6pm-9pm.

    Parking restrictions will be go into effect on March 24, 2017 from 6pm-9pm. Restrictions will be the SOUTH side of Waveland from 934-938 and WEST side of Wilton from 3638-3658.
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  • Filming Notice: Chicago PD (TV Show)
    Filming Notice: Chicago PD (TV Show)

    Filming Notice


    Posted: 3/15/2017
    Universal Television, LLC will be filming scenes for an upcoming episode of the NBC television show "Chicago PD" in your neighborhood on Friday, March 17th.

    In order to park the necessary vehicles and equipment for filming, the following streets will be posted NO PARKING/TOW ZONE from 7:00AM to 11:00PM Friday, March 17th:

    BOTH sides of SCHOOL from SOUTHPORT to 1240 W. School
    BOTH sides of LAKEWOOD from HENDERSON to SCHOOL
    SOUTH side of HENDERSON from 1235 to 1323 HENDERSON
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  • CTA to Host "Meet the Artist" Community Meetings for Two New Public Art Projects
    Posted: 3/9/2017
    The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will host two upcoming meetings to allow members of the communities surrounding the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Blue Line and Diversey Brown Line stations an opportunity to provide input and meet renowned, Chicago-based artists Jason Messinger and Mathew Wilson who were hired to commission new works of art for each location, respectively.

    In October, the Chicago Transit Board approved the award of contracts as part of CTA's ongoing commitment to have artwork at all rail stations within the City of Chicago and other key transit locations throughout its service region. These works of art will further enhance the travel experience for commuters, while also adding to the character of the surrounding communities.

    To assist the artists as they begin preparing their project renderings, the CTA will host a public meeting, where customers, residents and neighbors will have the opportunity to meet the artists and share input on the art being commissioned for each location:

    Ann Sather Restaurant
    Thursday, March 16
    6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    909 W. Belmont Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60657

    *Facility is accessible to people with disabilities*

    CTA issued a Call for Artists in December seeking local, national and international artists to submit their qualifications and portfolios for consideration. Chosen from a competitive field of more than 350 artists, Mr. Messinger and Mr. Wilson were selected by an evaluation committee based on their artistic merit, qualifications, professional recognition and their written statements of interest.

    Under the leadership of Mayor Emanuel, CTA's collection of public art has nearly doubled since 2011 - currently boasting more than 60 works of art across all eight rail lines. It includes mosaics, art glass and sculptures created by nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, many of whom are local. Over the next few years, CTA's public art collection will further expand to include nearly a dozen new works of art.
  • Filming Notice: The Christmas Gift (Movie)
    Filming Notice: The Christmas Gift (Movie)

    Posted: 2/17/2017
    Winter Road, LLC will be filming scenes for their new movie, THE CHRISTMAS GIFT, in your neighborhood Tuesday, February, 21st . Filming will take place at Groovin High, Inc. 1047 W Belmont Ave # 1, Chicago, IL 60657.
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  • Chicago Women in Trades Open House
    Chicago Women in Trades Open House

    Posted: 2/16/2017
    Chicago Women in Trades will be hosting an Open House, complete with free training programs to empower women in the trades industries. For more information, please visit the Chicago women in Trades website by clicking here.
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  • Fiming Notice: Raisin Bran Commerical
    Fiming Notice: Raisin Bran Commerical

    Posted: 2/14/2017
    Due to filming, parking restrictions will be enforced. There will be no parking 4am-8pm Friday, February 17, 2017 on both sides of Southport between Addison to Waveland and on both sides of Waveland, between Southport and Janssen.
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  • Property Tax Senior Exemption/ Senior Freeze Application
    Posted: 1/19/2017
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  • Be The Change
    Be The Change

    Posted: 1/11/2017
    Applying is simple and quick. The first step is to apply to sit for the entrance exam. Just click here to start your application. You can access the website on a mobile phone or on free computers at any one of your neighborhood libraries.

    Once you apply you'll be sent details for the exam, which be held April 1st & April 2nd in 2017, as well as plenty of materials to help you prepare for the test. But don't be concerned the pass rate for the exam is over 80%.

    Applications will be accepted through January 31st 2017.
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  • Christmas Tree Pick-up
    Christmas Tree Pick-up

    Posted: 12/17/2016
    Start the New Year off right by recycling your Christmas tree! I will be collecting Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The City's Christmas tree recycling program is an easy and environmentally-friendly alternative for residents to dispose of their trees. Recycling Christmas trees allows the City to divert thousands of Christmas trees away from landfills for reuse in our community. Please sign up using the online form below.

    This service is only available to residents of the 44th Ward that have registered for the service.



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