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.
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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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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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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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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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.
Posted: 11/30/2016 The Department of Streets and Sanitation reminds motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban goes into effect on Thursday, December 1, 2016, and runs through April 1, 2017. The parking ban will be enforced during the hours of 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., and impacts 107 miles of critical main streets throughout the city.
During a snow storm it is critical that crews are able to plow and salt Chicago's main streets. This helps us restore the city to normal as quickly as possible, and ensures that motorists can access streets so that they can go about their daily routines, said Commissioner Charles L. Williams. Residents can assist us in this effort by checking signs and following posted restrictions.
As an additional reminder to motorists, crews from Streets and Sanitation have been posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets during the overnight hours.
Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes impedes traffic flow.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 S. Doty Ave) or 6 (701 N. Sacramento).
For more information on the overnight parking ban and a map of streets impacted by the ban, visit www.cityofchicago.org/dss.
Posted: 9/16/2016 The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program provides eligible families and seniors some property tax relief through a City-funded rebate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council are implementing this rebate program to help offset the property tax increase needed to fund the pensions of our first responders.
Beginning October 1, 2016, eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for a City of Chicago rebate at any of the 26 neighborhood locations, including City Hall. Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person. For residents of the 44th Ward, the closest rebate location is: 1011 W. Lawrence Ave (North Side Community Federal Credit Union).
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