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  • 44th Ward Crime Statistics
    Posted: 1/16/2015
    As we begin 2015, it is important to look at our crime statistics over the past few years to measure what has happened in our community and to assess where we are headed. Crime statistics hold police and public officials accountable for the direction of a community and in developing an overall plan to address crime.
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  • Service Trucks Parked on Residential Streets
    Posted: 1/16/2015
    Several residents have stopped by my office over the past few weeks indicating that their contractors have received tickets for parking their work truck on a residential street. While commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking on residential street, there are exceptions in the following situations:
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  • Voting Information for the February 24 Municipal Election
    Posted: 1/16/2015
    Voter registration for the February 24th Municipal Election will be closing on January 27th. If you will turn 18 before the February 24th election, moved from your previous address since the last election or have not registered to vote, you must do so by January 27th to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Deputy Registrars are available in my office to register you to vote.
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  • 3600 Lakewood Filming Notice
    Posted: 1/12/2015
    AnswersMedia will be filming in our neighborhood on 1/14 and 1/15, 2015. The project will take place between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

    In order to park necessary vehicles and equipment, streets will be posted with NO PARKING/TOW ZONE signs at the following times.

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  • Catalytic Converter Thefts
    Posted: 1/8/2015
    Catalytic converter thefts have been a citywide issue over the past few years These thefts mainly occur overnight and SUVS are typically targeted because of their higher ground clearance. Please be aware and share with your neighbors.

    Great work by our 19th District officers on arresting five individuals in connection with these thefts on Tuesday.
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  • 2014 In Review
    Posted: 12/31/2014
    2014 was a great year in the 44th Ward. Our local schools continue to thrive and all of our 44th Ward CPS schools have received the highest rating of a 1+ from the district based upon a series of performance measures. We have completed many exciting development projects bringing new businesses into the ward and many more will be underway in 2015. We continue to invest in green space and replace our aging infrastructure to ensure the vitality of our neighborhood.
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  • Lakeview Armed Robberies-Community Alert
    Posted: 12/30/2014
    Please be aware of two robberies that occurred in Lakeview on Sunday afternoon on the 3700 block of Wayne and the 3600 block of Bosworth. In both incidents, the offender approached the victims from behind, showed them a gun and demanded property. The offender then fled the scene in a white older-model car. The police have put a special attention on this area and anyone with information on these robberies should call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263
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  • Self Defense Workshop at Thousand Waves
    Posted: 12/30/2014
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  • 2015 Blue Cart Recycling Schedule
    Posted: 12/29/2014
    The 2015 Blue Cart Recycling Schedule is now available online at http://www.cityofchicago.org/dss. Please make sure to check the schedule for your zone, so that you when to put out your blue cart.
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  • Proposed Dispensary at 2843 N Halsted
    Posted: 12/18/2014
    Thank you to everyone who has weighed in on the discussion regarding the current proposal for a medical cannabis dispensary at 2843 N. Halsted. I appreciate all of the feedback I have received throughout the process. After much thought, I have decided that I cannot support the current proposal for a medical cannabis dispensary at 2843 N. Halsted. I have made this decision after significant deliberations that took into consideration the issues brought forward and opinions expressed by many residents and business owners near the proposed dispensary location.
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  • 44th Ward Donation Drive
    44th Ward Donation Drive

    Posted: 12/18/2014
    Thank you to everyone who has generously given to our fourth annual 44th Ward Donation Drive. Yesterday, I began dropping off some of the donations to our community organizations. We had boxes and boxes of clothing, toiletries and fleece blankets to give to our LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness at the Broadway Youth Center. After that I stopped by Town Hall Apartments, the first LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing development in the midwest, with many kitchenware items, board games and book shelves.
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  • MedMar ZBA Hearing Deferred
    Posted: 12/18/2014
    I just received confirmation that MedMar has requested a deferral from tomorrow afternoon's ZBA hearing. I will keep you posted when and if a new hearing date is scheduled.
  • Community Alert- Armed Robberies in the 19th District
    Posted: 12/15/2014
    This alert gives notice to citizens residing in District 019 of recent robberies that occurred on 11 Dec 2014. In both of these incidents the offender displayed a handgun and demanded property from citizens. The first incident occurred in an alley and the second incident occurred inside the victim's garage after she parked her car.

    Incident times and locations are listed below:
    - 4500 block of N. Dover on 11 December 2014, at 2:30pm
    - 800 block of W. Fletcher on 11 December 2014 at approximately 7:00pm
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  • The Twelve Bars of Christmas (TBOX)
    Posted: 12/9/2014
    On Saturday, December 13, the Twelve Bars of Christmas (TBOX) will take place in Lakeview. At Alderman Tunney's insistence, TBOX has applied for a special event permit through the City which includes many safety and sanitation enhancements. A neighborhood hotline has also been established for residents and businesses to call with any issues. That number is (773)340-2342
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  • Holiday Package Delivery Thefts
    Posted: 12/4/2014

    As the peak of the holiday gift-buying season approaches and more people are ordering online, there is an increased amount of package theft. Thieves often follow delivery trucks and swipe packages from porches once the truck has left. Unfortunately, there's little recourse for consumers whose parcels were stolen after delivery.
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