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  • Billy Joel & Foo Fighters Concert at Wrigley Field
    Posted: 8/25/2015
    Wrigley Field is hosting two concerts at the ballpark. Billy Joel returns to Wrigley Thursday, August 27! The show begins at 8:00 pm. Foo Fighters will make their first appearance at the ballpark on Saturday, August 29 at 5:30 pm. 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 below in my newsletter.

    Billy Joel & Foo Fighters Concert Information

    Thursday August 27th & Saturday August 29th
    Parking Restrictions
    Clark ? Both Sides- Newport to Addison
    8/27 & 8/29 2pm-Midnight

    Clark ? East Side Only- Waveland to Irving Park
    8/27 & 8/29 2pm-Midnight

    Addison- Clark to Racine- Both Sides
    8/27 & 8/29 ? 2pm to Midnight

    Addison- Wilton to Sheffield- Both Sides
    8/27 & 8/29 2pm ? Midnight

    Addison ? South Side Only- Clark to Sheffield
    8/27 & 8/29

    Irving Park ? Clark to Seminary (both sides)
    8/27 & 8/29 2pm ? Midnight

    Racine- Grace to Green Lot Entrance ? East Side Only
    8/24 ? 9/1


    Limo and Taxi Information
    In an effort to minimize the impact of traffic in the community around Wrigley Field, the 44th Ward, the Chicago Police Department, OEMC and the Chicago Department of Transportation have established the following pickup/outbound regulations for Taxis, limousines, and car services for the concerts:

    Limousines and car services must stage along Irving Park Road. All pickups must occur on Irving Park Road between Clark and Seminary (East of Clark).
    Taxis are available and will be staged on Clark south of Addison along the southbound (western) curb.

    Remote Parking Lot
    Parking is available at the remote lot, located at 3900 N. Rockwell, with a free shuttle to the concerts. Lots open at three hours prior to each event.


    Street Closures (Full Street Closures)
    Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)
    Starting after the game on August 24th ? Street will re-open on Monday August 31st.

    Waveland (Sheffield to Kenmore) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)
    Starting after the game on August 24th ? Street will re-open on Monday August 31st.


    What to Expect as Concert Setup/Takedown Takes Place
    August 24th ? September 1st
    Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will beginning lining up on Waveland at approximately 5pm (8/24) and proceed to Sheffield where they will be unloaded and move materials into the Ballpark.
    Throughout the week, Wrigley Field will be transformed into a concert venue with the installation of staging, sound and lighting equipment. Seating areas will be added to field.
    The Lights at Wrigley Field will be on throughout the week as the Concert Setup/Takedown takes place. Lights will be on overnight on August 24th into August 25th.Lights will be on to at least 11pm on August 25th, August 26th, August 28th and August 30th.On the show days of August 27th and August 29th, the lights will be on OVERNIGHT.
    Trucks, Crane(s), Forklift(s), etc. will begin lining up on Waveland Saturday night, August 29th, to unload materials from the ballpark.
    Trucks will be traveling from the Green Lot at Grace and Racine to the ballpark during both setup and takedown. All work should be complete Monday August 31st.

    Sound & Lighting Che
  • Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) - You Care. Do Something. We'll Help
    Posted: 8/24/2015
    Fall 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series

    The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Fall 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series. During the training, you'll learn from community and environmental leaders about urban sustainability challenges and opportunities for change; then you'll lead a sustainability service project in your community with C3 support and resources.

    To participate in the training course, you must be an adult Chicago resident and attend one of the orientations listed below. The course will be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory on Tuesdays, September 15 through October 13, 6:00 ? 9:30 p.m. A $125 fee covers course participation and project support. Financial assistance is available upon request.

    Attend an orientation to learn more; visit www.naturemuseum.org/c3 or call 773-755-5100 x5039 to reserve a space.

    ?Sunday, August 30, 3 to 4 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.

    ?Tuesday, September 1, 6 to 7 p.m., Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
    ? Wednesday, September 2, noon to 1 p.m., Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700

    ?Thursday, September 3, 6 to 7 p.m., Villa Guadalupe Senior Apartments, 3201 E. 91st St.

  • Robbery Pattern in the 19th District
    Posted: 7/28/2015
    In the wake of a series of recent robberies, the 19th District has dedicated increased resources to the Lakeview area. Awareness is key, and while Lakeview is a safe neighborhood, it is always important to be mindful of your surroundings. Report suspicious activity immediately to 911 and remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, tattoos, missing teeth, etc.) and vehicle descriptions such as make, model, color and license plate number when reporting the incident to better assist the police.
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  • Filming Notice for 3700 N. Southport
    Posted: 7/13/2015
    Southside With You Productions, Inc. will be in in the 44th Ward filming on July 15-17, 2015.

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  • Filming notice for 3500 N. Southport on 7/14
    Posted: 7/9/2015
    Radar Studios will be filming portions of a commercial near the corner of Southport & Cornelia on Tuesday, July 14th. A crew of 40 people will be filming a scene involving a food truck, which will be parked on the East side of Southport just North of Cornelia near Sheil Park. All sidewalks and streets will remain open throughout the shoot.
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  • Filming Notice for 1335 W. School St
    Posted: 7/8/2015
    George Brand Inc. will be filming a national Value City Furniture commercial on Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th at 1335 W. School Street.
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  • Wrigley Field Fireworks
    Posted: 7/1/2015
    The Chicago Cubs have announced a series of special events to celebrate the Fourth of July at Wrigley Field. Included is a brief pyrotechnics display for Saturday evening.
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  • Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance Begins July 1
    Posted: 7/1/2015
    City Hosting Workshop on July 8 to Educate Consumers and Businesses.
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  • CDPH Launches Online Vaccination Finder in Response to Meningitis Outbreak
    Posted: 7/1/2015
    Awareness and vaccination campaign focused on reaching Black Pride participants.
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  • Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
    Posted: 6/26/2015
    We are all thrilled with the Supreme Court ruling today that legalizes same-sex marriage in all 50 States, a day that many of us thought we would never see in our lifetime.

    We have fought hard to secure equal rights and must continue to share in the responsibility of building a great community, society and country.

    It's important to remember that we still have work to do. In other states you can still be fired for being LGBT. A situation that is hurtful to employees and employers alike. Youth homelessness still disproportionately affects our community and Transgender visibility and acceptance are just gaining ground in many places. HIV/AIDS is still with us and the stigma surrounding it is pervasive.

    This is a banner day for our community and we look forward to celebrating this and our many victories this weekend at the Pride Parade and other Pride events.

    Our theme this year is, "Keep Pride Proud," and I ask that everyone visiting our neighborhoods take pride in themselves and our community with behavior that reflects this motto.

    Please use the CTA, walk or bike to join us this weekend, celebrate responsibly, and "Keep Pride Proud."
  • CTA to Provide Additional Service for 2015 Chicago Pride Parade
    Posted: 6/25/2015
    Customers are encouraged to purchase fares in advance, consider alternative routes and allow extra travel time.

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  • Alderman Announce Formation of City of Chicago LGBT Caucus
    Posted: 6/19/2015
    On Wednesday, June 17th, the five LGBT members of the Chicago City Council announced the formation of the City of Chicago Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus.
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  • LGBT Caucus Calls on Gay and Bisexual Men to Get Meningitis Vaccine
    Posted: 6/18/2015
    Vaccinations available at pride festivities as health officials encourage community members to help protect themselves and others

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  • Health Advisory:Small but serious Invasive Meningococcal Disease outbreak
    Posted: 6/4/2015
    The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV and MSM who have anonymous sex partners or use 'hook up' apps to identify sexual partners to get vaccinated to prevent Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD). CDPH and the CDC have recently identified a small outbreak of the rare but severe infection among MSM in Chicago, which can be deadly if left untreated. Since reported, CDPH has been closely monitoring each case, has determined that the outbreak is isolated to a specific subpopulation and is working with community partners to spread the word and make vaccines available to target groups and protect the health of all of Chicago residents.
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  • Purple Line Express Evening Pilot
    Posted: 6/4/2015
    The CTA has approved a six-week pilot program to test an additional evening round-trip Purple Line Express train between Davis Street and the Loop. The purpose of the pilot is to address a need for later express service for employers both in Evanston and Chicago. The pilot begins June 1 through July 10 and may continue permanently if the pilot is successful.
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