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  • Paid Sunday Parking to be Reinstated on September 28th
    Posted: 9/18/2014
    Beginning the week of September 22nd, CPM/LAZ Parking will begin changing all of the signs which delineate the area in which the paybox spaces are defined as well as the "pay here" signs to indicate 7-day paid parking. On Sunday, September 28th, parking on commercial streets will no longer be free on Sundays between the hours of 10:00 am and 8:00 pm. This will not be in effect on residential streets, where the paid parking spaces are generally installed between the commercial street and the alley.
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  • Agassiz Turf Field Ribbon Cutting
    Agassiz Turf Field Ribbon Cutting

    Posted: 9/18/2014
    The new turf field is complete at Agassiz School! I am so happy to see it ready for our students to utilize just as the new school year has begun. It has been made possible through a collaboration of CPS funds, Aldermanic menu money and a capital grant secured by State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz. It is such an added benefit for our students and community to enjoy for many years to come.


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  • 44th Ward Election Judges
    Posted: 9/18/2014
    The 44th Ward is looking for individuals to serve as Judges of Election for the November General Election on Tuesday, November 4th.

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  • Priority Registration Opens for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    Posted: 9/18/2014
    Seniors (60+) & People with Disabilities Should Apply Now.
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  • Arson Pattern on Beat 1924
    Posted: 9/17/2014
    The Chicago Police Department has identified a pattern of arson on Beat 1924 (Halsted to Southport, Addison to Belmont). They have occurred in alleys between the hours of 11:00pm-5:00am and it has been reported that the unknown offender may be on a bike. Targets have been to garbage cans, vehicles and a garage.
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  • Wrigley Field Construction Update Week of Sept. 16
    Posted: 9/16/2014
    On Monday, September 16, the City of Chicago Department of Water Management began work to relocate water lines under the street. Sheffield Avenue will be closed from Addison to Waveland, beginning September 16 through the completion of the work, which is estimated to take two to three weeks.
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  • New Turf Field at Inter-American Magnet School
    Posted: 9/11/2014
    The new turf field is complete at Inter-American Magnet School!
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  • Barry Water Main Project
    Posted: 9/5/2014
    Water Management crews will soon be installing a new water main on Barry, from Seminary to Southport.
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  • Lake View Township Open for Appeals
    Posted: 9/5/2014
    Now until September 25, 2014 - homeowners who live Lake View Township (all homeowners in the 44th Ward) may appeal their property tax assessment to the Cook County Board of Review. Appealing your property tax assessment is an opportunity to ensure your property tax bills are fair and accurate. The most common reason to appeal is over-valuation. You may file your appeal online at CookCountyBoardOfReview.com.

    Have questions about the appeal process or need assistance to file an appeal? Contact Commissioner Bridget Gainer's Office at 312-603-4210 / info@bridgetgainer.com or Board of Review Commissioner Michael Cabonargi's (2nd District) Office at 312-603-5560.
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  • 44th Ward Back to School Update
    Posted: 9/5/2014
    Tuesday, was the first day of school for our CPS students and teachers. There are so many exciting things happening in our schools and I am so proud that our vision for strong neighborhood schools continues to be realized here in the 44th Ward.
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  • Wrigley Field Construction Update
    Posted: 9/4/2014

    People Gas crews have finished installing the new gas main on Sheffield from Addison to Waveland. Crews are currently working on installing meters and connecting individual services to the new gas main. This phase of the project is anticipated to be completed by September 10. The crew will be relocated to Waveland following the service transfers on Sheffield to begin installing a new gas main on Waveland.

    The permit allows Peoples Gas to work 8am -8pm, 7 days a week. On game days, Peoples Gas must stop all work two hours prior to the game. Crews are required to secure all potential safety hazards. If you have any questions about this project, please contact Sougata Deb in my office at 773-525-6034.

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  • Zac Brown Band Concert Information
    Posted: 9/4/2014
    Saturday, September 13th at Wrigley Field
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  • Film Notice for Clark/Addison on September 4
    Posted: 9/2/2014
    On Thursday, September 4, Open 4 Business Productions, LLC will be filming scenes for a TV series on the sidewalk on the west side of Clark Street between Addison and Cornelia between the hours of 2- 6 PM. They will not obstruct the sidewalk or prevent people from entering buildings.

    Parking will be restricted on the north side of Addison from 1119 W. Addison to Racine on September 4 from 2:00-8:00pm. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Location Manager Gretchen Brown at 312-510-2314.
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  • 19th District Outdoor Roll Calls this Weekend
    Posted: 8/29/2014
    Commander Voulgaris will be conducting two outdoor roll calls this weekend; one on Saturday morning at 1:00 am at Belmont and Sheffield and another on Sunday morning at 1:00 am at Halsted and Roscoe in the 7-Eleven parking lot. Rolls calls involve the staging of all police officers on the roster for a particular shift as they are given their patrol instructions from the Watch Commander. The purpose of outdoor roll calls are for residents to meet their Beat officers and for the community to positively interact with the police. Residents are welcome to attend this roll call.
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  • CAPS Meeting Location for Beats 1923, 1924 & 1925 Changed
    Posted: 8/29/2014
    The CAPS meeting for Beats 1923, 1924 and 1925 on Wednesday, September 3 will be an outdoor beat meeting at the 7-Eleven Parking Lot at Roscoe/Halsted. Join me, Commander Voulgaris and neighbors as we discuss public safety issues, safety tips and strategies. We will have food and refreshments I look forward to seeing you there!

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