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  • 11.16.14 Community Alert Robberies District 019 (Town Hall)
    Posted: 11/16/2014
    This alert gives notice to citizens residing in District 019 of recent robberies that occurred on 15 November 2014. In both of these incidents, four offenders used force and the threat of force while taking cell phones and wallets from citizens on the street. In both instances, the offenders approached the victims and asked if they wanted to buy narcotics before attacking the victims. Incident times and locations are listed below:

    * 3300 block of N. Clark St on November 15, 2014, at approximately 2am
    * 3500 block of N. Wilton Ave on November 15, 2014 at approximately 2:45am

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  • 2843 N. Halsted-Medical Cannabis Dispensary Application
    2843 N. Halsted-Medical Cannabis Dispensary Application

    Posted: 11/10/2014
    In accordance with Section 17-13-0107-A of the Chicago Zoning Ordinance, Title 17 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, please be informed that on or about October 15, 2014, an application was filed for a special use with the Zoning Board of Appeals of the City of Chicago for a special use under the Zoning Ordinance for the property located at 2843 North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois.
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  • New Ordinance Prohibits Limousines from Parking on Residential and Business St.
    Posted: 11/10/2014
    I am delighted to be be a co-sponsor on a new ordinance prohibiting limousines, whether for hire or not for hire, from parking at any time on either residential or business streets within city limits. Limousines join taxis, trucks, vans, motor homes, trailers, semitrailers and recreational vehicles longer than 22 feet on the list of vehicles banned from parking on residential streets. Taxis and vans are allowed to park on business streets under city ordinance.
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  • Yard Waste Collection
    Posted: 11/10/2014
    As part of this year's Clean and Green effort to pick up leaves and other debris before winter, Streets and Sanitation is providing a dedicated bagged leaf collection for three weeks this November. From November 3 through November 21, residents can call 311 to request yard waste collection. A truck will collect leaves and other yard waste separately based on 311 calls and take the yard waste to be composted. Collection will occur during the week it is called into 311.

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  • Water Main Project on Racine and Newport
    Posted: 11/10/2014
    Water Management crews have begun installing a new water main on Racine, from Belmont to Addison and on Newport from Clark to Southport. The old pipes are over a century old and need to be replaced.

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  • CTA Construction Notice
    Posted: 10/29/2014
    In an effort to inspect the existing elevated structure along the Red, Purple, and Brown Lines and continue to provide quality rapid transit service, the CTA will perform soil borings during weekdays beginning Friday, October 31.
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  • Filming Notice for 3700 block of Janssen
    Posted: 10/28/2014
    Christy Schmid Productions will be shooting photos/film in our neighborhood on October 30th. The project will take place between the hours of 7:00am to 7:00pm.
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  • Film Notice for 3700 N. Southport
    Posted: 10/28/2014
    Christy Schmid Productions will be shooting photos/film in our neighborhood on October 30th. The project will take place between the hours of 11:00am to 3:00pm.
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  • Fire on the 900 block of Newport
    Posted: 10/27/2014
    A fire occurred on the 900 block of Newport early Sunday morning at 1:37 am. The Chicago Fire Department?s Office of Fire Investigation has classified the fire as non-criminal and they do not believe this person has been involved in previous fires in the area. A homeless male built a warming fire alongside the building that ignited the exterior wall of the structure. No displacement of tenants or injuries occurred.
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  • Film Notice for Eddy St from Clark to Seminary
    Posted: 10/15/2014
    TVM Productions, Inc. will be in our neighborhood on October 20, 2014. They will be doing filming with the full cooperation of the Illinois Film Office, The Chicago Film Office and the Chicago Police Department.
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  • Wrigley Field Construction Update 10.9.14
    Posted: 10/9/2014
    Work begins this week on the exterior outfield walls along Waveland and Sheffield avenues. Historic bricks have been identified and are being saved. In the week ahead, this work will continue as the wall is moved to its new location.
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  • Flu Shot Information
    Posted: 10/9/2014
    Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
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  • Chicago Marathon Information
    Posted: 10/6/2014
    It's that time of year again! Come out and cheer on all the dedicated athletes participating in this year's Chicago Marathon! Please be aware of the following street closures in the 44th Ward and adjust your schedule accordingly for this citywide event.
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  • Fall Leaf Collection: Dedicated Bagged Leaf Collection November 3rd-21st
    Posted: 10/6/2014
    As part of this Clean and Green effort to clean up leaves and other debris before winter, I want to provide you with information on the dedicated bagged leaf collection the Department of Streets and Sanitation is coordinating for three weeks this November.
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  • Pride Parade Survey Information
    Posted: 10/3/2014
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