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  • City Reminds Public to Expect Traffic Impacts During Busy Weekend in Chicago
    Posted: 7/18/2014
    Large crowds expected for sold out Wrigley Field concerts on Friday and Saturday; several other events planned throughout City.
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  • Billy Joel & Blake Shelton Concerts
    Posted: 7/17/2014
    Wrigley Field will be hosting two concerts at the ballpark this weekend on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 20. Billy Joel returns to Wrigley on Friday for his first solo appearance in Chicago in seven years. The show begins at 8:00pm. Blake Shelton will bring his Ten Times Crazier Tour to the ballpark on Saturday at 7:00pm. 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 here.
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  • Post Pride Parade Information
    Posted: 6/30/2014
    I want to commend the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Streets & Sanitation, and the Chicago Police Department for a strong presence at yesterday's Pride Parade. We are working around the clock to clean up the neighborhood today and tomorrow. If, after this clean-up, there remains a specific area that needs special attention, please call my office at 773-525-6034.

    Unfortunately, there was a shooting in front of 3132 N. Sheffield at 2:00am this morning. The 21-year-old victim is an admitted gang member and is recovering from a bullet wound to his forearm at Illinois Masonic. Detectives are reviewing video surveillance as a part of their investigation. As we receive more information about this incident, we will share it with you. The midnight shift, entertainment teams and tactical teams have a special attention on this area. The Midnight shift will also be conducting periodic roll calls at Belmont/Sheffield to add increased police presence to the area.

    Safety is my ongoing number one concern for our Ward. The problems that came with the post-parade late-night crowd will be addressed as we continue to examine the parade route and evaluate all options for next year.

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  • 2014 Pride Parade Weekend
    Posted: 6/27/2014
    The 45th Annual Chicago Pride Parade will be held this Sunday, June 29. Please read for more details on street closures, parking restrictions and day of parade logistics.
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  • Filming Notice for June 20 on Cornelia & Newport
    Posted: 6/19/2014
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  • Lake View High School LSC Principal Forum
    Posted: 6/19/2014
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  • Notice Of Construction - Street Resurfacing
    Posted: 6/9/2014
    I am pleased to announce that the City will begin resurfacing streets in the 44th Ward mid-June (tentatively). I have worked closely with residents to determine which streets are in the most dire need of repair. This past winter has damaged our streets beyond expectations. I will focus my efforts on resurfacing streets with the highest volume of potholes and damage. We are unfortunately limited to the number of streets we are able to resurface within our budget, but I will continue to identify potential candidates for 2015.

    There are several stages that are required for streets to be resurfaced. First the Department of Transportation (CDOT) will grind (remove) the existing pavement. Following the removal of the pavement, CDOT will adjust the utility structures and apply a topcoat binder adhesive. After the topcoat has settled, CDOT will pave the street. Street resurfacing can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to complete. Parking restrictions will apply throughout the duration of the project.

    As you know, construction always involves some inconvenience, noise, dust, street closures, and parking restrictions. CDOT will do everything possible to minimize the inconvenience and noise, and to conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors through the course of their work. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience the construction may cause.

    If you have questions about these projects, please contact Sougata Deb in my office at 773.525.6034 or Sougata.Deb@cityofchicago.org. Thank you for your understanding as this project proceeds.

    The following streets are scheduled to be resurfaced (Please note: construction dates are subject to change):

    -Oakdale (Sheridan to Pine Grove) - 06/16 to 06/24
    -Pine Grove (Diversey to Barry) - 06/16 to 06/27
    -Grace (Wayne to Southport) - 07/03 to 07/14
    -Broadway (Hawthorne to Stratford) partial
    resurface - 07/03 to 07/14
    -Surf (Broadway to Clark) partial resurface -
    07/03 to 07/14
    -Buckingham (Broadway to Halsted) partial
    resurface - 07/03 to 07/14
    -Byron (Greenview to Janssen) partial resurface -
    07/03 to 07/14
    -Diversey (Cambridge to Broadway/Clark) partial
    resurface - 07/03 to 07/14
  • 2014 Pride Parade Information
    Posted: 6/6/2014
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  • CPD Update on Alleged Criminal Sexual Assault Case
    Posted: 6/4/2014
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  • Community Alert--Sexual Assault Reported on June 1
    Posted: 6/3/2014
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  • Filming Notice at 2929 N. Burling on Thursday, June 5
    Posted: 6/2/2014
    Powderhouse Productions will be filming scenes for an upcoming TV series in your neighborhood on Thursday, June 5th. Filming will take place in a residence at 2929 North Burling between the hours of 12pm and 8pm.
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  • Diversey Sewer Main Project
    Posted: 5/30/2014
    Water Management crews will soon be installing 1,020 feet of 36-inch sewer main in W. Diversey Pkwy, from N. Mildred to N. Halsted and in N Mildred Ave, from W Wolfram St to W Diversey Pkwy. The old pipe dates back to 1890, and needs to be replaced.

    We are coordinating with the Department of Water Management, and I have made clear that crews are to put great importance on your convenience and the quality of life in this neighborhood through the whole term of this project.

    As you know, construction always involves some inconvenience, noise, dust, street closures, and parking restrictions. Furthermore, you will experience interruptions in your water service while Water Management crews connect your building to the new water main. Crews will provide you with advanced notice before shutting the water off, with the exception of an emergency. Water Management will do everything possible to minimize the inconvenience and noise, and to conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors through the course of their work.

    If you have questions or comments about the project, please feel free to contact Sougata Deb in my office at 773.525.6034 or Sougata.Deb@cityofchicago.org at any time.

    W. Diversey Sewer Main Specifications:

    -Construction Crew: M & Q Construction Co.

    -Sewer Main Dimensions: 36-inches in diameter,
    1,020 ft. in length

    -Completion Date (sewer main installation only):
    October 1, 2014 (subject to change)

    -Street Restoration (asphalt): TBD
    *the street will be restored so that traffic and
    parking are not impacted

    -Street Closures: there will be periodic closures
    of W. Diversey and N. Mildred while crews are
    working

    -Parking Restriction: Parking will be
    restricted/limited throughout the duration of the
    project, Monday - Friday

    -Saturday Work: In an effort to meet the October
    1st deadline,crews will work on Saturdays.
    Parking restrictions will apply

  • Notice of Construction: School St Water Main Project
    Posted: 5/28/2014
    Dear Neighbors,

    I am providing you with information regarding an upcoming water main construction project in our neighborhood. This is part of our approach to renewing our city?s aging infrastructure. I want to be certain you are well informed about the project. You should know where to call if you have any questions or concerns.

    Water Management crews will soon be installing 4,325 feet of 8-inch water main in W. School St, from N. Ashland to N. Clark St. The old pipe dates back to 1890, and needs to be replaced.

    We are coordinating with the Department of Water Management, and I have made clear that crews are to put great importance on your convenience and the quality of life in this neighborhood through the whole term of this project.

    As you know, construction always involves some inconvenience, noise, dust, street closures, and parking restrictions. Furthermore, you will experience interruptions in your water service while Water Management crews connect your building to the new water main. Crews will provide you with advanced notice before shutting the water off, with the exception of an emergency. Water Management will do everything possible to minimize the inconvenience and noise, and to conduct themselves as good and thoughtful neighbors through the course of their work.

    If you have questions or comments about the project, please feel free to contact Sougata Deb in my office at 773.525.6034 or Sougata.Deb@cityofchicago.org at any time.

    Thank you for your understanding as this project proceeds.


    Sincerely,


    Tom Tunney
    44th Ward Alderman


    W. School St Water Main Specifications:

    - Construction Crew: Joel Kennedy Construction

    - Water Main Dimensions: 8-inches in diameter,
    4,325 ft. in length

    - Completion Date (water main installation only):
    mid-August (subject to change)

    - Street Restoration (asphalt): TBD
    *the street will be restored so that traffic and
    parking are not impacted

    - Street Closures: there will be periodic closures
    of W. School while crews are working

    - Parking Restriction: Parking will be
    restricted/limited throughout the duration of
    the project, Monday - Friday

    - Water Shutoffs: residents will receive advanced
    notice of all scheduled shutoffs. In the event
    of an emergency shutoff, the construction crew
    will not be able to provide advanced notice
  • City Sticker News & Update Reminder
    Posted: 5/23/2014
    Reminder, ALL City of Chicago Vehicles Stickers/Residential Parking Permits and Residential Guest Passes (green) will EXPIRE on June 30, 2014.
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  • Filming Notice for 3400 N. Halsted
    Posted: 5/22/2014
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