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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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  • Affordable Care Act Enrollment Office Hours
    Posted: 12/1/2014
    On Tuesday, December 2nd from 1:00-6:00pm, an in-person counselor will be at our 44th Ward Office (3223 N. Sheffield) to assist residents with coverage options and enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. Individuals and families have until February 15, 2015 to enroll in the IL Health Insurance Marketplace, which offers affordable health insurance plans.

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  • Community Alert- Thefts (Pocking Picking) -19th District
    Posted: 11/29/2014
    This alert addresses pickpocket style thefts that have been reported in the 019th District. In these thefts, a lone victim is approached on CTA property or in a CTA conveyance by one or more unknown offenders. The offenders then take property from the victim's pocket, without the victim's knowledge.
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  • Thanksgiving Day Street Closures
    Posted: 11/26/2014
    The 37th Annual Turkey Day Run Chicago, takes place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th in Lincoln Park and will require short-term street closures in the area.

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  • Winter Overnight Park Ban Begins on December 1st
    Posted: 11/26/2014
    In order to ensure that the most critical roadways in Chicago are kept open to full capacity at all times, the City of Chicago instituted and vigorously enforces a Winter Overnight Parking Ban on 107 miles of vital arterial streets from 3:00 AM to 7:00 AM between December 1 and April 1, regardless of snow. Motorists who ignore this permanently posted seasonal tow zone face having their vehicles towed as well as being issued a parking citation. Please note, there are no streets within the 44th Ward that are part of the December 1-April 1 parking ban.

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  • Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 1, 2015
    Posted: 11/25/2014
    The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular program in which residents share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. The program has been a successful service for many years, offering a great value to property owners. All property owners pay the same square-foot cost for new sidewalk: $4 per square foot, which is well below what a private contractor would charge. If you are 65 or older, or a disabled person, you are eligible for a special discounted rate. For more information about the discounted rate, please call (312)-744-1746.
  • Reminder Sidewalk Café Season Ends December 1st
    Posted: 11/25/2014
    The 2014 Sidewalk Café Permits expire on December 1st. All Sidewalk Cafes, barriers, tables, chairs, etc. must be removed from the public way. Failure to remove the café may result in citations issued by the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). Renewal applications for the 2015 Café are mailed by BACP in late December/early January and are generally available online in January.
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  • Street Cleaning is now Weather and Equipment Permitting
    Posted: 11/24/2014
    Street Cleaning is now weather and equipment permitting. Signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance of any further street cleaning.
  • Community Alert 11.22.14
    Posted: 11/23/2014
    This alert gives notice to citizens residing in District 019 of recent robberies that occurred on 16 and 21 November 2014. In both of these incidents, an offender used force and the threat of force while taking a purse and a backpack from citizens on the street. In both instances, the offender approached the victim from behind.

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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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