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  • Voting Information for the February 24 Municipal Election
    Posted: 2/10/2015
    Early Voting for the Feb. 24th Municipal Election has begun and will continue through Saturday February 21. The Merlo Library is the 44th Wards Early Voting location and is open from Mon-Sat., 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
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  • Mariano's Groundbreaking at 3030 N. Broadway
    Mariano's Groundbreaking at 3030 N. Broadway

    Posted: 2/4/2015
    Progress continues in the 44th Ward as Mariano?s Fresh Market and XSport Fitness joined with Barrett & Porto Real Estate, The Taxman Corporation, and Newport Capital Partners at the official groundbreaking of 3030 N. Broadway on Wednesday, February 4, 2015.

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  • 2015 Sidewalk Café Applications
    Posted: 1/29/2015
    Due to the fact that there is no February City Council Meeting, Business Affairs & Consumer Protections (BACP) is working to introduce approved Sidewalk Café applications at the March 18th City Council Meeting.



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  • Court Advocacy Update
    Posted: 1/29/2015
    Yesterday, I went to court to represent the community on the cases involving the five catalytic converter theft suspects that were arrested on January 6th.
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  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's new Center for Advanced Care
    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center's new Center for Advanced Care

    Susan Nordstrom-Lopez, President at Advocate Illinois Masonic takes me on a tour


    Posted: 1/29/2015
    Last week I had the opportunity to tour the new Center for Advanced Care at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The Center for Advanced Care will address the growing needs of the community by expanding several of the hospital?s core outpatient services in the fields of digestive health, cancer care, and same-day surgery. This $109 million expansion allows Illinois Masonic to add the space and medical technology needed to support the community for years to come. The construction is almost complete and we look forward to it opening this April!
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  • Property Tax Exemption Applications Now Available
    Posted: 1/29/2015
    The Cook County Assessor?s Office has released property tax exemption applications for tax year 2014 (for tax bills payable for 2015).
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  • City of Chicago Vehicle Sticker Expiration
    Posted: 1/26/2015
    Please be sure to check the expiration date on your City of Chicago Vehicle Sticker.
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  • Community Alert-Robberies in the 19 District
    Posted: 1/23/2015
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  • 44th Ward Crime Statistics
    Posted: 1/16/2015
    As we begin 2015, it is important to look at our crime statistics over the past few years to measure what has happened in our community and to assess where we are headed. Crime statistics hold police and public officials accountable for the direction of a community and in developing an overall plan to address crime.
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  • Service Trucks Parked on Residential Streets
    Posted: 1/16/2015
    Several residents have stopped by my office over the past few weeks indicating that their contractors have received tickets for parking their work truck on a residential street. While commercial vehicles are prohibited from parking on residential street, there are exceptions in the following situations:
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  • Voting Information for the February 24 Municipal Election
    Posted: 1/16/2015
    Voter registration for the February 24th Municipal Election will be closing on January 27th. If you will turn 18 before the February 24th election, moved from your previous address since the last election or have not registered to vote, you must do so by January 27th to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. Deputy Registrars are available in my office to register you to vote.
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  • 3600 Lakewood Filming Notice
    Posted: 1/12/2015
    AnswersMedia will be filming in our neighborhood on 1/14 and 1/15, 2015. The project will take place between the hours of 6am and 6pm.

    In order to park necessary vehicles and equipment, streets will be posted with NO PARKING/TOW ZONE signs at the following times.

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  • Catalytic Converter Thefts
    Posted: 1/8/2015
    Catalytic converter thefts have been a citywide issue over the past few years These thefts mainly occur overnight and SUVS are typically targeted because of their higher ground clearance. Please be aware and share with your neighbors.

    Great work by our 19th District officers on arresting five individuals in connection with these thefts on Tuesday.
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  • 2014 In Review
    Posted: 12/31/2014
    2014 was a great year in the 44th Ward. Our local schools continue to thrive and all of our 44th Ward CPS schools have received the highest rating of a 1+ from the district based upon a series of performance measures. We have completed many exciting development projects bringing new businesses into the ward and many more will be underway in 2015. We continue to invest in green space and replace our aging infrastructure to ensure the vitality of our neighborhood.
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  • Lakeview Armed Robberies-Community Alert
    Posted: 12/30/2014
    Please be aware of two robberies that occurred in Lakeview on Sunday afternoon on the 3700 block of Wayne and the 3600 block of Bosworth. In both incidents, the offender approached the victims from behind, showed them a gun and demanded property. The offender then fled the scene in a white older-model car. The police have put a special attention on this area and anyone with information on these robberies should call Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263
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