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  • Diversey (Sheffield to Racine) Water Main
    Posted: 3/24/2015
    The Department of Water Management will soon be installing 3,074 feet of 8-inch water main in W. Diversey Parkway, from N. Racine Avenue to N. Sheffield Avenue, N. Kenmore Avenue, from W. Diversey Parkway to N. Lincoln Avenue and N. Seminary Avenue, from W. Diversey Parkway to N. Lincoln Avenue

    Reason: The old main consists of a 6-inch pipe and we want to expand capacity. Further the old pipe dates back to 1900 and needs to be replaced.

    Timing: We will begin installing the new water main shortly, and expect the water main job to be completed in mid June 2015. In addition, following the completion of the water main work, a new sewer main will be installed. Final restoration will follow the completion of the sewer main installation. Dates may change depending on weather and other factors. If there is any appreciable change, we will notify you.


    Parking: We will post our work area for ?No Parking? as needed, during work hours (7am- 4pm). We are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but will have to insist that cars be moved by the start of the next workday. We will try to preserve as much parking as we can.


  • Annual CLVN Flower and Plant Sale
    Posted: 3/20/2015
    The Central Lakeview Neighbors (CLVN) will be holding their annual flower and plant sale to raise funds for their beautification project to plant and maintain corners throughout the neighborhood. They are selling hanging baskets, many varieties of flowers, spikes, geraniums, sweet potato vines and coleus.
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  • Voting Information for the April 7, 2015 Supplementary (Run-Off) Election
    Posted: 2/10/2015
    Early Voting for the April 7, 2015 Supplementary (Run-Off) Election begins Monday, March 23. 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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