Balmoral/Neenah Sewer Main Replacement

Balmoral/Neenah Sewer Main Replacement

Please be aware that beginning this month, Department of Water Management (DWM) crews will begin preliminary construction work at the intersection of Mobile and Balmoral. Following, crews will install 2,645 feel of 48, 42, 36, 30, and 24-inch new sewer main in West Balmoral Avenue (Mobile to Nashville), in North Neenah Avenue (Balmoral to Higgins), and in North Nashville Avenue (Balmoral to 200 feet south). The old sewer main dates back to 1929 and needs to be replaced.

With crews working in the street, there may …

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16th District Roll Call Jan. 19

16th District Roll Call Jan. 19

I hope you’ll be able to join members of the 16th District Chicago Police, Alderman Sposato, and myself for and outdoor roll call at the intersection of Laramie and Berteau on Friday, January 19, at 6:30 pm.

This is a great chance to meet and thank officers who work hard to keep our community safe. I hope to see you there.

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Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Renewal Deadline Feb. 7

Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Renewal Deadline Feb. 7

The Cook County Assessor’s Office mailed renewal applications for the Senior and Senior Freeze exemptions for Tax Year 2017. Those who received the exemptions last tax year should receive a renewal application in the mail. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 7. State law requires annual renewal in order to continue to receive exemption savings.

The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet sent to eligible seniors. The booklet also contains the separate income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application.

To qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption for …

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Jefferson Park Master Plan Open House Jan. 22

Jefferson Park Master Plan Open House Jan. 22

Teska will host the third Jefferson Park Station Area Master Plan community open house from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 22nd at the Copernicus Center Annex, 5214 W. Lawrence Avenue in Chicago.

There will be a presentation on outreach and feedback to date, followed by an opportunity to learn more and comment on recommendations that have been developed for the draft Master Plan. Key topics include transportation, economic development, and community character. Design guidelines and design concepts will also be shared for public comment.

Your comments will …

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Be a Hero for Children in Need of Warmth in the 17th District

Be a Hero for Children in Need of Warmth in the 17th District

The 17th District Police Station is collecting donations for Operation Warm, an organization that provides kids in need with new winter coats. CAPS will provide students in schools throughout the 17th district with coats from donations they collect.

The average cost of a new child’s winter coat is about $20, which helps keep them warm throughout the season. If you make an online donation, Operation Warm and People’s Home Equity will be matching dollar for dollar. That means a $20 donation will be able to provide …

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Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 9

Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 9

Homeowners interested in splitting the cost of sidewalk replacement with the city can join the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program. The program allows homeowners to have new sidewalks installed at a significantly reduced cost over what they would pay a contractor.

The Chicago Department of Transportation will open the 2018 Shared Cost Sidewalk Program at 12:01 am Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Those interested should call 311 or log onto the 311 website. When you call, make sure to specify that you are interested in the Shared Cost …

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Update on The Point at Six Corners Development

Update on The Point at Six Corners Development

For several months, we have been in discussions with the owners The Point at Six Corners on the future of the development. Although a plan for 100,000 square-foot of retail at the location has already received city approvals, and permits were issued, the owner chose not to move forward with construction.

My office has reengaged the owner in a discussion on how to move this development forward. We have repeatedly pointed the owner toward the Six Corners Master Plan as a guide, and the owner is …

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Belting Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Belting Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Today, Belding Elementary hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new auditorium. After more than six years of advocating for the improved auditorium, I was pleased to be able to join parents, staff, and students to celebrate this accomplishment. The new auditorium will allow the performance arts at Belding to continue to thrive and provide students with the diverse and well-rounded education that they need to succeed. I would like to thank Belding staff and parents for their advocacy efforts in helping bring this dream …

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2017-2018 Emergency Heating Repair Program Now Open

2017-2018 Emergency Heating Repair Program Now Open

The 2017-2018 Emergency Heating Repair Program is now open. It will remain open through March 30, 2018, or until funds are exhausted.

Eligible properties must be located in Chicago, habitable, owner-occupied, and not at risk of foreclosure. This is a one-time service program for single-family, one to four units, and owner-occupied properties located in the city of Chicago. Any owner-occupied property that has received this service in the past will be ineligible to receive service again.

Households earning 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) …

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Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Open Thru December 15

Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Open Thru December 15

2018 enrollment for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act opens on Wednesday, November 1.

2018 open enrollment is shorter than in previous years, so it’s important to act quickly. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2018 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

For more information on open enrollment, important deadlines, and plans and prices, visit the Affordable Care Act website.

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