How to Win as an Underdog featuring screening of “39th” and round table discussion

Join the 45th Ward Independent Dems, Northwest Side Women’s Huddle, and Northside Democracy for America for “How to Win as an Underdog” featuring a screening of “The 39th,” a documentary about Rep Will Guzzardi’s rough road to the Illinois State House, directed by Laura Fallsgraff and produced by Adam Wisneski.

The film will be followed by a round table discussion addressing the issues of running against the odds and supporting progressive candidates. The round table will feature prominent local politicians, moderated by communication strategist, Joanna Klonsky. …

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45th Ward Holiday Party

Come celebrate the holidays with Alderman John Arena and the 45th Ward Independent Dems!

Friday, December 1st
7PM – 11PM
Filament Theatre • 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Live music by Dawn O’Keefe Williams and the Lucky Dogs and Food by many 45TH Ward’s Finest Restaurants and Local Craft Brewers.

$45 per person • $80 per couple • $250 Sponsor • $500 Host • $1,000 Patron

To RSVP go to or 312.399.1902
To purchase tickets log onto

PAID FOR BY Friends of 45 P.O. BOX 300811, CHICAGO, IL 60630 A COPY OF …

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Budget Town Hall Meeting Nov. 6

The Progressive Reform Caucus and Committeeman Robert Murphy from the 39th Ward Dems are co-hosting a community town hall meeting. Share your feedback and concerns regarding the Emanuel administration’s proposed 2018 city budget.

The event is free and open to the public. It is not required that your alderman be a member of the Progressive Caucus to attend.

The event will take place on Monday, November 6, at 7:00 pm at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. More information about the event is available online.

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Meet and Greet with Chris Kennedy

Join us on Monday, July 17 for an informative look at one of governor candidates. Doors open at 7:00. Please RSVP!

Meet & Greet with Chris Kennedy
candidate for Governor of Illinois in 2018

July 17, 2017
7:00 pm
Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60641
Admission: FREE

Meet Chris Kennedy candidate for Governor of Illinois in 2018. One of the most important things we can do now to resist a Trump presidency is to support strong candidates in midterm elections, candidates who align with our ideals.

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Fundraiser for Alderman John Arena


This opportunity comes around only once every 4 year – Celebrate Leap Year with us!

You are cordially invited to a fundraiser for Alderman John Arena
Emerald Loop
216 N. Wabash
5:30 – 7:00PM

$250 Individual / $500 Friend of 45 $1,000 Silver / $2,500 Gold
or call 312-399-1902

Paid for by citizens to Elect John Arena Contributions to Citizens to Elect John Arena are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. A copy of our report is (or will be) on file with the State …

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2 ways to make a difference – Canvass for Kim Foxx & Become an Election Judge

The primaries are less than 2 months away and there is important work to be done!

The 45th Ward is proud to be supporting Kim Foxx for Cook County State’s Attorney. Kim Foxx is a veteran prosecutor with a record of getting things done. She is the only candidate with the unique life experiences needed to make Cook County’s broken criminal justice system fair for everyone while doing the hard work to make our communities safer. Join me as we talk to 45th Ward voters about this critical …

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Independent Dems 45th Ward Pubnight

Join Committeeman John Arena & the 45TH Ward Independent Dems at our 45TH WARD PUB NIGHT. Support a local business, share a drink with your neighbors and find out how you can help make the 45th Ward an even better place. You’ll also get a chance to meet some of our endorsed candidates!

Thursday, January 21st
6pm ~ 8pm
Fischmans, 4780 N. Milwaukee

Paid for by Friends of 45. A copy of our report is (or will be) filed and available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, …

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45th Ward 4th Annual Holiday Party

Get ready to have a blast at the 4th Annual 45th Ward Holiday Party. It’s an event that is Outta This World! As always, we’ll have great food by local restaurants, beer by wonderful local brewers, and music that will really get you in the holiday spirit. This year we are happy to announce the return of Davis Rogan, the New Orleans piano great who was one of the inspirations for HBO’s Treme. Davis played at the inaugural 45th Ward Holiday party. After he is …

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2nd Annual Best of the 45th Ward Awards!


After hundreds of you nominated your favorites, here are the finalists for the
2nd Annual 45th Ward Awards!

Beaubien Elementary School
Disney ll Magnet School
St. Constance School

Jefferson Memorial
Independence Park
Portage Park

Community Tavern
Fischman Liquors & Tavern
Gale Street Inn

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival
6 Corners BBQ Festival
Fringe Festival

Anna Zolkowski Sobor
Cyd Smillie
George Karzas

Ed Paschke Murals
Positive Babel Mural on Irving Park Rd.
Hep Cat Mural on Cicero

Then join us on Oct. 19th at Bread & Wine when …

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This Sunday, I’ve arraigned for secure paper shredding at the market.

The market is at 3945 N. Springfield and runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Paper shredding with be available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. I hope to see you there.

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