Open House Chicago to Visit the Far Northwest Side

Open House Chicago to Visit the Far Northwest Side

For the second year in a row, the Chicago Architecture Foundation will make its way to the far Northwest Side during their 7th annual Open House Tour.

On October 14 & 15, the free tour will feature six historically significant buildings in the Portage Park neighborhoods.

Make sure to clear your calendar for the following behind-the-scenes look into Chicago’s historical spaces:

From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 14 &15 at Fort Knox Studios/2112, 4245 N. Knox;
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm October 14 and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm October 15 at Lake Effect Brewing Company, 4727 …

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Your Voice, Your Vote!

Today is the last day you can vote early. Early voting for the 45th Ward is at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Voters can vote early until 7 pm tonight. To view other wards’ early voting locations, visit http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html.

The Presidential Election is scheduled for tomorrow, November 8. To check your polling place on Election Day, visit http://www.chicagoelections.com/…/your-voter-information.ht… and enter your address. The polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm. Voters must vote at their precinct polling place on Election Day.

Voter registration is allowed …

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Early Vote with Alderman John Arena – NOW until Feb. 21

We need you to vote early to re-elect Alderman John Arena! A big turn out of early voters goes a long way to helping out Arena for 45, and it couldn’t be easier.

Go vote any day Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm at the 16th District Chicago Police Department station at 5151 N. Milwaukee from now until Saturday, February 21.

Need a more convenient location? There are 50 other early voting locations that you can find here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html You can go to any one of them as …

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Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 13

Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens Jan. 13

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.

Please note that the day to enroll in the program has changed. This year, homeowners can start enrolling at 12:01 am Tuesday, Jan. 13. Those interested should call 311 or log onto the 311 website.

This is a very popular program – last year, the list was filled in …

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Early Voting Starts Monday, Oct. 20

Early Voting Starts Monday, Oct. 20

You can vote early in the November general election at any one of 51 early voting sites starting Monday, Oct. 20.

The 45th Ward site is at the 16th District Police Headquarters, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Other locations that might be convenient include: Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Hwy; North Park Village Administration Building, 5801 N. Pulaski; Independence Library, 3548 W. Irving Park; Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn; and the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington, Lower Level Conference Room.

The Board of Elections and Welles Park (2333 W. Sunnyside) locations will open until 7 …

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Support the Privatization Transparency and Accountability Ordinance!

Support the Privatization Transparency and Accountability Ordinance!

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/mayor-rahm-emanuel-prevent.fb43?source=s.fb&r_by=9813085

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Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate – 4 Alderman Oppose

Chicago City Council approves Emanuel major borrowing plan without debate – 4 Alderman Oppose

Local news coverage:

ABC NEWS

WGN TV

With nary a word of discussion and only a handful of “no” votes, the City Council today approved a massive borrowing plan put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s financial team just 48 hours ago at a time when the city already is dealing with an outsized level of debt and a recent triple-downgrade in its bond rating.
With the 43-4 vote, the council gave the Emanuel administration authority to issue up to $900 million in new bonds and to double the city’s …

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Raise Illinois Praises Unanimous Passage of Chicago City Council Resolution to Increase the State’s Minimum Wage to $10.65 an Hour

Raise Illinois Praises Unanimous Passage of Chicago City Council Resolution to Increase the State’s Minimum Wage to $10.65 an Hour

Chicago Aldermen Voted 49 to 0 to Endorse Raising Illinois’ Minimum Wage

 

(February 5th, 2014, Chicago) – The Chicago City Council unanimously passed a resolution today by a vote of 49 to 0 in support of raising the state’s minimum wage to at least $10.65 an hour.  The city council’s resolution also specifically endorsed state legislation HB 3718, sponsored by State Representative Art Turner (9th District) and SB 68 by State Senator Kimberly Lightford (4th District). Aldermen John Arena (45th Ward) sponsored the city council resolution.

The number of aldermen who supported the resolution, and …

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Seniors Property Tax Exemption

Home owners who are eligible for the senior exemption and senior freeze must file the exemption form every year. This year, the deadline is Feb. 5. The Cook County Assessor’s Office has mailed the exemption form to everyone who previously qualified.

If you need help with the form, or if you believe you might be eligible and did not receive a form, a staff person from Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey’s office will be at my Ward Office on Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 1-4 pm to assist …

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Calling for an increase in minimum wage

Calling for an increase in minimum wage

We were proud to stand with friends and allies like Action Now, Grassroots Collaborative, Raise Chicago and more to call for an increase in the minimum wage in Illinois this morning. Let’s get it done!

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