45th Ward Clean Up

 

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, by joining neighbors for a day of service. At 9 am, individuals, community groups, and organizations will gather to help beautify our neighborhoods.

This year we will be focusing on the three following areas:

– CTA Jefferson Park Terminal
– Along Avondale between Irving Park and Pulaski
– Along Avondale near Lawrence 

In addition to the supplies available at my office, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will provide rakes, brooms, shovels, and bags. Please bring your own work gloves.

To sign up, contact my office …

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Fischman’s Public House Scores Zoning Change For 6 Corners Bottle Shop

Fischman’s Public House Scores Zoning Change For 6 Corners Bottle Shop

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170124/portage-park/fischmans-liquors-fischmans-public-house-karamaniolas-zoning-change

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Prussing Annex, New Pre-K Center Announced To Ease Crowded NW Side Schools

Prussing Annex, New Pre-K Center Announced To Ease Crowded NW Side Schools

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170117/jefferson-park/prussing-annex-st-cornelius-pre-k-farnsworth-schurz-turf-field-hitch

Alex Nitkin · DNAinfo Reporter

CHICAGO — A six-classroom annex at Prussing Elementary School, 4650 N. Menard Ave., and a new pre-kindergarten center are among a suite of improvements designed to ease overcrowding at Northwest Side Schools by summer 2018, Ald. John Arena (45th) announced Monday.

The alderman crystallized plans that district officials had teased in December, when they announced they’d dedicate more than $50 million toward area school improvements and additions in 2017.

Of that sum, about $4.3 million will pay for a long-term lease and renovation of St. Cornelius School, 5252 N. Long …

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45th Ward Holiday Hoedown

YEEHAW! I’ts Alderman John Arena’s 45th Ward Holiday Hoedown! Grab your partner on Friday, Dec. 2 and mosey over to 4041 N. Milwaukee. Kick up your heels to the Golden Horse Ranch Band and enjoy food and spirits provided by many of our great 45th Ward establishments.

$45 per person, $80 per couple, $250 Sponsor, $500 host.

Tickets are online or at the door https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2016holiday

PAID FOR BY CITIZENS TO ELECT JOHN ARENA

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Be A Christmas Angel

Be A Christmas Angel

Now through December 14, I will be collecting unwrapped toys, stocking stuffers, hats, gloves, scarves, and socks in support of the Irving Park Community Food Pantry‘s holiday donation drive.

Donations can be dropped off at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee, during office hours. For your convenience, these are listed below:

Monday: 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am to 7 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am to 6 pm
Friday: 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm

Please note that my office will be closed …

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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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Aldermen scale back Emanuel borrowing plan — for now

Aldermen scale back Emanuel borrowing plan — for now

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-borrowing-met-0112-20160111-story.html

 

Hal DardickContact ReporterChicago Tribune

City Council endorses $2.65 billion in new borrowing in the coming years

Aldermen on Monday scaled back Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s push to borrow $2.65 billion, saying top administration finance officials did not provide enough details about how the city would spend the money and the amount of interest taxpayers would have to cover.

Removed — for the time being — was a plan to borrow $650 million for construction projects and legal settlements yet to be detailed. And, in a change of procedure, the committee …

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Aldermen Propose Using City Money to Fund Election Campaigns

Aldermen Propose Using City Money to Fund Election Campaigns

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20160113/downtown/public-financing-of-city-election-campaigns-proposed-by-aldermen

 

By Ted Cox | January 13, 2016 6:58am

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Backed by Aldermen Michelle Harris and John Arena, Ald. Joe Moore says, “We need to get money, big money, out of politics.” View Full Caption

DNAinfo/Ted Cox

CITY HALL — Chicago might or might not be ready for reform, but an unlikely trio of aldermen thinks the city is ready for public campaign financing.

Aldermen Michelle Harris (8th), John Arena (45th) and Joe Moore (49th) submitted a proposed ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that would create a Fair Elections Board and allot matching …

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Qua Tao Adding Taqueria and Fine Dining Restaurant to New Portage Park Group

Qua Tao Adding Taqueria and Fine Dining Restaurant to New Portage Park Group

I’ve known for decades that the 45th ward has had great potential to regenerate into a strong, healthy supportive community that meets the needs of its residents, inspires creativity and earns a gold star on the city’s map. With residents like Quay Tao choosing to invest in our community, I know we’ve begun to make the kind of lasting connections that make us strong. When he chooses to invest a second and then a third time, I know the community supports what he is doing …

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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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