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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Thank You

Thank You

I want to thank everyone in the 45th Ward who voted in the primary. Whether you voted absentee, early, or on election day, you played a critical role in moving our democracy forward. I look forward to serving you as 45th Ward Democratic Committeman for another term. Please reach out to me if you would like to be more engaged in national/state/local politics – the 45th Ward Independent Democrats would welcome you with open arms.

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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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Foxx, Arena, Martwick Action Day!

Join Comitteeman John Arena, Representative Rob Martin, Northside Democracy for America, the 45th Ward Dems, and the Kim Foxx campaign on a field action day. We will be encouraging folks to get out and vote for Kim Foxx (and for Rep Martwick and Comitteeman Arena too). Hope to see you there.
Saturday, February 27th
Starting at 11am
4756 N Milwaukee

With questions, contact Julie at 312-399-1902

Hosted by Dan Pogo and Ed Mullen

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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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Property Tax Assistance in the 45th Ward Office

Staff from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s office will be at my office, 4754 N. Milwauke, on Monday, July 20, to help you with your property tax questions and issues. They will be here from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Please bring your second installment tax bill, and staff will help you review the bill and ensure that it is free from errors and you have all your eligible exemptions.

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Community Clean-Up May 17

Anyone who walks along Pulaski under the Kennedy, and along the sidewalk between Pulaski and Byron on the east side of the expressway, knows that trash, bird droppings, and other debris often accumulate in the area.

The Girls Scouts of Troop 21326 plan to clean from Independence Park, through the pathway and under the viaduct, and they’re working local artist Tony Passero to clean the mural there. They also plan to plant flowers or shrubbery.

My office is providing brooms, shovels, rakes, garbage bags, and other supplies. …

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45th Ward Pub Night and Monday Night Football

45TH Ward Holiday Party

Spice up your holiday! Join Alderman John Arena and the 45th Ward Independent Democrats at the 45th Ward Cajun Holiday Party.

Friday, December 5th
7pm ~ 11pm
Filament Theatre
4041 N. Milwaukee


Enjoy food and beverages from Lake Effect Brewery,
DryHop Brewers, MCM Pub, Gale Street Inn, Noon O Kabab, La Pena, Rome’s Italian Beef, Eli’s Cheesecake and many more…

$45 per person • $80 per couple • $250 Sponsor • $500 Host • $1,000 Patron
To RSVP contact …

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