Latest ‘Newsletters’

Weekly Update from Your Alderman — January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019Dear Neighbor, Yesterday in Springfield our friend and local State Representative Greg Harris was appointed Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives. Greg’s appointment to this position is well deserved and he becomes the first openly gay man to hold this position. As a longtime leader in the LGBTQ community and former Chief […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman: 2019 Preview

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: 2019 PreviewView this email in your browser January 4, 2018Dear Neighbor:I hope you and your family had a peaceful holiday. Yesterday, 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke was indicted by the US Attorney on extortion charges. As a member of the Finance Committee, I believe that Alderman Burke should resign as […]

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News from the 48th Ward: A Look Back at 2018

December 28, 2018Dear Neighbor:Happy new year! As we look toward a new year, it is important to reflect on the year behind us. 2018 was a great year in the 48th Ward. Students from across the ward used their voices to speak out against gun violence, artists continued to add to our community’s wealth of art in […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman — December 21, 2018

View this email in your browser December 21, 2018Dear Neighbor, I am excited to announce that after nearly two years of working closely with TimeLine Theatre to find a location in our community, they have purchased property at 5033-5035 N. Broadway to be the company’s new home and base of operations. TimeLine will renovate the brick […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman — December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018Dear Neighbor,This week the Chicago Transit Authority announced their selection for a contracting team that will design and build the $2.1B Red Purple Modernization (RPM) Project.After an 18-month procurement process, the Walsh-Fluor team was selected to execute an historic project for our community and the City of Chicago. This project includes reconstructing the Bryn […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman — December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018Dear Neighbor,Yesterday we celebrated the installation of a new astroturf field at Peirce Elementary School. It will allow Peirce students to play safely and sports teams to practice. As one student eloquently put it, Peirce has a culture of students spending time together after school in the area behind the school. A new, safe turf field […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman — November 30, 2018

November 30, 2018 Dear Neighbor,Tomorrow is World AIDS Day, an annual day of remembrance and awareness that provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and to remember those who have died. Our community is fortunate to be home to several organizations that do incredible work to support those affected […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman — November 23, 2018

November 23, 2018 Dear Neighbor, I hope you had a peaceful and warm Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends. As we move into the the winter holiday season, it is important that we all consciously make an effort to celebrate, donate, and shop locally. While online shopping is convenient, the local shops, restaurants, salons, and theatres […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman — November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018 Dear Neighbor, Next week is Thanksgiving, a time of year when we give thanks for the wonderful community that we live in and all the people that contribute to make it a special neighborhood. Today I’m thankful to announce that Ally Brisbin is rejoining the 48th Ward team. She is back from Boston and […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018 Dear Neighbor,Thank you to all of you that came out on Tuesday to vote. Thank you also to the many election judges, including Senn students, who helped the record number of voters. Congratulations to Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker and the statewide officeholders on their victories. Congratulations to my local colleagues Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, […]

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