Latest ‘Newsletters’

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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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018 Dear Neighbor,I hope you and your family had a fun and safe Halloween. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped throughout the ward assisting trick or treaters crossing some of our busier intersections. Our city budget hearings continued this week. Yesterday prior to the Water Department hearing, the City announced that […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 Dear Neighbor,Halloween is right around the corner, and this weekend we have lots of fun, safe options in the community for families to celebrate. Please join me tomorrow at 10 am for our Annual 48th Ward Halloween Parade and Festival at Peirce School Playground. Before the parade kicks off, Dream Big Performing […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018 Dear Neighbor,Early Thursday morning, a neighbor on the 5800 block of Winthrop was carjacked at gunpoint by five individuals. The neighbor was not injured during the incident. Responding officers from the 20th District radioed out information about the crime. This information was picked up by the 19th District and a law enforcement task […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 Dear Neighbor,This will be a busy and cooler weekend in our community. I ask you to join me on Sunday, October 14th at 8 am for the fifth annual Edgewater 5k/1 mile walk. The 5k helps raise needed funds for the schools across the 48th ward. Come to support our students and neighbors […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018 Dear Neighbor,This has been a difficult week for our community and city as we await the verdict in the Van Dyke trial and as the Chicago Police Department investigates two homicides in Rogers Park. The men and woman of the Chicago Police Department are doing everything in their power to identify and arrest […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – September 28, 2018

September 28, 2018 Dear Neighbor, Join me this weekend at the sixth annual Edgewater Arts Festival on Granville Avenue between Broadway and Sheridan from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday. This event features over 100 Chicago-based artists, three stages filled with eclectic musical acts, a youth art gallery displaying work from local […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 Dear Neighbor,Yesterday, I joined with fellow Alderman and community leaders from across the city to renew our efforts to pass an ordinance creating civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department. This ordinance which was developed with significant community input from across the city addresses a key structural reform of the Chicago Police Department and […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018 Dear Neighbor, Lake Michigan and the lakefront is our greatest natural resource and our community’s front yard. All of us have a part in preserving and protecting our beautiful lake and lakefront. Tomorrow, I am sponsoring along with the Alliance for the Great Lakes, our annual beach clean up at Kathy Osterman Beach. […]

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