Latest ‘Newsletters’

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – February 10, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Farewell to the Swedish Bakery, Andersonville Businesses Rally Together for Fundraiser, Bicycle and Pedestrian Meeting Tomorrow, and more! February 10, 2017 Dear Neighbor: This week the team at Swedish Bakery, a long-standing anchor in the Andersonville community, announced that they will be closing after 88 years in business. Swedish Bakery […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 27, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Development News, Pilot Dog Park, Bike and Pedestrian Working Group, and more January 27, 2017 Dear Neighbor: Thank you to everyone from our neighborhood who went to downtown and to Washington DC for the Women’s March last Saturday. Seeing citizens come together in solidarity to speak up for equal rights […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 20, 2017

  Weekly Update from Your Alderman: #ThanksObama, Department of Justice report, Swift Day at Whole Foods, and more January 20, 2017 Dear Neighbor: Today, President Barack Obama will leave the White House as our country’s 44th president. Over the last eight years his leadership, statesmanship, determination, integrity, and advocacy for all Americans has had an […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 13, 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: CTA Federal Funding, Year of Public Art, Upcoming Events, and More! January 13, 2017 Dear Neighbor: On Monday morning, I announced the award of a $1.1 billion federal grant for the CTA to move forward with Phase One of the Red Purple Modernization Program. This money will go toward the largest […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 6. 2017

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Edgewater Theatre District Passport, Smoke Detectors, Overture Project Meeting, and New Recycling Ordinance January 6, 2017 Dear Neighbor: Thank you to all the neighbors who joined me on Wednesday evening for 48th Ward Night with Loyola University Men’s Basketball. It was a great game, and Loyola defeated Northern Iowa University. And […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – Highlights from 2016

News from the 48th Ward: Highlights from 2016 View this email in your browser December 30, 2016 Dear Neighbor:As we look back at 2016, it was a challenging year for our country, state, and city. Despite the challenges, our 48th Ward community continued to move forward in a positive way. We celebrated the opening of over […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – December 16, 2016

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Legal Protection Fund for undocumented neighbors, Goudy students visit City Hall, Orange Shoe Fitness, Holiday Showcase, and more! December 16, 2016 Dear Neighbor: This week City Council voted to approve a $1.3 million Legal Protection Fund in partnership with the National Immigrant Justice Center to assist thousands of immigrants and refugees […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – December 9, 2016

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Big Chicks Street Dedication, #shopedgewater, Swift Coat Drive, and more! December 9, 2016 Dear Neighbor: Today we unveiled a street dedication on Sheridan Road for Big Chicks in honor of their 30th anniversary. Big Chicks, 5024 N. Sheridan, has been a community institution for the last 30 years. Led by the […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – December 2, 2016

Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Transit TIF approved, Mango Pickle, and Late Night Andersonville December 2, 2016 Dear Neighbor: On Wednesday, my colleagues and I voted unanimously to approve the creation of a Transit TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district. The Transit TIF is expected to generate over $622M over the course of 35 years, providing the […]

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – November 25, 2016

  Weekly Update from Your Alderman: Small Business Saturday, Winter Coat Drives, School News, and more! Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   November 25, 2016 Dear Neighbor: I hope everyone had a happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who joined us last Sunday at the Uptown Bar […]

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