March 30, 2018
Tomorrow is a big day for Loyola University Men’s Basketball team, as they face off with Michigan in the Final Four NCAA Tournament. This has been an exciting season for our community.To keep the excitement local, be sure to watch the game at one of our many local establishments airing the game. Loyola University is hosting a watch party in the Gentile Arena, 6525 N. Sheridan. Doors open at 4pm, tip-off is at 5:07pm. Click here for more information about the watch party. Go Ramblers!
At Wednesday’s City Council Meeting 6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer and I introduced an ordinance that would establish a Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability. Community organizations have worked for two years to put this ordinance together in response to the Mayor’s Task Force on Police Accountability’s recommendations that a civilian oversight board be created in an effort to repair relations between Chicago’s citizens and the Chicago Police Department, and to make our neighborhoods safer. Click here to read more about this ordinance.
Also on Wednesday, an ordinance was passed that establishes a Home-Rule override to the recent changes to the Illinois Condo Act regarding distribution of personal information. A new State law requires condo associations to make personal information like email and phone numbers available to any resident who requests it. The substitute ordinance passed this week overrides this provision unless a vote by owners in an association passes by 2/3. State legislators are working in Springfield to make a similar repeal to this provision. This is very important issue to my constituents on Sheridan Road and Marine Drive. If you have any questions about this ordinance, please contact Jerry Goodman at email@example.com.
A sure sign of spring, street sweeping begins next week in the 48th Ward! See the Ward website for an interactive map to learn the schedule for your block.
Applications are now open for summer youth employment programs One Summer Chicago and After School Matters. These programs help employers give back to youth in our City, and provide great opportunities for young people. If you know a teen or young adult in the community who is looking for summer employment, please encourage them to sign up for One Summer Chicago or After School Matters. See below for more details on both programs.
Earlier this week, Mas Alla Del Sol, 5848 N. Broadway, celebrated their fifth year in business in Edgewater. The Moreno family has made a great investment in our community and supports many neighborhood organizations and events. They have contributed greatly to the vibrancy in the Thorndale area of Broadway. Please join me in congratulating them and wishing them luck and many more years to come!
Hon Kee Restaurant also celebrated a big milestone this week with the grand opening of the first phase their expansion. Owner Paul Tsang has operated this popular Chinese restaurant on Argyle Street for more than 30 years. Hon Kee specializes in BBQ pork and duck, as well as seafood. Please stop by to see their new dining room at 5009 N. Winthrop.
On Monday evening, a fire broke out at 5750 N. Kenmore, affecting more than 30 residents in the building. No one was seriously injured, and all those impacted sought shelter at Church of the Atonement. As of Thursday, all impacted residents have found temporary shelter, and those whose units were not impacted are back in the building. I would like to thank Church of the Atonement, Red Cross, Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department, and Office of Emergency Management and Communications for the swift and effective response to this incident. If you would like to donate home goods for those residents who will need to rebuild their lives, please bring them to Care for Real, 5339 N. Sheridan.
Tomorrow is the annual Senn Park Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt at the new Senn Playground, Elmdale & Greenview. This annual event is a wonderful celebration to kick off the spring season in our community. Everyone is welcome, bring your own basket for the egg hunt that kicks off at 10am sharp. In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside to Immanuel Lutheran Church across the street from the playground, 1500 W. Elmdale. Click here for more information.
Have a great weekend! Happy Easter and Passover to those celebrating this weekend.
Alderman, 48th Ward