Public Artwork Meeting for Addison and Irving Park Blue Line Stations Scheduled for June 12

Public Artwork Meeting for Addison and Irving Park Blue Line Stations Scheduled for June 12

The community is invited to attend a public meeting to provide input on the design of new public artwork at the Addison and Irving Park Blue Line stations on Monday, June 12, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Independence Park Field House, 3945 N. Springfield Avenue.

Francesco Simeti was selected by the Chicago Transit Board to create a site-specific installation at the Addison Blue Line station. He is known for creating thought provoking imagery using wallpapers, sculptures, and 3D collage. His work has been featured both nationally …

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Attend the Seventh Annual BBQ Fest at Six Corners June 10-11

Attend the Seventh Annual BBQ Fest at Six Corners June 10-11

Join neighbors, friends, and family for the seventh annual BBQ Fest at Six Corners June 10-11. Gates open at noon on Saturday, June 10 and close at 10 pm. On Sunday, June 11, gates open at noon and close at 9 pm.

Milwaukee Avenue will be transformed into a beloved backyard bar-b-que with sizzling charcoal grills, summer-sweetened lemonade, and red checkered table cloths freckling the city’s sidewalks. This year they’re shaking things up a bit by offering a roller rank, classic lawn games, giant Jenga, and …

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Help Homeless Veterans by Donating Basic Household Items & Toiletries

Help Homeless Veterans by Donating Basic Household Items & Toiletries

My office is partnering with Operation Help-A-Hero for the second annual donation drive.

There are currently hundreds of homeless veterans who live either unsheltered or in shelters throughout the city. When a veteran leaves a shelter or transitional home to move into a more permanent residence, they often do not have basic household items.

Through July 4, we will be collecting basic household items and toiletries in an effort to help the hundred of Chicago veterans who are homeless. All donations will be delivered to the United States Department …

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Ward City Sticker Sale June 30

Ward City Sticker Sale June 30

On Friday, June 30, I will host a City Sticker Sale from 10 AM to 2 PM at my office, 4754 N. Milwaukee.

To purchase a vehicle sticker, you must bring your 2017 Chicago city vehicle sticker courtesy reminder form. If you have lost your courtesy reminder, please bring your state vehicle registration card, which includes your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

The Ward Sale is limited to drivers with vehicle stickers expiring June 30. All motorists must purchase and display their vehicle stickers purchased in June by …

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Jeff Park Master Plan Community Meeting June 19

Jeff Park Master Plan Community Meeting June 19

What’s your vision to improve the Jefferson Park station area? What types of amenities and uses would you like to see? Consider pedestrian crossings, signage and plazas, restaurants, housing, and stores.

Join my office and Teska on Monday, June 19, from 6-7:30 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence to learn more and share your input.

Before then, I encourage you to explore the Master Plan website, complete the online survey, and sigh up for the email list to stay involved.

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Jefferson Place Update

Jefferson Place Update

Dear neighbors,

On the heels of the recent approval of the development at 5201 W. Lawrence Ave, I have an exciting update on the continuing progress in the revitalization of downtown Jefferson Park: the proposed Jefferson Place mixed-use building planned for 4849 N. Lipps, next to the Jefferson Park Transit Center, will be presented to the Planning Commission on May 18th.

As you may recall, the proposal for this vacant lot has been in the works for more than 5 years. After an extensive process of community …

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Year of Public Art Survey

Year of Public Art Survey

 

2017 has been declared the Year of Public Art. With this designation, we have a unique opportunity to commission up to two (2) unique, site-specific pieces of public artwork in the 45th Ward, but we need YOUR help!

Please take a moment to complete an online survey by May 4, sharing your thoughts on public art. My office will then select three artists we would like to interview based on the survey responses.

Please be aware that the images and sites in the survey will be used as guides in …

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45th Ward Update,

45th Ward Update,

Dear Neighbor,

With Easter this Sunday, I want to take the opportunity to wish everyone a joyous and relaxing holiday with their friends and family.

In observance of the holiday, my office will be closed Saturday, April 15. We will re-open on Monday, April 17, at 9 AM.

Vets/Disabled Housing Update

I am pleased to report that a Cook County Circuit Court Judge denied the motion for a temporary restraining order on the approval process for the proposed development at 5150. N Northwest Hwy.

The request was made by opponents to …

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Share your ideas to improve the 45th Ward at a neighborhood assembly!

Share your ideas to improve the 45th Ward at a neighborhood assembly!

Beginning May 4, we will host five (5) neighborhood assemblies where we will gather infrastructure improvement ideas from stakeholders. Past ideas have included pedestrian refuge islands, the Independence Park playground, and bike lanes along Milwaukee.

Please help me reach as many residents as possibleby sharing this flyer with your networks.
Feel free to contact my at ward45@cityofchicago.org with questions, concerns, or ideas.

We look forward to working with you to improve the 45th Ward!

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Six Corners Starbucks Planned With Front Patio, ‘Public Art Feature’

Six Corners Starbucks Planned With Front Patio, ‘Public Art Feature’

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170330/portage-park/six-corners-drive-thru-starbucks-patio-parking-john-arena-portage-park-starbucks

By Alex Nitkin | March 30, 2017 6:22am @alexnitkin

CHICAGO — A developer and Ald. John Arena (45th) have come together on a plan to build a drive-thru Starbucks coffee shop at 4151 N. Cicero Ave., along the northern edge of the Six Corners Shopping District, Arena’s staff said Wednesday.

After months of negotiations, the builder agreed to set the cafe directly against the street and to include a front patio large enough to hold a “public art feature” — both items Arena encouraged as a way to make the patio more accessible to pedestrians and …

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