Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Opens November 1

Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Opens November 1

2018 enrollment for insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act opens on Wednesday, November 1.

2018 open enrollment is shorter than in previous years, so it’s important to act quickly. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2018 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

You can preview 2018 plans and prices now, and complete your enrollment beginning November 1.

For more information on open enrollment, important deadlines, and plans and prices, visit the Affordable Care Act website.

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PB45 Results are in!

PB45 Results are in!

Top Votes for PB45

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Apply to Become a Police Officer

Apply to Become a Police Officer

Are you looking to have a meaningful impact on your community? Becoming a police officer provides more than a great source of income, it also provides a great source of pride.

Now through October 16, the Chicago Police Department is accepting applications for those interested in making a lasting difference in their community. The Chicago Police Department offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Interested applicants must be 20 years old by December 31, 2017. If you’re interested, fill out a quick application at the Chicago Police Department’s website by October 16. The …

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Learn About This Year’s Participatory Budgeting Ballot Items, Vote Beginning October 16

Learn About This Year’s Participatory Budgeting Ballot Items, Vote Beginning October 16

In the spring, residents offered their ideas for this year’s ballot during five different neighborhood assemblies. Volunteer community representatives have been working hard since then to develop 15 projects for the 2018 ballot.

Community representatives and staff members will be at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market this Sunday, October 8, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pmat Jefferson Memorial Park, 4822 N. Long, to let people know about the different projects on this year’s ballot.

Unable to attend the market? No problem! You can also view all the ballot items on the PB45 website. 45th Ward …

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Red Light Cameras Activated

Red Light Cameras Activated

As of Friday, September 29, the red light cameras at Milwaukee & Central and Foster & Northwest Highway are activated as mandated by the Chicago Department of Transportation. The city will not begin to issue tickets until two weeks after the activation, allowing motorists time to adjust to the changes.

I have always been a strong voice for reforming the red light camera program, and that pressure has helped move CDOT to a more transparent and data driven process of placement of red light cameras. When …

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Jeff Park Master Plan Community Meeting October 16

Jeff Park Master Plan Community Meeting October 16

Since first taking office in 2011, I have made the revitalization of the Jefferson Park business corridor a main focus.

I hope you participate in developing strategies to improve transportation, mobility, land use, housing, and economic development while strengthening the community character of our neighborhood during our second Jefferson Park Master Plan community meeting Monday, October 16, at 6 pm at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence.

This is an opportunity to lend your ideas and provide input int the future of this opportunity area.

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Jefferson Park Blue Line Renovation Contract Awarded

Jefferson Park Blue Line Renovation Contract Awarded

Last week, the Chicago Transit Board approved a design and build contract with Walsh Construction Company II, LLC., for the $25 million rehabilitation and upgrade to the Jefferson Park CTA station.

Final designs are not complete, but construction will include newly redesigned canopies for the bus terminal and rail station entryway, and an improved reconfiguration of the bus bays to accommodate those with disabilities and improve pedestrian flow through and around the transit center. Other work includes the installation of public art, rehabbing the train platform …

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Central Avenue Transformation

Central Avenue Transformation

Work began last week to transform Central Avenue to improve safety for all users.

The changes include bump-outs at Central & Giddings, Central & Leland, and Central & Ainslie. A designated bike lane will be installed from Goodman to Gunnison, and a shared lane from Lawrence to Montrose. Finally, right-turn-only lanes will be installed on Central on both sides of Lawrence.

While Central and Giddings was initially selected to receive bump-outs during the 2015 Participatory Budgeting cycle, my office took the break from participatory budgeting in 2017 …

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Community Meeting for Independence Tap October 3

Community Meeting for Independence Tap October 3

I am hosting a community meeting Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 pm, to discuss a proposal for an outdoor patio license and a public place of amusement license for Independence
Tap, 3932 W. Irving Park Road. The meeting will be in the Independence Park Fieldhouse, 3945 N. Springfield.

The owner of Independence Tap would like to allow outdoor seating in the rear patio, add a kitchen to the bar, and have the ability to charge admission for live music during a limited number of nights per week. …

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Mason Sewer Lining Project

Mason Sewer Lining Project

The Department of Water Management is scheduled began a sewer lining project on North Mason between West Seminole and West Bryn Mawr on Thursday, August 17.

This project will rehabilitate the existing sewer without the conventional digging method. This sewer rehabilitation will minimize, if not eliminate, street cave-ins due to failure in old sewers. In addition, it will bring better drainage to the area and may help alleviate flooding during heavy rain.

During work days, mobilization will start at 4:00 pm. Actual work will begin at 5:00 …

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