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March 2016

NW Side Irish Parade

March 13, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NW Side Irish Parade,
6634 W Raven St
Chicago, United States
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It’s that time of the year – the Northwest Side Irish Parade is this Sunday. If you haven’t marched with the 45th Ward Dems before, make this your first year. If you have, you know how much fun it is! Let us know if you are interested. We are lining up around 11am at Onahan School (6634 W Raven St). The parade kicks off at noon. You'll have a great time and get a free button!

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Election Day

March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Unnamed Venue,
4756 N. Milwaukee
Chicago , United States
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We will also be marching across the Ward this coming weekend and on Election Day to elect candidates that we are supporting – including my campaign for re-election as committeeman, Kim Foxx for Cook County State’s Attorney, and Judge Eve Marie Reilly for 10th Judicial Subcircuit. If you are available this weekend or on Election Day, please let Julie know at Julie@arenafor45.com.

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November 2016

Your Voice, Your Vote!

November 7, 2016 @ 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
District 16 Police,
5151 N Milwaukee
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Today is the last day you can vote early. Early voting for the 45th Ward is at the 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee. Voters can vote early until 7 pm tonight. To view other wards' early voting locations, visit http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html. The Presidential Election is scheduled for tomorrow, November 8. To check your polling place on Election Day, visit http://www.chicagoelections.com/…/your-voter-information.ht… and enter your address. The polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm. Voters must vote at their precinct polling place…

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December 2016

Holiday Sparkle – Tree Lighting at Jefferson Park Transit Center

December 1, 2016 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Jefferson Park Transit Station,
4917 N. Milwaukee Ave. 60630
Chicago, IL United States
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Join Alderman John Arena, Jefferson Park Forward, Gale Street Inn, and Fannies Bakery at the Jefferson Park Transit Stationas we light the holiday lights, sing festive songs and sip hot cocoa with your neighbors. Putting the sparkle in your holidays. Bring the kids, this is a FREE family event.   https://www.facebook.com/events/374717662866011/  

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45th Ward Holiday Hoedown

December 2, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Filament Theatre,
4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, United States
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YEEHAW! I'ts Alderman John Arena's 45th Ward Holiday Hoedown! Grab your partner on Friday, Dec. 2 and mosey over to 4041 N. Milwaukee. Kick up your heels to the Golden Horse Ranch Band and enjoy food and spirits provided by many of our great 45th Ward establishments. They'll also be a special guest appearance from State Rep. Rob Hartwick and the Representatives. $45 per person, $80 per couple, $250 Sponsor, $500 host. Tickets are online or at the door https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/2016holiday PAID…

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March 2017

National to Neighborhood, Getting Local In a Trump America

March 27 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hops and Barley,
4359 N. Milwaukee
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Join us next Monday (3/27) to raise a glass with friends, mix and mingle with neighbors, and talk about how to stand strong for progressive values in the current political climate. We are happy to have with us Matt Blizek of MoveOn.org to share with us his thoughts on how to stay engaged and push for positive change at all levels of government.

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April 2017

Congressional Town Hall Meeting April 17

April 17 @ 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Irish American Heritage Center,
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Chicago, United States
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Indivisible IL-5 (5th Congressional District of Illinois) is hosting a Congressional Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 17, from 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox. Congressman Quigley (IL-5) and Congresswoman Schakowsky (IL-9) will address a variety of topics including how to ensure a fair and thorough investigation into ties with Russia, what comes next in the fight over health care, new threats to immigration, and will answer other questions as time permits.…

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45th Ward Clean Up – April 22

April 22 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
45th Ward Clean Up

Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, by joining neighbors for a day of service. At 9 am, individuals, community groups, and organizations will gather to help beautify our neighborhoods. This year we will be focusing on the three following areas: - CTA Jefferson Park Terminal - Along Avondale between Irving Park and Pulaski - Along Avondale near Lawrence  In addition to the supplies available at my office, the Department of Streets and Sanitation will provide rakes, brooms, shovels, and bags. Please…

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May 2017

Meet & Greet with Daniel Biss

May 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Filament Theatre,
4041 N. Milwaukee,
Chicago IL 60641, United States
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Join us on Friday, May 5 for an informative look at one of governor candidates. Doors open at 7:00. Please RSVP! Meet & Greet with Daniel Biss candidate for Governor of Illinois in 2018 May 5, 2017 7:00 pm Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, Chicago IL 60641 Admission: FREE (donations optional) Meet Daniel Biss candidate for Governor of Illinois in 2018. One of the most important things we can do now to resist a Trump presidency is to support strong…

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How would you spend $1 Million to Improve Your Neighborhood?

May 8 @ 6:00 PM - May 11 @ 7:30 PM

Come to a neighborhood assembly to share your ideas and help decide how to spend YOUR tax dollars. Every year, each alderman is allocated $1.3 million in Aldermanic Menu funds -- yes, there is literally a menu to spend on infrastructure.  In most wards, this money is allocated by the alderman, with varying degrees of input from city departments, staff, and residents. The 45th Ward, however, uses a process called participatory budgeting to give power to its residents to make real decisions…

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