45th Ward school principals meeting

45th Ward school principals meeting

Forest Claypool came to listen and answer questions from the 45th Ward school principals at a meeting I hosted at Fannie’s last night. We discussed solutions to better support the needs of students and their families.

I’d like to thank our dedicated principals, the Board of Health, and the Anti-Defamation League for attending.

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Opening Soon, Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co.

Opening Soon, Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co.

Weston’s Coffee & Tap Co., 4872 N. Milwaukee, is looking great ahead of their mid-December opening. I’m looking forward to their craft brews, coffee drinks, and cold cut sandwiches.

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45th Ward Food Drive

45th Ward Food Drive

The holidays are a great excuse to gather with friends and family and indulge in delicious meals and treats. However, many of our fellow Chicagoans struggle this time of year. My office is collaborating with 45th Ward schools, the Irving Park Community Food Pantry, and St. John’s Food Pantry to help provide our neighbors in need by collecting non-perishable foods and other basic necessities. You can drop off items at my office during office hours, which will then be delivered to the food pantries.

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Love Your Local on Small Business Saturday

Love Your Local on Small Business Saturday

Why spend hours in line for Black Friday when you can help local businesses thrive by partaking in Small Business Saturday? Show your love for the Northwest Side on Saturday, November 25, by buying your holiday presents locally.

The following small businesses in the Six Corners shopping district will partake in this year’s Small Business Saturday:

Beauty Crew Chicago, 4048 N. Milwaukee:

Only on November 25th, get your makeup done for $45, including lashes, or your makeup and hair done for only $75!

City News Cafe’s Winter Wonderland, 4108 …

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Belting Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Belting Elementary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Today, Belding Elementary hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new auditorium. After more than six years of advocating for the improved auditorium, I was pleased to be able to join parents, staff, and students to celebrate this accomplishment. The new auditorium will allow the performance arts at Belding to continue to thrive and provide students with the diverse and well-rounded education that they need to succeed. I would like to thank Belding staff and parents for their advocacy efforts in helping bring this dream …

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Fish mans Bottle Shop Grand Opening

Fish mans Bottle Shop Grand Opening

https://www.facebook.com/events/173149489930790/

4054- 4060 N Milwaukee
Chicago, Illinois 60641

(773) 545-0123

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Grand Gateway Groundbreaking Ceremony

Grand Gateway Groundbreaking Ceremony

Construction of the Residences at Jefferson Park, 5201 W. Lawrence, has begun. I hope you will join us a ceremonial groundbreaking on Friday, November 17, at 11:00 am.

This is an opportunity to thank all of the many stakeholders who helped guide us to a final plan and design. This development is the first major step in ushering in the revitalization of the Jefferson Park business corridor.

Kid Friendly

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Joined Hands Food Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraising

Joined Hands Food Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraising

The Joined Hands Food Pantry has been serving the Northwest Side for more than a decade, in conjunction with St. John’s Lutheran Church and School, Our Lady of Victory Parish, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and the St Vincent dePaul Society.

Their pantry provides more than 150 families with food every week throughout the year. They also aid other pantries in the area, and they usually host a Thanksgiving Dinner open to everyone.

This year, for the first time, Joined Hands needs your help to make the …

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2017-2018 Emergency Heating Repair Program Now Open

2017-2018 Emergency Heating Repair Program Now Open

The 2017-2018 Emergency Heating Repair Program is now open. It will remain open through March 30, 2018, or until funds are exhausted.

Eligible properties must be located in Chicago, habitable, owner-occupied, and not at risk of foreclosure. This is a one-time service program for single-family, one to four units, and owner-occupied properties located in the city of Chicago. Any owner-occupied property that has received this service in the past will be ineligible to receive service again.

Households earning 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) …

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Help a Hitch Student in Their Battle Against a Brain Tumor

Help a Hitch Student in Their Battle Against a Brain Tumor

Amar is a sixth-grade student at Hitch Elementary school who enjoys basketball, comedy, and wants to be an engineer when he grows up. In May, Amar and his family received devastating news that he is suffering from a brain tumor on the lower part of his brain and along his entire spine, causing painful headaches and threatening his life.

His family found a specialist treatment facility in Texas that drastically increases his chances of overcoming this massive tumor and eventually returning home to Chicago where he can …

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