Ald. John Arena pshes for the governor to revive a program providing child care to low-income parents

Ald. John Arena pshes for the governor to revive a program providing child care to low-income parents

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By Ted Cox | November 9, 2015 12:22pm

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CITY HALL — Gov. Bruce Rauner made major concessions on child care Monday just as protesters were demanding the revival of a state program for low-income parents at City Hall.

Faced with pressure on his action to severely curtail a state program providing child care to low-income parents, Rauner announced Monday that he’d amend an emergency order imposed this summer and revive what he called “an important program valued by members of both parties.”

Protesters, however, immediately insisted that Rauner’s compromise came …

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6 Corners group hears updates on projects, wants district to be a destination

6 Corners group hears updates on projects, wants district to be a destination

http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/10/08/6-corners-group-hears-updates-on-projects-wants-district-to-be-a-destination/

by BRIAN NADIG

Several development proposals near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Irving Park Road and Cicero Avenue and the role that subsidies could play in the success of some of those projects were discussed at the Oct. 6 meeting of the Six Corners Association.

“Six Corners is on the cusp of major development,” association executive director Kelli Wefenstette said at the association’s community leaders roundtable luncheon. “In a year from now, it could look drastically different than it does now.”

Those projects call for …

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Changes at O’Hare

Changes at O’Hare

The Chicago Department of Aviation has announced several proposed changes at O’Hare Airport that are intended to reduce the impact of noise, at least at night, on our area.

First, airport officials plan to rotate which runways are used for nighttime landings every couple of weeks, giving residents some reprieve from the near-constant nighttime noise some experience now.

Second, the department will work to have the “fly quite” procedures added to pilot procedure manuals and navigation charts, as well as adding fly quiet signage along runways, so …

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After City Ignores His Pleas, Alderman Blocks Construction With His Car

After City Ignores His Pleas, Alderman Blocks Construction With His Car

JEFFERSON PARK — Ald. John Arena (45th) on Monday used his car to block city efforts to close a street — a project the alderman said he opposed because it turns over a public street to a billboard company.

City crews tore out the pavement along Wilson Avenue at Lamon Avenue, permanently closing the road in front of the Mayfair Pumping Station to traffic despite Arena’s strenuous objections.

Arena — who is often at loggerheads with city departments and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’sadministration — parked his car Monday morning across Wilson Avenue to stop the work that began over …

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Property Tax Assistance in the 45th Ward Office

Staff from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s office will be at my office, 4754 N. Milwauke, on Monday, July 20, to help you with your property tax questions and issues. They will be here from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Please bring your second installment tax bill, and staff will help you review the bill and ensure that it is free from errors and you have all your eligible exemptions.

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Shred-A-Thon

Shred-A-Thon

This Sunday, I’ve arraigned for secure paper shredding at the market.

The market is at 3945 N. Springfield and runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Paper shredding with be available from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. I hope to see you there.

 

 

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Minimum Wage in Chicago Increased July 1

Minimum Wage in Chicago Increased July 1

On July 1, the minimum wage in Chicago increased to $10 an hour, $5.45 for tipped employees like restaurant servers.

The wage applies to employers who maintain a business within the city and employees who work two hours in the city within a period of two weeks. This includes domestic employees and home health care workers.

It does not apply to employees taking part in government-subsidized temporary youth employment programs; employees taking part in government-subsidized transitional employment program; employees of any governmental other than the city; and …

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Central and Montrose, Central and Berteau Intersections Completely Closed Starting July 20

Central and Montrose, Central and Berteau Intersections Completely Closed Starting July 20

The Chicago Department of Water Management is replacing sewers under Central from Berteau to Wilson starting July 20. The sewers were originally installed in 1909 and need replacing.

Unfortunately, the work will require the complete closure, in all directions, of the intersections of Central and Montrose, as well as Central and Berteau. Please avoid the area.

Montrose and Central will be closed for about one month, while Berteau and Central will be closed for about two months. The Montrose detour (including the westbound Montrose closure at Lavergne and Montrose) …

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‘Zero Tolerance’ After Shooting Outside Portage Theater, Alderman Says

‘Zero Tolerance’ After Shooting Outside Portage Theater, Alderman Says

By Heather Cherone | June 29, 2015 5:40am

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PORTAGE PARK — The Portage Theater has been in violation of its liquor license for more than a year by failing to have cameras recording the exterior of the Six Cornerstheater, Ald. John Arena (45th) said.

A suburban man was shot June 13 after attending a dance party at the theater, but theater operators could not provide police with video from the night of the incident, in violation of its agreement with city officials that paved the way for the theater to reopen and serve alcohol, …

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4TH Annual 45TH Ward Independent Dems BBQ