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Dear Neighbors,

Tomorrow night, Saturday, October 22nd, the Chicago Cubs will host the LA Dodgers for game six of the National League Championship Series at 7:08 p.m. Residents, businesses and visitors should anticipate heightened security around the ballpark. Arterial streets between Belmont and Irving Park, and between Halsted and Southport MAY be closed to vehicular traffic at the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC during these home games and clinch games. Residents close to Wrigley Field should keep photo IDs and proof of residence available for presentation to either CPD or Traffic Management Personnel. Game seven will start at 7:08 p.m. on Sunday, October 23rd if necessary. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this exciting time. 
Yesterday I hosted free flu shots for seniors with the Chicago Department of Public Health and the 19th District CAPS Office. Over 80 flu shots were administered, and nearly 100 seniors joined the 19th District CAPS Office for bingo. Thanks to Officer Jorge Lopez, Officer Jose Rios, Irma Perres, Sergeant Mary Hein and the entire district team for hosting bingo and our flu shot day, and thank you to 7-Eleven for donating fruit for our officers and residents who got immunizations. 

On Monday, October 24th, from 6 - 8:00 p.m., Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Maria Guerra and Assistant Commissioner Christy George will join me and 44th Ward residents to discuss the Shared Housing Ordinance in the Olson Auditorium at Illinois Masonic, 836 West Wellington. There will be a question and answer session following a brief presentation from the Commissioner. Please email to RSVP. For more information on the Shared Housing Ordinance, click here

Additional information on the National League Championship Series, public safety and DUI Strike Force patrol, infrastructure, Halloween happenings and more can be found below.
Go Cubs Go,

Tom Tunney
44th Ward Alderman
   National League Championship Series
Games at Wrigley Field Saturday,  October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd (if necessary)

Parking Restrictions*
Beginning at Noon on Saturday, October 22nd through Monday, October 24th at 4 a.m.

Clark – School/ Aldine to Irving (Both Sides)
Sheffield-Roscoe to Irving Park (Both Sides)
Addison-Halsted to Southport (Both Sides)
Addison-Southport to Ashland (North Side)
Racine - Roscoe to Grace/ Clark (Both Sides)**
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to the alley west of Clark (Both Sides)
Seminary & Newport - Com-Ed Substation
Beginning Saturday, October 15th at 8 a.m. through Monday, October 24th at 8 a.m. 
Seminary - from Newport to the alley (both side)

*Parking restrictions have been established by the Chicago Police Department to ensure emergency access, staging of support vehicles, pedestrian and vehicular safety and  crowd control. Parking restrictions and street closures will be implemented throughout the NLCS Series.  Please look for posted paper signs prior to parking.  

**Racine will be used as the Clark Street alternate CTA Bus Route. 

Street Closures – Approximately 3 hours prior to game time
Sheffield (Addison to Waveland) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane)- Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Sheffield.
Waveland (Sheffield to Clark) Full Street Closure (Except Fire Lane) – Pedestrian access will remain open on both sides of Waveland.
Game Day Highlights:
Saturday, October 22 – 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 – if necessary - 7:08 p.m.
  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5pm. Vehicles parked in violation of the permit parking regulations are subject to ticket and tow. Cubs Night Game Tow Zone is in effect 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • ALL night game parking restrictions will be in place (i.e. north side of Addison from Clark to Ashland, north side of Eddy from Racine to the alley, etc.) This is in addition to any other parking restrictions implemented as listed above.
  • Please carefully check for either permanent or paper posted signs when parking your vehicle. Vehicles parking in violation of parking regulations, public hazards, bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. are subject to ticket and tow. 
  • Priority towing will take place in all special areas designated as no parking.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of parking regulations resulting in a public hazard, such as bus stops, no parking/ tow zones, crosswalks, driveways, alleys, etc. will be strictly enforced and are subject to ticket & tow.
  • The Cubs Hotline is open one hour before until two hours after all home games. Residents are encouraged to contact the Night Game Hotline, 1-866-427-3869, for towing and other quality of life issues. Residents should call 911 to report all emergencies.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person other than the city or an agent of the city to sell, offer for sale, expose for sale any residential parking permit, one-day permit, or other permit issued for any other parking permit program. Violators are subject to a fine of up to $1500.
  • “Hospitality Teams,” an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.
For additional information, click here
Public Safety Update 

The 19th District shared the community alert below. Robberies remain an issue in our area. Due to our active entertainment areas, it is important that we as a community remain alert and aware. We have received a lot of positive feedback about police presence in the area. Continue to call 911 on suspicious activity and give the dispatcher a detailed description of the suspicious person.  To help ensure personal safety, please follow these tips. 


Below is a release from Chicago Police Department News Affairs regarding a 19th District arrest for an armed robbery with a knife that occurred at 1040 W. Wilson in the early morning hours of October 20th, 2016.  It is important to know that the offender is a convicted felon on parole with an extensive violent history.  He was convicted of murder, robbery and burglary in a case in 1992 and was sentenced to 33 years.  He was released on parole and was arrested again in 2012, convicted of that burglary in 2014, and sentenced to 8 years.  He was on parole when he committed the robbery.   In the robbery, tactical officers observed the struggle between the young female victim and the offender and chased the offender on foot.   The offender resisted arrest and the offender attempted to disarm one of the officers.  The incident could have taken a deadly turn for the victim if the officers had not been there to observe the robbery and if they were not able to keep control of the officer's duty weapon during the struggle. 

Detectives and the robbery team are working to determine if Murphy is connected to any other robberies in our area. We will share all updates as they are received. 

Please note that the November 8th Beat 1933 CAPS meeting has been moved to Thursday, November 10th to avoid Election Day.
The Chicago Police Department will be conducting a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the 19th District this weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will commence at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 and end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. The purpose of this program is to saturate a pre-designated area with roving police officers that continually monitor vehicular traffic for signs of impaired driving. Patrols also place emphasis on speed, alcohol-related and safety belt violations. Police vehicles equipped for speed detection are deployed to apprehend speeding violators. These officers are an additional resource for the neighborhood this weekend.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  The 19th District CAPS office has asked for support in their efforts to collect toiletries for local women’s shelters. Many women who are victims of domestic violence leave their homes with nothing but with the clothes they are wearing.  The 19th District will be collecting items through the month of October.  You can drop off items at the station, 850 W. Addison, anytime, or at the 44th Ward Service Office during regular business hours.
Infrastructure Updates
Restoration crews will begin pouring concrete on Roscoe from Southport to Ashland on Monday, October 24th. This work will require restriction of vehicular traffic along the north side of the street while concrete dries.  Restoration work will include replacing any damaged curbs and sidewalks, upgrading corner ADA ramps, asphalt resurfacing of the street and restoration of parkways.  Signage will continue to be posted for all traffic and parking restrictions. This project is anticipated to be complete by November 18th.

Racine Resurfacing
All remaining sidewalks and ADA corners will be completed by noon on Saturday, October 22nd.


The City of Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program provides eligible families and seniors some property tax relief through a City-funded rebate.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago City Council are implementing this rebate program to help offset the property tax increase needed to fund the pensions of our first responders. 

Beginning October 1, 2016, eligible Chicago homeowners can apply for a City of Chicago rebate at any of the 26 neighborhood locations, including City Hall.  Homeowners must apply for the rebate in person. 

To learn more about the eligibility requirements for the rebate and other supplemental grants as well as required documentation, please

Register to Vote


Register to vote online. Use your IL driver's license or state ID card to register to vote.
Use the downloadable mail-in form. Fill in the blanks, print it, sign it and deliver it or mail it.
Register through an active deputy registrar affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization, or other state-certified body.
After your registration form is processed, the Election Board will mail a new voter card.
Qualifications to Register to Vote
To register to vote, you must:
 - be a U.S. citizen, and
 - be born on or before November 8, 1998, and
 - live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, and
 - not claim the right to vote elsewhere; and
 - not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-offenders who have completed their sentences and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois.)
        Check Your Voter Registration Status


Become a Judge of Election

Judges of Election are the officials who are responsible for the conduct of the election in the precinct polling place. The job is challenging, interesting and personally rewarding.

In each precinct, the judges share in the responsibilities, the duties and the authorities that include:

  (1) Opening the polling place and setting up voting equipment at 5 a.m. on Election Day;
  (2) Conducting a fair, impartial and secure election in the precinct polling place, allowing voting from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  (3) Tabulating the vote totals for the precinct and transmitting the results to Election Central after the polls close at 7 p.m.
Apply to Serve!

The mail-in application is available here.

Early Voting

The Chicago Board of Elections is now open for Early Voting. Cast your ballot at 69 W. Washington Street through Sunday, October 9th. Starting Monday, October 10th through Monday, November 7th the Early Voting location moves to 15 W. Washington Street. 

 44th Ward Early Voting Beings Monday, October 24th:
Merlo Library, 644 West Belmont

 Hours for Early Voting at 69 W Washington Street:

  • Monday through Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sundays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Hours for Early Voting at 15 W Washington Street:
  • Monday through Saturday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Sundays - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Yard Waste Pick-Up 

As part of the citywide effort to clean up leaves before winter, the Department of Streets and Sanitation is coordinating dedicated bagged leaf and other yard waste collection trucks this fall to assist residents in clearing their yards, parkways and storm drains to leaf debris. Residents can call 311 to request separate bagged leaf collection from October 17 through November 30.

Leaves and other yard waste should be left in the alley or at the curb for collection for those that have curbside pickup. Leaves and other yard waste should be bagged separately from garbage in the black carts and separately from recycling in the blue carts. A Streets and San truck will collect the bags based on 311 requests and take it to be composted. Streets and San will continue street sweeping throughout the fall to capture leaf debris in city streets and help prevent draining issues during the winter.

DO NOT SWEEP LEAVES INTO THE STREET. Residents are encouraged to clear curb lanes and areas around storm drains. To learn more about bagged leaf collection, click

Lakeview's favorite fall tradition, Trick or Treat on Southport, is returning on a new date, Monday, October 31 from 4-8 pm. The event celebrates Halloween with family-friendly activities, craft beer, food, and trick-or-treating at local businesses. A full list of programming is available at

44th Ward Service Office 
3223 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Office Hours
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm
Contact Us:
Phone: 773-525-6034
Fax: 773-525-5058

Beats 1934 & 1935
Monday, December 12
6:30-7:00 pm
Second Unitarian Church
656 W. Barry

Beat 1933
*Thursday, November 10*
6:30-7:00 pm
Illinois Masonic Hospital
836 W. Wellington

Beat 1922
Wednesday, November 20
7:00-8:00 pm
Police Auditorium
2452 W. Belmont
Beats 1923, 1924 & 1925
Wednesday, December 7
7:00-8:00 pm
19th District Police Station
850 W. Addison
Upcoming Street Cleaning

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If you are a part of the City's Blue Cart Program, your recyclables are picked up every other week.  Blue carts must be accessible throughout the week.  Only residents with curb-side pickup will have both Black and Blue cart pick up on the same day.   The next recycling pick up in the 44th Ward will be the week of October 24.
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