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Dear Neighbors,

As you know, the Cubs will face the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland for two of the World Series tonight, and host the Indians for games three and four on Friday, October 28th, and Saturday, October 29th. The Cubs will host game five on Sunday, October 30th, if necessary.

I want to share with you the new parking restrictions that have been put in place. Residents, businesses and guests should anticipate heightened security around the ballpark for home and away games. Arterial streets between Belmont and Irving Park, and between Halsted and Racine will very likely be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the discretion of the Chicago Police and OEMC during these games. We know we are asking a lot of our residents too in making adjustments for street closures, parking restrictions and increased crowds in the area, but these measures are in place so we can all enjoy this long-awaited event without incident. Residents and their guests should be prepared to have IDs for access to some areas and all those coming down to the area to enjoy the local restaurants and bars need to be aware of the checkpoints as well.

This is a new experience for almost all of us. The next week will be busy, and we expect large crowds in the area for every game. Our neighborhood will be in the national spotlight. If you see anything suspicious or alarming, please call 9-1-1 and tell a nearby officer. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this exciting time. 
We continue to get updated information and will continue share it as it is received.
Fly the W and Go Cubs Go,

Tom Tunney
44th Ward Alderman
The World Series
Away Games:
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Tuesday, November 1st (if necessary)
  • Wednesday, November 2nd (if necessary)

Games at Wrigley Field:
  • Friday,  October 28th
  • Saturday, October 29th
  • Sunday, October 30th (if necessary)
All home and away games start at approximately 7 p.m.

Home and Away Parking Restrictions*
Beginning at noon on Tuesday, October 25th through Thursday, October 27th at 4 a.m. and noon on Friday, October 28th through Monday, October 31st 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)**
Patterson-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Racine to Clark (Both Sides)
Waveland-Fremont to Halsted (South Side ONLY Friday, October 28th)
Clifton, Seminary and Kenmore-Waveland to Grace (Both Sides)
Irving Park – Clark to Seminary (Both Sides)
Eddy – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Cornelia – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Newport – Clark to Racine (Both Sides)
Inner Lake Shore – Belmont to Addison (East 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. 

Home Game Street Closures – Approximately four 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.
Home Game Day Highlights:
Friday, October 28th – 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th - 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, October 30th – 7:15 p.m. (if necessary)
  • Residential Permit Parking will be in effect and will be strictly enforced beginning at 5 p.m. 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.
  • The area between Racine and Halsted, and Irving Park and Belmont is expected to have large crowds. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will likely be restricted. Residents are encouraged to carry current identification and/or a current lease or utility bill for access. 
  • 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.
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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

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