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We have some exciting changes happening in the 46th Ward and I want you to be a part of our progress. Please attend my 46th Ward Town Hall Meeting tomorrow night regarding transportation in our ward. I will let you know the latest information on the new Wilson El station and what it means for you. We will also be discussing safety and expanding transportation options. Bike Uptown will be speaking about their efforts to expand bicycling in the area and how you can get involved. Please stop by to get more information, ask questions, and speak with me about transportation or other issues effecting our ward.


What: 46th Ward Town Hall Meeting

When: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Truman College cafeteria


See you there!


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Ald. James Cappleman 


46th Ward News 

communitysafetyCommunity Safety Alert

The police report that there are 2 to 3 Caucasian men claiming they work for the water department and need to check a resident's water to gain entrance during the hours of 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. The offenders typically target elderly residents and take items they can easily carry including money and jewelry. Please be aware of this situation and alert your neighbors. Always call 911 if you see suspicious behavior. Please see more information on how you can protect your home from burglery by visiting our website at


safetysuccessSafety Success

On June 3, 2011, a man named Jonathan Bradbury was observed shooting a gun at approx 11:00 a.m. on the 4500 block of North Sheridan. Police were able to apprehend him and recovered the weapon. On February 9 2012, he plead guilty for 11 years and 3 yrs supervised release to the charge of aggravated battery with a firearm and for 11 years and 2 yrs supervised release to the charge of aggravated discharge of a firearm. These sentences will be served concurrently.  Because he was identified by the police as a chronic offender, his case was assigned to a special prosecutor from the State's Attorney's office, Joy Repella, who worked with the community on this case. The Uptown community had residents serving as court advocates at every hearing through the 20th and 23rd District Court Advocacy Programs.  The judge and attorneys knew that this was not an ordinary case because the Community Justice Center and Court Advocates were involved. If you have any questions about this case, other cases, or being a court advocate, please contact the 46th Ward office.


cityhallCity Hall Update

An ordinance to allow the City to work with the State Comptroller system to collect debts owed the city passed City Council last week. Last November when we were discussing the budget, I was shocked to find out how much money was owed to the City of Chicago (approximately $749 million), due to poor management and collection of debt by the city and to people who just refused to pay their fines.  Although some of this debt will never be recovered, this is a huge step forward in getting back a good portion of this money owed to the city. While we are happy to assist innocent residents and businesses in our office with faulty fines and bills, most of the debt owed was due to scofflaws.  


parksNew Registration Process For the Park District 

The Chicago Park District has a new website, with a new program registration system.  A new account is required before registering for a program. No accounts exist from the old system.  Spring online registration begins today on Tuesday, February 21 at 9am.  Save time on registration day, create your account today!  For more information, including helpful tips to on how to be best prepared for the first day of online registration, go to:


TaxesFree Income Tax Preparation by City of Chicago and Partners

Get your income taxes prepared for free by the City of Chicago and its partners and you may be eligible to receive up to $5,700 back from the IRS! Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Cappleman encourage you to get all of the tax relief you deserve. Free income tax preparation assistance for families earning less than $50,000 and individuals earning less than $25,000. For information visit or call 311; (312) 630-0273; (312) 409-1555; (312) 409-4318 (Spanish)


Upcoming Events
You can also check out our community calendar by clicking here.


Show Off Your Talent

When: Saturday, February 24, 2012

Where: People's Church, 941 W Lawrence

Do you have a great dance move?

Do you have a way with words?

Can you sing like American Idol?

Fashion Show!

North Side Housing and Sarah's Circle and People's Church presents "Show Off Your Talent."  Show your support of our "Uptown Neighborhood."  Enjoy Hip Hop, Poetry, Music!  Prizes!  Food!

Contact: Demetree at 773-709-8937

Cyber-Bullying Seminar 

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Conrad Sulzer Regional Library, Lerner Auditiorium, 4455 N Lincoln Ave

Find out more about what Cyber-Bullying is, what you can do to prevent it, and how YOU can take action to stop it (For Adults Only). Presented by Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney's Community Justice Center In Conjunction with the Chicago Police Department.

Light Refreshments will be served

R.S.V.P. by February 27, 2012 to 773-334-4066 or


State Rep. Feigenholtz's Job Seekers Workshop

When:Saturday, March 3, 2012; 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Weiss Memorial Hospital Auditorium, 4646 North Marine

The Illinois Department of Employment Security will share resume preparation and networking tips, key interviewing skills and how to handle commonly asked questions during an interview, followed by a workshop by the Chicago Workforce Center entitled "Empower Your Job Search with Social Media and Networking" to help job seekers of all skill levels learn how to use social media in the job search process. Attendees will also learn how to use online databases, such as Illinois Work Net and Illinois Job Link, to find jobs matching their specific qualifications and skills. For more information or to RSVP, contact Feigenholtz's office at (773) 296-4141 or


State Rep. Feigenholtz Financing College Seminar

When: Thursday, March 15, 2012; 6:30 p.m.

Where: Nettelhorst Elementary School Auditorium, 3252 North Broadway

Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will give an overview of the financial planning timeline, the types of aid available, college access programs, the FAFSA application process, savings plans, and aid opportunities through government and private sources. There are a number of ways to alternatively lower the cost of higher education, such as taking high school Advanced Placement courses for credit or considering colleges that offer a locked tuition rate. For more information or to RSVP, contact Feigenholtz's office at (773) 296-4141 or


CAPSCAPS (Community Policing)
The CAPS Beat meetings are the best forum to answer any questions related to public safety. Community members, businesses and organizations are encouraged to attend or have a representative attend this meeting. Ald. Cappleman or a representative from his office will be available to answer further questions. Not sure what police beat you are in? You can find your police beat here.


Beat 2312 CAPS Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Sheridan Plaza, 4607 N. Sheridan


Beat 2323 & 2322 CAPS Meeting

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Upown Branch Library, 929 W. Buena


Beat 2311 CAPS Meeting  

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012  from 7pm to 8pm

Where: Truman College


Beat 2331 & 2324 CAPS meeting

When: Wednesday, March 7, 2012  from 7pm to 8pm

Where: 23rd District Police Station


Beat 2313 CAPS Meeting

When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Where: Clarendon Park Field House, 4501 N Clarendon  


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