Dear Neighbor,
On Sunday, May 21, 2023 we are hosting a free paper shredding event. This is a great way to safely dispose of your sensitive documents. The event will take place between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:30 am at Resurrection College Prep located at 7500 W. Talcott. Please enter the parking lot on Oriole Avenue.

Anthony Napolitano
41st Ward Alderman
Property Tax Exemptions
Property tax exemptions are savings that contribute to lowering a homeowner’s property tax bill. The most common is the Homeowner Exemption, which saves a Cook County property owner an average of $973 dollars each year.
The automatic renewal of some exemptions due to COVID-19 has ended. This means that those receiving the "Senior Freeze" and Veterans with Disabilities Exemptions must reapply this year.
To determine which exemptions are currently being applied to a residence, homeowners can review their Property Details, then review the Exemption History and Status section to determine which exemptions they received. 
New homeowners and those that need to reapply can do so by completing the online application.
If a homeowner believes they are entitled to exemptions in previous tax years, a Certificate of Error application can be filed to redeem past savings. *Click Here* to learn how to file. 
Please Note: Exemption deductions only appear on the Second Installment Property Tax Bill. 
Chicago Jumping Jack Program

Each year, the Jumping Jack Program delights children across Chicago. This inflatable playground, provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is available for FREE and runs from Saturday, May 27 through Sunday, September 3, 2023.
The Jumping Jack is limited to Residential Block Parties within the city limits of Chicago.
  • The 2023 Jumping Jack registration portal will open on Monday, April 17. The application is best completed on a computer using Google Chrome.
  • Applicant must reside on the block where the Residential Block Party is taking place.
  • Inflatables are only available on Saturdays and Sundays. Requests are typically highest on Saturdays – please consider Sundays.
  • Requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If the date does not appear in the drop-down list, it is already full and unavailable.
  • If the incorrect date is selected in error, the applicant MUST email for further instruction. If it's a last minute date change the applicant must re-apply.
  • Applicants MUST complete the Block Party Permit Information Form and receive a permit from their Alderman’s office in order to hold a Block Party. More information online.
Alderman Napolitano Passes Historic Legislation

Over the last three months Alderman Napolitano passed two historic pieces of legislation. On December 12, 2022, the full Chicago City Council passed Alderman Anthony Napolitano’s Chicago Criminal Accountability Ordinance. This legislation allows Chicago Police Officers the authority to issue a municipal violation to criminals caught in illegal possession of a firearm. The violation carries a fine of up to $5,000 for the first offense or up to 90 days in jail. A second offense carries a fine between $10,000 and $20,000 or up to 180 days in jail. These violations are issued in addition to State charges. Gun violence has wreaked havoc on our city. The States Attorney’s revolving door approach has done nothing to punish criminals. This Ordinance forces criminals to answer to the City of Chicago when the State’s Attorney lessens or drops State charges.
On January 18, 2023 Alderman Napolitano's Vape Ordinance passed the full City Council. Alderman Napolitano worked with his aldermanic colleagues, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, and our local community to pass this much needed legislation to protect our children and curb the explosion of vape stores throughout our communities. This legislation now requires a special Vape License when a business’s vape product sales exceed 20% of their total revenue. It also implements a 1,000 foot distance restriction between retail vape stores as well as any retail tobacco store. Finally, this ordinance doubles the fines for tobacco sales to minors to a range of $2,000 to $10,000. Alderman Napolitano was honored to have the support of the American Lung Association and the Respiratory Health Association on this ordinance.
The Chicago City Council voted to pass and codify the City Clerk's No-Fee Veterans City Sticker pilot into a permanent program that now also includes small trucks. Veterans who have a VETERAN designation on their Illinois Driver's License or Illinois State ID are eligible to receive a free Vehicle City Sticker.
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41st Ward Weekly Business Boost

Each week we feature a local 41st Ward Business on Facebook. If you own or operate a business in the 41st Ward and would like to be featured, please contact our office at
See Something Say Something
Help us maintain our beautiful ward. Download the CHI311 App today. Remember if you see something, say something!
Neighborhoods throughout Chicago have been negatively affected by online, temporary home and room rentals. These online rentals are on the rise and may pose a threat to our community by facilitating pop-up parties and illegal activity. These "hotel-houses" may also have a negative impact on property values. The quality of life in our neighborhoods is paramount and we need your help banning these "hotel-houses" on your block and throughout the 41st Ward.
*CLICK HERE* and find out how you can ban hotel-houses in your precinct.
Business Resources
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection's FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! 
To register visit 
Our local businesses desperately need our help! Many businesses have made adjustments to accommodate you during this crisis including free delivery and curbside pickup. For more information please contact: 
Edison Park Chamber of Commerce 
(773) 631-0063 |
Edgebrook / Sauganash Chamber of Commerce
(773) 545-9300 |
Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce
(773) 763-3606 |
Everyday Edgebrook
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