Street sweeping has resumed. The sections of the 32nd Ward to be swept next week will be sections 3 and 4 (portions of Logan Square, Hamlin Park, and Roscoe Village). See the map below or check here for the  citywide schedule .
Ticketing for failing to move during street sweeping will start up again on July 1 .  Please make sure to move your vehicle on your scheduled day.

This weekend is traditionally the Chicago Pride Parade, one of the largest and most well attended events in the City. Because of COVID-19, the official parade has been canceled. In June 1969, New York Police raided the Stonewall Inn, using excessive force and forcing 200 patrons out on the streets causing weeks of protest and marches following. Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans activist, was one of the people who stood up against the police and is an important figure in the Stonewall uprising. You can read more about her and donate to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute by clicking here.

There are so many stories about the LGBTQIA+ community. Stories that are difficult to hear and also so many stories about triumph and victories. Much has changed since 1969 , but there is still so much more to be done for equality and justice. This year, there will be a Black Trans Lives Matter protest you can attend. Activate Chi, a grassroots activist organization, will be collaborating with Chicago Pride organizations, Northalsted Business Alliance, and the businesses of Boystown to reinstate the Pride march as “Black Trans Lives Matter: A BLM Pride Protest.” The protest will start at 11:00AM on June 28th and consist of a march from Uptown to a rally in Grant Park. If you go, make sure to wear a mask. If you'd rather donate, please consider places like the Center on Halsted and Brave Space Alliance .

Many people in the ward have been looking for ways to support other Chicago residents throughout this time. The Women’s Caucus of City Council is finishing up their supply drive to help women and families across Chicago. The drive will support families who have limited access to formula, diapers, wipes, and more. See below for details and how you can help.

It's nice to see the 606 and lakefront opened up, but wearing a mask is important. Please protect yourself and others by wearing a mask. The latest update on Chicago's COVID-19 statistics and information are available here .

The Inspector General is also asking Chicago residents to participate in a survey regarding city programs and how you think they can be improved. This survey seeks input from Chicago community members regarding your concerns about the quality of City programs and what you would like to see done better.

15,372 households in the 32nd Ward have responded to the 2020 Census . This means there are about 10,248 households which have not responded! Overall, 55.0% of all Chicagoans have responded to the Census, about 60% in the 32nd Ward. The census helps determine federal funding and the redistricting process. It only takes about 5 minutes to do the census at .

Are you ready to use the easy and efficient VOTE BY MAIL process for the November election? It's easy and you can avoid lines and stay healthy. Details about this safe way to vote are available here .

Have a good weekend,

Scott Waguespack, Alderman