April, 22 2022
Alderman Reilly Reports
Alderman Reilly Quoted In Crain's Casino Article
On Tuesday, April 20, Alderman Reilly went on record with Crain’s Chicago Business to raise serious concerns about the objectivity of the selection process for the Chicago casino. Please click here to read the Alderman’s comments.
Bally's Tribune Casino Proposal Survey
Please click here to take a brief survey about the Bally’s Tribune proposal. The survey will end TODAY at 5pm.

If you were unable to attend the community meeting to learn more about the Bally's proposed Casino at the Tribune Publishing site you can watch the presentation here. For more information about the casino proposals, please click here to read previous Reilly Reports.

Alderman Reilly has heard from many constituents regarding the Bally's Tribune proposal. Please take the survey above to voice your opinion. Alderman Reilly takes constituent feedback very seriously; as a voting member of the recently formed Special Committee he'd like to consolidate constituent feedback about the casino to share this feedback with his colleagues and the Lightfoot Administration.
New As-of-Right Development Proposal
MAVREK Development proposes to construct a new mixed use development at 218 East Grand Avenue (commonly known as 535 North St. Clair Street). The site is currently a three-story parking garage containing 255 parking spaces.
As proposed, the mixed use building, designed by NORR, contains 248 residential apartments, almost 7,958 square feet of retail space on the ground-floor (which could also be used for a restaurant), 41,127 square feet of office space, 100 accessory parking spaces, 124 bicycle parking spaces, a private dog run, and a rooftop amenity pool deck. 

Parking and loading dock access is proposed via St. Clair Street, consistent with the existing parking structure. The residential lobby is planned on Grand Avenue with the office lobby accessible on St. Clair Street. A multi-story podium base contains the lobby elements, leasing offices, residence support spaces, bike parking, street front retail and 2 ½ levels of parking. Click here to review the project details
In order to best conceal the parking, these two floors are clad with translucent glass and contain a knee wall to block headlights. At Alderman Reilly's direction, the number of parking spaces was reduced from 138 to 100 spaces. Click here to review the proposed development traffic study.

The developers are not seeking any zoning relief, and plan to develop the site under the existing zoning rights which govern their property. As an as-of-right development, this project does not require Alderman Reilly's approval. 

As part of Alderman Reilly's transparent community process for new developments, your comments and observations are welcome for this project. Please click here to provide your feedback.
Election Judges Needed!
Alderman Reilly is looking for qualified applicants to serve as Election Judges in the 42nd Ward for the upcoming June 28, 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election, and the subsequent November 8, 2022 Gubernatorial General Election.

Election Judges are assigned to local polling places in the 42nd Ward and are responsible for ensuring polling places open and close on time, and that voting operations run smoothly.

Election judges earn $230 for their services, provided they complete a brief training session prior to Election Day.

To apply online to become a Judge of Election, in the 42nd Ward, with the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners, visit their website by clicking here. A paper main-in application is also available for download here.

Should you have additional questions, please contact Robert at office@ward42chicago.com or 312-642-4242.
Street Sweeping Reminder
The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) will resume their seasonal street sweeping schedule, which began April 1st, and lasts through mid-November or later, weather permitting. Throughout the season, DSS deploys mechanical street sweepers at regularly scheduled times to clear debris from Chicago streets. Starting today, dozens of street sweepers will begin to clear the debris and leaves that have accumulated during winter months on both residential and arterial streets. 
On weekdays, from 9am to 2pm, this Sweeper Tracker map will show real-time locations of city street sweepers. For more information, please review the 42nd Ward street sweeping schedule. Residents can also call 311 to find the dates and locations of street sweeping in their area.
Please check for the bright orange signs announcing temporary parking restrictions. These signs are posted two days prior to scheduled street sweeping events. Some streets also have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.
City of Chicago Camera Registration
The City of Chicago has launched a free and voluntary camera registration program open to anyone who lives or operates a business in Chicago. If you have a private security camera that captures the public way and you are interested in assisting in an investigation in the event of a crime in your neighborhood, you can register your camera with the Chicago Police Department.

By registering your camera, you are simply allowing the Chicago Police Department to contact you in the event of a crime in your area. The Chicago Police Department will not have direct access to your camera system and cannot access camera footage without your consent. There is no requirement to provide footage at any time. Please see the flyer below for more information.
River North Residents Association Walk & Talk with CPD 018 Commander Jon Hein - April 26
The River North Residents Association (RNRA) has scheduled a walk and talk with 18th District Commander Jon Hein on Tuesday, April 26 from 5pm-6pm. Click here for more information.
City Clerk Senior Hours
The Office of the City Clerk is bringing back senior hours beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and offering them every Tuesday through July 26, 2022. 

Senior hours are 8AM-9AM for individuals 65+ at the Archer and Gale satellite office locations. Please see the flyer below for more information.

North DuSable Lake Shore Drive Phase I Study
We Want to Hear from You!
Tell Us About Your Experience
Along the Lakefront

We want to ensure that future amenities and access features along North DuSable Lake Shore Drive (NDLSD) serve the needs and desires of the people who will use them. If you have not already, please complete the linked questionnaire to let us know what you love about the lakefront, how you would prefer to access the lakefront, and what you desire for future open spaces. Feel free to share this survey with your neighbors and social networks!
Click Here to Complete the

About the survey: 

  • It should take 3-5 minutes to complete. 
  • Responses are anonymous.
  • Questions ask about perceptions and use of public space along the lakefront in the NDLSD corridor between Grand Avenue and Hollywood Avenue.
  • The survey results will inform corridor design as part of the ongoing NDLSD Phase I Study. Responses will help the project team better understand how upcoming changes to NDLSD can support new placemaking opportunities to better serve people and activities along the lakefront.
  • The survey will be open through April 22, 2022.
We appreciate your time and support and look forward to your input. 

The North DuSable Lake Shore Drive Project Team
Please stay up to date with the project with the social media links below and our website: www.northdusablelakeshoredrive.org

42nd Ward Street Closures and Construction Notices
ComEd Work: 710 N St Clair

Starting Monday, April 25, Meade Construction will be removing and replacing the ComEd Sidewalk Vault roof located outside of the buildings dock area.

They will break out the existing concrete roof and remove all of the debris. Once removed, Meade will install all necessary shoring, new rebar and pour a new structural roof and topping.

Throughout the project the sidewalk in front of 710 N Clair will be closed. Work is expected to take two weeks to complete (weather dependent).


Chicago Med

On Monday, April 25, Chicago Med will be filming in Millennium Park. During the filming, parking will be prohibited at the following locations:

  • North Side of Monroe St from Michigan Ave to Columbus Dr (3am-3pm)
  • North Side of Lower Lower Randolph St from Stetson Ave to Columbus Dr (3am-3pm)
  • East Side of Columbus Dr from Monroe St to Jackson Dr (3am-3pm)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Bobby Demakis (On-site Coordinator) at 224-588–2037.

Chicago Fire

211 N Stetson

On Monday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 27, Chicago Fire will be filming a scene at 211 N. Stetson. This is a car crash scene and a food truck will be set on fire. The fire department will be on-site to make sure the fire doesn't get out of control. 

During both days, there will be full street closures at the following locations:

  • Stetson from Randolph to South Water St (5am-9pm)
  • Lake St from Stetson to Michigan Ave (5am-9pm)

There will be intermittent closures on both days at the following location:

  • Beaubien Ct from Randolph to Lake St (5am-9pm)

Parking will be prohibited at the following locations on both days:

  • Both Sides Of Lake St From Michigan Ave To Stetson (3am-9pm)
  • Both Sides Of Stetson Ave From South Water St To Randolph St (3am-9pm)
  • East Side Of Columbus From Lake Service St To Randolph St (3am-9pm)
  • South Side Of Randolph St From Columbus To Field Blvd (3am-9pm)
  • West Side Of Lower Stetson From Lake St To 211 N Lower Stetson (3am-9pm)
  • East Side Of Garland Ct From Randolph To Washington (3am-5pm)
  • South Side Of Lower Lower Randolph From Lower Lower Stetson To Lower Lower Columbus (3am-8pm)
  • East Side Of Columbus From Jackson To Balbo (3am-8pm)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Proffitt (On-site Coordinator) 773-938-3358.

Congress Plaza

On Wednesday, April 27 Chicago Fire will be filming scenes for an upcoming episode at 484 E. Congress Plaza. The scene is a near miss car crash. Ambulance arrives on scene, but there is no fire or other special effects.

During the filming, parking at the following locations will be prohibited:

  • West Side Of Columbus Drive From Jackson To Ida B. Wells (3am-8pm)
  • Both Sides Of Congress Plaza Dr From North Michigan Ave To South Michigan Ave (3am-8pm)

There will be full closures of the following streets:

  • Congress Plaza Drive from Ida B Wells, north to Michigan Ave (5am-2pm)
  • Congress Plaza Drive from Ida B Wells, south to Michigan Ave (5am-2pm)

There will be intermittent closures of the following locations:

  • Ida B Wells from Columbus to Michigan (5am-2pm)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Luis Perez (location manager) 773-525-2326.

Lake Shore Drive Bridge Maintenance

CDOT will be performing bridge testing on the Lake Shore Drive Bridge during the following dates/times:

  • Monday, April 25 at 10pm to Tuesday, April 26 at 5am
  • Thursday, April 28 at 10pm to Friday, April 29 at 5am
  • Monday, May 2 at 10pm to Tuesday, May 3 at 5am

While testing is being performed, Upper Lake Shore Drive, from Illinois to Randolph will be closed. Additionally, Lower Lake Shore Drive, from Grand to Lower Wacker Drive will be closed.

The bridge testing will involve raising and lowering the bridge on numerous occasions to test and calibrate the new equipment. Flashing lights and bells will be active to test the new safety gates and warning bells - during bridge movements.

Southbound traffic will be redirected from Lake Shore Drive to westbound Grand Avenue, to southbound Columbus Drive, to eastbound Lower Wacker Drive and back to Lake Shore Drive. Northbound traffic will be redirected from Lake Shore Drive onto the Randolph ramp to westbound Lower Wacker Drive, to northbound Columbus Drive, to eastbound Illinois Street and back to Lake Shore Drive. 
Chicago March of Babies 

March of Dimes is hosting the Chicago March of Babies in Arvey Park on Sunday, April 24 from 8am-12pm. This is a walking event. Participants will walk from Arvey Field on Columbus, north to Jackson, east to the Lakefront, and back to Arvery.

Crane Lift: 7 West Monroe Street

On Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 from 8am-8pm there will be a crane lift at 7 West Monroe Street. Throughout the lift, Monroe, from State to Dearborn will be closed to vehicular traffic. The crane will remain on-site during the overnight hours.

There will be barricades, detour signs, and traffic control on-site throughout the lift.

Gas Main Replacement - Michigan, Chestnut to Cedar

Peoples Gas continues it's gas main replacement on the west side of Michigan Avenue, from Chestnut to Cedar. Work hours may vary throughout the project, but are currently anticipated to be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

All openings will be covered and secured during non-work hours. This portion of the gas main replacement is expected to last 3-6 weeks.

Gas Main Replacement - Michigan, Monroe to Lake

On Monday, February 7, Peoples Gas began a gas main replacement on the west side of Michigan Avenue, from Monroe to Lake. Work hours will be 9am-4pm.

This project is expected to be completed in July 2022 (weather dependent).

214 West Erie Street Renovations

On Monday, December 13, Crane Construction began renovations of 214 West Erie Street. During construction, the following will be closed:

  • Sidewalk/curb lane in front of 214 West Erie Street. The curb lane will be used as a pedestrian walkway. Crane Construction will place jersey barriers and ramps in the curb lane to protect pedestrians and provide wheelchair access. 
  • Close 100' of the north/south alley adjacent to 214 W Erie Street. This is a T alley and residents of 222 W Erie will still be able to access their parking garage from the alley entrance on Franklin and Huron.

This project is expected to be completed summer of 2022 (weather dependent).

LG Construction: 751 N. Hudson and 451 W Chicago 

LG Construction has recently broke ground at 751 N. Hudson Avenue and 451 W. Chicago Avenue, which are adjacent parcels. Work hours will be 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Throughout the project, the following will be closed:

  • Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane of the east side of Hudson, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
  • Sidewalk/curb lane/traffic lane on the west side of Sedgwick, from Chicago to the first alley south thereof
  • Sidewalk/curb lane on the south side of Chicago, from Hudson to Sedgwick

There will be a protected pedestrian walkway in the curb lane on the south side of Chicago Avenue, from Hudson Avenue to Sedgwick Street.

This project is expected to take 18 months to complete (weather dependent). 

354 North Union Construction

The Onni Group is constructing a 33 story residential building with 373 units. Work hours will be 8am-8pm, daily. 

Parking will be prohibited on North Union, from West Kinzie to the cul-de-sac west thereof throughout the project. All construction equipment and vehicles will be staged on the Onni Group’s property. This project will take approximately two years to complete. 

430 N. Michigan Lobby Renovation
Starting in mid-September, GNP Realty Partners will be renovating the lobby at 430 N. Michigan Avenue. Throughout the project, there will be a 40’ urban canopy on the sidewalk in front of the building. In order to place the canopy on the sidewalk, the planter bed and City Information Panel (CIP) at this location will be temporarily removed. Both the planter bed and CIP will be reinstalled upon completion of the project. 
The project is expected to be completed in May 2022. 

South Water Street Viaduct Replacement

In March 2021, the Chicago Department of Transportation began demolition of the South Water Street Viaduct, between Lower Beaubien Court and Stetson Street. Work hours are 8am-8pm, daily. 

As of May 10, vehicular and pedestrian access will be prohibited on the Upper and Lower levels of South Water Street, between Lower Beaubien Court and North Stetson Street. There will be barricades and detour signs in-place throughout the duration of the project. 

This project is expected to be completed in July 2022 (weather dependent). 

Overnight Parking Ban Downtown

Until further notice, overnight parking will be restricted on the following streets during the weekend:  

  • Both sides of Oak, between Michigan and Clark 
  • South side of Oak, between LaSalle and Wells 
  • Both sides of Chicago, between Michigan and Wells 
  • Both sides of Ohio, between Michigan and Wells 
  • Both sides of Hubbard, between Michigan and Wells 
  • North side of Illinois, between Dearborn and Clark 
  • Both sides of Illinois, between Wabash and Dearborn 
  • Both sides of Rush, between Grand and Ohio 
  • Both sides of Rush, between Erie and Oak 
  • Both sides of Wabash, between the Chicago River and Grand 
  • Both sides of State, between Kinzie and Oak 
  • Both sides of Erie, from Rush to Wells 
  • Both sides of Huron from Rush to Dearborn
  • Both sides of New Street, from Illinois to North Water
  • Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Monroe to Balbo 
  • North side of Wacker Drive, from Wabash to Michigan
  • North side of Wacker Drive, from Franklin to Columbus 
  • Both sides of Wacker Drive, from State to Wabash 
  • Both sides of Stetson, from Randolph to Wacker 
  • Both sides of Columbus Drive, from Randolph to Wacker 
  • Both sides of Beaubien Court, from Randolph to Lake 
  • Both sides of Randolph, from Harbor to Michigan 
  • Both sides of Ohio, from Michigan to Fairbanks
  • West side of Larrabee, from Erie to Huron

As always, please make sure to read all posted signage before parking your vehicle downtown.