Community Safety Update
Holiday Office Hours
Holiday Trash and Recycling Schedule
Dear Neighbors:

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season. Unfortunately, it is necessary to send out one more newsletter before the first of the year because of community safety issues alerted to us by the 19th District Chicago Police. These violent crimes are unacceptable, and I am asking that our police leadership team meet with our community after the New Year. Please watch this newsletter for an announcement of a date.

Carjacking, Robbery Police Alert

There have been five recent robberies in the area, two of which occurred in our Ward. In each case two to four offenders approached lone victims on the street and demanded property at gunpoint or by use of force. Upon taking the victims’ property the offenders fled on foot or to a vehicle parked nearby in which they fled. In two of the robberies, the offenders took the victims’ vehicles.
Incident times and locations:

  • 600 block of West Wrightwood Ave on 20 Dec 2020 at 7:30 PM.
  • 3800 block of North Fremont St on 21 Dec 2020 at 6:30 PM.
  • 900 block of West Oakdale Ave on 21 Dec 2020 at 7:10 PM.
  • 1700 block of West Wrightwood on 21 Dec 2020 at 8:18 PM.
  • 2500 block of West Seminary on 22 Dec 2020 at 7:05 PM.

Offender descriptions:

  • African American male, 15-26 years of age, 5’08” having a medium complexion.
  • African American male, 15-26 years of age, 6’02” having a medium complexion.
  • African American male, 15-26 years of age, 6’00” having a dark complexion.
  • African American male, 19-23 years of age.

Offender Vehicles:

  • JD465746: Dark colored vehicle.
  • JD465785: Dark colored vehicle.
  • JD466768: White colored vehicle.

Residential Burglary Alert

There have also been two recent burglaries. In each case the offender broke a window at ground level, entered the residence, and removed property. Incident times and locations:

  • 400 block of West Roslyn Pl on 22 Dec 2020 between 9:55PM and 10:25PM.
  • 800 block of West Lill St on 23 Dec 2020 at 3:40 PM.

Offender descriptions:
In one incident a witness described the offender as a Caucasian male between the ages of 25--35, 6’02”--6’04” and weighing approximately 200 lbs.

What you can do:

  • Be aware of these crimes and alert family and friends who live in the area.
  • Remain aware of your surroundings and free from distractions.
  • Pay special attention to suspicious individuals in the area and call 911..
  • Call 911 immediately if you are a victim or witness to a crime and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.
  • If you have any video at the time and address of any of the above incidents, please forward it to, and identify the date, time and address of the information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area 3 (312) 744-8263 JD464782, JD465696, JD465746, JD465785 & JD466768 Reference: P20-3-226
Virtual Town Hall
COVID-19 Small Business Relief
TODAY, Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The just-signed $900 billion pandemic relief bill comes at a much needed time and extends or adds new benefits for small businesses and people.

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, Commissioner Bridget Gainer, State Representative Sara Feigenholtz, and Small Business Administration Director Robert Steiner tomorrow at 1:30 PM an SBA Town Hall s on the new stimulus bill followed by a Q+A.
Register Below
If you'd like to ask a question in advance, please email Izzy Dobbel at The Washington Post posted a comprehensive overview of the bill.
Holiday Virtual Office Hours

Our 43rd Ward Virtual Service Office will be closed for New Years on December 31 and January 1st.

We will open with reduced hours (10am-3pm) on December 29 and 30 and will return to normal hours (9am-5pm) on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Holiday Trash and Recycling Schedule

Please note these important changes to the refuse and recycling schedule due to the Friday, December 25th (Christmas) and Friday, January 1st (New Year’s Day) holidays.   
There will be no refuse collection on Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st. All city-collected refuse will be serviced Monday thru Thursday. Residents should ensure all black refuse carts are accessible throughout the week of collection, not solely on their regular day of collection. 
Streets and Sanitation will collect recycling Monday through Thursday.  Residents should ensure all Blue Carts are accessible throughout the week of collection.  Remember: No Stringy Things in the Blue Carts.
Chicago 2021 Tree Recycling Program
Participate from Jan. 9th - 23rd, 2021

Chicago's 2021 Tree Recycling Program runs from January 9th through the 23rd at dozens of parks across the City. The closest location to the 43rd Ward is Lincoln Park on Cannon Drive opposite the Peggy Notebaert Narture Museum.

Trees can be dropped off anytime during normal business hours. Beginning January 12, you can also pick up free mulch on a first-come, first-served basis.

Only live/natural trees without flocking are accepted (no garland or wreaths). Because the trees are mulched, all tinsel, ornaments, lights, and stands must be removed. Plastic bags used for transport should also be removed before putting trees in the stalls. 

The planet thanks you.

For other great holiday recycling tips, click here.
Here's to a much better 2021. Together, we can get throught this. I hope you and your family, whether near or far, have a Happy New Year.

43rd Ward Virtual Office Hours: M - F 9 AM - 5 PM 
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