The City's Dept. of Planning and Development is sponsoring a public meeting to discuss the North Broadway Plan, which will look at improving transportation and economic development along the Broadway corridor from Devon Avenue to Montrose. The goal is to create a plan that will encourage sustainable development and improve transportation mobility for drivers, bicyclists, transit users, and pedestrians. For more information, click here.


We're seeing a wonderful surge of strong economic development in our Ward, so your input is needed to make sure we move forward in a way that benefits the entire community. Hope to see you there!


When: Thursday, March 6 from 6:30pm - 8pm
Where: Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway


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   Ald. James Cappleman

Open Office Hours  
Ald. Cappleman has open office hours every Wednesday (5pm - 7pm) and Saturday (9am - Noon). This is the time to meet with your alderman to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Office Closed this Monday 
To commemorate Casimir Pulaski Day, the 46th Ward Office and City Hall will be closed on Monday, March 3. Regular office hours will presume on Tuesday. For more information about Casimir Pulaski, click here

Outcome of Zoning & Development Committee
The Zoning & Development Committee met Monday, Feb. 24 to discuss two projects. This committee is made up of over 30 diverse organizations that are spread throughout the ward. Each organization selects its own representative to vote on proposals. To view the minutes, click here.  
Major Drug Bust at Wilson/Broadway 
Undercover police recently made 8 arrests and there are warrants out for an additional 4 more individuals for selling controlled substances. More information will be discussed at the next CAPS Beat 1913 meeting at Truman College on Tuesday, March 4 at 7pm. A special thanks to the police for their great work.

If you would like to serve as a court advocate and send a message to the judge that drug dealing and violence are not tolerated in the 46th Ward, contact the 19th Police District CAPS Office at 312-744-0064, and they will have the Court Advocacy Chair, Richard Thale, follow up with you. A 46th Ward staff member will also be in attendance.

Lincoln Park Conservatory Needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed at the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool. Training begins March 29, and afterwards, the volunteers will be able to give free tours to visitors at these two extraordinary sites. For more information, click here.

Addressing Crime
CAPS can address any concerns of chronic crime in your neighborhood. A 46th Ward representative attends every CAPS meeting to assist with any needed follow-up. For information about times and locations of a CAPS meeting closest to you, click here.

Recycling, Paper Shredding, and a Composting Workshop
When: Saturday, April 5 from 9am - Noon
Where: 46th Ward Office; 4544 N. Broadway
Done twice a year, here's your chance to clean your home of outdated electronic equipment and documents that need shredding. Feel free to watch your paper getting shredded to ensure your protected information is disposed of properly.
Also, Richard Thale, a master gardener, will be on hand to answer people's questions about composting. Around 20% of all landfill could be composted. Not only is composting good for the environment, but it produces great gardening soil as well.
State I.D. 
When: Thursday, March 20 from 10am - 2pm
Where: 46th Ward Office; 4544 N. Broadway
The Secretary of State will send representatives to the Ward Office to help residents obtain a State I.D. Click here to learn about what information is required to bring with you to get your I.D.
Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble Fundraiser
When: Saturday, March 8: 6:30pm - Reception, 7:30pm - concert
Where: Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted
All are invited to attend Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble's annual fundraiser, which will be a champagne showcase: A Toast to Jazz Royalty. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, click here.

Everybody's Coffee Shop (935 W. Wilson) 

Everybody's Coffee is a fully-equipped coffee house with baristas who have trained under the Barista Championship finalist, Chris Deferio. They feature an extensive coffee menu, selling direct and fair trade coffee. In addition, chai, tea, juices, smoothies, and fresh baked good are available.  


Besides being a great place for some coffee and delicious food, they have also done a great job of embracing the building's architectural past while also using a lot of eco-friendly materials. A write up about it from the Chicago Architecture Blog can be found by clicking here. Janet Cameron is the featured artist and you can view her wonderful pieces on display throughout the space.
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4544 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640

Mon, Tues, Thur
9am - 5pm
9am - 7pm
Fri, Sat
9am - Noon

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This plan is used as a guide to make all major 46th Ward decisions about zoning.
Click here to review the plan.