July 31 , 2015
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Chicago's greatest natural resource is Lake Michigan, and plastic bags are one of the major sources of pollution. To protect our water and our environment, I was a co-sponsor of an ordinance to ban the use of plastic shopping bags in Chicago. As of Aug. 1, retail stores with more than 10,000 square feet will no longer be allowed to offer plastic bags. In August 2016, smaller chain stores and franchises will be banned from using plastic shopping bags while small independent or non-franchise stores and restaurants will not be affected by this legislation. 


In the past, I've expressed concerns about the lack of incentives to encourage Chicago residents to become more environmentally friendly. I would like to see incentives for composting, recycling, and alternative energy uses that shrink our reliance on oil. Although I have been working with environmental groups throughout the city and state, I would love to hear from you! Do you have ideas or examples from other cities and states that would make Chicago more environmentally friendly? As we approach budget season, I would like to incorporate some of these ideas along with reducing waste and inefficiencies in our city.

It's important that we act on this now, both for our sake and for the sake of future generations. 

  Best,
 


NEWS
OPEN OFFICE HOURS EVERY MONDAY

Ald Cappleman is available next Monday evening from 5pm - 7pm for Open Office hours. Come in with any questions or ideas to help make the 46th Ward better for everyone. 

 

WILSON L CONSTRUCTION JOB OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in exploring job opportunities with the construction of the Wilson L Stop, click here. 

 

SHARE-A-HAIRCUT

Hair Cuttery is once again conducting its Share-A-Haircut program to provide haircuts to disadvantaged children in our community. From Aug. 1 - 15, every time someone 18 years or younger purchases a haircut at a Hair Cuttery salon, they will donate a free haircut certificate to a child in need. Over the past 16 years, they have donated more than 925,000 haircuts to youth in our communities. Contact Diane Daly with any questions at ddaly@ratnerco.com.


EVENTS

SHERIDAN PARK YARD SALE
When: Saturday, Aug 1 from 9am - 4pm
Where: Sheridan Park
Sheridan Park is having its annual yard sale. It's a lot of fun and there's always some great deals.

19TH & 20TH DISTRICT NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
When: Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 4pm - 8pm
Where: 4800 block of N. Sheridan
Come meet your police officers while kids get the opportunity to play games. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, call the 19th District CAPS Office at 312-744-0064 or the 20th District CAPS Office at 312-742-8770.

CONDO ASSOCIATION FINANCE CLASS
When: Thursday, Aug 6 from 6:30pm - 8pm
Where: The Shift, 4101 N. Broadway
Learn about annual reporting, budgeting & tracking, and tax regulations & filings.. For more information click here.

DRIVER'S LICENSE/STATE ID CARD RENEWAL
When: Friday, Aug. 7 from 10am - 1:30pm
Where: 5120 N. Broadway
Secretary of State Jesse White will be offering vision screening for driver's license renewal, driver's license/State ID card, vehicle Sticker Sales (license plate), and organ/issue donor information. For information about acceptable forms of identification, please call 217-782-7044 or visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com.

SHAKIN' IT IN THE PARKS
When: Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2pm
Where: Clarendon Park
Join Chicago Symphonic Winds for an afternoon of family fun for people of all ages. Sing, dance, and shake to the classic wind band favorites by Gershwin, Bernstein, and Sousa, and others. This concert includes an interactive percussion activity and a take-home instrument of your own.

PUBLIC SAFETY MEETINGS
The 46th Ward Office is teaming up with the Police to have a series of public safety meetings to address chronic crime. Your participation will help make our community safer for everyone. Click here to find the schedule of the public safety meeting in your area. If you would like to go online to report a chronic issue, click here to learn how.

VISIT
BOW WOW BARKERY (Dog Beach at Montrose Harbor)

Humans are not the only ones who should have healthy & tasty treats; dogs need them, too. Next Saturday when you walk your dog to the Dog Beach at Montrose Harbor, be sure to stop by and get a healthy treat. For more information, click here.


    Paid for by Citizens for Cappleman. A copy of their report is on file with the IL Board of Elections.