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I want to thank everyone who came to vote on which 46th Ward projects to finance using $1 million in menu funds. We joined with 3 other wards that used a community process to create a list of projects. Teams of volunteers then worked with the Chicago Dept. of Transportation and other departments to work out the details for each idea. Last Saturday was the official day to cast ballots for the projects.

The 6 projects are listed in order of their highest vote count. Click here to read a more thorough description of all the projects. The projects will get some more tweaking from various City departments before the work begins on them in 2014. I want to thank the scores of volunteers who worked hard on these projects. The 46th Ward is fortunate to have such hard working volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to present such creative ideas that will improve our community.

Projects with the highest number of votes (in order)
  1. Walkable 46; Repair & Refresh
  2. SherMon Plaza
  3. Police Video Cameras in Sheridan Park
  4. Leland Greenway
  5. Bike Lanes
  6. Left Turn Signal at Sheridan/Irving Park


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Ald. James Cappleman
46th Ward News


Neighborhood Nights 

Neighborhood Nights in the Ward's parks and playlots returns on Wednesday evenings. These events will allow any resident to meet with Ald. Cappleman and discuss any issue or just come to chat. Call Chris Jessup with any questions: 773-878-4646 or email at

When: May 8 from 5pm - 7pm

Where:  Bronco Billy Playlot at 4437 N. Magnolia Avenue


Be A Good Dog Owner

Here are a few reminders if you have a dog:

Removal of Excrement

     No person shall appear with a pet upon the public ways or within public places or upon the property of another, absent that person's consent, without some means for the removal of excrement; nor shall any person fail to remove any excrement deposited by such pet. This section shall not apply to a blind person while walking his or her guide dog.

     Any person found to have been in violation of this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each offense.

Excessive Animal Noise 

     It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, controls, has possession of or is charged with the responsibility for caring for any dog or other animal to allow such animal to make excessive noise in a manner that unnecessarily disturbs the comfort, quiet, peace or repose of any other person in the vicinity, at any time of the day or night.  Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $250.00 for each offense.  Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.

     A citation for a violation of this section may be issued based on either: (1) personal observation of a violation by any city officer or employee charged with enforcement of this section; or (2) a complaint alleging a violation of this section, signed and sworn to by residents of three different addresses, and specifying the date and time of the violation.

     For purposes of this section, the term "excessive noise" means any continued, repeated or habitual barking, whining, crying, howling, whimpering, crowing, or loud noise common to an animal's species that exceeds ten consecutive minutes in duration or occurs intermittently for a significant portion of the day or night, that is louder than average conversational level at a distance of 100 feet or more.

     For purposes of this section, the term "any other person" means a reasonable person with ordinary sensibilities.

Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program
This is a program that offers City residents information and rebates of up to 50% on purchases of sustainable backyard improvements, including trees, native plants, compost bins, and rain barrels. For more information, click here.
Upcoming Events
You can also check out our community calendar by clicking here.  


CAPS (Community Policing)
The CAPS Beat meetings are the best forum to address chronic public safety issues. Community members, businesses and organizations are encouraged to attend or have a representative attend this meeting. Ald. Cappleman or a representative from the ward office will be available to answer further questions.

Not sure where or when your police beat meeting is? You can find your police beat and CAPS meeting information here.

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