46TH WARD OFFICE CLOSED OVER THE HOLIDAYS
Starting Friday, Dec. 25 until Monday, Jan 4, the Ward Office will be closed for the holidays. Ald. Cappleman and the entire 46th Ward staff wish everyone a wonderful 2016!
HOLIDAY CHANGES TO CITY GARBAGE AND RECYCLING
Please note these important changes to the refuse and recycling schedule for the 46th Ward due to the Friday, December 25 (Christmas) and Friday, January 1 (New Year's Day) holidays.
All city-collected refuse and recycling will be serviced Monday through Thursday.
Residents should ensure all black refuse carts and blue recycling carts are accessible throughout the week of collection, not solely on their regular day of collection.
OPEN OFFICE HOURS THIS MONDAY EVENING
Residents with any questions, concerns, or ideas that they would like to share with Ald. Cappleman are encouraged to drop by during Open Office Hours this Monday evening from 5pm - 7pm. No appointment is necessary.
EASY WAY TO GET PARKING PASSES
The City Clerk's Office has made purchasing guest passes for residential zoned parking areas even easier. Their website has been redesigned so that anyone with a smart phone can follow a few simple steps to purchase their parking permits. Afterwards, they are mailed to your address within ten days, but often times sooner. Click
to order yours now.
JOINT SUBJECT MATTER HEARING REGARDING LAQUAN MCDONALD This week, City Council members heard testimony from police and other government officials on the details of the shooting and investigation of this murder. Twelve months ago, Preventing and Disciplining Police Misconduct - An Independent Review and Recommendations Concerning Chicago's Police Disciplinary System was released. Ald. Cappleman's questions at this hearing were focused on progress made on these recommendations to address police misconduct thus far.
SHARED SIDEWALK PROGRAM
The Chicago Dept of Transportation (CDOT) administers the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program each year. Last year, there were over 1,900 requests were received within the first 12 hours. You can apply for this program no sooner than January 12, 2016. Click here to learn more about this program or call John Sadler at 312-744-0488.
CONDO REFUSE REBATE
All condo refuse rebates are due by Friday, January 8, 2016 to Alderman Cappleman's office. Only residents who have previously received these rebates are eligible. Click here to find all the needed information and forms to complete. Please turn in all of your documentation to the 46th Ward Office by Friday, January 8 at 5pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SNOW REMOVAL ON CITY SIDEWALKS
The City requires all building owners to remove snow from their sidewalks to promote the safe travel for everyone, and most especially for people utilizing wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. The City also encourages able-bodied individuals to help out residents who face difficulties with shoveling their sidewalk. Click here to learn more.
NEW RULE FOR CITY'S RECYCLING PROGRAM
Beginning Jan. 1, all recyclables that Chicago Streets and Sanitation picks up must be placed in the blue cart loose without a bag. Recyclables contained in bags of any kind will no longer be accepted. This change will help reduce the cost of recycling. Click here for more information.
BELLE PLAINE DEVELOPMENT NEWS
Last week, Buena Park Neighbors revisited an up-zoning request for a proposed development at 931-33 W. Belle Plaine. The block club voted 41 to 30 to approve the up-zoning for this address. Click here for more information about this development and other developments in the ward.
CTA L CHANGES THIS WEEKEND
Due to repair of the Red Line tracks, beginning 10pm Friday, Dec. 18 through 4am Monday, Dec. 21, northbound trains will run express from the Sheridan L to the Howard L. The stations will remain open at this time. Customers who want to travel northbound (to Howard) from the affected stations need first to travel south to Sheridan and transfer to a northbound (to Howard) train.
YOUNG FILMMAKERS CONTEST
Students grades 3 through college can win a world premier screening, cash prizes, and mathcing grants. Submissions are due January 17, 2016. For more details, visit OneEarthFilmFest.org.
STEEP DISCOUNTS FOR A DIVVY BIKE MEMBERSHIPS
The Chicago Dept. of Transportation offers the Divvy for Everyone program to address financial barriers and increase access to Divvy. Click here for more information.
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