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Join Us for the Clark Street Community Workshop!
July 12th, 2022

Dear Neighbor,

Mark your calendars for the upcoming workshop: Provide your feedback to the City of Chicago and its study partners during the community workshop at the Chase Park Fieldhouse at 4701 North Ashland Avenue on Tuesday, July 19th from 6 to 8pm. Not able to make the workshop? No worries! Stay tuned for other ways to share your thoughts. Check out the website here.

This is a great opportunity to provide community input and express your concerns and aspirations for Clark street. Your feedback is critical for transforming the built-environment as it guides the proposals and designs that the study will produce! Find a recording the first meeting here. Keep an eye out for the second community survey which will be made available in mid-July!

I hope you will join us and continue to share your feedback and ideas on long-term planning for the corridor, including public space activation, bike infrastructure, and streetscapes. 

Best,


The 46th ward office will be temporarily closed on Wednesday, July 13th from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM. The office will re-open at 12:45 PM.
MEET WITH ALD. JAMES CAPPLEMAN
SPEAK WITH ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN EVERY TUESDAY 
Virtual office hours are every Tuesday from 3PM - 5PM via Zoom or phone. Sign up by the end of day Monday at 5:00pm by emailing the office at Ward46@cityofchicago.org. If this time period does not work for you, contact the Ward Office to schedule another time.

SCHEDULE A ZOOM MEETING WITH YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP
Ald. Cappleman or a staff member is also available to meet with your local neighborhood or business organization to provide updates about what's happening locally or city-wide. East Lake View Neighbors, Triangle Neighbors, Buena Park Neighbors, Sheridan Park Neighbors Association, Beacon Block Club, and Uptown United all do this on a regular basis. Schedule a time by either email at Ward46@cityofchicago.org or call 773-878-4646.
UPCOMING EVENTS
AIDS GARDEN CHICAGO
Wednesday, July 13th at 11:00 AMMeet at AIDS Garden Chicago, parking available at Chicago Yacht Club at Belmont Harbor. AGC is hosting a garden social for any community gardeners that want to get involved in the AGC Stewards Program. Call 773-505-9593 for more information, or email info@chicagoparksfoundation.org.



SUNNYSIDE MALL 
Wednesday, July 13th at 6:00 PM. Wine, Watering, & Weeding Wednesdays! Join your neighbors to help tend to the gardens in the mall and enjoy your favorite beverages (BYOB). The weather looks to be perfect for enjoying some music with the neighborhood and getting our hands in the dirt. No gardening experience required! Please spread the word and we hope to you see you all! More information can be found here. 

UPTOWN LIBRARY BRANCH
Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 PM at Uptown Branch, 929 W. Buena. Home Safety 101, call 312-744-8400 to register.



FUNERAL FOR TEODORO QUINTANA AT ST. MARY OF THE LAKE CHURCH
On Saturday, July 16th join Saint Mary of the Lake Church at 4220 N Sheridan Road to remember Teodoro Quintana. A wake will be held at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am. 


2023 BUDGET TOWN HALLS

Saturday, July 30th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson, is hosting a Budget Engagement Forum. More information can be found
here.

DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
DEVELOPMENT NEWS
AFFORDABLE RENTAL UNITS IN NEW DEVELOPMENTS
If you have questions on any of these projects or other work taking place in the 46th Ward please reach out to our office at 
ward46@cityofchicago.org or 773-878-4646. When asking about developments or construction work, it is helpful to have the address of where the proposal or work is taking place.

835 W. WILSON

4701 N. CLARK

Developer Platinum Homes is requesting a zoning change from B3-2 to B2-3 in order to construct a five-story residential building. The proposal would have 38 dwelling units (29 two-bedroom, 2 bath units and 9 two-bedroom, 1 bath units with parking for 21 vehicles and 62 bicycles. The Department of Planning and Development has not yet provided final approval for the design, and more feedback is needed from Clark Street Block Club and Uptown United before going forward. Because the proposal is under $10M, it will not go before the full 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee. This development proposal is along Clark Street, which is currently undergoing a retail corridor study led by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, which is why this department's input is also crucial. Click here for more information.

4642 N. MAGNOLIA - COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULED
Developer Finan Development, Corp is requesting a zoning change from R-3 to R-4 in order to build a 6-unit residential building on a double lot. Ald. Cappleman will be meeting with Magnolia-Malden Neighbors Block Club and the developer this Thursday, July, 14 at 7pm. After the block club provides their feedback, Ald. Cappleman will make his decision about this project. 

4555 N. DOVER 
In response to a requirement for a 50' setback on Dover, the developer will increase the density of his proposal in order to meet the demands of his lender for a loan. Once a plan has been submitted, Ald. Cappleman will host a meeting with Dover Street Neighbors and the developer to discuss this proposal. After community input has been obtained, Ald. Cappleman will provide his decision on whether or not to approve an upzone.

CTA & RED PURPLE LINE MODERNIZATION (RPM) UPDATES
If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the RPM project please contact RPM@transitchicago.com or call 331-303-2499. 

EXTENDED ALLEY CLOSURE
Starting Tuesday, July 5th to Saturday, July 30th. Alley work under the CTA tracks, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
JOB LISTINGS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Find up-to-date job listings here, and find more information about employment & volunteer resources here. 

ARGYLE NIGHT MARKET VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY  
Back for its 8th year, the Argyle Night Market will run every Thursday between July 7th and August 25th from 5:00 pm -9:00 pm.  This market features local vendors, delicious treats, and multi-cultural entertainment right in the heart of Uptown’s Asian Marketplace – Argyle Street (between Kenmore & Sheridan)! Part market, part street festival, this vibrant event is located on the city’s first shared street in Chicago. Two shifts per night are available for all volunteer duties (5:00 pm -7:00 pm and 7:00 pm -9:00 pm). Click here to sign up.

ARGYLE NIGHT MARKET VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Uptown United Booth - volunteers will pass out info about the neighborhood and assist with t-shirt sales
Beer Garden - volunteers will be partnered up with a staff member who is BASSET certified to serve alcohol.  
Greeters - volunteers will stand near the entrances to the market greeting guests and counting attendees 

BEING A WISE CONSUMER
Wednesday, July 27th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM or 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
This is a virtual event hosted by Chicago Methodist Senior Services. Register for the 12:00 PM here. Register for the 5:00 PM here.

EVICTION RECORD SEALING
Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing
is helping folks erase evictions from their record. Be sure to reach out before July 14th, 2022. Scan the QR code or find more information here.


IL ABLE PROGRAM
This program offers savings and investment accounts that can give eligible people with disabilities and their families greater financial independence. Importantly, IL ABLE makes it possible for eligible people with disabilities and their families to save and invest their money for expenses related to living with a disability without jeopardizing public benefits such as SSI, SSDI and Medicaid. You can find more information on the program here.


MEDICAID EXPANSION
If you qualify call South-East Asia Center for more information at 773-989-6927.

HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

North Eastwood Shores Apartments is opening a lottery for their waiting list. Please call 773-275-6877 for more information. They request that applicants complete the pre-application which can be picked up at their office at 850 W. Eastwood. Please fill out and return by July 15th. 
BICYCLE SAFETY UPDATES
CLARK STREET COMPLETE STREET IMPROVEMENTS
Our office hosted a virtual meeting to present the plans for protected bike lanes and in-lane bus boarding along Clark street from Irving Park and Montrose. You can find a recording of the presentation along with the improvement plan here. If you have questions or comments about this plan that you would like to share with the Chicago Department of Transportation, please email cdotbikes@cityofchicago.org


CDOT SAFE AMBASSADORS PROGRAM
The Chicago Department of Transportation and Chicago Park District have partnered up each summer to create a program to educate the public, young and old, about bicycle safety and awareness. This is a 6-week summer job opportunity starting July 5th, right after Independence day. Also, there is a paid orientation in the last week of June, but the date is not confirmed. Contact angel@chicagocompletestreets.org to learn more. The application can be found here.
PUBLIC SAFETY 

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS

COOLING CENTERS & BEATING THE HEAT
During times of extreme heat the City of Chicago offers various ways to help residents check in on their neighbors and beat the heat as a community. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER
Cooling areas at Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services six community service centers are activated when the City’s emergency response plan is in place or as conditions warrant. When online, cooling centers operate from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays. 
The nearest Community Service Center located in the 46th Ward is the Northside Community Service Center located at 845 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 which can be reached at 312-744-2580. 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE 46TH WARD
Utilizing Chicago Public Library facilities is another way to beat the heat during extreme temperatures. 46th Ward residents are welcome to utilize the Bezazian Library branch at 1226 W. Ainslie Street which can be reached via phone at 312-744-0019. More information on their hours of operation can be found on their website here. 
Uptown Library branch at  929 W Buena Ave which can be reached via phone at 312- 744-8400. More information can be found here.

SENIOR CENTERS
Senior residents of the 46th Ward who are looking to beat the heat are encouraged to visit any of the Department of Family and Support Services Senior Center locations. 
Northeast (Levy) Senior Center
2019 W. Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
312.744.0784(voice)
Edgewater Satellite Senior Center
5917 N. Broadway 60660
312.742.5323
Monday through Friday
8:30 – 4:30


WELL-BEING CHECKS
City resources and plans are more impactful with the support of every Chicagoan. We all should make a special effort to check on friends and neighbors during heat waves, especially older adults, young children, and residents with special needs. If you are unable to make contact, you can request a well-being check by downloading the CHI311 app, visiting 311.chicago.gov, or calling 3-1-1.

SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION
Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. A heatstroke is more serious and occurs when the body starts to lose its ability to regulate itself. The telltale signs of a heatstroke are:

  • An extremely high body temperature, such as 103 degrees or above
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • A throbbing headache and a pulse that is rapid and strong
  • Skin that is red, hot and dry

Some populations are at a higher risk in cases of extreme heat and should take extra precautions to protect themselves from heat, monitor their wellbeing, and access city cooling services. This includes people who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Live alone
  • Work outside
  • Are elderly
  • Have young children

If you see someone suffering from heatstroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and then try to move the person into a cool place and cool the person with water. Water fountains are available at Chicago Public Library locations.

OEMC LAKEFRONT/BEACH SAFETY
City of Chicago beaches are now open! The Chicago Park District urges patrons to enjoy the beaches safely and responsibly and look for “No Swimming Allowed” signage that indicates that swimming is not sanctioned in that area. Visitors should consult the district’s website or social media platforms to ensure water conditions are safe for swimming before heading out to the beach and only enter the water when a lifeguard is on duty. Swim hours are 11am to 7pm, daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day: 

  • Wear a Life Jacket!  Not only having a life jacket but wearing it properly is the first defense against drownings. Life jackets come in numerous sizes and types designed for different activities. The life jacket you wear to the pool may not be suitable for kayaking on a river. Always check the manufacturer tag for any weight maximums and usage designation as well as the United States Coast Guard Life Jacket requirements. 
  • Boaters should be mindful of break wall locations at all times; When water levels rise high enough to cover the walls, boaters may be at risk of serious injury and vessel damage.  
  • Boating Under the Influence is just as deadly as drinking and driving!  It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs in every state. The Coast Guard also enforces a federal law that prohibits BUI. This law pertains to ALL boats including canoes and rowboats. 
  • Learn to Swim-learning to swim can be fun and easy, no matter your age. Check out local swim programs at schools, community centers, and the Park District. Go to the Chicago Park District website for further details on Swimming Lessons offered in your area.  
  • Never Swim Alone or at night! - Swimming alone or in the dark is extremely dangerous and can end in tragedy. Even when at personal pools and spas, swimming without a buddy is never safe and should not be done.  
  • Swim Near Lifeguards-Swimming at a Lifeguard protected pool or beach is essential to safety. Lifeguards are trained in numerous rescue skills, CPR, AED usage, and much more. Listen to their rules and instructions as they are there for your safety and enjoyment. Never rely on lifeguards as “babysitters” for children in the water, if your child is in the water, you should be too.  
  • Take a CPR class! - Learning CPR is easy and an essential skill for the bystander who may witness an aquatic emergency. Take a CPR class this summer at your local Fire Station, Hospital, or other agency and increase your readiness to help a loved one or someone else in need. Visit the American Heart Association or American Red Cross websites for details on how and where to sign up for a class near you!  
  • Report suspicious activity-Protecting our beaches and pools is a public effort and reporting any unwanted or suspicious activity to first responders immediately can help save lives. If you ever see something unusual or are ever unsure, please call 9-1-1 right away.  
  • Wear sunscreen, drink plenty of fluids, and have fun! Be Safe Chicago!   
  • Rip Currents: Learn how to escape a rip current:  Relax, swim parallel to shore, don’t swim against current; If you can’t escape, float or tread water.
  • Lakefront Paths: Heed the warnings and obey signage or officials on path closures; Do NOT navigate around barricades or closures – they are there for your safety to avoid risks of falls or being swept into the water, requiring rescue. During thunderstorms, being near bodies of water such as the lakefront paths or Riverwalk can pose threats of flooding and being swept into currents, especially with high lake levels. Heed any warnings to avoid the lakefront and Riverwalk when these are issued.     
HOME & BUSINESS PROTECTION PROGRAM
If you live in or operate a business in Chicago you can now apply to receive reimbursement for your security cameras and other security devices.  Since the offer is "first-come, first serve," we encourage people who want to buy cameras to do so now. Learn more here.

The rebate includes: 

  • Up to $225 per camera for a maximum of 2 cameras
  • Up to $150 per one year of subscription costs for cloud-based video storage systems 
  • Up to $100 per light for a maximum of 2 lights
  • Up to $50 per vehicle GPS tracking device for a maximum of 2 devices
  • Up to $120 per one year of subscription costs for GPS tracking applications 

To get reimbursed, you must provide:
Proof of address
Proof of purchase
Photo of installed device


PUBLIC SAFETY TIPS & INFORMATION 
For more public safety tips, including how to make a 911 call, please visit the public safety page on our website


BIKE SAFETY & COOK COUNTY BIKE PLAN
If you see a parked car in the bike lane please call 911 to report this traffic violation, this is essential in boosting cyclist safety in 46th Ward. Click here to view the Cook County Bike Plan where you will find various resources and a survey.

UPDATES ON THE LATEST COMMUNITY ALERTS
Click here for more up-to-date information on the latest community alerts. If you have any questions about past crimes, please contact the 19th District CAPS Office at 312-744-0064 or the 20th District CAPS Office at 312-742-8770.

THE CITY'S PLAN TO ADDRESS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY
The Chicago Police Department's website provides detailed information about current crime statistics as well as an outline of their plan to address violence. Click here to view that information.


19th DISTRICT (south of Lawrence)
P: 312-744-0064
E: CAPS019District@chicagopolice.org
See the Beat Meeting listing below for the Zoom meeting I.D. number and passcode.


20th DISTRICT (north of Lawrence)
P: 312-744-8714
E: CAPS020District@chicagopolice.org
Click here to join a 20th District CAPS meeting.

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