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2022 BUDGET SEASON
August 4th, 2022

Dear Neighbor,

It is now that time that we begin working together to create a City Budget for the next fiscal year of 2023. Last Saturday at Truman College, I gave a brief overview to describe how City Council members work together to create Chicago's budget. This is a critical part of what we do as your elected leaders and it takes a lot of time and most of all, a lot of negotiations to make it happen. Click here to view the 2023 Budget Engagement Forum we hosted at Truman.

The goal of the 2023 Budget is to empower communities with the resources they need and invest in equity across the city, while also having balanced city funds to pay for the economic struggles brought on by the pandemic. Our city received $1.89 billion from President Biden's American Rescue Plan (ARP). This will increase our ability to meet the needs caused by the pandemic without increasing more burdens on the Chicago taxpayer. You can click here to see the current proposed budget introduced by Mayor Lightfoot.

One of my areas of focus is one that's shared by many of you: addressing homelessness. What we know today is that the City of Chicago saves money when we provide rapid rehousing for people who are living on the streets due to increased costs related to their intensive health care needs. I am pleased that we're on the right track with budgeting $82M of ARP funds for purchasing motels to convert into shelters, remodeling many of our existing shelters to allow for private rooms, and creating a program to stabilize our high utilizers of resources (due to multiple hospitalizations and multiple arrests).

I believe we need to go one step further and make sure we follow evidence-based, best practices to help those living in encampments by following through a plan laid out by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. This includes budgeting for storage lockers to secure the possessions of people living on the streets so that they can more easily make their appointments that will lead them to permanent housing. Another is having more drop-in centers around the City that will not only help provide food, clothing, and medical attention, but onsite case management personnel who can build trust and cut through the red tape to get people housed more quickly.

We also want to hear from you! Click here to take a survey to let us know your priorities, and don't forget to let me know directly! I am so proud of all the work we have done together over the past decade in improving our Ward and the City of Chicago, and I look forward to working with you on this important City budget.


      Best, 

 
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 5:00 PM 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.
WARD OFFICE CLOSING THURSDAY, AUGUST 11TH AT 1PM
OFFICE STAFF COHOSTING UPTOWN BLOCK PARTY AT UPLIFT COMMUNITY HS
We hope to see you at the Uptown Block Party to celebrate our community's students! Learn more about the event below. The office will close for the day at 1pm and will reopen with normal hours on Friday, August 12th at 9am. 
JOIN US FOR THE UPTOWN BLOCK PARTY 
ALL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WELCOME! SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVEAWAYS AND MORE!
Come join us at Uplift High School on Thursday, August 11th for our Uptown Block Party. There will be food vendors, community resource groups, games, and school supplies giveaways. It will be at Uplift Community High School at 900 W. Wilson, on August 11th from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like to donate school supplies or if you have any questions, call our office at 773-878-4646.


Please note that the 46th Ward Office will be closed on August 11th starting at 1pm. If you have questions for the 46th Ward Team please join us at the Block Party and find us at our resource table! 


COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS FOR UPTOWN BLOCK PARTY
In order to provide as many school supplies as possible for students at the Uptown Block Party on August 11th, we are collecting school supplies at the ward office and at local businesses who are generously providing additional drop off locations. All school supplies for students of all ages (including backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils) are appreciated! Supplies can be dropped at several locations: 
  • First Sip Cafe | 1057 W Argyle St
  • Crema Cafe | 1401 W Wilson Ave
  • 46th Ward Office | 4544 N Broadway

LEGAL PROTECTION FUND
The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) is the newest partner of the Legal Protection Fund (LPF) Community Navigator Program and the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC). HAMOC will be holding various programs around the city on topics like Know Your Rights and Unauthorized Practice of Law. Additionally, HAMOC can refer people in need of legal support to NIJC for a FREE consultation for the following services:
  • Removal (deportation) proceedings
  • Family-based immigration
  • DACA renewals
  • Protection based immigration (U visa, T visa, VAWA, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Asylum)
  • Naturalization/Citizenship
  • Renewal of green cards
  • Temporary Protected Status

Contact HAMOC at 773-213-1869 or info@hamoc.org for more details.

988 HOTLINE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS SUPPORT
Call 988 for life-saving support and resources for people experiencing a mental health crisis.

CDPH UPDATE: MONKEYPOX & HEALTH CENTER SUPPORT
NEW INFORMATION ON MVP
Click here to see the latest updates from the CDPH on MPV. 
For further questions and concerns, contact the CDPH by calling 312-746-4835 or going online to Chicago.gov/mpv. Click here to see their most recent webinar about the virus.


UPCOMING EVENTS
SHRED-A-THON
Saturday, August 20th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM or until the truck is full. Clarendon Park Fieldhouse, 4501 N Clarendon.


MARKET DAYS RETURNS THIS WEEKEND

The 40th Northalsted Market Days is a weekend long live music street festival celebrating the community in Chicago's landmark Northalsted/Lakeview district. The 1/2 mile long summer festival features all-day lineups of live music on 5 stages, 200+ unique vendors, arts, crafts, food & drink, DJs/dancing, and more! Click here for more information.

BOBBY DIXON'S BASKETBALL SKILLS CAMP - CALL FOR BOOK DONATIONS
August 8th through August 12th at Uplift Community High School
Uplift Community High School is hosting a basketball camp for kids aged 10 to 18. Registration will be at Uplift at 900 W Wilson on August 8th from 12pm to 3pm.
The camp is seeking donations of copies of the book "Warrior" by Bobby Nixon so that each camp member can receive a book at the end of the camp. Contact Mr. Wallace at rwallace4@cps.edu for more information.



UPTOWN LIBRARY BRANCH
Visit here for more information.

SUNNYSIDE SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Saturday, August 20th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Drop off materials at 4611 N. Sheridan.
DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

RAWNRGY RIBBON CUTTING

Mayor Lightfoot and Ald. Cappleman were proud to be a part of the ribbon cutting for a local juice business, RAWNRGY, at 1254 W Wilson. Click here to learn more and see how you can support them.

CLARK STREET CROSSROADS
The goal of the Clark Street Crossroads process is to develop a unified vision that will guide future investment and public realm improvements along this corridor. If you were not able to attend the latest public meeting meeting, share your thoughts and priorities by completing the survey here.

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 GROUNDBREAKING

This new 100% affordable senior building will be named the Stephen Somuah Center in honor of the former president of Lake View Towers who recently passed away. Stephen Somuah was known far and wide for his strong commitment to the Uptown community and his dream of creating more quality affordable housing. His family gathered together for this event that was very moving and it made a wonderful tribute to his legacy that will always be with us.

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
Developer Finan Development, Corp is requesting a zoning change from RS-3 to RT-4 in order to build a 6-unit residential building on a double lot. On July 14, Ald. Cappleman met with Magnolia-Malden Neighbors Block Club and the developer.  Ald. Cappleman is now waiting for a letter from the local block club leadership before he makes his final 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.

WE WILL CHICAGO
Review and learn more about Chicago's first citywide planning initiative since 1966 here.  Provide feedback through the survey here.


MENU FUND & INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATE 
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 strike against Lehigh Hanson, Vulcan Materials, and Lafarge Holcim has ended. CDOT is now working on a new schedule for the remainder of the construction season and we will provide scheduling updates as we receive them. 

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. 

RPM CONSTRUCTION NOTICES
Work continuing Thursday, July 28th through Wednesday, August 31st. Click here to visit the RPM website for construction updates.

AUGUST SCHEDULE
JOB LISTINGS & COMMUNITY RESOURCES
Find up-to-date job listings here, and find more information about employment & volunteer resources here

FIRST DAY FREE RIDES 2022
The CTA will be providing free bus and train rides to school for all K-12 students with an accompanying adult on Monday, August 22nd. This yearly tradition has given over 1.1 million free rides since its inception in 2011. Click here for more student resources at the CTA.



CAREGIVER SERVICES IN OUR WARD
Caregivers can click here or call 312-744-4016 for information about caregiver support services.


HEIWA TERRACE SENIOR APARTMENT AVAILABILITY
Heiwa Terrace is accepting calls to be added to their apartment waiting list. Call 773-989-7333 ext. 31 or visit here for more information.

DFSS RAP EXTENSION 
The Chicago Department of Family Support Services shared an update on their Rental Assistance Program (RAP), a fund for all Chicagoans who are at risk of becoming homeless due to loss of income or other eligible emergency which prevents them from paying rent. The RAP deadline has now been extended and can be applied for on the DFSS website at  http://chicago.gov/fss/RAP  . Click here for FAQs on the eligibility for the RAP program. DFSS is processing applications on an ongoing basis and working to process applications to help connect people with their RAP services. You can also visit the DFSS North Area Community Center, 845 W Wilson Ave, open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, to file your application in person. 


CLEAR PATH RELIEF
The Clear Path Relief Pilot Program (CPR) is designed to help low-income motorists eliminate old debt by requiring payment of only the original fine amount on tickets issued within the last 3 years. Additionally, any new tickets will have 50% ​of the amount due waived if paid ​in a timely​ manner and will not incur any fees or penalties until after December 31, 2023. Motorists are eligible if they have a household income less than or equal to 300% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines or are currently enrolled in Utility Billing Relief. Additional details on the benefits, eligibility, and application for CPR can be found 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.

CARE FOR REAL
Care for Real is facing a 332% increase in first-time pantry visits. More neighbors are experiencing food insecurity for the first time. When one couple who have supported Care for Real for more than 20 years learned about the surge in need, they we were inspired to act. Together, we set a $33,200 goal to help us feed more neighbors this summer. The couple will match the first $15,000 to double the impact of gifts from neighbors like you this month. We need your support today. Double your impact and give now.
BICYCLE UPDATES
BIKE GIVEAWAY
Free bikes for eligible residents, find more information here. 
Online and paper applications will be accepted from July 18th - August 4th.                                                    

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

PUBLIC SAFETY 
HEAT SAFETY: COOLING CENTER OPTIONS 
COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTERS
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. 

Northside Community Service Center | 845 W. Wilson Ave | 312-744-2580

PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE 46TH WARD
Utilizing Chicago Public Library facilities is another way to beat the heat during extreme temperatures.

Bezazian Library | 1226 W. Ainslie Street | 312-744-0019
More information on their hours of operation can be found on their website here. 

Uptown Library | 929 W Buena Ave | 312- 744-8400
More information
on their hours of operation can be found on their website 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 which operate Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Northeast (Levy) Senior Center | 2019 W. Lawrence Avenue | 312-744-0784
Edgewater Satellite Senior Center | 5917 N. Broadway | 312-742-5323


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.

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS
In response to an increase in catalytic converter thefts, the CPD has released community information to spread awareness. You can click here to contact your local Police District.

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 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Click here to learn about safety tips to enjoy the Lakefront safely.

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.


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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