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Join Us for the Clarendon Park Groundbreaking!
September 8th, 2022

Dear Neighbor,

Pleas join us for the Clarendon Park Community Center Groundbreaking on Tuesday, September 13th at 11:00 AM, 4501 N Clarendon Ave. Clarendon Community Center was listed as one of 2015’s most threatened historic buildings, due to the structure’s deteriorating condition.  This much-needed renovation of the 1916 building will refurbish the structure and improve amenities such as the gym, the lobby, and outdoor gathering spaces.

Click here to learn more about the project and view the Clarendon Park design plans. 

This project wouldn't be possible without all of the support, feedback, and involvement from the Clarendon Park Advisory Council and community. Thank you for all that you have done and for all of your feedback on the design and planning process. I'm looking forward to celebrating this next step will all of you on Tuesday! 

 


 
  Best,

MEET WITH ALD. JAMES CAPPLEMAN
SPEAK WITH ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN EVERY TUESDAY 
Virtual office hours are every Tuesday from 3:00PM - 5:00PM 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.
UPTOWN COASTAL NATURAL AREA PLANTING 
Work is beginning this week on the construction of a new Uptown Natural Area to restore elements of the historic 1930s landscape plan in the existing green space bordered by Marine, Lawrence, DuSable Lake Shore Drive, and Wilson. This ecological restoration project will replace existing turf lawn with native prairie and savanna plantings.

A community initiative to bring native plantings to Uptown began in 2016 and funding was secured in 2021. Click here to learn more about the project and timeline. The Chicago Park District press release on the upcoming work can be found here.


                       

While the upcoming native planting project is a big ecological preservation benefit for our community, we also recognize that some of our residents currently reside in tents within the natural area and are impacted by relocation prior to construction beginning. The Chicago Park District and Department of Family and Support Services are actively coordinating and working with social services to assist these individuals with housing, shelter and other supports. In addition to these services, residents are also being offered alternative solutions funded through our $100,000 microgrant program focused on addressing chronic homelessness. 

Our office will continue to work with various City departments and sister agencies to ensure that the City of Chicago is using evidence-based best practices to address chronic homelessness. To learn more about addressing chronic homelessness in the 46th Ward and greater City of Chicago read our recent newsletter. This will also be Alderman Cappleman's priority for the upcoming 2023 City budget. 

 
SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION WEEK
September 4th to 10th is National Suicide Prevention Week. The newly launched 988 suicide prevention and mental health crisis lifeline is confidential, free and available 24/7/365. Click here to learn more about 988.  

PUBLIC HEALTH UPDATES
UPDATED COVID-19 VACCINE BIVALENT BOOSTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE 
More information about the new vaccine and rollout can be found here. For those who need help finding a nearby vaccination site, Vaccines.gov is a free online service that you can use to search for pharmacies and providers that offer vaccination. Residents can also call the City’s COVID-19 call center at 312-746-4835.

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 learn more here. Click here to see their most recent webinar about the virus.

UPCOMING EVENTS
SMALL BUSINESS EXPO
Saturday, September 17th 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Truman College 1145 W. Wilson. More information can be found here.


OVERDOSE PREVENTION FAIR

Friday, September 9th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, 5517 N Kenmore.

BEZAZIAN LIBRARY
Saturday, September 10th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Book Sale at Bezazian Library 1226 W Ainslie.

 

UPTOWN LIBRARY
Saturday, September 10th at 11:00 AM. 929 W Buena.

COFFEE WITH 20th DISTRICT COMMANDER
Monday, September 12th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Philadelphia Church, 5437 N Clark.

OFFICER WRITTEN EXAMINATION
Thursday, September 22nd first session at 8:00 AM, Truman College 1145 W. Wilson.

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

PRE-SCHOOL ENROLLMENT AT COURTENAY ELEMENTARY
Scan the bar code for more information.


COPA INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
COPA is excited to announce we are now seeking applicants for internship opportunities for the 2023 Spring semester. We are accepting applications for internships in our Legal, Investigations, and Policy, Research & Analysis Division (PRAD).  Applications will be accepted through September 16, 2022. Scan the bar code or find more information here.


CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRE-K ENROLLMENT AVAILABLE There are still seats still available for the Chicago Public School District’s free, full-day Pre-K programs. These programs are located in 64 of the city’s 77 neighborhoods and are available to all 4-year-olds in Chicago. In addition, half-day seats for 3-year-old students are still available. Families who are interested in enrolling their children in the District’s Pre-K programs for the 2022–23 school year can visit cps.edu/chicagoearlylearning or call (312) 229-1690.

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT SUMMER UPDATES
All outdoor pools are closed and swim season at Chicago beaches has ended. All indoor park pools are reopened for the fall season the week of September 6th for open swims and lap swims. View and register for Fall aquatics programs here

PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE 46TH WARD
Public libraries now serve as an incredible resource to get answers to almost any question you might have. There are also a lot of great activities for people of all ages as well.

  • 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
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. 

TRANSIT UPDATES
REDEFINE THE DRIVE 
Check out the latest updates from the project here.

CTA LAUNCHES NEW BUS TRACKER WEBSITE

The Chicago Transit Authority announced a newly designed The updated Bus Tracker website provides estimated bus arrival times for 129 bus routes, and now provides customers with the following improvements:
  • A new, responsive website design allows the website to adapt to whatever device being used – from smartphones to desktop monitors.
  • New navigation gestures. Simply pinch to zoom in and zoom out on the map display for more detailed views and information.
  • Find stops near you using your phone's GPS (Global Positioning System); the site will remember what stops you've looked up previously, and also allow you to set favorites without requiring you to create an account.
  • Modernized mapping features for improved viewing of live buses across the city.
  • Behind the scenes, the modern codebase will help the CTA and their vendors iterate more quickly to improve tracking and prediction accuracy.

DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

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.

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. More feedback from the Clark Street Block Club is needed and Ald. Cappleman will defer to the City's Dept. of Housing to determine how the ARO will be utilized for this development. 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

After a close vote, Magnolia-Malden Neighbors voted in favor of approving an upzone to allow for the construction of a 6-unit residential building at this site. Along with their approval, they submitted a list of questions to Finan Development Corporation. The developer sent a response to all the questions late yesterday afternoon and they will be posted on the 46th Ward website later today. Once Ald. Cappleman reviews the developer's responses, he will relay his decision about upzoning this property next Thursday, September 15, 2022.


4555 N. DOVER 
The developer recently told Ald. Cappleman that he's very close to submitting a proposal for this site. Should a change in zoning be required, Ald. Cappleman will host a meeting with Dover Street Neighbors and the developer to discuss this proposal before a final decision is made.

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


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.


CONCRETE SCHEDULE
PUBLIC SAFETY 
CTA SAFETY UPDATES
Chicago Police provides law enforcement services on CTA through the department’s Public Transportation section as well as private security guards and a camera system in every bus, train car and station. Earlier this year, we announced that we were increasing deployment of Chicago police officers and more than doubling the number of security guards on our transit system. You can read more here about ongoing CTA safety efforts.

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.

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 
Click here for more 46th Ward public safety tips, including how to make a 911 call.

UPDATES 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. Click here for more up-to-date information on the latest community alerts.

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)
E: CAPS019District@chicagopolice.org
P: 312-744-0064

See the Beat Meeting listing below for the Zoom meeting I.D. number and passcode.

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