OFFICIAL BLOG FOR THE 25TH WARD, CITY OF CHICAGO

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Harrison Park- New! Astro-Turf Field

I’d like to thank the residents and business owners in the 25th Ward for their patience as the Chicago Park District upgrades the north end of park property. The new ARTIFICIAL ASTRO-TURF FIELD is slated to be finished by November 2012. Once a rendering has been received, we will post for the community to view!

The Department of Streets and Sanitation submitted a graphic listing of the ten most frequent service requests for the 25th Ward for June 2012.  
Please view what was received!  As always, submit city service requests by calling 311 or filing online here.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation submitted a graphic listing of the ten most frequent service requests for the 25th Ward for June 2012.  

Please view what was received!  As always, submit city service requests by calling 311 or filing online here.

Graphic Analysis of Anti-Graffiti Requests in 25th Ward

Courtesy of Department of Streets and Sanitation, Commissioner Byrne.  

January 2011 - June 2012

Pilsen’s 16th Street Viaduct Public Art Project

Kicking off a series of amazing public art projects by community groups, youth, local artists and, special visiting artists. 

Featured piece by Brooklyn-based artist, RAE

ALERT: Open Fire Hydrants

Need to report an open fire hydrant? Call 911. This is considered an emergency and will be managed as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention in this matter.

Alderman Solis,

I hope this email finds its way to your desk. I have lived in the 25th Ward for about the last 6 years, and I have been a lifelong Chicago resident. I wanted to let you know that I think you are a phenomenal alderman. I know that there are a lot of different interests and groups of people in this area of the city. You have balanced a lot of competing interests and I believe you and your staff have ultimately come to the best and most sensical solution for many of the problems I have seen in the time I have spent in the area. Whenever I called the office your staff was professional and acted swiftly. I am sad to be leaving this area of the city, but my family has outgrown our dwelling and it is time to move on. I will visit the area often though and I look forward to the continued renaissance of the 25th Ward.

- 25th Ward Resident

Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo

The Make the Connection! Hispanic Business Expo is one of the premier Hispanic business events in the country. Now in its ninth year, the Expo features the participation of Corporations, Government Agencies and Hispanic-owned businesses in an active, networking and relationship-building setting. The Business Expo represents an outstanding opportunity to explore business relationships and enables Hispanic business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn about business services and products to enhance their operations and increase profitability. The Expo includes ten workshops that provide attendees information and training in a variety of vital business topics.

Attendance to the exhibit area and workshops is completely free of charge.

What an inspiring day this was for Ruiz Elementary, the students, faculty and partners involved! 

Grow Local! 

LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program

July 11, 2012 to July 27, 2012 or when funds are exhausted.

In response to high summer temperatures and based on the availability of funds, a LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program will be implemented this summer.

Local LIHEAP agencies will operate the Summer Energy Assistance Program as a component of the 2013 LIHEAP. This program begins on July 11, 2012, and will conclude on July 27, 2012 or when funds are exhausted.

The LIHEAP Summer Energy Assistance Program is targeted to at-risk households, defined as seniors, persons with disabilities, families with children less than 60 months (5 years) of age as of the date of application, and those with medical conditions that would be aggravated by extreme heat. To qualify, these at-risk households must have incomes equal to or less than 150 percent of the poverty level as defined in the 2012 HHS Poverty Guidelines and included in procedure Letter 2013-02 sent on May 31, 2012.

The focus of the cooling program is electric service. The program’s benefits are Summer Energy Assistance payments of $150.00 to electric providers.
For LIHEAP visit: http://www.liheap.org/

Infrastructure Improvements in the 25th ward.

Passing this ordinance will be a major victory in promoting safe neighborhoods and reducing crime,” said Alderman Danny Solis.

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AMENDED ORDINANCE REDUCING THE PENALTY FOR POSSESSION OF SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA
New Policy Could Free Up an Average of Four Officers per Arrest and Save Approximately $1Million; Savings will be Reinvested in Keeping Police Officers on the Streets