Monthly Archives: October 2011

Seniors – Check Your Exemption

Posted October 12, 1011 There are thousands of seniors in Cook County who are not receiving their senior or homeowner exemption because they did not apply for it.  In the past, seniors did not have to reapply for the exemption every year but a new state law now requires a senior to reapply for the exemption [...]

Increasing Pedestrian Safety… and Remembering Maya

Published September 27, 2011 Five years ago, 4 year old Maya Hirsch tragically lost her life when a driver ignored a stop sign at the intersection of Belden and Lincoln Park West. In the wake of this tragedy, the Hirsch family decided to help others.  Last Sunday, I served as an Honorary Co-Chair of the 5th annual Walk [...]

Community Fights Crime – And Wins

Posted September 13, 2011 Thanks to our neighborhood and police from Districts 18 and 19, an individual with a history of 167 arrests and 19 convictions has been taken off our streets. The man accosted 43rd Ward resident Colleen Day on N. Halsted St. in November 2010. The mother of one immediately committed herself to working with police, [...]