Monthly Archives: December 2012

Changes to 18th District CAPS Meetings for 2013

Quick Links: 18th District CAPS Beat Meeting Schedule 2013 (.pdf) 18th District CAPS Subcommittee Meeting Schedule 2013 (.pdf) 18th District January 2013 Calendar (.pdf) Dear All, Thank you for your ongoing support and participation in 18th District Community Policing programs and events.  As most of you have heard, CAPS is undergoing a re-organization.  We are evaluating [...]

Access 311 and City Alerts Via Text Message

Quick Links: Press Release Overview of ChiTEXT How to Use ChiTEXT To get started, Text Keyword ‘Chicago’ to Short Code ’311311′ New ChiTEXT features allow Chicagoans to text in service requests, receive “311 Service Tracker” updates via text message, and sign up for localized City alerts. This upgrade to the City’s ChiTEXT tool is part of Mayor Emanuel’s Open311 initiative [...]

Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan Released

The Streets for Cycling Plan is an innovative network of bicycle infrastructure to encourage cycling among residents. The Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 Network consists of 645 miles of on-street bike routes. These routes include Neighborhood Bike Routes, Crosstown Bike Routes and Spoke Routes. View the Streets for Cycling website or download the plan.

Holiday Trash and Recycling Pick-up Schedule

Normally, trash is picked up every Tuesday. However, due to Christmas and New Year occurring on a Tuesday, trash will instead be picked up on Wednesday, 26 December 2012 and Wednesday,  2 January 2013. Recycling pick-up will occur on both Monday, 24 December 2012 and Wednesday, 26 December 2012.

LaSalle & Division Construction and Temporary Lane Closure

Beginning Monday, December 17th and continuing through Monday, December 31st , AT&T will be working on the 1100 and 1200 blocks of N. La Salle Drive AND the 100 block of W. Division. From Wednesday, December 26th through Friday, December 28th, North LaSalle, between Division and Maple, will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Community Alert: Burglary

View a .pdf of this alert This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 18th District of an increase in burglary related incidents during the month of December. Unknown offender(s) forcible enter residences and take property. These incidents have occurred at various hours of the day in the general geographical locations listed below: 800 [...]

Restricted Parking on Menomonee & Orleans for Filming

Due to filming for Second City Communications on Thursday, December 13th there will be NO PARKING on the following streets between 3:00PM and 11:00PM: NORTH SIDE of W. Menomenee from N. Orleans to N. Lincoln Park West. EAST SIDE of N. Orleans from W. Menomenee to 1847 N. Orleans (first alley North of W. Menomenee)

CDOT Opens the Reconstructed Fullerton Bridge Over Lincoln Park Lagoon to Vehicular Traffic

  The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today opened the newly reconstructed Fullerton Parkway Bridge over the Lincoln Park Lagoon to vehicular traffic, marking the completion of another key project in the City’s Building a New Chicago infrastructure investment program. “With this bridge project, we reconfigured the adjacent park paths to improve safety, improved drainage [...]

Free Tax Return Preparation for Military Personnel

The Illinois CPA Society’s CPA for the Public Interest, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, offers the Military Service Tax Preparation Project to provide free personal income tax return filing assistance to members of the US Armed Forces who have recently returned or are still serving on active duty in a combat zone or [...]

Volunteers Needed for the 2013 Point-In-Time Homeless Count

Every two years the Department of Family and Support Services must conduct a homeless census to compete for much-needed Federal funds. The 2013 Homeless Point-In-Time Count is Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 8 pm to 2am. Click here for more information and here for the volunteer form. For additional questions, to volunteer for a spot, or to reserve a seat at one of the info sessions, e-mail