Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why Chicago Needs a Budget Cop

“Some council members, however, are rightly questioning whether they have adequate resources to give a thorough vetting to proposals with such far-reaching financial implications. The Civic Federation long has recommended an independent budget office to fill this void of financial expertise — similar to independent agencies in New York, San Diego and Pittsburgh. We are [...]

Divvy Website Open For Membership Registration Wednesday

Divvy, Chicago’s new bike share system, will open its website to annual membership registration at noon on Wednesday offering two tiers of annual memberships, and the first 4,000 registrants will become “Founding Members” that will receive a distinctive key fob and additional benefits, including the chance to participate in the system launch event on Friday, [...]

Spring Senior Enrichment Guide Available

DFSS Spring 2013 SENIOR LIFE ENRICHMENT GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE The spring issue of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Service’s Senior Life Enrichment Guide is now available at our office, at the department’s regional and satellite senior centers, libraries and many other locations. Inside the guide, seniors will find information about health and wellness, [...]

Bus Stop Closure Notice

Due to construction, and safety, the northbound, farside bus stop on Clark and Diversey will be temporarily eliminated. Effective: Monday, May 13th, 2103 through Friday, November 15th, or completion. This will affect bus route #22 Clark Bus stop ID #1917, northbound, farside.

Paul Douglas Alliance & Progressive Reform Caucus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 8, 2013 CONTACT: Paul Douglas Alliance – Progressive Reform Caucus – JOINT STATEMENT: Paul Douglas Alliance & Progressive Reform Caucus As the City of Chicago embarks upon unprecedented investments in new infrastructure and explores further privatization of City services, an independent analysis of these proposals prior to a [...]

Business Alert: Burglaries 18th District (Near North), Beat 1821

This alert gives notice to the businesses and community and in the 18th District on Beats 1821 of an increase in burglary-related incidents. The offender(s) makes entry into the location by forcing or prying open the front door. The offender(s) removes the victim’s personal from the location. Business Alert-Burglaries