JULY 23rd Flood

posted Jul 26, 2010, 9:13 AM by Chicago's 20th Ward   [ updated Aug 9, 2010, 1:06 PM ]

I am writing with a briefing in the aftermath of the overnight floods, as they have been substantial and citywide, with some parts of town receiving more than seven (7) inches of water.  Flooding has been serious both in viaducts and basements and we want you to know what the City of Chicago is doing and what you can tell your constituents.

Across the City of Chicago, we can report the following numbers as of 4:00 p.m., July 24, 2010:
1,736 Water in the Basement Complaints
35 Flooded Viaducts
252 Water in the Street Complaints

We are responding to all 3-1-1 complaints and have given priority to flooded viaducts because of the urgency of moving ambulances and other emergency vehicles.  After that, we are addressing "water in the basement" complaints.  As for equipment, we are aggressively deploying our resources throughout and will continue this work until we respond to every call made to 3-1-1.  We are also working with Commonwealth Edison, which reports 14,000 costumers without power.

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July 4 announcements

posted Jul 1, 2010, 9:14 AM by Chicago's 20th Ward   [ updated Aug 19, 2010, 1:59 PM ]

Please be advised that city offices will be closed on July 5 in observance of the July 4 holiday. This means that trash and recycling pickup may be affected—it may be picked up on an earlier or later date that week.

There will be street closings for the fireworks display this Sunday. The police department is expecting record crowds.   Please be careful and forward this notice to your neighbors.

The City of Chicago fireworks displays will take place on Sunday, July 4th. Two new displays will occur along Chicago’s lakefront — on the North Side between Foster and Montrose beaches and on the South Side between 63rd Street Beach and Promontory Point — beginning at 9pm.

There will be no fireworks displays at Grant Park or Navy Pier on Saturday, July 3rd.

2010 Chicago Neighborhood Paper Drive until June 19

posted Jun 17, 2010, 9:57 AM by Chicago's 20th Ward   [ updated Aug 19, 2010, 1:57 PM ]

The 2010 Chicago Neighborhood Paper Drive will last until June 19. 20th Ward residents can drop off their paper at:

Stay Environmentally Focusd'
6201 S St. Lawrence

Keyana Smith
773 759-3273

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Abby Van Waning of DOE at 312-742-0756

Replacing defective vehicle stickers

posted Jun 17, 2010, 9:52 AM by Chicago's 20th Ward   [ updated Aug 19, 2010, 2:00 PM ]

If you have already bought your city sticker for next year, you may notice that the new stickers have little adhesive due to a manufacturing error. If your vehicle sticker won't stick, you can replace it for free via two options.

You can mail in the defective sticker and we will immediately send a new one. The sticker can be mailed to:

City Clerk's office
121 N. LaSalle, Room 107
Attn: Daveda Peeler/Defective Sticker
Chicago, IL 60602

Or, you can bring the sticker to a City Clerk office location (City Hall at 121 N. LaSalle or our satellite offices at 5674 S. Archer or 5430 W Gale St.) for a free replacement sticker. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and our 2 satellite offices are also open Saturdays from 9 a.m. – Noon.

To avoid waiting in any line, we ask that you please inform staff when you arrive that you need a replacement sticker for this reason.

This shouldn't be an issue for stickers purchased for the rest of the summer.

A Brighter Smile for a Bright Future

posted Jun 8, 2010, 1:26 PM by Chicago's 20th Ward   [ updated Aug 24, 2010, 12:39 PM ]

Good oral health is essential to a child’s overall health and development, but unfortunately so many children have limited access to dental care. However, a group of local dentists from The Smile Program will fill in that gap when they  provide free dental care services to numerous area children and teens from June 14 to June 28 at the Moses Temple M.B. Church, 5845 S. State from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children and teens ages 18 months to 18 years old will have a brighter smile towards a bright future as they receive free dental cleanings and exams. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first served basis. In order to receive services, children and teens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have a signed parental consent form. The event is sponsored by Totally Positive Productions. For more information, call Mr. Tajudeena Jones (MBA) at (773) 488-9553 or Pastor Wade Hudson Sr. at (773) 318-2763.

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