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December

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a second follow up to its May 2016 audit of the Department of Administrative Hearing’s (DOAH) adjudication timeliness. Based on the Department’s responses, OIG concludes that DOAH has not fully implemented corrective actions related to theContinue...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Applications for Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program Due March 1, 2019

With prescription prices and utility bills rising faster than Social Security benefits, a tax-relief program can help senior citizens who are hard-pressed to pay their property taxes. Seniors whose annual household income isContinue...

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Monday, December 10, 2018

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is a voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of this program. The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program cost per square foot charged to property ownersContinue...

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October

Friday, October 26, 2018

Thank you all for attending the community meeting about Prery, located at 1714 N. Damen, on Monday night (10.22.2018). We appreciate the time you took to attend the meeting to express your concerns and/or support.

Purpose of Meeting: To meet the owner and operators of Prery,Continue...

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September

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Alderman Waguespack sent a letter to the City’s Chief Financial Officer, Carole Brown, with a series of questions regarding the proposed issuance of $10B in pension obligation bonds. The Alderman is asking for answers to these questions before the Council is asked to vote on authorizing theContinue...

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Diversey water main update, LSP historic house walk, save the date on October 11th for flu shots, a few more notes on the proposed $10 Billion borrowing plan, property tax appeal workshop with Commissioner Cabonargi, and alerts from the 19th District station.

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August

Monday, August 27, 2018

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32), chair of the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus, issued the following Statement on Monday in light of the news that the Emanuel administration is proposing $10 billion in bonds to support the City’s pension obligation:

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the offices of Alderman Tunney, Alderman Waguespack and Alderman Pawar, is pleased to announce the implementation of new pavement markings and other traffic safety improvements that will benefit pedestrians, bicycle riders, and drivers at the 6-leggedContinue...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The board of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association has sent out this survey to surrounding communities  order to gather information and collect more in-depth community input about changes in the North Branch area.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

By Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner, wirepoints.com

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s team claims its proposed $10 billion pension obligation bond is good fiscal policy. Far from it. The POBs, as the bonds are called, are nothing more than gambling using taxpayer funds. They’re a terrible idea.

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