Sep 12

Have You Taken This Survey for the 13th District Station?

Since February, a 5 person group of volunteers has been working with the 1st Ward office  to ensure that what goes into the space where the 13th District Police Station currently is,  will be what the community wants.  Alderman Moreno has already secured an $800,000 commitment from various entities to develop the site.

  • He previously fielded a survey and received 450 responses. Now, he have a new survey with modified and fresh questions.
  • Since he has a firm timeline for demolition of the building, he is asking that community members complete this 2nd survey (even if you filled out version 1) and pass it around so the results can be analyzed and your voice heard.

Aug 12

Text or Email Alerts for Street Sweeping!

Did you know that you can receive text or email alerts for street sweeping in the 32nd Ward as well as the 1st or 44th?  Check out the service on the TktTxt.com website.  This  is an outside service that the wards have purchased to give you one more layer of warning to avoid potential tickets in your Ward. Please use the Ward map and schedule as your official notice.

Feb 12

Blue Cart Recyling Comes to Ukrainian Village on 4/2!


(photo via cityofchicago.org)

Yes my friends, it’s true. We’re going to get Blue Cart Recycling this Spring! There are two upcoming meetings in our area (dates and times listed below) where all the details will be explain.  In the meantime, here are the basic you need to know:

  • Date: Blue Cart Recycling starts April 2nd, 2012 and will be collected every other week
  • Bins: Blue carts will be delivered to the front of your house beginning March 21st – you will need to move them next to your garbage bins
  • # of Bins: Single family residences will get 1 cart, two and three-flats will get 2 carts, and 4-flats will receive 3 carts.
  • Pickup Days: According to the city’s website, residents with curbside garbage pickup should put out their blue bins on the day of their garbage pickup during their scheduled blue bin week.  Residents with alley garbage pickup, should leave their blue bins out for the entire scheduled blue bin week.  (Since the map currently on their site excludes our area, we can’t say what the pick-up weeks will be for Ukrainian Village.)


Community Meetings

  • Tuesday February 21st: Humboldt Park Field House, 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue, 7:00pm
  • Tuesday February 28th: St. Helen School, 2347 W. Augusta Blvd. (basement mtg room), 7:00pm
  • Thursday March 1st: Humboldt Park Field House, 1440 N. Sacramento Avenue, 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 20th: St. Helen School, 2347 W. Augusta Blvd. (basement mtg room), 7:00pm


More information can also be found at www.chicagorecycles.org


Jan 12

Christmas Tree Recycling – Do Not Leave Trees in Alleys!


Please take your tree to one of the many tree recycling locations available around the city instead!

From Saturday, January 7, 2012 through Friday, January 20, 2012, Chicago residents will be able to drop off their used live holiday trees at one of 23 unmanned locations citywide.

Trees will be mulched so that they can be reused as a fragrant mulch/ground cover on City landscaping projects or by residents in their backyard gardens. This will keep trees from being landfilled and allow an environmentally friendly reuse.

A limited amount of mulch will be left at these sites for pick-up by residents beginning on Friday January 13th. Please remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and accessories before dropping off your tree. These items can damage the woodchipper machinery and will prevent reuse.

Nearby Locations:

  • Humbolt Park Boathouse  – 1369 N. Sacramento
  • Garfield Park – 100 N. Central Park Ave
  • Grant Park – 900 S. Columbus Drive
  • Lincoln Park – Cannon Drive & Fullerton

For more information on all the city locationssee this flyer from the city.

Dec 11

Community Meeting 1/9: Chicago Ave Zoning Change

Alderman Moreno is hosting a Community Meeting Monday, January 9th , 6:30pm at Commercial Park Fieldhouse (1845 W. Rice Street) to hear a proposal to extend the Chicago Avenue pedestrian zone between Wood St and Damen Avenue.  Please mark your calendar so that you can attend this meeting and understand the implications of making such a zoning change.

Questions for the Alderman?
Email: ward01@cityofchicago.org
Phone: (773)278-0101