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44th Ward Property Tax Assistance by Commissioner Bridget Gainer

Via Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer

Last week, the Cook County Treasurer’s Office mailed out the 2012 second installment property tax bills to all Cook County Homeowners.

On Tuesday, July 23 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM, staff from Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s office will be available at Alderman Tom Tunney’s 44th Ward office (3223 N Sheffield Ave.) to offer onsite property tax assistance. Homeowners can visit Commissioner Gainer’s staff to ensure all eligible exemptions are being applied and to answer any questions.


2013 Pride Parade: this Sunday, June 30th

PrideLogo2013RVia Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th Ward

DATE: Sunday, June 30th, 2013

TIME: 12 Noon

STARTS AT: Broadway & Montrose

LINE UP: North Broadway (both the east and the west curb lanes, from Montrose to Wilson); West Montrose (both the north and south curb lanes from Broadway to Clark) and North Sheridan Road (both the east and the west curb lanes, from Montrose to Windsor).

PARADE ROUTE CLOSURES: There will be rolling closure times. The parade starts
at 12:00 Noon at the Broadway/Montrose corner proceeding south on Broadway; then south on Halsted; then east on Belmont; then south on Broadway; then east on Diversey to Cannon Drive. Cross streets will close as the parade travels south down the route.


  • Montrose Ave.-Greenview Ave. to Hazel St.
  • Broadway St.- Leland Ave. to Grace St.
  • Sheridan Rd.- Windsor Ave. to Buena Ave.
  • Sunnyside Ave.- Sheridan Rd. to Grace St.
  • Halsted St.- Grace St. to to Belmont Ave.
  • Belmont Ave.- Sheffield Ave. to Broadway St.
  • Broadway St.- Belmont Ave. to Diversey Pkwy.
  • Diversey Pkwy.- Broadway St. to Cannon Dr. (Sheridan)
  • Cannon Dr.- Diversey Pkwy to Fullerton Pkwy
  • Addison St.- 736 W. Addison to Sheffield Ave.
  • Waveland Ave.- Halsted St. to Broadway St.
  • Grace St.- Halsted St. to Fremont St.

TOWING: Due to the volume of vehicles involved, towing will begin promptly at 5:00AM.

PEDESTRIAN CROSS-OVER STREETS: At each corner of the streets listed below, there will be four police officers assigned to assist pedestrians to cross the parade route:

  • Montrose Ave.
  • Irving Park Rd.
  • Addison St.
  • Grace St.
  • Roscoe St.
  • Wellington Ave.

PARADE INFORMATION: The parade will feature 200 registered entries including floats, decorated vehicles, performance groups, a marching band and walking contingents. The entries represent community organizations, businesses, governmental officials and individual community members. Crowd estimates each year are in the hundreds of thousands. The parade route will be lined with barricades on both sides of the street from beginning to the end of the parade route. Spectators will be required to remain behind the barricades. (Only parade registrants traveling down the middle of the street, police officers, other city officials, parade marshals and credentialed media reps will be allowed in the street).

After stepping off at 12:00 PM, the parade will take approximately two and one-half hours to finish crossing the Broadway & Montrose corner. After this time, the floats will still be winding their way to the end of the parade route at Diversey & Sheridan.  Police officers along with the parade marshals will be present along the route.

This year there will NOT be a Buffer Zone on Halsted Street after the parade ends. Police will work to re-open the streets to vehicular traffic as soon as cleaning crews are finished and the streets will not remain open to foot traffic. The streets on the parade route will begin to be cleaned by Streets and Sanitation immediately after the last float has passed.  Streets and Sanitation will continue to clean the residential side streets through the end of Monday, June 25th.

Alcohol consumption WILL NOT be tolerated under any circumstances. Open containers containing alcohol are illegal on the streets and sidewalks in Chicago. You will be subject to receiving a costly ticket and/or arrest from the Chicago Police Department.

Click here for the “Ten Tips for Spectators.”

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The parade route accommodates several CTA El Stations.  Please look at the map below.  The Wilson, Sheridan and Addison stations all provide convenient access via a short walk to the parade route.  From the Brown Line, the Wellington and Diversey Stations provide convenient access as well.

Please note that the area around Belmont has historically been very crowded, so we urge you to consider areas near the new start of the parade route, such as Broadway Avenue south of Montrose.

The following bus routes will be rerouted:

2013_Chicago_Pride_Parade_CTA_Details.pdf (238 KB)

Additional information on the reroutes can be obtained by calling the CTA customer service at 1-312-836-7000 or visiting http://www.transitchicago.com/.


1. Portable Restrooms – are stationed along both the parade line-up street and the parade route – sponsored by various businesses, organizations and individuals. Included at several locations are restrooms for the physically challenged.

2. Physically Challenged Area/Wheel chair Accessible Area – for people who need or want more space: the sidewalks of West Diversey Parkway (near 600 W. Diversey). Traditionally this area of the parade route has fewer spectators than other sections of the parade route. Spectators in these areas generally arrive there early on parade morning to secure their viewing spots. Included there are restrooms for the physically challenged.

For all additional information, please visit the Chicago Pride Parade website.


May 11th Street Closures for Race to Wrigley 5K

racetowrigleyPlease be advised that the Cubs Charities Race to Wrigley will take place this Saturday, May 11, beginning at 8am at Wrigley Field.  The course runs through the neighborhood and ends back at the ballpark.

No Parking will be in effect on affected streets from 4:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

The streets will be closed beginning at 7:45 AM.  After the runners pass through, walkers will be moved to the sidewalks and streets will be reopened to traffic. The course route and timeline are below:

Start Time Ending Time Street Route
7:45am 8:30am Addison-1000w to 1800w
(Addison/Sheffield to Ravenswood)
7:45am 8:40am Ravenswood-3600n to 4000n
(Ravenswood to Irving Park)
7:45am 9:00am Irving Park- 1800w-1100w
(Irving Park from Ravenswood to Seminary)
7:45am 9:15am Clark- 4000n to 3700n
(Clark/Irving to Waveland)
7:45am 9:30am Waveland- 1000w to 1100w
(Waveland from Clark to Sheffield)


ELVN Community Meeting: May 7th

Please join us for a Community Meeting of East Lake View Neighbors!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7pm
19th District Police Station Community Room
850 W Addison
*Limited parking available in the garage

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East Lake View Neighbors May 7th Community Meeting will include a presentation by the Chicago Cubs that will show the details of new revenue sources including proposed new signs.

Our guests will include Tom Tunney, Alderman of the 44th Ward, James Cappleman Alderman of the 46th Ward, Elias Voulgaris, Commander 19th /Town Hall Police District, and Mike Lufrano and Julian Green, Vice Presidents – Chicago Cubs

Discussion items will include:

19th Police District

• 19th District Cubs Program Command Center Operation

Cubs Wrigley Field Redevelopment Proposed Framework include:

• Improvements/Changes to Wrigley Field including extending Wrigley Field Walls into Waveland and Sheffield Right of Way
• Triangular Property Development including New Office Building
• Increase to 40+ Night Games and six Friday 3:05 Games
• Proposed 6000 Square Foot Jumbotron and Other Signs including Proposed Sign Structure on Waveland
• Cubs Events on Sheffield between Addison and Waveland

44th Ward and 46th Ward

• Wrigley Field Program Legislative/Ordinance Updates

There is a Cubs night game at Wrigley Field on May 7th, and there will be tow enforcement of Zone 383 resident parking restrictions on area streets.

ELVN Community Meeting – Let’s talk Wrigley!

Let your voice be heard about Wrigley Field. Please join us to talk about issues that will affect your neighborhood for the next 30 years. If you have never been to an ELVN meeting, it’s a great way to meet your neighbors!

WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – 7pm
WHERE: 19th District Police Station Community Room, 850 W Addison St.

Parking available in the garage.

Community Meeting Topics

Cubs/Wrigley Field Updates

  • Rooftops Association Proposal
  • Friday & Saturday night games
  • Signage
  • Renovations to Wrigley Field
  • Triangle development
  • Hotel development on McDonald’s lot
  • 2013 Concerts & Events

44th and 46th Ward Updates

Proposed ELVN Bylaws Changes

**ELVN Board Election

**Reminder: To be eligible to vote in this election, ELVN dues must have been paid by February 19, 2013.

We hope to see you there!