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Fire Sprinkler Mandate Virtual Town Hall Meeting this Wednesday

Via Alderman Cappleman, 46th Ward

Illinois State Fire Marshall logo“Thank you for sending your emails and letters over the last few weeks concerning the State Fire Marshall’s proposed rule requiring the retroactive installation of fire sprinkler systems in high-rise buildings, newly constructed single family homes, or certain businesses in Illinois.  As I have in recent weeks, residents, business owners, property owners and managers all over the 46th Ward have all expressed concerns and asked questions about the proposed mandate.”

“That is why I, along with Rep. Greg Harris, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Sen. Heather Steans, Ald. Joe Moore, Ald. Harry Osterman and representatives from the Chicago Fire Department will be hosting a town hall meeting to help answer questions about this proposed mandate and also discuss the current local fire safety laws and Chicago Life Safety Ordinances.  We want to hear your thoughts and opinions.”

Town Hall Meeting Details

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
6:30 – 7:30PM

  1. Attend the meeting in person at Loyola’s Cuneo Hall, 1032 W Sheridan, Room 109.
  2. View the virtual meeting on YouTube by visiting Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s YouTube Channel on the evening of the town hall meeting.
  3. If you have a Google account, you can join the Google Hangout which will allow you to post in the chat box and ask questions live. Fifteen minutes before the start of the event, the link to the Hangout will be posted on Representative Harris’ website at www.gregharris.org.

Questions may also be submitted beforehand via a Google form that can be accessed here.

If you would like to take a look at the rules in question, it begins on page 8,197 located here:

Refine the Drive: Public Meetings on Improving North Lake Shore Drive

Via northlakeshoredrive.orgNorth Lake Shore Drive logo

The North LAKE SHORE DRIVE plan starts with you!

Do you drive on North Lake Shore Drive? Bike or walk on the Lakefront Trail? Use any of the lakefront parks? Or value living by and using Lake Shore Drive? We want your input! We are pleased to announce our first round of public meetings!

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation have initiated a study to improve North Lake Shore Drive from Grand Avenue to Hollywood Avenue. Tell us how you use North Lake Shore Drive, what the issues are and share your ideas.

Come to one of our upcoming meetings as we embark on this important study. The same information will be presented at each location.

Gill Park
825 West Sheridan Road, 3rd Floor
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Open House: 6:00-8:00 PM

Truman College
1145 West Wilson Avenue, Atrium
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Open House: 6:00-8:00 PM

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive, South Gallery
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Open House: 6:00-8:00 PM

For more information, visit northlakeshoredrive.org.