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Alderman Tom Tunney
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In preparation for the launch of the Year-Round Chicago City Vehicle Sticker Sales program, the City Clerk’s Office has temporarily suspended online sales as of Monday, May 5 and my office will be unable to sell Residential Guest Parking Passes beginning Thursday, May 8 at 4:00 pm through Tuesday, May 13. If you need to purchase a City Sticker, Daily Guest Passes or a Dog Registration Emblem, this must be done at City Hall (121 N. LaSalle Street Room 107) from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. #44thward   #chicityclerk   #citysticker  

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Mayor Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool announced their plan to modernize the CTA's Red and Purple lines which would completely rebuild the northern portion of the CTA's Red Line (Belmont Station to Howard Station). This pro... See more

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Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer's staff will be available to answer property tax questions and homeowners may file their appeal. Please bring your most recent property tax bill (the "yellow form") and any additional documents, such as a recent appraisal, that may be helpful for your appeal.

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ParkChicago, the new pay-by-cell program will begin to roll out service to 36,000 meters across Chicago today. With this program, you will no longer need to visit a meter box or display a receipt on your dashboard. Stay tuned, it will be coming to the 44th Ward in the next few weeks

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Man Charged in Lakeview Sexual Assault

Police have a man in custody after he was identified as the offender who robbed and sexually assaulted a 22 year-old woman on Monday in the alley behind 3532 N. Halsted. Marcus Lynch, 20, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, has been charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon and one count of armed robbery. Lynch was identified through surveillance cameras near the scene and was subsequently charged accordingly. Thanks to the Chicago Police Department for their great work with this arrest. My office will be working with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, the police and the court advocacy program to closely monitor this case. If you are interested in joining me at court dates for this case and other cases we are following, please email me at ward44@cityofchicago.org.

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Please take a moment to read my latest newsletter

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My Statement on Wrigley Field Renovations and Development Proposal:

Last Saturday at the Cubs Convention, team executives announced revised plans for renovations of Wrigley Field. While there have been ongoing discussions with the Cubs, no formal, final plan has been presented to me or the 44th Ward Community Directed Development Council.

As I have stated in the past, there is no doubt that Wrigley Field is a Chicago treasure and an economic engine for the 44th Ward. While I support job growth and development within our ward, I was elected to represent the residents and to ensure the overall well-being of the Lakeview community.

My first priority has, and always will be, protecting the quality of life for all our neighbors and local businesses in the ward. As I stated in May 2012, my priorities in working with the Cubs on their request for changes in the landmark status and zoning tied to the renovations include:

* A ten-year extension of the Neighborhood Protection ordinance that would include a limit on night games and concerts held annually at Wrigley Field;

* A dedicated police detail unit for all Wrigley Field events, especially post game coverage;

* An improved streetscape - lighting, sidewalks, traffic signals, identifiers and landscaping - on Clark Street to enhance commercial activity and on Sheffield Avenue to preserve the residential district.

* A commitment to restore the CTA Sheridan Red Line El Station.

* A limit on street closures of Sheffield or Waveland Avenues for any Cubs Street Festivals;

* An updated planned development for the proposed Triangle building and plaza on Clark Street north of Addison. This development should include space for public and community events like farmer's markets and ice skating.

* A long-term agreement between the Chicago Cubs and its rooftop partners concerning advertising inside and outside of Wrigley Field that has the approval of the Landmarks Commission, the City and our community.

The Cubs say they no longer are committed to building the parking structure they agreed to build in return for approval of stadium expansion in 2005. But, as a condition of allowing renovations at Wrigley Field, a strong majority of residents support requiring Wrigley Field to use neighboring land owned by the Cubs to provide parking for at least twenty percent of their capacity, such as building a multi-story parking garage.

The positions I have taken in my discussions with the Cubs closely mirror those of my constituents. All of us involved in the negotiations should be concentrating our efforts on a plan that takes all of Wrigley Field's and Lakeview's unique qualities into perspective. Keeping the priorities and residents' views in mind, I believe we can work together to find a compromise that will allow Wrigley Field to expand and improve while keeping an inviting and safe environment within our neighborhood. 

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Chicago Shovels

Chicago is strongest when people, government and business work together in the face of adversity, challenges, and even Mother Nature. Chicago Shovels is a tool to help connect the public with City winter resources and empower neighbors to come together to help Chicago navigate winter.

Use the latest apps to navigate through (or avoid) snow covered streets, help you prepare for dangerous weather conditions, or to simply find out which streets have snow route parking restrictions; plus much more!

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