Alderman Debra Silverstein, 50th Ward

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The police are searching for a local juvenile who is missing. Please view the police alert, and if you have any informat...
09/23/2020

The police are searching for a local juvenile who is missing. Please view the police alert, and if you have any information about the location of Kimberly Mendez, call the Area 3 SVU at 312-744-8266.

Kimberly Mendez is 16 years old. She is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall and 130 pounds. She is of Hispanic descent, with brown hair, brown eyes, and olive complexion. She was last seen on September 16 at approximately 8 PM on the 2400 block of W Jarvis Avenue, and is in possession of a cell phone.

The 17th District Police will be holding a CAPS meeting today (Sept 23) at 6:30 PM for Beat 1711. The meeting will be in...
09/23/2020

The 17th District Police will be holding a CAPS meeting today (Sept 23) at 6:30 PM for Beat 1711. The meeting will be in the police station east parking lot at 4650 N. Pulaski Road.

Beat 1711 covers Peterson Park in the 50th Ward. This CAPS meeting is a great opportunity to hear from the officers who patrol your community and discuss safety concerns directly with the police and your neighbors. #CAPS #Safety

The 24th District Police will be holding a CAPS meeting today (Sept 22) at 7 PM for Beat 2413. The meeting will be at Gr...
09/22/2020

The 24th District Police will be holding a CAPS meeting today (Sept 22) at 7 PM for Beat 2413. The meeting will be at Green Briar Park, 2650 W. Peterson. COVID-19 precautions will be enforced.

Beat 2413 covers the area of the 50th Ward that is south of Devon and east of Kedzie. This CAPS meeting is a great opportunity to hear from the officers who patrol your community and discuss safety concerns directly with the police and your neighbors. #CAPS #Safety

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Register to vote now at chicagoelections.gov and make sure you are able to exerc...
09/22/2020

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Register to vote now at chicagoelections.gov and make sure you are able to exercise your fundamental democratic rights.

Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay. Learn all about the different ways you can cast your ballot this year at ChicagoElections.gov. 🗳️ #PlanYourVote.

Bringing a Trader Joe’s to the neighborhood is a frequent request at my office. I have spoken extensively with Trader Jo...
09/21/2020
West Ridge Chamber

Bringing a Trader Joe’s to the neighborhood is a frequent request at my office. I have spoken extensively with Trader Joe’s corporate and the City of Chicago about this, but so far it remains out of reach. Several local organizations are partnering to petition Trader Joe’s directly. If you think a Trader Joe’s would benefit our neighborhood, complete the form below and make your opinion heard!

Join the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the West Ridge Community Organization (WRCO) in our efforts in bringing a Trader Joe's grocery store to the West Ridge area of Chicago. There are over 500 Trader Joe’s stores in 42 states and the District of Columbia and counting. Please sign this petition and help bring Trader Joe's to West Ridge!
https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-trader-joes-the-the-west-ridge-area-of

I was deeply saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As an American, a woman, and a public servant, she wa...
09/21/2020

I was deeply saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As an American, a woman, and a public servant, she was truly an inspiration to us all.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was a powerful advocate for women’s rights and a lifelong fighter for justice. May her memory be for a blessing.

09/18/2020

There will be a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:00 PM to discuss a proposed zoning change at 2640-44 W Pratt. The owners of the property would like to permit converting storefronts to residential use.

The public meeting will be held over Zoom. Join at http://bit.ly/2640Pratt (Meeting ID: 956 8751 7470; Password: 675131) or by phone at 312-626-6799.

The applicant and architect will be in attendance to present the plans and answer any questions. For more information, contact Yoseph Kalman at 773-310-2939.

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight, kicking off the Jewish holiday season. I want to wish everyone in the Jewish community a h...
09/18/2020

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight, kicking off the Jewish holiday season. I want to wish everyone in the Jewish community a happy and healthy New Year. Shana Tova to all of you who observe the holiday!

One thing COVID has taught us is the importance of equitable access to high-speed Internet. During the outbreak, broadba...
09/15/2020
Getting Connected to the Internet

One thing COVID has taught us is the importance of equitable access to high-speed Internet. During the outbreak, broadband connection has been a lifeline for children trying to learn from home. Now, as students are back in class—both in-person and remotely—the importance of having a reliable Internet connection has never been greater.

All families can apply for free limited time Internet packages through private providers. Comcast, AT&T, and RCN are all offering two free months of Internet service to eligible families. Xfinity has also made access free at more than 1.5 million hotspots across the country. Information about all these free and discounted options can be found at http://bit.ly/50thWardInternet.

Public school families may also be eligible for free high-speed Internet through the Chicago Connected program. To check your eligibility, visit cps.edu/chicagoconnected or contact your local school.

Getting Connected to the Internet This guide describes how families can get access to the Internet at home. These options are provided by external companies and are not affiliated with Chicago Public Schools. Table of Contents OPTION A: CHOOSE AN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Comcast AT&T Veri...

09/14/2020

Several of our arterial streets will soon be resurfaced. Construction on the following streets is tentatively scheduled to begin this week:

Touhy Avenue from Kedzie to California
Western Avenue from Howard to Touhy

Both projects will include complete resurfacing of the streets, new curbs and gutters where needed, ADA sidewalk improvements and new pavement striping. During construction, temporary “No Parking” signs will be periodically installed as required. All work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

UPDATE: Mr. Patel has been found. Thank you to everyone for your attention.The police are searching for a local elderly ...
09/11/2020

UPDATE: Mr. Patel has been found. Thank you to everyone for your attention.

The police are searching for a local elderly man who went missing yesterday. Please view the police alert, and if you have any information about the location of Prahlad Patel, call the Area 3 SVU at 312-744-8266.

Prahlad Patel is described as a 5-foot, 130-pound man of Asian/Indian descent, with brown eyes and gray hair. He is 83 years old and suffers from mild Alzheimer's disease. He was last seen on September 10 at 4:30 PM on the 6000 block of N Richmond Street.

The 24th District Police District will be hosting it's second annual Pet Health Fair this Saturday, September 12. Come t...
09/10/2020

The 24th District Police District will be hosting it's second annual Pet Health Fair this Saturday, September 12. Come to 6464 N Clark Street for free pet vaccines and microchips from 11 AM - 3 PM.

09/08/2020

The Warren Park Mobile Food Distribution Program is back offering drive-through food distribution TOMORROW (Wednesday, September 9) from 9:30-11:30 AM at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western. Free bags of fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed to those in need.

They are also in need of volunteers to prepackage food and load it into vehicles. Volunteers should arrive around 8 AM.

Getting the backpacks ready for my annual school supply giveaway! Whether they are in school or learning remotely, I am ...
09/08/2020

Getting the backpacks ready for my annual school supply giveaway! Whether they are in school or learning remotely, I am committed to helping all of the 50th Ward’s students have a successful and wonderful year! Thank you to Comcast for helping sponsor the supplies.

Get FREE backpacks and school supplies from 50th Ward Alderman Debra Silverstein! Sign up now at 50thwardchicago.com/sch...
09/06/2020

Get FREE backpacks and school supplies from 50th Ward Alderman Debra Silverstein! Sign up now at 50thwardchicago.com/school.

Due to limited supplies, you MUST receive a confirmation email to receive a backpack - http://eepurl.com/hcH_a9

Day 4 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget town hall meetings continues today at 6 PM. Stream live on Facebook at Chicago Ma...
09/03/2020

Day 4 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget town hall meetings continues today at 6 PM. Stream live on Facebook at Chicago Mayor's Office.

Tonight’s topic is “Infrastructure.” Submit a question at chicago.gov/2021budget.

This evening, we'll be discussing infrastructure as a part of our virtual Budget Town Hall series. Have a question for City officials? Submit it at chicago.gov/2021budget and tune in live on our Facebook at 6 PM.

Day 3 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget town hall meetings continues today at 6 PM. Stream live on Facebook at Chicago Ma...
09/02/2020

Day 3 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget town hall meetings continues today at 6 PM. Stream live on Facebook at Chicago Mayor's Office.

Tonight’s topic is “Human Services.” Submit a question at chicago.gov/2021budget.

Tonight's virtual Budget Town Hall is a conversation on human services with City officials. Join us at 6 PM on our page and go to chicago.gov/2021budget to submit a question.

Wear a Mask. Save a Life. - COVID-19 is on the rise in the City of Chicago and in our neighborhood. The only way we are ...
09/01/2020

Wear a Mask. Save a Life. - COVID-19 is on the rise in the City of Chicago and in our neighborhood. The only way we are going to turn the trend and reduce our numbers is by taking this seriously. Please, wear a mask and save a life! - https://mailchi.mp/50thwardchicago/wear-a-mask-save-a-life

Day 2 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget town hall meetings continues today at 6 PM. Stream live on Facebook at Chicago Ma...
09/01/2020

Day 2 of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's budget town hall meetings continues today at 6 PM. Stream live on Facebook at Chicago Mayor's Office.

Tonight’s topic is “Public Safety.” Submit a question at chicago.gov/2021budget.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be holding a series of town hall meetings all this week to discuss our city’s budget for the u...
08/31/2020

Mayor Lori Lightfoot will be holding a series of town hall meetings all this week to discuss our city’s budget for the upcoming year. The meetings will be every weeknight from 6 PM – 7 PM streaming live on Facebook at Chicago Mayor's Office.

Tonight’s topic is “State of the Budget.” Submit a question at chicago.gov/2021budget.

We must work together to build a budget that invests in the future of every neighborhood and addresses the financial challenges caused by this pandemic. We're launching the 2021 Budget Town Hall series to review the functions of each department and give you an update on important issues facing the City’s finances. Watch them live right here on Facebook from 6 PM to 7 PM every weeknight next week. Submit a question to the Budget Director and department leaders at chicago.gov/2021budget.

Chicago's 50th Ward Newsletter - COVID-19 update; free community COVID testing event; CPS survey; and more - http://eepu...
08/28/2020

Chicago's 50th Ward Newsletter - COVID-19 update; free community COVID testing event; CPS survey; and more - http://eepurl.com/hb14jb

Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago are surveying families to better understand who may need help this fall f...
08/28/2020

Chicago Public Schools and the City of Chicago are surveying families to better understand who may need help this fall finding a safe space for their children during traditional school hours. CPS families are encouraged to complete the survey at bit.ly/CPSChildSupQ1. Families in high-need communities or transitional housing will prioritized.

We are currently evaluating potential opportunities to establish sites across the city where families can register their children to attend during remote learning days. Families in high-need communities or transitional housing will prioritized: bit.ly/CPSChildSupQ1
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Actualmente estamos considerando establecer sitios, a los que los estudiantes podrán asistir durante los días de aprendizaje remoto. Los mismos estarán ubicados en regiones de toda la ciudad, y se les requerirá a las familias que inscriban a sus hijos. Se les dará prioridad a las familias en comunidades más necesitadas, o en viviendas temporales: bit.ly/CPSChildSupQ1

Emergency assistance is available to help Illinois residents stay in their homes despite the economic hardship caused by...
08/27/2020

Emergency assistance is available to help Illinois residents stay in their homes despite the economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Income-eligible renters (ERA.IHDA.org) and homeowners (EMA.IHDA.org) are able to apply. Funding is limited, so act now!

Important housing announcement: the statewide eviction moratorium has been extended.

Still, I know that's not enough to ensure all residents of our district and Illinois keep a roof over their heads.

The state has launched two grant programs to help folks remain in their homes:

The Emergency Rental Assistance program:
🔹 Up to $5,000 to individuals who have fallen.
behind on their rent payments since March 1.
🔹The submission deadline has been extended to Aug. 28 to allow renters more time to take advantage of the program
🔹 For more information and to apply, visit ERA.IHDA.org.

The Emergency Mortgage Assistance program:
🔹Grant recipients may receive up to $15,000 in aid, sent directly to your mortgage servicer to be applied against your mortgage.
🔹Applications will be available starting Aug. 24 at EMA.IHDA.org.

As always, my staff and I are help to help you navigate these programs and guide you through the application process. With questions and concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 872-208-5188, texting 224-592-5819, or messaging us at www.senatorram.com/contact-us.

Customers at bars and restaurants are now require to wear a mask whenever interacting with staff, according to new State...
08/27/2020

Customers at bars and restaurants are now require to wear a mask whenever interacting with staff, according to new State rules that go into effect today. This means wearing a mask while ordering, receiving table service, and when picking up food for carry-out.

For more info on this rule, and all the other COVID business rules in Chicago, visit chicago.gov/reopening.

To protect the health and safety of patrons and workers, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have announced new guidelines requiring face coverings when interacting with staff both indoors and out. New measures in effect today. Together we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and safely Restore Illinois.

Learn more by visiting: https://bit.ly/3j7gFiZ

#RestoreIllinois #allinillinois

The 17th District Police will be holding a virtual CAPS meeting today (Aug 26) at 6:30 PM for Beat 1711. The meeting wil...
08/26/2020

The 17th District Police will be holding a virtual CAPS meeting today (Aug 26) at 6:30 PM for Beat 1711. The meeting will be held via Zoom due to COVID-19 precautions. Register at https://bit.ly/3lmoZfW.

Beat 1711 encompasses Peterson Park. This CAPS meeting is a great opportunity to hear from the officers who patrol your community and discuss safety concerns directly with the police and your neighbors. #CAPS #Safety

Chicago families may be eligible for free Internet! Visit cps.edu/getconnected or contact your local school to check you...
08/25/2020

Chicago families may be eligible for free Internet! Visit cps.edu/getconnected or contact your local school to check your eligibility.

Chicago Connected aims to bridge the digital divide by providing free high-speed Internet to over 100,000 CPS students. For questions, call 773-417-1060. #cps #ChicagoConnected

The Together Now fund has reopened for a second round of grants. The fund is available for businesses or non-profits tha...
08/24/2020

The Together Now fund has reopened for a second round of grants. The fund is available for businesses or non-profits that suffered due to COVID-19. Apply by August 31 at 11:59 pm.

Visit chicago.gov/togethernow to apply. For more info, join a webinar on August 25 at 11 AM. Register at https://bit.ly/3hDWBnn.

08/21/2020

There will be a virtual public meeting on Monday, August 24 at 6:00 PM to discuss a proposed zoning change at 2411 W Fitch. The owners of the property would like to permit converting empty storefronts to residential use.

The public meeting will be held over Zoom. Join at: https://zoom.us/join (Meeting ID: 915 0546 2688; Password: 912503) or by phone at 312-626-6799.

The applicant, architect and attorney will be in attendance to present the plans and answer any questions. For more information, contact [email protected].

Census takers are out in the 50th Ward helping residents respond to the #Census2020. Census workers will always have an ...
08/20/2020

Census takers are out in the 50th Ward helping residents respond to the #Census2020. Census workers will always have an ID badge, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. If you are in any doubt, call the Census Bureau at 844-330-2020. #ChiCounts2020

Thank you to everyone who came out for Day 3 of our Community Clean Up! We all worked together to clean the tree debris ...
08/19/2020

Thank you to everyone who came out for Day 3 of our Community Clean Up! We all worked together to clean the tree debris strewn all over Phillip Rogers Park. Unfortunately, the park was severely damaged and a lot of work still remains.

A special thank you to the volunteers who came out for all three clean up days! It is truly inspiring how our community came together to deal with the aftermath of the tornado.

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In your email today you stated: "50th Ward Donation Drive I am collecting donations of food, clothing, and household essentials at the 50th Ward Office. Many of our neighbors are still grappling with the economic ramifications of COVID-19, and any goods you can spare will make a tremendous difference to those in need. Drop off donations at 2949 W. Devon during regular business hours. Call before coming to make sure a staff member is available to pick up the donation outside the office. Staff will wear masks and gloves and follow social distancing procedures. Please consider donating non-perishable food, clothing, and any other goods you can spare—every item helps!" Hi Alderman Silverstein, I came by your office on Thursday at 3:30 to drop off some supplies but the office looked closed. Perhaps I should have called ahead of time. What are your business hours again? I have wondered if you are ever going to publicize the West Ridge Community response team's efforts. They have made a huge impact so far. Why are you not involved with promoting their organizing efforts?? It is bizarre you haven't responded to my other attempts and messages on Facebook or Twitter and even last week via email. What is up with that? You also delete my posts to your page! (watch this post disappear soon) It is very strange you have been so silent on their efforts. Don't you think we could make a greater impact if you both could coordinate together like Ram Villivilam is doing? And just know, if you don't respond - I will keep asking you about it. IF you truly are looking out for the community as you say you are - why not support the efforts of your constituents? Thank you in advance for your response, Jill
Are you connected at all with West Ridge Community Response Team and their efforts to work with you? Why are you not responding to me or their attempts to connect? Ram is involved...why are you not?
Are you connected at all with the West Ridge Community Response Team?
What are you doing to make sure that the backyard , teen run day camps are being run safely?
We need your help. 50 calls to the hotline in the last three days and funds are depleting. The stories are 💔. Food pantries are inundated with calls, too. Everything adds up, please support if you can.
what is being done to protect lawful citizens in chicago from the crooks, thieves and rioters?
34 calls to the hotline just last week. As always, we are grateful to be able to help, but worried about the growing need and no clear plan (other than the generosity of strangers) to address it. https://www.facebook.com/hallefor50/photos/a.113289810046320/285348389507127/?type=3&theater (from Halle Quezada, 50th Ward Neighbor )
Thank you for your prompt attention and service from my neighbor dumping tires behind my garage. The removal was hours after I called you.
how much social distancing was done at the protests and riots recently i remember politicans in chicago getting all upset about jews peacefully dancing on some o ne's lawn a couple of weeks ago.... https://www.instagram.com/p/CBJaApMJlg8/
Will you support CPAC now?
Hey Alderman! I wanted to say thanks for the help on unemployment. They haven't fully fixed my situation after 3 weeks, but im pretty confident in the people you sent me to. They've been working with me and communicating great since the start. That said, I would like to understand why you have not as of yet supported the Civilian Police Accountability Council? I think this is a great idea that would go a long way towards building trust between police and residents and youre one of hte few that have not yet signed on board. I'm wondering if there is a reason for that? Are you aware of this? Is there a problem with how it is written and if yes, how? Thanks again for what you do in the neighborhood.