Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward

Alderman Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward Welcome to the official page for the Office of Margaret Laurino of Chicago's 39th Ward. This account is maintained by a representative of the 39th Ward.

A lifelong resident of the 39th Ward, Margaret Laurino is dedicated to addressing community issues, fighting for capital improvements, and initiating efficient city services in the Ward. Her accomplishments include increased school funding, reduced crime, and infrastructure improvements. As former Chairman of the City Council Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety and the Committee on Economic

A lifelong resident of the 39th Ward, Margaret Laurino is dedicated to addressing community issues, fighting for capital improvements, and initiating efficient city services in the Ward. Her accomplishments include increased school funding, reduced crime, and infrastructure improvements. As former Chairman of the City Council Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety and the Committee on Economic

05/17/2019

The 39th Ward office will be closed tomorrow (Saturday.) It will reopen on Monday, May 20, at 9am.

Our friends at Swedish Covenant Health just kicked off Spring into Health, a month-long series focused on fitness, nutri...
05/09/2019
Events Calendar

Our friends at Swedish Covenant Health just kicked off Spring into Health, a month-long series focused on fitness, nutrition, mind/body, and prevention, in partnership with local organizations to help you take steps toward healthy habits.

View the calendar of events and subscribe for updates by following the link.

Join us for a free Summer Social event on the hospital’s campus, featuring family-friendly activities focused on fitness, nutrition, mind/body and wellness.

Alderman Laurino is proud to announce the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has posted the North Park Commerc...
05/07/2019
North Park Commercial Corridors Study

Alderman Laurino is proud to announce the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has posted the North Park Commercial Corridors Study.

The study addresses the high vacancy rate in three linked commercial corridors in the North Park community area: Foster, Bryn Mawr and Kedzie.

It contains market data that will be useful to current business owners and future investors, design guidelines for property owners seeking to improve their buildings, and a stakeholder resource guide.

Alderman Laurino extends her thanks to the dozens of stakeholders and hundreds of community members who participated in the planning process and a special thanks to the Department of Planning and Development and project manager, Todd Wyatt.

In spring 2019, the Department of Planning and Development completed a market study of commercial corridors in the North Park neighborhood, primarily along Foster Avenue, Bryn Mawr Avenue and Kedzie Avenue.

Chicago Codes + May 8 EventThe Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has created a new workforce training initiative known ...
05/07/2019
Launch Event - Chicago Codes

Chicago Codes + May 8 Event

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has created a new workforce training initiative known as Chicago Codes, a tuition free 11-week boot camp that provides participants with the opportunity to learn Python, one of the most wanted coding languages today according to the 2018 Developer Survey published by Stack Overflow. Python coders earn a median salary of $77.000 a year according to Payscale.

Chicago Codes applications are currently being accepted with the program launching on June 3rd. The program is cosponsored by Microsoft, Facebook, and the Rockefeller Foundation, and is powered by the Coding Dojo. Spaces are limited.

If you’d like to LEARN MORE about Chicago Codes, there will be a special launch event held on May 8th at 10 am at the Woodlawn Resource Center, located at 6144 S. Cottage Grove Avenue. Registration is required.

The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership invites you to attend an event celebrating the launch of Chicago Codes, a new tuition-free coding boot camp on Chicago's South Side. The first cohort is launching in the Woodlawn neighborhood on June 3. Join us at the event to learn about Chicago Codes, meet th...

Even though the new stormwater tunnel is functioning well, it's still important to be water conscious during this rainy ...
05/02/2019
Heavy Rains Flowing Into New $70 Million Albany Park Tunnel — Not People’s Basements, City Officials Say

Even though the new stormwater tunnel is functioning well, it's still important to be water conscious during this rainy season. Thanks, Block Club Chicago, for highlighting how this major infrastructure investment is protecting our community.

"Instead of water causing street flooding or going into people’s homes, it's going into the tunnel,' said Kari K. Steele, president of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.

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05/02/2019
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Submit and keep track of service requests via the City's #Chi311 app.

Once you’ve submitted, your request is reviewed by the appropriate City department, and the work is assigned or scheduled.

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) in the Peterson/Pulaski TIF is now open for applications. The SBIF was most r...
05/01/2019
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The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) in the Peterson/Pulaski TIF is now open for applications. The SBIF was most recently open for applications in June 2018 and has a remaining balance of around $151,000.

Applications are due on May 31 at 5pm.

How to Navigate Your Small Business Funding OptionsWe’re here to help you. Take a look at the information below, as we spell out the basics on our loan programs as well as the grant programs that we administer. Each section clearly describes the overall purpose for each program, the eligible uses ...

Get ready for your summer block party. Obtain a permit form our office for your party at least 2 weeks in advance, and r...
04/30/2019
Jumping Jack Program

Get ready for your summer block party. Obtain a permit form our office for your party at least 2 weeks in advance, and reserve a Jumping Jack for the kids online.

Each year, the Jumping Jack delights children across Chicago. This inflatable playground, provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is available for free, all summer long.

Peterson/Pulaski SBIF Application Period Opens 5/1The Department of Planning & Development is pleased to notify you that...
04/29/2019
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Peterson/Pulaski SBIF Application Period Opens 5/1

The Department of Planning & Development is pleased to notify you that the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) in the Peterson/Pulaski TIF will be open for new applications May 1 through May 31, 2019. The SBIF was most recently open for applications in June 2018 and has a remaining balance of around $151,000.

Applications are due on May 31, 2019 at 5pm.

How to Navigate Your Small Business Funding OptionsWe’re here to help you. Take a look at the information below, as we spell out the basics on our loan programs as well as the grant programs that we administer. Each section clearly describes the overall purpose for each program, the eligible uses ...

04/29/2019

Infrastructure Alert: Peoples Gas Construction

Crews will be working for the next 2 weeks at the Cicero & Forest Glen intersection to complete some tie in work with the new main.

Peoples Gas will keep one lane in both directions open. Expect traffic delays.

04/26/2019

Our office will be open tomorrow (Saturday) from 9am until 12pm. Stop by with your ideas and questions. We're located at 4404 W. Lawrence. It's a great time to stop by and get your block party permits!

04/25/2019

Spring means rain, and it is never too early to think about how to keep it out of your basement.

The Chicago Department of Water Management wants to remind you to get ahead of spring showers! There are several ways that you can help keep water where it belongs and out of your basement.

Disconnect Your Downspout. Check the area around your downspouts and if you have enough room for an extension at least five feet away from your building’s foundation, disconnect them. This will keep the rainwater out of the overburdened sewer system and give it time to absorb into your lawn.

Grow a Rain Garden. A rain garden planted with deep-rooted, water-loving plants is not only beautiful solution, it can be located in the runoff area from disconnected downspouts. Trees are also great stormwater managers as their roots absorb large quantities of water. In addition, they cool by providing shade and provide a habitat for birds and beneficial insects

Install Permeable Paving. Consider adding decorative permeable pavers to your driveway, walkway and patio. They allow water to pass through the surface and soak into the ground keeping it off the street and out of the sewer.

Add a Rain Barrel. Collect the water from your disconnected downspouts and recycle it by watering your rain garden. According to the EPA, a rain barrel can save about 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months.

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) for the Peterson/Pulaski TIF will open for new applications on May 1. The SBI...
04/24/2019
SBA 504 Loans | SBA 7(a) Loans | City of Chicago Grants | SomerCor

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) for the Peterson/Pulaski TIF will open for new applications on May 1. The SBIF was most recently open for applications in June 2018 and has a remaining balance of around $151,000. Applications are due on May 31 at 5pm.

How to Navigate Your Small Business Funding OptionsWe’re here to help you. Take a look at the information below, as we spell out the basics on our loan programs as well as the grant programs that we administer. Each section clearly describes the overall purpose for each program, the eligible uses ...

04/22/2019

Peoples Gas Construction ALERT:

Crews will be working for the next 2 weeks at the Cicero & Forest Glen intersection to complete some tie in work with the new main. Peoples Gas will keep one lane in both directions open.

Peoples Gas will also need to make an opening at Peterson and Cicero this Tuesday, April 23. This will be an all-day project.

Please expect traffic delays for both projects.

04/20/2019

Our office is closed today through Sunday for the holiday weekend. We will reopen on Monday, 4/22 at 9am.

04/19/2019

Our office is closed today for Good Friday. We will reopen on Monday, 4/22. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

04/18/2019

Our office will be closed Friday through Sunday for the holiday weekend. We will reopen at 9am on Monday, April 22.

Prevent Flooded Basements Spring means rain, and it is never too early to think about how to keep it out of your basemen...
04/16/2019
Water Management

Prevent Flooded Basements

Spring means rain, and it is never too early to think about how to keep it out of your basement.

The Chicago Department of Water Management wants to remind you to get ahead of spring showers! There are several ways that you can help keep water where it belongs and out of your basement.

1) Disconnect your Downspout. Check the area around your downspouts and if you have enough room for an extension at least five feet away from your building’s foundation, disconnect them. This will keep the rainwater out of the overburdened sewer system and give it time to absorb into your lawn

2) Grow a Rain Garden. A rain garden planted with deep-rooted, water-loving plants is not only beautiful solution, it can be located in the runoff area from disconnected downspouts. Trees are also great stormwater managers as their roots absorb large quantities of water. In addition, they cool by providing shade and provide a habitat for birds and beneficial insects.

3) Install Permeable Paving. Consider adding decorative permeable pavers to your driveway, walkway and patio. They allow water to pass through the surface and soak into the ground keeping it off the street and out of the sewer.

4) Add a Rain Barrel. Collect the water from your disconnected downspouts and recycle it by watering your rain garden. According to the EPA, a rain barrel can save about 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months.

Go to chicago.gov/water for more ideas.

MeterSave is a program in Chicago allowing customers with assessed water accounts to have a water meter installed in there single family homes or two-flats. Customers will only be charged for the water used, and the total annual water bills are guaranteed not to be any higher that the normal assesse...

Peterson/Pulaski TIF Application Period Begins 5/1The Department of Planning & Development pleased to notify you that th...
04/15/2019
SBA 504 Loans | SBA 7(a) Loans | City of Chicago Grants | SomerCor

Peterson/Pulaski TIF Application Period Begins 5/1

The Department of Planning & Development pleased to notify you that the Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) in the Peterson/Pulaski TIF will be open for new applications May 1 through May 31, 2019. The SBIF was most recently open for applications in June 2018 and has a remaining balance of around $151,000. Applications are due on May 31, 2019 at 5 pm.

Interested business and property owners can visit somercor.com/sbif for more information and the application.

How to Navigate Your Small Business Funding OptionsWe’re here to help you. Take a look at the information below, as we spell out the basics on our loan programs as well as the grant programs that we administer. Each section clearly describes the overall purpose for each program, the eligible uses ...

04/09/2019

For Business Owners:

The small business improvement fund (SBIF) is a City of Chicago grant program available to commercial and industrial businesses. SBIF grants are intended to help small business owners renovate, expand, or start-up businesses along commercial and industrial corridors in Chicago. Applications will be accepted through MONDAY, APRIL 15.

Small business owners (and property owners that lease to businesses in the Lawrence/Kedzie SBIF district) can receive reimbursement grants of up to $100k for commercial projects to cover the cost of eligible remodeling work.

For more information, contact Alexa Schutz, Program Coordinator at North River Commission, at 312 / 860 - 7884.

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