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Edgewater Bike Lane That Goes Against Car Traffic Coming This Week

Glenwood Greenway Reverse Bike Lane

Cyclists on the Far North Side will have a slower-paced, more family-friendly route after a bike lane is installed on Glenwood Avenue this week.

Dubbed the "Glenwood Greenway," the route takes southbound cyclists from Ridge Avenue to just past Foster Avenue via Glenwood Avenue, a one-way northbound street.

Beginning Tuesday, if weather permits, crews will be out painting the green lane, adding signs and shifting around a few parking spaces, 48th Ward Ald. Harry Osterman told residents in an email last week.

Edgewater Metra Station Design 90% Done, Funding Could Come Soon

Though land acquisition and state budget issues have caused the Edgewater Metra station’s construction to be delayed, Alderman Patrick O’Connor is hopeful that the project will begin soon.

According to a statement put out by the Alderman, he recently met with State Representative Greg Harris and Senator Heather Steans to make sure the Metra project is included in the new State budget once a compromise is reached in Springfield.

40th Ward Spring Shred Event

Paper Shredding Recycle Bin

There will be a Spring Shred Event on Friday, April 22, from 3 – 7 pm. Pack the car and head on over to the 40th Ward yard, located at 5333 N. Western Avenue, next door to Drake and Sons Funeral Home. Please remember to remove all metal from documents, including binders, binder clips and paper clips. All paper will be shredded onsite.

Join The Win-Hood Co-Op Credit Union!

Win-Hood Co-Op Credit Union

"The Win-Hood Credit Union was founded in 1951 to serve the residents of three neighboring Co-op- complexes — Granville Terrace, Winchester Hood Garden Homes and Winchester Hood Extension B.

"The credit union serves a total of 350 apartments and offers a variety of loans (apartment purchase, refinancing, remodeling, expenses, auto purchase, etc.), passbook and certificate of deposit accounts."

For more information, please visit www.winhoodcu.com.

Edgewater Metra Station in 2015 Excites Neighbors Despite Parking Concerns

Mock-up of new Metra Edgewater station at Peterson and Ravenswood in Chicago

Residents living near the Metra tracks at Ridge and Peterson avenues are bracing for big change to their neighborhood life.

With construction to begin in 2015, the new $10 million station planned for the area would offer a convenience nowhere to be seen in the western reaches of Edgewater: Quick public transportation downtown.

Read full article available at DNAinfo.com.

40th Ward Town Hall Meetings 2014

Town Hall Meetings 2014 - picture of microphone

"Alderman O’Connor will, once again, be hosting his annual 40th Ward Town Hall Meetings. These meetings will be held at various locations throughout the ward to accommodate every neighborhood. Residents of the ward are invited to come and listen to the Alderman’s State of the Ward Address regarding various area specific developments..."

Read more...

www.aldermanoconnor.com

Chicago Curfew Law

Clock face closeup

On July 28, 2011 The Chicago City Council passed a curfew that moves the time up for children. The weekday curfew for minors, age 12-16, is 10 p.m.-6 a.m., while the weekend schedule for this age range is 11 p.m.-6 a.m. Weekday curfew hours for minors under age 12 is 8:30 p.m-6 a.m., and weekends hours for this group are 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Please keep your children safe by keeping them home during these times. If you are not out surpervising your underage children during these times, the police may be called and fines may be issued.

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