Remembering Commander Paul Bauer: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Memorial Service

A Memorial Service will be held for Commander Paul Bauer on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 12:00pm at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Street

Father Dan Brandt and the Police Chaplains Ministry will officiate. Members of the Chicago Police Mounted Unit and Chicago Police Bagpipers will also be in attendance.

One and all are invited to attend this event to commemorate the life of Commander Paul Bauer.

Community Alert – 018th District – Robberies

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Community Alert – 018th District – Robberies

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Communty Alert – 18th District -Seeking to Identify

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It’s Showtime Chicago – A Celebration of Chicago’s Theatre: Monday, February 11 at Cultural Center

Celebrate the start of the Year of Chicago Theatre!

Monday, February 11, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street

This free-admission, building-wide celebration invites everyone – from the curious to seasoned theatre-goers – for an inspiring and surprising look at the “fearless soul” of our city – Chicago’s theatre community.

Participating artists and theatre companies including The Second City, Walkabout Theater, Free Street Theater, Chicago Youth TheatreFest and many others will present interactive performances, live music, youth project showcases and more.

The event is held in conjunction with the 7th annual Chicago Theatre Week, taking place February 7-17. Visit for more info on discounted tickets to more than 100 productions across Chicago.

Public Benefit Improvement Update: Repainting of CTA Brown Line Tracks, Huron to Ontario

Alderman Reilly is pleased to provide an update on a significant Public Benefit project currently underway in River North. Neighborhood residents and local neighborhood associations have reported concerns regarding the rusted and unsightly appearance of the CTA Brown Line structures that run along Franklin Street.

Although the Chicago Transit Authority is a separate governmental agency that operates outside the purview of the Chicago City Council, Alderman Reilly (in coordination with CTA and Chicago Department of Planning and Development) created a density bonus fund that allowed him to commit private development dollars from nearby projects to this significant infrastructure improvement project.

In 2018, Alderman Reilly secured local impact funds from three private development projects (142 West Hubbard, 300 West Huron and 110 North Wacker) to repaint 895 feet of the Brown Line tracks, from just north of Huron Street to just south of Ontario Street.

Phase I of the project, which included painting the tracks between Huron Street and Superior Street, is now largely complete. Before and after photos of the recently painted CTA structures at the intersection of Huron and Franklin are included below.

Phase II, which will include the painting of two support columns from Phase I limits and will continue south, is expected to commence in mid-Spring 2019. Work cannot begin until we have consistent milder temperatures to facilitate the painting work.

Stay tuned to Reilly Reports for future updates on this significant infrastructure improvement!

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 2/1/19

RESCHEDULED: Second Public Meeting for Wild Mile Chicago – Now February 7

Join your neighbors for the second Wild Mile Community Meeting to provide feedback on designs for the Wild Mile Framework Plan. The goal of Wild Mile is to create a new park environment for (1) wildlife habitat, (2) recreation, (3) education, and more on the North Branch Canal. The area of focus is the Chicago River along the east side of Goose Island between Chicago Avenue and North Avenue. Your input will help direct the goals, priorities, and designs of Wild Mile Chicago!

This meeting will be on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Center: Leslie Hall (1111 N. Wells St). For more information please visit this website.

Source: Alderman Brian Hopkins 2nd Ward Newsletter 1/14/19

Community Alert – 18th District – Robberies

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February 26th Municipal Election – Are you registered?


The February 26th municipal election is just around the corner. Now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote, and/or that your voter registration is up to date. In Illinois, you can register to vote anytime, up to and including Election Day. Below is a quick guide on where and how to register to vote, as well as important deadlines for voter registration.

CLICK HERE to check the status of your registration online.

To register or update your registration, you will need TWO forms of identification, ONE of which lists your current address. You may use an IL state ID and/or IL driver’s license to register at your new address – even if the ID lists your old address – as long as you have 1 other form of ID with your new address. CLICK HERE for a complete list of accepted IDs.

ONLINECLICK HERE to use your IL driver’s license or state ID card to register to vote or update your registration online.
Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 11:59 PM

BY MAILCLICK HERE to download the form. Fill in the blanks, print it, sign it, fold and stamp it, and mail it to the Board of Election Commissioners. You may also deliver it in-person.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 29, 11:59 PM 

WITH A DEPUTY REGISTRAR: Register with any active deputy registrar who is affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization or another state-certified body.
Deadline: Tuesday, January 29

IN PERSON AT AN EARLY VOTING SITE: Bring 2 forms of ID to ANY early voting site in Chicago from February 11 through February 25 to register and vote same-day. You may register and vote at the Loop SuperSite as early as Thursday, January 17.

CLICK HERE for a list of all early voting sites and hours.
Registration Deadline: Monday, February 25

Art on theMart resumes in March 2019! Wish to submit your art?


What a fantastic inaugural season of Art on theMART! The work by our inaugural artists, Jan Tichy, Zheng Chongbin, Diana Thater, and Jason Salavon, was truly spectacular and helped take the Chicago skyline to new heights. Projections resume March 2019 – see you then!

Want to see your work across 2.5 acres of theMART’s façade? You still have time! Art on theMART, the world’s largest permanent digital art projection, is calling for entries from artists to be projected this March! Submissions are still open, learn more at

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Brott, Obscura Digital