A Night in Hollywood – Saturday, June 9 – Supporting Gilda’s Club Chicago

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Erie-LaSalle Body Shop and Genesis Electric & Technologies present:  A Night in Hollywood supporting Gilda’s Club Chicago

Saturday, June 9 –   7:00 p.m. to midnight at The Montgomery Club – 500 W. Superior, Chicago.

OEMC’s Private Sector Camera Initiative

Alderman Reilly is pleased to announce that the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) has launched its “Private Sector Camera Initiative.”

OEMC provides citizens of Chicago with prompt and reliable 9-1-1 service for police, fire and emergency medical services, and coordinates major emergency response.

The program aims to link private sector camera systems with OEMC’s state-of-the-art video surveillance network. OEMC is seeking to gain access to exterior cameras on the public way, and camera feeds will only be viewed during emergency situations and active criminal investigations.

Alderman Reilly strongly encourages condominium associations, rental buildings, and local businesses to participate in the “Private Sector Camera Initiative.” The program will help the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to make arrests in real-time and deter criminal activity.

Please contact OEMC at (312) 746-9111 if you would like to  participate in this public safety initiative. For more information, click on the following links to download the Private Sector Camera Brochure  and visit OEMC’s website

Alderman Reilly is committed to advocating for new methods that enhance public safety in your neighborhood and will continue to fight for more resources that help supplement the Chicago Police Department’s good work.

 Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports:  4/6/18

Chicago Recipes-Chicago Help Initiative Gala – Thursday, June 7

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Operation Home Edition – How to Buy and Sell a Home

An Evening with Industry Experts on How to Buy and Sell a Home

When: Monday, April 23rd @ 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Pinstripes, 435 E Illinois Ave.

Who Should Attend: Anyone interested in talking to real estate experts about the home buying and selling process.

What you can expect: Attendees will rotate through 15 minute stations to speak with real estate industry experts including a lender, appraiser, attorney, realtor, home inspector, and title company representative.

Come prepared to: Ask specific questions, request additional information, and get started on purchasing or selling a home at this informational event!

Who you’ll meet:

Sandy Federici, Mortgage Loan Officer, First Northern Credit Union
Pam and Bill Tuggle, Broker Associates, @Properties
Luke Tomaszewski, Appraiser, Evaluation Zone
Ian Schlueter, Executive/Realtor Relations, Chicago Title
Jonathan Rosen, Attorney, Pokorny & Marks LLC
Ernest McElwee, Home Inspector, Phoenix Real Estate Solutions

Please RSVP by clicking HERE

Seasonal Street Sweeping Begins April 1!

The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) will resume their seasonal street sweeping schedule, which lasts from April 1 to mid-November.  DSS fleet of street sweepers help to keep streets clean and prevent dirt and debris from entering the sewer system – ultimately allowing for better drainage during a rain storm.

Click on the following link to view the 42nd Ward’s Street Sweeping Map, which corresponds with the Street Sweeping Schedule.

Residents are asked to be mindful of all temporary and permanent street sweeping parking restriction signage. To ensure curb-to-curb street cleaning, bright orange temporary parking restrictions are posted the day before sweeping service is scheduled to begin on any street.  Some streets have permanent signage that specifies a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.

Please take care to read all posted parking restriction signs and be aware that street cleaning signs take precedence over other posted signs on the street. On street cleaning days, the streets should be kept clear of vehicles from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vehicles that violate street-sweeping restrictions will be issued a citation and possible tow.

New Sweeper Tracker App Available for Residents!
A new online tool that allows residents to track the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) street sweepers in real time. The new Sweeper Tracker App includes the upcoming season’s neighborhood cleaning schedules, which begin April 1.

Beginning Monday, DSS street sweepers will be working to clear litter and debris that has accumulated during winter months from residential and arterial streets across the City.

Residents can view these efforts here. The technology builds off the success of the City’s Plow tracker, which is activated during snow events to show the fleet of salt spreaders in real time.

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 3/30/18

Alderman Reilly’s Condominium Owners’ Privacy Ordinance Passed

Alderman Reilly is very pleased to report that the Chicago City Council voted on Wednesday to approve his Condominium Owners’ Privacy Ordinance, which was co-sponsored by Alderman Hopkins and Alderman Smith. The ordinance invokes Chicago’s “Home Rule Authority” to overrule Section 19(a)(7) of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, which forces condominium associations to share the personal phone numbers and email addresses of all unit owners upon written request by a unit owner.

Alderman Reilly sponsored the ordinance after receiving correspondence from numerous condominium associations and hundreds of 42nd Ward constituents who expressed concerns about privacy under the new State law.

Alderman Reilly believes that the Illinois State Legislature had good intentions when enacting this section of the Illinois Condominium Property Act, which sought to connect unit owners. Unfortunately, as written, the legislation mandates the release of personal contact information to unit owners, and creates significant privacy concerns.

Alderman Reilly’s ordinance prevents homeowner’s associations from sharing unit owners’ personal cell phone numbers and email addresses unless a 2/3 majority of the association votes to allow for the sharing of that personal information. The Condominium Owner’s Privacy Ordinance will take effect on April 18, 2018.

Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul has also proposed legislation to amend the Illinois Condominium Property Act (SB0572). Senator Raoul’s amendment eliminates the requirement of condominium associations to share unit owners’ private contact information.Alderman Reilly supports Senator Raoul’s amendment and hopes it will be scheduled for a full vote in the near future.

Alderman Reilly would like to thank residents who contacted our office about this very serious privacy concern.

In win for condo owners worried about privacy, City Council adopts ordinance shielding personal info

Source:  Alderman Reilly Reports 3/30/18

Maria Pappas: $94 million in property tax refunds available on new website

Cook County property owners can recover $94.1 million in tax overpayments by going to cookcountytreasurer.com.

The money is unclaimed even though since 2009 nearly $544 million in overpayments has been refunded or prevented by the Treasurer’s Office.

Because refund claims often are disputed among different payers, including mortgage companies, banks, buyers and sellers, the application requires proof that the refund applicant paid the taxes.

Pappas has revamped cookcountytreasurer.com so that property owners can now search by address as well as Property Index Number (PIN) and get an instantaneous response for available refunds going back 20 years.

The redesigned site puts key information about your property in a single place. To see if you are entitled to a refund, go to the website:
•  Select “Your Property Tax Overview”
•  Search by address or by Property Index Number (PIN)
•  Look for the results under “Are There Any Overpayments on Your PIN?”
•  Complete the online application if you believe you are entitled to a refund

By Illinois law, the total annual payout of refunds that arose before 2009 is capped at $2.5 million. The money available for refund has been distributed to Taxing Districts. If a refund is granted, the Treasurer’s Office recovers the money from the appropriate local government.


Source:  Alderman Walter Burnette 3/28/18 Newsletter

A Citizen’s Guide to 911 Caller Anonymity


Brothers in Blue – May 10 – Join the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation



Join the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation on May 10th to celebrate our Brothers in Blue!

Thursday, May 10th
Shore Club Chicago
At North Avenue Beach
1603 N Lake Shore Drive

Three hour premium open bar
Come take pictures with the Bluesmobile!
Silent auction will open on Monday, May 7th at 11am so you can start bidding early!

1 for you, 1 for Blue – $150 — purchases a ticket for you and one for us to give to an officer!

Individual Tickets – $75 before April 10,
$95 between April 11 and May 9,
$110 at the door
Purchase Tickets!


Help The Chicago Police Department Paint the Town Blue! From May 10-17 Paint the Town Blue! Businesses all over the city will be selling blue and gold stars to proudly display their support of Chicago Police Families. Want to get involved? Contact Bridget for more information.

Since 2007, Total amount of assistance given to Chicago Police families in need is $9.4 million.

Donate Now!

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 1407 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607

The Cook County Treasurer’s Annual Tax Sale – May 4, 2018

Are you in jeopardy of having your taxes sold at the next Annual Tax Sale on May 4, 2018.

In many cases, some individuals are considered “most vulnerable” based on prior tax sale history and because they may not even be aware of their delinquency.   These individuals have not updated their mailing address with the Treasurer’s office, and as a result, the U.S. Postal Service returned their tax bill “undeliverable.”

Visit www.cookcountytreasurer.com or call (312) 443-5100 if you have questions pertaining to whether you are up-to-date on your tax payments.

If a recent change of address is the cause for missed correspondence from the Treasurer’s office, you can submit the  Name or Address Change Form, if a corrected address is found for a taxpayer.  This will ensure the Cook County Treasurer has your  up-to-date addresses for future mailings.  This form should be completed, notarized and emailed back to the Cook County Treasurer at the address given on the form.