Filming Notice – April 16 and 17

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month – Join in and make a difference!

Street Sweeping Began Monday, April 1st

Chicago’s annual street sweeping season began earlier this week and runs through mid-November or later, weather permitting. Throughout the season, the Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) deploys mechanical street sweepers at regularly scheduled times to clear debris from Chicago streets. Dozens of street sweepers have  begun to clear the debris and leaves that have accumulated during winter months on both residential and arterial streets.

Residents are reminded to check for the bright orange signs announcing temporary parking restrictions. These signs are posted two days prior to scheduled street sweeping events. Some streets also have permanently posted signs that specify a once-per-week period when parking is prohibited for street sweeping.

Residents can also track the City’s street sweeping fleet in real time through the Sweeper Tracker online tool.

For more information, or to view the 2024 street sweeping schedule, visit the DSS website. Residents can also call 311 or check Sweeper Tracker to find the dates and locations of street sweeping in their area.

18th Police District Council April Meeting

The 18th Police District Council April monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Arrive early at 5pm if you’d like a tour of the Anit-Cruelty Society!

Where:  Anti-Cruelty Society at 510 N. LaSalle Dr. Parking Information: The Anti-Cruelty Society’s parking lot is complimentary. Enter off Wells Street, immediately south of Grand Avenue.

GUEST SPEAKER:  Chief Tracy Senica, Juvenile Justice Division, Cook County State’s Attorney Office. Chief Senica will discuss the challenge of holding juveniles accountable for their actions while providing paths for safe and legal future.

RSVPs appreciated, but not required.

The 18th District Police Council acts as a bridge between the community and the police, voicing the community’s concerns, needs, and interests. The council works closely with local police and other authorities to improve safety and security in the district. View more here on


Register Today! Earth Day Clean-up in Montgomery Ward Park – April 20th






Jesse White Park – Spring Programs April 8 through June 9

Check out the Spring Programs offered at Jesse White Park beginning April 8 through June 8.

Coffee & Conversation with 18th District Commander – Thursday, March 21st 10:00 a.m.

Come and enjoy coffee and conversations with our  18th District Commander, Michael Barz.

When: Thursday, March 21st at 10:00 a.m.

Where: – Starbucks Reserve Roastery at 646 N. Michigan Avenue

Congratulations Anti-Cruelty celebrating 125 years!

Congratulations to Anti-Cruelty celebrating their 125th birthday! In celebration on March 7th, they unveiled their shortened name and introduced a new logo to go along with it. As they journeyed to their 125th year, they realized they had evolved as an organization and were no longer a society, but a movement. In addition to unveiling their new name and logo, today 42 Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly joined Anti-Cruelty President & CEO Tracy Elliott in the official naming of the East side of Grand Avenue between Wells and LaSalle as Honorary Rose Fay Thomas Way (Anti-Cruelty Founder). Thanks to generous donors, they have saved over 350,000 lives in the last 125 years. Find out more and donate at

20th Annual Run to Remember – Chicago Police Memorial Foundation

Register today for our 20th Annual Run to Remember on May 4th, 2024!  The Run to Remember is the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s annual 5K run/walk that raises funds to support families of fallen and catastrophically injured Chicago Police Officers.  To print a copy off this flyer CLICK HERE.

Join RNRA on Team Blue for Bauer. Let’s take home the trophy for our 18th District! Lets’s show our support!



Saturday May 4th, 2024


Gold Star Families Memorial & Park
1410 S Special Olympics Drive (formerly known as Museum Campus Drive)
Chicago, IL


  • 8:00 am – Race Begins
  • 9:30am Junior Jog on Great Lawn, in front of Waterwall
  • Immediately After Race – Onsite After Party on Stadium Green in front of stage

Support your local Firefighters! – Ignite the Spirit 2024 Calendar

Ignite the Spirit 2024 Calendar

Support your local Firefighters! The Ignite the Spirit 2024 Calendar is now available (Only $10!) Give back to those who selflessly and courageously serve our community. Ignite the Spirit is a charity established by the Chicago Fire Department. For more information, CLICK HERE.