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2012 Sidewalk Cafe Application Package Now Availab: The Sidewalk Café Program Application Package for the 2012 Season is now available. The sidewalk café season begins on March 1st, and ends on December 1st. Sidewalk Café Permits have a 9 month term, and must be applied for, and issued, every year. Click here to learn more.
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311 Service Request Online: Report any city service need in your area. It is crucial to have the address of the service location before making the entry. Select Click here following this sentence. Search for the service category of the service needed. Select the category and follow the prompts. Click here to learn more.
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Animal Care & Control: Animal Care and Control (ACC) impounds approximately 20,000 animals a year. The average daily population is between 300 to 500 animals including dogs, cats, reptiles and others. As an open-door shelter, ACC never turns an animal away. ACC receives animals from 8a.m. until 10 p.m., 365 days a year. Click here to learn more.
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Block Party Permit: Congratulations! Organizing a Block Club Party is a great step in organizing and uniting your neighbors. Areas with organized block clubs improve the quality of life in their neighborhood. Call our office at 773-365-3535 for assistance on how to organize a Block Party
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Building Permits - When Do I Need One: Building permits give you, your insurance company, neighbors and the City assurance that specific minimum standards are met in constructing, repairing or altering your home or building by complying with the Chicago Building Code. These standards are intended to protect the integrity of the buildings, the welfare of the public and your safety. Click here to learn more.
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Business Affairs & Consumer Protection: The Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) ensures a fair and vibrant market place for both businesses and consumers. BACP licenses businesses and public vehicles, provides business education and access to resources, enforces the Municipal Code, and protects consumers from fraud. Click here to learn more.
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CAPS - FIND YOUR BEAT MEETING: Visit the Police Department web site to find your District, beat meeting in your neighborhood. Click here to learn more.
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Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS): Across the City, the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) partnership is tackling serious crime problems, as well as those neighborhood conditions that breed crime -- conditions such as abandoned buildings and vehicles, vacant lots, drug houses, and graffiti. By opening up the dialogue between police and community, CAPS is producing a number of important success stories at the neighborhood level. Click here to learn more.
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Chicago Pedestrian Plan: Description Click here to learn more.
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Chicago Public Schools: View quick facts about the Chicago Public Schools, including information about schools, students, employees and budget data. Click here to learn more.
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Citizens Utility Board: The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) nonprofit, nonpartisian organization that represents the interests of residential-utility customers of Click here to learn more.
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City Clerk Services: The City Clerk's Office offers a number of services, which include city sticker sales, residential parking permits and the issuance of passports, business licenses dog licenses and investigations. Click here to learn more.
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City Legislation: Information related to city ordinances and City Council. Click here to learn more.
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City Treasurer Office: Click around you will find information on the main functions of the Treasurer's Office, as well as tools to help you manage your personal finances. Small business owners will also find a wealth of information. Click here to learn more.
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Commission on Human Relations: The Commission on Human Relations promotes appreciation of Chicago's diversity and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Commissioners, advisory councils, and staff conduct pro-active programs of education, intervention, and constituency building to discourage bigotry and bring people from different groups together. The Commission enforces the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance, which prohibit discrimination within the city of Chicago in the following areas: * Housing * Employment * Credit Transactions * Bonding * Public Accommodations Click here to learn more.
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CPS Revised 2012 Calendar - Track E: Revised 2012-2013 Calendars Revised School Calendars Make Up for Days Lost to Strike Click here to learn more.
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CPS Revised 2012 Calendar - Track R: Revised 2012-2013 Calendars Revised School Calendars Make Up for Days Lost to Strike Click here to learn more.
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Election Judge Information: Every election, 12,500 election judges in about 2,000 suburban Cook County precincts make sure that polling place operations run smoothly and that elections are carried out fairly, honestly and accurately. Click here to learn more.
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Emergency Home Repair Assistance: EHAP is a program administered by the City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development (HED) that provides grants from $5,000 to $30,000 for very low-income owner occupants of 1-4 unit residential buildings for essential repairs. The program provides for the repair and/or replacement of heating systems, roofs and porches. Click here to learn more.
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Emergency Management & Communications: The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares Chicago for emergencies, provides assistance to people and institutions for disaster recovery, mitigates the effects of these events, and, whenever possible, prevents emergencies and disasters from occurring or worsening. The OEM is also Chicago’s liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Illinois Office of Emergency Management, as well as federal and state emergency management agencies. Click here to learn more.
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Environment: As of January 1, 2012, the Department of Environment no longer exists as a standalone unit. The integrated model that replaces it is critical to incorporate sustainability so that it is a part of every policy decision and capital investment. Starting in 2012, each department and sister agency will be engaged in creating a more sustainable Chicago. During this time of transition, we request your patience as Environment information is transferred to other departments. Webpages that have already been transferred are available at the following links. Please update your bookmarks accordingly: Click here to learn more.
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Explore Avondale Irving Park Area: Avondale has seen a recent influx of artists and young professionals attracted by affordable housing and its proximity to the Loop. Irving Park is largely residential, with many historically and architecturally notable homes that date back to the Victorian era. Click here to learn more.
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Explore Chicago Logan Square: Logan Square is an area steeped in history. Nowhere in the city is its famed boulevard system better represented. Click here to learn more.
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Explore Humboldt Park: The neighborhood’s 207-acre namesake public park, designed by noted landscape architect Jens Jensen, provides a perfect setting for outdoor recreation Click here to learn more.
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Explore Old Irving Park: Visit the original John Gray Farmhouse, at 4016 W. Belle Plaine Ave., and Schurz High School, at 3601 N. Milwaukee Ave. Click here to learn more.
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Facade Rebate Program Apply Now: The Facade Rebate Program offers rebates to eligible commercial and industrial businesses and property owners who are willing to complete qualified facade rehabilitation projects. An eligible 'facade' is the front face or elevation of the building, which typically faces the street and contains windows and the principal entrance to the building. Click here to learn more.
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Health: The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to make our city a healthy place for everyone.. Click here to learn more.
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Housing: CHA is the largest owner of rental housing in the city of Chicago, providing homes to more than 50,000 families and individuals, while supporting healthy communities in neighborhoods all across the city. CHA has almost 9,500 apartments in buildings designated for seniors and more than 7,000 units of family housing. It also oversees the administration of 35,000 Housing Choice Vouchers that allow low-income families to rent in the private market. Click here to learn more.
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Human Services: The Health and Human Services (HHS) unit of the Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology provides assistance to Human Infrastructure departments that provides direct services to residents of the City of Chicago. As business polices and procedures are developed by the various departments, the HHS unit identifies software solutions to meet their business needs. By functioning as a Business Development Management partner, we work to ensure departments are meeting their outcomes for families in the most cost effective ways. Click here to learn more.
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Logan Square Library: 3030 W. Fullerton, (312)744-5295 Click here to learn more.
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Park District: The Chicago Park District manages the following parks in the 35th Ward: Athletic Field Park, Avondale Park, Palmer Square Park, and Unity Park. Click here to learn more.
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People with Disablilities: The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live and work in Chicago. MOPD’s goal is to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation. Click here to learn more.
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Polling Place: Check Your Registration/Find Polling Place/ Sample ballots are available by entering your voter address and last name. Click here to learn more.
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Recycling Block Captain Volunteer Here: Give as little or as much of your time as you're able. In exchange, we provide you with: Click here to learn more.
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Recycling Pick-Up Schedule + Map: The citywide recycling schedule for residents who presently receive Blue Cart pick-up is now available. SELECT document icon on bottom left hand side. Click here to learn more.
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Register To Vote: Register to Vote/Change of Address. In Chicago, voters may register or change the address on their registrations. Click here to learn more.
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Residential Parking - What Is My Zone Number?: Residential parking permit (RPP) zones limit parking to residents and their guests during specified hours. This program helps to ensure that residents of densely populated areas have reasonable access to parking near their residences. Vehicles parked in an RPP zone must display an RPP annual permit or daily pass on their windshield or they may be ticketed. Motorcycles and scooters may park in RPP zones without displaying an annual or visitor residential parking permit. Click here to learn more.
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Residential Parking Guest Passes: Now Available for purchase at Alderman Rey Colon's office. Alderman Colon has made arrangements with the City Clerk's office to make guest passes available to Chicago residents at the Ward Office located at 2710 N. Sawyer Ave. Residential Parking Zone Guest Passes are $8 for a book of 15 passes. Limit of 2 books per month. Guest passes expire on June 30. We are located at 2710 N. Sawyer Avenue. Guest Pass sale hours are Mon. - Fri. 10am-5:30pm. You can purchase via cash or credit card.
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RetroFit Chicago: Single Family Residential Partnership Click here to learn more.
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Revenue : The Chicago Department of Revenue is responsible for collecting a variety of City receivables while providing superior customer service. Click here to learn more.
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Rodent Control Information: What you need to know, what you need to do Click here to learn more.
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SBIF - Small Business Increment Fund: The SBIF program uses tax increment financing (TIF) revenues to help owners of commercial and industrial properties within specific TIF districts to repair or remodel their facilities for their own business or on behalf of tenants. Click here to learn more.
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SBIF - SomerCor: SBIF applications are selected on a first come first served basis, unless a lottery is needed in a district. The grant is processed by SomerCor 504, Inc., a federally certified Small Business Administration lender. Click here to learn more.
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Senior Services: The department’s Senior Services Area Agency on Aging administrates a variety programs designed to address the diverse needs and interests of older Chicagoans, from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound. The agency operates six Regional Senior Centers that act as community focal points for information and assessment, and provide senior services in health and fitness, education and recreation. It also partners with non-profit groups to operate ten satellite senior centers that offer information and assessments as well as opportunities for cultural enrichment, health and fitness, and education. Click here to learn more.
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Street Sweeping Map & Schedule: Street Sweeping begins in April and ends in November weather permitting. Find out when the Street Sweeper will be in your area. Street sweeping signs posted on your block are enforced from April 1st to November 30th, weather permitting. The ward is divided into color coded sections for street sweeping. First identify by your home address your assigned section number on the map. Then, scroll down to find your section number. Upon reaching your section number you will see every month and date the sweeper will be in your area aection. You can acquire a printable map and schedule. Go to our Printable Documents folder. Then, click on 2014 Street Sweeping Map & Schedule. Click here to learn more.
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Streets & Sanitation: The Department of Streets & Sanitation handles and average of one million service requests per year, each one making a difference in our communities. You can contact our Ward Superintendent Raul Roldan at 312-744-0227 Click here to learn more.
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Sustainable Back Yard Program: Participate in Chicago's Sustainable Backyards Program, an educational and incentive program that highlights the many ways Chicago residents can create more environmentally-friendly landscapes in their yards. Click here to learn more.
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Tax Assistance Center: The Chicago Tax Assistance Center provides Chicago residents with assistance and advice on a number of tax related issues, including: help with filing federal and state income taxes; advice on appealing property tax assessments; applying for the Earned Income Tax Credit; and administering the City of Chicago Property Tax Relief Program. Click here to learn more.
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Traffic Calming - Street Speed Humps: Please contact our office for information on how to get traffic calming in your block. You can reach us at 773-365-3535. Click here to learn more.
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Transportation: The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is responsible for public way infrastructure, including planning, design, construction, maintenance and management. CDOT handles: •street, alley, sidewalk, and curb and gutter construction and maintenance •bridge and viaduct construction and maintenance •public way inspections and permitting •signs and pavement markings •traffic signals and streetlights •red-light camera enforcement •traffic engineering •planter and median construction and maintenance •bicycle and pedestrian programs •ground-transportation planning Click here to learn more.
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Utilities: You can contact our office at 773-365-3535 with any utility service request pertaining to: People's Gas, ComEd, AT&T and Comcast
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Warming Centers in Chicago: DFSS Warming Centers Weathering the Winter Keep Warm and Safe This Winter Season Bitter cold temperatures are more than an inconvenience; they pose a serious threat to health and safety. The City of Chicago has many services available to help residents weather the winter months. Click here to learn more.
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Water Management: The Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering close to 1 billion gallons of fresh pure water to the residents of Chicago and 125 suburban communities everyday. We are also responsible for removing the waste water and storm runoff from the streets of Chicago, via our sewer system and delivering the effluent for treatment to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. This is all accomplished through a network of purification plants, tunnels, pumping stations, water mains, sewer mains, valves and structures that require constant upkeep and maintenance. Click here to learn more.
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Workforce Development: Services: Find Dislocated Worker Benefits Find Employment Services for Ex-Offenders Find More Information About the City of Chicago’s Workforce Development Programs Find a Business-Based Workforce Center Workforce Centers Workshop Schedule Click here to learn more.
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Youth Services: DFSS’ opportunities for growth continue into the adolescent and teen years through the department’s range of youth services. DFSS supports thousands out-of-school time opportunities that allow youth to explore their talents and continue learning outside of the classroom. The department also encourages young people to explore career development and gain marketable workforce skills through employment programs such as the Youth Workforce Investment Act program and Mayor Daley’s Youth Ready Chicago summer employment program. Click here to learn more.
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Zoning and Land Use Planning: The Land Use Planning and Policy Division develops and implements citywide and neighborhood land use plans and manages the Chicago Plan Commission. It also reviews planned developments, lakefront protection applications, and proposed zoning changes in industrial corridors. Click here to learn more.
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Zoning Map: This interactive mapping website allows users to determine the zoning classification for any area of the City. Users are allowed to search by specific address, intersection or by ward. The map provides information from a variety of City agencies and is presented in a format that is easy to navigate. Click here to learn more.
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Zoning Reference Guide: The License / Zoning Reference (LZR) Guide is based on the Chicago Municipal Code and is intended to assist business owners in determining the proper zoning district and primary business license for specific business types. The LZR Guide summarizes zoning classification and business licensing requirements for common business types, but it is not a comprehensive listing. In order to properly assess your full business license application needs, please make an appointment with a Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) Business Consultant. Click here to learn more.
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35th Ward Community Service Office | 2710 N. Sawyer Ave. | Chicago, IL 60647
Email: ward35@cityofchicago.org | Phone: 773-365-3535 | Fax: 773-365-7391

Office Hours: Monday 10:00 am - 7:45 pm (Ward Night 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm) | Tuesday to Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Ward office is closed on holidays.
© 2014 Alderman Rey Colon ~ for more information please call us at (773) 365-3535 or email rey@reycolon.org.