Hello Sauganash Park,
We have had some scary news this past week with a home on Kedvale getting shot up. It’s been a hot discussion across the neighborhood and we empathize with your concerns. I personally have had several text threads going on the subject and live a block away.
It appears to be a targeted and isolated attack on an individual who resides at the address. The event being “isolated” does not make me feel any better, but it does mean we don’t have a turf war or a gang affiliation moving in the area.
We have been in touch with Commander Voulgaris and the Alderman’s office regarding the event. As we learn more or if there is an official statement, we will communicate it. The police are actively working this.
I also know the other concern is a new commander stepping in and having a less than ideal first impression at the community meeting this past week. It was a rough meeting to say the least and I don’t think they were anticipating the crowd. I have heard many complaints that I will pass along.
I can’t solve the crime, but what I can offer is OUR voice. The SPCA executive board will be meeting with the Commander for lunch shortly and we will express YOUR concerns candidly.
This is a scary event that happened in our backyard, but I am always amazed by the community banding together at times like these. This banding together gives me a pride of ownership and a firm belief that we will continue to be the best and one of the safest neighbors in the city.
We are here to help your voice be heard. Please email us at [email protected] with your concerns and we will relay the messages.
Congratulations to our 2017 Holiday Decorating Contest Winners!
1st. Place 6204 N. Keystone
2nd Place 6040 N. Tripp
3rd Place 4222 W. Glenlake Ave
Honorable Mentions: 6154 N. Keeler and 6248 N. Keeler
There were many decorated homes in the running, but unfortunately were not SPCA due paying members. Its never too late to become a member of this great community!
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Our hardworking Alderman Laurino has written a letter to us (residents of the 39th ward).
Check it out here.
Lead Level Water Testing Available
If you are concerned about the potential of elevated lead levels in your home’s water, you may wish to have your water tested.
Follow this link to find out how to request a water testing kit, how to arrange for collection by the Department of Water Management, and more
PETERSON AVENUE RESURFACING
BEGINS MONDAY 10/23
Alderman Laurino received the notice below regarding an upcoming resurfacing project in the 39th Ward on Peterson Ave. Please contact the 39th Ward Service Office with any questions relating to this project: (773) 736-5594.
“I would like to inform Alderman Laurino of an upcoming resurfacing project on West Peterson Avenue from Cicero Avenue to Lincoln Avenue. This work is part of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Arterial Street Resurfacing – North Area Project, in the 39th Ward.
Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin on October 23, 2017, pending clearance from and coordination with existing utilities, and weather permitting. Bigane Paving Company is the general contractor for this project and Wight & Company is providing resident engineering services for the Chicago Department of Transportation.
The work will include ADA sidewalk improvements, curb and gutter removal and replacement, bus pad construction, milling and paving the existing asphalt pavement, and striping.
During construction, temporary “No Parking” signs will be periodically installed as required for each activity listed above. These temporary signs will restrict parking during working hours, while adhering to rush hour restrictions, for the completion of the work. All work on this corridor is scheduled to be completed December 31, 2017.”
Commander Voulgaris of the 17th district addressed issues and concerns of car break-ins/garage at the SPCA meeting on September 19th.He advised to make sure your car is locked, and that your garage opener is not left in the car. Also, keep an eye on your catalytic converter, and always call 911 if you see something suspicious. He did report however that crime in beat 1711 is down! Recap of our meeting will be posted here soon.