My 49th Ward Service Office will be CLOSED for the holidays from Monday, December 23rd, at 2 p.m. to Thursday, January 2nd, at 9 a.m.
Though the Ward Service Office will be closed, the City of Chicago will continue to provide 49th Ward residents with garbage pick-up and other routine city services, with the exceptions of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Snow removal and other emergency services always will be provided regardless of the holidays.
For non-emergency city service requests during the holiday week, email or call my office and leave a message (email:firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 773-338-5796). We will return your email or telephone message promptly on Thursday, January 2nd, and address your issue then. If you have a city service request that requires immediate attention, please call 311. Of course, if you have a police, fire, or medical emergency, you should always call 911.
The past year has been challenging at times for the 49th Ward staff, but we have persevered. And though our neighborhood has also faced challenges from time to time, the overall trend is one of continued revitalization and growth.
As we celebrate the holidays, let’s take a moment to count our blessings. We live in one of the most dynamic and exciting neighborhoods in the country, a community that continues to undergo positive change. I continue to believe I have one of the best jobs imaginable and I look forward to working with you to make 2014 the best year yet for the 49th Ward!
I hope that the year ahead is filled with hope, health and happiness for you and your family.
On behalf of myself, my family and my tireless and dedicated staff–Betsy Vandercook, Michael Land, Wayne Frazier, Ann Hinterman, Cecilia Salinas and Bob Fuller–I wish you a blessed holiday season and a wonderful and prosperous New Year!