My “Satellite Service Office” Summer Tour continues tomorrow morning, when I greet some of the 49th Ward’s newest residents.
I’ll be at the Loyola Avenue entrance to the Loyola “L” station tomorrow (Wednesday, June 13th), from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., greeting commuters and taking service requests. Most folks who use that entrance have lived in the 40th Ward, but the new ward boundaries now will put most of them in the 49th Ward.
Below is a copy of the new 49th Ward map (courtesy of community activist, Kyle Hillman). The red lines outline the old ward boundary. The shaded peach area with the green border represents the new boundaries.
For an interactive version of this map, as well as ward maps for the entire City (courtesy of WBEZ Radio),CLICK HERE.
As the map indicates, Rogers Park residents who live north of Albion west of Greenview and north of Devon east of Greenview will reside in the 49th Ward.
Although the switchover has not yet officially taken place (rumor has it that it will occur sometime this summer), I don’t want to waste any time introducing myself to my future constituents. 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor and I work well together and those who currently live in his ward, but will soon become members of the 49th Ward family, can be served by either one of us.
I already have made six stops on this summer’s Satellite Service Office tour and have ten more to go. In addition to tomorrow morning’s visit to the south entrance to the Loyola “L” station, my staff and I will be at the following locations on the dates and times indicated:
Thursday, June 14, 6:30-9:00 a.m., Jarvis “L” station
Friday, June 15, 6:30-9:00 a.m., CTA parking garage (Rogers and Paulina)
Saturday, June 16, 8:30-12 noon, Dominick’s Finer Foods (Gateway Centre)
Monday, June 18, 6:30-9:00 a.m., Metra station (Lunt entrance)
Tuesday, June 19, 6:30-9:00 a.m., Metra station (Greenleaf entrance)
Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-9:00 a.m., Dunkin Donuts, 6970 N. Clark
Thursday, June 21, 6:30-9:00 a.m. Starbuck’s, (Columbia and Sheridan)
Friday, June 22, 6:30-9:00 a.m. Gateway Centre Atrium (entrance to Bally’s Health Club)
Sunday, July 1, 8:30-12 noon, St. Jerome’s Church (Lunt and Paulina)
Please note that this schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other circumstances. I will send a supplemental e-mail if the schedule changes.
I look forward to seeing all my constituents, new and old alike!