It all takes place this Friday, April 27th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis), and then join me for fried chicken and liquid refreshments (including margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks).
This is the third year of my “participatory budgeting process” in which I give residents of the 49th Ward the power to determine by direct vote how to spend the ward’s $1 million infrastructure budget. Come vote for the ward improvement projects you would most like to see implemented this year and then join us for some food and refreshments.
If you can’t make it for my Follow Me on Friday event, or you simply don’t feel like socializing, that’s ok. Early voting is taking place until 6 p.m. today (Thursday) at my Ward Office and tomorrow (Friday) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can also vote early today (Thursday), from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., outside the Lunt Avenue entrance to the Morse “L” station.
Of course, the official Election Day is this Saturday, April 28th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark. In order to vote, you will need proof of residency (e.g., driver’s license, state ID, signed lease, etc.).
For additional resources to help you make an educated vote, click on the links below:
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED PROJECTS:
VIDEO, IN WHICH COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES DESCRIBE THE PROPOSALS (5 minutes):
Follow Me on Friday is one of my efforts to encourage my constituents to sample some of the 49th Ward’s finest restaurants, pubs and community organizations. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or organization where I’ll be hanging out after work on Friday. The establishment offers specials for all my Facebook followers and their friends. It’s a great opportunity for you to check out one of the fine local 49th Ward businesses you may not have visited before.
Previous Follow Me on Friday locations include Mullen’s Bar and Grill, 7301 N. Western; Act One Cafe, 1330 W. Morse; Ethiopian Diamond II,7537 N. Clark; Waterfront Cafe, 6219 N. Sheridan; Good To Go Jamaican Cuisine & Fruit Bar, 1947 W. Howard; the Morseland, 1218 W. Morse; the Caribbean American Bakery, 1539 W. Howard; Chuckie’s, 1412 W. Morse; Gruppo di Amici, 1508 W. Jarvis; the Red Line Tap, 7006 N. Glenwood; Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood;Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse; the Common Cup, 1501 W. Morse; The Fish Keg, 2233 W. Howard; La Cazuela, 6922 N. Clark; Sweet Attila’s and The Growling Rabbit, 6981 N. Sheridan; Jenny’s Gourmet Restaurant, 1642 W. Howard; the Grill Inn, 1422 W. Morse; El Famous Burrito, 7047 N. Clark; the New 400 Theaters, 6746 N. Sheridan; the Sidecar Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood;Rogers Park Fine Wine and Spirits, 6733 N. Clark; the Poitin Stil, 1502 W. Jarvis; and Felice’s Roman Style Pizza, 6441 N. Sheridan Rd.
I hope to see you this Friday, 5-7 p.m., at my Ward Service Office!