Friday is the last day you can vote early in the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Election, and I’m hosting a special Follow Me on Friday to mark the occasion.
It all takes place this Friday, May 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greeview (at Jarvis), and then join me for fried chicken and liquid refreshments (including margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks).
This is the second 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.
Of course, the official Election Day is this Saturday, May 7th, 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 on the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Process (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 businesses. Each week on my Facebook page, I post the name and location of a local restaurant, pub or business 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; RoPa Restaurant and Wine Bar, 1146 W. Pratt; 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; theMorseland, 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; Duke’s Bar, 6920 N. Glenwood; CoOffice Connect, 1409 W. Morse; Hamilton’s Bar & Grill, 6341 N. Broadway; Fabi’s, 7124 N. Clark; Chez Violette, 2311 W. Howard; the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood; Shabuka Indian Grill, 6604 N. Sheridan; the Buffalo Bar at the Heartland Cafe, 7000 N. Glenwood; Bruno and Tim’s Lounge, 6562 N. Sheridan; and the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse.
I hope to see you this Friday, 5-7 p.m., at my Ward Service Office!