Welcome to the 2nd Ward! I am proud to represent a ward that is experiencing tremendous growth and increased community involvement. We are uniting neighbors to work towards the common goal of making this the best Ward in the City of Chicago!
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Alderman Fioretti held his 2nd Ministers Breakfast
Since taking office in May at Revival Fellowship Church located at 2810 W. Washington. Reverend Jackson of Revival Fellowship hosted the breakfast. City Treasurer Stephanie Neely spoke to the assembly of ministers regarding the foreclosure crisis in Chicago. The Alderman along with the City Treasurer’s office will host a series of workshops aimed to help people who are in or near foreclosure. The first foreclosure workshop will be held at Revival Fellowship Church on February 25th at 6pm.
Keeping up with campaign promises
Last year’s aldermanic elections resulted in some new faces taking over for incumbent aldermen who were voted out by their constituents. In the 2nd Ward, that is precisely what happened when Robert Fioretti won the run-off election in April 2007. Since beginning his four-year aldermanic term in late May 2007, he has been working to fulfill his campaign promises, some of which include communication with residents and sensible and environmentally-friendly development. Residents and officials in the South Loop said he has been doing a good job so far. Click here for more…
Rush seeks $75 mil in TIF funds
The Central West TIF district may be expanded to include Rush University Medical Center if an amendment proposed by the city is passed. Rush is seeking $75 million in TIF funds for redevelopment. A community meeting was held on Tuesday at the Phoenix Military School, at 125 S. Campbell, to inform those living in the Central West Tax Increment Financing district of the proposed amendment. Click here for more….
Alderman Fioretti with Rev. Jesse Jackson take on chicago foreclosures
Alderman Bob Fioretti, Alderman Ed Smith and Rev. Jessie Jackson with Operation Rainbow Push members addressing the foreclosure epidemic at a press conference held Sunday, December 2, 2007. In the first half of 2007 the 2nd Ward had 133 foreclosure cases and the 28th Ward had 190. The City of Chicago total had 6,339 Click here for more…
Aldermen Get First-Hand Look At Mail Delivery
Postal carriers on Wednesday are dealing with the busiest mail delivery day of the year, and some will be accompanied by Chicago aldermen on their routes. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, on Wednesday morning Ald. Ed Smith (28th) will leave from the post office at 4222 W. Madison St. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood with a mail carrier. Click here for more..
Beginning the Week of March 10th, the Bureau of Electricity will begin a Capital Improvement project for new street lighting:
Laflin from Van Buren to Madison
Adams from Ashland to Laflin
Bridge Closed – Jackson Street Bridge
March 28th from 9:30AM — 2PM
Bridge Closed – Roosevelt Street Bridge
March 27th 12:01AM — 5PM
2ndWard Service Office
429 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605
phone: (312) 263-9273
fax: (312) 786-1736
City Hall Office
Room 300 Office 02
121 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602
phone: (312) 744-6836
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