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39th Ward Newsletter
July 30, 2020

Dear neighbor,

It is not too late to complete the 2020 Census! If you have yet to do so, I encourage you to take the next five minutes to fill out the Census. To complete the Census, visit my2020census.gov or call 844.330.2020.

The 39th Ward's response rate ranks 14th out of 50 wards. In the 39th Ward:

  • 64.7% of our community has responded;
  • 7,921 households have not responded.

It is my goal to have the highest response rate out of all 50 Wards. If you have already completed the 2020 Census, thank you, and please encourage your family and friends to do the same.

My office is here to serve you. While we are not yet open to the public, we are open virtually Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As always, feel free to reach out to my office with any questions, comments, or concerns at Ward39@CityOfChicago.org or at 773.736.5594.

I wish you all good health and safety.

Very truly yours,

Alderman Samantha Nugent

News from the 39th Ward

Bring it to Bryn Mawr
Thank you to our partners from the North Park Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood-North Park Community Association for hosting another great neighborhood clean-up event.
Old Irving Park Association 
Thank you to our friends at OIPA for a great ice cream social at Belding School! We were grateful to have the opportunity to share a frozen treat with friends (socially distanced, of course).
Korean Business Community
Earlier this week we hosted Deputy Mayor Susan Lee, Albany Park Community Center's Director of Business Planning and Development, Jin Lee, and leaders from the Korean Business Community to discuss ways we can work together moving forward.
Hollywood stars return to Chicago skies this summer, as Movies in the Parks brings big-screen entertainment to local parks for the twentieth season. 

Public health guidelines, including a face mask requirement and a 100 person capacity, will be strictly enforced to ensure the health & safety of all who attend. Please review the health guidelines all movie patrons must follow.  Park fieldhouses and restrooms will not be open during the movies.

The Lion King


Thursday, July 30th at 8:15 p.m.

Sauganash Park

5861 North Kostner Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646

Toy Story 4

Thursday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m.


Peterson Park
5801 North Pulaski Avenue
Chicago, IL 60646
Movie Line-Up
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News from the City of Chicago

Senior Hours for City Stickers

The Office of the City Clerk is working to ensure residents can obtain city services safely and efficiently. On Tuesday, August 4thfrom 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the Clerk's Office will host a designated senior hour for individuals 65 and older at the Gale Street Satellite Office (5430 West Gale Street).
Friday, July 31st at 9:30 a.m.
Power in the Pivot: Finding Answers through People and Partnerships
 Presented by Nikki Bravo, Executive Director of Ignite Technology and Innovation
As a small business or entrepreneur, you don’t always know what you don’t know. This webinar will discuss how relationships and collaborations lead to asking the right questions, accessing valuable resources, and revealing new business opportunities.
Register for Friday Webinar

News from City Partners

Chicago voters can now apply to vote by mail for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Those who apply now will be first in line to receive ballots when ballot mailings start in late September and early October. To apply to vote by mail, click below!
Apply to Vote By Mail
Chicago's parks need you to PITCH IN! In partnership with the Chicago Park District, the Chicago Parks Foundation is leading a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep our parks clean all summer long.

Community members, neighborhood organizations, local businesses—all are welcome to form a clean-up group and adopt a park for the summer. 

The Chicago Parks Foundation will provide you with trash pick-up supplies and safety guidelines to make it happen. There are 600+ parks throughout the city, and they all need us to pitch in! 
Click Here to Pitch in for the Parks
Expanding Bike Share to All Chicagoans
In partnership with Lyft, Divvy has commenced a major expansion and technology upgrade. Currently, Divvy serves about two-thirds of the city’s population and 40% of the city’s geography; however, after the expansion is completed, Divvy will be in all 50 Wards.

Additionally, the expansion will include new electric assist bikes (E-bikes). The expansion will begin in July and August 2020 on the South Side and then move into the West and Northwest side neighborhoods in 2021 and 2022. Riders will have the option to choose a classic pedal bike or upgrade to an E-bike that includes an additional per-minute fee. However, E-bikes will be priced the same as classic pedal bikes in Zone 2 (see the below map), which includes the Divvy expansion areas and areas with less station density.
Introducing Learn in Shelter Program
Created in light of the pandemic, Learn in Shelter offers help to K–12 students with tutoring services led by qualified tutors over Zoom in a wide array of academic subjects, including Math, Science, English, History, Foreign Language, and Computer Science. 

Students are coming together on online platforms to support each other. Learn In Shelter's mission is simple: to provide free, high-quality tutoring for students in need. 
Sign Up for Tutoring or Volunteering
Save Your Ash Trees

North River Commission has partnered with a treatment supplier and several approved vendors to provide an affordable opportunity for residents, block clubs, and civic organizations to treat parkway ash trees in their community.

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