Special Note – This is posted simply because Park Tower is located in the 48th Ward, for which Harry Osterman is Alderman, and because it has information relevant to the community, neighborhood and City. It is not intended to imply support for any political party or cause.
“September 1, 2017
Thank you for helping to make this a fun and safe summer in the 48th Ward. Please see our annual summer video below, highlighting this year’s many fun events (click on image). We deeply appreciate our community partners who helped make this year’s series of Safe Summer Nights the best yet!
Last night was the final Argyle Night Market of the year. This event has grown each year, and this summer more than 35,000 neighbors, Chicagoans, and visitors came out to enjoy this weekly event, which benefits the local business and the community at-large. Congratulations to Uptown United on a successful fifth year of the Argyle Night Market!
Tonight is First Fridays in Andersonville. As you kick off the last weekend of summer, please head over to Clark St. to enjoy some of the special offers and entertainment local businesses have lined up for tonight. Click here for a full rundown of tonight’s event.
Earlier this week the Illinois General Assembly passed and the Governor signed new school funding legislation, an important step toward adequately funding our schools. This legislation will provide an additional $450 million to Chicago Public Schools and puts in place a framework to increase funding for CPS over future years. This additional funding will help local schools in our community. This compromise legislation regrettably includes a $75 million tax credit program supported by Governor Rauner. There is also an expected property tax increase in Chicago in order to stabilize teachers’ pensions. Thank you to State Senator Heather Steans, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, and State Representative Greg Harris for their diligent work and dedication on these issues. Please join me on Thursday, September 7, 6pm at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood, for a School Funding Town Hall. Hear from CPS and state representatives about how the state budget will impact funding at Chicago Public Schools. Click here for more information…”
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