"Safety. On advice from the police, in agreement with the Parks Department, the basketball hoops at the Broncho Billy Park located at 4437 N. Magnolia Ave. have been removed. The police recommended this change to help alleviate accelerated gang activity in the area. I am working with the area youth programs to use the basketball courts at Chase Park, Clarendon Park, Uplift High School, and the boys and Girls Club on Sheridan. The Broncho Billy Park is still open for children twelve and under and their adult guardians.
I am working with my staff on identifying areas in the 46th Ward with high rates of crime. I have been meeting with Commander Boehmer, Commander Moy, schools, businesses, nearby Aldermen, CAPS, and neighborhood organizations to address the root causes and create a plan of action for a safer neighborhood.
46th Ward Office Hours. I am committed to make sure that I have every opportunity to hear from you. With that in mind, I want you to have our new office schedule so you can plan your time to come in and see us. As of next Monday, June 20 our hours are as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Wednesday - 9:00am to 7:00pm
- Friday and Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00pm (noon)"