Movie in the Park at Chippewa!

On July 19, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Please join Alderman Debra Silverstein on Monday, July 30 for the annual 50th Ward Movie in the Park celebration! The 50th Ward, along with State Senator Ira Silverstein, will be screening Trolls at Chippewa Park, 6748 N. Sacramento. The show is 92 minutes long and is rated PG. The movie begins at dusk, but the […]

CPS Makes Major Investment in 50th Ward Schools

On July 6, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

July 6, 2018 I am very excited to announce that the City of Chicago is making a major investment in our local, 50th Ward schools! Significant improvements are coming to Rogers Elementary School, Decatur Classical School, and Armstrong School of International Studies. I have been working on all of these project for a long time, […]

Get the New CityKey Municipal ID Card in the 50th Ward

On May 15, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

I am excited to announce that the City Clerk’s Office will be offering the new Chicago CityKey Municipal ID card at this year’s 50th Ward City Sticker Day on Wednesday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western. The CityKey is designed to help you unlock everything Chicago has to […]

4th Annual Silverstein Hiring Fair – Thursday, June 14

On May 15, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Please join me on Thursday, June 14 for the 4th Annual 50th Ward Hiring Fair, hosted together with State Senator Ira Silverstein and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Employers will join us at the Croatian Cultural Center, 2845 W. Devon, to seek qualified workers in a wide range of fields. The Hiring Fair will first open […]

City Sticker Day – Wednesday, June 6

On May 14, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Please join me for my annual City Sticker Day this year on Wednesday, June 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Warren Park, 6601 N. Western. The City Clerk has moved to year-round City Sticker sales, so the only people eligible for the ward sale this year are those whose stickers expire in June. […]

Finishing Touches on the Devon Streetscape

On May 6, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Capitol Cement has started work on the last steps of the Devon Avenue Streetscape. Besides for some minor landscaping and other miscellaneous work which is being started now, this multi-year project has been successfully completed. Over the last few years, Devon between Kedzie and Leavitt has undergone a sweeping transformation. The sidewalks are wider and decorated […]

Northtown Library and Senior Housing

On May 1, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Construction on the new library and senior housing facility at Pratt and Western is well underway. We held a groundbreaking ceremony in January of 2018 and the contractors, Powers & Sons, have been hard at work ever since. I first announced the new library together with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2016. The new, state-of-the-art facility is […]

Stone Park Is Now Open

On April 15, 2018, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

In October of 2017, I was joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly to officially open Bernard L. Stone Park! This new park, located at the southeast corner of Devon and McCormick, sits on the site of a former crumbling parking lot and now forms a vital link in the […]

50th Ward Library Survey

On March 20, 2017, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Dear Neighbor, The 50th Ward is finally getting a new library! The library should reflect the wishes and needs of the community, so we want your input. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions, and we will give your suggestions directly to the architects who are designing the new building. Together, we […]

Alderman Silverstein’s Cat Cafe Ordinance Passes City Council

On March 16, 2016, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

March 16. 2016 Today, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance introduced by Alderman Debra Silverstein (50th Ward) permitting the operation of an Animal Shelter Café. This new legislation will pave the way for Tree House Humane Society to open the City of Chicago’s first ever “Cat Café” in the West Ridge neighborhood. The newly […]

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