Phase 1 of the Devon Avenue Streetscape

On May 24, 2013, in Uncategorized, by 50th Ward

Friday, May 24, 2013 On Monday, Alderman Debra Silverstein and the Chicago Department of Transportation publicly presented the plans for the first phase of the Devon Avenue Streetscape. The first phase will redevelop Devon Avenue between Sacramento Avenue and California Avenue. The project is scheduled to start later this year and will make Devon safer, […]

View the Devon streetscape proposal

On December 18, 2012, in Devon, Economic Development, Safety, by 50th Ward

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Last week, Alderman Debra Silverstein publicly presented for the first time the long-anticipated proposal to redevelop Devon Avenue from Kedzie Avenue to Leavitt Street. The project scheduled to start in 2013 will make Devon safer, brighter, greener and more beautiful. Highlights include brand new infrastructure, street furniture and decorations to identify […]

50th Ward public safety sting nets dozens of arrests

On October 24, 2012, in Police, Safety, by 50th Ward

Sting a collaboration among Ald. Debra Silverstein, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and 24th District Chicago Police Commander James Roussell For more information, call 773-262-1050 As part of her ongoing commitment to combating crime in the 50th Ward, today Alderman Debra Silverstein organized a multi-jurisdictional taskforce operation, together with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and […]

Silverstein announces community gathering for Mora family

On July 20, 2012, in Parks, Police, Safety, by 50th Ward

Alderman Debra Silverstein today released the following statement regarding a community gathering to recognize 50th Ward resident Delfino Mora and his family: Dear Neighbors, I want to start by expressing my condolences to the Mora Family. Delfino Mora was an immigrant from Mexico, a father of 12 and a grandfather of 23 children. He came […]

Silverstein, Emanuel sponsor ordinance to warn first responders of hazardous buildings

On June 27, 2012, in Legislation, Safety, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Firefighters, police officers and emergency responders will be warned prior to entering dangerous, abandoned buildings in the City of Chicago, under a new proposal sponsored by 50th Ward Alderman Debra Silverstein and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The City Council voted to approve the proposal on Wednesday. The hazardous buildings ordinance calls for […]

Chicago becomes the first major U.S. city to ban minors from using tanning salons

On June 6, 2012, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 The Chicago City Council voted today to pass an ordinance to ban minors under the age of 18 from using tanning beds in Chicago salons. City leaders voted overwhelmingly in support of ordinance. A total of 38 aldermen co-signed the legislation. Silverstein said she is proud to see Chicago become the […]

Committee on Licensing & Consumer Protection unanimously approves proposal to ban minors from indoor tanning in Chicago salons

On May 30, 2012, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 The Chicago City Council’s Committee on Licensing & Consumer Protection voted unanimously today to approve Alderman Debra Silverstein’s proposal to ban minors from using tanning beds at Chicago salons. The proposal moves to the City Council for a June 6 vote. Silverstein said the testimony shows a clear need for regulations […]

Advocacy groups, doctors, public health officials back Silverstein’s indoor tanning ordinance

On May 23, 2012, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 The American Cancer Society, Chicago Department of Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, MD, and the American Academy of Dermatology are among a growing group supporting Alderman Debra Silverstein’s proposal to ban Chicago minors from using tanning beds. The ordinance will be the subject of a Committee on License & Consumer Protection hearing […]

Fire damages Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse

On May 21, 2012, in Parks, by 50th Ward

Monday, May 21, 2012 An accidental fire caused extensive damage to the historic Indian Boundary Park Fieldhouse on Sunday. According to the Chicago Fire Department, the fire broke out around noon. Firefighters arrived quickly on the scene after the park supervisor called 911. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries and another firefighter was slightly […]

Alderman Silverstein introduces proposal to ban minors from tanning facilities

On May 9, 2012, in Legislation, Safety, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Minors under the age of 18 would be barred from tanning facilities under a new ordinance introduced today by Alderman Debra Silverstein, 50th Ward. Under current Illinois law, minors under the age of 14 are forbidden from using a tanning facility. Under Silverstein’s ordinance, the prohibition would extend to minors under […]

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