PB in the 31st Ward
Alderwoman Milly Santiago brought PB to the 31st Ward in 2015. Learn more about the ward, upcoming events, and past cycles below.
Chicago’s 31st Ward is located in the northwest part of the city. It is made up of portions of the Hermosa, Belmont Cragin, and Portage Park neighborhoods. A longtime community anchor – the Marshall Field’s warehouse – has recently undergone redevelopment to serve as a mixed-use facility with housing, retail, industrial, and office space. The ward is also well-served by a constellation of parks, including Kelvyn, Ken Wel, Cragin, and Kosciuszko Parks. The makeup of much of the neighborhood is mostly residential and is serviced by several major retail corridors, including Fullerton, Belmont, Cicero, and Pulaski.
Maps and Tables
Community representatives worked with ward staff and city agencies to develop 8 ballot items. Voting took place
October 9-22, 2016. Residents voted at 7 voting locations throughout the ward.
Street and alley resurfacing ($373,660)
Street lights ($326,340)
Traffic control/pedestrian island on Diversey near Kosciuszko Park ($60,000)- 165 votes
Seed money for dog parks at Kosciuszko and Ken-Well Parks ($100,000) - 151 votes
Sidewalks and curbs for 5300 block W. Wrightwood ($50,000) - 122
Lights at Schubert Elementary playground ($60,000) - 119 votes
Pigeon abatement under viaducts ($20,000) - 96 votes
Bike lane on Fullerton Ave.
Traffic circles at Cragin Park
Water fountains at Foreman Academy
In their first cycle, the 31st Ward hosted 2 idea collection events and solicited 91 project ideas. Community representatives worked with ward staff and city agencies to develop 11 ballot items. Voting took place April 23-30, 2016. 303 residents voted at 10 voting locations throughout the ward.
Park improvements at four public parks
Street light replacements
Map of winning projects
Ballots and posters
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