PB in the 36th Ward
Alderman Gilbert Villegas brought PB to the 36th Ward in 2015. Learn more about the ward, upcoming events, and past cycles below.
The 36th Ward is located in Chicago’s Northwest Side, near the city boundary. Its curved shape touches parts of many neighborhoods: Portage Park, Dunning, Montclare, Galewood, Belmont Cragin, Austin, Hermosa, and Humboldt Park. Much of the neighborhood lies within the Chicago Bungalow Belt and is heavily residential. The 36th Ward borders on three other wards that practice participatory budgeting: the 31st, 35th, and 45th Wards.
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2016-17 Community Vote
During their second cycle, the 36th Ward hosted 3 idea collection events and solicited 91 project ideas. Community representatives worked with ward staff and city agencies to develop 7 ballot items. Voting took place October 9-21, 2016. 1,070 residents voted at 7 voting locations throughout the ward.
Street resurfacing ($550,000)
Chicago Academy playground and Blackhawk Park basketball court ($140,000) - 669 votes
School safety projects at Hanson Park, St. William, and Locke School ($50,000) - 393 votes
Athletic fields at Bell Park and Steinmetz High School ($175,000) - 351 votes
Reinberg Elementary playground and Hermosa traffic projects ($145,000) - 315 votes
Park and library improvements - 277 votes
Turn signal at Oak Park and Grand - 209 votes
Diagonal parking at community churches - 165 votes
View the ballot
36th Ward Service Office
6934 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
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