PB in the 49th Ward
Alderman John Arena brought PB to the 45th Ward in 2009. Learn more about the ward, upcoming events, and past cycles below.
The 49th Ward is located in the northeast corner of the city of Chicago. The ward boundaries include Lake Michigan to the east, Ridge/Oakley/Western to the west, Devon to the south, and Howard and Juneway Terrace to the north. The ward is distinguished by several community assets including several miles of parks and beaches, Loyola University Chicago, the Glenwood Avenue Arts District, Emil Bach House, the community arts space the Mess Hall, and the Madonna della Strada Chapel. The 49th Ward was the ﬁrst to adopt participatory budgeting in the United States, and residents there have undertaken the process since 2009.
Maps and Tables
Monday, November 14
New Field Elementary School - 1707 W. Morse
Tuesday, November 15
Kilmer Elementary School - 6700 N. Greenview
Tuesday, November 22
Pottawattomie Park - 7340 N. Rogers
Monday, November 28
Loyola Park - 1230 W. Greenleaf
Wednesday, November 30
Centro Parroquial - Iglesia San Jeronimo - 1709 W. Lunt
***Asamblea en espanol***
Sunday, December 3
Willye White Park - 1610 W. Howard
49th Ward Service Office
7356 N. Greenview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Past PB Cycles
In their seventh cycle (fourth with PB Chicago), the 49th Ward hosted 9 idea collection events and solicited 225 project ideas. Community representatives worked with ward staff and city agencies to develop 9 ballot items. Voting took place April 17-30, 2016. 2,139 residents voted at 8 voting locations throughout the ward.
100 trees throughout ward
Street and alley lighting
Improvements at 3 public parks
Map of winning projects