PB in the 49th Ward
Alderwoman Maria Hadden continued PB in the 49th Ward in 2019. 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
2020 PB Cycle
During the 2021 PB cycle, the 40=9th Ward hosted 4 idea collection events. Community representatives worked with ward staff and city agencies to develop 7 ballot items, Policy Referendum portion, and street resurfacing. Voting took place from February 15th through March 12th. 800 residents voted in the community.
Street Resurfacing ($650,000)
Tree Planting ($10,000)
Upgraded Residential Street Lighting ($182,000)
Sign Installation ($10,000)
Accessible Paved Walkway ($30,000)
Foot Wash Sprayer ($35,000)
Sculpture Installation ($100,000)
Restorative Justice and Community & Community Reinvestment
Housing Security and Zoning
Developing Community Hub
49th Ward Ballot
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49th Ward Service Office
1447 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
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