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A Letter From George Today is a great day. We have come together as a community to build upon our promises. 2017 was a year of abundance in the 12th Ward. Our schools were funded, with more work to always do. Our parks were cleaned, re-structured and expanded. My relationship with our parks is better than ever. I supported local PACs to bring a new scoreboard and increased security to Kelly, daily and weekly movies at the park and programs at La Villita and one of my favorites-our third annual Midnight Circus in the Parks at McKinley Park. Our kids and families have more to do, with more fields, events, and programs. A truly inclusive park system to increase our health and happiness. The picture above is a victory for the working people with my collaboration with SEIU and city-wide unions. I supported their #povertydoesntfly campaign, the CTU TIF Funds Surplus ordinance and the creation of a City of Chicago Labor Office. Our ward works, when we work! The infrastructure of our ward is always moving forward. I worked with several City departments to have miles of streets repaved, piggyback lighting to brighten our nights and installed security cameras in our parks. Water main construction has eased the move to McKinley Park and Brighton Park for our new neighbors on 33rd Pl and Wood, 38th and Wood, and 36th and Western, Business is booming. Little Village welcomed a new coffee shop, Sip 22, a Panda Express on 26th Street and Mi Tierra is back feeding us our traditional fare. Brighton Park welcomed a new At & T store, an Athletico and Ross Dress for Less. McKinley finally has it's own neighborhood bar One City Tap, Pet Supplies Plus and new owners supporting neighborhood causes at Lindy's Chili. I've worked with the Chicago Police Department to decrease crime, increase patrols while shutting down 20 drug and gang houses. Together, we have increased Smoke Outs in the parks to alert gangs that we own our parks. We are creating an increased schedule for this year. Make sure to attend your C.A.P.S. meetings to build a relationship with police and my office. Keep your calls to 911 coming. The more you report the safer we all are. There's even more occurring than I have space to write. Residents have brought me their concerns, requests, and wishes for making the 12th Ward the best ward and I'm consistently delivering. Let's make 2018 an even bigger year. Please make sure to attend my community meetings, support and join your park PACs, get to the 12th Ward LA Fitness for your New Years resolutions and always help out a neighbor. Check my website and the pictures below to commemorate and reminisce about a year well spent together. Make sure you check out my website for all incoming and outgoing 12th Ward news, resources and legislative action. Our progress is just a click away: http://www.12thwardchicago.com/.
43 hours ago
Year in Review #2017 Alderman Sponsors Brighton-Kelly Baseball Awards On August 5th, 2017 Alderman Cardenas distributed awards for the Brighton-Kelly Baseball League at Kelly Park, 2725 W. 41st Street. The Alderman has been a staunch advocate of the team sponsoring the awards, annual team sponsorship and working hand in hand on security issues. The Alderman collaborated with the team leadership for installation of professional turf for the fields in 2016.
3 days ago
Alderman Cardenas's Resources for YOU! Alderman Cardenas Supports the 12th Ward Devices for the Disabled Welcome to the 12th Ward Devices 4 the Disabled https://www.facebook.com/supportd4d/?fref=mentions, we are so happy to have you! This amazing organization located at 2743 W. 36th Place offers powered wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment such as lifts and walkers at absolutely no cost! D4D's medical equipment is available to all in need. Donations are also welcomed. To learn more, visit the D4D website, supportd4d.org, or email email@example.com.
Welcome to the 12th Ward Devices 4 the Disabled, we are so happy to have you! This amazing organization located at 2743 W. 36th Place offers powered wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment, such as lifts and walkers at absolutely no cost! D4D's medical equipment is available to all in need. Donations are also welcome. To learn more, visit the D4D website, supportd4d.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The giving continues, congrats to all our winners! #12thwardturkeyraffle #thanksgiving #givingback #community #residentappreciation #thankful
Chef Rafael Perez, St. Augustine College and Alderman George Cardenas, 12th Ward cut the ceremonial turkey at the 2016 12th Ward Thanksgiving Brunch. Join us Thanksgiving Day 2017 for another FREE traditional Thanksgiving meal provided to you by Alderman Cardenas and Chef Perez's team. Thursday, November 23 10am-1pm McKinley Park 2210 W Pershing Rd
Alderman Cardenas is a judge at this years science fair at Burroughs Elementary School. The projects selected will be entered into competition at the Network 8 science fair, and hopefully advance to the CPS City Science Fair! Science fairs are a great way of motivating our students to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. Good luck to all the students!
Due to a scheduling conflict, the 12th Ward Community meeting on the Mayor's budget proposal has been pushed back to Thursday, November 9. The meeting will remain at the same location (3532 S Hoyne Ave) and at the same time (6:30-7:30pm). We look forward to introducing you to the proposal, and taking your feedback then. Thank you! Debido a un cambio de horario, la Junta Comunitaria para hablar sobre el presupuesto proponido por el alcalde ha sido movida a este jueves, 9 de noviembre. La reunión se mantendrá en el mismo lugar (3532 S Hoyne Ave) y a la misma hora (6:30-7:30pm). Esperamos poder verlos este día para presentarles el presupuesto, y tomar sus reacciones. Gracias por su entendimiento.
...other community partners for organizing this fun filled Saturday! We are on the corner of Cermak and Fairfield until 3pm, we will see you here...
55 W Wacker Dr, Ste 500