Thank you, 46th Ward!
Ward Services & Info

Dear Friends,

As you know, after 24 years as alderman of the 46th ward, I am retiring.  I am writing to express my appreciation for your support and hard work throughout the years as we worked together to improve the 46th ward. 

We have come a long way.  Together we have improved safety, we have created a lasting legacy of development without displacement, improved our schools, our infrastructure and our parks, and most importantly together we have created a socially and economically vibrant and diverse community.  I am most proud of my achievements in tripling the City's funding budget for HIV/AIDS victims and for developing the toughest stance on Apartheid that was ever written in the 90's, for my work on domestic violence issues and establishing 24 hour daycare for children, the Ruth Shriman House for senior living, the Wilson Yards Development and for welcoming Target as a neighbor and partner, and of course setting the bar for affordable housing in Chicago.  Our schools and after school programs have seen remarkable changes and we now have a successful public high school modeled in Uptown. We have laid a strong foundation that will serve the future of the ward.

James Cappleman will be sworn in as the new alderman of the 46th Ward on Monday, May 16th.  Our office teams have met several times to ensure a smooth transition. Initially, Alderman-Elect Cappleman's office will be at 4133 N. Broadway. Their phone number is 312-725-8683. Going forward, they're planning to establish their office at the 4544 N. Broadway location after it has been renovated.   

I have to take a moment to thank my staff, my supporters and even my detractors for keeping me strong and steadfast to my guiding principles.  I'm confident you will all act to keep the Fighting 46th Ward moving forward.

For those who may wish to contact me personally, please email me at:  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it    

Warm Regards,

Alderman Helen Shiller

Ward Office Closing Friday
Ward Services & Info

Alderman Helen Shiller’s Ward Service Office, located at 4544 N. Broadway, will closed to the public at 5pm on Friday April 29th – with the exception of Monday, May 9th from 4pm until 7pm for the sole purpose of distributing Wrigley Field LV2 permits. Beginning Monday, May 2nd, all calls to 773-878-4646 will be forwarded to Alderman Shiller’s City Hall office (312-744-6831).

Alderman Shiller’s website www.aldermanshiller.com will remain active through May 15th and afterwards for an indefinite period of time.

2011 Street Sweeping Schedules
Ward Services & Info

New street sweeping schedules are available for download:

Download the schedule for your part of the ward below.

Questions? Call Ald. Shiller's office at 773.878.4646 or the 46th Ward Office of Streets & Sanitation at 312.744.5030.

Section 1 - North Uptown, Andersonville (.pdf)

Section 2 - Sheridan Park (.pdf) 

Section 3 - Clarendon Park (.pdf)

Section 4 - Buena Park (.pdf)

Section 5 - North Lakeview (.pdf)

Mikva Challenge Seeking Applicants
Mikva Challenge youth program is seeking applications from young Chicagoans ages 15 to 23 to participate on three Mikva Challenge city youth councils.


The Mikva Challenge is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes the development of civic leadership in Chicago high school youth.  Our department helped establish the Mikva youth councils and supports their activities.  Each council is comprised of students from around the city and meets quarterly to consider issues and concerns facing Chicago youth.  Applications for the councils and further information on Mikva Challenge programs are available online at http://www.mikvachallenge.org/.  Applications should be submitted by April 15th.


While schools and youth-serving agencies are being notified about this opportunity by the Mikva Challenge program, we would greatly appreciate your sharing this information with young people and organizations in your community that you think might be interested.


Applications are due by Friday, April 15th at 5pm.

  • Complete applications may be turned in one of the following ways: mail, e-mail, fax or dropping off (full instructions are on the application).
  • You can fill out EITHER version (word document or pdf) of the application below.
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If you have any questions about the program, you may contact Cristina Perez at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

LV2 Permits Now Available at Ward Office

LV2 Permits and guest permits are now available at the 46th Ward office for those living in LV2/Cubs parking areas. This secures parking for residents living near Wrigley Field (vs. patrons to the stadium).

Please bring Proof of address, ID, and city sticker number. You do not need your city sticker number if only picking up guest passes. 

Permits are being mailed to eligible residents from the Department of Revenue and will arrive via mail throughout the week. Some residents in the LV2 parking area may not receive permits via mail because:

  • Their car is eligible for the boot.
  • They didn't purchase their most recent city sticker from the City Clerk's office.
  • They weren't living in an LV2 area last season

  The dotted streets are LV2
Vehicles parked on streets with LV2/Cubs signage will be ticketed and towed if the permit is not displayed during Cubs home night games.

The first home night game is on Monday, April 18th.

Please note: these permits are also needed during night concerts at Wrigley Field. If you have any questions about the permit, please call the 46th Ward office at 773.878.4646.

Download LV2 Map here

2011 Youth Ready Chicago

" Via the YRC "

Find the YRC Develepment Center in your region here .