S T A F F    B I O G R A P H I E S

Danny Drees, Constituent Services Liaison
danny@chicago47.org 773-549-4462

Public Surfaces & Objects

  • · Streets, Sidewalks & Alleys
  • · Curb & Gutters
  • · Public Way Inspections
  • · City Street Signs
  • · Street Lights
  • · Trees & Planters
  • · Bus Shelters & Benches
  • · Meter Pay Boxes
  • · Disabled Parking Signs

Special Service Area/SSA Issues

Street & Sanitation Issues

  • · Graffiti Removal
  • · Garbage/Recycling
  • · Rodent Control
  • · Snow Removal & Street Sweeping
  • . Tree Trimming & Removal
  • . Noise Complaints

Transportation & Vehicles

  • · Parking
  • . Trucks Blocking Alley or Streets
  • · Traffic Control Devices, Traffic Calming
  • · Public Transit/CTA
  • · Pedestrian & Bicycling Issues
  • · 47th Ward Transportation Committee

Brad Gregorka, Chief of Staff
brad@chicago47.org 773-549-2745

Utilities & Infrastructure Projects
  • · Liaison with Department of Water Management
  • · Sewer Cave-ins, Water Leaks
  • · Capital Projects

Staff Assignments, Supervision
and Troubleshooting
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Aldermanic Menu & Budgeting

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Legislative Issues
  • · Ordinances & Resolutions
  • · Honorary Signs
  • · Refuse & Senior Rebates
  • · City Claim Forms
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Dara Salk, Community Outreach Director
dara@chicago47.org 773-549-2735

Constituent & Block Club Support

  • · Block Parties, Yard Sales
  • . Community Service Projects
  • · Support block club formation
Senior & Disabled Issues
  • · 47th Ward Senior Council
Schools & Parks
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Customer Issues with ComEd, Peoples Gas, AT&T, Comcast, RCN
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Animal Issues
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Community Outreach

  • · Represent office at community events
  • · Gardening Workshops
  • . Donations & Collections

Public Safety–Crime & Enforcement

  • · 19th & 20th District Police Liaison
  • . CAPS Meetings
Volunteer Coordination
  • · Recruit, train & supervise desk volunteers
  • · Maintain front desk tasks and manual
  • . OpenWall Art Gallery
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Ernie Constantino, Planning & Development Director
ernie@chicago47.org 773-549-4555

Zoning & Development

  • · Big development projects
  • · Rezoning approval process
  • · TIF & SBIF issues
  • · 10-day Waiver/Ald Letter
  • · Zoning Advisory Committee
Business & Commercial Issues
  • · New businesses & licenses
  • · Sidewalk cafes permits
  • · Signs & awnings permits
  • . Liquor Licensing
  • . Loading/standing zones
Private Buildings

  • · Dept. of Buildings Liaison
  • · Permits
  • · Code Violations, Housing Court, Administrative Hearings
  • · Historic Preservation
Arts & Culture Promotion,
Public Art Creation
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Festivals & Special Events Approval
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Newsletter Production &
Website Management