32nd Ward Newsletter: May 3, 2024

Dear Scott,

U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 22-year-old Xavier Tate Jr. for first-degree murder in Glendale Heights, Illinois, on Wednesday night. Tate was charged with the first-degree murder, aggravated vehicular hijacking, and possession of a stolen firearm of CPD Officer Luis Huesca.

The next meeting of the 14th District Police Council is tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Humboldt Park library after the volunteer community committee meeting at 11:30 a.m. The Tribune recently wrote an article on these new district committees. Residents are able to speak at both meetings about crime issues in the district, including the ongoing issues with armed robberies and carjackings.

The Chicago Inspector General Officer is launching a series of Listening Tours this Spring to gather community input for their 2025 agenda. More information is available below.

Alderman Scott Waguespack

May Beat Meetings

14th Police District-

1432- May 22, 6:30pm

Holstein Park

2200 N. Oakley


14th District Twitter

14th District CAPS- 312-744-1261

18th Police District-

1811- May 7, 5pm

St. James Lutheran

2050 N. Fremont


18th District Twitter

18th District CAPS- 312-742-5870

19th Police District-

1921- May 15, 6:30pm

Police Auditorium

2452 W. Belmont

1922- May 9, 6:30pm

Lincoln Belmont Library

1659 W. Melrose

1931- May 28, 6:30pm

Gantz Boys and Girls Club

2915 N. Leavitt

1933- May 14, 6:30pm

Illinois Masonic

836 W. Wellington


19th District Twitter

19th District CAPS- 312-744-0064

Police Alert - Multiple Armed Robberies

Police Bulletin Listed Below

This alert gives notice of armed robberies that occurred yesterday morning in Bucktown. Four masked male black offenders, who exited a gray Dodge Durango SUV with no license plates on the front or rear of the vehicle, committed armed robberies against several residents. The robberies happened between 6:00 a.m. and 6:27 a.m. None of the offenders have been caught. The vehicle used in the robberies was seen on the city police pod cameras in the area but had no plates.

If you see suspicious activity, such as a group like this (see photos below) in or out of a vehicle at any time, call 911 and ask for police assistance. If you have any video or information regarding the robberies, please share with detectives working the cases at 312-746-7394, call the 14th CAPS office at 312-744-8290, or email Sgt. Mike Edens at CAPS.014District@chicagopolice.org.

Vehicle Safety Engagement THIS WEEKEND!

Street Sweeping

Next week, street sweeping will occur in sections 13, 14, and 15 (Lincoln Park and Bucktown). Please be on the lookout for signs and make sure to move your vehicle on your scheduled day (south and east sides of the street are normally done on the first day, north and west on the second; please watch for signs).

Sweepers will do more than one pass on the block in their initial cleaning, but will not come back to clean sections outside of their officially scheduled day. Please take the time to help clear the curb in front of your property to keep the sewers flowing well. Any leftover landscaping debris from winter months should be bagged and put in the alley by your trash cans. Please do not sweep landscaping debris into the street. Piles of leaves and heavy garbage also clog the sweepers and will cause significant delays. Other large objects like branches and metal will also damage the sweepers, so please remove them from curbs.

Residents can view street sweepers in real time using the Sweeper Tracker online tool. 

Metra UP North Rebuild Project:

Public Way Landscape Survey

Metra is seeking feedback from community members on landscaping improvements and community identifiers within the public way for the Metra UP North Rebuild Project (metra.com/UPNrebuild). To provide your feedback on the initial landscape design concepts for the public way, please click here and complete the survey before Monday, May 13, 2024.

Your feedback on these initial concepts will help inform the landscape design improvement for the following public way locations as part of this project:

  • West side public way between Roscoe St. and Belmont Ave.
  • East side public way between Wellington Ave. and Cornelia Ave.
  • Cross street landscape and street improvements
  • Roscoe Village identifier options

Prepare for the Upcoming DNC

31st Street Over the Ryan Repairs Have Begun

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that repairs to the bridge carrying 31st Street over the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 90/94) in Chicago has started.


To complete the work, 31st Street will be closed at the bridge. Drivers should follow the posted detour. The public should also expect occasional overnight lane closures on the Ryan at 31st Street. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be maintained.


The project, which consists of repairing the bridge deck and approaches, replacing expansion joints and installing a new deck overlay, is anticipated to be completed in early August.


Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Alternative routes are encouraged. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits, and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Roscoe Village Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride Returns This Weekend!

You're invited to Roscoe Village Kidical Mass! Kidical Mass is an easy-going group bike ride focused on kids (all ages) and families. This year the Roscoe Village ride will be held the first Sunday of the month through October. It meets at the Audubon School playground (3500 N. Hoyne Ave.) at 10:00 for a 10:30 departure. Rain or shine. For more information please visit www.chicagofamilybiking.org or Chicago Family Biking events on Facebook. 

Bucktown Garden Walk

Flowers are blooming all over Bucktown. You may not be ready to start your yard work, but it is time to sign up your garden for our annual Bucktown Garden Walk on July 13 and 14! You can help show off how amazing Bucktown can be and meet your neighbors by opening your parkway, front garden, back yard, or rooftop for people to view.

Registration is FREE this year. We do offer the opportunity to donate when signing up to support the event and the BCO. Sign-ups will close on June 10th.

Sign-up your Garden Now!

This spring, from April to May 31, The Chicago Office of Inspector General is launching a series of Listening Tours, designed to gather community input to give ideas on where we should focus our attention as we develop our plans for 2025.

We are asking four questions (see the full survey here):

  • Have you heard of the Chicago Office of Inspector General?
  • What could Chicago City government do to improve the quality of your life?
  • What do you wish you knew more about in Chicago City government?
  • What have you seen go wrong in Chicago City government?

2024 Aldermanic Forum


Due to a change in schedule of City Council, the 2024 Lakeview Roscoe Village Chamber Aldermanic Forum is rescheduled. We will announce a new date shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Applications Open! Community Growers Program

Apply to Be in the 2024 Farmers Markets!

The Low-Line Market and Roscoe Village Farmers Market applications are now open. Sign up to be a vendor today! Questions? Email julie@lrvcc.org

Low-Line Market 

Tuesdays, June 4 - October 8 from 3-7pm

Location: Under the Southport Brown Line CTA Station (3410 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657)

Low Line Vendor Application

Low Line Community Partner Application

2024 Low Line Market FAQ and Guidelines

Roscoe Village Farmers Market

Sundays, June 9 - October 13th from 9am - 1pm

Location: TBD 

Roscoe Village Farmers Market Vendor Application

Roscoe Village Farmers Market Community Partner Application

2024 Roscoe Village Market FAQ and Guidelines 

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Alderman Scott Waguespack
2657 North Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-1330

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