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WRCO will be hosting a Presentation and Discussion on Mental Health, what it means for you and the community and what resources are available to West Ridge residents.  Mary Dudek with Tapestry 360 Health will discuss what are mental health issues, specific issues in West Ridge and how Tapestry can help.  Gwen Murphy and Anna Michael from Trilogy will inform you about their Mobile Crisis Team and when you can call the Triology team.  Join us on Thursday, May 16th at Warren Park at 6:30pm.  Come for snacks, beverages and conversation at 6.  The program will start promptly at 6:30.



Rather than voting on Election Day you can choose to vote by mail or in person at early voting sites which are now open.  The deadline to request a mail in ballot is Thursday, March 14th.  Use the link below to access the information you need.

Note that you can vote at any early voting site in the City.  If you want to vote closer to home then West Ridge residents can vote in the 50th ward site at the Northtown Library, 6800 N Western or the 40th ward site at the Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N Lincoln.  Voting site hours are: weekdays 9-6; Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4 and Election Day 6am-7pm.

While there’s quite a bit of information on the major races in this primary, once again the judicial elections are slighted.  Use the link below to find out which judges you’ll be voting for and whether they are qualified and/or recommended.

Happy Holidays

The WRCO Board wishes you and your family all of the hope, wonder, and joy that the season can bringWe look forward to the New Year to continue working in West Ridge to promote resident involvement, acceptance of our cultural diversity, and promotion of the arts to enhance the quality of life.   

Evelyn Miks                                  Mirko Popadic 

Andrew Rowlas                  Michael Frankenstein 

Hillorie Morrison


Join us on Tuesday, December 5 at 6PM at the Northtown Library to hear a presentation by Joe Ferguson, the former Inspector General for the City of Chicago on reimagining Chicago. Joe recently concluded a 12 year tenure as Chicago's Inspector General, leading a 100-person independent municipal oversight agency spanning the administrations of three mayors. Under his stewardship the Chicago Office of the Inspector General garnered national acclaim for its government performance audits and audit-based evaluations of an array of city agencies and program, criminal and administrative investigations, and innovations in government data transparency.

Since leaving his city position Joe and his team have formed (re)Chicago, or “reimagining Chicago.” 

(re)Chicago aims to assess and address flaws in our city’s governance structure and eliminate the current dysfunctionality. The group aims to restore checks and balances to foster sound decisions, eliminate perpetual power struggles and crisis, and engage community involvement as an integral part of governance.