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A little over a week ago, the Chicago City Council voted 41-8 to approve a new map for Chicago's 50 Wards. Despite the fact that the 45th Ward boundaries were not dramatically affected by the new map, John stood up against what he called “the procedural jockeying used to bring about a vote on this map” and voted no, along with seven other aldermen.

This isn’t just about a collection of shifting boundaries; this is about responsive leadership.

Fundraising Reception


You are invited to a fundraising reception to support Alderman Hop Haus Fundraiser InviteJohn Arena for 45th Ward Committeeman. Join us at Hop Haus to help raise funds to ensure John's victory in the upcoming race at one of the following contribution levels:

As part of their endorsement process, the Independent Voters of Illinois/Independent Precinct Organization required candidates to complete an extensive questionnaire.  The following are John Arena’s answers to some of those questions that earned him IVI/IPO’s endorsement. John’s answers to the complete questionnaire are also available online.

"We will not allow our city, our assets and, by extension, its people to be undervalued any longer.” - Ald. John Arena

By Fran Spielman, City Hall Reporter

Chicago - O’Hare Airport’s international terminal will be transformed from what aldermen called an “embarrassment” to a concession showcase, under a 20-year deal approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council.

By a vote of 45-to-3, the City Council hired Westfield Concession Management to replace Chicago Aviation Partners, a clout-heavy partnership that includes Jeremiah Joyce, one of former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s closest friends in politics.

Bowling for a Better 45th

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Come out to Habetler Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 21 to help us bowl for a better 45th Ward!

Enjoy two games of bowling, with free pizza and shoe rental. We'll have prizes for the highest and lowest scores, and the first player to score a Turkey (three strikes in a row) will take home an actual turkey, just in time for Thanksgiving! We're also having a raffle, featuring a wide range of prizes, including:

  • Chicago Bulls tickets for December 4th vs. Houston with free parking and corporate seating
  • Two $100 gift certificates to Creative Celebrations for themed children’s parties
  • Car Care basket with $80 worth of gift certificates to We Wash and Tuffy Oil Change
  • $75 gift certificate for services at Le Passage Salon Spa
  • Village Cutting Room Salon Basket, including a $60 gift certificate for services and $50 for hair care products
  • Frontera Grill gift basket
  • Two $25 gift certificates to Mee Mahs Restaurant
  • $50 Kindercone filled with art supplies, books & toy
  • Kids Just Want to Have Fun basket, with $50 worth of art supplies, books and Wii video game
  • $25 gift certificate to Shiraz Restaurant
  • Half-hour back massage at Sunflower Day Spa ($40 value)

Tickets for adults are $25, or $45 per couple. Children under 10 years are $10. If you want to reserve your own lane, gather a team of six players and you all get in for $120.

Click here to buy tickets online!

Or call our office now to reserve your lane: 773-685-1099. Space is limited!

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You can contact our campaign office by phone at 773.664.7117.

The office is located at 4756 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60630.

45th Ward Residents:

Want to request services in the 45th Ward? Have a question related to city government? Call 773.286.4545 and John's ward office staff will assist you.

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