Community Resources

Listed below are several resources which may be helpful to our members of the community when navigating the many City departments, aldermanic districts and service providers which make up the City of Chicago. Please use the tools below to find your needed information and, if necessary, contact our office for assistance.

Contact Your Alderman

Per the approved redistricting performed by the City Council of Chicago, Old Town is now provided representation in three separate Wards. If you do not know which Ward your home or business is located in, please visit the City of Chicago Ward Search tool and input your address.

27th Ward
Represented by Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.
1463 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
p: 312.432.1995

The majority of Old Town’s boundaries are contained within the City of Chicago’s 27th Ward. With some small exceptions near North Avenue (considered the Ward’s primary northern boundary), the 27th Ward continues uninterrupted from Halsted Street east to Mohawk Street, between North Avenue and Division Street. Moving east past Cleveland/Clybourn and south of Schiller Street, the 27th Ward continues until reaching the Brown/Purple Line tracks. The last major portion of the 27th Ward within Old Town exists north of Schiller Street and east of Sedgwick Street, and includes much of the Wells Street commercial corridor.

42nd Ward
Represented by Alderman Brenan Reilly
325 W. Huron, Suite 510
Chicago, IL 60654
p: 312.642.4242

43rd Ward
Represented by Alderman Michele Smith
2523 N. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614
p: 773.348.9500

The 43rd Ward previously had a stronger presence in Old Town, but now, after the recent redistricting exists only on the neighborhood’s periphery. The district’s boundaries now only touch the north side of North Avenue between Vine Street and Hudson Avenue, then moving north on Hudson before continuing east toward Clark/LaSalle on Eugenie Street.

2nd Ward
Represented by Alderman Bob Fioretti
1319 S. State Street, Ste A
Chicago, IL 60605
p: 312.744.6836

Bob Fioretti’s 2nd Ward is a newcomer to the Near North side, whose Old Town presence is mainly contained within blocks adjacent to North Avenue and Clark Street. Along the length of North Avenue, the 2nd Ward holds one, two or both sides of the street with the only exception existing within the boundaries of North park and Orleans. The district juts south between Larrabee and Sedgwick before narrowing at Blackhawk to continue south, terminating at the Mohawk-Clybourn-Cleveland triangle.  The 2nd Ward includes the LaSalle-Clark corridor between North Avenue and Division Street, as well as LaSalle west to the Brown/Purple Line tracks between Schiller and Division.

A very helpful interactive ward map can be viewed at WBEZ-Chicago, or by clicking here.

Request for City Services

In an effort to fine-tune the request response process for citizen concerns, the City of Chicago has implemented an online tool to supplement the current 3-1-1 service request hotline. If you would like the City of Chicago to perform any repairs or replacements to elements in the Public Way, or have noticed a dangerous and/or nuisance property, please fill out the request form here to relay your concerns to the proper City Department.


Old Town is located within the 18th Police District.  For more information, including CAPS meeting schedules, please click here.

City of Chicago Small Business Center

Preview the Small Business Center website, a one-stop destination for small business owners and entrepreneurs, for information on licenses, permits, and additional resources available to small businesses in Chicago.  Please click here to visit the Small Business Center website.

Real Estate Information within Old Town

Small Business Center- Site Selector is an online real estate mapping tool that helps businesses find and advertise available properties in Chicago.

Rofo is a website that allows users to search for available retail and commercial space.

The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights

Looking for free legal assistance for your small business? Attend one of these Free Legal Clinics offered by The Law Project* and the City of Chicago’s Neighborhood Business Development Centers.

* The Law Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights provides free legal assistance, education and training to community based nonprofit organizations, low/moderate income entrepreneurs and low-income first time homebuyers.  To learn more about The Law Project or apply for legal assistance visit or contact us at or 312-939-3638.

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