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

2nd Ward
Represented by Alderman Brian Hopkins
1400 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
p: 312.643.2299

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

42nd Ward
Represented by Alderman Brendan 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

Contact Your Cook County Commissioners

3rd District
Represented by Jerry Butler
118 N. Clark St.
Room 567
Chicago, IL 60602
P: 312.603.6391

10th District
Represented by Bridget Gainer
118 N Clark St.
Room 567
Chicago, IL, 60602
p. 312.603.4210

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.

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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