50th Ward Aldermanic Forum

The League of Women Voters, the Jewish Neighborhood Development Council, and the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce invite you to a forum featuring the candidates for the 50th Ward Aldermanic race. This forum will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bernard Horwich JCC – 3003 W. Touhy Ave.
The candidates’ forum will focus on issues related to economic development in the West Ridge/West Rogers Park community. The moderator will present all the questions for the forum, however, the questions will be sourced from members of the community. Please send questions that you would like to have asked of the candidates to info@westridgechamber.org.
Note that the organizers reserve the right to omit any questions based on relevance to the theme or due to time constraints. We look forward to a robust conversation about the future of our community and hope that you can make it.
The forum will also be live streamed via Facebook Live. Access the WestRidge Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at 2:00 p.m. Chicago time on Sunday, February 10th.

8th Senate District Candidate Forum on Feb 22 at 7pm

Join the League of Women Voters Chicago, the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park for a forum to learn more about the candidates for Illinois’ 8th State Senate District.

Our Collaboration with the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce

The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce has announced the selection of Edin Seferovic as its new Executive Director. Edin will fill the vacancy that Barb Singal left when she stepped down this past fall to focus on her business consultancy, Ease the Day. The selection was made after a search and selection process that was conducted by the Chamber board of directors, which I am honored to serve on. Barb continues to serve on the board of directors of the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park and her insight, perspective and contributions have made a substantial impact on our neighborhood.

Edin’s background includes having run his own market entry consultancy, which focuses on establishing investments and trade between the United States and Southeast Europe. He spent five years as Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Montenegro, where he developed that organization into the largest and most influential foreign business association in Montenegro. Prior to moving to Montenegro he was Director of Marketing and Business Development for Prairie Management & Development, a Chicago-based real estate holding company. His resume also includes time as an Aide to Alderman Mary Ann Smith of Chicago’s 48th Ward.

Since his hire, Edin and I have met several times and have continued working on several projects that are of shared interest to the Chamber of Commerce and JCCWRP.

Welcome aboard, Edin! We look forward to working with you.

Sign the Petition: Urgent Need For A New Library In Chicago's West Rogers Park Community

Please see the petition that came out of coordination between the West Rogers Park Community Organization, West Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the North Boundary Home Owners League, the Rogers Park Business Alliance, and the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park.

More people are signing up to be a part of LEARN- Library Enhancement and Renovation of Northtown – the name for the coalition that came out of these efforts. Add your voice!

We, the undersigned, agree that there is a great  and pressing need for a new, state-of-the-art library in West Rogers Park.  We respectfully request a new facility for the Chicago Public Library Northtown Branch to better serve the area’s richly diverse community.