Welcome to 3rdWard.org, a website dedicated to communication and transparency between Des Plaines City Government and you. This website, maintained by 3rd Ward Alderman Denise Rodd, is designed to keep neighbors engaged in their community and informed about issues.

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Winter 2011 Newsletter

The Winter 2011 Ward R3PORT is ready for download.  Special thanks to Denise Smith-Rodd, Lisa Norris, and Brian Wolf for their hard work in writing, editing, and publishing this seasonal newsletter.  Included in this issue:

  • History of the Willow's Academy Building
  • City Hall Update: Efficiency
  • Blizzard Recap
  • City Staffer Interview: Dir. Tim Oakley
  • Meyer Material Cell Tower

Help Deliver Our Newsletter

The Fall 2010 Ward R3PORT is hot off the press and ready to hit the streets.  While this is the fourth newsletter to be produced, this is the first to be printed; special thanks to The Journal and Topics Newspaper for donating the printing.  With your help, we can deliver one newsletter to every door in the ward.  Please consider giving a few hours of your time to facilitate an open and productive dialogue with your neighbors.  

After reviewing the ward map below, please use the form to indicate if you are available to volunteer.  

Don't worry...there is no door knocking required.  Just leave the newsletter in each door and move to the next neighbor.  Details will be emailed and routes will be finalized after registration.  




City Council Meeting: 10/18/10

The Fall 2010 Ward R3PORT has been posted for download on 3rdWard.org.  Thanks to Denise Smith-Rodd, Lisa Norris, and Brian Wolf for their hard work.  

Don Smith (retired 7th Ward Alderman) presented on the status of the Senior Center's Meals on Wheels program.  As part of a cost cutting measure, the Senior Center took control of the program during the 2010 budget cycle.  In the past year, 23-32 people have been receiving meals through the program at any given time.  Applicants must be at least 60 years old and pass a screening to be eligible.  Call 847-768-5944 if you need more information or know someone who might benefit from this service. 

The Library presented their budget to the City Council this evening.  With over $600k in cuts, Library Board and Staff brought a plan for a 0% tax increase to mirror the City's proposed increase.  Know that recent news reports have it wrong.  The City Council and Library Board do not want to close the institution in December.  We will work together to cut costs, maintain services, and keep the books open.  More to report after the November 1 council meeting.