Alderman Rey Colón has been an independent, progressive leader in the City Council since May, 2003. Alderman Colón has taken an innovative approach to increasing resident participation in local government and establishing transparency. Through these accomplishments, Alderman Colón carried out conscientious development while preserving our historical landscape and improved the quality of life of the 35th Ward.

His vision builds on these achievements, making the 35th Ward one of the most diverse and exciting areas in Chicago! Take a minute to read more about Alderman Colón's vision (en Espańol) (Polska).

Newsletter Archive Parking Meter Deal 2.0 The streets and infrastructure we live, work, travel and play in was paid for with public dollars and constructed for public use. Just as early American's were able to tie their horses to a rail in front of the general store, the transition to cars brought with it a mentality that free, unlimited parking was a constitutional right. The world's first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935. ...

Walt Disney Birth Place Historical Preservation by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - In a quiet residential neighborhood just outside of Chicago, IL, stands a modest family home on the corner of Tripp Avenue and Palmer Street. This house was designed and built by Flora and Elias Disney, Walt and Roy Disney’s mother and father. Both Walt and Roy were born in this home and lived there until Walt was four and Roy was twelve years old.  :: 12/17/2013 3:20:07 PM ::

Parking Meter Deal 2.0 by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - The streets and infrastructure we live, work, travel and play in was paid for with public dollars and constructed for public use. Just as early American's were able to tie their horses to a rail in front of the general store, the transition to cars brought with it a mentality that free, unlimited parking was a constitutional right.  :: 5/10/2013 11:08:41 AM ::

New Logan Square McDonald's and Avondale Olive Garden‏ by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - On Thursday February 2nd of this year, I hosted a community meeting and posted a newsletter message about the proposed, new Logan Square McDonald's at 2707 N. Milwaukee Ave. By mid- September, demolition permits were issued. The long-time establishment closed its doors and was torn down after 40-years of uninterrupted service.  :: 12/9/2012 5:26:44 PM ::

Parking Ban Begins December 1 by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - No other City in the world has a better snow fighting operation than the City of Chicago's Department of Streets and Sanitation. While most of us sleep, this military-like operation works hard to ensure that winter storms can't stop the 'City that Works' from working. Don't be a casualty in the war against snow.  :: 12/9/2012 5:06:21 PM ::

Trick or Treat Tips by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - Halloween is that great time of year when kids dress up in costumes and get free candy. But in the excitement of Halloween, we must remember to be careful. To ensure our children safely enjoy the experience, I offer some common sense reminders that go beyond; 'How to cross the street' or 'Not talking to strangers.'  :: 10/19/2012 7:43:53 PM ::

'Sí Se Puede! Yes We Can!' by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - Cesar E. Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona and died at age 66 on April 23, 1993 in San Luis, Arizona. Chávez was a labor leader, civil rights activist and the American farm worker who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chavez championed the causes of poor, disenfranchised workers throughout the country and made the chant; 'Sí se puede! Yes We Can!' famous. In his day, Chávez was the Latino voice backed by the American labor movement. Chávez lead the farm workers' struggle in the same aggressive yet non-violent approach as Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which attracted national support. Chavez challenged discrimination and obstacles facing Latinos.

 :: 10/4/2012 7:31:22 PM ::

New 35th Ward by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - By now, 1.3 million Chicagoans have received new cards verifying their voter registration. More than 300,000 people or 25% of the City’s voters will find themselves in different wards under the new map. By law, the Chicago City Council must draw new ward  :: 8/15/2012 7:09:42 PM ::

Pre-Registration for 2012 Assessment Complaints by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - Please be advised that the Board of Review is now accepting pre-registration 2012 assessment complaints from individuals filing on their own property for any township that has not yet opened for review by the Board of Review for its 2012 session.

As of July 16 all homeowners in all townships may file their appeals online at, regardless if their township is open. The Board will hold the complaint until the township is open and the complaint will be reviewed along with other complaints from the township. To be clear, the filing of an appeal may reduce the assessed value of a property for a future tax bill and does not remove the obligation to pay the current Second Installment Property Tax Bill in full and on time.

 :: 7/29/2012 9:12:59 PM ::

Public Meeting Notice by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - A Community Meeting will be held to review NEIU's plans on Wed. April 18, 2012 @ 6:30pm, Avondale Park 3216 W. School

NEIU is excited to announce that they are moving forward with plans to relocate NEIU's El Centro campus to the 35th Ward across from the Kimball Avenue exit of the Kennedy Expressway. Recently the University arranged financing, acquired land and has begun facility planning.The new El Centro Campus will be double the size of the current location, have ample parking and excellent visibility. This will allow NEIU to increase the number of courses, services and support student success.  :: 4/5/2012 3:35:39 PM ::

Chicago Sustainable Backyards Program by Rey Colon: 35th Ward Alderman, Chicago - Participate in Chicago's Sustainable Backyards Program, an educational and incentive program that highlights the many ways Chicago residents can create more environmentally-friendly landscapes in their yards.  :: 3/31/2012 10:41:45 AM ::

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