Alderman Cappleman has worked tirelessly to bring all levels of the community together -- residents, business owners and the police -- to strategically address public safety in the ward, resulting in a steady reduction in crime since 2011.


    Alderman Cappleman believes that all workers deserve a shot at the middle class, which is why he voted to increase the minimum wage to $13 an hour and has gone a step further by advocating to raise it to $15.


    Since taking office, Alderman Cappleman has made it one of his top priorities to attract businesses to the 46th ward. Since 2011, dozens of small businesses have set up shop in the ward.


    Alderman Cappleman has worked with federal and state legislators to secure half a billion dollars for infrastructure improvement, including $203 million for the Wilson L, and uses Participatory Budgeting for implementation of other transit projects, such as protected bike lanes.


    Alderman Cappleman created a Zoning & Development Committee and has weekly open office hours for constituents.

A Living Wage

In December, it was my honor to join 43 of my colleagues in City Hall to vote to enact the $13 an hour minimum wage. While I believe that we need to go a step further and raise Chicago’s wage to $15 an hour, voting for the current ordinance was an important first step toward …

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Alderman Cappleman on WBEZ Afternoon Shift

Alderman James Cappleman went on local NPR affiliate WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift to discuss the entertainment district’s newest addition: Uptown Underground Theater, the neighborhood’s first burlesque theater. Alderman Cappleman was joined by Uptown Underground co-owners and producers of Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Jenn Kincaid and Chris Biddle. Listen to the full interview below:

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A Business A Month

Whether it’s already established businesses wishing to expand or new businesses looking to set up shop, I have worked hard to support all businesses in the 46th Ward. I am proud of the progress that the ward has made in moving forward, to becoming a place where people want to not only live but also …

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Howard Brown Community Health

  On Wednesday, October 22 I joined State Representatives Sara Feigenholtz and Greg Harris, Alderman Tom Tunney and Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) CEO David Ernesto Munar and over 50 others for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of their exam room expansion and lobby renovation.  Howard Brown Health Center was founded in …

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