Candidate for Chicago City Council

About the Candidate

Name: Tim Heneghan
DOB: Sept. 30, 1962
Family: Wife of 22 years Stacy, Son Brendan 21, Daughter Megan 19, and Son Nolan 18
Occupation: Retired 27-year Firefighter, Village of Elmwood Park
Political Experience: Current 41st Ward Democratic Committeeman

Candidate Statement

Hello, my name is Tim Heneghan, I am currently the Democratic Committeeman of the 41st Ward. I am now running for Alderman. My wife Stacy and I have lived here for 23 years raising our 3 kids. I am recently retired, and I have spent the last 25 years of my life negotiating labor contracts. I am asking for your vote.

The current Alderman sat on this stage 4 years ago and stated that he would solve the airplane noise and municipal pension problems. Since his time in office both situations are worse. On October 25th 2015 Alderman Napolitano voted against funding the Chicago Police and Fire pensions. He has also voted to lengthen runway 27L/9R allowing more loud cargo planes to land between midnight and 6:00 am.

Our streets are terrible, flooding issues plague the ward, basic city services are neglected. Small businesses in the Ward are suffering due to the lack of involvement by the Alderman’s office. The Alderman is reactionary to his base, at the expense of the rest of the ward. He has the City of Chicago embroiled in a multi‐million dollar lawsuit due to his misleading zoning policies. The Alderman has been silent on the new Taft Freshman campus.

I have solutions in mind to solve our financial issues without increasing taxes on homeowners. I will advocate in favor of the legalization and taxation of recreational cannabis and sports wagering along with a Chicago owned and operated Casino.

I will work with the City of Chicago to fund supplemental sound insulation. We will allocate more ward menu dollars to necessary infrastructure. Our office will offer more hours of operation to listen to and take care of resident concerns. We will personally follow up your service requests. We will encourage more development and attract more businesses to our business corridors. We will have a neighborhood approach to zoning with qualified individuals being involved. We will work hard with our local schools and CPS to have funding allocated for more teachers, counselors, librarians, and nurses.

My name is Tim Heneghan, I am dedicated to you, and I am asking for your vote. We deserve more!

Thank you

Candidate Q&A

What is your vision for this office?

I envision an Aldermanic office in the 41st Ward that is open and accessible to all residents, an office staff in place that can answer all constituents needs and requests, an office that can promote healthy development in the Ward and strengthen business in the Ward. One of my primary goals is to work hard to keep our schools strong.

What is the most pressing issue facing constituents, and how can you help address it?

In my personal contact with constituents, the most pressing concern I have come across has been the need for airplane noise relief. I would address this top concern by advocating for the inclusion of additional areas of the Ward in the O’Hare Residential Sound Insulation Program or similar City-sponsored program. I would work with the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission and the Chicago Department of Aviation to help find as much relief as possible for the residents of the 41st Ward.