(Above) Google Street View of 325 West Huron Street in River North.
21-Aug-19 High rent has inspired 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly to relocate his Constituent Service Office out of River North and into City Hall.
Reilly says he has closed the office at 325 West Huron Street and, effective Monday, moved it to offices on the second floor of City Hall at 121 North LaSalle Street.
The River North neighborhood is home to rising market-rate rents, and due to limited budget choices and very minimal walk-in traffic, I believe it is in the best interest of the taxpayers to consolidate operations at City Hall, just ten blocks from my Huron Street office, wrote Reilly in his August 16 newsletter to constituents.
He says the move will result in significant cost savings in rent and having all his staff in the same office will improve the efficiency of how the office operates.
(Left) Alderman Reilly unveils an honorary street sign for Arthur Bryan at State & Ontario in River North on September 14, 2016.
In July, according to WBEZ Chicago, Reilly closed his 5,000 square foot political office at 372 West Ontario Street after being notified the rent there would nearly triple if the lease was renewed.
Reilly says he plans to offer constituent services at pop-up locations within the 42nd Ward.
His telephone number (312-642-4242) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) have not changed.