• Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) is hosting his next community meeting tomorrow in Logan Square. 
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) is hosting a second positive loitering event at the site of a shooting near downtown last week. 
  • Ald. Leslie Hairston (5) is holding a community meeting to discuss a new grocery store proposed for the ward.
  • Ald. Ed Burke (14) released a statement on Abner Mikva’s death: “Abner Mikva led an honorable life and served his country during World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps. He was a proud member of our “greatest generation,” one defined by strength, tenacity and values.
    He was a progressive voice whose integrity never faltered and whose sincerity defined his success.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) held an impromptu community rally to condemn the shootings of two children over the 4th of July weekend. 
  • Ald. Chris Taliaferro’s (29) latest community meeting is tonight. 
  • Ald. John Arena (45) says a six month pilot plan to test a noise reduction strategy at O’Hare begins today. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) celebrated the announcement that the Illinois Commerce Commission will hold a hearing on Lincoln Towing, the inspiration behind Pawar’s recently-passed Towing Bill of Rights. 
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) paid tribute to the late Abner Mikva: “I cut my political teeth working on his congressional campaigns in Evanston and the north suburbs back in the 1970s… May he rest in peace and may his good works live on the lives of the many young people he has inspired.”
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers also issued a short statement on Abner Mikva’s death: “Though he left public life in 1995, he never stopped serving. His legacy lives on through his wonderful family and through the tremendous Mikva Challenge program that has been an introduction to public service for over 11,000 youths in Chicago, Washington and Los Angeles.”
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza also issued a brief statement: “As a member of the Illinois General Assembly, a Congressman, a White House counsel and a federal judge, he fought tirelessly for justice in all three branches of our national government… To meet Abner, was to be inspired by him.”