Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) is sharing profiles of his interns: first up, “Isabel Veliz!” who is “a rising sophomore at St. Ignatius College Prep,” and a “competitive swimmer” who “hopes to pursue a career involving sports medicine or in politics.”
  • Ald. Greg Mitchell (7) is hosting a property fitness forum on tax assessment appeal with Cook County Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr. on July 20th. Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1), Ald. Sophia King (4), Ald. Deb Mell (33), and Ald. Nick Sposato (38) are holding similar events. 
  • Ald. Anthony Beale (9) tagged along at Ald. Ariel Reboyras’s (30) bike event in his ward. 
  • Ald. David Moore (17) shared “must read” stories about Fetullah Gulen, the Turkish coup, and its ties to Chicago school funding. “Most won’t read each article because everyone is not ready to get out of the MATRIX. And I understand. It’s Safer. Trust me, and I have to be honest, I don’t want to get out either, but I can’t run from my calling. I already tried. If nothing else, keep me in prayer.” He also hosted a packed community meeting. 
  • Ald. Milly Santiago (31) is hosting an informational meeting on the formation of a Park Advisory Council for Kelvyn Park (4438 W. Wrightwood) from 6:30pm-7:30pm tomorrow. 
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) provided more details on the Progressive Caucus’ upcoming police accountability hearings: “broader subject matter areas include community relations, legal oversight and accountability, early intervention and personnel concerns, de-escalation, and video release policies. There will also be at least three additional community input meetings in the fall to review the input and make major changes to City policies.” 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa (35) updated newsletter subscribers on the property tax rebate program up in Finance Committee tomorrow: I fought for a higher average property tax rebate amount, the plan I proposed had an average rebate of $400. While the rebate program that will move next week does not go as far as I would have liked, I’m proud to be part of this effort and support this program that will bring much needed property tax relief to Chicago’s working families. I will continue to fight for property tax relief that will benefit renters in the coming months.” 
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) shared a sometimes graphic 7 minute tribute video to honor law enforcement officers.
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) is hosting a community meeting on changes to Navy Pier, which is “seeking an amendment to their Planned Development and Lakefront Protection Application in order to implement their next phases of improvements… [including] a welcome pavilion in Polk Bros Park (formerly Gateway Park), a new elevated walkway and water feature at the Pier’s East End, new restaurants, and a new hotel with up to 240 rooms located near the East End.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) posted this video with his thoughts on Godparents day. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) posted all the updates he had on a shooting in Lincoln Square, and wrote “It is no secret that our city is grappling with gun crime on a daily basis. And these recent incidents demonstrate that no neighborhood is immune to gun related violence… The randomness of the incidents makes it even more jarring and scary. As always, we will keep you posted as we learn more.” He also bid farewell to IllinoisGO: “Say hello to Lumbergh for me!”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) wrote his appreciation for two staffers leaving his office, education liaison Karen Dreyfuss and former staffer, now Uptown United CEO Sara Dinges. “We are in a better place as a community due to the many contributions that Karen and Sara have made. I am deeply grateful to each of them for their collaborative work with me, Dan Luna and my staff.”
  • Ald. Deb Silverstein (50) is holding a community meeting with Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, as well as 24th District Commander Roberto Nieves and 17th District Commander Elias Voulgaris tomorrow.
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza campaigned in Peoria with Rep. Cheri Bustos and US Senate democratic nominee Tammy Duckworth.
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers attended a community meeting to discuss police relations with community leaders Tacarra Birmingham, Charmaine Ricketts, Will Calloway, State Rep Camille Lilly, Ald. Michael Scott, Jr. (24), and Ald. Jason Ervin (28). “It is inspiring to see hundreds of youth from our city demanding dialogue and action.”