Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) wants to see more from the property tax rebate, particularly to protect renters: “While I applaud the property tax rebate program, as it comes close to the property tax rebate program I introduced, it should be strengthened.” 
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) says in response to arrests in the ward, his staff is “helping to expand the Court Advocacy Program, run through Chicago Police and Cook Co States Attorney’s Office. Court Advocates attend court hearings for individuals arrested while committing crimes, showing support for the Cook County State’s Attorney and the Chicago Police Department.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) says gun violence is a public health crisis: I’ve been calling for a serious, concentrated task force of law enforcement to help stem this violence and stop the flow of weapons into our neighborhoods… Additionally I have made a particular request to the Superintendent that the CPD halt all transfers out of the 9th District, and any other high-crime district in Chicago, as long as we remain in this crisis period.”
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) says CPD officers from the 25th District are “making home visits to people with electronic monitoring and finding those with outstanding warrants in the Humboldt Park Area. Who ever is non-compliant will go back to jail. The 14th, 12th, and 11th District will follow this program.”
  • Ald. Walter Burnett (27) is hosting a series of events, including a Jazz Fest in Seward Park, and a Google for Non-Profits training.
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) posted this info on the city’s recycling ordinance changes, requesting input, but didn’t attend yesterday’s committee meeting discussing the changes. Her ward night was also canceled due to a power outage. 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa (35) and his partner plan to be proud CPS parents, and says it’s time for City Council to create revenue for schools. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) and Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) tweeted about plagiarism accusations against Melania Trump during her RNC speech. 
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) has a preview of the cute animals coming back to the Lincoln Park Zoo. 
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) says the newly announced Industrial Growth Zones will mean more job opportunities. Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) says it will help small and medium businesses succeed. 
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) shared this post from a local bakery who raised more than $1300 for #BlackLivesMatter.