Ward Reports

  • PSA: Has 2016 been rough for you? Consider adopting a support animal in need this weekend, as Chicago Animal Care and Control holds a “Clear the Shelters” event. 
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) will be hosting a meeting to discuss added patrols for Wicker Park and Bucktown. “Alderman Moreno and I have started working with the SSA (Special Service Area) representatives. This already has the approval of the 14th District Police Commander and would be paid for by SSA funds already being collected for neighborhood improvements.”
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) attended a youth boxing event at Taylor Park: “Thanks to Jesse Johnson who has been inspiring youth from the neighborhood for years and welcome to Sidney Lewis the new park supervisor.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) shared this story about a cop shot on the near South Side: “We must continue to pray for the men & women of the Chicago Police Department who put their lives on the line every day in defense of our city. Godspeed to this officer on a speedy & full recovery.”
  • Ald. David Moore (17) posed alongside Chance the Rapper: “Music is the gift by which he will fulfill the the purpose for which God has called him. So proud of you Chancellor.” 
  • Ald. Danny Solis (25) tweeted pictures from Siesta del Sol. 
  • Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29) hosted the grand opening for his new satellite office inside Kolatek’s Bakery last night. 
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) attended an anti-violence rally in Englewood with Ald. Raymond Lopez (15). 
  • Ald. Emma Mitts (37) posted the lineup for her Gospel Fest on August 6. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) says one of his priorities is going after third party promoters of party buses. 
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) emailed out BACP’s form letting big buildings ban Airbnb rentals. Any property that is landlord-owned, or governed by a homeowner’s association of any kind, can notify the city that the property prohibits short term rentals, she says. The City will deny a license to anyone seeking a short term rental license at that address (subject to an appeals process, during which time the property can continue to be listed and rented). I encourage all rental buildings, condo and co-op buildings and townhouse associations to submit this form to create an initial level of protection for your building.”