• Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) called for Special Service Area (SSA) #33 to increase their safety programs budget using available surplus funds for security patrols in the Wicker Park and Bucktown business districts. Its current public safety budget, according to the alderman, is $1,000. He’d like to see it set at $100,000. He says he has support from neighboring Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) and 14th District Commander Fabian Saldana.
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3), Ald. Sophia King (4), Mayor Emanuel, and Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp in launching “Building Community Block by Block,” a summer safety initiative designed to engage youth in the community through advocacy, entrepreneurship and summer jobs.
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) told residents not to be worried when they see a drone at 122nd and Burley tomorrow: it’s from ComEd. 
  • Ald. David Moore (17) is hosting his quarterly community meeting Saturday morning. 
  • Ald. Jason Ervin (28) brought his daughter Jeneva to City Hall for a Community Development Commission hearing. Looks like she arrived asleep and stayed asleep.  
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) shared more info on the training exercise scheduled for tomorrow at Wrigley Field: “simulated ammunition and flashbangs will be used during the mock incident.” The active shooter exercise will involve CPD, Wrigley Field personnel, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, the Chicago Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) gave Evanston Township High School Props for declaring Black Lives Matter. 
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza shared a message to Donald Trump: “We need to build a symbolic wall between Trump and the White House.”