Ward Reports

  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) and Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11) both played in a charity hockey game at the United Center, and “got to indulge in our own grown-up fantasy camp and skate with [Blackhawks alumni] for three memorable periods.”
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) thanked God “for all the blessings and trials that have come my way in 2016” and “for his love for and protection of all who reads this post. May 2017 be more productive, safer and loving for all of us.”
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) discussed the redevelopment of the Michael Reese Hospital site on Chicago Tonight. “As this massive economic development project takes shape, I will continue to advocate for the will of the community to guide the forthcoming steps.”
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) shared a rundown of all the new laws that are kicking in in 2017. 
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12), apparently responding to PEOTUS Donald Trump’s tweet, said “We do need federal help. We need a reconstruction plan in communities beset by violence. Federal dollars can help. Don’t need tanks!” Here’s his year in review newsletter: “In 2017, I will continue to strengthen what works, and fix what doesn’t. I will focus on expanding opportunities to 12th Ward residents and businesses, and ensure that the 12th Ward receives city services at the highest standard.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) announced the formation of the West Englewood workgroup, inspired by his Back of the Yards workgroup. “Members are charged with creating real solutions to bring police & community together, new opportunities for our youth, and expand the social safety nets, and more.”
  • Ald. David Moore (17) gave a shout out to Head Coach “Sip” of the Ogden Park Vikings. “He is totally awesome. A man’s man and a true leader. We have so many assets in Englewood. I promise you the good in Englewood totally and far outweighs the bad.”
  • Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27) interviewed CHA CEO Eugene Jones on the latest episode of Network 27. 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa’s (35) 2017 resolution: “continue to build the movement to take back City Hall from the rich and powerful corporate interests.”
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) wished a happy and safe New Year to those who had to work over the holiday.  
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) says 2017 “is our year to organize & push for a progressive vision for Illinois.”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) shared highlights from 2016 re: public safety, new businesses, infrastructure improvements, the Argyle Streetscape, and education strides. “We celebrated the opening of over 20 new businesses, saw the completion of the Argyle streetscape, our schools received top rankings from CPS, and we witnessed history when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in over 100 years!”
  • Ald. Deb Silverstein (50) also recapped the year in achievements in her newsletter, including a new library and parks in the ward, the cat cafe ordinance, and streetscape projects. 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers thanked Next City for featuring #Fund77 in an article recognizing “2016’s Top Equity Victories in Finance” Have you heard our interview with him on The Aldercast?