- Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) is taking sides in a micro-apartment battle: “By refusing to work with me on a resolution that would allow for a dignified and humane relocation of the tenants, the property owner has chosen to pursue an opposite, heavy-handed tactic. By doing so, he has revealed himself to be a bad community partner, who may no longer merit the granted City zoning privileges that are enabling the sale of his property on his terms.”
- Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) is hosting a small business meet and greet Jan 19.
- Ald. Pat Dowell (3) shared accomplishments from 2016 and asked residents to “do their part to strengthen the neighborhood. This includes: Working more closely with the police; Attending community and town hall meetings; Keeping your area clean of litter, dog droppings, etc.; Supporting local businesses; Volunteering with organizations that support youth in the community; Sharing this newsletter with your neighbors.”
- Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) supports in-school meditation: “Helping our youth decompress from the daily rigors they face can & will help them not only avoid violent outbursts but also help them transform into solid members of society. This pilot program belongs in all our schools.”
- Ald. Carrie Austin (34) shared a rare tweet wishing followers a Happy New Year: “I welcome our continued journey together as invested shareholders working collaboratively to improve our mutual community life.”
- Hiding under a rock yesterday? Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) is running for governor.
Comm. Richard Boykin (D-1) tweeted “New Year’s weekend was more violent this year than last. We need leaders to act to stop the carnage in 2017!”
- Comm. Bridget Gainer (D-10) tweeted her Tribune letter: “81% of voters agree: No one should have to choose btwn getting well and keeping a job.”
- Comm. John Fritchey (D-12) will be featured in a book about notable Chicagoans and why they love their pets. Profits will go to a fund that pays for veterinary costs of dogs rescued from puppy mills. It’s the final week to donate to his Helping Hands Campaign.