Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) is co-hosting a “Power to the People” fundraiser this Friday at Logan Arcade. “Proceeds from the raffle, silent auction, and sale of select beers (make sure you ask which ones) will benefit ACLU-IL.” 
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) attended inauguration in Springfield yesterday, and congratulated “Reps. Juliana Stratton, Sonya Harper, Christian Mitchell who serve constituents of the 3rd Ward. I look forward to working with you to increase resources to the ward.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) thanked Five Holy Martyrs Holy Name Society for an “unexpected surprise”, an award in honor of his “devotion to the FHM Holy Name of Jesus Society in 2016.”
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) is holding an event Friday to help constituents navigate their “confusing” red light review notices from the city. He was in Washington DC “at the #FreeOscarLopez rally on behalf of the 200k petitioners across the Puerto Rico, the United States, and the world to call on President Barack Obama to release Oscar Lopez Rivera before he leaves office.” Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) was there too
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) tweeted: “The difference between last night’s speech by @POTUS and this morning press conference is unbelievable. #whatacontrast
  • Ald. Emma Mitts’ (37) next pastor and minister’s meeting is this Saturday. 
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) asked for prayers for seven firefighters injured in an extra-alarm Rogers Park fire. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) called out FedEx for parking in bike and traffic lanes while making deliveries.
  • Ald. John Arena (45) thanked “all of our generous neighbors who made a contribution” to Steve Vrettos, who, per DNAInfo, “endured a house fire and a loved one’s death in the span of less than two weeks, all without taking a break from managing Jeff’s Red Hots, 3901 N. Cicero Ave.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) talked CPD recruitment efforts with Cmdr Buslik and said 2016 was a “banner year” for the ward. “What we’re seeing right now is unprecedented, but by no means, was it an accident. During my first term as alderman, I put in place all the needed ingredients to create more vibrant corridors for retail.”
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) filed his D-1 for his gubernatorial run. 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers joined Scott Kitun on WGN “to talk about the city’s investment of more than $100M in Chicago communities” and “if the violence in Chicago has impacted growth in technology.”