Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) will be at Wicker Park today “for a celebration of MLK Jr’s legacy and a discussion about stopping violence in Chicago.”
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) shared some accomplishments from the past eight months in her newsletter. She’s got yard signs ready for her campaign. 
  • Ald. Gregory Mitchell (7) shared pictures from his holiday appreciation party. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted: “A Sunday afternoon. Rifle casings and two people shot in [Back of the Yards]. What will it take to get these weapons of war out of our communities?”
  • Ald. David Moore (17) shared info for call to action community meeting Wednesday to hear the details of the DOJ CPD report. US Attorney Vanita Gupta, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson and Police Board President Lori Lightfoot will attend. 
  • Ald. Milly Santiago (31) shared pics from inauguration in Springfield: “Congratulations to Rep. Luis Arroyo and Will Guzzardi who serve constituents of the 31st Ward. I look forward to continue working with our state officials to bring resources to the ward. It was a pleasure to see our States first Latina Comptroller, Susana Mendoza in her new office! “
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) issued a short statement in his newsletter on the DOJ findings: “While the Department of Justice and the City look to hold police officers accountable for the practices within the CPD, city leadership needs to be held accountable as well. The lack of cooperation and refusal to provide information to the public that is necessary to make good decisions has hindered changes in the City. These practices need to end before we can have fundamental transformation of city government.” 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) attended an #Earth2Trump meeting in Hermosa. “Together we will resist @realDonaldTrump‘s agenda & fight for civil rights and the environment.”
  • Ald. Pat O’Connor’s (40) newsletter includes a long statement on the DOJ report: “There are some terrible, horrific examples of incidents that have occurred within the department that illustrate the finding of the Justice Department’s report. They are difficult to read and totally unacceptable, but again they do not reflect the majority of the officers that make up the department… Our community is, in my experience, overwhelmingly supportive of achieving the goal of social justice for all of our citizens while hoping to maintain the level of safety and relatively low crime rate we enjoy in our neighborhood.”
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) tweeted about the news of the death of WWF’s Superfly Snuka: “Say it ain’t so! RIP. Please don’t let this be another 2016 of celebrity deaths…”
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) joined 156 LGBT elected officials in signing a letter “demanding the President-elect support equality for LGBT Americans of every race, ethnicity and religion. This letter is an unprecedented show of collective power from LGBT leaders, and demands the President-elect promote equality in his administration and govern with our shared values of inclusion, fairness and justice.” 
  • Ald. John Arena (45) marked MLK Day in his newsletter: “As we enter 2017 with many unknowns, let’s take a moment to reflect on Dr. King’s vision and embrace our neighbors. The onus is on each of us as individuals to work towards inclusivity and understanding. We break down barriers and overcome hatred when we take a moment to get to know one another.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) cut a lot of ribbons this weekend. 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers says he’s keeping a skeptical eye on “conservative pundits and Trump supporters who have something else to say the rest of #MLKWeekend #MLKDAY #NotOnMyWatch