Ward Reports

  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) tweeted “think Chicago Police are shooting civilians more than ever before? factually wrong. the exact opposite is true.”
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) struck a pose outside the new Bar Method in her ward. 
  • Ald. David Moore (17) shared condolences to the family of Ernest Brown, a former top CPD cop and county Director of Homeland Security. He passed away this weekend. “This man in my opinion was the real deal. I said it both publicly and privately. I had the pleasure of working with him when I was at CHA and he was a Commander with CPD. Straightforward and well respected. Rest In Heaven my friend.”
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21) shared a picture from new State Rep. Justin Slaughter’s swearing in–one of few public appearances since his bike accident. “Looking forward to getting back to work,” he wrote. “Thanks for all of your concern.” 
  • Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24) shared pictures from a large lots seminar. 
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) again urged President Obama to release Oscar Lopez. “35 years ago he was convicted not for any action but rather for thinking about freedom and sovereignty for Puerto Rico. Barack Obama it’s time to finally #FreeOscarLopez. He is not a threat to anyone and should be reunited with his family. He is one of the longest serving political prisoners in the world.”
  • Ald. Jason Ervin (28) congratulated his wife, new State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin on her swearing in.
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack’s (32) year in review and priorities for 2017 are comprehensive. Ald. Milly Santiago’s (31) is here, and Ald. George Cardenas’ (12) is here
  • Ald. Marge Laurino (39) received the Peace Korea Medal Award from the World Korean Interchange & Cooperation Association. “The medal is made from melted bullets and barbed wire fence from the DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) as a way to honor the Korean Community.”
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) presented the Lakeview Pantry with a check for $20,000 from this year’s TBOX bar crawl. “It’s contributions have provided over 1 MILLION meals to our neighbors in need.”
  • Ald. John Arena (45) encouraged donations to “A beloved community member and the owner of Jeff’s Red Hots, Steve,” who “lost his family’s home and belongings to a house fire on Christmas Eve.” This week, his father-in-law passed away.
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) was on WBBM’s At Issue with Craig Dellimore and Trib’s Sunday Spin
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49), Rep. Jan Schakowsky and others are holding a 49th Ward Community Forum “on the progressive response to Donald Trump” on January 16. 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers attended an event for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky “and the growing resistance against the Rauner/Trump agenda. We must continue our work to ensure our city, state and nation work for all of its people.”

  • Comm. Richard Boykin (D-1) says he wrote a letter to Mayor Emanuel and Board President Toni Preckwinkle “pleading with them” to make a formal request for federal aide to fight Chicago crime. “To be clear, that request would not involve calling in the National Guard. It would, however, call on the president-elect to work with local officials to find ways to truly invest in the endangered communities plagued by violence here. It would also mobilize federal law enforcement to work with Chicago police to solve and fight crime.” He also offered condolences to the family of Ernest Brown, the county’s former Director of Homeland Security. He passed away from what Boykin says was a “massive heart attack.” 

  • Comm. John Fritchey (D-12) provided the “break you need from politics… Bohemian Rhapsody played on a century-old fairground organ.”