Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1), responding to the executive order, wrote, “We must continue to fight in the face of autocrats! This country is much bigger than its elected officials, much bigger than the bureaucracy in place, much bigger than the POTUS. This country is about its citizens and within everyone of us lies the power to give up our rights to the powers that be or to stand and fight for what is right!”
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) has pics from the groundbreaking for “New triple brand Hilton Hotel, restaurants and a Starbucks planned for the gateway of the Motor Row entertainment district at 22nd and Michigan.”
  • Ald. Sophia King’s (4) agreed to attend five community forums ahead of the upcoming special election in the ward. 
  • Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11) and Comm. John Daley (D-11) co-issued a Happy Chinese New Year pic. 
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12) is hosting a community forum tomorrow for people “to receive free advice and ask questions regarding immigrant rights. Come receive professional support and information useful for all immigrants, regardless of legal status.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) wrote: “Many families have LEGAL access to everything this country has to offer & to declare it “null and void” because the President is too ignorant to understand the difference between being undocumented or having legal residence is horrifying.”
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) was part of Team @MyMaryCate, climbing 80 stories of the Aon Center to support Lurie Children’s Hospital.
  • Ald. Walter Burnett (27) says he and “The Young Democratic Party donated over 300 coats to Community Organizations & Seniors throughout the Ward.”
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) has a pretty comprehensive public safety update in his latest newsletter.
  • 33rd Ward Democratic Committeeman Aaron Goldstein says his kids picked protesting over a movie. “The present is pretty scary but the future is bright.”
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) re-issued her statement on the Diversity Resolution passed last week: “Scapegoating will not bring this nation any closer to solving its economic and security challenges. President Trump’s divisive actions and inflammatory rhetoric represents a unfortunate miscalculation that will only tear this country apart from within. That is why it is critical for cities like Chicago to stand up for what is right.”
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) attended the O’Hare protest: “We are one people, @realDonaldTrump let refugees in and release our detained Muslim sisters and brothers #nobannowall #refugeeswelcome”
  • Ald. Nick Sposato (38) is announcing a new high school that will serve the ward tomorrow. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) protested with his wife at O’Hare. Couldn’t get to McDonald’s though. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) posted pics and video from the O’Hare protests. “We must resist our racist President,” he wrote. He also shared a campaign-ready pic standing in front of an American flag with Comm. Bridget Gainer (D-10). 
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) will be celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Rooster next weekend at the Argyle Lunar New Year Parade. “We are grateful for the contributions of the Chinese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, and other Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees who have made the Argyle district the vibrant, welcoming, and delicious destination that it is!”
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) says Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin “were last-minute additions to our “Know Your Rights” Workshop for immigrants and refugees,” along with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Kelly Cassidy “in denouncing Donald Trump’s recent anti-immigrant and anti-American executive orders.” The event had a big turnout

  • Comm. Richard Boykin (D-1) says at the Board meeting next week, he “will be asking my colleagues to approve a Resolution that would spell out exactly what Chicago needs from the federal government. That type of assistance can serve as an immediate way to curb the violence. But there must also be long-term solutions to prevent the violence from creeping back up in the years to come.”
  • Comm. Bridget Gainer (D-10) is headlining a City Club luncheon today. She joined the O’Hare protests this weekend with City Clerk Anna Valencia
  • Comm. John Fritchey (D-12) attended O’Hare protests with Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) and 47th Ward Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld, “as the proud son of an immigrant.”
  • Comm. Sean Morrison (R-17) says the “truest form of protest is at the ballot box.”