Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) will be at a community meeting next Wednesday at Pritzker School to “discuss the recent violence in our neighborhood, what we have been doing to address it, and what remains to be done.”
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) issued a statement on the state of affairs in her latest newsletter: “Just this past month, we have seen those old fights reignite. I was proud to speak at the Women’s March on Chicago and I’m committed to upholding the rights of ALL of Chicago’s citizens.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted of the Ohio pastor who offered to sit President Trump down with Chicago gangs: “Many Chi gangs are block by block, diff leaders over hundreds of streets. Anyone believe some pastor in OH talked to them?”
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) tweeted he was “Proud to be attending the annual @IlliniRestAssoc meeting. The IRA supports restaurant operators & advocates for the hospitality workforce.”
  • Ald. Walter Burnett (27) shared an invite to Clean & Sober Steppers Set to benefit the Salvation Army. 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) is hosting a know your rights training session for immigrants this weekend. 
  • Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) says State Rep. Chris Welch is a “great pick” for Chairman of the Higher Education Committee. 
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) has info on the new high school planned for the Northwest Side. “We will be assisting Taft High School and the Local School Council (LSC) in conducting numerous meetings with CPS to gain your feedback. I would also encourage you to contact your grade school LSC, attend their meetings and share your thoughts.”
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) has a new Facebook page. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) will participate in a “Not My President’s Day” on January 20. 
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48), Swift Elementary Parents and public school advocate Troy LaRaviere will rally in front of Swift “to send a message of hope, change, and support for its immigrant and refugee families.” 
  • City Clerk Anna Valencia handed out #ChiBags in Englewood with Streets and San, CPD, and Chicago Budget & Management employees.
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers’ office is giving away a $2500 black history month scholarship as part of an essay contest. 
  • The Progressive Caucus’ next “Tour de Fork” fundraiser is next month. Host sponsorship will cost $1000.