Ward Reports

  • Ald. Sophia King (4) early voted (we’re thinking it was for herself). Here’s her pitch video
  • Ald. Gregory Mitchell (7) is revamping his email newsletter and website in the “near future,” and says the 7th ward will receive over 50 new officers this year.
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) shared video from a press conference he held yesterday: “We must continue to expose those that would harm our communities. Silence only gives these criminals cover to shoot more children, kill more innocents, and shatter more communities.”
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) participated in the Chicago High School for Ag Sciences Job Shadow Day with @SenatorBillC and @chrisgkennedy. There was a baby pig
  • Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27) has a reminder for his Clean & Sober Steppers Set to benefit the Salvation Army. 
  • Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) delivered this letter to Chicago Public Schools requesting they “put a halt” to the expansion of Speer Academy. “I do not believe that the Northwest Side can afford additional charter schools. They continue to suck resources from our great neighborhood schools like Steinmetz College Prep and North-Grand High School. We have to recognize that our neighborhood schools are more than just schools, they are the center of our communities and will continue to serve that function for decades to come.” He thanked a group of fellow aldermen for supporting neighborhood schools, including Ald. Milly Santiago (31), who delivered the letter with him.  
  • Ald. John Arena (45) declared his Valentine’s Day party a smashing success.
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) shared this article about a manufacturing tycoon and emigrant from India supporting President Trump, calling him “a fool & an Islamaphobe. Beware Hindu nationalists: @POTUS just sees skin color. So don’t think you’re safe as an Islamophobic Hindu.”
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) has established “an action committee that will work to promote and improve Rogers Park’s neighborhood public schools,” The Committee on Rogers Park Schools (CORPS). 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers warned there’s only a few more days to apply for his office’s Black History Month Essay Competition. Top prize is a $2,500 scholarship. He also celebrated Chance’s big night at the Grammy’s. 

  • Comm. Bridget Gainer (D-10) was at a “packed” meeting “to protect #RoevWade with HB40 @Fightin47th @SaraFeigenholtz @PersonalPAC@RepAnnWilliams“.

  • Comm. Sean Morrison (R-17) says Mayor Emanuel’s visit to DC to talk infrastructure is a “Good start, shame that no elected officials from Cook County government attended, to proud to ask for fed help/resources = our kids killed.”