Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) engaged in a President Trump tweetstorm. “Put the twitter down you clown and quit talking about our City. You don’t have an ounce of the integrity that residents of Chicago have… when dealing with tough problems and you embarrass this country every time your little fingers touch your phone to tweet. /rant”
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) shared pictures and video from the unveiling of the Great Migration plaque at the 35th Street suspension bridge, and attended the Out in the Open Sleep In for homeless youth at 2nd Presbyterian Church. “Thanks to Tracy Baim for the invitation to speak and great remarks by Ja’Mal Green, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, Caprice, Fawzia Mirza, State Representative Juliana Stratton and Pastor David Neff.”
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) won the endorsement of Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. 
  • Ald. Michelle Harris (8) has some pics from around the ward. 
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) shared this Bart Simpson meme aimed at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12) is hosting a tenants rights event on March 8 and shared a picture of “all political stripes coming together in a testament to the importance of welcoming immigrants now & in the future.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) thanked “Zacatecaño community leaders for inviting me to join them for a discussion on how we can work together on behalf of immigrants during these difficult times, particularly Mexican immigrants which are so often demonized by federal officeholders.”
  • Ald. David Moore (17) attended the Hugs No Slugs Youth Talent Show, as did Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp.
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) gave a big “thanks to @DavidEigenberg from @NBCChicagoFire for supporting the @cpdmemorial. He served pancakes & cleared tables, a real class act.”
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21) shared pictures from his town hall. 
  • Ald. Michael Scott Jr.’s (24) full community meeting schedule is in his latest newsletter. 
  • Ald. Jason Ervin (28) shared a Facebook event to protest the closure of a CVS in his ward: “CVS is closing several stores in the City but by closing this one, there will not be a pharmacy anywhere in the East or West Garfield Park community.” It’s unclear what the event is calling for, exactly. It’s scheduled to continue into this morning. 
  • Ald. Milly Santiago (31) is hosting three community meetings this week. 
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) will attend a TIF Forum hosted by Cook County Clerk David Orr on March 2nd at 9 a.m “with several panelists to discuss Tax Increment Financing in the county. Here’s the Clerk’s TIF 101 primer for those of you interested in learning more about the basics.”
  • Ald Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) was at a “Packed house” meeting for “@peopleslobbyusa @neighbors35th budget townhall w/ @OmarAquinoIL2 @robertmartwick @AndradeRep40 @WillGuzzardi#PPFBudget
  • Ald. John Arena (45) has details of the new Independence Library. 
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) attended a protest “for the rights of our transgender community is packed with advocates. #ChicagoProud#LoveAlwaysWins
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) said he was heartbroken over last week’s shooting in Kansas City. “I’ve felt like ‘the other’ many times in my life. It’s especially profound today.” 
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) hosted third graders from Northside Catholic Academy to City Hall. “Students got to hang out in the Council Chambers and ask the alderman some hard-hitting questions!” He also issued a short statement on the property tax rebate vote last week. 
  • Ald. Deb Silverstein (50) has some tax reminders. 

  • Comm. Richard Boykin (D-1) held his 3rd Annual Black History Trailblazer award/dinner program. “It was a complete success! Thank you to all that attended and congratulations again to the honorees! Happy Black History Month! #teamboykin.”  

  • Comm. Bridget Gainer (D-10) tweeted: “Violence is rooted in a lack of jobs. Executive orders can be used for Infrastructure, not just immigration.”
  • Comm. Sean Morrison (R-17) tweeted about the Oscars: “And OJ was a women and eventually wife beating murder, but go ahead lib left praise him. U folks have lost your damn minds! It’s why Trump 1” The Oscar winner for OJ: Made in America dedicated his speech to victims of police brutality.