• PSA: Read up on firework rules. Here’s where to watch them if you don’t want to risk lighting your own. 
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) hosted a positive loitering event last night at Clark and Division, the site of a shooting Wednesday. Here’s his statement
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) thanked Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, Judge Fred Bates, MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore, and Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) for turning out to his 4th of July event. 
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) hopes the late reporter John Rooney will rest in peace. 
  • Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30) is holding a bike the ward event July 16.
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez Rosa (35) is looking at amending the Welcoming Cities ordinance. 
  • Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) hopes there will be “some hearings on where/what type of projects will be built” under new transit oriented TIFs. He’s holding a block party for peace tonight.  
  • Ald. Emma Mitts (37) is on the host committee for State Rep. Camille Lilly’s fundraiser next weekend with several other electeds.   
  • Ald. John Arena (45) says the stopgap budget means classrooms will open this fall. 
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) announced a big drug bust along the Broadway/Wilson corridor.