Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) congratulated local restaurant Animale for making the list of 10 hottest new restaurants to visit right now.
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) applauded the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber and the SSA #33 for agreeing to spend $50,000 on public safety services. Hopkins and Ald. Moreno initially pushed for $100,000 for security patrols. 
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) shared pictures from the National Night Out earlier this week, and a brainstorming session with staff. 
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) is hosting the first ever 10th Ward Community Picnic and Camp Out at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve for kids this weekend. 
  • Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11) posted a South Branch Park Advisory Council survey to help inform the Chicago Park District of future programming for the boathouse on Eleanor St. Click. 
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12) will cut the ceremonial ribbon for the new Chicago Fire mini-soccer field at Spry Elementary on Monday. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) has requested a crisis team to help ward residents after a young boy was found burned in an abandoned building in Englewood. “Our neighborhood has had more than its share of sadness and tragedy. I have asked for Family and Support Services to help us to identify any families in the area who may be struggling and in need of personal help. Please encourage your neighbors to call my office if they appear to be in need or in crisis.”
  • Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22) jammed to Joe Soto’s radio show on the way to last night’s police hearing. 
  • Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30) is co-hosting Festival Cubano next weekend. 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) is starting round 2 of his participatory budgeting process. He says the first round votes are leading to a new playground at Nixon elementary, and there will be new alley aprons, lighting, and other projects. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) says Sen. Dick Durbin can save Chicago from a second Rauner term. 
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) thanked two local residents who helped a man shot in the neck in Lakeview, and shared pictures from a local groundbreaking near Wrigley Field, which “will include 148 luxury apartments, 150,000 square feet of retail commercial space, and 405 parking spaces. This project represents a huge investment in Lakeview… a true Transit Oriented Development- adding density where it belongs- next to our first class CTA system and Addison station.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) had a long day–helping one constituent with thoughts of suicide (who is now “okay”) and a pregnant woman with four kids locked out of her car. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) posted his interview with Chicago Magazine’s Carol Felsenthal. If Mayor Emanuel doesn’t seek a third term, he’s throwing his hat in the mayor’s race–either way, he’s seeking higher office. 
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza thanked Planned Parenthood Illinois Action for their endorsement in the Comptrollers race.