Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) has a jobs workshop next week in collaboration with the IL Central Management Services.
  • Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6) is holding a troubled buildings summit October 8. 
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) encouraged signups for tomorrow’s CPS board meeting to speak about “the cuts and decisions being made throughout our ward’s CPS schools.” 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) gave a shout out to his interns, who did a great job “walking the Ward, painting poles, handling requests, and cleaning the community.” He has a health and fun fair on Friday. 
  • Ald. Pat O’Connor (40) posted updates on two shootings in the ward over the weekend. 
  • Ald. John Arena (45) shared this C-SPAN video about an exchange between a black host and a self-professed “prejudiced” white man about race and policing. “Over the past months I have had many conversations about the challenge our city faces in addressing this issue. The exchange in this video, more than any I’ve heard, addresses where the starting point is for each of us.”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) is holding a public safety workshop tomorrow to discuss “street safety, victim prevention, public transportation safety, youth safety, and fire safety.”
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza held a fundraiser last night on Chicago’s First Lady, a cruise ship. Ald. Michele Smith (43) turned out in support. 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers’ Q2 Quarterly Earnings Call and Webinar is today at noon to “discuss how our office is creating relief for Chicago’s taxpayers by increasing this year’s revenue projections to $102 million.” His summer golf outing/fundraiser is Friday. 
  • The Progressive Caucus put out a follow-up press release to the Mayor’s Office yesterday calling “on the Emanuel administration to show proof that its proposed water tax hike would actually generate the revenue needed to address the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund (MEABF) of Chicago pension liability.” No definitive answers yet from the Budget Office or Council Office of Financial Analysis Director Ben Winick. More here.