Ward Reports

  • Chance the Rapper promoted Ald. Sophia King’s (4) health fair at Dyett on Saturday. 
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) and Friends of Labor (CTU, NECA and IBEW Local 124) are holding a 10th Ward Labor Day Parade and Friends of Labor Festival on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm, accompanied by a free three day festival at Steelworker’s Parks.
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12) and CTU members will hold a 9:30 press conference this morning “demanding that Chicago Public School (CPS) board members use their clout with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to obtain additional school funding and reverse the hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts that will hit classrooms in September.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) joined Ald. David Moore (17), Ald. Matt O’Shea (19), State Rep. Fran Hurley, Park District CEO Mike Kelly, OEMC Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau, and Jesse Brown VA Hospital Director Jim McLain to open the 2016 Valor Games, “an introductory adaptive sports competition for veterans and service members with physical and visual disabilities.”
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) shared this article about the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, which went into effect Aug. 1. He spoke at a press conference highlighting the act yesterday
  • Ald. Willie Cochran’s (20) 3rd annual construction expo is Thursday
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21) welcomed a new business to the ward: Buddy Bear Car Wash. 
  • Ald. Rick Muñoz (22) shared this obit for Little Village precinct captain Alex ‘Big Al’ Medina
  • Ald. Jason Ervin (28) celebrated his wife, Melissa Conyears Ervin’s birthday. 
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) ended his day at 11 pm with a meeting with UFCW Local 1546. “A long day, but very productive.”
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) gave City Clerk Susana Mendoza props for reforming her office: “Great thing about @chicityclerk is she ran for office to innovate/get things done–unlike @LeslieMungerIL who takes pride in stopping things”