Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) congratulated Roberto Clemente on their graduation rates: “It keeps getting better and better. So proud!”
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) is holding a bike the ward event September 17. 
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3), joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and several school officials across the ward to welcome kids back to school. “For the last 9 years, I have given away school supplies at Mollison on the first day. This is a tradition I love and look forward to.” Other back to school pics: Ald. Leslie Hairston (5), Ald. Sophia King (4), City Treasurer Kurt Summers, Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1), Ald. Deb Mell (33).
  • Ald. Rod Sawyer (6) is hosting a senior meeting Thursday morning. 
  • Ald. Greg Mitchell (7) and Cook County Comm. Stanley Moore took seniors from Coles Supportive Living Senior Housing on a trip to Brookfield Zoo.
  • Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11) welcomed back the 31st St. bus with other local politicians, including State Sen. Anthony Munoz and State Rep. candidate Theresa Mah.
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12) tweeted this article on Chicago homicides, saying “Ok but the unemployment rate in [the African American community] is not 5.6%. Try 30% or higher.”
  • Ald. Ed Burke (14) and Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11) are holding a news conference this morning “to urge CPD to make a quick-clotting gauze available to officers which can help stop bleeding in critical situations — especially when police personnel are struck by gunfire outside of their protective vests.”
  • Here’s a pic of Ald. Danny Solis (25) standing next to a very tall Minion. 
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) has more info on the Manor Greenway Project. 
  • Ald. Marge Laurino (39) posted pics from an event with Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week announcing new money for a turf field at Sauganash School. “Congratulations on obtaining your ‘field of dreams’ and good luck in the coming year!”
  • The Political Fund of Illinois is honoring Ald. Toni Foulkes (16), Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1), and Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) as “Person of the Year” for leading “the charge to bring earned sick leave to over 450,000 workers in Chicago and [giving] momentum to efforts in Cook County and statewide to do the same.” Pawar says it’s “Truly an Honor.”
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza called out her opponent, Comptroller Leslie Munger, for plagiarizing a 2007 idea from then-Comptroller Dan Hynes