Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) celebrated La Casa Norte’s ground breaking ceremony with Comm. Luis Arroyo Jr. 
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) hosted the Chicago Football Classic at Soldier Field and is hosting a Senior Ball Oct 1. 
  • Ald. George Cardenas (12) tweeted the story about the crowd funding campaign for the paleta salesman, commenting “Does he get hsng voucher? Of course not!”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Danny Davis, Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, State Rep. Sonya Harper, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Toni Foulkes (16th) for the 20th Jericho Walk this weekend, which “seeks to break down the walls of violence, racism, and division. I am proud to be a part of its revival in our community.” He also shared this Finance Committee prep pic. 
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) is hosting a golf outing October 7. 
  • Ald. Milly Santiago (31) is collecting ideas for the next participatory budgeting round. She also chatted about the water-sewer tax and public safety with Univision. 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) marched in the Little Village Mexican Independence Parade with Comm. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, and shared this positive Buzzfeed coverage of his sister’s Chicago Loteria designs. 
  • Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) ran the Volition 5k, which raises funds for scholarships for military families.
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) tweeted the “terrible news” about Paul Green’s death. “Paul was a constituent, professor, comedian & someone I admired very much. We will all miss him.” He, Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel all stood together at a 9/11 tribute yesterday. He says he hasn’t heard from the developer who wants to build the skyscraper next to Union Station, Sterling Bay.  
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) posted this meeting invite to discuss a new Transit TIF for CTA Red Line improvements Sep 13. 
  • Ald. John Arena (45) shared this story about a hostage situation in Jefferson Park: “On this anniversary of 9/11, we are reminded again of how we return to our first responders in emergency situations both nationally and regionally. We thank them for their service and honor their committment.” He also explained his no vote on the water tax on WGN. 
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) is hosting a town hall to discuss the FY17 budget this Wednesday. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) shared his favorite spots in Ravenswood and Lincoln Square. “They’re Scrumtralescent!”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) wrote a bit about public safety in the ward in his newsletter: “The overwhelming violence across the city has shown us the need for more police to patrol the streets. The City Council is also taking the needed steps to improve the police accountability system in Chicago, which is needed and important to re-establish trust with the police and our communities.”
  • Ald. Deb Silverstein (50) is hosting CDOT and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a public meeting to discuss plans to build a new pedestrian/biking bridge over the North Shore Channel at Lincoln Avenue tomorrow. 
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza co-wrote an op-ed on the importance of youth involvement in government.