Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) shared pics from his rooftop fundraiser. 
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) posted throwback pics from South Chicago in 1939: “Parishioners from Our Lady of Guadalupe church celebrating the Fiestas Patrias on the 15th and 16th of September.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) said multiple shots were fired just 20 feet in front of him yesterday afternoon while he was driving around the ward checking on abandoned buildings. In a statement, he again called for a realignment of CPD resources for areas like West Englewood with high numbers of violent crimes.
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado’s (26) senior fair is Sept. 30. 
  • Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27) shared CTA updates–including plans to allow for pre-pay before boarding buses downtown. 
  • Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29) issued a statement on his water-sewer tax vote: “My office continues to receive, in increasing numbers, foreclosure notices and phone calls that the increased taxes and fees that have been levied are unbearable.  For that reason and others, I could not, in good conscience, vote “yes” to increase the heavy load that many of my constituents have not even recovered from, with the 2016 increased property tax and garbage fee… I am proud of my “no” vote and proud to represent and stand up for the 29th Ward.”
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) says he and Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) aren’t done with indigenous issues: “We want to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City code as well.”
  • Ald. Marge Laurino (39) missed some key committee votes last week because she traveled to Korea to “participate in the Korea Foundation’s ‘Invitation Program for Distinguished Guests in Governmental and Legislative Affairs,'” per her newsletter.
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) got in a back in forth with a party bus company owner on Twitter. The owner claimed he tried a dozen times to schedule a meeting. Ald. Reilly denies it. 
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) announced parking changes with high hopes for the Cubs: “In anticipation of the Cubs clinching the National League Central Title there will be no parking on Clark from Newport to Grace Friday, September 16 beginning at Noon through Saturday, September 17th at 5am.”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) hosted a breakfast for the principals of 48th Ward schools, “We look forward to sharing school success stories throughout the year to highlight the important work taking place in schools ward-wide.”
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) is holding a community meeting on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in the ward. 
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza responded to Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger claiming she simultaneously received paychecks from both the City of Chicago and the state during her time as an IL State Rep. “Ironically, Ex-Gov Rod Blagojevich tried to do this to me back in 2008 when I co-sponsored the bill that impeached him… This politically motivated attack against my values and the standards I have set as a public servant is not only completely untrue, but was proven false years ago.”