Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) shared a series of public safety updates, including the designation of the 2600 block of Hirsch as a “Hotspot,” and a high-level violence area, meaning that police units will be dispatched immediately to address calls originating from there.
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) posted pics of the bike mob that attended his Bike the Ward event. 
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) had a fun day at Wrigley: “I had an opportunity to meet my favorite Cubs player – Jason Heyward. Swoon and exhale.”
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) issued a statement on her vote in favor of the water tax: “Undoubtedly, generating revenue by way of imposing new taxes is an unfortunate reality for all of us as taxpayers. Therefore, I plan to continue to work with my colleagues to develop sustainable solutions to balance our budget and honor financial obligations, without breaking the backs of working class families or seniors on fixed incomes.” 
  • Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6) and his family, Ald. Ed Burke (14), Ald. Gregory Mitchell (7), Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Water Commissioner Barrett Murphy will dedicate the water purification plant at 3300 E. Cheltenham Pl. to the late Mayor Eugene Sawyer today. 
  • Ald. David Moore (17) shared an invite to the grand opening of the Englewood Whole Foods. 
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21) shared a memory on Facebook–a post he made about State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez: “She had a chance to get in there and make a change,” Brookins, who lost to Alvarez in 2008, said at the time, “But she decided against it to go with the status quo.”
  • Ald. Rick Muñoz (22) went to a Cubs game and “ran into Miguel Cervantes aka Hamilton!!!!!”
  • Ald. Jason Ervin (28) congratulated the 28th Ward’s Garfield Park Gators Football Team, Winners of the 2016 Ward Bowl.
  • Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29) posted a series of congratulatory and thank you photos: for a “Put the Guns Down” event, the 30th Anniversary of The Will Group (which Gov. Rauner attended), and the reopening of Cafe 10 Bar and Grill. 
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) says the crafting of police legislation taking place over the summer “was supplanted by the mayor’s version that was submitted to the council in late August, and aldermen were not allowed to see the detailed version until the end of the month… Experts from around the US, and those who work within the police reform realm have agreed that the proposed ordinance lacks teeth in some areas and does not go far enough in changing the problems that were inherent in the OPS and IPRA.”   
  • The traffic diverter project in Ald. Deb Mell’s (33) ward starts today. She also issued a statement on the water tax vote, calling for “a progressive state income tax, a tax on luxury goods and services, a financial transaction tax, and other revenue ideas that seek to shift a larger share of the burden on wealthy corporations and high income earners. The administration must be more aggressive in lobbying the governor’s office for the resources we need and so should I.”
  • Ald. Emma Mitts’ (37) next community meeting is Thursday. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) tweeted a lot this weekend, including about Donald Trump.
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted this “challenging article on addictions and solutions. Worth considering.”
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47), Committeeman Paul Rosenfeld, and Cook County Comm. Bridget Gainer campaigned for State Rep. Ann Williams this weekend.
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza outlined some newly-approved fee changes.