Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) is keeping up the drumbeat on fair scheduling practices in Chicago: “The #FightFor15 & fair scheduling policies are gaining momentum nationwide. #Chicago can also get there!”
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) shared pics from a ribbon cutting for a bike trail extension with President Toni Preckwinkle and Ald. Marge Laurino: “I was part of the genesis of this project 10 years ago as a member of Mayor Daley’s Bicycle Advisory Council. Attending the ribbon cutting as an Alderman was a moment I will cherish forever.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez’s (15) latest pet event was a hit. His office and One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue, Alive Rescue, and Chicago Community Pet Coalition “vaccinated nearly 250 dogs offered microchips, distributed hundreds of flea/tick preventatives, and gave away dog food, dog bowls, leashes, collars & treats.”
  • Ald. David Moore (17) was at the Bears v. Cowboys game in Dallas last night, rooting for… the Cowboys. 
  • Ald. Derrick Curtis (18) shared a photo dump from recent meet-ups and a senior event at Shedd aquarium. 
  • Ald. Willie Cochran’s (20) next quarterly town hall is tomorrow. 
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) sounded off on the Mayor’s public safety plan in his newsletter: “The massive overtime expenditures, estimated at $116 Million YTD, will not be reduced overnight and there is no indication of how new officers will be paid for and how the number of officers lost to attrition or retirement will affect the number of new hires. … The Mayor’s proposal to hire cops is a start, but it’s years late, and millions of dollars short. Without real investments in our neighborhoods, employment opportunities, funding for mental health and strong vocational tech programs in public schools, it’s more empty words.” 
  • Ald. Emma Mitts (37) shared a wanted poster for whoever killed this Steinmetz 9th grader. She wrote: “On behalf of the family of Demetrius Griffin, I give my condolences and my office will work until the offenders are captured and brought to justice!
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) provided some extra numbers on the mayor’s public safety plan: “Superintendent Johnson anticipates 545 new police officers in 2017 and 425 added in 2018. While my colleagues and I expressed concern over the 471 vacancies in the department, the Superintendent assured us that these new police officers hired would be in addition to the department’s current vacancies.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted this link to a deeper dive of the shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, and said, “How many more police shootings of unarmed black citizens must occur before we say enough is enough?”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) is hosting a community meeting about the proposed Transit TIF tonight at the Broadway Armory. Representatives from CTA and DPD will answer questions The proposed Transit TIF would generate the funds needed to come up with a local match the CTA needs to secure a $1.1B Federal transit grant. Funds would be used to support Phase One of the Red and Purple Modernization project, which includes repairing and rebuilding the 100-year-old embankments and upgrading stations at Bryn Mawr, Berywn, Argyle, and Lawrence.”
  • A reminder from City Clerk Susana Mendoza: fees are going down