Ward Reports

  • PSA: The city’s property tax rebate program kicks off October 1. 
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) was at the Chicago Defender Great Migration celebration “to hear about the digitizing of the photo and print archive of the paper that exposed racism in the South and promoted a new life for African Americans in the North… today we celebrate a new Mayor of Bronzeville, Andre Guichard, of Gallery Guichard and the preservation of our rich history as captured in photographs held by the Chicago Defender newspaper now led by Cheryl Mainor.”
  • Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6) is moving to a new office. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) joined a huge group of other elected officials in volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. “24,000 lbs. of cabbage was no match for our collective efforts!” Pics from Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1), Ald. Brian Hopkins (2), Ald. Milly Santiago (31)
  • Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22) retweeted this observation that a CPD spying story has been out for a year, but an ordinance demanding hearings is still stuck in committee.
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) shared four tactics to remove gang members from buildings on 2600 W. Hirsch and surrounding areas.
  • Ald. Marge Laurino (39) announced a cab driver in her ward, Tessema Demissie, is one of the top 12 finalists in the citywide competition to find “Chicago’s Top Cabbie”. Grand prize winners receive a free taxicab medallion from the city.
  • Ald. John Arena (45) says volunteers who help clean up the Addison & Avondale Mural Garden this weekend will get a complimentary lunch of soup, salad, and breadsticks. From where else? Olive Garden.
  • Ald. James Cappleman’s (46) husband, Richard Thale, was elected the District Advisory Chair for the 19th Police District. Cappleman says Thale has been with CAPS for 16 years.
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) commented on Illinois GOP Chair Tim Schneider’s speech at the City Club yesterday: “And the @ilgop thinks endorsing Trump will help with minority outreach? Time and demographics are not on your side.”
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) is hosting a community meeting to review a proposal for a medical cannabis dispensary at 1930 W. Chase today.