Ward Reports

  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) celebrated the 100th birthday constituent JoAnn Turner. “She’s a sharp and funny woman. God bless her.” Also posted some ribbon cutting pictures from the Rosewald makeover. 
  • Ald. Patrick D. Thompson’s (11) next quarterly meeting is Wednesday. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) had another successful pet clinic: “385 families took the opportunity to have their cats and dogs vaccinated & microchipped. Attendees also received free engraved ID tags, leashes & collars, dog food, treats & toys!”
  • Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. (21) is hosting a “Violence and Education Forum with community leaders to address the concerns of parents and children that are affected by violence in their neighborhoods.”
  • Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24) declared his housing fair a success. “Thank you to all the organizations that came out to share vital information about housing programs to the 24th Ward Consituents!”
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) said in his newsletter that “500 new officers may balance out the number lost to retirement or attrition, and the other “hundreds” are promotions of officers to supervisory roles or detective positions. The mayor’s budget has not yet been released so we are waiting for detailed information on how we will pay for the new staff.” He linked to the Chicago Reader story on civil forfeiture.  
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) shared her thoughts on a visit to the Cook County Jail: “I was struck by the thought that most of these detainees will return to a life with little to no opportunities. If we don’t create jobs, expand social services, and make investments in our neighborhoods, many will likely find themselves right back in the correctional system.”
  • Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) wished Shanah Tovah “to everyone that is celebrating Rosh Hashanah. I will be visiting Israel in December, can’t wait to visit.”
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) unsurprisingly, tweeted about Donald Trump this weekend. 
  • Ald. John Arena (45) says (in a newly designed newsletter) the Midnight Circus in the Parks “has raised over $850,000 for local park improvements.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) says his ward “ranks #1 with most [Low Income Housing Trust Fund] rental subsidies to families with few options for affordable housing.”
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) posted this pic of his dog and daughter: “Shanah Tovah and Happy Navratri from our HinJew family to yours!” He also donated to City Clerk Susana Mendoza’s Comptroller campaign: “I’m not rich which means my $$ has less voice than @GovRauner.But I’m going to use my voice & write @susanamendoza10 a check today. Join me!”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman’s (48) State of the Ward meeting is tomorrow. 
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) and Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown are sponsoring a Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit.
  • Fundraiser pics: City Clerk Susana Mendoza and Cook Co. Comm. John Fritchey went to the Green Tie Ball; and members of the Latino Caucus posed at their Foundation Gala.