Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) says he’s “humbled and proud to accept an award at the 2016 Person of the Year Event for being a part of the Working Families Task Force that lead in passing the Earned Sick Leave Ordinance in Chicago.” The award will go to Moreno, Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) and Ald. Toni Foulkes (16) at an Oct 19 event. 
  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) is hosting a Chicago Marathon Spectator Party at Mile 10. Spots are limited. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) will introduce a resolution today in support of an electric transmission line called the Rock Island Clean Line. The Illinois Commerce Commission unanimously approved the project in 2014, but Illinois’ 3rd District Appeals Court recently rejected it. “I want our City Law Department to investigate whether the City can help the effort,” Ald. Lopez said in a statement.
  • Ald. David Moore (17) shared info about GAPA, the group designated to lead the charge on a community oversight board. 
  • Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27) posted video from a ribbon cutting at Ellen Starr Park and an ad to host on Airbnb. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) tweeted his thoughts on the VP debate: “Pence’s outright denials of Trump’s outrageous statements just handed Clinton a million new campaign ads.”
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) spent the evening at the Education Committee forum on violence and student safety in the 21st Ward, hosted by Education Committee Chair Ald. Howard Brookins.
  • Ald. Tom Tunney (44) shared street closures and safety measures for upcoming Cubs games, and advised locals to “keep your photo ID and proof of residence available for presentation to either CPD or Traffic Management Personnel.  While this may be inconvenient, public safety is of the utmost importance…” and added “‘Hospitality Teams,’ an independent third party hired by the Chicago Cubs, will be present throughout the neighborhood. The teams aims to provide a visible presence in the community and provide post-game crowd observation and incident response.”
  • Ald. John Arena (45) posed in front of a new Cubs mural.  
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) warned followers about approaching clowns
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza will put $15 million in revenue from her office toward the Mayor’s mentoring programs: “We believe that every Chicagoan has a responsibility when it comes to ending violence in our city. Annual revenues from the sale of Chicago City Vehicle Stickers are expected to reach an all-time high in 2016 thanks to better targeting of scofflaws, increased compliance with the Wheel Tax and the modernization of the Office of the City Clerk. We are glad this year’s success is able to contribute to helping our Chicago communities that need it most.”