Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno’s (1) ward night was last night at Masada.
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, Police Superintendent Eddie JohnsonAld. Brian Hopkins (2), Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11), Ald. David Moore (17), Ald. Walter Burnett (27), Ald. Milly Santiago (31), Ald. Nick Sposato (38), Ald. Marge Laurino (39), Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41), and Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) in recognizing various honorees from Police and Fire departments. He also attended walk ins at two local schools. 
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) says close to 200 residents participated in a Community Safety Walk “to send a clear message to anyone who seeks to conduct criminal activity in our neighborhoods and disrupt our quality of life– there is no place for you in our community. Recent events, including a shooting in the ward on Tuesday, October 4th, have emphasized the importance of working together to address public safety.”
  • Ald. Nick Sposato (38) sounded off on his no vote on COPA: “I chose to vote NO after speaking with police officers and leadership from the Fraternal Order of Police who felt that this new agency was created without sufficient input from the rank and file police. If the goal of this ordinance is to repair the strained relationship between the community and the police force we must listen to the men and women who are on the job every day.”
  • Ald. Marge Laurino (39) says businesses in the Peterson Pulaski TIF District can apply for a Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Grant through November 1st.
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) was proud to announce his ward is “home to the 2016 Carter Harrison Award winner Firefighter Joseph F. Martinelli and the 2016 Lambert Tree Award winner Police Officer Justin A. Raether. These two awards are the highest awards that both Fire and Police can bestow upon its members. Job well done, we are all so proud of you.” He also spoke at a legislative breakfast with several other area lawmakers. 
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) will attend a Vigil Against Violence with Che “Rhymefest” SmithRev. Dr. Beth Brown, MOVE (Men of Vision and Empowerment), Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli, and Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Colleen Daley. “Young men and women killed by firearms in the last year will be honored in a remembrance ceremony including a moment of silence and their names being read one by one, followed by singing, speakers and performers.”  
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) talked #ChicagoProud with Justin Kaufmann on WGN. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) stood in solidarity with staff and writers from the Chicago Reader. So did Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) and Ald. Brendan Reilly (42 – who also spent the day responding to comments on the Trump plaza ordinance). 
  • Ald. John Arena’s (45) Back-to-School Community Fair is this Saturday, October 8.