Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) signed this Change.org petition asking the Electoral College to make Hillary Clinton the president on December 19. 
  • Ald. Anthony Beale (9) already hosted his senior Thanksgiving event. 
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski-Garza (10) has the latest on Petcoke settlements likely to affect people in her ward. 
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) is one elected official who will take part in next Friday’s Winter Standdown for Homeless Veterans–where veterans supply homeless veterans with food, clothing and services.
  • Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30) and Ald. Milly Santiago (31) are hosting a property tax rebate event. 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) posted info for a meeting to discuss “how we can build a multi-racial movement” to stop the president-elect. “Trump ha prometido una agenda de derecha que tratara de separar nuestras familias inmigrantes en Chicago y en los Estados Unidos. ¡No podemos dejar que cumpla su promesa de campaña!”
  • Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) wished a happy birthday to the Marines. 
  • Ald. Pat O’Connor’s (40) food drive is running until December 21. Ald. Deb Silverstein’s (50) toy drive is in progress too. 
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) has the latest on a $20 million investment in Lincoln Park High School.
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) and Ald. Harry Osterman (46) will barhop for McCutcheon Elementary School. 
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) penned an emotional letter about his family, his wife’s family, and their reaction to Trump’s candidacy, and said his office would refrain from social media for a while. “In just one generation, and because of American immigration policies, my parents were able to see their son elected as the first Asian American alderman in Chicago’s history and watch their daughter graduate with a doctorate from Northwestern University. America is a great country. Americans are a good people. And nowhere else in the world is my family’s story possible. But today, it is the hope and dream realized by my parents and my wife’s family that we cling to for support and hope. We have to chart a course forward and we will.”
  • Several independent ward organizations succeeded in passing charter school freeze referenda on Tuesday, including Network 49 in the 49th Ward, 33rd Ward Working Families (33), Grassroots Illinois Action (1 and 26), 25th Ward IPO (25), and Northside Action For Justice (46), according to the Network 49 Facebook page. 
  • 41st Ward Committeeman Tim Heneghan is hosting a fundraiser November 20 with State Sen. John Mulroe and former Gov. Pat Quinn

  • Comm. John Fritchey (D-10) celebrated the tax freeze that passed the Board yesterday. “They told me I could never pass a freeze on Cook County property and sales taxes until 2020. My ordinance does just that. And more. THIS. IS. BIG.”