Ward Reports

  • Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1) saluted his grandfather, the first Proco Joe Moreno, who served in WWII.
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) posed with Cubs catcher Willson Contreras after the Chicago Bulls game.
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) shared pictures from the ribbon cutting ceremony for the 35th Street Pedestrian Bridge in Bronzeville on Wednesday. It’s “the only single cable suspension bridge in Chicago, and the second only in the United States,” she says.  
  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) declared her veterans brunch a success. 
  • Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11) attended the City’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Soldier Field. “I would like to thank all of our Veteran’s and active military personnel for their service and dedication to our Country. Your sacrifices are profoundly appreciated today and every day.”
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) Ald. George Cardenas (12), and Ald. Danny Solis (25) hosted a meeting with Deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, Health Com. Julie Morita, and representatives from DPD, DFSS, ONA, City Colleges and other Latinos in leadership. Ald. Cardenas tweeted: “lots of fear in our communities but we will stay strong and protect people.”
  • Ald. David Moore (17) says “Auburn Gresham, the AG is changing for the better,” and encouraged people to move in. 
  • Ald. Danny Solis (25) posted this throwback to his military days. 
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) wished everyone a blessed Veterans Day, and noted, “As we walked to the polls this week, I thought about what my family and friends fought for and believe in- a free and open society that come election time, allows each of us to cast the vote for the person or issue of our choice. They also fought for a society that should value all people no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, religious preference or status. That fight will have to be elevated in the upcoming months and years.” 
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) says “Now, more than ever, the Democratic Party needs bold progressive leadership that understands the multi-racial & working class movement we must build to oppose the billionaire class & their right-wing agenda. Keith Ellison is that bold progressive leader, and that’s why I added my name to the list of those supporting him for DNC Chair.” Ald. Rick Munoz (22) agreed
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) had a fun time coaching a youth hockey match at the United Center.
  • We’ve got a corrected link for 41st Ward Committeeman Tim Heneghan’s fundraiser on Nov. 20.  
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) tweeted his month in emojis. 
  • Ald. John Arena (45) won’t hold a ward night tomorrow because he “will be in Seattle studying how to improve worker protection for Chicago employees.”
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) is already in the holday spirit. 
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) wrote in his newsletter: “This was a difficult election season for many people. Our community is built on diversity and inclusiveness, and that will not change. Each day we enjoy a productive and collaborative mosaic of faiths, ethnicities, races, income levels, sexual orientations, and gender identities in the 48th Ward. We are a model of how a diversity of backgrounds, viewpoints, and lifestyles can exist in harmony.”
  • Ald. Joe Moore’s (49) participatory budgeting process starts today. 
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers posted pics of family members who served in the military: “Today with respect, honor, and gratitude we thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice for our country. Special thanks to the men in my family whom exemplified duty and service to our country and to our family!” So did Comm. John Fritchey (D-12).