Ward Reports

  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2), Ald. Michele Smith (43), and Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) attended a community breakfast put on by the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. 
  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) is hosting a meeting November 16 for Board Presidents, Managing Agents or Association Attorneys to learn about the Home Share Ordinance that goes into effect December 17 “and how to take the necessary steps to be included on the Prohibited Buildings List.”
  • Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6) is hosting a community meeting on the red line extension. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cong. Luis Gutierrez, State Rep. Lisa Hernandez, State Rep.-elect Theresa Mah, Ald. Danny Solis (25), Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) and community leaders at yesterday’s sanctuary cities press conference. Lopez wrote: “No Chicagoan should feel their personal information will be used for anything but the issue they need our help with resolving.”
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21) and Comm. Stanley Moore partnered up with Kweli Kwaza of Club 21 for a family movie night December 2. He also has this brief on renovations at Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, which has closed for the start of the renovation project and likely won’t reopen until late August of 2017.
  • Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27) has the latest ribbon cutting and ground breaking pics from his ward for a logistics company and the gateway for the Illinois Medical District. 
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) reaffirmed her pledge “to do all that I can to protect and continue advocating for those residents who have the most to fear under a Trump administration.”
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) said word of PBS’ Gwen Ifill’s passing was “Terrible news. She was absolutely fantastic & a big part of my news experience over the years. She will be missed.”
  • Ald. John Arena (45) is “deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic accident at the intersection of Central Ave. and Giddings Ave. that resulted in the death of a two-year-old and a 39-year-old that sustained injuries. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved.” He says he’s looking to speed up the “installation of pedestrian bump-outs throughout the ward, including at the intersection of Central and Leland just one block from the location of this accident.” 
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) invited business owners to a breakfast with DPD this morning. 
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) says participatory budgeting can make you “feel good again about democracy and voting.” 
  • City Clerk Susana Mendoza’s coat drive has two more weeks left.