Ward Reports

  • Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza’s (10) holiday celebration/birthday party/fundraiseris December 12. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) protested outside the Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) facility “to demand that CACC Excecutive Director Susan Russell assure the public that plans for reconstruction on dog pavilions in the CACC facility will not lead to the euthanasia of the hundreds of animals that are housed in them.”
  • Ald. Howard Brookins (21) and Comm. Stanley Moore are hosting a Christmas Brunch on December 16. 
  • Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24) shared info on a COPA recruitment fair. 
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) has a reminder about the winter overnight parking changes. “Last year I submitted an ordinance for first time offenders of the overnight ban. A warning must be issued before being ticketed and towed. Many motorists forget about this ban, overnight parking in these spots is important for the 26th Ward residents.”
  • After Baby Jeneva’s Council floor debut, Ald. Jason Ervin (28) took her to Springfield. “Why does mommy keep calling us? #WeGood
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) tweeted safety alerts related to Albany Ave. construction.  
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted: “Powerful words from @EmmaMittsAld37 at today’s #ChiCouncil meeting: can’t blame youth for violence, gov/society has failed them.”
  • Ald. Marge Laurino (39) has a pic from the completion Montrose Blue Line improvements with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CTA President Dorval Carter, and Cong. Mike Quigley.
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) is holding a community meeting on a proposed development on Halsted, which encompasses two buildings on Landmarks Illinois’ Most Endangered List. “You may recall that in 2014, I turned down a plan for this site by a different developer that proposed to tear down the1800 N Halsted building,” Smith said. “As part of the current application, Laramar proposes to preserve each of these buildings and support landmarking efforts.”
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) has all the info you need on a proposed medical marijuana dispensary in the ward he’s supporting. “Rogers Park residents suffering from debilitating illnesses, such as cancer and HIV/AIDS, should not be required to leave the neighborhood to obtain medicine that will provide them with relief from their symptoms,” he said, and “Scientific studies show no correlation between medical marijuana dispensaries and crime.”
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers has the powerpoint from his latest earnings presentation.