Ward Reports

  • Ald. Pat Dowell (3) attended the opening of Renaissance Bronzeville, a new entertainment venue. “Good vibes & folks enjoying live music.”
  • Ald. Sophia King (4) has pics of all the electeds who served holiday baskets in collaboration with the CHADE Foundation. 
  • Ald. Michelle Harris (8) has pics of one of her favorite annual traditions: “Every year my schools let me know which children are in the most need. Then we go Christmas shopping for them.”
  • Ald. Patrick D. Thompson (11) participated in Local 2’s Toy Parade. 
  • Ald. George Cardenas’ (12) 14th annual toy drive is December 23. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) has pics of CPD’s mobile command unit, and also has criticism of leadership shifts. “The four 15th Ward communities are served by three police districts. During my 19 months as alderman, the 7th District (Englewood) is on its second commander and both the 8th District (Gage Park) & 9th District (Back of the Yards & Brighton Park) are both on their third commander.”
  • Ald. David Moore’s (17) fundraiser is December 14 at The Velvet Lounge. “As the Alderman, many people think we have money given to us by the city to do the many things that I do to make a difference in our community. This is not the case because of the restrictions on these funds. To put it in perspective, the $96,000 alloted is used for office operations to serve a ward larger than Calumet City. For example, I couldn’t give a donation to our Ogden Park Youth Football team toward their banquet for winning the championship, or put up reward money or help with a donation toward funeral costs for a youth activist that was killed.”
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) and other local electeds are hosting a Winter Wonderland next weekend. 
  • Ald. Rick Muñoz (22) retweeted this great dibs pic. 
  • Ald. Walter Burnett’s (27) got all the latest groundbreaking pictures.  
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) has a pic from the rooftop from the new Robey Hotel. “Great addition to our neighborhood after years of work on bldgs.”
  • Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) has a statement on the mayor’s immigration legal fund announcement. “Today’s announcement from Mayor Emanuel demonstrates that he is listening to our community. I applaud the Mayor for his initiative to ensure that Chicago continues to be an immigrant-friendly city during these trying times. Though I have questions whether these funds will go towards assisting all Chicagoans in deportation proceedings, and those President-elect Trump is targeting.”
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) attended a Fight Night for a kids boxing club put on by Dog House CrossFit. “It’s great to see a program for kids designed to develop the discipline and work ethic to become strong confident adults!”
  • Ald. John Arena (45) is skipping participatory budgeting this year so his office “can focus on improving the process, increasing our outreach efforts, and making important infrastructure improvements in 2017.”
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) shared his interview with Wayne Besen about his possible gubernatorial run, saying “We need to stop worshipping wealth and bring the state together around a progressive agenda.”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) explained his yes vote on the transit TIF. “The RPM project is an historic and necessary development in our community, which will create over 5,000 jobs and ensure reliable public transportation for generations.” 
  • Ald. Joe Moore (49) has pics from his final participatory budgeting meeting, and live tweets from a chat with WBEZ.