Ward Reports

  • Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) has a heads up: “The winter overnight parking ban is set to begin on December 1st. Please be careful to look for this NO PARKING sign when parking your car on a major street.”
  • Ald. Sophia King’s (4) header picture in her latest newsletter is of her and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
  • Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6), Ald. Raymond Lopez (15), and Ald. David Moore(17) went to a Thanksgiving event at the Salvation Army in Englewood. 
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) wrote this post about the death of Kajuan Raye and the shooting officer being moved to desk duty and suspended of his police officer status: “With the death being ruled a homicide by the Medical Examiner, the Superintendent’s decision is the correct action needed to move in the right direction.”
  • Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) remembered CPD Officer Michael Flisk, who was killed in the line of duty on November 26, 2010. “Please keep his family in your prayers.”
  • Ald. Danny Solis (25) instagrammed a pic from his Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon. 
  • Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) says with the American Indian Center moving out of its Uptown location, “Chicago losing a lot of this cultural history.” Ald. Deb Mell(33) welcomed the new center to Albany Park. 
  • Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) says of Fidel Castro’s death: “Good riddance.”
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) says his arms are still tired from shaking martinis at a fundraiser for McCutcheon Elementary. He says they raised $3,000.
  • City Treasurer Kurt Summers shared an excerpt from his South Side Weeklyinterview: “When we talk about what the solution of the problem is, often the solution is limited to a policing strategy. And I would maintain that no amount of policing we can add to the South and West Sides of Chicago will change the economic conditions of the people in those neighborhoods who suffer from deep poverty, a lack of hope, and severe despair.”