The Daily Line Reporting Team
MAY 27, 2022

Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) tweeted, “Law enforcement officials need to be equipped with the tools to stop carjackings. I am thrilled that we have taken the initiative to address this critical public safety issue in our state.”  

Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) tweeted, “Families are concerned about driving on the roadways due to the rise in reported carjackings. To offer protections to motorists, three new laws in Illinois will soon help crack down on car thefts and prevent victims from paying speeding fees or fines”  

Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) tweeted, “My team and I are dedicated to ensuring the integrity of our election process in Illinois. We must put in place common-sense processes that make it easy for Illinoisans to register and vote and easy for us to identify and eliminate any potential fraud.”  

Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago) tweeted, “Gun violence is not really a seasonal problem; it has deep roots and requires year-round attention. We must be honest about violence’s root causes and the resources needed to stop it.”  

Rep. Lamont Robinson (D-Chicago) tweeted, “This week, a group of tourism professionals met to discuss ways the industry can recover from COVID. I became Chairperson of the Tourism Committee because tourism is an important part of the Illinois and the Chicago economies.”  

Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) tweeted, “We the Illinois LGBTQ Caucus and Equality IL are issuing a joint statement in response to State Farm dropping support for GenderCool. Transphobia is not cool, and book bans are totally lame. So we’re putting you on blast.”

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District Dispatches May 27, 2022

Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) tweeted, “Law enforcement officials need to be equipped with the too...
MAY 27, 2022

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Thursday Illinois’ first mosquito with West Nile virus was found in Roselle, which is in DuPage County. The fast case in 2021 was found on June 9 in Skokie.   

Gov. JB Pritzker announced the state would put $18 million toward Back to Our Future to reduce violence and assist 1,000 kids who are in high-risk situations during the summer. Pritzker also signed HB3699, which establishes $6.5 million of grants to assist law enforcement in solving carjackings, HB601, which makes it illegal to possess a tool that can pick up a signal from a key fob to break into a car, and HB3772, which removes liability for victims of carjackings that receive tickets from speed cameras or red-light cameras when their car is stolen.    

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced families in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program can apply to receive $200 to assist with energy bills. The online application will be open through Tuesday.

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Springfield Announcements May 27, 2022

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Thursday Illinois’ first mosquito with West Ni...
MAY 27, 2022

Ald. Pat Dowell (3) tweeted “With the Chicago Bear's schedule recently released, we now have a 2022 Soldier Field Events schedule available (subject to change). Be sure to display your event parking stickers on game/concert days!”  

Ald. Sophia King (4) tweeted “The Department of Forestry will be in the 4th Ward next week to get caught up on the tree trimming requests from 2021-2022.”  

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted “My staff and I trying to do our part to bring attention to the organization that provides grants to support programs that ensure children who are living in poverty are safe, healthy and educated. Half of the money supports programs across all 50 states and Puerto Rico.#RedNoseDay”  

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted a video with his “remarks regarding the youth curfew ordinance yesterday” and wrote, “watching an oppressive, reactive press piece legislation that is ineffective at making us safer  pass through council was one of the most disappointing moments in office for me personally.”  

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted “I stand in support of the employees at the Bryn Mawr Starbucks who voted to unionize yesterday, and I look forward to seeing the important work this union will do to support its members.”  

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) tweeted “Monkeypox (MPX) is spreading in our communities and  

@howardbrownhc has some great information about how you can protect yourself from infection. I know many might be suffering from pandemic fatigue, but this is important info to know and share.” 

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Ward Reports May 27, 2022

Ald. Pat Dowell (3) tweeted “With the Chicago Bear's schedule recently released, we now have a 20...
MAY 27, 2022

Chicago and suburban Cook County moved into a high-transmission level of COVID-19 on Thursday, the Chicago Department of Public Health announced. City health officials are “now strongly urging everyone to wear masks in indoor public settings and advising against non-essential indoor gatherings” for people who are at severe risk, but the city will not reinstate a mask mandate because “few people with COVID-19 are hospitalized in Chicago and the city’s health care system capacity is not threatened,” according to the health department.  

The Chicago Department of Public Health issued an advisory to warn that cases of the monkeypox virus “have recently been identified in Europe and the US.” and that “some, but not all, cases have been identified among gay, bisexual or men who have sex with men.” While there are no known cases in Illinois, the department is urging people to “avoid close contact” with people who show symptoms, including “rash or unusual sores on face, body, and genitals, fever, chills, head or muscle aches, or swelling of lymph nodes.” 

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Chicago Announcements May 27, 2022

Chicago and suburban Cook County moved into a high-transmission level of COVID-19 on Thursday, th...
MAY 26, 2022

Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-Aurora) tweeted, “Thank you to the Humane Society of the United States for honoring me with the Humane Legislator Award to recognize my work toward supporting animal protection in Illinois. I will continue to advocate for our furry friends that don’t have the voice to do it themselves!”  

Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) tweeted, “Rockford University is an integral part of our city’s vibrant culture of opportunity and growth. I am pleased to have secured this funding to help with their physical building needs”  

Sen. Jacqueline Collins (D-Chicago) tweeted, “Gun violence continues to disrupt and devastate our lives, which is why we must commit to promoting intentional anti-violence efforts. It’s time our actions match our words and we end this public safety crisis in America.”  

Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago) tweeted, “Oh, Greg Abbott mentioned Chicago? It’s not actually about safety or violence. It’s just a dog whistle by someone constantly failing his state.”  

Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) tweeted, “8 minutes and 46 seconds: that’s how long police officers stood guard as George Floyd was suffocated to death. May 25, 2020 is a day that should never be forgotten in American history. We must do better to protect our communities from the horrors of racism.”  

House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Hillside) tweeted, “We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided. Thank you Speaker Heastie and the New York State General Assembly for the insight, hospitality, and kinship. We are all striving to create better and stronger communities. Together, we'll get there.”  

Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) tweeted, “My words cannot express the utter shock and sorrow I felt when learning about yesterday’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. I’m absolutely heartbroken for loss of so many innocent young lives to such a senseless act of violence.”  

Sen. Adriane Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove) tweeted, “Children are afraid to go to school, families don’t want to go to the grocery store. Our country is suffering insurmountable loss due to senseless gun violence, and my heart is with every family impacted.”  

Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) tweeted, “In honor of Memorial Day, I encourage folks to volunteer in the honored tradition of placing an American flag at every gravesite at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Those interested in participating should report to the Main Flag Pole at 8:30 a.m. See you then!” 

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District Dispatches May 26, 2022

Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-Aurora) tweeted, “Thank you to the Humane Society of the United States ...
MAY 26, 2022

Former Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a federal bribery scheme.   

The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday its has received six more reports of severe hepatitis cases in children under age 10. The cases are a part of 180 cases being monitored and investigated across the country. The most recent child to show symptoms began earlier this month, according to the department.   

Gov. JB Pritzker signed SB3889 Wednesday, which establishes the Children’s Mental Health Council recommend legislation to help children with mental health disabilities. Pritzker also signed HB4306, which each child in foster care to be assigned to a mental health provider.  

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Springfield Announcements May 26, 2022

Former Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in ...
MAY 26, 2022

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) tweeted “On behalf of the 10th Ward Office, I would like to extend my condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims killed in Uvalde, Texas. Our Southeast Side community joins communities across the United States in mourning the tragic loss of another horrific mass shooting.”  

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “Parents must be held accountable for their children. Period. If they don’t know how to raise them, we need to be prepared to show them how to do that.”  

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) tweeted “The majority of the Chicago City Council does not believe in evidence based legislation.”  

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted “Here's the City Council feed of today's  heated exchange between Mayor Lightfoot and Ald. Sigcho. As you can see, the mayor loses it the moment Ald. Sigcho mentions campaign contributions”  

Ald. Andrez Vasquez (40) tweeted “Today, ITS OFFICIAL! The first and second Starbucks  locations in a major city have UNIONIZED here in Chicago!!!! I’m so proud that one of the locations was a #40thward one!!! Shout out to @SBWorkersUnited !! Show your love and solidarity by stopping by the Clark and Ridge!”  

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) tweeted “I am absolutely heartbroken by the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Our schools should always be a safe space. We must do everything necessary to protect our children and their teachers.” 

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Ward Reports May 26, 2022

Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) tweeted “On behalf of the 10th Ward Office, I would like to exten...
MAY 26, 2022

Chicago Department of Public Health Comm. Allison Arwady and Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Comm. Kenneth Meyer will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Thursday to “provide a COVID-19 update” ahead of Memorial Day Weekend.  

Early Voting for the June 28th Primary Election in Chicago has been pushed back to begin on Tuesday, May 31 at 9 a.m. at the Chicago Board of Elections Supersite at 191 N. Clark, the Chicago Board of Elections announced Wednesday. The delay was necessitated by late court decisions that tossed candidates from the ballot this week or restored them, officials said.

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Chicago Announcements May 26, 2022

Chicago Department of Public Health Comm. Allison Arwady and Chicago Department of Business Affai...
MAY 25, 2022

Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) tweeted, “I’m going to hug my children extra tight for those parents who won’t have the same chance tonight”  

Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) tweeted, “The devastating scourge of senseless gun violence continues...another horrifying mass shooting, on top of all the other shootings which happen every day, in every city in America. It is simply and utterly heartbreaking.”  

Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado (D-Chicago) tweeted, “HB0989 will help enforce compliance for existing publicly traded corporations in Illinois to properly report their board diversity. This transparency ensures and maintains corporate responsibility and that their board is as diverse as our communities.”  

Rep. Kam Buckner (D-Chicago) tweeted, “Awesome to spend time today in the Empire State with @repchriswelch & @repevans33. Thank you @cheastie, @govkathyhochul and all of our colleagues in NY for your warm hospitality and your leadership as we continue to devote ourselves to common tasks.”  

Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-Aurora) tweeted, “When will this end? My thoughts are with the families.”  

House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Hillside) tweeted, “Great day with Speaker Heastie and the New York State General Assembly, although we encouraged them to work on their hot dogs and their pizza for the sake of the nation.”  

Sen. Don DeWitte (D-St. Charles) tweeted, “And the gouging of Illinois residents by Pritzker and the Democrats continues, as the sales tax windfall express keeps on rolling. It didn’t have to be like this.” 

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District Dispatches May 25, 2022

Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) tweeted, “I’m going to hug my children extra tight for those...
MAY 25, 2022

The Department of Public Health announced they are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate a salmonella outbreak associated with a batch of Jif peanut butter. The department says one of the 14 cases being investigated in the United States is from central Illinois.

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Springfield Announcements May 25, 2022

The Department of Public Health announced they are working with the Centers for Disease Control a...
MAY 25, 2022

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “Honored to be in a room filled with Chicago’s heroes at the @Chicago_Police 61st Annual Recognition Luncheon”  

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) shared photos from a rally outside City Hall on Monday and tweeted Snapshots from yesterday at City Hall. Shout out to the @BringChiHome coalition for one of the most powerful rallies I’ve been to in a while and to @UniteHerelocal1 for their support and advocacy!”  

Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted “I don't want to believe this. Ald. Scott is a dear man with a great heart who understands the meaning of public service. I will miss him in City Council but I know he will do well with whatever he chooses to do next!”  

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted “Today, the City Council Zoning Committee changed zoning at 5300 N Kenmore to allow for Steep Theatre to move into their new building. This, alongside the future landmarking of Epworth, will help preserve this important part of our neighborhood.”  

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) tweeted “Wrong raids make communities less safe. Chicago City Council must pass the #AnjanetteYoungOrdinance #IAmHer #EndRaids” 

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Ward Reports May 25, 2022

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “Honored to be in a room filled with Chicago’s heroes at the @Chi...
MAY 25, 2022

Cook County on Tuesday launched the Cook County Career Connector Program to connect companies with prospective employees through the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Employers and job seekers interested in participating in the Career Connector program can register for an upcoming event at CookCountyCareerConnect.org.  

The Chicago Department of Planning and Development on Tuesday announced a “corridor ambassador program” that will “provide on-the-street support for shoppers and businesses in targeted retail districts across the city.” The department will distribute $5 million in grants to a dozen community-based organizations that “will hire and train neighborhood residents to provide a friendly, welcoming presence on local streets.” 

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Chicago Announcements May 25, 2022

Cook County on Tuesday launched the Cook County Career Connector Program to connect companies wit...
MAY 24, 2022

Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) tweeted, “Those who can become pregnant deserve the right to choose. I condemn efforts by extremist Supreme Court judges to undermine #RoeVWade, and encourage lawmakers in DC to take immediate action to protect reproductive health rights for those who may become pregnant.”  

House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Hillside) tweeted, “I’m eager for my first trip to Albany this week. Looking forward to connecting and gaining a better understanding of how the New York State Assembly functions.”  

Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) tweeted, “No one should be denied housing when they have the means to make the rent. HB 2775 will protect individuals on gov assistance, single mothers receiving child support & seniors on fixed incomes who may have been turned away from housing in the past.”  

Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago) tweeted, “Today, SB 180 became law! Everyone, regardless of the nature of their disability, should be able to freely move about the capitol and be able to navigate their way through our public spaces.”  

Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) tweeted, “Every Illinois resident deserves the opportunity to participate in our legislative process, fully and unequivocally. The passage of SB180 will help us understand the challenges people face & identify ways to achieve the goal of full participation. #twill"  

Rep. Marcus Evans (D-Chicago) tweeted, “This weekend I connected with my state legislator colleagues from across the country in #seattle for #NCSL Exe Committee. @ncslorg events facilitate critical in-depth, non-partisan discussions for legislative staff and legislators.”  

Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) tweeted an article about Madigan, “’He’s too smart to get caught” “He’d never leave prints, they’re not going to get him” “Why take the chance?” He’s not a g-d. He’s just a man, a greed driven, corrupt man enabled by the wishful thinking of those he empowered that it could go on forever.’” 

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District Dispatches May 24, 2022

Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) tweeted, “Those who can become pregnant deserve the right to choose...
MAY 24, 2022

Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills Monday to allow people with disabilities more access to the legislative process and amend housing selection rules. HB2775 makes it illegal to discriminate based on source of income on housing selection and SB180 establishes the Accessibility Task Force lawmakers will use to explore ways to make participating in committee hearings and other events at the Capitol more accessible to people with disabilities.  

The Department of Public Health will end contract tracing phone calls beginning June 1 and will replace the phone calls with text messages to people who test positive for COVID-19. 

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Springfield Announcements May 24, 2022

Gov. JB Pritzker signed two bills Monday to allow people with disabilities more access to the leg...
MAY 24, 2022

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “Last June we brought @ChiefDavidBrown before City Council to share his summer strategy & hear from alds about our local & citywide concerns. With crime growing exponentially, we are calling him, @PedroCPSCEO & @CHICAGO_ROSA to appear before us to discuss their summer strategy.”  

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) tweeted “The mayor promised a “Summer of Joy” but so far it’s been the Summer from Hell.  Today, @RLopez15thWard, myself, and colleagues called for a council mtg to push Supt Brown, Parks Supt. Escareño and CPS CEO Pedro Martinez for their plans/solutions.”  

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted “With faith leaders and progressive alderpersons this morning demanding @chicagosmayor keep her 2019 campaign promise and support #BringChicagoHome – dedicated funding to house our homeless neighbors by raising the transfer tax on properties that sell for over $1 million.”  

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted “I want to thank my colleagues for passing the Resolution today in support of the City’s commitment to the protection and expansion of abortion rights for all Chicagoans and out-of-state visitors seeking safe and equitable access abortion services. This Resolution demonstrates our dedication to the protection of reproductive autonomy and health care access. While the final Supreme Court decision is still unknown, in passing this Resolution we have loudly announced to everyone that this City believes in an individual's right to choose,period! #RoeVsWade”  

Ald. Brandan Reilly (42) tweeted “So today, we are having a City Council Meeting, doing some business, suspending the Council Meeting, then convening the Special Casino Committee for a vote, then gaveling the City Council back into session for the Administration to force a final vote in 48 hours. Unprecedented.”  

Ald. Matt Martin (47) tweeted “Starting off Monday at City Hall with @BringChiHome. We need sustaining, dedicated funding for homelessness services — especially as pandemic relief funds will soon expire.”  

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted “Are you looking for programming for teenagers in the city this summer? Download the #MyCHIMyFuture app for updates on @1summerchicago and events from @ChicagoParks & @chipublib!” 

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Ward Reports May 24, 2022

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “Last June we brought @ChiefDavidBrown before City Council to sha...
MAY 24, 2022

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi will speak to the City Club of Chicago about city assessments at Maggiano’s Banquets in River North at 12 p.m. Tuesday. His remarks will be streamed online. 

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Chicago Announcements May 24, 2022

Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi will speak to the City Club of Chicago about city assessments at...