The Daily Line Reporting Team
JUL 29, 2021

Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-Aurora) is set to host a senior advisory committee meeting with the Xilin Assocation on Aug. 4.  

Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) tweeted an image of him having a virtual constituent meeting.  

Rep. Maurice West (D-Rockford) tweeted a link to a news story about Exelon moving forward with its plans to shut down nuclear facilities, adding “The most frustrating part is that there a very few of lawmakers and stakeholders in the negotiation room while the rest of us wait until they come out.   

Sen. Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) encouraged her constituents to reach out to her office to get a pass to visit Chicago’s museums for free.  

Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago) tweeted images from a bill signing ceremony for a bill she sponsored.  

Sen. Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) tweeted that her office is hiring two full-time employees.  

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District Dispatches July 29, 2021

Rep. Barbara Hernandez (D-Aurora) is set to host a senior advisory committee meeting with the Xil...
JUL 29, 2021

Officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency urged patients of Hoffman MRI, commonly known as Hoffman Imaging and Medical Center at 2500 W. Higgins Rd Suit 830 in Hoffman Estates, to consult with their physician if they had a mammogram performed at the facility on or after Oct. 17, 2019. A state review of the facility found poor quality mammography images.

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Springfield Announcements July 29, 2021

Officials from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency urged patients of Hoffman MRI, commonly k...
JUL 29, 2021

Ald. George Cardenas (12) tweeted “Democracy and Vaccines are the two incompatible? If there was any other threat the US would be united against a common foe. When Governments try to please everybody bad things happen.” 

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) tweeted “A big thanks to Governor [JB] Pritzker, he signed HB 40 into law today at Southside Occupational Academy. This is a huge step in supporting our students with disabilities and their families.” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted “When our Teachers, Staff, and Students need support, the #40thWard shows up!! Many thanks to @AnaLopezAlcan, Eva Padilla, and Debby Pope from @CTULocal1 for being outside of the Board of Ed, demanding that federal funds go to providing adequate school resources and staff needs!” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) tweeted about a recent zoning decision he made in approving the parcel at 3244 N. Lincoln Ave. To be rezoned from B1-3 to B2-3 TOD “to allow for a 4-story building featuring commercial space fronting Lincoln and 7 rental units.”  

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) tweeted “Police have made an arrest in connection with the rash of carjackings that have been plaguing our neighborhood. As a result, a juvenile has been charged with multiple counts of Vehicular Hijacking, as well as an Attempted Hijacking of two off-duty police officers in Edgewater.”  

Cook County Comm. Kevin Morrison (D-15) tweeted “One in four Cook County residents lacks access to high-speed Internet. That is completely unacceptable. We must ensure we invest American Rescue Plan Act dollars in expanding high-speed broadband to every Cook County household.” 

Cook County Comm. Bridget Degnen (D-12) tweeted “I fully support @Simone_Biles 

courageous decision to focus on her mental health. Nobody should be criticized for doing what is best for their health, physical or mental. Managing our mental health is a priority, I encourage everyone to make time for self care and reflection.” 

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Ward Reports July 29, 2021

Ald. George Cardenas (12) tweeted “Democracy and Vaccines are the two incompatible? If there was ...
JUL 29, 2021

The Cook County Department of Public Health updated its guidance for schools in suburban Cook County, including “calling for universal masking in schools, regardless of vaccination status.” The full guidance is available on the department’s website. 

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Chicago Announcements July 29, 2021

The Cook County Department of Public Health updated its guidance for schools in suburban Cook Cou...
JUL 28, 2021

Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago) issued a statement after Gov. JB Pritzker signed one of his bills repealing the state’s HIV transmission criminalization law.  

Rep. Carol Ammons (D-Urbana) had a tweet thread about Pritzker’s signature of the bill repealing the state’s HIV criminalization law. 

Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) tweeted “Today, we met at Center on Halsted, where @GovPritzker signed HB2590 & SB139 into Public Act. We must be identity affirming, inclusive, and real – even when it comes to the most basic of government services like creating and keeping records.”  

Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) tweeted an image from the news conference Pritzker had Tuesday for his bill signing ceremony.  

Sen. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago) tweeted about a July 31 back to school event he is hosting with Rep. Nick Smith (D-Chicago).  

Rep. Kam Buckner (D-Chicago) tweeted “Passing an #Infrastructurebill is huge for Illinois. Investment in communities from Cairo to Chicago is exactly what we need to Build Back Better, create jobs, kickstart economies & modernize our transportation systems. We have to meet this moment with the momentum it deserves.”  

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District Dispatches July 28, 2021

Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago) issued a statement after Gov. JB Pritzker signed one of his bills ...
JUL 28, 2021

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold its last day of operations in Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center on Friday. Starting on Monday, the state agency will open its new location at 69 W. Washington St.    

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Springfield Announcements July 28, 2021

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold its last day of operations in Chicago’s James R. ...
JUL 28, 2021

Ald. Pat Dowell (3) in her latest newsletter included information about the 92nd annual Bud Billiken Parade, which is set for Aug. 14. 

Ald. Michael Scott (24) tweeted information about Nights Out on the Boulevard, which he wrote is a “series of events held on Douglas Blvd. to help promote public safety in our community.” 

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) tweeted “Can we replace the Columbus statues with a giant stove top espresso maker in honor of Alfonso Bialetti? I’m forever in debt to Italians for that wonderful gift to the world.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) tweeted a link to a map of raids conducted by the Chicago Police Department in 2019. 

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) tweeted “I am sad to report that the recent uptick in carjackings has continued here and across Chicago. The police are coordinating closely to catch the people responsible and are increasing patrols to keep us all safe.” 

Cook County Comm. Dennis Deer (D-2) in his latest newsletter included a link to a survey for residents to share their opinion on how the county should spend $1 billion in federal American Rescue Act funds. 

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Ward Reports July 28, 2021

Ald. Pat Dowell (3) in her latest newsletter included information about the 92nd annual Bud Billi...
JUL 28, 2021

The Chicago Department of Public Health added nine states to the city’s Travel Advisory because their COVID-19 case rates grew beyond 15 new daily cases per 100,000 residents. Health officials have added Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming to the list of states whose travelers must quarantine or secure a negative test upon arrival to Chicago. They make 14 states now listed under the advisory, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

The Coalition to End Money Bond will host a live virtual "teach-in and panel discussion” with Cook County Public Defender Sharone Mitchell and Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25) at 6 p.m. Wednesday to “set the record on Cook County’s pretrial justice reforms.” The event will be broadcast on the coalition’s Facebook and YouTube page. 

The Chicago Department of Water Management has expanded its Equity Lead Service Line Replacement program so that residents may apply even if they do not have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water, officials announced Tuesday. Homeowners may apply for the program online if they own a single-family home or two-flat and fall below the income threshold of $74,550 per year for a family of four. 

The Chicago Department of Public Health will expand its at-home vaccination program by offering $25 gift cards to everyone who participates in the program, officials announced Tuesday. Gift card distribution will get underway next Monday. People can make an appointment for in-home vaccination online or by calling (312) 746-4835. 

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Chicago Announcements July 28, 2021

The Chicago Department of Public Health added nine states to the city’s Travel Advisory because t...
JUL 27, 2021

Sen. Adriane Johnson (D-Riverwoods) and Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) tweeted images from their recent ice cream social town hall.   

Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Plainfield) tweeted about her Aurora district office’s grand opening ceremony, which will be held on Thursday.   

Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) tweeted about an Aug. 7 health fair she is co-hosting.  

Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago) tweeted about a brewery crawl event she, Rep. Margaret Croke (D-Chicago) and Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) are hosting on Friday.  

House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Hillside) tweeted an image of him and U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood at the airport in Washington, D.C. Welch and LaHood were classmates at the John Marshall Law School.  

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District Dispatches July 27, 2021

Sen. Adriane Johnson (D-Riverwoods) and Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) tweeted images from the...
JUL 27, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Monday the U.S. Small Business Administration’s approval of the state’s request for people and businesses in McLean County who were affected by the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred in June. The newly approved declaration will allow eligible residents and businesses to apply for low-interest, long-term loans. Assistance will be available to residents and businesses in McLean County, as well as Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Livingston, Logan, Piatt, Tazewell and Woodford counties. 

Pritzker’s office announced on Monday the hometowns of the latest winners of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination lottery. The selected winners, who will receive $100,000 cash prizes, were from Bolingbrook, Champaign County and Vernon Hills, according to a news release from the governor’s office.  

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Springfield Announcements July 27, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker announced on Monday the U.S. Small Business Administration’s approval of the sta...
JUL 27, 2021

Ald. Michael Scott (24) tweeted “Bike the Boulevard is Back! Join us this Saturday for a community bike ride on Douglas Blvd! Come out and see why everyone was raving about last year’s event! Tell a neighbor to tell a neighbor.” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted “COVID Delta Variant + Lollapalooza = ?” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) tweeted information about the 47th Ward community bike ride scheduled for Aug. 20. “The Alderman will lead the ride spotlighting a number of locations in the 47th Ward, and ending with ice cream or drinks at a local business,” Martin wrote. 

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted “Last week our team hit the pavement to let businesses on N. Clark St. know that protected bike lanes are coming later this summer between Hollywood and Devon.” Osterman also included a map of the bike lanes with his tweet. 

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) tweeted photos of a bike helmet giveawat event in her ward and wrote “We gave away more than 100 bike helmets yesterday! Thank you to everyone who came out to stay safe!” 

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Ward Reports July 27, 2021

Ald. Michael Scott (24) tweeted “Bike the Boulevard is Back! Join us this Saturday for a communit...
JUL 27, 2021

The Metropolitan Planning Council will host the final event in its “Drinking Water 1-2-3" series, focused on asset management, at 10 a.m. on Aug 19. Panelists will include Kareem Adeem of the city of Newark’s water department, George Hawkins of Moonshot Missions and Joseph Kane of the Brookings Institution, plus introductory remarks from Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson. 

The Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance will host a webinar at noon Tuesday to discuss Chicago’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Online registration is required. 

The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization will hold a protest at 11 a.m. Tuesday in opposition to a new Target opening at the Exchange 55 distribution facility built by Hilco Redevelopment Partners at 35th Street and Pulaski Road. 

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Chicago Announcements July 27, 2021

The Metropolitan Planning Council will host the final event in its “Drinking Water 1-2-3" series,...
JUL 26, 2021

Sen. Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) tweeted about a small business tour she is hosting in her district.  

Sen. Adriane Johnson (D-Riverwoods) tweeted about her office holding mobile office hours on Monday.  

Rep. Edgard Gonzalez Jr. (D-Chicago) retweeted a tweet from former state treasurer and Democratic Secretary of State candidate Alexi Giannoulias 

House Speaker Chris Welch (D-Hillside) tweeted images after he recently met with Will County elected officials. 

Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) in her latest newsletter invited constituents to participate in a “Sips & Session Discussion” at Moody’s Pub at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the past legislative session. 

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District Dispatches July 26, 2021

Sen. Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) tweeted about a small business tour she is hosting in her distr...
JUL 26, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that Mike Ollen will lead his reelection bid as campaign manager. Ollen, whose résumé includes working on the campaigns of former President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, takes over for Quentin Fulks, who will serve as campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s 2022 reelection campaign. 

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Springfield Announcements July 26, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker announced Friday that Mike Ollen will lead his reelection bid as campaign manage...
JUL 26, 2021

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) included an appreciation in her latest newsletter for the Archer Heights Civic Association’s “graffiti patrol.” 

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) wrote in his latest newsletter that he wants “to see a comprehensive review and revision of the Park District sexual harassment policy, and will review all City of Chicago and Chicago sister agency policies.” 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted that employer-required vaccination “needs to occur ASAP. Put away the COVID-shot carrots. It's time for some sticks.” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) wrote in his latest newsletter that a civilian police oversight commission “represents a much-needed official commitment to police oversight in a city that has been scarred by generations of segregation, racial abuse, police torture and corruption, and the loss of innocent lives to police violence. For Chicago taxpayers, oversight is also a path towards ending the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in police wrongdoing settlements paid out by the City every year.” 

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) in his latest newsletter explained his “no” vote for a civilian police oversight commission, writing that he “believes this legislation was well-intended, and thinks there are many opportunities for reform in the Chicago Police Department. However, there are already existing agencies which are tasked with Police oversight, and the Alderman believes those agencies should be improved before adding a new layer of bureaucracy, with significant added expense to taxpayers.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in his latest newsletter that after standing up the police oversight commission, “we must rapidly ramp up our compliance with the consent decree, expand support for violence-reduction organizations, and stand up a pilot in which crisis workers will be paired with paramedics in responding to mental health calls for service. We're not yet where we want to be, but this oversight board is a critical step in the right direction.” 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) tweeted that she is “Looking forward to reading [a new regional climate action] plan, Chicago will be key in any successful plan which is why I introduced an Order for the City to tell us what funding is necessary to reconstitute a meaningful Dept. of Environment. Chicago can't wait.” 

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Ward Reports July 26, 2021

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) included an appreciation in her latest newsletter for the Archer Height...
JUL 26, 2021

The Chicago Department of Public Health released its “hyperlocal vaccine event” schedule for the coming week, with multiple pop-up vaccination opportunities around the city each day through Friday. The full list of sites is available online. Vaccination appointments can be made online or by calling (312) 746-4835. 

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Chicago Announcements July 26, 2021

The Chicago Department of Public Health released its “hyperlocal vaccine event” schedule for the ...