Ward Reports 05-17-21

Ald. Matthew O’Shea (19) tweeted about National Police Week, writing “On behalf of a grateful community, we thank the men & women of the Chicago Police Department for their sacrifice, commitment and dedication.” 

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32) shared an interest form to “help find Chicago Public Schools next CEO” and an opportunity to apply for a Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Grant in his weekly newsletter. 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted, “Chicago is losing our greatest source of naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH), particularly NOAH with family-size units. In Chicago the fight for housing affordability is the fight to protect two- & three- flats from demolition & deconversion.” The alderman also got engaged late last week, which he announced in a tweet. 

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) asked residents to be patient as Chicago and Illinois enter the “bridge phase” of reopening in his weekly newsletter: “As we all emerge from winter and begin to support our favorite local Andersonville, Edgewater, and Uptown businesses, I encourage you to be patient as staff members adjust to new guidelines.” 

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) reminded constituents in his latest newsletter  that Crescent Heights’ proposal to build a 47-story, 413-unit mixed-use building at 640 W. Washington St. is set for approval by the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday. 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) promoted the Indian Boundary Lines Marker Survey, which is meant to gauge community opinions about what the future of colonial landmarks should be, in her newsletter. 

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) announced an upcoming vaccine clinic and wished residents a happy Shavuot, the Jewish festival commemorating the giving of the law to the Jews, in her weekly newsletter.

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