Ward Reports May 26, 2021

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) announced he will host a virtual meeting on June 28 to discuss a renewed push to rehabilitate the Congress Theater. 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) promoted a City Council order (Or2021-126) he introduced to censure Mayor Lori Lightfoot if she does not fill top positions, tweeting, “Chicago deserves a govt operating on all cylinders - something Lightfoot clearly isn’t capable of ensuring.” 

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) promoted the Mt. Greenwood Community Food Drive set for 10 a.m. Thursday.

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez (33) tweeted about Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s unveiled plan for civilian oversight of police, writing, “MLL promised police reform during her campaign and ppl thought she would lead. Then she blocked the efforts to get it done. Then she watered down those efforts, wrapped them up and put a bow on it. The lack of leadership and respect for movement runs deep.” 

In a tweetAld. Gilbert Villegas (36) knocked Mayor Lori Lightfoot for representation in her department leadership: “8% of @chicagosmayor Commissioners are Latino/a yet we make up 30% plus of the city’s population. A lot of discussion to be had moving forward on whether or not these appointments get support from the @ChiLatinoCaucus,” he wrote. 

Ald. Tom Tunney (44) tweeted in support of AIDS Garden Chicago, writing that the park “will be the city's first monument to honor the early days of the HIV epidemic and those who continue fighting today. 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) tweeted about the proposed affordable housing development near MAT Asphalt in McKinley Park, writing “I have serious concerns about why we would even consider continuing to create conditions of environmental racism by trying to locate 120 units of affordable housing next to a known environmental hazard.”

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