Ward Reports June 18, 2021

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted a copy of an order he and three other aldermen filed in December calling for the city’s law department to “drop sanctions and settle with Anjanette Young...Time for City Council to press harder,” Lopez wrote. 

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) retweeted a thread and wrote “More police doesn’t mean more safety.” 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted “Mayor Lightfoot’s proposed Riverwalk commemoration of Du Sable is nice, but I doubt it'll have as big an impact as renaming our city's main lakefront road. Will Black youth be welcome at the Riverwalk? Or will their presence be criminalized like it is everywhere else in the Loop?” 

Ald. Michele Smith (43) in her latest newsletter wrote that she “will not” support the proposal to rename Lake Shore Drive after Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable if it is called for a vote during the June 23 City Council meeting. Smith wrote that she “trust[s] that City Council can find more appropriate ways to not simply recognize DuSable, but to do more to educate our citizens about this important part of our heritage.” 


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