Ward Reports August 10, 2021

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) in his latest newsletter wrote that beginning this week through May 2022, the Webster Avenue bridge will be closed from Ashland Avenue to Dominick Street. “The Department of Transportation will be reconstructing existing bridge structural steel, bridge approach, bridge houses, roadway lighting, and ADA ramps,” Hopkins wrote, adding one sidewalk will remain open at all times.

Ald. George Cardenas (12) tweeted “Property taxes has become a hot button issue for a good reason. An unfair process and one without transparency will be a disaster for cook county residents and it’s economy. #cardenasforcook.”

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) tweeted information about a “Support the Police Prayer Rally” he is hosting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey Ave.

Ald. Michael Scott (24) tweeted information about a “community planning session” for the Altenheim/Lawndale Line, “a two-mile sectional of the elevated rail that lies between Taylor Street and Filmore Street from California Ave. to Kostner Ave.” The community planning session is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Douglass Park Field House.

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) in a thread tweeted “The loss of life is tragic and tragedy is a daily occurrence in this city. We should remember that the violence we are experiencing didn’t come out of nowhere, it’s the result of a deep crisis that has economic roots. Decades of policy failures that widened the gap between”

Ald. Matt Martin (47) tweeted “As we begin to recover from covid-19, we must build a climate resilient city - starting with investments this budget season.”

Ald. Debra Silverstein (50) tweeted “Today is an official day of mourning for Chicago as we grieve for Police Officer Ella French, who laid her life down in service to our city. My deepest sympathies go out to her family, her loved ones, and the entire Chicago Police Department.”

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