Ward Reports July 12, 2021

Ald. George Cardenas (12) shared a post noting that 26 people have been charged in a shooting or attempted murder while released on bond this year, adding, “I think anyone would agree this is a problem.” 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted, “Joining my @SEIU73 brothers & sisters demanding fairness from @cookcountygov at @TasteofChi #UnionStrong” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) shared a video of himself jumping over a fence to get a traffic cone so he could mark a pothole on a street in his ward. 

Ald. Michele Smith (43) shared a Tribune editorial about a long stretch of undeveloped land in Lake County and wrote, “The state spent $53 million and the best use of land is for a park. The best use of public money along the Chicago River is the ⁦@NorthBranchPark⁩.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in his latest newsletter that he “met with many of [his]colleagues in the City Council Black Caucus to discuss potential priorities for how to allocate the $1.8 billion in COVID-related stimulus funds that Chicago will be receiving from the federal government.” 

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) wrote in his latest newsletter that he spoke with Chicago Police Department leaders and “requested the reinstatement of bike patrols in 20th and 24th Districts, which were reassigned last summer due to COVID and have not returned. These bike patrols have been critical aspects of summer safety in our community in previous years and I will work with my colleagues to have them restored.” 

Cook County Comm. Sean Morrison (R-17) shared a Facebook post from Paul Vallas and wrote that many shootings are the “Result of 100% manufactured criminal justice experiment policy. States Attorney Kim FOXX & Chief Judge Evans, your prosecutorial and judicial sentence guidelines policies are horrible, end them now!”

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