Ward Reports march 14, 2022

Ald. Michael Scott (24) will host a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss the “project pipeline” for the Ogden Avenue Corridor with Department of Planning and Development Comm. Maurice Cox. Online registration is required.  

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) tweeted, “The Archer Ave parade is raising money for police & Ofc. French is the Honorary Grand Marshal. My thoughts & prayers are with my CPD family today & my vow to keep fighting.”  

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) tweeted a Tribune article about carjackings and wrote, “Read this! We need massive investments in public structures of care. “before they were a shooter or a carjacker, they were likely some combination of hungry and poor and traumatized by the violence happening on the blocks where they are supposed to thrive”  

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted, “The City of Chicago helped to defeat the citizenship question on the 2010 census questionnaire. I am not surprised to see that Latinos were undercounted at more than three times the amount in 2010. #letthepeopledecide”  

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) wrote in his latest newsletter, “Green & Bransford, LLC has filed a Special Use application to operate an Adult Use Cannabis Dispensary at 212 East Ontario Street. The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will hold a public hearing on a later date to consider this application.”  

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in his latest newsletter, “This week and throughout the last several months, I’ve met with Angela Tovar, our city’s Chief Sustainability Officer, to discuss key components of the plan—which range from expanding electric vehicle charging infrastructure and reducing the carbon footprint of new and existing buildings, to providing community-wide composting services and building solar and wind infrastructure to scale—and how we can ensure the plan is implemented quickly and completely once it’s finalized.”  

Cook County Comm. Sean Morrison (R-17) wrote in a statement, ““Instead of holding Jussie Smollett accountable for devising a hate crime hoax, breaking the law, disregarding law enforcement officials and their time, and wasting taxpayer resources — Kim Foxx opted to use the authority of her elected office to provide favors for a political ally, and mislead the public, the press, and facilitate a cover-up for a politically connected celebrity.” 

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