Ward Reports October 13, 2021

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) tweeted, “masks. ventilation. masks. filtration. masks. open windows. masks. outdoors. masks. masks. MASKS!” 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) shared a Tribune article about racism in the issuance of cycling tickets and tweeted, “I would be happy if they ticketed everyone parked in the alleys or fire hydrants.”  

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) wrote in his latest newsletter that the Mount Greenwood Community & Business Association and Terraco Real Estate Development are “hosting a rededication ceremony for the Mount Greenwood Memorial Plaza located at 111th and Kedzie at 1:00pm. The dedication will be in memory of all fallen first responders." 

Ald. Rossana Rodrigurez-Sanchez (33) tweeted, “I’m working with @Andrefor40th @AldMattMartin & other colleagues to ensure that we keep our canopy by treating the Ash trees. Ask your Alder to support our Resolution to create a managed Ash Tree program for Chicago. Thank you @Openlands for the advocacy!” 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted, “The Thompson Center should be preserved. And the next Mayor of Chicago should be required to hold monthly open office hours at the people's Atrium food court.” 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) shared a Crain’s article about the resignation of Chicago Park District Supt. Michael Kelly and tweeted, “Now is the time to reimagine the Park Districts programming and hours of operation especially in areas where there is high crime. Parks play a crucial role and there is no reason why parks should be closed in the evening for kids.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in a statement that his office “continues to receive interest” in the Fifth Third Bank properties at the intersection of Damen Avenue, Lincoln Avenue and Irving Park Road, and that Martin “believes that any commercial space built on these two parcels should be designed for entities that are not big box stores, so as to enhance the bike and pedestrian friendliness in the immediate area.” 

Cook County Comm. Dennis Deer (D-2) acknowledged in his latest newsletter that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and wrote, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lock-downs, social distancing, and other mitigation measures have only exacerbated domestic violence.” 

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