Ward Reports September 07, 2021

All five members of the Chicago City Council Democratic Socialists Caucus sent a news release calling on Chicagoans to support “the worker-backed boycott of Nabisco products as Chicago members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTWM) International Union go on strike. 

Ald. Matt O’Shea (19) wrote in his latest newsletter that “The 19th Ward and the Beverly Area Planning Association will host High School 101, a zoom seminar designed to help guide parents through the High School selection process on Wednesday, September 8th at 7:00pm.”  

Ald. Silvana Tabares (23) used her latest newsletter to advertise a Paper Shred & Prescription Drug Drop-off Event in conjunction with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Chicago Police Department from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 25 at Byrne Elementary School. 

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25) tweeted, “Today we recommit ourselves to the struggle of our ancestors: to end labor exploitation by Passing the Pro Act, citizenship for all, and ending the prison industrial complex. Our struggles are inseparable and we workers must be indivisible as well. Solidarity and Happy Labor Day!” 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) wrote in his latest newsletter that his “311 Modernization Ordinance,” which is set to pass the City Council this month, “codifies a commitment to improve the services you pay for through taxes, by authorizing the City's IT team to upgrade the information displayed for each Service Request (SR) in the 311 system. 

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) wrote in his latest newsletter that last Monday, he “asked Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Superintendent David Brown to take immediate action to increase police patrols in the Downtown neighborhoods, and assign permanent officers to the hospitality corridors to cure the dramatic spike in violent crime.  

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in his latest newsletter that he “met with the new executive director of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) to discuss his organization's work around mental health and to tour one of the organization's facilities on Clark near Leland. I also met with representatives from a local solar panel company to discuss policies the city should consider using to encourage solar readiness in new construction.” 

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