Ward Reports August 9, 2021

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) tweeted “increasing vaccine uptake remains a top priority, but vaccination alone is NOT ENOUGH. masks, testing, ventilation/filtration of indoor air are equally important.”  

Ald. Sophia King (4) tweeted “CPD officer Ella French lost her life last night in an exchange of gunfire in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. We mourn her and send our prayers to her family and loved ones. Praying for the recovery of the accompanying officer who is currently fighting for his life.” 

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11) tweeted in a thread “Yesterday, we as a City lost a true hero. We will always be indebted to you, going above and beyond the call of duty, giving the greatest sacrifice to the people of Chicago. Please continue to pray for our other courageous officer as he continues to fight for his life.” 

Ald. George Cardenas (12) tweeted “My condolences to family of the officer who paid the ultimate price last evening. I pray for the officer fighting for his life. There are no easy answers to solving our crime pandemic but supporting our Police is paramount.” 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted “Lightfoot, Brown & Carter need to shut up & stop. Let the families & police process last night’s tragedy in peace w/o confrontation or argument. It’s not about you or your petty feelings. It’s about the brave men & women dealing with a collective pain, only needing our support.” 

Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25) tweeted “Chicago Public Schools @DrArwady must increase the number of schools serving as vaccination sites. CPS has 3 schools open 4 hours a week for student & family vaccines, while Los Angeles has had 21 schools open 10 hours each day since May. Schools reopen August 30th, time to act.” 

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez (33) tweeted “Our youth proposing concrete solutions to keep us safe grounded in the work they do on the ground. We need to listen and allocate the resources to do the urgent work of healing our city. #ThePeaceBook ordinance is a brilliant model created by Black youth to do just that.” 

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) wrote in his latest newsletter that he “co-sponsored a City Council Resolution (R2021-787) calling for the Committee on Public Safety to hold public hearings with the Chicago Police Department, Deputy Mayor of Public Safety, and Chicago Department of Transportation to discuss dangerous drag racing and drifting and motorcycle noise.” 

Ald. Matt Martin (47) in his latest newsletter wrote that he participated in the University of Illinois's Edgar Fellows Program. “The program brings together municipal, county, and state officials from across Illinois to discuss the most pressing issues facing our communities, and to share strategies for how to improve our work,” Martin wrote. “This year's topics ranged from public safety and mental health to environmental protection and responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

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