Ward Reports June 05, 2022

Ald. Michael Rodriguez (22) tweeted, ““A weapon made for war, not parades” Dr. Baum, of Highland Park who witnessed the heinous scene today. There’s only one answer to our gun pandemic and that’s fighting against NRA greed and enacting real gun reform including universal background checks and assault weapons bans.”  

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted, “As we acknowledge Independence Day today, let us renew our promise to never relent until all our children can live free from the fear of gun violence.”  

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) wrote in his latest newsletter, “Riverside Investment & Development in partnership with Bluestar Properties proposes to construct a new mixed-use development at 566 W. Van Buren Street. The site is currently two, two-story retail buildings and a surface parking lot containing 90 parking spaces. “As proposed, the mixed use building, designed by Antunovich Associates, contains 198 residential apartments, 2,500 square feet of retail space on the ground-floor, 76 accessory parking spaces, 99 bicycle parking spaces, a private dog run, and a rooftop amenity pool deck.”  

Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted, “Our politics is not yet incentivized to come up with laws that get to the root of violence. We have much work to do, and we must do it together! Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.”  

Ald. Matt Martin (47) wrote in his latest newsletter, “Earlier this week, I co-hosted a public meeting alongside our city's Department of Transportation and 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman to share plans to add a concrete protected bike lane along Clark St between Irving Park and Montrose. In addition, I participated in a groundbreaking at the intersection of Lincoln, Belmont, and Ashland, which will see significant improvements in the coming months to enhance walkability as well as pedestrian and bike safety.” 

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