Ward Reports July 19, 2021

Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) tweeted a video from the 1st Ward block party held at Maplewood Park on Saturday and wrote “Food! Music! Games! Community resources! Come check it out!” 

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2) tweeted, "RMS Titanic, 1912: Women and children first. RMS Pandemic, 2021: Everybody get in line for the lifeboats, must be at least 12 to ride. bye kids, good luck in the ocean!"

Ald. Sophia King (4) in her latest newsletter wrote “We offer our condolences to the loved ones of Keith Cooper, a 73-year-old Vietnam Veteran and longtime 4th ward resident that lost his life in a fatal attempted carjacking in Kimbark Plaza on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 12:30 PM. Two suspects are currently in custody.” 

Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) tweeted, “I’m all about service (request letters)” along with a photo of the letters. 

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) tweeted, “The U.S. imprisons more citizens per capita than Cuba, Russia, and China. We claim to be the land of the free. As a nation we need to focus on decarceration and decriminalization - the last thing we need is another costly forever war. No to a US invasion of Cuba!” 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted a copy of a statement from the Chicago City Council Latino Caucus demanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) ruling made on July 16 “be appealed immediately.”  

Ald. James Cappleman (46) tweeted a link to a podcast about “gentrification” and wrote “In Uptown, there's been much discussion about gentrification, especially this past week. Here's a podcast that looks at some intriguing research on the topic. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, you might be surprised.”  

Ald. Matt Martin (47) in his latest newsletter recapped the Friday public safety committee meeting and wrote “Unfortunately, the Committee again failed to take up an ordinance to establish a civilian oversight board for CPD and our other public safety entities. There's a possibility, however, that we will vote on the ordinance early next week, so stay tuned.” 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) in her latest newsletter invited constituents to a series of meetings this month hosted by the Department of Transportation and Department of Planning and Development to discuss the city’s Western Avenue Corridor Study. 

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