Ward Reports October 7, 2021

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35) shared Department of Transportation design plans for a new pedestrian plaza outside the Logan Square Blue Line station and wrote, “I can't wait until the day I exit the Logan Square Blue Line into La Placita.” 

Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36) tweeted that Latinos make up 18 percent of Illinois' population but "Unfortunately, of the 18 Congressional members representing the State of Illinois, only one represents the diverse interests of the Latino community." 

Ald. Andre Vasquez (40) tweeted that he would "like to add my voice to those calling for the resignation of Parks CEO Mike Kelly. This is unacceptable and the opposite of leadership or accountability."

Ald. Matt Martin (47) in an email notified residents that his office is rescheduling its budget town hall, originally scheduled for Oct. 6, to Oct. 14. The rescheduling comes “as the Alderman continues to have conversations with neighbors and representatives from our public safety institutions about recent incidents of gun violence in our community,” according to the email.  

Ald. Harry Osterman (48) tweeted a photo of himself and a Chicago Architecture Biennial art installation called Parasite Parking, which he wrote is “a commentary on the privatization of parking in Chicago. Food for thought as I went to another day of Budget Hearings.” Osterman also wrote that he saw the installation during while biking to City Hall. 

Ald. Maria Hadden (49) shared an editorial on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposal for a guaranteed income program published in the Sun-Times and wrote “A guaranteed income pilot is what 39% of Chicago households need to help make ends meet. The pilot builds off work by the Chicago Resilient Families Task Force in 2019, as well as initiatives and work by [Ald. Gilbert Villegas (36)], [Ald. Sophia King (4)], and myself.” 

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