Latest ‘Newsletters’

Weekly Update – June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020Dear Neighbor, This was a difficult and challenging week for our city and country, in the wake of the violent death of George Floyd. There were a number of protests in our community and throughout the city, demanding justice for George Floyd and calling on an end to racism and injustice toward African Americans. […]

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Weekly Update – May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020Dear Neighbor, Today Mayor Lightfoot announced a pilot initiative called Our Streets, including programs that allow for “shared streets” on residential streets and for streets in business districts to open for Expanded Outdoor Dining. In my Daily COVID-19 Update yesterday, I shared information about plans I have been working on to create more space for walkers, […]

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Weekly Update – May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020Dear Neighbor, I hope you, your family, and friends are doing well and staying healthy. I want to thank all those who participated yesterday in the Peirce Elementary School car parade. Peirce is an outstanding school and yesterday was a special day for the kids, teachers, and all involved. Click here to view a photo gallery […]

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Weekly Update – May 15, 2020

May 15, 2020Dear Neighbor, Thank you to everyone who joined us for Andersonville Trivia Night last night, with 47th Ward Ald. Matt Martin and 40th Ward Ald. Andre Vasquez. It was a fun way to connect with neighbors and learn some local history. And a special shoutout to 48th Ward resident Killian Walsh for taking second place […]

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Weekly Update – May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020Dear Neighbor, I hope all of you, your family, and friends remain safe and healthy. Sunday is Mother’s Day and I want wish all the Moms peace, strength and good health. Mothers havea profound, important, and positive impact on the lives of their children, families, and our community. During the time we are in, their […]

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Weekly Update – May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020Dear Neighbor, Today teachers from Goudy Elementary School held a car parade through the community to wave hello to students and their families. Click here to view a joyful video from part of today’s parade. I want to thank Principal Pam Brandt and all the principals, teachers, and staff at all of our neighborhood schools who […]

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Weekly Update – April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020Dear Neighbor, Yesterday Governor Pritzker announced the extension and modification of the Stay at Home order through May 30. As part of the new order, masks or face coverings will required when out in public, effective May 1. The order states that people over the age of 2 who are medically able must wear a […]

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Weekly Update – April 17, 2020

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser April 17, 2020Dear Neighbor, Today Governor Pritzker announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, schools throughout Illinois will not reopen for the remainder of the school year. This difficult decision was made with the health and safety of all Illinoisans, including students, teachers, and families in […]

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Weekly Update – April 10, 2020

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser April 10, 2020Dear Neighbor, My staff, family and I wish you and peaceful and healthy Easter weekend. Three weeks ago, Governor JB Pritzker issued a Stay at Home order for our State. Much has changed in that time, and it has been filled with uncertainty and challenges, […]

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Weekly Update – April 3, 2020

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser April 3, 2020Dear Neighbor, It has been another challenging week, and I appreciate all you’re doing to stay home and practice social distancing. It may be hard to tell, but these simple individual actions are making a collective difference in working to flatten the curve. It is critically important […]

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