Latest ‘Newsletters’

48th Ward Weekly Update – September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020Dear Neighbor, Earlier this week, the grand jury in the case regarding the death of Breonna Taylor announced their decision. Like many of you, I found their decision to indict only one officer with a lesser charge of wanton endangerment to be insufficient and demeaning to the value of Breonna’s life. Black lives matter. Black […]

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48th Ward Update – September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020Dear Neighbor, Earlier today, Kentucky State Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced that a grand jury indicted one of four Louisville Metro Police Department officers in connection to the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in Louisville in March. Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment, and this case will move to a […]

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48th Ward Update – September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020Dear Neighbor, On Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Justice Ginsburg has a storied legacy as a trailblazer for women’s rights, and is an inspiration to many. Like many of you, I was deeply saddened to learn of her passing and my thoughts are with her family, […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update -September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020Dear Neighbor, To all of our Jewish neighbors, I wish you a happy new year and peaceful Rosh Hashanah.  With the November 3rd election fast approaching, I want to let you know that this year’s 48th Ward Early Voting Site will be at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway. Given COVID-19 public health guidelines […]

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48th Ward Update – September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020Dear Neighbor, Today is Mexican Independence Day, marking the anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. As such, it feelings fitting to kick off a new weekly series of business highlights by featuring Mexican and Mexican-American owned businesses in our community. If you aren’t able to order takeout or dine outdoors, please give these restaurants a […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – September 14, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser September 14, 2020Dear Neighbor, Around 6:30pm on Friday, Sept. 11, a 38 year-old man was shot in the head near Argyle and Sheridan. The victim was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. The 20th Police District will have a special attention on this area and continue to investigate […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – September 11, 2020

September 11, 2020Dear Neighbor, Congratulations to our students, parents, teachers, and principals on making it through the first week of school. As a parent of three middle and high school students, I know that this has been a challenging week for many of us. Let’s continue to show patience, support, and grace to one another while […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – September 4, 2020

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser September 4, 2020Dear Neighbor, Last night around 11:30pm near 1039 W. Winona, a young man was shot and killed. The Chicago Police Department is investigating this deadly shooting, reviewing video footage from several cameras in the area. We will have additional information about this incident next […]

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48th Ward Update – Back to School

September 1, 2020Dear Neighbor, Some students in our community have already returned to school for hybrid or remote learning, and one week from today, Tuesday, Sept. 8, Chicago Public Schools students will begin their school year remotely. To all the students, parents, and school staff in the 48th Ward: our community has your back. We will get […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020Dear Neighbor, As we enter the final week of summer, I want to thank all of our neighbors who have found ways to support one another during this unusual time. Without block parties, street festivals, beach days, or many other ways that Chicagoans celebrate summer, our community has still found ways to be together. […]

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