Latest ‘Newsletters’

48th Ward Weekly Update – January 20, 2021

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserJanuary 20, 2021Dear Neighbor, Yesterday State Senator Heather Steans announced that she will be resigning from her seat effective January 31. I want to thank Heather for her tireless service, partnership, and deep commitment to our community, City, and State. Senator Steans has been a strong leader for our community and […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – January 15, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser January 15, 2021Dear Neighbor, Chicago Public Schools began their reopening this weeks, as some Pre-K and cluster students returned to in-person learning. I remain in contact with our local principals to hear how things are going at our schools in the Ward. On Monday the City […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – January 8, 2021

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browserJanuary 8, 2021Dear Neighbor,Wednesday, January 6, was a dark day in our country’s history, with the seditious attack on the US Capitol. This action was perpetrated and incited by President Donald Trump, as he invited his supporters to Washington DC and led them to attack our nation’s […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – January 6, 2021

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserJanuary 6, 2021Dear Neighbor, Chicago Public Schools plans to reopen schools on Monday, Jan. 11, for some Pre-K and Cluster students, to be followed on Monday, Feb. 4, for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. Many of you have reached out to me about your concerns regarding this reopening plan. I have spent recent […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – December 23, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserDecember 23, 2020Dear Neighbor, Yesterday as Vice Chairman of the Committee on Public Safety, I participated in an eight-hour subject matter hearing held by the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Health & Human Relations regarding search warrants carried out by Chicago Police Department. This subject matter hearing was a […]

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48th Ward Weekly Update – December 18, 2020

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser December 18, 2020Dear Neighbor, This week body camera footage was released depicting a 2019 incident when Chicago Police wrongfully raided the home of Anjanette Young, handcuffing her while she was naked, and not responding to her telling them many times that she wasn’t who they […]

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48th Ward Update: December 16, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserDecember 16, 2020Dear Neighbor, Today the City Council passed the Additional Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance with a 48-2 vote. The ADU ordinance will allow for the establishment of new residential units in coach houses, basements, and attics within the existing neighborhood fabric of five pilot areas across the City. Some of […]

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48th Ward Update: December 14, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browserDecember 14, 2020Dear Neighbor, Yesterday afternoon, a fire broke out at 1202-04 W. Granville, taking the life of a 37 year-old man. My condolences go out to his family, friends, neighbors, and loved ones. The Chicago Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of the fire. This is the second fire […]

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48th Ward Update: December 11, 2020

Weekly Update from Your AldermanView this email in your browser December 11, 2020Dear Neighbor, Happy Hanukkah to all of our neighbors who celebrate. The holiday began last night at sundown, and I wish a joyful and healthy holiday to all. If you are looking for a way to celebrate in community while staying at home, click here […]

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48th Ward Update: December 9, 2020

48th Ward UpdateView this email in your browser December 9, 2020Dear Neighbor, Today Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady announced plans to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to frontline health care workers in Chicago as soon as next week, pending final approval from Federal regulators. All 34 hospitals in the city will receive initial doses […]

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