Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Aldertrack links for 14 Oct 2015

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City Budget Ordinances Expected Today
Finance Recap: Pension Fund Levy Requests Held, But TIF Amendments, SSA Budgets Approved
Appointments to Community Development Commission, Tax Breaks Pass Committee
From the Wards
  • Ald. Joe Moreno (1) changed his profile picture to support Planned Parenthood.        
  • Ald. Raymond Lopez (15) shared pictures from the Hispanic Heritage Breakfast with Ald. Sue Garza (10), Ald. Danny Solis (25), Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30), Mayor Emanuel, Fire Dept. Commissioner Jose Sanitago, ZBA member Sol Flores, Human Relations Comm. Mona Noriega, and Board of Ed VP Jesse Ruiz.
  • Ald. David Moore (17) shared emergency heating information in conjunction with Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele.
  • Ald. Michael Scott Jr. (24) is holding a job fair today from 11 to 2 at the Douglas Park Fieldhouse. 
  • Ald. Danny Solis (25) shared pictures from the re-naming of Ping Tom field house in honor of Leonard M. Louie with Mayor Emanuel.
  • Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) is holding his first annual Domestic Violence Awareness Walk and Rally from 9AM-10AM today at 25th District Station Auditorium.
  • Ald. Deb Mell (33) is accepting gently-used winter clothing items for donation during business hours until Oct. 24.
  • Ald. Carlos Rosa (35) released a statement on the Barbara Byrd-Bennett guilty plea, and live tweeted from a #FeeltheBern Democratic Debate watch party with Rep. Will Guzzardi. Both are Bernie Sanders delegates.
  • Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41) shared the Edison Park Chamber of Commerce's upcoming events.
  • Ald. Michele Smith (43) shared some ideas on how to make the city budget more cost-efficient
  • Ald. John Arena (45) is calling for an elected school board. He also canceled ward night last night. We Wonder Why. 
  • Ald. James Cappleman (46) shared pictures from a debate watch party at Drink and Ink.
  • Ald. Ameya Pawar (47) has been joined by Senate President John Cullerton in calling for a return of the #11 bus.
  • Ald. Harry Osterman (48) is hosting three town hall meetings over the course of the week.
Chicago Political News
Civic Federation: $588M property tax hike won't be enough to shore up finances [Sun Times] - Emanuel's budget depends on Springfield and state court ruling too much, Civic Fed says.
The Origins of IPRA [South Side Weekly] - How Chicago was pressured to establish an independent police review authority.
Why Chicago should care about the Big Beer mega-merger [Crain's] - Job cuts. That's why.

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