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Aldermanic Statement on City Council Vote Against Meeting Debate

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April 27, 2020 26 Chicago City Councilmembers Voted AGAINST Having Public Debate on Whether to Meet Sooner During a Crisis — The Public Should Ask Why. Chicago is facing an unprecedented crisis. People are unable to work; those who can work do not have the necessary protection to feel safe. Our friends and neighbors are struggling […]

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Aldermanic Statement: Call on City Council to Increase Meeting Schedule During Emergencies

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April 23, 2020 Yesterday’s vote to adjourn the City Council meeting early, which I opposed, unfortunately prevented the Council from considering a package of coronavirus-related bills aimed at protecting Chicago residents. This unnecessary delay highlights the need for City Council to meet more frequently during an emergent crisis; the existing schedule, to meet once per […]

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Alderman Vasquez Announces Support for Package of Coronavirus-Related Bills

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 40TH WARD ALDERMAN ANDRE VASQUEZ TO INTRODUCE AND CO-SPONSOR PACKAGE OF CORONAVIRUS-RELATED BILLS AT UPCOMING CITY COUNCIL MEETING (CHICAGO) In an effort to address the COVID-19 challenges now facing Chicagoans, Alderman Andre Vasquez is introducing three pieces of legislation at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 22, […]

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Statement from the Alderman regarding 3/16/20 Bowmanville Shooting

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17 March 2020 STATEMENT FROM THE ALDERMAN Dear Neighbors, Our Ward was shocked and saddened by the fatal shooting last night of a 15 year-old Ward resident near the 2000 block of West Farragut in the Bowmanville neighborhood.  Ward office staff was on-scene immediately following the shooting on the evening of the 16th, and has […]

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COVID-19 Community & Business Support Resources

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WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS DOCUMENT AS MORE RESOURCES BECOME AVAILABLE If you know of any resources for individuals or businesses affected by COVID-19 and related closures, social distancing measures, etc., please contact info@40thward.org with a link. Dear Neighbors, As city, county, state, and federal government agencies continue to grapple with COVID-19 responses, we […]

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Update From Alderman Vasquez 3/13/20

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Neighbors, In preparation for what has been declared a national emergency, we are taking all necessary steps to ensure continuity of government and to protect our neighbors. As we learn about the ways the COVID-19 pandemic will affect our daily lives, and as we make adjustments based on those changes, our office is committed to […]

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