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City Council and Committees- Week of 3/27/23

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Name Meeting Date Meeting Time Meeting Location Highlights Committee on Ethics and Government Oversight 3/31/2023 10:00 AM Chicago, IllinoisVirtual Meeting Agenda not yet available Meetings are subject to change daily, please check the City of Chicago City Clerk’s Meetings tab for updated information You can see a roundup of public meetings in the Chicago area […]

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Take Action for Increased Legal Aid Funding- Witness Slips Needed!

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Via Illinois Equal Justice Foundation: The Office of the Attorney General’s budget is set to go before the Senate Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations – General Services Committee this Wednesday, March 22.  And we need your help! While last year’s increase in the Civil Legal Aid appropriation was a huge step forward, demand for legal […]

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Muslim Civic Coalition’s Call to Action- Witness Slips Needed!

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Via the Muslim Civic Coalition: Last week, legislative bills from the Muslim Civic Coalition and our partners/allies passed with majority or unanimous “YES” votes in their first rounds of committee hearings in the Illinois House of Representatives!  We need supporters like you to help by submitting witness slips to build on this momentum! What is a […]

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City Council and Committees- Week of 3/13/23

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Name Meeting Date Meeting Time Meeting Location Highlights Committee on Finance 3/13/2023 10:00 AM City Hall – Council Chamber – Chicago, Illinois 1. A communication recommending a proposed ordinance regarding the authority to enterinto and execute a redevelopment agreement with and allocation of Tax IncrementalFinancing (TIF) funds to German American National Congress Chapter Chicago – […]

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Show Your Support for Preventing Homeowner Displacement in Cook County

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Via Communities United: SB 74 , as amended, creates a State Task Force to study and make recommendations for the implementation of a payment plan option to divert delinquent owner-occupied properties from the annual tax sale.  The Property Tax Payment Plan Task Force will facilitate in-depth discussions with stakeholders in the residential property tax process, including local […]

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Make Eviction Sealing Permanent in IL!

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Via Law Center for Better Housing: Eviction filings can follow you no matter if the case was thrown out or if you won the case – Illinois should seal eviction cases to protect our ability to find future housing! Support HB 1569/SB242 Landlords increasingly rely on reports from tenant screening companies that automatically weed out […]

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City Council Updates: February 1st, 2023 Session

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This week, the City Council paid tribute to former  IL House of Representatives Majority Leader Greg Harris for his 16 years serving the 13th District. Greg has been a personal mentor to me since I took office, and has been a truly historic champion for LGBTQ+ rights, Marriage Equality, and so much more. I invite our 40th Ward neighbors […]

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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 […]