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19th Ward

19th Ward
19th Ward

How Much Does My Alderman Make? Here’s A Complete List

The highest-paid alderpeople will make $142,772 next year, thanks to a nearly 10 percent raise. The lowest-paid alderperson makes $115,560, by comparison.

Citywide

Police Oversight Agency Would Be Scrapped, Officers’ Days Off Protected Under Proposed Ordinances Backed By Some Aldermen

The ordinances would also ensure families of officers who die in the line of duty get benefits in a timely manner and require Police Supt. David Brown to notify the City Council in writing anytime he is absent from the city.

Downtown

Far Southwest Side Alderman Demands Investigation After Hundreds Of Homes Flooded

More than 500 calls about flooding were reported to 311 after a weekend storm, Ald. Matt O'Shea said. "The toilet was flushing water like a fountain; we could not stop it," one Mount Greenwood resident said.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Many Business Owners Relieved, Others Skeptical As Private Security Begins In Beverly, Mount Greenwood

Unarmed guards started patrolling commercial strips on the Southwest Side as part of a pilot program last week. The move is partly in response to local entrepreneurs' concerns about a rise in crime.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Citing ‘Troubling’ Police Shortages, O’Shea Brings Private Security To Beverly, Mount Greenwood

The private security guards will patrol commercial strips in Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood, Ald. Matthew O'Shea said.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Police Officers Should Get Signing Bonus, Housing Help So Chicago Can Fix Staffing ‘Crisis,’ Alderman Says

Ald. Matt O'Shea's ordinance aims to incentivize officers to stay with $10,000 in down payment help. He also hopes to attract veteran cops from other departments with a $10,000 signing bonus.

Citywide

Should Chicago Defund The Police? Alderman In Police-Heavy Ward Wants Voters To Decide

Under Ald. Matt O'Shea's proposal, the police budget could never be cut below $1.8 billion without a binding referendum approved by Chicago voters.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park