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Hi, 
 
Early this month, I was appointed to serve on the Subcommittee on Police Accountability Matters, North Region. The purpose of this subcommittee is to not only hear the voices of people who have witnessed or experienced police brutality, but to also discover ways to improve the relationship of the police with citizens, especially people of color, who have lost their trust with police officers who have pledged to protect them. This is not only an issue in Chicago, but in all major cities across the United States. Given how far we've come to address institutional racism over the last few decades, we clearly have a long way to go. My first meeting will be July 28, and I will keep you up-to-date with this committee work with Twitter and FaceBook updates.

At the last City Council meeting, I sponsored a resolution that urges the Illinois General Assembly to pass meaningful record sealing reform to allow rehabilitated individuals released from prison the chance to move on from their past. There are protections in this resolution that would allow the State's Attorney and others to oppose the record sealing if the offense could impose harm to the rest of society. 

Allowing ex-offenders to move forward with their lives is also expected to reduce recidivism. According to the IL Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, 48% of those released from prison each year commit another crime within 3 years of release. Each time this happens in IL, it costs us $118,746, with a total 5 year cost of $16.7 billion to the State of IL for all those returning to the prison system. Doing the right thing is also the most cost effective.
   
    Best,

 

NEWS

OPEN OFFICE HOURS EVERY MONDAY 
The 46th Ward Office has open office hours every Monday from 5pm - 7pm. No appointment is ever necessary. Ald. Cappleman also makes visits to neighborhood organizations and high-rises to address any questions or concerns they may have. Call the office at 773-878-4646 to set up a time.

BROADWAY/WILSON DEVELOPMENT APPROVED
The 46th Ward Zoning & Development Committee met Monday, July 25, and overwhelmingly approved a 10 story mixed-use development on the NE corner of Broadway & Wilson. The next public step will be for the development to go through the City's Zoning Committee. Click here for more information about this development.

STARTER KITS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
Thanks to everyone who donated supplies to help with our starter kits. The response from the community has been overwhelming and speaks to the generosity of 46th Ward residents. We are finalizing the details of putting these kits together and distributing them to the people in the pilot project. 

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
It's that time of year again for a school supply drive. All the donated supplies will be given to 46th Ward CPS schools. The staff from these schools will then make the determination on the distribution of these supplies to their students. Thanks again to the Friends of the 46th Ward Schools for putting this together. Click here for a list of the needed supplies. After you purchase the supplies, you can drop them off at the 46th Ward Office at 4544 N. Broadway during business hours.
EVENTS

EAST LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORS MEETING
When:
Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 7pm
Where: 19th Police District, 850 W. Addison
This is an opportunity for residents in the East Lakeview area to learn more about what's happening in their neighborhood. Click here for more information about this great community organization.

PUBLIC SAFETY MEETINGS
Click here to view the dates and locations for CAPS meetings in your area. Efforts to promote public safety work best when the police, residents, businesses, building managers, schools, social services, places of worship, and elected officials all work together.

NEXT CAPS MEETINGS
Beats 1923, 1924, 1925
When: Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7pm
Where: 19th District Police Station at 850 W. Addison

Beat 2033
When: Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 7pm
Where: Bezazian Library at 1225 W. Ainslie
VISIT

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