Working together to improve the South Loop
02/01/2012 10:00 PM
I was pleased to speak recently with 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti and am glad to hear he remains committed to improving the infrastructure of the South Loop. Because our wards are so close to one another, Bob and I have had the opportunity to work together since 2007 on many of these projects. In particular, projects to resurface streets and improve public lighting often span both wards, and I am glad to have a partner with whom to accomplish these goals. For example, I pushed to advance the resurfacing projects along State, Wabash, and Cullerton, as well as the installation of new lighting features on State, Michigan, Wabash and Cermak. I have also worked with Bob to ensure that Cermak between King Drive and State Streets will be resurfaced this spring.
I believe it is extremely important to maintain a cohesive South Loop community, and will continue to work together with Alderman Fioretti on these infrastructure projects and other initiatives that affect our respective constituencies such as the new CTA Green Line station proposed for 22nd Street and the Bash on Wabash. I also remain committed to building upon my work that has attracted positive South Loop businesses such as Reggies Record Breakers, Tapas Valencia, Overflow Coffee, The Burger Point, Flavor 180, Sarpino’s Pizza, Firestone Tire Center, Daystar School, South Loop KinderCare, Columbia College Media Production Center, the proposed Mariano’s Food Store and expansion of Euro Collison.
When the new map for the 3rd Ward goes into effect, I look forward to meeting with my new constituents and will remain committed to representing the best interests of all 3rd Ward residents, both old and new.
Alderman, 3rd Ward