City Council News

City Council Update 5/24/2017

May 24, 2017

At the May 24 City Council meeting, Alderman Laurino co-sponsored a resolution instituting a public comment period at City Council meetings. At the beginning of each City Council meeting thirty minutes would be allotted for the public to provide comments on matters before City Council. Each speaker will be allowed up to three minutes. While the public already can comment at committee meetings, Alderman Laurino supports granting the public the opportunity to address the entire City Council. 

Alderman Laurino also co-sponsored an ordinance establishing better regulation of massage parlors. This legislation is in response to the Chicago Police Department's recent raid of numerous massage parlors that were fronts for illegal prostitution activities. This ordinance should help ensure that only legitimate massage services are provided at massage parlors.

Alderman Laurino was also proud to honor the Lions Clubs International's 100th anniversary with a Resolution at City Council last week. Pictured below, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Margaret Laurino with Past International Director Lion Dan O'Reilly and Past District 1A Governor Lion Harold Burkett:















Congratulations as well to the student winners at the following academic competitions in 2017:     

  • Mindren Lu (Northside College Prep) City of Chicago Math League    
  • Raisa Munshi (Lane Technical High School) International Science & Engineering Fair    
  • Joshua Studee (Edison Gifted Center) City of Chicago Junior Math League    
  • Annie Wang (Whitney Young Academic Center) City of Chicago Junior Math League    
  • Rose Hazel (Von Steuben High School) International Science & Engineering Fair   

Last but not least, congratulations to the following 39th Ward students for being awarded a Posse Scholarship:       

  • Abu Qader (Lane Technical High School)    
  • Rania Ziar (Lane Technical High School)    
  • Jeffrey Sagun (Lincoln Park High School)    
  • Hillary Tun (Senn High School)    
  • Carlos Bernal (Amundsen High School)  

The alderman was honored to recognize each of you for your hard work at City Council. Congratulations, and keep up the good work!