Alderman Hopkins Town Hall News

Alderman Brian Hopkins took the opportunity to make major announcements to more than 150 Streeterville residents and other stakeholders at the 2nd Ward/Streeterville Town Hall. The event was held on Tuesday, February 7, at Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites. Following are highlights from his presentation. Complete coverage will run in next week's SOAR eNews, scheduled to deliver on Thursday, February 23.

Moderator Charlie Wojciechowski and Alderman Brian Hopkins

*  Softball league playing at Lake Shore Park will be relocated to other City parks in order to better serve the needs of the community. Alderman Hopkins recognized the efforts of the Lake Shore Park Advisory Council and its President David Kostelansky, that contributed to the Chicago Park District Commissioners' decision.


Charlie Wojciechowski-NBC Channel 5, Heather Gleason-Chicago Park District,
Deborah Gershbein-SOAR, Alderman Brian Hopkins, John Chikow-The Magnificent Mile Association, Commander Paul Bauer-Chicago Police Department

*  State Representative Christian Mitchell (26th District) introduced a bill to strengthen penalties for motorcycle riders who exceed speed and noise regulations. The bill also calls for reducing emergency vehicle siren noise throughout the state. To read more click here. Representative Mitchell can be reached at 773.924.1755 or via his website.

*  Looking ahead long range, Alderman Hopkins showed the latest renderings for the proposed revitalization of Lake Shore Drive, including eliminating the curve at East Lake Shore Drive and developing land for recreation. For more information click here.

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