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Maldonado to Help Constituents with Confusing Red Light Review Program

(January 10, 2017)  Constituents of the 26th Ward can receive individual assistance if they choose to contest their tickets this Friday, January 13th between 9am and 12pm. Constituents should bring their letters to the 26th Ward Service on 2511 West Division.

Maldonado explained, "Our office has been inundated by constituents confused by the letters they have received from the city. As their representative, it's my duty to cut through the confusion and help constituents return the money that may be owed to them."

"Going forward, the City of Chicago simply cannot continue to reach further into the pockets of working Chicagoans to finance decades of economic irresponsibility and then nickel-and-diming Chicago drivers."

Maldonado has proposed several revenue ideas consistent to restoring economic and social justice to keep streets safe, educate children well and make city services the best they can be.

"I am pushing for a tiny transaction tax on every financial transaction that occurs at the financial exchanges on LaSalle Street, and a new property tax surcharge on every commercial building in our city with an assessment of more than $500 million," said Maldonado.

Screenshot_2016-11-17_13.36.29.pngWHEREAS, World Pancreatic Cancer Day is November 17, 2016; and

WHEREAS, This august body has been notified of this important event by the Honorable Roberto Maldonado, Alderman of the 26th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer is the 4th most common cause of cancer related death in developed countries like the United States; and

WHEREAS, Pancreatic cancer is the 12th most common cancer in the world; and

WHEREAS, Approximately one thousand people die daily from this terrible disease; and

WHEREAS, About 338,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year; and

WHEREAS, The five year survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer is less than 10%; and

WHEREAS, The survival rate for pancreatic cancer has dropped in recent years while the survival rate for other cancers has improved; and

WHEREAS, World Pancreatic Cancer Day calls attention to this horrible disease which can lead to earlier detection and a possible cure; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, gathered here this sixteenth day of November, 2016, do hereby recognize World Pancreatic Cancer Day.