PORTAGE PARK — Ald. Gilbert Villegas will discuss the state of the 36th Ward at two events this week.
The first state of the ward discussion will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the seventh floor conference room at Community First Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison St.
The second state of the ward discussion will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Word of Life Church of God, 2254 N. Naragansett Ave.
Villegas was elected in 2015 to represent the 36th Ward, which includes parts of Portage Park, Belmont Cragin, Dunning, Montclare and Galewood. Both events will feature the alderman's take on his first year in office.
The boundaries of the 36th Ward were significantly redrawn in 2015 to ensure that the 36th Ward was predominately Hispanic in an effort to add another Latino alderman to the Council.
Villegas won his seat in 2015 with the support of Ald. Nicholas Sposato, who represented the 36th Ward for one term before winning the 38th Ward seat on the Council.
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