Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • Lori E. Lightfoot— Mayor
    • letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org
  • Chicago City Council:
Ward Council Member Phone Email
01 La Spata, Daniel    
02 Hopkins, Brian (312) 643-2299 Ward02@cityofchicago.org
03 Dowell, Pat (773) 373-9273 Ward03@cityofchicago.org
04 King, Sophia D. (773) 536-8103 Ward04@cityofchicago.org
05 Hairston, Leslie A. (773) 324-5555 Ward05@cityofchicago.org
06 Sawyer, Roderick T. (773) 635-0006 Ward06@cityofchicago.org
07 Mitchell, Gregory I. (773) 731-7777 7th@gregmitchell7thward.org
08 Harris, Michelle A. (773) 874-3300 Ward08@cityofchicago.org
09 Beale, Anthony (773) 785-1100 Ward09@cityofchicago.org
10 Sadlowski Garza, Susan (773) 768-8138 Ward10@cityofchicago.org
11 Thompson, Patrick D. (773) 254-6677 Ward11@cityofchicago.org
12 Cardenas, George A. (773) 523-8250 Ward12@cityofchicago.org
13 Quinn, Marty (773) 581-8000 Ward13@cityofchicago.org
14 Burke, Edward M. (773) 471-1414 Ward14@cityofchicago.org
15 Lopez, Raymond A. (773) 306-0837 Ward15@cityofchicago.org
16 Coleman, Stephanie D.    
17 Moore, David H. (773) 783-3672 Ward17@cityofchicago.org
18 Curtis, Derrick G. (773) 284-5057 Ward18@cityofchicago.org
19 O’Shea, Matthew J. (773) 238-8766 Ward19@cityofchicago.org
20 Taylor, Jeanette B.    
21 Brookins, Jr., Howard (773) 881-9300 Ward21@cityofchicago.org
22 Rodriguez, Michael D.    
23 Tabares, Silvana (773) 582-4444 Ward23@cityofchicago.org
24 Scott, Jr. Michael (773) 533-2400 Ward24@cityofchicago.org
25 Sigcho-Lopez, Byron    
26 Maldonado, Roberto (773) 395-0143 Ward26@cityofchicago.org
27 Burnett, Jr., Walter (312) 432-1995 Ward27@cityofchicago.org
28 Ervin, Jason C. (773) 533-0900 Ward28@cityofchicago.org
29 Taliaferro, Chris (773) 237-6460 Ward29@cityofchicago.org
30 Reboyras, Ariel (773) 794-3095 Ward30@cityofchicago.org
31 Cardona, Jr., Felix    
32 Waguespack, Scott (773) 248-1330 Ward32@cityofchicago.org
33 Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana    
34 Austin, Carrie M. (773) 928-6961 Ward34@cityofchicago.org
35 Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos (773) 887-3772 Ward35@cityofchicago.org
36 Villegas, Gilbert (773) 745-4636 Ward36@cityofchicago.org
37 Mitts, Emma (773) 379-0960 Ward37@cityofchicago.org
38 Sposato, Nicholas (773) 283-3838 Ward38@cityofchicago.org
39 Nugent, Samantha    
40 Vasquez, Jr., Andres    
41 Napolitano, Anthony V. (773) 631-2241 Ward41@cityofchicago.org
42 Reilly, Brendan (312) 642-4242 Ward42@cityofchicago.org
43 Smith, Michele (773) 348-9500 Ward43@cityofchicago.org
44 Tunney, Thomas (773) 525-6034 Ward44@cityofchicago.org
45 Gardiner, James M.    
46 Cappleman, James (773) 878-4646 Ward46@cityofchicago.org
47 Martin, Matthew J.    
48 Osterman, Harry (773) 784-5277 Ward48@cityofchicago.org
49 Hadden, Maria E.    
50 Silverstein, Debra L. (773) 262-1050 Ward50@cityofchicago.org

Cancer

  • Resources:
    • Gilda’s Club, Free Cancer Support (5 Locations) – 312-464-9900
    • Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research Center – 833-247-5163
    • University of Chicago Medicine, Cancer Resources & Support

Prostate Cancer

  • From 2011 – 2015, the rate of death due to prostate cancer was 23.7 per 100,000 men in Cook County. (0.02%)
  • “In Cook County, Illinois from 2011-2015, there were 15,169 new cases of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 119 Prostate Cancer cases were reported.
    Over those years, there were 2,476 men who died of Prostate Cancer. For every 100,000 men in Cook County, Illinois, 24 died of Prostate Cancer”
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2017 submission data (1999-2015): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2018.

Testicular Cancer

  • “In Cook County, Illinois from 2011-2015, there were 722 new cases of Testicular Cancer. For every 100,000 men, 5 Testicular Cancer cases were reported.” (0.005%)
    • Citation: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool, based on November 2017 submission data (1999-2015): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute; www.cdc.gov/cancer/dataviz, June 2018.

Heart Disease

  • Resources
    • AMITA Health, Heart Disease: Prevention & Treatment – (877) 737-4636;

Stroke

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • AMITA Health Diabetes & Nutrition Education – (773) 665-3828
    • Southside Healthcare Collaborative – 773-702-5668

Pre-Diabetes

  • In 2015, 20.5% of men in the Cook County reported severe physical inactivity. Physical inactivity and obesity are the most common and significant indicators of diabetes.

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 1,150 men committed suicide in Chicago. (population: 6,292,478)
  • Ade-adjusted death rate per 100,000: 17.95 (0.02%)
  • Resources:
    • Community Counseling Centers of Chicago – (773) 769-0205

Obesity

*state statistics