So are we all supposed to get on our knees and thank Governor Blagojevich for riding in at the last minute and potentially saving us innocent Chicagoans from ‘CTA Doomsday?’ Especially since he helped create the Illinois public transit funding emergency in the first place?
Will the real Hillary Clinton smile please stand up? Last week, the NY Post reported an ongoing feud between Clinton’s New York and D.C. campaign staff. The New Yorker staff think she’s become ‘all polls, no pulse.’ Some people even think she has a fake smile. And recent research shows there may be some truth to that.
Today, unbeknownst to Yours Truly, a quote from Chicago Carless calling for the resignation of scandal-dogged Chicago Police Department superintendent Phil Cline was featured in the Opinion section of the Chicago Tribune. That’s neat, because before Noon today, Phil Cline did just that.
Last summer, when Bob Fioretti’s campaign to unseat controversial 2nd ward alderman Madeline Haithcock was just getting off the ground, he made the rounds of downtown nonprofits to drum up support. One afternoon, he ended up in the wrong office building. In my birthday party. Begging for cake.
The voter-participation nonprofit, Project Vote, today released a report, The Politics of Voter Fraud, demonstrating that widespread allegations of voter fraud are a myth generated by the right. Here is a guest post from Project Vote deputy director Michael Slater discussing just how much of a myth voter fraud really is.
In the aftermath of Chicago’s greatest political defeat in decades, incoming 42nd Ward alderman Brendan Reilly is wasting no time in reaching out to the former constituents of 37-year city council veteran Burt Natarus, who was swept out of his downtown Ward by a wide margin in last week’s municipal elections.
In one of the most sudden political upsets in modern Chicago history, last night 42nd Ward voters rejected 36-year alderman Burt Natarus in favor of challenger Brendan Reilly. Hurray!
Today, a momentary hop back onto the labor movement bandwagon to talk about the Employee Free Choice Act–and why you should care about it.
This evening, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight welcomed 42nd Ward aldermanic candidates incumbent Burt Natarus and challenger Brendan Reilly. Reilly repeated his criticism that Natarus governs the Ward at the heart of downtown Chicago for the developers who build here rather than for the people who live here. Speaking as a ward resident, I agree.
Because I think he’s a liar. Probably my top reason why I will not vote for Chicago’s incumbent 42nd Ward alderman, Burt Natarus, in the municipal election on February 27. Because he doesn’t think my neighborhood should be run by developers. The top reason why I endorse challenger Brendan Reilly.