Posts tagged "Gery Chico"

Minority firms with clout, contributions get a piece of O'Hare cargo contract

Minority firms with clout, contributions get a piece of O'Hare cargo contract
If you’re a minority firm looking for city work, it certainly helps to know people in high places and to be generous come campaign time. Last week,  the city council gave Maryland-based Aeroterm, LLC the green light to issue bonds to pay for part of a multi-million dollar cargo project at O’Hare International Airport. Initially,... Read more »

More than 800,000 Chicagoans took a pass on this year's historic election

Voter turnout in Tuesday’s election was the city’s highest in any municipal election since 1995, but it still fell far short of predictions. For more visit chicagoreporter.com Some predicted that voter turnout would top 50 percent, but just 42 percent of the city’s 1.4 million registered voters turned out at the polls Tuesday. Voter turnout... Read more »

Mayor's race: Did the media call the race, or create it?

Mayor's race: Did the media call the race, or create it?
I got a chance to talk to Chicago mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins shortly after former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun essentially called Watkins a crack head in a televised debate. “What were you thinking when she did that?” I asked. Watkins was short-answered and tight-lipped. But what’s clear, she said on “The Barber Shop Show,”... Read more »
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Chicago's mayor candidates play 'Jenny from the block,' but who's got the guts to actually help poor folks?

All the candidates who hope to be Chicago’s next mayor love to spend time telling us why they’re better than the next guy. But lately, they’ve entered into a new competition–one that seems a little ridiculous at times–who’s more “street” than the next guy. Today’s Chicago Tribune chronicles the ways each candidate tries to claim... Read more »

News Roundup: Local Chicago businesses show signs of recovery

The neighborhood around Ford’s South Side assembly plant was hit hard two years ago after the recession caused the plant to lay off 800 workers. Now, with the recent addition of 1200 jobs, the area is showing signs of recovery. Economic indicators show that the nation is slowly recovering, calming fears of a “double dip”... Read more »

News Roundup: Chicago's mayoral contenders officially climb into the ring

Congressman Danny Davis, Rev. James Meeks, former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico, and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel lined up outside of the Chicago Board of Elections early this morning to officially kick off the municipal election season. They brought with them their nominating petitions and stacks of thousands of... Read more »
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Guess who's running for mayor?

With so many people putting their names in the hat to be the next Chicago mayor, it’s hard to keep them all straight. Take a look at the potential candidates – who’s in, who’s out and who’s just a rumor – in our photo gallery. Also, check out Progress Illinois’ great database of mayoral candidates.... Read more »