Posts tagged "Joe Walsh"

Race, poverty and politics: Mixed reviews on cab strike; Rep. Smith's attorney wants House to slow down; Rep. Joe Walsh has controversial week

Chicago cab drivers held a partial strike Monday, the success of which varies depending on whom you speak with. Fayez Khozindar, chair of the United Taxidrivers Community Council–which staged the strike–claimed several times this week that “80 percent” of the city’s cab drivers were on strike from 6-11 a.m., Monday. There are roughly 12,000 cab... Read more »

Race, poverty and politics: Springfield passes some bills at deadline, skips some; gun violence on the rise; where's the NATO money?

The folks over at the Chicago Reader have been dutifully following the money around May’s NATO summit in a case they have dubbed “the nebulous NATO grant funds.” When the summit plans were first announced, a chunk of the money to pay for it was expected to come from federal grant money (and the rest... Read more »

Illinois primary results: Winners and losers

Illinois primary results: Winners and losers
The results from Tuesday’s contests are in. Here are the races The Chicago Reporter was watching: President of The United States Mitt Romney won Illinois, with 47 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum, the closest challenger, came away with 35 percent. Most of Romney’s support came from the city and suburbs, while Santorum split some... Read more »

Illinois primaries offer big showdowns, much drama

Illinois’ primary is Tuesday, March 20, and Chicagoans will be voting in a number of hot contests, among them: President of the United States: This race will likely not be that big of a draw in a blue town like Chicago, which counts the incumbent, unopposed President Barack Obama amongst the indigenous. But in the... Read more »

Elections 2012: The week in review

Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: Democrats Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth pitched themselves on WTTW-CH 11 this week, explaining why they’re best for the 8th District congressional seat. They’ll be up against  Tea Party flamethrower and incumbent Joe Walsh, who moved to stay in... Read more »