Posts tagged "Raul Montes"

Community activist, Ald. Munoz at odds again over 'blue-light' police cameras in Little Village

Community activist, Ald. Munoz at odds again over 'blue-light' police cameras in Little Village
In almost ritualistic fashion, Raul Montes, a Little Village community activist, scheduled a press conference and protest Tuesday at the Manuel Perez Plaza in Little Village. He was there to publicly rally for the installation of Chicago Police Observational Devices–a.k.a. “blue-light” cameras–along 26th Street. The Little Village press conference gathered a small band of supporters,... Read more »

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature

Latinos running as progressives try to dismantle machine in state legislature
A handful of Chicago’s Latino candidates running for the state legislature are hoping their progressive agendas and histories of community organizing can oust some of the longtime, establishment incumbents in their districts. There’s Adolfo Mondragón, the Yale- and University of Chicago-educated public interest attorney and college professor, who has worked for human rights groups, done... Read more »

Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe

Letter to Alvarez asks for investigation of Landek, for allegedly offering bribe
Yet another twist in the 12th District state Senate race surfaced late last week when candidate Raul Montes asked the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to investigate his opponent, Steve Landek. In a Feb. 24 letter to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Montes requested that a criminal investigation be opened to explore whether Landek... Read more »
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City's black, white and Latino districts will see new faces in Springfield

This year, about a dozen state legislative districts in and around Chicago will elect a lawmaker who is new to the district. Scanning the contests–in African-American, Latino and white districts–there are few that, up to this point, have not been hard-fought battles. For instance, remapping has forced incumbents Steve Landek, the current 11th District state... Read more »

Landek stumbles in attempt to reach out to Latinos in new Senate district

Like several state and federal pols mounting re-election bids this year, 11th District state Sen. Steve Landek will run in a new district, which means new constituents. Landek, who is also the mayor of Bridgeview, has been in the Illinois Senate for less than two years–In 2010, he was appointed to replace the retiring 11th... Read more »