Posts tagged "Ricardo Munoz"

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 »

Ald. Zalewski's graffiti ordinance: Collision course with Cook County?

Ald. Zalewski's graffiti ordinance: Collision course with Cook County?
Twenty-third Ward Ald. Michael Zalewski’s plan to take back his community from gang-affiliated graffiti vandals could potentially put him on a collision course with Cook County’s plan to reduce the number of offenders passing through its criminal justice system. An ordinance Zalewski plans to submit to the city council Wednesday would increase fines for people... Read more »

What's up this week: Council to consider pot ordinance; public meetings on future of Fisk, Crawford sites

What's up this week: Council to consider pot ordinance; public meetings on future of Fisk, Crawford sites
The city council will decide on Wednesday whether to OK an ordinance that would allow police officers to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than arrest them. Under the ordinance–originally introduced last year by 25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis and recently backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel–people 18 and over caught with 15... Read more »
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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 »

Will tough primary fight push Clerk Brown to speed up needed court reforms?

Will tough primary fight push Clerk Brown to speed up needed court reforms?
Despite claims that her office is as up-to-date as Rod Blagojevich’s beaver-style hairdo, Dorothy Brown easily won the Democratic nomination for Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court on Tuesday night. She defeated her challenger, 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Muñoz, by grabbing nearly 67 percent of the vote. Although Brown won big, the road to... 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 »
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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 last week: Voter registration numbers released by the Chicago Board of Elections hit a 70-year low. After crunching some of the ward-by-ward numbers, though, the Reporter found that the sharpest drops in voter participation were clustered almost entirely in predominantly African-American... Read more »