Posts tagged "election"

Politics: Did Congressman Bobby Rush Have a Flashback

Politics: Did Congressman Bobby Rush Have a Flashback
Recently Bobby Rush, Congressman from the 1st District of Illinois has been under the gun for his attendance. He has missed a large number of votes on key issues and this has prompted a number of political hacks to attempt to run against him. Despite, his voting record and recent illness Congressman Rush sailed through... Read more »

Politics: The 6th Ward Republicans

Politics: The 6th Ward Republicans
Yes, that’s right Republicans in the 6th ward. The political home of Former Mayor Washington and Sawyer. A democratic strong hold for years is seeing an upsurge of Republican candidates. While in the past, Republican candidates such as former Governor Jim Edgar and candidate Patrick Fitzgerald at the state level have visited the community there... Read more »

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out

GCA Meeting: Alderman Michelle Harris and Anthony Beale Sold Me Out
The Greater Chatham Alliance(GCA) meeting was held today at St. James Lutheran Church in Chatham. The crowd turnout was greater than expected and the meeting had to be moved from the basement to the Sanctuary. After going over organization business, Alderman Roderick Sawyer was given the floor to address two issues. The opening on a... Read more »
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Will a Remap Compromise Make Anyone Happy: Not in the 6th Ward

Will a Remap Compromise Make Anyone Happy: Not in the 6th Ward
Black Caucus Map, Latino Caucus Map, Taxpayer Map. How bout a Mickey Mouse map because that’s what it all starting to sound like.The facts are plain and simple but the alderman cannot seem to find a way to come to a agreement that will make the citizens of Chicago happy and withstand legal challenges for... Read more »

2012-The Rise of Chatham

2012-The Rise of Chatham
It is no secret that 2010 and 2011 were two of the worst years the residents of the Chatham community have seen. What could go wrong did go wrong. The community lost Officer Thomas Wortham IV, Michael Bailey and Firefighter Corey Ankum. We saw the closing of two Chicago landmark restaurants, Izola’s and Army &... Read more »

6th Ward Committeeman's Race: Don't Get it Twisted

6th Ward Committeeman's Race: Don't Get it Twisted
Today was the final day for filing to run in the March 2012 primary and one of the offices up for grabs is the 6th ward committeeman’s race. Many were expecting a rematch of the 6th ward Aldermandic race between Freddrenna Lyle and Roderick Sawyer. Roderick Sawyer won the Aldermandic seat. The Illinois Supreme Court... Read more »
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Why It's Time for Chatham to Reach Out and Make Friends With Republicans.

Why It's Time for Chatham to Reach Out and Make Friends With Republicans.
The remapping process is going into the middle rounds and several players have emerged to battle it out. The Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus and Republicans. The remap process has become a big issue in Chatham because the maps presented so far by the Black Caucus alters the 6th ward as we know and have known... Read more »