Tag: Mayor Daley

Watch Berkowitz w 45 yr Journalist Charles Thomas: Chicago Mayor's race, Farrakhan & Black Nationalism, Cable & Web

Berkowitz: Black Nationalism relevant to the vote for Chicago Mayor? 45 yr Journalist Charles Thomas: $95 million to build a police academy but no millions to rebuild black self- respect. Charles Thomas: Toni Preckwinkle made herself into establishment candidate by accepting money from Ed Burke, charged by Feds w a shakedown Jeff Berkowitz: Lightfoot stands... Read more »

Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel fiddling while Chicago burns?

This is a public letter to Chicago’s 2nd term Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Dear Mr. Mayor, Do you only do campaigns and not government?  That is what your good friend and mine, Democratic Party campaign comsultant Pete Giangreco, brags he does. But, unlike Pete, you were elected Chicago Mayor in 2011 to accomplish, via government, certain... Read more »

Ten key things to know about Rahm's appointment of Forrest Claypool to CPS CEO and the four amigos: Emanuel, Axelrod, Claypool and Obama. Watch Claypool on Web

So, TV show host Berkowitz asked Forrest Claypool in May, 2008… why his amigo, Barack Obama, couldn’t see fit to support reform over patronage, inefficency and corruption… 10. This reporter once said to Forrest Claypool in one of his five appearances on “Public Affairs,”  “You could be a Republican- you are such a believer in... Read more »

Better than Rachel Maddow w/Anderson Cooper: Berkowitz w/ Chicago Ald. Pawar on Cable/Web

To get the answers to the questions below, watch tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz,” featuring 47th Ward Chicago Alderman Pawar, airing at 8:30 pm throughout the City. You can also watch the show with Ald. Pawar 24/7 on your computer. Next week’s show features Ald. Waguespack Is Ald. Pawar an... Read more »

Better than Charlie Rose w/Clarence Darrow: Berkowitz w/Blago lead trial counsel Aaron Goldstein on Obama-Blago-Jarrett, Cable and Web

Tonight’s suburban edition of “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz” features Aaron Goldstein, lead trial counsel in Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s second trial. The show airs tonight  at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable  on Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette.and on Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett,... Read more »

And then there were six: Sen.Trotter trots out of the 2nd CD race.

With State Sen. Donne Trotter backing out yesterday of the 2nd CD race to replace the “purportedly bi-polar,” ethically, marriage vows and legally challenged Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Third Airport), that leaves six major 2nd CD candidates in the Democratic  Primary (based on Money, Organization, Message, Political History and Base)– listed below in rough order... Read more »

Better than Law and Order: Watch Berkowitz w/Locke Bowman on Cable/Web discuss possible Obstruction of Justice by State's Attorney Alvarez and the Chicago Cops

WATCH   MacArthur Justice Center Locke Bowman interviewed by show host Jeff Berkowitz   24/7   There was a homicide in the early hours of the morning on April 25, 2004. No doubt about that. It appears that R.J. Venecko, nephew of  Mayor Daley, was involved in some kind of a shove/punch fracas with the... Read more »

The top five reasons why Rahm Emanuel won the race for Mayor of Chicago

The top five reasons why Rahm Emanuel won the race for Mayor of Chicago: Dart, Obama, Daley, $12 million, and Braun/del Valle 1.      Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart decided not to run for Mayor. Dart is a popular former Democratic State Rep. and pol who was going to run for Attorney General in 2002, but... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel uses the ABC-7, LWV Chicago Mayoral Debate to continue his march to the 5th Floor of City Hall

Last night’s ABC-7’s Chicago Mayoral election candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women voters and multiple other organizations followed the pattern of this campaign and the other televised debates. Early last fall, the candidates seemed to agree that the primary issues were education, public safety and Chicago’s budget and finance issues, including spending, taxes... Read more »

Ald. Ed Burke opens the door some more to a run for Chicago's Mayor

Less than a week ago, Ald. Burke (Chicago’s 14th Ward) said running for Mayor would be “one of the farthest things from my mind.” However, he said, “In Chicago politics, people never close the door.” Well, the door just blew a little more open in the Windy City. Ald. Burke, in an impromptu   exchange with this... Read more »