Posts tagged "Gery Chico"

Chico Calls for Same-Day Permitting

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… Under Chico, slow pace and brick wall of bureaucracy would no longer stifle job growth (CHICAGO) Mayoral candidate Gery Chico today pledged to make 24-48 hour permitting a reality in Chicago city government. Chico would inject a new sense of urgency and speed in the notoriously slow... Read more »

Emanuel's hard truths turn out to be cynical lies

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… (CHICAGO) In the wake of today’s Chicago Sun-Times report that once again proves Rahm Emanuel will say and do anything for power, Gery Chico denounced Emanuel’s cynical attempt to mislead voters about his pension position. While Emanuel has made his plans to slash existing pensions for city... Read more »

Union Rhetoric Against Rahm Emanuel Heats Up

-By Warner Todd Huston At a recent rally for Chicago Mayoral candidate Gery Chico, the head of the Operating Engineers Local 150, James Sweeney, said that Rahm Emanuel was a “Judas” to the union cause. Now Emanuel, himself Jewish, is attempting to make this common phrase into some sort of anti-Semitic attack on him. During... Read more »

More of Rahm's Union Troubles

-By Warner Todd Huston In the race for the Chicago Mayor’s office we have seen quite a lot of evidence that Chicago’s union bosses are not big Rahm Emanuelites. This week we got another hint in that direction as several more unions came out in support of Emanuel’s most serious opponent, Gery Chico. The Chico... Read more »

Former Chicago Bears support Chico for Mayor and Super Bowl plan McMichael: Chico is one tough guy (And introducing Chico iPhone App)

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… (CHICAGO) Campaigning today at Manny’s Deli on the near Southside, Gery Chico received the support of two former Chicago Bears, one of whom played a key role on the 1985 Super Bowl Championship team. Steve McMichael and Bruce Herron- part of the Bears’ legendary defense for several... Read more »

WGN's Dean Richards: An Example of Chicago's Rahm-Devoted Media

-By Warner Todd Huston WGN AM 720 radio is one of the biggest radio stations in the country. It is traditionally one of Chicago’s most listened to radio stations and commonly tunes in as Chicago’s number one station. At least for the past few decades, WGN radio has also been the leading liberal station in... Read more »

Chico's New TV Ad: 'Voters, pay the Rahm Tax'

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… (CHICAGO) Mayoral candidate Gery Chico began airing a new TV ad today warning Chicagoans about the Rahm Tax, Rahm Emanuel’s latest scheme to raise taxes on a whole new range of services that working families depend on every day. The new ad was produced by SP Media... Read more »

Emanuel refuses to release Rahm Tax list

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… HARD TRUTH: Emanuel not being honest with voters (CHICAGO) Rahm Emanuel today backtracked on his proposed Rahm Tax, saying his campaign would not release the entire list of services that would be hit by his tax hike. Mayoral candidate Gery Chico blasted Emanuel for not telling the... Read more »

Chico supporters: Vote now to stop Rahm Tax later

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… Former Emanuel opponent endorses Chico: “He’s a proven leader who never lost touch with the community” (CHICAGO) With early voting set to begin tomorrow, mayoral candidate Gery Chico joined community leaders and elected officials to rally Chicagoans to vote now to stop the Rahm Tax later. Chico... Read more »

Chico Blasts Rahm Tax at Local Barbershop

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… (CHICAGO) Visiting a Hyde Park barbershop that could potentially be hit by Rahm Emanuel’s haphazard plan to raise taxes, mayoral candidate Gery Chico again criticized the Rahm Tax as one of the largest expansions of the sales tax in city history at the absolute worst time. “Need... Read more »