Posts in category "City Council"

Chicago Homicides Up 47.1% or Only 2 - Media Manipulation in Chicago.

Congratulations, you are living in the golden age of media manipulation and I bet you are not even appreciating the master class.  Chicago homicides spiked by 47.1% over April 2013, shootings up 65%, but if you opened up the news today you will likely see none of that. Instead the city awakened to yet another... Read more »

Now IS the time to politicize a tragedy. Make a stand to prevent the next Newtown.

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I know people want you to be quiet and reflect and not politicize this tragedy, even our President’s spokesperson Jay Carney declared today is not the day to have those discussions. So I ask if not now, when? Twenty children died today, is that not enough to spark serious debate on curtailing military style weaponry... Read more »

Breaking: Two Former Illinois Politicians Charged with Corruption.

So the SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act wasn’t enough news, now we have this. Former Cook County commissioner Mario Moreno and former 25th ward Alderman Ambrosio Medrano (who was previously convicted with a felony in late 1990’s) have been charged with corruption ending U.S. Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald’s tenure with a bang. In 1996... Read more »

Who is the next Joe Moore?

Watching today’s debate on the Infrastructure Trust proposed by  Mayor Rahm Emanuel got me thinking, since Alderman Joe Moore is now the Mayor’s supporter – who is going to be the next Joe Moore? Anyone who watched the political landscape over the last 20 years of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s tenure knew to lean in... Read more »

The Undercard No More -- Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza

With the local media fixated on each of Rahm Emanuel’s first 30 days, it becomes easy to forget that two other city-wide elected officials settled into their digs in City Hall a month ago as well. City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, who after a successful ballot challenge found herself being the last candidate standing, returned to... Read more »