Posts tagged "Rahm Emanuel"

With the mess of sweetheart deals coming to light—what will Mayor Daley’s legacy be?

With the mess of sweetheart deals coming to light—what will Mayor Daley’s legacy be?
Mayor Daley:  Do you care what Chicagoans think of you?  Do you care that Chicagoans feel like you screwed us over? Do you feel guilt?  Or do you giggle?  Or do you think you deserved it?  These are some of the questions that go through my mind when I read Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune detailing another... Read more »

Pat Quinn should take a lesson from Rahm Emanuel to keep Illinois businesses in Illinois

Pat Quinn should take a lesson from Rahm Emanuel to keep Illinois businesses in Illinois
Jeff Smisek announces United’s agreement to bring more workers to Chicago with Rahm Emanuel watching over in the background. Photo courtesy of Chris Walker and ChicagoTribune. Pat Quinn, please meet Rahm Emanuel. In case you didn’t know Governor Quinn, Rahm Emanuel was just elected mayor of the city of Chicago. You both find yourselves in... Read more »

Pat Quinn doles out over $230 million in tax breaks to big business, putting more burden on individual Illinois taxpayers

Pat Quinn doles out over $230 million in tax breaks to big business, putting more burden on individual Illinois taxpayers
Another Illinois company has threatened to leave to state because of Governor Quinn’s tax increase.  Over the last six months, our state’s giant companies, including, Caterpillar, Sears Holdings, Motorola Mobility, and Navistar International, all threatened to leave the state because the corporate tax increase would cost the companies millions more to do business in Illinois. ... Read more »
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Is a casino coming to Trump Tower? Illinois senate passes casino expansion bill

Is a casino coming to Trump Tower?  Illinois senate passes casino expansion bill
Is a casino coming to Chicago? If you want one on the shores of Lake Michigan, then contact Governor Quinn. Because the keys to a lakefront casino are in his hands. The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill that now sits on Governor Quinn’s desk that would allow a casino to be built in... Read more »

Meet Mayor Daley at City Hall between 1:00pm and 4:00pm today

Meet Mayor Daley at City Hall between 1:00pm and 4:00pm today
Mayor Daley is in the final stretch of his victory lap.  Today, between 1:00pm and 4:00pm, Mayor Daley will hold an open house in his 5th floor City Hall office.  Mayor Daley will open the doors to his office to shake hands with everyday people, along with Chicago’s political elite. This is part of his farewell... Read more »

Mayor Daley spends $18 million in taxpayer money a year on people who don't work

Mayor Daley spends $18 million in taxpayer money a year on people who don't work
There is wasteful spending in the city budget- and I’m not talking about Chicago Police officers who abandon their posts to have sex with women while they should be on duty. Last week, the city’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson found $18 million that could easily be trimmed from the budget. The city of Chicago employs... Read more »
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Reverse Racism: Would someone please pull Danny Davis into the 21st century

Reverse Racism: Would someone please pull Danny Davis into the 21st century
Danny Davis needs to move into the 21st Century. As the election returns come in Tuesday night, I am proud of Chicago voters for rejecting the outdated dogma preached by Chicago’s “black leaders.” It’s 2011. In this day and age, Danny Davis attempted to shame black people into voting for Carol Moseley Braun solely because... Read more »

The reasons why I voted for Rahm Emanuel

The reasons why I voted for Rahm Emanuel
Today, I voted for Rahm Emanuel for Mayor. Feel free to disagree- if you do, please make certain you disagree in a voting booth, rather than solely via an email or a comment. When Rahm initially announced he was running, I was drawn to voting for him. I liked not only his experience, but the... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle on the issues

The Chicago Tribune’s editorial board asked Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle and Carol Moseley Braun questions pertaining to the most pressing issues facing our city. You can find all the questions and answers (the Tribune’s on-line page includes the answers from Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins and William Walls, III) here:  As of February 13,... Read more »
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Recent poll has Rahm Emanuel with 54% support; Moseley Braun comes in fourth

Recent poll has Rahm Emanuel with 54% support; Moseley Braun comes in fourth
A new poll done by Richard Day Research for ABC7 has Rahm Emanuel over the magical 50% mark, claiming 54% support of those surveyed. Recent internal polling from the campaigns showed Gery Chico leapfrogging Carol Moseley Braun, but this latest poll shows Carol Moseley Braun falling to last place with the support of 6% of those... Read more »