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Preckwinkle Announces Candidacy

Sep
20

Standing room only at today's announcement.

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Chuy at the UIC Forum

Apr
07

Stayed till the results came in. Then jumped on the #8 for ride home. See larger photo...

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Chuy Garcia - Brother Louie Song

Mar
27

Top of the Charts:

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Preparing the Way

Mar
22

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Pretty dumb NYT article title: "Chicago Mayor’s Race Is Cast as a Test of Liberalism".

Fact is, a Chuy victory is pretty much a long shot (though one I'd like to see). Long-shots are no test of nothin' -- except maybe preparing the way for some future narrative along the lines of "Big Liberal Defeat, blah, blah, blah..."

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2 Investigators: Food Cart Dangers

Aug
20

Alderman Foodtruck had a dream:

At the end of last year, I wrote a three-item wish list of things I’d like to see in 2010. My first wish: to see food trucks operating on the streets of Chicago.

Reporters from WBBM go out and have a look:

There's absolutely no city regulation or inspection of food carts in Chicago. So is it safe to eat from these carts?

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Salmonella on Wheels (Chicago Style)

May
13

If you've been following Alderman Scott Waguespack the past couple of days, you'll notice that his new pet project is allowing trucks to serve food on the streets of Chicago. How this is supposed to improve neighborhood conditions is beyond me since basically these meals-on-wheels merchants will be competing with small businesses, namely traditional restaurants, that have far more fixed roots in the community -- for all the obvious reasons.

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Chicago, Here's Your Guide to Brizard

Apr
24

Not exactly the best report card from his previous gig for Rahm Emanuel's new pick to head CPS.

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More on Mr. Tourettes

Feb
16

I get the feeling Rahm only reserves foul language for those below him. 'Speaking truth to power' on the other hand, doesn't seem to be one of his characteristics.

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Mr. Tough Guy

Feb
14

I'm just so tired of this tough guy business. Here we go again -- this time from an account of a mayoral forum sponsored by the City Club of Chicago:

Temperament was also mentioned--from how the candidates feel the mayor should behave to their behavior on the campaign trail.

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Mayor Rahm

Jan
27

If you thought Daley was great, you'll love Rahm. Conventional wisdom and the morality of a banker, all hiding behind a thin veneer of supposed 'toughness'. You'll notice on his website that he's hijacked the font and color scheme of the Obama Campaign but nowhere on that site will you see the words 'Change we can believe in'.

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