Alderman

Avoiding a Greater Evil : Newspapers Endorse Incumbent in the 44th Ward

Feb
11

Interesting endorsement for alderman (44th Ward) coming out of the Chicago Sun-Times. They begin:

What matters most in this election is to preserve a political counterweight to the Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, as they continue their aggressive redevelopment of Wrigley Field and nearby streets.

They then go on to endorse the incumbent, Tom Tunney, pretty much for the same reason I'm voting for him (i.e. "preserve a political counterweight"). Ditto for the Trib.

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Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward) Welcoming Guests at YCL Event

May
25

Alderman Tom Tunney welcoming guests at the Young Chicago Lakefront Annual Mtg. & Elections Party held at Trader Todd's on May 19.

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2nd Debate at the Riverview Tavern in Chicago

Oct
07



All you had to do was turn off the audio and look at the difference between the two contestants to know who won this one.

It was raining cats and dogs and still the 32nd Ward Dems had a great turnout. After the debate, State Rep John Fritchey, who'd been through a long legislative day, got up and added a personal note about his friendship with Obama in Springfield.

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