Sniping Continues Between Fritchey and Waguespack
is reporting of new sniping between John Fritchey and Scott Waguespack. Both are competing for 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman. Waguespack is the incumbent Alderman in the ward while Fritchey is the incumbent Democratic Committeeman, along with <A NAME="redirect">
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According to the report, Fritchey recently criticized Waguespack for going along with the budget of new mayor Rahm Emanuel because that budget included the closure of the local police station, the 13th District at 937 N. Wood St.
A movement has already started to try and save the police station
. According to the site, "We are fortunate to be part of a vibrant and improving neighborhood, but we border areas of the city which are dangerous. Drive by shootings, muggings, rapes, burglaries and graffiti is all around.
"This Station services a large area of the city. Closing this station will lead to a decay of our community, our property values and safety. The physical structure and strong police presence of Police in our neighborhood has been a beacon of safety to our neighborhoods."
The Democratic Committeeman in the 32nd Ward is a very lucrative and powerful position. Responsible for getting out Democratic voters, the 32nd Ward has traditionally been home to a ripe number of potential Democratic voters.
*** Updated 11/29/2011 @ 12.50P. A clarification: Commissioner Fritchey represents the 12th Cook County District. The district includes substantial areas outside of Ravenswood on the North Side. Maps of the districts can be found on line
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