Michael Volpe

Web Site: http://blog.chicagoelections2011.com


Suffredin Warns Vote on ICE Detainer Amendment Still Weeks Away

February 22, 2012
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Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin warned that delays by the county board in reconsidering a decision to ignore ICE detainers are putting dangerous criminals back on the street.
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Cook County Board Takes Aim at ICE

February 10, 2012

After releasing a man with an ICE detainer, and a hit and run being blamed on the man afterwards, Cook County is rethinking its policy of ignoring ICE detainers.
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Fritchey, Tobolski Propose Ordinance In Aftermath of Morgue Scandal

February 2, 2012
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A scandal at the Cook County morgue over the storage of bodies is leading to legislation to limit the appointment of the county medical examiner.
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Anticipated Cook County Board Meeting Delayed

January 24, 2012

A key meeting of the Cook County Board’s Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations Committee has been postponed. The hearing was scheduled for this Thursday morning and was to hold public hearings on the controversial ordinance which effectively bars Cook County from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers. The hearing would have paved the way...
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Arena Weighs in on Redistricting Vote

January 21, 2012
Arena Weighs in on Redistricting Vote

Forty Fifth Ward Alderman John Arena was one of eight alderman to vote against the compromise map. He recently released this statement to constituents, “I voted against this map. While the 45th Ward boundaries were not the most dramatically affected by the adopted map, I cannot support a map with such significant deviations from the...
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Reactions Come in to Vote on Redistricting

January 20, 2012
Reactions Come in to Vote on Redistricting

James Cappleman, Alderman in the 46th, was one of 41 Aldermen to vote for the last minute compromise map. Here’s the statement he just released to supporters, “Today I voted yes for the ‘For A Better Chicago’ remap of the 50 wards in the City of Chicago. The 41 ‘yes’ votes in City Council...
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Local Citizen Activist Submits Hopeless but Utopian Map

January 19, 2012
Local Citizen Activist Submits Hopeless but Utopian Map

    Enrique Perez, the former Aldermanic candidate in 2011 for the 2nd Ward, is crying foul over the process for redistricting all while submitting his own map in a desperate stunt that has no hope of succeeding. Enrique Perez is part of a growing pattern emerging in the 2012 redistricting battle in Chicago. It’s...
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Smith Says Keep Lincoln Park Whole

January 12, 2012
Smith Says Keep Lincoln Park Whole

Speaking in front of an overflowing crowd, 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith was clear and unequivocal, Lincoln Park must be protected and kept whole in any new redistricting map. Smith made her comments in front of a very friendly audience at DePaul University, currently in the 43rd Ward. It was the first of a...
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St. Andrew’s 3rd Annual Indoor Winter Food Fest

January 6, 2012

Here are the details from Alderman Harry Osterman’s office, 48th Ward,   St. Andrew’s 3rd Annual Indoor Winter Food Fest, 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL.  Saturday January 28, 2012 from 3 – 8 pm and Sunday January 29, 2012 from 12 pm – 4 pm If you have enjoyed our annual Festival in...
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Waguespack to Host Remap Townhall

January 6, 2012
Waguespack to Host Remap Townhall

The office of 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack will host a town hall on the upcoming redrawn aldermanic map. The details are below.   The next public hearing on citywide redistricting will be on Wednesday, January 11, at 6:00 p.m. at DePaul University’s Cortelyou Commons located at 2324 N. Fremont Street (MAP). Metered parking is generally...
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