Michael Volpe

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


Petitions Questioned and Candidate Out in 47?

December 23, 2011

The Chicago New Cooperative has the latest from the Committee race in 47 for the Democrats. Some petitions are being questioned for Paul Coffey while Paul Rosenfeld, endorsed by Ameya Pawar, appears on his way out of the race.
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John Curry: Candidate for Republican Committeeman in 32

December 22, 2011
John Curry: Candidate for Republican Committeeman in 32

  Ever since William Hale Thompson, possibly the most corrupt politician in America’s history, ended his term as Mayor of Chicago in 1931, Republicans have become nothing more than an afterthought in the city. As political junkies and insiders prepare for several interesting committeeman races among Democrats, including one in 32, the Republican races...
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Preckwinkle Endorses Fritchey for Committeeman in 32

December 17, 2011
Preckwinkle Endorses Fritchey for Committeeman in 32

It looks like Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey has received a coveted endorsement in his race for 32nd Ward Committeeman against 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack. That endorsement comes from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The Chicago News Cooperative broke the story. “Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle endorsed incumbent John Fritchey for...
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Force Tryouts

December 14, 2011
Force Tryouts

The Chicago Force, the women’s professional football team in Chicago, will be holding more open tryouts. The next round of tryouts will be held on Saturday December 17th at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue in Evanston. The tryouts will go from 1-3PM but participants are asked to come by 12:45PM. The Force...
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Sheriff’s Office Mum on Prior Spokesperson’s Controversial Statements

December 8, 2011
Sheriff’s Office Mum on Prior Spokesperson’s Controversial Statements

The Cook County Sheriff’s department refused repeated attempts by the Welles Park Bulldog to confirm or deny several very provocative comments by Steve Patterson, who was the official spokesperson for the department until November 2011. Patterson made it clear that the Sheriff’s Department did NOT support a very controversial ordinance passed by the Cook...
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Sniping Continues Between Fritchey and Waguespack

November 23, 2011
Sniping Continues Between Fritchey and Waguespack

Examiner 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”>Ravenswood 12th District </A>Cook County Commissioner. According to the report, Fritchey recently criticized Waguespack for going along...
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Cappleman To Hold Master Plan Town Hall Event

November 22, 2011
Cappleman To Hold Master Plan Town Hall Event

For months, 46th Ward Alderman James Cappleman has been taking suggestions, working out plans, and releasing details of his ward master plan. He’s released this master plan in sections: sanitations, police, education, TIF’s, economic development, etc. Now, in an email to constituents, Cappleman says, “This master plan will be used as a guide to the...
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Waguespack Makes it Official

November 22, 2011
Waguespack Makes it Official

Multiple media are reporting that Scott Waguespack officially announced his run for 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman where he’ll face another heavyweight in Ravenswood Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey. The election is next March 20 and Welles Park Bulldog will provide extensive coverage of all local committeemen races.
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Gainer Proposes Divestment from Iran in County Pension Funds

November 16, 2011
Gainer Proposes Divestment from Iran in County Pension Funds

North Side Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer introduced a resolution at the Cook County Board Meeting yesterday that would divest the Cook County pension fund of any investment with any company that also does business with Iran. According to the legislation, the resolution states, “The Cook County Board of Commissioners calls upon the Cook...
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Force Tryouts

November 14, 2011
Force Tryouts

Tryouts for the Women’s Professional Football team the Chicago Force will be held this and next month. The next open tryout will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. It will be held on November 17th, 2011. It will be held from 3-6PM though those trying out are instructed...
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