Posts Tagged ‘ John Cullerton ’

Part 4: Pride and Subversion

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October 20, 2012

The 47th Ward was the last ward in the city to elect an acknowledged Republican as alderman. It should have a strong Republican Party. What we do know is that the 47th Ward Republican party named Democratic poll judges, did not make an effort to recruit candidates for election and did not participate in party building, according to...
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Part 2: Subversion of the System

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October 18, 2012

Ill. Senate Pres. John Cullerton represents most of Ravenswood. But you wouldn't know it as he doesn't associate with his constituents, rarely meeting them at community events. This election he is running unopposed as the Republican challenger was removed from the ballot.
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Ronen Become Unacknowledged Elephant in Room for 14th District Race

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March 18, 2012
Paula Basta, 14th District candidate for State House

The 14th Dist Primary race is coming down to continuing concerns over charges made against ward boss Carol Ronen
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Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny

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March 17, 2012
Chicago Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny Chicago’s 56th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Ravenswood resident, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, welcomed Irish Taoiseach (the Irish word for prime minister) Enda Kenny to this year’s festivities in honor the patron saint of Ireland, Patrick.  Tens of thousands of Chicagoans celebrated the warmest St. Patrick’s...
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LSC Review Gets Bulldog in Conflict With Schools (long)

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March 1, 2012
The Chicago Public Schools will be holding a public meeting to discuss the budget at Lane Tech High School, August 17 starting at 6 PM

Chicago Public Schools say they acted in the interest of protecting candidates privacy when they changed a policy of allowing access to nominating papers of persons seeking office in Local School Councils.
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CPS to Restrict Access to LSC Election Records (short)

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March 1, 2012
McPherson Elementary

Schools fail to follow rules, then change policy to prevent press from further investigation
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Trib analysis says Cullerton influence possible in 7 U of I admissions

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February 25, 2012
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The Chicago Tribune, in what it calls a broad analysis of political influence used to boost the admission prospects of connected University of Illinois applicants, has identified seven students it said benefited when Ill. Sen. President John Cullerton championed their application. “Cullerton asked about a relative of real estate broker and lawyer Steven Samuels,”...
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Brady Calls on Cullerton to Oppose Flider Appt.

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February 20, 2012

The Welles Park Bulldog is frequently asked to cover issues outside its North Side area. We just say no. So, it comes as no surprise that we were unaware of Former Ill. Rep. Bob Flider’s appointment by Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn to be Director of the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Neither agriculture nor Flider...
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Cullerton Quietly Backing Preckwinkle For Governor?

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February 20, 2012

You may have seen the rumors put into print by Carol Marin that legislative leaders including Ill. Sen. President John Cullerton were encouraging Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to run for Governor in two years. Cullerton is noted as telling the Capitol Fax Blog that the rumor isn’t true. “How should Quinn readt...
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Cullerton to Appear Before Chicago Crowd Saturday

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February 17, 2012

Imagine being a legislator who is so secure that he has blown off any real town hall meetings with his constituents for years. The face that comes to mind should be Illinois Senate President and Ravenswood Manor resident John Cullerton. But fear not, Cullerton will be making a Chicago appearance this weekend when he...
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