Posts Tagged ‘ John Fritchey ’

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 3: No Opposition

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October 19, 2012

There is no opposition to local Democrats. Who is responsible for this? Not Williams. The Democrats? Well we'll look a bit more into that in a moment. No, it is time to look across the aisle. The Republican party is responsible for finding candidates and in the case of this neighborhood they are falling flat...
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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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Awol: Our County Leaders When Cuts Are Discussed

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February 28, 2012

Greg Hinz at Crain’s Chicago Business has the story of what happened when Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey put forward a proposal to merge the County Clerk and the County Recorder of Deeds. Merging the two could save the county $1 million a year Hinz reports. But the idea is having a tough time...
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Fritchey Withdraws From 32nd Ward Committeeman Race

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February 16, 2012

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey released a press release on in which he announced he was withdrawing from the 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman race. The announcement left the field open to challenger and Fritchey opponent Alderman Scott Waguespack. The Sun-Times says the announcement makes Fritchey the first casualty of the ward remap.
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Cook County to Begin Redistricting

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February 13, 2012

Cook County Commissioners Debra Sims (D) and Peter Silvestri (R) will head up the county effort to redistrict the 17 county districts. “I have heard a lot from my constituents,” Commissioner John Fritchey told the Times of North West Indiana. “A lot of Chicagoans are discouraged by the process.” However Sims and Silvestri promised...
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Cook County Board Takes Aim at ICE

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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

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February 2, 2012
Fritchey pix

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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Local campaign fund raising- Part 2

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January 30, 2012

A Bulldog study found area politicians are able to raise and maintain political campaign chests totaling millions of dollars, with some candidate going into debt to win races and other candidates losing, but maintaining campaign funds.
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