Monthly Archives: March 2015

CN March 26, 2015 Part 2

] With so much attention focused on the mayoral race, it can be easy to forget that there are eighteen smaller runoffs being held in Chicago Wards. Some of them seem to be foregone conclusions, but in nearly half of these … Continue reading

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CN March 26, 2015, Part 1

What happens when you fill the table with panelists who’ve been around a while? veterans of the Harold Washington years? These are people who love and breathe politics, and you get a surprisingly balanced view. Right off the bat: Can … Continue reading

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CN March 19, 2015, Part 2

Think the Rahm/Chuy race is the only show in town? There’s exciting action in many of the heated ward runoffs. Miguel de Valle, who was himself a mayoral candidate only 4 years ago and has for years been a progressive voice … Continue reading

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CN March 19, 2015 Part 1

  Rahm Emanuel did the right thing. “The the reality is those schools should have been closed,” says Chicago Defender Executive Editor Kai El’ Zabar. “If you had gone in and seen the circumstances and the situations people were working … Continue reading

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CN March 12, 2015, Part 2

  On today’s Chicago Newsroom Part 2, the aldermanic runoffs, we take on Wards 2, 7, 45 an 46 with Aldertrack’s Mike Fourcher. Ward 2: Brian Hopkins and Alyx Pattison Fourcher describes Hopkins, former Chief of Staff to Cook County Commissioner … Continue reading

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CN March 12, 2015, Part one

  Article 8, section 5. “Membership in any pension or retirement system of the State, any unit of local government or school district, or any agency or instrumentality thereof, shall be an enforceable contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or … Continue reading

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CN March 5, 2015 Part 2

  On today’s “Part 2: the Runoffs”, we tackle Wards 11, 20, 24, and 33 with veteran journalists Ethan Michaeli and Glenn Reedus. Ward 11:  Daley-Thompson/Kozlar The grandson of Richard J. Daley, after a short stint at Water Reclamation, seeks … Continue reading

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CN March 5, 2015, part one

What happens now? If Rahm Emanuel is to move forward and win the runoff, where will he find the votes? Veteran reporter and political writer Glenn Reedus says the mayor’s especially focused on black Chicago. (3.50) “There are about 1 million … Continue reading

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