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Monday, November 28, 2022

Last day of petition filing #Ward09

 Today, Lori Lightfoot has filed her papers to run for a second term as Mayor. [VIDEO]

I'll eventually update the 2023 elections page with all candidates that have filed petitions to run against Mayor Lightfoot for the city's top job. In addition these candidates have filed for Alderman of Ward 9.
  • Cleopatra Draper
  • Alderman Anthony A. Beale
  • Sonya Thompson Dorsey
  • Cameron M. Barnes
Also bear in mind these petitions will be challenged so this field or for any office in the city for next year will change and we will know for sure who will be on the ballot in February. Those who were able to file for office have done so.

As a reminder here is the ward 9 map from 2023 onwards

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Ray Lopez drops out of mayoral race #Ward09


[VIDEO] Over the summer he had been one of the first candidates to announce his run for the mayor's office. Yesterday he had dropped out of the race stating that a crowded field could help Lori Lightfoot get a second term as Chicago Mayor. Well while I could be disappointed that's he's dropping out, he is running for re-election as Ward 15 Alderman and well it'll have to be another candidate who could potentially defeat Mayor Lightfoot.

Earlier this month Congressman Chuy Garcia announced another run for Mayor.

Meanwhile this week candidates seeking an elected office in Chicago have started filing their petitions. You can check out them out here at the Chicago Board of Elections. 

These two candidates are running for Alderman of Ward 9. Ald. Anthony Beale is running for re-election and so far Cleopatra Draper has filed to run against him. Time to start that Ward 9 elections page.

Also I see also on the ballot next year in 2022 is three positions in 22 Chicago Police Districts around the city. I'm sorry but had no idea about this, when did this start? Anyone reading this blog running for a seat on the Chicago Police District council?

BTW, I wish I could create an iniative no more of this alderperson junk. Let's just change the job title of Chicago alderman. Find something that is "gender neutral" and a bit more logical to say...can't get used to it! 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

November 19 - Willie Wilson Foundation Gas Giveaway

 The gas giveaway takes place November 19, 2022 starting a 7:00 AM providing $50 of gas per car until funds are exhausted. I will share a tweet that will have all listed locations throughout the city and suburbs including locations in northwest Indiana. If you want updated information check Willie Wilson's facebook & twitter pages

Half-off sale at the soon to close Englewood Whole Foods Market

 Starting on Friday there is a half-off sale at the soon to close Whole Foods Market Englewood store. The store is scheduled to close for business on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. The closing was announced earlier in the spring after being in business since Fall 2016.

According to the Sun-Times some customers are lamenting the loss of this store located in Englewood's former business district 63rd & Halsted Streets. Also those who are working there were offered transfers to other locations, when the store opened in 2016 they hired 100 people to work there many of whom live in the community.

Of course here's a silver lining, the store's closing has inspired a community garden in Englewood.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Happy Veteran's Day #Devotion

 To all veterans out there, thank you for your service to the United States of America.

I want to share with you all this movie Devotion which will be released November 23, 2022 according to the movie's website. It chronicles the life of Korean War naval aviator ENS. Jesse Brown who unfortunately lost his life during that conflict. Perhaps some of you will go to the Chatham 14 Theaters to watch this movie. [VIDEO]

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Crain's: Who's running for Mayor of Chicago next year

 It's in the news that Congressman Chuy Garcia is throwing his hat in the ring against Mayor Lori Lightfoot next year. Remember that in 2015 he lost a runoff to them Mayor Rahm Emanuel. So he's the latest to thrown his hat in the ring against the vulnerable lightfoot.

Meanwhile, Crain's has a list of candidates who have announced and a list of possible candidates and then a list of those who will NOT be running. At least we got through those midterms this past Tuesday.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

WGN: One-on-One with Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans


[VIDEO] He speaks with WGN anchor Micah Materre. Here is the description for this 6 mins chat

WGN anchor Micah Materre talks with Chief Cook co. Circuit Judge Timothy Evans about the SAFE-T ACT, bail reform and changing the juvenile justice system to put young people on the path to success.

Judge Evans is also on the ballot for retention to another 10 years on the Cook County Courts. Election day is November 8th.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

CBS Chicago: This is the longest weekend of the year


[VIDEO] Turn your clocks back one hour this weekend, Daylight Savings Time will end at 2 AM in the wee hours of Sunday Morning. Of course we fall back and gain an hour which is how WBBM-TV meteorologist Laura Bannon explains makes this particular weekend the longest weekend of the year.

Turn your clocks back an hour today for the time adjustment on Sunday. And have a good one today, it's a bit windy and wet today!

Friday, November 4, 2022

ABC 7 Chicago: Chicago's 'Donut King' celebrates 50 years on South Side


[VIDEO] Anytime I see anything on Old Fashioned Donuts located in the "Roseland Business Strip" at 11248 S Michigan Ave I always say I want to go get some donuts from there. Here's a story WLS-TV did on the local longtime neighborhood food establishment. It's great to see Burritt Bulloch who is the owner still working hard with family at this donut establishment.

Perhaps at a nearby polling place donuts will be served to election judges and voters in Tuesday's election.