Skip to comments.Boss Madigan, the feds and a massage parlor refocus Chicago’s campaign for mayor
Posted on 02/01/2019 8:17:05 PM PST by Libloather
Mendoza is a creature of Burke and Madigan, and shes also a close ally of Danny Solis. The alderman and companies founded by his sister dropped $140,000 in campaign cash on Mendoza. When Solis was heated up as a habitué of massage parlors and a helpmate to the FBI, Mendoza freaked.
Shes now trying to change the subject by shaking the angry ethics finger at Preckwinkle and at Daley.
In political terms, Mendoza kissed the hands of Mayor Rich Daley as if he were a fat pasha wearing a fez and smoking a hookah. But now shes ripping Daleys brother Bill as the architect of everything evil in Chicago politics. Has she been hit too many times in the head by soccer balls?
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Don't see it happening.
Dead man talkin’...
Chicago will yawn and elect Bill Daley.
Bath houses and massage parlors seem to be a staple of the political rarified atmosphere in Chicago. We have alcohol tax, cigarette tax, state-run gambling...where is the prostitution lobby to finally tax all sins?
The 99% Democrat city will never wake up until it is another Detroit. No one wins in this mayoral election except the crooks. Every government project in Chicago is totally corrupt. No bid contracts, family and friends creating shell companies, idiot relatives getting $100,000 no show jobs - it will all continue no matter who wins the election for the next mayor.
If Chicago’s Tribune John Kass really wants to do something he can start going back in the records and look up the old ward maps and compare them with the new ones. And see how the neighborhoods identity he has written about have been ripped to shreds
Whats not being looked at is how Chicago wards have been redistricted. Chicago has had neighborhoods divided to create Hispanicresidential sections going to Hispanic aldermanic and congressional (Gutierez) candidates and blacks going to black candidates.Which apparently is the result of the turnover in the Freddie and Fanny mortgage collapse.
Burkes ward ,14th, was originally known as Back of The Yards Once the home of the famous Chicago Stock Yards where most food processors along with employee demographics have since relocated. It was a compact area almost 10 plus mile square area composed mostly of single and 2 story frame and brick family dwellings mixed with scattered brick apartment units. Because of the construction, insurance rates varied and became known as the condemned as “redlining”. When the democrats also warily supported by the Bush 2 administration came up with the no 20% down mortgage removed. Areas in the ward dramatically changed in demographics. Many of those dwellings in the 80s and later in that era were going for $20 and 30Gs But when sold under those conditions went into disrepair or default.
Originally Burke’s 14th ward headquarters and palace was on 51st street just west of Damen Avenue. Todays palace is just off of Pulaski Road near the Madam Curie high school just off of Archer Avenue miles away.
His new ward now consists of areas carved from the 12th and 23rd wards miles from the original 14th That has had the effect of breaking up a contiguous geographic continuity and community identity.
Because the wards affected which are really like small towns have had sections broken up into areas where if a problem arises in a given section of street which has one way traffic only. It may be two way a block down because its in a different ward.
In a former section of the 23rd ward now the 14th ward in the Midway airport area, 2 patrons in a local bar along Archer avenue were heard complaining about rats in their garbage. They felt it was because of the delay in garbage collection. Also heard the same beef about street snow removal. It has also played hell on zoning and because of the disruption of jurisdictions with the administration of city services such as streets and sanitation which the alderman (salary $120.000 plus allocations on local projects) do oversee and have input over. Where that alleged zoning shakedown occurred was one of those areas.
Wasn’t Toni Preckwinkle involved somehow with Barry Soetoro?
I'm sure the ladies pay in some form or another.
I was going to say "Nobody gets a free ride in Chicago" but I stopped myself...
Preckwinkle’s a Marxist. See if there is a list of her affiliations at www.keywiki.org, under her name/page.
Great post! You are obviously a solid Soutsider. The neighborhood around Archer and Cicero is really changing and not for the better. If you remember there were many Polish places on Pulaski between 63rd and 55th - not no more. Even Gil Mart left.
In the 13th Ward - Drive down 65th and 63rd from Cicero to Central - Marty Quinn signs popping up everywhere. Is he in trouble?
see post 6 I reworked the piece because I felt it didn’t go into how and what the dems are doing by their ward remapping also what caused it. If you can post that in the state page please do. Thanks
Correction that’s not 10 miles it’s around 10 city blocks.
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