via Sun Times
The state's central committee approved a motion encouraging Bob Kjellander to resign as an Illinois member of the Republican National Committee based primarily on a ''loss of confidence of leadership,'' GOP leader Andy McKenna said.Nothing right either; and that's reason enough to resign.
Kjellander, afterward, immediately dismissed any suggestion that he vacate the four-year post he was elected to by delegates to a state convention in 2004. He said he intends to serve his term, which expires in 2008.
''The reason I'm not resigning is because I have done absolutely nothing wrong,'' Kjellander said.
via UK Times
They figure out what we in Illinois have long known: Obama's charm lost on America's black activists.
Civil rights leaders who have dominated black politics for much of the past two decades have pointedly failed to embrace the 45-year-old Illinois senator who is considering a bid to become America’s first black president.via Arlene Jones for 37th Ward Alderman A grocer's brutal murder causes Jones to rethink her position on guns.
At a meeting of activists in New York last week, the Rev Jesse Jackson, the first black candidate to run for president, declined to endorse Obama. “Our focus right now is not on who’s running, because there are a number of allies running,” Jackson said.
The issue of public safety must be addresseed. The CAPs program doesn't work like it should and some people have a dumb campaign going on called "Stop Snitching".
Many people fear reprisal if they report crime and criminals to the police. I support the idea of a local witness protection program that can relocate people just like the federal goverment does.
Somebody knows who did this and we need to drop a dime on our criminal elements. Today the grocery store owner - tomorrow the homeowner?
I also feel that we need to revisit the ordinance that says you can't own or register a handgun in Chicago. I support citizens who underto training the right to have weapons in their homes. And judging from what I heard New Years Eve, there are a lot of them out there.
via AlderTrak Aldertrack links websites for candidates in all 50 wards. I can spend hours here. Some gems:
Carl Segvich running against Jimmy Balcer in the 11th quotes Plato: The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men – Plato
In the 37th, Tommy Abina wraps himself in the flag, and Percy Giles has a Revolutionary Platform.
William Banks in the 36th has a nice feed with latest news. Nick Sposato links the crime stats for the 36th at his site.
No one has a website in the 24th. May be not make political sense, but Lawndale is going to take off soon.
John Pope in the 10th has a nice site but not many links under the Press or Policy options (and why an empty link to demographics?) But it's a lot more webpage then his opponents are putting up here and here.
You don't see anyone touting SEIU endorsements on these sites. So it's a little mystifying to me on how this effort is playing out in the wards. Interesting because the challangers I've stumbled accross here talk about crime more then Big Box wages.