Showing posts with label Mayor's Race. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mayor's Race. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sorry, the only thing worse than Mayor Beetlejuice would be a Mayor Vallas

From 2nd City Coppers

Vallas for Mayor?

Is this guy running again?

Sure looks like it.

The guy really gets into telling you how dumb you are and how smart he is. WTF. 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

I hate it when women fight

Mayoral campaign ended nearly five months ago — but Lightfoot-Preckwinkle battle rages on
Lightfoot ripped into Preckwinkle for rebuffing her efforts to work together, saying “a lot of that is up to her.” But Preckwinkle fired back that she has sought to meet with Lightfoot and her top cop to discuss Chicago’s street violence, but to no avail.

By Rachel Hinton and Michael Sneed Aug 30, 2019, 2:37pm CDT

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, left, in March; Mayor Lori Lightfoot, right, on Friday. File Photos. Sun-Times photos by Colin Boyle and Rich Hein
Mayor Lori Lightfoot may have her first 100 days and her initial “State of the City” address under her belt, but former mayoral rival Toni Preckwinkle is still getting under her skin.

The bad blood between the mayor and the Cook County Board president boiled over yet again on Friday in Lightfoot’s meeting with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board — and Preckwinkle showed

Monday, July 29, 2019

Now is the time.....Jerry Joyce for Cook County State's Attorney


Jerry had a very respectable tally considering it was his first campaign. Such a showing suggest that the electorate likes the qualities possessed by a sensible, hard-working family man. Jerry has a very bright future if he chooses to pursue public service. May I suggest that he be a candidate for the office of Cook County State's Attorney in 2020. It's time to restore the rule of law and order. Jerry will represent the interest of the citizens.


Jeremiah Joyce Jr. for State's Attorney 

Jeremiah Joyce, (left)  a Daley clout-heavy O'Hare Airport concessionaire gives testimony at the City Council's Aviation Committee meeting, Thursday, July 21, 2011. Right is former States Attorney, Dick Devine.  *** MANDATORY CREDIT: Photo Courtesy, Bill Cameron, WLS AM890.  ***
Jeremiah Joyce Jr., a former Cook County assistant state’s attorney, sold himself as the 'law-and-order' candidate. The only candidate without baggage. The only candidate that makes

Saturday, June 1, 2019

This is getting old already

mixed up priorities after only 2 weeks

The mayor should be more concerned about the carnage last weekend, when 5 people died and 38 people were wounded.  What is she doing about that? 

Lightfoot: Letter being sent to ask Ald. Burke to resign

CHICAGO (AP) - The new mayor of Chicago who has promised to rid City Hall of corruption said Friday that her office would be sending a letter to a longtime alderman asking him to step down amid federal charges.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot's comments followed her less formal request Thursday for Alderman Edward M. Burke to resign. She questions whether the 50-year veteran of the City Council, one of the most powerful and longest-serving aldermen in Chicago's history, can effectively represent his ward while under indictment on racketeering and other charges.

"No one can serve with integrity and deliver to his constituents with these types of allegations hovering over him," Lightfoot said at a news conference Friday. "We have got to set the standard, which is why I believe it's important for Alderman Burke to resign. We will be sending him a letter ... to memorialize that request."

Also, I don't like the mayor repeatedly kicking a man when he is down. In this country, defendants are given an opportunity to defend themselves before being punished. Enough of this lynch mob mentality. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Was any of this necessary?

Lightfoot bests Burke in early City Council skirmish

It’s not the first time Lightfoot has squared off against her political nemesis. But now, the tables have turned.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t just survive the first test of her City Council muscle.
She humiliated and obliterated her political arch-rival in the process. And it was

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Mayor Lightfoot

From 2d City Copper

She destroyed Prickwrinkle, 75% to 25% (give or take a little bit).

With the lowest voter turnout in recent memory - 30%?

That's hardly a mandate (pun not intended).

Why Toni the Taxer got her ass kicked so bad?

  • Her association with Kim Foxx
  • Her association with Ed Burke
  • Her sponsorship of the Soda-Pop tax
That's it. Any one of those items are fatal to a political career. She was playing with dynamite all along and not one of her highly-paid advisors would tell her. 

The only issue remaining is does she resign now or try to complete her term as president of the Cook County Board? She won't complete the term as she has a problem. You read it here. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

More Bill Daley BS trying to deflect

There seems to be more BS coming from Bill Daley, intended to blame Jerry Joyce for the Daley loss. I want to lay out the reasons Bill Daley lost. Hopefully, this will be the end of it. 

  • You ran a horrible campaign
  • In your arrogance, you suggested the Dan Ryan (named after a 19th Warder) expressway be renamed after Obama, because he was so great. (an opinion that many would disagree with)
  • It was your handiwork that crafted NAFTA which went on the gut American industry and jobs

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Deadbeat or Negligent? It's one or the other.

Why was Lightfoot hit with liens for unpaid taxes? We need a better explanation

Lori Lightfoot. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

By Michael Sneed
@Sneedlings | email

Lien and learn . . .

Mayoral hopeful Lori Lightfoot, who could be responsible for the city budget’s billions, has had two tax liens filed against her in two different states.

It raises a few questions.

One was in California and the other in Illinois.

One is for $1,288, while the other amounts to $1,324.

It may sound petty to some, but not to others.

Her critics may wonder how does someone of her means not pay her taxes? Or how can we expect her to handle a budget of billions of dollars — not only when she has no experience doing so — but has also had tax liens — albeit small ones — placed against her for her own personal taxes?

If she can’t stay on top of a relatively small amount of money, how will she handle the city budget?

Here is the response from Lightfoot’s campaign spokesman, Nadia Perl:

“Both debts have been repaid. Several years ago, Lightfoot contested the amount owed to the California Franchise Tax Board, so the payment was delayed.

“The lien resulted from the delay. The two sides agreed to a resolution and Lightfoot paid what she owed.”

As for the more recent lien, Perl said:

“The 2014 Illinois Department of Employment Security lien resulted from additional taxes owed while employing a babysitter. Lightfoot paid what she owed. Neither lien impacts Lightfoot’s professional licensing.”

Perl did not respond to followup questions seeking more details on how both debts got to the point that liens were filed.

I don’t doubt that she paid the debts eventually. But the whole reason tax liens are filed in the first place is that her taxes weren’t paid in a timely fashion.

Lightfoot owes the public a fuller explanation.

Friday, March 15, 2019

"Game Changer"

Lightfoot picks up crucial 19th Ward support: O’Shea dubs her ‘straight-shooter’

Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, left, in February. File Photo.| Rich Hein/Sun-Times; Ald. Matt O'Shea, right, in 2012. Sun-Times File Photo.

By Fran Spielman
@fspielman | email

Lori Lightfoot’s effort to expand her base beyond the North Side and north lakefront into white ethnic neighborhoods dominated by police officers and firefighters took a giant step forward Thursday with the endorsement of 19th Ward Committeeman Matt O’Shea.

On Feb. 26, the 19th Ward led the city with a 55.8 percent turnout that was 20 percentage points higher than the city at large. Mayoral candidate Jerry Joyce came roaring out of that ward — where he lives — with 9,098 votes. Bill Daley was a distant second with 2,087 votes. Lightfoot finished fourth with 1,702 votes, just ahead of Toni Preckwinkle at 1,629.

Now Ald. O’Shea is endorsing Lightfoot, setting the stage for Joyce to do the same. Sources said

Monday, March 11, 2019

Race Card

the practice of race-baiting works for her.....sickening

as Mr. Willie Wilson says...she should be in jail

Preckwinkle: ‘race-based’ inequity in treatment of Schock, Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., speaks to reporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago on Wednesday morning,. He agreed to repay tens of thousands of dollars in taxes and to campaign committees in exchange for prosecutors dismissing his felony corruption case. | Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times By Fran Spielman
Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday pointed to the stunning deal that likely will end the

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Hey Bill, it's time to put your big boy pants on.

has problems with admitting fault
I saw todays Tribune article, written at Bill Daley's behest, blaming Joyce for being a spoiler and suggesting Joyce ran only for the purpose of splitting the ethnic vote. 
Memo to Bill Daley, its time to put your big boy pants on. You ran a bad campaign. You failed to show up at many debates and even stopped running TV ads with 5 days to go. You didn't even try to work things out with Joyce're a Daley or is it because you have an arrogant opinion of yourself.

Either way, look in the mirror and blame yourself. Your campaign was shit. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Mayoral Candidate Jerry Joyce

Has an advanced understanding of what it takes to restore law and order.