Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Whole Lotta Nothin' Goin' On

Wilson Yard, as seen today.


  1. Helen should really be proud of herself.

    Sears Tower
    August 1970, fully completed 1974

    Hoover Damn
    Construction began in 1931 and was completed in 1935

    Merchandise Mart
    Started in 1928, completed in 1931

    Wilson Yard

  2. who elected helen - how many votes from nursing homes? half way houses, sro's ? we got what we deserved, we didn't get voters out and helen spent a lot of money and daley man power. how many people didnt' vote .. almost 50% of those that could , didn't ..

  3. Yes but I bet if you challenged the votes cast she may have lost. I can't understand why Cappleman didn't. That's the problem with Chicago Politics nobody fights them and challenges them.

  4. I take it anonymous#2 would foot the legal bill for Cappleman to get a lawyer and challange the vote?

    I think James made the right choice, no need to further divide the hood, and waste money on a challenge.

  5. Hey, if you are going to win in Chicago politics you have to fight and I don't think it would divid the ward anymore if he went about it the right way.

    Yes I would contribute my share for him to do that.

  6. so what you are saying in effect that the non competent patients in nursing homes we taken advantaged by helens's people and the half house people were not residents of the 46th ward, only used for political purposes and others were "given incentives" to vote then helen really doesn't represent the voters of the 46th ward - now I understand by richie daley and arne duncan are so keen on giving people money, cars, etc to get their kids to school - you can buy anything and in helens case if you ain't cheap you don't get brought.

  7. At some point the Citizens of Chicago need to stand up against voter fraud and back room politics and require transparency from our elected officials. Everyone complains but no one wants to do anything about it.

  8. Has there been comment on the large piece of machinery that has been sitting on site for months. Who is paying for the monthly rental for that thing to sit there for show? Is this part of our TIF dollars at work?

  9. The election wasn't close enough to challenge.