This is odd, even for Ald. Shiller's email blasts, which frequently ignore local events in favor of those at UIC or O'Hare.
In the one sent out Monday, she promotes a Kids Trick or Treat Event, which takes place "in the heart of Andersonville's Commercial District." Now, maybe we're just naive, but that appears to also be the heart of Ald. Mary Ann Smith's ward.
A little tutorial for the 46th Ward Service Office: There's a Kids Trick or Treat Event right here in the heart of Uptown, just a couple blocks from your office. It's not new either - it's the 11th Annual Buena Park Neighbors Monitored Trick or Treat. It's free. It's fun. And it's local, right here in Uptown, right here in the 46th Ward. No TIF funds involved, just volunteers and residents giving selflessly to the community. Why not support that? It's something to be proud of.