Monday, August 2, 2010
Ald. Shiller Will Not Run For Re-Election
"An alderman no more. After a long guessing game among enemies and allies alike, Helen Shiller is hanging it up. Shiller, who has represented Uptown's 46th Ward since 1987, tells me she will not run for re-election." Read the entire article here.
It's the end of an era in Uptown, one that started before Richard M. Daley became mayor. Let the [guessing] games begin!
Update: Readers are discussing getting together tonight for a drink. Check out the comments. Our vote is Driftwood, which never donated money to any aldermanic shakedowns (well, that we know about).
Update 2: More media weighs in: Chicagoist. CBS2. NBC5.
Update 3: Anyone who wants to react to the news, by partying hearty OR by crying in your beer, c'mon over to Driftwood (Montrose just west of Broadway) at 7pm tonight. Not UU-organized, but an unofficial reaction suggested by readers.
Update 4: CBS2 has interviewed at least one resident for a story on the 5pm and 10pm newscasts. NBC5 may also be doing a reaction story this evening.
Update 5: James Cappleman has issued a press release in reaction to Ald. Shiller's announcement. Don Nowotny sent out an email blast, but it's non-linkable (now quoted in its entirety in the comments). Molly Phelan has weighed in.