Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Traveling Candidates Roadshow

If you still haven't made up your mind on who to vote for, and you want to hear the candidates tell what they're about, they'll be making appearances at multiple venues around the ward from now until Election Day. If you can't make time for any of them, you're just not trying!

We've just become aware of two more opportunities to hear the candidates give their views:

On Wednesday, January 19th, from 6:30-8pm, Organization of the NorthEast (O.N.E.) and WBEZ will co-sponsor a candidate forum at Peoples Church, 941 W Lawrence, "to find out where candidates stand on issues of affordable housing, education, immigration rights, public safety, and supportive services."  Odette Yousef from Chicago Public Radio will be the moderator, and WBEZ is planning to broadcast the entire forum on its website the next day.

Then, from the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce's website:

"Monday, January 24, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Lakeview Chamber and Lakeview Citizen's Council have set up an Aldermanic Candidates Forum for the 46th Ward. Held at Inter-American School, 851 W. Waveland."

A bit of a debate about the time of the forums.  Lake View Citizens' Council says the forum will run from 7-8:30pm; the Chamber of Commerce says the 46th Ward candidates will appear between 8-9pm.  Maybe as we get closer to the time of the forum, there'll be some clarification.


  1. Lets see what Diane has got to say about the infamous Tenant Leadership of Mercy Housing which I have never been too cool about. This could make or break my vote for Diane when I hear her on Thursday.

  2. Just an awesome piece of work this post is UU. We appreciate the effort.

    @ WISEGUY,
    I am not sure Diane is going to be talking about "infamous" little 'ol us per se. What we are infanous for I can only imagine, but its flattering in a twisted way so thanks.

    @ My neighbors,
    We are just going to be fair, treat each candidate the same level way, and let the chips fall where they may. Every voter deserves that respect for going through the time and trouble to share concerns of the issues and learn more about the candidates.

    We respect the intelligence of our neighbors, and mean it, not just buttering everybody's bread.

    This election is quite different in that we have no incumbent and 11 candidates in all, so all of these forums are by no means overkill. Actually the variety is refreshing. I especially would like to go to the one in my old grade school at LeMoyne (Inter-American)in Lakeview, its been a long time....

    Everyone is cordially invited to participate in our forums, and thanks in advance to Diane Shapiro for appearing first. She has been wonderful to work with in arranging this.

    So please....come early ...and come often...so to speak.


    Jeffrey Littleton