SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
City remap could be very painful process

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011

* Former Ald. Freddrenna Lyle has been hired by the Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus to handle legal duties for the remap. Her top priority is making sure African-Americans retain their 20 black-majority districts, despite the Census results which claimed a massive black population loss

Chicago lost 182,000 black residents in the 2010 U.S. Census, in part because of the demolition of CHA high-rises. But Lyle argued that African-Americans, for the most part, remain in “compact, single-race neighborhoods.”

Chicago’s Hispanic population, which grew by 25,000 residents, is “more spread out,” the former alderman said.

“As opposed to having 19 wards with 80 or 90 percent black population, you may have some wards that have 65, 70 or 80 percent. But we’re going into the process anticipating that we will retain the same number of African-American wards,” Lyle said.

Noting that Chicago lost nearly 53,000 white residents, Lyle said, “If there is to be an increase in Latino wards, it should come at the expense of wards represented by white aldermen.”

Needless to say, that’s not gonna be easy. The General Assembly’s map makers were able to compensate for the black population loss by spreading districts far into the suburbs. The city council can’t do that.

* Meanwhile, a Galesburg reporter believes that Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling, elected with strong tea party support, is moving to the center, and for good reason

Rep. Bobby Schilling, R-Colona, is taking flak from the left and right of the political spectrum for his support of the agreement to raise the debt ceiling. […]

He does appear to be attempting to move closer to the center since his election campaign, when he ran on a platform that earned him the support of the Tea Party. Schilling will run in a district with redrawn boundaries in 2012 that is likely to be more favorable to Democrats and a number of potentially strong Democratic candidates are planning to run against him.

The debt-ceiling agreement Schilling supported in the House includes $1.2 trillion in cutbacks over the next decade but also would establish a bipartisan commission to decide on a further $1.6 trillion in cuts. A failure to reach agreement on where to cut spending will trigger automatic cuts to defense and entitlement programs, which Schilling opposes.

“The big thing that I don’t want to see happen is the cuts to Medicare and to the DOD (Department of Defense), which helps us defend our country,” he said.

* I’m gonna disagree with this

Hultgren and likely GOP primary opponent, 8th District Rep. Joe Walsh (the two were recently mapped into the same congressional district by Democratic cartographers) were two of the 66 GOP members who bucked the party line over this issue this week. Such a stance could cost them both, literally, in campaign help from top brass, including Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, of Wheaton. Right now, Hultgren - about $200,000 behind in cash on hand compared to Walsh - needs that financial help more.

I doubt the House Republicans will abandon one of their incumbent members in a general election next year. They didn’t support Walsh last year, but he’s now one of them, and he’s, simply put, a body who will vote for Boehner for Speaker. As far as the primary goes, since both voted against the debt ceiling bill, that pretty much cancels out the issue.

* Andrew Sullivan makes an interesting point

A New Jersey politician resigns for Weiner-esque reasons. I notice, in contrast, that congressman Joe Walsh, who has been sued by his ex-wife for $117,437 in child support, is still happily in office. The tea party has backed him to the hilt, as has the GOP. The New Jersey pol is even single!

It is a strange country where someone unmarried sending consensual sexting pictures to another adult is forced to resign, while a man who is alleged to have abandoned his children is secure.

* Hultgren was recently asked about Walsh’s troubles

No comment.

* And here’s a different sort of fundraising appeal. If Daily Kos readers contribute $2,000 to Democrat Ilya Sheyman’s congressional campaign, they’ll be eligible to win a guitar signed by the group Green Day.

* Roundup…

* Redistricting Journal: Dems, GOP fighting to a draw

* Suburban reps play key roles in debt ceiling storm

* VIDEO: Vice President Biden, I’m not a terrorist

* 17th District hopefuls split on debt ceiling question

* Lawmakers Learn to Juggle Family, Office Duty

* The Tea Party is bigger than the South

* Hurckes to resign from Oak Lawn village board

* GOP hopefuls lining up to replace state Rep. Ron Stephens

* John Cabello announces state representative candidacy

* Bost announces candidacy

- Posted by Rich Miller        


10 Comments
  1. - Aaron Krager - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 3:23 pm:

    Just a point of clarification here Rich - the guitar is being raffled off for any sized contribution (one entry per person) and it goes into affect when the 2k is raised by Blue America, which is composed of Digby, Down with Tyranny and Crooks & Liars. Not Daily Kos. Just pointing it out.


  2. - Cal Skinner - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 3:27 pm:

    Did Hultgren’s vote influence Walsh’s or vice versa?


  3. - so... - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 3:29 pm:

    If there was any influence, it was Walsh influencing Hultgren.


  4. - Rich Miller - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 3:39 pm:

    Agreed.


  5. - Shore - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 3:40 pm:

    Lyle would do better for the city and the black community if she spent her attention on black candidates who could win in any area in the city rather than getting majority black districts.

    Roskam had a really tough week last week, I don’t think he’s in a position to challenge walsh or the tea party at this point and I don’t think he’d back hultgren over walsh or if it would count for that much.


  6. - Crow04 - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 3:52 pm:

    I’m really not following the logic of taking white wards to make hispanic wards because the city lost 50% less whites than blacks. Is there something I’m missing?


  7. - western illinois - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 4:06 pm:

    Its OK if you are a Republican.

    Crossraods(Roves outfit) will waste money on these races but I cant see the GOP spending limited resources on hopeless races like Shilling or Walsh.
    Roves outfit is running anti-obama ads now in teh Quad Cities


  8. - railrat - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 6:29 pm:

    watch how lauzen who supported hultgren until now sides with walsh for his own gain the stench is overwhelming


  9. - Skeeter - Wednesday, Aug 3, 11 @ 7:45 pm:

    Western Illinois, Walsh is not hopeless. He will have a new district but in a GOP primary he’s got a strong chance. On the other hand, if the Dems can find somebody similar to Bean in the Walsh/Hultgren district, Walsh’s personal issues and extreme views can make him ripe for an upset even in a GOP district. I admit haven’t follow it closely but I have not heard of a strong Dem in that district. Am I forgetting somebody obvious?


  10. - PoliGeek - Friday, Aug 5, 11 @ 1:33 am:

    “The big thing that I don’t want to see happen is the cuts to Medicare and to the DOD (Department of Defense), which helps us defend our country,” he said.
    —————–
    I suppose he should have thought of that before he voted to kill Medicare, aye? He said the same thing during his campaign, but again, it sure didn’t stop him from voting to destroy it then going on tour to tell everyone why it was so important that he kill it.

    At least now he can say he was for Medicare before he was against it before he was for it.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* React to remap reform ruling
* Divided court kicks remap reform off ballot
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** SUBSCRIBERS ONLY: TRS update
* Unanimously approved bill awaiting Rauner signature
* Rockford provider desperately needs state cash that isn't coming
* Today's number: 95.02 percent
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Federal judge rules Gill can remain on ballot
* Rate the new Baricevic ad
* The Rauner template
* Yet another race to the bottom in the US Senate race
* Beware the reformers
* SIU newspaper "consultant" pushed hard to land printing contract for his paper
* Cassidy "dare" lauded, but don't hold your breath
* Unclear on the concept
* An ever-changing semantics game
* The latest on redistricting reform
* Munger, Mendoza to face off at Tribune editorial board meeting
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* First-gen Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 begins receiving OTA Marshmallow after all
* Truecaller lands pre-install deal with Huawei as it crosses 90M monthly users
* [TA Deals] You can get these premium over-ear headphones for $79! (73% off)
* OnePlus Bullets V2 are the plain ‘ol earbuds we’ve always deserved
* XDA devs craft up Android Nougat for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013)
* Hong Kong has the Moto E3 Power
* You can play some card games right from Google Search

* White Sox rally past M's on Frazier's walk-off hit
* Frazier sets RISP issues aside with clutch hits
* Sox won't reveal direction until after season
* Frazier ties it, then sinks M's on walk-off hit
* White Sox rally past M's on Frazier's walk-off hit
* Sale faces fellow ace Felix, Mariners at Cell
* Top Sox pick Burdi could be September callup

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Illinois governor to make appearances in southe.....
* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear .....
* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear .....
* Illinois Supreme Court Says No To Remap Referendum..
* How 3 top GOP donors from Illinois are approach.....


* Illinois corn maze pays tribute to 'Star Trek' anniversary
* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
* Universities awarded grants to study harmful algae blooms
* Chicago-area imam pleads guilty to sex abuse charges
* Chicago-area imam pleads guilty to sex abuse charges
* Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner
* Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner
* Mayors seek hearing on Waukesha water withdrawal decision
* Illinois officials to analyze fairgrounds flooding, damage

* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
* Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner
* Springfield-area jobless rate remains lowest in Illinois
* Illinois 'Obamacare' health insurance rates up significantly
* Rauner's office warns teachers' pension change could be 'devastating'
* IDOT to analyze fairgrounds flood-control measures
* Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois
* Rauner to sign bill to clamp down on gun trafficking
* Gov. Rauner signs bills to assist juvenile, other offenders
* Gov. Rauner signs package of criminal justice legislation

* In victory for Madigan, Illinois remap plan is tossed by divided court
* Sephora's new Michigan Avenue store features high-tech touches
* How to get a first class upgrade every time
* A celebrated pastry chef turns to painting
* Amazon to open its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Chicago


* 10 shot in Thursday attacks across Chicago
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Aug. 26, 2016
* Dear Abby: Friend took my kidney, then ditched me
* Man shot in West Town
* White Sox, Frazier enjoy walk-off win over Mariners
* Man shot in Jefferson Park
* Red Line trains to bypass stations for weekend track work
* State trooper hospitalized, two wounded in South Side shooting
* Food trucks breaking the rules — a Sun-Times/ABC7 special report
* Sweet: Hillary blisters Trump, the alt-right


* Lessons learned: Ex-NBA star shares his story at high school
* Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia: official
* 1 dead, at least 4 injured in Belgium in accidental blast
* Clinton might be the GOP's savior — how strange is that?
* Todd Frazier comes through for 7-6 White Sox victory over Mariners
* Judge in Stanford rape case to stop hearing criminal cases
* U.S. troubles over Trump and TPP risk emboldening China in Asia
* Russia sees Syria war solution closer after thaw in ties with Turkey
* Why Turkey finally went to war in Syria
* Investors brace for worst as Welspun awaits Wal-Mart review


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot
* Comptroller hopefuls argue independence from Madigan, Rauner
* Springfield-area jobless rate remains lowest in Illinois
* Bernard Schoenburg: Illinois an 'outlier' in party appointments to legislative vacancies
* Esther Cepeda: One man's clutter could be another man's treasure
* Scott Reeder: A case for tempering justice with mercy
* Illinois 'Obamacare' health insurance rates up significantly
* Eugene Robinson: Trump's 360-degree 'pivot'
* Rauner's office warns teachers' pension change could be 'devastating'
* IDOT to analyze fairgrounds flood-control measures


* Mount Zion helplessly devoted to Grease Fest
* Patricia 'Patty' Spangler
* Barbara Downs
* Evelyn Patton
* Louis Wildermuth
* Mary Fann
* Jerry Morgan
* William Kemper Jr.
* Jerry Fiorina
* Joyce Russo


* Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue
* Judge in Stanford swimmer case switching to civil court
* LEADING OFF: Ruiz joins Dodgers, Wright returns to Red Sox
* Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served
* Ryder Cup comes into view at FedEx Cup

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Dick Durbin's war on affordable banking - ......
* Senator Durbin Statement on Department of ......

* Duckworth critical of Kirk during visit to......

* “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
* The Comic Con
* Presidential insults; what else is new?
* CTU Preps For Possible Strike In October
* Judge Orders Release Of Additional Clinton Emails
* Cartoon Of The Day
* Cartoon of the Day - 8/24/16 IL black unemployment rate
* Transgender Performer Sues Over Chicago's Ban On Female Nudity In Bars
* New Illinois Law Imposes Stiff Penalties For Gun Trafficking
* Rauner Administration: Pension Adjustments Could Be 'Devastating'


* Governor Announces First Sheltered Market - Sheltered markets ensure equal opportunities for businesses owned by women, minorities and persons with disabilities
* Governor Rauner Signs Bill to Give Former Offenders a Brighter Future
* Statement on Health Care Rate Filings
* Governor Opens Minority Entrepreneurship Program Applications
* Governor Rauner Signs Firearms Trafficking Bill to Help Protect Communities from Gun Violence




      Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller