Friday, Feb 9, 2007
* I did something today in my Sun-Times column that I’ve never done before. I endorsed a political candidate.
I debated this step a long time with myself, but my editor at the paper approved the idea so I went with it because: 1) The incumbent is a ridiculous dud who I observed closely while I lived in his ward; and 2) His challenger is a good friend who, in my opinion, would be a great alternative.
The city’s election board sent out a notification late yesterday that the third challenger in that aldermanic race had dropped out, but he will remain on the ballot because he made his move so late. Brendan Reilly has a new TV ad (Natarus is said to be finally checking ad rates) and you can see it here.
* Solis gets ballot lawsuit tossed
* Three running for 10th ward alderman
* Beavers takes on Jackson, newcomers - ‘Am I running against the congressman or . . . his wife?’
* Ward races zone in on development plans - Rivals target North Side’s hot real estate market
* Chicago community leader eyes council seat
* Challengers accuse Matlak of pay-to-play politics - Zaryczny calls on alderman to pay back city for patronage army
* Another forum, but no Haithcock in sight - Columbia journos grill Second Ward challengers
* SJ-R: “Ward 10 Ald. Bruce Strom said Thursday if he is elected [Springfield] mayor, it’s unlikely he would retain Springfield Police Chief Don Kliment.”
This is a local elections open thread.