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Afternoon roundup

Friday, Apr 28, 2023 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Here’s a factoid I hadn’t yet seen or forgot seeing it if I did: Lori Lightfoot received fewer votes in the first round this year than she received in the first round four years earlier.

In the first round of the 2019 Chicago mayoral race, candidate Lori Lightfoot received 97,667 votes. She went on to win the runoff with 386,039 votes, or 73.7 percent, against Toni Preckwinkle.

Four years later during 2023’s first round, Mayor Lightfoot received 94,890 votes. That’s 2,777 fewer votes than four years prior and 291,149 less votes than she got in the 2019 runoff.

Whew.

* Shaw Local

A Republican businessman and philanthropist from Galesburg will challenge the 17th District’s freshman congressman in November 2024.

Rafael “Ray” Estrada, 56, said he plans to tackle U.S. Rep. Eric Sorensen, D-Moline, a former TV weatherman who took over the seat formerly held by fellow Democrat Cheri Bustos after beating GOP challenger Esther Joy King in 2022.

Earlier this month, the National Republican Campaign Committee announced its plans to put a bullseye on Sorensen and 36 other “vulnerable” Democrats […]

Estrada, whose family fled civil war Nicaragua 44 years ago when he was 12, is president of the nonprofit Estrada Global Foundation, “which provides aid to refugees and displaced citizens through direct assistance that helps provide for their basic needs and safety.” according to the release.

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They also won some Reed Awards.

* Uber press release…

Yesterday, the City of Chicago released an independent study commissioned on behalf of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) that revealed Transportation Network Providers (TNP) chauffeurs, also known as rideshare drivers, are making over $1,000 weekly on average. Additionally, 25% of drivers earn between $28.90 - $37.90 per hour after expenses, while 65% of drivers make $18.90 - $27.90 per hour after expenses. The study, conducted by Crowe LLP, evaluated drivers who complete more than 30 hours of driving per week.

The study found that including all time online on an app, <24% of drivers work >30 hours per week and 25% of all rideshare drivers worked on multiple apps. Based on the findings, no full-time Uber or Lyft drivers earned < $21 a hour over the study period (all the way back to 2017) and only 0.4% of part time drivers did after expenses. Even including all online time (including duplicated time), >80% of full-time rideshare drivers and >55% of part-time rideshare drivers earned more than $20 an hour after expenses, dating back to 2017.

The study is here.

* From the City of Chicago

• The City is currently housing 2,702 migrants
• 3,936 clients have arrived on buses from the border and have been taken to shelters since September of 2022
• An additional 3,144 clients have been placed into shelters through the 311 system since September of 2022
• Catholic Charities has provided Outmigration Services for over 705 clients […]

Country of Origin
Venezuela - 3589
Colombia – 336
Nicaragua – 186
Ecuador – 84
Peru – 37
Honduras – 16
Mexico – 11
Cuba – 10

* Isabel’s roundup…

       

9 Comments
  1. - TheInvisibleMan - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 2:10 pm:

    –‘Put it on me,’ White Sox GM says of team’s worst start since 1986–

    This is almost to the day(tomorrow) the anniversary of the legendary Lee Elia rant when he was the manager of the Cubs, lamenting the terrible opening of the season.

    Bleeped version
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diqm0GMFFYI


  2. - Oooooo - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 2:11 pm:

    The Strategy Group*


  3. - up2now - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 2:23 pm:

    I gotta tell you, I get more Illinois new from CF than I ever did from a legacy newspaper.


  4. - Roman - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 2:31 pm:

    I don’t think it’s hyperbole to suggest Lightfoot suffered one of the worst re-election results of all time — particularly for someone not under indictment or facing some kind of scandal.


  5. - MisterJayEm - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 3:00 pm:

    “Fox News Poll | Voters favor gun limits over arming citizens to reduce gun violence”

    Unfortunately, the US Supreme Court has decided that citizens’ ability to arm themselves with military-grade firearms is somehow a fundamental right, so it doesn’t matter even one little bit what mere voters think.

    – MrJM


  6. - Dotnonymous - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 3:20 pm:

    Elvis lives!


  7. - Amalia - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 3:24 pm:

    Congrats Strategy Group. You really are good.


  8. - McCloon - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 3:41 pm:

    Weren’t there fewer black candidates in the race in Lightfoots first run? With 7 black candidates splitting that vote, is it really shocking that she received fewer votes?


  9. - Rich Miller - Friday, Apr 28, 23 @ 3:49 pm:

    ===Weren’t there fewer black candidates in the race in Lightfoots first run? ===

    She was up against Preckwinkle last time, so I’m not sure what your point is.

    Also in that race were Willie Wilson, Amara Enyia, La Shawn Ford and Neal Sáles-Griffin.


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