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Re: “Hey, 40th Ward—do us a favor and ditch Alderman O'Connor

Hey Ben:

How about a little love for Robert Murphy who is fighting the evil Laurino empire in the 39th Ward? Marge's slavish fealty to all things Daley/Emanuel is just as boneheaded as O'Connor. Her campaign war chest is awash in Rahm PAC money and yet she still can't break 50% in the polls. It's time for all of the Machine dinosaurs to take a permanent vacation.

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Posted by Mayfair Dad on 02/20/2015 at 5:07 PM

Re: “Let's give thanks for aldermanic elections

Ben, pay attention to the 39th Ward where the Laurino dynasty is being challenged by three battle-tested veteran campaigners: Robert Murphy, Mary Hunter and Joe Laicona. Two red-hot issues - O'Hare Jet Noise and the NEIU Land Grab - have galvanized the opposition in unprecedented measure. As a reliable Rahm rubber stamp, Marge's popularity has plummeted with the Mayor's. Her recent major accomplishments, a new library and a major flood control project, impact Albany Park, a neighborhood shed from the 39th Ward as a result of the remap. Constituent service has never been her forte - remember all the pictures of unplowed 39th Ward streets in the press last winter? Prediction: the Progressive Caucus will win another city council seat next February.

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Posted by Mayfair Dad on 11/28/2014 at 12:10 PM

Re: “NEIU is attracting a lot of eyes with the flashy new El Centro

Follow the money.

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Posted by Mayfair Dad on 10/09/2014 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Don't Go Into the Woods!

Chris Casey for Mayor! Speak truth to power.

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Posted by Mayfair Dad on 05/01/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “What kind of independent alderman works with Mayor Emanuel?

Anyone who believes Mr. Pawar is a Machine tool should move to the 39th Ward to see how a real Machine tool operates.

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Posted by Mayfair Dad on 01/08/2014 at 9:52 AM
Posted by Mayfair Dad on 08/21/2013 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Chicago's TIF program: The gift that keeps on taking

One of your better short-form essays in a while. Sarcastic yet factual, with lush undertones of snark and hypocrisy.

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Posted by Mayfair Dad on 07/16/2013 at 4:11 PM

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