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Re: “Mayor Emanuel sends the marines into Ames Middle School…

The DNAInfo article above answers several of the questions commenters made. The change that Maldonado demanded for Ames doesn't just impact a school in his redistricted ward, it also impacts schools such as Kelvyn Park H.S., Falconer, Barry and Nixon. CPS is making decisions based on politics instead of basing changes on the needs of the community, and that is rarely a good thing.

The aldermanic elections are exactly 364 days away and 26th Ward residents are going to make sure that Maldonado regrets his actions against the Ames community.

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Posted by Alonsoz on 02/25/2014 at 5:21 PM

Re: “The voters have spoken—God help us all!

Joe and Adolfo did what they could and should be proud of themselves. They had the option of staying home too but decided that they would attempt to make changes rather than let others make them.

It's hard to fight voter apathy. You can't do it with mailers and intellectual ideas or even great candidates. We tried that already. The voters are asleep and not interested in debate or discussions. I think we have to figure out a new way of getting them to awaken before we try to reason with them.

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Posted by Alonsoz on 03/21/2012 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Alderman Moreno Begins His Career in the City Council With a Fund-raiser

TiredofChicago, Joe went through the MLI leadership training (as hundreds of people have) that is led by Juan Rangel and other organizers. Just because he attended a leadership seminar doesn't mean that he is "owned" by UNO. As an LSC member, I've attended training workshops run by Catalyst and the Chicago Public Schools, but that doesn't mean that I am beholden to Duncan or Huberman. Moreno is an independent that works well with others but can still maintain his distance from the machine.

Posted by Alonsoz on 03/26/2010 at 11:03 AM

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