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2018 Primary Election Results

By Andy Nathan | March 21, 2018

The last post we created discussed some candidates we favored for various positions. Below are the results of those races. Rogers Park Results for Local Democratic Races   Governors Race Endorsement: Daniel Biss Governors Race Winner: JB Pritzker Attorney General Endorsement: Aaron Goldstein Attorney General Winner: Kwame Raoul US Rep Endorsement: Jan Schakowsky US Rep …

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Primary Candidates for the 49th Ward

By Andy Nathan | March 13, 2018

I love local politics. It is where the good stuff happens. Well, it should be where the good things happen. However, in Chicago that is not always the case. Fortunately, the monthly First Monday at the Heartland Cafe provided a great chance to review the best options to improve the future of the city, county, …

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Chicago March Events

By Andy Nathan | March 5, 2018

Here are a few great events for March. Peace on Earth Film Festival Runs until March 11th The 7th annual One Earth Film Festival looks at environmental films to explore climate change and sustainability through efforts around the world. Screenings happen in multiple locations around the Chicagoland area. Local, organic clothing company Majamas Essentials put …

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24th District Citizens Take Up the Public Safety Issue

By Andy Nathan | February 23, 2018

The 24th District, specifically Rogers Park, has seen its fair share of crime and violence. The 2016 Presidential election drew the glare of the national spotlight to crime in Chicago and motivated many residents to mobilize. While recent studies have shown that “carnage” in Chicago is not as severe as President Trump has described it …

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David Orr Talks About Lessons Learned Over His Political Career

By Andy Nathan | February 21, 2018

David Orr has an impressive background. For the past 28 years, he has been the Cook County Clerk. Before this stint, he served 11 years as the 49th Ward Alderman in Rogers Park. One of the highlights of his career came after the devasting loss of Mayor Harold Washington when Orr became Mayor of Chicago …

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Talking With Arthur Siegel: IL State Rep Candidate

By Andy Nathan | February 12, 2018

With the upcoming primary elections a little more than six weeks away, we wanted to start talking to different candidates running for the various positions in the Rogers Park area. We spoke with Arthur Siegel about his vision for the state of Illinois. He is running against incumbent Kelly Cassidy for IL State Representative in …

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Chicago February Event Calendar

By Andy Nathan | February 2, 2018

Are you ready for a lovely February event calendar in Chicago? If so, then we want to go over a few upcoming events happening across the city. We did our best to choose the ones we think you will love. However, if you have additional events happening in the city, let us know. Loving Chicago …

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49th Ward Democratic Nominations

By Andy Nathan | January 28, 2018

Had the opportunity to hear some of the Democratic candidates come to the 49th Ward to stump for their nomination yesterday. While we were not there the entire 4 hours at the 49th Ward Democrats event, we did get to hear a few good presentations from candidates. Here are some of the highlights from the …

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Why do police and protestors fight?

By Andy Nathan | January 26, 2018

I drove Lyft recently and had an interesting conversation. A young woman who is active in her community was talking about the non-profit she worked to help people have a fair wage. It was immensely admirable. In passing, I mentioned how a friend of mine wanted to join the police force. I thought it was …

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Nineteen Year Old Takes On Incumbent for Cook County Board

By Andy Nathan | January 19, 2018

Nineteen-year-old Bushra Amiwala plans to run against incumbent Larry Suffredin this November for a seat on Cook County Board. As the impending election looms in, candidates have begun to gear up to face voters. On Monday, January 8th, Amiwala held a press event at First Mondays (Heartland Cafe; 7000 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60626) to …

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