Chicago Clout welcomed Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to a half hour show hosted by Judge Anthony Lynn Burrell to get the facts out as the campaign winds down. President Stroger has been a welcome guest on Chicago Clout before. Thank you to CAN-TV for the wonderful help at getting this show on the air before election time.
The North Side of Chicago has very powerful voting bloc which includes the Jewish Community. After work today Chicago Resident Saul Charak invited me to visit Or Menorah. Temple Menorah, is the only Reform congregation in West Rogers Park. I really felt welcome as a guest and the members were friendly. Today was the Cook County Board Presidents Candidates forum. I was a little late because I am an employee of the City of Chicago that works the entire day despite this being a must show political event. Todd Stroger was very arm to me and we discussed a couple of matters, I missed Dorothy Brown and Toni Preckwinkle, and Terry O’Brien. I was very glad all these candidates showed up on behalf of Alderman Stone (50Th Chicago) and Ira Silverstein an Illinois State Senator featured on Chicago Clout not long ago. I also saw the Channel 5 News Team because Carol Marin was the Moderator. I hope all my friends take a close look at Judge Yehuda Lebovis, a recipient of the United States Inspector General Award. Any judge that gets a nod from the Inspector General is a friend of mine. Punch #192 to keep a good judge. Saul an Operating Engineer and 50Th ward political heavy weight has been friends with Judge Lebovits for almost two decades. Photo by Patrick McDonough
Dirty tricks and last minute bombs are dropped in the democratic primary for Cook County Board President. Dorothy Brown got socked in the face with allegations of pocketing “Jean Day money”. This story has roots from disgruntled ex-campaign political operatives that jumped ship from the Brown Campaign to the Preckwinkle Campaign. I do not think any government office should have any cash floating around. I do not like the fact anyone collects cash with-out a proper receipt. But if the Preckwinkle political operatives are making hay because Dorothy Brown will not carry them on the payroll, we got problems all the way around. I called the Preckwinkle camp to get a straight answer today, they are not sure who is who in the string pulling department. One would expect the men to get as dirty as these two ladies. Terrence O’Brien seems to stay on track, rock solid and Todd is not getting much traction at all. I wish all the candidates the best; I hope they know they are walking into a very difficult office. I will give you more info if you are interested. Photo by Patrick McDonough