Ward News

Alderman Waguespack stepped up to help City and residents

Date: 
07/27/2012
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With rain slashing at windows on all four sides of the building and tree branches flailing in every direction, it was no wonder that there was a great deal of damage from the Monday storm.

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Get out and vote on March 20…it is your right and privilege

Date: 
03/19/2012
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Getting out to vote is your right and privilege. Be sure to exercise that  right and privilege. Local elections are as important as national ones. Some might say more so.

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Candidates for 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman fighting it out

Date: 
03/10/2012
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What is a Committeemen?  See below.

Filled with a lot of old-fashioned campaign rhetoric and ire, the 1st Ward Democratic Committeeman race is a three-way race with incumbent Committeeman Jesse Rueben Juarez, 1st Ward Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno and Anne I. Shaw, a community leader, who has been protesting the closing of the 13th Police District.

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Moreno targeted by CBS2's Jay Levine who reports IGO is investigating 1st Ward unpermitted trash bins

Date: 
03/01/2012
CBSPic"It's one of the oldest no-no's in politics: no campaign signs on public property," was part of the intro to Jay Levine's story on the Tuesday CBS2 nightly news broadcast. "It is the subject of an investigation by the Inspector General.
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Former 1st Ward staffer leaving the City and the world of city services…for a while

Date: 
02/01/2012
JerryMatt

Jerry Gabrielatos started his local city service career as a staffer in Manny Flores 1st Ward office in October 2007.  He stayed on thru Proco "Joe" Moreno's appointment, leaving in May 2011 to join Alderman John Arena's 45th Ward as Chief of Staff.

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Ward Redistricting: When and how?

Date: 
01/27/2012

The Committee on Rules and Ethics of Chicago's City Council, chaired by Alderman Richard Mell is not only in charge of the redistricting of the Wards, it is the keeper of the processes and procedures for such activities.

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Hispanic Caucus opens aldermanic redistricting to public input

Date: 
10/01/2011
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"Two of the biggest issues we (City Council) have to face are the budget and redistricting," said 27th Alderman Walter Burnett to this reporter a few months ago.

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All five local Wards will be changed in redistricting

Date: 
09/30/2011
WardCntsChicago City Council has until December to complete the redistricting process which is required based on the population changes between the 2000 and 2010 census.

Alderman Richard Mell, 33rd Ward, chairs the Committee on Rules and Ethics which leads the redistricting process. Their task is to:

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Alderman Moreno announces street resurfacing plans for 2011

Date: 
06/23/2011
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Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno announced that he will be spending approximately $402,000 of his $1.32 million in 2011 menu money on resurfacing ten streets. "I made my decision about what streets would be resurfaced based on the severity of the issues on the street," Moreno commented.

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Cyclists, police, Bicycle Ambassadors and 35th Ward Alderman Colon converge

Date: 
05/27/2011
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Bicycle Ambassadors, 14th District Police officers and 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colon greeted bicyclists on a cold windy night, May 24, at Milwaukee and Kedzie.

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Graffiti threatens quality of life for some and a security and safety issue for others

Date: 
03/27/2011
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"Currently there are 244 open graffiti cases in the 32nd Ward alone," said Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward Alderman in the Bucktown/ Wicker Park Library during a 1st and 32nd Ward meeting with residents . The average monthly count in the 32nd is between 200 and 400, which swells to and beyond 600 in summer.  The night of Chicago's major February snow storm , 400 buildings were hit.

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Want to be part of a war on graffiti?

Date: 
03/15/2011

UPDATED:
A discussion on graffiti with Aldermen Proco "Joe" Moreno, 1st Ward, and Scott Waguespack, 32nd Ward will be held Wed., Mar. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bucktown/Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee.

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Your opponents' ideas -- Conversations with the 32nd Ward aldermanic candidates

Date: 
02/21/2011

Part of working in government is working with other people and taking ideas where they come. Is there any idea you've heard from your opponents during this campaign that made you say, "You know, I didn't think of that, but that's a good idea!"

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The voter-politician credibility gap -- Conversations with the32nd Ward aldermanic candidates

Date: 
02/21/2011

There is a gap in trust between citizens and public officials. Here in Illinois, we are particularly dubious, where politicians say one thing and do another, and where so many are indicted or even imprisoned. Knowing everything we know, why should people trust you and take you at your word? Why should voters think you are different?

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Surprises of running -- Conversations with the 32nd Ward aldermanic candidates

Date: 
02/21/2011

Part of working in government is working with other people and taking ideas where they come. Is there any idea you've heard from your opponents during this campaign that made you say, "You know, I didn't think of that, but that's a good idea!"

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The voter politician credibility gap -- Conversations with 1st Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Date: 
02/20/2011

There is a gap in trust between citizens and public officials. Here in Illinois, we are particularly dubious, where politicians say one thing and do another, and where so many are indicted or even imprisoned. Knowing everything we know, why should people trust you and take you at your word? Why should voters think you are different?

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The one issue most pressing in your Ward -- Conversations with 1st Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Date: 
02/20/2011

Alderman Moreno
That's tough. Because there are two that are neck and neck. Schools, and safety.

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Your opponent's ideas -- Conversations with 1st Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Date: 
02/20/2011

Part of working in government is working with other people and taking ideas where they come. Is there any idea you've heard from your opponents during this campaign that made you say, "You know, I didn't think of that, but that's a good idea!"

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Surprises of running -- Conversations with 1st Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Date: 
02/20/2011

What have been the biggest surprises in being a candidate? (Or, for the incumbent, of being in office?) What weren't you expecting? How has your day-to-day been affected on a personal level? For the person sitting at home considering a run at office, what should he or she be ready for?

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