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Scott Waguespack

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  • Chicago, it's time to be heard

    Chicago, it's time to be heard
    Two weeks ago in this space, we laid out the case for re-electing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're back now to remind you why. We're also here to urge voters to support a strong batch of aldermanic candidates. Some of them will align with Emanuel, some of them...
  • Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads in mayor's race

    Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads in mayor's race
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads, including a final one featuring an endorsement from President Barack Obama, while a pro-Emanuel group is running another $450,000 worth of spots attacking rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Ahead of...
  • 2nd Ward aldermanic race tops $1 million

    2nd Ward aldermanic race tops $1 million
    If money talks, it will have a lot to say in the new 2nd Ward come Election Day. More than $1 million has poured into the campaign coffers of the six candidates who want to represent the ward, which cuts across 13 North Side neighborhoods stretching from...
  • Chicago campaigns through the eyes of two independent aldermen

     Chicago campaigns through the eyes of two independent aldermen
    In the days before Election Day in Chicago, I just love watching candidates working for votes in the neighborhoods, especially independent candidates fighting the power at City Hall. And I love hearing old precinct captain stories, like the one about...
  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel. Take pension...
  • City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...
  • Frustration mounts over side street snow across Chicago

    Frustration mounts over side street snow across Chicago
    With many city side streets still snowed in following a weekend storm that dumped more than 19 inches, Chicagoans braced for another 1 to 3 inches of snow Tuesday evening. Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams said Tuesday afternoon...
  • Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of marijuana security rules

    Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of marijuana security rules
    The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal. The council deferred the proposal to require Chicago...
  • Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies

    Aldermen urge mayor's office to keep tabs on transportation companies
    Aldermen on Friday pressed the head of Chicago's Business Affairs office to make sure the ride-share companies that compete with taxi cabs honor new city regulations, but questioned whether there are enough inspectors on the payroll to keep sufficient...
  • Chicago tree trimming backlog is 2 years

    Chicago tree trimming backlog is 2 years
    There’s a tree trimming backlog of about two years in Chicago, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. Charles Williams, commissioner of the Department of Streets and Sanitation, offered that estimate during a break in City Council...
  • Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says

     Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says
    The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent years, according to testimony Thursday before the City Council. The department now has 587 vacancies, with plans to hire only...