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Chicago Mayor Wins 6th Term  
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3853 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Yes, a.net's most hated mayor has won re-election again...and Meigs Field will remain closed.  Wink


Daley re-elected
Mayor could become record holder in city's top office

February 27, 2007
BY DEANNA BELLANDI Associated Press

Mayor Richard M. Daley trounced two little-known challengers Tuesday in winning a sixth term that will allow him to surpass his legendary father and become Chicago's longest-serving mayor.

Daley's challengers in the nonpartisan election -- Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and William ''Dock'' Walls, an aide to the late Mayor Harold Washington -- tried to make an issue of corruption and a federal investigation at City Hall that began with bribes paid to city officials for trucking work and expanded to city hiring practices.

...With 90 percent of precincts reporting, he had 72 percent of the vote amid low turnout. Daley had 290,626 votes, compared to 79,811 for Brown and 34,886 for Walls.




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http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/275289,daley022707.article


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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2123 times:

He is, well and truly, a pimple on the ass of the political process.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
Daley re-elected
Mayor could become record holder in city's top office

I thought I was reading a headline from the 1970s.

This is a surprise?

Daley and Chicago go together like Wine and Cheese.

Fortunately, the Wine and Cheese is usually much more palatable than Daley or Chicago.

Chicago has been a bastion of democrat/Daley Corruption for a half a century - even when there wasn't a Daley in office (Harold Washington/Jane Byrne) and that will never change. The influence is felt all the way tothe State Capitol. Gov. Blagojevich doesn't take a shit without getting Daley's permission. How do you think he got the job in the first place . . . .


User currently offlineAlberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2917 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

but he's a Democrat, so I guess he can't be that bad

anybody remember the line '' he's a son of a bitch but he's our son of a bitch'' ???



short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Weird to think, I lived in Chicago when he won his first election.

Quoting Alberchico (Reply 3):
he's a son of a bitch but he's our son of a bitch

That has sort of always been the feeling. Its not so much that he's beloved, but for the most part, he's effective, he's known and he's a true son of Chicago. "Better the devil you know. . . "



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Gov. Blagojevich doesn't take a shit without getting Daley's permission

FYI, Gov. Blagojevich is the son-in-law of Alderman Richard Mell, a Daley ally. He currently serves as Chairman of the Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics.

This is a surprise?

Nope. Daley has no challenger, even Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. refused to run against him although he entertained the thought briefly.


he's a son of a bitch but he's our son of a bitch

Yep, as long as the snow is plowed, garbage picked up and potholes filled...and that's Chicago's motto: The City That Works.

[Edited 2007-02-28 07:24:23]


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User currently offlineTsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Daley won. There are no trumpets sounding at my house. But who opposed him? Who was big enough to take him down in an election?? *cricketts*

Daley indeed does a lot for Chicago depending what side of the street your standing on. Chicagoans love him. But this municipal election will have even lower voter turn out than the last mayor race!


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8671 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 2):

Agreed.

I wouldnt be surprised if goes for a 7th.

MCOflyer



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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2054 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
Daley had 290,626 votes, compared to 79,811 for Brown and 34,886 for Walls.

See what happens when you vote early and vote often?  Big grin


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21571 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2049 times:

This is why term limits are a good thing.

-Mir



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12436 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2035 times:

How long does a mayor's term last in Chicago (or indeed any US city, if it's different)?

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2034 times:

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 10):
How long does a mayor's term last in Chicago (or indeed any US city, if it's different)?

Chicago has a 4 year Mayoral term. Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and I think retty much any major city does a 4 year term. Any less than that and they just don't have time to be overly effective. Of course it varies from city to city. The small town I grew up in outside of Orlando had a 1 year term for the Mayor.

To the topic of Hizzoner getting this next term...fine by me since Chicago runs itself pretty good. Is there corruption in City Hall? Of course. Does Hizzoner have a hand in some of it? Most likely. Do I really care? No. The only really bad thing I can muster on him is his dislike of civil aviation cloaked in his anti-terror stance. And although I don't eat Foie Gras I think he and the city overstepped their boundaries by passing the ordinances to ban it in the city limits.

[Edited 2007-02-28 15:21:37]


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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6581 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2018 times:
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Quoting Confuscius (Thread starter):
Yes, a.net's most hated mayor has won re-election again...and Meigs Field will remain closed.

So what? I love aviation, have lived in Chicago for 9 years I dont care. Besides its supposed to become a sports facilites according to the 2016 Olympic bid

http://www.chicago2016.org/venue_gallery.aspx

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 1):
He is, well and truly, a pimple on the ass of the political process.

He

Quoting Tsaord (Reply 6):
Chicagoans love him. But this municipal election will have even lower voter turn out than the last mayor race!

Still 72% of the vote aint bad

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 11):
don't eat Foie Gras I think he and the city overstepped their boundaries by passing the ordinances to ban it in the city limits

He is vehemently (sp) against the Foie Gras ban. Whats your point?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-06-01-foie-gras_x.htm

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Anywho - i just paid Mr. Daley lots of money on my new property in Andersonville. But you know, after traveling to many many cities I can stil appreciate how great Chicago has become under his leadership.

Corrupt: sure, heavy handed: sure.. But with whatever he has left he does very very well for the city. Go ahead steal some money (all polititians do anyways) but with what you dont steal do something good!



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1121 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Nothing like th Cook County/chicago Mafia...hey but it's all good they're democrats and they're all for the little people so that makes the corruption all good  sarcastic 

User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Chicago definately has a love-hate relationship with this man.

On one hand, he makes the city look great and, as said earlier, the trash is always picked up.
Unfortunately that is all most Chicagoans care about....I can say that b.c I've lived there all my life!

On the other hand, there are few people more corrupt than him...hmmm, on that note - he'd be perfect as a Democrativ presidential candidate! ;-D



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

I can't wait till his corpse is used to fertilize Meigs field/park. I'm not wishing death on him.. Just saying that when it comes; I have a nice plan that benefits the park and the citizens of Chicago...



oh, and it give a.netters a place to urinate in public  Wink


User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

hell yea

filler
filler


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

"So what? I love aviation, have lived in Chicago for 9 years I dont care."

I'm with you there.







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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1121 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 15):
I can't wait till his corpse is used to fertilize Meigs field/park. I'm not wishing death on him.. Just saying that when it comes; I have a nice plan that benefits the park and the citizens of Chicago...



oh, and it give a.netters a place to urinate in public

Don't hold back...


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