November 2008


November 2008 – From the Presidency to local offices, we be giving our endorsements for the November 4 elections.

States attorney issues range from office efficiency to the death penalty

November 2008 – Cook County State’s Attorney Dick Devine is retiring after three terms in office, and voters will have the opportunity to elect his successor as three candidates vie for the office.

Acevedo/Marijan race gives voters progressive choices

November 2008 – Residents of the Second State Legislative District heading to the polls on election day will have a choice between State Representative Edward Acevedo, the Democratic incumbent, and Green Party challenger Ante “Tony” Marijan. The district encompasses Pilsen, Bridgeport, Little Village, and McKinley Park.

Education a priority for 26th District state rep opponents

November 2008 – Running from Streeterville and the Gold Coast through the Loop, South Loop, Near South Side, Bronzeville, Hyde Park, and Woodlawn, the 26th District of the State House consistently sees great change. Part of that change will be a new representative to replace incumbent Elga Jefferies, who lost the Democratic primary in February.

Economy, energy on to-do lists for 7th Congressional candidates

November 2008 – Democratic incumbent Danny K. Davis is being challenged by Republican Steve Miller in the race for Congress in the Seventh District.

Greens’ Lopez gives Gutierrez feistier challenge than Republican in 4th

November 2008 – In the Fourth Congressional District, incumbent Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez is being challenged by Republican Daniel Cunningham and Green Party candidate Omar Lopez, with Lopez running a more aggressive campaign against Gutierrez than their Republican opponent.

Jimbo’s contest in late innings

November 2008 – Despite another legal curveball, no date has been set yet for closing Jimbo’s, a popular bar in the Chicago White Sox/Armour Square area that has been battling for nearly two years to stay open at 3258 S. Princeton Ave.

Bronzeville’s Bonner lobbies for funding

November 2008 – Bronzeville resident Herman Bonner, executive vice president of the National Alliance of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Tenants (NAHT,, spent time in Washington, DC recently, attending the NAHT’s annual national conference.

Third District candidates diverse

November 2008 – The 124-square-mile Third Congressional District is one of the 50 smallest Congressional districts in the country, but it is easily one of the most diverse, stretching from the borders of deepest Republican DuPage County to Bridgeport, the South Loop, and part of the city’s blue collar Southwest Side.

Hendon may become Senate president—if he beats Braswell

November 2008 – With the impending retirement of Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones, Fifth District Democratic incumbent State Senator Rickey R. Hendon is maneuvering to become Senate president. First, however, he must beat his Fifth District Republican challenger, Jason Allen Braswell.

11th District cop back home

November 2008 – An Appellate Court in Dubuque County, Iowa, in October overturned 11th District Chicago Police Officer Michael Mette’s sentence issued in July of 2007 to serve five years in an Iowa state prison for “felony assault to cause bodily injury.”

Several candidates in area running unopposed

November 2008 – A number of local candidates do not have to worry about the vote totals on Tuesday, Nov. 4. They are running unopposed and therefore are guaranteed victory.