November 2010

UIC Choirs to perform at Notre Dame Church

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Choirs will present a free concert of liturgical works at Notre Dame De Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St., Friday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving parade set

The public is invited to celebrate on State Street amidst gigantic airborne balloons, equestrian units, marching bands, dance troupes, and varied cultural entertainment as the 77th McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade takes place live downtown on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, from 8 to 11 a.m. The festivities also will be broadcast live for three hours on WGN Channel 9, both locally and nationally.

Lion Wreathing; Chinatown Gala; $10,000 Reward; Roundups

The Art Institute of Chicago will host its 19th annual “wreathing of the lions” the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m. on the museum’s front steps at Michigan Avenue and Adams Street…

Election 2010

It’s election time, so this month we take a look at all the local races and offer our endorsements.

Burns, Hendricks square off

In the 26th State Representative District, which includes parts of Bronzeville and the South Loop, first-term Democratic incumbent Will Burns is being challenged by Republican Sylvester “Junebug” Hendricks. Concerning the State budget crisis, Will Burns said the State has to “continue making cuts where we can afford to make cuts.”

Local Congressional elections see three-candidate races

Incumbent Democrats each face two challengers in the Congressional races in this community.

Greens 2nd major party in Cook County Board races

A slew of Republican elephants will not be stampeding onto the Cook County Board in this area this year. In the five Cook County Board races in this community, only one features a Republican. The other four will see Green Party candidates try to oust the Democrats from long-held seats.

They’ll represent you next year: several candidates unopposed

Several candidates in this area have no opposition on the ballot and therefore will represent the area when elected officials’ new terms start next year.

Gazette Endorsement: Governor

Richard Nixon said Republican candidates should run to the right in the GOP primary and move to the center in the general election. Republican candidate for Governor Bill Brady has done the opposite. On June 25, Brady proposed lowering the Illinois minimum wage by more than 8%. Unlike minimum wage earners, however, he worked it out so he himself paid no State or Federal taxes in both 2008 and 2009.

Gazette Endorsement: U.S. Senator

It’s frustrating when critical races come down to two candidates who force you to hold your nose when making a final choice.

Gazette Endorsement: Secretary of State

Running for secretary of state are incumbent and Democrat Jesse White; former State human rights commissioner Robert Enriquez, Republican; and customer service professional Josh Hanson, Libertarian.

Gazette Endorsement: Attorney General

Candidates for attorney general are incumbent and Democrat Lisa Madigan and attorneys Steve Kim, Republican; David Black, Green; and Bill Malan, Libertarian.