November 2012

Gazette Endorsement: House of Representatives

The recent 112th Congress, with its Republican/Tea Party – majority House of Representatives, was one of the worst in American history.

Gazette Endorsement: 10th House District

Well, it’s a fine mess the politicians have gotten the Near West/West Side 10th State Legislative District into.

Gazette Endorsement: State’s Attorney

Incumbent Democratic State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s term has not been without controversy. She has received criticism from the Innocence Project for moving slowly on utilizing on new DNA evidence that the organization believes could exonerate several incarcerated men.

Gazette Endorsement: Clerk of the Circuit Court

Incumbent Democratic Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown has increased revenues by more than $350 million through increased allowance of credit card payments, new collection strategies, and cost-saving procedures. She has pushed the Illinois Supreme Court for expansion of e-filing of

Gazette Endorsement: Recorder of Deeds

The Recorder of Deeds office maintains public records related to real estate, deeds, mortgages, and liens.

Vote “No” on Amendment #49

State legislators have put Constitutional Amendment #49 on the ballot, which would require a 3/5 majority vote of a legislative body to increase pension benefits for public employees but only a simple majority to reduce them.

Gazette Endorsement: President

Our nation is at a crossroads. The very future of generations of Americans is at stake in this Presidential election.

Smith-Tyson matchup pits Democrat vs. ‘real Democrat’ in 10th District

An Illinois House district shaped like a horn of plenty, the 10th District on the West and Near West Sides has an indicted former State lawmaker and a challenger running as a one-time-only third party candidate.

Four U.S. House incumbents to face challengers

The four longtime incumbent members of the United States House of Representatives who represent this community are facing spirited challenges as the candidates campaign for election on November 6.

Several candidates unopposed on November 6 electoral ballot

Several candidates in our community are unopposed on the Nov. 6 ballot and therefore are guaranteed to be elected on that date. All are Democrats.

School Open Houses; Food for the Souls; Roundups

The Alliance for a Greener South Loop will hold its fourth annual Greener Awards program to recognize green initiatives and practitioners from the South Loop and to present the Green Hero Award.

U of I Hospital offers treatment for lung disease

Roberto Machado, MD, calls her a Christmas miracle. The young woman, barely into her 30s, had lupus and a potentially deadly complication of that autoimmune disease: pulmonary hypertension—high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.