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Proviso Probe

Monday, November 28, 2005

GENERAL, two days worth of stuff

Friday East Aurora upset the #10 Pirates 71-60 in boys hoops. See Sun-Times (Patrick Z. McGavin).

Saturday the Pirates upset #3 St. Joe's 66-64. See Chicago Tribune (Michael O'Brien).

Tony Freeman of Maywood was mentioned in the Des Moines Register (Andrew Logue) article about Iowa men's hoops.

Congressman Dan Lipinski has announced his re-election campaign. See Suburban Life. Archpundit is fond of calling for Lipinski to be dumped in the primary. In this post he passes along Lipinski's lack of loyalty to the Dems.

Brookfield has plans for how to use Community Development Block Grants. See Suburban Life (Megan Brody).

Any news on how the Proviso East bomb threat investigation is going?

With natural predators, deer present a couple problems. They destroy the local ecology by eating all of certain plant species and ignoring others. They also are a threat to motorists. Rockford Register (Isaac Guerrero) reports that Maureen Guttman, 58, of Broadview died when the vehicle she in which she was riding hit a deer.

I wouldn't encourage anybody to do anything illegal, but I saw a buck with a huge (12 or 14 points, I think) rack in the lowlands behind Proviso East about six weeks ago.

Tuesday (tomorrow) 7 PM, Congressman Danny K. Davis and Representative Karen Yarbrough will host a meeting with west suburban educators. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will be at Lindop Elementary School, 2400 S. 18th Street in Broadview.


Centuries & Sleuths will host the Chicago Sun-Times Literary Event of the Week.
7 p.m. Friday, Centuries & Sleuths, 7419 W. Madison, Forest Park
Max Allan Collins may be best known for his mob novel Road to Perdition, made into a notable 2002 movie starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law. Now he has completed the trilogy that began with Road to Purgatory with Road to Paradise. It is 1973 and Michael Saratino, now a front man for a Lake Tahoe casino, is sick of killing, wants to hang up the guns and retire to a clean life. But Sam Giancana, Chicago's Mafia godfather, orders him to rub out a rival -- and Saratino refuses.

Arnie Bryant will have Russ Stewart on his show Saturday, December 3, from 2-3 PM. Listen at 1530 AM. Call the show at (708) 493-1530. I imagine they'll be discussing Stewart's article in which he says Yarbrough is gonna open a can of whoop-ass on Moore in the committeeman race.

My prediction: Moore will lose to Yarbrough by almost 3-1 in Maywood and by at least 3-2 in Bellwood and Broadview - worse than he did in 2002. To win, he needs to win the white areas with more than 60 percent of the vote. The "Mighty Mayoral Machine" did its job in 2002, and the mayors have the motivation to replicate their feat in 2006. They would love to be rid of those pesky Yarbroughs and let Proviso Township return to the quietude of plantation politics. But getting their constituents to support them is a lot easier than persuading them to vote for a black candidate in a Democratic primary.

BTW, I'm gonna be helping SEIU Local 4 publicize the plight of its striking workers.

Comments on these topics? Something else?

5 Comments:

  • BTW, I think Stewart is off on his analysis. I doubt Yarbrough will dominate Maywood 3:1. She'll get 50% +/- 6%. I suspect she'll do about the same in Bellwood and better in Broadview.

    Yarbrough is making a mistake if she neglects the "White" communities of Proviso Township. She plays much better with more affluent "White" voters than Moore. Moore isn't a complete idiot, but he's easily flustered when he's not talking to his people. I remember seeing him in Oak Park and it wasn't pretty.

    But Yarbrough can win every community except Melrose Park and still lose the race, if Serpico truly "delivers" Melrose Park.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 2:22 PM, November 29, 2005  

  • Truth Serum says...

    Carl do you think....How about if he's ...invovled in some legal raggiling....Project Moore Munch and Crunch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:32 PM, November 29, 2005  

  • Yarbrough will lose because her own people see her as fake, phony, and unaccessible. Her running for committeemen also is a power grab. We don't need the Mayor of Maywood, the State Representative and the Committeeman in the same house. Many believe it would be the same person.

    By Anonymous The Real Truth, at 4:58 PM, December 01, 2005  

  • Arnie and Russ sounded like idiots. Russ has never been right about any race he's predicted, and we know what happens to candidates that Arnie endorses. Arnie, get over it. You are not the top dog in the black community, and you never will be. It was so obvious that you are jealous of Moore and Welch, I've decided to never listen to the show again.

    By Anonymous the real truth, at 9:22 PM, December 04, 2005  

  • To the real truth on behalf of arnie i want to thank you for not listening,but don't worry there is a show on sunday for all ass clowns so enjoy and once again thank you,now go back to kissing what ever ass you were working on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:06 AM, December 05, 2005  

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