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Tuesday, March 5

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r / August 22, 2011 2:21 AM

I want to know what he's gonna do about the parking meters. Have I missed anything?

Also, I thought this was a low moment for Rahm:

We don't need another Daleyesqe loose cannon...

Mike / August 22, 2011 9:52 AM


1. The war on teachers continues.
2. If you can't beat Hammond, join 'em.

Sam / August 23, 2011 9:45 AM

He's been in office 100 days? Doesn't seem like he's done much.

Mucky Fingers / August 23, 2011 12:18 PM

Awful, just awful.

I don't think we have enough restaurants, nor is there adequate exposure from the local media on existing restaurants. Mayor Emmanuel should work diligently to raise awareness of the culinary options here.

jaws / August 23, 2011 6:23 PM

Pretty impressed so far. But perhaps I'm easily impressed. Rode the train to work with him today. Even if a publicity stunt, was nice to see him among the masses.

Carlotta / August 24, 2011 9:43 PM

an "A" for being an illusionist. Lots of camera face time, but really not much of substance. Just wait till he really starts implementing the tough measures to get us out of the $600+ million hole Daley left the city.

Lori / August 25, 2011 8:39 AM

I want my damn blue cart.

vise77 / August 25, 2011 9:42 AM

Too early to tell, but good marks for movement on garbage grid plan, battling the teachers union (I have no problem with teachers, only their dumbshit union leadership), taking on Gov. Quinn and putting city labor on notice, I hope, that the gravy days are finally over. Bad marks on slight-of-hand with cop numbers/deployment, and stuffing some boards with buddies and pals instead of experts.

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