'The Weekly Guide' with mayoral candidate Alderman Ed Bus (53rd)

February 18, 2011

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Mayoral candidate and 53rd ward alderman Ed Bus provided the latest 'Weekly Guide.'
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53rd Ward Alderman Ed Bus provides 'The Weekly Guide' on 'Eight Forty-Eight.'
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Mayoral candidate Ed Bus sat down with host Alison Cuddy to talk polka and politics.
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53rd Ward Alderman Ed Bus demonstrates that he is always ready to break ground.
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Ald. Ed Bus wants to impose a one-piano-per-bar limit to prevent the spread of dueling pianos across Chicago.
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Ald. Ed Bus is serious about his polka and Steven Seagal flicks.
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Host Alison Cuddy and 53rd Ward Alderman Ed Bus.

Thursday Eight Forty-Eight finished its one-on-one interviews with the candidates for Mayor of Chicago. Turns out there's one more left to sit down with--53rd Ward Alderman Ed Bus is also in the race. His campaign slogan? "Keep it like it was."


The alderman’s been on the show before, talking about his duties in the 53rd but it was high time to meet the man outside the confines of his office. Friday, Alderman Bus joined host Alison Cuddy to share what lights his personal fires in the latest installment of The Weekly Guide.

Alderman Ed Bus is sometimes known as Justin Kaufmann – WBEZ’s senior content developer.

Catch Kaufmann and his sketch comedy troupe Schadenfreude at the Alderman Ed Bus Victory Party Friday and Saturday night at 9:00 p.m. at the Gallery Cabaret.

53rd Ward Alderman Ed Bus's Picks:


Piano Bars in Chicago
Redhead Piano Bar
Howl at the Moon


At 8 p.m.: Credence Clearwater Revisited at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Indiana

At 9 p.m.:
Polkaholics at Atlantic Bar and Grill
Dinner and drinks at Chicago Brauhaus


Lunch at Snackville Junction

Music Button performed live by The Opus: "Street Talk" (unreleased)