In an effort dig Chicago out of its massive budget deficit, the city’s Inspector General, Joseph Ferguson, released a series of suggestions. Some ideas aimed to cut costs, others would raise revenues; they could be called everything from thought provoking to politically impossible.
Each Friday afternoon, I give this sacred blog space to Alderman Ed Bus. The 53rd ward alderman has been in the Chicago City Council for over 40-45 years and is an avid follower of Chicago news, politics and gossip.
Last week, I was able to participate in a farewell/retirement party for Mayor Richard M. Daley. And when I say able to participate, I mean I was given an audience with the King. Alderman Ed Bus was asked to perform. The party was thrown by Chicago furniture celebrities, the Walter E.
I was checking my e-mail when the mail room attendant dropped off a hand-written letter addressed to WBEZ. It was from longtime old school Chicago Alderman Ed Bus. Bus was apparently interested in responding to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's idea of cutting the City Council in half.
We are just on fire with videos today! This one is actually part of the 53rd Ward series, following Alderman Ed Bus running for mayor. In this episode, Bus takes up Burt Natarus' suggestion and meets with his political consultand Deb Matzo.