Garry McCarthy, Rahm Emanuel’s Chief of Police, complicit in the coverup of the killing of Laquan McDonald, was forced to resign.
States Attorney Anita Alvarez, a co-conspirator in the coverup refused to resign. So last night the voters of Chicago and Cook County threw her out.
Only Rahm remains standing. Hiding. But still in office.
To give you some perspective on the how large States Attorney-elect Kim Foxx’s victory was, she received more votes in Cook County than Donald Trump received yesterday in the state of Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and nearly more than Trump got in Ohio.
Two weeks ago polls in Illinois showed Bernie Sanders twenty points behind Hillary. With the huge resources of the two statewide teacher unions, the IFT and the IEA, behind her, Hillary’s campaign nearly imploded.
Bernie came within 33,000 votes out of 1.87 million votes of winning and did win many delegates including delegates from my 4th Congressional district along with the 5th and the 9th Congressional districts.
On the other hand, a coalition of state public employee unions and Speaker Michael Madigan gave Governor Bruce Rauner a spanking and a stinging electoral defeat, including sending Chicago State Rep Ken Dunkin packing.
Congratulations to my friend and progressive political activist Harish I Patel for winning over 40% of the vote in the neighboring 40th state representative district. He was beaten by some remnants of the old Chicago Machine who ran a vicious negative low-road campaign. Yet he did well for a first-timer, swimming among the sharks.
And although there are still two precincts un-reported, it could be that long-time Machine Boss of the 33rd Ward (the Man Behind the Curtain in Harish’s 40th district) Dick Mell may have lost the Democratic Party Committeeman’s job. He is 150 votes behind my friend, attorney Aaron Goldstein.
In the 10th Ward, another good friend, Alderman Susan Sadlowski Garza pounded what was left of the Old Guard to win the Committeeman’s job.
Love the 10th Ward!