Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Dozens of party faithful jam Fitzgerald's in Berwyn to celebrate victories in U.S. Senate contests as well.
To say the least, it was an exciting night at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn for the Democratic Party of Oak Park as they hosted an election night viewing party. Dozens of party faithful whooped, hollered and cheered as they took in the results. It was a time for celebration for a large number of Oak Park volunteers who put in long hours of phone banking and canvassing in Iowa and Wisconsin during the summer and fall. During the four days running up to Election Day, more than 1,000 volunteers phone banked from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and drove up to Wisconsin over the weekend to canvass, said Geraldine Delaney, coordinator of the Obama campaign in Oak Park. "How can we lose with people like that?" asked Delaney, who was cheerful and positive all evening…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Local events scheduled in the northern suburbs tonight. Read what local members of Congress have to say about the speech Wednesday on Patch.
People in the northern suburbs will be gathering in public places as well as their living rooms at 8 tonight to listen to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Patch will provide coverage Wednesday of what local members of Congress have to say about the speech as well as candidates for Congress. Patch will also be liveblogging the event from a viewing party in Palatine. Local readers can participate in the discussion! People who want to watch with a group can go to Alek’s Restaurant in Lake Bluff or Michael Salerno’s Pizzeria in Vernon Hills. Ilya Sheyman, one of the candidates for the 10th Congressional District seat in the March 20 primary, will be at Michael Salerno’s.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
From Obama to crime to chickens and a bunch in between, here are some of the reasons why I like local reporting.
I put a lot of “pen to paper” as a Patch freelancer this year. It was hard to whittle down which stories I found interesting, fascinating and sobering. Some made me think or shake my head; others made me smile. Let’s get to it: Affordable Housing in the Comcast Building For months the plan commission and then the village board in Oak Park debated the merits of turning the long-vacant Comcast building on Madison Street into 51 units of housing for the working poor and the disabled. The project was approved. What made it interesting to me was the contrast — the value of diversity versus the Not In My Backyard concerns over parking, density and who will end up living in the building. The state turned down the developers the Interfaith Housing…