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Banks clan is ruling party when it comes to zoning

There are 36 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 31, 2008, titled Banks clan is ruling party when it comes to zoning. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

I n the overly gentrified Bucktown community on the city's North Side, neighbors call the gigantic gray stone home on Wood Street by a special name: the "French Embassy." But why not give it a proper name - "La ...

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Carl Segvich

United States

#1 Jan 31, 2008
Keep voting democrat.
( or in tuff-guy talk, do da rite ting )

I somtimes wonder how much guilt and discomfort honest Chicago liberals can put up with, with knowing their liberal democrat "victories" are all tied to utterly unmitigated slime. A lot I suppose. After all, they themselves are not honest to begin with -- they're for the most part, grossly misled liberals.

At the risk of repeating, when will the silent majority (conservatives) speak up?

Maybe in the upcoming recession, I "dunno" , don't know..

Carl "conservative soldier" Segvich

www.Segvich.US
American Chick

Oak Lawn, IL

#2 Jan 31, 2008
Banks has done alot for our kids school. He really trys to keep up with his ward and keep it nice.
Mark

Mount Prospect, IL

#3 Jan 31, 2008
So did Al Capone with his soup kitchens.
Daniel M

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Jan 31, 2008
American Chick wrote:
Banks has done alot for our kids school. He really trys to keep up with his ward and keep it nice.
...and the Nazi's kept the trains running on time.
American Chick

Oak Lawn, IL

#5 Jan 31, 2008
Spoken by true suburbanites who ran from the city instead of trying to keep it going and nice. Traitors.
Darren from Chicago

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 31, 2008
Nope. From the City American Chick.

Give me a break. I know this street. If you don't see a problem with this, you must be on the payroll or related, or both!
a city dweller

Des Plaines, IL

#7 Jan 31, 2008
Maybe he keeps the 36th ward nice, but the 32nd has seen the Bankes upzoning debacle. One of their relatives is running unopposed for committeeman in the 32nd ward,will it ever end?
ChrisB

Naperville, IL

#8 Jan 31, 2008
Things like this make me wish we could vote in the other party's primaries. I am registered Republican but live in Chicago, and so pretty much have no say in who runs my city. My vote is pretty pointless because in this city, the Democrat Primary is where the real election happens, not the general election.

Anyway at least they are raising our taxes to pay off all these mobsters. I'd hate to have mobsters drive the same kind of car I do or have to work 40+ hour weeks like we peons do.
Mr Rezko

Berwyn, IL

#9 Jan 31, 2008
The 36th ward collects $$ from city & county workers that got jobs through the good alderman.
literally they must pay a monthly "fee".
you forgot Johnny

United States

#11 Jan 31, 2008
You didn't mention State Rep John Fritchey, Ald. Banks nephew thru marriage, and a lawyer who also does some zoning work in Chicago.
how it works

United States

#12 Jan 31, 2008
ChrisB wrote:
Things like this make me wish we could vote in the other party's primaries. I am registered Republican but live in Chicago, and so pretty much have no say in who runs my city. My vote is pretty pointless because in this city, the Democrat Primary is where the real election happens, not the general election.
Anyway at least they are raising our taxes to pay off all these mobsters. I'd hate to have mobsters drive the same kind of car I do or have to work 40+ hour weeks like we peons do.
There are no REGISTERED party members in Illinois. Its an open promary system when you go to vote you select whichever party's ballot you want.

So, if you are really more concerned about getting better candidates I suggest you forego voting in the McCain-Romney race and ask for a Democratic party ballot.
American Chick

Oak Lawn, IL

#13 Jan 31, 2008
Darren from Chicago wrote:
Nope. From the City American Chick.
Give me a break. I know this street. If you don't see a problem with this, you must be on the payroll or related, or both!
Darn you figured it out
Joseph Gerarrd

United States

#14 Jan 31, 2008
Please provide a photo of the house.
Sarah

Chicago, IL

#15 Jan 31, 2008
this zoning chaos has spread to the burbs too. In my town of Park Ridge, zoning is approved to those who donate money to the mayor or his hand-picked aldermen!
blue collar guy

Coal City, IL

#16 Jan 31, 2008
Why do we get these "investigative" stories after the elections for alderman?
Vinny

Chicago, IL

#17 Jan 31, 2008
American Chick wrote:
Banks has done alot for our kids school. He really trys to keep up with his ward and keep it nice.
For a second there, I thought you were talking about Tony Soprano. I guess it's the same thing.
follow the money

United States

#19 Jan 31, 2008
blue collar guy wrote:
Why do we get these "investigative" stories after the elections for alderman?
Good question!
American Chick

Oak Lawn, IL

#20 Jan 31, 2008
Vinny wrote:
<quoted text>For a second there, I thought you were talking about Tony Soprano. I guess it's the same thing.
Just stating a fact - I live in his ward and he tries to keep it nice and gives to my kids school. BUt hey if Tony can keep my neighborhood nice so be it.

Grazie
Dan - Riverside

United States

#21 Jan 31, 2008
American Chick wrote:
Banks has done alot for our kids school. He really trys to keep up with his ward and keep it nice.
(Banks) has done a "alot" for our schools, He really "trys"...
Apparently, not well enough. Next time, use spell check.
Oskee

United States

#22 Jan 31, 2008
Personally i liked the gang-infested, crime-ridden cesspool that Bucktown was before.

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