Aldermen, Start Your Engines!

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It’s the most wonderful timmmmeeee of the year! It’s the Aldermanic election season, silly! Tonight, Schad is going back into the Chicago Public Radio studios to record some tracks for an upcoming series of sketches on Eight Forty-Eight, the morning issues program. The sketches follow fictitious Alderman Ed Bus on his campaign for re-election in the 53rd. So we need to give you a reference level. All around us this week we’ve seen crazy, stupid, lame ass people run for the lowest of local political offices. There is bound to be hijinx. For instance, did you know that Alderman Ed Burke (pictured with fake hat) has NEVER had an opponent? He was elected in 71 and nobody has ever run against him. And his ward has totally changed where it is predominantly African American and Latino. Throughout the day, I’ll give you other awesome Aldermanic tidbits. But the best part about Ed Burke? When you search for images of him in google, this is the first image that pops up. The 4th is our Separated at Birth with him and Colonel Sanders. Geesh, I’ll bet we are on a list somewhere. If my pothole doesn’t get fixed or my garbage overflows without pickup for a couple days, or a Streets and Sans worker tries to choke me to death, I think I should take that as a sign.

edburke.jpg

It’s the most wonderful timmmmeeee of the year! It’s the Aldermanic election season, silly! Tonight, Schad is going back into the Chicago Public Radio studios to record some tracks for an upcoming series of sketches on Eight Forty-Eight, the morning issues program. The sketches follow fictitious Alderman Ed Bus on his campaign for re-election in the 53rd. So we need to give you a reference level. All around us this week we’ve seen crazy, stupid, lame ass people run for the lowest of local political offices. There is bound to be hijinx. For instance, did you know that Alderman Ed Burke (pictured with fake hat) has NEVER had an opponent? He was elected in 71 and nobody has ever run against him. And his ward has totally changed where it is predominantly African American and Latino. Throughout the day, I’ll give you other awesome Aldermanic tidbits. But the best part about Ed Burke? When you search for images of him in google, this is the first image that pops up. The 4th is our Separated at Birth with him and Colonel Sanders. Geesh, I’ll bet we are on a list somewhere. If my pothole doesn’t get fixed or my garbage overflows without pickup for a couple days, or a Streets and Sans worker tries to choke me to death, I think I should take that as a sign.

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