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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board – City Council endorsements, 32nd – 39th Wards

February 11, 2015
The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorses Scott Waguespack for re-election in the 32nd Ward. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorses Scott Waguespack for re-election in the 32nd Ward. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune)

32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original parking meter deal, now recognized as a financial disaster for the city. He has consistently pressed for responsible spending, and pension and ethics reform. He has challenged Mayor Rahm Emanuel without being a showboat about it. The political action committee linked to the mayor is spending money to defeat Waguespack, which shows an intolerance for dissent. Why not pour the cash into replacing City Council do-nothings? Waguespack is enthusiastically endorsed over Elise Doody-Jones, a small-business owner who is sincerely engaged in her community.

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