Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Garfield Ridge Residents Quiz Aldermen on New Ward Map, City Services and More

Two of the three aldermen invited to appear at Monday night's meeting of the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch showed up and fielded questions regarding Chicago's new ward map, racial/ethnic politics, delivery of city services, privatization of public education, criminal activity and more.

Twenty-third Ward Alderman Michael R. Zalewski and 13th Ward Alderman Marty Quinn attended. Fourteenth Ward Alderman Edward M. Burke did not.

Also fielding questions was Chicago Police Captain Dennis Walsh, representing CPD Eighth District Commander David R. McNaughton.

The Southwest Chicago Post captured video highlights of the meeting---under difficult shooting conditions (a small, crowded room with pillars in the way at times).

The next public meeting of the GRNW will occur in March. Through the winter, the group will continue to post updates on its website ( and patrol the community; plus, stay tuned to the Southwest Chicago Post for updates on the GRNW and other crime prevention activity in the neighborhood.

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1 comment:

  1. Did anyone ask the aldermen why they make over $100k annually for a part time job?