201 Miles to Springfield: Ameya Pawar coming out swinging

Ameya Pawar (I-North Center) has promised to cut his mayoral aldermanic salary to about $60K, according to his blog. Pawar is running for the 47th Ward position in the 2011 municipal election. His pledge can be seen on his fact check page.

That page includes charges that Incumbent Ald. Eugene Schulter (D-North Center) has accepted $20K in campaign contributions from individuals representing interests in the Western Avenue TIF district and $30K from individuals and corporations involved in liquor distributing and other businesses doing business before the City Council Liquor Commission.

In total, Schulter has a campaign chest of $800K according to reports filed with the State of Illinois.

Related posts:

  1. 201 Miles to Springfield: Mayoral race
  2. Ameya Pawar to challenge Eugene Schulter for Alderman
  3. 201 Miles to Springfield: August 1, 2010
  4. 201 Miles to Springfield: Editorial note
  5. 201 Miles to Springfield: August 8, 2010
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Patrick grew up near LaFollette Park on the West Side. He contends that the very best Italian beef sandwiches are made on the West Side and has a strange love of the flat pizza from that part of the city. Patrick led The Bulldog to win seven journalism awards in 2011, including four awards to Patrick as a solo or a team member. He is very proud of The Dog's coverage of politics and schools in the neighborhood. Patrick wrote for the Times of Northwest Indiana as a stringer covering Cook County Government, for the Chicago Tribune as a stringer on the Chicago Wolves and for ChicagoNow as a writer before starting The Dog. He wrote for four years for ChiTownDailyNews.org as a media commentator and spent about 20 years in operations at city newspapers, including nine years as owner of his own distribution company. Prior to that he spent about nine years in public relations. Patrick has a Masters degree from the University of Colorado. He attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and Weber High School and St. Peter Canisius grammar school. The two-flat he owns was built in 1912 and has never been featured, to his knowledge, in any major motion pictures despite having a way-cool garden. Patrick purchased the property in 1994 and "couldn't afford to buy it now." His daughter is a college student in California. He lives in the house with his wife, Jane, and two cats who often sit in on his phone interviews.

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