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Rumored Remap Would Push Out Waguespack From Roscoe Village and West Lakeview

By Mike Fourcher | Friday, December 2, 2011

Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd). Official photo.

A number of neighborhood leaders confirm that Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) has distributed an email warning that the City Council Rules Committee plans to create a new ward that runs between Addison St. and Diversey Ave, with undetermined east and west boundaries that would at least span between Hamlin Park and West Lakeview. The rumored new ward would move the 32nd Ward south of Diversey Ave.

The rumored new new ward boundaries would move the 20th Ward, currently represented by Ald. Willie Cochran, from Lawndale and Englewood, to the North Side. Cochran, who beat rapper Che ‘Rhymefest’ Smith for reelection last spring, has a ward that is likely to turn majority Latino or be completely eliminated as part of the remap.

Reached this afternoon, 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman John Fritchey did not think the rumored remap was a done deal. ”Based on discussions I’ve had with people with knowledge of the negotiations, as of last night, whether or not the 20th Ward will find itself up on the north side is still up on the air,” said Fritchey.

The rumored new 20th Ward would not impact the 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman’s race already underway. Both Incumbent Committeeman John Fritchey and Waguespack live south of Diversey.

Ald. Waguespack did not respond to requests for comment by publication.

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  • http://Www.fritchey.com Commissioner John Fritchey

    For the record, while I have had no involvement with the remap process, it is my hope that we would preserve all of the neighborhoods currently in the 32nd Ward.  Given that the new census figures require the ward to lose approximately 10,000 people, that clearly won’t be the case but I am hopeful that the majority of the integrity of the ward can be maintained intact.

  • Anonymous

    The new math? 10,000 people X 50 wards = 5,000,000 people in Chicago? I don’t think so.  Joe Lake, Chicago

  • Anonymous

    32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack –  Smarter, Better Government.  http://scottforchicago.com   Ald. Scott Waguespack has filed to run for 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman in the March 20, 2012 primary election.  
    Joe Lake, Chicago

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E4UG6WYX6UTY4K27ETC4NIWUSI Coconuts

    Joe Lake for new 32 nd ward Alderman . Joe Lake better Gov. Association. Go to   http://votejoelake.com  …..Vote John Fritchey 32nd Ward Democratic Committeman! 

    • Anonymous

      Mr. Frank Coconate is confused. I’m not running for anything. 

      In the interest of full disclosure, I’m 75. For more information, see: Joe Lake EveryBlock Public Profile  http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/1090 

      Joe Lake, Chicago

  • Steve Jensen

    We shall not be moved.

  • Chgo Dark Knight

    man, the editor sure went to town on the delete key over here. were the comments THAT bad??

    • Anonymous

      We didn’t delete any comments in this thread. I’m not sure why there are ellipses in those comments.

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