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Tomorrow’s Political Valentine

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, February 13, 2012

Incumbent 32nd Ward Dem. Committeeman and challenger Ald. Scott Waguspack will meet for a political forum on Valentine's Day.

Forget candy, jewelry, dinner or lingerie: This year, spend Valentine’s with your sweetest listening to two politicians argue in a church basement.

A slave to the neighborhood schedule, the South Lakeview Neighbors Association is keeping true to their 7:00 p.m. on the Second Tuesday of the month date, with a grand forum between 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman candidates, Ald. Scott Waguespack and incumbent John Fritchey, who also happens to be the area’s Cook County Commissioner.

As we’ve written before, the two candidates are one time allies who stopped talking to each other some time ago. So at the very least it should be interesting to see how they interact as they begin the ramp up to the March 20 election date. St.Alphonsus Church Basement,
1429 W. Wellington Ave. Coffee at 7:00 p.m., Forum at 7:30 p.m.

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  • Anonymous

    32nd Ward Committeeman John Fritchey and Alderman Scott Waguespack were never allies.  It’s just fiction. Joe Lake, Chicago

    • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

      That’s funny Joe, I’ve got scores of e-mails to the contrary (many of which include you in them), dating back to before you had ever even heard of Scott, and tens of thousands of dollars in cashed checks that would argue to the contrary.

      Try sticking to the truth some time, it would be a good change of pace for you up there at your apartment in the 47th Ward.

      • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

        No response Joe? Would it help your memory if I posted some of the old e-mails that you were a party to? Or the checks that were written for Scott’s campaign?

        • Todd Farkas

          So let me get this straight, you wrote some checks to Waguespacks’ campaign back in 2007?

          5 years ago?

        • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

          Todd, Joe Lake is trying to assert that Scott and I were never allies.  The reality is that in addition to providing staff, designing mail, and handling a number of other aspects of Scott’s campaign, I also funded a number of other things for Scott’s initial campaign.  Even Scott begrudgingly acknowledges that. I’m simply trying to correct Joe’s repeated attempts to rewrite history.

        • Anonymous

          I stand on my original statement. The 32nd Ward voters will decide the Democratic committeeman election on March 20, 2012.  Joe Lake, Chicago

        • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

          No Joe, that wasn’t your original statement, this was: ’32nd Ward Committeeman John Fritchey and Alderman Scott Waguespack were never allies.  It’s just fiction.’  You repeatedly make statements that you know to be false and then ignore them when confronted with the truth.

        • Anonymous

          The voters will decide who will be the 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman on March 20, 2012.

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

          Joe Lake thats a lie….I was with Waguespack and Pat Bottereman when he first decided to run. Fritchey was the first and only elected official on board. Fritchey caught all kinds of heat 1 You guys are ungrateful…Fritchey helps Waguespack and now Waguespack stbs Fritchey in the back.

        • Anonymous

          32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman John Fritchey never endorsed Ald. Scott Waguespack in the 2007 32nd Ward aldermanic race.

        • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

          As were most of the decisions in that campaign, that was a strategic decision made by Pat Botterman and myself.

        • Anonymous

          Pat Bottom is dead.  Joe Lake, Chicago

        • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

          Unfortunately Joe, that’s about the only correct statement that you’ve made. But nevertheless, I still have all of the e-mails from Scott’s first race…

        • Todd Farkas

          “The city fired Mr. Coconate in August 2005, just days before Mr. Jackson spoke to Mr. Coconate’s renegade political group, the Northwest Side Democratic Organization. City officials said at the time that Mr. Coconate’s reports of work sites he inspected as a safety specialist did not match the data recorded by a GPS tracker in his city truck.”Frank Coconate, we readers have Google you know? After reading this I sure don’t trust anything you say here.

        • Todd Farkas

          So you were a paid campaign worker then, not an ally. 

  • Chgo Dark Knight

    Will John bail like he did last week at the DePaul Student event?, he was to speak there.

    Will I ask him about his shady ownership of a new development in the old St Mary’s convent?

    you betcha.

    • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

      Once again, you wouldn’t know a fact if it hit you in the head.  I was at the DePaul event, and in fact, was there longer than most any of other electeds.

      As far as the property is concerned, ask away. There’s been nothing that hasn’t been upfront about it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Fredricksen/100001957958580 Fred Fredricksen

        YOU BAILED ON SPEAKING TO THE STUDENTS. That’s why you were invited John.
        Now, that’s a fact.

        • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

          No Fred, caps or no caps, that isn’t a fact.  I had previously told them that I had another event to go to after theirs but wanted to still come by. They had informed me that I would be speaking at 6. As tends to happen at times, they were running behind in their schedule. I stayed until 6:45, at which point, I had to leave. Feel free to check with the representatives from the SGA on that one.

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

          I have known Fritchey for 30 years…..He has done more in 1 year than Waguespack has done in 8 years. Fritchey never bails and always puts his name on comments…unlike the dark knight.

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

          Hey Fred! Did you ever listen to the song from Super Fly?

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

          This is strictly about your oppinion….

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECgBXkil7YI

  • Anonymous

    I just received an email stating that, “Robocalls are being made from 312-953-0931 (unlisted cell phone) completely ‘trashing’ (32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman John) Fritchey.” An email from Ald. Scott Wagespack’s campaign for 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman’s campaign denies any connection to the robocalls.  Joe Lake, Chicago

    • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

      Um Joe, Scott and I are the only ones running.  Makes it pretty easy to figure out whose campaign the calls were placed on behalf of.

      • Chgo Dark Knight

        I would like to applaud the Banks family for today’s anti-Fritchey robocall I received – Alderman Waguespack would never resort to hit-pieces or negative campaigning.

        He has the trust and confidence of the 32nd ward voters.

        • http://www.fritchey.com/ Hon. John Fritchey

          Nice try but you’re obviously, and conveniently, forgetting the negative pieces that Scott used in the past. I’d be happy to show them to you if you want to stop by my office some time.

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

          I worked for Waguespack in the past Fritchey. He sends Joe Lake out to hit you while he hides under his bed to see what the fall out is…..Than he send Romanelli and Craig Norris….Waguespack sits back while these goons attack yoyu.

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

      Hey Joe!    1312-GFY!

  • Anonymous

    “A slave to the neighborhood schedule…” Mike never passes up a chance to rip SLVN.

    • Anonymous

      Actually I thought that was a neutral statement about SLVN and more about the difficulties neighborhood groups have with rescheduling events. Once you set a regular time, it’s pretty hard to get people to go at a different time.

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

    How come the great leader Waguespck never …ever makes a statement unless its voting for a 87% increase in Water and Sewer tax…closing of two Police Stations in the 32Ward after he promised in 2010 to help get money to build more Police Stations after that Irsih Girls head was busted by a thug on Waguespacks watch, and raising parking fees. John Fritchey has cut spending at the County and cleaned house…What has Waguespack done? Bult more boat housese and put food trucks on the street to cut into Resturant Business. In regards to the Robo call….SEIU Jerry Morrison told me he was going to spend on Waguespack…because he hates Fritchey. Billy Banks? Why don’t you just blame Rostenkowski Roger Romanelli-Joe Lake and Craig Norris? Your the only people in the ward WHO don’t like John Fritchey! Alderman Waguespack is a sell out….SEIU union owns him now!

  • Anonymous

    According to my observations over the last three years, 32nd Ward Democratic Committeeman John Fritchey has not performed virtually any of the usual and customary duties of a Chicago committeeman. 

    Alderman Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward), in my opinion has performed virtually all of the usual and customary duties of a Chicago alderman. The Chicago Reader reported that Ald. Waguespack was selected ‘Best Alderman’ in 2011.

    Ald. Waguespack has proven to be an able administrator and in my opinion will make a good Chicago committeeman.  Joe Lake, Chicago

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

      Joe ..You have to be kidding me!  Waguespack voted for every fee increase he could think of to balance a Budget he helped tp create. Waguespack has never supported a Democrat in his ward …..should I refer to a letter  Alderman Waguespack directed me to send out to the Democratic Party that stated that he would support the Republican for Governor! Fritchey has supported Toni Preckwinkle-Mike Quigley for office….thats why they have Endorsed John Fritchey over your Harpo Marx Candidate Scott Waguespack.

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

    This song is for Joe Lake-Craig Norris -Dan Blue -Roger the dodger Romenelli and Scott waguespack!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gZEox8Crwc

    • Chgo Dark Knight

      Wait, aren’t you the guy that was famously fired from the water dept for not being at your assigned job sites??

  • http://twitter.com/djshelly Shelly

    Ummm…Yeah, both of my parents and I got the robocalls. (Our numbers are all suburban registered numbers…I also might add that none of us listened to the entire robocall either to see who it is from.) I thought that I had heard that there was a 3rd candidate running….am I not correct? This should be interesting to follow. Have fun Fritchey and Waguespack.

    • Anonymous

      There are two Democratic candidates running for 32nd Ward Democratic committeeman, Ald. Scott Waguespack and Mr. Fritchey. 32nd Ward Republican Committeeman John Curry is running for reelection and is unopposed.

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