Sunday, October 11, 2015

MR. WRITE: With 333 Co-Signers, Boystown Man Seeks Answers From His Alderman

Ald. Tunney
It has been a month since Boystown resident Ted Rosinus wrote a letter to his alderman, Tom Tunney, with a few courteously-presented questions about the alderman's response to crime and the seeming lack of results.

Five days later, Tunney's chief of staff, Bennett Lawson, told Rosinus in an email that a response was being prepared. Nothing has yet been received, Rosinus says, even after sending a second follow-up letter and email.

Now, with 333 co-signers recruited via an online petition, Rosinus has hand-delivered letter #3 to Tunney's office. A copy was emailed to Lawson on Friday.

Still ever-respectful, Rosinus—and his 333 co-signers—ask more important questions. They deserve answers, alderman.

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The names of all 333 petition signers stretch across eight pages following Ted's signature.
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26 comments:

  1. Yet another opportunity for a real journalist from the local media outlets to corner Tunney and ask him why he's above responding to a concerned citizen that he supposedly represents with his excessive taxpayer funded salary.

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  2. Guys....I'll say it again.
    -- Waste of time --
    This guy has already spoken volumes.
    He's gotta go. Same with Mr Social Work, Cappleman.
    Spend the energy finding, supporting and electing somebody who will do the job.

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  3. As Tunney doesn't face re-election for a few years, that ain't gonna happen soon.

    Prior to Tunney's recent re-election, I used to think this blog could be a force for political change, but when he won with 67 percent of his ward's voters, I realized it's more of a bubble of commenters who vent their frustrations by mostly posting snark. I thank the authors for making me aware of crime, criminals, and heavy crime areas in Wrigleyville/Boystown, but translating your activism into actual resident votes against Tunney appears a commanding challenge. At least you have several years ahead to try and improve how you go about doing it.

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    1. Wrigleyville and Boystown precincts were his worst-performing. He even came close to losing the vote of the high-rise directly next door to his own. But, as we said before the election, his restaurant hosts evening bingo for retirement home residents. They arrive and depart Ann Sather by the busload. You know how they will vote.

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  4. Who do you think controls the media? No such thing as real journalism today.

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  5. I am also curious how lo9ng this response will take...as citizens can we petition to remove him from the post?

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    1. I seriously doubt he has ANY intention of responding to Ted's letter. Just goes to show the level of hubris of our elected officials.... You know, the same officials who SHOULD be working for their constituents, but are more worried about helping only those who can help line their pockets. Disgusting. All of them.

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  6. Just classic Tunney. "They voted me back in" and I don't have to do jack til the next election. Oh, a ribbon cutting - where? Will there be a photo op? Tell them I will be there.

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  7. A sincere thanks to caring citizen, Ted.

    Takes a lot of guts to stand tall and demand answers from our elected officials and sign your name to it as you've done.

    keep up the good work Ted.

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    1. Thank you for your support! Did you cosign the letter with us? If not, please sign (https://www.change.org/p/alderman-tom-tunney-we-deserve-answers-from-alderman-tom-tunney) so we can add your name to the 4th letter.

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    2. Ted should run for Alderman. He's got my vote.

      And how about he lead a protest march to Rahm's house? I will be there!

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    3. Yes, I will be there, too!

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    4. Ted will either be run out of the state or he'll suddenly end up on a politician's payroll.

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  8. If he really wants to attract Tunney's attention why not have a loud party within earshot of his condo and when Tunney calls the police, the party goers can say "we only did this to get our Alderman's attention - can you deliver this note to him please?"

    Tunney's a clown.

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    1. LOL! I spit out my drink that is hilarious!

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  9. Have you ever even worn Jorts? Truly worn them?Oct 12, 2015, 12:27:00 PM

    I think you should walk by his office and slip one in the door every day.

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  10. Ted's last name is misspelled in the first line of the post.

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  11. Is there anyone who attended last week's CAPS meeting on October 7th that can share some thoughts and feedback on the meeting? Was Tunney even there? I wasn't able to make it but hope attendance was good and that Tunney was pressed hard by those there.

    Did anyone bring up the topic of his refusal to respond to this letter?

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    1. He looked like he just rolled out of bed. The same people who always claim they are "pressing hard" in confronting him were there too and he gave the same lame non-answers to the same questions.

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  12. Take to twitter with Tunney's lack of response and use as many hashtags as possible #cirmeinchicago #crimeinlakeview #crimein44th #aldnonreponsive #wedeservearesponse #pleaserespond #crimeinboystown #crimeinwrigleyville #Tunneydoesnotrespond. You can tweet @AldTomTunney and maybe if he sees twitter "light up" with his lack of response to his constituents he will be shamed into responding. If Ted doesn't mind, retweet Ted's tweet to @ABC7Chicago with all the hashtags that you think are relevant.

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    1. I don't think Tunney is our ticket to reduced crime in the neighborhood. He has no power or respect or authority at City Hall or with the CPD. He lacks basic leadership ability. He has his nose up the Mayor's butt and votes for budgets that clearly diminish the police force. I think it would be more effective to direct complaints directly to the Mayor.

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    2. Do you really think the mayor gives a shit about anyone outside of his circle of influence? Both know their constituents are dumb enough to keep voting for them into infinity so there's no reason they need to listen to anyone.

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    3. None of them care about their constituents. However, our job is to be as vocal and loud as possible and publicly embarrass them over and over and over again until they are shamed into doing something about it.

      The more vocal we are, the more people will know about the truth of what is going on around here. The more people who know, the more outrage. The more outrage, the louder the voice....you get the picture.

      These clowns won't do the right thing on their own...they have to be FORCED to do it. And the only thing that motivates these creeps (other than money) is to call them out in a very public way....make them look like the bad guy. Make them look like they are failing miserably at their high-paying jobs, that they don't give a shit about the people who voted them in.....

      Let's do this, neighbors. I don't want to relinquish my neighborhood to the thugs. If we had our shit together, we'd be out in full force, embarrassing Ricketts during tonight's Cubs game. He's a guy with power and certainly has the mayor's ear. You would think he wants his paying customers to continue to come to the ballpark with their families and dollars...yes? He has a responsibility to ensure his customers are safe and don't get robbed or worse.

      And while we protest and march, lets also call out the judges, Anita Alvarez and others who return these violent assholes to the street so they can continue to prey upon the good people of Chicago.

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  13. since none of us have world series tickets(?) lets make our own party on the northeast corner of Sheffield and Waveland (across from the bleachers and murphys) first home game!

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