Chicago Republican Party Announces 2012 Leadership Team, Calls First Meeting

Today Chicago Republican Party Chairman Adam Robinson announced the Party’s leadership team for the 2012-16 term, and announced that the first regular meeting of the Chicago Republican Party will take place on May 24th, 2012.

“It’s with great excitement that I present to you the new leaders of our Chicago Republican Party,” said Robinson.  “Nearly 40% of our Committeemen are serving our party as elected Committeemen for the very first time, and it’s my intension to tap into this emerging talent within our party to create immediate impact and momentum as we launch our four year plan.  With our new Committeemen and the mentoring and experience of those Committeemen who have served the Party for multiple terms, I could not be more excited about the skills and experience that we’re fielding – there has never been a better time to be a Republican in the City of Chicago.”

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Chicago Republican Party Releases Statement Opposing Emanuel Infrastructure Trust

Mayor Emanuel's attempt to ram the Infrastructure Trust through the City Council today is an abuse of power. It is the same kind of abuse that brought us the parking meter scandal and the sale of the Skyway to pay short-term bills. Like the midnight destruction of Meigs Field, it is an attempt to make public policy without debate or discussion.

The Mayor has asked for new authority to spend money, on undisclosed projects, while bypassing the normal political process. The new Infrastructure Trust Authority is to be owned and operated entirely by the Mayor. Projects will be selected by the Mayor's handpicked few, putting enormous political power in his hands.

The intramural debate among the Democrats on this bill entirely misses the point.

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