Monday, December 6, 2010
All the nominating petitions for the February 22nd Chicago municipal elections are in. Once again, the South side Wards have heaved up the strangest sounding cast of characters. Any one of them would fit quite well into that bizarre legislative body known as the Chicago City Council.
Here are my nominees for wackiest Chicago Aldermanic candidates (The names are written exactly as they will appear on the ballot):
#1 For Alderman 5th Ward
Sylvester "Junebug" Hendricks ---(Homeless) 5th Ward 45th Pct. Chicago, IL 60619
(This is obviously the kind of people's representative the Founding Fathers envisioned when crafting the Republic)
#2 For Alderman 4th Ward
Valencia "Mother Diva" Dantzler --- 5219 S. Greenwood Chicago, IL 60615
(I would guess she is a seer and Tarot card reader by occupation)
#3 For Alderman 13th Ward
"Zsa" Zdzislawa Popielarczyk --- 6201 S. Kedvale Chicago, IL 60629
(My formal name is Zdzislawa Popielarczyk, but you can just call me Zsa Popielarczyk -- Harry Caray would have had a field day with this name)
#4 For Alderman 21st Ward
Catherine D' Tycoon --- 8320 South Kerfoot Ave Chicago, IL 60620
(She is obviously a scion of the famous Tycoon family)
The election is Tuesday February 22nd. Be sure to vote early and often.