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Mark Jones

Deputy Editor, Illinois Observer
Mark Jones has written 5 posts for THE iLLINOIS OBSERVER

Chicago GOP Committeemen Races See 4 Upsets, 27 New Faces

(Chicago, IL) – April 11, 2012. The March 20 GOP primary races for Chicago Republican Ward Committeemen witnessed four incumbent upsets out of 13 contested seats where incumbents were running, and saw a total of 27 new faces enter the GOP committeemen ranks, plus a jump in GOP voters going to the voting booths in Chicago. Continue reading »

Aon, Chrysler, Ford Logon to Gov. Pat Quinn’s New “Help-Wanted” System

(Chicago) – April 5, 2012. Governor Pat Quinn announced on Wednesday a new “help wanted” system that connects job seekers with job hunters. Continue reading »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Converting Springfield Pumping Station to Electricity, Saving Taxpayers $7.5 Million

(Chicago, IL) – April 5, 2012.  Electricity is replacing steam power at the City of Chicago’s Springfield Avenue Pumping Station, as part of “Building a New Chicago”, a comprehensive $7.3 billion infrastructure renewal program put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. In a network of 12 pumping stations, the Springfield Station, at 1725 N. Springfield Avenue … Continue reading »

With Gay Smoking Prevalence 12% Points Above General Population, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rolls Out New Chicago Gay Health Plan

(Chicago, IL) – April 3, 2012. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched a Community Action Plan outlining strategies to address the specific health needs of Chicago’s gay community, including targeting well-above average smoking habits. Continue reading »

Who Are The Top 10, Bottom 10 Cook County Township Democratic, GOP Committeemen?

(Chicago, IL) – April 2, 2012. Like the City of Broad Shoulders, the 30 Cook County suburban townships collaring Chicago have their own elected Democratic and Republican committeemen who aim to push, pull, and drag voters to the polls like their city cousins–some doing it better than others. Continue reading »

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