As Tabares Runs For A Full Term In 23rd Ward, Challenger Questions Her Ties To Madigan

The Illinois Sunshine database was cited in this article.

Via – Block Club Chicago

When long time 23rd Ward Ald. Mike Zalewski announced in April that he planned to retire before his term was up — giving Mayor Rahm Emanuel a chance to appoint his replacement, and giving him or her a leg up in the race for a full term — Paulino Villarreal did not even apply.

Even though his 2015 bid for alderman was cut short by heart problems, Paulino Villarreal told The Daily Line he was certain the selection process was “rigged” for then state Rep. Silvana Tabares, an ally of House Speaker Michael Madigan.

“It is a farce,” Villarreal said in May. “The deal has been cut.”

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