Who would have ever thought that Illinois House Speaker and Democratic Party Chairman would have a primary opponent?
A young woman named Michele Piszczor has filed in the Democratic Party primary and is out there knocking on doors.
She’s a bold one, not even deterred when she sees a Mike Madigan sign in a person’s front yard.
Piszczor has discovered that Madigan precinct workers are promising to cut the property tax bills of homeowners.
And, all this time, most people thought Madigan was interested only in cutting the property tax bills of corporate clients.
What a revelation.
The 25-year old Piszczor asks the folks who answer the Madigan yard sign-bedecked homes if Madigan were interested in cutting their tax bill why hadn’t he done it during the 40 years he has been in office.
It is apparently a good enough pitch that some homeowners have gone out, pulled up the yard sign and tossed it in the trash.
When she was introduced at the Patriots United Pro-Life Unity Breakfast Saturday, she got more than a smattering of applause.
After the program, she related to those McHenry and Lake County folks gathered to congratulate her for her courage that someone had damaged the driver’s side door.
She told me that Madigan’s spokesman told the press that she probably did it herself.
Former State Rep. Maureen Murphy used to talk about the Madigoons.
It appears the thuggery still exists on the South Side of Chicago.
Piszczor had a Polish father and a Spanish speaking mother.
Having draw himself into an increasingly Hispanic district, Madigan has put three other people in the race to prevent a one-on-one contest.
Others have been put on the primary ballot to draw votes from Piszczor:
- Olivia Trejo
- Mike Rodriguez
- Robert Hanzik
Why’s she running?
She told Kristen McQueary of the Chicago News Cooperative,
“Madigan is the root of all evil here in our state. He is the weed in our garden.”
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Those who would like to help pay for the $330 repair bill for the car or the $400 the new tires cost can send checks to Michele Piszczor, 4332 W. 82nd Place, Chicago, IL 60652.