Star105.5’s Joe Cicero Considering Running for the U.S. Senate as an Independent

When my wife told me of a radio guy talking about needing 25,000 signatures to run for office, my mind jumped to Mancow, who has mentioned that he would like to run for Governor.

Turns out the radio guy is Star105’s Joe Cicero and he is thinking of running for the U.S. Senate as an Independent against incumbent Democrat Tammy Duckworth.

Here is his Facebook post last night:

Joe Cicero

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After a lengthy conversation with my Aunt today, and then a good friend, I decided to spend my Friday looking at what it takes to run for the U.S. Senate in the state of Illinois.

Deadline is March 14th. I would need 25,000 signatures and run as an Independent.

The following is gleaned from part of my conversation with them today.

My slogan: Practicality over Politics.

Let’s be real.

The divisive topics of today are splintering us as a nation and you, me, and so many aren’t feeling any hope.

Are our leaders actually looking out for OUR best interests, or theirs?

We know the answer.We REALLY need to come together and it can be done.

Left and Right have GOT to start to at LEAST meet each other on the playing field – and we aren’t even on the field together.

Sports analogy aside, let’s TRY to talk and figure out how we can bring back a society who really cares about people, and wants the best for the country.

Both sides want it.

We just need LEADERSHIP.

Right now left and right aren’t governing for us, they are pointing fingers and throwing tantrums.

What do we lose?

Common sense.

When you get into a heated argument with someone what happens?

You say and do things that hurt people.

That’s what many of our politicians are doing these days.

I have followed politics since I was a kid.


The lack of leadership astounds me these days.

We don’t need to keep POLARIZING.

We need to find common ground.

We are letting our “leaders” define who we are.

That’s not how it should be.

Our leaders should be defined by us.

By how we feel, by how we live our lives.

Too many have been in office too long and don’t know what’s really going on.

I’m living it, same as you.

I’ve seen what the pandemic has done to us, my kids, my family, your family.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for someone to go to D.C. and be a real representation of YOU.

Let’s focus on some SELF LOVE here at home as well as keeping our country safe.

I will NOT be defined as left or right, democrat or republican.

I’ll be defined as an American.

Like YOU.

(I’ll let you know if I need the signatures.)

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The radio station has this to say about Cicero and his radio partner Tina Bree:

Joe And Tina In The NW Burbs

Joe and Tina have been a mainstay of mornings in area for almost 12 years!

You can listen every morning as they have updates on happening across the area, and a lot of fun too!

You can play “You’ve Got to Get up Pretty Early” in the morning at 530, Thee Impossible Question at 620, and hear the Hollywood Quick hits at 550 and 750!

In between they’ll talk about things that affect your daily life, while starting the morning out as upbeat as possible.

It’s real, and it’s your hometown station!


Star105.5’s Joe Cicero Considering Running for the U.S. Senate as an Independent — 16 Comments

  1. Joe Cicero, or whomever is advising him, better do their homework for running as an independent.

    The filing deadline for independents and new political party candidates is July 5-11 for those 25K valid signatures.

    March 14 is the last day for established political parties to file petitions for their party’s primary on June 28.

  2. Cicero’s information is incorrect.

    While it’s true that he would need 25,000 valid signatures, the filing deadline would NOT be March 14 UNLESS he were running an ESTABLISHED political party (the state of Illinois only recognizes Democrat and Republican).

    Since Cicero said he wants to run as an Independent, different dates would apply.

    April 13 is when he could begin collecting signatures as an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate and filing is July 5-11 according to the 2022 Candidate’s Guide issued by the Illinois State Board of Elections.


    Federal, State, and County
    Established Political Parties
    March 7 – March 14, 2022
    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1b(c), 7-10, 7-12(1))
    January 13, 2022
    Special Judicial Filing Period
    March 28 – April 4, 2022
    (10 ILCS 5/7-12(1))
    For Supreme, Appellate, and Circuit Court judges when a vacancy occurs between the three week filing period prior to the filing deadline, February 21 – March 14, 2022.
    New Political Parties and Independents
    July 5 – July 11, 2022
    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1b(m), 10-4, 10-6)
    April 13, 2022


    Established Party: For 2022 only, March 7, 2022 – March 14, 2022. (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1b(c)) Independent & New Party: For 2022 only, July 5, 2022 – July 11, 2022. (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.1b(m))

  3. Did the bitch Duckworthless set him up for this to split the anti-Duckworthless vote.

    If not, she’ll be delighted to have her minions get the sigs……whatever the cost, it’ll be a campaign bargain per anti-Duckworthless vote.

  4. Another wacky DJ stunt that is a bit too early for April fool’s Day.

    Guy’s named Joe are to be avoided for any political office.

  5. Any politician who complains about “polarization” or the “Lack of bipartisanship” is a FRAUD.

    “Bipartisan” is code word for “Republicans need to capitulate again”.

    I assure you, the LEFT hates compromise and will never reach out to shake hands with the other side.

    All the LEFT demands is obedience to their autocratic rule.

    They talk about bipartisanship – When did Pelosi, Shumer, Schiff ever reveal “bipartisanship”?

    “Political Civility” is for losers like Kinzinger, Cheyney, the Bush family – total dolts who aren’t even aware they are being raped and abused by the LEFT.

  6. CLM,

    The Left/Democrats compromise all the time, as do Republicans, and not only with minor concessions.

    Look at Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois General Assembly Democrats.

    Two years ago, at the start of the pandemic, the Democrats pushed for unsolicited vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots to be sent to all registered voters in Illinois.

    Two election overhaul/reforms bills passed in Springfield since May of 2020 (SB 1863, SB 825), there is no unsolicited VBM ballot provisions, and nearly all voters still have to apply to receive a VBM ballot.

    Only extremists spread lies against bipartisan cooperation.

    Voters will see through it.

  7. The article doesn’t tell any of Joe’s views about controversial issues.

    If he runs, he should tell us many of his views.

    If he doesn’t, no one will have a reason to vote for him.

  8. Lopez, maybe you should be very careful about bandying about the epithet ‘extremist.’

    Are you like the globalist turd called Cruz?

    Start thinking.

  9. IMHO, when another loser RINO called Joe, pooh-poohs the electoral corruption afoot locally and in the Congoid shooting gallery called Chiraq, I take umbrage.

  10. Bobby Piton is the only candidate I know running against Tammy “Crash My Helicopter Doing a Beer Run and Lose My Legs” Duckworth who will only sit for one term. Any of these 170k/yr grifters making that promise?

    He already has exposed the 2020 cheat and the complete financial waste occurring in DC.

    I thank Tammy for her service and support of the Schumer, Pelosi and Durbin grift.

  11. This is almost as funny as Tadelman running for sheriff as a Republican!

  12. John Lopez: forgive me, but your incoherent rant was almost impossible for me to understand.

    The Democrats in Illinois have a super-majority; they don’t need a single Republican vote to pass ANYTHING.

    Try again: articulate for me precisely your argument.

    How did Pritzger and the Democrats (who hold a super-majority) engage in “bipartisanship”?

    What precisely was the give and take between the two parties?

    There was unsolicited mail in voting – everyone received ballots – our household received ballots despite specifically requesting that WE NOT receive them (arguing that mail in ballots are a fraudulent way to get ballots out there to cheat).

    We received 5 ballots to our “unsolicited” household.

    Unsolicited ballots are sent out….the Democrats got there way.

    Wake up, dude – you live in fantasyland.

  13. Didn’t Duckworthless call in an airstrike on her own position?

    She was born Thailand of a Chinese Thai mother.

    Her Daddy was unemployed a few times and wound up in Hawaii to go on welfare.

    The Siamese King awarded her this medal:

    The Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand (Thai: เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันมีเกียรติยศยิ่งมงกุฎไทย; RTGS: Khrueang Ratcha-itsariyaphon An Mi Kiattiyot Ying Mongkut Thai) is a Thai order, established in 1869 by King Rama V of The Kingdom of Siam (now Thailand) for Thais, the royal family, governmental employees, and foreign dignitaries for their outstanding services to the Kingdom of Thailand.

    I wonder just what “outstanding service” she rendered to the Thai crown.

    Interestingly, the Siamese king in ’42 awarded the same honor to Japanese admirals Isoroku Yamamoto and Chūichi Nagumo, the masterminds of the Pearl Harbor attack.

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