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Archive for April, 2010

Infographic: Michael Guillen

April 23rd, 2010 3 comments

There are other East Chicagoans locating East Chicago through map making.

More work.

Categories: Information Graphics

Local Politics: Tilting Power In My Precinct

April 22nd, 2010 1 comment

THE MONEY IS FLOWING AGAIN IN E.C. POLITICS

Yesterday, I produced some campaign literature for our precinct committeewoman.

Hopefully, I’ve been successful in communicating how contentious politics can get here. This year’s off-cycle election is especially interesting. Besides a few important county wide offices, this election will be remembered for the East Chicago committee person races. Everyone is expecting our Mayor, the Honorable George Pabey, to be found guilty sometime this summer, which would mean that the precinct committee people will appoint the next Mayor. So everyone is either getting into a race or trying to stack the races. Pabey is trying to stack the precincts with people loyal to him as is Hammond Mayor John McDermott and Mayoral hopefuls John Aguilera and Anthony Copeland.

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The Federal Prosecutors Office has had a central roll in initiating the last three changes in power here in East Chicago. Why such intense interest at the Federal level? Could the largest inland oil refinery and steel mills in the country have anything to do with that?

I wonder if this is how Oil and Steel get to vote in local politics?

– Just Asking

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Categories: East Chicago, Local

The Land I Use: Making an Environmental Inventory of East Chicago

April 6th, 2010 3 comments

Categories: The Land I Use

What I Am Looking At: On Teeny Tiny Tuesday

April 1st, 2010 1 comment

On Tuesdays, the kids get out of school early. This week we checked out the new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry – Science Storm.

<Just saying>
It is a brilliantly organized patterned space of light, color, and waves. As an activist space of semi-permanent large scaled “interactive information installations” it draws upon the full rhythmic and sensual engagement culture of rock concert and night club stage design – A kind of refined Wonka / Rube Goldbery space of gestured science.
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Forgive my indulgences.

What I Am Looking At: Vinton County Ohio

April 1st, 2010 3 comments

Last weekend I visited Vinton County to help my brother in-law run for county commissioner. The trip gave me a little education into this region of the country. – Phone Photos

Information on Vinton County via [ Wikipedia ]