Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Mayor Rahm Emanuel's critic, 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti, was at the City Club this afternoon sounding like a candidate for mayor.
You may think the street violence, labor strikes and school closings are nothing new, but Alderman Fioretti told the City Club there’s something new out there – a new determination by ordinary people to fight back at places like hearings on school closings.
“It’s stunning to see on a cold, freezing, windy night, parents coming out with babies in arms, lining up to attend a hearing,” Fioretti said. “I can’t imagine another issue that would bring people out in these numbers and with such unity of purpose. And yet, I have to say, the hearings were a charade.”
Fioretti said the public school system needs some accountability with an elected school board.
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