In the last full week of the campaign for Oak Park village board president, candidate Anan Abu-Taleb comes on hard:
Abu-Taleb argued that at the heart of many village problems is an insular candidate slating process that excludes most citizens. “Candidates for the (Village Manager’s Association) pledge their allegiance to a party and not to the community,” he said.
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“If I wasn’t running, there’d be no talk of our financial condition, of the structural deficit,” he said. “I’m saying we have to do something now. We need to change before we’re forced to change.”
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“The issues are the financial issues, the debt, the empty store fronts. Those issues are directly threatening the base this community is built on,” he said.“Our government is indifferent, we think we’re better than others,” he said, calling that a mistake.
“We’re good. We’re not better than…
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