CHICAGO — A grassroots community organizer and IT consultant announced his candidacy for 19th Ward alderman in the 2023 Chicago election. Beverly resident, Tim Noonan, plans to challenge the incumbent Matt O’Shea, who is running for his fourth term. The Chicago mayoral and city council election is Feb. 28, 2023.
“I wouldn’t have gotten involved if I didn’t think Matt was beatable,” Noonan said. “He’s representing only a small segment of the 19th Ward. He hasn’t paid attention to certain areas of 19th Ward, such as Morgan Park, east Beverly, and anything east of Western Avenue.”
Noonan says he talked to a lot of residents who are not happy with the status quo in the 19th Ward, which encompasses the Beverly, Mount Greenwood and Morgan Park neighborhoods. He accused O’Shea of only focusing his attention on a narrow segment of between Western and Kedzie Avenue.
Mary Kaye Jenrich
February 17, 2023 at 9:32 pm
I disagree with you. I live on 110th & Troy (one block east of Kedzie). If you call this the attention getting segment of the 19th Ward, then I hate to see the areas receiving the lack of attention you speak of. They must be a horrible mess. Seriously, we get nothing. I came from Ray Lopez’s 15th Ward, where every part of the Ward was very well cared for. Even the gang problems were diminished because he tackled them face to face. Yes, I do compare this Ward to the 15th Ward. I need an Alderperson who can do the job they’ve been hired to do. Are you up to that task, Mr. Noonan? That’s all I need to Jenrich.
February 18, 2023 at 11:23 pm
Hi Mary Kaye,
Thank you for your comment. Much of east of Western, especially east of Longwood does not register. That is not to say that where you are located is feeling ANY love. Like I mentioned “He’s representing only a small segment of the 19th Ward.”
Crime is out of hand, and he is doubling down on bad ideas. My idea is to prevent crime before it happens. We need to get kids off the streets and into good paying jobs. We need to provide outlets for the kids. We need vocational training. So that kids will not be around when there is a gun offered to him. That is what public safety is all about.
Thanks again for reaching out.