Republican Vice Chairman Richard Cahill Sr. cried Bah Humbug on his public access show this past Monday. During the broadcast Mr. Cahill (father of Alderman Richard Cahill Jr.) went ward by ward telling the alderman what he wanted for Christmas. He then called for the replacements in Wards 4, 5, and 7. "I would like new leadership in wards 5 and 7, what we have now are democratic puppets." To use your public access program to promote yourself or to take shots at the opposing side is one thing. After all it's public access and it is Mr. Cahill's right to his free speech but there should be limits to what you say out of respect. To say for Christmas you would like to get rid of 3 Alderman that were elected by the people is disgusting and the very opposite of what Christmas is all about.
For the record I think the Alderman in Wards 4, 5, 7, are doing a fantastic job. Alderman Reynolds who is my Alderman shows great leadership and is an asset to this community. Same is true of Alderman DiBella and Alderman Brown. I wish them all and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday. I wish the same to Mr.Cahill and hope he apologizes to the alderman that he disrespected.