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Political Discussion / Re: Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by markberwyn on April 06, 2017, 11:59:21 AM »

I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet.  It is unprecedented.

 After the primary, I did sent emails to all 5 local TV news stations as well as to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.  I guess they either don't read their "contact us" emails or they didn't think it was important as news.

Apologies if I misread this post, but: Those general "contact us" emails are lousy ways to contact local media. Those inboxes are not checked as often, the person checking them may not know who to forward a story to, and they're overwhelmed with spam and messages from people who think Obama is watching them through their laptops. Better to identify the reporters/producers who cover Berwyn- and LGBT-related stories and contact those people directly.

  I did email Rex Hupke of the Trib directly because he had done a story on Berwyn gays in 2010 and he often writes stories on gay issues.  His most recent column was on the rainbow flag.

But, other than that, I do not know of any reporters for the stations that do "gay news".  There have several stories in the Windy City times about the elections in Berwyn but I wouldn't know who to contact directly at a TV station or the newspapers.

Thanks for trying Ted to get the word out.  I find it amusing that the local media apparently felt it was more important to report that a gay man running for mayor in Evanston lost his race, than to mention that 7!!! LGBTs were elected to various offices in a suburb of somewhat comparable size (56K (Berwyn), 75K (Evanston)), but, unfortunately, not stature.

They know where their readers and viewers are, and how much money they have to spend.
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Political Discussion / Re: Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by berwynres on April 06, 2017, 10:41:07 AM »

I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet.  It is unprecedented.

 After the primary, I did sent emails to all 5 local TV news stations as well as to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.  I guess they either don't read their "contact us" emails or they didn't think it was important as news.

Apologies if I misread this post, but: Those general "contact us" emails are lousy ways to contact local media. Those inboxes are not checked as often, the person checking them may not know who to forward a story to, and they're overwhelmed with spam and messages from people who think Obama is watching them through their laptops. Better to identify the reporters/producers who cover Berwyn- and LGBT-related stories and contact those people directly.

  I did email Rex Hupke of the Trib directly because he had done a story on Berwyn gays in 2010 and he often writes stories on gay issues.  His most recent column was on the rainbow flag.

But, other than that, I do not know of any reporters for the stations that do "gay news".  There have several stories in the Windy City times about the elections in Berwyn but I wouldn't know who to contact directly at a TV station or the newspapers.

Thanks for trying Ted to get the word out.  I find it amusing that the local media apparently felt it was more important to report that a gay man running for mayor in Evanston lost his race, than to mention that 7!!! LGBTs were elected to various offices in a suburb of somewhat comparable size (56K (Berwyn), 75K (Evanston)), but, unfortunately, not stature.

 
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Political Discussion / Re: Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by Ted on April 05, 2017, 09:00:20 PM »

I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet.  It is unprecedented.

 After the primary, I did sent emails to all 5 local TV news stations as well as to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.  I guess they either don't read their "contact us" emails or they didn't think it was important as news.

Apologies if I misread this post, but: Those general "contact us" emails are lousy ways to contact local media. Those inboxes are not checked as often, the person checking them may not know who to forward a story to, and they're overwhelmed with spam and messages from people who think Obama is watching them through their laptops. Better to identify the reporters/producers who cover Berwyn- and LGBT-related stories and contact those people directly.

  I did email Rex Hupke of the Trib directly because he had done a story on Berwyn gays in 2010 and he often writes stories on gay issues.  His most recent column was on the rainbow flag.

 But, other than that, I do not know of any reporters for the stations that do "gay news".  There have several stories in the Windy City times about the elections in Berwyn but I wouldn't know who to contact directly at a TV station or the newspapers.
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Political Discussion / Re: Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by markberwyn on April 05, 2017, 08:03:16 PM »

I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet.  It is unprecedented.

 After the primary, I did sent emails to all 5 local TV news stations as well as to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.  I guess they either don't read their "contact us" emails or they didn't think it was important as news.

Apologies if I misread this post, but: Those general "contact us" emails are lousy ways to contact local media. Those inboxes are not checked as often, the person checking them may not know who to forward a story to, and they're overwhelmed with spam and messages from people who think Obama is watching them through their laptops. Better to identify the reporters/producers who cover Berwyn- and LGBT-related stories and contact those people directly.
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Political Discussion / Re: Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by Ted on April 05, 2017, 05:29:28 PM »

I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet.  It is unprecedented.

 After the primary, I did sent emails to all 5 local TV news stations as well as to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.  I guess they either don't read their "contact us" emails or they didn't think it was important as news.
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Political Discussion / Re: Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by berwynres on April 05, 2017, 08:51:04 AM »

I can't believe that this story has not received any coverage from any major local media outlet.  It is unprecedented.
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Political Discussion / Election results - 4/4/2017
« Last post by Ted on April 05, 2017, 07:20:39 AM »

  In yesterday's election in the contested races, Deanna Durica, Darlene Yoder and Julia McAleer-Forte were elected to the District 100 school board.

  Brian Brock was elected to the Berwyn Park District board.

  It looks like Alicia Ruiz will win in the 6th ward over the write-in campaign by Erika Rosado (although we should wait until provisional and mail-in ballots are counted).

  And, in District 100, the referendum to increase the tax rate by 60 cents passed with 54% of the vote being YES and 46% of the vote being NO.

  It was also an historic election in that 7 gay Berwyn residents were elected to office yesterday . I don't know of any city in the country that can say that.


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General Discussion / Re: Meijer closing in Berwyn
« Last post by Ted on April 01, 2017, 07:08:04 AM »

 The Trib reported yesterday that H.H. Gregg in North Riverside is also closing.
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General Discussion / Re: Meijer closing in Berwyn
« Last post by Mugster on March 31, 2017, 11:25:44 PM »
I find it noteworthy, and I'm disappointed.  I often found items at Meijer that I don't find at Jewel and I never could force myself to like shopping at Tony's.  I'm not a member of Costco either.  That's going to be a big empty slot to fill.
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Political Discussion / Re: Recount
« Last post by Ted on March 31, 2017, 05:31:41 PM »
It's like the battle of the century out there

 For which seat?  6th ward alderman?
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