Angry Ald. Stone Lashes Opponent, Mayor-Elect Emanuel

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Ald. Bernard Stone lashed out Friday at both incoming mayor Rahm Emanuel, and his own runoff opponent Debra Silverstein.

He said that Emanuel’s support for Silverstein in the 50th Ward runoff means he wants a puppet in the City Council, and a “two-fer” referring to support from Silverstein’s husband: Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein.

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Stone’s ire comes from a Silverstein campaign brochure, which accuses Stone of ignoring the needs of veterans in a 2008 vote against free CTA rides for retired and active duty military personnel.

Stone said he voted against the measure because it was buried in bill that proposed using real estate taxes to bail out the CTA–money he said wouldn’t be there because the real estate market was about to collapse.

Stone was joined by retired Army, Navy, and Marine Corp veterans who attested to his concern for veterans. And he spoke in a Jewish Senior Citizens complex, which he helped bring to the ward at 6840 N Sacramento.

Along the way, he swiped at Emanuel statement that “he’d be a mayor who is Jewish, not a Jewish Mayor.” Stone said: “I’m a Jewish alderman.”

Clearly angry, Stone said he thought he should run for another term in City Council where he’s already spent 37 years because he believes he has financial insights he could offer the incoming mayor.

He said for him to leave now would be like a rat deserting a sinking ship. That’s how the sees the City of Chicago’s financial situation.


    ALD. STONE go home retire. let a younger guy bring new ideas on how to serve the people better. you are a dinosaur, you are there just occupying space. go enjoy your grandkids, talk to sons, daughters, or anyone in your family. go fish in lake michigan but throw back the fish you don’t want to eat them.just get a life. go collect your big fat pension and social security check. if you don’t have kids or grandkids then i am sorry for and no kids will make you a very grouchy old man.being a grandpa is a lot of my family.

    • Gee-reg

      Stone gets to enjoy all that now with his part time alderman job

  • mike

    Welcome to another episode of “When Jews Collide”!

    • Choi

      Only a JOO-Hater would post that

  • 25 aldermen is enough

    Just another pig fighting for a place at the trough. This pig has gotten fat at the public trough and continues to want more.

  • tom Sharp

    “A puppet in City Hall”? Stone’s middle name should be Howdy Doodie for how he backed Daley on everything for 20 years: TIFFs, Wrought Iron Fences, Privatized Parking, etc.

    Get Well Soon Bernie!

  • Mike

    I think that Silverstein dynasty would be even worse. Her husband is an even more machine loyalist. If Alderman Stone doesn’t do much as Chicago finances sink low, Ira Silverstein did nothing as our state’s finances sink even lower.


    this corrupt lackie knows his days of being a thief and chicago hustler are coming to a end…..

    • Choi

      Name-Calling and FALSE Accusations = LEFTY Alinskyization.
      Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” feature :
      —Isolate the Target(Stone)
      —Ridicule the Target(Stone)
      —Demonize the Target(Stone)
      One could say the Left is using this campaign as a “tune-up” for 2012.

  • Choi

    You posters are nauseating examples of today’s political life.
    Your Beating up of a good man and respected Public Servant shows how craven & MEAN you cretins are.
    Emanuel,a man who never served one hour in the U.S. Armed Forces ,does NOT realize how OFFENSIVE this is to ALL American Veterans.
    Stone has ONLY acted on behalf of Veterans and Seniors,including being the Sponsor of the ordinance that established the nation’s FIRST” Welcome Home Parade for Vietnam Vets”.

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