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24 Ward Public Opinion Poll
Survey Reveals That Majority of 24th Ward Voters Believe The Ward is Headed in the Wrong Direction, And New Leadership is Necessary to Move Forward
We would like to thank those of you who took the time to complete the 24th Ward Public Opinion Poll. We distributed a questionnaire to 2,600 registered voters in the 24th Ward by email and posted it on Facebook, and our campaign blog between September 17, 2010 and October 3, 2010. While the results are not scientific, your feedback may be useful in helping our campaign to refine a platform that reflects your views, rather than making assumptions that we know what’s best for you. These data may also be used to develop an agenda for the 24th Ward after the election. The responses are summarized below.

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1. Do you plan to vote in the February 22, 2011 Aldermanic Election?

Percentage of Voters Planning to Vote February, 2011
100.00% 90.00% 80.00% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Percent

Percentage

Yes 93.20%

No 3.40%

Not Sure 3.40%

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2. How would you describe the current direction of the 24th Ward?

Voters Perceptions Regarding The 24th Ward's Direction
80.00% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00%

Percentage

Headed in Right Direction 10.20%

Headed in Wrong Direction 67.80%

No Opinion 22.00%

Percent

3. In your opinion, what are the top 3 issues facing the 24th Ward today?

Top 3 Issues Impacting the 24th Ward
60.00% 50.00% Percentage 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% High Rates of Crime and Violence 49.20% Lack of Living Wage Jobs in Community 49.20% Poor Performing Schools 35.60%

Percentage

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Detailed Responses for “Other” include 1. Training for new job that are created 2. That's your job to tell me... not to fish for a answer for your jargon to keep you in office at least one term! This is the same tactics Mrs. Dixon used and look where that got us. 4. Work with young pastors

3. Pushing the U.S. government to bring back U.S. companies and the jobs to this ward. 5. Develop a strong business economic development base 7. Give an opportunity for residents to volunteer to help bring the ward up. 9. Consistently cleaning up all the TRASH in the ward 11. Researching and opening a decent grocery store.

13. IMPROVE LIGHTING ON 21ST PL & ALBANY

6.Increasing opportunities for after school programs and recreation 8. Address higher taxes for less city services and tax payer ( like myself) imput on usage of TIF funds. 10. The Mayor and Alderman's have cause these problems 12. Showing true concern for the people in their Wards. Ways of keeping the people informed in voting and giving more information on those running for office. Information on the Judges is greatly needed. 14. Cleaning up

4. How would you rate the degree to which the current Alderman is addressing the top 3 issues facing the Ward?

Voters' Perception of the Degree to Which the Current Alderman is Addressing the Ward's Major Issues
70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Percentage Percentage

Excellent 1.70%

Good 1.70%

Fair 33.90%

Poor 62.70%

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5. What 3 things should the 24th Ward Alderman be doing within the next year?

Voters' Perceptions of What Alderman's Top Priorities Should Be Over Next Year
60.00% 50.00% Percentage 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Creating Jobs Developing a Comprehensive Community Plan 49.20% Working With CPS to Improve Schools 49.20% Creating Initiatives to Stop Youth Violence 40.70%

Percentage

54.20%

Detailed responses for “Other” 1. Again... why should I vote for you? What is your short term and long term goals for the ward if you won????????????????????????????? 3. Reduction in high school dropout rates, reduction in the number of people going to prison and increase in the amount of federal, state and local resources coming back to the community. Creation of more resident-owned businesses 5. Redevelopment of Ogden Ave, Roosevelt and 16th streets 7. Opening a decent grocery store. 9.Clean up! 2. help block clubs clean up areas

4. Educate people to spend money in the ward.

6. www.ibebpac.org check us out you may want to help 8. vacant buildings either rehabbed or torn down

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6. What 3 things would you like most to see accomplished in the 24th Ward within 4 years?

Voters' Perceptions of What Alderman's Top Priorities Should Be Over Next 4 Years
60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Reduction in Crime Creation of More Jobs in the Community 45.80% Percentage

Increases in the amount of public resources coming back to the community 35.60%

Implementation of Comprehensive Community Plan 32.20%

Percentage

49.20%

7. Will it take a new leader to accomplish these things?

Voters' Perceptions As to Whether Desired Changes Require New Leadership
100.00% 80.00% Percentage 60.00% 40.00% 20.00% 0.00% Percentage Yes 88.10% No 11.90%

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