March 28, 2011 12:18PM
Nancy Rita, candidate 3rd ward Blue Island. | Supplied photo
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My name is Nancy Rita and I have lived in Blue Island my entire life. I currently reside at 2030 High Street and I am asking my neighbors to support me in my campaign to be elected to the Office of Alderman of the 3rd Ward.
This is the first time I am seeking an elective office but I’m very proud to be the daughter of Rose Rita, the current Alderman in the 3rd Ward, and the late John Rita, a former Mayor of Blue Island from 1978 to 1985. My brother, Bob, is also currently the State Representative to the 28th Legislative District.
I have worked for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Office of the Chief Judge since 1983. I am a member of Teamsters Union Local 700. I have an Associate Degree in Court Reporting from Chicago College of Commerce and have attended Moraine Valley Community College and Governor State University.
I am a single mom to my eight year old daughter, Brianna, who attends St. Walter’s School.
The two most important issues facing Blue Island residents are the Division Street and the Chatham Street bridge closings and home foreclosures. I will address these issues by closely monitoring the City budget, prioritizing its programs and expenditures, while seeking additional assistance from existing incentives and grants within the Federal and State governments.
When elected, I plan to work towards improving the infrastructure of not only the 3rd Ward, but of the City of Blue Island as a whole. Improving the infrastructure will bring new businesses and jobs to Blue Island. As we work to enhance these improvements, opportunities for our local work force will be created. Additionally, it is important to consider the benefits of TIF districts as incentives, to bring new business to Blue Island, and in turn, create employment opportunities for Blue Island residents.
As 3rd Ward Alderman, one of my top priorities would be to closely monitor the City budget and cut wasteful spending. In these tough economic times, it is essential for the City Council to question the efficiency of current programs and constantly look for and cut waste or inefficiency at every opportunity.
Anyone wishing to contact me can reach me by telephone at: 708-385-6556.