By Jim Bowman
The Harmon and Lilly town hall meeting in Galewood, Sept. 12, 2013, questions and complaints:
It was 7:30, 45 minutes into the meeting. A pleasant-looking young woman, Harmon's aide, stood with a clip board, said it was time to gather written questions. She began walking the room gathering questions.
Meanwhile, questions and complaints continued from the floor — about illegal immigrants using scarce resources while not paying taxes, declining property values, lack of a public library "we can take our kids to," a North Avenue pawn shop.
"Residents need a voice," a woman said. "We are stuck. You have to listen."
Ms. Graham, alderman with a history:
The airing of North Avenue problems prompted a call for comment from the alderman, Deborah Graham, who had sat quietly through it all, unannounced.
She had been a state rep for Oak Park and Austin . . . .
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