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State of the Village Address

Judging the State of the Union, One Town at a Time

David Murray | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
David Murray

While presidents pontificate, mayors -- in their annual state of the village speeches at country clubs, chambers of commerce and public libraries -- well, they pontificate too. But they do so much more vividly.

Mayors Use State-of-the-Village Addresses to Lay Out Common Vision: Hang On for Dear Life!

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Woodridge, Ill. Mayor William Murphy declared the coming year would be focused on "our core services." Kind of like the functioning of a human being with mild hypothermia.