We’re Up on Cable!

We’re up on cable! Check out our ad here. Since the start of our campaign, you have invited us into your homes, told us your stories, and shared your hopes for the future of our neighborhood. What we’ve learned is the 43rd Ward wants a new kind of Alderman – one to upend the status […]

Block Club Chicago Features Joint Letter to Alderman Smith

Open Letter to Ald. Michele… by on Scribd LINCOLN PARK — A group of candidates running against Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) have united to denounce a round of petition challenges they say came from her campaign, calling it “old-school ward politics” to push “diverse voices” off the ballot. Candidates Derek Lindblom, Leslie Fox and Jacob […]

Block Club Chicago Writes About Derek Lindblom’s Campaign

Already raising more than $265,000, Derek Lindblom has the biggest campaign war chest of any Smith challenger. With campaign backers like former Deputy Mayors Steve Koch and Mark Angelson and businessman Matthew Pritzker (cousin to soon-to-be Gov. JB Pritzker), Lindblom is considered to be a significant threat to Smith. With more than 170 donations — […]

Petition Filing

November 19th was a huge milestone for our campaign. Thanks to all our volunteers who got their friends and neighbors to sign our petitions in the wind and rain, we filed over *5 times* the number of signatures required to get on the ballot the first minute we were allowed to – over 2,500 in […]

Office Opening

  On October 10th, Derek unveiled the new campaign office located on 2733 N. Halsted Ave. We had a great group of supporters and volunteers stop by to open the new office and knock on some doors!

Chicago Tribune Writes About Derek’s Background

Chicago’s top venture capitalists are well-known leaders whose identities often define their firms. But what about those who aren’t on the marquee? Behind the big names, there are principals and associates finding deals, mentoring startups and figuring out how to improve the industry they work and play in. Blue Sky introduces you to some of […]