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  • [Vito Marzullo raw #34]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #34]

    Raw tape #34 for Vito Marzullo documentary. “City Council with Vito wired #4.” Continuation of city council footage. Alderman Vito Marzullo, fitted with a wireless microphone during a city council meeting, provides an uncensored view of how Chicago politics actually work. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #7]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #7]

    Raw tape #7 for Vito Marzullo documentary. Ward Office. Color bars onscreen until 11:09. A casual chat between Director Tom Weinberg and Marzullo turns into a lengthy interview covering the inner workings of the Chicago “machine.” Though scattered at times, Marzulllo’s responses reveal his opinions of his ward, of fellow politicians, and of corruption in local government. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #33]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #33]

    Raw tape #33 for Vito Marzullo documentary. “City Council with Vito wired #3.” Continuation of previous footage. This rare video lays bare the inner workings of a city council meeting, where hot topics and business dealings find no place at the public podium, but reside in the hush-hush realm of private side conversations and personal maneuvering. Marzullo’s wireless microphone picks up all the intriguing details. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #8]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #8]

    Raw tape #8 for Vito Marzullo documentary. Ward office. Marzullo talks with Tom Weinberg about a variety of subjects relating to Chicago politics. He demonstrates some of the most characteristically Chicago political opinions – why patronage is good, why one must be loyal to his party and put the city above himself, etc. Other members of Marzullo’s organization, including County Commissioner Matt Ropa and one of Marzullo’s precinct captains, also offer their opinions. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #31]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #31]

    Raw tape #31 for Vito Marzullo. City Council with Vito wired #1. The tape follows Vito Marzullo through the first part of a typical day at City Hall. Though most of the tape consists of Vito sitting at his desk or walking through the halls, it does catch a few hushed conversations about business deals and proof of the patronage system at work in Chicago. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #9]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #9]

    Raw tape #9 for Vito Marzullo documentary – “Checkbook journalism.” Continuation of previous footage of Marzullo and one of his precinct captains in the ward office. Also contains footage of director Tom Weinberg and Vito Marzullo looking through the 25th Ward Democratic Organization’s checkbook and ad book, as well as an explanation of the ward’s finances. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #23]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #23]

    Raw tape #23 for Vito Marzullo documentary. Despres #1. Interview with Alderman Leon Despres, who had a longtime feud with Marzullo and served with him in the city council for over twenty years. He gives his description of Marzullo’s character and shares his dislike of Marzullo both personally and politically. Despres also gives a concise description the political institution known informally as the “Chicago Machine” and how it operates. Continue reading

  • [Vito Marzullo raw #10]

    [Vito Marzullo raw #10]

    Raw tape #10 for Vito Marzullo documentary. “Graffiti Erasers.” Weinberg and Marzullo continue discussing the ward’s ad books. After that, a man comes in who wants Marzullo’s help in starting a graffiti cleanup program, but his story has a few inconsistencies and Marzullo doesn’t buy it. The man completely loses control over his emotions after being rejected and leaves the office in tears. Continue reading