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Landlords For 19 Buildings Summoned To Court Over Lack Of Heat

4422 S. Saint Lawrence

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7249 S. Richmond

5658 S. Wells

7625-33 S. East End

3493 N. Karlov / 4040 W. Roscoe

• 3493 N. Karlov / 4040 W. Roscoe

3301-05 W. Bryn Mawr/ 5548-54 N. Spaulding

• 3301-05 W. Bryn Mawr/ 5548-54 N. Spaulding

5049-57 W. Ferdinand

6840 S. Throop

1902 N. Kildare

6701-15 S. Merrill / 2135-41 E. 67th St

• 6701-15 S. Merrill / 2135-41 E. 67th St

2607-09 N. Lavergne / 4956-58 W. Wrightwood

• 2607-09 N. Lavergne / 4956-58 W. Wrightwood

4631-35 S. Lake Park Ave

9449-53 S. Loomis / 1354-58 W. 95th St

• 9449-53 S. Loomis / 1354-58 W. 95th St

5706 S. Christiana

10745 S. Eggleston

3535-39 W 63rd Pl

1632 W. 100th Pl

6514-16 S. Talman

4434 W. Monroe

  • I lived on the first floor of that building at Wrightwood/Lavernge back in 1981. The heat would kick on and you'd hear clanging of the pipes the whole time the furnace was on.

  • Ronald, sounds like it was a steam boiler.  Did you have radiators?  The old 2- flat I grew up in in Old Irving was the same way.  The boiler would kick on and it sounded like someone was banging on the pipes with a hammer.  The landlord said there was no way to fix it (?) so we just got used to it.  I can't believe we used to be able to sleep through that banging!

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Article: Wilson 'retracts' Garcia endorsement, vows to consult supporters first

Millionaire businessman Willie Wilson on Thursday “retracted” his election eve promise to endorse Jesus “Chuy” Garcia over Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the April 7th runoff and said he would consult his supporters before making a move that, he hopes, will elect the next mayor of Chicago.

One day after meeting privately with both Emanuel and Garcia, Wilson talked openly about a subject he says has been shoved under the rug: the historic tension between blacks and Hispanics.

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Millionaire businessman Willie Wilson on Thursday “retracted” his election eve promise to endorse Jesus “Chuy” Garcia over Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the April 7th runoff and said he would consult his supporters before making a move that, he hopes, will elect the next mayor of Chicago.

One day after meeting privately with both Emanuel and Garcia, Wilson talked openly about a subject he says has been shoved under the rug: the historic tension between blacks and Hispanics.

It’s one of the reasons why Wilson is determined to seek input from some of his 48,660 supporters before making an endorsement.

He wants to know how they feel about the rivalry that has forced the two groups to compete against each other for jobs and contracts while immigration leapfrogged over the issue of economic fairness. He needs to know whether they believe Emanuel or Garcia will better deliver for the African-American community.

“There’s a lot of animosity between Hispanics and blacks. African-Americans feel Hispanics are replacing them, even though they’ve been there the longest. They’re getting more contracts and more jobs,” Wilson said.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/398906/wilson-retracts-garcia-endorsement-vows-consult-supporters-first

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Article: Emanuel on the bubble

Precinct tallies came early, as if the numbers couldn't wait to be heard. They spoke for an electorate that delivered a megadose of humility — of embarrassment, really — to a once-confident incumbent. More than half of Tuesday's voters tried to fire Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They exposed him as beatable. Toe-to-toe with Anybody But Rahm, Emanuel lost.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-emanuel-runoff-garcia-chicago-mayor-edit-0225-20150224-story.html

  • GRD GRD

    With such low turnout, hard to say what's really true here. I think many assumed Rahm would pull it off and didn't bother to come out. The runoff will give us a better idea.

    Hopefully people will get off their bums and vote.

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Article: Garcia faces obstacles and opportunity in bid to woo black voters

If Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to be elected mayor of Chicago over Rahm Emanuel, he’s going to need to find a way to persuade black voters to trust him — not an easy sell given the historic tensions between the city’s African-American and Hispanic communities.

Those tensions are not talked about much in polite circles — and probably aren’t well understood in white Chicago — which is why I proceed here with great trepidation.

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If Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is to be elected mayor of Chicago over Rahm Emanuel, he’s going to need to find a way to persuade black voters to trust him — not an easy sell given the historic tensions between the city’s African-American and Hispanic communities.

Those tensions are not talked about much in polite circles — and probably aren’t well understood in white Chicago — which is why I proceed here with great trepidation.

But everyone who knows the omnipresent role of race in Chicago politics recognizes this is the subtext on which the April 7 runoff election could well be decided, so we might as well start putting it out there in the open.

Whether you regard it as prejudice or the natural outcome of people pitted against each other for scarce economic opportunity, it’s fair to say that some blacks harbor resentment toward Hispanics in much the same way that some whites resent blacks.

“It’s unspoken. It’s completely real. It exists,” agrees one Chicago Latino who knows the territory. “It is an issue [Garcia] is going to have to overcome.”

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/397012/garcia-faces-obstacles-opportunity-bid-woo-black-voters

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Best and Worst of Chicago Music

I had an interesting weekend sampling the best and worst of Chicago regarding music, manners and culture.

On Sunday, after a really boring church service (one guy got up and cried!), I spent 3 and a half great hours at a Hyde Park neighborhood tavern, very nice middle aged, mostly African American crowd. There was THE best music I have ever heard on the juke box - 70s, 80s R&B, Blues, Motown, Jazz with melody. I liked it so much...

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I had an interesting weekend sampling the best and worst of Chicago regarding music, manners and culture.

On Sunday, after a really boring church service (one guy got up and cried!), I spent 3 and a half great hours at a Hyde Park neighborhood tavern, very nice middle aged, mostly African American crowd. There was THE best music I have ever heard on the juke box - 70s, 80s R&B, Blues, Motown, Jazz with melody. I liked it so much I ask a woman to dance and we did - some others danced later, nice partner dancing.

In contrast I went to the Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns basketball game on Saturday, the best seats ever, mid court 10th row. The game was OK, but they played the absolute rock bottom worst music. Lady Gaga *&$*% violent rap &*(*&(. The cheer leaders were attractive, but in tasteless uniforms - gyrating to this terrible music they looked like low down whores!

I try to root for local Chicago teams, but I can't get behind the Bulls as the players and whole culture there seems to promote the worst, lowest class 'Hood culture.

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Article: Emanuel’s ‘tough decisions’ and the future of Chicago schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign theme, as you may have noticed, is about being “tough.”

“Rahm Emanuel has made the tough decisions for Chicago’s future and we are seeing the results,” according to one of the ever-present Internet ads that crossed my screen last night.

Looking over the record, though, it’s hard to find major “tough decisions” — where Emanuel risked political capital to go against the popular will — except one: the massive school closing of 2013.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign theme, as you may have noticed, is about being “tough.”

“Rahm Emanuel has made the tough decisions for Chicago’s future and we are seeing the results,” according to one of the ever-present Internet ads that crossed my screen last night.

Looking over the record, though, it’s hard to find major “tough decisions” — where Emanuel risked political capital to go against the popular will — except one: the massive school closing of 2013.

Getting the city’s finances in order? Whatever he’s done was accomplished with a combination of backdoor fees and fines and refinancing bond debt far into the future. Thousands of city jobs were cut or privatized, but it was done a few hundred at a time. Early in his term, Emanuel reduced library hours and closed half the city’s mental health clinics, for minimal cost savings, but the opposition those moves met ensured he wouldn’t go there again.

Pension reform? Emanuel put in place a scheme that’s likely to be ruled unconstitutional, but only after the election. It was a placeholder for whatever he’s really planning — which he isn’t talking about.

http://chicagoreporter.com/emanuels-tough-decisions-and-the-future-of-chicago-schools/#Chuy2015

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Man 'Unhappy' With Car Repairs, Pulls Gun on Mechanic, Prosecutors Say

The two went to an ATM machine that afternoon to retrieve the money, Scaduto said. Shortly after, Hines and an accomplice attacked the victim in the 400 block of East 45th Street, she added.

Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Hines, of the 4700 block of South Martin Luther King Drive, held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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Officers arrested him about 12:30 p.m. Monday in the 4900 block of South Halsted Street, the arrest report said.

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Article: No, Chuy, let's not hire a thousand more cops

But voters—and police unions—like the sound of "more cops," so such pledges make good campaign poetry. After Emanuel got elected he began governing in prose, which meant shifting officers around and relying increasingly on overtime rather than fulfilling his pricier promise to hire a thousand new ones.

Now, four years later, Cook County commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offers himself as a liberal alternative to Emanuel. He's sparing no cliches in the poetry of his campaign. He's "the neighborhoods guy" who...

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But voters—and police unions—like the sound of "more cops," so such pledges make good campaign poetry. After Emanuel got elected he began governing in prose, which meant shifting officers around and relying increasingly on overtime rather than fulfilling his pricier promise to hire a thousand new ones.

Now, four years later, Cook County commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offers himself as a liberal alternative to Emanuel. He's sparing no cliches in the poetry of his campaign. He's "the neighborhoods guy" who will "empower communities" by "bringing stakeholders to the table." Oh, and he'll hire a thousand extra cops.

"Violent crime is a staggering problem throughout the entire city," he says on his website. (That's not correct. It's a staggering problem in certain neighborhoods, and it appears to be declining citywide.) "I will keep the promise Mayor Emanuel broke—the promise to put 1,000 new police officers on the street. Without those officers, we will never be able to end the heartbreaking violence that has taken the lives of so many of our children."

http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2015/02/20/no-chuy-lets-not-hire-a-thousand-more-cops

  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    The city can't afford to make pension payments for the current police force. Has Chuy addressed the financial realities? Which taxes would he raise?

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    At least this time we won't be renting 1,000 cops on overtime for a NATO summit.

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Local beer preview: Baderbräu Naked Selfie

...over making the beer from Stevens Point Brewery in Wisconsin. The South Loop building at 2515 S. Wabash Ave. is scheduled to starting making the beer in Our Town sometime this summer...

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Upcoming: Patner memorial; StoryCorps; El Rescate homelessness panel

On Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6-8 p.m., Affinity Community Services ( Affinity ) and StoryCorps OUTLoud are hosting a program, "Queering Black History," at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., that features interviews of Black people who identify as LGBTQ and allies.

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The memorial service for Andrew Patner has been rescheduled for Wed., March 18, at 7-9 p.m., in Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

El Rescate is hosting "The Latino Housing & Homelessness Question: A Panel Discussion" on Tuesday, March 3, 4:30-6 p.m., at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture, 3015 W. Division St.

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Upcoming: Patner memorial; Affinity, StoryCorps event

On Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6-8 p.m., Affinity Community Services ( Affinity ) and StoryCorps OUTLoud are hosting a program, "Queering Black History," at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave., that features interviews of Black people who identify as LGBTQ and allies.

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The memorial service for Andrew Patner has been rescheduled for Wed., March 18, at 7-9 p.m., in Orchestra Hall, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

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For Jay Travis supporters, the momentum of last year’s election continues

So far PUA has hosted listening sessions with mayoral and aldermanic candidates and two rallies, one for Garcia and another for Bolden at Ain’t She Sweet Cafe, 526 E. 43rd St.

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ARTICLE: The next 50 Chicago Public Schools Rahm Emanuel will close

This is it. Tuesday’s mayoral election will either herald King Rahm’s second Chicago coronation or his national embarrassment if he fails to avoid a run-off.

Run-off Rahm. I like the sound of that.

The Chicago media would have you believe that Rahm has it in the bag. They would have you believe there is no reason to vote; so, please, stay home. However, the latest poll shows that it is going to be close and Chicago voters still have the...

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This is it. Tuesday’s mayoral election will either herald King Rahm’s second Chicago coronation or his national embarrassment if he fails to avoid a run-off.

Run-off Rahm. I like the sound of that.

The Chicago media would have you believe that Rahm has it in the bag. They would have you believe there is no reason to vote; so, please, stay home. However, the latest poll shows that it is going to be close and Chicago voters still have the opportunity to decide this election...as they should.

For concerned parents with children in the Austin/North Lawndale, Englewood/Gresham, Burnham Park, Fullerton, Fulton, Garfield/Humboldt, Lake Calumet, Pershing, Midway, Pilsen/Little Village, Ravenswood/Ridge, Rock Island, and Skyway network of Chicago Public Schools, let me remind you that, after all the grief he has caused you and your families, you have reason to give Rahm Emanuel run-off grief now. Both of my parents were Chicago Public School teachers so I understand and share your concerns.

http://www.chicagonow.com/kelly-truth-squad/2015/02/the-next-50-chicago-public-schools-rahm-emanuel-will-close/

  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    Please also consider voting on other issues such as crime, unemployment and animal welfare. Don't assume the incumbent has it and not vote. There is often a low voter turnout so individual votes can make a difference.

  • Erica in Bronzeville 12 yrs in Bronzeville; Ready for a Brighter Day

    Today's ballot includes mayor, alderman, treasurer, city clerk, and in 37 wards, elected school board or not.

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