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I was turned off by Maureen Sullivan for Alderman

I learned of the recent announcement of Maureen Sullivan and like many others, wanted to learn more about her. I visited her website and was glad she had information out and platform. But the more I looked the less happy I became. I am not a fan of candidates who name call as I observe that from Segvich every election. I watcher her announcement video and went on her website, and there is nothing but bashing. I think we're all...

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I learned of the recent announcement of Maureen Sullivan and like many others, wanted to learn more about her. I visited her website and was glad she had information out and platform. But the more I looked the less happy I became. I am not a fan of candidates who name call as I observe that from Segvich every election. I watcher her announcement video and went on her website, and there is nothing but bashing. I think we're all upset about the current administration (heck I even regret voting for Balser in 2011), but if you want to be an alderman there needs to be professionalism in the way you conduct yourself to the public, this does not include name calling. I also read about John Kozlar and heard wonderful things about him from my friends down the street. Again, I wanted to learn more about him. In my 54 years in Bridgeport, I have never seen someone that young do the things he has done for our neighborhood kids. I have also not seen Canaryville and Bridgeport interact that close and in good standing. Whoever had part in bridging the gap between our two neighborhoods should be commended. It seems that's a good organization down there and my granddaughter is signing up there next year. Finally will be able to watch her play some ball. Concerning this election tho, I am going to wait for Kozlar's ideas when they come out to make a better assessment. As for who I am voting for, I will look as to who the ward office puts out there. I think they are doing themselves a disfavor in having these two candidates announce first, and to this day not saying who will be running (either Balser of Daley Thompson). Either sense, I applaud Maureen and John for taking on this immense task. They are putting themselves out their to us voters, and in turn we make our own opinions. I hope the name calling will exit and so we can concentrate on making our ward a safer place, especially for our next generations. It's nice to see that we'll have a exciting alderman race. Regards, Dan

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I guess I just look at all if the positive things that Maureen has done and is doing... And because I know her personally I know she is doing them from a place of love for the neighborhood. She has said, over and over, that she is running because she is fed up with the status quo. I'm fed up too.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Plus, I am really excited to know that she wants to do participatory budgeting. I have been complaining about the lack of trash cans on Halsted, 35th, Morgan and 31st for years. When it's time to present projects for menu money I full intend to propose solar trash compactors (like they have downtown). Our current alderman actually told me and several others that the reason the trash cans were removed was that they were getting used too much.

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Who is running against Balcer in the next election?

Does anyone know who is running against Alderman Balcer in the next election? We need someone with a plan to build and grow Bridgeport, Alderman Balcer has proven he is not the person to move our neighborhood forward. Back room deals for development at 35th and Parnell, lack of new business, the dollar store strip of Halsted St, empty store fronts and vacant lots everywhere...what has he done? We need new blood and leadership. Does anyone know who is running?

  • R :-) bridgeport > born & bred

    Hi, I read this on the DNAinfoChicago site, here's the highlights in which to answer your question::

    "Maureen Sullivan, the homegrown activist, author, organizer and neighborhood historian…. Joining Sullivan in the 11th Ward race is John Kozlar, a 25-year-old law student who runs the Canaryville Little League for neighborhood kids."...

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    Hi, I read this on the DNAinfoChicago site, here's the highlights in which to answer your question::

    "Maureen Sullivan, the homegrown activist, author, organizer and neighborhood historian…. Joining Sullivan in the 11th Ward race is John Kozlar, a 25-year-old law student who runs the Canaryville Little League for neighborhood kids."

    This article also states: "Balcer has not announced whether he'll seek another term." Read the full story @
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140818/bridgeport/maureen-sullivan-run-for-11th-ward-alderman-rips-old-boy-leadership

    I personally know Maureen Sullivan she is smart honest and a loyal Bridgeporter.
    I'm excited to see her get involved in politics for our neighborhood
    -- Good Luck Maureen!!

    #Sullivan11Ward

  • rene One of Morty's people

    Here is her platform - http://sullivan11thward.com/platform/

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Armour School Open House & Picnic

Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:30pm-6:30pm

Come see Armour School for yourself, a hidden gem of a neighborhood school in Bridgeport. Join us for an open house and picnic in the Armour School Campus Park behind the main building at 950 W. 33rd Pl. Private tours are also available; call to schedule at 773-535-4530. Free Armour School uniform shirt for each student registered by Sept. 2, 2014. More information on the attached flyer and at http://armour.cps.edu

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Police: Elderly man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide

Police were called to the 900 block of West 31st Place in Bridgeport around 9 p.m. Tuesday and discovered a woman in her 80s fatally shot and a 84-year-old man shot in the head, said Officer Ron Gaines, a Chicago police spokesman.

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Elderly couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bridgeport

Police were called about 9 p.m. to the 900 block of West 31st Street after the couple's relatives found them unresponsive in the bedroom, said Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada, citing preliminary information.

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Elderly man, woman dead in Bridgeport murder-suicide

Chen Su and his wife Hsin Su, both 84, were discovered by their daughters in a bedroom of their home in the 900 block of West 31st Place about 9 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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Elderly Man And Woman Dead In Bridgeport Murder-Suicide

The two were shot in the 900 block of West 31st Place about 9 p.m., police said. Their exact relationship was not immediately known.

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Loud Music

What is the policy regarding loud music in our neighborhood? This last Saturday I and the surrounding area had to endure live loud music from 5:00 to 8:30. This was blaring into my house and I had all my windows closed and AC on. I could not concentrate or watch TV. I could barely hear when I called 911. These people are repeat offenders when it comes to playing their music as I have called in the past. Aren't they fined for this?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    When i call the police I was told the only way they would ticket is if I sign a complaint. Then of course if they fight it you would have to take off a day of work for a hearing. If they are their they can hear it.Why cann't they just enforce the law.It is all. A big joke.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Puting a lien on property means when they sell the building the city would get the money then.If they plan on owning the property a long time the owner will not care. Owners should be issued tickets. If not paid drivers licence should be suspended.

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Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bridgeport

About 9 p.m. Tuesday, Chicago police officers found the man and woman, each with a gunshot wound, inside a home in the 900 block of West 31st Street, Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

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Police: Elderly man, woman dead in Bridgeport murder-suicide

...a “domestic-related murder-suicide” in Bridgeport Tuesday night. The two were shot in the 900 block of West 31st Place about 9 p.m., police said. Their exact relationship was not immediately known. The Cook...

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Story Club South Side @ Co-Prosperity Sphere

The South Side chapter of Story Club is back at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S. Morgan St., tonight at 7:30pm. The theme is "Truth or Fiction," and featured performers include Stephanie...

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Elderly man, woman die in Bridgeport murder-suicide: cops

The shootings occurred about 9 p.m. in the 900 block of West 31st Place, police said.

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Fireworks near 31st/Canal Area?

Just wondering why there have been fireworks going on in this area all day. Not complaining, just thought it was a little unusual to have so many loud fireworks during teh day light. Might be in Armour Square park.

  • Thanks so much for explaining the history and significance of this procession. Although I'd seen posters for the event everywhere, I had no idea how involved it was. Looking forward to experiencing it again next year.

  • what makes you think i "am so unhappy" when you assume anything about a person you makea you know what out of u and me...COMMUNITCATION BREAKDOWN here

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Support Nature's Little Recyclers on Kickstarter!

visit tinyurl.com/NLRworms to help our neighborhood worm factory reach their funding goal and close more loops in our waste-stream.

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Maria's Gears Up For Bridgepork This Weekend

Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar is located at 960 W. 31st St.

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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

To celebrate four years since its major revamp, Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar (960 W. 31st St., Bridgeport, 773-890-0588) is throwing Bridgepork, a cleverly named barbecue and beer bash. Pair...

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...when the underground dinner series pops up at Half Acre Beer Company’s Tap Room (4257 N. Lincoln Ave., North Center, 773-248-4038) for a porchetta sandwich dinner—a $30 ticket buys you...

...s beer makers). You can get tickets to the $36 talk at the Standard Club (320 S. Plymouth Court, Loop) here...

...this week’s beer and sausage, consider the first-ever Farm-BQ at Bread & Wine (3732 W. Irving Park Rd., Irving Park, 773-866-5266), where chef Michael Dean Reynolds will be grilling up chickens...

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New Gun Laws in Illinois

I'm interested in hearing other people's opinions about the new concealed carry in Illinois

  • stevio, there is no legal requirement in the law for a million dollar policy, but yes it is a good idea to have some type of insurance. Our constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms and everyone, regardless of their financial ability, should be able to exercise...

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    stevio, there is no legal requirement in the law for a million dollar policy, but yes it is a good idea to have some type of insurance. Our constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms and everyone, regardless of their financial ability, should be able to exercise that right if they are lawfully able to do so. It is sad that the training, license and fingerprints (not mandatory) cost as much as it does because many good people who would like to exercise their constitutional rights cannot afford to do so.

    As I said above, my training with firearms began many years ago in the military and suffice it to say, that I know what it is like to be shot at. There are many ways to train, leisurely shooting at paper is one method, but check out ISPC or IDPA for additional training. Also there are force on force workshops available. There are several others types of training available also. Sadly none of them are cheap which again leaves a large segment of our population with less training. There are also methods to train at home that cost nothing and should be done by all of us. It is done with an unloaded firearm and safety is always paramount.

    I cannot stress enough that a firearm is a last resort weapon, but it is one that our constitution allows for. My firearms that are not under my direct control are ALWAYS secured and accessible only by my wife and I. My children grew up around them, were taught how to safely use them and they are now firearm owners in their own homes. There are no bad guns but there are bad people. My firearms have never discharged without a finger pulling the trigger.

  • @lifetime..I never said there's a legal requirement to have a umbrella policy for anything but if you're carrying a weapon,you had better protect yourself in case there's a problem and when you discharge a weapon,,there will be a lawyer seeking you soon afterwards..believe it!!! Practice..practice practice to save your life and your families. Don't be a hero that's not what ccw is about or for...be safe everyone.

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Respect

I think the Chicago firemen and policemen are some of the bravest men in the world

  • very well said Touche

  • humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    Without our 'Men and Women in Blue' we would see some of the mass chaos that Ferguson, MO is experiencing right now ... Some people will take any and EVERY opportunity to steal, loot and raise hell (ALL in protest of a slain strongarm burglar ... BULLHOCKEY) ... There are MANY, MANY more good cops than there are bad ... Like Peterdrake said ... even THEY get nailed to the cross in the end ...Even Cmdr Jon Burge couldn't escape some justice for his misdeeds and lack of supervision!

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Jobs in Bridgeport

Hello and good afternoon, does anybody know of any places hiring around Bridgeport? Please let me know I would really appreciate the help

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