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Updated 3 days ago

Happy Happy Joy Joy !!

Thanks to hard work from the Archer Heights Civic Association, Ald Mike Zalewski and community residents on 5000 and 5100 blocks of Kostner Kenneth and Kolin the auto repair shop Monroy's Muffler is no longer in business at Archer and Kostner

  • Her question was merley what the problem was that is all it was not WHY, do you have some sorta problem with the place? it was inqusitive not smartas

  • JudgeJudy Beauty fades, dumb is forever

    It's official - Mr Kostner's is a MORON because he cannot understand the difference. DUMB is FOREVER

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"Southwest Side alderman resorts to race-baiting to save job"

My Everyblock topic is the same headline used on Sunday,
in the Chicago Sun-times, for a column written by the newspaper columnist,
Mark Brown. Here is the link (once again posted, for others) to read that full article:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/384388/southwest-side-alderman-resorts-race-baiting

I realize at least one commentator here already posted it, but it is important enough
to bear repeating; & remind constituents of the 23rd Ward that the incumbent
alderman is SO utterly corrupt, that has to be singled out in a...

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My Everyblock topic is the same headline used on Sunday,
in the Chicago Sun-times, for a column written by the newspaper columnist,
Mark Brown. Here is the link (once again posted, for others) to read that full article:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/384388/southwest-side-alderman-resorts-race-baiting

I realize at least one commentator here already posted it, but it is important enough
to bear repeating; & remind constituents of the 23rd Ward that the incumbent
alderman is SO utterly corrupt, that has to be singled out in a major newspaper, for his lies, treachery,bashing of fellow aldermanic candidates and inciting racism to boot-!

It is clear, Z-- is beyond the point of redemption and he and his pathetic politics has got to leave this ward.

He deludingly must consider that-- repeating his corrupt tactics (similar
to his behavior in the prior election cycle four years ago) served him (and him alone) in the past, so, these vicious tactics bear repeating (and also, dreaming up even new ways to attack and bring down his opponents; even if it means falsely defaming them or attacking their very livelihood)!

My gad already, when are we going to wake up in this Ward?! This man should have been ousted long ago (and I said so then; he should have been removed when the corrupt Daley mayoral legacy ended-- who he was a lock-step lackey for, even as he is now is the same, for the Rahm-bomb game).

It is obvious, his lack of attendance at several ward candidate programs was a spit-in your-face, 23rd ward. As long as he can hold on to his 'tiny fiefdom', he doesn't give
a whit (even if he had any wits, except for corrupt politicking) about you or me, or any respect for his challengers names or reputations. as his cartoonish, buffoonery passing as mailers has shown.

Why he even stooped to inciting racism as 'a campaign slogan'! How pathetic can a politician be? Well, the irony is we already KNOW...

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Up2up2me:

    It's hilarious that you're citing a comment as a fact to invalidate what I have to say. A comment is an opinion and certainly not a credible source.

  • u2u2me I met ABC last night and I swear on my parents graves that SHE is not Paulino or Gigo

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Updated Feb 22

You should be ashamed...

Once, sometimes twice a week me and my family visit my in-laws. During these visits we take them to the grocery store to get stuff. Today was no exception. I parked no longer than 10 minutes to get them, only to find someone spit all over my car door, and rubbed it under my door handle!
I did not take anyone's spot, and there was enough parking for at least 5 cars. No I did not p.o. any one, as I only know a couple of neighbors, and they know why we are there.
My in-laws live on 50th and Keeler, and have been there 10 years now, this has never happened before!!!!

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Updated Feb 21

EARLY VOTING: Convenience...or just more time to 'disappear' votes?

Since this 'concept' of early voting was first implement, I have had a leery feeling about it.
Even though I did early vote a couple of times, still, I always wonder IF my vote will be counted (that is, if ANY vote gets counted these days-- metaphorically-speaking) ;~}

Yes, early voting 'appears' to stream-line the process of voting (e.g. preventing long lines, etc.) and, as I recall, there was a BIG campaign to convince the public of that.

Nevertheless, this...

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Since this 'concept' of early voting was first implement, I have had a leery feeling about it.
Even though I did early vote a couple of times, still, I always wonder IF my vote will be counted (that is, if ANY vote gets counted these days-- metaphorically-speaking) ;~}

Yes, early voting 'appears' to stream-line the process of voting (e.g. preventing long lines, etc.) and, as I recall, there was a BIG campaign to convince the public of that.

Nevertheless, this was instituted at the same time there was also bedlam taking place, over the break-down of voting machines on voting day, the suspicions that machines (manufactured by private contracting companies) were pre-tampered with, etc. Soooo... it is not a difficult thing to consider that this 'early voting' option might also have been invented to 'tamper' with voting results. These are my thoughts
on the topic...

In the interest of taking an informal poll, what are your thoughts on the matter?

Feb 11

Updated Feb 18

Do We REALLY need such a guy as mayor? Let's THINK Before We VOTE!

We already have enough corruption with the current one...

So, WHY in the world to vote in
a man who has a criminal gang member for a son AND who acts as if its just fine and
dandy to look the other way and make excuses and justifications to cover up the reality of this news:

Here's the full story on this from 2/8/15--
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/351122/mayoral-challenger-garcia-backed-deal-firm-gave-son-free-legal-help

Here's an excerpt to whet your whistle--
"Garcia — who’s now one of four challengers...

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We already have enough corruption with the current one...

So, WHY in the world to vote in
a man who has a criminal gang member for a son AND who acts as if its just fine and
dandy to look the other way and make excuses and justifications to cover up the reality of this news:

Here's the full story on this from 2/8/15--
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/351122/mayoral-challenger-garcia-backed-deal-firm-gave-son-free-legal-help

Here's an excerpt to whet your whistle--
"Garcia — who’s now one of four challengers seeking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 city election — supported Mayer Brown despite a personal connection to the firm involving his adult son Samuel Garcia. Court records show Samuel Garcia had been arrested in 2007 on a felony charge, accused of attacking two off-duty police officers on the South Side — and lawyers from the downtown law firm represented him in the criminal case for free."

  • Up, these are considerable points. sounds bad, makes me wonder what has gone on. is there some type of explanation? it reminds me of some Daley stories, Like the son, i think it was, that beat the poor kid with a baseball bat, over in New Buffalo at their summer...

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    Up, these are considerable points. sounds bad, makes me wonder what has gone on. is there some type of explanation? it reminds me of some Daley stories, Like the son, i think it was, that beat the poor kid with a baseball bat, over in New Buffalo at their summer mansion. i think he suffered permanent brain damage. Or daley II, that took a job with the lawfirm he hired to represent us in the parking meter deal. we all no what a great mayor he was.
    seems like in illinois we only get the bottom of the barrel when it comes to political choices.
    Who is the least evil, for mayor???

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Updated Feb 14

Handyman

I've seen recommendations for handymen here, but now can't find any. Someone recommended a father son team (?) around Archer and Pulaski awhile back. In any case, does anyone have a good guy to do odds and ends?

  • I and friend used "Me and My Boys" Great .They meet all requirements Safety, legal.
    Micheal Morris
    773-376-3867
    Family business. I recommend them!

  • Bob Stanek Lives across from Peck School, works at Argonne

    That's the one I was looking for! Thanks. - Bob

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Feb 11

Update: Rahm' Snowjob of Burke or Burke's Snowjob of Us?!

TODAY/WED/2/11/15-- Chicago Sun-times front-page story:

"RAHM PLOWS THROUGH BURKE SNOWSCREEN"

(link should take you to copy of front page-- then click onto for article access)--

http://eedition.suntimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

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Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Burke's Block Bare...

FYInterest-- recent news re: Z's next-door boss...er, 'neighbor':

This news was a Chicago Sun-times front-page article (2/5/15):

http://earhustle411.com/chicago-the-snowplows-hit-ald-ed-burkes-street-five-times-other-streets-not-even-touched-once/

Blog comments all the way from the North Side!

http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=chicago+sun+times+Alderman+Burke+gets+street+shoveled+of+snow+repeatedly&d=4505877382893376&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=1eLWxqfC54MBCVy8KhLUFifrgWwXKTUZ

Too bad he's running unopposed this February 24th...
Well, you can always leave the square next to his name blank).

  • he has so much money in his war chest that he loaned Quinn money for his last campaign.

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Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Street plowing

Does it seem like over the last few years the city has severely cut back on salting the streets? Seems to me they have a great deal. Even the expressways!! Also it seems when they do plow, They don't scrape down to the street as well. Daley at least did a better job of it!

  • Rahm sucks, sorry, I said it, I can't help it, that's how I feel . . .

  • Daley made sure the streets were plowed and alleys. Rahm could care less.

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Jan 07

Updated Jan 31

Bobak's

The sign on Bobak's says "Building for Sale" . Anybody know something about this?

  • Konrad Obodzinski

    Stan Bobak runs it now. He got greedy and sued his brother a few years back so only he owns it and he is also the reason bobaks is closing.

  • Mr. Konrad, How aobut telling us why Stan is the reason Bobak's is selling/closing?

Jan 29

Updated Jan 31

Fridays with Fioretti in Southwest side of Chicago

Join neighbors of Archer Heights, Brighton Park, Garfield Ridge, Gage Park and West Eldson as they discuss safe streets and strong neighborhoods with 2nd Ward Alderman and Mayoral Candidate Bob Fioretti and Dr. Amara Enyia.

Friday, January 30th at El Tarasco Restaurant located at 4358 W 51st St from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Please call 312-733-9985 to RSVP.

Check this link for more info: http://tinyurl.com/SWside

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Jan 27

Meet Ald. Bob Fioretti: Fridays with Fioretti

Come meet mayoral candidate Ald. Bob Fioretti this Friday at El Tarasco 4358 W. 51st. Ask him questions and share your issues with him. This free event is open to the public but please RSVP at 312.773.9985

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Jan 17

Updated Jan 20

47th Street - Pulaski East to Archer to be Closed for Sewer Replacement

This is is taken verbatim from a yesterday post on the Archer Heights Civic Associaton Face Book Page.

As was announced at the AHCA meeting this past Wednesday - 47th Street is to be closed from Pulaski Rd., east to Archer Ave. for installation of new sewers. From Alderman Burke’s office we now have the details.

The Department of Water Management will be installing new sewers on S. Harding Avenue from 47th Street north to 46th Street, and on west...

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This is is taken verbatim from a yesterday post on the Archer Heights Civic Associaton Face Book Page.

As was announced at the AHCA meeting this past Wednesday - 47th Street is to be closed from Pulaski Rd., east to Archer Ave. for installation of new sewers. From Alderman Burke’s office we now have the details.

The Department of Water Management will be installing new sewers on S. Harding Avenue from 47th Street north to 46th Street, and on west 46th Street from Harding to Hamlin Avenues . This new sewer will serve the area of Archer Heights from (N) 45th Street, (S) 47th Street, (E) Hamlin Ave. and (W) Pulaski Rd and is designed to improve drainage and reduce risk of flooding in that section of our community.

This project will start on Monday, February 2nd and run through February 6th (weather permitting) and 47th Street will be closed from Harding for three to four days to connect the existing sewer. Traffic will be detoured along 47th Street - Pulaski Rd. and Archer Ave. Everyone will always be able to reach their home or business. Outside of working hours (7:00 AM – 4:00 PM), a lane will be left open for LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY. Thru traffic will not be allowed at any time and NO PARKING will be posted during work hours.

Please remember the schedule is subject to weather conditions and may take longer. For any questions please call Alderman Edward Burke’s Ward office – 773-471-1414.

Also announced at the Wednesday AHCA meeting was the closing of the 47th & Kedzie intersection also for sewer installation. We do not have any details on that project at this time.

  • What THE HECK DOES A MEXICAN RESTAURANT ON Pulaski Have TO Do WITH A STREET CLOSURE??

  • Debbie W. Live in Archer Heights....Love my neighborhood

    I know it has nothing to do with the strret closure but i was in shock. I'm sorry if i offended you.

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Jan 19

Aieee!...It's a Mardi Gras Celebration!

A Mardi Gras Celebration, featuring The Midway Ramblers

DATE: Saturday, February 14, 2015

TIME: 4 p.m.

LOCATION: 8999 South Archer Avenue, Willow Springs.

MORE: As part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration, we bring to you The Midway Ramblers, an authentic & fun Cajun/Zydeco band that plays true Cajun, hot Zydeco & Louisiana Blues to delight audiences of all ages.

Why YOU should come?!

~ Celebrate Mardi Gras with a pre-Valentine's Day Cajun Concert.
~ Free event, perfect for the entire...

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A Mardi Gras Celebration, featuring The Midway Ramblers

DATE: Saturday, February 14, 2015

TIME: 4 p.m.

LOCATION: 8999 South Archer Avenue, Willow Springs.

MORE: As part of our 100th Anniversary Celebration, we bring to you The Midway Ramblers, an authentic & fun Cajun/Zydeco band that plays true Cajun, hot Zydeco & Louisiana Blues to delight audiences of all ages.

Why YOU should come?!

~ Celebrate Mardi Gras with a pre-Valentine's Day Cajun Concert.
~ Free event, perfect for the entire family.
~ School, church, community and civic groups welcomed.
~ Ideal event for students to earn extra school credit.
~ Learn about the Cajuns: their history, culture, language and song.
~ Taste and experience Cajun cuisine.
~ Spontaneous, lively two-steps may occur.

This is a free event however reservations are required. Please R.S.V.P. by February 7, 2014 to (708) 839.8999 or by email to staff@zarzyckimanorchapels.com.

You may also respond via our Facebook Events page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1762160627341391/

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Nov 11

Updated Jan 15

Demolition Permit issued for shutterd Brandy's Restaursnt at Archer Cicero

On November 7th a permit was issued for the demolition of the old Brandy's Restaurant on the SW corner of Archer & Cicero and an announcement of what will be built on that site will be made at tomorrow's Archer Heghts Civic Assocaition meetinig.

Although the corner is not in Archer Heights, the AHCA tires to keep tabs on events/ issues happeninig along the community border.

  • Pretty in Pink Happy Wife Happy Life

    I'd like to see a good authentic Cuban/PR or Tapas Restaurant out this way. We always have to go downtown or the northside. Just no more Mexican restaurants. There's just too many.

  • I'd like to see a HENRY's ...Or return of GOSSAGE GRILL!! Starbucks SUCKS! I'd rather see a CASINO then a Starbucks!

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Jan 06

Updated Jan 07

Can anyone answer-Q: re: Com Ed billing & Chicago Residential 2-flat home:

Hi,
Can anyone provide help (i.e. based on real-time experience) in answering this
(I'm asking this question for an elderly homeowner who cannot get on the phone and discuss this with Com Ed-- and go through all the rig-a-maroll of trying to obtaining an answer and avoid a possible problem or charges if service is changed in any way):

Q-- If one owns an old 2-flat home in Chicago, and the household receives SEPERATE
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Hi,
Can anyone provide help (i.e. based on real-time experience) in answering this
(I'm asking this question for an elderly homeowner who cannot get on the phone and discuss this with Com Ed-- and go through all the rig-a-maroll of trying to obtaining an answer and avoid a possible problem or charges if service is changed in any way):

Q-- If one owns an old 2-flat home in Chicago, and the household receives SEPERATE
monthly bills for each flat, and if one of these flats becomes UNOCCUPIED (i.e. not using electricity) but the owner doesn't want to completely disconnect/close the account
on that unused flat's meter,
IS THERE a Com Ed program (this is the utility co. the person has an account with) that can be requested by the homeowner to reduce the monthly bill to 'BARE BONES' for that unused apt. (until it is re-occupied-- which many not be for many months)?

I am trying to help give a simple answer to an elderly homeowner to help reduce monthly expenses, but have searched Com Ed's website and do not find any information that addresses such a scenario.

From all I could tell, maybe their 'real-time' usage program might be the answer (but then I read that they bill an extra charge (unstated as to amount or if it was to be monthly or a one-time charge) to use this program-- so doubt there would be any reduction in the bill after all.

Com Ed doesn't seem to make it easy to get answers via their website....

So, if anyone has had experience with this and can provide an answer or
advice pertaining to the Q....I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks.

  • Dam good question! I hope to see an answer on this to!

  • Good Morning,
    I'm sure maybe they can suspend service until next tenant moves in . I work with comEd and Zoom Energy. Let me know if you need any other information

    Juanita

  • Hello Juanita,

    And thank you for your reply.
    Well, yes, I would appreciate 'other information', if you can supply it here.
    Like, specifically, what is Com Ed's 'suspension of service program' (I don't find
    it on there website, that is why I am asking. I know, to 'suspend' would be,...

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    Hello Juanita,

    And thank you for your reply.
    Well, yes, I would appreciate 'other information', if you can supply it here.
    Like, specifically, what is Com Ed's 'suspension of service program' (I don't find
    it on there website, that is why I am asking. I know, to 'suspend' would be, to
    put service temporarily on hold (like when you go on vacation and ask the Post
    Office to 'hold your mail' until you return). But--the point-- I want to help the person
    money save money. So, I need to first identify if 1) Com Ed DOES actually have such
    a program 2) What is the service charge involved, and would it be a one-time charge or monthly 3) Where can I get details of this program (i.e. 'get it in writing', and not
    just by hearsay or talking to a rep over the phone.

    So, you see, that is the "other information" I would need to proceed to be of any help to the person.. IF you know any of the answers to these questions, I would (and it looks as if (;~}) Fellow Resident...would too) appreciate your response here.
    Thanks, again.

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