Aug 18

Updated 1 hour ago

New Alderman in the 13th ward?

Do you think we need a new Alderman in our ward? Come on people sound off let your opinions. Be heard!

  • Calling the alderman for anything other than tree trimming or pothole patches is useless. When we called on the Central Ave. project we never received a response. He won't take a public position on anything important.

    All the issues I have brought up are important issues to SW siders. Marty...

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    Calling the alderman for anything other than tree trimming or pothole patches is useless. When we called on the Central Ave. project we never received a response. He won't take a public position on anything important.

    All the issues I have brought up are important issues to SW siders. Marty won't speak on them until he gets the green light from Madigan and Emanuel. Far from being out of touch, I am more aware of the big issues than you are.

    By the way the 12,000 signatures don't exist. They are a fantasy.

  • You know what does not exist? You!

    There is no Tad Wainwright.
    You use an alias because you don't have the testicles to put your own name on anything.

    Your Probably some disgruntled precinct captain from the 11th ward who hates politics now because you were passed up for a promotion.

    Anyway, I am done with you.

25 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Helicopter hovering

today (9-18) at 2:15pm to around 3pm a helicopter was hovering around 63rd and St. Louis... Does anyone have any idea why? Just curious

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    Sometimes it's just as easy to go into the Police Station @ 63rd & St.louis, if any one would & should know............
    And, you know they do have Caps meetings where maybe they could answer that.

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27 hours ago

Prosecutors: Man set up drug deal that left man dead near Midway Airport

Alfaro, of the 4100 block of West 57th Place, told police he set up the drug deal knowing about the robbery plan and was charged with first-degree murder despite not being at the scene, authorities said.

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Alfaro called another acquaintance and set up a fake drug deal for later that day in the 6100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, Rogers said. During the meeting, somebody pulled out a gun and shot Galindo.

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Aug 28

Updated 2 days ago

DISASTER HOTLINE for the 23rdWard!

When a disaster strikes, people look for help and expect to get it from their elected officials. These past several months, we have faced cruel weather conditions where heavy rains and gusty winds left many residents with flooded basements, downed trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines and broken gas mains. Many of these conditions could be life threatening. People lost electricity, needed additional trash pick-ups, required prompt assistance to have sewers opened up, etc. It is unfortunate, that in 19...

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When a disaster strikes, people look for help and expect to get it from their elected officials. These past several months, we have faced cruel weather conditions where heavy rains and gusty winds left many residents with flooded basements, downed trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines and broken gas mains. Many of these conditions could be life threatening. People lost electricity, needed additional trash pick-ups, required prompt assistance to have sewers opened up, etc. It is unfortunate, that in 19 years of alderman Zalewski being in the office, residents have not gotten the assistance they deserve, but help is on the way.
If elected, I will create an aldermanic DISASTER HOTLINE with open phone lines, not just a recording, to assist and provide information to residents of the 23rd Ward. My aldermanic staff and I will answer phones from 6am till midnight during any emergency to provide answers, take requests and expedite outage repairs. The residents would be able to call my office to find out when electricity will be restored, downed trees cleaned up or how to get assistance in pumping water from their basements. These are issues the public deserves to be helped with. It is just the right thing to do when people need help.

  • "chuck

    3 of them maybe all the same person ??????"

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    Perhaps SWOldTimr and ArcherHeightsGuy is the same person too?

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Ms Goral, I like the idea of being able to report, access and receive timely information during a disaster but such services are generally available be it through Com-Ed, Chgo, FEMA, .... Having a clearing-house layer of mgmt that in my guess will say, 'call Com-ed,, heres the #" really...

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    Ms Goral, I like the idea of being able to report, access and receive timely information during a disaster but such services are generally available be it through Com-Ed, Chgo, FEMA, .... Having a clearing-house layer of mgmt that in my guess will say, 'call Com-ed,, heres the #" really does no good.

    Rather, the community services I would like to see accessible during a disaster, are pretty much the same as during happy times, just tightened up a bit. e.g.,

    1. Mobility. Getting around on a bicycle could be convenient. Power and docking info may be out for DIVVY bicycle stations but let's take that chance. Next, striped bicycle lanes that the community is already used to and a bicycle shop or two along Archer.

    2. Gathering places with tables, maybe heat, water or something warm. Independently-owned cafe's up and down Archer from Pulaski to Harlem. Cafe's are also a great place to access wifi if necessary.

    3. Independent family-run restaurants. See cafes above.

    4. Things may be cheaper at big-chain hardware stores, but it's the walkable neighborhood hardware stores that will be needed. Highlight them now and increase their on-site staff so that there are plenty for repairing window panes, ....... A note on hardware stores. I find it difficult to walk into and stay in a hardware store that has on display especially right by the cash registers (for easy cary-out) all those lawn chemicals, sprays, weed killers, .... How does staff manage to breath Scott's poisons throughout the workday. Imo, a hardware store w/o forcing a customer to be exposed to lawn chemicals is greatly appreciated.

    5. One of the first things people do immediately post a disaster is wander the streets. See Mobility and Cafes above.

    But why focus on disaster. Rather, let's focus on quality of life. See bicycles and cafes above.

    Was that you I saw at the Divvy station on Michigan & Oak?

Sep 06

Updated 3 days ago

Re: Was Aldermanic Candidate Paulino Villareal fired from the Sherifs Department?

Is this true?!?!

Re: Yesterday I volunteered to register new voters in Southwest Chicago. As an Hispanic Woman I found it offensive when a Caucasian Man told me, "I guess its your guys (Meaning Hispanics) turn to take over according to Paulino Villareal". He then explained to me that Mr. Villareal is a candidate for Alderman in the 23rd Ward. He told me to google a video that circulated online via social media: http://youtu.be/PMFlYdv8Wbw and then another of him answering...

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Is this true?!?!

Re: Yesterday I volunteered to register new voters in Southwest Chicago. As an Hispanic Woman I found it offensive when a Caucasian Man told me, "I guess its your guys (Meaning Hispanics) turn to take over according to Paulino Villareal". He then explained to me that Mr. Villareal is a candidate for Alderman in the 23rd Ward. He told me to google a video that circulated online via social media: http://youtu.be/PMFlYdv8Wbw and then another of him answering questions from what seems to be a reporter: http://youtu.be/D-8gXm3p9f4. The man then ranted about Mr. Villareal's losing his job as an officer for a gun related incident, abusing his power, and beating his wife. He then went off on how Mr. Villareal stated that if he were elected, he would put on a bullet proof vest, carry a gun, and patrol the streets.

Since I had never heard of this, all I could tell this man was that I would look it up. Then explained to him that I might be of Hispanic Heritage, but I am an American,educated, Tax Payer, who served my country. Then told him that Mr. Villareal does not represent most Hispanics view. We are not trying to take over!!! We have the same American Dream as the next person, no matter their background.

After watching the videos I was speechless that Mr. Villareal spoke as if he had a "Latino Manifest Destiny" to prove. So I am not sure what or who to believe. Just hope Latinos/Hispanics don't just vote for him because of his race. After all look at how Alderman Solis sold out the Latino/Hispanic community in Pilsen.

What I do know is that as a Latina/Hispanic/American/Woman/Human, Mr. Villareal will not be getting my vote. Especially if he is rumored to been fired for abusing his power as an Officer and abusive. I hope those are just rumors, but even then just from watching his stump speech and interview his point of being "Officer Alderman" is ludicrous.

It takes more than a Spanish Surname to win my vote!

  • Thank you, 'Lady of Fire', for your open-minded, thoughtful and informative stance.
    Refreshing to come across in this ward...I too have seen this video and it impacted
    me likewise....

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Zalewski Crook

Me take lesson Chuck Hughes! Chuck Hughes Tardo Lika Me! Chuch Highrs Win! Zalewski crook!?!

  • Lynnchex Lady of Fire

    Alderman Zalewski should return that money back to the tax payers! Thank you Tad for clearing this up. Im sure there are more shady deals out there needed to be exposed!

  • Stand4truth Property owner

    Yep...Lynnchex..there's certainly more! That's why I've been saying, "do your homework on all the candidates!" Both incumbent and wannabes. Public records are a beautiful thing, you just need to look.

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6 days ago

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Stop Chicago Machine

A group of us fed up with The Madigans, Burkes, Zalewakis... Created a fan page to uncover them with there lies and corruption. It's a group of teachers, education activist, tax attorneys, professors, moms, dads, police officers, and activist! We are not afraid like our page!

Haters comment away make it fun!

https://www.facebook.com/stopchicagomachine

  • The machine must be beaten. 50 tears in power is enough!

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Sep 10

Sep 10

volunteers for Luis Pacheco in the 13th ward.

Luis Pacheco is in need of volunteers in the 13th ward if you're one of many who think we need a change from the status quo and you live in the 13th ward? Come help a good man out who is totally for the people. Leave name, number or email and someone will contact you.

Lupac222@gmail.Com

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Sep 06

Did Alderman Zalewski hire his Daughter-in-Law?

I heard Alderman Zalewski got his daughter-in-law hired for a 6 figure job!! Is that true? Not hating Chuck, Srobersk, or SWOldtimmer. Just asking before you all starting throwing unethical laws to his defense or as you call them facts. It's just a question!

Sep 06

Did Alderman Zalewski hire his Daughter-in-Law?

I heard Alderman Zalewski got his daughter-in-law hired for a 6 figure job!!' Is that true? Not hating Chuck, Srobersk, or SWOldtimmer. Just asking before you all starting throwing unethical laws to his defense!

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Sep 04

Updated Sep 04

St Mary Star Of The Sea Fall Fest

Come out Thus Saturday for our Parish Fall Fest from 11 am till midnight many activity's a rummage sale bake sale & so much more. Not to mention the great foods & great times pleas come & support this great parish Fest

Sep 04

Park District Fall Activities

Most Chicago Park District fall 2014 programs will begin the week of 9/15/14. It is not too late to register. For more information visit your local park or visit the park district web site, www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

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Aug 09

Updated Sep 03

Zalewski Really Went Bankrupt?

Who on earth would vote for a person that filed for Bakruptcy twice. Now wonder he keeps bankrupting the 23rd Ward. Yeah lets give Alderman ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZawslepps on the wheel 4 more years right?

RE; It is unclear to me how alderman Michael Zalewski who earns over $100,000+ yearly, not even including his spouse which also brings in a whopping $100,000 yearly would have a need to file for bankruptcy protection.

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Who on earth would vote for a person that filed for Bakruptcy twice. Now wonder he keeps bankrupting the 23rd Ward. Yeah lets give Alderman ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZawslepps on the wheel 4 more years right?

RE; It is unclear to me how alderman Michael Zalewski who earns over $100,000+ yearly, not even including his spouse which also brings in a whopping $100,000 yearly would have a need to file for bankruptcy protection.

Are the public servants we elect competent enough for the job? Should our public officials take IQ tests, or equivalency exams? I want someone in office who can balance out their own checking account before putting their hands in my pocket.

Source: Medilll Reports Chicago / Public Record - Recorder of Deeds.

I wasn't sure if you could file for bankruptcy multiply times, so I goggled it.

How Often Can You File For Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that is designed to help both consumers and businesses eliminate their debt or repay the debt under the protection of bankruptcy court. Presently there are no limits to the number of times you can file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law determines the length of time between filing for bankruptcy and multiple filings may result in debt that is not discharged if it appears you are abusing bankruptcy laws.

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Aug 13

Updated Aug 31

change in ward 13

Who else think that we need a change from the status quo. sound off here and let your voice be heard.

  • Yes I voted and yes im registered, no to volunteering I'm not for the status quo.

  • Here's a bit of info for the 23th ward stop and save on Archer received 3 million dollars in TIF funds then donated $13.000 to the Alderman campaign. Makes me wonder how much is spent in the 13th ward and who recieved it.

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