Jul 16

Updated 1 hour ago

Former 23rd Ward Aldermanic Candidate endorses Martin Arteaga

Former Aldermanic Candidate for Chicago’s 23rd Ward, Anna Corral, endorses and joins Martin Arteaga’s for 23rd Ward Alderman campaign.

Corral, a health professional and community activists in the south west side of Chicago, had previously launched her campaign for Alderman in the 23rd ward. After several conversations and meetings with the Arteaga Campaign, Corral decided to “join forces” and work together to bring the much needed change in the 23rd ward.
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Former Aldermanic Candidate for Chicago’s 23rd Ward, Anna Corral, endorses and joins Martin Arteaga’s for 23rd Ward Alderman campaign.

Corral, a health professional and community activists in the south west side of Chicago, had previously launched her campaign for Alderman in the 23rd ward. After several conversations and meetings with the Arteaga Campaign, Corral decided to “join forces” and work together to bring the much needed change in the 23rd ward.
“I found myself asking people to support my campaign or Martins. It was clear Martin had an organized campaign team and support from all over Chicago. Joining forces to work together for the 23rd ward and bring the change we need from the current administration made sense.” Said Corral.

Corral will join the Arteaga campaign as Community Outreach Director. “Having Anna’s endorsement and join our team is an honor. She cares a lot about the people in the 23rd Ward and like my self is a concerned parent and citizen who is tired of seeing the communities of the 23rd Ward being neglected.”

The 23rd Ward includes Midway International Airport and parts of Garfield Ridge, Clearing, Archer Heights and West Elsdon. But in the 2015 election, the ward also will spread south and east to take in parts of West Lawn, Chicago Lawn and other neighborhoods. The reconfigured 23rd Ward will see its Hispanic population jump from about 47 percent to around 67 percent.

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    Your obviously not that smart Stand4Lies what about Villareal's record or Alderman Zzzzzsleeps on the wheel. Be right back let's look into dumb & dumbers record. Who use to get hi on snorting coke? Who went bankrupt 2 times, and who got fired from County Sheriffs???? Not Arteaga! Your prolly a city worker afraid to lose his job lol. Don't worry Jeanette as a land lord I know the headaches. Obviously these people have no idea or respect for putting other peoples business out there hurting even more there records.

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    Oh we have pics of a sans commissioner and z snorting

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2 days ago

13 Ward Electronic Recycling Day

This Saturday August 23 at Kennedy High School from 10 am- 1 pm

2 days ago

Senior Citizen Issues:

We have a large number of seniors (including yours truly) in the area around Pasteur Park. But we don't have a decent park field house. Seniors need a place to exercise, especially in the winter months. A decent running track around the park would also be great for the aging limbs.

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New Alderman in the 13th ward?

Do you think we need a new Alderman in our ward? come on people sound off let your voice be heard!

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5 days ago

Back to school supply drive.

Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
Help fill up a backpack today!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition),...

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Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
Help fill up a backpack today!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition), backpacks, art supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons, sketch pads, water colors, paint, chalk, clay and erasers), pens/pencils, loose leaf paper, graph paper, 3-ring binders, folders, compasses, rulers, lunch boxes, calculators, staplers, glue, glue sticks, safety scissors etc...

All supplies will be donated to local schools in the 23rd Ward. If you would like to participate, please drop off your donation between 10am-2pm at Anna Goral’s campaign office at 6500 W. Archer Ave. For more information please call (773) 586 4444 or email us at friends@annagoral.com.

Aug 07

Updated 5 days ago

FBI and police with guns on Karlov and 58th

Does anyone know what happened? I was driving to westlawn grocery store, and saw police speeding through the little streets, then up and down the alley. They were looking in people's yards and then a bunch got off and walked up and down the block carrying machine guns...

  • This is likely what you witnessed on Aug.7th, WestLawn Girl (I saw this newsstory a day or so later, in the Chicago Sun-times: and here is an online link to the program, wherein the Chicago Police, the FBI, and County police are teaming up to patrol the streets in some of the most high-crime areas of our city. Apparently, WestLawn counts as that!

    http://patch.com/illinois/lincoln-square/fbi-joins-chicago-police-going-after-violent-gang-members/#.U--pp03licw

  • 58th and Karlov is not part of West Lawn, it is West Elsdon.

    The area between 55th and 59th from Pulaski to Cicero is still a nice place to live. West Elsdon is from Central Park (east) to Cicero (west), 59th (north) to 52nd/51st Street (south).

    If something was going on at 58th a Karlov, it probably was a violation of a court appearance. If you check out crimes statistics, West Elsdon's highest issues are robbery and Burglary.

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Aug 13

Updated 5 days ago

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.

  • Do you have specifics Carlos or are you just looking for change for change sake?

  • You need change to progress. If there is no change things become stagnant. Plus its time that we take our community back and away from the politician own special interest.

  • So in other words change just for change sake.

Jul 11

Updated Aug 14

Alderman for the 13th ward in the upcoming election

I've worked for the City of Chicago for 15 years, as a watchman, laborer, and the last 5 years as a ward coordinator under the Department of Street and Sanitation.  As a ward coordinator I was on the frontlines and had a chance to work closely with the Ward's Alderman. I had an Opportunity to be at the Alderman's side and assist in the day to day operation of a Chicago City Ward. I've been active in politics for the...

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I've worked for the City of Chicago for 15 years, as a watchman, laborer, and the last 5 years as a ward coordinator under the Department of Street and Sanitation.  As a ward coordinator I was on the frontlines and had a chance to work closely with the Ward's Alderman. I had an Opportunity to be at the Alderman's side and assist in the day to day operation of a Chicago City Ward. I've been active in politics for the last 30 years from the grassroots up and am no stranger to Chicago politics.

I'm currently seeking to run for the seat of Alderman of the 13 Ward. I've lived there with my wife Kathy and 4 sons for 13 years. I'm currently a volunteer patient advocate at the University of Illinois Medical Campus. My goals for the 13th ward includes preventing violence in our community, providing vital services, and cleaning up our neighborhood, to bring a real change to the City of Chicago, and by offering my experience to better serve our community.

Luis"checo"Pacheco

  • If you question the validity of their savior there only defence is to attack you. typical response from a Madigoon.

  • Tad Wainright is 1

    Morally corrupt! come on. In 2011, one of the candidates against Quinn didn't file the correct paper work, so he was removed from the ballot by the Election board and the other candidate didn't have enough signatures to get on the ballot. Also, I believe they signed the same petition...

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    Morally corrupt! come on. In 2011, one of the candidates against Quinn didn't file the correct paper work, so he was removed from the ballot by the Election board and the other candidate didn't have enough signatures to get on the ballot. Also, I believe they signed the same petition as the Alderman's and perjured oneself. And was removed by the Chicago Board of Elections which is independent of Mike Madigan and anyone you think is conspiring to not have somebody on the ballot.

    Lifelong, I think you need to take a course in politics. Politics 101.

    If you decide to run for office you have to follow the rules. Plain and simple.

    Your pathetic and a cry baby.

Aug 09

Updated Aug 14

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.

  • Lynn you seem to have limited your own job opportunities by requiring that those opportunities be located in your immediate area. You don't say what your skills are but I'm guessing that you were in the retail or service industries. If true there are numerous jobs available in the area...

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    Lynn you seem to have limited your own job opportunities by requiring that those opportunities be located in your immediate area. You don't say what your skills are but I'm guessing that you were in the retail or service industries. If true there are numerous jobs available in the area although I am sure that the wages may not be as high as you would like. You might want to try the Department of Employment's website. It lists a large number of blue collar jobs and you can apply on line.

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Jul 29

Updated Aug 13

Martin Arteaga Talks Development for the 23rd Ward!

Let's talk development. Let's talk University Village. Do you remember when Maxwell Street was much rougher and grittier than it is today? I can remember and I am sure you do, too, because it was not very long ago. I spent time at UIC and I was able to play a key role in that community center development. The result was a successful redevelopment and the creation of the popular and much-patronized University Village. Residents and tourists no longer have...

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Let's talk development. Let's talk University Village. Do you remember when Maxwell Street was much rougher and grittier than it is today? I can remember and I am sure you do, too, because it was not very long ago. I spent time at UIC and I was able to play a key role in that community center development. The result was a successful redevelopment and the creation of the popular and much-patronized University Village. Residents and tourists no longer have to tolerate the grit, the abandoned buildings and the feeling of hopelessness that those things bring. Residents, tourists, students, passersby, and all can now enjoy walking, jogging, biking, and patronizing the safe and vibrant streets of University Village. This is a perfect example of how valuable resources can invested intelligently into the community so that EVERYBODY WINS.

To revitalize the 23rd Ward, we need community development and community outreach experience and HANDS ON LEADERSHIP. Throughout the ward we see vacant lots and abandoned buildings that are vandalized and underutilized. Let's take matters into our own hands. Let's revitalize the 23rd Ward. I'm ready and I'm up to the challenge.The time for change is now! We need to revitalize the Archer Avenue Business District and redevelop the area near Midway Airport. We need more business and jobs. This is what I will fight for as your next 23rd Ward Alderman.

WATCH MY VIDEO: http://youtu.be/Zy3DQaaCjwQ

  • Sounds like a great idea! How will funding be obtained? Our ward doesn't need another taco joint. A Panera bread would be awesome!

  • no taco joints or dollars stores.
    Panera, Potbellys, Chick-fil-a

  • Agree - Panera, Cosi, Corner Bakery would be totally awesome.

    But what does "Let's take matters into our own hands" mean?.

Jul 31

Updated Aug 12

Madigan - Quinn Service Office doing great!

The Madigan - Quinn Service Office should be commended for the great work they do for our community!

  • I see the Madigoons attacking residents again.laughable how they are trying to make a rubberstamper look good.

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

    I'm just looking for facts, not just " they are the best" and he "knows his people".
    Still don't know what that's supposed to mean. But I'm sure you have more than enough police at 67 & Kolin, there are no illegal rental conversion units there, your taxes are the...

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    I'm just looking for facts, not just " they are the best" and he "knows his people".
    Still don't know what that's supposed to mean. But I'm sure you have more than enough police at 67 & Kolin, there are no illegal rental conversion units there, your taxes are the lowest in the city - it all just couldn't be better. So go ahead and promote your guy.
    Again, if the service office responds to your requests, isn't that what they are supposed to do?
    I think we are both expressing ourselves, don't get offended if I just do not agree with you.

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Aug 08

Updated Aug 11

Arteaga Campaign Adds More Hair Salons for Back to School $5 Haircuts

Our amazing team of community organizers started with just 10 salons and now we have more than double that. Team A23 is all about working with the community to benefit the entire 23rd Ward both east and west side of Cicero Ave. This is the kind of leadership and community outreach you can expect when we get Martin Arteaga elected to be the next 23rd Ward Alderman.

With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward...

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Our amazing team of community organizers started with just 10 salons and now we have more than double that. Team A23 is all about working with the community to benefit the entire 23rd Ward both east and west side of Cicero Ave. This is the kind of leadership and community outreach you can expect when we get Martin Arteaga elected to be the next 23rd Ward Alderman.

With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward of Chicago we understand how costly “Going Back To School” time can be for families. That is why A23 Field Organizers went out to Local Hair Salons in the 23rd Ward to help offset the cost of Haircuts for Back to School at just $5.00 MONDAY TO THURSDAY starting August 18th-21st & August 25th-28th . Just present your school ID or print the coupon below and give to one of the following participating Hair Salons below.

Call for an appointment or if you have any questions call the Martin Arteaga for 23rd Ward Alderman’s office at 708-505-9166 or email info@arteaga23.com.

Working together we can bring the CHANGE the 23rd Ward needs! Thank you to all the hair salons and barber shops that have participated.

Please visit our website at www.move23forward.com for a complete list of salons as we continue to reach out to local businesses.

  • Aaron Cheselske From the burbs to SW CHI

    Wow Arteaga team I saw on your website you have over 34 salons. Hope the HATERS (AKA Chuck) is satisfied. Way to represent the West and East side. of Cicero as the Zawleski has told people as he walks door to door.

  • What does "help offset" mean here? "A23 Field Organizers went out to Local Hair Salons in the 23rd Ward to help offset the cost of Haircuts."

    Did the organizers cover the remaining cost of the haircuts...or did they just persuade the salons into donating their services? If the latter, that makes me uncomfortable. How many businesses in this economy can afford to practically give away their services? If, that is, we want these businesses to stay in business? How are the employees impacted by this giveaway?

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    Wow JenFG you are bothered that people are helping other people? What next you ate going to demonize Mother Terrsa!

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Aug 04

Updated Aug 10

One stop job shop

Why not assist the 23rd Ward residents with finding jobs? I believe that one of the aldermen’s most important duties is to help their residents to pursue their career. Currently, there is not one source to go to and review positions available in government. City, County, State and Federal all have different locations to review and learn about their job openings. If elected, I want to make it easier for job seekers by having a JOB CENTER within my local aldermanic office. Residents can come in and browse to see what positions are available. My aldermanic staff will be assigned to working with job applicants in helping them in filling out their applications.

  • Always good to have a professional overlook a resume. Just a thought.

  • improving an resume is fine she states "help fill out job applications"

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Aug 09

Updated Aug 09

Tad Wainright has all the answers

Tad is so smart

Jul 25

Updated Aug 09

Computer Fraud

I've been receiving calls from 953-267-6390 pretending to be from Windows Operating System. They are very hard to understand but the caller wants me to go to my computer and they will show me what is wrong with me computer. They call constantly and a couple years ago they claimed to be with Microsoft. Has anybody else received this call?

  • Duke, what warrants "to much information"?

  • PBB Homeowner

    Reminding us all. NEVER Important numbers. SSI, Credit Cards, Bank card, passwords or permission to take over your computer. If they can't WAIT for you to get a second opinion...you don't want them.

    I don't think you gave out too much information. Giving out information is like opening or locking...

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    Reminding us all. NEVER Important numbers. SSI, Credit Cards, Bank card, passwords or permission to take over your computer. If they can't WAIT for you to get a second opinion...you don't want them.

    I don't think you gave out too much information. Giving out information is like opening or locking your front door. If someone wants in. They are going to get in.
    Mostly you lock the door to keep the casual goofs from messing with your world.
    Of course those goofs can do a lot of damage if they use a sledgehammer on your door.....or on your Visa card.

    I would not tell them that I have a 1,500.00 Apple computer instead of a regular 500.00 computer but....they don't care what kind of computer we have....they want our Visa number....then they can buy many computers. Thanks neighbors! Pat B.

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Jul 31

Updated Aug 05

Back to School $5 Haircuts

With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward of Chicago we understand how costly “Going Back To School” time can be for families. That is why A23 Field Organizers went out to Local Hair Salons in the 23rd Ward to help offset the cost of Haircuts for Back to School at just $5.00 MONDAY TO THURSDAY starting August 18th-21st & August 25th-28th . Just present your school ID or print the coupon below and give...

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With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward of Chicago we understand how costly “Going Back To School” time can be for families. That is why A23 Field Organizers went out to Local Hair Salons in the 23rd Ward to help offset the cost of Haircuts for Back to School at just $5.00 MONDAY TO THURSDAY starting August 18th-21st & August 25th-28th . Just present your school ID or print the coupon below and give to one of the following participating Hair Salons below.

Call for an appointment or if you have any questions call the Martin Arteaga for 23rd Ward Alderman’s office at 708-505-9166 or email info@arteaga23.com.

Working together we can bring the CHANGE the 23rd Ward needs! Thank you to the following participating Hair Salons:

Nueva Imagen
5644 S. Kedzie Ave
773-434-6264

Kiki’s Beauty Salon
5848 S. Kedzie Ave
773-778-7599

Russo’s TU
Hair Studio
5919 S. Kedzie Ave
773-737-0252
Wed 9:30-2pm

D’Reynas Beauty Salon
6101 S. Kedzie Ave
773-776-3548

Joshua’s Hair Studio
6243 S. Kedzie Ave
773-778-1413

Yazmin Unisex
6409 S. Kedzie Ave
773-737-5780
Tues – Thurs

Lesly Beauty Salon
6559 S. Kedzie Ave
773-905-8670
Tues & Wed

Hair America
3206 W. 59th St.
773-434-1230

Diaz Unisex
3303 W. 63rd St
773-739-8881

Martin’s Hair Salon II
3532 W 63rd St
773-436-5677

Con Estilo
Beauty Salon
3635 W. 63rd St
773-980-4848

Yuriria’s Unisex
3820 W 63rd St
773-585-2211

Juan Daniel Hair Design
3860 W 63rd St
773-767-6571

Vertigo Hair Styles
3919 W. 63rd St
773-284-8447

backtoschool

TO BECOME A PARTICIPATING HAIR SALON PLEASE EMAIL INFO@ARTEAGA23.COM

http://arteaga23.com/2014/07/back-school-5-hair-cuts-participating-locations/

Paid for by the Friends of Martin Arteaga

  • In today's society, it's better to visit a hair salon then to have it come to your home, unless the customer is disabled.

  • Speaking about disability I know a wonderful pharmacy whom visits the elderly and disabled. All communities should strive to take care of one another. Let's take our community back from the thugs. Be safe and respect everyone.

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