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Updated 32 min ago

Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

We have all been affected with flooding, sewers backed up, ect,,, What should the Water Reclamation do for us? I visited their web-site and it was very difficult to get any information from.

I just heard that the commissioner is leaving his post to be an alderman replacing a alderman who has post traumatic stress disorder.

Besides that, shouldn't we be watching over this department to fix our water problems ?

  • Wow, I'm always cleaning debris from the drain. I'll stop that!! Wow this is amazing that again this appears to me to be a temporary solution until people's basements flood even more now. The situation I had was a sewer never drained this entire summer , so water management came out today as well and said they lifted the restrictor because it was stuck. Hmmmm

    Where can I find out that the restrictors are lifted, officially throughout what areas???

  • Merc - So are you suspecting that some how this/these devices were jammed open resulting in water backing up into basements?

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Updated 4 hours ago

Sewer hasn't drained in over 5 years

Location is on the side of a corner house at 6359 S Knox. The drain surface is kept free of debris. Everyone has called every department. Many many times we've called 311, the Ward Office, streets and sans. The trucks have come out but they do nothing. I expect to receive a call if it's been checked out with any resolution. It smells so bad. What can we do to find out how this is going to be resolved, does anybody know?

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

63rd and Cicero

Does anybody know why a right turn only lane was not incorporated when the SE corner of 63rd and Cicero was redeveloped into green space? Please do not say because of the CTA.

There is so much space and a right turn only would have prevented long travel backups on Cicero Avenue and prevented grand central station on 64th and Kilpatrick, then through the alley over to Knox where people turn north on a one way street south, then out to 63rd, illegally potentially causing an accident.

Please do not say that the one wa

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    I'm convinced that the people who make these decisions often do so without any real knowledge or regard for how traffic flows in a particular neighborhood. I'd recommend that you provide this information to the city's traffic management department (find out the names of the two people at the top...

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    I'm convinced that the people who make these decisions often do so without any real knowledge or regard for how traffic flows in a particular neighborhood. I'd recommend that you provide this information to the city's traffic management department (find out the names of the two people at the top and send them a letter) and your alderman; perhaps have some of the people affected by the traffic on Kilpatrick and Knox (and the alley!) also join in.

    I've had great luck getting things done in Chicago by going in with the right attitude: Be factual and civil in describing the problem and its effects on the residents; make your suggestions for a possible solution; and ask for a response. Also provide your full name, address and phone number so they can get back to you. I once received a phone call from the mayor (Gene Sawyer at the time) because I cc'd him on a letter that I sent about something. Another time I described a situation with an extra-high curb on Madison & LaSalle Streets causing problems for pedestrians, and within 10 days it was rebuilt.

    Good luck!

  • I just reviewed that department on-line and they basically move traffic during parades, like today. GO LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL US CHAMPIONS!!

    Anyway, on-line there was no option for reporting congestion at 63rd and Cicero. So I called and the lady who answered said they don't take care of that and...

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    I just reviewed that department on-line and they basically move traffic during parades, like today. GO LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL US CHAMPIONS!!

    Anyway, on-line there was no option for reporting congestion at 63rd and Cicero. So I called and the lady who answered said they don't take care of that and to call 311.

    But I will look for names of people within the department and write them a letter. I am never an angry person,so I'll have no problem following your suggestions and I do appreciate your input, you have been a great help Cindy.

  • Cindy G Good neighbor

    Hmmmm... Perhaps it's the Department of Transportation that you need. (Relevant page on the city's website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street.html )

    I like the idea of snail mail to a specific department head instead of using 311 or online requests, the decision-makers are more likely to see it. Send a copy of your...

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    Hmmmm... Perhaps it's the Department of Transportation that you need. (Relevant page on the city's website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street.html )

    I like the idea of snail mail to a specific department head instead of using 311 or online requests, the decision-makers are more likely to see it. Send a copy of your letter to the mayor and your alderman. Maybe even include a copy to the Illinois DOT as well -- who knows? Throw it out there and see what happens.

    It may take a little while, but you can feel proud when your efforts pay off and you solve this problem. I'm still shaking my head about the alley traffic and people driving the wrong way down the one-way street! At the very least, there should be a squad car parked there (maybe send a copy of your letter to the police district too!). :-)

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Call 311 if you got Water In Basement

Call 311 or go on-line too 311 service request. The service requests are in alpha order therefore Water In a Basement is down in the W's (so don't give up you'll find the correct choice).

By documenting on-line, you receive a transaction number which enables you to follow up with 311. Use this method for all service requests, and there are many many service requests to choose from.

Also if you got water in your basement and a nearby sewer runs slow or not at all document that also.

  • Thanks Merc, I'll do that. I've been getting a sewer smell since we've gotten all this rain. Does anyone else having this problem?

  • We always have a sewer smell, so we cover our drain. But do you have overhead or underground system in your house?
    Actually, I know a great Home Inspector. He can answer all of your questions. His number is 1-773-914-3620, leave him a message since he's working.

6 hours ago

Day Care Centers in neighborhood

If anybody knows me, I'm not writing this to give any addresses or do anything. I just want opinions or facts if anybody has any.

Do neighborhood day care centers and multiple housing in single family house cause sewer system problems?

Aug 13

Updated 8 hours 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.

  • Also what special interest are you referring to, Carlos?

  • Like the TIF fund which is supposed to be used for underachieving wards and its use instead to support the mayor own interests.

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Aug 18

Updated 24 hours 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!

  • I think we've said enough, unless more people join. That's just my opinion. We've given our reasons for keeping our Alderman.

  • Sorry... :) I was at work. These two are Trolls. Don't feed into it.

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Garage Broken into, crook captured 2weeks later

I live on the 3700 block of W. 55th place, recently appox. 2 to 3 weeks ago my garage was broken into. I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't for my neighbor who saw the man leaving. We lost out on $600 worth of merchandise. 2 weeks later my sons catch a man matching the same description of the guy who broke into our garage, he was attempting to break into an abandoned 2flat building on our block. My sons held him and called police. Watch out people!! Eyes and ears open!

  • Thanks. Maritza. Do you have a police report number to share, or at least the time/date/address where he was arrested? I'd like to write a news story about it. Tim Hadac, swchicagopost.com.

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CAPS Meeting for Beats 813 & 833.

Come Learn about Crime Trends in your Neighborhood & meet the officers that patrol your streets. Even if this is not your beat please attend. The meeting will be on Tuesday August 26 starting at 7 PM at West a Lawn Park

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Jul 16

Updated 5 days 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.

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Aug 19

13 Ward Electronic Recycling Day

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

Aug 19

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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Aug 07

Updated Aug 16

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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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.

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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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