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Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

Alderman Willie Cochran, you've been posting ALLEGATIONS about your 20th Ward RUNOFF Opponent, KEVIN M. BAILEY, but, YOU'VE NOT ACCEPTED THREE (3) PUBLIC DEBATES TO DATE!

Air your allegations and claims publicly before 20th Ward Voting Constituents and let's get at THE TRUTH AND NOTHING, BUT, THE TRUTH SO HELP US GOD!

Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

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People of Forrestville...Let's join together !

If you reside on Forrestville Ave ( in Bronzeville ) , I invite you to join us. We want clean, safe streets with "curb appeal ". We communicate virtually, so...you don't have to go to meetings. We can collaborate and improve our area.

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Updated Mar 19

What's wrong with a bicycle tax?

With the amount of money spent to make Chicago "cyclist friendly," what's wrong with charging a bicycle tax? Those who drive pay annually for city stickers. Why shouldn't cyclists have to do the same?

  • Happy making better choices

    I am actually part tree hugger so although I really don't like bikers in the street, I appreciate that mode of transportation and own a bike myself. My old bike had turn signals and everything. I was comfy on the sidewalk and followed the rules. I called out as I...

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    I am actually part tree hugger so although I really don't like bikers in the street, I appreciate that mode of transportation and own a bike myself. My old bike had turn signals and everything. I was comfy on the sidewalk and followed the rules. I called out as I was set to pass ppl and was kind to walkers. This is not the average biker of today so putting them in the street irritates me. Between watching for rude bikers and folks slamming on their brakes at red lightcamera intersections, my peaceful driving experience can be tense some days. When I do ride, I drive over to the lake path then unload my bike to cruise around there. No venom

  • Happy,
    I'm sorry for your anecdotal experience. I'm sure you know that the majority of bikers are probably courteous like you. There may be a contingent of morons who are not but I would like to think this isn't the majority. Motor vehicles and bikes share the same roadways in many of the world's major cities. I'm sure that can also be the case here. Education and accountability are key 😌

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Parent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for funding

...with Fiske and moved Fiske’s building to the one formerly occupied by Sexton at 6020 S. Langley Ave.

Mar 17

ServiceWorks needs success coaches!

ServiceWorks is looking for success coaches to act as mentors for students at Gage Park High School! If you are looking to make a difference and willing to commit to Thursdays for ten weeks starting April 16 to June 11, then we highly encourage you to participate. Please look at the details below for more information:

Success Coaches must:

-Must be experienced professionals (1+ experience)
-Be willing to commit to mentoring youth on Thursdays between the hours of 12:20-1:20pm for 10 weeks.
-Attend an orientation. Orientations typically take place weekday evenings after 5pm.
-Experience volunteering/working with youth is a plus, but not needed
- Skype option is available, but limited.

Interested? contact: serviceworks@casacentral.org

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CPS Opens Enrollment for Over 17,000 Early Learning Seats in School Year 15-16

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Updated Feb 28

How can Cochran say that he's SURPRISED by the Runoff in the 20th Ward?

Cochran says that he's SURPRISED by the Runoff in the 20th Ward. Not sure why since he was FORCED into a Runoff in the LAST 20th Ward Aldermanic Election by Che Rhymefest Smith. He assuredly really is NOT ready for this Runoff!

Willie Cochran Surprised by Runoff in 20th Ward, but He Says He's Ready
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150225/woodlawn/willie-cochran-suprised-by-runoff-20th-ward-but-says-hes-ready

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Ald. Willie Cochran are both headed for a runoff election on April. 7.

Willie Cochran has also publicly endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election.

  • In Che Rhymefest Smith's defense, he was diligent and persistent and he really did try. You don't get 45.4 percent of the votes without putting in some major efforts. Cochran won by about 200 votes and WE KNOW EXACTLY where those votes came from.

    ***SIGH***

    As a former Precinct Captain...

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    In Che Rhymefest Smith's defense, he was diligent and persistent and he really did try. You don't get 45.4 percent of the votes without putting in some major efforts. Cochran won by about 200 votes and WE KNOW EXACTLY where those votes came from.

    ***SIGH***

    As a former Precinct Captain of the 20th Ward 26th Precinct, when former Alderman and Ward Committeeman, Arenda Troutman, went to prison, I was one of those 20th Ward residents who VOTED FOR WILLIE COCHRAN! I BELIEVED in him because I bought into his aggressive and progressive campaigning. Where I made my mistake, I DIDN'T GET INVOLVED. I just went to the polls and voted and I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DISAPPOINTED IN MY LIFE at the DISCONNECT between Alderman and the community, not to mention at being treated like the Elected Official is doing us a favor and that we the people need to seek him out instead of him being transparent and accountable to those of us who voted him into office.

    I HAVE STORIES which include mishaps with someone in Cochran's camp. This individual was an ACCURATE REPRESENTATIVE of the Cochran Administration, a perfect extension to who this man is. He's a liar and a bully and he uses STRONG ARM tactics to get what he wants or thinks he deserves. He made a serious mistake when he barked at my door. I AM A FIGHTER, WILL NOT BE BULLIED & I'M NEVER INTIMIDATED! That is why at 51 years of age, I am heading to law school in the Fall so that I can FIGHT for the weak, the disenfranchised, and the manipulated AGAINST bullies and systems like the Cochran Administration.

    I'm working DIRECTLY with Kevin Bailey. Needed to ensure that I wasn't making the same mistake. I messed up not getting involved in Che Rhymefest Smith's campaign. However, I AM MAKING UP FOR MY MISTAKES NOW. I ADORE Kevin Bailey. Unlike Willie Cochran, KEVIN BAILEY IS A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND MERIT who genuinely want to be of service to the people of the 20th Ward and he was ALWAYS the most viable candidate to run against the incumbent.

  • Willie Cochran doesn't believe enough in himself or his own campaign which is why HE TELLS THE VOTERS LIES about Kevin Bailey. Cochran is MANIPULATIVE and has had a monopoly over a certain group of people in the 20th Ward. As a 19 year resident and former Precinct Captain, I...

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    Willie Cochran doesn't believe enough in himself or his own campaign which is why HE TELLS THE VOTERS LIES about Kevin Bailey. Cochran is MANIPULATIVE and has had a monopoly over a certain group of people in the 20th Ward. As a 19 year resident and former Precinct Captain, I know EXACTLY what he did in his runoff with Che Rhymefest Smith and what he thinks is his ace in the hole in this RUNOFF. He says that he's ready for the RUNOFF with Kevin Bailey. He is NOT ready. Instead of him doing somersaults at winning his last re-election, he should have taken the time to LISTEN to what being forced into a RUNOFF actually meant in the first place, what were voters saying to him, those who didn't vote in favor of his re-election in only his 2nd Term in office. Instead, he beat his chest in victory and continued business as usual. SURPRISED that he's in a RUNOFF AGAIN in what would have been his 3rd Term in office, that speaks volumes about this SAD AND UNSCRUPULOUS MAN! He doesn't care about his constituents, he is clearly not listening to them, and he is OUT OF TOUCH with them...by design.

    IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO CHANGE CAREERS, ONCE AGAIN!

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Updated Feb 28

I BELIEVE IN & TRUST "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago! #Chuy2015

We already know what Rahm hasn't done and isn't going to do! I BELIEVE IN & TRUST "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago! #Chuy2015
http://www.chicagonow.com/interesting-chicago/2015/02/time-is-running-out-for-chuy-garcia/

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Great mayoral campaign that will determine where the Obama Library will be constructed and who will benefit!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    If Rham Emanuel and the Insidious and deviously arrogant University of Chicago, blow the opportunity to bring the Obama Library to Chicago, the Mayor will be toast and should move back to his elitist north suburban community.

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Updated Feb 27

IT'S A RUNOFF!!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S A RUNOFF!!!!!!!!!!!

JESUS ''CHUY'' GARCIA, against incumbent, RAHM EMANUEL, for Chicago Mayor!

KEVIN BAILEY, against incumbent, WILLIE B. COCHRAN, for 20th Ward Alderman!

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015

EVERYONE is cordially invited to this party! AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A RUNOFF PARTY!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere
  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Todd Agosto, as tax paying, voting Bronzeville resident stakeholders, we have never asked politicians for permission to create or implement visions and plans for the future development of Bronzeville, as an emerging African American heritage tourism destination!

    That is why we have been relatively successful and effective in our sustainable...

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    Todd Agosto, as tax paying, voting Bronzeville resident stakeholders, we have never asked politicians for permission to create or implement visions and plans for the future development of Bronzeville, as an emerging African American heritage tourism destination!

    That is why we have been relatively successful and effective in our sustainable (20) twenty year protracted struggle, to develop Bronzeville/Black Metropolis as a premier African American oriented heritage tourism destination.

    The question today is, which of the two candidates campaiging for Mayer of Chicago, will present the best platform that serves the economic, business and civic engagement and empowerment issues effecting African American communities in Chicago?

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Updated Feb 26

Commentary from this EveryBlock Chicago account holder.

Commentary from this EveryBlock Chicago account holder.

My name is Michele Evans-Brock.

This account was initially created IN SUPPORT OF 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Kevin Bailey.

I later started supporting Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson. Now, during the RUNOFFS, I am supporting Mayoral Candidate "Chuy" Garcia.

This is NOT the account of ANY of the above mentioned candidates and they therefore are not able to respond to candidate related questions of voters.

***GENERAL STATEMENT***

I personally do NOT and will NOT...

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Commentary from this EveryBlock Chicago account holder.

My name is Michele Evans-Brock.

This account was initially created IN SUPPORT OF 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Kevin Bailey.

I later started supporting Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson. Now, during the RUNOFFS, I am supporting Mayoral Candidate "Chuy" Garcia.

This is NOT the account of ANY of the above mentioned candidates and they therefore are not able to respond to candidate related questions of voters.

***GENERAL STATEMENT***

I personally do NOT and will NOT engage in discussions, especially to NEGATIVE responses of which the responders have long sense been MUTED or will be MUTED. To do so is unproductive use of valuable and productive time and pulls unnecessary focus from what I, as a supporter of these candidates, am working to accomplish.

Those who do not like me or MY CHOICE of candidates, I'm unsure how many times they feel that they need to express their NEGATIVE views, perceptions, and assessments, but, they can feel free to continue doing so WITHOUT my participation.

These posts are meant to reach the UNDECIDED and to provide enough information for the UNDECIDED to maybe make a decision for my candidates and also to keep current supporters updated on current events with the candidates campaigns. They can also read the negative responses and make whichever decision that they feel in their hearts that they need to make.

THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!

Sincerely,

Michele Evans-Brock

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Updated Feb 24

Two 20th Ward Candidates Witness Shooting Outside Polling Place Saturday - Woodlawn - DNAinfo.com

Radcliffe, like Bailey, did not know who the shooters were targetting.

"They were very close and I didn't really see anybody else out there," Radcliffe said. "It's just ironic, we were both in the same area at the same time and we don't know why the shots were fired, but they were fired. Someone could've been killed. One of my campaigners could've been killed. ... I could've been killed."

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Radcliffe, like Bailey, did not know who the shooters were targetting.

"They were very close and I didn't really see anybody else out there," Radcliffe said. "It's just ironic, we were both in the same area at the same time and we don't know why the shots were fired, but they were fired. Someone could've been killed. One of my campaigners could've been killed. ... I could've been killed."

After Bailey spoke with police, Radcliffe, the current Morgan Park baseball coach, and Bailey both agreed they should leave the area.

"I went up to him, shook his hand and told him and his mother to be careful. We said it wasn't a good time for us to continue this," Radcliffe said.

Radcliffe, posted on his campaign Facebook page that he and his campaign members were "in great danger" Saturday.

"Ernest was out campaigning ... with his campaign crew when a shooting broke out," the post said.

Like Bailey, Radcliffe said the incident was an example of why they were seeking to become alderman.

"This is the reason our community needs to elect a new alderman because of the danger our community is in," Radcliffe wrote. "Ernest will not be scared off by no one. Ernest will stand his ground and continue to fight for his community while others are sitting by doing absolutely nothing."

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Two 20th Ward Candidates Witness Shooting Outside Polling Place Saturday - Woodlawn - DNAinfo.com Chicago
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Updated Feb 23

Press Release - Attempted Shooting involving 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, Kevin Bailey.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT: KEVIN BAILEY CANDIDATE FOR ALDERMAN OF THE 20TH WARD, ATTEMPTED SHOOTING

WHEN: FEBRUARY 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40pm

LOCATION: Intersection of 63rd St. and Evans

CHICAGO, IL - On February 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40 pm, Kevin Bailey, candidate for Alderman of the 20th Ward, was at the 20th Ward's Early Voting location greeting voters. Suddenly, without notice or warning, a group of young men raised a gun in the direction of Bailey, and...

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT: KEVIN BAILEY CANDIDATE FOR ALDERMAN OF THE 20TH WARD, ATTEMPTED SHOOTING

WHEN: FEBRUARY 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40pm

LOCATION: Intersection of 63rd St. and Evans

CHICAGO, IL - On February 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40 pm, Kevin Bailey, candidate for Alderman of the 20th Ward, was at the 20th Ward's Early Voting location greeting voters. Suddenly, without notice or warning, a group of young men raised a gun in the direction of Bailey, and without saying a word, fired the hand gun in Bailey's direction.

Kevin Bailey was not injured in this incident and is filing a police report.

During the course of the campaign, Kevin Bailey and his campaign team have received numerous threats and attempts at intimidation. “I will not be intimidated, I will not be afraid," Bailey said. "These are the issues of our community, and I refuse to hide or let up on the fight to establish a better and safer community and continue to challenge the status quo. And incidents like this only serve to fortify me to ensure that resident and visitors never have to endure threats to life and property.”

Contact:
Steve McKessey at (215) 796-4818

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Kevin Bailey, Chicago politics ain't bean bag!

    You must be running an effective campaign if you are being threatened.

    Power concedes nothing without a demand.

    Go get your votes , and don't let the paid off knuckle heads intimidate you.

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