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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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6 days ago

Updated 4 days 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 ?

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    Something is definitely wrong with the sewer systems in the Clearing neighborhood. There is a sewer behind my house in the alley that is collapsing and filled with debris and it took me several calls to 311 and finally to the Dept of Water Management today. Someone tried to tell...

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    Something is definitely wrong with the sewer systems in the Clearing neighborhood. There is a sewer behind my house in the alley that is collapsing and filled with debris and it took me several calls to 311 and finally to the Dept of Water Management today. Someone tried to tell me that was not the reason why I had over a foot of water in my basement last Friday. But my home is very old (1912) and there is a catch basin in our yard that is supposed to drain to that alley sewer and it cannot drain properly with debris in it. I also mentioned that it didn't matter what he thought was the cause because I am still paying that Dept every year for water and sewer fees and why am I paying for a sewer that is not working!? Supposedly, someone will be sent out today to investigate this issue. But it seems very odd to me that in 2010 and last weeks flooding had no impact on the airport. It makes me wonder how much water is rerouted from that area to not cause major impact there?!

  • The sewer in front if the house next door has been sinking for years. Giant 2+ hole in parkway by sewer my property the house next 2 mine had all sinking holes as well in direct line. Called sewer dept water ward office pictures taken mesurement etc. is an issue not large enough we were told. So far a senior a dog & a toddler have fallen in the hole. Filled with dirt continues to sink hmm

6 days ago

Updated 5 days 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 26

Updated 6 days 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!). :-)

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Aug 18

Updated Aug 26

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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Aug 22

Updated Aug 26

3ft of sewer water in basement from drain and toilet

Did anyone else have major flooding in basement? We now have 3 ft of dirty water in our basement not going down. Came up through drains and toilet. It also smells like gas.

  • We got around 16 inches. Out of all 4 houses in our corner we were the only ones to get water. We are going to be installing a clean out and re-routing our gutters to try and alleviate what we feel may be the problem. Really hoping for no more flooded basements.

  • joyce goldenstern Writer, Editor, Teacher Chrysler Village

    What is a clean out?

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Updated Aug 21

Lost Dog Please Help Us Find Him!!!

He was last seen around 5pm Wednesday around 64th Place and Linder and there are 2 little kids that are heartbroken because of his disappearance. He's a Yorkie. We believe he was taken by someone. If you have any information please call us at 773-581-7137. Thank you everyone.

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Aug 19

13 Ward Electronic Recycling Day

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

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Aug 17

Cyclist Fatally Struck by Car in Garfield Ridge

The driver of the car was identified as Elizabeth Lara-Salas, 37, of the 6200 block of South Mayfield Avenue, police said.

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Around 12:45 a.m., the man, 44, was riding his bike eastbound on 55th Street when he was struck by a 2011 Chevy Impala at the intersection of 55th Street and Central Avenue, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a police spokeswoman.

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Aug 13

Updated Aug 14

Bike rack Nottingham Park

Any chance of gettting a bike rack at Nottingham Park?

  • Yes Mandy I'll get bike rack for Nottingham park if elected alderman.I promise you

  • Jennifer W 63rd St

    Can we get a mini playground there too?

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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Jan 27 2012

Updated Aug 12

Zalewski's blogger sued for Slander

For those who do not know, in the last Aldermanic election of the 23rd ward, Ald. Michael Zalewski had longtime friend Joe Kulys write false and inaccurate articles about Anna Goral. Mr. Kulys wrote questioning where Anna Goral Lives, then in the next blog writing about how Anna is cheating on her property taxes all of which have been proven to be false and inaccurate and now Mr. Kulys is facing a major lawsuit.

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For those who do not know, in the last Aldermanic election of the 23rd ward, Ald. Michael Zalewski had longtime friend Joe Kulys write false and inaccurate articles about Anna Goral. Mr. Kulys wrote questioning where Anna Goral Lives, then in the next blog writing about how Anna is cheating on her property taxes all of which have been proven to be false and inaccurate and now Mr. Kulys is facing a major lawsuit.

Politics 101 – Find someone to do your dirty work for you so none of it trials back to you.

Person msg from me to Mr. Zalewski…

next time you play dirty politics, don’t pay the accused out of your political bank account and give him your lawyer to defend the case, it makes you look guilty and arrogant.

Because it is the weekend, and I do not want to upset myself, I will not get into the other Zalewski Goon that was arrested for stealing opponents signs. From what I understand, Anna dropped the charges.

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Aug 04

Updated Aug 07

Plumber Needed

Hi, having issues with plumbing, if you guys can, please give names and phone numbers of plumbers you recommend and if they give free estimates....THANKS!!!!

  • pam

    I also recommend George's plumbing. We have used a few time and been happy with their work.

  • Judy Concerned resident

    George is my brother-in-law and I will be sure to tell him of your comments. He'll appreciate knowing you were satisfied customers.

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Aug 03

current Alderman.

Taking a survey if your not happy with your current Alderman comment here why.

Aug 03

Rachael Cruz, 15, missing from Chicago Lawn for 5 days

...the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood for five days. Cruz is known to frequent the 6100-block of South Parkside Avenue and the 6200-block of South Merrimac Avenue, police said in a release. The 15...

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...days. Cruz is known to frequent the 6100-block of South Parkside Avenue and the 6200-block of South Merrimac Avenue, police said in a release. The 15-year-old girl was last seen on July...

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