Aug 18

Updated 11 min 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!

  • Judy Concerned resident

    I tried getting on the ballot for the 13th Ward four years ago when I knew Ald Olivo was going to retire. With Madigan in charge; power, money & resources, I didn't have a chance. They did something illegal and I could have fought them to get my name on...

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    I tried getting on the ballot for the 13th Ward four years ago when I knew Ald Olivo was going to retire. With Madigan in charge; power, money & resources, I didn't have a chance. They did something illegal and I could have fought them to get my name on the ballot. I would have had to spend a lot of money and I am certain that I could not win. It was a horrible experience and mine was minor compared to other people that were also trying to get on the ballot at that time. I hear the same thing is happening to someone who is trying to run this time around. While Madigan is around, there's no democracy in Chicago

  • Mr. Magdaleno,

    This is from your Facebook page dated September 16 at 4:25 pm:

    "Family and Friends:

    As we began to explore the possibility of running for Alderman, I knew that we were going to be faced with some dirty politics. I knew that the machine would attack me ....

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    Mr. Magdaleno,

    This is from your Facebook page dated September 16 at 4:25 pm:

    "Family and Friends:

    As we began to explore the possibility of running for Alderman, I knew that we were going to be faced with some dirty politics. I knew that the machine would attack me . I knew that they would threaten my job (which they did). I knew they would try to intimidate us (which they did, they intimidated two female volunteers). However, I did not know that they would threaten my children!"

    Raul, please read what you wrote.

    Then answer these questions:

    Did Marty Quinn or anyone from the 13th ward threaten you or your kids?

    Did Marty Quinn or anyone from the 13th ward threaten your position as assistant principal at Kelly high school?

    Thanks for your cooperation.

43 hours ago

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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.

  • MT6

    They are looking for illegals in the neighborhood.

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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?

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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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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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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!

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

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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.

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Sep 08

6 Killed, 19 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

About 5:10 p.m. Friday, a 24-year-old man was found shot to death in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

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The 47-year-old security guard told the intoxicated 36-year-old man to leave the restaurant in the 4500 block of North Kedzie a few minutes before 4 a.m., police said.

Officers on patrol near the 4500 block of South Evans heard numerous gunshots about 10 p.m. and found an unresponsive 23-year-old man...

...shot and on the sidewalk, authorities said. The man, identified as Edward Davis of the 5200 block of South Carpenter Street, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m., according...

The man, identified as Shaquille Holmes, was with a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman outside about 9 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Damen when someone got out of a car and opened fire, authorities said.

About 4:10 a.m., 19-year-old Christopher Guadarrama got into a fight with someone who then shot him in the upper right chest in the 1300 block of West Chicago, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His home address wasn’t immediately known.

Nabil Batroukh, 64, was leaving a store in the 1500 block of South Lawndale about 3 a.m. when he was approached by two males who tried to rob him, authorities said.

Sep 07

Updated Sep 08

Oak Lawn man shot to death in Chicago

Giovanni Galindo, 24, of the 10300 block of South Karlov, was found shot to death about 5:10 p.m. Friday in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick in the Clearing community. He had a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

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A 19-year-old man died Saturday night after a shooting in West Englewood in which two others were injured. The 19-year-old, a 22-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman were outside about 9 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Damen when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.

The man was exiting a store in the 1500 block of South Lawndale about 3 a.m. when he was approached by two men who tried to rob him, police said. During the robbery, one of the men shot him in the chest.

Officers were called for a well-being check to the 5800 block of North Mobile after neighbors saw two people fighting outside. When they arrived, they found the man in...

The man was with his girlfriend in the 6200 block of North Hoyne when several men walked up and announced a robbery, police said. The group tried to...

The 47-year-old security guard told a drunk man to leave the restaurant in the 4700 block of North Kedzie a few minutes before 4 a.m., police said. The man returned with a knife and attacked the security guard, who drew his weapon and fired shots.

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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!

Sep 06

Sep 06

One Killed, Five Wounded In Citywide Shootings; Two Fatally Stabbed

About 5:10 p.m., a 24-year-old man was found shot to death in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.

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Officers were called for a well-being check about 11:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of North Mobile after neighbors saw two people fighting outside. When they arrived, they found the man with multiple stab wounds inside a home’s kitchen area.

The man was with his girlfriend in the 6200 block of North Hoyne when several males walked up and announced a robbery, police said.

About 4:10 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the upper right chest in the 500 block of North Bishop, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

About an hour earlier, a 50-year-old man was shot in the 1500 block of South Lawndale, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.

The men, ages 32, 35 and 37, were standing outside in the 1900 block of South Christiana when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. All three were driven to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Sep 06

1 killed, 5 wounded in citywide shootings; 2 fatally stabbed

About 5:10 p.m., a 24-year-old man was found shot to death in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick in the Clearing neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.

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Officers were called for a well-being check about 11:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of North Mobile after neighbors saw two people fighting outside. When they arrived, they found the man with multiple stab wounds inside a home's kitchen area.

The man was with his girlfriend in the 6200 block of North Hoyne when several males walked up and announced a robbery, police said.

About 4:10 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the upper right chest in the 500 block of North Bishop, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

About an hour earlier, a 50-year-old man was shot in the 1500 block of South Lawndale, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.

The men, ages 32, 35 and 37, were standing outside in the 1900 block of South Christiana when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. All three were driven to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Sep 06

Shootings leave 2 dead, 5 wounded

Police were called to the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue about 5:10 p.m. and found a 24-year-old man with a fatal gunshot wound, said Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

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From the street side of the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick, nothing looked out of order. But the alley between Kilpatrick and Keating Avenue was lined with five police cars and trucks and a house was marked off with crime scene tape as police investigated the shooting.

Overnight, a 50-year-old store owner was killed in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. The man was attacked walking out of the store and police...

About an hour earlier in the same neighborhood, three men were shot in the 1900 block of South Christiana Avenue. The three were outside when someone opened fire. A 32-year-old was shot in...

...old boy was shot about 1:10 p.m. in the right thigh in the 2000 block of West Jarvis Avenue, Lemmon said. The boy was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he...

About 12:45 p.m. a man in his 20s walked into John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the hand. He told police he had been shot in the 1900 block of South Loomis Street in the Pilsen neighborhood.

Sep 06

One killed, five wounded in citywide shootings; Two fatally stabbed

...10 p.m., a 24-year-old man was found shot to death in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick in the Clearing neighborhood

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Officers were called for a well-being check about 11:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of North Mobile after neighbors saw two people fighting outside. When they arrived, they found the man with multiple stab wounds inside a home’s kitchen area.

The man was with his girlfriend in the 6200 block of North Hoyne when several males walked up and announced a robbery, police said.

About 4:10 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the upper right chest in the 500 block of North Bishop, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

About an hour earlier, a 50-year-old man was shot in the 1500 block of South Lawndale, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.

The men, ages 32, 35 and 37, were standing outside in the 1900 block of South Christiana when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. All three were driven to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Sep 06

Police: Man found shot to death in Clearing

...with a fatal gunshot wound to the head about 5:10 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick, police said. The shooting happened about

Sep 06

Man killed on Southwest Side

Chicago police conduct an investigation at the scene of a shooting on the alley west of the 6200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue in Chicago.

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Earlier this afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was shot about 1:10 p.m. in the right thigh in the 2000 block of West Jarvis Avenue, Lemmon said. The boy was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was in good condition.

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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

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