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Todd Agosto's dog park featured on DNA!!

Great article about Todd and his dog park can be found on this link:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150416/woodlawn/jackson-bark-renegade-dog-agility-course-springs-up-jackson-park

Keep up the great work, Todd!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Thanks Keith, most appreciated. For those who want to stay abreast of any new developments please join our growing puparent community at www.JacksonBark.com

  • Marion Rainbow Beach Advisory Council, South Shore Block

    Very cool park - way to go Todd!

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Woodlawn is either bipolar or just completely in denial

Minus my input, looking at the newsfeed over the past year, a pattern emerges... "X number of peeps wounded or killed", "Good Morning everybody I love you", "X number or burglaries this week/month/year", "have a great day kisses" etc etc etc

To which i am left to ask the profound question... "WTF?!"

  • Jolyon renter/resident

    Todd, part of my point is that there is room for both topics, and more. EveryBlock has more space than Woodlawn! One person's junk is another's treasure. I see no harm in cheeriness even if I'm not so good at it myself and gravitate to other sorts of conversations. And to be sure, the growing field of happiness research suggests that cheeriness has social value that extends to the existential. More aphorisms: the poison is in the dose. Fortunately one can dose at the level one's own choosing.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Jolyon perhaps i'm the oddball here but i come to EB to be informed and to inform others. The daily happy insipid drivel that's equivalent to falalalalalala is completely useless and pointless... to the degree that it's even embarrassing. If you read the newsfeeds of other neighborhoods in the "Popular in Chicago" tab you can see a big difference. Members of these other communities, by far, contribute more 'food for thought' on a variety of subjects and issues.

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City establishes $5.5 million fund for Burge torture victims | Chicago

Okay! GREAT! They DESERVE it even though no amount of money is going to give them back all that they lost.

My question is, the City of Chicago is in a serious DEFICIT! Where is the money coming from? Brian Brock​ said the money will undoubtedly come from PROPERTY TAXES. So then what HAD that money been originally allocated for that now isn't going to happen because those funds are being used to satisfy a debt that BURGE AND HIS...

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Okay! GREAT! They DESERVE it even though no amount of money is going to give them back all that they lost.

My question is, the City of Chicago is in a serious DEFICIT! Where is the money coming from? Brian Brock​ said the money will undoubtedly come from PROPERTY TAXES. So then what HAD that money been originally allocated for that now isn't going to happen because those funds are being used to satisfy a debt that BURGE AND HIS CRONIES should be paying?

Also, IS THIS HUSH MONEY! The tortures took place under Burges watch, but, there were others directly involved and doing the actual torturing. Has that LIST of individuals been revealed or is it a taboo subject because we might have current elected officials who were more HANDS ON with the torturing than they would like the public to know? Was Burge the only individual to pay the price for this HEINOUS crime and mischaracter of justice? Will he take the list of other participants with him to his grave or now that he's been released from prison, is this JUST THE START of a new chapter in the Chicago Political Corruption ongoing saga...

"THE CORRUPT AND THE DEFENSELESS"

STAY TUNED!

I feel like Arsenio Hall, this is something to think about, the type of stuff that makes you go, "Hmmm!"

City establishes $5.5 million fund for Burge torture victims | Chicago
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/518178/city-establishes-5-5-million-fund-burge-torture-victims

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Apr 10

DIY Project: Litter Porter

Anyone up for some serious spring cleaning?

If so, it would be well worth the time and effort in building yourself a litter porter. All you need is a mini grocery cart, some slick flat sturdy light weight materials (i've found plastic cardboard works best), some cheap zip ties and a few construction bags.

With the election finally over, this is a good time to grab some campaign signs before the 'streets and sans dept'. With a razor blade or...

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Anyone up for some serious spring cleaning?

If so, it would be well worth the time and effort in building yourself a litter porter. All you need is a mini grocery cart, some slick flat sturdy light weight materials (i've found plastic cardboard works best), some cheap zip ties and a few construction bags.

With the election finally over, this is a good time to grab some campaign signs before the 'streets and sans dept'. With a razor blade or pair of scissors, they are easy to trim to fit. Just be mindful when attaching that you position the heads of the zip ties outside, so that there is no chance that they'll rip a hole in the side of your bag when pulling out for disposal.

With everything in hand; the project should take less than 10 minutes to complete and cost nearly nothing if you obtain materials second hand (cart and inner wall materials) and/or dollar store (zip ties and bags).

Add a pick and you'll have your block, vacant lots and all, cleared within minutes... versus hours. For the how-to on making your own pick check out my post from last spring "DIY Project: Litter Picks" http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/apr04-diy-project-litter-picks-6070778/

Any questions? Ask away... I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction.

Apr 09

We reach beyond our neighborhood to the world

If you are interested in an organization doing relevant work with current scholars and artists in the field of Black History, check us out: https://bmrc.uchicago.edu/

Apr 09

***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meetings***

***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meetings***

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Housing and Real Estate
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Transportation and Public Way
4/13/2015
9:30 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois
Rescheduled meeting

Committee on Finance
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois
Public Hearing(s) on issuance of Multi-family Housing Revenue Obligation for Jeffery Towers Apartments projects

Committee...

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***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meetings***

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Housing and Real Estate
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Transportation and Public Way
4/13/2015
9:30 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois
Rescheduled meeting

Committee on Finance
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois
Public Hearing(s) on issuance of Multi-family Housing Revenue Obligation for Jeffery Towers Apartments projects

Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Finance
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
4/13/2015
1:00 PM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Budget and Government Operations
4/14/2015
9:30 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Finance
4/14/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on License and Consumer Protection
4/14/2015
11:00 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

City Council
4/15/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
4/23/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

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Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

A message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Alderman, Willie Cochran!

A message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Alderman, Willie Cochran:

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015...

250,773 (44.3%) of the City of Chicago voters said, "FIRE RAHM EMANUEL!"

3,267 (44.5%) of the 20th Ward residents said, "YOU GOTTA GO, COCHRAN!"

While you both are kicking back and celebrating your "victories" you would be smart not to dismiss what those voters were communicating to you through their votes.

Rahm, you made history being the first Chicago Mayor to be FORCED...

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A message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Alderman, Willie Cochran:

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015...

250,773 (44.3%) of the City of Chicago voters said, "FIRE RAHM EMANUEL!"

3,267 (44.5%) of the 20th Ward residents said, "YOU GOTTA GO, COCHRAN!"

While you both are kicking back and celebrating your "victories" you would be smart not to dismiss what those voters were communicating to you through their votes.

Rahm, you made history being the first Chicago Mayor to be FORCED INTO A RUNOFF ELECTION.

Willie, you are only in your 3rd Term in office and have already been FORCED INTO RUNOFF ELECTIONS TWICE!

Both of you, Rahm Emanuel and Willie Cochran, will be UNDER A MAGNIFYING GLASS for the next four (4) years. Everything you do and don't do will be made TRANSPARENT to the residents of the City of Chicago and the 20th Ward.

***SEE YOU BOTH IN 2019***

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
City of Chicago, Office of the City Clerk
http://chicityclerk.com/legislation-records/about-chicago-government/about-city-council-meetings/

Rahm Emanuel 315,545 55.7%
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia 250,773 44.3%

Willie B. Cochran 4,079 55.5%
Kevin Bailey 3,267 44.5%

  • Willie knows it's his last rodeo because he will be gentrified out of the 20th ward come 2019. So he will do only things that will leave his name as a legacy.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Sore losers.....

  • SW

    I agree with Jeff, sore losers. Interesting that Michele touts "fire Rahm" rather than being for Chuy, which says that one is not so much for Chuy and what he stands for but more interest in getting Rahm out. Hmmmm....

Apr 09

Apr 08

***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meeting***

***NEXT SCHEDULED CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL MEETING***

Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation

4/9/2015
9:30 AM

Committee on Housing and Real Estate
4/9/2015
10:00 AM

Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
4/9/2015
12:00 PM

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Apr 07

My name is Michele Evans-Brock and I support KEVIN M. BAILEY for Alderman of the 20th Ward!

My name is Michele Evans-Brock and I support KEVIN M. BAILEY for Alderman of the 20th Ward!
https://youtu.be/CgwjffuFG5A

THE CLEAR CHOICE

KEVIN M. BAILEY - Punch 55

LISTENS, REPRESENTS and will adhere to the community’s concerns and interest. Will fight for social and economic justice and parity.

The Unresponsive Other Guy
CLOSED your schools, FORCED red-light and speed cameras upon you, imposed higher taxes, fees and boots your cars. Voted against the community 89% of the time.

ELECT KEVIN BAILEY
20th Ward Alderman
http://www.electkevinbailey.com/

Apr 06

Updated Apr 07

Chuy Responded To The CBCO Black Agenda. Rahm Did Not.

The Black Agenda emerges from the issues of burning concern to the Black community; it is reflected in the 60 questions and 7 categories of the CBCO Municipal Candidates Questionnaire. It will live as dynamic, holistic solutions. It will be implemented systematically, collectively, and tactically. Implementation will require self-help and fair government. The Black Agenda highlights the expectations, demands, and responsibilities of those seeking to represent us in government, as well as our own steps toward self-sustainability.

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The Black Agenda emerges from the issues of burning concern to the Black community; it is reflected in the 60 questions and 7 categories of the CBCO Municipal Candidates Questionnaire. It will live as dynamic, holistic solutions. It will be implemented systematically, collectively, and tactically. Implementation will require self-help and fair government. The Black Agenda highlights the expectations, demands, and responsibilities of those seeking to represent us in government, as well as our own steps toward self-sustainability.

We demand transparency, accountability, and inclusion by government, and are prepared to monitor and remove those who deny us. In Chicago's historic mayoral race, 'It's Not the Man, It's the Plan' and whether or not it supports our Agenda.

Chuy responded to our Agenda. Rahm did not. Side deals do not constitute a 'Plan.' Voting our self-interest means only voting a roadmap that ends in our economic power as a people. Right now Blacks everywhere are in extreme crisis and needing a new way forward. Yesterday is gone and nobody owns tomorrow. It's up for grabs. This is our manifesto moment. Taking it, we'll make history remember.

CHUY'S FIRST 100 DAYS [ABSTRACT]: http://issuu.com/naomidavis/docs/garcia_platform-cbco_municipal_ca/1

Naomi Davis
Facilitator, Coalition of Black Community Organizations [CBCO]

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Kevin Bailey's Q&A specifically for his Spanish speaking constituents!

Kevin Bailey's Q&A specifically for his Spanish speaking constituents!

ESPANOL: 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, KEVIN M. BAILEY, Introduction!
https://youtu.be/Vcy_lCqdVWA

Háblanos sobre quien es Kevin Bailey.
Tell us who is Kevin Bailey.
https://youtu.be/TxhFSn5fRQo

¿Cuáles son tu meta y plataforma para la ciudad de Chicago y el disctricto 20?
What is your platform and what are your goals for the city of Chicago and District 20?
https://youtu.be/7cBGofwdUDM

¿Qué harías para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo en el disctricto 20?
What would you...

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Kevin Bailey's Q&A specifically for his Spanish speaking constituents!

ESPANOL: 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, KEVIN M. BAILEY, Introduction!
https://youtu.be/Vcy_lCqdVWA

Háblanos sobre quien es Kevin Bailey.
Tell us who is Kevin Bailey.
https://youtu.be/TxhFSn5fRQo

¿Cuáles son tu meta y plataforma para la ciudad de Chicago y el disctricto 20?
What is your platform and what are your goals for the city of Chicago and District 20?
https://youtu.be/7cBGofwdUDM

¿Qué harías para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo en el disctricto 20?
What would you do to improve employment opportunities in District 20?
https://youtu.be/II0u7EjywjQ

¿Que harias para mejorar el sistema de educación en la cuidad y en el disctricto 20?
What would you do to correct the public school system in Chicago and district 20?
https://youtu.be/UydO8Rsk28Y

¿Quien tuvo el mayor impacto sobre to crecimiento?
Who had the largest impact during your childhood?
https://youtu.be/xOATKQBcSRo

¿Cuál fue tu inspiración en seguir una carrera política?
What was your inspiration to pursue a political career?
https://youtu.be/XZQWDYbyxhg

¿Cuales son tus recomendaciones para reducir la violencia en el disctricto 20?
What would you do to lower violence in district 20?
https://youtu.be/q8OI58poeEY

¿Por qué deberían votar por ti envés de tu contrario?
Why should voters choose you over your opponent?
https://youtu.be/uikbKoB6pj4

Apr 07

20th Ward Aldermanic Challenger Kevin Bailey Says South Side Needs Change | NBC Chicago

20th Ward Aldermanic Challenger Kevin Bailey Says South Side Needs Change | NBC Chicago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Kevin-Bailey-Says-South-Side-Needs-Change-298775491.html

THE CLEAR CHOICE

KEVIN M. BAILEY - Punch 55

LISTENS, REPRESENTS and will adhere to the community’s concerns and interest. Will fight for social and economic justice and parity.

The Unresponsive Other Guy
CLOSED your schools, FORCED red-light and speed cameras upon you, imposed higher taxes, fees and boots your cars. Voted against the community 89% of the time.

ELECT KEVIN BAILEY
20th Ward Alderman
http://www.electkevinbailey.com/

Apr 07

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL AS NEEDED. REPLACE 10 PLUMBING FIXTURES AND 2 WATER HEATERS. REPLACE EXISTING ELECTRICAL OUTLETS, SWITCHES AND REQUIRED WIRING. REPLACE 10 WINDOWS AND 6 DOORS. INSTALL HARDWOOD FLOORING.

    6409 S. Kenwood Ave. Issued April 2, 2015 Comment

Apr 04

Poetry Slam! Entries Accepted at the Door - Saturday April 17th 1st Prize $125 - 2nd Samsung Tablet

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Apr 01

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

It appears that the Alderman of the 20th Ward is using TAX DOLLARS to CAMPAIGN by using city employees during business hours to drive his campaign van around and park it on city property. Willie B. Cochran​​, I do believe this is against the law.

‪#‎TeamBailey‬ ‪#‎Punch55

For some reason, EveryBlock has DISABLED my ability to include graphics in my posts. Here's the link to my allegations.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153048780481195&l=4adc00aa41

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

It appears that the Alderman of the 20th Ward is using TAX DOLLARS to CAMPAIGN by using city employees during business hours to drive his campaign van around and park it on city property. Willie B. Cochran​​, I do believe this is against the law.

‪#‎TeamBailey‬ ‪#‎Punch55

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Mar 29

Updated Mar 30

What is a voter to think, Rahm Emanuel? #CHUY2015

ELECT Jesus "CHUY" Garcia, Mayor of the City of Chicago, and KEVIN M. BAILEY for Chicago's 20th Ward Alderman!

#Chuy2015 #KevinBailey20thWardAlderman

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    In the African American community of Chicago, we elect people to office who are not accountable, then they become sycophants to the established plutocracy, for patronage perks they hand out to their political cronies.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Bob Fioretti is supporting Emanuel because Rahm has committed to paying off his campaign dept!!!

    Rahm did the same thing for the rump African American candidate, in his last successful campaign for Mayor of Chicago!

Mar 29

Updated Mar 30

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denies public records requests

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denies public records requests - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-11-08/news/ct-met-emanuel-transparency-20111108_1_mayor-rahm-emanuel-requests-speed-cameras

"But efforts to peer into the daily operations of the mayor himself — a man with enormous say over hundreds of millions of dollars in city contracts, hiring and regulations — are met by a stone wall."

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The political decision of which way Chicago will be governed will be made on April 7th 2015.

    Will Chicagoans be governed from the "top down" or from the "bottom up"?

Mar 29

Rahm Emanuel Pushes Police Budget Cuts Despite Campaign Pledge To Add Cops

I guess Rahmner feels like PROMISES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN!

Rahm Emanuel Pushes Police Budget Cuts Despite Campaign Pledge To Add Cops
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/03/emanuel-pushes-police-bud_0_n_947885.html

Mar 29

Are there any FUTURE 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate FORUMS or DEBATES scheduled?

Are there any 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate FORUMS or DEBATES scheduled to take place between now and April 7, 2015?

Alderman Cochran has already either DECLINED or FAILED TO ACCEPT three (3) opportunities to debate his RUNOFF Opponent, Kevin M. Bailey. He keeps bashing Mr. Bailey to whomever will listen on social media, but, not in a forum conducive to addressing the issues head on and in front of the voters!

PLEASE ADVISE!

Mar 29

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Mar 28

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!

Mar 28

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