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Wrightwood Ladies

Will the Wrightwood Coalition ladies be holding the any Town Hall meeting with Alderaman Curtis or are the Wrightwood Coalition ladies still around.

42 hours ago

Town Hall Meeting

What day is Derrick Curtis having the first Town Hall Meeting?

2 days ago

Lanes Exit

So after no notice today I see our street 3600 block 84th Place has sections that are scraped for what appears to be the looming installation of speed mountains. I previously contacted Lanes office months ago and had the displeasure of speaking with her rude chief of staff who could only tell me that a petition had been signed, submitted and passed. Which I find to be another favor from Lane to a neighbor who had some connection to her...

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So after no notice today I see our street 3600 block 84th Place has sections that are scraped for what appears to be the looming installation of speed mountains. I previously contacted Lanes office months ago and had the displeasure of speaking with her rude chief of staff who could only tell me that a petition had been signed, submitted and passed. Which I find to be another favor from Lane to a neighbor who had some connection to her office. When I inquired about how to stop this I was met with offensive language and hung up on twice by Lanes chief of staff (good thing he's leaving too). My issue is we've complained about this stretch of rocky and massive holes on the road/street that runs parallel to the railroad tracks. The city says its railroad property and they in turn argue it's a city issue. Which I tend to agree as on the two failed attempts to fix/patch it has always been a city crew. Also during the rainy season this end tends to flood severely, not to mention the sink holes and we can get speed humps? How do we stop this and get the repairs that we need?

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Mar 16 2014

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Front Iron Fence

I recently moved in to this neighborhood... I want to put a fence in front of my home, but I noticed that no one has a fence. Is there some regulation? No fences are allowed?

  • Unless you have neighbors who dont teach their kids to respect others, I'm putting up all around the house. Just my second summer at the place; the front lawn had bold spots and depressions in the ground from kids playing soccer mostly in front of my house so I did...

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    Unless you have neighbors who dont teach their kids to respect others, I'm putting up all around the house. Just my second summer at the place; the front lawn had bold spots and depressions in the ground from kids playing soccer mostly in front of my house so I did sod and leveled the ground andplanted nice shrubs and placed a couple of stakes and rope surrounding the perimeter; my neighbor (who has four kids) came up to me and said "the kids won't respect that rope, they are kids" and sure enough they're playing soccer again in my brand new grass! But now they also go in my backyard that had a 3-4 feet high chain link fence, I've even seen grownups do it (I have security cameras) so they leave me no choice but to fence my property, otherwise I wouldn't fence the front yard but I like the privacy of wood fences on the back yard.

  • My fence will be 5' high and with staggered spears and arched gate.

Mar 19 2014

Updated 4 days ago

Fences

R=The only reason to put a fence in the front yard is to show that the neighborhood is not to be trusted. Why would you need a fence unless to protect your property. It seems as newcomers come from more gang infested and dangerous neighborhoods fences start popping up.There is nothing a fence can do to prevent property damage and may unintentionally invite it.Fences in the front yard show a lack of trust in the neighborhood. If a dog owner...

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R=The only reason to put a fence in the front yard is to show that the neighborhood is not to be trusted. Why would you need a fence unless to protect your property. It seems as newcomers come from more gang infested and dangerous neighborhoods fences start popping up.There is nothing a fence can do to prevent property damage and may unintentionally invite it.Fences in the front yard show a lack of trust in the neighborhood. If a dog owner does not care to secure his or her dog within the limits of the property there is also a reason for concern. Are guarding our homes with dogs and fences? Betterto install a camera and then you will be able to tell who the culprits are. I am sure that the reason that you want a fence is not cosmetic.

  • Unless you have neighbors who dont teach their kids to respect others, I'm putting up all around the house. Just my second summer at the place; the front lawn had bold spots and depressions in the ground from kids playing soccer mostly in front of my house so I did...

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    Unless you have neighbors who dont teach their kids to respect others, I'm putting up all around the house. Just my second summer at the place; the front lawn had bold spots and depressions in the ground from kids playing soccer mostly in front of my house so I did sod and leveled the ground andplanted nice shrubs and placed a couple of stakes and rope surrounding the perimeter; my neighbor (who has four kids) came up to me and said "the kids won't respect that rope, they are kids" and sure enough they're playing soccer again in my brand new grass! But now they also go in my backyard that had a 3-4 feet high chain link fence, I've even seen grownups do it (I have security cameras) so they leave me no choice but to fence my property.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Hello,

The people that live in the 2700 block of 79th Street is being annoyed by the new neighbors at 2745 West 79th street. It's a dance hall extremely loud music is played day and night, not to mention the gunshots,fights, and littering after the parties. Police have been notified numerous times, and Lorna Lanes has spoken with us personally. On 4/12/2015 a Buick was thrown thur my picture window. My family has been in the Asburn neighhood for 26 years and this is the first time we had to complain about any crime.

  • I'm sure drugs and guns are involved, so they are destined to eliminate themselves soon.

  • I am sure drugs and guns are involved because after each party my family and neighbors clean the area and there are bottles, empty bullets and all the garages cans are running over with the debuis from their partie. We are adding cameras, but they are forcing us to leave the neighood

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Pack of dogs wandering/lost

Yesterday, Sunday around 7pm a pack of dogs (about 5) different breeds in the scottsdale neighborhood 8300 s Kilpatrick were running around together crossing in-between cars. I happened to cross path with them as I was walking with my young children. As soon as they saw me walking, they all ran towards me barking and got so close the bigger dog bit my leg 4-5 times, but kept trying to reach my children as well. I was followed by them for about a block, very frightening. They seem to be lost, don't think they were street dogs.

Thanks to anyone that interfered with their car honking or yelling at them from their yard to scare them away from us.

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Apr 07

Updated Apr 11

18th WARD HAS NEW LEADERSHIP...

Congratulations Alderman Derrick Curtis...
New Leadership! Lane Closed..

  • Mz Naomi Block club president

    Just know that every post is because we as constituents in the 18 th ward feel very passionate about our community and with the help of every individual will strive to make 18 th Ward even better ' Make it a Good Day !

  • Mz, yes we are very passionate about our community. Thank you for keep me on the right track. I'm not trying to be rude or disrespectful in any kind of way. But I feel Chuks Onyezia cross the line with his pack of lies. About how bad of a person Ms Lane was and later came back to same block requesting our help to re-elect Lane
    back in office. I don't trust him! Have a wonderful day Mz Naomi.

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Updated Apr 08

Ald Lane Caught Red-Handed Stealing Curtis Lawn Signs at 7800 S Kostner.

On Friday, April 3, 2015 @9:00pm Alderman Lane and several people from her camp were caught red - handed stealing Derrick Curtis lawn signs at 7800 S Kostner the residents confronted her and call the police. .

Shame on you Alderman Lane!!!!

Apr 08

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) Environmental Leadership Training

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3), a program of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, provides support (in the form of training and funding) for Chicago residents who are interested in leading community-based environmental service projects. Since 2006, nearly 600 Chicagoans have participated in our ~20-hour training and led capstone projects. We’re proud of the diversity in our program; our volunteers represent 48 of the 50 wards. Unfortunately, we’ve not yet successfully engaged any 13th or 14th ward residents in our program....

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The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3), a program of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, provides support (in the form of training and funding) for Chicago residents who are interested in leading community-based environmental service projects. Since 2006, nearly 600 Chicagoans have participated in our ~20-hour training and led capstone projects. We’re proud of the diversity in our program; our volunteers represent 48 of the 50 wards. Unfortunately, we’ve not yet successfully engaged any 13th or 14th ward residents in our program.

Could you help us get the word out to your favorite eco-nerds and activists in the neighborhood?

Chicago Conservation Corps (C3)
You Care. Do Something. We'll Help.

Spring 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series

The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Spring 2015 Environmental Leadership Training Series. During the training, you'll learn from community and environmental leaders about urban environmental challenges and opportunities for change; then you'll lead a sustainability service project in your community with C3 support and resources.

To participate in the training course, you must be an adult Chicago resident and attend one of the orientations listed below. The course will be held at C3’s home, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, Wednesdays, April 29 through May 27, 5:30-9:00 p.m. A $75 fee covers course participation and project support. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Attend an orientation to learn more; visit www.naturemuseum.org/c3 or call 773-755-5100 x5039 to reserve a space.

-Tuesday, April 14, noon to 1 p.m., Chicago Department of Transportation, 30 N. LaSalle, 11th Floor
-Wednesday, April 15, 6 to 7 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
-Thursday, April 16, 6 to 7 p.m., Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell
-Saturday, April 18, 10 to 11 a.m., National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.

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Apr 02

Updated Apr 04

Alderman Lane Will Not Talk To Voters

Alderman Lane won't even talk to her own voters but yet she want another chance.Also she is blaming the passing of Sylvia Washington for her turned her back on the 18th ward. She stated she is back stonger than ever so does mean she went to AA Alcoholics Anonymous or the school of hard knocks "Chuks Onyezia "who is working on his own agenda for the 18th ward. Remember he was same person THAT SAID Lane was mentally unstable to run the ward he talk about her leadership skills in 2011 & 2015. Now, all of the sudden he is her biggest Cheerleader what a JOKE!!!!

  • How can a voter speak to the candidates when they do not make themselves available or show up for the forums and/or community meetings? I think that would be a great opportunity to clear things up, sell yourself, tell us what your vision is for the ward; could be new...

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    How can a voter speak to the candidates when they do not make themselves available or show up for the forums and/or community meetings? I think that would be a great opportunity to clear things up, sell yourself, tell us what your vision is for the ward; could be new voters there who are not familiar with the candidates or the issues in the ward. Miss opportunity!

    If she did not have an efficient staff thats her fault, where are her checks and balances for her staff. If Mr. Curtis was not doing his job, she should have known. If he was sabotaging her tell us how. That ugliness has being rearing its ugly head before election season. The ALLEGED forced resignation from McKay Elementary school Local School Council, for “inappropriate behavior”and felony record, we definitely have a right to know the details. Ald. Lane or supports are the ones who put it out there, say and prove it. If the inappropriate behavior had to do with a child, she has a responsibility to share what she knows. Did she start the process of removing him his position?

    Since there are only two options here, Punch #52

  • Thank you Rocmac.. Punch #52

Apr 03

Sun -Times Endorsement- Derrick Curtis

18th Ward
Southwest Side-18th Ward

Four years ago, Ald. Lona Lane stepped down as Democratic committeeman of the 18th Ward and urged support for the political ally who replaced her, Derrick G. Curtis. It is rare that an alderman gives up the position, but Lane said she wanted to focus on just one job, alderman, and Curtis would make a fine committeeman. As the ward’s superintendent for streets and sanitation, he knew the streets and the people. Now Curtis hopes...

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18th Ward
Southwest Side-18th Ward

Four years ago, Ald. Lona Lane stepped down as Democratic committeeman of the 18th Ward and urged support for the political ally who replaced her, Derrick G. Curtis. It is rare that an alderman gives up the position, but Lane said she wanted to focus on just one job, alderman, and Curtis would make a fine committeeman. As the ward’s superintendent for streets and sanitation, he knew the streets and the people. Now Curtis hopes to replace Lane as alderman, too, and he has our endorsement. Lane has little to show by way of accomplishments in her nine years in the job, and it’s time for a new leader. Curtis’ experience as ward superintendent should serve him well. On the issues, we don’t see great differences. Lane was a reliable vote for the mayor — whether Rich Daley or Rahm Emanuel — while Curtis vows to be more independent. But Curtis, like Lane, worked his way up within the regular Democratic organization.

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Apr 02

Land and Chuks DEAL.

Per Chuks Onyezia Alderman Lane failed the 18th ward she was a rubber stamp alderman. Let's Fire Lane and send Chuks back to the Northside...We can not afford another 4 years of Lane & Chuks !!!!

Apr 02

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Mar 31

Updated Apr 02

Alderman Lane camp..

Lona Lane camp is saying that Derrick Curtis do not live in the 18th ward. Really do you live in the ward the people of this ward have not saw you in the last eight years. Ms Lane we are not so sure if you are paying property taxes on your home. How dare you blame Sylvia Washington death of you lack of caring for this ward. You and Chuks Onyezia are acting of of desperation really feel sorry for...

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Lona Lane camp is saying that Derrick Curtis do not live in the 18th ward. Really do you live in the ward the people of this ward have not saw you in the last eight years. Ms Lane we are not so sure if you are paying property taxes on your home. How dare you blame Sylvia Washington death of you lack of caring for this ward. You and Chuks Onyezia are acting of of desperation really feel sorry for the both of you.. In all of the debates Mr Curtis has never talk about you. Here come Chuks Onyezia the same person that spoke ill of you and talk about you and lack of leadership. Here you go following this fool leadership. You are not a leader but a follower. Yes we hear your cries that why we need to change lanes. Oh by way I have never saw Mr Curtis drunk like I saw you on 87th street . Thanks for showoing the 18th ward how low you will go! .

  • Boy, this new Lane flyer is, is, I cannot say it here.
    When did Ms. Washington die? I'm lost here, what did the passing of Ms. Washington have to do with not doing her job? I cannot keep up with the excuses, one excuse after another.

  • I didn't know Sylvia passed away. She was a very nice lady. So sorry to hear that.

Mar 31

Updated Apr 02

Ms Lane Constituents

Ald Lane treats her constituents with no respect. Know she want the 18th ward to give her another chance. Show her that we are fed up. VOTE!!!!!!VOTE!!!!!! As Mr. Curtis said saturday tell your friends and family of the 18th ward go out and Vote..She is running scared....

  • I think the problem is that she doesn't care if she wins or loses. She probably has a city pension coming either way.

  • You know I was thinking the same thing, she has lose intersets in the job. My thought was more along the line of some personal issues, the pressures of the job and just living life. But, if that's true, her exit plan sucks. I would have just woman up and said it, "I'm tired and need to remove myself from this office and race. Mr. Curtis I wish you well. Not go out like this.

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Mar 31

Ms Lane is a JOKE

JOKE- is on you Ms Lane why are trying to fool folks once again.Not sure what you are on drugs on just drunk.You have been lying to this ward for years know you are lying on Sylvia Washington you did not treat her like a friend. You are talking about Derrick Curtis do live in the ward nor does Chuks. Stop the blam game you look really crazy. You are nothing other than a rubber stamp and yes woman that cashes a check from the taxpayers every two week.. Enjoy you last few days. I really feel sorry for you blaming Ms Washington for turning you back on the 18 ward.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 30

18th Ward Alderman Lane No show to Candidates Forum on Saturday Morning.

Another story about 18th ward Alderman Lane.... Alderman Lane Disprect for her constituents is the reason. She is fighting for her political future....Not showing up to Candidates forum....Time to say goodbye to Ms Lane. Thank you Mr. Curtis for talking to the people of the 18th Ward. Again thanks to the (ladies of Wrightwood Coalition Group) looking forward to next event.

  • Mr. Rohdenburg, I agree totally with your post.

  • Mz Naomi Block club president

    You said it , and she didn't show up , so are you saying she shouldn't get the Job! Lane change is Needed

Mar 30

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Mar 29

Updated Mar 29

Alderman No Excuse Alderman Lane

I only been living in the 18th ward for the last 8 yrs. But to my understanding Ms. Lane never been available to the people of the ward. Ms Lane treats her constituents with No Respect. Last Week debate me and two neighbors were present and she did not attend stated she had a scheduling conflict.To my understanding the African man is her campaign manger was there outside the room saying she fearful.... All I can said is great job to the folks that had the last two forums. Keep coming out Curtis and great team work Curtis, Davis and Ladies of Wrightwood .

Mar 25

Updated Mar 29

18th Ward Aldermanic Forum

Down to two, Alderman Lona Lane vs Derrick Curtis. Who will you vote for now?

There will be Media Coverage.. Who will be attending.. 18th Ward Residents, Community Leaders and Business Owners join us on Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 10:am-11:30am at Greater Walters Church, 8422 S Damen, Chicago, IL... (QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN FROM THE AUDIENCE COME OUT AND SHARE YOUR VOICE).

Mar 27

Updated Mar 29

18th Ward Last and Final Candidates Run Off Forum

Candidates Forum On Saturday -March 28, 2015 @10:00am -11:30am
Location:Greater Walters Church, 8422 S Damen, Chicago, IL .......Who will be in attendance Residents, Pastor/Elders of the Community, Leaders of the
Community, Business Owners, College Students and the 18th ward and Media.

Mar 29

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