Aug 18

Updated 7 hours 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!

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4 days ago

Burglaries over night increasing & attempted luring

I follow a page on FB ''Southwest Chicago Post" that provides updates on Ashburn/Scottsdale/West Lawn Communities.
Please be vigilant! Watch your kids!
Make sure all windows and doors are locked. Get an alarm.
I keep a light on my porch all night and I'm about to order motion light and security camera. These burglars don't just want to take your things - they also want to harm you physically. It's about protecting yourself and your family.

5 days ago

5 days ago

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.

Lupac222@gmail.Com

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Sep 06

Updated 6 days ago

Someone stole my dog

I seen the other day someone mentioned they were trying to catch a white dog in the neighborhood, I also have a white dog he sometimes gets out but stays on my block of 85th pl between cenral pk and lawndale if by chance one of you happened to pick my dog up thinking it was the other one pls contact me letting me know what you did with it

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Sep 04

Updated Sep 04

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

Sep 04

Chicago PD Chopper in Wrightwood/Ashburn Area?

Did anyone else catch the helicopter with a searchlight over the Wrightwood/Ashburn area tonight a little after 8pm? The searchlight was on, obviously the police are hunting for somebody but I didn't catch any noise about it on the scanner(s). Has anybody got a clue as to the story behind this little manhunt? I didn't notice heavier squad activity throughout the neighborhood. Just curious...

Aug 24

Updated Sep 04

PEOPLES GAS

Peoples Gas is finally giving Home owners something Free. I received mine today, new shower heads, programable thermostat, changed all the light bulbs, all these items are Energy Efficiency.

Call 855-849-8928 to make your appointment use code # 0063-9462

  • People's Gas and ComEd are working together on this one!

  • Thanks sweetie. U know!!! I just had to be a smartass to Joan of Scot.!!!! She was just nitpicking!! Who cares who's giving it !!! As long as we're getting something 4 free/////// I say take it!! Things like this r far n few between!!! Thanks all who helped n responded!! BYE!!

Sep 04

Park District Fall Activities

Most Chicago Park District fall 2014 programs will begin the week of 9/15/14. It is not too late to register. For more information visit your local park or visit the park district web site, www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Sep 04

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Aug 13

Updated Aug 31

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.

Aug 31

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Aug 26

Updated Aug 29

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

Aug 27

Updated Aug 28

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 25

Updated Aug 28

Call 311 if you got Water In Basement

Call 311 or go on-line too 311 service request. The service requests are in alpha order therefore Water In a Basement is down in the W's (so don't give up you'll find the correct choice).

By documenting on-line, you receive a transaction number which enables you to follow up with 311. Use this method for all service requests, and there are many many service requests to choose from.

Also if you got water in your basement and a nearby sewer runs slow or not at all document that also.

  • We always have a sewer smell, so we cover our drain. But do you have overhead or underground system in your house?
    Actually, I know a great Home Inspector. He can answer all of your questions. His number is 1-773-914-3620, leave him a message since he's working.

  • Thanks for the phone number, I'll give him a call soon.

Aug 28

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Aug 24

Updated Aug 27

Sewer hasn't drained in over 5 years

Location is on the side of a corner house at 6359 S Knox. The drain surface is kept free of debris. Everyone has called every department. Many many times we've called 311, the Ward Office, streets and sans. The trucks have come out but they do nothing. I expect to receive a call if it's been checked out with any resolution. It smells so bad. What can we do to find out how this is going to be resolved, does anybody know?

  • With the restrictors unblocked now, will this lead to more water in the houses nearby?

  • Merc I was going to post that number! Thank you fir sharing hope this helps.

Aug 26

Updated Aug 27

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!). :-)

Aug 26

Updated Aug 27

  • They are remodeling it, will open up in a few months.

  • Thanks LUPE!!! I went yesterday and it was all fenced in. Now I know!

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