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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

Aug 13

Updated 32 hours ago

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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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

5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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.

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Aug 24

Updated 5 days ago

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?

6 days ago

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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

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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 23

CAPS Meeting for Beats 813 & 833.

Come Learn about Crime Trends in your Neighborhood & meet the officers that patrol your streets. Even if this is not your beat please attend. The meeting will be on Tuesday August 26 starting at 7 PM at West a Lawn Park

Aug 21

Updated Aug 23

Called the police X 2, Never showed up!

So last night, across the alley from my home, someone was breaking the windows out of a vacant home...I called the police & the dispatcher said a car would be sent. Fast-forward, 20 minutes, the vandalist(s) are really breaking up the place & I call the police again...The dispatcher says, I see your location as further east that what you are telling me, are you sure of the address? DUH! I've lived there for 15 years, I think I know my address! LONG STORY SHORT....No police showed up!

  • And also the one taking the 911 call is not a dispatcher it is a call taker. And make sure you are specific when you call. And please do attend your CAPS meeting

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    If you call 911, & no police arrive, call back. If by then the activity is over, make note of the date & time & go to the caps meeting. You will probably meet the officers on your beat. They can maybe explain why your call was not answered -...

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    If you call 911, & no police arrive, call back. If by then the activity is over, make note of the date & time & go to the caps meeting. You will probably meet the officers on your beat. They can maybe explain why your call was not answered - maybe they did come by and the problem people were gone. I don't know. But if you do show up on the third
    Wednesday of the month (& it is right there in the station meeting room not a block away from your house ) you will at least talk to the officers who can help & need to know your concerns.

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Jul 16

Updated Aug 22

Former 23rd Ward Aldermanic Candidate endorses Martin Arteaga

Former Aldermanic Candidate for Chicago’s 23rd Ward, Anna Corral, endorses and joins Martin Arteaga’s for 23rd Ward Alderman campaign.

Corral, a health professional and community activists in the south west side of Chicago, had previously launched her campaign for Alderman in the 23rd ward. After several conversations and meetings with the Arteaga Campaign, Corral decided to “join forces” and work together to bring the much needed change in the 23rd ward.
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Former Aldermanic Candidate for Chicago’s 23rd Ward, Anna Corral, endorses and joins Martin Arteaga’s for 23rd Ward Alderman campaign.

Corral, a health professional and community activists in the south west side of Chicago, had previously launched her campaign for Alderman in the 23rd ward. After several conversations and meetings with the Arteaga Campaign, Corral decided to “join forces” and work together to bring the much needed change in the 23rd ward.
“I found myself asking people to support my campaign or Martins. It was clear Martin had an organized campaign team and support from all over Chicago. Joining forces to work together for the 23rd ward and bring the change we need from the current administration made sense.” Said Corral.

Corral will join the Arteaga campaign as Community Outreach Director. “Having Anna’s endorsement and join our team is an honor. She cares a lot about the people in the 23rd Ward and like my self is a concerned parent and citizen who is tired of seeing the communities of the 23rd Ward being neglected.”

The 23rd Ward includes Midway International Airport and parts of Garfield Ridge, Clearing, Archer Heights and West Elsdon. But in the 2015 election, the ward also will spread south and east to take in parts of West Lawn, Chicago Lawn and other neighborhoods. The reconfigured 23rd Ward will see its Hispanic population jump from about 47 percent to around 67 percent.

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Aug 19

13 Ward Electronic Recycling Day

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

Aug 19

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Aug 18

New Alderman in the 13th ward?

Do you think we need a new Alderman in our ward? come on people sound off let your voice be heard!

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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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Jul 31

Updated Aug 12

Madigan - Quinn Service Office doing great!

The Madigan - Quinn Service Office should be commended for the great work they do for our community!

  • I see the Madigoons attacking residents again.laughable how they are trying to make a rubberstamper look good.

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    I'm just looking for facts, not just " they are the best" and he "knows his people".
    Still don't know what that's supposed to mean. But I'm sure you have more than enough police at 67 & Kolin, there are no illegal rental conversion units there, your taxes are the...

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    I'm just looking for facts, not just " they are the best" and he "knows his people".
    Still don't know what that's supposed to mean. But I'm sure you have more than enough police at 67 & Kolin, there are no illegal rental conversion units there, your taxes are the lowest in the city - it all just couldn't be better. So go ahead and promote your guy.
    Again, if the service office responds to your requests, isn't that what they are supposed to do?
    I think we are both expressing ourselves, don't get offended if I just do not agree with you.

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