Jul 19

Updated 17 hours ago

Why are the 21st Ward Interested Parties for Alderman Scared to Address the 87th Street Situation

It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the...

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It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the west and another one that runs from the Ryan to Cottage Grove on the East.. So I guess the 21st ward doesn't start until Halsted and runs West for election purposes because these same individuals were silent on the Concepts Charter- Clay Evans debacle.

Do any of you have some courage to refute me?

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    Refute you ?? You keep articulating the same small misguided thinking, we get it, you hate bucket boys and "looking ghetto" !! And again I say,

    Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
    When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
    When I become Alderman...

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    Refute you ?? You keep articulating the same small misguided thinking, we get it, you hate bucket boys and "looking ghetto" !! And again I say,

    Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
    When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
    When I become Alderman I am going to clean this empty lot!
    When I become Alderman I am going to reopen the electrician class at Simeon!
    Really? How? These candidates speak as though their mere presence in City Hall with their bright ideas will make city council sit, bark and roll over! None of these candidates have offered a plan to make their bright ideas REALITY, but it's not their fault.

    These candidates are only doing what they have seen work for Alderman, after Alderman, after Alderman for decades. Offer bright ideas, get in front of cameras and profess your outrage, create a headline and YOU, CC of C will vote for them.
    The only way to make things happen in City Hall is to organize the votes in your community into a voting bloc! This is the only thing City Hall fears, respects and reacts to, other than dollars. The truly powerful aldermen know this. The truly powerful aldermen know that if they organize and direct the votes in their wards, department heads will listen, mayors will listen, state representatives will listen, and not only do they listen, but they move when that voting bloc says move.

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward...

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    Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward AWAY from Rahm Emanuel. NOW, after exercising the POWER of that voting bloc, everybody listens!!

    Instead of doing the hard work of organizing a power base by organizing a voting bloc that will demand fear, respect and action, these candidates talk about their bright ideas and expect to enter city hall and ask better, or ask more forcefully, or ask the right person.

    *The state of our community is too critical for us to continue doing what we have always done*

    We must stop voting for bright ideas with no plan.
    We must stop voting for the person on television
    We must stop voting for our soror or fraternity brother
    We must stop voting to get election time gifts (contracts, streets fixed, seasonal jobs)

    We have an opportunity to take control of our city council, take control of our Board of Education and take control of our community, but only if we elect candidates citywide, that understand how to organize a community network, inform and mobilize the community into a power base, and how to use that Power base to make things happen.

    POWER not Permission
    Jeff Baker for Alderman
    www.BakerForAlderman.com

  • Clap Clap Clap, bravo for the speech. Ok, you are going to go into city hall and tell Rahm "he's going to give you the TIF Money", he's going to create jobs in your community, blah blah blah. Got to get elected first sport.

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Updated 33 hours ago

The fight is not over, It has just begun.

The was a rally protesting the closing of Simeon's Auto and electrical shops. This can not take place. The buck stops at the mayors' feet and Ald. Brookins is again asleep at the switch. If we lose these shops the mayor and alderman will pay at the polls.

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

New charter school for at risk youths

I recently learned that Emmanuel Christian Church has entered into an agreement w/ CPS to open an alternative high school at 83 rd & Damen. No community engagement efforts just trying to slip in without notice. Smh!

  • You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it...

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    You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it is a school for youth who are expelled from CPS and CPS approved alternative schools. It is a school that had to have armed security guards. Once we got on CPS and the archdiocese of Chicago they moved, Many of the churches that once had schools are looking for ways to generate revenue from the spaces since the school closed.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Wow! This is very concerning. I will do just that. Thank you.

4 days ago

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  • Book Bins for Voracious Readers!!!

    Ms. Britton is asking for $249.80:
    My students need book bins to store their classroom library selections during independent reading and literacy workstations.
    Gresham Elementary School Comment

5 days ago

Summer Camp

Don't forget we have have summer camp for your lovely little ones. It starts as early as 9 and goes til 4. If interested please come to the MLK Center on 76th Street.

6 days ago

FREE Drumline Lessons

Fierce Women of Faith and the Musical Arts Institute present
“Summer Nonviolence Music 2014,”
FREE drumline lessons,
July 14 – August 16,
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
Saturday,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
the Musical Arts Institute,
9244 S. Lafayette,
Music education by professional teachers and musicians, Parents and participants receive nonviolence leadership training, To register, Call Michael Manson or Stephen Styles, 773-253-8606

Jul 20

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Jul 19

Protests to keep Simeon Career Academy auto and electrical shops open

There will be a rally Monday 6:00pm at Simeon Career Academy to protest the closings of the auto and electrical shops. I will also have petitions there to have signed and delivered to Ald. Brookins to demand that he prevent the closings. With the state of black young unemployment in this city we can not let this happen

Jul 15

Updated Jul 19

hello

Just saying hello to the neighborhood.

  • Scoopie Concerned citizen of the 21st. Ward

    Welcome to the EveryBlock blog. You may meet some unwelcomed comments when you post your opinions. Don't pay any attention to them. They are old and welcome an argument. Glad to have you..

  • Lol! thats ok. People are entitled to their 2 cents. Thanks

Jul 18

African-American Small Business Expo is 7/19 at the South Shore Cultural Center

African-American Small Business Expo is 7/19 at the South Shore Cultural Center

Jul 18

Obamacare Learning Curve a Challenge for Health Nonprofits

Obamacare Learning Curve a Challenge for Health Nonprofits

Jul 18

Jul 18

"The Pillars of Auburn Gresham" Movie Premiere

"The Pillars of Auburn Gresham" Movie Premiere

Jul 18

SSA #32 July 17 Business Workshop Recap

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Jul 17

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Jul 17

Fuerzas federales llegan a reforzar el combate a la violencia en Chicago

Autoridades en la escena de un homicidio en la cuadra 8700 S. Sangamon St. NUCCIO DiNUZZO/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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MAPSCorp Civic Tech Team Tackles Big Data Part I

MAPSCorp Civic Tech Team Tackles Big Data Part I

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 14

what is going on?

Everywhere I go all I see are cops, fights, robberies, killings where have our morals gone or have our society forgot that we have morals. We just had a killing in our neighborhood 87th &sangamon but now a family of 1st cousins are fighting one another, the last they had it out two of the family cousin's died what is the world coming to????

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    You are all over the place with statements unsupported by a shred of facts.

    "Close the boarders and stop paying for those that are not citizens. No other country in the world does that." MANY countries do that !!
    Then u say
    "I also think neighborhoods need to be mixed....

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    You are all over the place with statements unsupported by a shred of facts.

    "Close the boarders and stop paying for those that are not citizens. No other country in the world does that." MANY countries do that !!
    Then u say
    "I also think neighborhoods need to be mixed. No majority of one over the other so people are forced to get along..." HOW do you enforce that ??
    Then you say
    "But most of all everyone needs to stop blaming one over the other and forget about the past and fix the future. Even in your own personal relationship you have to realize bringing up the past just angers some and hurts others..." So dont bring up peoples past ? Dont dissect, understand and avoid repeating the past ? Because you might make someone upset ????

    I'm done, this is ridiculous

  • Good I am glad you are done because you just want to blame everyone else for your problems so continue on, it seems to be working really great for you. I know you can't enforce any of that I was saying it would be a nice thing if that could...

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    Good I am glad you are done because you just want to blame everyone else for your problems so continue on, it seems to be working really great for you. I know you can't enforce any of that I was saying it would be a nice thing if that could happen. You choose to make a fight so go on fight with everyone, I am sure that will solve all of your problems. I know you learn from history so I try in my own life not to repeat any of the wrongs I have done and to do it better each and every time. Hate is what you seem to want to hang on to, not forgiveness. I am NOT saying forget, I am saying FORGIVE and move on and make life better for everyone around you. That is my goal figure out what is yours.

Jul 14

Largest Vegetarian Food Festival In Nearby Naperville IL Returns This August

Largest Vegetarian Food Festival In Nearby Naperville IL Returns This August

Jul 14

The Community Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

The Community Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 12

Two boys, 14 and 16, among five people shot by Chicago police

8700 S Morgan St, Chicago, IL, 60620, United States The 16-year-old, identified by family as Warren Robinson...

The 16-year-old was shot after officers were called to 87th and Morgan streets around 6:30 p.m. Saturday about someone firing shots in the area, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said at the scene.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...his name and age until Sunday night.  He was identified as Pedro Rios, of the 7400 block of North Ashland Avenue...

...the Independent Police Review Authority, which is routine.The 14-year-old was shot at Cicero and Berenice avenues around 9:50 p.m. Friday after officers saw him crossing Cicero heading east...

  • Michelle Edgewater Edgewater Resident: Love the neighborhood!

    I saw the 14 year old's mother on the news last night. It was really very sad. The family had reported him missing 2 weeks ago. The mother said "He used to be such a good boy. I don't know why he changed." She didn't blame the police. She knew her son had fallen into a very bad path. It's just heartbreaking for everyone involved; the family and the officer.

  • East of Cicero and north of Addision is Old Irving. We're like OLP's red headed stepchild. i receive the old irving park newslettter every month despite that. Second paragraph http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Irving_Park,_Chicago

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