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Beverly Farmers Market

With all the beautiful parks and spaces in Beverly, Morgan Park, I wonder why the organizer(s) chose a commuter parking lot on 95th st to host the farmers market?

Do you think a change in venue would boost attendance, therefore bring in more vendors?

  • I also remember the the monthly at 111th and Longwood. But I also saw it the day after when all of the grass was in bad shape from all of the people and activities.

    I would think that Mt Greenwood park parking lot would be a much better venue than...

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    I also remember the the monthly at 111th and Longwood. But I also saw it the day after when all of the grass was in bad shape from all of the people and activities.

    I would think that Mt Greenwood park parking lot would be a much better venue than where it is at now. Much more parking there than 95th st.
    If not there then the Ag school lot, or across both locations.

    It is a hassle trying to park at the 95th lot, so i try to go at times and go by but if enough vendors than the lot has no parking left.

    I vote for Mt Greenwood park/Ag School as a much better location. Get the Food Trucks on-board and people and vendors will come.

  • What a great exchange! My personal experience with Farmers' Markets has been as I'm driving and see one off to the side of the street - can't resist stopping in... can't resist shopping! I like the thought of seeing it from a main street.

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City vouchers used in expensive high rises downtown

Just in from Crains Chicago. City issued super vouchers are being used in expensive downtown high rises like the Aqua. Pandering by the mayor. Personally, where can i sign up. I would love that! After all I am paying for it. Will the last person leaving the city
shut the lights off. Detroit here we come.

  • I just heard this on the news and I am like WTF?

  • Remember all this stuff when you cast your next votes.

  • CMWP Ward21 Citizen, Librarian, & PBS TV Host

    Where is the link for he vouchers. We should apply and report out!

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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?

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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...

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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.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

The Fire Department is to award an extra 5 points to graduates of CPS.

Yet, more pandering by the city. Why should my kids be punished? I am all
for the extra points going to Service men only. That includes women also. Just
because you went and graduated, thats Wrong. That is the sort of BS, thats doing
harm to the city.

  • To dumb to go volley? Its about taking a test and scoring well. The extra points should be for members of the Armed Forces only. That's the least we can do as a society.

  • Not volley, it was college. Blame that on my public school education.

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The East and Westbound Beverly Nightmare

Why is it that the City of Chicago Department of Transportation can't seem to communicate with one another? Is there some kind of contest to see how many east and westbound streets in Beverly can be ripped up at the same time? First, it was the multi-phased infrastructure improvement project on 95th street that seems to be taking A LOT longer than anyone ever anticipated. Last sighting still had steel plates spanning sections of roadway from Leavitt to Wood.

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Why is it that the City of Chicago Department of Transportation can't seem to communicate with one another? Is there some kind of contest to see how many east and westbound streets in Beverly can be ripped up at the same time? First, it was the multi-phased infrastructure improvement project on 95th street that seems to be taking A LOT longer than anyone ever anticipated. Last sighting still had steel plates spanning sections of roadway from Leavitt to Wood.

Follow that up with the infrastructure improvement work on 103rd street from Western to Beverly Avenue resulting in daily closures (presumably through the end of July), diverting traffic to 99th and 111th. And if the going wasn’t tough enough already, on Monday, infrastructure work began on 99th street. Yup, the very street people were diverted to use as a detour to 103rd street, now bringing that thoroughfare to a crawl. What a brilliant move! Let’s dig up another east/west artery and put more stress on a roadway that's already in dire need of repair.

Why not just go for the Grand Slam and start making improvements on 111th. No…just kidding!

The businesses along 95th and 103rd along with the residents who travel these thoroughfares have suffered enough already with the poorly planned timing and prolonged execution of these projects.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for seeing the city make the much needed—and probably long overdue—infrastructure improvements. Just why did it have to happen at all at once?

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    I have to say I was pretty blown away when the suggested detours also had construction and closures. I think 99th has destroyed the suspension on my last 2 vehicles. Don't forget they also chose this summer to replace the railroad crossings at 103rd and Sacramento and the Rock Island line at 111th.

    We all know there are only two seasons in Chicago. Winter and Construction.

  • The other problem is that the DOT didn't use their own crew to execute these projects. If they did, projects like 95th street would have been completed long ago. Instead, i'm guessing that the city bid these projects out to independent contractors—probably suburban-based that were most likely the lowest bidder—and...

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    The other problem is that the DOT didn't use their own crew to execute these projects. If they did, projects like 95th street would have been completed long ago. Instead, i'm guessing that the city bid these projects out to independent contractors—probably suburban-based that were most likely the lowest bidder—and the brain trust in the DOT office didn't include any incentives for finishing the job early. One would hope that the folks in our 19th Ward office would take more interest in pushing these project through and keeping the residents and businesses of the 19th Ward more informed on their start and completion dates. Any takers out there if you're reading?

    I bet if Mayor Rahm lived around here, these projects would have been completed at supersonic speed. Instead, we get the "Southside Shuffle"—which consists of inching traffic cones, detour signs and construction equipment from one block to the next.

    Let's hope that all these infrastructure projects are wrapped up and all the streets are repaved before the snow begins to fly or it's going to make for one interesting pothole season this winter.

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Jul 16

Updated 6 days ago

Why are people leaving for the western suburbs, such as Lagrange?

I was wondering why? Quality schools,shopping or dining out. The ward seems to have all of that locked up. Why would you want to move. When the there will be two speed cameras. Don't forget its for the children. I have to put my kids in private school. We will leave that as it is. I have plenty of fine shopping. Orland is close. No parking meters. Run out for a good dinner. The pizza market is fine. lets not...

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I was wondering why? Quality schools,shopping or dining out. The ward seems to have all of that locked up. Why would you want to move. When the there will be two speed cameras. Don't forget its for the children. I have to put my kids in private school. We will leave that as it is. I have plenty of fine shopping. Orland is close. No parking meters. Run out for a good dinner. The pizza market is fine. lets not forget the police protection and the gang funerals. I never remember ever being in any procession EVER! That needed to have a helicopter over it. Our elected official's don't want to upset that part of their constituency. So, truly whats the answer? I am just venting, the area isn't what it used to be. Where is heading? If the city ever removes the residency requirement, will the last person out shut off the lights.

  • Schools, Schools, Schools. When the city continues to place selective enrollment schools on the North side and disregards the needs of the South side, middle class families feel the need to move.

  • I totally agree. Its the lack of a good basic education. It seems like the city is a great place to live,if you are young and single or retired. You pay taxes for a school that's not up to 21st century standards. Least not on the south sides. Look at the citied track record in dealing with special needs. Its shameful.

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Gutter cleaning service?

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Thugs

I get so sick of people assuming that when someone refers to thugs they think right away that people are talking about black people. I know as many wonderful black people as I do white people. Thugs exist on both sides of the fence. If you are a thug that is what you are, color has no bearing. When too many defend them that is why nothing gets done. It isn't a race thing, if you are committing a crime,...

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I get so sick of people assuming that when someone refers to thugs they think right away that people are talking about black people. I know as many wonderful black people as I do white people. Thugs exist on both sides of the fence. If you are a thug that is what you are, color has no bearing. When too many defend them that is why nothing gets done. It isn't a race thing, if you are committing a crime, you deserve to go to jail, if you are black so what, if you are white so what. Bad is bad. Race needs NOT to be an issue. Lock them all up and throw away the keys if they don't want to fix themselves, I don't care who they are. Some people need to stop blaming others for what they do.

  • Good point, the issue is stereotypes of all kinds will never cease due to individual life experiences,the way a person was raised and what they were taught in their home as a child and even the news has a way of depicting people in a certain light.

  • Did the thugs tear up Chuck e cheese today!

  • If if was torn up by a bunch of unruly people then yes they were thugs. and should go to jail. If you are unhappy with the service, you leave and don't go back. You don't break the law and destroy property and hurt others.

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