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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?

  • Paul Active resident

    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.

3 days ago

The Best Weight Loss Supplements

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Jul 05

Proven Weight Loss Supplements

Losing weight will dramatically improve our emotional and physical health, but for some of us it can be a slow process. So it’s no surprise that almost 23% of Americans adults use these dietary supplements to boost weight loss, decrease appetite,increase metabolism and slow down fat absorption.

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Losing weight will dramatically improve our emotional and physical health, but for some of us it can be a slow process. So it’s no surprise that almost 23% of Americans adults use these dietary supplements to boost weight loss, decrease appetite,increase metabolism and slow down fat absorption.

For the moment , most of the trusted weight loss experts do not endorse many products soled as weight loss supplements because of a lack of evidence behind them. Also some dietary supplements, including ephedra, could cause stroke and heart attacks . (Ephedra was banned by the FDA in 2004 )

However, there are some proven weight loss supplements out there. Which of the many weight loss supplements available on the market are safe and helpful during a diet? Here’s a list of 3 supplements you can buy at most health food or drugstores that have some proven weight loss capabilities.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract

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Jun 30

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Jun 25

Advice That Will Help You With Weight Loss

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Are u struggling with weight loss? So is most of America ! Instead of thinking about what you are not allowed to eat,you should focus your attention on the delicious foods that can help keep you stay satisfied. A small fortune — that's about how much America spends on weight loss products, some of them work but we all know that taking supplements is not nearly enough .We also need to change our dietary...

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Weight Loss - A common Goal.

Are u struggling with weight loss? So is most of America ! Instead of thinking about what you are not allowed to eat,you should focus your attention on the delicious foods that can help keep you stay satisfied. A small fortune — that's about how much America spends on weight loss products, some of them work but we all know that taking supplements is not nearly enough .We also need to change our dietary habits.So please, go grocery shopping.A new study points to more than a dozen foods, from beans to beef, that will help you fight hunger, get rid of your candy addiction and boost your metabolism — and ultimately shed pounds. And some of these super foods provide health bonuses too.Have a look!

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Jun 10

Updated Jun 11

Concepts Charter Indiana Offices Raided by FBI

There is work going on at 8522 S Lafayette (Old Soft Sheen Plant) in anticipation of Concepts Charter School. Horizion Science and Math Academy opening. This Charter school was supported by Alderman Howard Brookins and the Rev Charles Jenkins of Fellowship MBC which owns the property. Per reports out of Indiana one of the schools in run by this organization is under investigation by the FBI
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/fbi-investigates-local-charter-school

  • CMWP Ward21 Citizen, Librarian, & PBS TV Host

    What got me was the pic with Ragm. And one can only imagine what will be Jenkin's sermon this Sunday. And Democratic Machineman Brokins...no need to waste words but he'll do what he does best: possum.

    Aren't you sick and tired of being sick and tired of folks taking the intent of charters to make massive amounts of money?

Jun 10

A New Omega-3: Krill Oil

For years, research has demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids help lower an individual’s risk for heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, depression and overall inflammation. The type of omega-3s to take, however, has not always been clear. Omega-3s are broken down into three main components; ALA, EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are found in marine sources and are the best-absorbed forms of omega-3 fatty acids. ALA is found in plant-based foods such as walnuts, algae and soybeans. It's a great...

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For years, research has demonstrated that omega-3 fatty acids help lower an individual’s risk for heart attack, stroke, certain cancers, depression and overall inflammation. The type of omega-3s to take, however, has not always been clear. Omega-3s are broken down into three main components; ALA, EPA and DHA. EPA and DHA are found in marine sources and are the best-absorbed forms of omega-3 fatty acids. ALA is found in plant-based foods such as walnuts, algae and soybeans. It's a great source, especially for vegetarians, but may not be as well-absorbed as their marine counterparts.
Although the oils found in fatty fish such as tuna and salmon (taken either in whole-food form or in a pill) have been widely popular, many individuals are concerned about other toxins contained in the oils extracted from the farmed versions of these fish.
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Jun 08

Is GMO Farming Poisoning The World’s Drinking Water?

In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last year, evidence surfaced that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.1 The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain, had levels beyond the limit of quantification – indicating that, despite the manufacturer’s claims, glyphosate herbicide does not break down rapidly in the environment, and is...

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In a groundbreaking study published in the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry last year, evidence surfaced that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the Monsanto’s patented herbicide Roundup, is flowing freely into the groundwater in areas where it is being applied.1 The researchers found that 41% of the 140 groundwater samples taken from Catalonia Spain, had levels beyond the limit of quantification – indicating that, despite the manufacturer’s claims, glyphosate herbicide does not break down rapidly in the environment, and is accumulating there in concerning quantities.

Why Is Groundwater Contamination An Important Finding?

Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface, that supplies aquifers, wells and springs. If a chemical like glyphosate is mobile enough to get into the groundwater and is intrinsically resistant to being biodegraded (after all, it is being used to kill/degrade living things – not the other way around), significant environmental exposures to humans using the water are inevitable. After all, according to the USGS, 88,000 tons were used in the US in 2007 alone.

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Jun 06

Toxic Load: The Poisonous Chemicals Inside Your Body

Toxic load (sometimes also referred to as "body burden") is a huge stressor to the immune system, as well as all of your other bodily systems, and even your mental state. Learning to minimize your toxic load can greatly improve your health, and can be achieved through a number of simple steps, with fewer changes to your current lifestyle than you might think.

Toxic load or body burden can be defined as the accumulated amount of toxins affecting your bodily...

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Toxic load (sometimes also referred to as "body burden") is a huge stressor to the immune system, as well as all of your other bodily systems, and even your mental state. Learning to minimize your toxic load can greatly improve your health, and can be achieved through a number of simple steps, with fewer changes to your current lifestyle than you might think.

Toxic load or body burden can be defined as the accumulated amount of toxins affecting your bodily systems at any given time, through environmental and ingested sources.

Toxins come from many sources. Actually, we are constantly surrounded and inundated with man-made chemicals which our bodies were never meant to be exposed to, and are not designed to handle. This toxic load can be deadly to your health, even if you don't notice it right away. In fact, you are probably not even aware of the many chemicals you ingest and are exposed to on a daily basis.
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Jun 04

Why aren’t organics allowed for poor pregnant women and babies?

Have you ever felt “shamed” by someone who hasn’t done enough research to realize the benefits of organic food? Because of the higher price tag, it seems as though it is the territory of well-to-do families with lots of money on their hands. Some folks roll their eyes and act as though it’s the most ridiculous thing in the world to pay double the price for an untainted apple or milk free from hormones. Despite the well-documented negative effects of...

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Have you ever felt “shamed” by someone who hasn’t done enough research to realize the benefits of organic food? Because of the higher price tag, it seems as though it is the territory of well-to-do families with lots of money on their hands. Some folks roll their eyes and act as though it’s the most ridiculous thing in the world to pay double the price for an untainted apple or milk free from hormones. Despite the well-documented negative effects of pesticides, hormones, processed foods, and GMOs, opting for organics is seen by many as a frivolous expense.

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Jun 03

CDC and ADA Now Advise to Avoid Using Fluoride

It was 2007 when the American Dental Association (ADA) first warned that parents of infants younger than a year old “should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride” when mixing baby formula, due to concerns about fluorosis. Exposure to high levels of fluoride results in a condition known as fluorosis, in which tooth enamel becomes discolored. The condition can eventually lead to badly damaged teeth.

Then, in 2010, the Journal of the American Dental Association published...

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It was 2007 when the American Dental Association (ADA) first warned that parents of infants younger than a year old “should consider using water that has no or low levels of fluoride” when mixing baby formula, due to concerns about fluorosis. Exposure to high levels of fluoride results in a condition known as fluorosis, in which tooth enamel becomes discolored. The condition can eventually lead to badly damaged teeth.

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Jun 02

Trinity United Church of Christ Vacation Bible School Summer 2014

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2014 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
“PRAISE BREAK: CELEBRATING THE WORKS OF GOD”
Tuesday, June 24 – Friday, June 27, 20149:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.For ages 4 – 18 years$25.00 per student(includes materials, lunch and snack)
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May 31

Learn How to Survive a Heart Attack When You Are Alone

Many people are alone when they get a heart attack and without help or knowledge, as you can imagine will have a lower chance of survival.
If a person whose heart is beating improperly, begins to feel faint, they usually have only about 10 seconds of time to react before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by the following ways. By coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. Also, a deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the...

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Many people are alone when they get a heart attack and without help or knowledge, as you can imagine will have a lower chance of survival.
If a person whose heart is beating improperly, begins to feel faint, they usually have only about 10 seconds of time to react before losing consciousness. However, these victims can help themselves by the following ways. By coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. Also, a deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, like you were coughing up mucus from deep inside your chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without letting up until some help arrives, or until you can feel your heart beating normally again.
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May 30

5 foods that could treat insomnia and improve sleep

According to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia. Although most of these people suffer from short-term insomnia, many of them also suffer from chronic insomnia (i.e., difficulty falling or staying asleep for more than six months). Such sleep deprivation can significantly decrease the quality of one’s life.

While stress related to work and family remains the number one cause of insomnia, eating the wrong foods —...

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According to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia. Although most of these people suffer from short-term insomnia, many of them also suffer from chronic insomnia (i.e., difficulty falling or staying asleep for more than six months). Such sleep deprivation can significantly decrease the quality of one’s life.

While stress related to work and family remains the number one cause of insomnia, eating the wrong foods — such as those rich in sugar, caffeine, gluten or polyunsaturated fat — can also contribute to insomnia. Therefore, improving one’s diet is an important first step toward ending insomnia, especially if one favors foods that are known to improve sleep.
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