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11th Ward Forum Video

Here is the video from CANTV from Sunday's forum at First Trinity.

http://youtu.be/Nv44g6uS3tk

May 15

Updated 5 hours ago

Chinatown Everblock followers

Hi, neighbors. I am just curious why there is not a lot of neighbor activity in the Chinatown group in Everyblock. From what I can tell a lot of its followers live in periphery neighborhoods like Pilsen or Bridgeport. Of course I understand there may be a language barrier, but bilingual people live in Chinatown, and EB followers who live elsewhere are of all types and cultures. Chinatown is more than the restaurants that the majority of the feed postings refer to. How about generating some activity, even if it IS a review of your favorite Chinatown restaurant!

  • what site it that?

  • Pervy Vee you've mentioned lower Chinatown before. What exactly is the location of that? Is it the area between Chinatown and South Loop? Or is it the other way, between Chinatown to Bridgeport? Thx

Jan 20

Updated 9 hours ago

11th Ward WTTW Discussion

It isn't a competition, but still Kozlar "won". Sullivan was fairly strong. Daley Thompson got his clock cleaned. He looked sweaty and nervous.

  • Who's the genius who wants to increase property taxes in a blighted zone that is desperately in need of investment and expects increased taxes in that blighted zone to attract such investment in that blighted zone? Perhaps these pols should learn to spend only what funds they have on hand.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    This is the closest I could find to any published information about plans for Morgan, and it says nothing about Halsted or an SSA. Not to say that I doubt it's happening, but it's a tightly guarded (non) secret.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140623/bridgeport/morgan-street-get-43-million-makeover

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An alternative to Cable TV is the Sling TV app?

Sling TV is a new Internet service which gives ESPN, CNN, TBS and Disney channel for $20 per month. The article "A Big Step Away From Clutches of Cable TV", by Geoffrey A. Fowler in Jan. 27 2015 issue of Wall Street Journal describes the tradeoffs for cable-cutters (run an streaming app using the right gear on broadband connection with at least 5megabit a second download speed).

2 days ago

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I'm getting gouged by Comcast's internet w/ forced crappy bundles. Any one find a good alternative?

Any reasonably priced internet plan from comcast forces you to buy their other useless products; how pathetic. They have only one unbundled internet product: 105Mps for $90.

RCN has the best deals but also seem to be not available in my area? strange, they claim to be available in Chicago. 110Mps for $50

I guess Att u-verse is not in my area, the best they can to is 12Mps for $who cares

Anyone find anything else?

  • paul poy part owner of a 3 flat apartment building

    See Sling TV app ($20 per month for ESPN, TNT, TBS, Disney, & CNN) mentioned in Jan 27 2015 issue of Wall Street Journal in article "A Big Step Away from Clutches of Cable TV" by Geoffrey A Fowler. Also described are the nuances of being a cable cutter or remaining with cable TV.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    You can keep adding in paid apps, and pay more than cable. the channels mentioned above are free through roku

6 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Solution to high cable TV bill?

I've been doing research about TV choices in our area, and I wanted to share a site a neighbor told me about: www.10channels.com.
I picked all of the channels we watch, and then the site recommended the lowest priced package from each TV company. I wanted to share this info since changing will save us money.
Can't get U-verse TV at our house, but some of you probably can. We have comcast and are thinking about going with ATT Internet & Directv. We can't cut everything because I love AMC and ESPN -- but I hate paying so much for them. Anyone have experience with DirecTV and/or Digital Antennas?

  • paul poy part owner of a 3 flat apartment building

    Evaluate Sling TV app which gives ESPN, CNN, TBS and Disney for $20 per month?
    See Geoffrey A. Fowler article " A Big Step Away from clutches of cable" in Jan. 27 2015 issue of Wall Street Journal for the nuances of being a cable cutter or remaining a cable subscriber.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    paul - I have those channels for free through the roku

2 days ago

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Voter Registration

I am taking a break from the regularly scheduled politics to share a civics message: Tomorrow, TUESDAY January 27th at 11:59 p.m. is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming city elections.

Here is where you can check to see if you are registered to vote:
http://www.elections.il.gov/votinginformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx

Here is where you can register to vote online:
https://ova.elections.il.gov

  • rene One of Morty's people

    You still have nearly 3 hours to register. Do it! :)

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15/20 Lounge

Has anyone heard of the this place? We've been reading about various new businesses opening in the area but I haven't read anything on this lounge. It's tucked away in a secluded location on W. 24th Pl. just west of Canal and just west of Connies' parking lot. Who owns this, when did it open and what's the clientele? Is it a lounge or a gentleman's club?

2 days ago

Roundtable discussion with City Treasurer Kurt Summers and Small Businesses

Join Near South Planning Board for a roundtable discussion with the new Chicago City Treasurer, Kurt Summers regarding how the City Treasurer can better serve small businesses. The meeting will take place:

Tuesday, JANUARY 27, 2015
8:30 AM
NSPB OFFICE
2600 S. MICHIGAN AVE.
(LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM)

Agenda: Roundtable discussion with City Treasurer, Kurt Summers, who took office on December 1, after being appointed to the position by Mayor Emmanuel. Since being appointed, Kurt has made an effort to visit all 77 communities in Chicago to get to know each of their needs and neighborhoods better.

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McGuane PAC news

Volunteers with the McGuane PAC will promote two programs at McGuane Park in 2015 – dance and basketball ,. If you want to teach dance, plan dances, bring back McGuane's basketball program and join in the 2015 planning, plan to attend the next PAC meeting on February 2, email us at McGuanePAC@gmail.com or leave a message at 312-265-0754. At 110 years old, McGaune Park continues to be an anchor of our community. Plan to contact us and attend the McGuane...

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Volunteers with the McGuane PAC will promote two programs at McGuane Park in 2015 – dance and basketball ,. If you want to teach dance, plan dances, bring back McGuane's basketball program and join in the 2015 planning, plan to attend the next PAC meeting on February 2, email us at McGuanePAC@gmail.com or leave a message at 312-265-0754. At 110 years old, McGaune Park continues to be an anchor of our community. Plan to contact us and attend the McGuane Park and Palmisano Park Advisory Councils joint meeting starting at 6:00 pm Monday, February 2, at the McGuane Park field house. This is an open meeting for residents and all are invited. The McGuane field house is located at 2901 South Poplar. Together we can make our parks a better place for the whole community and our children.

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5 days ago

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11th Ward - How Was Last Night's the Alderman Election Forum @ St. Gabe?

-What you think of the candidates?
-Who's making sense about bringing the goods home to the 11th Ward?
-Who's shifting and shimming away from earlier statements?
-Who's Out of Touch
-Who's IN?
-Why?

  • I'm just amazed at how poorly Daley-Thompson performed. He rambled, confused himself with the current administration, and failed to demonstrate that he made any substantive contribution to the neighborhood in the past ten years.

    Kozlar has based much of his platform on the previous work of Maureen and had to...

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    I'm just amazed at how poorly Daley-Thompson performed. He rambled, confused himself with the current administration, and failed to demonstrate that he made any substantive contribution to the neighborhood in the past ten years.

    Kozlar has based much of his platform on the previous work of Maureen and had to back away from making claims to the Ramova. I'm especially concerned that he has suggested he would give away his Aldermanic allowance. That money is entrusted to the Alderman to use to serve the citizens of the 11th ward, not for pandering to particular groups. Oh yeah, it's not just naive, it's against the law.

    Maureen had the best showing at this forum. Her knowledge of TIF program demonstrated that she understands how city council decisions directly impact our neighborhoods. She clearly articulated what she has done for the neighborhood and linked it to what she would like to do as Alderman.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    Thanks Chris J -

    One for Sullivan
    Who else went & what ya think?

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I can't comment; I was out of town. But I am really looking forward to the next forum, tomorrow night! http://chicago.everyblock.com/neighbor-events/jan25-11th-ward-aldermanic-town-hall-forum-6496427/

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Need a Pet Sitter?

Hello -

I offer pet sitting services in the South Loop. You can find my schedule and more information at https://www.rover.com/sit/laurenw.

5 days ago

Election 2015: 25th Ward Aldermanic candidates discuss the issues

25th Ward candidates for alderman will meet today with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board to discuss issues impacting the ward on the Lower West Side.
CHICAGO.SUNTIMES.CO http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/302903/election-2015-25th-ward-candidates-discuss-issues

Oct 23 2012

Updated 5 days ago

Are there any group sessions for depression?

I'd like to start one if none are available, I have depression and i would like to join a
Group or maybe someone out there needs someone to talk to, who can relate. Thanks.

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Nov 18

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You're kidding, right? PDT doesn't even have a platform

Patrick Daley Thompson: "Judge Me on 'Ideas and Platform,' Not Family Ties"
All he's got is the family name and a history of tax fraud

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    Jeanne M -
    Point was to ask the the 11th Ward? You've already had your say.
    So- 11th Ward, how was the Alderman Election Forum at St Gabe's? Whatcha think of the candidates? Whos makin the most sense for bringing the goods home to Ward 11?

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    Went ahead & made a thread. Sincere question. Best not confuse with the above title

Sep 06

Updated 6 days ago

Daley Thompson's Illegal Tax Break

It is funny how as soon as you mention Daley Thompson's illegal tax break his supporters go silent. A "clerical error" that continued for 12 years and only stopped when the BGA caught him red-handed is pretty hard to defend.

A new day is dawning- the old machine and it's old ways of doing things has got to go. Good news for the connected like DT is that they can live off of the largesse and fat they've accumulated for decades.

Whether we're talking Daley Thompson with his multi-generational connections, or Emanuel with his billionaire donor bosses, 2015 will mark a return to people power. The clout crooks are getting the boot this time.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/20/daley-relative-tax-breaks_n_3963206.html

  • And one more...
    http://www.johnkozlar.com

    The more you know, dear!!!

    Now you can be fair. : )

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    ***ZOMBIE THREADS ATTACK: A thread worth the resurrection***
    Voters, never forget PDaleyThompson's a REAL ESTATE Lawyer.
    Law he broke is obvious. THEREFORE He's:
    a. Crooked Lawyer
    b. Crooked Politician
    c. Incompetent REAL ESTATE Lawyer
    d. ALL OF THE ABOVE

Jan 17

Updated 6 days ago

  • GRD GRD

    Interesting, didn't CTU endorse Sullivan? Odd for them to do if she isn't supporting their mayoral candidate.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    K1123-

    Young Johnny "needs to hear more about each and every one of them, then will make a decision" this late in the game? Guess he's too busy with school for research. Let em know the elections next month. Not really much time to study is there?

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Jan 15

Updated 6 days ago

Maureen Sullivan Endorsed By Chicago Teacher's Union

You saw her out there fighting to keep Graham, McClellan and Armour open. So did the teachers.

http://sullivan11thward.com/maureen-sullivan-endorsed-by-chicago-teachers-union/

  • rene One of Morty's people

    So fantastic!

  • Hey wow! So amazing that she took it away from the machine.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    The Teacher's Union and the City Council are the same mess, different building. That union leadership even considered PDaleyThompson is proof positive.

Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

How do you feel about the firefighters?

The media have been reporting on a new contract with the firefighters, and I am wondering how you feel about the ones in this city.

Personally, I doubt that we are getting our money's worth from these city employees. First, they work 24 hours on and 48 off -- who really believes that they are working 24 hours? All this schedule does is allow them to sleep on the city job, then go out and work another one since they...

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The media have been reporting on a new contract with the firefighters, and I am wondering how you feel about the ones in this city.

Personally, I doubt that we are getting our money's worth from these city employees. First, they work 24 hours on and 48 off -- who really believes that they are working 24 hours? All this schedule does is allow them to sleep on the city job, then go out and work another one since they are so rested.

Second, why does the city not share data on the amounts, types, and outcomes of fire department calls? At least with the police, we can get an idea of what kind of reports are being made, but where can we go to find out what the CFD has accomplished? How many fires have you had in your neighborhood? I know of only 3 in the past 19 years, at least 2 of which were the residents' fault -- failure to clean out dryer lint, and putting things too close to space heater.

I would rather have the city put money into creating a video game that shows kids, teens and adults how to prevent a fire, what equipment to have in the building to deal with it, and what to do if one starts.

Perhaps some of you will be CFD boosters, and I welcome your stories. But before you laud them for their bravery, please think about all the news stories where the individual who saved someone in a fire was a family member, neighbor, passerby, or even the cops on patrol.

  • Io Octopus

    Zombie thread resurrected for some reason....

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    lo, resurrect zombies to bump alderman election threads off the front page. PDaleyThompson's freaked on his bad local showing

Jan 16

Updated 6 days ago

Looking for a free space to teach about the uses of essential oils

Hello, I'm looking for a space, whether it be in a coffee shop, yoga studio etc... to share the uses and benefit of essential oils.

Thanks,
Allison

  • I don't know this lady, but if she were really trying to capitalize on her products, she would have mentioned it right here. I'm sure if she gets a class going, she would let people know. (At least I would hope so). Some of the MLM essential oil companies are not that bad, and I've used their websites as a source of information, even though I buy elsewhere.

  • Happy making better choices

    Robin I agree, but this was not an invite but a question about possible space.

Jan 21

Two Opportunities to Mix and Mingle with Candidates

This Friday, January 23:

Celebrate with Artists for Sullivan: Sullivan Campaign Office Grand Opening
Meet the candidate -- and browse the beautiful and iconic music posters of Dan Grzeca, the stirring naturalistic images of Bridgeport photographer Chris Jones -- and even more!
Light refreshments. Suggested donation: only $10. 3440 S. Morgan!

Fridays With Fioretti - Chicago Mayoral Candidate and 2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti will talk about his vision of safe streets and strong neighborhoods with residents of Bridgeport, Canaryville, and Armour Square. Cork & Kerry At The Park, 3258 S. Princeton
7pm - 8pm

Jan 16

Updated Jan 21

Windows smashed out... Again.

4th time in 3 years. Shame these bangers seem to like the same kind of truck as I do.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    That sounds personal

  • Io Octopus

    To be fair, your descriptor does state "owner of loud truck", so maybe it truly is personal.

Jan 21

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Sep 02

Updated Jan 20

Concrete contractor needed

Seeking a reliable concrete contractor to bid on a residential driveway project.

Need to build concrete beam approx 20'L x 4'W x 4'D to prevent frost heave in winter. Beam needs to be set flush into the ground (4 feet deep).

Please give me your recommendations and contact info. Much appreciated!

  • Michael Vitali Human being

    Thanks again to Gary M. who stopped by this afternoon and gave me some valuable pointers.

    Justin K., it looks like I will be in touch with your welding contact in the near future.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed ideas, very much appreciated.

  • Michael Vitali Human being

    ¡Qué milagro! Thanks again to Gary M. and Justin K. It took until this morning for me to get Trejo's attention. Instead of redigging the fence posts, we took Gary's (and his wife's) suggestion of shortening the suspended fence itself, which required welding. Trejo does excellent work but is difficult to get on the phone. Now the buckled ground is no longer a problem — the work was done this morning and the fence swings freely even with existing frost heave. Thanks to all for your suggestions....

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