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Jul 25

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Who is running against Balcer in the next election?

Does anyone know who is running against Alderman Balcer in the next election? We need someone with a plan to build and grow Bridgeport, Alderman Balcer has proven he is not the person to move our neighborhood forward. Back room deals for development at 35th and Parnell, lack of new business, the dollar store strip of Halsted St, empty store fronts and vacant lots everywhere...what has he done? We need new blood and leadership. Does anyone know who is running?

  • lifelonger been here; done it all..

    That's great. I'll take a look and give her a chance. I never heard of her before, so here's hopin :)

  • R :-) bridgeport > born & bred

    Hi, I read this on the DNAinfoChicago site, here's the highlights in which to answer your question::

    "Maureen Sullivan, the homegrown activist, author, organizer and neighborhood historian…. Joining Sullivan in the 11th Ward race is John Kozlar, a 25-year-old law student who runs the Canaryville Little League for neighborhood kids."...

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    Hi, I read this on the DNAinfoChicago site, here's the highlights in which to answer your question::

    "Maureen Sullivan, the homegrown activist, author, organizer and neighborhood historian…. Joining Sullivan in the 11th Ward race is John Kozlar, a 25-year-old law student who runs the Canaryville Little League for neighborhood kids."

    This article also states: "Balcer has not announced whether he'll seek another term." Read the full story @
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140818/bridgeport/maureen-sullivan-run-for-11th-ward-alderman-rips-old-boy-leadership

    I personally know Maureen Sullivan she is smart honest and a loyal Bridgeporter.
    I'm excited to see her get involved in politics for our neighborhood
    -- Good Luck Maureen!!

    #Sullivan11Ward

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2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Question about a field in South Grant Park

See the photo attached for the area I'm referencing. Does anyone know when that fairly large field will be back open? This is on the west side of the tracks near 11th street pedestrian bridge. It's been fenced off since the beginning of the year, if I recall correctly.

  • You're talking about two different areas. The new skate park is on Roosevelt. I don't know what's going on with the area you highlighted on Michigan.

  • Hope so. That'd make more sense.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Loud Music

What is the policy regarding loud music in our neighborhood? This last Saturday I and the surrounding area had to endure live loud music from 5:00 to 8:30. This was blaring into my house and I had all my windows closed and AC on. I could not concentrate or watch TV. I could barely hear when I called 911. These people are repeat offenders when it comes to playing their music as I have called in the past. Aren't they fined for this?

  • denise b concerned citizen

    When i call the police I was told the only way they would ticket is if I sign a complaint. Then of course if they fight it you would have to take off a day of work for a hearing. If they are their they can hear it.Why cann't they just enforce the law.It is all. A big joke.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Puting a lien on property means when they sell the building the city would get the money then.If they plan on owning the property a long time the owner will not care. Owners should be issued tickets. If not paid drivers licence should be suspended.

2 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Lost Dog Reward Please help me Reward!

My dog was last seen at Jewel South Loop Parking lot Roosevelt & Walbash She is 3 years old Parti Yorkie (Rare) Black & White 6-7 lbs. I pray for her safe return. If you see or have seen here please post or give me suggestions on how to get her back. I'm lost without her!

  • Ev

    Jackie, That's so very kind of you but I could never accept anything! I've been paying it forward ever since a stranger helped me once. I came across everyblock.com because I started watching pups listed on the facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois about 2 years or so ago and all...

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    Jackie, That's so very kind of you but I could never accept anything! I've been paying it forward ever since a stranger helped me once. I came across everyblock.com because I started watching pups listed on the facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois about 2 years or so ago and all the sites I could to help pups get reunited with their families. It's the most AMAZING feeling when I can help with finding leads to get pups home where they belong. After helping over 50+ (lost track of how many, LOL), get back home I'm hooked! When I saw her come up on petharbor I tried to reach you 1st on your post on Lost Dogs Illinois then remembered I found your original post on everyblock. I couldn't call your area code from my restricted phone or I would of got a hold of you sooner. I was hoping when someone saw what I posted on Lost Dogs Illinois under your post someone would call you so you could of got her home tonight. Happy she is safe, I'm just sad she's at the shelter-so stressful for these pups plus too easy for them to get illness from other pups. So before you take her home, I know you have another pup make sure to get her to a vet to make sure she didn't get kennel cough so your other little one doesn't get it too. One family didn't and they have 3 dogs and she wrote me to tell me she wished she would of took my advise as her girl had kennel cough and it ended up costing her triple at the vet because the other 2 pups got it too.

  • JACKIE JACKSON Kilwins Chocolates & Fudge Hyde Pk & Old Town

    Eve thanks for sharing & I will take her before we go home! I was going to even bring the other dogs with me but now I will not do that. I am going to start giving fundraisers at my store & donate money to shelters. That was so scary & my heart went out to all those poor animals. I love your heart & want to keep in touch with you forever! You are an Angel!!!

16 hours ago

Thank GOD & EVE!!!!

Eve that is my baby!!!! I can't wait to go get her tomorrow!!!! When can I meet you to give you a reward!!! Thanks God for this site and thank God for all the people who care. I never knew I could love so hard!!! NO MORE TEARS!!!!

2 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Fireworks near 31st/Canal Area?

Just wondering why there have been fireworks going on in this area all day. Not complaining, just thought it was a little unusual to have so many loud fireworks during teh day light. Might be in Armour Square park.

  • Thanks so much for explaining the history and significance of this procession. Although I'd seen posters for the event everywhere, I had no idea how involved it was. Looking forward to experiencing it again next year.

  • what makes you think i "am so unhappy" when you assume anything about a person you makea you know what out of u and me...COMMUNITCATION BREAKDOWN here

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2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

Explosions

There have been repeated loud explosions during the day today. I called 311. They said they had several calls about it but knew nothing. I was transferred to 911 who also knew nothing. I was then transferred to fire dept and was told there was a "festival going on at Mercy Hospital" and that was the source of the explosions.

42 hours ago

Support Nature's Little Recyclers on Kickstarter!

visit tinyurl.com/NLRworms and pledge to help a growing Chicago worm farm close more loops in our waste-stream!

42 hours ago

Support Nature's Little Recyclers on Kickstarter!

visit tinyurl.com/NLRworms to help our neighborhood worm factory reach their funding goal and close more loops in our waste-stream.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

New Gun Laws in Illinois

I'm interested in hearing other people's opinions about the new concealed carry in Illinois

  • stevio, there is no legal requirement in the law for a million dollar policy, but yes it is a good idea to have some type of insurance. Our constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms and everyone, regardless of their financial ability, should be able to exercise...

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    stevio, there is no legal requirement in the law for a million dollar policy, but yes it is a good idea to have some type of insurance. Our constitution gives us the right to keep and bear arms and everyone, regardless of their financial ability, should be able to exercise that right if they are lawfully able to do so. It is sad that the training, license and fingerprints (not mandatory) cost as much as it does because many good people who would like to exercise their constitutional rights cannot afford to do so.

    As I said above, my training with firearms began many years ago in the military and suffice it to say, that I know what it is like to be shot at. There are many ways to train, leisurely shooting at paper is one method, but check out ISPC or IDPA for additional training. Also there are force on force workshops available. There are several others types of training available also. Sadly none of them are cheap which again leaves a large segment of our population with less training. There are also methods to train at home that cost nothing and should be done by all of us. It is done with an unloaded firearm and safety is always paramount.

    I cannot stress enough that a firearm is a last resort weapon, but it is one that our constitution allows for. My firearms that are not under my direct control are ALWAYS secured and accessible only by my wife and I. My children grew up around them, were taught how to safely use them and they are now firearm owners in their own homes. There are no bad guns but there are bad people. My firearms have never discharged without a finger pulling the trigger.

  • @lifetime..I never said there's a legal requirement to have a umbrella policy for anything but if you're carrying a weapon,you had better protect yourself in case there's a problem and when you discharge a weapon,,there will be a lawyer seeking you soon afterwards..believe it!!! Practice..practice practice to save your life and your families. Don't be a hero that's not what ccw is about or for...be safe everyone.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Respect

I think the Chicago firemen and policemen are some of the bravest men in the world

  • very well said Touche

  • humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971

    Without our 'Men and Women in Blue' we would see some of the mass chaos that Ferguson, MO is experiencing right now ... Some people will take any and EVERY opportunity to steal, loot and raise hell (ALL in protest of a slain strongarm burglar ... BULLHOCKEY) ... There are MANY, MANY more good cops than there are bad ... Like Peterdrake said ... even THEY get nailed to the cross in the end ...Even Cmdr Jon Burge couldn't escape some justice for his misdeeds and lack of supervision!

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Dec 05 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Jobs in Bridgeport

Hello and good afternoon, does anybody know of any places hiring around Bridgeport? Please let me know I would really appreciate the help

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Will burns and Rahm at jones college prep

I have never been as infuriated as I was today when alderman Fioretti was excluded from the jones festivities. Will burns had nothing to do with jones. Fioretti worked tirelessly with all parties to make Jones what it is today, now Rahm and burns have excluded him and taking credit. Their behavior is disgraceful and disrespectful. Contact them and express your sentiments.

  • For those of you in the second ward who will become part of the third or fourth ward... all I can say is "Welcome to the Terror Dome"!!!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    Hey, the old 25th kinda sux rocks too since Solis, who had some clout and lived inTri-Taylor has gone to Chinatown and now Irwin gets ghetto to University and the guy who has strip parties in the hood for his buddies is sure to win...groan. Some folks are hoping Fioretti decides to run in this district. So bleeped up!

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Aug 13

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  • Look what Kozlar has already done with a small neighborhood baseball field.

    What has Balcer done???
    It's time for change.

  • John Kolzar is the most honest, kind hearted and genuine person I have ever met, I've know him since he was a little boy, he has always gone out of his way to help and give 110% for absolutely nothing in return! We need change ppl, john Kolzar is the change that we need, he'll make are neighborhoods beautiful again and he'll make everyone come together like a great big happy family

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Aug 12

Updated 6 days ago

Lost Pekinese(?) Dog found 33rd/Throop

Today at the CAPS meeting, one of the officers came in with a small dog that was dropped off at the station as it was found loose at 33rd and Throop. If anyone recognizes the dog, please contact the 9th District Station, or stop by. I don't know how long they will hold the dog until they turn it over to animal control. The dog is female, and does not have any tags or a microchip. Please share.

  • If you know the family, ask them to have her rechipped. She was scanned with a universal scanner. I know chips migrate, however the officer was diligent in scanning her. We had that discussion during her scan. She also had a collar but no tags.

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Sooo happy owner found

6 days ago

paxchristiyouth posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Aug 04

Updated 6 days ago

Lost Kitten

Please help. White kitten with 2 black spots on his head and a black tail escaped from 32nd and May on Saturday. He's afraid of strangers and will run away if you approach but he's very sweet. Please call 214-395-5584 if you spot him, he's a very good at running and hiding.

  • hodeho Twelve-year Brighton Park resident

    Very sorry for your loss, Krista.

  • if someone lost or wants the kitten i put in the link above, please do not hesitate to contact the person on that link and that thread...it's a black/white kitten that needs a home or is lost please check it out

6 days ago

6 days ago

Found Keys

I found a set of keys right by the bike rack today outside of the Jewel on Roosevelt. Shoot me a message if they're yours.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/laf/4617694153.html

Aug 10

Updated 6 days ago

Alderman Alert...more boarded up stores!

When are we going to know who is running against Alderman Balcer? The look of this neighborhood is lowering property values and making the neighborhood a joke.

Drive East on 35th from Morgan and count the abandoned and boarded up lots and buildings. Then make a left or right on Halsted. Even more boarded up and empty store fronts.

Who is running against Balcer? What associations in the neighborhood or ward are focused on business development? I am fed up with the lack of action. Its time to get together, put pressure and a plan forward and fix Bridgeport!

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    Balcer is not interested in carrying favor with Rahm. He will never go with the people, only follow Rahms anti cop pro pay to play agenda. They both need to the sooner the better.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    Sorry should be only interested in carrying favor with mayor pay to play.

Aug 05

Updated Aug 13

Animal Control needs volunteers ASAP

I know there are a lot of people who are passionate about animals on this site. Animal Control REALLY needs volunteers. Most days, by the time we have to leave, there are still many dogs that haven't made it out of their cage. The cats sometimes don't get any attention. You can volunteer any day from 12-7. Even if you just have a few hours a month, please consider helping out. These animals are in an extremely stressful environment and...

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I know there are a lot of people who are passionate about animals on this site. Animal Control REALLY needs volunteers. Most days, by the time we have to leave, there are still many dogs that haven't made it out of their cage. The cats sometimes don't get any attention. You can volunteer any day from 12-7. Even if you just have a few hours a month, please consider helping out. These animals are in an extremely stressful environment and need care.

To sign up go to: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cacc/supp_info/volunteering_at_chicagoanimalcareandcontrol.html
All the info for volunteering is there. You have to attend an orientation and then get your fingerprints taken. It usually takes a few weeks for the fingerprints to clear so the sooner you can get to the orientation the better. Email caccvolunteer@cityofchicago.org to find out when the next orientation session is happening.

If you aren't interested in volunteering, please consider donating money to Friends of CACC or donating supplies to Chicago Animal Care and Control itself (they can't take monetary donations). Another great way that you can help out is fostering. Every animal you foster saves another animal from getting killed. There are some great rescues out there (such as One Tail at a Time) that will pay for food, treats, and bring you toys. You can pick which dog you want to foster and some rescues (including One Tail) will pay for the pet to go to daycare if you need them to (for work, going out of town, etc.)

  • Jen, just wanted to let you know you're volunteer recruiting efforts are paying off. I saw your post about volunteering at Cacc many months ago and I became a volunteer... and I'm still doing it. Been a very rewarding experience for me. I'm typically there on weekends. Thanks again!

  • Jen

    Awesome thanks!

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