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36th Ward run off candidate forum

36th WARD, Monday 3/23, Candidate forum for Alderman in Chicago's 36th Ward. The debate was organized by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization. The candidates are Gilbert Villegas and Omar Aquino. The moderator is Alonso Zaragoza.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3GWy9uz-zI

  • Alonso Born and raised in the Cragin neighborhood.

    In some cases like the 36th (and 29th also), I would just put the money issue aside and base my decision on ideas and answers they've given. In both Wards, both run-off candidates have accepted money and support from politicians and special interest groups so it's not like one is donation is worse than the other. Sometimes it comes down to a simple gut feeling and not actual data.

  • MontBen Nordica est. 2009

    I agree if you're talking about challengers. With incumbents, there is a record to examine for evidence of back scratching. The voters of the 36th definitely have a big job ahead of them and the hardest part starts the day after the council is seated.

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Get ready to vote! Hear from 36th ward aldermanic candidates

Get ready for Chicago's April 7th runoff elections with this video from an aldermanic candidate forum featuring Omar Aquino and Gilbert Villegas, which was hosted by the Bel-Montclare Community Organization: http://t.co/IEHX13xVsc.

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Early Voting

Just voted at Bucktown library. Great judges, no wait. One question on my ballot, one correct answer. RAHM

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36th Ward candidate forum this coming Monday

Every 36th Ward resident is invited to the 36th Ward candidate debate between Omar Aquino and Gilbert Villegas. The forum starts at 6:30 on March 23 at the Narragansett Church of God at 2254 N. Narragansett.

https://www.facebook.com/events/932515570092604/

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On Dec. 5, 1901, in a small two-story cottage at 2156 N. Tripp Ave., the internationally celebrated cartoonist and filmmaker Walt Disney was born. His father, Elias Disney, built...

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    REPAIR 40 SHEETS OF DRYWALL, ELECTRICAL PERMIT #1005861365 ISSUED 3/18/2015. REPLACE 4 WINDOWS, 2 DOORS. NO PLUMBING WORK TO BE ADDRESSED UDNER THIS PERMIT.

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Lost Dog

Please pass the info along See attached photo.

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    No photo showing. May be listed as found on facebook page: Lost Dogs Illinois. Can you try to repost with photo. Thank you.

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Found gray cat

Anyone missing this beautiful small gray longhair cat w/ green eyes? Or know someone who lost a gray cat? Any leads appreciated. May be a stray but seems like may be lost.

  • Najia Suleiman Lost cat male orange n white mouth paws n legs

    Do u have any pics?

  • Yes & I thought the pics were attached when I originally posted but they weren't. This is my first post on here & I'm having trouble getting pics to post. Any ideas?

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Hermosa Neighborhood Association meeting this Saturday!

Please join the Hermosa Neighborhood Association at its next general community meeting on Saturday, March 14th – 11:30am to 1:30pm – at The Levee Bar, 4035 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639. We will be meeting at the bar before it opens... children are welcome!

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Please join the Hermosa Neighborhood Association at its next general community meeting on Saturday, March 14th – 11:30am to 1:30pm – at The Levee Bar, 4035 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639. We will be meeting at the bar before it opens... children are welcome!

Here is the flyer for the event, please feel free to print up this flyer and share it with your neighbors or share it on social media.

In this meeting we will discuss:
Meet neighbors!
Introduction to the association
Discussion of various issues in Hermosa: safety, schools, beatification, city services
New business
Guest speaker
Farewells!

Special guest: Peoples Gas/ComEd to discuss free installation of energy-saving products, on bill financing, rebate programs, and more!

If you have ideas for the new business portion of our meeting or questions email us at info@ourhermosa.org. See you there!

Here's a link to the event to RSVP:
https://www.facebook.com/events/798734386872396/

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Pensions

Today, $0.25 of every Illinois tax dollar is spent on pensions. The state’s unfunded liability has grown to more than $111 billion, despite $0.90 of every dollar from the temporary $31 billion tax hike going to pensions.

Benefits for Illinois’ state-government workers are out of line with what is offered in the private sector. The average Illinois government worker earns $13,000 more in benefits than the average private-sector worker.

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Today, $0.25 of every Illinois tax dollar is spent on pensions. The state’s unfunded liability has grown to more than $111 billion, despite $0.90 of every dollar from the temporary $31 billion tax hike going to pensions.

Benefits for Illinois’ state-government workers are out of line with what is offered in the private sector. The average Illinois government worker earns $13,000 more in benefits than the average private-sector worker.

Illinois has $0.39 of every dollar it should have in the bank today to pay for future pension benefits.
More than 8,000 government retirees receive more than $100,000 in annual pensions.
More than 60% of Illinois’ government pensioners retire before the age of 60.
Top pensioners will collect more than 100 times the amount they contributed to the system.
By 2029, Illinois will spend more on pensions than education.
Teachers in two-thirds of Illinois school districts pay little to nothing toward their own retirement. Instead, the school districts pay the “employee” share of retirement savings.

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the pension law signed by former Gov. Pat Quinn in December 2013, Senate Bill 1. This is the final legal step to determine the constitutionality of the pension-reform law.

While many opportunities to find much-needed savings within the state’s pension systems could be thwarted should the court strike down SB 1, there are reforms that Rauner can enact immediately to stop the bleeding. Chief among these is to move all new workers to 401(k)-style retirement plans going forward.

The most insidious pension problem of all, politician-controlled retirement systems, must be addressed if the state is to end its pension woes.

Vote for Rahm

  • Chicago police pension fund in 60% underfunded. The Chicago teachers pension is hopelessly grim.

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About those helicopters....

I assume it had something to do with the black suburban the cops had surrounded @ about 2:30pm..since the choppers came out after that

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Helicopters?

Whats with helicoptors hovering by keeler and cortland

  • I think it was the train derailment but not 100% sure.

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VIDEO: 31st ward aldermanic candidate forum

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 31st ward: http://ow.ly/HsadM

  • Kapel Local Resident

    It's down to 2 candidates now for the run off. It seems people want change in the 31st Ward. We have less than 6 weeks to decide.

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