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14 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Looks like The "El Ray"

Whoa, looks like the El Ray is rocking tonight. Walked to Jewel and seen the Vallet guys parking cars on the other side of the street( Boulevard) which I didn't think was legal.. I wish I had my phone on me to take pictures of all the cars they had parked..

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Cardenas is mad...lol

So, seems like Cardenas is mad that Pete McKay though of the brilliant idea for the "ticket" idea. He sure has everyone's attention and I CAN NOT wait to get Cardenas out of office. He is only out for himself, NO ONE else. He is cocky and arrogant, and needs the boot! Don't forget to vote for Pete!!!!!!!!

  • denise b concerned citizen

    Greene YA IT IS AND MAYBE A FEW BLACKS So our neighborhood have in whole a group of nice people.SOOO

  • denise b concerned citizen

    How does that make him a dumb azzzz?

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Jan 22

Updated 38 hours ago

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?

  • Jeanne Marie Mondrella-Keating Real Esate Broker and Chicago Highrise Rep, Jeanne

    I went and thought they all performed better than on Channel 11. They are getting more comfortable with the questions as they are a little repetitive but again, I think the experience will win this election so I do think Patrick Thompson is the best candidate for the community at this time.

  • hodeho Thirteen-year Brighton Park resident

    I live in the 11th ward, but I went to the forum to see democracy in action in Bridgeport for the first time in my 35 years in Chicago. None of these candidates is ever going to win an elocution contest. Based on specificity of ideas, I would give the...

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    I live in the 11th ward, but I went to the forum to see democracy in action in Bridgeport for the first time in my 35 years in Chicago. None of these candidates is ever going to win an elocution contest. Based on specificity of ideas, I would give the nod to Sullivan. Kozlar came across as quite sincere and well-meaning, although the words rushed ahead of the ideas at times. Daley is your typical mealy-mouthed Chicago politician. He went on at length about how he'd "discuss" the idea of a citizen-elected elected school board, but in the end he still supports the absolute power of the mayor to appoint the entire board. He represents the obedient status quo. I hope my friends in Bridgeport won't get fooled again. If Daley wins, their new boss will be exactly the same as their old bosses.

Jan 20

Updated 43 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.

  • President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a Democrat...... Yes, his administration brought in the minimum wage law when there was none. They also started the child labor laws and created the normal work week (40 hours). Unlike what is happening today, they didn't just dictate these laws to the employer. Thee...

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    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a Democrat...... Yes, his administration brought in the minimum wage law when there was none. They also started the child labor laws and created the normal work week (40 hours). Unlike what is happening today, they didn't just dictate these laws to the employer. Thee key point is they negotiated with the various industries to get it approved and they showed how it was a benefit to our nation to make those changes.

    There are a lot of similarities between Roosevelt and Obama in their desire to provide to those without to stimulate the economy (New Deal). The difference is that Roosevelt offered jobs for money instead of just giving money away. Roosevelt was also a negotiator and a leader. WWII was a boon to him in that it allowed him to create many jobs in manufacturing leading up to the war. He was able to reach across racial boundaries and unite people something the current administration is unable or unwilling to do. Granted times were different then also.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    Mr. Nibbles and Lifetime -
    Keep in mind that Obama is not running for 11th Ward Alderman.
    Attempts to cast local elections in Federal terms is misleading.
    Question To All: Which candidate will best use city funds in a transparent means that results in the biggest net-gain (jobs, education, etc) for the 11th Ward?

2 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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?

3 days ago

Dangers of allowing your cat outdoors

Besides FIV(Feline Aids) FeLV is a killer feline leukemia retro virus.
FeLV is spread through saliva, sex, food, blood contact cat to cat.
NO DANGER TO HUMANS.
As a volunteer in 60621 I have taken in alley kittens that died of Felv.

Fleas are another issue.
Those green flea collars do not work at all.
Every cat I have trapped and taken to PAWS Lurie for free s/n that had
a collar on had fleas near it's tail.
The best...

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Besides FIV(Feline Aids) FeLV is a killer feline leukemia retro virus.
FeLV is spread through saliva, sex, food, blood contact cat to cat.
NO DANGER TO HUMANS.
As a volunteer in 60621 I have taken in alley kittens that died of Felv.

Fleas are another issue.
Those green flea collars do not work at all.
Every cat I have trapped and taken to PAWS Lurie for free s/n that had
a collar on had fleas near it's tail.
The best way to avoid your cat getting fleas and bringing them into
your house is do not allow your cat outdoors.
The myth that a cat needs outdoor time is just that a myth and a dangerous myth.
Cars, bad people approaching your friendly cat
and torturing that cat, injuries, infection and the danger of being boarded up in an X house.
A Cat will be curious and enter an abandoned house, hear loud workmans voices enter , hide and then be boarded up and die of starvation.
Cats also seek refuge in garages and often get locked in.
3 felony cat torture incidents in one month last summer in 60621..
http://www.feralcatproject.org/how_help_cats.aspx

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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?

  • I haven't seen it yet!

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    I don't see it anywhere on the internet except here. Time for them to get some SEO going!

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Trib article about aldermanic side job issue

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-michele-smith-work-met-20150128-story.html

Above is an article about an issue in an aldermanic race on the North Side, which I offer here because 1) it mentions the aldermanic salary ($108,000) and 2) it makes one think about how many times a real estate lawyer would have to abstain from votes because of a conflict with his other job -- thus putting that other job above the interests of the people he sought to represent!

Apparently, a 6-figure salary is not enough for some of the aldermen.

Now what do you think the chances are that they return a part of that $!08,000 to the city treasury when they are absent or abstaining?? Ha Ha Ha

  • Joe Trutin Lifelong Near Southwest side resident

    what's even worse is our unelected, mayor-appointed school board which has the power to raise our property taxes. The cheapest salary on the board is paid to Chief Communications Officer Becky Carroll ($165,000) and it climbs from there.

    Also this board consists of mostly financial industry individuals with zero education...

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    what's even worse is our unelected, mayor-appointed school board which has the power to raise our property taxes. The cheapest salary on the board is paid to Chief Communications Officer Becky Carroll ($165,000) and it climbs from there.

    Also this board consists of mostly financial industry individuals with zero education related backgrounds. But they have made quite a bit of cash making deals with CPS themselves for buildings and other contracts through their own side financial interests benefiting their own pocketbooks legally.

    On top of all this they can NOT be fired by anyone except the mayor himself. The city council doesnt have the power either.

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I wonder if the candidates for 11th ward alderman plan to keep their other business (and academic) interests?

    Thompson already declined to comment on location of the Lucas Museum. http://elections.chicagotribune.com/candidates/

    Sullivan understands that Grant Park is intended to be "Forever Open, Clear, and Free" and suggested a much better location for the museum.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Sock Drive

Do you have single socks in need of a match? Bring them to 3440 S Morgan between now and Valentine's day and we'll find them a match!

One of the most requested items from our homeless neighbors is socks. For many of these individuals a clean, dry pair of socks can be enough to provide relative comfort and prevent serious illness.

From now until Valentine's Day we will be collecting socks to distribute to our neighbors on the streets. If...

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Do you have single socks in need of a match? Bring them to 3440 S Morgan between now and Valentine's day and we'll find them a match!

One of the most requested items from our homeless neighbors is socks. For many of these individuals a clean, dry pair of socks can be enough to provide relative comfort and prevent serious illness.

From now until Valentine's Day we will be collecting socks to distribute to our neighbors on the streets. If you would like to donate, please come by our office with new, gently used or even mismatched socks anytime before February 14. Volunteers are usually here from 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday, and can't wait to meet you. Our office, Sullivan for 11th Ward Alderman, is located at 3440 S Morgan

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

11th Ward Forum Video

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

http://youtu.be/Nv44g6uS3tk

4 days ago

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Jan 22

Updated 4 days 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

Apr 01 2012

Updated 4 days ago

Recycling

Let's start recycling. Call your alderman and request this service.

  • Tony Adams curmudgeon

    "Call your alderman" is a great idea, but do we call our new alderman or our current alderman?

  • For those who do not have blue carts....

    If you live in an apartment building with 5 or more units that does not provide recycling services, please add your report to our site:

    www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com

    We are collecting reports to show the city that residents of high-density apartment buildings want the Burke-Hansen ordinance (Chicago's ordinance mandating that high-density buildings provide recycling services) to be enforced.

    Please also spread the word about our site!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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! :)

5 days ago

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6 days ago

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.

Jan 25

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Oct 23 2012

Updated Jan 23

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.

Jan 23

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Nov 18

Updated Jan 22

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 Jan 22

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 Jan 22

  • 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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