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Aug 12

Updated 1 hour 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.

8 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Maureen Sullivan recently filed for personal bankruptcy

When I recently heard from these blogs and from her site that Maureen Sullivan filed for bankruptcy, I lost any faith in her. Yes we all have our financial issues, heck, I am in a bad position myself in money, but I will not resort to filing for bankruptcy. The reasons why she filed for bankruptcy is her own, I get that. But wake up, I am not keen on having that person managing our public funds when they can not manage their own. I will NOT be voting for her.

  • Bport Dan Longtime Bridgeporter

    Butane you just made absolutely no sense at all. Do you have someone who committed tax fraud in 2014 do you taxes in 2014? Do you have doctor who has been convicted of malpractice perform your surgery? Or a hire a manager for your restaurant who mismanaged his 5 restaurants before applying to yours? Wake up and smell the hot coffee! I will not vote for someone to handle public funds who cannot handle her own! Simple as that.

  • Bport Dan, your examples don't equate. A single bankruptcy is neither criminal (as fraud or malpractice) nor is it habitual (as opposed to your manager reference). A failed business can lead to a bankruptcy in order to protect private assets. A failed business doesn't preclude public office does it? I...

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    Bport Dan, your examples don't equate. A single bankruptcy is neither criminal (as fraud or malpractice) nor is it habitual (as opposed to your manager reference). A failed business can lead to a bankruptcy in order to protect private assets. A failed business doesn't preclude public office does it? I am not saying that mismanagement of one's personal finances shouldn't be a red flag, I am saying that bankruptcy isn't necessarily the result of mismanagement of personal finances. Unless you know the details of the bankruptcy, then your insinuation that a candidate is unfit seems inappropriate.

Aug 20

Updated 2 hours ago

I was turned off by Maureen Sullivan for Alderman

I learned of the recent announcement of Maureen Sullivan and like many others, wanted to learn more about her. I visited her website and was glad she had information out and platform. But the more I looked the less happy I became. I am not a fan of candidates who name call as I observe that from Segvich every election. I watcher her announcement video and went on her website, and there is nothing but bashing. I think we're all...

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I learned of the recent announcement of Maureen Sullivan and like many others, wanted to learn more about her. I visited her website and was glad she had information out and platform. But the more I looked the less happy I became. I am not a fan of candidates who name call as I observe that from Segvich every election. I watcher her announcement video and went on her website, and there is nothing but bashing. I think we're all upset about the current administration (heck I even regret voting for Balser in 2011), but if you want to be an alderman there needs to be professionalism in the way you conduct yourself to the public, this does not include name calling. I also read about John Kozlar and heard wonderful things about him from my friends down the street. Again, I wanted to learn more about him. In my 54 years in Bridgeport, I have never seen someone that young do the things he has done for our neighborhood kids. I have also not seen Canaryville and Bridgeport interact that close and in good standing. Whoever had part in bridging the gap between our two neighborhoods should be commended. It seems that's a good organization down there and my granddaughter is signing up there next year. Finally will be able to watch her play some ball. Concerning this election tho, I am going to wait for Kozlar's ideas when they come out to make a better assessment. As for who I am voting for, I will look as to who the ward office puts out there. I think they are doing themselves a disfavor in having these two candidates announce first, and to this day not saying who will be running (either Balser of Daley Thompson). Either sense, I applaud Maureen and John for taking on this immense task. They are putting themselves out their to us voters, and in turn we make our own opinions. I hope the name calling will exit and so we can concentrate on making our ward a safer place, especially for our next generations. It's nice to see that we'll have a exciting alderman race. Regards, Dan

  • rene One of Morty's people

    I wonder if/when we are going to hear from the other candidates?

  • Joseph DeLeo blue-collar man

    " ... I didn't start the name calling but am ashamed to say I followed suit and fell into the trap ..."

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    There's a name for people like this: LYING PIECES OF SH-T. Read all of these Sullivan posts and you'll see Mr. Zicus starting the fire.

    And rene: When did we actually hear from Ms. Sullivan in this forum?

8 hours ago

Lost cat found near 37th and Parnell

A very friendly cat found on September 2nd near 37th and Parnell. Obviously an indoors cat since it is very clean and well groomed. Has a collar but no tags. It is not chipped, already checked.

15 hours ago

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!

6 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

LGBT Neighbors In Bridgeport Chicago

Hello everyone I am Karl a founder of LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport Chicago. I am here to let everybody know were are here in Bridgeport. We like to help our fellow neighbors doesn't matter what your sexuality is.

We will be having a Picnic at the Nature Park at 27th and Halsted on top of the mountain on Sunday August 31st 1pm to 5pm. Also on Monday September 1st 6:00pm to 8:30 pm we will be having a arts and...

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Hello everyone I am Karl a founder of LGBT Neighbors in Bridgeport Chicago. I am here to let everybody know were are here in Bridgeport. We like to help our fellow neighbors doesn't matter what your sexuality is.

We will be having a Picnic at the Nature Park at 27th and Halsted on top of the mountain on Sunday August 31st 1pm to 5pm. Also on Monday September 1st 6:00pm to 8:30 pm we will be having a arts and crafts meeting. Check our website below for further information.

If anybody has further questions feel free to comment on this post or if you feel more comfortable send me a private message on here or though our website.

www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

karl@lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

Text us
312•627•9945

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

    Sorry I haven't emailed yet. I'm stuck in the weeds with work and side projects. As soon as I get some breathing room, I'll shoot you an email.

  • Karl a.k.a Bportboy A founder of LGBT Neightbors in Bridgeport Chicago

    No worries Erik :)

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Aug 26

Updated 17 hours ago

Maureen Sullivan Named On 6'OClock News

On CBS2's broadcast tonight, Maureen Sullivan was named as candidate for 11th Ward Alderman in the wake of Jim Balcer's step-down.

But that's not the best part.

Patrick Daley was interviewed in the piece. He was asked about his alleged record of public service in the 11th Ward -- *while standing on camera in Palmisano Park, whose Advisory Council President is none other than his opponent Maureen Sullivan!*

Incredible!

In one TV shot, the symbolism of this aldermanic race was...

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On CBS2's broadcast tonight, Maureen Sullivan was named as candidate for 11th Ward Alderman in the wake of Jim Balcer's step-down.

But that's not the best part.

Patrick Daley was interviewed in the piece. He was asked about his alleged record of public service in the 11th Ward -- *while standing on camera in Palmisano Park, whose Advisory Council President is none other than his opponent Maureen Sullivan!*

Incredible!

In one TV shot, the symbolism of this aldermanic race was displayed perfectly: a downtown lawyer who is taking a break from doing favors for rich people suddenly shows an interest in the 11th Ward -- and can't even get on TV in the neighborhood without doing it where Maureen Sullivan does some of her best public service work!

:D

  • Joseph DeLeo blue-collar man

    humanstructions B & R Bridgeport Armour School 1965 - VN 1971 blurts:

    Bport Dan, Di Lampedusha, Joe De Leo and bnews are all frauds, fictitious names and posers pretending they know something when in reality they know NOTHING .... All poster children for birth control!

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    You have my name, and yours is?

    But really, idiots like you give Bridgeport a bad name. No one is impressed by your lack of intelligence. You sound like a pathetic moron. Either grow up or STFU.

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

    Joe De Leo, or whatever your name is, my name is CLEARLY seen if you click on my EveryBlock screen name ... I don't HAVE to hide my name ... I post on EveryBlock as humanstructions for certain reasons, none of which are any of your business (as you put it) but I clearly give my REAL name ... You joined EveryBlock ONLY a few days ago because you are typical of 11th Ward 'politics ... I stand by my comment!

18 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Lose ur Dog? Dog found today in McKinley Park

Please check facebook for details on the dog.

  • what is the facebook page name? do you have the URL ..please post the link thank you

  • Facebook page for Susan Donner. Also posted on Lost Dogs Illinois.

6 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Patrick Dailey Thompson, given credit for attending event created by Maureen Sullivan

In today's Bridgeport News, Daley family member and aldermanic candidate, Patrick Daley Thompson, is given credit for attending The Bridgeport Air & Water Show, an event created by his opponent Maureen Sullivan. The article fails to mention Sullivan, the Park Advisory Council, the volunteers from community organizations or the companies who donated money and materials to the event.
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In today's Bridgeport News, Daley family member and aldermanic candidate, Patrick Daley Thompson, is given credit for attending The Bridgeport Air & Water Show, an event created by his opponent Maureen Sullivan. The article fails to mention Sullivan, the Park Advisory Council, the volunteers from community organizations or the companies who donated money and materials to the event.
As Treasurer of the Palmisano Park Advisory Council and volunteer coordinator for the event I would like to express my displeasure with the Bridgeport News. Patrick Dailey Thompson had no part in planning or funding the event. The Bridgeport News should have featured the people and organizations that gave money and freely volunteered countless hours before, during and after the event.
Those individuals, groups and companies are:
Maureen Sullivan – Palmisano PAC President
Charles Broda – McGuane PAC President
Rob Warmowski – Palmisano PAC President
Mary Welter – McGuane PAC Vice President
Daniel Pugh – Palmisano PAC Treasurer
Jim Peters – McGuane PAC Treasurer
Preston Breuling – Palmisano PAC
Kevin Morgan – McGuane PAC
Tom Palmisano – Henry’s Bait Shop
Burpee Seed Company
Marquette Bank
Gio’s
Lexington Homes
Wet Paint Chicago
Mark Lennon – Executive Director, Benton House
Benton House Youth Programing
Taylor Lennon
Christian Lennon
Rene Paquin
Katy Olson
Laura Cooper
Kelly Hughes
Rocio Bautista
Marsha Magala
John Magala
Rob Roichek
To anyone I have forgotten, such as the dozen walk-on volunteers Maureen Sullivan gathered at the last minute, please post your name to this thread. The 2nd Annual Bridgeport Air & Water Show was a success because of you and you deserve to be acknowledged.

  • Maude the Bridgeport News is NOT a newspaper, it is little more than a church circular. By their own admission they only post positive stories and as long as a person is willing to pay they can get any story printed in their. This is not a slam on them but fact. It is used for advertising, Birthday, and death notices mostly, not hard hitting journalism.

  • I am a life long resident of Bridgeport and have also been reading the paper for over 45 years. It is a nice paper to read if you want to know who is celebrating a birthday, what organization is holding what function and to look at nice photographs of politicians...

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    I am a life long resident of Bridgeport and have also been reading the paper for over 45 years. It is a nice paper to read if you want to know who is celebrating a birthday, what organization is holding what function and to look at nice photographs of politicians who do little else than pose for pictures for the paper. They do not report inmortant info like crimes taking place in the area for starters. No it is not happy news BUT it is necessary for us to know about it and keep an eye out. a good news organization will print the good, bad and ugly. Not lul you into a false sense of community

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2 days ago

Updated 42 hours ago

Lose your dog? Dog found at McKinley Park today

check facebook for details on dog.

  • Found at McKinley Park 08-31-14...
    If you know owners...please call 773-266-3055..leave a message and your call will be returned.
    This dog is not up for adoption...
    Will only return calls to finder or person with a lead to help find family.
    Thank you!!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

For sale

A 3 year old fridge for sale .a apartment size or good for a garage.50.00 will deliver in excellent condition.

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6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

LOST DOG

Posted on 8/29 on Bridgeport Chicago IL Facebook page under the name Carolina Marie

female shepard mix found near Cermak Foods, 30th Halsted. Contact Carolina pls.
photo attached.

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Front sidewalk sale today

3016 s Lowe August 30 2014

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Public Townhall Forum for 11th Ward Aldermanic Election

To the 11th WARD! News!

Bridgeport Alliance will be hosting two public town hall forums as the vote for a new 11th Ward Alderman approaches. Details to be announced. At present, BA leaders are reaching out to other community organizations and institutions interested in involvement and participation in the framing and building of the event. Organizations interested should contact info@bridgeportalliance.org. The next planning meeting will be in mid-September. More info available upon request. Thank you!

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Aug 25

Updated 4 days ago

With John Kozlar running, James Balser steps down

A friend of mine just got back from a ward meeting tonight, and said with Balser getting old in age and with his past and current health concerns, he will not be running again. I think they made this decision for a main reason that Kozlar is a strong candidate and would more than likely win or force a run off against Balser due to numerous candidates running if they put him in again to run. I think Balser is...

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A friend of mine just got back from a ward meeting tonight, and said with Balser getting old in age and with his past and current health concerns, he will not be running again. I think they made this decision for a main reason that Kozlar is a strong candidate and would more than likely win or force a run off against Balser due to numerous candidates running if they put him in again to run. I think Balser is a standup guy (outside of being an Alderman) and wish him the best with his health. Now the ward office has to decide who to run against Kozlar. From my stance, there top choice has to be Daley Thompson to give Kozlar a good race with competition. He is more likable than Balser, that is for sure, but I've known Pat for many years and honestly, he is not someone who does events specifically for our neighborhoods. This will be a slap in the face to many of us neighborhood people, who they assume will vote for Pat because he is a Daley. I like Pat and find him a good friend, but he already has a position as Commish of the Water Dept, already making well over $125,000 a year. I do not know who they will put in the election now, but if they want to even come close to Kozlar, Pat will have to be there man. I am waiting for more info and will update when more news brakes.

  • BTW I agree that both Kozlar and Sullivan are fine candidates, and either of them will be a win for our ward.

    FYI don't forget the ward lines were redrawn to include a lot more of the area north of us.

  • BridgeportProud Proud & Loud

    Whens John Kozlar gonna give us something to look at. If he's not gonna put up a platform Kozlar's no better than a VANITY CANDIDATE. Everyday we don't see something from him makes me think the real focus is on studying for his bar exam, that he takes the same week he'd start playing alderman, and have a nice line for his resume/job hunt. That’s just not fair for the neighborhood

4 days ago

Looking for a cleaning lady

Hi. I'm looking for someone (preferably local) to do some light cleaning work a few times a week. Do you know a local lady looking for some extra cash? Please pass it on. Thank you!

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Aug 25

Updated 4 days ago

Quality Daycare References

I have a newborn, and I'm looking for recommendations for a good daycare--either home-based or a center. I plan to return to work in a couple of months, so I need to find somewhere that has openings soon (and not a long wait list). I breastfeed and use cloth diapers, so somewhere familiar and comfortable with these would be best. Thanks!

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  • My experience with Archer Avenue Learning Station has been great. My daughter started there when she was almost 3. It took her some time to get accustomed to it because she had to do "work." There is no TV there. They do projects, activities, art, read. She loves her teachers there but still would prefer to lay on the couch and watch TV if given the choice.

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Aug 26

Updated 5 days ago

Moving to Bridgeport, looking for a eating/beer/art/social/bears/bulls buddy!

Hey y'all, I'm moving down to the southside, near Maria's. Just seeing in advance if anyone wants to be a casual grab a beer, grab some food, get some tea/coffee, watch some sports buddy. You can be male or female. I'm a 29 year old dude, been in Chicago four years now, working at a raw vegan café, though i'll eat just about anything once. I'm pretty adventurous, artistic and have traveled some. Very open minded, so I have no...

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Hey y'all, I'm moving down to the southside, near Maria's. Just seeing in advance if anyone wants to be a casual grab a beer, grab some food, get some tea/coffee, watch some sports buddy. You can be male or female. I'm a 29 year old dude, been in Chicago four years now, working at a raw vegan café, though i'll eat just about anything once. I'm pretty adventurous, artistic and have traveled some. Very open minded, so I have no prejudices against the world except perhaps people with a lack of logic and/or reason. (Sometimes a lack of reason is the reason for making art, so even that's not completely true.) Oh and I bike a lot and play a bunch of sports but am not a jock. Thanks!

  • I've been looking for another southside friend, preferably someone who isn't averse to arts-related activities. Not that I'm a cultural buff, but I like experiencing what's out there. Send me an email sometime after you're settled in- fuschiastars@yahoo.com

  • el blake o El Duderino

    will do a bomb. I'm always wanting to go to arty events and don't necessarily have a friend either close enough or open minded enough to go, so sounds good.

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Jul 25

Updated 6 days ago

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?

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