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Urine Trouble: How Can the CTA Keep Its Elevators Free of Pee?

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The new way

To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class,...

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To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class, anti-business, and anti-home ownership, to endorse these pursuits leads to competition and that's what they never wanted. But that is what we need, that is how we will grow. We must support the free market, this is a capitalist economy; therefore, we must participate in the capitalist economy.

Help me help us, this is the chance to get it right.

  • SEL IN NORTH LAWNDALE I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know...

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    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know and possibly ain't got a clue.

    Explain to us, for the edification of our liberation and in one or two syllable words, what is a "capitalist economy.

    Give some examples of your vision and foundation to encourage genuine interest and potential participation in your ethos.

    See me, William, on YOUTUBE: "VACANT LOT PSYCHIC". Cleaning up our community will make it more "Investment Worthy".

    SEL

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Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    There is no doubt that the statistics bear out that the 28th ward is mismanaged. Whose fault is it? There is enough to go around. Voters need to take the primary responsibility because they elect the politician. This means that the majority of those who live in the 28th ward...

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    There is no doubt that the statistics bear out that the 28th ward is mismanaged. Whose fault is it? There is enough to go around. Voters need to take the primary responsibility because they elect the politician. This means that the majority of those who live in the 28th ward have voted in for 25 years or so a politician who drove the ward in to the ground. Where did the $$ go? Where did the progress go? Those are questions the Inspector General should have answered many many years ago. Nobody here has the hutzpa to use the legal mechanisms and bring down the house of cards. Talk is cheap. Action impossible to mobilize.

    Technology, neuroscience, and the law will solve our problems. The departments involved for the last 40 years have failed us.

  • I'm in favor of not blaming the victim, the residents are the victims; therefore, I don't blame the residents. I'll ultimately end up blame myself if I fail to win the election, the present is more promising than the past (the future holds our greatest promises). It is my desire...

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    I'm in favor of not blaming the victim, the residents are the victims; therefore, I don't blame the residents. I'll ultimately end up blame myself if I fail to win the election, the present is more promising than the past (the future holds our greatest promises). It is my desire to turn the page on the past, there is no good in it, I'll leave it to its respective party's. I believe that people can change for the best if they can just have a chance, I want to create the chances that has eluded us for so long.

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Election Time!

Can someone please tell me who running against Ald. Ervin in the 28th ward?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I've NEVER seen a more useless politician! Is no one running against Jason Ervin?

  • there are several people running.so far I think its 6.there is a 28th ward facebook page.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting...

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    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting the 28th ward back on its feet. Returning the power back to the hard working residents and not the gang-bangers, drug dealers, drug addicts, connected business owners and corrupt politicians.

    I'd beware of Jason Ervin stepping down before his term ends, only for Rahm to appoint another bought-off Alderman to vote with him 100%. Be cautious of this! Jason Ervin CAN BE BOUGHT-OFF!!

    Let's get it right this upcoming election.

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Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

3 days ago

The Agenda

The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments...

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The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments (1,200,000).

The goal is to secure 1/3 of the revenue from the creation of the Chicago Chess Association to fund need programs in the 28th ward, participants from around the city will be encouraged join and stay involved (that way we can create revenue and still stick to the tradition way of gathering funds).

Funds will be spent in five specific areas; namely, education, job creation, environmental improvement, housing exploration, and events.

I will strengthen community participation through the 49 precinct captains, 5 main captains, 5 professional from the academics, 10 collegiate students from areas of interest in relation to the 28th ward's growth.

Community participations will always be welcomed and encouraged.

Information will be gather to so that we can make inform decisions as to the best course for the ward.

3 days ago

Jobs

Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm...

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Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm barely making things happen with what I have).

As always the case middle ground must be found and altered accordingly, I believe that current alderman lacks the necessary know how.

I will create a council of six to eight of the precincts captain and they will act in concert with collegiate students and professional in the academic world to conduct various activities to find the best solutions. Ever case is unique; therefore, we'll move methodically and gather the required data to endorse potential policy shifts.

We don't want businesses dumping ships because their afraid that they can't make a profit and we want to ensure people that we know that they're $8.50 a hour.

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Updated 3 days ago

Fellow African Americans

I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we...

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I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we have never recovered from our past, we have attached our past with our present and now we have become victims of opportunistic politicians who exploit it for their own personal gains. Let’s take responsibility for our future and leave our children with a great legacy in which they deserve, an honorable history with a promising future.

I mentioned that our institutions was bias against us; moreover, intra-racism is often never explored or mentioned at all, I think we should start having discussing about it because it’s one of the biggest aspect to our healthy development. I believe that we will find that our very own leaders are the culprits for practicing intra-racism tactics and have hijacked the political agenda here in Chicago to keep the masses of blacks at a disadvantage

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I...

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    cont.

    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I will build up relations to create jobs. I will institute a program that will promote business that you will establish, I will ever stay committed to education for children and adults, I will aggressively endorse technology, science, and I will maintain a world view perspective.

    Our present condition is sad and embarrassing one, but we can change how other perceive us, this election of 2015 by voting Jason Ervin out and voting me into office and getting on the track of becoming the ward of excellence.

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Checkerboard City: Urine—A Lot of Trouble

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Dodge?

What are the doing at Dodge Elementary? And while I'm on neighborhood questions...anyone know why they removed the bike lane on Warren?
thanks
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  • Jdo concerned mom

    No idea what happened to the bike lane but Dodge is slated to become offices for CPS.

Sep 15

What is the world coming to??/Digital Divide

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/theres-city-china-own-street-124936124.html

Maybe our Mayor would be interested in doing this for the Michigan Ave Crowd.

Seems there are so many pedestrians bumping into each other that some cities are making "special" pedestrian lanes. Do we need them more than bicycle lanes?

chuckle

Sep 15

Deep Blue Publications Group Review: Rakennus Tietämyksen tulee Ensin

Suuri osa nykypäivän vaurautta ja perustamista vaatia rakentaa tai hankkia tietoa. Joshaluat ihmiset tietää, millaista tuotetta tai palvelua myyt, sinun täytyy ottaa aikaakertoa heille, jotta lisättäisiin heidän tietämystään ja tuotteestasi. Ja helpoin japidetään tehokkain ja kannattava tapa tehdä, että nykyään on Internetin kautta.Joukossa monia ihmisen keksi tänään sivustot luultavasti esittää parhaatmahdollisuudet rakentaa suurin määrä tietoa ja hyvinvointia.

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Easy Access to Chicago Codes

chicagocode.org

This site can help you figure out what is legal.

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Sep 06

THANK-U Chicago Trib 4 promoting MADE IN CHICGO

http://www.chicagotribshops.com/?track=email-ChicagoShoppingAdE-EditionEmail

Made in Chicago is something DOP has promoted for years. The Chicago Trib now has this link on their digital email Trib page! Thanks for giving local people a place to shine.

Anyone in EGP or other parts of Chicago can investigate and see if being on this page will help them and the MADE IN CHICAGO movement.

Creative people...see if this is a way to promote your product!!!

Sep 04

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Racial Profiling

hollistergolightly
West Garfield Park

Any ideas on what to do if you are racially profiled? and then cuffed and your van searched? Stopped for taillight which was out, asked what he was doing in the neighborhood? where he was going? blablabla. This happened to my boyfriend who visits my house nearly every day. He was coming to pick me up to take me out to dinner. Wearing a suit and tie. He was asked to stand right in front of...

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hollistergolightly
West Garfield Park

Any ideas on what to do if you are racially profiled? and then cuffed and your van searched? Stopped for taillight which was out, asked what he was doing in the neighborhood? where he was going? blablabla. This happened to my boyfriend who visits my house nearly every day. He was coming to pick me up to take me out to dinner. Wearing a suit and tie. He was asked to stand right in front of their camera. He got their plate and car number. On our way out, we spotted them, strangely, driving through Humboldt Park. Not their district? Pulled up next to them, they saw us, we waved, and smiled and the passenger cop said "have a nice date" and drove off. So. They knew that we knew their car and them. Pardon the long post. Please advise.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I would start with the ACLU

  • First Defense Legal Aid deals with this kind of stuff. They also have a free police custody hotline.

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Plastic bottle light/social entrepreneur

http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-08-13/developing-world-innovation-cheap-light-bottle

There is poverty all over the world. In some places social entrepreneurs solve problems and help improve the lives of those living in abject poverty. What are we doing in East Garfield Park to improve the standards in the neighborhood? What kind of social entrepreneur can help us change the neighborhood from one of the highest crime neighborhoods and neighborhood with very few businesses?

Does anyone know of successful social entrepeneurship going on here in EGP? We have alot...

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http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-08-13/developing-world-innovation-cheap-light-bottle

There is poverty all over the world. In some places social entrepreneurs solve problems and help improve the lives of those living in abject poverty. What are we doing in East Garfield Park to improve the standards in the neighborhood? What kind of social entrepreneur can help us change the neighborhood from one of the highest crime neighborhoods and neighborhood with very few businesses?

Does anyone know of successful social entrepeneurship going on here in EGP? We have alot of NFP garden stuff but that reallly is hobby kind of stuff. We need serious problems to be addressed with true innovation vs the decades of failed projects the government sponsors. Examples: war on drugs, war on poverty, no child left behind....NONE of those programs have solved the problems of Chicago's worst slums.

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Updated Sep 02

What do residents of the 11th District think?

Commander Glen Evans was charged with serious misconduct. Did he do a good job in the ward?

  • Taj's page Committed to helping others.

    I've also heard that he was about cleaning up our street. Of course when you are use to doing things one way and someone new come in to change things it always causes a problem. Or in this case a few enemies.
    Somehow I'm incline to believe that someone within...

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    I've also heard that he was about cleaning up our street. Of course when you are use to doing things one way and someone new come in to change things it always causes a problem. Or in this case a few enemies.
    Somehow I'm incline to believe that someone within the department wanted him gone. Why would something that happen a year ago surface now and DNA found on the gun? Protocol is you must clean your gun regularly.
    To me it sounds like the Commander was about to clean house and they knew it!
    Which meant a lot of crooket police officers as well drug dealers were about to be locked up.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The neighborhood is significantly quieter since this commander took over. Ike Sims housing project behind us is quieter than any of athe last 17 years. It is quite a change for residents to turn in information and get service. It has not been like here in the previous 16 plus years under other commanders. One wonders..with the violence being so high...what the real motives are.

    If anyone is prive to that info please let us know so we can understand better.

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