8 hours ago

Snow Removal services offered

Hello neighbors i offer reasonable prices for snow removal/plowing of driveways, alleys, parking lots ect. Im in Rogers Park but can go as far as Lakeview. You can call or text me at (224)246-6762

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

6324-48 N Western Ave for sale $2,499,000

Here's a good site for another monolith structure like the one on Rockwell and Devon or maybe a huge parking garage that will stand empty for years.

https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/6324-6348-N-Western-Ave-60659/home/62659578?utm_campaign=instant_listings_update&utm_content=address&utm_medium=email&utm_source=myredfin

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    The streetscape by itself will do nothing to attract business, as Peter rightly notes. The storefronts are still shabby and dirty, the merchandise is the same from store to store, and the merchants don't care about making their stores attractive. They don't even wash their windows or sweep the streets out front--or hire someone else to do it. Why would anyone invest in what is basically a 24-block strip mall? Silverstein is just clueless when it comes to economic development.

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    Development requires significant effort and dedication. It requires a vision and community involvement. None of these conditions exist at the ward office today and I don't expect that to change. It isn't easy and it doesn't just happen with a few phone calls. It takes commitment to the community and...

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    Development requires significant effort and dedication. It requires a vision and community involvement. None of these conditions exist at the ward office today and I don't expect that to change. It isn't easy and it doesn't just happen with a few phone calls. It takes commitment to the community and a strong belief in its potential. There are problems with gentrification that I find very troubling; however, I know that responsible and sustainable development is a possibility. Our demographics support growth but without a desire to reverse the decline it will not happen on its own.

    Streetscaping is not a harbinger of growth or development. Having begun studying urban planning, I've read a lot about the impacts of projects and the dreams that inspire them. While the project does provide a much-needed face-lift, it does nothing to solve the underlying problem. It's like replacing the front fenders of a vehicle when the head gasket is blown. These projects are more effective in neighborhoods where the residents overwhelmingly walk everywhere. Unfortunately, being mostly starved of good public transportation, most residents must drive everywhere. The project has reduced available parking, which has long been a complaint of the business owners, and has narrowed the streets, making traffic even more congested than it already was.

Jan 05

Community Alert – National Weather Service Wind Chill Advisory and Winter Storm Watch

The following alert is pasted as it was received from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST
MONDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER
STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT.

FOR THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY...

* WIND CHILL VALUES...20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN A MATTER OF...

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The following alert is pasted as it was received from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON CST
MONDAY. A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS WINTER
STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY
NIGHT.

FOR THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY...

* WIND CHILL VALUES...20 BELOW TO 30 BELOW.

* MAIN IMPACT...FROSTBITE CAN OCCUR IN A MATTER OF MINUTES UNDER
THESE CONDITIONS.

FOR THE WINTER STORM WATCH...

* TIMING...MONDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SOME AREAS MAY SEE SNOW IN EXCESS OF 6 INCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE WIND WILL COMBINE WITH THE
VERY COLD AIR TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILLS. THIS WILL RESULT IN
FROST BITE AND LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN.
IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS...MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A HAT AND
GLOVES.

Please remember to check regularly on the well-being of friends, relatives and neighbors who live alone, especially the elderly and those with disabilities.

Richard Concaildi
President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
773.294.1777
richconcaildi@aol.com

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The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

Dec 31

Updated Dec 31

Happy New Years

TO ALL MY FAMILY, FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS IN OUR 50TH WARD
HAPPY NEW YEAR! שָׁנָה טוֹבָה سنة جديدة سعيدة 新年快樂 FELIZ AÑO NUEVO

Best wishes to you all for 2015!

Dec 25

Updated Dec 30

good bye david fagus

David was so unique. He will be missed.

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    He loved his community and did a lot to see it change.

Dec 26

Updated Dec 26

Know what??

What's going on with the helicopters?

Dec 26

what is going on with the helicopters in wrp?

what is going on with the helicopters in wrp?

Dec 16

Updated Dec 17

Are You a Historic Bungalow Enthusiast?

If so, check out the new products offered by Chicago Historic Bungalow Association

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BungalowStuff

  • Love historic Chicago bungalows, thanks for posting the link.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems...

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    The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems the original framing likely came from trees more than one hundred years old that grew in an environment that will never exist again--free from modern pollutants, chemicals, etc. I live in a two-flat that's about 90 years old, but the information applied to us, too. It's a great organization.

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    I wish more people appreciated all of the great architecture in our neighborhood. It's sad to see so many interesting buildings in disrepair. Fortunately, there are some people who do understand the importance of retaining the history of the area and its architecture.

Dec 06

Updated Dec 10

Hearings Scheduled on 50th Ward Nominating Petition Objections, Part 1

Objections have been filed for all the nominating petitions for the alderman’s challengers. If the objections are upheld, some or all of the four challengers could be tossed off the ballot. No objections have been filed against Silverstein’s petitions. Objectors include one candidate, Zehra Quadri, who has filed objections against Fuji Shiourqa, Shajan Kuriakose, and Peter Sifnotis, and two citizens, Jonathan Porter, who has objected to Fuji and Quadri, and Maureen Roche, who opposes Sifnotis’ petitions.

All the objections are...

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Objections have been filed for all the nominating petitions for the alderman’s challengers. If the objections are upheld, some or all of the four challengers could be tossed off the ballot. No objections have been filed against Silverstein’s petitions. Objectors include one candidate, Zehra Quadri, who has filed objections against Fuji Shiourqa, Shajan Kuriakose, and Peter Sifnotis, and two citizens, Jonathan Porter, who has objected to Fuji and Quadri, and Maureen Roche, who opposes Sifnotis’ petitions.

All the objections are scheduled to be heard by the CBOE on Dec. 9 in the Lower Level Conference Room at CB”OE offices at 69 W. Washington, beginning with Zehra Quadri’s challenge to Sifnotis at 10:30 am, followed by Roche against Sifnotis at 11, Quadri v. Fuji at 11:30, Jonathan Porter v Fuji at Noon, Quadri v Kuriakose at 12:30, and Porter v Quadri at 1 pm.

All objectors use the same allegations, ie, that some of the signatures were not written by the voters themselves; that some of the signers’ addresses are outside the ward; & that the petitions did not state the office sought, in addition to other objections. Quadri also alleges that in March 2013 Kuriakose voted in another ward, making him ineligible to run in the 50th due to the one-year residency requirement. She is represented by the law firm the Skyles Group. LLC, of Mount Prospect.

Porter & Roche have filed as concerned citizens, but anyone familiar with Chicago politics wouldn’t be surprised to learn they are merely fronting for one of the other candidates. Jonathan Porter is represented by the law firm the Parikh Law Group, LLD of Chicago, and Roche by James P. Nally, PC, of Chicago.

Check this link for details of each case: http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Write-In Candidate Fuji

    Pete, Paco is correct about using your regular proof for residency like utility bills and such. Thanks Paco :) Gracias!

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Write-In Candidate Fuji

    But seriously, anyone here with parking related violations in our 50th Ward, please let me know about it so we can fight it together! www.50thward.com

Dec 04

Chicago Math & Science Academy (CMSA) Ranks Level 1

For the 2nd consecutive year, CMSA has received a Level 1 ranking by CPS.

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