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need drywaller and taper

Could anyone recommend an excellent drywaller/taper

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Updated 4 hours ago

Thank You, city council woman Silversteinn#

Just a thank you for keeping our neighborhoods great.
Harbor Girl

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    To be fair, Peter, Zehra Quadri is justifiably proud of the many accomplishments of Zam's Hope. She partnered with Bernie Stone for many years in activities that were of direct benefit to residents. Silverstein cancelled many of Zehra's programs by cancelling city funding. The loss of funding hurt many people...

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    To be fair, Peter, Zehra Quadri is justifiably proud of the many accomplishments of Zam's Hope. She partnered with Bernie Stone for many years in activities that were of direct benefit to residents. Silverstein cancelled many of Zehra's programs by cancelling city funding. The loss of funding hurt many people in the community. Like many social service agencies, Zam,'s Hope depends on contributions from city, state, county, and federal governments. Her skill set is complete: she is a manager, director, budget analyst, program director, etc. It is exactly the kind of skill set, along with a focus on people and meeting their needs, that an alderman should have. Your information is second-hand, at best, and perhaps not in context.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I tried reaching out to Ms. Bartlow offlist, and she did not respond. What did I say that was bullying?

8 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Open Letter To All Chicago Aldermanic Candidates

In Two Parts:

Part One:

On the morning of January 29th, I met with a local business owner in our 50th Ward. I introduced myself and explained my 50 Ward Aldermanic candidacy platform. He was extremely excited about my campaign ideas and enthusiastically allowed me to place my VOTE FUJI poster in their storefront window. I thanked him and left the store after placing my campaign poster in the storefront window.

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In Two Parts:

Part One:

On the morning of January 29th, I met with a local business owner in our 50th Ward. I introduced myself and explained my 50 Ward Aldermanic candidacy platform. He was extremely excited about my campaign ideas and enthusiastically allowed me to place my VOTE FUJI poster in their storefront window. I thanked him and left the store after placing my campaign poster in the storefront window.

A short time afterwards, by coincidence a volunteer of mine went to shop at the very same store. Low and behold, she witnessed a man in a dark hat and jacket attempting to remove my VOTE FUJI campaign poster. Immediately witnessing this act of electioneering, my volunteer and the store owner shouted in a forceful and upset voice, for all to hear in the store, telling the man in the dark hat and jacket “do not touch it or remove it”.

He promptly exited the store premises after this verbal confrontation. My volunteer contacted me immediately after witnessing this act of electioneering. Unfortunately this is not the first time my VOTE FUJI posters “disappeared”.

I am very, very disappointed this is happening in our 50th Ward and city. The citizens of this great city deserve better behavior from us as candidates. And most importantly, our children deserve better from us as parents. Too many of our bravest women and men have paid the ultimate sacrifice in faraway foreign lands for your freedom and mine, that affords us to run as candidates.

I am not angry about this electioneering debacle. Having personally lost high school and middle school students, to our pandemic inner-city violence of Chicago city streets, has been the most painful and angry moments in my adult life. That is why I am running for elected office. To make our schools safer, modern and successful. I am fighting for this job to make a difference. This is my perspective for not being that angry or upset. Our kids just need us to get the job done.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Write-In Candidate Fuji

    Part Two:

    So please, stop removing my VOTE FUJI posters. And yes, now and then I discover my mail, like endorsement questionnaires in the garbage or rumors about me like I haven’t resided in our 50th Ward for the required amount of time for an alderman and so on and...

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    Part Two:

    So please, stop removing my VOTE FUJI posters. And yes, now and then I discover my mail, like endorsement questionnaires in the garbage or rumors about me like I haven’t resided in our 50th Ward for the required amount of time for an alderman and so on and on. Too many rumors to keep track of. In any case, one thing at a time.

    In conclusion, I would like to welcome all Chicago Aldermanic candidates to come visit our 50th Ward and my technology meetings.

    I will be at various locations like my local library and businesses meeting people to explain when, where, why and how technology can prepare and improve our 50th Ward, our city and state for a data driven society. I especially would like to invite all of my fellow 50th Ward candidates and their volunteers to join me at this endeavor. Let’s work together to make a better tomorrow for our families, friends and community.

    The whole world is one town. (Di gantse velt iz eyn shtot.) Yiddish Proverb

    FUJI
    Parent, Educator & Technologist
    www.50thWard.com

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Sadly, this is business as usual in Chicago; it always has been. If you've never read Boss by Mike Royko, and Mayer, Madams and Madmen by Norman Mark, you should

21 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Garage Break In / West Ridge

We have a newer style garage that our neighbors found open yesterday afternoon, and kindly closed it for us. One very expensive road bike is missing, similar to photo attached (Klein Quantum Race, with red Rolf wheels and a carbon fork). The door has never bounced so its possible they hacked the code. Looking into it some more and filing a police report but wanted to give a heads up to the neighborhood! Not a fun feeling.

  • Seems to be a lot of these happening lately in the area. It has happened to me in the past. Was it the service door that was entered?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Garage breakins are NOT new to WRP. We bought our house in 1998 (near Touhy and California), and our garage was broken into about two years later. Our neighbors were only surprised that is was the first time our garage had been broken into.

    This isn't fun at all, but thank you for filing a police report. I suggest that you follow up at the next CAPS meeting.

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4 days ago

Updated 20 hours 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.

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Jan 02

Updated 2 days ago

Anyone know when Lickety Split on Western and Lunt is going to open? It looks close...

I know they handsome contractor delays, but looks like the stocked inventory...any word on ribbon cutting?

  • So far, the best bread I've found on the far north side is the Georgian bakery on Devon. Their "french" bread (more like an Italian baguette) is a delight. It's nice to know of these bakeries in Evanston and Skokie, but I'm not about to take a $15 taxi ride...

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    So far, the best bread I've found on the far north side is the Georgian bakery on Devon. Their "french" bread (more like an Italian baguette) is a delight. It's nice to know of these bakeries in Evanston and Skokie, but I'm not about to take a $15 taxi ride or drive five miles just to pick up some bread.

    A good bakery can be the very heart of a community. There's an extraordinary one in Goshen, Indiana--Rachel's Bread--that anyone interested in the business of bread baking should go visit and study as a model for a community bakery. It makes a good profit and everyone in town buys there. It's located in a building right next to the Goshen farmer's market (just like Heartland Cafe).

    For the life of me I can't figure out why all these energetic young entrepreneurial and socially-conscious Chicagoans don't think of a career in baking, particularly in a historically progressive neighborhood like Rogers Park where a bakery would seem a natural fit.

    http://www.elkharttruth.com/living/2011/04/11/Dining-A-La-King-Taste-of-Europe-at-Rachel-s-in-Goshen-video.html

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    Nancy B, again, thanks for that recommendation of Hewn for good bread. We picked up a loaf of whole wheat last week and went back for another today. Each day, they list the breads they have that day on their Facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/hewnbread

    We also got a chocolate almond croissant today, which we split. Flaky and yummy.

2 days ago

Married son needs short term rental in West Ridge

Does anyone know of any short-term rentals in the West Ridge neighborhood? The bank bought out his lease and he needs to move in two weeks. Eventually he wants to buy a small house.

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Jan 21

Again, candidates excluded from a debate

The West Ridge Chamber is holding an aldermanic candidate event, and not inviting the certified write-in candidates. It's also pricey: $30 for members, $40 for others.

We should be able to hear from ALL of the candidates, not just the "chosen ones"

Jan 21

Jan 16

Updated Jan 21

DATE CHANGE: 50th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum

DATE CHANGE: 50th Ward
Aldermanic Candidates Forum

Moderated by: Ben Joravsky
Award Winning Journalist, Chicago Reader

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Devon Bank, Lower Level Community Room
6445 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

The West Rogers Park Community Organization (WRPCO)is proud to sponsor, as it did in 2007 and 2011, a Candidates Forum for residents to learn the positions and views of the 50th Ward Aldermanic candidates running in the February 24, 2015 election.

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DATE CHANGE: 50th Ward
Aldermanic Candidates Forum

Moderated by: Ben Joravsky
Award Winning Journalist, Chicago Reader

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Devon Bank, Lower Level Community Room
6445 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

The West Rogers Park Community Organization (WRPCO)is proud to sponsor, as it did in 2007 and 2011, a Candidates Forum for residents to learn the positions and views of the 50th Ward Aldermanic candidates running in the February 24, 2015 election.

The Forum will enable all official candidates to present their ideas and plans as well as to answer selected audience questions. All candidates (including official write-in candidates) have been invited.

WRPCO is a non-partisan community group and makes no endorsement of any candidate. The Forum is FREE and open to the public.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Ahmed - have all of the candidates committed?

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    It would be a mistake for the alderman not to show up. There are five candidates and everybody should be heard. I wonder if 90 minutes is enough time. Who's formulating the questions? Certainly we need to hear what the candidates have to say about education in the ward (in...

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    It would be a mistake for the alderman not to show up. There are five candidates and everybody should be heard. I wonder if 90 minutes is enough time. Who's formulating the questions? Certainly we need to hear what the candidates have to say about education in the ward (in general and Decatur in particular); what their plans are for economic redevelopment (not their visions or their hopes and dreams but their actual plans), and what they intend to accomplish over the next four years. Personally, I'm sick and tired of abandoned promises and empty rhetoric. What would they do and how would they do it? As specifically as possible.

Jan 19

Updated Jan 21

Does Alderman Silverstein care about ALL schools in the 50th Ward?

We have been long time residents of the West Rogers Park, (19 yrs in our home). Last year we decided to have our son (6 yr. old) tested in hopes of attending the Decatur Classical School K-6 in WRP. He was accepted to DCS! Not only is the school touted to be the #1 elementary school in Chicago, it is a few blocks from my home. After having been in DCS since September 2014, we are finding political issues are...

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We have been long time residents of the West Rogers Park, (19 yrs in our home). Last year we decided to have our son (6 yr. old) tested in hopes of attending the Decatur Classical School K-6 in WRP. He was accepted to DCS! Not only is the school touted to be the #1 elementary school in Chicago, it is a few blocks from my home. After having been in DCS since September 2014, we are finding political issues are plaguing this school. The school’s location, originally built to house a K-2 population is too small to accomodate K-6 (w/ 2 classes each). It is crowded and lacks essential facilities, such as a cafeteria and a gym. For years DCS have been working to find options for the school to be expanded to accommodate a thriving, growing school population, and add a 7th & 8th grade. Unfortunately, even our own alderman chooses to ignore the needs of this school. She does not seem to understand that more families will want to move into her ward to be close to the school, if she can only find the time and energy to listen and help support the school’s needs. Our LSC and Principal have tried tirelessly to communicate with her and tried tirelessly to ask for her support, but she continues to set us aside. Requests to meet with her have been postponed and never rescheduled. My questions to Ald Silverstein are:

Do you care about students and their families? Shouldn’t you support this school to bring more business and residents into the 50th Ward? Do you care if this school stays, or do you want this school to move elsewhere, and turn away the large number of families who shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants, rent our parks, and help the various industries in your Ward?

Ald Silverstein, your good will to the DCS can transcend beyond votes for this upcoming election. It would show your forward thinking as you build our community to its next phase as a thriving, successful and safe community for families.

[EveryBlock readers, I urge you to comment on this post.]

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    There are four other choices for alderman so if she is re-elected we'll have nobody to blame but ourselves. There are about 50,000 residents in the ward, but only 11,000 voted in the last two aldermanic elections (and only about 7,000 voted in the run-off between Bernie and Debra). An alderman elected by such a small percentage of voters isn't accountable to anybody.

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    Decatur Classical School is an asset to the community and losing it would be a mistake. I believe every effort should be made to retain quality schools in the ward. Inaction or simply ignoring the community and students' parents is unacceptable. It seems like the priorities are a little out of order.

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Jan 14

Updated Jan 19

Kitties Saved but May Need Homes...

My son, and his girlfriend have gone above and beyond to help save the freezing kitties that lived outside in her yard. Here a a copy and paste of the events of the past few days. They have spent lots of time and money. 3 babies need a home. I hope this makes sense...

4 cats (<1yr old, not kittens):
• 3 black and white (younger), 1 all black (we will keep him as pet)
• No noticeable health issues...

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My son, and his girlfriend have gone above and beyond to help save the freezing kitties that lived outside in her yard. Here a a copy and paste of the events of the past few days. They have spent lots of time and money. 3 babies need a home. I hope this makes sense...

4 cats (<1yr old, not kittens):
• 3 black and white (younger), 1 all black (we will keep him as pet)
• No noticeable health issues (cuts, ear mites, fleas, rabies, etc.)
• Will participate in Treehouse’s TNR
• Somewhat socialized (will eat and play in front of us, but no touching and almost no meowing)
• Seem healthy/energetic
• 1 has diarrhea
• Simply cannot keep in our home (rules of owner)

Diarrhea has subsided. Socialization has marginally increased. Treehouse TNR is complete. All cats are fixed, tipped, vaccinated, microchipped, medicated, and examined.

We are re-releasing to wild right now but can retrap as needed. (Putting warmed cat house back outside).

They found a cyst when removing the uterus of one little gal so we may have saved her a slow painful death from uterine cancer.

  • Catherine Animal Care Giver and Personal Organizer

    To figure out how to go forward, it's necessary to know if they're friendly to humans or not. The test for this is rather simple, put out food for them, and wait. If they will eat the food in a human's presence, then they may be friendly. If they won't...

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    To figure out how to go forward, it's necessary to know if they're friendly to humans or not. The test for this is rather simple, put out food for them, and wait. If they will eat the food in a human's presence, then they may be friendly. If they won't come out until you are out of sight, then they're feral. If you've been able to pet the cats without them running away, then they're likely friendly. If they run away at the first sight of you, then they're feral.

    Cats will also mew incessantly when they feel trapped, be it in a car, carrier, or confined to a room.

  • Deb Russcol Rogers Park '79. Realtor-North Side '87.

    Try giving a call over to Felines and Canines.
    Phone number (773) 465-4132
    6379 N Paulina St
    Chicago, IL 60660
    Devon Ave west of Clark on the south side of the street.

Jan 08

Updated Jan 19

Replace CityOfChicago.ORG with CHICAGO.GOV

I would replace the outdated www.cityofchicago.org with WWW.CHICAGO.GOV, just like SEATTLE.GOV, BOSTON.GOV, etc. My aldermanic office will work with Chicago residents, city officials, and local area students to prepare, design and support CHICAGO.GOV. This nationally recognized and internationally accepted role model for modern city governance will be cost-effective, efficient, and transparent. My office would support other wards that would like to participate in this new more effective model. A government website should be so easy to use and navigate that...

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I would replace the outdated www.cityofchicago.org with WWW.CHICAGO.GOV, just like SEATTLE.GOV, BOSTON.GOV, etc. My aldermanic office will work with Chicago residents, city officials, and local area students to prepare, design and support CHICAGO.GOV. This nationally recognized and internationally accepted role model for modern city governance will be cost-effective, efficient, and transparent. My office would support other wards that would like to participate in this new more effective model. A government website should be so easy to use and navigate that it would make the Freedom of Information Act redundant.
Aslo, One of the primary goals of any government website should be the commitment to make accountability through transparency. A government website should be so easy to use and navigate, that it would make FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) completely unnecessary. The domain name extension .GOV was first introduced in 1985. The city of Seattle has SEATTLE.GOV since December 2000 and the city of Boston has BOSTON.GOV since October 2000. I rather we register CHICAGO.GOV as soon as possible (but I can’t do this until I’m elected).

Jan 18

Updated Jan 19

Attempted Home Invasion

Anyone see anyone suspicious on Saturday early evening around Ridge Blvd?

Jan 19

Jan 18

Updated Jan 19

Does anyone know a place where I can get my cat chipped?

My cat is strictly house cat and she's not allowed to go outside but I just want to get her chipped just in case something happens. Can't go anywhere outside of Chicago (Aurora, Mc Henry, Niles, etc.) as I don't have transportation except for bus. Thanks.

  • Andrea Kim Animal Advocate and Animal Care Provider

    You can get a ride (cheaper than a cab) via Lyft

    Free $10 credit with code ANDREA1403 (I drive for them p/t)

  • Uptown Animal Hospital at Clark street & Bryn Mawr chip'd my pets for me.

Jan 19

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Jan 16

Updated Jan 18

Visit to new Lickety Split

Taking advantage of the slight warm up we visited the new Lickety Split at Western and Lunt this afternoon. They have three favors and dozens of toppings. Had the coffee flavored custard with hot Carmel topping. Delicious. They also have expresso, lattes and hot cider for those who cannot face ice cream in the cold. Glad to have them in the neighborhood.

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    I do not think they have frozen yogurt, just three flavors of frozen custard - vanilla, chocolate and coffee. I have never been to Scooters so I cannot compare.

  • John Kane I have lived here for 12 years.

    I will still go and enjoy the treats. Thanks 😀

Jan 18

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Jan 15

Updated Jan 17

WRPCO Candidate Forum Rescheduled

After speaking with the president of the West Rogers Park Community Organization to confirm the dates for the upcoming candidate forum, I've learned that it has to be rescheduled because two guests declined to attend. Zehra Quadri had a conflict and Debra Silverstein refused to attend. Apparently, Ms Silverstein demanded specifically that my invitation be withdrawn. Because she successfully had me removed from the ballot, she believes that I should not be allowed to speak. I filed to run as...

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After speaking with the president of the West Rogers Park Community Organization to confirm the dates for the upcoming candidate forum, I've learned that it has to be rescheduled because two guests declined to attend. Zehra Quadri had a conflict and Debra Silverstein refused to attend. Apparently, Ms Silverstein demanded specifically that my invitation be withdrawn. Because she successfully had me removed from the ballot, she believes that I should not be allowed to speak. I filed to run as a write-in candidate and am certified as such. There is no reason that the residents of this ward should not be able to hear me speak about the problems our community faces and the plans I have to overcome them. Further, if these individuals are looking to represent our community I believe they should speak publicly and defend their intentions. The residents of this ward deserve open debate and a forum to present their questions. Being denied this opportunity is a disservice to the community and I think we deserve better.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Still, the debate wasn't actually "scheduled" it was in the process of being scheduled. The two people who declined weren't "guests" they were candidates. A scheduling conflict is not a refusal to attend in the sense that the candidate is avoiding debate. So far the alderman hasn't issued any statement....

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    Still, the debate wasn't actually "scheduled" it was in the process of being scheduled. The two people who declined weren't "guests" they were candidates. A scheduling conflict is not a refusal to attend in the sense that the candidate is avoiding debate. So far the alderman hasn't issued any statement. So let's hear from her office: Is Debra Silverstein refusing to debate Peter Sifnotis? Or did she decline the invitation because the only other candidate on the official ballot right now would not be there? Is the alderman waiting for a full ballot? Let's get the facts.

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    The facts are laid out already and were provided by involved parties. The debate was scheduled for the 26th. The announcement wasn't made because two candidates declined to attend. Ms Quadri had a conflict and Ms Silverstein specifically said that I should not be allowed to participate, later clarifying that...

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    The facts are laid out already and were provided by involved parties. The debate was scheduled for the 26th. The announcement wasn't made because two candidates declined to attend. Ms Quadri had a conflict and Ms Silverstein specifically said that I should not be allowed to participate, later clarifying that no write-in candidates should be allowed to speak. Further, she attempted to write the rules and determine the format. Contrary to what you've asserted, there are three candidates whose names will be printed on the ballot: Deb Silverstein, Zehra Quadri, and Shajan Kuriakose. Because there are no pictures of her with the mayor involved, I don't expect she'll explain any of this in her upcoming newsletter.

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Updated Jan 16

10 year old fourth grader nominated and chosen to represent Boone elementary for national program

My middle son Joshua has been select for a program where he will be able to attend Loyola University for a week during summer. His teacher nominated him last year. Of all the nominations he was chosen! He has the chance to get hands on experience in medicine, forensics, and other programs they offer. Our family is big. 6 kids, one income. The program is expensive. I've talked to the school and they will see if they can help but...

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My middle son Joshua has been select for a program where he will be able to attend Loyola University for a week during summer. His teacher nominated him last year. Of all the nominations he was chosen! He has the chance to get hands on experience in medicine, forensics, and other programs they offer. Our family is big. 6 kids, one income. The program is expensive. I've talked to the school and they will see if they can help but it does not look hopeful. 2000.00 if he sleeps in the dorm, 1500.00 if he comes home at night which we prefer! I've seen fund raisers on here from teachers but this is not 'school supplies'. This is a very unique opportunity I would really like for my son. I believe it will show him with continued hard work he can do what he chooses with his life. He can rise above being raised in a financially strapped family. It does not define who he is or what he can accomplish!!! If anybody has any advice on fundraising please let me know. Thank you!

Jan 16

Meet & Greet for Shajan Kuriakose

Hi Neighbors,

I wanted to drop a quick note and let everyone know that my campaign will be hosting a meet and greet, Tuesday, January 20th at Candlelite (7452 N. Western Avenue) between 7:30PM-9:30PM. We will have pizza and soft drinks available. Hope to see you there!

Thanks,
Shajan
www.friendsofshajan.com

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Dec 21

Updated Jan 15

Notary Needed

The incumbent is trying to silence our voice and stifle democracy by challenging the petitions I submitted. To remain on the ballot I must defend 40 signatures through notarized affidavits. Unfortunately this will require some door to door work but can be done within a few hours. While I hope to find someone willing to donate their time, I am willing to pay per signature. Because I know the addresses and names already the work will be targeted and easy! Please let me know if anyone is interested or if you have leads! Thank you!

  • Hello Peter,

    You may be interested in this post from the 38th Ward:

    Phil Huckelberry Green Party 38th Ward Committeeman

    You may be aware that I'm a blogger for Gapers Block, and as such I've had occasion to read several other challenges, to hear about several other situations, etc. I've...

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    Hello Peter,

    You may be interested in this post from the 38th Ward:

    Phil Huckelberry Green Party 38th Ward Committeeman

    You may be aware that I'm a blogger for Gapers Block, and as such I've had occasion to read several other challenges, to hear about several other situations, etc. I've seen the evolution of what kinds of ridiculous stuff is being included in these objections now. The Paszek objection included stupid, vicious stuff, and it seems to be part of a new trend of accusations that haven't been seen so much before. I've only met Sposato once, but wow, he doesn't strike me as that kind of a vicious guy at all. I don't think he was behind it. He might well have known about it. But I've seen enough this year to know that there's a lot of smoke and mirror stuff going on, challenges coming from weird camps, etc.

    If I wanted to, I could file a vicious, ridiculous, and expensive challenge against most any candidate if I lived in the appropriate ward or district - and without an attorney to help draft it. The law is rigged to allow this stuff to happen. I'm involved in an active federal lawsuit to try and get that law ruled unconstitutional. It's an uphill battle, but hopefully we can make inroads with this suit.

    http://chicago.everyblock.com/politics/dec03-objections-filed-38th-ward-6543917/

    Dennis

  • Peter Sifnotis Candidate for 50th Ward Alderman

    Thank you, Dennis. This is exactly the kind of discussion I was hoping to develop! Unfortunately there are those who defend the very institutions that keep in power those they claim to oppose. I have been working to develop a similar fight against a system designed to protect incumbents and prevent reform. Check your inbox, I'd like to talk!

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Jan 09

Updated Jan 14

Community Service Alert

District 24 has issued the following:

Due to events happening in France, the 24th District is taking all steps to ensure the safety and security of Jewish individuals and institutions. Note Safety tips below.

•Have a member of your congregation stationed at the door of the synagogue to greet members & to deter non members from entering.
•Be alert of suspicious activity, vehicles & persons in the area.
•If something appears to be suspicious to you, it probably is! Report...

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District 24 has issued the following:

Due to events happening in France, the 24th District is taking all steps to ensure the safety and security of Jewish individuals and institutions. Note Safety tips below.

•Have a member of your congregation stationed at the door of the synagogue to greet members & to deter non members from entering.
•Be alert of suspicious activity, vehicles & persons in the area.
•If something appears to be suspicious to you, it probably is! Report it to the police immediately, for the police to investigate.
•Be alert in the neighborhood.
•Walk in groups while walking to and from the synagogues.
•Know where the police cars are stationed in order to report crime in person during times of religious holidays.
•Know your surroundings, know your neighbors, report suspicious activity.
•Develop a list of non Jewish neighbors that you can go to, have them call 911.
•Keep all your personal belongings in your view.
•Stick to well-lighted, well-traveled streets, use discretion and caution when taking shortcuts.
•If you think someone is following you, switch directions or cross the street - If they are still there, move quickly toward an open store, restaurant or a lighted house

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

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.

  • Nico Pericolo Formerly known as Nick Danger

    Are you kidding by asking "What's your point?"? The point is that Concaildi's tips apply to anyone anywhere anytime. For example, "•Stick to well-lighted, well-traveled streets, use discretion and caution when taking shortcuts." That's the point. Concaildi wasn't talking just about terrorists but apparently his tips flew right by both you and Alexandru Luca who THANK'd your comment. Double Duh!

  • Alexandru Vasile Luca seeley and Jarvis

    Uh oh! Nick Danger strikes again with another one of his useless emo comments...

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