Feb 26

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Chicago 49th Ward Democratic Committeeman 2016 Race

Ward Committeemen - Cook County Democratic Party - Ward Committeeman
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  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    Confession: Rob, Dee and I all are sockpuppets of Helen but she, in turn, is a fictional screen name created by someone else who is very diabolical. None of us actually "lives" in Rogers Park because our creator doesn't either. She cyber-commutes from outside Chicago where she raises Llamas.

  • Thanks, Steady Eddie.

2 hours ago

EB running club

What happened to the EB running club?
I waited at Estes and the lake at 8a.m and no one showed up.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

From the Chamber

We all know that this is a joke; it's already a done deal. However, we should go make some noise, shouldn't we?

Notice of Important Community Meeting Regarding the Southeast Corner of
Devon and McCormick

Monday, April 20, 2015
6:30 pm
West Ridge Elementary School
6700 N. Whipple

Alderman Silverstein has called this meeting to gauge community support for plans to remove the eyesore at this intersection that has existed for most of a decade.

It is crucial that you attend this meeting to show your support for the renewal of this western gateway to West Rogers Park. YOU will make a difference by being there!

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    The parking problem seems to be the major issue. There's also the matter of the two abandoned buildings alongside it, the car wash and the restaurant/nightclub.

  • C

    The same people own the theater and car wash lot, right? The school. They are saying they have to turn the theater into a storage unit because there is not enough parking for anything else.

    I'm not understanding why they don't sell the car wash/lot with the theater building?

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POWR (People of West Ridge) NFP

POWR (People of West Ridge) is a new, nonprofit community organization whose sole goal is neighborhood improvement. POWR is sponsoring the April 25 forum on airplane noise at the Northtown Library, and has a couple of future events planned.

Our Web site is under construction but expected to be online early next week. Membership is open to all residents of West Ridge and supporters from beyond the 50th Ward.

More information will be available on POWR's Web site, or you can e-mail me with any questions before the site goes live.

Apr 07

Updated 3 hours ago

Western and Pratt

I noticed that there is fencing around the building. Anyone know what the plan is?

Looks like it was sold last year: http://m.koenigrubloff.com/mobile/commercial-for-sale/6800-n-western-avenue-chicago-il-60645-71003113

  • That bingo hall was mentioned in Adam Langner's book Crossing California. (Great book about Rogers Park neighborhood in the 1970s) I often wished that building would reopen as a hipster bingo hall.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Sharon - I couldn't get through that book; I'm was a couple of years head of Langer at Mather, and recognized too many names and situations. It was just too bizarre.

25 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Alderman Moore to Hold Community Meeting on Proposed Tavern at 6651 N. Clark

I invite you to attend a community meeting about a proposed new tavern at 6651 N. Clark (between Wallen and North Shore). The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed tavern--6651 N. Clark. Photos of the interior of the proposed tavern are below.

The meeting is for informational purposes only, as the application does not require aldermanic approval. The zoning classification for the property allows for a tavern and the liquor moratorium...

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I invite you to attend a community meeting about a proposed new tavern at 6651 N. Clark (between Wallen and North Shore). The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 22nd, 7:00 p.m. at the location of the proposed tavern--6651 N. Clark. Photos of the interior of the proposed tavern are below.

The meeting is for informational purposes only, as the application does not require aldermanic approval. The zoning classification for the property allows for a tavern and the liquor moratorium in the 49th Ward applies to packaged goods licenses only, not taverns or restaurants.

The liquor license application, however, must be approved by the City of Chicago's Local Liquor Control Commissioner, Mr. Gregory Steadman. The Liquor Control Commissioner has 45 to 90 days from the receipt of the application to either grant or deny the application. The applicants have agreed to refrain from filing their application until after the community meeting next week.

For more information on the City's liquor licensing process, visit:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/bacp/provdrs/liquor_licenses.html

The applicants are Koshaba Khamis, who owns the building that would house the proposed tavern, and his business partners, Eddie Markhay and Nabil Draha.

Mr. Khamis has 30 years of experience in the beverage and hospitality business. Mr. Khamis once operated the restaurant, Big Buns and Pita, later known as Sahara Kabob, which was located next door to the proposed tavern. He also owned the tavern known as MK Lounge, located at the northwest corner of Clark and Devon, from 1986 to 1990.

Mr. Markhay and Mr. Draha own the Garden of Eden Mediterranean Restaurant, located at 7156 N. California.

At the meeting, the applicants will show the improvements they've made to the interior of the premises, explain their proposed business plan and respond to your questions and comments.

  • Cody Mac mixicologist

    The Garden of Eden is a first class restaurant operation and, if the new business on Clark Street is anything like it, it also will be very well run by the same owners.

  • IC1(SW) Iraq Veteran academic and social servant

    This development, along with another article about a potential brewery on Devon is fantastic.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    I wish Khamis would bring back Sahara Kabob.

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Street sweepers

Hello neighbors, any idea when street sweepers will be coming down north at louis ave off of peterson? Currently out of town until the 25 and don't want to come home to a ticket.

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    The city's alert system is surprisingly accurate. Sign up here: http://sweeparound.us/

  • Thanks guys! I would call but rates are incredibly high at 2.99 a minute, plus new to the city I don't know who my alderman is yet... But the sweep around us helped! Thank you so much!

Apr 08

Updated 38 hours ago

Mattress Dumping

Hi,
I have called 311 on Sunday, a neighbor called 311 on Monday and I also entered a report on line to 311 to have the mattresses removed. They were dumped in a vacant lot on Maplewood & Rosemont. Any other suggestions on who to call to have them removed? They were still there as of last night, Tuesday. Just trying to keep the area clean!

  • Call your Alderman's office and let them know its there. Ask them to call Streets and Sans to do a pick up.

  • mary b lived in same 5 or so square miles for 59+yrs.

    I've lived across the street from said lot for almost 20yrs. this has never really been a problem. it actually surprises me that it doesn't happen more often. I have had someone's construction debris dumped behind my garage 3 separate times over 1 1/2 yrs. as much as I do not like the current adlerman, when I called the ward office just to start a paper trail in case I got a $1000 ticket for crud dumped there, they sent someone to clean it up each time.

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Early Voting Starts this Saturday; View Sample Ballot for Participatory Budgeting

We've got an action-packed Saturday morning for you in the 49th Ward Service Office. Start your day by voting early in the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting election and then join us for the 25th Annual 49th Ward Spring Clean-Up!

Early voting starts Saturday, April 18th, at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). No, there aren't any politicians on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the ward improvement projects you would most like to...

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We've got an action-packed Saturday morning for you in the 49th Ward Service Office. Start your day by voting early in the 49th Ward's Participatory Budgeting election and then join us for the 25th Annual 49th Ward Spring Clean-Up!

Early voting starts Saturday, April 18th, at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). No, there aren't any politicians on the ballot. Instead, you will get to vote for the ward improvement projects you would most like to see implemented this year.

This is all a part of my acclaimed Participatory Budgeting process, and the projects on the ballot were all proposed by your 49th Ward neighbors.

To review a sample ballot for this year's Participatory Budgeting election, click on the attachment below:

http://admin.epagecity.com/site/files/322/157876/519078/732299/PB49_Sample_Ballot_2015.pdf

Though the official Participatory Budgeting Election is still a week away (Saturday, April 25th), we're holding early voting starting this weekend and leading right up until Election Day. You can vote early this weekend at one of two early voting sites:

Saturday, April 18
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
49th Ward Service Office
7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis)

Sunday, April 19
8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Jerome's Church
1709 W. Lunt

During the week of April 20th, you can vote early at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). The office will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

You can also vote early next week at the "L" stations. The dates, times and locations of the "L" station early voting sites are below:

Monday, April 20
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Howard "L" Station
(Howard St. entrance)

Tuesday, April 21
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Morse "L" Station
(Morse and Lunt Ave. entrances)

Wednesday, April 22
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Jarvis "L" Station

Thursday, April 23
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Loyola "L" Station
(Sheridan Rd. entrance)

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    After you cast your early vote Saturday, join hundreds of 49th Ward residents as we fan out across the neighborhood, picking up trash, cutting down weeds and planting flowers. We'll meet Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m., for coffee and rolls at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at...

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    After you cast your early vote Saturday, join hundreds of 49th Ward residents as we fan out across the neighborhood, picking up trash, cutting down weeds and planting flowers. We'll meet Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m., for coffee and rolls at the 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis) and head out into the neighborhood for some sprucing up.

    We'll return to the office at lunchtime for a fabulous "Taste of the 49th Ward," featuring food from around the world donated by a vast array of 49th Ward restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy every culinary taste.

    This is a wonderful time for block clubs, condominium associations, church groups, and lots of other organizations to come together with individual members of the community to help get the ward ready for the spring and summer. Bring the kids!

    To register for this event, e-mail or call our office at ward49@cityofchicago.org/773-338-5796 and let us know how many folks you're bringing.

    I'll see you Saturday!

Apr 10

Updated 2 days ago

Indian Boundary Park

Ok so Indian Boundary was remodeled, which I think was an awesome idea. But when you access the website the programs are mainly piano, dance, knitting , and ballet. The age group is split 50/50 from 7-13 and 18 and over. why isn't there any athletic programs such as basketball, boxing, etc. I guess my question is why wasn't sports a part of their schedule?

  • Galena1, I am the president of the Indian Boundary Advisory Council and we would like to start a section on our website called "Memories of Indian Boundary." Would you be willing to submit your story to us for our inaugural post to our new section?

    Everyone else, if you have a story about your memories or your parents memories o Indian Boundary Park, please let me know. The email is indianboundaryparkac@gmail.com

  • Deborah Grimson I am a musician for hire. Piano, flute, recorder.

    I remember coming there with my young cousins growing up. I remember the old playground, and just loving it, especially the "horse swings"! I loved coming to the zoo, and miss it so much!

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Any K-3 CPS teachers?

I am doing research on social-emotional learning in Chicago Public Schools. If you know a Kindergarten through 3rd grade teacher who might answer some questions for me, please let me know. Thank you thank you!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Burge Police Torture Victims to Receive Reparations

I am proud to join Mayor Emanuel and my City Council colleagues today in introducing into the City Council a sweeping reparations package for the victims of abuse and torture at the hands of disgraced former Police Commander Jon Burge (right). Burge ran a torture ring in his police headquarters against suspects, mostly African-American, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s.

Last year, I joined my colleagues, Aldermen Joe Moreno and Howard Brookins, in co-sponsoring a proposed Reparations Ordinance...

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I am proud to join Mayor Emanuel and my City Council colleagues today in introducing into the City Council a sweeping reparations package for the victims of abuse and torture at the hands of disgraced former Police Commander Jon Burge (right). Burge ran a torture ring in his police headquarters against suspects, mostly African-American, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s.

Last year, I joined my colleagues, Aldermen Joe Moreno and Howard Brookins, in co-sponsoring a proposed Reparations Ordinance that called for a series of actions that would provide redress for the torture survivors and their family members. The ordinance was inspired by the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which provided reparations to the victims of Apartheid in South Africa.

The package that will be introduced today is the culmination of months of work and meetings with the Mayor's representatives, the sponsoring aldermen and stakeholders and representatives of Burge victims, including the People's Law Office, Chicago Torture Justice Memorials and Amnesty International, USA. The legislation is the first of its kind in the nation and will go a long way to remove the longstanding stain of police torture from the conscience of the City.

As Mayor Emanuel said yesterday, "Jon Burge's actions were a disgrace--to the City of Chicago, to the hard-working men and women of the police department, and most importantly to those he was sworn to protect."

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    I don't think taxpayers ought to have to pay for these settlements, which are all to frequent. The money ought to come from the pension funds of currently serving officers. That way the police would have incentive to avoid brutality. Right now the taxpayer pay the price of police misconduct.

  • larry from crazycar.com Been trying to get away from here for too long now

    Thanks for supporting this Joe it is so long overdue.

3 days ago

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  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    There is a facebook group called Rogers Park the Missing (or something like that); you should be able to find many Field alumni there

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My husband, who is a tennis instructor, can teach tennis to seniors. Just pick the location!

He also has starter racquets, and plenty of tennis balls. I heard that someone would like to be taught at Rogers Park. Please contact him at 773-465-6788. How many people want to learn?

3 days ago

DUMPSTER in front of Decatur Classical School

To anyone driving down Sacramento in front of the Decatur Classical School around 8 am to 8:20 am as well as during school pick up from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, I'd like to alert everyone to please take caution driving down that street. There is a large dumpster callously parked in front of the school's main cross-walk. Motorists and buses have to squeeze into 1 lane during those times. Also, motorists going north on Sacramento will not see children...

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To anyone driving down Sacramento in front of the Decatur Classical School around 8 am to 8:20 am as well as during school pick up from 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm, I'd like to alert everyone to please take caution driving down that street. There is a large dumpster callously parked in front of the school's main cross-walk. Motorists and buses have to squeeze into 1 lane during those times. Also, motorists going north on Sacramento will not see children crossing in front of that dumpster. IT IS VERY UNSAFE for our school kids!

It's best to avoid that street all together around these times to prevent a traffic bottle neck.

We have alerted the Alderman and hopefully this issue will be addressed asap! I'll be posting a photo or video tomorrow.

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Gang crije in rogers pk.,etc.,

The reasons forvthis madness are a moot point,ndude, howvto get it manageable,is another story!? Very unfortunate!? Scary, don,t wevlive scaredcenuf,just because!?

  • Evanston Peggy i love creating troll accounts and bullying people

    Is there a translation key or decoder ring we are supposed to use to figure out what this message means?

  • robin in WRP Feelin' Feisty

    Linda - Please attend the next CAPS meeting, and voice your concerns

5 days ago

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  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    389 criminal damages to property and homicides in Rogers Park since this time last year.

    Also, Joe, you always say "Rogers Park (49th Ward)" when you report your crime stats. Are you subtracting out 40th Ward crime that still takes place within the community area?

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Crime statistics I report are for the Rogers Park Community Area, one of Chicago's 77 Community Areas. "49th Ward" is added just to tie the crime statistics to a ward.

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Tennis Lessons For Seniors

Maybe their is someone out there who is willing to teach Tennis to Seniors at the Rogers School Tennis Courts.

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9mm Eds Photos posted 1 photo to Flickr:

5 days ago

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  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    From the article above, by Tim Furman, "... Tim is a long-term blogger, school activist and public school technologist. He lives in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood."

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Apr 10

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Glenwood Market Offers $5 for $1 Link Card Matching this Sunday

If you are a Link card shopper, the Glenwood Sunday Market has a deal for you. For one day only (this Sunday, April 12th), the Market will offer Link shoppers a special matching grant. For every $1 used on your Link Card, you will be able to purchase $5 worth of food.

To take advantage of this special one-time-only offer, stop by the Glenwood Sunday Indoor Market, this Sunday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Glenwood...

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If you are a Link card shopper, the Glenwood Sunday Market has a deal for you. For one day only (this Sunday, April 12th), the Market will offer Link shoppers a special matching grant. For every $1 used on your Link Card, you will be able to purchase $5 worth of food.

To take advantage of this special one-time-only offer, stop by the Glenwood Sunday Indoor Market, this Sunday, April 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Glenwood Bar, 6962 N. Glenwood (between Morse and Lunt), just steps from the Morse Red Line stop.

This matching grant program is made possible by Link Up Illinois/Experimental Station, the City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. It is part of the Glenwood Sunday Market's mission to make sustainable, regionally produced foods accessible to the entire community.

This is the perfect time for every community resident to meet some of the Market's new farmers, settle plans for summer CSAs, and re-load freezers and pantries with Glenwood Sunday Market goodies!

Visit the Glenwood Sunday Market's vendors page and learn more about the wonderful vendors!

http://www.glenwoodsundaymarket.org/ourvendors.htm

The Market proudly accept Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Link/SNAP cards.

Finally, make sure you mark your calendar for Sunday, June 7th. That's when the Glenwood Sunday Market kicks off its 2015 outdoor market season!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 50 + years

    This was certainly popular. River Valley Mushrooms had completely sold out of mushrooms before I got there. The vendors did very well and some folks found a new place to shop. Fortunately, I had pre-ordered my chocolate chip cookies from B-Tru or I wouldn't have gotten any of those either.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    Thanks for the report, Helen. Glad to hear it was a success.

Apr 10

Updated 6 days ago

Community center's computer lab could use all your help.

Hi everyone!
I am a computer instructor at a non profit organization (The Indo-American Center) The centers mission is to to promote the well-being of immigrants/refugees through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.
Due to the recent announcement of potential cuts, I have decided to create campaign for the computer lab. The computer lab houses a beginner/intermediate computer class and open...

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Hi everyone!
I am a computer instructor at a non profit organization (The Indo-American Center) The centers mission is to to promote the well-being of immigrants/refugees through services that facilitate their adjustment, integration, and friendship with the wider society, nurture their sense of community, and foster appreciation for their culture and heritage.
Due to the recent announcement of potential cuts, I have decided to create campaign for the computer lab. The computer lab houses a beginner/intermediate computer class and open lab for the community all for FREE.
We all know how important it is to be able to use a computer in today's society. Unfortunately, a great percent of our community lack the skill and/or do not have opportunity to learn on how to use one. Not being able to use a computer can really hinder someone from achieving economic and social advancement making them feel left behind.
I really appreciate any sort of help you can provide. If you are not able to donate, then please forward this to your contacts

http://www.gofundme.com/iacfund

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Found a very bony stray cat

Found this stray. He is very bony, I been feeding him. I can't keep him since I got 7 dogs. He is very sweet and friendly don't let him become another caged anti cruelty cat...u can take him home for free..I bathed him and I notice he has a tooth missing. My assumption he might have been kicked in the face cuz it takes a lot for teeth to break like that or he probably face planted...hard...lol...I don't k now...but give him a home and thr love he needs. I got my hands full....I won't be able to 😪😪😪

Apr 10

Updated Apr 11

why are they closing off parts of pratt (signs at pratt and california)?

does anyone know what's on the agenda for Pratt? i heard that there are signs up that as of next week they are closing Pratt. any idea for how long or what parts of Pratt? :-)

  • I think it has something to do with the set of buildings on the N/W corner of Pratt/Western. Maybe it's demo time. Just a guess

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    See the earlier thread "Western and Pratt" for more info. Apparently the buildings are being demolished.

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Threatening mail received - anyone else?

Last week, I received a somewhat threatening, hand-addressed letter in the mail informing me that my identify has been stolen. (As far as I know, my identity has not been stolen) The piece of paper was cut to look like a bullet and "FREE GAZA" was written on the back. Two of my family members got the exact same thing.

We don't know if we were targeted randomly, or because of our Jewish last name (my real last name is not on EveryBlock because of things like this), or because we live in west Rogers Park. Has anyone else gotten the same letter or heard of anyone else getting one?

  • Essam Your Neighbor

    First and foremost make sure to check that your accounts are all good. Change your passwords and pins too to be safe.

    Also "Free Gaza" is not a terrorist slogan and wanting to see freedom for oppressed people is no sign of "pre-terrorists" so park your hate.

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    First and foremost make sure to check that your accounts are all good. Change your passwords and pins too to be safe.

    Also "Free Gaza" is not a terrorist slogan and wanting to see freedom for oppressed people is no sign of "pre-terrorists" so park your hate.

    For the rest of us sane community members, keep an eye out for each other. If someone knows anything about who is mailing these to people, then let the CPD know. Sending, saying, or doing anything that makes a family feel unsafe in their own homes is not okay for any reason and I commend everyone who has received such mail on not just brushing it aside.

  • If "free Gaza" is the slogan, you can bet that no actual Palestians are behind it. Why would they want freedom in Gaza to be associated with identity theft? And if the perpetrators were Palestian criminals, they would just leave the slogan out, or replace it with "Support Israel."

Apr 02

Updated Apr 09

Oppose Ira Silverstein's SB1278 that wants to expand garnishment of income tax refunds

Please sign to Oppose Ira Silverstein's SB1278 that wants to expand income tax refund garnishment!

Senator Ira Silverstein's (IL-8) latest bad anti-people bill SB1278 could allow debt collectors and creditors in the private sector to go after an individual's tax refund check. Not only can a creditor or debt collector currently garnish a debtor's wages already, but Senator Silverstein wants them to be able to double dip and confiscate taxes refunded for overpaying state taxes as well.

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Please sign to Oppose Ira Silverstein's SB1278 that wants to expand income tax refund garnishment!

Senator Ira Silverstein's (IL-8) latest bad anti-people bill SB1278 could allow debt collectors and creditors in the private sector to go after an individual's tax refund check. Not only can a creditor or debt collector currently garnish a debtor's wages already, but Senator Silverstein wants them to be able to double dip and confiscate taxes refunded for overpaying state taxes as well.

It is not just the fact that it is double-dipping payroll garnishment, but this bill would confiscate tax balancing refunds from Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) which serves as a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. The real kicker: the law also allows the debt collector to charge a fee for the garnishment back to the debtor.

Who will most likely have a refund coming back? The people who can least afford to have it garnished. EITC is the greatest tool the state has to bring balance to our tax code and goes to low-income families. Senator Silverstein's Bill could confiscate it for debt collectors.

Click here to read in detail and sign!
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/oppose-ira-silversteins?source=c.em&r_by=6726578

  • Daniel Kelber Living the Good Life in Bowmanville

    "Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments" means the bill didn't make it out of committee by the deadline and is therefore dead.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    Ahmed, I sure hope you're watching this and will inform us if it's resurrected, or attached to another bill, or if anything else is attempted to get this bill through. This may just have been an attempt to see if anyone was paying attention, and I'm glad you were.

Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Lost Cream/White Cat with Blue Eyes

Please help us! We lost our male, 3-year-old flame point Siamese cat last night. He is mostly cream/white with tan/orange striped ears, legs, and tail. He'd likely just look tan or dirty from a distance. He has blue eyes and weighs maybe 10 pounds. He is microchipped but has no collar. He goes by the name "Mouse" and may respond to sing-song "Mouse Mouse" or "Kitty kitty" type cat-calls. He's never been outside before and we're very worried about him, especially as it starts to rain! The only picture I have on this computer is from when he was a kitten. Please message me here or text/call 847-571-6137 with any info or sightings. Thank you!

  • Kim S. West Rogers Park resident

    This is my standard missing-cat comment, but try going out very early when it's just light out and still quiet. Call for him then. He may be too frightened to respond when there's a lot of daytime noise. Mine was missing for 3 days and I found her next door under a bush just after daybreak. Best of luck, he was an adorable kitten!

  • Mei

    Thank you all for the advice. The search continues...

Apr 09

The 49th Ward Spring Clean-Up is just around the Corner!

I know it's hard to believe, but spring truly is just around the corner. Winter is finally relinquishing its icy grip and it's time to clean up the old leaves and debris that have accumulated over the last five months.

As I've done every year, I will be hosting the 49th Ward SPRING CLEAN-UP. This year it's a little more special, as it's my 25th Annual Spring Clean-up!

It will take place on Saturday, April 18th. We'll meet at 9:00...

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I know it's hard to believe, but spring truly is just around the corner. Winter is finally relinquishing its icy grip and it's time to clean up the old leaves and debris that have accumulated over the last five months.

As I've done every year, I will be hosting the 49th Ward SPRING CLEAN-UP. This year it's a little more special, as it's my 25th Annual Spring Clean-up!

It will take place on Saturday, April 18th. We'll meet at 9:00 a.m. for coffee and rolls at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview, and then we'll fan out across the neighborhood, picking up trash, cutting down weeds and planting flowers. If you have an area you want to work, that's great! Otherwise, we'll assign you to an area that needs attention.

We'll return to my office at 12:00 Noon for a fabulous "Taste of the 49th Ward" with food donated from a vast array of 49th Ward restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy every culinary taste.

Come by yourself or with a group! We'll supply shovels, rakes, brooms and garbage bags.

This is a wonderful time to organize your block club, condominium association, school group, church group, or other organization to come together to help get the community ready for spring. Bring the kids!

We ask that you register in advance so we can plan for enough food and equipment for the day. You may register by emailing my office at ward49@cityofchicago.org. Or call my Ward Service Office at 773-338-5796.

Please provide us with your name, address, phone number and your organization affiliation, if applicable.

I hope to see you on Saturday, April 18th, at 9:00 am.

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Evanston police release surveillance photos from weekend shooting

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/crime/ct-evr-policeseek-tl-0416-20150407-story.html
Evanston police have released surveillance photos as they seek the public's help in their investigation of a weekend shooting that wounded two men.

The incident took place at 3:51 a.m., Saturday, April 4 at Howard Street and Dodge Avenue.
Two men — a 22-year-old Round Lake Beach man and a 23-year-old male resident of Waukegan — were shot after leaving a Chicago club around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Their injuries were described as not life threatening.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/crime/ct-evr-policeseek-tl-0416-20150407-story.html
Evanston police have released surveillance photos as they seek the public's help in their investigation of a weekend shooting that wounded two men.

The incident took place at 3:51 a.m., Saturday, April 4 at Howard Street and Dodge Avenue.
Two men — a 22-year-old Round Lake Beach man and a 23-year-old male resident of Waukegan — were shot after leaving a Chicago club around 3:50 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Their injuries were described as not life threatening.

Police said they obtained surveillance video from the area where the shooting occurred and from the area where the club is located. They show that the shots came from a gray or silver newer model Lincoln SUV, police said.

Detectives have also learned there were witnesses in a separate vehicle at the location of the shooting that have not come forward, police said.

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Witnesses not willing to come forward. This is the biggest problem Chicongo/Cook/Lake/etc have. If Grandma, who is only 30 something, isn't willing to speak, the violence just continues. Put a fence around it and let them have at it.
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Police are requesting that anyone with information regarding this shooting call the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000. Text-a-Tip can also be used by texting CRIMES or 274637 and placing EPDTIP in the message line with the anonymous information.

Although the police department prefers in a case of this type that the information not be anonymous, anonymous tips are always accepted and can lead to further investigative information, police said.

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