2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Good morning EB neighbors!

Wonderful Wednesday that I hope everyone enjoys, you better be 😀, dress warm & stay safe 😘

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    John 1:1-5.; Colossians 1:15-18; Psalm 115:3. Everything!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    All together they claim that god made everything for his purpose and pleasure. When you consider everything, you have to also consider that god is one sadistic prick.

38 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Good morning EB neighbors

It's fabulous Thursday: I see a little snow outside bundle up, be 😀 & safe, enjoy your day

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Spring is coming. Genesis 8:22. Blessings.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Elder, i'm failing to see the great revelation in that scripture... please enlighten me.

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14 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Happy Friday: forgot I can use my tablet have a wonderful day, dress warm be 😁 & safe 😘 🙋

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    TGIF sweet Claudette 😙 and Bunnieface 😚

  • Good morning Fellow Neighbors! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend. I'm praying we get a grocery store soon.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    For real. I love Jewel but an alternative would be nice. For some residents it's not an alternative it's their only option.

    What in the heck happened with that Pueblo Supermarket whatchamacalit?

34 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Water Main Breakage

There's a broken water main in the area. The water has been shut off since 3:00 a.m. The affected area is from Stony Island to Constance from 71st to 74th Street. The Water Department does not know how long before water service will be restored.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    That's horrible. I hope it's fixed soon. 😔

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

!!!

Good morning lovely people!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday & a great day it will be, dress warm, be 😀 & safe 😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    😗 @ sweet Claudette
    😙 @ Bunnie

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Blessings.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Lazy Monday so what let's get moving, have a fantastic day, stay warm, be 😁 & safe. 😘

3 days ago

3 days ago

Winners and losers in Mayor Rahm's TIF game

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most...

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It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most of the aldermen buckled under pressure from the boss.
Still, I don't see last Wednesday's vote as a total loss. Think of it this way—Aldermen Scott Waguespack, Robert Fioretti, Rick Munoz, Toni Foulkes, and their progressive colleagues smoked out the mayor's loyalists, forcing them to concede that they'd rather let Emanuel squander millions than adequately fund the public schools. So at least we know where everyone stands—the boss is first, the kids come last. He not only strong-armed the aldermen into abandoning whatever principles they might have, but also commanded them to read from the talking points his aides conveniently distributed. Other aldermen defended the TIF program. I can understand why Alderman Burnett's so effusive about tax increment financing. One of the program's central flaws is that it favors gentrifying wards, like his, over poor ones.
Thus, the program that's intended to help the poorest of the poor neighborhoods largely benefits richer ones, like the near-west- and near-north-side communities Alderman Burnett represents. Through 2010, the city spent about $197 million in TIF dollars on various projects in the 27th
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Ward. In contrast, the city spent about $7.9 million in Alderman Anthony Beale's far poorer south-side 9th Ward. Those who got, get more. And those who don't got, get the shaft.
It's pretty sad that the mayor's most dependable TIF supporters represent the wards that fare the worst in this ongoing scam.

3 days ago

Winners and losers in Mayor Rahm's TIF game

This article was written in the Reader on 11/22/2013

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his...

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This article was written in the Reader on 11/22/2013

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most of the aldermen buckled under pressure from the boss.
Still, I don't see last Wednesday's vote as a total loss. Think of it this way—Aldermen Scott Waguespack, Robert Fioretti, Rick Munoz, Toni Foulkes, and their progressive colleagues smoked out the mayor's loyalists, forcing them to concede that they'd rather let Emanuel squander millions than adequately fund the public schools.

So at least we know where everyone stands—the boss is first, the kids come last.

He not only strong-armed the aldermen into abandoning whatever principles they might have, but also commanded them to read from the talking points his aides conveniently distributed. Other aldermen defended the TIF program. I can understand why Alderman Burnett's so effusive about tax increment financing. One of the program's central flaws is that it favors gentrifying wards, like his, over poor ones.
Thus, the program that's intended to help the poorest of the poor neighborhoods largely benefits richer ones, like the near-west- and near-north-side communities Alderman Burnett represents. Through 2010, the city spent about $197 million in TIF dollars on various projects in the 27th Ward.

In contrast, the city spent about $7.9 million in Alderman Anthony Beale's far poorer south-side 9th Ward.

Those who got, get more. And those who don't got, get the shaft.
It's pretty sad that the mayor's most dependable TIF supporters represent the wards that fare the worst in this ongoing scam.

4 days ago

Addresses of Polling Places for the Fifth Ward

Ward Precinct Address Where to Vote

5 1 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 2 Revere School 1010 E 72 St
5 6 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72
5 10 Parkside School 6938 S East End Av
5 12 St Paul Evangelical Luth Church 7621 S Dorchester Av
5 13 Woodland Cmty School 6657 S Kimbark Av
5 14 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72 St
5 16 Wadsworth Stem School 6650 S Ellis Av
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Ward Precinct Address Where to Vote

5 1 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 2 Revere School 1010 E 72 St
5 6 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72
5 10 Parkside School 6938 S East End Av
5 12 St Paul Evangelical Luth Church 7621 S Dorchester Av
5 13 Woodland Cmty School 6657 S Kimbark Av
5 14 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72 St
5 16 Wadsworth Stem School 6650 S Ellis Av
5 17 The Parkways 6720 S East End Av
5 25 The Parkways 6720 S East End Av
5 26 Shorewind Towers 2373 E 70 St
5 28 ABJ Community Svcs 1818 E 71 St
5 29 Senior Suites Of South Shore 2355 E 67 St
5 30 South Shore Fine Arts Acdy 1415 E 70 St
5 31 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 32 Senior Suites Of South Shore 2355 east 67
5 33 Park Shore East Assoc 6250 S Harper Av
5 36 Cyril Apts 7150 S Cyril Av
5 38 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 40 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av

4 days ago

Keiana Barrett for 7th Ward Alderman

Click here to view Keiana Barrett's 7th Ward Plan for Transformation. It is a comprehensive vision for the 7th Ward. (http://ow.ly/IG5mb)

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

7th Ward Alderman's Race

For those of you who did not vote early, PLEASE make sure that you vote for someone who knows the 7th Ward from a personal standpoint! Remember the Sun-times and Tribune "endorsed" the last elected alderman and she is on her way to prison for fraud! So don't let these two media outlets that are bought and paid for by the "machine" dictate whom you should vote for! Go for the candidate that will Build A Better 7th! And that...

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For those of you who did not vote early, PLEASE make sure that you vote for someone who knows the 7th Ward from a personal standpoint! Remember the Sun-times and Tribune "endorsed" the last elected alderman and she is on her way to prison for fraud! So don't let these two media outlets that are bought and paid for by the "machine" dictate whom you should vote for! Go for the candidate that will Build A Better 7th! And that candidate is Greg Mitchell! If people stop giving corrupt individuals "another chance" we would have had Mitchell as Alderman in 2011 when he, for the the first time running for any public elected office, received 14% of the votes cast in that election! Let's stop voting for people who are affiliated with organizations and/or movements that want to come into the Ward to change it into a "grab-all the resources" situation and initiate a new playground for the wealthy!

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    I know this.

    I also know that Chicago is a heavily democratic city and by default it politics and politicians are liberal democrats.

  • Linda Faye South Shore Chef that Loves Her South Shore Area

    I am ready as I will ever be to get a new alderman in the 7th ward. I will be voting tomorrow

4 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

5th Ward Residents, Just a Reminder of the upcoming Mayoral and Aldermanic race

I don't know about anybody else, but I'm tired of the desert in South Shore.
We never got a grocery store. Walgreens after 4:00 pm, is very dangerous. Not to mention, all those empty stores along 71st. from Jeffrey to Exchange. I recall when I moved here, I thought this was such a beautiful neighborhood, What Happened?
We lost the bank, grocery and hardware stores, and several clothing stores. Well, South Shore Community, next business to leave will be Radio...

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I don't know about anybody else, but I'm tired of the desert in South Shore.
We never got a grocery store. Walgreens after 4:00 pm, is very dangerous. Not to mention, all those empty stores along 71st. from Jeffrey to Exchange. I recall when I moved here, I thought this was such a beautiful neighborhood, What Happened?
We lost the bank, grocery and hardware stores, and several clothing stores. Well, South Shore Community, next business to leave will be Radio Shack. How long will South Shore remain a food desert. Please come out and vote neighbors!! Tip for today: if you continue to do the same thing, you will get the same results every time. If what you are doing is not working or giving you the outcome you desire, change your approach. I love Hyde Park, and South Shore. It's time for some major improvements. In all honesty, Walgreens should not be allowed to continue to sell alcohol.
Tomorrow is the last day for early voting. Take a look at the old Hamilton theater. How many of you remember the Hamilton?
Have a safe and happy weekend.

6 days ago

Feb 20

Updated 6 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors!

Happy Friday!! Vacation day for me today ( nice 3 day weekend )going back to 💤 dress warm, be 😁 & safe 🙋😘

  • Jimmy Boyd Hyde Park or Pill Hill I Love the Southside..

    I wish my car was as dependable as you. You never miss a morning and I
    thank you for your start of my day...You bring a smile to my face no matter
    the fact I'd rather be in bed...Thanks dear lady...Blessing upon you daily..

  • Claudette 17yrs Security Officer

    💋

6 days ago

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Feb 18

Updated Feb 20

Early voting is available until Feb. 21

Sixth Ward residents make sure you get to the polls and vote to reelect Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer. Chicago, at this point, cannot afford on-the-job training in any ward

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Rod Sawyer being the poster child of how a ward sinks when a rookie takes the helm (punked out on ward remap, doesn't know how much salt is on hand, anti-Rahm to the extreme with disastrous impact on the ward...). The 6th ward has a severe case of buyers remorse and can correct that on Tuesday.

    Plus anyone that aligns themselves with a domestic violence abuser of women is very suspect in my book.

  • Glenn in 60619 Concerned citizen and independent journalist

    So according to your logic Mr Janulis the incumbent is supposed to remain the incumbent forever. The previous alderman and her predecessor had their first terms in office as Rid Sawyer does now. I would strongly suggest you travel throughout the ward more and take notice of the scores, if...

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    So according to your logic Mr Janulis the incumbent is supposed to remain the incumbent forever. The previous alderman and her predecessor had their first terms in office as Rid Sawyer does now. I would strongly suggest you travel throughout the ward more and take notice of the scores, if not hundreds of infrastructure improvements involving sidewalks, curb cuts, street lights, etc. The retail corridor the alderman has been working on will enhance the quality of life for countless residents.
    Despite your highly personal problems with the alderman, take heart that you too will benefit from his re-election

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    So according to your logic, "Rid" deserves credit for spending the Menu Money ? A trained seal or even a newspaper editor could do the same thing.

    As for the incumbent staying in office, "Forever"...they should remain until a better alternative comes along, in the case of ward 6, that...

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    So according to your logic, "Rid" deserves credit for spending the Menu Money ? A trained seal or even a newspaper editor could do the same thing.

    As for the incumbent staying in office, "Forever"...they should remain until a better alternative comes along, in the case of ward 6, that didn't happen. The people of the 8th, 34th and 9th ward get it...the people of ward 6, still thinking they are bougie, are suffering from them being so smart as to turn out an incumbent with seniority...that is why most black wards are in the state they are in, black alderman have a hard time getting seniority because black folk think they so smart and turn them out before they can get seniority and committee chairmanships, save for the three previously mentioned.
    "Rid" will never be a committee chair and always be on the outside yapping and looking in....and the people of the ward will suffer as a consequence....with little "benefit" inuring to me and others.

Feb 17

Updated Feb 19

What A Relief !

Have you noticed that since the liquor store at 73rd & Exchange has been closed, there's a whole different atmosphere in that area, no public drinking, hanging out, open drug sales,loose squares, public urination and fights, all within 75 feet of two daycare's. I Love It!!! Now all it needs is a couple of speed bumps on 73rd st, heading west, between Coles and Exchange, to slow traffic down as it nears the daycare's. THANK YOU whoever is responsible for this.

  • @ bunnieface, a new store has opened on 79th and SS, initially, they advertised food, now it shows liquor. Haven't seen loitering yet ninja's don't hang out in the cold. Prayerfully, the summer months will not produce the same results as the previous establishment.

  • I sure hope it doesn't produce too much loitering.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

walgreens 71st mall

Is it me or after hours is this Walgreen parking lot hot.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    Thanks Kween. **hugs** I'm Team CTA 100%.😉

  • Happy making better choices

    Maybe a year ago, someone mentioned it was one of the most profitable in the state. Not sure how to check but it is always jumping.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

Driving school for dummies

Car's have signals
( USE THEM )!! 📢

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    The More You Know

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Please do and before your intend to turn.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful wed & I am going in, everyone have a great day & don't forget dress warm, be 😀 & safe 😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    @Bunnieface
    sookie sookie now! I look forward to meeting you two for breakfast come springtime!

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Thanks to all, keep the positive attitudes for this too, the freezing weather shall come to pass. Blessing and wellness.

Feb 19

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Feb 16

Updated Feb 19

Snow Removal

Did everyone in the south shore neighborhood (5th ward) experience slow cleaning of their street? It took approx. 3-4 days for the city to plow my street.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 19

Good morning EB neighbors

Ahh yes fabulous Thursday: it's cold out there dress warm, be 😀 & always safe. 🙋😘

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