3 days ago

Updated 20 min ago

Turn Tax Money Back into Blighted City Neighborhoods

The 3rd ward could use the tax money. But it looks like we are getting a basketball arena and an EL stop for McCormick Place convention goers instead. Oops!

Here's a portion of the article:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/31617165-452/turn-tax-money-back-into-blighted-city-neighborhoods.html#.VI8uUyvF_w-

The talk around City Hall is that we’re broke and the sacrifices we have made over the last few years, the increased fines and fees, and the shuttering of schools and mental health clinics are needed. But that narrative ignores what many agree is...

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The 3rd ward could use the tax money. But it looks like we are getting a basketball arena and an EL stop for McCormick Place convention goers instead. Oops!

Here's a portion of the article:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/31617165-452/turn-tax-money-back-into-blighted-city-neighborhoods.html#.VI8uUyvF_w-

The talk around City Hall is that we’re broke and the sacrifices we have made over the last few years, the increased fines and fees, and the shuttering of schools and mental health clinics are needed. But that narrative ignores what many agree is an area that needs reform: TIFs.

The city has an estimated $1.4 billion in TIFs — a program few voters comprehend in full — just waiting to put our fiscal house in order. This is money stripped from our property taxes in the name of economic development, but at the cost of our most basic and essential city services.

TIFs — Tax Increment Financing districts — were originally designed to improve blighted areas. They have become a slush fund for all manner of private development, enriching some at the cost of many. When a TIF is declared in an area, that means revenue generated for schools, parks, and social services are frozen for at least 23 years, despite inflation or normal wear and tear.

Our central business district is hardly blighted. Yet, the Loop, Near North Side, Near South Side and Near West Side have taken nearly $1.56 billion of the $2.45 billion in TIF dollars spent from 2004 to 2008. Only $4.8 million was spent collectively in Pullman, Riverdale, Roseland and West Pullman, far South Side communities where blight is prevalent and economic development scarce.

Yet, the non-blighted South Loop is to be the home of a new hotel to which $55 million in TIF money will be contributed. This hotel, mind you, is owned by the Marriott Corp., an international company with more than $12 billion in revenue last year.

5 hours ago

Updated 45 min ago

Weekend 2: Pounding the Pavement for Bob Fioretti for Chicago Mayor

Hi all you good people of the 3rd ward! We'll be back at door knocking and spreading the good news about Bob Fioretti being Chicago's next mayor! If you are interested in joining our team, we'd love to have you. Please email me here so that we can get you the details for this weekend!

http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/42111/contact/8d5b07/

Dec 06

Updated 2 hours ago

New Mariano's Store 3800 S. Dr. King Jr.

The architect Phillip Johnson presented plans, renderings and gave details on the project. They have the renderings.
Highlights
-Breaking ground in March 2015
-Completion December 2015
-The store will be 75,000 sq feet
-38th Street will be reopened
-Rhodes Ave will be reopened
-Inner King Dr. at Pershing Rd will be closed off
-Entrance will be on King Dr.
-Parking for 300+ cars
-landscaping and art displays to hide parking lot
-Exterior to feature roving art gallery
Best,
Jxxxxxx Bxxxx

  • Hispanics empowered themselves despite being politically under represented, the 26th Street corridor in Little Village is 2nd only to Michigan Ave for sales tax revenue generated in the entire city. Stop with the sensationalist remarks to try to push your tired agenda.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    26th Street is a big shopping strip, but there is still a huge gang problem in the area.

5 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Establishing Bronzeville as New African American Base

The more things change the more they remain the same, I wonder in light of the recent killings of our young men and disrespect of the first Black first family, do we need to start that conversation of creating our base again much like the old Bronzeville model. In that we had as close to complete independence as we ever had. Now this concept is not new(China Town, Pilsen, Little Italy, Greek town, etc.,etc.). There is a good argument at least to think about .

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    BC with regard to victimhood mentality each individual, community, neighborhood needs to own their own problem(s). Our lot in life can only improve when we stop pointing the finger, stop taking handouts and start taking responsibility for the betterment of our own lives.

    Where the government fails is in it's...

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    BC with regard to victimhood mentality each individual, community, neighborhood needs to own their own problem(s). Our lot in life can only improve when we stop pointing the finger, stop taking handouts and start taking responsibility for the betterment of our own lives.

    Where the government fails is in it's ill conceived placement of incentives. As long as the gov enables/supports kids to have kids on the dole, the cycle of mufti-generational poverty, crime and destruction will continue to exist, persist and grow. Since the voting record continues to show that most of us are still credulously convinced that these policies serve us all the best, the only avenue available in our current state of affairs is to encourage and embrace a buppie-gentrification of our hoods.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    All the gentrification does is push kids further away from downtown where the jobs are.

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Neighborhood

How safe is the area around cottage grove...from 39th to 50th---east/west?

  • I walk my dog frequently between 35th and 47th on cottage. I've done it for 3 years and have never had a problem. It's all about personal perception. Bronzeville isn't the best area but I don't feel that its unsafe. Violence and crime can happen anywhere. Those women who got...

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    I walk my dog frequently between 35th and 47th on cottage. I've done it for 3 years and have never had a problem. It's all about personal perception. Bronzeville isn't the best area but I don't feel that its unsafe. Violence and crime can happen anywhere. Those women who got beat up were out past 1am walking alone. Imo, you take your chances when you do things like that. I've walked my dog at 1am occasionally, out of necessity, in Bronzeville and have never had a problem. Decide for yourself. Each person will have a different idea of what is "safe."

  • Cyndie, as others have noted, safety and perception of safety are somehwat subjective and relative...with that said, if you review the Chicago Tribune crime map which shows number and location of shootings throughout Chicago from 1/1/14 through present date you will see that thus far this year there have been...

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    Cyndie, as others have noted, safety and perception of safety are somehwat subjective and relative...with that said, if you review the Chicago Tribune crime map which shows number and location of shootings throughout Chicago from 1/1/14 through present date you will see that thus far this year there have been 9 shootings in Kenwood, and 5 of those occurred in the area of 47th & Cottage Grove Ave.

    This may or may not be an acceptable number to you but for some perspective compare # of shootings in the following areas over the same time frame:

    Bridgeport: 4
    Logan Square: 32
    Lincoln Park: 3
    Rogers Park: 40
    Near South Side: 1
    Near North side:17

5 hours ago

Fioretti Proposes Ways to Reduce Crime Before Police Department Budget Hearing

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http://bobfioretti.com/fioretti-proposes-ways-to-reduce-crime-before-police-department-budget-hearing/

Chicago, IL – Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today proposes three changes to the budget that would help reduce crime.
“I believe we need a holistic approach to making our streets safe. More police are only the start and we should be looking at other ways to make our streets safe and neighborhoods strong,” said Fioretti.
1. Funding for after school programs and summer programs ($1 million each) is grossly insufficient....

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http://bobfioretti.com/fioretti-proposes-ways-to-reduce-crime-before-police-department-budget-hearing/

Chicago, IL – Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today proposes three changes to the budget that would help reduce crime.
“I believe we need a holistic approach to making our streets safe. More police are only the start and we should be looking at other ways to make our streets safe and neighborhoods strong,” said Fioretti.
1. Funding for after school programs and summer programs ($1 million each) is grossly insufficient. Increasing afterschool to $5 million will provide after school programs to another 10,000 youth. Funding summer programs to $15 million will provide programs to another 15,000. This should be a priority.

2. Increasing beat cops will provide more security to communities is possible if the $100 million to be spent on police overtime was reduced to $50 million and the $29 million is received from CHA, CTA and CPD as expected, then at least $21 million can be used to put more officers on the ground in high crime areas. This is a small step to getting the number of officers up so that we are making our streets safe.

3. The federal government (Housing and Urban Development) has moved to stop funding supportive services to support long-term housing. This year the federal government cut $3.3 million to agencies in Chicago. The City Budget does replace $500,000 leaving a gap of $2.8 million. Groups have suggested using part of the $5 million being given to the Rainy Day Fund be switched to fill the gap in supportive services and after school programs.

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26 hours ago

Free Redbox DVD Rental Promo Code!!!

Just text PJOHNSON to 727272 by 12/22 and get a free DVD Rental :)
Spread the word!!!

26 hours ago

Free Redbox DVD Rental Promo Code!!

text PJOHNSON to 727272 by 12/22 and get a free DVD Rental :)

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

WHY?

Why aren't there protests and shirt wearing for the times when a black teenager kills another black teenager. This happens everyday in southside of Chicago, but it a white, latin, Asian, just hurt a black kid it is called racism. Im sick of theses people not knowing all of the story before they go and do shameful acts. Yes it is sad that it happens, but Brown was robbing someone before he got shot and was trying to get a...

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Why aren't there protests and shirt wearing for the times when a black teenager kills another black teenager. This happens everyday in southside of Chicago, but it a white, latin, Asian, just hurt a black kid it is called racism. Im sick of theses people not knowing all of the story before they go and do shameful acts. Yes it is sad that it happens, but Brown was robbing someone before he got shot and was trying to get a gun from the police officer. Why don't people all around Chicago put a hands up shirt and walk around the southside of Chicago to protest on there own families. Someone knows these people doing the shooting but because they are family they don't and when they die, "they were always good kids, right"

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    Its not a shot at police in general. We know its a hard job and many do great work. We also know some have issue, like the ones playing "Sweet Home Alabama" at a protest last week.

  • William Carter Legacy Preservation Committee We want to restore mural in Carter Elem. School.

    In agreement with Juan: Regarding this country, a person is innocent until proven
    guilty, remembering even John Wayne Gacy had his day in court. Also it is tragic
    that so many Black men are shooting other young Black men with little respect
    for human life. The African-American community should be...

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    In agreement with Juan: Regarding this country, a person is innocent until proven
    guilty, remembering even John Wayne Gacy had his day in court. Also it is tragic
    that so many Black men are shooting other young Black men with little respect
    for human life. The African-American community should be outraged and vocal
    about putting an end to this madness as the gun violence continues. Only two
    days ago four teenagers were shot on 57th and Michigan which is on the same
    block as William Carter School, the youngest thirteen years old. That is why
    the William Carter Legacy Preservation Committee is working to have the mural
    inside the school restored since it was created by the late Dr. Margaret Burroughs,
    the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Carter School Students only to
    have it HARMed when the new principal had it whitewashed during the summer, 2000.

3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Safety

What plans are in place to make this city a safer place to live?

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    Typical comment by a Rahm supporter . Anything that doesn't go with their agenda is crackpot. Typical left wing cover.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    If you say so.

30 hours ago

Best Game in Town: Rats as a Political Issue?

Dec 16 - Today in Best Game in Town, the mayoral race gets a bit of the “I told you so” when it comes to a serious issue in Chicago - rats. Alderman Bob Fioretti is running for mayor and as alderman, he had been criticizing the Emanuel administration for not doing enough to curb the growing rat population in some Chicago neighborhoods. He even had ideas, according to a DNA Info article dated last March, Fioretti wanted the mayor...

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Dec 16 - Today in Best Game in Town, the mayoral race gets a bit of the “I told you so” when it comes to a serious issue in Chicago - rats. Alderman Bob Fioretti is running for mayor and as alderman, he had been criticizing the Emanuel administration for not doing enough to curb the growing rat population in some Chicago neighborhoods. He even had ideas, according to a DNA Info article dated last March, Fioretti wanted the mayor to implement a rat birth control method that was being tested in some other cities. Well, this week, the city is doing just that. On the line with us is Alderman Bob Fioretti, who is running to unseat incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Take a listen here:

https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/best-game-in-town-rats-as-a-political-issue?in=afternoonshiftwbez%2Fsets%2Fafternoon-shift-tuesday

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3 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Reputable Moving Companies

Good day! I'm ISO reputable moving companies for my move and figured you can provide some assistance. Thank you in advance!

45 hours ago

Chicago 5th Grader Collecting Toys For Disaster Victims, Homeless Children

Beasley Academic Center, 5255 S. State, Chicago.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

Studio Movie Grill, 210 W. 87th Street, Chicago.

NBC Chicago, 454 N. Columbus, Chicago.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Emanuel's Third Commercial Touts $13-an-hour Minimum Wage

A last minute appeal to the working folks!

Here's a portion of the article:

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuels-third-commercial-touts-13-hour-minimum-wage/mon-12152014-945am

Two weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded the City Council to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019 to help him shed the “Mayor 1%” label and undercut the progressive base of his strongest challengers.

Now, the mayor has made that historic vote a cornerstone of his latest television commercial.

The 30-second spot stars Sharita Wilson, an African-American, single mom in Hyde...

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A last minute appeal to the working folks!

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http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/emanuels-third-commercial-touts-13-hour-minimum-wage/mon-12152014-945am

Two weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded the City Council to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019 to help him shed the “Mayor 1%” label and undercut the progressive base of his strongest challengers.

Now, the mayor has made that historic vote a cornerstone of his latest television commercial.

The 30-second spot stars Sharita Wilson, an African-American, single mom in Hyde Park, who is struggling to raise her two kids on the $8.25-an-hour minimum wage.

Wilson talks about getting her paycheck, looking at the meager amount and saying to herself, “Oh my God. That’s not even gonna cover half of my bills.”

She bemoans having to worry every day and how “draining” it is trying to “live a normal life” with “so much on your back.”

Then, she talks about the City Council vote and the role the mayor played in it.

“$13 an hour, I could buy my kids Christmas gifts that they want,” Wilson is quoted as saying.

The ad closes with what Emanuel hopes will seal the deal with African-American voters who helped put him in office but abandoned him in droves after he closed a record, 50 Chicago Public Schools.

“Actions speak louder than words. And his actions show he wants to fight for us,” Wilson is quoted as saying.

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), a mayoral challenger, cast one of 44 votes in favor of the $13-an-hour minimum wage even though he wanted to go all the way to $15 an hour.

Fioretti’s campaign consultant Michael Kolenc turned the commercial's closing line against the mayor.

“Actions do speak louder than words, and the mayor's actions show he only has regard for struggling families during an election season,” Kolenc was quoted as saying in an emailed statement.

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Dec 10

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Dec 10

Updated 3 days ago

We NEED You: 3rd Ward & the Bob Fioretti for Chicago Mayor Campaign!!

Hi all! I am the 3rd ward captain for the Fioretti for Chicago campaign! THIS SATURDAY, December 13, we will be launching our efforts by Pounding the Pavement and meeting with registered voters within the ward, and WE NEED YOU TO JOIN US!

"Door knocking" and canvassing are A LOT of fun because it gives you a chance to meet new neighbors and share why you are supporting the Fioretti campaign. Details to come on where we will be meeting...

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Hi all! I am the 3rd ward captain for the Fioretti for Chicago campaign! THIS SATURDAY, December 13, we will be launching our efforts by Pounding the Pavement and meeting with registered voters within the ward, and WE NEED YOU TO JOIN US!

"Door knocking" and canvassing are A LOT of fun because it gives you a chance to meet new neighbors and share why you are supporting the Fioretti campaign. Details to come on where we will be meeting Saturday morning.

But if you are interested in joining us, please let me know. Coffee and donuts on me for those who come out! Chicago is ready for a change, and we need your help to make that change come true!

Get ready for Fioretti and let me know if you will be joining us on Saturday!!!

  • Erica in Bronzeville 12 yrs in Bronzeville; Ready for a Brighter Day

    thatblows1 thanks for inquiring. We had a small group of volunteers on Saturday, knocking on doors and getting the word out. We met with quite a few neighbors and provided them with donuts and coffee. We even got a few who are interested in volunteering and posting a sign in...

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    thatblows1 thanks for inquiring. We had a small group of volunteers on Saturday, knocking on doors and getting the word out. We met with quite a few neighbors and provided them with donuts and coffee. We even got a few who are interested in volunteering and posting a sign in their yard or window. So we're off to a good start, but yes we will continue to canvass every weekend (10 more weekends to go!) leading up to the election on Feb 24!!

    Anyone interested in joining our team, please send me a note here: http://chicago.everyblock.com/users/42111/contact/8d5b07/

    Hope to see you soon! #ReadyforFioretti #Bob2015 #Letsgo3rdward

  • Go Fioretti!!!

Dec 10

Updated 5 days ago

Bronzeville needs one Alderman

The dilution of our voice and power needs to end. We need for our unique problems and issues to have one representative.

  • Ray

    If you have to decide to between Bronzeville, Hyde Park(Univ. of Chicago), South Loop, where do you think we finish.

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    The new ward map decreases the number of wards to 2(3rd and 4th). It will take longer to get it down to 1 alderman.

    The South Loop goes from 2 wards to 4 wards :(.

Dec 09

Updated 6 days ago

FRESH Bronzeville Health & Wellness Campaign

THE BRONZEVILLE ALLIANCE is pleased to announce the launch of our new health and wellness campaign “FRESH Bronzeville.” We are taking action to build a better Bronzeville for families by improving access to healthy, affordable foods.

Please take a few minutes to visit and “Like” us on Facebook. We will update Facebook regularly with healthy holiday tips, healthy recipes, ways to get you and your family active, dates to our cooking demonstrations & events and much, much more!

https://www.facebook.com/FRESHbronzeville

  • snakedoctor bronzeville resident

    Once again the Alliance is leading the way for a healthier Bronzeville community. Keep up the good work!!!

  • Thank you! We have so much more coming to the Bronzeville community in the new year.

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Dec 09

Updated Dec 11

Wards 2, 3, 4: How Often Does Your Alderman Vote With Emanuel?

Is your alderman a rubber stamper who is inclined to vote with Mayor Emanuel all or most of the time??? Check out the following article and report to find out!

http://chicagoist.com/2014/12/09/new_report_analyzes_emanuels_rubber.php

  • Erica in Bronzeville 12 yrs in Bronzeville; Ready for a Brighter Day

    Here's each of the Bronzeville aldermen's % of votes with Mayor Emanuel from 2011-2014:

    Ward 4 - Will Burns: 91%
    Ward 3 - Pat Dowell - 88%
    Ward 2 - Bob Fioretti - 42%

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Austin says Emanuel needs to be 'less arrogant, more collaborative'

  • I'm not surprised at the percentage of votes (rubber stamp) votes.

Dec 11

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INSTALL 1 NEW ANTENNA ON AND EXISTING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LATTICE TOWER FOR THE CHICAGO POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT, OEMC, AND THE PUBLIC BUILDING COMMISSION AS PER PLANS. PREVIOUS PERMIT #100453310 SITE NAME: 5101 WENTWORTH

    5101 S. Wentworth Ave. Issued December 9, 2014 Comment

Dec 10

Should Winter Overnight Parking Ban be Scrapped? Aldermen Want to Study It

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141210/loop/should-winter-overnight-parking-ban-be-scrapped-aldermen-want-study-it

CITY HALL — After more than 30 years on the books, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) says it might be time to freeze the city's winter overnight parking ban.

The mayoral candidate introduced a resolution at Wednesday's City Council meeting calling for a hard look at the 34-year-old practice to see if it needs to be revised or even eliminated altogether.

Fioretti's resolution had four other signers including aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd), John Arena (45th),...

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CITY HALL — After more than 30 years on the books, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) says it might be time to freeze the city's winter overnight parking ban.

The mayoral candidate introduced a resolution at Wednesday's City Council meeting calling for a hard look at the 34-year-old practice to see if it needs to be revised or even eliminated altogether.

Fioretti's resolution had four other signers including aldermen Scott Waguespack (32nd), John Arena (45th), Nick Sposato (36th), Brendan Reilly (42nd) and Roderick Sawyer (6th).

Beginning every December 1st and continuing until April 1st, parking is prohibited on 107 miles of what the city considers "vital arterial streets" every early morning from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. — whether there's snow on the pavement or not.

Thousands of unwary motorists every winter end up at one of the city's auto pounds to pay the $150 in tow fees and a $20 per day storage fees to retrieve their vehicles, in addition to the $60 parking ticket for violating the ban. Historically, the city tows 8,000 to 9,000 vehicles every season, generating nearly $2 million in fees and fines for the city.

On December 1st, the first night of the ban this year, 239 vehicles were towed away.

The ban first began in 1980 as a solution to another possible snowfall of overwhelming proportions after the the historic blizzard of 1979, the fourth largest snowfall in city history.

Fioretti said he believes that advances in metrological technology have improved so much in the past 34 years that it's easier to have advanced warning when a major snowstorm is approaching.

In addition, technology in alerting people via smart phones and personal computers has made it easier to keep drivers informed.

"I think we can all understand from the 1979 snowstorm the need for the ban at the time," explained Fioretti.

Dec 09

Updated Dec 09

Perception is something you Learn, NOT Born with!!!

You SEE What OTHERS want you TO! see...

Dec 09

Really?!? Now "Help us get on the ballot" episodes 1E9999

That's all folks! Suby Duby! :))

Dec 09

It's Christmas time folks!

Please post something funny...
Really?!? Murderers?!?

Dec 09

just murders?!?

yeah...

Dec 08

Updated Dec 09

Wreaths of LUV

wreaths designed by LUV students,a mentoring entrepreneurship program fundraiser,22" fresh Fraser fir wreaths, decorated with pine cones,juniper and ornaments !! Let's support our young folk!! 716 E. 47th St,www.luvinstitute.org

  • Do you have to go pick it up or do they deliver the item? It's not clear on the web site. Looks like a good cause with a nicely finished product! I'll check them out for sure!:)

  • you can stop by and pick one or order on-line for pick up at the shop, they are also sold at Macy's on Dec 13 and 20 in the food court.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 09

Rahm's first reelection rally makes for a great story

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http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/12/06/rahms-first-reelection-rally-makes-for-a-great-story

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants voters to know the story of how he took office and began transforming Chicago from a decaying pit of corruption into a capital of opportunity that leaves no one behind, inspiring a rainbow coalition of children to come together and cheer—literally.
The narrative may gloss over a few facts, but Emanuel has been crafting it for four years now, and he retold it again when he officially launched his...

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http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/12/06/rahms-first-reelection-rally-makes-for-a-great-story

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants voters to know the story of how he took office and began transforming Chicago from a decaying pit of corruption into a capital of opportunity that leaves no one behind, inspiring a rainbow coalition of children to come together and cheer—literally.
The narrative may gloss over a few facts, but Emanuel has been crafting it for four years now, and he retold it again when he officially launched his reelection campaign on Saturday. He was surrounded onstage by kids of various hues who applauded and celebrated on cue.

"We are striving to make sure that everyone—and every neighborhood—is part of the city that works," the mayor proclaimed.

With no intended irony, the rally was held at a film production studio on the west side.

  • thanks for posting that Erica. One good thing about Rahm's 9 million dollar campaign is to let people know that there is an election coming up. The more turnout the better chance there will be of someone else getting elected.

Dec 09

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Dec 08

Updated Dec 09

Condo Property Management Referral

The Bronzeville Pointe Condo Association is seeking a full-service property management company for our 18-unit development. We are currently self-managed. Please share the contact information for highly qualified companies. Thanks!

Dec 08

UICC and UIC Can Bring It On Home with a Unified Bid

A joint bid with UICC and UChicago should be a forethought. As each university presents its three sites for the OPL bid, giving the Obamas a total of six sites to consider when this is suppose to be narrowed-down process. Then why not add another? A unified proposal for the one site that can stack up against the heritage of Harlem and the waterfront of Hawaii that is neutral, vacant, central, accessible and panoramic .... the Michael Reese site.
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A joint bid with UICC and UChicago should be a forethought. As each university presents its three sites for the OPL bid, giving the Obamas a total of six sites to consider when this is suppose to be narrowed-down process. Then why not add another? A unified proposal for the one site that can stack up against the heritage of Harlem and the waterfront of Hawaii that is neutral, vacant, central, accessible and panoramic .... the Michael Reese site.
Hawaii humbly acknowledged its interest in the option to have a internet connection with Uchicago. Even Columbia University has respectfully expressed to the White House that it would be happy to have at least some part the OPL as an option. [This just in today, UChicago announces multiple university collaboration for programming.]

Why haven't the two universities even considered the option of a unified bid? Is it just me, or is Chicago still so arrogant in taking it's chances that we will allow each University to maintain this all or nothing attitude? I get that the invitation is theirs. Maybe we forgot how it felt to be standing in shock at the Daley Center with our mouths wide open after the Olympic decision. People please! The universities aren't going to develop the OPL, private dollars pay for this trophy. Chicago Donors don't belong to universities.

With the upcoming plans for the future highspeed rail for Crossrailchicago.org, let's make the Michael Reese site the CrossTown Campus. Let's give both Universities a prime lakefront Institute on the Campus that connects to the OPL and effectively knocks this bid out of the ballpark so that we will "Bring It On Home".

Tune in tonight 12/8 at 8:00 pm at listen Live on WVON (1690 AM)
Dr. Carol Adams will highlight the Bring It On Home Campaign on the RhymeFest
Talk Program.

Dec 08

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