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Time to start the debate!

I am checking the STATISTICAL end of the Governors race 2014-
Rauner 68% white men-56% white women
Quinn 93% Black Vote
Interesting fact??? Only 16% of eligible Blacks ACTUALLY VOTED in this race! Could the Associated Press be WRONG? Did the Civil Rights marches back in the THE DAY mean anything TODAY?

  • Spoken Word Academy Arts organization

    In my opinion, focus on the color of the voters, instead of the content of the candidate elected is counterproductive. The "Black vote" or lack thereof was not solely responsible for this election's outcome. That responsibility is shared by the Rauner supporters who went to the polls and the "rainbow coalition" of eligible voters who did not vote.

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    Thanks for your comment Spoken Word Academy. But I believe you missed my point. The peaceful protests, the stand so many took, and the lives of so many lost during the civil rights movement for African Americans to have the right to vote- and only 16% took this hard fought privilege seriously enough to vote on November 4th.

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Woman killed, 2 others injured in South Side shooting

An earlier shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at about 12:30 p.m. left a 23-year-old man dead on the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue. Three others were injured.

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The shooting happened at 6:26 p.m. on the 6800 block of South Loomis Street, said Chicago Police spokesman, Officer Thomas Sweeney.

Most recently, a man was shot in West Ridge on the far North Side Wednesday evening. The man, whose age was not immediately available, was shot repeatedly about 9:20 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Pratt Boulevard, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

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Fatal shooting in Humboldt Park

Three of the men shot Wednesday were in a white car that appeared to have been sprayed with automatic weapon fire just before 12:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue, just south of Chicago Avenue. The fourth man was standing on the street at the time.

He was identified as Tyris Ferguson of the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police said Wednesday's shooting was similar to a Saturday homicide that left 22-year-old Anthony Jackson dead in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue. In that shooting, someone sprayed Jackson's car with gunfire, police said. He lost control of the car and hit several parked vehicles.

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The shooting happened at 9:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of South King Drive. The teen, who was on the street, felt pain and discovered he was shot, police said.

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Woman killed, at least three others wounded in shootings

An earlier shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood at about 12:30 p.m. left a 23-year-old man dead on the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue. Three others were injured.

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The shooting happened at 6:26 p.m. on the 6800 block of South Loomis Street, said Chicago Police spokesman, Officer Thomas Sweeney.

Most recently, a man was shot in West Ridge on the far North Side Wednesday evening. The man, whose age was not immediately available, was shot repeatedly about 9:20 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Pratt Boulevard, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

Nov 15

Updated 3 days ago

Still No "Serious" Contenders for 28th Ward Alderman?

It's getting close and I'm still waiting to see if anyone is seriously going to throw their hat in the ring to run against Alderman Jason Ervin? It looks as though he's an easy shoe-in at this time.

I don't think I can take another 4 years looking at the filth, trash and living in the city's most under served ward. So many of the residents work so hard to keep their properties looking nice, when the city/ward sits back and does absolutely nothing to support the "do-gooders."

Please give me some good news someone!

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I do challenge those numbers. I don't trust them.

    For one, the black population in Chicago/Illinois has shrunk even lower since the last election. Second, many blacks left the Governor entry unchecked on the ballot. Which means that was one less vote for Pat Quinn that wasn't recorded. And last,...

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    I do challenge those numbers. I don't trust them.

    For one, the black population in Chicago/Illinois has shrunk even lower since the last election. Second, many blacks left the Governor entry unchecked on the ballot. Which means that was one less vote for Pat Quinn that wasn't recorded. And last, a lot of blacks pulled the lever for Rauner in secrecy to avoid being chastised by other blacks, family members, friends or die-hard Democrats. Gov. Pat Quinn was no different than Danny Davis or some of your other Democratic good ole' boy politicians. He did squat for anyone living in the State of Illinois.

    I don't trust the numbers. I think more blacks voted republican than what's being reported.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Newspaper count said that west siders voted 90% for the Democratic party.

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The Koyal Group Info Mag på Utrymmet kan göra Astronauter Infertila

Space flight kan göra astronauter infertila, forskare fruktar, och kunde hindra planer för långsiktigt uppdrag till Mars.

Djurförsök har visat att både manliga och kvinnliga fortplantningsorgan påverkas av tyngdlöshet.

Det är också troligt att utrymme strålning är skadlig äggstockarna av kvinnliga astronauter och spermieproduktionen av män.

Nov 06

Updated 4 days ago

Chicago Trib article about elections

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-governor-rauner-edit-1106-20141105-story.html

Saw this article. What does it mean for us in EGP or Chicago underserved neighborhoods? Anybody got any ideas?

It appears that Chicago is a Democratic stronghold that goes against the trend of the nation.

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Mayor is asking for IDEAS

http://www.chideas.org/supporting-our-small-businesses?utm_source=CHIdeas+-+Expo+Feedback&utm_campaign=CHIdeas&utm_medium=email

chideas.org

The mayor sent out emails requesting ideas from US.
There is an idea page for residents and one for small business.

If you have a few minutes, take a peek, contribute if you can.

5 days ago

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Garbage dump

Some went down my alley overnight and dumped a ton of construction garbage, such as concrete and some wood, and tons of nails, as well as some Mexican prayer candles. Extremely sick of this kind of vandalism. Cannot wait to get video installed on my garage! So much debris was dumped in front of my neighbor's garage, he had to shovel it out of his way to get out of his garage. In the past the city has actually ticketed neighbors who scoop up the debris and put it in their cans. I did make a 311 call, so hopefully no one will get tickets this time around. Disgusted!

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    Hello Tracy,

    I feel the anger, this is one of the reason I clean up the area where I live. I have a super idea to put the youth and community to work on fly dumping.

    These dumpers are bold. Once, we finished cleaning up the alleys from Kedzie to Albany at 12:00 noon; dumpers came while we were finishing our work. No license plates were on their truck. Shortly, after confronting them, I had two slash tires, but no fear!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Patricia, PLEASE take a different position than citizens have to clean up their own neighborhoods.

    Teach the kids to use their celphones or cameras to take photos of the fly dumpers and report them to the DOE. There is a $100 reward for convictions! This teaches them to get justice...not...

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    Patricia, PLEASE take a different position than citizens have to clean up their own neighborhoods.

    Teach the kids to use their celphones or cameras to take photos of the fly dumpers and report them to the DOE. There is a $100 reward for convictions! This teaches them to get justice...not be a janitor.

    Neighborhood people need to learn STEPS to solve problems permanently; not just deal with problems that exist for decades. We shouldn't have to live in neighborhoods full of garbage. Kyle.smith@cityofchicago.org can help you. CharlesL.Williams@cityofchicago.org can help you. Both responded quickly to Tracy.

    We had 2 fly dumpers convicted. Their fines were $2500. They never came back again.The important part is THEY NEVER CAME BACK AGAIN

    We had garbage strewn all over alleys. Kyle & Charles took care of it and it is greatly improved.

    We had 150 truckloads of fly dumped wood chips and Kyle and Charles took care of that.

    .What does this mean? It means the neighborhood looks nicer. It means neighbors didn't do the job CITY EMPLOYEES are paid to do that did not do! (or vendors paid to do work they didn't do!)

    The whole idea is to bring efficiency and SPEED in solving our neighborhood problems. Everything can be done quickly and permanently (once and for all). That is what we should be after.

    Clean and green activities are shifting the burden of keeping neighborhoods clean to citizens who PAY TAXES to have government workers do work. That is nonsense/insane. Why pay taxes and then sit in garbage? It isn't supposed to be like that and those are the protests citizens need to do.

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    Ms. Makris is asking for $184.49:
    My students need math manipulatives, markers, and letter stamps.
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Looking for Pollinators?

I am establishing 3 Bee Colonies on my property this coming spring and wanted to see if anyone that maintained a suitable site would be interested in having some bees on their property.

I would provide a suitable habitat and a colony (when available) in exchange for the product from the bees. If you only have vegetable garden, some area with flowers would be needed to keep them happy. I would be happy to help you establish that area.

These would be docile/domestic bees that pose very little risk to humans unless you do something to irritate them.

If you have any vegetables, fruit trees, etc. I would be highly interested in speaking with you!

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The Koyal Group Info Mag X-37B hemliga utrymme planets uppdrag

"Hemliga utrymme planet" är en fras som sidles bekvämt tillsammans med "undersea lair" och "diamond laser" som en uppenbar uppfinning filmer spion och science fiction. Men som båda dessa saker, hemliga utrymme plan finns.

Utöver faktumet att deras existens, men den amerikanska militären håller tyst om dess par plan – och säger ännu mindre om vad man gjorde för två år i omloppsbana innan landning i Kalifornien förra veckan.

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    I'm not sure if anyone can read this Samantha? :)

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27th (2nd), and 28th Ward Alderman Elections

Vote for the BEST QUALIFIED! Not by race! TO MY BLACK COMMUNITY RESIDENTS- Vote intentionally and on purpose BY CHARACTER and INTEGRITY. Don't be bamboozled by voting solely on the ethnic make-up of the candidates. I'm black, and I'm proud and don't vote by race and name recognition ALONE! This is NOT voting!

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RESIDENTIAL PROJECT - EXISTING 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING - REPAIR FLOOR/CELLING JOISTS/SUBFLOOR - SOUTH EAST ELEVATION & INSTALL EMERGENCY LIGHT SYSTEM IN ALL STAIRWAYS CORRIDORS AND COMMON AREAS - INSTALL NON COMBUSTIBLE PADS UNDER ALL FURNACES - PERMIT TO COVER 515-17 N RIDGEWAY, CHICAGO

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    120 / 240V 3 WIRE 2 METERS 1 PUBLIC 100 AMP SERVICE CORRECT VIOLATIONS

    522 N. Monticello Ave. Issued November 6, 2014 Comment

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