32 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Does your multi unit building recycle?

Apologies if this is old news but thought it was interesting site. If you want to report a multi unit building of five or more units that doesn't recycle (not for punitive reasons - just to help document the extent of the issue) this website is set up to do just that http://www.mybuildingdoesntrecycle.com/about

  • SBloom architect, dad and a half, 25 years north side

    Wow. I just checked out the MyBuildingDoesn'tRecycle website. Lots of multi-units in the hood that are not recycling. Thanks to those who submitted reports. Shame on those non-compliant building owners.

  • The year is 2015, but appearently the waste industry or the entire Country can not develop a machine that can sort trash? Or could it be that it is cheaper to have a bunch of people sort it for free and feel good for doing so?

4 hours ago

Math Enrichment program

My wife is an exceptional teacher. She has taught in CPS for 12 years, and has chosen to stay home to care for our 3 children. She has a track record of proven student growth - averaging 2 + grade levels growth in a single school year. She is a math expert for intermediate grades (2-5) and works well with struggling as well as gifted students. She comes highly recommended and is very familiar with the Common Core Math standards....

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My wife is an exceptional teacher. She has taught in CPS for 12 years, and has chosen to stay home to care for our 3 children. She has a track record of proven student growth - averaging 2 + grade levels growth in a single school year. She is a math expert for intermediate grades (2-5) and works well with struggling as well as gifted students. She comes highly recommended and is very familiar with the Common Core Math standards. Sessions cost $20 - $40/hr depending on location and number of students. Each session will be documented and you will receive a session summary as well as a plan for continued growth. She has been recognized for best practices, has served as a mentor teacher, and has been recognized for excellent instruction by the RELAY School of Education. Email her at melbacarpenter@gmail.com for more information and to schedule sessions.

10 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

helicopters

Anyone know why there are helicopters over the neighborhood Saturday?

34 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

It Is Gone

Yesterday they tore down the old Alley building to make way for a proposed 80 unit development. These images are where the iconic Alley mural once was.

I first went to The Alley as a 20 year old kid; unsure of herself but bound to become otherwise. I bought a $99 leather biker jacket that I think they were running a sale on so I could afford it. It was heavier than hell.

I still have that jacket; and every...

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Yesterday they tore down the old Alley building to make way for a proposed 80 unit development. These images are where the iconic Alley mural once was.

I first went to The Alley as a 20 year old kid; unsure of herself but bound to become otherwise. I bought a $99 leather biker jacket that I think they were running a sale on so I could afford it. It was heavier than hell.

I still have that jacket; and every button, scuff, and scratch on it represents the journey I took from there to here. It is a prized possession.

As my daughter navigates her road of discovery, I still go to The Alley to get her funky socks, leopard patterened shoes, and fingerless gloves (her favorite). I want her to know that she has room to be different, independent, and creative as she practices kindness, respect, and humility.

The mural being destroyed leaves me sad.

Do you have a fond memory of The Alley? Something that you look back on and smile?

  • jives vigilent resident x 20 yrs

    Yes, Happy news it's just the rear alley section that's demolished. I walked over to clark now to see and the main store is still there- my 5 yr old cant wait to go back ..she's " never seen so much cool stuff! "
    And she wanted to buy mom a present ...(passed on the phalo-pop)!

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I remember that mural as the gateway to a cool somewhat subversive space as a teenager.
    Now as a muralist in my 40's it just feels like a loss for something we have too much of already.
    Glad the Alley is still there in a downsize version though.

11 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

What's up with the helicopters in lakeview?

What's up with the three helicopters in lakeview?

11 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

4 copters hovering over E Lakeview 1/31/15

12:30pm -Looks like about Belmont &Sheffield?

Any info?

Jan 21

Updated 12 hours ago

"Do not carry your credit card on you"

With the recent stick-ups in Lakeview and Lincoln Park, a police rep said in a radio interview that women shouldn't carry their credit cards in their purse. I kept wondering, where should the credit cards be carried?
I carry my cards in my wallet, I can't imagine not being without my credit card in my purse. And I don't want to put my credit card info on my cell phone for a thief to take and waive at a cashier.

  • I agree with you, Teamharman. DFW does have terrible public trans. I used it maybe twice a year for special events.

    It's sad that I feel the need to take the 77 from Racine to Halsted because the greatness of the CTA is hampered by people who ride it to...

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    I agree with you, Teamharman. DFW does have terrible public trans. I used it maybe twice a year for special events.

    It's sad that I feel the need to take the 77 from Racine to Halsted because the greatness of the CTA is hampered by people who ride it to do harm. Also cautious from Wrigley to Belmont. I want to live in the city. No one forced this on me. Lucky to be able to work where I want. If I wanted the suburbs, I'd have stayed in Dallas.

    I feel a little safer on the west side of Lakeview though watch my surroundings there too.

    I should be able to carry whatever I want with me without fear of crime. I like big purses. I carry a lot of stuff when I can...want to be prepared. But I refrain to be less of a target. Such is life.

  • loraine t washington 5 yr. resident

    Enough said. Be safe.

30 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Leavitt/Byron

Fire?

  • Does anyone know if the school or church were impacted?

  • Fast Freddy Grace and Leavitt

    I saw the fire. It was what appeared a small electrical fire on the back of a building. It was mostly smoke, not to bad. No one was injured and they puttvit out quickly. There was a lot of action for about an hour.

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6 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Lost Black and White Cat *REWARD*

Lost cat in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago (Wayne & Waveland). He went missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. He is a year and a half old, neutered, and declawed on his front paws. He is a tuxedo (black on his face and back; white on his chin, neck, tummy, and feet). He is a large cat, approximately 14-15 pounds. He is loving and very friendly towards people. Please help us bring him home - reward offered!

22 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Stop signs are not optional.

I know this is a recurring theme here on EB, but come on folks. I've watched numerous kids and parents walking to/from school nearly get hit by people coasting through intersections by Bell. It's only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed.

  • Teamharman Back from the sunny south

    There's a certain expectation as a pedestrian that a vehicle will come to a stop at a stop sign. Rolling through a stop at 20+ MPH is not acceptable in any scenario. Period. Do some pedestrians walk without looking? Absolutely. But that is another conversation all together. When you are...

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    There's a certain expectation as a pedestrian that a vehicle will come to a stop at a stop sign. Rolling through a stop at 20+ MPH is not acceptable in any scenario. Period. Do some pedestrians walk without looking? Absolutely. But that is another conversation all together. When you are operating a vehicle (motor or otherwise) on a public way OBEY traffic rules. Period. If the intersection has a stop sign come to a complete stop. If the intersection is marked no right on red, don't turn until the light changes. If the speed limit is posted 30, drive 30 (or less). You're arriving at your destination a couple minutes earlier is NOT worth putting yourself or others in harms way.

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    Psst. New Troll Alert: JJdaprile

2 days ago

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  • 5 stars out of 5: Nal's on Yelp

30 hours ago

Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, 773-698-7389 or online.

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A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St., 312-943-8722 or online.

5 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Vehicle stolen 1/26/2015 3900 Block Of Oakley Ave.

Neighbors, be vigilant out there, my 2011 Ford Fiesta was stolen this morning, if anyone saw any suspicious activity last night or this morning (1/26/15) please post.

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2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Monthly parking spot needed please

Would anyone have or know of a monthly parking space for under $140 per month between Grace(3800N)-Montrose(4400N) and the Lake to Graceland Cemetery?My nephew is starting his lease in the 800 block of Cuyler next week. Posting here because I can't seem to get the Buena Park neighborhood to come up for posting. Thanks so much.

Helen

  • Teamharman Back from the sunny south

    Try the garage at Halsted Flats. It's just south of Grace on Halsted.

  • Try calling Scotland Yards, they have a lot at the corner of broadway and buena ave. you do have to call multiple times as they have weird hours and they take a bit to call back sometimes. There's also a parking garage at the apt building at the corner of buena and hazel, I believe they are called Buena Shores. Another place is the parking lot on Clarendon and south of buena ave, I believe they offer monthly parking as well.

4 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Christmas Tree Disposal

Do you know the proper way to throw out a real Christmas tree? Can it be put in an alley next to the garbage/recycling cans?

My neighbor asked me this question and I'm curious what the answer is.

  • RT Here

    It's a shame to see all these folks still dumping trees in the alley.

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    I live in the Dakota building and we had 5 trees thrown in the alley. They sat there for weeks. If you are gonna buy a tree be responsible and know how to dispose of it properly.

45 hours ago

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

This Just Burns Me!!

Last week I went to the 44th Ward alderman "meet and greet." All three candidates had 15 minutes to speak, and all answered the same 5 questions. Tom Tunney kept repeating "crime is down, crime is down" so often I thought his mantra would cause him to levitate, then I saw this article and I'm just enraged!

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2015/01/a-matter-of-trust-police-department.html

I know a lot of the crime happens later when victims have had too many cocktails, but do you feel safe walking home from a neighborhood dinner? I'm begining not too.

  • I'm less concerned about whether residents FEEL safe (which can be driven by headlines and TV stories), and more about whether residents ARE safe (which is driven by good statistics).

    I am indeed concerned by stories suggesting that the data may be bad, whether by making it harder to file...

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    I'm less concerned about whether residents FEEL safe (which can be driven by headlines and TV stories), and more about whether residents ARE safe (which is driven by good statistics).

    I am indeed concerned by stories suggesting that the data may be bad, whether by making it harder to file (on-line is good though), or reclassifying reports. In any event, I don't think that risk has changed between 2013 and 2014, and across that time period, Lakeview crime IS down 20%. Yes, it needs to go down further, but it's moving in the right direction, and we are getting more police on the streets, slowly but surely.

    More police costs money -- who got their property tax bill today? Want to pay even MORE? I didn't think so.

    The sky is not falling.

  • Lynn Olejniczak Life-long Chicagoan, who loves her city.

    I'm sorry, but that is just absurd. You aren't concerned if Lakeview residents "feel" safe? Why? Because it isn't a number that can be manipulated or played with?

    A loss of 4 police officers in December does not equate to more police on the streets no matter how many times...

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    I'm sorry, but that is just absurd. You aren't concerned if Lakeview residents "feel" safe? Why? Because it isn't a number that can be manipulated or played with?

    A loss of 4 police officers in December does not equate to more police on the streets no matter how many times you or Tunney tap your heels together and repeat "crime is down, crime is down."

    As far as your property tax statement goes, it is just so far beneath the original discussion here that the only fitting response would be, "I know you are but what am I."
    Pure nonsense.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Public Hearing on Monday, March 9 for Rise and Galleria Liquors Mixed-Use Redevelopment

A public hearing has been scheduled for the proposed mixed-use transit oriented development for 3401-09 N. Southport Avenue on Monday, March 9 at 7:00 PM at Mystic Celt.

The following is now known:
A 4-story building with retail on the first floor
33 apartments with starting rent at $1,500
6 parking spaces with one being a handicapped spot

The project will be presented by the developer to all that attend the West Lakeview Neighbors meeting. See the renderings here:

http://southportcorridorchicago.blogspot.com/2015/01/public-hearing-march-9-2015-for.html

  • RubyRed Dancer, Drummer, Cyclist

    jjkenyon, Yes, it's true, there are other residential developments along the tracks, but you sure as hell won't catch me ponying up $1,500 per month for that kind of noise pollution. The "benefit" of living on the same block as Gap an Athleta isn't really that much a draw either in my opinion.

  • RubyRed, you probably didn't look at the developer's plans and elevations, the north wall facing the tracks is solid block, no windows except for a single column, which is probably a stairwell.

    A double block wall will suppress nearly all the train noise.

2 days ago

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Fri 1/30 Sun-Times Editorial Board Mayoral Debate-LIVE at 10:30am

The Fri 1/30 Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board Mayoral Candidate Debate/questioning
will be streaming LIVE, starting at 10:30am on the Sun-times web site: chicago.suntimes.com
It should be posted on the Internet for later viewing as well.
This debate/questioning will be used for a future Mayoral Candidate endorsement for the 2/24 municipal election.

Oct 04 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Aldermanic Absenteeism

Shortly after being elected, Pawar clarified that he does not provide city services and went on to state that he is a “legislator”. (1) City Council meetings are very important for any legislator, but just as important are committee meetings, where legislation is crafted, debated, amended, discussed and presented to the public.

A recent study conducted by, Chicago Tonight, indicates that Pawar rarely attends committee meetings that he is assigned to, with an attendance rate of 20%. (2) Being a...

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Shortly after being elected, Pawar clarified that he does not provide city services and went on to state that he is a “legislator”. (1) City Council meetings are very important for any legislator, but just as important are committee meetings, where legislation is crafted, debated, amended, discussed and presented to the public.

A recent study conducted by, Chicago Tonight, indicates that Pawar rarely attends committee meetings that he is assigned to, with an attendance rate of 20%. (2) Being a self proclaimed legislator, Pawar knows, or should know, how important attendance at these meetings really is. Instead, when questioned about his chronic absenteeism, Pawar said that he is busy providing constituent services (2), even though he previously described the belief that alderman provide services as a “myth” (1). Other aldermen provide constituent services, all the while, still attending committee meetings.

In May of this year, Pawar was quoted as saying: It’s still a 16 hour day. I’ll be up at 5:30 or 6am, go for a run, then have some breakfast and go to work at Northwestern. After work, I’ll meet with constituents, elected officials, community groups.” (see the below posted images of “Longshot Alderman not shying away from City’s problems” from Inside Booster, authored by Pat Butler dated May 9, 2012)

So, the alderman does not provide services because he is a legislator. When asked why he is not fulfilling his duties as a legislator, he is busy providing services and has put legislating on the back burner. Maybe the real reason for the degradation of services and the abhorrent attendance record is the fact that the alderman is too busy working at Northwestern.

(1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQk3lG0HDQA (1:22 marker)
(2) http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/10/03/exclusive-absentee-aldermen

  • This seems to be the modus operandi of the Fielder campaign/supporters. They've trolled every old Everyblock thread having to do anything with Pawar or the ward and have re-opened them with fresh "commentary".

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    J A B A, Cynical Politico,

    You were not home at your other thread, I kept knocking on the door. JF

Dec 04

Updated 2 days ago

Michael Diversey's Closed?!

Darnit. I noticed the restaurant closed. I'm a bit surprised as it was always pretty busy. Anyone know if something new is going in? I hope so. I don't like the empty spaces on Diversey right now.

  • @ Bob - except you're wrong. The American way of work hard, buy a house, live a decent life no longer exists and hasn't existed for years. Wages are stagnant. The middle class is in sharp decline. Even immigrants, especially the Chinese, are moving back to China for better opportunities....

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    @ Bob - except you're wrong. The American way of work hard, buy a house, live a decent life no longer exists and hasn't existed for years. Wages are stagnant. The middle class is in sharp decline. Even immigrants, especially the Chinese, are moving back to China for better opportunities. The educated classes of other countries are not moving to America. They have it better in their home countries.

    @ Li - about the only solution to your/my problem of which I know is to find a man dumb and desperate enough to marry me. It's rough out there for singletons, especially economically.

  • d3 NOH

    yes but only after coming to Northwestern for 4 or 8 years for a top notch education

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

1142 W Irving Park Speed Camera

Is anyone else receiving suspicious tickets from this camera? I've not gotten 3 tickets from this camera over the span of 3 months. Let me tell you, I never speed through there. I always double check my speedometer before crossing onto the block that the cemetary is on. On top of that, It's almost impossible to be doing 11 over the speed limit through there on the way home from work during rush hour.

  • I believe in this location the camera is only on the north side

  • CJL ...

    "the camera is only on the north side"

    Yes, but the POV is such that it will get you if you are speeding eastbound, too.

2 days ago

A Curtis Mayfield tribute, an African-American 'Godot' and more

...undercurrents and how we avoid addressing them. Through Feb. 28. $15-$23. Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 West Berenice Ave., 773-698-7389

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...of those ideas to town for a weekend. Jan. 29-31. $20. Up Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave., 3rd floor 312-662-4562

...The Story of Curtis Mayfield." Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. $20-$50. The Promontory, 5311 South Lake Park Ave. West, 312-801-2100

...of clips and discussion. Jan. 31, 9 a.m. $150. WFMT-FM/98.7 Studios, 5400 N. St. Louis Ave.

...new piece by Ray Mercer. Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. $ 27-$67. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress Pkwy., 800-982-2787

...feels specific and of the moment as well. Through Feb. 15. $45-$65. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-753-4472

...the performances in late February and March. Through March 14. $34-$244. Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 312-827-5600

...the end I felt churlish in my objections. Through Feb. 22. $25-$81. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., 312-443-3800

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

New Restaurant?

I just walked by the Town Hall apartments on Halsted and Addison and noticed what appears to be a new restaurant getting ready to open up in one of the retail spots for that building. Does anyone know if this is actually a new restaurant and if so what the scoop on it is, or is it perhaps some facility that is there for the tenants of the building? It seems to look like to me it may be a restaurant because it also has bar seating and the decor of the place as well.

  • Gregory Morrow Employee at Center On Halsted

    Hi! That facility is part of the Center on Halsted's new Senior Center complex. That space will be used to serve senior lunches or for other senior events. The lunch program is administered as part of the City of Chicago's Golden Diner senior lunch program. The old police station itself will soon be open as part of the Senior Center, it's going to be very nice!

  • Gregory Morrow Employee at Center On Halsted

    Addenda: the Senior Lunch program at Town Hall is not just for building residents, it is for all neighborhood seniors 60 and up. There is another Senior Lunch served at the Presbyterian church down the street, at Addison and Broadway.

3 days ago

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Jan 12

Updated 3 days ago

Snow Removal Rec

We're looking for a snow removal service in Northcenter and would prefer to use a small, independent business. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Ravens Yes.I can fix that.

    Wishcraft you did nothing wrong in my opinion. I've only been a member of everyblock for a few days & I see calls to " mute " various members. And people appointing them selves ministers of spam & ministers of muting. I thought this was supposed to be fun & informative. My initial comment was meant in jest.

  • The Wishcraft Workshop Growing artists of character + curiosity.

    Understood. Thanks for clarifying.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Looking for responsible and attentive accountant

My husband and I are looking for a responsible and attentive accountant in Chicago. We are willing to see someone around Lakeview, Lakeview Roscoe Village as well as the Loop if we found an accountant that we like. My husband owns his own small business so we need someone who understands those issues. We also need some assistance with doing taxes with a trust fund. Thank you for your help!

  • Holly 15 year East Lakeview Resident.

    Been using Nick for over 10 years.

    Nick Kolligris,CPA
    AK Tax Service
    Lakeview
    652 W. Cornelia
    Chicago IL 60657
    773 281-0717
    773 281-0727 fax

  • My husband and I own two small businesses and have trusts as well. We have been using Michael and Nancy Dschida of NMD and Co. For 15+ years. They are a super responsive, reasonable and extremely knowledgeable team who are located nearby. They can be reached at 312 640-5904 or michael@nmd-company.com.

  • Thanks for all of the tips!

4 days ago

Construction Begins: Uptown Landmark, Lawrence House for Flats Chicago is Underway

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4 days ago

Here's What's Happening in the Chicago Culture Scene This Week

January 29: Red Bud, a cringeworthy dramedy about a group of 40-somethings trying to salvage their friendship on a motocross getaway. Signal Ensemble Theatre (1802 W. Berenice).

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Open Now: Three Routines, the first-ever museum survey of American photographer John Gossage. Art Institute (111 S. Michigan).

January 29: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, the Other Theatre Company’s first show, which focuses on the 1992 LA race riots. Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division).

January 29: Fur Elites, a parlor musical about a boy surrounded by nutters in the fur shop where he works. Annoyance Theatre & Bar (851 W. Belmont).

January 30: Barely Committed to Three Dimensions, abstract paintings by Rebecca Shore. Corbett vs. Dempsey (1120 N. Ashland, 3rd Floor).

January 30: Morland, Matt Beard’s penned-in-24-hours play about a wife and her husband’s mistress who bond over mutual hatred of their shared lover. Public House Theatre (3914 N. Clark).

January 30: Life and Land Series #2, a photography show by fiction writer and essayist Michał Paweł Markowski. Dreambox Gallery (2415 W. North).

January 31: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich, Sandro Miller’s supremely weird photography exhibit that places John Malkovich in all manner of iconic photographs. Catherine Edelman Gallery (300 W. Superior).

January 31: Drawings II, featuring contemporary and self-taught work by Carroll Dunham, Nicolas Africano, Thomas Nozkowski, Ed Paschke, Kiki Smith, and many, many more. Russell Bowman Art Advisory (311 W. Superior).

4 days ago

32nd Ward Aldermanic Forum

South Lakeview Neighbors is holding an aldermanic forum for the two candidates in the 32nd ward. Here are the details:

http://slneighbors.org/2015/01/26/32nd-ward-aldermanic-forum-feb-10/

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lincoln Ave Street Lights on 24/7

Lincoln Ave street lights between Montrose and Berteau not shutting off. They've be in this mode all month. Is this a 311 issue or does someone out there have a quicker way of addressing the problem?

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Jan 20

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  • KTL

    The thumbs up and thumbs down are partisan opinion and no doubt this is a teacher's union website. Totally useless unless you are a public union supporter, which I am not. This actually makes me like Tunney.

  • The facts there are probably accurate, on how they voted, but as KTL notes, the thumbs up/down is whether "Grassroots Illinois Action" (whomever they are) think it was a good vote. They're against charter schools, yet clearly, charter schools markedly outperform traditional schools by any measure (except "preservation of highly-paid union jobs for bad teachers", maybe).

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