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Cermak Grocer on Ridge

Oh, to the contrary.............enjoy heat when I shop for groceries...........and I like to be offered fruits and vegetables without pesticides....., Marianos,Whole Foods, Jewel and Trader Joes, all offer organic produce. Furthermore, it doesn't really matter what I think because the place is packed! As to the exterior color...........I think it's a shame, that the people in the neighborhood were not allowed to voice their opinions on this matter ...

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Notary Needed

The incumbent is trying to silence our voice and stifle democracy by challenging the petitions I submitted. To remain on the ballot I must defend 40 signatures through notarized affidavits. Unfortunately this will require some door to door work but can be done within a few hours. While I hope to find someone willing to donate their time, I am willing to pay per signature. Because I know the addresses and names already the work will be targeted and easy! Please let me know if anyone is interested or if you have leads! Thank you!

6 days ago

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Support Bina's restaurant!

Hello all,

We have a new restaurant on Lunt right by Indian Boundary Park. It's eastern Mediterranean cuisine and absolutely delicious. The owners are a hardworking family, I believe from Macedonia, and their new business deserves new patrons. I especially recommend the cevapi and Balkan salad. Enjoy!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Just west of western, south side of the street, across from Red Door

  • I've been to Bina's a couple of times for coffee - but they have automatic artificial air freshener spray dispensers on the walls, and I can't stand those; especially in a place where I want to smell my food, not the spray.

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Updated 41 hours ago

Decisions on 50th Ward Aldermanic Petitions by Board of Elections

Zehra Quadri has overcome the objections to her petitions and is now a candidate for alderman.

Jonathan Porter has withdrawn his objections to Fuji's petitions. Zehra's challenge to Fuji has been heard and a recommendation is pending.

Hearings continue on the remaining three challenges: Zehra v Shajan Kuriakose, Zehra v Peter Sifnotis, and Maureen Roche v Sifnotis. All are scheduled for 12/23.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Thank you for the update. These challenges are a ridiculous waste of money

  • I agree. Thousands of hours have been spent checking signatures at staggering cost. This works for some candidates, since narrowing the field also narrows the discussion. The only candidates left standing are the candidates with money. Signatures are limited to ward residents, but money isn't. A look at the alderman's...

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    I agree. Thousands of hours have been spent checking signatures at staggering cost. This works for some candidates, since narrowing the field also narrows the discussion. The only candidates left standing are the candidates with money. Signatures are limited to ward residents, but money isn't. A look at the alderman's donors reveals out of state contributions as well as tens of thousands of dollars from the mayor, the unions, the realtors, etc. The in-kind donations are also instructive: polling, staff salaries, direct mailings, etc. For a candidate to have $145,000 on hand a the end of September--before the heavy donations start pouring in--shows how important it is to entrenched interests to keep incumbents happy and in power. It also shows why it's so hard to elect good candidates with fresh ideas.

    Donations to all the candidates can be found on the Web site for the Illinois State Board of Elections (this is a direct link to the alderman's report):
    http://www.elections.state.il.us/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByCandidates.aspx?ddlCanSearchOrderBy=Last%20or%20Only%20Name%20-%20A%20to%20Z&txtCanLastName=silverstein&txtCanFirstName=debra

  • Note also that the alderman's total receipts are almost $500,000. It's just obscene for a local politician to raise that kind of money.

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Dec 06

Updated 2 days ago

christmas string lights recycling

Anybody know where you can recycle christmas lights? I have searched on line and there are recycling places in the burbs, but Chicago does not appear to be in the "network" of burbs that allow cross border recycling. Definitely not a blue bin recyclable.

  • JCV My head hurts.

    Doh! Sorry, I missed that! Posted the link I remembered from November. Must have been a November-only promo, though I do think they do it at the beginning of each season as I remember a similar program last year.

  • jolet Saug, Budlong Woods

    Edgebrook Ace Hardware has taken them each year, I am assuming they will again this year.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hearings Scheduled on 50th Ward Nominating Petition Challenges, Part II

Record examinations are still scheduled for three of four challengers for 50th ward alderman: Shajan Kuriakose, Zehra Quadri, and Peter Sifnotis. A post-examination recommendation is pending in Quadri's challenge to Fuji, and a Board recommendation is also pending in Jonathan Porter's objection to Fuji. A Board decision is pending for Porter's challenge to Quadri. According to one Board document, hearings for 50th ward candidates are not scheduled until Dec. 23, which suggests there won't be any final rulings until after the holidays.
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

Today's schedule, however, shows two hearings for Sifnotis.
http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/RecordExamNotice.pdf

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

    How to win an election before Chicago's municipal election on Feb. 24, 2015.

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6 days ago

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Seating Pod on Devon Avenue

This seating pod is at the northeast corner at 2900 West Devon. Is this the "street furniture" that's part of the new streetscape?

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5 days ago

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Are You a Historic Bungalow Enthusiast?

If so, check out the new products offered by Chicago Historic Bungalow Association

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BungalowStuff

  • Love historic Chicago bungalows, thanks for posting the link.

  • The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems...

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    The Association offers classes during the year on maintaining and restoring bungalows. I took a window repair class and was amazed to learn that it's better to preserve than replace the window frames that came with your bungalow because newer wood can never match them for strength and resilience. Seems the original framing likely came from trees more than one hundred years old that grew in an environment that will never exist again--free from modern pollutants, chemicals, etc. I live in a two-flat that's about 90 years old, but the information applied to us, too. It's a great organization.

  • JR West Ridge Neighbor Since 2003 Resident of West Ridge since 2003

    I wish more people appreciated all of the great architecture in our neighborhood. It's sad to see so many interesting buildings in disrepair. Fortunately, there are some people who do understand the importance of retaining the history of the area and its architecture.

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Dec 14

Updated 6 days ago

Incident in 2100 block W Devon late Sat Afternoon

Does anyone know exactly what went down on Devon, at Devon & Hamilton, on Sat afternoon Dec 13? I ask because I came round the corner on my way to Target,to see the storefronts on Devon surrounded by crime tape, and several police officers on the scene. They said that they were not at liberty to discuss it, but that no one had been injured. Does anyone on this board know anything about it?

  • Someone left a grenade behind. It was not live but the police had to wait for the bomb sq to make that determination

  • A grenade, wow. Even if it wasn't live.

    It was about 4 pm or thereabouts.

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Dec 11

1 questioned after fatal stabbing in West Rogers Park

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chicagocrimechi-20141211-story.html
A 40-year-old man was fatally stabbed during a fight Thursday morning in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, and a "person of interest" is being questioned, police said.

It happened about 6 a.m. in the 2200 block of West Farwell Avenue, police spokeswoman Bari Lemmon said.

The man was pronounced dead at 6:35 a.m. on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

No charges have been filed.

Dec 11

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Dec 08

Updated Dec 10

Become a Team Fioretti 50th Ward Captain!

Ward captains serve as Team Fioretti’s public face in their communities. Captains are local people excited about turning grassroots efforts into a victory for Bob Fioretti and in turn a victory for Chicago! This volunteer position establishes a direct link between the campaign and voters in their neighborhoods.

Team Fioretti believes in community. A good ward captain understands the character and demographics of his or her ward. The primary goal is to raise Bob Fioretti’s name recognition, nurture potential voters,...

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Ward captains serve as Team Fioretti’s public face in their communities. Captains are local people excited about turning grassroots efforts into a victory for Bob Fioretti and in turn a victory for Chicago! This volunteer position establishes a direct link between the campaign and voters in their neighborhoods.

Team Fioretti believes in community. A good ward captain understands the character and demographics of his or her ward. The primary goal is to raise Bob Fioretti’s name recognition, nurture potential voters, and ensure voter turnout for Bob!

Build your Ward Team

-Cultivate and expand a network of enthusiastic volunteers: By contacting your neighbors, your job will be encouraging voters to get involved with campaign activities in your area. As a neighbor you will be in the best position to have quality conversations with the voters in your precinct.
-Volunteer recruitment: As a Ward Captain you're going to put together your ward team by recruiting through your own personal network, neighborhood clubs, and organizations.

Plan at least one outreach activity per week

-Door-to-door canvassing: With your team, walk targeted households within your ward to have conversations about important issues affecting the communities and inform neighbors about how Bob plans to address them. Further, you will distribute literature and gather data on what voters are thinking.
-Phone Banking: Get together with your team at a central location to initiate phone conversations with neighbors.
-Host meet and greets and other visibility events: As your team builds up, your role will be to coordinate meet and greets where neighbors can interact with Bob.

You will be working with a Regional Field Organizer in your area and will be provided all tools and training to effectively perform this volunteer role.

Fill out the form to express your interest: http://goo.gl/SNB2gv

Ahmed Khan
Deputy Field Director
Fioretti for Mayor of Chicago
www.bobfioretti.com

  • Ahmed Khan 50th Ward Resident

    It is a volunteer position. The details may make it seem like a full time job, but the details were given to provide a 360 degree understanding of the role. Usual commitment is few hours a week, just with a specific focus, and each ward will have multiple captains ideally.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    More people involved in the election process the better for our democracy.

Dec 05

Updated Dec 10

Happy Hanukah!

From my family to your family.

To all my friends & neighbors in our 50th Ward, have a wonderful Festival of Lights!
Happy Hanukah!

A special greeting to my fellow 50th Ward Candidates Debra, Zehra, Peter & Shajan, have a wonderful & Happy Hanukah!

The Festival of Lights (Hanukah) starts this Monday, 7th of December and will last until Monday, 14th of December.

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Oy to the vey--can we leave politics out of it for once?

    Yup, first candle’s the 16th. And there are Jews in the 40th, 46th, 48th and 49th Wards too--so let’s extend the Hanukkah wishes (whether in English, Hebrew, Yiddish or Ladino) to all of RP/W.Ridge/Edgewater/Uptown (and our neighbors in Lincolnwood, Evanston, Skokie & Niles as well)!

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Oy to the Veh ... That's really a cool term.

Dec 07

Updated Dec 10

50th Ward Ckecklist

50th Ward Checklist By Fuji & Friends.

To all my fellow 50th Ward Candidates Peter, Shajan, Debra & Zehra: Lets work together to get the job done. I personally invite all of you to join me online at EveryBlock.com and publically to make or 50th Ward the best in the city. I'm asking you as a parent and educator lets put politics aside and do it for our kids. All of our kids. Thank you very, very much!

Comments, corrections and question encouraged.

All 50th Ward residents and friends are encouraged to participate.

Like they say in Yiddish "Di gantse velt iz eyn shtot." The whole world is one town ;)

Google Map 50th Ward Checklist

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=zUKXZ8tTuC5w.k9W6qh-zn480

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Need to add Stop Sign on Mozart Ave. & Devon Ave. on side street, two minor car accidents within minutes of each other this weekend. Crazy. Another merchant said a CPD squad car had a collision with a driver. Nothing too serious thank goidness. Anybody else here experience problems driving on Devon Ave. ?

  • Vic neighbor

    No, Fuji but I experience plenty when riding my bike on Devon. Some of the worst drivers on the north side by far.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Drivers tell me the abrupt change from narrow to wider driving lanes causes constant confusion, traffic jams and aggravation on Devon Ave.

Dec 06

Updated Dec 10

Hearings Scheduled on 50th Ward Nominating Petition Objections, Part 1

Objections have been filed for all the nominating petitions for the alderman’s challengers. If the objections are upheld, some or all of the four challengers could be tossed off the ballot. No objections have been filed against Silverstein’s petitions. Objectors include one candidate, Zehra Quadri, who has filed objections against Fuji Shiourqa, Shajan Kuriakose, and Peter Sifnotis, and two citizens, Jonathan Porter, who has objected to Fuji and Quadri, and Maureen Roche, who opposes Sifnotis’ petitions.

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Objections have been filed for all the nominating petitions for the alderman’s challengers. If the objections are upheld, some or all of the four challengers could be tossed off the ballot. No objections have been filed against Silverstein’s petitions. Objectors include one candidate, Zehra Quadri, who has filed objections against Fuji Shiourqa, Shajan Kuriakose, and Peter Sifnotis, and two citizens, Jonathan Porter, who has objected to Fuji and Quadri, and Maureen Roche, who opposes Sifnotis’ petitions.

All the objections are scheduled to be heard by the CBOE on Dec. 9 in the Lower Level Conference Room at CB”OE offices at 69 W. Washington, beginning with Zehra Quadri’s challenge to Sifnotis at 10:30 am, followed by Roche against Sifnotis at 11, Quadri v. Fuji at 11:30, Jonathan Porter v Fuji at Noon, Quadri v Kuriakose at 12:30, and Porter v Quadri at 1 pm.

All objectors use the same allegations, ie, that some of the signatures were not written by the voters themselves; that some of the signers’ addresses are outside the ward; & that the petitions did not state the office sought, in addition to other objections. Quadri also alleges that in March 2013 Kuriakose voted in another ward, making him ineligible to run in the 50th due to the one-year residency requirement. She is represented by the law firm the Skyles Group. LLC, of Mount Prospect.

Porter & Roche have filed as concerned citizens, but anyone familiar with Chicago politics wouldn’t be surprised to learn they are merely fronting for one of the other candidates. Jonathan Porter is represented by the law firm the Parikh Law Group, LLD of Chicago, and Roche by James P. Nally, PC, of Chicago.

Check this link for details of each case: http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/M2015-HearingSchedule.pdf

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Pete, Paco is correct about using your regular proof for residency like utility bills and such. Thanks Paco :) Gracias!

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    But seriously, anyone here with parking related violations in our 50th Ward, please let me know about it so we can fight it together! www.50thward.com

Dec 10

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Dec 07

Updated Dec 09

Dont hire all in one 312-754-5376

the owner Anthony woodman is a convicted felon for strong arm robbery and his son is fighting Residential burglary charges

  • zippy8 mostly happy resident

    Never know if it could be a personal issue between two people. I do appreciate the warning but one needs to check sources of warnings to be sure it's accurate.

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Thiefs

All in one corp 312-754-5376 this is ran by felons and people fighting residential burglury charges

  • Puzel Agnes Posting public records without defimationof charac

    FYI

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Updated Dec 06

Parking space.

I have a garage space to rent at Chase and Hamilton.

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