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Ballot Access in the 25th Ward

To get on the ballot in February I need notarized affidavits signed by 35 people verifying that they previously signed my petition sheets by Sunday at 5pm.
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http://troyhernandez.com/2014/12/17/ballot-access-in-the-25th-ward/

Nov 21

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Westward Group Climate Change Tokyo, Asia, Paris Summit: Klimatförändringar

USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det...

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USA-Kina flytta om klimatförändringar som är kritiska till Asien

En uppsättning rapporter av den mellanstatliga panelen för klimatförändringar (IPCC), sist som släpptes den 2 November, 2014, sätter scenen för regeringar att förnya sina ansträngningar på frågan genom ambitiösa åtaganden för ett heltäckande klimatavtal i Paris i December 2015.

Syntesen släppt den här veckan och tidigare tre volymer av rapporterna har tydligt etablerat bevis om klimatförändringar den sannolikt irreversibla skadan på kritiska ekosystem och sårbarhet för mänskliga och ekonomiska system. Det finns ett smalt fönster av möjligheter att minska utsläppen så att vi kan garantera temperaturstegringen stannar inom målet 2 grader Celsius (C) i slutet av detta århundrade.

I Asien och Stillahavsområdet finns det ett särskilt behov att ta itu med denna fråga. Senaste utvecklingen vinster att vändas på grund av klimatpåverkan är väl förstådda. Den andra volymen av IPCC-rapporten, effekter, anpassning och sårbarhet, släppt i mars 2014, tydligt beskrivas skadorna på de fysiska och ekonomiska systemen i vår region.

Regionen är en stora geografiska utbredning som också hem till den största populationen av världens fattiga, vilket gör det särskilt känsliga för effekterna av klimatförändringarna. Dessa effekter omfattar vattenstress, livsmedelsförsörjning, kustnära översvämningar och erosion, förde med sig risken för utrotning av terrestrial och sötvatten arter och ökad prevalens av vektorburna sjukdomar.

Anpassning till dessa är sättet att gå framåt. Men det finns gränser, som tydligt har erkänts av IPCC. Detta gör rollen som riskreducerande eller minska utsläppen av växthusgaser (GHG) central till något svar till klimatförändringarna. Så nu är IPCC tydligt erkänna komplementariteten mellan anpassning och begränsning i samband med globala hållbara utvecklingen.

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100508966 TO REPLACE THE EXISTING PRE-CAST FLOOR DECK AND TOPPING SLAB WITH A NEW CAST-IN PLACE REINFORCED CONCRETE FLOOR FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE PEORIA ST. CTA STATION. THE SUBMITTAL ALSO INCLUDES THE CHANGE THE DESIGN OF THE FLOOR FOR THE NEW WALKWAY AND ELEVATOR EQUIPMENT ROOM FROM HOLLOW-CORE DECK WITH TOPPING SLAB TO CAST-IN PLACE REINFORCED CONCRETE SO THE FLOOR CONSTRUCTION WILL BE THE SAME THROUGHOUT THE STATION.

    430 S. Peoria St. Issued December 15, 2014 Comment

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Request a Traders Joes in the West Loop

I would love to have a Trader Joes in the West Loop. With all the construction going on, I would think they would have enough people to support it.

Over the years I have requested that they put one in, but was hoping others could also request.

Here is the link that you could fill out if you would like one around here:

http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request

In the comments put in west loop/near west side/greektown, etc.

Thanks!

  • atennislover -

    I would love to see a Trader Joe's here, too.

    But one thing that plays against the West Loop is the lack of density. People may personally like or dislike tall towers and density, but from TJ's point of view, they want in a very dense area where...

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    atennislover -

    I would love to see a Trader Joe's here, too.

    But one thing that plays against the West Loop is the lack of density. People may personally like or dislike tall towers and density, but from TJ's point of view, they want in a very dense area where they'll have a geographically dedicated customer base right there.

    Think about some of the other locations, like Clybourn, on the one in Oak Park where they have a tower above....the South Loop one, which is near dozens of tall residential buildings....and so on.

    West Loop residents and community organizations have fought density. (I am not saying this is good or bad - people have various opinions on it, but pushback HAS happened.)

    The best place for a potential TJ's would have been in the tower where Dominick's was and where Whole Foods is now going to open (next month, from what I've heard). I'm glad WF is going there, but that might have been better as a TJ's spot, since right now, in TJ's eyes, there's probably not another West Loop space that makes sense for them.

    We do have a few new towers that went up or are going up, so maybe one will come in the next few years....but that's what they're looking for, for sure.

    (I wish the new building near the Target was a TJ's - that would be so convenient.)

  • Thanks PJChgo...I do think the old Dominicks would have been much more conducive as a TJs. About the size that they are..where a WF's seems to be bigger than that space.

    But you are probably right about the density. I am one that isn't in favor of the tall buildings. So I guess I can't have it both ways.

    TJs can always go into the Artista Foods space on May..wonder how they stay in business?

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Ald. Fioretti's Adopt-A-Family Program

It’s not too late to receive the joy of giving through Alderman Fioretti's Adopt-A-Family program. Adopt-A-Family provides less fortunate families with holiday gifts that they would not otherwise be able to afford. Participating is easy. We'll match you with a family, and you can do the shopping or leave that to us.
​We plan to deliver gifts to families early next week, so time is short.
To become a sponsor, please contact Rachael at 312-263-9273 or Rachael.Hita@CityofChicago.org.

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Dec 06

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South loop skate park noise

What's the point of living in an expensive building when mayor Emanuel and will burns along with the park guy kelly open a skate park so the neighbors can hear loud violent anti-women rap lyrics pounding. Messages left with cpd no response. Guess this us what mayor pay to play wants.

  • I can't believe they let that wiesel Bob O’Neill, President of The Grant Park Conservancy, convince the city take TIF money and foist the skate park in that space, which is technically not Grant Park. Their only goal is to use it to make inside money when they take it...

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    I can't believe they let that wiesel Bob O’Neill, President of The Grant Park Conservancy, convince the city take TIF money and foist the skate park in that space, which is technically not Grant Park. Their only goal is to use it to make inside money when they take it over during Lalapalooza, you watch.

    Combine this mess with the incredibly poor presentation of the headless statues, Agora, and this corner is crapola that would not be allowed near the north side of the park. (Poor organization, wasted space, No landscaping, no lighting, no seating, etc.) They should rip that shiit out and put in another formal space.

    O'Neill needs to be neutered, is this an elected position? And why is Grant Park Conservancy being allowed to represent on Museum Campus and Northerly Island issues when they are not part of Grant Park; that is not legal in sense of the park district by-laws.

  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    That's what he talks about to gain favor with Rahm.

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Trader Joes in the West Loop

I would love to have a Trader Joes in the West Loop. With all the construction going on, I would think they would have enough people to support it.

Over the years I have requested that they put one in, but was hoping others could also request.

Here is the link that you could fill out if you would like one around here:

http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request

In the comments put in west loop/near west side/greektown, etc.

Thanks!

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Couch, Chair and Ottoman For Sale in West Loop

Selling a very comfy couch and large chair with ottoman in excellent condition!

Originally from Bloomingdales, bought it about 3 years old. Cushions and back pillows have removable, washable covers. Also have 2 matching green throw pillows. Couch is 80 x 40 x 32 and chair is 40 x 40 x 32.

Will sell separate or together. $400 for couch, $150 for chair or $500 all together.

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