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20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

It appears that the Alderman of the 20th Ward is using TAX DOLLARS to CAMPAIGN by using city employees during business hours to drive his campaign van around and park it on city property. Willie B. Cochran​​, I do believe this is against the law.

‪#‎TeamBailey‬ ‪#‎Punch55

For some reason, EveryBlock has DISABLED my ability to include graphics in my posts. Here's the link to my allegations.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153048780481195&l=4adc00aa41

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

It appears that the Alderman of the 20th Ward is using TAX DOLLARS to CAMPAIGN by using city employees during business hours to drive his campaign van around and park it on city property. Willie B. Cochran​​, I do believe this is against the law.

‪#‎TeamBailey‬ ‪#‎Punch55

8 hours ago

Can Englewood Breathe Life into our Vacant School Buildings?

As many of you know RAGE has been at the forefront of keeping the conversation moving in terms of what to do with the vacant schools in Englewood.  Our community was hit the hardest and is now faced with 6 vacant school buildings throughout Greater Englewood. Our work and the challenges were highlighted in a recent article published by Catalyst Chicago.

10 hours ago

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Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What is a voter to think, Rahm Emanuel? #CHUY2015

ELECT Jesus "CHUY" Garcia, Mayor of the City of Chicago, and KEVIN M. BAILEY for Chicago's 20th Ward Alderman!

#Chuy2015 #KevinBailey20thWardAlderman

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    In the African American community of Chicago, we elect people to office who are not accountable, then they become sycophants to the established plutocracy, for patronage perks they hand out to their political cronies.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Bob Fioretti is supporting Emanuel because Rahm has committed to paying off his campaign dept!!!

    Rahm did the same thing for the rump African American candidate, in his last successful campaign for Mayor of Chicago!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denies public records requests

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denies public records requests - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-11-08/news/ct-met-emanuel-transparency-20111108_1_mayor-rahm-emanuel-requests-speed-cameras

"But efforts to peer into the daily operations of the mayor himself — a man with enormous say over hundreds of millions of dollars in city contracts, hiring and regulations — are met by a stone wall."

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The political decision of which way Chicago will be governed will be made on April 7th 2015.

    Will Chicagoans be governed from the "top down" or from the "bottom up"?

2 days ago

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2 days ago

Batting A Thousand During Tax Season

Spring training for major league baseball teams begins in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips to help you knock the ball out of the park! Batter up! 

2 days ago

Rahm Emanuel Pushes Police Budget Cuts Despite Campaign Pledge To Add Cops

I guess Rahmner feels like PROMISES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN!

Rahm Emanuel Pushes Police Budget Cuts Despite Campaign Pledge To Add Cops
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/03/emanuel-pushes-police-bud_0_n_947885.html

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

Alderman Willie Cochran, you've been posting ALLEGATIONS about your 20th Ward RUNOFF Opponent, KEVIN M. BAILEY, but, YOU'VE NOT ACCEPTED THREE (3) PUBLIC DEBATES TO DATE!

Air your allegations and claims publicly before 20th Ward Voting Constituents and let's get at THE TRUTH AND NOTHING, BUT, THE TRUTH SO HELP US GOD!

Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

4 days ago

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

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5 days ago

VIDEO of 16th Ward Candidate Stephanie Coleman Statement at Sat 3/21 Forum

CAN-TV FROM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGRcX_otgzQ
16th Ward Aldermanic Election Runoff Forum
CAN TV
Published on Mar 26, 2015

Election forum featuring candidate Stephanie Coleman and hosted by New Canaan Land Church. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV). (5 min 26 seconds long video)
Her opponent, Toni Foulkes, did not appear at this multi-ward candidate forum.

6 days ago

Boy, 17, charged in Endia Martin murder expected in court

A young girl is victim of gun violence on Chicago's South Side when the 14-year-old was killed and another teenager was wounded in a shooting in the 900 block of West Garfield in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood. (WLS)

6 days ago

ComEd Provides $10 Million in Financial Assistance to Customers in Need

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) – ComEd announces it has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds for 2015 to help customers struggling to pay their electric bill. ComEd is urging customers who have fallen behind on paying their electric bill to contact ComEd to see if they are eligible for payment arrangements or financial assistance.

6 days ago

Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

6 days ago

EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE LEADERS - Ombudsman Chicago Celebrates Women’s History Month

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) –According to a 2014 report on the state of self-esteem, the majority of teen girls (seven in ten) believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way[i]. Reinforcing a healthy self-image within educational settings can be crucial to the growth and development for teens, especially with girls. This March, Ombudsman Chicago will celebrate national Women’s History Month with a series of activities created to empower and uplift students through the promotion of positive self-esteem.

Mar 25

Updated 6 days ago

Actress and South Side native LisaRaye in Chicago this week

"Singles Ladies" star and South Side native LisaRaye is in Chicago this week for her "Life Rocks Vision Board Workshop" tour on Saturday, March 28.

The girl from the Pill Hill neighborhood, who briefly attended Eastern Illinois University, said she will be leaving Single Ladies, which airs 9 p.m. Wednesdays on BET, after this season to pursue new opportunities.

Check her out at www.LisaRaye.com

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Updated 6 days ago

Mayoral term limits??

What policies would have to be implemented to have term limits for the Mayor of Chicago? Does it require changes at the state level or can a referendum of city voters be used. Just asking before I start digging in.

Los Angeles added term limits after Tom Bradley served 20 years as mayor. NYC added term limits of 2 consecutive terms. Then their city council changed it to 3 consecutive terms to allow Bloomberg to run again. Then the people...

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What policies would have to be implemented to have term limits for the Mayor of Chicago? Does it require changes at the state level or can a referendum of city voters be used. Just asking before I start digging in.

Los Angeles added term limits after Tom Bradley served 20 years as mayor. NYC added term limits of 2 consecutive terms. Then their city council changed it to 3 consecutive terms to allow Bloomberg to run again. Then the people voted it back to 2 consecutive terms. NYC is serious about their term limits. Rich jr served 20 years and it may be time for Chicago to move in the direction of term limits. I think Chicago is the last major city without term limits.

There are plus/minus to having term limits on mayors.

Mar 24

Updated Mar 25

New book examines the influence of the Chicago Defender newspaper

Ethan Michaeli, my former journalism instructor at Columbia College Chicago, has written a book about the Chicago Defender newspaper and its affect on Chicago.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Thank you Ethan Michaeli!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Currently, the Tiki Room on 24th street is being demolished.

    The African American community in the Black Metrópolis National Heritage Area, has lost control of both former historic landmark buildings that are located in Bronzeville!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    24th & Michigan and 3433 South Indiana.

    If you want to understand regentrification and insider politics, research who acquired the two former Defender landmark buildings and who benefitted from the sale?

Mar 25

New legislation could restore prayer in public schools

Kudos to state Reps. Mary Flowers and LaShawn Ford for introducing House Bill 0165, which would amend the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act, and allow prayer in all Illinois public schools.

Flowers was also instrumental in getting Chicago Public Schools to create an African American Studies program for all high school students in 2014, which was mandated by a state law she sponsored more than 20 years ago.

Mar 25

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Mar 25

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RESIDENTIAL PROJECT - EXISTING 2 STORY/2 D.U. BRICK BLDG W/BSMT - LEGALIZE EXISTING DUPLEXED BSMT W/1ST FLOOR UNIT AND ALL WORK DONE IN THE 1ST FL UNIT - REPAIR ROOF AND DOWNSPOUTS AS NEEDED - LEGALIZE EXISTING REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH AND REPAIR AS NEEDED - TUCKPOINT AND MASONRY REPAIRS AS NEEDED - ADDRESS VIOLATIONS - ALL WORK AS PER PLANS

    5544 S. Union Ave. Issued March 23, 2015 Comment

Mar 24

16th Ward Run -Off

Aldermanic Run-Off - Excerpt from Chicago Sun-Times Endorsement: Coleman is the daughter of Shirley Coleman. But during an interview, she was unfamiliar with her own answers and was woefully uninformed. Her mother accompanied her and tried to speak up during the interview. Foulkes is the stronger candidate and is endorsed. 

Mar 24

Help Build Two New Playgrounds: Volunteer Registration Now OPEN!

Want to get a free workout and have some fun -- all while turning two vacant lots into great, new playgrounds?

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