7 hours ago

I BELIEVE IN & TRUST "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago! #Chuy2015

We already know what Rahm hasn't done and isn't going to do! I BELIEVE IN & TRUST "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago! #Chuy2015
http://www.chicagonow.com/interesting-chicago/2015/02/time-is-running-out-for-chuy-garcia/

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

IT'S A RUNOFF!!!!!!!!!!!

IT'S A RUNOFF!!!!!!!!!!!

JESUS ''CHUY'' GARCIA, against incumbent, RAHM EMANUEL, for Chicago Mayor!

KEVIN BAILEY, against incumbent, WILLIE B. COCHRAN, for 20th Ward Alderman!

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015

EVERYONE is cordially invited to this party! AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A RUNOFF PARTY!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere
  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Todd Agosto, as tax paying, voting Bronzeville resident stakeholders, we have never asked politicians for permission to create or implement visions and plans for the future development of Bronzeville, as an emerging African American heritage tourism destination!

    That is why we have been relatively successful and effective in our sustainable...

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    Todd Agosto, as tax paying, voting Bronzeville resident stakeholders, we have never asked politicians for permission to create or implement visions and plans for the future development of Bronzeville, as an emerging African American heritage tourism destination!

    That is why we have been relatively successful and effective in our sustainable (20) twenty year protracted struggle, to develop Bronzeville/Black Metropolis as a premier African American oriented heritage tourism destination.

    The question today is, which of the two candidates campaiging for Mayer of Chicago, will present the best platform that serves the economic, business and civic engagement and empowerment issues effecting African American communities in Chicago?

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21 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

How can Cochran say that he's SURPRISED by the Runoff in the 20th Ward?

Cochran says that he's SURPRISED by the Runoff in the 20th Ward. Not sure why since he was FORCED into a Runoff in the LAST 20th Ward Aldermanic Election by Che Rhymefest Smith. He assuredly really is NOT ready for this Runoff!

Willie Cochran Surprised by Runoff in 20th Ward, but He Says He's Ready
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150225/woodlawn/willie-cochran-suprised-by-runoff-20th-ward-but-says-hes-ready

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Ald. Willie Cochran are both headed for a runoff election on April. 7.

Willie Cochran has also publicly endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    He must be a resident of that famous island of denial. :-)

22 hours ago

Let's TAKE ACTION Together - RAGE Open House - March 7th!

Interested in joining the Resident Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) or just curious to learn more about our efforts? 

32 hours ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Commentary from this EveryBlock Chicago account holder.

Commentary from this EveryBlock Chicago account holder.

My name is Michele Evans-Brock.

This account was initially created IN SUPPORT OF 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Kevin Bailey.

I later started supporting Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson. Now, during the RUNOFFS, I am supporting Mayoral Candidate "Chuy" Garcia.

This is NOT the account of ANY of the above mentioned candidates and they therefore are not able to respond to candidate related questions of voters.

***GENERAL STATEMENT***

I personally do NOT and will NOT...

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Commentary from this EveryBlock Chicago account holder.

My name is Michele Evans-Brock.

This account was initially created IN SUPPORT OF 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Kevin Bailey.

I later started supporting Mayoral Candidate Willie Wilson. Now, during the RUNOFFS, I am supporting Mayoral Candidate "Chuy" Garcia.

This is NOT the account of ANY of the above mentioned candidates and they therefore are not able to respond to candidate related questions of voters.

***GENERAL STATEMENT***

I personally do NOT and will NOT engage in discussions, especially to NEGATIVE responses of which the responders have long sense been MUTED or will be MUTED. To do so is unproductive use of valuable and productive time and pulls unnecessary focus from what I, as a supporter of these candidates, am working to accomplish.

Those who do not like me or MY CHOICE of candidates, I'm unsure how many times they feel that they need to express their NEGATIVE views, perceptions, and assessments, but, they can feel free to continue doing so WITHOUT my participation.

These posts are meant to reach the UNDECIDED and to provide enough information for the UNDECIDED to maybe make a decision for my candidates and also to keep current supporters updated on current events with the candidates campaigns. They can also read the negative responses and make whichever decision that they feel in their hearts that they need to make.

THANK YOU and GOD BLESS!

Sincerely,

Michele Evans-Brock

33 hours ago

Father of 2-Year-Old Killed on Walk to Chinese Restaurant

Malcolm Tompkins, 25, never came home. As his mom and family waited in their home in the 5600 block of South Peoria Street, he lay fatally shot barely a block away.

Around 5:46 p.m., police responded to a call of shots fired and found Malcolm Tompkins unresponsive in the back of a building in the 5600 block of South Green Street, police said.

38 hours ago

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2 days ago

The benefits of spay neuter FREE spay neuter info

When male cats become mature they spray a territorial scent.
Indoors this can be unpleasant but once that cat is neutered
the spraying will cease to exist or very soon after.
Please do not abandon your cat for this easily fixed issue.
Please do not dump the cat at these KILL SHELTERS:
Chicago Animal Care and Control, Anti Cruelty Society,
Animal Welfare League, both locations.

PAWS Lurie Clinic , Little Village offers FREE Spay and Neuter
for cats from all...

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When male cats become mature they spray a territorial scent.
Indoors this can be unpleasant but once that cat is neutered
the spraying will cease to exist or very soon after.
Please do not abandon your cat for this easily fixed issue.
Please do not dump the cat at these KILL SHELTERS:
Chicago Animal Care and Control, Anti Cruelty Society,
Animal Welfare League, both locations.

PAWS Lurie Clinic , Little Village offers FREE Spay and Neuter
for cats from all South Side zip codes.
PLEASE take this humane action and have your pet spayed /neutered.
The package also includes all vaccinations and tag, virus protection,
de-flea and microchip identification .
Free transportation for your pet to and from clinic
is available when volunteers are on duty.

Call today!
PAWS Lurie Clinic (PAWS CHICAGO)
3516 W 26th St, Chicago, IL
(773) 521-7729

The fantastic benefits of spay/neuter:
http://pets.thenest.com/differences-between-neutered-unneutered-cats-7385.html

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

More dirty politics in the 6th Ward

According to Glen Fulton, president of the nonprofit Greater Englewood Community Development Corporation, Brian Sleet, chief of staff to Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), called him today and told him he needs to "be careful."

Fulton said Sleet was referring to him supporting 6th Ward aldermanic candidate Richard Wooten over Sawyer and indicated that if Sawyer is re-elected Fulton's organization should not expect any support from Sawyer.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Dirty politics byAld. Roderick Sawyer (6th)

This is why 6th Ward residents should vote Ald. Roderick Sawyer out of office today.

His camp removed campaign signs for opponent Richard Wooten and covered them up with Sawyer's literature.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Two 20th Ward Candidates Witness Shooting Outside Polling Place Saturday - Woodlawn - DNAinfo.com

Radcliffe, like Bailey, did not know who the shooters were targetting.

"They were very close and I didn't really see anybody else out there," Radcliffe said. "It's just ironic, we were both in the same area at the same time and we don't know why the shots were fired, but they were fired. Someone could've been killed. One of my campaigners could've been killed. ... I could've been killed."

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Radcliffe, like Bailey, did not know who the shooters were targetting.

"They were very close and I didn't really see anybody else out there," Radcliffe said. "It's just ironic, we were both in the same area at the same time and we don't know why the shots were fired, but they were fired. Someone could've been killed. One of my campaigners could've been killed. ... I could've been killed."

After Bailey spoke with police, Radcliffe, the current Morgan Park baseball coach, and Bailey both agreed they should leave the area.

"I went up to him, shook his hand and told him and his mother to be careful. We said it wasn't a good time for us to continue this," Radcliffe said.

Radcliffe, posted on his campaign Facebook page that he and his campaign members were "in great danger" Saturday.

"Ernest was out campaigning ... with his campaign crew when a shooting broke out," the post said.

Like Bailey, Radcliffe said the incident was an example of why they were seeking to become alderman.

"This is the reason our community needs to elect a new alderman because of the danger our community is in," Radcliffe wrote. "Ernest will not be scared off by no one. Ernest will stand his ground and continue to fight for his community while others are sitting by doing absolutely nothing."

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Two 20th Ward Candidates Witness Shooting Outside Polling Place Saturday - Woodlawn - DNAinfo.com Chicago
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/woodlawn/two-20th-ward-candidates-witness-shooting-outside-polling-place-saturday

3 days ago

City election will decide the next alderman for 6th Ward

Chatham residents Richard Wooten and wife placed their vote despite the cold weather.

Wooten, a Chicago police officer and an associate pastor, is an aldermanic candidate for the 6th Ward

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Radio ad on Tom Joyner Morning Show to spotlight Chicago's 6th Ward

On Tuesday at 6:57 a.m. listen to the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" at 106.3 FM and hear Richard Wooten talk about how he plans to improve the 6th Ward as the next alderman.

4 days ago

Punch 52 and let Richard Wooten work for you!

The city election is Tuesday, Feb. 24 and Chicago police officer Richard Wooten is among three 6th Ward candidates for alderman.

So if you live in the 6th Ward, which includes the Chatham, Chesterfield, Park Manor, and Englerwood neighborhoods on the South Side, punch 52 and let Richard Wooten vote for you!

4 days ago

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4 days ago

3 Killed, 8 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Tompkins, of the 5600 block of South Peoria, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 6:41 p.m., authorities said.

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Officers responding to a call of a person shot about 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West 69th Place found the 26-year-old with a gunshot wound to the hip, police said.

Demarcus Adams, 28, was standing outside about 5:05 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Malden when someone walked up and shot him in the back and leg, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Adams, of the 4400 block of North Racine, was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:44 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 1 p.m., a 44-year-old man was shot in the side during a possible domestic incident in the 8600 block of South Colfax, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

On Sunday morning, a 22-year-old documented gang member was shot in the lower leg about 10 a.m. in the 3800 block of South Kedzie. His condition was stabilized at a hospital, police said.

About an hour earlier, two teenagers were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. A 15-year-old girl was shot in the hand and a 17-year-old boy was grazed in the forehead in the 200 block of West 47th Street, police said. Their conditions were stabilized at Stroger.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Press Release - Attempted Shooting involving 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, Kevin Bailey.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT: KEVIN BAILEY CANDIDATE FOR ALDERMAN OF THE 20TH WARD, ATTEMPTED SHOOTING

WHEN: FEBRUARY 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40pm

LOCATION: Intersection of 63rd St. and Evans

CHICAGO, IL - On February 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40 pm, Kevin Bailey, candidate for Alderman of the 20th Ward, was at the 20th Ward's Early Voting location greeting voters. Suddenly, without notice or warning, a group of young men raised a gun in the direction of Bailey, and...

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WHAT: KEVIN BAILEY CANDIDATE FOR ALDERMAN OF THE 20TH WARD, ATTEMPTED SHOOTING

WHEN: FEBRUARY 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40pm

LOCATION: Intersection of 63rd St. and Evans

CHICAGO, IL - On February 21, 2015 at approximately 4:40 pm, Kevin Bailey, candidate for Alderman of the 20th Ward, was at the 20th Ward's Early Voting location greeting voters. Suddenly, without notice or warning, a group of young men raised a gun in the direction of Bailey, and without saying a word, fired the hand gun in Bailey's direction.

Kevin Bailey was not injured in this incident and is filing a police report.

During the course of the campaign, Kevin Bailey and his campaign team have received numerous threats and attempts at intimidation. “I will not be intimidated, I will not be afraid," Bailey said. "These are the issues of our community, and I refuse to hide or let up on the fight to establish a better and safer community and continue to challenge the status quo. And incidents like this only serve to fortify me to ensure that resident and visitors never have to endure threats to life and property.”

Contact:
Steve McKessey at (215) 796-4818

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Kevin Bailey, Chicago politics ain't bean bag!

    You must be running an effective campaign if you are being threatened.

    Power concedes nothing without a demand.

    Go get your votes , and don't let the paid off knuckle heads intimidate you.

Feb 16

Updated 5 days ago

The ILLEGAL PRACTICES of 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, Andre Smith

‪#‎TeamBailey‬ speaking out against vote buying. "Challenging the Status Quo" begins at home... ‪#‎punch55‬.

  • JD Concerned Citizen in the 20th Ward

    Until a few days ago, waging a write-in campaign for 20th Ward alderman was not on my ‘to-do’ list. I hadn’t deemed a write-in campaign viable because of the massive apathy throughout the ward. Obviously, I’m thinking differently now. Two reasons: the library and Rahm. Overflow crowds at all the...

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    Until a few days ago, waging a write-in campaign for 20th Ward alderman was not on my ‘to-do’ list. I hadn’t deemed a write-in campaign viable because of the massive apathy throughout the ward. Obviously, I’m thinking differently now. Two reasons: the library and Rahm. Overflow crowds at all the public forums where the Obama Library is concerned indicates there is, at the very least, a lot of people paying attention to that one issue. And chances are, they’ll vote. As for the (anti) Rahm group, I’m not so sure. While there is palpable, shall we say, dislike for the incumbent mayor prevalent in the 20th Ward, it’s hard to predict if that means people will come out and vote against him. Some studies indicate people tend to not vote at all when feeling negatively about a candidate or an election. In other words, it’s hard to know if the same people who say, “I hate Rahm ‘cause he closed the schools”, will vote. I certainly hope they do (vote) and I hope they realize that the ultimate form of protest at the polls is the write-in vote. It will tell the entrenched politicians (Republican, Democrat, whoever), in a language they can understand, that you can never be taken for granted again. When a write-in ballot is cast the political ‘tremors’ will not only be felt in the 20th Ward, they’ll feel it at City Hall, in Springfield and in Washington, D.C.. (Oh yeah, he’ll be paying attention.) We should give the entire Machine establishment somethin’ they ain’t never had. Let us reject not only City Hall’s chosen candidate, let us reject and repudiate the entire system that creates him (the incumbent) and others who want to be him (challengers that engage in ‘dirty tricks’). We have to not only break the Machine, we must demonstrate, in the strongest way possible, our total disdain for what it hath wrought. WRITE-IN: JEROME A. DAVIS, 20TH WARD ALDERMAN. And it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood ‘cause you can vote early.

  • JD Concerned Citizen in the 20th Ward

    . . .and here's what some voters are saying/thinking:

    Yesterday afternoon I found two fliers, folded together and inserted in the fence above my mailbox. One was a copy of the flier that began this thread (a photo of that flier is linked above by Todd A) and a second...

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    . . .and here's what some voters are saying/thinking:

    Yesterday afternoon I found two fliers, folded together and inserted in the fence above my mailbox. One was a copy of the flier that began this thread (a photo of that flier is linked above by Todd A) and a second was a Kevin Bailey campaign flier. Both were on exactly the same paper stock/size: 8.5" x 11" glossy magazine style paper. This does not conclusively prove that the Bailey campaign is responsible for distributing the lie-based hit piece on Cochran represented by the first flier, but it is consistent with that theory and also consistent with a pattern of "press releases" from apparent Bailey campaign operatives that make sensational claims against other 20th Ward aldermanic candidates, or scaremongering inferences, without weak or zero supporting evidence (e.g. see “Press Release - Attempted Shooting involving 20th Ward aldermanic Candidate, Kevin Bailey.” Or The ILLEGAL PRACTICES of 20th Ward aldermanic Candidate, Andre Smith). It is notable to me that the Bailey campaign has so far taken no steps on this thread to clarify the issues raised or distance themselves from the deeply unethical and outrageous claims contained in the anti-Cochran flier. Because of this pattern of activity, I am not confident that Mr. Bailey’s actual identity is even remotely related to the identity he is seeking to promote vis-à-vis his official campaign fliers. Far too much of Mr. Bailey’s campaign material seems to focus on unsupported innuendo and either passively accepted or actively promoted slander. I hope the gentleman is not as deeply flawed as the materials that seem to be promoted by his campaign, but so far, the evidence is not encouraging.

    All the more reason(s) to bypass the balloted candidates. Separate yourself. WRITE-IN: JEROME A. DAVIS, 20TH WARD, ALDERMAN.

5 days ago

AN OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL FROM THE ENGLEWOOD RAILWAY COALITION

An open letter to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel from the Englewood Railway Coalition regarding Norfolk Southern Corp.’s (NSC) attempted hostile takeover of Black-owned homes in Englewood. NSC, a $34.5 billion Virginia-based corporation, is trying to expand a massive freight yard in our neighborhood. The project, which amounts to a land grab of some 84 acres, would destroy the homes, history and traditions of this long-established African-American community.

5 days ago

west side and south side economic development

Living wage jobs in blighted neighborhoods is so vital to building community and diminishing crime that i think the only way to change the current trend in these area's of the city is to create tax free enterprise zones which would include no property tax ,income tax ,or sales tax to all willing to embark on real change in these area.

5 days ago

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6 days ago

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Shootings Since Friday Evening

Tompkins, of the 5600 block of South Peoria, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 6:41 p.m., authorities said. No further details were available Saturday morning.

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A 17-year-old boy was standing in the hallway of an apartment complex in the 4800 block of West Adams when a gunman walked in and opened fire, police said.

The man was standing at a bus stop in the 9300 block of South Colfax when he heard shots and realized he had been shot in the right leg, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital.

6 days ago

1 dead, 2 injured in shootings since Friday evening

Tompkins, of the 5600 block of South Peoria, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 6:41 p.m., authorities said. No further details were available Saturday morning.

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A 17-year-old boy was standing in the hallway of an apartment complex in the 4800 block of West Adams when a gunman walked in and opened fire, police said.

The man was standing at a bus stop in the 9300 block of South Colfax when he heard shots and realized he had been shot in the right leg, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital.

6 days ago

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6 days ago

1 killed, 1 wounded in city shootings

Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found the 25-year-old man on the ground in the 5600 block of South Green Street, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

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The teen was shot in the 4800 block of West Adams Street, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

Feb 19

Updated 6 days ago

Norfolk Southern Land Grab Painful Reminder of African-American Housing Struggle

BLACK HOMES ARE UNDER ATTACK—AGAIN.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The Norfolk Southern railroad project and the Whole food store in Englewood and the Pullman National Park are all Trojan horses of regentrification!

Feb 20

All the info you need to know for voting in Tuesday's election

You can find your polling place, preview your ballot, and learn more about the issues and candidates at this cool, free Election Center: https://mysidewalk.com/elections/21/chicago-municipal-election.

Feb 20

3rd Annual "Loving Our Natural Hair" Curl Clinic

Celebrate a Beautiful Black History Month

Feb 20

So Fresh Saturdays - Black History Month Edition at Hamilton Park!!

The Resident Association is excited to host a special Black History Month Edition of So Fresh Saturdays! So Fresh Saturdays was developed to educate, empower and provide a “safe space” for youth and residents the Englewood community and citywide. Join us February 28th at Hamilton Park Cultural Center - 513 W. 72nd St. from 1pm-4pm! There will be a FREE movie screening, food, performances and more! We will also honor the movement builders of the past, present and future!

Bring the family to this fun-filled & educational event!! For more info contact RAGE at 866-845-1032.

Feb 20

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