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Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush And CTA President Claypool Announce Expanded Second Chance Program

3726 W. Flournoy

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237 S. Desplaines

1955 N. Saint Louis Ave.

30 N. Racine Ave., Suite 230

120 North Sangamon Street

7637 N. Paulina

1700 W. 18th Street

1201 W. 115th Street

2750 West Roosevelt Road

571 W Jackson

2120 W. Warren Blvd.

7909 S. Racine Ave

5816 W. Division Street

4 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

Shots on Gladys and Hamlin

Hey, did anyone hear shots ringing out on Tuesday evening around 8 or 9 on Gladys and Hamlin?

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    I used the time to talk to them about money. I give them credit they want to make a lot of money. The best was when I ran short of cash and paid a couple with change. The five year old who is so smart said, "You don't have any paper money, I'll come back tomorrow when you do." Kids!

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    All I did was start cleaning up, the kids came on their own.

20 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

24th Ward Aldermanic Election Poll

One of my colleagues shared the results of the Ogden& Fry Poll of 24th Ward voters conducted a week ago. https://www.scribd.com/doc/259769579/Runoff24

Here's a link to the 24th Ward debate hosted by CLTV. http://cltv.com/2015/03/24/decision-2015-24th-ward-candidates-debate/

The Chicago Westside Branch NAACP will host a candidates forum for the 24th Ward tonight at Mason School, 1830 South Keeler. The forum will start at 6:00 pm.

17 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Post Questions for Chicago Tonight's Mayoral Runoff Forum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesús "Chuy" García go head-to-head in a live forum hosted by Phil Ponce and live streamed at wttw.com on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm. Got any questions for the candidates? Ask in the comments section below and we may use them on the air. Follow @wttw #ChicagoTonight during the forum for live tweets and to ask questions. Check back here later to view interactive graphics on the candidates' positions on hot topics and their endorsements.

Visit http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2015/03/31/chicago-tonights-mayoral-runoff-forum to post your questions.

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    This posting is taken verbatim from the WTTW website.

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    For both candidates: Our neighborhood has a serious litter/ filthy yard problem. Yet, our alderman and streets and san supervisor are not interested in helping residents with this issue. Would you be open to forming a streets and san board of review so we can effectively deal with this quality of life issue?

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    I love this question, Seth!

21 hours ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Ministers singing Rahm's praises blind to closed schools

The Sun-Times ran my letter to the letter in Sunday's paper. I have posted an excerpt and link below.

This letter is a response to Tuesday’s story “Emanuel takes page from Daley’s playbook by rounding up support from black ministers.” Ministers were reportedly operating in a “prophetic mode” to endorse Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while rationalizing massive school closings.

It’s one thing to endorse the mayor. It’s another to sing his praises and excuse policies that have further destabilized the communities...

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The Sun-Times ran my letter to the letter in Sunday's paper. I have posted an excerpt and link below.

This letter is a response to Tuesday’s story “Emanuel takes page from Daley’s playbook by rounding up support from black ministers.” Ministers were reportedly operating in a “prophetic mode” to endorse Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while rationalizing massive school closings.

It’s one thing to endorse the mayor. It’s another to sing his praises and excuse policies that have further destabilized the communities in which these pastors’ congregations are located. The decision to close schools was driven by inaccurate data. The school utilization formula was dictated by class size caps as opposed to being based on the actual capacity of the buildings. Moreover, the implementation of the policies to close schools was done in a way that compounded segregation and targeted black schools. When the discussion about closing schools came about, the mayor said it was about excess capacity in the schools. When the community showed the flaws in the utilization formula and data, the narrative changed to performance. This, after starving schools of resources over the years.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/letters-to-the-editor/7/71/472183/letters-3

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    Spending money to build charter schools sometimes blocks from closed public schools.

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    That's true, Seth. A lot of the utilization problem may be attributed to building charter schools in communities with declining populations without proper planning. Our population cannot support all the schools we have. We don't have anymore Catholic schools in the community that I'm aware of, either. We have one...

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    That's true, Seth. A lot of the utilization problem may be attributed to building charter schools in communities with declining populations without proper planning. Our population cannot support all the schools we have. We don't have anymore Catholic schools in the community that I'm aware of, either. We have one Lutheran grammar school.

    We really do need an educational facilities planning board that requires school districts to conduct financial and market feasibility studies before opening new schools in communities. They do this for hospitals and rehab centers to make sure they don't build too many institutions in one geographic area to increase the chances of all the health care institutions surviving.

23 hours ago

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34 hours ago

Vacant Schools Still Waiting for a Second Life

Catalyst Chicago Magazine has a story on abandoned school buildings, highlighting Englewood, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale.

By Alex Nitkin

The building that used to be Bontemps Elementary School is now a crumbling ruin-- granite walls chipped away, interior stripped of pipes and wiring, dusty plywood sheets bolted over most of the windows.

And when Asiaha Butler looks at it, she couldn’t be more excited.

“I’m thinking this back part could be like a little rest stop area, where people...

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Catalyst Chicago Magazine has a story on abandoned school buildings, highlighting Englewood, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale.

By Alex Nitkin

The building that used to be Bontemps Elementary School is now a crumbling ruin-- granite walls chipped away, interior stripped of pipes and wiring, dusty plywood sheets bolted over most of the windows.

And when Asiaha Butler looks at it, she couldn’t be more excited.

“I’m thinking this back part could be like a little rest stop area, where people riding their bikes up on the trail can come down and learn about the community,” Butler says, describing a dream as she sweeps her hand toward a thicket of woods growing over the property boundary. “We also see a lot of opportunity for this to be a kind of urban agriculture education center, for farmers or for tourists—if you want to start an urban farm, you can come here and learn the basics.”

As president of the Residents Association of Greater Englewood (RAGE), Butler has spent almost two years leading conversations to get somebody—anybody—to set up shop in this building. Bontemps is one of six shuttered elementary schools in Englewood that are still empty since the district closed a total of 49 schools across the city. Englewood was hardest hit.

Finish reading the article here. http://catalyst-chicago.org/2015/03/vacant-schools-still-waiting-for-a-second-life/

Mar 24

Updated 46 hours ago

Clean-up Effort a Success

I would like to thank DRW College Prep for their support in the clean-up efforts.

The weather was brisk and the community itself elected to stay inside while 25 students and 1 counselor took time out of their busy schedules to clean up a 1block radius cleaning efforts, my annual task.

We filled 20 bags of garbage half-way down the block on South Troy Street. Out of bags at 12:30 pm we were force to quit our clean-up efforts.

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I would like to thank DRW College Prep for their support in the clean-up efforts.

The weather was brisk and the community itself elected to stay inside while 25 students and 1 counselor took time out of their busy schedules to clean up a 1block radius cleaning efforts, my annual task.

We filled 20 bags of garbage half-way down the block on South Troy Street. Out of bags at 12:30 pm we were force to quit our clean-up efforts.

We stop working on the vacant lots at 1225 and 1227 S. Troy, where we learned the neighbors at 1223 just throws their garbage right of the porch unto the lots. Making it a landfills of garbage and other stuff right in the community. Its no wonder we had an outbreak of supersize rats.

How do I know about the super size rats? I had three in my apartment, it was a nightmare. It makes me sad to have neighbors who don't respect where they live.

Who is the blame for our communities being overlooked time and time again? What would you do if this was happening next door to you?

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The Harver Group Management Team

Barend Raaff - Founder & CEO

Barend heeft ruim 15 jaar ondernemerservaring in digitale innovatie en wil met het enthousiaste Harver team innovatieve oplossingen ontwikkelen voor de organisatievormen van morgen. De verhouding tussen mensen en organisaties gaat veranderen. Nieuwe uitdagingen dwingen organisaties om op een nieuwe manier naar medewerkers te kijken. Het wordt cruciaal om de juiste mensen op de juiste plek te krijgen en talent optimaal tot zijn recht te laten komen.

2 days ago

2 men hurt in shootings on South, West sides

Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood about 4:35 p.m., police said.

The victim "relocated,'' to the 3800 block of West Wilcox Street where paramedics found him and took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, poice said.

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The man was shot in the shoulder in the 7500 block of South Dorchester Avenue, Sweeney said, citing preliminary information.

Mar 19

Updated 2 days ago

Clean-up Efforts Hours Extended

The hours for clean-up will start at 11:00am until 4:00pm giving late sleeper time to contribute. We will be cleaning a one block radius, Roosevelt to Douglas and Kedzie to Troy. Assembling at 1217 S. Troy. All are welcome

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    When?

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    Hello SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND:

    The next schedule clean-up effort is April 18, 2015, Location of assembling is 1217 S. Troy, from 11:00am until 2:00pm. I, DRW College Prep and the community all should be present for this post earth day event.

    Please save the date and join us.

2 days ago

East Garfield Park man wounded during shooting

Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood about 4:35 p.m., police said.

The victim "relocated,'' to the 3800 block of West Wilcox Street where paramedics found him and took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, poice said.

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Presidential Library Too Rich For Us?

The Obama Library too rich for common people?

The writer of this story is victim of the same thinking that so many others are; limiting the uniqueness of this President.

Yes this will be the Library and Museum of the first U.S. President who is Black. Yes, it will be the first inner-city Presidential Library. And yes, it will house the legacy of a man who brought hope to millions, saved our country from financial collapse, twice stood toe to...

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The Obama Library too rich for common people?

The writer of this story is victim of the same thinking that so many others are; limiting the uniqueness of this President.

Yes this will be the Library and Museum of the first U.S. President who is Black. Yes, it will be the first inner-city Presidential Library. And yes, it will house the legacy of a man who brought hope to millions, saved our country from financial collapse, twice stood toe to toe with Russia and won, established a point in the history of healthcare, “before and after Obamacare”, and stood up strong for Civil Rights protections.

As great as all of those things are, they represent who Barack became. Focusing on President Obama while ignoring Barack Obama is the limited thinking that skews our concept of what criteria will be utilized in his choice.

The amazing things that Barack has stood for and accomplished stems from his multi-ethnic background; his stand against apartheid; lighting a path for community empowerment on Chicago’s Southeast side, and experiencing the differences and similarities of Black communities, continents apart.

Those experiences helped define the man. Those are the experiences that North Lawndale appeals to. Our multi-ethnic history and location, our unique standing in Civil Rights history, and our one of a kind community based bid, all combine to offer Barack the perfect complement to his life and his continued life’s work.

Yes, of course we can’t compete with the power, prestige and wealth of private universities; we were never trying to. We offer something different, we offer fulfillment.

The Power of Community, Build it in North Lawndale.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-presidential-library-funding-20150324-story.html#page=1

4 days ago

Catch the Cablecast of Representative Arthur Turner's Town Hall Meeting on the Impact of Budget Cuts

Hello,
Below are the dates, times and channels the Impact of Rauner's Budget Cuts video will be cablecast on CAN TV, as well as the link to the video on YouTube. Feel free to share the link. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, March 28th, 9:00 PM, CAN TV21
Monday, March 30th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV19
Tuesday, March 31st, 1:00 PM, CAN TV21

https://youtu.be/jS-l-pYqaSA

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Hello,
Below are the dates, times and channels the Impact of Rauner's Budget Cuts video will be cablecast on CAN TV, as well as the link to the video on YouTube. Feel free to share the link. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, March 28th, 9:00 PM, CAN TV21
Monday, March 30th, 9:00 AM, CAN TV19
Tuesday, March 31st, 1:00 PM, CAN TV21

https://youtu.be/jS-l-pYqaSA

We recommend you watch for your program announcement in the week prior to the first cablecast by signing up here http://eepurl.com/tCB4f for CAN TV's weekly e-newsletter, "This Week on CAN TV." Our newsletter goes out to several thousand people, and we invite you to forward it to your list as well. If you do additional promotion in advance of the cablecast, please refer to the channels as "cable channel CAN TV21 (or CAN TV19) in Chicago." Let us know if you have any questions or if you'd like to purchase a DVD of CAN TV's coverage of your event.

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Link to Presentation 1 https://www.scribd.com/doc/259922083/Final-Presentation-Rep-Turner-Budget-Town-Hall-Meeting

Link to Presentation 2 https://www.scribd.com/doc/259922926/CBTA-Power-Point-Presentation-Rep-Turner-Town-Hall-Meeting

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24th Ward Debate VIDEOS form 3/23 CLTV "Politics Tonight" Decision 2015: 24th Ward Candidates Debate

VIDEOS of 24th Ward Debate on CLTV "Politics Tonight" (Tue 3/24) Decision 2015: 24th Ward Candidates Debate are at:http://cltv.com/2015/03/24/decision-2015-24th-ward-candidates-debate/

  • Thanks for responding, Sir Sel. I definitely believe that sanitation should be a priority, but I don't think that's all a candidate should be selling. I'd rather see what his/her plan is for moving the community forward, with business, infrastructure and amenities for its residents, and as for that particular...

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    Thanks for responding, Sir Sel. I definitely believe that sanitation should be a priority, but I don't think that's all a candidate should be selling. I'd rather see what his/her plan is for moving the community forward, with business, infrastructure and amenities for its residents, and as for that particular candidate, I haven't seen it yet, and I would urge you to look deeper as well.

    I've seen the turnaround of many areas: West Loop, South Loop, the convention center, and I can't recall that the charge was led by a massive cleanup, rather a comprehensive plan for the area to bring development in which beautification was included.

    Mr. Scott, Jr has been with the Chicago Park District for many years, and those parks (specifically the smaller ones in the ward) are a real mess, and based on that record his promises to clean the ward can't really be trusted. Parks are the cornerstone of communities, as well as its schools--many of which are attached to parks and controlled by the district.

    I agree with you on one thing though- if WE (the residents) can't do anything else WE should be cleaning up our community. It's refreshing to see community programs that are geared towards this cause and I hope to see many of our neighbors get involved. That work starts with them, but I'd like to see the ward leadership tackle the bigger issues.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Keep representing your point of view, although I don't share your understanding of how to get started with economic development.
    The areas immediately connected to the influence of the loop didn't have to contend with the degrading, demeaning damage of trash and debris as in our communities.
    Those areas offered...

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    Keep representing your point of view, although I don't share your understanding of how to get started with economic development.
    The areas immediately connected to the influence of the loop didn't have to contend with the degrading, demeaning damage of trash and debris as in our communities.
    Those areas offered more of an investment worthy appearance, which I feel is hampering our ability to attract businesses and employment opportunities. There is power and stability in a clean, healthy environment.
    Please understand that position is not limited to the physical appearance. That's why I constantly stress the cleaning process starts from the inside...............OUT.
    Some of the people, who are calling the shots, regarding the trash in our community, live in some of the more pristine areas of Chicago and represent some of best dressed elected officials at city hall. Look at Ed Burke, the filthiest demon inspired creature in local government.
    Keep writing.

Mar 19

Updated 5 days ago

State Rep. Arthur Turner Jr. wants to Speak Effectively for the Community, in Springfield

Many organizations receive grants yearly producing no measureable outcomes.

Some organizations need to be cut. There are over 100 not for profit organizations and over 100 churches in Lawndale according to a written article by Valerie Lenard, 2012. Looking around the Lawndale community one wouldn't know these organization exists. The communities in Lawndale have board up buildings, garbage spread throughout, vacant lots, homeless and people sitting/standing on corners and around liquor stores, most of all, to many food pantries. Which...

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Many organizations receive grants yearly producing no measureable outcomes.

Some organizations need to be cut. There are over 100 not for profit organizations and over 100 churches in Lawndale according to a written article by Valerie Lenard, 2012. Looking around the Lawndale community one wouldn't know these organization exists. The communities in Lawndale have board up buildings, garbage spread throughout, vacant lots, homeless and people sitting/standing on corners and around liquor stores, most of all, to many food pantries. Which organization can honestly say their program has benefit the community to its fullest capacity? Not one, moreover, these organization can't say they have maximize every dollars spent without waste. I dare to say these organizations directors exist to pay themselves and, not help the very ones they receive funds to assist, especially if they don't live in the Lawndale community.
There is not one organization that host day centers in Lawndale. If people had day centers where they could come together and congregate, putting their minds together creating opportunities to become self-sufficient and self-reliant and having support systems it would be legitimate reasons to fight for cuts the governor has implemented.

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    If I don't have the date correct to when Valerie Lenard' published the article mention, regarding how many "organizations and churches" exist in Lawndale, I believe she would be more than happy to back up her written article.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Ineffective community programs? Where? Show me who they are. Although facetious, I am very serious. I am very familiar with community programs that represent a good front and that's all.
    Going back to the seventies, when I entered this vicious, unthankful calling to help us do something about the condition...

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    Ineffective community programs? Where? Show me who they are. Although facetious, I am very serious. I am very familiar with community programs that represent a good front and that's all.
    Going back to the seventies, when I entered this vicious, unthankful calling to help us do something about the condition of our communities and use limited resources to effectively address social ills.
    I have been amazed at the number of groups and the number of brick and mortar churches whose seemingly single purpose is to "be" and nothing else.
    Has anyone got any idea how much money has been literally poured into the housing market in North Lawndale to rehabilitate again and again the structures? Millions, millions and more millions is the answer. Why? Because we, as a people will absolutely tear up a brick.
    Look at all of these vacant lots in North Lawndale and through-out the city.
    Managing multi-family housing shouldn't be seen a social program; it's a business.
    If the business of owning and managing multi-family buildings is a success, social concerns can, in part, be addressed by the owners of the properties.
    I am a part of Kwanzaa Accountability Group whose single purpose is to hold each group the members are affiliated with accountable for their propose mission in the community.
    Representative Turner, you should consider creating a vehicle like this for all of us to see who is who and who is doing what.
    I am a founding board member of the Lawndale Amachi Mentoring Program that has an empirical history of seven fruitful years of serving the youth of North Lawndale whose parent(s) is incarcerated. Huge, huge problem.
    That's one of the reasons I am feverishly committed to cleaning up our environment, because many of our mentees' parent(s) are or were influenced by the physical state of their community.
    There is an abundance of evidence claiming we are a product of our environment. Check us out LAMP at WWW.CHICAGOLAMP.ORG

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Mar 16

Updated 6 days ago

Public Trash Cans

Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes,...

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Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes, not that we don't try. I don't understand the mentality of people that litter. Are they not disgusted by how trashy the neighborhood looks? I figure at least if there are places to put trash then something might start to change.

So I'm going to put in a request with my alderman this week, but that's not always the best solution. Does anyone know of any other ways to reach out, and make this happen?

Also, don't turn this thread into a whine fest about the alderman, government, lazy neighbors, etc. Problems and hurdles can be overcome.

Mar 18

Updated 6 days ago

Right to thrive zone!! Great Idea

Emanuel,is touting a right to thrive zone. He intends to develop the underserved neighborhoods in Chicago and bring back jobs. It will help businesses return to these blighted areas by giving special tax breaks or credits. It's' about time the Democrats make some serious efforts to save Chicago neighborhood that are wastelands.

There have been lots of promises in the past. Let's hope this is the real deal.

Mar 25

Updated 6 days ago

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for covering this important story, Neighborhood Scribe!!!

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Mar 24

Cheyney Group Marketing: GoDaddy's IPO to raise $418m

Web registrar GoDaddy has announced plans to make an Initial Public Offering (IPO) that will raise them USD 418 million and increase their market capitalization to almost USD 3 billion.

GoDaddy has filed for an IPO last year with the "GDDY" ticker symbol but it has yet to set an exact date for the IPO. The internet company based in Arizona which offers webhosting and domain registration has updated its filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to Cheyney Group Marketing.

Mar 21

Updated Mar 24

Nice and Clean

So nice to see everyone out cleaning up on my block. Our block looks great>

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If your alley is a mess, send kyle.smith@cityofchicago.org an email and ask that the regular garbage guys rake the entire alley. Ask that the regular crew lift the lids of blue carts and empty them if they have regular garbage in them,
    instead of waiting for the blue crews to...

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    If your alley is a mess, send kyle.smith@cityofchicago.org an email and ask that the regular garbage guys rake the entire alley. Ask that the regular crew lift the lids of blue carts and empty them if they have regular garbage in them,
    instead of waiting for the blue crews to tag with a yellow sticker...and wair for the next wk (or) never pick up of the blue cart full of regular garbage.

    A reminder email early the day of garbage pickup or the day before will let him know the job is not complete.

    He can get your alley cleaner...so you don't do the job for the guy who is paid to do.the job. U can plant some stuff, have a bbq w/ neighbors...and enjoy your block.

    The Thanks to neighbors is a nice jesture. Sounds like things have improved on your block Seth. You are a good leader/catalist for positive channge.

    Keep holding city workers accountable here until they do as good a job as Depaul and Lincoln Park get!

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    This has nothing to do with an alley. Or, getting city services. It is about my block and my appreciation for neighbors cleaning up.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Brother Barney, this is about an alley (all alleys) and city services, as it relates to the way your block looking. I speaks to the truth that some people really care about their environment and the quality of life they enjoy.
    Your block is the example that my mission and purpose of cleaning up represents. Thanks for sharing your picture and any other photos that you are comfortable sending.

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Mar 23

Updated Mar 24

Rahm being bankrolled by Republican millionaires

Conservative Republican Ken Griffin donated $1 million to Rahm Emmanuel's campaign. This is who he is beholden too, not the residents of East Garfield Park, unless you donated the same amount.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD1nPrLAy9k

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    He also gets donations from Democrats. There are Republicans in this city and they know the Democrats always win. Who the heck are they going to support? They'll choose the one they think best represents their views. Republicans are generally--with the exception of George Bush ;-) -- fiscal conservatives. Between Garcia and Emanuel the choice for a fiscal conservative is obvious. I'm sure Republicans gave to the Daley's and Jane Byrne and on and on.

Mar 24

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