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Drug Stash House

How do you report a stash house when no one listens?

  • Thanks Yvonne, I will do that also...I just have to be extremely discreet.

  • That's right! You can remain anonymous while also providing as much information as possible.

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Rhymefest to be honored at Black History Month event

Building Blocks Learning Academy will host its annual Black History Month program at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. King Drive, and will honor Grammy and Oscar-award musician and Chatham resident Che "Rhymefest" Smith and state Sen. Jackie Collins.

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Winners and losers in Mayor Rahm's TIF game

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most...

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It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most of the aldermen buckled under pressure from the boss.
Still, I don't see last Wednesday's vote as a total loss. Think of it this way—Aldermen Scott Waguespack, Robert Fioretti, Rick Munoz, Toni Foulkes, and their progressive colleagues smoked out the mayor's loyalists, forcing them to concede that they'd rather let Emanuel squander millions than adequately fund the public schools. So at least we know where everyone stands—the boss is first, the kids come last. He not only strong-armed the aldermen into abandoning whatever principles they might have, but also commanded them to read from the talking points his aides conveniently distributed. Other aldermen defended the TIF program. I can understand why Alderman Burnett's so effusive about tax increment financing. One of the program's central flaws is that it favors gentrifying wards, like his, over poor ones.
Thus, the program that's intended to help the poorest of the poor neighborhoods largely benefits richer ones, like the near-west- and near-north-side communities Alderman Burnett represents. Through 2010, the city spent about $197 million in TIF dollars on various projects in the 27th
This article was written in the Reader on 11/22/2013

Ward. In contrast, the city spent about $7.9 million in Alderman Anthony Beale's far poorer south-side 9th Ward. Those who got, get more. And those who don't got, get the shaft.
It's pretty sad that the mayor's most dependable TIF supporters represent the wards that fare the worst in this ongoing scam.

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21st Ward: The Saddest Race for Election 2015

The 21st ward borders the 6th ward with the Dan Ryan expressway being the dividing line for the most part. As part of the remap a small portion of Chatham residents will be 21st ward residents as of 2/24/15. For most 6th ward residents the retail corridor from 83rd -87th state to Stewart is the biggest concern you have about the 21st ward.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    I think it is pitiful that at least two of the candidates do not even know the boundaries of the ward, including the pothole lady. I have received literature from them even though I do not live in the ward.....

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End of Campaign Mailers and Door Hangers for Alderman Roderick Sawyer

Back to Back mailers came from Alderman Roderick Sawyer this week.

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Updated Feb 21

WATCH: A public forum with 6th ward aldermanic candidates

Election day is coming up - but it's never too late to learn about the candidates on the ballot. Watch the video from a forum organized by SEIU Local 73 – Communities Organized to Win at: http://ow.ly/Je2Hk

  • RAGE-Resident Association of Greater Englewood Residents united for positive change!

    Hi Jeff, it is very evident from this assumption that you are truly out of touch with the happenings in Englewood and is definitely out of touch with the work of RAGE. I guess if you are only watching from the outside or staring at a PC you would make a comment like that. Thanks for your comment on this post, as it is as bias as the other comments you've shared on everyblock. Have a good weekend!

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Hmmmm...if I am staring at a PC, what does that say about you hanging around to respond to every post ?

Feb 20

6th Ward Aldermanic Race: Endorsement Roundup Updated

There is a debate on whether endorsements mean anything. Some claim endorsements don't mean votes and some believe that the only endorsements that count are those where the organization commits money and/or manpower.Here is a roundup of the endorsements

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Seniors enjoy a Bingo game with 6th ward aldermanic candidate Richard Wooten

A group of seniors from the 6th Ward said they had a good time Thursday at a Bingo game hosted by Richard Wooten, a 6th ward aldermanic candidate.

Hanging out with seniors is nothing new for Wooten, who is also a 21-year veteran Chicago police officer. The associate pastor regularly host movie night for Chatham seniors and said once elected he plans to host my senior activities.

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    I am with Oak Street Health. We are always looking for ways to connect with Senior Groups. Please call me at 708-824-9171.

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Updated Feb 20

Early voting is available until Feb. 21

Sixth Ward residents make sure you get to the polls and vote to reelect Alderman Roderick T. Sawyer. Chicago, at this point, cannot afford on-the-job training in any ward

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Rod Sawyer being the poster child of how a ward sinks when a rookie takes the helm (punked out on ward remap, doesn't know how much salt is on hand, anti-Rahm to the extreme with disastrous impact on the ward...). The 6th ward has a severe case of buyers remorse and can correct that on Tuesday.

    Plus anyone that aligns themselves with a domestic violence abuser of women is very suspect in my book.

  • Glenn in 60619 Concerned citizen and independent journalist

    So according to your logic Mr Janulis the incumbent is supposed to remain the incumbent forever. The previous alderman and her predecessor had their first terms in office as Rid Sawyer does now. I would strongly suggest you travel throughout the ward more and take notice of the scores, if...

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    So according to your logic Mr Janulis the incumbent is supposed to remain the incumbent forever. The previous alderman and her predecessor had their first terms in office as Rid Sawyer does now. I would strongly suggest you travel throughout the ward more and take notice of the scores, if not hundreds of infrastructure improvements involving sidewalks, curb cuts, street lights, etc. The retail corridor the alderman has been working on will enhance the quality of life for countless residents.
    Despite your highly personal problems with the alderman, take heart that you too will benefit from his re-election

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    So according to your logic, "Rid" deserves credit for spending the Menu Money ? A trained seal or even a newspaper editor could do the same thing.

    As for the incumbent staying in office, "Forever"...they should remain until a better alternative comes along, in the case of ward 6, that...

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    So according to your logic, "Rid" deserves credit for spending the Menu Money ? A trained seal or even a newspaper editor could do the same thing.

    As for the incumbent staying in office, "Forever"...they should remain until a better alternative comes along, in the case of ward 6, that didn't happen. The people of the 8th, 34th and 9th ward get it...the people of ward 6, still thinking they are bougie, are suffering from them being so smart as to turn out an incumbent with seniority...that is why most black wards are in the state they are in, black alderman have a hard time getting seniority because black folk think they so smart and turn them out before they can get seniority and committee chairmanships, save for the three previously mentioned.
    "Rid" will never be a committee chair and always be on the outside yapping and looking in....and the people of the ward will suffer as a consequence....with little "benefit" inuring to me and others.

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Alderman Sawyer Mailer #4

Alderman Sawyer mailer #4 courtesy of SEIU.

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U.S. Sen. Roland Burris to be honored at Black History Month celebration

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris, a longtime Chatham resident, will be among four community stakeholders honored for their ongoing community service work at a Black History Month celebration from noon to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 at New Life Covenant Church (annex), 7757 S. Greenwood Ave., and the public is invited.

The nonprofit Gathering Points Community Council, whose executive director is 6th Ward aldermanic candidate Richard Wooten, is sponsoring the event that will also honor 10 students from the 6th Ward for their academic achievements as part of an annual Black History Month celebration.

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