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Oppose HB 1739 and HB 5395 Call your State Rep Today!

HB 1739 is an ill conceived gambling bill with no community benefits agreement in place to end joblessness and monitor corruption if passed. B. Rita Chief Sponsor should redo this legislation. HB 5395 is also ill conceived only M. Davis and B. Rita stand to gain an economic benefit from its passage and violates the Public Official Ethics Act.

The HB 5395 Allows outside security forces to evict Homeowners and Tenants who are fighting Bank Fraud that is taking tax...

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HB 1739 is an ill conceived gambling bill with no community benefits agreement in place to end joblessness and monitor corruption if passed. B. Rita Chief Sponsor should redo this legislation. HB 5395 is also ill conceived only M. Davis and B. Rita stand to gain an economic benefit from its passage and violates the Public Official Ethics Act.

The HB 5395 Allows outside security forces to evict Homeowners and Tenants who are fighting Bank Fraud that is taking tax dollars away from Cook County. Removal of the winter eviction clause is not sufficient. The Sheriff of Cook County does the job legally and must remain as chief law enforcement personnel to avoid civil rights litigation as Chicago is the only target of this bill. Enough is enough! Our state officials should be working on job creation bills, and pension reform not self enrichment. Call your state representative of your district today and oppose both bills.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    Gaming bill has no community benefits to combat joblessness or corruption. Rep B. Rita Chief Sponsor should retool this one.

    Also Bank Fraud takes homeowners and tosses out tenants leaving behind abandon property that forces decline in adjacent property values. Forces the city to pay for cleanup/vandals, etc. meanwhile the...

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    Gaming bill has no community benefits to combat joblessness or corruption. Rep B. Rita Chief Sponsor should retool this one.

    Also Bank Fraud takes homeowners and tosses out tenants leaving behind abandon property that forces decline in adjacent property values. Forces the city to pay for cleanup/vandals, etc. meanwhile the banks get richer through the fees from foreclosure insurance.

    County loses property tax revenue. Banks that got the property do not pay one thin dime to the County. Many homes never finalize the sale so Bank gets the insurance fees backed by our government.Bank doesn't have to be accountable. Oh, Banks are back to Robo Signing again even after the Atty.General Settlement.

    There is no statistical evidence that HB5395 is needed nor why HB5395 is not targeting all counties in Cook.Chicago is the only target! It's not coincidence that Rep B.Rita and M.Davis are sponsors. They have property should be careful "when taking on issues that they have a direct financial interest."...Sun Times.

    Background checks before allowing anyone to rent is necessary not only for rent but for personal safety. Failure to do so leads to you seeing so called ma and pa landlords. There are not many. Based on 80,000 est. Foreclosures in Cook County these landlords are speculators and lawyers for Banks stealing property and evicting Homeowners.

    Helping Banks out by using our state reps who own property to enrich themselves violates the state public official ethics act. But if you don't mind this type of conduct and its ok to see seniors and homeowners get a raw deal than guess you may not understand what Occupy was all about. You are entitled to your opinion but give us some facts.

    See this article "Eviction Bill deserves to get kicked to the curb" see http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/26748534-452/eviction-bill-deserves-to-get-kicked-to-the-curb-brown.html.

    -Oppose Gaming bill SB1739 and HB5395. Call your state representative today!.

  • I take it you have not been in the court room of Shellie Hayes, or Carl Walker or any of the other judges on the 12th floor of the Daley center who routinely leave ma and pas holding the bag for deadbeats.
    What does it matter if the reps also...

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    I take it you have not been in the court room of Shellie Hayes, or Carl Walker or any of the other judges on the 12th floor of the Daley center who routinely leave ma and pas holding the bag for deadbeats.
    What does it matter if the reps also own property ? They are not above or BELOW the law and it is their right to introduce legislation.
    And requiring background checks, that's fine, but then you will be the first to cry foul when the cost is passed on to the tenant . or try to sue when a tenant is denied a apartment based on the results of the check.

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Mar 22

Updated 25 hours ago

Summer help

I am wondering if there is any pool of resources for young people who are going to be out of school soon and would like to earn a little money helping out with gardening and household chores. I do not have children and do not know resources available for reliable teens or Tweens.

  • Contact local boy scout troop usually at a church.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    Contact local churches in the area that may have youth funds for this purpose.

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Chicago Public Schools Sprink Break 4/14-4/18

Reminder: There is no school for all Chicago Public School students Monday 4/14-Friday 4/18. All Chicago Park District parks are open as well as there are other options 

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    Chicago Park District is offering Spring Camps Check with your local park

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  • Maria G 50 year Chatham Resident

    I was going to Lem's today for BBQ to eat while watching the Bulls' final regular season game tonight. I have to make other plans!

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    Maria gave up pork for lent but Lem's last meal was good but then caught the flu don't think it was connected Now they fail their inspection, What gives? How will we know their failures are corrected?

Apr 08

Updated 30 hours ago

Rodent at Target

While at Target at 8560 S Cottage Grove today (4/8/14 6 pm), I saw a mouse run out of aisle 25 and under a cooler.:-(

  • Maria G 50 year Chatham Resident

    I have contacted Target for various reasons. They are slow to respond, if at all. However, I still shop there, as well as Walmart, Walgreen's, Pete's Produce and Chatham foods. Supporting the community is a must!
    You are correct when you state "sometimes individuals have motives" and make questionable posts on social media. Thankfully I am not one to act in such a manner.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    thank you for your report. As customers we need to know if there is a problem. Personally shop at the Target on 119th due to indifferent service and upkeep of the Target at 87th Wondered how long the management would keep up the store. The management at 119th should retrain...

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    thank you for your report. As customers we need to know if there is a problem. Personally shop at the Target on 119th due to indifferent service and upkeep of the Target at 87th Wondered how long the management would keep up the store. The management at 119th should retrain staff at 87th. You would see a great improvement in cleanliness and service and store upkeep. Just want to be treated as if my dollars do matter. Not suspicious of your motives either. You just voicing your concerns. Each need to be weighed not dissected. Call the Dept..of Public Health. There is food in the store.

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What are we doing to stop Domestic Violence?

Please donate to shelters of your choice and assist young families
to stop domestic violence in our community. Or visit your local district police station
talk to community policing for referrals. it is an epidemic in our community.
Violence Prevention must start in the home in order to stop Violence in our Streets!.

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Prepping For Seniors for Their Englewood Prom

rom is one of the most biggest moments for most high school seniors! The dancing, the partying, announcement of prom king and queen and then there is the prom photo!

Taking a good prom photo for the yearbook, your kids to look back on and great memories is what goes down in history.

The gals of UGE were on hand at the Prom With A Purpose Event hosted by the 7th District Chicago Police Department this past Saturday to show the young ladies the Do’s and Don’t's on how to apply your make-up.

To get the full scoop on the Do's and Don't visit the link below
http://www.urbangirlessentials.com/steps-to-a-successful-prom/

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Dukes Lounge: Is it Going to Become the Next Laristo's

I believe that Bars, Lounges and nightclubs have their place in our community. But as former promoter,DJ and wine & spirit salesman the first thing I always learned was RESPONSIBILITY. You are responsible for the way you promote, controlling the room,safety of consumers and following the law. Several years ago, Laristo's on 75th street downgraded their crowd and bedlam broke out and a shooting took place and patrons were injured and nearby businesses were damaged.

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Chicago State University Spring Continuing Education Class Catalog

Chicago State University Spring Continuing Education 6 Week Session Starting April 26, 2014

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6th Ward Clean and Green

Saturday April 26, 2014 is Chicago's Citywide Clean and Green.

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Mar 30

Updated Apr 01

William "Dock" Walls

As we grapple with the task of developing a plan and path to victory over Rahm we have to observe and document those things which may be key. As I said previously, never again will a Mayoral challenger be able to sneak up on the Machine and the Media. We cannot wait until the last minute to try and compete with a Machine that has been in existence since the early 50s and is arguably the most powerful political machine...

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As we grapple with the task of developing a plan and path to victory over Rahm we have to observe and document those things which may be key. As I said previously, never again will a Mayoral challenger be able to sneak up on the Machine and the Media. We cannot wait until the last minute to try and compete with a Machine that has been in existence since the early 50s and is arguably the most powerful political machine in the world. Thus, the sooner we begin the process to identify the people’s candidate for Mayor, the better our chances of winning become.

The people of Chicago will register and vote in lockstep if they are convinced that victory is possible. Otherwise the people will continue to ask, “What’s the use.” All of the media and machine ploys will become irrelevant if the people collectively decide to support the people’s candidate.

Because of the structure and dynamics of Chicago elections, to run for Mayor, an incumbent Aldermen would have to give up their traditionally safe seat, which carries with it influence, control of Ward menu money, and other perks. Not only would a Chicago Alderman have to risk their own job and mega salary, they would have to put the jobs of their staff at risk. Those Ward salaries total appx $1 million per year. Consequently, not only has that not happened, it is not likely to happen in the foreseeable future.

Even a well connected ex-Alderman is unlikely to run for Mayor. Chicago politics is fueled by deals. To get such a candidate out of the race, the Mayor would agree to hire or employ that Alderman’s staff, and take care of their friends and supporters.

  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    Mr. Thomas alderman have one vote in city council,(Did you really think I was advocating for the mobilization of the disenfranchised masses to get an alderman to vote for their choice for mayor?) The alderman has the opportunity and indeed the responsibility to stridently advocate for improvement in the quality...

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    Mr. Thomas alderman have one vote in city council,(Did you really think I was advocating for the mobilization of the disenfranchised masses to get an alderman to vote for their choice for mayor?) The alderman has the opportunity and indeed the responsibility to stridently advocate for improvement in the quality of life for their constituents.

    Had you considered the whole controversy concerning Rahm's residency was a fixed fight, engineered by his camp as a way to introduce him as a "Rocky" styled challenger in the eyes of the vast majority of citizens, particularly Whites, that knew nothing about him. I was having lunch at Manny's during the campaign and was sitting next to a group of elderly Whites.They saw him as a man who was standing up for his rights and he was really giving it to those people that were trying to stop him. You might not believe it, but a lot of Whites are still attracted to the notion of a Great White Hope; even as their lives disintegrate, they take comfort in the notion that a tough White man is in control. Before you come with, "The law says...," Let me remind you at one time, the law said Black people were slaves. To me, if I left Chicago to work in Washington for the president, I should be able to come back home and continue to enjoy all the rights and privileges of a resident. That's a real easy argument to make.

    I haven't heard "Chump change" used in many years. I have to ask, are you 50 plus, over weight and lamenting the fact that you were not one of the "Cool cats" back in your day. An alderman makes a good salary, but the good work his does for his constituents is the issue. Doc Walls or any politician might be able to serve as an adviser to whom ever replaces them. The new official takes office, not to rule over, but rather serve the people that vote them in. The hour is late to be thinking in terms of seniority, we have to make a drastic change in course, the ship of state is sinking fast.
    Government or governance?

    peace

  • You have not heard chump change in years ? Wake up Rip Van Winkle. Or have you been smoking too much weed to discern what you hear ?

    Nevertheless, the "cool cats" (now that is a phrase from a time capsule).... are now pretty much like yourself after years of...

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    You have not heard chump change in years ? Wake up Rip Van Winkle. Or have you been smoking too much weed to discern what you hear ?

    Nevertheless, the "cool cats" (now that is a phrase from a time capsule).... are now pretty much like yourself after years of weed, pot, herb, Bo, smoking... too brain addled to know much of anything. Sorry "brush" (that's a Shaq reference in case you are not familiar), barking up the wrong tree here.

    And actually, the whole court case thing WAS a ploy.... it kept Rahm from debating issues because so many weeks were spent on the residency issue... he could just spend his time going to 95th street el stations and the home depot on 87th and the Ryan greeting Negros who were glad to meet someone sent by Mr. Obama to fix the city.

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Say No to HB 4075 and Let Ridesharing Continue in Chicago

A bill before the Illinois House of Representatives, House Bill 4075, would impose restrictions on ridesharing statewide – but really would only affect Chicago, the only Illinois city where ridesharing services operate. - See more at: http://illinoispolicy.org/the-6-worst-things-about-illinois-proposed-ridesharing-law/#sthash.4xTujoDO.dpuf

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    What is ridesharing? Is that like renting a limo? And does that include vans like those free vans from your hotel?
    Sorry I just don't know too much about this.

  • Ridesharing services in Chicago such as Uber,Lyft and Sidecar match individuals or groups with drivers through internet, text messages or smartphone apps. The services charge a fee based on the distance and time spent in drivers car. Currently, the services only operate in Chicago and no where else in Chicago. The taxi industry has engaged in a negative ad campaign in an attempt to discredit ridesharing

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