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What's Happening With the Whitney Young Library

Our  mayor Rahm Emmanuel has decided that the Chicago Public Library is expendable , he has proposed closing some libraries and has reduced the hours they are open. In 2008 , the City of Chicago Council approved the overhaul of the Whitney Young Library, at 79th King Drive, that served the Chatham, Park Manor, Avalon Park, Chesterfield and West Chatham communities. 

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Stop Voting....2

*The state of our community is too critical for us to continue doing what we have always done*

We must stop voting for bright ideas with no plan.
We must stop voting for the person on television
We must stop voting for our soror or fraternity brother
We must stop voting to get election time gifts (contracts, streets fixed, seasonal jobs)

We have an opportunity to take control of our city council, take control of our Board of Education and...

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*The state of our community is too critical for us to continue doing what we have always done*

We must stop voting for bright ideas with no plan.
We must stop voting for the person on television
We must stop voting for our soror or fraternity brother
We must stop voting to get election time gifts (contracts, streets fixed, seasonal jobs)

We have an opportunity to take control of our city council, take control of our Board of Education and take control of our community, but only if we elect candidates citywide, that understand how to organize a community network, inform and mobilize the community into a power base, and how to use that Power base to make things happen.

POWER not Permission

  • Read you bio and see that you are for deadbeats not being evicted when they don't pay rent.....sorry, as a rental property owner in Ward 21, your signs will not be on the lawn there.

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    Thanks for reading Casey. My issue is with the banks that committed crimes, crimes that yielded no jail time for any of the CEO's, but instead required them to pay billions in fines, which did little to nothing to help those that they scammed out of their homes. So, yes...

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    Thanks for reading Casey. My issue is with the banks that committed crimes, crimes that yielded no jail time for any of the CEO's, but instead required them to pay billions in fines, which did little to nothing to help those that they scammed out of their homes. So, yes I feel for victims of an unfair foreclosure court system and shady lenders that capitalized off of unsustainable loans, TARP and legal fees that caused many to give in instead of fight for their homes. As Alderman, my job will be to Inform and Educate, so the constituents of the 21st ward can make sound and educated decisions for the community, whether I agree with them or not. I represent the peoples wants and the policy the people support, not my own. Again, thank you for reading.

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Stop Voting.....

Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
When I become Alderman I am going to clean this empty lot!
When I become Alderman I am going to reopen the electrician class at Simeon!
Really? How? These candidates speak as though their mere presence in City Hall with their bright ideas will make city council sit, bark and roll over! None of these candidates have offered a plan...

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Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
When I become Alderman I am going to clean this empty lot!
When I become Alderman I am going to reopen the electrician class at Simeon!
Really? How? These candidates speak as though their mere presence in City Hall with their bright ideas will make city council sit, bark and roll over! None of these candidates have offered a plan to make their bright ideas REALITY, but it's not their fault.
These candidates are only doing what they have seen work for Alderman, after Alderman, after Alderman for decades. Offer bright ideas, get in front of cameras and profess your outrage, create a headline and the people will vote for you.
The only way to make things happen in City Hall is to organize the votes in your community into a voting bloc! This is the only thing City Hall fears, respects and reacts to, other than dollars. The truly powerful aldermen know this. The truly powerful aldermen know that if they organize and direct the votes in their wards, department heads will listen, mayors will listen, state representatives will listen, and not only do they listen, but they move when that voting bloc says move.
Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward AWAY from Rahm Emanuel. NOW, after exercising the POWER of that voting bloc, everybody listens!!
Instead of doing the hard work of organizing a power base by organizing a voting bloc that will demand fear, respect and action, these candidates talk about their bright ideas and expect to enter city hall and ask better, or ask more forcefully, or ask the right person.

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Updated 6 days ago

multiple street lights out

the street lights are out between 87th king drive to 87th saint lawrence ave.

Jul 23

The 9 Best Vegan Restaurants In Chicago

Original Soul Vegetarian is located at 205 E. 75th St.

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

Amitabul is located at 6207 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago Raw is located in The French Market (131 N. Clinton St.).

B’Gabs is located at The Experimental Station [6100 S. Blackstone Ave. (Green Door)]

Upton’s Natural is located at 2054 W. Grand Ave.

Delicious Cafe is located at 3827 N. Lincoln Ave..

Karyn's on Green is located at 130 S. Green St.

The Chicago Diner is located at 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 3411 N. Halsted St.

The Chicago Diner is located at 2333 N. Milwaukee Ave. and 3411 N. Halsted St.

Uru Swati is located at 2629 W. Devon Ave.

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The 87th Street Circus

A local business has incensed residents with there advertising. Krispy Krunchy Chicken has hired an individual to put on a chicken suit and strut in the middle of 87th Street. I received the following from a concerned citizen

KRISTY CHICKEN AND SEAFOOD

On Monday, June 16, 2014, I stopped in Kristy Chicken and Seafood located on 87th Street and the Dan Ryan in order to speak with the manager of the establishment. I kindly introduced myself and explained my reason...

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A local business has incensed residents with there advertising. Krispy Krunchy Chicken has hired an individual to put on a chicken suit and strut in the middle of 87th Street. I received the following from a concerned citizen

KRISTY CHICKEN AND SEAFOOD

On Monday, June 16, 2014, I stopped in Kristy Chicken and Seafood located on 87th Street and the Dan Ryan in order to speak with the manager of the establishment. I kindly introduced myself and explained my reason for speaking with him. I proceeded by explaining that I feel that there must be a better way of advertising for their store. I told him that having a black man in a chicken costume dancing and jigging in the middle of 87th street for his store was offensive to me and the black community. I told him that this effigy isn't who we are as black people in this community and said, “I’m sure you don’t have a man of your ethic race in a chicken costume dancing in the middle of the street where you live.” The manager of the store shook his head in agreement to indicate that they don’t have this act of buffoonery in his neighborhood. He told me that he would share my concerns with the owner. I also told him that if this dog and pony show doesn't stop immediately that I will call for a boycott on his store and to please inform the owner.

Brothers and sisters, have we become so immune to stuff in our community that what we see no longer affects us anymore? Or have we become so inundated with so much mess that our mess has become our normal? As long as I live in this neighborhood I will continue to say the words of the James Brown, “Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud.” What about you? We cannot continue to allow this debacle to take over our community and we say nothing about it.

The struggle continues………….

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    Facts are rhetoric ?? The entire community isnt running around talking about a violence epidemic ? Bucket boys is high on your PRIORITY list with 92% youth and 50% overall unemployment ? I'll be at the meeting tonight

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Updated Jul 18

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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