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Traffic Study could have avoided this mess!

The Charter School that was built in the industrial Zone near 47th and Kildare is a traffic tragedy!Did they actually think this through? I live two blocks away on Kolin and there are days when i misplaced schoolt takes ten minutes to get onto 47th from 49th street. Big decisions are made without examining the impact. Alderman Burke had said several times at the Archer Heights Civic Association meeting that nothing would be brought to the community unless the people...

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The Charter School that was built in the industrial Zone near 47th and Kildare is a traffic tragedy!Did they actually think this through? I live two blocks away on Kolin and there are days when i misplaced schoolt takes ten minutes to get onto 47th from 49th street. Big decisions are made without examining the impact. Alderman Burke had said several times at the Archer Heights Civic Association meeting that nothing would be brought to the community unless the people want it! I dont recall being asked if we wanted a huge school placed in our neighborhood that effects the quality of life of all of us.So what is the Aldermans plan for getting input from his constituients? Ive never been informed of a committe that looks at these things Have you?
its time to hold the Alderman accountable for his decisions. We need to make more demands of him and his staff to responsibly seek input from the community.especially when he is spending our tax dollar without a careful examination of its impact..like the UNO charter school's traffic debacle!
How about holding a TIF illumination to show the neighborhood exactly where our money has gone? The Civics Lab has all the information already. tom tresser will charge a small fee to present al the info. I know that Ald. B will not expose this information. Ive already asked and he sent me a link to a website that does not even work!

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    I remember when the past president of the AHCA strongly supported UNO, including arguing for it at the meetings and in the news letters. It was a time when many blindly followed the lead of the AHCA. It was Burke after all (when not Madigan or Zalewski) Once I find my copy of the local paper showing the president, vice and others of the AHCA proudly standing with Burke & others at the opening of UNO, I'll attach it here. Meanwhile, ...

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Opinion-UNO-Charters-Troubles-Just-Dont-Seem-to-Stop-273972281.html

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Would say a 10-20% traffic reduction along 47th st between Cicero & Pulaski help?

    Easy, build a bicycle path along the I55 (Stevenson Expy) Ship & Sanitary Corridor from Harlem to Halsted and watch large numbers of commuters (and UNO students) eagerly choose to instead ride their bicycles.

    And I'm...

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    Would say a 10-20% traffic reduction along 47th st between Cicero & Pulaski help?

    Easy, build a bicycle path along the I55 (Stevenson Expy) Ship & Sanitary Corridor from Harlem to Halsted and watch large numbers of commuters (and UNO students) eagerly choose to instead ride their bicycles.

    And I'm not even an elected official on the SW-side. Maybe in the future (4 years). Until then, whoever is the next SW-side aldermen, feel free to take this idea and claim it as your own. Nice work Alderman __?__ (fill in the blank). The rush is on for the first 23rd ward candidate to put out campaign literature featuring a bicycle in the background. Someone please send me a copy!

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Girl, 16, reported missing in Archer Heights

Valeria Barcenas was last seen in the 5000 block of South Karlov, according to a missing person alert from Area Central detectives.

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Cops: Girl, 16, missing from Archer Heights neighborhood

She is missing from the 5000 block of South Karlov Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood, according to the alert.

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Updated Sep 21

Zalewski Crook

Me take lesson Chuck Hughes! Chuck Hughes Tardo Lika Me! Chuch Highrs Win! Zalewski crook!?!

  • Stand4truth Property owner

    Yep...Lynnchex..there's certainly more! That's why I've been saying, "do your homework on all the candidates!" Both incumbent and wannabes. Public records are a beautiful thing, you just need to look.

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    Zalewski needs to go! A fact is he went Bankrupt because he gambles. A fact I want to know is if a "wannabe" or challenger (if we are speaking facts)Paulino Villareal got fired from Sheriffs Department? What do you think Chuck Hughes?

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Updated Sep 21

Response to SW Post on Zalewski Flyer

Joan,

In response to http://www.swchicagopost.com/2014/09/help-wanted-alderman-with-brains.html?m=1

You grow a back bone and show the flyer instead of your opinions and do what any good reporter would do and tell all the facts.

Zalewski is using tax money to feed his pockets.

You seem to stay idol when it comes to Zalewski.

Report on his bankruptcy, gambling addiction, and what a crappy Alderman he is.

You are not here to be pious, but to report all news,

For all those that have not seen the flyer it's attached.

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Question for Chuck Hughes?

What do you think about Paulino Villareal being fired from Sheriffs office?

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Help send a message to Machine Politicians!

Chicago Machine Politics Has to Stop! We plan to uncover and expose the truth behind the corruption of the SW Side of Chicago Politicians & Buddies!

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DISASTER HOTLINE for the 23rdWard!

When a disaster strikes, people look for help and expect to get it from their elected officials. These past several months, we have faced cruel weather conditions where heavy rains and gusty winds left many residents with flooded basements, downed trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines and broken gas mains. Many of these conditions could be life threatening. People lost electricity, needed additional trash pick-ups, required prompt assistance to have sewers opened up, etc. It is unfortunate, that in 19...

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When a disaster strikes, people look for help and expect to get it from their elected officials. These past several months, we have faced cruel weather conditions where heavy rains and gusty winds left many residents with flooded basements, downed trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines and broken gas mains. Many of these conditions could be life threatening. People lost electricity, needed additional trash pick-ups, required prompt assistance to have sewers opened up, etc. It is unfortunate, that in 19 years of alderman Zalewski being in the office, residents have not gotten the assistance they deserve, but help is on the way.
If elected, I will create an aldermanic DISASTER HOTLINE with open phone lines, not just a recording, to assist and provide information to residents of the 23rd Ward. My aldermanic staff and I will answer phones from 6am till midnight during any emergency to provide answers, take requests and expedite outage repairs. The residents would be able to call my office to find out when electricity will be restored, downed trees cleaned up or how to get assistance in pumping water from their basements. These are issues the public deserves to be helped with. It is just the right thing to do when people need help.

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    3 of them maybe all the same person ??????"

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    Perhaps SWOldTimr and ArcherHeightsGuy is the same person too?

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Ms Goral, I like the idea of being able to report, access and receive timely information during a disaster but such services are generally available be it through Com-Ed, Chgo, FEMA, .... Having a clearing-house layer of mgmt that in my guess will say, 'call Com-ed,, heres the #" really...

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    Ms Goral, I like the idea of being able to report, access and receive timely information during a disaster but such services are generally available be it through Com-Ed, Chgo, FEMA, .... Having a clearing-house layer of mgmt that in my guess will say, 'call Com-ed,, heres the #" really does no good.

    Rather, the community services I would like to see accessible during a disaster, are pretty much the same as during happy times, just tightened up a bit. e.g.,

    1. Mobility. Getting around on a bicycle could be convenient. Power and docking info may be out for DIVVY bicycle stations but let's take that chance. Next, striped bicycle lanes that the community is already used to and a bicycle shop or two along Archer.

    2. Gathering places with tables, maybe heat, water or something warm. Independently-owned cafe's up and down Archer from Pulaski to Harlem. Cafe's are also a great place to access wifi if necessary.

    3. Independent family-run restaurants. See cafes above.

    4. Things may be cheaper at big-chain hardware stores, but it's the walkable neighborhood hardware stores that will be needed. Highlight them now and increase their on-site staff so that there are plenty for repairing window panes, ....... A note on hardware stores. I find it difficult to walk into and stay in a hardware store that has on display especially right by the cash registers (for easy cary-out) all those lawn chemicals, sprays, weed killers, .... How does staff manage to breath Scott's poisons throughout the workday. Imo, a hardware store w/o forcing a customer to be exposed to lawn chemicals is greatly appreciated.

    5. One of the first things people do immediately post a disaster is wander the streets. See Mobility and Cafes above.

    But why focus on disaster. Rather, let's focus on quality of life. See bicycles and cafes above.

    Was that you I saw at the Divvy station on Michigan & Oak?

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Updated Sep 16

Re: Was Aldermanic Candidate Paulino Villareal fired from the Sherifs Department?

Is this true?!?!

Re: Yesterday I volunteered to register new voters in Southwest Chicago. As an Hispanic Woman I found it offensive when a Caucasian Man told me, "I guess its your guys (Meaning Hispanics) turn to take over according to Paulino Villareal". He then explained to me that Mr. Villareal is a candidate for Alderman in the 23rd Ward. He told me to google a video that circulated online via social media: http://youtu.be/PMFlYdv8Wbw and then another of him answering...

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Is this true?!?!

Re: Yesterday I volunteered to register new voters in Southwest Chicago. As an Hispanic Woman I found it offensive when a Caucasian Man told me, "I guess its your guys (Meaning Hispanics) turn to take over according to Paulino Villareal". He then explained to me that Mr. Villareal is a candidate for Alderman in the 23rd Ward. He told me to google a video that circulated online via social media: http://youtu.be/PMFlYdv8Wbw and then another of him answering questions from what seems to be a reporter: http://youtu.be/D-8gXm3p9f4. The man then ranted about Mr. Villareal's losing his job as an officer for a gun related incident, abusing his power, and beating his wife. He then went off on how Mr. Villareal stated that if he were elected, he would put on a bullet proof vest, carry a gun, and patrol the streets.

Since I had never heard of this, all I could tell this man was that I would look it up. Then explained to him that I might be of Hispanic Heritage, but I am an American,educated, Tax Payer, who served my country. Then told him that Mr. Villareal does not represent most Hispanics view. We are not trying to take over!!! We have the same American Dream as the next person, no matter their background.

After watching the videos I was speechless that Mr. Villareal spoke as if he had a "Latino Manifest Destiny" to prove. So I am not sure what or who to believe. Just hope Latinos/Hispanics don't just vote for him because of his race. After all look at how Alderman Solis sold out the Latino/Hispanic community in Pilsen.

What I do know is that as a Latina/Hispanic/American/Woman/Human, Mr. Villareal will not be getting my vote. Especially if he is rumored to been fired for abusing his power as an Officer and abusive. I hope those are just rumors, but even then just from watching his stump speech and interview his point of being "Officer Alderman" is ludicrous.

It takes more than a Spanish Surname to win my vote!

  • Thank you, 'Lady of Fire', for your open-minded, thoughtful and informative stance.
    Refreshing to come across in this ward...I too have seen this video and it impacted
    me likewise....

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We need our library hours back, fully staffed, and secured.

Our libraries are not the safest place for our children. Parents beware of the lack of security by not having cameras and the exit doors don't have alarms. The staffed security guard is not equipped to react in an emergency. They can't touch a potential predator or any criminals. The protocol is to call police and wait for them to arrive. A sex predator is allowed within the facility unless a court order is established. If you don't believe me question the library manager. FYI.

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Did any one hear the gun shots on wednesday morning on 4300 block of komensky

About 4:13 am heard 2 shots then a few minutes later 3 more shots police called they never came few neighbors heard but we dont know what happened

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