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Christmas Surprise

Unloading groceries, my wife and I, we heard a loud siren and it was nearby. We ran through the yard and threw open the gate. We had to hurry so we wouldn't be late. What to our wondering eyes did appear, but a giant red truck with SANTA on the rear. The engine was covered with lights front to rear and Carols were blaring, all the neighbors could hear. It brought us all outside on this cold winter night to say Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight. Thanks so much to our Chicago Fire Department for this wonderful holiday surprise !!

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    There is still hope for us all

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Happy Holidays 23rd Ward from Blue Island

Sorry if I won't be at my parents attic for the Holiday Seasons. I have to go home to Blue Island. I really want to have my own house in Garfield Ridge some day so for XMAS can you please vote for me? VOTE ARTEAGA!

Dec 11

Updated 2 days ago

Alderman Michael Zalewski's intimidation begins

Source: Anna Goral - Facebook

The same day I have placed my political sign on the lawn next to my building it was taken down and I got ticketed by Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation.
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I just wonder if Alderman Zalewski got his ticket since his signs have been on city property (57th & Central) since last Monday, and they are still there today.
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The office of Chicago Department of Street and Sanitations is only 2 blocks away from where Zalewski’s signs are, so they must have seen them…

  • Marty Arteaga Convict, Carpet Beggar, Major UNO Supporter

    Anyone know where I could get a gram of kush? Then we can head over to my HQ and spark up so you all can stop crying like little babies.

  • Ask Zalewski.

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Updated 4 days ago

Karaoke Jam Session With Martin

Karaoke Jam Session With Martin
Come and sing your heart out and struct your skills while showing some support for Martin Arteaga for Alderman -23rd ward!

Whether you like singing some Rock, Vicente Fernandez, Michael Jackson, or Selena...we will have a great line up. Martin will be singing his favorite Bon Jovi songs!

We will have a limit, so please reserve your tickets today. Food and drink special available.

January 14, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm Simone's 960 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Sponsorship levels: ***$30- One Hit Wonder ***$50 - American Idol ***$100 - Platinum Artist ***$250 - Double Platinum ***$500- King of Pop

  • Why is the event in the 25th ward?

  • Marty Arteaga Convict, Carpet Beggar, Major UNO Supporter

    Well JenFG that is an excellent question. Since we drink a lot and I do mean a lot we have been black listed from every bar in the 23rd and 24th ward so we are just moving across Chicago until every bar bans us. VOTE ARTEAGA!

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Fioretti Rolls Out TIF Platform, Blasts Marriott Hotel TIF Project

Chicago mayoral candidate and progressive Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) is putting a spotlight on the controversial, mayor-backed $55 million tax increment financing (TIF) project for a new Marriott hotel near McCormick Place.

Aldermanic candidates and members of the Bridgeport Alliance, Pilsen Alliance, Prairie District Neighborhood Watch and Reclaim Chicago joined Fioretti and fellow progressive Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) for a Wednesday morning press conference near the corner of Cermak Road and Prairie Avenue to "denounce the $55 million in TIF money given to Marriott Corporation for a hotel and complex near McCormick Place," according to a release....

Source: http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2014/12/17/fioretti-rolls-out-tif-platform-blasts-marriott-hotel-tif-project?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ProgressIllinois+%28Progress+Illinois%29

  • Marty Arteaga Convict, Carpet Beggar, Major UNO Supporter

    We need to use TIF money to help out my best client from my defunct construction company: UNO!!!!!!!!!!

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Updated Dec 10

Snow Shovelers ???

Is there anyone within the St. Turibius neighborhood interested in clearing snow during the heavy snowfall?

There may be a couple of neighbors interested.

  • Are you looking for adults or kids to remove snow? Sidewalks or garage/alley removal? Removing with shovels or plows?

  • Open to anyone who has a shovel or snowblower and is reliable. One homeowner lives on a corner with a driveway.

    They had experience from two individuals who gave up shoveling.

    Needs snow removed during heavy snow falls.

  • Tina James Part of Economic Development Team

    Please call Rob at 773-443-6727 - he is reliable!

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Nov 25

Updated Dec 02

Request for Whole Foods on 45th & Cicero

Hello there. I emailed Whole Foods for a request location. This is the information they provided:

Thank you very much for your interest in Whole Foods Market and obvious support of our company. We appreciate your desire to have one of our stores located in your area. We will share your request with our store development team.

For information about how we select new store locations, please visit: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/real-estate

For information about Whole Foods Market stores in development, visit: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/company-info/stores-development

Best Regards,
Carijane Grigsby

  • Supposedly, another Starbuck's is due to open at the corner of Archer and Cicero (to 'catch the coming/going Midway traffic", I read somewhere).

    Much of the crowd that stops at a Starbuck's for their 'Double-soy-decaf-hold-the-sugar-Cappuccinos' are the crowd that shops at Whole Foods.

    If two- count 'em, 2-- Starbucks (and...

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    Supposedly, another Starbuck's is due to open at the corner of Archer and Cicero (to 'catch the coming/going Midway traffic", I read somewhere).

    Much of the crowd that stops at a Starbuck's for their 'Double-soy-decaf-hold-the-sugar-Cappuccinos' are the crowd that shops at Whole Foods.

    If two- count 'em, 2-- Starbucks (and we all know how expensive their drinks and other store items are-- items that we don't REALLY need to survive- coffee addicts not included here) that will exist only several blocks apart can make it in this area, why not one Whole Foods (that sells food--and lots of more nutritious, organic food, that we all need to survive-- that would 'do a body good"...and a family too)? And what about catching those health-minded Midway tourists to buy their 'health-food' at a
    nearby W.F.'s.?

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    There are plenty of people in and out of AH that would appreciate quality food. Plus the traffic to/from Midway and commuters who drive to AH to jump on the Orange Line. Not everyone needs or is expected to shop at WF, but for those that want to, bring it on!

    Whole Foods Archer Heights.

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Updated Dec 01

???Cafezazzo???

My family doesn't dine out often, but Cafezazzo was a great place for a family weekend brunch. Just saw the windows covered up. Anyone know about this situation?

Dec 01

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Nov 25

Updated Dec 01

Does anyone know when the next council meeting is?

14 Ward
I would like to attend. Location, Time and Date please.

Nov 29

Car break ins

Has anyone noticed any break-ins in the archer heights neighborhood?

Nov 19

Updated Nov 29

TAMALE LADY

there has been a lady selling tamales on 47th and keating, is there a way to stop this?
do we really want 47th to become 26th st?

  • Look: let's not start with that bullcrap about liberal and conservative cause it's old and played out and serves no one in the community!
    And before you cry for help, those "poor mom and pop" stores are doing just fine. There's nothing that says you can't have both. And as...

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    Look: let's not start with that bullcrap about liberal and conservative cause it's old and played out and serves no one in the community!
    And before you cry for help, those "poor mom and pop" stores are doing just fine. There's nothing that says you can't have both. And as for the person selling food outside using the alley and not washing his hands .....wake up! That happens in "brick and mortar" places too!
    You really care about brick and mortar stores? Then help your community get rid of the criminal element first... THEN the competition.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Christian, Consider investing in what one wants first 'the light' , THEN addressing what one doesn't want 'the Dark'. Concentrating on the dark or the 'criminal element' throws the energy and focus on the criminal element draining our energy and creating a void. The light needs to be there and...

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    Christian, Consider investing in what one wants first 'the light' , THEN addressing what one doesn't want 'the Dark'. Concentrating on the dark or the 'criminal element' throws the energy and focus on the criminal element draining our energy and creating a void. The light needs to be there and ready to fill this void otherwise other criminal elements do. Build what one wants then watch these dark elements fade away.

    Sarcasm is also a tool for the dark. Funny in stand up or youtube where one could see facial expressions and tone of voice, but on blogs, EB, email, sarcasm unconsciously tears people down. This is often used by politicians as over time it leads to hopelessness. Then they came in with a solution, or promises of a solution, or a part of a solution and bingo, they get the votes and the problems continue.

    Most effective community activism happens with positive desires are expressed and fought for.

    I suspect the original poster vanny79 is one of the last hold-outs of the traditional SW-side efforts to keep things from changing as I pick up a racial tone in his 26th st comment.

    Let me know where one could pick up some organic tamales on the SW-side & I'll share a meal with you and pick up the tab.

    Focus on the light.

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Updated Nov 27

Traffic 47th & Keeler

Hello, the traffic in the morning is crazy. Crossing 47th street down Keeler is merely impossible. There is a sign that clearly reads " do not block intersection", but nobody seems to care. Is takes me 15 minutes to cross 47th street because nobody wants to let me through. Mind you, I don't like to be an aggressive driver. I think having stop signs on the intersection of 47th and Keeler can help, or at least traffic patrol. Who can I suggest this to? Thank you.

  • Best thing would probably be to contact the school administration or attend a board meeting if they have them, and bring up the issue. Or, let the Alderman know.

  • Mary on the block mommy mode

    Thank you all. I will definitely be addressing this to the alderman and school administration.

Nov 27

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Updated Nov 25

Traffic control 47th Uno

School (Uno) on 47th they need traffic management authority not private security company stopping or directing traffic .

  • Mary on the block mommy mode

    I agree.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Ricardo, I suggested this before. Build a bicycle path along the Sanitary & Ship Canal between Harlem and Halsted and watch a significant of traffic along 47th decrease as commuters take the bicycle path instead. It happens with the lake front path and the path in Skokie.

    Also, much of...

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    Ricardo, I suggested this before. Build a bicycle path along the Sanitary & Ship Canal between Harlem and Halsted and watch a significant of traffic along 47th decrease as commuters take the bicycle path instead. It happens with the lake front path and the path in Skokie.

    Also, much of the traffic on 47th I suspect is people avoiding the train grade crossing on Archer & Knox (but I like prefer grade crossings over a massive dump of concrete like on North Ave in the West suburbs) AND traffic trying to get up and over the Stevenson I55 Expressway. It would be ideal, yes a wide span, to have several overpasses from From Forest View, Stickney, Cicero, to 47th without any ramps to/from the Stevenson - like along the Eisenhower Expy in Berwyn. Yes outside the 12th, but it would significantly positively impact the quality of life along the SW-side including your ward.

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