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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.

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    FACT Zaleski took tax payer money, gave it away, and then accepted a donation from that company. Is that ethical, NO! Archer Heights Guy you must be another one that thinks Zawleski walks on water.

  • Lynnchex Lady of Fire

    I love how all of Zalewski supporters aka srobertsk, Archer Heights Guy, and swoldtimer all act impartial. Only to keep defending Zalewski. They keep praising each other and seem to love the smell of their own farts. Then they love to point out spelling when they make several mistakes. All...

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    I love how all of Zalewski supporters aka srobertsk, Archer Heights Guy, and swoldtimer all act impartial. Only to keep defending Zalewski. They keep praising each other and seem to love the smell of their own farts. Then they love to point out spelling when they make several mistakes. All these losers do is scream is FACTS and Alderman Zalewski is a peach. The FACT is that Alderman Zalewski needs to go and stop giving away tax money only to get his cut in "donations". All you Z clowns are doing is digging a deeper hole for his own grave.

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Politics /Petition Signing

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Updated Aug 24

Garage Broken into, crook captured 2weeks later

I live on the 3700 block of W. 55th place, recently appox. 2 to 3 weeks ago my garage was broken into. I wouldn't have noticed if it wasn't for my neighbor who saw the man leaving. We lost out on $600 worth of merchandise. 2 weeks later my sons catch a man matching the same description of the guy who broke into our garage, he was attempting to break into an abandoned 2flat building on our block. My sons held him and called police. Watch out people!! Eyes and ears open!

  • Thanks. Maritza. Do you have a police report number to share, or at least the time/date/address where he was arrested? I'd like to write a news story about it. Tim Hadac, swchicagopost.com.

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Updated Aug 22

Arteaga Campaign Adds More Hair Salons for Back to School $5 Haircuts

Our amazing team of community organizers started with just 10 salons and now we have more than double that. Team A23 is all about working with the community to benefit the entire 23rd Ward both east and west side of Cicero Ave. This is the kind of leadership and community outreach you can expect when we get Martin Arteaga elected to be the next 23rd Ward Alderman.

With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward...

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Our amazing team of community organizers started with just 10 salons and now we have more than double that. Team A23 is all about working with the community to benefit the entire 23rd Ward both east and west side of Cicero Ave. This is the kind of leadership and community outreach you can expect when we get Martin Arteaga elected to be the next 23rd Ward Alderman.

With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward of Chicago we understand how costly “Going Back To School” time can be for families. That is why A23 Field Organizers went out to Local Hair Salons in the 23rd Ward to help offset the cost of Haircuts for Back to School at just $5.00 MONDAY TO THURSDAY starting August 18th-21st & August 25th-28th . Just present your school ID or print the coupon below and give to one of the following participating Hair Salons below.

Call for an appointment or if you have any questions call the Martin Arteaga for 23rd Ward Alderman’s office at 708-505-9166 or email info@arteaga23.com.

Working together we can bring the CHANGE the 23rd Ward needs! Thank you to all the hair salons and barber shops that have participated.

Please visit our website at www.move23forward.com for a complete list of salons as we continue to reach out to local businesses.

  • Stand4truth Property owner

    Yep, Hammertime..I am here also! Jen was not demonize get anyone, but simply asking how giving away their services is helping the financial crisis of the business owners andtheir employees. For example, if I owed a salon that offered this deal for $5 and my usual price is $10 for...

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    Yep, Hammertime..I am here also! Jen was not demonize get anyone, but simply asking how giving away their services is helping the financial crisis of the business owners andtheir employees. For example, if I owed a salon that offered this deal for $5 and my usual price is $10 for a haircut, where is the other $5 dollars coming from? Did A23 supplement this effort by paying the deficit or just expected the owners to take a loss? Most salons and barbershops rent chairs to stylist and barbers, so they can service teir clients. Subsequently,they earn money in order topay their rent to owner. If stylists are asked to reduce their fee, it reduces the money they have to pay their personal bills and the rent to the owner. Again, stop getting bent out of shape, because someone calls your person to the carpet on an issue. This should be a warning to voters that A23 is about fluff and might skirt the issues once in office!

  • Actually most of these salons had similar promotions going on and were happy to join in. They had the option to say no, pick 1 day, or all 4 days. Of course there were people who said no but the majority of the salons that didn't participate was due to the fact that they were short staffed. Personally I think that with 40 salons this promotion was a success and we appreciate and thank all the salons/barber shops that participated. :-)

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100 year rain

Ok here we go again so who has gotten water in the basment? I thought the deep tunnel was going to handel this issue.

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Lost Cat

Last seen August 16, at 1:30pm, near 44th and Keeler. Microchipped for Feline Friends Chicago, where we originally adopted him from. No tags. Responds to "Sarge." Any information, please reply to this post. Sarge has a "brother" and two heartsick humans who miss him very much.

  • I saw a cat cross the street around 10:30 pm on Aug 19. I did notice it was striped. came from alley between Karlov and Komensky crossed 45th heading south into alley. Good Luck

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Senior Citizen Issues:

We have a large number of seniors (including yours truly) in the area around Pasteur Park. But we don't have a decent park field house. Seniors need a place to exercise, especially in the winter months. A decent running track around the park would also be great for the aging limbs.

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Updated Aug 18

Re: Small Battery Recycling

Q: Where in the 23rd WARD can one drop off small batteries for recycling (used to do it at Staples, but that store closed; used to do it at the libraries, but they no longer do this service).

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Mercury & other materials of concern have been taken out of std alkaline batteries. Also, there were issues with batteries leaking, getting warm, & occasionally starting on fire - at least making a mess. This is why many programs have been stopped. Chicago's HHHW collection refuses to accept std alkaline...

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    Mercury & other materials of concern have been taken out of std alkaline batteries. Also, there were issues with batteries leaking, getting warm, & occasionally starting on fire - at least making a mess. This is why many programs have been stopped. Chicago's HHHW collection refuses to accept std alkaline batteries, instructing to dispose in regular trash.

    I agree. The acids that may leak out of used or stored batteries can be yucky even dangerous if they come in contact with eyes, skin, animals, .... But it is easily neutralized by other trash.

    A much bigger concern are lawn chemicals. This is where focus should be. Scotts and other stuff is very dangerous. The warnings on the bags should be taken seriously. How many change their clothing before coming into the house after using this garbage - if they use it? Sprays for house plants & Round-Up. IMO, we will be treating this in the future with the concern we now apply to mercury, asbestos & lead.

    Rechargeable batteries are still a concern. (cell phone, computer, watch, toys) These should be collected & taken to a facility. The most convenient is Chgo's HHHW facility on Goose Island (~ Division & Halsted). They are open 1st Sat of each month 8AM-noon; Tue 8-noon; Thur noon-7PM. Something like that 312-744-3060.

    I've been there many times over the years. It's worth going at least once. My suggestion is to plan to be there the saturday's they are open by 10am. It is easily an educational moment for the young and old alike.

    I collected HHHW from neighbors & AHCA members when I lived in AH. I would be willing go with with you Up2uUp2me with enough notice some saturday to Chgo's HHHW for educational purposes. We could meet on the SW-side, you taking your transportation with material for drop off, me taking mine with some room for any material overflow, leading you to the facility, then me parting my way, you on your own to return.

    Thanks for bringing awareness to this topic.

  • When Walgreens and the Public Libraries were collecting batteries, I collected them and stored them in a plastic lunch bag on the kitchen counter top. Within a couple of weeks, I had collected a good handful of batteries. It wasn't long before I walked into the kitchen and the bag exploded, expelling black dust. I had an asthma attack.

    I wonder if the same thing happened at the public collection sites.

    You have to be careful storing and collecting batteries, they can and will explode if not kept cool.

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Back to school supply drive.

Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
Help fill up a backpack today!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

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Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
Help fill up a backpack today!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition), backpacks, art supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons, sketch pads, water colors, paint, chalk, clay and erasers), pens/pencils, loose leaf paper, graph paper, 3-ring binders, folders, compasses, rulers, lunch boxes, calculators, staplers, glue, glue sticks, safety scissors etc...

All supplies will be donated to local schools in the 23rd Ward. If you would like to participate, please drop off your donation between 10am-2pm at Anna Goral’s campaign office at 6500 W. Archer Ave. For more information please call (773) 586 4444 or email us at friends@annagoral.com.

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Updated Aug 16

FBI and police with guns on Karlov and 58th

Does anyone know what happened? I was driving to westlawn grocery store, and saw police speeding through the little streets, then up and down the alley. They were looking in people's yards and then a bunch got off and walked up and down the block carrying machine guns...

  • This is likely what you witnessed on Aug.7th, WestLawn Girl (I saw this newsstory a day or so later, in the Chicago Sun-times: and here is an online link to the program, wherein the Chicago Police, the FBI, and County police are teaming up to patrol the streets in some of the most high-crime areas of our city. Apparently, WestLawn counts as that!

    http://patch.com/illinois/lincoln-square/fbi-joins-chicago-police-going-after-violent-gang-members/#.U--pp03licw

  • 58th and Karlov is not part of West Lawn, it is West Elsdon.

    The area between 55th and 59th from Pulaski to Cicero is still a nice place to live. West Elsdon is from Central Park (east) to Cicero (west), 59th (north) to 52nd/51st Street (south).

    If something was going on at 58th a Karlov, it probably was a violation of a court appearance. If you check out crimes statistics, West Elsdon's highest issues are robbery and Burglary.

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