5 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Bravo to Robert Murphy for getting 43% of the 39th ward!

Although he didn't win, this was a great showing and an indictment of "Marge".

Margaret Laurino 5,840 53%
Robert Murphy 4,740 43%

  • Reasonable advice from Bob assuming that there is not too much ill-will (ie. water under the bridge). Following there runoff, I don't feel that Bob's line of reasoning will apply to Arena and Garrido and their opposing factions. Kiss and make up is just not going to happen.

  • J

    Spiro 1983 sounds like a real winner.

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2 days ago

Now that you have dried off from the Polar Plunge

Warm up with coffee at the Portage Park Garden Club's first meeting of the year All gardeners welcome. Today at 9:30am at the Austin Irving Library, 6100 Irving Park Road. The speakers are from the Friends of Kilbourne Park Organic Greenhouse.

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INSTALL 6 NEW ANTENNAS AND 1 T-MOBILE EQUIPMENT CABINET ON EXISTING ROOFTOP, TO BE MOUNTED ON NEW STEEL ANTENNA FRAMES AS PER PLANS. T-MOBILE SITE: CH91055B

    4606 N. Elston Ave. Issued February 26, 2015 Comment

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Arena's Office Vandalized

So this is what the election has been reduced too?

Not sure how anyone could support this kind of behavior. Even if Arena's opponents did not condone this behavior, it says a lot about those who are in favor of Arena's opponents.

I guess we'll see this evening if a positive campaign comes out on top.

https://twitter.com/JohnArena445/status/570180903177101314

  • What happened to Arena yesterday? What is this message? I watched everyone’s FB and Arena didn’t get many likes on any of them. Did his campaign volunteers cut and run?

  • Looks like some slushy from 7-11. Someone may have picked it up from 7-11 @ Jeff Park and didn't like the flavor so dumped it on the sidewalk. Drama much ?

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Feb 17

Updated 5 days ago

Our Very Own Tunnel?

Alderman Laurino "join[ed] Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Mike Quigley, and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) to announce" that a storm water tunnel will be built in Albany Park. It is to begin in Eugene Park, go under Foster Ave, and 2 years and $45-55M later. empty into North Branch. She "will be engaging the Albany Park community through a series of community meetings and public forums." (per 2/17/15 email)

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's "Eugene Field Park" - Eugene Field was the name of the author of several poems and he lived in Chicago. Calling it "Eugene Park" is wrong.

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6 days ago

Hope it picks up....

39th ward voting at CPD this AM was a ghost town, I think I saw a tumbleweed blow through the room

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Feb 23

Tuesday is election day! GO VOTE

Not sure where to vote tomorrow on election day? Check your polling place here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

Feb 14

Updated Feb 23

Love this.

So happy to be able to communicate instanteanously with so many neighbors on so many platforms - EveryBlock, Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor.

Please know that I am listening to all of you, including those who disagree. I value all your opinions.

There has been lots of things happening lately in the 39th ward race, including that I received the Tribune's endorsement and a poll administrator at the N. Park Village Admin building who works for Ald. Laurino was removed.

I'm happy to answer any questions you all have about these or other issues. Please feel free to reach out on social media, on my website, or by phone 773.710.8431.

Nov 24

Updated Feb 23

Candidates for 39th Ward Alderman

I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter...

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I've been studying the 39th Ward candidates for alderman, and while I am still undecided since anything can happen between now and the election, I have been impressed by Robert Murphy. He seems to have a handle on the issues of the Ward and appears very passionate. I am still open to hearing more from Joe Laiacona and Mary Hunter.

If you're interested in knowing - Murphy, Laiacona's and Hunter all have Facebook pages, and Murphy and Laiacona have twitter too. I tried to find a FB page or twitter for Alderman Laurino but I don't think she has either.

If anyone has any thoughts on any of the candidates, I would like to hear any views. You can also private message me if you like.

  • Patrick Flynn Concerned citizen, Real Estate Executive

    Tuesday all questions will be answered. Whoever got their message out the best will win. It has been a tough campaign for all involved no matter who you support. I give them ALL credit for undertaking this task. I just feel there has been a lot of lies by all involved. Hopefully the weather forecast hold and we get a better than normal voter turn out in the ward. Good luck to all candidates!

  • Robert Murphy local booster, active neighbor

    Patrick, we agree that everyone should go vote!

    Turnout has been great so far, early voting was up 82% in the 39th ward: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/albany-park/early-voters-turn-out-big-numbers-33rd-39th-wards

Feb 23

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Feb 17

Updated Feb 22

Get ready for Election Day

You can learn more about the aldermanic candidates in the 39th ward with this forum hosted by Albany Park Neighbors: http://ow.ly/Jeabt

  • CC.

    Pretty good forum. They asked some good questions.

Feb 22

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Feb 21

Today is the LAST day of early voting!

Please remember to vote!

If you are not registered at your current address, you can register and vote today ONLY at any of the 51 polling places in the city. The 39th ward polling place is at North Park Village. To register you need 2 pieces of ID, like your driver's license and utility bill.

For more information: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

Feb 20

CANCELLED Family Reading Night - St. Edward School

Family Reading Night scheduled for tonight at St. Edward School is CANCELLED.

Feb 20

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Feb 20

  • 3 stars out of 5: Susie's on Yelp

Feb 20

Feb 19

Updated Feb 20

Electrician Needed

Hi Neighbors...looking for an affordable and trusted electrician in the Jefferson/Portage Park area. Thank you.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 19

Catalytic Convertor Stolen 2/19/15

Hey all,

Just a heads up to all the neighbors out there. My catalytic convertor was cut and stolen off my car last night 2/18 between 11pm and 8am on 2/19. I am near the cicero and montrose intersection. So you all may want to keep your eyes open and occasionally peek out your windows throughout the night and observe any suspicious activity.

Feb 19

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Feb 11

Updated Feb 18

End This Nonsense: Time to Vote Laurino Out of Office on February 24

It is time for us to end the nonsense of one family multi-generational public payroll patronage in the 39th Ward. So, on election day February 24 (or better yet sooner in person at North Park Village) vote LauriNO out of office. LauriNO's days are numbered so let's do this now and move on to a better future. Silence on your part or not voting is choosing to support what we have had to live under for 5 decades.

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It is time for us to end the nonsense of one family multi-generational public payroll patronage in the 39th Ward. So, on election day February 24 (or better yet sooner in person at North Park Village) vote LauriNO out of office. LauriNO's days are numbered so let's do this now and move on to a better future. Silence on your part or not voting is choosing to support what we have had to live under for 5 decades.

Time to end 50 years of one family rule now or we might get even more as family offspring and relatives are lurking everywhere. Rumors of family member State Rep D'Amico being put into the Alderman's spot only make this a nightmare that will not end. Vote Laurino out now and the dominoes fall from there...can nobody else do the job? Apparently only LauriNO/D'Amico DNA can handle the stress of it all...many government jobs in that family, many taxpayer pensions, several investigations, two felony convictions (D'Amico) and one indictment (LauriNO).

Enough. Stop being apologist for this nonsense. We deserve better. We can do better. We need better.

  • Rudra Banerji Filmmaker and interactive media producer

    Bob K,

    Thanks for posting that. I'm glad that Laurino to trying to make Albany Park those areas better. Flooding is definitely an issue in our area as well. We had to install a french drain system to deal with the ground water.

    Will this system address that? Or just sewer overruns?

  • Thanks Bob, saw that too, SHES THE WORST :P

    This should help a lot of people when this is done.

Feb 18

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Feb 16

Take the Improvement Survey sent out by CDOT

Thought I would share with you.....

"The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a month-long, city-wide text and online survey to seek input from Chicago residents about what you appreciate about our streets and sidewalks and what improvements you would like to see. The survey is designed to help CDOT create guidelines for future improvements in the public right of way."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1033908703289378

Thanks to Robert Murphy, for tweeting this information to his followers, otherwise I would have never known about it.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

FAiR Coalition Does It Again: Introduces Citizen-Developed "Game Changer" 1-Click Plane Noise App

New citizen website could send O'Hare jet noise complaints soaring. Try it. 1-Click from our FAiR Coalition website at www.fairchicago.org. Read the full Sun-Times story here.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/355924/faird-creates-new-jet-noise-complaint-website

Feb 16

St. Edward 6th grade Boys' Win NWCC

St. Edward School's 6th grade Boys’ Basketball team finished their North West Catholic Conference (NWCC) season with an undefeated record. They won the championship game on February 10th versus St. Juliana’s with a score of 25-8.

Feb 15

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Feb 14

Mayoral Candidate Garcia accuses Mayor Emanuel of turning deaf ear to O'Hare noise complaints

This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

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This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side residents miserable since it opened in October 2013. It averages flights every 3.5 minutes, FAIR contends.

Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) are the only mayoral candidates as of early Friday evening who had signed on to FAIR’s “statement of principles,” which includes five specific demands.

Chief among them is a pledge not to “de-commission” any of four criss-crossing diagonal runways, even after a new parallel runway opens later this year. Killing off any diagonal runways could shift even more flights over city residents east of O’Hare already complaining about a bombardment of new jet noise.

Yet, another key demand is to halt an October 2013 take-off and landing plan in favor of a “fair allocation of runway traffic between existing and new runways” for both daytime and nighttime traffic."

Read the rest of the article here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

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Feb 12

Updated Feb 12

  • This really irks me, anyone know any more about this? Gang related?

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