6 hours ago

31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Come out and join your neighbors for the 31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime

Date: August 5th, 2014 - Tuesday
Where: West Lawn Park
Location: 4233 West 65th Street, Chicago
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Followed by a Movie in the Park: "The LEGO Movie" (beginning at Dusk)

There will be Face Painting, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Happy Jacks, Raffles, Hot Dogs, Popcorn and Gift Bags (while they last)

Sponsored by: 63rd Street Greater Southwest Development Corporation and Target

For information, call the 8th District Police at (312) 747-8724

Safe Neighborhoods are Everybody's Business

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Night Out: Movies in the Parks at West Lawn

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:36 PM

Turbo (PG) Underwritten by the Chicago Archdiocese Office of Catholic Schools When a freak accident gives him extraordinary speed, a garden snail with an impossible dream to win the Indy 500 sets out to try to make his dream come true.

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Updated 21 hours ago

Alderman for the 13th ward in the upcoming election

I've worked for the City of Chicago for 15 years, as a watchman, laborer, and the last 5 years as a ward coordinator under the Department of Street and Sanitation.  As a ward coordinator I was on the frontlines and had a chance to work closely with the Ward's Alderman. I had an Opportunity to be at the Alderman's side and assist in the day to day operation of a Chicago City Ward. I've been active in politics for the...

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I've worked for the City of Chicago for 15 years, as a watchman, laborer, and the last 5 years as a ward coordinator under the Department of Street and Sanitation.  As a ward coordinator I was on the frontlines and had a chance to work closely with the Ward's Alderman. I had an Opportunity to be at the Alderman's side and assist in the day to day operation of a Chicago City Ward. I've been active in politics for the last 30 years from the grassroots up and am no stranger to Chicago politics.

I'm currently seeking to run for the seat of Alderman of the 13 Ward. I've lived there with my wife Kathy and 4 sons for 13 years. I'm currently a volunteer patient advocate at the University of Illinois Medical Campus. My goals for the 13th ward includes preventing violence in our community, providing vital services, and cleaning up our neighborhood, to bring a real change to the City of Chicago, and by offering my experience to better serve our community.

Luis"checo"Pacheco

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  • I don't have all the answer to our whole ward just what's around me. But my opinion. Is to hold townhall meeting on a monthly or bi-weekly basis to inform the residents of changes,improvements or anything else that pertains to the ward then get the opinions and concerns of each...

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    I don't have all the answer to our whole ward just what's around me. But my opinion. Is to hold townhall meeting on a monthly or bi-weekly basis to inform the residents of changes,improvements or anything else that pertains to the ward then get the opinions and concerns of each ideas and the resident should have a voice on things that would affect their neighborhood it should be them to decided. Like zoning, improvements.,changes to the ward itself. Only working together can we make it a better ward. That's my opinion.

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Computer Fraud

I've been receiving calls from 953-267-6390 pretending to be from Windows Operating System. They are very hard to understand but the caller wants me to go to my computer and they will show me what is wrong with me computer. They call constantly and a couple years ago they claimed to be with Microsoft. Has anybody else received this call?

  • Merc, it seems as if you have divulged more info than you should have. In this day and age you should know better.

  • For Comcast users a simple way to block unwanted calls is to dial *60 and follow the options. It is easier and faster than going to the web site.

3 days ago

FREE Pit Bull Health Clinic -- Read on

by: Bryan & Amanda Bickell Foundation

We are excited to host our first Pit Bull Health Clinic in partnership with Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic, Animal Care League, 3R Dog Training and Chicago Animal Control!

On August 1st, Friday, we will offer free services to Pit Bull owners living in the 60629 and 60636 zip codes.

Read more about how you can help and why we are serving these areas:

http://www.bickellfoundation.org/#!First-Pit-Bull-Health-Clinic/cy0y/D8FBC8AF-8F65-4176-B3E7-25B928CFEF3B

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Night Out: Family Movie Night at West Lawn

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for an exciting evening at the movie featuring The Lego Movie. Will good win over evil? Come see if the Legos have what it takes.

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upcoming election

In need if volunteers who live in the 13th ward.if you are like me and want a change to better our ward than you can sign up here. Thank you

http://democracy.com/Checo4Alderman

Jul 21

Alderman for the 13th ward.

The people outcries for change in Chicago. But to move forward you must have change.the age of the old machine is dead and career politicians are dinosaurs and set in their ways ,while they are in office this city will not see any change . We all need to be part of the solution to bring the citizens in this great city out to vote on the next election. Show we have voice and we need to make that voice a strong one.

Jul 21

Alderman for the 13th ward.

Here is my website for anyone who is interested. Thank you.

http://democracy.com/Checo4Alderman/default.aspx

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Updated Jul 18

Alderman for the 13th ward in the upcoming election

His name is Luis" Checo" Pacheco remember that name!

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Updated Jul 17

CAPS Meeting For Beats 813/833

Tue, Jul 22, 2014 7:00 pm

Want to hear about crime trends effecting your neighborhood & meet the officers who patrol your streets? Attend your best meeting on Tuesday July 22. We will also be discussing National Night Out. Please try and attend

  • The meeting is st West Lawn Park 4233 w 65 TH street

  • Hope everyone can make it!
    I've been seeing more and more young adults in the neighborhood that are gang related and thinking they own our streets by smoking pot so freely and looking for trouble at every passing car! I can't even enjoy the walks around the blocks with my kids any more or feel confident to let my kids ride there bikes alone!
    Let's help and make a difference - attend the CAPS Meeting Everyone. :)

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Updated Jul 16

CPD You Are The Best!

I want to thank the officers who responded in 45 minutes to a loud party great job as always especially on a warm busy Friday night! Thank you For all You do

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

    don't know if any CPD read comments here, bet they would really appreciate a word in person at the CAPS meeting, if you can.......

  • Thank you for the suggestion I will bring it up again at my beat meeting which I always attend. I undersatnd that CPD may or may not read this I do know that family members of officers do. And I also want to get the word out that it does...

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    Thank you for the suggestion I will bring it up again at my beat meeting which I always attend. I undersatnd that CPD may or may not read this I do know that family members of officers do. And I also want to get the word out that it does work to call 911 for noise issue's. It is brought up on this sight as well as at the meeting that the police never come. I just want to remind EB users they do come and you can get results if you follow the steps.

Jul 16

Former 23rd Ward Aldermanic Candidate endorses Martin Arteaga

Former Aldermanic Candidate for Chicago’s 23rd Ward, Anna Corral, endorses and joins Martin Arteaga’s for 23rd Ward Alderman campaign.

Corral, a health professional and community activists in the south west side of Chicago, had previously launched her campaign for Alderman in the 23rd ward. After several conversations and meetings with the Arteaga Campaign, Corral decided to “join forces” and work together to bring the much needed change in the 23rd ward.
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Former Aldermanic Candidate for Chicago’s 23rd Ward, Anna Corral, endorses and joins Martin Arteaga’s for 23rd Ward Alderman campaign.

Corral, a health professional and community activists in the south west side of Chicago, had previously launched her campaign for Alderman in the 23rd ward. After several conversations and meetings with the Arteaga Campaign, Corral decided to “join forces” and work together to bring the much needed change in the 23rd ward.
“I found myself asking people to support my campaign or Martins. It was clear Martin had an organized campaign team and support from all over Chicago. Joining forces to work together for the 23rd ward and bring the change we need from the current administration made sense.” Said Corral.

Corral will join the Arteaga campaign as Community Outreach Director. “Having Anna’s endorsement and join our team is an honor. She cares a lot about the people in the 23rd Ward and like my self is a concerned parent and citizen who is tired of seeing the communities of the 23rd Ward being neglected.”

The 23rd Ward includes Midway International Airport and parts of Garfield Ridge, Clearing, Archer Heights and West Elsdon. But in the 2015 election, the ward also will spread south and east to take in parts of West Lawn, Chicago Lawn and other neighborhoods. The reconfigured 23rd Ward will see its Hispanic population jump from about 47 percent to around 67 percent.

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Updated Jul 16

Pedestrian Friendly Crosswalks

Safe Streets for Chicago is a law in Chicago which requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians allowing them to cross at intersections. If the intersection does not have a traffic light, there will be painted parallel lines from one corner to the other, or a series of painted bars between the parallel lines connecting the corner to the other.

Chicago recently started enforcing drivers to stop for pedestrians by issuing traffic tickets. That brings up some issues:

(1) Individuals or...

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Safe Streets for Chicago is a law in Chicago which requires vehicles to stop for pedestrians allowing them to cross at intersections. If the intersection does not have a traffic light, there will be painted parallel lines from one corner to the other, or a series of painted bars between the parallel lines connecting the corner to the other.

Chicago recently started enforcing drivers to stop for pedestrians by issuing traffic tickets. That brings up some issues:

(1) Individuals or a group of individuals needing to cross to a School or Park.

(2) Dog walkers

(3) Individuals waiting for CTA buses, and

(4) and People simply waiting at crosswalks

No. 1 - is self-explanatory.

No. 2 - is understandable, until today ... I approached an intersection, there was a woman with her small dog at the corner. She allowed him/her to sniff out the area, relieve itself, then quickly pulled it to crossed in front of me. I understand drivers need to stop, but pedestrians need to give some kind of indicating they intend to cross.

No. 3 - Many times I see individuals at bus stops simply walk out into the street, drivers do not know if you intend to cross, or are looking for your bus.

No 4 - I have seen individuals standing as if they are prepared to cross but make no attempt to do so. I am not sure if they are too intimidated to cross, waiting for a ride, or merely waiting for someone.

I remembered when I was in Canada in the mid 1990's. They had crosswalk bars painted on the street for pedestrians similar to ours.

Me: "How do you know when to stop for a pedestrian?"

Driver: "They stick out their hand sideways."

Hey Chicago, maybe we need to start something like this to help approaching drivers.

  • As an avid walker I will say I am afraid of the drivers. I can't tell you the number of times u have been nearly ran over at traffic lights stop signs etc. and then they them I get screamed at & swore at fir getting in their way. So I try err on the way of caution let them go

  • Contact Martin Arteaga he's running for 23ward alderman and he's on this mission to better the streets for the community.

  • Pedestrian laws are not being enforce and they should be tthen will driver would be more careful.

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Updated Jul 14

Anybody want to talk about the Water bill?

I feel defeated and less of a person who normally has a say so and I don't know what to think and/or do other than just pay the shocking increased water bill. This just does not feel right. It feels like an attack. Now I feel there are two sides in this city. US AND THEM. Is this the democracy we all know? Why the increase and when was the first we heard about this?

So with that being said, how is this 100% increase in the cost of water substantiated? This is big time bullying. If you do not get a water meter then your bill increases by 100%.

  • SETROC Here I am Roc you like a hurricane

    keep voting democRAT.

  • If the city is in need of money and hike the price of water to obtain more money, how will the city make money when everyone gets a meter? I read all the comments about how much money were going to save when we get a meter. Think about it. In my opinion metered folks are going to get hammered eventually in excess of what non-metered people got.

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Updated Jul 10

Alderman for the 13th ward

Hos name is Luis" Checo" Pacheco remember that name!

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Jul 08

Farmer's Market - Wedesday, July 9, 2014

We will have perfect outdoor weather tomorrow, July 9th, 2014 (Wednesday) for the first day of Ford City Mall's Farmers Market. Weather forecasters is predicting clear skies and a high of 77 degrees.

by: Ford City Mall, Chicago

NEW – 2nd Annual Farmers Market at Ford City Mall

Dates: July 9 - October 29, 2014
When Every Wednesday
Where: 7601 S. Cicero Ave.
Location: Parking lot near Cicero Avenue
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This market accepts the LINK...

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We will have perfect outdoor weather tomorrow, July 9th, 2014 (Wednesday) for the first day of Ford City Mall's Farmers Market. Weather forecasters is predicting clear skies and a high of 77 degrees.

by: Ford City Mall, Chicago

NEW – 2nd Annual Farmers Market at Ford City Mall

Dates: July 9 - October 29, 2014
When Every Wednesday
Where: 7601 S. Cicero Ave.
Location: Parking lot near Cicero Avenue
Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This market accepts the LINK card.

Contact: Mall Office/ 773-767-4180 x 3016

Farmers Market will be held in the mall’s parking lot on Cicero Avenue.

The mall, in partnership with the City of Chicago and Ald. Lona Lane (18th), invites the community to enjoy live entertainment while shopping for the best flavors of the season.

Stands will offer fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, and other specialty meats, cheeses and products.

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Jun 30

Night Out: Concerts in the Parks at West Lawn

Mon, Jul 14, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Families are invited to enjoy an evening of free entertainment! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and join us for a free R & B concert featuring Mixed Company.

Jun 28

One Bedroom Upper Suite-$700

One Bedroom Upper Suite
Hardwood and ceramic/glass tile flooring
Granite countertops, custom cherrywood cabinetry
Black and stainless steel appliances
Tenant controlled central heat and air conditioning
Vinyl windows, window treatments
Fenced property, private entrance
Perfect credit not a requirement.
3500 block of West 62nd Place
Neighborhood Description
Great location close to everything we need. Close-knit community.

Includes satellite, electricity and water.

We love our landlord and are sad to be leaving.

Please message with any questions!

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Updated Jun 25

Keeping Cool and Saving Money

Some of the tips our household has learned throughout the years, to remain cool in the summer and save on billing:

1. Replaced our windows for energy savings

2. Purchased "Room Darkening Shades." They cost more, but can cool off a room as much as 20 degrees. The additional benefit, if you want to sleep late, it truly darkens the room.

3. Clean Metal Furnace Filters, or replace Disposable Filters in your furnace monthly.

4. Get your AC serviced annually...

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Some of the tips our household has learned throughout the years, to remain cool in the summer and save on billing:

1. Replaced our windows for energy savings

2. Purchased "Room Darkening Shades." They cost more, but can cool off a room as much as 20 degrees. The additional benefit, if you want to sleep late, it truly darkens the room.

3. Clean Metal Furnace Filters, or replace Disposable Filters in your furnace monthly.

4. Get your AC serviced annually in the spring, and your Furnace in the winter. Your AC uses the blowers from your furnace.

5. To save on energy bills, wash and dry clothing in the evenings - nonpeak hours.

6. Run your dishwasher late into the evening. Make sure to run the hot water tap beforehand to make sure the water is hot. You use more energy for the dishwasher to heat the water.

7. When drying clothes, toss in a clean bath or beach towel into each load. Clothes dry 15 to 20 minutes faster.

Make sure to clean the lint from dryer filter. We were told by a technician after removing the lint, run the filter under running water and to use a brush. Fabric Softener sheets causes buildup and disrupt the flow of air. You can tell when running water through your filter, water wells up slightly instead of flowing through readily.

8. We have our air conditioning set at 76-77 degrees, and run our ceiling fans. Remembering the directions:

Summer is counter-clockwise (picture your clock moving backwards)
Winter is clockwise (picture your clock moving forward)

  • Great tips. We do most of these. Our A/C is not set quite that high and we only have one fan that only moves in one direction. But, we also have 4 large trees (3 in back and the 1 out front) and our backyard is noticeably cooler no matter...

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    Great tips. We do most of these. Our A/C is not set quite that high and we only have one fan that only moves in one direction. But, we also have 4 large trees (3 in back and the 1 out front) and our backyard is noticeably cooler no matter how hot out. They also shield the house in the winter. That is something to consider before chopping down all the trees around the house. I see so many people who have moved into a house in the neighborhood and the first thing they do is chop down the trees! I'm talking perfectly healthy, well-kept ones, not diseased or overgrown or otherwise problematic.They take years to grow however, so treasure the ones that you have.

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