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  • Ok, I'll start....

    "Attracting a high quality, affordable supermarket that provides fresh produce. The 26th Ward is a food desert and the lack of a supermarket is detrimental to the health and well being of the residents."

    He receives a "F " for Economic Development.

    He receives an "A" for attracting a 4000 congregation Mega Church.

  • Ok, I can keep going....

    "Maintaining and improving delivery of city services. Although graffiti removal, garbage pick up, street light repair, potholes, etc. are not "glamorous issues" they are vital to the quality of life of the residents of the ward."

    He receives a "F" for delivering city services.

    This summer it took more than 8 weeks to replace our broken garbage can. After calling his office several times we were told that the City of Chicago was out of garbage cans. REALLY???

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    REPAIR FIRE DAMAGE WITHIN 1ST FLOOR D.U.; RELOCATE STAIRS TO BASEMENT & CONVERT 1ST FLOOR D.U. TO DUPLEX UNIT; ADD (1) FULL BATH TO THE BASEMENT; REPLACE CABINETRY, APPLIANCES & FINISHES IN BOTH D.US., PER PLANS

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Sep 24

New Democratic Party

The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection,...

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The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection, more positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups, and generally liberal on racial issues

I have lots of information about my campaign, but it does not reflect the role of the Chicago New Democratic party, I opted on having two to three events exclusively about the Chicago New Democratic party next week (so you can view this as advertising).

Because the party hasn't officially started yet and I don't even know if I'll be one of its' officers... I stayed away from writing anything about the future political entity

Sep 24

Five people wounded in shootings since Tuesday evening

A 22-year-old man was shot at about 7:45 p.m. on the 4500 block of West Augusta Boulevard in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Offices Ron Gaines.

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About 20 minutes later, a 44-year-old woman was standing on a porch on the 7200 block of South Marshfield in the West Englewood neighborhood when she was shot in the abdomen, Alfaro said. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

A 20-year-old woman was shot around 1:10 a.m. in the 7500 block of South Stony Island Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, Alfaro said. The woman was a passenger in a car driving north on Stony Island Avenue when someone in a white sedan pulled up and fired shots, police said.

The man was shot in the leg in the 4800 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue and was taken to Provident Hospital, he said. No other details were available.

Sep 24

Man Shot In Humboldt Park

The 22-year-old was in the back seat of a vehicle driving in the 4500 block of West Augusta Boulevard about 7:15 p.m., police said. Someone on a motorcycle drove up from behind and fired shots, striking him in the back.

Sep 24

At least one injured in shootings

The shooting happened at about 7:45 p.m. on the 4500 block of West Augusta Boulevard, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

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About 20 minutes later, a 44-year-old woman was standing on a porch on the 7200 block of South Marshfield, Alfaro said.

Sep 24

Man shot in Humboldt Park

A man was shot Tuesday evening in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 22-year-old was in the back seat of a vehicle driving in the 4500 block of West Augusta about 7:15 p.m., police said. Someone on a motorcycle drove up from behind and fired shots, striking him in the back. The

Sep 24

At least three injured in shootings

The shooting happened at about 7:45 p.m. on the 4500 block of West Augusta Boulevard, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

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About 20 minutes later, a 44-year-old woman was standing on a porch on the 7200 block of South Marshfield, Alfaro said.

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Updated Sep 23

Two plans and lots of similarities between the two

I came across an article in the Tribune called, "A new plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal our city", and it very similar to my own plan for the 28th ward. I encourage everyone to read the article (Chicago Tribune, Sunday, September 21, 2014). There are few differences, but they have more similarities.

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Updated Sep 23

Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I think it takes 450 signatures to get on the ballot right? I signed one for my neighbor and will sign one for anyone who wants to run.

  • 473 signatures are need.

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Updated Sep 22

The new way

To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class,...

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To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class, anti-business, and anti-home ownership, to endorse these pursuits leads to competition and that's what they never wanted. But that is what we need, that is how we will grow. We must support the free market, this is a capitalist economy; therefore, we must participate in the capitalist economy.

Help me help us, this is the chance to get it right.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know...

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    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know and possibly ain't got a clue.

    Explain to us, for the edification of our liberation and in one or two syllable words, what is a "capitalist economy.

    Give some examples of your vision and foundation to encourage genuine interest and potential participation in your ethos.

    See me, William, on YOUTUBE: "VACANT LOT PSYCHIC". Cleaning up our community will make it more "Investment Worthy".

    SEL

  • I watched your video and I found it very insightful. Thank you for sharing (this is much needed).

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Stay on it. Read, read and read, and pray for comprehension.

    Also see "WAR ON FILTH".

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The Riot Fest!?!?

My mom is 70 years old and it sucks she can't enjoy the park she pays so much property taxes for!!! I guess it's the hell with Latinos!!! And I like to know why all Puerto Rican festivals don't have a liquor license but the Riot fest did?!?! Is it cause it's mostly whites attending?!? Just wondering?!?!?

  • MakeChicagoSafe Please keep our Chicago Safe

    If you must know I own a few properties there amongst other areas surrounding HP and pay for my mothers building to be maintained and her well being and her safety is number one priority to me. And when I walk up to my mothers home and see vomit in...

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    If you must know I own a few properties there amongst other areas surrounding HP and pay for my mothers building to be maintained and her well being and her safety is number one priority to me. And when I walk up to my mothers home and see vomit in her garden and drunk belligerent people passing her home it doesn't sit well with me at all and by any means. And just an FYI the city has reached out to university's and have asked students to donate their time for service hours to help restore Humboldt park.

  • What a sane and completely reasonable response. Had you started with that instead of race-baiting and a sob story about granny not being allowed to go for a walk this thread would look a lot different

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Sep 19

Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

Sep 19

The Agenda

The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments...

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The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments (1,200,000).

The goal is to secure 1/3 of the revenue from the creation of the Chicago Chess Association to fund need programs in the 28th ward, participants from around the city will be encouraged join and stay involved (that way we can create revenue and still stick to the tradition way of gathering funds).

Funds will be spent in five specific areas; namely, education, job creation, environmental improvement, housing exploration, and events.

I will strengthen community participation through the 49 precinct captains, 5 main captains, 5 professional from the academics, 10 collegiate students from areas of interest in relation to the 28th ward's growth.

Community participations will always be welcomed and encouraged.

Information will be gather to so that we can make inform decisions as to the best course for the ward.

Sep 19

Jobs

Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm...

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Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm barely making things happen with what I have).

As always the case middle ground must be found and altered accordingly, I believe that current alderman lacks the necessary know how.

I will create a council of six to eight of the precincts captain and they will act in concert with collegiate students and professional in the academic world to conduct various activities to find the best solutions. Ever case is unique; therefore, we'll move methodically and gather the required data to endorse potential policy shifts.

We don't want businesses dumping ships because their afraid that they can't make a profit and we want to ensure people that we know that they're $8.50 a hour.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 19

Fellow African Americans

I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we...

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I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we have never recovered from our past, we have attached our past with our present and now we have become victims of opportunistic politicians who exploit it for their own personal gains. Let’s take responsibility for our future and leave our children with a great legacy in which they deserve, an honorable history with a promising future.

I mentioned that our institutions was bias against us; moreover, intra-racism is often never explored or mentioned at all, I think we should start having discussing about it because it’s one of the biggest aspect to our healthy development. I believe that we will find that our very own leaders are the culprits for practicing intra-racism tactics and have hijacked the political agenda here in Chicago to keep the masses of blacks at a disadvantage

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I...

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    cont.

    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I will build up relations to create jobs. I will institute a program that will promote business that you will establish, I will ever stay committed to education for children and adults, I will aggressively endorse technology, science, and I will maintain a world view perspective.

    Our present condition is sad and embarrassing one, but we can change how other perceive us, this election of 2015 by voting Jason Ervin out and voting me into office and getting on the track of becoming the ward of excellence.

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Bullhorn! Spaulding and Division, ahhhhhh!

I'm gonna rip the bullhorn out of that kids hand on Spaulding and Division. I asked these idiots to stop with this yesterday, but no. I'm not traditionally a complainer and I love Riot fest. I wish I could hear crazy loud music, but I don't. I can't hear anything but this little jerk yelling, "Riot fest parking, riot fest paaarrrrkkkkinggggg!!!" down at the most unfriendly church parking lot ever. Blocking off the street??? making a tidy profit and a Sh*t ton of noise. My goodness, way to take advantage. I don't want to hear a peep of complaining from that group EVER! I'm done venting now, but I might call 311.

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