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Updated 4 min ago

Potential Fitness, Grocery, Starbuck's at 4901 W. Irving Park

Please join your neighbors for a community discussion of a proposed redevelopment of 4901 W. Irving Park. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 pm, in the Las Tablas banquet space at 4920 W. Irving Park.

The owners of the site are offering a plan to renovate the existing 50,000-square-foot building to accommodate several new businesses, and the theater on the second floor would be renovated for community and non-profit use.

So far, owners have a signed...

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Please join your neighbors for a community discussion of a proposed redevelopment of 4901 W. Irving Park. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 pm, in the Las Tablas banquet space at 4920 W. Irving Park.

The owners of the site are offering a plan to renovate the existing 50,000-square-foot building to accommodate several new businesses, and the theater on the second floor would be renovated for community and non-profit use.

So far, owners have a signed lease for a Retro Fitness at the site. Additionally, owners have letters of intent from and are working on finalized leases with Starbucks and Aldi's. There are also discussions with a Culvers franchisee.

The renovated building will also have 14,000 square feet of additional retail space and 12,000 square feet of office space which is being marketed for medical and non-profit uses.

In order to preserve the theater for community and non-profit use, the owners are requesting $2.5 million in TIF assistance. Additionally, the owners need a zoning change from RS-3 to B1-1 for the parking lot behind the building.

This proposed project falls into the mission of the Six Corners Master Plan. The plan is driven by input from residents, businesses, and land owners, and was adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in August 2013.

To learn more, ask questions, and join the discussion, please come to the community meeting. If you have any other questions, give my office a call at (773) 286-4545.

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  • Starbucks?? Don't we already have three independent coffee houses and a Starbucks a hop skip and a jump from this location? Culvers? Really? If you're gonna put a fast food joint in, you could at least look at something a bit more unique. How about Naf Naf Grill or Pei...

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    Starbucks?? Don't we already have three independent coffee houses and a Starbucks a hop skip and a jump from this location? Culvers? Really? If you're gonna put a fast food joint in, you could at least look at something a bit more unique. How about Naf Naf Grill or Pei Wei, Jersey Mikes, something we DON'T see on every corner. Better yet, how about reaching out to restaurant businesses in other wards who are doing well and might want to open a second location. What about a nicer breakfast/lunch diner of sorts. Another gym??? L.A Fitness is right around the corner, Xsport is 1/2 mile down the road, Blast Fitness is another 1/2 mile down the road. Crossfit is right across the street from this location. SNAP fitness and a few other independent places are also nearby. Aldi is a decent store, but there are also several in the surrounding areas. This is a most unimaginative, uncreative solution for this space, all because you want to keep a theater, that could potentially be moved to any of the other vacant storefronts around. Ridiculous! This space should have and could have been redeveloped a long time ago.

  • portage park lifer,

    Are you just trying to prove your assertion "EB has become a cesspool for criticism " correct?

3 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

Stolen Dog ALERT

Please keep an eye out for this dog that was stolen at a gas station this morning: "Cloud aka Neven is a 16.5 lb golden retriever mix that was stolen from his owners car and loaded into a black minivan this morning as she was getting gas at the Shell gas station at the intersection of Cicero/Montrose in Chicago. 4401 North Cicero Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630"

Police have been notified.

http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=390490

This is not my dog, but sharing information.

10 hours ago

Updated 25 min ago

Is St. Ferds open to the public ?

I'd like to try it, but don't want don't want more than dinner and a beer

  • No crucified Barbies?

  • southsideandy A South Side outpost in the heart of the N.W. Side

    I'd rather have some Jesus Christ with my fish and tartar sauce than some card magic, lol -- "I'm not picking a card, I'm EATING DINNER! Leave me alone!" Ha ha ha ha...

22 hours ago

Updated 45 min ago

6 Weeks To Go!

Ok Portage Park, Chuy or Rahm? You will you be voting for in April? Does Chicago elect its first Hispanic mayor, or does Rahm stay on track in his quest to be Hillary's running mate in 2016? Does Chicago elect one of it's own, or does Ravenswood Rahm get a second term? This is an important election, I hope we can get a better turnout. Think and decide people.

  • Well I'll tell ya bro, that old corporate cronyism status quo is turning a lot of us off!

  • People that don't vote are the main people that complaint about everything. As for who to vote for, this is really a hard decision. Do you vote for the devil you know or the devil you don't know? Emanuel has the attitude of this is suppose to be his city to do whatever he wants.
    Chuy gives me the impression that he has no clue and is being forced to run. STILL, I AM GOING TO VOTE ON APRIL 7!

4 hours ago

Updated 46 min ago

Tagging on my Garage

Got tagging all over my garage door and some on the siding today - Patterson Ave

Already called 311, emailed alderman, sent photos to 16th District CAPS

Anyone else get tagged with a similar color paint? Really hope they get caught one day...

Now to try to clean it off somehow in this cold weather.

  • Herecomestheman Character assassin.

    What block of Patterson?

  • 5100 West

    Got a lot of it off on a bottom panel and siding using goof off graffiti remover and a stiff nylon brush. Was doing great until the goof off started freezing on contact once the sun started doing down. Even the 70% isopropyl froze into a slush on contact. Resuming the cleanup tomorrow.

    Got it entirely off the vinyl siding without any issue.

    Camera will be going up soon

36 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

  • I don't know. That guy "Church" they arrested (rightly or wrongly) didn't sound like the sharpest guy. I would have to take his claims with a grain of salt.

  • David 1929,

    Were the guys that John Burge tortured PhDs?

24 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Power Home Remodeling Sales Rep

Sales rep came to the door and decided to bang on the front window to get my attention when the door bell didn't work. He had no sales collateral with him and was very rude when I said that I wasn't interested in a free estimate for window replacement. He was wearing a logo'd jacket for Power Home Remodeling.I just called the company to complain. Here's the number: 888.REMODEL (888.736.6335)

  • Loulu Me

    I find most people coming to the door to sell something are very aggressive (including the window banging). They are generally rude when you say you're not interested. I suspect most of them are scams and/or not of quality. In this day and age, this is not the way to do business.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Heads up on those doorbell ringers and people banging on your door really rude..some people are storm chasers others are fake companies who take half of your money and never return for a job!!!!

32 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Midwestern Christian Academy Open House Today!

If you are interested in your student receiving a balanced traditional academic program with a Christian emphasis, come and check out Midwestern Christian Academy. There is an open house today from 5:00pm-7:00pm. We are located at 3465 N. Cicero Ave. Check out the classrooms, the teachers, current students and parents. Check us out on the web ahead of time at midwesternchristianacademy.org

21 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Organic Gardening

If you currently have an organic garden, or you would like to have an organic garden, I would like to offer my assistance. I can help you in creating an organic vegetable and/or herb garden or I can help you tend to a garden you already have. My name is Jose Bautista and my plan is to work in many gardens over the summer. No matter the type of urban farming you have/want: container plants, raised beds, or in-ground, I want to work in it all. If you might be interested please contact me and we can discuss this further. Have a good one.

36 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

How Close is Close?

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150225/portage-park/far-northwest-side-voters-picked-rahm-but-helped-garcia-trigger-run-off

Seems to me anything greater than 45 percent is pretty close when your runoff oponent is far enough behind that if the other candidates backer lose interest then a win is in the offing.

Not sure if Rham heard that thunder clap or not or if he will just laugh at it thinking the four groups should have settled on one contender if they wanted the belt.

1 hour ago

DunRite Services, Inc.

The agency I work for needed a plumber on am immediate basis. I checked the a Portage Park Chamber of Commerce directory and found DunRite Services. Within a one hour time frame a supervisor and 2 workers came out to assess the problem. As suspected the problem was greater than expected. DunRite Services had to come back the next day to complete the job. They are reliable and dependable and very clean. Unlike other plumbing services they didn't find other things that were wrong and try to cheat the agency. If you need plumbing services. .I highly recommend DunRite Services located at 4356 N. Mil Waukee Ave!

36 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Now What

45th Ward

Rahm Emanuel: 47.9%

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia: 35.1%

Willie Wilson: 3.1%

Bob Fioretti: 5%

William "Dock" Walls: 0.9%

Turnout: 41.8%

According to DNAinfo but that means the vocal ABR folks here were certainly better represented here than at the polls.

And who knew but cops and their families apparently vote as well. So we have a battle that may actually be boiling down to cops and their sphere of influence wanting some political and economic clout in the neighborhood.

  • Thomas R Resident of Schorsch Village

    No matter what Rahm's camp says, there is indeed blood in the water. President Obama made a special trip here, gave the famous hug, did radio spots and lent his campaign mastermind David Axelrod. Net result was a 2-3% bump from what polling was prior to election day. People aren't buying it. They're upset about school closings and crime.

  • Loulu Me

    Mark Z if Rahm were realistic about finances as your article suggests, why did he borrow money for early childhood education? It has to be paid back with interest.

3 hours ago

need endodentist recommendation on northwest side, or suburbs

need a specialist in root canal as one my regular dentist just completed doens't seem to have taken.......thanks......

43 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Redistricting 38th and 45th Wards

I live on the 5200 W. Dakin block and have always been part of the 38th Ward (Laramie is the boundary). When I went to vote yesterday, I was directed to the 45th ward polling place. Was the ward map recently redrawn? I was not prepared to vote for a 45th alderman.

  • In regards to the boundaries for the 36th and 38th Wards being 'rigged to get rid of Sposato' people should take a look at the same ward boundaries from the 1970's when the 38th Ward was almost identical to the new 38th as it looks today. Back then, the 38th...

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    In regards to the boundaries for the 36th and 38th Wards being 'rigged to get rid of Sposato' people should take a look at the same ward boundaries from the 1970's when the 38th Ward was almost identical to the new 38th as it looks today. Back then, the 38th Ward went as far south and west as Belmont and Cumberland and as far north as Lawrence and Cumberland. 38th Ward Ald. William Cullerton lived on Sunnyside west of Cumberland. My father, Ald. Tom Cullerton, insisted on keeping the residential development at Lawrence and Cumberland as low density, two flat buildings when developers wanted to build another Catherine Courts scenario.
    When these areas were remapped into the 36th Ward in the 1980's and 1990's, no one complained that they were 'trying to get rid of Cullerton'...it was simply done as part of the remapping process.
    I have no ax to grind either way when it comes to the remapping process....as far as I'm concerned, it could just as well be done away with and the city wards divided into permanent square grids. As long as the Federal Voters Rights Act is the law, this controversy will continue, but the law does provide some assurances that minorities are equally represented in local, county, state and federal political voting districts.

  • Perhaps the law has outlived its original intended purpose given the current demographic population of Chicago. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/1714000.html

Jan 24

Updated 4 hours ago

Ald. Nicholas Sposato's Service Office From the 38th Ward to your kitchen table

What's wrong with the above account which commented twice today in a Portage Park thread. The above account was open in 2012 and up to May 2014 events held in Ald. Sposato's 36th Ward were occasionally posted. When did Ald Sposato take over the 38th Ward? Guess Sposato doesn't need to earn the support of the 38th Ward voters he just moves in. Hay Nick how bout showing 38th Ward voters and 38th Ald Cullerton a little respect?

  • Chow? Don't try to use foreign terms if you can't spell four-letter words.

  • Ken,

    Perhaps Suzi's is using the Asian spelling of the Italian word?

3 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Asbestos?

ok I've searched for asbestos on this site but didn't get the answer I was looking for. Last year we had the water department come out to see if they'd put in a water meter. They looked at the pipe and said - that looks like it might be asbestos, we're not doing anything until you get an asbestos abatement company out to tell you whether or not it is asbestos and if it is, have them remove. So while...

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ok I've searched for asbestos on this site but didn't get the answer I was looking for. Last year we had the water department come out to see if they'd put in a water meter. They looked at the pipe and said - that looks like it might be asbestos, we're not doing anything until you get an asbestos abatement company out to tell you whether or not it is asbestos and if it is, have them remove. So while I know this can be expensive, I'm wondering A. How expensive and B. How much would really have to be done? I mean, could we just do the one pipe and leave the rest or would we need to have them do it all? Not disturbing it is only an option if we never get a water meter installed and the water bill keeps getting higher and higher...any advice?

  • I just emailed you my contact info if you want to chat about it. Call anytime.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Asbestos lol its 2015 wow you peope must live in some real dumps!!!! Get with it

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

  • Your interpretation of both decisions is totally wrong. You need to read them, not repeat gossip or make up stuff.

  • Ken,

    Annabelle is a self-proclaimed teacher who has to time to research. Many questions have gone to Annabelle in the past few weeks and while there have been a few response, none were enlightening.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Congratulations to 38th Ward Alderman-Elect Nick Sposato

I would like to congratulate Alderman Nick Sposato on his Election Day victory yesterday. I would also like to congratulate all of the candidates for refraining from personal attacks in their campaign literature and in their comments during the two aldermanic forums.

Our city and our community are facing some unprecedented financial challenges over the next four years that will call for some very tough choices.

It has been my honor and privilege to represent my neighbors over the past four years and I look forward to working with our new Alderman to make his transition as smooth, seamless and successful as possible.

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Me? Absolutely not. I expect a full pension for my years of service.

  • Yeah posting on here all day merits a fat pension.

2 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

  • A 6% margin of victory, whether over one opponent or six opponents, is a large margin of victory. Sposato won. Get over yourself and move on.

  • Loulu Me

    Out of seven wards with six or more candidates, one of which was an incumbent, Sposato was one of only two incumbents who avoided a runoff. (Although he ran in a different ward, all the media considered him an incumbent.)

10 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Nicholas Sposato

It looks to me that you made it...I wish you all the best, Your team team worked hard for you! Now please take our ward where it needs to be....You really earned this one!!!

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    @pattymelt... Wait I get it, Looks like we made it was another song, I didn't know who sang it but it may have been Barry...Anyway I see how it reminds you of the song, totally unintentional on my part I assure you!

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Lets go out for a beer ehhhhhh you little toothless runt!!!!

5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

A good toilet

We are updating our bathroom and need suggestions of a good toilet to buy. Landloard won't do it but giving us a $200 budget to do it ourselves. So basically looking for one that works well and also not too expensive. I don't want to buy one that clogs all the time or needs to be flushed twice. Got one like that now!! Have any of you bought a new one that works well. Please let me know what it is. Thanks!

  • pattymelt is mostly in charge

    @Sue: If you're going to respond to SPIRO 1983, you really need to use more exclamation points!!! Just one won't do!!! Three seems to be the magic number!!!

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Hey ya its sloppy sue again trying to kill everyones buzz go to bed hunny bunny!!@@

17 hours ago

  • Portage Park Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    This school has a very poor performance at all academic aspect. Except from the teachers, I have not met a single pleasant or helpful administrator. In terms of applying school policies and being rude to parents this school is second to nothing.

    Portage Park Elementary School (5330 W Berteau Ave) Published on GreatSchools February 26, 2015 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Sposato Tactics Equate To Harassment

I have received so much mail from Sposato it's ridiculous. Mail pieces every day this week, 2 polls this week, a poll this morning and a robo call tonight. He should be the poster child for campaign finance reforms laws. If this man wins, it is a classic example of buying an office. I knew nothing about him when this election started and now I can't stand to hear his name. I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way and I hope everyone will go to the polls and vote for someone else. PLEASE join me in an "anyone but Sposato" vote on Tuesday.

  • What are you talking about? He has helped many people who are not in special interest groups. For me it was illegal conversions on my block, for my neighbor help getting her senior exemptions, he helped our community when the school didn't have a crossing guard . Keep fighting the good fight.

  • wayne 25 year Irving&Austin res.

    Sour grapes is what I think most of this is about, I never felt harassed and it seems to me that many people went out in very cold weather... door to door because they believe in him. And i for one can't wait to see what he can do...Hell, I was even asked if I needed a ride to vote!!! GREAT CAMPAIGNING !!!!!, THAT'S WHAT WINS ELECTIONS!!!

24 hours ago

Post election!

Well it's finally over, it's been both an honor and a privilege to run for public office, we have what I believe is a great neighborhood, I'm look forward helping our community in what ever way I can, once again,from the Hernandez family Thank you and God bless!

30 hours ago

Register to Vote/Change Voter Registration Address

Voter registration is open again:

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/register-to-vote-change-of-address.html

You can vote in the April 7th runoff even if you did not vote this past Tuesday.

Dec 04

Updated 31 hours ago

Portage Park Knitters/Crocheters

I'm trying to find out if anyone out there would be interested in joining a group that would meet on a regular basis at a local coffee shop for an hour or two with like-minded individuals. We can work on a current project or get some advice/tips/help from each other if we are stuck on a project. Just message me on EB if you are interested and let me know what day and time might work best for

  • DeMurph PP Neighbor since 2010

    Thanks Helen. Was worth a shot 😊 Will definitely consider starting a second group and will look forward to a Tue availability to meet you when schedule permits. Best, DeMurph

  • @randy, I assume pamela means it in the Wendy Russell ingenious way.

34 hours ago

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43 hours ago

AAUW Tech Savvy Conference at Triton College, River Grove, IL, March 21, 2015.

The AAUW Jane Addams Branch along with members from local Chicagoland AAUW branches are offering an all-day AAUW Tech Savvy STEM career conference for 6-9th grade girls and their parents/mentors at Triton College, 2000 Fifth Avenue, Building R, River Grove, IL 60171 on Saturday March 21, 2015, from 8.30 – 3.30 pm.

Registration is open at http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x2003931738a

For more information see http://janeaddams-il.aauw.net/tech-savvy/

2 days ago

Updated 44 hours ago

Estate Sale

Has anyone worked with an estate sale agent/company that covers our area?
Thank you.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Naomi is a straight shooter; she will be completely honest with you, and be there every step of the way.

    Naomi Ross
    Sassie's Estate Sales,Inc
    www.sassiesantiques.com
    847-322-5913

    If you contact me offlist, I can give you the name of a company to avoid like the plague

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    I recently received a flyer from my office for a company called Estate Angels. Not sure if they are any good but give them a try. Here's the info:

    www.yourestateangels.com

    Contact Lori Kumskis at:

    708-374-2458

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Chicago children's Club

We just had a guy ring our doorbell asking for a $10 or $20 donation for the children at Portage Park. We asked him why are they asking for donations this late in the winter and he said they ask for it after Valentines and it is used for next year. He was a very quick talker. Beware, beware.... so I asked him for information and he said he would drop off the leaflet. I just checked online and there is no such organization for this.

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    That one guy with the boot he has on chicago fire department shirts on to I heard which any civilian can buy at a store....

  • retired sgt retired sgt

    Call 311 or 911 and report it as a suspicious man ringing doorbells.... Come on guy's then the next tread will be I got robbed last night or can you believe I just got approached by a strange man in front of my house.

5 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

What issues will be guiding your voting?

I will be voting based on the candidates' stances on certain issues that are important to me. These can cross ward boundaries, and some are city wide issues. What issues are you basing your voting on, both for mayor and alderman?

  • Your comments caused me to legitimately want to look into the development. I did, I found it odd that there weren't any 200 sq ft units. I wished you and your mom the best on your search. What more do you want from me.

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    Your comments caused me to legitimately want to look into the development. I did, I found it odd that there weren't any 200 sq ft units. I wished you and your mom the best on your search. What more do you want from me.

    You said it: "Concerns because some of the units were 200 sq feet efficiency apartments." I corrected you on it, with proof. And yes, 400 sq ft is twice the size, pretty big difference. Now lets drop it.

    And why don't you keep my family out of this, its low class and makes you look foolish.

  • Happiness,

    Do you believe everything you read on EB?
    Why do find Jill♡ believable?

2 days ago

Updated 45 hours ago

Six Corners

Any idea what the final plan is?

  • Resident Live in the 45th

    Where is this notice for? I can't make it out from the picture. Is that just an empty lot in the picture?

  • It's for the old Bank of America building at 6 Corners. I checked the Clark Street Development site today, and while they have the project listed, no designs or renderings yet. Very interested to see what the plans look like.

Feb 02

Updated 46 hours ago

Remodeled home quality

I've been looking at houses for sale in the area and have noticed a handful that have been recently rehabbed, all in the same style. They look really nice, but use some cheap materials and appear to be quickly worked on.

I'm wondering if anyone has experience with a home like this. In particular, it'd be great to hear if any issues with a house like this was mainly cosmetic or required a significant amount of time/money to repair.

  • Tonton Tonton

    About a year ago I bought a beautiful gut rehab from a contractor working in this area. I saw some really bad rehabs before we stumbled upon this property. It had been on the market for less than one day and we grabbed it right away. They did a great...

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    About a year ago I bought a beautiful gut rehab from a contractor working in this area. I saw some really bad rehabs before we stumbled upon this property. It had been on the market for less than one day and we grabbed it right away. They did a great job - new finishes, electrical, plumbing, hvac, roof. The inside and finishes were planned by professional designers and the workmanship appears to be of high quality. The whole second floor was removed and rebuilt, too, all keeping the original bungalow look. I had an inspector review the property of course. They did identify some things that needed to be taken care of… Additional air vents on the second floor to provide better heat and air control was a biggie. Otherwise, the house is extremely solid. Where did they skimp? From what I can tell, in areas areas I am well equipped to handle myself - landscaping, cheap locks, cheap back porch. There are other minor things that I'm working to address. We couldn't be happier with our home in PP!!

  • Marcin Talaga Realtor/General Contractor

    You could get a well rehabbed home, and you can get a lemon. It all depends on the contractor. Always ask for references from the contractor, get a real good home inspector, preferably someone with remodeling knowledge, and ask for a warranty.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Ward Budgets?

I heard somewhere 80% of Sposato's 36th ward budget last year went to the parks. E.g, Shabbona had 100 new trees planted as well as the playground redone.

If someone can post a more accurate picture of 36th an 38th ward budget expenditures for last year or more it would be appreciated.

  • Pamela,
    The Portage Park playground was funded before my term, under Alderman Allen, but I believe it was a combination of TIF funds (West Irving Park TIF), Park District capital funds and funds raised by the Friends of Portage Park, with the greater share coming from the TIF. TIF funds...

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    Pamela,
    The Portage Park playground was funded before my term, under Alderman Allen, but I believe it was a combination of TIF funds (West Irving Park TIF), Park District capital funds and funds raised by the Friends of Portage Park, with the greater share coming from the TIF. TIF funds were also used at the park for the nature area, the new DFA, resurfacing of the parking lot, new pathways (sidewalks), new lockers for the indoor pool and reconstruction of the outdoor decorative water fountains which will be transformed into planters this Spring.

  • New cargo swim trunks with the new micro fiber material for faster wicking for Tim this June. See you there sir with Coppertone in hand!

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

If you live in the (new) 45th ward, who would YOU vote for if you lived in the 38th ward?

Just wondering who you would vote for out of the 38th ward candidates. They are:

Belinda Cadiz
Tom Caravette
Michael Duda
Carmen Hernandez
Jerry Paszek
Heather Sattler
Nicholas Sposato

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Heather sattler and sposato its going to be a close race we will see!!!!!

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Its over soar losers sposato won get with it..the pencil neck geek has won....

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mailers

Just got a bunch of mailers from various 45th ward candidates and they are all positive except for Garrido. Talk about Debbie Downer….

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Feb, 24th Election Day!

Well tomorrow is the big day, no matter what happens I'm thankful for the help of Bruce and Rich, for sticking with me and pushing me, my wife and kids for putting up with me, my fellow Soldiers in the IL,National Guard for their support, I believe in our system of Government more then ever, every time I put on the uniform of our county's Military I'm reminded of what it stands for it,so with that said Thank you and God bless!

2 days ago

Rham's Kid's Robbery now on Portal and you can draw shape in crash report

https://www.youtube.com/user/smartchicago/videos
I guess we will have to wait a day for the upload. When it is up just drag over until you see the guy in a suit. That will be our CDO. Tutns out the police internally flag things as confidential but the data that gets put on the portal is not confidential and there were about 178 crimes not posted because of that.

http://chicagocrashes.org/#zoom=16&lat=41.95342&lon=-87.74491

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

If you live in the (new) 38th ward, who would YOU vote for if you lived in the 45th ward?

Just wondering how it would shake out if we were choosing between Arena, Baert, Diaz and Garrido.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lawn Sign Stolen

I know it is nothing new, but someone stole an aldermanic lawn sign in front of my house (38th ward). It may seem like politics as usual, but it doesn't sit well for me. The candidate I support did not just plop a sign on my lawn. This candidate introduced herself to me, spent 30 min. listening to me and my concerns and spoke about her platform (in July), called weeks later and asked if I would be willing to...

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I know it is nothing new, but someone stole an aldermanic lawn sign in front of my house (38th ward). It may seem like politics as usual, but it doesn't sit well for me. The candidate I support did not just plop a sign on my lawn. This candidate introduced herself to me, spent 30 min. listening to me and my concerns and spoke about her platform (in July), called weeks later and asked if I would be willing to display a sign, hung the sign, and later thanked me with a hand written note as well. I am impressed at the grass root efforts of her campaign and her sincerity. And I would like to optimistically think that there are several candidates that are giving it their best efforts and have good intention for the neighborhood. Candidates get a lot of criticism, but I applaud residents who run for local office with good intention. When people (ill intentioned candidates and their goons) steal lawn signs, vandalize billboards and smear candidates names - it cost us all a chance of having true residents step up and run for office (as opposed to professional politicians who move into neighbors for job security).. The majority of the candidates do not have major financial backing from and private interest groups. They are residents who reach deep into their pockets to run a campaign and get their message out. Please allow them to do so. When we don't - we only have ourselves to blame when we have sellout politician who don't truly represent us and our interest.. (I must be a glass half full type of person because I believe there are good candidates out there and I truly believe in the candidate I am supporting.)

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    No signs for me unless they the politicians pay me to put there name in front of my house..you are asking for it by putting up political signs up!!!!

  • I don't want a politician's money nor do I want politicians to resort to buying votes. I want a resident that knows and loves this neighborhood as much as I do and will represent us all fairly. So when I find this rare find, I want to give them the...

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    I don't want a politician's money nor do I want politicians to resort to buying votes. I want a resident that knows and loves this neighborhood as much as I do and will represent us all fairly. So when I find this rare find, I want to give them the opportunity to put themselves out there and give it their best. I want a candidate spending time talking with residents rather than mingling with goons to pad their campaign fund. In this case Heather Sattler found me and proved herself to this household.

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    Thank you for sharing, Minerva! The ward boundaries were updated a few weeks ago. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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