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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.

  • Archer Heights Guy Long time resident.

    Srobertsk - you noticed the August appearances too?

  • BTW, I expect that Anna Gorel would disavow these supporters. No politician wants to be known as the leader of the lunetic fringe.

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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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Aug 16

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.

Notebooks (spiral & composition),...

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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 14

Zalewski Really Went Bankrupt?

Who on earth would vote for a person that filed for Bakruptcy twice. Now wonder he keeps bankrupting the 23rd Ward. Yeah lets give Alderman ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZawslepps on the wheel 4 more years right?

RE; It is unclear to me how alderman Michael Zalewski who earns over $100,000+ yearly, not even including his spouse which also brings in a whopping $100,000 yearly would have a need to file for bankruptcy protection.

Are the public servants we elect competent enough for the...

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Who on earth would vote for a person that filed for Bakruptcy twice. Now wonder he keeps bankrupting the 23rd Ward. Yeah lets give Alderman ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZawslepps on the wheel 4 more years right?

RE; It is unclear to me how alderman Michael Zalewski who earns over $100,000+ yearly, not even including his spouse which also brings in a whopping $100,000 yearly would have a need to file for bankruptcy protection.

Are the public servants we elect competent enough for the job? Should our public officials take IQ tests, or equivalency exams? I want someone in office who can balance out their own checking account before putting their hands in my pocket.

Source: Medilll Reports Chicago / Public Record - Recorder of Deeds.

I wasn't sure if you could file for bankruptcy multiply times, so I goggled it.

How Often Can You File For Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that is designed to help both consumers and businesses eliminate their debt or repay the debt under the protection of bankruptcy court. Presently there are no limits to the number of times you can file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law determines the length of time between filing for bankruptcy and multiple filings may result in debt that is not discharged if it appears you are abusing bankruptcy laws.

  • Lynn you seem to have limited your own job opportunities by requiring that those opportunities be located in your immediate area. You don't say what your skills are but I'm guessing that you were in the retail or service industries. If true there are numerous jobs available in the area...

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    Lynn you seem to have limited your own job opportunities by requiring that those opportunities be located in your immediate area. You don't say what your skills are but I'm guessing that you were in the retail or service industries. If true there are numerous jobs available in the area although I am sure that the wages may not be as high as you would like. You might want to try the Department of Employment's website. It lists a large number of blue collar jobs and you can apply on line.

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Updated Aug 13

Martin Arteaga Talks Development for the 23rd Ward!

Let's talk development. Let's talk University Village. Do you remember when Maxwell Street was much rougher and grittier than it is today? I can remember and I am sure you do, too, because it was not very long ago. I spent time at UIC and I was able to play a key role in that community center development. The result was a successful redevelopment and the creation of the popular and much-patronized University Village. Residents and tourists no longer have...

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Let's talk development. Let's talk University Village. Do you remember when Maxwell Street was much rougher and grittier than it is today? I can remember and I am sure you do, too, because it was not very long ago. I spent time at UIC and I was able to play a key role in that community center development. The result was a successful redevelopment and the creation of the popular and much-patronized University Village. Residents and tourists no longer have to tolerate the grit, the abandoned buildings and the feeling of hopelessness that those things bring. Residents, tourists, students, passersby, and all can now enjoy walking, jogging, biking, and patronizing the safe and vibrant streets of University Village. This is a perfect example of how valuable resources can invested intelligently into the community so that EVERYBODY WINS.

To revitalize the 23rd Ward, we need community development and community outreach experience and HANDS ON LEADERSHIP. Throughout the ward we see vacant lots and abandoned buildings that are vandalized and underutilized. Let's take matters into our own hands. Let's revitalize the 23rd Ward. I'm ready and I'm up to the challenge.The time for change is now! We need to revitalize the Archer Avenue Business District and redevelop the area near Midway Airport. We need more business and jobs. This is what I will fight for as your next 23rd Ward Alderman.

WATCH MY VIDEO: http://youtu.be/Zy3DQaaCjwQ

  • Sounds like a great idea! How will funding be obtained? Our ward doesn't need another taco joint. A Panera bread would be awesome!

  • no taco joints or dollars stores.
    Panera, Potbellys, Chick-fil-a

  • Agree - Panera, Cosi, Corner Bakery would be totally awesome.

    But what does "Let's take matters into our own hands" mean?.

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Jan 27 2012

Updated Aug 12

Zalewski's blogger sued for Slander

For those who do not know, in the last Aldermanic election of the 23rd ward, Ald. Michael Zalewski had longtime friend Joe Kulys write false and inaccurate articles about Anna Goral. Mr. Kulys wrote questioning where Anna Goral Lives, then in the next blog writing about how Anna is cheating on her property taxes all of which have been proven to be false and inaccurate and now Mr. Kulys is facing a major lawsuit.

Politics 101 – Find someone to...

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For those who do not know, in the last Aldermanic election of the 23rd ward, Ald. Michael Zalewski had longtime friend Joe Kulys write false and inaccurate articles about Anna Goral. Mr. Kulys wrote questioning where Anna Goral Lives, then in the next blog writing about how Anna is cheating on her property taxes all of which have been proven to be false and inaccurate and now Mr. Kulys is facing a major lawsuit.

Politics 101 – Find someone to do your dirty work for you so none of it trials back to you.

Person msg from me to Mr. Zalewski…

next time you play dirty politics, don’t pay the accused out of your political bank account and give him your lawyer to defend the case, it makes you look guilty and arrogant.

Because it is the weekend, and I do not want to upset myself, I will not get into the other Zalewski Goon that was arrested for stealing opponents signs. From what I understand, Anna dropped the charges.

Aug 04

Updated Aug 10

One stop job shop

Why not assist the 23rd Ward residents with finding jobs? I believe that one of the aldermen’s most important duties is to help their residents to pursue their career. Currently, there is not one source to go to and review positions available in government. City, County, State and Federal all have different locations to review and learn about their job openings. If elected, I want to make it easier for job seekers by having a JOB CENTER within my local aldermanic office. Residents can come in and browse to see what positions are available. My aldermanic staff will be assigned to working with job applicants in helping them in filling out their applications.

  • Always good to have a professional overlook a resume. Just a thought.

  • improving an resume is fine she states "help fill out job applications"

Aug 09

Lost / Stolen Dog

Please keep your eyes open for Dolly..there's a good chance she is running around scared to death. There have been sightings of a little dirty white dog running around Hearst Park & 44th - 46th Leamington..
If seen call 312-953-6693
Thank you!!!

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Jul 31

Updated Aug 05

Back to School $5 Haircuts

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...

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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 the following participating Hair Salons:

Nueva Imagen
5644 S. Kedzie Ave
773-434-6264

Kiki’s Beauty Salon
5848 S. Kedzie Ave
773-778-7599

Russo’s TU
Hair Studio
5919 S. Kedzie Ave
773-737-0252
Wed 9:30-2pm

D’Reynas Beauty Salon
6101 S. Kedzie Ave
773-776-3548

Joshua’s Hair Studio
6243 S. Kedzie Ave
773-778-1413

Yazmin Unisex
6409 S. Kedzie Ave
773-737-5780
Tues – Thurs

Lesly Beauty Salon
6559 S. Kedzie Ave
773-905-8670
Tues & Wed

Hair America
3206 W. 59th St.
773-434-1230

Diaz Unisex
3303 W. 63rd St
773-739-8881

Martin’s Hair Salon II
3532 W 63rd St
773-436-5677

Con Estilo
Beauty Salon
3635 W. 63rd St
773-980-4848

Yuriria’s Unisex
3820 W 63rd St
773-585-2211

Juan Daniel Hair Design
3860 W 63rd St
773-767-6571

Vertigo Hair Styles
3919 W. 63rd St
773-284-8447

backtoschool

TO BECOME A PARTICIPATING HAIR SALON PLEASE EMAIL INFO@ARTEAGA23.COM

http://arteaga23.com/2014/07/back-school-5-hair-cuts-participating-locations/

Paid for by the Friends of Martin Arteaga

  • In today's society, it's better to visit a hair salon then to have it come to your home, unless the customer is disabled.

  • Speaking about disability I know a wonderful pharmacy whom visits the elderly and disabled. All communities should strive to take care of one another. Let's take our community back from the thugs. Be safe and respect everyone.

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Feb 14 2012

Updated Aug 02

Private driveway ordinance???

I always thought there was a city law against unauthorized public parking in the space directly in front of an entrance/exit to a private home's driveway ( i.e. blocking access to it by the homeowners and household's visitors
own vehicles).

That is happening more than I can ever remember, in front of my residence and I want to put a stop to it. Before I copy the license plate number and turn it over to the police for ticketing (and...

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I always thought there was a city law against unauthorized public parking in the space directly in front of an entrance/exit to a private home's driveway ( i.e. blocking access to it by the homeowners and household's visitors
own vehicles).

That is happening more than I can ever remember, in front of my residence and I want to put a stop to it. Before I copy the license plate number and turn it over to the police for ticketing (and or towing), I want to inform any new people on the block of my intent so they have fair advance warning. Therefore, I would like to know the exact city ordinance (if there is one). I have looked, but cannot locate anything.

If anyone out there knows, I would be obliged if the ordinance was posted here. You would think common sense and neighborly courtesy would be enough, but even "neighbors" these days don't often do the right thing....

Thanks for any assistance in locating such an ordinance.

  • You could also call your Alderman's office and they will have revenue officers coem and ticket. Or you could do what I have done at our CAPS meeting (813/833) we have flyers that explain the ordiance and on several occasions it has worked.

  • Wondering if there is an ordinance/reg prohibiting blocking the only access to private parking. A permitted block party barricaded access (ingress or egress) into a private parking lot which butts up against the closed residential street. Normally, the folks involved in the block party are great and in 11 years...

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    Wondering if there is an ordinance/reg prohibiting blocking the only access to private parking. A permitted block party barricaded access (ingress or egress) into a private parking lot which butts up against the closed residential street. Normally, the folks involved in the block party are great and in 11 years the situation has always been a non-issue. This year it was different. No notice was given to the owners of the cars in the parking lot that the street would be closed and ingress/egress would be limited, and it was "oh well, you just can't get out". Can they really do this? What is my recourse, if anything? Thanks much!

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Updated Jul 17

  • I am the new supervisor at Strohacker Park. Like many people already said, I personally can not fix that park in one day. I did submit many work request to Chicago Park District. Also requested for big capital budget improvements for 2015/2016. There are over 250 parks in the city...

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    I am the new supervisor at Strohacker Park. Like many people already said, I personally can not fix that park in one day. I did submit many work request to Chicago Park District. Also requested for big capital budget improvements for 2015/2016. There are over 250 parks in the city and work order requests are submitted daily. Little patience here. This park is not a $500 fix. Little things can slowly be done but other things need budget approvals. So far we are getting new playgrounds in Fall of this year and I think that's a big step in the right direction. This park stayed unstaffed due to economy crisis few years back and budget cuts. Many business shut downed, many people lost their jobs, including park employees, and many lost their homes. I am still young but I do understand that when economy is bad, then there is not much that we can do. Economy is slowly picking up, Chicago Park District secured some funds and they are doing everything in their power to fix over 250 parks in the city of Chicago. Give me a chance as a supervisor to fix it up. Chicago Park District is aware of the situation. To my knowledge, I am the NEW supervisor and I am the ONLY one with Chicago Park District that will do something about it. If ANYONE has any issues or concerns about this park, please see me. I grew up as a kid at the parks, my parents worked 10-14 hrs shifts so park was my 2nd home. I learned sooo much from park staff at the time and with the love of the park patrons and the staff I made my decision as young kid that this is what I want to do in life. I want my 2nd home to be also 2nd home to many kids in the neighborhood. I worked soooo hard to where I am today. I started with the parks as volunteer since age 13 and started working once I turned 16. Park is my life. 15 years later I am here fighting strong. I don't have to say much more. Chicago Park District is not only my job, it's my passion and most important it is my life, my one and only life.

  • You will do great things because your passion drives your spirit. I will not say good luck cause I don't believe in luck. Its all about working hard for what you believe in. I will be in there soon to lend a hand if you allow it. Take care.

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