2 days ago

Updated 30 min ago

Hear ye, Hear ye All Undecided Voters

There will be a candidate forum this coming Sunday at the Peoples Church.

This is the best way to feel out the candidates, in person answering your questions. Amy Crawford and Jemas Cappleman will be attending.

The forum is sponsored by the League of Women Voters

The candidates mill around afterwards so there will be an opportunity to speak to them directly. If you do not have enough time for the whole event feel free to show up late for the meet and greet.

Peoples Church

941 Lawrence Av.

March, 28th 2:00 PM

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    How exactly did he "nail it?"

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Tunny won outright in a 3-way race. Osterman ran unopposed. Moore won 2/1. Silverstein won outright in a 3-way race. Pawar got over 80%. Waguespack got 79%. Reilly ran unopposed. So, you can't really say that Cappleman has the "Ward vote" compared to the other aldermen in the area.

40 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

46th Ward Candidte Forum Saturday

There will be an Aldermanic forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters this Saturday. Both candidates will be attending.

Peoples Church
941 Lawrence Ave.
March, 28th 2PM

http://www.amyfor46.org/2015/03/upcoming-46th-ward-aldermanic-debate/

  • Nice to be paid to sit on EB all day long. You are a burner account No credibility.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    I really doubt if anyone is paid to post stuff online apart from already being on the payroll.

Mar 06 2014

Updated 14 hours ago

Run with Team CCO!

Team CCO (http://teamcco.com) is the charity fitness team for Cornerstone Community Outreach, a shelter for homeless families and individuals. Team CCO is an affiliated charity running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8k.
The Chicago Marathon lottery opens on March 19th, and Team CCO has guaranteed entries.
If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, in using their abilities to do more, contact or join the team at http://teamcco.com.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Classified

If you haven't heard of James Booker I think it is about time.

One of the best piano players to have paced the planet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooy1T6YDUko

  • Littleton Artist/Uptown/Chicago

    💡💡💡💡💡🔦⌛⌛⌛⌛

  • Both links are really interesting. I'd never heard of Booker, but what a crazy bio: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Booker#1954_to_1976:_Recording_and_touring

    This comment cracked me up: "Musician Dr. John described Booker as 'the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.'"

    The YouTube link you forwarded was a bit boogie-woogie for...

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    Both links are really interesting. I'd never heard of Booker, but what a crazy bio: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Booker#1954_to_1976:_Recording_and_touring

    This comment cracked me up: "Musician Dr. John described Booker as 'the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.'"

    The YouTube link you forwarded was a bit boogie-woogie for me, but I enjoyed. Would like to check out some earlier stuff based on the Wikipedia article.

    Longhair with the Meters was completely fascinating. Two pianos, congas, made for TV audience--definitely will check out more of his/their stuff and dust off some of my old Meters stuff. Seems like Longhair gave the Meters a bit of an edge that they missed, at least in what I've heard. Great link.

    No mystery where my piano interests lie: check out late 50s to mid 60s, especially Monk's Music, Carnegie Hall (with Coltrane), and Live at the It Club. Crazy, mind blowing stuff. Amazing music for that time, and still unreplicated.

Feb 12

Updated 4 days ago

New Mural Coming to Uptown

I am painting a new mural in Uptown as soon as the weather Gods grant us a few days over 50 degrees.

It will not be the biggest thing since sliced bread, low-key even but quality. Viva Uptown.

Where will it be....we will soon see.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Forget Them Knodt

Another 46th ward business bites the dust.

I expect Alderman Cappleman will retract the CappleCredit he has been claiming.

It was a nice flower shop for sure. Sorry to see them, gi and wish the team well.

http://forgetmeknodt.com/fondfarewell/

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Another Cappleman Community Failure

http://wp.me/p5OK9a-g

Cappleman community event is like most community events except nobody in the community participates.

There must be a better way....

Mar 21

Updated 5 days ago

Woman's scream

I just heard a woman's blood curdling scream. Went out to check the alley and front and saw nothing. Hope to god it was a joke and not a cry for help.

  • Now

    Erin thank you for checking. I hope it was a joke too.

Mar 15

Updated Mar 20

New Amy Crawford Interview on NTNN

46th ward aldrmanic candidate Amy Crawford was recently interviewed by Avy Meyers of the North Town News Network.

This is just Avy interviewing Amy, no photo-shop, gossip, slander, or cheap effects...shots.

The date for the election run-off is April 7th.

Earl voting begins on March 23rd at Truman College and other locations throughout the city.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSSvRfXaXk

Mar 18

Updated Mar 19

Capple-Cyber Sleaze-Story

Dnainfo is running a story on the fake slander site that has been directed at 46th ward candidate Amy Crawford Crawford.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150318/uptown/amycrawfordcom-is-fake-says-real-amy-crawford

The official site for her is:

www.amyfor46.org

  • Whoever made that site in a half an hour while in their pajamas is flattered that you think it cost $20,000.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Capplepajamas.

Mar 16

Updated Mar 19

46Th Ward Aldermanic Forum

I just heard about it, not sure who the sponsor is yet.

The next and probably last aldermanic forum will be at:

The Peoples Church
941 Lawrence
Saturday March 28
2PM

Mar 16

Updated Mar 18

AlderTrack Updates Local Election (46th)

From WBEZ website:

"We’re about halfway through the six-week period leading up to Chicago’s historic runoff election for mayor and a lot of aldermanic seats. Mike Fourcher of Aldertrack has been following the races and he joins us in studio to talk about what to expect from the Aldermanic runoff races."

https://soundcloud.com/afternoonshiftwbez/aldertracks-mike-fourcher-gives-an-update-on-the-runoff-election-prospects

It is a 14 minute podcast. The 46th ward part is short however,,,from 9:00-9:40

I agree with Mr. Fourcher....Amy has momentum and has been out there engaging more voters for the first time. Cappleman has been an online campaign, lacking depth and reach. Besides the parody websites and such expect more dirty tricks in the last two weeks.

Mar 17

Updated Mar 17

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    James Cappleman should move to Des Plaines.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    Too close and he will complain about the new casino and airport noise.

    I recommend a gated community in DuPage County.

Mar 15

Updated Mar 15

Happy St. Patricks Day

Try not to do anything stupid. Thank you.

Mar 14

Updated Mar 15

New CappleSpeak? Don't Worry, Be Happy, It's Only Gang 'Affiliated'?

Did anyone else miss this in their feeds?

DNAInfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150312/uptown/taunting-on-social-media-led-mondays-fatal-uptown-shooting-police-say

Taunting on Social Media Led to Monday's Fatal Uptown Shooting, Police Say

A member of the community found the taunts on social media and alerted police, Andrews said.

"That came from the community," he said. "We didn't know about it."

The deputy chief, who Cappleman said he specifically asked to attend the meeting after recent violence, said the shooting was part of the "same conflict" between gangs in the neighborhood,...

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Did anyone else miss this in their feeds?

DNAInfo: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150312/uptown/taunting-on-social-media-led-mondays-fatal-uptown-shooting-police-say

Taunting on Social Media Led to Monday's Fatal Uptown Shooting, Police Say

A member of the community found the taunts on social media and alerted police, Andrews said.

"That came from the community," he said. "We didn't know about it."

The deputy chief, who Cappleman said he specifically asked to attend the meeting after recent violence, said the shooting was part of the "same conflict" between gangs in the neighborhood, including the Black P-Stones and Gangster Disciples, among others.

While the shooting victim was "affiliated" with the Conservative Vice Lords and the Black P-Stones, he was not a known member of either gang, Andrews said.

["Affiliated" by what? Race? Age? Location? ...? ed.]

  • This is Your Captain Speaking Spokesperson@ Concerned Uptown Neighbors Taskf

    Yay

  • sidishus miscreant

    A vote for Amy Crawford is a vote for the Shiller 2.0 Money Machine that ignores the gang crime and violence it inflicts on the 46th Ward...

Mar 04

Updated Mar 14

World-class Montessori Preschool Coming Soon to Lincoln Square

Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity. Montessori Gifted Prep preschool provides a caring, comprehensive, high-quality Montessori education to children ages 2 - 6 years old. Numerous unique services offered including extended hours of operation (6am - 8pm), personalized education, and ability to monitor your child during the day via internet. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons taught by Old Town School of Folk Music, French and Mandarin taught by Language Stars, and interactive science laboratory experiments taught by Mad Science of Chicago.

Come learn more at our informational session on March 28, 2015 at 10 am. We are located at 4754 N Leavitt St, Chicago, IL

Mar 12

Updated Mar 12

Galerie du Littleton

Please enjoy these images responsibly.

http://www.dansemacabreonline.com/#!galerie-du-jeffrey-littleton/cdg0

Artists for Amy Crawford!

http://www.amyfor46.org/

Mar 10

Updated Mar 11

Parked Car Blocking Crosswalk

This car with expired plates has been here for over five days. It's blocking not only the crosswalk, but also the park entrance.

Also, the owner installed a metal column protector and a steering wheel bar. Doesn't want to take the chance someone will hotwire and steal this beater.

Hopefully this doesn't turn into another car insurance argument.

  • Mike from The Square Lincoln Square Circa 2004

    It's been towed.

  • Bill Near Rockwell L

    Gotta wonder about people. Column protector and steering wheel bar but parks where it's sure to be towed.

Mar 09

Non-Littleton Art Event

There is an art event coming up in the former vaudevillian theater on Wilson.

March 20th, 1050 Wilson.

Mar 06

Updated Mar 07

Art Show Sunday

STILL PICTURES: CLOSE-UPS
Paintings and Works on Paper by Margaret Buchen
UPTOWN ARTS CENTER
Opening Reception, Sunday, March 8th, 2-5pm

Gallery hours: Sundays 1-4 pm through March 29th
Relief Printing Demo & Workshop: Sunday, March 22nd, 11:30 am-1 pm, Artist’s Talk, 1-2 pm
Uptown Arts Center in the Preston Bradley Center
941 W. Lawrence Ave, 4th floor, Chicago, IL, 60640, Elevator access, free street parking on Sundays, https://www.facebook.com/UptownArtsCenter

Mar 07

Updated Mar 07

Public Art in Uptown

Ald. Cappleman is all about micro-managing each and every proposal until it dies, goes away, or becomes so bland you probably didn't even notice. Every community adjoining Uptown is doing a far better job getting public art installed. Andersonville, Lakeview, Southport corridor, Ravenswood.

One example:

I was chair of the Art Committee for Cappleman's one time attempt at Participatory Budgeting.

-The proposal was a laser-cut steel mural on Lawrence to be facilitated by Architreasures.

-Three large sculptural bike racks at...

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Ald. Cappleman is all about micro-managing each and every proposal until it dies, goes away, or becomes so bland you probably didn't even notice. Every community adjoining Uptown is doing a far better job getting public art installed. Andersonville, Lakeview, Southport corridor, Ravenswood.

One example:

I was chair of the Art Committee for Cappleman's one time attempt at Participatory Budgeting.

-The proposal was a laser-cut steel mural on Lawrence to be facilitated by Architreasures.

-Three large sculptural bike racks at Lawrence/Broadway, Buena Park/location TBD, and at Sheridan and Broadway/Gill Park. The racks would have been functional art and chosen by another vote, we would have had a competition of proposals from Chicago metal sculptures. Supporting local artists by challenging local artists, installing quality art with function and beauty.

The projects never happened because...it came in 7 out of the 6 that won in voting.

However...the rules were that if a "winning" project was not good-to-go the funding would go to the next project in line. One of those 6 was "Shermon Plaza", remember that? The plan was to cut-off Sheridan at Montrose to create a triangle plaza. It never happened because of pushback from CDOT.

Why the art projects which would have cost a fraction of that were never funded I never got an answer but not for a lack of asking.

Cappleman cannot handle it, he dropped the ball and there are other examples I know of first-hand.

I support Amy Crawford, I believe she has the skills and the sensibility to support and facilitate art projects in a competent manner.

Talk is cheap and that is all Cappleman has to offer.

The art below was done by me but it doesn't belong to me, it belongs to you the community.

I didn't paint the mural at Winthrop/Argyle, I only repiared it after an unfortunate roofing accident in coordination with Uptown United and Bro. Elder the artist.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Not totally surprised that they pulled the plug on rerouting Sheridan Road.

Mar 04

Updated Mar 05

CAPS Snaps

I went to the CAPS meeting at Truman last night. We were told...

-Call 911,

- Do more "Positive Loitering" ....Gee thanks Alderman Cappleman for that.

- Crime in this neighborhood is nothing like the "chaos" of the south and west side. That was helpful.

It was not the most productive use of time for the attendees, the police, or whoever else wound up there.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150304/uptown/town-hall-police-urge-residents-call-911-report-drug-activity

I have a suggestion balance the blandness of these points:

Why don't we convene...

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I went to the CAPS meeting at Truman last night. We were told...

-Call 911,

- Do more "Positive Loitering" ....Gee thanks Alderman Cappleman for that.

- Crime in this neighborhood is nothing like the "chaos" of the south and west side. That was helpful.

It was not the most productive use of time for the attendees, the police, or whoever else wound up there.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150304/uptown/town-hall-police-urge-residents-call-911-report-drug-activity

I have a suggestion balance the blandness of these points:

Why don't we convene a Sheridan Park wide community meeting every month at Truman either before or after the CAPS meeting?

At this time we have no regularly scheduled community meeting, it could be used to discuss/debrief how to utilize the raw data from the CAPS, build relationships across the community, plan events, build community...etc.

A stronger community with tighter relationships will cut down on crime more the positive loitering ever could do in my opinion.

Who could convene such a monthly community meeting? Alderman Cappleman? I do not think so...he is all about the punitive measure and cannot attract more then a pitiful few to a corner for PL. The alderman has an ongoing dysfunctional relationship with half the community and we need that half involved.

I believe Amy Crawford can do it. She is not stuck with these same lame ineffective strategies that accomplish nothing. We can solve a lot of these problems ourselves. we just need a different structure and the space to make it happen.

* Bookcover art by Littleton Arts Uptown

Feb 23

Updated Mar 03

Thoughts on Bad Dog being Gone?

What are the thoughts on Bad Dog Tavern being shuttered?

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    I got the worst food poisoning of my life from their ahi tuna tacos. It was a very memorable experience.

  • Whoa nelly! Eating raw fish from a burger and fries bar? If you did that before I think you were really lucky.

Mar 01

Updated Mar 02

Indie a Go Go

Uptgown...if you want an entertainment district it is up to you, not politicians who think it means more billboards, boulder-ing health clubs, and bench-free people plazas.

A new theater group is going to be based right here in Uptown soon. The shows will be in Mason Hall in the Preston Bradley Center directly above my easel.
They have an IndieGoGo campaing going, over half the way there with about $3600. This was filmed in the Mason Hall.
We were all...

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Uptgown...if you want an entertainment district it is up to you, not politicians who think it means more billboards, boulder-ing health clubs, and bench-free people plazas.

A new theater group is going to be based right here in Uptown soon. The shows will be in Mason Hall in the Preston Bradley Center directly above my easel.
They have an IndieGoGo campaing going, over half the way there with about $3600. This was filmed in the Mason Hall.
We were all up there yesterday and later today painting the space, also filming for the next crowd-sourcing campaign to replace the lighting grid that was stolen by the Pastime theater group recently. I suspect the pricey grid is in Birmingham Alabama but...what can ya do?
This is a talented group of performing artists, a fun crowd, if you can help support the arts in Uptown in this very direct manner please do and/or share.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/down-the-moonlit-path

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    Did CappleArtist really do that? Its actually one his better composition.

    All of his compositions are flat as a pancake, he wouldn't recognize a focal point if he walked into/on one.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    He did the original.

Mar 01

New Uptown Community Group Forming

Do you live within or near the area defined by Sheridan to Clark....Montrose to Lawrence?

We are forming a new neighborhood association to organize events, network resources, and whatever else it takes to improve the community.

A vibrant and strong community begins with strong and vibrant relationships.

https://www.facebook.com/sheridanparkneighbors

We will be having the first meet up in the community after the election dust settles, please visit the Sheridan Park Neighbors facebook page to keep up. Or if facebook is not your thing, kindly send your email contact info to jeffreylittleton2@gmail.com for updates.

Enjoy your weekend Uptown.

Feb 25

Updated Mar 01

Public Art by Etsy?

Has anybody else noticed the artwork at Larence Redline?

Ald. Cappleman says it reflects the "diversity" of the "ward" but I am not seeing it. It is kind of folksy, whimsical, and uses arabic geometry in some of the pieces.

But most of all it seems cheap. The budget was $20,000-30,000 and the city with nary a peep of protest from the Alderman Art-Critique overlooked the local Chicago artists to give the commission to an artist in....Alabama. Talk ois cheap,...

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Has anybody else noticed the artwork at Larence Redline?

Ald. Cappleman says it reflects the "diversity" of the "ward" but I am not seeing it. It is kind of folksy, whimsical, and uses arabic geometry in some of the pieces.

But most of all it seems cheap. The budget was $20,000-30,000 and the city with nary a peep of protest from the Alderman Art-Critique overlooked the local Chicago artists to give the commission to an artist in....Alabama. Talk ois cheap, politicians like Cappleman say they support artists, here was an opportunity lost.

While Argyle station in Osterman's ward got a beautiful glazed ceramic and glass piece by local talent Lynn Basa...we got...

A laser-cut PVC sheet of folksy bugs and stylized plants. PVC the same stuff we use for drains. The work is covered in cheap plexiglass about 3/8th of an inch. It is very prone to scratching, clouding, and breaking off eventually. At the very least it needs more clamp screws please.

The cut-outs are "open work", so is the metal mesh of the stair-wall the art is installed upon. The juxtaposition of these two completely unrelated patterns seems like a lack of foresight. The artist can be forgiven for that she lives in Alabama after all, I am sure the artist never intended for her work to compete with wire mesh..

This is what we get? This is going to be the art that hangs in one of the gateways to the "Entertainment District" which is proposed?

The community needs to have a serious discussion of what we want this "District" to become. For the budget we could have done a LOT better then this. So many artists submitted how did this happen?

*photo and quote below courtesy of Ald. Cappleman's twitter feed.

AlderTweet....."A shout out to the @cta for the new art installation at Lawrence L. All the pieces reflect the diversity of the area."

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    Well...that is the project on hold downtown with the planning department. Not everyone is as impressed.

    I hope Lowell gets to do his color wheel design, but yea...its on hold buddy with th planning dept.

    What do you like about the Lawrence CTA art...besides that its not grafitti?

    It is unimpressive and low quality materials. Public art needs to be durable at the very least.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I will take the non-answer as....not much.

Feb 23

Updated Feb 25

Donating magazines, any ideas?

We have several magazine subscriptions and are looking to donate many months worth rather than recycle them. Does anyone have any ideas of where we can donate them in our community?

  • Wendy Small-town living in the big city

    + 1 for Ravenswood Community Services. 1757 W. Wilson!

  • Also, the Lakeview YMCA takes donated magazines, I think.

Feb 22

Updated Feb 25

CappleTruthing #46thward

Below is a photo of one of Cappleman's mailers.

He is quoting a crime trend fro a full 10 years before he was elected in 2011.

See it for yourself it it curious.

This is also disingenuous and sneaky in my opinion.

#CappleNumbers #46thward

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    With Irish Pirate on his side Capple can't lose.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    He predicted that Cappleman would defeat Shiller eight years ago.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Vote for Cappleman!!

Get out and vote today. James Cappleman is moving the 46th Ward forward in the right direction!

Feb 23

Updated Feb 23

Here we go again...another shooting.

What is going on in Sheridan Park?? It seems Uptown shootings have been moving west of Broadway with more regularity. Another shooting which is perhaps retaliation to the Malden shooting a few days ago. I frequent the area and occasionally see some shady folks but I've never felt uncomfortable. Where are these people coming from?http://www.uptownupdate.com/2015/02/man-shot-on-4700-block-of-beacon.html?m=1

  • sidishus miscreant

    Also...The Non profits running these gang incubators need to fbe forced into some accountability as well.

    Its a right lucrative (non) profitable business they are in and their willful deliberate blindness to the problem of gangs finding safe have in their properties like 4650 Malden should no longer be tolerated.

    But you won't see Ryne outside One Northside or Voice of the People protesting with his bullhorn will yah?

    Nope. Doesn't fit his ideological agenda or the interests he has linked to.

    Meanwhile, its the poor who suffer the most...

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Sid the Scab wants to help the poor with right-to-work laws and no minimum wages!

Feb 23

Updated Feb 23

Cappleman the Deciever

Alderman Cappleman is mailing a flier with an abstract of facts that have nothing to do with him but much worse is presented in a very deceptive manner.

The alderman is using a cheap tactic, splashy random numbers with the truth in fine print

The claim is that vehicle thefts and sexual assaults are down 20%.

The trend is over fourteen (14) years.

Cappleman has only been in office for four years since 2011...not 2001.

This type of slickness is...

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Alderman Cappleman is mailing a flier with an abstract of facts that have nothing to do with him but much worse is presented in a very deceptive manner.

The alderman is using a cheap tactic, splashy random numbers with the truth in fine print

The claim is that vehicle thefts and sexual assaults are down 20%.

The trend is over fourteen (14) years.

Cappleman has only been in office for four years since 2011...not 2001.

This type of slickness is a sickness in our political syatem, nothing new it needs to be rejected.

#ThisHappenedBeforeIWasElected

#UGotCapplemanned

#ThisIsWhatCapplemanLooksLike

#DishonestPolitician

#CappleCampaignCharade

Cappleman is quoting a crime trend for the 14 years of 2001-2015 (for vehicle theft and sexual assaults).

Cappleman has only been in office for 4 of those years 2001-2015.

Question:
Why would he do that? It is deceptive use of facts and fine print.

Question:
Why would he only quote two sub-categories of crime? There are more common cromes which have been happening...like robbery, home invasion and shootings resulting in injury and death. Why no mention?

Please vote for Amy Crawford we deserve better then this.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Cappleman is the reverse HeyJackass!

Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Happy New Year

Gong Hey Fat Choy Uptown

Feb 19

Updated Feb 19

UptownChicago.Rocks registers #46thWard hashtag

Held in trust for the people of Uptown and Lakeview not corporations and big-money!

http://twubs.com/46thWard

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

Know your Candidates (46th Ward)

Below are links to short, 7 or 8 minutes, interviews with Avy Meyers of the North Town News Network.

Avy interviewed Amy Crawford last month and Denice Davis more recently. Alderman Cappleman has had over 8 years an open invitation to appear and has not. So I went on the show and talked about him.

Denice Davis Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2umQWIWqNc

Amy Crawford Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKE20VPRM50

Non-Candidate Littleton Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O02HtgBr1Do

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Avy may not get a lot of views on YouTube, but he is on cable. I don't see why anyone running for office wouldn't appear on his show.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    Most of the old timers watch his show on cable. He also publishes Jewish Times that is how they know when to tune in.
    He doesn't have a wide reach but a very direct reach.
    There are some very large buildings in the ward that get a bundle of Jewish Times and those papers have readers.

Feb 17

Updated Feb 17

Cappleman Donor Proposes Abomination

A campaign contributer for Alderman James Cappeman (46) is calling it in by proposing to build a cheesy suburban building on top of a histois terracotta gem of a building.

His name is Gassman, he builds cheap an example is in process on 4500 Block of Beacon.

The building he is proposing to re-engineer Shaumburg-style is at 3800 Sheridan , the one with the terracotta eagles that are faded out in the rendering because it will appear in real life...

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A campaign contributer for Alderman James Cappeman (46) is calling it in by proposing to build a cheesy suburban building on top of a histois terracotta gem of a building.

His name is Gassman, he builds cheap an example is in process on 4500 Block of Beacon.

The building he is proposing to re-engineer Shaumburg-style is at 3800 Sheridan , the one with the terracotta eagles that are faded out in the rendering because it will appear in real life an abomination if this happens.

There is nothing wrong with building up when done right it happens all the time. Gassman cannot do it. A four-figured donation to the alderman is a lot cheaper then doing it right. The alderman said two Sunday's ago business donors give to him because they know he "has their back...: and it shows.

Judge for yourself my friends and neighbors.

http://www.uptownupdate.com/2015/02/new-rendering-for-redevelopment-of-3800.html

Feb 09

Updated Feb 17

Alderman Cappleman's Big Lie Sunday

After the forum on Sunday the next one should be far more informational then with the Alderman up there vomiting the same lies. To say he fell flat Sunday would be an understatement, falling flat is ok, the outright lies another thing.

I could type out one by one.....but this one......really stood out to me since I am close to it.

Cappleman said he helped out the Peoples Church/Preston Bradley Center stay open. He took credit for the artists spaces...

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After the forum on Sunday the next one should be far more informational then with the Alderman up there vomiting the same lies. To say he fell flat Sunday would be an understatement, falling flat is ok, the outright lies another thing.

I could type out one by one.....but this one......really stood out to me since I am close to it.

Cappleman said he helped out the Peoples Church/Preston Bradley Center stay open. He took credit for the artists spaces in the PBC.

Complete B.S.

I have one of those studios, I am going to give you some straight up info.

1. Cappleman was dead wrong about "saving" the Peoples Church from that high-rise sprinkler law that never happened. WRONG...the building is exempt. Besides any action he took against the passage of that law would have been a response to the 1000's of resident in older high-rises in Uptown and North Lakeview who raised bloody he**. So no he did not save the building by "defeating" that law along with the rest of the city council.

2. The zoning change...complete B.S. he was a pain in the you know what, he tried to use the simple request to leverage a "good neighbor" agreement that would have meant the church signing over to him some of their rights as a church. Nice guy.

It was just a simple zoning change to allow more entertainment upstairs from the church.

The "aldermanic" delay caused all kinds of needless hassles that led in part to the folding of the Pastime Theater group. Remember that next time he talks about the entertainment district and all of the wonderful things he does.

Uptown with CappleTalker has lost two theater groups (Annoyance, Pastime), and has gained one (Uptown Underground). That would be a net loss of 1 right?

So Cappleman wants to take credit for everything that is fine, cheap politicians do it all the time we should be used to it by now.

He wants to sit up there and squeal in the microphone that he is to be thanked for my studio space? B.S. people....total lie.

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    Cappleman saved my art studio because he loves me and I love him bcuz, bcuz, bcuz, bcuuuuuuuuuuuuz...... because of the wonderful things he does....where off to the wizard...the wonderful wizard of Oz......

  • Ryne Patrick Big bad socialist

    At least Littleton didn't make a crappy poorly thought-out real estate investment, Uptown will remain economically diverse for 30-40 years to come. Any popmous homeowners wanna jump to that?! Now lets drink to that! Thanks Helen!

Feb 14

Updated Feb 15

Reminder: Final 46th Ward Forum

The final 46th ward forum will take place tommorrow at:

Alternatives Inc.

4730 Sheridan Rd

February 15th at 2:00pm

The event is sponsored and will be moderated by ONE Northside.

http://onenorthside.org/join-us-for-the-46th-ward-candidates-forum/

We have alternatives and they will be at Alternatives.

  • Quark-Gluon Plasma Update? N UptownUpgrade.com? Y

    @DeniceDavis46: 2:25pm & Alderman James Cappleman is a no show at the ONE forum.

  • Quark-Gluon Plasma Update? N UptownUpgrade.com? Y

    Ald. James Cappleman says f u to affordable housing:

    @JamesCappleman Thank you to the Vietnamese Veterans Association of Illinois for inviting me to their year end party this afternoon!

Feb 13

Police on Malden This Afternoon

I'm currently out of town, but I heard from my father-in-law that a bunch of cop cars were on Malden between Lawrence and Leland this afternoon. Can anyone provide an update? Thanks!

Feb 08

Updated Feb 10

Revolution! Project #46thWard

Revolution! Residents take over the Twitter hashtag #46thWard! Please use this hashtag for #46thWard pertinent issues. Its 2015 we can now have a 24/7 community meeting online. Talk to your neighbors and stay informed on neighborhood issues.

There also now a public Twitter list of #46thWard Residents
https://twitter.com/UptownChgoRocks/lists/residents-of-46thward
Join free: http://uptownchicago.rocks/forums/topic/new-community-project-46thward/

There also now a public Twitter list of #46thWard Non-Profits
https://twitter.com/UptownChgoRocks/lists/non-profits-of-46thward
Join free: http://uptownchicago.rocks/forums/topic/new-non-profit-project-46thward/

There also now a public Twitter list of #46thWard Businesses
https://twitter.com/UptownChgoRocks/lists/businesses-of-46thward
Join free: http://uptownchicago.rocks/forums/topic/new-business-project-46thward/

  • UptownChicago.Rocks http://UptownChicago.Rocks

    Please ignore the dust of our announcement and if you live in the #46thWard, have a Non-Profit in or relevant to the #46thWard or have a Business in the #46thWard - take the time to reach out and get your Twitter account listed. Community counts!

Jan 30

Updated Feb 09

ONE Northside Candidate Forum

This message via Robert Rohdneberg

46th Ward Candidates Forum
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Meet and Greet the candidates ­ 2pm
Moderated Q&A ­ 2:30pm ­ 4:00 pm

Sponsored By ONE Northside At:
Alternatives, Inc. | 4730 N. Sheridan
This space is handicap accessible.
It is easily accessed via public transportation; street
parking is also available
.
Entertainment by Civilized Savages, Uplift High School's slam
poetry team.

Confirmed Candidates (as of 1/29):Amy Crawford,Denise Davis
Invited Alderman James Cappleman

Questions or to RSVP:
773-769-3232 x22
www.onenorthside.org

* Uptown photos by yours truly.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Cool scare quotes, Brosephine.

  • Ryne Patrick Big bad socialist

    The gay renters are uniting with Jesus People who are uniting with Jewish Chicago magazine who are uniting with the aging hippie leftists who are uniting with the Baptists who are uniting with the Buddhists who are uniting with the bike shops who are uniting with the Catholic workers who are uniting with the teachers who are uniting with the cab drivers. Pretty obvious which candidate is representative of Uptown's diversity and which isn't

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

46Th Ward Aldermanic Forum 2Maro

Reminder:

46th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum.

Sponsored by the League for Women Voters.

Peoples Church
941 Lawrence Ave.
Sundat ,Feb. 8
2:00PM

Amy Crawford
Denice Davis
James Cappleman

Election Day February 24....early voting behind Monday at Truman College.

  • Ryne Patrick Big bad socialist

    He must have another wedding. That's been his excuse several times now when he doesn't want to speak at an event with housing people

  • Littleton Arts Uptown Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I hope Cappleman gives to whatever wedding.
    At this point this voters need to learn more about the two women running against him.
    The robotic politi-speak can work on the flyers and mailers. To hear it in person is annoying at best.

Feb 01

Updated Feb 07

Uptown Art Studio/Gallery

The studio of Uptown Artist Jeffrey Littleton (me) also serves as a personal gallery/salon and visitations are easily arranged by appointment.

I have art available in many sizes, colors, shapes, mediums, and price ranges to suit your fine sense of taste and budget.

Commissions of frame-able art and murals are accepted and welcomed as well.

Re-gift that framed print from IKEA and display some handmade art locally produced by a local artist using the finest materials available.

Stop by see...

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The studio of Uptown Artist Jeffrey Littleton (me) also serves as a personal gallery/salon and visitations are easily arranged by appointment.

I have art available in many sizes, colors, shapes, mediums, and price ranges to suit your fine sense of taste and budget.

Commissions of frame-able art and murals are accepted and welcomed as well.

Re-gift that framed print from IKEA and display some handmade art locally produced by a local artist using the finest materials available.

Stop by see where the magic happens, the studio is located in the beautiful Preston Bradley Center/Uptown Arts Center at on Lawrence just east of Sheridan.

For inquiries and reservations email me at: jeffreylittleton@gmail.com

Be Good, Take Care. Hope to see you soon. JL

Feb 05

Updated Feb 06

Medical Marijuana Dispensary faces difficult residents

Unsurprisingly, some NIMBY's, not all NIMBY's but some, are being a difficult headache over a medical marijuana dispensary coming to the area. Let's hope Sam Toia and the ZBA ignore their petty unnecessary complaints and approves the project.

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150205/andersonville/community-members-react-state-approved-andersonville-medical-pot-clinic#slideshow-carousel

  • Littleton Arts Chicago Chicago/Uptown/Artist

    I hope they change the laws so not only the terminally ill but others who suffer can buy their cannabis in normal manner. The hysteria around these "dispensaries" will die down after they open and......"like not much totally bad happens".

    Where do people think "medicinal marijuana" money goes now because...

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    I hope they change the laws so not only the terminally ill but others who suffer can buy their cannabis in normal manner. The hysteria around these "dispensaries" will die down after they open and......"like not much totally bad happens".

    Where do people think "medicinal marijuana" money goes now because people who need it still get it, still pay when they can?

    It goes into the black market...the gang market....trafficking. Even if your weed dealer is a mellow middle-aged hippie chick...should you follow that lil weed baggie up the distribution chain there are some very very unsavory characters to be found at the wholesale level.

    Every dispensary displaces that income from back market to legit market.

    Some of the medicinal weed will be picked up by caretakers as the people are gravely ill, they will likely stop for a sandwich now and then who knows....it is foot traffic like anything else. This is an overall positive for the neighborhood and a huge amenity for the terminally ill.

  • ptgrp E. of Sheridan, Not FGFM's sockpuppet

    I think it makes sense in the neighborhood and it seems like it would be wellrun--Andersonville boho yuppie parents and aging uptown hippies would both use it--but I still think the nothing-to-see-here-folks of the brother/husband who's the executive director of the state housing board is pretty hilarious. How many people...

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    I think it makes sense in the neighborhood and it seems like it would be wellrun--Andersonville boho yuppie parents and aging uptown hippies would both use it--but I still think the nothing-to-see-here-folks of the brother/husband who's the executive director of the state housing board is pretty hilarious. How many people go into a speculative venture with their husband's brother/brother's wife without the intermediary spouse having something substantive to do with it? It's just a pretty big coincidence to gloss over. Nonetheless they all seem like qualified, competent people to operate it so, smoke away and go visit those sandwich shops along clark after!

Jan 12 2012

Updated Feb 04

Alderman Pawar: MISSING IN ACTION at Crucial Community Ward Remap Meeting

Dear Alderman Pawar,

I hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing night last night, because the rest of the North Side was trying to FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NEW PROPOSED WARD BOUNDARIES!

THERE WERE OVER 20 NORTH SIDE ALDERMAN IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT, including big names like Alderman Mell, Moreno, Fioretti, Smith, Colon, Solis, Waguespack, Cappelman, etc.....

BUT WHO WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.....? Alderman Pawar

Our elected "advocate" was nowhere to be found.... and as a result, the...

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Dear Alderman Pawar,

I hope you had an enjoyable, relaxing night last night, because the rest of the North Side was trying to FIGURE OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE NEW PROPOSED WARD BOUNDARIES!

THERE WERE OVER 20 NORTH SIDE ALDERMAN IN ATTENDANCE LAST NIGHT, including big names like Alderman Mell, Moreno, Fioretti, Smith, Colon, Solis, Waguespack, Cappelman, etc.....

BUT WHO WAS NOT IN ATTENDANCE.....? Alderman Pawar

Our elected "advocate" was nowhere to be found.... and as a result, the 47th ward had no elected representation at this crucial Ward remap meeting of 20+ north side Alderman and approximately 1,000 concerned citizens in this standing room only community meeting (the article said 400, but there were way more people there!).

You would think as a rookie alderman, Alderman Pawar would fight even harder to prevent the 47th ward from being "carved up" by the more senior neighboring Alderman.... but "Mr. No Show" decided this meeting wasn't important enough, and that we can "call 311" if we have a problem with our changing Ward Boundaries.

One of the largest community meetings regarding the redistricting of Chicago's Wards took place last night at DePaul University's Student Center. This meeting specifically focused on the LACK of advocacy and voice north side alderman have had in this redistricting process, and because of it, many of our traditional Wards may likely see dramatic changes if these proposed maps are selected (see tribune article).

Concerned residents of these North Side Wards were on hand to voice their opinions, and share their disdain with the current proposed maps: "That was in evidence Wednesday night, as more than 400 people, including more than 20 aldermen, turned out for the first public remap hearing at DePaul University in Lincoln Park."

Your response would be appreciated :)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-chicago-ward-remap-0112-20120112,0,3011069.story

  • Jeff. Why put out a 3 year old posting, knowing that many people will think that it is current. A bit disingenuous, I would think. I would like to hear more about the candidate that you are supporting (in a different thread) than re-hashing 3 year old information.

  • jeff f life time neighborhood resident

    David,

    Again, when the NCNA invite was sent to me from my block club guy, the very language about NCNA members only could submit questions to candidates caused me to react due to time constaints and the pure thought that the invite may only get published to NCNA members which...

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    David,

    Again, when the NCNA invite was sent to me from my block club guy, the very language about NCNA members only could submit questions to candidates caused me to react due to time constaints and the pure thought that the invite may only get published to NCNA members which I am not, don't even live in that area. Quickest list I could get were old political threads and post to them. I, again, am not supporting Fiedler at this point. But I want the debate, the discussion, the followup questions. Again I want to know how the Uber ordinance was so good for the taxi system now in place, and beyond the techinical differences, how are cabs differnt from Uber, how will Uber revenue be collected by the city, will the city take any revenue hit by favoring Uber over cabs and, wait for it, allow a cab driver to ask that question to both candidates. That's it

Feb 03

Updated Feb 03

Hollywood in Sheridan Park

Chicago PD will be doing some film work in Malden Wed.

Revised notice....

Gawkers will be kept at a respectable distance.

Jan 29

Updated Feb 03

Thank You Candidate Davis

Thank you candidate Denice Davis for engaging the people who are by terrible circumstance sleeping in the Wilson and Lawrence underpasses.

This is not unique to Uptown but the way Alderman Cappleman has treated these vulnerable citizens has been unique in a very bad way. Harassment is the only word I have to describe his actions. It is immoral for a public servant to in our name push a policy of dispossession of their meager possessions and constant dislocation to even less comfortable quarters.

The homeless are people, people deserve to be treated with dignity.

Shame on you Alderman James Cappleman.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=325331041010932&set=vb.150856738458364&type=2&theater

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Davis-For-the-People

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