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Remember "Keep The Dream Alive" I Need Your Help

I gather over 2,000 signatures for a chance to become the Alderwoman for the 24th Ward. I can not use these signatures, I need you to help me make real changes! If you want a Loyal Servant, Honest, Committed to the Community, A Good hearted person who wants your help to re-invent our neighborhoods, and "Keep the Dream Alive," come out to sign my "New Petitions" with Vietnam Veteran, Herb, at McDonald, 3200 S. Roosevelt Road, Thursday, 11/20, 9:00am - 11:00am; Friday 11/21, 9:00am - 11:00am Only Registered Voters in the 24th Ward please! call: 312.560.0374 if you would like to Volunteer for our cause, only serious conscious individuals please.
See: "My Loyal Helpers, TCH Partners.com"

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    Do you want Change or Are you just Jaw Jacking?

    Let's make Tailor Made IEP's for our children
    Let's start more loving daycares
    Let's open Day Centers for Seniors to shoot the breeze
    Let's grow our own food
    Let's form our healthy food cooperative
    Let's create our own jobs
    Let's...

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    Do you want Change or Are you just Jaw Jacking?

    Let's make Tailor Made IEP's for our children
    Let's start more loving daycares
    Let's open Day Centers for Seniors to shoot the breeze
    Let's grow our own food
    Let's form our healthy food cooperative
    Let's create our own jobs
    Let's build sustainable homes and rehab X buildings
    Let's restore Black History
    Let's educate the Jail Complex Syndrome, Free work, Distorted Thinking, Dependency of Drugs and alcohols
    Let's discover who, why is Man and our Purpose
    Let's learn who Wants your Seed
    Let's learn how to take care of our families again
    Let's learn how to Love the Agape way, Not Lust
    Let's learn how to deal with Anger and redirect it
    Let's learn how to encourage one another

    Are you with me? If so, meet Herb at McDonald, 3200 S. Roosevelt Rd, 9-11am Thursday and Friday, 11/20-21/2014.

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  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    A Friend Indeed:
    Biography of Bishop James Alan Wilkowski
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    Bishop James Alan Wilkowski was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 18, 1953 .... reached by email at bishopjames@evangelicalcatholicchurch.org and you ...

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Who's in Charge of North Lawdale's Destiny,the People or the 5% ?

We say we want change, how much do we really want it, moreover, what other kinds of changes are crucially needed now?

Now that we know all about fly dumping and we can no longer tolerate filth, the city of Chicago offers a reward, what else?

Let's start with Education, how do we encourage our Young and Old Men to "Pull their Pants Up", have some self dignity, self respect, higher self esteem, and morals. Who's the blame, the people or the 5% for sagging pants?

What happen to Good Manners, cordials attitudes, is it so far of reach that we just don't care, or is it that we fear correcting individuals?

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5 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Still No "Serious" Contenders for 28th Ward Alderman?

It's getting close and I'm still waiting to see if anyone is seriously going to throw their hat in the ring to run against Alderman Jason Ervin? It looks as though he's an easy shoe-in at this time.

I don't think I can take another 4 years looking at the filth, trash and living in the city's most under served ward. So many of the residents work so hard to keep their properties looking nice, when the city/ward sits back and does absolutely nothing to support the "do-gooders."

Please give me some good news someone!

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I do challenge those numbers. I don't trust them.

    For one, the black population in Chicago/Illinois has shrunk even lower since the last election. Second, many blacks left the Governor entry unchecked on the ballot. Which means that was one less vote for Pat Quinn that wasn't recorded. And last,...

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    I do challenge those numbers. I don't trust them.

    For one, the black population in Chicago/Illinois has shrunk even lower since the last election. Second, many blacks left the Governor entry unchecked on the ballot. Which means that was one less vote for Pat Quinn that wasn't recorded. And last, a lot of blacks pulled the lever for Rauner in secrecy to avoid being chastised by other blacks, family members, friends or die-hard Democrats. Gov. Pat Quinn was no different than Danny Davis or some of your other Democratic good ole' boy politicians. He did squat for anyone living in the State of Illinois.

    I don't trust the numbers. I think more blacks voted republican than what's being reported.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Newspaper count said that west siders voted 90% for the Democratic party.

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The Koyal Group Info Mag på Utrymmet kan göra Astronauter Infertila

Space flight kan göra astronauter infertila, forskare fruktar, och kunde hindra planer för långsiktigt uppdrag till Mars.

Djurförsök har visat att både manliga och kvinnliga fortplantningsorgan påverkas av tyngdlöshet.

Det är också troligt att utrymme strålning är skadlig äggstockarna av kvinnliga astronauter och spermieproduktionen av män.

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

What's Your Expectation?

Do you think your alderman is doing enough for your neighborhood and community?

What do you think aldermen's can do better in the next 4 years?

Would you like to see someone with new creative ideas concern about you?

Are you afraid of Change? If so, What's the problem?

Do you have the courage needed to change? If not, what would help you?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Thanks for doing what you do Sel.

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

    Please see some of my outspoken spirit on YouTube: "Vacant Lot Psychic" and "War on Filth and Fear." More videos are being prepared with more explicit detail and finger pointing with specifics regarding who is at fault. How would you like to star in one of the documentations? Scared? I'll protect you.

Nov 06

Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Trib article about elections

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-governor-rauner-edit-1106-20141105-story.html

Saw this article. What does it mean for us in EGP or Chicago underserved neighborhoods? Anybody got any ideas?

It appears that Chicago is a Democratic stronghold that goes against the trend of the nation.

2 days ago

Mayor is asking for IDEAS

http://www.chideas.org/supporting-our-small-businesses?utm_source=CHIdeas+-+Expo+Feedback&utm_campaign=CHIdeas&utm_medium=email

chideas.org

The mayor sent out emails requesting ideas from US.
There is an idea page for residents and one for small business.

If you have a few minutes, take a peek, contribute if you can.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Garbage dump

Some went down my alley overnight and dumped a ton of construction garbage, such as concrete and some wood, and tons of nails, as well as some Mexican prayer candles. Extremely sick of this kind of vandalism. Cannot wait to get video installed on my garage! So much debris was dumped in front of my neighbor's garage, he had to shovel it out of his way to get out of his garage. In the past the city has actually ticketed neighbors who scoop up the debris and put it in their cans. I did make a 311 call, so hopefully no one will get tickets this time around. Disgusted!

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    Hello Tracy,

    I feel the anger, this is one of the reason I clean up the area where I live. I have a super idea to put the youth and community to work on fly dumping.

    These dumpers are bold. Once, we finished cleaning up the alleys from Kedzie to Albany at 12:00 noon; dumpers came while we were finishing our work. No license plates were on their truck. Shortly, after confronting them, I had two slash tires, but no fear!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Patricia, PLEASE take a different position than citizens have to clean up their own neighborhoods.

    Teach the kids to use their celphones or cameras to take photos of the fly dumpers and report them to the DOE. There is a $100 reward for convictions! This teaches them to get justice...not...

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    Patricia, PLEASE take a different position than citizens have to clean up their own neighborhoods.

    Teach the kids to use their celphones or cameras to take photos of the fly dumpers and report them to the DOE. There is a $100 reward for convictions! This teaches them to get justice...not be a janitor.

    Neighborhood people need to learn STEPS to solve problems permanently; not just deal with problems that exist for decades. We shouldn't have to live in neighborhoods full of garbage. Kyle.smith@cityofchicago.org can help you. CharlesL.Williams@cityofchicago.org can help you. Both responded quickly to Tracy.

    We had 2 fly dumpers convicted. Their fines were $2500. They never came back again.The important part is THEY NEVER CAME BACK AGAIN

    We had garbage strewn all over alleys. Kyle & Charles took care of it and it is greatly improved.

    We had 150 truckloads of fly dumped wood chips and Kyle and Charles took care of that.

    .What does this mean? It means the neighborhood looks nicer. It means neighbors didn't do the job CITY EMPLOYEES are paid to do that did not do! (or vendors paid to do work they didn't do!)

    The whole idea is to bring efficiency and SPEED in solving our neighborhood problems. Everything can be done quickly and permanently (once and for all). That is what we should be after.

    Clean and green activities are shifting the burden of keeping neighborhoods clean to citizens who PAY TAXES to have government workers do work. That is nonsense/insane. Why pay taxes and then sit in garbage? It isn't supposed to be like that and those are the protests citizens need to do.

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3 days ago

Looking for Pollinators?

I am establishing 3 Bee Colonies on my property this coming spring and wanted to see if anyone that maintained a suitable site would be interested in having some bees on their property.

I would provide a suitable habitat and a colony (when available) in exchange for the product from the bees. If you only have vegetable garden, some area with flowers would be needed to keep them happy. I would be happy to help you establish that area.

These would be docile/domestic bees that pose very little risk to humans unless you do something to irritate them.

If you have any vegetables, fruit trees, etc. I would be highly interested in speaking with you!

3 days ago

Real Transformation

If you were gracefully blessed with an opportunity to redevelop your communities and surrounding communities, what would you do, especially if you were the vessel being used?

3 days ago

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5 days ago

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The Koyal Group Info Mag X-37B hemliga utrymme planets uppdrag

"Hemliga utrymme planet" är en fras som sidles bekvämt tillsammans med "undersea lair" och "diamond laser" som en uppenbar uppfinning filmer spion och science fiction. Men som båda dessa saker, hemliga utrymme plan finns.

Utöver faktumet att deras existens, men den amerikanska militären håller tyst om dess par plan – och säger ännu mindre om vad man gjorde för två år i omloppsbana innan landning i Kalifornien förra veckan.

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    I'm not sure if anyone can read this Samantha? :)

5 days ago

27th (2nd), and 28th Ward Alderman Elections

Vote for the BEST QUALIFIED! Not by race! TO MY BLACK COMMUNITY RESIDENTS- Vote intentionally and on purpose BY CHARACTER and INTEGRITY. Don't be bamboozled by voting solely on the ethnic make-up of the candidates. I'm black, and I'm proud and don't vote by race and name recognition ALONE! This is NOT voting!

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

I need your help

I need your help to build our raised beds from scrape wood I have on our community garden lot, located at 1217 S. Troy. We can use fencing too... .Although, winter is fast approaching; working outside is not bad at all. Hot tea, chocolate, coffee and apple cider always make it fun to be in the cold! Let me know when you are available to help.

  • Cat

    I don't have any leads on wood, but if you're having a build/maintenance day, I'd love to get involved.

5 days ago

27th (2nd) and 28th Ward Aldermanic Elections

Vote for the BEST QUALIFIED! Not by race! TO MY BLACK COMMUNITY RESIDENTS- Vote intentionally and on purpose BY CHARACTER and INTEGRITY. Don't be bamboozled by voting soley in the ethnic make-up of the candidates. I'm black, and I'm proud and don't vote by race and name recognition ALONE! This is NOT voting!

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Updated 6 days ago

24th Ward Candidates

I applaud all of the candidates for 24th Ward Alderman. To seek the mantle of service to the community is a noble endeavor.
I know they all had plans about the campaign they were going to run; but circumstances have changed now. Now, we have, possibly, the most significant addition to North Lawndale since its incorporation in 1869.
The Library and the community push for the Library have the potential of drastically changing North Lawndale for the better. Where do our aldermanic candidates stand on this life changing event for our community? Where is their support?
https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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

    I'm willing to support and help whoever gets elected that is going to have a revolutionary approach to cleaning up and giving our children a healthy environment to grow up in.

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Updated Nov 13

Ald Burnett needs to go!

Compare our two west loop alderman:

Ald Solis listened to the west loop residents regarding the planned apartment buildings that were proposed for the Charmichael's site. He got it rezoned:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141106/west-loop/carmichaels-zoning-change-passes-city-council-blocking-development

Compare that to Ald Burnett - who has not responded to residents to concerns about a project proposed for 111 S. Peoria.

Elections are in February and Burnett's opponent is Gabe Beukinga:
http://www.gabefor27.com/

We have got to get Burnett out!!! All he cares about is lining his pockets!

  • Agree with Larry and PJChgo. The sad fact is that Burnett knows he is very likely to be re-elected despite his conduct in the West Loop. He's got enough votes on the west side of the 27th ward to win the election and doesn't need to win any approval ratings...

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    Agree with Larry and PJChgo. The sad fact is that Burnett knows he is very likely to be re-elected despite his conduct in the West Loop. He's got enough votes on the west side of the 27th ward to win the election and doesn't need to win any approval ratings in our area. His public comment to his Gabe Beukinga during the Nobu community meeting, "I'm gonna kick your butt", proves his confidence. Just compare his style to Solis'.

    I would challenge Samuel Caplan on how well Burnett handles community concerns. Samuel, are you speaking about the Medical Marijuana dispensary that he approved without considering the community's concerns? Are you thinking about how he's handling the proposed landmark of Fulton/Randolph district despite local business owners' clear opposition? Are you referring to the the repeated requests coming from the community about having more transparency to new developments, which by the way, he publicly shrugs off? Or are you impressed with the way he lacks having the common courtesy to respond to local community concerns documented in well drafted letters sent to him? If you truly believe he is responsive and attentive, then I would seriously question who you benchmark his behavior against.

  • I am hoping Gabe will put on a strong campaign and get Burnett out. I am hoping as a community we can get the word out and get someone other than Burnett. If not, I am afraid the west loop will become the south loop (density, no community feeling).

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Nov 10

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