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Nine charged in Oak Lawn vehicle burglaries

...for allegedly burglarizing multiple vehicles, according to police. They said James Chomer, 20, of the 5200 block of West 53rd Street, and John Rourke, 20, of the 5400 block of Menard Avenue, are charged with vehicle...

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...Cantu, 18, of the 5100 block of 87th Street, Burbank; Christian Torres, 20, of the 5300 block of South Rockwell Street, Chicago; and Taylor Ramirez, 18, of the 10000 block of Mulberry Avenue, Oak Lawn. The...

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Questions for the candidates

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  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Chet 606, that's interesting I saw that on Anna Goral's Facebook page.... HHMMMMMM

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    abc_123, and I see your new EB profile begun 21Oct '14. Hmmmmm x2. Still sore over that bicycle path issue thing?

Oct 11

Updated 25 hours ago

FEMA

I know many residents applied for Fema. Some of my customers which did not flood, received a copy of a letter sent to the alderman, stating they will not be able to service the people. But yesterday a customer on 58th Kilbourn, her neighbor received a letter from Fema, stating they will assist them. Did anyone else hear anything? Thank you

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    No. I received the letter as well. Not too many people called 311 :-(

    I called 311 5x! But I don't have many proactive neighbors, so I doubt they called.

Oct 12

Updated 25 hours ago

a place to ask the 23rd ward candidates questions

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  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Write complete sentences first. No fragments allowed!

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Apr 14 2012

Updated 4 days ago

Gang 'presents'...

It was good to finally see the huge 'DMS' gang grafitti removed from the wall of a building near 51st and Kolmar...

This info link re: DMS, refers to this gang's 'philosophy'
(originating in NY (as far as Australia!) and now here too in the 23rd ward?--you find t'DMS' along fences, street posts, buildings, along Archer Avenue. (a few interpretations of this acronym, but the more current is: "Drugs, Money, Sex"):

http://pauaprincess.wordpress.com/2007/06/24/youth-gangs-scourge-of-society-or-family-substitute/

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It was good to finally see the huge 'DMS' gang grafitti removed from the wall of a building near 51st and Kolmar...

This info link re: DMS, refers to this gang's 'philosophy'
(originating in NY (as far as Australia!) and now here too in the 23rd ward?--you find t'DMS' along fences, street posts, buildings, along Archer Avenue. (a few interpretations of this acronym, but the more current is: "Drugs, Money, Sex"):

http://pauaprincess.wordpress.com/2007/06/24/youth-gangs-scourge-of-society-or-family-substitute/

Secondly, for anyone who wants to educate themselves about the number of gangs in Chicago, who they are (down to photos, gang symbols, police district maps of where they are) you can take borrow the book through your local library:

http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-where-the-gangs-are,0,2185751.story

For all those who really want to "get to know your neighbors", start here; because these gangs ARE here (though this book
has data through 2011 [copyright of 2012], I believe the district mapping isn't accurate, because it shows the Archer Heights area as having NO gang presence...Heh! NOT!

They ARE present, if not accounted for....as the still gang grafitti shows, the increasing organized crime shows, the rise of gold stores, tattoo parlors and now, pawn shops, shows-- what next, porn shops?). And if this data WAS accurate at the time, then we've really got to worry because gangs are blooming faster than the Spring flowers! Are gangs fighting for THIS turf or east AH? Are we going to have to see their formal presence on future maps of this area of the 23rd ward?

All the more reason to stay on top of the grafitti removal, keep up the police patrolling (and again, many thanks to the police for doing so!), and getting yourself involved as a community resident in reporting any grafitti, any suspicious activity you see. This can't be stated enough....

  • C homeowner

    I meant- why isn't he in jail?

  • johndoe324

    Hahaha u people are so far removed from what is actually going on in your neighborhood it's dfunny...it's one of the nicest areas in the city take a chill pill dumb fcks

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Oct 10

Updated Oct 14

Craft Fair

Gloria Dei School is hosting a Christmas Craft fair on Nov. 22nd from 9:00 till 4:00 pm

Oct 14

BURGLARS

Be on the lookout for a Maroon minivan possibly a windstar with two white males. Attempted to burglarize a home on Laporte ave and 50th

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Oct 08

Updated Oct 13

SWAT Team

They jumped out on the 5600 block of Newcastle on Saturday morning with guns drawn and raided the house 4 down from 57th on the East side. I haven't seen any update on what was going on but it was an interesting way to start the day. Anyone know?

  • Trying to find out what happened. Police took box's from the house when they left. Young adults have been seen coming and going from the house all hours of the day and night. Have seen drug sales in front of the house on numerous occasions.They throw their trash all over...

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    Trying to find out what happened. Police took box's from the house when they left. Young adults have been seen coming and going from the house all hours of the day and night. Have seen drug sales in front of the house on numerous occasions.They throw their trash all over front lawns and street on the block. Have seen the young adults that live there chased by other young adults with pipes in the past.Police stopped the adults with the pipes at 56st and Newcastle.Were observed by neighbors trying to break into neighbors garage.

  • They were at it again Sunday night 10/12/14. Heard female screaming for help around 10PM. Went outside and observed an ambulance and police at the same house. The young adults came running out of the house and ran down to the alley at 57th between Oak Park and Newcastle the police and ambulance followed.Could not see what happened by the alley ,but heard on the police scanner that they were going to McNeal hospital with the ambulance.

Oct 12

Updated Oct 13

Stray grey cat seen on west side of 5100 block of Neenah

I saw a very friendly stray grey cat without a collar on the west side of the 5100 block of Neenah. It walked up to me, meowed and let me pet it. I picked it up and planned to drive it to the Animal Welfare League, but it panicked, got free from me and ran away. It is obviously a pet cat. I tried to feel for a microchip, but couldn't find one. If this is your cat, set out food and water so it stays close.

Winter will be here soon, neighbors, please keep your cats indoors and be aware of them when you open doors.

  • Sally S. neighbor

    Was it chubby? There is one that lives 5100 Mulligan and it's an outdoor/indoor cat

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Updated Oct 08

Charles hughes-citizens 23 ward upset

Sewer dept-putting white power down main sewers-note wind blew power on citizens cars.Citizens want know what the power is-on west side 23 ward.

  • Does it hurt paint on citizens cars -I've had a lot complaints last week by citizens and our Alderman doesn't know

  • if it is washed off with a hose its fine but I would not rub it off with a rag it might drag the powder and scratch the paint

Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

found dog

This dog has been running around 46th kilpatrick all white with a couple of spots looks like a spuds mckinzie dog pit mix.

  • Oh ok just wanted to make sure , thanks!

  • Ev

    Jeff, Thanks so much for texting Rosa's family. I have a old fashion phone with no text so I emailed Rosa's family hoping they would see the email quick, but glad that you texted them to let them know. So hoping this pup is Rosa and she is brought to safety soon. Thanks again for posting and caring.

Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

Alderman zalewski, should give campaign funds back from tif, funds given out

Any business, who gained tif funds, from citizens of Chicago 23 ward, who gave to Alderman zalewski , should get your a check returned by zalewski.

  • I couldn't have said it any better... wait, I actually could have said it better, but nevertheless, Chuck hughes is correct.

  • Alderman zalewski , needs to return kickbacks from certain businesses allowed tif funds to operated in 23 ward.zalewski , has citizens hard earned tax money , helping enrich his family and political friends.citizens want campaign funds returned to tif, for future projects.who agrees with Charles Hughes , next alderman of Chicago 23 ward.comments!

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Sep 21

Updated Oct 07

Response to SW Post on Zalewski Flyer

Joan,

In response to http://www.swchicagopost.com/2014/09/help-wanted-alderman-with-brains.html?m=1

You grow a back bone and show the flyer instead of your opinions and do what any good reporter would do and tell all the facts.

Zalewski is using tax money to feed his pockets.

You seem to stay idol when it comes to Zalewski.

Report on his bankruptcy, gambling addiction, and what a crappy Alderman he is.

You are not here to be pious, but to report all news,

For all those that have not seen the flyer it's attached.

  • If I recall, he also has/had cush comraderie with the CTA, and also, the then private contracting corporation that set up the infamous traffic cameras. Weren't these outfits also big donors to his re-election campaign last time?

  • Hammertime, first time i seen flier-well done.

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

Charlie Hughes petitions

We already signed petitions for a 23rd ward alderman candidate. Chuck Hughes came to our door seeking to have his petition signed he was told that we already signed for someone. He erronously said that it ok to sign more than one candidates petition. And he wants to lead this ward already lying

  • Chuck , can't wait to hand petitions , into board of elections , then I'll see your post then.Wish me luck to change 23 ward for best.

  • I met Chuck Hughes and you would be amazed at how different he is in person compared to the scattershot quasi-literate bleatings he posts here. The man is downright William F. Buckley-esque when you meet him.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZaU3xnn_Dw

Oct 07

Charles Hughes, next Alderman 23 Ward

Thanks for signing my petitions.you , have given yourself a real chance at improving your community.

Aug 28

Updated Oct 07

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.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Ms Goral, I like the idea of being able to report, access and receive timely information during a disaster but such services are generally available be it through Com-Ed, Chgo, FEMA, .... Having a clearing-house layer of mgmt that in my guess will say, 'call Com-ed,, heres the #" really...

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    Ms Goral, I like the idea of being able to report, access and receive timely information during a disaster but such services are generally available be it through Com-Ed, Chgo, FEMA, .... Having a clearing-house layer of mgmt that in my guess will say, 'call Com-ed,, heres the #" really does no good.

    Rather, the community services I would like to see accessible during a disaster, are pretty much the same as during happy times, just tightened up a bit. e.g.,

    1. Mobility. Getting around on a bicycle could be convenient. Power and docking info may be out for DIVVY bicycle stations but let's take that chance. Next, striped bicycle lanes that the community is already used to and a bicycle shop or two along Archer.

    2. Gathering places with tables, maybe heat, water or something warm. Independently-owned cafe's up and down Archer from Pulaski to Harlem. Cafe's are also a great place to access wifi if necessary.

    3. Independent family-run restaurants. See cafes above.

    4. Things may be cheaper at big-chain hardware stores, but it's the walkable neighborhood hardware stores that will be needed. Highlight them now and increase their on-site staff so that there are plenty for repairing window panes, ....... A note on hardware stores. I find it difficult to walk into and stay in a hardware store that has on display especially right by the cash registers (for easy cary-out) all those lawn chemicals, sprays, weed killers, .... How does staff manage to breath Scott's poisons throughout the workday. Imo, a hardware store w/o forcing a customer to be exposed to lawn chemicals is greatly appreciated.

    5. One of the first things people do immediately post a disaster is wander the streets. See Mobility and Cafes above.

    But why focus on disaster. Rather, let's focus on quality of life. See bicycles and cafes above.

    Was that you I saw at the Divvy station on Michigan & Oak?

  • If Mrs. Goral will implement such an idea as a local emergency contact center, what is the harm to have a more localized reach for such information? I myself would prefer getting a real person on the line locally, to provide needed information, instead of getting an automated response, an...

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    If Mrs. Goral will implement such an idea as a local emergency contact center, what is the harm to have a more localized reach for such information? I myself would prefer getting a real person on the line locally, to provide needed information, instead of getting an automated response, an operator in Khazakhstan, a continous busy signal, or one of the all-time worst-- 'elevator musack' on a scratchy tape loop!

    Seriously, this often happens when the public tries to access a big-daddy entity during such as Com Ed during an outage or other crisis time (i.e. Com Ed, which btw, is increasingly acting like BIG BROTHER with its so-called 'Smart Meters' takeover-- have you seen those spooky co. flyer inserts-- photo of a smart meter and the words
    "Hello there.")?

    But, I digress...back to a local hotline for area emergencies. Why not be 'plugged in' at the local level with such real-time information/assistance? If Mrs. Goral is concerned enough to swing this-- and I don't see why not-- then all the better for the community she would serve. Btw, her idea, does not preclude
    other ideas being implemented as well in the community, such as Chet 606 suggests, above...

    The point is, I have stopped contacting my current alderman-- for any help-- long ago,
    when I got no response to my letters, notes, emails in the past, about various issues-- and when I got a couple of very rude responses from his phone staffers. And that bit of flim-flam from the alderman, led me to take my vote and go elsewhere....

Sep 21

Updated Oct 07

Question for Chuck Hughes?

What do you think about Paulino Villareal being fired from Sheriffs office?

  • Please do explain your comment, Hammer Time, for the benefit of all of us who should be concerned about such matters as relating to the future of our ward. Thanks....

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