3 days ago

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Breaking News

Alderman Zalewski is a NO SHOW....

  • Alice omg I just seen your comment "They sent the fire truck but forgot the effing alderman lol heheh" too funny

    I can't believe he didn't show. I think he couldn't face the fact that HIS New Alderman was going to be there. He should just drop out and blame it on his health.

  • Sox, I am Anna's son. David Goral.

Dec 18

Updated 3 hours ago

Arteaga Rumor Mill

I understand that there is some mudslinging going around, after all it is Chicago Politics. Don’t believe the “he said-she said” rumors. (BTW, I think the caricature of me is hilarious: )

Let me set the record straight:

1. I have ZERO convictions on my record. Check the record if you would like. Chicago Election Code states that a convicted felon cannot be elected for Alderman.
2. I have lived in the Southwest side for 23 years. If I didn’t...

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I understand that there is some mudslinging going around, after all it is Chicago Politics. Don’t believe the “he said-she said” rumors. (BTW, I think the caricature of me is hilarious: )

Let me set the record straight:

1. I have ZERO convictions on my record. Check the record if you would like. Chicago Election Code states that a convicted felon cannot be elected for Alderman.
2. I have lived in the Southwest side for 23 years. If I didn’t live in the ward, I wouldn’t be on the ballot. It’s as simple as that.
3. Please note that a lot of these rumors are being purported by a person that was fired by my campaign because they were caught stealing $. His dishonesty got him fired. He is a chronic liar and a thief. He said he would go work for Zalewski, so I’m assuming that’s why he’s trying to blast me and Anna Goral.

The following people are the same person: Soxfever51, David Devine, Marty Arteaga, NE Mommy, Joan of Chi, Utalkin2me, Hammertime, JeremyChicago, abc123, Leslie Nope, Lynnchex, Aaron Cheselske.

Please note that I will not be going back and forth on any of these posts or giving them the time of day. If you would like to talk to me in person, I invite you to come by my headquarters at 5215 S. Archer Ave. You can find out more about our campaign at www.arteaga23.com or www.facebook.com/move23forward .

There will be a Garfield Ridge Civic League Candidates night where you can feel free to ask any questions on January 21st at St. Jane de Chantal Church. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Thank you and God bless.

Martin Arteaga

  • Mary from the Block Come and Get It

    Martin Arteaga what were you arrested for multiple times for? Please answer!

  • He was arrested for being a BALLLLAAA!!!

34 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Without permission again!

Please for the sake of my clean neighborhood. Martin quit putting your trash up and around the area. You are not asking for permission at all. People do not want your signs on their property. Have some class and ask the residents or business owners if they would like your sign. Don't just assume. Not sure how it's done in blue island or Pilsen but over here we have respect and we take care of our property. We don't like it to be cluttered with trash. Especially if we didn't put it there.

  • This site desperately needs moderators ...
    Can anyone else see where it says, just below the preview button, to PLEASE STAY RESPECTFUL AND ON-TOPIC.???
    Btw... "Ladies" your fake swearing is so ridiculous... Talk about dictionaries, yet u have to alter the spelling of your insults, why is that?? Oh, that's right, swearing isn't allowed on EB, because it's DISRESPECTFUL!!

  • Cityboy Couch miner in Rogers park for 67 years

    All of you.....Please grow up! What next? Are you going to start saying "well he started it, no she started it".it's like playground talk that you should have grown out of by now.

12 hours ago

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First time here. Anna goral.

I was told to come here because supposedly anna goral follows or posts on this site. I have called her office 3 times in the last couple days and haven't gotten a response. I have been reading up on all of the candidates. Some are good and yes some are bad. I am really concerned on what was said at the public forum earlier in the week. I was told that there was some racist remarks made to the crowd....

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I was told to come here because supposedly anna goral follows or posts on this site. I have called her office 3 times in the last couple days and haven't gotten a response. I have been reading up on all of the candidates. Some are good and yes some are bad. I am really concerned on what was said at the public forum earlier in the week. I was told that there was some racist remarks made to the crowd. I wanted some clarification as to what happened and if she really feels that way. Her not calling me back or at least having someone reach out to me tells me it's most likely true. I heard martin arteaga came to the event with a "scripted response" and really didn't tell anyone anything useful. Few weeks left to the election and it Looks to me like my choice for alderman is getting easier by the day.

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    Mr. Reyes, check out the southwest Chicago post. The video is on there.

  • Ok thank you, I will see if i can find it. I was just talking with my neighbor and he wants to see it too.

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Alderman Zalewski was a NO SHOW at yesterday's forum with a lame excuse that he had kidney stones. Yet was seen this morning somewhere downtown and attended a CPD campaign today around 3pm.

What kind of Alderman blows of his constituents? He's a lying cheat that doesn't care enough about us to show his face. But that's not all he did the same thing last election at a forum held at the Salvation Army Gym, (47th & Lawler) Saturday, January 22, 2011, 10-12 p.m. His NO SHOW excuse the was also kidney stones.
Michael "COWARD" Zalewski needs to go!

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  • Paulino the only thing you run for is cupcakes since you can't run for alderman. It must be nice hiding behind a computer pretending to be in shape. But you can do it Paulino I believe in you #55

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Nico, you're sweet. But, as I have reiterated a million times, I AM NOT PAULINO V.

    Thanks babe, always and forever.

4 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Mayor Emanuel ,should attend 23 ward debate

Maybe alderman zalewski,can get mayor to debate 23 ward since they are close.I expect ald zalewski ,to be able to explain were our tax dollars are going.23 ward one of highest tax areas in chicago on south side .ald zalewski,can also explain what mayor is going to do in next 4 yrs in chicago 23 ward.

11 hours ago

Austin Avenue

What the heck is going on over there? 3 months overdue and counting. Have any of you heard anything?

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Candidates Forum, 22nd Ward Aldermanic Candidates

Candidates Forum. Our organization sponsored the same four years ago and Zalewski did not show up. He had Kidney Stone problems. Ms. Goral and the other candidate did show up. Goral received most of the votes in our area.

I've invited all four candidates running for the 22nd Ward to a forum on February 7, 2015, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m., at Hearst School. The current Alderman, Ricardo Munoz has assured me he will be there

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2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

23 ward will be highest turnout in chicago

Let have real debate of issues,zalewski people can like zalewski,but stop with non sense comments all our house values really declined.It effects everyone not just zalewski supporters,not just goral supporters,not just arteaga supporters.i just don't know why zalewski supports can't come up with facts so they act goofy about mis-spelled word or someone fat.no one on everyblock for 3 months can say what zalewski economic plan is if he wins.please answer question if possible.

2 days ago

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yesterday alderman

Anna goral for alderman she can't even speak English from the viedo and artega talked about how much he loved his parents. I would love to see them talk in city council meetings what a embarrassment to the 23 ward.

  • Glad you worry about needless b.s.,who cares about tax increase every year,who cares about overcrowding schools,crime going up,more important to elect a guy who cares less about citizens .I guess no civic league in 23 ward should have a debate.our ald 0 for 2 making a debate.15 ward who has Englewood in ward at least their ald showed up and rahm made appearance.

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Chuck, go to school! Read the Purdue website I recommended.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

civic league should have second debate.

Civic group should have second debate so Ald zalewski can show up.citizens want to hear from current ald about 23 ward issues.charles hughes.expect more from civic leagues in 23 ward.zalewski should be better by Feb 10,2015

  • Have more degrees then you ,making all zalewski,voters understand simple English and math.Because your losing a lot money with zalewski in office .see I figured everyone uses hooked on phonics lipinski was correct .

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    "Then" should be "than."

    As far as your incoherent sentences that remind me of a stream of consciousness... You need a bit more help with that.

    So I'll recommend https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/5/

    Perhaps you should refrain from your incredulous slandering/rumors and focus on reading this website. Much love, bud.

3 days ago

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Arteaga "Present" - Gorral "Present" - Zalewski "No Show"

What a pleasure it was to attend tonight's Garfield Ridge Civic League forum. I believe we are gaining ground to remove the incumbent. I would have hoped there would have been time for more questions, but overall I was pleased with the information I received. I personally like that Goral pointed out the deceptive practices from Zalewski and his campaign are using. I think it was made clear to everyone the type of person he really is. He is a...

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What a pleasure it was to attend tonight's Garfield Ridge Civic League forum. I believe we are gaining ground to remove the incumbent. I would have hoped there would have been time for more questions, but overall I was pleased with the information I received. I personally like that Goral pointed out the deceptive practices from Zalewski and his campaign are using. I think it was made clear to everyone the type of person he really is. He is a liar! I understand there are die hard Zalewski supporters and that's alright as long as the other candidates supporters are also respected. Not all Zalewski supporters are bad, the majority of them are miss informed and the rest are just stubborn. I truly hope We move in the right direction and the incumbent is not the driver.

2 days ago

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zalewski Must Go- zalewski Must Go- zalewski Must Go

Prostitution *failed economy*alcoholic*liar*coward*no economic development*same old do nothing zalewski. 20 years of lies is long enough! February 24th fire him!

  • I'm sorry but I don't believe the kidney stone story for one second. The only people that are SICK are hard working people of this ward. After 19yrs we are sick of all your talk and no action. Last election was a close one but Zalewski you will be replaced come Feb.24th. I am so ready for a new Alderman.

  • I saw him Downtown today! I have the pictures to prove it!! LMAO

  • he parked right next to my building hahah idiot

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

One more time but with nice little picture.

We all know how bad you wanted this one martin. This was the backbone of your campaign. UNO UNO UNO CHARTER CHARTER CHARTER!

  • I'm gonna go with plain stupid is the answer..lol

  • He's prooo charter schools remember??? According to you big phat ashh he is all about charter schools!!! idiot....Why would he want or even care about CTU...hahahahaha...go funk your self lack of a man..go back to the fridge and try to plese your wife...ooops ...I FORGOT hahaha

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

23 ward

23 ward is the best ward in chicago with the best alderman around....Mike Z 23 for alderman. .... If those other bust out get in the ward will turn in to Englewood and Pilsen.

  • So it looks like he was challenged because he has signatures from people that didn't live in the ward, non registered voters, missing info, signatures from deceased people and a pattern of fraud from someone on his staff. I guess the Board of Elections agreed because here are their findings.

    http://app.chicagoelections.com/documents/general/15-EB-ALD-032-D.pdf

  • Ms.Katie please get off our posts with your links and facts. You are making our alderman and his minions look bad. Oh I forgot to mentioned the morbidly obese Paulino Villarreal. What a douchebag! Forging signatures from people who passed away.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

BREAKING 23rd ward endorsement news

Karen Lewis and the Chicago teachers union have endorsed Alderman Zalewksi for re election! There goes another union off the board in the Zalewski column. Sorry martin, I didn't mean to be the bearer of bad news but this needed to be posted. I know you are such a big fan and advocate for uno and charter schools. Did you actually think the CTU would endorse you?? That makes practically all the unions endorsing alderman ZALEWSKI! I think he must be doing something right! While you are out making up stories, the alderman is out in the ward getting things done. What do u have? A made up democracy for America endorsement?

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knew zalewski,wouldn't show up

At least ,he didn't put his foot in his mouth,tonite,made it city hall meeting earlier.maybe in 4 yrs kidney stones will go away let all hope .enjoy 4 more yrs of rahm rubber stamp in zalewski,wonder if speaker madigan told him don't debate issues to close to election Feb 24,2015.zalewski fans get relief.

Jan 07

Updated 3 days ago

  • Ryan Rhodes Lovin' My Gigo

    you can have it back as soon as my fat honey bun Gigo gets a job. that way he can can stay busy instead of obsessing over the Arteaga campaign. He really hates him.

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Tracy Marie, I completely agree! I came onto this website for my news after a coworker informed me about it. Too bad I came around a terrible time, because I am not finding any substance of information.

    But, I do have to say that I have pride in my home and the neighborhood I live in. There's a reason I moved here in the first place and a reason why my family is still here, even after my husband retired.

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5 days ago

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I'll be so glad.....

I will be so glad when the elections are over. It's becoming increasingly painful coming to this site with all the political BS being thrown about. It'd be different if it were constructive conversation weighing the merits of candidates and what they can do for the area, etc, but the stuff posted recently is just pure cr*p. I thought this site was supposed to be a good spot to discuss neighborhood issues. If people quit answering and feeding the trolls...

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I will be so glad when the elections are over. It's becoming increasingly painful coming to this site with all the political BS being thrown about. It'd be different if it were constructive conversation weighing the merits of candidates and what they can do for the area, etc, but the stuff posted recently is just pure cr*p. I thought this site was supposed to be a good spot to discuss neighborhood issues. If people quit answering and feeding the trolls that feel the need to post such things, it takes away the attention they seek! The mute button comes in handy... Someday we can get back to what this site is supposed to be fore, I hope, anyway... Anyhoo.. off the soap box.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

things Ald. Z does

look at all of the curb work being done, look at all the sewer work, look at the street repaving, the 23rd ward has the FASTEST graffiti removal of any ward, even with only 2 tree trimming trucks the trees are getting trimmed when scheduled, the length of time it takes it the cities fault, the garbage is picked up on schedule, the only way to get businesses is with tif funds, but if those are used the same people...

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look at all of the curb work being done, look at all the sewer work, look at the street repaving, the 23rd ward has the FASTEST graffiti removal of any ward, even with only 2 tree trimming trucks the trees are getting trimmed when scheduled, the length of time it takes it the cities fault, the garbage is picked up on schedule, the only way to get businesses is with tif funds, but if those are used the same people that complain about lack of business are the same ones that complain that tif funds were used, there are no schools that have been shut down in the ward and over crowding is minimal, the lack of police is the mayor both present and pasts fault, Kennedy HS is no longer a school that has major student bused in it is mostly students inside a border, it also has a IB program which is more advanced than honors and I am proud to say my daughter, nephew and cousin are all enrolled in and my daughter is getting all A's and I attribute that to the education she received at Byrne, there is a blue ribbon campaign to show support for the police Zalewski was out tying ribbons to trees and light posts and also paid for most of them including for people in the 13th ward until Quinn started supplying them also, were Arteaga or Goral out there doing this? how many ribbons did they tie up???? and while I am at it, how many ribbons did you put up Chuck Hughes?? the new east end of the ward is getting those services that they were not getting before and the residents know this, and Arteaga is taking credit for these services getting done, drive through the east end and find graffiti, if its there call the ward office and see how quick it is removed, find it in another ward call that office and see it takes days to get it removed, street light outages are taken care of quickly also, I dare all of the fake Arteaga posters to point out where I am wrong on any of these, can not be done, these are issues not personal attacks, prove me wrong

  • Chuck I know you're a real person from GR and as much as you dislike Arteaga you don't talk as much sheet as some of these fake profiles. No one can come up with that much and be that annoying which leads me to believe that's his ex-CM. I make fun of Paulino's weight that's about it. I take care of my body so it disgusts me how people let themselves go.

  • Ryan Rhodes Lovin' My Gigo

    Chuck we need a big strong man around us tomorrow just in case anyone tries anything. Can we count on you? We don't bite unless you want us to

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Donations for Mr. Hughes

I am taking donations to buy Mr. Hughes hooked on Phonics.....

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    BTK, look at when I joined... if I was a fake account I would have joined within the last 2 months - cough, cough.

    Let's get real here.

    Soxfever51, all day everyday! Haha, btw... Sox stinks! Jk.

  • Get cd disk so I can laugh in my car thanks.just fyi donations not tax deducted in case your wondering.

Jan 16

Updated 4 days ago

Speaking of signs. This is a TRUE STORY.

So I have just gotten word that the former auto body shop on archer and kostner had 2 huge 4x8 Zalewski signs stolen. Well guess what? the owner of the building that has it up for sale still has it's cameras fully functional and low and behold it shows to males with hoodies on walking up and taking the signs down and running away to a near by vehicle. The plate, make, and model of the get a way vehicle...

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So I have just gotten word that the former auto body shop on archer and kostner had 2 huge 4x8 Zalewski signs stolen. Well guess what? the owner of the building that has it up for sale still has it's cameras fully functional and low and behold it shows to males with hoodies on walking up and taking the signs down and running away to a near by vehicle. The plate, make, and model of the get a way vehicle all have been recorded. Police report has been made. I think it's safe to say they know who you are! Funny thing about this incident is few weeks back the owner stated that a MARTIN ARTEAGA SIGN was placed there without permission. The owner who is selling the place noticed it and took it down. He requested the huge Z signs because he supports the current alderman and just like that, the camera has 2 degenerates stealing them. So I ask you MARTIN, Are u a sore loser? Afraid? Thief? Worried? This is the second incident of this in as many days it's happening out west also. It's a shame if in fact this was you and or your so called campaign. the video tells no lies my friend. Will arrests be made? Stay tuned.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

The Real Zalewski Please Stand up!

Corruption**Intimidations**Lies**Assault**Prostitution

10 Hot Spots For Chicago’s Prostitutes http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/07/11/10-hot-spots-for-chicagos-prostitutes/

Fire Zalewski February 24th!

  • I will be asking Mr A about the allegations of domestic violence against his baby's mom tomorrow night, anybody think he will answer???

  • I challenge all you fake Arteagas to stand up tomorrow night at St Janes and introduce yourselves and ask Z these questions you have because you can rest asured I will stand up say my FULL NAME and ask Arteaga about the arrest allegations, the press will be present too and I am 100% sure if he dont answer it will make local newspapers and local electronic news sites

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Jan 07

Updated 5 days ago

Question's for Candidate Martin Arteaga ......

Hello Everyone,
Let me begin by saying that, I am no longer a candidate for Alderman of the 23rd Ward due to Martin Arteaga's Challenging my petitions. Well I can honestly say he was better off leaving me on the ballot as when I was a candidate my target was the incumbent alderman, Well my focus has changed and I will definitely be placing all of my concentration on the candidacy of Martin Arteaga and exposing him for who and...

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Hello Everyone,
Let me begin by saying that, I am no longer a candidate for Alderman of the 23rd Ward due to Martin Arteaga's Challenging my petitions. Well I can honestly say he was better off leaving me on the ballot as when I was a candidate my target was the incumbent alderman, Well my focus has changed and I will definitely be placing all of my concentration on the candidacy of Martin Arteaga and exposing him for who and what he is. HEY MARTIN REMEMBER OUR CONVERSATION, THAT YOU WANTED TO USE THE ALDERMANIC SEAT AS A STEPPING STONE TO RUN AGAINST MARTIN SANDOVAL, OR TO POSSIBLY RUN AGAINST SPEAKER MADIGAN.

Also anybody who thinks that I have another username here on this system, you are wrong. I have nothing to hide, if you have something to say or ask me just ask me directly.

Now back to Martin, tsk tsk, lying already to the people of the 23rd wd. Well my friend from Pilsen, I will be discussing your campaign on a daily basis here on line and to any group of voters that will listen. Remember Buddy, you wanted to be in the public eye, so now deal with all of the truths that are going to come out.

and for those of you who think that I am just being a sore person about being knocked off the ballot, you are wrong, I am MAD because I really wanted to help all of the Children of the Whole 23rd Ward not just the East side or the West Side, but all of the 23rd Ward, and Martin Arteaga decided to question the voters of the 23rd ward, by challenging their signatures, because they printed their names, or because the "i" wasn't dotted or the "t" wasn't crossed & now Martin has the Audacity to ask for their vote and send a messenger to ask for my endorsement, Definitely not going to happen buddy.

I have my Business in the 23rd Wd, My Home in the 23rd Ward, and My Family in the 23rd Ward, Yes Martin "FAMILY", I UNLIKE YOU, I AM MARRIED & MY WIFE & DAUGHTER LIVE WITH ME IN THE 23RD WD.

Paul Villarreal

  • you do know me I fixed the complete mess of a plumbing job you did on the house you lived in by Hale and I do not work for any alderman, I am supporting Z because he is best for the 23rd ward what business have left the 23rd ward??

  • Paul, Who did you decide to endorse for Alderman in the 23rd Ward?

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Jan 17

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Lisa madigan,already kept library safe from sex offenders

Lisa madigan,already passed laws protecting children in library's ,schools play grounds .ALD zalewski should bring new business to 23 ward.He should ride horse he bought thru ward to get in touch with what voters want,zalewski seems confused.

  • I looked at zalewski voting record why I ran.He moved police out 8 dist,voted for parking meter deal,voted close cps schools,voted for speed cameras ,etc raised taxes last 15 yrs.see Charles hughes tried fight better 23 ward.Seniors getting pushed out their houses that why I hold zalewski ,accountable to voters,not...

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    I looked at zalewski voting record why I ran.He moved police out 8 dist,voted for parking meter deal,voted close cps schools,voted for speed cameras ,etc raised taxes last 15 yrs.see Charles hughes tried fight better 23 ward.Seniors getting pushed out their houses that why I hold zalewski ,accountable to voters,not because I'm off ballot because I want seniors safe and able to stay in 23 ward after their retirement on fix income.look at house break ins 23 ward and vacant houses going section 8 .hope others care before it too late.maybe zalewski can address that in city hall.zalewski ,supporters join me help get ald zalewski to act

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Chuck Hughes, go to school!

Jan 17

Updated 6 days ago

signatures zalewski,got are not valid on petitions for crime to protect children

Officials will get hand writing expert to get signatures under proper amount so zalewski bill will get watered down in city hall like they do at board of elections unless rahm can use gain votes to protect library like Lisa madigan did in past.Hope rahm can pass,sex offenders can go library's with children present..Zalewski should ask speaker Madigan for help with petitions so ald zalewski can get 5 times more then needed with madigan help in 23 ward

  • Chuck you are a little cry baby .

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    Chuck are u ok with having sex offenders in chicago public libraries? Maybe you don't care because you don't have kids or maybe your kids don't care about you. First of all Let me tell you I don't want any of my kids or grand kids anywhere near a pervert...

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    Chuck are u ok with having sex offenders in chicago public libraries? Maybe you don't care because you don't have kids or maybe your kids don't care about you. First of all Let me tell you I don't want any of my kids or grand kids anywhere near a pervert especially at the library. Wow! what a moron you are! This is as bad as arteaga not answering his possible domestic battery arrests. Secondly, I read a couple of your responses to the suntimes, and tribune questions (when u actually were a candidate) and let me ask you, did you graduate grammar school? It almost looked like a 1st grader answered the questions! Did you really think people were gonna vote for you? Oh how is that 10grand goral loaned you to fight off the challenge!!! LOL

Jan 17

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Charles hughes with Lisa madigan

Keep sex offenders out library's and away from our children.Ald zalewski shouldn't water down Lisa madigan work by putting it in city hall so bill get water down,ald zalewski,has little signatures 53,000 citizens,in 23 ward .no one believes our current ald.we are waiting for Mike madigan,to lead in 23 ward so we get best results

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Jan 13

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I have on been on here a week..

All this negativity is why people don't like politics. Good people probably don't run because of this kind of senseless bashing. It's absurd for some people to think one candidate will win because he is of a certain race. I do believe there should be a representive government, but they should be qualified. All I see on here is negativity, many seemingly fake profiles, and spite. I am happy with my Alderman, but I don't I live in the 23 ward. Please don't make everyone on Everyblock suffer through these never ending posts. Let's talk about pizza, dog parks, or local events.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 16

Zalewski Putting Sings Against Owner Wishes

Today Michael Zalewski's people came to my house and asked if they could put a sign up on my lawn. I respectfully informed him that I was still looking into the candidates and that I didnt feel comfortable saying yes at this time. A few minutes later to my surprise I had a Zalewski sign in front of my lawn. This was very upsetting to me and founded it very disrespectful that they did not respect my decision. To further...

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Today Michael Zalewski's people came to my house and asked if they could put a sign up on my lawn. I respectfully informed him that I was still looking into the candidates and that I didnt feel comfortable saying yes at this time. A few minutes later to my surprise I had a Zalewski sign in front of my lawn. This was very upsetting to me and founded it very disrespectful that they did not respect my decision. To further add to the distress, I also found two signs on my next door neighbors home. This was surprising to me since my neighbor is on vacation in Europe and I am house sitting for them. This act of deception is not what I expect from my alderman. Thoughts?

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    Thank you ABC!

  • exactly, they are intimidated by someone familiar, yet spill their guts and sign a petition for someone they do not know, dude must think people are stupid, like I said FULL OF SHEET

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Jan 10

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Who to vote for Mayor?

My bad taste in politics did open my eyes on the importance of voting and how it can effect my childrens future & safety in the home we provide for them. This will be the first city election I plan to vote in. I am guilty of only voting for President and always vote democrat (& sometimes only because the name sounds hispanic or female ;/).This time I am doing my homework and reading up on all the issues and...

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My bad taste in politics did open my eyes on the importance of voting and how it can effect my childrens future & safety in the home we provide for them. This will be the first city election I plan to vote in. I am guilty of only voting for President and always vote democrat (& sometimes only because the name sounds hispanic or female ;/).This time I am doing my homework and reading up on all the issues and even look into the judges lol.

The one I have a hard time with is who to vote for Mayor? The current Mayor is doing a fair job, but people all around are struggling because of his actions like closing 50 schools & being so pompous. Alderman Fioretti I know very little, but I agree with him on many issues. I did hear that he is a cancer survivor and always admire that. Commisioner Chuy Garcia I really never heard of until recently. My first thought is to vote for him because he is Hispanic. Then I actually met him and I must say he just did not do it for me. I do like that Karen Lewis supports him. To be honest the rest I don't feel have a chance and I do want my vote to count.

Any good feedback that can get an undecided voter on which way to vote?

  • Debbie W. Live in Archer Heights....Love my neighborhood

    I don't have the faintest idea who my precinct captain even is! I haven't seen one in years but i did find out that some precinct captains gave out hams here in the 14th Ward at Christmas! At least "Rudy" is taking care of his area.

  • Thank you everyone. Think it's between Bob or Chuy... What is the difference?

Jan 14

Updated Jan 15

Old Brandy's restaurant on Archer & Cicero

I see construction fencing all around the old Brandy's restaurant this morning. Is anyone aware of plans for this site?

Jan 12

Updated Jan 15

Did Martin Arteaga Not Think We Would Find Out??

Martin arteaga WHO IS THIS GUY??
I am reposting this from the 23rd ward everyblock page because this needs to be seen here. In my opinion This individual needs to be exposed before people go to the polls and possibly vote for someone that has numerous skeletons in his closet. If this is true, shame on you Mr. arteaga. Explain yourself!

  • If you started a rumor that Arteaga was arrested for impersonation I might believe that, but the more vehement these accusations are the less I believe them.

  • David Divine everybody jump jump

    Brian you don't know your boss' number? Or is Arteaga in cook county again???

Jan 15

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Jan 12

Updated Jan 14

Get to know Martin Arteaga

No I do not work for Martin Arteaga before anyone tries attacking me. I live in the new part of the ward but my in-laws live in Garfield Ridge. They are voting for Goral and my husband and I for Martin. I'm doing this post because I'm simply tired of all the negative ones. I got these from YouTube and google. Please keep your responses neighborly.

Martin Arteaga Talks Development for the 23rd War…: http://youtu.be/Zy3DQaaCjwQ

Martin Arteaga - 23rd Ward: http://youtu.be/tKtQ_QknoUM

Education of Tomorrow: http://youtu.be/FuyJLv5f2Yg

Martin Arteaga, 756 2: http://youtu.be/ROC_GC8fG_Y

ARTEAGA 23 2014 RECAP: http://youtu.be/3fiCCUFqrcM

Marty Castro Endorses Martin Arteaga December 2014: http://youtu.be/HsK5dL7fYu4

TIFs in 23rd Ward-Highlights August 27, 2014: http://youtu.be/FwBlYrGXNbo

  • David Divine everybody jump jump

    All he does is complain, I can do that. He is trying to take credit for Maxwell development which was a controversial TIF fund that many people in that community got kicked out.

  • David Divine everybody jump jump

    Can we get to know why Arteaga got arrested???

Jan 13

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Jan 08

Updated Jan 12

Setting the Record Straight on Arteaga

Martin Arteaga will not address several issues:

Does he live in his parent's attic in order to run for Alderman of the 23rd Ward? All while having his real residency with the Mother of his child in 2117 Broadway St Blue Island. He also has his old drivers licence registered there.

You can find more information about him here: http://www.dirtsearch.org/cgi-bin/toolbar.cgi?fname=Martin&lname=Arteaga&statename=Illinois for free.

You can also view his criminal record with multiple arrest from 2007 to 2012. Charges are Domestic Abuse,...

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Martin Arteaga will not address several issues:

Does he live in his parent's attic in order to run for Alderman of the 23rd Ward? All while having his real residency with the Mother of his child in 2117 Broadway St Blue Island. He also has his old drivers licence registered there.

You can find more information about him here: http://www.dirtsearch.org/cgi-bin/toolbar.cgi?fname=Martin&lname=Arteaga&statename=Illinois for free.

You can also view his criminal record with multiple arrest from 2007 to 2012. Charges are Domestic Abuse, but was dropped to a misdemeanor in a plea bargain. His ex-wife was on a date after breaking up with Arteaga. Arteaga then approached her date and beat him pretty bad. He also has a second conviction that was dropped to probation for being in a violent altercation.

For the record I use to be affiliated with the Arteaga Campaign. Not at the management level, but would go help out often. I live near his parent's house where until recently never heard of Martin Arteaga. His Sister suggested I help out to help add to my resume. I decided to stop going in because both my kids would come with me at times & one of them found drug paraphernalia while helping clean Mr. Arteaga's car. His office also reeked of Alcohol and Cigarettes. On top of catching Arteaga's staff posting on here several vicious attacks.

I was reluctant to post anything on here since the attacks are vicious, racist, and bigoted. However, the voters and citizens of the 23rd Ward deserve better. Here I was thinking I was electing a young, vibrant, latino to be our next Alderman. Sad to find out the hard way you can't trust a book by it's cover.

Fake profile people we are not interested in your cowardly post. We do want to hear from Team Arteaga on his criminal violent activity & his residency.

There is a picture attached with Mr. Arteaga's vehicle of his home in Blue Island. Anyone know what agency he should be reported too?

  • Pretty in Pink Happy Wife Happy Life

    Enough is enough already! I can't believe you went as far as posting a picture of someone's home. I only met Martin at the pumpkin patch but I went to high school with one of his cousins. Their family is very humble and are hard workers. I called her regarding...

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    Enough is enough already! I can't believe you went as far as posting a picture of someone's home. I only met Martin at the pumpkin patch but I went to high school with one of his cousins. Their family is very humble and are hard workers. I called her regarding all these posts and she assured me they all come from his ex campaign manager. Which makes sense because all the negative comments come from soxfever51, david devine, Mary from the block or barrio and fake Martins and now Garfield Ridge Nurse. Then they're all thanked by the same people. This is what happens when Rahm closes down all the mental health clinics. Get a life and get some help!

  • Sally S. neighbor

    HDO is very much alive and it's very much UNO

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

Sorry

I am sorry for making comments that most normal people would find helpful. I think the voters in the 23 ward deserve what they get in the upcoming election. They are more concerned about living in the lily white past than living in the present. I kind of wish I live 2 block in another direction and would not have to bother with this stuff.
Lets continue to worry about who works at checkers and who's baby mama/daddy ect.
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I am sorry for making comments that most normal people would find helpful. I think the voters in the 23 ward deserve what they get in the upcoming election. They are more concerned about living in the lily white past than living in the present. I kind of wish I live 2 block in another direction and would not have to bother with this stuff.
Lets continue to worry about who works at checkers and who's baby mama/daddy ect.
Things are not like they used to be and never will be again. I guess that I am the odd ball on here. I am sorry for accepting change and trying to move on with my life.
May God bless you and your families Be sure to Vote in the election in February

Paul

  • Everyone in our household will be voting. We're in the 13th Ward.

  • psuedolus Chicago Park District Building Attendant - Hale Pa

    Well said my friend! I'm with you 100%!!!

Jan 12

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Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

let support our new governor - Bruce rauner

Let all our fellow democrats,get behind Bruce rauner - as he starts out as governor.let improve jobs,credit ratings,business for state of illinois.lets all pray he does great so Illinois turns corner to great gains.chuck hughes wishes our new governor a great year in office.

  • Soxfever51

    For once u said something that makes sense.

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