2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

I need a Chuy Garcia yard sign... where do I get one?

I need a Chuy Garcia yard sign... where do I get one?

Mar 20

Updated 13 hours ago

Beware City revenue trucks stalking area

There is a white van putting tickets on cars all over the area. I've seen 5 cars with tickets.

Sure hope they are targeting every area like this, but I bet the east side of 008 doesn't get the same treatment

  • srapach Rutherford Ave resident

    The people on east end of 008 really get hammered with citations. We're just getting a taste of it. They visit us less often because we tend to keep our cars in the garage.

  • Ted M - Why do you say the City revenue trucks are “stalking” the area, when in effect they are doing the job they are supposed to do especially after listening to complaints about cars on the street having no city sticker? I pay my city sticker fee on time...

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    Ted M - Why do you say the City revenue trucks are “stalking” the area, when in effect they are doing the job they are supposed to do especially after listening to complaints about cars on the street having no city sticker? I pay my city sticker fee on time like most people on the SW side and probably have unknowingly encountered some EB posters while standing in line at the City Clerk office on Archer & Laramie.

    There are some households in the neighborhood that have 2 – 3 cars where people try to get away with not buying a sticker, or don’t buy a sticker until months after the deadline. That is loss of tax revenue and it affects everyone on the SW side. You, me, everybody! So I have no sympathy for anybody getting a ticket from a city revenue truck, and if a car gets the boot for not paying tickets, SWEET!

    Daley the Lesser changed the unpaid ticket qualification for boots from three to two and started booting cars 24 hours a day, especially Downtown and in the near north area. So people in those areas get hit more than we do on the SW side. Probably one of the few good things Daley did do, especially after giving away the revenue from the parking meters and city garages.

    If the City does not ticket and boot, our property taxes will go up sooner than later.

Mar 19

Updated 25 hours ago

Dog park question

Any chance that stars and stipes baseball field can can converted into a dog park? So many residents have dogs and no place to run them.

  • This is by all means suggesting that you change what you want in your community, but nearby is a very nice dog park. Not far from you is a dog park at Summit Park. There is a section for small dogs separate from the large dog section. There is a...

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    This is by all means suggesting that you change what you want in your community, but nearby is a very nice dog park. Not far from you is a dog park at Summit Park. There is a section for small dogs separate from the large dog section. There is a small registration fee. It's a wonderful place for your dogs and for yourself because you feel like your in a forest preserve with trees all around you but the dogs are protected with a fence all around. I think you would like it!

  • srapach Rutherford Ave resident

    Summit Park is a great place for dogs and people.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Bicycle Trails for Everyone! SW-side, Yes!

Let our SW-side voices be heard!

http://www.greatriverschicago.com

30 hours ago

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Alley graffiti between 51st and Massasoit/Major today

About half a dozen garages between Massasoit/Major on 51st were tagged last night/early this morning. One has a distinctly threatening message of "How safe do ya feel?" scrawled in red across one garage door. A word that appears to be "DABS", also in red, is scrawled underneath it. I will report this both to Burke's office and the CPD.

  • Chicagodan South Side/North Side

    Cristian, thank you for reporting this. I've included it in my online reporting to the City.

  • Please keep us updated to any other graffiti that you see in our area. As the Garfield ridge neighborhood watch likes to stay on top of these.

4 days ago

Get out and vote

Easy voting today at the library.

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Mar 16

Updated Mar 20

Found Small - Russell Terrier Dog

Found a smal dog looks like a Russell Terrier young dog white with brown
by Archer & Central on Sat.
any info contact 773-653-6260
thanks

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Mar 18

Updated Mar 19

Spring cleaning time!

Now that those huge piles of snow have melted, it's time to get out our push brooms and clean up after Mother Nature.
Also, why doesn't the city put out trash cans by bus stops?
While walking my dog by Adam's Furniture I found a full DD coffee cup and McDonald's pop cup sitting on the bench. If there had been a place to toss them perhaps they wouldn't be where people could sit down.
Emptied and walked to the nearest ally gondola.

  • Chicagodan South Side/North Side

    People were leaving all kinds of trash at the Archer and Menard bus stop. I called Zalewski's office for a trash can at that site and got one.

  • srapach Rutherford Ave resident

    I attended the Garfield Ridge Civic meeting and was told by the super it wasn't needed at that location.

Mar 19

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Feb 25

Updated Mar 07

God Bless the 23rd Ward - Thank You

To all our supporters,

I would like to personally thank everyone who has helped my mother Anna Goral on her campaign making phone calls, displaying Anna’s signs, and most importantly giving us your support. We were campaigning against an enormous force that if you were to combine our forces with Martin Arteaga’s forces, it wouldn’t even compare to half the force of the opposition. We had a vision to update the neighborhood with different amenities and use our business experience...

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To all our supporters,

I would like to personally thank everyone who has helped my mother Anna Goral on her campaign making phone calls, displaying Anna’s signs, and most importantly giving us your support. We were campaigning against an enormous force that if you were to combine our forces with Martin Arteaga’s forces, it wouldn’t even compare to half the force of the opposition. We had a vision to update the neighborhood with different amenities and use our business experience to do just that. However, we were unable to overcome the massive force that lay before us.

I would like to personally congratulate Martin Arteaga for being a kind and sincere candidate. He is a great visionary with a passion to change our community for the better.

Martin, you did a swell job, keep your chin up high…

Mr. Madigan, you have an immaculate force and you’re a force to be reckoned with. Congratulations, Sir. Although, I do not agree with the individual you chose to support. I hope one day you will support a candidate that is more deserving of your support, and can run off their record.

Many of our supporters asked us how we are handling this defeat. Not all battles can be won, you can merely try your best. Simply said, “It is, what it is”. I have met so many great people and made so many new friends. I am so thankful to all those who spent so many hours away from their families helping us. The respect our supporters have shown is heartfelt and I feel blessed to personally know you all.

All the looks in the eye with the firm hand shakes. The gratitude and respect you all have shown is more gratifying than winning an election. I would rather die a hero then live as a coward.

Sincerely,

Thomas Goral

  • John W. More equal wealth based on more equal work

    More than a decade ago I was an election judge at 3 different precincts. At that time, the way a judge verified that a voter was legit was to compare the signatures on their application to vote that day with a copy from their voter registration -- which could have...

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    More than a decade ago I was an election judge at 3 different precincts. At that time, the way a judge verified that a voter was legit was to compare the signatures on their application to vote that day with a copy from their voter registration -- which could have been signed 20 or 30 years before! Definitely not a good way to verify identity, since signatures change over time.

    I think a bigger problem is the precinct captains getting absentee ballots for their voters, and if the voters are elderly or not too literate in English, the precinct captains end up completing the ballots for them.

    I personally know of a woman in her late 80s who couldn't pass the vision test for driving, whose precinct captain 'helped' her with her absentee ballot (though this was not in the mayoral election, it was in the one in Nov 2014).

    And unfortunately, many people of that generation are too nice or too scared to tell the precinct captain that they will find someone else to help them.

    It would be interesting to get some statistics by ward on absentee ballots vs. support for machine candidates.

  • If you know a woman in her late 80s who needed help with her ballot, why didn't you help her John? Seems like your so quick to throw digs at the precinct captains when all he most likely did was help her with her absentee ballot application, also if your...

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    If you know a woman in her late 80s who needed help with her ballot, why didn't you help her John? Seems like your so quick to throw digs at the precinct captains when all he most likely did was help her with her absentee ballot application, also if your so concerned her ballot was filled out correctly, make sure she didn't want the "machines" candidate elected in the first place. For the record....my mom who is 70 has no problem telling the Precinct captains to go away. I don't think they're that "nice" or "scared" to tell someone to get off their porch.

Mar 07

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Feb 24

Updated Mar 05

  • I will say nothing more

  • Sorry I gotta say one more thing. I just met ABC_123 and believe me SHE is not Paulino

  • Ohh...I have something to say:

    Excerpt from Editorial in Chicago Tribune, 2/25/15, p.18

    "Many of the incumbents who benefitted from the mayoral-linked political action committee Chicago Forward were successful. The committee dumped last-minute money and resources into more than a dozen races, including that of Ald. Michael Zalewski...; Zalewski cruised to victory along with Emmanuel allies...".

Feb 24

Updated Mar 05

Alderman

Z 23 is # 1 tonight !!!!!

  • Z croons:
    "I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS..."

    But, lest ZZZZZs get too smug, let's not forget folks, this piece of 'vote assistance' that pushed some Chicago Machine lackeys into office:

    Excerpt from Editorial in Chicago Tribune, 2/25/15, p.18

    "Many of the incumbents who benefitted from the mayoral-linked political action committee Chicago Forward were successful. The committee dumped last-minute money and resources into more than a dozen races, including that of Ald. Michael Zalewski...; Zalewski cruised to victory along with Emmanuel allies...".

Feb 25

Updated Mar 04

Sore "winner"

I pass down 63rd everyday to and from work. Martin Arteaga's painting was covered up by the city not even 24hrs after the election was over. If the alderman can get that done he should be able to do that will all the graffiti around there too. The East Side is not on his list of priorities. I'm disappointed that he won because I know things will not improve on either side side of our ward.

  • abc_773--

    Didn't know whether to just LAUGH. LAUGH, LAUGH--or MUTE, MUTE, MUTE (any and all of your future comments)-- the whining comment you just made here and your pathetic attempt at conveying your 'patriotic' nature and 'desire to contribute' to the conversation on this site (when it is clear you are not, and have done neither)!

    This is my last comment wasted on you (and Pandora's rack and all the rest of your
    nonsense)....

    I chose MUTE (never having to read your bullying trash again-- ah heaven)!

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Up2up2me,

    Please learn to write coherent and legible sentences. Thank you for muting me.

    Good day dear.

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Mar 04

Nerf or Airsoft

Since the garage sale season hasnt started if anyone is looking to get rid of any nerf or airsoft guns let me know thanks!

Jan 26

Updated Mar 03

Question about School

My son's school St Rene is closing down. I am deciding between St Joes and St Jane, can you tell me which is the better school and why?

  • Jennifer W 63rd St

    I need all day Pre-K and for CPS they charge 12,000 for All Day Pre-K. I really liked St Joes and am leaning towards the school.

  • Gloria Dei Lutheran School, 5259 s. Major Ave. will be having an Open House on March 22 from 1-3pm. Yes, we have children from other faiths attending our school. If you are looking for a school which can offer a Christian Education, please consider us. All attendees will also receive a Ice Cream Sundae just for attending. :)

Mar 03

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Feb 23

Updated Mar 01

  • Up2up2me you really need to get a life.

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Up2up2me, you make no sense. No wonder you were a Goral affiliate.

    The apple does not fall far from the tree.

    Good day!

Feb 24

Updated Feb 26

Anna/Martin please pick up your trash!

Now that the both of yous got a complete butt whooping out here in the 23rd ward, Especially in garfield ridge and clearing. PLEASE COME AND GET YOUR TRASH! Clean up your signs!! We don't like our area littered with rubbish! Don't be sore losers, CLEAN UP! Next time before you run for office, get your campaigns in order. If u want to be the best, you have to beat the best, Until then take a hike! PAID FOR BY THE TRUTH SQUADRON.

  • You no neck pick them up yourself if they bother you so much or send your little white booty Bryan to do it

  • Pat

    This is ridiculous! Everyblock please monitor this. This childish trash is making a mockery of Everyblock. These idiotic comments are a waste of space and waste of time to have to read through.

Feb 26

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Feb 11

Updated Feb 25

it's a shame...

When I joined everyblock I was hoping that this would be another way to get information and stay connected to the neighborhood and whats going on thru honest and caring neighbors...

What this has turned out to be for the past few months is nothing but a forum for folks to down each and every person running for alderman...this forum has turned into a joke thanks to folks making up fake accounts, accusing candidates of everything under the sun, etc....

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When I joined everyblock I was hoping that this would be another way to get information and stay connected to the neighborhood and whats going on thru honest and caring neighbors...

What this has turned out to be for the past few months is nothing but a forum for folks to down each and every person running for alderman...this forum has turned into a joke thanks to folks making up fake accounts, accusing candidates of everything under the sun, etc.

Thanks to all the honest people on here who try to bring information about the neighborhood to all of us so we can be informed citizens looking out for the best interest of our neighborhood. ..and to the rest...stop littering our forum with garbage,filth and ridiculousness about this upcoming election...this last go round that was posted half of the comments were deleted by everyblock...it just goes to show there is not an intelligent conversation going on when half of what was said can't be seen...stop it already! Take your garbage elsewhere!

Before anyone even thinks of posting some ridiculous hurtful comments let me say this..I'm not endorsing anyone for alderman..my account is real..and I have lived here for over 25 years...I'm a TRUE neighbor to Garfield ridge..this is my home....

  • Well I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels all this has gotten out of hand....the bad thing is these folks r getting kicked off every block and jump on again under a different name/avatar...

  • We on EVERYBLOCK make it what it is. If you don't want to talk negative then don't. If you have positive news or comments then write them. You're complaining like the ones your complaining about. Do you have something positive to add to Everyblock? I do and have. We can...

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    We on EVERYBLOCK make it what it is. If you don't want to talk negative then don't. If you have positive news or comments then write them. You're complaining like the ones your complaining about. Do you have something positive to add to Everyblock? I do and have. We can talk about the best can opener or the best grocery store or how a mean neighbor said hi. Figure out something good to talk about and skip the complaining, just don't read what you don't want to read. How does that sound. That's what I recommend. This is a free place to express yourself whether good or bad it's still a good place to discuss incognito. Don't complain to take it away, please.

Feb 25

God Bless the 23rd Ward - Thank You.

To all our supporters,

I would like to personally thank everyone who has helped my mother Anna Goral on her campaign making phone calls, displaying Anna’s signs, and most importantly giving us your support. We were campaigning against an enormous force that if you were to combine our forces with Martin Arteaga’s forces, it wouldn’t even compare to half the force of the opposition. We had a vision to update the neighborhood with different amenities and use our business experience...

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To all our supporters,

I would like to personally thank everyone who has helped my mother Anna Goral on her campaign making phone calls, displaying Anna’s signs, and most importantly giving us your support. We were campaigning against an enormous force that if you were to combine our forces with Martin Arteaga’s forces, it wouldn’t even compare to half the force of the opposition. We had a vision to update the neighborhood with different amenities and use our business experience to do just that. However, we were unable to overcome the massive force that lay before us.

I would like to personally congratulate Martin Arteaga for being a kind and sincere candidate. He is a great visionary with a passion to change our community for the better.

Martin, you did a swell job, keep your chin up high…

Mr. Madigan, you have an immaculate force and you’re a force to be reckoned with. Congratulation, Sir. Although, I do not agree with the individual you choose to support. I hope one day you will support a candidate that is more deserving of your support, and can run off their record.

Many of our supporters asked us how we are handling this defeat. Not all battles can be won, you can merely try your best. Simply said, “It is, what it is”. I have met so many great people and made so many new friends. I am so thankful to all those who spent so many hours away from their families helping us. The respect our supporters have shown is heartfelt and I feel blessed to personally know you all.

All the looks in the eye with the firm hand shakes. The gratitude and respect you all have shown is more gratifying than winning an election. I would rather die a hero then live as a coward.

Sincerely,

Thomas Goral

Feb 25

God Bless the 23rd Ward - Thank You.

To all our supporters,

I would like to personally thank everyone who has helped my mother Anna Goral on her campaign making phone calls, displaying Anna’s signs, and most importantly giving us your support. We were campaigning against an enormous force that if you were to combine our forces with Martin Arteaga’s forces, it wouldn’t even compare to half the force of the opposition. We had a vision to update the neighborhood with different amenities and use our business experience...

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To all our supporters,

I would like to personally thank everyone who has helped my mother Anna Goral on her campaign making phone calls, displaying Anna’s signs, and most importantly giving us your support. We were campaigning against an enormous force that if you were to combine our forces with Martin Arteaga’s forces, it wouldn’t even compare to half the force of the opposition. We had a vision to update the neighborhood with different amenities and use our business experience to do just that. However, we were unable to overcome the massive force that lay before us.

I would like to personally congratulate Martin Arteaga for being a kind and sincere candidate. He is a great visionary with a passion to change our community for the better.

Martin, you did a swell job, keep your chin up high…

Mr. Madigan, you have an immaculate force and you’re a force to be reckoned with. Congratulation, Sir. Although, I do not agree with the individual you choose to support. I hope one day you will support a candidate that is more deserving of your support, and can run off their record.

Many of our supporters asked us how we are handling this defeat. Not all battles can be won, you can merely try your best. Simply said, “It is, what it is”. I have met so many great people and made so many new friends. I am so thankful to all those who spent so many hours away from their families helping us. The respect our supporters have shown is heartfelt and I feel blessed to personally know you all.

All the looks in the eye with the firm hand shakes. The gratitude and respect you all have shown is more gratifying than winning an election. I would rather die a hero than live as a coward.

Sincerely,

Thomas Goral

Feb 25

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Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Getting nervous?

I Would like to know why would ARTEAGA or GORAL's people go around on archer and slash all the 4x4 signs that are up? Are u feeling nervous? Angry? SORE LOSERS!

  • Brian Thomas Kelly Garfield Ridge Football Coach

    You don't even live in the ward lol get out of here

  • 23 affects 13 so YOU get out of here. Put your tail between your legs and go
    :):):)

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Channel 9 declares Zalewski as winner

Boy, all the talk we've had to endure by all the semi literate campaign workers and it's over with so fast?

Zalewski has his faults, but at least he is one of us,and that's enough. Hopefully the other two will just go away now,you know, back where they really live.

  • What an a$$ kicking goral and arteaga took today!!!!

    Nice work all.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Protestors against ARTEAGA and domestic violence

63rd Hamlin polling place. Protestors are out in full force. You should see the voters coming in! Vote against women beaters today!!

Feb 20

Updated Feb 24

Checkers employees stealing credit card information?

I was browsing on yelp and I noticed a few reviews that had to deal with the employees being irresponsible with the credit cards. I don't know how true this is but I thought I should share it so people are aware if it is happening.
Here's the yelp link http://www.yelp.com/biz/checkers-chicago-8

  • "Checkers
    3 reviews"

    Of ONLY 3 reviews, only ! see posted only 1 comment that referenced credit cards,
    NOT your 'few reviews that had to deal with the employees..."

    And that one comment was an un-supported allegation (giving no facts at all to substantiate such a wild claim).

    FALSELY accusing...

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    "Checkers
    3 reviews"

    Of ONLY 3 reviews, only ! see posted only 1 comment that referenced credit cards,
    NOT your 'few reviews that had to deal with the employees..."

    And that one comment was an un-supported allegation (giving no facts at all to substantiate such a wild claim).

    FALSELY accusing does nothing to help the community, and that is what that commentator on Yelp did. So, I wouldn't give it any credence at all...

    If anyone has concerns, I would suggest instead contacting the proper channels
    and lodge a complaint, not spread unfounded rumors....

  • Well the reason why I posted this was because I read two comments that had to deal with the headline I posted. One said they were stealing and the other said the employee almost forgot to give the credit card back. But your absolutely right, if it was a big deal or something serious then we would of heard something from valuable sources. I didn't mean to cause any trouble and I apologize for posting something that is not credible.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Channel 2 reception problems

I'm cutting the Comcast cord and going back to over-the-air television. My thirty-year-old rooftop antenna is pulling in every major Chicago station nicely - except channel 2. I've found out from internet research that this is a common issue in Chicago because many antennas cover UHF but ignore VHF, which is what channel 2 is. Does anyone in Garfield Ridge get a decent over-the-air signal for channel 2?

Feb 12

Updated Feb 24

This just in... Martin Arteaga accused of being a slum landlord!

According to numerous sources, Arteaga owns and rents buildings that are infested with rats and have numerous building code violations that make the living space dangerous and unsafe. Waiting on more details from the Anna Goral campaign.

  • I guess that mailer is the truth. I hope he doesn't run his construction company the way he runs his properties.

  • REMINDER FOLKS! (here is a case of Alexander talking to himself via his
    akas)...

    NOTICE--

    "My name is Alexander Oscar Campillo Capio aka Gigo. I am Martin Arteaga's ex-campaign manager. Martin fired me after he caught me stealing from his campaign.
    Since then I can't find a job and I...

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    REMINDER FOLKS! (here is a case of Alexander talking to himself via his
    akas)...

    NOTICE--

    "My name is Alexander Oscar Campillo Capio aka Gigo. I am Martin Arteaga's ex-campaign manager. Martin fired me after he caught me stealing from his campaign.
    Since then I can't find a job and I have nothing to do but try and make Martin look bad. I create false accounts like David Divine, Garfield Ridge Nurse, Ty Webb, Maryfromtheblock,Pandora's Rack,abc_773. I just change the names or create new ones since they get deleted. I am also trying to make Goral look bad because I want people to vote for Zalewski."

Feb 18

Updated Feb 24

Look It's Remy from Ratatouille!!

Another Desperate Attempt by the Z campaign.

The only reason I know about this cartoon is because my daughters love this movie! lol

OMG though seriously?

  • REMINDER FOLKS!

    NOTICE*-- ...please read full post by this person-- 'I'm Coming Clean' from which this is taken (noting all the supposedly false tagnames and subsequent defamatory comments):

    "My name is Alexander Oscar Campillo Capio aka Gigo. ...I create false accounts like David Divine, Garfield Ridge Nurse, Ty Webb, Maryfromtheblock,Pandora's Rack,abc_773... I just change the names or create new ones since they get deleted. I am also trying to make Goral look bad because I want people to vote for Zalewski."

  • Nobody cares and nobody believes You. your pathetic your campaigns were deplorable.

    zalewski is going to win tonight with over 60% of the vote.

Feb 24

I just found out

Chuck Hughes has been writing Willie Wilson speeches, that explains why Willie speaks the way he does

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

Goral GOON alert! Watch your backs!

In case anyone early voted this weekend and was scared and threatend by some nut case at the clearing library, I will put money on it that it was this guy. THIS GUY MUST OF BEEN OFF HIS MEDS! what kind of people did goral send out there? Is that the way she thinks people are gonna vote for her? This guy was running around yelling at everyone blocking their path screaming profanity laced mumble to everyone. SMH if you plan on voting tomorrow and I sure hope u do! Please watch out for GORAL'S crazy people she is gonna have out at the polling places.

  • John it is not about the law, it is about her and her helping people purchasing houses for the sole purpose of renting them to sec 8, nothing about discriminating against anybody

  • That is what Zalewski is against as well as almost all of the people living here

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

spell check can work wonder when it comes to campaign materials

Hey "truth squadron" before u send out flyers about zalewski u might want to proofread...he's loose eh?

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