11 hours ago

Updated 13 min ago

QUESTION for all of the 23rd ward alderman candidates

you have announced your candidacy, are all of your petitions signed ? are they all accurate registered voters and are you sure that the people signing them only signed your petition?

23 min ago

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.

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2 days ago

Fundraiser for disabled children in the 23rd Ward.

In the past few weeks ‪‎AlsIceBucketChallenge‬ became one of the biggest charity events ever. That event made me think how I can help our community. Let’s paraphrase the saying ‘think locally act globally’ and turn our attention to disabled children (0-15 years old) who live in the 23rd Ward and need our assistance and support. Every child deserves a happy childhood. Therefore, my ‪campaign‬ team and I are planning to organize a fundraiser to benefit these children. If you know any disabled child who lives in the 23rd Ward, please contact our campaign office by September 10, 2014 by sending an email to: friends@AnnaGoral.com.

3 days ago

Tif Tracker Web site -debuts

Find out how your tax dollars spent -see Chicago tribune

3 days ago

Charles hughes-New TIF, tracker site

Go Chicago Tribune -has details on how to track Tif, Money spent by all alderman in each ward.

3 days ago

Black and white stray cat on 54th and Nashville

I saw a stray cat, mostly black with white chest, on the 5400 block of Nashville at about 11:15. The cat was small, possibly a nearly-grown kitten, and I couldn't see if it had a collar. The cat paused when I tried to approach it, then ran away.

Please, neighbors, keep your cats inside and be aware of them when you open doors.

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Updated 4 days ago

  • iPads for Listening Center

    Ms. Stack is asking for $1100.08:
    My students need 2 iPads with a case for a listening center and wireless headphones.
    Mark Twain Elementary School

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  • Apple TV is not just for TV!

    Ms. Stack is asking for $2061.00:
    My students need technology in the classroom including Apple TV and an IPAD.
    Mark Twain Elementary School Comment

Aug 08

Updated 6 days ago

Arteaga Campaign Adds More Hair Salons for Back to School $5 Haircuts

Our amazing team of community organizers started with just 10 salons and now we have more than double that. Team A23 is all about working with the community to benefit the entire 23rd Ward both east and west side of Cicero Ave. This is the kind of leadership and community outreach you can expect when we get Martin Arteaga elected to be the next 23rd Ward Alderman.

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Our amazing team of community organizers started with just 10 salons and now we have more than double that. Team A23 is all about working with the community to benefit the entire 23rd Ward both east and west side of Cicero Ave. This is the kind of leadership and community outreach you can expect when we get Martin Arteaga elected to be the next 23rd Ward Alderman.

With many families struggling and living paycheck to paycheck in the 23rd Ward of Chicago we understand how costly “Going Back To School” time can be for families. That is why A23 Field Organizers went out to Local Hair Salons in the 23rd Ward to help offset the cost of Haircuts for Back to School at just $5.00 MONDAY TO THURSDAY starting August 18th-21st & August 25th-28th . Just present your school ID or print the coupon below and give to one of the following participating Hair Salons below.

Call for an appointment or if you have any questions call the Martin Arteaga for 23rd Ward Alderman’s office at 708-505-9166 or email info@arteaga23.com.

Working together we can bring the CHANGE the 23rd Ward needs! Thank you to all the hair salons and barber shops that have participated.

Please visit our website at www.move23forward.com for a complete list of salons as we continue to reach out to local businesses.

  • Stand4truth Property owner

    Yep, Hammertime..I am here also! Jen was not demonize get anyone, but simply asking how giving away their services is helping the financial crisis of the business owners andtheir employees. For example, if I owed a salon that offered this deal for $5 and my usual price is $10 for...

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    Yep, Hammertime..I am here also! Jen was not demonize get anyone, but simply asking how giving away their services is helping the financial crisis of the business owners andtheir employees. For example, if I owed a salon that offered this deal for $5 and my usual price is $10 for a haircut, where is the other $5 dollars coming from? Did A23 supplement this effort by paying the deficit or just expected the owners to take a loss? Most salons and barbershops rent chairs to stylist and barbers, so they can service teir clients. Subsequently,they earn money in order topay their rent to owner. If stylists are asked to reduce their fee, it reduces the money they have to pay their personal bills and the rent to the owner. Again, stop getting bent out of shape, because someone calls your person to the carpet on an issue. This should be a warning to voters that A23 is about fluff and might skirt the issues once in office!

  • Actually most of these salons had similar promotions going on and were happy to join in. They had the option to say no, pick 1 day, or all 4 days. Of course there were people who said no but the majority of the salons that didn't participate was due to the fact that they were short staffed. Personally I think that with 40 salons this promotion was a success and we appreciate and thank all the salons/barber shops that participated. :-)

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Aug 17

Updated Aug 18

Charles hughes, wants thank teachers and Chicago public schools great job!

Let thank a teacher today! School starting soon Chicago public schools start sept 2 2014.

  • Glad, I'm moving Chicago 23 ward in a new direction . building up property values and bringing in new business.Hope everyone enjoys My, texts and point on comments.

  • Thanks chuck, I tell it like it is.No b.s.like our alderman Zalewski, big words no results, I like your compliment .

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Aug 17

hoy

Charles hughes

Aug 17

Charles hughes, Maybe everyone will remember me now!

By fat fingering, due small keys on mobile phone you won't forget I'm running for 23 ward Alderman To Better Your future.sorry for fat fingering!

Aug 16

Updated Aug 17

Time put citizens first Chicago 23 Ward

I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE! LET ME WORK FOR YOU! REAL Alderman doesn't tax you , He finds new revenue to improve lives , jobs, better education, lower property taxes, more advancements.Dont settle anymore ask for more-hughes will bring more to 23 ward

  • Chuck, I never heard what type of job George Ryan gave you when he was elected Governor, for all the work you did in getting him elected??

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    Chuck how will you find revenue?

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Aug 17

Back to school supply drive.

Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition), backpacks, art supplies (markers, colored pencils,...

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Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition), backpacks, art supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons, sketch pads, water colors, paint, chalk, clay and erasers), pens/pencils, loose leaf paper, graph paper, 3-ring binders, folders, compasses, rulers, lunch boxes, calculators, staplers, glue, glue sticks, safety scissors etc...

All supplies will be donated to local schools in the 23rd Ward. If you would like to participate, please drop off your donation between 10am-2pm at Anna Goral’s campaign office at 6500 W. Archer Ave.

For more information please call (773) 586 4444 or email us at friends@annagoral.com.

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Aug 16

Back to school supply drive.

Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
Help fill up a backpack today!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition),...

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Every child deserves an education and the tools to succeed!
Help fill up a backpack today!
August 16th – September 2nd

It is back-to-school season and students need their school supplies. In this terrible economy, getting the children ready for a new school year may be a costly burden to overcome for many financially struggling families. So, with that in mind, we are asking for your help with collecting school supplies over the next few weeks.

Notebooks (spiral & composition), backpacks, art supplies (markers, colored pencils, crayons, sketch pads, water colors, paint, chalk, clay and erasers), pens/pencils, loose leaf paper, graph paper, 3-ring binders, folders, compasses, rulers, lunch boxes, calculators, staplers, glue, glue sticks, safety scissors etc...

All supplies will be donated to local schools in the 23rd Ward. If you would like to participate, please drop off your donation between 10am-2pm at Anna Goral’s campaign office at 6500 W. Archer Ave. For more information please call (773) 586 4444 or email us at friends@annagoral.com.

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Aug 09

Updated Aug 14

Alderman zalewski, get 60.000 lobby fee from Bridgeview to bring Bridgeview bank to archer and mulli

Thoughts, see Chicago Tribune cover story And Alderman zalewski , had no comment because it true.

  • People who slam , me show I'm eating away at alderman Zaleski base of voters.Hes losing voters by lack work ethic as alderman.Thanks for proving alderman Zaleski is weak and losing race to Charles hughes.

  • Chuck, I never heard what type of job George Ryan gave you when he was elected Governor

Jul 22

Updated Aug 14

Anna Goral Announces Candidacy for Alderman in Chicago’s 23rd Ward!

Garfield Ridge resident and local business woman, Anna Goral, announced her candidacy for Alderman in Chicago’s 23rd Ward today. Anna believes residents need an alderman who really cares to acts as a true public servant. For far too long politicians have destroyed our economy, neglected our public safety (e.g. Chicago is the new murder capital of the USA, according to National Review Online), ignored our educational needs (closing 50 Chicago public schools) and taken us to the brink of disaster,...

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Garfield Ridge resident and local business woman, Anna Goral, announced her candidacy for Alderman in Chicago’s 23rd Ward today. Anna believes residents need an alderman who really cares to acts as a true public servant. For far too long politicians have destroyed our economy, neglected our public safety (e.g. Chicago is the new murder capital of the USA, according to National Review Online), ignored our educational needs (closing 50 Chicago public schools) and taken us to the brink of disaster, by ruining our pension system and making our property taxes so high most cannot afford to pay them.
The 2011 municipal election brought us one of the closest aldermanic races in 23rd Ward history. A mere few hundred votes prevented Anna from facing Zalewski in a run-off election. Four years have passed, and we face even greater problems as a community. “People are just sick and tired of the same old politicians running their lives and I want to change that”, Anna said. “I am a problem solver, a good listener, and a visionary. I can see our ward growing into a vibrant community where every child gets a world-class education, local businesses get support from their officials, residents feel safe in their homes and protected on their streets and their alderman is available to serve the entire community not just privileged few. Being an alderman is a tough job and probably not for everyone, but I know I am the right “man” for the job!” Goral concluded.
Friends of Anna Goral.

For more information about Anna Goral and her campaign go to www.AnnnaGoral.com
or call (773) 586-4444.

Aug 09

Updated Aug 14

Zalewski Really Went Bankrupt?

Who on earth would vote for a person that filed for Bakruptcy twice. Now wonder he keeps bankrupting the 23rd Ward. Yeah lets give Alderman ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZawslepps on the wheel 4 more years right?

RE; It is unclear to me how alderman Michael Zalewski who earns over $100,000+ yearly, not even including his spouse which also brings in a whopping $100,000 yearly would have a need to file for bankruptcy protection.

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Who on earth would vote for a person that filed for Bakruptcy twice. Now wonder he keeps bankrupting the 23rd Ward. Yeah lets give Alderman ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZawslepps on the wheel 4 more years right?

RE; It is unclear to me how alderman Michael Zalewski who earns over $100,000+ yearly, not even including his spouse which also brings in a whopping $100,000 yearly would have a need to file for bankruptcy protection.

Are the public servants we elect competent enough for the job? Should our public officials take IQ tests, or equivalency exams? I want someone in office who can balance out their own checking account before putting their hands in my pocket.

Source: Medilll Reports Chicago / Public Record - Recorder of Deeds.

I wasn't sure if you could file for bankruptcy multiply times, so I goggled it.

How Often Can You File For Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that is designed to help both consumers and businesses eliminate their debt or repay the debt under the protection of bankruptcy court. Presently there are no limits to the number of times you can file for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law determines the length of time between filing for bankruptcy and multiple filings may result in debt that is not discharged if it appears you are abusing bankruptcy laws.

  • Lynn you seem to have limited your own job opportunities by requiring that those opportunities be located in your immediate area. You don't say what your skills are but I'm guessing that you were in the retail or service industries. If true there are numerous jobs available in the area...

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    Lynn you seem to have limited your own job opportunities by requiring that those opportunities be located in your immediate area. You don't say what your skills are but I'm guessing that you were in the retail or service industries. If true there are numerous jobs available in the area although I am sure that the wages may not be as high as you would like. You might want to try the Department of Employment's website. It lists a large number of blue collar jobs and you can apply on line.

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Jul 29

Updated Aug 13

Martin Arteaga Talks Development for the 23rd Ward!

Let's talk development. Let's talk University Village. Do you remember when Maxwell Street was much rougher and grittier than it is today? I can remember and I am sure you do, too, because it was not very long ago. I spent time at UIC and I was able to play a key role in that community center development. The result was a successful redevelopment and the creation of the popular and much-patronized University Village. Residents and tourists no longer have...

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Let's talk development. Let's talk University Village. Do you remember when Maxwell Street was much rougher and grittier than it is today? I can remember and I am sure you do, too, because it was not very long ago. I spent time at UIC and I was able to play a key role in that community center development. The result was a successful redevelopment and the creation of the popular and much-patronized University Village. Residents and tourists no longer have to tolerate the grit, the abandoned buildings and the feeling of hopelessness that those things bring. Residents, tourists, students, passersby, and all can now enjoy walking, jogging, biking, and patronizing the safe and vibrant streets of University Village. This is a perfect example of how valuable resources can invested intelligently into the community so that EVERYBODY WINS.

To revitalize the 23rd Ward, we need community development and community outreach experience and HANDS ON LEADERSHIP. Throughout the ward we see vacant lots and abandoned buildings that are vandalized and underutilized. Let's take matters into our own hands. Let's revitalize the 23rd Ward. I'm ready and I'm up to the challenge.The time for change is now! We need to revitalize the Archer Avenue Business District and redevelop the area near Midway Airport. We need more business and jobs. This is what I will fight for as your next 23rd Ward Alderman.

WATCH MY VIDEO: http://youtu.be/Zy3DQaaCjwQ

  • Sounds like a great idea! How will funding be obtained? Our ward doesn't need another taco joint. A Panera bread would be awesome!

  • no taco joints or dollars stores.
    Panera, Potbellys, Chick-fil-a

  • Agree - Panera, Cosi, Corner Bakery would be totally awesome.

    But what does "Let's take matters into our own hands" mean?.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 13

  • Now you see , new jobs, new income in chicago, save citizens at pump, fix schools, fix pensions,

  • Best wishes to All citizens in Chicago 23 ward.lookin forward to earning your vote!

Aug 11

Updated Aug 13

Alderman Zalewski , can't win new 23 ward.67% Hispanic

Due remap , our Alderman Zalewski can't win just because he polish.His record will be how voters will judge him.Walking thru ward people are upset with Zalewski.

  • Greeks, Polish great! Just remember voters want change from parking meters, red light tickets, jobs, crime stopped.Not just ethics will do like past is my point

  • Voters are getting educated on facts won't take b.s. This time .Madigan won't pick Alderman voters will.Watch

Aug 13

Updated Aug 13

Alderman Zalewski , down in poll for 2015 .Charles Hughes leading

Poll taken in 23 ward shows if election were this month Alderman Zalewski would lose Charles Hughes as next Alderman Chicago 23 ward.

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Aug 11

Updated Aug 13

any idea about lack of construction ???

Just wondering if anyone knew what was going in the space where Heritage Manor was (across from firehouse on narragansett) and also the north west corner of archer and narragansett......just curious...seems like those areas have been vacant for awhile and nothing really moving .....

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Jan 27 2012

Updated Aug 12

Zalewski's blogger sued for Slander

For those who do not know, in the last Aldermanic election of the 23rd ward, Ald. Michael Zalewski had longtime friend Joe Kulys write false and inaccurate articles about Anna Goral. Mr. Kulys wrote questioning where Anna Goral Lives, then in the next blog writing about how Anna is cheating on her property taxes all of which have been proven to be false and inaccurate and now Mr. Kulys is facing a major lawsuit.

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For those who do not know, in the last Aldermanic election of the 23rd ward, Ald. Michael Zalewski had longtime friend Joe Kulys write false and inaccurate articles about Anna Goral. Mr. Kulys wrote questioning where Anna Goral Lives, then in the next blog writing about how Anna is cheating on her property taxes all of which have been proven to be false and inaccurate and now Mr. Kulys is facing a major lawsuit.

Politics 101 – Find someone to do your dirty work for you so none of it trials back to you.

Person msg from me to Mr. Zalewski…

next time you play dirty politics, don’t pay the accused out of your political bank account and give him your lawyer to defend the case, it makes you look guilty and arrogant.

Because it is the weekend, and I do not want to upset myself, I will not get into the other Zalewski Goon that was arrested for stealing opponents signs. From what I understand, Anna dropped the charges.

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Aug 10

Updated Aug 11

Charles hughes, wants to improve Chicago 23 ward -hard work, citizen input

My goal is to improve Chicago 23 ward, full time Alderman.Put money in your pockets by advancements that are sound, and right.New business to our ward.If any citizen wants their input heard I'm your man.Thanks Charles Hughes

  • Chuck, you need to work on your syntax and grammar. Seriously, I despise the status quo, but posts like this do you no favors.

  • Not enough space, sorry about Grammer tried get info out.what do you see as #1"proublem in 23 ward.

  • I fat finger , mobile phone.ill watch it.

Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

What changes would you like see that Alderman Zalewski,failed to provide!

Send any comments to:Charles Hughes 5441 s.Latrobe Chicago Illinois 60638

  • Hahahahahaha

  • I want thank all comments, seem like Alderman zalewski, has failed citizens, note if voters come out big on election Feb 24 2014 we can remove him even if speaker Madigan wants zalewski.let show Madigan who voters are in Chicago 23 ward.

Aug 04

Updated Aug 10

One stop job shop

Why not assist the 23rd Ward residents with finding jobs? I believe that one of the aldermen’s most important duties is to help their residents to pursue their career. Currently, there is not one source to go to and review positions available in government. City, County, State and Federal all have different locations to review and learn about their job openings. If elected, I want to make it easier for job seekers by having a JOB CENTER within my local aldermanic office. Residents can come in and browse to see what positions are available. My aldermanic staff will be assigned to working with job applicants in helping them in filling out their applications.

  • Always good to have a professional overlook a resume. Just a thought.

  • improving an resume is fine she states "help fill out job applications"

Aug 06

Updated Aug 10

Apartment Help

Hello,

Has anyone seen any 1-2 bedroom apartments in 60638 for $850 or less? Looking to move and not having any luck on the normal sites. Any help would be appreciated.

  • If you check the local papers for this neighborhood, The Clear-Ridge Reporter, which comes out on Tuesdays & the City Newshound, which comes out on Thursdays. There was a listing in there the week before for a 2 bdrm around 60th & Narragansett for $750 ... I'm sry I don't have the number, but maybe you can check out the papers. 7-11 usually has them. Hope this helps... Good luck!! :)

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