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new business

Will definitely make sure Munoz is not re-elected this year, giving the OK to build another speedy cash on 47th cicero while the surrounded areas were against it, and he went ahead and gave the Ok himself. That kind of business brings negativity to the area and the wrong crowd. I thought the goal was to improve Cicero Ave, not make it worse.

  • Felons need jobs and hair cuts dont be a hatin lol I know what u mean McVicker

  • a guy opened up a place on the west side called Felony Franks, he sold hotdogs and burgers, he only hired convicted felons to work for him because they have a hard time finding jobs, his business was good, the alderman and neighbors complained and the alderman gave him a...

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    a guy opened up a place on the west side called Felony Franks, he sold hotdogs and burgers, he only hired convicted felons to work for him because they have a hard time finding jobs, his business was good, the alderman and neighbors complained and the alderman gave him a real hard time about putting up a sign, the neighbors complaints were about people hanging out front causing problems and that never happened, however they kept complaining and finally the owner gave in and closed up, well now it is a liquor store with people hanging out front all the time

5 hours ago

New Member

Hello fellow neighbors!! I joined this group because I have lived in this area for over 25 years and I am a caring and concerned citizen. I want to be kept informed of the activities concerning my neighborhood whether they be good or bad.

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Updated 24 hours ago

Police helicopter circling over west end of Garfield Ridge Tuesday night around 10 PM

Anyone know what happened Tuesday night around 10 PM. The police helicopter kept circling between Oak Park to Harlem. Heard something about an armed robbery in the neighborhood.

  • I asked a cop parked on Nottingham as i was on my way to Speedway when the helicopter was in the air and he said that subway on Harlem got held up

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  • Twain Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    I was very pleased with this school until today. Yes they have high expectations for the children and the principle and teachers are wonderful. But today i went to give my child and her peers in her class some cupcakes for my childs birthday, and guess what they are no longer allowed in school because they are now promoting "healthy eating"... now you want to promote healthy eating!!! Point blank a child wants to be celebrated on their special day and its not a birthday with out a cake or cupcake to them. Who are they to tell me what i can and can not feed my child! This new rule is by far thee most ridiculous rule CPS has come up with by far! So what now they would like us to bring healthy snacks like prune juice and fiber one bars instead..... ha i bet the children would just love that! I just wrote to the Board of Education in regards to this new rule. I think this new rule is a complete joke and needs to be thrown out immediatley.

    Twain Elementary School (5134 South Lotus Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 28, 2014

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Updated 3 days ago

Recognized this cat?

This cat is looking for it's home and is lost wandering outside. It would like to find its way home, or is looking for a foster home before winter arrives.

Not sure of the gender. Very passionate and affectionate, loves to be pet.

  • Kisses, which is the name of this cat, was taken off the streets into a temporary Foster Home. That's when it was discovered he was chipped. The information on the chip was outdated, due to the fact that owner handed him off to another individual 4 years ago.

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    Kisses, which is the name of this cat, was taken off the streets into a temporary Foster Home. That's when it was discovered he was chipped. The information on the chip was outdated, due to the fact that owner handed him off to another individual 4 years ago.

    When the second owner came forward to claim Kisses, the cat decided to bolt. Therefore, he is presently on the streets. He took off running by 51st and Massasoit. He was original found on 57th and Karlov.

    Kisses is extremely hungry for wet cat can food. Something missing from his diet from the second owner. The only way to lure him, if found, is with wet can food.

    I hope he is located and picked up. He is chipped, but to the wrong owner.

  • Hi Citizen,

    Thanks for the explanation. If wet food works for luring the cat, and the area where he was last seen is known, has anyone considered setting a trap? Shelters loan humane traps to catch cats. The temperature is going to drop to near freezing by the weekend.

5 days ago

Feed a Veteran in need this Thanksgiving

Its that time of year again, the 2014 Veterans Thanksgiving food drive, This year it is in honor of PFC. Aaron Toppin who died in the line of duty earlier this year, it will be located at The Bridgeview Sports Dome at 8900 S 77th Avenue # 1, Bridgeview, IL 60455 this will be the place to be to help on November 21 after 12 PM til done for sort and bag and on the 22nd of November from 8...

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Its that time of year again, the 2014 Veterans Thanksgiving food drive, This year it is in honor of PFC. Aaron Toppin who died in the line of duty earlier this year, it will be located at The Bridgeview Sports Dome at 8900 S 77th Avenue # 1, Bridgeview, IL 60455 this will be the place to be to help on November 21 after 12 PM til done for sort and bag and on the 22nd of November from 8 AM til done delivery and distribution of the turkey and groceries, if you need community service hours they will be available, if children are coming to help please have them be little adults as this is a very fast paced environment, if you can make deliveries each delivery is about 5 bags of groceries and a frozen turkey, if you come to deliver or to help distribute bring tissues because tears will flow,If you would like to make a monetary donation go to www.ilmfr.org click on donate and make sure you indicate Veterans Thanksgiving, feel free to donate to their other causes as well, also if you know of a veteran that can use a little help with Thanksgiving dinner you may add them there also, thanks in advance for your help.

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Updated 6 days ago

  • Mark Twain Band in Need!

    Ms. Rutkelis is asking for $2360.12:
    My students need trombones, trumpets, flutes and saxophones for opportunities for more kids to be in band, plus concert band music to experience more band literature
    Mark Twain Elementary School

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Oct 23

Updated 6 days ago

Stay home

Stay home and don't vote! .... We need our taxes raised some more!... Be disgusted on Election Day and keep whining over the nightly news on how bad it is out there...by all means! Stay home! Thanks!

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Updated Oct 23

Questions for the candidates

ask the 23rd ward alderman candidates questions right here

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

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

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Chet 606, I see your new EB profile begun 5Aug'12. We're pretty observant, I'd say.

    Actually, I am sore from cycling today. You kinda hit the nail on the head with that one ? ;)

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Updated Oct 21

FEMA

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

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

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

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

Oct 12

Updated Oct 21

a place to ask the 23rd ward candidates questions

ask questions from the 23rd ward candidates

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Write complete sentences first. No fragments allowed!

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Oct 10

Updated Oct 14

Craft Fair

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

Oct 14

BURGLARS

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

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Oct 08

Updated Oct 13

SWAT Team

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

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

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

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

Oct 12

Updated Oct 13

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

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

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

  • Sally S. neighbor

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

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Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

Charles hughes-citizens 23 ward upset

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

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

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

Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

found dog

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

  • Laura7

    Oh ok just wanted to make sure , thanks!

  • Ev

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

Oct 07

Updated Oct 08

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

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

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

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

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Sep 21

Updated Oct 07

Response to SW Post on Zalewski Flyer

Joan,

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

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

Zalewski is using tax money to feed his pockets.

You seem to stay idol when it comes to Zalewski.

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 06

Updated Oct 07

Charlie Hughes petitions

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

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

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

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

Oct 07

Charles Hughes, next Alderman 23 Ward

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

Aug 28

Updated Oct 07

DISASTER HOTLINE for the 23rdWard!

When a disaster strikes, people look for help and expect to get it from their elected officials. These past several months, we have faced cruel weather conditions where heavy rains and gusty winds left many residents with flooded basements, downed trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines and broken gas mains. Many of these conditions could be life threatening. People lost electricity, needed additional trash pick-ups, required prompt assistance to have sewers opened up, etc. It is unfortunate, that in 19...

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When a disaster strikes, people look for help and expect to get it from their elected officials. These past several months, we have faced cruel weather conditions where heavy rains and gusty winds left many residents with flooded basements, downed trees, damaged roofs, downed power lines and broken gas mains. Many of these conditions could be life threatening. People lost electricity, needed additional trash pick-ups, required prompt assistance to have sewers opened up, etc. It is unfortunate, that in 19 years of alderman Zalewski being in the office, residents have not gotten the assistance they deserve, but help is on the way.
If elected, I will create an aldermanic DISASTER HOTLINE with open phone lines, not just a recording, to assist and provide information to residents of the 23rd Ward. My aldermanic staff and I will answer phones from 6am till midnight during any emergency to provide answers, take requests and expedite outage repairs. The residents would be able to call my office to find out when electricity will be restored, downed trees cleaned up or how to get assistance in pumping water from their basements. These are issues the public deserves to be helped with. It is just the right thing to do when people need help.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 21

Updated Oct 07

Question for Chuck Hughes?

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

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

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Oct 03

Fundraising, Sell or Buy Avon

I handle fundraisers for schools, teams or anyone to to make money for a cause. I will help you all the way. It's also tax free. If interesting in selling or buying, I can help. Call Mia 773 586 1109

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