23 hours ago

Updated 34 min ago

Police Scanner reported shots fired in area

Early this morning 1 call of "loud reports" at 64th and Melvina and 1 of shots fired called in by an off duty at 59th and McVicker were reported,but there was no news after. I'm hoping it was fireworks or the railroad. Does anyone have any info?

  • Avon lady Avon Rep in the area

    I haven't heard anything about shots being fired. But I will check with friends living there.

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3 days ago

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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?

14 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Alderman Zalewski loves his 4hr Motels

http://youtu.be/cbZrk3cPgXw

I just came across this video on one of our neighborhood groups and I am disgusted. I pass this area almost everyday and I'm sure you do too. There's obviously a demand for hotels b/c they're building another one. Right across from these big name hotels you find a closed down car rental and liquor store. It's been years now so why can't we get anyone there? I would love to see a few nice restaurants in their place....

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http://youtu.be/cbZrk3cPgXw

I just came across this video on one of our neighborhood groups and I am disgusted. I pass this area almost everyday and I'm sure you do too. There's obviously a demand for hotels b/c they're building another one. Right across from these big name hotels you find a closed down car rental and liquor store. It's been years now so why can't we get anyone there? I would love to see a few nice restaurants in their place. Not only does it look trashy around Midway but there's more crime throughout our neighborhoods. I now also see the reason why these 4hr motels haven't gone away. Zalewski, Is $14,000 in donations really worth putting our children and families at risk for sexual predators.

http://youtu.be/cbZrk3cPgXw

  • Yes I was so shoked to know this. It's hippocritical that he has that petition against sex offenders when he is part of the problem. That's why my vote will not be for him!

  • How long have these motels been in operation? What ward are some of them located in? If you just realized that these local businesses exist you must be very new to the community. There has been people working the corners of 47th and Cicero for many alderman and many mayors...

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    How long have these motels been in operation? What ward are some of them located in? If you just realized that these local businesses exist you must be very new to the community. There has been people working the corners of 47th and Cicero for many alderman and many mayors over the last 50 years. Now its a issue! Please close them down so we can have more empty store fronts and empty lots along Cicero Ave. If Artiga or Goral win what are they going to do about it? Not saying taking donations from them is correct,but thats like saying they cant take money from McDonalds and Burger King because their food might be bad for you.
    Lets save our outrage for things like people being shot and killed everyday in this city for many years. People milking the system and ripping off the tax payers. Why so many of our citizens can not read and write, have job skills and have no interest in getting a job.
    I understand its politics and a election year but lets try and be real. Do you really think anyone that runs for this position does it with no intent of bettering them self and their family.
    Be sure to vote on 2/24 for the best man or women. Dont vote for a person because they are a male or female, polish or mexican, black, brown or white. VOTE for the person that will serve the community best.
    Have a great weekend
    Paul

8 hours ago

Jan 22

Updated 10 hours 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.

  • Fire Rahm too

  • Just want citizens get most out of their alderman,thats when the entire community wins no matter person ethic,best wishes Charles hughes

Jan 19

Updated 12 hours 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.

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    3. Oils are necessary for the body. Take a bushel of olives, one of corn, safflower, sunflower, .... and crush the heck out of each one. Collect the oil from each and put it food products (salad dressings, cookies, cakes, ...) and sell it to grocery stores. Not selling too...

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    3. Oils are necessary for the body. Take a bushel of olives, one of corn, safflower, sunflower, .... and crush the heck out of each one. Collect the oil from each and put it food products (salad dressings, cookies, cakes, ...) and sell it to grocery stores. Not selling too well. Yes? Your competition instead first sends their oil through a process called 'hydrogenation' or 'partially hydrogenated' There products have a much longer shelf life. Great business decision on their part. Lot's of profit!

    Problem is when the body goes to use oil that is hydrogenated, it can't. So, the body either stores it (cellulose) or tries to get rid of it - usually with lots of drama. A good thing.

    WF claims it sells products w/o hydrogenated oils. SO, EVEN THE NON_ORGANIC PRODUCTS AT WF ARE BETTER THAN THE PRODUCTS AT OTHER STORES.

    The WF at the Granville Red line stop is expected to open this summer. Care to join me for lunch? Or should we wait for WF Archer Heights?

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    ... and high cholesterol up to and including hardening & blocking of the arteries! I can't be serious, am I? Yes!

    The cholesterol we consume is not the cause. It's the cholesterol that our body makes. Why does the body make cholesterol? For artery repair and maintenance, the body would...

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    ... and high cholesterol up to and including hardening & blocking of the arteries! I can't be serious, am I? Yes!

    The cholesterol we consume is not the cause. It's the cholesterol that our body makes. Why does the body make cholesterol? For artery repair and maintenance, the body would prefer to use something more flexible. Something youthful. Something strong yet moves easily, can bend, stretch a little, spring back when pressed by a bone or muscle or other body tissue. Like ..., like..., collagen. Think thick lips.

    But for some reason the body can't produce enough collagen for maintenance of the arteries and other body tissues. SO, the body uses cholesterol as a backup instead But cholesterol is thick, chunky, and not so youthful. Probably why there are no cholesterol injections for lips, face, ....

    Cholesterol related health issues trends pretty well with the introduction and consumption of .......

    - Margarine (read the labels then ask if fat is really bad)
    - Non-diary coffee creamer
    - Most 'conventional' foods. The Organic standard includes no hydrogenated oils.

    So, shouldn't quality food be a priority? Food is supposed to break down, spoil, rot, mold, ..... It's the stuff that doesn't break down that is scary. We want to catch and ingest 'food' when it is at it's most nutritious and tasty point - just before spoilage for most food. For some we process it by heat, acid, base, fermentation in order to bring out additional or varied characteristics.

    Quality foods costs more yes. Either pay now or for a life time of pills, surgery, efforts to improve quality of life.

    WF had a dark side, yes. Receiving one bad pizza from a favorite pizza place does not justify switching to Dominos for all future pizza orders! For years I tried to get Gilmart to cary organic products, as well as the health food store two blocks west. It was easer to move 'up north'.

15 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

garbage

There something that make me want to throw up when I see goral and artega faces on you tube videos or last week viedo at St Jane..... Totally garbage that should not be running for nothing in the 23 ward these 2 people don't even live in the 23 ward they are liars.

  • I saw the video. Arteaga seems pretty sleazy himself and he did get caught posting under multiple accounts here. If this is true he needs to cite his evidence.

  • Ms Kate my mom speaks perfect English for a polish women.

24 hours ago

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36 hours ago

Trib article about the aldermanic races

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-michele-smith-work-met-20150128-story.html

Above is an article about an issue in an aldermanic race on the North Side, which I offer here because 1) it mentions the aldermanic salary ($108,000) and 2) it mentions that Zalewski is a lobbyist in Springfield.

Apparently, a 6-figure salary is not enough for some of the aldermen. But the galling thing to me is that sometimes the person elected to represent a ward has to abstain from voting because it conflicts with their other jobs!

Now what do you think the chances are that they return a part of that $!08,000 to the city treasury when they are absent or abstaining?? Ha Ha Ha

Jan 22

Updated 38 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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  • I do not consider 'avoiding the podium/public' "a good political strategy". It is an
    archaic remnant/lineage from a Chicago steeped in CORRUPTION (for most of its history--don't believe me; read the of the shenanigans of the 'town fathers' re: Ft. Sheridan settlement, or the building of the old S&S Canal...then...

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    I do not consider 'avoiding the podium/public' "a good political strategy". It is an
    archaic remnant/lineage from a Chicago steeped in CORRUPTION (for most of its history--don't believe me; read the of the shenanigans of the 'town fathers' re: Ft. Sheridan settlement, or the building of the old S&S Canal...then later of course, the Capone days, and the string of mayors up until this one.

    Everyone of us who continues to 'wink and nod' (and almost with a perverse fondness and pride regard our 'dear old Chicago Politics" and sigh when we get screwed next),
    is part of the problem of an ailing city.

    I'm not singling you out, Alice, but since you made the comment, I am saying that we Chicagoans have to stop the love-affair with corrupt Chicago politics, period (the 'vote early and often mentality' that allows corruption to boil over, and we only grumble and continue nodding and winking)...

    Avoiding the public is part of this old system (I'd say, old cistern) and Z knows it well...but he certainly isn't the only imbedded politico who is familiar with it!
    Avoiding public speaking, lying, stealing, spreading rumors-- none of this ought to be accepted as just the norm... and the less we do accept such 'good political strategies' of our leaders-- i.e. the more we object-- the faster we can change the future of Chicago (and not flee it) into not just a world-class city on the PR face-of-things, but a world-class city from the inside-out (the people, the neighborhoods, the communities, the 'Sides' (N/S/E/W...and esp. SW ;~}), the leadership....

  • Thank you, Up. I appreciate the information..

5 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

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.

  • Alfredo Reyes

    Carol, really? Is this the way you talk to someone. I hope you don't kiss your kids (if u have any) with that mouth.

  • Alfredo Reyes:

    my comments (to abc_773) from another related topic:

    "I had MORE than an 'okay' experience-- I had a 'NON-racist experience'!

    I spoke for myself alone-- that Anna G. is NOT racist (based on actual experience).

    Yes, anyone IS entitled to their opinion & I shared mine. My criticism...

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    Alfredo Reyes:

    my comments (to abc_773) from another related topic:

    "I had MORE than an 'okay' experience-- I had a 'NON-racist experience'!

    I spoke for myself alone-- that Anna G. is NOT racist (based on actual experience).

    Yes, anyone IS entitled to their opinion & I shared mine. My criticism is for unnecessary trash-talk & name-calling (aka, libel in the grown-up world). Why a need to defend yourself uselessly (i.e. "I didn't say she was a racist")?

    As to 'comments made'-- what Anna spoke-- was conveying to the audience a rumor she heard being spread about her-- she was REITERATING the rumor!

    "It's not that she used "black" or "Mexican."
    You imply her saying this is NOT your reason for complaining about her,
    yet you then take issue with her use of Mexican instead of Hispanic!

    "But, that she tied them in with section 8 and then reinstated that she does not support section 8."
    Those words ARE the rumor). They DID NOT ORIGINATE with her! How clear can this be?

    "Adding on, she could have said Hispanic, not singling out a specific ethnicity...."
    Here is a Latino reporter (did I get that correct?) from CNN, writing about this confusion EVEN amongst Latin cultures:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/03/living/hispanic-latino-identity/index.html

    "Finally, video is pretty clear to say the least."
    If the video WAS "pretty clear to say the least", then, how come you are misquoting Anna? (i.e."then reinstated that she does not support section 8")

    ***She DID NOT say anything about SUPPORT of Section 8).
    The rumor was: "that I deal with Section 8"... that she'd "bring all the Section 8...".
    Finally she states: "I don't work for Section 8".
    NOTHING about SUPPORTING section 8, as you state she said.
    How can you mis-convey her EXACT words in a video no less?!
    Yes, abc_773, as you said in reference to her (and me) ABC..."Be careful, True colors eventually come out."

    ...

    ... have a Q. for Anna? Why ask me? Or her son? Meet her & ask her directly!!"

4 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

Anna goral,has helped some my Hispanic friends

Just fyi,anna goral ,has helped some my Hispanic friends with house purchases .That rumor was put out by zalewski,because he can't run on his record.stick to issues please.what zalewski,economic plan for 23 ward?he probably doesn't have plan that why he plays race card.

  • By Reyes! Next time do some research. We shall see if your a man of your word or a pushhy

  • Mr. Reyes, your comment--

    "Thank you, I have been here for 2 days. I asked a simple goral and arteaga question and I was jumped on for no reason. Is this the way they plan on treating the residents if they plan on winning. Wow oh wow. I am done...

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    Mr. Reyes, your comment--

    "Thank you, I have been here for 2 days. I asked a simple goral and arteaga question and I was jumped on for no reason. Is this the way they plan on treating the residents if they plan on winning. Wow oh wow. I am done on this page. I have never been so appalled in my life. Disgusting! See ya's def don't want to be ya!"

    If you are indeed who you say you are (& you have my benefit of the doubt at the moment), then sorry for your experience in feeling as if you were treated unfairly at Everyblock by some people. But, please don't blame the candidates themselves for a few 'bad apple' in this blog...

    I agree with what Chuck Hughes said (however he says it):" Mr reyes ,I just want you know truth.She is nice lady."

    I met Anna Goral four years back, & listened to her platform & questioned her
    (like you want to) & then supported her in the last campaign. She is running a campaign AND her business....

    IF I were running a campaign, I wouldn't join in on
    some of the trashy discussions being flung around on this blog under the campaigning topics. Why not just set up a meeting with her as someone else suggested): &/or contact her in any one of these other ways (or invite her to speak at a group meeting):

    6500 West Archer Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60638
    tel: (773) 586-4444
    fax: (773) 586-6326
    em: friends@annagoral.com

    or simply go to her website:
    www.annagoral.com
    or to her Facebook page,

    https://www.facebook.com/AnnaGoralAlderman

    I invite you to stay on the site & continue contributing to the dialogue (which, I hope, will improve and refrain from its current trajectory of juvenile, libelous, derogatory comments (aka abuse in the name of democratic ''free speech')...& talk respectful & responsible substance), so we can inform each other & choose the best candidates (aldermanic or mayoral...or soon-to-be, presidential).

    And, if you do meet up with Anna, asking good questions & getting good answers, please share them with us here.

2 days ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Rahm Redux? Get to know your next Mayor, Folks... FAST!

A friend-- from AZ no less-- sent me a link to news about "The Chicago 7",
progressive alderman who are being fought with Rahm's BIG money to be ousted
from City Hall, so he could continue to reign, unopposed:

Here's part of the info she sent me, asking, 'Is this true?":

"One of the most important elections of 2015 is right around the corner -- and Democracy for America is in the thick of it, defending progressive champions against a...

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A friend-- from AZ no less-- sent me a link to news about "The Chicago 7",
progressive alderman who are being fought with Rahm's BIG money to be ousted
from City Hall, so he could continue to reign, unopposed:

Here's part of the info she sent me, asking, 'Is this true?":

"One of the most important elections of 2015 is right around the corner -- and Democracy for America is in the thick of it, defending progressive champions against a notorious corporate Democrat.

That notorious figure is none other than Rahm Emanuel. As mayor of Chicago, Rahm has unleashed an unprecedented attack on working families....

Here are just a few of the terrible things Rahm has done as mayor:

*He broke his promise of openness, fighting efforts at increased transparency, ignoring community input, and micro-managing the press.
*He attacked unions, including cutting pension benefits while using tax dollars for corporate subsidies.
*He refused to hire more police officers to combat the city's crime problem, citing budgetary constraints.
*He closed more than 50 public neighborhood schools, primarily in African American and Latino neighborhoods.
*He closed half of Chicago's public mental health clinics, leaving many of the poorest and most in need without access to quality, affordable care.

Seven Aldermen -- John Arena, Toni Foulkes, Leslie Hairston, Rick Munoz, Roderick Sawyer, Nick Sposato, and Scott Waguespack -- have taken the lead in fighting Rahm's corporate agenda

Now Rahm is coming after them, using millions of dollars in a Super PAC funded by large corporations to try and defeat these seven progressive Aldermen. Rahm's goal: replace them with cronies who answer only to him and his wealthy backers, rather than to the people."

(I would think that Rahm is gunning for even more progressives, like Bob Fioretti-- or anyone for that matter who openly opposes him)?

  • Thanks, chuck, for the additional info on the mayoral incumbent...(hope those signs
    start popping up on our Chi-town lawns...then it would be 'common ground', indeed)...!

    These lists of Rahm grievances didn't mention one of his most recent-- and grubby-- Chicago taxpayer/public 'commons' land-grabbing machination:

    http://chicagoist.com/2015/01/22/emanuels_obama_library_land_grab_pl.php

    Excerpt:
    "'And I will do...

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    Thanks, chuck, for the additional info on the mayoral incumbent...(hope those signs
    start popping up on our Chi-town lawns...then it would be 'common ground', indeed)...!

    These lists of Rahm grievances didn't mention one of his most recent-- and grubby-- Chicago taxpayer/public 'commons' land-grabbing machination:

    http://chicagoist.com/2015/01/22/emanuels_obama_library_land_grab_pl.php

    Excerpt:
    "'And I will do as necessary"***, through my office and the office of the mayor, to move heaven and earth to make this happen.'

    Given the overwhelming majority of aldermen who vote in lockstep with Emanuel, it's hard to see any major opposition to his ordinance happening."

    *

    Very sad....first of all, monumental museums to presidents should have stopped after
    President Lincoln, in my opinion. Yet, if they're going to continue this land-swallowing
    cultural habit-- fine to have Obama's here, in his own hometown, after all. BUT, NOT with our taxpayer-owned lands being scarfed up! Gotta stop this....

    ***and, his 'do as necessary" sounds pretty SCARY... (will no doubt include sending a dead fish to NYC Mayor, Bill di Blasio-- also competing for the site of this future presidential museum).

  • I find it funny that the houses and blocks in Clear Ridge that have Rahm signs do not have any aldermanic signs for any of the alderman candidates on them

2 days ago

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Dec 17

Updated 2 days ago

!!!!Attention all residents!!!!!

Robberies are happening up and down Archer businesses

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Hey Trace,

    I only heard of the wing stop that was robbed.

  • Avon lady Avon Rep in the area

    I heard about robberies on 63rd St too.

Jan 21

Updated 2 days ago

Breaking News

Alderman Zalewski is a NO SHOW....

  • If anyone have questions for the candidates should have the courage to ask their office haha. Oooooo they are pushies

  • He caught me, ROFLMAO!!!

Jan 22

Updated 2 days 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

  • Fire zalewski February 24th!

  • abc_773, my response:

    I had MORE than an 'okay' experience-- I had a 'NON-racist experience'!

    I spoke for myself alone-- that Anna G. is NOT racist (based on actual experience).

    Yes, anyone IS entitled to their opinion & I shared mine. My criticism is for unnecessary trash-talk & name-calling (aka,...

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    abc_773, my response:

    I had MORE than an 'okay' experience-- I had a 'NON-racist experience'!

    I spoke for myself alone-- that Anna G. is NOT racist (based on actual experience).

    Yes, anyone IS entitled to their opinion & I shared mine. My criticism is for unnecessary trash-talk & name-calling (aka, libel in the grown-up world). Why a need to defend yourself uselessly (i.e. "I didn't say she was a racist")?

    As to 'comments made'-- what Anna spoke-- was conveying to the audience a rumor she heard being spread about her-- she was REITERATING the rumor!

    "It's not that she used "black" or "Mexican."
    You imply her saying this is NOT your reason for complaining about her,
    yet you then take issue with her use of Mexican instead of Hispanic!

    "But, that she tied them in with section 8 and then reinstated that she does not support section 8."
    Those words ARE the rumor). They DID NOT ORIGINATE with her! How clear can this be?

    "Adding on, she could have said Hispanic, not singling out a specific ethnicity...."
    Here is a Latino reporter (did I get that correct?) from CNN, writing about this confusion EVEN amongst Latin cultures:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/03/living/hispanic-latino-identity/index.html

    "Finally, video is pretty clear to say the least."
    If the video WAS "pretty clear to say the least", then, how come you are misquoting Anna? (i.e."then reinstated that she does not support section 8")

    ***She DID NOT say anything about SUPPORT of Section 8).
    The rumor was: "that I deal with Section 8"... that she'd "bring all the Section 8...".
    Finally she states: "I don't work for Section 8".
    NOTHING about SUPPORTING section 8, as you state she said.
    How can you mis-convey her EXACT words in a video no less?!
    Yes, abc_773, as you said in reference to her (and me) ABC..."Be careful, True colors eventually come out."

    What "concluding statement" (of mine) did you mean?

    abc_773, have a Q. for Anna? Why ask me? Or her son? Meet her & ask her directly!!

2 days ago

VIDEO: Meet the candidates for 23rd Ward alderman

Even if you missed the Garfield Ridge Civic League's aldermanic candidate forum, you can watch it online at: http://ow.ly/I34i0.

Chicago mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti and Alderman Ricardo Muñoz, speaking on behald of mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, also participated.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Garfield Ridge makes Redfin top five hottest Chicago neighborhoods list

Good news for Garfield Ridge. Influential real estate website Redfin has announced their top five hottest neighborhoods in the Chicago area for 2015 - and Garfield Ridge makes the list. I don't know what criteria they used, I just happened to see it on the NBC5 website. For the record, the listing is as follows: 1) Andersonville, 2) Garfield Ridge, 3) Brighton Park, 4) Lakeshore Historic District in Evanston, and 5) Ishnala in Palos Heights. Read more on the NBC5 website here: http://goo.gl/q6zo8w

  • MomofRedhead 15 year resident who cares about the neighborhood.

    Maybe this will help attract some quality businesses to the area.

  • Hehe... Does anyone watch the Chicago based Showtime show SHAMELESS?? Just thought is was kinda ironic & humorous, because on the show, Redfin said the same thing about their neighborhood!

  • It must be because they put up a Checkers on Archer...lol

Jan 22

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!

  • Alice, I think your a bit off base on "the only way to better our community is to elect better officials". That is part of it, but the biggest part of having a better community is by having people that are involved in the community. It is easy to rant...

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    Alice, I think your a bit off base on "the only way to better our community is to elect better officials". That is part of it, but the biggest part of having a better community is by having people that are involved in the community. It is easy to rant on a site like this. How many of us are active in community organizations? How many of us are active in the election process? How many of us are active with the people on our own block? Our community will be better when we take care of our property, know what our children/grandchildren are doing, who their doing things with and where they are. Let respect other people and their property. How about we support the people that are trying to protect us and provide services to us. Happy Election
    This is just one mans opinion.
    Have a great week folks
    Paul

  • That's veryt True Paul.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Does anybody attend the Valley Forge Fitness Center?

Looking for a fitness center close to home. Valley Forge appears to be the closest. Does anyone recommend it?

3 days ago

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

7-11

any info as to what happened at 7-11 sat. morning about 10am

  • Which 7-11? Why do u ask? Was there a lot of police, ambulance or firetrucks? Just wondering...

  • on archer and nashville.there was a lot of police

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Austin Avenue

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

  • In that case, they only have a few days left... Sure hope they finish by then. I'll be so happy when this re-opens...
    :)

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    The only reason I'll be happy is when I have to get to walgreens for my grandson's medicine. Haha.

    I guess, the silver lining is it will be a nice smooth road to drive on!

Jan 20

Updated 3 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?

6 days ago

Updated 3 days 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.

  • Alfredo Reyes

    Thank you, I have been here for 2 days. I asked a simple goral and arteaga question and I was jumped on for no reason. Is this the way they plan on treating the residents if they plan on winning. Wow oh wow. I am done on this page. I have never been so appalled in my life. Disgusting! See ya's def don't want to be ya!

  • Thanks zalewski. Fire day is February 24th.

Dec 18

Updated 4 days 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

  • The main reason I'm voting for Arteaga is because he's not Zalewski. If it was the Easter Bunny against Zalewski I still wouldn't vote for Zalewski. He's just been collecting that nice paycheck and doing the bare minimum. Don't come on here with your fake profile accusing everyone of working for a campaign.

  • You shouldn't just vote for someone because it's the lesser of two evils. Arteaga is very well prepared. Goral is not far behind. She is a successful business owner and has a good education.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

zalewski pushed al for state rep over Silvia

Madigan,had zalewski make al step down for Silvia for state rep.al became ward sup 23 ward.zalewski didn't want help Hispanic choice .

5 days ago

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Jan 20

Updated 5 days 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.

6 days ago

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Jan 23

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Jan 22

Updated Jan 22

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.

Jan 22

Updated Jan 22

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.

Jan 21

Updated Jan 22

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.

Jan 22

Updated Jan 22

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

Jan 22

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Jan 21

Updated Jan 22

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 Jan 21

  • 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.

Jan 21

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Jan 19

Updated Jan 20

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.

Jan 20

Updated Jan 20

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

Jan 20

Updated Jan 20

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 Jan 20

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.

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