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Bravo to Robert Murphy for getting 43% of the 39th ward!

Although he didn't win, this was a great showing and an indictment of "Marge".

Margaret Laurino 5,840 53%
Robert Murphy 4,740 43%

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Chitowngal wrote: "Bottom line people aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Make that "Bottom line (some) people (a minority) aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Aldertrack (http://www.aldertrack.com/) projected and reported on many wards that were anticipated going into a runoff. No one ever predicted that Laurino...

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    Chitowngal wrote: "Bottom line people aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Make that "Bottom line (some) people (a minority) aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Aldertrack (http://www.aldertrack.com/) projected and reported on many wards that were anticipated going into a runoff. No one ever predicted that Laurino wouldn't be re-elected.

    The elections ended, get over it. Give congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Murphy, and encourage him to stay active. We need more people who are active and willing to participate.

    Elections are about disagreements. Now is the time to bring back agreements. I would encourage Mr. Murphy to keep in touch with Ald. Laurino, and to offer constructive criticism and suggestions.

  • Reasonable advice from Bob assuming that there is not too much ill-will (ie. water under the bridge). Following there runoff, I don't feel that Bob's line of reasoning will apply to Arena and Garrido and their opposing factions. Kiss and make up is just not going to happen.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Was our mail in cold storage?

Today (February 24) I received a greeting card posted first class on Feb. 2 and several other important pieces of mail posted at the beginning of the month. My question is, who's in charge over there on Northwest Highway and how can they lose mail for three weeks? I guess I should consider myself lucky though as I did receive the multitude of mayoral and aldermanic election materials.

  • PattyM Concerned Citizen

    We have the same problem over and over. Charge bills that never come, news
    magazines that are out of date, no mail for three days in a row and then a huge pile.
    ANd our mail generally comes between 6 and 7PM if at all.....

  • We have the same problem with mail in Norwood Park. Some days we get no mail at all. Magazines and other mail comes late.

Feb 17

Updated 3 days ago

Our Very Own Tunnel?

Alderman Laurino "join[ed] Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Mike Quigley, and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) to announce" that a storm water tunnel will be built in Albany Park. It is to begin in Eugene Park, go under Foster Ave, and 2 years and $45-55M later. empty into North Branch. She "will be engaging the Albany Park community through a series of community meetings and public forums." (per 2/17/15 email)

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's "Eugene Field Park" - Eugene Field was the name of the author of several poems and he lived in Chicago. Calling it "Eugene Park" is wrong.

Feb 21

Updated 3 days ago

If you live in the (new) 45th ward, who would YOU vote for if you lived in the 38th ward?

Just wondering who you would vote for out of the 38th ward candidates. They are:

Belinda Cadiz
Tom Caravette
Michael Duda
Carmen Hernandez
Jerry Paszek
Heather Sattler
Nicholas Sposato

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Heather sattler and sposato its going to be a close race we will see!!!!!

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Its over soar losers sposato won get with it..the pencil neck geek has won....

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Burglars targeting Northwest Side homes

5900 block of North Nagle between 1-6 p.m. on Feb. 18.

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5800 block of West Eastwood between 12-11 a.m. on Feb. 9;

5600 block of West Eastwood between 12:40-2:50 p.m. on Feb. 12;

5700 block of North Manton between 11 a.m. -7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13; and

  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    There are many of these speed zones where there is little to no foot traffic.

5 days ago

Tuesday is election day! GO VOTE

Not sure where to vote tomorrow on election day? Check your polling place here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

Feb 14

Updated 5 days ago

Love this.

So happy to be able to communicate instanteanously with so many neighbors on so many platforms - EveryBlock, Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor.

Please know that I am listening to all of you, including those who disagree. I value all your opinions.

There has been lots of things happening lately in the 39th ward race, including that I received the Tribune's endorsement and a poll administrator at the N. Park Village Admin building who works for Ald. Laurino was removed.

I'm happy to answer any questions you all have about these or other issues. Please feel free to reach out on social media, on my website, or by phone 773.710.8431.

5 days ago

Get ready to vote: hear from 41st ward aldermanic candidates

Learn more about the candidates for alderman in the 41st ward with this video from a forum hosted by the Foster Harlem Property Owners Association: http://ow.ly/JwUOJ.

Feb 17

Updated 6 days ago

Get ready for Election Day

You can learn more about the aldermanic candidates in the 39th ward with this forum hosted by Albany Park Neighbors: http://ow.ly/Jeabt

  • CC.

    Pretty good forum. They asked some good questions.

6 days ago

Alderman O'Connor

Now that the aldermanic election is 2 days away, It is hard to believe that the anti Alderman O'Connor dialogue that was so prevalent a few months ago on Every Block has literally dwindled to nothing when ideally it should be building to a fever pitch heading into Tuesday's election. In her four years in office, our surly, do nothing alderman has been nothing but a go along puppet for Mayor Emanuel. Her office staff has been non-responsive and argumentative...

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Now that the aldermanic election is 2 days away, It is hard to believe that the anti Alderman O'Connor dialogue that was so prevalent a few months ago on Every Block has literally dwindled to nothing when ideally it should be building to a fever pitch heading into Tuesday's election. In her four years in office, our surly, do nothing alderman has been nothing but a go along puppet for Mayor Emanuel. Her office staff has been non-responsive and argumentative when requesting their assistance. She has no accomplishments to show for her $100,000+ part time job performance as alderman, and she she has been ineffectual in the airport noise debate. Days before the election then, it is not surprising to find crammed in our mailboxes, 5 -10 glossy photographed filled fliers of her promoting her do nothing self. Some even paid for no doubt by Emanuel, her puppet master. You can tell how utterly clueless and out of touch of our representative she has been by the fact that she includes photographs of herself with Emanuel in her mailings. Like that is going to draw her more votes!? Obviously, I would like to see either of the other viable candidates, Lomanto or Napolitano win the election. But you really have to wonder how realistic that will be with the proliferation of O'Connor yard signs and like I have said the absence of any current anti O'Connor dialogue.

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Feb 21

Today is the LAST day of early voting!

Please remember to vote!

If you are not registered at your current address, you can register and vote today ONLY at any of the 51 polling places in the city. The 39th ward polling place is at North Park Village. To register you need 2 pieces of ID, like your driver's license and utility bill.

For more information: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

Feb 20

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Feb 19

Cops warn of Jefferson Park neighborhood burglaries

...Avenue. The last break-in occurred Wednesday between 1 to 6 p.m. on the 5900 block of North Nagle Avenue, said police...

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...between the hours of midnight to 11 a.m., a home was burglarized on the 5800 block of West Eastwood Avenue. The burglar struck again Feb. 12 between 12:40 to 2:50 p.m. on...

...burglar struck again Feb. 12 between 12:40 to 2:50 p.m. on the 5600 block of West Eastwood Avenue. On Feb. 13, another residence was hit between 11 a.m. to 7:30 p...

...another residence was hit between 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the 5700 block of North Manton Avenue. The last break-in occurred Wednesday between 1 to 6 p.m. on the 5900...

Feb 19

Help us restore our City

If there are any Northwest siders that want to help us win this campaign, please email or call Steve B. at steve615292@yahoo.com 708-497-0558 to schedule a shift in our 45th ward office located at 6117 N. Elston! We're open 9am-9pm. This is our opportunity to finally #DumpRahm and restore our city. #ReadyforFioretti 312-733-9985

Feb 14

Updated Feb 19

The Truth About John Arena Website

Very interesting find here. I guess I knew some of this but not to the degree that this website points out. Holy moly, I didn't realize the amount of money the SEIU pumped in to Arena's campaign and what the paybacks were. I guess I stopped paying attention. http://www.thetruthaboutjohnarena.com/arena-the-union-puppet.html

Feb 18

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Feb 16

Take the Improvement Survey sent out by CDOT

Thought I would share with you.....

"The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a month-long, city-wide text and online survey to seek input from Chicago residents about what you appreciate about our streets and sidewalks and what improvements you would like to see. The survey is designed to help CDOT create guidelines for future improvements in the public right of way."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1033908703289378

Thanks to Robert Murphy, for tweeting this information to his followers, otherwise I would have never known about it.

Feb 16

Insurance

Hello - I'm Joan McKee with American Family Insurance @ 6238 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL 60631.
We have really great auto and home rates. Have you checked us out lately? Our contact number is 773 763 2000. Please let us know you saw us on Every block.

Look forward to talking to you.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

FAiR Coalition Does It Again: Introduces Citizen-Developed "Game Changer" 1-Click Plane Noise App

New citizen website could send O'Hare jet noise complaints soaring. Try it. 1-Click from our FAiR Coalition website at www.fairchicago.org. Read the full Sun-Times story here.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/355924/faird-creates-new-jet-noise-complaint-website

Feb 16

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Feb 14

Mayoral Candidate Garcia accuses Mayor Emanuel of turning deaf ear to O'Hare noise complaints

This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side...

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This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side residents miserable since it opened in October 2013. It averages flights every 3.5 minutes, FAIR contends.

Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) are the only mayoral candidates as of early Friday evening who had signed on to FAIR’s “statement of principles,” which includes five specific demands.

Chief among them is a pledge not to “de-commission” any of four criss-crossing diagonal runways, even after a new parallel runway opens later this year. Killing off any diagonal runways could shift even more flights over city residents east of O’Hare already complaining about a bombardment of new jet noise.

Yet, another key demand is to halt an October 2013 take-off and landing plan in favor of a “fair allocation of runway traffic between existing and new runways” for both daytime and nighttime traffic."

Read the rest of the article here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

Feb 12

Updated Feb 14

Dish

Anyone know what's going on with Dish in Norwood Park? I saw permits issued in the everyblock email updates and saw tonight all the windows are covered in paper.

  • I saw a note about remodeling on their Facebook page too. I've seen places close "for remodeling" that never reopen, but I hope this is an exception.

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    Me too - I like to pop in there for lunch from time to time. We need a healthy restaurant scene in Norwood Park.

Feb 14

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Feb 13

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Feb 01

Updated Feb 13

41st ward Aldermanic Race

Anybody got stats on who's up and who's not???

I haven't heard or seen one item from any candidate...any constructive info/answers to issues by candidates would be helpful.

  • Danny Hunt, we're gonna have to agree to disagree...for at least a couple reasons which I mentioned previously, a business owner/alderman both within the same ward or within the city limits is a HUGE conflict of interest.

  • I said there was/is a conflict of interest. Stated it's much less of one for Lomanto since his businesses are out of the ward. Maybe I didn't state that clearly.

    I still do think the experience of running a business can be a positive in terms of giving city services, and the dealing with government from a business perspective can be a positive in terms of legislating city issues.

Feb 12

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Feb 11

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Feb 11

Services for Vee Gallo

The Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce extends deepest sympathy to family & friends of Vee Ulrich Gallo, (age 51) who recently passed away. Vee inspired & motivated many clients over the years at her business, HardCore Fitness Studio. Visitation Wednesday, February 11th from 4-9pm at Olson Burke and Sullivan Funeral Home at 6471 N. Northwest Hwy. Chgo http://www.youcaring.com/…/vee-ulrich-gallo-memorial…/303892
The church service will be Thursday, February 12 at 11am held at Park Community Church’s Edgebrook Campus located at 6155 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646.

Feb 10

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Feb 08

Updated Feb 10

Dog walking services for Norwood park?

Hello! Does anyone have any recommendations for dog walkers servicing the Norwood park area?

  • Holly Holly

    I use Edgebrook Dog walking. Her name is Mary 773-416-8297. I live in Edison Park and she actually comes and feeds my cats weekly when I work late. She's great!

  • Call Alex at 773-512-3877. He's been a professional pet care provider for 8 years. On days when temperatures are below zero or snow is 20 inches deep, I ask him why he doesn't take the day off and he always says "because the dogs need their walks, even if it's just for a few minutes".

Feb 10

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