6 days ago

Updated 5 min ago

Sore "winner"

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

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    I'm sorry, my mistake. Thanks!

  • I'm sorry that the election in the 23rd ward resorted to such ugly tactics. I am not for or against Arteaga, but using something that happened so long ago is wrong and childish. The candidates should not have lowered them themselves in such a manner. They both should of been thrown off the ballot. That's just my opinion.

2 hours ago

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10 hours ago

Nerf or Airsoft

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

Jan 26

Updated 13 hours ago

Question about School

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

  • Jennifer W 63rd St

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

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

26 hours ago

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2 days ago

Feb 23

Updated 2 days ago

  • Up2up2me you really need to get a life.

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

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

    The apple does not fall far from the tree.

    Good day!

3 days ago

Man held without bail in molestation of 4 girls

Maldonado, of the 5900 block of West 55th Street, is scheduled to appear in court again March 3.

4 days ago

Feb 25

Updated 5 days ago

God Bless the 23rd Ward - Thank You

To all our supporters,

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

Read full message…

To all our supporters,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Thomas Goral

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Sorry, Tazy, I can't take your comments serious when you throw the little digs out. It only makes me suspect that you have the sore loser syndrome.

    On that notion and because I prefer not to dilly-dally with you all week. I wish you the best of luck.

    Maybe your other preferred candidate will win the mayoral race! Second times a charm! Good luck!

  • Not a "sore loser", see to had been a sore loser by definition is to had run, which being a Believer of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ or as others would refer to me as a Christian, I would NEVER do because politics always equals the art of compromise...

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    Not a "sore loser", see to had been a sore loser by definition is to had run, which being a Believer of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ or as others would refer to me as a Christian, I would NEVER do because politics always equals the art of compromise & even the best polititian has some form of dirt on them because of it including any I voted for. As for "Pandora", you sound juvenile every time your on here because you insist on adding a "ha" to everyone of your weak so called come backs because nobody else is laughing except for those who are not laughing with you, unless its your little bullying crew. Truth of the matter is myself, along w/ most who read but choose not to comment because of the obsessive bullying by a handful of people on a daily basis, not just this topic but all over. It reflects badly for us and our neighborhood. Its embarrassing to read most of these semi literate comments & juvenile responses by these individuals on my daily emails. This will be my final post on this topic because I have more important things to do like work to support myself & live an actual life outside this forum that's become a waste of negative energy. Obviously there's no real moderator on here considering there's supposed to be no bullying, yet that's all I see on here. GOD Bless.

Feb 24

Updated 5 days ago

Anna/Martin please pick up your trash!

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

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

  • Pat

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

Feb 24

Updated 5 days ago

Fioretti did you think you'd win?

Fioretti, Don't you know when to drop out. Rahm 46% of vote so far. Fioretti 7%. 46 plus 7 equals 53% could have been to Rahm. Now more months to waste on campaign adds. Rahm your English negative campaign on Chuy let Non English speaking people see Chuys face all over the place and didn't have a clue if it was good or bad and Chuy learn how to say the word afford. Both F's should be heard.

  • @Merc- Fioretti's voters despise Emanuel. They would vote for Garcia, Wilson, or Walls before they'd cast a ballot for Emanuel.

    If you think the majority of Chuy's voters don't speak English you are as clueless as your buddy Emanuel.

  • Mrs. Kak
    A que se dedica?

6 days ago

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Feb 11

Updated 6 days ago

it's a shame...

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

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

Read full message…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 25

God Bless the 23rd Ward - Thank You.

To all our supporters,

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

Read full message…

To all our supporters,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Thomas Goral

Feb 25

God Bless the 23rd Ward - Thank You.

To all our supporters,

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

Read full message…

To all our supporters,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Thomas Goral

Feb 25

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Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Getting nervous?

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

  • Brian Thomas Kelly Garfield Ridge Football Coach

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

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

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Channel 9 declares Zalewski as winner

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

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

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

    Nice work all.

Feb 24

Alderman

Z 23 is # 1 tonight !!!!!

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Protestors against ARTEAGA and domestic violence

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

Feb 20

Updated Feb 24

Checkers employees stealing credit card information?

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

  • "Checkers
    3 reviews"

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

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

    FALSELY accusing...

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    "Checkers
    3 reviews"

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 24

Updated Feb 24

Channel 2 reception problems

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

Feb 12

Updated Feb 24

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

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

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

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

    NOTICE--

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

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

    NOTICE--

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

Feb 18

Updated Feb 24

Look It's Remy from Ratatouille!!

Another Desperate Attempt by the Z campaign.

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

OMG though seriously?

  • REMINDER FOLKS!

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

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

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

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

Feb 24

I just found out

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

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

Goral GOON alert! Watch your backs!

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

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

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

Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

spell check can work wonder when it comes to campaign materials

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

Feb 19

Updated Feb 24

Help us restore our City!

If there are any Southwest siders that want to help us win this campaign, please message me to schedule a shift in our 23rd ward office located at 6500 W. Archer! We're open 9am-9pm. This is our opportunity to finally #DumpRahm and restore our city. #ReadyforFioretti 312-733-9985

  • mandy Mia

    Fioretti has no chance, the only one to force a run off is Chuy!

Feb 22

Updated Feb 23

Look at what anna and martin got together and made

under peoples windshield whipper blades

  • Way to scare people into thinking they have a ticket. They did more harm then good. There would of been a problem if I caught them touching my car!

Feb 23

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Feb 23

February 24...ELECTION

The way to support a candidate is to VOTE for him or her. I can't wait till this election is over. I've had enough of the snide remarks!

Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Sun times Brown does more harm than Good for Anna Goran and Sect 8

Brown validates Zalewskis claim that Goran is involved with section 8.

Feb 21

Updated Feb 22

Pay to play in for Goral campaign manager?

Wow! I had no idea this is Anna goral's campaign manager! Is this someone we would want representing our ward? What kind of back room deals has she worked out with Mr. swan. If this doesn't scream pay to play I don't know what does. Anna why would you need to have this type of influence in your campaign? Especially to have this person head your campaign. He is a crook and been sentenced like one.

http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1236254.html

  • Ruben Midway

    Business as usual in Chicago

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Tell me Matty, how many of the realtors does your mom have working that are of a different race?

Feb 22

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Feb 21

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Feb 20

Updated Feb 20

Things that make you go hmmmmm

5007 South Wood Chicago
owned by Martin ARTEAGA.
the property tax installment due on August 1 has yet to be paid. Neither has the $500 fee required to maintain a registration on a vacant building.
( somehow he's been able to contribute to or loan his campaign fund $14K plus yet not pay his property taxes, pay city fees, or address numerous building violations)
Arteaga takes a homestead exemption on the property (it's basically abandoned) yet is registered to vote at a 61st Place address.
he appears to live with his parents, despite taking the exemption on the above property. Sounds like something fishy is going on here. Martin can you explain?

Feb 19

Updated Feb 20

Stray Cat on 5300 block of Nashville

I saw a long-haired, light-colored cat on the 5300 block of Nashville at about 9:45 tonight. It was very skittish and ran into a yard. Please, neighbors, be aware of your pets when you open doors. It's too cold for strays to survive outside.

Feb 20

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Feb 20

Feb 15

Updated Feb 19

Alderman!

Z 23 All The Way !!!!! Vote for Z on February 24 !

  • Think again, before you do. Just scroll up a few comments and re-watch
    the video under the topic: Which Side of the Ward Does Zalewski Care About.

  • CarolMclainisback They tried to silence me and now i'm back!

    Which Video are you talking about UP2?

  • Which video, Carol? The same one you had mentioned a few topics Up (re: street snow shoveling...or not).-- mentioned after Jim's endorsement, as an example of WHY to reconsider one's vote for Z).

Feb 16

Updated Feb 19

Which Side of The Ward Does zalewski care about?

  • Very interesting video. If you listen to the Mayors office snow removal was done in a grid system that overlaps wards, just like the garbage collection and street sweeping. Who ever did the spot did a nice job, show a side street just like mine not plowed and then show...

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    Very interesting video. If you listen to the Mayors office snow removal was done in a grid system that overlaps wards, just like the garbage collection and street sweeping. Who ever did the spot did a nice job, show a side street just like mine not plowed and then show a main street down to pavement. Our mayor has taken many of the perks that an alderman had, garbage, snow removal, tree trimming ect and put it under his office. Many of the alderman now know how we feel when we had to go and ask to get a basic city service for our community. No matter who wins the election services in the city and state are not going to get any better.
    Stay warm be sure to vote
    Paul

  • exactly right Paul the wards are only givin so much money to spend at their discretion, it has to be spread around and someone is gonna both get and feel cheated

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

election day !

On February 24 there is one man that will win and his name is Mike Z 23 ! And after he wins every block will be shut down.....

  • Agreed. Zalewski will be abut 65% , 25% will go the local realtor goral, and 10 % to tough guy arteaga.

  • Jim C Your statement sounds like something Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Or some other megalomaniac said. Do you really want to be ruled by someone like them?

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