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20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

It appears that the Alderman of the 20th Ward is using TAX DOLLARS to CAMPAIGN by using city employees during business hours to drive his campaign van around and park it on city property. Willie B. Cochran​​, I do believe this is against the law.

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20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran USING TAX DOLLARS for his campaign!

It appears that the Alderman of the 20th Ward is using TAX DOLLARS to CAMPAIGN by using city employees during business hours to drive his campaign van around and park it on city property. Willie B. Cochran​​, I do believe this is against the law.

‪#‎TeamBailey‬ ‪#‎Punch55

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What is a voter to think, Rahm Emanuel? #CHUY2015

ELECT Jesus "CHUY" Garcia, Mayor of the City of Chicago, and KEVIN M. BAILEY for Chicago's 20th Ward Alderman!

#Chuy2015 #KevinBailey20thWardAlderman

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    In the African American community of Chicago, we elect people to office who are not accountable, then they become sycophants to the established plutocracy, for patronage perks they hand out to their political cronies.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Bob Fioretti is supporting Emanuel because Rahm has committed to paying off his campaign dept!!!

    Rahm did the same thing for the rump African American candidate, in his last successful campaign for Mayor of Chicago!

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denies public records requests

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel denies public records requests - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-11-08/news/ct-met-emanuel-transparency-20111108_1_mayor-rahm-emanuel-requests-speed-cameras

"But efforts to peer into the daily operations of the mayor himself — a man with enormous say over hundreds of millions of dollars in city contracts, hiring and regulations — are met by a stone wall."

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The political decision of which way Chicago will be governed will be made on April 7th 2015.

    Will Chicagoans be governed from the "top down" or from the "bottom up"?

3 days ago

Rahm Emanuel Pushes Police Budget Cuts Despite Campaign Pledge To Add Cops

I guess Rahmner feels like PROMISES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN!

Rahm Emanuel Pushes Police Budget Cuts Despite Campaign Pledge To Add Cops
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/03/emanuel-pushes-police-bud_0_n_947885.html

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Are there any FUTURE 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate FORUMS or DEBATES scheduled?

Are there any 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate FORUMS or DEBATES scheduled to take place between now and April 7, 2015?

Alderman Cochran has already either DECLINED or FAILED TO ACCEPT three (3) opportunities to debate his RUNOFF Opponent, Kevin M. Bailey. He keeps bashing Mr. Bailey to whomever will listen on social media, but, not in a forum conducive to addressing the issues head on and in front of the voters!

PLEASE ADVISE!

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Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

Alderman Willie Cochran, you've been posting ALLEGATIONS about your 20th Ward RUNOFF Opponent, KEVIN M. BAILEY, but, YOU'VE NOT ACCEPTED THREE (3) PUBLIC DEBATES TO DATE!

Air your allegations and claims publicly before 20th Ward Voting Constituents and let's get at THE TRUTH AND NOTHING, BUT, THE TRUTH SO HELP US GOD!

Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

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Rev Willie Taplin Barrow Homecoming is a Spiritual Passing of the Torch to all ages!

While at PUSH, the Rev Barrow was honored by dignitaries and the common man and woman with accolades and fond memories. I too have many memories and looked up to her as a mentor. Especially touched by visions from Bobbie Steele's tribute to Rev Barrow calling our warriors i.e., Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Heights, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisolm and others in the Civil Rights Movement to gather around the throne of Jesus and called on Mahalia to do...

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While at PUSH, the Rev Barrow was honored by dignitaries and the common man and woman with accolades and fond memories. I too have many memories and looked up to her as a mentor. Especially touched by visions from Bobbie Steele's tribute to Rev Barrow calling our warriors i.e., Fannie Lou Hammer, Dorothy Heights, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisolm and others in the Civil Rights Movement to gather around the throne of Jesus and called on Mahalia to do a special song! Bet Jesus is saying to her "Job Well Done!" If only I will be that honored to hear those words from my lord and savior!

At Vernon Church of God a spiritual passing of the torch to all our people was at hand during her service at the Church. This moving tribute to take up the mantle where she left off is a wake up call to all of us!. We must not forget this passionate soul and we must embrace her legacy! As she says "We are not so much divided as we are disconnected" Our people can connect if we can learn to forgive each other our slights, our jealousies, our pettiness and embrace a bigger picture for the salvation of our race as a people.

Believe this is how the little warrior Rev. Willie Taplin Barrow wants us as a people to do for ourselves so we may become self reliant and build a new foundation of hope for our youth. You don't have to be the leader to do just one thing to help your people. She took the risk. Will you?

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Feb 27 2014

Updated Mar 17

A Clean(er) Block in Just 5 Minutes a Day

If you care what your neighborhood looks like but it's plagued by excessive littering, i have a simple challenge for you. And no lame excuses, I don't want to hear how busy you are, we can all spare 5 minutes a day, as well as a grocery bag.

So here's the challenge: Everyday walk up and down your block for 5 minutes picking up every piece of trash you see. Do this for a week and you are likely to...

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If you care what your neighborhood looks like but it's plagued by excessive littering, i have a simple challenge for you. And no lame excuses, I don't want to hear how busy you are, we can all spare 5 minutes a day, as well as a grocery bag.

So here's the challenge: Everyday walk up and down your block for 5 minutes picking up every piece of trash you see. Do this for a week and you are likely to see enough of a difference, that proves it's worth a continued effort.

As you put in your 5 minutes a day you might hear an inner voice that says something like; "This is beneath you.", "You have better things to do with my time." and/or "You'll look like a crazy street person." Ignore the 'trash talk' and instead say to yourself "I'm ashamed of living on a block that looks so bad.", "This is so simple and easy... a preschooler could do it." and the inevitable logical conclusion in question "WTF is wrong with people?" I prefer/recommend some variation of the later... anger is a great motivator. ;D

Now if you happen to be a doggie-parent, you have zero excuse for at least picking up glass-bottles* as you go on your daily walk around the block... being that roughly a quarter of your time is spent idly standing and waiting for your pup to sniff and pee every other tree, shrub and light pole.

*Note: to decrease the chances of glass shards cutting paws

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    WOW you have great neighbors. No one comes out to help me and very few pickup litter in their own front yard. My guess is many if not all, are a bit too uppity to stoop so low. Literally and figuratively speaking, picking up trash is beneath them. ;D

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Keep up the good work. I salute you all and join in the effort.

Mar 17

ServiceWorks needs success coaches!

ServiceWorks is looking for success coaches to act as mentors for students at Gage Park High School! If you are looking to make a difference and willing to commit to Thursdays for ten weeks starting April 16 to June 11, then we highly encourage you to participate. Please look at the details below for more information:

Success Coaches must:

-Must be experienced professionals (1+ experience)
-Be willing to commit to mentoring youth on Thursdays between the hours of 12:20-1:20pm for 10 weeks.
-Attend an orientation. Orientations typically take place weekday evenings after 5pm.
-Experience volunteering/working with youth is a plus, but not needed
- Skype option is available, but limited.

Interested? contact: serviceworks@casacentral.org

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Mar 16

Poetry Slam Submissions Due March 31st First Prize $125

Email Poetry Submissions to: apollobrewer@sbcglobal.net
Poetry Slam Friday, April 17th
Grand Crossing Park
7655 S Ingleside South Gym 6:00pm
You must reside in Woodlawn, Grand Crossing, Chatham or Park Manor
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Updated Mar 14

DIY Project: Litter Picks

To encourage my neighbors to help pick up litter on the block I have handed out at least a dozen picks over the past five years... yet i have never seen one put to use, or even the evidence of one put to use. You may have a better caliber of neighbor living on your block... so here's an easy (5 simple steps) and cheap (25 cents a piece) DIY project:

Take a few shortcuts via alleys during the week...

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To encourage my neighbors to help pick up litter on the block I have handed out at least a dozen picks over the past five years... yet i have never seen one put to use, or even the evidence of one put to use. You may have a better caliber of neighbor living on your block... so here's an easy (5 simple steps) and cheap (25 cents a piece) DIY project:

Take a few shortcuts via alleys during the week and you'll find plenty of old beat up and broken brooms/shovels/rakes. Take them home and salvage only the wood handles. Grab a pack of the longest galvanized nails they have at the hardware store. I highly recommend Menard's 8" nails that you see in the attached photo http://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/pole-barn-post-frame-materials/pole-barn-nails/grip-fast-80d-galvanized-pole-barn-nail-8-pcs-box/p-1459104-c-8769.htm . If you go with a different nail, just make sure it's ribbed like the one in the photo. The ribs help keep the litter from sliding off the nail/pick.

First step: Sharpen the tip of the nail.
Second: Cut off the tail of the nail with a metal grinder or saw
Third: Drill a one inch deep hole in one end of the wood stick/handle.
Forth: Squeeze a little Gorilla Glue or Liquid Nails into the hole.
Fifth: Insert blunt end of nail into hole and let dry over night.
...and WaaLaa you have yourself a sturdy professional grade pick. Now get out there and have some fun harpooning a whale's worth of trash.

Note: After some use, they get dull. For a quick fix, drag them at an angle on the sidewalk to maintain a piercing tip. For a longer lasting tip, always avoid picking up anything off a hard surface, it's the quickest way to dull your point. Kick your 'target' to a soft surface area, ie grass or dirt, before piercing.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Thanks for the confirmation AJ, i've noticed the same thing. I think it has in part to do with the expectation that someone else will pick up after you ie landlord or weekly maintenance crew. Where as a home owner is accustomed to be responsible for everything.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Good idea.

Sep 30

Updated Mar 13

Wooflawn Support for Southside Dog Parks

Dear Fellow Wooflawn Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown...

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Dear Fellow Wooflawn Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown marion.brown@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreDogBeach
and Bronzeville's Buckthorn Park led by Ephraim Lee xhle@hotmail.com

On a related note; if anyone has any old toys their pup has lost interest in, consider giving them a second life by donating them to one of the dog parks... also any grocery bags for the bag dispensers would also be greatly appreciated.

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