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Todd Agosto's dog park featured on DNA!!

Great article about Todd and his dog park can be found on this link:

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150416/woodlawn/jackson-bark-renegade-dog-agility-course-springs-up-jackson-park

Keep up the great work, Todd!

  • Keith H. South Shore resident

    @EVanek - I think if the park district tries to close the park, they'll end up with a revolt on their hands!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    On Keith's astute point of 'revolt'... i think our best plan of action in defense is to show our numbers in facebook likes, twitter followers, google plus +1s/circle etc... and most importantly reviews from those who had a positive experience at Jackson Bark.

    On that note; EVanek... when you find...

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    On Keith's astute point of 'revolt'... i think our best plan of action in defense is to show our numbers in facebook likes, twitter followers, google plus +1s/circle etc... and most importantly reviews from those who had a positive experience at Jackson Bark.

    On that note; EVanek... when you find time on your side please copy and paste your last post into anyone or more of the review sites i listed on http://www.jacksonbark.com/ruffviews.html Many wags, ruffs and thanks in advance. ;D

    I think it's a very powerful message to the powers that be, that we see the value in having a dog park... and now that we have a dog park that we made on our own we are willing and able to defend it.

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Woodlawn is either bipolar or just completely in denial

Minus my input, looking at the newsfeed over the past year, a pattern emerges... "X number of peeps wounded or killed", "Good Morning everybody I love you", "X number or burglaries this week/month/year", "have a great day kisses" etc etc etc

To which i am left to ask the profound question... "WTF?!"

  • Jolyon renter/resident

    Todd, part of my point is that there is room for both topics, and more. EveryBlock has more space than Woodlawn! One person's junk is another's treasure. I see no harm in cheeriness even if I'm not so good at it myself and gravitate to other sorts of conversations. And to be sure, the growing field of happiness research suggests that cheeriness has social value that extends to the existential. More aphorisms: the poison is in the dose. Fortunately one can dose at the level one's own choosing.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Jolyon perhaps i'm the oddball here but i come to EB to be informed and to inform others. The daily happy insipid drivel that's equivalent to falalalalalala is completely useless and pointless... to the degree that it's even embarrassing. If you read the newsfeeds of other neighborhoods in the "Popular in Chicago" tab you can see a big difference. Members of these other communities, by far, contribute more 'food for thought' on a variety of subjects and issues.

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City establishes $5.5 million fund for Burge torture victims | Chicago

Okay! GREAT! They DESERVE it even though no amount of money is going to give them back all that they lost.

My question is, the City of Chicago is in a serious DEFICIT! Where is the money coming from? Brian Brock​ said the money will undoubtedly come from PROPERTY TAXES. So then what HAD that money been originally allocated for that now isn't going to happen because those funds are being used to satisfy a debt that BURGE AND HIS...

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Okay! GREAT! They DESERVE it even though no amount of money is going to give them back all that they lost.

My question is, the City of Chicago is in a serious DEFICIT! Where is the money coming from? Brian Brock​ said the money will undoubtedly come from PROPERTY TAXES. So then what HAD that money been originally allocated for that now isn't going to happen because those funds are being used to satisfy a debt that BURGE AND HIS CRONIES should be paying?

Also, IS THIS HUSH MONEY! The tortures took place under Burges watch, but, there were others directly involved and doing the actual torturing. Has that LIST of individuals been revealed or is it a taboo subject because we might have current elected officials who were more HANDS ON with the torturing than they would like the public to know? Was Burge the only individual to pay the price for this HEINOUS crime and mischaracter of justice? Will he take the list of other participants with him to his grave or now that he's been released from prison, is this JUST THE START of a new chapter in the Chicago Political Corruption ongoing saga...

"THE CORRUPT AND THE DEFENSELESS"

STAY TUNED!

I feel like Arsenio Hall, this is something to think about, the type of stuff that makes you go, "Hmmm!"

City establishes $5.5 million fund for Burge torture victims | Chicago
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/518178/city-establishes-5-5-million-fund-burge-torture-victims

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DIY Project: Litter Porter

Anyone up for some serious spring cleaning?

If so, it would be well worth the time and effort in building yourself a litter porter. All you need is a mini grocery cart, some slick flat sturdy light weight materials (i've found plastic cardboard works best), some cheap zip ties and a few construction bags.

With the election finally over, this is a good time to grab some campaign signs before the 'streets and sans dept'. With a razor blade or...

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Anyone up for some serious spring cleaning?

If so, it would be well worth the time and effort in building yourself a litter porter. All you need is a mini grocery cart, some slick flat sturdy light weight materials (i've found plastic cardboard works best), some cheap zip ties and a few construction bags.

With the election finally over, this is a good time to grab some campaign signs before the 'streets and sans dept'. With a razor blade or pair of scissors, they are easy to trim to fit. Just be mindful when attaching that you position the heads of the zip ties outside, so that there is no chance that they'll rip a hole in the side of your bag when pulling out for disposal.

With everything in hand; the project should take less than 10 minutes to complete and cost nearly nothing if you obtain materials second hand (cart and inner wall materials) and/or dollar store (zip ties and bags).

Add a pick and you'll have your block, vacant lots and all, cleared within minutes... versus hours. For the how-to on making your own pick check out my post from last spring "DIY Project: Litter Picks" http://chicago.everyblock.com/improvement/apr04-diy-project-litter-picks-6070778/

Any questions? Ask away... I'll do my best to steer you in the right direction.

Apr 09

We reach beyond our neighborhood to the world

If you are interested in an organization doing relevant work with current scholars and artists in the field of Black History, check us out: https://bmrc.uchicago.edu/

Apr 09

***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meetings***

***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meetings***

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Housing and Real Estate
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Transportation and Public Way
4/13/2015
9:30 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois
Rescheduled meeting

Committee on Finance
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois
Public Hearing(s) on issuance of Multi-family Housing Revenue Obligation for Jeffery Towers Apartments projects

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***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meetings***

Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Housing and Real Estate
4/13/2015
9:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Transportation and Public Way
4/13/2015
9:30 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois
Rescheduled meeting

Committee on Finance
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois
Public Hearing(s) on issuance of Multi-family Housing Revenue Obligation for Jeffery Towers Apartments projects

Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Finance
4/13/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
4/13/2015
1:00 PM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Budget and Government Operations
4/14/2015
9:30 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Finance
4/14/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on License and Consumer Protection
4/14/2015
11:00 AM
City Hall, Room 201A
Chicago, Illinois

City Council
4/15/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards
4/23/2015
10:00 AM
City Hall, Council Chambers
Chicago, Illinois

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Updated Apr 09

A message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Alderman, Willie Cochran!

A message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Alderman, Willie Cochran:

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015...

250,773 (44.3%) of the City of Chicago voters said, "FIRE RAHM EMANUEL!"

3,267 (44.5%) of the 20th Ward residents said, "YOU GOTTA GO, COCHRAN!"

While you both are kicking back and celebrating your "victories" you would be smart not to dismiss what those voters were communicating to you through their votes.

Rahm, you made history being the first Chicago Mayor to be FORCED...

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A message to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 20th Ward Alderman, Willie Cochran:

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015...

250,773 (44.3%) of the City of Chicago voters said, "FIRE RAHM EMANUEL!"

3,267 (44.5%) of the 20th Ward residents said, "YOU GOTTA GO, COCHRAN!"

While you both are kicking back and celebrating your "victories" you would be smart not to dismiss what those voters were communicating to you through their votes.

Rahm, you made history being the first Chicago Mayor to be FORCED INTO A RUNOFF ELECTION.

Willie, you are only in your 3rd Term in office and have already been FORCED INTO RUNOFF ELECTIONS TWICE!

Both of you, Rahm Emanuel and Willie Cochran, will be UNDER A MAGNIFYING GLASS for the next four (4) years. Everything you do and don't do will be made TRANSPARENT to the residents of the City of Chicago and the 20th Ward.

***SEE YOU BOTH IN 2019***

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City of Chicago, Office of the City Clerk
http://chicityclerk.com/legislation-records/about-chicago-government/about-city-council-meetings/

Rahm Emanuel 315,545 55.7%
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia 250,773 44.3%

Willie B. Cochran 4,079 55.5%
Kevin Bailey 3,267 44.5%

  • Willie knows it's his last rodeo because he will be gentrified out of the 20th ward come 2019. So he will do only things that will leave his name as a legacy.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    Sore losers.....

  • SW

    I agree with Jeff, sore losers. Interesting that Michele touts "fire Rahm" rather than being for Chuy, which says that one is not so much for Chuy and what he stands for but more interest in getting Rahm out. Hmmmm....

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***Next Scheduled Chicago City Council Meeting***

***NEXT SCHEDULED CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL MEETING***

Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation

4/9/2015
9:30 AM

Committee on Housing and Real Estate
4/9/2015
10:00 AM

Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
4/9/2015
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Apr 07

My name is Michele Evans-Brock and I support KEVIN M. BAILEY for Alderman of the 20th Ward!

My name is Michele Evans-Brock and I support KEVIN M. BAILEY for Alderman of the 20th Ward!
https://youtu.be/CgwjffuFG5A

THE CLEAR CHOICE

KEVIN M. BAILEY - Punch 55

LISTENS, REPRESENTS and will adhere to the community’s concerns and interest. Will fight for social and economic justice and parity.

The Unresponsive Other Guy
CLOSED your schools, FORCED red-light and speed cameras upon you, imposed higher taxes, fees and boots your cars. Voted against the community 89% of the time.

ELECT KEVIN BAILEY
20th Ward Alderman
http://www.electkevinbailey.com/

Apr 06

Updated Apr 07

Chuy Responded To The CBCO Black Agenda. Rahm Did Not.

The Black Agenda emerges from the issues of burning concern to the Black community; it is reflected in the 60 questions and 7 categories of the CBCO Municipal Candidates Questionnaire. It will live as dynamic, holistic solutions. It will be implemented systematically, collectively, and tactically. Implementation will require self-help and fair government. The Black Agenda highlights the expectations, demands, and responsibilities of those seeking to represent us in government, as well as our own steps toward self-sustainability.

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The Black Agenda emerges from the issues of burning concern to the Black community; it is reflected in the 60 questions and 7 categories of the CBCO Municipal Candidates Questionnaire. It will live as dynamic, holistic solutions. It will be implemented systematically, collectively, and tactically. Implementation will require self-help and fair government. The Black Agenda highlights the expectations, demands, and responsibilities of those seeking to represent us in government, as well as our own steps toward self-sustainability.

We demand transparency, accountability, and inclusion by government, and are prepared to monitor and remove those who deny us. In Chicago's historic mayoral race, 'It's Not the Man, It's the Plan' and whether or not it supports our Agenda.

Chuy responded to our Agenda. Rahm did not. Side deals do not constitute a 'Plan.' Voting our self-interest means only voting a roadmap that ends in our economic power as a people. Right now Blacks everywhere are in extreme crisis and needing a new way forward. Yesterday is gone and nobody owns tomorrow. It's up for grabs. This is our manifesto moment. Taking it, we'll make history remember.

CHUY'S FIRST 100 DAYS [ABSTRACT]: http://issuu.com/naomidavis/docs/garcia_platform-cbco_municipal_ca/1

Naomi Davis
Facilitator, Coalition of Black Community Organizations [CBCO]

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Kevin Bailey's Q&A specifically for his Spanish speaking constituents!

Kevin Bailey's Q&A specifically for his Spanish speaking constituents!

ESPANOL: 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, KEVIN M. BAILEY, Introduction!
https://youtu.be/Vcy_lCqdVWA

Háblanos sobre quien es Kevin Bailey.
Tell us who is Kevin Bailey.
https://youtu.be/TxhFSn5fRQo

¿Cuáles son tu meta y plataforma para la ciudad de Chicago y el disctricto 20?
What is your platform and what are your goals for the city of Chicago and District 20?
https://youtu.be/7cBGofwdUDM

¿Qué harías para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo en el disctricto 20?
What would you...

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Kevin Bailey's Q&A specifically for his Spanish speaking constituents!

ESPANOL: 20th Ward Aldermanic Candidate, KEVIN M. BAILEY, Introduction!
https://youtu.be/Vcy_lCqdVWA

Háblanos sobre quien es Kevin Bailey.
Tell us who is Kevin Bailey.
https://youtu.be/TxhFSn5fRQo

¿Cuáles son tu meta y plataforma para la ciudad de Chicago y el disctricto 20?
What is your platform and what are your goals for the city of Chicago and District 20?
https://youtu.be/7cBGofwdUDM

¿Qué harías para mejorar las oportunidades de empleo en el disctricto 20?
What would you do to improve employment opportunities in District 20?
https://youtu.be/II0u7EjywjQ

¿Que harias para mejorar el sistema de educación en la cuidad y en el disctricto 20?
What would you do to correct the public school system in Chicago and district 20?
https://youtu.be/UydO8Rsk28Y

¿Quien tuvo el mayor impacto sobre to crecimiento?
Who had the largest impact during your childhood?
https://youtu.be/xOATKQBcSRo

¿Cuál fue tu inspiración en seguir una carrera política?
What was your inspiration to pursue a political career?
https://youtu.be/XZQWDYbyxhg

¿Cuales son tus recomendaciones para reducir la violencia en el disctricto 20?
What would you do to lower violence in district 20?
https://youtu.be/q8OI58poeEY

¿Por qué deberían votar por ti envés de tu contrario?
Why should voters choose you over your opponent?
https://youtu.be/uikbKoB6pj4

Apr 07

20th Ward Aldermanic Challenger Kevin Bailey Says South Side Needs Change | NBC Chicago

20th Ward Aldermanic Challenger Kevin Bailey Says South Side Needs Change | NBC Chicago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Kevin-Bailey-Says-South-Side-Needs-Change-298775491.html

THE CLEAR CHOICE

KEVIN M. BAILEY - Punch 55

LISTENS, REPRESENTS and will adhere to the community’s concerns and interest. Will fight for social and economic justice and parity.

The Unresponsive Other Guy
CLOSED your schools, FORCED red-light and speed cameras upon you, imposed higher taxes, fees and boots your cars. Voted against the community 89% of the time.

ELECT KEVIN BAILEY
20th Ward Alderman
http://www.electkevinbailey.com/

Apr 07

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Two Chicago Police Officers Injured In Woodlawn Crash

About 2:25 a.m., Grand Crossing District officers in pursuit of a vehicle crashed their squad car into the pole in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said.

The chase started in the 6600 block of South University Avenue, but it was not immediately known why the pursuit started, police said.

Apr 06

Two Chicago Police officers injured in South Side crash

About 2:25 a.m., Grand Crossing District officers in pursuit of a vehicle crashed their squad car into the pole in the 6500 block of South Ellis, police said.

The chase started in the 6600 block of South University, but it was not immediately known why the pursuit started, police said.

Apr 06

2 Chicago cops injured in South Side car crash

The 3rd District police officers were traveling in a squad car in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue when they struck a pole around 2:23 a.m. during a traffic pursuit, police said.

The pursuit started in the 6600 block of South University Avenue and ended with a crash about a minute later, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

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Apr 04

Poetry Slam! Entries Accepted at the Door - Saturday April 17th 1st Prize $125 - 2nd Samsung Tablet

Grand Crossing Park
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Plenty of security!
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