52 min ago

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Imagine standing in your back yard and you look up, and 48 windows are looking back at you

Imagine standing in your back yard and you look up, and 48 windows are looking back at you from the 48 unit apartment building at the end of you block. How will you feel laying out to get some sun, or your kids playing in the splash pool? Never going to happen on your block, maybe not, but would you wish that on anybody? John Arena loves density, and if there is an empty lot or tired old commercial building, a closed church nearby, you are extremely vulnerable. Our old alderman's "spot zoning" was bad enough, but Arena is bad up-zoning on steroids. Before you vote, ask yourself, COULD YOU BE NEXT?

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6 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

What does John Garrido say about Long & Argyle?

Copernicus2 re Long & Argyle

Question: "One of the most hotly debated issues in the ward over the past year has been the proposed 48 unit apartment building at Long & Argyle near the Jefferson Park Metra station. In letters distributed in the neighborhood, Ald Arena charged that his opponent, John Garrido, has made the issue political. Meanwhile, John Garrido has criticized Ald Arena's zoning review process. Will each candidate please elaborate and discuss his vision for the site?

Garrido:...

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Copernicus2 re Long & Argyle

Question: "One of the most hotly debated issues in the ward over the past year has been the proposed 48 unit apartment building at Long & Argyle near the Jefferson Park Metra station. In letters distributed in the neighborhood, Ald Arena charged that his opponent, John Garrido, has made the issue political. Meanwhile, John Garrido has criticized Ald Arena's zoning review process. Will each candidate please elaborate and discuss his vision for the site?

Garrido: "So the letter says I made it political. The residents of thatcommunity found out about the project when it was leaked out in the Nadig newspaper, they didn't find out about it from the Alderman. The Alderman himself admitted that he was aware that there were proposals coming in as much as a year before it finally came out in the Nadig newspaper. 1,500 people signed a petition against this project, that's why it got tabled not because of any other reason. He states in his letter that he had a zoning meeting, one of his secret zoning meetings, that nobody's really quite sure who's on the board and when they happen. So, these are the reasons why people get aggravated. I'm not making this political, I had nothing to do with passing that petition around to get those signatures. It's just another example of how he doesn't really, ..
he says that he includes the community but he really doesn't include the community. The community finds out about these projects either being leaked out or they start to, where people start getting signatures on petitions and then finally, maybe he'll have a community meeting, maybe. There still hasn't been a community meeting about this. So the difference is that when I'm in office I will put any proposal, immediately make it available to the community within the first 24 hours. And that's so everybody knows about it. ....

2 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

  • They live here now thanks to Mayor Daily and Section 8 😜 and Momma cops responded within seconds ! Chicago has its own terrorist andd we are worried for issis ?

  • Caps Concerned Resident

    Agree!

42 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

  • This collection of Garrido clips illustrates the candidate's integrity problem.
    Consider:

    ---Heis a different person depending on the group/person being addressed
    he's Mexican if that's convenient when talking to CPD brass,
    he's Irish if that's convenient when talking to CPD brass,
    he's a Republican if that's convenient to run for...

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    This collection of Garrido clips illustrates the candidate's integrity problem.
    Consider:

    ---Heis a different person depending on the group/person being addressed
    he's Mexican if that's convenient when talking to CPD brass,
    he's Irish if that's convenient when talking to CPD brass,
    he's a Republican if that's convenient to run for office,
    he's an Independent if that's convenientto run for office,
    he's against the expansion of charter schools if that's convenient,
    but his "closest advisors" benefit from the profitization of public education,
    but he's hidden that conveniently,
    he's like a windsock, blowing with the wind and to continue the analogy,
    provides no stable direction to take us where we need to go as a ward.

    ---He's secretive. In his chosen profession as a lawyer specializing in wills, estates, trusts, he has experience in hiding ownership. Hidden interest in the Prohibition Club is an issue that has dogged him for quite some time now.
    -Who were the ownership partners in the Gladstone Park Senior development project that Candidate Garrido says the whole GP community supported?
    -What are the other businesses and financial interests that Mr Garrido has hidden?

  • He claims to be running as an independent in this race, but because it's nonpartisan everyone is lol.

  • B-NWside Lifetime Northwest Sider....

    So if he is conveniently Mexican is this how he addresses CPD brass?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7txPU6efos

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Mar 05

Updated 12 hours ago

What does John Garrido say about Milwaukee Avenue

Copernicus re Complete Streets Project

Q: The Milwaukee Av CSP is intended to make Milw safer for pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists. Under consideration for the project is the removal of 1 lane of traffic in each direction. How can this project best achieve its goal?

Garrido: "So, I live in GP. So this project would definitely directly impact my neighborhood and our community. When we heard that one of the possibilities was to remove a lane of traffic from Milw...

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Copernicus re Complete Streets Project

Q: The Milwaukee Av CSP is intended to make Milw safer for pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists. Under consideration for the project is the removal of 1 lane of traffic in each direction. How can this project best achieve its goal?

Garrido: "So, I live in GP. So this project would definitely directly impact my neighborhood and our community. When we heard that one of the possibilities was to remove a lane of traffic from Milw Av, we knew immediately that that's something we didn't want to do in our community & we didn't want to wait and sit on the sidelines because we know we learned from the past that once city gov't comes & says "Here's the project", it's very, very difficult to undo. So I initiated, I drafted, a petition, myself together with members of the community & the GPCC, we passed that petition & we gathered 4,000 signatures from people from the GP community and beyond that said "we don't want to remove a lane of traffic". We support the CSP, Milw Av needs it, it's a mess, absolutely, we want everything that comes with it, bumpouts, medians in the center, we want all of that but we do not want to remove a lane of traffic. And,he fought us all the way, every single time we tried to talk to him about it, he didn't want to sit down, he didn't want to meet. So thankfully, because of our petition, we were successful and they took out the possibility of the protected bike lanes, but on the table is still unless he's saying now, here today, that they are not going to remove a lane of traffic, that would be great."

Now, after Mr Garrido's response, do you know if answered the question: How
can this project best achieve its goal (safety for all)?

What does John Garrido say?
so I initated, I drafted, a petition
We want bumpouts, we want medians, We support Complete Streets

Acknowledge the question then pivot? Done.
Anybody have a clarity on this question? No
Mission accomplished.

  • plz b very careful on bicycles people. i came from the west loop where it is more common to see bikes mixed w/ peds and vehicle traffic. i rented my place down there and moved into a great area on lawrence btwn central and austin. however, there aren't many bicyclists...

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    plz b very careful on bicycles people. i came from the west loop where it is more common to see bikes mixed w/ peds and vehicle traffic. i rented my place down there and moved into a great area on lawrence btwn central and austin. however, there aren't many bicyclists up here that i see so far, course i ride in all weather. i have biked into harwood heights and up and down lawrence. vehicles are moving really fast and i have seen way too many ghost bike tributes all over this town. i do see some newer signs on gunnison as you get into the city from harwood heights warning vehicles to share. ride safely and anticipate what the vehicle or ped is going to do!

39 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Dying LOL

Barry returns from the doctor's surgery one day and informs his wife that the doctor has told him he only has 24hrs to live. As she wipes away her tears Barry asks if they can make love. "Of course my darling", and they are at it for 6 hours. A few hours later Barry asks if he can give her another one as he only has 15 hours to live. Once again she agrees and of they go again for...

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Barry returns from the doctor's surgery one day and informs his wife that the doctor has told him he only has 24hrs to live. As she wipes away her tears Barry asks if they can make love. "Of course my darling", and they are at it for 6 hours. A few hours later Barry asks if he can give her another one as he only has 15 hours to live. Once again she agrees and of they go again for another hour. A little later they are getting into bed when Barry realised he only had 8 hours to live. He touched his wife's shoulder and said "Honey? Please? Just one more time before i die". She agreed then afterwards rolled over exhausted and fell asleep. Barry however, heard the old clock ticking in his head, and he tossed and he turned until he was down to only 4 more hours. He tapped his wife on the shoulder to wake her up. "Honey i only have 4 hours left! Could we...?"
His wife sat up angrily, turned to him and said, "Listen Barry, i have to get up in the dam morning! you don't."

19 hours ago

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2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

What does John Garrido say about a plan for goind forward in the 45th?

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  • Jeffpark JoAnna New resident to Jefferson park

    Thank you for clarifying. Well, they are now and not just because he is the incumbent.

  • They did support Arena in the runoff election.

Jan 20

Updated 24 hours ago

Looking to Adopt a pup

Hi there neighbors! We are looking to adopt a puppy next month and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or past experiences to draw upon to help me decide where to adopt. Here are a few facts about us:

-We will only consider adopting. We do not believe in "designer" dogs.
-We have a large yard with 8' high fencing.
-We are adamant about getting a young puppy so that we can peacefully introduce it to our 2...

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Hi there neighbors! We are looking to adopt a puppy next month and I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or past experiences to draw upon to help me decide where to adopt. Here are a few facts about us:

-We will only consider adopting. We do not believe in "designer" dogs.
-We have a large yard with 8' high fencing.
-We are adamant about getting a young puppy so that we can peacefully introduce it to our 2 cats and 4 chickens. The dog MUST get along with the other animals and be able to be in their presence unsupervised without threat.
-We are looking for a large breed with protective instincts.
-We are looking to spend no more than $300 for adoption fees.

If you've adopted, I'd love to hear what your experience was. Did you have a good experience? A negative experience? Why? Any HELPFUL comments are appreciated. All off topic comments will be ignored.

Thank you!

  • Avast,

    An assumption? Why ask a leading question that presumes an answer that is as irrelevant as the question? My turn to pose a question. Is there a compelling reason for not calling the dog by the non-biblical name that BellaV gave her pup? Religion and mythology aside, I think Odin is quite the cool name.

  • Some people call Sinatra Ole Blue Eyes. Deal.

4 days ago

Updated 28 hours ago

Chuy for Mayor! Correction

My mistake. But my point is not so much where Emanuel was born as to his being primarily raised on the North Shore. His privileged upbringing along with amassing a 16 million dollar fortune within a two year period has distanced him both financially and mentally from what the average Chicago citizen endures on a daily basis. Which is part of the reason why he is so quick to have citizens bear the brunt of the cost of his programs and pet projects, such as the 140 million dollars to DePaul University while Chicagoans struggle with parking fines, red light/speed camera fines, ever increasing utility fees and property tax increases.

  • EP6

    rogerparker, You want to talk about benefits, let's talk about Emanuel's benefits. Like when he earned 16 million dollars in 2 years as an investment banker even though he hardly had any experience in that field. Oh wait a minute, he did have experience in that field, kinda, like when...

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    rogerparker, You want to talk about benefits, let's talk about Emanuel's benefits. Like when he earned 16 million dollars in 2 years as an investment banker even though he hardly had any experience in that field. Oh wait a minute, he did have experience in that field, kinda, like when he was a well paid director of scandal plagued Fredie Mac, which again was a job his resume was really not suited for. But hey with his connections the world is your oyster. Only trouble is, his connections aren't doing much for Chicago, although they certainly are fattening his recently 30 million dollar campaign war chest! Garcia's connection pales in comparison to Emanuel's connections. For more about them read:

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/02/rahm_emanuel_2.html

  • Mr Garcia is the focus of Chicago voters dissatisfaction with Blue dog Dems. He, like former U.S. Representative Michael Patrick Flanagan,is in the right place at the right time.

3 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Medicine cabinet makeover

Two months ago I ordered some essential oils from Young Living and since then there is no single day I wouldn't be completely WOWed by how they work. I started reading a lot about them, thinking I must be in a placebo mode, because they work instantly for many issues.. The more I read, the more amazed I was..
This morning my son woke up with terrible stomach issues, I was ready to leave him home, but decided to try...

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Two months ago I ordered some essential oils from Young Living and since then there is no single day I wouldn't be completely WOWed by how they work. I started reading a lot about them, thinking I must be in a placebo mode, because they work instantly for many issues.. The more I read, the more amazed I was..
This morning my son woke up with terrible stomach issues, I was ready to leave him home, but decided to try the oils.. Guess what - 2 minutes later he was as good as new.
I used to have daily headaches (4-6 pain killers/day). I haven't used any since beginning of February (when I started the oils).
I just lost 15 lbs (!!!) of stubborn post-baby weight..
I have so many examples to share because I am just amazed how easily it was to remove the medicine from my household since I started using those therapeutic grade essential oils.
Let me know if you want more information - I will be more than happy to give you what I have, because I feel like it would be completely unfair to keep it for myself.

  • Sorry, Avast, I don't sell the oils. I am using them because I really hated what the over the counter medications were doing to me and thought I should share what I know. Looks like all I got here was bunch of accusations and lost my interest in helping out, since people apparently are more determined to criticized someone rather than saying 'thank you'.

  • I do find anecdotal evidence and testimonials as the best way to treat any medical problem. (Sarcasm) This post is completely unsolicited as well as pointless. I think a visit to Quackwatch.com is in order.

36 hours ago

Updated 36 hours ago

We made Fox News!

Fox 32 and the folks of Good Day Chicago interviewed us at our gym on Monday in Portage Park!

Check it out!

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/Clip/11267212/exploring-chicago-chicago-muay-thai-studio-in-portage-park#

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3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Jefferson Park Special Service Area

I got an email today from JPNA, which was a forward from the JP Chamber of Commerce, about a survey being conducted to explore a Special Service Area. There's not a lot of information available, but this comes directly from the original email:

"SSAs are local tax districts that fund enhanced services and programs, which are paid for by an additional property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through...

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I got an email today from JPNA, which was a forward from the JP Chamber of Commerce, about a survey being conducted to explore a Special Service Area. There's not a lot of information available, but this comes directly from the original email:

"SSAs are local tax districts that fund enhanced services and programs, which are paid for by an additional property tax levy within contiguous areas. The enhanced services and programs are in addition to those currently provided through or by the City of Chicago."

I have no general issue with the concept. IMO we'd be better off generally with more SSAs and fewer TIFs.

I just find it very odd that this is being talked about in the midst of such a heated runoff election where so many people who are speaking up seem to be loudly opposed to any kind of positive development in the area.

If I had a vote, I wouldn't today approve an SSA, because I believe a lot of people would actively try to block a lot of their work. It's ironic that I found out about this survey from JPNA, because JPNA seems especially dead set on not listening to new ideas. One of the side effects of this ugly election is that it's made me feel like talking about improving Lawrence/Milwaukee is a waste of time because there's such hostility. I'm certainly not alone in that respect.

I'd like to see some positive things happen at Lawrence/Austin and I think an SSA could definitely contribute to that and that there's a lot of potential for bringing in the community to talk through what other couple of businesses we'd like to see and working to bring them in. But I'd really want to see signs that any positive work wouldn't just be sabotaged by people who *want* their property values to stay *down* because they hate the prospect of higher taxes more than they like the prospect of the neighborhood improving.

  • Dennis 28 year Jefferson Park resident

    "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."--George Bernard Shaw

  • Nice quote. Dennis.

Mar 13

Updated 39 hours ago

DRUNK LOL

A drunk gets up from the bar and heads for the bathroom. A few minutes later, a loud, blood curdling scream is heard from the bathroom. A few minutes after that, another loud scream reverberates through the bar.

The bartender goes into the bathroom to investigate why the drunk is screaming. "What's all the screaming about in there? You're scaring the customers!"

"I'm just sitting here on the toilet and every time I try to flush, something comes up and squeezes the hell out of my testicles."

With that, the bartender opens the door, looks in and says..."You idiot! You're sitting on the mop bucket…..

  • After three years of marriage, Kim was still questioning her husband about his lurid past.

    "C'mon, tell me," she asked for the thousandth time, "how many women have you slept with?"

    "Baby," he protested, "if I told you, you'd throw a fit".

    Kim promised she wouldn't get angry, and convinced her hubby to tell her.

    "Okay," he said, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven - then there's you - nine, ten, 11, 12, 13..."

  • Holy cow Frederick... Tears ( of laughter) are streaming down my face!! I really needed a good laugh!! Thanks for always readily supplying us with the awesome jokes!

  • Frederick Jakubowski live near Gunnison and Nagle

    Your welcome, glad it made you smile.

Sep 05

Updated 45 hours ago

A Trojan Horse Comes to Jefferson Park

While 45th Ward Alderman promises his "Pedestrian Street" designation will limit curb cuts and prevent strip malls, he doesn't clearly define what the trade-off is with such a legal designation as "Pedestrian Street". The trade-off could include efficiency apartments of less than 200 square feet, and with greatly reduced parking requirements that come with the "Pedestrian Street" designation.
www.jeffersonparkfreepress.com

Mar 13

Updated 2 days ago

45th Ward aldermanic debate is set for Tuesday

45th Ward aldermanic debate is at 7:30 pm Tuesday, March 17, at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence, free parking, one block from Jefferson Park Blue Line stop. Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader will moderate. The candidates are John Arena and John Garrido, a rematch of 2011.

  • Loulu Me

    Anna I am sorry for you to have been dragged into this mess. You tell her to leave you out of it, and she still won't believe you. She once claimed I was someone I am not, although she never contacted me directly or spoke to me. Just that "someone"...

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    Anna I am sorry for you to have been dragged into this mess. You tell her to leave you out of it, and she still won't believe you. She once claimed I was someone I am not, although she never contacted me directly or spoke to me. Just that "someone" messaged her and told her it was so. I guess I was 'lucky' in that when I told her I was not she decided to believe me. (I myself prefer not to assume who is behind a name, and often wonder why others are so sure of who is behind a name.)

  • SPIROS 85 CAPTAIN A2

    This line is getting boring!!!!

Mar 19

Updated 2 days ago

Exciting projects and developments are taking place in the 45th Ward!

We have many of them on display at the ward office, or you can head over to ward45.org/business/economic-development/current-projects/ and learn more about each project!

4901 W Irving Park Rd | Eris Brewery & Cider House | Gladstone Plaza | Condor Development | Irving - Avondale - Keeler Development | Jefferson Park Transit Center | Nick Cave Studios

Onward and Upward!

Jul 25

Updated 2 days ago

New boutique in Jefferson Park opens Saturday

I AM TRENDII Boutique opens this Saturday, July 26, from 10 am to 6 pm at 4760 N. Milwaukee Ave. (located just south of Lawrence). The store's ad from Nadig Newspapers is in included in this post. Please mention that you saw the ad. After you visit the store, please stop by JEFF FEST at the park, 4822 N. Long Ave.

  • This is such a lovely store! I have bought so many cute things to add to my wardrobe! I will be back!

2 days ago

Get ready to vote!

Check out this video and see where 45th ward aldermanic candidates Ald. John Arena and John Garrido stand on local issues: http://ow.ly/KKyYm.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Cable / Internet Advice?

We finished renovations to our house and just moved back in. I'd like your advice. We bought a new connected TV, so I've been looking at TV choices in our area (DirecTV, Dish, Comcast & AT&T for some). I wanted to share a free site my brother told me about: www.10channels.com. It let us choose the TV channels we want, then the site found packages with these channels in Millbrae — all for less than we're paying now. Changing will...

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We finished renovations to our house and just moved back in. I'd like your advice. We bought a new connected TV, so I've been looking at TV choices in our area (DirecTV, Dish, Comcast & AT&T for some). I wanted to share a free site my brother told me about: www.10channels.com. It let us choose the TV channels we want, then the site found packages with these channels in Millbrae — all for less than we're paying now. Changing will save money.

We had a Comcast bundle before but are thinking using AT&T internet and DirecTV. If we switch we'll save about $50/month. We also bought an antenna. Have any of you tried satellite TV or AT&T or an antenna? All ideas are welcome.

Mar 17

Updated 2 days ago

  • @Maria...what the Dept Aviation said can change. The Dept has already changed from earlier statements on things like noise monitors. Public pressure causes change.

  • SPIROS 85 CAPTAIN A2

    Yeh this summer at portage you wont know if its a gunshot or a gang flying overhead...

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Where can I buy BBQ Wood pellets around here? Also, Any smoker recipes you'd like to share?

Hey guys!

Our 11 year anniversary is just around the corner, and the traditional gift is steel, so my husband (the awesome man that he is) finally got around to getting me that smoker that I've been wanting! The smoker is a Traeger Junior Elite, so it uses wood pellets rather than actual wood. I looked around online, and couldn't find anywhere around here that sells wood pellets for smokers. I ended up ordering the Traeger brand pellets from Amazon,...

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Hey guys!

Our 11 year anniversary is just around the corner, and the traditional gift is steel, so my husband (the awesome man that he is) finally got around to getting me that smoker that I've been wanting! The smoker is a Traeger Junior Elite, so it uses wood pellets rather than actual wood. I looked around online, and couldn't find anywhere around here that sells wood pellets for smokers. I ended up ordering the Traeger brand pellets from Amazon, but $25 for 20 lbs of pellets is going to get expensive really fast.

Does anyone around here have a wood pellet smoker? Where do you buy your pellets from?

Also, does anyone around the neighborhood do any smoking? I'd love to hear some recipes! I have a feeling I'll be trying to smoke anything that I can fit into the contraption for awhile LOL.

Thanks!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Community Meeting - Renovation of Gladstone Plaza

The renovation of the long-derelict Gladstone Plaza, Northwest Highway and Foster, continues. The owners, ReVision Group, are recruiting more tenants to join ImmediateMD in the plaza.

ReVision plans for bring a quick-service restaurant and a retail store to the location. However, to do so, they will need to change the zoning from M1-1 to B3-1.

I'll host a meeting on the proposed zoning change at 7 pm Tuesday, March 31, at Hitch School, 5625 N. McVicker (enter through the back). I hope you'll join me there.

  • Didn't it have multiple retail tenants before? I noticed the new zoning allows residential too. Are they building up at all? That would be rather odd.

  • And you would know odd.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

  • I know, but he must literally have no life to be posting inside jokes to himself and what I suspect is one or two other neighbors. They should all get together and have a BBQ instead.

  • You amateur Nancy Drews couldn't find your own toes. The Kenji personas are easily identifiable, both in style and content. The Greek of the Glen is a free agent.

3 days ago

St. Constance Summer Camp Back By Popular Demand

Summer camp for 4-12 yr olds from Tuesday, June 16- Friday, August 7, 2015. New location at St. Rosalie Parish 6750 West Montrose Avenue - temporary for 2015 due to renovations at St. Constance. Visit us at http://www.scsummercamp.weebly.com. Weekly field trips, presentations, games, sports, art activities, special lunches, and a lot of fun. Great, experienced staff and excellent supervision. Accepting registrations now!

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chuy For Mayor!

Rahm Emanuel is a multimillionaire, suburban born and bred arrogant, elitist who no more cares about Chicago, it's citizens, employees and least it's retirees than the man in the moon. He'll have moved on in 4 years leaving a path of destruction in his place while enhancing his reputation on the national stage. He already is eliminating health insurance for retirees and if the courts allow it his next target will be the pensions of thousands and thousands of workers....

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Rahm Emanuel is a multimillionaire, suburban born and bred arrogant, elitist who no more cares about Chicago, it's citizens, employees and least it's retirees than the man in the moon. He'll have moved on in 4 years leaving a path of destruction in his place while enhancing his reputation on the national stage. He already is eliminating health insurance for retirees and if the courts allow it his next target will be the pensions of thousands and thousands of workers. Mayor Daley destroyed the financial solvency of this city and Emanuel has done nothing but dig a deeper hole. Through back room deals he give millions of City money to his fat cat billionaire friends and proposes to give 1 billion dollars to DePaul University to fund the building of a new arena, while he bleeds the citizens dry with red light cameras, skyrocketing parking fees and soon I'm sure, huge property tax increases

  • TeamGarrido tries these same rumors for the fourth, fifth, sixth time?
    Are the TeamGarrido All-Stars tiring of being asked to repeatedly lie?

  • I like Rahm, He's been there for me when I needed him.

Mar 13

Updated 3 days ago

Lowering my cable tv bill.

We could use your advice. We've been paying almost $180 for TV & Internet together through cable. I've been asking friends and neighbors to see who they use for service.

My sister shared a site she found through ND that recommends the right TV service based on channels you want:www.10channels.com. It's telling me a bundle from AT&T would be $50 less each month for the next year. The Internet speed looks fast. There's another good offer from DIRECT if we want a satellite.

Before I call, has anybody tried AT&T or a satellite? If so, how is the connection and speed?

  • SPIRO 104 lieutendant

    Haha betsey get out of the laundry room!!! Your bocus comments are irrelevant. .dont stick your beek in my talks with people!!!!

  • My hate with Comcast has to do with their customer service as well as their awful hardware. I just can't go with them for cable. The DVRs are garbage. DirecTV is superior. However, I do have Comcast for Internet because they flat out provide the best speeds in the area. AT&T can't come close.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Windy City Music Theatre to re-open Jefferson theater as playhouse.

The site of the first movie theater in Jefferson Park will return to its roots next month when the Jefferson Playhouse opens inside the 100-year-old building at 4766 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Windy City Music Theatre, formerly Youth Company Chicago, has signed a long-term lease for the site and has been renovating the building since January. The performance center, which will include a lobby, a concessions counter and dressing rooms, will have 77 seats, about 200 fewer than when the Jefferson Theater, a silent film house, operated there.

http://nadignewspapers.com/…/windy-city-music-theatre-to-r…/
http://youthcompanychicago.org

  • This is such a neighborhood jewel! My son did their camp last summer and had an amazing experience and we continue to go see every show they produce.

    I just noticed their crowd-funding to get their new theater up and running if anybody wants to support their efforts with a donation:
    http://www.gofundme.com/ycc-new-theatre

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4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

  • MSQ,
    Far from your 40th Ward home? Patrick O'Connor votes with Mayor 1% 90% of the time, another rubber stamp for Rahm. Even though you post relatively infrequently, I'm guessing that you know what "motivated by politics" means in your ST link.

    "The lawsuit is politically motivated and the accusations...

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    MSQ,
    Far from your 40th Ward home? Patrick O'Connor votes with Mayor 1% 90% of the time, another rubber stamp for Rahm. Even though you post relatively infrequently, I'm guessing that you know what "motivated by politics" means in your ST link.

    "The lawsuit is politically motivated and the accusations are without merit, said Joanna Klonsky, a spokeswoman for Arena.

    "This effort to score cheap political points harkens back to a kind of old Chicago politics that we should all have moved forward from by now," Klonsky said.

    Neither Przyby nor her attorney, Sean Baker, returned phone messages Thursday afternoon."
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150116/jefferson-park/ald-arena-pushed-poked-woman-wearing-rivals-campaign-button-suit-claims

    Our 45th ward candidate, a police lieutenant who is also an attorney, Mr Garrido, has quite the history of spurious lawsuits.

  • Well the police and State's Attorney dropped the matter, so what do you think? And the fact that a group of people were there but no one corroborates her lie?

  • But that doesn't stop TeamGarrido from soliciting assistance from Mayor 1%'s floor leader's surrogate, MayorSQ, from dredging Mr Garrido's politically motivated stunts up again.

    Facts be damned, TeamGarrido is campaigning.

Mar 11

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What does John Garrido say about Profitized Public Education?

Copernicus re Profitized Public Education

Question: What is your view of charter schools?

Garrido: "Do we have any teachers in the audience tonight? A few? OK. The CTU has been out there promoting that I'm a big supporter of charter schools. That is absolutely not true. I've never said that I was ...it's in print. I do not support the expansion of charter schools. I believe that we have to work on our neighborhood schools. There's administrative costs at the...

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Copernicus re Profitized Public Education

Question: What is your view of charter schools?

Garrido: "Do we have any teachers in the audience tonight? A few? OK. The CTU has been out there promoting that I'm a big supporter of charter schools. That is absolutely not true. I've never said that I was ...it's in print. I do not support the expansion of charter schools. I believe that we have to work on our neighborhood schools. There's administrative costs at the upper echelon that are very difficult to determine where that money is going. We spend about $14,000 per student in a school and only $6,200 of that actually makes it to the classroom. The other $7,800 are for administration. It's the administration costs that are too high, not that the...the problem is not with the teachers and their salaries. We need to make sure and see where all this money is and redirect it so it's to the students, so the resources are there in our neighborhood schools. There's not much evidence out there that the charter schools actually do much better. There's a lot of things we can do, bring up as far as how we should monitor the charter schools as they currently exist. They operate unchecked as of right now."

Now, after Mr Garrido's response, do you know if answered the question:
What is your view of charter schools?

What does John Garrido say?
I never said I was a big supporter of charters. (Are you a small
supporter?)
I do not support expansion of charters. (That wasn't the question)
Deflect to CPS administrative costs for the majority of the response.

Acknowledge the question then pivot? Done.
Anybody have a clarity on this question? No.
Mission accomplished.

  • And between 6:00 and 6:25 p.m. on 3/21/2015, Miss Colleen disappears her post, cited above,from the JPNA FB page. How disingenuous.

    So she doesn't post here on EB very much any longer but the TeamGarrido monitoring goes on.

  • And for MSQ, our newly interested party in the 45th ward, from Ald O'Connor's 40th:

    "When the story broke last week that Juan Rangel’s United Neighborhood Organization funneled $98 million dollars in state grants to friends and relatives of higher ups in the organization, Patrick O’Connor, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s aldermanic floor leader said, “Nothing being reported means they’ve done anything illegal or improper. It might sound crude, but it’s kind of like picking your nose in public. It looks bad. It’s not classy. But it’s not illegal.”

    https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/in-chicago-98-million-in-charter-school-graft-is-like-picking-your-nose/

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