32 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Job Hunting

Would like to know my neighbors' experiences on job search websites that they found successful. I don't know how successful monsters, career builders and indeed are in job searches. Any suggestions would be appreciated thank you so much.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Indeed.com or simplyhired.com will comb through the job boards for you. You will probably have better luck with networking events.This is probably the best source for job-search advice http://www.humanworkplace.com/

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    I agree with Robin - networking of any kind is a far better use of your time than dealing with job boards. Also, don't neglect to have an up-to-date presence on LinkedIn.

4 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Chuy is about to be torpedoed right out of the water. LOL.

  • But he would protect that fat pension you always brag about. When Rahm kills your pension and Rauner kills your tenure we will laugh and laugh.

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2 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Local Goods Chicago on morning show today!

A Local Goods Chicago segment was filmed live this morning here in Edgebrook. Here's a link to the video clip:

http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/local-goods-chicago

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Talk about pandering

Well that's enough of me talking about me, I will stop and let you talk about me.

And silly me I thought the two mailers a day that have been stuffed into my mail box everyday. Funny thing is not one of the mailers touts any single positive thing that has been brought into the ward, only finger pointing and name calling.

“Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.”
― Shannon L. Alder

  • Chuck,

    I think that the Mayor's office forced the timing of the Milwaukee Av CSP expressly to affect the election. And I wouldn't be surprised if the Mayor gave Garrido a running start with prior notice.

    Are there any "best" districts under the current CPD manpower levels?

  • I do not know city wide manpower levels but I do know there are better places to work.

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4 days ago

First construction on Lane Tech campus in 60 years

In 2014, the William Howard Taft High School at 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Norwood Park on the Far North Side received a major renovation involving window and lintel replacement, tuck pointing and parapet wall renovation and repair of interior walls and ceilings.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

A $50-million renovation of Lane Tech College Prep High School, 2501 W. Addison St., is scheduled to begin April 1 and continue through early 2017.

The leafy, 30-acre Lane Tech campus and its castle-like clock tower has been a landmark at Addison St. and Western Ave. in the Roscoe Village neighborhood since the school opened in September of 1934.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Vote for new Cubs Song!

Help Norwood Park neighbor win! Vote for his song #EverybodyLovesTheCubs
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5 days ago

Be a Norwood Park Scholar!

Your child graduating this year? You could be eligible to win a $500 scholarship from the Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce.
For more details visit
http://www.norwoodpark.org

5 days ago

Mar 22

Updated Mar 25

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.

Mar 25

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Mar 24

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.

Mar 20

Updated Mar 23

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 22

Updated Mar 22

  • 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.

  • Avast

    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 22

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Mar 20

Updated Mar 22

Volunteer for Chuy Garcia

Are you fed up with our multi-millionaire, elitist mayor and his taking care care of his billionaire fat cat friends while he continually sucks money from the rest of us through fees from red light cameras, skyrocketing parking rates, or wanting to give 1 billion dollars to private DePaul University to build an arena?

Well if you've had enough of our out of touch mayor, then please join me in campaigning for Chuy Garcia in the 41st Ward. Spend an hour or more either working a phone bank for Chuy or meeting with citizens by distributing pamphlets about Chuy's plans to take Chicago out of downtown and bring it back to the neighborhoods.

Peggy

  • don't forget to mention that since Ram has been in office water bills have doubled, municipal tax on gas and elec. have gone up, new tax on phones, parking fees and ticket fees have gone up. What is he doing with all that money.
    No mention yet of a firm plan to fix pensions.

  • Pay attention, people. Our mayor has been pushing for water meters, which has cut our water bill by more than half. Try it!!!

Mar 21

Correction to an earlier post regarding Rahm Emanuel.

The amount of City money that Emanuel is providing regarding the DePaul project is $140 million not $1 billion.

Mar 21

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Mar 19

Flea Market

The Portage Park Sr. Center is having a Flea Market Friday, March 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Location 4100 N. Long, inside the Park. Parking available at Berteau & Linder. Box Lunches - $1.00

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Mar 16

Updated Mar 18

What are the rules about an Alderman using City Vehicles to Campaign?

Does anyone know the laws about an Alderman using a city vehicle driven by a city employee to get to a political event? This video appears to show Alderman Mary O'Connor arriving at the Northwest Side Irish Parade in a City Vehicle driven by a City Employee. Did tax payers pay for the gas or the employees time? Does anyone know if she broke the law here?

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

  • Interesting how this very same topic was also on facebook on the 41st Ward citizens blog. Also on the blog was the topic about Napolitano using city equipment for political purposes all because he has a picture on his mailer of himself in his CFD uniform in front of a fire engine. The owner of the page didn't like that I disagreed with his/her take on either so called abuse of city property and has blocked me from commenting on any more posts.

  • Your question should be did Rahm get driven to a parade by a team of much higher paid city employees? And in a very expensive city vehicle? At least in this case the city employee was already working the parade and probably picked her up close by in the ward. Not a big deal and i am sure not an ethics violation. Worry about the important things will ya. By the way i am a supporter of her opponent.

Mar 18

Jefferson Park Sunday Market Volunteer meeting

Our next volunteer meeting will be held Wednesday March 25, 6:30p.m., at
the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 West Giddings, in the basement.
This meeting will be followed immediately by the JPNA meeting at 7pm. More info aton the market at www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com and the neighborhood association at www.jpna.net

Mar 18

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Mar 06

Updated Mar 10

What does John Garrido say about attracting business?

Copernicus re Attracting Business
Question: What can an alderman do to attract more business to the ward?

Garrido: For decades in this ward,businesses come and businesses go. And you've seen mailer after mailer, 80 new businesses that the alderman single-handedly brought into the ward, brought into the community. But you can drive up and down Milwaukee Avenue and you see empty storefront after empty storefront. Now, we've asked repeatedly, we'd liike to seethe list of these 80 businesses and maybe...

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Copernicus re Attracting Business
Question: What can an alderman do to attract more business to the ward?

Garrido: For decades in this ward,businesses come and businesses go. And you've seen mailer after mailer, 80 new businesses that the alderman single-handedly brought into the ward, brought into the community. But you can drive up and down Milwaukee Avenue and you see empty storefront after empty storefront. Now, we've asked repeatedly, we'd liike to seethe list of these 80 businesses and maybe he has one, maybe he doesn't. But, I've got a list of over 200 businesses that have left the ward since he's taken office. Again, you can drive around yourself and see. So, maybe he has a list of 80 businesses that he's going to try to rattle off, but where are
they? Because we've got a lot of empty storefronts. We need to do is do a better job at marketing our community. We need to work together with our Chambers of Commerce and our neighborhood organizations, have a monthly roundtable meeting, to to implement that plan of marketing. And, also, we need to have an experienced Business Development Liaison in our office that will work with these businesses that come in the ward and help retain them. Having businesses just come and go as a natural ebb and flow, well, then nothing's changed. We need to figure out how to keep these businesses here and help them to stay.

Now, after Mr Garrido's response, do you know if answered the question:
What can an alderman do to attract more business to the ward?

What does John Garrido say?
We need...to meet, with chambers, with associations,
Hire an experienced Business Development Liaison
We need to figure out...

Acknowledge the question then pivot? Done.
Anybody have a clarity on this question? No, what can an *alderman* do
Mission accomplished.

  • Dennis 28 year Jefferson Park resident

    Good question, PAC. A litigious opportunist?

  • Chuck,
    Getting shot happened before his political career, he jsut tells the story.
    Do you comment on SCC?
    How did a CPD chase end up at the Elgin Toll Plaza.
    Convenient ignorance re 7-11

    Dennis,
    Mr Garrido seems to have a history of quixotic lawsuits.
    Opportunism seems consistent with his pandering style.

Mar 09

Lost and found

Finding piles of dog droppings now that the snow is melting. I wonder if the owners of these realize they can find them now. I know a few of these people from witnessing their losses from my window. I'll be seeing them soon to remind them..the famous lines will come out..."it's not my dog", " I always pick up"... Lol.. ok

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