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Election 2015: 25th Ward Aldermanic candidates discuss the issues

25th Ward candidates for alderman will meet today with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board to discuss issues impacting the ward on the Lower West Side.
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Tri-taylor neighborhood west of Western Avenue

Hi all! Just looking to see what peoples experiences have been living west of western (one block). Is it safe to walk in the evening hours? Do you guys feel safe? Or is there a real threat of robbery?
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Living west of western avenue? Thoughts

Hi all! Just looking to see what peoples experiences have been living west of western (one block); between Harrison and Polk. Is it safe to walk in the evening hours? Do you guys feel safe? Or is there a real threat of robbery?
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  • Project North Lawndale Why are the W.Side Alderman Paid for NOTHING?

    Its just as safe as wicker park, lincoln park or ukraine village. There are working class folks who are professors, drs, teachers.. Im not sure what "safety" issues you are pertaining to but your chances of being robbed are about the same as other areas. Use the "i live in...

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    Its just as safe as wicker park, lincoln park or ukraine village. There are working class folks who are professors, drs, teachers.. Im not sure what "safety" issues you are pertaining to but your chances of being robbed are about the same as other areas. Use the "i live in a big city" common sense tactic and you will be just fine. Still concerned? Drive in the area during several different times.. Morning, noon, night.... Still feeling unsafe, you can go to cloout neighborhood with rent prices to match so that you feel like you are fitting in. Good luck 😒

  • That's where I live. I've never had an issue, never felt unsafe. Lots of families living around here. It's just like anywhere else in the city- there's crime. I just try to be smart about not putting myself in harm's way.

  • Thank you both for your response. I consider myself a street smarts type of woman, and am aware that crime can happen anywhere. I really like the location- and the proximity to things like public trans, e-way and my job :)
    I wanted to get some insight from real residents.
    Thank you.

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Police Issue Alert After Dual Near West Side Carjackings

The carjackings happened at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of West Taylor, then again at 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Congress Parkway, authorities said.

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The carjackings happened at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of West Taylor, then again at 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Congress Parkway, authorities said.

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Police warn of armed carjackings in Lawndale

Both attacks happened Tuesday evening, police said in a community alert. The first attack happened about 5:05 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Taylor Street. The second attack happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Congress Parkway.

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Both attacks happened Tuesday evening, police said in a community alert. The first attack happened about 5:05 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Taylor Street. The second attack happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Congress Parkway.

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Police warn of armed carjackings on Near West Side

The carjackings happened at 5:05 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Taylor, then again at 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Congress Parkway, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

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The carjackings happened at 5:05 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Taylor, then again at 5:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Congress Parkway, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

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This Near West Side Parcel Is About to Get 127 Green Units

The mostly vacant 5-plus-acre site of the former Metro Place, near Roosevelt Road and Western Avenue, will be reborn as Eco Square with 150 houses, town homes, and condos.

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Presidential Library

Several months ago, I proposed that North Lawndale campaign to get the Barack Obama Presidential Library located here. That idea was quickly dismissed because Hyde Park seemed like THE logical place for it. There is a serious discussion about why it should NOT be at (or maybe even near?) the University of Chicago. Think of what a presidential library could do for our neighborhood. Take a look at this interview from channel 11. http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/06/26/u-c-prof-obamas-library-should-stay-away

If you agree, now is the time to start campaigning for its placement here.

  • Can we get a national campaign going for the west side? There are "North Lawndales" all over the country that are overlooked. This can help change focus. Here is what I'm sending to all of my out of town contacts.

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    Can we get a national campaign going for the west side? There are "North Lawndales" all over the country that are overlooked. This can help change focus. Here is what I'm sending to all of my out of town contacts.

    I am trying to get support for a project which can have national significance. There are campaigns going on to get President Obama's presidential library built near the University of Chicago's campus (south side of the city). The Obama's have many ties to that area so people tend to conclude that that is where it will be.
    However, the west side of Chicago tends to be the poorer area. It is also an old area of the city. It is where Dr King moved to and lived in 1966 to make a difference. However, after his assasination, the area sank deeper into dysfunction.
    President Obama has been inextricably linked with Dr. King. What a public and permanent sign of honor and respect to help fulfill Dr. King's mission here on the westside of Chicago.
    Imagine the impact that could make on depressed areas all over the country. Think of how much history could be preserved. We need suggestions, email and letter writing campaigns from across the country asking the Obama's to consider placing his presidential library on the west side of Chicago.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8953440

  • Daniel, I was looking at some old postings. I like the way you think. If you have not already, please join our Facebook page:
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A Guide to Chicago Pizza: From Deep-Dish to Tavern-Style and Beyond

Where to get it: Impallaria Bakery, 2952 S. Wallace Ave; D'Amatos, 1124 W. Grand Ave.; Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St.

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Where to get it: Pizano's, Lou Malnati's; Gino's East, Bartoli's, 1955 W. Addison St.; and Pizzeria Uno, 29 E. Ohio St.

Where to get it: Pizano's, Lou Malnati's; Gino's East, Bartoli's, 1955 W. Addison St.; and Pizzeria Uno, 29 E. Ohio St.

Where to get it: Bacino's, 2204 N. Lincoln Ave.; Giordano's; Nancy's, 3970 N. Elston Ave.; and Phil's Pizza D'Oro, 5800 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Where to get it: Bacino's, 2204 N. Lincoln Ave.; Giordano's; Nancy's, 3970 N. Elston Ave.; and Phil's Pizza D'Oro, 5800 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Where to get it: Bacino's, 2204 N. Lincoln Ave.; Giordano's; Nancy's, 3970 N. Elston Ave.; and Phil's Pizza D'Oro, 5800 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Where to get it: Pequod’s, 2207 N. Clybourn Ave.; Connie's Pizza; Medici, 1327 E. 57th St.

Where to get it: Pequod’s, 2207 N. Clybourn Ave.; Connie's Pizza; Medici, 1327 E. 57th St.

His restaurant at 11060 S. Western Ave. switched to hand-rolled pizza dough seven months ago. The goal was to keep the pizza as thin as possible without drying out or burning in the oven — a consistent problem with the old crust.

Where to get it: Fox’s Restaurant & Pub, 9956 S. Western Ave., Vito & Nick's Pizzeria, 8433 S. Pulaski Road, Barraco's Restaurant, Pizza and Catering, 3047...

...to get it: Fox’s Restaurant & Pub, 9956 S. Western Ave., Vito & Nick's Pizzeria, 8433 S. Pulaski Road, Barraco's Restaurant, Pizza and Catering, 3047 W. 111th St.; Italian Fiesta, 1400 E. 47th...

...Ave., Vito & Nick's Pizzeria, 8433 S. Pulaski Road, Barraco's Restaurant, Pizza and Catering, 3047 W. 111th St.; Italian Fiesta, 1400 E. 47th St., 1919 E. 71st St and 8058 S. Halsted St...

...S. Pulaski Road, Barraco's Restaurant, Pizza and Catering, 3047 W. 111th St.; Italian Fiesta, 1400 E. 47th St., 1919 E. 71st St and 8058 S. Halsted St.; Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave...

...s Restaurant, Pizza and Catering, 3047 W. 111th St.; Italian Fiesta, 1400 E. 47th St., 1919 E. 71st St and 8058 S. Halsted St.; Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave.; Pat’s, 2679 N...

...3047 W. 111th St.; Italian Fiesta, 1400 E. 47th St., 1919 E. 71st St and 8058 S. Halsted St.; Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave.; Pat’s, 2679 N. Lincoln Ave.; Marie’s Pizza...

...1400 E. 47th St., 1919 E. 71st St and 8058 S. Halsted St.; Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave.; Pat’s, 2679 N. Lincoln Ave.; Marie’s Pizza and Liquors, 4127 W. Lawrence Ave...

...71st St and 8058 S. Halsted St.; Flo & Santos, 1310 S. Wabash Ave.; Pat’s, 2679 N. Lincoln Ave.; Marie’s Pizza and Liquors, 4127 W. Lawrence Ave.; and Leona's Restaurant with six...

...1310 S. Wabash Ave.; Pat’s, 2679 N. Lincoln Ave.; Marie’s Pizza and Liquors, 4127 W. Lawrence Ave.; and Leona's Restaurant with six locations throughout Chicago...

Where to get it: Impallaria Bakery, 2952 S. Wallace Ave; D'Amatos, 1124 W. Grand Ave.; Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St.

Where to get it: Impallaria Bakery, 2952 S. Wallace Ave; D'Amatos, 1124 W. Grand Ave.; Ferrara Bakery, 2210 W. Taylor St.

...gonna go big, don’t screw around. Order a breaded steak pizza from Ricobene’s, 252 W. 26th St. in Bridgeport, which marries the South Side restaurant’s famous breaded steak — hand trimmed cuts...

Where you can get it: Spacca Napoli, 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave.; Pizzeria da Nella, 1443 W. Fullerton Ave,; Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph St.; Pizza East, 113 N. Green St.

Where you can get it: Spacca Napoli, 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave.; Pizzeria da Nella, 1443 W. Fullerton Ave,; Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph St.; Pizza East, 113 N. Green St.

Where you can get it: Spacca Napoli, 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave.; Pizzeria da Nella, 1443 W. Fullerton Ave,; Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph St.; Pizza East, 113 N. Green St.

Where you can get it: Spacca Napoli, 1769 W. Sunnyside Ave.; Pizzeria da Nella, 1443 W. Fullerton Ave,; Nellcote, 833 W. Randolph St.; Pizza East, 113 N. Green St.

Available only at Lincoln Park's Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co. (2121 N. Clark St.) this dish is basically what it sounds like: Sicilian bread stuffed with cheese, sauce and classic pizza toppings. You can take the pies home frozen too.

But we can do it too, and do it well. Jimmy's Pizza Cafe, 5159 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square, serves up simple cheese slices just as good as any in Manhattan. (Their garlic knots are amazing too.)

Piece Brewery and Pizzeria, 1927 W. North Ave., does New Haven thin crust style impeccably.

And Roots Handmade Pizza, with one location at 1924 W. Chicago Ave. and two more on the way, made us fall in love with the Quad Cities-style that originated on the Illinois-Iowa border.

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Presidential Library Complaint

I’ve recently heard complaints that the University of Chicago (U of C) should not have a do-over with its bid. The argument is that everybody’s bid response was due on December 11, 2014 and that those bids should stand as-is. My understanding of the process is that after receiving the responses, the Foundation would contact the bidders for additional information and to clear up any concerns. I don’t think U of C should be disqualified because they don’t own any...

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I’ve recently heard complaints that the University of Chicago (U of C) should not have a do-over with its bid. The argument is that everybody’s bid response was due on December 11, 2014 and that those bids should stand as-is. My understanding of the process is that after receiving the responses, the Foundation would contact the bidders for additional information and to clear up any concerns. I don’t think U of C should be disqualified because they don’t own any of the land that they are proposing. I think they should have never proposed Chicago’s parkland in the first place. That should help U of C lose, not disqualify them. I’m not looking for anyone’s disqualification. I do expect the process to be based on merits. On that basis, North Lawndale would prevail. I have faith in our site and the Foundation’s process. http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/news/the-barack-obama-foundation-releases-request-for-qualifications

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for sharing that, Sel. Who is the "they" you mentioned in your statement above?

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    "They" are the North Lawndale Adult Transitional Center. They didn't literally say it; that was me using my literary creativity and stuff, but I have the juice to make it happen.

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