Jul 19

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Why are the 21st Ward Interested Parties for Alderman Scared to Address the 87th Street Situation

It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the...

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It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the west and another one that runs from the Ryan to Cottage Grove on the East.. So I guess the 21st ward doesn't start until Halsted and runs West for election purposes because these same individuals were silent on the Concepts Charter- Clay Evans debacle.

Do any of you have some courage to refute me?

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    Refute you ?? You keep articulating the same small misguided thinking, we get it, you hate bucket boys and "looking ghetto" !! And again I say,

    Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
    When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
    When I become Alderman...

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    Refute you ?? You keep articulating the same small misguided thinking, we get it, you hate bucket boys and "looking ghetto" !! And again I say,

    Candidates for aldermen are full of bright ideas, saying;
    When I become Alderman I'm going to fill these darn potholes!
    When I become Alderman I am going to clean this empty lot!
    When I become Alderman I am going to reopen the electrician class at Simeon!
    Really? How? These candidates speak as though their mere presence in City Hall with their bright ideas will make city council sit, bark and roll over! None of these candidates have offered a plan to make their bright ideas REALITY, but it's not their fault.

    These candidates are only doing what they have seen work for Alderman, after Alderman, after Alderman for decades. Offer bright ideas, get in front of cameras and profess your outrage, create a headline and YOU, CC of C will vote for them.
    The only way to make things happen in City Hall is to organize the votes in your community into a voting bloc! This is the only thing City Hall fears, respects and reacts to, other than dollars. The truly powerful aldermen know this. The truly powerful aldermen know that if they organize and direct the votes in their wards, department heads will listen, mayors will listen, state representatives will listen, and not only do they listen, but they move when that voting bloc says move.

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    Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward...

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    Alderman Burke picks up a phone and potholes get filled, he picks up a phone and debris gets removed from vacant lots. How did Alderman Burke get that type of power and influence in a Rahm Emmanuel administration? Alderman Burke organized and directed 87% of the votes in his ward AWAY from Rahm Emanuel. NOW, after exercising the POWER of that voting bloc, everybody listens!!

    Instead of doing the hard work of organizing a power base by organizing a voting bloc that will demand fear, respect and action, these candidates talk about their bright ideas and expect to enter city hall and ask better, or ask more forcefully, or ask the right person.

    *The state of our community is too critical for us to continue doing what we have always done*

    We must stop voting for bright ideas with no plan.
    We must stop voting for the person on television
    We must stop voting for our soror or fraternity brother
    We must stop voting to get election time gifts (contracts, streets fixed, seasonal jobs)

    We have an opportunity to take control of our city council, take control of our Board of Education and take control of our community, but only if we elect candidates citywide, that understand how to organize a community network, inform and mobilize the community into a power base, and how to use that Power base to make things happen.

    POWER not Permission
    Jeff Baker for Alderman
    www.BakerForAlderman.com

  • Clap Clap Clap, bravo for the speech. Ok, you are going to go into city hall and tell Rahm "he's going to give you the TIF Money", he's going to create jobs in your community, blah blah blah. Got to get elected first sport.

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1 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings

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The homicide happened at 12:43 a.m. , police said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street and found the man with a head wound, police said. Other details weren't immediately available.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the Little Village neighborhood about 9:15 p.m. He was wounded in the 4100 block of West 26th Street and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a leg wound. He's in good condition, police said.

Two 16-year-olds were shot in the legs about 12:02 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street, police said. A white van drove past and someone inside opened fire, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and are ins table condition, police said.

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Man charged in death of romantic rival; victim paralyzed, died year after shooting

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Man charged with murder of romantic rival

According to prosecutors, Maurice Wooden, 51, got into an argument with his live-in girlfriend in their apartment in the 9600 block of South Halsted Street on May 20, 2013.

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Victim's cousin to city: 'Be safe, be careful.'

White was shot in the 9600 block of South Sangamon Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood about 12:40 a.m. Monday, according to police. A 16-year-old boy standing with him on the sidewalk was hit in the leg and survived.

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But Scott thought she was safe as she sat outside her home in the 10900 block of South Throop Street at the end of the Fourth of July weekend, enjoying the weather and the steak tacos made by her cousin, Tonya Gunn.

Scott said her cousin had worked at the University of Chicago for more than 20 years, most recently in customer service.  She lived in the 400 block of W. 115th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood.

Cassius White, 19, of the 8200 block of South Dante Avenue, was pronounced dead at 5:54 a.m. Monday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Allen had been shot in the 3000 block of East 81st Street about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, police said. He had lived in the 3500 block of South State Street.

Jul 08

Toll of weekend violence rises with 2 more deaths

White was shot in the 9600 block of South Sangamon Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood about 12:40 a.m. Monday, according to police. A 16-year-old boy standing with him on the sidewalk was hit in the leg and survived.

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One of the men who died Monday was Cassius White, 19, of the 8200 block of South Dante Avenue. White was pronounced dead at 5:54 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Jul 07

Fourth of July Weekend Shootings Kill 11, Wound Almost 60 More Citywide

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Around 12:30 a.m. Monday, a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot  in the 10900 block of South Throop Street in Morgan Park.

And around 9:05 p.m. Sunday, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the 300 block of West 116th Street in West Pullman.

• Around 3:30 a.m. Monday, a 32-year-old man was shot in his buttocks while standing near South Halsted Street and West Jackson Boulevard on the Near West Side. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Alfaro said.

• Two people were shot in a drive-by in Grand Crossing around 1:25 a.m. Monday. The men were in the 7200 block of South Dobson Avenue when a light-colored SUV drove by and someone inside fired shots, Alfaro said.

• Around 1:10 a.m., Monday, a 24-year-old man was shot in his lower back while standing on a corner in the 1000 block of North Springfield Avenue in Humboldt Park. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger. The man was a documented gang member, Alfaro said.

• A 17-year-old man was taken to Christ Hospital after being shot in his leg in the 8700 block of South Morgan Avenue in Auburn Gresham. More information was not available, Alfaro said.

• Two people were shot in Auburn Gresham just minutes earlier. The two were in the 8400 block of South Loomis Boulevard in Auburn Gresham when shots were fired from a tan SUV, striking a 19-year-old man in his left arm and a 22-year-old man in his shoulder, Alfaro said.

• Around 8:20 p.m. Sunday, a 29-year-old man was shot in his left arm while standing in the 10100 block of South Emerald Avenue in Roseland. He was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition, Alfaro said.

• Around 8:45 p.m. Sunday, a 33-year-old man was shot in his hip and lower leg while standing in the 6500 block of South Hoyne Avenue in Englewood. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition, Alfaro said.

• Around 6 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot multiple times in the 7200 block of South Cornell Avenue in South Shore. The man was struck in his chest and lower back. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in critical condition, then transferred to Stroger, Alfaro said.

• Around the same time, a 26-year-old man was shot in both arms while standing on a porch in the 8300 block of South Wood Street in Gresham. He was taken to Christ in stable condition, Alfaro said.

• Around 4:31 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot in his right leg in the 8500 block of South Exchange Avenue in South Chicago. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition, Alfaro said.

• Around 4:27 p.m. Sunday, a 15-year-old boy was grazed in the head while standing on a porch in the 5600 block of South Wabash Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood. He was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in stable condition, Alfaro said.

In other weekend violence, four more people were shot on the South Side Sunday afternoon, including a 66-year-old woman grazed in her head, and a 21-year-old man who was shot to death in the 5200 block of West Lake Street in South Austin.

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