Feb 25

Updated 18 hours ago

Bravo to Robert Murphy for getting 43% of the 39th ward!

Although he didn't win, this was a great showing and an indictment of "Marge".

Margaret Laurino 5,840 53%
Robert Murphy 4,740 43%

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Haha that drunk irish mick murphystands no chance against LAURINO AND HER CREW. After Margaret retires then we got d amico ready to take over the thrown! Get with it

  • M F

    Throne, it is a throne.

    Get with it.

45 hours ago

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Feb 17

Updated Feb 25

Our Very Own Tunnel?

Alderman Laurino "join[ed] Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Congressman Mike Quigley, and officials from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MRWD) to announce" that a storm water tunnel will be built in Albany Park. It is to begin in Eugene Park, go under Foster Ave, and 2 years and $45-55M later. empty into North Branch. She "will be engaging the Albany Park community through a series of community meetings and public forums." (per 2/17/15 email)

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    It's "Eugene Field Park" - Eugene Field was the name of the author of several poems and he lived in Chicago. Calling it "Eugene Park" is wrong.

Feb 23

Updated Feb 23

Are you ready to vote? Hear what 50th ward candidates have to say.

It's not too late to learn more about the candidates before you vote - see what they said during a candidate forum hosted by the West Rogers Park Community Organization: http://ow.ly/JwUqo

  • Man With a Plan Working for neighborhood change

    Read this blog as well for more information on candidates: 50h ward follies.com.

Feb 23

Car on fire.

Did anyone see that car on fire. It was near California and Albion. The owner was no where in site. I had to act quickly and move my car out the way. Wonder what caused it to catch fire. The flame was on front of the car.

Feb 23

Tuesday is election day! GO VOTE

Not sure where to vote tomorrow on election day? Check your polling place here: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html

Feb 14

Updated Feb 23

Love this.

So happy to be able to communicate instanteanously with so many neighbors on so many platforms - EveryBlock, Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor.

Please know that I am listening to all of you, including those who disagree. I value all your opinions.

There has been lots of things happening lately in the 39th ward race, including that I received the Tribune's endorsement and a poll administrator at the N. Park Village Admin building who works for Ald. Laurino was removed.

I'm happy to answer any questions you all have about these or other issues. Please feel free to reach out on social media, on my website, or by phone 773.710.8431.

Feb 17

Updated Feb 22

Get ready for Election Day

You can learn more about the aldermanic candidates in the 39th ward with this forum hosted by Albany Park Neighbors: http://ow.ly/Jeabt

  • CC.

    Pretty good forum. They asked some good questions.

Feb 21

Today is the LAST day of early voting!

Please remember to vote!

If you are not registered at your current address, you can register and vote today ONLY at any of the 51 polling places in the city. The 39th ward polling place is at North Park Village. To register you need 2 pieces of ID, like your driver's license and utility bill.

For more information: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html

Feb 11

Updated Feb 18

End This Nonsense: Time to Vote Laurino Out of Office on February 24

It is time for us to end the nonsense of one family multi-generational public payroll patronage in the 39th Ward. So, on election day February 24 (or better yet sooner in person at North Park Village) vote LauriNO out of office. LauriNO's days are numbered so let's do this now and move on to a better future. Silence on your part or not voting is choosing to support what we have had to live under for 5 decades.

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It is time for us to end the nonsense of one family multi-generational public payroll patronage in the 39th Ward. So, on election day February 24 (or better yet sooner in person at North Park Village) vote LauriNO out of office. LauriNO's days are numbered so let's do this now and move on to a better future. Silence on your part or not voting is choosing to support what we have had to live under for 5 decades.

Time to end 50 years of one family rule now or we might get even more as family offspring and relatives are lurking everywhere. Rumors of family member State Rep D'Amico being put into the Alderman's spot only make this a nightmare that will not end. Vote Laurino out now and the dominoes fall from there...can nobody else do the job? Apparently only LauriNO/D'Amico DNA can handle the stress of it all...many government jobs in that family, many taxpayer pensions, several investigations, two felony convictions (D'Amico) and one indictment (LauriNO).

Enough. Stop being apologist for this nonsense. We deserve better. We can do better. We need better.

  • Rudra Banerji Filmmaker and interactive media producer

    Bob K,

    Thanks for posting that. I'm glad that Laurino to trying to make Albany Park those areas better. Flooding is definitely an issue in our area as well. We had to install a french drain system to deal with the ground water.

    Will this system address that? Or just sewer overruns?

  • Thanks Bob, saw that too, SHES THE WORST :P

    This should help a lot of people when this is done.

Feb 16

Take the Improvement Survey sent out by CDOT

Thought I would share with you.....

"The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has launched a month-long, city-wide text and online survey to seek input from Chicago residents about what you appreciate about our streets and sidewalks and what improvements you would like to see. The survey is designed to help CDOT create guidelines for future improvements in the public right of way."

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1033908703289378

Thanks to Robert Murphy, for tweeting this information to his followers, otherwise I would have never known about it.

Feb 16

Updated Feb 16

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Moderated by Ben Joravsky, Reporter, Chicago Reader.

Feb 15

Updated Feb 16

FAiR Coalition Does It Again: Introduces Citizen-Developed "Game Changer" 1-Click Plane Noise App

New citizen website could send O'Hare jet noise complaints soaring. Try it. 1-Click from our FAiR Coalition website at www.fairchicago.org. Read the full Sun-Times story here.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/355924/faird-creates-new-jet-noise-complaint-website

Feb 16

  • Read to Us! Go-Readers for Readers-On-the-Go

    Mrs. R. is asking for $557.74:
    My students need audio books that will support comprehension and phonological processing. Go-Reader machines are durable and student-friendly for long term, repeated use.
    Cics-Northtown Comment

Feb 15

Found Ventra Card

Hey everyone,

I work at Lincolnwood Mall and found a Vetra card last night (V-day) on the floor of my store. Let me know what store you think you lost it in and what the last 4 numbers of the card are and we'll figure out a way to get it back to you.

Feb 15

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Feb 14

Mayoral Candidate Garcia accuses Mayor Emanuel of turning deaf ear to O'Hare noise complaints

This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side...

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This article tells it like it is...Full link is here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

"County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of turning a deaf ear to skyrocketing complaints about O’Hare Airport jet noise and signed on to the demands of a noise-weary group of residents.

On Saturday, Garcia will join members of the anti-noise Fair Allocation in Runways (FAIR) Coalition at a park that lies directly beneath the flight path into a runway that has made Northwest Side residents miserable since it opened in October 2013. It averages flights every 3.5 minutes, FAIR contends.

Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) are the only mayoral candidates as of early Friday evening who had signed on to FAIR’s “statement of principles,” which includes five specific demands.

Chief among them is a pledge not to “de-commission” any of four criss-crossing diagonal runways, even after a new parallel runway opens later this year. Killing off any diagonal runways could shift even more flights over city residents east of O’Hare already complaining about a bombardment of new jet noise.

Yet, another key demand is to halt an October 2013 take-off and landing plan in favor of a “fair allocation of runway traffic between existing and new runways” for both daytime and nighttime traffic."

Read the rest of the article here: http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/367952/garcia-accuses-emanuel-turning-deaf-ear-ohare-noise-complaints

Feb 13

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Feb 12

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Feb 12

Feb 11

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Feb 11

Since Everyone is Doing It

Here is Avy Meyers' interview with Peter Sifnotis, certified write-in candidate for 50th Ward Alderman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZtyY2vpoZo

Feb 09

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Feb 08

Video of 39th ward candidate forum

Many thanks to all the organizations and individuals who put together, and attended, last week's 39th ward candidate forum. The full video from CANTV is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyYrHcJIlwI&feature=youtu.be

Feb 07

Updated Feb 08

Still time to register to vote through February 21!

If you thought you missed the deadline, the Board of Elections is granting residents an opportunity to register to vote and then vote immediately during the same visit. Two forms of ID are required one with a current address. 39th Ward residents can register and vote in person Feb 9 - Feb 21, at 5801 N Pulaski. Saturday hours are available. See details at: http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/grace-period-registration-and-voting.html

  • Jac Charlier AKA Citizen Jac Finding Solutions to Shared Community Challenges

    And after you register to vote, cast your ballot for Robert Murphy in the 39th Ward. He will Build a Better ward.

Feb 08

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Feb 07

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Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Mute Count Dilemma

Unfortunately the message category is an EB "field" that is required, but there is no corresponding category although there certainly should be.

I've always wondered about this particular issue, but try as I may have been unable to turn up an answer. If you are muted by another user/poster and that user's/poster's account is terminated by EB, is the number of times you have been muted get reduced accordingly? When an account is no longer active, mutes from an "inactive...

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Unfortunately the message category is an EB "field" that is required, but there is no corresponding category although there certainly should be.

I've always wondered about this particular issue, but try as I may have been unable to turn up an answer. If you are muted by another user/poster and that user's/poster's account is terminated by EB, is the number of times you have been muted get reduced accordingly? When an account is no longer active, mutes from an "inactive user" should no longer be tallied since such mutes are no longer applicable. If this is not automatically done, it is a feature that should be implemented by EB. I hope a moderator will chime in and shed some light on this issue.

  • had to work within the limitations imposed by EveryBlock. It is difficult to determine where to even post this. Chicago-wide would be OK, but that is not an option. It would also be helpful if there was an applicable category, but there isn't. Then a URL (link) is required, but...

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    had to work within the limitations imposed by EveryBlock. It is difficult to determine where to even post this. Chicago-wide would be OK, but that is not an option. It would also be helpful if there was an applicable category, but there isn't. Then a URL (link) is required, but this applies to all of EB so I use the home page link (www.everyblock.com)

    There are users/posters who have violated EB community guidelines and consequently had their accounts terminated. A mute count from an inactive user is irrelevant. When a user's/poster's account is terminated, all EB users who have been muted should have their mute count adjusted/reduced accordingly. I put in a request to have this feature implemented. I received an email from an EB feedback staff member who indicated that they passed my suggestion onto the EB development team.

Feb 05

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Feb 03

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Jan 26

Updated Jan 30

39th Ward Alderman Forum

Many thanks to the IWCA for hosting last week's 39th ward Aldermanic candidate forum. Joe L., Ald. Laurino and I were all present and answered preselected questions in addition to taking questions from the audience.

If you missed the forum, my office live tweeted it: https://twitter.com/RobertFor39

There's another forum coming up on Feb. 4 at the 17th Police District Station: https://www.facebook.com/events/991949754151865 Questions for that forum can be submitted by Jan. 31 to 39thwardforum@gmail.com for review.

If you were able to attend last week, I would love to hear your feedback.

If you are able to attend on Feb. 4, I look forward to meeting you!

  • Robert Murphy local booster, active neighbor

    From the organizers of this forum: "Thank you for your questions so far, everyone! If you have a question, or maybe attended another forum and thought a question there should be asked again, please send it to 39thwardforum@gmail.com for consideration. Please send them by the end of January 31, so we can prepare a great list for our moderator Patty Wetli."

    Thanks again to the groups involved in putting this together: North Mayfair Improvement Association, Albany Park Neighobrs, Hollywood North Park Community Association, and Old Irving Park Association.

Jan 29

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Dec 16

Updated Jan 28

39th Ward Alderman Debate?

Finally there's competition for the job. Anyone know if there's a debate in the works?

Jan 27

January 27, 1973: 42nd anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords and Cease Fire in the Vietnam War

Received this today from a fellow member of the American Legion. An important reminder for each of us not to forget the service and sacrifice of so many...

On January 27, 1973 (42 years ago today) the Paris Peace Accords were signed declaring a cease-fire in Vietnam. The U.S. government, South Vietnam and North Vietnam governments pledged to "respect the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Vietnam as recognized by the 1954 Geneva Agreements on Vietnam."

The U.S. further agreed to continue withdrawing troops, which resulted in a complete removal of soldiers by March 29, 1973.

Jan 27

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Jan 26

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Jan 20

Updated Jan 25

EveryBlock Blacklisted? Emails not coming in

Recently I've stopped getting my EveryBlock emails. This happened to me before so I thought it was AOL with their terrible spam filters so I changed it to my Gmail account, which now is doing the same thing. What gives? Anyone else missing their EB emails? I check/searched everything, spam, junk, etc...

  • I've experienced issues in the past with EveryBlock version 1. I never figured out why. No issues recently.

  • Tina D. Lincoln Square to North Park

    Well everyblock responded once but Google still hasn't responded to my numerous emails...

Jan 25

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Jan 25

  • Basketballs Needed for Fundamental Development

    Mr. Scheid is asking for $396.89:
    My students need updated equipment to practice with and use for games. The majority of our basketballs are several years old and have lost their ability to hold air.
    Cics-Northtown Comment

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