31 hours ago

Updated 8 min ago

Good morning EB neighbors

It's fabulous Thursday: I see a little snow outside bundle up, be 😀 & safe, enjoy your day

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Spring is coming. Genesis 8:22. Blessings.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Elder, i'm failing to see the great revelation in that scripture... please enlighten me.

7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Happy Friday: forgot I can use my tablet have a wonderful day, dress warm be 😁 & safe 😘 🙋

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    TGIF sweet Claudette 😙 and Bunnieface 😚

  • Good morning Fellow Neighbors! Have a wonderful day and a great weekend. I'm praying we get a grocery store soon.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    For real. I love Jewel but an alternative would be nice. For some residents it's not an alternative it's their only option.

    What in the heck happened with that Pueblo Supermarket whatchamacalit?

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Good morning EB neighbors!

Wonderful Wednesday that I hope everyone enjoys, you better be 😀, dress warm & stay safe 😘

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Anytime we wake with reasonable health and strength, it's a good day. Thank GOD.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Elder, what does "GOD" have to do with it?

26 hours ago

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45 hours ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Water Main Breakage

There's a broken water main in the area. The water has been shut off since 3:00 a.m. The affected area is from Stony Island to Constance from 71st to 74th Street. The Water Department does not know how long before water service will be restored.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    That's horrible. I hope it's fixed soon. 😔

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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Good morning lovely people!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday & a great day it will be, dress warm, be 😀 & safe 😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    😗 @ sweet Claudette
    😙 @ Bunnie

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Blessings.

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors

Lazy Monday so what let's get moving, have a fantastic day, stay warm, be 😁 & safe. 😘

3 days ago

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    1. INSTALL SYSTEM III EMERGENCY LIGHTING, SPECIFICALLY INSTALL EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM III- ALL EXIT SIGNS AND BATTERY PACKS MUST BE CHICAGO APPROVED.2. REPLACE DEFECTIVE LIGHT FIXTURE, SPECIFICALLY REPLACE DEFECTIVE LIGHT FIXTURES ON REAR PORCH AREA AND INSTALL WEATHERPROOF JUNCTION BOXES, SUPPORT BOXES AND LIGHT FIXTURES.3. INSTALL GFCI TO EXTERIOR RECEPTACLES AT ENTRANCES.4. INSTALL BONDING CONDUCTORS ACROSS WATER METER, UNION, AND SIMILAR FITTINGS OF COLD WATER PIPE USED AS GROUNDING ELECTRODE, SPECIFICALLY PROVIDE MAIN SERVICE GROUND TO STREET SIDE OF WATERMAIN.

    6701 S. Cregier Ave. Issued February 22, 2015 Comment

3 days ago

Winners and losers in Mayor Rahm's TIF game

This article was written in the Reader on 11/22/2013

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his...

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This article was written in the Reader on 11/22/2013

It's sad to say, but many of Mayor Rahm's most loyal aldermanic supporters come from wards that get the least in the great TIF scam.
Some reformers I know are a little down in the dumps after Mayor Emanuel trounced them in last week's TIF showdown.
That is, when they tried to get the City Council to force the mayor to spend some of the millions he's got stashed in his TIF slush funds on our dirt-broke public schools, most of the aldermen buckled under pressure from the boss.
Still, I don't see last Wednesday's vote as a total loss. Think of it this way—Aldermen Scott Waguespack, Robert Fioretti, Rick Munoz, Toni Foulkes, and their progressive colleagues smoked out the mayor's loyalists, forcing them to concede that they'd rather let Emanuel squander millions than adequately fund the public schools.

So at least we know where everyone stands—the boss is first, the kids come last.

He not only strong-armed the aldermen into abandoning whatever principles they might have, but also commanded them to read from the talking points his aides conveniently distributed. Other aldermen defended the TIF program. I can understand why Alderman Burnett's so effusive about tax increment financing. One of the program's central flaws is that it favors gentrifying wards, like his, over poor ones.
Thus, the program that's intended to help the poorest of the poor neighborhoods largely benefits richer ones, like the near-west- and near-north-side communities Alderman Burnett represents. Through 2010, the city spent about $197 million in TIF dollars on various projects in the 27th Ward.

In contrast, the city spent about $7.9 million in Alderman Anthony Beale's far poorer south-side 9th Ward.

Those who got, get more. And those who don't got, get the shaft.
It's pretty sad that the mayor's most dependable TIF supporters represent the wards that fare the worst in this ongoing scam.

3 days ago

Addresses of Polling Places for the Fifth Ward

Ward Precinct Address Where to Vote

5 1 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 2 Revere School 1010 E 72 St
5 6 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72
5 10 Parkside School 6938 S East End Av
5 12 St Paul Evangelical Luth Church 7621 S Dorchester Av
5 13 Woodland Cmty School 6657 S Kimbark Av
5 14 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72 St
5 16 Wadsworth Stem School 6650 S Ellis Av
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Ward Precinct Address Where to Vote

5 1 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 2 Revere School 1010 E 72 St
5 6 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72
5 10 Parkside School 6938 S East End Av
5 12 St Paul Evangelical Luth Church 7621 S Dorchester Av
5 13 Woodland Cmty School 6657 S Kimbark Av
5 14 St Philip Neri School 2110 E 72 St
5 16 Wadsworth Stem School 6650 S Ellis Av
5 17 The Parkways 6720 S East End Av
5 25 The Parkways 6720 S East End Av
5 26 Shorewind Towers 2373 E 70 St
5 28 ABJ Community Svcs 1818 E 71 St
5 29 Senior Suites Of South Shore 2355 E 67 St
5 30 South Shore Fine Arts Acdy 1415 E 70 St
5 31 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 32 Senior Suites Of South Shore 2355 east 67
5 33 Park Shore East Assoc 6250 S Harper Av
5 36 Cyril Apts 7150 S Cyril Av
5 38 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av
5 40 OKeefe School 6940 S Merrill Av

3 days ago

Keiana Barrett for 7th Ward Alderman

Click here to view Keiana Barrett's 7th Ward Plan for Transformation. It is a comprehensive vision for the 7th Ward. (http://ow.ly/IG5mb)

4 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

5th Ward Residents, Just a Reminder of the upcoming Mayoral and Aldermanic race

I don't know about anybody else, but I'm tired of the desert in South Shore.
We never got a grocery store. Walgreens after 4:00 pm, is very dangerous. Not to mention, all those empty stores along 71st. from Jeffrey to Exchange. I recall when I moved here, I thought this was such a beautiful neighborhood, What Happened?
We lost the bank, grocery and hardware stores, and several clothing stores. Well, South Shore Community, next business to leave will be Radio...

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I don't know about anybody else, but I'm tired of the desert in South Shore.
We never got a grocery store. Walgreens after 4:00 pm, is very dangerous. Not to mention, all those empty stores along 71st. from Jeffrey to Exchange. I recall when I moved here, I thought this was such a beautiful neighborhood, What Happened?
We lost the bank, grocery and hardware stores, and several clothing stores. Well, South Shore Community, next business to leave will be Radio Shack. How long will South Shore remain a food desert. Please come out and vote neighbors!! Tip for today: if you continue to do the same thing, you will get the same results every time. If what you are doing is not working or giving you the outcome you desire, change your approach. I love Hyde Park, and South Shore. It's time for some major improvements. In all honesty, Walgreens should not be allowed to continue to sell alcohol.
Tomorrow is the last day for early voting. Take a look at the old Hamilton theater. How many of you remember the Hamilton?
Have a safe and happy weekend.

Feb 20

Updated 5 days ago

Good morning EB neighbors!

Happy Friday!! Vacation day for me today ( nice 3 day weekend )going back to 💤 dress warm, be 😁 & safe 🙋😘

  • Jimmy Boyd Hyde Park or Pill Hill I Love the Southside..

    I wish my car was as dependable as you. You never miss a morning and I
    thank you for your start of my day...You bring a smile to my face no matter
    the fact I'd rather be in bed...Thanks dear lady...Blessing upon you daily..

  • Claudette 17yrs Security Officer

    💋

6 days ago

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Feb 17

Updated Feb 19

What A Relief !

Have you noticed that since the liquor store at 73rd & Exchange has been closed, there's a whole different atmosphere in that area, no public drinking, hanging out, open drug sales,loose squares, public urination and fights, all within 75 feet of two daycare's. I Love It!!! Now all it needs is a couple of speed bumps on 73rd st, heading west, between Coles and Exchange, to slow traffic down as it nears the daycare's. THANK YOU whoever is responsible for this.

  • @ bunnieface, a new store has opened on 79th and SS, initially, they advertised food, now it shows liquor. Haven't seen loitering yet ninja's don't hang out in the cold. Prayerfully, the summer months will not produce the same results as the previous establishment.

  • I sure hope it doesn't produce too much loitering.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

walgreens 71st mall

Is it me or after hours is this Walgreen parking lot hot.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    Thanks Kween. **hugs** I'm Team CTA 100%.😉

  • Happy making better choices

    Maybe a year ago, someone mentioned it was one of the most profitable in the state. Not sure how to check but it is always jumping.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

Driving school for dummies

Car's have signals
( USE THEM )!! 📢

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    The More You Know

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Please do and before your intend to turn.

Feb 18

Updated Feb 19

Good morning EB neighbors

Wonderful wed & I am going in, everyone have a great day & don't forget dress warm, be 😀 & safe 😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    @Bunnieface
    sookie sookie now! I look forward to meeting you two for breakfast come springtime!

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Thanks to all, keep the positive attitudes for this too, the freezing weather shall come to pass. Blessing and wellness.

Feb 19

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Feb 16

Updated Feb 19

Snow Removal

Did everyone in the south shore neighborhood (5th ward) experience slow cleaning of their street? It took approx. 3-4 days for the city to plow my street.

Feb 19

Updated Feb 19

Good morning EB neighbors

Ahh yes fabulous Thursday: it's cold out there dress warm, be 😀 & always safe. 🙋😘

Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

Good morning EB neighbors

Ahh no it's lovely Tuesday & I am home sick, went to work sick yesterday couldn't do it today. Came home yesterday made some home made chicken noodle soup ( yum yum ) everyone have a great day, bundle up, be 😀 & safe. 😘

Jan 30

Updated Feb 17

  • @ Happy, I agree regarding Anne, she personally was at the J14 bus stop answering questions. I heard she had been there for at least an hour when I arrived to the stop, she was precise and detailed in her plan.

  • At the candidate's forum, Ald. Hairston stated the lease holder wanted $22/square foot, while the prospective tenants who passed on the opportunity were only willing to pay between $9 - $13/square foot. I didn't get a chance to ask (and she high-tailed it out of there pretty quickly) "how are...

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    At the candidate's forum, Ald. Hairston stated the lease holder wanted $22/square foot, while the prospective tenants who passed on the opportunity were only willing to pay between $9 - $13/square foot. I didn't get a chance to ask (and she high-tailed it out of there pretty quickly) "how are these guys are able to meet the asking price and still deliver a quality product when no one else could?" Did the lease holder drop the price? I've contacted the company directly with no luck and have not gotten a response from the alderman's office. If anyone has this info, could you please respond? Not throwing shade on the alderman or the company, I honestly want to know how they could make this fit their business model when no other grocer could.

Feb 17

An Open Letter to the Chicago Media: Sandi Jackson is off the Ballot

If one were to base their perception of the 7th Ward’s Aldermanic campaign on media portrayals, the election plot lines would be well suited for a prime-time drama. What the media doesn’t seem inclined to cover is the host of issues being debated on the ground and the multitude of challenges (and opportunities) the Ward faces.
Instead, the media rely on salacious stories meant to relegate an important election to side-show status for a community in dire need of leadership....

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If one were to base their perception of the 7th Ward’s Aldermanic campaign on media portrayals, the election plot lines would be well suited for a prime-time drama. What the media doesn’t seem inclined to cover is the host of issues being debated on the ground and the multitude of challenges (and opportunities) the Ward faces.
Instead, the media rely on salacious stories meant to relegate an important election to side-show status for a community in dire need of leadership. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ongoing portrayal of Keiana Barrett as the scandal-tainted Chief of Staff of former Alderman Sandi Jackson.

When discussing Ms. Barrett, the media consistently prefaces with reference to the Jackson connection, priming readers to associate her candidacy with a scandal in which she was never implicated. Even the Sun-Times Editorial Board stated that “there are lingering questions about [Barrett’s] association with the Jacksons.” My question is simple: as a pillar of Chicago journalism, isn’t it the Sun-Times’ responsibility to attempt to answer (or at the very least outline) these “lingering questions,” particularly if they influenced its decision not to endorse Ms. Barrett?

Perhaps, the answers to those questions would be significantly less interesting to readers than the alternative. According to CNN, Sandi Jackson pleaded guilty “to one count of filing false tax returns in connection with the misuse of her husband's campaign funds.” To the best of my knowledge, Ms. Barrett’s responsibilities as 7th Ward Chief of Staff didn’t include personal tax preparation or the management of a US Congressman’s campaign war chest. More importantly, her name does not show up once in the indictment. Ms. Barrett once stated to Mary Mitchell that, regarding the Jackson scandal, she “wasn’t privy to the details of what was transpiring.” Since then, nothing has materialized to prove otherwise.

To continue reading, click on the following link: http://ow.ly/JcSPF

Feb 16

Updated Feb 17

Election Day Volunteer Opportunity (Keiana Barrett Campaign)

Are you a supporter of Keiana Barrett for 7th Ward Alderman? Do you want to help ensure a positive outcome on Election Day? If so, the campaign needs as many volunteers as possible. If you are interested, please fill out this survey http://goo.gl/forms/rOVDFGw7WZ. Thanks so much and have a great evening!

Feb 16

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Feb 16

Updated Feb 16

Good morning EB neighbors

Lazy Monday is here & I am truly feeling lazy today, everyone bundle up, be 😀 & safe

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    Ugh...Mondays. cold like a mofo and no football.
    😘 to you!

Feb 13

Updated Feb 15

Good morning EB neighbors

Happy Friday!! it's 3:34 am such a wonderful morning, everyone bundle up, enjoy your day & be 😁 & safe 😘. 🙋

Feb 10

Updated Feb 14

good morning EB neighbors

Lovely Tuesday once again everyone have a great day, dress warm be 😁 & be safe 😘

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Thanks to all for your kind words and even the ones that's not so kind, we all have our opinions. I'm not a good person on my own but thanks be to GOD for sending His one and only son Jesus to die on the cross for my sin to make me right with Him. That is where my goodness comes from. On my own I'm a mess. May HE open our eyes to see who HE really is and what HE has done for us. Amen.

  • JD Concerned Citizen in the 20th Ward

    "i'm totally on the fence when it comes to the God thing."

    Dr., you are an agnostic! Welcome home!

Feb 14

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Feb 14

Updated Feb 14

Good morning EB neighbors

Happy Valentine's day every one 💑3:00am & I still get up early on my off day, oh well hope everyone enjoys this day, I will be relaxing 🙋

Feb 13

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Feb 13

Feb 12

Updated Feb 12

Good morning EB neighbors

Fabulous Thursday 3:50 am & a great one it is you be sure to bundle up, always be 😁 & safe, have a wonderful day 😘

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    Stay warm Claudette and Bunnieface. **hugs**

  • 💞 Have a great day Everyone! Be sure to stay extra warm,it is extremely cold outside.

Feb 11

Updated Feb 12

Good morning EB neighbors

3:32 am let's get ready for whatever we must do today, be sure to bundle up,be😁 & be safe 😘

Feb 11

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Feb 11

Feb 09

Updated Feb 09

Good morning EB neighbors

Lazy Monday but a good day to be up and moving around, enjoy this day dress warm, be😁 & stay safe 😘.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    💋to you.
    💋to Bunnieface

  • 💋 Thank you very much! I hope you both have a wonderful day.

  • Claudette 17yrs Security Officer

    Ahh 💓 whole lot of 😘 to you

Feb 08

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Feb 07

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Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Good morning my EB neighbors

Happy Friday : I truly hope everyone enjoys this day & the weekend. Don't forget dress warm, be 😀 & stay safe 😘

  • Thanks Karen! You be safe too.

  • nzg Neighborly Neighbor..

    Thank you Bunnieface..I'd love to go out for the weekend but my night partying is over..Lol.. :)

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