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Updated 46 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%

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

    Chitowngal wrote: "Bottom line people aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Make that "Bottom line (some) people (a minority) aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Aldertrack (http://www.aldertrack.com/) projected and reported on many wards that were anticipated going into a runoff. No one ever predicted that Laurino...

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    Chitowngal wrote: "Bottom line people aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Make that "Bottom line (some) people (a minority) aren't happy with how things are being run."

    Aldertrack (http://www.aldertrack.com/) projected and reported on many wards that were anticipated going into a runoff. No one ever predicted that Laurino wouldn't be re-elected.

    The elections ended, get over it. Give congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Murphy, and encourage him to stay active. We need more people who are active and willing to participate.

    Elections are about disagreements. Now is the time to bring back agreements. I would encourage Mr. Murphy to keep in touch with Ald. Laurino, and to offer constructive criticism and suggestions.

  • Reasonable advice from Bob assuming that there is not too much ill-will (ie. water under the bridge). Following there runoff, I don't feel that Bob's line of reasoning will apply to Arena and Garrido and their opposing factions. Kiss and make up is just not going to happen.

2 days ago

41st Ward zoning panel hears plan for home in Norwood Park historic district

Up to three houses could eventually be built on large side yard at Avondale and Nickerson avenues.
http://nadignewspapers.com/2015/02/25/okay-sought-for-new-historic-district-home/

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Feb 17

Updated 3 days ago

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.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

If you live in the (new) 45th ward, who would YOU vote for if you lived in the 38th ward?

Just wondering who you would vote for out of the 38th ward candidates. They are:

Belinda Cadiz
Tom Caravette
Michael Duda
Carmen Hernandez
Jerry Paszek
Heather Sattler
Nicholas Sposato

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Heather sattler and sposato its going to be a close race we will see!!!!!

  • SPIRO 1983 sergeant 19

    Its over soar losers sposato won get with it..the pencil neck geek has won....

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5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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.

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Feb 17

Updated 5 days ago

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.

6 days ago

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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 21

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Feb 19

Updated Feb 20

Dog Found

German Shepard female found February 19, 2015 around 4:00 pm near Natoma and Hurlbut Streets. Taken to 16th District Police Station. Had no collar and no chip.

Feb 19

Help us restore our City

If there are any Northwest siders that want to help us win this campaign, please email or call Steve B. at steve615292@yahoo.com 708-497-0558 to schedule a shift in our 45th ward office located at 6117 N. Elston! We're open 9am-9pm. This is our opportunity to finally #DumpRahm and restore our city. #ReadyforFioretti 312-733-9985

Feb 14

Updated Feb 19

The Truth About John Arena Website

Very interesting find here. I guess I knew some of this but not to the degree that this website points out. Holy moly, I didn't realize the amount of money the SEIU pumped in to Arena's campaign and what the paybacks were. I guess I stopped paying attention. http://www.thetruthaboutjohnarena.com/arena-the-union-puppet.html

Feb 19

Friday Night Love Song's @ Norwood Park Train Station

The air in Norwood Park will heat up this Friday night, February 20th when Singer/Songwriter and Sophomore Sami Lin from Taft High School takes the stage for a Free Concert sponsored by Friendship Presbyterian Church.
This talented young lady will perform many of Taylor Swift's songs as well as some of own material.
Showtime runs from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, doors open at 7:00 pm.
Free will donations will be accepted to benefit Night Ministry.
Come out and enjoy the music from this very talented young lady.

Feb 18

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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 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

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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 12

Updated Feb 14

Dish

Anyone know what's going on with Dish in Norwood Park? I saw permits issued in the everyblock email updates and saw tonight all the windows are covered in paper.

  • I saw a note about remodeling on their Facebook page too. I've seen places close "for remodeling" that never reopen, but I hope this is an exception.

  • Chuck Johnson Assistant Director, New Hope Community Food Pantry

    Me too - I like to pop in there for lunch from time to time. We need a healthy restaurant scene in Norwood Park.

Feb 14

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Updated Feb 13

41st ward Aldermanic Race

Anybody got stats on who's up and who's not???

I haven't heard or seen one item from any candidate...any constructive info/answers to issues by candidates would be helpful.

  • Danny Hunt, we're gonna have to agree to disagree...for at least a couple reasons which I mentioned previously, a business owner/alderman both within the same ward or within the city limits is a HUGE conflict of interest.

  • I said there was/is a conflict of interest. Stated it's much less of one for Lomanto since his businesses are out of the ward. Maybe I didn't state that clearly.

    I still do think the experience of running a business can be a positive in terms of giving city services, and the dealing with government from a business perspective can be a positive in terms of legislating city issues.

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