2 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Talk about pandering

Well that's enough of me talking about me, I will stop and let you talk about me.

And silly me I thought the two mailers a day that have been stuffed into my mail box everyday. Funny thing is not one of the mailers touts any single positive thing that has been brought into the ward, only finger pointing and name calling.

“Relationships with negative people are simply tedious encounters with porcupines. You don’t have the remote knowledge how to be close to them without quills being shot in your direction.”
― Shannon L. Alder

  • Dennis 28 year Jefferson Park resident

    Octo, you have absolutely no credibility with me. Your name was something else yesterday--just changed it today. Anyone who is that much of a coward to hide behind an alias is nobody as far as I am concerned.

  • AnnabelleBlue Proud teacher & active mom who loves our hood :)

    Garrido was selected to participate in the Metropolitan Leadership Institute, a series of management classes attended by up and coming hispanic leaders. And from that you extrapolate that he is an favor of profited charter schools? Or that he somehow he was involved in whatever mismanagement might have happened at UNO schools? That is like saying everyone who attended Catholic school must have been molested by a priest. Completely far fetched. Thank god I don't think anyone here believes your diatribes!

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Updated 11 hours ago

  • gwp concerned citizen

    Well PAC, we don't have 4 years to let him prove himself. Chuy needs to hit the ground running with a solid plan in place in order to be effective, but he's already laying excuses on us that Rahm won't share the information. Rahm is not the gatekeeper of the...

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    Well PAC, we don't have 4 years to let him prove himself. Chuy needs to hit the ground running with a solid plan in place in order to be effective, but he's already laying excuses on us that Rahm won't share the information. Rahm is not the gatekeeper of the books. They're public records, and with a little effort, any citizen should be able to access them. Any one of the aldermen/women who were presented with the budget and voted on it should have that document, as well as reports for the actual spending against that budget. Look at Finance Committee meeting minutes! Any voter who would buy this lame excuse is just a fool. Chuy sells himself as a consensus builder, so why doesn't "Mr Consensus" have access to this info?
    Let's give the guy who's already improving the city's financial position the opportunity to continue to root out waste and bring business investment to Chicago. He's a "hard a**" who is the perfect personality type needed to turn this 20+ year old financial mess around. I don't want another whiner who's already hiding behind lame excuses before he's even elected!

  • gwp,
    If we put up with 8 years of Bush, we have time to see what Chuy does. Information, while available, is only valuable if it is useable and quickly accessed and analyzed. No time for that now.

    Chuy is the recipient and focus of the peoples' rage with Mayor...

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    gwp,
    If we put up with 8 years of Bush, we have time to see what Chuy does. Information, while available, is only valuable if it is useable and quickly accessed and analyzed. No time for that now.

    Chuy is the recipient and focus of the peoples' rage with Mayor 1%'s attitude and policies. He has no integrity, he in one person in public and a different person in private and seems to be proud of it. Should Mr Garcia win, it will move the national political discussion to the left.

Jan 21

Updated 16 hours ago

Kouk's Closed?

My husband and I went there the other day, and it was closed. I peeked inside and the place looked cleaned out. There was no sign on the window with any explanation. My husband called the number to see if maybe there was an answering machine message with some sort of clarification, but the number was disconnected.

Does anyone know what happened??

  • EBKitty Stalking around EB

    I read somewhere they were remodeling and maybe changing the business model all together but were non-committal about the topic. They had business so it seems incredible they would close. They had regulars. Don't know if they are on this board.

  • Passed by the other day. There is a paper in the window. Could be a permit. I didn't stop to read.has anyone walked by to see whats up? Fingers crossed!

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Get ready to vote!

Check out this video and see where 45th ward aldermanic candidates Ald. John Arena and John Garrido stand on local issues: http://ow.ly/KKyYm.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 22

  • MSQ,
    Far from your 40th Ward home? Patrick O'Connor votes with Mayor 1% 90% of the time, another rubber stamp for Rahm. Even though you post relatively infrequently, I'm guessing that you know what "motivated by politics" means in your ST link.

    "The lawsuit is politically motivated and the accusations...

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    MSQ,
    Far from your 40th Ward home? Patrick O'Connor votes with Mayor 1% 90% of the time, another rubber stamp for Rahm. Even though you post relatively infrequently, I'm guessing that you know what "motivated by politics" means in your ST link.

    "The lawsuit is politically motivated and the accusations are without merit, said Joanna Klonsky, a spokeswoman for Arena.

    "This effort to score cheap political points harkens back to a kind of old Chicago politics that we should all have moved forward from by now," Klonsky said.

    Neither Przyby nor her attorney, Sean Baker, returned phone messages Thursday afternoon."
    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150116/jefferson-park/ald-arena-pushed-poked-woman-wearing-rivals-campaign-button-suit-claims

    Our 45th ward candidate, a police lieutenant who is also an attorney, Mr Garrido, has quite the history of spurious lawsuits.

  • Avast

    Well the police and State's Attorney dropped the matter, so what do you think? And the fact that a group of people were there but no one corroborates her lie?

  • But that doesn't stop TeamGarrido from soliciting assistance from Mayor 1%'s floor leader's surrogate, MayorSQ, from dredging Mr Garrido's politically motivated stunts up again.

    Facts be damned, TeamGarrido is campaigning.

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Mar 19

Flea Market

The Portage Park Sr. Center is having a Flea Market Friday, March 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Location 4100 N. Long, inside the Park. Parking available at Berteau & Linder. Box Lunches - $1.00

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Jefferson Park Sunday Market Volunteer meeting

Our next volunteer meeting will be held Wednesday March 25, 6:30p.m., at
the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 West Giddings, in the basement.
This meeting will be followed immediately by the JPNA meeting at 7pm. More info aton the market at www.jeffersonparksundaymarket.com and the neighborhood association at www.jpna.net

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Updated Mar 10

What does John Garrido say about attracting business?

Copernicus re Attracting Business
Question: What can an alderman do to attract more business to the ward?

Garrido: For decades in this ward,businesses come and businesses go. And you've seen mailer after mailer, 80 new businesses that the alderman single-handedly brought into the ward, brought into the community. But you can drive up and down Milwaukee Avenue and you see empty storefront after empty storefront. Now, we've asked repeatedly, we'd liike to seethe list of these 80 businesses and maybe...

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Copernicus re Attracting Business
Question: What can an alderman do to attract more business to the ward?

Garrido: For decades in this ward,businesses come and businesses go. And you've seen mailer after mailer, 80 new businesses that the alderman single-handedly brought into the ward, brought into the community. But you can drive up and down Milwaukee Avenue and you see empty storefront after empty storefront. Now, we've asked repeatedly, we'd liike to seethe list of these 80 businesses and maybe he has one, maybe he doesn't. But, I've got a list of over 200 businesses that have left the ward since he's taken office. Again, you can drive around yourself and see. So, maybe he has a list of 80 businesses that he's going to try to rattle off, but where are
they? Because we've got a lot of empty storefronts. We need to do is do a better job at marketing our community. We need to work together with our Chambers of Commerce and our neighborhood organizations, have a monthly roundtable meeting, to to implement that plan of marketing. And, also, we need to have an experienced Business Development Liaison in our office that will work with these businesses that come in the ward and help retain them. Having businesses just come and go as a natural ebb and flow, well, then nothing's changed. We need to figure out how to keep these businesses here and help them to stay.

Now, after Mr Garrido's response, do you know if answered the question:
What can an alderman do to attract more business to the ward?

What does John Garrido say?
We need...to meet, with chambers, with associations,
Hire an experienced Business Development Liaison
We need to figure out...

Acknowledge the question then pivot? Done.
Anybody have a clarity on this question? No, what can an *alderman* do
Mission accomplished.

  • Dennis 28 year Jefferson Park resident

    Good question, PAC. A litigious opportunist?

  • Chuck,
    Getting shot happened before his political career, he jsut tells the story.
    Do you comment on SCC?
    How did a CPD chase end up at the Elgin Toll Plaza.
    Convenient ignorance re 7-11

    Dennis,
    Mr Garrido seems to have a history of quixotic lawsuits.
    Opportunism seems consistent with his pandering style.

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Mar 04

Updated Mar 08

Job Fair

Ada's Market will be hosting a Job Fair!!! 6165 N. Northwest Hwy Chgo IL Norwood Park.

Store opening soon! Come by to pick up an application!

  • Big Oaks Big Oaks resident since 1979

    Hiring ALL positions. Job fair is March 9'th, 11'th, 14'th, 16'th & 18'th. Times are 11 am - 3 pm & 5 pm - 7 pm Via the Norwood Park Chamber website.

  • TDawg54 Resident of Old Norwood

    Thanks for the info

Mar 08

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Updated Mar 07

New Revel Bar Chgo opens 3/13 Friday!

Welcome to Revel Bar Chgo, Norwood Park's newest pub and eatery. Opening Friday, March 13, 2015 and just in time for the NWSI parade! (Formerly called the Dish, neighbors are excited to see the modern transformation! )

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Updated Mar 06

45th Ward Election Results by Precinct

I've made a map of the 45th Ward election results from the 2/24/15 municipal election by precinct. I've categorized the map in terms of first past the post voting, or the precincts "won" by the candidate that took the majority of the votes.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z9EVMxrqh5mI.kCUow3JpilW8

Overlaid on top of this are precincts highlighted in a red boundary.These precincts were won by Alderman Arena but in which the difference between Alderman Arena and John Garrido's vote totals was smaller than the number of votes given to Michelle Baert. This suggests that these precincts might be in play should all of Ms. Baert's votes be assigned to Mr. Garrido.

  • Ryan Richter Transportation Planner in Jefferson Park

    I meant "won" that precinct.

  • @Ryan - I understand and Diaz got not one vote, but am still surprised. Thanks again for the map.

Feb 25

Updated Mar 04

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%

  • J

    Spiro 1983 sounds like a real winner.

  • M F

    Throne, it is a throne.

    Get with it.

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