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Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

  • I will be engaging each precinct in the up and coming weeks, I believe that we can revolutionize our politics, so that we can meet the challenges that confronts us.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    What is this? Is this an attempt to unite and unseat the Alderman? If it is, you should start a pyramid, phone tree (email tree) and ask friends/acquaintances/youth...to GET involved...and spread the word.

    My druthers are different and unpopular. I think swinging red/blue, red/blue, red/blue...until red or blue gives our...

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    What is this? Is this an attempt to unite and unseat the Alderman? If it is, you should start a pyramid, phone tree (email tree) and ask friends/acquaintances/youth...to GET involved...and spread the word.

    My druthers are different and unpopular. I think swinging red/blue, red/blue, red/blue...until red or blue gives our block what it deserves and is entitled to occurs. Maybe that would take a decade. It is simple and doesn't require any kind of figuring out if what a candidate says is true. It only requires walking out your front door, swinging your head 360 degrees...and being happy or being outraged. The last vote was the smallest in recorded history. What does this mean? Keeping simple concepts in play...and ACTING for the benefit of all...

    We don't have democracy where one party rules for 50 years but we have talked ourselves into...how happy we are with the party...as the city empties out.

    Competition is healthy...and we need some real competition.

    There is a very old phrase POWER TO THE PEOPLE...that our fair city just can't quite grasp...

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The new way

To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class,...

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To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class, anti-business, and anti-home ownership, to endorse these pursuits leads to competition and that's what they never wanted. But that is what we need, that is how we will grow. We must support the free market, this is a capitalist economy; therefore, we must participate in the capitalist economy.

Help me help us, this is the chance to get it right.

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Election Time!

Can someone please tell me who running against Ald. Ervin in the 28th ward?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I've NEVER seen a more useless politician! Is no one running against Jason Ervin?

  • there are several people running.so far I think its 6.there is a 28th ward facebook page.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting...

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    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting the 28th ward back on its feet. Returning the power back to the hard working residents and not the gang-bangers, drug dealers, drug addicts, connected business owners and corrupt politicians.

    I'd beware of Jason Ervin stepping down before his term ends, only for Rahm to appoint another bought-off Alderman to vote with him 100%. Be cautious of this! Jason Ervin CAN BE BOUGHT-OFF!!

    Let's get it right this upcoming election.

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Feb 23

Updated 2 days ago

Smart Meters

Recently I have had an installation of a Smart meter and while I was waiting to do a cost comparison I figured I would reach out to my neighbors to see if they had done some of this analysis on their electric bills already? I also wanted to see if there were any concerns related or incidents as early installation of these meters were known to cause fires, fines were threatened if refused, and billing issues had been shown to appear in other states.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Daniel...did u get my emails? If you are still interested call Dan 773-960-6045 and ask if he added u, your wife, Marcus to the list.

    Event starts at 8am today but goes all day and there are evening horderves.

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I did not see the emails perhaps he went to my junk mail so I will check but I will also call and inquire thank you.

2 days ago

Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

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The Agenda

The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments...

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The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments (1,200,000).

The goal is to secure 1/3 of the revenue from the creation of the Chicago Chess Association to fund need programs in the 28th ward, participants from around the city will be encouraged join and stay involved (that way we can create revenue and still stick to the tradition way of gathering funds).

Funds will be spent in five specific areas; namely, education, job creation, environmental improvement, housing exploration, and events.

I will strengthen community participation through the 49 precinct captains, 5 main captains, 5 professional from the academics, 10 collegiate students from areas of interest in relation to the 28th ward's growth.

Community participations will always be welcomed and encouraged.

Information will be gather to so that we can make inform decisions as to the best course for the ward.

2 days ago

Jobs

Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm...

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Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm barely making things happen with what I have).

As always the case middle ground must be found and altered accordingly, I believe that current alderman lacks the necessary know how.

I will create a council of six to eight of the precincts captain and they will act in concert with collegiate students and professional in the academic world to conduct various activities to find the best solutions. Ever case is unique; therefore, we'll move methodically and gather the required data to endorse potential policy shifts.

We don't want businesses dumping ships because their afraid that they can't make a profit and we want to ensure people that we know that they're $8.50 a hour.

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Fellow African Americans

I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we...

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I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we have never recovered from our past, we have attached our past with our present and now we have become victims of opportunistic politicians who exploit it for their own personal gains. Let’s take responsibility for our future and leave our children with a great legacy in which they deserve, an honorable history with a promising future.

I mentioned that our institutions was bias against us; moreover, intra-racism is often never explored or mentioned at all, I think we should start having discussing about it because it’s one of the biggest aspect to our healthy development. I believe that we will find that our very own leaders are the culprits for practicing intra-racism tactics and have hijacked the political agenda here in Chicago to keep the masses of blacks at a disadvantage

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I...

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I will build up relations to create jobs. I will institute a program that will promote business that you will establish, I will ever stay committed to education for children and adults, I will aggressively endorse technology, science, and I will maintain a world view perspective.

    Our present condition is sad and embarrassing one, but we can change how other perceive us, this election of 2015 by voting Jason Ervin out and voting me into office and getting on the track of becoming the ward of excellence.

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    REPLACE 260 SHEETS OF DRYWALL THROUHOUT. ELECTRICAL PERMIT 100558475 ISSUED 9/2/214. REPAIR LEAKS AS NEEDED. REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES IN ALL 3 UNITS & REPAIR WATER LINES WHERE NEEDED.

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Prosecutors: Woman smothered over shoes, money

According to prosecutors the women were arguing on Sept. 14 in a hallway in the 800 block of South California Avenue over money Riley may have owed Brown, according to prosecutors.

Witnesses responding to Brown smothering Riley yelled for her to stop and Brown jumped off Riley and fled the scene, leaving Riley in the stairway of the building, according to prosecutors. Brown was arrested on a sidewalk nearby at 3100 W. Polk St.

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Andrea Brown, who is listed in a police report as living at the Howard Brown Health Center at 4025 N. Sheridan Road, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tamica Riley, 37.

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Woman allegedly fatally smothered rival after dispute over money

Brown, 23, believed Tamica Riley owed her money and took Riley’s shoes as they argued Sunday in the 800 block of South California Avenue, prosecutors said.

Brown, who ran away from the scene, was arrested on the sidewalk in the 3100 block of West Polk Street, the police report said.

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Prosecutors: Woman smothered over shoes, money

According to prosecutors the women were arguing on Sept. 14 in a hallway in the 800 block of South California Avenue over money Riley may have owed Brown, according to prosecutors.

Witnesses responding to Brown smothering Riley yelled for her to stop and Brown jumped off Riley and fled the scene, according to prosecutors. Brown was arrested on a sidewalk nearby at 3100 W. Polk St.

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Presidential Library

WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to...

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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

Now is the time to step up North Lawndale. Now is the time, all of us who wants to make a difference in all of the North Lawndales of this country. Let your voices be heard. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in developing this application. I wish you the best! You make Lawndale proud!

  • Congratulations Lawndale and UIC.

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Dodge?

What are the doing at Dodge Elementary? And while I'm on neighborhood questions...anyone know why they removed the bike lane on Warren?
thanks
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  • Jdo concerned mom

    No idea what happened to the bike lane but Dodge is slated to become offices for CPS.

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What is the world coming to??/Digital Divide

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/theres-city-china-own-street-124936124.html

Maybe our Mayor would be interested in doing this for the Michigan Ave Crowd.

Seems there are so many pedestrians bumping into each other that some cities are making "special" pedestrian lanes. Do we need them more than bicycle lanes?

chuckle

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Don't Let Paperwork Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit

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Don’t Let Your Paperwork Keep You From Getting the Funding You Deserve

Take the 30-Day Compliance Challenge!

Wednesday Workshops
October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
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Easy Access to Chicago Codes

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Presidential Library

On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior...

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On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior site and has a probable chance of winning the Library bid.
A grand Library campus built in a poor community will bring new investments and people, but what about the people here now? Without a sense of accomplishment, where is the sense of ownership? Where is the sense of pride?
North Lawndale’s site was not chosen from outside of the community. Our site submission was developed by the community. The University of Illinois did not approach us; we approached them with our fully researched site. This is the result of a community’s efforts.
When we win the Library (and we will), North Lawndale needs to know that it can say, “We did that!”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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