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So, who went to the meeting last night? I did!

In general, after seeing the presentation and the passion, I truly hope that this will turn out as a positive resource for returning veterans and their families. At this point, it seems we can only hope for the best. I did have one small concern about one woman who stood up and commented, telling the audience that she is a social worker and she sees so many single mothers that can't afford to live in the area anymore. I hope...

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In general, after seeing the presentation and the passion, I truly hope that this will turn out as a positive resource for returning veterans and their families. At this point, it seems we can only hope for the best. I did have one small concern about one woman who stood up and commented, telling the audience that she is a social worker and she sees so many single mothers that can't afford to live in the area anymore. I hope the general public understand that this will be strictly for veterans and has nothing to do, for the most part, with single mothers or affordable housing for the general public. This is for veterans, which is admirable. My understanding is it will NOT be available for the general public to apply for housing. I hope the general public will understand this. I took notes at the meeting and recorded it, and correct me if I'm wrong, but this is supposed to be 100 percent veteran housing.

  • Hipster sine 1970:

    It is with some difficulty that I dignify your comment/accusation/command with a reply.

    Whether or not I attended this meeting or that meeting, brushed my teeth this morning or not, or took my coffee black or con leche, I have a lot to say about some issues...

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    Hipster sine 1970:

    It is with some difficulty that I dignify your comment/accusation/command with a reply.

    Whether or not I attended this meeting or that meeting, brushed my teeth this morning or not, or took my coffee black or con leche, I have a lot to say about some issues in the neighborhood. Nothing you can write will stop me.

    I'm not sure if you know, but in America, we have something called Freedom of Speech. Combat veterans fought for this in numerous conflicts spanning over 200 years, including people with whom I share blood.

    Just like politicians, non-profit developers and their architects and attorneys feel entitled to NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS at a public meeting designed for the purpose of answering questions, I don't have to answer yours. ASSuming that I did or did not go makes a you know what outta you. I don't answer to you.

    Funny, I might agree with you about some things, but when there are very few job opportunities I find unfenced vacant lots a low priority. Cook County won't put the scrap thieves in jail, so until you solve that problem we will be stuck with unfenced lots.

    If you are asking me to shut up about a no-bid contract that is happening where I live and will affect how this historic neighborhood, you had better change your expectations, or learn to live with grave disappointment.

    You do what you need to do, and I'll go about my business.

    Our park is on the National Register of Historic Places, so it isn't just me who thinks that it has historical and architectural significance that should be maintained and preserved. This community has standards, and I will not accept being lied to from our politicians.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I have only been involved by following this on everyblock, but here is the win I see for Humboldt Neighbors- communication about an important issue, visibility (I never was aware of the organization before, I want to get involved, I am not likely the only one), working together and getting...

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    I have only been involved by following this on everyblock, but here is the win I see for Humboldt Neighbors- communication about an important issue, visibility (I never was aware of the organization before, I want to get involved, I am not likely the only one), working together and getting to know others better. The concept of a forum and format for gathering information & opinion on planning & development issues in the community, and then presenting that/those opinion & perspective to the powers that be; is a common, important, and powerful community function. I saw and participate in that forming in Wicker Park (the effect on planning & development, the getting to know & interact with neighbors, and the sense of connection & community). One development does not make Humboldt Park. One issue and project does not define a community group. "This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship" sic :)

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Adam Corona for 26th Ward Alderman

If you are ready for change, for commitment, and accountability in the 26th Ward on February 24, 2015 make your vote count. Your voice, your choice, your vote!
Adam Corona for 26th Ward Alderman.

  • Never !!!!!!!!!

  • He has my vote. Maldonado is a hypocrite. He proposes affordable housing but yet he is building fancy town homes on his own property. Why doesn't he build affordable housing on his own land? Oh thats right, he wants to make a profit.

  • A vote for Corona is a vote against not only Maldonado, but the whole apparatus that has been in charge of keeping Humboldt Parkers down. A Kickstarter to fund Adam Corona would be a great idea!

Nov 15

Updated 6 hours ago

Local Handyman

Looking to hire a local handyman for our 8 unit condo building. Light cleaning and general maintenance. Looking for recommendations from other small condo associations please.

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    Sounds good, Deb.

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Hi Deb - I am one of your neighbors, live off the 55th street point, do a lot of activism regarding crime, garbage, quality of life issues.

    I would like to introduce my company's tub and tile restoration services to your Condo Association. We use state of the art equipment...

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    Hi Deb - I am one of your neighbors, live off the 55th street point, do a lot of activism regarding crime, garbage, quality of life issues.

    I would like to introduce my company's tub and tile restoration services to your Condo Association. We use state of the art equipment and highly trained workers to restore tub and tiles - make them look, function as new for less than 25% of the cost of even low end new tubs and tiles.

    Our service is perfect for Condo owners looking to rent or sell - as they need new looking tubs and tiles, new pain jobs, jew appliances etc.

    Could I make a presentation to your Condo Association?
    We are based in Hyde Park and use local HP/South Side workers.

    Regards,

    Sean
    Kiney Refinishing
    www.Chicagotubtile.com

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lost dog

Missing near Chicago n Pulaski. If seen email me @ galehethcoat@yahoo.com.com

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The HHDC / veteran's building meeting before the planning commission

I attended the planning commission meeting yesterday. All I can say is, Chicago business as usual. It's clear the commission's votes were decided prior to the meeting, as not one Alderman/Commissioner even asked a question of the planners.
The HHDC group presented their case. Alderman Maldonado then indicated that, at Wednesday's community meeting, every single concern and question asked was answered to the complete satisfaction of the community. The Commissioners had already been presented with the housing association’s brief, indicating...

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I attended the planning commission meeting yesterday. All I can say is, Chicago business as usual. It's clear the commission's votes were decided prior to the meeting, as not one Alderman/Commissioner even asked a question of the planners.
The HHDC group presented their case. Alderman Maldonado then indicated that, at Wednesday's community meeting, every single concern and question asked was answered to the complete satisfaction of the community. The Commissioners had already been presented with the housing association’s brief, indicating this was absolutely not the case, and Maldonado knew this as well.

Then a group of 5 or 6 people opposed to the zoning change were allowed 3 minutes each. One gentleman, who also spoke at the community meeting, presented a very compelling argument simply asking that various questions about the project be answered before a vote was held. In fact, that is essentially what all opposed asked for – time to get answers to fair questions.
After this, a group of 5 or 6 people spoke on behalf of the project. The rather large gentleman at the community meeting who had his military uniform on and spoke repeatedly about “la familia” and “Hua”ing the crowd to get boisterous, spoke on behalf of veterans. He indicated that any delay in the vote would be a "life or death" issue for veterans. The rest of the speakers appeared to me either connected to a piece of this project or to the HHDC in general, or were simply against gentrification in terms of “more affordable housing” needed in Humboldt Park.

Alderman Burnett then stated how valuable our veterans are and how needed this is, as well as how the one in his ward is a great addition. Again, this all appeared planned in advance.

A vote was then taken which appeared to be unanimous. Despite receipt of the brief of the housing association, NOT ONE QUESTION WAS ASKED OF MR. ROLDAN, ALDERMAN MALDONADO OR THE ATTORNEY MS. MICHAS. Not. One. Single. Question.

  • It seems that some of the neighborhood associations in neighboring communities of the UV, WP and Bucktown have all found success in getting their alderman to at a minimum seek their approval of projects BEFORE they get to the planning & zoning commission stage. This was clearly not done with...

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    It seems that some of the neighborhood associations in neighboring communities of the UV, WP and Bucktown have all found success in getting their alderman to at a minimum seek their approval of projects BEFORE they get to the planning & zoning commission stage. This was clearly not done with the community here, or if it was, was it only with the PR community? Mr. Corona, if you win, will you seek the positions of neighborhood groups BEFORE a political deal has already been made? Alderman Maldonado again indicated all questions of the community were answered – when exactly were the questions asked of Mr. Roldan of how much his company Tropic will make in profit on this job, and of why it cannot be GUARANTEED that this housing serves ONLY veterans for the 99 year lease, answered? Oh, that’s right, they weren’t answered at all. . . . . .
    Finally, I HATE the fact that I know many hispanics in the community are going to question those opposed to this project as to their loyalty to the military veterans, as well as to those in OUR community who truly need affordable housing. I ASSURE you that that is not the case. It is easy to push projects that are for "seniors" or "veterans" or "children" - all I can say is go back to aesop's fables . . . . . a wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. ASK FAIR QUESTIONS OF AUTHORITY, PEOPLE!! It's your duty as citizens of this country in creating community

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    @RealHP

    First I'd like to thank you for your quality analysis of the recent events. I have asked Adam Corona the question you put forth for him just now, and his response was an impassioned statement that politics in this ward has been done in back rooms for too long....

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    @RealHP

    First I'd like to thank you for your quality analysis of the recent events. I have asked Adam Corona the question you put forth for him just now, and his response was an impassioned statement that politics in this ward has been done in back rooms for too long. His direct quote was " If I get elected I will represent the community, and that means consulting with the community. The current Alderman has forgotten who elected him and has put too much attention into his own personal interest and the interest of private developers. I would put policy before politics, because that's what this community needs"

32 hours ago

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Questions re Veterans Housing

1. Is this a done deal?
2. When is the facility projected be open for business?
3. Will February's alderman elections affect this project?
4. What can the citizenry do to impact this project?

  • Gently place your head between your legs.

    Fold your hands over your head.

    Kiss your sself.

    Emerge for the February 24th 2015 Aldermanic election and vote for different leadership.

47 hours ago

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New Art Materials Reuse Center on California and Walton

Hi Neighbors!

The WasteShed is a non-profit materials reuse store and art center; we collect reusable art and school materials and make them available to the artists, teachers, and the public for cheap. We have a lot of really great stuff and we're the only place like this in Chicago; yet another reason to be proud of Humboldt Park! Hablamos español (bastante bien) y queremos estar un buen recurso para toda la ciudad.

We're also running a crowdfunding campaign right...

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Hi Neighbors!

The WasteShed is a non-profit materials reuse store and art center; we collect reusable art and school materials and make them available to the artists, teachers, and the public for cheap. We have a lot of really great stuff and we're the only place like this in Chicago; yet another reason to be proud of Humboldt Park! Hablamos español (bastante bien) y queremos estar un buen recurso para toda la ciudad.

We're also running a crowdfunding campaign right now to kickstart our workshop and educational programming, so we can support local schools and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to get creative. We're a very shoestring enterprise, and even small donations are very much appreciated! Here's the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-the-wasteshed-a-creative-reuse-art-center

We are open to the public 11-6, Wednesday-Saturday. Hope you can stop by!

  • I drive past your place every day on my way to work, and have frequently wondered what the deal was. Thanks for posting/explaining! Not to be rude, but your storefront is not exactly inviting looking.. I actually couldn't even tell if it was open to the public or not, or...

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    I drive past your place every day on my way to work, and have frequently wondered what the deal was. Thanks for posting/explaining! Not to be rude, but your storefront is not exactly inviting looking.. I actually couldn't even tell if it was open to the public or not, or if it even was a storefront.. perhaps investing in some "come on in!" signage or something like that, may help your cause? Although, I drive past early in the morning before you're open, so perhaps it looks a little different during the day.

    Regardless, sounds like a very cool endeavor and I wish you guys luck!

Dec 11

Updated 31 hours ago

Maldonado trying to sneak through another deal to strong hold Humboldt Park and take tax dollars.

Four-story building low income housing is getting green-lit in Humboldt Park without community input despite being a proposal that would permanently "change the dynamic of the neighborhood."

Read the full article for more information. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141211/humboldt-park/humboldt-park-veterans-housing-proposal-draws-mayoral-backing-mudslinging?utm_source=Logan+Square+%26+Humboldt+Park&utm_campaign=5492efe360-Mailchimp-CHI&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dfef6fa313-5492efe360-172450769

ONLY chance for your voice to be heard Dec. 17 at the Humboldt Park field house, 1400 N. Sacramento Blvd. at 5:30 p.m.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I say, take it to MICHIGAN AVE...or one of the UPSCALE neighborhoods who need to take their fair share of lower income people.

    Already San Francisco is having too many problems because the rich are displacing everyone.

    Chicago is headed the same direction. The only way to STOP insanity is to file civil rights lawsuits.

  • If you are ready for change, for commitment, and accountability in the 26th Ward please like Adam Corona's Facebook page. Your voice, your choice, your vote.On February 24, 2015 make your vote count!

    https://www.facebook.com/AdamCoronafor26?pnref=story

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Housecat went missing last night

Hey all! Were on the 1800 block of N Francisco Ave and our domestic short-hair-loveable-mutt of a cat named Captain Falcon went missing late last night.

He's the guy on the left in the attached photo. Please let me know if you see him. He extremely friendly (and fat) and has never been outside before!

  • Go out and call him when the area is quieter. If it's dark, take a flashlight; take the catnip or the treat container. When you call him, listen for his response. Put your scented socks by your gates. Walk in all directions if your house, also putting your scent out there for him.

  • Fellow 1800 N Francisco block here. We'll keep an eye out for him!

3 days ago

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Who is going to attend the meeting tonight, regarding the proposed veteran's building?

The more people involved, hopefully the more thoroughly all opinions can be taken into account. This means everyone, all ethnicities, all opinions.

  • How does that big of a mistake happen? To overstate costs by 65%? It seems to be a little bit more than a rounding error.

  • City Dude Living in Humboldt Park

    Today is the PUBLIC HEARING. Don't forget to go.
    The neighbors around the hospital dropped off a BRIEF at Alderman Maldonado's office yesterday before the Community meeting. You can read it here: www.humboldtparkhousing.com

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Maldonado: Opposition to Veteran Housing 'Sounding Like Racist' Comments

http://dnain.fo/1IXS2xQ

Maldonado is beginning to sound a little desperate, making these baseless accusations publicly. I think someone knows he might be in trouble come February. It took citizens coming together to root out these back door deals which were right in front of us the whole time.

HUMBOLDT PARK — A proposal to build affordable housing for veterans in Humboldt Park continues to stir opinion, with the local alderman recently calling some comments by opponents on socal media racist.

  • Same tricks, different development.

    Bait and switch, steal and twitch.

    Politicians LOVE no-bid contracts so that they can hand fat-cat deals to their buddies. Buddies then return the favor. Maldonado needs this project to go through so he can fund his re-election and dirt-throwing campaign to buy false advertisement to try to make up for his lousy management of the Ward.

  • Big Al WP Big Al, Your Neighborhood Pal

    East Humboldt Neighbor, that figures it comes from Mayor Rahm-A-Dama-Ding-Dong's office. They change the rules and the numbers so many times even Einstein couldn't keep track. Humboldtwriter, only the names change, but it's the same game. Politics is the art of BS.

Jul 28

Updated 3 days ago

Collecting dog/cat donations for shelter: food, toys, sheets, towels...

You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

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You guys have been so awesome with these donations. Last time I dropped them off, the woman who runs the shelter had tears in her eyes and said please tell those Everyblock folks "thank you" and how much this means to us and the animals.

The animal shelter is in need again so I'm making another round picking up donations if you're able to donate/have old linens laying around.

This open-access shelter has very little funds and takes in many animals. They also provide a pet pantry for people who can't afford dog/cat food for their pets. It's so sad when you see people drop off their loved pets because they no longer can afford them. This pet pantry, which is running very, very low, helps keeps animals in their loving homes (and out of these open-access shelters).

Here's a list of items they need most:
- dog and cat food (any kind)
- treats to help fatten up the underweight dogs (actual dog treats or Aldi hot dogs are good, cheaper option)
- calming toys (such as stuffed animals or kongs and peanut butter - please no squeeky/stimulating toys)
- used (clean) towels, sheets and blankets for dogs/cats to lay on in the cages they're in basically 24/7. It helps lower their stress and gives them comfort.
- medications your pet didn't finish. These animals often come in sick from being on the street -- any antibiotics, pain pills or supplements help. There is a vet there that prescribes them and will use donated meds appropriately.
- Rescue Remedy or other calming supplements/sprays etc. (shelter life can be stressful)
- dog leashes, collars

I can pick up donations from your house Friday (8/1)12-1:30pm or 5-7pm. Or you are welcome to drop off at my place near North ave and California today 7/28 after 5pm or Wednesday after 7pm. Please message me for details.

Thank you SO MUCH for your generosity. The dogs and cats thank you.

  • Cram writer

    Meg - not sure why, but our DMs aren't going through. Can you email me at cram@plateonline.com, so we can coordinate meeting? Thanks!

  • meg

    Thanks Cram - emailed you. If anyone wants to contact me, looks like DMs aren't working. Just email me at meaghan.olson@gmail.com. Thanks!

4 days ago

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A Must Read regarding the newest Subsidized Housing Project in H.P.

I have seen many posts on this topic in the last few weeks, but this page gives the most comprehensive info about the 6 -story building being proposed on the land owned by Norwegian American Hospital. Please read it if you want. Or not.

http://www.humboldtparkhousing.com/humboldt-politics/

  • First of all, I didn't write the article, I just posted it. It also contains a link to an article in Chicago Magazine. If you don"t agree with it, then take it up with them.

    Next, don't assume anything for me. I don't care what gets built as long as...

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    First of all, I didn't write the article, I just posted it. It also contains a link to an article in Chicago Magazine. If you don"t agree with it, then take it up with them.

    Next, don't assume anything for me. I don't care what gets built as long as it is according to code(ie no zoning changes) and my tax dollars don't have to pay for it.

    I think most people have seen the race-baiting show in the media recently and realize that when somebody uses the term "racist" it is because they have already lost the intellectual argument.

    But if anybody that is hiding behind a pseudonym wants to introduce themselves to me face to face, we can discuss our differences at that time.

  • REALMCCOY West Town/Humboldt Pk Homeowner

    fighting the good fight: Your posts are painful to read. Just stop already.

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Dec 12

Updated 5 days ago

LOST Cat

Please help us locate our cat Beam. He has been missing since Sunday am. He is an altered male Bengal with a chip. Please check your garages as he has gotten stuck in one before. Contact me immediately if you have seen him. we miss him very much.
lyndsay1133@yahoo.com
773-818-4680

  • Jen

    Check the stray tours at animal control (2741 s western) every day. They keep the animals on hold for 3 days and if no one comes for them there's a good chance of them being put down bc the shelter is pretty full

  • LT

    I have registered my lost cat with animal control and have been checking their "pet harbor" everyday since he went missing. Thank you for responding.

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Dec 13

Updated 6 days ago

The Maldonado take on the Vet Housing

Diversity, generosity is at the heart of proposed Vet housing

  • Is that $42.6 million project to support 49 units? So $800,000+ per unit. If that is, they should see if they could probably construct within current zoning rather than making a fortune in single unit housing.

  • Not an open bidding project. Overpriced development and friends of the Alderman construction company. You can buy land and build 109 single family homes for that price. Ridiculous. And tax exempt which means that all of the taxpaying homeowners will have an increased property tax burden.

Aug 12

Updated Dec 13

Lost Cat?

There is a smaller Bengal type cat walking on Cortez near California. It does not have a collar but it isn't behaving like a feral cat and is wandering aimlessly. It was interested in food and would approach me briefly but not long enough for me to capture it without frightening it. I did not see any posts here about a missing cat, but I do hope this guy (or girl) finds their home.

  • LT I just saw your post that Beam is now missing. I'll keep my eye out for him.

  • LT

    Thank you so much!

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Updated Dec 13

We have a mayoral race coming up. Any opinions about the candidates???

We have 3 main contenders Rahm, Jesus Garcia, and Fioretti.
Whats your opinion??
Id like to hear whats your opinion and why?

  • kim

    I would encourage voters to subscribe to http://www.aldertrack.com newsletter for free. If you are really wanting to follow the campaigns in more detail they have a paid very detailed daily updated form that is worth the one time $10 fee. These guys do a great job collecting all the data in one place so it is easy to follow.

  • Chris on Division St. Division in East Village

    Aldertrack also has a twitter account for what it's worth.

Dec 08

Updated Dec 12

Humboldt Haus Sandwich Bar North Ave/Sacramento

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Humboldt-Haus-Sandwich-Bar/298164123723519

Have you guys tried this yet?? My husband and I live around the block and have been waiting for months for this to open. The sandwiches are delicious...we prefer pick up or delivery but if you want a beer with your sandwich you can stop in and eat there. More of a deli than a restaurant. Keep local and try it...you won't be disappointed. Little pricey but the Italian and the Western are great!

  • musch955 New on Whipple St.

    Totally agree with the sign...don't think they need to hit us over the head that it is a liquor store, the beer/lotto signs in the window give it away. The deli is attached but it is a totally different store front, so don't think of it like you are getting a sandwich at a liquor store. Like I said it is worth a try! Sandwiches are more expensive but they really are delicious and high quality (we aren't talking subway).

  • Brenton A poor, poor, writer in Humboldt Park.

    The best way to open a business is to see the neighborhood as a palate of colors to choose from.

    At least in Chicago, each 'hood has it's own collection of signage memes and color combinations. These have been distilled over time to the point that business owners know what...

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    The best way to open a business is to see the neighborhood as a palate of colors to choose from.

    At least in Chicago, each 'hood has it's own collection of signage memes and color combinations. These have been distilled over time to the point that business owners know what works.

    For the larger part the colors of Humboldt Park are yellow and red. A savvy pedestrian can see that in some of the most popular businesses in the neighborhood. WE BUY GOLD. TIP TOP. CURRENCY EXCHANGE.

    Asides from the bit of green in Cermak's logo, green is only used to denote money services, such as accounting, taxes, payday loans. All those things that really bum the average dude out.

    North Ave. is practically a highway on that stretch by the park. I regularly see people speeding through it as though it was an interstate. In order to catch a person's attention at such high speed one needs a large, bold, statement of services.

    More often than not, people will slow down for LIQUOR, rather than "Artisinal Handmade Sandwiches" in a curly typeface on a dark green awning, as is the rage in Gold Coast/Other places I can't afford to live.

    TLDR: Yeah, they put a trashy LIQUOR sign on their liquor store. Deal with it and be thankful that there is a GD sandwich shop you can walk to that isn't Subway.

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2015 Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop Dates Announced

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Home Daycare Options Humboldt Park/ Ukranian Village/Logan Square

Hi we are looking for some good suggestions for a home day care in Humboldt Park (preferably east of the park because that's where we live,) Ukranian Village, or Logan Square (on the southern end.) We are looking for openings in March. Thanks.

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Updated Dec 11

Your tax dollars hard at work under Maldonado's watch!

Just wanted to share another fine example of how our alderman spends our tax dollars in Humboldt park. Nothing like purchasing land with federal dollars for the cultural center's parking lot, then using the space to house the Puerto Rican float for 364 days a year!

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Updated Dec 11

  • CS,
    Just look at the project with a few simple question:

    Why build a veterans home near a NON-veterans hospital?

    Why build a veterans home 3 blocks from an existing veterans home(at Franklin and Sacramento)?

    Why make it part of the contract that you don't have to be a veteran...

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    CS,
    Just look at the project with a few simple question:

    Why build a veterans home near a NON-veterans hospital?

    Why build a veterans home 3 blocks from an existing veterans home(at Franklin and Sacramento)?

    Why make it part of the contract that you don't have to be a veteran to live here?

    Why say it is 4 stories when clearly from the architects renderings it is 5 stories?

    Why would it cost $400,000 /unit for basic housing?

    Why build it on the property of Norwegian American Hospital (which has been on that site for over 100 years) and then name it something Puerto Rican?

    Why are these things always built by the same 3 developers, and always use the same lawyers to pass the "zoning change"?

    Why don't the alderman in other wards build subsidized housing for their veterans?

    This has become the tried-and-true formulaic way that elected officials in Humboldt and Logan can shift millions of tax dollars to their friends and family.

    BTW, as Johnathon Gruber was quoted last week, the ..."voters are too stupid to know the difference". That's why Chicago politicians steal from the taxpayer, not banks and individuals.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obamacare-architect-jonathan-gruber-fire/story?id=26919286

  • The only real way to fix this problem is to vote Maldonado out of office. Humboldt Park needs change.

Dec 11

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3536-3599 W. Thomas St.