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Undecided voters...what would get you to vote for either Mayoral candidate?

On the fence? Any one thing that would sway your opinion?

I don't know that I'm voting for Chui or Rahm. For me, I'd reconsider Rahm if he immediately implemented a Mayoral 2-term limit; and if he convinced the aldermen to implement a 3-term-limit on Aldermen (grandfathering existing Aldermen, oh, of course), I think he'd run away with the race. So much of the trouble we're in now could've been avoided if we didn't have a life-time Mayor sitting on fixing the major issues whilst hoping for good luck to occasionally sweep them away.

  • Ryan C. 15+ year Lakeview East resident

    "facing the greatest economic crisis"

    Our city is facing a FISCAL crisis, not an economic crisis.

  • it will become economic when they start cranking up the RE taxes.

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Waguespack speaks about Fioretti

this was in my inbox this morning:

From Citizens for Waguespack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ald. Waguespack: Garcia has the right priorities to fix City’s finances

CHICAGO (March 29, 2015) -- The following is a statement from Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) in response to the news that Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has endorsed Rahm Emanuel.

“Ald. Fioretti and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we have stood up together against the Emanuel administration’s bad choices, wrong priorities...

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this was in my inbox this morning:

From Citizens for Waguespack

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ald. Waguespack: Garcia has the right priorities to fix City’s finances

CHICAGO (March 29, 2015) -- The following is a statement from Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) in response to the news that Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has endorsed Rahm Emanuel.

“Ald. Fioretti and I have been friends and colleagues for many years, and we have stood up together against the Emanuel administration’s bad choices, wrong priorities and broken promises. And, together, we have voted against the last three irresponsible Emanuel administration budgets.

“Ald. Fioretti knows, as I do, that Mayor Emanuel’s approach to the City’s finances has been an unmitigated disaster. He's said it himself on many occasions.

“I’m going strong for Chuy Garcia, and many of Bob's supporters are too. Mayor Emanuel is the one who got our city even deeper into this fiscal mess. Chuy has the right priorities. He can be the one to guide us out.”

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH ROOF TOP DECK, DETACHED 3 CAR MASONRY GARAGE (3B CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.

    1454 W. Altgeld St. Issued March 27, 2015 Comment

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  • Prescott Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    As we approach the last few weeks of our first year at Prescott, it seems a perfect time to reflect and notice the amazing achievements that our children have made under the guidance and instruction of their outstanding teachers. Our children have excelled academically, made nice friends and always say that they feel safe, inspired and excited to learn. The fact that our children enjoy each day at Prescott speaks volumes in of itself. This a dynamic school with visionary leadership and highly dedicated staff and faculty. We are grateful for our children to have the wonderful opportunities at Prescott which is clearly a school on the "up and up"!

    Prescott Elementary School (1632 West Wrightwood Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 28, 2015 Comment

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Waguespack supports Chuy

A message from Alderman Scott Waguespack:

I want to thank you for your support in the municipal elections in February as I was able to work with you to gain 79% of the vote in the 32nd Ward vote. The elected school board issue also tallied about 83% of the vote.

Another big date in Chicago's political history was made when the first ever mayoral runoff was set for April 7th. I am urging you to get out and vote...

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A message from Alderman Scott Waguespack:

I want to thank you for your support in the municipal elections in February as I was able to work with you to gain 79% of the vote in the 32nd Ward vote. The elected school board issue also tallied about 83% of the vote.

Another big date in Chicago's political history was made when the first ever mayoral runoff was set for April 7th. I am urging you to get out and vote early or on April 7th. I am supporting Chuy Garcia for Mayor but whoever you vote for, exercise your right to vote.

Voting for the April 7th runoff election is underway at early voting locations throughout the City. This is the first time Chicago has had a Mayoral runoff election since the runoff system was put into place. The Board of Elections ballots will list the two candidates for the office of Mayor: Mayor Emanuel and Chuy Garcia . In the 32nd Ward there will be one ballot cast for the mayoral race and no other questions will be on the ballot.

For questions about registration, absentee ballots, or any other election related issues visit the Q&A page at the Board of Elections for answers. To look up your polling place, check your voter information on the Chicago Board of Elections.


EARLY Voting is offered from Monday March 23rd through Saturday April 4th. Any voter registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voter lives. Voters do need to present government photo ID during early voting.

HOURS of Polling Locations
All sites will be open every day from March 23 through April 4:
Mon-Sat - 9 am-5 pm
Sunday - 9 am - 3 pm

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WATCH: 2nd Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum

Get to know the candidates for alderman in the 2nd ward before the April 7th runoff elections with this forum featuring Alyx Pattison and Brian Hopkins, hosted by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association: http://ow.ly/KQKya

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  • Prescott Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    This is an honest review for other parents doing the same as me (research on other schools). I have 2 children at Prescott for the last 3 years (both all A's). Strong points Art teacher is AMAZING! Small, close knit. This year has been difficult; one child in a classroom where there was intermittent heat for the majority of the winter. Also has a teacher that as my child says gets frustrated and screams at the class. In 2nd grade she asked the teacher to go to the bathroom 3 different times over the course of an hour - and was told "NO" - then had an accident in the classroom. In our other classroom - we personally know 4 children that have left the school because of the Administration (specifically Mr. Roche) and 2 more that are looking to leave. Support for diversity and acceptance is a low score for Prescott. Huge issues with unqualified support staff hired to fill multiple positions (none very well) and the safety of children being put knowingly at risk. Also, if a child has an IEP (at ANY level) they are not allowed to participate in the aftercare program. Every child has the right to learn, participate AND be safe at school it just doesn t happen at Prescott.

    Prescott Elementary School (1632 West Wrightwood Avenue) Published on GreatSchools March 24, 2015 Comment

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CAN-TV VIDEO of Recent 2nd Ward Aldermanic Candidate Forum at the New Canaan Land Church

FROM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExaF5_2qb2k
CAN-TV
2nd Ward Aldermanic Election Runoff Forum
Published on Mar 25, 2015

Election forum featuring candidates Alyx Pattison and Brian Hopkins hosted by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association. This program was streamed and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

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  • Safe Seats for Art Class

    Ms. Ammons is asking for $1136.04:
    My students need 20 stools to complete our classroom seating.
    Prescott Elementary School Comment

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Watch Your Aldermanic Candidates Debate LIVE on TV & Online

Watch LIVE as aldermanic candidates Alyx Pattison and Brian Hopkins debate the issues Tuesday, March 24th at 7 p.m. on CAN TV27 and http://www.cantv.org/live.

Even if you can't make it to the debate, you can learn more about the candidates before the April 7th runoff elections by watching online or on cable TV in Chicago.

Hosted by the Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association, the event will be moderated by Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune.

And let us know if you're tuning in by tweeting to @cantvchicago!

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Parking Lot Dent Repair Scam Alert

Earlier this afternoon, a couple guys appeared to be scamming an older Asian gentleman with a Lexus in the Walgreen's parking lot at Fullerton / Greenview.

Apparently, this type of scam is very common. Two individuals approach another individual and offer to repair a car dent for less than what it would cost in a bodyshop. Often times, the individual scammed goes to an ATM to withdraw cash to pay for the body work and the work done is shoddy...

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Earlier this afternoon, a couple guys appeared to be scamming an older Asian gentleman with a Lexus in the Walgreen's parking lot at Fullerton / Greenview.

Apparently, this type of scam is very common. Two individuals approach another individual and offer to repair a car dent for less than what it would cost in a bodyshop. Often times, the individual scammed goes to an ATM to withdraw cash to pay for the body work and the work done is shoddy and, often times, more money is requested to pay for the job.

I called 911 to report the possible incident; however, the Asian man and the scammers seemed to have parted ways before the police arrived.

The scammers appeared to be in a silver Chevy with a license plate that looked like R1460149 (from a distance). One scammer appeared to be of Latino descent with a goatee (I cannot remember that with 100% certainty). The other gentleman was a taller, skinnier fellow who was wearing a snow hat.

  • Saw these guys in the Costco parking lot (Clybourn & Damen) on Wednesday and reported it. This time it was a green minivan.

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Additional crime reporting by publisher Ron Roenigk

One incident occurred 1 a.m. March 10 in the 2500 block of N. Marshfield, and a second sometime between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of N. Clark St.

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

...the cops began their search, one of the victim's phones began pinging in the 3100 block of Sheffield, just south of the Belmont CTA station. At the same time, another 911 call came...

Officers quickly circled back and arrested the suspects near Belmont and Sheffield. Evidence was subsequently recovered from a trash can on the Belmont platform, police said. The male suspect was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of head wounds. Charges are pending.

Larry Dollar, 43, of the 4500 block of N. Hazel St., was arrested shortly after a bank robbery Tuesday, March 10, and is now facing a federal charge.

...in connection with the robbery that occurred at an MB Financial Bank branch located at 3940 N. Damen Ave. Dollar appeared earlier today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary M. Rowland 10 a.m...

...a.m. March 4 on the1700 block of W. Wilson in Lincoln Square; on the 3200 block of N. Damen on March 6-7, between 5 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on the...

...on March 6-7, between 5 p.m. and 2 p.m., and on the 2100 block of W. Giddings on March 7-8, between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m...

...a gun, and demanded property. Incidents occurred 7:30 p.m. March 5 on the 4500 block of N. Kenmore; 2 p.m. March 9 on the 4700 block of N. Winthrop, and a second...

...5 on the 4500 block of N. Kenmore; 2 p.m. March 9 on the 4700 block of N. Winthrop, and a second incident at 5:40 p.m. March 9 in the 4600 block...

...N. Winthrop, and a second incident at 5:40 p.m. March 9 in the 4600 block of N. Winthrop...

Two people were shot and killed outside The Dolphin nightclub 3 a.m. Monday at the corner of Webster and Ashland Ave.

Police responded to the 7-Eleven store at Broadway and Waveland after being tipped off by a silent alarm and 911 callers.

One incident occurred 1 a.m. March 10 in the 2500 block of N. Marshfield, and a second sometime between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of N. Clark St.

The burglaries occurred 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the 1400 block of W. Jonquil Terrace, and on the 1600 block of W. Juneway Terrace between March 2, 10:00 p.m., and March 3, 4:00 p.m. There is no description of the offenders at this time.

The burglaries occurred 7:30 p.m. March 2 in the 1400 block of W. Jonquil Terrace, and on the 1600 block of W. Juneway Terrace between March 2, 10:00 p.m., and March 3, 4:00 p.m. There is no description of the offenders at this time.

...liquor, cash and cigarettes. Incident include one 12:20 a.m. Feb. 20 in the 7600 block of N. Sheridan Rd. and a second 5:20 a.m. March 8 also in the 7600 block of...

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