Mar 27

Updated 31 min ago

Override Rauner's repeal of gun shop licensing law

Tomorrow, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Gun Dealer Licensing Act — an important public safety bill that Governor Rauner recently vetoed. Ahead of the hearing they're collecting "Witness Slips" — which are basically signatures in support of or in opposition to the bill.

Follow the instructions below to submit your witness slip and help us get over the top.

http://act.everytown.org/go/68471?t=14&akid=91263%2E1454441%2E-MSUft

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Tomorrow, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Gun Dealer Licensing Act — an important public safety bill that Governor Rauner recently vetoed. Ahead of the hearing they're collecting "Witness Slips" — which are basically signatures in support of or in opposition to the bill.

Follow the instructions below to submit your witness slip and help us get over the top.

http://act.everytown.org/go/68471?t=14&akid=91263%2E1454441%2E-MSUft

Open up this link to the witness slip page on the General Assembly's website.
Enter your information on the IDENTIFICATION section of the form.
Feel free to leave the REPRESENTATION part of the form blank.
On the POSITION section, select "On SB 1656 and HB 1273" as the subject matter, check the "Proponent" radio button (see screenshot below).
Select “Record of Appearance Only” in the TESTIMONY part of the form (also in screenshot).
Agree to the terms of agreement and click the create slip button (you'll need to complete the captcha in order to successfully submit).

SUBMIT YOUR WITNESS SLIP TO THE IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Send your Witness Slip to the IL General Assembly
Screenshot of the POSITION and TESTIMONY sections of the form.

We have a fighting chance of overriding Governor Rauner's veto of a bill that passed the General Assembly with bipartisan support — but it's going to take each of us speaking out to fight back against the gun lobby's dangerous agenda.

Thanks for being a committed member of the movement!

Illinois Legislative Team
Everytown for Gun Safety

    Witness Slip
    Dashboard for the Illinois General Assembly
    http://my.ilga.gov
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    The 2nd Amendment isn't under attack - it's guns that are under attack. Some guns, not all.

    It the same thinking that says gun registration will lead to gun confiscation.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Bob, it doesn't matter how ofter you repeat your mantra - Yes, the 2nd is under attack and Yes, your ilk DOES want our firearms - all of them.

    Molon Labe!

2 days ago

Updated 56 min ago

Woman sexually assaulted in the brown line

A 20-year-old woman was standing on the platform at the Brown Line’s Francisco station on Thursday night when a man approached her, began kissing her and sexually assaulted her, Chicago police said.

The attacked happened around 10:40 p.m. at the station at 4648 N. Francisco Ave. in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The news said she wasn’t getting on a train but rather she was playing Pokémon Go....at 1040pm?!

  • We need more security. How many times I am on the train and grown men come to you asking for money I am 65+ a woman). Where is security? They tell you to press the emergency button to alert the CTA train driver. Is he suppose to rescue you?

  • Janu--Carry a locking folding knife with at least a 3 inch blade. Normal folk can't carry guns on public trans, but criminals can. So, even the playing field.

Jun 25 2016

Updated 3 hours ago

Cleaning person

hi, looking for recos for a cleaning person. I'm pretty clean/neat, looking for an occasional person to come in and do the dusting, floors et al. Thanks in advance.

  • Mjs cleaning services and organization mariajuarez286@gmail.com 3124592622

  • Hi! Is Teresa still cleaning houses? I am looking for someone reasonable to clean our home in Albany Park. Please let me know. Thanks:)

Sep 21 2016

Updated 3 hours ago

house keeper wanted

I am just recovering from an illness and am in need of a cleaning person once a month. it's a small house in north park. please contact kay at: kathy.finn@att.net
thanks

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  • KM Like to know what's going on in the neighborhood

    Hi Kay, I have someone that I've been using for years at least once a month. Her name is Nelia. She does a great job for my place. She is also reliable and down to details. I'll forward your email to her so she can contact you directly.

    I hope you have a speedy recovery!

  • Hi! I am looking for a someone reasonable to clean our home in Albany Park once a month. Is Nelia still cleaning homes and perhaps looking for mor business?

32 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Wilson/St.Louis - does anyone have advice on the area?

Hi all - I’m looking to move to Wilson/St. Louis and have a few questions for anyone who lives near there -

1. I’ve looked at crime reports for the area and there are definitely incidents but it doesn’t seem like the area is ravaged in crime - do you feel safe walking/parking at all times of the day? Obviously won’t be coming home too often in the middle of the night but still something to consider. I do a...

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Hi all - I’m looking to move to Wilson/St. Louis and have a few questions for anyone who lives near there -

1. I’ve looked at crime reports for the area and there are definitely incidents but it doesn’t seem like the area is ravaged in crime - do you feel safe walking/parking at all times of the day? Obviously won’t be coming home too often in the middle of the night but still something to consider. I do a lot of walking/running in the middle of the day which is also something on my mind.

2. How is parking for you? I see most of it is permit parking but still looks busy. Also, how is parking for guests?

3. What do you love best about the neighborhood?

Thank you so much!

  • Live 2 blocks away...I pass that area frequently. Crime is all over. In the 4 years I've lived here area I have never had problems with that area. But it is across the high school, I suggest maybe walk the area different times of the day, get a feel of the area.

  • Thanks! I plan to walk around there at night. I’m a little concerned about finding close parking on a regular basis. Thanks for your help!

12 hours ago

Saving Parking Spaces. Wonder why it's hard to find a parking space?

Once in a while you see someone park in the middle of 2 spaces and then later come and bring another vehicle and move the first vehicle back to make room for the other vehicle. It's hard to find parking and then you have people saving spaces or parking their business trucks on residential streets or vehicles that have been left for weeks in the same spot.

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Feb 22

Updated 31 hours ago

Silverstein Petition to Ban Sale of Assault Weapons in Illinois

Long-time gun safety advocate State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) has introduced a measure to address the sale of assault weapons, such as the AR-15, that have been used in countless mass shootings in America.

Senate Bill 3297 will make it illegal to sell assault weapons in Illinois. The legislation spells out which weapons are included in the definition of assault weapons and also includes the sale of so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” of more than 10 rounds in a...

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Long-time gun safety advocate State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) has introduced a measure to address the sale of assault weapons, such as the AR-15, that have been used in countless mass shootings in America.

Senate Bill 3297 will make it illegal to sell assault weapons in Illinois. The legislation spells out which weapons are included in the definition of assault weapons and also includes the sale of so-called “large capacity ammunition feeding devices” of more than 10 rounds in a single magazine, belt or drum.

If you share Sen. Silverstein's concerns about gun safety in our state, particularly in light of the mass shootings in Florida, Texas and Las Vegas, please provide your contact information to stay updated on this legislation and other gun safety bills the senator sponsors. Thanks.

http://tinyurl.com/y8a3234p

    Silverstein Petition to Ban Sale of Assault Weapons in Illinois
    Long-time gun safety advocate State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) has introduced a measure to address the sale of assault weapons, such as the AR-15, that have been used in countless mass shootings in America. Senate Bill 3297 will make it illegal to sell assault weapons in Illinois.
    http://docs.google.com
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    The response I got from Sen. Durbin:

    Dear Mr. Kastigar:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding gun violence and access to guns in our country. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your concerns.

    Over 30,000 Americans are killed by guns each year, and this violence takes a devastating...

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    The response I got from Sen. Durbin:

    Dear Mr. Kastigar:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding gun violence and access to guns in our country. I appreciate hearing from you, and I share your concerns.

    Over 30,000 Americans are killed by guns each year, and this violence takes a devastating toll on families and communities. I support sensible gun safety laws that will help reduce the number of gun deaths in America. I support measures such as universal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, mentally unstable individuals, and domestic abusers. An overwhelming majority of Americans know this is just common sense. I also support efforts to crack down on illegal gun trafficking and straw purchasing, and to limit the civilian use of high-capacity ammunition magazines that have been used by mass shooters to cause enormous harm.

    We can and must do more to keep guns out of the hands of those who would misuse them, and we can do so while protecting the right of law-abiding citizens to use guns in a responsible and legal way for sport, hunting, and self-defense. My wife and I grew up in families of hunters. We know the rite of passage when a parent takes his child out into the woods and teaches him or her to shoot. The hunters I know are good people who love the sport and hate the people who use firearms to terrorize and kill.

    (continued)

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

    (continuation of response from Sen Durbin )

    Gun violence is a complicated problem, and there is no one solution that will stop all the tragic shootings. Reducing this violence will require dedicated efforts by families, community leaders, law enforcement, employers, faith leaders, and elected officials to prevent guns from falling...

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    (continuation of response from Sen Durbin )

    Gun violence is a complicated problem, and there is no one solution that will stop all the tragic shootings. Reducing this violence will require dedicated efforts by families, community leaders, law enforcement, employers, faith leaders, and elected officials to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands and to address the conditions which create violence. Unfortunately, in recent years common-sense legislation to prevent gun violence has been blocked in Congress by well-funded political organizations. But I’m not giving up. I will continue to work to ensure the federal government helps address violent crime in our communities.

    Thank you again for contacting me. Please feel free to keep in touch.

    Sincerely,

    Richard J. Durbin
    United States Senator

Apr 14

Updated 36 hours ago

Really going to miss Sears Store at Irving Park and Cicero.

Heard they're going to close in July this year.

  • nmm1 Chicagoan

    I bought my leather wallets, gardening tools, mattresses, TVs & Blu-ray from Sears. I bought Dad’s clothes from Sears. It was hard to find reasonably priced casual well made men’s clothes until I went to Sears. I wanted to buy my stackable washer & dryer from Sears but they didn’t have what I was looking for. I have a friend who liked to buy her work blazers there. Sears did alot of things well. I will miss the department stores. It was a different experience.

  • I will miss Carson's very much too. I think part of the problem is people don't have a lot of extra money to spend.

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  • lindsey Irving Park Resident

    Is there any more information about this? I live right at Berteau and Kimball. Definitely scary!

2 days ago

Moments before he was shot dead, man told girlfriend over phone that he was being followed

...s Albany Park neighborhood, police said. The man was walking down the street in the 3400 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue when he was approached by two males who tried to rob him, police said. When...

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The man, identified by family members and the medical examiner as Jerome Fouch, was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m. on scene in the 9200 block of South Dauphin Avenue, the block where he lived, in the Burnside neighborhood.

The boy was riding his bike around 10:35 p.m. Thursday in the 6800 block of South Wood Street when two male shooters came out of a gangway and began firing, police said.

...Side, police said. The men, 22 and 28, were sitting in a vehicle in the 4700 block of South Rockwell Street when someone fired at them from the street. The older man was grazed in the...

...whose age wasn’t immediately available, suffered a graze wound to the foot in the 10600 block of South Bensley Avenue in the Trumbell Park neighborhood, police said. He drove himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital where...

    Man told girlfriend he was followed just before fatal shooting
    A man told his girlfriend on the phone that he was being followed by a black Dodge charger shortly before he was shot to death Thursday evening on a dark, dead-end street on the Far South Side, according to police and a family member.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Man told girlfriend he was followed just before fatal shooting

The man was walking down the street in the 3400 block of West Belle Plaine Avenue when he was approached by two males who tried to rob him, police said.

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The man, identified by family members as Jerome Fouch, was pronounced dead on scene in the 9200 block of South Dauphin Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood.

Earlier, the 15-year-old boy was riding his bike around 10:35 p.m. Thursday in the 6800 block of South Wood Street when two male shooters came out of a gangway and began firing, police said.

The man, whose age wasn’t immediately available, suffered a graze wound to the foot in the 10600 block of South Bensley Avenue in the Trumbell Park neighborhood, police said. He drove himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

    Man told girlfriend he was followed just before fatal shooting
    A man told his girlfriend on the phone that he was being followed by a black Dodge charger shortly before he was shot to death Thursday evening on a dark, dead-end street on the Far South Side, according to police and a family member.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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