Feb 26

Zoning has specific intent and purpose, how did it become monetary compensation for Ald. misdeed?

On February 9th, 2017, at the Branch Community Church, Alderman John Arena talked for over 2 hours, and never mentioned that he already agreed, in a court settlement dated Jan. 27th, 2017,to support a zoning change that could allow a low income housing project at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy. This is an act of fraud upon the community, and by signing the agreement, Arena has a clear conflict of interest. Arena is saving his own skin, at the expense of the constituents he is supposed to represent.
See entire settlement, courtesy of Nadig Newspapaers: http://nadignewspapers.com/images/Fully-Executed-Settlement-Agreement.pdf

    http://nadignewspapers.com

Feb 17

Community garden plots available

Merchant Park Community Garden, near the intersection of Addison and Keeler, is an oasis for the 30th Ward and a backyard for all. The garden is accepting new members for spring 2017. For more information about the garden, explore our Facebook page (facebook.com/MPCGarden/), then email mpcgardenchicago@gmail.com.

Feb 12

Updated Feb 15

Why did Former Old Irving OIPA Prez help Ald. Arena Lockout 700 Residents From Public Meeting ?

There she was, Anna Sobor, former (OIPA) President, assisting Ald. John Arena in denying entrance to an estimated 700 tax-paying concerned citizens, who wanted to hear and or voice their opinion on a controversial proposed 7-story low-income CHA Section 8 voucher ready building at 5150 N. Northwest Highway. That is a certainly not behaving like a good NW-side neighbor.

  • do you believe everything on the internet SCC? just like your blog, people can say whatever they want; doesn't mean it's true

  • Zoe's mom Hypocrisy is not attractive.

    I take everything I read on the internet with a side eye and then try to debunk it ... the problem is when it comes from people in authority ... like elected officials ...

    Then it really ..pardon me ..p$#?@ me off... this is what they do all day, this...

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    I take everything I read on the internet with a side eye and then try to debunk it ... the problem is when it comes from people in authority ... like elected officials ...

    Then it really ..pardon me ..p$#?@ me off... this is what they do all day, this is what they have staff for, this is why they are paid a huge paycheck. Remember the position was not originally a full-time job.

    When vendors are not vetted, when alderman say " I don't have to have a meeting" ...

    You really don't want to know what how I want to respond...

    Do not ever tell me that this aldermen is a PROGRESSIVE, he is not.

    He is old school democratic machine, his way or no way .. couched by saying it's for the good .. but he's got his fingers in his ears and he's not listening to the majority and that is his job ... good, bad or indifferent ... that's his job.

    How is he any different from the others? Who do what they want without listening? Because HE thinks it's going to turn out better long term?

    Even though the majority say no?

    I just don't get it...SMDH. I mean when he goes can we sue?

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