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Updated 11 hours ago

Happy Happy Joy Joy !!

Thanks to hard work from the Archer Heights Civic Association, Ald Mike Zalewski and community residents on 5000 and 5100 blocks of Kostner Kenneth and Kolin the auto repair shop Monroy's Muffler is no longer in business at Archer and Kostner

  • Her question was merley what the problem was that is all it was not WHY, do you have some sorta problem with the place? it was inqusitive not smartas

  • JudgeJudy Beauty fades, dumb is forever

    It's official - Mr Kostner's is a MORON because he cannot understand the difference. DUMB is FOREVER

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Updated 43 hours ago

"Southwest Side alderman resorts to race-baiting to save job"

My Everyblock topic is the same headline used on Sunday,
in the Chicago Sun-times, for a column written by the newspaper columnist,
Mark Brown. Here is the link (once again posted, for others) to read that full article:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/384388/southwest-side-alderman-resorts-race-baiting

I realize at least one commentator here already posted it, but it is important enough
to bear repeating; & remind constituents of the 23rd Ward that the incumbent
alderman is SO utterly corrupt, that has to be singled out in a...

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My Everyblock topic is the same headline used on Sunday,
in the Chicago Sun-times, for a column written by the newspaper columnist,
Mark Brown. Here is the link (once again posted, for others) to read that full article:

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/384388/southwest-side-alderman-resorts-race-baiting

I realize at least one commentator here already posted it, but it is important enough
to bear repeating; & remind constituents of the 23rd Ward that the incumbent
alderman is SO utterly corrupt, that has to be singled out in a major newspaper, for his lies, treachery,bashing of fellow aldermanic candidates and inciting racism to boot-!

It is clear, Z-- is beyond the point of redemption and he and his pathetic politics has got to leave this ward.

He deludingly must consider that-- repeating his corrupt tactics (similar
to his behavior in the prior election cycle four years ago) served him (and him alone) in the past, so, these vicious tactics bear repeating (and also, dreaming up even new ways to attack and bring down his opponents; even if it means falsely defaming them or attacking their very livelihood)!

My gad already, when are we going to wake up in this Ward?! This man should have been ousted long ago (and I said so then; he should have been removed when the corrupt Daley mayoral legacy ended-- who he was a lock-step lackey for, even as he is now is the same, for the Rahm-bomb game).

It is obvious, his lack of attendance at several ward candidate programs was a spit-in your-face, 23rd ward. As long as he can hold on to his 'tiny fiefdom', he doesn't give
a whit (even if he had any wits, except for corrupt politicking) about you or me, or any respect for his challengers names or reputations. as his cartoonish, buffoonery passing as mailers has shown.

Why he even stooped to inciting racism as 'a campaign slogan'! How pathetic can a politician be? Well, the irony is we already KNOW...

  • abc_773 ABC is easy as 773

    Up2up2me:

    It's hilarious that you're citing a comment as a fact to invalidate what I have to say. A comment is an opinion and certainly not a credible source.

  • u2u2me I met ABC last night and I swear on my parents graves that SHE is not Paulino or Gigo

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Updated 4 days ago

You should be ashamed...

Once, sometimes twice a week me and my family visit my in-laws. During these visits we take them to the grocery store to get stuff. Today was no exception. I parked no longer than 10 minutes to get them, only to find someone spit all over my car door, and rubbed it under my door handle!
I did not take anyone's spot, and there was enough parking for at least 5 cars. No I did not p.o. any one, as I only know a couple of neighbors, and they know why we are there.
My in-laws live on 50th and Keeler, and have been there 10 years now, this has never happened before!!!!

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Feb 19

Updated 6 days ago

EARLY VOTING: Convenience...or just more time to 'disappear' votes?

Since this 'concept' of early voting was first implement, I have had a leery feeling about it.
Even though I did early vote a couple of times, still, I always wonder IF my vote will be counted (that is, if ANY vote gets counted these days-- metaphorically-speaking) ;~}

Yes, early voting 'appears' to stream-line the process of voting (e.g. preventing long lines, etc.) and, as I recall, there was a BIG campaign to convince the public of that.

Nevertheless, this...

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Since this 'concept' of early voting was first implement, I have had a leery feeling about it.
Even though I did early vote a couple of times, still, I always wonder IF my vote will be counted (that is, if ANY vote gets counted these days-- metaphorically-speaking) ;~}

Yes, early voting 'appears' to stream-line the process of voting (e.g. preventing long lines, etc.) and, as I recall, there was a BIG campaign to convince the public of that.

Nevertheless, this was instituted at the same time there was also bedlam taking place, over the break-down of voting machines on voting day, the suspicions that machines (manufactured by private contracting companies) were pre-tampered with, etc. Soooo... it is not a difficult thing to consider that this 'early voting' option might also have been invented to 'tamper' with voting results. These are my thoughts
on the topic...

In the interest of taking an informal poll, what are your thoughts on the matter?

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Updated Feb 18

Do We REALLY need such a guy as mayor? Let's THINK Before We VOTE!

We already have enough corruption with the current one...

So, WHY in the world to vote in
a man who has a criminal gang member for a son AND who acts as if its just fine and
dandy to look the other way and make excuses and justifications to cover up the reality of this news:

Here's the full story on this from 2/8/15--
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/351122/mayoral-challenger-garcia-backed-deal-firm-gave-son-free-legal-help

Here's an excerpt to whet your whistle--
"Garcia — who’s now one of four challengers...

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We already have enough corruption with the current one...

So, WHY in the world to vote in
a man who has a criminal gang member for a son AND who acts as if its just fine and
dandy to look the other way and make excuses and justifications to cover up the reality of this news:

Here's the full story on this from 2/8/15--
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/351122/mayoral-challenger-garcia-backed-deal-firm-gave-son-free-legal-help

Here's an excerpt to whet your whistle--
"Garcia — who’s now one of four challengers seeking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 city election — supported Mayer Brown despite a personal connection to the firm involving his adult son Samuel Garcia. Court records show Samuel Garcia had been arrested in 2007 on a felony charge, accused of attacking two off-duty police officers on the South Side — and lawyers from the downtown law firm represented him in the criminal case for free."

  • Up, these are considerable points. sounds bad, makes me wonder what has gone on. is there some type of explanation? it reminds me of some Daley stories, Like the son, i think it was, that beat the poor kid with a baseball bat, over in New Buffalo at their summer...

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    Up, these are considerable points. sounds bad, makes me wonder what has gone on. is there some type of explanation? it reminds me of some Daley stories, Like the son, i think it was, that beat the poor kid with a baseball bat, over in New Buffalo at their summer mansion. i think he suffered permanent brain damage. Or daley II, that took a job with the lawfirm he hired to represent us in the parking meter deal. we all no what a great mayor he was.
    seems like in illinois we only get the bottom of the barrel when it comes to political choices.
    Who is the least evil, for mayor???

Feb 09

Updated Feb 18

Early Voting Begins

14th Ward - Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

This article has 50 other Chicago locations (Show)

Chicago Board of Elections - 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward - Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward - Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward - Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward - Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward - Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward - Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward - Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward - District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward - McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward - West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

15th Ward - Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward - Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward - Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward - Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward - Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward - Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward - Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward - Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward - Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward - Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward - West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward - Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward - Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward - Horner Park  2741 W. Montrose Ave

34th Ward - West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward - Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

Feb 18

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Feb 13

Updated Feb 14

Handyman

I've seen recommendations for handymen here, but now can't find any. Someone recommended a father son team (?) around Archer and Pulaski awhile back. In any case, does anyone have a good guy to do odds and ends?

  • I and friend used "Me and My Boys" Great .They meet all requirements Safety, legal.
    Micheal Morris
    773-376-3867
    Family business. I recommend them!

  • Bob Stanek Lives across from Peck School, works at Argonne

    That's the one I was looking for! Thanks. - Bob

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Jan 08

Updated Feb 12

Setting the Record Straight on Arteaga

Martin Arteaga will not address several issues:

Does he live in his parent's attic in order to run for Alderman of the 23rd Ward? All while having his real residency with the Mother of his child in 2117 Broadway St Blue Island. He also has his old drivers licence registered there.

You can find more information about him here: http://www.dirtsearch.org/cgi-bin/toolbar.cgi?fname=Martin&lname=Arteaga&statename=Illinois for free.

You can also view his criminal record with multiple arrest from 2007 to 2012. Charges are Domestic Abuse,...

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Martin Arteaga will not address several issues:

Does he live in his parent's attic in order to run for Alderman of the 23rd Ward? All while having his real residency with the Mother of his child in 2117 Broadway St Blue Island. He also has his old drivers licence registered there.

You can find more information about him here: http://www.dirtsearch.org/cgi-bin/toolbar.cgi?fname=Martin&lname=Arteaga&statename=Illinois for free.

You can also view his criminal record with multiple arrest from 2007 to 2012. Charges are Domestic Abuse, but was dropped to a misdemeanor in a plea bargain. His ex-wife was on a date after breaking up with Arteaga. Arteaga then approached her date and beat him pretty bad. He also has a second conviction that was dropped to probation for being in a violent altercation.

For the record I use to be affiliated with the Arteaga Campaign. Not at the management level, but would go help out often. I live near his parent's house where until recently never heard of Martin Arteaga. His Sister suggested I help out to help add to my resume. I decided to stop going in because both my kids would come with me at times & one of them found drug paraphernalia while helping clean Mr. Arteaga's car. His office also reeked of Alcohol and Cigarettes. On top of catching Arteaga's staff posting on here several vicious attacks.

I was reluctant to post anything on here since the attacks are vicious, racist, and bigoted. However, the voters and citizens of the 23rd Ward deserve better. Here I was thinking I was electing a young, vibrant, latino to be our next Alderman. Sad to find out the hard way you can't trust a book by it's cover.

Fake profile people we are not interested in your cowardly post. We do want to hear from Team Arteaga on his criminal violent activity & his residency.

There is a picture attached with Mr. Arteaga's vehicle of his home in Blue Island. Anyone know what agency he should be reported too?

  • Sally S. neighbor

    HDO is very much alive and it's very much UNO

  • We need to know the truth pretty in pink! Does he or does he not live in the 23rd ward! I came on this site just to follow what's going on and I believe every candidate deservs a fair shot but Mr. A did not get my vote and never would!

Feb 12

Feb 11

Update: Rahm' Snowjob of Burke or Burke's Snowjob of Us?!

TODAY/WED/2/11/15-- Chicago Sun-times front-page story:

"RAHM PLOWS THROUGH BURKE SNOWSCREEN"

(link should take you to copy of front page-- then click onto for article access)--

http://eedition.suntimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

Feb 11

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Feb 07

Updated Feb 09

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! Burke's Block Bare...

FYInterest-- recent news re: Z's next-door boss...er, 'neighbor':

This news was a Chicago Sun-times front-page article (2/5/15):

http://earhustle411.com/chicago-the-snowplows-hit-ald-ed-burkes-street-five-times-other-streets-not-even-touched-once/

Blog comments all the way from the North Side!

http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=chicago+sun+times+Alderman+Burke+gets+street+shoveled+of+snow+repeatedly&d=4505877382893376&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=1eLWxqfC54MBCVy8KhLUFifrgWwXKTUZ

Too bad he's running unopposed this February 24th...
Well, you can always leave the square next to his name blank).

  • he has so much money in his war chest that he loaned Quinn money for his last campaign.

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