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SW-side Continues to Bury Head in Sand as Gov Quinn Gives $50,000,000 for Trails

As a former resident of Archer Heights and a former board member of the Archer Heights Civic Association, .... I told you so!

http://www.dot.il.gov/press/1%2030%2013%20ITEP%20-%20RELEASE.pdf

When will the leaders of the Sw-side wake up? When will the people of the SW-side (Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, Clearing) wake up? There was a reason why I championed for a bicycle and nature path for many years. There was a reason why I repeatedly sought to meet with Ald.Burke, Ald. Zalewski, Cong. Lipinski. There...

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As a former resident of Archer Heights and a former board member of the Archer Heights Civic Association, .... I told you so!

http://www.dot.il.gov/press/1%2030%2013%20ITEP%20-%20RELEASE.pdf

When will the leaders of the Sw-side wake up? When will the people of the SW-side (Archer Heights, Garfield Ridge, Clearing) wake up? There was a reason why I championed for a bicycle and nature path for many years. There was a reason why I repeatedly sought to meet with Ald.Burke, Ald. Zalewski, Cong. Lipinski. There was a reason why I repeatedly tried to get the 'leaders' of the AHCA to support a bicycle path. If only for the reason to give energetic youth someplace to blow off steam rather than by breaking into garages and other 'crime'. But then the local papers wouldn't have much to write about.

Everyone knows (or they find out the hard way after years of trying) that to get anything done in Archer Heights one needs to have the 'leaders' figuratively present the idea on a platter of promissory votes to who ever is the alderman at the time (pick one from the above). The more pomposity the better. Yes?

One prostitute, two prostitute, three prostitute, four. Apparently there isn't enough time between counting prostitutes on 47th & Cicero or trying to get a 'senior discount' from the local politicians to champion any other cause.

The SW-side, Archer Heights specifically is the land where politicians go to retire before they retire. It's a community where one with just a HS education is comfortable. Check out the last census. Wasn't Gov Quinn a guest at the AHCA meeting earlier this year?

A bicycle path people. It's easy. Have the conversation, interest and preliminary design on the shelf ready to go for moments like this!

  • Thank you AHG.

  • AHG, Regarding your post about a certain person whining and complaining about lack of bicycle paths on the south west side, I could not have said your response better. You really HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. Thank you. Never hear of him, never see him unless he is bashing...

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    AHG, Regarding your post about a certain person whining and complaining about lack of bicycle paths on the south west side, I could not have said your response better. You really HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. Thank you. Never hear of him, never see him unless he is bashing civic groups.

    But C. never did answer your original questions, which is typical. Just another bunch of blah blah blah.. He is a good politician. Evasive. Suspect he is a shill for one of the wards. Question is which? 14 th, 23rd or maybe both?

6 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Church 50th & Kedvale

What do you guys know about the church on the corner of 50th and Kedvale? I'll be the first person to tell you to respect others, especially what they believe in, however in this case I have to say I really think they have no respect for the neighbors. Having service at 1:00 am, really??? In the middle of service you have cars burning rubber for 30 mins straight and taking kids joy riding, while a bunch yell out go...

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What do you guys know about the church on the corner of 50th and Kedvale? I'll be the first person to tell you to respect others, especially what they believe in, however in this case I have to say I really think they have no respect for the neighbors. Having service at 1:00 am, really??? In the middle of service you have cars burning rubber for 30 mins straight and taking kids joy riding, while a bunch yell out go faster go faster. I had to call the police on Wednesday/Thursday night because it was like 1:30 AM and I couldn't sleep. It's not a one time incident, it's an on going problem that I've discussed with the neighbors but how do you tell a church, hey it's cool you like to have service really late and all but keep it down when you guys are coming out because this is a working class neighborhood and I wouldn't like to tell my boss church goers didn't let me sleep last night.

  • Archer Heights Guy Long time resident.

    R Lau,

    Understand from the AHCA that their newsletter with an invite to join our civic association was passed out to the 5000 blocks of Kedvale, Karlov, Keeler and Tripp sometime yesterday afternoon. It’s the regular newsletter with an orange invite glued to the front and should be attached to...

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    R Lau,

    Understand from the AHCA that their newsletter with an invite to join our civic association was passed out to the 5000 blocks of Kedvale, Karlov, Keeler and Tripp sometime yesterday afternoon. It’s the regular newsletter with an orange invite glued to the front and should be attached to a doorknob, screen door or front gate. So look for it and talk to your neighbors about joining.

    Also, the next CAPS meeting for Police Beat 815 (covers most of AH) is May 7th at St. Bruno Church hall – 4839 S. Harding – starting at 7:00 PM. If you happen to have that day off from work, it would be good to attend as you will meet the police that patrol the area for the earlier part of the evening. Also understand the Beat 815 CAPS Facilitator was on your block checking out the site. So both CAPS and AHCA are looking into this problem.

  • RL - Please go to CAPS meeting. You will be surprised what you can accomplish. And by all means, use 911 when the clowns start racing down your block. You certainly don't have to put up with that.

16 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

A Great Article About April AHCA Meeting

Here is the web address of a great article about the appearance of BGA President Andy Shaw who was the guest speaker at the April 9 th AHCA meeting.

http://swnewsherald.com/bgas-shaw-we-must-reclaim-our-democracy-p4828-1.htm

  • I was at this meeting - fantastic speaker. One of the best AHCA has ever had. Thank you AHCA officers for bringing such notables to our neighborhood.

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Updated Apr 09

Archer Heights Civic Officers Meet With Owners of Former Miami Bowl Property

From a recent post to the Archer Heights Civic Association Face Book Page -

On Friday April 4th the President and Executive Director of the Archer Heights Civic Association (AHCA) met with the Senior Manager of Planning & Management for JD Real Estate (Petes Fresh Market), the owners of the Miami Bowl property, to find out what’s in store for that parcel in terms of getting something developed. At the Wednesday, April 9th AHCA general meeting, a report will be...

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From a recent post to the Archer Heights Civic Association Face Book Page -

On Friday April 4th the President and Executive Director of the Archer Heights Civic Association (AHCA) met with the Senior Manager of Planning & Management for JD Real Estate (Petes Fresh Market), the owners of the Miami Bowl property, to find out what’s in store for that parcel in terms of getting something developed. At the Wednesday, April 9th AHCA general meeting, a report will be given about the April 4th meeting with JD Real Estate and what the AHCA is pushing for.

For those civic association members that might be unaware that there is an AHCA Face Book page, please look it up and send a request to join. It is a closed page and you must be a current dues paid member of the Archer Heights Civic Association to join..

  • Looking forward to this.

  • Debbie W. Live in Archer Heights....Love my neighborhood

    I just got off of work. Can you please let me know what's going on in our community. Thank you.

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Updated Apr 08

Food Assistance for Archer Heights Families in Need

Article from the April Archer Heights Civic Association Newsletter.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository informed The Archer Heights Civic Asociation that a Model Pantry has been established for residents in Archer Heights who may be in need.

At the on-site food pantry residents of our neighborhood, both individuals and families in need of food assistance will be able to choose from a variety of fresh produce and shelf-stable items. The area covered by this food pantry is slightly different from...

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Article from the April Archer Heights Civic Association Newsletter.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository informed The Archer Heights Civic Asociation that a Model Pantry has been established for residents in Archer Heights who may be in need.

At the on-site food pantry residents of our neighborhood, both individuals and families in need of food assistance will be able to choose from a variety of fresh produce and shelf-stable items. The area covered by this food pantry is slightly different from our community’s boundary: North – Stevenson Expressway, South – 54th Street, East – Central Park Ave. (3600 West), and West – Knox (4600 West) but the actual Archer Heights boundary is Cicero Avenue – 4800 West.

The location of the pantry is in the Greater Chicago Food Depository – 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place (use the Keeler Avenue entrance) and will be open every Saturday starting March 8th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Archer Heights residents will be allowed one visit per month and must bring proof of residency. For more information please call 773-247-FOOD.

  • This is very good information. Everybody in Archer Heights needs to pass this info around as some people are afraid or embarrassed to admit they need help. By spreading the word, people can anonymously go to the food pantry.

    Thank you AHG for posting this.

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Updated Apr 07

Blocked tub drain

Does anyone out there know the best way to unblock a bathtub drain. Mine is soooooo slow, it's driving me nuts......thanks!

  • Rita Concerned gram

    Chet......I'll take it easy on the boiling water now that it's going pretty good. I didn't use bleach, I opted for vinegar. I'll use the baking soda and vinegar regularly now. Thanks for all your good advice.

  • William very thick skinned Retired US Navy master chief

    Here is a good idea of what you need to keep bath tub drain clear, same or similar device available at most hardware stores: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hair-catcher

Apr 07

Blocked tub drain

Can't thank everyone enough for the great advice.......so, here's what I did. I did the hangar thing (gag) and got some gunk (gag again) then I loaded the drain with about a quart of vinegar.......then taking another suggestion I boiled more water then is in my pool (ok, not really, but lots) and after letting the vinegar sit for two hours I dumped the boiling water down and lo and behold, I have a very well running drain!!!!! Thanks again everyone.....as you all can tell I never had this problem before. Now that I know how to handle it, I won't have this problem again!!!!

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  • Permit issued for signs

    REMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING BRAND I.D. SIGN ON ELEVATED WEATHER CANOPY STRUCTURE. NORTH FACING SIGN.

    4900 S. Cicero Ave. Issued April 2, 2014 Comment

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Updated Apr 03

Running Group in Vittum Park

Does anyone know about the running group that meets every Tuesday night near Vittum Park?

  • It's probably the Midway Warriors running group. I tried to paste their Facebook link here but my phone won't let me. If you Google midway warriors running group it should come up.

  • Rosie Just moved to the South Side from the North Side

    I found it! That's it! Thanks!

  • You're welcome :)

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Updated Apr 03

Status Hearing for 5173 South Archer

On Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1107 in the Daley Center there will be a hearing in regards to the bar located on the corner of Archer and Kostner which has been shut down since Sept 2013.

Need neighboring support to keep this bar shut down. This bar has been a neighborhood problem since it opened and even though they had security 3 people were shot outside of the bar in Sept 2013.

  • Kath Kath

    What was the name of the bar? Sounds like its a nuisance

  • Start a petition I can help....

  • The name of the bar is El Palenque and it was shut down in Sept 2013 for 70 building code violations. Looking for people to attend the court hearing on Tues April 29, 2014 and Yes would love to get a petition started to keep this bar closed.

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Updated Apr 01

Found small dog

Call 773-837-4438 to describe. Near Vittum Park on 3/31

  • This pup is listed there also.fliers hung in the area.

  • Ev

    Hi. There are so many pups listed missing on the facebook page Lost Dogs Illinois. Any idea on color or breed I will be glad to help look through all their photo albums. They also have a website but it is not as up to the minute like their page is. Thanks for keeping this pup safe! You are awesome! Here is the link to their facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/LostDogsIllinois

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Updated Mar 27

Orchestra Needs Violin

Please consider donating to our students. We currently raising money for a violin for our classroom.

Donorschoose.org/CurieOrchestra

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    See if you can get some of that terribly used garbage furniture the board want to replace. They Got 5 Mil to spend on new! You can sell it for a big profit. It is not that worn out!!! What are their plans for the old furniture anyway? Land fill?

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