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Jun 16

Updated 6 hours ago

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/ethics/provdrs/statements_of_financialinterests/news/2017/june/FIS-Viol-2017.html
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
    https://www.cityofchicago.org
  • Robin Hood Rohdenburg has posted over 70 comments on this thread...that's nearly half of the 156 total.

    Who has over 70 DIFFERENT things to say about ANY subject???

    Once again, Robin Hood, the sheer volume of comments is not changing hearts and minds...in fact, it's pretty pathetic.

    I speak for many.,..please find something to do with your life that is worthwhile.

    To be clear, regurgitating info on the same subject herein or anywhere is not at all redeeming or worthwhile.

  • @mute, no he has never dated the cop. I would imagine the only dates that were had were medjool dates....

43 hours ago

Leadership by Example

We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent...

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We need more of this kind of help in the ward...

FROM:http://wgntv.com/2017/11/15/chicago-police-officer-recruits-volunteers-to-help-veteran-renovate-his-newsstand/
CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.

Garrido posted a Facebook Live video asking for help. Volunteers stepped up, and they spent the last few weeks transforming this stand.

All of this was done with the help of local sponsors like Tony Marino of Marino Jeep. They took Johnson to the local Dick's Sporting Goods and bought Johnson all new winter attire to help him stay warm.

Johnson makes about $120 a week from his newsstand, and most of the time, he's just trying to by. He says he sleeps outdoors more often than indoors. So, John set up a GoFundMe account to help with Anthony's living expenses.

"While this is not a long term fix, our hope is this will give Anthony a chance to get a leg up to take care of himself down the road. We will also look into other resources that may be available to him as a vet," the GoFundMe page says.

Today, the newsstand looks brand new, and artist Peter Bucks is painting two murals on the stand.

The new and improved newsstand will be unveiled Thursday night at 5:30 p.m.
(See story link to vide video)

    Chicago police officer, volunteers help veteran renovate his newsstand
    CHICAGO -- For the past seven years, Air Force veteran Anthony Johnson has been selling newspapers out of a beaten up stand at the corner of Milwaukee and Faragutt. Chicago Police Lieutenant John Garrido connected with Anthony about a year ago and decided to give Anthony a better place to sell his newspapers.
    http://wgntv.com

5 days ago

Attention Dog Owners - Day Care Survey

Please take a moment to complete a brief, 8-item survey for dog owners. This survey, which should not take more than 5 minutes of your time, is designed to gauge our community's interest in and thoughts about daycare for dogs. Your personal information is not requested, and all responses are anonymous unless you choose to provide personally identifiable information. Thank you so much in advance for your time!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GHLMGDG

    Doggie Day Care Survey
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    https://www.surveymonkey.com

Nov 13

Updated 5 days ago

Sirens/Milwaukee Ave 11pm last night - 12 squad cards

Anyone know what happened last night. at 11pm 12 or more squad cars were ripping down Milwaukee headed South near Montrose.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    Maybe they should open up a marijuana depository with a drive up liquor store and an escort service! That would cover most of the bases.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    Not crack use around that area

6 days ago

Oct 29

Updated Nov 05

Doctor recommendation

Hi there, looking for a good general doctor preferably out of Lutheran General who has a good bedside manner. Any suggestions? Thanks

  • I put in Ciszek's name back at the begining of this post with all his info, phone number address, room number, etc. and it is no longer there. So thanks Paul, for putting it in again.

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    What's up with that, are you Ciszek's PR firm?

Oct 29

Updated Nov 04

Doctor recommendation

Looking for doctor, preferably out of Lutheran General who takes HMO. A Basic internist who has good bedside manner and knowledgeable. I am type 1 diabetic and my husband has high blood pressure. Any suggestions?

  • I would recommend Dr Benedict Ciszek at Presence Medical Group, 7447 West Talcott Av,. Suite 121, 773-990-3900. He was at LGH, but moved to Res and brought with him most of the doctors that were in his group there. My wife also has high blood pressure and I am in remission from leukemia.

  • Josephine Portage/Jeff park

    Thank you very much!

Oct 25

Updated Oct 27

    Tableau Public
    https://public.tableau.com

Oct 20

Updated Oct 27

Lost dog in jefferson park 60630 5400 n central ave

Our dog got frighten by the thunder and took off running around 5413 n central ave on north side chicago jefferson park neighborhood he is a mix breed yellow golden small maybe 15 ponds his name is shrek very calm dont bark or bite .he is my 8 year old son best friend can any one call 7732974240 or 773800 3172 im daniel with any information on him thank you for your time. Im posting this again he was not found and he been missing since 10/14/17 .

  • Maggiemay 45 year resident @ PP

    I will keep my eyes open for him. Sorry that he took off like that. Hope he makes it home soon

  • Daniel a Daniel

    Thank you every one for your kind words and your help .some one called me yesterday at 7am and said she might of seen him by balmoral and central which is where we live but he took off running towards fransworth school and disappeared.i was at work already but called the school. With no luck .we are praying his safe return .bless every one thanks

Oct 21

Updated Oct 26

Inside the 45th Ward Participatory Budgeting process

Last January, I responded to a request from the Alderman's office for volunteers to work on this year's capital improvement plan. This process is called Participatory Budgeting (PB). In my first meeting, some 20+ residents attended. Following orientation, we were charged with reaching out to the community for input on the capital needs of the Ward.

The PB volunteers organized the input into categories. Once organized, the community input tended to fall into four categories. To fully consider each category,...

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Last January, I responded to a request from the Alderman's office for volunteers to work on this year's capital improvement plan. This process is called Participatory Budgeting (PB). In my first meeting, some 20+ residents attended. Following orientation, we were charged with reaching out to the community for input on the capital needs of the Ward.

The PB volunteers organized the input into categories. Once organized, the community input tended to fall into four categories. To fully consider each category, the PB volunteers divided into 4 committees, one for each category. The task was to study each recommendation and vet them for appropriateness given City capital improvement guidelines and the cost of each recommendation. Determining cost was fairly easy as the City's capital funds can only be committed to approved vendors by the City and at the City agreed upon cost.

I served on the Beautification Committee. Our Committee had 37 recommended items to consider. By the September 15th deadline, we narrowed the list to a final four recommendations. I am rather pleased with the work our small Committee did. The final four recommendations were ours and ours alone.

As volunteers, if residents don't vote, our work was in vain. Thus, I encourage you to vote. The first vote you will cast is one determining the percent of the one million capital dollars to be spent on Streets. If you do not like any of the PB's sixteen recommendations you are free to vote for 100% of the budget to be devoted to Streets. Similarly, you are then asked to vote for up to six improvement projects. If you can't support more than a few of the projects, vote for a higher percent to be allocated to Streets and Alleys.

Independent of your political preferences, consider volunteering for next year's PB process. I enjoyed meeting with fellow Ward residents and found the experience illuminating in terms of community needs and how the City works.

Oct 22

Updated Oct 23

Police activity on the 5200 block of N Leamington Sunday morning?

Does anyone know what happened? I saw about 10-15 police cars around 8:30am.

  • s

    brushman i apologize but you are being a very over dramatic liberal

  • Brushman4 Serving the best since "53"

    @s I just hope you have no access to children.

Oct 21

Just moved in, have referrals

We just moved into Oriole Park and wanted to share great companies we've worked with in preparing our new home.

Movers: Golan's
Painters: Bernard Finnegan, LLC
Appliance Delivery/Haul Away: Costco

Oct 13

Updated Oct 16

John Juszynski - I found your Ventra U-Pass

Are you John Juszynski or do you know him? I found his student U-Pass Ventra card with his picture on it. I'd prefer to get it back to him than have him go through the trouble of replacing it. Can't find him on facebook.

Oct 14

Oct 12

Updated Oct 13

    Milo Ads Torn Down From CTA Platforms
    The following is an anonymous submission from local Chicago antifa regarding the recent posting of advertisements for Milo Yiannopoulos' bo...
    http://southsideantifa.blogspot.com
  • Mute Mute Me

    This might be my favorite part.

    "Solidarity with all the GLBTQI folx out
    there "

    Do they not know milo is gay? When they preach solidarity with all gay folks out there don't they know that includes milo?!

Oct 04

Updated Oct 10

Recycling Cans

Two groups of people, hours apart, walked down the alley today in the 6000 block of Waveland and stopped at my fence, talking. Both groups opened my blue can and looked inside, then walked away. Has anyone else seen this? I'm curious as to what they may have been looking for.

  • I bag my metal cans for the pickers as well. It's little effort for me and easier for them. It still gets recycled.

  • Thanks everyone, for your responses. If it had been one or two people each time, I might think they were looking for cans, but these were groups, as in six or seven people. I'll probably never know.

Oct 08

Oct 08

Oct 06

Midnight Circus Volunteers-October 7 & 8

We can still use some volunteers in Oriole Park to help with Ushering, Concession Sales, and general help. Please sign up here if you can help. http://signup.com/go/QphyYux

    Midnight Circus Volunteers-October 7 & 8
    SignUp.com makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!
    https://signup.com

Oct 05

Updated Oct 06

Need glass block window recommendation

I want to have glass block windows installed in my 70-year-old basement windows. Any recommendations? Thanks.

  • Andy tuck pointing, 312-805-1308, excellent work, very reasonable. located near Central / Montrose,

Oct 03

Updated Oct 05

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #Sauganash (Larned Ave. & Berwyn Ave.) Finn - Male Plott Hound. Brown/Black. Call 815-531-4968. Friendly. Cook County. 60630. Missing 10/03/2017. **Finn was wearing the grey &...
    https://m.facebook.com
  • I'm sure you've already done this but file a report with Lost Dogs of Illinois.

Oct 05

Family-friendly show this weekend

Come to Oriole Park this weekend to see a Cirque du Soleil style show done by professionals. Kid friendly, no animals except the Ring Masters rescue dogs. Worth every dollar and all proceeds help improve our park.

http://dnain.fo/2hPUVNb

    Midnight Circus Returns To Oriole Park For Benefit Shows This Weekend
    CHICAGO - The high-flying acrobatics of Midnight Circus in the Parks will return this weekend to Oriole Park, 5430 N. Olcott Ave., bringing four shows expected to raise thousands of dollars for the Norwood Park space.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Oct 05

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