18 hours ago

We deserve more from Commissioner Bridget Gainer

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/4-cook-county-board-members-missed-25-or-more-meetings-in-past-5-years-survey/ + she's been SILENT on Joe Berrios and on advocating for property tax equity -- all while dreaming of higher office.

    4 Cook County Board members missed 25% or more meetings in past 5 years: survey
    Cook County Board members have missed hundreds of meetings in the past five years, an investigation by the Chicago Sun-Times and ABC7 Chicago's I-Team has found - with four county commissioners absent at least a quarter of the time. Commissioner Bridget Gainer had the worst attendance record, records show.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

4 days ago

All eyes on Art Design Chicago

"Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, unite 1968-1975" Through 3/25, DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, 773-325-7506, museums.depaul.edu.

    All eyes on Art Design Chicago
    It's a little ironic that the impetus for Art Design Chicago, the hugely ambitious, yearlong celebration of Chicago's art-making history-from the fire of 1871 to the turn of the 21st century-came from the west coast, as seen through the eyes of an east-coast critic. But that's how it happened.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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Cook County 2017 Property Tax Exemptions form...

Cook County 2017 Property Tax Exemptions forms are now out. Please reach out to my office if you need any help (312) 603-4210, or stop by my workshop this evening 6-7:30pm at the Lincoln Park Library (1150 W. Fullerton) http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/PdfForms/Exemption-Forms.aspx Michael Cabonargi

    Exemption Forms
    A fraudulent solicitation was recently mailed to many taxpayers regarding a property's Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC). This letter is fraudulent and was NOT sent by the Assessor's Office. If you received this letter and have already submitted your bank information, contact your bank immediately.
    http://www.cookcountyassessor.com

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Jan 02

Property Tax Assessment Workshop – January 9

1150 W. Fullerton Avenue

    Property Tax Assessment Workshop - January 9 - RNRA Chicago
    Please join Alderman Brian Hopkins along with Cook County Commissioner Michael Cabonargi, on Tuesday, January 9th, for a workshop on How to Appeal Your Property Taxes. Click on the following link for more information http://www.cookcountyboardofreview.com/ or to find your township, enter your Property Index Number (PIN) in the search box at this link http://cookcountypropertyinfo.com/Pages/PIN-Search.aspx.
    http://rnrachicago.org

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Dec 30

COPS: Late Night Robbers Targeting Red Line Passengers

...a victim was robbed around 3:45 a.m. at the Fullerton Red Line station, 945 West Fullerton, near

    COPS: Late Night Robbers Targeting Red Line Passengers
    Chicago police have issued a community alert after armed robbers targeted at least five CTA train passengers since Christmas. Victims have been approached while standing on Red Line trains or shortly after leaving a Red Line train by a man or men who've been armed with a handgun.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

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Updated Dec 25

Calling on Chicago to provide 2200K PC AMBER LED Streetlight Test Block

Chicago is in the process, like many cities around the world, of replacing our streetlights with blue-rich white LED's (BRWL's). At 3000K these lights are at the absolute highest end of what the AMA has deemed safe. Blue spectrum light at night (270,000 streetlights in Chicago) will affect the health and circadian rhythms of people, plants and animals by creating 24 hours of daylight. IMHO, these lights are not only unsafe they are ugly and painful to look at, just...

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Chicago is in the process, like many cities around the world, of replacing our streetlights with blue-rich white LED's (BRWL's). At 3000K these lights are at the absolute highest end of what the AMA has deemed safe. Blue spectrum light at night (270,000 streetlights in Chicago) will affect the health and circadian rhythms of people, plants and animals by creating 24 hours of daylight. IMHO, these lights are not only unsafe they are ugly and painful to look at, just like the new LED headlights...too bright and too glaring. They will make our city look like the frozen food aisle at Aldi, or at best, a Night Game. Chicago owes it to its tax payers, who will shell out $700 per light, to at least set up one test street with 2200K PC Amber LED's. If you would like to see such a test street, please let your Aldermen know. This is a four year roll out and changes can be made before it’s too late. If you would like to view or join our FB Group, please feel welcome. Thank you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/155084901640186/

    https://www.facebook.com
  • Steve Jovan Public Policy

    Starting to be heard?? This is hardly a new issue.
    The one point that public policy analysts agree upon is that there is far too little research on the issue in order to make an informed scientific based policy. I realize that not everyone understands how scholarship works but established...

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    Starting to be heard?? This is hardly a new issue.
    The one point that public policy analysts agree upon is that there is far too little research on the issue in order to make an informed scientific based policy. I realize that not everyone understands how scholarship works but established science is not a function of a few dozen studies that include numerous qualifiers and limitations.
    Let’s invest in the best research that money can buy. Large scale studies which address ALL of the implications of this issue are a must.
    This thread has included claims that can’t possibly be addressed by simply changing the kind of lighting we are going to be using in Chicago.
    The focus of good policy needs to be narrow otherwise you are begging someone to ask you to produce the evidence for any other claims you are making. Ignoring the rules that govern public policy is not going to make them go away. It’s only going to make your agenda harder to realize.

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    Vicki, does there happen to be a website as well? I'm not a FBer. Thanks and happy holidays!
    PS: I'm visiting out of town for the holidays and this same issue and ire over the nasty bright blue lights came up (completely unsolicited by me). People far and wide dislike these things for aesthetic reasons, if nothing else!

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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade One (1) 4-Floor Passenger Elevator Only Unit In Building. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted.

    2325 N. Clifton Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS FOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING 3 STORY W/ BASEMENT BRICK STRUCTURE OF THE EXISTING (3)DWELLING UNITS AND REPLACE EXISTING WOOD PORCH WITH NEW STEEL STRUCTURE PORCH, SAME SIZE SAME LOCATION.

    2127 N. Sheffield Ave. Issued December 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade On Four (4) Hydraulic Passenger Elevators #1 2000lb.cap, 3-Floors. #2 3500lb.cap, 3-Floors. #3 & #4 4500lb.cap, 2-Floors. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted.EV019543

    2250 N. Sheffield Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade On Four (4) 5-Stop Hydraulic Passenger Elevators. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted.

    2322 N. Clifton Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade Two (2) 7-Floor 2500lb.cap, Traction Passenger Elevators #1 & #2. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work EV018269

    2350 N. Clifton Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment
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Man denied bond for attempting to suffocate woman in Lincoln Park

The incident happened on the 2200 block of North Racine.

    Man denied bond for attempting to suffocate woman in Lincoln Park
    CHICAGO -- A man is charged with trying to suffocate a woman in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Derek Larbie was denied bond over the weekend. He faces several charges including attempted murder. Prosecutors say he broke into the victim's apartment on July 21, the day after spending the night with her when she was heavily intoxicated.
    http://wgntv.com

Dec 18

A Nightmare Night Out For Lincoln Park Woman Who Met A Man At A Bar

...the man out. But he returned the next day, somehow entered her apartment in the 2200 block of North Racine and allegedly tried to smother her with a pillow, according to authorities...

    A Nightmare Night Out For Lincoln Park Woman Who Met A Man At A Bar
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Prosecutors laid it out in court on Sunday: A Lincoln Park woman's night out turned into a nightmare that lasted multiple days in mid-July. The woman, 22, found a guy she met at a bar in her bed the morning after she'd been out drinking heavily with him and others, according to the Sun-Times.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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