5 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

5 days ago

Jan 11

Jan 11

Jan 09

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

Jan 07

Jan 07

Al Fed posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Jan 06

Jan 03

Kellsboro posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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

Jan 02

Jan 01

Jan 01

Kellsboro posted 15 photos to Flickr:

Dec 31

Dec 30

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100735590 TO CHANGE GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO A1 EMPIRE BUILDERS, LLC & THE VENTILATION & REFRIGERATION CONTRACTOR TO F & E HEATING.

    2156 N. Clybourn Ave. Issued December 28, 2017 Comment

Dec 29

Dec 13

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!

Dec 24

Dec 22

Lincoln Park Bank Robbed This Morning

...who robbed a Lincoln Park bank this morning. The offender walked into TCF Bank at 1400 West Fullerton around 9:30 a.m. and announced a robbery, police said. He is described as...

    Lincoln Park Bank Robbed This Morning
    Cops are on the hunt for a man who robbed a Lincoln Park bank this morning. The offender walked into TCF Bank at 1400 West Fullerton around 9:30 a.m. and announced a robbery, police said. He is described as a stocky tan male who spoke with a Middle Eastern accent.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Dec 22

  • 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
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade One (1) 5-Floor 2500lb.cap, Garage Elevator Only Unit In Building. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted. EV017606

    2330 N. Clifton Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade On Two (2) 2500lb.cap, EG, Racine Passenger Elevators #1 5-Stops, #2 6-Stops. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted.EV018270

    2311 N. Racine Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment
  • 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 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

Dec 20

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT PERMIT. THE CURRENT & PROPOSED USE IS 1-STORY RESTAURANT. THE CURRENT & PROPOSED OCCUPANCY CLASSIFICATION IS C-2 SMALL ASSEMBLY. INTERIOR REVISIONS TO EXISTING TENANT SPACE, INCLUDING MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, AND PLUMBING.

    2156 N. Clybourn Ave. Issued December 18, 2017 Comment

Dec 19

Dec 18

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

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