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Friday, January 28, 2022

Beale for Mayor?

 In a recent article from the Chicago Magazine with regards to the prospects of a re-election campaign for Mayor Lori Lightfoot a number of potential challengers for the Chicago mayor's office:

One Lightfoot rival is already trying to occupy that lane: Paul Vallas, who got 5 percent of the vote in 2019, and told Chicago he will consider a mayoral run “if the financial support is there.” Vallas has been attending “Back the Blue” rallies and calling police superintendent David Brown’s antiviolence strategy of dispatching a roving antigang unit to various parts of the city “an epic failure.” The Ogden & Fry poll showed Lightfoot losing to Vallas in a head-to-head matchup. It also showed the mayor losing to former education secretary Arne Duncan, Alderman Raymond Lopez, and Alderman Anthony Beale — all of whom have been discussed as potential candidates.

Well we have another few months before we find out about Mayor Lightfoot's plans for re-election. I'm thinking she might bow out after one difficult term with the crime rate and pandemic. Just bear in mind the mayoral race is next year in 2023.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Save the Date: Supplemental Environmental Assessment for Red Line extension

From a recent e-mail from CTA

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) is hosting a virtual and in-person public hearing to solicit public comments on the Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and section 4(f) Evaluation. The Supplemental EA discloses design refinements to the project's Preferred Alignment and evaluates three project changes that have occurred since the publication of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in 2016. The project changes are 1) 130th Street station relocation, 2) 120th Street yard and shop refinement, and 3) 107th Place cross-over.
  • Virtual Public Hearing (via Zoom)
    Tuesday, February 15th
  • In-Person Public Hearing Thursday, February 17th
    The Salvation Army Kroc Center (1250 W. 119th St., Chicago, IL 60643)
Information regarding pre-registration and availability of the Supplemental EA and Section 4(f) Evaluation, to be made available ahead of the public hearings!

For additional information about the Red Line Extension Project, please visit the project website at, or please contact the project team at


Thursday, January 20, 2022

Is this even verifiable?

I became aware of this image being passed around if anyone can verify this please email this blog. It's up there with the urban legend about flashing headlights. Perhaps this message should be taken with a grain of salt.

It's a message from a police department, however, is it from the Chicago Police? Is this an alert from a particular city police district? Perhaps it comes from C.A.P.S.? What is its origin?