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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

West Chesterfield Community Safety Fest Saturday June 25, 2022

Information on this event from former West Chesterfield Community Associate President Michael LaFargue
You and your family are invited to a Community Safety Festival!
Security systems donated by vendors will be raffled.
Security vendors, such as ADT, RING, VIVINT, SimpliSafe and others have been invited to participate and present their products at the festival.
This Community Safety Festival is Saturday June 25, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the West Chesterfield Community Association Community Center at 9351 S. Michigan Avenue Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Michigan Avenue will be closed from 93rd Street to 95th Street and 94th Street will be closed from Michigan Avenue to Indiana Avenue for the festivities.
The Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Cook County Sheriff's Department will start the event at 9:30 a.m. by conducting a roll call.
The CPD, CFD and the Sheriff will all provide representatives to recruit at the event.

The West Chesterfield Community Association Community Safety Fest will take place
  • 9351 S. Michigan Ave
  • Saturday, June 25, 2022
  • 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Tickets will be sold day of the event. Please refer to flyer below.


CBS Chicago: Ald. Beale hopes to vote for proposal to raise 6 MPH threshold for speeding tickets #Ward09


[VIDEO] First it was red light cameras giving out tickets now it's speeding camera tickets. The threshold for a speeding ticket before Mayor Lori Lightfoot changed it was 10 MPH now it got lowered to 6 MPH. Ward 9 Ald. Anthony Beale finds that change to just be a revenue grab and he wants to change it. We see what happened when he tried to move the proposal to the floor of the Chicago City Council.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Political Forum: Illinois 1st Congressional District Candidates


[VIDEO] From the video description and it's not clear when this actually aired on CAN-TV.

Learn about these 1st Congressional District Candidates: Chris Butler (D), Jahmal Cole (D), Jacqueline Collins (D), Pat Dowell (D), Jonathan Jackson (D), Karin Norington–Reaves (D), Jonathan Swain (D), and Charise Williams (D).

And BTW, JP Paulus at The Sixth Ward is fired up about a lack of coverage of this open seat. As he states this is the first time in a generation that we have an incumbent-free election that is more open than ever.

ABC 7: Private security firms to patrol Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt Greenwood


[VIDEO] Out of ward 19. Ald. Matt O'Shea wasn't seen in this report however he was quoted as stating that his part of the city is safe, but acknowledged that police are stretched thin. Security will be unarmed and if they see illegal activity will remain on scene and call police. This extra layer is appreciated by residents as you see in the above story.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Another candidate for mayor


[VIDEO] This is really old news from two days ago, however, this report from WBBM-TV shows 26-year-old Ja'Mal Green entering the 2023 race for mayor. How remarkable that at 26 he wants the very challenging position of running the city of Chicago. 

He also joined the race in 2019 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel bowed out leaving the mayor's office an open seat however according to WTTW Willie Wilson was successfully able to challenge his petitions and knock the young man off the ballot.

Here's his announcment video shared on his twitter page @JaymalGreen

Thursday, June 9, 2022

2022 Taste of Chicago & SummerDance in Pullman Park

 Something found on the fb page of Ald. Anthony Beale. This will take place on June 18, 2022 Pullman Park is located at 11101 S. Cottage Grove admission is free. Refer to flyer below

Also click this link which shows a far more comprehensive list of events and acts for June 18.

And allow me to add which is basically a link that sends you to a page about the Taste of Chicago from the city itself.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Free Shred Day at Gately Stadium Parking Lot

 Just found this recently at the fb page for state Rep. Nick Smith. Here's another day for those of you with excess documents or papers that you want to get rid of.

  • Free Shred Day
    Saturday, June 11, 2022
    From 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM
    Gately Stadium Parking Lot
    102nd & Corliss Ave 
Or is this off 103rd Street. Well the Track & Field Center at Gately Park is 10201 S. Cottage Grove, however, Gately Stadium is seen off of 103rd across the street from Corliss High School. Hope this helps however, refer to the contact information for the public officials involved with this event that you will see on this flyer. In addition to to Rep. Smith, you have Ward 8 Ald. Michelle Harris, state Sen. Elgie Sims, and county Commissioner Stanley Moore participating in this event.

She's finally kicked off re-election campaign


[VIDEO] She's in! Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants a second term as Chicago's Mayor. And I got to admit this video was a valiant effort to own that many doesn't like her delivery - so at least she isn't that out of touch. On the other hand she wants voters to know she is a fighter.

Of course we won't be voting for any city office until February 2023 and the question for now is there anyone who has announced for mayor so far that you would vote for?

Of course as happens on the internet and we know she does have opposition, the below video noted a local TV news report that her approval ratings are under 30%. Of course it's meant to be somewhat funny and also showing how much they oppose Mayor Lightfoot. [VIDEO]

I like the clips they throw in from Clockwork Orange this YouTuber wanted to give the viewers the impression that this video hurts their eyes.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Capitol Fax: Chicago Board of Elections fails again

  We're less than a month away from the primaries and the Chicago Board of Elections have discovered 73 precincts can't operate on June 28 because they need a new location.

Via Politco:

Why precincts are closed: Since the pandemic, numerous buildings and restaurants have decided not to serve as polling sites. They don’t want the hassle. “Our polling places division has seen a wave of new opt-outs from traditional precinct polling places during the Covid pandemic over the last two years,” Board of Elections spokesman Max Bever told Playbook.

Other reasons, too: Some polling locations that were used during previous spring primaries aren’t available for the summertime election — this is the first time Illinois has had a late June election. Schools, for example, often serve as voting sites but they don’t all have the staffing to open for polling during the summer. Other locations can't handle the size of voting equipment. And some locations aren't properly accessible, according to Bever.

You can check this list to see if you're affected from what I can tell no precinct in Ward 9 isn't affected although precincts in Wards 7 & 8 are.