February 19, 2011

It's YELLOW This Year

I've avoided this election as I find it BORING for the most part. However, I received a call today to inform me that the boys and girls have done another post card. At least this time they left me out of their politiwork and when it was read to me it appears they cleaned up their English grammar this time.

The bright yellow card was sent to Northpoint residents.

Northpoint consists of 12 large apartment buildings in this small area owned by AIMCO. Back in 2002, Moore and a few others rubberstamped their approval so AIMCO could get a $15 million loan to 'rehab' the buildings providing HUD and IDHA extended the program, for I believe, 30 more years beginning in 2012. Every election year this noise is made - and the new lease hasn't even kicked in yet! It's really old news folks.

Front of Card:

Joe Moore Fought to let you stay in Rogers Park (with the following quotes)

"Thanks to Joe Moore, my family and I won't be priced out of Rogers
Park." Brenda Dunkins

"Joe Moore made sure the Northpoint apartments were repaired and
upgraded to ensure safer, more modern homes for you and your family." no name

"Joe Moore worked hard to guarantee the affordability of Northpoint
apartments and your home for at least another 23 years until 2034." no name

Back:

Moore office address on 1774 W. Greenleaf

A Special Message for Northpoint tenants to vote 2/22 and lists
polling places NOH

These were mailed with 44 cent stamps and mailed 2/16. Just like the famous PINK one of the last election! Hummm....anyone want to convince me the crew had nothing to do with the PINK one now?

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Meanwhile, on my way home from running errands, a man was placing bright colored sacks in doorways. I told him they'd be emptied and tossed all over for good residents to pick up. They were 'gift' packages from Ben Myers who is trying to convince people to write him in as alderman. The contents are jars of herbs and seasonings. One jar I just checked has an expiration date of 1/16/2011! Don't forget to check your front door!

So far I've had robo calls for White and Moore; a phone poll asking me if the election was today would I vote for Joe Moore, and the usual BS tree killers in my mailbox. I'm looking forward to Wednesday 2/23 aren't you?

February 10, 2011

Beat 2422 Meeting Cancelled 2/10/11

Due to the extreme cold the February monthly CAPS Beat meeting - tonight - has been canceled.

I noticed a comment this blog is dead! Not so and neither is the blogger. But I'm not ready to purchase a scanner, quit my job to sit home and post everything I hear. Some calls turn into a 'nothing' while others turn into an issue. If you see it on another blog then enjoy it. If it's been posted for hours on neighboring blogs and/or the media there's no need for me to repeat when I finally get home is there? You might want to check with the 24th on accuracy on any criminal event.

We have several of the same problem buildings we had when the blog started. Thankfully, one of the big pains, Jay Johnson, has gone into foreclosure, the buildings are supposed to be in receivership - when I hear the real scoop, I'll post it. Of course, if you're in a investigative mood you can always check the status on Cook County Recorder of Deeds.

As for upcoming elections! It's sleepy time on most of them - there's no fire to put out on any of them. It would be great to see a high volume of voters but no one can predict the future - only check on history and make comparisons.

In the meantime, stay warm!