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t Thank you so much to Herb Caplan and "Protect our Parks" and to everyone who did principled activism against this theft of our Lakefront Jackson Park for the OPC. Unfortunately it does now appear that the OPC will be built in the terrible location on the West end of Jackson Park. This i…

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Thank you Michael Hoke. Yes, we need to repair existing infrastructure. I'd also like to cull some or most of the ~ 20,000 Canada Geese that have occupied Jackson Park, Washington Park and our lakefront parks. These Canada Geese poop ~ 1 lbs a day. This is a big reason we never see youth …

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I'm afraid all of our well reasoned letters and our wishes and just the principle of keeping our lakefront parks free and open to the public, this didn't stop the Obamanation OPC theft of Jackson Park. It looks like the current plan is going ahead. We might have some small chance of scali…

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Thank you for picking up on my very practical suggestion to rename "Andrew Jackson Park" , "President Obama Park". This is a way to honor our former Hyde Park neighbor and Illinois State Representative Barack Obama without destroying nature in our park with the current Obamanation 23 stor…

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Yeah OK. Sounds reasonable. But how about just punishing people who use guns to car jack, steal people's cars? If the car jackers are deemed to young to be punished as adults and do jail time, how about public shaming? Have some religious leaders make them hold signs that tell the communi…

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Great Rep. Peters heading the Illinois House public safety committee. That will make everyone feel safe. Not! Rep. Peters led the effort to end cash bail for most violent crimes - car jackers are so confident they can get off without spending a day in jail now. Here's a case where a 17 ye…

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jaye els commented on Reflections on a hard year

Madeline Soskin makes lots of sensible commitments. Good for her. I'd also like to add a few of my own: I commit to restoring civilization for our Chicago, enforcing basic laws, community standards against rioting, looting, car jacking, shootings and murder. Last year our Chicago had over…

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HPH reports: "Originally, this provision was touted as the “defund the police” bill by law enforcement groups opposing the Black Caucus legislation ...

(State Rep. )Peters said, "the police accountability measures should create a moment of pause for officers to think about whether t…

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Let's just rename (Andrew) Jackson Park, "President Obama Park" and try to shame the Obamas in to moving back to the South Side of Chicago and invest some of their fortune and just their time in a (our) community they once lived in. As it stands, the Obamas have basically dined and dashed…

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Very sad. But, maybe his murder will put a stop to the ridiculous movement to disband our University of Chicago police force.