Context please

08/25/2010

I read an article in the Aug. 12 edition of the Chicago Journal, which featured me and Kathy Lusher. It was a good article and thank you for bring this to the public attention.
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Give us real coverage

08/25/2010

I read the story Ms. McGrath wrote about the CAPS meeting (Aug. 19, page 4). One sentence of the story stood out for me: “It’s true. There have been some unfortunate burglaries.”
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Why I'm supporting Target

07/21/2010

I recently attended Ald. Fioretti’s town hall meeting, which was followed by Target’s presentation of its proposed store on Jackson and Aberdeen. I was one of the people who had been in discussions with an attorney for Target who contacted me at the request of Ald. Fioretti’s office. I am on the board of Near West Neighbors.
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Bad economy doesnt justify West Loop Target

07/21/2010

Thanks for your recent editorial “Just Barely” (Chicago Journal, July 15) on the proposed big box Target store in the West Loop. My wife and I attended Ald. Fioretti’s recent town hall meeting at the Merit School of Music to share our concerns and our subsequent opposition to the proposal.
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Look to Spain for parking innovations

07/21/2010

I thought I would share with you the metered street parking arrangement I witnessed on a recent trip to Barcelona, Spain, due to street parking being an ongoing issue of concern in both the West Loop and South Loop neighborhoods.
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Parks' public input process getting better

06/02/2010

Something that should be said about park planning downtown (“Mulling over North Grant Park,” Chicago Journal, May 27) is that the public input process has become more sophisticated at our urging.
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Making mixed income work

05/26/2010

The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Plan for Transformation redevelopment called Roosevelt Square that is taking place in our community presents a unique opportunity.
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Seeing red at Buckingham Fountain

05/26/2010

Can someone tell me why Buckingham Fountain’s nighttime lighting this season is so strikingly mundane and unimpressive? Since I first became a South Michigan Ave. high-rise resident and an avid admirer of its Grant Park and lakefront dazzling views two years ago, the fountain’s dramatic multicolored, ever-changing, light shows have been a constant source of delight to me and have drawn certain “oohs and aahs” from my evening guests — until now.
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Redo the SLS working group

05/19/2010

We are writing to protest the manner in which the South Loop Working Committee members were chosen. We do not believe it was a fair or transparent process, nor did it follow the guidelines you set out in advance.
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Vote in LSC elections

04/14/2010

On April 21, local school council elections will take place at our city’s elementary schools and on April 22 at our high schools. LSC elections typically have an extremely low turnout. LSCs, however, spend taxpayer dollars and how wisely they spend those dollars will have a direct impact on every resident’s pocketbook.
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