"mdwbea.htm"

POLITICS.LOCAL NEWS ..ILLINOIS, CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY

CHICAGO'S M IDWAY AIRPORT AREA

MIDWAY BEACON
©HOMILY PRESS PUBLICATIONS L.J.Keslin 2006 all rights reserved

Serving;The COMMUNITIES AND SUBURBS AROUND CHICAGO'S MIDWAY AIRPORT including ,Central Stickney, Summit, Bedford Park, Justice, Bridgeview, Garfield Ridge, Clearing, Archer Heights, and West Lawn,

THIS 2012 23RD WARD REMAP SEEMINGLY CREATED BECAUSE OF PREVIOUS VOTING PATTERNS PLUS POLITICAL FEUDING.WHICH HAS HAD RIPPED WORKING COMMUNITIES APART ALONG WITH FORCING SMALL BUSINESSES ALONG LOCAL BUSINESS ARTERIES DEAL WITH TWO OR EVEN THREE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL JUST MEET THEIR NEEDS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES. BECAUSE ONE SIDE OF THE ARTERY IS IS IN ONE WARD AND ACROSS THE STREET IT'S ANOTHER. THIS REMAPPING WAS CAUSED BY A WARD WHICH HAS HAD MAJOR CHANGES IN DEMOGRAPHICS PARTIALLY TO SAVE AN ALDERMANIC SEAT CAUSED BY NO MONEY DOWN HOUSING FUNDING PLUS A NUMBER OF INDUSTIRES MOVING AWAY FROM WHAT WAS KNOWN AS THE STOCKYARDS .

WHEN ACTIVE IN LOCAL REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATIONS FROM 1958 TO TO THE 1980'S IN THE 23RD AND 12TH WARDS I SEE THAT EVERY PRECINCT I'VE EVER WORK IN INCLUDING THE ONE I LIVED IN IS NOW IN A DIFFERENT WARD

BECAUSE THE (in name only Democrats) DEMONS DID NOT LIKE THE VOTING OF CONGRESSMAN DAN LIPINSKI AND HIS NON SUPPORT OF ABORTION OR BEING THE ONLY DEMOCRAT CONGRESS MEMBER VOTING AGAINST ALLOWING MALES TO CLAIM THEY'RE FEMALE IN COLLEGE SPORTS.

THEY USED THE RECENT 2020 PRIMARY IN THE 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ELECTION.

TO GET THE DUMP LIPINSKI RESULTS WANTED BY REDISTRICTING THE AREA . NOT ONLY THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BUT THE WARDS IN THE AREA

USING THE 2012 23RD WARD REMAP HAD FRAGMENTED THE ORIGINAL WARD AND REDUCED THE NUMBER OF PRECINCTS TO 39. IT ALSO PLACED THE EXISTING 23RD WARD DEM OFFICES LOCATION TO BE IN THE 14TH WARD AND REMOVED THE COMMUNITIES OF WEST LAWN, VITTUM PARK, ALONG WITH MAJOR PARTS OF GARFIELD RIDGE AND ARCHER HEIGHTS. THIS HAD VOTERS WONDER WHAT WARD THEY WERE LIVING IN AND WHERE THE POLLING PLACE WAS TO GO VOTE

IN THIS 2020 PRIMARY THEY CREATED COVID RELOCATIONS OF POLLING PLACES FOR THIS PRIMARY SURROUNDING CHICAGO MIDWAY AIRPORT WHICH OF COURSE AFFECTED TURNOUT BY DOING SO.

THIS PROVES TRUE CONSERVATIVES IN CONGRESS ARE NO LONGER TOLERATED BY TODAYS SO CALLED DEMOCRATIC PARTY

HISTORY AND AREA

HOW IDENTITY POLITICS AND WARD RE MAPPING DESTROYED THE COMMUNITIES WITHIN.


That finger of Chicago's border on its south side extending 4 miles further beyond Cicero Avenue to Harlem Avenue between 51st and 65th streets north and south has a very interesting history.It was an area of one and two acre lots of small hobby farms where as late as 1960 when the late Chicago Daily News featured a story about the last cow being raised in Chicago. In the 1930's and 40's It's alderman was from an area miles away 26th street and Pulaski. Post WWII during the 1950's and 60's the place exploded the area mushroomed into dozens of single dwelling subdivions where thousands of of five and more room single 1 family units were built. During that period neighbors would work with neighbors to improve the area. Alleys weren't paved but streets along with sewer and water with no nat gas lines were installed during the Roosevelt eras by the WPA. Neighbors would get together and arrange to get cinders hauled from a coal fired electric or a steel plant spread in their blocks alley as well as fill any pot hole occuring on their street.

After a struggle by residents which also includes this writer the area managed to have the area remapped into one ward. After which several were elected including W O Lipinski,then after his election to congress. One was a Republican responding to their needs. Today the area has four alderman who's districts are spread miles apart and the reason is political the area was conservative.

Years before that development the area was mainly known as the village of Clearing. Which is a shell of what it was then with numberous multi and single story buildings containing store fronts along 63rd street which borders the airport including a hotel and motels and taverns since demolished and closed. A curious action by the city which seems to have diverted business servicing Midway Airport to other locations. Clearings border excluding Municipal Airport 63rd street area ran from the Belt line tracks to the 65th street border with the suburb of Bedford Park, and Cicero Avenue west to the Harlem Avenue border with Summit.It also took in the Golf course bounded by Cicero and Central Avenues east and west, 55th and 63rd streets north and south which is todays Midway airport. Today's 55th street also known as Garfield Boulevard which is from where the Chicago community of Garfield Ridge gets its name as a ridge of Garfield road.


COULD THIS BE WHY CHICAGOANS ARE SEEING RATS ? The city of Chicago is composed of 50 wards which average out to around 72 precincts of about 350 or more voters in each precinct. (The present 23rd now only has 39 precincts) Many are former villages incorporated into the city as the city grew.

. A Chicago Alderman is in effect a mini mayor. They have input into who gets city services and now it's how those services are being administered seem to be running into who's ward is it ?.

What’s not being looked at is how Chicago wards have been redistricted by what is really identity politics. Where sections of a distinct community have been cut up. Chicago has had neighborhoods divided to create “Hispanic”residential sections going to Hispanic aldermanic and congressional (Louis Gutierez) candidates and blacks going to black candidates. As an example. In the 3rd Congressional district where Congressman Dan Lipinski lost because of redistricting.

Originally the congressional distict where his father William O Lipinski first won was the 5th. In the 1950's the 5th was a center of when Chicago's Catholic Archdiocease held the title of having the 3rd largest school district in the nation because of its hundred parishes where family life was centered around their churches and schools. When William O announced his retirement They remapped this congressional district and excluded those adjacent Chicago city wards to Lipinski's 23rd ward. The 5th no longer was a district that dealt exclusively with city issues such as the creation of Orange Line subway L service and the Stevenson Expressway.Those wards which were reliable Dan's father William O Lipinski supporters but on presidential elections voters had supported both Nixon and Reagan but since nost wards had areas with hispanic last names those areas were redistrcted and assigned to the Louis Gutieriez’s district

Which apparently is the result of the turnover in the Freddie and Fanny mortgage collapse.

As stable integrated areas changed into being unstable because of constant dwelling turnover.had the effect of breaking up a contiguous geographic continuity and community identity.

Because the wards affected which are really like small towns have had sections broken up into areas where if a problem arises in a given section of street which has one way traffic only. It may be two way a block down because it’s in a different ward. The same applies to all other city services including zoning and sanitation where garbage collection routes are organized by ward boundaries.

, 50 years as Alderman of the 14th ward, Edmund Burke who is now under charges for corruption ward perhaps related the ward change for is an example. Burke’s ward ,14th, needed remapping . The 14th was originally known as “Back of The Yards” Once the home of the famous Chicago Stock Yards where most food processors along with employee demographics have since relocated. It was a compact area almost 15 plus city blocks square area composed mostly of single and 2 story frame and brick family dwellings mixed with scattered brick apartment units. Because of the construction, insurance rates varied and became known as the condemned as “redlining”. When the democrats also warily supported by the Bush 2 administration came up with the no 20% down mortgage removed. Worst hit were Areas in the 14th ward which dramatically changed in demographics. Many of those dwellings sold under those conditions went into disrepair or default.

Originally his ward headquarters and palace was on 51st street just west of Damen Avenue. Today’s palace is just off of Pulaski Road near the Madam Curie high school just off of Archer Avenue miles away. His ward now consists of areas carved from parts of the 12th (known as Mc Kinley Park and Brighton Park) and major parts of the 23rd (known as Vitum Park, Archer Heights, and parts of Garfield Ridge and Clearing) wards Miles from the original 14th That

In a former section of the 23rd ward now the 14th ward in the Midway airport area, 2 patrons in a local bar along Archer avenue were heard complaining about rats in their garbage. They felt it was because of the delay in garbage collection. Also heard the same beef about street snow removal. It has also played hell on zoning and because of the disruption of jurisdictions with the administration of city services such as streets and sanitation which the alderman (salary $120.000 plus allocations on local projects) do oversee and have input over.

By employing this concept of remapping
Are residents are being denied the representation they should have ?

The US Mat.Com FOLLOWING MATERIAL WAS POSTED 2008 HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE

BRIEF RECENT HISTORY OF MIDWAY AIRPORT

Chicago's famous "el" system a quick trip using the Blue subway line at the O'Hare Airport terminal transfering at the Illinois Thompson building in the "Loop" walking up to the L platform and taking the Orange line your only 20 minutes away zipping past all sorts of traffic delays and in Midways terminal building. Unfortunately at this time the Orange line shuts down at 12am and reopens at 5am.

To support its expansion surrounding businesses participate in a TIF (tax incremental financing district). Most of the benficiaries lie along Cicero Avenue with a very much smaller benefit to the east or west of that artery.

It is that forgotten area within Midway's "propwash" we wish to serve. Promoting Midways use providing transit and other where to go where to get it information to the traveler who wish to use Midway as well as essential information to those who live in that area.

Bounded by Cicero Avenue on the east, Central Avenue on the west, 63rd street on the south, and 55th street on the north. Midway Airport was once upon a time a golf course.The square mile Chicago Municipal Airport was built in the 1920's,and the adjacent finger of land approximently 4 miles by 3 miles area bounded by Harlem Avenue on the west, Cicero avenue on the east, 51st street on the north, and 65th street on the south, was incorporated into the city. That included the communities of Clearing and Garfield Ridge. Garfield Ridge begins at 51st st and divides at 59th street by railroad tracks from the village of Clearing, which ends at 65th st .

Clearing was established as a Village and named after a proposed stockyards which never happend. Garfield Ridge was called that because it lay on a ridge where 55th street (Garfield Boulevard) began wending its way east to Chicago and Lake Michigan. Both were areas of small tracts actually truck farms where produce from its fertile soil was sold to local stores and settled mainly by Dutch immigrants. Prior to and during WWII those small tracts played an important role in supplying the city with fresh produce.

>After WWII Garfield Ridge and adjacent Clearing began to develop with by todays standards modest 5 and 6 room expandable bungalows set mostly on 30 X 150 foot lots. The area during that time was composed of 1 acre and larger truck gardens when Chicagoans would take the Archer street car to a turn-a-round at Cicero avenue and pick up fresh tomatoes and other vegetables. In 1960 the then Chicago Daily News ran a feature story about the last cow being raised in Chicago. 

For a time after the name change to Midway Airport (so named after a decisive WWII Pacific Ocean sea -air battle) Midway Airport was called "the worlds businest airport and it was with planes taking off and landing every three minutes.

However with the advent of jet travel the airport fell into rapid decline almost misuse and was begining to look "seedy" It was then neighborhood groups got together and began to question authorities what would be done and the impact any proposed development would have on the homeowner. Those proposals ran from using the area for an educational facility (it was then owned by the Chicago Board of Education) to a large housing development

What residents of that 4 X 3 mile southwest finger of Chicago don't know is that there has always been plans to extend that airport to Mason Ave four blocks futhur west of its present location, Central Avenue. As editor of one of the publications in that area, Village View, this writer reported on much of the work fighting its expansion .

This fight was carried by two neighborhood (Clearing and Garfield Ridge) civic leagues then led chiefly by Marius (Scotty) Gallagher president of the Garfield Ridge Civic League.

Gallagher now deceased was a retired electrician from the Chicago Park district. He began to research the problems associated with the requirement of jet planes and as president of the Garfield Ridge civic league early on warned based on the type of aircraft offered to commercial carriers the airport was unsafe for the jets used at the time.

What changed was the type of aircraft now being used and techniques in driving them. Until now most of the discussion between authorities and the civic groups was about sound proofing .With the larger O'Hare (Orchard Field) initially getting preferential treatment on noise. But this was expanded to include neighborhoods surrounding Midway. That along with expanded parking facilities has made Midway's location and acessability proven to be a preferable alternative to O'Hare for taking flights to many US and world locations.

<
DO THESE CHICAGOANS KNOW WHAT WARD THEY LIVE IN ? THIS IS THE REVISED WARD MAP APPROVED IN 2012 SHOWING THE DISJOINTED PROBLEMS RESIDENTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN FACING FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS ?
They Do Have Them What Do They Do ?

Cook county clerk DAVID ORR who when elections clerk was very even handed in administering his office had a better map which listed which city wards the county commissioners represented.Cook county IL Comissioners map link on left hand side .Cook county Republican

The Chicago city council is composed of 50 Aldermen from the same number of wards. A Chicago ward is made up of usually 72 precincts averaging about 350 voters in each precinct. Most wards consist of one or more established communities with their own individual identities.

The yearly salary as Aldermen which also may or may not include include special expences is $98,185.00 yearly. They will be getting a cost of living increase. Original Gerrymander )at least 5 o run against them requires a very large purse starting at, at least $75,000 and should include at least two saturation direct mailings Candidates in Chicago's Feb 27th City election Aldermanic Candidate List. .. Chicago City Council

ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE CORRUPTION
TRIAL BEGINS IN PEORIA SEPT 16TH
WILL DAN RUTHERFORD GET HIS MESSAGE OF REFORM OUT?

The agency used to issue Illinois drivers licenses,profit and non profit incorporation and in charge of many state buildings is once again in the headlines for corruption with Fed charges which may implicate Jesse White Illinois Secretary of State. Apparently White had a publicist paid by ISS $72,000 a year to write his biography and an employee gets a 300% from $36,000 to $120,000 pay raise, (reportedly his daughter) . Fed Payrolling trials in Illinois Secretary of State opens in Peoria Sep 16th. Two links to state campaigns Galesburg Register Mail   Illinois Secretary of State

In an exclusive article in Consumer htm the US Mat tells of a Wisconsin resident erroneously entered as an Illinois resident in a Wisconsin DUI case in 1987 and the problems encountered trying to get but unable to get a drivers license because it was stuck in the reciprocity matrix.

During the White administration after sending several letters to the ISS LaSalle street hearing office in Chicago explaining the person was a legal Wisconsin resident and not a Illinois resident which went ignored. A registered receipt required letter was sent explaining the situation only to have someone at that ISS office refuse the letter and returned, which The US Mat has .

The article also details the problems out of state lawyers have with dealing with the Illinois Secretary of State in clearing reciprocal DUI cases with ISS insisting the out of state alcohol programs do not meet ISS standards.

One reason why the ISS does this the article suggests is that those "classes" are administered by political contributers to the Illinois Secretary of State. Wether or not this is the case in any event "specialists" are required to deal with the reciprocal problems when dealing with ISS. (for more on this subject also go to consumers.htm) (for more on this subject also go to consumers.htm)For more about Rutherford Dan Rutherford
Go Cubs"-"keep on trucking" Chicago City Clerk Jim Laski federal indictment who resigned and is movin on and has 2 years unbreakable lease in a bigger house.

The southwest sider got punished by the Cubs ghost Goat because secretly he's a White Sox fan

and thats not a rumniant of imagination ,

He should have changed the go cubs password.

See da goat did it!

I knew James and his predecessor Wally K (been at his house) too bad I liked both of them. Chi Sun Times profile Req Laski 1/15/profile by CST reporter s fornek Accurate profile Does not identify community near Midway Airport; Garfield Ridge,or password "Go Cubs" used for favored treatment. Chi Trib story Chi Trib Cubs owner 1/14/06 editorial who's conclusion does seem to agree with US MAT does explain how "Go Cubs" password was used.
for more aserbic treats on Chicago,Cook county, Illinois politics or about Midway Airport communities please scroll down
email; classads@theusmat.com

CHICAGO NEEDS ROYALTY FOR ITS MAYOR

HUTZPAH ArchDuke William O Lipinski (D) Cong IL 3rd has decided to send his kid to congress the old fashion way, Give him his seat!(see Chicago section, Chicago A Proud Queen courted by 50 duchies). Now the Stroger's are are setting up their own dynasty with the resignation of stroke ridden Stroger to be replaced by Alderman Stroger his son. <%2