Sunday, August 12, 2018

AlderWuss

  • The controversial proposed mixed-income housing project at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy. in Jefferson Park appears to be moving forward, as Alderman John Arena (45th) plans to hold a teleconference Aug. 14 regarding the plan before taking steps to rezone the property.

    Arena announced earlier this week that he would hold a teleconference town hall from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, so that residents can learn more about the project and ask questions before the site is rezoned to accommodate a seven-story building with 75 apartments. The Chicago Plan Commission could hold a public hearing on the proposal as early as September.

    Additional financing for the project is required, but it is not unusual for the Chicago City Council to approve a zoning ordinance prior to the applicant being ready to complete the purchase of the land. The Illinois Housing Development Authority denied the issuance of low-income housing tax credits for the proposal in 2017 and also earlier this year. The developer can re-apply for the tax credits in January for 2019.

    Those wanting to participate in the teleconference are asked to call 312-792-3983 on Tuesday evening.

    News of the teleconference quickly sparked a debate on social media. Some project opponents charged that Arena does not want to face his constituents at a traditional community meeting, while some supporters said the teleconference accommodates those with disabilities and others who would otherwise struggle to travel to a meeting.
How "interactive" can it be? Supporters flood the lines, anyone not of the approved class is dumped the way talk-radio cuts off callers who don't stick to the agreed script, and we're sure that a simple computer patch can filter out unwanted numbers - we can do it on our cell phone. Complete control of the input and resultant narrative.

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63 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the Russians don’t hack his event.

8/12/2018 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sick, demented individual this man is. Attempting to ruin one of the last decent districts around. 016, be ready for your crimes to increase even more than they have recently. Oh and a hearty FUCK YOU to Arena, you piece of shit.

8/12/2018 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You always come up with interesting names. I personally like Alderman anus.

8/12/2018 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Arena is a coward and a tool.

8/12/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All his asshole supporters will be calling in. Wonder if he'll only take calls from 45th ward residents? Make no mistake, these supporters have a lot of time and money invested in this. They want subsidized housing all over the North and Northwest Side. They want to show other aldermen that they can support this and still win re-election.

I'm moving out sooner rather than later. This fat ass Pritzker is all for subsidized housing. When he gets in, you can bet that the approval will be coming in for this project.

8/12/2018 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That guy is either very foolish or very brave. He is playing with the real estate values of some rather serious men.

8/12/2018 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This snake is as low as it gets. He is a lowlife who is lining his pockets .

8/12/2018 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rena... don’t forget to House a few undocumented democrats there as well....

8/12/2018 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Jiminy Cricket said...

Talk about someone that needs my help!! This guy hasn’t let his conscious be his guide since he became an Aldercreature.
He’s hiding behind the phone like a true internet warrior. He won’t face the public because he knows that aside from his hired supporters, the project is universally panned because it’s not what the community wants. All along it’s been said “4 stories, no more” or that the number of units should be around 25. But what place does the community have in all this?? Who do they think they are to stop Arena from doing something in their own neighborhood that they don’t want done, as is. Tsk tsk tsk....maybe one day he will become a real boy and not a wooden weasel puppet.

8/12/2018 05:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just like his “business” that he operated prior to being an aldercreature. Two employees and a single unoccupied desk in a window with an answering machine. Everything is a complete SHAM with this guy.

8/12/2018 05:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The project will help integrate one of Chicago's neighborhoods. Diversity is our strength.

8/12/2018 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

I am going to call and ask him if his refrigerator is running.

8/12/2018 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still voting Democratic!

8/12/2018 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Community. Wake the f-ck up. Group together and get one candidate to stop this asshole. Or else get ready for all of his bullshit.

8/12/2018 07:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soy Boy Arena is an asshole. Will he and his secretary be taking names down and using city resources to investigate who disagrees with him again?

8/12/2018 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arena is determined to destroy one of the last few safe livable neighborhood in this city that has been destroyed by the DemocRATS.I grew up in that neighborhood in the 50's and went to Taft. We used to walk to Whelan Pool, Super Dawg, played and swam at Norwood Park. This asshole Arena is going to destroy property values and crime will spike. All for his liberal values. I left Illinois in 97 and moved to a rural area in Wisconsin and never regreted getting out of that screwed up state.

8/12/2018 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you haters should have voted for John Garrido.

8/12/2018 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, when I was a kid, this was called "Blockbusting,"

8/12/2018 08:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has increased crime in 100% of the areas it's ever happened in. The existing area doesn't lift this group up. This group merely brings it down. Geography doesn't change the scourge. But the supporters don't want for you to be able to escape it. And your tax dollars pay to bring it to your doorstep.

8/12/2018 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why doesn't this prick do what his constituents want? Isn't that his job? How about a referendum?

8/12/2018 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diversity my asss.......it's ONLY about the Benjamins........the people behind him and this scheme are all out of towners, living where there is no diversity, only interested in making money for Arena and themselves......while they live in virtual no-crime affluent suburbia....
My block is diversified......Greek, German, Mexican, Vietnamese,Irish, Puerto Rican, and Italian TWO-PARENT households all live in harmony- where they all go to work, wash their windows, cut their grass, sweep the sidewalk and the alley, make sure their kids go to school on time every single day......now what the fuck would we all have in common with a low-income 5th generation welfare recipient with 5 kids with no daddies anywhere, who doesn't raise the children to stay in school, but will have the best Jordan gym shoes and the newest IPhone 10? What would we have in common with the Night Ministry?
When the hell is the next election for Alderman? Or what can we do as residents to get this money grabbing phony kicked out of office?

8/12/2018 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Meh...that wards city workers are the biggest proponents of our draconian residency requirement. a requirement that to my knowledge has never survived a court challenge in any municipality.

Either threaten that alderman and the 5th floor with a legal challenge to residency or STFU

8/12/2018 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This building is going up right across from the 16th District station? What the hell is wrong with your department leadership? I hope they're making plans to move the 16th because those officers are not going to get moment's rest. Either that or have the Marines build another Green Zone security checkpoint.

8/12/2018 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So $3000 a month CHA apartments in loop handed to “low-income” are not good enough? They want to spread that fucking cancer all over the city. People worked hard to keep their properties beautiful and clean and I do not want to see saggypantsgoffylookingracistgangbangerpieceofshit walking around my neighborhood. Fuck you alderfuck anus or arena whatever they call you.

8/12/2018 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough with the hysterics. It’s a big district which needs more manpower because of its impossible to cover properly and provide timely backup from miles away.
This real estate project with mixed income housing is not going to deflate home values or ruin the neighborhood.
Get over yourselves...you have plenty of low income families and slum lords and people running illegal “bed sharing” operations or breaking one apartment into 5 rented living spaces.

8/12/2018 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can control these people. My neighbor decided to rent to some far south sisters. My other neighbors have decided to remind these folks that they “just” stay here but don’t “live” here, WE DO. You can “stay” but you will play by our rules. Your music stays IN your house or we come to you all at once in a group, or call police. Keep your windows looking presentable, keep your teddy bears in your he bedroom. So far one couple left and nice couple moved in and the other is only seen coming and going. He knows he is under a scope because we told him we know folks from 79th and Drexel who might wonder where he lives now. Control those folks, it can be done.

8/12/2018 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see a lot of 6 foot iron fences going up. Copland/gods will get a taste of diversity.

8/12/2018 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Complete control of the input and resultant narrative."

Of course, because liberal Democrats believe in freedom of speech.....unless of course it is a viewpoint that differs from theirs.

8/12/2018 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a local version of what democrats are attempting to do on a national level.

An electoral map of the last presidential election shows that the northwest and southwest sides went overwhelmingly for Trump.

So on the local level the democrats are trying to change ward demographics and resettle those dependent on the party of dependency, the democrats. Section 8 tenants are by their very nature dependent of other taxpayers to subsidies their housing...and therefore likely t vote for democrats.

On the national level democrats are in a panic over Trump's victory. Seeing the writing on the wall they know they no longer represent the interests of the white, working middle class.

Therefore the congressional session before last saw the push to grant amnesty(votes) for the "DREAMERS".

However Trump called their bluff, and proposed legislation that would not only legalize the estimated 800,000 "DREAMERS", but their parents too who actually did break the law, for a total of 1.2 million in exchange for REAL immigration reform and border security.

The democrats immediately scoffed at that and never pursued it again in that legislative session...and in the session that just ended didn't propose ANYTHING on this issue whatsoever.

Because for the democrats the DREAMERS were an excuse to achieve their ultimate goal of capturing amnesty, and eventually the votes of the 25 million other illegal immigrants who are here illegally and overwhelmingly dependent of government

The democrats couldn't care less about 1.2 million illegals...their goal all along was the 25 million others with the ability to actually sway national elections

The DREAMERS are here already, and statiscally support more border security in exchange for THEIR amnesty.

But to democrats they were simply their useful idiots, to be cynically and cruelly exploited to achieve their real goal of blanket amnesty for ALL illegal immigrants.

If democrats can't get the working white middle class to vote for them at the national, or in this case ward level, they'll simply create a class of dependent voters who will.

That is all....stay safe, and fetal

8/12/2018 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a chickenshit weasel.
New trend among The Socialist Democrats
How about like Rahm’s recent refusal to debate GMac (and prob any other candidates).
Phil Ponce a Rahm supporter and neighbor won’t even bother to bug for a one-on-one.

Being a election year what democrat strategist conceived this idea for Section8’Arena?

- “Hey Pappy, ain’t you gonna fresh the flesh, do a little politicking?
- “ I'll press your flesh, you dimwitted sumbitch! You don't tell your pappy how to court the electorate. We ain't one-at-a-timin' here.
We're MASS communicating!

Call now to get on the Pre-screened preferred caller list, subject to background check to determine if you’re on his List of Supporters ...their will be a 5 minute delay anyway, just in case there’s a recent dissenter.

Hope the 45th Ward wakes up because they were suckered with that Sears Six Corners Project.
Senior housing my ass, where do all those granchiltren gonna stay on the weekends and skool days?

Does Section8’Arena make 41st Ward property anymore desirable or vulnerable ?
Can’t stop what’s coming.

8/12/2018 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reap what you sow: Units in the 016th district and on city-wide were getting a man with a gun, units were now getting shots fired and a person shot, at 5150 N. Northwest Hwy were getting multiple calls, any units available......silence......it's bonafide squad, order up the whole ball of wax.....

8/12/2018 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey asshole arena and the rest of the politicians supporting this destruction of a good neighborhood. in America it is supposed to be the will of the people, not what you scum suckers want.

8/12/2018 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many Ben Carson voters in that area. Mr. Caron please look into this propaganda.

8/12/2018 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

***Media. This violates the open meetings act, or something to that effect, sure have a call in number, but you must have the face to face with it, all in one event.. he thinks he can be cute and hit the mute button on everyone, I DONT THINK SO....

8/12/2018 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he is too much of a coward to talk to people face to face then residents should sit out in front of his office or his house. Put the video camera on him and watch him squirm.

8/12/2018 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


LMAO - Oh you couldn't possible do both a live face to face meeting WITH a simultaneous video and/or tele conference for the so-called disabled that would have a difficult time getting to the meeting LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL..

The nice part about doing just a teleconference is that if can be disconnected like a CNN satellite feed when it starts getting heated or goes the wrong way and you can blame it on a 'technical glitch' (it's not your fault..t'was a glitch. no really it was, it was)

8/12/2018 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Who made up that bullshit "diversity is our strength"?

Really? Are the 600 Chicago street gang factions making us stronger?

Diversity is the political tool to divide and concur.

The city council is weak.

There's no diversity in the city council. There's no conservatives, republicans there. Where's the Nazi's the KKK representation that would make it diverse and strong. Are there any Russians, Kurds, Chinese, Hindi's, Palestinians? Are there any generation "X" or "Z" on the city council or are they all boomers or older? Perhaps there's one token alderman under the age of 35 and that's it?

Cabrini Green CHA complex made the downtown area more diverse by the standard definition of the phrase and they tore that down.

Diversity, send us your drug dealers, your cartel leaders, your hookers, your homeless camping under the viaducts, felons yearning to be free and spread them throughout Chicago it's our strength. /sarc

Tell it to the sweeny. Chicago, diversity makes us stronger my ass.

Chicago a city of foreign colonies called neighborhoods that are unwilling and/or unable to communicate with one another because of language barriers. I need a Spanish speaker, a Cantonese speaker, hey anyone know how to speak Mandarin, Polish, German, Arabic, etc...? That doesn't make anyone stronger

Segregated colonies each trying to recreate the corrupt cultures from which they have fled.

Colonization, the action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area, the action of appropriating a place or domain for one's own use.

Colonialism, (AKA Sanctuary Cities) the policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers, and exploiting it economically.

Diversity makes the political apparatus stronger as they pit these settlers against one another, divide and concur under an altruism moral high ground phrase called diversity. Yeah we ain't buying it

Diversity is conflict. Conflict of cultures and it's destructive and that's why Chicago has all these settlements of people that don't want diversity that don't want to accept the culture of another settlement.

People want to live with other people like them.

50 aldermen that rubber stamp anything the mayor wants to do regardless of what the Chicago settlements think or want THAT IS NOT DIVERSITY IT'S A DICTATORSHIP.

Jackson Park is already being razed for the Obama Trap House shrine in spite of legal issues raised by the Chicago settlements not being decided.Divide and concur.

8/12/2018 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ward citizens which consist of mostly city workers voted him in twice over Garrido I have no pity for the people.in 45 I hope they build 20 more.

8/12/2018 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The project will help integrate one of Chicago's neighborhoods. Diversity is our strength.

Total bull. tried that when they redid cabrini green and started with mix housing. The people that dished out $400 k realized that their next door neighbor was paying next to nothing and didn t give 2 shits about the building . Pilgrims surrounded by the Indians. Hennegyn will try the same crab if he gets in for 41st alderman. Rahm will be happy with Arenas and Hennegyn controlling and screwing over copland.

8/12/2018 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That guy is either very foolish or very brave. He is playing with the real estate values of some rather serious men.

8/12/2018 12:56:00 AM

That’s not going to happen. Let’s not go there

8/12/2018 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm moving out sooner rather than later. This fat ass Pritzker is all for subsidized housing. When he gets in, you can bet that the approval will be coming in for this project.

8/12/2018 12:41:00 AM

Think a lot of people may be moving out. I for one like the city and was planning on staying. But when my reassessment came and almost doubled my property tax and all the problems associated with this and future developments, now might be the time to start looking for another city to live in

8/12/2018 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure you northsides vote for him again, he is truly a great man a pillar of justice and most of all free speech. The country should take notice of such a man so they also can destroy their community with all his liberal bullshit. Maybe the city could buy the surrounding homes around Arena home build section 8 and let Arena live among them and savior his accomplishment, now that would be truly justice

8/12/2018 02:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice set-up. He only takes calls from his P.R. team. Then lies and says it is what the ward wants.

8/12/2018 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the ass hat who posted at 5:43 a.m.: Have them build it in West Garfield Park or Austin, and throw that "diversity" crap in there.

8/12/2018 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Complete control of input and the resultant narrative", should be the title of the Obama Justice Department investigation of the C.P.D. and it's offspring, the Consent Decree.

8/12/2018 05:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The amount of cops, and retired that voted for this jag instead of Garrido is embarrassing. Say what you will, but I'll take a policeman any time.

8/12/2018 06:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he is a typical sissy/bully.

8/12/2018 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why build this shit hole in the 016 district ???? Why bring the criminal element to a decent neighborhood ?????

8/12/2018 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger RICH said...

What is he getting for pushing this through

8/12/2018 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like his nimble fingered handler the twerp Murder mayor, all of Uranus' secret back door deal emails get scrubbed...

8/12/2018 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Actually, I think the correct time of the 'teleconference town hall' is 7pm to 7:15 pm.

8/12/2018 10:00:00 PM  
Blogger Hadrian Romano said...

I wonder whether aldercreature arena will wear his pussy had during the teleconference?

It would be appropriate, since that's what he is for not facing the constituents of the 45th Ward in person.

What an arrogant and pathetic coward.

8/12/2018 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a done seal this is all window dressing. The bribes have been paid so this will not be stopped. The Chicago Way prevails, what an Alderman wants an Alderman gets, screw the rest of you. He or she is King or Queen in their wards the rest of you are surfs. You are working for them and don't you forget it.

8/13/2018 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why because he can.

8/13/2018 05:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dont all you high rollers up in the 45th ward band together and picket his office and home. You can do this, dont wear anything that says you work for the city. He is your elected official and bother the crap out of him. Go where he goes. If he dines at a certain place, Pickett outside, etc. Its ot OT st as stalking or harrassment.

8/13/2018 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



Arena is a putz.

8/13/2018 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is only the first development, understand there are plans for several more on the NW side. Once the ball gets rolling you will not be able to stop it.

8/13/2018 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of talk here but we screwed the pooch by not giving Garrido the nod. Whose out there that’s willing to beat Arena? No viable candidate then Arena wins again.

Oh and eat shit Arena

8/13/2018 09:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arena is a friend of scott waguespack. The progressive caucus is the enemy.

8/13/2018 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
A lot of talk here but we screwed the pooch by not giving Garrido the nod. Whose out there that’s willing to beat Arena? No viable candidate then Arena wins again.

Oh and eat shit Arena

8/13/2018 09:00:00 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have to agree with first comment. Don’t see many candidates jumping in to run against him. How many are there?

8/14/2018 12:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is only the first development, understand there are plans for several more on the NW side. Once the ball gets rolling you will not be able to stop it.

8/13/2018 04:29:00 PM

Empty bank building at central and elston has been vacant for years a few years ago they took the 45th ward areaon the north side and put them in the 39th. That got rid of many anti Arena votes in the 35th ward but kept the bank site in the 45rh

8/14/2018 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

should have voted garrido, ya fuckin idiots

8/14/2018 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soon Jefferson Park will resemble Garfield Park....

8/14/2018 09:36:00 PM  

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