When you buy an alderman in Chicago’s 46th Ward, you can steal public land for free off the books

Public property across the sidewalk from CPS building give-away fenced off with sign falsely announcing it is private property

Amazing enough that a Chicago Public School (Graeme Stewart in Uptown) with land, sufficient and ripe for independent development on both sides of it, was sold for likely 25% or less of fair market value to private developers, but City of Chicago land completely unconnected to the school, to the west of the public sidewalk has been commandeered for zero dollars.

This is corruption in Chicago, don’t close your eyes. This is illegal.

Across the street from Alderman Cappleman’s office, trumpeting to all of us that the law means zero, you mean zero, the fix is in and deeply.

Don’t whine about Trump on your Facebook profile and hypocritically vote for the local version, Alderman Cappleman. Crooks need to be voted out of office, not in again.

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-Yehuda

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Ald. Cappleman & his right-wing NIMBYists vote to become Uptown’s worst hypocrites ever!

Cappleman & elite mostly upper-class white property owners can buy booze where they choose to, but not you!

Estimated to be less than 200 members of 4 block clubs, composed of almost all upper-class white property owners, recently voted themselves to be the entire 46th Ward community of 50,000+ people and deny average people in Uptown the right to buy alcohol at the proposed Circle K and Subway franchise at the former JJ Peppers located at Sheridan Rd/Lawrence Ave.

Cappleman has indicated he will stand with the “community” decision and oppose the license. With aldermanic privilege, the greatest source of corruption in Chicago, the deal is likely done.

I don’t drink but this is not about alcohol.

One of the worst parts of this is that less than 1/2 of 1% of the 46th Ward’s residents are taking it upon themselves to legislate morality as they see fit and declare their super minority opinion to be the whole community.

What’s next, voter suppression, some more gerrymandering?

Cappleman’s “community” is the same as Trump’s inauguration crowd size

It’s a lie from a dishonest Alderman that lies every minute like Trump does.

Question: Since when do Democrats legislate morality?

Answer: Conservatives and Republicans do, and usually with a large dose of hypocrisy just like this.

How shameful, mostly drinkers and in some cases actual alcoholics being total hypocrites, thinking their income and special position lets them decide that people of color and people with less money than them need to be restricted from buying alcohol with the same freedom they have.

Shame on you Ald. Cappleman and block club members!

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-Yehuda

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No greater corrupt selfish greed than the real estate industry fueled by naive Democrats and ‘liberals’

Subsidized Luxury Housing Development Eight Eleven Uptown fair use image. Subsidized to the detriment of public schools, against the will of the majority of the Uptown community, exactly opposite the intended use of TIF Funds legislation by corrupt Ald. Cappleman.

I wondered…

Today, I was reading a friend’s post on Facebook ‘The Illinois Association of Realtors mobilized 300 realtors to lobby against lifting the ban on rent control‘ and I wondered…

I wondered how many 46th Ward voters buy fair trade coffee.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters buy organic food.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters buy sustainable energy.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters buy ethically sourced products of all types.

I wondered how many 46th Ward voters boycott sweatshop businesses like Ivanka Trump.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters boycott Chick-fil-A for their hate.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters boycott Hobby Lobby for their healthcare intrusions.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters boycott FOX News or NRA advertisers.

I wondered how many 46th Ward voters pride themselves for supporting LGBTQ rights.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters support healthcare and education.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters support racial and gender equality.
I wondered how many 46th Ward voters support higher minimum wages and reproductive rights.

I wondered how many 46th Ward voters chafe daily at Donald Trump and his GOP clowns.

I think you get the point of my wondering, which could be pages long…

The biggest wonder of all

I wondered how many 46th Ward voters think they are the peak of informed progressives but are not.

With all their very good and much appreciated concern for the environment, health, fair business, equality, honesty in journalism and government, and so forth, many 46th Ward voters completely fall down locally in a pile of corrupt dog poo put out daily by the real estate industry and their bought and paid for corrupt legislators like Alderman Cappleman.

No problem if tens of thousands of people that lived in the 46th Ward for generations perhaps, have to leave the neighborhood, or even the city or state.
No Problem if tens of thousands of people suffer daily under ridiculous and out of touch with inflation rents and mortgages. Costs and taxes that escalate far more than wages.
No problem if tax money intended for schools is given to wealthy real estate developers instead.
No problem if luxury housing is prioritized way over healthcare and education.
No problem if thousands of people become homeless or bankrupt or suffer needless bad health or die early.

This and more, it’s all OK. You buy real estate and regardless of how much destruction to real living human beings there is, it is yours to do with as you wish.

Every other product and service has regulations and ethical pressures to be sure it doesn’t dominate to the detriment of the population but not real estate. Because of course, they spend a fortune hiring hundreds of lobbyists and corrupting every legislator they can. In Chicago, one of the most corrupt and most damaging to the community is Alderman Cappleman.

Alderman Cappleman is Democrat in name only, as dirty and conservative as they come. Being LGBTQ doesn’t make anyone liberal or progressive. The lies and the photo op circuit don’t either.

Don’t be like Cappleman.
Don’t vote for him.
Boycott Cappleman in every way.
Be truly progressive nationally AND locally.

Don’t be fooled, look at the actions and results, not the lies of Alderman Cappleman and the rest of the real estate corrupted legislators. Please educate yourself or be an uninformed conservative voter, your call.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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Booze OK for me but not for those people meeting

Bring your best Democrats’ hypocrisy & racist bias April 23

Email from Cappleman’s office:

Alderman Cappleman is inviting you and your neighbors to a meeting to discuss the possible lifting of a moratorium in your area. Please pass this information on to your block members and neighbors.

Alderman Cappleman and I met with a potential new tenant that would like to lease the former JJ Peppers site at the corner of Lawrence and Sheridan to open a Circle K and Subway franchise that would include selling packaged alcohol. The business owner, Mr. Dipak Bhatt, operates a number of Subway and Circle K franchises in Illinois and Indiana.

As you may know, there is a moratorium on packaged goods licenses on Sheridan that would prevent a new license to sell liquor. They are asking Alderman Cappleman to lift the moratorium in order to be able to sell packaged alcohol at the Circle K as they do for their other locations. There were some concerns in the past about the need for a state exemption for this location due to the Sarah’s Circle women’s shelter, but their attorney researched the location and confirmed that the shelter is not within the distance to prohibit a license at this address.

Alderman Cappleman would like you to meet with the new potential owner Mr. Dipak Bhatt, someone from the Circle K corporate franchise team, and his attorney Gregory Steadman, to discuss their proposal to lift the moratorium for this business.

When: Monday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Institute for Cultural Affairs, 4750 N. Sheridan, MLK room

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Tressa

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-Yehuda

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Don’t let your Neighborly Vigilance confuse Police Officers with People Experiencing Homelessness

46th Ward Homelessness still illegal though it isn’t

Email from Cappleman’s office:

Because of recent concerns about a homeless person sleeping in Arai Park, Chicago Public Schools’ security staff added Arai Park to its rotation for evening security rounds.

Last night, as the CPS security officer was patrolling Arai Park around 10:30 p.m., neighbors called 911 to report him and his car to the police. The CPS officer talked to responding Chicago Police officers and resolved the situation quickly; the CPS security officer is an off-duty Chicago Police Officer who was wearing a CPS Safety and Security jacket and driving a vehicle with municipal plates.

CPS has asked our office to notify neighbors that these patrols are occurring on a regular basis, so there is no confusion. If you are part of a block club and can share this information more widely, we’d appreciate it.

We appreciate your and your neighbors’ vigilance. Please let me know if there are any additional issues or concerns.

Best regards,
Monique

Monique Curet
Aldermanic Aide
46th Ward office
City of Chicago
773-878-4646

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-Yehuda

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Cappleman’s Quasi-Governmental Publication Masquerading as Neighborhood Blog

Skirting gov’t ethics certainly, also violating laws?

The question everyone should ask themselves, as a friend said this morning “Seriously folks… after 2016 does anyone have to outline the serious issue of an anonymous “news outlet”?”

It’s a well-known fact, the hurt and damage that Cappleman and his team have inflicted directly upon thousands of Uptown residents since he became alderman of the 46th Ward. His war against diversity, equality and well-being for all is legendary and well-documented. This post is not about that.

In this age of Trump, with conservative propaganda reaching fever pitch, even long-time Chicago news outlet WGN-TV is falling victim to FOX NEWS clone Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Cappleman’s Uptown Update may seem like just another voice in the haystack of the conservative propaganda against true democracy, working tirelessly to scrape every dollar they can for the wealthy in every legal, illegal and abusive way they can. Many conservatives would say so what…

But if Cappleman, his family, and paid gov’t and campaign staff participate in the Uptown Update’s anonymous shenanigans directly or indirectly, is that legal?

The People of Chicago Demand Transparency

The undersigned to this petition, demand the 46th Ward Alderman Cappleman, his alderman’s office and campaign staff, his donors and beneficiaries disclose publicly and permanently their ownership, operational, editorial and financial relationships to the Uptown Update. This includes immediate family of all the above.

These disclosures or lack of disclosure shall be verifiable to appropriate ethics and enforcement officials with written and electronic communications, tax and banking records.

We demand the Uptown Update disclose publicly and permanently on all their online properties, ALL admins, ownership, operational, editorial and financial relationships.

The people have a right to know vested, unethical and possibly illegal interests.

Thanks!
-Yehuda

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I’m not a pragmatic voter

Pragmatic voting is death to our political system

If only ballots had None Of The Above for a choice, things would change quickly. As it is, voting your conscience can be costly.

If you always choose ‘the best available candidate’ of what choices you are given, if there is no point where all the choices are unacceptable… slowly but surely your choices will degrade. Of course, the most powerful and selfish will eventually dominate and this is where we are today.

Politicians have no incentive to have a platform worthy of your vote. There is no incentive to actually do what they say after being elected either.

There will always be really bad choices. If all you have to do is be the slightly better really bad choice… it’s math, it just gets worse and worse until there is no coming back. Take a beautiful high resolution image and save it at 90% quality over and over, and see the math for yourself. Eventually it is garbage, unusable. This is why today, talk of revolution and guillotines are popular on the net.

Pragmatic voting gave us Trump, Rauner, Emanuel and Cappleman, isn’t that sufficient evidence?

Ok, it’s an overwhelming problem, I get it. Here’s my suggestion. Start local, very local.

Just like you can’t solve world hunger but you can feed the hungry people on your block. Just like you can’t solve homelessness, but you can… you get the point.

You can’t fix our political system, but you can make sure Chicago’s 46th Ward or your ward gets a new alderman that isn’t a crook and a shill for the wealthy. I’m not saying don’t work on the whole spectrum, but really crunch on your starting objective.

Consider it.

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-Yehuda

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The Lindsay HUGE controversy, trying not to vote for a corrupt system’s candidates

Two of Chicago City Council’s most real estate industry corrupt Aldermen, 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman & 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore with Judicial candidate Lindsay Huge (males across middle)

Trying to find untainted candidates that are not cozying up to a corrupt system can be difficult

As you might know from my previous post, Cappleman issues billionaire’s choice ballot, I’d rather leave a ballot blank, than vote for anyone Cappleman endorses.

I admit it, I am sick of the system and over 40+ years of ‘pragmatic’ voting, things have just gotten worse. My conscience drives me now. We may not be able to stop the big money takeover of our government fully yet, but we don’t have to make it easy. There is also a chance we can bit by bit replace the crooks. We have to start somewhere. If we don’t stand against inequity and corruption now, we’ll always have it.

Initially back some months, an attorney whom I have the highest respect for recommended Lindsay Huge as a candidate for judge in the 8th Subcircuit. Wonderful I thought, like many of us, I always have difficulty navigating the selection of judges on the ballot.

Soon afterwards however, I saw pictures and posts of connections to Cappleman. Rut-roh, bad moves in many eyes, certainly mine.

Recently when Cappleman issues billionaire’s choice ballot came out, Lindsay Huge was not on it, so I thought he was not endorsed by Cappleman. I even posted a now deleted Facebook recommendation.

Not so fast Yehuda!

Turns out I was wrong. Lindsay Huge is endorsed by Cappleman. Even worse his campaign manager (and that person’s father) are a part of the false charges against Jeffrey Littleton for having opposition political views, that I began to talk about in previous post Team Cappleman Neighborhood Watch Group just waiting for its own George Zimmerman or Laquan McDonald moment.

No, I cannot support officials that even look the other way, much less have actual connection to the felony crime of filing false charges against constituents to silence and/or punish their political opposition that Team Cappleman engages in…

UPDATE: I would suggest Lindsay Huge fire his campaign manager, to me that would indicate his platform is serious. He is a defender not a prosecutor. His campaign manager obviously finds false prosecution attractive, not good.

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-Yehuda

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