Friday, February 20, 2009

Anyone got anything interesting?

Been a slow week, anyone got any news? Start thinking of what you would like to see in the next poll or if you want a poll at all. Give me some ideas.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about most generous business that always gives back to the community on a regular basis.

Anonymous said...

How about Bourbon Street, they give manna/trip back 15%. 7.5% goes to the school and 7.5% goes to the family.

Way to go Bourbon Street.

Anonymous said...

You have the city and county payroll link on the blog why don't you list the link the the teachers salary?

inandaround60655 said...

I assumed as city workers that they would be listed. Sorry, this link was sent to me by someone else and neves too the opportunity to look up a teacher, just the mayor, alderman, Stroger, you know the usual suspects.

Anonymous said...

"February 20, 2009 6:13 PM"

how about posting your salary?

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd let you guys know my sister had her car (2001 Grand Prix) stolen at 107th Metra station on Wednesday. When she was making out the police report another guy was in there. His was stolen from 111th Street

Life's Too Short said...

1943 - Phil Wrigley and Branch Rickey charter the All-American Girls Softball League. The league will operate around the Chicago area and is formed as a sports backup in case the government shuts down major league baseball. The league will later change its name and switch to hardball with a pitching distance of 40 feet and bases 68 feet apart.


With America's entry into World War II, several major league baseball executives started a new professional league with women players in order to maintain baseball in the public eye while the majority of able men were away. Initial tryouts were held at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

The name of the league is something of a misnomer, as the AAGPBL did not play regulation baseball until late in the 1954 season. In the first season, the league played a game that was a hybrid of baseball and softball. The ball was 12 inches in circumference, the size of a regulation softball (regulation baseballs are 9 to 9 1/4 inches). The pitcher's mound was only forty feet from home plate, closer even than in regulation softball and much closer than the baseball distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Pitchers threw underhand windmill, like in softball, and the distance between bases was 65 feet, five feet longer than in softball but 25 feet shorter than in baseball. Major similarities between the AAGPBL and baseball included nine player teams and the use of a pitcher's mound (softball pitchers throw from flat ground). Over the history of the league, the rules were gradually modified to more closely resemble baseball. The ball shrank from season to season until it was regulation baseball size, the mound was moved back to 60 feet, the basepaths were extended to 85 feet (still five feet shorter than in regulation baseball), and overhand pitching was allowed.[1]



45 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

To February 20, 2009 6:36 pm
$1,000,000

Anonymous said...

can you start a page to swap or give away thing that people dont want????

Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/data/1075021,salarydata.article
this is the web site that the sun-time post a few month ago to look up payroll for teacher city worker and county worker i hope it help

Anonymous said...

The Mt. Greenwood Park Advisory Committee will host Earth Day on April 18th at the playlot. Volunteers are needed to clean up the area as well as around the building and fields if we get to it. It starts at 9 am and goes until noon. Volunteers will be able to sign up soon to receive a free t-shirt for helping out. Soon the Friends of the Parks will have a signup page you can go to www.fotp.org to keep checking for the sign in sheet. I will end more info when I have it. You can also go to www.mountgreenwoodpark.com for updates

Village Voice said...

I have just finished watching the HBO Movie special "Taking Chance."
I recommend everybody watch this program. It is one of the most powerful shows I have ever seen. If you do not have HBO, find a friend and have them record it for you. When you see something like this, you realize how much we take for granted. God Bless our men and women serving in the military and our police and firemen here in these United States.

Life's Too Short said...

The Glorious Sweep!!!


June 11, 1999
SOX 5
Cubs 3
June 12, 1999
SOX 8
Cubs 2
June 13, 1999
SOX 6
Cubs 4



Fly balls and grounders
Liners and flubs.
Three and oh was the winner
And it wasn't the Cubs.

On Friday their minions
began to complain.
Oh we could have won
had not come the rain.

Saturday was sunny
and warmer than most.
but the Sox bats were smokin'
And the game wasn't close.

Fans paid a premium
for Sunday's good seat.
To witness the White Sox
get a clean sweep.

We on the South Side
have little to boast.
But "Yous guys on da nort side
are sure a great host".

The park known as Wrigley
is the most charming of fields.
But the best team in Chicago
plays at Thirty-fifth and Shields!
43 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Anonymous said...

To February 20, 2009 6:36 pm
$1,000,000



wow...can't be a city worker..why are you living in 60655?

Anonymous said...

Did Fat Tommy's close? The place is EMPTY!!

Anonymous said...

QUESTION: Are the "Friends of the Park" going to just clean up the play lot where their kids play or the entire park where all kids play? If so, please bring a small shovel, lots of plastic bags and don't forget your rubber booties and nose plugs so you can pick up the hundreds of piles of dog-pooh left by the "Irresponsible Friends of the Park". Oh, almost forgot the pepper spray for the unleashed dogs. If you would like some entertainment, bring some peanuts to feed the squirrels and watch the loose dogs attack, that always puts a smile on the dog owners face!!

Life's Too Short said...

Day Game
Time lurches on at Comiskey Park—
Comiskey the old dame in dowdy dress,
Comiskey the baseball fever ward.

Koosman's pitching, conducting the ruckus,
And I can see his face—
His nose as long as my foot,
The flips of hair above his ears.

He drills the ball in like a small pearl,
A mallet that cracks into Pudge Fisk's mitt—
Clean strike. Rising hollering sweeps the stands,

My bladder a watermelon full of beer
But I don't leave. We pound our seats,
We push, we praise, we goad: strike two.
Koosman's cool as cream. He leans back

While we burst blood vessels, flips up his glove,
Going to work while I'm jumping in my seat.
The pitch spins like a dervish from his hand—
Strike three! Every scoured throat in the place erupts,
Launching exultant howls into the stratosphere,

And time pauses at Comiskey Park—
Portrait of mass baseball insanity with crushed peanut shells.

42 Days to Opening Day !!!!

Village Voice said...

Did Fat Tommy's close? The place is EMPTY!!

February 23, 2009 6:36 AM

Yes it is closed down, but will be reopening at 3031 W. 111th St.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know a piano teacher in the 60655 zip ?pitarie

Anonymous said...

(this message came from the Chamber of Commerce)


A strong armed robbery occurred approximately 11:45 a.m. this morning 2/23 at the Walgreens parking lot located at 111th and Kedzie.

An African American girl was using the ATM machine located inside Walgreens. Upon leaving Walgreens two African American men in their thirties took her purse and fled in a black old work van.

Please be on alert for your own safety.

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