June 28, 2017 – The former CPS Graeme Stewart School, in Uptown at 4525 N Kenmore Ave with its original community insensitive luxury loft development sign
July 21, 2017 – The new Stewart School Lofts with it’s wonderfully community sensitive sign
So many things wrong with these pictures
There should be a Facebook challenge ‘How many things wrong can you find in these pictures?’ Truly, the things that are in view, out of view, in the recent years of community history, in City Council, in Rahm Emanuel’s and Alderman Cappleman’s offices, on the web, on TV, in protests and marches, in real estate offices and who knows where else… If you want to get the tiniest tip of this iceberg, see this Chicago Reader article ‘A shuttered Chicago public school promoted as ‘best in the class’ upscale apartments is a big fail‘.
Near the end of the article:
There’s a sort of happy ending to the Twitter exchange. Cappleman finally agreed with Wozniak that the sign is “insensitive to the many students and teachers from [Stewart]” and said he’d ask to “have it changed.”
Later, Cappleman tweeted that the sign had been taken down. Briefly true, but not for long.
As you see on the 2nd sign, near the top of this post, that stands to this day, they removed the words ‘BEST IN CLASS’ and updated the year to 2018. Geesh.
This may seem like an Uptown post, but it’s not
This is Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City government. Every ward has a story like this one, which you haven’t heard 10% of yet. The Corruption and quite frankly the abusive insensitive rot is from the top, all the way on down to the very bottom. Even the so called ‘progressive’ caucus members have long succumbed in the current election cycle to the threats of the Mayor and other alderman to vote their way or everything they want for their ward will be voted down. Now all aldermen vote mostly in line with the Mayor’s wishes.
Here’s the real sign hanging at City Hall if you look close enough:
Don’t bug us while we rob you blind of EVERYTHING! Your education, your health, your homes, your work, your money, your retirement, your…
There might be a difference of style between Rahm Emanual with his aldermen like Cappleman, vs. Rauner and Trump, but there is no daylight between their real actions, it’s fact.
I’ll start dissecting the many unethical and illegal things that happened with Stewart School in future posts, stay tuned.
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