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Re: “Why aldermen are mum about Chicago's violence: They're not sure what to┬ásay

Minimum wage is 8.00 an hour. How may homeowners would be willing to pay $20 to get the young people in their communities working? Here's my plan. The young people will wash the exterior windows of every house on the block. At $1.00 a window, the average bungalow has at least 18 - 22 windows. The average block has 30 houses. 30 X $20 (on average windows) = $600. The average city residential block in a one mile radius has about 128 blocks We limit each person to only earning $300 a week. They now have money to spend, they are tired from working and they make a promise to be a responsible citizen while on the program making the money. The homeowner gets beautiful clean exterior windows and it cost them $20 bucks. The young people get to know the residents in the community.
Yes there are lots of fine points to be resolved. The kids register at the alderman's office--the residents call up to order their window washer for the day. The money is a donation to the kid and not taxable (lol) and it can be accomplished in days and not years. And if they started a shoveling program based on last winter, we could have a bunch of wealthy young people because the snow has to go.

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Posted by Westside2day on 06/12/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Mayoral Mayhem

How come Joravsky didn't include the candidacy of William "Dock" Walls? Educated, knowledgeable and extremely saavy, he is the one candidate that can get all the voters listenining and liking his innovate ideas for Chicago.

Let it also be noted that Obama hasn't endorsed Rahm. It is very politically astute for any boss to send an employee that they are glad to be rid of off with a glowing words. Those words don't mean that they endorse the person. They are just glad to be rid of them and for them to become someone else's headache.

I suggest that those who are unfamiliar with Bill Walls check out his webpage at www.wallsformayor.com and hear from someone who can turn this bankrupt city around.

Posted by Westside2day on 10/29/2010 at 3:19 AM

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