Bob Rita 28th District Hosts Chicago'...
Viewing Party

Maywood, IL

#24 Aug 12, 2014
Leadership Team wrote:
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Quinn, Madigan, Rita, and Cronies have played hide and seek with the taxpayers money.
How much longer will this nonsense be tolerated?
Bob is the real problem

Blue Island, IL

#25 Aug 16, 2014
The Real problems aren't State Rep 28th District Bobby Rita problems.
Problems? What Problems?

By George Slefo August 16, 2014

Man shot in Roseland


A man was shot Friday night in Roseland.
About 10:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was inside a vehicle in the 10200 block of South State Street when a person on foot approached the vehicle and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
The man was shot in the buttocks and ankle, Greer said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital where his condition had been stabilized.
Larry

Blue Island, IL

#27 Sep 1, 2014
Man shot in Calumet Township.

http://voices.suntimes.com/news/breaking-news...
Why in Illinois

Blue Island, IL

#28 Sep 2, 2014


-September 1, 2014
3 dead, 35 wounded in Labor Day weekend shootings


Three men were killed and at least 35 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Labor Day weekend.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday night in Rogers Park.
Where shootings are happening in Chicago
Two men, both 29, were shot about 8:45 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Ridge, police said.
One was shot in the abdomen and the leg, police said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where he later died, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was not released Monday morning.
The other man was shot in the right leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
Another man died Saturday morning, about five hours after he was shot and critically wounded on the Far South Side.
Darius Sept, 34, was shot in the abdomen about 12:30 a.m. in the 10900 block of South Racine, authorities said.
of the 1100 block of West 107th, was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center at 5:41 a.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said.
Police said he was uncooperative with investigators at the time of the shooting.
About 10:45 p.m. Friday, a 36-year-old man was found lying on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Damen with gunshot wounds to his head and thigh, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but the man’s identity was not released Monday morning.
The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Monday night in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
About 8:50 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 2400 block of North Lamon, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.
About 4:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 600 block of East 133rd Street, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.
A man and teen were both critically wounded in a Little Village shooting early Monday.
The 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were sitting on a porch in the 4300 block of West 25th Place when two people got out of a vehicle nearby and started shooting, police said.
The teen was shot in the arm, back and chest, and the man was shot in the head, police said They were both taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
At least 30 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since 7 p.m. Friday.
We Believe

Blue Island, IL

#29 Nov 29, 2014
shot on I-57 in Calumet Park
Fire report
Chicago Tribune illustration
By Chicago Tribune staff contact the reporter

Two people were shot on Interstate 57 early Saturday morning, authorities said.

The two people were shot in the northbound lanes of I-57 near 127th Street in south suburban Calumet Park, according to Illinois State Police.

One person was shot in the leg, and another person was also injuried in the shooting, state police said, citing preliminary information. The ages, genders and conditions of the two shot were not immediately available.

The two people were transported by the Posen Fire Department to area hospitals. Officials there refused to give details about where the two were taken.

As of about 5:40 a.m., the far right hand lane heading northbound was open to traffic, but all other northbound lanes were closed.

Check back for more information.
the real problems

Blue Island, IL

#30 Feb 10, 2015
Bob Rita has not addressed the real problems of the 28th district and the state of Illinois.
Another example of his failed legislation.



Rahm endorsement fails to mention gang problem
Letters to the Editor

In December, the FBI hit the streets in Chicago to combat street gangs.
In endorsing Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, the Sun-Times states that he has been terrific at taking on the big problems facing Chicago. The glaring omission is that many of our citizens on the West and South sides of Chicago are living in fear. Fear of sitting on the porch, fear of letting their kids play outside and afraid to walk to the corner store. This fear has been created by gangs, criminal enterprises, that have been allowed to exist and operate with impunity while shooting and killing scores of people. In efforts to control the violence, gangs are hardly mentioned. It is as though they are invisible, don’t exist and are untouchable. The failure of the mayor and the city to make the city safe for all people is a tragedy. For the Sun-Times to omit this human tragedy is equally disturbing.

Ned L. McCray, Tinley Park
double down

Blue Island, IL

#31 Feb 25, 2015
News
Police: Man, 58, shot to death in Roseland
Posted: 02/25/2015, 08:56pm | Sam Charles
A 58-year-old man was shot to death in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side Wednesday night, police said.

About 7:20 p.m., the man was outside in the 11400 block of South Prairie “when a gunshot was heard and he was later found prostrate on the sidewalk” with a gunshot wound to his head, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. He was dead at the scene.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not confirm the death Wednesday night.

About three hours earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot and killed a mile west in the 11300 block of South Parnell, authorities said.
carrie

Blue Island, IL

#32 Mar 9, 2015
News
2 young boys, woman, elderly man shot in Roseland
Posted: 03/09/2015, 08:27pm | Mitch Dudek

Boys ages 2 and 6, a woman and a 77-year-old man were shot in Roseland Monday evening.| Mitch Dudek~Sun-Times
A 2-year-old boy, his mother, a 6-year-old boy and his 77-year-old grandfather were shot Monday evening in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

They were shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 200 block of West 105th Street, Chicago Police said.

The 2-year-old was shot in the shoulder and listed in “serious but stable” condition, according to a police source at the scene. His mother, whose age was not available, was shot in her left leg. Both were taken to Roseland Community Hospital.

The 6-year-old was shot in the upper part of his left arm, and he was listed in good condition. His 77-year-old grandfather was shot in the neck and badly injured, according to a police source.

A police source said there were several shooters.

“It’s like this all the time. It’s bad,” said Betty Poole, a CTA bus driver who lives in the neighborhood.“Everybody makes promises about how they can change, but we haven’t seen it.”
any witnesses

Blue Island, IL

#33 Mar 10, 2015
Od ell Branch Sr. and his 5-year-old great-grandson had a routine most evenings: the two would lounge on a couch, watch a Western movie and eat ice cream.
Monday night, that tradition ended when gunfire ripped through the window of their family home in the 200 block of West 105th Street on the Far South Side, killing Branch, 77, wounding his great-grandson and two other people who were outside.
Relative of slain man, injured 5-year-old:'It was almost time for their chocolate ice cream'
Odell Branch
2 children among victims in Far South Side shooting that left man, 77, dead
Odell Branch Sr. and his 5-year-old great-grandson had a routine most evenings: the two would lounge on a couch, watch a Western movie and eat ice cream.
Monday night, that tradition ended when gunfire ripped through the window of their family home in the 200 block of West 105th Street on the Far South Side, killing Branch, 77, wounding his great-grandson and two other people who were outside.
“It was almost time for their chocolate ice cream,” said Rochelle Branch, 57, one of Odell Branch’s four daughters.“It was their favorite thing to do.”
Rochelle Branch said she came home from the store, took off her coat, and a moment later gunfire went off around 6:30 p.m.
“We all went down,” she said describing the shooting over the phone.
When she and other family members saw her father lying on the floor, they thought he had a heart attack at first, Branch said. They didn't find out he was shot in the head until they got to the hospital, she said.
Branch was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center at 7:41 p.m., accoridng to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Hmmmm, well. Let's hope this crime gets the same level of attention as the assault and robbery of the mayor's son. Tic-toc, Mr. Mayor.
Rochelle Branch’s 5-year-old nephew was wounded in the arm and was taken to Advocate Christ, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
Gunfire also struck a 34-year-old woman, who Rochelle Branch said is her longtime friend, and her 2-year-old son as she was putting him into a car, according to police and Branch.
The woman was shot in the chest and left hand, and the boy was shot in the right shoulder, police said.
The boy was in critical condition at Roseland Community Hospital, police said. The woman was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she was listed in serious but stable condition, police said.
At the crime scene, officials found about 12 9mm shell casings, police said.
After uniformed police officers, detectives and evidence investigators left the 200 block of West 105th Street Monday night, a bullet hole could be seen in the lower portion of one of the front windows at Branch's two-story home on the block. The hole is below another window that has an old sticker from the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois with one of their age-old slogans: "Stop Killing People."
Gunfire also went through the 1 1/2-story home of Rodger Harris who lives with his sister next door to Branch.
Harris, 61, said his sister was watching television when at least two bullets came through their front window. No one in that house was hurt.
He said "two different bullets" were later found in the back of their couch.
According to a law enforcement source, one of the people in custody is an individual caught by officers carrying a gun not too far away from the crime scene. That gun will be tested to see if it has any connection to the shooting.
Investigators are also looking into whether a relative of Branch may have been the intended target, according to the source.
COBOL Programmer

Orland Park, IL

#34 Mar 26, 2015
Notice how this happens only in the blacker areas? You don't see this in the more browner areas, the Mexicans like me know how to handle theyselfs. Blue Island doodieheads.
the greed factor

Blue Island, IL

#35 May 15, 2015
Robert Rita State Rep 28th legislative district, has done nothing in Springfield to stop the crime in his district. To busy working on a fourth pension, and playing the role of king maker. Those supporting and working to continue this corruption are also responsible.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/brea...
Reverend Wright

Blue Island, IL

#36 May 15, 2015
the greed factor wrote:
Robert Rita State Rep 28th legislative district, has done nothing in Springfield to stop the crime in his district. To busy working on a fourth pension, and playing the role of king maker. Those supporting and working to continue this corruption are also responsible.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/brea...
The Chicken's are coming home to Roost.
lack of leadership

Blue Island, IL

#37 May 16, 2015
Springfield must act, stop ignoring the real problems.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/brea...
Change is needed

Midlothian, IL

#38 May 16, 2015
the greed factor wrote:
Robert Rita State Rep 28th legislative district, has done nothing in Springfield to stop the crime in his district. To busy working on a fourth pension, and playing the role of king maker. Those supporting and working to continue this corruption are also responsible.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/brea...
He doesn't have to worry about it since he's elected unopposed every election.
Bob must go

Blue Island, IL

#39 May 29, 2015
State Rep Robert Rita refuses to compromise with Govenor Rauner. This means no pork for his 28th district.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/646...
follow the money

Blue Island, IL

#40 Jun 3, 2015
Robert Rita State Rep 28th , refuses to help.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/7/71/6563...
Democrat

Blue Island, IL

#41 Jun 8, 2015
Everything
follow the money

Blue Island, IL

#42 Jul 6, 2015
The following article makes us wonder what is Robert Rita actually doing in Springfield. What is he doing in Blue Island and Calumet Township?

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/brea...
low turnout rules

Blue Island, IL

#43 Jul 6, 2015
Keep it simple. Vote for the Candidate with best credentials. He obviously has none. Why should we expect him to move Blue Island forward?
Clear

Maywood, IL

#46 Jul 6, 2015
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/8177/ar...

Company readies to open shops in 4 Southland communities

PHIL ARVIA, DAILY SOUTHTOWN

Windy City Cannabis Club plans to open a dispensary in this Homewood office building. It's one of four stores the company will have in the Southland.

Phil Arvia, Mike Nolan
6:26 pm, July 3, 2015
It wouldn't be stretching the truth to say that Steve Weisman is poised to become the kingpin of the Southland.

True, he would hate that characterization, and little about him resembles the sort one might guess would fit it.

Nevertheless, Weisman, a bespectacled 29-year-old, is transitioning from a career as a Chicago lawyer to overseeing an organization that's being licensed to sell in four towns.

"I'm a businessman," he said. "I was never really a user of the stuff — I mean, I'm not going to lie to you, I've been to Colorado, I've been to Amsterdam. But when I left the law to return to business school, I became interested in the business model. I saw what the margins were. When the opportunity came up, we were able to make it work."

Weisman, of Chicago, is the chief executive of Windy City Club, which has emerged as the likely winner of coveted state licenses to operate the stores. His company will have a monopoly on sales in an area that takes in 11 townships in the south and southwest suburbs — Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Lemont, Lyons, Orland, Palos, Rich, Stickney, Thornton and Worth.

Weisman's company plans dispensaries in Homewood, 1137 W. 175th St.; Justice, 8340 Roberts Road; Posen, 2535 Veterans Drive, and Worth, 11425 Harlem Ave. It won't be until sometime this fall, at the earliest, that the shops are cleared to open.

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