Sep 14

Updated Sep 14

Protest at McDonald's on Clark St

Just passed a protest at the Pratt/Clark McD's. Around 30 people holding up banners that appear to written in Hindi. Did a quick web search and found there are some global protests over McD opening stores at holy sites to Hindu's. I wonder who is selling/renting the land to them. That's who should also be in hot water.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9520451/McDonalds-facing-Hindu-protests-over-restaurants-near-holy-sites.html

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    I saw the gathering as I drove home from work. The group looked very well dressed in business attire. I wasn't sure if it was a "Positive Loitering" event or something of that nature. If this is a protest group, they are the best dressed protesters I have ever seen!

  • @maria:
    I don't have any details regarding the Bangladesh street naming ceremony - I just heard about it on the scanner, as the police were coordinating their security locations.

    But I am pretty sure that the Indians are not protesting McDonald's

Sep 06

Updated Sep 10

Gunshots or fireworks??

9:02 heard on pop then a pause, then at least 3 to 5 more. Sounded like it was coming from the Ashland/ morse intersection. Any info?

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    Yes, Lurker. They do get identified at the meetings. I don't know which beat you are in, but I would suggest reaching out to your Beat Facilitator and encouraging more of your neighbors to attend the meetings and do the same. Often the biggest problem is lack of participation and...

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    Yes, Lurker. They do get identified at the meetings. I don't know which beat you are in, but I would suggest reaching out to your Beat Facilitator and encouraging more of your neighbors to attend the meetings and do the same. Often the biggest problem is lack of participation and information sharing.

    Because the CAPS meeting structure has changed to individual beats (as opposed to combined beat meetings) there is more of an opportunity to engage on a granular level. In addition, the CAPS meetings are alternating with CPD presence every other month. The meetings without CPD presence will allow neighbors to brainstorm about issues like problem buildings. So, I would encourage you to attend your beat meeting and see if you can't get a group together that would help target problem buildings, follow through with Officer Popelka, and possibly attend legal hearings for potential prosecutions.

  • Dee On Newgard '92

    I should add that e-mail trees and phone trees are encouraged at CAPS meetings. I am in regular contact with my Beat Facilitator for 2432, Pat Kenny, and receive updates from him. I also am in contact with John Warner, the Beat Facilitator for 2431. They have both been very responsive and receptive to implementing new ideas to improving the CAPS program.

    Lurker, I believe your idea has merit, we just need to find the most efficient and expedient way to move it forward.

Sep 04

Updated Sep 08

PARKING!!!

Am I the only one that finds parking in our neighborhood completely aggravating??? From Monday-Friday you have to have your car moved by 7am (6am on some streets) in our whole neighborhood! Where do they expect us to move our cars?!?

  • Isn't the possession of a rubber stamp the mark of virtue and extreme importance in Chicago city politics and administration...rumor has it that it takes twenty years of service for a lackey to get their own rubber stamp.

  • John Versical all around nice guy

    I seem to recall community meetings regarding MorseL and Bullhead Cantina's liquor licenses. In either case, has the existence of both establishments in one form or another not improved the quality of Morse Avenue?

Sep 04

Updated Sep 05

Gang related?

I just noticed this crappy graffiti in our alley on Lunt by the Morse red line. I submitted it for removal already, but anyone know if it's gang related? If it is, they gotta step up their art game. Better yet, get the f out with all that noise.

  • Also please send the pic to grafitti@caps24.org so that the 24th District can see it if it is gang related. They are keeping track of the tagging and where it is located. Even if it isn't they still like to see it. Thanks!

  • kamiljk Pizzalord.

    I saw the city sandblasting it this morning, but I saved the pic, so I'll follow up with that email. Thanks!

Aug 31

Updated Sep 01

Crime scene on Morse!

Just horrible! 2 people were shot in broad daylight, shooter got away!

  • Roger Stein master carpenter

    whose beat is that in? why weren't we told about it

  • Need for a Change 20 years in Rogers Park

    Carl, Without a doubt I am venting- it is not an abnormal reaction to an irrational situation such as the gun violence we have experienced for the last several months and the politicians failure to provide remedy. I will stand by my comments that the individuals who commit these acts-...

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    Carl, Without a doubt I am venting- it is not an abnormal reaction to an irrational situation such as the gun violence we have experienced for the last several months and the politicians failure to provide remedy. I will stand by my comments that the individuals who commit these acts- Sunday's Morse Avenue shooting, the Will Lewis shooting, the Keno Glass shooting, the Maryko Carr shooting those illegally possessing, discharging, and utilizing firearms in the commission of or to support criminal activity are what I stated WORTHLESS SUBHUMAN FILTH.
    I also disagree with you that there is any rational explanation for these acts. There may be explanations which justify the acts to the to the perpetrator, but in the eyes of the rational sane community there is no way of removing the damage, the sin, the tort,, or unringing the proverbial bell which one has rung by their own volition. I am not the one dehumanizing others; they do that to themselves. I am merely the guy whos safety is threatened on a daily basis by the irrational acts of this vermin and I am screaming out loudly because those entrusted to protect us from this are corrupting the system for their own political needs. I am tired of hearing self serving politicians recite the same drone statistics over and over about overcrowded prisons, The message that Anita Alvarez and Joe Moore are sending to the gangbanger community is that crime dos pay. We need a new Cook County States Attorney and a new 49th Ward Alderman.

Aug 22

No parking on Ashland between Farwell and Morse 8/22

Around 11 am today they put up signs saying there's no parking from 7 am-4:30 pm today and for the next few days. Odds are they won't even do any work there today, but I moved my car just in case and thought I'd give a general warning to all.

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

Gunshots?

Did I hear gunshots? I'm at Farwell & Ashland and they sounded like they were from the South.

  • eagledrc Farwell and Ashland

    I think it's a generally good area. Farwell & Ashland seems to be a hotbed for gang activity - I think some gang members live in a building on Ashland. But otherwise it seems okay. I think Sheridan and Pratt would be a fine place to live.

  • 3 gunshots around 2 AM at Morse and Ashland. Fast police response but scary.

Aug 13

Free Concert at The House Of Blues Thursday

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The Steepwater Band are on at 8 pm sharp. Come support local music. Check them out on YouTube you will not be disappointed. Tell them Eddie sent you.

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