Jul 18

Updated 7 hours ago

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

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2405 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 01053, 41.4822, -81.6697

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • The lead in water is minimal; the real threat is lead paint. Even at CPS only about 3% of the fixtures tested had lead issues.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    The lead gets into Chicago water after it leaves the city supplies. there is some lead pieing within building, and most of the water supplies from main to building (which are for the most part not the water department's responsibility, but the building owners) build before the 70's are lead. Chicago takes significant efforts to mitigate those privately owned lead pipes. In this instance (where some drinking fountains test high and others do not) there is likely some old lead internal piping. Another problem for an already over-beleaguered CPS.

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square

The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave.

    Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square
    CHICAGO -- Police have released a warning after a man attacked a woman with a machete in the city's Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan.
    http://cltv.com

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Not only did they get the neighborhood wrong, but Logan Square isn't really within walking distance either.

  • Rick in Kimball's farm LogSq resident for 13.14 x 10^6 minutes

    Some neighborhood maps show North Ave as the southern border of LogSq. Some show Armitage, I think it is Bloomingdale. Some neighborhood maps are made by Sociologists some are made by realtors. And then there is the city map of "community areas". But yes the Tribune and WGN, etc are sloppy.

3 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Cops: Man with machete targeting women in ‘high-risk activities’

The woman agreed to get into his vehicle about 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Springfield when he attacked her, according to a community alert.

    Cops: Man with machete targeting women in 'high-risk activities'
    A man attacked a woman with a machete after she got into his minivan early Sunday in West Humboldt Park, and Chicago Police say he might be targeting other women engaging in "high-risk activities." The woman agreed to get into his vehicle about 2:45 a.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

34 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square

...s Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan. When inside...

    Woman attacked by machete-wielding man in Logan Square
    CHICAGO -- Police have released a warning after a man attacked a woman with a machete in the city's Logan Square neighborhood. The attack happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Springfield Ave. Police say the man convinced the woman to get into his green minivan.
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

WLS-TV Annual EEO Public File Report August 1, 2016

*Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans - 3800 W. Division Street -

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City of Chicago Mayor's Office of Workforce Development - 1615 West Chicago Avenue - Chicago, IL 60622

Emma Bowen Foundation - 524 West 57th Street - New York, NY 10019

Harold Washington College - 30 East Lake Street - Chicago, Illinois 60601

Illinois Center for Broadcasting - 55 West 22nd St. Suite 240, Lombard, IL 60148

Illinois Department of Human Services - 401 South Clinton Street - Chicago, Illinois 60607

Latino Council on Media - 2011 West Pershing Road - Chicago, Illinois 60609

NAACP - 800 East 78th Street - Chicago, Illinois 60619

*NABET - CWA Local 41 - (National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians) 211 West Wacker Drive - Suite 1030 - Chicago, Illinois 60606

NAHJ Columbia Chapter (National Association of Hispanic Journalists) - 916 South Wabash, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Rainbow/PUSH Coalition - 930 East 50th Street - Chicago, Illinois 60615

Television Bureau of Advertising - 3 East 54th Street - New York, NY 10022

United Cerebral Palsy Association - 325 North Wells Street - Suite 321

Westside Business Improvement - 5427 West Madison - Chicago, Illinois 60644

Women Employed - 111 North Wabash - Suite 1300 - Chicago, Illinois 60602

Youth Job Center of Evanston - 1114 Church Street - Evanston, Illinois 60201

    WLS-TV Annual EEO Public File Report August 1, 2016
    WLS-TV ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT, AUGUST 1, 2016 This Annual EEO Public File Report is filed on behalf of WLS-TV (the "Station" or "ABC7") in compliance with the FCC's EEO reporting requirements. This report includes information from July 16, 2015 through July 15, 2016.
    http://abc7chicago.com

2 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #WickerPark (Rockwell & Thomas) Miller - Male Australian Shepherd - Mix. Black/White. Call 773-480-0148. Friendly. Cook County. 60622...

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2 days ago

Back-to-school: A great time for young adults to learn money do’s and don'ts

Back-to-school: A great time for young adults to learn money do’s and don'ts

    Back-to-school: A great time for young adults to learn money do's and don'ts
    You must have JavaScript enabled to search this site. Back-to-school: A great time for young adults to learn money do's and don'ts From kids to college grads, it's never too early to develop good financial habits. Summer flies by. Especially for parents sending their high school graduates off to college, or, their college graduates off into the real world.
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

La atacó con machete en mano y podría estar buscando a otras mujeres

El incidente ocurrió a las 2:45 am en la cuadra 1600 N. Springfield Ave, cuando la mujer, que estaba participando en ‘actividades de alto riesgo’, se encontró con un hombre en la calle quien estaba sentado en una camioneta verde, dijo la Policía.

    La atacó con machete en mano y podría estar buscando a otras mujeres
    CHICAGO - La Policía alerta al público después que un hombre utilizara un machete para cortar a una mujer varias veces, hiriéndola de gravedad el domingo, en el barrio de Logan Square. El incidente ocurrió a las 2:45 am en la cuadra 1600 N.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

  • that address is not even on the map, let alone in the box, above? dar hey.

2 days ago

Machete-Wielding Man Cuts Woman in Logan Square

The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Springfield Avenue, according to the alert. Police say the assailant coaxed the woman into his green minivan and then tried to attack her.

    Machete-Wielding Man Cuts Woman in Logan Square
    Chicago police are warning residents to be mindful of their surroundings and interactions with strangers after a woman was attacked with a machete early Sunday in Logan Square. The incident occurred around 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Springfield Avenue, according to the alert.
    http://patch.com

3 days ago

Man With A Machete Attacked A Woman In Humboldt Park, Police Warn

...a white Hispanic in his late 30s to early 50s, attacked the woman in the 1600 block of North Springfield Avenue after the two spoke and the woman entered the man's car, according to police...

This is apparently not the first machete attack in the Humboldt Park area in recent years. In a seemingly unrelated incident in 2014, a cyclist reported being attacked by two teenage assailants with a machete on the 2500 block of West Potomac Avenue.

    Man With A Machete Attacked A Woman In Humboldt Park, Police Warn
    In a development that sounds like something out of a horror movie, Chicago Police issued an alert Sunday warning that a machete-wielding man seriously injured a woman in Humboldt Park early Sunday morning.
    http://chicagoist.com

3 days ago

Woman attacked with machete-like instrument in Logan Square

...what appeared to be a machete in Logan Square Sunday morning.The attack happened near North Avenue and Springfield at approximately 2:45 a.m.Police said the attacker used the machete-type instrument...

    Woman attacked with apparent machete in Logan Square
    Chicago police have issued an alert after a man attacked a woman with what appeared to be a machete in Logan Square Sunday morning. The attack happened near North Avenue and Springfield at approximately 2:45 a.m. Police said the attacker used the machete-type instrument to cut the victim several times on her head and body, leaving her seriously injured.
    http://abc7chicago.com

3 days ago

Man With Machete Targeting Women In ‘High-Risk Activities’

The woman agreed to get into his vehicle about 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Springfield when he attacked her, according to a community alert.

5 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Belleville #IL (North 3400 Block W. Main) Prince - Male Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. Tan/Brown/Grey. Call 773-433-0754. Friendly. St...

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6 days ago

***MISSING YORKIE*** 3400 block of W. "A" St...

...MISSING YORKIE*** 3400 block of W. "A" St. In Belleville Missing since last night around 7pm 7/21/16 "Prince" is...

    Callie Durborow - ***MISSING YORKIE*** 3400 block of W.... | Facebook
    MISSING YORKIE*** 3400 block of W. "A" St. In Belleville Missing since last night around 7pm 7/21/16 "Prince" is a 4yo tan and gray yorkie male,...
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6 days ago

The Settlement’s Preschool is Expanding

The Northwestern Settlement preschool program is opening to the community, and expanding to accommodate 2-year-olds! We’re currently enrolling children aged 24 months to 5 years for our school readiness-focused program. Our NAEYC-accredited program integrates social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language learning into a curriculum balanced with learning and play.

    The Settlement's Preschool is Expanding - Humboldt Park Portal
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

6 days ago

2016 Chicago Farmers Markets in Humboldt Park

Three of our local markets are El Conuco at Humboldt Park, Mural Gardens and West Humboldt Park Market.

    2016 Chicago Farmers Markets in Humboldt Park - Humboldt Park Portal
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

Jul 21

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL (Hirsch & Kedzie) Male Pit Bull CONTACT bmekley@gmail.com Phone: (815) 252-0182 to identify. This dog...

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Jul 21

my dog is still missing he went missing this ...

my dog is still missing he went missing this morning by Le Moyne and Spaulding in Chicago I have look everywhere posted in every website I could find

    my dog is still missing he went missing... - Mrchillz Mrzchillz | Facebook
    my dog is still missing he went missing this morning by Le Moyne and Spaulding in Chicago I have look everywhere posted in every website I could find
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Jul 21

The 9 Best Gardening Shops In Chicago

Adams & Son is located at 1057 N. California Ave.

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Gethsemane Garden Center is located at 5739 N. Clark St. —By Anthony Todd

Sprout Home is located at 745 N. Damen Ave. —By Anthony Todd

Old Town Gardens is located at 1555 N. Wells St. —By Anthony Todd

City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio is located at 3022 W. Lake St.

Fleur is located at 2651 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago Roots Hydroponics is located at 4020 W. Irving Park Rd.

Fertile Ltd. is located at 1646-50 W. Diversey Pkwy.

    The 9 Best Gardening Shops In Chicago
    Tucked between the towering steel and glass of Chicago's urban jungle, there's plenty of real greenery and foliage, if you know where to look. Whether you're seeking hardy potted plants for your condo balcony or seasonal veggies for your backyard garden, the city's blossoming with possibilities.
    http://chicagoist.com

Jul 20

Help a child succeed through ChildServ Back to School Backpack Drive

Each year, we ask individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations to work with us so that every child in our care will receive school supplies for the new year. 

    Help a child succeed through ChildServ Back to School Backpack Drive - Humboldt Park Portal
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

Jul 20

Cooling Centers Offered in Chicago During Extreme Heat

2753 W. North Avenue

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The Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency shelter.

1140 W. 79th Street

4314 S. Cottage Grove

845 W. Wilson Ave.

8650 S. Commercial Ave.

4312 W. North Ave.

5050 N. Broadway, 4th Floor, Suite 400

1642 W. 59TH ST

915 EAST 63RD STREET

8001 S. Cottage Grove

831 WEST 119TH STREET

    Cooling Centers Offered in Chicago During Extreme Heat
    CHICAGO, IL - The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat watch for the Chicago area effective from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. Air temperatures may feel as high as 115 degrees. Chicago residents are asked to check on relatives, neighbors and friends.
    http://patch.com

Jul 20

Fairs & fests: Craft Beer & BBQ Days, Accordion Fest, county fairs and more

...of Latin America: Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, at 2600-2800 W. Division St., Humboldt Park, Chicago. Sample fare from countries including Colombia, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico...

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...and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at Montgomery Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago. Three-day food and music festival features cooking demonstrations, morning yoga activities, work by...

    Fairs & fests: Craft Beer & BBQ Days, Accordian Fest, county fairs and more
    MainStreet Libertyville's Out to Lunch: 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Cook Park in downtown Libertyville. Local food vendors will offer their specialties for purchase. Local bands entertain. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. mainstreetlibertyville.org. Kane County Fair: Noon to midnight Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, and noon to 10 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jul 14

Updated Jul 19

Check out the 10th Annual Latin Jazz Festival...

Check out the 10th Annual Latin Jazz Festival this weekend at Humboldt Park Boathouse (1301 N. Humboldt Park)! In collaboration with our friends at the Jazz Institute of Chicago, check out the schedule...


  • My bad. I confused the latin jazz fest with the taste of latin America, also in the Humboldt park neighborhood..

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This is awesome!

Jul 13

Updated Jul 17

Taste of Latin America Returns to NEW Location on July 23-24

The Windy City food happening that is Taste of Latin America returns for its 4th palate-pleasing  year on Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, to a NEW location: 2600-2800 W. Division (at California) in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. (Past fests were held on Armitage at Central Park.)

    Taste of Latin America Returns to NEW Location on July 23-24 - Humboldt Park Portal
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    George, Division, East of Western is full of life and brand new shops! West of Western, it is a no mans land, vacant buildings and lots no one wants because of you know who. So two districts will stay away from the area instead of one. Why do you think all the progress on Division St. halts at Western? What do you think might happen at this event without extra police guarding it?

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    West of Western on Division st. is much much better than it used to be, and getting better all the time. It still has issues but apparently others agree that it 's worth investing in the area including you. I know what or better yet who you're referring to so I urge everyone to vote on election day, instead of fighting, sniping, and arguing. I have no doubt that there will be plenty of police present.

Jul 17

Police warn about thefts from vehicles on Near West Side

about 3:40 p.m. July 11 in the 1000 block of North Mozart; and

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at 1:17 a.m. July 15 in the 1300 block of West Randolph;

about 4:30 a.m. July 13 in the 1900 block of West Fulton;

about 1:30 p.m. July 12 in the 1200 block of South Oakley;

about 9:20 a.m. June 30 in the 300 block of South Loomis.

    Police warn about thefts from vehicles on Near West Side
    Chicago Police are warning about a string of recent thefts from vehicles on the Near West Side. In each theft, the suspect targeted vehicles with visible purses, laptops and bags and broke a window or opened an unlocked car door to take the items, according to a community alert from police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 15

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #LoganSquare (Central Park & North Ave) Tito - Male Pomeranian - Mix. White/Tan. Call 773-619-1821. Friendly. Cook County. 60647. Missing...

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Jul 14

Updated Jul 14

Man gets $2 million bail for deadly July Fourth weekend shooting

Collins and two others began shooting at Holder, 34, who was standing in the street in the 1100 block of North Ridgeway, Assistant State’s Attorney Elena Gottreich said.

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Holder, of the 2100 block of West 50th Place, was shot in the head and torso around 1:30 a.m., authorities said.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Collins, of the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, held on $2 million bail.

  • It is GREAT news that the judge demanded a large bail. May justice come to our community.

Jul 14

Man gets $2 million bail for deadly July Fourth weekend shooting

Collins and two others began shooting at Holder, 34, who was standing in the street in the 1100 block of North Ridgeway, Assistant State’s Attorney Elena Gottreich said.

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Holder, of the 2100 block of West 50th Place, was shot in the head and torso around 1:30 a.m., authorities said.

Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered Collins, of the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, held on $2 million bail.

    Man gets $2 million bail for deadly July Fourth weekend shooting
    Michael Holder and two women got some beer and watched Fourth of July fireworks in Humboldt Park. At midnight, the trio sang "Happy Birthday" for the woman in the group who turned 27 on July 5. Then the celebrations turned deadly when Holder started arguing with 31-year-old Brandon Collins, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 14

Man charged with West Side fatal shooting over July 4th weekend

Collins and 34-year-old Michael Holder got into an altercation at a Fourth of July celebration in the 1100 block of North Ridgeway about 1:35 a.m. July 5, according to police.

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Holder, of the 2100 block of West 50th Place, was shot in the head and torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:44 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. 

Collins, of the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue, was scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

    Man charged with West Side fatal shooting over July 4th weekend
    A 31-year-old man has been charged with killing a man and wounding two women in a shooting over the Fourth of July weekend in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood. Brandon Collins, 31, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 14

Esam Hani's Growing Empire: Lounge, Liquor Store, 2 Restaurants, Same Block

Hani, who grew up in Logan Square, has been slowly growing his empire on the 2700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue for 25 years.

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The newly expanded Red Star Liquor at 2725 N. Milwaukee Ave. is roughly three times the size of the previous location directly next door.

Cafe Con Leche was his first restaurant when he opened at 2714 N. Milwaukee Ave. in 2001. He expanded the cafe into the adjacent storefront, adding seating in 2009.

Hani opened The Harding Tavern, a beer and burger bar at 2732 N. Milwaukee Ave. in 2014.

The next project, which the 54-year-old says is his last on the block for now, is a pizza restaurant and bar that will be located on the corner in the former Mr. G's Beef, 2715 N. Milwaukee Ave.

    Esam Hani's Growing Empire: Lounge, Liquor Store, 2 Restaurants, Same Block
    LOGAN SQUARE - Esam Hani is continuing to build out his own personal block of Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square with the expansion of a liquor store and bar and upcoming pizza restaurant. Hani, who grew up in Logan Square, has been slowly growing his empire on the 2700 block of North Milwaukee Avenue for 25 years.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jul 13

Updated Jul 13

Need a Daily Parking Permit? Man's Hassle Reveals Clue to Obtaining Passes

Before going to Ald. Joe Moreno's 1st Ward office at 2740 W. North Ave. in Humboldt Park, Billo had tried to buy the daily passes at Ald. Brian Hopkins' 2nd Ward office at 1400 N. Ashland Ave. in Wicker Park. But Hopkins' office does not have the machine needed to process the parking pass sales.

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Billo is a former resident of the 1st Ward who is now part of the the sprawling "New 2." He lives in the 1300 block of North Bosworth Avenue, on the the east side of the street in the 2nd Ward.

Before going to Ald. Joe Moreno's 1st Ward office at 2740 W. North Ave. in Humboldt Park, Billo had tried to buy the daily passes at Ald. Brian Hopkins' 2nd Ward office at 1400 N. Ashland Ave. in Wicker Park. But Hopkins' office does not have the machine needed to process the parking pass sales.

The temporary 24-hour passes, which cost $8 for a sheet of 15 stickers, can be bought at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., at two clerk satellite spots at 5430 W. Gale St. and 5674 S. Archer Ave., or at aldermen's offices in the 46th, 43rd, 44th, 32nd and 1st wards, according to the City Clerk website.

The temporary 24-hour passes, which cost $8 for a sheet of 15 stickers, can be bought at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., at two clerk satellite spots at 5430 W. Gale St. and 5674 S. Archer Ave., or at aldermen's offices in the 46th, 43rd, 44th, 32nd and 1st wards, according to the City Clerk website.

The temporary 24-hour passes, which cost $8 for a sheet of 15 stickers, can be bought at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., at two clerk satellite spots at 5430 W. Gale St. and 5674 S. Archer Ave., or at aldermen's offices in the 46th, 43rd, 44th, 32nd and 1st wards, according to the City Clerk website.

    Need a Daily Parking Permit? Man's Hassle Reveals Clue to Obtaining Passes
    NOBLE SQUARE - John Billo's recent effort to buy temporary parking passes at the 1st Ward office was unsuccessful. But it did reveal a little-known aspect of obtaining the passes: According to the city, aldermanic offices that offer the passes can sell them for any parking zone in Chicago.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Good to know. But one beef. The citizen, John Billo, is quoted in the article saying this was 'city politics' causing a problem But as the article makes clear, the problems were purely administrative involving changing technology and apparently a service office employee unaware of procedures. IOW, a bum rap on city politics.

Jul 13

A Faithful Companion With You Through Life’s Journey

Enjoying the independence that we have as Americans is a privilege we’ve earned, together. It took the sacrifice of millions of entrepreneurs and Service men and women, nurses and caregivers. You’ve done your job in making this nation what it is today: proud, strong, and secure.

    A Faithful Companion With You Through Life's Journey
    You must have JavaScript enabled to search this site. Enjoying the independence that we have as Americans is a privilege we've earned, together. It took the sacrifice of millions of entrepreneurs and Service men and women, nurses and caregivers. You've done your job in making this nation what it is today: proud, strong, and secure.
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

Jul 05

Updated Jul 12

Only Puerto Rican Museum In U.S. Is Celebrating Its Humboldt Park Home

"It's basically a celebration," said Bianca Ortiz Declet, the director of exhibitions and education programming at the museum, 3015 W. Division Street. "It's in the heart of Humboldt Park. It's perfect."

    Only Puerto Rican Museum In U.S. Is Celebrating Its Humboldt Park Home
    HUMBOLDT PARK - Did you know the country's only museum that is entirely focused on Puerto Rican arts and culture is in Humboldt Park? If your answer was "no," you aren't alone, according to the museum's director, who said one of the biggest challenges is spreading the word not only throughout the city but also to neighborhood residents that the museum exists.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jul 12

Cops release photos of suspects in Humboldt Park double homicide

The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. on April 7 in the 3400 block of West Chicago, police said.

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Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where Trotter, of the 10900 block of South Racine, died at 4:02 p.m., authorities said. Black, of the 11100 block of South Edbrooke, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:13 p.m. on April 9.

Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where Trotter, of the 10900 block of South Racine, died at 4:02 p.m., authorities said. Black, of the 11100 block of South Edbrooke, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 9:13 p.m. on April 9.

    Cops release photos of suspects in Humboldt Park double homicide
    Chicago Police have released surveillance images of two men they say were involved in an April Humboldt Park shooting that left two men dead in the West Side neighborhood. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. on April 7 in the 3400 block of West Chicago, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 11

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

CPD to conduct roadside safety checks this weekend on North Ave.

The Chicago Police Department's (CPD) Roadside Safety Check program goes into action on North Ave. at Albany beginning 7 p.m., Fri., July 8, and ending Sat., July 9, at 3 a.m. in the 14th (Shakespeare) District.

    CPD to conduct roadside safety checks this weekend on North Ave.
    The Chicago Police Department's (CPD) Roadside Safety Check program goes into action on North Ave. at Albany beginning 7 p.m., Fri., July 8, and ending Sat., July 9, at 3 a.m. in the 14th (Shakespeare) District. CPD officers will slow down traffic, stop cars at a regular interval, watching for drivers showing signs of alcohol impairment and other violations.
    http://oururbantimes.com

Jul 09

Chicago Firefighter Injured In Suspicious Blaze At Dollar Store

It started around 4 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue.

    Chicago Firefighter Injured In Suspicious Blaze At Dollar Store
    (CBS) - A Chicago firefighter was injured Saturday afternoon while battling a blaze at a Family Dollar store on the West Side. Chicago police say they are looking for three teens in connection with the fire. It started around 4 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Chicago Avenue.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jul 09

Man walks into Norwegian American Hospital with graze wound

He told investigators he had been shot in the 1300 block of North Washtenaw, police said.

    Man walks into Norwegian American Hospital with graze wound
    A man walked into a West Side hospital Saturday morning and told investigators he'd been grazed by a bullet in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 30-year-old walked into Norwegian American Hospital with a graze wound to the arm at 8:53 a.m., according to Chicago Police. His condition was stabilized.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 08

Updated Jul 09

Vocalo 91.1FM radio comes to life with live m...

Vocalo 91.1FM radio comes to life with live music performances, DJ sets and storytelling at Humboldt Park (1440 N Humboldt Dr) on Sat., July 9 from 4-8pm. Join #teamvocalo for Real Music. Real Talk. Real Chicago.


  • Charlie, WOW is on North Ave., where there is a successful business revival underway. It is a neighborhood group called West of Western, FYI, and is composed of a diverse body of small businesses. Check it out!

Jul 09

48-year-old man shot in Humboldt Park

About 9:20 p.m., the 48-year-old was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of North Spaulding when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit in the foot, according to Chicago Police.

    48-year-old man shot in Humboldt Park
    A man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Friday night on the West Side. About 9:20 p.m., the 48-year-old was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of North Spaulding when he heard shots and realized he'd been hit in the foot, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 08

Man charged with pointing gun at CPD officer in North Lawndale

Officers spotted Keller with a handgun at 1:26 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Harding, police said.

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Keller, who lives in the 1800 block of South Springfield, was eventually taken into custody and the weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

    Man charged with pointing gun at CPD officer in North Lawndale
    A man has been charged with pointing a gun at a Chicago Police officer Thursday afternoon, prompting that officer to open fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Keytone W.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 07

New Bike-Route App Allows Riders To Choose Safety Over Speed

...dooring incidents are down, they have grown more injurious. And major arterial streets such as North Avenue and California Ave have seen sharp increases in number of doorings...

    New Bike-Route App Allows Riders To Choose Safety Over Speed
    Chicago has been called the second best city in America for bicycling, but even as the city added more than 100 miles of protected bike lanes ( and counting), cycling on the city streets can feel like an intimidating proposition.
    http://chicagoist.com

Jul 07

String of Home Break-Ins; Police Arrest Dozens Ahead of July 4

The two were standing in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, which is quite a few blocks from Logan Square. Their attacker was on foot.

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The break-ins spanned June 31 to July 3 and took place in the 3900 block of West Shakespeare Avenue, the 3600 block of West Palmer Street and the 3700 block of West Palmer Street. In each case, police said, the robbers used a side or rear window in a residence to enter.

The break-ins spanned June 31 to July 3 and took place in the 3900 block of West Shakespeare Avenue, the 3600 block of West Palmer Street and the 3700 block of West Palmer Street. In each case, police said, the robbers used a side or rear window in a residence to enter.

The break-ins spanned June 31 to July 3 and took place in the 3900 block of West Shakespeare Avenue, the 3600 block of West Palmer Street and the 3700 block of West Palmer Street. In each case, police said, the robbers used a side or rear window in a residence to enter.

    String of Home Break-Ins; Police Arrest Dozens Ahead of July 4 | LoganSquarist
    This week's crime news in the neighborhood is relatively light. Chicago Police warned residents of multiple break-ins along Palmer and Shakespeare, two men were shot in Humboldt Park, and police arrested over 85 people before the holiday in an attempt to prevent violence and make life more like Minority Report.
    http://logansquarist.com

Jul 06

Bloody Fourth of July Holiday Indicates A Violent Chicago Summer Ahead

3:00a 3600 W Grand, Humboldt Park, M/35

1:35a 1100 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/34

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Late Tuesday afternoon, the most recent victim; a 30-year old Black male was shot and killed working at Family Dollar–confronting a shoplifter. The store, located at 79th and Ashland in the Auburn Gresham community is in one of the busiest intersections.

5:25p 5700 S Bishop, Englewood, M/18

8:45p 800 E 62nd, Woodlawn, M/16

10:35p 7200 S Phillips, South Shore, M/33

11:15p 4300 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/49

12:50a 5200 W Quincy, Austin, M/39

1:30a 7500 S Eggleston, Grand Crossing, M/27

5:00a 9200 S Lowe, Washington Heights, M/33

3:00p 7200 S Spaulding, Chicago Lawn, M/18

3:25p 6400 S Cottage Grove, Woodlawn, F/54

4:15p 300 W Root, Fuller Park, M/36

7:35p 11800 S Oakley, Morgan Park, M/24

2:20a 2500 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/38

3:50a 9600 S Morgan, Washington Heights, F/37

4:50a 12300 S Halsted, West Pullman, F/?

6:05a 2800 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/16

1:55p 9200 S Throop, Washington Heights, M/18

10:00p 7246 S Lowe, Englewood, M/16

10:30p 4000 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/20

10:45p 55 W Cermak, Near South Side, M/15

10:45p 2212 S Lawndale, Little Village, M/?

10:50p 1800 S Trumbull, North Lawndale, F/42

11:45p 8800 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, M/37

11:50p 7100 S State, Grand Crossing, M/52

12:45a 2400 S Washtenaw, Little Village, M/30

1:20a 10700 S Champlain, Pullman, M/22

4:10a 1800 N Mason, Austin, M/21

12:15p 200 W 95th, Roseland, M/27

1:25p 9800 S Ingleside, Pullman, M/33

2:15p 1500 W Garfield, New City, M/17

7:15p 1700 N Mozart, West Town, M/32

8:50p 1800 W Erie, West Town, M/22

8:50p 7259 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/30

9:20p 5700 S May, Englewood, M/37

9:20p 6900 S Clyde, South Shore, M/?

11:00p 2000 S Western, Lower W Side, M/11

11:05p 5500 S Hermitage, Englewood, F/5

11:35p 10500 S Yates, South Deering, F/17

12:00a 7900 S State, Chatham, M/15

12:20a 6200 S Drexel, Woodlawn, M/26

12:40a 3900 S Archer, Brighton Park, M/23

1:00a 300 S Michigan, Loop, F/20

1:35a 11500 S Racine, West Pullman, F/26

2:15a 100 S Pulaski, Garfield Park, M/19

2:30a 6800 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, F/22

2:45a 1900 E 87th, Avalon Park, M/35

3:00a 3300 W Ohio, Humboldt Park, F/24

3:00a 1000 N Latrobe, Austin, M/38

3:05a 800 N Lavergne, Austin, M/?

    Bloody Fourth of July Holiday Indicates A Violent Chicago Summer Ahead
    As we celebrated the Fourth of July traditions, it was yet again a bloody summer holiday. The media outlets waited as the shooting statistics gradually rose throughout the course of the weekend into Tuesday evening. The loss of lives have become as normal as the ice cream truck coming down our block-a sad new normal to many Chicago residents.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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