7 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

1 dead, 2 hurt in shootings

The man was driving in the 3400 block of West Beach Avenue when a vehicle pulled alongside him and someone inside it fired shots, Estrada said.

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Officers responded to the area in the 9700 block of South Sangamon Street to find the man unresponsive inside a car with a gunshot wound to the back, police said.

Early Sunday morning, police officers blocked off the intersection of 97th and Sangamon streets with yellow and red tape.

The boy was in the 4500 block of North Lockwood Avenue when he was shot in the leg during a possible drive-by shooting, Estrada said.

    Person fatally shot while driving in Longwood Manor
    A person was found shot to death inside a car early Sunday morning in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The male, whose age was not immediately available, was found unresponsive inside a car in the 9700 block of South Sangamon Street around 1 a.m., said Officer Veejay...
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Register to vote online

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

    Badly trained, inexperienced, and petty election judges can cause a lot of problems in a polling place. Competent precinct captains whose experience is appreciated and listened to by the Election Judges, and cooperation by all to the common goal of getting voters through expeditiously and with a spirit of fun...

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    Badly trained, inexperienced, and petty election judges can cause a lot of problems in a polling place. Competent precinct captains whose experience is appreciated and listened to by the Election Judges, and cooperation by all to the common goal of getting voters through expeditiously and with a spirit of fun and camaraderie can make it a positive experience for all.

    There are points of contention- differnt candidates and their supporter/volunteers/staff have different needs & goals. Sometimes THAT requires close examination and action to defend the rules and procedures, and laws. But a lot of focus on the minutia helps no one, furthers no end, makes people miserable. It also creates less respect and support for the rule book quoter.

    I have participated in a lot of different polling places. with a lot of agendas at play, and a LOT of different Chicago characters.

  • Jen Ann, you might want to check out the express facility on Diversey. I don't know if they process this type of request, but you can call and find out.

    www.ilsos.gov/facilityfinder/facilityfinder?command=getFacilityDetails&facilityId=322

Feb 05

Updated 45 hours ago

606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Forgivable Loan Program

Need a new roof? New porch? New Windows? Or other exeterior improvements to your home?

    606 Bloomingdale Trail Homeowners Forgivable Loan Program - Humboldt Park Portal
    http://www.humboldtparkportal.org

  • Alderman Maldonado promised a total of 25% of housing in his district to be subsidized housing in some form. Here is the problem:

    Unless home values have depreciated at an accelerated pace within 25% of the census tracts in the 26th district, the federal government will not classify it as eligible under any subsidy program.

    I look at his district borders and every neighborhood is a demand neighborhood. It ain't Garfield Park.

  • Working for a lender that finances community development and affordable housing, 75 cents on the gov't dollar actually goes to housing [making the loan payments]. The last quarter goes to reducing the developer's tax burden [which basically puts money in their pocket]. But here's the kicker, the title reverts back...

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    Working for a lender that finances community development and affordable housing, 75 cents on the gov't dollar actually goes to housing [making the loan payments]. The last quarter goes to reducing the developer's tax burden [which basically puts money in their pocket]. But here's the kicker, the title reverts back to the developer in 15-20 years, free and clear of liens or covenants, ready for that strip mall, and in the meantime, the developer can leverage that property to secure more loans. Basically pledging taxpayer assets.

    I can only imagine what happens when a management company agrees to accept subsidized rent payments.

46 hours ago

STEMStep 5K Run!

The STEMStep 5K run is going to be held in beautiful Humboldt Park!! This event is family friendly complete with a kid dash, family walk and art show! May 14th only $27 per adult!
Stemstep5K is being organized by b.o.s.h (Benefactors of St. Helen's) a not-for-profit grassroots organization promoting fitness in our community and with families & children by gathering together for an annual 5k Run/Family Walk & Kid Dash.
Our goal is to contribute 100% our fundraising efforts to...

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The STEMStep 5K run is going to be held in beautiful Humboldt Park!! This event is family friendly complete with a kid dash, family walk and art show! May 14th only $27 per adult!
Stemstep5K is being organized by b.o.s.h (Benefactors of St. Helen's) a not-for-profit grassroots organization promoting fitness in our community and with families & children by gathering together for an annual 5k Run/Family Walk & Kid Dash.
Our goal is to contribute 100% our fundraising efforts to support S.T.E.M. programs (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) & athletic programs at St. Helen School.
Support comes in all shapes & sizes!!
- Join the fun as a Registered Participant - *REGISTER NOW* www.StemStep5K.org Use Coupon Code: BOSH34 ($5 off)
- Support us on Social Media to spread the word - Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @StemStep5K
- Sponsorship, if you or your company would like to make a donation we have several levels of sponsorship available.

    stemstep5k | Just another WordPress site
    http://www.stemstep5k.org

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    16-Year-Old Girl Caught in Crossfire While Walking to School in Humboldt
    CHICAGO - A shootout between a U-Haul and another vehicle in West Humboldt Park Thursday morning left a 16-year-old girl wounded on her walk to school, police and neighbors said. At 8:30 a.m., the girl was walking in the 1400 block of North Kildare Avenue when she was shot in her right leg, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman, citing preliminary information.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

3 days ago

I need help fundraising for my service dog

Tommy is being trained to be my seizure response/service dog. I have 10mo to raise the remaining $7,000 and I really need help getting the word out.

Please help me get the word out, or better, if you have experience organizing fundraisers and can help me set some up

https://www.gofundme.com/tommytheszrdog

    Click here to support Tommy the seizure/service dog by Sara Bellum
    My name is Sarena. I am 30 years old, and was a writer and violinist with a large interest in acro yoga, aerial silks, and hoop dance until my seizures and other conditions became too severe. I have lost my job, hobbies, and my sense of independence.
    https://www.gofundme.com

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

life

i live over here my best friend just got shot. Chicago isn't the place to be at trying to have fun.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Shooting near California and north?

7-9 shots, behind my alley somewhere people calling for help. Called 911. Hoping everything is ok...

  • @west town As a proven solution what type of elimination do you prefer; machetes as popularized by Rwanda, firing squad into mass graves popular in Bosnia early 90s, starvation favored by Mao and Stalin, or the efficency of a mass gas chamber?

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    No good just to move them into the next community, but when criminals move out of the state, most don't have the necessary support (like AM) and stop violent behavior. A choice should be given to first time offenders by judges to move out of state or go to jail.

Feb 04

Updated 4 days ago

M F Everyblock

This is the biggest racist pro yuppie forum I ever saw, all they do is defend their point of view. They don't want to dialogue with neighbors. They want to dictate a one sided opinion

  • ANARCHIST TIL I DIE Do the right thing, it doesn't cost anything

    So change it gpblight. I am doing my part to change it. I don't answer to female or class or race. I answer to my name. When I fill out applications, I fill out other, human race. Change begins within each of us. Humanity is not ready for change, but...

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    So change it gpblight. I am doing my part to change it. I don't answer to female or class or race. I answer to my name. When I fill out applications, I fill out other, human race. Change begins within each of us. Humanity is not ready for change, but I am.

    Rakarwowski.

    I agree that violence is never the answer, but we cannot continue on this way. My own neighbors have called the police from inside the safety of their homes when they see a black person and or kid on the street. That is stupid and cowardly. I know the real world we live in, I am not idiot, but I am tired of the stupidity and the ignorance.

    "If it doesn't effect me personally I don't care" attitude. When did we stop caring about human life? About life of any kind on the planet? Probably when they invented the remote control TV. I sincerely appreciate your comment, honesty, and respect you for it. I mean that sincerely~~ both of you!

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

    Violence is a bad answer. Whether it is on our block, or our response to world events.

    Gorilla disruption of the status quo can be extremely effective and world altering. Best done in community- like Gandhi getting a colony to individually spin cotton- and created an independent nation. Or BLM shutting down N Michigan Ave on Black Friday.

    Talking (sometime tongue-in-cheek, I think) about violence does not in itself fall into the category of violence. Doing so on a community web-post, brings in the element of community.

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