18 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Free comics!

I have 80 plus comic books I am trying to give away. All modern age mostly DC. You take one you take 80! At least half are bagged and boarded

  • Darryl Holliday DNAinfo Logan Sq./Humboldt Park reporter

    I wasn't able to inbox you, but I can take all 80. Can you shoot me a direct message?

  • Will--are there any appropriate for T?

11 hours ago

Digital Life in Humboldt Park

Need home security and automation? Give me a call at 773-669-5552. I can set you with digital life through AT&T.
Ask for Danny

3 days ago

Updated 18 hours ago

26th Ward priorities

New Life Church, corner of Homan and Division, getting prepped for new sidewalks.

I know, I know. Sometimes a new sidewalk is just a new sidewalk.

There have been so many unmet infrastructure and maintenance needs for so many years in this Ward, it seems odd that this improvement would be given priority over tax-paying resident's longstanding problems.

  • I certainly don’t like defending Maldonado. But new sidewalks in an area that has heavy pedestrian traffic is a prudent act on the citys part. $30k in cement work Is much cheaper than dozens of lawsuits.

    It seems to me the core issue is not sidewalks or busstops. It’s the...

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    I certainly don’t like defending Maldonado. But new sidewalks in an area that has heavy pedestrian traffic is a prudent act on the citys part. $30k in cement work Is much cheaper than dozens of lawsuits.

    It seems to me the core issue is not sidewalks or busstops. It’s the fact that a megachurch was located in an area with insufficient traffic infrastructure, which results in safety and convenience issues for local residents.

    Why the favoritism n the rezoning? I would like to know how much the alderman’s political fund has received in donations from the operator of this church, or from the owner of the building.

  • Pastor "Choco" De Jesus until recently sat on the City's Zoning Board of Appeals, which only has 5 members. Is it any wonder that Choco, Maldonado, and anyone else would ignore the concerns of long-time residents and push whatever they want through? They can ram through whatever zoning change they...

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    Pastor "Choco" De Jesus until recently sat on the City's Zoning Board of Appeals, which only has 5 members. Is it any wonder that Choco, Maldonado, and anyone else would ignore the concerns of long-time residents and push whatever they want through? They can ram through whatever zoning change they want in spite of community input while they are in power, and resistance is nearly futile.

    While on the Board of Appeals, Choco used his influence and power to derail a planned city high school for LGBT students.

    Pre-construction, the United Blocks of West Humboldt Park, a respected inclusive community group around since 1995, asked Choco to present their facility site-plan to the group and respond to questions.

    I have to give him some credit for showing up, but when residents asked why half of the 4 acre site was going to remain undeveloped he didn't have any answer for them. Parking concerns be darned!

    There are less than 100 parking spots DESIGNED to accommodate 4000 congregants. Congregate has the same root word as Congestion, which is exactly what residents were concerned about, and it is exactly what we got.

    I heard that the non-tax-exempt business owner in the factory/warehouse building directly to the North of the church offered use of their parking lot on Sundays to take another 75 (my estimate) cars off the street. If that building ever gets sold, or the relationship sours or changes, parking and traffic will get even worse around here.

    With Choco's extensive tax-exempt property holdings near the Bloomingdale Trail, residents here are worried that he will sell out his investments there which have skyrocketed in value (he lives in a 3 story mansion near the Trail), and build a bigger and "better" facility on those 2 acres to treat addicts which is one of his big ministries.

    So yeah, insufficient infrastructure, I agree, but it is by design.

    AIMBY (already in my backyard).

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Dog

Found this brown and Carmel chihuahua roaming the Humbolt Park neighborhood. He's sweet and very scared. He seems to be in good health. Not neutered. About 7 lbs. no tags or collar. Taking him to see if he has a microchip tonight. Posted info on Lost Dog Illinois as well.

  • Thanks for keeping him safe! Let me know if you want recommendations on potential rescue groups if you can't find his owner.

  • Looks like my neighbors dog, if it is just a puppy version of that breed then it is. They usually leave him out in the sun all day and he barks every 5 minutes, periodically like a cuckoo clock. I just moved out Tuesday so I can't check for him...

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    Looks like my neighbors dog, if it is just a puppy version of that breed then it is. They usually leave him out in the sun all day and he barks every 5 minutes, periodically like a cuckoo clock. I just moved out Tuesday so I can't check for him in their yard. Message me if you want the address to go check with them. If it is their dog, I'm sure they don't mind much that he is gone, bc they only bought him to replace a previous similar dog that was lost/died. He shares the yard with two giant pit bulls and probably wanted to leave. My place was east of the park btw

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police Activity at North/Washtenaw

Does anyone know what happened last night around shortly after 8PM? There were loads of people and first responders but I haven't seen any crime reports or mentions of the incident in the news.

  • Sarah Marmor dachshundist

    It is quite obviously not safely accessible as is. A man died walking across there on Sunday night. And those of us who live in the vicinity have seen the very substantial foot traffic and the many near misses as people go to and from the only real grocery store...

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    It is quite obviously not safely accessible as is. A man died walking across there on Sunday night. And those of us who live in the vicinity have seen the very substantial foot traffic and the many near misses as people go to and from the only real grocery store in the neighborhood. People are not in fact walking to the lights, so assuming that the lights at California and Washtenaw somehow are sufficient to make this a safe area is belied by the reality which has now become tragic. As for what should be done, I think a stop sign is more problematic than a light because that actually will obstruct traffic more.

  • I am all for painted walkways and islands, that sounds great! That would at least allow drivers to know that there is heavy foot traffic they should be watching for. All i'm saying is that 3 lights in 4 blocks is excessive. Our whole city is full of "dangerous" places...

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    I am all for painted walkways and islands, that sounds great! That would at least allow drivers to know that there is heavy foot traffic they should be watching for. All i'm saying is that 3 lights in 4 blocks is excessive. Our whole city is full of "dangerous" places to cross the street! The solution is not to just throw stop lights everywhere.

    I guess I just don't agree with you guys - that's that. We can agree to disagree, or continue beating a dead horse here.

    Though, I DO agree that a stop sign wouldn't do much good. Most drivers in the inside lines of four-lane streets that wide don't even notice stop signs, unfortunately.

Jun 26

Updated 4 days ago

Political pandering from Maldonado?

I received an email newsletter from Maldonado "celebrating marriage equality." I 100% agree with marriage equality for same gender couples. But, the email struck me as shallow and pandering. When my wife and I approached the alderman about our concerns over the mega church Roberto Maldonado told us, "I support the church 100%." Pastor DeJesus has stated publicly multiple times that he is believes LGBTQ individuals are sinners and not on equal footing with heterosexuals. I don't trust or believe a politician who talks out both sides of his mouth.

  • SP: The highest compliment received via EB yet (full disclosure: maybe my first). Thanks! I always read your posts with interest as you seem firmly grounded in reason, which is why I personally engaged you on this as I wanted to hear from you what was going on.

    Keep an open mind and vote for whoever you think is going to run the Ward the best. I am done with the Old Guard for reasonable and solid reasons, and am ready for change, warts and all.

  • Uh, oh humboldtwriter...Our mutual admiration society is now out in the open!

    My mind is still open and I'm still grounded in reason.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Why do we have to put up with drug sales and loittering?

I have been working with my Alderman Roberto Maldonado and the 14th District Neighborhood relations in trying to get rid of a drug sales issue and he brings people over so their also Loittering. No help. Women are afraid to go out at night and come back home into the complex.

  • Jorniskus Gandhi 14 year resident of Logan square armitage and cali

    Hey pete b i live on mozart to

  • Mia Diaz 1700 block of kedzie from North Ave to Armitage

    Thanks all of you who responded with your comments and Ideas. I deffinetly like the the text tree! I am going to see if my neighbors will start with me. Some are scared because he is a Moreno!.And I like the issue with Voting time! We need new blood!

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Wooden Fence Recommendations

Yesterday's storms resulted in our wood fence getting knocked over. Anyone have any recommendations/contacts I can reach out to for estimates on replacement? The fence was only about 15 - 20 feet. Thanks!

  • Sounds like a covered loss with your insurance which could help fund a new fence, depending upon your deductible.

  • TB in the HP You just gotta keep on livin'. L I V I N

    Thanks humboldtwriter, but you hit the nail on the head. We have a high deductible and with claims submitted over the last few years for a break-in and hail damage, our premiums have increased. Since it is such a small section of fencing we may try to do it ourselves.

  • I used Raymundo Flores for an iron fence and cyclone fence section. I don't know if he does wooden fences but it would be worth a contact:

    rayflores819@att.net

    I couldn't find his number but he's very fast with returning emails.

Jul 30

Updated 4 days ago

New candidate running for alderman in 26th ward

Anyone know anything about the new candidate running for alderman in the 26th ward? I don't know his name, but would like to learn more about him. Hoping someone can add more detail.

  • Hello folks,
    As a member of the Run Juanita Run Campaign I'd like to speak to some of the concerns posted here and offer an opportunity to have more of your concerns addressed.

    First, the concern about which residents our team has reached out to and why: In order to...

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    Hello folks,
    As a member of the Run Juanita Run Campaign I'd like to speak to some of the concerns posted here and offer an opportunity to have more of your concerns addressed.

    First, the concern about which residents our team has reached out to and why: In order to maximize time and impact it's important to reach out to voters with a high rate of turning out to the polls. These are the folks most likely to turn out for the next election(s).That said, we made a strategic decision to reach out to those residents first. Some of them are renters and some homeowners. But rest assured, the decision to knock on some doors and not others is based on previous turn out and nothing else. That doesn't mean that we have hit every door of every consistent voter. We have done a bit of door-knocking and will continue to do so over the next few months. So, you will see our volunteers out again all over the ward. We appreciate and value all residents of the ward equally and are looking forward to meeting with even more of you.

    Also, it is not uncommon for a potential candidate to work with an exploratory committee/campaign before making a formal announcement. The Run Juanita Run Campaign was birthed out of the desire of people who live and work in the 26th Ward to have an alderman with actual policy background who will make informed decisions critical to the people s/he represents. The current alderman's actions have created an opportunity for other candidates to step in to the ring. But please understand that does not mean every candidate announces their bid at the same time.

    That said, if you have additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the RJR campaign. We can discuss setting up a meeting with you and your neighbors from your block and around the ward to hear more of your concerns and questions and give you an opportunity to meet Juanita and hear her ideas! If you are interested contact us at: volunteerforjuanita26ward@gmail.com. We will see you soon!

  • Megan60622 Humbolt Park Resident

    Perhaps Adam's experience as streets and san superintendent in the 45th ward will help to clean up all the garbage dumping in the 26th ward. Maldonado doesn't care and we can't bring in new investment when there are rats and flues all over the place. It's also very sad when a viable and thriving business such as the Knockbox on California and Augusta can be forced out with no help from the alderman. Maybe a new one would fight to keep successful businesses in our ward. Maldonado needs to go.

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