2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Humboldt Park Batting Cage Gets $325,000 From City TIF

The Chicago Park District facility, coming to Division Street and Kedzie Avenue, will offer mechanical pitching machines with five hitting stations, which will be open to baseball and softball leagues as well as the general public, according to the mayor's office.

    Humboldt Park Batting Cage Gets $325,000 From City TIF
    HUMBOLDT PARK - Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced that $325,000 in Tax Increment Finance funds will go toward the construction of a batting cage in Humboldt Park. The Chicago Park District facility, coming to Division Street and Kedzie Avenue, will offer mechanical pitching machines with five hitting stations, which will be open to baseball and softball leagues as well as the general public, according to the mayor's office.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • This could be a good idea, if they're willing to take community input on the location and the impact on the rest of the park. I agree with Rak* (!!!) that cutting down more trees won't help anything.

    *I don't follow EB to argue with anyone, I use it to...

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    This could be a good idea, if they're willing to take community input on the location and the impact on the rest of the park. I agree with Rak* (!!!) that cutting down more trees won't help anything.

    *I don't follow EB to argue with anyone, I use it to try and find some consensus with my neighbors. I know I get frustrated when all we do is argue and that comes through when I reply, but I'd prefer a civil discourse that's less about blame and more about neighborhood cooperation. I'm willing to try if you folks are.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    TyroneS nailed it.

2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

    Black aldermen call for changes in CPD contract - Northwest
    The aldermen and community coalition members noted that similar changes to the police contract were recommended by the mayor's Police Accountability Task Force, which he set up amid the political fallout after the late 2015 release of a police dashcam video showing a white police officer fatally shooting black teen Laquan McDonald.
    http://digitaledition.chicagotribune.com
  • TR

    I agree with cutting salaries of Alderman. Especially with all the kickbacks they receive under the table from various entities. Proco is one of them. Reducing the number of Wards won't really help save tax dollars. The issues across the City won't change with the reduction of wards. We'll have...

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    I agree with cutting salaries of Alderman. Especially with all the kickbacks they receive under the table from various entities. Proco is one of them. Reducing the number of Wards won't really help save tax dollars. The issues across the City won't change with the reduction of wards. We'll have Alderman with larger Wards, they'll then ask for more money in their budgets to staff people. We really don't see our Alderman in our communities and would be a problem for Alderman reaching out to constituents with a larger Ward. Our City is a mess as it is!

  • J-Wahhh Trying to do Everyblock without being a cry baby

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Advice for first time buyers - Homboldt Park

Hello,

My fiance and I are considering purchasing a condo on the 2700 block of West Thomas street and are looking for advice / insight about the area. This would be our first time moving into the city and we are concerned with the neighborhood.

How is walking to and from bus stops? How is it walking around at night? I have done some research on the area, probably looking at the crime history from the Chicago Tribune and other crime maps did not help with our decision.

Any advice would be appreciated!

  • 'Hoodwinked in Humboldt Humboldt Hero

    @Pizzaguy, you should be aware that the area of Augusta between California and Sacramento was at one time, I'm not sure if it still is, considered a hot spot of gang activity and shooting. Is it a good place to live? It used to be. Is it right now? Kind of, but there is much higher gang activity going on because of some flipping gang bs between two different groups.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    I get the impression that MrCee would be unhappy anywhere that's not Maralago..

27 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

This is the kind of propaganda that the Agenda is feeding people. It's very scary.

No mentions here of terrorism, killing, strong arm tactics, etc. Just straight up lies and denials to be found in this article. "Thirty-five years ago, Oscar Lopez Rivera was a hardly-known community activist; today he is
the indisputable symbol of an entire people, a unifying figure who personifies a defiant spirit of
cultural integrity, justice for all, grassroots participatory democracy, and the power of love. In
many ways, his new transcendent status—based his own reflections while in prison and on...

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No mentions here of terrorism, killing, strong arm tactics, etc. Just straight up lies and denials to be found in this article. "Thirty-five years ago, Oscar Lopez Rivera was a hardly-known community activist; today he is
the indisputable symbol of an entire people, a unifying figure who personifies a defiant spirit of
cultural integrity, justice for all, grassroots participatory democracy, and the power of love. In
many ways, his new transcendent status—based his own reflections while in prison and on the
movements built in his name—have made him much more than a rhetorical reflection of the
"Mandela of the Americas" which so many people are now calling him. Oscar himself is well
aware of this, and contemplating how his victory (and our collective future work) can be more
than simply centered on a single individual’s release.
It is true that the granting of clemency to one man after 35 years behind bars can itself be no
more than a mildly reformist act. But we must all understand, as many in the Oscar campaign do,
that this movement was about the organizing of a nation. We know that Oscar’s release has farreaching
implications, as Oscar the man has become the definitive symbol and champion voice
of Puerto Rico. More than any Puerto Rican, he personifies a special unity which values cultural
integrity, justice for all, grassroots participatory democracy, and the power of love."
http://oldandnewproject.net/Essays/On%20our%20Duty%20to%20Celebrate%20Oscar.pdf

    http://oldandnewproject.net
  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    People who don't do their homework will believe anything they read, without questioning it. It's the us versus them strategy of con men,that will lure unsuspecting young people to their cause, instead peaceful open minded dialogue The facts are that at most, but probably less, five percent of puertoricans on...

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    People who don't do their homework will believe anything they read, without questioning it. It's the us versus them strategy of con men,that will lure unsuspecting young people to their cause, instead peaceful open minded dialogue The facts are that at most, but probably less, five percent of puertoricans on and off the island want independence from the US, and most of them are good people who abhor the violence that OLR represents. There have been many plebiscites over the years that prove that. He is no more representative of us then ISIS is of the Muslim religion.

35 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

11 CVS stores in Chicago are closing

...St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave. 6355 W. Belmont 2722 N. Central Ave. 3146 W. Madison 3552 W. Grand CVS will...

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

...previously announced were closing. The CVS stores that are closing include: 5360 S. Western Ave. 3411 W. Addison St. 4540 N. Pulaski 2828 N. Clark St. 2825 W. Devon 120 S. Lasalle St. 2053...

...The CVS stores that are closing include: 5360 S. Western Ave. 3411 W. Addison St. 4540 N. Pulaski 2828 N. Clark St. 2825 W. Devon 120 S. Lasalle St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave...

...that are closing include: 5360 S. Western Ave. 3411 W. Addison St. 4540 N. Pulaski 2828 N. Clark St. 2825 W. Devon 120 S. Lasalle St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave. 6355 W. Belmont 2722...

...5360 S. Western Ave. 3411 W. Addison St. 4540 N. Pulaski 2828 N. Clark St. 2825 W. Devon 120 S. Lasalle St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave. 6355 W. Belmont 2722 N. Central Ave...

...2828 N. Clark St. 2825 W. Devon 120 S. Lasalle St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave. 6355 W. Belmont 2722 N. Central Ave. 3146 W. Madison 3552 W. Grand CVS will...

...St. 2825 W. Devon 120 S. Lasalle St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave. 6355 W. Belmont 2722 N. Central Ave. 3146 W. Madison 3552 W. Grand CVS will...

...120 S. Lasalle St. 2053 N Milwaukee Ave. 6355 W. Belmont 2722 N. Central Ave. 3146 W. Madison 3552 W. Grand CVS will...

    11 CVS stores in Chicago are closing
    CHICAGO -- CVS Pharmacy is closing 11 of its Chicago locations. The closures will happen beginning in late February through late March. These closures are part of the 70 stores that CVS had previously announced were closing. The CVS stores that are closing include: 5360 S. Western Ave.
    http://wgntv.com

  • yep, hope Laurino gets something in there quick. Too much empty stuff lately on Pulaski

  • S.

    I'm not sure why the one on Devon / California is closing...there are people that go to there and that business seems to thrive.

2 days ago

Updated 24 hours ago

Alderman Roberto Maldonado "Political $$Expenditures" tell a story

What Restaurant did Maldonado use for 2 meetings about "Ward Matters" costing $501.00? Santorini @ 138 S Halsted. Eateries in Humboldt Park not good enough for Roberto? Also $250 paid to Charlie Billups for Photographic Services. Pix that capture Alderman's best feature, his corrupt profile. Source: IL Board of Elections/Expenditures

Santorini Restaurant
138 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60661 $345.35
11/23/2016 1/4/2017 Expenditure
Citizens for Maldonado Meeting re: Ward matters

Santorini Restaurant & Lounge
138 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60661 $155.30
12/13/2016 1/4/2017 Expenditure
Citizens for Maldonado Planning meeting re: Ward matters

Billups, Charlie
1820 N. Richmond
Chicago, IL 60647 $250.00
10/4/2016 1/4/2017 Expenditure
Citizens for Maldonado Photographic services

  • God forgive him he is stealing from his own people

  • Jaay Riot Fest Supporter

    Hey voters don't forget Maldonado is collecting a big fat county pension on top of his $ 118,000 salary for part time work as an alderman!!!!

    Why do we need 50 ALDERMAN????

Feb 16

Updated 40 hours ago

Maldonado wants to give an honorary street sign to Oscar Lopez

I can't say I'm surprised...

"But before they change the rules, the Council's Transportation Committee endorsed plans for seven new honorary signs, including a plan to rename a three-block stretch of North Luis Munoz Marin Drive for Oscar Lopez Rivera as proposed by Ald. Robert Maldonado (26th.)

A Puerto Rican nationalist, Lopez Rivera had his sentence commuted by President Barack Obama. He served 35 years after being convicted of trying to overthrow the U.S. government.

A man whose father was killed at a New York City restaurant bombing organized by FALN, which Lopez Rivera belonged to, objected to the honor."

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170216/humboldt-park/want-honor-someone-with-street-sign-theyd-have-be-dead-proposal

    Want To Honor Someone With A Street Sign? They'd Have To be Dead: Proposal
    CITY HALL - Living people would no longer be eligible to be honored with a brown and white street sign under a measure endorsed Thursday by a City Council committee. The new regulations were proposed by 9th Ward Ald.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Jj

    Hoodwinked that's a great idea

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Contact channel &. They had a story on about it last night, and a son of a victim appeared. Perhaps channel 7 will help out, and do a story on it.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Man shot in back in Humboldt Park

His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital after the 7:07 p.m. shooting in the 3500 block of West North Avenue, police said.

    Man shot in back in Humboldt Park
    A 24-year-old man was shot in the back on Monday evening in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital after the 7:07 p.m. shooting in the 3500 block of West North Avenue, police said. Additional details were not immediately available.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Under report is Chicago Police SOP. Gang shooting 2700 block N Sawyer @ DIversey Square Apartments near 35th Ward Office in 2004. Victim ingested full clip from AK-47, died in hospital 1 month later. Never reclassified HOMICIDE from AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. Longtime 14th District Sgt Jimmy Kyuken verified under report at CAPS meeting.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    We, the citizens of Chicago, have to do something about this!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

LOST DOG - Female, Maltese, Puppy

Lost - Humboldt Park, Logan Square (Near CORTLAND & KIMBALL)
Hillary - Female Maltese. White. Call 773-543-6523.
Microchipped. Friendly. Missing 02/21/2017.

****Shes 6 months old and 5 pounds. She was just groomed 3 days ago.***

More Info, Photos and to Contact:
http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=1572194

  • Post above owner says she's found. Someone responded to their flyers. About 7:55 pm on Wed Feb 22.

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