4 days ago

Updated 54 min ago

Police will patrol Humboldt Park daily

I wanted to let park goers know that the 14th District Commander has established routine, daily patrols of Humboldt Park between 10am and 10pm.

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    @Wild One: I don't know if the CPD have been given specific orders to look the other way in the park or not, but if it's so, it's shameful. It does prove to me what I've always believed, that the laws are written by people who are not affected by them.

  • wild one Old time neighbor considered new

    The real irony is how many people take that flag and stomp all over it and insist on waving only a flag that is bankrupt, and freeloads on Americans. Hope the free ride is over for that territory soon and that the bankruptcy takes place. Sometimes, you have to tear...

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    The real irony is how many people take that flag and stomp all over it and insist on waving only a flag that is bankrupt, and freeloads on Americans. Hope the free ride is over for that territory soon and that the bankruptcy takes place. Sometimes, you have to tear down in order to rebuild and continuing to give handouts to those who don't deserve it but are greedy and constantly insisting on a handout,insisting they deserve more and more for free, but yet, they don't deserve it. and have no way to pay back anything. Bankruptcy, here we come! The ACLU should be defending the rights of tax payers, they don't want to bail out another bankrupt, terribly run, territory. Guaranteed that our soldiers are not sacrificing their lives so we can continually waste money on those who just keep taking and taking and never giving back in any way. Wepa!

23 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Show Your Thanks To Our Veterans By Flying Old Glory

Today is the day to display the stars and stripes to show thanks to all the Veterans. A few years ago United Blocks of Humboldt Park learned that Association House's flag pole was in need of repair, located at 1116 N Kedzie Ave. They didn't even have the funds available to purchase an American flag or repair the flag pole to fly it. Association House helps the HP community by teaching troubled youth, allowing block clubs "like ours' use their...

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Today is the day to display the stars and stripes to show thanks to all the Veterans. A few years ago United Blocks of Humboldt Park learned that Association House's flag pole was in need of repair, located at 1116 N Kedzie Ave. They didn't even have the funds available to purchase an American flag or repair the flag pole to fly it. Association House helps the HP community by teaching troubled youth, allowing block clubs "like ours' use their facilities to have meetings, and so on. Riot Fest allowed United Blocks of Humboldt Park to work a water tent at their last event in Humboldt Park to raise funds to donate to the community. In an unanimous decision of it's members, United Blocks of Humboldt Park voted to use the funds raised to repair the pole and pay for a new flag. United Blocks had trouble at first getting the funds together to cover the high cost of this task but together, it was accomplished. Please join us in showing our gratitude to our military and display your American pride. Last year a ceremony was held just before Memorial Day, attended by Association House staff, students, Chicago Police Officers and United Blocks of Humboldt Park Co-chairs at the flag raising. Below are pictures of the flag flying in front of Association House before this Memorial Day. All Veterans gave some, some gave all. Thank You.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This would not have happened without Riot Fest's contribution to the community. I had to give thanks to all that earned it. I am so sorry they are not still here helping the HP community that needs it so desperately right now.

  • delyes resident of humboldt park

    EVERY YEAR I BRING OUT OLD GLORY / PR FLAG FROM MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH AFTER JULY FOURTH.. MY DAD SERVED AS A CORPORAL IN KOREA. AS WELL AS OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS ON MY HUSBANDS SIDE OF THE FAMILY. MANY FRIENDS ARE STILL ACTIVE.. GOD BLESS THEM ALL AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THEIR SACRIFICES.

4 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Orange tabby missing 1200 block of Spaulding

Our indoor cat has been missing for a day now. He's very friendly and we think he may have gone to someones door. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

His name is Niku and he is a large Orange tabby with a slightly clipped right ear (we think he was tnr before joining out family) his walk is slightly funny because his back legs are a bit stiff. We live in the 1200 block of North Spaulding and don't think he would travel very far, especially because of the recent rains. Thanks in advance.

  • Poor guy. Good news. You might want to get him to the vet. If they don't eat for 48 hours, their liver goes into serious distress; fatty liver disease? Cat peeps....?

  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Yay! love good news!

36 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Two men shot in Humboldt Park

The pair, both 18, were walking down a sidewalk in the 1300 block of North Pulaski about 1:30 a.m. when a gunman walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

    Two men shot in Humboldt Park
    Two men were wounded in a Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting early Monday on the West Side. The pair, both 18, were walking down a sidewalk in the 1300 block of North Pulaski about 1:30 a.m. when a gunman walked up and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Not Humboldt Park! This is WEST Humboldt Park neighborhood.

29 hours ago

Scooter-Moped Found

Has anyone lost misplace or even had stolen a black scooter. Scooter was found in the West Town, Ukrainian village, Humboldt park area. If you can describe and provide the license plate number please contact me via email.

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dead Man in the Park

By now I thought I'd read a post on this. Does anyone have any info on the dead man that was lying in the park all day Sunday? He was lying on the rocks right next to the little waterfall pool. My wife spotted him in the AM but she thought he was just sleeping. Then, many hours later, two cops were guarding him while sitting in their car; the man's body covered except for his legs, and the area...

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By now I thought I'd read a post on this. Does anyone have any info on the dead man that was lying in the park all day Sunday? He was lying on the rocks right next to the little waterfall pool. My wife spotted him in the AM but she thought he was just sleeping. Then, many hours later, two cops were guarding him while sitting in their car; the man's body covered except for his legs, and the area taped off. A friend told me that the scene lasted into the early evening with at least one suited man paying a visit...presumably an inspector?
It was very surreal. Families were literally grilling 50' away. A small group set up a picnic just on the hill and were taking pictures. Nothing beats a selfie with a dead man I suppose.

  • We can't let this place get all "nice" come on guys!

  • Regular police patrols have begun from 10 am to 10 pm according to an earlier post. Hopefully that will alleviate the problem.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Clarification: CAN ANYONE recommend a great tenant lawyer?

Sorry, my post from yesterday wasn't clear that I was looking for advice!

My building is infested with rats. Until earlier this month, I had thought that my building manager had called a professional exterminator after I had asked her to back in February. Five of them had gotten into my unit by chewing a hole through the wall and I trapped and killed them and took pictures, and since then I had not seen or heard any sign of...

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Sorry, my post from yesterday wasn't clear that I was looking for advice!

My building is infested with rats. Until earlier this month, I had thought that my building manager had called a professional exterminator after I had asked her to back in February. Five of them had gotten into my unit by chewing a hole through the wall and I trapped and killed them and took pictures, and since then I had not seen or heard any sign of them until earlier this month. The whole is plugged up, I still have traps there and none have gotten in but my neighbors and I can hear them in the walls, there are flies everywhere and the landlord next door keeps seeing them running around the back of our gangway.

There are also other recent issues with the building that count as tenant rights violations according to the Chicago RLTO, which I have recently begun reading.

I will be moving out in a week. I have issued a Building Violation complaint with the city and am looking for the best tenant-rights lawyer in the area who can make sure I get back all my security deposit, the interest on it that I was never paid, and any other money that I may be entitled to.

Thanks in advance!

  • My wife and I used Mark Silverman a couple years back. We were in a situation where our landlord was falsely accusing us of causing over $2000 in damage to the unit. We hired Mark and got our entire deposit back (plus some) and our landlord had to pay our attorney fees. Tenant rights are huge in Chicago and we learned a lot. Definitely reach out to him. www.depositlaw.com

  • Give your landlord a call directly - they may not know that their management company isn't doing their job. As a landlord myself, I know that if I was contacted by my tenant about such an issue then I'd do my best to fix it even if my management company wasn't responsive.

May 23

Updated 3 days ago

Left overs from Sunday's "cultural" gathering.

These photos are just a few of the photos I took this morning, while walking the park. Garbage cans are all around, but no one seems to be able to use them. I saw cups in the trees, diapers, tons of empty solo cups and that's just the beginning. Park workers were working very hard to get it cleaned up.

  • Is there a park advisory council for Humboldt Park? One could help make it safer and more enjoyable for all.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I walked around the park Monday morning. Saw all the park employees working hard to clean up the huge mess where the non-permitted event was held. Also saw a street sweeper "yes a street sweeper" going around and around to clean all the garbage left on the drive. I want...

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    I walked around the park Monday morning. Saw all the park employees working hard to clean up the huge mess where the non-permitted event was held. Also saw a street sweeper "yes a street sweeper" going around and around to clean all the garbage left on the drive. I want to thank whoever is responsible for sparing no expense for the massive clean up effort. I just wish the event had paid for permits so the cost of cleaning up after them was not solely taken out of the pockets of tax payers.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police: Man killed, 11 wounded in city shootings Thursday

Twenty minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the left arm while walking out of a store in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. It happened at 8:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Pulaski, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

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Two men, ages 36 and 37, were inside the business in the 1100 block of West 63rd street when a gunman fired shots from outside, according to Chicago Police.

The shop, tucked in the corner of a busy strip mall at West 63rd Street and Racine, has become a neighborhood hub since it opened six years ago.

A 23-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 6200 block of South King Drive about 11 p.m. when a male walked up and shot him, according to police.

In West Englewood, a 50-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen while sitting on a porch at 9:05 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Throop, police said. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized.

Another 26-year-old man was wounded ten minutes before that in East Garfield Park, where he was shot in the back while driving in the 3600 block of West Lexington at 8:30 p.m., police said. He kept driving to Mount Sinai, where he was listed in critical condition.

...30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing on a sidewalk in the 9700 block of South University Avenue in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood when a gray car pulled up and someone inside...

...where someone in a beige SUV opened fire on a 21-year-old man near 76th Street and South Chicago Avenue. He ran to the 7500 block of South Dorchester, where he realized he’d been...

...21-year-old man near 76th Street and South Chicago Avenue. He ran to the 7500 block of South Dorchester, where he realized he’d been shot twice and called for help, police said. He...

Early Thursday, a 25-year-old man was shot in Fuller Park. He showed up at Advocate Trinity Hospital at 2:53 a.m. with a shoulder wound and told investigators he’d been shot near 45th Street and Shields, police said. He was listed in good condition.

The day’s first shooting happened about 12:40 a.m. in South Shore, where a 35-year-old man was shot in the thigh and shoulder while sitting in a parked car in the 7100 block of South Clyde, police said. He drove to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

    Police: Man killed, 10 wounded in city shootings Thursday
    A man was killed and at least 10 other people were wounded in shootings Thursday on the South and West sides, according to Chicago Police. The homicide happened at 3:11 p.m. at Powell's Barber Shop, a staple in the Englewood neighborhood.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Wrong again! 1100 N Pulaski is in the WEST Humboldt Park neighborhood. Stop giving the park a black eye that it did not earn or deserve.

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