1 hour ago

Kindly pickup after your dogs...... and yourselves

Please neighbors, why is our area constantly dirty with trash, and doggie remains? What would motivate dog owners to pickup their dogs feces(Poo) as they walk them? Do dog owners like rats running around their neighborhood? Dog Feces is like a special meal for the rats including what small dog owners perceive to be just a cute tiny poop. To all the snackers walking down the street why must you toss your trash aside into the wind? Don't you see...

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Please neighbors, why is our area constantly dirty with trash, and doggie remains? What would motivate dog owners to pickup their dogs feces(Poo) as they walk them? Do dog owners like rats running around their neighborhood? Dog Feces is like a special meal for the rats including what small dog owners perceive to be just a cute tiny poop. To all the snackers walking down the street why must you toss your trash aside into the wind? Don't you see the trash cans everywhere? Can't you just put the garbage in the garbage can? To the scavengers: I know your trying to find metal and cash recyclables but must you toss out the garbage into the alleyway? Isn't it bad enough that you have to dig through the trash, now you have to walk through it?

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

  • The PR Agenda alliance includes Jose Lopez, Billy Ocasio, Luis Gutierrez, Wilfredo De Jesus, Roberto Maldonado, and so many more.

    It also includes many at Bickerdike, LUCHA, and our favorite quotester Paul Roldan of Hispanic Housing. "The Barbarians are at the gate"? I mean, really, Paul.

    Juanita Irizarry is part...

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    The PR Agenda alliance includes Jose Lopez, Billy Ocasio, Luis Gutierrez, Wilfredo De Jesus, Roberto Maldonado, and so many more.

    It also includes many at Bickerdike, LUCHA, and our favorite quotester Paul Roldan of Hispanic Housing. "The Barbarians are at the gate"? I mean, really, Paul.

    Juanita Irizarry is part of the crew also, and if you vote for her in February it could be like going back to the 90's, when non-PR residents had to defend against their properties taken through eminent domain. The above "visionaries" wanted more subsidized housing built to replace greystones, commercial buildings, etc. Was this attempted for the benefit of the poor? No, it was an attempt to install a permanent voting base to keep political power and control.

    Neighbors, you need to see, feel and think about what is happening here in our community and help work toward something more unifying, peaceful, comprehensive, democratic, something with a future. Look around you at what the exclusive political leaders have accomplished.

    Most of the good things that have happened in HP have occurred when these government and political forces have left things alone. HP is revitalizing in spite of their resistance.

    All you have to do is look at the name of LUCHA (Latin United) and Hispanic Housing...and now a veterans building only for Borinqueneers?

    There are a lot of people with a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds that need housing assistance, but these organizations are allowed to blatantly discriminate. And they are allowed to do it using taxes collected from a diverse body politic.

    I have listened and watched overt racism perpetuated in the Humboldt Park neighborhood for 10 years. No Se Vende? In spite of all of this, it is getting better as a diverse working class is moving in, fixing up the neglected houses, and re-forming a real neighborhood.

    To see real growth and change for everyone, you have to register and vote against the Agenda.

  • REALMCCOY West Town/Humboldt Pk Homeowner

    Its good to know that there are those of us who can ignore all the noise that these so called "Community Leaders" make and see through the BS for what it is.

    Think about it, these people are running their campaign's on building more public housing? Are you kidding me?...

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    Its good to know that there are those of us who can ignore all the noise that these so called "Community Leaders" make and see through the BS for what it is.

    Think about it, these people are running their campaign's on building more public housing? Are you kidding me? It really is the most a$$ backward way of thinking. On top of that, all of their buddies who are the developers get the contracts and make all the money that the tax paying base (read EVERYONE) contributes to. It's plain criminal and it's right in front of us!

    Lets be honest there are some really disengaged, apathetic, and undereducated voters out there (I'm certain there are many in the 26th Ward) but you would have to be completely out of your mind to not read through the lines and see this for what it is. These people are profiting and making a mockery out of our political system and our community's ability to grow and diversify in ways unique only to this community. These people need to be stopped the damage can only get worse.

    It sounds like this Adam Corona is really the only option in February. He may be the only non-establishment or status quo candidate to choose from. We need to hear more from him. I was thinking of popping into his office on North Ave and having a conversation with him at some point. I'm hoping his business development policy is not as archaic and slimy as what we've experienced for the last 10 years.

6 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Norweigan Hospital try to change zoning for huge 4 story Housing Development

The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner....

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The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner. This company is, also, responsible for other ugly buildings in Humboldt Park.

The property is located at 1045 N Sacramento Avenue, 1049 N Francisco Ave. The building will include 49 affordable dwelling units, tenant ancilliary areas such as recreation areas and library as well as 42 exterior parking spaces. They want to change the zoning from 2 story houses and create this huge complex instead. I see this as a big problem.

The way to fight this rezoning is described in the following websites:

http://www.useful-community-development.org/re-zoning-opposition.html
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate law/zoning/proposed_rezoning_change.htm
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate-law/zoning/object_neighbor_zoning.htm

Let's keep this discussion ongoing on this site until this is resolved. Please tell others.

  • I explained a basis to oppose the zoning change that was noted in an article attached to this thread. Perhaps you mistake my point.

    The article explains in part that courts rule negatively to perceived spot zoning changes:

    Why Do Courts React Negatively?

    Courts rule against spot zoning, when they...

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    I explained a basis to oppose the zoning change that was noted in an article attached to this thread. Perhaps you mistake my point.

    The article explains in part that courts rule negatively to perceived spot zoning changes:

    Why Do Courts React Negatively?

    Courts rule against spot zoning, when they believe it exists, based on two ideas:

    • Fundamental fairness. Often the suspicion is that perhaps the person seeking the change is a friend of some decision-maker or is owed a political favor. Or perhaps just is an influential person around town.

    • The strong legal nexus (connection) between land use planning and zoning. The ordinance is legally defensible to the extent it is based on good analysis and study of desirable future land use. When something looks so fishy that no reasonable planning commission would perceive it as a logical and desirable land use pattern, then the court may well say that's spot zoning.

    I do agree with your comment Bonita concerning economic development. Also thanks for the delayed welcome been here since 01. Much obliged.

  • All you guys have my email now. Please contact me if you're interested in meeting to pick each other's brains.

43 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Bruno is having a blowout garage sale! He's cleaning out the warehouse to move!

Hello neighbors! My husband and I live on Haddon. My husband buys storage units and rents a warehouse in Humboldt to hold everything. Well, he is now moving to a new warehouse and getting rid of a lot of stuff this weekend for the move! Come to the warehouse sale at Warehaus West! Here is the link of location and the stuff he's getting rid of, most if which he is selling for $1. Records, electronics, instruments, tools etc.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/gms/4727286972.html

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    My partner is looking for 2000-3000 sq ft of warehouse space. Any chance you know of an available space?

  • Y_2_K I aspire to be who I am.

    I just read the CL ad you linked to. You said it starts at 10am on Saturday, what is the address? I'd love to look through the vinyl, and everything else. Thanks!

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    Umm, if you read the CL ad, you would see to the right of it is a map with the address.

24 hours ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Alley Potholes in East Humboldt Park

I submitted request to fill up potholes on may alley on 09-18-2014. I was surprised today morning when I saw them repaired. If you have potholes on your street or alley (for sure you have) please report it.

Street :
http://311request.cityofchicago.org/reports/new?service_id=4fd3b656e750846c53000004

Alley:
https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller?op=locform&invSRType=PHB&invSRDesc=Alley%20Pot%20Hole&locreq=Y

  • Deb Karp Humboldt Park

    They removed a speed bump in our alley that we have been requesting to be removed for over 2 years. It was right behind our garage and really took a toll on our cars suspension when backing in and out. When it snowed it was like getting stuck on top...

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    They removed a speed bump in our alley that we have been requesting to be removed for over 2 years. It was right behind our garage and really took a toll on our cars suspension when backing in and out. When it snowed it was like getting stuck on top of a snow bank. It was bad. Then just a few weeks ago they show up with 9 guys and removed it. While smelling November elections in the air we danced happily, joyfully, playfully. So glad it's gone and glad they are fixing the potholes just in time for winter.

Aug 09

Updated 20 hours ago

Turkey V

Has anyone seen what appears to be a turkey vulture circling around California and Augusta?
I noticed it appear after a kid fell off his bike and skinned his knee. Smelling blood, the turkey-v swooped down at the boy. Thankfully the boy's brother was there with a baseball bat and took a few whacks at his beak.
I'm worried about one of the neighborhood kids being carried away and snacked upon. Please be alert guys.

  • I used to live by an enormous group of turkey vultures. It freaked me out how they would fly in circles, like in the cartoons. Then I learned that is just their social flight. They aren't so much looking for something to die as they are leaving their nest and landing again, in a certain order, to establish their order and dominance.

    Are there really turkey vultures living in the city? The ones I've seen come in 6-foot wing spans!!!

  • Speaking of turkeys... The Smoke Daddy is smoking a whole bunch of them for Thanksgiving! Order yours today...and maybe you should also order one for the vultures as a peace offering. #buyaturkeysavealife

    visit http://www.thesmokedaddy.com/thanksgiving.php

Oct 09

Updated 25 hours ago

Just moved to Humboldt Park(by Kedzie and Thomas)

Can anybody recommend some of their favorite vendors? Primarily looking for dry cleaners, banks, grocery, restaurants, etc. Also interested to know the skinny on the park (pool, other activities for kids). Thanks in advance for your input.

  • Justin Jahnke Dog Enthusiast and Partner at Super Dog Walking

    Evan, I should add, make sure you drop a few quarters into the chicken machine next time you and yours go to Feed. If you get the golden egg you get $6 off your next meal and your picture added to the Golden Egg Wall of Fame!!!

  • I work for Association House on Kedzie and Thomas - welcome to the neighborhood, neighbor!! I recommend the Flying Saucer for breakfast/lunch- great food.

Dec 14 2012

Updated 30 hours ago

Roberto Maldonado

Is this guy any good? I have been wondering what he does for HP and I can't figure it out...does anyone know his email address? It's not on his website..which is weird.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

Mariachi Band Recommendations?

I want to surprise my husband with a mariachi band for his birthday party in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have recommendations for a great band to hire just to play for an hour or so? Any ideas of how much I should expect to pay?
Thanks in advance.

  • LCK

    Thanks so much for the recommendation but unfortunately, that's far out of the budget I was thinking of.
    Plus, my husband would probably be delighted to have a group of drunk musicains show up and play mariachi for an hour ;-)

  • My father is actually involved in this type of entertainment. He's a soloist and can have a mariachi band with him as well. You can email me at sarahn89@hotmail.com. I will be able to give you his number there.

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