2 days ago

Updated 2 hours 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.

  • Thanks Darryl for the updates!

    I think adding islands sounds like a great idea. However, and I know I'm probably in the minority here, I think adding traffic light is taking this too far. There's already one 2 blocks west at California, and 2 blocks east at Rockwell. Do we...

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    Thanks Darryl for the updates!

    I think adding islands sounds like a great idea. However, and I know I'm probably in the minority here, I think adding traffic light is taking this too far. There's already one 2 blocks west at California, and 2 blocks east at Rockwell. Do we really need a light every 2 blocks..? That seems sort of crazy. If you're afraid or feel unsafe crossing the street there, why not just walk 2 blocks in either direction?

    Besides, if the driver was drunk, who's to say he wouldn't have ran the light anyway? Unfortunately, no amount of islands or lights will cure the unsafe reality of having drunk drivers on the road.

  • Beezer Humbolt Resident, Mother of Beezer

    The reason that intersection has such high foot traffic is that it's the only larger grocery supplying the surrounding area.

    That 2 blocks might not seem like a lot but if you're a parent on foot with kids and groceries or an elderly person with a cart, as many many of the walkers are, it can really add a lot to your trip. It seems like making it easy and safe to reach the nearest food source in the area isn't a bad idea maybe?

    My two cents.

Jun 26

Updated 5 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 5 hours 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!

31 hours ago

Updated 7 hours 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 10 hours 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.

2 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Please help, stolen car!

My car was stolen last night from it's parking spot on Washtenaw, in between Haddon and Thomas. It is a 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlsss Ciera, blue with orange and yellow flames on the driver and passenger side doors. If you see it or have any information please contact me and the police!

  • Ashley Broughton logan square

    Im sorry! It sucks all tge crimes that are going on.

  • cbroskoski Just had my car stolen

    Just an update, my car was found on S Kedvale in Cicero. They cut out the catalytic converter, stereo and ripped apart the steering column, but otherwise its fine. Be wary of parking on Washtenaw!

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Haywood Tavern Announces Plans for Bustling Humboldt Park Intersection

HUMBOLDT PARK — An intersection quickly becoming an epicenter of new development in Humboldt Park will see another restaurant break ground at the end of this year as The Haywood Tavern opens at the bustling corner of California Avenue and Augusta Boulevard.

...Park resident Jason Balutan say they plan to begin construction of The Haywood Tavern at 2759 W. Augusta Blvd., in September followed by a grand opening at the end of the year...

Dec 14 2012

Updated 47 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.

  • Alex:

    Using a definition from a dictionary that the rest of the country uses doesn't exempt one from "home rules." For instance, you agreed with others that in an old post, my use of the word "gentrification" was potentially insensitive and racially charged (paraphrasing here).

    I quoted the dictionary, which...

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    Alex:

    Using a definition from a dictionary that the rest of the country uses doesn't exempt one from "home rules." For instance, you agreed with others that in an old post, my use of the word "gentrification" was potentially insensitive and racially charged (paraphrasing here).

    I quoted the dictionary, which defined that it was not racial but one class replacing another, and still my comments got kicked off of EB for being inappropriate and un-neighborly.

    So, the apparent dialect we accept and speak here is NOT included in the dictionary. Wasn't Noah Webster white?

    I think that when someone gets "displaced" it is often someone who has made a lot of bad choices, like not paying rent, or taxes, or other bills, and maybe someone who doesn't want to do manual labor, but doesn't seek the training and education to do something else.

    There are a lot of hard-working people who are educated, good decision makers, etc. who have fallen on hard times due to the economy, losing their homes. I haven't heard ONE of them cry about gentrification or displacement, even though the ones buying their short sale or foreclosed homes are often more recent immigrants.

    I think I agree with you, Alex, that the dictionary should be consulted and does provide good guidance, but there are many delicate ones around that think that everyone is a racist, and that the use of ultra-American pro-immigrant phrases like "melting pot" is some sort of affront to their particular dignity. Weird, no?

    I don't and won't get it, but I just try to disengage from those particular people and hope somebody gives them a dictionary for a holiday present.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    It's unfortunate to see so many vocal members of a constituency dissatisfied with the level and quality of service that is currently being provided. But where ever there is someone dissatisfied with the conditions they face there is also the potential for change. For those of you interested in a potential change of pace candidate, who has experience as a Union member, a Business owner and a city services worker and aims to unite the entirety of the 26th ward take a look at Adam Corona.
    http://www.coronafor26.com/

2 days ago

Almost free desks/chairs/filing cabinets

Moving sale for a business in the 2500 block of North Avenue. Really high quality dark wood desks, reception desk, filing cabinets. Email me or message me if your interested. Must go by Friday. lauriesabath@gmail.com

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