Jun 04

Updated 3 days ago

4 days ago

Old Street Cleaning Signs Still Hanging on Poles

If Ur Street have Ben Cleaned An Signs Still Posted, Days Later Please Call 311
Because I've Gotten To Tickets Before For Week Old Signs On My Block. I Contested Tickets an, Lost.. Called Alderman an All..Street Sanitation, Everyone An Lost.
#NorthLawndale Neighborhood Does Dis All The Time, Remind u I'm Disabled in ♿...
They Even Post Street Cleaning Signs The Day Off, PPL Be Gone To Work Get home. An Got A Ticket 🎫

5 days ago

    The Time Is Now For Time For Kids!, a project from Ms. Martinucci
    My students need TIME FOR KIDS! This is a great resource for non-fiction. I teach Social Studies and TIME would fit in perfectly with my curriculum. I have 100 fourth grade bilingual students. They are full of life and come in ready to learn!! All of my students receive free lunch.
    https://www.donorschoose.org

Sep 21

FREE Veggie Cook Out!

Veggie Cook Out in Peace Park
2101 S. Spaulding Ave. at 21st
September 24 (2-5p.m.)
Try out vegetarian cooking over fire. Delicious meal.
Try it you'll like it! Learn about cooking vegetarian. FREE!
See the all new Peace Park near the Kedzie pink line stop.
For more info, send email to contact@urbanartretreat.com

Sep 20

North Lawndale non-profit looking for board members!

Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center in North Lawndale is looking for board members now. Monthly meeting required. We work on improving the neighborhood, providing housing for women, working with children, Peace Parks Project, helping under-represented artists, and so much more.
See our website to learn more about us. www.urbanartretreat.com
RSVP to attend an orientation to find out more. Orientation is Saturdays noon-1p.m. We look forward to meeting you! contact@urbanartretreat.com

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
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Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

WATCHDOGS: CHA sends rents to landlord jailed in heroin ring

The CHA pays Johnny Herndon $662 a month for an apartment leased by a woman and two other people at this building in the 1400 block of South Komensky Avenue. She pays another $688 under her Section 8 lease. | Kevin Tanaka / Sun-Times

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The CHA pays Johnny Herndon $704 a month for an apartment leased by a woman at this building in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. She pays another $181 under her Section 8 lease. | Kevin Tanaka / Sun-Times

The most recent background check came a month before law enforcement officers finished their undercover investigation of Herndon and his drug ring, which authorities say operated in a two-square-block area surrounding Herndon’s home in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard on the West Side.

...for an apartment leased by a woman and two others at this building in the 4900 block of West Erie Street that’s on the Chicago Police Department’s “troubled buildings” list. She paid another $215...

...684 a month for an apartment leased by a man at this building in the 4500 block of West Congress Parkway, which is on the police department’s “troubled buildings” list. He paid another $116 under...

    WATCHDOGS: CHA sends rents to landlord jailed in heroin ring
    The Chicago Housing Authority has been paying more than $34,000 a year in rent for three Section 8 voucher-holders to lease apartments from an alleged gang leader who's been in jail the past two years awaiting trial on charges he ran a heroin-trafficking ring in West Garfield Park, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association show.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    All agencies in Chicago need to do audits and hold the fraudsters accountable for fraud.

    Lots of Sect8 Buildings where taxpayers foot the rent....dealing and gang activity is rampant. HUD needs to step up enforcement and cut off the flow of $$ to those who break the law.

    Why should taxpayers pay for roofs over the head of criminals where they destroy entire communities? Once an area is gang controlled, the future of everyone in the community is affected negatively.

Sep 06

Updated Sep 15

13 Dead, 52 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Violence

Minutes earlier, three men were wounded in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard. Two men who were in a vehicle traveling westbound on Douglas said they heard shots...

Less than an hour earlier, an 18-year-old was shot in the 2800 block of South Kedvale. The teen had been standing on the street when someone opened fire at him, sending...

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Just after 7 p.m., two people were killed in a shooting near the city's Ogden Park. Police said two men, were shot in the 1200 block of West Marquette, and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Authorities later said the pair had died of their injuries. 

Minutes earlier, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot while walking in the 900 block of West 58th Street. A gunman got out of a white vehicle and opened fire at the man, striking him in the torso multiple times. The victim was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

Around 4 p.m., a 44-year-old man was fatally shot in the head, neck and back while driving in the 4500 block of South Hermitage

...officers responded to a call of a man passed out in a driveway in the 4500 block of South Whipple. Police initially said the wounds may have been from gunshots but later revealed the man...

The shooting happened around 9:30 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Emerald

Police said just before 6:30 a.m. the man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the face in the 2800 block of East 77th Street. No one was in custody for the shooting as of Monday morning. Area South detectives were investigating. 

Around 10:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing on the street in the 7800 block of South Cornell when two men walked up and fired shots at him. The teen was shot in the back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, but he was later pronounced dead, police said. 

Just after 6 p.m., officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 5200 block of South Sangamon found a 19-year-old man on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The teen was taken to Stroger hospital and was later pronounced dead. 

Less than an hour earlier, two people were shot while unloading boxes from a vehicle in the  6700 block of South Green Street. The two men, ages 45 and 27, were approached by a man wearing all black clothing who fired multiple shots at them before fleeing on Halsted through vacant lots. 

Two men, ages 22 and 32, were standing in an alley about 12:10 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Kildare when they heard gunfire and both felt pain, police said.

Around 3 a.m. Tuesday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 6300 block of South Winchester, but police said the man was not cooperating with police. The man said he was walking down the street when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. 

Just after 2:15 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the bakc and buttocks while walking in the 900 block of North Long. The teen told police he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. 

...when someone in a white sedan fired shots at them while they drove on the 5600 block of South Green Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood. A 36-year-old man was shot in the...

...A man and a woman were shot while sitting in a parked car in the 3300 block of West Flournoy. The pair said they heard shots and felt pain. A 39-year-old man suffered...

...including a woman who was nine months pregnant, were wounded in a shooting in the 900 block of West 53rd Street. Police said a 27-year-old man was walking with a 23-year-old woman...

...and opened fire. The man was shot in the left shoulder and fled to the 300 block of North Central Avenue where he sought help. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police...

...a 35-year-old man was shot while stopped at a red light in the 7900 block of South South Shore Drive. Police said the man was shot in the right knee and left foot after someone...

...earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving in the 5800 block of South Laflin. Police said the victim was driving southbound on Laflin when someone got out of a...

Around 7:15 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot while playing basketball in a park, police said. The teen suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg after a man on a bicycle opened fire in the 9700 block of South Yates Boulevard. The victim was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition.

Around 5:30 p.m., a 22-year-old was shot while driving in the 200 block of South Allport, police said. The victim drove to the 1600 block of West 21st Street with a gunshot wound to the leg, where he called for help. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. 

At 4:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot while standing outside a home in the 7100 block of South State Street. The victim was transported to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized. 

...earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot while sitting outside a home in the 7400 block of South Kenwood. Police said a passenger in a green vehicle exited the car and opened fire on...

Around the same time, a 19-year-old man was shot in a drive-by shooting while walking in the 7000 block of South Eberhart. The teen was shot in the right leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said. 

...in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The woman was outside in the 3400 block of West Irving Park when someone in a black SUV fired shots at another vehicle and a bullet ricocheted...

...West Pullman neighborhood. The man was standing outside in front of a home in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue when someone in a passing gray Chevy Malibu opened fire. The victim was shot in...

Just before 8:30 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, a 63-year-old man was shot in the back by someone who robbed a store in the 1800 block of West 47th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

Around the same time, a 17-year-old boy and a man were shot in the 4900 block of North Kenmore in Uptown. The two suffered gunshot wounds to their backs and took themselves to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, police said.

...West Side. Authorities said someone walked up to the teen at a park in the 5000 block of West Hirsch and opened fire, striking him in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital...

Minuntes earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the right leg in the 5500 block of South Troy in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. A family member took the teen to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Minute after 6 a.m. Saturday, a 64-year-old woman was shot in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. The woman was shot in the calf in the 8100 block of South Paulina, according to police, and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

About two hours earlier, a man was shot in the city's Austin neighborhood. The 24-year-old man heard gunfire in the 5000 block of West Adams and realized he’d been shot in the right leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

About an hour earlier, someone in a white vehicle shot a 20-year-old man as he stood outside in the West Englewood neighborhood. The man was shot in the left hand in the 5600 block of South Marshfield, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

...Back of the Yards neighborhood when someone in a gray minivan opened fire in the 4700 block of South Laflin. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital...

...30 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man was shot while driving in the 1000 block of North Monticello in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Police said someone in a black Cadillac SUV opened fire...

...the abdomen. The Cadillac continued to follow the victim as he drove east in the 3100 block of West Augusta. It then rammed his car, sending it spinning into two other vehicles in oncoming traffic...

...when someone in a vehicle pulled up to a 17-year-old boy in the 100 block of North Parkside and opened fire. The teen was shot in the back and elbow, police said. He...

    13 Dead, 52 Wounded in Labor Day Weekend Violence
    Thirteen people were killed and at least 52 others, including a pregnant woman, wounded across Chicago over the Labor Day Weekend, as a late surge in violence lifted the city to a grim milestone. The most recent fatal shooting happened Monday morning when two people were shot, prompting SWAT and officers to call for a possible barricade situation in the city's Englewood neighborhood.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    Thumbs up and thumbs down are not working again, but since nobody asked we've had governors of both parties go to jail. Enough said.

  • So Tamara - what do you suggest we do about this?

    "I am not happy with the Madigan machine nor his supporters. And I am totally aware that past Democrat leadership have to claim responsibility for the mess that we are in."

    What do we do about that? If your...

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    So Tamara - what do you suggest we do about this?

    "I am not happy with the Madigan machine nor his supporters. And I am totally aware that past Democrat leadership have to claim responsibility for the mess that we are in."

    What do we do about that? If your answer is to vote them out, then my complaint is with a) dems who will vote dem no matter what just to keep the GOP out, and b) redistricting has worked wonders to keep politicians in place in IL (on both sides, but let's be honest - the legislature has been dem for decades now).

    I think several of Rauner's stances suck and are way too conservative. But he is the only one supporting term limits and redistricting, which I don't understand arguing against.

    I completely understand a lot of your complaints about Rauner. But you're ONLY hammering him. To answer my own question to you, along with redistricting (which Madigan won't agree to) and term limits (which Madigan won't agree to), someone has to stand up to his machine. If IL were a business, he would personally, by far, be the primary cause of our bankruptcy. And you are putting Rauner on blast?

    You say both are at fault, but it's Rauner's responsibility to budget. How else would you like him to stand up to Madigan, and stop the status quo, other than being the rock to his hard place? To not primarily blame Madigan for 90% of the mess we are in, which is the cause of human services not being funded and consistent downward trends until the income tax was raised? To not blame Rauner and Madigan equally for continuing it since? To me, it shows you are biased. I am NOT a Rauner fan, but a blind man can see that nothing will change without defeating Madigan. To argue that Madigan somehow is for the little guy here, come on. He knows exactly what he is doing and is just as much of a hostage taker.

    Totally with you on the ganja, tho :) It's big money, and pot can't be any easier to get than it already is.

Sep 11

Updated Sep 13

4 dead, 16 wounded in city shootings

At 1:45 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in Lawndale. He got himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg after being shot in the 1600 block of South Kedzie Avenue. He is being uncooperative with the investigation, and police said his injuries may have been self-inflicted.

About 6 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood. He was on the sidewalk in the 4000 block of West 21st Place as someone came out from an alley and fired shots, striking the man in the right foot. He later went to St. Anthony Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

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...Brighton Park neighborhood, where a 19-year-old man was shot while driving in the 3900 block of South Campbell Avenue. He was driving north when someone driving the other way opened fire, shooting him multiple...

Police said the shooting may be related to a nearby attack that occurred at the same time about a block away, in the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street. Someone in a passing gray Ford Explorer shot a 21-year-old man in the right hand. The man went to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

...Far South Side. He was in the driver's seat of a car in the 11200 block of South Langley Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside him and someone inside opened fire. The man tried...

About 5:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the 8900 block of South Justine Street in the Brainerd neighborhood. He was standing in front of a home when two people...

An earlier fatal attack happened about 2 p.m. in the 3000 block of West 63rd Street in Chicago Lawn. Two men, 27 and 26, were sitting in a parked vehicle when a group of people approached and opened fire, police said.

The 27-year-old was shot in the head and the torso, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as Dominice Hallom, of the 11300 block of South Forest Avenue, the medical examiner's office said.

...Sunday, a 25-year-old man who had passed out after drinking woke up near Hoyne and Charleston avenues in Bucktown. About 4:30 a.m. he walked to his home in the...

...avenues in Bucktown. About 4:30 a.m. he walked to his home in the 2200 block of West Fullerton Avenue and got in the shower, where he realized he had been shot in the chest...

About 4 a.m., a 29-year-old woman walking in the 3600 block of South Honore looked down and saw blood on her right shoe. She realized she had been shot...

...boy in the leg, police said. The boy was taken from the house, in the 6000 block of South Wood Street, to Comer Children's Hospital. He was listed in good condition...

At 8:40 p.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was shot in Englewood. He was in the 5700 block of South Seeley Avenue when someone wearing all black fired shots, hitting him in the foot. The man went to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

About 20 minutes earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in South Austin. Three males approached him and fired shots as he walked in the 5500 block of West Ohio Street. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 8:05 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the Homan Square neighborhood. He was in the 3400 block of West Harrison Street when someone shot him in the abdomen and forearm. He went to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

At 7 p.m., a 18-year-old man was shot in the Marynook neighborhood. He was standing on the 8300 block of South Kenwood Avenue when a black sedan drove past and an unknown occupant fired shots, police said. The victim was shot in the left arm and went to to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition.

At 6:50 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 1900 block of West Garfield Boulevard. He was riding his bike in an alley when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the buttocks and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...year-old boy was shot in the Roseland neighborhood. The victim was standing on the 10900 block of South Eberhart Avenue in front of a home when a gray sedan drove past and fired shots, police...

Late Saturday morning, a 26-year-old man was shot in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood. That shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Keystone Avenue. The man was shot in the knee and taken to Norwegian American Hospital.

    4 dead, 16 wounded in city shootings
    Four men were killed and at least 16 other people have been wounded in Chicago shootings since Saturday morning, officials said. The most recent fatal shooting was at 2:35 a.m. Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, where a 19-year-old man was shot while driving in the 3900 block of South Campbell Avenue.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

  • nearthehighway Logan Square resident since 2002

    doesn't this qualify as 'national emergency' ?

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    The behind whooping only works at a very early age, but there has to be some real learning and understanding done all along. Discipline is not only physical.
    & the Natl Guard can function in a tornado or flood zone if there are areas to seal off or sandbags to stack. Or if there was an invading army. Again, what exactly do the Guardsmen do in the problem neighborhoods?

Sep 01

Updated Sep 06

10 More Awesome Chicago Neighborhood Staycations

Taquerias Atotonilco is located at 3916 W. 26th St.

Moreno's Liquors is located at 3724 W. 26th St.

Numero Factory Outlet is located at 2533 S. Troy St.

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Stony Island Arts Bank is located at 6760 S Stony Island Ave.

Black Cinema House is located at 7200 S Kimbark Ave.

Original Soul Vegetarian is located at 203 E 75th St.

Glenn's Diner is located at 1820 W. Montrose Ave.

Band of Bohemia is located at 4710 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Architectural Artifacts is located at 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Lillstreet Art Center is located at 4401 N Ravenswood Ave.

Pub Royale is located at 2049 W. Division St.

Revel Room is located at 1566 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Una Mae's is located at 1528 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...intersection is abuzz with music fans flocking to nearby Double Door and Subterranean. Double Door (1572 N. Milwaukee Ave.) has anchored the neighborhood since 1994, hosting everything from local dance parties to the likes...

...s landlord may cause the venue to move in 2017. Check the signage outside Subterranean (2011 W. North Ave.) to see which shows patrons are lining up for then post up by the upstairs...

...view in the room. If you're into crate digging, visit vinyl veteran Reckless Records (1379 N. Milwaukee Ave.) at their expanded new storefront. Just down the road, Shuga Records (1276 N. Milwaukee Ave...

...1379 N. Milwaukee Ave.) at their expanded new storefront. Just down the road, Shuga Records (1276 N. Milwaukee Ave.) specializes in rare and hard-to-find vinyl while Dusty Groove (1120 N. Ashland Ave...

...1276 N. Milwaukee Ave.) specializes in rare and hard-to-find vinyl while Dusty Groove (1120 N. Ashland Ave.) serves up jazz, soul, funk, and hip-hop wax...

Grange Hall Burger Bar is located at 844 W. Randolph St.

The Fig Tree is located at 1037 W. Madison St.

Bar Siena is located at 832 W. Randolph St.

...all the classic fixings, but there's a good chance this cozy Italian spot at Orleans and Superior offers a more authentic taste of the city. It's an atmosphere the owners have...

Club Lago is located at 331 W. Superior St.

The Berkshire Room is located in the ACME Hotel at 15 E. Ohio St.

Rent the Runway is located at 710 N. Wabash Ave.

The Chicago History Museum is located at 1601 N. Clark St.

Old Town Ale House is located at 219 W. North Ave.

The Cultural Center is located at 78 E. Washington St.

Revival is located at 125 S. Clark St.

The Chicago Athletic Association is located at 12 S. Michigan Ave.

Loyola Beach is located at 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

the Leather Archives & Museum is located at 6418 N. Greenview Ave.

Rogers Park Social is located at 6920 N. Glenwood Ave.

Chi Cafe is located at 2160 S Archer Ave.

Joy Yee Noodles is located at 2139 S China Pl.

This lovely park hideaway, tucked between 18th Street and Wentworth Avenue and nestled along the South Branch Chicago River, has a lot of Park District amenities...

Tom Ping Memorial Park is located at 1700 S Wentworth Ave.

    10 More Awesome Chicago Neighborhood Staycations
    Leaving town is overrated. Instead of blowing your paycheck on plane tickets or risking relationships on the forced confined space of a road trip, looking at your own city with a fresh perspective can be just the escape you need.
    http://chicagoist.com

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Adding a bar for basic drinks in the lounge area was a great idea.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    A friend and I stopped in to RP Social after the Glenwood Sunday Market. The bartender made me a mighty tasty Margarita.

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