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Construction?

Does anyone know when the construction at Western and Archer is going to be done with?Are they just working underground? It seems like a big project for such a small crew. Is there any way to get the traffic control out to this sight because the way they have the are blocked off is a major hazard for drivers and pedestrians. I feel sorry for all of the business lost at that intersection due to the blocked off streets and sidewalks.

  • The safety of drivers and pedestrian is being compromised as well. I wonder what the statistics are on violent crimes around the area. Has the response time for 911 calls been effected? Have car accidents increased? There is always broken glass and bumper remnants on the street. The railing under the viaduct looks like someone took the jaws of life to it. A call was made to repair that, but no action has been taken.

  • Joe Trutin Lifelong Near Southwest side resident

    I own a business near 33rd/Archer and they just finished the construction here finally. I had my worst summer in 19 years. It was ridiculous. They would never inform us of any of the street closures. Even when my customers tried to park in LEGAL open spots to park the...

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    I own a business near 33rd/Archer and they just finished the construction here finally. I had my worst summer in 19 years. It was ridiculous. They would never inform us of any of the street closures. Even when my customers tried to park in LEGAL open spots to park the construction crew was telling them to move.

    At one point they dumped the gravel in front of my shop within 8 feet of the entrance. Then it rained and I had to go out and free up the sewer because water was starting to back up everywhere because they dumped the gravel on top of the sewer blocking the flow of it. I feel for any of these businesses.

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RE Safe Passage

Per Channel 7 - SAFE PASSAGE FUNDING: The Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Passage program is receiving an additional $10 million in funding from the state.
The investment will add 27 new schools and increase routes to 93 schools already in the program, employing 600 new workers. FULL STORY: http://abc7.ws/VTF4MO

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Safe Passage

Question: Why are Safe Passage routes only reserved for certain school districts and not all? Kids need the support of adults no matter where they reside.

  • I believe the safe passage routes were developed in the highest crime areas.

  • Joe Trutin Lifelong Near Southwest side resident

    they were created after Rahm's mass neighborhood school closures. They set up those routes because those students would have to travel longer distances and sometimes trek through opposing gang turfs. Oh course it is still highly debated if they were safe as there were plenty of problems along the routes since they didnt have the staff to protect the safety of the students in the first place.

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Exercise Facility - Upstairs from where Cardenas had his old office

Parking on Archer (meter) is plentiful. For those of us who have had to purchase a permit to park on Campbell it is disturbing to see someone with a yoga mat sneak in and sneak out (minus parking permit) for an exercise session. Please! Courtesy is Contageous. Let the customers know not to park without a permit.

  • Gink Brighton Park

    Sounds like by me. LaVan Insurance on 40th street also have people parking here all the time without permits. The permit works but it needs to be enforced. Not come around maybe once a month. I have talked to people who live in other areas where they say they come...

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    Sounds like by me. LaVan Insurance on 40th street also have people parking here all the time without permits. The permit works but it needs to be enforced. Not come around maybe once a month. I have talked to people who live in other areas where they say they come out 3 times a week and in the morning and night and weekends. Forget the weekend here everyone is parked there are only a few of us who actually give out daily passes for when we have relatives or friends over. Enforcement is the key.

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    Try this in Wicker Park, and you'll have a ticket on your window within 5 minutes.

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old Bus station archer and pershing

Does anyone know what they are getting ready to build where the old bus station was? I know the old little house behind subway across the street turned out to be a beautiful construction.

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Updated Aug 20

Kedzie viaduct

Does any one know when Kedzie is suppose to be open again?

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Bike Rules of the Road

When walking or riding your bicycle on a sidewalk or on or along a crosswalk,
you must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and give an audible signal before
overtaking and passing them. You must operate as a pedestrian. Watch for signs
that prohibit riding bicycles on sidewalks and crosswalks.

Archer Avenue sidewalks are a constant bike path. There are NO road signs on the sidewalk which are an obstacle for both the bike rider and the pedestrian. There are NO SIGNS which indicate restrictions of bike riding on the side walk; however, they are badly needed.

  • Rosario Wife,Mother, Friend!!!

    I agree! And bike rules of the road need to be handed out with bikes sold! This man riding on the sidewalk up Campbell yelled at me and my kids who were walking on the sidewalk! That "I needed to keep my kids under control when I see bike riding by" we were just walking! My boys were running a bit!" But he was so rude and entitled about it!

  • That's BS...it seems to me now a days BIKES RULE STREETS & SIDEWALKS!!!

  • I'm so tired of bike riders, specially now with the bike lanes. They take up more than their own bike lanes

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A Room with a View

I have prayers in my heart for him. What is his story? This morning he was at the corner by the laundromat slouching on the Red Box with his carts half on the sidewalk, half in the street. He has moved with all of his possessions. Obviously he doesn't want to hide under the railroad tracks like a troll. He can barely move.

  • Is this the same man who lives between the laundry mat and the gas station near Archer and Rockwell? He's been there for years and years.

    When it's extremely cold in the winter, the city will scoop him up, but he returns again with his shopping carts. People put blankets out for him, coffee from Dunkin Donuts and some food.

    You cannot force an individual to accept assistance. He seems dedicated to the lifestyle he's presently living.

    It's a very difficult life.

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For rent

Anybody know of any apartments for rent in the Brighton Park area??

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Neighborhood Watch

Question: Was reading Mr. Easy Money's older posts. Is there a neighborhood watch group in Brighton Park? See Something - Say Something

  • Easy Money "Ask not what your country can do for you; ..."

    Hey! Maybe ... Committeeman Ricardo Garcia for BETTER 12th Ward can answer the question for us if he is not too busy promoting Uber?!

  • We were trying to start one up here, but we did not have very many volunteers besides my better half . We do however have a pretty good phone tree

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Updated Aug 13

Things are GREAT!

Hodeho,

Have you seen the recent crime reports for Brighton Park? or

Are you busy preparing Garry McCarthy's "things are just great" in the City of Chicago murder reports?

  • Easy Money "Ask not what your country can do for you; ..."

    Hopefully, the Losers of Brighton Park DO NOT spill over into Garfield Ridge or Clearing (W).

  • hodeho Twelve-year Brighton Park resident

    Yes, I keep an eye on the crime reports here in Brighton Park. Your comment about Garry McCarthy makes no sense. Was that a clumsy attempt at sarcasm? I'm not familiar with the Loser family...or are you not familiar with how to use capital letters?

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Updated Aug 13

Save money

Stop using taxi (cab) save $ . If you have smart phone and debt card ,c.card or pay pal down load UBER and use UBER X !!!!!!!! Great service and SAVE MONEY .

  • Used the service the other day! Thanks for the info! ****UBER

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Gardning?

I have plenty of blossoms on my veggies, but very few fruits, veggies! Only seen 1 bee all summer so far. Why is everyone so afraid of them that they kill them off?
Is there a professional beekeeper available to hire?

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    I've seen some honey bees this spring/summer by me over by St. Mary of Perpetual Help. Just one or two each day, though we don't grow any flowers and I don't spend too much time outside at home to know if I'm seeing as many as are actually coming by.

    Seeing more yellow jackets over the past week or two instead, though.

  • They just go about their life's not bothering anyone unless provoked.
    http://youtu.be/rCoQE9LYJeY

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Agression on Archer

This happened last night around 11:30 p.m. Seems car A didn't like what car B was saying or doing so they . . . well the picture says it all. But come on man! Now my neighbor has to have her fence fixed. The city has to inspect the light pole. Now the side walk needs to be repaired. Now the cop has to write the reports. Now the judge has to throw your butt in jail. One stupid moment and see how many people are inconvenienced. We are ALL responsible for our actions. Get a grip.

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