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Man going door to door asking for money

Today there was an African American Male going door to door around the 4200 block of South California Ave asking for assistance saying his wife is dying my Bf's dad answered the door and informed him that we could not be of assistance thought I would let people in the community know since the man is knocking on people's doors soliciting money.

  • Wrong neighborhood

  • I had a skinny black guy come by my place around 40th & Campbell several weeks ago asking for money to help bury his daughter. Had a picture and everything. No idea if he was legit or not; if he was faking, it was a fine performance and well worth the couple bucks I gave him.

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I-55 in bound Tues afternoon

Does anyone know what the cause was, and where it was on North bound I-55 for the 3:00pm rush hour? I heard NO mention of it in media. and it was a MASSIVE BACKUP! At 3"10 pm I got on at County Line rd. Got as far as about 1 mile past LaGrange Rd, When it came to a crawl. Mostly a stopped crawl. After about an Hour I couldn't take it no more and got off at central. So W.T.H. happened? And why no mention on the news? Does the SW side warrant no mention?

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    Yeah!! I got stuck in it to!!

  • Fortunately, I was outbound at the same time. There was an accident, inbound, just east of Pulaski. While there didn't seem to be any serious damage, a tracter-trailer was up on the embankment at a significant angle. The State Police, Chicago Fire Department and IDOT were on scene. I suspect it took some time to relocate the vehicles involved, thus the serious backup for inbound traffic.

  • Thanks kfactor! The backup was quite severe! Worst I've ever seen on inbound I-55 took me over 1hr to get from County line rd till get off at cicero because I couldn't tolerate it anymore!

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It's summer, and I'm dreading it?

So, my husband and I live in Brighton Park—a neighborhood weirdly intersected by hipsters, Asians, long-time Polish residents and Latino families. My husband and I (both in our mid-30's) have long enjoyed the idea of having an outdoor space to relax after work, which for years has been thwarted by local underage gang members thinking our ally-corner-house-driveway is their basketball sanctuary.. . . while I’ve no problem with kids out playing ball, I DO have a problem with kids doing...

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So, my husband and I live in Brighton Park—a neighborhood weirdly intersected by hipsters, Asians, long-time Polish residents and Latino families. My husband and I (both in our mid-30's) have long enjoyed the idea of having an outdoor space to relax after work, which for years has been thwarted by local underage gang members thinking our ally-corner-house-driveway is their basketball sanctuary.. . . while I’ve no problem with kids out playing ball, I DO have a problem with kids doing this disrespectfully. The kids around my house curse, drink, graffiti our garbage cans and garage and use our garage door and garage gutters as target practice—which causes damage. Our dogs can’t go outside when they are out because the “kids” taunt them. WE can’t go outside when these kids are out. I’ve actually had to start going inside my house from the garage to avoid the constant taunts and slurs. I’m Just a “white b*tch” married to an "ugly chino”. This is what I hear. Every day. Every summer. Just to pull in my driveway and come home from work. From Cook County Jail. Where I get NONE of this.
What say you neighbors? We’ve tried going to CAPS meetings only to be brushed off by the local cops. I guess WE’RE the trouble makers!

We’ve tried reaching out to neighbors who are too terrified of the gangs to say anything. Shoot, I’VE been threatened by our 300+ pound neighbor after knocking on their door to ask them to turn the live karaoke music blasting from their backyard down. At 3:00 am. I weigh 112 pounds. He's almost 3 times my weight, but didn't think twice to threaten me.

At this point, I can’t wait to leave. I don't know what to do anymore. ANY advice is welcome.  Sadly--I'm DREADING this summer. :(

  • hodeho Twelve-year Brighton Park resident

    Sorry to hear about your problems, BrightonT. There is no doubt that gangs are the plague of the South Side, including Brighton Park. That and Red Plum. However, I must say that Brighton Park, McKinley Park, Pilsen, and Bridgeport, overall, have gotten better since I moved here in 2001. I...

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    Sorry to hear about your problems, BrightonT. There is no doubt that gangs are the plague of the South Side, including Brighton Park. That and Red Plum. However, I must say that Brighton Park, McKinley Park, Pilsen, and Bridgeport, overall, have gotten better since I moved here in 2001. I agree with all the good suggestions made here for taking action -- calling 911 and 311, CAPS, etc. I would add that asking for the watch commander when you call 911 might help.

    My observation is that Brighton Park, like many areas in Chicago, is very block-to-block. My block is a pretty darn good one where people keep an eye out and generally care about taking care of their little single-family homes and two or three-flats. I don't think that constantly hating on "illegals" is the answer. I care a lot more about how someone acts than about their immigration status. But that's a topic for another day.

    Change comes slowly and incrementally. It comes only when people commit to living in an area and are determined to make it better in small steps. I hope to be here until the end of my days. I just hope that isn't real soon and doesn't occur in any dramatic fashion. And on those days when you're annoyed as hell at noise, barking dogs, graffiti, gang-bangers, or whatever, remember that the very vast majority of people in Brighton Park, of all colors and nationalities, are decent people who want the same kind of peaceful, safe neighborhood you do. It's worth hanging in there and fighting for.

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    Ted! Fellow Res 's avatar looks more like a fed-up old man! And whether you like it or not. He's got a point there. And I agree!!! The people in the immediate neighborhood MUST be the one's to make a difference. The Gov won't do a dam thing without their complaints. Or Guidance.

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It's summer, and I'm dreading it?

So, my husband and I live in Brighton Park—a neighborhood weirdly intersected by hipsters, Asians, long-time Polish residents and Latino families. My husband and I (both in our mid-30's) have long enjoyed the idea of having an outdoor space to relax after work, which for years has been thwarted by local underage gang members thinking our ally-corner-house-driveway is their basketball sanctuary.. . . while I’ve no problem with kids out playing ball, I DO have a problem with kids doing...

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So, my husband and I live in Brighton Park—a neighborhood weirdly intersected by hipsters, Asians, long-time Polish residents and Latino families. My husband and I (both in our mid-30's) have long enjoyed the idea of having an outdoor space to relax after work, which for years has been thwarted by local underage gang members thinking our ally-corner-house-driveway is their basketball sanctuary.. . . while I’ve no problem with kids out playing ball, I DO have a problem with kids doing this disrespectfully. The kids around my house curse, drink, graffiti our garbage cans and garage and use our garage door and garage gutters as target practice—which causes damage. Our dogs can’t go outside when they are out because the “kids” taunt them. WE can’t go outside when these kids are out. I’ve actually had to start going inside my house from the garage to avoid the constant taunts and slurs. I’m Just a “white b*tch” married to an "ugly chino”. This is what I hear. Every day. Every summer. Just to pull in my driveway and come home from work. From Cook County Jail. Where I get NONE of this.
What say you neighbors? We’ve tried going to CAPS meetings only to be brushed off by the local cops. I guess WE’RE the trouble makers!

We’ve tried reaching out to neighbors who are too terrified of the gangs to say anything. Shoot, I’VE been threatened by our 300+ pound neighbor after knocking on their door to ask them to turn the live karaoke music blasting from their backyard down. At 3:00 am.
Husband and I called the cops. Waited an hour.
The cops never came.
Our neighbor actually threatened to beat me up. That’s right, My 300 + pound, male neighbor threatened to BEAT ME UP. I’m a 5’3”, 112 pound woman. I called the cops.
AGAIN.
And AGAIN, The cops never came.
The cops NEVER come.

At this point, I can’t wait to leave. I don't know what to do anymore. ANY advice is welcome.  Sadly--I'm DREADING this summer. :(

  • 72 Greens! Here's to YOU!!! HOO RAY!!!

  • jim m bridgeport resident 14 years

    B.P. will probably not return to the relative paradise of 60-70 years ago in your lifetime. It's sad that you're not getting support from neighbors or law enforcement. Being the angel of change is a stressful job; at some point you may want to cut your losses and move to a nice place where you can enjoy your life.

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Updated Apr 11

Anyone know?

Does anyone know what is being built at the old bus depot on Pershing and Archer?

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    Yes! And a quality affordable restaurant!

  • Yeah, but that area is small for those two stores.

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Updated Apr 02

Pot Holes

Two street caves (formerly known as pot holes) on Campbell and 38th. By the way this is the street I asked for speed bumps on. WHO? do I report this to? This would be a perfect spot for one of the speed bumps. I wouldn't want to be parked on either side of these.

  • Tony Adams curmudgeon

    It is great to get direct aldermanic attention, but for future reference, pot holes can be reported via the City's online 311 tool: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdot/provdrs/street/svcs/report_a_pot_holeinstreet.html or by calling 311.

  • City of Chicago - Automated Response E-mail Notification - DO NOT REPLY
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    Thank you for submitting your Pot Hole in Street service request on Apr 02, 2014.

    Your service request tracking number is SR #14-00469428. To track the progress of the service request, use the below link to access the City of Chicago Service Tracker application:

    http://servicetracker.cityofchicago.org/requests/14-00469428

    If you would like more information or further explanation regarding the status of your request, please call 311 and reference either the SR # or the type of service and requested location.

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Updated Mar 24

View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

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View 2014 Summer Day Camp Program Offerings Now!

The Chicago Park District is the hot spot for kids this summer. For the ultimate summer camp experience, look no further than your local park! With a variety of camp offerings, you're sure to find an option to match your needs.

Camp programs can be found at more than 200 parks throughout the city where children enjoy water fun, field trips, athletic activities and cultural experiences.

Online Summer Registration begins on April 7 for parks west of California and on April 8 for parks east of California. Make your wishlists now to save time. http://tinyurl.com/lelmx2c

Mar 24

Thought for the Day - Archer Avenue Congestion

My daughter and I were just talking about the fact that on Archer between Damen to Kedzie it is always slow. I can look out my window any time after 4:30 and the street is at a complete stand still. There are a number of spots in the city like this. Elston near the Mid-Town tennis club, six-corners, to name a few. Can the lights be re-programmed to eliminate that? Oh, and here it's always west bound.

Mar 24

McKinley Park

There's a beautiful old building in the park on the Pershing sid . Wow! This is such a stunning location. This would be a fabulous location for something (I don't know what???) other than a fenced in area for supply storage. Is there any vision for this property? There is a school across the street and condos. Certainly would be plus for the neighborhood. Hell - Pilsen is getting a heliport. Anything is possible. I'm all for beauty.

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Updated Mar 22

Affordable Home Internet Services?

I received a flier for this internet service, By Comiecast no less! Anyone know what speed they offer? Exactly who qualifies? Why is this the ONLY provider available?
Anything else we should kow of?

  • Well it's been a couple of days now.. And NO-ONE had a response!!! I will take this as a evil omen!! this is a very bad deal!!!

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    Heard it Sucks! Unless your on stamps

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Updated Mar 20

Break in's

Just heard from an 85 yr. old, that her lady friend and a few of her neighbor. had their garages broke into last night. (night o 0f) 3/14/14!! area of 42nd + Homan.. So far Police were of no help.. She didn't see the police show up. Now I think it was one of her kids that called for her so they may have seen the police???

  • I'll tell you what, if I catch that little turd breaking into my property, or defacing it in anyway there's a lead pipe with their name on it.

  • Just me Lifelong caring resident

    Make sure it is inside! and then so that the perp wont be able to sue you for injuring him! Replace ALL our politicians!!! Repeal their P.C. laws

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