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Gang Sign Translation

Anyone familiar with this gun/pointer/L gang sign?

  • Jolyon renter/resident

    Next time you're at the library, check-out: The Gang Book published by Chicago Crime Commission (or buy a copy for $30!!). Here's the description: "a compilation and distillation of data and material provided by the Chicago Police Department and 81 law enforcement agencies throughout the Chicagoland area. The book includes...

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    Next time you're at the library, check-out: The Gang Book published by Chicago Crime Commission (or buy a copy for $30!!). Here's the description: "a compilation and distillation of data and material provided by the Chicago Police Department and 81 law enforcement agencies throughout the Chicagoland area. The book includes descriptions of the leadership, structure, operations, clothing, tattoos, hand signs, graffiti, markings, videos and social networking trends of the most prominent street gangs in Chicago. ...Updated ... to include 2008-2012 data from the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Intelligence Unit, Illinois Department of Corrections, the Cook County Intensive Probation Services and Gang School Safety Team."

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Neighbors

A question a friend recently posted on her facebook page received a lot of interesting replies. Thought i'd post it here and see if it would have the same effect:

"Do you have a close relationship with your neighbors? Hate your neighbors? Or never look their way & ignore them ( keep to yourself & avoid all contact ) ?"

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Photograph every building/street/sanitation issue, video violations of noise ordinance, loitering, littering etc and send off the evidence to all interested parties (ie gov dept(s), management company, landlord) with notations of date(s), time(s) of day and if known, the name(s) of the individual(s) who are trashing the block/property(s).

  • Thanks for info

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  • I could care less about the politics involved, it could be Bush's library for all I care. I support it only because of the economic benefit it will have on he surronding communities. Economic development doesnt just happen the library will be the spark to jump start it. At the very least those long vacant lots will finally be developed.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    I'm not a psychic but i think UofC will pick UofC. As for a prime location that would have the most positive economic impact and be the most readily accessible via CTA/Metra-train, car, bike and foot for UofC students as well as the rest of Chicagoland, Midway and Ohare... i think it's a toss up between Kenwood, Washington Park and Woodlawn. The later, of course being the most preferable... again for obvious reasons, but i'm just a bit bias. ;D

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION REVIEW: ERECT FRAME 2 D.U. BUILDING (4A CONSTRUCTION) WITH DETACHED FRAME 4 CAR GARAGE (4A CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.

    6212 S. Greenwood Ave. Issued December 10, 2014 Comment

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Aldermen Give Themselves a Raise

Looks like 22 of 50 aldermen rejected a 2015 salary increase in light of the city's gross financial troubles. http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-chicago-aldermen-salaries-20141126-htmlstory.html Alderman Cochran is among the 28 aldermen who granted themselves pay increases.

  • Then you should clean your ears because your aren't hearing correctly. Since your so enlightned why dont you run? You should have no problem taking advantage of the "ignorance in your community" and getting elected. Its a formula that has worked for yrs. Good Luck!

  • Sorry...for one thing, that salary would represent a significant pay cut for me.
    Furthermore, there is not enough money to make it worth having to deal with a ward full of ignorant people 24/7.

    No thanks.....

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CN100 Game of the Week highlights: IHSA Football Semifinal - Mount Carmel vs. Providence

This week on the CN100 Game of the Week, watch Mount Carmel Caravan and Providence Catholic in the Class 7A IHSA Football Playoffs. See the game Tuesday at 7 pm, or anytime with Xfinity On Demand. Check out the highlights of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vretkhkC5-4&list=UUySMABUj5OBgZ5tGaC2_3_Q and Play of the Game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRWnSybqpgg&list=UUySMABUj5OBgZ5tGaC2_3_Q

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CN100 Game of the Week preview: IHSA Football 7A Semifinal - Mount Carmel vs. Providence Catholic

CHICAGO – When Mt. Carmel and Providence met in Week 3 on CN100, it felt like both teams were going in different directions.

Providence (11-1) appeared destined for a deep playoff run, piling up a 33-14 win on Mount Carmel to set the tone in the Chicago Catholic Blue. The Caravan (8-4) proceeded to lose two of their next three after the Providence game, putting them at 2-4 and in danger of not making the postseason.

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CHICAGO – When Mt. Carmel and Providence met in Week 3 on CN100, it felt like both teams were going in different directions.

Providence (11-1) appeared destined for a deep playoff run, piling up a 33-14 win on Mount Carmel to set the tone in the Chicago Catholic Blue. The Caravan (8-4) proceeded to lose two of their next three after the Providence game, putting them at 2-4 and in danger of not making the postseason.

Saturday at noon at Gately Stadium on Chicago’s South Side, the two old rivals meet in the Class 7A state semifinals. The game will be broadcast by CN100 at Noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25. You can also find it throughout Chicagoland with Xfinity On Demand.

The intrigue on the Providence side comes in the form of the health of star receiver Miles Boykin. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Notre Dame recruit is senior QB Justin Hunniford’s top target, but he’s only played in one of the last three games due to finger surgery. He has 55 catches for 886 yards and 18 TDs this season.

Hunniford has been sparkling, going 216-for-318 for 2,964 yards, 39 TDs and only three interceptions. With Boykin limited, junior Mike Markasovic (36 catches, 533 yards, 2 TD) and senior TE Nate Vejvoda (37 catches, 562 yards, 8 TD), an Iowa recruit, figure to see expanded roles.

Mt. Carmel has been in playoff mode for seven weeks now. The Caravan edged Loyola just to get into the field, before defeating to defending Class 6A state champion Batavia on the road in the first round. Mount Carmel then traveled 10 hours round trip to Belleville West for a win and beat traditional power Lincoln-Way East 20-7 last week.

Read the rest of Paul Johnson's preview here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/cn100-sports/cn100-game-of-the-week-preview-ihsa-football-7a-semifinal-providence-catholic-vs/746706605422602

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CN100 Game of the Week: IHSA Football 7A Semifinal - Mount Carmel vs. Providence

The 2014 IHSA Football Playoffs continue on the CN100 Game of the Week with Class 7A semifinal action featuring the Providence Catholic Celtics and Mount Carmel Caravan.
Game time is scheduled for Noon on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Gately Stadium, 810 E. 103rd St., Chicago.
CN100 will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, on The Comcast Network. You can also watch the game anytime with Xfinity...

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The 2014 IHSA Football Playoffs continue on the CN100 Game of the Week with Class 7A semifinal action featuring the Providence Catholic Celtics and Mount Carmel Caravan.
Game time is scheduled for Noon on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Gately Stadium, 810 E. 103rd St., Chicago.
CN100 will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, and at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25, on The Comcast Network. You can also watch the game anytime with Xfinity On Demand.
Stay up to date on all of CN100’s games this season by visiting our website, or follow CN100 Sports on Facebook and Twitter to see where our crew will be next. When the games are done, tune into to see the best in Chicagoland prep sports each week with CN100 Sports Weekly. You can also find video clips and highlights with Sports Weekly on YouTube.

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Keeping a Close Eye on CPD's Glenn Evans

I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot...

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I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot potato. If anyone knows his current tour-of-duty please let me know. I want to insure that his past follows him and catches up with him sooner then later.. As of yet, to the best of my research, he has been named a defendant in six different lawsuits over the course of his career.

Sources:

http://www.lawsja.com/blog/2013/03/another-excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-against-cpd-commander-glenn-evans.shtml

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/abusing-badge#.UxcucIUhQcI

http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/investigations/Millions-Paid-to-Settle-Police-Misconduct-Suits/149775635

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Latest news report starring Evans: 'Police Brutality Allegation Payouts'

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/police-brutality-allegation-payouts-26928370

    Transcript:

    And a story about police payouts. Jim Avila reporting, and it's your money.

    Reporter: This Chicago police officer was caught brutally beating a female bartender, the city paid her $850,000. Another shot this man in the back, he was...

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    Latest news report starring Evans: 'Police Brutality Allegation Payouts'

    http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/police-brutality-allegation-payouts-26928370

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    And a story about police payouts. Jim Avila reporting, and it's your money.

    Reporter: This Chicago police officer was caught brutally beating a female bartender, the city paid her $850,000. Another shot this man in the back, he was on the ground at the time, and later found to be unarmed. That payout, $4 million.

    In Philadelphia, more than $40 million paid out in the last five years. New York City, $420 million. And Chicago, $450 million over the past decade.

    He took the gun, put it to my throat. Reporter: Now this police commander, Glenn Evans, faces criminal charges for allegedly sticking a gun down the throat of this man. There have been more than 40 misconduct complaints against this aggressive, highly decorated officer.

    None of the previous claims were proven. Today he's on desk duty awaiting trial, but so far he has cost taxpayers $300,000 in settlements. Many, like Evans, still on the job.

    We went to Chicago to ask the police superintendent why. Can we ask you a couple of questions? No.

    Reporter: Really, we can't ask you any questions about the police? Are you kidding me? Reporter: No, I'm not kidding you.

  • To CC of C. My issue is that the CPD does not investigate or bring charges against Officer Evans. Therefore there are no lawsuits to be made, so of course he doesn't have to go to court and answer questions. There seems to be a pattern here that needs to be addressed.

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CN100 Game of the Week Highlights: IHSA Football Quarterfinal - Mount Carmel vs. Lincoln-Way East

This week on the CN100 Game of the Week, watch the Mount Carmel Caravan advance in the Class 8A IHSA Football Playoffs. See the Monday and Tuesday at 7 pm, or anytime with Xfinity On Demand. Check out the highlights of the game - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0TJAHvjxDs&list=UUySMABUj5OBgZ5tGaC2_3_Q - and the Play of the Game - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKBLiNHkUXM&list=UUySMABUj5OBgZ5tGaC2_3_Q.

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