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String of robberies reported on West Side

3000 Block of W. Washington Blvd. on October 21, 2014 during the daytime hours.

2900 Block of W. Washington Blvd. on October 21, 2014 during the daytime hours.

3000 Block of W. Fulton Blvd. on October 26, 2014 during the morning hours.

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2600 Block of W. Warren Blvd. on October 21, 2014 during the daytime hours.

1500 Block of W. Monroe St. between October 21 and 23, 2014.

600 block of North Lamon. on October 17, 2014 at approximately 6:40 P.M.

900 block of North Laramie on October 19, 2014 at approximately 6:20 A.M.

700 block of North LeClaire on October 27, 2014 at approximately 10:30 A.M.

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Western/Jackson Police Activity

Today in the morning, around 9:30 am, there were about 8 cop cars and multiple police officers on Jackson Ave (west of western). There is a park being built around there and the police were across the street surveying the empty lot. Anyone know what happened? I work at a school nearby and like to know what's going on in the neighborhood.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I hate to even drive through that corridor. It seems like there's at least one shooting there per week and usually during daytime/early evening. I just don't understand this city and how they allow such disruption to go on, unchecked.

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Norvell Group and Associates Review and Complaints: Norvell Electronique

Depuis sa création en 1955, Norvell a gardé cette philosophie simple et claire : nous servons seulement jusqu'à ce que nous pouvons entretenir. Un peu comme dire qu'un restaurant cuit uniquement ce qui est sur le menu. Une attente évidente mais qui assure les clients que ce qu'ils finissent par acquérir de Norvell sera relevant de leur expertise et, ainsi, satisfaire complètement les besoins des clients. Le long de cette ligne, Norvell possède une impressionnante gamme de, bien, excellents cuisiniers de servir une large sélection de recettes pour alimenter des solutions avec différentes applications.

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Find out how taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent

Just saw this and thought others might be interested.

There is a free meeting about how our taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent and allocated, and more. The meeting is on Thursday, November 6, from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, at 1044 W Randolph St.

I’ve always wondered where our taxes were going, how it was being spent, and whether it was being spent on things needed, like parks, schools, traffic relieve.

The meeting is being hosted by Gabe Beukinga, candidate for 27th Ward Alderman, and Tom Tresser of the CivicLab TIF Illumination Project.

Here’s a URL for more information:
http://tinyurl.com/27thWard-TIF-Forum

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28th Ward Property Tax and Valuation Appeal Forum

The Cook County Board of Review is currently open to accept property valuation appeals for West Chicago Township. My office is partnering with 28th Ward Alderman Jason C. Ervin to host a property valuation appeal forum for West Chicago Township for those who believe the value of their property has decreased, while their tax assessment has remained high.

Attending this session will provide you with the opportunity to address any concerns you may have regarding the 2014 property tax cycle....

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The Cook County Board of Review is currently open to accept property valuation appeals for West Chicago Township. My office is partnering with 28th Ward Alderman Jason C. Ervin to host a property valuation appeal forum for West Chicago Township for those who believe the value of their property has decreased, while their tax assessment has remained high.

Attending this session will provide you with the opportunity to address any concerns you may have regarding the 2014 property tax cycle. My office will assist you in properly preparing your appeal, which will be payable in 2015. Please be sure to bring your property tax bill and other evidence you believe provides proof of your property’s true value, such as a current appraisal.

Property owners may also submit property valuation appeals online at www.CookCountyBoardOfReview.com or at the office of Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. in the Cook County Building located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601, Chicago, IL 60602.

The Board of Review does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect taxes. The Board of Review is charged with handling all property valuation appeals in Cook County. There is no fee to file an appeal, and in most cases an attorney is not necessary.

For further information about appealing property taxes, contact Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Opening Reception: Nicole Dyer & Matt Hilvers @ South of the Tracks

Open Mic Night, a two person show presenting the works of Baltimore artist, Nicole Dyer and Chicago based artist, Matt Hilvers, opens this afternoon at 4pm. South of the Tracks is an art gallery located on 319 N. Albany Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If you want to get photos on this post...start an album. Send the link to this post and we can open the link. Lable it by say address.

    EVERYBODY please make an album and post the disgusting conditions of your ward so everyone can see!!!

    It used to be that picassa could make an album that you could link to. Not sure how that process works because things have changed in the last couple years.

    If anybody knows how to do this easily...please give us the steps.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Here is the voting record by our illustrious "rubber-stamp" Alderman, Jason Ervin:

    http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-jason-ervin

    DO NOT RE-ELECT OUR "RUBBER-STAMP" ALDERMAN JASON ERVIN!

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Apartment Vacancy-Sign Break Ins

On Sat, Oct 04, 2014 on the 3300 block W on Fulton Blvd there were (3) young boys approximately 12-15 years of age breaking in on the 1st floor of an Apt building. There was a vacancy sign in the front window. The boys jumped the fence in the rear and attempted to kick the back door in before they were chased away by the owner. The boys ran towards the 3300 block W on Carroll. Be on the look...

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On Sat, Oct 04, 2014 on the 3300 block W on Fulton Blvd there were (3) young boys approximately 12-15 years of age breaking in on the 1st floor of an Apt building. There was a vacancy sign in the front window. The boys jumped the fence in the rear and attempted to kick the back door in before they were chased away by the owner. The boys ran towards the 3300 block W on Carroll. Be on the look out for these (3) boys. The smaller one had a maroon jacket, khaki pants and new white low-cut gym shoes. The second one had on a light gray hoodie jacket with black pants. The third one had on a green hoodie jacket with brown pants. They were cleanly dressed. One of them was so small with brown and blonde short dreads, he fit through the separation of the fence. The other (2) are slender and taller.

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    I hope the police soon arrest these boys. Someone is going to get hurt eventually.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES, if someone is in your home...DON'T walk in! A few years ago a woman walked into her house and an intruder was there. He stabbed her 17 times and she was in the hospital because of that attack.

    Have heard that robberies are on the upswing. Someone should send this EB thread to both the 11th and 12th Police Districts.

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The Garfield Park/West Humbolt Park Community Council Business Roundtable

Hope you are well. The Garfield Park Community Council (GPCC) would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming Business Roundtable. Our October educational workshop will focus on Crowd Funding -- while discussing how long-time patrons, residents and concerned individuals can finance and support existing and new business endeavors in our community.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garfield-Park-Community-Council/1380206972201768

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INSTALL 6 NEW ANTENNAS AND 1 T-MOBILE EQUIPMENT CABINET ON EXISTING MONOPOLE.T-MOBILE SITE: CH91021APREVIOUS PERMIT: 100067412 ISSUED: 12/01/2005

    2910 W. Lake St. Issued October 15, 2014 Comment

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The 20 Best Brunches In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Inspiration Kitchen is located at 3054 W. Lake St.

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Lula Cafe is located at 2537 N. Kedzie Ave.

Broadway Cellars is located at 5900 N. Broadway Ave..

Valois is located at 1518 E. 53rd St.

Nightwood is located at 2119 S. Halsted St.

Twisted Spoke is located at 501 N. Ogden Ave.

Rocking Horse is located at 2535 N. Milwaukee Ave..

Nouveau Tavern is located at 358 W. Ontario St.

Lao You Ju is located at 2002 S. Wentworth Ave.

Owen & Engine is located at 2700 N. Western Ave.

Bang Bang Pie Shop is located at 2051 N. California Ave.

The Butcher and Larder is located at 1026 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Polak Eatery is located at 1043 N. California Ave.

Parts and Labor is located at 2700 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Sweet Maple Cafe is located at 1339 W. Taylor St.

Bite Cafe is located at 1039 N. Western Ave.

Longman & Eagle is located at 2657 N. Kedzie Ave.

Ann Sather is located at 909 W. Belmont, 3415 N. Broadway, and 1147 W. Granville.

Ann Sather is located at 909 W. Belmont, 3415 N. Broadway, and 1147 W. Granville.

Ann Sather is located at 909 W. Belmont, 3415 N. Broadway, and 1147 W. Granville.

Danny’s Egghead Diner is located at 2012 W. Irving Park Rd.

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Caught Red Handed/changing timing on yellow lights

Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras...

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Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras continue to be a problem for car drivers in Chicago.

As traffic violations affect insurance rates. As it is expensive to pay a ticket, the fines, and school...this action against Chicago drivers should be addressed by ALL Aldermen!

Get the $$ back for those who were ticketed illegally!

What do others think? Have any of us gotten one of those bogus tickets?

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    I tried to fight it and they claimed they never got my request for hearing and doubled the fine and now said it was out of their hands.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco...

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    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco or another systemic failure in Chicagos' parking tickets.

    THANKS for the response. Ask Jackiowak if she can look into it. If it is a system failure, we can also send to the DOIT top person. Department of Information technology and the Inspector general. The Trib also has investigators who might be interested in your case as DATA to support their claims about Chicago Parking Tickets.

    There is also a head of the parking tickets. He should look into if their lock box person dropped the ball or the mail. That person has the authority to do that. I used to know the guy...he was WONDERFUL. But he is gone now. The question is, Who replaced Mat D?

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3200/3300 W. Washington Block needs reserufacing

Ordered Street Paving. Lets see what happens

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Let us know what comes of it.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The Commissioner of CDOT says that the street will be paved this fall. I requested a date but have not received any.

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