3 days ago

Updated 13 hours ago

If Detroit can bounce back....WHY NOT ....us????

http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-bounces-back-from-bankruptcy-211308136.html

Bankruptcy is bringing Detroit back. Why haven't politicians brought back the south and west sides?

Something is really wrong.

Anybody with thoughts please contribute.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Hey Sean,

    I find it fascinating when people assume they're the ONLY one's doing something in the community. I've done a lot in the field of economic development in the Garfield Park community. That is where my professional expertise lies. I worked with Earnestine King and the Garfield Park Chamber...

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    Hey Sean,

    I find it fascinating when people assume they're the ONLY one's doing something in the community. I've done a lot in the field of economic development in the Garfield Park community. That is where my professional expertise lies. I worked with Earnestine King and the Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce and also had a hand in creating the West Garfield Park Renaissance Committee. Unfortunately, I learned that Alderman Ervin among others never had intentions of working with us on any of these ventures, and basically were there to prevent us from going further. I came out of pocket in many instances as well. I'd like to say, I wasn't the only one though. I'd guess there were probably 30 other people who were heavily involved and gave a lot of their time. But they're not walking around bragging on trying to improve the ward.

    In addition to being involved with some economic development ventures, I'm extremely active on my block and surrounding blocks when my time allows. I mentor teens and try to direct the guys on the corners in the right direction. I offer them career opportunity's whenever I know of something that comes available. I will drive them to class in the suburbs if that's what It takes.

    I don't have to brag about doing what I'm suppose to do. I just do it. And no, I didn't march for Ferguson. But I did write a letter to the Mayor of Chicago and Police Chief when they blasted "Sweet Home Alabama" on Madison Street, trying to instigate a riot. I do what I can Bruh. I just don't walk around patting myself on the back after I do it.

  • detroit the whole city has been falling apart so they couldnt get away with doing nothing. for chicago there are plenty of neighborhoods that arent falling apart so as far as the mayoral level and above are concerned everything is just fine. our two main aldermen ervin and burnett are comfortable incumbents who dont seem interested in doing anything that would be effective.

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40 hours ago

Should we ask Dr. Amara Enyia to run for 28th Ward Alderman in 4 years?

I'm a little disappointed that Dr. Amara Enyia decided to try her hand at running for Mayor instead for 28th Ward Alderman. However, It's none of my business and I congratulate her and think she's great!

I realize that was sort of a selfish statement but we're drowning in the middle of an ocean and I felt the great Doctor steered the boat past us, to grab a life jacket from shore before returning out to sea to rescue us....

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I'm a little disappointed that Dr. Amara Enyia decided to try her hand at running for Mayor instead for 28th Ward Alderman. However, It's none of my business and I congratulate her and think she's great!

I realize that was sort of a selfish statement but we're drowning in the middle of an ocean and I felt the great Doctor steered the boat past us, to grab a life jacket from shore before returning out to sea to rescue us. It was a missed opportunity. We need help now.

In the unfortunate event that Jason Ervin is re-elected Alderman for the 28th ward, would it be disrespectful to ask/push Dr. Amara Enyia to consider a run for Alderman instead of Mayor in 4 years? Or, is it legal for her to be a write-in during this years election? If she campaigned as a write-in candidate, I think she'd still win because she has name recognition and financial backing.

Let's face it, if Jason Ervin is Alderman over the next 4 years, our ward will look exactly the same in 4 years as it does today. If not worse, in many ways. If there's one person who's guaranteed to beat Jason Ervin, that person is the great Dr. Amara Enyia.

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Does some entity need to investigate the BOARD OF ELECTIONS?

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois is known for corruption. How can it be that only 1 party rules Chicago for almost 50 years? Where is the Democratic process where voters swing between political parties so the citizens voice determines policy?

We get very low markes in many important categories. We have high marks in some distinct categories. Cook County is known as a geographic region "least likely to get justice."

Should the criteria for scrutinizing Candidates be investigated? Many are saying...

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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois is known for corruption. How can it be that only 1 party rules Chicago for almost 50 years? Where is the Democratic process where voters swing between political parties so the citizens voice determines policy?

We get very low markes in many important categories. We have high marks in some distinct categories. Cook County is known as a geographic region "least likely to get justice."

Should the criteria for scrutinizing Candidates be investigated? Many are saying that the blanket practice of listing 25 standard objections just to bounce opponents off the ballot is COMMON practice.

If that is a political tool that deprives Chicagoans of a true Democratic process then somebody needs to come and INVESTIGATE the practices. Then the citizens need to make a legislative amendment to protect citizens from this sort of candidate bias.

What do you think? Say something.

  • Troy Hernandez Candidate for 25th Ward Alderman

    Actually William it's 500 in LA (plus $300) and Detroit. I'm going through this process right now. I collected 1027 signatures, mostly at the busy intersections of the ward. Due to gerrymandered wards and a high number of renters, many of these signatures were from people not in the ward...

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    Actually William it's 500 in LA (plus $300) and Detroit. I'm going through this process right now. I collected 1027 signatures, mostly at the busy intersections of the ward. Due to gerrymandered wards and a high number of renters, many of these signatures were from people not in the ward or not registered at their current address.

    Still, I have 438 signatures from registered voters in the ward and now need to collect affidavits from at least 35 citizens (out of approximately 100) whose signatures were too illegible to match to their voter card. In Chicago, this is what democracy looks like.

    You can read the full story here:
    http://troyhernandez.com/2014/12/17/ballot-access-in-the-25th-ward/

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It would be good if the Inspector General, the Top Lawyer, the Inspector of Aldermen, and the Internet Department would filter and search for corruption....

    It is easy to do. We need the establishment to clean house. Forrest Claypool cleaned house at the CTA. He is now testing Rat Birthcontrol...

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    It would be good if the Inspector General, the Top Lawyer, the Inspector of Aldermen, and the Internet Department would filter and search for corruption....

    It is easy to do. We need the establishment to clean house. Forrest Claypool cleaned house at the CTA. He is now testing Rat Birthcontrol just like Mayor Bloomberg did in NYC to control rats after hurricane Sandy.

    We need ALL Commissioners to clean house. We need the Aldermen to sweep out corrupt politicians.

    I know...pipe dream; but when the stars are aligned just right...quantum leaps of progress ocur.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Warning! B careful in the Hood

Last week Sunday night someone ruffled in my car and stole a change purse. Last Sunday a couple guys beat up my roommate till he was unconscious and stole his iphone. It was about midnight gong into Monday.

This is near Kedzie/Washington Blvd

  • That's terrible. I hope your roommate is going to be ok. How did this happen?

  • I'm not some crazy gun nut, but in these neighbors I strongly urge mature and responsible people to consider obtaining a conceal and carry firearm and receive the proper training.

    Some factors to take into consideration is to have an honest reflection on whether you can be a responsible gun...

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    I'm not some crazy gun nut, but in these neighbors I strongly urge mature and responsible people to consider obtaining a conceal and carry firearm and receive the proper training.

    Some factors to take into consideration is to have an honest reflection on whether you can be a responsible gun owner. By responsible I mean someone who is very careful with firearms and doesn't treat them like toys. Someone who has extensive training and is comfortable handling a firearm and very importantly someone who has the disposition to use it if confronted with great bodily.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The idiot went out for a walk and to get some fresh air. He put on his iphone for music; walked outside...and they got him. He said he was unconscious for say 4-5 hours on the street.

    That is scary. He didn't deserve to be beat up and have an...

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    The idiot went out for a walk and to get some fresh air. He put on his iphone for music; walked outside...and they got him. He said he was unconscious for say 4-5 hours on the street.

    That is scary. He didn't deserve to be beat up and have an expensive uninsured item stolen. But he shouldn't have been walking around outside late at night w/ iphone and earbuds. U warned him many times about protocols for the neighborhood and where not to go.

    Iphones must be the #1 stolen item these days.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Does anyone know what happened to Ms. Ernestine King of The Garfield Park Chamber of Commerce

Hi neighbors: I attended a meeting today at the Conservatory regarding the improving the community and business development for our area. It was mentioned that Ms. King was no longer in the community. Does anyone know how to contact Ms. King? As we work towards an Alderman worthy of enough to represent our area, we also want to assist each other too. During the course of the meeting, we proposed reopening the Chamber of Commerce and hopefully partnering with Ms....

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Hi neighbors: I attended a meeting today at the Conservatory regarding the improving the community and business development for our area. It was mentioned that Ms. King was no longer in the community. Does anyone know how to contact Ms. King? As we work towards an Alderman worthy of enough to represent our area, we also want to assist each other too. During the course of the meeting, we proposed reopening the Chamber of Commerce and hopefully partnering with Ms. King with some ideas on how we can move forward.

Again, if anyone has or knows Ms. King whose office was located at 3439 West Madison, please have her respond to the website. Otherwise the business owners in the area will have to start over from scratch.

  • You're welcome. I hope that you can get a hold of her. If you want to contact me, send me an email to austin.smithuic@gmail.com as I don't really follow messages I post on this website.

  • JoAnnRT Long time East Garfield Park resident

    Thank you so much Austin. I will be emailing you soon. My email address contains my name, so you will know it will be from me and not someone pretending to be me. Yes, that happens and I will tell you about that in an email. Apparently, some people don't care the residents are tired and fed up...

Dec 10

Updated 4 days ago

27th ward alderman

Has anybody heard of Gabe Beukinga?
http://www.gabefor27.com

I was told he will give attention and service to the west side; and that he is for public schools and helping small businesses; and against the neglect of the past 20 years. I just heard about this guy last night and don't have enough info yet to form my opinion. Does anyone here know more?

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Updated 6 days ago

Still No "Serious" Contenders for 28th Ward Alderman?

It's getting close and I'm still waiting to see if anyone is seriously going to throw their hat in the ring to run against Alderman Jason Ervin? It looks as though he's an easy shoe-in at this time.

I don't think I can take another 4 years looking at the filth, trash and living in the city's most under served ward. So many of the residents work so hard to keep their properties looking nice, when the city/ward sits back and does absolutely nothing to support the "do-gooders."

Please give me some good news someone!

  • Has there been any update on the challenges? I saw where a couple of hearings were moved.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Someone told me we should know by Friday.

Dec 10

Updated 6 days ago

Tri Taylor and East/West Garfield Park : Remove Jason Ervin !

There has been too much high minded theorizing, self promotion, debate and chest thumping. Too much whining and grievances. All of the while Jason Ervin the worst alderman in the city council is making plans for a easy re election
This is how Ervin will win
-Entering shill candidates
-Smearing viable candidates
-Playing on the emotions and lack of political savvy of senior citizens which is how he won re election by deceiving seniors
-Taking advantage of the apathy and...

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There has been too much high minded theorizing, self promotion, debate and chest thumping. Too much whining and grievances. All of the while Jason Ervin the worst alderman in the city council is making plans for a easy re election
This is how Ervin will win
-Entering shill candidates
-Smearing viable candidates
-Playing on the emotions and lack of political savvy of senior citizens which is how he won re election by deceiving seniors
-Taking advantage of the apathy and ignorance of the 28th Ward Constituents
-Drawing on the financial and political support of criminal street gangs
If the 28th ward candidates do not work together to eject Ervin, your crime will increase, property values decrease, the garbage ,ruin and blight will increase, and your population will decrease. The 28th ward will retain the city's highest crime and poverty rates.
I am moving back into the 28th ward in the Tri Taylor area. There is no way I could support Jason Ervin. There needs to be a inspector general and criminal investigation into his administration.
Let's stop talking and hit the streets the media the public and get rid of Jason Ervin.
I am going to be supplying evidence and proof as to why Ervin needs to go.
Stay tuned.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Spread the word mediabites. Talk to every 28th ward resident that you know. And once we have a candidate who is NOT propped up by Ervin, then we get behind them and push!

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Still waiting...?

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Hip Hip Hurray! Rat Birthcontrol for CTA!

The CTA made an announcement today that they will use RAT BIRTH CONTROL. Thanks Forrest Claypool for being an innovator and improving conditions on Chicago Public Transportation.

Thanks Dr Loretta Mayer at Northern Arizona University for the years of study that led to this protocol.

Thanks Senes Tech for getting the product out there to solve world hunger and rodent issues!

http://senestech.com/

Thanks to alderman Fioretti fo putting it on the city agenda. Thanks Alderman Cullerton, Alderman Burnett, and Colon...

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The CTA made an announcement today that they will use RAT BIRTH CONTROL. Thanks Forrest Claypool for being an innovator and improving conditions on Chicago Public Transportation.

Thanks Dr Loretta Mayer at Northern Arizona University for the years of study that led to this protocol.

Thanks Senes Tech for getting the product out there to solve world hunger and rodent issues!

http://senestech.com/

Thanks to alderman Fioretti fo putting it on the city agenda. Thanks Alderman Cullerton, Alderman Burnett, and Colon for supporting this. Thanks to Deputy Josie Cruz, George Esquivel Rat Supervisor, Jamie Rhee in Procurement CharlesL Williams staffers....and countless others who saw this as a good idea.

When will Streets and Sanitation adopt this as a city wide program?

It only took 2 years. That is pretty FAST for Chicago politics.

Bloomberg used it in NYC train stations after Sandy. It works. Search on the internet and you can find out the whole story. It is a great example of PROBLEM SOLVING in a new, more efficient, and cost expedient way.

This is too exciting for words. It is hard to sit still and keep the fingers on the keyboard!!!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Actually it took 1 yr 5 months to get this in the system! That is pretty darn fast. That is what happens when feedback travels up a channel...and PROBLEM SOLVERS pick it up.

    We should keep a tally of how much the rodent population is reduced. They probably also need this for feral cats.

    Perhaps we should send it over to animal control also.

Dec 14

Updated 6 days ago

George Badonsky died today

For those who are old enough to remember; GEORGE BADONSKY was a pioneer in Chicago restaurants.

His portfolio included many restaurants now long gone. The Brewery (burger joint on N. Broadway), Tango (sophisticated seafood restaurant on Belmont/Sheridan), Georges, La Bastile (French Bistro) ...and the fancy expensive French Restaurant on Astor street (forgot the name).

George gave gay waiters a job way before the Gay Pride Parade was even a concept. Many earned good livings, were able to be creative in...

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For those who are old enough to remember; GEORGE BADONSKY was a pioneer in Chicago restaurants.

His portfolio included many restaurants now long gone. The Brewery (burger joint on N. Broadway), Tango (sophisticated seafood restaurant on Belmont/Sheridan), Georges, La Bastile (French Bistro) ...and the fancy expensive French Restaurant on Astor street (forgot the name).

George gave gay waiters a job way before the Gay Pride Parade was even a concept. Many earned good livings, were able to be creative in their jobs, and could live very very well because of the jobs he provided for them.

He had peers and rivals Gordon Sinclair, Rich Melnan, the Levis...it was alot of fun in those days the early 70s as Chicago restauranteurs changed what dining out meant to the public.

This is a tribute to a man who helped Chicagoans become acquainted with all kinds of dishes. He loved food and wine his whole life.

Mar 13

Updated 6 days ago

Rat Birth Control!!!

Did City Counsel do something about getting Rat Birthcontrol today?

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    CTA just made an announcement they will start using RATH BIRTHCONTROL invented by Dr Loretta Mayer at Northern Arizona University and sold by Senes Tech. It is a small start that mimics what was done in NYC by Bloomberg after Sandy.

    Lets hope Streets and Sanitation adopts this CITY WIDE so that we can get rid of the enormous rat problem in our ghettos.

    Fioretti took it before City Counsel months ago. I believe that aldermen Cullerton, Colon, Burnett, also supported this!

    Thank you FORREST CLAYPOOL head of CTA

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Updated Dec 14

R ur hands cold/ or a starngers?

Dollar Tree has a wonderful $1 glove. The name is Snugadoo. They come in pink, blue, black.

You will be lucky if you can find a pair, some are out.

These gloves are very very very warm...and cheap.

If you know any really needy person...whose hands are cold these will solve the problem?

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    Dollar Tree is my kind of store. Quality items that won't burn a hole in my "trying 2 b fiscally responsible"
    pockets and purse

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERT EXISTING 3 DU TO 2 DU AS PER PLAN (3B CONSTRUCTION).LOWER THE EXISTING BASEMENT AND INSTALL NEW OPEN ENTRY STAIR AND DOOR TO THE BASEMENT ON THE EAST ELEVATION PER PLANS

    3229 W. Warren Blvd. Issued December 9, 2014 Comment

Dec 06

Updated Dec 10

Our Individual kindnes to others

Hey, how bout if the EB people post what they do to be kind to others and strangers on a regular basis? We can share ideas and talk about them. This could be really interesting.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    I am kinda fast, I crochet on the bus to and from work and after work while the TV watches me; it's very relaxing.

    I have been on the westside my entire life and have only been in Jimmy's Gs once (last summer). I am never out past 8p.m. unless I am stuck at work and I am on public transportation. I will keep this in mind though.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Jimmy Gs' has great wings and fries cheap. You can go in the daytime, ask for Jimmy or his wife. If they are not there ask for the manager. Just tell them what you are trying to do and they can help you. Just say you know another lady who does it.

Dec 09

Updated Dec 10

Ask your alderman to SUPPORT THIS on Wednesday

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-loitering-ordinance-met-20141208-story.html

Apparently it is on the table to go after PROBLEM BUSINESSES in a community and hold them accountable for the bad behavior of patrons.

This would be good for us! In the situation that a business caters to gang and drug people and other undesirables that are a magnet for crime and loiter, throw debris, throw drug needles and parapernelia, rob, deficate...and the list goes on.

Email your alderman and the Mayor and ask them to support this ordinance.

letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org

check for your aldermans' email address!

  • No argument here, gpblight.

    Its so sad how complacent our neighbors have become. They complain to each other but won't take any action, not even to admonish kids and passers by on the blocks not to throw trash on the street where they live.

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    No argument here, gpblight.

    Its so sad how complacent our neighbors have become. They complain to each other but won't take any action, not even to admonish kids and passers by on the blocks not to throw trash on the street where they live.

    That's why bs has been allowed to go on for so long, because no-one ever says anything, and are not willing to hold those who are supposed be in charge responsible for doing their job.

    I got plenty of things to do all day, but I always got time to report an issue to CPD and the alderman. I just wish my neighbors felt the same way. I pay taxes where I live, and refuse to let those who don't dictate where I'm able to comfortably go.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I learned a long time ago to go to the Mayor, the Commissioner responsible, the Inspector General, the Civilian Review Board, the Police Board to get things done. There is also Procurement, The Finance Department, Chief of Staff.

    The biggest mistake a ward person can make is going back to...

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    I learned a long time ago to go to the Mayor, the Commissioner responsible, the Inspector General, the Civilian Review Board, the Police Board to get things done. There is also Procurement, The Finance Department, Chief of Staff.

    The biggest mistake a ward person can make is going back to the same people who do NOT provide the service month after month, year after year, decade after decade, ...until 4 decades pass.

    There is so much waste in City government and City Hall lets employees and vendors get away with it!!! That is why we are as bankrupt as Detroit and Gary, Indiana...

    What most likely will happen is Pensions will get cut like in Detroit. Many city vendors will not be paid. Once the slate is clear then if the same party is in control; they will do it all over again.

    When will Chicagoans learn the DEMOCRATIC PROCESS requires changing partie when things are bad. We are supposed to swing from party to party until one gets it right.

    Oh boy...what will Rauner do?

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Dec 09

Paper towels in toilets-

http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20130923/wipes-paper-towels-among-items-clogging-sewers

For those who don't know...putting certain items in the toilet can cause sewer problems in your house, your building sewer and the city sewers.

It is a disgusting problem if it happens. ALL water will not drain from your building and it backs up in toilets, sinks, tubs...all that RAW sewerage backing up is a HUGE problem.

The fix is thousands if the sewer is broken and the pipe has to be dug up.

Had it happen to me...

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http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20130923/wipes-paper-towels-among-items-clogging-sewers

For those who don't know...putting certain items in the toilet can cause sewer problems in your house, your building sewer and the city sewers.

It is a disgusting problem if it happens. ALL water will not drain from your building and it backs up in toilets, sinks, tubs...all that RAW sewerage backing up is a HUGE problem.

The fix is thousands if the sewer is broken and the pipe has to be dug up.

Had it happen to me once...all because a tenant refused to stop flushing paper towels down the toilet. We had to dig 15 feet into the ground. We had to remove 8 ft of gravel to dig the 15 feet down! It costs thousands to have the pipe repaired and that was 30 years ago.

Dec 09

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Dec 09

Gas under $2.50???

Just looked at Gasbuddy.com. Seems Costco in Melrose park has gas at $2.49. Check before you head that way in case there is some kind of glitch. AMAZING.

Dec 08

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Dec 05

Updated Dec 06

Saving property from city demo

I am seeking to save two properties from the City of Chicago's Demo list. My problem is the city says that I would have to take ownership of the properties for them to work with me. So, I need help in locating several people that own these two properties:

Charles Rickette & Joseph Lasorella

Melissa L. Patton and Tamika Frazier

These owners have beautiful greystone properties that I would like to save. So, if they don't want the properties, I would very much appreciate if they would contact me. It is a shame that the city would destroy such beauty...

  • Mona1935 Born and Raised in Chicago

    Try contacting Preservation Chicago for Guidance, the Director of Advocacy is Erica, here is her email ericaruggiero@gmail.com. Also Landmarks Illinois also has a Advocacy Person who might be able to offer guidance. Good Luck!

  • Make sure you have the financial resources to rescue these properties. Some of these buildings are in really bad shape and require extensive work and money. If you don't bring them up to code you can get fined thousands of dollars. I would suggest going to the city of chicago...

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    Make sure you have the financial resources to rescue these properties. Some of these buildings are in really bad shape and require extensive work and money. If you don't bring them up to code you can get fined thousands of dollars. I would suggest going to the city of chicago building code violation website. It tells you the percentage a building is considered damaged. Anything more than 40% deterioration is a huge project and you will probably need at least 30K per floor to bring it up to code. A two flat will easily cost you 60 K to bring it up to code.

    If you have the time and resources, go for it, if not, walk away and save yourself a huge headache and court dates.

  • JoAnnRT Long time East Garfield Park resident

    Thanks for the info. I have not seen the inside of the properties, so I have no idea on how extensive the damages are. Your assessment is on the money about building code violations....This is why I was attempting to get that information from the city in advance, prior to...

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    Thanks for the info. I have not seen the inside of the properties, so I have no idea on how extensive the damages are. Your assessment is on the money about building code violations....This is why I was attempting to get that information from the city in advance, prior to going full force after the properties. Yet, with one property being built in 1800 and the other in 1910 , I can not just sit on the sidelines and let the city destroy these wonderful places. My max I could spend would be the $60k. However, my contractor would have to get inside and see the damages...we just can't get over that hump at this time.

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Dec 04

Updated Dec 05

Newbie

Hi, I am new to this site and a long time East Garfield Park resident. My neighbors and I have made it our mission, no our commitment to educate, assist, and improve the living conditions for our community residents. So, I hope this will be an excellent forum to exchange ideas and post information. I know we have great deal of senior and elderly people in the community as well and we will also be reaching out to them as well. Thank you for your time and Happy Holidays !

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    GP,

    She's already a long time resident of EGP but new to the website. Another long time sufferer.

    Join the discussion!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Thanks for telling me to read more closely.

Dec 05

PARTYMAN Alderman Winning because He Challenges Runners before Election Day ??

CHALLENGE HIM.. If you're knocked off of the ballot.. CAMPAIGN! Go Door to Door and Explain what is going on.. Tell them to Remember your name at the booths! WRITE YOUR NAME IN !! then go for a Runoff and FORCE him to Debate with you! You have support!! If you're hungry enough, you can SAVE YOUR COMMUNITY FROM MORE STRIPPER PARTIES AND other PARTIES PARTIES PARTIES!

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Dec 04

The Koyal Group Info Mag Review på Forskud omforme stamcelleforskning

Et årti siden, hævdede en dream team af forskere fra Pittsburgh til Sydkorea en medicinsk opfindelse, der lovede at omforme en kultur krig.

Forskerne sagde de specialdesignede stamceller fra klonede menneskefostre. Den videnskabelige gennembrud blev fejret over hele verden.

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Updated Dec 03

Street Resurfacing

Our street is being resurfaced at this late date in the season. When the crews are out there; go take a look at their work. If it appears to be shoddy/messy...or missing something; talk to them. Also email the Commissioner Rebekah.Scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org (check the spelling). Let them know if something is wrong and have the crews fix it ON THE SPOT.

You will have a lousey job if the crews do a bad job. The work will not sustain the test...

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Our street is being resurfaced at this late date in the season. When the crews are out there; go take a look at their work. If it appears to be shoddy/messy...or missing something; talk to them. Also email the Commissioner Rebekah.Scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org (check the spelling). Let them know if something is wrong and have the crews fix it ON THE SPOT.

You will have a lousey job if the crews do a bad job. The work will not sustain the test of time and be a bigger expense to taxpayers in the long run because of the bad work.

This is our REAL CIVIC duty. Catch a high paid person slacking or doing a bad job...and making them FIX IT on the spot! Somebody should be supervising...but the supervisors are not doing the best of jobs. THAT needs to be reported at the time it can do the most good....the day they are working.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    This is what we get when we keep putting sorry politicians in office. Chicago uses cheap materials and people don't hold anyone accountable. It's a scheme used to pretend work is being done and ALSO to pay contractors who are actually in bed with the Mayor. I drove out East...

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    This is what we get when we keep putting sorry politicians in office. Chicago uses cheap materials and people don't hold anyone accountable. It's a scheme used to pretend work is being done and ALSO to pay contractors who are actually in bed with the Mayor. I drove out East for the early part of spring (when the road work should have been done) and every other city I visited completely removed the streets, dug down at least a foot deep, installed steel rebar and poured concrete. Chicago removes maybe 2 inches of top asphalt and then replaces it with cheap asphalt AGAIN that will not last 6 months. This is WASTE!!

    I get so sick of this city because they waste so much of OUR money is thrown out the window. Every neighborhood, park and street in this city should have brick & cobblestone sidewalks/streets because we're paying enough to have it. But our money gets disbursed among the corrupt politicians that people keep electing. The mindset in this city is just amazing!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    So, why do Chicago keep supporting politicians who behave like this? WHY?...
    It defies logic. Too much defies rational thinking.

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