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  • I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did...

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    I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did a story saying he wasn't even supposed to be on the ballot because he didn't put on his economic disclosure form that he was getting rent from then 28th ward alderman ed smith. His quote in the paper was he forgot he owned the building. Yet he's qualified to be a Alderman??

  • I guess Ervin considers drug dealers to be successful entrepreneurs.

    Technically, he might be correct. The drug business is run like any other business. Drug lords know as much about business as any fortune 500 CEO.

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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

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The 20 Best Brunches In Chicago, 2014 Edition

Inspiration Kitchen is located at 3054 W. Lake St.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

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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Updated Oct 15

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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  • Books with African American Characters

    Mr. Townsend is asking for $276.60:
    My students need books with African American characters such as the Julian Tells series, Little Bill series, the Clubhouse Mysteries, and the Keena Ford series.
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The Koyal Group Info Mag Scientists got it wrong on gravitational waves

It was announced in headlines worldwide as one of the biggest scientific discoveries for decades, sure to garner Nobel prizes. But now it looks likely that the alleged evidence of both gravitational waves and ultra-fast expansion of the universe in the big bang (called inflation) has literally turned to dust.

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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.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is a GOOD neighborhood alert. Try to get as many people to post as you can with accurate information. We will then send the link to the mayor and Superintendent and ask that the detectives and department ARREST the teens who are robbing us.

    Did you see where they...

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    This is a GOOD neighborhood alert. Try to get as many people to post as you can with accurate information. We will then send the link to the mayor and Superintendent and ask that the detectives and department ARREST the teens who are robbing us.

    Did you see where they have resources (approx 100 cars and 200 men) to go after a guy who shot one police captain last night?

    If we do the math...$1000 wk /5=$200 per man unless they were on overtime. 200 men X $200 rate= $40,000 of men allocated to stand all night for 2 guys in one static location.

    If we get shot...we don't get that kind of service that is for sure.

    Where is it written that if an officer goes down the entire force responds but we have to sit and wait???

  • West side resident Lifelong Chicagoan

    If you see anyone on your property you need to call the cops ASAP!!! Don't take any chances.

    What if the next time the thugs are armed home invaders. What will they do to you and your family? Even though the cops are often unresponsive, it's better to call 911....

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    If you see anyone on your property you need to call the cops ASAP!!! Don't take any chances.

    What if the next time the thugs are armed home invaders. What will they do to you and your family? Even though the cops are often unresponsive, it's better to call 911.

    These thugs are bold because they have not suffered any consequences.. They need to be thrown in jail or taught some street justice. That's the only way they are going to curb their brazen lawlessness

    I'm actually considering on carrying a firearm to protect me and my family because of all the gang bangers/thugs.

    Please alert the yahoo and facebook East Garfield group so everyone will be aware

Oct 01

Updated Oct 08

Garfield Park Heroin Hut

Seems CPD will take another black eye. A Heroin hut has located itself in Garfield Park and operates uninterrupted for years.

CPD has knowledge of many drug areas that are active and destroy the neighborhood; yet most conduct business as usual every day WITHOUT any fear of being arrested by CPD.

What is the real reason open, flagrant drug dealing goes on in inner city areas??? Why doesn't the Government shut all of this down?

Why doesn't the government promote...

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Seems CPD will take another black eye. A Heroin hut has located itself in Garfield Park and operates uninterrupted for years.

CPD has knowledge of many drug areas that are active and destroy the neighborhood; yet most conduct business as usual every day WITHOUT any fear of being arrested by CPD.

What is the real reason open, flagrant drug dealing goes on in inner city areas??? Why doesn't the Government shut all of this down?

Why doesn't the government promote urban renewal as it has done in many neighborhoods? Safety is a primary requisite for neighborhoods to get better.

Is it the leadership? Some adjacent wards have had good progress these past few years because of good leadership. But not in 28.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/now-khorasan-group-231408644.html

Take a look at CBS news from last night.

  • The video tape should have included the drug dealers. Many of them hang out at 3800 W. Maypole and 3300 W. Maypole. The drug addicts come from everywhere including Madison & Pulaski. The drugs in the park have been reported by the community to the police for more than 15...

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    The video tape should have included the drug dealers. Many of them hang out at 3800 W. Maypole and 3300 W. Maypole. The drug addicts come from everywhere including Madison & Pulaski. The drugs in the park have been reported by the community to the police for more than 15 years. The park district manager, Jim said he doesn't manage police matters. The park district workers cut grass, pick up trash, etc. knowing the heroin huts and drug sales are going on. The police have been called about open air alcohol drinking too. They just drive through. The park district blames the Alderman, the Alderman blames CPD, CPD blames the people, and Caps never report the whole story from the residents to all parties involved. The park district need to assign a squad car to Garfield Park and cameras. The bikes are not working.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Turning a blind eye is what goes on. This makes no sense at all because a half dozen city employees turn a blind eye daily.

    That is why it is so bad here. City employees do not do their civic duty and turn in drug dealers. Go figure???

    Civilians should give evidence but not city workers?????

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • For The Love of Paint!

    Ms. Warner is asking for $285.06:
    My students need a variety of materials in order to explore their creativity through artistic means such as paint.
    Jacob Beidler Elementary School Comment
  • Books for Boys: Hardy Boys Graphic Novels

    Mr. Townsend is asking for $385.61:
    My students need books for boys. I started off with 1 Hardy Boys graphic novel for 75 students and quickly learned that there was a HUGE demand for more.
    Learn 7 Comment
  • Books For Lower Readers

    Mr. Townsend is asking for $403.74:
    My students need books for my lower readers. With a wide range of reading levels in my 4th grade classes, I find the our library needs more books for lower readers.
    Learn 7 Comment

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