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S&S removed some Fly dumped wood chips today/some still remain

S&S removed 10 tuckloads of FLY DUMPED wood chips today at Homan/Lake. They removed ??? FLY DUMPED wood chips at Maypole/Kedzie. There is still a large mound still there.

The FLY DUMPED truckoads of wood chips were there for at least 9 months. Lets hope they can keep them picked up so that other FLY DUMPERS don't get the idea they can come here and dump in a ghetto.

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S&S removed 10 tuckloads of FLY DUMPED wood chips today at Homan/Lake. They removed ??? FLY DUMPED wood chips at Maypole/Kedzie. There is still a large mound still there.

The FLY DUMPED truckoads of wood chips were there for at least 9 months. Lets hope they can keep them picked up so that other FLY DUMPERS don't get the idea they can come here and dump in a ghetto.

THANKS for taking away these wood chips that were unauthorized and from an unknown source meaning they also could have been diseased or have pests.The last thing we need is a tree removal service dumping trees they cut down that had ash borer or asian long horn beetle, birch, maple disease!

The only wood chips that should be used are FORRESTRY wood chips. The city has wood chips they need to dispose of. Those are the chips that should be used.

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Attn: Owner Occupied Home Buyers... West Garfield Park Greystone for sale!

For any OWNER-OCCUPIED home buyers interested in a newly rehabbed bank owned 2-flat Greystone, there is one coming onto the market in the next couple of weeks. Price has not been announced as of yet, but we're anticipating it to be less than $100k. Rehab was done by Wells Fargo Bank. Absolutely gorgeous and you'll have a great neighbor...so I hear.

This property should easily pass an FHA Inspection.

Please note: Property is located in the K-Town neighborhood.

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Streets and San drove around today

Saw a truck driving by and stopped it. The District Manager was here surveying what work needed to be done.

Lets hope he deals with the disgusting mountains of wood chips at Lake/Homan and Kedzie/Maypole that attract rats. Shame on the NFP who was the catalyst for that dumping and now won't work to clean it up. Cei la vie. Mountains of rotting wood chips are disgusting and have been sitting there for more than 9 months.

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Saw a truck driving by and stopped it. The District Manager was here surveying what work needed to be done.

Lets hope he deals with the disgusting mountains of wood chips at Lake/Homan and Kedzie/Maypole that attract rats. Shame on the NFP who was the catalyst for that dumping and now won't work to clean it up. Cei la vie. Mountains of rotting wood chips are disgusting and have been sitting there for more than 9 months.

There are also alleys that FLY DUMPERS drive through and dump. It is astounding that with all the Police around...they don't arrest these dumpers. maybe we have 100 dumps a day!

Help convict a fly dumper....this is GOOD. Take pics that will convict...get some chump change :-) It will at least pay for your plastic bags.

There seems to be a difference of opinion who is responsible to sweep the streets and alleys.

Some S&S workers think it is the residents' job. As alleys and streets are paid for by taxpayer $$ and workers are paid by taxpayer $$...my call says that THE CITY OF CHICAGO is responsible to keep streets and alleys clean. They spend millions to install these streets. They are also paid for the upkeep. Sometimes they can use FREE prison labor (which is also managed poorly SWAP) In some neighborhoods contractors are paid and they don't clean. More outrageously...Offenders go scott free.

Tickets will help STOP littering, fly dumping, throwing booze bottles, drug needles, poop and pee. If they issued 100 a day in EGP...it would get alot cleaner over here. For those who can't pay their ticket fine; let THEM get the broom, rake, and sweeep sweeeep sweeep...ALL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER!!!

The jerk who made the mess should clean it up or pay to clean it up. It is NOT the job of neighbors. Many do not agree with this position. They want to volunteer and do the job for free that city workers and nfps are already paid to do.

Things won't get better unless those who are paid WORK.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Request that the responder who marked COMPLETE be punished in some way. Ask that your complaint be put in the employment file of the worker who did not do the work. The primary civic duty of slumdwellers is to make a paper trail so that those who are slacking get...

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    Request that the responder who marked COMPLETE be punished in some way. Ask that your complaint be put in the employment file of the worker who did not do the work. The primary civic duty of slumdwellers is to make a paper trail so that those who are slacking get removed. There is no reason to pay for a lifetime of not working and then a pension till they die. Loyalties that keep politicians in power who dole out jobs to those who don't work has been going on for maybe 5 decades. That is a long long time and it is time to kill their golden goose.

    Do a foia from 311 and ask for their records on your service calls when they in fact are not done. Keep a folder of all service calls you don't get. It will come in handy.

    REMEMBER WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE....red, blue, red, blue, red, blue. Forget everything else...The only exemptions are politicians who have been fair and served you well.

    Again...please post your results!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    A District Supervisor drove around today. He will clear out 3200/3300 W. Walnut and the alleys north and south of that street. He will deal with the woodchips at Lake/Homan and Maypole/Kedzie. He will clear out the alleys on the north side of Washington from 3100-3300.

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    A District Supervisor drove around today. He will clear out 3200/3300 W. Walnut and the alleys north and south of that street. He will deal with the woodchips at Lake/Homan and Maypole/Kedzie. He will clear out the alleys on the north side of Washington from 3100-3300.

    Not sure what else was on his plate. I think there was more.

    He is an energetic guy who doesn't want to see the kind of mess that he saw when he drove around.

    Remember...our civic duty is to report when work is not done in the neighborhood. We need to tell supervisors when people are paid to do a job and don't do the job. People have not been doing this in the past and that is why things are out of countrol in the ghettos.

    It is not our job to do the job that a civil servant or nfp were paid to do. That is what we are asked to do...volunteer for green days.

    The Maypole/Kedzie city owned vacant lot is disgusting and if you get out of the car and walk you will want to throw up. Now someone is fly dumping grass clippings. They need to get a ticket too.

Apr 10

Counting-Chicago Style

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

At last someone is writing about "the count". It gives a false impression when numbers are fudged. Changing the basis. Making new definitions. That and a host of other stuff amount to "cookin the books" and "cherry picking". In order for a real true accurate picture to be made comparisons of "apples to apples" is in order.

DavidB and NoahI have been writing about "The Chicago Way" for many years in the Chicago Magazine. THANK YOU GUYS! Chicagoans need...

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http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

At last someone is writing about "the count". It gives a false impression when numbers are fudged. Changing the basis. Making new definitions. That and a host of other stuff amount to "cookin the books" and "cherry picking". In order for a real true accurate picture to be made comparisons of "apples to apples" is in order.

DavidB and NoahI have been writing about "The Chicago Way" for many years in the Chicago Magazine. THANK YOU GUYS! Chicagoans need to read these articles and take action to make the city a better place to live.

A comparison of CPD murder counts and Cook County Morgue should reveal some HUGE disparity. I hope that some day someone, some institution, some governmental agency has the hutzpa...to dig and shine the light of day on this.

How empty does the city have to be before someone smart catches on????
Where are the young, ambitious political wanabees? Where are the smart techies who could gather up these data and re evaluate?

Again THANKS to Chicago Magazine. Thanks to DavidB and NoahI.

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Street Cleaning schedule for 2014. Find your ward/look for your zone

https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Sanitation/StreetSweepingMaps/Ward49_Sweeper2014.pdf

It appears that neighborhoods will get 6-7 street cleans from April to Nov. Find the schedule for your block!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES there are always FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER ways to do things. It is too bad the city doesn't use more of them.

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    You're right it seems to me like there years behind on technology..

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East Garfield Park and Englewood chosen for Safer (prisoners return)/

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/413074-The-Framework-for-Safer-Return.pdf

A Washington DC think tank did a study from 2008-2013 funded by the McArthur foundation. They Decided that EGP because of the fact that 1/3 of returning prisoners would go to EGP...and the neighborhood was not prepared for this...a study should be done.

Read and give your opinion on this. Some of our local nfps participated in this study. Did u now it was going on?

Apparently that University of Chicago Social Research people in the 77 Communities map...had...

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http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/413074-The-Framework-for-Safer-Return.pdf

A Washington DC think tank did a study from 2008-2013 funded by the McArthur foundation. They Decided that EGP because of the fact that 1/3 of returning prisoners would go to EGP...and the neighborhood was not prepared for this...a study should be done.

Read and give your opinion on this. Some of our local nfps participated in this study. Did u now it was going on?

Apparently that University of Chicago Social Research people in the 77 Communities map...had a finger in choosing East Garfield Park and Englewood because the community was not prepared and did not have the social services set up for this kind of massive re-entry of prisoners.

So, EGP and Englewood are official dumping grounds for prisoners release????

Read the study. What do you think?

Sometimes well intended programs are NOT good for we who live in EGP.

  • Apple Jaxx Pissing people off not once, but twice...

    A lot of these ex-convicts have roots on the west and south sides, so for them it's homecoming time. We don't expect them to be released to neighborhoods like Lincoln Park, do we?

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    AJ Sometimes criminals were arrested and did time for doing bad things. Putting them back in the same place where they did or can do bad things may not be the best for them or for the neighborhood.

    Going back to a ghetto may be a homecoming but it doesn't...

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    AJ Sometimes criminals were arrested and did time for doing bad things. Putting them back in the same place where they did or can do bad things may not be the best for them or for the neighborhood.

    Going back to a ghetto may be a homecoming but it doesn't make things better.

    Chicagos' map is large enough that all 50 wards could take a few. If all 50 wards contributed to re-entry and provided the jobs, education, distance from friends who are a bad influence...maybe the recidivism rate would be better. If the institutions in my ward are not able to provide the highway to getting straight and staying straight maybe some ward in a different part of the city could do a better job. I think the failure rate is 85%. Laws are now in place to lock criminals into their respective hoods.

    There are a plithora of programs, institutions, organiztions, nfps who have failed at t his task for say 30 years and things are not getting better; although boatloads of $$ is spent

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-02-25/news/chi-state-audit-criticizes-quinn-antiviolence-program-20140225_1_state-audit-auditor-general-william-holland-quinn

    This article talks about our rankings and why monies spent don't bear fruit.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-state-of-illinois-2014-edit-20140330,0,6209598.story

    Opportunity is what these men need. They need to separate from the environment and people who foster their bad behavior.

    Many wards could take in a few and really give a full effort to changing our prison turnstyle where most just revolve and go back. With house arrest being a plan of choice these days; neighborhoods will become more violent and crime impossible to remove. It is the kiss of death to dump all poor people, all criminals in zones out of sight.

    We take abused people out of their environments and help them to learn new behavior. If that is successful it is a really positive step. We don't have much of that in some of the hoods.

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