Apr 11

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We need City Service

We are starting a new game to compete with each other.

Name your block, list what service you need here.

Email letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Tell him the circumstances and your list. Attach photos of the problem if you are able. Attach foias if you are aware service was dispatched many times and the problem still exists. If you ordered many times and apparemtly got nothing do a foia for several years. U may discovered someone lied and said they did the work...

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We are starting a new game to compete with each other.

Name your block, list what service you need here.

Email letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Tell him the circumstances and your list. Attach photos of the problem if you are able. Attach foias if you are aware service was dispatched many times and the problem still exists. If you ordered many times and apparemtly got nothing do a foia for several years. U may discovered someone lied and said they did the work but never successfully did the work.

Examples on my block were: (17)times crews came to change a leaky water meter (2) hour job. 85 cuts on vacant lots ( perhaps 18) were really cut. Blue recycle,bins marked delivered (3) times and never delivered at multiple houses. Service for a leaky parkway device (5) service disparches and never fixed. (3000) service,requests" for a black bin and garbage pickup,that never was done. Years of service calls for pot holes. The list goes on for a couple decades.

Let the games begin.lets see if we can transition these discussions into GETTING the city service.

Post the results here.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    GloriaA,

    Why not start your own thread? Get people to join u in your clean up on yoir thread.

    This thread is dedicated to emailing the mayor and asking them to assign city workers to do the job they paid to do.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Media,sel,gloria, Start a thread w/ your topic. Then there will b more eb topics that people can support in EGP. See if you are able to mobilize people to join u in your projects. I believe there is also a yahoo site for EGP. It used to b at the bottom of the wiki page for EGP. U may find people who want to do what you want to do on that site. I think there may b 100 on that site.

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  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Here is another great deal. There is a magazine subscription that is FREE.
    Genome magazine has a free1 year subscription. I think their site is genomemag.com. Hit subscriptions. If that is not it, search amd find it?

    For those interested in new cutting edge medical gene mapping and the relationship to disease....it is an amazing magazine!

    This can eliminate the trial and error testimg doctors do that result in so many false positives.

Feb 23

Updated 6 days ago

Any new Businesses in East & West Garfield Park?

I always heard that the West side was the red-headed step-child of black Chicago. Always ignored and last to get city services. After living hear for a few years, I realize this is definitely the case. Our Rotten Mayor Rahm Emanuel has completely ignored the West side, EVEN during his re-election bid. He doesn't even care to get our votes.

The West side is completely stagnant. I've been following many of the events, upgrades and investments happening throughout the entire...

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I always heard that the West side was the red-headed step-child of black Chicago. Always ignored and last to get city services. After living hear for a few years, I realize this is definitely the case. Our Rotten Mayor Rahm Emanuel has completely ignored the West side, EVEN during his re-election bid. He doesn't even care to get our votes.

The West side is completely stagnant. I've been following many of the events, upgrades and investments happening throughout the entire South side from Pullman, Roseland, Washington Park, Bronzeville & especially Englewood. Englewood is getting a Whole Foods Market, has several new technology incubators, food labs, King-Kennedy College, several new coffee shops, independently owned cafes/restaurants and more. Englewood is actually on the come-up and the ball is rolling! I LOVE IT! Englewood is grass-rooting itself out the hole! I'm extremely happy for them because I love a "comeback against all odds" story,

Why are East Garfield Park & West Garfield Park still ignored? I think I have to look in the mirror on this one. We allow an Alderman to continue getting into office without holding him accountable for doing absolutely nothing. I also don't think people on the West side have the innovation or community pride to make such changes in our community. I see no visual signs of cultural pride such as tech incubators, coffee shops, independently owned boutiques, art galleries, musical events, playhouses etc. happening on the West side. Alderman Ervin would rather host a Superbowl Party with strippers for West side gangsters. I'm beginning to believe what everyone told me about Garfield Park before moving here. The West side is just different (and not in a good way).

  • agreed the 28th ward does nothing.I called a week ago to ask why are streets haven't been swept yet(its supposed to be twice a month April to Nov).they told me they don't have any control and I should call the 28th ward streets and san station.and of course that's run...

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    agreed the 28th ward does nothing.I called a week ago to ask why are streets haven't been swept yet(its supposed to be twice a month April to Nov).they told me they don't have any control and I should call the 28th ward streets and san station.and of course that's run by Ervin and ed smiths old office boss.and they didn't know when the street would be cleaned because of budget cuts???? across the street on Kedzie in the 27 ward Washington blvd has already been cleaned twice in April.I guess the budget cuts don't affect the 27th ward.for the last four to five years Washington blvd between Kedzie and Homan averages a clean three times for the season.thats 13 times less then it should be.the city cant even keep a street cleaned how are they going to solve any of the other problems that plague the west side.

  • also can you send a letter to mayor about the first house on south side of street on maypole past ike simms heading to kedzie.back yard is used as a toilet and drug spot.over 50 letters to mayor over two years and still no action.thanks.

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Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Khan Academy has a new facelift!

For those seeking a better education for their kids, click every link and get familiar!

No reason for kids in EGP to fall behind with this FREE world class resource

  • KJean Work in EGP. Live in Logan.

    Thanks for spreading the word! My students in EGP use it in the classroom all the time!

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    No, thanks for letting us knnow a chicago teacher is using this incredible tool that will help kids excell in the inner city, what school are you at?

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I keep.posting their site but EB won't display it.

    Go to khanacademy.org

Apr 11

Founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Szandor LaVey, has no link to Chicago's John Hancock Center

...Gertrude Augusta Coulton who were both 27 years old at the time and living at 3826 W. Maypole Avenue in Chicago.  Michael was a purchasing agent and his wife was a homemaker...

The home where the future Church of Satan founder spent the first two years of his life no longer exists.   It is merely an empty lot next to 3822 W. Maypole.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

...the stories go, Anton LaVey is born in his family’s exclusive home in the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue in 1930 and because of this fact the John Hancock Center is virtually cursed and...

Anton (Howard) was born at the Franklin Boulevard Hospital at 3240 Franklin Boulevard which was only about 6 years old at the time of LaVey’s birth and...

Both his birth hospital and birth residence were nowhere near the future site of the John Hancock Center at 875 N. Michigan Avenue.  In fact they are separated by about 7 miles and would actually be closer to the western suburb of Oak Park.

...to the fact that they appear in the 1933 San Francisco City Directory living at 358 21st Avenue in San Francisco with Anton’s father working as a salesman at Levin’s Auto...

Apr 11

Updated Apr 11

Rahm Emanuel has a plan to develop the West side:

"He talked about appointing West Siders to boards overseeing Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges and about developing an “economic development strategy” to rebuild the city’s West Side. Emanuel wants it to be community-driven and maximize five “major assets”: the Illinois Medical District, Malcolm X College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the United Center and the Garfield Park Conservatory."

Does this "so-called" development plan only go as far west as Pulaski Avenue? Are West Garfield Park & North Lawndale left out of this development plan? My guess would be yes.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/514295/emanuel-predicts-mecca-mega-deal-end-spring-legislative-session

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for sharing this, We Need Change.It does seem as if the Mayor heard our complaints about omitting the West Side, and is incorporating this new language in his narrative. I share your concern that he is not committed to North Lawndale Austin or West Garfield Park. Heretofore, the Mayor has allowed our communities to continue to languish on the vine. We need to continue to advocate for change and to make our voices heard.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Most definitely Valerie.

    I plan to see how I can get a position on this board. The best way to ensure that every corner of the West side is included is to be present. We need to know this is not a sound bite but actually a plan that comes...

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    Most definitely Valerie.

    I plan to see how I can get a position on this board. The best way to ensure that every corner of the West side is included is to be present. We need to know this is not a sound bite but actually a plan that comes to fruition. We have to keep the pressure on the Mayor and make him keep his word.

    Personally, I'll be moving out of state soon. But I still have property on the West side that I plan to keep, so I continue to have a vested interest on the West side. I hope others who'll be here on a consistent basis will also join this board. We need this to happen.

Mar 16

Updated Apr 11

Public Trash Cans

Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes,...

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Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes, not that we don't try. I don't understand the mentality of people that litter. Are they not disgusted by how trashy the neighborhood looks? I figure at least if there are places to put trash then something might start to change.

So I'm going to put in a request with my alderman this week, but that's not always the best solution. Does anyone know of any other ways to reach out, and make this happen?

Also, don't turn this thread into a whine fest about the alderman, government, lazy neighbors, etc. Problems and hurdles can be overcome.

  • I will help any way I can...please please let's start working to get this done.. contact me..

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Ms. Jenny, I'm not a primary mover and organizer of this bonding opportunity, but a staunch supporter of the prime members, whoever they are. They are fighting dirt the old fashion way...........cleaning up.

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Apr 08

Updated Apr 09

Cops release image of teens who stole cell phones on CTA Green Line

...Green Line train. Both victims, seated near the doors and as the train approached the Lake and Pulaski stop, had their phones grabbed from their hands by offender(s), who fled out the...

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It is good for images to b broadcast so those who commit crimes can b found. If teachers of schools in the vicinity,looked at images, they may b able to identify those committing illegal acts. They are familiar with many neighborhood kids.

    Is there a photo database of students photos? Perhaps face recognition software could help.

    The CTA could determine from past tapes if kids ride at the same time daily and lay wait for,them.

    These images are clear!

    Thanks Forest Claypool for improvements on the CTA.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    EB people plz clock the link and see if you know the youth who stole a riders' cel phone. The Kedzie Greenline Pulaski stop is in a very rough area. Patrons need to be safe while riding the trains.

    Cel thiefs pushed a woman down the stairs at Fullerton stop and the woman died.

    Really bad things can happen.

    Trib THANKs for broadcasting these images.

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Police seek suspects in thefts on Green Line

Two Green Line passengers had their phones stolen from them while on the train last Thursday, April 2 near the Lake and Pulaski stop.

Apr 08

Cops release images of teens who snatched cellphones on CTA Green Line

According to a community alert, the victims were seated near the doors as the train approached the Lake and Pulaski station. When the doors opened, someone grabbed the victims' phones from their hands and fled out the doors, police said.

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Apr 07

Chuey signs all over 28th ward

I noticed Chuey and Fire Rham signs all,over the 28th ward including by the Ike Simms Polling place.

What does this mean? Is 28 for Chuey? The poll closes soon. Everyone should vote if they are avle.

Apr 07

Go Chuy! Go Westside!

Historically the west side has not had much political muscle. Here's our chance! Don't past this one up westsiders!

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Apr 06

Happy Easter!!

Happy Belated Easter to you all!!! There was Peace on Gladys this weekend, thanking God for that. I was able to sit outside with my kids and play without gun shots ringing!! I hope, everyone enjoyed their weekend. Anything new in the hood?

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Apr 03

Five Injured—Two Seriously—In West Side Crash

The crash near Lake Street and Pulaski Road required extrication efforts by responders, Fire Media Affairs said in a tweet at 11:36 p.m.

Apr 03

5 injured in West Side crash

The crash happened about 11 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Lake Street. A 28-year-old man driving a Mercury Marquis westbound on Lake Street apparently crossed over into oncoming traffic and struck a Pontiac Grand Am traveling westbound, police said. The Marquis then struck a pillar on Lake Street.

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Updated Apr 02

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    I didn't post it.

  • West side resident Lifelong Chicagoan

    Right on mediabites. Thank god I'm not in his ward, I'm in Burnett's ward. I can relate however, I once lived in the 24th ward, and that is a bigger circus than the 28th. Can't say i looked back since I left. It was a tough decision but I realized the neighborhood was going down the tubes and I didn't want to be a part of it.

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