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City selling vacant lots in East Garfield Park for $1

The City of Chicago owns about 400 vacant lots in East Garfield Park - and they're selling them all for $1 each until Aug 4th.

If you own land on the same block as one or more of these lots, you can apply to buy up two of them.

Apply online here: http://largelots.org/apply/

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Scene of the Crime: 11-year-old girl killed by stray bullet

Two Chicago police sergeants guard the scene of a triple shooting on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue.

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Chicago police officers and detectives investigate a shooting at the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. A 11-year-old girl was shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.

Sirens drowned out the talk on Gladys Avenue just east of Pulaski Road where the 11-year-old was shot in the head during a sleepover.  She was inside a home with friends when someone outside opened fire, sending a bullet through the walls into a room where the girl played with friends.

She was the second child shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday. A 12-year-old was wounded in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. along with two adults.

People watch police activity at the scene of a shooting on the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue.

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Scene of the Crime: An 11-year-girl shot dead at sleepover

Two Chicago police sergeants guard the scene of a triple shooting on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue.

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Chicago police officers and detectives investigate a shooting at the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. A 11-year-old girl was shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.

The sirens drowned out conversations at a scene on Gladys Avenue just east of Pulaski Road where a 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m.

She was the second child shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. A 12-year-old was wounded in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m., along with two adults.

People watch police activity at the scene of a shooting on the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue.

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2 Dead, 17 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Evening

About 11:30 p.m., three people — 15, 22 and 32 — were standing on the corner in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue in West Garfield Park when someone in a light-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, police said.

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...Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and relatives. Family members said the...

The man, 35, was sitting on a sidewalk near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue about 3 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

The boy was a passenger in a parked vehicle in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue about 12:50 a.m. when a white van pulled up and someone fired shots, striking him in the arm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is listed in “stable” condition

The 19-year-old was discovered in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue with gunshot wounds to his back and foot, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

The men, 24 and 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street about 12:10 a.m. when they were shot, police said. The 24-year-old...

The men were standing on a corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they were shot, police said.

At least five others were shot Friday night. Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot a male who allegedly pointed a gun at Ogden District officers about 6:15 a.m. at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue, police said. The male’s age and condition were not immediately known.

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2 killed, 17 wounded in weekend shootings

About 11:30 p.m., three people — 15, 22 and 32 — were standing on the corner in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue in West Garfield Park when someone in a light-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, police said.

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The 10-year-old, identified by family members as Shamiya Adams, was shot in the head Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and relatives.

The man, 35, was sitting on a sidewalk near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue about 3 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

The boy was a passenger in a parked vehicle in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue about 12:50 a.m. when a white van pulled up and someone fired shots, striking him in the arm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is listed in “stable” condition

The 19-year-old was discovered in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue with gunshot wounds to his back and foot, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

The men, 24 and 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street about 12:10 a.m. when they were shot, police said. The 24-year-old...

The men were standing on a corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they were shot, police said.

At least five others were shot Friday night. Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot a male who allegedly pointed a gun at Ogden District officers about 6:15 a.m. at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue, police said. The male’s age and condition were not immediately known.

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Boy, 15, And Two Men Shot In West Garfield Park

About 11:30 p.m., the three–15, 22 and 32–were standing on the corner in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue when someone in a light-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, police said.

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Chicago Shootings Kill 11-Year-Old Girl, Injure 12-Year-Old Child

• Around the same time three men, including one 15-year-old boy, were shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in Austin. 

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The 11-year-old girl was shot around 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Garfield Park. She suffered a gun shot wound to her head, police said.

In the other case involving a child on Friday, three people were wounded about 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in East Garfield Park.

...was wounded in a shooting in Englewood. The man was sitting on the sidewalk at 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue when a dark-colored car drove by and someone from within the car fired shots...

Around 12:50 a.m., the boy was in a parked car in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in his arm, Estrada said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he is in stable condition.

One man, 24, and another man, 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

The men were standing on the corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

The man was on the porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue when two men approached him on foot and opened fire, Estrada said.

The man, who is a documented gang member, was in a car in the 7600 block of South Drexel Avenue when the shooter opened fire from an alley, striking him in his right eye, Estrada said. 

• Fifteen minutes earlier, a 26-year-old was standing in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue when a man pulled up in a silver BMW. The two exchanged words before the man got out of the car and started shooting, striking the 26-year-old in his stomach and his leg, Estrada said.

The boy was sitting in front of a residence in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired shots, striking him in his arm and foot, Estrada said.

2 days ago

More Than 20 Shot Overnight in Chicago

...including a 15-year-old boy, were shot around 11:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in an apparent drive-by shooting. The teen was shot in the leg and a...

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The young girl was shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Police shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them in the 2600 block of South Avers Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. No officers were injured in the incident.

A 35-year-old man was shot when someone in a dark-colored vehicle fired shots at him near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday. The victim was taken in stable condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Just before 1 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue. The teen was seated in a parked vehicle when a white van pulled up and...

Around 12:30 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue. The teen was discovered unresponsive on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the back and foot and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Two people were shot just after midnight in the 500 block of East 71st Street. A 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital...

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue. The man was shot in the abdomen and leg and was listed in serious condition...

Around the same time, five people were shot in the 1200 block of North Mason Avenue. A 27-year-old man who was shot in the arm, a 33-year-old...

A few minutes earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot in the ankle after two offenders fired at him while he sat on a porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue. The man taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 38-year-old man was shot just after 11 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard. The man was sitting in a car when someone fired shots from an alley striking him in the face. The man was listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Around 10:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot while sitting in front of a home in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. The teen was shot in the arm and foot and listed in stable condition at Roseland Community Hospital.

Around 6:30 p.m., a 17-year-old man was shot in the 4900 block of South Paulina Street. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available but the teen was taken in stable condition to an area hospital, police said.

Around 6 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue. The man was shot multiple times in both legs and walked into Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

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1 dead, 18 wounded — including 10-year-old — in shootings since Friday evening

About 11:30 p.m., three people — 15, 22 and 32 — were standing on the corner in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue in West Garfield Park when someone in a light-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, police said.

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...Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according

The man, 35, was sitting on a sidewalk near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue about 3 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

The boy was a passenger in a parked vehicle in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue about 12:50 a.m. when a white van pulled up and someone fired shots, striking him in the arm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is listed in “stable” condition

The 19-year-old was discovered in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue with gunshot wounds to his back and foot, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

The men, 24 and 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street about 12:10 a.m. when they were shot, police said. The 24-year-old...

The men were standing on a corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they were shot, police said.

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Police: Three shot in West Garfield Park

...were shot Friday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The three were in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue about 11:30 p.m. when they were shot, police said, citing preliminary information. One...

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Updated 3 days ago

What's up with the roads and all of the potholes?

We have to vote this cruel and deceitful Mayor out of office.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    GP,

    So where do we go to blow the whistle?

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I am up for making some calls if someone whats to centralize an issue, location, and sought after action; let me know how I can lend a hand.

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Funny old article

February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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Several...

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February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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Several years ago, I talked to a lakefront alderman who predicted Chicago would become a Midwestern Manhattan, with the wealthy inside the city limits, and the poor banished to suburbia.

“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”

Razing Cabrini Green to make way for the expansion of the Near North Side is part of that process. Expect it to intensify if Emanuel becomes mayor. It’ll be to his political advantage, and the city’s financial advantage. In the future, you won’t have to go down to Oak Street to see aspiring Eurotrash. They’ll be all over the city. It’s only a matter of time before Barneys New York opens a discount outlet in East Garfield Park.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuels-Chicago-116654619.html#ixzz1G7RrsOK7

Came across this about Rahm,the Census, gentrification & redevelopment of Cabrini. That last comment made me laugh (Barney's). It's coming.....

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Updated Jul 12

street lights outage

Why is it taking more than three weeks for the city of Chicago and Comed to restore service to our street lights? Several calls have been made to 311 and Comed...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u email Robert m?

  • No they're back on... Should this happen again I will email him... Thanks

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Updated Jul 08

Pete's Fresh Market* Madison & Western*

I just went to the new Pete's Fresh market..and can say-the lay-out is nice,the managers look exhausted,the workers are disconnected and have a bored to death teenagers attitude,the parking lot is filled with carts,yet many workers taking 'breaks' at the outdoor dining area...Pete's needs to get a few Marine/Army/Navy veterans in there to instill some work ethic,and attitude adjusting* From my perspective opening a business in the 'hood' looks pretty daunting.I wish them luck, they'll need it.

  • I have gone to this place on about 3-4 occasions, others have as well - it's a good option that prevents me from having to go further east.

    I have had zero problems with employees, even searching for the more esoteric items on my list they were patient and helpful....

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    I have gone to this place on about 3-4 occasions, others have as well - it's a good option that prevents me from having to go further east.

    I have had zero problems with employees, even searching for the more esoteric items on my list they were patient and helpful.

    Given the lack of options/competition in the area, I'm certain they will do well. Hopefully their presence will drive some of the food purchases away from the glut of liquor/food marts in the area as well. The density of those types of store is much too high given the population.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I finally visited the store late at night last week. I thought it was pretty decent but i need to return during the day.The deli foods and prepared foods looked very dried out but it was very late so that probably explains why.

    On another note, the Chinese restaurant in the plaza HAS HORRIBLE customer service. I've tried it twice and finally had enough. We STILL need a decent Chinese restaurant in the area.

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Updated Jul 07

No street lights 2700-2800 W Warren Blocks

I submitted a 311 request for the lights on these blocks. The requested was closed less than 24 hours saying the lights work fine. Has anyone else submitted these street lights to 311?

I tried calling 311 tonight and 2 times no answer. So I submitted again online with pictures.

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Updated Jul 07

Any good news in West Garfield Park?

I bought a property here ten years ago and have not seen much improvement. I live in the building. I hope that the Lot Program, or whatever it is called, which allowed EGP residents a shot at buying vacant lots for a buck moves into WGP. There are at least 6 vacant lots on my block. Gardens!

  • There is something called the "Large Lot" program which offers vacant lots for sale for 1 dollar with a maximum purchase of 2. You have to live at and own a property on the block where this is being offered. EGP started taking applications for lot purchases on July 1st. If that is where you reside, I wouldn't waste any time!

  • Taj's page are envirnoment dose not define who we are.

    Thank you so much.
    I'm on it now!

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Updated Jul 05

Meet New People/Young Professionals 25-40@ Vertigo Sky Lounge

We are having a free social event At the Dana Hotel's Vertigo Sky Lounge catered towards social young professionals in their late 20's, thirties and early 40's.
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