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What do residents of the 11th District think?

Commander Glen Evans was charged with serious misconduct. Did he do a good job in the ward?

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

    I've tried on several occasion to have a sit down with meeting him but to no avail.
    After there was a killing he made himself readily available via email. I felt that was a good step in the right direction.
    So to answer your question I'm split half and half.

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Local group seeks other Community Activists who want to help end violence

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side. They are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

They host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider contributing to their efforts!

Info: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo & http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

  • Hello, I emailed them to find out when they would be having the next meeting and heard nothing. Please advise.

  • Hello! My sincere apologies. We host our Community Empowerment and Unification meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm SHARP at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago. Therefor, the next meeting will be September 8th. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Join us in our mission of creating a safe, drug-free community!

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side community. We are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

We host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider joining us in our efforts!

Info: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo & http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

Nov 15 2011

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Westside Girl kipnapped on Kedzie

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  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting...

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    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting issue. Why should parents in our neighborhood have to walk the kids when parents in other neighborhoods don't even have to worry that something might happen to their kids.

    I am not going to let my neighbors take the brunt of blame for bad things happening here. There is plenty to go around for everyone. If everyone just did a little more to care and learn the right moves...we could have better progress.

    Currently there are very few that go to the records, look, study, make a plan...and get positive things to happen.

    So who is the problem? The liquor seller or the liquor user? The drug seller or the drug user? Racism is a bad thing all the way around.

    There would be NO STORES at all here if some one didn't come and open a business. Blacks don't open business, whites don't open business...who is left? Some immigrant that had a harder time in the country they left that we bombed...than they have dealing with gang/drug people in our neighborhood.

    Remember...the cost of government spending by city hall is in the billions...maybe 6 billion. Where is our fair share? Where are the jobs? Where is the Safety? Where is the GOOD education for our kids...Where is the economic development?

    We didn't get our share. Who didn't give it to us...what color were they? What color were the politicians?

    A small nobody store owner in our neighborhood didn't deprive us of anything. It was our government that failed us; that is who to blame.

  • MCBratcher Resident

    Most importantly, the girl was able to escape! That's an answer to prayer!

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Crime in East Garfield Park

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  • Marcus de la fleur Proud Lawndale resident

    I heard a really interesting interview on the radio with historian Peniel Joseph talking about the civil rights movement then and now, all in the context of the Ferguson events. Here is a link. It is worth-it-while to listen to the interview:

    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/20/peniel-joseph-ferguson

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Crowd sourcing can probably do a better job than most leadership can provide in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. Failures in leadership has been a critical component of Chicagos' past 50 years. One party rule has failed to uplift those in poverty out of poverty. Leadership has only fostered and...

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    Crowd sourcing can probably do a better job than most leadership can provide in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. Failures in leadership has been a critical component of Chicagos' past 50 years. One party rule has failed to uplift those in poverty out of poverty. Leadership has only fostered and institutionalized ghettos on the south and west sides of Chicago while developing opulence for tourists who don't live here.

    OMG take a walk on MIchigan Ave...hear the foreign voices as they shop till they drop. Personally I love cosmopolitan and international. What I don't love is that access to simple things in life..safety, jobs, decent housing...does not exist in the majority of the Chicago map for residents who live here and suffer from the grinding poverty.

    Insiders have failed to address our serious issues for 5 decades. Outsiders will probably do a better job because they have fresh eyes and are not biased and prejudiced as Chicagoans are.

    Again, this is not to denegrate politicians who have done a great job to service their constituents. Drive their wards and you can see the fruits of their efforts. Drive the wards of the vast ghetto wastelands and judge the politicans in those districts on the merit of their work. It is an easy test, yet many wards still maintain their blight despite union labor being paid to do this poor job.

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I am looking for architectural information on my property

Can any on tell me if there are any online sources to find the architectural history of a property? Who built it ? Pictures of its original condition? original owners. i especially need to look a the facade and how the gutters were placed.

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Updated Aug 15

East Garfield Park?

Looking to maybe move to East Garfield park. Anybody know that neighborhood?

  • Hello can you all tell me anything about Gladys and independence

  • MCBratcher Resident

    The intersection of Gladys and Independence is right across from the park and just off the interstate. One good thing would be how quick you could get on/off the highway. One bad thing would be that you would get a lot of traffic right there.

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Gladys and Independence

Hello, can anybody tell me about the 3800 block of Gladys?

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Want to help stop the violence in Chicago?

We are a group of local residents, businesses, churches, agencies, and government representatives working together to help improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago. The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders hold a monthly Community Empowerment Forum to discuss ways to create a safe, drug-free neighborhood. We hope you'll consider getting involved!

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- September 8, 2014 at 6pm:
The public is welcome to attend our next Community Empowerment Forum which will be held at...

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We are a group of local residents, businesses, churches, agencies, and government representatives working together to help improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago. The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders hold a monthly Community Empowerment Forum to discuss ways to create a safe, drug-free neighborhood. We hope you'll consider getting involved!

SAVE THE DATES:
- September 8, 2014 at 6pm:
The public is welcome to attend our next Community Empowerment Forum which will be held at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago.

- October 13, 2014 at 6:00pm:
All are invited to attend a Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago.

Read about our August Community Empowerment Forum here: http://bit.ly/Vpxoli

Stay updated on our work by following us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo
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Every night is a party

I find it ironic that every single time we listen to the news there is some new story about gangs and gun violence, but anyone in these neighborhoods knows that there is no action to actually clean up or curb behaviors...it is just to merely contain. Every single night east of Garfield Park around various bars (like the Brown Sugar 'Sports' Bar located on the 2600 block of Madison) there are literally hundreds of people loitering, openly drinking, walking openly...

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I find it ironic that every single time we listen to the news there is some new story about gangs and gun violence, but anyone in these neighborhoods knows that there is no action to actually clean up or curb behaviors...it is just to merely contain. Every single night east of Garfield Park around various bars (like the Brown Sugar 'Sports' Bar located on the 2600 block of Madison) there are literally hundreds of people loitering, openly drinking, walking openly with exposed guns and knives, urinating on cars, sidewalks, damaging neighborhood houses, being extremely loud often until ~4AM, and absolutely creating a menace. Allowing this type of behavior is NOT the way to rebuild a neighborhood and simply having CPD drive through and ignore the activity ultimately promotes it. There needs to be a citywide crack down on these establishments, AND a ban on these types of unsanctioned gatherings (there is NO way these would be classified as constitutionally protected right to assemble). It doesn't take much thought to figure out why so many shootings happen - allow a bunch of open drinking and drugs by several hundred people in a confined space and it is bound to happen. So the ironic part - today a well publicized task force is sweeping the west and south looking for fugitives, but Chicago isn't really looking to improve things. Chicago you may not approve of NYC style tactics / policies but I am begging for them because ultimately the ends justifies the means and our own livelihood is at stake.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We have found the best venue is to hit the legal paths and call to task those who do not do their jobs. The Inspector General, The Alderman Inspector, The Police Board, The Civilian Review Board, Procurement, Commissioners, Aldermen.

    Taking issues down the legal path..and involving horizontal and vertical cooperation...

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    We have found the best venue is to hit the legal paths and call to task those who do not do their jobs. The Inspector General, The Alderman Inspector, The Police Board, The Civilian Review Board, Procurement, Commissioners, Aldermen.

    Taking issues down the legal path..and involving horizontal and vertical cooperation with all those agencies get things done much faster than the long way that has been going on for the past 4 years.

    We even got The State of Illinois now riding with Chicago Police in the 11th district. It took a few years of asking...but the never ending violence...and perhaps the St Louis issues are getting new and hopefully better strategies to help neighborhoods rebuild. 70% vacant lots within 15 minutes of the downtown area....doesn't happen anywhere in the world only here where the CHICAGO WAY has thrived for far too many years.

    Video...uploaded to youtube...is an invaluable tool.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    There are some protocols that are part of the slow process. One should not need critical mass to get problems solved. If critical mass was involved with Ebola it would spread like the Spanish Flue that wiped out millions.

    Typically I work with sources who when I send an issue...

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    There are some protocols that are part of the slow process. One should not need critical mass to get problems solved. If critical mass was involved with Ebola it would spread like the Spanish Flue that wiped out millions.

    Typically I work with sources who when I send an issue they take action immediately. Why? Credibility of the truth/reliability of the information. Example: the old parking ticket guy (now gone) took every complaint I made and traced it down their system for 20 years. I was the only person sending in those kind of complaints. He would trace it through his system and we would identify city failure, vendor failure, mail failure, my failure, cpd failure.

    Example: the Att service dispatch takes my info and is alerted to a type of problem that is going to happen. Guess that would be what algorithms are now written to send signals for critical mass to be prepared....typically I beat their algorithm.

    So, I vote differently. If every one of the 25 neighbors built their own unique trusted source ( and helped that source problem solve) it would not take working on the QUALITY OF LIFE plan for 12 years and then an extended 3 years. If each neighbor started some kind of sustainable business that could have an address here it would be remarkable.

    This is not to denigrate all the hard work of neighbors and NFPS. It is just to say there are FASTER ways to get things done ...and FAST is critical in the days of scarce resources.

    We need an Economic Reform...that is lasting and that is not the constant funding of NFPS where fundings are so short these days. Investigations are also occurring because some do not fill their mission statements.

    Corruption and feeding friends...while stifling/killing innovation has gone on for far too long. Find techies, neuroscientists, lawyers....who can help solve these problems.

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