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Jan 15

Updated 5 days ago

"Bad Landlords"

Some of you may have heard by now that the City is planning on posting a list of "Bad Landlords". Granted there may a few here and there. However, I feel that if the city post a list of "Bad Landlords then there should be a list for "Terrible Tenants" as well!

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

    Nothing kills a lie better than truthful info.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The world is just a different place than 50 years ago. The internet has changed everything, Email has changed everything. Hackers have changed everything. Revolution is just not the same anymore with all the media stuff facebook, twitter, etc.

    Things are just different and a trillion dollars could travel round...

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    The world is just a different place than 50 years ago. The internet has changed everything, Email has changed everything. Hackers have changed everything. Revolution is just not the same anymore with all the media stuff facebook, twitter, etc.

    Things are just different and a trillion dollars could travel round the world with the click of a mouse in a second. THINK on how fast that is! Things that were a twinkle in someones' eye can be a 3 dimensional item within hours thanks to 3d printing.

    Things are just different, faster, maybe better and maybe worse. It is hard to sort out but one must do the best they can.

    In 50 years China built itself up into a superpower. In the same 50 years the south and west sides of Chicago cratered to unlivable conditions where 1/3 of the population has fled to the suburbs. 1.2 million have left; most in minority neighborhoods because living conditions are the worst.

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Updated Jan 19

Jason Ervin continues to get caught up in questionable activities

A Multimillion Dollar gets a $2000 per month rent agreement for a $2k donation . No wonder these neighborhoods do not improve
http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/301614/watchdogs-movie-studio-boss-pays-20k-debt-city-hall-sun-times-inquiries

  • Project North Lawndale Why are the W.Side Alderman Paid for NOTHING?

    Ervin does not campaign, would be interesting to see if he gets investigated for campaign funds that he
    doesnt spend. He simply challenges everyone who wants to run

Jan 12

Updated Jan 19

1 killed, at least 5 wounded in city shootings

The man, 21, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot in the leg, Gaines said.

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Harrison, of the 2700 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was shot in his abdomen, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and was pronounced dead there at 12:29 a.m., according to the medical examiner.

The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. on the 4500 block of South Paulina Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

The boy was at the store in the 600 block of East 75th Street with several other people when a male entered and fired shots about 10:25 p.m., Alfaro said.

The man was getting a haircut at a barbershop in the 2100 block of West 35th Street about 7 p.m. when a masked offender came in and fired shots, police said. 

  • Thats politics Political junkie

    When I attended the CAPS meeting we were assured that the assailant and the "problem" was from the west side and would be staying there. The officers assured us that there was not an uptick in gang crime in this part of the 9th. Actually many types of crime were down compared to a year ago some of them in half.

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Updated Jan 18

Maybe next election!

I have read a look of post in regards to replacing Alderman Ervin in this up coming election. From what I've read It seems like we'll be stuck with Erivn for another four years.
Going forward I think the plan now should be selecting a qualified candidate and we all rally behind that one person. Get that person out there so that he/she can gain some notoriety.
Also, After reading a lot of the posts it seems like there maybe serval candidate among the group?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I absolutely agree. I'd like to see Amara Enyia run for Alderwoman. The only other alternative is to prepare to get the public media involved to put a spotlight on our living conditions. Such as the time when the 2 ladies contacted the local news to expose the heroine smoke...

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    I absolutely agree. I'd like to see Amara Enyia run for Alderwoman. The only other alternative is to prepare to get the public media involved to put a spotlight on our living conditions. Such as the time when the 2 ladies contacted the local news to expose the heroine smoke den located in the middle of Garfield Park.

    We need to prepare to reach out to local media outlets, journalist and the national media outlets as well. We need to put Ward 28 under the spotlight for the next 4 years.

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Updated Jan 16

Fioretti as 28th Ward Write In Candidate

Why can't Fioretti be written in as 28th ward alderman? He has no ward, knows the west side and is experienced.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If there are enough illegal actions and convictions...I think one can loose their seat. Then the mayor appoints a candidate.

    Not sure how all of that plays out in the legal system.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I don' think you have to foia. I think there are websites that publish donors to candidates. Is moveon.org one of them? Does anyone know what site that would be? If so, please post here.

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Property rentals provided by Trulia

Jan 15

Any FOOD entrepreneurs out there?

https://www.chobanifoodincubator.com/

Chobani the yoghert place is doing some kind of innovative food thing. Take a look if you are a FOOD entrepreneur!

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Jan 07

Updated Jan 14

4 more years of ervin

well it looks like Ervin knocked everyone off the ballot.so I wouldn't expect to much change over the next four years. Its sad that a person who claims to be a democrat try's and succeeds in stopping the democratic process.its also a sign of how bad a job he has done.that he is so fearful of any one else getting on the ballot.he knows he has done nothing for the residents of the 28th ward.

  • Project North Lawndale Why are the W.Side Alderman Paid for NOTHING?

    It looks like you all have 1 write-in candidate. Has anyone reached out to help out? Does anyone care?

  • I would support McGill , Jackson and anyone against Ervin.
    If it takes a write in, so be it.
    circulate McGill's name heavily to all of the 28th ward.

Jan 14

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Jan 13

How Taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent

I went to this last time, and it was very surprising how our taxes/TIFs in the 27th Ward have been spent. They are having another free/public meeting. This time the meeting is in the Near North with plenty of free parking. I highly recommend attending.

Saturday, January 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Marcello’s ~ Father and Son Restaurant
645 West North Avenue

Here is the URL for more information:
http://tinyurl.com/27th-Ward-TIF-meeting

The meeting is being hosted by Gabe Beukinga, candidate for 27th Ward Alderman, and Tom Tresser of the CivicLab TIF Illumination Project.

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Jan 12

West Garfield Park Stakeholders invite all to attend Jan. 12th Empowerment Meeting

Please come and show your support for community improvement! All are welcome to attend this monthly Community Empowerement meeting.

Monday, January 12th
6pm SHARP
The Allison United Foundation for Better Living
4540 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, Youth Council and other West-side Partners invite you to attend this meeting and discuss how we can Engage, Empower and Enlighten the community. Together, we can Promote a Safe and Drug-free Community, while Bridging the Inter-generational Gaps, and...

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Please come and show your support for community improvement! All are welcome to attend this monthly Community Empowerement meeting.

Monday, January 12th
6pm SHARP
The Allison United Foundation for Better Living
4540 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, Youth Council and other West-side Partners invite you to attend this meeting and discuss how we can Engage, Empower and Enlighten the community. Together, we can Promote a Safe and Drug-free Community, while Bridging the Inter-generational Gaps, and reduce Underage Drinking, Substance Abuse and senseless violence!

The meeting will be a discussion of how critically important it is for our communities to unite to collaboratively and the steps we can start to take.

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders is a collection of residents, businesses government representatives, churches and other local concerned citizens whose mission is to bridge the inter-generational gaps in order to promote a safe and drug-free community. They work together with other local organizations, like Fathers Who Care and Austin Weekly News, to improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago.

For more information on this event and on the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, contact Reverend Jones at 773-287-5821 or walter@fatherswhocare.us.

Visit our website: http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

Jan 12

1 killed, at least 5 wounded in city shootings

The 21-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was shot in the leg, Gaines said.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Harrison, of the 2700 block of West Jackson Boulevard, was shot in his abdomen, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and was pronounced dead there at 12:29 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. on the 4500 block of South Paulina Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

The boy was at the store in the 600 block of East 75th Street with several other people when a male entered and fired shots about 10:25 p.m., said Chicago Police Deparrtment News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The man was getting a haircut inside a barbershop in the 2100 block of West 35th Street about 7 p.m. when a masked offender came in and fired shots, police said. 

Jan 12

1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The 21-year-old was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked white sedan about 10:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of West West End when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg. His condition stabilized, police said.

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The older man, later identified as Michael Harrison, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Harrison lived in the 2700 block of West Jackson, authorities said.

About 6:45 p.m., a 25-year-old man was standing outside in the 4500 block of South Paulina when a red SUV drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The boy and several people were standing inside the store in the 600 block of East 75th Street when a gunman walked inside and fired shots, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the upper body and leg in the 2100 block of West 35th Street, police said. His condition had stabilized, but it was not known which hospital he was taken to, police said.

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