2 days ago

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Any thoughts on CPD Foot Patrol in your area?

We had a frustrating Sat night. 12-25 small kids were running around on a federally subsidized section 8 building on the 3200/3300 W. Maypole block unsupervised. They were ages 1-7. Private security said that CPD foot patrol would go out. Believe it or not, Foot patrol could not get those toddlers and tikes under control!!!!

Anybody else experiencing the cat and mouse game of patrol walks, element moves; only to return say 3-5 min later? Seems this is a tremendous...

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We had a frustrating Sat night. 12-25 small kids were running around on a federally subsidized section 8 building on the 3200/3300 W. Maypole block unsupervised. They were ages 1-7. Private security said that CPD foot patrol would go out. Believe it or not, Foot patrol could not get those toddlers and tikes under control!!!!

Anybody else experiencing the cat and mouse game of patrol walks, element moves; only to return say 3-5 min later? Seems this is a tremendous WASTE of taxpayer $$.

No curfew violations written. No kids taken to their parents. Is this where training starts on the streets at age 1-7?

Anybody else got stories of ineffective FOOT PATROL?

Lets talk about it and send the link to the Police Board.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    " Along with paying curfew tickets, they should be forced to take social educational classes to teach them the proper protocols of society"... but no one on EB finds this comment problematic? Nobody??

    I suppose it means people concur.

    I think you're out of touch BW. It's no secret there...

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    " Along with paying curfew tickets, they should be forced to take social educational classes to teach them the proper protocols of society"... but no one on EB finds this comment problematic? Nobody??

    I suppose it means people concur.

    I think you're out of touch BW. It's no secret there are great numbers of dead beat parents on the West Side. Not sure how or where you were raised but it's common courtesy to respect your neighbors. That means getting your kids off the streets when the street lights come on, teaching your kids right from wrong, respecting other peoples property/space etc.

    You and I just think differently. Also, your street cred argument is corny. Raise your badazz kids! I stand by what I say. I hope your way works...whatever that is? But I have a feeling, the rude and disruptive crowd will not outlast the ones who want to contribute to the improvement of this city.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    In regards to the conversation, I thought some of you might enjoy this read:

    http://theblackurbanist.com/

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Neighborhood Talk

Do anyone know what is going on with the large building at 3263 W Fulton blvd ? It is often open. It is an eye sore on the block.

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Sep 23

Updated 2 days ago

East Garfield Park Cleaning Up Yet?

Thinking about buying a SFH in EGP. Around Madison & California. If we purchase, we promise to do our part to keep it clean and safe. (Sweep, cut grass, plant flowers, call police, rally the neighbors, develop a phone tree, community flower garden, block by block).

Anybody out there purchase a property in that community and loving it?

Thoughts please?
Lynne

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    I hear you GPB. And for any of you out there interested in purchasing anywhere, get yourself a GREAT lawyer. You'll be glad you did! Cheap out and you'll pay in the long run. (Just my thought).

    This is not the one for us. Just wanted folks to know whats...

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    I hear you GPB. And for any of you out there interested in purchasing anywhere, get yourself a GREAT lawyer. You'll be glad you did! Cheap out and you'll pay in the long run. (Just my thought).

    This is not the one for us. Just wanted folks to know whats out there

    And yes, $44K is a STELLAR price, but there are still a few drug selling, gang and ne'er do-well issues that come along as a "rider" of sorts. And in regard to this particular property area, issues abound. But again, its up to the individual. Do you have a what it takes to pioneer? You will need the patience of a saint, a sense of humor like Bernie Mac and the energy of a 20 year old, but oh the rewards you will reap...

    Lynne McDaniel
    Goddess of WOW!

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    FYI everyone. The property link I listed is now under contract. Hope it's a great neighbor and they appreciate the historic value of the property and help revitalize the community.

    Lynne McDaniel
    Goddess of WOW!
    West of Western

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Elliott and Associates Strategic Planning Review Europe Tokyo Paris Asia 2014 Markedsføringsstrategi

Stund ferien årstid er utvilsomt en travel periode for små bedrifter, er det viktig å sette av tid til å planlegge din markedsføringsstrategi for år fremover. Hvordan vil du fortsette å opprettholde og utvide virksomheten din i 2014? Hvilke planer har du å holde bedriften på rett spor og holde foran konkurrentene?

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Envision & Wonder Magazine Contest & Open Submission!

Envision & Wonder proudly presents it’s First Magazine Submission & Competition. All Interested Artist, Writers, Dreamers and Musicians are welcome to submit to the October Issue of Envision & Wonder Magazine.

1. There’s a CONTEST. The Theme is Dreams & Nightmares. Objective: Create an original work of art, writing or a combination of both that encapsulates the given theme. Rewards are listed on the Submission page.

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Envision & Wonder proudly presents it’s First Magazine Submission & Competition. All Interested Artist, Writers, Dreamers and Musicians are welcome to submit to the October Issue of Envision & Wonder Magazine.

1. There’s a CONTEST. The Theme is Dreams & Nightmares. Objective: Create an original work of art, writing or a combination of both that encapsulates the given theme. Rewards are listed on the Submission page.

2. There’s a CLUSTER CALL. In case you were wondering that Is an Open Submission for all Types of Artists. We are seeking anyone interested in Ad Spaces, Previews,Working titles, Works in Progress, Concept Art & Illustration, Articles, Reviews,Comic Strips, Graphic Novel Teasers, Fine Art, and Music.

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So now that the hard part is out of the way. Lets get this Magazine Started. Good Luck!

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5 days ago

Voters and Housing

@ gpblight, I am not picking on you, but it seems you blame poor black people for every ill on the westside. Yes a good many destroyed it but they did not create poverty. Poverty is a big business for politicians.!!!!
Those who are less fortunate may not have been taught that if you know better(information, education, etc) you can do better.Yes when Election time comes, people will gladly pass out flyers for some of those self-centered politicians who pay...

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@ gpblight, I am not picking on you, but it seems you blame poor black people for every ill on the westside. Yes a good many destroyed it but they did not create poverty. Poverty is a big business for politicians.!!!!
Those who are less fortunate may not have been taught that if you know better(information, education, etc) you can do better.Yes when Election time comes, people will gladly pass out flyers for some of those self-centered politicians who pay them $ 75.00 for a few hours work. Yet they are not the only ones who keeps voting them in.
Where do you get your statistics ?Where do you expect low wage & no income people to live after almost 25-30,000 housing units were demolished(projects) and the severe foreclosure crisis, not to mention high unemployment rates of minorities in Chicago.This was done by design. Please read :University of Chicago Press, Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960. Many of us were once middle-class homeowners & working people (now low-income)who were hit hard during U.S.Economic Crisis and are still trying to recover.

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6 days ago

New Democratic Party

The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection,...

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The new democratic party's primary objective this election season is to assist me and other potential candidates win elections in 2015. Now I'm planning an event next week to outline what the Chicago New Democratic party is, our benefits for participating in it, and the roles we can play in it.

The NDP is strongly pro-government, upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work, approve of regulation and environmental protection, more positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups, and generally liberal on racial issues

I have lots of information about my campaign, but it does not reflect the role of the Chicago New Democratic party, I opted on having two to three events exclusively about the Chicago New Democratic party next week (so you can view this as advertising).

Because the party hasn't officially started yet and I don't even know if I'll be one of its' officers... I stayed away from writing anything about the future political entity

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Sep 22

Updated Sep 23

Two plans and lots of similarities between the two

I came across an article in the Tribune called, "A new plan of Chicago: 12 ways to heal our city", and it very similar to my own plan for the 28th ward. I encourage everyone to read the article (Chicago Tribune, Sunday, September 21, 2014). There are few differences, but they have more similarities.

Sep 23

Sep 18

Updated Sep 23

Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I think it takes 450 signatures to get on the ballot right? I signed one for my neighbor and will sign one for anyone who wants to run.

  • 473 signatures are need.

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Sep 20

Updated Sep 22

The new way

To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class,...

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To vote for just any politician to remove a dislike political figure is dangerous; that is, we should maximize on our replacement. If you vote, you should be convinced that the replacement offers you the best return on your investments.

I am committed to establishing a true middle-class, I am committed to establishing a strong business community, and I'am committed to investing in a growth in home ownership.

All the way up 'til now our local politicians has been anti-middle-class, anti-business, and anti-home ownership, to endorse these pursuits leads to competition and that's what they never wanted. But that is what we need, that is how we will grow. We must support the free market, this is a capitalist economy; therefore, we must participate in the capitalist economy.

Help me help us, this is the chance to get it right.

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

    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know...

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    Bother Harris,

    How do you propose to initiate and sustain your commitment to the middle-class. Oh yes, what is a middle-class? What is a free market? What bad politicians has (have) been anti-middle-class?

    Going public with your position can be dangerous insofar as exposing what you don't or do know and possibly ain't got a clue.

    Explain to us, for the edification of our liberation and in one or two syllable words, what is a "capitalist economy.

    Give some examples of your vision and foundation to encourage genuine interest and potential participation in your ethos.

    See me, William, on YOUTUBE: "VACANT LOT PSYCHIC". Cleaning up our community will make it more "Investment Worthy".

    SEL

  • I watched your video and I found it very insightful. Thank you for sharing (this is much needed).

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

    Stay on it. Read, read and read, and pray for comprehension.

    Also see "WAR ON FILTH".

Sep 22

Urine Trouble: How Can the CTA Keep Its Elevators Free of Pee?

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Sep 16

Updated Sep 20

Election Time!

Can someone please tell me who running against Ald. Ervin in the 28th ward?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I've NEVER seen a more useless politician! Is no one running against Jason Ervin?

  • there are several people running.so far I think its 6.there is a 28th ward facebook page.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting...

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    William,

    This is music to my ears! I look forward to getting involved and supporting someone. Not sure who yet, but we MUST get a new Alderman for the 28th ward. Someone who will not vote with Rahm Emanuel 100% of the time and someone who is sincere about getting the 28th ward back on its feet. Returning the power back to the hard working residents and not the gang-bangers, drug dealers, drug addicts, connected business owners and corrupt politicians.

    I'd beware of Jason Ervin stepping down before his term ends, only for Rahm to appoint another bought-off Alderman to vote with him 100%. Be cautious of this! Jason Ervin CAN BE BOUGHT-OFF!!

    Let's get it right this upcoming election.

Sep 20

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Sep 19

Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

Sep 19

The Agenda

The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments...

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The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments (1,200,000).

The goal is to secure 1/3 of the revenue from the creation of the Chicago Chess Association to fund need programs in the 28th ward, participants from around the city will be encouraged join and stay involved (that way we can create revenue and still stick to the tradition way of gathering funds).

Funds will be spent in five specific areas; namely, education, job creation, environmental improvement, housing exploration, and events.

I will strengthen community participation through the 49 precinct captains, 5 main captains, 5 professional from the academics, 10 collegiate students from areas of interest in relation to the 28th ward's growth.

Community participations will always be welcomed and encouraged.

Information will be gather to so that we can make inform decisions as to the best course for the ward.

Sep 19

Jobs

Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm...

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Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm barely making things happen with what I have).

As always the case middle ground must be found and altered accordingly, I believe that current alderman lacks the necessary know how.

I will create a council of six to eight of the precincts captain and they will act in concert with collegiate students and professional in the academic world to conduct various activities to find the best solutions. Ever case is unique; therefore, we'll move methodically and gather the required data to endorse potential policy shifts.

We don't want businesses dumping ships because their afraid that they can't make a profit and we want to ensure people that we know that they're $8.50 a hour.

Sep 19

Updated Sep 19

Fellow African Americans

I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we...

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I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we have never recovered from our past, we have attached our past with our present and now we have become victims of opportunistic politicians who exploit it for their own personal gains. Let’s take responsibility for our future and leave our children with a great legacy in which they deserve, an honorable history with a promising future.

I mentioned that our institutions was bias against us; moreover, intra-racism is often never explored or mentioned at all, I think we should start having discussing about it because it’s one of the biggest aspect to our healthy development. I believe that we will find that our very own leaders are the culprits for practicing intra-racism tactics and have hijacked the political agenda here in Chicago to keep the masses of blacks at a disadvantage

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I...

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    cont.

    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I will build up relations to create jobs. I will institute a program that will promote business that you will establish, I will ever stay committed to education for children and adults, I will aggressively endorse technology, science, and I will maintain a world view perspective.

    Our present condition is sad and embarrassing one, but we can change how other perceive us, this election of 2015 by voting Jason Ervin out and voting me into office and getting on the track of becoming the ward of excellence.

Sep 19

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Sep 16

Checkerboard City: Urine—A Lot of Trouble

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Sep 15

Updated Sep 16

Dodge?

What are the doing at Dodge Elementary? And while I'm on neighborhood questions...anyone know why they removed the bike lane on Warren?
thanks
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  • Jdo concerned mom

    No idea what happened to the bike lane but Dodge is slated to become offices for CPS.

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