Nov 13

Updated 6 hours ago

Beware of deranged man in WRP

I was walking home yesterday around 4 p.m. on Hoyne ave just past Fargo when somebody started following me. The middle aged black man made light conversation with me about how cold it was then he asked me where I lived he started touching me inappropriately through my ski jacket telling me I had a nice jacket. I immediately ran to the gate of my condo as he walked the opposite direction. I didn't get a good description on him so I did not call the police. I'm posting this to put other females on notice and want the community to keep and eye out and also to be really careful. Scary

  • Bernard (Network 2424) Co-founder of Network 2424, www.network2424.com

    Hi Carl, I would refer you to the Rogers Park Historical Society (which defines the area between Clark & Ridge as west Rogers Park .. and the area west of Ridge as West Ridge) .. and, as to the 49 ward definition, I'd add that the ever changing political boundaries for wards do not alter or determine a city's community area boundaries.

  • I guess it depends on whether we are talking about "traditional" ward boundaries or political boundaries. But since the issue here is crime (or perceived crime threat), it makes more sense to refer to actual, political ward boundaries. But in any case, the incident happened east of Ridge, so whether we're talking about traditional or political ward boundaries, the location Peg reported (Hoyne and Fargo) was in Rogers Park and in the 49th Ward.

9 hours ago

Tips to The Common Cup

Drink your cup of coffee or eat a breakfast danish from local community masters, The Common Cup at 150 W Morse??? Please tip large to support Indo-American Center, a refuge for many, many West Ridge residents needing English classes, support paying for heating/cooling bills, immigration assistance, seniors socialization, job training, and even computer literacy! The tips for ALL of November will benefit Indo-American Center's free services!!

Thank you!

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20 hours ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Helicopter over Touhy Thursday morning?

Did anyone notice the orange and white helicopter hovering over Touhy near McCormick this morning around 8AM? Was there something going on?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    It looked to us like it was delivering something to the construction zone (maybe an HVAC unit?)

45 hours ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Gun shots in West RIdge

What were the gun shots in the ally off Washtenaw north of Pratt about 30 minutes agao? Does anyone know? Blood, car door open...gangs?

  • Richard, thanks much. As usual, you know what's going on and share it immediately.

  • Richard Concaildi Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411/Vice-Chair DAC Dist 24

    UPDATE as of 11/20/2014 10:00PM (CT)

    The latest information I have now received from CPD indicates the following:

    1) This shooting was not a random act
    2) Involvement of a criminal street gang member is confirmed

    This update is provided to keep you informed and not intended to alarm you....

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    UPDATE as of 11/20/2014 10:00PM (CT)

    The latest information I have now received from CPD indicates the following:

    1) This shooting was not a random act
    2) Involvement of a criminal street gang member is confirmed

    This update is provided to keep you informed and not intended to alarm you.

    If you have any information about this incident please contact:
    Area North Detective Division at (312) 744-8261

    For latest updates please check the CAPS Beat 2411 web site at https://groups.yahoo.com/groups/CAPS2411

    Richard Concaildi
    President and Beat Facilitator CAPS 2411
    Vice Chair District Advisory Committee (District 24)
    richconcaildi@aol.com

    Stand Proud America!

    The views and opinions expressed on this site are solely those of the CAPS Beat Facilitator and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Chicago Police Department. A CAPS Beat Facilitator is a volunteer and is not employed by the City or the Department. The Chicago Police Department makes no claims as to the accuracy or veracity of any information contained on this site or distributed by the CAPS Beat Facilitator. The site is for informational use only and should not be construed to be a component of the Chicago Police Department training or reflective of Department procedure or protocol.

29 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Looking For Frames

Hi all, I am looking for 24x36 in frames to put A to Z posters into for our ELL classrooms. Please let me know if you can help out!

  • Renuka Literacy Coordinator at the Indo-American Center

    Four to be exact!!!

  • Rebo Positive pet and service dog trainer

    Try Freecycle.org. Choose "Chicago" and follow instructions.

    You will be amazed at the generosity and goodness of people.

    This is a good site for everyone. Got something nice that you don't use but it's too nice to throw out? Offer it on Freecycle. You will make another person's day, maybe week!

  • JCV My head hurts.

    I work for an art supply retailer and would be happy to extend my employee discount if you're unable to find anything for free. We sell frames up to that size. Message me if other searches don't pan out! :-)

35 hours ago

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Classes for Carpentry / Masonary / General Home ownership maintainence

Hi, We've recently purchased a home in the Rogers Park / West Rogers Park neighborhood and I'm looking for classes around here that would teach basic home ownership maintainence DIY skills. (besides youtube, which has been a godsend) Like perhaps doing basic construction carpentry (like fixing a broken dry wall) or simple masonary that wouldn't require city permits. I know I wouldn't be able to do anything on a professional level but I would like to learn some basic skills....

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Hi, We've recently purchased a home in the Rogers Park / West Rogers Park neighborhood and I'm looking for classes around here that would teach basic home ownership maintainence DIY skills. (besides youtube, which has been a godsend) Like perhaps doing basic construction carpentry (like fixing a broken dry wall) or simple masonary that wouldn't require city permits. I know I wouldn't be able to do anything on a professional level but I would like to learn some basic skills. Any recommendations would be grateful. Also, I'm willing to travel within reason to take classes. Unfortunately I work a typical 9-5 job mon-fri and would only be able to do nights and weekend. I know Home Depot sometimes have these 1 day bootcamps and seminars and it's great but I want something that goes more in depth.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Good bars in West Rogers Park?

Where are the best watering holes around the Lunt/Western intersection? Preferably where you can walk to in 10-15 min.

  • Mullen's is a good option. Their Southwest Buffalo Wings are fantastic.

  • soder606 Mother, Grandmother, Cook, Reader, Liberal

    The Candlelite on Western has a good selection of beers. Also excellent burgers.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Construction on Devon

Anyone know what they are starting construction on at Devon and Ravenswood (west of viaduct). I was told its not a S&C project.

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6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Homeowner Zoned Parking

Instead of permit parking, we need homeowner zoned parking. Every single family residence homeowner or owner occupied multiple-unit building would be entitled to the exclusive right to two parking spaces adjacent to their property lines. These rights would be leased annually from the city for a small fee. Those not wanting to lease the right would continue to look for spaces on the street as they do now. Homes with fire hydrants would have first option to pick up any unleased space nearest their house.

  • SidSak ERP Kilmer, Sullivan alumnus.

    It seems to me single family residence majority of the time have garages or space where a car port or garage could be.

  • Rus

    I have another plan that makes as much sense.
    We take all structures and raise them at least 8 feet, which would clear the way for an abundance of parking.
    Everyone could have 7 cars, one for each day of the week.

Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

Permit Parking on Arthur near Warren Park

Ald. Silverstein wants to put in Permit Parking on my street. This would not only cost me more money on a street I already pay taxes for but would not solve the problem. I also would need to buy guest passes for visitors. My family has live din the same place for 50 years and the population of the neighborhood keeps going up and will continue to do so, that means even if you pay for the permit you still...

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Ald. Silverstein wants to put in Permit Parking on my street. This would not only cost me more money on a street I already pay taxes for but would not solve the problem. I also would need to buy guest passes for visitors. My family has live din the same place for 50 years and the population of the neighborhood keeps going up and will continue to do so, that means even if you pay for the permit you still wont be able to find a parking spot.

I have a 6 year old son with Autism, he is in therapy outside of school 5 days a week. Not only would I need guest passes 2 days a week for my babysitter but I would also need 2 passes 2 days a week for the therapists that come to my house from 5:30-7:30 pm (permit enforcement would start at 5pm) this is ludicrous and would cost me a lot of money, money that I use to provide my son with extra therapy. Has anyone else had a problem like this or tried this route in their neighborhood only to have them thinking "Uh Oh"? I would appreciate any feedback. I was sent a survey and when I tried to fax it in, the fax number provided was for a business called AON downtown, hmmm. Diversion tactic?

  • Well said, Dan. West Ridge is not now and never was a nightlife district.

  • Fuji, I read your proposals on your Web site. A few questions: Why should the neighborhood pick up parking costs for visitors? Who will pay for the free parking and the shuttle buses? Nothing is really "free," there are always costs associated with "benefits" and those costs need to be...

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    Fuji, I read your proposals on your Web site. A few questions: Why should the neighborhood pick up parking costs for visitors? Who will pay for the free parking and the shuttle buses? Nothing is really "free," there are always costs associated with "benefits" and those costs need to be paid; for example, who will pay to lease and fuel the shuttle buses?. Will they be using CTA stops? Is it really a good idea to add shuttle buses to the congestion on Devon? If the Warren Park lot is used exclusively or overwhelmingly by shoppers, where would those using the park's facilities park?

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Nov 13

Updated 4 days ago

Semi Trucks Parking on Western Ave

Anyone else notice all the semi trucks that use the metered parking on Western Ave, mostly between Bryn Mawr and Pratt? They're too wide for the parking spots and take up about half of the right traffic lane. I have to navigate around them on my morning commute up to Evanston.

  • I have noticed them along Warren Park, ususally white with no/little markings on them. Find out anything?

4 days ago

5 days ago

Rapid gunfire Saturday night Arthur and Bell

No exaggeration, like *20* rapid shots at Arthur and Bell in West Rogers around 1:30 am. Several squad cars within minutes. Couldn't decipher anything from the window but hope no one was hurt. Anyone else around see/hear anything?

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Weirdo at My Apartment Door

I'm pretty sure everyone is aware of this going on but just in case . . . . Saturday night at 7:15 pm some weirdo buzzed our downstairs door and someone in the building let him in. He banged on my door and wanted to know if I controlled the electrical and gas for the building. I didn't open the door, told him "no" and said to contact the management company. He proceeded to ask me again the same question,...

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I'm pretty sure everyone is aware of this going on but just in case . . . . Saturday night at 7:15 pm some weirdo buzzed our downstairs door and someone in the building let him in. He banged on my door and wanted to know if I controlled the electrical and gas for the building. I didn't open the door, told him "no" and said to contact the management company. He proceeded to ask me again the same question, I responded with the same answer and he said he didn't believe me. I told him to leave and he asked the same question again. At that time, my 20-something son came out of his room and wanted to know what was going on. I told the guy at the door that I was calling the police. Then my son went to the door and said, "What's going on?" With that, the guy scurried out of the building. I did notice he did not go to any other apartment door. I live on the third floor walk-up. Why would one hike up (3) flights of stairs to ask a silly question? I do believe he intended harm. Everyone be aware and be safe; this guy is going around looking for victims!

  • NYCtoRP NewToRP

    Two black 20 something year old males did the same thing to me, slightly different set up. They were standing at the building's front door waiting to be buzz in or for someone to open the door.

    I opened the front door and said "what can I do for you...

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    Two black 20 something year old males did the same thing to me, slightly different set up. They were standing at the building's front door waiting to be buzz in or for someone to open the door.

    I opened the front door and said "what can I do for you gentlemen? " I was loud and made sure to grab attention of those standing by.

    I made sure the front hall camera got a clear shot of them.

    They asked "oh we needed to speak with someone about the their heating bill."

    I politely said, "oh wrong building, or go talk to the property management as heat, electricity, gas is all inclusive. "

    They said "Are you sure?"

    I said, "I am, but you're not. Goodbye." I stared at them until they left.

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May 01

Updated 5 days ago

  • Joe Lake Facebook, Twitter, Klout, EveryBlock, Yahoo Groups

    Bully.

  • Barton G The Official Barton

    Is Joe Lake from DesPlaines being a cyber-bully and picking on Helen?

Aug 27

Updated 6 days ago

Are there any 50th Ward candidates for Aldercreature?

I suspect Ahmed Kahn will run again. Greg Brewer left the ward for hipper pastures. Will I be writing in Bozo the Clown?

  • Anne Sullivan In and around Rogers Park since 1970

    Joe Moore, having been in the city council for more than two decades now, really knows his clowns. Whoever you support in February, please consider someone other than the incumbent who has voted 100% of the time with Rahm. Like Moore, she is a tool for the monied interests who control this city with Rahm's help. Unless you are an Investment Banker or Hedge Fund Manager, the rubber stamps in the city council are not working in YOUR best interests.

  • Here's a link to the April 2012 analysis by the Chicago Inspector General of TIFs and SSAs; info on Devon Avenue (SSA #43) can be found about 2/3 of the way down the individual listings.. This tax is self-imposed in the sense that the business owners agreed to pay it to get certain benefits they want. I haven't slogged through tax law on this matter yet but see the second link for Illinois tax law on SSAs). .

    http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/publications-and-press/analysis-of-special-service-area-taxes-and-tax-increment-financing-funds/

    http://law.justia.com/codes/illinois/2005/chapter8/9502.html

Nov 01

Updated 6 days ago

Winter approaching, picking up after your dog.

Hoping this is something that can be improved on this year. Just because your dogs poop gets hidden in the snow doesn't mean you just leave it. Be neighborly and kindly pick it up. Someone may just return it to you in a plastic bag on your front porch in hoping you step on it. Wouldn't be a pretty picture now would it.

Another note, the City does have a leash law. Have a neighbor or two who doesn't follow the law. If your pet is not enclosed in your backyard he must be on a leash or harness when walking about

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Business Owner's Luncheon

7541 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60645

Nov 14

Cabbie Caught With Bag of More Than 50 Credit Cards, Prosecutors Say

Asemgar, 51, of the 2600 block of West Jarlath Street in West Ridge, was charged with identity theft and aggravated identity theft. Prosecutors said the Yellow Taxi cab driver stole credit cards from 15 people between June 2012 and November 2014.

Nov 12

Updated Nov 14

Devon Ave. & Western Ave. Parking Proposal

Encourage 50th Ward customers to park at Warren Park. With non-enforceable courtesy signs indicating a 2 hour limit during daytime hours and longer hours after daylight for wining and dining at local restaurants. Also, a shuttle bus would be available from Warren Park to Devon Ave. and Kedzie. The website FiftiethWard.com, a free website I am working on for local businesses, would be used to inform, promote and assist with parking at Warren Park. For example, if a customer subscribed...

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Encourage 50th Ward customers to park at Warren Park. With non-enforceable courtesy signs indicating a 2 hour limit during daytime hours and longer hours after daylight for wining and dining at local restaurants. Also, a shuttle bus would be available from Warren Park to Devon Ave. and Kedzie. The website FiftiethWard.com, a free website I am working on for local businesses, would be used to inform, promote and assist with parking at Warren Park. For example, if a customer subscribed to the website (email) or App, a polite courtesy text alert would be sent to the 50th Ward customer alerting her or his car at Warren Park will soon expire their allotted non-enforceable parking time limit. Of course promotions like coupons promoting local businesses could also be sent. Please note this proposal is a rough draft and will be continually be updated.

Read More at: http://50thward.com/proposals.html

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    Robin,

    Lifetime residents of our 50th Ward constantly tell me exactly that Robin. As your next Alderman I have several solutions that will be forthcoming. From colorful neon signs, like the 1960s Devon Ave. used to have to canopy redesign and so much more! I'm surprised our 50th Ward didn't...

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    Robin,

    Lifetime residents of our 50th Ward constantly tell me exactly that Robin. As your next Alderman I have several solutions that will be forthcoming. From colorful neon signs, like the 1960s Devon Ave. used to have to canopy redesign and so much more! I'm surprised our 50th Ward didn't even have a logo. So I designed one on a napkin during breakfast. I'm really curious to know if maybe our Ward did have a logo but I couldn't discover one. People tell me Devon Ave. used to look so different. Anyway, the digital version of our 50th Ward "facelift" can be seen at www.FiftiethWard.com, it's still a work in progress.

  • The reason for the rise of suburban shopping districts for the Indian-Pakistani market is simple: people shop where they live, and many Indians and Pakistanis live in the suburbs. This can be viewed as a challenge to businesses on Devon to keep the street the way it is and attempt...

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    The reason for the rise of suburban shopping districts for the Indian-Pakistani market is simple: people shop where they live, and many Indians and Pakistanis live in the suburbs. This can be viewed as a challenge to businesses on Devon to keep the street the way it is and attempt to attract those shoppers, or an opportunity to broaden and diversify the businesses and merchandise available to appeal to a wider audience. Business runs in cycles, and it just may be that the Indian-Pakistani presence on Devon has played itself out in terms of those being the only businesses on the street. These shops and restaurants might be more profitable were they part of a broader mix of businesses.

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Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

Someone Keyed my wife's car

Hi All,

My wife and I have recently moved to the neighborhood. We bought a house on a short sale. It looks like someone keyed her car this morning. She thinks someone have signaled her out. I've been really friendly with our neighbors and say hi whenever I get a chance. I have no idea why anyone would do this to us. Is there anything I can do? should I install cameras? It's a really nice neighborhood.

  • Everything Seems I'm a douchebag, plain and simple

    Crucify the offender!

  • Melissa Rogers Park - Jarvis Square Resident

    I'm sorry that happened. I think it easily could have just been a random act though. I had that happen to my car several years ago on the street - I was parked fine and don't feel I was targeted. It never happened again.

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Large constuction hole in the road for 3 weeks

I am writing to inquire about the 6 constuction horses that are inside the giant man-made hole on Touhy Ave. (Approximatey in front of the home at 2024 W Touhy Ave.) It seems a ridiculous amout of time to have one lane obstucting with cars that have to create a one-lane passage. When is this project going to be filled in?

  • Suzanne isn't entirely wrong. Three weeks is too long for this kind of restoration work on a busy street and it should have come to the alderman's attention before. But it appears that neighbors haven't alerted his office, which is the only way his staff would know of this. Although...

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    Suzanne isn't entirely wrong. Three weeks is too long for this kind of restoration work on a busy street and it should have come to the alderman's attention before. But it appears that neighbors haven't alerted his office, which is the only way his staff would know of this. Although the aldermanic office isn't responsible for street work, an inquiry from them would be effective.

    I'm also distressed by the very long time it's taking for another restoration project in the ward: the repaired sidewalk corners have been waiting weeks and weeks for concrete to be poured into the gaps between the sidewalk and the street, and in some cases the gaps are pedestrian hazards and there are no caution signs/devices set up.

  • Fuji Shioura Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

    In all fairness, with his busy schedule, Joe is at least here on the forum. I really admire him for taking the time and effort to respond. Thanks Joe!

    Also, (smarthighway.net) Glow-in-the-dark Lining, Dynamic Paint and Interactive Light is what I would like to implement in our 50th Ward. What about a Glow-in-the-dark Lining bicycle path on Mose beach!

Nov 10

Updated Nov 12

Credit Union in West Rogers Park / Rogers Park?

Hi, my wife and I recently moved to the neigborhood and was wondering if there are any decent credit unions around? thanks.

  • First Financial Credit Union is very good. I'm a member and have always had great experiences with them. I know they have an office on Touhy but I go to the one at 2942 W Peterson. I would highly recommend them

  • Budlong Woods neighbor Chicago girl for life

    I second First Financial. I joined them not to long ago and really like them.

Nov 09

Updated Nov 12

Any suggestions before the snow fall this year ?

Can anyone tell me if the city will respond to a 311 call regarding the management at my building saying : " they don't clean the parking space area " . ( this management company has had numerous yelpers complaining about the " managers "- who "manage" all over the city -didn't have a choice with them they took over my building from a private owner) . We pay extra each month for having a parking space . It's not...

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Can anyone tell me if the city will respond to a 311 call regarding the management at my building saying : " they don't clean the parking space area " . ( this management company has had numerous yelpers complaining about the " managers "- who "manage" all over the city -didn't have a choice with them they took over my building from a private owner) . We pay extra each month for having a parking space . It's not a parking lot - there's ~ 10 to 12 parallel parking spaces - the alley is on one side of the cars and the other side is a sidewalk - which they clean . I don't see why they can't go between the cars directing the snow towards the sidewalk and then blowing what's on the walk into the yard . There is plenty of room for the snow blower they use to go between cars .

I know this sounds petty , there are two neighbors who "had their nose in the air " while they watched me shovel around my car MANY times last year as they paid the guys who were snow blowing the walks . I'm not going to pay - along with the other people in back who said there's no way they are going to pay on top of paying for the space . I know some people will say then don't complain just clean your own space. I can't seem to find a definite answer if the management company is responsible AND are they only responsible if it becomes icy and dangerous ? I read the time of day/eve that snow has to be cleared after it's fallen . People who don't have a parking space use the spaces between cars to walk thru to get in the back gate and into their back apartment door so if the snow isn't cleared soon after it falls between cars it isn't easy to clear .
I wake EARLY for work and have a physical work schedule AND I have to wake even earlier and work more shoveling before I leave and when I return b/c they won't . Ahhhhh I'm dreading the snowfall b/c of this situation .

  • jldoolittle Resident of Rogers Park for 9 years

    RP Neighbor - that sounds like a frustrating, useless maze of going nowhere. My condo building is on the corner, so we shell out a hefty fee to shovel and sprinkle calcium chloride salt on the sidewalks along the front and side of the building. It never occurred to us...

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    RP Neighbor - that sounds like a frustrating, useless maze of going nowhere. My condo building is on the corner, so we shell out a hefty fee to shovel and sprinkle calcium chloride salt on the sidewalks along the front and side of the building. It never occurred to us not to. But the 2 condo buildings with a small patch of sidewalk to the south of our building do not. Consequently, the thaw-freeze cycle leaves ice underneath a subsequent snow fall - treacherous walking. And last year was the worst. Trouble is, the sidewalk is also used by folks walking to and from Target. This year, before it snows, I plan to contact both buildings with a gentle & diplomatic letter of the ordinance for snow removal. If that does not work, I'll stroll on over to Alderman O'Connor's office and ask his staff for another strategy to get compliance. His staff have always been terrific. I'll post my results after the first snowfall of more than 2 inches. Wish me luck.

  • I do wish you luck...it is my understanding that building that do not clear the snow can receive a ticket. And...thank you for shoveling. I truly appreciate it.

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Update: Sad and frighteningly unexplainable: Prosecutors: Pregnant mother waited hours to call for h

Why is this woman having more children? Where is/are the father(s)?http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-prosecutors-pregnant-mother-waited-hours-before-reporting-sons-death-20141110-story.html

Prosecutors: Pregnant mother waited hours to call for help after beating son, 3

A pregnant mother waited for hours to call for help after she brutally beat her 3-year-old son to death in their West Rogers Park home, according to prosecutors.

Authorities say they found Donnell Coakley in his bed around 9 p.m. last Friday, apparently hit more than 100 times with a belt and an electrical cord.

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Why is this woman having more children? Where is/are the father(s)?http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-prosecutors-pregnant-mother-waited-hours-before-reporting-sons-death-20141110-story.html

Prosecutors: Pregnant mother waited hours to call for help after beating son, 3

A pregnant mother waited for hours to call for help after she brutally beat her 3-year-old son to death in their West Rogers Park home, according to prosecutors.

Authorities say they found Donnell Coakley in his bed around 9 p.m. last Friday, apparently hit more than 100 times with a belt and an electrical cord.

West Rogers Park woman charged with killing toddler
West Rogers Park woman charged with killing toddler
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He had injuries to his buttocks, legs, back, arms and head, according to court documents. The boy had a chipped front tooth, was missing patches of hair and had a large open wound exposing muscle on his left arm, prosecutors said in court Monday.
Donnell also had burn marks on his body, and there was evidence from marks on his wrist that he had been bound, according to court records.

Paramedics took the boy to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. Friday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
His mother, Tylesha Griffin, 22, of the 6500 block of North Seeley Avenue, has been charged with murder and is being held without bail.

Griffin, who is pregnant, had two other children in her care at the time of Donnell's death. Both of them have been taken into the custody of the Department of Children and Family Services. The agency is conducting an investigation into possible abuse by both Griffin and the father of at least one of the children, according to DCFS spokeswoman Karen Hawkins.

Griffin previously had been investigated in 2011 for neglect and lack of supervision of children in her care.

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West Rogers Park woman charged with killing toddler

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A 22-year-old West Rogers Park woman was charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old boy, Chicago police said Sunday night.

Tylesha Griffin, 22, of the 6500 block of North Seeley Avenue, was charged in the death of Donnell Coakley, of the same address.

The boy was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. Friday at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The medical examiner did not a list a cause of...

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A 22-year-old West Rogers Park woman was charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old boy, Chicago police said Sunday night.

Tylesha Griffin, 22, of the 6500 block of North Seeley Avenue, was charged in the death of Donnell Coakley, of the same address.

The boy was pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. Friday at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. The medical examiner did not a list a cause of death for the boy, but has ruled that the death is a homicide.
He was found unresponsive in the home about 8:40 p.m. Friday and taken to St. Francis. Investigators found that Griffin was responsible for the child's injuries. Griffin was the mother of the 3-year-old, police sources said.

Police did not release any details of how the boy was injured.

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Independent Alderman Candidate Fuji

Hello everyone! I'm running to represent the people of the 50th Ward in the greatest city in America, Chicago. I will fight for our constitutional rights, a return to sound economic principles for small businesses, and to make sure that our city government respects each and every one of us in our 50th Ward. I'm running for a new start, I'm running for us, and I'm very grateful for your support! Please look around my website at www.50thward.com

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