25 hours ago

Updated 20 min ago

Depressed by Traffic Jams?

Is it me, or is every way that one can drive into the city from Humboldt Park is now congested due to all kinds of construction projects. I have been so frustrated lately.

I try to take the train/bus as much as possible, but sometimes I need to drive. If folks have found good solutions for car routes, please share. I had pretty good success taking California to Roosevelt into downtown this morning.

  • Michael Young Father and 13 year resident.

    Come on peeps. I am merely suggesting that cycling is an option. Notice that I also mention carpooling and public trans. To suggest that if you aren't a seasoned cyclist it's not the greatest of ideas, is a bit closed minded. If you look into it you will see that cycling makes it safer for everyone. In any case, if someone were worried about riding into the city I would be happy to meet them in the morning and bring another cyclist with me to enjoy the ride in.

  • Hey Michael - was not intending to throw any negativity into the mix. If it sounded like I was, my apologies. I fully admit I have a true love / hate relationship with bikers. Ones that follow the rules of the road, or at least don't do anything that may...

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    Hey Michael - was not intending to throw any negativity into the mix. If it sounded like I was, my apologies. I fully admit I have a true love / hate relationship with bikers. Ones that follow the rules of the road, or at least don't do anything that may cause harm, I'm all for. I see a lot of bikers, however, that should not be riding on city streets, especially ones without bike lanes. They don't seem to have the appropriate spatial ability to discern how close they are to parked cars vs moving cars. During rush hours, having those types of riders on certain roads can cause a great deal of havoc. And yes, I say the same thing about crappy drivers as well.

27 min ago

Forming a ceramics/pottery co-op!

Hello, we are in the process of forming co-op for ceramicists that need a space to throw and fire their work. The goal is to pool our resources together so that we can get a space where we can work. We can also use this space to have monthly gallery openings so that we can show our work to the neighborhood. We have three people interested so far, anyone on here interested?

Also, does anyone know of potential places where we could set up a kiln? It would have to be a place that we could vent, like somewhere that used to be equipped for a kitchen.

Thanks neighbors!

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Norweigan Hospital try to change zoning for huge 4 story Housing Development

The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner....

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The Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norweigan-American Hospital Inc. has sent in an application for a change in zoning to build a hugh 60 feet high 4 story, 49 unit building in the middle of the neighborhood. If the hospital does this to one of its properties it can do it to other areas as well and the entire neighborhood will be blocked by huge unsightly buildings. This will bring down the property values for every property owner. This company is, also, responsible for other ugly buildings in Humboldt Park.

The property is located at 1045 N Sacramento Avenue, 1049 N Francisco Ave. The building will include 49 affordable dwelling units, tenant ancilliary areas such as recreation areas and library as well as 42 exterior parking spaces. They want to change the zoning from 2 story houses and create this huge complex instead. I see this as a big problem.

The way to fight this rezoning is described in the following websites:

http://www.useful-community-development.org/re-zoning-opposition.html
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate law/zoning/proposed_rezoning_change.htm
http://real-estate-law.freeadvice.com/real-estate-law/zoning/object_neighbor_zoning.htm

Let's keep this discussion ongoing on this site until this is resolved. Please tell others.

  • Don Shifertz Longtime resident, homeowner & Business Owner

    I just read the thread... it's critical that the city agreement and structure bi-laws/decloration or land conveyance contract say that "only" veterans can live there "indefinitely".... the number 2 oldest trick in politics is to put in the fine print that after "x" amount of time it could be rented...

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    I just read the thread... it's critical that the city agreement and structure bi-laws/decloration or land conveyance contract say that "only" veterans can live there "indefinitely".... the number 2 oldest trick in politics is to put in the fine print that after "x" amount of time it could be rented to anyone else? Perhaps after 5yrs, 10 or even 3?... now while you're still paying your 30 yr mortgage, some units have converted to section 8? And they'll be some new non-veterans loving their new tax payer funded home! It's just another sleezeball trick..... Welcome to my nightmare! If it's only for vets I'm all for it.... but it a vets sister' s son' s ex-wife's uncle's brother's plumber! Will "eventually" qualify? Be careful and trust no one over the phone? Ask to see the contracts...

  • And, "U.S. Military Service Veterans" should be specified. Otherwise, it is a slippery slope.

    If there was an intense and full-scale investigation to verify residents in subsidized housing, the determination would be that the vast majority hold EXTRA occupants. These extras are there for a reason. Usually they have made...

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    And, "U.S. Military Service Veterans" should be specified. Otherwise, it is a slippery slope.

    If there was an intense and full-scale investigation to verify residents in subsidized housing, the determination would be that the vast majority hold EXTRA occupants. These extras are there for a reason. Usually they have made choices that make it hard to get their own housing, and may suffer from addiction and/or mental illness.

    A one-bedroom then becomes a place for 3 people instead of 1 or 2.

    Of course a single family house can get overburdened as well, but a few thousand square feet vs. tens of thousands of square feet. You do the math on risk here.

    And then there are the folks that qualify for subsidized housing but live with their girlfriend, in their parents basement, etc. and they illegally sublet their apartment, just showing up for any housing inspections.

    This is big business, fraud in our neighborhood.

    Most of these huge subsidized housing buildings change hands every 7 years. One non-profit group builds it, at huge expense to the taxpayers, and profits immensely through their for-profit construction arm (i.e. Bickerdike). Then, after they minimally maintain it and it gets run down, they sell it to another group, such as LUCHA or Hispanic Housing, who continue to run it into the ground.

    Many of these buildings don't even have GRASS out front of their main entrance on the parkway between the sidewalk and the street.

    Just when you thought things were getting better around here? Welcome back. To backwards.

    Veterans' housing would best be located closer to a V.A. hospital, not next to a hospital that doesn't participate in their health care program.

9 hours ago

The Woo Group RBC Wealth Management Hong Kong USA Kjøre for Barna for Ungdom Psykisk Helse

TORONTO, September 20, 2014 - i dag, RBC og Sunnybrook er glade for å kunngjøre at den andre årlige RBC Run for barna reist mer enn $ 1,7 millioner for å støtte ungdom psykisk helse.

Mer enn 7000 deltakerne ble oppmuntret av noen av Canadas toppidrettsutøvere og RBC olympierne: Jennifer Botterill, Jason Burnett, Patrick Chan, Kendra Fisher, Heather Hamilton, Jayne Hefford og Kevin Rempel.

Dec 14 2012

Updated 9 hours ago

Roberto Maldonado

Is this guy any good? I have been wondering what he does for HP and I can't figure it out...does anyone know his email address? It's not on his website..which is weird.

  • Robert Terra Works in Chicago Local Politics

    It's unfortunate to see so many vocal members of a constituency dissatisfied with the level and quality of service that is currently being provided. But where ever there is someone dissatisfied with the conditions they face there is also the potential for change. For those of you interested in a potential change of pace candidate, who has experience as a Union member, a Business owner and a city services worker and aims to unite the entirety of the 26th ward take a look at Adam Corona.
    http://www.coronafor26.com/

  • @Robert Terra - Thank you for making me aware of an alternative to Maldonado, but definitely NOT interested in a Union member.

10 hours ago

Oct 03

Updated 13 hours ago

Donations Needed for Shelter Dogs and Cats

Hi good folks of EB!

The shelter is (again) in desperate need of the following items if you're able to donate (used items are more than ok, they just need to be clean).

I'll be dropping off the donations on Sat Oct 25, so there's plenty of time. I can pick up at your house or you can drop off at mine (near North and California Aves - message me for phone number and address).

Here's the list:
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Hi good folks of EB!

The shelter is (again) in desperate need of the following items if you're able to donate (used items are more than ok, they just need to be clean).

I'll be dropping off the donations on Sat Oct 25, so there's plenty of time. I can pick up at your house or you can drop off at mine (near North and California Aves - message me for phone number and address).

Here's the list:
- dog or cat beds
- towels, blankets, anything clean, warm and fuzzy they can lay on
- treats of any kind
- dog and cat food (for the pet food pantry so people in need can keep their beloved animals and those animals stay out of these kinds of kill shelters)
- toys: chew toys (like nyla bones or kongs) and non-stimulant stuffed toys (no squeekers please - gets them too riled up in their cages)
- puppy potty training pads (there's a huge shortage of workers/volunteers, so they don't get walked often. If they have these, it means they don't have to sit in their pee/feces and it helps reduce the spread of disease.
- cleaning products of any kind to help keep the place disinfected
- heating pads (for kittens, bunnies or even the little squirrels they help nurse back to health)
- leftover dog or cat medicines or vitamins

I was just there on Monday and would love to get them stocked up on towels/beds etc so all the animals have somewhere warm and comfortable to lay (it really helps reduce stress for them).

I've attached some pictures from the last run I did for donations from you great folks! You can see the animals really love the blankets and beds! :)

And if you're thinking of adopting or want to foster some of these sweet babies, hit me up! More foster homes = we can get more of these animals out of kill shelters!

Thanks so much folks!

  • meg

    Thanks Kitkat! Yeah, Humblebar is super cool!

  • meg

    You guys are super awesome! I am AGAIN BLOWN AWAY by your generosity!!! I miswrote drop offs at Humblebar - you can drop off there until Friday afternoon around 5 or so. I'll be doing the pickup then. Sat the donations will be delivered. Thank you folks! Super cool of you!!! And thanks to Humblebar - they're animal lovers too and so nice to host the drop offs!

5 days ago

Updated 14 hours ago

Housing development

Does anyone know anything about the proposed 4 story (60ft)/49 unit Hispanic Housing Development building going up between Sacramento & Francisco by Norwegian Hospital?

24 hours ago

Orthopedic Specialists to Discuss Bone and Joint Health on October 29

Is joint pain or a nagging sports injury preventing you from exercising on a regular basis? Learn how to lose the pain and become active again at a free program, “Bone and Joint Health,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on October 29 at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), Nazareth Family Center, 1127 N. Oakley Blvd., (enter at Thomas St. and Oakley Blvd.), Chicago.

Oct 09

Updated 25 hours ago

Halloween Decorations 2014

Hello neighbors! Just wanted to say, it is great to see more seasonal décor going up. If you have never thought about doing so, remember that it helps the overall look/appearance of the neighborhood. It may seem like a small thing, but it makes the n'hood look more inviting. Please rake leaves, pickup trash, put up some lights, Halloween or autumnal décor(if you're into that sort of thing). Tend to shrubbery, trees and gardens. And if you have a porch light, please use it. Lights can deter a lot of mischief. Let's keep the neighborhood on track of looking great, as we have been doing!!

  • Betzaida Live 6 blocks from Humboldt Park

    I put up some Halloween decorations at my home and the kids just love it! I'm so glad I did it.

  • That is awesome. Another way to make memories with them!

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Sep 30

Updated 38 hours ago

  • That would make sense Mccoy...why spend that kind of dough in October/November when you can really spruce it up in Spring. Hopefully that's their plan.

  • Being Fall and especially with all the rain we've had recently, it wouldn't make much sense to repair the area now. Just be sure that the money is in the pipeline for Spring. A committee sounds like a wonderful idea (inviting all opinions) to sort out 2015 plans. Run the idea through your Alderman's office and invite the CAPS Beat representative as well. Organize!

Oct 13

Updated 42 hours ago

  • I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did...

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    I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did a story saying he wasn't even supposed to be on the ballot because he didn't put on his economic disclosure form that he was getting rent from then 28th ward alderman ed smith. His quote in the paper was he forgot he owned the building. Yet he's qualified to be a Alderman??

  • I guess Ervin considers drug dealers to be successful entrepreneurs.

    Technically, he might be correct. The drug business is run like any other business. Drug lords know as much about business as any fortune 500 CEO.

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

German Shepard mix hit by car/seeking owner

A German Shepard mix (black and dark brown, medium/large with blue canvas collar & no tags) was hit by a car at 11:45 Friday at Humboldt blvd. & Bloomingdale. Was taken by the driver to Chicago Veterinary Emergency Center at 3123 n. Clybourn. Another medium sized tan dog wearing a harness/collar was witnessed near the accident but ran away. Seeking any information about the owner. We don't know how the dog is doing yet but would like to reunite him with the owner. Please reply if you have any information.

  • yourhandsmyface Palmer square. Drummer.

    This is a stretch, but there is a building under construction at whipple and Armitage that recently added two German Shepards to 'police' the place over night. They even added signs on the side of the building that say that 'survivors will be prosecuted' if someone breaks in. I came...

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    This is a stretch, but there is a building under construction at whipple and Armitage that recently added two German Shepards to 'police' the place over night. They even added signs on the side of the building that say that 'survivors will be prosecuted' if someone breaks in. I came home after midnight earlier this week and the dogs were on the balcony which has yet to have any guardrails installed. Given that kids break into this building to tag it, the plywood door is almost broken down on a daily basis do the dog could have gotten out super easily. These dogs shouldn't have been there in the first place.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Did you leave your phone on the #70 Division bus this morning?

Someone left their phone on the Division bus this morning. I would love to return it to you, but it's locked and needs a code to unlock it. If it's you or you know that person, please contact me. trentonjack2001@yahoo.com
Hispanic teenager, long dark hair, lilac jeans (that's all I remember) got off the bus on Division and Kedzie.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    The phone has been returned, so if you see a young lady with a big smile on her face........................

  • Just saw this.
    big hugs to Rochelle
    your awesome

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Sep 18

Updated 3 days ago

Nanny Share in Humboldt Park Area

My husband and I are looking for a family to join or to establish a nanny share with us in Humboldt Park or surrounding area starting December 1st, 2014. Our daughter Lilian will be 4 months by then. We both work full time and would need a nanny approximately from 8 am to 6 pm. We are open and flexible to different hosting options. Our family is bilingual German-American, and a nanny who also speaks German would be great but is not a necessity.

Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks,
Corinna

  • Hi guys! We're looking at the possibility of a nanny share starting in March 2015, we live in Logan Square--we are looking for Monday through Thursday. Let me know if anyone is interested!

  • Hhs

    Hi Corinna, We are also a bilingual German-English family in Humboldt Park looking for a nanny share beginning in mid-January, and would love to find a bilingual nanny as well, please be in touch if you are still looking for others for the share.
    Thanks, Hannah

3 days ago

The Garfield Park/West Humbolt Park Community Council Business Roundtable

Hope you are well. The Garfield Park Community Council (GPCC) would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming Business Roundtable. Our October educational workshop will focus on Crowd Funding -- while discussing how long-time patrons, residents and concerned individuals can finance and support existing and new business endeavors in our community.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garfield-Park-Community-Council/1380206972201768

3 days ago

HACIA Scholarship Foundation opens enrollment for free contractor training

Chicago, Ill. –The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) Scholarship Foundation in conjunction with the Institute for Workforce Education at St. Augustine College announced at a Press Conference on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 the beginning of a 6-month free Contractor Training Program. The Program aims to instruct 200 small business contractors throughout the Chicagoland area and provide career advancement to minority individuals working in the construction and contracting industries.

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Oct 02

Updated 5 days ago

Python in Alley Between Talman and Washtenaw

Last night my house guests discovered a python snake hanging from a garage door in the alley between Talman and Washtenaw, just south of North Avenue. Happily, a lot of cops showed up pretty soon after we called 311, and it took about 20 minutes for them to remove the really very large snake. What's equally weird is that the elderly couple who own the house were mystified as to how the snake got there since they do not own a snake. There were very grateful not to have found the snake themselves. I assume someone just dumped the snake. Chalk this up as the weirdest thing I have ever seen in Humboldt Park.

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    It turns out that my office manager's daughter works at Animal Care and Control, so we now have a picture of her holding the "very friendly" snake up in my office kitchen. The good news is that a snake rescue society took the snake almost immediately (and yes, it is a boa, but likely not really the 8 feet estimated by the cops) and it will find a new home soon!

  • I'm glad it has a safe place!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

STOLEN BIKE

Hi!

I live on the corner of Artesian right south of Hirsch and someone entered our apartment building came up to the fourth floor and took my bike from the bannister where we have kept our bikes undisturbed for about two years. I just bought it last weekend and it was partly a gift. If anyone knows anything or has seen it please let me know!

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  • Hope you get your bike back, Lisa.

    I tend toward the humorous side of things with a high focus on personal responsibility. In all honesty the sense of violation felt after a theft is something I hope to never feel again.

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    Hope you get your bike back, Lisa.

    I tend toward the humorous side of things with a high focus on personal responsibility. In all honesty the sense of violation felt after a theft is something I hope to never feel again.

    I have shared hallways that contain beautiful woodwork in apartment buildings where my neighbors routinely scraped, dinged, bumped, scratched, chipped, scuffed, dirtied and in general sullied the appearance of my apartment entrance and damaged the owner's property by bringing their bikes up to their apartment.

    It is a potential fire and tripping hazard.

    Sharon: Textbooks used in my educational era were among the first to instill the use of "he" and "she" interchangeably for pronoun selection when referring to non-gender specific situations.

    If you are telling me that the landlord is a "she" and the bannister was freshly refinished, please let me know ASAP and I will buy a lottery ticket.

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Oct 06

Updated 5 days ago

Former Sausage Warehouse Acquired to House New Arts Center in Humboldt

smh

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141006/humboldt-park/former-sausage-warehouse-acquired-house-new-arts-center-humboldt

HUMBOLDT PARK — The Puerto Rican Cultural Center bought a former sausage warehouse on Division Street as it works to build an arts center that will include a performing arts theater, studio and living quarters for artists and a piano lounge.

The Paseo Boricua Arts Center is to built on Humboldt Park's Paseo Boricua, the strip of Division Street between California and Western.

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center kicked off its 5-year strategic plan to preserve and support...

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http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141006/humboldt-park/former-sausage-warehouse-acquired-house-new-arts-center-humboldt

HUMBOLDT PARK — The Puerto Rican Cultural Center bought a former sausage warehouse on Division Street as it works to build an arts center that will include a performing arts theater, studio and living quarters for artists and a piano lounge.

The Paseo Boricua Arts Center is to built on Humboldt Park's Paseo Boricua, the strip of Division Street between California and Western.

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center kicked off its 5-year strategic plan to preserve and support the Puerto Rican community in Humboldt Park with the purchase of the warehouse at 2713 W. Division St., the former home of the Ashland Sausage Company.

“The acquisition of those properties is a major step in trying to commercially and culturally anchor our community as it faces the onslaught of an ever encroaching gentrification process which seeks to erase our historical memory from the Greater Humboldt Park community,” read an announcement from Ald. Roberto Maldonado’s office.

The properties will be converted into the new center, which will include 14 live/work space for community artists, a 99-seat theater for performance arts and dramatic productions, a retail arts gallery and a “wines of Latin America/Spirits of the Caribbean Piano Lounge,” according to Maldonado’s office.

The 3,000 square foot building sits across from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center along Paseo Boricua.

“The project will definitely invigorate the financial development of the community, and will provide a place where artists can realize themselves both economically and creatively,” according to Maldonado’s office. “It will truly foment a sense of place for our cultural workers.”

Belmont Bank will provide financing for the project. The Division Street Business Development Association, and its executive director Eduardo Arocho, will manage the initiative.

  • Thing Fish Southside to Northside

    Thanks for the info BM. The horse thing was more of a joke... But, I am surprised to hear the PD is responsible for the Maintenance of the roof. Still disappointed it is not fixed yet.

  • Yeah, and the Park District is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Riot Fest to haul dirt and scatter grass seed, but few seem to understand that this takes more than a month or two.

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    Yeah, and the Park District is responsible for coordinating the efforts of Riot Fest to haul dirt and scatter grass seed, but few seem to understand that this takes more than a month or two.

    The Park District has taken 5 years to fix a roof? Hmmm. Hopefully some of that Riot Fest money will be used to repair that roof and to preserve a unique example of German architecture and the German culture that was here before each of us contributing on Everyblock were even born.

    The roof looks fine; maybe even new; in this 2007 Landmarks Designation report:

    http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/zlup/Historic_Preservation/Publications/Humboldt_Park_Receptory_Stable.pdf

    I wonder who should be fired for failing to maintain a Chicago Landmark?

    Anyone who lives in a residential dwelling that isn't non-profit contributes to the roof repair fund by paying the Chicago Park District via property taxes.

    With our Park District having a tax-funded budget of over 400 million per year, I think it is time that someone advocates for our neighborhood and gets these things taken care of. What is wrong, I mean WTF is wrong with our Alderman?

Oct 13

Updated 5 days ago

Per Rahm:

Q: Ravenswood and Logan Square are both hot for breweries and bars at the moment. What parts of the city do you think are ripe for the next wave of growth?

A: My prediction is Humboldt Park. It has the architecture and the bones of the buildings, and with the 606 Bloomingdale Trail (rails-to-trails elevated park) and the boulevards, it's set to take off. South of South Loop — Motor Row, Pilsen and that area going into Bridgeport. And west of the West Loop.

  • gpblight - I read in the Suntimes yesterday that Rahm wants to hike parking tax. We need a new mayor with a new vision. Rahm is all about money. The poor are poorer and the working class will move away because they will not be able to afford to live in Chicago anymore.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Balance and fair share is what we are after. The Ramster is elevating technology and digital manufacturing. That should have been done a couple decades ago. He is able to attract name brand companies to come and set up their tax homes and satelites here. Those are all GOOD things....

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    Balance and fair share is what we are after. The Ramster is elevating technology and digital manufacturing. That should have been done a couple decades ago. He is able to attract name brand companies to come and set up their tax homes and satelites here. Those are all GOOD things.

    The bad things are: 1. he allows the inefficiencies in union labor to continue making taxpayers pay more for services than necessary. 2. he allows the vendors who cheat on their contracts which also overcharges taxpayers 3. he doesn't give a rats nest about the south and west sides of Chicago as is evidenced by the rampant crime and lack of sustainable economic development. 4. he continues finding little ways to ding Chicagoans out of their hard earned $$ instead of finding other means to bring in $$ (ie I would advocate for bicycle licenses and insurance). example the 8 mil from red light tickets issued illegally (less than 3 sec) 5. he continues robbing the tiff piggy bank and diverting $$ which by law belongs in more impoverished neighborhoods. 6. he continues the building of a 5 star city for TOURISTS who happen NOT to live here; while Chicago neighborhoods disintigrate and depopulate.

    Those are my bones to pick with him. If he could make radical reform in those areas...it would make me and alot of others HAPPY little clams.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Caught Red Handed/changing timing on yellow lights

Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras...

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Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras continue to be a problem for car drivers in Chicago.

As traffic violations affect insurance rates. As it is expensive to pay a ticket, the fines, and school...this action against Chicago drivers should be addressed by ALL Aldermen!

Get the $$ back for those who were ticketed illegally!

What do others think? Have any of us gotten one of those bogus tickets?

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    I tried to fight it and they claimed they never got my request for hearing and doubled the fine and now said it was out of their hands.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco...

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    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco or another systemic failure in Chicagos' parking tickets.

    THANKS for the response. Ask Jackiowak if she can look into it. If it is a system failure, we can also send to the DOIT top person. Department of Information technology and the Inspector general. The Trib also has investigators who might be interested in your case as DATA to support their claims about Chicago Parking Tickets.

    There is also a head of the parking tickets. He should look into if their lock box person dropped the ball or the mail. That person has the authority to do that. I used to know the guy...he was WONDERFUL. But he is gone now. The question is, Who replaced Mat D?

Oct 14

Updated 6 days ago

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    That location and California, from Chicago Ave to Division is exploding with news businesses. It is fantastic to see that it is not the area that is stopping growth like around the corner.

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    I mean, yay and everything, for sure. But does someone have an evil plan to make the people of LS enormously fat? How much pie can one 2 block stretch hold?

    Still waiting patiently for coffee over here at Armitage and Kimball. Someone please notice us!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    LUCHA is planning to flood that area with low income housing, maybe that is why no one wants to open a coffee house by you meanboss?

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May 17

Updated 6 days ago

3200/3300 W. Washington Block needs reserufacing

Ordered Street Paving. Lets see what happens

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Let us know what comes of it.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The Commissioner of CDOT says that the street will be paved this fall. I requested a date but have not received any.

Oct 14

Updated 6 days ago

West Humboldt Park Development Council Revealing of Banners on Chicago Avenue

The West Humboldt Park Special Service Area #63 (SSA), in partnership with Neighborhood Housing Services and the West Humboldt Park Development Council (WHPDC) installed 44 banners along Chicago Avenue on September 26, 2014. After the banners were installed, a ceremony took place at Kells Park to celebrate the Commercial Corridor Revitalization Project.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Hats off to WHPDC! It works HARD to make things better in thearea. The agency and alderman have worked for 15 years to get this area street scaped. City Hall and the State have been SLOW in allocating funds. This stinks. Remember during election time!

6 days ago

Oct 13

Updated 6 days ago

West Humboldt Park commercial corridor gets spruced up

The neighbors to the South, in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, have added another piece to their Chicago Avenue revitalization plan. During the last few years, the West Humboldt Park Development Council has been working hard to improve the Chicago Avenue strip from the railroad viaduct near Kedzie, all the way West to Cicero Avenue.

The improvements include: repaved the street, installed new curb and gutters, new sidewalks, built the Mayor Daley Library, cleaned up Kells Park, became an Special...

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The neighbors to the South, in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, have added another piece to their Chicago Avenue revitalization plan. During the last few years, the West Humboldt Park Development Council has been working hard to improve the Chicago Avenue strip from the railroad viaduct near Kedzie, all the way West to Cicero Avenue.

The improvements include: repaved the street, installed new curb and gutters, new sidewalks, built the Mayor Daley Library, cleaned up Kells Park, became an Special Service Area, added private security, and have welcomed a few new businesses.

Recently they have taken another step towards being an recognized retail destination by adding banners to their light poles to help spruce up the neighborhood, welcome visitors, and build their neighborhood's brand.

http://www.whpdevelopmentcouncil.net/news/8254

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Glad to see West Humboldt Park taking steps to clean up their area and we in The Humboldt Park area should continue to do the same. Just a reminder that at the next United Blocks of West Humboldt Park meeting at Association House at 7 P.M. on the first Thursday of the month, we will be voting on our name change, removing West from it to stop the confusion over the two very different areas of Humboldt Park.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It took YEARS of fighting to get funding for the Chicago Ave Revitalization plan. It even took a fist fight with the ex governor Blago. City Hall and the State were very SLOW at approving street scape funding for lights, sidewalks, garbage bins, trees...anything at all.

    WHPDC has been fighting for more than 15 years just to get that far! Hats off to them a nd their determination.

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