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11 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

Where can I get some decent asopao?

Went to Bruquena at 12:30 today and they were closed (waiter had not arrived yet). What kind of excuse is that? Then went across the street to Latin American. Ordered Asopao de Pollo con arroz and Asopao de Salchicon con fideos. It was basically water, no real sazon. Hubby's asopao de pollo had one measly piece of chicken and there was not enough salchichon in mine. Came away so disappointed. So where can I get a decent asopao?

  • The only place I had good Asopao is Puerto Rico. It's a shame you would think Division Street would have decent Puerto Rican food. You could always try outside of the neighborhood.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    La Bomba is one of the best Puerto Rican restaurants, it's on Armitage between Kedzie and Sawyer

4 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Kedzie Green Line Station Safe?

Hey everyone, I just got transferred to a project in the South Loop and currently I have been taking the North Ave Bus to Western, than the Western Bus to Roosevelt, and than the Roosevelt Bus to Roosevelt and Michigan. Everyday it takes me 1hr 40min to get to and from the South Loop. It's ridiculous. I blame the fact they got rid of the Western Xpress and than add to it that Ventra sucks (takes like 5 taps to...

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Hey everyone, I just got transferred to a project in the South Loop and currently I have been taking the North Ave Bus to Western, than the Western Bus to Roosevelt, and than the Roosevelt Bus to Roosevelt and Michigan. Everyday it takes me 1hr 40min to get to and from the South Loop. It's ridiculous. I blame the fact they got rid of the Western Xpress and than add to it that Ventra sucks (takes like 5 taps to get it to say go). The commute to and from work is killing me. By car, the drive is only 15-20min max, but as I said by bus its like 1hr 40min. so I'm looking for different options. The Homan/Kimball bus runs awesome and I was thinking I can take that to the Kedzie/Lake Green Line Station and take the Green Line to Roosevelt. However, I'm wondering how safe it is? Does anyone know? I'm a little white girl just fyi. Please let me know. I want my life back.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Why don't you just take the North Avenue bus to the Damen Blue line, take the Blue to Clark/Lake, and transfer to the Green line there, and take the Green to Roosevelt?

    Or take the North Avenue bus to the Red line and take the Red all the war to Roosevelt and State?

    Google maps shows those to trips as taking 40 to 50 minutes:
    http://goo.gl/maps/DQUXF

36 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

  • So Roldan doesn't set aside any money for an ongoing maintenance budget of his earlier projects? He makes such huge profits by building and managing housing projects such as Plaza Taino. He could easily afford to fix the problem.

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    So Roldan doesn't set aside any money for an ongoing maintenance budget of his earlier projects? He makes such huge profits by building and managing housing projects such as Plaza Taino. He could easily afford to fix the problem.

    It seems like a pretty basic business model to keep some money in reserves for repairs. Hmm.

    So his plan is to take money out of the construction budget of a new project, use that money to fix up an old project that was built wrong, and make up the losses by cutting corners at the new place? Hmm.

    You'd think with so much experience, he'd have a maintenance and/or repair budget built into the cash flow from the rents, voucher payments and other incentives received.

    I think the taxpayer cost the build the Borinquineers building went up a couple of million.

    That't how it goes with these type of projects. They are always screaming "More More More!"

35 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Humboldt Heights Block Club, Thanks All Good Voters of 26th Ward"

The Election of 26th Ward has been decided by the American Voters of this Great City.
With much effort , We have Won " 52% of the Vote .
We voted for someone who knows our common values and knows the importance of living in the City of Chicago and making it possible for all"
26th Ward Alderman , Roberto Maldonado , For a Brighter day...
Four more Years"

  • Thank u Hp! Iam so sick of people down talking our Aldermen instead of working against him in this new term work with him to build a better 26th ward

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Victor can you tell me three things that are positive for business, and or residents that maldonado has accomplished?

17 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

DNAinfo. Needs To Learn How To Count-Or At Least Not Spin

In an article from DNAinfo. titled (Riot Fest Is Not Leaving Humboldt Park, Organizers Say), they wrote-
"That’s despite an EveryBlock post entitled “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?” that emerged Tuesday that prompted 41 responses ranging from concern to good riddance messages. A second post, “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” was made three days later, drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."!
WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS INFORMATION?!? I went back...

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In an article from DNAinfo. titled (Riot Fest Is Not Leaving Humboldt Park, Organizers Say), they wrote-
"That’s despite an EveryBlock post entitled “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?” that emerged Tuesday that prompted 41 responses ranging from concern to good riddance messages. A second post, “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” was made three days later, drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."!
WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS INFORMATION?!? I went back and read both threads again and found no statement of "good riddance" in “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?”! All the other comments were about CONCERN alright! CONCERN about the fest leaving and how they want it to stay. ONLY ONE PERSON had a negative comment and that person comments that change for the good in HP is bad?!? In the thread “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,”. Where did do get "drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."! Not one comment was negative about RF and most supported it. Neighbors wrote about having meetings with the Alderman, Park District and RF promoters to get them to commit to HP! A very definitive answer of "HP neighbors want RF to stay in a huge way" to me!!!
DNAinfo. did you think the citizens of HP would let you down play this most important event in their neighborhood? I will be waiting to read your retraction and/or apologies to your readers in the HP community. Have a nice day.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I go to DNAinfo. to get my news in HP because the papers leave out a lot of the violence that happens here. Also DNAinfo. adds what contributed to the violence, so I was very upset when I read this article. I received 25 thanks for writing “Riot Fest Needs...

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    I go to DNAinfo. to get my news in HP because the papers leave out a lot of the violence that happens here. Also DNAinfo. adds what contributed to the violence, so I was very upset when I read this article. I received 25 thanks for writing “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” which means 25 readers are for RF in HP to me! I would have never thought that DNAinfo. could have reported this story so wrong and not understood what the majority of residence feel in HP. EPIC FAIL DNAinfo.!!!!!!

  • Well where did whoever posted the thread get their information? Its obviously still going to happen and this was confirmed by three sources now. Why continue to create a stir about a non issue? Looking at the thread it's definitely pro RF but there are some complaints about it so the report isn't so off.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Mike Felder, both threads stated their sources and only one thread had one negative comment. Please reread both. The story belittled RF and trivialized the residence of HP who love it and have witnessed what has happened to HP after RF arrived. To make such statements is like saying an...

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    Mike Felder, both threads stated their sources and only one thread had one negative comment. Please reread both. The story belittled RF and trivialized the residence of HP who love it and have witnessed what has happened to HP after RF arrived. To make such statements is like saying an aircraft carrier is just a boat! Reports like this one happen about RF, have you ever seen a articular about the gangs taking over HP during the other fest. I would say very bad reporting and not a non issue at all!

4 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Humboldt Park Gang Banger States 'we've been here and were here to stay"

On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have...

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On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have read his thread earlier because several of his statements were pulled from EB before I could read them. I am astonished when he proudly writes that most of HP residence were criminals and gang bangers working together against good neighbors who called the police back in the 80's and 90's! I found it interesting that he states he attends beat meetings and will use every legal way to stop the undesirables from taking over HP, like they did in Wicker Park. I started this thread because the other threads topic was not about gang bangers and here non-gang members can read what a confessed gang banger thinks about them and how gangs "won't give up without a fight"-" It won't be as easy as you think to get rid of us"! This is what is happening in HP right now. Criminals in HP are working to get politicians elected who they believe will keep them living here and stop the evils of gentrification from occurring. Do they think they can stop progress or law abiding citizens from moving into HP? What about all the good people of HP that they have been victimizing in decades past? Do they think they will allow this to happen? This topic is now open for discussion. Is it wrong to want to make HP a beautiful place again to raise a family at the expense of moving criminals and gang bangers out?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    You mean Chris Hayes is a liberal, and you obviously don't like liberals. Witness 40 lied under oath, no matter what you say MSNBC has clear proof. The police just don't respect the lives of black people, unless they are conservatives

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Wise people do not rush to judgement and hear all the facts before making a decision. I never use the word liberal, where did you get I don't like them? A great reporter only reports facts, like in the articular I sent you. He has already commended the CA. officers...

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    Wise people do not rush to judgement and hear all the facts before making a decision. I never use the word liberal, where did you get I don't like them? A great reporter only reports facts, like in the articular I sent you. He has already commended the CA. officers for shooting the unarmed black homeless man, when video from witnesses shows the man with his hands on a officers gun and you hear the officer shout "he's got my gun" several time. Oops! he wrong again! Liberal or not, he has zero creditably now.

Feb 24

Updated 10 hours ago

Riot Fest to leave Humboldt Park?

I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is...

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I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is moving the festival out of the neighborhood. The person wouldn't tell me the exact reason why, but suggested BS politics that Mike's sick of playing with the Aldeman.

Have any of you heard anything of the sort? If any of you know him because he supposedly lives in the neighborhoid, please ask him?!?!?

Jun 06

Updated 11 hours ago

success contesting speed camera citations?

I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not...

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I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not a speeder but I've never seen a car slow down to 20mph on Western unless there is heavy traffic. If you don't maintain the flow of traffic you're liable to cause traffic problems (not to mention the road rage you'd incite).

Second, does anyone know the law? Does "when children are present" mean when they're in sight, or does it generally mean when children are in the area i.e. in the school building?

Either way, seems to me these cameras are just slapping drivers with fines without having any positive impact on behavior.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Dave, now that you have proved that documents were falsified. Go after the,person who wrote the ticket.

    U have their badge number. Ask the Inspector General to investigate tickets written by that person. Or whatever regulatory agency is supposed to monitor for abuses. Citizens are nowprotected by the whistleblower city...

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    Dave, now that you have proved that documents were falsified. Go after the,person who wrote the ticket.

    U have their badge number. Ask the Inspector General to investigate tickets written by that person. Or whatever regulatory agency is supposed to monitor for abuses. Citizens are nowprotected by the whistleblower city ordinance 2-156-019

    If a ticker writer has a habit of writing false tickets they should be fired. If they perjured,themselves in any way, they should face stiffer charges.

    Glad,u got off.

    You can get a copy of the voice transcript from Administrative hearings. Get a cd of the judge saying there was no pedestrian in the crosswalk.

    Citizens need to be aggressive in going after the villains. Whe they are employees of the city or their vendors we really have to shed the light of day ob this.

    I got a ticket where the photo was doctored. I need to do the same as you and go after the person who wrote the ticket or doctored the photo. Wonder if there is some kind of bonus given to those who write alot of tickets.

    This is where we do our civic duty and get rid of government representatives who are guilty of illegal activities?

    Let us know what you do and the results.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Oos...Go to Deputy Larry Philips. Find out what agency regulates this city vendor and go after them. Procurement or Jamie Rhee approves city contracts and their pay,ent. Speak to her, ask what body regulates the camera and file a complaint. People are angry about school closings and the Red light cameras.the issue is hot enough to unseat a Mayor.

Feb 19

Updated 11 hours ago

Dogs should not be kept outside in this weather!!

I'm calling you out, whoever you are, on the 1300 Block of Ridgeway who keep their two german shepherd type dogs outside all the time.... in this weather, shame on you! What kind of people are you? Let them lay in the entry way if you feel they should't be in the living quarters of your home. You do not deserve to have them!

  • HPPie Born in HP

    Key point - as long as they have access to shelter and food. Do you think anyone would make such a fuss if they had a heated doggie condo? The fact is there are lots of idiots in this city who abuse animals. Thankfully there are good samaritans who try to save them. I dont think 911 is the correct path, thats why we have other outlets to handle these situations. (Which they did).

  • yeah so the great pyr post? your dog isnt weird, that's its breed. winter weather is their weather. and yes, brutal chicago winter weather. but, then people freak out and would call cops on you. i have a newf and he is an indoor pet through and through but he...

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    yeah so the great pyr post? your dog isnt weird, that's its breed. winter weather is their weather. and yes, brutal chicago winter weather. but, then people freak out and would call cops on you. i have a newf and he is an indoor pet through and through but he would stay outside in this mess for hours if i allowed it. they are not weird, it is their breeds. (btw, lots of dogs love winter, mixes and different breeds). I get it, there are days that dogs should be inside, but, keep in mind, some dogs stay outside, some people have guard dogs, and some actually love it.

Feb 23

Updated 14 hours ago

If you don't stand for something! You will fall for anything.

We should talk call me 773-530-9233 my name Senovia

  • JoAnnRT Long time East Garfield Park resident

    Hi Sonovia,

    There are forces that are working for improving the community and hopefully, you will join. Please start by contacting or visiting the Westside NAACP meeting- first Saturday of the month @1pm. There are other organizations working too recently AAABNA met with high level city officers regarding improving planning and economic development for the Westside and the NAACP will be meeting with County Commissioners too. Drop me an email, if you would like more information. Best.

  • Sonovia Petty #blacklivesmatter#novia

    Hello JoAnn,
    I definetly want to be apart of building and rebuiling this westside. Here is my contact number 773-530-9233

5 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Doorbell Repair

Hey Everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for buzzer/doorbell repair or rebuild. We have an existing set up in place for a four unit building that hasn't worked in years, and I am wondering if any of you have had success with a specialist located in the area. It sounds like it could be pretty expensive, but all we are really looking for are working door chimes as opposed to electronic entry. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

  • If an existing system is in place it sounds like the hard/ expensive part is already done. Shouldn't cost too much to have fixed properly, I'd think?

  • Call up Bullis Locksmith on Addison just west of Milwaukee. Best in the business. They have electronic striker plates to replace old worn ones etc. You will not be disappointed.

Feb 23

Updated 17 hours ago

Any new Businesses in East & West Garfield Park?

I always heard that the West side was the red-headed step-child of black Chicago. Always ignored and last to get city services. After living hear for a few years, I realize this is definitely the case. Our Rotten Mayor Rahm Emanuel has completely ignored the West side, EVEN during his re-election bid. He doesn't even care to get our votes.

The West side is completely stagnant. I've been following many of the events, upgrades and investments happening throughout the entire...

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I always heard that the West side was the red-headed step-child of black Chicago. Always ignored and last to get city services. After living hear for a few years, I realize this is definitely the case. Our Rotten Mayor Rahm Emanuel has completely ignored the West side, EVEN during his re-election bid. He doesn't even care to get our votes.

The West side is completely stagnant. I've been following many of the events, upgrades and investments happening throughout the entire South side from Pullman, Roseland, Washington Park, Bronzeville & especially Englewood. Englewood is getting a Whole Foods Market, has several new technology incubators, food labs, King-Kennedy College, several new coffee shops, independently owned cafes/restaurants and more. Englewood is actually on the come-up and the ball is rolling! I LOVE IT! Englewood is grass-rooting itself out the hole! I'm extremely happy for them because I love a "comeback against all odds" story,

Why are East Garfield Park & West Garfield Park still ignored? I think I have to look in the mirror on this one. We allow an Alderman to continue getting into office without holding him accountable for doing absolutely nothing. I also don't think people on the West side have the innovation or community pride to make such changes in our community. I see no visual signs of cultural pride such as tech incubators, coffee shops, independently owned boutiques, art galleries, musical events, playhouses etc. happening on the West side. Alderman Ervin would rather host a Superbowl Party with strippers for West side gangsters. I'm beginning to believe what everyone told me about Garfield Park before moving here. The West side is just different (and not in a good way).

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

    He doesnt know any better unfortunately. Poor little thing. I thought it was interesting to see the newsman state during election results that Jason Ervin ran unopposed with this look on his face. The entire city and he is the only one? I smell an investigation. There is absolutely NO...

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    He doesnt know any better unfortunately. Poor little thing. I thought it was interesting to see the newsman state during election results that Jason Ervin ran unopposed with this look on his face. The entire city and he is the only one? I smell an investigation. There is absolutely NO Way this is normal. Even the Alderman who actually Work, do their job and have improved their wards tremendously had folks run against them. Its odd and people talk. He will never be respected, no one will ever deal with him except liquor stores, stripping bars, Asian stores that carry cheap goods on Madison. This will he what you get. Lets Hope for the best during another 4 years. I would move.

  • West side resident Lifelong Chicagoan

    Slumlords destroy neighborhoods, and the west side is no exception. I have nothing but disdain for slumlords.

    Ervin seems to fit the criteria for a slumlord.

17 hours ago

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18 hours ago

Information

In respect to several comments, you are correct regarding investigating where the TIF funds are being spent. However, there are options for small businesses when the bank loans are out of reach: Accion Chicago ( loans are from $500. to $100,00) up to 72 months and Lisc Chicago ( loans are $500 to 2.5 million dollars) and a small number of grants. The information is not really being given to the masses...

Also on a different note, was the cheerleading/dancing program ever started in EGP? If not, are there any similar activities in the community? I did check with the park district. Thanks.

25 hours ago

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

Found Cat

Hello, I found a brown male tabby cat at Augusta and Campbell on Saturday eve 2/28. He is clearly domesticated but seemed lost out in the cold. If you know of anyone who he might belong to please let me know. Thanks.

  • I have a vet who is willing to help she lives in the area her name is jenny... she would like to rescue this kitty and help find its home...you can email me at gloryb.5k@gmail.com I'll give you her contact information.

  • Thanks everyone for the tips! Great Gloria, I will email you!

Jan 26

Updated 31 hours ago

Chi-Arts

What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our...

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What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our lawns. These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood? If it was closer to their home, their parents wouldn't have to drive to pick them up. At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line! In the meantime, I am applying for a reduced assessment that will more accurately reflect the reduction in our quality of life. Oh.. I am also looking for a new Alderman...

  • Washtenaw1 --

    You said: "These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood?" And where, exactly, would that be? The kids at ChiArts come from all 50 wards, from every nook and cranny of this city. Some travel three hours every day just to get to and...

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    Washtenaw1 --

    You said: "These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood?" And where, exactly, would that be? The kids at ChiArts come from all 50 wards, from every nook and cranny of this city. Some travel three hours every day just to get to and from school.

    You also said "At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line!" These kids have had to move schools THREE times. Yes, THREE. Do you think the kids wanted their permanent home to be LaFayette? They were PROMISED Malcolm X. But, once again, they were let down. Not by ChiArts, but CPS and the Mayor, who made promises that were never kept.

    These students are brilliant, dedicated, hard-working, exemplary, astonishingly talented, fabulous kids. They travel up to three hours, spend 8 hours in class, and then go to after-school lessons and practices. They go to bed at 3 or even 4 in the morning and then get up start all over again. You will never ever meet better kids.

  • Tapdancemom , You hit the mark, thank you, make it real "
    Single father , I agree with you"

Feb 20

Updated 32 hours ago

West Humboldt Safety

Hi all!!!

I was hoping some of you guys can help me out here -

I am considering a move to the area west of Humboldt Park. I have my eye on a place a couple of blocks South of Cemitas Pueblas (Le Moyne and N Central Park ish)

I'm a single male in my mid 20s, moving from the West Loop.

I've been told the area West of the park can get a little dangerous - what do you guys think? Is the neighborhood on the up and up or on the decline?

Thank you!!!

  • everyblockhp Looking to make hp a better place for everyone !

    Great post Tanja !

  • Been in Humboldt Park since 1984 ...
    I have enjoyed every Festival that has taken place and the Global connection of music is incredible , The baseball games in the Humboldt Park are so exciting ...
    Humboldt Park Classic Car Show that's so cool"
    The geese landing , from flights afar never afraid to come and land here in Humboldt Park.
    Maybe we can join and ride in Humboldt Park...
    Welcome"

Feb 15

Updated 33 hours ago

Any leads on a puppy?

I would like to get a male 8 week old Rottweiler puppy. If anyone has any leads on one please contact me.

Feb 24

Updated 37 hours ago

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now...

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    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now even outside of chicago and nationwide are seeing the importance of electing a person of for and by the PEOPLE. NOt Corporations.
    Rahm is a vengeful evil person and he will be stopped.
    The people see through his BS !
    Thats why after spending so many millions he could not get 50% plus one vote !
    Chuy we are with you ! White Black Latino ! a COALITION !!!!!!!!! Somthing the rich corporatist dont want to hear !
    Im waiting for the dirty tricks from Rahm !

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Before making any decisions based on a popularity contest read what Mark Kiirk stated: (never mind the tyrant statement about with all the exclamation points. Anon still has not made a case FOR CHuy. He is still talking in negatives and negatives only.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/407760/sen-kirk-re-elect-rahm-chicago-end-like-detroit

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    Before making any decisions based on a popularity contest read what Mark Kiirk stated: (never mind the tyrant statement about with all the exclamation points. Anon still has not made a case FOR CHuy. He is still talking in negatives and negatives only.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/407760/sen-kirk-re-elect-rahm-chicago-end-like-detroit

    Please pay particular attention to the last paragraph. The addressing part has me baffled since I know of no statements from Chuy about this subject.

    This election is about the fiscal health of Chicago and NOTHING else. If we can't pay our bills and get the spending under control there will be problems that can't be fixed by talking about neighborhoods and school closings. This is a job for someone who can work with a budget the size of Chicago's. Rahm has shown he can do this task. Say what you want about his personality, his friends or how he dresses or whatever. The facts remain that this about budget and how to control one.

4 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Riot Fest Needs our Help

UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last...

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UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last years flood during RF. Another member complained that Sacramento was closed one day prior. There was talk of the food trailers in HP going after RF for lost income because setting up days before RF. Max remarked that Sacramento was only closed for an hour that day, the food trailers have a contract with the park district and have given three options on setting up during RF. This RF did not have to do but reached out to the food trailers to help any way RF could! Max went on that the drains in the park were filled with GREASE, gravel and dirt which contributed to the flooding last year. Amy remarked that clogged drains have been a problem going back as far as 2008 in other locations in the park. Max pointed out clearly that RF has to follow Park District rules and complaints about thous rules being followed belong to the Park District and should be made to them and not placed onto RF.
I do not understand why a fest that does so much good "the list is to long to write here" for HP is being questioned on such minor matters? Shootings and gang activity do not spike during this fest! Why are they getting such a hard time making HP a great place to live by the powers in City Hall? Now is the time citizens of HP! If you love RF, write and call your Alderman, The Mayor and attend Humboldt Park Advisory Council meetings and make your voice be heard! RF needs us to show our overwhelming support.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Meg, if it is true that this is a Park District thing thn contact,the head of the Park District. For city things follow,the,steps I listed. I have no idea why citizens keep going to the same place that does not give service...and then expects something positive to occur.

    Do foias....

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    Meg, if it is true that this is a Park District thing thn contact,the head of the Park District. For city things follow,the,steps I listed. I have no idea why citizens keep going to the same place that does not give service...and then expects something positive to occur.

    Do foias. Send in the complaints, with photos,or other evidence. If nothing happens send it to the regulatoru bodies and top city lawyer and get them involved. U definitely will get a resolution from the mayor, commissioner, regulatory body.

    I used to be stupid and keep ordering from a ward super and 311 for,years. I Don't waste my time doing that anymore. I go to the,top dogs responsible and tell them to hold their feet on the ground responsible. When they won't I report it to a regulatory body.

6 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

Today's a new day....

Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua),...

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Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua), assistance for struggling homeowners, maybe a good elementary school or two?

Throwing it out there because all the back and forth debates and rebutles were entertaining, but that did not offer a solution, that was blowing off steam.

I don't have a lot of time to commit to this but I'd like to join efforts of those that are on the same page.

Thanks

  • City Dude Living in Humboldt Park

    Musketeer, I agree with you. Maldonado was clear when he told the audience that he does not want to work together with all people in the 26th Ward. We have to start interst groups and develop strenght by connecting these groups. When problems comes up we should be able to react quickly and with power.

  • Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

    Everyone must get involved in some fashion. There are many great community, parks, and civic organizations to get involved with. In our opinion, to make a community safe, one has to get involved in the Community Policing, (CAPS) know your beat and know your neighbors. In addition, if your school is not performing well, get involved in the Local School Council, (LSC). If one feels their parks are not safe, get involved with the park advisory council. Their is so much one can contribute to a community.

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Follow The Groundhog’s Example: Stay Indoors

Every year, in February, we wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, will predict six more weeks of winter. Huge crowds have waited for Phil’s prediction each year since 1886. For Phil, seeing his shadow predicts six more weeks of winter-like weather. More often than not, he sees his shadow and goes back inside.  

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Updated 3 days ago

Ridgeway and LeMoyne?? Good move?

What is the area around Ridgeway and LeMoyne like. Considering moving to the area. Looking to purchase.

  • liz

    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to...

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    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to be moving there soon. Shoot me an email if you want to talk more, or are looking at other areas nearby. I know how to put in a good offer and might soon be your neighbor! lizpaint at gmail dot com.

  • I spend a lot of time around the area, I know someone who lives on ridgeway, the block south on North ave and the like it. It's a quiet block and they like their neighbors.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Hipolito Roldan, are you a slumlord? - Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year...

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The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year ago but after digging up the first floor he got bored so the first floor is still just dirt. The open and unheated first floor is now cooling down the entire building.

Plaza Taino's residents are elderly and some of them are disabled. When the first floor was removed so was the entire entrance to the building. Tenants are now entering through the fire door at the side of the building. There is nobody working in the entry anymore. The elderly and the disabled are without necessary services Hipolito Roldan charge for.

Hipolito Roldan, when are you going to stand up to your responsibilities to make Plaza Taino livable for your elderly tenants? I guess you still get your government subsidized rent so aren't you required to provide livable conditions for your tenants?

To all other readers: Where do you report a slumlord? Hipolito Roldan charge average $1500 / moth per apartment but the conditions are barely livable. Some elderly tenants has recently been forced to move out. How can we as a community stop this kind of neglect?

Hipolito Roldan fix Plaza Taino. Stop being a slumlord!

  • Susan S. resident

    Call the city and report. Do I understand that there are not 2 exits? Not safe. Not legal. Is the landlord not keeping the apartments heated to 68/65 degrees? Not legal. Residents could probably stay in a hotel until it's fixed and deduct it from their rent. Make the calls, find someone to advocate for the residents.

  • MaB

    Wanted to vote against Mal-donado(did you know in Spanish "Mal"means bad?) but found out at the last second ward boundaries had changed and even though I live directly behind Maldonaldo office on division I did not vote in 26th ward, convenient. Such is life in chicago #gettingusedtocorruption

3 days ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.I my self think gangs are at war again.

3 days ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.U my self the gangs are at war again.

Feb 21

Updated 3 days ago

Lost Sharpei

Please help Karma is peach colored and got out of the yard near Campbell and North. Last seen going south from Bloomingdale and California. He has no collar on friendly but doesn't know the neighborhood. Reward

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Feb 24

Updated 4 days ago

Mayoral race

Tomorrow I hope we take a step forward and get rid of Rahm, and elect Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Allen, why do you get to decide who are "the real people of Humboldt park / Logan square"?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Its justy opinion Jason. I choose to side with the boricua or the brother or the gringo who had been in the neighborhood since the 60s. Those are the real residents as far as I'm concerned. You don't have to follow my train of thought.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Despite neglecting the West Side, Rahm wins in most of the West Side. What gives???

I don't get it. City hall consistently neglects the west side over and over again. They pour most of their resources into downtown or the northside and completely neglect the west side. West siders whine and complain yet they vote for the establishment.

For all you West Side Rahm supporters, what makes you think city hall will treat the west side any different in the next 4 years?

  • Valerie, for those of us old enough to know Harold was the same way, he focused on the neighborhoods. Mayor Daley changed that when he took over, focusing on downtown

    To be honest, I think in the late 80's and early 90's when downtown was declining it was not a bad idea to invest in downtown, but today downtown is vibrant and we can now focus on the neighborhoods

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    A balanced approach is always best. North Lawndale is on life support. We need resources quick, fast and in a hurry.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Norwegian American Hospital not shoveling their empty lots

Has anyone else noticed that Norwegian American Hospital, with all of their precious empty lots, forgets that shoveling the sidewalks around them is their responsibility? Everyone down our block does their best to keep up on shoveling but when you get to a hospital lot, the snow is either stacked high or the ice is packed thick and it becomes seriously dangerous. Of the city of Chicago website they say that businesses that do not shovel their property face a fine of $1000 a day. With the 10 or so properties the hospital owns that would seriously add up. If this isn't an isolated issue only on our block, should we all collectively complain to the city?

  • I posted a EB thread about this same problem a few weeks ago. I had luck getting some snow removed along the properties that I noticed by contacting the hospital through their website. Feel free to message me if you want the direct contact info.

  • Call 311 or report them on the city's snow removal reporting website

4 days ago

Batavia Allstate Agent Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate agency owner David Rosenberg received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids, Minn., where Rosenberg volunteers.

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Feb 20

Updated 5 days ago

I Need a parking spot in west Humboldt park??

Anyone have a parking garage available in Humboldt park by Division and Homan Thank you

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