12 hours ago

Updated 43 min ago

Humboldt Park - Park management

What's up with the park? No garbage cans, baseball fields in bad shape. Where and how is the park spending its funds? Especially with new events like Riot Fest that are providing additional funds. How is the Park manager (Cynthia Rosario) and supervisor (Jesus Perez) taking care of issues and concerns? And if they are not going to do anything about it, how do we go about replacing them?

  • musch955 New on Whipple St.

    I totally agree. The amount of trash around the lagoon in particular is terrible (blowing into the water). There is not one trash can in the center of the park and lots of people cook out and have picnics. There definitely needs to be more than the 5 trash cans...

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    I totally agree. The amount of trash around the lagoon in particular is terrible (blowing into the water). There is not one trash can in the center of the park and lots of people cook out and have picnics. There definitely needs to be more than the 5 trash cans on the edge of the park but also it would be nice if people took pride in their public spaces and took their trash with them. Wishful thinking I suppose. Is there a petition we can start to get the Alderman to actually pay attention to this issue.

  • meanboss I own a circus.

    I carried a banana peel all the way into the Loop with me to throw it away because there was no can in the park when I went to the Lagoon. How hard is it to put in some trash cans?

11 hours ago

8 hospitalized after West Side porch collapse

...West Side Sunday evening.It happened during a birthday party at a home in the 700 block of North St. Louis in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.A witness says at least a dozen people, including eight...

11 hours ago

Eight hurt in West Side porch collapse

The collapse happened in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue about 5:52 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said.

11 hours ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Contributes $26.1 Million in Community Benefits

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) contributed more than $26.1 million in community benefits to residents of the West Town, Belmont Cragin, Hermosa, Logan Square and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago, including outreach efforts that helped 90,669 people in 2013, announced Presence Health officials.

11 hours ago

8 Hurt When Porch Collapses

The collapse happened in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue just before 6 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said.

11 hours ago

Adventurous Bickerdike Humboldt Residents host a Gardening Party

For years, at the Bickerdike site, planting has been a tradition for the residents. We love gardening because it's nice to wake up in the morning and see the different flowers that surround the front courtyard.

3 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Any bright ideas about how to complain about city subcontractors?

There are subcontractors who are doing city work on my block and have consistently screwed things up. Broke my front walkway last week, and today got a piece of heavy machinery stuck on the new covers to the new plumbing that they did on our block, plainly damaging them in the bargain. The phone number on the side of their truck is for a non-working number (Sumit Construction in Skokie -- there are 4 Sumit Constructions in Chicago) and the workers are completely surly. I've called 311 as has my neighbor, but is there anything more we can do to try to get the city to pay attention to this?

  • When the city replaced the water main on our street, there were some problems. We called the alderman, who gave us the name of the city employee who job was to ensure the contractors performed the work correctly. He had to sign-off on work before the contractors were paid, so...

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    When the city replaced the water main on our street, there were some problems. We called the alderman, who gave us the name of the city employee who job was to ensure the contractors performed the work correctly. He had to sign-off on work before the contractors were paid, so he had leverage.

    He gave us his cell #, and asked us to not confront the workers, but to contact him directly with any concerns or problems. And he occasionally was on site, so we could point out the issue. For the most part he ensured our concerns were addressed.

    I forgot the job title of that city employee...sorry.

    And FWIW, our contractors were surly too.

  • Sarah Marmor dachshundist

    Thanks. I was thinking I should do that, too. And Alderman Moreno's office seems pretty responsive.

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

1050 N Spaulding

heard some commotion outside this multi unit bldg. Saw they called police twice and an argument with a young guy and some family members. Got a little hectic with loud voices then it settled down !

  • Clee: There has been a lot of "clean-up" done in this area. If you have eyes on a repetitively problematic building, you may want to get more involved with CAPS (Beat 1121's meeting is coming up on the 1st Thursday of August). Especially if you own property nearby.

29 hours ago

Updated 15 hours ago

3242 w Thomas st

Any info about 3242 w Thomas st i am interest to buy it

  • I don't know anything about that house or that block. I bought on the 2700 w block of Thomas...from renting on the 2100 w block of Thomas....I am very PRO Humboldt Park...this area is such a diamond in the rough. It has so much potential and such a special special...

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    I don't know anything about that house or that block. I bought on the 2700 w block of Thomas...from renting on the 2100 w block of Thomas....I am very PRO Humboldt Park...this area is such a diamond in the rough. It has so much potential and such a special special place in the city, Humboldt Park. I went in buying where I am now with open eyes... The difference between 2100 w and 2700 w is like night and day. The further west you go I don't know anything about that house or that block. I bought on the 2700 w block of Thomas...from renting on the 2100 w block of Thomas....I am very PRO Humboldt Park...this area is such a diamond in the rough. It has so much potential and such a special special place in the city, Humboldt Park. I went in buying where I am now with open eyes... The difference between 2100 w and 2700 w is like night and day. I haven't had any major issues the rougher it gets. I haven't had any major issues. Looking at the location it is close to the park but I wouldn't care for the lack of restaurants in walking distance. I could be wrong on that. The area is changing and who knows what the future will bring...if the momentum in our area stays at the same level it's going to be even more amazing than it already is, in my eyes anyway. Good Luck!

  • Are you looking to live there or to flip it? We live nearby.

25 hours ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Rockwell and LeMoyne disturbance 9:15p ish

Domestic issue in the Lucha building on the s.w. corner. Confirmed with the responding officers. About 10 cars were at the incident and I have to say that is a welcome sight.
Thank you CPD.

  • Leigh CPS Teacher & Humboldt Park resident

    Thank you for posting this as I'm at Rockwell & Potomac and was wondering where the speeding cops cars down Rockwell were headed.

3 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Humboldt Haus?

Any idea on when Humboldt Haus will open there deli or is this turning into another liquor store as evidenced by the by liquor sign?

  • Squeak-O Your friendly neighborhood Gladys Kravitz.

    They are not running just another liquor store. The selection is really good, quality wines from small producers and a nice craft beer selection priced well. I stopped in and had a nice chat with the owner. He's looking forward to getting the deli open but things with the city and building capital take time. Stop in and talk to the man behind the counter before passing judgment.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I talked to a owner some time ago, still no deli, I think the sign sucks! I had big hopes for this place, first just a liquor store, deli did not open in February and now this ghetto sign. Just what the neighborhood doesn't need. I talked to the man behind the counter so I guess I can pass judgment.

4 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

I have to give a shout out to the cops this morning

I read a lot about how unresponsive the CPD is in our neighborhood, but this morning at about 6 am I heard what seemed like 6 shots near my home (1500 block of Talman), and called 911. The CPD were there within 5 minutes and did a thorough check. I felt a little sheepish because I'm never 100% sure what shots sound like, but I felt I had to call. They were fast and on it and great, and I felt safer as a result. And I feel like it's only fair to note it when they do a good job, too.

Jun 06

Updated 30 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."

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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

    This is why protesting the ticket at AH is not enough. If AH dismisses the case; then the person who got the ticket should file a complaint with the department that manages/supervises the Red light Camera people.

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    This is why protesting the ticket at AH is not enough. If AH dismisses the case; then the person who got the ticket should file a complaint with the department that manages/supervises the Red light Camera people.

    If AH does not dismiss the case and you feel it is a wrong judgement; still complain to the department that manages/supervises the Red Light Camera people.

    Not sure if the Inspector General also handles this? Not sure if Procurement handles this? Not sure if CDOT handles this. Typically many departments can get involved.

    Chicagoans need to stand up and go after all the vendors who are abusive to us. Why should they get paid handsome salaries or lucrative contracts and then we suffer? We pay $$ but we also waste time, and we get angry.

    If a system is set up that exploites us; we need to fight back through the legal channels.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did everyone see the front page of the SUNDAY TRIBUNE? The Redflex camera scandal is gaining momentum. Lets hope some of these white collar criminals go to JAIL....why should corruption in Illinois and Chicago be so easily forgiven by the taxpayers who are being taken advantage of?????

    It is time for us to take a stand and put them in jail where they belong.

35 hours ago

City selling vacant lots in East Garfield Park for $1

The City of Chicago owns about 400 vacant lots in East Garfield Park - and they're selling them all for $1 each until Aug 4th.

If you own land on the same block as one or more of these lots, you can apply to buy up two of them.

Apply online here: http://largelots.org/apply/

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3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

gray and white cat, clipped ear

is he yours? think it's a he. he's sort of friendly and trying to get inside but also bitey and has a clipped ear. we'd be ok with him being our outdoor cat for a little while, but he may belong to someone, or be happier as an indoor cat?

  • Chicago Al Lifelong Chicagoan, documentarian, & time-traveler

    Might be feral. I think they clip their ears when they release them after being vet checked/spayed.

3 days ago

Scene of the Crime: 11-year-old girl killed by stray bullet

She was the second child shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday. A 12-year-old was wounded in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. along with two adults.

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Chicago police officers and detectives investigate a shooting at the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. A 11-year-old girl was shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.

Sirens drowned out the talk on Gladys Avenue just east of Pulaski Road where the 11-year-old was shot in the head during a sleepover.  She was inside a home with friends when someone outside opened fire, sending a bullet through the walls into a room where the girl played with friends.

Two Chicago police sergeants guard the scene of a triple shooting on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue.

People watch police activity at the scene of a shooting on the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue.

3 days ago

Scene of the Crime: An 11-year-girl shot dead at sleepover

She was the second child shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. A 12-year-old was wounded in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m., along with two adults.

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Chicago police officers and detectives investigate a shooting at the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. A 11-year-old girl was shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.

The sirens drowned out conversations at a scene on Gladys Avenue just east of Pulaski Road where a 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m.

Two Chicago police sergeants guard the scene of a triple shooting on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue.

People watch police activity at the scene of a shooting on the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue.

3 days ago

Girl, 10, dies after being shot in her head on the West Side

A man, a woman and the girl were on the street in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. when someone approached on foot and fired at them, police said.

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Shamiya Adams was shot about 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, officials said.

3 days ago

Chicago Shootings Kill 11-Year-Old Girl, Injure 12-Year-Old Child

In the other case involving a child on Friday, three people were wounded about 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in East Garfield Park.

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The 11-year-old girl was shot around 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Garfield Park. She suffered a gun shot wound to her head, police said.

...was wounded in a shooting in Englewood. The man was sitting on the sidewalk at 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue when a dark-colored car drove by and someone from within the car fired shots...

Around 12:50 a.m., the boy was in a parked car in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in his arm, Estrada said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he is in stable condition.

One man, 24, and another man, 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

The men were standing on the corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

• Around the same time three men, including one 15-year-old boy, were shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in Austin. 

The man was on the porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue when two men approached him on foot and opened fire, Estrada said.

The man, who is a documented gang member, was in a car in the 7600 block of South Drexel Avenue when the shooter opened fire from an alley, striking him in his right eye, Estrada said. 

• Fifteen minutes earlier, a 26-year-old was standing in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue when a man pulled up in a silver BMW. The two exchanged words before the man got out of the car and started shooting, striking the 26-year-old in his stomach and his leg, Estrada said.

The boy was sitting in front of a residence in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired shots, striking him in his arm and foot, Estrada said.

Jul 10

Updated 3 days ago

criminal sexual assault to a minor

on june 28 at approximately 3:18am my 15 year old daughter was beaten and dragged into an alley near francisco and thomas and was raped by 3 men who hang in the area of augusta and california. one is in custody, the youngest 14 yrs old but the other two who are in there 20's are still out there. if anyone has any info please contact the police, one guy goes by the name tony he is a reputed gang...

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on june 28 at approximately 3:18am my 15 year old daughter was beaten and dragged into an alley near francisco and thomas and was raped by 3 men who hang in the area of augusta and california. one is in custody, the youngest 14 yrs old but the other two who are in there 20's are still out there. if anyone has any info please contact the police, one guy goes by the name tony he is a reputed gang member of the insane dragons he's hispanic with blue eyes, the other is in his 20's goes by the name julian or michael soto. my daughter just turned 15, they lured her away from her friends, they beat her then they took her in an alley and they all raped her, my daughter was a virgin. please anything you know call detective burns at 3124981436. this happened in an alley between mozart and francisco on the north side of augusta at about 3:30 to 4:00 am on june 28th. thank you and god bless

  • me

    Whenever my child suffers, I die a little inside. I will pray for you both and wish I could do more.

  • Dizzle83 Tri-Taylor resident. Mom. Pet owner. Journalist.

    I know you're a good mom. Thanks for sharing your story and getting the word out on your daughter's behalf. That takes courage.

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Girl, 10, shot in her head on the West Side

A man, a woman and the girl were on the street in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. when someone approached on foot and fired at them, police said.

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Shamiya Adams was shot about 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, police said.

3 days ago

Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home

700 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL, 60624, United States

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3900 W Gladys Ave, Chicago, IL, 60624, United States

3800 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647, United States

A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the eye in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard about 11:05 p.m., Greer said, citing preliminary information. Condition and hospitalization information and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

A male victim whose age was unavailable was shot in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue about 10:30 p.m. He suffered wounds to the arm and foot and his condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.

A male was shot near Armitage and Lamon avenues about 10:50 p.m. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest, Greer said.

Jul 15

Updated 4 days ago

What's up with the roads and all of the potholes?

We have to vote this cruel and deceitful Mayor out of office.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    GP,

    So where do we go to blow the whistle?

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I am up for making some calls if someone whats to centralize an issue, location, and sought after action; let me know how I can lend a hand.

4 days ago

Two hurt in Humboldt Park shooting

...Humboldt Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. A female was shot in the area of...

Jul 03

Updated 4 days ago

Suspicious activity?

800 block of N. Washtenaw. Yesterday (July 2), late morning/early afternoon, as I had returned home, I noticed a small white car parked (maybe a Ford or Toyota, engine not running) with two white men sitting. I thought it was a little weird, partially because the engine was turned off, but more because they just seemed to be sitting there not talking but scoping out the block. I made brief eye contact with one of them. A few minutes after...

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800 block of N. Washtenaw. Yesterday (July 2), late morning/early afternoon, as I had returned home, I noticed a small white car parked (maybe a Ford or Toyota, engine not running) with two white men sitting. I thought it was a little weird, partially because the engine was turned off, but more because they just seemed to be sitting there not talking but scoping out the block. I made brief eye contact with one of them. A few minutes after I went inside, my buzzer rang briefly but I was busy and couldn't answer it. I suppose it could've been them. When I was able to look outside, the car was gone.

Don't know. This is probably nothing, but I know I've never seen that car parked on the street before. I just thought it was a little odd and just wanted to let those who are on this block or surrounding blocks know just in case.

  • A lot of doorbell activity yesterday. There was a group of women ringing doors and leaving doorknob hangers about a Headstart program. And there were two salesmen from Star Energy trying to get people to switch from Com Ed.

  • Could be undercover looking for rapists in that area

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5 days ago

Fun Song about the 606 project

Heard this catchy tune at an event at the Hideout the other night. It's a song about the history of the Bloomingdale train line. Can't get it out of my head. Here's the video:

http://youtu.be/YzBNRrzFak0?t=33s

Jul 15

Updated 5 days ago

Giant Rat living in garage- safe removal?

I have a giant Rat that likes to live in my garage. he sneaks in at night when we come home and sleeps and then runs out when we open garage door. He is the size of a large raccoon and even our dog is afraid of it. I called 311 to have them do abatement in the alley. Does anyone have any recommendations of trapping? I don't want to put poison in the yard or garage because I know stray cats come through the gangway and my dog plays in the yard. Thanks neighbors.

  • They don't?! Ratatouille was all a lie?

    Thanks for the plug-in option. That is 1000x/WAY better than my horrific bucket suggestion.

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