22 hours ago

Updated 28 min ago

Public housing wait list opens up for Humboldt park

I was looking at Roberto Maldonado's Facebook page today. It said that a waiting list for public housing had opened up for the neighborhoods of west town, Humboldt park and Logan square. I think with all the gentrification that has happened, this is long overdue. Hopefully they will build some more low income housing.

  • Mr. Montgomery

    When I raised my Parents had only one wish for me and this that I would do better than them.

    You don't seem to be from that school. The good ole days were nice we were really tight and things were tough.

    But when you really look, I...

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    Mr. Montgomery

    When I raised my Parents had only one wish for me and this that I would do better than them.

    You don't seem to be from that school. The good ole days were nice we were really tight and things were tough.

    But when you really look, I mean take hard clear look at the good ole days is that what you want for your children?

    I understand you frustration with the newer people that say they love Humboldt Park for the diversity and yet take no time to learn customs or socialize with locals.

    I understand the frustration of reading EB and seeing the casual racism that floats as conversation.

    I understand the frustration of people that move in and want to bring their suburban/small town ways to an City setting.

    Forget them. You are a Dad and its about your kids. You have to admit that City Services all of a sudden get better when White Folks move into the neighborhood.

    Make peace and tend to yours.

    Your kids may grow up to be Yuppies. Nothing wrong with that.

    P.S. I noticed in a post that your doing a little house flipping in Englewood???

    That would be called gentrifying.

  • 2645 W. North Avenue?

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Updated 58 min ago

EGP shopper fimds good deals

Guess we can call ourselves Cult Shoppers if we shop at Aldis'

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  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Real Simple is offering a $5 subscription for a year. Can cancel auto subscription.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Genome Magazine is offering a free annual subscription. Anyone wanting to know where Medicine is heading will find this magazine fascinating.

Apr 11

Updated 58 min ago

We need City Service

We are starting a new game to compete with each other.

Name your block, list what service you need here.

Email letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Tell him the circumstances and your list. Attach photos of the problem if you are able. Attach foias if you are aware service was dispatched many times and the problem still exists. If you ordered many times and apparemtly got nothing do a foia for several years. U may discovered someone lied and said they did the work...

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We are starting a new game to compete with each other.

Name your block, list what service you need here.

Email letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Tell him the circumstances and your list. Attach photos of the problem if you are able. Attach foias if you are aware service was dispatched many times and the problem still exists. If you ordered many times and apparemtly got nothing do a foia for several years. U may discovered someone lied and said they did the work but never successfully did the work.

Examples on my block were: (17)times crews came to change a leaky water meter (2) hour job. 85 cuts on vacant lots ( perhaps 18) were really cut. Blue recycle,bins marked delivered (3) times and never delivered at multiple houses. Service for a leaky parkway device (5) service disparches and never fixed. (3000) service,requests" for a black bin and garbage pickup,that never was done. Years of service calls for pot holes. The list goes on for a couple decades.

Let the games begin.lets see if we can transition these discussions into GETTING the city service.

Post the results here.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Media,sel,gloria, Start a thread w/ your topic. Then there will b more eb topics that people can support in EGP. See if you are able to mobilize people to join u in your projects. I believe there is also a yahoo site for EGP. It used to b at the bottom of the wiki page for EGP. U may find people who want to do what you want to do on that site. I think there may b 100 on that site.

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    Heygpblight! Thats why I posted my email address so those interested can come off the thread and email me directly. Your adivce on creating a thread on this may increase some additional "YES" folks too.

Apr 02

Updated 4 hours ago

LOST KITTY!! Small black and white cat

Hey everybody! This kitty has been lost for nearly a week. Her name is Anna (pronounced Ah-na). She is very small and looks like a kitten even though she isn't (she's about 7 years old). May be pregnant. Please help us find her! She was lost from Division/Rockwell area. If found please call Stephan at (402) 290-3696

PS: I'm not sure what happened to my picture but here is a link to it! http://puu.sh/gZaW7/77b86a1b0e.JPG

And here is the flier - http://docdroid.net/wbqx

  • Piya A lazy person

    Just bumping this in case anybody sees her. We got a phone call from someone who thinks they saw her, around the parking lot of the Roberto Clemente High School (on the west side of Western) so we were looking around in the alleys for awhile. Still, it gave us hope. I also made a slightly smaller size of the poster -- http://puu.sh/hgwDv/19935a9042.png

  • Piya A lazy person

    HEY -- I just wanted to say, we found her. A nice lady saw her in her backyard and was able to catch her. Some stories do have happy endings.

6 days ago

Updated 7 hours ago

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Thewaitingarea is a troll and a complete imbicile. Look at how he/she knows nothing about me but has the audacity to mention my name in his/her post.

  • Allen is obviously a sociopath, I do find his brand of crazy slightly entertaining but he is and will continue to be insignificant to the majority of the population.

Mar 20

Updated 8 hours ago

Black pit bull with white markings wandering Wabansia by Central Park and further west.

I was walking my dog near Wabansia and Central Park and a sweet and timid adult male pit bull, mostly black with some white marks walked right up to us. He was very friendly with my dog (tried getting a little too friendly if you know what I mean), and seemed frightened of me but warmed up eventually. He had a collar but no leash. I have seen him around two other times on my street but this was the...

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I was walking my dog near Wabansia and Central Park and a sweet and timid adult male pit bull, mostly black with some white marks walked right up to us. He was very friendly with my dog (tried getting a little too friendly if you know what I mean), and seemed frightened of me but warmed up eventually. He had a collar but no leash. I have seen him around two other times on my street but this was the first time I really got a good look at him. He doesn't seem skinny but he's filthy. I'm assuming he lives outside if he has a home. Any idea where he belongs. I would hate for him to get hit by a car. I was trying to get him to follow us all the way home but then he stayed back a few blocks before I got home. Next time I walk my dogs I am going to bring an extra leash and my phone to maybe get a photo of him. If you know anything about this dig let me know. I don't think it is too uncommon for dogs to get out in this neighborhood. Sad :(

  • Can be neutered at PAWS, (773) 521-SPAY. Dog over 50 pounds about $100, unless you receive some sort of subsidy or public benefit (SSI, link, ....) then usually next to no cost.

  • House Six Bloomingdale Trail

    Update: just saw him running free in the street on wabansia near Central Park again!

    He is fast and will go home- if he doesn't get hit by a car or snatched up by dog fighters/ breeders.

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30 hours ago

Earth Day / Trash Day at the park

Humboldt Park Earth Day celebration simply adding to the billing trash that's in are park.....

36 hours ago

Updated 34 hours ago

Shooting at 6am

3300 block Le Moyne: woke up to about 10 gun shots around 6:15 am. Anyone else hear this? I hope no one was hurt. A few cars got shot up.

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2 days ago

Updated 36 hours ago

What a beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Birds singing, dragonfly wings shimmering in the sunlight, tree buds opening up a soft green, and a carpet full of blue flowers by the formal garden. Children gleefully playing at the playground, making noises as their job entails them to do. A woman sitting on a bench, reading a book, while her dog lies on the grass, panting furiously. There's a wind carbine (I think that's what they're called) directly opposite the westernmost entrance/exit to the boathouse--I never noticed that...

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Birds singing, dragonfly wings shimmering in the sunlight, tree buds opening up a soft green, and a carpet full of blue flowers by the formal garden. Children gleefully playing at the playground, making noises as their job entails them to do. A woman sitting on a bench, reading a book, while her dog lies on the grass, panting furiously. There's a wind carbine (I think that's what they're called) directly opposite the westernmost entrance/exit to the boathouse--I never noticed that before! Some students from Columbia filming a project.

Caught on camera! My mystery bird! Three of them today! Quacking and submerging. Unfortunately, again, I did not have my camera with me, as this was an impromptu visit. Did capture it on my cell camera, but too far away to make any distinctions. But in talking to someone else on the bench, he said that he's seen them there before, being quite vocal. I heard one call, but didn't capture that on video. From his description of it, I do think it's an American coot, but I will try to keep my camera at the ready so when I go out, it's there to pick up.

If there's anybody reading this who will help out at the clean up tomorrow near the nature habitat, see if you can get a picture of these birds, and post them. I would appreciate that!

There was even a loon out in the middle. Yes, a beautiful day!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Best of all, not a single banger in sight! Life is good in HP!

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hair Highlights

Looking for a new salon to have my hair colored and cut for a reasonable price. My stylist moved out of state and I'm nervous to try some place new. Any suggestions?

  • Throwing Karen Marie salon on Milwaukee and Oakley into the mix. As a bonus, the salon is sustainable. Karen is a great colorist - but does not cut. I see Angie for that. I believe a single process and a cut is less than $150 and they offer a discount if you rebook another appointment when you're there. The salon is laid back and cozy.

  • Definitely check out Summer at Sine Qua Non on Chicago (across from Mariano's). Discovered her in a magazine article (I think it was "Chicago's best highlights") after my stylist had to retire early. More than a decade later – I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. So happy that I...

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    Definitely check out Summer at Sine Qua Non on Chicago (across from Mariano's). Discovered her in a magazine article (I think it was "Chicago's best highlights") after my stylist had to retire early. More than a decade later – I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. So happy that I found her!

    The next day, I feel like a kid that's played outside in the sun all summer. Completely natural. Even better, her highlights grow out beautifully – and my hair grows like weed. (And, it's a very dark blonde). So, I only need to go a few times a year. Which is a good thing, because Sine Qua Non is not cheap. Pricing depends if you want full or partial highlights. I always go for full, and it's always worth every dime.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mechanic

I need some brake work done. Anyone have a good mechanic?

  • Albany Auto is the best and back all their work. Tell them you were referred by me.

  • i love Victor at Victor's Auto. Have been going there for a decade. Super honest and very inexpensive

    4643 W Huron
    773-278-8365

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3 days ago

Opportunity Rolls in for Greater West Town Graduate

Adrian graduated from Greater West Town's Shipping & Receiving program in February and less than 2 weeks later was on the job at a leading food products manufacturer. He's already received two raises and a promotion!  With a great salary he was able to buy a new, high-end car.  

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

While walking in Humboldt Park today (Monday)...

I was at my favorite spot, the Wildlife Refuge area. While sitting on the bench, among the usual citizens there, I saw a small, dark-colored duck with a white beak. I have looked on two web sites (Flyways and Ducks Unlimited) and neither has an image of it, so I don't know what it is, which makes me even more curious. Also seen: a big, reddish-colored fish breaching! First time I've ever seen a fish jump out of the water! And a male ballard trying to get close to a female and getting chased around by her mate. The intruder landed by my side of the lagoon quacking galore!

Ah, such a beautiful sight.

  • I suspect its a juvenile coot just cause March is when they come they Illinois maybe this boy is lagging behind cause he's younger?

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    So Brookfield Zoo couldn't help, but referred me to the Audubon Society Field Guide and HP Wildlife Refuge. Couldn't find the bird at the Field Guide, but after looking at the habitats of the American Coot, it may have been that, perhaps as a juvenile. At the park Wildlife Refuge,...

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    So Brookfield Zoo couldn't help, but referred me to the Audubon Society Field Guide and HP Wildlife Refuge. Couldn't find the bird at the Field Guide, but after looking at the habitats of the American Coot, it may have been that, perhaps as a juvenile. At the park Wildlife Refuge, the woman said that they don't have someone looking at the animals until after Earth Day.

    So it remains a mystery, but next time, I shall try to remember to bring my camera with me at all times so in case I stop at the refuge area, I have it with me.

    Thanks to all who responded, who tried to help me ID the duck, and thanked me. Ciao.

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Help Clean Humboldt Park

This Saturday, April 18 2015 is the Earth Day clean Humboldt Park event. You can sign in at the boat house from 8 till 9 and be teamed up with your neighbors and sent to different location around the park. If you live West of Kedzie, please join our group. I am leading a group from The United Blocks of Humboldt Park and we will meet on the Northwest corner of Division and Kedzie at 8:45 A.M. I have the...

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This Saturday, April 18 2015 is the Earth Day clean Humboldt Park event. You can sign in at the boat house from 8 till 9 and be teamed up with your neighbors and sent to different location around the park. If you live West of Kedzie, please join our group. I am leading a group from The United Blocks of Humboldt Park and we will meet on the Northwest corner of Division and Kedzie at 8:45 A.M. I have the wavers that need to be signed this year and will take them to the boat house while everyone heads out to the ponds by the stable. This is the area United Blocks has been cleaning for over a decade now. There are around twenty five neighborhood groups that are cleaning areas all over the park and any help is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you there as good neighbors help clean up Humboldt Park in 2015!

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Apr 11

Updated 5 days ago

Police at Augusta and California

There are about 6 or 7 police cars down the street between Washtenaw and California on Augusta (right in front of ChiArts). Lights are flashing and traffic isn't allowed does anyone know what's going on?

  • After a little digging, I was able to find out a bit more about this shooting. The shooter was arrested and his hearing is on Friday, April 17th at 1pm. The State's Attorney's office would like anyone who witnessed the shooting to call the police department (14th district booked them,...

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    After a little digging, I was able to find out a bit more about this shooting. The shooter was arrested and his hearing is on Friday, April 17th at 1pm. The State's Attorney's office would like anyone who witnessed the shooting to call the police department (14th district booked them, CAPS office is 312-744-1261) before Friday. She agreed to include in the folder a notice that more witnesses are coming forward. Just call and let them know that you witnessed the shooting on Saturday. Please please please do call if you witnessed this. You only have to be interviewed by the detective and over the phone. If you know of anyone else who witnessed it but was not interviewed by the police, please share this information with them.

  • Just one more note, the Det in charge of the case is Det Schenatzki at 312-744-8261.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This has been going on for years.

  • I listened to the WBEZ broadcast on Sunday and can't imagine that this is lawful. It's pathetic; especially for the addicts who are told they're going for treatment in the U.S. and end up basically on the streets. Puerto Rico has also sent addicts to NYC, NJ and other urban areas. Wow is right

Apr 03

Updated 5 days ago

Looking for father...

Hello, Im looking for my father who I know lives on Lemoyne St. His name is Alberto Perez ( Luis Perez) around 58 years old. If anyone has any information please let me know.

  • Can you give us some more information? Is he missing? Or are you just looking for him?

  • Just looking for him...I came across his last known address and just wondering if anyone here knows him or of him...

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Apr 12

Updated 5 days ago

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Here is another great deal. There is a magazine subscription that is FREE.
    Genome magazine has a free1 year subscription. I think their site is genomemag.com. Hit subscriptions. If that is not it, search amd find it?

    For those interested in new cutting edge medical gene mapping and the relationship to disease....it is an amazing magazine!

    This can eliminate the trial and error testimg doctors do that result in so many false positives.

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Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

Parking

Does any one have garage or slab parking available ??

  • I do! On evergreen. What's your email and I'll send you the details...

  • CPL949 HP Resident

    To send an email to someone on EB, left click on that person's name. In the new window, click on Send an email that's on the right. If it's blank, then the person has set it to that, and you will have to ask for it as you have, MHFW.

6 days ago

Bickerdike named semi-finalist for national community development award

The National Development Council (NDC) has annunced the semi-finalists of the NDC Academy 2015 Awards. The Awards recognize the top economic and community development projects in the nation and are part of NDC Academy 2015.  Bickerdike's Zapata Apartments has been named a semi-finalist in the Community Development category. Bickerdike was also named a semi-finalist in 2009 in the Innovative Community Development category for the La Estancia project.

Apr 30

Updated 6 days ago

Tree planting in parkway

Hi neighbors!

My husband and I bought a house last Spring and would like to plant a magnolia tree in the parkway this year or maybe next. I was wondering if anyone could refer us to a tree planting service that can take care of locating utility lines, digging, and planting a beautiful tree like this one I saw a few blocks away :)

Thanks!

  • Sarah RM dachshundist

    I just messaged you -- thanks!

  • M G2 Wicker Park Resident

    Magnolias are not good parkway trees. You need a tree that can take the drought, salt, and pollution. The parkways are nicknamed "hellstrips" for a reason. The Department of forestry has an extensive list of trees that do well in parkways for you to choose from. If you really want a magnolia, you'd be better off planting it in your yard (although they get huge) or going with a shrub magnolia.

6 days ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Continues Onsite Help for Health Insurance Enrollment

Chicago, Ill. – April 9, 2015 – Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) is continuing its efforts to assist the community with health insurance enrollment and education related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) beyond the Feb. 15 deadline for sign-up.

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Feb 23

Updated 6 days 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).

  • agreed the 28th ward does nothing.I called a week ago to ask why are streets haven't been swept yet(its supposed to be twice a month April to Nov).they told me they don't have any control and I should call the 28th ward streets and san station.and of course that's run...

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    agreed the 28th ward does nothing.I called a week ago to ask why are streets haven't been swept yet(its supposed to be twice a month April to Nov).they told me they don't have any control and I should call the 28th ward streets and san station.and of course that's run by Ervin and ed smiths old office boss.and they didn't know when the street would be cleaned because of budget cuts???? across the street on Kedzie in the 27 ward Washington blvd has already been cleaned twice in April.I guess the budget cuts don't affect the 27th ward.for the last four to five years Washington blvd between Kedzie and Homan averages a clean three times for the season.thats 13 times less then it should be.the city cant even keep a street cleaned how are they going to solve any of the other problems that plague the west side.

  • also can you send a letter to mayor about the first house on south side of street on maypole past ike simms heading to kedzie.back yard is used as a toilet and drug spot.over 50 letters to mayor over two years and still no action.thanks.

6 days ago

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Apr 11

Updated Apr 12

Khan Academy has a new facelift!

For those seeking a better education for their kids, click every link and get familiar!

No reason for kids in EGP to fall behind with this FREE world class resource

  • KJean Work in EGP. Live in Logan.

    Thanks for spreading the word! My students in EGP use it in the classroom all the time!

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    No, thanks for letting us knnow a chicago teacher is using this incredible tool that will help kids excell in the inner city, what school are you at?

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I keep.posting their site but EB won't display it.

    Go to khanacademy.org

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