5 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

The Riot Fest!?!?

My mom is 70 years old and it sucks she can't enjoy the park she pays so much property taxes for!!! I guess it's the hell with Latinos!!! And I like to know why all Puerto Rican festivals don't have a liquor license but the Riot fest did?!?! Is it cause it's mostly whites attending?!? Just wondering?!?!?

  • what???? What does the first ammendment have to do with this? Trust me…I've worked for my dreams as did my parents who were immigrants to this country.
    Yes, this is America and we are melting pot of many cultures, nationalities and points of view. This is what makes us great.

  • MakeChicagoSafe - if we are measuring one's say over what happens in Humboldt Park by proximity why would any of us listen to you? You live in Cragin, why do you care what happens in HP?

6 days ago

Bullhorn! Spaulding and Division, ahhhhhh!

I'm gonna rip the bullhorn out of that kids hand on Spaulding and Division. I asked these idiots to stop with this yesterday, but no. I'm not traditionally a complainer and I love Riot fest. I wish I could hear crazy loud music, but I don't. I can't hear anything but this little jerk yelling, "Riot fest parking, riot fest paaarrrrkkkkinggggg!!!" down at the most unfriendly church parking lot ever. Blocking off the street??? making a tidy profit and a Sh*t ton of noise. My goodness, way to take advantage. I don't want to hear a peep of complaining from that group EVER! I'm done venting now, but I might call 311.

Nov 15 2011

Updated Aug 25

Westside Girl kipnapped on Kedzie

Related tags
Bus Stop, East Garfield Park, escape, Kedzie Avenue, kidnapping, West Side

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting...

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    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting issue. Why should parents in our neighborhood have to walk the kids when parents in other neighborhoods don't even have to worry that something might happen to their kids.

    I am not going to let my neighbors take the brunt of blame for bad things happening here. There is plenty to go around for everyone. If everyone just did a little more to care and learn the right moves...we could have better progress.

    Currently there are very few that go to the records, look, study, make a plan...and get positive things to happen.

    So who is the problem? The liquor seller or the liquor user? The drug seller or the drug user? Racism is a bad thing all the way around.

    There would be NO STORES at all here if some one didn't come and open a business. Blacks don't open business, whites don't open business...who is left? Some immigrant that had a harder time in the country they left that we bombed...than they have dealing with gang/drug people in our neighborhood.

    Remember...the cost of government spending by city hall is in the billions...maybe 6 billion. Where is our fair share? Where are the jobs? Where is the Safety? Where is the GOOD education for our kids...Where is the economic development?

    We didn't get our share. Who didn't give it to us...what color were they? What color were the politicians?

    A small nobody store owner in our neighborhood didn't deprive us of anything. It was our government that failed us; that is who to blame.

  • MCBratcher Resident

    Most importantly, the girl was able to escape! That's an answer to prayer!

Aug 22

Prayer Vigils against violence at Crystal & Keeler

Hi all, about fifty neighbors and supporters gathered at Crystal & Keeler for a prayer vigil this past Wednesday, the one before that, and the one before that! Alderman Emma Mitts came out to show her support, and DNA Info covered the vigil: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140821/west-humboldt-park/humboldt-park-elders-new-neighbors-mourn-after-11-murders-2014.

We are looking for a choir to join us next week! Please contact me if you think you might be able to lend your support.

A new facebook page was created as a brand new forum to continue a long history of community organizing in the neighborhood: https://www.facebook.com/4100CrystalBlockClub

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