Nov 15 2011

Updated 4 days ago

Westside Girl kipnapped on Kedzie

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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

Jul 05

Updated Jul 07

Looking fo a Office Space for Movie Shoot

We are currently filming a movie in chicago and we are in need of an office space. We need it for 3 days. The pay is $100/day

  • Debbie Smith citizen

    we have office space in the Galewood area near Oak Park
    email me dsmith@gncdc.org with details and contact information

  • Moises Ramirez PC Doctor's Design & Wireless Owner

    Thank you, Debbie, but w just found one early this morning.

Jul 03

New tool helps Chicagoans answer big questions about power bills

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering Illinois consumers a chance to win $100 off their power bills in celebration of Independence Day and its 30th anniversary as Illinois’ top advocate for utility consumers.

“Normally, CUB helps consumers lower their bills by battling rate hikes, giving out money-saving tips across Illinois, and showing families how to make their homes more energy efficient,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “But in honor of the holiday, we thought it would be fun...

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The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering Illinois consumers a chance to win $100 off their power bills in celebration of Independence Day and its 30th anniversary as Illinois’ top advocate for utility consumers.

“Normally, CUB helps consumers lower their bills by battling rate hikes, giving out money-saving tips across Illinois, and showing families how to make their homes more energy efficient,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “But in honor of the holiday, we thought it would be fun to give some lucky family $100 off their summer power bill.”

Participants can visit CUB’s July 4th Giveaway Facebook page to enter the contest. The contest deadline is 8 a.m. Monday, July 7. After this, the consumer watchdog group will announce one randomly chosen winner. Participants must be an Illinois resident and 18 years of age or older.

Jul 03

Illinois consumer group celebrates the Fourth of July with $100 giveaway

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering Illinois consumers a chance to win $100 off their power bills in celebration of Independence Day and its 30th anniversary as Illinois’ top advocate for utility consumers.

“Normally, CUB helps consumers lower their bills by battling rate hikes, giving out money-saving tips across Illinois, and showing families how to make their homes more energy efficient,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “But in honor of the holiday, we thought it would be fun...

Read full message…

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) is offering Illinois consumers a chance to win $100 off their power bills in celebration of Independence Day and its 30th anniversary as Illinois’ top advocate for utility consumers.

“Normally, CUB helps consumers lower their bills by battling rate hikes, giving out money-saving tips across Illinois, and showing families how to make their homes more energy efficient,” CUB Executive Director David Kolata said. “But in honor of the holiday, we thought it would be fun to give some lucky family $100 off their summer power bill.”

Participants can visit CUB’s July 4th Giveaway page to enter the contest. The contest deadline is 8 a.m. Monday, July 7. After this, the consumer watchdog group will announce one randomly chosen winner. Participants must be an Illinois resident and 18 years of age or older.

Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

Ward 29th Alderman Is Staying Relevant After More Curruption

I am perplexed by the Hoopla of Alderman Graham and her Efforts to Curb Liquor BYOB License when she Single Handedly Gave over $100k of our Tax Dollars to a Convicted Felon Backed Liqour Store. http://trib.in/1mQ6y0C

  • This is an attempt by Alderman Graham to bury her actions. She set aside the moratorium on liquor sales and assisted a convicted felon obtain a license AND TIF dollars for a liquor store. Now she cares about "BYOB" liquor consumption?! There needs to be an investigation into her actions concerning this liquor store license, the TIF dollars used for it and also, the Truth and Deliverance Church (she is member) and their financial dealings (mostly failures with tax dollars) in the community.

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