3 days ago

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  • Professor, I agree with Humboldtwriter that Corona is not trying to make this a dry area. He was assisting with those of us who needed it for our specific area, to eliminate the constant gang presence in front of the liquor store.

  • HPPie Born in HP

    I just have a gut feeling that Juanita was put in there just to split the vote so Corona couldn't win. I obviously can't prove it, but it's just a hunch. Anyone else feel it?

15 hours ago

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The feeling of paranoia fell upon Alderman Roberto Maldonado as left his office after dark.

Alderman Roberto Maldonado's stepped out of his office on Division Street and felt that someone was keeping an eye on him. As the Alderman walked passed the empty buildings and undeveloped lots he felt both lonely and scared. He knew that if he could just identify the person then he could eliminate this threat, but he could not see who it was.

This is how social media sites functions allowing people to follow politicians online and comment on their work...

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Alderman Roberto Maldonado's stepped out of his office on Division Street and felt that someone was keeping an eye on him. As the Alderman walked passed the empty buildings and undeveloped lots he felt both lonely and scared. He knew that if he could just identify the person then he could eliminate this threat, but he could not see who it was.

This is how social media sites functions allowing people to follow politicians online and comment on their work without the politician being able to threaten or harass the person. The ability to stay anonymous and still share information is changing everything. Let's change the politics in Humboldt Park.

I saw that you, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, started a new account here on EveryBlock with the purpose of trying to undermine critical voices against you. The account is using the name "debloetz" . For example, you are trying to make people think that I work for a competing politician. I think it's scary that you waste time on such work instead of explaining why you work against the working class, unemployed and underemployed people in your ward.

See photo. See how scary 2734 West Division Street store front looks after dark. No wonder Division Street between Western and California does not attract any customers after dark.

Shame on you Alderman Roberto Maldonado for letting business after business fail right outside of your office.

  • Well, his perception is apparently accurate. That observer seems to be you. I wouldn't call that paranoia; I call it awareness. ....in addition, one of his staff or anyone, has no doubt made him aware of the posts.

  • S. T. West sider via south via north

    Worst. Fanfic. Ever.

22 hours ago

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Renters insurance recommendations?

Hey neighbors,

I'm considering getting renters insurance for the first time since our landlord has failed to fix leaks and water damage for years now and I'm worried about damaging my belongings.

Can you recommend any good, affordable companies/policies?

Thanks for the help.

  • For sure renters insurance. Had it even in college with an apartment 20 years ago! If you have certain items of value you may need more coverage or another rider to cover (ex. my bike). Well worth it.

  • I have State Farm, bundled in, up to $25,000, $20 per month. It does not cover my jewelry, which requires separate coverage.

47 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

People. Please. Leash your dogs.

No one ever knows their dog 100%, how they'll react in any given situation, listen every single time you yell at them to come back -- it is 100% impossible. And not every human and not every dog is dog friendly.

Save yourself a $300+ ticket. Protect your life, your dog's life, the lives of others and please keep your dog leashed. If your dog needs off-leash time, take them to one of the multitudes of fenced in dog parks...

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No one ever knows their dog 100%, how they'll react in any given situation, listen every single time you yell at them to come back -- it is 100% impossible. And not every human and not every dog is dog friendly.

Save yourself a $300+ ticket. Protect your life, your dog's life, the lives of others and please keep your dog leashed. If your dog needs off-leash time, take them to one of the multitudes of fenced in dog parks around the city. That's why they're there. Please. This is not rocket science but it is the law.

This off-leash problem is rampant and ridiculous and those who do it are ruining the park for the rest of us, a public park paid for by everyone.

I am calling 911 every single time I see off-leash dogs and the police are showing up. I hope the rest of us responsible folk will do the same. Spread the word.

  • Thank you to all the dog owners on here asking others to leash their dogs! I have a little rescued chihuahua who still has difficulty being around other dogs (especially larger breeds). When we go for walks we purposefully try to avoid other dogs by walking to the other side...

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    Thank you to all the dog owners on here asking others to leash their dogs! I have a little rescued chihuahua who still has difficulty being around other dogs (especially larger breeds). When we go for walks we purposefully try to avoid other dogs by walking to the other side of the street but since we live next to a park there are a ton of dogs running around on the sidewalk without a leash. I realize the other dogs are just trying to play but my dog doesn't interpret their behavior as playful so she starts growling which turns the once playful dogs into aggressiveness. Often times I have to reach down and pick up my dog to get her out of the situation. I always worry about these strange dogs biting me because now I have to get between them. Most of the time the owners yell and try to calm their dogs but it doesn't work. If these dogs were leashed then the owners would have a little more control of the situation. It just really makes me angry because we've been working really hard with a local puppy daycare to SLOWLY introduce our chihuahua to other breeds in a safe and controlled setting. When we have these off-leash encounters it sets us back a bit with her progress.

  • alejandra_l West loop guerilla chalk artist

    I just posted about this last week. My (on-leash) dog and I were both bitten badly by a reactive off-leash dog in the West Loop. This is a real problem that can result in injury. I have no idea how anyone is disputing this post.

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Woman i Humboldt Park for Adam Corona.

Hi,

Woman has different concerns than men and I want to influence the outcome in the election by bringing attention to woman's concerns. The reason for me to start today is that I heard that NPR is having several programs this coming week specifically discussing what woman want from politicians in Chicago.

Humboldt Park politics has for years been steered by male agendas while woman's concerns has been silenced. One of my greatest concerns is the lack of emphasis for...

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Hi,

Woman has different concerns than men and I want to influence the outcome in the election by bringing attention to woman's concerns. The reason for me to start today is that I heard that NPR is having several programs this coming week specifically discussing what woman want from politicians in Chicago.

Humboldt Park politics has for years been steered by male agendas while woman's concerns has been silenced. One of my greatest concerns is the lack of emphasis for economical development in the 26th Ward. The lack of economical development affects woman at all levels.

My highest priority is job creation and business development in Humboldt Park. I am concerned about the lack of jobs for young people who graduate from school. Without an entry job and without any tutoring there is no future. Teenagers and youth loose their hope and turn to any possibility for making money which can be crimes and gang activity. Only a strong job creation program can solve this problem.

See blow for continuation of this message.

  • Yolanda Garcia Job-creation & politics

    Hi debloetz,
    I don't have any cafe. But, please add any comments or concerns you have related to woman's concerns and job creation in the Humboldt Park area. If you are a woman and if you have children in the area I am sure you can share many thoughts. I...

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    Hi debloetz,
    I don't have any cafe. But, please add any comments or concerns you have related to woman's concerns and job creation in the Humboldt Park area. If you are a woman and if you have children in the area I am sure you can share many thoughts. I am sure you know that Alderman Roberto Maldonado has been strangely weak when it comes to development of new businesses in Humboldt Park.

    EveryBlock and other social media makes it now possible for us woman to be heard without being intimidated. I am sure that both woman and men are happy about this. So, please, add thoughts and concerns that you think is important for the economical development of Humboldt Park.

  • You're not imagining things debloetz, I too recall Yolanda's profile saying she was a Java Jolt cafe owner in Bridgeport.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Tired of those junk newspapers, mailers, and coupons on your doorstep?

Yeah, me too. I am tired of picking up that junk on a daily basis; soggy junk mail in bags. Even more annoying that it eventually becomes litter and blows all around the street.

HOY, ShopLocal, Red Plum.

All of it. Make it stop!

Most of it comes from a partnership between the Tribune, and Valassis, a direct mail company. They are required to discontinue delivery immediately if the resident contacts them to complain.

To do that:

E-mail: triblocalvalues@tribune.com
Call: 1-800-TRIBUNE

  • Thank you!!! I hate them too!

  • REALMCCOY West Town/Humboldt Pk Homeowner

    I started a thread back on the 'Original EB' about this waaay back when, haha, figures it is still a huge issue in 2015, smh

28 hours ago

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2 days ago

Healthcare

Hi, I am a student journalist.

I'm writing a story on healthcare, specifically on how the Affordable Care Act has made the system more efficient or less efficient (for you). Obama has tried to streamline medical documents using technology, such as electronic health records.

So, I'm looking specifically for a patient who HAS had difficulty or has NOT had difficulty with needing medical documents transferred from one hospital (for many reasons) to another hospital.

It this applies to you, I'd love to speak with you and share your story.

If your interview is used, it would be published on a Chicago news website.

Please contact me for more information.

Thank you!

2 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Integrys offering to remove a charge from ComEd bill

Did anyone else have an Integrys person come by this week offering to remove a charge from their ComEd bill? The guy who came to my house said they had charged customers for a monthly charge that they weren't supposed to have, and the man at my door could remove the charge if he could see my electric bill. I thought it was a scam (and had dinner on the stove), so I sent him away, figuring I could find something about this online. But I haven't been able to yet. Is this legit?

  • No problem becky! thanks for your comments.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I think you can also report at consumer services in city hall. Not sure.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Dog Found

Hi - we just found a young uneutered male dog in the alley between Grand and Potomac by Cameron elementary school. Looms pretty well taken caret of, no collar. Let me know if you are missing him. Give me breed and description.

  • Ev

    If you end up taking him to the shelter let me know which shelter and if I run into someone missing a pup I will relay info to them. If you want to send me a email with a picture of the pup that would help me keep an eye...

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    If you end up taking him to the shelter let me know which shelter and if I run into someone missing a pup I will relay info to them. If you want to send me a email with a picture of the pup that would help me keep an eye out for any lost ads. I had a stranger help me find my girl almost 20 miles away so I've been paying it forward ever since. My girl is now microchipped-didn't know about those till after she bolted when I slipped on ice. They found her with a different collar then the collar & leash she went missing with. Here's my email and thanks again for posting and keeping this pup safe: E.Sus@comcast.net

  • HPPie Born in HP

    Hey Ev, just sent you an email from yahoo. Thanks for your concern!

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Early voting begins on Monday, February 9

Early voting for the February 24, 2015 Municipal Election will begin Monday, February 9 and run through Saturday, February 21st. There are 51 Early Voting sites that will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

About the 65th Infantry Borinqueneers Building and the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation.

When my husband joined the army to fight for our freedom we hoped that our lives would turn around and that we would have the opportunity for a decent life and reasonable living conditions. It has now come to my attention that the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norwegian-American Hospital plan to build a large apartment complex specifically for Borinqueneers veterans in the Humboldt Park area.

If I understand correctly, the housing complex is to be built in...

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When my husband joined the army to fight for our freedom we hoped that our lives would turn around and that we would have the opportunity for a decent life and reasonable living conditions. It has now come to my attention that the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation together with the Norwegian-American Hospital plan to build a large apartment complex specifically for Borinqueneers veterans in the Humboldt Park area.

If I understand correctly, the housing complex is to be built in an area that is zoned for 2 story homes and that the zoning for this specific lot was changed to accommodate for this new apartment complex.

When I look at Google map I can see that the lot would fit 14 buildings if built the same size as the rest of the neighborhood. In the USA, the average household has about 2.5 persons. If built as the rest of the neighborhood, the lot would house about 35 residents.

The proposed building has 50 apartments and are planned to house about hundred veterans. That means that Hispanic Housing Development Corporation is planning to squeeze us into a high density dwelling situation. Aren't they aware that high density population is the number one indicator of slum.

Looking at Google map and reading the blogs here on EveryBlock I can see that the Norwegian-American Hospital has plenty of open spaces around the hospital where REAL HOMES can be built for veterans. If you at Hispanic Housing Development Corporation really want to show us your appreciation for our services build us real homes and not overcrowded dwellings.

  • I think that people are objecting to the density of the project, and questioning whether the occupants will actually be vets and/or low income.

    When Presidential Towers was first proposed, at least 20% of the units were to be reserved for low income residents. The building's owners fought to have that percentage lowered, and eventually, after government loans were paid off, eliminated the low income units entirely.

    This being Chicago, people are naturally skeptical.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Objections include giving a no-bid multi-million dollar tax funded gift to a political donor. The addition of obtaining a zoning change of PD 599 without a commitment to add additional parking despite having less than 70 parking spaces (need 490) required in the original bequest is just the coup de grace. Besides transportation is a little bit important for the ambulances that come to and from the hospital.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Alderman Roberto Maldonado is now buying and selling gold making a fortune.

The Mario & Cesar's Jewelry at 2629 West Division Street is now working together with Alderman Roberto Maldonado in an attempt to buy up all family jewelry in the 26th Ward. Unfortunately, there is not much family gold left around Division Street between Western and California as the area's unemployment has been really bad for a long time - but - according to Alderman Roberto Maldonado, "every ounce counts". That business strategy is in contrast to more successful politicians who base their policy on "EVERY JOB COUNTS.".

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Jose J, I admire your passion but these daily postings may serve to alienate those who are undecided. Rather than doing this your time would be better served working on a campaign for one of his opponents. Go talk to people one on one and explain what your candidate would do and why his platform is better than Maldonado's.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Yes the morning vitriol is a tad stale. Let's get positive.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Chicago Research election survey calls

Is anyone else getting these automated survey calls every single day like I am? Does anyone know where they are coming from? I'd like to be removed from their call list.

I've tried hitting 0, #, *....doesn't work to get a person or opt out.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Alderman Roberto Maldonado has found a perfect parking spot at 2628 W. Division St.

Division Street between Western and California has parking meters so Alderman Roberto Maldonado was worried that he might get a parking ticket. Fortunately, he found an entire lot where he now can park his car. See posted picture. Some neighbors think that using an entire store front lot just to park a car is a little over the top but Alderman Roberto Maldonado think it's okay as there are barely any customers walking on the street anyway.

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Division Street between Western and California has parking meters so Alderman Roberto Maldonado was worried that he might get a parking ticket. Fortunately, he found an entire lot where he now can park his car. See posted picture. Some neighbors think that using an entire store front lot just to park a car is a little over the top but Alderman Roberto Maldonado think it's okay as there are barely any customers walking on the street anyway.

Here are more of Alderman Ronaldo Maldonado's highlights:

• No effective job-creation program for youth and unemployed residents in the 26 Ward.
• No active business development growth program with job-creation as goal.
• No educational programs that show long term job opportunities and sustainable income growth opportunities.
• Alderman Roberto Maldonado is involved with development of low income housing projects without the possibility for residents to buy the unit. The rental situation creates dependency because the poor cannot create financial equity through ownership. Rental makes poor people stay poor.
• Roberto Maldonado only accepts businesses on Division Street between Western and California which suit his and his friends agenda and not a long-time economical growth of the area. Just Division Street from Western to California could employ hundreds of people with the right business growth plan.

If you want to see empty lots and empty store front develop into successful businesses make sure you get out and vote for someone who actually can attract businesses into the 26th Ward so that young people and unemployed people can get jobs. Roberto Maldonado is the wrong Alderman for the 26 Ward.

  • urbaneden* happy in the city*

    Spenser Buss, Yo no estoy racista..I truly believe that the folks who might benefit from the rants from Jose(if he exists) are people that wouldn't read be reading a dialogue in english about this hot button topic. cuidate mucho..y vaya con Dios*

  • It looks like I'm not the only person who finally got sick enough of "Jose J" spam to comment. Previously I was going to jokingly suggest that "Jose J" is actually working for Maldonado to make the opponents look bad. Most such "conspiracy theories" are just junk, but each poorly...

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    It looks like I'm not the only person who finally got sick enough of "Jose J" spam to comment. Previously I was going to jokingly suggest that "Jose J" is actually working for Maldonado to make the opponents look bad. Most such "conspiracy theories" are just junk, but each poorly thought out post makes it seem more and more probable.

    I guess I don't care enough to do it myself - from the posting history of "Jose J", can anyone tell which campaign appears to be paying "him" to make the candidate look bad? If these blindly "pro-business" posts actually reflect the views of the candidate, then we can conclude that that candidate is essentially a typical, low-grade suburban Republican. That's exactly the attitude that is resistant to long-term planning that seeks to benefit the whole community, in the race-to-the-bottom pursuit of bending over for "job creator" "business interests". In other words - exactly the mindset that would buy into supporting WalMart development in the area, permanently marking the area as slummy.

    Also, if "Jose J" was posting in Spanish, "he" would simply be pissing off Spanish speakers. Hopefully, whatever candidate "he" works for has allocated a more competent staffer to that segment of the electorate. But whatever campaign is so incompetent as to tolerate this garbage probably isn't competent enough to figure that out.

3 days ago

A Stupid Criminal From Roberto Clemente Community Academy

Please read about two teenage morons with a gun that decide to rob food delivery drivers for fun and profit. One attends Roberto Clemente Community Academy but apparently did not learn that robbing people at gun point is wrong. Both are residents of the Logan Square area which is now safer that these criminals have been removed from our streets. It is both funny and sad that one criminal is so stupid that he shot himself while handling his gun...

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Please read about two teenage morons with a gun that decide to rob food delivery drivers for fun and profit. One attends Roberto Clemente Community Academy but apparently did not learn that robbing people at gun point is wrong. Both are residents of the Logan Square area which is now safer that these criminals have been removed from our streets. It is both funny and sad that one criminal is so stupid that he shot himself while handling his gun and eating stolen pizza at the same time! The high point of the story is that the two are now behind bars before they graduated from armed robbery to murder. I was happy to read one victim was only hit with the gun and neither victim was shot.

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/27917527/two-charged-with-robbing-delivery-drivers-in-logan-square

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Unpaid gas bill posted for all to see on medical provider's door at 2641 W. Division St.

Division Medical Center at 2641 West Division Street has not been able to pay their gas bill(See posted picture). Yet another medical provider in Humboldt Park faces economical problems. Patients seem to prefer to avoid Division Street between Western and California and go elsewhere.

Why does customers flee Division Street between Western and California when the street is perfect for business of all kind. Wide sidewalks with beautiful trees and plenty of store fronts should be a perfect situation for...

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Division Medical Center at 2641 West Division Street has not been able to pay their gas bill(See posted picture). Yet another medical provider in Humboldt Park faces economical problems. Patients seem to prefer to avoid Division Street between Western and California and go elsewhere.

Why does customers flee Division Street between Western and California when the street is perfect for business of all kind. Wide sidewalks with beautiful trees and plenty of store fronts should be a perfect situation for a profitable business community with the ability to provide jobs for hundreds of people from the neighborhood. The area is located just in the middle between successful Wicker Park and beautiful Humboldt Park. There should be many times more customers walking the street looking for cafes, restaurants and stores of all kind. How can it be possible that all businesses are struggling or are already out of business? Who is to blame?

Humboldt Park has more than 3 times higher unemployment than the rest of the USA. While politicians in the rest of the USA has been working to develop new businesses and more job opportunities Alderman Roberto Maldonado has done exactly the opposite. He has been busy increasing the number of unemployed or underemployed people in the area further marginalizing the areas businesses and working class.

Only real job opportunities with a growing and sustainable future can help people out of poverty. It is crucial for teenagers and young people in Humboldt Park to get a first-time job that leads somewhere but with almost 18% unemployment in Humboldt Park there are no opportunities. Alderman Roberto Maldonado has no realistic business growth or job-creation programs in his plans for the future. Just more of the same failed politics.

Shame on you Alderman Roberto Maldonado for not caring about the teenagers and the young people's future in the 26 Ward.

3 days ago

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Jan 11

Updated 3 days ago

Transcendental Meditation Transforms Roughest San Francisco Schools

Has anyone heard of "Quiet Time", a meditation program implemented in one of the bay area's roughest schools? 15 minutes of quiet time are taken in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon. The results have been nothing short of miraculous: test scores have gone up, students are no longer rowdy, suspensions have gone down. I think CPS could learn a lot from what's going on in the bay area. Check it out!

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Meditation-transforms-roughest-San-Francisco-5136942.php

  • Sybil M Humboldt Park parent

    There is a program here in Chicago called Calm Classroom that has a similar focus on mindfulness, also with great results.

  • Is "Calm Classroom" aiming to make mindfulness a city-wide initiative for public schools?

  • Sybil M Humboldt Park parent

    I'm not sure. They work with individual schools through contracts, so right now schools have to pay for the program/training. It would be great if CPS would partner with this city-wide.

Dec 25

Updated 3 days ago

Alderman Roberto Maldonado has hijacked the words "hispanic" giving us all a bad name.

Alderman Roberto Maldonado's political messages embarrasses me and makes it difficult for me to get jobs. As a resident of the area employers assume that I have the same political ideology and agenda as Maldonado has. This makes them avoid hiring me. Alderman Roberto Maldonado political strategy to clump together all hispanic groups into one (1) group is made to attract voters. However, this clumping together of all latinos into one group undermine job opportunities for all latinos in the...

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Alderman Roberto Maldonado's political messages embarrasses me and makes it difficult for me to get jobs. As a resident of the area employers assume that I have the same political ideology and agenda as Maldonado has. This makes them avoid hiring me. Alderman Roberto Maldonado political strategy to clump together all hispanic groups into one (1) group is made to attract voters. However, this clumping together of all latinos into one group undermine job opportunities for all latinos in the Humboldt park area.

Alderman Roberto Maldonado is a psychologist and he knows how to use words to get people to vote for him. However, all hispanics are not one group but a diverse, multi ethnical and multi racial group. The word hispanic stands for a multitude of cultural experiences and ethnical backgrounds that cannot be clumped together into one word.

It is impossible to label hispanic as one group, as customs, traditions, beliefs and art forms, music, literature, dress, architecture, cuisine vary widely depending on country and even within the regions of the various countries. The majority of the hispanics in Humboldt Park are not part of the group Alderman Roberto Maldonado favors.

It is important to understand where Alderman Roberto Maldonado's political agenda and ideology comes from to understand his political agenda. There is an article about Alderman Roberto Maldonado's friend, Jose Lopes, in the Chicago Magazine, Nov 2014, issue. The article describes Alderman Roberto Maldonado's political groups agenda and who it is that profit from his actions. Read the article here:

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2014/Jose-Lopez-Humboldt-Park

  • JB, Willie Delgado, the jockey, supports Irizarry? :-)

    Robert, run on sentences containing more than one thought are your issue.

    Emanuel's PAC is doing robo-calls for Maldonado. Got one last night.

  • Emanuel's PAC is driving me crazy with their stupid robo-calls. They are calling my house two times a day so I can take a survey. It's all automated; you cannot get a person; you cannot tell them not to ever call you again. Sure, I could take the survey and they *might* stop calling, but I don't want to take their survey and I'm on the National Do Not Call registry. As far as I'm concerned, they are illegally harassing me with daily phone calls. *End Rant*

Jan 15

Updated 3 days ago

Package delivery thefts

The mailman just knocked on my door to let me know that packages are being stolen off of front porches shortly after he leaves them. We're over in the 3400 block of Le Moyne but he says it's starting to happen on Pierce too. He said that he's being followed and watched.

It is true though -- we've had two packages stolen.

Has calling the police had any affect?

  • gpblight- i did not mean to insinuate that the police only respond to friends; i am operating under the assumption that no action would be taken whatsoever if one attempted to call the police about this type of crime, and was irresponsibly advocating taking the law into ones own hands and catching the crook in the act oneself. Which of course is reckless and ill-advised, hence the suggestion of having an off duty buddy who could help in such a pursuit :)

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    There are those who believe that face to face and personal relationships only work in Chicago. It isn't true. Good data that points out illegal activities or outrageous situations will get the job done. One just has to send an email to the Mayor, Commissioner, cross departments that also are...

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    There are those who believe that face to face and personal relationships only work in Chicago. It isn't true. Good data that points out illegal activities or outrageous situations will get the job done. One just has to send an email to the Mayor, Commissioner, cross departments that also are involved. The job gets done far faster than calling an alderman or 311.

    Perhaps try it, see if it works for you. It works for everyone who does it and stays on top of it. This way is FASTER and gets much more done. It is a WASTE of time to go to meeting after meeting for decades and have the results we have in EGP.

    City workers are also supposed to provide service to ALL; not just the favored, politically connected, or friends. Email provides the evidence....request made, completed or not. 311 does not provide accurate info as to whether a task is done.

    I shared this email routine w/ a neighbor who is always complaining about dirty alley, no trash cans, vacant lots that are dirty etc. Even when she has sent in emails and gotten results; it does not occur to her to use that mechanism as her first activity of choice. She still goes to meeting after meeting, complains to dozens who are complaining...and the task remains undone. We cannot afford to waste another decade (4 decades have passed already). Cuba is reforming faster than us.

    It is hard to change the way a person does things and change to a methodology that is faster and more efficient. Habits die hard.

    City workers are also stuck in that rut and that is why service is so poor in EGP and particularly 28. email in/email out is the FASTESST way to get something done PERIOD. It also does not require dozens to get involved and meet.

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

2630 W. Division St. store front is now for rent and you can be a millionaire.

This is great location and a fantastic opportunity for any entrepreneur in Humboldt Park with a great idea for a great business. This could be the store that launch your career's successful future.

The only REQUIREMENTS are that you have to be a friend of Alderman Roberto Maldonado and you have to open a business that fit his and his friends’ agenda.

The only PROBLEM is that you will never make any money so that you can succeed and hire...

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This is great location and a fantastic opportunity for any entrepreneur in Humboldt Park with a great idea for a great business. This could be the store that launch your career's successful future.

The only REQUIREMENTS are that you have to be a friend of Alderman Roberto Maldonado and you have to open a business that fit his and his friends’ agenda.

The only PROBLEM is that you will never make any money so that you can succeed and hire people because Alderman Ronaldo Maldonado has made so that costumers avoid the location.

Unfortunately, I cannot recommend you to rent this location for your business as long as Roberto Maldonado is the Alderman in the 26th Ward in Chicago. Alderman Ronaldo Maldonado does not support working people. So wait until after the Alderman election February 24 so you can be sure that Alderman Roberto Maldonado is voted out of office.

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This is the final week to register to vote!

January 27, 2015 is the deadline to use a mail-in form or the online system to register to vote -- or update your registration address -- for the Feb. 24, 2015 Municipal Election.

http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/register-to-vote-change-of-address.html

  • Aaron Logan Square

    Do I need to register here even if I was able to vote in the state elections in Nov.?

  • Somewhere on the Board of Elections website, you can enter your name to find out where you are registered to vote, including your current polling place.

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Apartment Available for Rent

Awesome 3 bedroom apartment for rent. Right on the boulevard. Great for families or roommates. Spread the word to people you know searching for a place beginning March 1st. Thanks!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/apa/4845484974.html

4 days ago

Helicopter hovering

So a helicopter has been hovering around Division/Spaulding for the past few minutes (9:15pm) Wednesday and ruining my TV reception. Anybody know what's happening?

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Pics of a Beautiful Hawk In Humboldt Park Today

I think a person noted earlier on EB that this is a Coopers Hawk. It was absolutely magnificent to see this bird fly around the north side of the park. It eventually perched in a tree right next to the Field House. Sorry the pics are phone quality, wish I could have zoomed in with a good lens.

5 days ago

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Humboldt Park man in Cook County Jail for fatal double hit and run

Charged with two felony counts of Aggravated DUI/Accident/Death, Jose Estrada or the 1200 block of N. Kedzie Ave. is in Cook County Jail on a $500,000 bond. 

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...were in connection with a fatal hit and run traffic accident that occurred in the 4300 block of W. North Ave. on Jan. 17 at approximately 10:10 p.m...

6 days ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Schedules Open Enrollment Sign-Up Events

Since November 15, 2014, Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC) has partnered with PrimeCare Community Health and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center to assist community residents in enrolling for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment to sign up for health plans continues through February 15.

6 days ago

2014 Taste of Accion a Success

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and clients of Accion, thank you to all those involved in making the 2014 Taste of Accion an overwhelming success. 

Jan 18

Updated 6 days ago

Hipanics I'm Hispanic...

Hispanics are those people who from Euro nations participated in the advancement of Western culture across the planet... Spain had given investment money to go seek this new world. Spain is a Euro country and many people were forced to leave Spain. These Euro people adopted and in time became Hispanics in the " New World".
I'm Hispanic...

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for sharing, guys. You have demonstrated very clearly, that we don't fit neatly into the little boxes on the Census forms or job applications.

  • We don't come from a litter box. The Hispanic community is base on different nationality some are from south east, west , central and Europe. unfortunately we can never unite as one cultural. We come from similar believes and 80% religion however we are unite as a race. Now if...

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    We don't come from a litter box. The Hispanic community is base on different nationality some are from south east, west , central and Europe. unfortunately we can never unite as one cultural. We come from similar believes and 80% religion however we are unite as a race. Now if u speak and understand the Hispanic language you will be able to affiliate with the Portuguese and Italian language is pretty similar but not completely the same. This is why Hispanic we don't have a voice in this country because we are to busy critizing each other instead of been United!...

6 days ago

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Jan 11

Updated 6 days ago

Is this sign legal?

Roberto Maldonado has a rather large sign 5 feet by 10 feet roughly. it is on top of a tall fence....

  • HPPie Born in HP

    Have you noticed the even bigger Corona sign on the building across the street from the Maldonado sign? Tis the season. As long as they take them down after the elections, what's the harm really?

  • Kyle eat, drink, run

    i do find it curious that all of the vacant storefronts on Division ave have Maldonado signs in their windows. that seems like a strange way to draw attention to one's failures.

6 days ago

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Jan 18

Updated 6 days ago

Gym in Logan Square?

I thought I saw a post last week about a gym on Division last week. Anyway, anyone know a good gym in Logan that's not over-crowded at 7am? It needs to have shower facilities as I will go to work straight from there. Thanks!

6 days ago

OPEN MIC at CUP & SPOON - This Thursday, 1/22 6-9pm

Join us for the launch of our open mic night. We're hoping to make this a reoccurring series, so please come out and share your music or support. We can't wait to meet the musicians in our neighborhood. Did we mention it's BYOB? It's BYOB. Or grab some coffee from us.

See you Thursday!

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