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Humboldt Park Gang Banger States 'we've been here and were here to stay"

On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have...

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On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have read his thread earlier because several of his statements were pulled from EB before I could read them. I am astonished when he proudly writes that most of HP residence were criminals and gang bangers working together against good neighbors who called the police back in the 80's and 90's! I found it interesting that he states he attends beat meetings and will use every legal way to stop the undesirables from taking over HP, like they did in Wicker Park. I started this thread because the other threads topic was not about gang bangers and here non-gang members can read what a confessed gang banger thinks about them and how gangs "won't give up without a fight"-" It won't be as easy as you think to get rid of us"! This is what is happening in HP right now. Criminals in HP are working to get politicians elected who they believe will keep them living here and stop the evils of gentrification from occurring. Do they think they can stop progress or law abiding citizens from moving into HP? What about all the good people of HP that they have been victimizing in decades past? Do they think they will allow this to happen? This topic is now open for discussion. Is it wrong to want to make HP a beautiful place again to raise a family at the expense of moving criminals and gang bangers out?

  • Maybe it is time to find a new cave, Allen? Humboldt Park is changing and it is time to embrace it, move on, or die having a heart attack freaking out about a change that is so large and inevitable you really cannot hope to even have any significant influence...

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    Maybe it is time to find a new cave, Allen? Humboldt Park is changing and it is time to embrace it, move on, or die having a heart attack freaking out about a change that is so large and inevitable you really cannot hope to even have any significant influence to the contrary.

    Ordinary working class folks are getting squeezed out of the more expensive neighborhoods city-wide, and they are buying and renovating dilapidated and often abandoned structures, and rejuvenating the 'hood. Or are you one those that are misguided who think that Gentrification only affects brown and black people? If you really pay attention, you might realize that those that have moved to HP are largely open-minded and diverse. Why work against a good thing?

    I do appreciate your honesty, and I have a wide parameter of what kind of folks I like living around me, but I have never found evidence of "peace" obtained through aggression, fear or violence to exist in any lasting kind of way. That kind of "rule" is tyranny, against which the very fabric of this country is stretched to resist.

    I think it is a great success that you have moved from the street and gang life and now are a homeowner and skilled employed person. That is solid. And a Sox fan to boot.

    I wish you luck. It is sometimes hard to adjust to a changing world. Harder for some than others. I hope you get there and hop on the ride that HP has been and continues to be. Godspeed.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    I really don't think Humboldt will fully gentrfy. I know a lot of spots the boys still hang on, west and east side. And some yuppies that are kinda cool with it. Or at least in front of them they just act like they don't have a problem with it....

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    I really don't think Humboldt will fully gentrfy. I know a lot of spots the boys still hang on, west and east side. And some yuppies that are kinda cool with it. Or at least in front of them they just act like they don't have a problem with it. Like I said in another post. We've always been here and were not going anywhere anytime soon. I think people just have to realize that they can never fully eradicate gang activities in these neighborhoods. It's impossible. And the housing market hasn't fully recovered, there is still lots of foreclosures and police cameras that keep property values from being able to rise. And there are people like me and Jose Lopez who are willing to do whatever we can to save the hood. And also there is the low income brickerdikes. You combine all of these scenarios and anyone can quickly realize that gentrification here won't be as easy as it had been in other neighborhoods. Think about it, where do you stay at ? Your telling me that you don't see any riff raff left. It's clearly not the glory days, but it's definitely still there. How do you stop something that people believe in, something where it's history dates back for generations. Don't fool yourself. What you see now is probably the most this neighborhood will gentrify. If it was gonna fully change it would've by now. Just like Wicker, Bucktown and East Village. You seem to smart to fool yourself don't.

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Ridgeway and LeMoyne?? Good move?

What is the area around Ridgeway and LeMoyne like. Considering moving to the area. Looking to purchase.

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Riot Fest Needs our Help

UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last...

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UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last years flood during RF. Another member complained that Sacramento was closed one day prior. There was talk of the food trailers in HP going after RF for lost income because setting up days before RF. Max remarked that Sacramento was only closed for an hour that day, the food trailers have a contract with the park district and have given three options on setting up during RF. This RF did not have to do but reached out to the food trailers to help any way RF could! Max went on that the drains in the park were filled with GREASE, gravel and dirt which contributed to the flooding last year. Amy remarked that clogged drains have been a problem going back as far as 2008 in other locations in the park. Max pointed out clearly that RF has to follow Park District rules and complaints about thous rules being followed belong to the Park District and should be made to them and not placed onto RF.
I do not understand why a fest that does so much good "the list is to long to write here" for HP is being questioned on such minor matters? Shootings and gang activity do not spike during this fest! Why are they getting such a hard time making HP a great place to live by the powers in City Hall? Now is the time citizens of HP! If you love RF, write and call your Alderman, The Mayor and attend Humboldt Park Advisory Council meetings and make your voice be heard! RF needs us to show our overwhelming support.

  • I think we know who is pouring grease down the drains...they also run a generator 24/7...

  • Does anyone have pictures of the grease being poured into the drains?

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Mayoral race

Tomorrow I hope we take a step forward and get rid of Rahm, and elect Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Allen, why do you get to decide who are "the real people of Humboldt park / Logan square"?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Its justy opinion Jason. I choose to side with the boricua or the brother or the gringo who had been in the neighborhood since the 60s. Those are the real residents as far as I'm concerned. You don't have to follow my train of thought.

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Riot Fest to leave Humboldt Park?

I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is...

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I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is moving the festival out of the neighborhood. The person wouldn't tell me the exact reason why, but suggested BS politics that Mike's sick of playing with the Aldeman.

Have any of you heard anything of the sort? If any of you know him because he supposedly lives in the neighborhoid, please ask him?!?!?

  • newcomer Newbie

    So many people complained about Riot Fest last year and now that they want to move it away everybody is complaining about that. I agree with you, we must make it known that we want Riot Fest to stay in HP !!!!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I never thought that complaints about mud and grass and traffic would cause the people in power to give RF such a hard time when the same people do not complain about shootings, crimes and gangs over running HP during the other fest. Even when gangs shot people in the middle of the that fest years ago, these same people would not put them though what they are putting RF operators now. I wonder why?

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Hipolito Roldan, are you a slumlord? - Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year...

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The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year ago but after digging up the first floor he got bored so the first floor is still just dirt. The open and unheated first floor is now cooling down the entire building.

Plaza Taino's residents are elderly and some of them are disabled. When the first floor was removed so was the entire entrance to the building. Tenants are now entering through the fire door at the side of the building. There is nobody working in the entry anymore. The elderly and the disabled are without necessary services Hipolito Roldan charge for.

Hipolito Roldan, when are you going to stand up to your responsibilities to make Plaza Taino livable for your elderly tenants? I guess you still get your government subsidized rent so aren't you required to provide livable conditions for your tenants?

To all other readers: Where do you report a slumlord? Hipolito Roldan charge average $1500 / moth per apartment but the conditions are barely livable. Some elderly tenants has recently been forced to move out. How can we as a community stop this kind of neglect?

Hipolito Roldan fix Plaza Taino. Stop being a slumlord!

  • HPsince70, you can try and twist everything and some people will believe it. I'm sorry for our community; the machine rolled over the 26th Ward.
    Did you ever read Animal Farm? "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others". That about sums up everything. Very sad...

  • HP1970, you are sticking up for slumlords? Is this how you think "affordable housing" is supposed to work, and what you seek from your Alderman and tax dollars? The subject that Jose introduced is serious, and all you can do is try to inject some nose-rubbing politics into it. Stay classy.

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Today's a new day....

Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua),...

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Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua), assistance for struggling homeowners, maybe a good elementary school or two?

Throwing it out there because all the back and forth debates and rebutles were entertaining, but that did not offer a solution, that was blowing off steam.

I don't have a lot of time to commit to this but I'd like to join efforts of those that are on the same page.

Thanks

  • Smith Parker, Sounds interesting. It would be excellent if all neighborhoods in the 26th Ward had a large community group and then we all could work together. The only neighborhood organization that seems to have many members is Maldonado's own organization. That organization even help voters to get to the polling stations. All people in the 26th Ward should be similarly nice and helpful to each other.

  • Smith Park Neighborhood Alliance (SPNA) Neighborhood Association

    niceneighbor and Smith Parker, the 44th Ward has the Lakeview Citizen Council, which is an "umbrella" organization to which all community groups in that area belong. The alderman there has an advisory council on zoning and development issues. Our question to the aldermanic candidates was based on that advisory council. We will be following up with Ald. Maldonado reminding him of this pledge.

40 hours ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Doorbell Repair

Hey Everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for buzzer/doorbell repair or rebuild. We have an existing set up in place for a four unit building that hasn't worked in years, and I am wondering if any of you have had success with a specialist located in the area. It sounds like it could be pretty expensive, but all we are really looking for are working door chimes as opposed to electronic entry. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

38 hours ago

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Norwegian American Hospital not shoveling their empty lots

Has anyone else noticed that Norwegian American Hospital, with all of their precious empty lots, forgets that shoveling the sidewalks around them is their responsibility? Everyone down our block does their best to keep up on shoveling but when you get to a hospital lot, the snow is either stacked high or the ice is packed thick and it becomes seriously dangerous. Of the city of Chicago website they say that businesses that do not shovel their property face a fine of $1000 a day. With the 10 or so properties the hospital owns that would seriously add up. If this isn't an isolated issue only on our block, should we all collectively complain to the city?

  • I posted a EB thread about this same problem a few weeks ago. I had luck getting some snow removed along the properties that I noticed by contacting the hospital through their website. Feel free to message me if you want the direct contact info.

  • Call 311 or report them on the city's snow removal reporting website

13 hours ago

Batavia Allstate Agent Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate agency owner David Rosenberg received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids, Minn., where Rosenberg volunteers.

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Chaplain Swindled Elderly Parishioner out of $70,000, Prosecutors Say

Eagles of God church, 1132 N. Spaulding Ave., in Humboldt Park View Full Caption

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The victim realized what had happened on Feb. 4 when he visited the bank, Scaduto said. Accounts were frozen on Feb. 6 and Borges was arrested at Chase, 7180 W. Grand Ave., on Tuesday.

Borges, of the 2800 block of North Mobile Avenue in Belmont Cragin, was charged with identity theft and financial exploitation of the elderly.

Hyde Park & Kenwood

  • The cinder-stilt building is the the regional or national office for a particular religion, and while it may be the same brand as Arias church, it is run by someone else.

    Look, maybe they know more than we do and being up on stilts prepares them for the next flood!

  • everyblockhp Looking to make hp a better place for everyone !

    You may be right on that one !
    But that pastor Arias should be supporting the elderly gentleman who went looking for help and instead had $70,000 stolen from his account by the pastors chaplain.
    very sad .

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Feb 20

Updated 16 hours ago

West Humboldt Safety

Hi all!!!

I was hoping some of you guys can help me out here -

I am considering a move to the area west of Humboldt Park. I have my eye on a place a couple of blocks South of Cemitas Pueblas (Le Moyne and N Central Park ish)

I'm a single male in my mid 20s, moving from the West Loop.

I've been told the area West of the park can get a little dangerous - what do you guys think? Is the neighborhood on the up and up or on the decline?

Thank you!!!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    If anyone here wants a laugh, check out the the "Mayoral Race" thread and read what a gang banger thinks about new people moving into HP.

  • Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another...

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    Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another with shoveling and look out for one another...that is what makes a good block. I recently purchased another property at Beach & Central Park and found a couple to rent it immediately. During the renovation I met some of the neighbors, who were very welcoming.

    Previous posters have it correct when they say get to know your neighbors & respect them. Once they see you want to not only improve, but live there and become part of the community they will welcome you with open arms.

    One thing I can suggest is to keep your trash cans on your property and bring them out to the alley the day before garbage/recycling pick-up. I learned about this the hard way...people dumping and filling both garbage & recycling with their junk.

    Good luck and I hope it works out for you!

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I Need a parking spot in west Humboldt park??

Anyone have a parking garage available in Humboldt park by Division and Homan Thank you

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Bickerdike Wins Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation won citywide recognition on February 17th for preserving and improving affordable rental units in Humboldt Park’s 1704 N. Humboldt Building at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago’s 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), the city’s premier forum for recognition of development projects.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    If they knew how Brickerdike was killing HP with the flood of low income housing like this building, they would not be giving them an award! Here is another huge tax exempt project on the boulevard that HP does not need. Do they know of the 48 unit project being...

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    If they knew how Brickerdike was killing HP with the flood of low income housing like this building, they would not be giving them an award! Here is another huge tax exempt project on the boulevard that HP does not need. Do they know of the 48 unit project being built on the boulevard just a few blocks south of this building? When do we have enough of this and the rest of the city can share this burden? I read two more low income projects are being built just blocks away, one along the Bloomingdale Trail on land that could made big tax money for the neighborhood. What award will they receive when they killed all private investment into HP?

  • I award Bickerdike and Hispanic Housing the award for "Biggest Profiteers" in the government housing development business. Both organizations build rental units and the cost per unit of these properties is upwards of $400,000 each!!!! Multiply it by the number of units and we are talking huge profits. They should be ashamed of themselves pocketing money that could truly help those in need.

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Updated 37 hours ago

DNA Chicago re: Paseo Boricua Arts building

"Planning for the new Paseo Boricua Arts building started more than ten years ago, said Eduardo Arocho, executive director of Division Street Business Development Association."

Planning started 10 years ago. So, when exactly did the general public in HP first hear about it? And why is a business development association actively involved in a push for more non-profit buildings?

Makes me wonder if the nice little deli/grocer at Division and Washtenaw was shut down a couple years ago to hold room for yet another not-for-profit on Paseo Boricua. Rumor was the city shut it down for some type of violation. Anyone have any knowledge of the reason?

  • It was years ago and my details may be incorrect but the guy who was running it was affiliated in some way with cermak foods. I remember they had strange hours and it was hard to figure out when and why they'd be open. I think he'd said he had trouble with his coolers, lost a bunch of produce and then a few days later never reopened. Shame because it was a great little lunch spot to grab some ingredients. The area is really lacking in mid day options

  • It was only a few years ago, jwm, but yes, it was a nice little store that was not just another junk food convenience store that the neighborhood has a ton of. It was kinda strange as far as hours and what was going on, but I heard that the...

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    It was only a few years ago, jwm, but yes, it was a nice little store that was not just another junk food convenience store that the neighborhood has a ton of. It was kinda strange as far as hours and what was going on, but I heard that the city kept giving him problems for one thing or another and he couldn't stay open, which always made me think the neighborhood powers-that-be were putting the squeeze on the place. Now that I see what is taking over that spot, it just makes me think that all the more.

  • There is no conspiracy here, that building wasn't for sale back when he ran that shop. It was a good idea but never seemed to follow through with the concept. The Arts Building only got involved after other offers for the property fell through at least a year after there was any notion of fresh produce there. Anyway, let's have another store with fresh produce open up.

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Words vs. Action

One of the candidates likes to cite her record working through a publicly-financed, 501(c)(3) redevelopment corporation since 2004. That same year the nonprofit company set forth a plan for the development of Humboldt Park filled with lofty, high-minded goals. For residents interested in voting please use your common sense to see how many of these goals have been fulfilled more than 10 years and millions of dollars later.

http://www.newcommunities.org/cmadocs/HumboldtPark2008Update.pdf

On the other hand, candidate Adam Corona has worked in both...

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One of the candidates likes to cite her record working through a publicly-financed, 501(c)(3) redevelopment corporation since 2004. That same year the nonprofit company set forth a plan for the development of Humboldt Park filled with lofty, high-minded goals. For residents interested in voting please use your common sense to see how many of these goals have been fulfilled more than 10 years and millions of dollars later.

http://www.newcommunities.org/cmadocs/HumboldtPark2008Update.pdf

On the other hand, candidate Adam Corona has worked in both public and private sectors. He has together with residents spearheaded the closure of known gang hang-outs and made an entire precinct more safe as a result. As an emigre to this county, Adam built himself up and now holds a position as 45th ward Streets and Sanitation superintendent delivering city services to residents. During this past 20 inch blizzard, Adam tirelessly worked more than 2 days straight while the other candidates were sharing tea time and q&a with a local news outlet. He paved streets, he commanded crews that removed the snow hazards so that residents could get to and from work. This is fitting because Adam has devised a plan to put jobs back in the 26th ward through establishment of a Chamber of Commerce. The gal is that neighbors may collaborate with local business to decrease unemployment and the calamities and hopelessness that chronic joblessness causes.

Adam does not give sound bytes like some other candidates. He is a candidate for action and his work is paradigmatic of his stance and style. Vote for Corona.

Because quite simply, there is a grave difference between words and action.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Irizarry ran a great campaign, but if Chuy can finish the job. I guess I can deal with Daley appointed Maldonado for 4 more years. Either he'll fight for the people, or we'll work extra hard to get him out of office next time

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I am a Chuy guy from way back. Never met him, but a friend of mine was pretty close to Chuy when he was an alderman.

    The 26th Ward will certainly have VERY different demographics 4 years from now (and the same ward boundaries). The positions that threaded the needle just right yesterday between his opponents on the left and the right; will not be the same winners in 2019.

Jan 23

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  • EBinLogan On the border of Logan and Humboldt

    I like how you still thank me for the comment - hahah

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    I thought it was hilarious, and once you said it. I quickly realized who you were. I met you on Lemoyne and Talman last year

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

REWARD - Missing Maltese/Toy Poodle Named Yuki

Have you seen Yuki? She is a two-year-old Toy Poodle/Maltese who went missing on 2/21/15 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Fairfield and Wabansia streets. She is wearing a red/gray collar with bones on it and a rabies tag that names her "Bailey". She will come to both names. The number on the tag is OUT OF DATE.

Please call 888-466-3242 or David at 312-823-6933 if you have seen her or if you have found her.

We are offering a REWARD for her safe return.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

In Need of Moving Boxes

My client is moving and is in need of moving boxes. Anyone have any.
Thanks! :)

  • Kelli i work in Avondale- let me know a good day to swing by! Thanks a lot!!

  • Kerri H chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Tomorrow would work. I'll be home between 4 pm - 6:30 or Friday after 4 pm. Today I'll be home after 10 pm. Email me at kerri.hacker (at) gmail.com

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Illegal electioneering by Maldonado supporters at Chi Arts polling place.

There are 15 or so Maldonado signs posted on public property within 50 feet of entrance to the polling place at Chi Arts on Northeast corner. Reported to the Board of Elections and they sent an investigator but wanted neighbors to know.

  • A man at Mitchell Elementary on Ohio was trying to pass out flyers for Maldonado around 6:40pm when I was walking in to vote. He was right by the gate and couldn't have been more than 50 feet from the entrance.

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3 days ago

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Lost Shar Pei

Lost Shar Pei
No Tags or Collar His name is Karma
Reward for Return
Please call: 312 714-9028 or 773 252- 1093

He is the one on the right

  • I saw your dog on Tuesday morning at 7:30am walking south on California Ave near Mt. Siani Hospital. I had my baby in the car, so I couldn't stop and get your dog (I would have if I was alone). Try posting some signs over there. I hope you find your pup. He is a beauty.

4 days ago

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VOTE IRIZARRY: Splitting votes bet. Corona and Irizarry won't eject Maldonado.

I was pretty sure I was going with Corona, and then I saw some sobering info: http://www.scribd.com/doc/256456921/Aldertrack-Poll-Ward-26 It appears that Irizarry has almost twice as many votes as Corona, so I feel that if you don't want another 4 years of cronyism and bad economics in the 26th ward, then we have to vote for Irizarry- it's our only chance to oust Mal who has used our ward opportunistically to make money via real estate, and has allegiances with gang...

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I was pretty sure I was going with Corona, and then I saw some sobering info: http://www.scribd.com/doc/256456921/Aldertrack-Poll-Ward-26 It appears that Irizarry has almost twice as many votes as Corona, so I feel that if you don't want another 4 years of cronyism and bad economics in the 26th ward, then we have to vote for Irizarry- it's our only chance to oust Mal who has used our ward opportunistically to make money via real estate, and has allegiances with gang bangers, as can be seen by who he has putting up his posters and canvassing for him.

I saw the debate last week and as much as i loved the idea of Mr. Corona, I think he is not quite ready to spar with the entrenched powers that be- he could easily be chewed up by all the political double-speak out there, and in fact i think he was a bit that night. But Irizarry could take on the machine, I am confident of her skills in going toe to toe with ANY bureaucrat.

Though economic development is not played up in her campaign, she does recognize it is equally important to economically stimulate the area in order to get unemployment up and monies into the 'hood.

Which I hope you know is NOT something Mr. Mal wanted to do- in fact keeping our community at an appalling 12+% or higher unemployment allows him to get government subsidies for all his low income housing projects that he also reaps from by way of no bid contracts with his cronies.

I am voting for Irizarry then and hoping that if you are tired of the corruption, that you do as I, and try to give all our votes to Irizarry who has a notable lead over Corona, and is our only chance of defeating Maldonado.

Meanwhile I do hope Corona sharpens his ability to spar with politicians and elucidate his strategies better, and reappears in four more years.

Jan 22

Updated 2 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.

  • we get several per day along with some live ones - so tired of them!

  • I, also, received these every day. I set them to blocked in my phone, but closer to the election I received more and from different numbers.

    I would also like to know how to make them stop. I'm not looking forward to receiving them next election.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

1111 N. Francisco polling location is closed.

Maldonado has refrained from telling voters that he closed the 1111 N. Francisco polling location and he has not redirected voters where to vote. Is this legal? See photo of closed polling entrance.

If you read this, the polling location is changed to a building behind the 1111 N. Francisco Avenue building. However, there are no signs or directions. Go to the left of the polling location and in through the unmarked entrance towards the dumpster and turn right to the building hidden in the back. I just wonder how many people turned away when they were in a hurry to work this morning?

  • I just voted there 20 minutes ago. There was no visible signage and I had to help 2 Senior Ladies navigate the frozen mud to find their way in. Shabby.

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    This is a tactic used when a precinct poll (done by incumbent) has shown a lack of support for incumbent. The incumbent controls polling place locations. I suggest this get reported to the Board of Elections. A few votes may seem minor but in a tight race it can decide the winner. A ward with 40-50 precincts that loses 4-5 votes per can add up quickly. Old school politics (dirty) will rear its head if left unchallenged.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Help against voter fraud. Have the criminals arrested.

A known voter fraud are often done at the end of the election day when there is just some few minutes left before the door is closed. Most of the time nobody will come in to vote the last 15 minutes before closing. If all people at the polling location knows each other this is the time when they add votes in the favor of their candidate.

They go through the list of registered voters and pick out the ones...

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A known voter fraud are often done at the end of the election day when there is just some few minutes left before the door is closed. Most of the time nobody will come in to vote the last 15 minutes before closing. If all people at the polling location knows each other this is the time when they add votes in the favor of their candidate.

They go through the list of registered voters and pick out the ones that have not voted and then they quickly run through their votes. In some few minutes their candidate can gain hundreds of votes.

It would be good if you could vote late just before closing and take your time to vote and linger around while keeping your eyes open. If you see any suspicious behavior or fraudulent action call the police and have them arrested. Messing with votes is a federal crime imposing severe punishments. Let this be a fair election.

Or hurriedly run in to catch fraudulent people in their act.

  • Marcelino Gerena New 31st Ward Resident

    Just wondering? Who are these individuals that are committing fraud? Are you aware of this 1st hand or is this past experience? I suggest you report this to the SA Office. The Judges are there to keep this from happening. Are you suggesting they are the ones commiting this?

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Maldonado has moved the polling place away from 1111 N. Francisco Ave.

The polling place at 1111 N. Francisco Avenue Plaza Taino is not open. There is no door or entrance at 1111 N. Francisco Avenue and there is no sign redirecting voters. I had no idea where to go. It took me a long time and searching to find out that the polling station was hidden in a building BEHIND the 1111 N. Francisco Avenue building. There are no signs redirecting voters about this change and the address online is 1111...

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The polling place at 1111 N. Francisco Avenue Plaza Taino is not open. There is no door or entrance at 1111 N. Francisco Avenue and there is no sign redirecting voters. I had no idea where to go. It took me a long time and searching to find out that the polling station was hidden in a building BEHIND the 1111 N. Francisco Avenue building. There are no signs redirecting voters about this change and the address online is 1111 N. Francisco Avenue. If you do not have time to search the area you will not be able to vote. I wonder how many people have needed to turn away as they did not find the polling station.

Roberto Maldonado has changed the polling place to make sure that people cannot vote. Is this legal?

Jan 27

Updated 3 days ago

Humboldt Park's 17% unemployment is unhealthy and dangerous. For change, vote for Adam Corona.

We know that unemployment creates poverty, stress, crimes and domestic violence. As a psychologist, Alderman Roberto Maldonado knows this is a fact. Thanks to unemployment gangs are still very active in Humboldt Park and a stronger business environment with jobs for all is the only way to get an end to it.

Kids do not dare to go out and play without fear caused by gang members and other criminals in the neighborhood. This is not just a physical problem...

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We know that unemployment creates poverty, stress, crimes and domestic violence. As a psychologist, Alderman Roberto Maldonado knows this is a fact. Thanks to unemployment gangs are still very active in Humboldt Park and a stronger business environment with jobs for all is the only way to get an end to it.

Kids do not dare to go out and play without fear caused by gang members and other criminals in the neighborhood. This is not just a physical problem for our children but also a psychological issue that will affect the young through their life.

New research from the University of Missouri-Kansas and Georgia State University found a substantive “link between physical safety concerns and psychological distress”. Children who live in violent neighborhoods are more prone to developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. (If you do not know what this is, Google PTSD.) In short, daily fear changes children's and young adult's psychological make-up so drastically that nightmares, flashbacks and disassociation are common. We even know that fear has a demonstrable impact not only on the mental health, but on physical health as well.
Alderman Roberto Maldonado knows the mental impacts caused by unemployment as he has studied psychology. Still, he has ignored to develop a robust job creation program for Humboldt Park. There has been no increase in jobs available in Humboldt Park during Roberto Maldonado's period as an Alderman here. Humboldt Park's unemployment is 17%. That is more than 3 times the national average.
To change the economical make up of Humboldt Park, vote for Adam Corona. Adam Corona knows that an effective job creation policy is the solution to Humboldt Park's problems and he has demonstrated that he is willing to work for it. For a better and more productive Humboldt Park, vote for Adam Corona as our Alderman February 24, 2015.

  • This is a load of CR*P! There are plenty of jobs people just are not looking or willing to travel a few more blocks. I know sometimes its just not possible. Many people just like to attend a place that will hand them a paycheck each week. There is plenty...

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    This is a load of CR*P! There are plenty of jobs people just are not looking or willing to travel a few more blocks. I know sometimes its just not possible. Many people just like to attend a place that will hand them a paycheck each week. There is plenty of ways to generate cash, but you have to WORK, THINK and BE CREATIVE!

    Be a Maker - Build/ craft things and sell on Etsy.com (decorate shirts, to wood burnt coasters ) check out oraftcount.com and see what the top stores are , and build a store. high profit margins in most cases 65% in some cases

    Multi Level Marketing teams from Scentsy I make an extra $1k a year just by my current customer base getting at me. My team leader makes around $50-75k a year (winkles candles - no flame , hit me up at rosshawley.scentsy.us)

    Weightless products Xyngular, one of my friends made and extra $40k last year by doing this part time and i mean part time (aprox 10 hours a week)

    Be a taxi driver for LYFT or UBER if you have a car.

    Www.fiver.com Tasks for $5.00

    www.zirtual.com home based office assistant.

    Start a blog and earn money by web referrals , and get paid as an affiliate marketer.

    Un-employment = lazy and un-creative

    The job market has changed very fast from The industrial revolution where things are mass produced. Back down to hand crafted.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Derp.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Maldonado soliciting voters at polling location

Was just voting today at the Humboldt park library and Maldonado was inside the library shaking hands and talking to people waiting in line. This it's HIGHLY ILLEGAL. He shouldn't be within 100 feet of any polling location. I'm not sharing this to persuade voters or attack people. Just want people to be informed about what is going on. I think we all deserve a fair election, no matter who comes out on top.

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    p.s. the person who posted it is an Irizarry supporter, and certainly not anyone's "henchman."

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    And from a poll watcher at Chopin Elementary:
    "If you have a paper ballot make sure you put it in the machine! As a poll watcher I just watched the "judges" keep some of the ballots! Election judges are sometimes paid by low class candidates to do whatever is possible to win the election!"

    State's Attorney and BOE have been making the rounds. Again, anyone who wants to talk to the witness, message me.

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Feb 20

Updated 3 days ago

Use for abandonded churches in East Humboldt Park

Free idea, here. OK, it's probably quite costly, but the kind of thing that 'community activists' in this area can seemingly get behind.

I see a couple issues in the area*: a few blighted, abandoned churches, and a lot of 'storefront' parishes that don't benefit the tax base as much as a for-profit business would.

maybe these needs could be facilitated by local government? Some kind of subsidy and/or land swapping arrangement that would preserve pretty buildings that would be...

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Free idea, here. OK, it's probably quite costly, but the kind of thing that 'community activists' in this area can seemingly get behind.

I see a couple issues in the area*: a few blighted, abandoned churches, and a lot of 'storefront' parishes that don't benefit the tax base as much as a for-profit business would.

maybe these needs could be facilitated by local government? Some kind of subsidy and/or land swapping arrangement that would preserve pretty buildings that would be used for what they were intended for, freeing up other parcels for more appropriate development.

There's of course been cases where these churches were developed into condos, but those always come across as garish to me.

*1300 N Artesian (http://tinyurl.com/l5vkyua) and 1459 N Talman, specifically. Also one a bit south at 2558 W Cortez. Of a similar vein, there's the giant property that is the shuttered CPS school at Rockwell/Hirsch, which a church probably couldn't even fit in but is also something perhaps best suited for community use.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost Sharpei

Please help Karma is peach colored and got out of the yard near Campbell and North. Last seen going south from Bloomingdale and California. He has no collar on friendly but doesn't know the neighborhood. Reward

  • Fuarain- the gender of the Shar pei on Facebook is not given.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    The _F_ in the middle of the number stands for "female". it also says "female" on the petharbor.com listing.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Who would I hire to clean out my second-floor dryer exhaust?

Hi Everyblockers,

Would anybody have a recommendation for somebody with a tall ladder to come over and knock the lint off of my second-floor dryer exhaust vent (on the side of our house)? Or maybe even replace it with something that won't clog up with lint every six months?

  • Years ago we hired chimney sweeps to clean out dryer vents in a condo where they were all stacked on top of each other.

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

appraiser visit to my rental - good or bad sign?

my apartment management company called yesterday to say an appraiser needed to walk through my place today. he came in, took some photos, made some notes, then went to the next apartment.

any idea what this could indicate?

  • Why don't you ask them?

  • If the appraiser is there because they are selling, then the appraiser would have been sent by the mortgage company of the new buyer. a seller doesn't pay fro an appraiser before trying to sell.

    That would mean that your building would have been up for sale, seen by interested buyers, and a sales contract had already been signed by both buyer and seller.

    If you haven't noticed any of those activities, then it's probably for a refinance.

Feb 19

Updated 5 days ago

Dogs should not be kept outside in this weather!!

I'm calling you out, whoever you are, on the 1300 Block of Ridgeway who keep their two german shepherd type dogs outside all the time.... in this weather, shame on you! What kind of people are you? Let them lay in the entry way if you feel they should't be in the living quarters of your home. You do not deserve to have them!

  • Dogs can remain outside year round as long as they have access to shelter and food.

    Call the CPD but you are wasting yours and their time.

    Some dogs stay out. That is all.

  • HPPie Born in HP

    Key point - as long as they have access to shelter and food. Do you think anyone would make such a fuss if they had a heated doggie condo? The fact is there are lots of idiots in this city who abuse animals. Thankfully there are good samaritans who try to save them. I dont think 911 is the correct path, thats why we have other outlets to handle these situations. (Which they did).

Feb 20

Updated 5 days ago

See Roberto Maldonado's death-threat poster.

See posted photograph. The photograph was taken at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center at 2753 West Division Street. Roberto Maldonado is closely involved with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and he is a strong promoter of the organizations cause, political agenda and working methods. The poster was not only used at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center but was displayed at many places throughout the 26th Ward. The poster was developed by Maldonado and a local group of influential politicians and...

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See posted photograph. The photograph was taken at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center at 2753 West Division Street. Roberto Maldonado is closely involved with the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and he is a strong promoter of the organizations cause, political agenda and working methods. The poster was not only used at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center but was displayed at many places throughout the 26th Ward. The poster was developed by Maldonado and a local group of influential politicians and business men closely associated with him. You can read about the group at: http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/November-2014/Jose-Lopez-Humboldt-Park

The poster was developed as part of a campaign to create race hate and tension between the various ethnic groups in the 26th Ward. The goal was to stop non-Puerto Ricans to move into the 26th Ward and to intimidate "outside" entrepreneurs and visitors. Other posters in the campaign showed families and children with ethnically characteristic features together with the headline "NO SE VENDE" and "NOT FOR SALE".

Together with the 26th Ward's homicide statistics the posters were read as a real death threat for people who recently moved into the 26th Ward and for people who visited the area. Some residents in the 26th Ward still have bullet holes in their windows from the time of these posters. The campaign changed mid-through Maldonado's term and the same windows that previously showed the death-threat posters are now showing posters promoting the release of a convicted terrorist. You can, however, still buy t-shirts and buttons with "NOT FOR SALE" messages at some of Maldonado's associate's businesses close to his office on Division Street. There is also active websites dedicated to creating tension between Puerto Ricans and all others in the 26th Ward.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Missing Toy Poodle/Maltese

Have you seen Yuki? She is a two-year-old Toy Poodle/Maltese who went missing on 2/21/15 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Fairfield and Wabansia streets. She is very friendly, vaccinated, healthy, quick, and sometimes barks. She is wearing a gray and red collar.

Please call 630-532-4383 or the number on the collar tag if you find her.

  • Jen

    Check animal control's stray tour (2741 S Western). They do it a few times per day between 12-7. They also post the animals that come in on petharbor.com/Chicago but I'm not sure how up to date it is.

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Jen, you beat me to it!

    be sure to post flyers offering a reward - lots of people would want to keep her, I'm afraid.

  • Jenna S. in Humboldt Park Humboldt resident, teacher

    We're still looking for her. If you see our dog Yuki, please call us or 311 to report to Animal Care and Control.

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6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Low Flying Plane last night 2/19/2015

Anybody see the plane last night the felt like it was on top of my head last night? Sometime between 8pm and 10:30pm?

  • Yes! I thought it was crashing. Went outide to check it out but didn't see anything.

  • Brenton A poor, poor, writer in Humboldt Park.

    V22 Ospreys escorting Obama. Scary things.

  • newcomer Newbie

    Yes Brenton, I saw them too. It was two low flying helicopters. They went over in the late morning as well.

Feb 19

Updated 6 days ago

Roberto Maldonado has had a financial business for 25 years so he knows how to move money around.

During the debate Roberto Maldonado bragged that he has owned a financing business for 25 years. He mentioned that as a proof that he knows how to solve the 26th Ward's 17% unemployment. That Maldonado owns a financial business was news to me but it makes me understand his political decisions and his agenda. It also makes me understand why he does not want transparency into his decision making process regarding zoning and who gets the government subsidized housing projects....

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During the debate Roberto Maldonado bragged that he has owned a financing business for 25 years. He mentioned that as a proof that he knows how to solve the 26th Ward's 17% unemployment. That Maldonado owns a financial business was news to me but it makes me understand his political decisions and his agenda. It also makes me understand why he does not want transparency into his decision making process regarding zoning and who gets the government subsidized housing projects.

As an owner of a financial company, Roberto Maldonado has spent a lot of time learning where the money is, how to get it and how to move it around without detection. If his partners are reliable, money can be moved from firms to firms to individuals undetected. Favors given to associates can be paid later through money or executive positions within companies. With the right financial know-how there are a multitude of ways that Maldonado can profit from the project he makes decisions about as long as he can make sure that they are given to reliable associated.

Roberto Maldonado is closely associated with his friend and business partner Hipolito Roldan, owner and president of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. Hipolito Roldan was rewarded the high-density governmentally subsidized housing project by the Norwegian-American Hospital in a no-bid, closed door process despite that the project will be financed by tax money for 99 years. Maldonado kept the project secret to the residents in the area until days before the Public Hearing and pushed through the project against solid resistance from the neighboring residents. During the meeting Hipolito Roldan and Ronaldo Maldonado filled in each other's speeches and hugged each other after forcing through the project. Continue below.

  • Smith Parker, you are splitting hairs by believing "x" neighborhood is not in "y" ward, etc. Until someone decides to build a mile high moat around your "neighborhood", what happens in nearby areas will affect you. The point is everyone east of Sacramento and west of Western is going to be affected by what's happening in the 26th.

  • Whoops! I meant to say a mile-high wall, not a moat, but let's not split hairs...you get the idea.

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