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Emanuels Finally NOW wants to listen to Chicagoans ???!!!

After a lousy performance in the general election ((( taking into account the m i l l i o n s he got from mega ultra rich special interest donors))) compared to the other candiates NOW he want to listen to Chicagoans ???. My fellow Chicagoans, I think its to late. Lets not be the battered spouse that takes abuse, is treated like cr@p and then comes home and says Ok I havent listened enough. Im sorry !!

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After a lousy performance in the general election ((( taking into account the m i l l i o n s he got from mega ultra rich special interest donors))) compared to the other candiates NOW he want to listen to Chicagoans ???. My fellow Chicagoans, I think its to late. Lets not be the battered spouse that takes abuse, is treated like cr@p and then comes home and says Ok I havent listened enough. Im sorry !!

My mesage to Rahm is "You know what ???? We have listened and we have seen what you've been working for. Our eyes are open. We need a person that will listen to us. After going on a rampage closing schools, Closing mental health centers like a madman,, erecting red light and speed cameras giving away over 80 million dollars of . TIF money to depaul University a private school to build a gymnasium. collecting over 500 m i l l i o n s of dollars ticketing hardworking Chicagoans struggling to make it in this economy with the cameras. Your a bully and the people know it.

Oh and by the way,
You stated the cameras were for safety reasons not solely for revenue raising ,,, and yet you fly right through red lights like if you were the President of the United States, Almost hitting pedestrians ((( the video is on line google it and see for yourself)))

My fellow Chicagoans,
If we make the same mistake by not voting like we did with Bruce Ruiner, than were screwed !!!!

Are we gonna sit back and let Mayor 1% keep at it screwing us one way after another ???

Tag your it !!!

Get active lets work. Contribute donate talk to neighbors, friends, volunteer, put a yard sign up to motivate people. Otherwise don't complain when they finish nickel and dimeing you to death.

Lets not make that mistake again Lets get active . Tag your !!!!!
Do somthing, action action !!

  • @Bger,

    Rahm was thrown out of the White House for being combative and arrogant, so I'm not sure he actually knows how to run things. The deal was Rahm for Mayor, Brother Daley for WH Chief of Staff. Even steven. For a guy who claims he has the cojones to...

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    @Bger,

    Rahm was thrown out of the White House for being combative and arrogant, so I'm not sure he actually knows how to run things. The deal was Rahm for Mayor, Brother Daley for WH Chief of Staff. Even steven. For a guy who claims he has the cojones to make the tough decisions, he cant even call out Mayor Daley when talking about the problems the previous administration "left" him with. Ya, real strong leader. It's on his watch the city has refinanced long term city debt into riskier bonds which is going to cost us millions down the road. He's insulated the parking meter deal from any more court challenges and he's expanded Charter schools while shutting down Neighborhood schools because apparently we have too many or some similar BS. He's done real good for his wealthy backers, but not so much for the rest of us.

    I don't believe for a second he actually knows how to solve the problems we face. Chuy? Who knows. But he's not Rahm and right now that's good enough for me. I don't need to see Rahm sucking up to Rauner so he can get his lips around another $1000 bottle of wine. And I don't need to see Rahm selling us out because he has dreams of higher office after he's done working his "magic".

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Chris M
    I assume you were in the room when the deal was made? I don't know that's true and I don't believe you know that is a fact either. Vote for who you think is the better candidate. as I've said several times in this thread, I'm waiting to...

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    Chris M
    I assume you were in the room when the deal was made? I don't know that's true and I don't believe you know that is a fact either. Vote for who you think is the better candidate. as I've said several times in this thread, I'm waiting to see if Chuy actually has a plan. So far all I've heard is more money for cops and schools with no idea of where the money comes from. What you have to say will have no effect on my vote. I will listen to the candidates to figure out who has the most realistic plan.

7 hours ago

Bruce Rauner makes cuts at ceasefire

There's no better way to ensure the return of gang violence, then to silence the voices that are able to reason with those who perpetuate the violence. The murder rate is about to go Chicago, count on it.

2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

DNAinfo. Needs To Learn How To Count-Or At Least Not Spin

In an article from DNAinfo. titled (Riot Fest Is Not Leaving Humboldt Park, Organizers Say), they wrote-
"That’s despite an EveryBlock post entitled “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?” that emerged Tuesday that prompted 41 responses ranging from concern to good riddance messages. A second post, “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” was made three days later, drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."!
WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS INFORMATION?!? I went back...

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In an article from DNAinfo. titled (Riot Fest Is Not Leaving Humboldt Park, Organizers Say), they wrote-
"That’s despite an EveryBlock post entitled “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?” that emerged Tuesday that prompted 41 responses ranging from concern to good riddance messages. A second post, “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,” was made three days later, drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."!
WHERE DID THEY COME UP WITH THIS INFORMATION?!? I went back and read both threads again and found no statement of "good riddance" in “Riot Fest to Leave Humboldt Park?”! All the other comments were about CONCERN alright! CONCERN about the fest leaving and how they want it to stay. ONLY ONE PERSON had a negative comment and that person comments that change for the good in HP is bad?!? In the thread “Riot Fest Needs Our Help,”. Where did do get "drawing a mix of 34 comments but fell short of a definitive answer."! Not one comment was negative about RF and most supported it. Neighbors wrote about having meetings with the Alderman, Park District and RF promoters to get them to commit to HP! A very definitive answer of "HP neighbors want RF to stay in a huge way" to me!!!
DNAinfo. did you think the citizens of HP would let you down play this most important event in their neighborhood? I will be waiting to read your retraction and/or apologies to your readers in the HP community. Have a nice day.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Hi Darryl Holiday, the story did answer the question of RF leaving! It is great to know that RF will be in HP straight from the source. Thank you. What you wrote about the EB threads is what upset me and others. Both threads showed over whelming support for RF...

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    Hi Darryl Holiday, the story did answer the question of RF leaving! It is great to know that RF will be in HP straight from the source. Thank you. What you wrote about the EB threads is what upset me and others. Both threads showed over whelming support for RF in HP but you reported the very opposite. In the thread I started, neighbors wrote about how they wanted to help RF stay in HP and thanked me! Some how you reported this thread " fell short of a definitive answer" as to neighbors wanting RF to stay! The other thread, 40 neighbors comments were in in favor about RF staying in HP and only one was negative. You reported "responses ranging from concern to good riddance"! I understood that to mean 50/50 in responses and zero in support! I repeat "I PREFER DNAinfo." for local news. What you wrote about these threads were not supported by the source. You want to interview supporters of RF in HP? Pick a large location because I think you will be surprised how many of my neighbors will want to talk to you.

  • Darryl Holliday DNAinfo Logan Sq./Humboldt Park reporter

    I think we may have had a misunderstanding, Rak. I meant there was no "definitive answer" as to whether RF was staying or going — not whether neighbors wanted RF to stay. I know plenty of people on both sides of that fence to be honest but it's not something I would take a stand on in a story. Glad you prefer DNA though! I'll take that and will be on my way :)

2 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Kedzie Green Line Station Safe?

Hey everyone, I just got transferred to a project in the South Loop and currently I have been taking the North Ave Bus to Western, than the Western Bus to Roosevelt, and than the Roosevelt Bus to Roosevelt and Michigan. Everyday it takes me 1hr 40min to get to and from the South Loop. It's ridiculous. I blame the fact they got rid of the Western Xpress and than add to it that Ventra sucks (takes like 5 taps to...

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Hey everyone, I just got transferred to a project in the South Loop and currently I have been taking the North Ave Bus to Western, than the Western Bus to Roosevelt, and than the Roosevelt Bus to Roosevelt and Michigan. Everyday it takes me 1hr 40min to get to and from the South Loop. It's ridiculous. I blame the fact they got rid of the Western Xpress and than add to it that Ventra sucks (takes like 5 taps to get it to say go). The commute to and from work is killing me. By car, the drive is only 15-20min max, but as I said by bus its like 1hr 40min. so I'm looking for different options. The Homan/Kimball bus runs awesome and I was thinking I can take that to the Kedzie/Lake Green Line Station and take the Green Line to Roosevelt. However, I'm wondering how safe it is? Does anyone know? I'm a little white girl just fyi. Please let me know. I want my life back.

  • Bill Billo

    The original posters question was how safe is Kedzie and Lake. Its the West Side! Its definitely not the safest place! I would never be standing around at Lake and Kedzie or Roosevelt and Kedzie or Homan and Roosevelt during the day and especially after dark. I used to work...

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    The original posters question was how safe is Kedzie and Lake. Its the West Side! Its definitely not the safest place! I would never be standing around at Lake and Kedzie or Roosevelt and Kedzie or Homan and Roosevelt during the day and especially after dark. I used to work at 43rd and Ashland in the early 2000s and I tried to convince myself how safe it was until one day a bunch of masked men with guns walked in and robbed us violently. After that shady neighborhoods never "felt" safe to me again. Don't trust your safety to what people on EB say. Your commute runs right through some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the COUNTRY, period. LWG please don't play with your safety for a slightly shorter commute. Your shortcut through the dark woods is a bad idea.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    Bill none of the neighborhoods are as safe as they used to be, so each individual should use caution no matter where you have to travel. People have gotten mugged in front of the police and it can happen anywhere, not just the bus stop (ask the Mayor). If you don't own a car or can't afford to drive, public transportation is the only other way to go unless you have a friend who doesn't mind taking you to and from work everyday.

Feb 24

Updated 14 hours ago

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?!?!?

  • I heard it on good authority that he bought that land so Riot Fest can build a large low income housing complex for struggling punk musicians!

  • merstudio 19 year EHP resident

    Well, I'm glad thats cleared up.

18 hours ago

Security Is Our Middle Name

On March 6, Americans recognize Middle Name Pride Day.

32 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Proposed zoning changes on California and Fairfield

Does anyone know anything about the zoning changes at California (1531-1539) and Fairfield (1536-1540)? Properties are being rezoned from residential to limited manufacturing/business park district. Fairfield property is directly behind/across alley from California property. I called Alderman's office and couldn't get any information.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Good luck.

  • Thanks for posting the councilmatic.org links - I was unaware of that site and have posted a comment for both links.

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3 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

  • merstudio 19 year EHP resident

    Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

  • Smith Parker, I can vouch for the fact that the Plaza Taino has had the bottom floors boarded up since at least last summer. And there are still people living there. I would say there is a good chance it is true. The part about the structural integrity of the Plaza Taino being bad is definitely true.,

6 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

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?

  • SpaceCowboy Humboldt Park

    It hit (200) comments. I've read most of the them, if not all. I, now, feel a little less intelligent.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    This is a fantastic thread! Never would have imagined it would go so long with so many. It is great to read what my neighbors have contributed to it whether people believe it to be right or wrong. I was shocked to read what some people wrote and laughed at others. I have no doubt that HP is a better place to raise a family because of it. Together we can, but, this is the thinking of a former member of the brotherhood of Chicago's finest. LOL!

Jan 26

Updated 39 hours ago

Chi-Arts

What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our...

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What was once a quiet and peaceful community, now, thanks to Maldonado, is a loud, congested traffic and parking area for all of the kids and their parents going to Chi-Arts on Augusta. I did not buy a home by an el, or a bus or a train or even on a main traffic thoroughfare or intersection. After 16 years, I now live in a neighborhood with traffic congestion, overrun with outsiders, disturbing our peace and quiet and trashing our lawns. These kids don't live here. Why not move Chi-arts to their neighborhood? If it was closer to their home, their parents wouldn't have to drive to pick them up. At least, have some consideration and relocate it on a public transportation line! In the meantime, I am applying for a reduced assessment that will more accurately reflect the reduction in our quality of life. Oh.. I am also looking for a new Alderman...

  • Tapdancemom , You hit the mark, thank you, make it real "
    Single father , I agree with you"

  • MelA everyday average person

    I live in the same area AND my kid goes to ChiArts so how about that Washtenaw1? Every school, every neighborhood, every block is going to have problems, there will always be a bad apple and the grass is ALWAYS greener. As tapdancemom pointed out, these kids come from all...

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    I live in the same area AND my kid goes to ChiArts so how about that Washtenaw1? Every school, every neighborhood, every block is going to have problems, there will always be a bad apple and the grass is ALWAYS greener. As tapdancemom pointed out, these kids come from all over the city and have had to change schools, schedules, travel arrangements and their lives to be in this school because they WANTED TO and have been CHOSEN to be there. They are in school from 8-5 everyday, working hard then come home to do homework, practice, chores and so much more. I am only grateful to have such hard working, dedicated kids attending school in my neighborhood. The inconvenience of the 8 and 5 o'clock drop off/pick up times are no more irritating than the dibs we are still seeing strewn all over our street a month after the snow, the mountains of ice that that block the walkways and parking spaces or the potholes that kill my car. It's Chicago, I love it, I embrace it and I support it.

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Feb 26

Updated 44 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.

2 days ago

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Where can I get some decent asopao?

Went to Bruquena at 12:30 today and they were closed (waiter had not arrived yet). What kind of excuse is that? Then went across the street to Latin American. Ordered Asopao de Pollo con arroz and Asopao de Salchicon con fideos. It was basically water, no real sazon. Hubby's asopao de pollo had one measly piece of chicken and there was not enough salchichon in mine. Came away so disappointed. So where can I get a decent asopao?

  • The only place I had good Asopao is Puerto Rico. It's a shame you would think Division Street would have decent Puerto Rican food. You could always try outside of the neighborhood.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    La Bomba is one of the best Puerto Rican restaurants, it's on Armitage between Kedzie and Sawyer

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Humboldt Heights Block Club, Thanks All Good Voters of 26th Ward"

The Election of 26th Ward has been decided by the American Voters of this Great City.
With much effort , We have Won " 52% of the Vote .
We voted for someone who knows our common values and knows the importance of living in the City of Chicago and making it possible for all"
26th Ward Alderman , Roberto Maldonado , For a Brighter day...
Four more Years"

  • Thank u Hp! Iam so sick of people down talking our Aldermen instead of working against him in this new term work with him to build a better 26th ward

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Victor can you tell me three things that are positive for business, and or residents that maldonado has accomplished?

Jun 06

Updated 2 days ago

success contesting speed camera citations?

I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

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I'm interested to hear if anyone has successfully contested a speed camera citation.

I live near Clemente High where they've installed cameras both on Division and Western. I couldn't figure out why I'd see the lights flash over and over as cars passed seeming to be driving at a normal rate of speed. Then I got two tickets in the mail: it's a school zone and speed limit is 20mph "when children are present."

First of all, I am not a speeder but I've never seen a car slow down to 20mph on Western unless there is heavy traffic. If you don't maintain the flow of traffic you're liable to cause traffic problems (not to mention the road rage you'd incite).

Second, does anyone know the law? Does "when children are present" mean when they're in sight, or does it generally mean when children are in the area i.e. in the school building?

Either way, seems to me these cameras are just slapping drivers with fines without having any positive impact on behavior.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Dave, now that you have proved that documents were falsified. Go after the,person who wrote the ticket.

    U have their badge number. Ask the Inspector General to investigate tickets written by that person. Or whatever regulatory agency is supposed to monitor for abuses. Citizens are nowprotected by the whistleblower city...

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    Dave, now that you have proved that documents were falsified. Go after the,person who wrote the ticket.

    U have their badge number. Ask the Inspector General to investigate tickets written by that person. Or whatever regulatory agency is supposed to monitor for abuses. Citizens are nowprotected by the whistleblower city ordinance 2-156-019

    If a ticker writer has a habit of writing false tickets they should be fired. If they perjured,themselves in any way, they should face stiffer charges.

    Glad,u got off.

    You can get a copy of the voice transcript from Administrative hearings. Get a cd of the judge saying there was no pedestrian in the crosswalk.

    Citizens need to be aggressive in going after the villains. Whe they are employees of the city or their vendors we really have to shed the light of day ob this.

    I got a ticket where the photo was doctored. I need to do the same as you and go after the person who wrote the ticket or doctored the photo. Wonder if there is some kind of bonus given to those who write alot of tickets.

    This is where we do our civic duty and get rid of government representatives who are guilty of illegal activities?

    Let us know what you do and the results.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Oos...Go to Deputy Larry Philips. Find out what agency regulates this city vendor and go after them. Procurement or Jamie Rhee approves city contracts and their pay,ent. Speak to her, ask what body regulates the camera and file a complaint. People are angry about school closings and the Red light cameras.the issue is hot enough to unseat a Mayor.

Feb 19

Updated 2 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!

  • 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).

  • yeah so the great pyr post? your dog isnt weird, that's its breed. winter weather is their weather. and yes, brutal chicago winter weather. but, then people freak out and would call cops on you. i have a newf and he is an indoor pet through and through but he...

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    yeah so the great pyr post? your dog isnt weird, that's its breed. winter weather is their weather. and yes, brutal chicago winter weather. but, then people freak out and would call cops on you. i have a newf and he is an indoor pet through and through but he would stay outside in this mess for hours if i allowed it. they are not weird, it is their breeds. (btw, lots of dogs love winter, mixes and different breeds). I get it, there are days that dogs should be inside, but, keep in mind, some dogs stay outside, some people have guard dogs, and some actually love it.

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4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Found Cat

Hello, I found a brown male tabby cat at Augusta and Campbell on Saturday eve 2/28. He is clearly domesticated but seemed lost out in the cold. If you know of anyone who he might belong to please let me know. Thanks.

  • I have a vet who is willing to help she lives in the area her name is jenny... she would like to rescue this kitty and help find its home...you can email me at gloryb.5k@gmail.com I'll give you her contact information.

  • Thanks everyone for the tips! Great Gloria, I will email you!

Feb 20

Updated 3 days 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!!!

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

    Great post Tanja !

  • Been in Humboldt Park since 1984 ...
    I have enjoyed every Festival that has taken place and the Global connection of music is incredible , The baseball games in the Humboldt Park are so exciting ...
    Humboldt Park Classic Car Show that's so cool"
    The geese landing , from flights afar never afraid to come and land here in Humboldt Park.
    Maybe we can join and ride in Humboldt Park...
    Welcome"

Feb 24

Updated 3 days ago

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now even outside of chicago and nationwide are seeing the importance of electing a person of for and by the PEOPLE. NOt Corporations.
    Rahm is a vengeful evil person and he will be stopped.
    The people see through his BS !
    Thats why after spending so many millions he could not get 50% plus one vote !
    Chuy we are with you ! White Black Latino ! a COALITION !!!!!!!!! Somthing the rich corporatist dont want to hear !
    Im waiting for the dirty tricks from Rahm !

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Before making any decisions based on a popularity contest read what Mark Kiirk stated: (never mind the tyrant statement about with all the exclamation points. Anon still has not made a case FOR CHuy. He is still talking in negatives and negatives only.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/407760/sen-kirk-re-elect-rahm-chicago-end-like-detroit

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    Before making any decisions based on a popularity contest read what Mark Kiirk stated: (never mind the tyrant statement about with all the exclamation points. Anon still has not made a case FOR CHuy. He is still talking in negatives and negatives only.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/407760/sen-kirk-re-elect-rahm-chicago-end-like-detroit

    Please pay particular attention to the last paragraph. The addressing part has me baffled since I know of no statements from Chuy about this subject.

    This election is about the fiscal health of Chicago and NOTHING else. If we can't pay our bills and get the spending under control there will be problems that can't be fixed by talking about neighborhoods and school closings. This is a job for someone who can work with a budget the size of Chicago's. Rahm has shown he can do this task. Say what you want about his personality, his friends or how he dresses or whatever. The facts remain that this about budget and how to control one.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Meg, if it is true that this is a Park District thing thn contact,the head of the Park District. For city things follow,the,steps I listed. I have no idea why citizens keep going to the same place that does not give service...and then expects something positive to occur.

    Do foias....

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    Meg, if it is true that this is a Park District thing thn contact,the head of the Park District. For city things follow,the,steps I listed. I have no idea why citizens keep going to the same place that does not give service...and then expects something positive to occur.

    Do foias. Send in the complaints, with photos,or other evidence. If nothing happens send it to the regulatoru bodies and top city lawyer and get them involved. U definitely will get a resolution from the mayor, commissioner, regulatory body.

    I used to be stupid and keep ordering from a ward super and 311 for,years. I Don't waste my time doing that anymore. I go to the,top dogs responsible and tell them to hold their feet on the ground responsible. When they won't I report it to a regulatory body.

Feb 25

Updated 3 days ago

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

  • City Dude Living in Humboldt Park

    Musketeer, I agree with you. Maldonado was clear when he told the audience that he does not want to work together with all people in the 26th Ward. We have to start interst groups and develop strenght by connecting these groups. When problems comes up we should be able to react quickly and with power.

  • Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

    Everyone must get involved in some fashion. There are many great community, parks, and civic organizations to get involved with. In our opinion, to make a community safe, one has to get involved in the Community Policing, (CAPS) know your beat and know your neighbors. In addition, if your school is not performing well, get involved in the Local School Council, (LSC). If one feels their parks are not safe, get involved with the park advisory council. Their is so much one can contribute to a community.

3 days ago

Follow The Groundhog’s Example: Stay Indoors

Every year, in February, we wait to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, will predict six more weeks of winter. Huge crowds have waited for Phil’s prediction each year since 1886. For Phil, seeing his shadow predicts six more weeks of winter-like weather. More often than not, he sees his shadow and goes back inside.  

3 days ago

Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Opens New Orthopedic Center

The new Presence Medical Group (PMG) Orthopedic Center recently opened in a fully renovated space in the Presence Saint Elizabeth Professional Office Building, 1431 N. Western Ave., Suite 134, Chicago. Opening this new center is part of Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center’s (PSMEMC) efforts to expand its orthopedic service line to serve the growing needs of the community.

3 days ago

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

February is the month when we celebrate love and friendship. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also declared February as American Heart Month to bring awareness to the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States: heart disease. 

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Ridgeway and LeMoyne?? Good move?

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

  • liz

    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to...

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    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to be moving there soon. Shoot me an email if you want to talk more, or are looking at other areas nearby. I know how to put in a good offer and might soon be your neighbor! lizpaint at gmail dot com.

  • I spend a lot of time around the area, I know someone who lives on ridgeway, the block south on North ave and the like it. It's a quiet block and they like their neighbors.

Feb 26

Updated 5 days ago

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!

  • Susan S. resident

    Call the city and report. Do I understand that there are not 2 exits? Not safe. Not legal. Is the landlord not keeping the apartments heated to 68/65 degrees? Not legal. Residents could probably stay in a hotel until it's fixed and deduct it from their rent. Make the calls, find someone to advocate for the residents.

  • MaB

    Wanted to vote against Mal-donado(did you know in Spanish "Mal"means bad?) but found out at the last second ward boundaries had changed and even though I live directly behind Maldonaldo office on division I did not vote in 26th ward, convenient. Such is life in chicago #gettingusedtocorruption

5 days ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.I my self think gangs are at war again.

5 days ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.U my self the gangs are at war again.

Feb 21

Updated 5 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

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Feb 24

Updated 6 days ago

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.

Feb 26

Updated 6 days ago

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

6 days 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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Feb 26

Feb 20

Updated Feb 26

I Need a parking spot in west Humboldt park??

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

Feb 25

Updated Feb 26

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.

Feb 24

Updated Feb 26

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.

Feb 26

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