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Keeping a Close Eye on CPD's Glenn Evans

I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot...

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I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot potato. If anyone knows his current tour-of-duty please let me know. I want to insure that his past follows him and catches up with him sooner then later.. As of yet, to the best of my research, he has been named a defendant in six different lawsuits over the course of his career.

Sources:

http://www.lawsja.com/blog/2013/03/another-excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-against-cpd-commander-glenn-evans.shtml

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/abusing-badge#.UxcucIUhQcI

http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/investigations/Millions-Paid-to-Settle-Police-Misconduct-Suits/149775635

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Found Cat

The U of C police rescued this cat on the weekend from 60th street and took it to HP Animal Clinic.

If you recognize this cat, please let us know - we are hoping it is lost and that its owners will be looking for it.

If you can help with a temporary home for this cat while we try to locate its owners, please let me know.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ALL ELEVATIONS, REMOVE AND RECONSTRUCT 160LF MASONRY, REMOVE/SALVAGE/RESET 960SF LIMESTONE, R/R 13000 BRICKS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS. ALL WORK SAE.

    950 E. 59th St. Issued August 20, 2014 Comment

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Lost Cat

Our cat Roca, a grey neutered male ran out of our house this morning. We just moved to the neighbourhood, and he must be disoriented. Our house is on Harper and 56th Street. He is wearing a stripped collar with a fish shaped buckle. He is very friendly and likes to roll on the floor. If you see him, please e-mail me at holea39@gmail.com

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New Hyde Park School - 63rd

Any thoughts on the new 'Hyde Park' school on 63rd? It's finally beginning to take shape.

The NIMBYs of Hyde Park won by pushing it further south, but does West Woodlawn win by having the school in our own backyard?

  • Just FYI Hanoke- I'm a new teacher at the Orthogenic School, and they only enroll students with a primary diagnosis of ED (Emotional Disorder), as opposed to BD (Behavior Disorder), so they are students who need a great deal of emotional and therapeutic support, but are not violent, and do not pose a security risk to one another or to their surrounding environment.

  • Lisa Gates Attorney, HPDS parent

    I'm so disappointed to read all of these negative reactions to having such a fine school in our city and presumably near your homes. The Orthogenic School is, I'm sure, a god-send to families that need it. I know that Hyde Park Day School has been the most wonderful, welcoming,...

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    I'm so disappointed to read all of these negative reactions to having such a fine school in our city and presumably near your homes. The Orthogenic School is, I'm sure, a god-send to families that need it. I know that Hyde Park Day School has been the most wonderful, welcoming, safe place we could ever have hoped for for our son. I would like to suggest you visit the school if you have an interest in whether it's good enough to be near you, rather than simply posting knee-jerk concerns about children with special needs.

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fear

My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen...

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My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen to me so i feel that no one cares anymore about the community's on the Southside they treat everyone like criminals what should we do?alderman Cochran is no good for us he doesn't return calls and he's not doing anything to help his community ljs

  • Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us....

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    Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us. There are ways that many of us can do to combat violence: positive loitering,( gangbangers and drug dealers stray away from blocks that have roaming eyes) attend Beat meetings to voice our complaints (I am disappointed when I see only 15 attendees at every meeting,most of whom are elderly.),call the police constantly to complain of illegal activity. Continue to reach out to the police concerning your incident so that they may take it seriously. Find out the name of the detective assigned to your case.

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Logan Center screening showcases student films

A public screening will highlight student projects this Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at screening room 201 in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

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“You want people from all walks of life,” said Jacox, who also serves as the minister at New Christian Life House of Prayer & Faith, 852 E. 75th St. “When kids come together, they find out they have a lot in common and they do great work, because everyone’s got ideas.”

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Reclaim Chicago! (reclaimchicago.org)

Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure...

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Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure that they get elected.

In order to give citizens throughout the city an input on what issues are most important to them and what they would like to see changed in Chicago, we have created a website where you can say why you want to reclaim Chicago. All you need to do is go to reclaimchicago.org and submit some personal information and a sentence describing what you want to see changed. This only takes a few minutes, and it would be great to get some representation from Woodlawn!

Also, if you're interested in learning more about the People's Lobby and our potential candidates, or getting involved, let me know!

Aug 19

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