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Crime in East Garfield Park

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  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    D-times have changed. Freudian analysis does not produce the fastest results. There is a model neurolinguistic programing that says modeling success will bring faster results because all of the blame, and other negative thoughts are left by the wayside.

    Swing a bat like Babe Ruth. Get a home run out...

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    D-times have changed. Freudian analysis does not produce the fastest results. There is a model neurolinguistic programing that says modeling success will bring faster results because all of the blame, and other negative thoughts are left by the wayside.

    Swing a bat like Babe Ruth. Get a home run out of the park. Nothing else is important.

    Modeling success..over and over and over...as opposed to being bogged down into history, hard feelings, hate, fear is a much faster venue. I'm right, you're wrong is also a deal killer.

    We cannot move out of the problems we have unless a totally new way of problem solving occurs. Otherwise, history takes hundreds of years.

    When economies are bad...war drums beat.

  • Marcus de la fleur Proud Lawndale resident

    I heard a really interesting interview on the radio with historian Peniel Joseph talking about the civil rights movement then and now, all in the context of the Ferguson events. Here is a link. It is worth-it-while to listen to the interview:

    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/20/peniel-joseph-ferguson

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I am looking for architectural information on my property

Can any on tell me if there are any online sources to find the architectural history of a property? Who built it ? Pictures of its original condition? original owners. i especially need to look a the facade and how the gutters were placed.

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East Garfield Park?

Looking to maybe move to East Garfield park. Anybody know that neighborhood?

  • Hello can you all tell me anything about Gladys and independence

  • MCBratcher Resident

    The intersection of Gladys and Independence is right across from the park and just off the interstate. One good thing would be how quick you could get on/off the highway. One bad thing would be that you would get a lot of traffic right there.

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Gladys and Independence

Hello, can anybody tell me about the 3800 block of Gladys?

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Every night is a party

I find it ironic that every single time we listen to the news there is some new story about gangs and gun violence, but anyone in these neighborhoods knows that there is no action to actually clean up or curb behaviors...it is just to merely contain. Every single night east of Garfield Park around various bars (like the Brown Sugar 'Sports' Bar located on the 2600 block of Madison) there are literally hundreds of people loitering, openly drinking, walking openly...

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I find it ironic that every single time we listen to the news there is some new story about gangs and gun violence, but anyone in these neighborhoods knows that there is no action to actually clean up or curb behaviors...it is just to merely contain. Every single night east of Garfield Park around various bars (like the Brown Sugar 'Sports' Bar located on the 2600 block of Madison) there are literally hundreds of people loitering, openly drinking, walking openly with exposed guns and knives, urinating on cars, sidewalks, damaging neighborhood houses, being extremely loud often until ~4AM, and absolutely creating a menace. Allowing this type of behavior is NOT the way to rebuild a neighborhood and simply having CPD drive through and ignore the activity ultimately promotes it. There needs to be a citywide crack down on these establishments, AND a ban on these types of unsanctioned gatherings (there is NO way these would be classified as constitutionally protected right to assemble). It doesn't take much thought to figure out why so many shootings happen - allow a bunch of open drinking and drugs by several hundred people in a confined space and it is bound to happen. So the ironic part - today a well publicized task force is sweeping the west and south looking for fugitives, but Chicago isn't really looking to improve things. Chicago you may not approve of NYC style tactics / policies but I am begging for them because ultimately the ends justifies the means and our own livelihood is at stake.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We have found the best venue is to hit the legal paths and call to task those who do not do their jobs. The Inspector General, The Alderman Inspector, The Police Board, The Civilian Review Board, Procurement, Commissioners, Aldermen.

    Taking issues down the legal path..and involving horizontal and vertical cooperation...

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    We have found the best venue is to hit the legal paths and call to task those who do not do their jobs. The Inspector General, The Alderman Inspector, The Police Board, The Civilian Review Board, Procurement, Commissioners, Aldermen.

    Taking issues down the legal path..and involving horizontal and vertical cooperation with all those agencies get things done much faster than the long way that has been going on for the past 4 years.

    We even got The State of Illinois now riding with Chicago Police in the 11th district. It took a few years of asking...but the never ending violence...and perhaps the St Louis issues are getting new and hopefully better strategies to help neighborhoods rebuild. 70% vacant lots within 15 minutes of the downtown area....doesn't happen anywhere in the world only here where the CHICAGO WAY has thrived for far too many years.

    Video...uploaded to youtube...is an invaluable tool.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    There are some protocols that are part of the slow process. One should not need critical mass to get problems solved. If critical mass was involved with Ebola it would spread like the Spanish Flue that wiped out millions.

    Typically I work with sources who when I send an issue...

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    There are some protocols that are part of the slow process. One should not need critical mass to get problems solved. If critical mass was involved with Ebola it would spread like the Spanish Flue that wiped out millions.

    Typically I work with sources who when I send an issue they take action immediately. Why? Credibility of the truth/reliability of the information. Example: the old parking ticket guy (now gone) took every complaint I made and traced it down their system for 20 years. I was the only person sending in those kind of complaints. He would trace it through his system and we would identify city failure, vendor failure, mail failure, my failure, cpd failure.

    Example: the Att service dispatch takes my info and is alerted to a type of problem that is going to happen. Guess that would be what algorithms are now written to send signals for critical mass to be prepared....typically I beat their algorithm.

    So, I vote differently. If every one of the 25 neighbors built their own unique trusted source ( and helped that source problem solve) it would not take working on the QUALITY OF LIFE plan for 12 years and then an extended 3 years. If each neighbor started some kind of sustainable business that could have an address here it would be remarkable.

    This is not to denigrate all the hard work of neighbors and NFPS. It is just to say there are FASTER ways to get things done ...and FAST is critical in the days of scarce resources.

    We need an Economic Reform...that is lasting and that is not the constant funding of NFPS where fundings are so short these days. Investigations are also occurring because some do not fill their mission statements.

    Corruption and feeding friends...while stifling/killing innovation has gone on for far too long. Find techies, neuroscientists, lawyers....who can help solve these problems.

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Roof/Porch Program

Important change to the upcoming 2015 Roof and Repair Program, which provides grants for emergency roof and porch repairs on behalf of income-eligible applicants.
The start date for the 2015 round of roof and porch applications is being moved to Thursday, September 4, 2014. On that day, residents will be able to initiate the application process by calling 311 starting at 9:00a.m.
Calls will no longer be accepted on the first business day of the New Year, as in the previous year. All other guidelines for the program will remain the same and applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first served basis.

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Garfield Park Neighborhood Market

Sat, Aug 9, 2014 10 AM to 2 PM

Come out and purchase produce grown in Garfield Park community gardens and at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Support local vendors selling homemade sauces, pickled vegetables, preserves and baked goods, soaps, homemade soaps and jewelry. Live entertainment from local musicians and children's activities will also be available!

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