20 hours ago

City selling vacant lots in East Garfield Park for $1

The City of Chicago owns about 400 vacant lots in East Garfield Park - and they're selling them all for $1 each until Aug 4th.

If you own land on the same block as one or more of these lots, you can apply to buy up two of them.

Apply online here: http://largelots.org/apply/

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2 days ago

Scene of the Crime: 11-year-old girl killed by stray bullet

She was the second child shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday. A 12-year-old was wounded in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. along with two adults.

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Chicago police officers and detectives investigate a shooting at the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. A 11-year-old girl was shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.

Sirens drowned out the talk on Gladys Avenue just east of Pulaski Road where the 11-year-old was shot in the head during a sleepover.  She was inside a home with friends when someone outside opened fire, sending a bullet through the walls into a room where the girl played with friends.

Two Chicago police sergeants guard the scene of a triple shooting on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue.

People watch police activity at the scene of a shooting on the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue.

2 days ago

Scene of the Crime: An 11-year-girl shot dead at sleepover

She was the second child shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. A 12-year-old was wounded in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m., along with two adults.

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Chicago police officers and detectives investigate a shooting at the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. A 11-year-old girl was shot and taken to Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She later died from her injuries.

The sirens drowned out conversations at a scene on Gladys Avenue just east of Pulaski Road where a 10-year-old girl was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she pronounced dead at 7:33 a.m.

Two Chicago police sergeants guard the scene of a triple shooting on the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue.

People watch police activity at the scene of a shooting on the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue.

2 days ago

Chicago Shootings Kill 11-Year-Old Girl, Injure 12-Year-Old Child

In the other case involving a child on Friday, three people were wounded about 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in East Garfield Park.

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The 11-year-old girl was shot around 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Garfield Park. She suffered a gun shot wound to her head, police said.

...was wounded in a shooting in Englewood. The man was sitting on the sidewalk at 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue when a dark-colored car drove by and someone from within the car fired shots...

Around 12:50 a.m., the boy was in a parked car in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in his arm, Estrada said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he is in stable condition.

One man, 24, and another man, 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

The men were standing on the corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they "heard shots and felt pain," Estrada said.

• Around the same time three men, including one 15-year-old boy, were shot in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in Austin. 

The man was on the porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue when two men approached him on foot and opened fire, Estrada said.

The man, who is a documented gang member, was in a car in the 7600 block of South Drexel Avenue when the shooter opened fire from an alley, striking him in his right eye, Estrada said. 

• Fifteen minutes earlier, a 26-year-old was standing in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue when a man pulled up in a silver BMW. The two exchanged words before the man got out of the car and started shooting, striking the 26-year-old in his stomach and his leg, Estrada said.

The boy was sitting in front of a residence in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired shots, striking him in his arm and foot, Estrada said.

2 days ago

Girl, 10, dies after being shot in her head on the West Side

A man, a woman and the girl were on the street in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. when someone approached on foot and fired at them, police said.

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Shamiya Adams was shot about 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, officials said.

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3 days ago

Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home

The girl, a 33-year-old woman and a 44-year-old man were attacked in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m., police said.

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The girl was shot in the head in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue about 9:35 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. The girl was...

A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the eye in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard about 11:05 p.m., Greer said, citing preliminary information. Condition and hospitalization information and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

A male victim whose age was unavailable was shot in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue about 10:30 p.m. He suffered wounds to the arm and foot and his condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.

A male was shot near Armitage and Lamon avenues about 10:50 p.m. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest, Greer said.

About 5:50 p.m., a 33-year-old man was wounded in both legs in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue, Zala said. The man walked into the St. Elizabeth campus of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, although he was possibly to be transferred to Stroger.

3 days ago

Girl, 10, shot in her head on the West Side

A man, a woman and the girl were on the street in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 3:30 p.m. when someone approached on foot and fired at them, police said.

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Shamiya Adams was shot about 9:35 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, police said.

3 days ago

Girl struck by stray bullet in West Side home

700 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL, 60624, United States

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A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the eye in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard about 11:05 p.m., Greer said, citing preliminary information. Condition and hospitalization information and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available.

A male victim whose age was unavailable was shot in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue about 10:30 p.m. He suffered wounds to the arm and foot and his condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.

A male was shot near Armitage and Lamon avenues about 10:50 p.m. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the stomach and chest, Greer said.

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What's up with the roads and all of the potholes?

We have to vote this cruel and deceitful Mayor out of office.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    GP,

    So where do we go to blow the whistle?

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I am up for making some calls if someone whats to centralize an issue, location, and sought after action; let me know how I can lend a hand.

3 days ago

Two hurt in Humboldt Park shooting

...Humboldt Park neighborhood Friday afternoon. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. A female was shot in the area of...

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Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Night Out: Najwa Dance at Garfield Conservatory

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Najwa Dance Corps will celebrate the dances and rhythms of West Africa in this new performance that highlights the culture of Guinea, the Sene-Gambia Region, Mali and Liberia. Join Najwa for demonstrations of dancing and drumming and learn some new steps. Presented by the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.

6 days ago

Summer "Field Day" Nights at Garfield Conservatory

Wed, Jul 30, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for special "field day" evenings, with facilitated opportunities for kids to play big games like Simon Says, Red Rover, Flashlight Tag, or Obstacle Courses. These spirited evenings have kids ages 5-10 in mind.

Jul 15

Jul 15

Morning Glories at Garfield Conservatory

Mon, Jul 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session. Activities are fun, interactive, and encourage children?s curiosity about the natural world. Children and their care-givers rotate to different stations around the Children?s Garden. Stations include planting projects, soil digging stations, tours, story-time, and more. Participation is free, but donations for material costs are appreciated. Please note that while all children 5 years old and under are welcome to take part in Morning Glories with adult supervision, some projects are designed specifically for children ages 3-5 years old. Younger children are welcome to participate in all stations with the support of their care-givers.

Jul 14

West Humboldt Park: PlayStreets Events 2014

Saturday, August 2 – 900 Block of North Springfield

Saturday, August 30 – 3600 Block of West Ohio

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Saturday, September 6 – 700 Block of North Sawyer

Jul 13

Updated Jul 14

Plant Party Play Dates at Garfield Conservatory

Sun, Jul 27, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Each weekend we cook up projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout Chicago's colder months. Each month, we will wonder about the natural world in a different way, with activities changing weekly.

  • Please finish the construction soon, so we can enjoy all your offerings.

  • We just completed the construction in the Show House and reopened it to the public a week ago. Most of the facility is open to the public with the exception of the Fern Room and Desert House where renovations are underway. We hope to be completed by Autumn. Thanks-

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Funny old article

February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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Several years ago, I talked to a lakefront alderman who predicted Chicago would become a Midwestern Manhattan, with the wealthy inside the city limits, and the poor banished to suburbia.

“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”

Razing Cabrini Green to make way for the expansion of the Near North Side is part of that process. Expect it to intensify if Emanuel becomes mayor. It’ll be to his political advantage, and the city’s financial advantage. In the future, you won’t have to go down to Oak Street to see aspiring Eurotrash. They’ll be all over the city. It’s only a matter of time before Barneys New York opens a discount outlet in East Garfield Park.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuels-Chicago-116654619.html#ixzz1G7RrsOK7

Came across this about Rahm,the Census, gentrification & redevelopment of Cabrini. That last comment made me laugh (Barney's). It's coming.....

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Jul 04

Updated Jul 12

street lights outage

Why is it taking more than three weeks for the city of Chicago and Comed to restore service to our street lights? Several calls have been made to 311 and Comed...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u email Robert m?

  • No they're back on... Should this happen again I will email him... Thanks

Jul 12

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Jul 12

Jul 12

Plant Party Play Dates at Garfield Conservatory

Sat, Jul 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Each weekend we cook up projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout Chicago's colder months. Each month, we will wonder about the natural world in a different way, with activities changing weekly.

Jul 11

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Jul 11

Jul 11

Night Out: Big Table Dinners at Garfield Conserv

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

One in a series of four farm to table dining experiences, located in parks near urban farms and community gardens in partnership with Green City Market. Celebrating the theme of "Backyard Farms & Community Gardens", this event aims to educate and expose people to urban farming and sustainable growing through the enjoyment of food at one large communal table. Limited seating by invitation.

Jul 10

Ujima Community Garden: Collective Work & Responsiblity

...9115 or email her at c.hailey-gamble@att.net. The garden is located at 549 North Central Park Avenue. Friends of the Parks and Openlands supports activities and events in the Ujima Community Garden...

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