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  • I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did...

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    I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did a story saying he wasn't even supposed to be on the ballot because he didn't put on his economic disclosure form that he was getting rent from then 28th ward alderman ed smith. His quote in the paper was he forgot he owned the building. Yet he's qualified to be a Alderman??

  • I guess Ervin considers drug dealers to be successful entrepreneurs.

    Technically, he might be correct. The drug business is run like any other business. Drug lords know as much about business as any fortune 500 CEO.

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The Garfield Park/West Humbolt Park Community Council Business Roundtable

Hope you are well. The Garfield Park Community Council (GPCC) would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming Business Roundtable. Our October educational workshop will focus on Crowd Funding -- while discussing how long-time patrons, residents and concerned individuals can finance and support existing and new business endeavors in our community.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garfield-Park-Community-Council/1380206972201768

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Caught Red Handed/changing timing on yellow lights

Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras...

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Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras continue to be a problem for car drivers in Chicago.

As traffic violations affect insurance rates. As it is expensive to pay a ticket, the fines, and school...this action against Chicago drivers should be addressed by ALL Aldermen!

Get the $$ back for those who were ticketed illegally!

What do others think? Have any of us gotten one of those bogus tickets?

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    I tried to fight it and they claimed they never got my request for hearing and doubled the fine and now said it was out of their hands.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco...

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    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco or another systemic failure in Chicagos' parking tickets.

    THANKS for the response. Ask Jackiowak if she can look into it. If it is a system failure, we can also send to the DOIT top person. Department of Information technology and the Inspector general. The Trib also has investigators who might be interested in your case as DATA to support their claims about Chicago Parking Tickets.

    There is also a head of the parking tickets. He should look into if their lock box person dropped the ball or the mail. That person has the authority to do that. I used to know the guy...he was WONDERFUL. But he is gone now. The question is, Who replaced Mat D?

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3200/3300 W. Washington Block needs reserufacing

Ordered Street Paving. Lets see what happens

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Let us know what comes of it.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The Commissioner of CDOT says that the street will be paved this fall. I requested a date but have not received any.

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2 Killed, 7 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Since Friday Night

About 10:30 p.m., another man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 44-year-old was in the 500 block of North Monticello when a male walked up and opened fire, striking him in the hand, police said. The man took himself to Rush University Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

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The four were at a party in the 4400 block of West Madison when, during an argument, a man pulled out a gun and opened fire. A 22-year-old man was shot in the face and was dead at the scene, police said.

About 10:50 p.m., the 20-year-old and 16-year-old were standing near the corner of 88th and Carpenter when a male walked up and opened fire, police said.

A 33-year-old man was outside in the 1700 block of North Drake when a white sedan drove past and someone inside opened fire, police said. A friend...

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2 killed, 7 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday night

About 10:30 p.m., another man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 44-year-old was in the 500 block of North Monticello when a male walked up and opened fire, striking him in the hand, police said. The man took himself to Rush University Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

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The four were at a party in the 4400 block of West Madison when, during an argument, a man pulled out a gun and opened fire. A 22-year-old man was shot in the face and was dead at the scene, police said.

About 10:50 p.m., the 20-year-old and 16-year-old were standing near the corner of 88th and Carpenter when a male walked up and opened fire, police said.

A 33-year-old man was outside in the 1700 block of North Drake when a white sedan drove past and someone inside opened fire, police said. A friend...

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The Koyal Group Info Mag Scientists got it wrong on gravitational waves

It was announced in headlines worldwide as one of the biggest scientific discoveries for decades, sure to garner Nobel prizes. But now it looks likely that the alleged evidence of both gravitational waves and ultra-fast expansion of the universe in the big bang (called inflation) has literally turned to dust.

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Apartment Vacancy-Sign Break Ins

On Sat, Oct 04, 2014 on the 3300 block W on Fulton Blvd there were (3) young boys approximately 12-15 years of age breaking in on the 1st floor of an Apt building. There was a vacancy sign in the front window. The boys jumped the fence in the rear and attempted to kick the back door in before they were chased away by the owner. The boys ran towards the 3300 block W on Carroll. Be on the look...

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On Sat, Oct 04, 2014 on the 3300 block W on Fulton Blvd there were (3) young boys approximately 12-15 years of age breaking in on the 1st floor of an Apt building. There was a vacancy sign in the front window. The boys jumped the fence in the rear and attempted to kick the back door in before they were chased away by the owner. The boys ran towards the 3300 block W on Carroll. Be on the look out for these (3) boys. The smaller one had a maroon jacket, khaki pants and new white low-cut gym shoes. The second one had on a light gray hoodie jacket with black pants. The third one had on a green hoodie jacket with brown pants. They were cleanly dressed. One of them was so small with brown and blonde short dreads, he fit through the separation of the fence. The other (2) are slender and taller.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is a GOOD neighborhood alert. Try to get as many people to post as you can with accurate information. We will then send the link to the mayor and Superintendent and ask that the detectives and department ARREST the teens who are robbing us.

    Did you see where they...

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    This is a GOOD neighborhood alert. Try to get as many people to post as you can with accurate information. We will then send the link to the mayor and Superintendent and ask that the detectives and department ARREST the teens who are robbing us.

    Did you see where they have resources (approx 100 cars and 200 men) to go after a guy who shot one police captain last night?

    If we do the math...$1000 wk /5=$200 per man unless they were on overtime. 200 men X $200 rate= $40,000 of men allocated to stand all night for 2 guys in one static location.

    If we get shot...we don't get that kind of service that is for sure.

    Where is it written that if an officer goes down the entire force responds but we have to sit and wait???

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    If you see anyone on your property you need to call the cops ASAP!!! Don't take any chances.

    What if the next time the thugs are armed home invaders. What will they do to you and your family? Even though the cops are often unresponsive, it's better to call 911....

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    If you see anyone on your property you need to call the cops ASAP!!! Don't take any chances.

    What if the next time the thugs are armed home invaders. What will they do to you and your family? Even though the cops are often unresponsive, it's better to call 911.

    These thugs are bold because they have not suffered any consequences.. They need to be thrown in jail or taught some street justice. That's the only way they are going to curb their brazen lawlessness

    I'm actually considering on carrying a firearm to protect me and my family because of all the gang bangers/thugs.

    Please alert the yahoo and facebook East Garfield group so everyone will be aware

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Garfield Park Heroin Hut

Seems CPD will take another black eye. A Heroin hut has located itself in Garfield Park and operates uninterrupted for years.

CPD has knowledge of many drug areas that are active and destroy the neighborhood; yet most conduct business as usual every day WITHOUT any fear of being arrested by CPD.

What is the real reason open, flagrant drug dealing goes on in inner city areas??? Why doesn't the Government shut all of this down?

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Seems CPD will take another black eye. A Heroin hut has located itself in Garfield Park and operates uninterrupted for years.

CPD has knowledge of many drug areas that are active and destroy the neighborhood; yet most conduct business as usual every day WITHOUT any fear of being arrested by CPD.

What is the real reason open, flagrant drug dealing goes on in inner city areas??? Why doesn't the Government shut all of this down?

Why doesn't the government promote urban renewal as it has done in many neighborhoods? Safety is a primary requisite for neighborhoods to get better.

Is it the leadership? Some adjacent wards have had good progress these past few years because of good leadership. But not in 28.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/now-khorasan-group-231408644.html

Take a look at CBS news from last night.

  • The video tape should have included the drug dealers. Many of them hang out at 3800 W. Maypole and 3300 W. Maypole. The drug addicts come from everywhere including Madison & Pulaski. The drugs in the park have been reported by the community to the police for more than 15...

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    The video tape should have included the drug dealers. Many of them hang out at 3800 W. Maypole and 3300 W. Maypole. The drug addicts come from everywhere including Madison & Pulaski. The drugs in the park have been reported by the community to the police for more than 15 years. The park district manager, Jim said he doesn't manage police matters. The park district workers cut grass, pick up trash, etc. knowing the heroin huts and drug sales are going on. The police have been called about open air alcohol drinking too. They just drive through. The park district blames the Alderman, the Alderman blames CPD, CPD blames the people, and Caps never report the whole story from the residents to all parties involved. The park district need to assign a squad car to Garfield Park and cameras. The bikes are not working.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Turning a blind eye is what goes on. This makes no sense at all because a half dozen city employees turn a blind eye daily.

    That is why it is so bad here. City employees do not do their civic duty and turn in drug dealers. Go figure???

    Civilians should give evidence but not city workers?????

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2 dead, 31 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

...old boy and 18-year-old man were walking through a vacant lot in the 3500 block of West Huron about 6:30 p.m. when they heard shots and felt pain, police said. The...

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...men were inside a vehicle about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the 4400 block of West Van Buren, police said.Hezekiah Harper-Bey, 20, was shot in the face and taken to Mount...

...South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side.Tony McIntosh, 20, was outside in the 10600 block of South Yates when someone walked up and shot him in the head, police said...

A 19-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 6800 block of South Peoria about 8:25 p.m. when he heard a gunshot and realized he'd been shot in the left shoulder, police said. He was taken to Christ, where he was listed in good condition.

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2 Dead, 31 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

...old boy and 18-year-old man were walking through a vacant lot in the 3500 block of West Huron about 6:30 p.m. when they heard shots and felt pain, police said. The...

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The four men were inside a vehicle about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street, police said.

Tony McIntosh, 20, was outside in the 10600 block of South Yates when someone walked up and shot him in the head, police said.

A male, thought to be in his 20s, was shot in the left arm about 8:25 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Peoria, police said, citing preliminary information. Hospital information was not immediately available.

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