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Apr 11

Updated 18 hours ago

We need City Service

We are starting a new game to compete with each other.

Name your block, list what service you need here.

Email letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Tell him the circumstances and your list. Attach photos of the problem if you are able. Attach foias if you are aware service was dispatched many times and the problem still exists. If you ordered many times and apparemtly got nothing do a foia for several years. U may discovered someone lied and said they did the work...

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We are starting a new game to compete with each other.

Name your block, list what service you need here.

Email letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org. Tell him the circumstances and your list. Attach photos of the problem if you are able. Attach foias if you are aware service was dispatched many times and the problem still exists. If you ordered many times and apparemtly got nothing do a foia for several years. U may discovered someone lied and said they did the work but never successfully did the work.

Examples on my block were: (17)times crews came to change a leaky water meter (2) hour job. 85 cuts on vacant lots ( perhaps 18) were really cut. Blue recycle,bins marked delivered (3) times and never delivered at multiple houses. Service for a leaky parkway device (5) service disparches and never fixed. (3000) service,requests" for a black bin and garbage pickup,that never was done. Years of service calls for pot holes. The list goes on for a couple decades.

Let the games begin.lets see if we can transition these discussions into GETTING the city service.

Post the results here.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Emailed the Mayor,

    Asked that CPD do a better job of policing the CTA Bus stops. Yesterday a drunken, presumed homeless bum spoke to me and followed me to the elevator at greenline/kedzie stop. He was sitting at the French enclosure w/ bags, in a stupor, w/ shirt open/off.

    Requested...

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    Emailed the Mayor,

    Asked that CPD do a better job of policing the CTA Bus stops. Yesterday a drunken, presumed homeless bum spoke to me and followed me to the elevator at greenline/kedzie stop. He was sitting at the French enclosure w/ bags, in a stupor, w/ shirt open/off.

    Requested the Commander of 12/13 get his people on it.

    Requested that Bike Patrol, Foot Patrol, Beat cars do more than just drove down the street. They can do more than chat as 6 walk down tje street. They can talk policing issues instead of personal chatting.

    Perhaps they meed one of those meck cameras that show what they pass by and what they talk about.! This could improve their productivity and make EGP Safer.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Emailed head of CTA. Requested urine ve removed from elevators at Kedzie greenline and Clark Lake stations

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Police: 1 killed, 12 wounded in shootings since Tuesday morning

...the Humboldt Park neighborhood. A 45-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 600 block of North Drake when someone fired shots from another vehicle, striking him three times in his shoulder and...

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The 24-year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle in the 4500 block of North Broadway when gunfire erupted and she was struck in the head, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 3:25 a.m. Wednesday in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood. A 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg during the attack in the 2400 block of North Lamon, police said. The documented gang member declined medical attention.

Another shooting about a half-hour earlier stemmed from a domestic fight in the South Shore neighborhood. A bullet grazed a 32-year-old man's chest during the shooting about 2:50 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Constance, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

About 1:10 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in the Southwest Side Gage Park. He was walking in the 5000 block of South Western when he heard shots and realized he was struck, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Greer said.

...The man, a documented gang member, told investigators he was in an alley in the 7100 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck. His condition was stabilized, police said...

...about 10 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and both legs in the 4100 block of West 16th Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, police said...

...17-year-old was getting into a car about 9:20 p.m. in the 6000 block of West Wabansia when he heard shots and realized he had been struck in the right shoulder, police...

About 7:40 p.m., one man took himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. He told investigators the attack happened in the 7300 block of South Halsted, where he heard shots and felt pain. His condition had stabilized.

About 6:30 p.m., another man walked into Roseland Community Hospital, saying he had been shot in the leg in the 5900 block of South Calumet, police said. His condition also stabilized.

...got into a dispute with another driver who followed him in a vehicle to the 6800 block of South Sangamon. Someone in the other car opened fire, striking the 24-year-old in the buttocks...

...his block, police said. He gathered some friends, and they found the car in the 4400 block of South Talman. When the 23-year-old walked up to the vehicle, someone inside shot him in...

About the same time, a 27-year-old man was shot in a possible drive-by attack in Gage Park. It happened at 2:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Western, and his condition was stabilized at Holy Cross, police said.

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1 Dead, 12 Wounded In Shootings Since Tuesday Morning

...the Humboldt Park neighborhood. A 45-year-old man was in a vehicle in the 600 block of North Drake when someone fired shots from another vehicle, striking him three times in his shoulder and...

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The 24-year-old woman was a passenger in a vehicle in the 4500 block of North Broadway when gunfire erupted and she was struck in the head, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 3:25 a.m. Wednesday in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood. A 27-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg during the attack in the 2400 block of North Lamon, police said. The documented gang member declined medical attention.

Another shooting about a half-hour earlier stemmed from a domestic fight in the South Shore neighborhood. A bullet grazed a 32-year-old man’s chest during the shooting about 2:50 a.m. in the 7900 block of South Constance, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

About 1:10 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in the Southwest Side Gage Park. He was walking in the 5000 block of South Western when he heard shots and realized he was struck, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Greer said.

...The man, a documented gang member, told investigators he was in an alley in the 7100 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck. His condition was stabilized, police said...

...about 10 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and both legs in the 4100 block of West 16th Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, police said...

...17-year-old was getting into a car about 9:20 p.m. in the 6000 block of West Wabansia when he heard shots and realized he had been struck in the right shoulder, police...

About 7:40 p.m., one man took himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. He told investigators the attack happened in the 7300 block of South Halsted, where he heard shots and felt pain. His condition had stabilized.

About 6:30 p.m., another man walked into Roseland Community Hospital, saying he had been shot in the leg in the 5900 block of South Calumet, police said. His condition also stabilized.

...got into a dispute with another driver who followed him in a vehicle to the 6800 block of South Sangamon. Someone in the other car opened fire, striking the 24-year-old in the buttocks...

...his block, police said. He gathered some friends, and they found the car in the 4400 block of South Talman. When the 23-year-old walked up to the vehicle, someone inside shot him in...

About the same time, a 27-year-old man was shot in a possible drive-by attack in Gage Park. It happened at 2:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Western, and his condition was stabilized at Holy Cross, police said.

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8 wounded in South, West Side shootings

The West Side shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North Drake Avenue. Someone fired five shots from a vehicle, and a 45-year-old man was hit in the ankle and shoulder, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

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The boy was in the 4100 block of West 16th Street when he was shot in the abdomen and both legs, police said, citing preliminary information.

The teenager was getting into his vehicle in the 6000 block of West Wabansia Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit, Alfaro said. Police initially said two people were wounded in the shooting. 

The man told police he was walking in the 7300 block of South Halsted Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit, Alfaro said. Police said they were unable to find a crime scene. 

The man told police he was in the 5900 block of South Calumet Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Monday when he was shot in the leg, police said.  The shooting is still under investigation.  

Earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4400 block of South Talman Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 24-year-old man was shot at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday in the area of West 68th and South Sangamon streets, according to Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg about 2:40 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Western Avenue in Chicago Lawn, said police. Police said the man was shot in the leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital. He was shot in a possible drive-by shooting, police said.

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Man shot in East Garfield Park

The shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. in the 600 block of North Drake Avenue. Someone fired five shots from a vehicle, and the 45-year-old was hit in the ankle and shoulder, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Apr 03

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for father...

Hello, Im looking for my father who I know lives on Lemoyne St. His name is Alberto Perez ( Luis Perez) around 58 years old. If anyone has any information please let me know.

  • Can you give us some more information? Is he missing? Or are you just looking for him?

  • Just looking for him...I came across his last known address and just wondering if anyone here knows him or of him...

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  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Here is another great deal. There is a magazine subscription that is FREE.
    Genome magazine has a free1 year subscription. I think their site is genomemag.com. Hit subscriptions. If that is not it, search amd find it?

    For those interested in new cutting edge medical gene mapping and the relationship to disease....it is an amazing magazine!

    This can eliminate the trial and error testimg doctors do that result in so many false positives.

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Feb 23

Updated 5 days ago

Any new Businesses in East & West Garfield Park?

I always heard that the West side was the red-headed step-child of black Chicago. Always ignored and last to get city services. After living hear for a few years, I realize this is definitely the case. Our Rotten Mayor Rahm Emanuel has completely ignored the West side, EVEN during his re-election bid. He doesn't even care to get our votes.

The West side is completely stagnant. I've been following many of the events, upgrades and investments happening throughout the entire...

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I always heard that the West side was the red-headed step-child of black Chicago. Always ignored and last to get city services. After living hear for a few years, I realize this is definitely the case. Our Rotten Mayor Rahm Emanuel has completely ignored the West side, EVEN during his re-election bid. He doesn't even care to get our votes.

The West side is completely stagnant. I've been following many of the events, upgrades and investments happening throughout the entire South side from Pullman, Roseland, Washington Park, Bronzeville & especially Englewood. Englewood is getting a Whole Foods Market, has several new technology incubators, food labs, King-Kennedy College, several new coffee shops, independently owned cafes/restaurants and more. Englewood is actually on the come-up and the ball is rolling! I LOVE IT! Englewood is grass-rooting itself out the hole! I'm extremely happy for them because I love a "comeback against all odds" story,

Why are East Garfield Park & West Garfield Park still ignored? I think I have to look in the mirror on this one. We allow an Alderman to continue getting into office without holding him accountable for doing absolutely nothing. I also don't think people on the West side have the innovation or community pride to make such changes in our community. I see no visual signs of cultural pride such as tech incubators, coffee shops, independently owned boutiques, art galleries, musical events, playhouses etc. happening on the West side. Alderman Ervin would rather host a Superbowl Party with strippers for West side gangsters. I'm beginning to believe what everyone told me about Garfield Park before moving here. The West side is just different (and not in a good way).

  • agreed the 28th ward does nothing.I called a week ago to ask why are streets haven't been swept yet(its supposed to be twice a month April to Nov).they told me they don't have any control and I should call the 28th ward streets and san station.and of course that's run...

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    agreed the 28th ward does nothing.I called a week ago to ask why are streets haven't been swept yet(its supposed to be twice a month April to Nov).they told me they don't have any control and I should call the 28th ward streets and san station.and of course that's run by Ervin and ed smiths old office boss.and they didn't know when the street would be cleaned because of budget cuts???? across the street on Kedzie in the 27 ward Washington blvd has already been cleaned twice in April.I guess the budget cuts don't affect the 27th ward.for the last four to five years Washington blvd between Kedzie and Homan averages a clean three times for the season.thats 13 times less then it should be.the city cant even keep a street cleaned how are they going to solve any of the other problems that plague the west side.

  • also can you send a letter to mayor about the first house on south side of street on maypole past ike simms heading to kedzie.back yard is used as a toilet and drug spot.over 50 letters to mayor over two years and still no action.thanks.

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Apr 11

Updated 6 days ago

Khan Academy has a new facelift!

For those seeking a better education for their kids, click every link and get familiar!

No reason for kids in EGP to fall behind with this FREE world class resource

  • KJean Work in EGP. Live in Logan.

    Thanks for spreading the word! My students in EGP use it in the classroom all the time!

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    No, thanks for letting us knnow a chicago teacher is using this incredible tool that will help kids excell in the inner city, what school are you at?

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I keep.posting their site but EB won't display it.

    Go to khanacademy.org

Apr 11

Updated Apr 11

Rahm Emanuel has a plan to develop the West side:

"He talked about appointing West Siders to boards overseeing Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges and about developing an “economic development strategy” to rebuild the city’s West Side. Emanuel wants it to be community-driven and maximize five “major assets”: the Illinois Medical District, Malcolm X College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the United Center and the Garfield Park Conservatory."

Does this "so-called" development plan only go as far west as Pulaski Avenue? Are West Garfield Park & North Lawndale left out of this development plan? My guess would be yes.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/514295/emanuel-predicts-mecca-mega-deal-end-spring-legislative-session

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for sharing this, We Need Change.It does seem as if the Mayor heard our complaints about omitting the West Side, and is incorporating this new language in his narrative. I share your concern that he is not committed to North Lawndale Austin or West Garfield Park. Heretofore, the Mayor has allowed our communities to continue to languish on the vine. We need to continue to advocate for change and to make our voices heard.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Most definitely Valerie.

    I plan to see how I can get a position on this board. The best way to ensure that every corner of the West side is included is to be present. We need to know this is not a sound bite but actually a plan that comes...

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    Most definitely Valerie.

    I plan to see how I can get a position on this board. The best way to ensure that every corner of the West side is included is to be present. We need to know this is not a sound bite but actually a plan that comes to fruition. We have to keep the pressure on the Mayor and make him keep his word.

    Personally, I'll be moving out of state soon. But I still have property on the West side that I plan to keep, so I continue to have a vested interest on the West side. I hope others who'll be here on a consistent basis will also join this board. We need this to happen.

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Updated Apr 11

Public Trash Cans

Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes,...

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Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes, not that we don't try. I don't understand the mentality of people that litter. Are they not disgusted by how trashy the neighborhood looks? I figure at least if there are places to put trash then something might start to change.

So I'm going to put in a request with my alderman this week, but that's not always the best solution. Does anyone know of any other ways to reach out, and make this happen?

Also, don't turn this thread into a whine fest about the alderman, government, lazy neighbors, etc. Problems and hurdles can be overcome.

  • I will help any way I can...please please let's start working to get this done.. contact me..

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Ms. Jenny, I'm not a primary mover and organizer of this bonding opportunity, but a staunch supporter of the prime members, whoever they are. They are fighting dirt the old fashion way...........cleaning up.

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Computer and Electronics Recycling Drop Off

Do you have unwanted computers or electronics? Chicago Surplus Computer will recycle them for you. It's free and easy. Our Drop-Off hours are from 8am-4pm Monday-Friday at 5610 W. Bloomingdale Ave. Call 773-545-7357 for more information.

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Apr 07

Chuey signs all over 28th ward

I noticed Chuey and Fire Rham signs all,over the 28th ward including by the Ike Simms Polling place.

What does this mean? Is 28 for Chuey? The poll closes soon. Everyone should vote if they are avle.

Apr 07

Go Chuy! Go Westside!

Historically the west side has not had much political muscle. Here's our chance! Don't past this one up westsiders!

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Apr 06

Happy Easter!!

Happy Belated Easter to you all!!! There was Peace on Gladys this weekend, thanking God for that. I was able to sit outside with my kids and play without gun shots ringing!! I hope, everyone enjoyed their weekend. Anything new in the hood?

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  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    I didn't post it.

  • West side resident Lifelong Chicagoan

    Right on mediabites. Thank god I'm not in his ward, I'm in Burnett's ward. I can relate however, I once lived in the 24th ward, and that is a bigger circus than the 28th. Can't say i looked back since I left. It was a tough decision but I realized the neighborhood was going down the tubes and I didn't want to be a part of it.

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eReviews Dyman Associates Publishing Inc: "Bli Steve Jobs" fokuserar på en annan Apple Era

Den viktigaste punkten i den nya affärsmässiga biografin "Blir Steve jobb" av Brent Schlender och Rick Tetzeli är att Steve Jobs har varit missvisande. Skylla Walter Isaacson "Steve Jobs" (2011), som författarna, för den allmänna uppfattningen att Mr Jobs aldrig växte ifrån ledande stil med den intrigerande, skrikande, fusk, illaluktande brushuvud han kan — kan – har varit i hans tidiga år. I stället, Mr Schlender och Mr Tetzeli säger i sin nya bok, Mr Jobs utvecklat en kloka, mogna,...

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Den viktigaste punkten i den nya affärsmässiga biografin "Blir Steve jobb" av Brent Schlender och Rick Tetzeli är att Steve Jobs har varit missvisande. Skylla Walter Isaacson "Steve Jobs" (2011), som författarna, för den allmänna uppfattningen att Mr Jobs aldrig växte ifrån ledande stil med den intrigerande, skrikande, fusk, illaluktande brushuvud han kan — kan – har varit i hans tidiga år. I stället, Mr Schlender och Mr Tetzeli säger i sin nya bok, Mr Jobs utvecklat en kloka, mogna, avsiktlig executive stil som han sällan får kredit, som hjälpte leda Apple till härliga höjder.

Vanligtvis skulle inte denna uppenbarelse gör vågor. Men en strid har brutit ut mellan dessa två biografier. Mr Isaacson bok var officiellt auktoriserade versionen. Men Apples höjdare godkänt bullrande "Blir Steve Jobs" som en korrigerande och Apple historia kan inte få mycket mer officiell än. Om Isaacson boken ruggig Apple fjädrar, hade sina chefer bättre spänna sig för Alex Gibney dokumentär "Steve Jobs: The Man i the Machine" som bara hade premiär på söderna av Southwest festivalen. Det är en sak att läsa om någons beteende. Det är en helt annan att titta på den omfattande arkivmaterial för den obevakade Mr Jobs som formar Mr Gibney porträtt.

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