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Humboldt Park Gang Banger States 'we've been here and were here to stay"

On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have...

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On another EB Thread "Mayoral Race" a self proclaimed gang member talks about how he will fight to stop gentrification and yuppies from taking over HP and wanted Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward elected to accomplish this goal. This person goes on to state what great things gangs have done for HP and that gentrification is ruining these things by forcing fellow gang members to move out of HP. I wish I would have read his thread earlier because several of his statements were pulled from EB before I could read them. I am astonished when he proudly writes that most of HP residence were criminals and gang bangers working together against good neighbors who called the police back in the 80's and 90's! I found it interesting that he states he attends beat meetings and will use every legal way to stop the undesirables from taking over HP, like they did in Wicker Park. I started this thread because the other threads topic was not about gang bangers and here non-gang members can read what a confessed gang banger thinks about them and how gangs "won't give up without a fight"-" It won't be as easy as you think to get rid of us"! This is what is happening in HP right now. Criminals in HP are working to get politicians elected who they believe will keep them living here and stop the evils of gentrification from occurring. Do they think they can stop progress or law abiding citizens from moving into HP? What about all the good people of HP that they have been victimizing in decades past? Do they think they will allow this to happen? This topic is now open for discussion. Is it wrong to want to make HP a beautiful place again to raise a family at the expense of moving criminals and gang bangers out?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Law abiding whites moved into Humboldt park, converted apartment buildings into condos that they own, now there home owners. That is pretty condescending. "Law abiding whites" let that sink in. What about the Puerto Rican community that has called Humboldt park home for decades. I remember so vividly block after...

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    Law abiding whites moved into Humboldt park, converted apartment buildings into condos that they own, now there home owners. That is pretty condescending. "Law abiding whites" let that sink in. What about the Puerto Rican community that has called Humboldt park home for decades. I remember so vividly block after block of neighborhood Latinos, blacks and whites and we all got a long just fine. The so called gang problem, wasn't even a problem for those residents. We all got along in peace and harmony. No innocent people or kids died or was caught up in some of the violence that existed. Then came white people, a different kind of white people that saw opportunity. They bought properties by blocks at a time it seemed. And although it's against the law to discriminate in housing. They simply used back door tactics by turning apartment buildings into condos, expensive condos and other shady property deals that only had one purpose. To rid Humboldt park of its ethnic culture and take the neighborhood for themselves and their people. In 2008 the housing market took a big dive, and it slowed their progress. It gave ethnic people a fighting chance to save their neighborhood. Also the police cameras on one hand keeps gang members from hanging out, but it also keeps the value of property down so the few people like me can still afford the taxes and stay in the neighborhood that we loved first. The round abouts also help too. People see that and they know the city only puts that I'm bad neighborhoods. The college student was right, you are a problem. Your a cancer in our neighborhood. And people like me and Jose Lopez we are the much needed chemotherapy

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    Allen, I was comfortable with you postings until this one. Understandings not readily available elsewhere. the opportunity for a useful exchange between cultures But- bangers, as well as those not making it economically as the good guys; and those with income, money, and a perspective toward safer communities with better...

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    Allen, I was comfortable with you postings until this one. Understandings not readily available elsewhere. the opportunity for a useful exchange between cultures But- bangers, as well as those not making it economically as the good guys; and those with income, money, and a perspective toward safer communities with better infrastructure, shopping, etc- you lost me completely with that. If I want minorities & ex-bangers to be respected; I certainly want those looking to create a better environment for themselves and their families to be respected. Some yuppies & hipsters may not be the salt of the earth, I may not want to live in a neighborhood that is 100% yuppie, but I can happily live with a neighborhood that is 0% banger. You, as a home owner and parent, should be able to appreciate that. Ex-bangers that can appriciate that are a welcome part of the mix for me.

2 days ago

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Riot Fest Needs our Help

UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last...

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UPDATE.....I went to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council meeting Thursday night at 6:30 P.M., Max Wagner a RF coordinator stated "Mike who runs RF has NOT decided if RF will be held in HP"!!!!! From what I understood, RF is being made to jump through hoops to have the fest in HP. I listened as the HPAC President "Amy Vega" told Max that she had sent FOIA requests on funds RF paid to the park district for repairs from last years flood during RF. Another member complained that Sacramento was closed one day prior. There was talk of the food trailers in HP going after RF for lost income because setting up days before RF. Max remarked that Sacramento was only closed for an hour that day, the food trailers have a contract with the park district and have given three options on setting up during RF. This RF did not have to do but reached out to the food trailers to help any way RF could! Max went on that the drains in the park were filled with GREASE, gravel and dirt which contributed to the flooding last year. Amy remarked that clogged drains have been a problem going back as far as 2008 in other locations in the park. Max pointed out clearly that RF has to follow Park District rules and complaints about thous rules being followed belong to the Park District and should be made to them and not placed onto RF.
I do not understand why a fest that does so much good "the list is to long to write here" for HP is being questioned on such minor matters? Shootings and gang activity do not spike during this fest! Why are they getting such a hard time making HP a great place to live by the powers in City Hall? Now is the time citizens of HP! If you love RF, write and call your Alderman, The Mayor and attend Humboldt Park Advisory Council meetings and make your voice be heard! RF needs us to show our overwhelming support.

  • Come on Rakarwowski...I think we usually see things eye-to-eye. I was just trying to say, similar to a road closure for Riot Fest, I don't mind a little traffic snarl in the name of a fest many people enjoy. I personally appreciate the earlier hours, when people are all moving...

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    Come on Rakarwowski...I think we usually see things eye-to-eye. I was just trying to say, similar to a road closure for Riot Fest, I don't mind a little traffic snarl in the name of a fest many people enjoy. I personally appreciate the earlier hours, when people are all moving slow and honking their horns. It's fun/festive. But, like you, I would agree it gets out of hand later. People are driving drunk, hanging out of cars, or sitting on hood and roofs and driving fast. I've seen many situations during PR fest that would make anyone cringe. I've also seen high speed police chases down residential streets chasing criminals shooting back out of their car. So...just trying to convey that peaceful parading is nice...and that I don't mind street closures. But I do find it interesting, with all its troubles, PR fest continues, yet Riot Fest is what they're to shut down! I would love to know the whole story/Alderman's position. I agree it's the best thing to happen to Humboldt Park in some time. Didn't mean to indicate I approved of the craziness on the streets later in the day during PR fest. Obviously, it get's out of control and usually requires a very heavy police presence to calm it down eventually.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Buster, "peaceful parading is nice", but that is so short lived and then it turn insane for hours. It always starts out as peaceful parading and when the numbers are so high, that the police can no longer control them, gang bangers come out in force and the crimes start to occur everywhere. It is such a double standard! You know if PR Fest was held up to the same standard, the same powers would be screaming RACISM!!!

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Ridgeway and LeMoyne?? Good move?

What is the area around Ridgeway and LeMoyne like. Considering moving to the area. Looking to purchase.

  • liz

    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to...

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    Well, I think the block looks great- but haven't moved there yet. I just had my offer accepted to purchase on that block. Are you looking at 1450 or 1418 ridgeway? I'm also a real estate agent who definitely knows the area and has the confidence in this street to be moving there soon. Shoot me an email if you want to talk more, or are looking at other areas nearby. I know how to put in a good offer and might soon be your neighbor! lizpaint at gmail dot com.

  • I spend a lot of time around the area, I know someone who lives on ridgeway, the block south on North ave and the like it. It's a quiet block and they like their neighbors.

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4 days ago

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Today's a new day....

Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua),...

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Now that we can put all the mudslinging behind us and welcome back Roberto and entrust him with leading the 26th ward as our Alderman, what's next? How do you suggest working with him? What committees or associations need boosted leadership to get their priorities on his desk, or what new committees need to be formed? Now we need real leaders to push our agenda.... making HP safer, cleaner, more enticing for job growth, more enticing for tourism (Paseo Boricua), assistance for struggling homeowners, maybe a good elementary school or two?

Throwing it out there because all the back and forth debates and rebutles were entertaining, but that did not offer a solution, that was blowing off steam.

I don't have a lot of time to commit to this but I'd like to join efforts of those that are on the same page.

Thanks

  • @SmithParker

    No, MALDO specifically said he would NOT form a zoning committee. He received audible boos on that answer. It doesn't matter to me what you may have overheard him saying afterwards when you were standing near him, the fact of the matter is, he NEVER listens to his constituents. He behaves like a "don" in Little Puerto Rico.

  • City Dude Living in Humboldt Park

    Musketeer, I agree with you. Maldonado was clear when he told the audience that he does not want to work together with all people in the 26th Ward. We have to start interst groups and develop strenght by connecting these groups. When problems comes up we should be able to react quickly and with power.

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours ago

Hipolito Roldan, are you a slumlord? - Hispanic Housing Development Corporation

The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year...

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The elderly tenants at the second floor at Plaza Taino, 1111 Francisco Ave. are freezing. They have to use electric heaters or their stove to heat their apartments. Doesn't that make Hipolito Roldan to a slumlords? Hipolito Roldan own Hispanic Housing Development Corporation which built, own and manage Plaza Taino.

Hipolito Roldan built Plaza Taino but made some miscalculations when constructing the floor so it started to sink into the ground. Hipolito Roldan started to repair the floor a year ago but after digging up the first floor he got bored so the first floor is still just dirt. The open and unheated first floor is now cooling down the entire building.

Plaza Taino's residents are elderly and some of them are disabled. When the first floor was removed so was the entire entrance to the building. Tenants are now entering through the fire door at the side of the building. There is nobody working in the entry anymore. The elderly and the disabled are without necessary services Hipolito Roldan charge for.

Hipolito Roldan, when are you going to stand up to your responsibilities to make Plaza Taino livable for your elderly tenants? I guess you still get your government subsidized rent so aren't you required to provide livable conditions for your tenants?

To all other readers: Where do you report a slumlord? Hipolito Roldan charge average $1500 / moth per apartment but the conditions are barely livable. Some elderly tenants has recently been forced to move out. How can we as a community stop this kind of neglect?

Hipolito Roldan fix Plaza Taino. Stop being a slumlord!

  • Susan S. resident

    Call the city and report. Do I understand that there are not 2 exits? Not safe. Not legal. Is the landlord not keeping the apartments heated to 68/65 degrees? Not legal. Residents could probably stay in a hotel until it's fixed and deduct it from their rent. Make the calls, find someone to advocate for the residents.

  • MaB

    Wanted to vote against Mal-donado(did you know in Spanish "Mal"means bad?) but found out at the last second ward boundaries had changed and even though I live directly behind Maldonaldo office on division I did not vote in 26th ward, convenient. Such is life in chicago #gettingusedtocorruption

27 hours ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.I my self think gangs are at war again.

27 hours ago

Van burned on Mozart and Walton east side of Humboldt Park

This same van had all its Windows busted out the morning of the 27th.U my self the gangs are at war again.

Feb 21

Updated 28 hours ago

Lost Sharpei

Please help Karma is peach colored and got out of the yard near Campbell and North. Last seen going south from Bloomingdale and California. He has no collar on friendly but doesn't know the neighborhood. Reward

5 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Riot Fest to leave Humboldt Park?

I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is...

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I've been here a bunch of times before to just check what's going on in the neighborhood, but really felt a need to finally create a login and share what I heard tonight at a local venue. I can't tell you who told me because he/she is close to Mike (owner) of Riot Fest. The news is sad (at least to me), but apparently true. It looks like Mike from Riot Fest has had enough of Alderman Maldonado and is moving the festival out of the neighborhood. The person wouldn't tell me the exact reason why, but suggested BS politics that Mike's sick of playing with the Aldeman.

Have any of you heard anything of the sort? If any of you know him because he supposedly lives in the neighborhoid, please ask him?!?!?

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I never thought that complaints about mud and grass and traffic would cause the people in power to give RF such a hard time when the same people do not complain about shootings, crimes and gangs over running HP during the other fest. Even when gangs shot people in the middle of the that fest years ago, these same people would not put them though what they are putting RF operators now. I wonder why?

  • Patrick S....looks like the Riot Fest link you provided that mentioned Humboldt Park has been taken down and replaced with something else. I imagine that's not a good sign. Hopefully that's not damage control so they can later claim they never promised it would be in Humboldt Park to avoid giving refunds to neighborhood residents who bought tickets because the shows are in the neighborhood.

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  • G

    It's not about one particular ethnicity LT Res, it's more about social-economic class.

  • anonomous1108 Not left or right. Call them as I see them.

    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now...

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    Rahm is a corporatist that is focused on having big buisiness rule the working class with an iron fist ! He's a bully he's a tyrant, he's a dictator and HE WILL LOSE !!!! Why because people see through his strong arm tactics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The people of chicago and now even outside of chicago and nationwide are seeing the importance of electing a person of for and by the PEOPLE. NOt Corporations.
    Rahm is a vengeful evil person and he will be stopped.
    The people see through his BS !
    Thats why after spending so many millions he could not get 50% plus one vote !
    Chuy we are with you ! White Black Latino ! a COALITION !!!!!!!!! Somthing the rich corporatist dont want to hear !
    Im waiting for the dirty tricks from Rahm !

3 days ago

Updated 38 hours ago

Dog Sitter Needed

Hello Neighbors. I live at Spaulding and Cortland. I have two male Chihuahuas and I am in desperate need of a sitter for March 16-20. My regular sitter, who is fantastic, and has sat my dogs for over 6 years, is unable to do so. Does anyone know of a responsible person whom can walk my dogs 3 times a day and feed them? The individual can stay in my apartment if need be.

Please call my cell phone: 312-852-8669
or email me: cztony@aol.com

I appreciate your neighborly help,

Tony Cz

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Mayoral race

Tomorrow I hope we take a step forward and get rid of Rahm, and elect Chuy for the city and Juanita Irizarry for the 26th ward

  • Jason W Lifelong Chicagoan

    Allen, why do you get to decide who are "the real people of Humboldt park / Logan square"?

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Its justy opinion Jason. I choose to side with the boricua or the brother or the gringo who had been in the neighborhood since the 60s. Those are the real residents as far as I'm concerned. You don't have to follow my train of thought.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Doorbell Repair

Hey Everyone,

I am looking for recommendations for buzzer/doorbell repair or rebuild. We have an existing set up in place for a four unit building that hasn't worked in years, and I am wondering if any of you have had success with a specialist located in the area. It sounds like it could be pretty expensive, but all we are really looking for are working door chimes as opposed to electronic entry. Any ideas? Thanks everyone.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Norwegian American Hospital not shoveling their empty lots

Has anyone else noticed that Norwegian American Hospital, with all of their precious empty lots, forgets that shoveling the sidewalks around them is their responsibility? Everyone down our block does their best to keep up on shoveling but when you get to a hospital lot, the snow is either stacked high or the ice is packed thick and it becomes seriously dangerous. Of the city of Chicago website they say that businesses that do not shovel their property face a fine of $1000 a day. With the 10 or so properties the hospital owns that would seriously add up. If this isn't an isolated issue only on our block, should we all collectively complain to the city?

  • I posted a EB thread about this same problem a few weeks ago. I had luck getting some snow removed along the properties that I noticed by contacting the hospital through their website. Feel free to message me if you want the direct contact info.

  • Call 311 or report them on the city's snow removal reporting website

2 days ago

Batavia Allstate Agent Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism

Allstate agency owner David Rosenberg received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids, Minn., where Rosenberg volunteers.

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Feb 20

Updated 2 days ago

West Humboldt Safety

Hi all!!!

I was hoping some of you guys can help me out here -

I am considering a move to the area west of Humboldt Park. I have my eye on a place a couple of blocks South of Cemitas Pueblas (Le Moyne and N Central Park ish)

I'm a single male in my mid 20s, moving from the West Loop.

I've been told the area West of the park can get a little dangerous - what do you guys think? Is the neighborhood on the up and up or on the decline?

Thank you!!!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    If anyone here wants a laugh, check out the the "Mayoral Race" thread and read what a gang banger thinks about new people moving into HP.

  • Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another...

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    Zourie- Go for it! I purchased a 3 flat greystone near Pierce & Spaulding 10 years ago. I was the first white owner on the block. Sure, there have been some moments here and there but that is mostly in the past. My neighbors are great, we help one another with shoveling and look out for one another...that is what makes a good block. I recently purchased another property at Beach & Central Park and found a couple to rent it immediately. During the renovation I met some of the neighbors, who were very welcoming.

    Previous posters have it correct when they say get to know your neighbors & respect them. Once they see you want to not only improve, but live there and become part of the community they will welcome you with open arms.

    One thing I can suggest is to keep your trash cans on your property and bring them out to the alley the day before garbage/recycling pick-up. I learned about this the hard way...people dumping and filling both garbage & recycling with their junk.

    Good luck and I hope it works out for you!

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Feb 20

Updated 3 days ago

I Need a parking spot in west Humboldt park??

Anyone have a parking garage available in Humboldt park by Division and Homan Thank you

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Bickerdike Wins Polk Bros. Foundation Affordable Rental Housing Preservation Award

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation won citywide recognition on February 17th for preserving and improving affordable rental units in Humboldt Park’s 1704 N. Humboldt Building at Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago’s 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), the city’s premier forum for recognition of development projects.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    If they knew how Brickerdike was killing HP with the flood of low income housing like this building, they would not be giving them an award! Here is another huge tax exempt project on the boulevard that HP does not need. Do they know of the 48 unit project being...

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    If they knew how Brickerdike was killing HP with the flood of low income housing like this building, they would not be giving them an award! Here is another huge tax exempt project on the boulevard that HP does not need. Do they know of the 48 unit project being built on the boulevard just a few blocks south of this building? When do we have enough of this and the rest of the city can share this burden? I read two more low income projects are being built just blocks away, one along the Bloomingdale Trail on land that could made big tax money for the neighborhood. What award will they receive when they killed all private investment into HP?

  • I award Bickerdike and Hispanic Housing the award for "Biggest Profiteers" in the government housing development business. Both organizations build rental units and the cost per unit of these properties is upwards of $400,000 each!!!! Multiply it by the number of units and we are talking huge profits. They should be ashamed of themselves pocketing money that could truly help those in need.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Come say hi

Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about....

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Hi Everyone:
We’ve been longtime residents in the neighborhood, and we have just opened a unique community workshop space called The Laboratory. We will have children’s classes combining science+arts with classes making bath bombs, perfumes, designing their own robots, and learning science with a FROZEN-theme.
We will also have adult DIY workshops taught by local artisans and makers.
This article explains it best: http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150223/wicker-park/make-potions-bake-dog-biscuits-at-laboratory-science-center
We are just teachers and everyday people who decided to try something we’d always dreamed about. We would love any help sharing our space and getting the word out.
Our website is here: http://www.thelaboratorychi.org and we keep our Facebook updated with class additions and news.
We are currently taking registration for upcoming student classes, and we are having an Open House this Sunday from 11-2.
We are really excited to start this, and we would love to meet you at our Open House!

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

DNA Chicago re: Paseo Boricua Arts building

"Planning for the new Paseo Boricua Arts building started more than ten years ago, said Eduardo Arocho, executive director of Division Street Business Development Association."

Planning started 10 years ago. So, when exactly did the general public in HP first hear about it? And why is a business development association actively involved in a push for more non-profit buildings?

Makes me wonder if the nice little deli/grocer at Division and Washtenaw was shut down a couple years ago to hold room for yet another not-for-profit on Paseo Boricua. Rumor was the city shut it down for some type of violation. Anyone have any knowledge of the reason?

  • It was years ago and my details may be incorrect but the guy who was running it was affiliated in some way with cermak foods. I remember they had strange hours and it was hard to figure out when and why they'd be open. I think he'd said he had trouble with his coolers, lost a bunch of produce and then a few days later never reopened. Shame because it was a great little lunch spot to grab some ingredients. The area is really lacking in mid day options

  • It was only a few years ago, jwm, but yes, it was a nice little store that was not just another junk food convenience store that the neighborhood has a ton of. It was kinda strange as far as hours and what was going on, but I heard that the...

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    It was only a few years ago, jwm, but yes, it was a nice little store that was not just another junk food convenience store that the neighborhood has a ton of. It was kinda strange as far as hours and what was going on, but I heard that the city kept giving him problems for one thing or another and he couldn't stay open, which always made me think the neighborhood powers-that-be were putting the squeeze on the place. Now that I see what is taking over that spot, it just makes me think that all the more.

  • There is no conspiracy here, that building wasn't for sale back when he ran that shop. It was a good idea but never seemed to follow through with the concept. The Arts Building only got involved after other offers for the property fell through at least a year after there was any notion of fresh produce there. Anyway, let's have another store with fresh produce open up.

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Feb 21

Updated 3 days ago

Words vs. Action

One of the candidates likes to cite her record working through a publicly-financed, 501(c)(3) redevelopment corporation since 2004. That same year the nonprofit company set forth a plan for the development of Humboldt Park filled with lofty, high-minded goals. For residents interested in voting please use your common sense to see how many of these goals have been fulfilled more than 10 years and millions of dollars later.

http://www.newcommunities.org/cmadocs/HumboldtPark2008Update.pdf

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One of the candidates likes to cite her record working through a publicly-financed, 501(c)(3) redevelopment corporation since 2004. That same year the nonprofit company set forth a plan for the development of Humboldt Park filled with lofty, high-minded goals. For residents interested in voting please use your common sense to see how many of these goals have been fulfilled more than 10 years and millions of dollars later.

http://www.newcommunities.org/cmadocs/HumboldtPark2008Update.pdf

On the other hand, candidate Adam Corona has worked in both public and private sectors. He has together with residents spearheaded the closure of known gang hang-outs and made an entire precinct more safe as a result. As an emigre to this county, Adam built himself up and now holds a position as 45th ward Streets and Sanitation superintendent delivering city services to residents. During this past 20 inch blizzard, Adam tirelessly worked more than 2 days straight while the other candidates were sharing tea time and q&a with a local news outlet. He paved streets, he commanded crews that removed the snow hazards so that residents could get to and from work. This is fitting because Adam has devised a plan to put jobs back in the 26th ward through establishment of a Chamber of Commerce. The gal is that neighbors may collaborate with local business to decrease unemployment and the calamities and hopelessness that chronic joblessness causes.

Adam does not give sound bytes like some other candidates. He is a candidate for action and his work is paradigmatic of his stance and style. Vote for Corona.

Because quite simply, there is a grave difference between words and action.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Irizarry ran a great campaign, but if Chuy can finish the job. I guess I can deal with Daley appointed Maldonado for 4 more years. Either he'll fight for the people, or we'll work extra hard to get him out of office next time

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I am a Chuy guy from way back. Never met him, but a friend of mine was pretty close to Chuy when he was an alderman.

    The 26th Ward will certainly have VERY different demographics 4 years from now (and the same ward boundaries). The positions that threaded the needle just right yesterday between his opponents on the left and the right; will not be the same winners in 2019.

Jan 23

Updated 3 days ago

  • EBinLogan On the border of Logan and Humboldt

    I like how you still thank me for the comment - hahah

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    I thought it was hilarious, and once you said it. I quickly realized who you were. I met you on Lemoyne and Talman last year

Feb 22

Updated 4 days ago

REWARD - Missing Maltese/Toy Poodle Named Yuki

Have you seen Yuki? She is a two-year-old Toy Poodle/Maltese who went missing on 2/21/15 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near the corner of Fairfield and Wabansia streets. She is wearing a red/gray collar with bones on it and a rabies tag that names her "Bailey". She will come to both names. The number on the tag is OUT OF DATE.

Please call 888-466-3242 or David at 312-823-6933 if you have seen her or if you have found her.

We are offering a REWARD for her safe return.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

In Need of Moving Boxes

My client is moving and is in need of moving boxes. Anyone have any.
Thanks! :)

  • Kelli i work in Avondale- let me know a good day to swing by! Thanks a lot!!

  • Kerri H chicagosinglesclub.com record label in LoganSquare

    Tomorrow would work. I'll be home between 4 pm - 6:30 or Friday after 4 pm. Today I'll be home after 10 pm. Email me at kerri.hacker (at) gmail.com

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Illegal electioneering by Maldonado supporters at Chi Arts polling place.

There are 15 or so Maldonado signs posted on public property within 50 feet of entrance to the polling place at Chi Arts on Northeast corner. Reported to the Board of Elections and they sent an investigator but wanted neighbors to know.

  • A man at Mitchell Elementary on Ohio was trying to pass out flyers for Maldonado around 6:40pm when I was walking in to vote. He was right by the gate and couldn't have been more than 50 feet from the entrance.

4 days ago

You have 3 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Lost Shar Pei

Lost Shar Pei
No Tags or Collar His name is Karma
Reward for Return
Please call: 312 714-9028 or 773 252- 1093

He is the one on the right

  • I saw your dog on Tuesday morning at 7:30am walking south on California Ave near Mt. Siani Hospital. I had my baby in the car, so I couldn't stop and get your dog (I would have if I was alone). Try posting some signs over there. I hope you find your pup. He is a beauty.

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