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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.

  • Cat

    Wow. Glad you guys are okay, Sarah!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If any of you want to organize a trip to the Police Board...pick a date and lets all go! Ths is the FASTEST way to get service from CPD who says their plate is full. They also say that they are too busy with big crime to deal with small crime. Small crimes like this are what make our neighborhoods unsafe. And...as I said previously...a neighbor walked in on someone and was knifed 17 times. It was brutal.

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28th Ward Property Tax and Valuation Appeal Forum

West Township Property Owners Invited to Appeal for Property Tax Relief

For West Township property owners who feel their property has been assessed at too high of a value, resulting in higher property taxes, have an opportunity to appeal their assessment.

Commissioner Larry Rogers of the Cook County Board of Review is hosting a property value appeals forum on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Malcolm X Learning Center located at 4624 W. Madison St.

West Township...

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West Township Property Owners Invited to Appeal for Property Tax Relief

For West Township property owners who feel their property has been assessed at too high of a value, resulting in higher property taxes, have an opportunity to appeal their assessment.

Commissioner Larry Rogers of the Cook County Board of Review is hosting a property value appeals forum on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Malcolm X Learning Center located at 4624 W. Madison St.

West Township property owners who attend the forum will have the opportunity to address concerns regarding the 2014 property tax cycle and receive assistance and information with submitting appeals to the Board of Review.

Property owners are asked to bring their latest property tax bills with them to the forum to expedite the appeal process. For more information, call Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540.

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2 women hurt in East Garfield Park crash following police chase

...Garfield Park neighborhood. Officers said they observed a possible drug deal take place in the 3900-block of West Lexington Street around 12:10 a.m. Thursday. They chased after the vehicle involved after the driver...

...allegedly ran a red light and struck a Chevrolet about two blocks away, in the 600-block of South Independence Boulevard. There were two women in the car that was hit. They were transported to Mount...

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Suspect in custody after police chase, two car crashes

Police followed a vehicle after a drug transaction in the alley on the 3900 block of Lexington.

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Western/Jackson Police Activity

Today in the morning, around 9:30 am, there were about 8 cop cars and multiple police officers on Jackson Ave (west of western). There is a park being built around there and the police were across the street surveying the empty lot. Anyone know what happened? I work at a school nearby and like to know what's going on in the neighborhood.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I hate to even drive through that corridor. It seems like there's at least one shooting there per week and usually during daytime/early evening. I just don't understand this city and how they allow such disruption to go on, unchecked.

2 days ago

Norvell Group and Associates Review and Complaints: Norvell Electronique

Depuis sa création en 1955, Norvell a gardé cette philosophie simple et claire : nous servons seulement jusqu'à ce que nous pouvons entretenir. Un peu comme dire qu'un restaurant cuit uniquement ce qui est sur le menu. Une attente évidente mais qui assure les clients que ce qu'ils finissent par acquérir de Norvell sera relevant de leur expertise et, ainsi, satisfaire complètement les besoins des clients. Le long de cette ligne, Norvell possède une impressionnante gamme de, bien, excellents cuisiniers de servir une large sélection de recettes pour alimenter des solutions avec différentes applications.

2 days ago

Video from City Club of Chicago Panel on School Closings in Chicago

The City Club of Chicago hosted a panel discussion on school closings in Chicago on October 23, 2014. The panel included Tom Tyrell, Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Public Schools; Carlos Azcoitia, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Andrea Zopp, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Carol Caref, PhD, Research Director for the Chicago Teachers Union and myself. I spoke from my experiences as the co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance. My speaking points are outlined below....

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The City Club of Chicago hosted a panel discussion on school closings in Chicago on October 23, 2014. The panel included Tom Tyrell, Chief Operating Officer of Chicago Public Schools; Carlos Azcoitia, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Andrea Zopp, a member of the Chicago Board of Education; Carol Caref, PhD, Research Director for the Chicago Teachers Union and myself. I spoke from my experiences as the co-founder of the Lawndale Alliance. My speaking points are outlined below.

We have found the CPS bureaucracy to be unwilling to work with the community. A broad base of North Lawndale stakeholders, including the CAC and elected officials put together an alternative plan for school closures that included plans for school improvement and a comprehensive array of community resources to provide support. We sent the plan to CPS and they ignored it. We invited them to a press conference to review the plan and they refused to come out. After schools were closed we sent emails asking for assistance in understanding the budget, and never got an answer. They refused to answer a FOIA request for information regarding the impact of school closures on budgets and programs. We invited them to participate in town hall meetings and they refused.

Finish reading the speaking points and view the video at http://www.valeriefleonard.com/2014/10/29/video-from-city-club-of-chicago-panel-on-school-closures/

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL 200 AMP SERVICECHANGE ALL SWITCHES AND RECEPTACLES THROUGHOUT BUILDING THAT'S PAINTEDINSTALL PULL CHAIN LIGHTS IN BASEMENT

    314 S. Hamlin Blvd. Issued October 27, 2014 Comment

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Should Pastors Get Involved in Politics?

Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell wrote a provocative column, "Preachers Belong in the Pulpit, Not in Politics", (http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/preachers-belong-pulpit-not-politics/mon-10272014-801pm) and got me to really thinking. I believe that ministers should be engaged in the civic activities of communities, educating their congregations about issues and providing a forum through which ideas may be shared. Churches should be relevant to their congregations and local communities without compromising their roles in being the "salt of the earth", so to speak.

Finish reading here http://valeriefleonard.com/StayingintheLoop/nfblog/

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Oct 23

Updated 4 days ago

To Flee, or Not to Flee

Consideration for the quality of housing, transportation, recreation, education, affordability, security and more go into selecting a place to live and raise your family.

Security is probably the highest concern of any parent. Fear of one's environment is the demon that has always crippled our spiritual growth and peace of mind. We can always run and flee in search of that fundamental right to be free of the ugly bully who might live next door or down the street, or stands insidiously on the corner. Participating and getting involved with your neighbors and organizations is one method of giving your community what you want to receive from your community.

  • Rochelle North Lawndale Resident since 1959

    Thanks for this information. I had no idea LAMP existed; I just liked it on Facebook and posted the link to all of the pages I am on. Now other people in North Lawndale will know about it as well. It is definitely a program that every neighborhood could use, and yes I will support it and add it to my resource directory.

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

    God will fight our battles, but we must throw the first punch.

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28th Ward Property Tax and Valuation Appeal Forum

The Cook County Board of Review is currently open to accept property valuation appeals for West Chicago Township. My office is partnering with 28th Ward Alderman Jason C. Ervin to host a property valuation appeal forum for West Chicago Township for those who believe the value of their property has decreased, while their tax assessment has remained high.

Attending this session will provide you with the opportunity to address any concerns you may have regarding the 2014 property tax cycle....

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The Cook County Board of Review is currently open to accept property valuation appeals for West Chicago Township. My office is partnering with 28th Ward Alderman Jason C. Ervin to host a property valuation appeal forum for West Chicago Township for those who believe the value of their property has decreased, while their tax assessment has remained high.

Attending this session will provide you with the opportunity to address any concerns you may have regarding the 2014 property tax cycle. My office will assist you in properly preparing your appeal, which will be payable in 2015. Please be sure to bring your property tax bill and other evidence you believe provides proof of your property’s true value, such as a current appraisal.

Property owners may also submit property valuation appeals online at www.CookCountyBoardOfReview.com or at the office of Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. in the Cook County Building located at 118 N. Clark, Room 601, Chicago, IL 60602.

The Board of Review does not assess property, set tax rates, or collect taxes. The Board of Review is charged with handling all property valuation appeals in Cook County. There is no fee to file an appeal, and in most cases an attorney is not necessary.

For further information about appealing property taxes, contact Commissioner Rogers’ office at (312) 603-5540. Office hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If you want to get photos on this post...start an album. Send the link to this post and we can open the link. Lable it by say address.

    EVERYBODY please make an album and post the disgusting conditions of your ward so everyone can see!!!

    It used to be that picassa could make an album that you could link to. Not sure how that process works because things have changed in the last couple years.

    If anybody knows how to do this easily...please give us the steps.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Here is the voting record by our illustrious "rubber-stamp" Alderman, Jason Ervin:

    http://takebackchicago.org/find-your-alderman/alderman-jason-ervin

    DO NOT RE-ELECT OUR "RUBBER-STAMP" ALDERMAN JASON ERVIN!

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15th and Christiana

hello everyone,i am wondering if anyone can give me some insight about the area as me and my three kids are moving that way soon.Any info good or bad will be greatly appriciated.Thank you very much.

  • A friend recently moved from that block because she said there was an increase in gang activity. I don't mean to add any unnecessary fear but just wanted you to know. Yes there is crime everywhere. I would suggest looking on Chicago Tribune's crime map or another site to see the type of activity that happens around there.

  • Thank u,I recently been doing research and found its the highest crime rate,I acted on impulse and do to low income it was affordable but now I'm having second thoughts,I just needed to move out my in laws place.

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