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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.

16 hours 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.

20 hours 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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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/

Oct 23

Updated 2 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.

3 days ago

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!

4 days ago

$500K bail for man accused of taking semi, critically injuring cyclist

Jason Popko, of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street, faces felony charges of failing to report an accident where an injury occurred and possessing a stolen vehicle, police said.

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The accident happened at 4:25 p.m. in the 3600 block of South Ashland Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Police had released photographs of the white truck that was involved in the accident. The truck was described as a Volvo model 660 that sustained heavy damage to the roof.

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Cops: Man stole semi-truck, critically injured bicyclist and fled

Jason Popko of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street is charged with stealing a semi-truck and fleeing the scene of an accident that left a bicyclist critically injured on Oct. 7.

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The accident happened at 4:25 p.m. on the 3600 block of South Ashland Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Police had released photographs of the white truck that was involved in the accident. The truck was described as a Volvo model 660 that sustained heavy damage to the roof,

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5 days ago

Man charged with stealing semi, injuring bicyclist in hit-and-run

Popko, of the 2700 block of West Harrison, is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.

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Popko was driving the stolen semi truck in the 3600 block of South Ashland when it hit a 47-year-old man riding a bicycle, police said. He then drove off.

5 days ago

Cops: Man stole semi-truck, critically injured bicyclist and fled

Jason Popko of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street was charged with felony charges of failing to report an accident where an injury occurred and for possessing a stolen vehicle, police said.

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The accident happened at 4:25 p.m. on the 3600 block of South Ashland Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Police had released photographs of the white truck that was involved in the accident. The truck was described as a Volvo model 660 that sustained heavy damage to the roof,

5 days ago

Man Charged With Stealing Semi-Truck In Oct. 7 Hit-And-Run That Injured Bicyclist

Popko, of the 2700 block of West Harrison, is scheduled to appear in bond court Saturday.

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Popko was driving the stolen semi-truck in the 3600 block of South Ashland when it hit a 47-year-old man riding a bicycle, police said. He then drove off.

5 days ago

Cops: Man stole semi-truck, critically injured bicyclist and fled

Jason Popko of the 2700 block of West Harrison Street is charged with stealing a semi-truck and fleeing the scene of an accident that left a bicyclist critically injured on Oct. 7.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The accident happened at 4:25 p.m. on the 3600 block of South Ashland Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Police had released photographs of the white truck that was involved in the accident. The truck was described as a Volvo model 660 that sustained heavy damage to the roof,

Oct 06

Updated 6 days ago

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.

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    I hope the police soon arrest these boys. Someone is going to get hurt eventually.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES, if someone is in your home...DON'T walk in! A few years ago a woman walked into her house and an intruder was there. He stabbed her 17 times and she was in the hospital because of that attack.

    Have heard that robberies are on the upswing. Someone should send this EB thread to both the 11th and 12th Police Districts.

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Oct 20

Updated Oct 23

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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Updated Oct 21

Who is my alderman?

I have tried to use this website to figure out my alderman and what district I fall into, but when I try to put my address in, it doesn't take it. And I can not see my street on the map. So hoping one of you may know. I used to think it was Burnett, but someone told me that he wasn't my alderman. THanks. This was the website I was using: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/other/provdrs/clerk/svcs/find_your_ward_andalderman.html

My address is 111 S Morgan St.

Thanks.

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