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Do you know that 311 also has a WHISTLEBLOWER complaint?

For those who are not satisfied with City services you have the ability to report through 311. Just be sure that what you say is factual and can be verified through the 311 line. Last year the City Whistleblower ordinance was expanded to include city employees and others (i think)

Order service, it doesn;t come or get done?, it is marked COMPLETED but not done. File a WHISTLEBLOWER complaint if you suspect someone was paid to do the job and...

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For those who are not satisfied with City services you have the ability to report through 311. Just be sure that what you say is factual and can be verified through the 311 line. Last year the City Whistleblower ordinance was expanded to include city employees and others (i think)

Order service, it doesn;t come or get done?, it is marked COMPLETED but not done. File a WHISTLEBLOWER complaint if you suspect someone was paid to do the job and did not do it.

Citizens need to wise up. We pay for service. We don't get service. We need to get the person scrutinized who is supposed to provide the service and did not provide the service.

This is THE ONLY WAY the job will ever get done in your lifetime.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Where is it written that taxpayers pay taxes for service. Services aren't managed that is why they now require us to file 311 service requests. Service requests are not fulfilled but marked complete. Someone got paid and gamed the system to make it look like there was a justifiable reason...

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    Where is it written that taxpayers pay taxes for service. Services aren't managed that is why they now require us to file 311 service requests. Service requests are not fulfilled but marked complete. Someone got paid and gamed the system to make it look like there was a justifiable reason for not providing the service. Service is ordered over and over and over. Eventually volunteers hit the street to do the work that city workers and vendors and nfps were paid to do because none of that crowd did the work they were paid to do.

    This is scandallous. Citizens need to do more to STOPMP out this CHICAGO WAY. Our finances are in ruin. More money is spent on tourists and welfar industry people than hard working, tax paying residents!!!

    Break the cycle. Fight back using the ordinances and laws. Get justice and get rid of all the waste, and inefficiency the system has created.

    If you blow...post the saga on EB so people can see what happened and learn from your escapades.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Awesome! thanks for the info

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    PLEASE if you report something....post on EB s the community will get COURAGE to do the same. Ask to be transferred to a supervisor. They will be better able to help with how to fill out the complaint. This is a much better way to clean up the community than...

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    PLEASE if you report something....post on EB s the community will get COURAGE to do the same. Ask to be transferred to a supervisor. They will be better able to help with how to fill out the complaint. This is a much better way to clean up the community than clean and green :-)

    Press on the departments who are supposed to keep alleys and streets cleaned. Press on the departments who are supposed to issue tickets for littering and fly dumping. It is THEIR JOB to enforce laws that were passed to keep law and ORDER.

    We don't do that in some parts of Chicago. We just clean up (or don't clean up) after the lawbreakers for 4 decades and then wonder why things get worse every year!

    Go get em!!!!

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Man Charged in Fatal Good Friday Shooting

Police believe Andrews fatally shot Ray multiple times about 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street. Officers offered few details about the shooting.

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Eugene Andrews, 37, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and for having an outstanding warrant. View Full Caption

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  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Why don't Police enforce CURFEW laws? They say they do. Betcha if you looked at the # of curfew arrests in high crime areas; there won't be many when put into context the # of curfew violations. Just going to the right corner liquor store they could get 10-20 on...

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    Why don't Police enforce CURFEW laws? They say they do. Betcha if you looked at the # of curfew arrests in high crime areas; there won't be many when put into context the # of curfew violations. Just going to the right corner liquor store they could get 10-20 on a slow night. Multiply that times 100 and you could get 1000-2000 curfew violations a district easily...nightly.

    YES parents have a role. It is unrealistic to think that Bad Parents will rein in their children. It is impossible for Good parents to keep tab.

    Leniency, glorifying rappers, gang culture, gang music, the streets raising children, parents and guardians turning a blind eye and most of the time thinking "my boy is a good boy."...the failure of churches, schools, dcfs, mentors, programs....

    It is a very complicated issue and no one addresses this with the newest of technology and biotechnology.

    ALL problems can be solved; just NOT the "Chicago way." As long as residents are GULLIBLE and believe the PR statements as opposed to really diving in and thinking w holistically...the CHICAGO way prevails and the city continues to disintegrate into rubble in the slums. We are in a new phase of "shoot em up." Lets use people walking down the streets for target practice.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    There is enough blame for all of us to share. The biggest blame is for NOT voting. And then not voting responsibly. If we voted responsibly we would red, blue, red, blue, red, blue....but we don't and let one party rule for 50 years. These 50 years happen to coincide...

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    There is enough blame for all of us to share. The biggest blame is for NOT voting. And then not voting responsibly. If we voted responsibly we would red, blue, red, blue, red, blue....but we don't and let one party rule for 50 years. These 50 years happen to coincide with 1/3 of the population migrating out. That is 1.2 million who have left. The biggest flight is black flight as indicated by the south and west sides being almost 70% vacant!!!!! These are demographics similar to Detroit and Gary, Ind our neighbor.

    We vote for people we like or are the same color. We think that the candidate who espouses the most likeable Hope story can get the job done.

    Typically when laws are enforced...order is restored...but that doesn't happen on the west or south side of Chicago that we can call SLAUGHTERHOUSES.

    Are we on the verge of another war? Are troops headed towards Ukraine? What about our potholes and our need for military intervention on the South and West sides of Chicago????? No money for that...but plenty of money to meddle in foreign affairs.

    American business with Peter Drucker threw out the blame game in the mid 1980s in business management. Here we are 30 years later and Chicago is still entrenched in vetting and posturing and infighting. These are all non productive activities. They keep emotions high and in a place where no problem solving occurs. They waste taxpayer dollars as more money is given to agencies who will NEVER fix the problem over and over for decades.

    This indeed is complicated and debate in the fashion Chicago debates...does not solve problems at all. It only makes things worse.

    Government 101...we need law and order. This is not going to happen as long as there is no accountability for BAD PERFORMANCE.

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FBI informant on tape hugging man before shooting him: prosecutors

Andrews, 37, was caught on tape walking up to Darren Ray on Saturday and giving him a hug in the 2900 block of West Flournoy, Runk said.

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Judge James Brown ordered Andrews, of the 2400 block of West Lexington, held without bond Tuesday.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Please do more investigative reporting on the PROCESS of arresting and classifications of deathl. If you find the "cause of death" to be inconsistent with the ruling...please do what the Chicago Magazine did. Report and release your information.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DUPLEX BASEMENT AND FIRST FLOOR UNIT, PLUMBING FIXTURE UPGRADE, NEW GAS FURNACE TO AN EXISTING TWO STORY TWO UNIT MULTI DWELLING BRICK BUILDING AS PER PLANS.

    2711 W. Lexington St. Issued April 21, 2014 Comment

32 hours ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Dvorak in the News

Please find below links to three articles regarding AUSL turnarounds that highlight or mention Dvorak. Using Ms. Campbell's numbers from two of the articles: Multiply the $412 AUSL per pupil premium times 17,000 students times five years per school, and you get $35.7 million. Then add the $300,000 management fee times 29 schools, and you get $8.7 million (even though their contract is $10 million from last year). Add the two and you get $44.4 million over and above the...

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Please find below links to three articles regarding AUSL turnarounds that highlight or mention Dvorak. Using Ms. Campbell's numbers from two of the articles: Multiply the $412 AUSL per pupil premium times 17,000 students times five years per school, and you get $35.7 million. Then add the $300,000 management fee times 29 schools, and you get $8.7 million (even though their contract is $10 million from last year). Add the two and you get $44.4 million over and above the $4,140 average per pupil cost per student. Taxpayers are paying a $44.4 million premium for these schools for no other reason than they're AUSL schools, while neighborhood schools are starving. Add the base per pupil cost of $70.4 million per year ($351.9 million over 5 years), and you get $466.7 million cost to operate 29 schools over 5 years. This says nothing of those contracts that have been renewed; the new schools they will acquire this year and in the future; or the capital expenditures that go into the buildings. Last year's acquisitions alone got over $11 million in capital improvements when schools closed. I shudder to think how much taxpayers have already spent on AUSL.

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FBI informant on tape hugging man before shooting him: prosecutors

Andrews, 37, was caught on tape walking up to Darren Ray on Saturday and giving him a hug in the 2900 block of West Flournoy, Runk said.

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Judge James Brown ordered Andrews, of the 2400 block of West Lexington, held without bond.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Please do what you can to investigate WHY we have so many murders when a fortune is spent on policing. If we need OUTSIDERS please help us get them. these problems have gone on for DECADES in certain neighborhoods.

42 hours ago

FBI Informant Hugged Man Before Killing Him: Prosecutors

Eugene Andrews, 37, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, was ordered held without bail in the slaying of 42-year-old Darren Ray, a father of five, in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street.

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Eugene Andrews, 37, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, was ordered held without bail in the slaying of 42-year-old Darren Ray, a father of five, in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street.

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Updated 43 hours ago

Man Charged in Fatal Good Friday Shooting

Police believe Andrews fatally shot Ray multiple times about 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street. Officers offered few details about the shooting.

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Eugene Andrews, 37, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and for having an outstanding warrant. View Full Caption

The proposal for 1520-22 W. Huron St. needs a zoning change to move forward.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Please do more to INVESTIGATE what is happening. Things are bad, really bad...and nothing the government seems to do; solves the problems.

2 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In East Garfield Park

Officers found Ray shot multiple times in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Ray, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital about an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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Andrews, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, is expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    CBS please do more than just report the stats. Do some serious investigative reporting and expose the problems in the policing we have.

    Currently we just get news showing what a great job they are doing. That clearly is NOT the truth and has not been true for many decades. Neighborhoods disintegrating and turning into rubble...are the clearest indication...when residents flee war zones.

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Dvorak is Becoming a School of Last Resort, Thanks to CPS Policies

Just heard that over the past couple weeks Dvorak got about 12 students who were kicked out of local charter schools--right before the testing period. The charter schools kicked them out and told them they had to go to the neighborhood school Save Dvorak - Turn Up NOT Turnaround is one of very few neighborhood schools left in North Lawndale. CPS has made our neighborhood public schools the schools of last resort, rather than schools of choice. Then, they blame the schools for "failing". SMH

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Come Support Dvorak at the Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education will meet on April 23, 2014, at CPS Headquarters, 125 South Clark Street at 10:30 a.m. Among other items to be discussed will be the fate of 3 schools recommended for an AUSL turnaround, including the Dvorak Math Science Technology Academy. The LSC voted unanimously to reject the turnaround plan, which would call for firing the entire staff. Instead, they propose to work with CPS and consultants to improve the school through a transformation process. Please come out to support the school. Buses leave at 8:30 a.m. (I'm not posting this as an event so it shows in the Lawndale section)

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I will not be in town Valerie however, I will write in support of the community interests to the mayor's office and to the commissioner. Good luck and thank you for being a good advocate of the North lawndale community

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks, Daniel!!!!!

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Recycling bin pick up

Can someone please tell me when (if ever) the blue recycling bins are picked up in the 24th ward (15th and harding)???? I put them out and no pick up or the garbage ppl put it in the regular garbage. Please help!

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North Lawndale Elected Officials Close Ranks in Support of Dvorak

(Chicago) Angela Gordon, Dvorak Math Science Technology Academy's LSC President, today expressed appreciation for an "outpouring of support" from elected officials representing the North Lawndale community, where the school is located. The school, along with McNair and Gresham, has been recommended for an AUSL turnaround by Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the proposed reconstitution of the schools during tomorrow's board meeting. The Dvorak LSC voted unanimously to reject the...

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(Chicago) Angela Gordon, Dvorak Math Science Technology Academy's LSC President, today expressed appreciation for an "outpouring of support" from elected officials representing the North Lawndale community, where the school is located. The school, along with McNair and Gresham, has been recommended for an AUSL turnaround by Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the proposed reconstitution of the schools during tomorrow's board meeting. The Dvorak LSC voted unanimously to reject the turnaround, and has proposed an alternative plan of improvement using the transformation model. The Dvorak LSC stands in solidarity with McNair and Gresham in their turnaround fights.

"We are very pleased with the level of support shown by every elected official representing the North Lawndale community", Ms. Gordon said. "They have attended public meetings, given testimony, written letters of support, provided buses, attended rallies and workshops for our parents. The icing on the cake would be to have all of them attend tomorrow's board meeting and testify on our behalf." The timing of the meeting works very well, as Springfield legislators are not in session this week.

The North Lawndale community is represented by Congressman Danny K. Davis (7th Congressional District); State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (5th District); State Representative Arthur Turner (9th District); Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele (2nd District) and Alderman Michael D. Chandler (24th Ward).

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  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    The Chicago Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at CPS Headquarters, located at 125 South Clark Street. The meeting is open to the public. Buses will leave from Dvorak at 8:30 am. The school is located at 3615 West 16th Street in Chicago.

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Man Charged in Fatal Good Friday Shooting

Police believe Andrews fatally shot Ray multiple times about 9:30 a.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street. Officers offered few details about the shooting.

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Eugene Andrews, 37, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and for having an outstanding warrant. View Full Caption

The proposal for 1520-22 W. Huron St. needs a zoning change to move forward.

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Man Charged With Fatal Shooting In East Garfield Park

Officers found Ray shot multiple times in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Ray, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital about an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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Andrews, of the 2400 block of West Lexington Street, is expected to appear in bond court Tuesday.

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In violent weekend, at least 8 dead, 37 wounded in shootings across Chicago

◆ Darren Rey, 43, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy, police said.

◆ Darren Rey, 43, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy, police said.

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...m. Sunday, an orange Hummer blocked a Lincoln Navigator head-on at the corner of 28th Street and Sawyer Avenue, Chicago Police at the scene said. Two people with guns then stepped out of the...

The Navigator drove off and was later found at the corner of 24th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police at the scene said.

Jordan Means, 16, and Anthony Bankhead, 18, were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue on the South Side, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy revealed they were both shot in the head.

...Nicholas Ramirez, 19, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street, was found shot to death about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the1600 block of...

...1600 block of West Hubbard Street. Two vehicles had been involved in a chase on Ashland Avenue, police said. The...

◆ Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head about 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

◆ Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head about 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

  • Dr. Magic (South Shore Republican) Stuck Here In South Shore Since 2011

    blacks and hispanic represent ya 'hood! *LOL*

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Media please do more to scrutinize the "cause of death" on Cook County Vs Chicago police. We need to get the facts called out accurately. If records are being falsified it is illegal. Chicago may make more history...if somebody goes to jail over this!

3 days ago

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Chicago sees violent holiday weekend

- A 43-year-old man was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds around 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street, police said.

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About 1 p.m., an orange Hummer blocked a Lincoln Navigator head-on at the corner of 28th Street and Sawyer Avenue, Chicago Police at the scene said. Two people with guns then stepped out of the Hummer and fired nearly a dozen bullets at the Navigator, right under a police “blue light” camera.

The Navigator drove off and was later found at the corner of 24th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police at the scene said.

Jordan Means, 16, and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue on the South Side, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy revealed they were both shot in the head.

...Nicholas Ramirez, 19, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street, was found shot to death around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the1600 block of...

...1600 block of West Hubbard Street. Two vehicles had been involved in a chase on Ashland Avenue, police said. The...

- Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head around 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

- Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head around 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred at 12:25 a.m. in the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood, when a 23-year-old man was shot in a vehicle in the 9500 block of South Loomis Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

Nearly three hours earlier, a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The girl was a passenger in a car in the 1700 block of North Pulaski Road about 9:40 p.m. Sunday when three males crossed the street, flashed gang signs and fired shots at the vehicle.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Please do more to examine records. If records are not filled in accurately, we are not getting a proper count and so and so gets TV brag rights at the expense of Chicagoans who are suffering in the slaughterhouse.

    Remember elections are coming: Think red, blue, red, blue, red, blue...until we get much needed JUSTICE.

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Updated 2 days ago

Chicago shootings: 9 dead, at least 35 hurt since Friday night

- A 43-year-old man was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds around 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street, police said.

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About 1 p.m., an orange Hummer blocked a Lincoln Navigator head-on at the corner of 28th Street and Sawyer Avenue, Chicago police at the scene said. Two people with guns then stepped out of the Hummer and fired nearly a dozen bullets at the Navigator, right under a police "blue light" camera.

The Navigator drove off and was later found at the corner of 24th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police at the scene said.

Jordan Means, 16, and 18-year-old Anthony Bankhead were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue on the South Side, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy revealed they were both shot in the head.

...Nicholas Ramirez, 19, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street, was found shot to death around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block...

...Rockwell Street, was found shot to death around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of West Hubbard Street. Two vehicles had been involved in a chase on Ashland Avenue, police said. The vehicle...

- Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head around 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

- Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head around 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred at 12:25 a.m. in the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood, when a 23-year-old man was shot in a vehicle in the 9500 block of South Loomis Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

Nearly three hours earlier, a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The girl was a passenger in a car in the 1700 block of North Pulaski Road about 9:40 p.m. Sunday when three males crossed the street, flashed gang signs and fired shots at the vehicle.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Media. Please follow the lead of the Chicago Magazine and dig deeper into the verbage on dead bodies at Cook County Morgue. Relabling to change stats is false and misleading. More need to follow the ...false and misleading path.

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Chicago shootings: 6 dead, 24 hurt since Friday night

Meanwhile, a 43-year-old man was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds about 9:30 a.m. in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street, police said.

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The two were found unresponsive at 5:08 a.m. at a residence in the 5300 block of South Austin Avenue, police said. Their names and ages were not immediately available.

About 10:38 a.m. Saturday, police discovered two teens who were shot and killed on the South Side. The bodies were found inside an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue, police said.

Two vehicles had been involved in a southbound chase on Ashland Avenue, police said. The vehicle driven by Nicholas Ramirez eventually hit two other vehicles in the 1600 block of West Hubbard Street before crashing into a concrete median, authorities said.

Ramirez, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street, was dead at the scene, the medical examiner's office said.

Earlier, a man was shot to death Friday night in Austin. The 20-year-old man was standing in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway about 11:15 p.m. when someone shot him in the head, police said.

Trevolus Pickett, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m., authorities said.

Two men, 29 and 39, were standing in a courtyard in the 1000 block of East 132nd Street when they were shot, police said. The 29-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound...

The 34-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk with another man in the 2700 block of South Kildare Avenue about 2:30 a.m., when the two were approached by two male offenders with...

...by shooting on the Southwest Side. The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of South Hamlin Avenue about 1:30 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove by and someone inside...

...Side. The man was standing on the sidewalk with a group of males in the 7200 block of South Perry Avenue about 10 p.m., when they were involved in an argument with another group of...

...30 minutes earlier in the South Shore neighborhood. The boy was driving westbound in the 7600 block of South Dorchester Avenue about 9:30 p.m. when a male on the sidewalk fired shots in his...

About 7:15 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in an alley in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue, police said. He was shot in his back right shoulder and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in "stable" condition.

About 5:25 p.m., another 16-year-old boy was shot in the right leg, abdomen and back in the 1700 block of West 85th Street. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

...the stomach in Englewood. The man was shot at 2:40 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Halsted Avenue, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition...

About 1 p.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the 6600 block of South Maryland Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. One man, 23, suffered a gunshot wound to the back. The other, 21, was shot in the leg, police said. Both were taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.

About two hours earlier, a man was shot on the North Side in the Edgewater neighborhood. The 46-year-old was shot about 11:35 a.m. while sitting in a vehicle in the 1700 block of West Rosehill Drive, police said. The man was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition.

...5:15 a.m. Saturday, a 30-year-old woman driving a minivan in the 1700 block of North Kimball Avenue was trying to elude a two-door car from which someone was firing shots at...

...a graze wound to her head before seeking refuge at the Shakespeare District police station, 2150 N. California Ave., police said...

The 22-year-old man was walking in the 2800 block of North Kostner Avenue when he was confronted by a group of males who started yelling gang slogans at him and chased him down the block, firing a bullet that grazed the man's head, police said. He declined medical attention when officers arrived.

The men, 23 and 25, were standing on a sidewalk in the 600 block of North Racine Avenue about 12:20 a.m. when a dark-colored van pulled up and someone inside...

Just before 10:30 p.m. Friday, a man was shot while sitting in a parked van in the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue.

About 15 minutes earlier, a man was shot and critically wounded in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The man, 40, was shot in the leg in the 9200 block of South May Street and taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

...Englewood neighborhood. The boys, both 16, were standing with a group on the corner near West 76th and South May streets when someone opened fire from across the street, police said. One boy was shot...

...year-old man was shot in the shin at 7:35 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Mango Street, police said. He was treated and later released from Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection...

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8 Dead, 37 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

◆ Darren Rey, 43, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy, police said.

◆ Darren Rey, 43, of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy, police said.

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...m. Sunday, an orange Hummer blocked a Lincoln Navigator head-on at the corner of 28th Street and Sawyer Avenue, Chicago Police at the scene said. Two people with guns then stepped out of the...

The Navigator drove off and was later found at the corner of 24th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police at the scene said.

Jordan Means, 16, and Anthony Bankhead, 18, were found dead just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue on the South Side, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy revealed they were both shot in the head.

...Nicholas Ramirez, 19, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street, was found shot to death about 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the1600 block of...

...1600 block of West Hubbard Street. Two vehicles had been involved in a chase on Ashland Avenue, police said. The...

◆ Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head about 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

◆ Trevolus Pickett, 20, of the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot to death Friday night on the West Side in a gangway in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in South Austin. He was shot in the head about 11:15 p.m. Friday and pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 12:05 a.m.

3 days ago

Police: Weekend gun violence toll at 7 dead, 22 wounded

Darren Ray of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street was found in an alley on the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street at 9:30 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Darren Ray of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street was found in an alley on the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street at 9:30 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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For the two found shot to death Saturday in South Chicago, Chicago police were called to a home on the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue at 10:38 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

Officials are not releasing the name of the 18-year-old victim who lived at the home. Shot with him was Jordan Means, 16, of the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue. They were pronounced dead at 10:50 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

...Two men, 29 and 39, were shot about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East 132nd Street in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood. Neither cooperated with police and would only admit to hearing...

...m., a 34-year-old man was shot in Little Village outside a bar at 27th Street and Kildare Avenue after he was hit in the head with a tire iron, according to police and...

...his face and chest after he was shot about 10 p.m. Saturday in the 7200 block of South Perry Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of...

...wound to his back after he was shot about 9:30 p.m.  in the 7600 block of South Dorchester Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, Alfaro said. He had been driving...

...7:15 p.m. a 16-year-old boy was in an alley in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when he was shot, police said. The boy was in...

• A 16-year-old boy was shot at 5:24 p.m. on the 1700 block of West 85th Street in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The boy was shot in the right leg, stomach and back and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

• At 2:40 p.m. a 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen on the 6900 block of South Halsted Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said. The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger hospital. Area South detectives are investigating.

...At 12:55 p.m. two men were shot on the 6600 block of South Maryland Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood, Estrada said. A 23-year-old man was shot in the...

...in the Edgewater neighborhood, Estrada said. The man was sitting in a vehicle on the 1700 block of West Rosehill Drive when someone went up to him and shot him in the stomach, police said. The...

3 days ago

Neighborhood 'Peacemaker' Killed in West Side Shooting

A man was found unresponsive in an alley in the 2900 block of West Flournoy Street about 9:30 a.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

His family, who live a couple blocks from the scene, said that he had also recently survived a shooting that occurred at the nearby Harrison Court Apartments, 2900 block of West Harrison Street, in which he was wounded by 10 bullets.

3 days ago

Anybody want to track articles on Nepotism and Cronyism?

There are lots of news articles on the topic of how Political people in Chicago use their positions to promote family, friends, etc. Anybody want to discuss the impact on communities, and particular you block?

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

S&S removed some Fly dumped wood chips today/some still remain

S&S removed 10 tuckloads of FLY DUMPED wood chips today at Homan/Lake. They removed ??? FLY DUMPED wood chips at Maypole/Kedzie. There is still a large mound still there.

The FLY DUMPED truckoads of wood chips were there for at least 9 months. Lets hope they can keep them picked up so that other FLY DUMPERS don't get the idea they can come here and dump in a ghetto.

THANKS for taking away these wood chips that were unauthorized and...

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S&S removed 10 tuckloads of FLY DUMPED wood chips today at Homan/Lake. They removed ??? FLY DUMPED wood chips at Maypole/Kedzie. There is still a large mound still there.

The FLY DUMPED truckoads of wood chips were there for at least 9 months. Lets hope they can keep them picked up so that other FLY DUMPERS don't get the idea they can come here and dump in a ghetto.

THANKS for taking away these wood chips that were unauthorized and from an unknown source meaning they also could have been diseased or have pests.The last thing we need is a tree removal service dumping trees they cut down that had ash borer or asian long horn beetle, birch, maple disease!

The only wood chips that should be used are FORRESTRY wood chips. The city has wood chips they need to dispose of. Those are the chips that should be used.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    S&S came for the rest of the FLY DUMPED (illegally dumped) wood chips.

    THANKS to S&S for removing this blight from the neigborhood. Thanks for removing the harbingers of RATS. Thanks for removing the TEMPTATION for other fly dumpers to just come and dump a load. (which also makes us...

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    S&S came for the rest of the FLY DUMPED (illegally dumped) wood chips.

    THANKS to S&S for removing this blight from the neigborhood. Thanks for removing the harbingers of RATS. Thanks for removing the TEMPTATION for other fly dumpers to just come and dump a load. (which also makes us vulerable to infestations of pests and disease because the source is unknown). We don't want/need any asian long horn beetles, birch, elm disease or other problems like that.

    This problem was part of approx 150 truckloads of wood chips illegally dumped all because 1 garden group gave permission for a truckload. The locations of the FLY DUMPING were mostly 40 city owned vacant lots.

    THANKS to the Dept of Public health who is starting to issue tickets to offenders who FLY DUMP.

    If you see someone FLY DUMPING call 911 and get CPD to come and issue a ticket. If caught in the act the FLY DUMPER can have his vehicle impounded IMMEDIATELY. Call The Department of Public health and they have inspectors that come more or less after the fact. If you take photographs depicting the illegal dump including license plates go for getting someone CONVICTED.

    If there is a conviction the city will pay a $100 reward for your time. Fines can be $2500 so it is worthwhile. A ding like that and ILLEGAL FLY DUMPERS will move on to a different area where residents are not as astute as us!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We need to chase those bad guys who add to blight in EGP out of the HOOD and let them know...BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU...if you BREAK THE LAW and leave us stuck with the mess.

    Perhaps there also needs to be an ordinance that the "garden group" needs...

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    We need to chase those bad guys who add to blight in EGP out of the HOOD and let them know...BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU...if you BREAK THE LAW and leave us stuck with the mess.

    Perhaps there also needs to be an ordinance that the "garden group" needs to get permission from the city department that controls the inventory of city owned vacant lots to have truckloads of wood chips dumped. Perhaps there also needs to be an ordinance that approved wood chips would come from FORESTRY...a city department that also needs to dispose of WOOD CHIPS. Why should the taxpayer pay to dump loads of wood chips at waste sites when gardeners using city city owned land could use them? Should there be an ordinance saying that wood chips need to be used within XX days of delivery?

    There doesn''t seem to be any monitoring at all going on in some areas of what NFPs and Delegate agencies are doing. Maybe that also needs to be tidied up.

    MOUNTAINS of wood chips sitting around on vacant lands are a tempting invitation for the ILLEGAL FLY DUMPERS.....we don't need that signal to go out. Seems these tree removal people SPREAD THE WORD...between themselves and we then become VICTIMIZED by random dumping!

    This of course is done at TAXPAYER EXPENSE....our only recourse is to try and recoup by getting tickets issued and vehicles impounded.

Apr 16

Updated 4 days ago

Near West Side/United Center Park

I've lived in various Northside neighborhoods for over 10 years now and am looking to make a change. I see that there are some very affordable and NICE condos/apartments in the area between Ashland and Rockwell. And it seems like with the Pete's Fresh opening soon, ample CTA service, and the draw of the Bulls/Blackhawks, there are some roots taking hold to turn the area around and push the development west of Ashland. Any insights would be appreciated, especially if you live in the area!

  • jwhayne e.garfield pk 98

    Glad to hear of people considering the area. I moved in in '98, generally no regrets. This zone not for suburban folks or those of the suburban mind-set. You WILL drive to get to a grocery store. Pete's @ Madison/Western will open someday, but been waiting so long I IGNORE the promises. If you choose this area, with open eyes, you will be rewarded.

  • Sarah Ebling east village/ west town

    Moved to Warren and Oakley 2 years ago. I was hesitant about moving to an area I had never even heard of before and then I got advise on scoping out new places anywhere, whatever your work schedule may be, swing by that new place before and after work, get...

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    Moved to Warren and Oakley 2 years ago. I was hesitant about moving to an area I had never even heard of before and then I got advise on scoping out new places anywhere, whatever your work schedule may be, swing by that new place before and after work, get familiar with it before you make the move. The only bad thing I've experienced is my car getting broken into, I quickly learned not to leave anything in my car, but that goes for anywhere in the city. I really enjoy living here.

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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