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Community Scam Alert!

SCAM I

THIS IS A SCAM!! BIG TIME!! AND ITS KICKING UP AGAIN!! Someone cruises by in a vehicle -notices a dent on your car and offers to repair it RIGHT THERE for a fee.

Scam Number II

A "Roofer" claims to have viewed some damage on your roof and "offers" TO REPAIR IT-RIGHT THERE for a very low price. SCAM.

Scam III-

Third party "Uility Company Representatives" carrying copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas bills-showing you how you are being scammed and invite you to get on board with their "Utility" Companies

more scam alerts coming....

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SCAM ALERT!!

SCAM I

THIS IS A SCAM!! BIG TIME!! AND ITS KICKING UP AGAIN!! Someone cruises by in a vehicle -notices a dent on your car and offers to repair it RIGHT THERE for a fee.

Scam II

A "Roofer" claims to have viewed some damage on your roof and "offers" TO REPAIR IT-RIGHT THERE for a very low price. SCAM.

Scam III-

Third party "Uility Company Representatives" carrying copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas bills-showing you how you are being scammed and invite you to get on board with their "Utility" Companies

more scam alerts coming....

Feb 23

Updated 9 hours ago

Smart Meters

Recently I have had an installation of a Smart meter and while I was waiting to do a cost comparison I figured I would reach out to my neighbors to see if they had done some of this analysis on their electric bills already? I also wanted to see if there were any concerns related or incidents as early installation of these meters were known to cause fires, fines were threatened if refused, and billing issues had been shown to appear in other states.

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

    I am interested if I can possibly do it on Friday, my Saturday this week I would be lucky to get my shoes tied and on the right feet. Please send me the information and I will let you know; thank you GP

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

    Also, in addition to our (I and my wife's) interest; Marcus might benefit as well. Do you have a brochure or intro on the forum?

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Political Reform for the 28th ward

Join Facebook page, "New leadership for the 28th ward".

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Mother of Roshad McIntosh Leads Protest Over Son's Killing by Police

Calling the death of Roshad McIntosh a "murder," protesters insisted the 19-year-old was not armed when shot by Chicago Police the evening of Aug. 24 at the intersection of Polk Street and California Avenue in Lawndale.

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At the time of the shooting, police said McIntosh, of the 1000 block of N. Central Avenue, was part of a group being questioned by police at the intersection when he attempted to flee. Police said he pulled a gun and was shot and that the gun was recovered at the scene.

27 hours ago

Prosecutors: Woman smothered over shoes, money

According to prosecutors the women were arguing on Sept. 14 in a hallway in the 800 block of South California Avenue over money Riley may have owed Brown, according to prosecutors.

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Andrea Brown, who is listed in a police report as living at the Howard Brown Health Center at 4025 N. Sheridan Road, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tamica Riley, 37.

Witnesses responding to Brown smothering Riley yelled for her to stop and Brown jumped off Riley and fled the scene, leaving Riley in the stairway of the building, according to prosecutors. Brown was arrested on a sidewalk nearby at 3100 W. Polk St.

29 hours ago

Woman allegedly fatally smothered rival after dispute over money

Brown, 23, believed Tamica Riley owed her money and took Riley’s shoes as they argued Sunday in the 800 block of South California Avenue, prosecutors said.

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Brown, who ran away from the scene, was arrested on the sidewalk in the 3100 block of West Polk Street, the police report said.

2 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Election Time!

Can someone please tell me who running against Ald. Ervin in the 28th ward?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I've NEVER seen a more useless politician! Is no one running against Jason Ervin?

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Presidential Library

WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

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“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to...

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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

Now is the time to step up North Lawndale. Now is the time, all of us who wants to make a difference in all of the North Lawndales of this country. Let your voices be heard. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in developing this application. I wish you the best! You make Lawndale proud!

  • Congratulations Lawndale and UIC.

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Updated 2 days ago

Dodge?

What are the doing at Dodge Elementary? And while I'm on neighborhood questions...anyone know why they removed the bike lane on Warren?
thanks
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  • Jdo concerned mom

    No idea what happened to the bike lane but Dodge is slated to become offices for CPS.

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3 days ago

What is the world coming to??/Digital Divide

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/theres-city-china-own-street-124936124.html

Maybe our Mayor would be interested in doing this for the Michigan Ave Crowd.

Seems there are so many pedestrians bumping into each other that some cities are making "special" pedestrian lanes. Do we need them more than bicycle lanes?

chuckle

3 days ago

Deep Blue Publications Group Review: Rakennus Tietämyksen tulee Ensin

Suuri osa nykypäivän vaurautta ja perustamista vaatia rakentaa tai hankkia tietoa. Joshaluat ihmiset tietää, millaista tuotetta tai palvelua myyt, sinun täytyy ottaa aikaakertoa heille, jotta lisättäisiin heidän tietämystään ja tuotteestasi. Ja helpoin japidetään tehokkain ja kannattava tapa tehdä, että nykyään on Internetin kautta.Joukossa monia ihmisen keksi tänään sivustot luultavasti esittää parhaatmahdollisuudet rakentaa suurin määrä tietoa ja hyvinvointia.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Need experienced handyman to fix my balcony door

My balcony door has run off the track and even when I unscrew the bottom screws I can't get the door out to fix it. I need an experienced handyman to take a look and get the door off the track and also take a look at the damaged track. I don't need someone like me who dabbles in this sort of thing, I need someone with experience with balcony doors, if possible. Does anyone know a good handyman with this type of experience?

  • I do not have any personal experience recommendation but you may want to call Mr. Handyman of Lincoln Park 312-985-9283.

    I noticed two Mr. Handyman trucks parked on the 1500 block of west Adams street for the past month. I then noticed several of their trucks parked south of the Whole Foods store on Kingsbury. They have a "robust" web site and reviews on Yelp which may provide some further assistance.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

  • My wive runs a handyman service and lives in the neighborhood.

    They do a lot of marketing is for Seniors, but they service everyone. http://www.plhi.org/services/handyman-services.aspx

  • BTW - The heavier glass doors usually have screws at the top and bottom that retract the rollers. Sometimes the top screws are in a different place than the lower ones.

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3 days ago

Woman slain, 2 shootings reported

The woman's name has not been made public yet but she was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:26 p.m. after being battered in the 800 block of South California Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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In another attack early Monday on the Far South Side, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of West 118th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. It happened about 3:45 a.m.

In a separate shooting Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg at 6:52 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Dante Avenue in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said.

3 days ago

Woman beaten to death in East Garfield Park

About 5 p.m., officers were called to a building in the 800 block of South California, where they found a 37-year-old woman unresponsive in a hallway, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

3 days ago

Don't Let Paperwork Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit

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October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
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Don’t Let Your Paperwork Keep You From Getting the Funding You Deserve

Take the 30-Day Compliance Challenge!

Wednesday Workshops
October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am
BUILD, Inc., 5100 West Harrison
$25.00 per workshop in advance; $35.00 at the door
Facilitator: Valerie F. Leonard, Expert in Community and Organizational Development

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Your Funders

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3 days ago

Woman beaten to death in East Garfield Park

...Garfield Park neighborhood. About 5 p.m., officers were called to a building in the 800 block of South California, where they found a 37-year-old woman unresponsive in a hallway, police News Affairs...

3 days ago

Woman slain, boy shot during Sunday attacks

The woman’s name has not been made public yet but she was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:26 p.m. after being battered in the 800 block of South California Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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In a separate attack, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg at 6:52 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Dante Avenue, in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood police said.

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Easy Access to Chicago Codes

chicagocode.org

This site can help you figure out what is legal.

6 days ago

Presidential Library

On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior...

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On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior site and has a probable chance of winning the Library bid.
A grand Library campus built in a poor community will bring new investments and people, but what about the people here now? Without a sense of accomplishment, where is the sense of ownership? Where is the sense of pride?
North Lawndale’s site was not chosen from outside of the community. Our site submission was developed by the community. The University of Illinois did not approach us; we approached them with our fully researched site. This is the result of a community’s efforts.
When we win the Library (and we will), North Lawndale needs to know that it can say, “We did that!”

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