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$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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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,

15 hours 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.

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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.

15 hours 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.

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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,

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours 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

    I'm not leaving!

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

    Don't want to mislead you. Rochelle, or anyone else, but I'm not an official resident of the No. Lawndale community. However, my interest and involvement in North Lawndale are equal to any concientious effort to contribute to the quality of life, as it is in any predominately African American community in Chicago. Stay public and engage in efforts to alter the attitudes and direction of our youth.

Oct 13

Updated 30 hours ago

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I just wish he'd clean up our filthy ward and remove all of the open-air drug markets and public drinking throughout our major thorough ways. I took photos of the trash, over grown weeds, trash in the parks and tall grass along Madison and some side streets. I didn't see...

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    I just wish he'd clean up our filthy ward and remove all of the open-air drug markets and public drinking throughout our major thorough ways. I took photos of the trash, over grown weeds, trash in the parks and tall grass along Madison and some side streets. I didn't see a way for me to upload them on this post and I don't want to start another one.

    We all need to talk to neighbors on each side of us, above, beneath and to the rear. And tell everyone we know in the 28th ward NOT TO VOTE for Jason Ervin!!! When re-election time comes around, I'll be sure to early vote!!

  • 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.

Oct 06

Updated 30 hours 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.

  • Ope new

    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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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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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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Oct 16

Updated Oct 17

Progressives, parents react to Karen Lewis decision not to run for mayor

WBEZ interviewed people regarding their thoughts on Karen Lewis' decision not to enter the Mayoral race.

Here's the link.https://soundcloud.com/wbez/progressives-parents-react-to-karen-lewis-decision-not-to-run-for-mayor#c=0&t=0:00

My comments come in at about 3:15.

  • Amara who?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Valerie - that was not my intention! I have a tremendous amount of respect for Karen Lewis; I heard her speak last year in Evanston and was blown away! I am saddened by her illness, and sending lots of positive, healing energy her way. That said, I never took her seriously as a candidate for mayor

    Antonio - Amara Enyia is running for mayor. I believe that she is the best candidate for mayor since Harold Washington

Oct 17

The Garfield Park/West Humbolt Park Community Council Business Roundtable

Hope you are well. The Garfield Park Community Council (GPCC) would like to extend an invitation to our upcoming Business Roundtable. Our October educational workshop will focus on Crowd Funding -- while discussing how long-time patrons, residents and concerned individuals can finance and support existing and new business endeavors in our community.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garfield-Park-Community-Council/1380206972201768

Oct 16

Updated Oct 17

found calico kitten

I was out this evening near our home on Warren Blvd by Oakley and found a calico kitten. We took her to the 24. Hour animal hospital. Unfortunately, she is not microchipped. They thought she was around 4 months old and she was wearing a flea collar. She is for sure somebody's pet. Super friendly, cuddley and well maintained. The vet does not take in strays so for now she is home with us. In the morning we will be taking her to anti cruelty society down on LaSalle and grand ave. Please contact me if you know who she belongs to.

  • Em Ro evening is the whole day

    That's great that you're taking such good care of her. I'm sure if she is that social, she'll get adopted out.

  • Julie Pambianco 8 year Near West (United Center) Resident

    She is beautiful. I hope her cat guardian is on EB and sees this. Kudos to you for taking care of her.

Oct 17

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Oct 16

October 27th-Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities

I thank Emmanuel Jackson for providing the following announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with
Disabilities
Next Council Mtg. – October 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
100 W. Randolph 401 S. Spring St.
Room 2-025 Room 500 1/2
Chicago, IL 60601

. Committee Updates
• Procurement Committee
• Business Development Committee
• Capital Access and Banking Committee
• Certification Committee
• Policy, Rules and Enforcement Committee

This council has a...

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I thank Emmanuel Jackson for providing the following announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with
Disabilities
Next Council Mtg. – October 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
100 W. Randolph 401 S. Spring St.
Room 2-025 Room 500 1/2
Chicago, IL 60601

. Committee Updates
• Procurement Committee
• Business Development Committee
• Capital Access and Banking Committee
• Certification Committee
• Policy, Rules and Enforcement Committee

This council has a great deal of power under Senate Bill 51. The problem is companies almost never show up. They have to have something to advocate for. This is the council that decides rather companies receive waivers for BEP participation. There are many other issues that they deal with. My only suggestion is that when you go to the council have your company in position to do business. Make sure you are in good standing with the state. It is always helpful that you are certified with CMS as a BEP company.

Oct 16

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Oct 16

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    NEW 3 METER 100 AMP SERVICE, NEW CIRCUITS, REMOVE ALL BX AND CLOTH WIRING AND PIPE IN CONDUIT FOR 1ST & 2ND FLOORS AS NEEDED.

    2720 W. Polk St. Issued October 14, 2014 Comment

Oct 15

Fall Festival

Rep. Turner is hosting his First Annual Fall Festival…

DATE:                    Thursday, October 30

TIME:                    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE:                Douglas Park; 1401 S Sacramento Dr; Ball Room

Resources to help with college preparedness and scholarship information, educational service providers to help with credit recovery for high school students and re-enrolling high school students, and job training and employment information will also be available. Illinois Kid Safety (KISS) program will provide services to children age 3 and older

Oct 14

Updated Oct 15

Caught Red Handed/changing timing on yellow lights

Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras...

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Has anyone gotten a red light ticket where the time was less than the 3 seconds allowed by law?

I saw in the Sun Trib a large article where the city illegally got 8mil from issuing tickets to people who did NOT break the law.

The city will KEEP the ill gotten funds.

If that is true...that sucks. Why should a mayor and his CDOT Commissioner be allowed to break the law and get away with it.

Red light cameras continue to be a problem for car drivers in Chicago.

As traffic violations affect insurance rates. As it is expensive to pay a ticket, the fines, and school...this action against Chicago drivers should be addressed by ALL Aldermen!

Get the $$ back for those who were ticketed illegally!

What do others think? Have any of us gotten one of those bogus tickets?

  • Tracy BB Super Cute Tracy

    I tried to fight it and they claimed they never got my request for hearing and doubled the fine and now said it was out of their hands.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco...

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    Tracy, email patricia.jackiowak@cityofchicago.org. Ask if she can find out if your ticket was one of the "questionable" tickets. Ask if there is any kind of investigation she can do on her end.

    It is true that MAIL can be terrible in Chicago. Who knows if it is a postal fiasco or another systemic failure in Chicagos' parking tickets.

    THANKS for the response. Ask Jackiowak if she can look into it. If it is a system failure, we can also send to the DOIT top person. Department of Information technology and the Inspector general. The Trib also has investigators who might be interested in your case as DATA to support their claims about Chicago Parking Tickets.

    There is also a head of the parking tickets. He should look into if their lock box person dropped the ball or the mail. That person has the authority to do that. I used to know the guy...he was WONDERFUL. But he is gone now. The question is, Who replaced Mat D?

Oct 15

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