35 hours ago

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What do residents of the 11th District think?

Commander Glen Evans was charged with serious misconduct. Did he do a good job in the ward?

  • Taj's page are envirnoment dose not define who we are.

    I've tried on several occasion to have a sit down with meeting him but to no avail.
    After there was a killing he made himself readily available via email. I felt that was a good step in the right direction.
    So to answer your question I'm split half and half.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I heard from trusted sources who have an interest in making neighborhoods safer that this guy worked hard. Who do you think wanted to take him down? Sometimes those who do a good job have enemies. Some want the status to stay quo, which is why we have our problems in the first place.

    On the flip side if laws, protocols, proceedures were violated; those need to be looked at.

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3 days ago

Garage owner gives alibi to man accused of killing cop

Soon after Soto and Romberg were gunned down in the early hours of Aug. 13, 2008 as they sat in a parked SUV in the 3000 block of West Franklin, Granados told police he’d returned Austin’s maroon two-door to Austin before the killings on Aug. 12.

3 days ago

Mechanic denies lying to Chicago police out of fear of gang retaliation

Austin, who goes by the street name “J-Rock,” was convicted last year of federal charges that he ran an open-air drug market near Kedzie Avenue and Ohio Street.

...detective Robert Soto and Kathryn Romberg as they sat in Soto’s SUV in the 3000 block of West Franklin Boulevard. Several witnesses have testified Austin shot the two after mistaking Soto for a gang rival...

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  • Accounting Class

    Mrs. Alvares is asking for $977.44:
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Nov 15 2011

Updated Aug 25

Westside Girl kipnapped on Kedzie

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  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting...

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    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting issue. Why should parents in our neighborhood have to walk the kids when parents in other neighborhoods don't even have to worry that something might happen to their kids.

    I am not going to let my neighbors take the brunt of blame for bad things happening here. There is plenty to go around for everyone. If everyone just did a little more to care and learn the right moves...we could have better progress.

    Currently there are very few that go to the records, look, study, make a plan...and get positive things to happen.

    So who is the problem? The liquor seller or the liquor user? The drug seller or the drug user? Racism is a bad thing all the way around.

    There would be NO STORES at all here if some one didn't come and open a business. Blacks don't open business, whites don't open business...who is left? Some immigrant that had a harder time in the country they left that we bombed...than they have dealing with gang/drug people in our neighborhood.

    Remember...the cost of government spending by city hall is in the billions...maybe 6 billion. Where is our fair share? Where are the jobs? Where is the Safety? Where is the GOOD education for our kids...Where is the economic development?

    We didn't get our share. Who didn't give it to us...what color were they? What color were the politicians?

    A small nobody store owner in our neighborhood didn't deprive us of anything. It was our government that failed us; that is who to blame.

  • MCBratcher Resident

    Most importantly, the girl was able to escape! That's an answer to prayer!

Aug 25

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Aug 22

Drug dealer, grilled over cop murder, wilts during interrogation

Scott was one of two low-level drug dealers who told police they were riding in Austin’s Buick on the 3000 block of West Franklin in the early hours of Aug. 13, 2008, when Austin suddenly jumped out and murdered Soto and Romberg as they sat in a parked SUV.

Aug 22

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Aug 22

Drug dealer’s testimony: ‘It was kill or be killed’

Thomas had recently shot out the rear window of Austin’s car in a drug turf dispute, and Austin knew “it was survival of the fittest,” so he fired into a parked SUV on the 3000 block of West Franklin believing he was killing Thomas and Thomas’s girlfriend, Scott said.

Aug 22

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Aug 21

Drug dealer’s testimony: ‘It was kill or be killed’

...both in the car when Austin jumped out and fired the fatal shots in the 3000 block of West Franklin, that the murders were “nothing to talk about,” Scott testified...

Aug 21

Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors

Prosecutors allege that Austin fatally shot Soto, 49, and Kathryn Romberg, 45, in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2008, as they sat inside the off-duty officer's SUV in the 3000 block of West Franklin Boulevard. Austin had mistaken the off-duty officer for Quick, according to prosecutors.

Austin was convicted last year of unrelated federal charges that he ran an open-air drug market near the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and Ohio Street, a few blocks from the murder scene.

Aug 21

Drug dealer’s tesitmony: ‘It was kill or be killed’

...both in the car when Austin jumped out and fired the fatal shots in the 3000 block of West Franklin, that the murders were “nothing to talk about,” Scott testified...

Aug 21

Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors

Prosecutors allege that Austin fatally shot Soto, 49, and Kathryn Romberg, 45, in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2008, as they sat inside the off-duty officer's SUV in the 3000 block of West Franklin Boulevard. Austin had mistaken the off-duty officer for Quick, according to prosecutors.

Austin was convicted last year of unrelated federal charges that he ran an open-air drug market near the intersection of Kedzie Avenue and Ohio Street, a few blocks from the murder scene.

Aug 21

Drug dealer wasn't convicted of murder but may serve time for it anyway

...30 a.m. on August 13, 2008, police received a report of gunfire on the 3000 block of West Franklin in West Humboldt Park. Officers found Romberg and Soto sitting in his SUV. She was...

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Jan 30

Updated Aug 21

Crime in East Garfield Park

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  • Marcus de la fleur Proud Lawndale resident

    I heard a really interesting interview on the radio with historian Peniel Joseph talking about the civil rights movement then and now, all in the context of the Ferguson events. Here is a link. It is worth-it-while to listen to the interview:

    http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/08/20/peniel-joseph-ferguson

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Crowd sourcing can probably do a better job than most leadership can provide in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. Failures in leadership has been a critical component of Chicagos' past 50 years. One party rule has failed to uplift those in poverty out of poverty. Leadership has only fostered and...

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    Crowd sourcing can probably do a better job than most leadership can provide in the worst of Chicago neighborhoods. Failures in leadership has been a critical component of Chicagos' past 50 years. One party rule has failed to uplift those in poverty out of poverty. Leadership has only fostered and institutionalized ghettos on the south and west sides of Chicago while developing opulence for tourists who don't live here.

    OMG take a walk on MIchigan Ave...hear the foreign voices as they shop till they drop. Personally I love cosmopolitan and international. What I don't love is that access to simple things in life..safety, jobs, decent housing...does not exist in the majority of the Chicago map for residents who live here and suffer from the grinding poverty.

    Insiders have failed to address our serious issues for 5 decades. Outsiders will probably do a better job because they have fresh eyes and are not biased and prejudiced as Chicagoans are.

    Again, this is not to denegrate politicians who have done a great job to service their constituents. Drive their wards and you can see the fruits of their efforts. Drive the wards of the vast ghetto wastelands and judge the politicans in those districts on the merit of their work. It is an easy test, yet many wards still maintain their blight despite union labor being paid to do this poor job.

Aug 21

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  • Play is the Work of a Child

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Aug 21

Feds try to tie convicted drug dealer to cop slaying

Soto and Romberg were fatally shot as they sat in Soto’s SUV on the 3000 block of West Franklin, just two blocks from the spot where Austin’s Traveling Vice Lord faction made $8,000 a day selling heroin.

Aug 20

Prosecutors push to link Jason Austin to fatal shooting of cop

Soto, 49, and Romberg, 45, were gunned down in the early morning hours of Aug. 13, 2008, as they sat in the off-duty officer's SUV in the 3000 block of West Franklin Boulevard

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Aug 20

I am looking for architectural information on my property

Can any on tell me if there are any online sources to find the architectural history of a property? Who built it ? Pictures of its original condition? original owners. i especially need to look a the facade and how the gutters were placed.

Aug 20

Aug 19

Man shot during robbery in Humboldt Park

...Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 30-year-old man was in the 600 block of North Spaulding about 3 a.m. when someone got out of a vehicle, pulled out a handgun...

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