Apr 14 2012

Updated 2 days ago

Gang 'presents'...

It was good to finally see the huge 'DMS' gang grafitti removed from the wall of a building near 51st and Kolmar...

This info link re: DMS, refers to this gang's 'philosophy'
(originating in NY (as far as Australia!) and now here too in the 23rd ward?--you find t'DMS' along fences, street posts, buildings, along Archer Avenue. (a few interpretations of this acronym, but the more current is: "Drugs, Money, Sex"):

http://pauaprincess.wordpress.com/2007/06/24/youth-gangs-scourge-of-society-or-family-substitute/

Secondly, for anyone who wants to educate themselves...

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It was good to finally see the huge 'DMS' gang grafitti removed from the wall of a building near 51st and Kolmar...

This info link re: DMS, refers to this gang's 'philosophy'
(originating in NY (as far as Australia!) and now here too in the 23rd ward?--you find t'DMS' along fences, street posts, buildings, along Archer Avenue. (a few interpretations of this acronym, but the more current is: "Drugs, Money, Sex"):

http://pauaprincess.wordpress.com/2007/06/24/youth-gangs-scourge-of-society-or-family-substitute/

Secondly, for anyone who wants to educate themselves about the number of gangs in Chicago, who they are (down to photos, gang symbols, police district maps of where they are) you can take borrow the book through your local library:

http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-where-the-gangs-are,0,2185751.story

For all those who really want to "get to know your neighbors", start here; because these gangs ARE here (though this book
has data through 2011 [copyright of 2012], I believe the district mapping isn't accurate, because it shows the Archer Heights area as having NO gang presence...Heh! NOT!

They ARE present, if not accounted for....as the still gang grafitti shows, the increasing organized crime shows, the rise of gold stores, tattoo parlors and now, pawn shops, shows-- what next, porn shops?). And if this data WAS accurate at the time, then we've really got to worry because gangs are blooming faster than the Spring flowers! Are gangs fighting for THIS turf or east AH? Are we going to have to see their formal presence on future maps of this area of the 23rd ward?

All the more reason to stay on top of the grafitti removal, keep up the police patrolling (and again, many thanks to the police for doing so!), and getting yourself involved as a community resident in reporting any grafitti, any suspicious activity you see. This can't be stated enough....

  • C homeowner

    I meant- why isn't he in jail?

  • johndoe324

    Hahaha u people are so far removed from what is actually going on in your neighborhood it's dfunny...it's one of the nicest areas in the city take a chill pill dumb fcks

May 18

Updated Oct 07

Traffic Study could have avoided this mess!

The Charter School that was built in the industrial Zone near 47th and Kildare is a traffic tragedy!Did they actually think this through? I live two blocks away on Kolin and there are days when i misplaced schoolt takes ten minutes to get onto 47th from 49th street. Big decisions are made without examining the impact. Alderman Burke had said several times at the Archer Heights Civic Association meeting that nothing would be brought to the community unless the people...

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The Charter School that was built in the industrial Zone near 47th and Kildare is a traffic tragedy!Did they actually think this through? I live two blocks away on Kolin and there are days when i misplaced schoolt takes ten minutes to get onto 47th from 49th street. Big decisions are made without examining the impact. Alderman Burke had said several times at the Archer Heights Civic Association meeting that nothing would be brought to the community unless the people want it! I dont recall being asked if we wanted a huge school placed in our neighborhood that effects the quality of life of all of us.So what is the Aldermans plan for getting input from his constituients? Ive never been informed of a committe that looks at these things Have you?
its time to hold the Alderman accountable for his decisions. We need to make more demands of him and his staff to responsibly seek input from the community.especially when he is spending our tax dollar without a careful examination of its impact..like the UNO charter school's traffic debacle!
How about holding a TIF illumination to show the neighborhood exactly where our money has gone? The Civics Lab has all the information already. tom tresser will charge a small fee to present al the info. I know that Ald. B will not expose this information. Ive already asked and he sent me a link to a website that does not even work!

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    I remember when the past president of the AHCA strongly supported UNO, including arguing for it at the meetings and in the news letters. It was a time when many blindly followed the lead of the AHCA. It was Burke after all (when not Madigan or Zalewski) Once I find my copy of the local paper showing the president, vice and others of the AHCA proudly standing with Burke & others at the opening of UNO, I'll attach it here. Meanwhile, ...

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Opinion-UNO-Charters-Troubles-Just-Dont-Seem-to-Stop-273972281.html

  • Chet 606 Rogers Park, NOHavana, CE

    Would say a 10-20% traffic reduction along 47th st between Cicero & Pulaski help?

    Easy, build a bicycle path along the I55 (Stevenson Expy) Ship & Sanitary Corridor from Harlem to Halsted and watch large numbers of commuters (and UNO students) eagerly choose to instead ride their bicycles.

    And I'm...

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    Would say a 10-20% traffic reduction along 47th st between Cicero & Pulaski help?

    Easy, build a bicycle path along the I55 (Stevenson Expy) Ship & Sanitary Corridor from Harlem to Halsted and watch large numbers of commuters (and UNO students) eagerly choose to instead ride their bicycles.

    And I'm not even an elected official on the SW-side. Maybe in the future (4 years). Until then, whoever is the next SW-side aldermen, feel free to take this idea and claim it as your own. Nice work Alderman __?__ (fill in the blank). The rush is on for the first 23rd ward candidate to put out campaign literature featuring a bicycle in the background. Someone please send me a copy!

  • "...Easy, build a bicycle path along the I55 (Stevenson Expy) Ship & Sanitary Corridor from Harlem to Halsted...."

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    Re: Comment by Chet606, above, this is what I heard from Deborah Shore on the radio over the weekend, in reply to just what you proposed:

    Ms. Shore (of the Metropolitan...

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    "...Easy, build a bicycle path along the I55 (Stevenson Expy) Ship & Sanitary Corridor from Harlem to Halsted...."

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    Re: Comment by Chet606, above, this is what I heard from Deborah Shore on the radio over the weekend, in reply to just what you proposed:

    Ms. Shore (of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District/MWRD), was a guest on the show this past Sunday morning, and answered a caller (who also proposed such a trail/bike path along this same stretch of S&S corridor). She replied that, she was not aware of ANY proposal to for such a trail in that area.

    (and then added-- my own words here but this is the idea she communicated-- that, this area is mainly owned by the MWRD and leased out to various Chicago-land companies, and that it is still of economic viability to lease out for the transporting over-sized goods (i.e. their are still barge loading docks along this route), etc.

    In effect-- and in my opinion/conclusion-- she was saying that there were no civic plans to develop all or any of this land for such public use and benefit to the communities surrounding-- that the profit motive for a few businesses still using said docks (and paying the MWRD rent) took precedence over public benefits (where have we heard this tiresome story before)!

    (BTW, the radio show I heard this exchange on, is called: the Mike Nowak show, which is primarily dedicated to local gardening talk/tips, but also addresses local environmental concerns. That morning, the topic was about flooding in our area, the problems it causes citizens, etc., due mainly to the eroding underground infrastructure of the city. It was a very interesting program, and I would recommend Everyblockers tune in:

    http://mikenowak.net/

    Sunday from 9 to 11am
    WCPT 820AM and 92.5FM, 92.7FM, and 99.9FM

Sep 14

Updated Sep 21

Zalewski Crook

Me take lesson Chuck Hughes! Chuck Hughes Tardo Lika Me! Chuch Highrs Win! Zalewski crook!?!

  • Stand4truth Property owner

    Yep...Lynnchex..there's certainly more! That's why I've been saying, "do your homework on all the candidates!" Both incumbent and wannabes. Public records are a beautiful thing, you just need to look.

  • HammerTime Sup with it

    Zalewski needs to go! A fact is he went Bankrupt because he gambles. A fact I want to know is if a "wannabe" or challenger (if we are speaking facts)Paulino Villareal got fired from Sheriffs Department? What do you think Chuck Hughes?

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