Aug 07

Updated Aug 16

FBI and police with guns on Karlov and 58th

Does anyone know what happened? I was driving to westlawn grocery store, and saw police speeding through the little streets, then up and down the alley. They were looking in people's yards and then a bunch got off and walked up and down the block carrying machine guns...

  • This is likely what you witnessed on Aug.7th, WestLawn Girl (I saw this newsstory a day or so later, in the Chicago Sun-times: and here is an online link to the program, wherein the Chicago Police, the FBI, and County police are teaming up to patrol the streets in some of the most high-crime areas of our city. Apparently, WestLawn counts as that!

    http://patch.com/illinois/lincoln-square/fbi-joins-chicago-police-going-after-violent-gang-members/#.U--pp03licw

  • 58th and Karlov is not part of West Lawn, it is West Elsdon.

    The area between 55th and 59th from Pulaski to Cicero is still a nice place to live. West Elsdon is from Central Park (east) to Cicero (west), 59th (north) to 52nd/51st Street (south).

    If something was going on at 58th a Karlov, it probably was a violation of a court appearance. If you check out crimes statistics, West Elsdon's highest issues are robbery and Burglary.

Dec 14 2011

Updated Aug 10

4900 Kostner Speed Bumps Removed

At long last, the 4900 Kostner Avenue speed bumps were removed today. Thank you Alderman Zalewski - 23rd Ward.

  • Aaron Cheselske From the burbs to SW CHI

    Thank you Alderman Zaleski for fixing the millions of potholes to my drive to work causing me not have to buy new tires 4 times this year already. Oh wait that was a dream I had last night. Guess Dreams don't come true in this case,

  • Archer Heights Guy Long time resident.

    AC - Why are you resurrecting a Dec 2011 post thanking the Alderman for removing unecessary speed bumps to promote your own agenda? He acted on a request from the communty, which is what he is supposed to do. Why give sarcasm to an Alderman for doing his job?

    Assuming one million of your "millions" of potholes are 12" long each that would mean one million potholes equals 189.4 miles. So where the heck is your job that you commute to?

Feb 14 2012

Updated Aug 02

Private driveway ordinance???

I always thought there was a city law against unauthorized public parking in the space directly in front of an entrance/exit to a private home's driveway ( i.e. blocking access to it by the homeowners and household's visitors
own vehicles).

That is happening more than I can ever remember, in front of my residence and I want to put a stop to it. Before I copy the license plate number and turn it over to the police for ticketing (and...

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I always thought there was a city law against unauthorized public parking in the space directly in front of an entrance/exit to a private home's driveway ( i.e. blocking access to it by the homeowners and household's visitors
own vehicles).

That is happening more than I can ever remember, in front of my residence and I want to put a stop to it. Before I copy the license plate number and turn it over to the police for ticketing (and or towing), I want to inform any new people on the block of my intent so they have fair advance warning. Therefore, I would like to know the exact city ordinance (if there is one). I have looked, but cannot locate anything.

If anyone out there knows, I would be obliged if the ordinance was posted here. You would think common sense and neighborly courtesy would be enough, but even "neighbors" these days don't often do the right thing....

Thanks for any assistance in locating such an ordinance.

  • You could also call your Alderman's office and they will have revenue officers coem and ticket. Or you could do what I have done at our CAPS meeting (813/833) we have flyers that explain the ordiance and on several occasions it has worked.

  • Wondering if there is an ordinance/reg prohibiting blocking the only access to private parking. A permitted block party barricaded access (ingress or egress) into a private parking lot which butts up against the closed residential street. Normally, the folks involved in the block party are great and in 11 years...

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    Wondering if there is an ordinance/reg prohibiting blocking the only access to private parking. A permitted block party barricaded access (ingress or egress) into a private parking lot which butts up against the closed residential street. Normally, the folks involved in the block party are great and in 11 years the situation has always been a non-issue. This year it was different. No notice was given to the owners of the cars in the parking lot that the street would be closed and ingress/egress would be limited, and it was "oh well, you just can't get out". Can they really do this? What is my recourse, if anything? Thanks much!

Aug 01

Museum of Science & Industry

The museum's free days for the remainder of 2014 are:
September 8-12, 15-19, 22-16, and the 29th.

October 6th & 7th.

November 3rd & 4th

December 8 & 9th.

Enjoy.

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