3 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION OF EXISTING OFFICE SPACE ON THE 1ST FLOOR FOR OFFICE USE IN AN EXISTING BUILDING.**SELF-CERTIFICATION - CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT**

    2934 W. Polk St. Issued October 21, 2014 Comment

2 days ago

Updated 4 hours ago

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.

  • I know a family on 15th and Christiana. They are super nice and it sounds like the people living above and below are pretty solid as well. As for the rest of the block...it seems as though there is a lot of activity but there is also a brand new amazing park on the block as well. You may want to check it out at different times of the day to feel it out.

  • Thank u I was a bit nervous about the violence and things but now days there is violence everywhere.

  • 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.

12 hours ago

Grisly new details as second murder charge filed in Indiana slayings

Family members hold a vigil in the 3000 block of Flournoy Street in Chicago for Afrikka Hardy, who was found murdered in Hammond, Indiana.

18 hours ago

Suspected serial killer due in Indiana court today

Family members hold a vigil in the 3000 block of Flournoy Street in Chicago for Afrikka Hardy, who was found murdered in Hammond, Indiana.

18 hours ago

After days of talking to police, suspected serial killer refuses to speak to judge

Family members hold a vigil in the 3000 block of Flournoy Street in Chicago for Afrikka Hardy, who was found murdered in Hammond, Indiana.

19 hours ago

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27 hours ago

Inquiry broadens into suspect in Indiana serial killings

Family members hold a vigil in the 3000 block of Flournoy Street in Chicago for Afrikka Hardy, who was found murdered in Hammond, Indiana.

27 hours ago

Families Mourn Gary Murder Victims

Hardy’s loved ones raised candles Tuesday night in her honor at the place she used to call home near West Flournoy and South Albany in Chicago.

2 days ago

Oct 13

Updated 3 days ago

  • I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did...

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    I went to a meeting after the sun times ran the article about his Maywood drug house. Ervin said at the meeting that white people made up those stories because they don't like to see successful black people. He also was quoted in the paper after the sun times did a story saying he wasn't even supposed to be on the ballot because he didn't put on his economic disclosure form that he was getting rent from then 28th ward alderman ed smith. His quote in the paper was he forgot he owned the building. Yet he's qualified to be a Alderman??

  • I guess Ervin considers drug dealers to be successful entrepreneurs.

    Technically, he might be correct. The drug business is run like any other business. Drug lords know as much about business as any fortune 500 CEO.

3 days ago

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6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

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6 days ago

6 days ago

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

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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May 17

Updated Oct 15

3200/3300 W. Washington Block needs reserufacing

Ordered Street Paving. Lets see what happens

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Let us know what comes of it.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The Commissioner of CDOT says that the street will be paved this fall. I requested a date but have not received any.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 15

$25,000 Bond For Woman Charged With Using Stun Gun On Bus Driver

Iesah James, 30, of the 3100 block of West Arthington, faces two felony counts of aggravated battery to a transit employee, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

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Shortly after 11 p.m., James threw a rock at the 49-year-old man driving the bus in the 700 block of North Austin, police said. The rock hit the man in the shoulder and she then used a Taser on the bus driver under his arm.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Boy, that is a small bond! I now someone charged with a dog offense that got a $100,000 bond.

Oct 15

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Oct 13

Woman charged with using stun gun on CTA bus driver

Iesah James, 30, of the 3100 block of West Arthington, faces two felony counts of aggravated battery to a transit employee, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

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Shortly after 11 p.m., James threw a rock at the 49-year-old man driving the bus in the 700 block of North Austin, police said. The rock hit the man in the shoulder and she then used a Taser on the bus driver under his arm.

Oct 13

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Oct 11

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Oct 10

The Koyal Group Info Mag Scientists got it wrong on gravitational waves

It was announced in headlines worldwide as one of the biggest scientific discoveries for decades, sure to garner Nobel prizes. But now it looks likely that the alleged evidence of both gravitational waves and ultra-fast expansion of the universe in the big bang (called inflation) has literally turned to dust.

Oct 10

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