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Do you know that 311 also has a WHISTLEBLOWER complaint?

For those who are not satisfied with City services you have the ability to report through 311. Just be sure that what you say is factual and can be verified through the 311 line. Last year the City Whistleblower ordinance was expanded to include city employees and others (i think)

Order service, it doesn;t come or get done?, it is marked COMPLETED but not done. File a WHISTLEBLOWER complaint if you suspect someone was paid to do the job and...

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For those who are not satisfied with City services you have the ability to report through 311. Just be sure that what you say is factual and can be verified through the 311 line. Last year the City Whistleblower ordinance was expanded to include city employees and others (i think)

Order service, it doesn;t come or get done?, it is marked COMPLETED but not done. File a WHISTLEBLOWER complaint if you suspect someone was paid to do the job and did not do it.

Citizens need to wise up. We pay for service. We don't get service. We need to get the person scrutinized who is supposed to provide the service and did not provide the service.

This is THE ONLY WAY the job will ever get done in your lifetime.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Where is it written that taxpayers pay taxes for service. Services aren't managed that is why they now require us to file 311 service requests. Service requests are not fulfilled but marked complete. Someone got paid and gamed the system to make it look like there was a justifiable reason...

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    Where is it written that taxpayers pay taxes for service. Services aren't managed that is why they now require us to file 311 service requests. Service requests are not fulfilled but marked complete. Someone got paid and gamed the system to make it look like there was a justifiable reason for not providing the service. Service is ordered over and over and over. Eventually volunteers hit the street to do the work that city workers and vendors and nfps were paid to do because none of that crowd did the work they were paid to do.

    This is scandallous. Citizens need to do more to STOPMP out this CHICAGO WAY. Our finances are in ruin. More money is spent on tourists and welfar industry people than hard working, tax paying residents!!!

    Break the cycle. Fight back using the ordinances and laws. Get justice and get rid of all the waste, and inefficiency the system has created.

    If you blow...post the saga on EB so people can see what happened and learn from your escapades.

  • Tracy Blegen Bartels Super Cute Tracy

    Awesome! thanks for the info

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    PLEASE if you report something....post on EB s the community will get COURAGE to do the same. Ask to be transferred to a supervisor. They will be better able to help with how to fill out the complaint. This is a much better way to clean up the community than...

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    PLEASE if you report something....post on EB s the community will get COURAGE to do the same. Ask to be transferred to a supervisor. They will be better able to help with how to fill out the complaint. This is a much better way to clean up the community than clean and green :-)

    Press on the departments who are supposed to keep alleys and streets cleaned. Press on the departments who are supposed to issue tickets for littering and fly dumping. It is THEIR JOB to enforce laws that were passed to keep law and ORDER.

    We don't do that in some parts of Chicago. We just clean up (or don't clean up) after the lawbreakers for 4 decades and then wonder why things get worse every year!

    Go get em!!!!

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Home décor store Jayson Home (jaysonhome.com) is holding a Bonus Warehouse Sale to shed excess inventory this weekend. Find the sale at 701 N. Albany Ave. on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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...returns for its third season on Sunday, April 27. Held in an Uptown parking garage (5051 N. Broadway Ave.), shop everything from vinyl to vintage from 100 Midwest vintage dealers. The market runs from...

...holding a $5–$8 Sample Sale this Saturday, April 26 at its old Lakeview store (3011 N. Broadway St.). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. shop t-shirts, tanks, pillows, assorted home...

...Shos along Roscoe Street (between Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts...

...Damen Ave. and Oakley Ave.) at stores like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery...

...like A Pied (2037 W. Roscoe St.), Kickin’ (2118 W. Roscoe St.), and Little Threads (2033 W. Roscoe St.) to receive gifts with your purchase and “mystery envelopes” filled with gift certificates...

Baby shop Sprout San Francisco (1943 W. Division St., 773-489-0009, sproutsanfrancisco.com) celebrates its second anniversary in Chicago on Thursday, April 24. Join the party from 6 to 8 p.m. for refreshments, a 25 percent discount, and raffle (with $10 donation).

...percent off, ranging from $5 to $100. Find the sale at Amazing Edibles Gourmet Catering (2419 West 14th St.) and enter off Western Ave...

...summer market season kicks off. Shop vintage and antiques at Beaux Arts Plumber’s Hall (1340 W. Washington St) in the West Loop on April 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5...

The recently opened Splendid (3510 N. Southport Ave.) store is holding its grand opening party this Saturday, April 26 from 3 to 5...

Karli Positano of 10 Crosby Derek Lam (dereklam.com/10crosby) will be at space519 (900 N. Michigan Ave., fifth floor, 312-751-1519, space519.com) for a special shopping event on Thursday, April...

Le Dress (1741 W. Division, 773-697-9855, ledressshop.com) shows off its newly renovated store and spring goods with a grand opening party on Friday, April 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by for signature cocktail, a DIY cupcake bar, and styling from local bloggers.

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Anybody want to track articles on Nepotism and Cronyism?

There are lots of news articles on the topic of how Political people in Chicago use their positions to promote family, friends, etc. Anybody want to discuss the impact on communities, and particular you block?

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S&S removed some Fly dumped wood chips today/some still remain

S&S removed 10 tuckloads of FLY DUMPED wood chips today at Homan/Lake. They removed ??? FLY DUMPED wood chips at Maypole/Kedzie. There is still a large mound still there.

The FLY DUMPED truckoads of wood chips were there for at least 9 months. Lets hope they can keep them picked up so that other FLY DUMPERS don't get the idea they can come here and dump in a ghetto.

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S&S removed 10 tuckloads of FLY DUMPED wood chips today at Homan/Lake. They removed ??? FLY DUMPED wood chips at Maypole/Kedzie. There is still a large mound still there.

The FLY DUMPED truckoads of wood chips were there for at least 9 months. Lets hope they can keep them picked up so that other FLY DUMPERS don't get the idea they can come here and dump in a ghetto.

THANKS for taking away these wood chips that were unauthorized and from an unknown source meaning they also could have been diseased or have pests.The last thing we need is a tree removal service dumping trees they cut down that had ash borer or asian long horn beetle, birch, maple disease!

The only wood chips that should be used are FORRESTRY wood chips. The city has wood chips they need to dispose of. Those are the chips that should be used.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    S&S came for the rest of the FLY DUMPED (illegally dumped) wood chips.

    THANKS to S&S for removing this blight from the neigborhood. Thanks for removing the harbingers of RATS. Thanks for removing the TEMPTATION for other fly dumpers to just come and dump a load. (which also makes us...

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    S&S came for the rest of the FLY DUMPED (illegally dumped) wood chips.

    THANKS to S&S for removing this blight from the neigborhood. Thanks for removing the harbingers of RATS. Thanks for removing the TEMPTATION for other fly dumpers to just come and dump a load. (which also makes us vulerable to infestations of pests and disease because the source is unknown). We don't want/need any asian long horn beetles, birch, elm disease or other problems like that.

    This problem was part of approx 150 truckloads of wood chips illegally dumped all because 1 garden group gave permission for a truckload. The locations of the FLY DUMPING were mostly 40 city owned vacant lots.

    THANKS to the Dept of Public health who is starting to issue tickets to offenders who FLY DUMP.

    If you see someone FLY DUMPING call 911 and get CPD to come and issue a ticket. If caught in the act the FLY DUMPER can have his vehicle impounded IMMEDIATELY. Call The Department of Public health and they have inspectors that come more or less after the fact. If you take photographs depicting the illegal dump including license plates go for getting someone CONVICTED.

    If there is a conviction the city will pay a $100 reward for your time. Fines can be $2500 so it is worthwhile. A ding like that and ILLEGAL FLY DUMPERS will move on to a different area where residents are not as astute as us!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We need to chase those bad guys who add to blight in EGP out of the HOOD and let them know...BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU...if you BREAK THE LAW and leave us stuck with the mess.

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    We need to chase those bad guys who add to blight in EGP out of the HOOD and let them know...BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN TO YOU...if you BREAK THE LAW and leave us stuck with the mess.

    Perhaps there also needs to be an ordinance that the "garden group" needs to get permission from the city department that controls the inventory of city owned vacant lots to have truckloads of wood chips dumped. Perhaps there also needs to be an ordinance that approved wood chips would come from FORESTRY...a city department that also needs to dispose of WOOD CHIPS. Why should the taxpayer pay to dump loads of wood chips at waste sites when gardeners using city city owned land could use them? Should there be an ordinance saying that wood chips need to be used within XX days of delivery?

    There doesn''t seem to be any monitoring at all going on in some areas of what NFPs and Delegate agencies are doing. Maybe that also needs to be tidied up.

    MOUNTAINS of wood chips sitting around on vacant lands are a tempting invitation for the ILLEGAL FLY DUMPERS.....we don't need that signal to go out. Seems these tree removal people SPREAD THE WORD...between themselves and we then become VICTIMIZED by random dumping!

    This of course is done at TAXPAYER EXPENSE....our only recourse is to try and recoup by getting tickets issued and vehicles impounded.

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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Updated Apr 13

Weekend Off to Violent Start: 11 Shot, One Dead Overnight

• Around 2:30 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 3200 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The shooting possibly occurred during a robbery, said Greer.

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A 37-year-old man was a passenger in a car in the 2700 block of East 76th Street around 9:25 p.m. Friday. When the driver left the car and went inside a building on the block the man was shot multiple times in his body, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

...Around 3:55 a.m., two men were shot in the 1100 block of West 18th Street. A 26-year-old man was in stable condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot...

...m., two women were shot in the neck while waiting at a stoplight in the  500 block of North Cicero Avenue in West Garfield Park. The shooter then fled northbound. One of the victims, 20, was...

...24-year-old man was shot in the leg. The man was standing in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in South Shore when an unknown man approached firing shots. The man fled to the...

...in South Shore when an unknown man approached firing shots. The man fled to the 2000 block of East 69th Street and flagged down police, said Greer. The victim was in stable condition at Northwestern Memorial...

•Around 10:20 p.m. Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot in both legs while attempting to stop a fight in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Area South Detectives are investigating, said Greer.

• Around 10:10 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the head and shoulder while seated in a car in the 8100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue in Ashburn. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.

• Around 8:05 p.m., a 17-year-old was shot in the 1500 block of East 79th Street in East Chatham. The teen was in a vehicle when another vehicle approach and fired shots. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Area North detectives are investigating, said Greer.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Unfortunately blood is the most accurate forecast aka 'the first sign of spring'.

  • so tru! Todd!
    21st and oakley shots fired all weekend
    no blood............yet!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    lol 'WTF is going on?' ...exactly!

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Two dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings

The 32-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of West Huron Street, police said. The shooting may have occurred during an attempted robbery, she said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

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...South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said...

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in “stable” condition.

Two men, 25 and 26, were shot while sitting on a stoop in the 1100 block of West 18th Street, police said.

The women were in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue when shots were fired at them from a gray van, which then fled northbound, police said.

About the same time, a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the thigh and taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 10:25 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. He was shot in the head at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition.

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old’s head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

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Two Dead, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The 32-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of West Huron Street, police said. The shooting may have occurred during an attempted robbery, she said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

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...South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said...

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in “stable” condition.

The women were in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue when shots were fired at them from a gray van, which then fled northbound, police said.

About the same time, a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the thigh and taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 10:25 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. He was shot in the head at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition.

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old’s head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

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16 Shot, Two Fatally, Since Friday

Fifteen minutes earlier a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest and leg in the 3200 block of West Huron Street.

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The latest homicide took place Friday night when police found a 37-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in the 2700 block of East 76th Street.

Around 10:10 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man suffered wounds to his head and shoulder after someone fired shots from a light-colored vehicle at the car he was riding in the 8100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

About 20 minutes earlier, a 27-year-old man was shot in both legs after attempting to intervene between two people fighting in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue.

Around 5:10 p.m., two people were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue.

The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, authorities said.

...shooting, Hernandez said, but he managed to get in a car and drive to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and...

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Chicago crime: 2 dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings

The 32-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of West Huron Street, police said. The shooting may have occurred during an attempted robbery, she said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

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A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said.

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 19-year-old woman was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in "stable" condition.

The women were in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue when shots were fired at them from a gray van, which then fled northbound, police said.

About the same time, a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the thigh and taken to an area hospital in "stable" condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 10:25 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. He was shot in the head at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in "stable" condition.

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old's head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

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Streets and San drove around today

Saw a truck driving by and stopped it. The District Manager was here surveying what work needed to be done.

Lets hope he deals with the disgusting mountains of wood chips at Lake/Homan and Kedzie/Maypole that attract rats. Shame on the NFP who was the catalyst for that dumping and now won't work to clean it up. Cei la vie. Mountains of rotting wood chips are disgusting and have been sitting there for more than 9 months.

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Saw a truck driving by and stopped it. The District Manager was here surveying what work needed to be done.

Lets hope he deals with the disgusting mountains of wood chips at Lake/Homan and Kedzie/Maypole that attract rats. Shame on the NFP who was the catalyst for that dumping and now won't work to clean it up. Cei la vie. Mountains of rotting wood chips are disgusting and have been sitting there for more than 9 months.

There are also alleys that FLY DUMPERS drive through and dump. It is astounding that with all the Police around...they don't arrest these dumpers. maybe we have 100 dumps a day!

Help convict a fly dumper....this is GOOD. Take pics that will convict...get some chump change :-) It will at least pay for your plastic bags.

There seems to be a difference of opinion who is responsible to sweep the streets and alleys.

Some S&S workers think it is the residents' job. As alleys and streets are paid for by taxpayer $$ and workers are paid by taxpayer $$...my call says that THE CITY OF CHICAGO is responsible to keep streets and alleys clean. They spend millions to install these streets. They are also paid for the upkeep. Sometimes they can use FREE prison labor (which is also managed poorly SWAP) In some neighborhoods contractors are paid and they don't clean. More outrageously...Offenders go scott free.

Tickets will help STOP littering, fly dumping, throwing booze bottles, drug needles, poop and pee. If they issued 100 a day in EGP...it would get alot cleaner over here. For those who can't pay their ticket fine; let THEM get the broom, rake, and sweeep sweeeep sweeep...ALL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER!!!

The jerk who made the mess should clean it up or pay to clean it up. It is NOT the job of neighbors. Many do not agree with this position. They want to volunteer and do the job for free that city workers and nfps are already paid to do.

Things won't get better unless those who are paid WORK.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Request that the responder who marked COMPLETE be punished in some way. Ask that your complaint be put in the employment file of the worker who did not do the work. The primary civic duty of slumdwellers is to make a paper trail so that those who are slacking get...

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    Request that the responder who marked COMPLETE be punished in some way. Ask that your complaint be put in the employment file of the worker who did not do the work. The primary civic duty of slumdwellers is to make a paper trail so that those who are slacking get removed. There is no reason to pay for a lifetime of not working and then a pension till they die. Loyalties that keep politicians in power who dole out jobs to those who don't work has been going on for maybe 5 decades. That is a long long time and it is time to kill their golden goose.

    Do a foia from 311 and ask for their records on your service calls when they in fact are not done. Keep a folder of all service calls you don't get. It will come in handy.

    REMEMBER WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE....red, blue, red, blue, red, blue. Forget everything else...The only exemptions are politicians who have been fair and served you well.

    Again...please post your results!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    A District Supervisor drove around today. He will clear out 3200/3300 W. Walnut and the alleys north and south of that street. He will deal with the woodchips at Lake/Homan and Maypole/Kedzie. He will clear out the alleys on the north side of Washington from 3100-3300.

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    A District Supervisor drove around today. He will clear out 3200/3300 W. Walnut and the alleys north and south of that street. He will deal with the woodchips at Lake/Homan and Maypole/Kedzie. He will clear out the alleys on the north side of Washington from 3100-3300.

    Not sure what else was on his plate. I think there was more.

    He is an energetic guy who doesn't want to see the kind of mess that he saw when he drove around.

    Remember...our civic duty is to report when work is not done in the neighborhood. We need to tell supervisors when people are paid to do a job and don't do the job. People have not been doing this in the past and that is why things are out of countrol in the ghettos.

    It is not our job to do the job that a civil servant or nfp were paid to do. That is what we are asked to do...volunteer for green days.

    The Maypole/Kedzie city owned vacant lot is disgusting and if you get out of the car and walk you will want to throw up. Now someone is fly dumping grass clippings. They need to get a ticket too.

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Counting-Chicago Style

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

At last someone is writing about "the count". It gives a false impression when numbers are fudged. Changing the basis. Making new definitions. That and a host of other stuff amount to "cookin the books" and "cherry picking". In order for a real true accurate picture to be made comparisons of "apples to apples" is in order.

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http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

At last someone is writing about "the count". It gives a false impression when numbers are fudged. Changing the basis. Making new definitions. That and a host of other stuff amount to "cookin the books" and "cherry picking". In order for a real true accurate picture to be made comparisons of "apples to apples" is in order.

DavidB and NoahI have been writing about "The Chicago Way" for many years in the Chicago Magazine. THANK YOU GUYS! Chicagoans need to read these articles and take action to make the city a better place to live.

A comparison of CPD murder counts and Cook County Morgue should reveal some HUGE disparity. I hope that some day someone, some institution, some governmental agency has the hutzpa...to dig and shine the light of day on this.

How empty does the city have to be before someone smart catches on????
Where are the young, ambitious political wanabees? Where are the smart techies who could gather up these data and re evaluate?

Again THANKS to Chicago Magazine. Thanks to DavidB and NoahI.

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    Daley, Richard M.-W Humboldt Branch (733 N. Kedzie Avenue) April 23, 2014 @ 3 p.m.

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  • 'Beat' Poetry

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Updated Apr 04

Street Cleaning schedule for 2014. Find your ward/look for your zone

https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/streets/supp_info/Sanitation/StreetSweepingMaps/Ward49_Sweeper2014.pdf

It appears that neighborhoods will get 6-7 street cleans from April to Nov. Find the schedule for your block!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES there are always FASTER, BETTER, CHEAPER ways to do things. It is too bad the city doesn't use more of them.

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    You're right it seems to me like there years behind on technology..

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