4 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

    Gentrifiers Prefer Blondes
    My neighborhood in West L.A. is like a gated community, but without the gates. Single-family residences only; no apartments allowed. No stores or home-run businesses. The homeowners association enforces its rules and regs with an iron fist. Occupancy limits ensure that a hot mess of "huddled-massers" can't move all 300 members of their immediate family into one house.
    http://takimag.com
  • HPforall Lived in HP most of my life

    Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I think the point is people have different taste. But different doesn’t have to mean bad. It might be because you're a real estate specialist you look at things at a different angle. I look at my house as a place where I was...

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    Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I think the point is people have different taste. But different doesn’t have to mean bad. It might be because you're a real estate specialist you look at things at a different angle. I look at my house as a place where I was raised, raised my children and now my grandchildren see it as “grandma’s house”. Yes, it is an investment that I maintain so that we can enjoy it now. I’m not spending sleepless nights wondering about it’s value in the future. I’m not trying to argumentative, I would just hope people could try to be.....respectful, considerate and empathetic of others.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Sounds like a communist community was in refrence to the la story. Thought it was obvious i wasnt talking about Humboldt park but guess not.

    "are you telling me I don't have the right to diversity of opinion? Sorry, but bad taste is bad taste."

    You have every right to lay awake at night over your opinion of soneone elses bad taste.

3 days ago

Updated 47 hours ago

Carjacking suspect killed, another critical after South Side chase ends in crash

...block of North Hamlin Avenue in The Villa neighborhood4:03 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of North Artesian Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood4:08 a.m. Monday in the 1400 block of North...

...of North Artesian Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood4:08 a.m. Monday in the 1400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood4:24 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of West...

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...driver out of a car at gunpoint just before 9:50 a.m. in the 1000-block of West 61st Street in the city's Englewood neighborhood, police said...

...10 minutes later after the driver lost control and crashed into a utility pole near South Wentworth Avenue and West 47th Street, near the Dan Ryan Expressway, in the city's Fuller Park neighborhood...

There have been more than a dozen armed carjackings in Chicago since Sunday. The Charger was found near North Damen Avenue and West Augusta Boulevard in the city's Ukrainian Village neighborhood, a short distance from where it was stolen Monday morning.

...night after allegedly stealing a white Jeep Cherokee from a man parking it in the 800-block of North Racine Avenue in the city's West Town neighborhood and leading police on a chase. After losing...

4:17 a.m. Sunday in the 200 block of North Justine Street in the West Town neighborhood

9:26 p.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of West Walnut Street in the Fulton River District neighborhood

9:57 p.m. Sunday in the 700 block of North Wood Street in the West Town neighborhood

10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West Flournoy Street in the University Village neighborhood

12:09 a.m. Monday in the 300 block of South Paulina Street in the Near West Side

2:30 a.m. Monday in the 1300 block of North Leavitt Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood

2:35 a.m. Monday in the 2500 block of West Wellington in the Avondale neighborhood

3:02 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of North Aberdeen Street in the West Town neighborhood

3:30 a.m. Monday in the 3600 block of North Hamlin Avenue in The Villa neighborhood4:03 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of North Artesian...

...of North Maplewood Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood4:24 a.m. Monday in the 1900 block of West Augusta Boulevard in the East Ukrainian VillageThe Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report...

    Carjacking suspect killed, another critical after South Side chase ends in crash
    One suspected car thief died and another was critically injured in a crash Wednesday after leading officers on a chase in a stolen vehicle on Chicago's South Side, police said. Two masked men forced a driver out of a car at gunpoint just before 9:50 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Eric from 60618 Lifelong NW sider, business owner and deplorable.

    Edwards Creampies are on sale at Jewel - 2 for $10.

  • Mute Mute Me

    Creampies are free eric. Jewel is creampiejacking you.

    On second thought i think it was cubshawksbears who nick tried to tell teachers made 26k.

Nov 07

Updated 2 days ago

PRCC CEO JOSE LOPEZ and HP Aldermen got loans from Chicago Gentrification Bank of Clout

Jose Lopez, anti-gentrification kingpin of Humboldt Park, got $680,000 refi loan on his Thomas St two flat in 2015 from tiny Belmont Bank & Trust. Bank of Clout BB&T is run by Chicago zoning lawyer James Banks and specializes in condo loans. Lopez joined political buddies Aldermen Roberto Maldonado and Joe Moreno in getting loan from bank which specializes in funding condo upzones & gentrification for developers represented by Banks zoning law firm who got Pay to Play up zones for teardowns approved by Aldermen like Maldonado & Moreno.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2-chicago-aldermen-got-loans-from-bank-headed-by-lawyer-then-oked-his-clients-projects-the-watchdogs/

    Aldermen got loans from bank led by lawyer, OKed his clients' projects
    While backing plans to build condos in their wards, two aldermen representing Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park and other booming neighborhoods got loans from a bank headed by the lawyer for the developers, a Chicago Sun-Times investigation has found. Ald. Roberto Maldonado (45th) and Ald.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com
  • @rakarwowski you do know that last link disagrees with you, right?

    "This article says Dems outnumber Repubs but I don’t see it. Granted, I’ve done about 20 minutes of internet research. Furthermore, a common theme I see with the GOP sex offenders is child molestation. The Republican party feels like Catholic priests. They talk a mean conservative family values game, however in truth, they’re nasty sex offending pedophiles." - the last paragraph of the post

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    It did seem that way until you read all the way to the end. My response was to BB who is almost always wrong with his posts, "Dems still dont have pedophiles though, so it's ok". All pedophiles on both sides are sick, however in truth, dem nasty sex offending pedophiles are more numerous are get re-elected.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Alert: Armed Robberies and Vehicular Hijackings in the 12th and 14th Districts

1500 block of N. Artesian Ave. on Nov. 13, at 4:03 a.m.

1400 block of N. Maplewood Ave. on Nov. 13, at 4:08 a.m.

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200 block of N. Justine St. on Nov. 12, at 4:17 a.m.

2200 block of W. Walnut St. on Nov. 12, at 9:26 p.m.

700 block of N. Wood St. on Nov. 12, at 9:57 p.m.

300 block of S. Paulina St. on Nov. 13, at 12:09 a.m.

1300 block of N. Leavitt St. on Nov. 13, at 2:30 a.m.

2500 block of W. Wellington Ave. on Nov. 13, at 2:35 a.m.

400 block of N. Aberdeen St. on Nov. 13, at 3:02 a.m.

3600 block of N. Hamlin Ave. on Nov. 13, at 3:30 a.m.

1900 block of W. Augusta Blvd. on Nov. 13, at 4:24 a.m.

    Alert: Armed Robberies and Vehicular Hijackings in the 12th and 14th Districts
    A string of armed robberies that often involved a car hijacking occurred Sunday and Monday in the 12th, 14th and 17th Districts. The Chicago Police Department is warning to be extra vigilant. It appears to be a pattern where two to three armed Black male offenders, often wearing a mask, approach the victim(s) on the street, inside or near their personal vehicles.
    http://oururbantimes.com

  • Eric from 60618 Lifelong NW sider, business owner and deplorable.

    Give the police the resources they need to make Chicago safer.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Train the police to recognize a situation before reacting

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police vehicle crashed, carjacking suspects arrested after chase on Eisenhower

The 1500 block of North Artesian Avenue Monday around 4 a.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The 1400 block of North Maplewood Avenue on Monday around 4:10 a.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

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The chase, which began around 9:30 p.m. in the 800 block of North Racine Avenue in the Goose Island neighborhood on the Near West Side, ended in the westbound lanes of I-290 in Oak Park, just west of Austin Avenue, according to police.

The 200 block of North Justine Street Sunday around 4:15 a.m. in the West Town neighborhood on the Near West Side. 

The 2200 block of West Walnut Street Sunday around 9:25 p.m. in the Fulton River District neighborhood on the Near West Side.

The 700 block of North Wood Street Sunday around 9:55 p.m. in the West Town neighborhood on the Near West Side.

The 1200 block of West Flournoy Street Sunday at 10:20 p.m. in the University Village/Little Italy neighborhood on the Near Southwest Side.

The 300 block of South Paulina Street Monday around 12:10 a.m. in the Near West Side neighborhood on the Near West Side.

The 1300 block of North Leavitt Street Monday at 2:30 a.m. in the Wicker Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The 2500 block of West Wellington Avenue on Monday at 2:35 a.m. in the Avondale neighborhood on the North Side.

The 400 block of North Aberdeen Street Monday around 3 a.m. in the West Town neighborhood on the Near West Side. 

The 3600 block of North Hamlin Avenue Monday at 3:30 a.m. in The Villa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The 1900 block of West Augusta Blvd. Monday around 4:25 a.m. in the East Ukrainian Village on the Near West Side. 

    Police vehicle crashed, carjacking suspects arrested after chase on Eisenhower
    A Chicago police vehicle crashed on the Eisenhower Expressway late Monday after pursuing two carjacking suspects, police said, less than 24 hours after nearly a dozen carjackings plagued the city Sunday and Monday. The chase, which began around 9:30 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Great job, CPD! Now, will the judge utter the famous words that release violent offenders immediately back onto the street:

    NO PROBABLE CAUSE

    Any judge that lets violent and armed criminals back onto the street needs to be voted out of office, and/or run out of town tarred and feathered.

    If these offenders were sentenced and jailed, we would have a safer city.

    LOCK 'EM UP, JUDGES!

  • Eric from 60618 Lifelong NW sider, business owner and deplorable.

    Comments are being removed on EB because in today's world, feelings are more important than facts!

  • Amazing they were allowed to chase the vehicle. Very unusual.

Nov 10

Updated 5 days ago

    The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline
    This long-term trend has fundamentally altered city life. It has transformed fear-inducing parks and subways into vibrant public spaces. It has lured wealthier whites back into cities. It has raised the life expectancies of black men.
    https://www.nytimes.com
  • Brian Kemper A Concerned Neighbor

    The biggest & most important change that occurred during this "Great Crime Decline" period was completely overlooked. It was the INTERNET becoming available in every household in every neighborhood, all over the world, during this time.

    People living in crime-ridden areas no longer felt isolated nor helpless because INFORMATION was...

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    The biggest & most important change that occurred during this "Great Crime Decline" period was completely overlooked. It was the INTERNET becoming available in every household in every neighborhood, all over the world, during this time.

    People living in crime-ridden areas no longer felt isolated nor helpless because INFORMATION was now easily accessible. And KNOWLEDGE is the biggest catalyst for change that there is. All of the programs & organizations mentioned, benefited greatly by becoming part of the "bigger picture" by connecting to many other communities, sharing ideas, feeling empowered & growing as larger, well organized "movements," which grew very quickly.

    The INTERNET also changed our surveillance of daily life, with a huge increase in the amount of "reality" that we now were exposed to.
    The mobile phone's popularity enabled us now the ability to record life as it was unfolding. These shared videos when put on the internet, expose us all, to all things conceivable, including crime & violence. In a split second, any crime captured on a bystander's mobile phone camera, uploaded onto the "superhighway," could go viral in no time to millions of viewers.
    I vigorously applaud the community members, the activists & the dedicated people that are doing such a noble job to bring about great changes by creating a better quality of life for all of us. Thank you!
    But the birth of the INTERNET has greatly changed everything... everywhere... and forever.
    Just my opinion.

6 days ago

Pet Family Photos with Santa and Holiday Bazaar

We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. *Photos are a Digital File that will be emailed

Please note the following pet photo family times and safety guidelines:

CAT PHOTOS will be taken from 12:oopm - 1:00pm. All cats must come in carriers and have a leash...

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We are so excited that Santa is coming to town and will be making his way to the Whiskers & Tails event. So here's your chance, and your pets chance, to take a family photo with him for a $10.00 donation. *Photos are a Digital File that will be emailed

Please note the following pet photo family times and safety guidelines:

CAT PHOTOS will be taken from 12:oopm - 1:00pm. All cats must come in carriers and have a leash and harness on during the photo.
DOG PHOTOS will be from 1:30pm - 3:00pm. All dogs must be on a secured leash, no breakaways.
*You must be able to control your pet at all times. All vaccinations must be up to date. Please only bring your pet if he/she would be comfortable in this evironment. Santa Photos are fun, but we don't want anyone's pet family to be in stress.

Santa will also make personalized short videos for a $3.00 donation for any of your loved ones that may be naughty or nice and you think need to know that Santa is watching.

Besides Santa, we will also be selling some homemade craft gifts (cat toys, universal cat/dog beds, baked goods, etc). We will have a complimentary buffet Sponsered by our friends, The Halal Guys Skokie (3616 Touhy Ave Skokie IL 60076), and a cash bar.

100% of the proceeds of this event goes to Whiskers & Tails Rescue Foundation, which helps us to continue our mission to help the cats in Chicago.

Nov 10

Updated 6 days ago

Today is Veteran's Day ! Thank a Vet today!

Many people on EB feel free to express their opinions without fear from our government. This freedom of speech and expression is not available in every country on the planet.

This freedom is the product of many brave men and women that sacrificed so that we can speak our minds without fear of reprisal.

Please thank a veteran today if you see one.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day

    Veterans Day - Wikipedia
    Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S.
    https://en.wikipedia.org
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    You're welcome, it was a pleasure to serve my country and my community.

Nov 07

Updated 6 days ago

Orange tabby cat with pink collar and white and grey pendant abandoned.

This yoiubg cat has been wondering around since August. I thought it was owned until recently - I see it running around the alley between Rockwell, Hirsch, Evergreen and WashtanW. I started feeding it and it is super friendly albeit skittish. Does anyone know it’s owner?

  • The cats are owned!! Someone contact me through a neighborhood group. The tags are actually open an animal door when they are close to his home. I am so relieved.

  • Thanks for caring about these cats. It's unfortunate that people are letting their friendly cats outside. I'm not sure if these people are aware, but it is illegal to let your cat roam off your property in Cook County unless it is a feral cat.

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