2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Who were the intended targets.

Our neighborhood has seen the pattern before. Innocent people get shot.
The intended targets sing show tunes and taunt on utube.
More unrelated shootings follow.
No arrest.
Eventually intended target is hit.
Repeat.

  • The only solution is to lock up for as long as possible anyone convicted of possessing an illegal gun or using a gun to commit a crime. By the time a kid is ten years old it is too late for rehab. Incarceration is the answer...sad to say but true.

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A steaming sack of s---

    @Bertha - There is another side of that equation that is worth discussion. While you want to lock up someone who is in possession of an illegal weapon we should also lock up the people who are trafficking the illegal weapons.

2 hours ago

Joe Moore and the Participatory Budget

Dear Alderman Moore,

In light of the tragic events in our neighborhood, any chance we can submit new ideas for the Participatory budget?

I for one would like to recommend the following:

Putting the full amount of the fund behind closing the "shooting window." Let's pay our officers a half hour of transition time extra, so that there is no gap in police force on our streets.

OR

If the Dunkin Donuts is that infested with drug deals, let's rent...

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Dear Alderman Moore,

In light of the tragic events in our neighborhood, any chance we can submit new ideas for the Participatory budget?

I for one would like to recommend the following:

Putting the full amount of the fund behind closing the "shooting window." Let's pay our officers a half hour of transition time extra, so that there is no gap in police force on our streets.

OR

If the Dunkin Donuts is that infested with drug deals, let's rent out that space. Turn it into a police sub station. Or a community check in.

OR

Let's put the funds towards LIGHTING Glenwood. And putting up more cameras.

Just a few ideas that would mean a lot more than some piece of art on the beach.

45 hours ago

Updated 4 hours ago

Did anyone see anything?

Sunday morning (10/15) around 5am I thought I heard something that sounded like a car accident. Got up and looked out my windows but couldn't see anything and didn't feel like going outside at that hour. Later that morning I got a call from someone in my building who told me that my he saw my car had been hit... as had 3 other neighbors (two of them other people in my building).

The four cars were parked on Pratt facing westbound across from Newgard, around 1434 Pratt. I'm asking if maybe someone - anyone - saw anything, got a description, license plate, something? Coz, of course, there was no note...

  • It is easy to not bother to call 911 either because you think its not a big deal or you think.someone else already did but I feel its better to call then to be sorry you didn't. Be anonymous if you prefer

  • Stepping into the conversation....RP needs to start installing more surveillance cameras on the commercial strips and apartment buildings.

3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Crime Scene Hoyne Between Birchwood and Howard

Walked home from CTA through a phalanx of CPD and the citizens who normally run the open air drug market in the parking lot behind the Public Storage at Hoyne and Howard. Heard complaints about bullet holes in cars, but no sign of EMT. Wondering if anybody in the n'hood heard anything about this. Hoping this particular enterprising gang finds a new distribution location. Nothing subtle about their presence all summer, so this event was just a matter of time. What is it about Howard and Hoyne so irresistible to the criminal element? Calls to CPD and Ward office and nothing changes.

  • @MA - graduates of Miss. Tidwinkle's Finishing School are aware that change cures all illegal activity and social and political ills. Unfortunately the Tidwinklers haven't a clue as to what that really means aside from having their servants open the windows, freshen the air and change the drapes.

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A steaming sack of s---

    @Omar - The CPD is on a short leash of their own making. Could they be more aggressive arresting based on loitering laws? Perhaps but consider the verbiage:

    "Whenever a police officer observes a member of a criminal street gang engaged in gang loitering with one or more other persons...

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    @Omar - The CPD is on a short leash of their own making. Could they be more aggressive arresting based on loitering laws? Perhaps but consider the verbiage:

    "Whenever a police officer observes a member of a criminal street gang engaged in gang loitering with one or more other persons in any public place designated for the enforcement of this section under subsection (b), the police officer shall, subject to all applicable procedures promulgated by the superintendent of police: (i) inform all such persons that they are engaged in gang loitering within an area in which loitering by groups containing criminal street gang members is prohibited; (ii) order all such persons to disperse and remove themselves from within sight and hearing of the place at which the order was issued; and (iii) inform those persons that they will be subject to arrest if they fail to obey the order promptly or engage in further gang loitering within sight or hearing of the place at which the order was issued during the next eight hours."

    A little complicated and forces a time element to be considered.

Sep 24

Updated Sep 24

HEY JOE, Where they dealing that smack in our land?

If you don't thing that there is heavy narcotics trafficking in this area that is related to this.......

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170924/rogers-park/rogers-park-shooting-wounds-man

    Rogers Park Shooting Wounds Man
    CHICAGO - A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded in Rogers Park early Sunday, police said. At 4:39 a.m., the man was in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road when he was shot in his abdomen, police said. The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Sep 07

Updated Sep 15

Devon Market is illegally charging Sweetened Beverage Tax to Water

Update check Devon Market on Facebook. They sent me a post claiming it was the bottled water tax. Wrong.
Then admitted it was incorrectly applied, only after I blasted the transaction on Facebook , twitter and NextDoor.
They admit they refund the tax to Link/SNAP recipients , but not to customers incorrectly charged??!!

Sep 12

Updated Sep 13

Woke Up By The Sound of Gunshots A Very Short Time Ago

Called 9-1-1 about 10 min ago because I was woken up by the sound of gunshots coming from the north/northeast of me which would be Howard or Rogers Avenue. The police responded within minutes. But, all was quiet when they went zooming down Rogers Avenue. Checked on my family members who wre sleeping. They are safe. So scary is the thought of a bullet coming through the walls or a window where we live and taking an innocent life of people I love.

  • That wasn't my question but thanks for your valued opinion. Ill consider it when I decide to care what random people think of my personality on the internet.

  • Personalities aren't evaluated; comments are evaluated. Opinions about comments are not attacks of a person.

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Sep 08

Updated Sep 09

$100 Counterfeit Bill Passed

Here is the guy who passed us the counterfeit $100 bill.
It was printed on a bleached $10 bill.
The back side was printed upside down.
The bill is printed on real US currency rag paper because it is a $10 bill
so it will pass the pen test.

  • Tired of Liars Sick and Tired of Self Serving Lying Politicians

    been going on for years. More common using $5 bills to print a $20 Always compare the president with the faint hologram of the president to his right when held up to direct light

Sep 05

Updated Sep 07

Neighborhood Watch Rogers Park

Shots heard, Police converge
9pm 9/4 next to the El overpass at Albion Ave. Haven't seen any details posted anywhere!?!

  • The owner of the car with the back window shot out and a few bullet holes in the body looks like a victim to me.

  • It was not clear in the initial reports, but there does now appear to be a victim in this case (someone was shot at), as well as material evidence of a shooting. There will have been a crime report written up and recorded. There's no reason to believe, as d3...

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    It was not clear in the initial reports, but there does now appear to be a victim in this case (someone was shot at), as well as material evidence of a shooting. There will have been a crime report written up and recorded. There's no reason to believe, as d3 initially claimed here, that this will be "another 'no crime took place' scenario that will be swept under the rug with no details or crime recorded."
    We need to distinguish between (a) cases where shots are simply heard by someone and (b) cases where a person is actually targeted by shots that miss. The police will record the latter as a crime; they simply cannot record the former.

Aug 30

Updated Aug 31

    Terrified Airbnb Guests Pack Bags At 4 A.M. After Deadly Shooting On Block
    ROGERS PARK - Rogers Park resident Fabiany Herrera wasn't home in the early morning hours of Aug. 20, when a drive-by shooting left two people wounded and a man dead just outside his building - but his Airbnb guests were.
    https://www.dnainfo.com
  • Duh did Mizz Manerzz forget about Sunday, March 12, 2017 when two men were killed and another was wounded while standing on an Edgewater sidewalk according to police? When someone gets shot in the head and is pronounced dead it doesn't sound like the alleged active community task force is doing too great of a job does it? Want to try spinning the good news story about Edgewater one more time? Or is this a case of "fake news"? http://abc7chicago.com/news/2-killed-1-wounded-in-edgewater-shooting/1796948/

  • d3 NOH

    Wazzup when did they get chased out? I've been reading stories about that area here frequently for years.... They wear white shirts ?

Aug 22

Updated Aug 31

Senseless Howard Street Shooting of Newlywed Immigrant echos of Wil Lewis Shooting

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/news/ct-evr-evanston-hamza-hammouis-tl-0824-20170818-story.html
Just another violent senseless shooting which took place in our community on the Evanston side of Howard. Blame it on whatever you want; a lack of deterrents, easy access to illegal firearm possession, opression, environmental factors, at risk factors due to economic imbalance....whatever the causes are, the perpetrator knew that his act was wrong and fled and should be criminally prosecuted to the absolute fullest extent of the law. There is absoluteluy no rational explanation for this.
Eric Vaughn is still awaiting trial in Cook County jail more than 3 years after the brutal execution of Wil Lewis for which he was responsible. Let's hope that justice is more expedient for the family of Hamza Hammouis.

    Man killed in Evanston was newlywed, had just moved to area
    Hamza Hammouis had stepped out with his wife and sister Monday, intending to snap early-morning photos of the city he newly called home when he encountered a man on Howard Street in Evanston. About 2:45 a.m., police said, the man shot and killed the new immigrant for an as-yet mysterious reason.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Pedrito I offer you the RED PILL, that's all.

    Tired of Liars is right!

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 + years

    Omar, because in some cases we know who is behind the screen name. That's true of both d3 and Tired.

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Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

Dogs off leash leads to road rage

Hello,
We witnessed a woman at Jarvis beach, after being called out about her dogs being off leash at 12:30pm on a crowded Jarvis beach, loose her temper in road rage at the person asking her to leash dogs.
It was upsetting as she swore, called racist names, and screamed obscenities .

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A steaming sack of s---

    @Pedro G. - Sure, you do that. If you are going to break the law and be disrespectful to your neighbors, be sure to double down on it.

    What kind of "doggie" are you getting buddy?

  • Bruce_ Comment by TBD, whom you've muted

    Something about .... that was a great movie. Even days after getting fired as a volunteer we remain friends.
    Snap goes the kindness sometimes. We all miss that art for arts sake guy.
    Community meetings lack New York intelligence since that guy crossed the veil.

    My dog is never on leash and even looks both ways before blessing a certain garden by the lake.

    Time for him to check his p-mail.

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Aug 24

Gunshots near Pratt & Glenwood

Did anyone else hear shots fired around Pratt & Glenwood - 2:30 AM

Aug 22

Updated Aug 23

And there was light...

Thanks Jim K, Omar, Pedro, and Wazzup for responding in the same positive spirit as I intended about scaring off car thieves. Happy to say that the streetlights were fixed on Monday and we have a lovely, well-lit square block now to discourage crimesters. I sincerely thank everyone who took the time to comment and provide feedback. Just mystified about why someone would want to pollute EveryBlock with hostility (Helen) because I didn't use the proper "thread" of communication. Many...

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Thanks Jim K, Omar, Pedro, and Wazzup for responding in the same positive spirit as I intended about scaring off car thieves. Happy to say that the streetlights were fixed on Monday and we have a lovely, well-lit square block now to discourage crimesters. I sincerely thank everyone who took the time to comment and provide feedback. Just mystified about why someone would want to pollute EveryBlock with hostility (Helen) because I didn't use the proper "thread" of communication. Many of us in Rogers Park are self-taught on the computer (which is not for rookies), proving that our brains might just be better conditioned with age and more adept at seeing the big picture. Please, neighbors, can we keep things upbeat and keep the big picture in mind? Why attract negativity to this wonderful crime-busting social media tool?

  • Emily B. Smith Medical Editor

    In answer to the question, "How many city workers did it ultimately take to screw in the light bulb", the answer is:
    Ten, but nine of them fell into potholes so it was only one.

  • Rob

    Emily - that doesn't account for how many need to stand around and supervise though!

Aug 21

Updated Aug 22

We scared off car thieves tonight

Dear neighbors:
We observed a young man trying to break into cars tonight about 3:00 a.m. right in front of our house. My fiancee yelled "Police!" real loud and it scared him away. Ha Ha
Our whole square block is VERY DARK because of at least four streetlights out, and I believe we have become a target for hoodlums who can see how dark it is. This is the 6600 north, square block bounded by Albion, Greenview, North Shore, and...

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Dear neighbors:
We observed a young man trying to break into cars tonight about 3:00 a.m. right in front of our house. My fiancee yelled "Police!" real loud and it scared him away. Ha Ha
Our whole square block is VERY DARK because of at least four streetlights out, and I believe we have become a target for hoodlums who can see how dark it is. This is the 6600 north, square block bounded by Albion, Greenview, North Shore, and Newgard. I have asked repeatedly to have the streetlights fixed, but if anyone in this square block would like to help, please e-mail or call the 49th Ward, Alderman Moore's office. We have requested these lights be fixed at least THREE times. Why help these rotten thieves by not having adequate street lights? Please help. Thanks, neighbors.
Emily

  • Tired of Liars Sick and Tired of Self Serving Lying Politicians

    In effect, these people are going to continue to escape from responsibility until someone or something acts to stop them. Their parents obviously never taught them anything about personal responsibility.

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - A steaming sack of s---

    @Tired of Liars - Okay, now I think you are focusing on the right issues. Railing against elected officials may be the right of every American, truth is, that sort of thing does very little to affect change.

    I am in complete agreement with you that there needs to be...

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    @Tired of Liars - Okay, now I think you are focusing on the right issues. Railing against elected officials may be the right of every American, truth is, that sort of thing does very little to affect change.

    I am in complete agreement with you that there needs to be more funding for mental health-related issues and the peripheral problems that you describe - aggressive panhandling, petty thefts, trespassing and the like are the kinds of problems that those with mental health problems become involved. Ambulatory and inpatient treatment programs are almost non-existent and these folks wind up in the criminal justice system when, instead, they should be getting their underlying mental health problems addressed. So, they wind up in the CCDOC taking up beds that criminal offenders should be occupying. Their offenses add to the court dockets and lengthen the wait times of more serious cases. The Cook County Sheriff then has to make decisions about how to allocate the resources of the DOC and stay out of trouble with the courts. See the complexity of the problem?

    I also agree that kids without parental supervision, those who are in single parent homes or where both parents have abdicated their responsibility for parenting, are at high risk for future criminal activity. But a child who is faced with those problems is a victim of her/his environment and the odds are high that she/he will go on to victimize others. Again, do you see the complexity of the problem?

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Jul 29

Updated Aug 19

Garage Break-in

My garage was broken into 6:30am this morning (Saturday) - 6600 block of N Glenwood (alley between Glenwood and Newgard). Guy got in through a window and rummaged around - went through glove compartment in car and through couple of bags.Nothing of note taken. Neighbor heard the noise and shouted and guy jumped the fence and ran south down the alley. Description of the guy is black male,slim,about 6ft tall wearing grey hoodie (that was pulled over face so couldn't...

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My garage was broken into 6:30am this morning (Saturday) - 6600 block of N Glenwood (alley between Glenwood and Newgard). Guy got in through a window and rummaged around - went through glove compartment in car and through couple of bags.Nothing of note taken. Neighbor heard the noise and shouted and guy jumped the fence and ran south down the alley. Description of the guy is black male,slim,about 6ft tall wearing grey hoodie (that was pulled over face so couldn't get face or age description) and long pair of jeans. He opened a bottle of tonic water I had in the garage and drank from it. I told the police this when I filed the report thinking maybe they could get DNA and see who the guy is.....but they were not interested in this.

  • mcleary Lifetime resident Edgewater/Rogers Park

    And come to think of it, had Bill in Rogers Park run into the crook in his garage and the crook had a gun, this could have had a different ending. Then I'm sure the Police would have been all over the bottle of tonic. At least he filed the police report, reported it etc which is more than I can say for the people who say "did anyone hear gun shots" and don't call 911.

  • Bill in Rogers Park Rogers Parker - co-founder of Glenwood Neighbors

    We seem to have spate of car and Garage break-ins in the neighborhood. This week in alley behind me I found envelope with car registration info,etc. I called the number found in the envelope and it was a cab driver who said his car had been broken into this week...

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    We seem to have spate of car and Garage break-ins in the neighborhood. This week in alley behind me I found envelope with car registration info,etc. I called the number found in the envelope and it was a cab driver who said his car had been broken into this week on the 1400 block of Arthur. Another neighbor in 1300 block of Albion said she saw 6ft, AfricanAmerican late teen early 20s wearing red and yellow hoodie checking out cars in middle of weekday afternoon. She lost sight of him and then saw him ransacking Neighbor's car. Police called but offender got away. And one additional note from my original post: Chicago Police detective did follow-up with me re my break-in. No suspect yet. So if you see guys checking out cars on the street and looking inside the vehicles, testing doors, etc. call 911 to get police presence.

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