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Sheridan road panhandling out of control again

I had to move because Bjb bought my building, but I still attend classes in the general area.
It went in cycles, the aggressive panhandling, during my residency, the worst when there was a McDonald's express next to Loyola red line. Such fine individuals, very community-service oriented would run in, announce which busses were arriving and then demand payment for this unasked for service.
Going to Cvs or Taco Bell is usually an invitation for some desperate person to rapidly...

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I had to move because Bjb bought my building, but I still attend classes in the general area.
It went in cycles, the aggressive panhandling, during my residency, the worst when there was a McDonald's express next to Loyola red line. Such fine individuals, very community-service oriented would run in, announce which busses were arriving and then demand payment for this unasked for service.
Going to Cvs or Taco Bell is usually an invitation for some desperate person to rapidly approach you and violate your personal space.
I especially take issue with well groomed, clean individuals standing less than five feet from Five guys making it impossible to enter without an interaction with them.
One woman has a very shiny, well maintained bald head. Her regular spot is far too close to the entrance of Five Guys.

I shave mine in solidarity with a family member on chemo and I have stubble by 1pm, if this person can keep it up that well they arent homeless or even marginally housed.
I am well aware people are moving out of nursing and group homes en masse into section 8 subsidized apartments into the zipcode, maybe their caseworkers will see this and address the issue a bit better.

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Oh, boo hoo. Nine posts in total thus far and not a single comment about how to deal with panhandling. My suggestions since it's not illegal to ask for money: ignore them, never give them money, and if they are on or immediately adjacent to private property, complain very loudly to the property owners. Of course, if you are specifically threatened or touched, then move to safety, then call 911 and stick around to swear out a complaint.

    What tactics or strategies do other people recommend?

  • Spam Alert Don't be selling your used junk up in here, okay?

    Sorry, Reid. I missed your suggestion.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Let's keep our comments civil

Lately multiple threads have been shut down due to violations of EveryBlock's policy of respectful comments.

If you post a comment, do not insult the person that you are reacting to.

........Keep your anger to yourself.

........You can disagree , but don't get nasty.

The rest of us want to see the range of thought on a particular topic.

We can also gain knowledge concerning a local topic.

Thank you for controlling your rage.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    "People could be nicer. It's not complicated."

    Says the guy who calls people trolls.

    Of course people could be nicer. They could also make use of the mute feature. But people have their own way of doing things.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    See...I knew we could all get along, how delightful!

14 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Hello every block

So after months of not being able to share my opinion on DNA INFO ive decided to join every block ..

  • ChessBoxer live and work in Rogers Park

    Its true. I had my post and account deleted recently for just asking questions. Its naked censorship. But if you like an echo chamber that reaffirms you bias then you are in the right place.

  • Michael Archangel Truth is NOT whatever you can get away with!

    @RPforlife - Welcome to the neighborhood.

    It is not a matter of the moderator not liking something. It is a matter of adhering to the rules of the site. This is not a public forum, as much as some want to talk about censorship. As long as you are reasonable with other members, even if you do not agree with one another, then you certainly will have no issues.

31 hours ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Loyola Redline Mugging This Weekend

I'm not seeing it in the news yet but apparently a young man was mugged Saturday night and has now died from the head trauma he sustained. A friend of his posted this on facebook. "He was found early Saturday morning at the Loyola station in Chicago. He was laying at the bottom of the stairs with his wallet missing and with serious head trauma."
This is all the info I have and just wanted my neighbors to be aware.

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Did someone claim the camera was broken? There is more than one, plus a chance he was followed off the train there would be the onboard right?

  • @jefferylittleton they couldn't pull footage yesterday due to holiday.

16 hours ago

‘Sullivan’ peers into lives of immigrant-rich soccer team from Rogers Park

1500-1599 W. Greenleaf Ave.

    'Sullivan' peers into lives of immigrant-rich soccer team from Rogers Park
    CHICAGO -- A new documentary tells the story of a local high school soccer team made up from refugees around the world. Brooklyn-based filmmaker Anthony Pellino directed the six minute documentary about a group of immigrants - 14 players from 13 different countries - who comprised the soccer team at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park.
    http://wgntv.com

19 hours ago

25 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings

...neighborhood. The boy was sitting in his vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage when an unknown male approached and fired shots, police said. The boy suffered multiple gunshot...

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...year-old man were in a gray Prius just before 2 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Sacramento when someone fired shots from another vehicle, according to Chicago Police. The woman suffered gunshot...

...Village neighborhood on the Near West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of South Morgan when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the...

...South Side. They were standing in a courtyard at 7:43 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Michigan when an unknown male approached and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. A 17-year...

...Heights neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 9900 block of South Carpenter when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He had been shot in the...

Two men were shot early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The men, ages 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked car about 12:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 21st Street when someone fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

    25 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 25 people were wounded by gunfire across Chicago over the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Two people were wounded in the most recent shooting, which happened early Tuesday on the South Side. A 24-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were in a gray Prius just before 2 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

6 days ago

Updated 26 hours ago

Drywall repair from leak

Any recommendations for a reliable person to repair a small ceiling / wall from a water leak?

  • i am a journeyman carpenter with seasonal availability. this time of year is very light for me and i would love to bid this job for you. let me know how you would like to proceed. matt.

2 days ago

Updated 33 hours ago

Three shot in separate attacks, including 16-year-old wounded in Rogers Park

The boy, 16, was sitting in a vehicle around 8:25 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage Avenue on the Far North Side when someone approached on foot and fired shots, police said.

    Teen shot in Rogers Park
    A teenage boy was shot and injured in the Rogers Park neighborhood Saturday night, Chicago police said. The boy, 16, was sitting in a vehicle around 8:25 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage Avenue on the Far North Side when someone approached on foot and fired shots, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Updated 35 hours ago

Weekly Update from Your Alderman – January 5, 2018

Gentile Arena, 6511 N. Sheridan

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Please visit the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, in the coming weeks to see the new public art that was recently installed in...

...of jackets, boots, blankets, and the like, please drop them off to Care For Real, 5339 N. Sheridan, to ensure they go to local families in need...

Black Button Eyes Productions opens “Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” tonight at Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway, a musical tribute to the poet. Click here for more information and showtimes.

Our office has smoke detectors available for neighbors who do not have one in their home. Please stop by the 48th Ward Office, 5533 N. Broadway, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm, to claim one. First come, first served.

Recycle your tree at Margate Park, 4921 N. Marine Drive., from Saturday, January 6, to Saturday, January 20. Click here for more details and other locations.

There will be opening celebrations for both of the works in 2018. “Hear I AM” will be dedicated on Saturday, January 15, at 1:30pm in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, and “Ashland” will be dedicated on Saturday, April 21, at 10am at its location at Thorndale and Sheridan.

...are every 2nd Thursday of the month at the Latin School Uptown & Edgewater Community Space (4956 N. Sheridan) from 4-5:30 PM. If you have an outstanding student in mind, please encourage...

Join the Circuit Court of Cook County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) for the following two (2) Senior Enrichment Seminars scheduled to be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois in Courtroom 2005 on the dates indicated below:

1070 W. Granville Avenue

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 5649 N. Sheridan

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

The Edgewater Public Library, 6000 N. Broadway, and the Bezazian Public Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St., offer a wide variety of programs and events each month.

Chicago 2018 Point-In-Time Count of Homeless PersonsThe City of Chicago’s 2018 Homeless Count will take...

North Shore Baptist Church, 5244 N. Lakewood

Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland

Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - January 5, 2018
    View this email in your browser Please visit the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, in the coming weeks to see the new public art that was recently installed in
    http://48thward.org

  • Can't wait! This should draw 3 or 4 additional people to your Facebook page. Which of your 5 pages will this be shared on?

  • Jeffrey Littleton Kindly control yourselves.

    Don't worry about it.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

38 hours ago

MLK Events to go to in the Chicago Area

• The City Year Chicago’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Opening Ceremony at Gale Elementary Community Academy, 1631 W. Jonquil Terrace from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; Governor Rauner is said to attend as well as Senator Dick Durbin

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• Mikva Challenge MLK Youth Summit at Jones College Prep, 700 South State St. at 10 a.m.; Mayor Emanuel Rahm is scheduled to deliver remarks.

• Willie Wilson’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will host Governor Rauner at the New Convenant Missionary Baptist Church at 754 E. 77th St. at 11 a.m.

               o Pack lunches and make blankers for youth and families with                            Honeycomb for La Casa Norte, at the Obama Foundation Offices,                      1538 East 53rd St.

    MLK Events to go to in the Chicago Area
    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored in a variety of ways across the nation on Monday. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, Illinois is just one of the many states partaking in a series of gatherings this holiday to commemorate his memory as an advocate for equality and justice.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

4 days ago

Updated 43 hours ago

Redline issues

Howard to Belmont, expect massive delays.

43 hours ago

17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

...neighborhood. The boy was sitting in his vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage when an unknown male approached and fired shots, police said. The boy suffered multiple gunshot...

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Two men were shot early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The men, ages 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked car about 12:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 21st Street when someone fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

...on the South Side. The man was sitting in the drive-thru lane in the 1400 block of West 47th Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital...

...m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Someone fired shots at a party in the 3900 block of West Arthington, striking three people, police said. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the neck...

    17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 17 people have been wounded by gunfire across Chicago since the start of Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. The most recent shooting happened Sunday evening when a man was wounded in a West Pullman neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

At Least 18 People Wounded in Weekend Shootings

A 16-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds to his body while sitting in a car in the 6700 block of North Hermitage, police said. The boy was shot when an unknown man walked up to the car and opened fire. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition, police said.

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On Friday evening, two teens were shot in the 9300 block of South Colfax just before 9 p.m., police said. The victims were walking down a sidewalk when a dark colored sedan pulled up and one of the occupants opened fire, striking both.

Early Saturday morning, three people were shot at a party in the 3900 block of West Arthington. The shooting occurred just after 4 a.m., and no one is in custody according to authorities.

A 38-year-old man was shot in the back while standing on a sidewalk in the 4700 block of West Huron at approximately 9 p.m. The man was approached by another man, who opened fire. The victim is in serious condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

In the 2300 block of North Lawndale at approximately 9:19 p.m., a 24-year-old man was parking his car when an occupant in another vehicle opened fire. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his back, police said.

At a party in the 900 block of West 114th Place, a 19-year-old man was shot in the right arm at approximately 1:30 a.m. The man was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man was sitting in the drive-thru of a restaurant in the 1400 block of West 47th Street at approximately 4:39 a.m. when he was shot in the left armpit. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said.

    At Least 18 People Wounded in Weekend Shootings
    Over the holiday weekend, 18 people have been shot and wounded across the city of Chicago, according to police. In the city's most recent shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 12300 block of South Union just after 6
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

2 days ago

16 People Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings

...neighborhood. The boy was sitting in his vehicle at 8:24 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage when an unknown male approached and fired shots, police said. The boy suffered multiple gunshot...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

The most recent shooting happened early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Two men, ages 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked car about 12:40 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 21st Street when someone fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

...on the South Side. The man was sitting in the drive-thru lane in the 1400 block of West 47th Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital...

...m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. Someone fired shots at a party in the 3900 block of West Arthington, striking three people, police said. An 18-year-old woman was shot in the neck...

    16 People Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 16 people have been wounded by gunfire across Chicago since the start of Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. The most recent shooting happened early Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Two men, ages 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked car about 12:40 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

TJam Kitchen, Casual Sophistication on Howard Street

Named after its owner and culinary institute trained chef Tony Jamaica, TJam Kitchen at 1418 W. Howard (773-381-8011) is a gem. Though it sways to a Latin rhythm, the menu is influenced by European, North and South American cuisine. The variety at TJam will delight omnivores, carnivores, veggies and vegans alike. Also enjoy the upbeat decor and original art work of co-owner and professional artist Lidoska Guietti. And be sure to check out each day's specials.

  • Joe Moore Alderman, 49th Ward

    60660Gal,

    Tony, the co-owner, is contemplating extending his hours into the evening. Stay tuned.

  • Reid Hyams X-Art Entertainment • Century 21 Universal

    TJam, the cuisine and the owners are the definition of awesome!!! I'm patently addicted.

2 days ago

Five shot in separate attacks, including 16-year-old wounded in Rogers Park

Earlier, the 16-year-old boy was sitting in a vehicle around 8:25 p.m. Saturday in the 6700 block of North Hermitage Avenue on the Far North Side when someone approached on foot and fired shots, police said.

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The men, 19 and 23, were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 2800 block of West 21st Street when someone shot them.

    Teen shot in Rogers Park
    A teenage boy was shot and injured in the Rogers Park neighborhood Saturday night, Chicago police said. The boy, 16, was sitting in a vehicle around 8:25 p.m. in the 6700 block of North Hermitage Avenue on the Far North Side when someone approached on foot and fired shots, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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