Jun 08

Updated 2 days ago

Does anyone have a RING doorbell?

Can you tell your experience? THANKS Several on our block are considering getting one.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    My neighbor says the same thing. She likes the Comments.

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Hey, gpblight, if you haven't bought the Ring doorbell, and you want to, go to QVC.com. Today, Saturday, they have a special: $84.95 with 5 easy payments of $16.99 (and free shipping too!). There you can watch a video presentation and see reviews.

    I hope you get this in time.

2 days ago

Free Summer Solstice Party : food, drink, live music, raffle with prizes, baby goats!

Join us for our Summer Solstice Grand Opening Party! The party is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and friends!

When: Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM. Rain or shine.
Where: Blue Island Traditional Medicine. 1843 S. Racine Ave. (on the corner of 19th and Racine)
Who: We are a holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, yoga, nutritional counseling, and animal therapy
What: Our grand opening party! Celebrate the summer & our open doors. We will have snacks, beverages, a band, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, and a visit from our therapy animals (five baby goats and a pony (!)).
How much: Free
More information: www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com. Instagram: @blueislandmedicine

2 days ago

3 days ago

Driver Fatally Struck Cyclist Raul Ortiz-Gomez, 41, in West Town

Ogden is a direct diagonal route from the North Side to the Southwest Sides. In December 2013, a drunk driver fatally struck Hector Avalos, 28, on the 2500 block of West Ogden, 2.5 miles southwest of yesterday’s crash site, as Avalos was biking from his job as a cook at a River North restaurant.

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Ortiz-Gomez, who lived on the 2600 block of South Harding in Little Village, was transported to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    Driver Fatally Struck Cyclist Raul Ortiz-Gomez, 41, in West Town
    A 40-year-old male driver has been cited after he struck and killed Raul Ortiz-Gomez, 41, in West Town Wednesday night. At about 9:30 p.m. Ortiz-Gomez was biking on the west side of Ogden, according to Officer Jessica Rocco from Police News Affairs, who said it has not been determined which direction the cyclist was traveling.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

4 days ago

5 days ago

Holistic health clinic opens in Pilsen

Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

If you are a Pilsen resident, you receive your first treatment (acupuncture or bodywork) 25% off, and if you are a Pilsen small business owner, your first acupuncture treatment is free.

Mark your calendars: our Grand Opening Summer Solstice party will be Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM... We hope to see you there!

    Welcome
    Holistic, person-centered healthcare in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Effective and long-lasting solutions.
    https://www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

Jun 08

Problems getting 911 response?

This past week a 911 Supervisor filed a SPECIAL ATTENTION for the address that is problematic.

With a SPECIAL ATTENTION CPD will have to do more.

Never talk to the front line operator. Always speak to a Supervisor. Ask what additional things they can do when 911 OEMC calls are not responded to by CPD.

You can foia the special attentions. Then throw them to the IG. Perhaps the Ig will get better results than we residents who do not get 911 responses that are meaningful.

Jul 26 2012

Updated Jun 06

Alderman Complaints ?

http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed...

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http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed with this Office in writing, preferably on an OEIG complaint form, or orally. You may file a complaint by (i) completing a form online at https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx, (ii) calling the Office's toll-free hotline (866) 814-1113; (iii) sending a completed complaint form to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, Attention Complaint Division, 32 West Randolph, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60601; (iv) faxing a completed complaint form to (312) 814-5479; (v) contacting the Office by telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at (888) 261-2734 or (vi) visiting the Office at its Springfield or Chicago locations.

Complaint Form

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread with a next n related issue. Does anyone know which commissioner or department someone should contact in order to get speed bumps placed in a high traffic alleyway . Also on the subject of issues in North Lawndale and Garfield Park are there any meetings or communicable formats in which we can all meet and discuss issues and resolutions to problems; Outside of my favorite every Block website

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    speedbumps are provided by CDOT. email rebekah.scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org, Tom.carney@cityofchicago.org

    There are some restrictions and requirements. I think a traffic study has to be done to justify.

Jun 06

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May 31

We have a Deputy for Public Safety!

Many have problms they+post on EB. Maybe this person/department can HELP U!

Take a risk! Seek them out!

http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/about-the-office/employment-opportunities/now-hiring/deputy-inspector-general-for-public-safety/

    DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
    Copyright © 2008 - 2018 City of Chicago Office of Inspector General, All Rights Reserved.
    http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org

May 28

Updated May 30

Are things better for those living in the 11th District?

Do u live in the 11th District? The Commander regularly goes on TV and says how things are getting better here. Do you agree or disagree? Please post your opinion here and give as many details as you can.

  • Police Commanders are just like Politicians, Don't believe any words coming out of their Mouths!!!

May 30

Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders

CHICAGO, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Utopia informally launches today as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

More: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nonprofit-utopia-launches-on-mighty-networks-to-develop-the-next-generation-of-ethical-leaders-300656275.html?tc=eml_cleartime

    Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders
    May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Utopia informally launches today as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
    https://www.prnewswire.com

May 30

May 23

May 06

Updated May 20

12-Year-Old Among 19 Wounded in Saturday Shootings Across Chicago

Two women were shot in the 2700 block of West Ogden just before 8 p.m., police said. A dark colored sedan pulled up to the two women and an occupant opened fire, striking them both in the lower body. Police have not released the womens’ condition at this time. 

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In the city's most recent shooting, a 12-year-old boy was shot while standing in a group in the 3300 block of West Madison, police said. 

A pair of people were in critical condition at Illinois Masonic Hospital after they were shot in the 2500 block of North Cicero on Saturday morning.

Another man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times while riding his bike in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt, police said. A dark-colored vehicle pulled up alongside him at approximately 3:11 p.m., and one of the occupants opened fire.

The circumstances surrounding a shooting in the 3600 block of North Luna are unclear, but what is known is that a 16-year-old boy was shot in the face inside of a residence just after 2:30 a.m.

Just before 2 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Wolcott, two men heard shots and were hit by gunfire. A 29-year-old man was...

At 1:56 a.m., a 30-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of west 21st Place when a man at the other end of the block fired shots at him. He was struck in the left thigh, and is in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.

A pair of young men were shot in the 5400 block of West Haddon at approximately 3:09 a.m. A 22-year-old man and a 19-year...

A 52-year-old woman refused medical attention after she was shot while walking in the 1000 block of South Pulaski at approximately 4:30 a.m. She suffered a graze wound to her right calf, police said.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 5800 block of West Division, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

    12-Year-Old Among 19 Wounded in Saturday Shootings Across Chicago
    At least 19 people have been shot and wounded across the city of Chicago on Saturday, according to police. In the city's most recent shooting, a 12-year-old boy was shot while standing in a group in the 3300 block of West Madison, police said.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • Nessuno, U R Dead- Nuts- On!!! Couldn't have said it any better myself! Love the Old Style Sign BTW!!!

  • A Kelvyn Park Lifer

    Nessuno, you deserve a standing ovation!

May 18

Want to see articles critical of CPD?

A google search brought up these interesting articles. Wade through and read. See if it applies to your problems/issues....THEN u will know WHY. We need a massive reform.

source, googlesearch

https://www.google.com/search?q=text2tip%2C+chicago+police%2C+is+it+successful+or+a+failure%3F&oq=text2tip&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i59l3.13151j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    text2tip, chicago police, is it successful or a failure? - Google Search
    Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department. ... I have only heard of text2tip and cpdtip. .... I dropped off a pair of shoes with specific instructions as to when I needed them and they failed. 0. 0 .....
    https://www.google.com

May 17

Want to know why service sucks?

My expat friend in Bangkok sent me this link. The source is abc7
If you got time to list the little ways you are cheated in your everyday life plz post.

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/report-chicago-most-corrupt-city-in-us/3478310/

    Report: Chicago most corrupt city in U.S.
    A report released Tuesday ranks Chicago as the most corrupt city in the country and Illinois as the third-most corrupt state. "What we find is a very dreary picture.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 15

Updated May 16

Another shooting on 3200 W Walnut block

In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are...

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In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are cameras 7114, 194, 7113 nearby. The highly touted strategic decision camera room is in the 11th District just steps from the Commanders' Office. Aerial satellite views show the entire route of start and end where bad guys go. Still CPD makes no arrests most of the time.

Do we have an 17% murder solve rate meaning 83% failure rate? Do we have a less than 30% crime solving meaning 70% failure rate. Those kinds of data mean MANY should be cut loose and sharper tacks hired. Maybe US military peacekeepers who are accustomed to working in bad areas like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria could do a better job than what we have now. They would not be AFRAID which is the most common excuse we get.

Can u speculate as to WHY our police are not able to SOLVE crime issues here in EGP? Plz chatter here. WE NEED HELP solving this chronic problem frought with red tape, institutional barriers (like talking to a brick wall)...

There are better, faster, cheaper ways to problem solve than what we got. Can u contribute to the conversation here? THANKS

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Guess we made the news this am. Firey crash was a result of shootings on Walnut. Source below

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/15/garfield-park-shooting-police-chase/

    Ring doorbell gives better crime alert that the Commander at 11. His typical response as is the response of his people is " this is an ongoing investigation and we can;t release any information."

    We deserve better information than that from the Commander. maybe we should go directly to the Police department responsible for press releases.

May 14

May 12

You're Invited to the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia!

I will be launching Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders on June 26, 2018. I would love for you to come out. Register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-utopia-launch-tickets-45200346453

    Nonprofit Utopia Launch
    What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that? We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

May 10

Updated May 12

Are u a filmmaker? Want to earn $400. My neighbor is trying to get footage.

We have not been able to clean up the Kedzie/Lake area in decades. A neighbor is taking a bold step by asking someone to make a video. The video will be used to send to government agencies including the Mayor and Police and ask that they ENFORCE LAWS.

Are you a filmmaker? Are you interested in helping a neighborhood recover from blight? This might just be up your alley.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cwg/d/mini-film-project-at-kedzie/6585347954.html

    Mini-Film project at Kedzie/Lake for Adventurous film student/creator
    I'm hiring a short term gig for a week. Your job would be to document for a few hours each day at the Kedzie and Lake Green line station. The purpose of these videos is to show the debris, nuisance...
    https://chicago.craigslist.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Any creative types in the neighborhood or Art schools? Opportunity to help neighborhood get rid of problem spots on their own as we are NOT able to get the government to do it.

May 11

Updated May 11

Corrupt Cops from West side indicted

We have all heard stories about Corrupt West side Cops who do bad things. Read and see if these guys did anything to people you know. If they did, report to CPD and ask for Justice.

Source Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cops-charged-stealing-cash-drugs-20180510-story.html

    Two Chicago gang cops indicted on federal charges they stole cash and drugs
    A Chicago police sergeant and an officer who works for him on a West Side gang squad have been indicted on federal charges alleging they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from properties they raided. The charges against Sgt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If u know anybody who had trouble from these Indicted Cops, ask for justice.

May 11

Unhappy with Greenline Kedzie stop?

CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. ....

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CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. .

If u are unhappy with the conditions near the CTA Greenline/ Kedzie stop please post your comments here.

Also here is the State Transit Inspector general Complaint form. The union maintenance crew does a miserable job of cleaning the p-ss in,the elevator. SUPERVISOR does not supervise. Security camera on ceiling of elevator is NOT used to arrest and prosecute. CTA security does not keep area clear of drug dealing and other 7noleasantries near the station.

Post complaints and suggestions here. File a complaint with the OIG

Lets see what we cando!

https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/complaints/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx

May 10

Problem with Liquor stores? Report them

A neighbor sent me this link this am. It might be a good place for some of you to send data and get positive results from the State as opposed to no results from the City.

https://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/sitepages/licenselookup.aspx?Status=A&Owners=SEARCY,%20PERCELL&;

    ILCC
    https://www.illinois.gov

May 05

Updated May 09

Looking for a regular lawn guy. 3305/07 W. Walnut.

It takes about 45 minutes for an experienced guy to cut. Size 80' x 40' approx.
Want to cut every 3 weeks throughout the summer.

Post here if you are interested and then click head icon and email me direct.

THANKS

May 06

Updated May 08

10 bad habbits/Cost Homeowners

This interesting article can help homeowners save $$. We were guilty of HALF OF THEM.

Read and maybe you can save some $$.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/10-bad-habits-that-can-cost-homeowners-in-the-long-run/2018/04/06/c8b6c2d2-339b-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.072965a8f7d9

  • Awesome! And don’t forget to shop at Menards... everybody knows you save more money at Menards..

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yes, they have nice sales. They have a 40 lb bag of gypsum for yards and gardens that is $5. You can pay $5 for a 1 lb bag or $5 for a 40 lb bag. Go figure. I guess decorative colorful bags cost a fortune.

  • ..kitchen, electrical, appliances, too - the savings will always come right back to you..

May 08

Man whose relatives were shot outside Mount Sinai Hospital dies: officials

Two women, both 35, were shot outside the hospital in the 2700 block of West Ogden Avenue about 8 p.m. Saturday, police said. One was the man’s sister, another a cousin, family members said Saturday. Both women suffered gunshot wounds to the lower body and were treated at Mount Sinai.

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...at a gas station in the Lawndale neighborhood, according to police. The victim, injured at 3731 W. Roosevelt Road, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai at 12:19 p.m. Monday, according to the...

    Man whose relatives were shot outside Mount Sinai Hospital dies: officials
    A man shot over the weekend on the West Side died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital, where two women were shot outside while waiting for news about him Saturday, authorities said. The man, 25, whose name was not yet being released, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being shot about 3:15 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 07

Mt. Sinai Hospital Briefly Locked Down After Fight In Lobby

In that incident, two women were shot in the 2700 block of West Ogden.

    Mt. Sinai Hospital Briefly Locked Down After Fight In Lobby
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A fight in the lobby of Mt. Sinai Hospital sent a large police response to the facility on Monday afternoon. The medical center was locked down for about 30 minutes to restrict entry and exit to protect patients and caregivers.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 07

Mount Sinai Hospital Placed on Lockdown

The women, both 35-years-old, were shot when someone in a dark colored car fired shots about 8 p.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of West Ogden, Chicago Police said.

    Mount Sinai Hospital Placed on Lockdown
    Mount Sinai Hospital was placed on lockdown Monday afternoon, the hospital confirmed. Details on what prompted the lockdown weren't immediately known. Over the weekend, two women were wounded in a shooting just outside the hospital in Chicago's Douglas Park neighborhood. The women, both 35-years-old, were shot when someone in a dark colored car fired shots about 8 p.m.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

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