3 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECTION STARTS: 6/2/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/14/2018. ERECTION OF A TEMPORARY STAGE AND PLATFORMS FOR A MUSIC FESTIVAL. (1) 220'X50'X65' (2) 216'X50'X65' (3) 20'X40'X4' (4) 20'X40'X4'.

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued May 22, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

May 20

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/18/2018 Erection Starts: 5/30/2018, Erection Ends: 6/12/2018. ERECTION STARTS: 5/30/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/12/2018. ERECT FIFTEEN (15) TENTS, ONE (1) 20X30 FRAME TENT, EIGHT (6) 20X40 FRAME TENTS, FOUR 20X80 FRAME TENTS, ONE 20X120 (6MX36M) STRUCTURE TENT, ONE (1) 30X128 (9M39M) STRUCTURE TENT, ONE (1) 40X40 (12MX12) STRUCTURE TENT, ONE (1) 40X60 (12MX18M) STRUCTURE TENT. SETUP 5/30/18- REMOVE 6/12/18 ASSEMBLY

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued May 18, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL TEMP ELECTRICAL FOR THE SPRING AWAKENING EVENT

    1301 W. 14th St. Issued May 18, 2018 Comment

May 19

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 15

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 10

May 10

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 09

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 03

Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

May 01

Apr 30

1 man dead after shooting near University Village school

1228-1299 S. Throop St.

    1 man dead after shooting near University Village school
    CHICAGO -- A 29-year-old man was fatally shot near a school in the city's University Village neighborhood. Clarence Dabney was shot while sitting in a car around 2 p.m. on Monday near 13th and Throop streets. He was shot multiple times on the left side of his body.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 26

    China-based online education companies just launched an aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers
    Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there's perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now. The reason: China-based online education companies are in an apparent race with each other to hire U.S.
    https://finance.yahoo.com

Apr 25

We get more LOW marks for development and expansion!

With all the headlines about what a great job Chicago is doing...look at our ranking! Even po dunk little places are doing better! Even Detroit!

Perspective is important when winding through the spinn city hall throws out there.

source below

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-by-metro-area-ranked-san-francisco-seattle-austin-2018-4?amp%3Butm_medium=referral

    The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best
    The US economy varies in its biggest cities. Metro areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and San Jose have particularly strong economies; Cleveland, Virginia Beach, and Providence are much weaker. That's according to our ranking, which ranks metro areas by taking into account their unemployment rate, average weekly wage, job growth rate, GDP per capita, and GDP growth rate.
    http://www.businessinsider.com

Jun 22

Updated Apr 25

Link to Police Directives

Follow this link. you can find a treasure trove of police services you never dreamed of let alone knew exist. No more whining about not getting service. Quote the directive

http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/

    Chicago Police Department Directives System
    http://directives.chicagopolice.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u achieve anything Gabe? What was it?

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We went to the Directrive page again. We found a TREASURE TROVE of police forms that are supposed to be used to help us. Look under FORMS hyperlink. Ask the Superintendent and Gen Counsel to get the form up and running. do a foia and you can see if the form was used at all!

Apr 19

Updated Apr 20

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight: Great information. We are in the 1500 West blocks of Van Buren, Jackson, Adams and Monroe. We are on Adams which is part of the Jackson Blvd Historic District. Lots of old row-houses with Salvation Army's vacant facility on Monroe, vacant Church of the Epiphany and Chase House on...

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    gpblight: Great information. We are in the 1500 West blocks of Van Buren, Jackson, Adams and Monroe. We are on Adams which is part of the Jackson Blvd Historic District. Lots of old row-houses with Salvation Army's vacant facility on Monroe, vacant Church of the Epiphany and Chase House on Ashland and a new industrial tear-down at Adams and Laflin. Lots of reasons for the rat population to grow.

    I will study your details over the weekend, put together a plan and enlist the help of our wonderful neighbors and the new developers of the vacant buildings who are probably dying to figure out ways to be a good neighbor..

    Thank you so much.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

Apr 20

Apr 19

If you see overtime abuse REPORT IT!

THANK U Inspector General for exposing bad practices at the Police Department. Reform has started but because of anti reformers there is a HUGE struggle within the department itself.

Please find a way for WHISTLEBLOWERS to help you.

We all can help the IG keep us safer by holding a department ACCOUNTABLE as 5 regulatory agency reports say they need.

THANK U INSPECTOR GENERAL. Readers THINK on how bad practices are keeping your neighborhood dangerous and report abuses. The Inspectorgeneral...

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THANK U Inspector General for exposing bad practices at the Police Department. Reform has started but because of anti reformers there is a HUGE struggle within the department itself.

Please find a way for WHISTLEBLOWERS to help you.

We all can help the IG keep us safer by holding a department ACCOUNTABLE as 5 regulatory agency reports say they need.

THANK U INSPECTOR GENERAL. Readers THINK on how bad practices are keeping your neighborhood dangerous and report abuses. The Inspectorgeneral homepage has a place to report and make positive suggestions.

Our Superintendent is doing more than any other in this effort. We need to support him in ways that are meaningful. He gets reports. Reports may not be true. It is up to us to tell him the truth. It is our new civic duty in a place like chicago.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-police-overtime-ig-report-20171004-story.html

    Chicago police overtime monitored loosely and ripe for abuse, report finds
    The Chicago Police Department has failed to closely monitor its massive spending on officer overtime - a combined $575 million over the last six years - or take measures to prevent officers from abusing the system, an investigation by the city's watchdog concluded.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 19

Apr 18

who is interested in signing up with States Attorney Prosecutor?

The States Attorney Office is interested in making a MAP of public and private Camera addresses. Would u be willing to sign up for this list?

the purpose is to get evidence for crimes in HIGH CRIME areas like ours.

It could help with Prosecutions

Apr 18

Man charged with murder in 2 arson deaths at West Side store in 2000

A Chicago police officer talks with youngsters, at left, outside Mike & Sons Food and Liquor, 1359 W. Roosevelt Road, after they escaped a fatal fire there. Lemanuel Jackson, at right, is charged with murder in the deaths of two women in the fire.

Reed, of the 1400 block of West 14th Street — originally identified in Tribune stories as Annie Edwards — and Smith, 25, of the 1200 block...

...14th Street — originally identified in Tribune stories as Annie Edwards — and Smith, 25, of the 1200 block of South Throop Street, were killed. A customer who was checking out with Reed at the time of the...

    Man charged with murder in 2 arson deaths at West Side store in 2000
    A man who set up and carried out the arson of a Near West Side liquor store that killed two women who worked there has been arrested and charged almost 18 years after the killings, authorities said Tuesday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 13

Updated Apr 13

    Amazon delivers a $1B check to video doorbell maker Ring
    Amazon is expanding its presence in the smart home market. The e-commerce giant announced Thursday it has officially closed the deal to buy the home security device company Ring. It's a reported $1 billion acquisition, making it one of Amazon's biggest purchases. Ring, founded in 2013, has more than three million users.
    https://www.cbsnews.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I have spoken to several on our block who are INTERESTED! I spoke to some technology people in the city. They are interested.

    Hot diggity dog.

Apr 13

    City of Chicago Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety Releases Initiated Projects List
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2018 PRESS CONTACT: Natalie A. Kuriata, (773) 478-8417 City of Chicago Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety Releases Initiated Projects List The Office of the Deputy Inspector General for Public Safety (Public Safety) is announcing its first list of initiated projects related to police and police accountability functions and operations in the City of Chicago.
    http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org

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