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What ever happened to the King Memorial Mural at 43rd and Langley?

...on a four-acre area in North Lawndale, is centered around the demolished tenement at 1550 S. Hamlin where King and his family lived in 1966 during his Chicago campaign for fair housing...

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At the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Langley Avenue, the ghosts are still trying to speak. It's an unremarkable corner in a rebounding...

...chieftain. It stood in front of the Martin Luther King Apartments, a housing project at Madison and Kedzie that replaced buildings burned out in the 1968 riots after King's assassination. But a...

...artists Sonja Henderson and John Pitman Weber stand in a mosaic-decorated park plaza at 67th and Kedzie...

    What ever happened to the King Memorial Mural at 43rd and Langley?
    courtesy Eugene "Eda" Wade At the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Langley Avenue, the ghosts are still trying to speak. It's an unremarkable corner in a rebounding niche of Bronzeville, occupied by a blandly newish subsidized town-house apartment building. But in the late 1960s this corner was the site of the nation's most renowned African-American mural.
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Fire on Kedzie

An abandoned building burned to the ground on the 1800 block of Kedzie. The smoke cover the whole neighborhood and the streets are blocked off. Be careful.

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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.

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  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Daniel, send an email to john.tully@cityofchicago.org, Cole.Stallard@cityofchicago.org
    Ask if they can have Debbie schedule a Safer cleanup with Don's crew. They do an excellent job of clean up.

    Then ask if the Weed sprayer can come and spray at the alley and around paremeters of lots with metal post so...

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    Daniel, send an email to john.tully@cityofchicago.org, Cole.Stallard@cityofchicago.org
    Ask if they can have Debbie schedule a Safer cleanup with Don's crew. They do an excellent job of clean up.

    Then ask if the Weed sprayer can come and spray at the alley and around paremeters of lots with metal post so there is less growth that has to be hand hacked.

    Then ask if Josie can have Rat Patrol come down your alley. They need to Bait and order replacement garbage cans, and replacement for damaged cans. If you have lots of can theft, residents need to put cans in and out of the alley for garbage pickup days to avoid more theft.

    We are STUCK because we cannot get CPD to catch can thieves and arrest them or give them a ticket. Same for those who litter. Fill in a form 21-235 form and turn it in to the Superintendent. CAPs ois supposed to be the mainstay of ordering city services.

    Search COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND CITY SERVICES,, 2018, Directive and you can see it

    Read the Directive. Reroute orders to CPd CAPS and DEMAND from the Superintendent the District people do as he directed.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The problem is ACCOUNTABILITY in every city department. Crews get dispatched. They may or may not do the work you ordered. Nobody sits on their heads until it gets done the right way. Emailing directly their Commissioner and telling the Commissioner the truth of what is happening in the field...

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    The problem is ACCOUNTABILITY in every city department. Crews get dispatched. They may or may not do the work you ordered. Nobody sits on their heads until it gets done the right way. Emailing directly their Commissioner and telling the Commissioner the truth of what is happening in the field is one GREAT way to get the work done.

    It has taken a long time but we cleaned up a disgustingly filthy 6-8 block area. It was a real struggle of wills between union feet on the ground slacking and their supervisors. The Mayor and Commissioner of a department yield a big bat.

    Redirect your strategy for clean up. This method will work. It just takes followup after followup after followup.

    If you have time to walk with Rat Patrol, the Safer Crew, other City crews the job done will be better. Why, you are watching. You will be the only person watching because typically supervisors let false reports get submitted and it looks like things are good in the field.

    If you follow this protocol; post the results and how fast you got results. SHARING success is the best way to get things done faster, better, cheaper.

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We asked for your 1968 riot stories. You responded.

When he finished his shift, Pirjevec returned to the Fillmore District police station at 4001 W. Fillmore St., which was a half block away from a nearby viaduct and train tracks. The area was nearly pitch black, Pirjevec remembered, save for the glow of one street light.

About four years after the riots, Givens’ family moved about a mile southwest to 15th Street and Lawndale Avenue. Givens went on to work for an automotive financing company and relocated to Milwaukee. There...

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She took the “L” to 63rd Street and University Avenue, and as soon as she exited the train, she could hear glass shattering, people shouting...

In his first full year of teaching, Prietz, then 23, remembers increasingly hearing the wailing of sirens and seeing plumes of smoke from the building at 13th Place and Homan Avenue.  

...behind, teachers devised a plan to form a car convoy to the Sears warehouse at Homan Avenue and Arthington Street, which had its own police detail. The teachers appointed an African-American teacher to lead...

...Sicily, was attacked and beaten by rioters at his tailor shop at the corner of Mohawk Street and North Avenue. (Family photo...

The couple made it to the Austin Boulevard stop and headed to the Topper’s Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge in the 300 block of North Austin Boulevard for a drink to calm their nerves.

Chicago police officers, Eigel said, had pulled up to a clothing store near Madison and Pulaski and backed their squad cars up to the shop's rear. They then loaded their trucks with as much as they could haul out, he said.

He opened the front door of the three-story apartment building near Troy Street and 13th Street, and saw people running through the streets shouting in anguish.

    RAGE, RIOTS, RUIN
    When a bullet felled Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., the death of the civil rights leader reverberated across the country. Five hundred miles away in Chicago, King's assassination blindsided black communities he had fought for.
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Apr 07

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    BUILDING IS CURRENTLY A MIXED-USE STRUCTURE CONSISTING OF A FIRST FLOOR RETAIL SPACE AND A MULTI-UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING (8 UNITS). THE CURRENT OCCUPANCIES ARE CLASS E AND CLASS A-2, THESE OCCUPANCIES WILL NOT CHANGE DURING THIS PROJECT. THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT IS TO ADDRESS STRUCTURAL VIOLATIONS FROM THE DEPT. OF BUILDINGS. WORK INCLUDES REINFORCING FLOORS, REINFORCING/REPLACING BEAMS, COLUMNS, & FOOTINGS, AND ADDING BEARING WALLS. NO MEP WORK IS INCLUDED IN THIS PERMIT SCOPE. MEP VIOLATIONS BEING ADDRESSED UNDER SEPARATE PERMIT.

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Woman wounded on Lake Shore Drive among 4 shot in Chicago

It happened about 6:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue in Lawndale.

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The 26-year-old woman was a passenger in a car traveling north in the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive on the Near North Side when someone shot her from a silver four-door sedan around 2:05 a.m., police said.

Police originally reported the address of the shooting as in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

About 20 minutes after the shooting, officers spotted a silver sedan traveling south in the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

The fatal shooting happened about 3 a.m. in the Marquette Park neighborhood in the 7000 block of South Fairfield Avenue.

The man was on the sidewalk in the 800 block of East 89th Place when someone shot at him from a red sedan, hitting him in the head and body.

    West Side shooting wounds man, 37
    A man was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night in the Lawndale neighborhood, according to Chicago police. It happened about 6:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue in Lawndale. The man, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.
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Apr 05

Woman wounded on Lake Shore Drive among 3 shot in Chicago

It happened about 6:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue in Lawndale.

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The 26-year-old woman was a passenger in a car traveling north in the 3100 block of North Lake Shore Drive on the North Side when someone shot her from a silver four-door sedan around 2:05 a.m., police said.

About 20 minutes after the shooting, officers spotted a silver sedan traveling south in the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

The man was on the sidewalk in the 800 block of East 89th Place when someone shot at him from a red sedan, hitting him in the head and body.

    West Side shooting wounds man, 37
    A man was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday night in the Lawndale neighborhood, according to Chicago police. It happened about 6:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue in Lawndale. The man, who was shot in the abdomen, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 05

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS TO AN EXISTING TWO STORY TWO UNIT MASONRY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING. REPLACE DRYWALL ON EXISTING STUDS, UPGRADE MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING. NEW FOOTINGS FOR BASEMENT COLUMNS, NEW COLUMN FOOTINGS AND RAILING SUPPORTS FOR REAR WOOD PORCH

    1340 S. Avers Ave. Issued April 3, 2018 Comment

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