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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.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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Apr 18

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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Updated Apr 18

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

  • 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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ALTERATION OF EXISTING 3 D.U. MASONRY RESIDENCY WITH NEW REAR WOOD PORCH AND MASONRY GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK TO INCLUDE VIOLATIONS AS PER PLANS.

    1325 S. Komensky Ave. Issued April 10, 2018 Comment

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIRS ONLY TO WOOD PORCH. SEALING & FLASHING FOR ROOF. REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL AS NEEDED. (NO ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT)- (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    1537 S. Pulaski Rd. Issued April 4, 2018 Comment

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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50 years ago, Chicago’s West Side burned after MLK’s death. Some neighborhoods never recovered.

King moved into a dingy, $90-a-month apartment inside a three-story building at 1550 S. Hamlin Ave. in North Lawndale. There was no lock on the front door, and the entryway had...

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...Guard. Thirty minutes later, the first fire had broken out at a furniture store near West Madison and Oakley Boulevard on the Near West Side...

At Roosevelt and Homan Avenue, buildings were already ablaze. Using matches and lighters, some members of the group started smaller...

A city bulldozer in the 3300 block of West Madison Street clears rubble of riot-torn buildings on April 7, 1968. It was in this block...

King and his organization took over an apartment building at 1321 S. Homan Ave., encouraging its residents to use their monthly rent to rehabilitate the building. He marched in...

On a recent chilly weekday afternoon, cars were parked on a grassy lot near Roosevelt and St. Louis Avenue. Nearby an overturned bucket, a milk crate and a weathered office chair created a makeshift...

...to revitalize the West Side, including a couple of blocks of burned-out land near Kedzie Avenue and Roosevelt...

...meeting and office spaces aimed at cultivating local food startups on the southeast corner of Lake Street and Kedzie...

    RAGE, RIOTS, RUIN
    Sixteen-year-old Betty Johnson arrived home to find her mother frantically loading the station wagon with clothes and canned goods, and her father and brothers on the roof futilely directing a garden hose at a neighboring building going up in flames. It was April 5, 1968, one day after the Rev.
    http://graphics.chicagotribune.com

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