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17 hours ago

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

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5 days ago

jdunlevy posted 2 photos to Flickr:

5 days ago

1611 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 posted 1 photo to Fotella:
1707 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 posted 1 photo to Fotella:

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

    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.

5 days ago

    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

6 days ago

Pilsen Residents: Please note the "Chicago P...

Pilsen Residents: Please note the "Chicago PD" filming schedule for tomorrow, April 13th, which will enforce a No Parking Zone from 5:00am to 4:00pm: East side of Blue Island from 16th to 18th St. North side of 18th St. from Blue Island to Ada West side of Ada from 18th St. to 1750 S. Ada If you have any questions, concerns or special needs, please contact the City of Chicago Film Offie: 312.744.6415.


Feb 10 2017

Updated Apr 11

Shot spotter strategy! Will it help?

The sound of gunshot will dispatch police who have the special celphomes. Technology is good. Lets see if if this strategy works. POD cameras were/are not widly used as a tool.

Source is from link below

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/12302593/chicago-police-deploy-gunshot-detection-technology-to-curb-shootings

    Chicago police deploy gunshot detection technology to curb shootings
    Jan. 28--Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department commanders on Friday touted advances in technology that could help officers pinpoint gunfire instantly, part of their newest efforts to combat gun violence plaguing the city.
    http://www.securityinfowatch.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We had semi automatic fire last week end. We did NOT get police response in seconds.

    Sometimes shots are not counted at all.

Mar 19 2017

Updated Apr 11

What???? No city services ordered or completed in ward 28 ?????

Can this be true???? If it is!!!! Who is to blame????? The ward is a trainwreck

http://chicagoworksforyou.com/ward/28/#/

Checkout chicagoworksforyou.com for your,ward.

    Ward 28
    The citywide dashboard with ward-by-ward views of service delivery in Chicago.
    http://chicagoworksforyou.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The commissioner did not die. Robert Meyers in charge of lights died. He was a remarkable civil servant and the job pressure may have killed him. Many who work extremely hard can work themselves to death. People with his kind of dedication are the real heroes on Chicago government. He...

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    The commissioner did not die. Robert Meyers in charge of lights died. He was a remarkable civil servant and the job pressure may have killed him. Many who work extremely hard can work themselves to death. People with his kind of dedication are the real heroes on Chicago government. He was humble and even tempered. He would bristtle if I told,him stories like yours,and deny defects in the system. He was loyal to the union and his people.

    Foia service requests for alley lights using the range of addresses on your block. See what the real status of where your service requests went. If u see that requests were marked"completed" and they were not; send to the commissiomer Rebekah Scheinfeld and IG Josepj Ferguson.

    The object is to hold workers responsible when they falsify work orders. Falsifying work orders means turning on a time sheet saying you did work when in fact you did not. People who have been playing this game for decades have gotten away with their cheating and fraud because WE do not report them to the proper authorities.

    You know the best way to get city service is to ask the mayor and commissiomer. Why didn't u do this?

    Letterforthemayor@cityofchicago.org
    Rebekah.scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We are trying to get the 11th District to follow (3) Directives given to me by Gen Csl of CPD. Riding for 6 months with an Area North CAPS co coordinator the (3) Directives were not followedto the letter.

    We requested Organized Crime fill in forms and got better results....

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    We are trying to get the 11th District to follow (3) Directives given to me by Gen Csl of CPD. Riding for 6 months with an Area North CAPS co coordinator the (3) Directives were not followedto the letter.

    We requested Organized Crime fill in forms and got better results. They are now too busy to do it.

    We will now have clusters of people fill in 21-235 forms and submit them directly to the Superintendent, the responding department, and Dept of Information Technology.

    We expect having heads of Departments track orders that can be foia'd will help improve city service requests.

    There is some kind of conventional wisdom that needs to change. We PAY civil servants who are on our streets, sidewalks, etc hour by hour. YET instead of them ordering service we need or supervisors or Aldermen ordering what we need THE RESPONSIBILITY IS SHIFTED TO US.

    MANAGEMENT needs to hold their staff ACCOUNTABLE. CAPs is Directed to turn in service requests and does not in any meaningful way in ghettos. Instead city employees push their responsibility on to citizens. Citizens give up when they call time and time again and do not get service. The IG needs to follow the order trails and punish slackers.

    It is great you are able to get city service! We are getting pretty good service in a 6-8 block test area but it is a daily email paper trail.

Mar 28 2017

Updated Apr 11

New CPD Strategic Decision Strategies to fight crime

Lets see if things get better. Jonathan seems to be sincere. Can he get better results? Technology used effectively can bring wusmtum leaps,in,oroductivity. GOOD LUCK we need a guy like u desperately.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=54-z8_s9Nbc

    Chicago Police Department Highlights New Technology
    This video is a brief introduction of the new Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSC) and the shot-spotter technology helping Chicago Police Officers combat crime.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Today CPD got 10Mil for more sdsc rooms. THANKS to the billionaire who donated.
    The problem is, in the camera room people at 11 do not get police service even when they call 911. What is that about?

    News does not match reality on the street. Keeping people honest is difficult indeed!

Jun 17

Updated Apr 11

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Oh, forgot to say Do not use the app. It has a 30-40% error rate in Google addressing. It is HORRIBLE and will result in union people coming out to a wrong address.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    CAPs has a form 21-235. they are supposed to use it to Register and Monitor
    1. Community Concerns 2. City services.

    If it doesn't work at your Beat meeting; fill out the form, send it to the Superintendent and ask he get it done.

Jun 22

Updated Apr 11

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
  • Can't say, at this point, that I have favorite topics. This is a learning experience for me, and so I will have to delve further into it. I think maybe I would like to work on keeping crime low in my area.

    Will keep plowing through the material.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u achieve anything Gabe? What was it?

Apr 09

ATTORNEY GENERAL holds neighborhood meetings on Police

Here is a list of evenings where the ATTORNEY GENERAL will hold evening meetings.

If you have an interest in what we are ENTITLED TO please attend

http://chicagopoliceconsentdecree.org/upcoming-dates/

    Upcoming Dates
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office is partnering with community organizations to hold a number of Consent Decree Community Roundtables. These roundtables will include a brief overview of the consent decree process followed by small group discussions to ensure all interested Chicago residents have a meaningful opportunity to provide input.
    http://chicagopoliceconsentdecree.org

Apr 06

Alderman Danny Solis is at Alderman Danny Sol...

It's not everyday we get to sit down with our neighborhood policemen over coffee and a conversation. Here's a great opportunity to ask questions/voice your concerns. I hope you'll stop by Ca Phe Da (Vietnamese Coffee Shop) on April 18th to speak with 12th District police officers. #CoffeeWithACop #Community #Safety #12thDistrict


Apr 06

Police investigating after 3 dead, 1 injured in Gary shootings during past week

Friday night, police found Russell Chase, 28, of Gary, "shot several times laying in the street" in the 1200 block of W. 16th Avenue, according to Pawlak.

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On Sunday, a 38-year-old man from Gary was shot in the neck and buttocks in the 4200 block of Jackson Street, Pawlak said. A passerby took the man in a vehicle to the hospital, he said.

    Police investigating after 3 dead, 1 injured in Gary shootings during past week
    Police are investigating after shootings left three dead and one injured in Gary in the past week, officials said. Officers were called around 9 p.m. Wednesday to the 6500 block of West 5th Avenue for an unidentified man who was found shot multiple times in a van, Lt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 06

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE RECEPTACLES LITES FIXTURES AND WALL SWITCHES AND INSTALL TWO SMOKE DETECTORS COMBO WITH MONOXIDE HARD WIRE AND BATTERY BACK UP ON FLOOR # 3 ONLY

    1623 S. Loomis St. Issued April 4, 2018 Comment

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Mar 30

Updated Apr 05

Apr 05

Police investigating after 3 dead, 1 injured in Gary shootings during past week

Friday night, police found Russell Chase, 28, of Gary, "shot several times laying in the street" in the 1200 block of W. 16th Avenue, according to Pawlak.

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On Sunday, a 38-year-old man from Gary was shot in the neck and buttocks in the 4200 block of Jackson Street, Pawlak said. A passerby took the man in a vehicle to the hospital, he said.

    Police investigating after 3 dead, 1 injured in Gary shootings during past week
    Police are investigating after shootings left three dead and one injured in Gary in the past week, officials said. Officers were called around 9 p.m. Wednesday to the 6500 block of West 5th Avenue for an unidentified man who was found shot multiple times in a van, Lt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 04

REMINDER: CHICAGO LATINO CAUCUS FOUNDATION SC...

REMINDER: CHICAGO LATINO CAUCUS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP - NOW OPEN! DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 30TH. As a proud member of the Chicago Latino Caucus Foundation, we raise funds to offer scholarships to Latino college students. Each year the Foundation awards 22 scholarships for $5,000. The application period is now open. Call my ward office for more information at 773-523-4100, or stop by for a printed copy - 1645 S. Blue Island Ave. Good luck to the applicants! #Education #25thwardchicago #Youth #scholarship #College #Ourfuture

    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 03

Dog waste

Even with gentrification, many people leave their neatly bagged dog waste on the parkway. Why because there aren't garbage cans close to the open areas where many people walk their dogs.
Recently, we were around Chicago & Ogden admiring the architecture of a beautiful old Catholic church. The dogs were in the car. We drove around the corner and let them out for a breather when I had to go back to the car to get a bag to pick up our surprise. Then came the fun part, looking for a garbage can. Drove one stinky block to dispose. Yuk! Many people just go back to their condo, they're not carrying a bag of sh** back home

Mar 20

Updated Apr 03

Dog Waste

How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage...

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How can we as a community work on reducing the amount of pet waste in Pilsen? Every block has at least 2 piles of pet waste around my area, 16th to 18th between Halsted and Racine. The alderman signs are not working. At this point, its about getting together as a community because it has gone too far. Not only that, my dog tends to eat the waste. So let's save our community and my dogs breath. Should we encourage businesses and home owners in the area to provide waste bags? I know that it's not their problem, but if we care about our neighborhood, our health, the expense could be ever changing. Beer and alcohol bottles are next. I love the culture, small businesses, and the food carts in the morning. It's a really special place to live. Please. Ideas are welcome!

  • MaPaCa Live well in West Humboldt Park.

    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it...

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    Becca, unfortunately it is very difficult to educate people of low social responsibility. My neighborhood has seen a large uptick in pet waste clean-up responsibility during the past 5-6 years not due to any other reason than gentrification, unfortunately. As a Latina I had wished differently for years but it is hard to teach an old dog owner new tricks. Many of the people who let their pet waste lay where it was excreted are the very same people who have left the neighborhood. I think there is a soon-to-be-discovered link between intelligence, dog poop clean-up, and the ability to afford one's residence.

  • They should create a dog park so people know where to take their dogs. I know many people like to use the trees planted on the sidewalk, but as you pointed out, don't pick up after themselves.

Apr 03

Mar 31

WIERCIPIETAS posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Mar 29

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 3/29 – 4/1

4th Annual Community Clean Up & Easter Egg Hunt @ St. Procopius School, 1625 S Allport St., 11:00am – 3:00pm, All Ages

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Hungry for Stories #12 – Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology ft. Martha Bayne @ Read/Write Library, 914 N. California, 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Son Lux / Sinkane / Hanna Benn @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 7:30pm, All Ages

Cindy Wilson / Easter Island / DJ Philly Peroxide @ Beat Kitchen, 2100 W Belmont Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

NightStop (LP Release) / Pixel Grip / Spaces of Disappearance @ Co-Prosperity Sphere, 3219 S Morgan St., 8:00pm, 18+

The Western Elstons @ The California Clipper, 1002 N California Ave,., 10:30pm, 21+

THAW: Links Hall’s Annual Benefit Party @ Link’s Hall, 3111 N Western Ave., 5:00pm, 21+

Paul Cherry Album Release w/ Anna Burch & Divino Niño @ Virgin Hotels Chicago, 203 N Wabash Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

The Gold Web / Strange Doll Haus @ Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, 9:00pm, 21+

Wolff’s Flea Market Opening Day @ Allstate Arena, 6920 Mannheim Rd, 6:00am -3:00pm, All Ages

Adult Easter Egg Hunt @ Longman & Eagle, 2657 N Kedzie Ave., 11:00am

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 3/29 - 4/1 - Third Coast Review
    March is almost over and April is right around the corner! There is so much going on this holiday weekend that it may feel overwhelming. But fret not, here are some special hand picked events for you to enjoy! So in-between family gatherings or screenings of Ready Player One on 70mm at the Music Box,...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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Mar 28

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE & REPLACE DAMAGED DRY WALLS , KITCHEN CABINETS, COUNTER, LAMINATED AND CERAMIC TILE FLOORING AND APPLIANCES. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS. APARTMENT #3; INTERIOR WORK ONLY.

    1623 S. Loomis St. Issued March 26, 2018 Comment

Mar 26

Updated Mar 26

Here is the Justice Department report on Chicago Police

There are 164 pages. Pg 14&15 and 134-39 talk about CAPS failures. The Fderal Civil Rights Department wrote this report about Chicago Police problems. It has a nice index. Pick what you like tor ead by topic.

https://www.justice.gov/crt/case-document/file/925771/download

    https://www.justice.gov
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Superintendent Johnson is attempting to revamp CAPS and make it a viable department..

    If you have suggestions email: Eddie.Johnson@chicagopolice.org

    His new Caps Chief is Dwayne.Betts@chicagopolice.org. Talk to him too.

    If you get good results please post here.

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