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Suburban officer charged with threatening to kill wife; Ex-wife speaks out about violent history

...called Chicago police saying he was threatening to kill her. When officers got to the 1500 block of South Spaulding they said Williams was naked and had retrieved his pistol from his car. When he...

    Suburban officer charged with threatening to kill wife; Ex-wife speaks out about violent history
    DOLTON, Ill. -- The ex-wife of a suburban police officer who is now charged with threatening to kill his current wife spoke out about her experience with the officer. Jesse Williams' first wife said her ex-husband is violent and should not have access to a gun.
    http://wgntv.com

2 days ago

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.

Jul 26 2012

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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.

3 days ago

Dolton officer charged after threatening to kill wife, holding her hostage

The 37-year-old allegedly took his wife hostage Monday afternoon near on the 1500 block of South Spaulding in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood.

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    Dolton officer charged after threatening to kill wife, holding her hostage
    WGN Investigates CHICAGO, Ill. -- A south suburban cop was arrested for threatening to kill his wife. Dolton police officer Jesse Williams, 37, was charged with kidnapping, domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He appeared in bond court Tuesday where a judge ordered him held without bail.
    http://wgntv.com

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Weekend toll in Chicago: 2 killed, 23 wounded

Earlier in the day, 62-year-old Laverne Smith was stabbed to death in the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A 66-year-old man was taken into police custody following the attack about 1:55 a.m. Saturday but was later released.

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Sixteen-year-old Jaheim Wilson was walking in an alley in the 5100 block of West Huron Street about 5:05 p.m. Saturday when someone opened fire, hitting him in the head, hand and leg, police said. Wilson lived with his grandmother nearby. He was the youngest of two brothers and three sisters.

    Weekend toll in Chicago: 2 killed, 23 wounded
    A 16-year-old boy was among two homicides in Chicago over the weekend, shot dead as he walked in an alley on the West Side with a 13-year-old boy, according to police. The younger boy was hit in the leg. They were among 24 people shot from Friday night through early Monday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • chitwnhood

    goddammit Chicago... when will this end?

Apr 09

Weekend toll in Chicago: 2 killed, 23 wounded

Earlier in the day, 62-year-old Laverne Smith was stabbed to death in the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A 66-year-old man was taken into police custody following the attack about 1:55 a.m. Saturday but was later released.

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Sixteen-year-old Jaheim Wilson was walking in an alley in the 5100 block of West Huron Street about 5:05 p.m. Saturday when someone opened fire, hitting him in the head, hand and leg, police said. Wilson lived with his grandmother nearby. He was the youngest of two brothers and three sisters.

    Weekend toll in Chicago: 2 killed, 23 wounded
    A 16-year-old boy was among two homicides in Chicago over the weekend, shot dead as he walked in an alley on the West Side with a 13-year-old boy, according to police. The younger boy was hit in the leg. They were among 24 people shot from Friday night through early Monday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 09

We asked for your 1968 riot stories. You responded.

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.  

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.

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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...

...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.

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...

    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.
    http://graphics.chicagotribune.com

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Man stabbed to death on West Side, suspect released without charges

Laverne Smith, 62, of the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, was pronounced dead at 6:55 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital after suffering a stab wound to the chest in a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Sunday.

    Man stabbed to death on West Side, suspect released without charges
    A man died after he was stabbed in a domestic dispute with another man over the weekend in a Lawndale home, authorities said Sunday. Laverne Smith, 62, of the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue, was pronounced dead at 6:55 a.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    INSTALL 6' STEEL PICKET FENCE AND BRICK IN EXISTING OPENINGS IN BASEMENT AND ADD VENT GRILLS FOR EXISTING 2 STORY , 2DU APARTMENT BUILDING.

    3252 W. Douglas Blvd. Issued April 4, 2018 Comment

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

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

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...

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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...

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 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...

...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

Apr 02

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