21 hours ago

Weekend picks: Pay tribute to jazz chanteuse Ella Fitzgerald at NCC

Ezra Furman and The Visions, Saint Pe, Anna Burch: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $16-$20. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

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Wintercamp 2018: 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. Saturday's lineup is VERSE, DJ noDJ, Knower, Bifunkal, Bronson Rock, O. R. They?, Cole DeGenova, Larry Miller; KAVA performs in The Loft. $30. (773) 252-6179 or wintercamp2018.brownpapertickets.com.

Future Thieves, Ember Oceans, Fall Classic: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Subterranean Downstairs, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $10. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $40. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $42-$52. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

...Reservoir, Social Que, The Remnant: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

Mer's Music Showcase: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

2 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Want to know street cleaning schedule for your block?

Hey Everybody, want to know when your street will be swept? Use this software to find out or go to the city page where a schedule is listed!

https://sweeparound.us/ward-28/area-10/

    Ward 28, Sweep Area 10 - SweepAround.Us
    Chicago street sweeping alerts for Ward , Sweep Area A Chicago street sweeping alert system and searchable calendar.
    https://sweeparound.us
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Does yours have the DATES for 2018? The one I have only has 2017. THANKS

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Dates are not yet posted, but I know from past experience that accurate texts and emails will be sent

35 hours ago

Found a small black dog

We found a smallish black dog with brown legs. She's got gray eyes and I can tell a bit older. Prettt clean and well groomed, not sure if lost or abandoned. 773-317-2574

40 hours ago

Tune-Yards stumbles with political outreach on its new record, while Sudan Archives keeps its music intimate

Fri 3/3, 8:30 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, sold out, 17+

    Tune-Yards stumbles with political outreach on its new record, while Sudan Archives keeps its music intimate
    Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards walks the walk when it comes to advocacy and political awareness. In 2015 she started the Water Fountain, an organization that raises funds for antipollution and clean water efforts around the world. She's also the host of C.L.A.W.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

41 hours ago

Three of folk music’s most progressive and distinctive artists join forces as I’m With Her

Fri 3/2, 8 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, sold out, all-ages

    Three of folk music's most progressive and distinctive artists join forces as I'm With Her
    The communal traditions of folk music encourage musicians to play together in the most casual settings-a common repertoire can erase the issues of learning a song so that singers and players can instantly focus on melding their talents.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

45 hours ago

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...from “Arches” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Pilsen Community Books (1102 W. 18th St.). Seating begins at 6 p.m. and is “extremely limited,” per the event listing, so...

...to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport Ave.) this Saturday features more than 20 coffee-beers, each the result of a collaboration between...

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...this year’s edition steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday on the corner of 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue. As usual, the procession will feature marching bands, floats, traditional lion dances and an appearance...

...30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Joe’s on Weed Street (940 W. Weed St.). The lineup is full of names you’re sure to recognize, including Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Flamenco dancing, coffee, beer, the Lunar New Year parade and Eve Ewing lead our list of what to do this weekend in the Windy City. Spanish dance festival begins Now in its 16th consecutive year, Chicago's Flamenco Festival features four weekends of performances and activities celebrating the tradition of Flamenco, beginning at 7 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

Sound check: Skyline series brings Seven Corners to BaseCamp

• Ezra Furman and The Visions, Saint Pe, Anna Burch: 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. $16-$20. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

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...2018: 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb, 23 and 24, at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago. Friday features Hexes, Woody Goss, Sidewalk Chalk, Chicago Loud 9, Astro Samurai, Deep Fayed...

• Chase Aways, The Linden Method, Rotten Mouth, Invictus, Torch the Hive: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., Chicago. $10. (312) 666-6775 or bottomlounge.com.

• Scotch The Filmmaker, Gills, The Dracu-LAHS, The Weathermakers: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. $8. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

• Hitmen: 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Big Something, Chachuba: 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Nation featuring Jay Nem, TECKO, COEXST, Eddie Riot, Mark A. Matras, Joe Buddha Fischer: 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Exit, 1315 W. North Ave., Chicago. $5; free before midnight. (773) 395-2700 or exit-chicago.com.

• Ani DiFranco, Gracie and Rachel: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. $40. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

• Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $42-$52. (312) 462-6300 or msg.com.

...Reservoir, Social Que, The Remnant: 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Reggies Rock Club, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $10-$15. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com...

    Sound check: Skyline series brings Seven Corners to BaseCamp
    On the music scene: Naperville's Seven Corners headlines February's Skyline Music Concert Series concert at BaseCamp Pub with Caitlin Edwards and Blameless Lake; Up and At Them MS research benefit is at Beat Kitchen; Blacklist Regulars play in Downers Grove.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Starcrawler, Ezra Furman, Options

1807 S. Allport St. 312-526-3851

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1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

3730 N. Clark St. 773-549-4140

2011 W. North Ave. 773-278-6600

3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Starcrawler, Ezra Furman, Options
    Newcomers and homecomings make up most of this week's concerts where quality and fun are of no shortage. Starcrawler The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Drenched in power pop urgency and classic rock pastiche, LA band Starcrawler finds its way forward by journeying through music's past.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Fresh Start to Your Week: 2/19 – 2/21

Porches & Girl Ray In The Round @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 6:00PM, All Ages

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Ana Tijoux presents Roja y Negro @ Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM & 9:30PM, All Ages

Ladylike @ Cafe Mustache, 2313 N Milwaukee Ave., 8:00PM, 21+

Free Monday: Cafe Racer / Ethers / GOSH! / Max Pelt DJs @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

The Gold Web Party @ Deadbolt, 2412 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Author of Call Me By Your Name @ American Writers Museum, 180 N. Michigan Ave., 6:30PM, All Ages

Shuga 3 Year Anniversary Party @ Shuga Records, 1272 N Milwaukee Ave., 7:00PM – 10:00PM,

Half Gringa & The Nunnery @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave,., 9:30PM ,21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 2/19 - 2/21 - Third Coast Review
    From snow to rain, this February has been a little all over the place. Thankfully the events are all on point with wonderful concerts and great discussions, so get out there and have some fun in our city! Let's give your week a fresh start! MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th Ana Tijoux presents Roja y Negro @...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

Feb 17

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING 2 STORY REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH & FRONT 1 STORY WOOD ENTRY PORCH AND FRONT WOOD STAIRS FROM GRADE TO LOWER LEVEL PER ARCHITECTURAL PLANS. A-2

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Feb 17

Feb 16

inneapolis electronic-pop band Poliça collaborate with Berlin new-music ensemble Stargaze with polite results

Thu 2/22, 7 PM, Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport, $27.50-$37.50, all-ages

    inneapolis electronic-pop band Poliça collaborate with Berlin new-music ensemble Stargaze with polite results
    Attracting new listeners to contemporary classical music is an ongoing struggle, but in recent years a number of music presenters, including Liquid Music in Minneapolis and Ecstatic Music in New York, have pursued a novel path of spearheading collaborations between pop groups and new music ensembles.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Feb 16

Feb 15

What Does $1,500 Rent You In Chicago, Today?

1550 South Blue Island Ave. (Little Italy, UIC)

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4810 North Paulina St., #3e (Uptown)

1620 S Michigan Ave., #723 (Near South Side)

540 West Belmont Ave. (Lake View)

512 West Belden Ave. (Lincoln Park)

Fatal 8-vehicle crash closes intersection near Congress and Wells

    What Does $1,500 Rent You In Chicago, Today?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down housing in Chicago if you don't want to spend more than $1,500 / month on rent.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 15

Feb 13

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Portugal. The Man,

1807 S. Allport St. 312-526-3851

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1106 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-561-9500

3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

329 N Dearborn St. 312-923-2000

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Portugal. The Man,
    Dance in the cold, see some Grammy winners or revel in Afrofuturism. It's all happening in this week's Chicago music scene. Portugal. The Man Aragon Ballroom 1106 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-561-9500 Fresh off their recent win at the 60th Grammys, Alaskan band Portugal. The Man returns to Chicago in support of their latest album, 2017's "Woodstock."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 12

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Feb 09

In addition to the snow, please be careful wi...

In addition to the snow, please be careful with the Atotonilco’s sign that fell on the street of the 1600 Block of Blue Island. My office is working with the restaurant to help remove the sign from the public way. #safety #Becareful #chicago #weather #snowstorm #Atotonilcos #Pilsen #25WardChicago #NeverADullMoment

    Alderman Danny Solis
    In addition to the snow, please be careful with the Atotonilco's sign that fell on the street of the 1600 Block of Blue Island. My office is working with the restaurant to help remove the sign from...
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Feb 09

Feb 09

Here are Pilsen's 3 latest businesses to open

Mestiza 1523 W. 18th St. (between Ashland Ave. & Laflin St.)

1239 W. 18th St. (between Allport St. & Throop St.)

1324 W. 18th St. (between Allport St. & Throop St.)

    Here are Pilsen's 3 latest businesses to open
    Interested in discovering the newest restaurant and retail additions to Pilsen? From a Mexican crafts store to a modern American restaurant, read on to see the newest businesses to land in this part of Chicago. 1523 W. 18th St. (between Ashland Ave. & Laflin St.) Mexican art.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Feb 08

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...favorite family sitcom fathers take the stage for a stand-up set at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.). You’ll get to see another side of Bob Saget during his show, a far...

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To celebrate the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, J. Parker (1816 N. Clark St.) will host an Apres Ski Party from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday...

...12 and 14 at the Siskel Film Center (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 N. State St.). Tickets: $8-$11. siskelfilmcenter.org

...get your fix at “Saturday Night Live: The Experience” at the Museum of Broadcast Communications (360 N. State St.). Not only does the exhibit feature plenty of the show’s most famous memorabilia — the...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Kick off the Olympics, dance to Dilla or check out the other side of "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. Downhill Olympic party up on the roof To celebrate the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics, J. Parker (1816 N. Clark St.) will host an Apres Ski Party from 3 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 30

Updated Feb 08

Bahooey for sympathy. There is NO DISPLACEMENT in EGP. We are 70% a vacant lot or neighborhood

Pander, Pander, Pander....push hot buttons to gain sympathy and support.

Seems only the anti gentrification people get airtime and no one talks about economics, the tax base, crime and violence in contest of what goes on in a destroyed neighborhood. 2/3rds of Chicago map is a destroyed neighborhood with vacancy rates so high criminals rule the streets. Turn on the news daily and hear about murder, shooting, carjacking with the highest number in the neighborhoods anti gentrifiers want to stay...

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Pander, Pander, Pander....push hot buttons to gain sympathy and support.

Seems only the anti gentrification people get airtime and no one talks about economics, the tax base, crime and violence in contest of what goes on in a destroyed neighborhood. 2/3rds of Chicago map is a destroyed neighborhood with vacancy rates so high criminals rule the streets. Turn on the news daily and hear about murder, shooting, carjacking with the highest number in the neighborhoods anti gentrifiers want to stay the same.

Change aka progress occurs every moment in the day in every country in the world. Preparing to change is crucial to ones' survival as progress wipes out jobs. It is progress not China killing US jobs. Already the $15 per hour folk have wiped out some percentage of kiosk fast food jobs. McDonalds already has them as do some other fast food restaurants. Cars wipped out the horse and buggy. Electricity wiped out Gas lights. The list goes on forever of how progress displaces.

The solution is to KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES. Get an education or training in a job that will pay a decent wage. Buy in a disinvested/destroyed neighborhood and ride the profit train for 20-30 years. If you are lucky u can make a million bucks. What a happy event that is for some I know who rode that train and could cash out at retirement.

There should be MORE on how to survive a 70% vacant neighborhood changing to a fully occupied neighborhood. There should be instructions on how to get in on this opportunity. Pitfalls should be explained. Benefits should be explained.

source: npr

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/28/581280992/there-isn-t-a-just-housing-choice-how-we-ve-enabled-the-pains-of-gentrification

    'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification
    Gentrification is no longer something that just happens in low-income neighborhoods. As the phenomenon displaces communities of color, from Inglewood to Washington, D.C., "gentrification" has been co-opted to include food and culture as well. So, what does the loaded term really mean? According to urban sociologist John Schlichtman, gentrification cannot happen without disinvestment.
    https://www.npr.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    When someone wants to push a hot button they say gentrification.

    The truth is that URBAN RENEWAL is important!

    Chicago does not develop the city in any kind of fair and just way. Resources are not allocated in a fair way. The rich get richer.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u see the Catholic Charities Deacon Tom Roberts and MGM CBS special on the news? Search john Blackstone,CBS and u can see it.

    Looks like MGM is joining Starbucks in systematizing food waste! It is uplifting.

    I deliver Whole Foods Church donations and Breakthrough donations to Seniors in EGP. They Love it! Trying foods they never would have even known existed is part of the "surprise" box.

Feb 07

Feb 06

5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Whitney, STRFKR, Duffle Bag Buru

1807 S. Allport St. 312-526-3851

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1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600

3159 N. Southport Ave. 773-525-2508

2100 W. Belmont Ave. 773-281-4444

2047 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-570-4000

    5 must-see concerts in Chicago this week: Whitney, STRFKR, Duffle Bag Buru
    Spread the love this Valentine's week with these stellar live acts. justindemus The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western Ave. 773-276-3600 Many in the Chicago music scene have praised experimental electronic artist Justin Demus, stylized as justindemus, and it's much deserved.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 28

Updated Feb 05

Welcomeaboard Laura Kumard!

An extremely qualified woman has been selected by the mayor and Inspector General to help write the wrongs in the Chicago police department.

Source Chicago Tribune Linkee qualified woman has been selected by the mayor and Inspector General to help write the wrongs in the Chicago police department.

Source Chicago Tribune Link below below. If you see something you believe is inappropriate, illegal, needs a spotlight. Send her an email.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-cop-ig-appointment-met-0607-20170406-story.html

    Chicago inspector general names new police oversight chief
    A criminologist who once headed up a Chicago nonprofit group focused on public safety and social justice has been appointed to a post from which she would audit the city's efforts to reform the Police Department.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 09 2016

Updated Feb 05

What happens when good cops snitch on bad cops?

There is so much talk of residents refusing to,co,operate with police. Some are not aware/refuse ro believe howfar,rhe Blue Code of Silence goes.

Read how Police treat good.cops. It is an eye opener for most. It os denied by many who,want the system to stay the same.

We need to protect the good cops and out the bad ones.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2426328

  • ihuntbeavers Ombudsmen

    Furgeson is long time Inspector General at City Hall ! He is the main problem with corruption in the City of Chicago ! He should step down or be removed today !
    Tell me why he not pursuing Minister Leon Finney anymore?
    Did T.W.O clean up their act ? Why...

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    Furgeson is long time Inspector General at City Hall ! He is the main problem with corruption in the City of Chicago ! He should step down or be removed today !
    Tell me why he not pursuing Minister Leon Finney anymore?
    Did T.W.O clean up their act ? Why do you not read up on that affair Furguson Vs Reverend Leon Finney and TWO and tell Us why other Chicago Residents and Vendors do not get the same Gentle treatment from the Inspector General office at City hall and Other city Inspector General offices? !

    Rubber Stamp would be better ! These people are brown nosing yes Men and Women! That document you speak of (190pg document Task Force on Police Accountability) is just more smoke from Mayor Rahm !
    How much did it cost the City of Chicago for Mr Furguson to compile that Report ?
    1st stop to better City of Chicago government accountability is to Dismiss the Inspector General at Chicago public schools , Chicago housing authority And replace them with some honest Professionals that can go to the State and federal Attorney without asking permission from the Mayors office!
    Most Major Housing authority agency's in America have realized that a (in house) Housing agency Inspector general is worthless and not very independent.
    I can Confidently Say the Chicago housing Authority Inspector general office has a very low grade under the current Inspector general and her assistant just a waste of millions of Dollars every year !
    Expect Chicago housing to return to Crime and living conditions of 1990s due to the current corruption and incompetence at CHA.
    I only make these statements because i believe and know them to be true from Research and investigation of Facts.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Eddie Johnson is making attempts to restructure and help residents in violent neighborhoods!

Apr 05 2016

Updated Feb 05

What can u do to whistleblow?

Many on my block are wise to the fact nothing sustainable comes from many NFPs. We go to countless/endless meetings for DECADES yet things get worse rather than better. Qualified people are passed by while jobs are sustained for those who produce nothing.

Our ANTI VIOLENCE initiatives are nothing but a sham. We pay tax dollars.
They are used for the political gains of our elected officials. We get nothing.

Only government can get away with these misappropriations in tax...

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Many on my block are wise to the fact nothing sustainable comes from many NFPs. We go to countless/endless meetings for DECADES yet things get worse rather than better. Qualified people are passed by while jobs are sustained for those who produce nothing.

Our ANTI VIOLENCE initiatives are nothing but a sham. We pay tax dollars.
They are used for the political gains of our elected officials. We get nothing.

Only government can get away with these misappropriations in tax dollars.

The best civic duty we can do,to,sace our block, neighborhood, city, county, state is to WHISTLEBLOW. Who is the real villan? Gamgbangers, organized crime, or organized shams?

More of the corrupt politicians need to go to jail!!,

PLEASE do,what you can to Whistleblow To the IG, Illinois IG, Federal IG the mismanagement you see on your block.

These are Civil Rights issues of Bias.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-anti-violence-grant-audit-met-20160405-story.html

    Audit draft shows more mismanagement in Quinn's anti-violence program
    In his unsuccessful 2014 bid for re-election, then-Gov. Pat Quinn vowed that sweeping changes had cleaned up an unwieldy anti-violence program, but new findings show that widespread problems persisted for two years longer than previously known.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Is the 28th ward alderman caught up in this? Does anyone know?

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The new civic duty. Please participate.

Apr 13 2016

Updated Feb 05

Police Task Force Report/ Blue Code of Silence

The Task Force issues scathing report on CPD and union contract.

Is the Mayor strong enough to implement changes? Poor policing, falsified reports, non use of cpd cameras to arrest criminals, refusing to,report crimes that occur when witnessed by police, the list is long of police inefficiencies.

My block, the surrounding area...are fullof,crime,that necer hits,the records.Why? Police drive by illegal activities and turn a blimd eye. Police refuse to arrest offenders of violent crime,when the community gives them information.

There...

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The Task Force issues scathing report on CPD and union contract.

Is the Mayor strong enough to implement changes? Poor policing, falsified reports, non use of cpd cameras to arrest criminals, refusing to,report crimes that occur when witnessed by police, the list is long of police inefficiencies.

My block, the surrounding area...are fullof,crime,that necer hits,the records.Why? Police drive by illegal activities and turn a blimd eye. Police refuse to arrest offenders of violent crime,when the community gives them information.

There is a total reform that needs to happen and,the core is,the union contract,that protects police,who are,guilty,of wrongdoing. Sounds like,the union needs reform also.

The JD needs to imvestigate the Police Union also. Protecting members guilty of criminal offenses should be illegal.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-accountability-report-20160412-story.html

    Chicago police must face 'hard truths' about racist past, task force says
    The Chicago Police Department must acknowledge its racist past and overhaul its handling of excessive force allegations before true reforms can take place, according to a scathing draft report from the task force established by Mayor Rahm Emanuel following public unrest over the Laquan McDonald video.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Eddie Johnson is making strides towards improvements by restructuring CAPS. Lets see what happens. I am skeptical because the Blue Flu runs deep. He is making hard choices...lets see if he can make miracles.

Jul 14 2016

Updated Feb 05

Why did the police leave this dead body on,the sidewalk?????

Who is supposed to remove it? People are freaking out on their way to work. ,this is NOT how to build trust and community,support that is for sure. ,it seemed they covered the body,while,they were here. When they left they turned the body over and sprawled it on,the sidewalk.

This is NUTZ!!! Who is in charge at 11th District?????

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did police prepare a false report? Rumor has it,the cause of death was reported as BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA when in actuality a was a BULLET in the head meaning MURDER.

    There were dozens of police and law enforcement people here that night. Does this mean the crime scene was not processed properly? Did a corner come? If so, what is their function?

    HOW CAN A BULLET IN THE HEAD BE CONFUSED WITH TRAUMA?

    Anybody got info? Please post.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did CPD Detectives solve this murder???

Jun 17

Updated Feb 05

  • 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.

Feb 05

  • Create a Comfortable Reading & Learning Space!

    Mrs. Ayers is asking for $633.89:
    My students need a reading rug they can use in the classroom. They need a comfortable space to meet as a whole class to introduce lessons and share information.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment

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Colin Quinn at Thalia Hall and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Fri 2/2: Actor and comedian Colin Quinn brings his astute wit to Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport) for his One in Every Crowd tour. 8:30 PM, $28-$31

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...2/2: In James Ijames's intimate drama Moon Man Walk, at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln), the death of an aspiring writer's mother calls him back to his childhood home...

Fri 2/2: Eleven Chicago artists, including Mac Blackout and Sick Fisher, display their work in the group exhibit "Images Now! Chicago Artist Showcases" at Uncle Art Gallery (1359 N. Maplewood). 6-10 PM, free

Sat 2/3: Comedians and storytellers share shameful moments at Collaboraction (1579 N. Milwaukee), after which the audience cheers and toasts them, saying, "We still like you!" (hence the show's name) Includes complimentary beer. 10 PM, $10

Sun 2/4: Come to the Puppy Bowl Viewing Party at Park & Field (3509 W. Fullerton) and watch the real Super Bowl, complete with specialty cocktails and adoptable puppies. Everyone loves puppies. Noon-3 PM, free

Sun 2/4: Director Philippe Van Leeuw's In Syria, showing at Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton), "captures the terror and claustrophobia of a city under siege, where savagery seems to lurk around every corner," writes the Reader's J.R. Jones. Various times, $5-$10

Sun 2/4: The one-man show Brodsky/Baryshnikov, based on the poems of Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky and performed by acclaimed dancer Mikhail​​​​ Baryshnikov, makes its Chicago debut at Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph). 2 PM, $45

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