1 hour ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Needed Tools For Learning!

    Mrs. Vailant is asking for $281.16:
    My students need essential tools that can help them get the job done!
    Cooper Dual Language Academy Comment
  • Did You Say, "Find It?"

    Mrs. Vailant is asking for $593.54:
    My students need storage to keep their journals and materials organized!
    Cooper Dual Language Academy Comment

24 hours ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    X.INSTALL GFCI OUTLET X. INSTALL SWITCH DISCONNECTX.INSTALL 2- GANG GARVIN COVER DECORA/SWITCHPLATE X.K/O SEAL 1/2 KNOCKOUT SEALX.1- METAL HANDY DUPLEX COVER SINGLE GANG-

    1715 W. 16th St. Issued May 24, 2018 Comment

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Free Things To Do in Chicago

...do ask for a donation if you can spare it. National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

...conservation and science, with one of the largest programs in the country. Lincoln Park Zoo, 2200 N Cannon Dr

...check out the largest Tiffany dome in the world. It's breathtaking! Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St

...into Lake Michigan, giving you some of the best views in the city. Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave

Grant Park is Chicago-free central. Free summer festivals like Taste of Chicago, Chicago SummerDance, and more all take place in Chicago's Front Yard. Be sure to check out all of the public art year-round and the lights show at Buckingham Fountain during the summer. Grant Park, Columbus & Balbo

...the #1 attraction in the Midwest, supplanting Navy Pier from the top spot. Millennium Park, 205 E Randolph St

The northeast corner of Grant Park has been turned into an impressive destination. The lakefront recreation center features a climbing wall, a skating ribbon, and a giant playground. (Seriously - it's giant!) Maggie Daley Park, 337 E Randolph St

...communal event featuring games, live music, dancing, dining, and drinking. DANK HAUS German Cultural Center, 4740 N Western Ave

...re particularly interested in how photography impacts society, culture, and politics. Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave

...it's open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm to 7pm. Chicago Design Museum, Block 37, 108 N State St 3rd Fl

...display were primarily uncovered during expeditions in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The Oriental Institute, 1155 E 58th St

...they offer free tours on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1pm. Jane Addams Hull House Museum, 800 S Halsted

Ever wanted to see what a million dollars looks like? Or see inside a cash processing center? You can, and it's free! The Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum even offers a free guided tour every weekday at 1pm. Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum, 230 S LaSalle St

...can learn more about what happened during the Cambodian Civil War. Cambodian American Heritage Museum, 2831 W Lawrence Ave

    Free Things To Do in Chicago
    Free things to do in Chicago including events, attractions, museums, parks, and more. Whether you're looking for free Chicago events, activities, or things to do this weekend, start here.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

3 days ago

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars

Sun 5/27, 7 PM, National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, $25, all-ages

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...were reluctant to let him make the commute. "Getting on the bus every morning at 39th and Sacramento and going to the train station on 35th and Archer and taking the Orange Line...

...the bus every morning at 39th and Sacramento and going to the train station on 35th and Archer and taking the Orange Line downtown every day freaked out my parents," he says. "We...

    Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars
    The Chicago schoolkids who make up Mariachi Herencia de Mexico had a hell of a summer in 2017. The band, whose members range in age from 11 to 18, had formed in March 2016, and last May they released their first record, Nuestra Herencia. It debuted at number two on iTunes' U.S.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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4 days ago

TRP Unveils Walking Path for Residents and Community

© 2013 – 2018 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP Unveils Walking Path for Residents and Community - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:TRP recently unveiled a newly constructed walking path with exercise equipment outside Casa Maravilla, TRP's affordable senior housing development. The amenity is open to TRP residents and community and is part of our Pilsen Resident Engagement initiative, which engages low-income residents in multi-generational activities with a strong emphasis on making Pilsen an age-friendly community.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

4 days ago

TRP’s La Casa Student Housing Honors the Graduating Class of 2018

© 2013 – 2018 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP's La Casa Student Housing Honors the Graduating Class of 2018 - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:On Friday, May 11th, TRP and La Casa Student Housing hosted their annual end-of-year celebration for La Casa's 2018 graduates. This year's class featured seven students, including several first-generation college grads. La Casa student housing uses an innovative model that goes beyond just providing a place to live - it provides an environment in ...
    http://resurrectionproject.org

May 19

  • Percussion Ensemble!

    Mr. Olazaba is asking for $739.79:
    My students need the drum set, congas, bongos, and cajon to as an accompaniment for our school concerts.
    Cooper Dual Language Academy Comment

May 18

Want to see articles critical of CPD?

A google search brought up these interesting articles. Wade through and read. See if it applies to your problems/issues....THEN u will know WHY. We need a massive reform.

source, googlesearch

https://www.google.com/search?q=text2tip%2C+chicago+police%2C+is+it+successful+or+a+failure%3F&oq=text2tip&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i59l3.13151j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    text2tip, chicago police, is it successful or a failure? - Google Search
    Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department. ... I have only heard of text2tip and cpdtip. .... I dropped off a pair of shoes with specific instructions as to when I needed them and they failed. 0. 0 .....
    https://www.google.com

May 18

May 17

Want to know why service sucks?

My expat friend in Bangkok sent me this link. The source is abc7
If you got time to list the little ways you are cheated in your everyday life plz post.

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/report-chicago-most-corrupt-city-in-us/3478310/

    Report: Chicago most corrupt city in U.S.
    A report released Tuesday ranks Chicago as the most corrupt city in the country and Illinois as the third-most corrupt state. "What we find is a very dreary picture.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 17

May 15

Updated May 16

Another shooting on 3200 W Walnut block

In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are...

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In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are cameras 7114, 194, 7113 nearby. The highly touted strategic decision camera room is in the 11th District just steps from the Commanders' Office. Aerial satellite views show the entire route of start and end where bad guys go. Still CPD makes no arrests most of the time.

Do we have an 17% murder solve rate meaning 83% failure rate? Do we have a less than 30% crime solving meaning 70% failure rate. Those kinds of data mean MANY should be cut loose and sharper tacks hired. Maybe US military peacekeepers who are accustomed to working in bad areas like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria could do a better job than what we have now. They would not be AFRAID which is the most common excuse we get.

Can u speculate as to WHY our police are not able to SOLVE crime issues here in EGP? Plz chatter here. WE NEED HELP solving this chronic problem frought with red tape, institutional barriers (like talking to a brick wall)...

There are better, faster, cheaper ways to problem solve than what we got. Can u contribute to the conversation here? THANKS

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Guess we made the news this am. Firey crash was a result of shootings on Walnut. Source below

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/15/garfield-park-shooting-police-chase/

    Ring doorbell gives better crime alert that the Commander at 11. His typical response as is the response of his people is " this is an ongoing investigation and we can;t release any information."

    We deserve better information than that from the Commander. maybe we should go directly to the Police department responsible for press releases.

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Updated May 12

Are u a filmmaker? Want to earn $400. My neighbor is trying to get footage.

We have not been able to clean up the Kedzie/Lake area in decades. A neighbor is taking a bold step by asking someone to make a video. The video will be used to send to government agencies including the Mayor and Police and ask that they ENFORCE LAWS.

Are you a filmmaker? Are you interested in helping a neighborhood recover from blight? This might just be up your alley.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cwg/d/mini-film-project-at-kedzie/6585347954.html

    Mini-Film project at Kedzie/Lake for Adventurous film student/creator
    I'm hiring a short term gig for a week. Your job would be to document for a few hours each day at the Kedzie and Lake Green line station. The purpose of these videos is to show the debris, nuisance...
    https://chicago.craigslist.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Any creative types in the neighborhood or Art schools? Opportunity to help neighborhood get rid of problem spots on their own as we are NOT able to get the government to do it.

May 12

May 11

Updated May 11

Corrupt Cops from West side indicted

We have all heard stories about Corrupt West side Cops who do bad things. Read and see if these guys did anything to people you know. If they did, report to CPD and ask for Justice.

Source Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cops-charged-stealing-cash-drugs-20180510-story.html

    Two Chicago gang cops indicted on federal charges they stole cash and drugs
    A Chicago police sergeant and an officer who works for him on a West Side gang squad have been indicted on federal charges alleging they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from properties they raided. The charges against Sgt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If u know anybody who had trouble from these Indicted Cops, ask for justice.

May 11

Unhappy with Greenline Kedzie stop?

CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. ....

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CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. .

If u are unhappy with the conditions near the CTA Greenline/ Kedzie stop please post your comments here.

Also here is the State Transit Inspector general Complaint form. The union maintenance crew does a miserable job of cleaning the p-ss in,the elevator. SUPERVISOR does not supervise. Security camera on ceiling of elevator is NOT used to arrest and prosecute. CTA security does not keep area clear of drug dealing and other 7noleasantries near the station.

Post complaints and suggestions here. File a complaint with the OIG

Lets see what we cando!

https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/complaints/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx

May 10

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...murals, including 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday beginning at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum (1852 W. 19th St.). Tickets: $20. chicagohistory.org

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

...from Reese Witherspoon. Matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at MBT (3733 N. Southport Ave.). Tickets: $8. musicboxtheatre.com

...all you sick weirdos. At 7 p.m. Friday, Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records (3182 N. Elston Ave.) will show a pair of flicks full of murder: 1997’s “Bloodletting” — about a serial...

...auctions. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4046 W. Armitage Ave.). Tickets: $30-$200. Tickets: eventbrite.com

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Which do you prefer, Chicago? Outside: Peruse murals in Pilsen, party for Logan Square or watch the game. Inside: Grab a matinee or a double feature or, again, watch the game. Take a walk on the historical side No other neighborhood in Chicago has a collection of murals like Pilsen's, which makes sense given the public art form's strong Mexican roots.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 10

Problem with Liquor stores? Report them

A neighbor sent me this link this am. It might be a good place for some of you to send data and get positive results from the State as opposed to no results from the City.

https://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/sitepages/licenselookup.aspx?Status=A&Owners=SEARCY,%20PERCELL&;

    ILCC
    https://www.illinois.gov

May 10

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...murals, including 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday beginning at the Mexican Fine Arts Museum (1852 W. 19th St.). Tickets: $20. chicagohistory.org

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

...from Reese Witherspoon. Matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at MBT (3733 N. Southport Ave.). Tickets: $8. musicboxtheatre.com

...all you sick weirdos. At 7 p.m. Friday, Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records (3182 N. Elston Ave.) will show a pair of flicks full of murder: 1997’s “Bloodletting” — about a serial...

...auctions. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (4046 W. Armitage Ave.). Tickets: $30-$200. Tickets: eventbrite.com

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Which do you prefer, Chicago? Outside: Peruse murals in Pilsen, party for Logan Square or watch the game. Inside: Grab a matinee or a double feature or, again, watch the game. Take a walk on the historical side No other neighborhood in Chicago has a collection of murals like Pilsen's, which makes sense given the public art form's strong Mexican roots.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 10

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 – 5/113

Pilsen Murals Walking Tour @ Mexican Fine Arts Museum, 1852 W 19th St., 2:00pm – 4:00pm, All Ages

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

Eric B & Rakim The Technique Tour @ The Patio Theatre, 6008 W Irving Park Rd., 7:00pm, 18+

MISSION: Elbo Room: Fay Ray, Flow Tone, Fiona Kimble, Stephen James @ The Elbo Room, 2871 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00pm, 21+

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave, 6:30pm, 21+

Flora Fauna Group Art Show @ Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N Western Ave, 7:00pm -11:00pm, All Ages

Kitten Forever / OvefOw / Vacuum @ Happy Gallery, 902 N California Ave., 7:00pm

Sunflower Bean & Dream Wife @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave., 9:00pm, 18+

Midwest Connect Residency: Esso Afrojam Funkbeat / Immigré / Puerko Yakaa Yayauhqui Pitzotl @ Emporium Arcade Bar Wicker Park, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Renegade Craft Fair @ Halsted St. in Pilsen, 18th Street & Halsted, 11:00am – 6:00pm, All Ages

NOW WHAT: The event is free and open to the public. The fair will be on Halsted St. in Pilsen Between W 18th St. and S Canalport Ave., giving you a great spot to shop and support DIY crafters.

Andrew W.K. & The Kickback @ The Vic, 3145 N Sheffield Ave., 7:00pm, 18+

Speedy Ortiz / Nnamdi Ogbonnaya / Didi @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave., 9:00pm, 21+,

Third Coast Percussion @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St, 7:30pm, All Ages

Spaceface / Faux Furrs / The Voluptuals @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 8:00pm, All Ages

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 5/10 - 5/113 - Third Coast Review
    The curated weekend is here and it's a big one! So big in fact that there are quite a few events in the calendar that just couldn't fit into this list. So when your done perusing these carefully selected event including concerts, comedy, art, and craft shows, check out the rest of the calendar for...
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

May 05

Updated May 09

Looking for a regular lawn guy. 3305/07 W. Walnut.

It takes about 45 minutes for an experienced guy to cut. Size 80' x 40' approx.
Want to cut every 3 weeks throughout the summer.

Post here if you are interested and then click head icon and email me direct.

THANKS

May 08

TRP’s Associates Board hosted first fundraiser in support of TRP’s College Persistence Initiative and La Casa Student Housing

© 2013 – 2018 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP's Associates Board hosted first fundraiser in support of TRP's College Persistence Initiative and La Casa Student Housing - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 8, 2018 - On April 28th, The Resurrection Project's Associates Board hosted their first fundraising event in support of TRP's College Persistence Initiative and La Casa Student Housing. Current and past La Casa student residents, La Casa staff and Associates Board members gave their testimonial on the importance of La Casa ...
    http://resurrectionproject.org

May 08

TRP announces launch of a new website empowering individuals through homeownership

© 2013 – 2018 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    TRP announces launch of a new website empowering individuals through homeownership - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 8, 2018 - TRP is excited to announce the launch of our new website highlighting our Full Circle Homes initiative. Full Circle Homes empowers individuals by providing the information and tools necessary to create healthy and sustainable community wealth. We are a one-stop-shop to homeownership.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

May 08

#IncreaseThePeace young leaders to hosted action urging Governor Rauner to sign gun control legislation

© 2013 – 2018 The Resurrection Project 1818 S. Paulina Street Chicago, IL 60608 312-666-1323

    #IncreaseThePeace young leaders to hosted action urging Governor Rauner to sign gun control legislation - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:#IncreaseThePeace young leaders to hosted action urging Governor Rauner to sign gun control legislation CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 8, 2018 - On the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, #IncreaseThePeace, The Resurrection Project's youth-led initiative, hosted an action mobilizing young leaders and community members to come together to change the conversation around gun control.
    http://resurrectionproject.org

May 06

Updated May 08

10 bad habbits/Cost Homeowners

This interesting article can help homeowners save $$. We were guilty of HALF OF THEM.

Read and maybe you can save some $$.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/10-bad-habits-that-can-cost-homeowners-in-the-long-run/2018/04/06/c8b6c2d2-339b-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.072965a8f7d9

  • Awesome! And don’t forget to shop at Menards... everybody knows you save more money at Menards..

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yes, they have nice sales. They have a 40 lb bag of gypsum for yards and gardens that is $5. You can pay $5 for a 1 lb bag or $5 for a 40 lb bag. Go figure. I guess decorative colorful bags cost a fortune.

  • ..kitchen, electrical, appliances, too - the savings will always come right back to you..

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