2 days ago

Updated 8 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

17 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERT 6 DU TO 4 DU; ERECT REAR 2-STORY ADDITION W/BASEMENT AND REAR OPEN PORCH, AND ERECT 3-PARKING SPACES ON SLAB FOR THE EXIST. 2-STORY RESIDENTIAL BLDG. W/ BASEMENT, INTERIOR RENOVATION AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1916 S. Loomis St. Issued February 23, 2018 Comment

17 hours ago

3 days ago

Updated 37 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

42 hours ago

3 days ago

Feb 17

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION, INCLUDING MEP, FOR EXISTING 6 RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS FOR EXISTING 6 RESIDENTIAL UNITS, 3 STORY BRICK BUILDING AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    1520 W. 18th Pl. Issued February 15, 2018 Comment

Feb 12

Feb 11

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

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 06

Updated Feb 07

How Restaurants Feed the Gentrification Debate in Pilsen and Logan Square

“If you’re going to [bank] on people coming in from outside the neighborhood, you’re starting off on the wrong foot,” said Gutierrez, who opened a new Mexican restaurant with his family called Canton Regio, 1510 W. 18th Street, after a fire shut down Nuevo Leon.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

When the ramen joint took over 30-year-old Mexican restaurant El Charro, 2410 N. Milwaukee Avenue, it was a sharp example of a trendy eatery replacing a Mexican-owned establishment, and many neighbors weren’t pleased.

    How Restaurants Feed the Gentrification Debate in Pilsen and Logan Square
    Last summer, Christian Diaz was walking with his aunt past all of the new restaurants and bars along Logan Square's Milwaukee Avenue when she made a striking remark. A Mexican immigrant who has lived in the area for decades, Diaz's aunt said "some of the restaurants made her feel like a cockroach," said Diaz, an organizer with the community group Logan Square Neighborhood Association.
    https://chicago.eater.com

  • “I resent how unfriendly those businesses are to families,” said Diaz with Logan Square Neighborhood Association said of Furious Spoon and the string of new bars along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor, many of them offering cocktails for more than $10......

    Comments like this make it difficult to have a logical discussion.

  • If business has been great for the existing establishment I doubt they would have sold. Unfortunately existing businesses need existing residents to have a little spending money. Failing that, another concept must come in or you have a boarded up building for years or decades.

    Support the local businesses you like or shut up when they shutter.

    There haven't been as many job opportunities in these gentrifying areas for decades as there are now. Too bad wielding a can of spray paint doesn't look so good on a job application.

  • People want to dictate what businesses open and what customers they should serve. Sorry, but that kind of thinking can be turned right back around on you when somebody says they don't want businesses serving your kind in their neighborhood.

    Everybody gets to vote with their wallet. If nobody went to Furious Spoon, it would close.

Feb 06

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

Feb 04

Feb 03

Feb 02

Casa Aztlan murals restored

Developer Andrew Ahitow kept his promise to restore treasured murals at the former Casa Aztlan community center at 1831 S. Racine Ave.

...as Rudy Lozano, a Pilsen labor and community organizer memorialized in the public library at 1805 S. Loomis that bears his name...

    Gazette Chicago " Casa Aztlan murals restored
    February 2, 2018 Developer Andrew Ahitow kept his promise to restore treasured murals at the former Casa Aztlan community center at 1831 S. Racine Ave. Ahitow also is following through on his other promise to "create and sponsor a children's art workshop that sparks young residents' creativity and supports their talent," he said."We genuinely believe children are our most valuable resource, and we are dedicated to investing in their future."
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Feb 01

Jan 30

Updated Jan 30

When Cops Committ Crime

Found this on the internet. Did not check it out to figure out how accurate.

With Chicago's history we need data like this!

Source Vice
https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/595kv3/police-crime-database

    This is the first database that tracks America's criminal cops
    Twelve years ago, a criminal justice master's student named Philip Stinson got into an argument with his grad school classmates about how often police officers committed crimes. His peers, many of whom were cops themselves, thought police crime was rare, but Stinson, himself a former cop and attorney, thought the problem was bigger than anyone knew.
    https://news.vice.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/

    click this police department link. Find 3 Directives

    Community Relations Strategy
    Community Concerns and City services
    SDSC Camera

    You will be SHOCKED at what service we are supposed to get compared to what we actually get.

    There are reformers and anti reforms in the system. the reformers are doing...

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    http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/

    click this police department link. Find 3 Directives

    Community Relations Strategy
    Community Concerns and City services
    SDSC Camera

    You will be SHOCKED at what service we are supposed to get compared to what we actually get.

    There are reformers and anti reforms in the system. the reformers are doing a great job. The anti reformers (slackers) are actively engaged in the Blue Flu. We need to inoculate the city and rid the force of those who don't wan't to do their job.

    If ME TOO is coined we need a slogan Go after slackers.

    For those who "don't blame them" because the job is dangerous...think again. Don't take a dangerous job if your dna is not wired to handle danger.

    Drs are not afraid of blood. Soldiers go to war despite intense fear. Police should have the disposition, ethic, commitment to serve and protect. Who in their right mind would pay employees for 20% productivity and 80% failure. The Chicago way is way off mark.

    The Justice Department Civil Rights Division, States Attorney, Attorney General, Chicago Task Force, Chicago Inspector General ALL agree Chicago Police need reform.

    How we get what we are entitled to is to read the Directives; When you don't get the service call and report the refusal to serve to a regulatory agency.

    This is the NEW civic duty.

Jan 30

Jan 16

Updated Jan 29

Piano teacher?

Hi, I'm looking for a piano teacher for my five year old. Any recommendations? We have a piano, so we're able to have someone come to us, if needed. Thanks!

  • These are great ideas, thank you! I also found a site, takelessons.com, where you can look within an area code and see reviews for a teacher, too. I'm going to check out the places you recommended, as well. Thank you!

  • Follow-up, I tried the takelessons.com and had a miserable experience. Wouldn't stop harassing me after I created a profile, and when I did try to enlist a teacher, the teacher backed out within 30 minutes. Was told I would have someone try and help find a replacement, but no one ever contacted me and I called to get a refund. So, just FYI! Now looking at other options.

Jan 29

Police solve murders less than 20% of the time!

Despite having shots fired technology, cameras, a large workforce Police are unable to solve murders (and aother crimes) at a reasonable rate3. 80% of the time no one is caught.

What do residents have to do to curb the Blue Flu a chronic form of police misconduct?
There is lots of false bravado about "what a great job" police do...but numbers say otherwise.

The Community Relations Strategy,Community Concerns and City Services, and SDSC Directives are NOT followed. This is a...

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Despite having shots fired technology, cameras, a large workforce Police are unable to solve murders (and aother crimes) at a reasonable rate3. 80% of the time no one is caught.

What do residents have to do to curb the Blue Flu a chronic form of police misconduct?
There is lots of false bravado about "what a great job" police do...but numbers say otherwise.

The Community Relations Strategy,Community Concerns and City Services, and SDSC Directives are NOT followed. This is a major problem as those Directives are geared to protect help neighborhoods plagued by violence, murder, high crime. Nobody holds CPD Commanders accountable for failure to follow a Police Directive.

Get copy of the Directives and see what you are entitled to officially!

Source is WGN see video, read, see revealing charts below.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagos-murderclearance-rate-falls-to-historic-low/fecb9e20-595d-405b-8dd8-331a83f09e1d

    Chicago's Murder-Clearance Rate Falls to Historic Low
    The Chicago Police Department last year solved fewer than one in five murders committed during the year, the lowest rate for that crime in at least a half century, according to new police figures.
    https://www.wbez.org

Jan 29

  • Let's Move and Learn with Mac!

    Ms. Liu is asking for $1047.87:
    My students need a MacBook Air because I have a Promethean board that our school provided, but we do not have programs to fully utilize it so students could have the opportunity to interact and learn.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment

Jan 28

Jan 27

Jan 25

Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

In search of a small house or apt in Bridgeport , Ch. Il. 60608

The max rent is 900.00

  • Lily Maggie Lily Maggie Bridgeport resident

    Im looking for an apt, or small house to rent in Bridgeport, zip code 60608

    Move In date Jan/2018

  • Hi, we have an available apt at 26th and Princeton, if you are interested. It's a smaller 2 bed for $850.

  • Peter Drossos Douglas Park

    I have a 2 bedroom by Roosevelt and Western. Newly rehabbed. Great unit. Message me if you are interested.

Jan 22

Congrats to Anthony Riccio

Organized Crime Chief was tapped on the shoulder to be 2nd top cop.

He is a wonderful man who cares about residents living in the toughest parts of town. He helps several senior ladies I know on 3200/3300 W Walnut by deploying resources to clean up the shooting, drug dealing, murders on their block.

Congrats AnthonyR and for those who need help; send him an email.

Jan 22

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

  • Count On Me

    Mrs. Rodriguez is asking for $621.98:
    My students need Place Value, Time and Money, Addition, Number Bond, Fraction and Word Problem manipulatives to support their learning in the area of Mathematics.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment
  • Oh Yes I Can

    Mrs. Rodriguez is asking for $684.73:
    My students need Spanish books, Spanish file folder games, Word Sliders, Sight word puzzles and Math manipulatives.
    Pilsen Community Academy Comment

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