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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

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 07/16/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 5/24/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 5/28/2018. 2018 MOLE DE MAYO STAGES. REINSTATEMENT OF 2017 PERMIT#100704773. SAME 2-24X16 STAGES. ****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION****AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION R4EQUIRED********

    1400 W. 18th St. Issued May 16, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

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.

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT: RENOVATION OF EXISTING SIX UNIT 2 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING (2 STORY WITH BASEMENT PER CBC 13-48-020), NEW REAR STAIR AND EXITING DOORS, NEW FRONT EXTERIOR OPENING, NEW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING, NEW ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT ROOM UNDER REAR STAIR NON-COMBUSTIBLE, NO CHANGE TO EXISTING FAR, NUMBER OF DU OR SETBACKS & NEW PARKING PAD OFF ALLEY AS PER PLANS

    1845 S. Loomis St. Issued May 14, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Man carjacked overnight in Heart of Chicago on West Side

It happened shortly after 3 a.m. in the 1900 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

    Man carjacked overnight in Heart of Chicago on West Side
    A man was carjacked overnight in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

Chicago festivals guide 2018

...25-27, 2018Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 12-10 p.m.Pilsen, 18th St. at Ashland Ave....

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood

...18-20, 2018Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-10 p.m.Roscoe Village, 3100 N. Ashland Ave....

Lakeview, Belmont & Sheffield avenues

2701 N. Sheffield Ave.

2800-3100 W. 26th Street

1200-1600 N. Wells St.

4700 N. Broadway

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.

Midway Plaisance, 60th Street & Ellis Ave.

Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave.

    Chicago festivals guide 2018
    Here is a list of some festivals in Chicago for the 2018 season. Lincoln Park Wine FestMay 18-20, 2018Friday: 6-10 p.m., Saturday: 12-9 p.m., Sunday: 12-4 p.m.Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood www.lincolnparkwinefest.com Admission: $48-50 per person for daily wine tasting pass MayfestMay 18-20, 2018Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-10 p.m.Roscoe Village, 3100 N.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 13

May 10

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 07

Updated May 11

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 7- Sunday, May 13, 2018

Token: We’ll MAYke You Laugh at Alulu Brewery and Pub, 2011 S. Laflin St., 7:30 p.m.  A comedy variety show. Featuring Lindsey Shaw, Brittany Meyer, Max Friedman, Michael Njuguna Robinson, Jerry Tran, and Jared Chapman. Headliner: Sonal Aggarwal. Hosted by Liz Greenwood and Myriam Raymond.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Tonight’s special guest: Svengoolie (a/k/a Rich Koz)! Armando Diaz is Chicago’s longest-running improv show. It was created by Del Close, Dave Koechner and Adam McKay.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Feminist Happy Hour: Momma Tried at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 7:00 p.m. Feminist comedy for all in the month of mamas.” Tonight: Katie Oliver, Sharron Palm, JH Palmer, Rima Parikh, Lucia Whalen, and more TBA. Hosted by Alicia Swiz.

Comedy at Phyllis at Phyllis’ Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division St., 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase with Abe Rabinowitz, Amy Young, Brendan Gay, Brian...

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Comedic storytelling by Chicago’s top storytellers. Tonight: Lily Be (Stoop...

The Kates at The Book  Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. All-women stand-up showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff...

What’s It Like to Be You? At Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan Rd., 7:00 p.m. Go and you might get to tell your story live on...

Steppenwolf Gala at 1340 N. Cherry St., 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Rainn Wilson who is currently starring in Steppenwolf’s The Doppelganger and an auction with auctioneer Chris Rock. Individual tickets start at $1,000.

Yo Mama at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Comedy from some of Chicago’s...

Festival Laughs at Arie Crown Theater, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 7:00 p.m. Starring w/Sommore, Don “DC” Curry, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and George Wallace.

Anthony Jeselnik at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The "Funny Games" Tour.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    He needs to go-elections are coming up

  • Andrew Linc Sq Lifer

    Who needs to go?.....the double-faced Pritzker baby who is "pro-union", yet any attempt to unionize at Hyatt Hotels has been met with extreme resistance? You need to be clearer.

  • Armando Diaz, maybe?

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 11

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

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 09

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..

May 07

Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 7- Sunday, May 13, 2018

Token: We’ll MAYke You Laugh at Alulu Brewery and Pub, 2011 S. Laflin St., 7:30 p.m.  A comedy variety show. Featuring Lindsey Shaw, Brittany Meyer, Max Friedman, Michael Njuguna Robinson, Jerry Tran, and Jared Chapman. Headliner: Sonal Aggarwal. Hosted by Liz Greenwood and Myriam Raymond.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

The Armando Diaz Experience at iO, 1501 N. Kingsbury, 8:00 p.m. Tonight’s special guest: Svengoolie (a/k/a Rich Koz)! Armando Diaz is Chicago’s longest-running improv show. It was created by Del Close, Dave Koechner and Adam McKay.

Comedy Cocktail at House of Blues’ Foundation Room, 329 N. Dearborn, 6:00 p.m. Produced by James Allen Kamp, creator of the most excellent comedyofchicago...

Feminist Happy Hour: Momma Tried at Beauty Bar Chicago, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 7:00 p.m. Feminist comedy for all in the month of mamas.” Tonight: Katie Oliver, Sharron Palm, JH Palmer, Rima Parikh, Lucia Whalen, and more TBA. Hosted by Alicia Swiz.

Comedy at Phyllis at Phyllis’ Musical Inn, 1800 W. Division St., 8:00 p.m. Stand-up showcase with Abe Rabinowitz, Amy Young, Brendan Gay, Brian...

Funny Ha Ha: Oh, Mother at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, 6:30 p.m. Comedic storytelling by Chicago’s top storytellers. Tonight: Lily Be (Stoop...

The Kates at The Book  Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave., 7:00 p.m. All-women stand-up showcase created and produced by Kelsie Huff...

What’s It Like to Be You? At Colvin House, 5940 N. Sheridan Rd., 7:00 p.m. Go and you might get to tell your story live on...

Steppenwolf Gala at 1340 N. Cherry St., 6:30 p.m. Emceed by Rainn Wilson who is currently starring in Steppenwolf’s The Doppelganger and an auction with auctioneer Chris Rock. Individual tickets start at $1,000.

Yo Mama at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Comedy from some of Chicago’s...

Festival Laughs at Arie Crown Theater, 2301 South Lake Shore Dr., 7:00 p.m. Starring w/Sommore, Don “DC” Curry, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and George Wallace.

Anthony Jeselnik at The Vic, 3145 N. Sheffield, 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The "Funny Games" Tour.

    Chicago comedy spotlight for Monday, May 7- Sunday, May 13, 2018
    Visitors in town: Rita Rudner, Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley of #IMOMSOHARD, Chris Rock, David Drake, Anthony Jeselnik, and Ashley Hamilton. Plus, Festival Laughs is here: Sommore, Don "DC" Curry, Tony Rock, Arnez J, and George Wallace. (Two Rock brothers are here the same week!) At Zanies: Jason Cheny, Gabriel Rutledge, Jimmy Pardo, Warren B.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

May 05

May 05

Lockpicker

Someone tried breaking into my apartment on the corner of damen and 21st street. Jokes on them, I have nothing to steal.

May 04

May 02

Cragin Spring posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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Apr 28

Alderman Danny Solis added 11 new photos — at...

What a perfect day to honor and celebrate our children at the annual Chicago Día de los Niños Parade. Thousands of Chicago students and their families took part in a day that means so much to our community. Thanks to all my colleagues who joined our effort to support our DACA students, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Chicago City Clerk, Theresa Mah, Alderman Jason Ervin, State Rep Melissa Ervin, Alma Anaya for Cook County Commissioner. Thank you, Harrison Park for hosting our big event. Thanks to all the CPS schools for your participation and great energy. Que vivan los niños!

    Alderman Danny Solis
    Alderman Danny Solis added a new photo - at 18th St. & Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 28

Alderman Danny Solis added 10 new photos — at...

What a perfect day to honor and celebrate our children at the annual Chicago Día de los Niños Parade. Thousands of Chicago students and their families took part in a day that means so much to our community. Thanks to all my colleagues who joined our effort to support our DACA students, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Chicago City Clerk, Theresa Mah, Alderman Jason Ervin, State Rep Melissa Ervin, Alma Anaya for Cook County Commissioner. Thank you, Harrison Park for hosting our big event. Thanks to all the CPS schools for your participation and great energy. Que vivan los niños!

    Alderman Danny Solis
    Alderman Danny Solis added a new photo - at 18th St. & Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 27

Apr 26

    China-based online education companies just launched an aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers
    Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there's perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now. The reason: China-based online education companies are in an apparent race with each other to hire U.S.
    https://finance.yahoo.com

Apr 26

Apr 25

We get more LOW marks for development and expansion!

With all the headlines about what a great job Chicago is doing...look at our ranking! Even po dunk little places are doing better! Even Detroit!

Perspective is important when winding through the spinn city hall throws out there.

source below

http://www.businessinsider.com/us-economy-by-metro-area-ranked-san-francisco-seattle-austin-2018-4?amp%3Butm_medium=referral

    The economies of the 40 biggest US cities, ranked from worst to best
    The US economy varies in its biggest cities. Metro areas such as San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, and San Jose have particularly strong economies; Cleveland, Virginia Beach, and Providence are much weaker. That's according to our ranking, which ranks metro areas by taking into account their unemployment rate, average weekly wage, job growth rate, GDP per capita, and GDP growth rate.
    http://www.businessinsider.com

Jun 22

Updated Apr 25

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
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u achieve anything Gabe? What was it?

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We went to the Directrive page again. We found a TREASURE TROVE of police forms that are supposed to be used to help us. Look under FORMS hyperlink. Ask the Superintendent and Gen Counsel to get the form up and running. do a foia and you can see if the form was used at all!

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