2 days ago

  • 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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

4 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

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 5 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.

5 days ago

May 14

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 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

#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 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 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 04

Updated May 06

Renting in Chicago: What will $1,500 get you?

1641 W. 18th St., #2R (Lower West Side)

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

4308 N. Clark St. | Photos: Zumper

1719 W. Barry Ave., #CH1 (Lakeview)

4343 N. Clarendon Ave., #2515 (Uptown)

2013 W. Iowa St., #1F (Ukrainian Village)

    Renting in Chicago: What will $1,500 get you?
    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 finding a place in Chicago if you've got $1,500 / month earmarked for your rent.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 06

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

TRP, #IncreaseThePeace, and the Peace and Education Coalition’s Statement on the May 4th shooting of a law enforcement official in Back of the Yards

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

    TRP, #IncreaseThePeace, and the Peace and Education Coalition's Statement on the May 4th shooting of a law enforcement official in Back of the Yards - The Resurrection Project
    Share this:CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 4, 2018 - We stand in solidarity with the law enforcement officials and specifically ATF in these tragic times and we pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded officer shot in Back of the Yards last night. Similarly, we stand in solidarity with all members of the community that have ...
    http://resurrectionproject.org

May 03

May 02

Apr 30

srboisvert posted 1 photo to Flickr:

Apr 29

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERT PROJECT. A-2 MULTI-UNIT TO REMAIN. REAR 2-STORY AND DORMER ADDITION, INTERIOR RENOVATION, AND REAR WOOD PORCH AND STAIRS AS PER PLANS.

    1737 W. 16th St. Issued April 27, 2018 Comment

Apr 27

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    TENANT BUILD-OUT WITH MECHANICAL ALTERATIONS, NEW PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL. CHANGE OF OCCUPANCY FROM CLASS F MERACANTILE TO CLASS C-1 ASSEMBLY. COMMERCIAL USE AS AN EATING AND DRINKING ESTABLISHMENT PER PLANS **CERTIFIED PLANS CORRECTIONS: CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS ** / GENERAL RESTAURANT: PREPARED FOOD SERVICE WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND DANCING WITHIN ENCLOSED AREAS. / 4-20-18 / DIST B3-2 (P-STREET) /STAMP FOR 1713 W 18TH ST

    1713 W. 18th St. Issued April 25, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UPDATE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 400 AMPS WITH 3 METERS FOR ONE STORE, ONE APARTMENT AND PUBLIC. SERVICE ONLY

    1659 W. Cullerton St. Issued April 25, 2018 Comment

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!

Apr 25

Apr 23

  • Animals, Animals, Animals

    Mrs. Cruz is asking for $274.07:
    My students need a variety of animal collections to choose from during Center Time.
    Cooper Dual Language Academy Comment

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