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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SECOND FLOOR MASONRY ADDITION, REPLACEMENT OF REAR ENCLOSED PORCH WITH NEW 2 STORY W/ BASEMENT ADDITION, LOWER EXISTING BASEMENT FLOOR SLAB, REPLACE EXISTING FRONT ENTRY STAIR S.A.E., INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW DETACHED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE (NO REFRIGERATION WORK)CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1628 S. Washtenaw Ave. Issued July 16, 2018 Comment

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2 days ago

On tap: Chicago's top 5 breweries, ranked

Lagunitas Brewing Company, a brewery in Douglas Park, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 508 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2607 W. 17th St. (between Washtenaw Avenue and Rockwell Street) to see for yourself.

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Topping the list is Piece Brewery and Pizzeria. Located at 1927 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park, it is the most popular brewery in Chicago, boasting four stars out...

Next up is Logan Square's Revolution Brewing, situated at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. With four stars out of 1,935 reviews on Yelp, the brewpub has proven to be a local favorite.

North Center's Half Acre Beer Company, located at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. (between Hutchinson Street and Cullom Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the brewery 4.5 stars out of 528 reviews.

And then there's Goose Island Tap Room, a West Town favorite with 4.5 stars out of 239 reviews. Stop by 1800 W. Fulton St. (at Wood Street) or visit the international brewery's other Chicago location in Lincoln Park.

    On tap: Chicago's top 5 breweries, ranked
    Looking to try the best breweries in town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated breweries in Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for porters, IPAs, pilsners and more. Photo: Megumi S./Yelp Topping the list is Piece Brewery and Pizzeria.
    http://abc7chicago.com

3 days ago

    NYPD's assistant inspector general chosen as Chicago's police watchdog
    An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago's deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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Apr 19

Updated 5 days ago

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Gini, did u do the plan? Did u get good results?

5 days ago

Poor HD reception?

Found a 150 mile HD TV antenna. It works really well. Most of pixles reduced and channels are more clear.

On my block lots tell me they have problems with this. Here is the solution!

Jul 11

Does anybody remember ECON101 in High School?

There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the...

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There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the pie..I presume the 2% percentage based on gdp means everyone should build a military for their own country. No where is it written one country should fund all.

This one country invading other countries is not part of the equation for NATO. the US is not picking up somebody elses' share of payment. We CHARGE countries when we invade them so the $$ come back to us in many ways.

There is no transparency in $$ in and $$ out for the cost of war, invasions, etc.

This is all very unclear when one THINKS closely about what we consume in the news.

If the ultimate goal is to reduce war, reduce military spending, create PEACE....ramping up all countries in an ARMS RACE will continue to drain $$ off of what Residents in countries need. Example: Infrastructure like roads. Schools. Our own law enforcement, a healthy consumer society.

Any economists out there who can chime in? THANKS

If we take it even further and say military in Chicago is Police; Military for State is State Police; Military for County is Cook County Sheriff...,does that mean Chicago spends too much on military.

Evidence would say that 2/3rds of the city is a blighted slum and that is possible.
My block is not so bad but has 2 vacant lots and 3 abandoned buildings. However, neighboring streets have as many as HALF vacant lots. Some are 705 vacant lots and vacant housing.

Jul 07

Updated Jul 09

What is your opinion of the Expressway shut down?

It was nice to see the Mayor, Superintendent, Marchers in solidarity.

  • @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that...

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    @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that the government is an answer to all of our issues. I am for much smaller government. But what our local government can most certainly do is improve school quality in these areas.

    Regarding jobs, that's great that you had the ability to move whenever you got a job but I think you are failing to understand that black youth needs jobs in their community to learn skills first, such as working in a local ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, grocery store, bussing tables, whatever. These jobs are non-existent because these communities are devoid of businesses.

    And about guns, why is it that I know many people with guns who have them legally, yet they haven't committed any crime using a gun? Don't blame the gun. It's an inanimate object. A kid in NJ was recently hacked to death with a machete. It's not the weapon because anything can be a weapon, even a baseball bat or a golf club so let's get real here.

    There is something profoundly wrong in these black neighborhoods and what they have in common is poverty, dependence on the government dole, no jobs, no city services, horrible schools, gangs and drugs. They are living in a horrific reality and stuck where they are. You think they wouldn't move if they could? It's not so simple.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel...

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    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel miles to find work and to go to work. Why should it be different for the teenagers of Chicagos South and west sides. Poverty isn't exclusive to Chicago. I hear excuse after excuse. Complaining about this and waiting for hand outs. Not right. Get up and do it and you will see change.

Jul 07

Jul 06

Girl, 5, dies in possible murder-suicide in Douglas Park, police say

...Emergency crews responded around 9 p.m. to a report of a fire in the 1600-block of South California Avenue in the city's Douglas Park neighborhood. That's when they discovered the two bodies...

    Girl, 5, dies in possible murder-suicide in Douglas Park, police say
    Authorities were investigating the deaths of a man and a girl in a fire Thursday night in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Emergency crews found the 5-year-old girl and 51-year-old man dead about 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of South California, according to Chicago Police.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 06

Man, 5-year-old girl found dead after Chicago apartment fire

The fire was reported about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of South California Avenue near Douglas Park, according to the Chicago Police Department. A 51-year-old man and...

1600-1799 S. California Ave.

    Man, girl found dead after Chicago apartment fire
    CHICAGO - Police said the deaths of a young girl and a man who were found following an apartment fire in Chicago are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide. The fire was reported about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of South California Avenue near Douglas Park, according to the Chicago Police Department.
    http://wgntv.com

Jul 06

2 People Killed in West Side House Fire

The fire took place in the 1600 block of South California in the city’s Douglas Park neighborhood on Thursday night. According to authorities, one adult and one child were killed in the blaze, which was reported just after 8:30 p.m.

    2 People Killed in West Side House Fire
    A house fire on the city's West Side claimed two lives and sent a firefighter to an area hospital, officials say.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 06

Adult, child found dead in fire across from Douglas Park

Police and firefighters work the scene where an adult and a child were found dead in a fire on the 1600 block of South California Avenue in Chicago on July 5, 2018.

    Adult, child found dead in fire across from Douglas Park
    A child and an adult were found dead in a fire across from Douglas Park late Thursday, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Lost Cat, Pilsen (18th and Ashland)

I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to...

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I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to come into her own. I have had her as an indoor house cat for the past 5 years in Chicago. I assume with her behavior and personality that she is likely scared and hiding somewhere right now.

I am distraught over the whole situation.

  • I used to bang canned food around my home to find my guys if they got out. Try that, and call her, maybe you'll find her. Good luck!!

  • She is probably hiding somewhere nearby. Put out her litter box. When it is quiet, go out and call to her. She could also have gotten into an open garage so check with your neighbors. I am confident she will find her way home. My friend lost her cat the same way and she came home 28 days later.

  • So sorry that you lost your cat. I think that there are several facebook and other sites where you can post your pictures and see if someone has found her. If you need help with that, I am happy to search other threads for the links.

    Hope this helps.

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Jun 26

A 3-Bedroom Duplex Condo with a Rare Solarium in the South Loop: 1530 S. State

On the 18th and 19th floor, it has 18 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows and 3 exposures, including the city skyline.

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A 3-Bedroom Duplex Condo with a Rare Solarium in the South Loop: 1530 S. State

    A 3-Bedroom Duplex Condo with a Rare Solarium in the South Loop: 1530 S. State
    This 3-bedroom duplex in Dearborn Tower at 1530 S. State in the South Loop came on the market in April 2018. On the 18th and 19th floor, it has 18 foot ceilings with floor to ceiling windows and 3 exposures, including the city skyline.
    http://cribchatter.com

Jun 24

Safe

Is Douglas park safe to live

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Jun 22

Join Us for the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia on Facebook Live

What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
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What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
Join us for the formal launch of Nonprofit Utopia, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will show you around the site and show you how to make the most of your membership. You will have an opportunity to meet Nonprofit Utopia members in person, and share ideas about how we can collectively bring the online community to its highest and best use. Click onto the link for further information. What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.

Join us for the formal launch of Nonprofit Utopia, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will show you around the site and show you how to make the most of your membership. You will have an opportunity to meet Nonprofit Utopia members in person, and share ideas about how we can collectively bring the online community to its highest and best use.

https://mailchi.mp/58339aa67fdb/join-us-for-the-launch-of-nonprofit-utopia-on-facebook-live?e=c468a13b44

Jun 22

For those who got a LARGE LOT

Found a really nice schematic decision making tree for buyers to use! It is really nice.

https://largelots.org/static/documents/LISC%20Large%20Lots%20Activation%20Guide.pdf

    https://largelots.org

Jun 08

Updated Jun 21

Problems getting 911 response?

This past week a 911 Supervisor filed a SPECIAL ATTENTION for the address that is problematic.

With a SPECIAL ATTENTION CPD will have to do more.

Never talk to the front line operator. Always speak to a Supervisor. Ask what additional things they can do when 911 OEMC calls are not responded to by CPD.

You can foia the special attentions. Then throw them to the IG. Perhaps the Ig will get better results than we residents who do not get 911 responses that are meaningful.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just got good news! 11th District will carry 21-208 forms. This means residents can request cars fill out a service request for US.

    Go ahead, gert a wish list and order away!

    Need pot hole fixed? Need tree trimmed? Flag down a Beat car and ask them to fill out...

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    Just got good news! 11th District will carry 21-208 forms. This means residents can request cars fill out a service request for US.

    Go ahead, gert a wish list and order away!

    Need pot hole fixed? Need tree trimmed? Flag down a Beat car and ask them to fill out this form.

    In the event they DO NOT have the form on them post here. They will be disobeying the CAPS Chief Directive and we need to let him know so he can do something about it!

    Post here date, time, patrol car no who SUCCESSFULLY ordered and those WHO REFUSED.

    Both need to get the right kind of credit.

    This is GOOD FOR US. The COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND CITY SERVICE DIRECTIVE is finally getting implemented. It is a decade old and never used for our benefit.

    Your new civic duty is to ORDER AWAY and let the Superintendent and Caps Chief know when the Patrol cars disobeyed their order. To be on the safe side, have the form on hand and tell them to fill out.

    You now have a little power. USE it!!

Jun 08

Updated Jun 21

Does anyone have a RING doorbell?

Can you tell your experience? THANKS Several on our block are considering getting one.

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Hey, gpblight, if you haven't bought the Ring doorbell, and you want to, go to QVC.com. Today, Saturday, they have a special: $84.95 with 5 easy payments of $16.99 (and free shipping too!). There you can watch a video presentation and see reviews.

    I hope you get this in time.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We had our 2nd meeting on our block. It looks like we may have 5-6 neighbors getting a RING device. We are all encouraged by the product. Thanks Tomorrow, we missed the sale. That was thoughtful of you.

Jun 19

1515 W. Monroe (Cedar Street) Letter of Opposition

2602 W. 16th Street,

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1515 W. Monroe (Cedar Street) Letter of Opposition

Part A ( Phase 1): A rezoning and redevelopment of the existing buildings located in the vicinity of Ashland and Monroe and the creation of a new “revised/amended” Residential-Business Planned Development No. 773 with commercial spaces, 260 micro units, 9 parking spaces

Density with respect to Phase 1 (Part A) which did not include any of the surface parking lots or building at Adams & Ashland.

Community requested developers to provide off-street driveway for shared ride/vehicular drop-offs, and deliveries ( UPS, FedEx, USPS, Peapod, etc.) via the parking lot currently located at Laflin and Monroe.

...parking of 1 per unit like all the properties in the Jackson Historic District. Both 1500 W Monroe and 1526 W. Monroe which are located just across the street from the proposed development...

...unit like all the properties in the Jackson Historic District. Both 1500 W Monroe and 1526 W. Monroe which are located just across the street from the proposed development are listed as historic...

    1515 W. Monroe (Cedar Street) Letter of Opposition - Neighbors of West Loop
    June 15, 2016 Alderman Jason Ervin, 28th Ward City of Chicago 2602 W. 16th Street, Chicago, IL 60608 Re: 1515 W.
    http://neighborsofwestloop.com

Jun 18

Fresh Start to your Week: 6/18 – 6/20

MONDAY & TUESDAY, JUNE 18th & 19th

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Wand: 2 Nights @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00pm, 21+

Millennium Park Summer Music Series: José James & Kahil El’Zabar @ Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St,6:30pm – 9:00pm, All Ages

Celebration: 826CHI Teen Writers Studio Book Release @ Poetry Foundation, 61 W Superior St, 7:00pm, All Ages

Big Syn / The Curls / Sama Dams / Divorce @ The Burlington, 3425 W Fullerton Ave., 8:00pm, 21+

Relax Attack Jazz Series: Hong Kong @ the Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave, 11:30pm, 21+

Slow Caves / Laverne / Uma Bloo @ GMan Tavern, 3740 N Clark St, 7:00pm, 21+

Mykele Deville / Jordanna / Oliv Blu @ Tonic Room, 2447 N Halsted St, 8:00pm, 21+

SNST /Ovef Ow / Sleepwalk / Wet Tropics @ Subterranean, 2011 W North Ave, 8:30pm, 21+

    Fresh Start to your Week: 6/18 - 6/20 - Third Coast Review
    This edition of the Fresh Start is filled with some fun concerts. Summer is officially about to start later this week and what better way to celebrate than some excellent music from local bands and beyond! So whether your looking for jazz, hip hop, rock, or pop, there's a show for you this week!
    https://thirdcoastreview.com

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