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    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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION OF EXISTING 10 DU, IN FOUR STORY MIXED-USE BUILDING W/ BASEMENT, TO INCLUDE STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING SYSTEMS.

    2622 W. Cermak Rd. Issued July 13, 2018 Comment

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Apr 19

Updated 3 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?

3 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!

4 days ago

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.

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Jul 07

Updated 6 days ago

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 09

Jul 09

3 Dead, at Least 19 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

In the 2700 block of West 25th Street, a 62-year-old man was barbecuing when a man fired shots with a black semi-automatic handgun, striking him in the right knee. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said.

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In the city’s most recent fatal shooting, a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest while standing in the 5500 block of West Haddon Avenue, police said.

On Sunday morning, two people were shot in the 3000 block of West Jackson at approximately 3:30 a.m., according to police. One of the victims, a 32-year-old man, was shot in the neck and back and was later pronounced dead at Mount Sinai.

The weekend’s first fatal shooting occurred in the 9300 block of South Luella at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday night, police said. A 40-year-old man was standing at the location when multiple offenders walked up to him and opened fire, striking him multiple times.

Just before midnight in the 100 block of North Mayfield, a 29-year-old man got into an argument with another man and was shot in the knee. The victim was taken to West Suburban in stable condition.

Two men were shot in the 1400 block of South Millard at approximately 1:27 a.m., police said. One man, a 36-year-old, was...

A 41-year-old man was discovered with a gunshot wound to his head in the 200 block of West 95th Street, police said. The man was found inside of a car that has crashed into a median in the area. He was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition.

A 47-year-old man walked into an establishment in the 5400 block of West Chicago at approximately 6:22 a.m. and was shot by another man, police said. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his neck and legs.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the arm while standing on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of West 55th Street at approximately 6:41 p.m., police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

In the 5300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at approximately 7 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he was shot in the groin. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.

A 37-year-old man was shot in the leg while sitting in a vehicle in the 9000 block of South May, police said. At approximately 12:19 a.m., a man appeared in a gangway and opened fire, striking the victim. He was taken to Christ Hospital in fair condition.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the 4400 block of South Lavergne at approximately 1:27 a.m., police said. The man was at a gathering when another man shot him, then escaped in a nearby vehicle. The man was in stable condition at Mount Sinai with gunshot wounds to his groin and backside.

A 37-year-old man was in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee when he was shot in the leg while leaving an establishment. The shot came from a large altercation in the street, and the victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, according to police.

In the 800 block of East 89th Street, a 30-year-old man was on a sidewalk around 6:30 p.m. when a passenger in a black SUV fired shots at him, striking him in the neck and left arm. The victim was taken to University of Chicago in critical condition, according to police.

At approximately 8:30 p.m., a 63-year-old man was inside of an abandoned house in the 2000 block of West 70th Place when another man, who pulled out a gun and shot him in the left leg and groin. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition, police said. 

    3 Dead, at Least 19 Wounded in Weekend Shootings
    Three people are dead, and at least 19 more have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago this weekend. In the city's most recent fatal shooting, a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest while standing in the 5500 block of West Haddon Avenue, police said.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 08

Man, 62, shot in Little Village while barbecuing

The 62-year-old was in front of a home in the 2700 block of West 25th Street about 4:30 p.m. when someone fired a black handgun in his direction, hitting him in the right knee, police said. The 62-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

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In the most recent attack, a 20-year-old man was shot in the groin in the 4300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at around 7:05 p.m. The man was treated at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the right arm about 6:45 p.m. in the 3200 block of West 55th Street, in the city’s Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.

About 12 hours earlier, around 6:25 a.m., a 47-year-old man was in a business in the 5400 block of West Chicago Avenue in the city’s South Austin neighborhood when someone shot him, police said.

She told police she was cleaning a desk in the 5800 block of North Spaulding Avenue in the city’s Hollywood Park neighborhood when she “felt pain’’ and began bleeding in her upper right shoulder. She did not hear any gunfire, police said.

    Man shot in South Austin business
    At least one person was shot on Saturday morning on the West Side. The victim, a 47-year-old man, was in a business in the 5400 block of West Chicago Avenue in the city's South Austin neighborhood when someone shot him about 6:25 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 08

At Least 7 Wounded in Shootings Across Chicago

A 62-year-old man was shot in the right knee in the 2700 block of West 25th Street just before 4:30 p.m., police said. The man was barbecuing in front of a home when a person opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun, striking the victim. He was taken to the hospital in good condition.

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A 36-year-old man is in critical condition and another man is in serious condition after they were shot multiple times in the 1400 block of South Millard on Saturday morning.

About 10 minutes later, another man was shot in the 200 block of West 95th Street, police said. The 41-year-old victim was sitting inside of a crashed vehicle when police discovered him, and he was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head.

The shooting, which occurred in the 5400 block of West Chicago, happened when the man walked into an establishment and another man opened fire. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

A 25-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3200 block of West 55th Street when he heard shots and felt pain in his arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition after the shooting, police said.

In the 4300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at approximately 7:02 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain in his groin area. The man was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Jul 07

Jul 06

On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office...

On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office teamed up with Latinos Progresando and Northwestern University in Little Village for a Clean & Green of the several blocks around 21st St & Fairfield Ave. Together we helped beautify this area of Little Village while also raising awareness of Latinos Progresando's campaign to renovate and move into a vacant Chicago Public Library that sits at 2724 W Cermak Rd. Once complete this building will serve as a legal immigration services center, community center, and also provide educational and mental health services. This project is made possible in part by a $250,000 grant through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and support from Alderman Cardenas.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office teamed up with Latinos Progresando and Northwestern University in Little Village for a Clean & Green of the several blocks around 21st St & Fairfield...
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Jul 05

On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office...

On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office teamed up with Latinos Progresando and Northwestern University in Little Village for a Clean & Green of the several blocks around 21st St & Fairfield Ave. Together we helped beautify this area of Little Village while also raising awareness of Latinos Progresando's campaign to renovate and move into a vacant Chicago Public Library that sits at 2724 W Cermak Rd. Once complete this building will serve as a legal immigration services center, community center, and also provide educational and mental health services. This project is made possible in part by a $250,000 grant through the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund and support from Alderman Cardenas.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    On Tuesday, June 26 Alderman Cardenas' office teamed up with Latinos Progresando and Northwestern University in Little Village for a Clean & Green of the several blocks around 21st St & Fairfield...
    https://www.facebook.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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