May 15

Updated 1 hour ago

Segregation in Chicago won't be solved while anti-"gentrification" sentiment flourishes.

The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to...

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The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to fester to the point where, even local alderman have come out amongst the ranks of the Chicago machine to decry its atrocities: "How dare white professionals think they can move into one of these areas!" Think that's hyperbolic? Look at some of the anti-development ordinances being proposed by these political 'leaders' in traditionally underserved communities. Wake up friends. They want to keep these areas economically depressed and artificially deflated to secure votes of their own prosperity - not yours. The first black POTUS can't even open his community center without legions of protests and controversy from the "where's mine!" crowd ... and we think segregation is going to be busted by a few talking points on educational policy and equity?

Nah. This is a top-down epidemic. Years of race-baiting and pandering have created this cultural cancer. Race relations have gotten worse, not better. And this disparity of equity has been created, curated and maintained by the Chicago machine. Let's not forget that.

Tough conversations and new ideas are what will solve these issues. We'll end segregation when we celebrate our individual strengths vs obsessing over our petty differences. And they are just that...beyond petty. White, black, we're all the same. But we can't fight REAL racism when we're too busy chasing fake boogeymen.

http://www.metroplanning.org/costofsegregation/roadmap.aspx?utm_source=%2froadmap&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

    Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region - Metropolitan Planning Council
    http://www.metroplanning.org
  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    Call me crazy, but I think you two agree about most things.

    It’s fair to say that owners benefit more than renters from improving neighborhoods.

    It’s fair to say we should have compassion for those renters who can’t afford paying to live in a nicer area.

    It’s fair to say that people who are making a neighborhood nicer shouldn’t be demonized for trying to make it better.

    None of that is controversial.

  • Your last comment is comical. “Evidence”, eh?

    I could sit here and source every single study/article/academic paper on the web regarding Chicago “gentrification” (almost all of which will inevitably touch on the race angle), but I’m not going to do that. You just keep believing what you want, I’m just...

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    Your last comment is comical. “Evidence”, eh?

    I could sit here and source every single study/article/academic paper on the web regarding Chicago “gentrification” (almost all of which will inevitably touch on the race angle), but I’m not going to do that. You just keep believing what you want, I’m just a huge conspiracy theorist. Never mind what I go through, see, read and experience on an everyday basis.

    As I said, it’s actually kind of laughable how you’re trying to pass the issue off. But that’s cool, weather is much too nice to sit here and argue with you.

28 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

All Lives Matter - Black Professor Says "Unleash those troops"

Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values...

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Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values of self-reliance and personal responsibility. But those virtues needs a clean space to thrive and flourish, a place where an innocent 13-year-old Hispanic girl trying to earn some extra money as a babysitter is exempt from having to negotiate with extortionist gang-bangers who extract half her earnings from her under the pretense of protecting her life and her virginity. In Chicago, some neighborhoods are overseen by gangs that ought to be viewed as operators of terror cells, nihilistic institutional organizations that invade the sphere of civilized life. These gangs have declared themselves above the law. "

http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/389056-mr-president-please-send-the-troops-to-chicago

Whether you agree or disagree with Dr. Hill, please pass this around and encourage others in our city and in places of power (Washington DC) to honestly look at the crime situation in our city. What should we do?

    Mr. President, please send the troops to Chicago
    President Trump Donald John Trump Comey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is 'an idiot' for saying protesting NFL players 'shouldn't be in the country' MORE , during your presidential campaign you made a promise to send federal troops to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.
    http://thehill.com
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Thanks Ria Rai,

    I just go with the idea that Chicago is a City like other cities and towns in the USA or in other countries. Our problems with crime are not unique - let's look at how other cities are handling things or not doing so well.

    New York...

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    Thanks Ria Rai,

    I just go with the idea that Chicago is a City like other cities and towns in the USA or in other countries. Our problems with crime are not unique - let's look at how other cities are handling things or not doing so well.

    New York City and Los Angeles have been doing well with crime since the mid 1990s. London England has fallen down and for the first time since the year 1800, London had more murders than New York City. In London, the thugs use knives instead of guns like here in our Chicago.

    I hope everyone has a safe Memorial day weekend.

  • Rai - What are the stats on who is killed in this city every year? What are the stats on who is convicted for the violent crime in this city every year? What you’re saying is great for running for office, or for keeping things nice and politically correct. But...

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    Rai - What are the stats on who is killed in this city every year? What are the stats on who is convicted for the violent crime in this city every year? What you’re saying is great for running for office, or for keeping things nice and politically correct. But I don’t think the cops need to stop and frisk little old asian grandmas .... or white surburban college kids from DePaul. Not because they’re NOT black, but because they’re NOT the ones being systematically murdered on the streets.

    At a certain point, black Chicagoans are going to have to ask themselves a real question: what’s more offensive? Hurt feelings, or dead bodies?

    I would think that’s a pretty easy question to answer, but apparently not.

12 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF CERTIFICATION- NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 2 STORY WITH BASEMENT FRAME BUILDING WITH REAR OPEN DECK AND ATTACHED FRAME GARAGE WITH ROOF DECK

    549 E. 44th Pl. Issued May 24, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERSION AND FULL RENOVATION OF EXISTING 2-STORY, 2 UNIT ATTACHED RESIDENTIAL BUILDING W/ BASEMENT (3B CONSTRUCTION). NEW REAR WOOD DECK AND STAIR, NEW 2-CAR FRAME GARAGE, PER PLAN.(conditional permit subject to field inspections)

    4345 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Issued May 24, 2018 Comment

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36 hours ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    NEW 2 STORY BRICK/FRAME SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT. NEW REAR WOOD DECK. NEW 2 PARKING SPACES. ALL WORK AS PER PLANS.

    612 E. 42nd St. Issued May 23, 2018 Comment

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BAG LOST "GROCERIES" JEWEL OSCO 35TH South State Street, North West Corner, May 14, 2018

Blood Glucose Medical History, Keys, two Bungee cords, computer equipment. Please return. $100. reward, no questions asked (All contents must be intact and inspected) Lost on May 14, 2018 between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm

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May 18

Updated 6 days ago

Found Dog

Found this little guy near the corner of 43rd Street and S Indiana Ave around 6:45 this morning. He's been dropped off at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2741 S Western Ave where he'll be held for 4-5 days and then put up for adoption and/or released to a rescue organization. Please help him get back to his family.

  • Don't forget the reality of euthanasia due to lack of space at shelters or due to not being in perfect health. People, you need to get your dogs microchipped. A dog is not a toy, it is a living being

  • I talked to several neighbors and it appears this dog had been a stray for a long time so he might not have a family looking for him. I called several no-kill shelters before I took him to CACC and they wouldn't accept him as a stray off the street. Because he's small, cute and relatively well behaved, the consensus is he'll find a forever home soon.

6 days ago

May 16

Wilding Mob Attack Criminals Still At Large

Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob,...

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Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob, wilding attack, trying to spin it off as just teens acting a little rowdy or worse the police lied and said it was a case of two groups fighting. No, it was a case of a young suburban man and his girl friend coming off the Oak Street Beach and getting jumped and nearly or maybe even murdered by a large group of 25-50 South Side punks who organized these attacks on Social Media. We should set up an award for information that leads to the arrest, prosecute and severe punishment of these dangerous criminals who do these violent attacks for fun.

    CPD scrambles to explain why parents of injured suburban man ignored
    The Chicago Police Department is scrambling to explain why the parents of a 21-year-old suburban man - who suffered a serious head injury after a Gold Coast attack by a mob of teenagers - were ignored for days when they tried to file a police report. Local Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 12

Updated May 16

Teen wilding mob from 47th street invades Mag Mile

CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also...

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CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also the tourist industry on North Michigan ave works hard to suppress crime stories of tourists being robbed or attacked.

The reports that I trust indicate this was an organized gang wilding attack - gang colors were Red and Black and might be some gang initiation for teens ~ 13 and 14 years old.

Please use your neighborhood contacts to find out exactly who organized this murderous flash mob, wilding invasion/attack. We should be prepared for similar organized wilding attacks in our communities.

I highly recommend this anti crime blog based in Boystown:

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/mag-mile-goes-wild-at-least-four.html

    Mag Mile Goes Wild: At Least Four Injured As Dozens Of Teens Run Rampant Near Historic Water Tower
    UPDATE MAY 8: Local alderman now says cops were "vastly outnumbered" and an internal review is underway to determine why police "early warning" system about mob actions failed. See our full update on this development HERE. Our original report follows.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    Thank you for this info because it's very important.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    More lies, cover ups by the Chicago Dem elite including some in the Chicago Police Department. This terrible wilding mob attack on this young suburban couple - the victim last I heard is in critical condition with a fractured skull! Police failed to even make a police report and lied that said it was just a fight between two groups! yeah right: At least the Sun Times is reporting on this brutal crime story instead of covering it all up like the rest of the fake news, lying press: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

May 16

Safety and Security Meeting

Don't miss tonight's (May 16) safety and security community meeting! The meeting will take place St. Paul and the Redeemer (4945 S. Dorchester Ave.) at 7 p.m. See attached flyer for details. If you have any questions about the meeting, please call our office at (773) 536-8103.

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  • Who ever this happened to, curious to know how they got in.

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Updated May 11

Pop Up Car Parties

These street parties have to end. Between State and Wabash on 37th street every day people park their cars during “happy hour” and basically drink, smoke, urinate and litter. On weekends this will grow into a bigger problem. I don’t understand why the police don’t stop this. It causes litter, property damage and will ultimately lead to crime. Who wants to come home to a pop-up block party of people drinking beer in the street? Not me. And this wouldn’t be allowed in most parts of Chicago. Please tell me what I need to do to make this stop.

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Updated May 08

35th and indiana

so is anyone going to do something about the heavy drug dealing and homeless that hang out on 35th and indiana. Those people are not homeless cause the street is empty when the drugs run out. I really think the police are scared of these hoodlums. any ideas?

  • Hendrix333 new to Chicago

    @Douglas_Peep
    Yes! "Robust community policing and strategic, targeted approaches" - we've got to find a way to make this a reality.

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    Watkins - great way to lay out the balance needed. Hopefully you got the name or some identification of the officer you mentioned and made a complaint. Letting the Alderman of the beat that officer is on is a good idea also to keep the pressure on. You can tell what beat an officer is on by looking at the number on the top right of the vehicle. Need to get the bad ones out to let the good ones do their job.

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Updated May 02

Sip and Savor Coffee Shop tells Chicagoans ‘Black Dollars Matter’

Sip & Savor coffee spot, located on 43rd and Forrestville–deep in the heart of Bronzeville–was booming Saturday after sending out flyers to make...

Sip and Savor’s locations are: 528 E 43rd St and 5301 S Hyde Park Blvd.

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Sip and Savor’s locations are: 528 E 43rd St and 5301 S Hyde Park Blvd.

    Sip and Savor Coffee Shop tells Chicagoans 'Black Dollars Matter'
    There is an old saying: "Go where you're appreciated and not tolerated." Many of Chicago's South Siders took the adage to heart after recent incidents at Starbucks garnered national attention. Starbucks, the world's largest coffeehouse chain, has seen public backlash after a cellphone video captured the arrests of two Black men who were waiting for a friend in one of its Philadelphia stores.
    http://chicagodefender.com

  • Meh, wouldn't a better message have been about unity and welcomeness (regardless of race)? "When they go low, we go high", remember? As disgusting as the Starbucks issue was, the entire nation rallied around that fact. It's not like some people were like: "well, that manager may have had a...

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    Meh, wouldn't a better message have been about unity and welcomeness (regardless of race)? "When they go low, we go high", remember? As disgusting as the Starbucks issue was, the entire nation rallied around that fact. It's not like some people were like: "well, that manager may have had a point." No, the actions were condemned immediately by the CEO, the manager was removed, and there were talks of a boycott across the entire nation. Point is, we gotta unite peeps. We can't keep letting incidents like this drive further wedges between ourselves.

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