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Icarus Investment Group

If anyone has done business with or has any information as a tenant in any building that has been recently acquired by this company, please give some info as to what has been your experience with them.

  • Mary Creamer Block Club leader on 51st Street

    They own 3 units in our building and I heard they are trying to acquire a 4th. The tenants don't seem to be unhappy but they haven't paid their assessments in over 6 months which is causing our association to have difficulty paying bills. If you have any info on them, please share but they are not looking good so far. I've seen they own a building on 54th and Prairie near the green line too.

  • Forcible entry detainers/ file a lien on the properties. If they are getting loans to purchase the units it will be hard because banks like to make sure Associations are in good standing. I would have the president of your association contact some attorneys.

  • They own a huge apartment building on 43rd & Michigan. My coworker has a client that lives there, total slum! I drove past the building and noticed the big Icarus management sign. I would definitely contact an attorney ASAP. Condo association has the right of first refusal as well. Are the units in foreclosure?

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5 days ago

building permits for rehabs

What apartment buildings in bronzeville have had recent rehab activity done by icarus investment group?

This would be in the areas of 41st to 49th from wabash to drexel.

Property manager might be Asa Garland.

Feb 15

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF-CERTIFICATION INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING 3 STORY MASONRY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE TO ERECT NEW PARTITION WALLS & DOORS. INCLUDE NEW ELECT. MECH. & PLUMB. REPLACE EXISTING REAR OPEN WOOD PORCH & STAIRS WITH NEW PER PLANS.

    4533 S. Greenwood Ave. Issued February 13, 2018 Comment

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Feb 13

Updated Feb 13

Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community

4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

This article has 7 other Chicago locations (Show)

...break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb...

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

    Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A series of car break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
    http://hpherald.com

  • We all need to tank Kimm Foxx for creating this problem. She cares more about the criminals than the community. She should the Public Defender not the Chief Prosecutor.

Feb 12

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Updated Feb 11

13 local car robberies in one month

4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

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5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

    13 local car robberies in one month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department released a community alert to inform residents about about 13 robberies within the area last month. In each robbery, Chicago Police said the victims left their vehicles unattended and unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 09

Filming Notice - Federal

February 12th, see flyer for details

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Feb 08

Kenwood’s historic Richard Nash House sells for $1.125M

...s 1896 Richard Nash House has sold. The seven-bedroom and five-bathroom mansion at 4841 S. Greenwood Avenue fetched $1.125 million in a deal that closed earlier this week. The sale price...

    Kenwood's historic Richard Nash House sells for $1.125M
    After nine months on the market, Kenwood's 1896 Richard Nash House has sold. The seven-bedroom and five-bathroom mansion at 4841 S. Greenwood Avenue fetched $1.125 million in a deal that closed earlier this week. The sale price was considerably lower than the property's initial asking price of $2.2 million last spring.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

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Feb 06

2 wounded in shootings on South, Southwest sides

It happened in the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said. The teen was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, according to police.

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...the Lithuanian Plaza neighborhood about 9 p.m., police said. He was shot in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said. The circumstances of the...

    2 wounded in shootings on South, Southwest sides
    Two people were wounded in separate shootings on the South and Southwest Sides on Monday night, authorities said. Most recently, a 26-year-old man was shot in the left ankle in the Lithuanian Plaza neighborhood about 9 p.m., police said. He was shot in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 31

Updated Feb 05

Censorship on Everyblock - Common Sense Education/cultural reforms are needed

I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the...

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I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the worst, most violent, hateful rap "Musicians".

This #*$&*# isn't even music as few rap "musicians" know how to play instruments or read music.

I'll support any Christian pastor, ex military veteran, grandmother from the South anybody that can step in and give our young people some positive direction in life - Catholic Nuns used to wash students mouths out with soap for using the vile language I hear in almost every single rap song - and this music seems to be infecting every part of society. When will it end? How long to the Bubonic plague in Europe last?

  • upen e31st and indiana av

    fully agreed. I felt the same when I recently visited my son's cps hosting an art show for their kids at evening. Whatever pop/rap music it was.. it was loud not only for kindergarteners but for all parents who also came to see art which was mostly the pictures drawn or taken by their kids.

  • Meh, your comment is a bit of a mixed bag ... I grew up on Punk Rock and listened to some pretty vile lyrics as a kid and I grew up just fine. Although, I would agree that today's Hip Hop has absolutely plummeted into god awful noise vs music....

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    Meh, your comment is a bit of a mixed bag ... I grew up on Punk Rock and listened to some pretty vile lyrics as a kid and I grew up just fine. Although, I would agree that today's Hip Hop has absolutely plummeted into god awful noise vs music. Even Tupac (himself often raping about violence) had an underlining message of hope and betterment. He'd be disgusted that today's "artists" are only about face tattoos and posing in front of $100 dollar bills. You're never going to get rid of Hip Hop. And frankly, your comment comes across no different than the legions of white squares from the 40s/50s yammering on about how Rock N' Roll would be the downfall of civilization. However, what we CAN do is hope that today's generation rediscovers their music's roots, which were more based on conscious observations of life (urban and otherwise). Spitting rhymes and creating poetry of linguistic nuance is rather brilliant, and takes intellect. It's myopic to gloss over that fact, even if we both agree the overall message needs to discover new light.

Feb 02

Jan 31

Filming Notice

Chicago PD will be filming throughout the 4th Ward in the near future, some traffic and parking may be effected. Please see the flyers for details.

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Updated Jan 28

FOUND DOG last night in Kenicott Park

60 lbs, aprox 2-5 years old
male, not neutered
no chip

contact: Brittany Wilbon
blwilbon@gmail.com

( posted on Lost Dogs IL )

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Update:puparent has been found and Ace has been reunited with his family!

Jan 26

Updated Jan 27

Handyman wanted

Neighbor’s
I am search of an “honest”, competent, reliable, handyman. References will be verified prior to meeting. If anyone knows of someone they’ve worked with who fits that’s description please reach out.
spencertracie56@gmail.com

Thanks in Advance

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    Search for 'Handyman' in the Everyblock search box and you will get several hits.

  • Jambo neighbor

    Tracie, if you still need handyman I know a very good one. Just respond and then I will contact at above email you provided...or I can just supply his contact info. The man is honest and does not turn down small jobs. I plan on hiring him for future and so do a lot of my neighbors! He has good reputation!

Jan 21

Updated Jan 24

Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

  • Culvers is going to need security, there are two high schools and several elementary schools nearby.

  • Marc of Bronzeville Homeowner, longtime Bronzeville resident

    Was there yesterday...security was visibly present

Jan 24

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Updated Jan 23

Construction Jobs - Illegal Immigration Anarchy

Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections...

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Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections in trade unions and it's a natural transition.

Many occupations that were once dominated by English speaking, native born and raised Black A. A. are now overwhelmingly Hispanic - jobs like cooks, bus boys, landscapers and especially nannies. Open borders advocates (the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation led by Sen. Dick Durban) always argue that the "undocumented"/Illegal aliens only do the jobs legal Americans don't want. But, if these jobs paid a higher, living wage - then native born Americans would take them.

The entire Black Congressional Caucus gets F immigration grades from NumbersUSA and go with the idea that mass immigration from Mexico and Central America is a good thing because these people will all vote Lib Democrat.

Since I lived in Southern California I noted that Hispanics have pushed out Black AA from historic places like Watts and Compton CA - and also taken over these service jobs once done by Black Americans. So far the Chicago Democrat machine has gerrymandered Aldermanic and Congressional districts to keep Black seats, but since Chicago the city has lost ~ 50% of it's Black AA population since 2000 - it's inevitable that many/most Black aldermanic and Congressional seats will turn to Hispanic.

I also go with the idea that Chicago should not be a city in anarchy where laws against illegal immigration, hard drug trafficking and human trafficking (slavery) are not enforced as are our laws against shootings and murder.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    I wouldn't say that entire Chicago Democratic machine is on board with the current immigration process. Several AA alderman have taken a slightly different approach(passive aggressive). AA alderman had to donate a ward during the last redistricting. They gave up the historical black 2nd ward that was held by a white alderman at the time. Not sure it becomes that easy during the next redistricting. It matters when your job is on the line.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle."

    I respond:

    Maybe safe for the next cycle - but after that... I see Rep. .Danny Davis losing his district, no amount of gerrymandering is going to keep the Black West side Congressional seat safe as young hipsters continue to flood in and the Hispanic population continues to rapidly decrease while Chicago's Black AA population continues to dramatically decline.

Jan 23

Found cell phone this morning

We found a cell phone on the east side of King Dr in the parkway in the 3600-3700 block. It was in the grass on the esplanade between inner and outer King Dr. text me at 312-504-5741 or call your phone if it is yours

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Pedestrian struck by Metra Electric train identified

A train near the 47th Street Metra Line station that was headed for University Park on Monday struck Lateasha K. Phillips, 31, of the 4700 Block of South Ingleside Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

    Pedestrian struck by Metra Electric train identified - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The pedestrian struck by a Metra Electric train on Monday morning has been identified. A train near the 47th Street Metra Line station that was headed for University Park on Monday struck Lateasha K. Phillips, 31, of the 4700 Block of South Ingleside Avenue, according to Chicago Police.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 13

Updated Jan 15

Cell phone found

We found a cell phone in a black case in our front yard at 3527-3529 S King Dr

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Good and neighborly for you to reach out and attempt to find the owner. You are to be commended.

  • We found the owner. It is a neighbor. Cell phones are so expensive!!!

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I'll bet your neighbor is grateful. Thanks for being a good neighbor!

Jan 15

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