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Scammers working the neighborhood

My 85-year-old mother (near 62nd & Mason) received a visit today from a guy who said his name is Mike Diaz and a female companion. He provided a phone number of 773-312-7675, but not on a business card; my mother wrote down his name and number. I've been calling all afternoon, but it just rings and rings -- no answer, no voice mail.

He talked about her chimney needing some work and some loose shingles on the roof, and said...

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My 85-year-old mother (near 62nd & Mason) received a visit today from a guy who said his name is Mike Diaz and a female companion. He provided a phone number of 773-312-7675, but not on a business card; my mother wrote down his name and number. I've been calling all afternoon, but it just rings and rings -- no answer, no voice mail.

He talked about her chimney needing some work and some loose shingles on the roof, and said he could come back the next day to fix it. All she had to do was give him some cash up front to buy the necessary supplies for the repairs. Fortunately, she told them she had no money and that her daughter handled that kind of thing for her. Unfortunately, she let them into the house for a few minutes. No harm done this time, except to my blood pressure level.

Talk to your old people and tell them to trust no one, no matter how "nice" and "talkative" and "pleasant" they seem to be, and not to let strangers into their homes!

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May 09

Updated May 10

Apartments that allow Smoking

I am trying to assist an elderly man that smokes find an apartment . Any useful suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks Everyone

  • The apartment building at the corner of 55th and Laramie. 5454 S. Laramie. My husband and I lived there before we bought our house. It wasn't very expensive and included heat.

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    Thanks Jean

May 07

Updated May 10

Crime News Update

...in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 814 (see map), come to Vittum Park, 5010 W. 50th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

A masked bandit robbed the Boost Mobile store at 5101 S. Cicero, making off with about $700 cash. The crime occurred at 3:06 p.m. Saturday...

...year-old Chicago Lawn man was robbed at gunpoint on the sidewalk in front of 4800 S. Cicero at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. The victim told police that he had...

Arrested were Khalil Ramsey, 21, and Rasann Ramsey, 18, of the 4600 block of South La Crosse; Zion Haygood, 19, of the 6500 block of South Paulina; and Darnell Glover, 18, of the 4400 block of South Lavergne.

A 67-year-old Vittum Park man reported that someone burglarized his apartment in the 5000 block of West 47th Street, while he was away at a hospital for several days. Taken were a TV, two...

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...just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5 on the street in front of 8023 S. Kilpatrick. A witness told police that three thugs jumped out of a tan Toyota Camry, beat...

...your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 812 (see map), come to St. Symphorosa School, 6135 S. Austin, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...man was hit in the head and robbed as he left his home in the 5200 block of South Linder at 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 30. The victim told police that three thugs...

...pepper sprayed in the face during an attempted robbery on a sidewalk in front of 5750 S. Archer at 2:15 p.m. Monday, April 30. The victim told police she had just...

...The victim told police she had just gotten off work and was dropped off at Archer and Lorel by a friend. Moments later, as she was walking home, the attack occurred. As she...

A young boy or man stole a red iPhone from the T-Mobile store at 5123 S. Pulaski at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, May 5. An employee told police that the thief...

5000 block of South Kolmar.

According to public records, Gonzalez has been arrested three times by CPD in the past two years: once last month for criminal trespass to vehicles near 47th and Sacramento and one in 2016 for retail theft near 46th and Western.

the street in front of 6221 S. Archer at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

Arrested were Khalil Ramsey, 21, and Rasann Ramsey, 18, of the 4600 block of South La Crosse; Zion Haygood, 19, of the 6500 block of South Paulina; and Darnell Glover, 18, of the 4400 block of South Lavergne.

Arrested were Khalil Ramsey, 21, and Rasann Ramsey, 18, of the 4600 block of South La Crosse; Zion Haygood, 19, of the 6500 block of South Paulina; and Darnell Glover, 18, of the 4400 block of South Lavergne.

A fire at the Platinum Fades barbershop, 4718 S. Pulaski, appears to be arson, police said earlier this week. The fire occurred just before 3...

Burglars entered the side door of the Slice Factory pizzeria at 4422 S. Pulaski and stole two 55-inch TVs in boxes. The crime occurred at 11:28 p...

Burglars entered an apartment in the 4400 block of West 55th Street and stole a TV and a video game console. The crime was discovered by the...

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4000 block of West 58th Place and stole a stereo, a speaker and two car tires. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 55-year-old man, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3.

Burglars entered the rear window of an apartment in the 5600 block of South Harlem and stole about $670 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 48-year-old woman, at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, May 5.

...41-year-old West Elsdon man scared away two men burglarizing his garage in the 5600 block of South Kildare at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6. The victim told police he was awakened...

    Crime News Update
    Scottsdale teen beaten with baseball bat A 15-year-old Scottsdale boy was in stable but serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center after he was beaten with a baseball bat by three attackers. The crime occurred just before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5 on the street in front of 8023 S.
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May 02

Updated May 02

Old Checkers

I was wondering has anyone heard what might be in the space that Checkers hamburgers once occupied at Archer & Narragansett?

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Crime News Update

Burglars forced open the door of a garage in the 4700 block of South La Crosse and stole a bicycle and two pairs of designer sunglasses. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 70-year-old man, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Burglars entered a garage in the 4800 block of South La Crosse and stole two bicycles, a large jack and assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 43-year-old man, at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22. The victim told police that he may have left the garage’s service door unlocked.

...27-year-old Vittum Park woman reported that someone entered her unlocked garage in the 4700 block of South Lamon and stole various gardening tools—as well as about $700 worth of socks and blankets...

Burglars entered a garage in the 4900 block of South Lamon and stole a compressor, a heater, a bicycle and a radio. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 67-year-old man, at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 19. He told police that there was no sign of forced entry.

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...gunfire with would-be carjackers at 8:55 a.m. Friday, April 20 in the 3700 block of West 79th Street. Police said that a gunman opened the passenger side of the off-duty cop’s...

...live in Beats 815 or 821 (see map), come to St. Bruno School (south entrance), 4839 S. Harding, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...roughed up and robbed at gunpoint as they walked down a sidewalk in front of 6000 S. Kolmar at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. The victims told police that two bandits...

...old man was beaten and robbed as he got out of his vehicle in the 6200 block of South Kildare at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. The victim told police that a trio...

...are seeking the driver of a vehicle that caused a five-vehicle crash in the 6400 block of South Kedzie at 11:07 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Witnesses told police that the driver’s...

...Burbank woman said they were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Lawn Lanes, 6750 S. Pulaski, at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday, April 17. The man was assisting the woman with...

...men. One of the cellphones was later tracked by police to a trash cart near 61st and Washtenaw. It was returned to the victim...

failing to report his whereabouts to law enforcement, after a traffic stop in the 5100 block of South Tripp at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 10.

Rogelio Pulido, of the 6100 block of South Kolin, murdered a 20 year-old person when he was 18 years old, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections, which lists him as “non-compliant.”

Pulido previously lived in the 4200 block of West 59th Street.

...charged with one felony count of burglary after he allegedly burglarized a garage in the 6100 block of South Komensky at about 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 16. David C. Calvillo, of the 5300...

...Komensky at about 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 16. David C. Calvillo, of the 5300 block of West 63rd Street, was apprehended after the victim, a 48-year-old woman, contacted police to say there...

...where the lawnmower was, and police said they recovered it in an alley in the 6200 block of South Pulaski. He was ordered held without bond and was due in court earlier this week. According...

...attempted burglary after he allegedly tried to force his way into an apartment in the 5200 block of South Tripp at 8:27 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Roberto Miranada, of the 4400 block of...

...of South Tripp at 8:27 p.m. Saturday, April 21. Roberto Miranada, of the 4400 block of West 55th Street, was apprehended after a brief foot chase with police, who were responding to a “burglary...

charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly used a handgun to threaten others at a house party in the 5800 block of South Melvina at about 10 p.m. Saturday, April 21.

Vashaun A. Ervin, of the 1100 block of North Austin, was apprehended after the 44-year-old man hosting the party told police that Ervin had committed the crime.

...and charged with driving on a revoked license after police curbed his vehicle in the 5100 block of South Christiana at 9:28 p.m. Monday, April 16. Joseph. A. Rocha, of the 5200 block...

...South Christiana at 9:28 p.m. Monday, April 16. Joseph. A. Rocha, of the 5200 block of South Christiana, was taken into custody after a computer check showed that he was wanted on a...

...for residential burglary—that conviction related to the December 2012 burglary of a home near 80th and Kolin. At the time of that crime, Rocha was living near 81st and Tripp. He was...

Burglars in a white van broke through a gate at Pete’s Fresh Market, 4700 S. Kedzie, and stole about 70 plastic stacking pallets used for soda pop, and well as another...

...vehicle—as well as the vehicle’s forks and bucket—from a construction site at 4334 S. Kedzie. The theft was reported to police at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 16 and...

Burglars smashed the window of the back door of an apartment in the 4400 block of West 59th Street, entered and stole assorted jewelry, an iPad Mini and $300 cash. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 64-year-old woman, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4900 block of South Kostner and stole assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 31-year-old woman, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

Burglars forced open the back door of a vacant home in the 3800 block of West 71st Street and stole a bedroom set, a living room set, a microwave oven cart, and a kitchen set. The crime was discovered by a property manager employed by the victim, a Loop-based bank, at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 17.

Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 4800 block of South Kolin and stole a toolbox containing various tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 33-year-old man, at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17.

    Crime News Update
    Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
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Apr 22

Updated Apr 24

Housing needed

A 64 year old male needs either a room to rent or a small studio apartment. He is a smoker, no pets. He would need this by 4/30/18. Thank you

Apr 24

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Apr 24

  • Relaxing Reading Nook

    Ms. Lopez is asking for $462.79:
    My students need a couch and a chair for a comfortable space they can enjoy while they read independently during center time.
    Hearst Elementary School Comment

Apr 23

Apr 22

  • DRESS to IMPRESS!

    Mrs. Garza is asking for $658.04:
    My students need uniforms for school because their current ones are ripped and/or significantly worn out.
    Edwards Center Young Learners Comment

Apr 20

Apr 18

Apartment needed

64 year old male seeking either a small studio or kitchenette apartment in the Garfield Ridge area. Smoker, no pets. Needed by 4/30/18.

Apr 15

Moving help to Galena, Illinois

I need someone with either a van or a pick-up truck to help me with a move to Galena, Illinois which is about 160 miles from my apartment in Garfield Ridge. I have boxes and a big cat tree. This move would be on 4/27.

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Apr 10

  • A Cozy Work Space Makes All the Difference!

    Mrs. R. is asking for $520.82:
    My students need a Cozy Work Space Bundle in order to give them seating options that meet their sensory needs. Many of the students like to stretch out when completing projects.
    Hearst Elementary School Comment

Apr 09

  • Pet Lovers to the Rescue!

    Mrs. Garza is asking for $652.20:
    My students need books about pets and veterinarians, vet costumes and pet vet props for dramatic play, and math counters and puzzles to reinforce their math and fine motor skills.
    Edwards Center Young Learners Comment

Mar 31

  • Important Implements Increase Independence!

    Mrs. R. is asking for $591.38:
    My students need a writing desk to complete independent work at. The students also need a flannel board and felt weather set in order to help them know what to wear during each season.
    Hearst Elementary School Comment

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