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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.

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Updated 2 days 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
  • @Douglas_Peep

    Cool. I'm on the southside, too. I was born here. There's a reason why there's a simmering resentment at those who are labelled as "gentrifiers," which I'm trying to elucidate here. It's not that certain 'hoods don't want white people around cuz they're white--it's because it forces poor people...

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    @Douglas_Peep

    Cool. I'm on the southside, too. I was born here. There's a reason why there's a simmering resentment at those who are labelled as "gentrifiers," which I'm trying to elucidate here. It's not that certain 'hoods don't want white people around cuz they're white--it's because it forces poor people to flee to less savory parts of the city cuz they can't afford to live anywhere else.

    At the risk of sounding like a Berniecrat, gentrification is a class issue, which is intertwined with segregation cuz it's Chicago. It doesn't matter whether it's wealthy white Canadians/Nigerians/Saudi Arabians moving into the city and buying up property, thereby pricing out locals--all would engender some level of dislike from the anti-gent people (as it should). So your point of: "the one I’ve been making this entire time ... is that it’s quite trendy right now to hate on whites moving into these areas vs thinking we can actually help (and want) to preserve the history and culture, not change it" is not bad in of itself, but it neglects to look at the situation from the perspective of those affected--what solution can you offer to a family of 5 who's been priced out of their Pilsen apartment and they only have a household income of $34K/yr? How would they feel? They wouldn't be enthused by how 'diverse' their neighborhood suddenly became, which would be moot at that point.

  • I can’t (and won’t) apologize for my race and/or my income level. I was born poor, came from nothing and worked for everything I have. You can call it “white privilege”, or use any of the other current buzzwords out there to justify the trendy bigotry I’ve been highlighting, but...

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    I can’t (and won’t) apologize for my race and/or my income level. I was born poor, came from nothing and worked for everything I have. You can call it “white privilege”, or use any of the other current buzzwords out there to justify the trendy bigotry I’ve been highlighting, but again. I’m not going to apologize for who I am.

    What would I tell a family of 5 making 34k a year? To be quite blunt and honest, I probably would have told them to stop after the first kid and focus on their career/education so they could try and pull themselves out of poverty before they brought more human beings into the world that they couldn’t support .... but call me crazy I guess.

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Signs of the (old) times / IL Trail Biker posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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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 4 days ago

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/

4 days ago

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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Video of Suspect in mob wilding attack on North Michigan Avenue.

Police have now released this video of one of the suspects in the terrible May 5th mob wilding attack on North Michigan Ave on May 5th:

The Chicago Police Department has now released a video of one of the suspects in the brutal attack of a young suburban couple walking back to the car from Oak Street Beach. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a crushed skull.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-lake-shore-drive-attack-20180514-story.html

We need to put the word out...

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Police have now released this video of one of the suspects in the terrible May 5th mob wilding attack on North Michigan Ave on May 5th:

The Chicago Police Department has now released a video of one of the suspects in the brutal attack of a young suburban couple walking back to the car from Oak Street Beach. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a crushed skull.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-lake-shore-drive-attack-20180514-story.html

We need to put the word out on the specific streets where this large criminal mob supposedly came from.

47th street and the Dan Ryan expressway Red Line. This mob invasion, mob attack was supposedly organized on social media - so those in this area ought to be able to assist police in finding out exactly which gangs, crews organized this terrible criminal mob attack.

    Video released of suspect in beating near Lake Shore Drive on Gold Coast
    Chicago police have released images of a man suspected of beating and seriously injuring another man who was walking with his girlfriend near Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast earlier this month. A video shows the suspect walking with three other people soon after the attack around 6:30 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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CDOT to close northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp tonight due to construction of 41st Street Bridge

As a result, northbound traffic will be detoured overnight as motorist are encouraged by CDOT to reroute on 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to 39th Street for detours going northbound.

    CDOT to close northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp tonight due to construction of 41st Street Bridge - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp tonight due to construction of the new 41st Street Pedestrian and Bike Bridge. According to CDOT, the ramp will be closed from Friday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    https://hpherald.com

May 09

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.

May 10

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR REMODELING AND WINDOWS REPLACEMENT TO AN EXISTING 26 D.U. IN 3 STORY RESIDENTIAL MASONRY BUILDING WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS. (AKA: 4901-4909 S. CHAMPLAIN AVE. / 635-641 E. 49TH ST.)

    4901 S. Champlain Ave. Issued May 8, 2018 Comment

May 10

May 09

Armed robbers in a dark minivan targeting victims in Bronzeville

The first robbery happened April 20 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Three days later, the robbers struck again about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

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The first robbery happened April 20 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Three days later, the robbers struck again about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

The third robbery happened May 7 about 12.25 a.m. in the 400 block of East 48th Street, police said.

    Armed robbers in a dark minivan targeting victims in Bronzeville
    Police issued an alert Wednesday afternoon warning of two men who are traveling in a dark minivan and have been robbing victims in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Police said the robbers approach the victims on foot, display a weapon and take their property. In one incident the robbers were seen getting out of a dark minivan, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 09

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #GrandBoulevard(Drexel & 48th) Male Shih Tzu.White/Tan Call 815-483-8609. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner. Found 05/08/2018. Cook County. 60653. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2320808 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2320808

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
    https://www.facebook.com

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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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Parts of Lake Shore Drive scheduled to close for 41st Street bridge construction

Today, the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive (LSD) will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to Oakwood Boulevard, Cottage Grove Avenue and 47th Street back to the expressway.

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On May 5, the northbound lanes of LSD will be closed from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to 47th Street, Cottage Grove Avenue and Oakwood Boulevard back to the expressway.

    Parts of Lake Shore Drive scheduled to close for 41st Street bridge construction - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Sections of the Lake Shore Drive expressway will be closed to traffic at times this week because of construction of the 41st Street pedestrian bridge, accoring to an announcement Ald. Sophia King's (4th) office. Today, the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive (LSD) will be closed from 9 p.m.
    https://hpherald.com

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