2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

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!

  • A message to all senior citizens, DO NOT LET NOBODY IN YOUR HOME, BETTER YET CALL THE POLICE

  • A message that cannot be stress enough to our seniors and in general. There are some heartless people out there. People who get up in the morning to hurt other people.

    Be safe!!!!!!!

May 15

Updated 3 days ago

Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data

Between junior and senior diamonds, at about 50th and Lawler

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Southeast corner of park, near Lytle and Cabrini

Right field of north senior diamond, 54th and Artesian

At Damen and Nelson

At Sheridan and Eastlake

West of Lake Shore Drive, Montrose and Clarendon dog park

Corner of Dickens and Burling

Corner of Huron and Campbell

Gompers monument, at Foster and Pulaski

East of Lake Shore Drive at Jackson, middle path

In playground near Division and Kedzie

Near Hirsch and Lawler, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Cannon, west of lift station

On 87th at Chappel

East side of park, near Maplewood and Adams

Maplewood and 101st Place

Off path on 86th and Calumet

81st and Damen entrance

Southeast corner of park, near 9th and Plymouth

69th Place and Damen, entrance

South of playground, near Hudson and Chestnut

Corner of Noble and Chestnut

Corner of Marquette and Woodlawn

Southwest corner of park, at 56th and Maplewood

South Shore and 67th on beach wall

At Wrightwood and Kilbourn, on path

At Kilbourn and Cornelia

West of Lake Shore Drive, northeast corner of Wilson and Marine

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Stockton, between Stockton and Lakeview

On Damen at 60th

On path from 64th and Racine entrance, northwest side of track

On central path, near 66th and Loomis entrance

On path from 89th at Chappel

North east area of park, at about 3015 W. Palmer

Northwest corner, at 57th and Kostner

Corner of Central and Berteau

At Central and Irving

South side of park, at Irving and Linder

Southeast corner of park, Irving and Long

At Fargo and Wolcott entrance

At entrance on 79th and Throop

Southwest corner of park, at Argyle and Lockwood

Corner of Lyndale and Oakley

At park entrance near 59th and Nordica

Northeast corner of 56th and King fieldhouse

South of south diamond, on path from 98th and Bensley entrance

At northeast park entrance, near 133rd and Ellis

At Clark and Leland

Between south baseball diamonds, in field, at 78th and Ellis

On path near 65th and Loomis entrance

At 58th and Mulligan

Near park entrance at 85th and King

At Wrightwood and Kostner, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Foster and Marine at intersection

West of Lake Shore Drive, southeast corner of Lawrence and Marine

At Fullerton and Merrimac

East of Narragansett and Mulligan

    Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data
    In an effort to keep its drinking water safe, the Chicago Park District has removed, shut off and scheduled to remove fountains throughout the system. Of the 1,238 fountains, more than half have been removed, are scheduled to be removed or are turned off.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 15

Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data

Between junior and senior diamonds, at about 50th and Lawler

This article has 56 other Chicago locations (Show)

Southeast corner of park, near Lytle and Cabrini

Right field of north senior diamond, 54th and Artesian

At Damen and Nelson

At Sheridan and Eastlake

West of Lake Shore Drive, Montrose and Clarendon dog park

Corner of Dickens and Burling

Corner of Huron and Campbell

Gompers monument, at Foster and Pulaski

East of Lake Shore Drive at Jackson, middle path

In playground near Division and Kedzie

Near Hirsch and Lawler, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Cannon, west of lift station

On 87th at Chappel

East side of park, near Maplewood and Adams

Maplewood and 101st Place

Off path on 86th and Calumet

81st and Damen entrance

Southeast corner of park, near 9th and Plymouth

69th Place and Damen, entrance

South of playground, near Hudson and Chestnut

Corner of Noble and Chestnut

Corner of Marquette and Woodlawn

Southwest corner of park, at 56th and Maplewood

South Shore and 67th on beach wall

At Wrightwood and Kilbourn, on path

At Kilbourn and Cornelia

West of Lake Shore Drive, northeast corner of Wilson and Marine

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Stockton, between Stockton and Lakeview

On Damen at 60th

On path from 64th and Racine entrance, northwest side of track

On central path, near 66th and Loomis entrance

On path from 89th at Chappel

North east area of park, at about 3015 W. Palmer

Northwest corner, at 57th and Kostner

Corner of Central and Berteau

At Central and Irving

South side of park, at Irving and Linder

Southeast corner of park, Irving and Long

At Fargo and Wolcott entrance

At entrance on 79th and Throop

Southwest corner of park, at Argyle and Lockwood

Corner of Lyndale and Oakley

At park entrance near 59th and Nordica

Northeast corner of 56th and King fieldhouse

South of south diamond, on path from 98th and Bensley entrance

At northeast park entrance, near 133rd and Ellis

At Clark and Leland

Between south baseball diamonds, in field, at 78th and Ellis

On path near 65th and Loomis entrance

At 58th and Mulligan

Near park entrance at 85th and King

At Wrightwood and Kostner, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Foster and Marine at intersection

West of Lake Shore Drive, southeast corner of Lawrence and Marine

At Fullerton and Merrimac

East of Narragansett and Mulligan

    Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data
    In an effort to keep its drinking water safe, the Chicago Park District has removed, shut off and scheduled to remove fountains throughout the system. Of the 1,238 fountains, more than half have been removed, are scheduled to be removed or are turned off.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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.

  • Russ Bialon Tired

    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.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

May 04

Updated May 07

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 cinder block to smash the glass front doors of the Cricket wireless store at 5133 S. Cicero at 4:26 a.m. Friday, April 27. The crime was discovered by police responding...

Since the Southwest Chicago Post broke the news a few days ago, about arrests near 48th and Cicero--full story here--police have arrested two more women, apparently in connection with CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson's public vow to rid the strip of prostitution, illegal

She was arrested in the 4800 block of South Cicero at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.

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...of Sacramento, was apparently stabbed as she sat in a car parked in front of 5959 S. Sacramento at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Witnesses told police that they saw Gonz...

...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...

...aggravated battery in connection with a shooting that occurred in Canaryville. Senia Malewski, of the 6400 block of South Austin, was arrested at her residence at about 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The crime...

...crime occurred at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at a home in the 500 block of West 44th Street. Police said Malewski “entered the victim's residence…at which time with another offender attempted...

...was listed in serious condition. Police added that they later recovered a handgun from the 4500 block of South Wentworth. Malewski’s next court date is Friday, May 11 at 51st and Wentworth—the same...

...4500 block of South Wentworth. Malewski’s next court date is Friday, May 11 at 51st and Wentworth—the same as Blake, who also is being held without bond...

...beat a 46-year-old Tinley Park man at the CTA Orange Line terminal at 4612 W. 59th St. at 1:31 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tituse D. James, of the 300 block...

...59th St. at 1:31 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tituse D. James, of the 300 block of West Superior Street, reportedly hit the victim over the head with a wine bottle and then punched him...

...man reported that he was robbed as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 5760 S. Archer at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 26. The victim told police that an attacker pushed...

allegedly burglarized a home in the 5500 block of South Kolin at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25. Victor Visinaiz was apprehended while he...

...April 25. Victor Visinaiz was apprehended while he was found hiding in a yard at 5632 S. Kolmar, according to police, who initially responded to a call about a man stealing packages off...

...10:55 a.m. Monday, April 23, when 18-year-old Mikhal Wynn, of the 3400 block of West 83rd Street, allegedly punched a 17-year-old boy in the face. Other students jumped in and...

police on Tuesday, April 24 at a convenience store where he works--at 6832 S. Pulaski.

Burglars broke into a construction site at 4700 S. Pulaski and stole a generator, a chop box, a miter box, a frame nailer, a power stapler and two fans. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 51-year-old man representing a Villa Park construction firm, at 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 23.

Burglars smashed the front window of the Metro PCS store at 8117 S. Pulaski at about 4 a.m. Friday, April 27. The crime was discovered when an alarm...

Burglars forced open the front door of an apartment in the 5300 block of West 63rd Street and stole two TVs, two designer purses, a video game console and two DVDs. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 44-year-old woman, at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

Burglars entered a garage in the 6500 block of West 64th Place and stole a power washer. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 32-year-old woman, who added that she saw no sign of forced entry.

Burglars broke into a garage in the 5200 block of South Kilpatrick and broke into a vehicle parked inside—but nothing appeared to be stolen, according to the victim, a 31-year-old woman. The crime was discovered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, when the victim saw the garage’s overhead door open.

She was arrested at 47th and Keating at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.

    Crime News Update
    Gage Park mom stabbed, dies two days before wedding leaving behind an eight-year-old son. Carolina González, of the 5600 block of Sacramento, was apparently stabbed as she sat in a car parked in front of 5959 S. Sacramento at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    The prostitutes they they arrested have been arrested more than once and they keep coming back. So whats the use there not learning. Sorry for the mom who was killed in her car but you don't just sit in your car anymore its not safe.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    after reading all the articles, this whole city is under seige.....so so sad.....makes yeah want to just stay in doors...

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?

May 01

Apr 30

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 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 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 17

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.

Apr 14

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

Apr 07

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