9 hours ago

Mole de Mayo Festival, a celebration of Mexican cuisine this weekend in Pilsen

The festival will take place from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27 on 18th Street and Ashland Ave from 11am-5pm. For more information visit: https://www.starevents.com/event/mole-de-mayo/.

    Mole de Mayo Festival, a celebration of Mexican cuisine this weekend in Pilsen
    The 9th annual Mole de Mayo Festival will take place this weekend right in the heart of Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood. The festival celebrates traditional Mexican cuisine by doing a cook-off of a trademark sauce: mole. Mole (pronounced moe-le) is elaborated with chili peppers, spices, nuts, chocolate and various seasonings, depending on the region of Mexico.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

14 hours ago

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    1715 W. 16th St. Issued May 24, 2018 Comment

39 hours ago

2 days ago

5 things to do this weekend in Chicago

...to 10 p.m. Friday and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 18th Street and Ashland Avenue. The celebration features mole from several local restaurants, plus awards for Best Mole and a...

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...from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, setting off from Navy Pier (Varsity Chop, 600 E. Grand Ave.). The ride will feature Revolution brews, of course — including some seasonal selections — paired with appetizers...

...a pop-up bar based on the legendary band might tide you over? The Rookery (2109 W. Chicago Ave.) is hosting Rhiannon, a Fleetwood Mac-themed pop-up bar bash that will have commemorative...

    5 things to do this weekend in Chicago
    Bike car-free on Lake Shore Drive, drink beers on a boat, feel like Stevie, relive the 90s with MC Lyte or eat all the mole this weekend in Chicago. Drive the bike Clear the road, because a biker gang will be barreling down a 30-mile stretch of Lake Shore Drive Sunday morning for the 17th annual MB Bike the Drive event.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

5 days ago

What will $1,600 rent you in Chicago?

1800 S. Ashland Ave., #304 (Lower West Side)

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

655 W. Irving Park Road | Photos: Zumper

4170 N. Marine Drive, #5 (Buena Park)

1828 N. Burling St., #2r (Old Town)

1212 N. LaSalle St., #1508 (Old Town)

    What will $1,600 rent you in Chicago?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating a place in Chicago if you've got $1,600/month earmarked for your rent. Read on for the listings.
    http://abc7chicago.com

6 days ago

May 19

May 18

Want to see articles critical of CPD?

A google search brought up these interesting articles. Wade through and read. See if it applies to your problems/issues....THEN u will know WHY. We need a massive reform.

source, googlesearch

https://www.google.com/search?q=text2tip%2C+chicago+police%2C+is+it+successful+or+a+failure%3F&oq=text2tip&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i59l3.13151j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    text2tip, chicago police, is it successful or a failure? - Google Search
    Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department. ... I have only heard of text2tip and cpdtip. .... I dropped off a pair of shoes with specific instructions as to when I needed them and they failed. 0. 0 .....
    https://www.google.com

May 17

Want to know why service sucks?

My expat friend in Bangkok sent me this link. The source is abc7
If you got time to list the little ways you are cheated in your everyday life plz post.

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/report-chicago-most-corrupt-city-in-us/3478310/

    Report: Chicago most corrupt city in U.S.
    A report released Tuesday ranks Chicago as the most corrupt city in the country and Illinois as the third-most corrupt state. "What we find is a very dreary picture.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 17

Señor Codo posted 1 photo to Flickr:

May 15

Updated May 16

Another shooting on 3200 W Walnut block

In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are...

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In the past 2 weeks...bad things have happened on Walnut

1. Anybody know WHY a car ran over someone, crashed a chain link fence, destroyed a wooden front porch?

2. Anybody know WHY someone was shot?

3. Anybody know WHY someone was shot and injured today?

4. anybody know WHY a car was burned in the middle of the block?

Anyone know WHY CPD is failing the residents living on this block? Can u speculate? It defies logic. There are cameras 7114, 194, 7113 nearby. The highly touted strategic decision camera room is in the 11th District just steps from the Commanders' Office. Aerial satellite views show the entire route of start and end where bad guys go. Still CPD makes no arrests most of the time.

Do we have an 17% murder solve rate meaning 83% failure rate? Do we have a less than 30% crime solving meaning 70% failure rate. Those kinds of data mean MANY should be cut loose and sharper tacks hired. Maybe US military peacekeepers who are accustomed to working in bad areas like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria could do a better job than what we have now. They would not be AFRAID which is the most common excuse we get.

Can u speculate as to WHY our police are not able to SOLVE crime issues here in EGP? Plz chatter here. WE NEED HELP solving this chronic problem frought with red tape, institutional barriers (like talking to a brick wall)...

There are better, faster, cheaper ways to problem solve than what we got. Can u contribute to the conversation here? THANKS

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Guess we made the news this am. Firey crash was a result of shootings on Walnut. Source below

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/15/garfield-park-shooting-police-chase/

    Ring doorbell gives better crime alert that the Commander at 11. His typical response as is the response of his people is " this is an ongoing investigation and we can;t release any information."

    We deserve better information than that from the Commander. maybe we should go directly to the Police department responsible for press releases.

May 15

May 14

Chicago festivals guide 2018

...25-27, 2018Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 12-10 p.m.Pilsen, 18th St. at Ashland Ave....

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood

...18-20, 2018Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-10 p.m.Roscoe Village, 3100 N. Ashland Ave....

Lakeview, Belmont & Sheffield avenues

2701 N. Sheffield Ave.

2800-3100 W. 26th Street

1200-1600 N. Wells St.

4700 N. Broadway

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.

Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St.

Midway Plaisance, 60th Street & Ellis Ave.

Kosciuszko Park, 2732 N. Avers Ave.

    Chicago festivals guide 2018
    Here is a list of some festivals in Chicago for the 2018 season. Lincoln Park Wine FestMay 18-20, 2018Friday: 6-10 p.m., Saturday: 12-9 p.m., Sunday: 12-4 p.m.Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood www.lincolnparkwinefest.com Admission: $48-50 per person for daily wine tasting pass MayfestMay 18-20, 2018Friday: 5-10 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 12-10 p.m.Roscoe Village, 3100 N.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 10

Updated May 12

Are u a filmmaker? Want to earn $400. My neighbor is trying to get footage.

We have not been able to clean up the Kedzie/Lake area in decades. A neighbor is taking a bold step by asking someone to make a video. The video will be used to send to government agencies including the Mayor and Police and ask that they ENFORCE LAWS.

Are you a filmmaker? Are you interested in helping a neighborhood recover from blight? This might just be up your alley.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cwg/d/mini-film-project-at-kedzie/6585347954.html

    Mini-Film project at Kedzie/Lake for Adventurous film student/creator
    I'm hiring a short term gig for a week. Your job would be to document for a few hours each day at the Kedzie and Lake Green line station. The purpose of these videos is to show the debris, nuisance...
    https://chicago.craigslist.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Any creative types in the neighborhood or Art schools? Opportunity to help neighborhood get rid of problem spots on their own as we are NOT able to get the government to do it.

May 12

May 12

May 11

Updated May 11

Corrupt Cops from West side indicted

We have all heard stories about Corrupt West side Cops who do bad things. Read and see if these guys did anything to people you know. If they did, report to CPD and ask for Justice.

Source Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cops-charged-stealing-cash-drugs-20180510-story.html

    Two Chicago gang cops indicted on federal charges they stole cash and drugs
    A Chicago police sergeant and an officer who works for him on a West Side gang squad have been indicted on federal charges alleging they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from properties they raided. The charges against Sgt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If u know anybody who had trouble from these Indicted Cops, ask for justice.

May 11

Unhappy with Greenline Kedzie stop?

CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. ....

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CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. .

If u are unhappy with the conditions near the CTA Greenline/ Kedzie stop please post your comments here.

Also here is the State Transit Inspector general Complaint form. The union maintenance crew does a miserable job of cleaning the p-ss in,the elevator. SUPERVISOR does not supervise. Security camera on ceiling of elevator is NOT used to arrest and prosecute. CTA security does not keep area clear of drug dealing and other 7noleasantries near the station.

Post complaints and suggestions here. File a complaint with the OIG

Lets see what we cando!

https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/complaints/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx

May 11

May 10

Problem with Liquor stores? Report them

A neighbor sent me this link this am. It might be a good place for some of you to send data and get positive results from the State as opposed to no results from the City.

https://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/sitepages/licenselookup.aspx?Status=A&Owners=SEARCY,%20PERCELL&;

    ILCC
    https://www.illinois.gov

May 10

May 10

May 05

Updated May 09

Looking for a regular lawn guy. 3305/07 W. Walnut.

It takes about 45 minutes for an experienced guy to cut. Size 80' x 40' approx.
Want to cut every 3 weeks throughout the summer.

Post here if you are interested and then click head icon and email me direct.

THANKS

May 09

May 06

Updated May 08

10 bad habbits/Cost Homeowners

This interesting article can help homeowners save $$. We were guilty of HALF OF THEM.

Read and maybe you can save some $$.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/10-bad-habits-that-can-cost-homeowners-in-the-long-run/2018/04/06/c8b6c2d2-339b-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.072965a8f7d9

  • Awesome! And don’t forget to shop at Menards... everybody knows you save more money at Menards..

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yes, they have nice sales. They have a 40 lb bag of gypsum for yards and gardens that is $5. You can pay $5 for a 1 lb bag or $5 for a 40 lb bag. Go figure. I guess decorative colorful bags cost a fortune.

  • ..kitchen, electrical, appliances, too - the savings will always come right back to you..

May 04

Updated May 06

Renting in Chicago: What will $1,500 get you?

1641 W. 18th St., #2R (Lower West Side)

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

4308 N. Clark St. | Photos: Zumper

1719 W. Barry Ave., #CH1 (Lakeview)

4343 N. Clarendon Ave., #2515 (Uptown)

2013 W. Iowa St., #1F (Ukrainian Village)

    Renting in Chicago: What will $1,500 get you?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Chicago? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a place in Chicago if you've got $1,500 / month earmarked for your rent.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 05

Lockpicker

Someone tried breaking into my apartment on the corner of damen and 21st street. Jokes on them, I have nothing to steal.

May 03

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