Jun 16

Updated 1 hour ago

Jeff Park Affordable Housing Opponent John Garrido Caught Violating City Ethics Law

John Garrido (CPD Lt. John Garrido/Former losing 45th Ward aldermanic candidate John Garrido/Leading outspoken opponent of the Jefferson Park affordable housing project John Garrido/(Likely) fake EveryBlock name-user John Garrido) VIOLATED the city's Ethics ordinance, per a report released June 15,2017: See the list of names, John Garrido is number 28, on the list linked from this 6/15/17 City Press Release:
"June 15, 2017
Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests

Employees and Officials who violated the Ethics Ordinance for failure to timely file 2017 Statements of Financial Interests"

    City of Chicago :: Employees and Officials Who Did Not Timely File Statements of Financial Interests
    Businesses & Professionals Artists & Entertainers Builders Caregivers Contractors Cultural Organizations Developers Educators Existing Businesses Food Service Establishments
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    Latest positive story about Lt. John Garrido helping that homeless man: FROM PoliceOne.Com: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/
    (Excerpt)"Quiet Warrior: How a Chicago cop changed a homeless veteran's life

    For Lieutenant John Garrido, helping 60-year-old Anthony Johnson was just another day on the job

    Yesterday at 5:34 PM
    Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

    Lieutenant John...

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    Latest positive story about Lt. John Garrido helping that homeless man: FROM PoliceOne.Com: FROM:https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/
    (Excerpt)"Quiet Warrior: How a Chicago cop changed a homeless veteran's life

    For Lieutenant John Garrido, helping 60-year-old Anthony Johnson was just another day on the job

    Yesterday at 5:34 PM
    Sponsored by 5.11 Tactical

    Lieutenant John Garrido drove by it every day. The shingles were coming off the roof. The wood was rotting. That the shack continued to stand at all was something of a miracle. Most of the neighborhood didn’t notice the dilapidated structure at all – when things are seemingly beyond repair, they’re often ignored, forgotten. The shack was out in the open on the corner of a busy street, yet invisible. But for 15 years, every day on his way to work, Garrido noticed. As a 27-year veteran Chicago cop who came from a law enforcement family dedicated to serving the Windy City, Garrido took great pride in his home, particularly his neighborhood of Gladstone Park. He knew something needed to be done.

    Garrido opened the piece of plywood that served as the shack’s front door. Among the dirt and trash was a surprising discovery: a stack of recent Sunday newspapers. A return visit the following Sunday revealed what the space truly was – a newsstand. Standing inside was 60-year-old Anthony Johnson." Read more at the link https://www.policeone.com/quiet-warrior/articles/469758006-Quiet-Warrior-How-a-Chicago-cop-changed-a-homeless-veterans-life/

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Where've you been? We haven't heard from you recently.

2 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago


Heard a couple loud booms while grilling at about 8:15 pm ?Sat nite.

Anybody hear it or know what's going on???

Sounded like it came from near Harlem and Talcott.

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Lost Dog near N Canfield & W Gregory

Siberian Husky lost 1/16/18 about 5:45 pm near N Canfield & W Gregory, Chicago, IL Name: Comet. Brown/Tan. Sweet but skittish with men. Do not chase. Call: 847-951-2268 or 847-951-0550.

3 days ago

5 days ago

Alderman John Arena shared 16th District Chic...

Please be aware of the attempted child luring that happened on the 5300-block of North Natoma on January 16. If anyone has any information about this incident, please call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8266.

    16th District Chicago Police Department
    16th District Chicago Police Department. 2.6K likes. Police Station

5 days ago

Open House Pre-k to 8th Grade - January 28

Do you have school aged kids? Please join Pope Francis Global Academy's Catholic Schools Week Open House at both campuses on Sunday, January 28! See flyer for more details.

5 days ago

Cat missing

Got out of the house knows his whereabouts but lost his way???maybe someone took him to shelter? Answers to kitty has purple collar with bell
7732403995 thank u

Jan 09

Updated Jan 13

Sewer back-up & basement drain flooding

We are experiencing a basement drain flooding and sewer back up for a couple of days now. A plumber came to rode the pipes and pumped the backed up dirty water, but they can't get their rodding snake to get to the street - something is blocking it.
We wonder if this might be caused by the recent street utility work - some pipes work and some Poeple's Gas work.

Is anyone else experiencing a similar problem? We are the condo building on Gunnison and Kenneth's corner.

  • good advice from John, I'd follow it

  • Chandra Lynn Dagley Pre-Medicine Chaser From AP

    Dead of winter last year, I want to say. I am on Avers. All good suggestion above me, we had someone come out with a camera, and it was a multifocal problem, because the neighbor (small bungalow) also had issues. Drain tiles were indeed a problem., and they are right about where city problem ends and ours began and some issues within the building where the landlords replaced some old pipe.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 13

Fresh fruit delivery now available in our area - Imperfect Produce

We just signed up for this service so cant vouch for it yet but figured it was worth a shot. I know there are lots of people here who frequent the farmers markets and/or grow their own, so "imperfect" is probably not much of a concern.


^using referral link gets $10 off.

    Register :: Imperfect: Ugly produce delivery for 30-50% less!
    Imperfect delivers ugly produce for 30% less than grocery store prices. Based in San Francisco, we deliver to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle. Coming soon to the Midwest, East Coast, South, Southwest, and Southeast!
  • Chicago Tonight had a segment about this company. Several people in my neighborhood group on Facebook have used it and are satisfied with it.

    It's a subscription service, so you have to order on a regular basis.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I received my first box this week. I forgot to pick my items, but was not disappointed at all!! The quality was fantastic. We are getting a small fruit and vegetable box every other week, but may change to every week. With the delivery charge, I think I paid around $10: celery, carrots, onions, red potatoes, spaghetti squash, lemons and oranges, the most beautiful head of red cabbage I've ever seen. All organic. Cost varies based on content

    Use this link, and we'll each get a $10 credit. https://www.imperfectproduce.com/register.php?referral=282940

Jan 07

Updated Jan 08

Hit and run

My daughters Jeep was hit in front of a family members home. We know it was a silver Nissan . Neighbors are going through their tapes and hopefully we will get the plate #. If anyone has info on this please have the person come forward before it becomes a hit and run. It happened on Thorndale and Newark. The Nissan has damage to the bumper and headlight we have the debris from the Nissan. TIA

  • I hope you find them. My minivan was a hit and run also, like a sideswipe, but it was parked in my driveway. So figure that one out. We never caught who ever did it.

Jan 04

    Burglars posing as snow shovelers, solicitors to gain entry into homes, Norridge officials say
    Norridge officials are asking residents to be vigilant against any suspicious activity in the wake of a rash of burglaries over the past month in which thieves have posed as snow shovelers or used other guises to get into homes.

Dec 29

The Chicago Architecture Twitter Accounts that Kept Me Sane in 2017

5243 North New England Avenue pic.twitter.com/Tr9XDltWa1 — every lot chicago (@everylotchicago) December 18, 2017

5524 North Nashville Avenue pic.twitter.com/tqxEg4ym0n — every lot chicago (@everylotchicago) December 20, 2017

5355 North Normandy Avenue pic.twitter.com/Gx1Qc1jHxg — every lot chicago (@everylotchicago) December 22, 2017

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Art Moderne brick home w/curved facade + glass block in Wicker Park was released from Demolition Delay & issued a demolition permit this week: 1233 North Paulina Street, built 1930s pic.twitter.com/CkCzExKeD9 — Gabriel Xavier Michael (@_GXM) December 23, 2017

vacant worker’s cottage, 1307 South Talman Avenue, built 1880s pic.twitter.com/jpZvkkEKcV — Gabriel Xavier Michael (@_GXM) December 22, 2017

under demolition, 1908-1910 West Harrison Street, built 1880s pic.twitter.com/6xVeDZddsb — Gabriel Xavier Michael (@_GXM) December 13, 2017

    Best of 2017: The Chicago Architecture Twitter Accounts That Kept Me Sane
    Edit Module Published today at 10:07 a.m. Twitter is in many ways a boon for journalists. There are a lot of smart, well-informed people online at any given time working their way through the news, including people who would normally serve as expert sources.

Dec 19

Updated Dec 22

Has anyone seen this cat?

I am looking for my cat, Male, black and white, last seen around Rutherford and Strong in the beginning of November.

  • I see a bunch of cats in the alley at night. I'll try to get a picture.

  • The cat was going in yards on the Natchez side, 2nd or 3 rd house closer to
    5400 Street. Good luck, hope you find him soon

Dec 15

Updated Dec 16

Cozy Corner on Harlem?

Any information out there as to what is going on with this place? Seems to be stuck in limbo.

  • A recent comment elsewhere on EveryBlock indicated that Cozy's website said it was opening in February.

Dec 09

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Dec 01

Updated Dec 01

Rain Barrel Programs

Does anyone know if Chicago offers rain barrels to home owners? Does the city offer any rebates or free barrels?

  • cheesecake chick i want to be the person my dog thinks i am

    got mine free from metropolitan water reclamation district program they run periodically.
    did you want one? are you anywhere around harlem and irving park? I have an extra.

  • J

    Contact either the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago or Center for Neighborhood Technology. If you need help, post an additional question.

Dec 01

Nov 30


Lost Cat. White and gray calico. By Irving and Harlem. Please call 7733308605 if found. Don't Chase. It has a chip but no collar.

thank you so much


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