47 hours ago

Jun 08

Updated 3 days ago

Does anyone have a RING doorbell?

Can you tell your experience? THANKS Several on our block are considering getting one.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    My neighbor says the same thing. She likes the Comments.

  • Tomorrow is another day Happy resident of North Park Village

    Hey, gpblight, if you haven't bought the Ring doorbell, and you want to, go to QVC.com. Today, Saturday, they have a special: $84.95 with 5 easy payments of $16.99 (and free shipping too!). There you can watch a video presentation and see reviews.

    I hope you get this in time.

3 days ago

Free Summer Solstice Party : food, drink, live music, raffle with prizes, baby goats!

Join us for our Summer Solstice Grand Opening Party! The party is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and friends!

When: Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM. Rain or shine.
Where: Blue Island Traditional Medicine. 1843 S. Racine Ave. (on the corner of 19th and Racine)
Who: We are a holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, yoga, nutritional counseling, and animal therapy
What: Our grand opening party! Celebrate the summer & our open doors. We will have snacks, beverages, a band, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, and a visit from our therapy animals (five baby goats and a pony (!)).
How much: Free
More information: www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com. Instagram: @blueislandmedicine

3 days ago

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Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

910 S. Aberdeen Street

1312 S. Racine Avenue

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825 W. Sheridan Road

5835 N. Lincoln Avenue

5110 N. Damen Avenue

900 W. Wilson Avenue

4701 N. Ashland Avenue

2333 W. Sunnyside Avenue

3035 N. Hoyne Avenue

2534 N. Greenview Avenue

618 W. Scott Street

3843 N. California Avenue

5100 N. Francisco Avenue

4222 W. Foster Avenue

4822 N. Long Avenue

4100 N. Long Avenue

3945 N. Springfield Avenue

3516 W. School Street

2732 N. Avers Avenue

6935 W. Addison Street

6100 W. Fullerton Avenue

2200 N. Oakley Avenue

1419 W. Blackhawk Street

1330 W. Chicago Avenue

1501 W. Randolph Street

2526 W. Grand Avenue

958 N. Sacramento Avenue

1333 N. Laramie Avenue

5610 W. Lake Street

500 S. Central Avenue

4615 W. Jackson Boulevard

100 N. Central Park Avenue

515 S. Washtenaw Avenue

1119 W. Cullerton Street

1824 S. Wood Street

3559 W. Arthington Street

4320 W. 15th Street

4247 W. 31st Street

2901 S. Poplar Avenue

2210 W. Pershing Road

4136 S. California Avenue

4949 S. Archer Avenue

6258 W. 62nd Street

2411 W. 55th Street

1700 S. Wentworth Avenue

55 W. 22nd Street

3309 S. Shields Avenue

3770 S. Wentworth Avenue

3520 S. Cottage Grove Avenue

331 W. 45th Street

39 W. 47th Street

4430 S. Marshfield Avenue

1809 W. 50th Street

1301 W. 52nd Street

6054 S. Damen Avenue

6500 S. Racine Avenue

6201 S. Stewart Avenue

5531 S. King Drive

6200 S. Drexel Avenue

1833 E. 71st Street

7740 S. Ingleside Avenue

7655 S. Ingleside Avenue

1440 W. 84th Street

2936 W. 85th Street

3939 W. 79th Street

1817 W. 95th Street

965 W. 95th Street

49 E. 95th Street

501 E. 90th Place

1215 E. 83rd Street

8930 S. Muskegon Avenue

2400 E. 105th Street

201 E. 111th Street

10436 S. Wallace Street

11250 S. Ada Street

11320 S. Western Avenue

3721 W. 111th Street

939 E. 132nd Street

    Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools
    Mather High School Pool Indoor Pool5835 N. Lincoln Avenue(773) 534-2412 Website Amundsen High School Pool Indoor Pool5110 N. Damen Avenue(773) 534-2425 Pool Website Winnemac Park Website Uplift High School Pool Indoor Pool900 W. Wilson Avenue(312) 742-7709 Pool Website Clarendon Park Website Wrightwood Pool Outdoor Pool2534 N.
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Holistic health clinic opens in Pilsen

Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

If you are a Pilsen resident, you receive your first treatment (acupuncture or bodywork) 25% off, and if you are a Pilsen small business owner, your first acupuncture treatment is free.

Mark your calendars: our Grand Opening Summer Solstice party will be Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM... We hope to see you there!

    Welcome
    Holistic, person-centered healthcare in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Effective and long-lasting solutions.
    https://www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

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Alderman Danny Solis added 2 new photos — at ...

We’re setting up for today’s free FUN FAIR at Fosco Park Gym. Get out of the rain, and in here instead. See you soon!

    Alderman Danny Solis
    Alderman Danny Solis added a new photo - at Fosco Park.
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Jun 09

Jun 08

Alderman Danny Solis is at Fosco Park.

Families of the 25th Ward: I hope you can join us tomorrow for this FREE children's event at Fosco Park. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alderman Danny Solis
    Families of the 25th Ward: I hope you can join us tomorrow for this FREE children's event at Fosco Park. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Jun 08

Problems getting 911 response?

This past week a 911 Supervisor filed a SPECIAL ATTENTION for the address that is problematic.

With a SPECIAL ATTENTION CPD will have to do more.

Never talk to the front line operator. Always speak to a Supervisor. Ask what additional things they can do when 911 OEMC calls are not responded to by CPD.

You can foia the special attentions. Then throw them to the IG. Perhaps the Ig will get better results than we residents who do not get 911 responses that are meaningful.

Jun 08

Jun 07

MODE is now Open

Great new 24-hour gym in West Loop.
The facility is immaculate. The staff is friendly and professional, tons of classes and activities. Cutting edge technology to track your fitness and aid with recovery (cryotherapy).

Complimentary 3 day pass available.

https://getinmode.com/

    MODE Body Boutique
    MODE Body Boutique is located in Chicago's vibrant West Loop neighborhood at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Ada Street.
    https://getinmode.com

Jun 02

Jun 01

ATN-June 2018

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The Saint Ignatius Law Society will host a continuing legal education event at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, followed by a reception at 7:15 at Fornelli Lounge, 1019 S. May St.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

...younger, and age 14 and younger. Register at www.jfl.com. Sheridan Park is at 910 S. Aberdeen St.

The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

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At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art will hold its benefit on Saturday, June 2, with cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Call (312) 443-3630.

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.aric.edu.

...p.m. with cocktails, dinner, a program, and dancing at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456...

...Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org...

Justice Jesse G. Reyes, Illinois Appellate Court, visited Kelly High School on Law Day, May 1. The school is located at 4136 S. California Ave.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., will present BOING, the Big Outdoor Indoor Neighborhood Gathering, on Sunday, June 10, from noon...

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...benefit in her honor on Sunday June 10, at the St. Joseph’s Club at 2724 S. Union St. from 2 to 6 p.m. A $20 admission includes food and beer and wine...

...s Club Chicago on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St. There will be dancing, casino games hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner, a silent auction, and...

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...Aug. 28, join IMF for free weekly classical music performances at St. James Cathedral at 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit  www.imfchicago.org or...

Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will present a tour of the Prairie Avenue Historic District, entitled A Walk Through Time, on Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 each.

Latina Expo 18 Chicago will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at the UIC Forum, Halsted Street at Roosevelt Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics will be beauty, business, empowerment, wealth, and technology. Log on to ChicagoLatinaExpo.com.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is June 11.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

...July 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St., Chicago. Are you providing care for an adult with chronic medical conditions, or dealing with...

...each month, beginning June 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Tower, 1620 W. Harrison St., Tower Resource Center, Suite 04527. Log on to www.rush.edu/rush-generations...

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will offer the free Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.

The South Loop Neighbors will have a meeting on Thursday, June 7, at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will have its yard sale Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Dearborn Park. Log on to www.southloopneighbors.org.

Join the Taller de Jose Associates Board for its Pints for a Purpose fundraiser at Lo Rez Brewing, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call (773) 523-8320, x 18, or email mroemer@tallerdejose.org.

Taller de Jose helps immigrants on a variety of issues and is located at 2831 W. 24th Blvd.

The lighthouse serves the visually impaired, disabled, and veterans and is located at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. (312) 997-3686.

tion of work by more than 20 artists, is on display from now through Sunday, Dec. 30, at the University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN-June 2018
    June 1, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

May 31

We have a Deputy for Public Safety!

Many have problms they+post on EB. Maybe this person/department can HELP U!

Take a risk! Seek them out!

http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org/about-the-office/employment-opportunities/now-hiring/deputy-inspector-general-for-public-safety/

    DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY
    Copyright © 2008 - 2018 City of Chicago Office of Inspector General, All Rights Reserved.
    http://chicagoinspectorgeneral.org

May 31

May 28

Updated May 30

Are things better for those living in the 11th District?

Do u live in the 11th District? The Commander regularly goes on TV and says how things are getting better here. Do you agree or disagree? Please post your opinion here and give as many details as you can.

  • Police Commanders are just like Politicians, Don't believe any words coming out of their Mouths!!!

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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 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.

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