Jun 08

Updated 39 hours 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.

42 hours 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

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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

5 days ago

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALL NEW 50 AMP 240/120V SINGLE PHASE SUB-PANEL MAIN LUG.INSTALL (2) 220V 30-AMP CIRCUITS FOR OUTLETS FROM NEW SUB-PANEL

    2240 W. Ogden Ave. Issued June 11, 2018 Comment

Jun 11

Medical District sells parcels, easing crushing debt load

A delayed $300 million Gateway project is underway on 9.5 acres at Damen and Ogden avenues, with retail development preceding planned offices, a hotel and lab and residential space.

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

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

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Jun 04

Chicago's best steak tacos come from wood fires, not the griddle

...Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 W. Taylor St.) in Tri-Taylor. Though it differs slightly, I also can't deny the allure of...

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...of immediately satisfying offering ($2.75) is what you'll find at Taqueria El Asadero (2213 W. Montrose Ave.), except that it's better than most. Open the door of the Ravenswood shop, and...

...m an even bigger fan of the carne asada taco ($2.89) at L' Patron (3749 W. Fullerton Ave.), mostly because the pieces of charred steak are, um, bigger. Instead of hacking the grilled...

...version of the bare-bones steak taco, others rank very close, including Chicago Taco Authority (4219 W. Irving Park Road) in Old Irving Park, Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and...

...Chicago Taco Authority (4219 W. Irving Park Road) in Old Irving Park, Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 W. Taylor St.) in Tri-Taylor...

...I also can't deny the allure of the hulking offering from Taqueria El Milagro (3050 W. 26th St.) in Little Village, which adds rice and beans and a crunchy cabbage slaw. Regardless, if...

That's very close to how you'll find it at Frontera Grill (445 N. Clark St.), minus the flour tortillas. Order the skirt steak al carbon ($16 at lunch), and you...

Mezquite Pollo Express (2809 W. 55th St.) in Gage Park might not sound like the best place to go for grilled beef...

Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose Ave.) in Albany Park serves carne asada ($20) that also picks up an intoxicatingly smoky aroma...

...be bothered to construct your own tacos, check out the newly opened Octavio Cantina & Kitchen (5310 N. Clark St.). The Andersonville restaurant serves gorgeous grilled arrachera tacos ($11 for two), featuring smoke-kissed skirt...

...tacos or have the kitchen do all the work for you? Check out Canton Regio (1510 W. 18th St.) in Pilsen. Go with the ½ kilo of arrachera ($22.50), and you’ll get over...

    Chicago's best steak tacos come from wood fires, not the griddle
    Chicago's most popular taco filling isn't al pastor, carnitas or barbacoa; it's steak. And why shouldn't it be? As we've confirmed while delving into our city's hefty steak culture, Chicagoans have an unbridled appetite for grilled beef, and the steak taco provides one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get your fix.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 01

Changes in the Chicago Food Code Begin July 1, 2018

2133 W Lexington St., Chicago, IL 60612

    Changes in the Chicago Food Code Begin July 1, 2018
    My Staff attended a meeting this week held for the 48th Ward restaurant owners hosted by Alderman Osterman and Gerrin Butler from the City's Public Health Department. This joint meeting was intended to answer questions pertaining to the Public Health's inspection process and new policies for restaurants and food establishments.
    http://www.aldermanoconnor.com

Jun 01

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 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!!!

May 29

Fire Dept. Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt; Search To Resume For Missing Boater

Emergency responders lined the streets from Stroger Hospital to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office and two fire trucks extended their ladders over the intersection of Harrison and Leavitt to fly the American flag as an ambulance brought Bucio’s body to the morgue.

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The entire Chicago Fire Department's prayers go out to the family of Firefighter Juan Bucio who tragically passed away answering a call of a person in the water near 2600 S. Ashland.

    Fire Dept. Diver Dies During Rescue Attempt; Search To Resume For Missing Boater
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Rescue teams were preparing to resume the search for a missing boater on Tuesday, after a Fire Department diver died while trying to find the missing man Monday evening. Juan Bucio, 46, was part of a dive team searching the Chicago River near Canalport Riverwalk Park in the Bridgeport neighborhood around 8:30 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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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 18

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

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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spirobolos posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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 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

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