Jun 08

Updated 4 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.

4 days ago

Workshop: Playing with Rescued Dogs

This summer, help children learn to enjoy dogs, treat animals kind, and approach dogs safely! Attend a small one on one workshop for children and adults to understand dogs better at Urban Art Retreat garden. Meet our friendly rescued dogs and have fun! Play in the garden, teach the dogs commands, feed them doggie biscuits, and wade in the pool! contact@urbanartretreat.com Register for a day that you can make it to a free workshop!

4 days ago

Safe Space Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or...

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Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or mural art). Also, some gardening & an art project. We will water plants & paint!
Let us know when you would like to visit.

Your group can make an appointment for a Field Trip to visit our site for a Summer Day at Urban Art Retreat. Send us an email at contact@urbanartretreat.com

4 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

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Jun 13

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

Jun 13

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

Summer music festivals you should watch for

Sept. 14-16 at Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Drive, Chicago; riotfest.org

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

June 8-10 at Addams-Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., Chicago; springawakeningfestival.com

July 20-22 at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., Chicago; pitchforkmusicfestival.com

• Chicago Blues Festival: June 8-10 at Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, cityofchicago.org

• Taste of Randolph: June 15-17 at 900 W. Randolph St., Chicago, starevents.com

• World's Largest Block Party: June 22-23 at the Old St. Pat's Campus, at Monroe and Desplaines streets, Chicago, worldslargestblockparty.com

• Country LakeShake: June 22-24 at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, 1300 S. Linn White Drive, Chicago, lakeshakefestival.com

• Motoblot Road Show: June 22-24 outside the Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, motoblot.com

• Windy City Ribfest: June 29-July 1 at 4800 N. Broadway, Chicago, chicagoevents.org

• Taste of Chicago: July 11-15 at Grant Park, Jackson and Columbus avenues, Chicago, cityofchicago.org

• Windy City Smokeout: July 13-15 at 560 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, windycitysmokeout.com

• Taste of River North: July 20-22 at Ward Park, 630 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, tasteofrivernorth.com

• Lollapalooza: Aug. 2-5 at Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago, lollapalooza.com

• Würst Music and Beer Fest: Sept. 8-10 at Randolph and Ogden, Chicago. starevents.com

    Summer music festivals you should watch for
    Summer music festival season is officially here. Here's a look at some of the biggies in the city and the suburbs. June 8-10 at Addams-Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., Chicago; springawakeningfestival.com Top billing: Tiesto, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Gareth Emery, Pete Tong, Big Gigantic and more Local draws: Chicago stakes its claim on electronic talent with sets from Kaskade, Stratus, Win and Woo, Xonic, GoodSex, Tsunami, Porn N Chicken, Mielo and more.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Jun 08

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Jul 26 2012

Updated Jun 06

Alderman Complaints ?

http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed...

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http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed with this Office in writing, preferably on an OEIG complaint form, or orally. You may file a complaint by (i) completing a form online at https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx, (ii) calling the Office's toll-free hotline (866) 814-1113; (iii) sending a completed complaint form to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, Attention Complaint Division, 32 West Randolph, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60601; (iv) faxing a completed complaint form to (312) 814-5479; (v) contacting the Office by telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at (888) 261-2734 or (vi) visiting the Office at its Springfield or Chicago locations.

Complaint Form

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread with a next n related issue. Does anyone know which commissioner or department someone should contact in order to get speed bumps placed in a high traffic alleyway . Also on the subject of issues in North Lawndale and Garfield Park are there any meetings or communicable formats in which we can all meet and discuss issues and resolutions to problems; Outside of my favorite every Block website

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    speedbumps are provided by CDOT. email rebekah.scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org, Tom.carney@cityofchicago.org

    There are some restrictions and requirements. I think a traffic study has to be done to justify.

Jun 06

About Discrimination!

We are presenting an exhibit- “About Discrimination".
The Liz Long gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623 is displaying materials to increase awareness of discrimination and the ism's.
This is an excellent opportunity for a discussion on Discrimination. Any group that schedules an appt. to visit can ask for a facilitated discussion. We will provide this for free.
People can view the display on Saturdays between 1-4p.m. during June or email us to ask for a special showing for themselves and/or their group.
The exhibit is on display through June 30.
ask about free group activities throughout summer including Aug 25 Youth Art Fest in Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.

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CityKey Date: June 6, 2018 Location: Douglas ...

CityKey Date: June 6, 2018 Location: Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. Time: 10 a.m - 2 p.m.

    Alderman Michael Scott, Jr.
    CityKey Date: June 6, 2018 Location: Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. Time: 10 a.m - 2 p.m.
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 01

24th Ward Vehicle Sticker Date: Wednesday, J...

24th Ward Vehicle Sticker Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Location: Douglas Park : 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

    Alderman Michael Scott, Jr.
    24th Ward Vehicle Sticker Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Location: Douglas Park : 1401 S. Sacramento Dr. Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 31

Riot Fest first wave of 2018 lineup revealed

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    Riot Fest first wave of 2018 lineup revealed
    CHICAGO - Riot Fest has revealed the first wave of bands that are playing at the annual Chicago music festival this summer. Riot Fest is scheduled to be held in Douglas Park from September 14-16. Since 2005, the festival hosts more than 100 bands, carnival rides, food trucks and more.
    http://wgntv.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

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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 30

Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders

CHICAGO, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Utopia informally launches today as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

More: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nonprofit-utopia-launches-on-mighty-networks-to-develop-the-next-generation-of-ethical-leaders-300656275.html?tc=eml_cleartime

    Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders
    May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Utopia informally launches today as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
    https://www.prnewswire.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 17

Naperville Islamic Center planning third mosque on far southwest side

...Hidayah at 450 Olesen Drive, and at Masjid Al-Hilal, which opened in 2007 at 2844 W. Ogden Ave. A school for 65 preschool and kindergarten students meets at the Ogden location, and the...

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The community worships at its original mosque, Masjid Al-Hidayah at 450 Olesen Drive, and at Masjid Al-Hilal, which opened in 2007 at 2844 W. Ogden Ave. A...

    Naperville Islamic Center planning third mosque on far southwest side
    The Islamic Center of Naperville is working on designs for an education center, mosque and community center on the city's far southwest side. The facility on 248th Avenue will be the Islamic Center's third worship and gathering space since it was founded in 1991.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

May 17

Naperville Islamic Center planning education center, third mosque an far southwest side

...Hidayah at 450 Olesen Drive; and at Masjid Al-Hilal, which opened in 2007 at 2844 W. Ogden Ave. A school for 65 preschool and kindergarten students meets at the Ogden location, and the...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

The community worships at its original mosque, Masjid Al-Hidayah at 450 Olesen Drive; and at Masjid Al-Hilal, which opened in 2007 at 2844 W. Ogden Ave. A...

    Naperville Islamic Center planning education center, third mosque an far southwest side
    The Islamic Center of Naperville is working on designs for an education center, mosque and community center on the city's far southwest side. The facility on 248th Avenue will be the Islamic Center's third worship and gathering space since it was founded in 1991.
    http://www.dailyherald.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 16

Pick Up Litter Day! Join Us!

We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for...

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We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for ourselves & our families. Youth & adults will create an outdoor sculpture in the peace park for posterity. Weekly art-making projects will take place to help people express themselves about their lives, their families, & about issues of violence. We will have gardening, community service, carpentry projects, cement projects, sign making, lots of art projects, & much more. Relax & enjoy nature with Urban Art Retreat. Saturdays 1-4, Mondays 1-4 , Wednesdays 1-4 by RSVP only. contact@urbanartretreat.com

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://urbanartretreat.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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