55 min ago

For those who got a LARGE LOT

Found a really nice schematic decision making tree for buyers to use! It is really nice.

https://largelots.org/static/documents/LISC%20Large%20Lots%20Activation%20Guide.pdf

    https://largelots.org

2 hours ago

Friday’s community celebration postponed

The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The "summer of opportunity" celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 17.

    Friday's community celebration postponed
    The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The
    http://austintalks.org

8 hours ago

9 hours ago

Quintonio Was In A Rage Before Officer Shot Him, Father Says

An officer who arrived at 4710 W Erie right after Robert Rialmo shot Quintonio LeGrier testified this morning that Rialmo said “F***, f***, f***.

But he also said Quintonio appeared to be angry about something in the early morning hours of December 26, 2015—the day Officer Rialmo responded to a domestic disturbance in the 4700 block of West Erie.

    Quintonio Was In A Rage Before Officer Shot Him, Father Says
    CBS (CHICAGO)- Today in court, the father of Quintonio LeGrier described the moments before and after Officer Robert Rialmo shot and killed his son. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports from the Daley Center, where the murdered man's father, Antonio LeGrier, on Thursday testified in the trial of Chicago Police officer Robert Rialmo.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 08

Updated 17 hours ago

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.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Just got good news! 11th District will carry 21-208 forms. This means residents can request cars fill out a service request for US.

    Go ahead, gert a wish list and order away!

    Need pot hole fixed? Need tree trimmed? Flag down a Beat car and ask them to fill out...

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    Just got good news! 11th District will carry 21-208 forms. This means residents can request cars fill out a service request for US.

    Go ahead, gert a wish list and order away!

    Need pot hole fixed? Need tree trimmed? Flag down a Beat car and ask them to fill out this form.

    In the event they DO NOT have the form on them post here. They will be disobeying the CAPS Chief Directive and we need to let him know so he can do something about it!

    Post here date, time, patrol car no who SUCCESSFULLY ordered and those WHO REFUSED.

    Both need to get the right kind of credit.

    This is GOOD FOR US. The COMMUNITY CONCERNS AND CITY SERVICE DIRECTIVE is finally getting implemented. It is a decade old and never used for our benefit.

    Your new civic duty is to ORDER AWAY and let the Superintendent and Caps Chief know when the Patrol cars disobeyed their order. To be on the safe side, have the form on hand and tell them to fill out.

    You now have a little power. USE it!!

Jun 08

Updated 19 hours ago

Does anyone have a RING doorbell?

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

  • 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.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We had our 2nd meeting on our block. It looks like we may have 5-6 neighbors getting a RING device. We are all encouraged by the product. Thanks Tomorrow, we missed the sale. That was thoughtful of you.

25 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo — with R...

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Austin #WestGarfieldPark (Cicero & Erie) Shabonkie - Male Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian Mix. Brown/Black. Call 773-698-2408. Friendly. Cook County. 60644. Missing 06/19/2018. To see Shabonkie’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2409450 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2409450

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #Austin #WestGarfieldPark (Cicero & Erie) Shabonkie - Male Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian Mix. Brown/Black. Call 773-698-2408. Friendly. Cook County. 60644. Missing 06/19/2018. To...
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25 hours ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Austin #WestGarfieldPark (Cicero & Erie) Shabonkie - Male Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian Mix. Brown/Black. Call 773-698-2408. Friendly. Cook County. 60644. Missing 06/19/2018. To see Shabonkie’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2409450 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2409450

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost! #Chicago #IL #Austin #WestGarfieldPark (Cicero & Erie) Shabonkie - Male Yorkshire Terrier/Pomeranian Mix. Brown/Black. Call 773-698-2408. Friendly. Cook County. 60644. Missing 06/19/2018. To...
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38 hours ago

“Look, I’m doing OK. . . . I’m at peace,” sai...

“Look, I’m doing OK. . . . I’m at peace,” said Robert Rialmo, a former U.S. Marine, who responded — along with his partner Anthony LaPalermo — to a call of domestic disturbance at the LeGrier home in the 4700 block of West Erie St. the morning after Christmas Day.

    EXCLUSIVE: Robert Rialmo - 'I just want the truth to come out'
    The Rialmo story . . . Chicago Police Officer Robert Rialmo is not a man of many words. At least that's what it seemed like Wednesday afternoon during a short phone chat with Sneed during a brief break from his testimony in the wrongful-death lawsuit brought against him by the city and the estate of Quintonio LeGrier.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

39 hours ago

Officer Rialmo Testifies In Wrongful Death Lawsuit: “No Choice But To Meet Deadly Force With Deadly Force”

He said he and his partner were responding to a domestic disturbance in the 4700 block of West Erie.

    Officer Rialmo Testifies In Wrongful Death Lawsuit: "No Choice But To Meet Deadly Force With Deadly Force"
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The Chicago police officer at the center of a high-profile shooting says he had little choice but to meet "deadly force with deadly force." CBS 2's Jim Williams reports Rialmo returned to the witness stand for the second time Wednesday. Officer Robert Rialmo described the moments right before he fired the fatal shots.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

43 hours ago

West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting

Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.

    West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting
    Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.
    http://austintalks.org

2 days ago

2 days ago

Chicago cop Robert Rialmo takes stand at civil trial over his fatal shooting of 2

...30 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2015, to a disturbance at an apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where the teen was staying with his father. LeGrier apparently was plagued by mental health...

    Chicago cop Robert Rialmo takes stand at civil trial over his fatal shooting of 2
    Under pointed questioning Tuesday in a sometimes tense courtroom confrontation, Officer Robert Rialmo acknowledged he had called his training as a Chicago cop a "joke" and confirmed for a jury that he sued the estate of one of the people he shot to death in 2015.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light

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    A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light
    During a Quality of Life Plan Summit, part of a series of public meetings Austin Coming Together has held to gather community input one theme kept cropping up.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

'Red Table Talk' is talk we need

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    'Red Table Talk' is talk we need
    Facebook Watch recently premiered a new series online featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her 17-year-old daughter, Willow Smith.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students

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    Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students
    When the Chicago City Council voted on May 25 to approve roughly $29 million in funding required to help build a new $95 million police and fire training academy West Garfield Park.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

Cuts for a cause

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    Cuts for a cause
    Master barbers Alexander "Great" Fowles and Joshua "Kool" Kruel gave teenagers, ages 13 to 18, free haircuts at the Austin Branch.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

Glamour girls

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    Glamour girls
    Students bask in applause last Friday, during the annual Exclusive Spring Fashion Show at Ella Flagg Young in Austin.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

Can the West Side turn around?

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    Can the West Side turn around?
    Chicago is a tale of two cities. Let the mounds of socioeconomic data and anecdotal evidence speak for themselves.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence

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    On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence
    Members of the West Side Black Elected Officials spent part of Father's Day on a scorching Sunday afternoon attempting to create some awareness about the area's violence.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

2 days ago

Unite against violence on Wednesdays in Austin

Give an hour each Wednesday in June and July to stand with others in the community. There are four locations in the 25th Chicago Police District where residents, wearing red, will be meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. starting June 20th.

    Unite against violence on Wednesdays in Austin
    Give an hour each Wednesday in June and July to stand with others in the community. There are four locations in the 25th Chicago Police District where residents, wearing red, will be meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. starting June 20th.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Trial opens in 2015 police shooting in which bat-wielding teen and bystander were killed

...30 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2015, to a disturbance at an apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where the teen was staying with his father. LeGrier apparently was plagued by mental health...

    Trial opens in 2015 police shooting in which bat-wielding teen and bystander were killed
    Lawyers aired their competing accounts of a Chicago police officer's controversial 2015 shooting of a bat-wielding 19-year-old and his 55-year-old neighbor during opening statements Monday at the trial over lawsuits stemming from the fatal incident. The trial will turn in part on how far teen Quintonio LeGrier was from Officer Robert Rialmo when he opened fire, mortally wounding LeGrier.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Trial opens in 2015 police shooting in which bat-wielding teen and bystander killed

...30 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2015, to a disturbance at an apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where the teen was staying with his father. LeGrier apparently was plagued by mental health...

    Trial opens in 2015 police shooting in which bat-wielding teen and bystander killed
    Lawyers aired their competing accounts of a Chicago police officer's controversial 2015 shooting of a bat-wielding 19-year-old and his 55-year-old neighbor during opening statements Monday at the trial over lawsuits stemming from the fatal incident. The trial will turn in part on how far teen Quintonio LeGrier was from Officer Robert Rialmo when he opened fire, mortally wounding LeGrier.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

3 days ago

Trial begins Monday in lawsuit over 2015 fatal police shooting of bat-wielding teen, neighbor

...4:30 a.m. Dec. 26, 2015, to a disturbance at an apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where the teen was staying with his father. LeGrier apparently was plagued by mental health...

    Trial begins Monday in lawsuit over 2015 fatal police shooting of bat-wielding teen, neighbor
    In a case fraught with significance for Chicago cops, reform advocates and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, lawyers are set to make opening arguments Monday at a trial stemming from the highly publicized fatal police shooting of a teenager with a baseball bat and the innocent bystander standing behind him.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Opioid addiction causing problems across West Side

PCC Community Wellness Center hosted health providers and others earlier this month to discuss how the opioid crisis is affecting them, their employers and their communities.

    Opioid addiction causing problems across West Side
    Bob Urso's nephew got mixed up with drugs several years ago. "He was a lost soul, in and out of treatment centers," says Urso, president and CEO of PCC Community Wellness Center. But when Urso's nephew became a dad, he "really turned his life around."
    http://austintalks.org

4 days ago

Trial begins Monday in lawsuit over 2015 fatal police shooting of bat-wielding teen, neighbor

...4:30 a.m. Dec. 26, 2015, to a disturbance at an apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where the teen was staying with his father. LeGrier apparently was plagued by mental health...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo arrives for a hearing at Branch 23 court at Grand and Central avenues in Chicago on March 7, 2018.

    Trial begins Monday in lawsuit over 2015 fatal police shooting of bat-wielding teen, neighbor
    In a case fraught with significance for Chicago cops, reform advocates and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, lawyers are set to make opening arguments Monday at a trial stemming from the highly publicized fatal police shooting of a teenager with a baseball bat and the innocent bystander standing behind him.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Jun 15

Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend

Veterans and victims of gun violence will be honored Saturday at the Golden Dome Field House, followed by three days of activities the following weekend.

    Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend
    Rickie Brown, CEO and founder of the West Side Historical Preservation Society (WSHPS), has been fighting to raise awareness for Juneteenth since he first saw it celebrated in Chicago in 1995. "I didn't know anything about Juneteenth," Brown said. "I happened to see something I hadn't seen in a long time, and it was a red, black and green flag ...
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 15

Jun 15

Top cop Eddie Johnson under oath: 'Never heard an officer talk about code of silence'

...and his partner responded to 911 calls about a disturbance at the apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where LeGrier was staying with his father. LeGrier, apparently plagued by mental health problems, had...

    Top cop Eddie Johnson under oath: 'Never heard an officer talk about code of silence'
    Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson recently said under oath that he was unaware of any "code of silence" in his department that shields officers from the consequences of misconduct. Johnson offered that assessment during a deposition in lawsuits stemming from Officer Robert Rialmo's December 2015 shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes

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    Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes
    Anyone caught carrying an illegal gun within 500 feet of any senior housing in Chicago will face fines and, if they do it more than once, possible jail time ranging from 30 days to six months.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is GREAT NEWS! Now lets see if we can get the 11th District to ENFORCE THIS LAW!!!!!!

    Anybody else have trouble getting 11 to answer 911 calls? Please say your experience here.

  • Ms. Spice of Life Community Volunteer/Domestic Violence Subcommittee

    That's Horrible if you're calling and the calls are being ignored! That's dangerous and not to mention deadly! We have to protect ourselves out here.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES we are escalating the fact CPD does NOT answer 911 calls in Beat 1123. Lets see if the REFORM efforts can make some inroads.

Jun 14

Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover

Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.

    Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover
    Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 14

Jun 13

All invited to pop-up BBQ in Austin

There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.

    All invited to pop-up BBQ in Austin
    There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 13

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