Oct 08

Updated 4 days ago

Alley light not fixed as of June 2017 despite calling 311 3x and requesting service on-line 2x

I pay hefty Chicago/Cook County taxes and every year they increase-and yet, I can't get the city to fix the alley light. Twice I have seen it reported on-line with the status "closed". When I call 311 to complain they don't want to hear anything other than the address and click-they disconnect. Is this the norm? Does it usually take this long? Let's face it, our neighborhood is no longer safe and a dark alley is asking for trouble.

  • JL

    With all the new lights on Morgan if one went out I wounder how long it would take to get fix LOL I have the same problem 3 months and still waiting

  • R Brighton Park

    That is ridiculous-I guess it is the norm. Well, I did call the Alderman's office earlier this week. Let's hope something gets done. Thanks to all for the comments.

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Attend your Caps meeting

Just came from a very informative caps meeting for Beats 911 and 922 in the 9th districts. While there was a good showing more people are needed. Make our neighborhood safe.

Oct 03

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  • Ready to Read With Book Bags

    Ms. Twardowski is asking for $271.62:
    My students need book bags to store their independent reading books.
    UNO-Brighton Park Elementary School Comment

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Updated Sep 28

Auto Crash by Pete's Marked Saturday AM @ ~ 810am

Is anyone aware how the two girls who crashed into the light pole by Pete's Market this morning are doing, if they survived? Per the fire department one was taken to Christ. Don't know about the other.

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Stop the Violence

We seriously need to organize a March in Brighton Park. How do we go about this? Can I get pointers, help with this? This is possibly the worse yr for this neighborhood ever. I've been living in Brighton Park my whole life and I don't recall anything close to all the violence going on this bad. Can we make this an event? Is there anyone willing to help with this?

  • Easy Money "Ask not what your country can do for you; ..."

    You want the violence to stop? Let local authorities work with ICE.

    Truth be told, most of the crime being committed in Brighton Park is done by the children of illegal aliens.

    If their parents get deported those Ese will begin to obey the law.

  • Disagree, Has nothing to do with having illegal aliens as parents. Why deport their parents? They're not causing violence. They need to bring back funds so mentors can work with troubled kids in the schools/neighborhood. It may not have saved /changed every troubled kid but it made a difference while...

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    Disagree, Has nothing to do with having illegal aliens as parents. Why deport their parents? They're not causing violence. They need to bring back funds so mentors can work with troubled kids in the schools/neighborhood. It may not have saved /changed every troubled kid but it made a difference while mentoring was going on. Youths had someone to talk to and places to occupy their time at/with besides the streets. They(Kelly hs) haven't had a mentor since 2006, Miguel Contreras, last I remember. He was a mentor for awhile when I was in HS and he began to train me to work with troubled youths until they cut out funds. It's been history since then, the streets just got wilder.

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Updated Sep 18

4 Killed, 2 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

...call of shots fired found three males and one female in a car in the 4700 block of South Fairfield. They were all pronounced dead on the scene, according to police. Their ages were unknown...

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...4:53 p.m., the 24-year-old was standing outside a home in the 4400 block of West Washington when someone walked up and shot him in the abdomen, according to police. A family...

...in the weekend’s first shooting, which happened about 4:30 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Rogers in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side. The man was taken to...

    4 Killed, 2 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Four people were killed in a single shooting and two others were wounded in separate attacks across Chicago since Friday evening, marking a violent start to the weekend and inching the city closer to 500 homicides this year.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • As long as there are drugs,
    an dealers, an people who
    are out to get you, an gang
    members, who will seek u
    out, an shoot you without
    any reason at all.(so sad)
    The gun violence here in
    Chicago is just plain psycho.

    🤕🤕🤕🤕🤕

  • Easy Money "Ask not what your country can do for you; ..."

    Hey, Ese - you sleep with a dog, you gonna get fleas.

Sep 18

Chicago Just Saw Its 500th Homicide Of The Year, & Summer Isn't Over Yet

...shot by a high-powered rifle while sitting in a car Friday evening in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue, according to police...

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...Jr., a 24-year-old who was sitting in his car at the intersection of 24th Street and Western Avenue near Little Village when someone in another car drove by and opened fire on him...

    Chicago Just Saw Its 500th Homicide Of The Year
    With summer still technically not quite over, Chicago has seen over 500 homicides so far this year, according to data from the Tribune. Though the number is appalling, homicides are down slightly from 2016's record; the city reached 500 homicides by Labor Day Weekend last year, but homicides are down by about 7 percent now, depending on how you calculate them.
    http://chicagoist.com

Sep 18

Chicago Records 500th Homicide for 2017: Report

The first fatalities of the weekend occurred on Friday night at approximately 8:35 p.m., when four people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed while sitting in a car in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Ave.

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The most recent fatality took place on Sunday night in the city's Chicago Lawn neighborhood. At approximately 8:20 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Richmond, three people were shot, and one, a 42-year-old woman, was killed when she sustained a gunshot wound to the head. 

On Saturday, two more people were fatally shot, including a 21-year-old man that was shot four times while walking to his car in the 2500 block of West 58thStreet. He was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai.

...Street. A 30-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 500 block of North LeClaire at 3:05 a.m., and a third victim, a 26-year-old man, was...

    Chicago Records 500th Homicide for 2017: Report
    Chicago has reached a bloody milestone amid a particularly deadly weekend that saw at least 10 people killed and 31 others wounded in shootings across the city. The weekend killings lifted the city to more than 500 homicides for the year so far, according to data from the Chicago Tribune.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Sep 18

10 Dead, 29 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

...found in a car by officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 4700 block of South Fairfield, where dozens of gold casings from an assault rifle littered the street and sidewalk nearby...

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...Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. They were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 6000 block of South Richmond when a male hopped out of a silver vehicle nearby and opened fire...

...was fatally shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. He was in the 500 block of North Leclaire when someone shot him in the chest from an SUV, police and the medical examiner...

...out a handgun and shot him in the face about 3 a.m. in the 2700 block of East 75th Street, authorities said. Bennett, of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the scene...

...Jeffery Manor neighborhood. Darrius Buckley, 33, was arguing with someone in a driveway in the 9700 block of South Merrion when the other person took out a gun and shot him multiple times in the...

...neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Maurice King, 21, was walking to his vehicle in the 2500 block of West 58th when a male walked up and fired shots, authorities said. King suffered two gunshot wounds...

    10 Dead, 29 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Ten people were killed, four of them in a single shooting, and 29 others were wounded in attacks across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, inching the city closer to 500 homicides this year.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Sep 18

10 killed in Chicago weekend shootings

...Brighton Park neighborhood. Police found 28-year-old Ida Arvizu inside a sedan in the 4700-block of South Fairfield Avenue. Three others were also found shot to death inside the car, including Arvisu's ex...

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The most recent shooting occurred at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of South Richmond Street in Chicago Lawn. A 42-year-old woman was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, while a 37-year-old man was shot in the chest and transported to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Sunday morning,a 41-year-old man was shot near Rainbow Beach on the South Side. Police combed for evidence after the man was killed in the 2700-block of East 75th Street. Police said he was shot in the face after getting into a fight with another man.

In another shooting Sunday morning, a 24-year-old pregnant woman is recovering after she was shot in the hip. The shooting occurred in the 7100-block of South St. Lawrence Avenue at about 1:36 a.m. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

    10 killed in Chicago weekend shootings
    Ten people have been killed in a total of 31 shootings this weekend, Chicago police said. The most recent shooting occurred at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of South Richmond Street in Chicago Lawn.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Sep 17

9 Killed, at Least 27 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

The first fatalities of the weekend occurred on Friday night at approximately 8:35 p.m., when four people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed while sitting in a car in the 4700 block of S. Fairfield Ave.

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On Saturday, two more people were fatally shot, including a 21-year-old man that was shot four times while walking to his car in the 2500 block of W. 58th St. He was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai.

...killed on Sunday after he was shot in the face during an argument in the 2700 block of E. 75th St. A 30-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 500...

...St. A 30-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 500 block of N. LeClaire at 3:05 a.m., and a third victim, a 26-year-old man, was...

A 19-year-old man was shot in the 4900 block of W. Kinzie at approximately 1:50 p.m. He suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and his abdomen, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

...a vehicle when another vehicle approached and an occupant fired shots at them in the 400 block of N. Harding at approximately 3:39 p.m. The 23-year-old man was shot in the...

A 29-year-old man was shot in the arms and legs in the 7400 block of N. Rogers at 4:29 p.m. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in stable condition.

In the 4400 block of W. Washington at approximately 4:53 p.m., a 24-year-old man was standing outside when he was shot in the abdomen by another person. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

A 33-year-old man was sitting inside a home in the 2900 block of W. Roosevelt when someone outside fired shots, striking him in the chest. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the right leg while walking in the 8800 block of S. Throop at 11:45 p.m. He was taken to Metro South in stable condition.

...and a 31-year-old, were caught in crossfire after two vehicles drove down the 2300 block of S. Blue Island with occupants firing shots at one another. The 57-year-old was taken to Stroger...

...a 27-year-old man, striking him in the chest. The incident occurred in the 500 block of N. Kedzie at approximately 2:26 a.m., and was witnessed by officers, who apprehended a suspect...

A 19-year-old man was shot in the back while walking in the 2200 block of W. 19th St at approximately 2:53 a.m.  He was taken to Mt. Sinai in serious condition.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the shoulder while walking in the 11500 block of S. Perry at approximately 4:59 a.m. He was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

Two men were walking on a sidewalk in the 4400 block of S. Hermitage Ave when they were approached by a man on foot, who shot them both. The 24...

An unknown person walked up to a 26-year-old man in the 6100 block of W. Bloomingdale at approximately 5:50 p.m. and fired shots at him, striking him in the stomach. The man was taken to Loyola Hospital in critical condition.

A 31-year-old man was shot while standing on a sidewalk in the 10400 block of S. Perry at approximately 9:30 p.m. He was taken to Roseland Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right foot, and is in stable condition.

A dark-colored sedan pulled up to a 27-year-old in the 600 block of S. Homan at approximately 11:08 p.m., and an occupant fired shots at him, striking him in the right side and right leg. The victim was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition.

A 19-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 400 block of E. 61st St. at approximately 12:07 a.m. when he was shot in the head and left shoulder. He was taken to Stroger in serious condition.

A 24-year-old woman was standing on a porch in the 7100 block of St. Lawrence at approximately 1:36 a.m. when she was shot by a person in a white sedan. She was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to her hip.

A 30-year-old woman was shot while she was sitting in a vehicle in the 9200 block of S. Halsted at 2 a.m. The driver of the car she was in got into an argument with another driver, and that driver fired shots at the car, striking the woman. She was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.

A dark-colored sedan drove up to a 21-year-old man in the 200 block of N. Francisco at approximately 2:10 a.m., and one of the occupants fired shots at him. He was taken to Stroger in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his right arm and left leg.

A 22-year-old woman was riding in a car in the 800 block of N. Trumbull at approximately 5:53 a.m. when a person fired shots at the vehicle, striking her in the right thigh. She was taken to Stroger in good condition.

A 20-year-old was walking to a store in the 10600 block of S. Wentworth at approximately 9:52 a.m. when he was shot in the heel. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition.

A 26-year-old woman was shot in the lower back and was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition. The incident occurred in the 10100 block of S. Princeton at approximately 9:56 a.m.

    9 Killed, at Least 27 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings
    Nine people are dead and at least 27 have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The first fatalities of the weekend occurred on Friday night at approximately 8:35 p.m., when four people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed while sitting in a car in the 4700 block of S.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Sep 17

9 killed in Chicago weekend shootings

...Brighton Park neighborhood. Police found 28-year-old Ida Arvizu inside a sedan in the 4700-block of South Fairfield Avenue. Three others were also found shot to death inside the car, including Arvisu's ex...

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...Side. Police combed for evidence after a 41-year-old man was killed in the 2700-block of East 75th Street. Police said he was shot in the face after getting into a fight with another...

...woman is recovering after she was shot in the hip. The shooting occurred in the 7100-block of South St. Lawrence Avenue at about 1:36 a.m. Sources said that the woman was pregnant, which authorities...

    9 killed in Chicago weekend shootings
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE Nine people have been wounded in a total of 31 shootings this weekend, Chicago police said. The most recent shooting occurred at 3 a.m. Sunday morning near Rainbow Beach on the South Side. Police combed for evidence after a 41-year-old man was killed in the 2700-block of East 75th Street.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Sep 17

Brighton Park quadruple homicide victims named and memorialized

Three men and a pregnant woman were found fatally shot inside a vehicle in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue on Sept. 15, 2017, in Chicago. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

...Cano gathered to pay their respects and contribute to the memorial on the corner of South Fairfield and 47th Street. Religious candles were placed onto a sewage drain cover. Three pink heart-shaped balloons were...

    Brighton Park quadruple homicide victims named and memorialized
    Among the four people fatally shot in a rifle attack in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood Friday night was a woman who police believe was pregnant and a 21-year-old man whose friends built a small memorial for him Saturday afternoon.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Sep 17

Pregnant woman among 4 killed in Brighton Park shooting, family says

...step-mother confirmed.Ida Arvizu, along with three men, were in a vehicle in the 4700-block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:30 p.m. when they were shot, police said.Arvizu, who worked as...

    Pregnant woman among 4 killed in Brighton Park shooting, family says
    A 28-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant was one of four people fatally shot Friday night in Chicago's Brighton Park neighborhood, her father and step-mother confirmed. Ida Arvizu, along with three men, were in a vehicle in the 4700-block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:30 p.m. when they were shot, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Sep 16

Possibly Pregnant Woman Among 4 Killed in Shooting: CPD

Around 8:35 p.m., police said the woman and three men were found unresponsive with gunshot wounds in a vehicle in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood.

    Possibly Pregnant Woman Among 4 Killed in Shooting: CPD
    Four people, including a woman who may have been pregnant, were killed in a shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side Friday night. Around 8:35 p.m., police said the woman and three men were found unresponsive with gunshot wounds in a vehicle in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Sep 16

Pregnant woman among 4 fatally shot in Brighton Park rifle assault

The shooting happened in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:40 p.m.

    Pregnant woman among 4 fatally shot in Brighton Park rifle assault
    CHICAGO - Four people, including a woman police believe was pregnant, were fatally shot Friday night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Michelle Cano, 21, Joel Sandoval, 24, Miguel Sandoval, 27, and Ida Arvizu were identified as the victims, police said.
    http://cltv.com

Sep 16

Brighton Park Rifle Attack Kills 4, Including Possibly Pregnant Woman

The incident occurred around 8:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue and appears to be gang-related, police said.

    Brighton Park Rifle Attack Kills 4, Including Possibly Pregnant Woman
    CHICAGO - A rifle attack in Brighton Park Friday night killed three men and a woman who might have been pregnant, police said. The incident occurred around 8:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue and appears to be gang-related, police said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Sep 16

4 fatally shot in Brighton Park rifle assault, victims ID’d

...night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Michelle Cano, 21, Joel Sandoval, 24, Miguel Sandoval, 27, and...

    4 fatally shot in Brighton Park rifle assault, victims ID'd
    CHICAGO - Four people, including a woman police believe was pregnant, were fatally shot Friday night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:40 p.m. Michelle Cano, 21, Joel Sandoval, 24, Miguel Sandoval, 27, and Ida Arvizu were identified as the victims, police said.
    http://wgntv.com

Sep 16

Alderman: Assault rifle used in shooting that killed 4 in Brighton Park

...shooting.The victims, three men and a woman, were found inside a car in the 4700-block of South Fairfield Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Friday night, police said. Police were in the area responding...

    Alderman: Assault rifle used in shooting that killed 4 in Brighton Park
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in Slender Man stabbing case WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in Slender Man stabbing case Four people were found shot to death in a car Chicago Brighton Park neighborhood and an alderman said an assault rifle was used in the shooting.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Sep 16

Pregnant woman believed among 4 shot dead in Brighton Park rifle attack

The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue, police said. Three males, ages currently unknown, and a woman were inside a vehicle when someone inside a white SUV opened fire on them with a rifle, police said.

    Pregnant woman believed among 4 shot dead in Brighton Park rifle attack
    Four people, including a woman police believe was pregnant, were killed on Friday night in a rifle attack in the Brighton Park neighborhood. The shooting happened about 8:40 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Fairfield Avenue, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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