6 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Most juveniles charged with armed carjackings let go in 24 hours, records show

Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

Almost every part of the city has been plagued by the brazen holdups. There were almost 1,000 of them last year, compared with 663 in 2016.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/juveniles-armed-carjackings-released-within-24-hours/

A few years ago, major reforms to the juvenile justice system changed how armed carjacking and armed...

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Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times.

Almost every part of the city has been plagued by the brazen holdups. There were almost 1,000 of them last year, compared with 663 in 2016.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/juveniles-armed-carjackings-released-within-24-hours/

A few years ago, major reforms to the juvenile justice system changed how armed carjacking and armed robbery are handled, Cunningham said.

Under state law, murder, attempted murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated carjacking all had been crimes for which juveniles were automatically transferred to adult court — and many stayed in jail on bond until trial. But the reforms removed aggravated carjacking and armed robbery from the automatic transfer provisions

    Most juveniles charged with armed carjackings let go in 24 hours, records show
    Dozens of juveniles were charged last year in Chicago for allegedly pointing guns at motorists and stealing their cars, but most were not detained longer than 24 hours, according to court records obtained by the Sun-Times. Armed carjackings have become a major political problem for Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Soft on crime liberal justice system

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Again...a bankrupt city, county, state cannot afford to pay the lockup cost of $80,000 a year. This is why they come up with all these silly ideological libral/conservative soft/hard statements.

    No politician talks about We are bankrupt and cannot pay our bills. Theykeep a stiff upper ;lip and talk about their wonderful party and what a great job they are doing...as stats say otherwise.

2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Worms in meat at Tony's Fresh food at Fullerton and Central Park

Please do not shop at Tony's finer food. There are worms in the meat. The management does not want to deal with it. Because I sent Lorena without a receipt.

This is a serious health issue. I have informed Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and I have also filed a report with the City of Chicago public health department.

Tony's Fresh Market does not take this situation seriously.

  • Who is getting their meat from Tony's Finer "Foods"?

    The place is widely known as a dump when it comes to perishable food.

    Ugggh...

  • I feel like most people on this thread would be devastated if they learned a little more about how their meat is made and the number of worms you eat on a regular basis -- at any store, not just Tony's.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Bullet shells

Noticed 8-9 shells on Bloomingdale Avenue between richmond and humboldt Blvd this morning, right where it intersects the alley. Anyone hear/notice anything recently? They seemed new. Just called it in so we’ll see.

  • I wondered that about the the casings. They are s&w 10mm casings - I’m assuming smith and Wesson. Not sure if that fits the description for anchor driving casings.

    For what it’s worth they were still there about 2 hours ago, though crushed now. I took photos but can’t upload like ina new post. They were kind of in the mud from construction. But they were clean themselves. If the police looked for them they definitely didn’t pick them up.

  • If casings from a Hilte gun, can they pick them up so we don't think they are bullet casings? Can someone speak to the construction head and have them be good neighbors.

5 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

2017 United Van Line data shows people leaving Illinois

United Van Lines is the largest moving company in the country, and therefore sees migration trends each year.

Here are their findings for 2017

https://www.unitedvanlines.com/contact-united/news/movers-study-2017

    2017 National Movers Study
    Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents.
    https://www.unitedvanlines.com
  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    2017 was the 7th YEAR in a row that Illinois/Chicago population has been at the lead of the decline! When would you label it a stampede? Soon we will be past the point of no return and it will be to late to address this problem. Think about that when zombie dem voters vote JB in and we Illinois dies!

  • I am working on leaving....my business and 165 jobs go with me

40 hours ago

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    replace plaster & drywall. tuckpoint as needed- electrical permit 100747329(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    4209 W. Cortez St. Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

40 hours ago

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Dog

Found today 2/14 near Maplewood & Hirsch, grey pitbull, no chip. not neutered, male

Jan 08

Updated 2 days ago

    Puerto Rican terrorist tells mainlander Americans to get off the island
    Convicted terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera is at it again, demanding that mainland Americans helping hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico return home. Lopez Rivera, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, leveled the Yankee-go-home rant Sunday in remarks broadcast on the Spanish-language TV station Telemundo. "They should go. Just go. Just go," he said.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • George F in Ravenswood displaced New Yorker

    RAK. No one is saying that white males are evil. They aren't anymore evil than any other race. I don't think you understand what white privilege means. Google it.

  • LT Res Long Time Chicagoan

    Dear small Dan, And now you know that capitalism is inherently unequal. Socialists, communists, fascists and marxists see equality. Which one are are you. In addition, All of these leftists ideologies are responsible for over 125 million murders and deaths in the 20th century. Be careful of what you wish for son.

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Gutter Repair Person?

I heard a loud crashing, looked out the window and my gutters and soffits have fallen off my house due to the weight of the ice! Does anyone know a repair person you would recommend that could get out here and fix this quickly? Thanks!

  • PES

    I used Tri-Star. My gutters were a mess, so the work was fairly extensive. Carlos was great. They came out quickly and did quality, thorough work. Added bonus that they are from the neighborhood.

  • Hector Lopez, dba Roof R Us, 773-630-8803 or 773-799-7428.

3 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Missing a cat?

We've been seeing this cutie around for awhile. Today the cat was in the backyard - super friendly, loves to be petted. Always assumed it was a stray but now I'm not so sure. We have two cats already and can't take it in. Hoping someone might recognize him/her or be interested in giving the cat a home.

  • Also, if you see any cats on your block that you have questions about or other. Email us at info@whiskersandtailsfoundation.org. We most likely know them all since we take care of the cats over here. Also, if you are interested in putting a feral house in your yard let us know. We have a ton of colonies over here :)

  • I love seeing EveryBlock used for love and not hate. Good show people! :)

5 days ago

What to expect new neighbor West Humboldt

New to the neighborhood from Logan Square. Wondering what daily life will be like. Is the neighborhood changing for the good and what new businesses are moving to help improve life in west humboldt specifically pulaski and north avenue.

Feb 11

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Feb 03

Updated Feb 08

Cameras Fight Or At Least Deter Crime

The Mayor likes to report that crime is down in Chicago but I believe it is more like crime is being less reported. I have heard the shots being fired and dialed 911 but when the officers arrive, if no one is shot, it is given a code and no report! I talked to a neighbor who stated there has around a dozen shootings recorded on his security system over the last few months yet nothing on the news about...

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The Mayor likes to report that crime is down in Chicago but I believe it is more like crime is being less reported. I have heard the shots being fired and dialed 911 but when the officers arrive, if no one is shot, it is given a code and no report! I talked to a neighbor who stated there has around a dozen shootings recorded on his security system over the last few months yet nothing on the news about them. You clearly see the criminal firing a hand gun at others or passing vehicles but no one is found when police arrive. Now, if you have this on video, you can demand a report but who knows this and is willing to say that to an officer? It is returning to a war zone again where I live and I thought those days were long gone! I know it is costly, but if you can, purchase a security system. It helps the police very much. CPD has taken my videos three times in the last six months for three separate shootings, one of which, the victim died! I have just learned of the latest 8MP camera security system, pictures are so clear, you have to see it to believe it. There is a great 8MP system on sale at Costco right now. There are better and there are cheaper ones but the one I saw at Costco, I think gives you the best value. Good luck everyone and be safe because it is insane what is happening where I live and in communities near by.

  • TR

    That's a perfect camera system.

  • Ed in Bucktown Fifth Generation Lifelong Chicagoan

    I wouldn't try to convince a person against an HD system. If you have the means please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor and install it ASAP. However, if you don't have the means, please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor by installing an analog one....

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    I wouldn't try to convince a person against an HD system. If you have the means please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor and install it ASAP. However, if you don't have the means, please do yourself and your fellow citizens a favor by installing an analog one. As Rak points out, any camera is better than none.

    The bar to do this is really low. Right now, $100 will get a 4 camera system at MicroCenter. You could probably get its equivalent used on Ebay under $50. Add another $30 for a hard drive and $35 for an IP-powerline adapter kit and you could very effectively cover a garage and/or the alley behind it. This is completely DIY-able. No experts are needed.

    There are more use cases for video systems than simply handing evidence to the authorities, and there are plenty of locations around a home that don't need HD coverage. A 5'x5' space under a porch is served very well by a $10 (analog) automobile backup camera. In a constrained space, I'd happily take a low focal length, high dynamic range analog camera over the most expensive 8MP camera featuring long range night vision. If your goal is confirmation that a family of possums hasn't taken up residence then cheap, reliable and uncomplicated analog technology fits the bill perfectly.

Feb 08

Feb 08

Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

Dog in Humboldt

Saw a dog running through Humboldt Park alone around 11pm. We live at corner of Division and Mozart and could see it from our front lawn. It was too dark to see what type of dog. I went after it but couldn’t catch up in time. It was heading towards California/North ave direction

  • Ellenf owner of apartment build. We need dog park

    there is a cattle dog around there being looked for.... please look on lost dogs illinois for the posting... share the possible sighting... smaller (40ish lbs)

Feb 06

Feb 05

Intoxicated driver sentenced to 11 years in fatal Burr Ridge crash

Fawzi Ottman, of the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue, pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov. 2, 2017.

    Intoxicated driver sentenced to 11 years in fatal Burr Ridge crash
    A 46-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for driving under the influence of drugs in an accident that killed a motorcyclist on Interstate 55 near Burr Ridge. Fawzi Ottman, of the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue in Chicago, pleaded guilty to the charges on Nov.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

Feb 03

Updated Feb 05

Stroger hospital is better

Stroger hospital is better equipped than St Mary's hospital for gunshot victims wounds.

  • Correct! Stroger is a Trauma One hospital so its always going to be better equip for this type of stuff. Many area hospitals will Ambo' you from their facilities to Stroger if the diagnosis is out of their league. I'd avoid St. Mary's ER if you can, I've had a bad experience.

Feb 04

Lost Dog

If seen please call/text 847-529-2025 with location. Do not approach or chase.

Feb 03

Oct 29

Updated Feb 02

West Humboldt Park gentrification?

At some point recently it seemed that HP was going through a slow process of being gentrified, but now it seems to have come to a standstill. For instance, west of california and north ave appeared to be improving and changing for the better, now it seems to be on hold. Has anyone else noticed this?

  • Jj,
    Yes, I know that New Jersey is not near Chicago. Please go re-read my post.
    New Jersey was mentioned along with New York, California, etc as "high tax states" as we heard during the passing of the new tax bill.

    Why were the flags so expensive? Research who fabricated them; who erected them; and if those companies paid any money to politicians as "campaign contributions" Although it's probably too long ago to do that research. I'm sure the money trail has been laundered by now.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Djay....where did you go? I have another link for you.
    http://yochicago.com/is-humboldt-park-a-puerto-rican-community/7108/

Feb 01

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Jan 31

Updated Jan 31

Gunshots?

Did anybody hear a series of shots around Francisco and Wabansia around midnight last night? Sounded like 7-8 pops. Saw some cruisers after but nothing else really.

  • JSK, are you talking about Francisco and wabansia? I had just been out with my dog right there minutes before. Chilly feeling.

  • JSK

    Yep, right at that intersection. Luckily, you werent there at that time! The police was there for awhile talking to a few people and looking at some guys car who was talking to them. The lady who lives right in the gray house on the corner flagged the police down just two mins after it happened. I’m assuming she called it in. It’s normally a very quiet street so it’s pretty surprising. It didn’t look like anyone was hurt so not sure what they were targeting.

Jan 27

Jan 25

Updated Jan 26

New Survey of cities for renters in America

I came across this article http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com/property-management/resident-life/the-best-and-worst-cities-for-us-renters_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Article&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MFE_012518%20(1)&he=
in an apartment industry magazine called "Multi-Family Executive".

The article lists a survey completed by 45,000 renters in cities across the country.
https://www.apartmentlist.com/survey
and more specifically Chicago
https://www.apartmentlist.com/il/chicago#renter-survey

Spoiler alert - we have good transit, lots of crime, bad schools, and big taxes.

hope you enjoy!

    http://www.multifamilyexecutive.com

Jul 20

Updated Jan 26

    Chicago Alderman Clashes With Cops At Crime Scene
    (CBS) - It started with a Chicago alderman's request to cross a crime scene in a car. His confrontation with officers at the scene only escalated from there. It was all being recorded, CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports. The whole incident is under investigation, sparked by a complaint from 26th Ward Ald.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com
  • Jaay Riot Fest Supporter

    He talks a good game about stopping gentrification! While for the past 20 years he has become a MILLIONAIRE by being a PART TIME COMMISSIONER/ALDERMAN & FULL TIME SUB PAR MORTGAGE OFFICER & DEVELOPER!? HIS MILLION DOLLAR HOUSE SITS ON THREE CITY LOTS! It’s ALL ABOUT THE $$$ with him!!!!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I been here for around two decades. Keeping the neighborhood down is not something to respect!

Jan 26

Found dog west Humboldt Park- Spaulding Ave/Cortez

Found this guy on Spaulding- does anybody recognize him? Another dog was running loose when I found him but I couldn't get the other to come. Let's find his owner!

Jan 26

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