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Local principal and teacher are Golden Apple Awards finalists

Jones was named as principal of Kenwood in 2012. Before that, he was the assistant principal at Westinghouse College Prep High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., where he had been since 2008.

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Dr. Gregory Jones, the principal at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Lisa Washington Kuzel, an elementary school teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools...

He has been an educator since 1997. He began at Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Dr., as the girl’s basketball and volleyball coach. He became the accounting, computer technology, world...

...to careers coordinator until 2007 when he became assistant principal at Marconi Elementary Community Academy, 230 N. Kolmar Ave.

    Local principal and teacher are Golden Apple Awards finalists - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Dr. Gregory Jones, the principal at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Lisa Washington Kuzel, an elementary school teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools were both named as Golden Apple Awards finalists, according to a public announcement released last Thursday.
    http://hpherald.com

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  • A Place to Sit, a Place for Everyone!

    Ms. Ryan is asking for $512.29:
    My students need a carpet large enough for everyone to sit around comfortably. A carpet is not only a gathering place for important lessons, it is symbolic of our united community.
    Polaris Charter Academy Comment

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Updated Feb 08

Bahooey for sympathy. There is NO DISPLACEMENT in EGP. We are 70% a vacant lot or neighborhood

Pander, Pander, Pander....push hot buttons to gain sympathy and support.

Seems only the anti gentrification people get airtime and no one talks about economics, the tax base, crime and violence in contest of what goes on in a destroyed neighborhood. 2/3rds of Chicago map is a destroyed neighborhood with vacancy rates so high criminals rule the streets. Turn on the news daily and hear about murder, shooting, carjacking with the highest number in the neighborhoods anti gentrifiers want to stay...

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Pander, Pander, Pander....push hot buttons to gain sympathy and support.

Seems only the anti gentrification people get airtime and no one talks about economics, the tax base, crime and violence in contest of what goes on in a destroyed neighborhood. 2/3rds of Chicago map is a destroyed neighborhood with vacancy rates so high criminals rule the streets. Turn on the news daily and hear about murder, shooting, carjacking with the highest number in the neighborhoods anti gentrifiers want to stay the same.

Change aka progress occurs every moment in the day in every country in the world. Preparing to change is crucial to ones' survival as progress wipes out jobs. It is progress not China killing US jobs. Already the $15 per hour folk have wiped out some percentage of kiosk fast food jobs. McDonalds already has them as do some other fast food restaurants. Cars wipped out the horse and buggy. Electricity wiped out Gas lights. The list goes on forever of how progress displaces.

The solution is to KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES. Get an education or training in a job that will pay a decent wage. Buy in a disinvested/destroyed neighborhood and ride the profit train for 20-30 years. If you are lucky u can make a million bucks. What a happy event that is for some I know who rode that train and could cash out at retirement.

There should be MORE on how to survive a 70% vacant neighborhood changing to a fully occupied neighborhood. There should be instructions on how to get in on this opportunity. Pitfalls should be explained. Benefits should be explained.

source: npr

https://www.npr.org/2018/01/28/581280992/there-isn-t-a-just-housing-choice-how-we-ve-enabled-the-pains-of-gentrification

    'There Isn't A Just Housing Choice': How We've Enabled The Pains Of Gentrification
    Gentrification is no longer something that just happens in low-income neighborhoods. As the phenomenon displaces communities of color, from Inglewood to Washington, D.C., "gentrification" has been co-opted to include food and culture as well. So, what does the loaded term really mean? According to urban sociologist John Schlichtman, gentrification cannot happen without disinvestment.
    https://www.npr.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    When someone wants to push a hot button they say gentrification.

    The truth is that URBAN RENEWAL is important!

    Chicago does not develop the city in any kind of fair and just way. Resources are not allocated in a fair way. The rich get richer.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u see the Catholic Charities Deacon Tom Roberts and MGM CBS special on the news? Search john Blackstone,CBS and u can see it.

    Looks like MGM is joining Starbucks in systematizing food waste! It is uplifting.

    I deliver Whole Foods Church donations and Breakthrough donations to Seniors in EGP. They Love it! Trying foods they never would have even known existed is part of the "surprise" box.

Feb 07

  • Keep My Students In The Classroom!

    Ms. Prendergast is asking for $321.31:
    My students need basic supplies to keep them in the classroom. Having a pencil sharpener, kleenex, art supplies, and band-aids on hand in my room allows me to teach without distraction.
    George Westinghouse Prep Comment

Feb 01

Updated Feb 05

Orange Crown?

What is new orange crowned building on Sacramento just North of Ohio and South of auto pound.? Crown is beautiful at night! No signs..not open yet.

Apr 28

Updated Feb 05

Welcomeaboard Laura Kumard!

An extremely qualified woman has been selected by the mayor and Inspector General to help write the wrongs in the Chicago police department.

Source Chicago Tribune Linkee qualified woman has been selected by the mayor and Inspector General to help write the wrongs in the Chicago police department.

Source Chicago Tribune Link below below. If you see something you believe is inappropriate, illegal, needs a spotlight. Send her an email.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-cop-ig-appointment-met-0607-20170406-story.html

    Chicago inspector general names new police oversight chief
    A criminologist who once headed up a Chicago nonprofit group focused on public safety and social justice has been appointed to a post from which she would audit the city's efforts to reform the Police Department.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 09 2016

Updated Feb 05

What happens when good cops snitch on bad cops?

There is so much talk of residents refusing to,co,operate with police. Some are not aware/refuse ro believe howfar,rhe Blue Code of Silence goes.

Read how Police treat good.cops. It is an eye opener for most. It os denied by many who,want the system to stay the same.

We need to protect the good cops and out the bad ones.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2426328

  • ihuntbeavers Ombudsmen

    Furgeson is long time Inspector General at City Hall ! He is the main problem with corruption in the City of Chicago ! He should step down or be removed today !
    Tell me why he not pursuing Minister Leon Finney anymore?
    Did T.W.O clean up their act ? Why...

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    Furgeson is long time Inspector General at City Hall ! He is the main problem with corruption in the City of Chicago ! He should step down or be removed today !
    Tell me why he not pursuing Minister Leon Finney anymore?
    Did T.W.O clean up their act ? Why do you not read up on that affair Furguson Vs Reverend Leon Finney and TWO and tell Us why other Chicago Residents and Vendors do not get the same Gentle treatment from the Inspector General office at City hall and Other city Inspector General offices? !

    Rubber Stamp would be better ! These people are brown nosing yes Men and Women! That document you speak of (190pg document Task Force on Police Accountability) is just more smoke from Mayor Rahm !
    How much did it cost the City of Chicago for Mr Furguson to compile that Report ?
    1st stop to better City of Chicago government accountability is to Dismiss the Inspector General at Chicago public schools , Chicago housing authority And replace them with some honest Professionals that can go to the State and federal Attorney without asking permission from the Mayors office!
    Most Major Housing authority agency's in America have realized that a (in house) Housing agency Inspector general is worthless and not very independent.
    I can Confidently Say the Chicago housing Authority Inspector general office has a very low grade under the current Inspector general and her assistant just a waste of millions of Dollars every year !
    Expect Chicago housing to return to Crime and living conditions of 1990s due to the current corruption and incompetence at CHA.
    I only make these statements because i believe and know them to be true from Research and investigation of Facts.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Eddie Johnson is making attempts to restructure and help residents in violent neighborhoods!

Apr 05 2016

Updated Feb 05

What can u do to whistleblow?

Many on my block are wise to the fact nothing sustainable comes from many NFPs. We go to countless/endless meetings for DECADES yet things get worse rather than better. Qualified people are passed by while jobs are sustained for those who produce nothing.

Our ANTI VIOLENCE initiatives are nothing but a sham. We pay tax dollars.
They are used for the political gains of our elected officials. We get nothing.

Only government can get away with these misappropriations in tax...

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Many on my block are wise to the fact nothing sustainable comes from many NFPs. We go to countless/endless meetings for DECADES yet things get worse rather than better. Qualified people are passed by while jobs are sustained for those who produce nothing.

Our ANTI VIOLENCE initiatives are nothing but a sham. We pay tax dollars.
They are used for the political gains of our elected officials. We get nothing.

Only government can get away with these misappropriations in tax dollars.

The best civic duty we can do,to,sace our block, neighborhood, city, county, state is to WHISTLEBLOW. Who is the real villan? Gamgbangers, organized crime, or organized shams?

More of the corrupt politicians need to go to jail!!,

PLEASE do,what you can to Whistleblow To the IG, Illinois IG, Federal IG the mismanagement you see on your block.

These are Civil Rights issues of Bias.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-anti-violence-grant-audit-met-20160405-story.html

    Audit draft shows more mismanagement in Quinn's anti-violence program
    In his unsuccessful 2014 bid for re-election, then-Gov. Pat Quinn vowed that sweeping changes had cleaned up an unwieldy anti-violence program, but new findings show that widespread problems persisted for two years longer than previously known.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Is the 28th ward alderman caught up in this? Does anyone know?

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The new civic duty. Please participate.

Apr 13 2016

Updated Feb 05

Police Task Force Report/ Blue Code of Silence

The Task Force issues scathing report on CPD and union contract.

Is the Mayor strong enough to implement changes? Poor policing, falsified reports, non use of cpd cameras to arrest criminals, refusing to,report crimes that occur when witnessed by police, the list is long of police inefficiencies.

My block, the surrounding area...are fullof,crime,that necer hits,the records.Why? Police drive by illegal activities and turn a blimd eye. Police refuse to arrest offenders of violent crime,when the community gives them information.

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The Task Force issues scathing report on CPD and union contract.

Is the Mayor strong enough to implement changes? Poor policing, falsified reports, non use of cpd cameras to arrest criminals, refusing to,report crimes that occur when witnessed by police, the list is long of police inefficiencies.

My block, the surrounding area...are fullof,crime,that necer hits,the records.Why? Police drive by illegal activities and turn a blimd eye. Police refuse to arrest offenders of violent crime,when the community gives them information.

There is a total reform that needs to happen and,the core is,the union contract,that protects police,who are,guilty,of wrongdoing. Sounds like,the union needs reform also.

The JD needs to imvestigate the Police Union also. Protecting members guilty of criminal offenses should be illegal.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-accountability-report-20160412-story.html

    Chicago police must face 'hard truths' about racist past, task force says
    The Chicago Police Department must acknowledge its racist past and overhaul its handling of excessive force allegations before true reforms can take place, according to a scathing draft report from the task force established by Mayor Rahm Emanuel following public unrest over the Laquan McDonald video.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Eddie Johnson is making strides towards improvements by restructuring CAPS. Lets see what happens. I am skeptical because the Blue Flu runs deep. He is making hard choices...lets see if he can make miracles.

Jul 14 2016

Updated Feb 05

Why did the police leave this dead body on,the sidewalk?????

Who is supposed to remove it? People are freaking out on their way to work. ,this is NOT how to build trust and community,support that is for sure. ,it seemed they covered the body,while,they were here. When they left they turned the body over and sprawled it on,the sidewalk.

This is NUTZ!!! Who is in charge at 11th District?????

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did police prepare a false report? Rumor has it,the cause of death was reported as BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA when in actuality a was a BULLET in the head meaning MURDER.

    There were dozens of police and law enforcement people here that night. Does this mean the crime scene was not processed properly? Did a corner come? If so, what is their function?

    HOW CAN A BULLET IN THE HEAD BE CONFUSED WITH TRAUMA?

    Anybody got info? Please post.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did CPD Detectives solve this murder???

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  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Oh, forgot to say Do not use the app. It has a 30-40% error rate in Google addressing. It is HORRIBLE and will result in union people coming out to a wrong address.

Feb 04

Lost Dog

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

Feb 04

LOST DOG

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

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Jan 30

Updated Jan 30

When Cops Committ Crime

Found this on the internet. Did not check it out to figure out how accurate.

With Chicago's history we need data like this!

Source Vice
https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/595kv3/police-crime-database

    This is the first database that tracks America's criminal cops
    Twelve years ago, a criminal justice master's student named Philip Stinson got into an argument with his grad school classmates about how often police officers committed crimes. His peers, many of whom were cops themselves, thought police crime was rare, but Stinson, himself a former cop and attorney, thought the problem was bigger than anyone knew.
    https://news.vice.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/

    click this police department link. Find 3 Directives

    Community Relations Strategy
    Community Concerns and City services
    SDSC Camera

    You will be SHOCKED at what service we are supposed to get compared to what we actually get.

    There are reformers and anti reforms in the system. the reformers are doing...

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    http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/

    click this police department link. Find 3 Directives

    Community Relations Strategy
    Community Concerns and City services
    SDSC Camera

    You will be SHOCKED at what service we are supposed to get compared to what we actually get.

    There are reformers and anti reforms in the system. the reformers are doing a great job. The anti reformers (slackers) are actively engaged in the Blue Flu. We need to inoculate the city and rid the force of those who don't wan't to do their job.

    If ME TOO is coined we need a slogan Go after slackers.

    For those who "don't blame them" because the job is dangerous...think again. Don't take a dangerous job if your dna is not wired to handle danger.

    Drs are not afraid of blood. Soldiers go to war despite intense fear. Police should have the disposition, ethic, commitment to serve and protect. Who in their right mind would pay employees for 20% productivity and 80% failure. The Chicago way is way off mark.

    The Justice Department Civil Rights Division, States Attorney, Attorney General, Chicago Task Force, Chicago Inspector General ALL agree Chicago Police need reform.

    How we get what we are entitled to is to read the Directives; When you don't get the service call and report the refusal to serve to a regulatory agency.

    This is the NEW civic duty.

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Jan 29

Police solve murders less than 20% of the time!

Despite having shots fired technology, cameras, a large workforce Police are unable to solve murders (and aother crimes) at a reasonable rate3. 80% of the time no one is caught.

What do residents have to do to curb the Blue Flu a chronic form of police misconduct?
There is lots of false bravado about "what a great job" police do...but numbers say otherwise.

The Community Relations Strategy,Community Concerns and City Services, and SDSC Directives are NOT followed. This is a...

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Despite having shots fired technology, cameras, a large workforce Police are unable to solve murders (and aother crimes) at a reasonable rate3. 80% of the time no one is caught.

What do residents have to do to curb the Blue Flu a chronic form of police misconduct?
There is lots of false bravado about "what a great job" police do...but numbers say otherwise.

The Community Relations Strategy,Community Concerns and City Services, and SDSC Directives are NOT followed. This is a major problem as those Directives are geared to protect help neighborhoods plagued by violence, murder, high crime. Nobody holds CPD Commanders accountable for failure to follow a Police Directive.

Get copy of the Directives and see what you are entitled to officially!

Source is WGN see video, read, see revealing charts below.

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicagos-murderclearance-rate-falls-to-historic-low/fecb9e20-595d-405b-8dd8-331a83f09e1d

    Chicago's Murder-Clearance Rate Falls to Historic Low
    The Chicago Police Department last year solved fewer than one in five murders committed during the year, the lowest rate for that crime in at least a half century, according to new police figures.
    https://www.wbez.org

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Jan 27

LOST DOG! cattle dog/chihuahua mix. Last seen at franklin&sacramento.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #EastGarfieldPark#NearWestSide (California & Warren) Dottie - Female Chihuahua/Cattle Dog Mix. Grey/Black/Tan. Call 770-560-0705 or 847-529-2025.***Microchipped*** Scared/confused. Please do not call or chase Dottie; may cause Dottie to bolt or run in fear. Cook County. 60612. Missing 01/25/2018.

***Wearing a Young at Heart Rescue tag, yellow collar. She's a Hurricane Harvey rescue dog. Recently adopted so is unfamiliar with the area***

To see Dottie’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map:
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Jan 26

‘Endless Summer’ at the MCA, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sun 1/28: In the opening reception for their joint exhibit "Beyond Measure," Daniel Cerrejón and Carolyn Lazard present their interpretation of personal health via rope, voicemails from doctors' offices, and other unexpected mediums at Tiger Strikes Asteroid (319 N. Albany). 2 PM-4 PM, free

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...of a Lying Spirit, and more at University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th). Reader film editor J.R. Jones says don't miss Love It/Leave It (1973...

Sat 1/27: Up Comedy Club (230 W. North) hosts She the People: Girlfriends' Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves. The Reader's Marissa Oberlander calls it, "90 minutes of eviscerating the patriarchy and a laugh-out-loud wake-up call that's necessary viewing for women and men alike." 8 PM, $26-$36

Sat 1/27: Lloyd Suh reimagines Benjamin Franklin as a self-aggrandizing gasbag in his play Franklinland at the Frontier (1106 W. Thorndale). The Reader's Justin Hayford writes, "[the] quick-witted, poker-faced cast add an unlikely layer of emotional poignancy." 8 PM, $20-$30

...the Gene Siskel Film Center Sun 1/28. Sun 1/28: Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State) revives Brett Morgen's 2017 documentary Jane, which draws from 100 hours of never-before...

    'Endless Summer' at the MCA, and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge Courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation; photo: Clare Britt There's plenty to do this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 1/26: Canyon Cinema 50: Decodings screens indie films including Duo Concertantes, Chronicles of a Lying Spirit, and more at University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts (915 E.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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Updated Jan 23

East Garfield Park

My partner and I were scoping out EGP for a property. We want to buy a two flat with a yard, do a rehab, and live in the neighborhood. Last Sunday we met a young European couple and their family doing a lot of work on a beautiful building on Warren which they plan on living in too. I know the area has issues, but it screams possibility, and I could just feel it in the air when we were over there last week.

  • Hi Everyone we are about to sign a lease to what is essentially my dream home ( I mean realistic dream home) But my friends think I'm crazy that its too dangerous. The place is near the alderman parents home and the family that owns it is white, has a...

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    Hi Everyone we are about to sign a lease to what is essentially my dream home ( I mean realistic dream home) But my friends think I'm crazy that its too dangerous. The place is near the alderman parents home and the family that owns it is white, has a 3 year old and love it but are moving to florida for a job. I hope I don't offend anyone but we are two white peeps not originally from chicago and don't want to be idiots.We love a neighborhood with lots of culture and would love to meet neighbors. We do have a snuggly lovable pitt bull..... any advice?

  • EGP Love resident

    There are many "white" people in EGP however Chicago is not for everyone. It all depends on what you are into. There is crime and garbage but there is also a great community of gardens, art , music, the conservatory and proximity to a lot of fun stuff. Get out and get to know your neighbors and it will make all the difference. The west side is not for everyone and I do not think people will be offended by that but make sure you know your tolerance level.

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Jan 05

Updated Jan 22

Lost Dog

White shitzu 14 yr old male named Buddy. Missing from the 3100 block of Washington Blvd. He is not wearing a collar. He is wearing a red Christmas sweater. PLEASE CALL 3122181118 if someone has seen or grabbed him. He has been missing since 7pm 1/5/18

  • Ev

    Buddy is home right? I just saw a post on nextdoor on a found dog wearing a sweater in that neighborhood and wanted to make sure your boy is home.

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