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2 days ago

3 days ago

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

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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.

May 14

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #Homansquare (Kedzie & Harrison) Male Husky.White/Black Call 773-225-6501. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner .Found 05/14/2018. Cook County. 60612. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2329350 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2329350

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
    https://www.facebook.com

May 12

Officials: Boy, 17, shot on Thursday dies

Parris Purdis, of the 3300 block of West Gladys Avenue, died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen, an autopsy Saturday determined. His death was ruled a homicide.

    Officials: Boy, 17, shot on Thursday dies
    A man who was shot on Thursday on the West Side has died.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 12

You're Invited to the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia!

I will be launching Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders on June 26, 2018. I would love for you to come out. Register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-utopia-launch-tickets-45200346453

    Nonprofit Utopia Launch
    What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that? We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

May 10

Updated May 12

Are u a filmmaker? Want to earn $400. My neighbor is trying to get footage.

We have not been able to clean up the Kedzie/Lake area in decades. A neighbor is taking a bold step by asking someone to make a video. The video will be used to send to government agencies including the Mayor and Police and ask that they ENFORCE LAWS.

Are you a filmmaker? Are you interested in helping a neighborhood recover from blight? This might just be up your alley.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/cwg/d/mini-film-project-at-kedzie/6585347954.html

    Mini-Film project at Kedzie/Lake for Adventurous film student/creator
    I'm hiring a short term gig for a week. Your job would be to document for a few hours each day at the Kedzie and Lake Green line station. The purpose of these videos is to show the debris, nuisance...
    https://chicago.craigslist.org
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Any creative types in the neighborhood or Art schools? Opportunity to help neighborhood get rid of problem spots on their own as we are NOT able to get the government to do it.

May 12

May 11

Updated May 11

Corrupt Cops from West side indicted

We have all heard stories about Corrupt West side Cops who do bad things. Read and see if these guys did anything to people you know. If they did, report to CPD and ask for Justice.

Source Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-cops-charged-stealing-cash-drugs-20180510-story.html

    Two Chicago gang cops indicted on federal charges they stole cash and drugs
    A Chicago police sergeant and an officer who works for him on a West Side gang squad have been indicted on federal charges alleging they lied to judges to obtain search warrants and then stole cash and drugs from properties they raided. The charges against Sgt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    If u know anybody who had trouble from these Indicted Cops, ask for justice.

May 11

Unhappy with Greenline Kedzie stop?

CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. ....

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CPD and CTA Police do not keep the Lake/Kedzie (Kedzie/Maypole) clear of undesirable element. Undesirables include drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, mentals, shooters, murderers, robbers, rapists, perverts, assaulters, kidnappers...and a host of other undesirables

Those who ride the train to go downtown for work or any other purpose feel intimidated and insecure while trying to access oublic transportation.

The elevator to access the overhead stop is used as a urinal and the stench of urine revulsive for 20 years. .

If u are unhappy with the conditions near the CTA Greenline/ Kedzie stop please post your comments here.

Also here is the State Transit Inspector general Complaint form. The union maintenance crew does a miserable job of cleaning the p-ss in,the elevator. SUPERVISOR does not supervise. Security camera on ceiling of elevator is NOT used to arrest and prosecute. CTA security does not keep area clear of drug dealing and other 7noleasantries near the station.

Post complaints and suggestions here. File a complaint with the OIG

Lets see what we cando!

https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/complaints/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx

May 11

Two boys shot in Uptown among 6 wounded in Thursday attacks

Around 2:20 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing in the 3300 block of West Gladys Avenue in East Garfield Park and two people ran through an alley and opened fire. The boy was struck in the abdomen, and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

Around 2 p.m., in the 700 block of South Homan Avenue, a 22-year-old man was shot in the right hand. He was walking down the street when someone inside a light-colored car fired shots, police said.

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The two boys were in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road around 7:35 p.m. when someone shot them in the legs, Chicago police said.

The shooting happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue.

Police had taped off the south end of Drexel just north of 83rd Street while detectives investigated.

    Man, 24, critically injured in South Side shooting
    A 24-year-old man was in critical condition following a shooting late Thursday morning on the South Side in the East Chatham neighborhood, Chicago police said. The shooting happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 11

May 10

2 critically wounded in shootings on South, West sides

Police said a 17-year-old boy was standing in the 3300 block of West Gladys Avenue when two people ran through an alley and opened fire. The boy was struck in the abdomen, and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

About 2 p.m., a 22-year-old man walked into the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and reported he had been shot in the right hand in the 700 block of South Homan Avenue in the Homan Square neighborhood. He was in good condition.

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The shooting happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue.

Police had taped off the south end of Drexel just north of 83rd Street while detectives investigated.

    2 critically wounded in shootings on South, West sides
    A teenage boy was among two people who were critically wounded Thursday on the West and South sides, Chicago police said. The most recent attack happened shortly before 2:20 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said a 17-year-old boy was standing in the 3300 block of West Gladys Avenue when two people ran through an alley and opened fire.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 10

17-year-old boy critically wounded in Fifth City shooting

...on the West Side.The boy was walking about 2:18 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Gladys when two males ran up to him from a nearby alley and began shooting at...

    17-year-old boy critically wounded in Fifth City shooting
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW WATCH LIVE A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in the Fifth City neighborhood on the West Side. The boy was walking about 2:18 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Gladys when two males ran up to him from a nearby alley and began shooting at him, Chicago Police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 10

Problem with Liquor stores? Report them

A neighbor sent me this link this am. It might be a good place for some of you to send data and get positive results from the State as opposed to no results from the City.

https://www.illinois.gov/ilcc/sitepages/licenselookup.aspx?Status=A&Owners=SEARCY,%20PERCELL&;

    ILCC
    https://www.illinois.gov

May 05

Updated May 09

Looking for a regular lawn guy. 3305/07 W. Walnut.

It takes about 45 minutes for an experienced guy to cut. Size 80' x 40' approx.
Want to cut every 3 weeks throughout the summer.

Post here if you are interested and then click head icon and email me direct.

THANKS

May 09

May 08

Car Catches Fire After Crashing Into Bus During High Speed Chase

The accident happened in the 400 block of South Kedzie around 6:30 Monday night.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Chicago Police say they observed a dark colored Mercedes make an illegal lane change in the 3800 block of West Washington. CPD officers attempted to curb the vehicle, at which time the vehicle fled.

    Car Catches Fire After Crashing Into Bus During High Speed Chase
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police say officers were attempting to catch a car in a high-speed chase when the vehicle collided into a CTA bus and caught on fire. The accident happened in the 400 block of South Kedzie around 6:30 Monday night.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 06

Updated May 08

10 bad habbits/Cost Homeowners

This interesting article can help homeowners save $$. We were guilty of HALF OF THEM.

Read and maybe you can save some $$.

Source:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/10-bad-habits-that-can-cost-homeowners-in-the-long-run/2018/04/06/c8b6c2d2-339b-11e8-94fa-32d48460b955_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.072965a8f7d9

  • Awesome! And don’t forget to shop at Menards... everybody knows you save more money at Menards..

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yes, they have nice sales. They have a 40 lb bag of gypsum for yards and gardens that is $5. You can pay $5 for a 1 lb bag or $5 for a 40 lb bag. Go figure. I guess decorative colorful bags cost a fortune.

  • ..kitchen, electrical, appliances, too - the savings will always come right back to you..

May 08

Mercedes fleeing police hits CTA bus, catches fire on West Side

Police patrolling down Madison Street later spotted the car traveling at a high rate of speed and started following it, officials said. The Mercedes hit a bus pulling out of a CTA yard in the 400 block of South Kedzie Avenue and caught fire.

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Officers had spotted the Mercedes making an illegal turn in the 3800 block of West Washington Street around 6:30 p.m., police said. The officers tried to pull it over, but it sped off.

    Mercedes fleeing police hits CTA bus, catches fire on West Side
    A black Mercedes speeding from police struck a CTA bus and burst into flames in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side Monday night, according to Chicago police. One person was pulled from the car and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. Two other people suffered minor injuries.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 08

May 08

Car Crashes Into CTA Bus When Police Attempt to Pull it Over

...a high rate of speed, police said. The Mercedes crashed into the bus in the 400 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood earlier this afternoon, police said...

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Police originally saw the dark color Mercedes make an illegal lane change in the 3800 block of West Washington, police said. When officers attempted to pull the car over it fled and got away...

    Car Crashes Into CTA Bus When Police Attempt to Pull it Over
    A car collided into a CTA bus on Chicago's West Side Monday when police attempted to stop the vehicle, authorities confirmed.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 08

Shootings are a rite of spring in Chicago

Tyshawn Spires, 11, plays with a basketball outside the scene where three people were shot in the 3100 block of West Lexington Street on April 30, 2018, in Chicago.

    Shootings are a rite of spring in Chicago
    We waited longer than usual for a spring that seemingly didn't want to come. In Chicago, it is the promise of warm days ahead that gets most of us through the horrid winter. This year, spring seemed to be enjoying a game of peekaboo, giving us sunshine one day and snow the next.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 08

Car Catches Fire After Crashing Into Bus During High Speed Chase

The accident happened in the 400 block of South Kedzie around 6:30 Monday night.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

Chicago Police say they observed a dark colored Mercedes make an illegal lane change in the 3800 block of West Washington. CPD officers attempted to curb the vehicle, at which time the vehicle fled.

    Car Catches Fire After Crashing Into Bus During High Speed Chase
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago Police say officers were attempting to catch a car in a high-speed chase when the vehicle collided into a CTA bus and caught on fire. The accident happened in the 400 block of South Kedzie around 6:30 Monday night.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 07

May 05

May 01

Updated May 04

Man shot to death in SUV near West Side park, 6 others wounded in Chicago shootings

In an unrelated attack, three people were shot in the 3100 block of West Lexington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood about 4:55 p.m., police said in a media notification...

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

The man, age 29, was shot in the left side as he sat in his vehicle in the 1300 block of West 13th Street about 1:50 p.m., according to a police media notification.

He was identified as Clarence Dabney, of the 5400 block of West Monroe Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The shooting took place near Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave.

...before 6 p.m., a man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm in the 13200 block of South King Drive in the Eden Green neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said in a media...

A 22-year-old man was shot in the hand after a fight in the 1200 block of South Avers avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood about 5:25 p.m. Monday, police said. The man...

...year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head just after noon in the 2700 block of North New England Avenue in the Montclare neighborhood on the Northwest Side and was taken via private vehicle to...

    Man shot to death in SUV near West Side park
    A man was shot to death in his car near a University Village neighborhood park Monday afternoon, authorities said. The 29-year-old was shot in the left side as he sat in his vehicle in the 1300 block of West 13th Street about 1:50 p.m., according to a police media notification.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Lashunda Blanks Brown God Bless All

    Yes it gotta be go find it if u need it Hun..😂 www.CPS.com 😂
    I went to An Private Grammar School & College..Judson University In Elgin Were I Attended College..
    Me An My Daughter So Now I'm helping CPS Students.
    I Serve An Almighty God, 😘
    @charles lingling
    So Now that I'm done let me move Along..To Something that interests my thoughts Rite about now. Hola back
    Lmao 😂

  • You should get a refund from those 'private schools' you attended. CPS clearly would have been better.

May 04

May 04

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