May 07

Updated May 07

    Chicago Gun Violence: 74 People Shot In Past Week As Temperatures Warm
    The Chicago Police Department recorded that at least 74 people were shot in the country's third-largest city, with 28 of those shootings occurring between Friday evening and Sunday morning. Two men in their 20s were shot outside an East Garfield Park building just hours after two other people were
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    summertime in the CHI

May 06

Lost Dog 5/4/18 LUKE

4lbs shaggy haircut. He isn’t chipped or neutered. Will be very scared. Has a long tail and suffers from seizures. Please contact 7736900740

May 05

Lost Dog

Please help find Luke. He is a 4lb Yorkie who went missing around 11a on 5/4/18. See post for info! We miss our pup! Please help us bring him home!

May 04

Aldermen examine state of their wards, future plans

“We just dedicated transitional housing with the Salvation Army on the 800 block of Christiana, which will give folks who lose their homes because of fire or other things a place to stay,” said Burnett.

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When asked about possible revitalization of the Halsted Street business strip, Thompson noted that Lakeside Bank will be “breaking ground in the coming months” at Halsted and Pershing Road. “

...As far as small businesses in the retail corridor, especially on Halsted and Archer,” Thompson said he and Daley will discuss how to use the CMAP grant “promote and...

“We’re also getting a STEM program for Crane High School,” said Burnett. Located at 2245 W. Jackson Blvd., Crane will transform into an Early College STEM School beginning in the fall.

Skinner School, 1260 W. Adams, will have a new addition to accommodate the growing student population as more people move into the community.

...and low-income residences.  In terms of publicly funded developments, a mixed-use development at Clybourn Avenue and Larrabee Street will include Chicago Housing Authority, affordable-housing, and market-rate units. Additional mixed-income housing...

...Authority, affordable-housing, and market-rate units. Additional mixed-income housing is going up at Oak Street and Larrabee and Blackhawk Street and Larrabee. “We should also be finishing up the rehab of the...

...rate units. Additional mixed-income housing is going up at Oak Street and Larrabee and Blackhawk Street and Larrabee. “We should also be finishing up the rehab of the Henry Horner Annex on Monroe...

A new transitional home for homeless people is open at 1521 N. Sedgwick St. by Lincoln Park Community Services. “It’s a well-run shelter and residents do clean-up in the community,” said Burnett.

Another priority for Alderman Burnett is recreation and green space. At this writing, Alderman Burnett is preparing to vote on a $4 million rehab on the Seward Park Fieldhouse, 375 W. Elm St. 

In other news, a fire station on the 700 block of Kedzie will be transformed into a community center, which will be connected to Kells Park.  Skinner Park, 1331 W. Adams St., and Touhy-Herbert Park, 2106 W. Adams St., will be getting a new fieldhouse.

In other news, a fire station on the 700 block of Kedzie will be transformed into a community center, which will be connected to Kells Park.  Skinner Park, 1331 W. Adams St., and Touhy-Herbert Park, 2106 W. Adams St., will be getting a new fieldhouse.

A new West Loop branch of the Chicago Public Library is projected to open at 118 N. Aberdeen St. in late 2018. This would be the only public library in the neighborhood and, according to Burnett, will be “a bright spot for families. It will mean the young people have somewhere to go,” he said.

    Gazette Chicago " Aldermen examine state of their wards, future plans
    May 4, 2018 Editor's note: Gazette Chicago reporters spoke to Aldermen Pat Dowell, Sophia King, Patrick D. Thompson, George Cardenas, Danny Solis, Walter Burnett, Jason Ervin, and Brendan Reilly about the state of their wards and their plans for the community for the rest of this year and leading into 2019.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

May 02

Updated May 03

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

May 03

Apr 27

Updated May 02

Chicago Police Wants Your Loud Music Videos. Send video texts: 274637 (CRIMES).

You can now instantly send Chicago Police an anonymous text message from your phone including a video of the loud aggressors in Humboldt Park. Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department. It's really easy. First, video record the violator. Then:

1. Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone
2. Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line
3. In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then...

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You can now instantly send Chicago Police an anonymous text message from your phone including a video of the loud aggressors in Humboldt Park. Your identity will not be sent to the Chicago Police Department. It's really easy. First, video record the violator. Then:

1. Create a new text message or SMS text on your cellular phone
2. Enter the number 274637 (CRIMES) in the “TO” line
3. In the message box, type the word CPD, a space, and then your crime tip information. Attach the video to the message.
4. Hit “send” to send the text message You will automatically receive a system generated message back on your cell phone acknowledging your tip.

We need more people sending complaints, video, photos, observations. The more complaints the better the police can serve our community. Each complaints, calls, texts, e-mails are called a "ticket" and the more tickets the police get the stronger they can act. It is important that we in the community provide the police department with complaints so that the police can affect the politicians. Videos are a good way to show the real problem.

So, please, when you hear loud music in Humboldt Park, pick up your phone from your pocket and video record the event. Send it as a complaint to 274637 (CRIMES). Can't be easier.

Also, call 911 to report what you see for instant police safety action.

Learn all about it here:
https://home.chicagopolice.org/community/crime-prevention/txt2tip/

    Chicago Police Department
    You can submit tips by text message as described below or... CASH REWARDS UP TO $1,000* The Chicago Police Department created the TXT2TIP program so that YOU can anonymously and SAFELY help rid your community of crime by sending information to the Chicago Police Department via a text message from your cellular phone.
    https://home.chicagopolice.org
  • Next time, look 'em square in the eye and say, "Obama"..and then light a cigar..

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    This is good to know! Can this be used anywhere other than humboldt park?

May 02

Apr 29

Updated Apr 30

What's going on with the demolition at the old North Hotel?

Anyone know details of the rehab project underway at the North Hotel on California, just north of North? For decades, its been a transient hotel and SRO. I had thought there was a SRO (single room occupancy) freeze in place in Chicago, to keep the largely low income and disabled residents who live in these type of buildings from being displaced. But the residents that were at the North Hotel are all gone, the windows have been papered over, and...

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Anyone know details of the rehab project underway at the North Hotel on California, just north of North? For decades, its been a transient hotel and SRO. I had thought there was a SRO (single room occupancy) freeze in place in Chicago, to keep the largely low income and disabled residents who live in these type of buildings from being displaced. But the residents that were at the North Hotel are all gone, the windows have been papered over, and for more than a month, there's been dumpsters and construction going on. The first dumpster load was full of furniture; the latest is full of the plaster lathe and wire that was in the walls, so it is clear that the hotel is being gutted inside down to the studs. I can't imagine with its location between the park and the 606 that it is being rehabbed to house low-income folks. The posted permits show they are doing a non-structural rehab and that it is registered as a vacant building. Has anyone heard any details about this building and what it's going to be -- and how they got around the SRO freeze that I thought was in place?

  • Earlier permits indicated the following: B3-1 - RENOVATION OF AN EXISTING 4-STORY, TYPE III-B, 66-UNIT SRO BUILDING TO PROVIDE 39 SRO UNITS PER PLAN. NO CHANGE FROM EXISTING A-2 USE. Sounds as if it will remain an SRO...but with larger units?

  • great information Brian. California 1622 LLC is listed owner since 2014 @ $1,750,000. Previous owner 2005 - 2014 was 1622 California Venture LLC. Property taxes very low as "partially vacant building" according to County Assessor.

  • That sounds good -- any idea how many units were there before? there are some pictures of the interior on yelp that make it look like a seedy 1940s time capsule...

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Updated Apr 26

CAPS Beat 1422 Meeting - Discussion of bad business being "protected" by Alderman Maldonado

The CAPS beat 1422 meeting will be on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 PM at 1402 N. Kedzie. One of the discussion items will be about this news story. Please attend.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/ald-maldonado-accused-of-going-easy-on-troubled-humboldt-park-food-mart/

    Ald. Maldonado accused of going easy on 'troubled' Humboldt Park food mart
    Since 2011, the city of Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has slapped Evergreen Convenient Food & Restaurant in Humboldt Park with more than 50 citations. They've been for violations like selling "unstamped and outdated merchandise" such as baby formula. Outside the corner store, there have been two shootings this year.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • Zach Abel CAPS beat facilitator and community activist

    Looking forward to discussing this hot topic in our beat. Hopefully we can get the business shut down.

  • At the CAPS meeting CPD said that the store is starting tp report crime, which is good.

    However, on Sunday April 22nd at approx. 1pm, there was another shooting in front of this store.

    But, since we are all living in Rahm's Chicago - nobody shot means no shots were fired.....

Apr 24

Apr 20

Updated Apr 23

Prices Fall, Time To Buy In Humboldt Park

Check this out!!!! Price drop of 161 THOUSAND DOLLARS!!!! Now everyone can afford to live in a building over looking the park! Looks like Humboldt Park is well on it's way of being reborn and welcome to families again.

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/2091615552_zpid/mostrecentchange_sort/41.916154,-87.685984,41.894243,-87.723835_rect/14_zm/X1.dash.SS.dash.jh68tz50vdv9_9ej1g_sse/

  • LOL ;) A developer will but both lots, pay off the alderman for a zoning variance and build a huge condo building there!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I hope so.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR STOREFRONT DAMAGE ONLY FROM VEHICLE IMPACT PER BUILDING VIOLATIONS ONLY DATED 4-16-18 (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    801 N. Kedzie Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

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Apr 19

Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up this Saturday April 21 at 9AM

Please join the many volunteers that help clean up our beautiful park for summer enjoyment. You can volunteer as a single or with friends by just showing up on Saturday April 21st at 9AM at the Boathouse, 1401 N. Humboldt Blvd.

Or you can volunteer as a group and clean up a particular location.

here is the info page
https://www.facebook.com/events/793442567522907/

The United Blocks of Humboldt park will be cleaning up the ponds near the All-State soccer fields , for anyone that wants to join in the cleanup.

    Earth Day Clean Up at Humboldt Park
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 19

All This Crime Fighting I Forgot This Saturday Is Earth Day!!!!

Please join me and my neighbors this Saturday and celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up Humboldt Park. United Blocks of Humboldt Park will again be cleaning up the ponds behind the old stables, S/W corner of Humboldt Blvd. and Division St.s If you have a special place in the park, please go there and help make Humboldt Park a great place for families to enjoy. Hope to see you there. I will be doing my part and wave if you see me because only together we can.

https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/earth-day-celebration-humboldt

    Earth Day Celebration at Humboldt | Chicago Park District
    Add to Calendar Earth Day Celebration at Humboldt Humboldt Park Chicago Park District r.shell@claritypartners.com America/Chicago public
    https://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com

Apr 19

Apr 18

Strong Arm Robbery, Battery, Wood & Race 4/18

Battery and robbery by 4 young black men in the 500 block of North Wood St. at Race, Today 4/18, at 1:20pm, who fled in a Grey/Blue Nissan 4-door, w/Illinois plates.

Witnesses and street surveillance of Wood, between Race and Hubbard, requested. Reference JB 228573, Area Central Violent Crimes (312)747-8380

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Updated Apr 10

Dog running in Humboldt park

A dog running loose in Humboldt Park ran up to my dog and I around 10:20pm. I tried to get a hold of him but couldn’t before he took off sprinting. We ran after him for awhile but ultimately lost him in the dark. It looked like it was a smaller Doberman pincher or something similar looking. It did have a collar on. We saw the dog in the park across from 2835 w division corner and it was running towards the North Ave direction along the inner park street. Hope this is helpful, we will keep an eye out!!

Apr 10

    To tweet, or not to tweet? In CPD's Shakespeare District, there's no question
    Actually kind of funny. Four words you probably wouldn't associate with a Twitter account run by the Chicago Police. But the 14th District - also known as the Shakespeare District - has developed an undeniable sense of humor. One recent tweet: "We've had numerous calls to our District station to inquire about the whereabouts of the missing "Spring" season here in Chicago.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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