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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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Updated 2 days ago

Neighbors Work Together To Fight Gang Violence

This store as others in the area are a magnet to gang violence and shootings. Getting no where with the CPD and politicians for decades, neighbors worked together and contacted the press. Check out the video, one of several shootings by this store. Are reports being made? Why has this store not been closed? Is it just politics as usual in Chicago. Are contribution dollars more important than voters lives? Will EBer's remember this when voting next election in February of 2019? I am working hard with my neighbors to fight this wave of violence that has returned to our community in the last three years. Any suggestions of what more we can do? Hopefully, together we can.
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 They've been for violations like selling "unstamped and outdated merchandise" such as baby formula.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
  • @gpblight

    The Alderman has the authority to advocate on behalf of his constituents and clean up the issues with this store. And he is not doing so. Not only is he not doing so, he keeps getting this store re-opened because it is his friend and he is getting kickbacks....

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    @gpblight

    The Alderman has the authority to advocate on behalf of his constituents and clean up the issues with this store. And he is not doing so. Not only is he not doing so, he keeps getting this store re-opened because it is his friend and he is getting kickbacks. This is common knowledge. So if a poster here is focusing on Alderman MALdenado, it is well-deserved.

    I am not saying that what you suggest can't be done. But you know what? We all work and have daily responsibilities. It's not so easy to take this on! The Alderman should be addressing this. It's his job and he gets paid very well for doing jack S*IT. He is the trash that needs to be taken out and I applaud everyone who calls him out.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I know there is a view that the buck stops at the Alderman. If you cannot get the alderman to do what you want it is important to take another avenue so the problem gets solved. We have the same issues in EGP All of the same issues and frustrations...

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    I know there is a view that the buck stops at the Alderman. If you cannot get the alderman to do what you want it is important to take another avenue so the problem gets solved. We have the same issues in EGP All of the same issues and frustrations happen about some XXX location.

    Using the LAW is the best venue to get something done. That and regulatory agencies. It is actually pretty easy. It is just rote repetition.

    As an institution Chicago puts up many BRICK WALLS that keep problems alive.

    Alderman bashing and problem solving are different. And no, I don't know or support the Alderman. We have a very problematic alderman too but with no opposing candidate smart enough to get on the ballot we are stuck.

2 days ago

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/

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

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

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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

Apr 14

Updated 5 days ago

$20,000 in campaign donations is more important than public safety to Alderman Maldonado.

I guess selling illegal cigarettes and expired food is a very profitable business. Very few small businesses have contributed this much money to a political campaign. That's a lot of road trips to Indiana and a lot of tax dollars that Chicagoans are not getting.

With businesses like this that do nothing to thwart gang activity outside their store and are frequent tax cheats and scofflaws, the only solution is for the neighbors to gang up and shut them down....

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I guess selling illegal cigarettes and expired food is a very profitable business. Very few small businesses have contributed this much money to a political campaign. That's a lot of road trips to Indiana and a lot of tax dollars that Chicagoans are not getting.

With businesses like this that do nothing to thwart gang activity outside their store and are frequent tax cheats and scofflaws, the only solution is for the neighbors to gang up and shut them down. Two shootings this year in front of 3301 W. Evergreen? People can get their Flamin' Hot Cheetos elsewhere thank you very much.

Security cameras on the store. NOPE. Security personnel at the store. NOPE. Donations to the Alderman every-time there is a problem? CHECK.

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
  • G

    Will Adam Corona runs again, it was pretty close last time, right?

  • newcomer Newbie

    G, who do you think started all this. The article states that Emanuel hired him, when it is actually Arena.

Apr 14

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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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    Chicago rents have dipped more than 15 percent since last year, report finds
    Spring has sprung and weather temps should be going up, but Chicago rent prices are going down - that's according to Zumper, an apartment listing platform. Per Zumper's national rent report for April, Chicago (which ranks as the 13th most expensive rental market in the nation) rents among one- and two-bedroom apartments have dipped more than 15 percent.
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com

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Updated Apr 05

    Lawyers call for independent probe into ex-Chicago police Detective Reynaldo Guevara
    The torture allegations surrounding disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge have long been one of the city's most embarrassing and costly scandals, with taxpayers on the hook for at least $115 million in lawsuit settlements, judgments and other compensation to victims. But attorneys for two men suing another allegedly corrupt cop had a startling message Monday: The damage done by former Detective Reynaldo Guevara may be even worse, they alleged.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Jeffrey Littleton Local Uptown Artist #1

    The law matters.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Now just get Chicago politicians to obey them and most of our crime problems will be solved.

Apr 05

Apr 04

South Side Man Charged in Red Line Robberies ...

South Side Man Charged in Red Line Robberies Offender: Denzel Boykin, 23 3200 Block of West of 85th Place Chicago, IL Charges: Two felony counts of Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm One felony count of Robbery Court: Central Bond Court, 2600 S California – April 3rd 2018 9:00 a.m. Narrative: Boykin was placed into custody on April 1, 2018 on the 3200 block of W. 85th Place at approximately 5:10 p.m. after being identified as an offender involved in three armed robberies that occurred on the 1600 Block of N Clybourn on March 30, 2018 between the hours of 12:45am and 1:00am. During two incidents a weapon was implied and property was demanded from the victims, 19 and 41 year-old males, who were aboard a Red Line train at Fullerton. During a third incident a 22 year-old male victim was struck in the face and recieved treatment on scene. No further information is available at this time.


Mar 31

Updated Apr 04

    No bail for Northwest Side man accused of shooting 4 near Humboldt Park in 2017
    Bail was denied Saturday for a Hermosa father of two accused of opening fire on a group of people standing on the street near Humboldt Park last June, wounding four people, authorities said. Jeramia L. Ortiz, 20, of the 2000 block of North Kilpatrick Avenue, was charged with four counts of attempted murder for the 2017 shooting that left two men and two women injured.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Joy the the World!

    Jeramia the bullfrog will be swimming with the tadpoles in the pond of prison.

    Our streets are safer and for that I am thankful. And I'll hope the best for the kids.

  • No, his street name was Greeny. Jeramia the Bullfrog is still loose on the streets..

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Updated Mar 29

Smith Park Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31, 2018

On Saturday, March 31st 2018, the Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) will be sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park, located 2526 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60612. Due to the large number of participants in previous years, SPAC scheduled two egg hunts for all the children to enjoy.

The first group, ages 5 and under, will start at 10:00 a.m., and ages 6 - 12 will start at 11:30 a.m. The egg hunt will be outside, weather...

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On Saturday, March 31st 2018, the Smith Park Advisory Council, (SPAC) will be sponsoring the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Park, located 2526 West Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60612. Due to the large number of participants in previous years, SPAC scheduled two egg hunts for all the children to enjoy.

The first group, ages 5 and under, will start at 10:00 a.m., and ages 6 - 12 will start at 11:30 a.m. The egg hunt will be outside, weather permitting. However, in the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be moved into the gymnasium.

If you have any questions, please contact Smith Park at 312-742-7534. We look forward to seeing all of you. Remember, when taking videos of the event, please share them with us on Facebook "Smith Park", and Thank you for supporting Smith Park and the Smith Park Advisory Council.

  • Kathy on Crystal Thirty year resident. Real Estate specialist.

    Thanks for sharing this event on Everyblock. Humboldt Park cancelled their Easter Egg Hunt due to an undisclosed scheduling conflict, so I', glad to see that alternative events are being announced in the vicinity. Praise Chapel(3517 Grand) has an Easter Egg Hunt (must get ticket through Eventbrite), Friday at 7pm and it was announced there is to be an Easter Egg hunt at 1420 Monticello on Saturday 10am-1pm as well.
    I'm glad there will be these events available for the kids.

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Updated Mar 23

Illegal activity at the voting location at Plaza Taino 1111 N. Francisco Ave.

When I was voting today they required me to fill out a paper with my name on and fill in what party I was voting for as well as my age. This cannot possibly be legal. What is the correct way to report this and to get correct authority to take instant legal action?

  • Mark Heller Logan Square & Chicago activist

    Election Day and also early voting, Chicago Board of Elections REQUIRES all registered voters to fill out "Form 14" with address, signature, DOB. No ID is required except inactive voter or DMV registration requiring ID verification. Signature Match --> you vote. Without this procedure, then everyone would have to show ID, which some consider disfranchisement & onerous burden to poor, homeless, etc

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Is there such thing as fairness at the polling place anymore?

Mar 23

Feb 15 2015

Updated Mar 21

Anybody have the scoop on Toni Berrios whereabouts?

Just wondering if after losing to Guzzardi if she was given a cushy job working with her father in the Assessor's office, along with over a dozen other family members. Anybody know?

I read an interesting political analyst perspective on the Northwest side, including the 26th Ward. It does briefly mention the Aldermanic race that is at the forefront of our minds as election day approaches. Your thoughts?

http://www.russstewart.com/articles/2014/12-24-2014.html

  • Yes, it arrived a few days ago.

    I agree about Kaegi. I just hope that Raila doesn't siphon any votes from him.

  • Huge win for Cook County voters, especially those of us on the West Side.

    The Berrios nepotistic reign is over!!!

    Great job voters! VICTORY for the people!!!

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