Thursday, July 30, 2009

Open Post 7/30 through 8/5

Enjoy!

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone going to Music Under the Stars Sunday Night? I am sure Sweet Escapes would love to see you there!

Cupcakes and Fireworks... nice combo!

Anonymous said...

Dan Hynes is going to run for governor. Like his father, he will be good for the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Where is music under the stars?

CpMom said...

Music under the stars is being held at the Morgan Park Academy on Sunday, Aug.2...6-11 .

Anonymous said...

A Republican would be good for the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Morgan Park Academy grounds (a few blocks east of Western)
Rich Daniels and The City Lights Orchestra are playing. Firework finale.
$15/person
$10/seniors
$25/families

Anonymous said...

Parent of the Year. This is the type of parenting that is going on and is also the reason kids think this is OK to behave in this manner. I think the cops should get involved with this much like an incident that happened a few months ago with girls fighting on the playground.

July 30, 2009 1:42 PM

I didn't type the post that this person responded to, but it made me think about how much has changed over the years.

Back in the day I used to box Golden Gloves. I enjoyed it for a while, then grew out of it. Once I did a round in the old Fire Dept gym at Navy Pier and was given tips by Angelo Dundee.

When I went to Brother Rice and got into a fight, I never got suspended. More often than not they would make me and the other party come to the gym after class, put on a pair of boxing gloves and settle our dispute.

A lot of kids want to be known as good fighters. You don't get picked on or teased. If they get their bells rung, they usually either get better at fighting or stop.

The police are not the answer. One reason why there is such a backlog of calls for police service is that parents are relegating their responsibilities to the authorities.

In 007 and 008 the overwhelming number of calls involve stupid domestics where the police are expected to be the parent, the adviser, the babysitter, the nose wiper, and so on. It is bullshit.

I'm not advocating the fighting, but these kids want to fight. If you don't want them to, keep them home. The police should not be a substitute for parents.

Anonymous said...

Saint Xavier has been a great neighbor in this community for 50 + years. What has happened over there lately is a bit disturbing. They are making a bad public relations blunder with the Ben & Jerry's partnership for sure. But now to make matters worse, they are having that loud mouth professor from Harvard (Let's see how many you Policeman recognize the name, "Henry Louis Gates". Ring a bell at all? He is going to make a speech at the winter commencement ceremony. Start voicing your opinions at www.sxu.edu. Where have all the Catholic values that all the banners around the neighborhood claim that you still teach gone? In fact, forget about e-mailing the university, send off a letter to the Sisters of Mercy and let them know what you think about the way the school that they founded has been being managed lately.

Anonymous said...

Where have all the Catholic values that all the banners around the neighborhood claim that you still teach gone?

July 31, 2009 12:53 AM

The American Catholic Church is a shambles. It is a rudderless ship full of bewildered passengers.

A majority of catholics voted for Obama - even though he is against almost everything the Catholic Church teaches. But the ingrained catholic "guilt" forced them to vote for the celebrity "minority."

Today's U.S. Catholic administration openly supports illegal immigration, denounces law enforcement and encourages anti-American & racist activist priests like Phleger.

The church is becoming more liberal day by day as it struggles to become more "popular." Ironically, this will only make it less popular.

Anonymous said...

Let them fight? How about teach them not to fight or bully others or how to behave when they are bullied? Maybe when they grow up and someone has the sprinkler on their own sidewalk and they don't like it they can just go over and fight them over it. Better yet just turn block parties into fighting matches. Don't like your neighbor? Go fight him/her. You are an idiot. Parenting is teaching your kids how to behave not telling them to go deal with it with their fists. Cops have to deal with the kids whose parents didn't parent them. Much like the ghetto. Oh what the hell, let's just give them guns too!

Anonymous said...

Were was the info on St Xaiver found. I would like to call and write letters but need to see the posting or press release with the facts so I know what to include in the letter and phone calls

Anonymous said...

From the St. Xavier website:
"2016 Olympic Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 5, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Butler Reception Room

The Chicago 2016 Olympic Committee will host an informational meeting for the 19th Ward at 7 p.m., Aug. 5 in the Butler Reception Room of Saint Xavier University's Chicago campus.

The Olympic Committee plans to hold community events throughout the region to raise awareness and answer questions surrounding the city's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The meeting is free and open to the public."

Anonymous said...

hynes,daley, madigan they all suck time for new blood,i am now a republican!

Anonymous said...

if those kids want to fight join the MARINES,we could use them.semper fi!

Anonymous said...

call your congressmen NO NATIONAL HEALTHCARE,they won't be on the plan only us sheep!

rkmelissa said...

Does anyone know the new principal's name at Clissold?

Pappy said...

Has anyone else noticed lately how much more 'ghetto' MTG has become? We have canadiens crossing the street against the lights expecting traffic to just slam on the brakes or wait for them to bee-bop across, we have mobs of kids fighting in the park every day, shots fired over a break in (I still don't know the details of that one) and just the other day I see a guy selling home made sno-cones on the sidewalk near Kennedy park. Hmmm...I see all of this same shit working out east. And, more and more properties are being rented out. We are going to lose this neighborhood if we keep tolerating nonsense. Give em an inch....

Anonymous said...

This coming Wednesday, August 5th, the Chicago Olympic Committee will be hosting an open meeting for community residents that are interested in learning more about our city’s bid to host the 2016 summer games here in Chicago.

The meeting is in the “Butler Reception Room” at Saint Xavier University at 7:00 PM. If you need more information on this, you can contact Fran Hurley at the Mt. Greenwood 19th Ward office by calling (773) 238-8776 or e-mail her at fhurley@cityofchicago.org.

In my opinion, hosting the Olympics is a losing proposition for the taxpayers of Chicago. Mayor Daley is cutting jobs, salary’s and benefits for city workers under the guise of being broke, yet is still going to guarantee profits to the Olympics using OUR money.

If he refuses to listen to the will of the people that oppose this and insists on having these games here, let him and the City Council guarantee these profits personally using their own homes, bank accounts, other personal assets and pensions to back it up.

The only ones that stand to benefit from any of this are the “Clouted” Contractors and the corrupt city officials that will be getting kickbacks under the table in return for huge contracts being awarded. Besides, Mayor Daley made it quite clear that the only people that are even allowed to bid on some of these city projects are “Minority Contractor’s,” which as of last week includes special status for “Gays.” What happened to the EQUALITY everyone wanted so badly? Personally, I don’t care what race, gender or sexual orientation anyone is, discrimination is discrimination in any color. To give ANY preferential treatment to ANY group of people under ANY name or description, is nothing more than plain old “discrimination.”

Regardless if you’re for the games or against them, here is your opportunity to let the Olympic Committee, Mayor Daley and all the other politicians in Chicago know how you feel about the 2016 Olympics. Whining about what’s going on won’t make a bit of difference, come on out and express your opinion………LOUD & CLEAR!

Anonymous said...

Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader wrote a letter to the IOC back in april.It can be found on thier website, and is definitly a must read.

Jim McMahon said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Ben Joravsky Olympics article in the Chicago Reader, it was great and to the point. Here's the link:

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/an-open-letter-to-the-ioc/Content?oid=1098601

Anonymous said...

Why do we have the blue recycling carts???? Our block has not been picked up for almost a month

Anonymous said...

Teens, mob action, fights, shots fired?, who-knows-what; Where should they go? Where can they go? Where are they welcome? Why don't the local schools open their gyms at night? What ever happended to Battle of the Bands? Know where we hung out back in the day? Mt Greenwood Park because we knew no one would call the cops (and that was in the 1980's!) Nothing changes. Maybe us old folks should head up there to hang out with our Strohs and boomboxes. Won't seem so cool to them then.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why do we have the blue recycling carts???? Our block has not been picked up for almost a month

August 1, 2009 7:55 PM

Call 311. They log every complaint. Ask for the complaint number.

Anonymous said...

FYI: Just found out that young girl got mugged at 110th & Homan last night (Sat. 8/1/09) at 11:15 pm in front of her house. Took cops 1 hour to come. Two young mexicans threw her on the ground and stole her purse.

cPmOm said...

Man w/ Mexican ice cream cart seen on Sacramento...I found the TAPS 22 website which is supposed to be for kids activities...most of the activities are held in the Beverly area. No response from email I sent requesting information.

cpMOM said...

Does anyone have any info about the special needs camp at Mt. Greenwood park? I think the dates are from Aug. 10th to the 14th. Thank you

Anonymous said...

"FYI: Just found out that young girl got mugged at 110th & Homan last night (Sat. 8/1/09).........."

But thank God we had a police car sitting on Racine Courts, one on Church Street, and 2 on Ada Park!

Anonymous said...

Little girl missing for about 2 hours. 9 years old, red shirt, turquoise bike. Last seen 104th & Homan. If you see her please call police. The parents and grandparents are worried.

Anonymous said...

Where were the police at Mt. Greenwood park when canadians were throwing smoke bombs and firecrackers at the white patrons???

Anonymous said...

Police Neglect of Mt. Greenwood is causing the neighborhood to deteriorate. I don't blame the police, I blame the Politicians, [Democrat] who at fault for most of the problems in society.

Anonymous said...

In Chicago this July, 42 people were shot and killed, while an additional 183 were shot and wounded

In Afghanistan, 47 U S military were killed and an additional 199 were wounded.

Wrap your head around that for a second...
42 killed here, 47 there.
183 wounded here, 199 there.

Now for the incredible part...
Chicago's numbers are for 1 to 30 July.
Afghanistan's are for the entire year 2009!

Bring on the Olympics... of DEATH !

Anonymous said...

Maybe us old folks should head up there to hang out with our Strohs and boomboxes. Won't seem so cool to them then.

Let's here it for Strohs! A great beer that has got lost in the Bud/Miller flood the market game.
Time for a new poll. The great American beer poll. What do you like most?
Bud
Miller
Coors
Strohs
Schlitz
Pabst
Old Style

Anonymous said...

Little girl was found safe. Thanks to all who searched for her.

Anonymous said...

Would like to know more about the two different muggings of young women in Mt. Greenwood. One was infront of her house, where was the other one & is she ok?

Anonymous said...

Any word on the missing girl?

Anonymous said...

Can you please stop using the word "Canadiens" If you are going to refer to black people just say black people. Your already anonymous so why don't you just say what you mean. It's not clever it's stupid. It makes you look ignorant and invalidates your comment.

Anonymous said...

this was taken from the sun-time
Murders, burglaries up in Beverly
The Morgan Park District (22nd) -- where overall crime dipped 12 percent -- did see a 10 percent spike in burglaries. So far this year, there also were 10 murders -- four more than 2008.
Source: Chicago Police
see we dont need police (ya right)
this is not jube crime

Anonymous said...

This was a pretty site: a black couple sitting in the 7/11 parking lot on 103rd and Sawyer around 5:40 pm. Driver was drinking cans of beer and the female passenger was drinking whiskey. Tried to get out of the car and fell multiple times. But managed to stumble into the store to get more booze. Called 911 and waiting for 30 minutes...no one showed up and the car drove away. Makes you feel all warm the fuzzy. RIDICULOUS!

Anonymous said...

this is for those high school punks that hang out in fisher play lot on 102 st.smoking and giving the little kids a bad time..understand something the police willnot be call but the father will come up there to fix the problem anyone for baseball

Anonymous said...

Just saw the on the Mount Greenwood Park website that their will be a movie Thursday night at dusk they are showing Shrek2

www.mountgreenwoodpark.com

Anonymous said...

I just checked YouTube and the videos have been removed. Looks like the parents got wind and had them delete everything.

Anonymous said...

Good. Maybe this will be wake call for all of us. Keep an eye on your kids, electronically as well. They have no idea that this will follow them through life.

Anonymous said...

saint xavier be there and help stop the olimpics, if not don't ever bitch about daley again!aug 5th 5 to 9 bitches.

Anonymous said...

it may be time for the men of mt.greenwood to start patroling the area, fuck these thugs!

Anonymous said...

Did everyone who attended Music un der the stars enjoy themselves? the fireworks were awesome!! Great nite!

j.o.b. said...

I would love to give some suburban insight. I am a man in his early thirties, who did not grow up in any city neighborhood. However I have a young daughter who thouroughly enjoys Mt. Greenwood park and I take her there at least twice a week. I would like to post some comments, but I don't know if they will post. I've tried before and it never worked. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or what

Anonymous said...

I was on the Metra this morning and noticed that at 103rd St there were film crews. Does anyone know what is being filmed??

Anonymous said...

Keep an eye on your kids, electronically as well. They have no idea that this will follow them through life.
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That is so true! Look at the girl that forwarded her boyfriend/prom date a picture of her chest. He forwarded it on to his buddies who forwarded it on to theirs and they were arrested for pornography because they were 18 and the girl was 17.

Anonymous said...

I've tried before and it never worked. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or what
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This entry went through so you must have been doing something wrong. Unless inappropriate, InandAround posts almost everything. Mt. Greenwood Park is a huge hangout and while there are a lot of bad things going on, there are good kids not getting involved. I would recommend you letting her know your aware of bad behavior there, not accuse her of being involved and trust her to use her best judgement. The only problem is the cops can't see everthing and will accuse all kids...sorta like guilty by association (can't blame them). I guess your damned if ya do and your damned if ya don't.

Anonymous said...

I was on the Metra this morning and noticed that at 103rd St there were film crews. Does anyone know what is being filmed??
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Not sure, but you can check this site....http://chicago.everyblock.com/filmings/

Anonymous said...

From all the complaining about 22nd district again it sounds like that new Tact Lt. is really cleaning things up. Don't expect to see any tact cars on the west side there is a new sheriff in town and he is a loud mouth pompous ass that will sell his soul to the devil if that means a promotion in the future. It is up to us to take care of our children and neighborhood cause I can guarantee downtown could care less!!

Anonymous said...

Currently Filming

From the exporechicago.org website:

"Currently Filming
A Nightmare on Elm Street

New Line Productions

Feature film starring Jackie Earle Haley will be filming in Chicago through mid-July, 2009."

Anonymous said...

I just want to let everyone know that my son's cell phone while they were playing baseball at the fields behind the Ag School. A bus load of animals got dumped off to play baseball. His phone and his friends phones were stolen. I went up there to confront the animals and of course I got the stupid look like they didn't know what I was talking about. They insisted I was a crazy white bitch, but whatever. The problem is that all these kids were playing ball and got invaded by the animal and took over where they didn't belong. Most of these kids are policeman kids. One dad called the squad car to come up to the fields, but once again the police were a no show. Then 2 hours later my cell phone rings because the animal "fount" my kids phone and demanded a reward for finding it. I told the predator that I would not get a reward for stealing my son's phone. They are everywhere and can not be controlled. Thanks Ginger for not having the police protection that we tax payers deserve, but keep making it easy for the no good animal that gets everything handed to them because of my hard work. YES, I AM A RACIST!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The same thing happened to my son when he was playing basketball at the Salvation Army. I called there and was told they don't have a sign in sheet for kids, they just let anyone play. Shame on them! My son said there was a large group of black kids there. They had to dig through his bag to find it because he had it hidden in an inside pocket. Animals....YES they are! I text my son's phone telling them that it had GPS and I reported it to the cops. Not sure if they got scared, but it was worth a shot!

Anonymous said...

I was on the Metra this morning and noticed that at 103rd St there were film crews. Does anyone know what is being filmed??

There was a notice to businesses about a commercial being filmed for Harris Bank on 103rd and Hale

Anonymous said...

Neighborhood watches....new Alderman...Mt. Greenwood Residents association....Town Hall meeting....There are so many posts wanting so and so to be the next Alderman, maybe they should step up and take the reigns to get one of these groups started...

Anonymous said...

I heard that 9 black kids got arrested for trespassing last night around 100th and bell for trying to break into peoples garages and walking up to cars and pulling on the door handles to see if the cars were unlocked.

j.o.b. said...

thanks for the advice 1:15. However it may be a little premature. my daughter is only five, and we are their in the afternoon. Mostly kids around her age with Mothers, or fathers, but I do thank you again

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Neighborhood watches....new Alderman...Mt. Greenwood Residents association....Town Hall meeting....There are so many posts wanting so and so to be the next Alderman, maybe they should step up and take the reigns to get one of these groups started...
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That is a nice thought... but, too many in this neighborhood would rather sit back and whine about how things should be done and how it is everyone else's fault but won't get off the butt or barstool to do anything about it.

Just like folks complaining about everyone else's kids causing trouble and not their little "innocent" Johnny (who happens to be the ringleader).

It is much easier to complain than to do.

Anonymous said...

Just like folks complaining about everyone else's kids causing trouble and not their little "innocent" Johnny (who happens to be the ringleader).

It is much easier to complain than to do.
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What area of Mt Greenwood?

Anonymous said...

I'd want to know if my kids were causing trouble whether a note, in person or even an email. If my kids were on youtube, I would hope someone would let me know. Don't confuse the messenger as someone who complains about others. They are only doing what they would hope you'd do for them, keeping you informed to protect you kids.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the advice 1:15. However it may be a little premature. my daughter is only five, and we are their in the afternoon. Mostly kids around her age with Mothers, or fathers, but I do thank you again
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Oops....I misunderstood your post. I didn't realize when you said young daughter that you meant that young. Enjoy the early ages while you can!

j.o.b. said...

Thanks. I will definately enjoy the early years while I can. Now I have a question. Who on this blog is liberal. Please be honest fore I am not here to attack you. I am just curious. I must admit, I am a little surprised at the amount of liberal thinkers in the Mt.Greenwood area, or at least on this blog. My surprise is based soely on some of the comments on this post. I maybe wrong, but I'm sure you're all out there. P.S.- "crazy white bitch" Before you label yourself a racist ask yourself this, if the bus full of "animals" were white, would you have confronted them. If so, that makes you an outraged parent, not a racist.

rkmelissa said...

j.o.b. - I am not a parent, but I am a teacher - when I see miss behaving kids, no matter what color - they get the stern teacher look or I even open my mouth.

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