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Old 04-22-2021, 08:30 AM
 
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What are your opinions on making EGP & WGP a healthier are in the city. Possibly pushing to get better and more groceries stores and restaurant's. There is so much potential we just need to push for it. I want to believe it has already began to evolve when looking at the crime from 10 years ago vs today. (2021)
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Old 04-23-2021, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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You first.
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Old 04-23-2021, 11:59 AM
 
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West Garfield is extremely dangerous and I would never live or invest there. East Garfield is on the upswing but is still a long way away from filling in all the vacant lots. It will be decades before the march west spills over to West Garfield.
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Old 04-27-2021, 11:08 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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A few years ago I was on business and stayed at a hotel in Oak Park and I had taken my bike on the plane with me with intent to ride. I had heard the West side was a bit sketchy but I got bored and cycled from the hotel in almost a straight route to downtown and back. Only once was I scared and another time I stopped for a break and an older man walked up and we started talking, he was a very cool person. Going as fast as I was I think I surprised some people and it was more quiet than I had imagined. I think I would have been more scared in a car than on the bicycle!
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:41 PM
 
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It was reported in the Sun-Times a few years ago that the epicenter of violent crime on the west side is the intersection of Adams St. (200S) and Pulaski Rd. (4000W). This location is in the center of West Garfield Park.
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:05 PM
 
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There's potential in every town, city, state, country, etc. Doesn't mean they're going to improve without dramatic demographic and reinvestment changes.

West Garfield Park is pure hood, disinvested, drug, crime and single parent ridden, with constant gunfire, tensions, and antisocial types throughout, and is unbelievably unattractive to reside unless you embrace that scene or are a misguided "pioneer".

It, along with perhaps another dozen neighborhoods, are cancer, and the people who are housepoor or stuck there for a variety of reasons remain victims.

Avoid.
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Little Village
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And the other progressives also. We need them to move to neighborhoods like this, versus just talking (and occasionally damaging property) about social justice. It's getting tiresome. Let's get some real action going!
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Old 04-30-2021, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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And the other progressives also. We need them to move to neighborhoods like this, versus just talking (and occasionally damaging property) about social justice. It's getting tiresome. Let's get some real action going!
Maybe Bicycle Boy upthread can be the one to jumpstart it. Just think of all that easy up-side!
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Little Village
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Maybe Bicycle Boy upthread can be the one to jumpstart it. Just think of all that easy up-side!
Whether it's Kujo7 or whoever, I don't care. They just need to get in there - to live. Visiting for one day and then saying you understand how good people in the 'hood are because you met one or two isn't going to change things.
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Old 05-01-2021, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Lake County, IL
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Exactly, please feel free to move in there proggies...be the change that you want there to be.
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