Friday, January 2, 2015

Update From Tim: Archives I Am Working On

Good morning, everyone. I would just like to announce which archives I plan on working on today:
Saturday, January 2, 2015:
  • Friday, June 7, 2013 from 8:34pm to 12:00am (Zone 3)
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 11:35am to 2:02pm (Zone 3); possibly??
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 4:22pm to 8:52pm (Zone 1); possibly??
Please be advised that this list will be updated at least twice daily, as unforeseeable events may occur to where I may not be able to get to listen to the archives. This also applies to me also being on schedule, or in the event where I may even get ahead of schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment here or shoot me an email at I look forward to getting these archives done and giving all of you some nostalgia as you look back over the previous year of our efforts combine to better our community. If you would like more information on where exactly this blog is going and other information, please just refer to the previous post.

Thank you,
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter Founder/Author


Lester Gillis said...

They had some homeless freeze to death on the 3300 block of Harding. Why can't the police do something about this? Their police stations are warming centers, yet the police refuse to help. I've heard the desk officers in 025 complain about the smell.

Anonymous said...

hello! any idea what was going on 2700 North Ridgeway last night? Lots of police cars, someone was in custody, can't find out what happened?

Undergrounded said...

@Lester Gillis..
The police stations are warming centers, yet you are not permitted to sleep.
As someone who was homeless, I completely understand why a lot of them refuse to go to a shelter - what few things they own might be stolen (happened to me), the mentally ill & drug users, along with various gang factions kind of make it a very hostile environment and can be miles away from familiar surroundings. Once they kick them out at 5 a.m., then what do they do?
The better ones require compliance in drug treatment and/or employment, but most of the chronic homeless would rather sleep in an abandoned building than give up their "freedom", because those that are using aren't yet ready to face whatever demons they face...
Case in point, I ran into a woman I met at The Catholic Worker House of Hospitality here in Chicago in 2001, when I was released from prison & needed a place to live. (Yes, I'm an ex-con, with stress on the EX - I now own a business, and haven't been in trouble since my release.)
Anyway, this woman was riding/sleeping on the Blue Line, and just happened to see be in my car. When we spotted each other, we talked for a while, and she related how she had tried supported housing with a drug program, and had been kicked out, just as she had been kicked out of the Catholic Worker in 2001 for the same thing.
Still living on the streets after 14 years - there are definitely more complex issues involved than just giving someone a place to sleep if we want to end the problem, at least for those who make homelessness a way of life.

rosco said...

Got to love how the neighborhood is changing. It's now more like Wicker Park.