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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH MEETING

March 27, 2018
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This summary cannot include all the energy and information that was shared at the meeting. These are just the highlights. You want more, come out and share your energy and ideas.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation(JARC}

Jane-addams.org

773-728-9769

231 N. Pine

JARC promotes strong communities and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. JARC provides paths to good jobs, helping jobseekers learn valuable skills that lead to full time employment.

 

Every Wednesday, at 4:00pm, JARC conducts intake. Persons interested in accessing any of their full set of services may go to 231 N Pine to meet with a representative.

 

15th Police District Commander Cato III

Chicago Police Department

The commander has implemented several initiatives. One area of focus is bordered by Chicago, Lake, Cicero and Laramie. He says he won’t chase violence. In high gang conflict areas, he has committed resources to conduct seat-belt checks, which he states have had a positive measurable impact on reducing gang presence.

 

He is encouraging officers to park and walk 2 blocks during every shift. Supervisors will log this activity and assign an event number for these activities

He also has required beat officers to attend the beat meetings.

 

DISCUSSIONS TOOK PLACE AROUND THE FOLLOWING AREAS OF CONCERN.

 

Community Safety

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Lawsuit

In addition to the CANA lawsuit, there is a lawsuit aimed at the Chicago police department from the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued the city of Chicago, contending Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s reforms are not sufficient to prevent the Chicago Police Department from continuing a pattern of deadly and excessive force that disproportionately hurts African-Americans and Latinos.

 

This lawsuit is based on findings of the Justice Dept. investigation. Policing deficiencies: inadequate training and a lack of supervision to “a failure to investigate misconduct and discipline officers.”

 

Community Safety

The Grassroots Alliance For Police Accountability

GAPA released its proposal after more than 18 months of community meetings, a process backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, though said that it isn’t a good idea for a proposed seven-member civilian board to have so much power. Lori Lightfoot agrees with language that would give power over the superintendent and the department policy. Emanuel didn’t say whether he supports the proposed board.

 

North Side Ald. Harry Osterman, 48th, who will co-sponsor the proposal. will introduce the group’s proposal as an ordinance within the next 30 days.

 

Community Beauty

April 21 Spring Clean and Green

You and your neighbors can make an immediate difference in our community by volunteering for Chicago’s citywide Clean and Green Day of Service. The city will provide brooms, rakes, shovels and bags needed for clean up projects. CANA members are asked to take a leadership role on their respective blocks in conducting a group effort to clean their street.

 

For more information, or to register, call 311.

 

Quality of Life

Little Free Libraries

CANA is planning to increase the number of Little Free Libraries in our area. We are seeking donations to defray the cost of the materials and labor.

 

Quality of Life

Community Yard Sale

CANA is considering conducting a group yard sale in September. If you are interested in participating in the planning, send an email to sreid@cana16.com

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