Monday, August 03, 2015

NOW: First Edition "Helmont T-Shirts" Only $25 (Free Shipping!)

Want to support CWB's efforts to find and report important news about our neighborhood? Now you can!

We'd love to send you one of our first-run Helmont tees to you. We have some Large, XL, and XXL shirts on hand, ready to ship next day. Just $25 includes shipping.

We also have an advertising opportunity and a tip jar for supporters who'd like to just toss a few bucks our way.

All funds will be used to help offset the expenses incurred in our work at CWB Chicago: court transportation, equipment updating, GoToMyPC, Dropbox, web hosting, etc.
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11 comments:

  1. The next stage of this effort needs to be the erection of some billboards in Boystown and Wrigleyville advertising this web site, so that more and more people will become aware of both the site and the crime it reports on. Who's got some ideas on financing and implementing this project? Who has any connections to billboard companies? What can we do to get the ball rolling on this? Ideas!!!

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    1. I agree. There are still WAY too many people who are not aware of the crime problem in our area. They are clueless and only know what our areas USED TO be like, when it USED TO be a safe area. I would gladly donate towards a billboard.

      We need to get the word out. The more people that know, the better. Next, we start marching and demanding more police coverage...literally SHAME the mayor and his rubber-stampling city council into giving the tax payers the police protection they deserve (and are paying for with their taxes).

      I don't know how to start a (peaceful) protest march, but my guess is that we first chose a day and then decide who we will visit (maybe start in front of Ann Sather?) Next, the march is advertised on this WONDERFUL blog for 5 to 10 days. I don't know...that would be my suggestion.

      However, I'm sure there are plenty of other CWB readers out there that may have experience doing something like this, and I would welcome any and all ideas. Like...do we need to get a permit to march and/or assemble? Of course, CWB would have to be in charge of promoting this event, up until the day of the march.

      I think the time has come that as residents of the area, we need to get out from behind our keyboards and do something. Spread the word. Save our neighborhood.

      Do you think the Guardian Angels would help us??

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    2. I think a good starting point would be to advertise here and with flyers (well enough in advance) that a general organizational meeting will be held on at at and anyone who wants to show up, may show up, issues aired, maybe an open forum type thing. Hell, maybe some refreshments or beer or something. Get people out and motivated to come. CWB could present facts and figures (not boring like at the CAPS meeting but just summarizing some valid important crime data) and maybe pass out a pack of documents showing where all the crimes are occurring, links to this website, getting people informed on what the hell is happening in the neighborhood. Some kind or organized flow to the meeting is important. If people like the alderthing, or the mayor (LOL!) or "officials" show up, fine, but it's not their meeting and they are not to dominate or be given special consideration. We KNOW the data, we KNOW who caused the shortage of police officers, we KNOW we KNOW we KNOW. Now it is time to organize en masse so we can educate others about how their neighborhood is not as safe as they might naively think it is. Come on, join in, post some ideas here. I'll look into setting up a website as a sort of clearinghouse or electronic meeting space, on getting this initial information meeting time/date/space set up. I can't do it alone. We all have to work together to get anything done. Ideas?? Go!!

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    3. I would gladly participate in this meeting, a march, donating to some billboards. I am sick and tired of what is going on...and I know I'm not the only one.

      Great ideas!

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  2. The march should end at Rahm's house. That would get national attention.

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    1. And be sure to alert the local and national media!

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  3. I'm in. And I would donate to that cause.

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  4. I'm in. Let's make it finally happen.

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    1. We could all wear Hellmont t-shirts when we march!

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    2. We could even have a group march in next year's Pride Parade!! We can all carry "Crime In Wrigley Boystown" signs and pass out information to all in attendance. : )

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