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Visit a Humboldt Park open house and make a drug buy

by Joe Zekas on 10/13/11

A recently-listed new construction home at 910 N Richmond Ave in Humboldt Park is holding an open house this Sunday, October 16, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.

The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home includes hardwood floors on the main and upper levels, a large fenced yard, and a 2-car garage in the $389,000 listing price.

If you’re a pressed-for-time stoner you may be able to score on the block. According to 26th Ward Ald. Roberto Maldonado’s latest e-mail newsletter the 13th police district “is working hard to clean up the 800 & 900 block of North Richmond, an area long dominated by gangs and drugs.”

Don’t count on the drug buy, however. The open house may have been scheduled to avoid the afternoon rush.

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Neal October 14, 2011 at 1:54 PM

Is this supposed to be funny? I think it’s a poor attempt at humor. There are plenty of issues in neighborhoods that you attempt to hype up but you chose this one post to randomly express some pent up anger at this neighborhood. I have nothing to do with this property or neighborhood but in this economic downturn who would want this written about them? You usually do better than this.

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Joe Zekas October 14, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Neal,

It’s not an attempt at humor, and I have no anger toward any Chicago neighborhood.

In this economic downtown, is there a buyer out there who wouldn’t want to know about the issues on this block?

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Neal October 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

I don’t think it’s beneficial at all. It would be more useful to know the facts/statistics instead of snarky comments.

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Joe Zekas October 14, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Neal,

To me, an Alderman’s statement that the block on which this property is located is “an area long dominated by gangs and drugs” is more useful than any statistics.

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