The Slums of Chicago

Good day Chicago and the world.  Many of you hear about how tough and dangerous the streets of Chicago are, you may also hear about or witness the ran down slum areas of Chicago.  Many out there think it is the people that live in those neighborhoods that allow the …

The American Dream

The American dream; white picket fences, gardens with blooming flowers, fresh cut green grass, friendly neighbors, a cozy home with a garage for the family automobile(s), children able to focus on sports, cheer leading and school gossip, streets remain clean of crime and drugs and other undesirables, yes this is …

Chicago’s Most Gangster Hoods

I have written about 56 of the 77 Chicago neighborhoods but left out 21 of them, the reason why is because those 21 neighborhoods do not have a significant enough gang history throughout the 19th and 20th centuries due to a lack of poverty, strong community ties and being consistently …

Life and Death of The Projects

Origin of the problem The economy slides During the Great Depression years of the 1930s decade, our nation was in a severe economic crisis that caused a complete slide in the harmony of the U.S. economy.  The 1920s were a time of great economic success in this country that offered …

Organized Crime to Folk and People Street Gangs

Forward Gangs have likely existed in Chicago since the 1830s; however, the significant gangs would not begin until after the Civil War, when the issue was no longer just a gang or two here and there stealing bread and it became several gangs living in impoverished areas.  After the Civil …