Friday, April 12, 2013

Gidget Gets Housing



One of the Buddha heads near Gidget's
old stomping grounds, the Morse "L" stop


           An update on a story that began last year on now dead Everyblock, then continued on the reborn Broken Heart Of Rogers Park, was then covered by the then newborn DNAinfo.com and a cause celebre taken up by the Rogers Park outpost of the Occupy movement. Where did Gidget (Jennifer the homeless alcoholic woman who openly drank alcohol in public who haunted Morse and Glenwood) find housing? In the Occupy Rogers Park posting it alludes to the fact that she is residing close by in native Rogers Park.

           Occupy RP in their posting states that this sends a strong message to Alderman Joe Moore and James Cappleman that people can't be pushed out of the neighborhood which "many would like to further gentrify". Which isn't completely untrue, but the gentrification (aka revitalization of cities) process is larger than what any certain persons or groups wish or want, it really is decided by the free market. The United States for better or worse is the most capitalistic nation on Earth which includes the housing market.

          We'd (Occupy Rogers Park) also like to thank everyone who followed up on Jennifer's court case by working to ensure that she got the housing she needed. It was a much longer battle than it ever should have been, and a powerful reminder that few people enjoy such advocacy, and far too many are left behind. 

8 comments:

Stanley Katakowski said...

Dang it. Now everyone's gonna wanna free house.

Willy Fisterbottom said...

Sometimes I stay for free in that building across the street. I want help getting free drugs but occupy don't care about me.

Max Madd said...

This blog talks too much about buddha heads.

It's getting boring.

Stanley Katakowski said...

Youse gotta sober up Willy. It's a gosh dang new world on this side a da bottle and needle.

Willy Fisterbottom said...

thats the wrong kind of head for me where is ms spanky any moree

Philip McGregor Rogers said...

Tsk Tsk J. Littleton.

Us regular folks dont find the need to swear. Once Chevanston reaches 10,000 hits a day we will not allow such cussing.

For the sake of conversation the swearing will be left in place, hypocritical? Not really, comment section and silent radio is two different things.

But cussing isn't encouraged.

Capitalism isn't everything, thats for sure, agreed JL.

Jeffrey Littleton said...

Regular folks swear alllllllll the time.............

Fake Bar owner said...

You know she's going to be attacking people on the Bop'nGrill patio again this summer, housed or not.