According to residents who attended last night's Beat 2311 CAPS meeting at Truman College, word is circulating that both the "Wilson Men's Club" and the "Darlington Hotel" have several building code violations such as fire code violations. They apparently have been in violation for a while now and nothing has been done. Someone, or something is protecting them from being shut down or investigated. We encourage our readers to fill out a quick report at the "Chicago Inspector General's" website. The address for the "Wilson Men's Club" is 1124 W. Wilson, and the address for the "Darlington Hotel" is 4700 N. Racine. The photo above is a view of the "Wilson Men's Club" from Clifton. Notice the particle board covered windows that are now exposed and showing insulation (click photo). Since it is also highly possible (tongue in cheek) that there is even more corruption in our ward, we will add the "Chicago Inspector General's" link off on the right for residents to report other concerns.
Update: Since it appears that this could be a bigger issue that the local media needs to take notice of, here is our handy "News Media Contact At Your Fingertips" post from a while back. Click the links listed in that post to contact local news media.