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Dean Adams

Aspen, CO

#1 Oct 21, 2006
I grew up on 50th & Oak street in Bellwood, in the 70's & 80's. My grandparents & parents worked their whole lives to try to live the "American dream". They gave their hearts & souls to us kids, & to the house that they adored. To see what has happened to Bellwood, Berkely, & HIllside makes me sick to my stomach! I recently came back to my home, after being away for 20 years. What I saw makes me extremely angry! The house that we took so good care of looks like an abandoned dump! Bellwood has been virtualy DESTROYED! It is no more that a rotten stinking ghetto! I feel like the work of 3 generations has been spat upon! In our day, we respected our neighborhood, & our schools. From the 50's to the 80's, Proviso West was a fine place to go to school, and now it looks like a warzone! All the memories of growing up in Bellwood are forever spoiled! I would be ahamed to show somebody my home town!!! You people disghust me!!! Go to hell forever!!! If you don't like this- just take a good look at yourself!
Anti-Socialist

Newark, IL

#2 Oct 24, 2006
You're right. Bellwood is a ghetto --with surveilance cameras everywhere-- under the kommand of Kommandant Frank Pasquale. Bellwood is now the culmination of years of a liberal, socialistic agenda mixed with the Melrose Park/Cicero/Northlake/Stone Park/Rosemont curruption style of business supported by sympathetic black and hispanic voters (useful idiots).
Dean Adams wrote:
Bellwood has been virtualy DESTROYED! It is no more that a rotten stinking ghetto!
AN INVITE

United States

#3 Nov 5, 2006
I HAVE ONE QUESTION WHY DONT YOU RACIST SHOW YOUR YOUR FACE Y DO YOU ALWAYS HIDE YOUR FACE BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN WE MARCHED AND FOUGHT AGAINST YOU IGNORANT MORANS WE DIDNT HAVE A MASK ON WE DIDNT HIDE. DO ME ONE BIG FAVOR GATHER UP YOUR MORAN FREINDS AND MARCH THROUGH BELLWOOD AND SPEAK ABOUT IT PLEASE I DARE YOU. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION COWARDS!AND CAN YOU START AT STCHARLES RD AND HEAD EAST. THANKS AGAIN
AN INVITE

United States

#4 Nov 5, 2006
AND OH YEAH STOP MARCHING IN PLACES WHERE THERE ARE NO BLACKS OR HISPANICS THAT WOULD ALSO HELP ALOT MORANS.
bart

United States

#5 Nov 5, 2006
Anti-Socialist wrote:
You're right. Bellwood is a ghetto --with surveilance cameras everywhere-- under the kommand of Kommandant Frank Pasquale. Bellwood is now the culmination of years of a liberal, socialistic agenda mixed with the Melrose Park/Cicero/Northlake/Stone Park/Rosemont curruption style of business supported by sympathetic black and hispanic voters (useful idiots).
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THE GHETTO

United States

#6 Nov 5, 2006
I BELEIVE THAT BELLWOOD IS NOT A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER SURBURB YES THERE IS ALOT OF CRIME HERE AND SO IS THERE IN YOUR SO CALLED "MAYBERRY" TOWNS SEE YOU GUYS IN "MAYBERRY" DO STUPID SH..T LIKE MAKE BOMBS IN YOUR GARAGE AND GO TO SCHOOL AND KILL EVERYBODY.PREIST THAT JUST LOVE LITTLE BOYS.WIVES THAT JUST GET TIRED OF HER KIDS AND DECIDE TO DROWN THEM. HUSBANDS THAT COME HOME AND SHOOT THE WHOLE FAMILY.KIDS THAT BLOW THEIRSELVES UP MAKING METH LABS ETC. ETC. I COULD GO ON AND ON SO MY POINT IS THE MOST HORRIFIC STUPID CRIMES GOES ON IN YOUR MOST SO CALLED GLORIFIED NEIGHBORHOODS CHECK THE STATS!IGNORANT!
THE GHETTO

United States

#7 Nov 5, 2006
OH AND CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD DID THAT CHOKING GAME STARTED WHERE KIDS ACTUALLY WAS CHOKING THEMSELVES TRYING TO GET HIGH AND DYING FROM IT!!!UHHH I DONT THINK THAT WAS THE GHETTO AND DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED WITH THE SPRAYPAINT SNIFFING.LIKE I SAID STUPID SH..T.YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP JUST STOP IT UR KILLIN ME!HA HA!AND WHILE YOU AT IT INTERVENTION COME ON TONIGHT ON A&E I DONT THINK I SEEN ONE GHETTO ON THAT SHOW YET AND I BEEN WATCHING IT FOR A WHILE YOU GUYS DO SOME STUPID SH..T. AND I REALLY GET A KICK OUT OF WATCHING IT HA HA.
Patricia Smith

Lombard, IL

#8 Nov 6, 2006
This just goes to show you Adam and Anti-Socialist how ignorant you are. I agree - you don't have the guts to show your face and say something to STUPID to anyone that lives in Bellwood. Who made you gods - you are no better than blacks and hispanics. When you bleed - you idots - your blood is red just like blacks/hispanics. I agree with Ghetto - we don't drown our kids, kill our parents and then shift the blame on other races. We're BOLD - when we want to do something - WE DO IT and we don't hide behind a white sheet. You see, we bold about ourselves. This just goes to show the world how you wanna be - but instead - WHITE TRASH really is. Get a life!!!!!
THE GHETTO

United States

#9 Nov 6, 2006
THANKS PAT! I THINK HES FINISHED.SIGNING OUT FROM THE HOME TOWN OF FRED HAMPTON.PEACE SISTA!
Bruce Ross

Elmwood Park, IL

#10 Nov 7, 2006
I don't live in Bellwood, but I have been through there. Both Maywood and Bellwood have a lot of issues as well as many parts of Chicago. I was born on Chicago's South side in May of 1972. I attended Deneen elementary school until I was 10 years of age when I moved to Missouri City, Texas, and attended the Ft. Bend ISD. That move probably saved my life. The schools in Chicago are horrific to put it mildly. At Deneen, the books we used were old, torn, written in, missing pages...etc. Extra carricular activities did not exist, such as baseball, basketball, music... etc. The problem with many minority neighborhoods is not only some of the parents, but also the schools. Those with the money get the best equipment, teachers and facilities. Those without it don't. I went back to my old neighboorhood and am sad to say it hasn't changed one iota, in fact it has gotten worse.

When people use ignorant statements, I try to look at the underlying issue of where the statement comes from. Responding with threats or anger is an ignorant response to an ignorant statement. Having said that, the problem with minority youths is purely education and this Governments and the parents' unwillingness to do something about it. This is a complicated subject that includes everything from illegal immigration to the mass exodus of money from the poorer districts. When we look at other nations who spend less and have more educated students, the future of this nation is clear. So to put it simply no matter if you're black or white, educate your kids and make it the number one priority.
jen

Chicago, IL

#11 Aug 12, 2007
ya my grandma had this house i lived in since the 30 or 40's and this place looks so bad around here. drugs, stray cats, dog fights, load music... and just alot of nasty people. and you cant forget about the prostitutes. i moved from plainfield to this shit hole. but at least our house is nice.
Anti-Socialist

Germany

#12 Aug 16, 2007
bart wrote:
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bart... get a freaking life. If truth and opinion is prohibited material, then I suggest that you relocate to a climate more to your liking, such as China, Cuba or Venezuela.

Now put away those Chaiman Mao paintings and apologize.
Anti-Socialist

Aptos, CA

#13 Aug 16, 2007
Patricia Smith wrote:
This just goes to show you Adam and Anti-Socialist how ignorant you are. I agree - you don't have the guts to show your face and say something to STUPID to anyone that lives in Bellwood. Who made you gods - you are no better than blacks and hispanics. When you bleed - you idots - your blood is red just like blacks/hispanics. I agree with Ghetto - we don't drown our kids, kill our parents and then shift the blame on other races. We're BOLD - when we want to do something - WE DO IT and we don't hide behind a white sheet. You see, we bold about ourselves. This just goes to show the world how you wanna be - but instead - WHITE TRASH really is. Get a life!!!!!
Who ever said I was better than blacks and hispanics? Oh... you did. Not I.

My factual point was that those elected officials who are responsible for letting Smellwood and most of the surrounding municipalities go to into the sh*tter were put into office by sympathetic Blacks and Hispanics. Who else would have voted in corrupt morons like them? Asians? Caucasions? They are the minority and no longer have the voting power.

Look yourselves in the mirror if you don't like the crime and corruption in these towns. The majority races put the leaders in office... those would be the Blacks and Hispanics. And if those Blacks and Hispanics voted for those officials because they believed everything they were told, then indeed, they are useful idiots.

Facts hurt sometimes. Don't blame the messenger.
pluto

Petersburg, VA

#14 Oct 17, 2007
what kind of school is this like which Bellwood Elementry..................
HERE WE COME

AOL

#15 Nov 8, 2007
LET'S SEE HOW THEY ALL HANDLE THE NEWS THAT UNION PACIFIC HAS PULLED AWAY FROM PASQUALE AND BRUNO AND DECIDED NOT TO GO FORWARD WITH MOVING THE BELLWOOD TRAIN STATION TO 25TH AVE HOW WILL THIS EFFECT THE BIG LIE ABOUT WALMART COMING TO TOWN.OBSERVE ALL THE UNSOLD HOMES IN TOWN AND THE LACK OF EVEN ONE MEANINGFUL BUSINESS COMING HERE IN THE PAST SIX YEARS BELLWOOD FIRST HAS PUT BELLWOOD LAST
STFU

Zuchwil, Switzerland

#16 Dec 23, 2007
But, Pasquale found other ways of putting the resident's hard-earned tax dollars to work... by handing out $200 rebates for personal computers and vouchers for $10 Best Buy gift cards to all it's residents.

Pasquale needs to stop thinking with his ass.
Smoke

Chicago, IL

#17 Dec 23, 2007
Sounds like Pasquale has read this quote:

"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think."
Adolf Hitler

Or maybe this one by the same author:

"It is not truth that matters, but victory.
Why

Chillicothe, IL

#18 Dec 28, 2007
Just looking to see what the Bellwood community is about. Bellwood girl going to college on a scholarship, on the honor roll all 4 years of high school. What goes through her mind to do enough damage to my property to make it a felony on her records? Why do something senseless to a person you have never talked to, do not even know. There has been no apology, no remorse. You are responsible for your actions.
the blogfather

AOL

#19 Dec 30, 2007
SO MUCH HATE, SO LITTLE TIME
former bellwoodian

Memphis, TN

#20 Apr 2, 2008
why so much hate and anger. I grew up in Bellwood and lived on 51st and St. Charles. We moved there in 1962 when I was 3 months old. We moved away in 1977. The neighbors gave us a going way present. They tried to burn down our garage and shot out our front room window all because we sold our house to a family whose skin was a different color. THAT IS JUST WRONG! WHO CARES WHAT COLOR SOMEONE IS???One can only imagine what kind of welcome they received!! I have nothing but fond memories of Bellwood. A few years back I was involved in the Susan B. Komen breast cancer walk and we walked through Hillside, Berkely and Bellwood. It was as if time stood still. We ate lunch at St. Johns where I went to grade school. IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE TO SAY ABOUT BELLWOOD, SHUT UP AND STAY OFF THIS BLOG. It was and is a wonderful town.

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