JOHN CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – SOUTH SHORE EMERGENCY RADIO PATROL – MEMBERS MET AT CAR WASH NEAR 75TH AND EAST END – PATROLS WENT FROM 67TH TO 79TH AND COTTAGE GROVE TO THE LAKE – THE BEGINNING OF SOUTH SHORE’S SAD DECLINE – 1967   1 comment

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Posted April 25, 2012 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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  1. The South Shore Commission ran this radio patrol that concentrated on the north end of South Shore, as I recall. My wife and I, having grown up in the area and attended South Shore High, bought a bungalow near 81st and Crandon in 1967, bucking the tide of a changing neighborhood with the optimism of youth and liberal attitudes. 🙂 One of the things we got involved in was the radio patrol for our local neighborhood group, the Jeffrey-Yates Neighbors – 79th to 83rd, Jeffrey to Yates. We had our third and fourth kids while in that house, and in the 8 years we lived there had many excellent and some not-so-excellent experiences of the sort that can occur in a transitioning neighborhood. In case any one was wondering, our CB call letters for the radio patrol were KBQ 1004, which was coordinated with the three units that the SSC often had on the streets. The JYN patrol was a completely racially integrated effort, and many nice ladies would serve snacks to those of us (men) who did the patrolling when we took our mid-evening break. Thanks to John for the time and effort and personal comments recalling this great middle-class Chicago neighborhood. I was born in 1941 and lived there from 1952 to 1963, and again from 1967 to 1975.

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