Friday, April 06, 2018

Haunted School

  • A 15-year effort to build a school in the city’s Dunning neighborhood is underway with an unusual complication: Construction workers are taking careful steps to avoid disturbing human remains that may lie beneath the soil.

    The $70 million school is to be built on the grounds of a former Cook County Poor House where an estimated 38,000 people were buried in unmarked graves. Among the dead are residents who were too poor to afford funeral costs, unclaimed bodies and patients from the county’s insane asylum.

    “There can be and there have been bodies found all over the place,” said Barry Fleig, a genealogist and cemetery researcher who began investigating the site in 1989. “It’s a spooky, scary place.”

    Workers have until April 27 to excavate and clear the site, remediate the soil and relocate an existing sewer line. The school is scheduled to open in time for the 2019-20 academic year, though a spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools would not say what type of school it will be.
The voting rolls show a HUGE number of Machine votes coming from this burial site, so perhaps Rahm might want to rethink uprooting (pun intended) such a strong voting bloc.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

38k in votes for Rham... I guess his "blue wall" starts right there.

4/06/2018 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All jokes aside, this is nothing to laugh at. Not if you have a sense of respect and decency for all people and their right to an undisturbed final resting place. C'mon Democrats - where's the "compassion for the downtrodden" etc.. ?

4/06/2018 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of valuable land. The people buried there, indigent, criminals and insane, didn't count for much in their day. Their remains count for even less now.
Certainly nothing to stand in the way of connected individuals making a shit ton of money.
The Chicago way.

4/06/2018 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheapest land possible to build:

* Schools
* Police Stations

Nothing but the best! >sarcasm<

4/06/2018 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poltergeist High...Coming to a Theater near you..

4/06/2018 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just think of all the votes just laying around that place,WOW,

4/06/2018 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn’t it be wiser and a better use of tax dollars to actually open up a brand new INSANE ASYLUM for Cook County ? After all the politicians are put in I’m sure there would be a few extra beds for the rest of the nuts walking around. Oops. Cant call them nuts anymore.

4/06/2018 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm: may your soul have a 100-year tenure at that school

4/06/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Blogger dave said...

Wow talk about ghost stories. Are they going to hold nightley ghost tours around halloween

4/06/2018 02:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS needs to build another school in Dunning to handle all the illegals who pretend to live in the neighborhood, and since CPS refuses to check residency my school is filled with illegals. Glad I'm paying ridiculous property taxes to support them.

4/06/2018 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't a burial ground considered to be a sacred how is it the City is still allowed to build over that ground? Hmmm..since maybe no one knows if any friends or relatives at there since it was how many yrs ago? Or just no one cares? Since I do live in this area, I hear its supposed to be a High School...Gee, just what the neighborhood needs, more punks, gang related bullshit, thugs and traffic congestion now on a usually quiet road..Oak Park Ave.

Perhaps this is the site where they should have built our academy!

4/06/2018 04:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They went through the same thing when they were building those condos on Narragansett, just north of Irving. A lot of paupers and a lot of Cullerton voters there. Many became paupers after they became Cullerton voters.

4/06/2018 05:40:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Dem bones dem bones dem dry bones....

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

4/06/2018 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They really need another high school up there.
Or how about only allowing local kids to go to the local school?
You’ve got kids from Lawndale and Austin going to Taft.

4/06/2018 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no way they will be done by April 27.

4/06/2018 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as they discover one body was Native American that will halt the whole thing, the way Snail Darter minnows halt the building of dams.

4/06/2018 08:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard that is also where they buried,in mass graves,all the bodies from the Chicago fire.And it was a lot more than the official count.

4/06/2018 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Larson E. Whipsnade, (ret.) said...

“Who ya gonna call?”

“I ain’t afraid of no ghost”

4/06/2018 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where's your homework jimmy?"

"The ghost took it"

4/06/2018 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As soon as they discover one body was Native American that will halt the whole thing, the way Snail Darter minnows halt the building of dams.

4/06/2018 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but no money for pensions or retiree healthcare

4/06/2018 11:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a disgrace, will the rahm crew be looking for names to put on the voter rolls for his pathetic soul? how can you do this? that is scared ground, and he is disrupting this! Wow how much will he be paid off in return for desecrating this "hollowed ground?' he closed over 54 schools and now is building more spending billions in dollars he does not have,heck he could not even put in the required amount to CPD pension fund in January and Graham and hauser say nothing how much is their "gimme mine?"

This is sickening all of them the elected will find a warm hot place in the future after this "poof"of life is over!

4/06/2018 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taft feeder school. 7,8, and 9th grade.

4/06/2018 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad I sold and left a few years ago. That area is changing... and not for the better. The school will create an even greater traffic mess by Harlem & Irving. Funny, no 💵 for the VA hospital on the other side of oak park ave. The shell of the building has been sitting there for a few years.

4/06/2018 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Pfather Pfaker could show up with some holy water to bless the place . . .

4/06/2018 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Uncle Scruffy said...

This is sort of like the Indian Burial ground that 025 was supposed to have been built on but a hell of a lot worse.

Those of us familiar with 025 and worked there when it opened know all kinds of strange things that occurred there including the ghost of Joe Curtin who is still roaming the lower bowels of the station!

4/06/2018 04:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see what will happen in this school:

So many reasons not to mess with graves, but then again rahm will not be sending his kids there, just will be abale to take the payoffs! What an idiot, total disrespect for the dead!

4/06/2018 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is creepy

4/06/2018 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just bury little Timmy in the pet cemetary!

4/06/2018 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please build this school asap. They now want Dunning kids to attend school at Steinmetz. The new Dunning high school will allow kids to go to much better Taft.

4/06/2018 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the interesting sentence:
a spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools would not say what type of school it will be.

Nice transparency Rahm

4/06/2018 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley dug up a cemetery for the airport expansion. No wonder this city is so cursed.

4/06/2018 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Elizabeth Warren’s relatives are buried there.

4/06/2018 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard Hoffa is buried their in an unmarked grave. Please don't tell Dart the Fart......

4/06/2018 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poltergeist WTF

4/07/2018 12:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there was one native American grave, the whole thing would be stopped, and some tribal elders would be scowling over this. Bury thousands of whites of european ancestry, nobody gives a shit, pave it over.

4/07/2018 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

That WHOLE area is/was a cemetery. I was at the Eli's cheesecake store a few blocks away and had to fight a ghost for the last 10" cheesecake sampler.

4/07/2018 08:06:00 PM  

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