Englewood Residents: Scrap Yards Are Contributing To Decline

CHICAGO (CBS) — Some Englewood neighborhood residents are asking that the city shut down scrap yards, saying they are contributing to the destruction of the community.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, a drive through some Chicago neighborhoods will reveal the effects of scrap metal scavenging – homes stripped of aluminum siding, windows, gutters and metal fences. Inside, the pipes, radiators and wiring are likewise stripped away and sold for scrap.

Some Englewood residents say they are seeing their community being taken apart piece by piece.

Englewood has a high number of foreclosures, and abandoned homes and apartment buildings.

One woman said she had to go to a scrap yard to buy back her own fence.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports

  • Just Axin

    I guess the rampant crime, drug dealing, unemployment have nothing to do with the state of Englewood.

    • German Leprechaun

      Nope! Nothing whatsoever!! Hey, maybe Father PHLEGMer can lead a protest march on the junkyard operators!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        I hope a simian steals fuk -head- Pflerger’s fence !!!!! Or is the proper ebonic spelling PHENCE???

      • German Leprechaun




  • Tru dat

    The single welfare mothers have nothing to do with the destruction of Englewood.

  • PG

    Wow, just when I thought that these people couldn’t blame their situation on anyone else, they find a new entity to blame. Very resourceful! Now if they would only use that ingenuity to solve the problems, rather than place blame, they would get be able to live in a better neighborhood.

  • Moises

    The filthy Chicago racism in the previous comments stinks!

    • German Leprechaun

      WAKE UP and smell the coffee, man!!!

    • THEE Yard Ape

      What you’re smelling are the filthy chicago negros!!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @germprechaun – I wouldn’t wish that on any WHITE man!!!!

      • German Leprechaun

        Don’t MAKE me sic Lyndia on you!! She don’t like getting up from her basketball games!!!

      • German Leprechaun

        You failed to respond to my comment below. You’re slipping!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @germprechaun – watch dat ‘tude lawn jockey!! LOL !!!

      • German Leprechaun

        Right you are, lawn ornament!!

  • German Leprechaun

    Hey, I wonder how many toy guns and Easter bunnies wind up in these “local landfills”!!

    • THEE Yard Ape

      Happy now?? LOL !!! Remember to beware of green negros this weekend!! That is not what the term “black I rish” means!!

      • German Leprechaun

        LOL! You still haven’t responsded to my comment, though. Strayed off topic. Bad lawn ornament.

      • THEE Yard Ape

        @germprecahun – you fuk!! LOL !! OK, perhaps we should ask Pfleger to answer that question?? Remember the tootsie pop commercials with “ask Mr. Owl”??? Please remember if you throw away a chocolate bunny, the negros may cry racism !!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        btw- it’s not the easter bunnies that I worry about, it’s the d@ mn jungle-bunnies!!!!

  • marc(proud black man)

    Yup watch out for drunk caucasians as well..You know how they like to drug,and rape boys, and then eat them..Just nasty guys they are!! And this warning goes out for all races since they don’t discriminate when it comes to who they will kill and eat.

    • marc(ashamed negro boy)

      I am a stooooooooooooopid negro.

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