Good day Chicago area and the world. I have returned once again after being gone from October 30, 2021 until late March. There were personal issues my IT partner encountered overseas and it caused the site to go down for some time. During this time period I researched on who could take over my site and not charge the hell out of me. I soon found out tech types wanted around $1,500 just to get the site going all over again then couldn’t guarantee sufficient ad revenue after that; therefore, I was lost until my partner returned and we are back at it once again keeping this living site alive and running. I certainly couldn’t fork over $1,500.
The reason why you see those ads on this site and why I need them to stay afloat is because there is literally zero companies and/or individuals that will host this site for free. This means I have to pay out of pocket to a hosting company to keep this going. With no ads or ad revenue the site will tank because I cannot use my personal wages to bring this site to you. I really wish I could have this site ad free but it is impossible. I am just a regular day to day working stiff like the rest of you and just a common man. I am not wealthy or even close. I don’t drive a fancy car and don’t come from money handed down to me. I don’t have some high class education and I am not part of any journalism organizations. I am just a regular guy like everyone else and I live simple like most people. I have bills to pay and cannot justify paying out of my own pocket to keep this site going. In a perfect world I would be able to do that but that just isn’t reality. Those ads are sorely needed to keep this going. When site shut down happened I didn’t have the money in my pocket to pay someone especially without any guarantee ad revenue would pay for the fees associated with this site upkeep so I had to accept fate.
This work is a passion of mine and it hurt to accept the site was down possibly for good. Thankfully my partner turned back up for the IT work. He had a valid reason for his departure but for now we are both back.
I hope you continue to enjoy this site and keep reading as long as it stays connected. I now realize I cannot guarantee the future of Chicagoganghistory but for now it is back and I have many updates to do as I coordinate while working overtime at my job which has taken up lots of my time is recent months.
Please enjoy this material but please do not take pieces of my work and use it for your ventures making it look like you wrote it. While I was gone and even before that I have been made aware of Youtubers and sites that take my histories word for word or close and don’t give me any credit. This is not your work, you didn’t research this stuff, I did and all I ask is for you to state you got it from here…that’s all…real simple. Just remember this, my histories change all the time and get more detailed and/or corrections are made and if you took my writings for yourself for your Youtube video etc… just remember you are stuck with that outdated version of the history forever and you will look like a clown. I have seen guys take my histories a long time ago before I did big updates and I see the comments tearing into them about the info being wrong. I am not always right on these histories for given periods of time and if you swoop in and take it when it is wrong you just got ahold of a bad apple. I have seen it a lot and it gives me a chuckle, and you deserve it for taking something and letting yourself get all the credit. This is why I will likely never write a book on this stuff because I keep getting new info all the time, hence, why I call this a living site. Please enjoy but be aware changes do come, also don’t expect me to be gone forever whenever the site goes down, I usually return.