2 days ago

Updated 27 min ago

In Chicago, Obama’s legacy is visible

A "THANKS OBAMA" sign at the corner of Hyde Park Boulevard and Lake Park

Detail of the Wall of Respect, a mural located at 47th and Champlain in Bronzeville

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A mural at Glenwood and Lunt in Rogers Park commemorates the kick off of Obama's U.S. Senate campaign at the adjacent Heartland Cafe.

A mural at Kedzie and Van Buren in Garfield Park depicts Oprah, Barack and Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, and filmmaker Tyler Perry.

    In Chicago, Obama's legacy is visible
    click to enlarge As the world watched Donald Trump take the oath as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, I traveled across the city where the 44th, Barack Obama, left his mark-literally and figuratively.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

  • Michael Archangel Same swamp but now restocked with new predators!

    @JJ - You pointed out no inconsistency. You have not provided any substantiation for your accusation of any sort. You made a claim, you then followed it up with a taunt and still have not backed up your words.

    It is my hope the moderators bounce you permanently for this. You cannot make unsubstantiated claims about people. It is wrong and it is libelous.

  • Jarvis John Trump WINS.. Again!!

    Heat too hot in the kitchen, MA? Talk about hyperbole. I was just accused of libeling an anonymous user on a neighborhood blog.

    Newsflash MA, there is a mute button. If you don't like my comments, feel free to use it.

3 days ago

Updated 44 min ago

Potentially moving to the area

Hi Everyone!

My husband and I are looking into purchasing our first home in the Bronzeville community. We just saw a place off 45th and King that we are really interested in. If we get approved, I was wondering if anyone knows any good organizations or activists we could contact to get more involved with the community.

Thanks!

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    Check out the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative. They have a Facebook page. The BNC has regular meetings you might find interesting.

  • Hi Ben! Great, thank you for sharing! I will check them out.

1 hour ago

Secret Chicago Bird Sanctuaries Attract 'Snazzy AfroBirders' Group

Williams stresses that narrative whenever she takes visitors to the two bird sanctuaries she founded: one called the Johnson Bird Oasis just south of the Pullman National Monument at 11057-59 S. Cottage Grove Ave., the other at Stephen Douglas Monument Park, 636 E. 35th St.

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Williams stresses that narrative whenever she takes visitors to the two bird sanctuaries she founded: one called the Johnson Bird Oasis just south of the Pullman National Monument at 11057-59 S. Cottage Grove Ave., the other at Stephen Douglas Monument Park, 636 E. 35th St.

    Secret Chicago Bird Sanctuaries Attract 'Snazzy AfroBirders' Group
    CHICAGO - Sherry Williams relates her story to the hundreds of thousands of birds that live in and pass through Chicago each year. The Englewood native and Bronzeville resident's family left the Jim Crow South in Mississippi in the 1940s for Chicago to have their own homes and raise their children.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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17 hours ago

A Harlem Renaissance world clashes with an ‘Alabama Sky’

Where: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis

    A Harlem Renaissance world clashes with an 'Alabama Sky'
    There are only five superbly well-limned characters in Pearl Cleage's play "Blues for an Alabama Sky." But the depth and breadth of their upbringings, their world views, their dreams and their reality is so rich and varied - and so emblematic of the swirl of ideas in that lustrous, in many ways revolutionary era known as the Harlem Renaissance - that they magnify a story of intense intimacy into a tale of epic scope.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

4 days ago

Updated 21 hours ago

Man shot on Blackstone Avenue Tuesday night pronounced dead

A man who was shot Tuesday night, Jan. 17, on the 5100 Block of South Blackstone Avenue was pronounced dead Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, at 9:45 a.m.

    Man shot on Blackstone Avenue Tuesday night pronounced dead
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A man who was shot Tuesday night, Jan. 17, on the 6100 Block of South Blackstone Avenue was pronounced dead Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, at 9:45 a.m.
    http://hpherald.com

  • Lene S: And it's going to get even worse. Overcrowded, Congested, Inconsiderate and divided. Hyde Park has become a "Cattle Town" where people come through to eat, drink and be merry. Then there are the people who can't really afford to live in Hyde Park but manage to move into...

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    Lene S: And it's going to get even worse. Overcrowded, Congested, Inconsiderate and divided. Hyde Park has become a "Cattle Town" where people come through to eat, drink and be merry. Then there are the people who can't really afford to live in Hyde Park but manage to move into the neighborhood just to be here. How many people can actually afford to shop at Whole Foods and Treasure island? How many people can afford to eat in restaurants everyday? It's really sad. Only the punks, crooks and thieves feel REALLY safe in Hyde Park.

  • Joe Jank: I never see CPD doing anything but eating and watching the females walk up and down the street. Only the Univ Police actual work. Maybe this is why CPD feels like the HP assignment is a day of relaxation. LOL

27 hours ago

2 wounded in South Side shooting

The shooting happened about 6:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of South Rhodes, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.

    2 wounded in South Side shooting
    Two men were wounded in a shooting Sunday morning on the South Side. The shooting happened about 6:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of South Rhodes, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. A 22-year-old man was shot in the left leg and dropped off at Mercy Hospital, but was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

33 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING TWO STORY SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH BASEMENT AS PER PLANS.

    4501 S. Indiana Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECTION OF THE NEW 2-STORY WITH BASEMENT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE AND 2-CAR DETACHED GARAGE, 5' HIGH METAL FENCE AND 6' HIGH WOOD FENCE PER PLANS. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

    4959 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100633173 TO CHANGE GENERAL CONTRACTOR TO OWNER.

    4510 S. Forrestville Ave. Issued January 20, 2017 Comment

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