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Explore history on a walking tour of Bronzeville

...sculptor from California," said Turner. "It's really at the entrance to the neighborhood."Near 35th and King Drive there's the the Victory Monument, dedicated to the African American soldiers that fought in...

    Explore history on a walking tour of Bronzeville
    Pieces of history are everywhere. During Black History Month, we took a look at some of most historical monuments you can find on a walking history tour in the Bronzeville neighborhood. "Right in this area that we're in there are four Chicago landmarks that you can walk up and touch," said Bronzeville tour guide Bernard Turner.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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4th Ward Special Election Day Guide

• Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.

• Harper Square Co-Operative, 4850 S. Lake Park Ave.

• Alpha Towers Apartments, 936 E. 47th St.

• Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St.

• Washington Park Apartments, 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

• United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St.

    4th Ward Special Election Day Guide
    A special election for 4th Ward Alderman will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, due to the resignation of former Ald. Will Burns last February. In the interim, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Ald. Sophia King (4th) to serve the ward, which includes parts of the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Bronzeville and South Loop neighborhoods.
    http://hpherald.com

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81 Arrested in South, West Side Raids

Speaking at a news conference inside Chicago Police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., Johnson said the raids are part of a 2017 push for proactive policing "to get several steps ahead of some of the individuals doing violence in our communities."

    81 Arrested in South, West Side Raids
    BRONZEVILLE - Chicago Police officers arrested 81 people overnight in a series of raids designed to reduce violence on the South and West Sides, Supt. Eddie Johnson announced Friday. Chief Anthony Riccio said officers spent the past three weeks creating a list of 122 repeat offenders known to be involved with gangs and drugs.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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A Field Museum-themed pop-up bar, an Oscars viewing party, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

Sat 2/25: Soulful Chicago Black History Book Fair at Lutheran School of Theology (1100 E. 55th), which celebrates the literary arts in the black community and seeks to counter negative stereotypes...

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2/24-4/1: Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 N. Peoria) hosts "Tell Me Something Good," a solo exhibition for the New York-based multimedia artist Derrick Adams. Opening reception Fri 2/24, 5-7 PM.

Sat 2/25: Unlimited chili and games take center stage at the Hashbrown Chili Cook-Off and Carnival at Spudnik Press (1821 W. Hubbard) featuring tamales, a silent auction, music by DJ Pickled Beets, and, of course, an awarded chili cook-off. 6-10 PM

2/25-3/25: The former pool room ("the Tank") at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (12 S. Michigan) transforms into the Backroom, a pop-up bar designed by Johalla Projects that features cocktails...

Sun 2/26: This month the Empty Bottle Book Club at (where else?) the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) discusses the Booker Prize-winning Margaret Atwood work of speculative fiction, The Handmaid's Tale. Copies of the book available at the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. 3 PM

Sun 2/26: The OscArts of Life Party fund-raiser hosted by the Arts of Life Associate Board at North Bar (1637 W. North) features raffles, costume contests, popcorn, pizza, and a viewing of the Academy Awards. 6-11 PM

    A Field Museum-themed pop-up bar, an Oscars viewing party, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    click to enlarge courtesy the field museum Winter has returned, but luckily there's plenty to do indoors in the city this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: click to enlarge Four 30-minute battles determine this year's winner of the Windy City Rollers' Juanna Rumble Cup at UIC Pavilion, which includes half-time entertainment from Environmental Encroachment.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

28 hours ago

Jolyn Robichaux, built Chicago’s Baldwin Ice Cream, dead at 88

...supermarkets and being distributed in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi and Tennessee. Baldwin, at 4825 S. Indiana, also expanded to O’Hare Airport...

    Jolyn Robichaux, built Chicago's Baldwin Ice Cream, dead at 88
    Jolyn Robichaux was a 43-year-old widow with two young children when her husband Joseph, chairman of Baldwin Ice Cream, died suddenly of leukemia in 1971. She decided to continue running the South Side company, which until then had a strong presence only in mom-and-pop stores and ice cream parlors in African-American neighborhoods.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Death of former U. of C. researcher caused false alarm for city officials

Dr. Eric Bertolino, 51, was found dead in his apartment on the 5500 block of South Dorchester Ave., Monday, Feb. 13.

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Indivisible South Side travels to Morgan Park to meet with Bobby L. Rush

The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 10 W. 35th St.

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...of U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s (D-1) district office in Morgan Park 11750 S. Western Ave.

    Indivisible South Side travels to Morgan Park to meet with Bobby L. Rush
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Indivisible Chicago - South Side a Hyde Park-based chapter of the Indivisible national movement joined Indivisible Illinois 1st and Indivisible South Suburban for the "Indivisible Chicago City Wide Call to Action" Thursday morning, Feb. 23, right outside of U.S. Rep. Bobby L.
    http://hpherald.com

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