5 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

3 days ago

Updated 8 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

45 hours ago

Updated 11 hours 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

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Was Barack Obama able to stop the wanton murder and high unemployment among disadvantaged African American youth in Chicago?

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

    @Bronzeville Curmudgeon - No, he did not! However, I heard the other day, "...“This American carnage stops right here and stops right now..." so, I guess that will get addressed any day now.

14 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

21 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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  • Independent Reading Novels for Senior and Junior Classrooms

    Mr. Mirus is asking for $587.80:
    My students need a variety of high interest books at different Lexile scores (reading levels) and topics. Our titles include Duplicity, Red Queen, Moving Target, Read Between the Lines and many, many more.
    Ace Technical Charter School Comment

2 days ago

Updated 27 hours 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!

  • Hi we are very close to that location and would be your neighbors. We will be happy to meet you and can introduce you to several active neighborhood groups.

  • Hi John! That would be great! We would appreciate it very much.

4 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Best Places To Learn Something New This Year

Located at 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

Located at 1740 W. Webster Ave.

Located at 3324 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Located at 1400 W. 46th St.

Located at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Located at 1821 W. Hubbard St.

Located at 4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Located at 1012 W. Randolph St.

iO is located at 1501 N. Kingsbury St.

Located at 1250 N. Central Park Ave.

Located at 6306 North Broadway.

Located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Located at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. and 909 W. Armitage Ave.

Located at 2459 W. Division St.

Located at 745 N. Damen Ave.

Located at 60 W. Walton St.

    Best Places To Learn Something New This Year
    It's never too late to try something new, right? Well, that's the premise behind the gamut of adult education classes available around the city. And that's why we've rounded up a list of some of our favorite places to try new things around Chicago.
    http://chicagoist.com

  • Try Big City Swing for fun on a "first Friday" each month. East/West Coast Swing are among my personal dances and the music is terrific. It's a fun evening and people are friendly. Go alone or take a friend. And, you'll see some terrific dancers who "jive" like they're from the 1940's-50's. I just grin and watch them (no jive anymore for me with cartilage worn out!)

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Northeastern Illinois University: a full range of non-credit learning classes:

    https://apm.activecommunities.com/crneiu/Activity_Search

  • Mary OKeefe New to the area. Just trying to learn all that I n

    I also suggest Dabble.com! Classes all over the city in a wide range of interests. Love it!

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