21 hours ago

Man shot in Bronzeville

About 4:45 p.m., the man was shot in the foot in the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

    Man shot in Bronzeville
    A 23-year-old man was shot Monday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. About 4:45 p.m., the man was shot in the foot in the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue, according to Chicago Police. The man was transported to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.
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30 hours ago

Hales alumni call for board chairwoman’s resignation, seeks alternative school model for this school year

Last week, students should have walked through the doors to begin another school year at Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., but with the July 27 announcement of suspending the 2016-17 school year, those students are scrambling to find an alternative option.

    Hales alumni call for board chairwoman's resignation, seeks alternative school model for this school year
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Last week, students should have walked through the doors to begin another school year at Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., but with the July 27 announcement of suspending the 2016-17 school year, those students are scrambling to find an alternative option.
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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

43rd Street Edition of Bronzeville Summer Nights Business and Gallery Spotlight

Honey 1bbq, located at 746 E. 43rd St., is what some fans call “the best barbecue on the South Side.” Known for its quick service and affordable prices as well as its acclaimed rib tips, the spot is new to Bronzeville, coming from Bucktown just last year.

Small Shop Cycles & Service, at 4250 S. Cottage Grove, is the epitome of your friendly neighborhood bike shop. It serves Bronzeville and Kenwood, both selling and servicing bicycles Wednesday through Monday.

New Age Chicago Furniture Co. is located at 4238 S. Cottage Grove. The fourth generation family operated furniture prides itself on its quality furniture, low prices, and friendly service.

Some Like It Black one of the newest additions to the Bronzeville business community. Located at 4259 S Cottage Grove Ave, the creative arts bar moved from a South Loop location and has added a café with 100% organic, non-GMO food and drinks.

Café on the Grove is a neighborhood-focused cafe with fresh, homemade cuisine. Located at 4317 S. Cottage Grove, it offers an array of healthy breakfast and lunch options seven days a week.

Located at 4321 S Cottage Grove Ave, the Connection is an event facility located in Bronzeville.

Blanc Gallery, located at 4445 South King Drive, is now showcasing Retracing the Steps Before, which is the third installment of artists David...

Bronzeville Artist Lofts at 436 E. 47th St. is an artist live-work space is situated in the heart of the neighborhood.

South Side Community Art Center is located at 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Its mission is to preserve, conserve, and promote the legacy and future of African-American art and artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture.

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Fort Smith Designer and Clothing Boutique is located at 1007 E. 43rd St. The boutique sells clothing and jewelry decorated with wood beads, plated parts, Austrian crystals, shells, and other one-of-a-kind treasures.

RocNStyles Beauty Loft is a salon located at 1009 E. 43rd St. Master stylist and the salon owner Roxanne Dunigan is not only a “weave guru,” but also an expert in working with natural hair.

Norman’s Bistro is at 1001 E. 43rd St. and offers an American Creole Cuisine with a Brazilian Flair. The restaurant is open five days a week with dinner service starting at 3:00 p.m.

Faie African Art, located at 1005 E. 43rd St, showcases outstanding pieces from the Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern Regions of Africa.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center is located at 1060 E. 47th St. It is a nonprofit serving youth in the Kenwood/Oakland, Woodlawn, and Bronzeville neighborhoods that has curriculum and services for adults and families.

    43rd Street Edition of Bronzeville Summer Nights Business and Gallery Spotlight
    The 43 rd Street edition of Bronzeville Summer Nights comes to the neighborhood Aug. 20. with trolley rides, in-store specials, and live entertainment. Bronzeville Summer Nights is a new collaboration built on years of combining Bronzeville Nights and Bronzeville Trolley Tours.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Martin Pedersen Lee, I think the problem here might be more in the breathless, thin coverage of the work. Iris Ferguson wrote a piece for Common Edge Collaborative that uses some of the same language you used in your criticism. http://commonedge.org/the-principles-of-ethical.../ Not sure you guys are too far apart in overall philosphy.

    The Principles of Ethical Redevelopment
    Artist Theaster Gates and the University of Chicago's Place Lab look for equitable alternatives to gentrification.
    COMMONEDGE.ORG|BY ISIS FERGUSON
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    How does the 9 principles of ETHICAL REDEVELOPMENT created by the University of Chicago, apply to the bottom up authentic African American economic and cultural development of the historic Bronzeville community and the broader south lakefront region of Chicago?

3 days ago

Over 100 arrested in raids targeting gangs across Chicago

100-199 E. 35th St.

    Over 100 arrested in raids targeting gangs across Chicago
    CHICAGO - Chicago police made 100 felony arrests during one of the largest raids in recent years, targeting more than a dozen gangs across the city, officials said. Coming after a six-weeks-long investigation, the raids began early Thursday morning in the busiest police districts across the city, encompassing a majority of CPD's 22 districts.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

'Army Of Moms' Starts School Supply Drive in Hyde Park

The group then moves around the neighborhood to other stores for collections between 1-4 p.m., including Sunday at Office Depot at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue, Aug. 27 at the corner of 50th Street and Drexel Boulevard and Aug. 28 at Michael’s at Hyde Park Boulevard and Lake Park Avenue.

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The group then moves around the neighborhood to other stores for collections between 1-4 p.m., including Sunday at Office Depot at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue, Aug. 27 at the corner of 50th Street and Drexel Boulevard and Aug. 28 at Michael’s at Hyde Park Boulevard and Lake Park Avenue.

The group then moves around the neighborhood to other stores for collections between 1-4 p.m., including Sunday at Office Depot at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue, Aug. 27 at the corner of 50th Street and Drexel Boulevard and Aug. 28 at Michael’s at Hyde Park Boulevard and Lake Park Avenue.

    'Army Of Moms' Starts School Supply Drive in Hyde Park
    HYDE PARK - Mothers Against Senseless Killings - also known as the "Army of Moms" - will be collecting donated school supplies around the neighborhood for the next 1½ weeks. The group of volunteers, which has been trying to reduce violence on the South Side, is looking for rulers, notebooks, pencils and other supplies for kids going back to school.
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5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

MASK hosts school supply drives

On Aug. 19, MASK will be at Kimbark Plaza at 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue; outside of Office Depot, 5420 S. Lake Park Ave., on Aug. 21; at 50th Street and Drexel Avenue on Aug. 27, and outside of Marshalls and Michaels, 5102 S. Lake Park Ave., on Aug. 28.

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On Aug. 19, MASK will be at Kimbark Plaza at 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue; outside of Office Depot, 5420 S. Lake Park Ave., on Aug. 21; at 50th Street and Drexel Avenue on Aug. 27, and outside of Marshalls and Michaels, 5102 S. Lake Park Ave., on Aug. 28.

On Aug. 19, MASK will be at Kimbark Plaza at 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue; outside of Office Depot, 5420 S. Lake Park Ave., on Aug. 21; at 50th Street and Drexel Avenue on Aug. 27, and outside of Marshalls and Michaels, 5102 S. Lake Park Ave., on Aug. 28.

    MASK hosts school supply drives
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) group will be hosting school supply drives throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood for the next few weeks from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. MASK is asking for donations of school supplies such as pens, binders, folders or notebooks, as well as gift cards or cash to help all students prepare for the upcoming school year.
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  • William Carter Legacy Preservation Committee We want to restore mural in Carter Elem. School.

    The William Carter Legacy Committee will soon begin its efforts to collect monies
    in order to try and restore the mural in Wm. Carter School, 5740 S. Michigan Ave. It was painted over in 1999 when Anita Harmon
    arrived as principal. The mural depicted many Black
    s/heroes including the late Dr. Margaret Burroughs.

6 days ago

The Great Migration In Three Movements Exhibit Starts in Bronzeville

Below is a list of upcoming events happening at Blanc Gallery (4445 S. King Drive) during the exhibit.

    The Great Migration In Three Movements Exhibit Starts in Bronzeville
    Blanc Gallery announces the start of The Great Migration In Three Movements exhibit by David Anthony Geary, curated by Stephen L. Carter of Black Butterfly. Below is a list of upcoming events happening at Blanc Gallery (4445 S. King Drive) during the exhibit.
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Aug 16

Three teens shot in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood

...city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of E. 48th Street. Police say the three teens were walking when an man in a white T-shirt...

3800-3894 S. King Dr.

    Three teens shot in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood
    CHICAGO -- Three teenagers were shot while walking through an alley in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of E. 48th Street. Police say the three teens were walking when an man in a white T-shirt started shooting at them.
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Aug 16

13 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago

The two 18-year-olds and the 15-year-old boy were walking in an alley at 10:05 p.m. in the 200 block of East 48th Street when a male in a white T-shirt fired shots in their direction, according to Chicago Police.

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...on the South Side. The 21-year-old was shot in the hand in the 2300 block of South Western, police said. He took himself to St. Anthony Hospital about 9:10 p.m., where...

At 2:47 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the back in the 3300 block of West Augusta in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Norwegian American Hospital.

...according to police. Investigators believe the shooting happened in the vicinity of Douglas Park, near Sacramento and Fillmore. Additional details weren’t immediately available...

...in another Heart of Chicago neighborhood shooting. He was shot in the armpit in the 1600 block of West 18th Street and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Police said the man, a...

Earlier Monday, a 16-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The teenager suffered a graze wound to the leg about 1:35 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Hubbard, police said. He refused medical attention and was not cooperating with investigators.

...man was wounded in a separate Austin neighborhood attack. He was walking north in the 300 block of North Central when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg, police said...

...the Far South Side. The 29-year-old was walking to his vehicle in the 12000 block of South Parnell when two males fired shots in his direction and ran away, police said. The man...

...the South Side. A 38-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 2100 block of West 70th Place when two men walked up, an argument ensued, and the men pulled out guns and...

    13 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 13 people were wounded in shootings Monday on the city's South and West sides. Most recently, two men and a teenage boy were shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. The two 18-year-olds and the 15-year-old boy were walking in an alley at 10:05 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Aug 16

13 wounded in shootings Monday on South, West sides

The two 18-year-olds and the 15-year-old boy were walking in an alley at 10:05 p.m. in the 200 block of East 48th Street when a male in a white T-shirt fired shots in their direction, according to Chicago Police.

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...on the South Side. The 21-year-old was shot in the hand in the 2300 block of South Western, police said. He took himself to St. Anthony Hospital about 9:10 p.m., where...

At 2:47 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the back in the 3300 block of West Augusta in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Norwegian American Hospital.

...according to police. Investigators believe the shooting happened in the vicinity of Douglas Park, near Sacramento and Fillmore. Additional details weren’t immediately available...

...in another Heart of Chicago neighborhood shooting. He was shot in the armpit in the 1600 block of West 18th Street and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Police said the man, a...

Earlier Monday, a 16-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The teenager suffered a graze wound to the leg about 1:35 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Hubbard, police said. He refused medical attention and was not cooperating with investigators.

...man was wounded in a separate Austin neighborhood attack. He was walking north in the 300 block of North Central when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg, police said...

...the Far South Side. The 29-year-old was walking to his vehicle in the 12000 block of South Parnell when two males fired shots in his direction and ran away, police said. The man...

...the South Side. A 38-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 2100 block of West 70th Place when two men walked up, an argument ensued, and the men pulled out guns and...

    13 wounded in shootings Monday on South, West sides
    At least 13 people were wounded in shootings Monday on the city's South and West sides. Most recently, two men and a teenage boy were shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. The two 18-year-olds and the 15-year-old boy were walking in an alley at 10:05 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 16

3 shot in Bronzeville

The two 18-year-olds and the 15-year-old boy were walking in an alley at 10:05 p.m. in the 200 block of East 48th Street when a male in a white T-shirt fired shots in their direction, according to Chicago Police.

    3 shot in Bronzeville
    Two men and a teenage boy were shot Monday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. The two 18-year-olds and the 15-year-old boy were walking in an alley at 10:05 p.m. in the 200 block of East 48th Street when a male in a white T-shirt fired shots in their direction, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 14

5 dead, 19 wounded in city shootings

...a 20-year-old man was shot in Bronzeville. He said he was in the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue when two males approached, an argument ensued and they drove away firing shots. The man...

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At 5:11 a.m. Sunday, a male whose age was not immediately available was killed in South Austin. He was shot in the chest and pronounced dead on the scene, in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand. Further information was not immediately available.

At 3:03 a.m. Sunday, someone fatally shot a 31-year-old man in the head. He was found unresponsive on the ground in the 2100 block of West Adams Street; he was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At 2:18 a.m., a 31-year-old man was killed in South Austin. He was shot in the back in the 5000 block of West Van Buren street; he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.

...the Southwest Side. The men, 19 and 20, were sitting outside a house in the 2900 block of West 82nd Street when someone approached and fired shots. The 19-year-old man was shot in the...

About 1 p.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the 3800 block of West Madison Street in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood.

At 6:15 a.m., a man was shot in Lawndale. Police responding to a call of a person shot in the 1500 block of South Saint Louis Avenue found an adult male with gunshot wounds to the leg and groin. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

...A 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were outside in the 2600 block of South Sawyer Avenue when someone approached and opened fire. Both went to Mount Sinai Hospital; the woman was...

Also in Little Village, at 3:34 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 2800 block of South Harding Avenue. He was walking down the street when someone fired shots from a white vehicle, and he was shot in both legs. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

At 1:23 a.m. Sunday, a 29-year-old man was grazed by a bullet. He was in the 5200 block of South Sangamon Street when he got into an argument with people who then shot at his car. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

...a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in Lawndale. He was in the 4300 block of West Roosevelt Road when he was shot twice in the legs and once in the groin. He was...

...a graze wound to the thigh. He had been sitting on a porch in the 7900 block of South Maryland Avenue when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle. His condition was stabilized...

...25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were sitting outside in the 1800 block of South Carpenter Street when someone approached and fired shots. The woman was shot in both legs and a...

At 10:44 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was found in an alley in the 8600 block of South Essex Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

At 10:30 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in Morgan Park. He was in the 11300 block of South Carpenter Street when someone approached and shot him twice in the shoulder and once under the left armpit. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

At 4:55 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in Little Village. He was in the 2500 block of South Francisco Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire. He was shot in the groin, thigh and buttocks and went to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

About 4:30 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was shot in Park Manor. She was in the 7100 block of South Wabash Avenue when she was shot in the neck. She was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. Police said the victim and witnesses were being uncooperative.

About 1:50 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. That shooting happened near 127th Street and Union Avenue. The victim suffered a wound to the right leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

...40 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 8700 block of South Sangamon Avenue in the city's Gresham neighborhood. The man's friends drove him to Little Company...

    5 dead, 19 wounded in city shootings
    Five people were killed and at least 19 others have been wounded since Saturday afternoon in Chicago shootings, police said. At 5:11 a.m. Sunday, a male whose age was not immediately available was killed in South Austin. He was shot in the chest and pronounced dead on the scene, in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand.
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Aug 14

Man shot in Bronzeville

At 12:56 a.m., the 20-year-old was in the 4700 block of South Michigan when two males walked up, a fight ensued and the males opened fire as they were driving away, according to Chicago Police.

    Man shot in Bronzeville
    A man was shot early Sunday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. At 12:56 a.m., the 20-year-old was in the 4700 block of South Michigan when two males walked up, a fight ensued and the males opened fire as they were driving away, according to Chicago Police.
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Aug 14

Bud Billiken Parade marches on without South Shore Drill Team

“It’s like one big family reunion,” said Barrington Reynolds, 50, who got there at 4:30 a.m. to stake out a choice location for his tent on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at East 43rd Street — a spot his family has claimed for the last 10 Billiken parades.

    Bud Billiken Parade marches on without South Shore Drill Team
    The Bud Billiken Parade marched onward Saturday without one of its biggest draws - the South Shore Drill Team. But the 87th edition of the annual Bronzeville back-to-school parade still had its biggest attraction - tradition. "It's like one big family reunion," said Barrington Reynolds, 50, who got there at 4:30 a.m.
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Aug 13

Updated Aug 13

South Shore Drill Team To Host Their Own Parade After Exiting Bud Billiken

The Bud Billiken Parade begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at 39th and King Drive and heads southbound along King, ending at Ellsworth Drive, where a big picnic in Washington Park takes place.

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Held at the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. at 10 a.m. Saturday, the South Shore Drill team promises to "showcase all of our youth not just half" during the event, according to a post on Facebook.

    South Shore Drill Team To Host Their Own Parade After Exiting Bud Billiken
    BRONZEVILLE - After deciding not to participate in the Bud Billiken Parade this year, the South Shore Drill Team has decided to host their own parade instead Saturday. Held at the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. at 10 a.m.
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Aug 12

Bit Bash, Comedy Nerd Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

The Bud Billiken Parade kicks off at King and Oakwood on Sat 8/13.

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...Kinsey Institute Collection," a new exhibition at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee). Works collected by notorious sex historian and professor Alfred Kinsey constitute this extensive compilation of...

Fri 8/12-Sat 8/13: For $35, you can stuff yourself with all the Italian pizza you want, and more this weekend at Eataly's All You Can Pizza event (43 E. Ohio). A new batch of fresh pizzas will be baked by the hour to keep crowds content and stomachs satiated. 5, 6, 7, and 8 PM

...Trekkies, Potterheads, bookworms, and comedy geeks convene at Chicago Comedy Nerd Fest at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont). Highlights include performances from Team Starkid and Jackson Bird on Friday, improv performances inspired by...

...Esteban, Orishas, Elvis Crespo, India, and Albita Rodriguez headline at Riis Park's Festival Cubano (6100 W. Fullerton Ave) this weekend. The Caribbean cultural carnival also boasts a classic car shoe, cigar rolling, Cuban...

Sat 8/13: It's all fun and games at Bit Bash, Chicago's alternative games festival. Organizers from the altruistic Indie City Collective have transformed a Fulton Market warehouse (1215 W. Fulton) into a giant arcade and gamer's wonderland, showcasing over 50 international games. 2-10 PM

    Bit Bash, Comedy Nerd Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    There are almost too many events to pick from in Chicago this weekend, but these are the ones that top the Reader'slist: 8/12-10/2: Revel in the risqué at "Private Eyes: Selected Artwork From the Kinsey Institute Collection," a new exhibition at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N.
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Aug 12

IIT To Build First Academic Building On Campus In 40 Years

The 70,000-square-foot building will be just to the north of Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St., and will be the first academic building constructed on the university’s main campus in 40 years, since the Stuart Building was constructed in 1971, according to Zonka.

    IIT To Build First Academic Building On Campus In 40 Years
    DOUGLAS - The Illinois Institute of Technology is preparing to break ground on its first new academic building on campus in 40 years. The $37 million Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship will break ground on Aug. 25 and is expected to open in late 2018.
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Aug 10

The Five Best Things to Do in Chicago This Week

8/13 at 9 a.m. Free. King and Oakwood. budbillikenparade.org

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8/12–9/10. $26–$28. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. stage773.com

8/12–14. $5–$60. Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton. thecubanfestival.com

8/12–14. $7–$15. Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee. ginzaholiday.com

8/12–9/24. Free. Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 W. Hubbard. spudnikpress.org

    The Five Best Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, August 10 through August 16, 2016 Theater: Consider Bette Midler impersonator Caitlin Jackson the next best thing to the real Divine Miss M. In this re-creation of Midler's cabaret act at New York's Continental Baths-which also launched the career of young accompanist Barry Manilow-Jackson nails the singer's sassy, brassy persona.
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Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

South Shore Drill Team Won’t Perform In Bud Billiken Parade

The parade begins at 39th and King Drive and moves south along King Drive to Ellsworth Drive, disbanding in Washington Park, for a big picnic.

    South Shore Drill Team Won't Perform In Bud Billiken Parade
    CHICAGO (CBS) - One of the most popular performing groups in the annual Bud Billiken Parade will not be on King Drive this year, because of new rules limiting the number of marchers. Last year, the South Shore Drill Team celebrated its 35th anniversary with 169 drill team members, plus a few dozen parent volunteers and drill team staffers marching alongside.
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Aug 10

South Shore Drill Team Pulls Out Of Annual Bud Billiken Parade

The parade begins at 39th and King Drive and heads southbound along King, ending at Ellsworth Drive, where a big picnic in Washington Park takes place.

    South Shore Drill Team Pulls Out Of Annual Bud Billiken Parade
    SOUTH SHORE - New rules this year for the Bud Billiken parade have led the South Shore Drill team to pull out, officials said. The Chicago Defender Charities oversees the annual back-to-school parade, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, an hour earlier than in years past.
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Aug 10

Residents want Hyde Park/Indiana bus route restored

...portion of the route off again in November 2012, so that it now starts at 35th Street and South Michigan Avenue, rather than at the Drexel Square Apartments to the South...

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Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday, Aug. 1, at the Kennicott Park Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday, Aug. 1, at the Kennicott Park Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

...scenario, it would stop at multiple senior homes as well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555...

...well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they...

...Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they need to be able to get downtown more...

    Residents want Hyde Park/Indiana bus route restored
    By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday, Aug. 1, at the Kennicott Park Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.
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Aug 06

Updated Aug 09

Protesters Gather at Chicago Police HQ After Release of Paul O'Neal Shooting Videos

CHICAGO, IL — Protesters mobilized immediately after viewing videos that show Chicago Police officers fatally shooting an 18-year-old car thief on Chicago's South Side last week, demonstrating outside of police headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue late Friday.

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Later in the night, another protest unfolded in the South Shore neighborhood where Paul O'Neal was killed. Marchers blocked the streets at 74th and Jeffery late Friday, and for a while they beat on a police vehicle.

    Protesters Gather at Chicago Police HQ After Release of Paul O'Neal Shooting Videos
    CHICAGO, IL - Protesters mobilized immediately after viewing videos that show Chicago Police officers fatally shooting an 18-year-old car thief on Chicago's South Side last week, and shouted down the police superintendent Friday afternoon as he tried to speak during a press conference at police headquarters. The videos were released Friday, Aug.
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Aug 08

CPS announces staff layoffs, how area schools will be affected

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., and Reavis Elementary school, 834 E. 50th St., will both lose one support staff. Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., will lose one teacher. Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., will lose one support staff and two teachers.

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Locally, Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., will lose one teacher and two support staff. Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., will lose one teacher and one support staff.

Locally, Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., will lose one teacher and two support staff. Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., will lose one teacher and one support staff.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., and Reavis Elementary school, 834 E. 50th St., will both lose one support staff. Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., will lose one teacher. Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., will lose one support staff and two teachers.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., and Reavis Elementary school, 834 E. 50th St., will both lose one support staff. Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., will lose one teacher. Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., will lose one support staff and two teachers.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., and Reavis Elementary school, 834 E. 50th St., will both lose one support staff. Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., will lose one teacher. Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., will lose one support staff and two teachers.

    CPS announces staff layoffs, how area schools will be affected
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Last week, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced annual staffing changes for the upcoming school year for staff members across the district. Several schools in Hyde Park will be affected by the cuts. In total, 508 teachers from 387 schools will be impacted.
    http://hpherald.com

Aug 06

Police Supt.: people have ‘right to be upset’ by police shooting

On Saturday, Johnson’s remarks at the Chicago Police headquarters, at 3510 S. Michigan, were not interrupted.

    Police Supt.: people have 'right to be upset' by police shooting
    Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Saturday said people have a "right to be upset" over the video released of an 18-year-old man who was recently shot to death by officers. Having reviewed the video footage of moments leading to and following Paul O'Neal's fatal shooting on July 28, the superintendent said, "I was concerned by some of the things that I saw."
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 05

ATN: August 2016

The Institute Campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes Campus is at 1040 W 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...during late pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum care, and breast feeding. Mercy is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000...

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Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., will host Reggae Fest Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 13, from noon to 9 p.m. Enjoy food, beer, islandthemed drinks, and Caribbean arts and crafts. Tickets are $37.50. Log on to www.reggaefestchicago.com/.

The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired the 16th century Italian Renaissance painting Christ Carrying the Cross by Sebastiano del Piombo from the Colnaghi Gallery in London. The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-3363 or log on to www.artic.edu.

...m. and includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

Ald. Walter Burnett and Chicago Neighbors United will host a Stay in School Picnic Saturday, Aug. 27, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (312) 432-1995.

...with an exhibit of her art called Under the Pleasure Dome in Yates Exhibition Hall, 78 E. Washington St. The show presents 41 pieces; also, workers have planted all the median strips on Michigan...

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will perform Twelfth Night at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St., Friday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, log on to www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will perform Twelfth Night at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St., Friday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, log on to www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

The Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., will feature the Chicago Symphonic Winds on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 3 p...

The Institute Campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes Campus is at 1040 W 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

Back of the Yards Community Market at the Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., Saturdays through Sept. 10. Bronzeville Community Market, Martin Luther King Dr. and 26th St. Dates...

...Market at the Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., Saturdays through Sept. 10. Bronzeville Community Market, Martin Luther King Dr. and 26th St. Dates to be determined, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daley Plaza, Washington and...

...through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Green City Market West Loop, 211 S. Peoria St., Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. McKinley Park Farmers Market...

...Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. McKinley Park Farmers Market, Archer Avenue and 37th Street, Sundays through Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Printers Row Farmers Market...

...Sts., Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pilsen Community Market, 1800 S. Halsted St., Sundays through Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Printers Row, west Polk...

...Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., Thursdays through Sept. 29, 4 to 8 p.m. Willis Tower Farmers Market, 233 S...

...Michigan Ave., Thursdays through Sept. 29, 4 to 8 p.m. Willis Tower Farmers Market, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Thursdays through Oct. 13, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check the City of...

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody. For more information, call (773) 434-4162.

The First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

...in basketball, swimming, powerlifting, alpine skiing, bocce ball, and soccer. The park is located at 2900 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 373-9983...

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs, including wood product manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Hoyne Park Field House, 3431 S. Hamilton Ave. This month’s meeting will be held August 11.

...to developer Donald Mazzoni. The event will be Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St. Call (312) 553-9137, ext. 103...

...the honor from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The school is at 3537 S. Paulina St. Call (773) 535-4836...

The McKinley Park Public Library holds a chess game get together from 3 to 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at 1915 W. 35th St. The event is free, and all chess skill levels are welcome. Participants must be 14 or older. This month’s session will be held Wednesday, August 14.

Movies open to the public will be shown in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Aug. 9, the movie will be Grease...

...For more information, go to www.midtown-metro.org/kickball. The foundation is located at 718 S. Loomis St.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Meetings and parking are free. Call (773) 523-3917.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in a variety of locations on social media, communications plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, analytics, and other topics. Call (312) 369-6400.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and Holiday...

...Synergy real estate brokerage continues its expansion with the opening of its fourth office at 1345 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop. John Sackett, a long-time member of the RE/MAX Synergy...

Online tours of Saint Ignatius College Prep are available. Log on to https://tour.lcp360.com/nocache/stignatius/tour/. Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org.

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., begins preparations for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, “Velika Gospa,” on...

...Monday, Aug 15, festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a religious procession starting at 28th and Princeton Streets, featuring the Our Lady of Sinj icon, and returning to the church for a...

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Rita High School is offering more than 24 summer camps covering art, sports, music, and conditioning. For more information, call (773) 925-6600, ext. 6616. The school is located at 7740 S. Western Ave.

St. Therese Church will celebrate the Feast of San Rocco di Simbario with a novena on Saturday, Aug. 13, and events from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. The church is at 218 W. Alexander St. Call (312) 842-6777.

San Miguel School, 1949 W. 48th St., will host a fundraiser with Jim Peterik of the band Ides of March and World Stage on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St. Log on to www.sanmiguelchicago.org/school-rocks.

San Miguel School, 1949 W. 48th St., will host a fundraiser with Jim Peterik of the band Ides of March and World Stage on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St. Log on to www.sanmiguelchicago.org/school-rocks.

Santa Lucia School will hold summer programs from now through Sunday, Aug. 17, for children ages three through eighth grade. Call (312) 326-1839. The school is at 3017 S. Wells St.

...and children’s games from noon to 5 p.m. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourldayofpompeii.org...

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will host a back to school fair with fun activities, a motivational program, and lunch on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Backpacks and school supplies will be provided. Volunteers are needed to help the day of the fair. Call (312) 225-5300.

Greektown will host Taste of Greece, 100 to 400 S. Halsted St., on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, noon to 11 p.m. Come and...

The Windy City Music Festival will feature bands performing outdoors, food, and merchandise Saturday, Aug. 13, at Teamsters City, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $25 in advance. Participants are urged to bring a lawn chair. Call (312) 217-4801.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email pr@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: August 2016
    CITY OF LEARNING Collaborating for the third year under the banner of Chicago City of Learning, more than 140 organizations are offering more than 5,000 on-site and on-line activities for young people during the summer.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Aug 05

Excellent education, strong curricula highlight local schools’ offerings

De La Salle Institute, Institute Campus (Boys) 3434 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 842-7355, Lourdes Hall Campus (Girls) 1040 W. 32nd Pl., (773) 650-6800, www...

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A Child’s Space, 1020 S. Wabash, Ste. 100, (312) 431-1234, fax: (312) 431-1312, www.achildsspace.com. Hours are 7...

Children of Peace, 1900 W. Taylor St., (312) 243-8186, www.childrenofpeacechicago.org, czaffaroni@childrenofpeaceschool.org. Children of Peace School is a...

Evergreen Academy Middle School, 3537 S. Paulina St., (773) 535-4836, fax (773) 535-4853, www.evergreenacademyms.com. Located in the McKinley Park...

The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW), 751 N. State St. and 120 S. Desplaines St, (312) 466-0700, www.fxw.org. Founded in 1989, FXW...

The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW), 751 N. State St. and 120 S. Desplaines St, (312) 466-0700, www.fxw.org. Founded in 1989, FXW is a Catholic, Independent school...

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., (773) 797-5107, www.fwparker.org, facebook.com/parkerchicago,twitter.com/fwparker. Francis W. Parker...

Santa Lucia School, 3017 S Wells St., (312) 326-1839, santaluciaschool.net. Located in the Bridgeport/Armour Square area, Santa Lucia School...

St. Barbara Elementary School, 2867 S. Throop St., (312) 326-6243, fax (312) 842-7960, www.stbarbaraschool.org. Founded in 1910, St. Barbara...

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-7668, www.stjeromeschool.net. St. Jerome Catholic School (SJCS) has embarked on a...

St. Malachy School, 2252 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 733-2252, info@stmalachychicago.com, www.stmalachychicago.com. St. Malachy is a Catholic school...

St. Pius V School, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-1590, www.SaintPiusV.org. Every day at St. Pius V School, students follow...

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., (312) 326-2837, principal@sttheresechicago.org, www.sttheresechicago.org. The school is located in the...

Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St., (312) 491-1600, fax (312) 491-1616, www.Chicagohopeacademy.org, Facebook: Chicago Hope Academy, Instagram...

...Institute, Institute Campus (Boys) 3434 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 842-7355, Lourdes Hall Campus (Girls) 1040 W. 32nd Pl., (773) 650-6800, www.dls.org. Founded in 1889 by the Brothers of the Christian...

Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, 3737 W. 99th St., (773) 881-6500, www.mothermcauley.org. Mother McAuley is a Catholic educational community committed to...

Saint Ignatius College Prep, 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 421-5900, fax (312) 421-7124, www.ignatius.org. A Jesuit Catholic school, Saint...

The University of Illinois at Chicago, 700 S. Halsted St. (main campus address), 1200 W. Harrison, Ste. 1100 (admissions), (312) 996-4350, https://admissions.uic...

The University of Illinois at Chicago, 700 S. Halsted St. (main campus address), 1200 W. Harrison, Ste. 1100 (admissions), (312) 996-4350, https://admissions.uic.edu. The University of Illinois at...

Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park (HSA), 2245 W. Pershing Rd., (773) 247-8400, info@hsamckinley.org. Horizon Science Academy (HSA) is a K-12, STEM...

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria, (312) 786-9428, www.meritmusic.org. Merit School of Music transforms the lives of Chicago...

Upbeat Music School, 3000 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-5896, www.@UpbeatMusicChicago.com,info@UpbeatMusicChicago.com. The school is open every day...

    Gazette Chicago " Excellent education, strong curricula highlight local schools' offerings
    August 5, 2016 By Susan Fong Local schools are the bedrock of a good education. There are many educational options in this area that provide parents with the confidence to know that their youngsters are learning in a great environment.
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Aug 04

Updated Aug 05

Hats in the ring: Three community members announce run for 4th Ward Alderman

...the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, held a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at 2775 S. Wabash Ave. to announce his run. Later this evening at 9 p.m. Real Estate Attorney Ebony...

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Since Will Burns’ untimely resignation in March, many community members have been focusing on the future of aldermanic leadership for the 4th Ward, which covers parts of Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park.

    Hats in the ring: Three community members announce run for 4th Ward Alderman
    Since Will Burns' untimely resignation in March, many community members have been focusing on the future of aldermanic leadership for the 4th Ward, which covers parts of Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park. Thursday night, Aug. 4, three community members announced their plans to run in the special election for 4th Ward Alderman in February 2017.
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  • mikep621 63 yo Black Man, Obsessed Community Activist

    I will be addressing the CTA Board of Directors this coming Wednesday August 10th (10:30am) about upgrading the in-city Metra Electric District service to be part of CTA's 'L' System. Also the Metra Board on Wednesday August 24th (10:30am), and the RTA Board the next day Thursday August 25th (8:30am).

    Please attend if you can:
    http://bit.ly/GrayLineInfo
    http://www.modernmetraelectric.org

Aug 04

17-year-old assaulted on Green Line train, police say

...The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. on a southbound Green Line train near 3500 S. State Street.According to police, the 17-year-old told them she and the man were the...

    17-year-old assaulted on Green Line train, police say
    Chicago police said a 17-year-old girl was touched inappropriately Thursday morning on a CTA train. The teen was assaulted by a black man between the ages of 30 and 35, according to police. The incident happened around 7:45 a.m. on a southbound Green Line train near 3500 S. State Street.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Aug 04

Woman missing from Grand Boulevard neighborhood

Ayanna Martinez, 28, was last seen Tuesday in the 400 block of East 41st Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

    Woman missing from Grand Boulevard neighborhood
    A woman has been reported missing from Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Ayanna Martinez, 28, was last seen Tuesday in the 400 block of East 41st Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She is described as a black woman with a light complexion who stands 5-foot-4 and weighs 100 pounds, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 04

Nanogrid Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

...on Wednesday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Keating Sports Center gymnasium (3040 S Wabash Ave., Chicago). This will be a good opportunity for everyone to see an islandable nanogrid in...

    Nanogrid Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    You are cordially invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the first hybrid AC-DC nanogrid at the Illinois Tech Microgrid on Wednesday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m. in the Keating Sports Center gymnasium (3040 S Wabash Ave., Chicago). This will be a good opportunity for everyone to see an islandable nanogrid in operation.
    https://iit.edu

Aug 04

2 Killed, 9 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago

...24-year-old was sitting in a parked car about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Michigan when someone in a black pickup shot him in the back, police said. He took...

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About 3:15 p.m., the two victims were on a sidewalk in the 4500 block of North Sheridan when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, according to police. They were taken to...

The man was driving in the 8400 block of South Stony Island about 2:15 p.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been hit in the upper torso, police said.

About 11:35 p.m., a 37-year-old woman got into an argument with two males in the 1300 block of South Independence before one of them pulled out a gun and shot her, according to police. She suffered a graze wound to the right foot and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

...South Side. The 29-year-old was outside about 7:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place when he heard gunshots and realized he’d been hit in the lower left leg...

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, another man was shot in West Englewood. The 22-year-old was shot in the 6200 block of South Honore at 2:25 p.m., police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left buttock.

...36-year-old was walking on the sidewalk at 12:18 a.m. in the 1100 block of East 82nd Street when a male walked up and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in...

...on the West Side. The 51-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Polk at 12:18 a.m. when two armed males approached him and announced a robbery...

...year-old man was walking on the sidewalk at 12:17 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Commercial when someone in a nearby silver car fired shots, police said. He was shot in...

    2 Killed, 9 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Two people were killed and nine others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, according to Chicago Police. A 57-year-old woman was killed and a 58-year-old man wounded when they were caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Wednesday afternoon on the North Side, police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Aug 04

Police: 2 dead, 9 wounded in Wednesday shootings

...24-year-old was sitting in a parked car about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Michigan when someone in a black pickup shot him in the back, police said. He took...

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About 3:15 p.m., the two victims were on a sidewalk in the 4500 block of North Sheridan when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, according to police. They were taken to...

The man was driving in the 8400 block of South Stony Island about 2:15 p.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been hit in the upper torso, police said.

About 11:35 p.m., a 37-year-old woman got into an argument with two males in the 1300 block of South Independence before one of them pulled out a gun and shot her, according to police. She suffered a graze wound to the right foot and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

...South Side. The 29-year-old was outside about 7:15 p.m. in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place when he heard gunshots and realized he’d been hit in the lower left leg...

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, another man was shot in West Englewood. The 22-year-old was shot in the 6200 block of South Honore at 2:25 p.m., police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left buttock.

...36-year-old was walking on the sidewalk at 12:18 a.m. in the 1100 block of East 82nd Street when a male walked up and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in...

...on the West Side. The 51-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Polk at 12:18 a.m. when two armed males approached him and announced a robbery...

...year-old man was walking on the sidewalk at 12:17 a.m. in the 8900 block of South Commercial when someone in a nearby silver car fired shots, police said. He was shot in...

    Police: 2 dead, 9 wounded in Wednesday shootings
    Two people were killed and nine others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, according to Chicago Police. A 57-year-old woman was killed and a 58-year-old man wounded when they were caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Wednesday afternoon on the North Side, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 04

Man critically wounded in Grand Boulevard shooting

The 24-year-old was shot in the back about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Michigan, according to Chicago Police.

    Man critically wounded in Grand Boulevard shooting
    A man was critically wounded in a shooting late Wednesday in the South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The 24-year-old was shot in the back about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Michigan, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 03

Hales Franciscan High School suspends school year

“We want to sit down and engage different community groups and educational stakeholders in what an urban curriculum looks like for young African American men,” Spann Cooper said about Hales, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., which returned to an all male high school during the 2015-2016 school year.

    Hales Franciscan High School suspends school year
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hales Franciscan High School announced on Wednesday, July 27, that it is suspending its upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The school's board of directors made the decision to suspend next year's programs but will resume in the 2017-2018 school year.
    http://hpherald.com

Aug 03

Mary Ella Smith, 80

Smith grew up in Chicago and was an elementary school teacher for most of her life, teaching in Chicago Public Schools for over 30 years. For most of her teaching career, Smith taught at Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St.

    Mary Ella Smith, 80
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Mary Ella Smith, who was former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington's fiancé, passed away on Thursday, June 9. Smith died at her Washington Park home after succumbing to an illness. She was 80 years old.
    http://hpherald.com

Aug 03

Two Teenagers Were Shot Tuesday Night, In Logan Square And Kenwood

...14-year-old boy was standing on the front porch of a house in the 5000 block of S. Drexel Ave., in Kenwood, when, at 9:53 p.m., a person in a black sedan fired...

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Police responded to a call of shots fired at 9:10 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Wrightwood, in Logan Square. A 15-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, according to police. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital and listed in stable condition

    Two Teenagers Were Shot Tuesday Night, In Logan Square And Kenwood
    Two teenage boys were shot within an hour of each other in separate incidents on Tuesday night, a police spokeswoman told Chicagoist. Police responded to a call of shots fired at 9:10 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Wrightwood, in Logan Square. A 15-year-old boy had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, according to police.
    http://chicagoist.com

Aug 03

14-year-old shot in Kenwood

The boy was sitting on his front porch on the 5000 block of South Drexel Boulevard when shots were fired from a black Sedan. He was hit in the left leg and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

    14-year-old shot in Kenwood
    By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern A 14-year-old male was shot in the Kenwood neighborhood Tuesday, Aug. 2, at approximately 9:50 p.m., according to the Chicago Police Department. The boy was sitting on his front porch on the 5000 block of South Drexel Boulevard when shots were fired from a black Sedan.
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Aug 03

1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

The boy was sitting on a front porch at 9:53 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Drexel when someone opened fire from a black car, police said. He was shot in the...

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Donta J. Lee was walking on a sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Gladys when a gunman got out of a white car and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

...Ukrainian Village neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of West Chicago Avenue when someone fired shots from a light-colored sedan, police said. He was shot in...

...a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest and left wrist in the 1900 block of East 81st Street in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. Friends took him to South Shore Hospital, but...

...Northwest Side. He was standing on the sidewalk with a group of males in the 2600 block of North Lawndale at 9:08 p.m. when another male walked up and opened fire, police said...

About 7 p.m., a 49-year-old man was shot in the back in the 2000 block of East 80th Street in another South Chicago attack, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The man may have not have been the intended target of the shooting.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, a man was shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 21-year-old was shot in the abdomen at 5:08 p.m. in the 2800 block of North Austin, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition was stabilized.

...year-old man was shot in the back about 4:45 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Albany, police said. Someone dropped him off at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in...

    1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - One man was killed and at least seven other people, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The 29-year-old man was shot to death about 12:30 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Donta J.
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Aug 03

1 dead, 7 wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago

The boy was sitting on a front porch at 9:53 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Drexel when someone opened fire from a black car, police said. He was shot in the...

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Chicago Police investigate in the 5200 block of West Gladys, where a man was shot to death early Tuesday. | Network Video Productions

...Ukrainian Village neighborhood on the West Side. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of West Chicago Avenue when someone fired shots from a light-colored sedan, police said. He was shot in...

...a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest and left wrist in the 1900 block of East 81st Street in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. Friends took him to South Shore Hospital, but...

...Northwest Side. He was standing on the sidewalk with a group of males in the 2600 block of North Lawndale at 9:08 p.m. when another male walked up and opened fire, police said...

About 7 p.m., a 49-year-old man was shot in the back in the 2000 block of East 80th Street in another South Chicago attack, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The man may have not have been the intended target of the shooting.

Earlier Tuesday afternoon, a man was shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 21-year-old was shot in the abdomen at 5:08 p.m. in the 2800 block of North Austin, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition was stabilized.

...year-old man was shot in the back about 4:45 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Albany, police said. Someone dropped him off at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in...

    1 dead, 7 wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago
    One man was killed and at least seven other people, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. The 29-year-old man was shot to death about 12:30 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Donta J.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 03

14-year-old boy shot in Kenwood

The boy was sitting on a front porch at 9:53 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Drexel when someone nearby in a black car opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

    14-year-old boy shot in Kenwood
    A 14-year-old boy was shot Tuesday night in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. The boy was sitting on a front porch at 9:53 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Drexel when someone nearby in a black car opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 18

Updated Aug 02

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

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2405 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 01053, 41.4822, -81.6697

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 02

Kenwood residents meet to discuss revitalization of Hyde Park/Indiana bus route

...portion of the route off again in November 2012, so that it now starts at 35th Street and South Michigan Avenue, rather than at the Drexel Square Apartments to the South...

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Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

...scenario, it would stop at multiple senior homes as well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555...

...well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they...

...Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they need to be able to get downtown more...

    Kenwood residents meet to discuss revitalization of Hyde Park/Indiana bus route
    By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.
    http://hpherald.com

Aug 02

Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship Groundbreaking – August 25

You are invited to an official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at noon at the future site of the Kaplan Institute located directly north of Hermann Hall (3241 South Federal Street

    Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship Groundbreaking - August 25
    We're breaking ground . . . and inspiring innovation. Thanks to the generosity of more than 220 donors, we are breaking ground on the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship. You are invited to an official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at noon at the future site of the Kaplan Institute located directly north of Hermann Hall (3241 South Federal Street Chicago).
    https://iit.edu

Jul 31

Man, 20, shot, wounded in Bronzeville back yard

Someone walked up to him about 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East 37th Street and shot him, according to the police, who said he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

Jul 29

Updated Jul 30

Chicago Black Eats Week

...Eats in studio:Turkey Chop 3506 W. Chicago Avenue (Humboldt Park)Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)Pies N Cones on 3343 N...

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...and cupcakes to audienceWe highlighted 4 restaurants from Black Chicago Eats in studio:Turkey Chop 3506 W. Chicago Avenue (Humboldt Park)Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on...

...Humboldt Park)Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)Pies N Cones on 3343 N. Broadway (Lakeview)Full List: http://blackchicagoeats.com...

...King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)Pies N Cones on 3343 N. Broadway (Lakeview)Full List: http://blackchicagoeats.com...

    Chicago Black Eats Week
    Chicago Black Eats week started as a dare when foodies challenged writer Toure Muhammad to create a list of black owned Chicago restaurants. Expecting to only find 15, Toure was shocked when the list grew to 200! He stopped by to tell us more about Black Chicago Eats.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It is a casual place and samdwiches are cheap. Let me know what u think. EGP residents need to support local businesses. There is alot of lip service but very few take action.

  • ^^^^ agree 100 % same with HP. We need to support our local businesses. I'm a huge advocate of speak with you $. We should try to organize angryblock meet ups we could rotate the meetibgs at different local businesses!

    Put a face to the moniker and support local business. Win win.

    I might be getting a little too drum circle now sorry.

Jul 28

Hales Franciscan board will focus on resetting school during suspension year

“We want to sit down and engage different community groups and educational stakeholders in what an urban curriculum looks like for young African American men,” Spann Cooper said about Hales, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., which returned to an all male high school during the 2015-2016 school year.

    Hales Franciscan board will focus on resetting school during suspension year
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hales Franciscan High School announced on Wednesday, July 27, that it is suspending its upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The school's board of directors made the decision to suspend next year's programs but will resume in the 2017-2018 school year.
    http://hpherald.com

Jul 28

Five Great Things to Do in Chicago This Week

...the Chicago Poetry Block Party from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Wabash. I’m reading, [Crescendo co-director] Nate [Marshall] is reading, and I’m especially excited...

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7/28–31. Free. Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. newberry.org

7/28–8/7. $37–$47. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com

...Anita Alvarez as state’s attorney. That’s an open barbecue at Ronnieman Park, at 53rd and King—it’s the part of Washington Park they renamed for Ronald Johnson, a man killed...

7/31–11/27. Free. Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton. experimentalsoundstudio.org

    Five Great Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, July 27 through August 2, 2016 Classical:Robert Schumann scribbled reams of piano music: It was his sole output for the first 10 years of his career. Only one piano concerto, however, made its way into his catalog.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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