13 hours ago

Low voter turnout tells the tale in 4th Ward Special Election

“It was slow but steady,” said Jacque Mills, election coordinator at the 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. polling place. “ It picked up a little later on but it was slow all day.”

Things were also moving slowly at Alpha Tower, 936 E. 47th St. A poll worker, who did not wish to be named said the voting as not heavy or steady.

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Marcella Miller, standing in the quiet voting station at Beulah Shoesmith School, 1330 E. 50th St., said the same.

At the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S Kenwood Ave.,

Half an hour before the polls closed, Diane Carter and Victor Caruth watched a handful of deserted voting booth at Harper Square Cooperative , 4850 S. Lake Park Ave.

    Low voter turnout tells the tale in 4th Ward Special Election
    By CHRIST AMATI Staff Writer The story was the same at polling places late into the evening, Feb. 28, for the 4th Ward Alderman Special Election. "It was slow but steady," said Jacque Mills, election coordinator at the 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. polling place.
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13 hours ago

Ald. Sophia King pulls out victory in 4th Ward special election

...win. Surrounded by about 60 friends, campaign workers and well-wishers at her campaign headquarters, 641 E. 39th St., she smiled, hugged and shook hands with them as they waited nervously for the Board...

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Familiar faces in the crowd at King’s victory party at Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47th St., included Alds. Leslie Hairston (5th), Walter Burnett Jr. (27th), Joe Moore (49th), Ricardo Muñoz...

    Ald. Sophia King pulls out victory in 4th Ward special election
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Ald. Sophia King (4th) secured the alderman's seat in the fourth ward special election Tuesday night, Feb. 28, in what she called a victory for the community. King received 4,286 votes, (just over 63 percent), while candidates Ebony D. Lucas received 1,179 votes (17.5 percent), Marcellus H.
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22 hours ago

Early turnout for 4th Ward Special Election light

A poll worker who didn’t wish to be named also described the number of voters as “light.” The poll worker said about 20 voters had cast ballots and a total of 11 had been counted at Washington Square Apartments, 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Irene Hawkins, an election volunteer at the Alpha Tower Apartments polling place, 936 E. 47th St., said that early voting had not been heavy but that it would probably pick up by mid-afternoon.

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Marcellus Moore Jr., one of the five candidates running in the 4th Ward aldermanic special election, stood outside Beulah Shoesmith School, 1330 E. 50th St., Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, and expressed cautious optimism at the turnout.

...were there by 11 a.m. The total number of votes at the Neighborhood Club, 5480 S Kenwood Ave., was 24 at 9:20 a.m., almost three and a half hours after the...

...almost three and a half hours after the polls opened. At the polling place at 4850 S. Lake Park Ave., things weren’t much busier...

    Early turnout for 4th Ward Special Election light
    By CHRISTOPHER AMATI Staff Writer Marcellus Moore Jr., one of the five candidates running in the 4th Ward aldermanic special election, stood outside Beulah Shoesmith School, 1330 E. 50th St., Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, and expressed cautious optimism at the turnout.
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38 hours ago

4th Ward Special Election Day Guide

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

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

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

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

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

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

    4th Ward Special Election Day Guide
    Follow our 4th Ward Special Election Day coverage throughout the day, Feb. 28, at hpherald.com. 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.
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4 days ago

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.
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5 days 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.
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Feb 16

Updated 6 days ago

Video Shows Takiya Holmes' Alleged Killer Beaten At Courthouse

Jones turned himself in to police late Tuesday night, officers said at a news conference Wednesday morning at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

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...marijuana in an area the Black Disciples had claimed as their drug-selling territory near 65th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, prosecutors said...

Jones was armed with a loaded semi-automatic gun with an extended clip when he began firing toward the drug rivals in the 6500 block of South King Drive, according to Santini.

    Video Shows Takiya Holmes' Alleged Killer Beaten At Courthouse
    CHICAGO - A newly released video shows an accused murderer using a few seconds of being unrestrained at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse to pummel the 19-year-old who was just arrested for allegedly killing 11-year-old Takiya Holmes. Antwan Jones was sitting in a chair at the courthouse, apparently sleeping while awaiting his bond hearing Wednesday.
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  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    Higher RE taxes, higher water bills, new taxes, proposed higher state income taxes, meanwhile the state and the city are bankrupt. It's not like this everywhere, is it? As your RE taxes go up, the value of your home goes down. As other taxes go up, the value of your paycheck goes down. City and state employees making far more than average household income is unfair to the vast majority of the real middle and working class families.

  • There's a real problem with cook county tax assessment process. They over appraise your property then when you appeal it with a recent appraisal ,they come back with a higher value than the appraisal.

6 days ago

Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago with Free Art & Music

WHERE: South Side Community Art Center  |   3831 S. Michigan Avenue  |  773-373-1026

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WHERE: Stony Island Arts Bank  |  6760 S. Stony Island Avenue  |   312-857-5561

WHERE: Symphony Center  |  220 S. Michigan Avenue  |  312-294-3000

    Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago with Free Art & Music
    February in Chicago always brings a host of cultural selections, and the choices are even richer to honor Black History Month. Most of the city's museums, libraries and theaters showcase aspects of black culture for the month with engaging events. From galleries to orchestras, enjoy the legacy of black creativity with these upcoming highlights.
    http://www.choosechicago.com

Feb 22

4th Ward Aldermanic Special Election

...Right now, 45th and Cottage Grove, there is a development that will start this Spring. It’s a $35 million development...

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...at what things needed to be done — fix sidewalks and streets. I did little in Hyde Park and Kenwood. But most of the resources went to parts of the community that really needed it...

    4th Ward Aldermanic Special Election
    After the resignation of former Ald. Will Burns of the 4th Ward in March 2016, Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed educator and long-time resident Sophia King to the post back in April. It's been 10 months since she has been wearing the hat and the day she accepted the position, it has prepared her to begin the campaign process of maintaining this seat.
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Feb 22

Man fatally shot in Bronzeville

Chicago police say an argument between the 55-year-old victim and the other man escalated and turned into a fight, near 45th and Cottage Grove, shortly after midnight Wednesday.

    Man fatally shot in Bronzeville
    CHICAGO, Ill. - An argument between two men in the Bronzeville neighborhood ended with one man shooting and killing the other. Chicago Police say argument between the 55-year-old victim and the other man escalated and turned into a fight, near 45th and Cottage Grove, shortly after midnight Wednesday.
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Feb 21

South Side Art Center Introduces New Exhibit Celebrating 'Cultural Giants'

Curated by artist Dorian Sylvain, “Celebrating Our Cultural Giants & Ancestors” is the first show of the art center's 2017 exhibition season. It "celebrates visionaries and illustrates the continuum of their influence" officials said. It can be seen at 3831 S. Michigan Ave.

    South Side Art Center Introduces New Exhibit Celebrating 'Cultural Giants'
    DOUGLAS - A new exhibit commemorating local cultural heroes who have built bridges, platforms, institutions and more, can be seen at the South Side Community Art Center through April 15. Curated by artist Dorian Sylvain, "Celebrating Our Cultural Giants & Ancestors" is the first show of the art center's 2017 exhibition season.
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Feb 20

Woman shot on 5000 Block of South Drexel Sunday night

A 33-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night, Feb. 19, on the 5000 block of S. Drexel Blvd., at 11:52 p.m.

...pain. The driver of the vehicle transported the victim to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim was later transferred to Stroger Hospital...

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...with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, 1969 W. Ogden Ave., in critical condition...

    Woman shot on 5000 Block of South Drexel Sunday night
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A 33-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night, Feb. 19, on the 5000 block of S. Drexel Blvd., at 11:52 p.m. The victim was traveling northbound in a black SUV when she heard shots and felt pain. The driver of the vehicle transported the victim to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S.
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Feb 20

Meditation Music at Krishna House

Listen to some enchanting meditation music today (Monday, February 20) from 7:30–8.30 p.m. at the Krishna House (3135 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago).

    Meditation Music at Krishna House
    Listen to some enchanting meditation music today (Monday, February 20) from 7:30-8.30 p.m. at the Krishna House (3135 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago). Tasty food will be provided after the event. Tell your friends and spread the word.
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Feb 20

Woman shot, seriously wounded in Bronzeville

At 11:52 p.m., the 33-year-old was a passenger in a black SUV driving north in the 5000 block of South Drexel when she heard gunfire and realized she’d been shot in the back, according to Chicago Police.

    Woman shot, seriously wounded in Bronzeville
    A woman was shot and seriously wounded late Sunday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. At 11:52 p.m., the 33-year-old was a passenger in a black SUV driving north in the 5000 block of South Drexel when she heard gunfire and realized she'd been shot in the back, according to Chicago Police.
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Feb 20

Missing 60-year-old woman last seen in Englewood

Watson frequents the areas of 37th Street and Wabash Avenue in Bronzeville, and 73rd Street and Stewart Avenue in Englewood, police said.

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Lillie Watson was last seen Saturday in the area of 72nd and Peoria streets, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She was wearing a burgundy sweater and black pants.

Watson frequents the areas of 37th Street and Wabash Avenue in Bronzeville, and 73rd Street and Stewart Avenue in Englewood, police said.

    Missing 60-year-old woman last seen in Englewood
    A 60-year-old woman reported missing Sunday was last seen in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Lillie Watson was last seen Saturday in the area of 72nd and Peoria streets, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She was wearing a burgundy sweater and black pants.
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Feb 18

29th Annual National Black Nurses Day Celebration

...Day Celebration are free. You can register at the event site at Apostolic Faith Church (3823 S. Indiana Ave., Chicago). Chairwoman for the celebration, Dr. Sandra M. Webb Booker, RN, PhD, and Toni L...

    29th Annual National Black Nurses Day Celebration
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW Nurses from across the Chicago area are celebrating the 29th Annual National Black Nurses Day on Friday, February 24, 2017. The event brings together nurses to talk about the issues facing their profession and to learn new ways to assist patients every day.
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Feb 18

Fulton County Health Dept. wants schools to avoid flu outbreak

•             Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, GA  30331.

    Fulton County Health Dept. wants schools to avoid flu outbreak
    Educators, Students and Parents Encouraged to a Get Flu Shot - STAT It's not too late to get your flu shot! That's the message from the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness to local educators, parents, students and anyone concerned about recent severe outbreaks of the flu.
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Feb 17

Chicago Defender, Power 92 and NBC-5 Host “Adopt-A-School/Know Your History Calendar Drive”

WHERE:         The Chicago Defender, 4445 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive

    Chicago Defender, Power 92 and NBC-5 Host "Adopt-A-School/Know Your History Calendar Drive"
    CALENDAR DRIVE TO CULMINATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY PROVIDING YOUTH WITH SELF-PRIDE AND TIMELESS KNOWLEDGE You'll never know where you're going, unless you first know where you've been. Join The Educational Network (TEN), its media partners and local civic and corporate notables for the Adopt-A-School/Know Your History Calendar Drive which will put "Our History Today!
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Feb 17

Gov. Rauner Meets With Defender’s Editorial Board

Nothing was off-limits in an hourlong sit-down with Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Chicago Defender’s office, 4445 S. King Dr., on Feb. 10.

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...ITA appointees — Robert Schillerstrom, Joseph Gomez, Rev. Corey Brooks of New Beginnings Church of Chicago, 6620 S. King Dr., among others — for spearheading inclusion efforts.  Since 2015, the ITA tripled the number of minority...

    Gov. Rauner Meets With Defender's Editorial Board
    Nothing was off-limits in an hourlong sit-down with Gov. Bruce Rauner at the Chicago Defender's office, 4445 S. King Dr., on Feb. 10. Rauner's visit came on the heels of the Illinois Department of Transportation's announcement for a proposed $2.7 billion expansion project of the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway, of which the governor pledged to reserve contract opportunities for minority-owned businesses.
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Feb 16

Obama makes visit to Chicago for the first time since leaving the White House

...God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), South Shore Chamber, and the Chicago Urban League...

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...County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Bryon T. Brazier pastor of Apostolic Church of God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald...

    Obama makes visit to Chicago for the first time since leaving the White House
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Former President Barack Obama was in Chicago yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 15, for the first time since leaving the White House last month. Obama met with leaders to discuss the future Obama Presidential Center (OPC), which will be housed in Jackson Park according to an Obama Foundation representative.
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Feb 15

This Historic Bronzeville Greystone Mansion Is On Sale For $1.3M

The house is located at 4500 S. Michigan Ave. and is being listed for sale on Estately.

    This Historic Bronzeville Greystone Mansion Is On Sale For $1.3M
    fullscreen A 10,000 square-foot, landmark greystone mansion in historic Bronzeville is on the market for $1.3 million. The home is three stories, with an additional, 2,400 square foot coach house. It features a Georgian marble exterior, interior elements with hand-carved oak, a carriage side-drive, a 1500 square-foo ballroom, a chef's kitchen, 27 rooms and five bathrooms. It's an historic landmark site, according to realtors.
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Feb 14

Historic Grand Boulevard mansion lists for $1.3M

4500 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60653 [Estately]

    Historic Grand Boulevard mansion lists for $1.3M
    The stately mansion was built in the 1890s by the wealthy Chicago meatpacker Gustavus Swift.
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Feb 14

Man shot on Drexel Avenue Monday night

A man was shot Monday night, Feb. 13, on the 4700 Block of South Drexel Avenue.

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A friend took him to St. Bernard Hospital, 326 W. 64th St., in stable condition. No one is in custody. Police are investigating.

    Man shot on Drexel Avenue Monday night
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A man was shot Monday night, Feb. 13, on the 4700 Block of South Drexel Avenue. According to the Chicago Police Department, the victim was standing on the sidewalk around 9 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the left foot.
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Feb 14

Woman, 67, missing from Grand Boulevard

Lovie Kye disappeared around 8 a.m. from the 4200 block of South Vincennes, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Feb 14

Man shot in foot on Bronzeville sidewalk

The 30-year-old heard gunfire about 9 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Drexel and realized he’d been hit, according to Chicago Police.

Feb 14

Woman, 67, missing from Grand Boulevard

Lovie Kye disappeared around 8 a.m. from the 4200 block of South Vincennes, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

    Woman, 67, missing from Grand Boulevard
    Police are searching for a 67-year-old woman who suffers from memory loss and went missing Monday morning from the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Lovie Kye disappeared around 8 a.m. from the 4200 block of South Vincennes, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
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Feb 14

Man shot in foot on Bronzeville sidewalk

The 30-year-old heard gunfire about 9 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Drexel and realized he’d been hit, according to Chicago Police.

Feb 13

Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago Free Art & Music

WHERE: South Side Community Art Center  |   3831 S. Michigan Avenue  |  773-373-1026

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WHERE: Stony Island Arts Bank  |  6760 S. Stony Island Avenue  |   312-857-5561

WHERE: Symphony Center  |  220 S. Michigan Avenue  |  312-294-3000

    Celebrate Black History Month in Chicago Free Art & Music
    February in Chicago always brings a host of cultural selections, and the choices are even richer to honor Black History Month. Most of the city's museums, libraries and theaters showcase aspects of black culture for the month with engaging events. From galleries to orchestras, enjoy the legacy of black creativity with these upcoming highlights.
    http://www.choosechicago.com

Feb 13

Meditation Music at Krishna House

Listen to meditation music tonight (Monday, February 13) from 7:30–8.30 p.m. at IIT Krishna House (3135 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago).

    Meditation Music at Krishna House
    Listen to meditation music tonight (Monday, February 13) from 7:30-8.30 p.m. at IIT Krishna House (3135 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago). Tasty, karma-free vegetarian food will be provided after the event. Spread the word.
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Feb 13

Two Assault Rifles Found During Brighton Park Arrest Thursday Night: Police

At a Friday press conference at police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced the arrest of a 16- and 17-year-old boy Thursday night found with an AK-47 and a .223 caliber rifle.

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He said officers heard gunshots near 48th Street and Loomis Street while patrolling Back of the Yards Friday night.

The officers chased three people in a stolen car to the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, where they caught the two boys, according to police. Police said they are still searching for the third person from the car.

    Two Assault Rifles Found During Brighton Park Arrest Thursday Night: Police
    DOUGLAS - Police said Friday they have recovered two high-powered rifles believed to have been used in recent shootings in Brighton Park. At a Friday press conference at police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., police Supt. Eddie Johnson announced the arrest of a 16- and 17-year-old boy Thursday night found with an AK-47 and a .223 caliber rifle.
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Feb 11

Mid-year cuts made as Rauner freezes CPS spending

The schools in the area with the least amount of budget cuts are Ray Elementary, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., at $30,120 in cuts, and Reavis Elementary, 834 E. 50th, with only $20,382 in cuts.

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Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., is seeing the biggest cut out of the local schools in the area, with $236,816 being cut from the budget. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is also seeing a significant cut of $160,514 from its budget.

Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., is seeing the biggest cut out of the local schools in the area, with $236,816 being cut from the budget. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is also seeing a significant cut of $160,514 from its budget.

Bret Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., will see $36,951 in cuts; Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is looking...

...Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., will see $36,951 in cuts; Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is looking at $79,425 in cuts; Shoesmith Elementary, 1330 E. 50th St. has $63...

...Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is looking at $79,425 in cuts; Shoesmith Elementary, 1330 E. 50th St. has $63,500 in cuts, and Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., has a...

...Shoesmith Elementary, 1330 E. 50th St. has $63,500 in cuts, and Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., has a total of $36,951 being cut from its budget...

The schools in the area with the least amount of budget cuts are Ray Elementary, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., at $30,120 in cuts, and Reavis Elementary, 834 E. 50th, with only $20,382 in cuts.

    Mid-year cuts made as Rauner freezes CPS spending
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced mid-year cuts to schools' budgets this week because of a $46 million freeze in school spending from Gov. Bruce Rauner. Each school in the district is seeing different amounts cut from their original budget: anywhere from $20,000 to over $200,000 in cuts.
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Feb 10

Top Cop Eddie Johnson Feeling Better After Health Scare

“Don’t I look great?” Johnson said after a Friday press conference at police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave. “I feel a lot better, I learned my lesson.”

    Top Cop Eddie Johnson Feeling Better After Health Scare
    DOUGLAS - Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday he's learned his lesson about taking his high blood pressure medication on an empty stomach. Johnson, 56, nearly collapsed at a press conference on Jan. 27 and was taken to Christ Hospital. On Friday, Johnson said he's feeling good. "Don't I look great?"
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Feb 10

4 men charged with running South Side heroin market

...the U.S. attorney’s office. The heroin was stored in an apartment in the 4700 block of King Drive and often sold out of the 3500 block of Calumet Avenue and other parts of...

...an apartment in the 4700 block of King Drive and often sold out of the 3500 block of Calumet Avenue and other parts of the Bronzeville neighborhood...

    4 men charged with running South Side heroin market
    Four Chicago men are facing federal drug charges for allegedly running a heroin market in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood. An investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Chicago Police Department found that the four men were selling heroin using a shared cellphone number they called the "Vanna White Line," according to a statement from the U.S.
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Feb 10

A Chicago Phone Number To Buy Heroin Got 1,000 Calls A Day, Feds Say

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said at Chicago Police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., that the prosecutors believe the 15 people arrested were selling more than 11 kilograms of heroin every six months through a single phone line investigators dubbed “the Vanna White line.”

The drug deals would often actually happen on the 3500 block of South Calumet Avenue, not far from where the heroin was believed to be stored on the 4700 block of South King Drive, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The drug deals would often actually happen on the 3500 block of South Calumet Avenue, not far from where the heroin was believed to be stored on the 4700 block of South King Drive, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Police said the investigation ramped up after a 16-year-old shot and killed a 49-year-old Yvonne Nelson, a 311 dispatcher who was getting a cup of coffee on May 20 when she was caught in the crossfire outside the Starbucks on the 3500 block of South Martin Luther King Drive.

    A Chicago Phone Number To Buy Heroin Got 1,000 Calls A Day, Feds Say
    DOUGLAS - Chicago Police and federal prosecutors said Friday they've arrested 15 people involved in a heroin operation that included buyers first calling a hotline to set up a meeting spot. And that hotline was so busy, the feds say it rang about 1,000 times a day. U.S.
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Feb 10

Officers cleared of accusations of racial profiling congressman

Two officers pulled Congressman Rush over last summer at 47th and King Drive.

    Officers cleared of accusations of racial profiling congressman
    CHICAGO -- The officers who pulled over Congressman Bobby Rush last summer have been cleared of racial profiling. The police bodycam video was released today from that traffic stop. Two officers pulled Congressman Rush over last summer at 47th and King Drive. A dispatcher said his license plates were registered to a Cadillac.
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Feb 08

Updated Feb 09

4th Ward Alderman Special Election Coverage

...funding for a new field at Dunbar Park, and a new $35 million development at 45th Street and Cottage Grove. That project is especially exciting to me, as it will be done in partnership with...

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While the election is on Feb. 28, open voting is currently available to registered voters of the 4th Ward. Early voting is available at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners’ office, 69 W. Washington St. If necessary, a run-off election will take place on Tuesday, April 4.

    4th Ward Alderman Special Election Coverage
    Editor's Note: 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.
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Feb 09

King College Prep Seeks Illinois Tech Students to Serve as Tutors

...m. and Fridays from 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the high school campus (4445 South Drexel Boulevard in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood, about two miles from Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus...

    King College Prep Seeks Illinois Tech Students to Serve as Tutors
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. College Preparatory School is looking for qualified Illinois Tech students to assist with after school tutoring through the end of the spring 2017 semester.
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Feb 09

Once a legendary jazz club, Bronzeville hardware store closing after 95 years

CHICAGO --  Meyers Ace Hardware has been a Bronzeville staple for 95 years and 3 generations, beginning with owner David Meyers’ grandfather. In 1962, the store moved to the corner of 35th and Calumet, once the home of the famed Sunset Café, owned by Louie Armstrong.

Feb 08

Some votes already cast in 4th Ward special election

Currently, Early voting is only available at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners’ headquarters, 69 W. Washington St., but on Monday, Feb. 13, early voting will expand to include the King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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Currently, Early voting is only available at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners’ headquarters, 69 W. Washington St., but on Monday, Feb. 13, early voting will expand to include the King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Some votes already cast in 4th Ward special election
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The special election for 4th Ward Alderman officially takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 28, but some 4th Ward voters have already cast their ballots. According to Jim Allen, the communications director for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, 71 ballots have been cast at the early voting site since early voting began on Jan.
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Feb 08

Bronzeville/Union Station bus route to run farther south

“Bringing the pilot program back would help the people living in all type of senior apartments as well as the surrounding community,” said Alphonso Jones, a resident of the North Washington Park Manor, 550 E. 50th Pl., and one of the key players that helped bring the program back.

...E. Hyde Park Blvd. The bus route was shortened again in 2012 to start at 35th Street and South Michigan Avenue...

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Jones said that the group’s proposed route would also service Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St.

Jones said that the group’s proposed route would also service Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St.

Jones said that the group’s proposed route would also service Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St.

Originally, the old route ran from 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue all the way into the city at Union Station. In 2003, the route was shortened...

The pilot program that was approved would begin at 51st Street and Drexel Avenue but the seniors said that they are working to get the entire program back to serving 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

    Bronzeville/Union Station bus route to run farther south
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Bronzeville/Union Station #1 bus route has been a hot topic among community members since the route was shortened in 2012. Senior members of the community have been rallying together since last June to extend the route farther south. In a December meeting between seniors, Ald.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 07

Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017

...critical acclaim when it was unveiled in 1967 on the side of a building at 43rd St. and Langley Ave.

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...this important and turbulent period in Chicago history. Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney R. Yates Gallery (78 E. Washington St....

    Year of Public Art in Chicago: What's ahead for 2017
    Art is alive and well in Chicago with a host of art and creative events on tap for 2017-the year Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have declared the "Year of Public Art." In addition, to the outstanding exhibitions at our museums, we can look forward to some blockbuster...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Feb 06

Meditation Music at Krishna House

Meditation music tonight (Monday, February 6) from 7:30–8.30 p.m. at IIT Krishna House (3135 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago). Dinner will be provided after the event. Bring your friends.

    Meditation Music at Krishna House
    News and Information for Illinois Institute of Technology
    https://iit.edu

Jan 30

Updated Feb 05

  • ihuntbeavers Ombudsmen

    @Aldermen Joe Moore

    This aldermen (Joe Moore) is Chairman of the Chicago Housing board . I meet him(Moore) a few times and talked to him.

    Hey Aldermen Joe Moore Can you Please Help Stop the people Currently Ripping off the City of Chicago at Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)?

    Aldermen Joe...

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    @Aldermen Joe Moore

    This aldermen (Joe Moore) is Chairman of the Chicago Housing board . I meet him(Moore) a few times and talked to him.

    Hey Aldermen Joe Moore Can you Please Help Stop the people Currently Ripping off the City of Chicago at Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)?

    Aldermen Joe Moore Can you have a meeting with All the Department heads down at the CNA building (CHA) and tell them to stop Hiring their Sub standard friends to service CHA contracts?

    Eastlake managment
    Kates Securirty
    All Points Security
    WCDC
    The Demo Companies at Latrope Homes.
    ABM Security
    Just to name a few Rip offs .


    The Chicago housing Authority is Falling apart and This Guy just sits there and smiles!

    BTW is All Points Security(Mr Turner) Still Giving any you Illinois politicians Fake Security Jobs so you can Carry a weapon while You Politicians at the same time try Deny all other Chicago & Illinois Residents the right to protect ourselves?

    http://www.prairiestatereport.us/2012/12/06/ill-state-sen-donne-trotters-fake-security-guard-job/

    People Of Chicago Are watching you closely and hold you And Mayor Rahm (2019) Responsible for the Rip off and suffering of Chicago Housing Authority residents.

Feb 04

PLEASE PLEASE if anybody in the Bronzeville/H...

...anybody with him please let me know!!! He ran off from my friend house near 49th and Drexel. He's salt and pepper color, 4 lbs and had on Army Fatigue shirt. PLEASE...

    Nailah Lonnice - PLEASE PLEASE if anybody in the... | Facebook
    PLEASE PLEASE if anybody in the Bronzeville/Hyde Park area and see my Baby Drizzy or anybody with him please let me know!!! He ran off from my friend...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 03

Fully rehabbed Grand Boulevard three-flat asks $398K

4625 South Evans Avenue Chicago, IL 60653 [Baird & Warner]

    Fully rehabbed Grand Boulevard three-flat asks $398K
    This handsome Chicago home is just blocks from the lakefront and Washington Park.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

Jan 30

Updated Feb 01

Myron Mixon’s Smoke Show BBQ vs. Rylon’s Smokehouse is a no-contest barbecue showdown

746 E. 43rd St., Chicago Bronzeville IL 60653

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Myron Mixon's Smoke Show BBQ, 3801 N. Clark, 773-360-1452, mmsmokeshowbbq.com

Rylon's Smokehouse, 67 E. Cermak, 312-794-5901, rylonssmokehouse.com

    Myron Mixon's Smoke Show BBQ vs. Rylon's Smokehouse is a no-contest barbecue showdown
    Over the last three years or so, I've written about nearly 20 new barbecue restaurants. That's more than the steak houses, Italian joints, ramen-ya, boutique taquerias, and all the other overplayed restaurant trends of the moment. Reiterating the common flaws inherent to most of these barbecue spots has become just as exhausting and formulaic as they are.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

  • sharon eve retired, working on loving my life!!

    Had dinner at Rylon's on Monday and enjoyed the food. Have not been to Myron Mixon's.

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