4 days ago

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Mariano's Plan Commercializes the Boulevard

The building commission approved a plan that would allow Mariano's to build a supermarket and parking lot on King Drive. Our boulevard and many of the homes on King Drive are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boulevards were meant to be residential. Giving in to the encroachment will only be the beginning. We must stop it now. Call the aldermen, Burnes and Dowell. Call Mr Mariano. Reach out to Friends of the Parks. Observe how the residents...

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The building commission approved a plan that would allow Mariano's to build a supermarket and parking lot on King Drive. Our boulevard and many of the homes on King Drive are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boulevards were meant to be residential. Giving in to the encroachment will only be the beginning. We must stop it now. Call the aldermen, Burnes and Dowell. Call Mr Mariano. Reach out to Friends of the Parks. Observe how the residents of other Boulevard neighborhoods organized ot protect their gem.

Mariano's could find many other locations in Bronzeville to provide all the benefits: convenience, jobs, tax base and rejuvenation. Speak up and write letters. Protect the value of your home.

Rick Roche

  • Rick I agree with you on that point. Something like the Prairie District would have been beautiful. The good thing about a building is that it can always be demolished. If Marianos turns out to be a bad idea, in time it can be replaced with something better and beautiful. Maybe by that time the community will have the funds to create its own vision of Bronzeville.

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    Rick, I see your point, however Tiffany brings up the reality the community didn't want the mixed option. What we do need is a quality grocer and the site has good visibility and located in a good spot overall to serve BV residents. State St. may be to far west...

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    Rick, I see your point, however Tiffany brings up the reality the community didn't want the mixed option. What we do need is a quality grocer and the site has good visibility and located in a good spot overall to serve BV residents. State St. may be to far west for some. Hopefully now Jewel will up their game, and more importantly hopefully Mariano's will spur other commercial and residential growth.

    I usually grocery shop all over the city, while on my way home from friends or family because their neighborhoods have better options. Tried supporting Jewel, but just couldn't do it. Retailers look at dollars spent in an area before deciding to put down roots. This is why I'll make it a point to support this Mariano's. I want other retailers to see that there can be an economy here.

25 hours ago

Updated 46 min ago

Workout partner

Hello Bronzeville,
I am looking for a power walking (treadmill, glider or pool) and weight training exercise partner who is a member at LA Fitness on 47th St. - soon to move to 35th and MLK Blvd. My schedule is fairly flexible so please reply.

  • Vee E. Digital Media Distribution

    I could use a workout partner at L.A. Fitness, I'm available evenings and weekends. Post when you'll be at 47th St. and we can meet up at the front desk.

  • I have not been going to the LA Fitness on 47th just because I have been lazy. I am paying a membership and have not gone yet. I am really waiting on the facility to open on 35th and King Drive. Anyone know when that may be?? I would love...

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    I have not been going to the LA Fitness on 47th just because I have been lazy. I am paying a membership and have not gone yet. I am really waiting on the facility to open on 35th and King Drive. Anyone know when that may be?? I would love to have a work out partner that will hold me accountable and I could do the same thing. I need a push some times just to get going but once I am there I try to get it in and not waste my time.

24 hours ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Jimmy's on 35th & Prairie

I just noticed that it's closed with locks. Does anyone know why?

  • What I did notice was how quiet and less riff raff loitering on 35th street appeared today. Amen.

  • Prairie Girl 7 years in Bronzville

    I'm sad to say that Jimmy's had some electrical and building violations and are closed until the repairs are complete. I was extremely bumb out to hear this.

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Updated 3 hours ago

Man dead, 6 wounded in shootings since Monday

The man was driving a car in the 4300 block of South State Street when shots were fired from a car that pulled up next to him, Alfaro said.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in both legs at 1:15 pm. in the 4100 block of South Michigan Avenue, Estrada said.

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Police found the man lying in the alley in the 900 block of South Lawndale Avenue, Alfaro said. No other details were immediately available.

Less than two miles away, a 25-year-old was in critical condition after being shot in the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood around 3:20 a.m., Alfaro said.

The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Beach Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, Alfaro said. He was wounded in his upper right arm and was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center by a family member, Alfaro said. He is listed in good condition.

Police responded to the 1000 block of West 88th Street about 1:30 p.m. for a 19-year-old man who had been shot in the shoulder, said Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

3 days ago

Updated 3 hours ago

Munchies site at 35th & King Drive

This highly visible storefront has been vacant since the unfortunate passing of the owner Rick and apparently the family does not want to continue the operation, also unfortunate. What would you like to see in its place?

  • Reggios,Beggars pizza or home run inn,connies

  • A nice sit-down restaurant other than soul food. African, Mexican, Japanese or some cafe style place. Great space for that.

3 hours ago

Man dead, 6 wounded in shootings since Monday

The man was driving a car in the 4300 block of South State Street when shots were fired from a car that pulled up next to him, Alfaro said.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in both legs at 1:15 pm. in the 4100 block of South Michigan Avenue, Estrada said.

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Police found the man lying in the alley in the 900 block of South Lawndale Avenue, Alfaro said. No other details were immediately available.

Less than two miles away, a 25-year-old was in critical condition after being shot in the 600 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood around 3:20 a.m., Alfaro said.

The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West Beach Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, Alfaro said. He was wounded in his upper right arm and was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center by a family member, Alfaro said. He is listed in good condition.

Police responded to the 1000 block of West 88th Street about 1:30 p.m. for a 19-year-old man who had been shot in the shoulder, said Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

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11 hours ago

lost wedding rings

lost wedding rings...possibly near 14th ashland Costco or 33rd Damen Target.

18 hours ago

Were you at Bronzeville Nights?

Hello! We hope you had an opportunity to join us for Bronzeville Nights 2014, an event series pairing arts, culture and entertainment into some of Bronzeville's businesses and public spaces. Please share your pictures, videos and comments on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bronzevillenights

The pictures below are from the finale that occured from 43rd and Forrestville to 43rd and Calumet. Thanks to all the people that attended this year. Be sure to tell a neighbor or 3 about the series and be on the look out for Bronzeville Nights 2015, in August and September.

19 hours ago

2 wounded in South Side shootings

Fifteen minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in both legs at 1:15 pm. in the 4100 block of South Michigan Avenue, Estrada said.

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Police responded to the 1000 block of West 88th Street about 1:30 p.m. for a 19-year-old man who had been shot in the shoulder, said Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

19 hours ago

Cab businessman charged with using 'salvage' cars in Chicago

Igolnikov agreed to have the damaged vehicles towed from the online auction sites’ yards in out-of-state locations to the premises of Seven Amigos and Chicago Carriage, near 26th Street and South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, where the vehicles would be repaired, the indictment alleged.

24 hours ago

Four Fatally Shot, 3 Fatally Stabbed, 38 Wounded Over the Weekend Citywide

• Around 6:15 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in a gang-related shooting in the 4400 block of King Drive in Bronzeville. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Estrada said.

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The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred about 20 minutes after midnight in South Shore. A 30-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 7300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue when he was shot in his lower back. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition, Estrada said.

• A 34-year-old man was shot in Gage Park around midnight. The man was in a van in the 5300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, when a man approached and opened fire. The 34-year-old man was struck in his groin and listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, Estrada said.

...Around 10:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 3200 block of North Long Avenue in Cragin. The man was in a parked car when several men approached on foot...

...and began shouting gang slogans before opening fire. The man drove the car to the 6600 block of West Belmont Avenue and called police. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical center, where he was listed...

...man was shot in his back as he sat in a parked vehicle in the 3500 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition...

...around 10 p.m. near the Bronzeville neighborhood. The two teens were walking in the 600 block of East 38th Place when someone opened fire from a light-colored van. A 16-year-old boy was...

24 hours ago

Weekend gun toll in Chicago: 40 wounded, 5 killed, including boy, 13

• Around 6:15 p.m. a 33-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 4400 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, police said, citing preliminary information.

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Demureye Macon was gunned down in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. 

• A 24-year-old man was shot to death and two people were wounded in the 8500 block of Escanaba Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood at 11 p.m. Sunday, Alfaro said.

• A 23-year-old man was shot and killed when a passenger jumped out of a black sedan and opened fire in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The man was identified as Jose Rios, 23, of the 4300 block of South Paulina Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at 6:59 a.m. at Mount Sinai, according to the office.

• A fourth homicide took place in Englewood on Friday night. The victim was among  three people were shot about 10:15 p.m. in an alley behind the 5700 block of South Aberdeen Street. , police said.

Malachi Baldwin, 27, of the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street, was shot in the head and died on the scene, police said.  A 25-year...

• A fifth person was killed after a gunman opened fire in a West Englewood barbershop Friday afternoon, hitting three people. The shooting happened around 2 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 59th Street, an official said.

...Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was identified as Deandre Ellis of the 5700 block of South Laflin Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office...

• A 30-year-old man was shot in the 7300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood around 12:20 a.m. Monday, Alfaro said.

• About 20 minutes earlier, around midnight, a 34-year-old man was shot in the 5300 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, Alfaro said.

• An 18-year-old man was in serious condition after being shot in the 3200 block of North Long Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Alfaro said.

He stopped a few blocks away in the 5600 block of West Belmont Avenue, where the ambulance was called. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition, Alfaro said. No one is in custody as result of the incident.

• Around 10:10 p.m., a 22-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the 3500 block of West Huron Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, Alfaro said.

• Around 10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were wounded in a gang-related shooting in the 600 block of East 38th Place in the Ida B. Wells neighborhood, Alfaro said.

• Around 9:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was wounded in the leg in the 2100 block of West 68th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood.

• In a separate attack that police said was gang-related, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 3200 block of East 91st Street about 12:30 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

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29 hours ago

Two dead, 11 wounded in city shootings since Sunday

Around 6:15 p.m. a 33-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 4400 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, police said, citing preliminary information.

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A 13-year-old boy was killed in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood around 8:35 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

Almost three hours later, a 24-year-old man was shot to death and two people were injured in a shooting in the 8500 block of Escanaba Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood at 11 p.m., Alfaro said.

In the latest shooting, a 30-year-old man was shot in the 7300 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood around 12:20 a.m., Alfaro said.

Around midnight, a 34-year-old man was shot in the 5300 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, Alfaro said.

An 18-year-old man was in serious condition after being shot in the 3200 block of North Long Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood around 10:45 p.m., Alfaro said.

He stopped a few blocks away in the 5600 block of West Belmont Avenue, where the ambulance was called to. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition, Alfaro said. No one is in custody as result of the incident.

Around 10:10 p.m., a 22-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the 3500 block of West Huron Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, Alfaro said.

Around 10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were wounded in a gang-related shooting in the 600 block of East 38th Place in the Ida B. Wells neighborhood, Alfaro said.

Around 9:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was wounded in the leg in the 2100 block of West 68th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood.

In a separate attack that police said was gang related, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 3200 block of East 91st Street about 12:30 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

33 hours ago

No bail for man charged with murdering 3 in early 2000s

But it wasn’t until recently, when several witnesses came forward, that they had enough evidence to charge Royal, of the 5000 block of South Champlain, with three counts of first-degree murder.

33 hours ago

Boy, 13, shot to death Sunday evening

Around 6:15 p.m. a 33-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 4400 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, police said, citing preliminary information.

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The boy was killed in the 6600 block of South Talman Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood around 8:35 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

The latest shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. as a result of which an 18-year-old man was wounded in the leg in the 2100 block of West 68th Place in the West Englewood neighborhood.

In a separate attack that police said was gang related, a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 3200 block of East 91st Street about 12:30 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

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Fourth Ward Newsletter September 26, 2014

Read about all the things happening here in the Fourth Ward: http://goo.gl/X6dbU7

  • Good stuff! I appreciate all your efforts to make the community a more desirable place to live!

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Alderman Burns I saw on Friday work was being done on curbs at the corner of 39th & Cottage Grove. I'm wondering when the curbs are going to be completed after sewer work was done at 39th & Ellis? The crosswalks are unfinished and a hazard to cars and pedestrians....

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    Alderman Burns I saw on Friday work was being done on curbs at the corner of 39th & Cottage Grove. I'm wondering when the curbs are going to be completed after sewer work was done at 39th & Ellis? The crosswalks are unfinished and a hazard to cars and pedestrians. The problems starts at the park entrance, the median and the east corner of Ellis Street. How and why it would be left in this condition for so long is of great concern to me. I've reorted it to your office and on the city's website. It's hard to turn the corner without avoiding damaging your tires. The curb is uneven at all locations and is the only entrance to the park. Many people park on Ellis to cross over to the park and take advantage of the track. Please look into this. Thanks so much.

2 days ago

Two teens charged with fatal August shooting near CPD Headquarters

The boy shot a 25-year-old man multiple times about 11:35 p.m. in the 3500 block of South Indiana, police said.

The shooting happened about one block east of police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

The boy is from the 3800 block of South Michigan and the girl lives in the 2700 block of South Dearborn, police said. Their names were withheld because of their ages.

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Walter Neely, of the 2000 block of South State, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The boy is from the 3800 block of South Michigan and the girl lives in the 2700 block of South Dearborn, police said. Their names were withheld because of their ages.

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