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Updated 2 hours ago

Early Voting For Chicago Runoff Election Begins Monday

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

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Chicago Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward – Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward – West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward – Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave

34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward – West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward – Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward – Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward – Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward – Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western

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Updated 8 hours ago

Resident allows TWO 75 lb dogs off leash

The resident lives at 4 8 0 9 S Champlain.
Yesterday the dogs were running wild again and the man
was trying to control them.
One of the dogs ran into an alley and jumped up on
an older woman and knocked her down against
a garbage can.
She is pursuing litigation against the resident.
Another resident said neighbors in the area believe
2 residents cats were MAULED to death by the dogs as
they were found soon after the...

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The resident lives at 4 8 0 9 S Champlain.
Yesterday the dogs were running wild again and the man
was trying to control them.
One of the dogs ran into an alley and jumped up on
an older woman and knocked her down against
a garbage can.
She is pursuing litigation against the resident.
Another resident said neighbors in the area believe
2 residents cats were MAULED to death by the dogs as
they were found soon after the dogs had been let loose
last week.
City Hall is beginning crackdown that will include a $1,000 fine
and possible impoundment of residents dogs that
are let outside unleashed.This is a serious crime.

You can take photographs of this felony behavior by dog owners
and show to police who are REQUIRED to file a report and act on charges.
If the Police Officer on duty does not want to file a report
you are to phone the district supervisor.

Understood these 2 big dogs need exercise.
It is a fact that LARGE dogs lives are shortened by 1/3 who
are forced to live a small apartment /condo.
There is a safe way to let your dogs get exercise.
Have another person at the end of an alley to guard them from getting loose.
There are several dog parks in and around Bronzeville.

The Blonde dog pictured here FROM 4809 S. Champlain is NOT NEUTERED.
Free and very low cost S/N packages are offered at
PAWS Lurie Clinic.
The health benefits are incredible after neutering.

Thinking of breeding a dog?
People show up everyday at Chicago Animal Care and Control:
( KILL SHELTER) with litters of puppies .
They say they had no idea of the high cost of caring for puppies
and that their were no takers.
THINK before you breed!

  • You make some good points but not so fast on spay/ neuter:
    http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/theotherendoftheleash/the-plot-thickens-spay-neuter-effects-the-health-of-our-dogs
    Dogs should be walked regularly on a leash. They really should never be off leash unless they are in a dog park😐

  • Theresa Vidalon Grand Boulevard home owner

    There have been several people in this area who "walk" their dogs off leash. I have seen them attack someone else and just create havoc throughout the neighborhood. I am so sorry to hear someone was jumped and hope the lady is physically okay now. The dogs also run into the street and jump on children. It is very sad and scary. The owners do not seem to listen or want to modify their behavior. It appears more education and direct consequences are needed.

6 days ago

Updated 12 hours ago

Early voting for runoff elections begins Monday

4th Ward - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

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1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward - Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

5th Ward - Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward - Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward - Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward - Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward - Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward - Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward - District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward - McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward - West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward - Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward - Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward - Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward - Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward - Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward - Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward - Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward - Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward - Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward - Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward - Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward - West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward - Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward - Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward - Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose

34th Ward - West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W...

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest...

...Irving Park 36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg...

...3104 N. Narragansett 37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago 38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library...

...38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve 39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest...

...39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360...

...5801 N. Pulaski 40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150...

...Lincoln 41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont...

...Hwy. 42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee...

...360 N. State 43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson...

...1150 W. Fullerton 44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th...

...644 W. Belmont 45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th...

...Police 5151 N. Milwaukee 46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th...

...College 1145 W. Wilson 47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Park 2333 W. Sunnyside 48th Ward - Edgewater Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

...Library 6000 N. Broadway 49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers 50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

  • sidishus miscreant

    I was serving my country...With the tacit assumption that I could lose my life in that service. ..for not much money either.

    And that was during g the years that many around here treated us with open disdain I might add...

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    You sound like a big crybaby.

3 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Article: Emanuel takes page from Daley's playbook by rounding up support from black ministers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the past four years undoing virtually everything former Mayor Richard M. Daley did without mentioning his predecessor by name.

But, there’s one thing Emanuel has in common with his mentor: turning to African-American ministers at his time of political need.

Emanuel took a page from Daley’s playbook on Tuesday. He assembled dozens of black ministers to endorse him, sing his praises from the pulpit and, on Palm Sunday, to literally lead their parishioners’ “souls to...

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the past four years undoing virtually everything former Mayor Richard M. Daley did without mentioning his predecessor by name.

But, there’s one thing Emanuel has in common with his mentor: turning to African-American ministers at his time of political need.

Emanuel took a page from Daley’s playbook on Tuesday. He assembled dozens of black ministers to endorse him, sing his praises from the pulpit and, on Palm Sunday, to literally lead their parishioners’ “souls to the polls.”

In attendance at the political show was former Cook County Commissioner Charles Bowen, who served as Daley’s liaison to black ministers.

Standing next to Bowen at the community center across the street from Haven of Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 7901 South Chicago Ave., was former gang enforcer-turned-“urban translator” Wallace “Gator” Bradley, who has endorsed Emanuel.

Daley sold vacant city lots to black churches for $1 and used city grants to maintain loyal support from the African-American clergy.

During one infamous, pre-election endorsement session, the ministers prayed, “Give us this day our Daley bread.”

On Tuesday, the Rev. Albert Tyson III, presiding elder north district Chicago conference and pastor of St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, used a similar mix between the biblical and political.

“We remember that the Scripture says, `Oh come, oh come, Emanuel,’” Tyson said.

The mayor was obviously pleased.

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/7/71/466977/rahm-emanuel-black-clergy-endorsement-runoff-election

  • These ministers need to be more in the streets dealing with the youth than to be playing in the political punch bowl.

  • R4A

    Let the church say amen!

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Jan 20

Updated 30 hours ago

Experienced Contractor or Handyman

Hello Neighbors,

I am searching for a handyman that could assist with a variety of tasks around the house, from floors, to paint, to drywall, and all things in between. Specifically, I'm looking for an experienced, preferably referred, handyman/contractor who is diligent and knowledgeable about condos and have done great work. If the work is great, I could recommend the individual to the association as we are also in search for a new building maintenance person.

Price is obviously a concern for everyone, so someone who's reasonable in rates would be greatly appreciated!!

  • HP via Naija Active Neighbor

    Hello Scotty,

    As an individual who started this thread with the intent of soliciting individuals to do various work around my new properties, I also have the fiduciary duty to alert others of complaints and/or criminal activity. In addition, I have sent this thread to TONS of people and condo...

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    Hello Scotty,

    As an individual who started this thread with the intent of soliciting individuals to do various work around my new properties, I also have the fiduciary duty to alert others of complaints and/or criminal activity. In addition, I have sent this thread to TONS of people and condo associations looking for new maintenance contractors. If the shoe was on the other foot, I would definitely like to know as well.

    I personally went to property to see the damages for myself, including the incident report filed by the police department for burglary. This man even had the audacity to change the deadbolt locks to the doors into the property, to prevent my friend to entering into HIS property to see what all were taken from him (I saw the bill for an emergency locksmith). I'll refrain from giving anymore pointed information out of respect for the victim here.

    I won't discard any personal experiences one has had with this man, as that's all s/he has to go with. However, I can only speak on factual circumstances as I was kept up to date along the way on the bad work this man did. So do with this information as you wish.

    God Bless.

  • HP, with all due respect you are just repeating what your friend told you. My guess is there another side to that story and meanwhile you are leaving a paper trail of potentially defamatory statements behind you..

31 hours ago

How to vote in the April 7 mayoral runoff election

Hyde Park’s nearest early voting polling places are the King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., and the Jackson Park field house, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

...will be at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26...

...Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Drive (31), 810 E. Hyde...

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Hyde Park’s nearest early voting polling places are the King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., and the Jackson Park field house, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward Election Day polling stations will be at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E...

...4th Ward Election Day polling stations will be at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949...

...Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27...

...15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Drive (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd. (33...

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 5th Ward Election Day polling stations will be at: 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Drive (7 and 22...

...5th Ward Election Day polling stations will be at: 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Drive (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200...

...stations will be at: 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Drive (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S...

...precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Drive (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove...

...St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Drive (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell...

...Shore Drive (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429...

...5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S...

...S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936...

...Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55...

...Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave...

...S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St...

...936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Drive (37), 1450...

...1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Drive (37), 1450 E. 55 Pl. (39...

...Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Drive (37), 1450 E. 55 Pl. (39...

...Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Drive (37), 1450 E. 55 Pl. (39...

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STEM Education Minor Open House

...p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Math & Science Education Department located at 3424 S. State Street, Fourth Floor. Room 4007. During the event, faculty will discuss the pathway to becoming a...

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1 killed, 2 wounded in city shootings

The man was driving in the 4300 block of South Wabash Avenue when someone inside a light-colored car pulled alongside the man and fired shots, police said.

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The man was sitting in a car in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue when a gunman approached on foot and fired shots into the vehicle, hitting the man repeatedly including once in his head.

Officers also taped off the Stony Sub restaurant, 8440 S. Stony Island Ave., while detectives interviewed people inside the restaurant.

The man was a passenger in a vehicle waiting in traffic in the 6700 block of South Damen Avenue when a gray sedan pulled up alongside the vehicle and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The 31-year-old man was shot in his shoulder. The vehicle's driver then fled, driving the 31-year-old to the 7800 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

42 hours ago

Cafe on the Grove?

Looks like Maracas is being replaced by a cafe. Anyone have any details?

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1 killed, 2 wounded

The man was driving in the 4300 block of South Wabash Avenue when someone inside a light-colored car pulled alongside the man and fired shots, police said.

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About 1:50 a.m., a man was shot in the head in the 8400 block of South Stony Island Avenue the Avalon Park, police said, citing preliminary information.

The man was a passenger in a vehicle waiting in traffic in the 6700 block of South Damen Avenue when a gray sedan pulled up alongside the vehicle and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The 31-year-old man was shot in his shoulder. The vehicle's driver then fled, driving the 31-year-old to the 7800 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

46 hours ago

Man shot in Bronzeville

The shooting happened about 12:20 a.m. in the 4300 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said citing preliminary information.

46 hours ago

  • For the Love of Centers!

    Ms. Hurst is asking for $345.72:
    My students need 2 resource sets for their literacy centers and 2 resource boxes for current and upcoming social studies units.
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Updated 2 days ago

Chicago Advocate Article on Bronzeville

Good news neighbors!

A very positive March 2nd Chicago Advocate article titled, "In Chicago’s Bronzeville a New Wave of Resurgence Is Picking Up Steam" is worth reading.

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-advocate/2015/03/in-chicagos-bronzeville-a-new-wave-of-resurgence-is-picking-up-steam/

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    But, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel convenes a press conference before election day where he publicly releases a Right-To-Thrive Zone draft ordinance containing substantive policies, initiatives and funding like those I proposed above that would truly benefit African-American entrepreneurs in significant numbers AND commits to using his famed bull-headiness, courage and...

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    But, if Mayor Rahm Emanuel convenes a press conference before election day where he publicly releases a Right-To-Thrive Zone draft ordinance containing substantive policies, initiatives and funding like those I proposed above that would truly benefit African-American entrepreneurs in significant numbers AND commits to using his famed bull-headiness, courage and arm-twisting abilities to pass it at the first City Council meeting following his swearing in for a second term, he likely will earn the support of a sizable majority of the African-American electorate and win the April 7, 2015 runoff election.

    Harold L. Lucas, a.k.a the Bronzeville Curmudgeon, is a native son, community organizer and resident of Bronzeville. Mr. Lucas is widely credited with playing a significant role in branding Bronzeville as a Chicago treasure and an international tourism destination, and preserving many of its African-American historic assets. He is also a co-founder and the President/CEO of the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council. The BMC&TC is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), heritage tourism development organization. The opinions expressed above are his and do not constitute an endorsement of any political candidate.

  • Three things that also should be discussed.1,the speed cameras should go.2,also if all redlight camera are not removed then along with timers there should be a sign directly on the light itself like in the suburbs.3,if a police officer writes a parking ticket then they should produce a picture just like the contracted ticket agents do.also if the city puts a casino downtown that should cover the losses by speed and red light revenue.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Article: Garcia as mayor could be Rauner's worst nightmare

When it comes to their views on organized labor and education, you couldn’t find a more stark philosophical divide than there is between Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Despite a massive budget mess from both this fiscal year and the next with which he must contend, Rauner has been on a statewide tour talking about . . . unions.

He’s pushing ideas that labor groups say undermine the strength of their organizations — that includes bringing local right-to-work...

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When it comes to their views on organized labor and education, you couldn’t find a more stark philosophical divide than there is between Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Despite a massive budget mess from both this fiscal year and the next with which he must contend, Rauner has been on a statewide tour talking about . . . unions.

He’s pushing ideas that labor groups say undermine the strength of their organizations — that includes bringing local right-to-work zones to the state and ridding the so-called “fair-share” fees nonunion members pay to cover collective-bargaining costs.

“I think Rauner has a pathological hatred for organized labor,” says Charles N. Wheeler III, director of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Rauner has repeatedly said he doesn’t hate unions but wants to reverse the power that union “bosses” wield in Illinois.

Still, taken in that light, wouldn’t a Mayor Garcia be Rauner’s worst nightmare?

Garcia’s candidacy is backed primarily by labor groups — the Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Health Care and SEIU State Council have made up the bulk of campaign contributors for his mayoral bid.

Rauner wants to expand privately run charter schools, while Garcia is dead against it.

  • Kristen L. Hyde Parker since 2nd grade

    Rick, although federal taxes are typically more progressive (higher income, higher taxes) most state taxes are actually regressive (higher income, lower taxes). Check out this article: http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/01/robin-hood-in-reverse/384900/

  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    Depending on how you define progressive and regressive you can make various claims. Progressive federal income taxes usually refers to the higher rate of taxation incurred at higher income levels. You then defined regressive state & local taxes based on the % of income paid rather than the effective rate. I'm pretty sure everyone pays the same rate in Illinois whether you're talking about income or sales tax. There has been some talk recently about making the Illinois income tax progressive. That's not likely to help the employment picture.

2 days ago

Man shot in Bronzeville neighborhood

The 37-year-old man had been shot in the back and was found in the 4600 block of South Evans Avenue about 8:25 a.m., police said.

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1 killed, 6 wounded in Wednesday shootings

An 18-year-old man was shot in the back in the 4300 block of South State, police said. He later walked into the University of Chicago's Mitchell Hospital and was listed in fair condition.

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About 5:40 p.m., a 25-year-old man got in to a physical altercation with a group of people inside a home in the 5200 block of West Fullerton, police said.

About 2:15 p.m. in the Woodlawn neighborhood, shots rang out in the 6200 block of South Kimbark, police said. A woman inside a vehicle was struck in the right arm and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

...Oak Park about 1:45 p.m. and told investigators the shooting happened in the 5500 block of West Washington, police said. He was listed in good condition, police said...

Just before 11 a.m. in Chatham, a man was shot in the chest in the 1000 block of East 81st Street in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

The man, a documented gang member, said he was shot in the right side of his torso in the 7100 block of South Eberhart, police said. He was not cooperating with investigators.

A 30-year-old man was driving near the intersection of Belmont and Linder when his vehicle collided with another, police said. He got into an argument with the...

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