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Editorial: An Open Letter to Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson--PLEASE STOP NOW!

By Elana Anthony, today at 10:44 am

I want to start this letter to you Dr. Wilson, by saying that I write to you in love. I come in peace. But after watching another one of your commercials, I realized, somebody has got to sit down and reach out to you and tell you the truth, because sir, you make me glad that I moved to the suburbs. It's painful to watch your commercials. Whatever money you are using in...

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By Elana Anthony, today at 10:44 am

I want to start this letter to you Dr. Wilson, by saying that I write to you in love. I come in peace. But after watching another one of your commercials, I realized, somebody has got to sit down and reach out to you and tell you the truth, because sir, you make me glad that I moved to the suburbs. It's painful to watch your commercials. Whatever money you are using in this mayoral race could be better served doing something else. Please stop now!

Now I realize that you don't know me. But like you, I am "unashamedly Black and unapologetically Christian." While I no longer worship at Trinity's South side church, their motto will always ring true to the essence of who I am. I share that with you because I have visited your website and see your passion for Christ. I have watched your television program and I celebrate your success. You have a powerful testimony of how you came from rural Louisiana, that you didn't complete elementary school, and that your B.A. is for "Born Again". I love that! You show that God does indeed bless the unlikely and will raise up a remnant to do great things.

But sir, you becoming the Mayor of Chicago is not one accomplishment that you will have. Not because you don't have enough money to go toe-to-toe with Rahm, but simply because THIS IS NOT YOUR MINISTRY.

http://www.chicagonow.com/fitness-health/2015/01/an-open-letter-to-chicago-mayoral-candidate-willie-wilson-please-stop-now/

  • Transplant New to the south side and LOVING it!

    Hallelujah! Thank you and I hope he listens for a real contender to step forward.

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Jan 22

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BNC Launches Shine a Light on Bronzeville

Shine a Light on Bronzeville is a new initiative created by the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) to unify the community around the positive attributes of Bronzeville. We encourage everyone to literally “Shine A Light” in a street facing window and/or by turning on a home porch light or external business lighting after dark. We are asking that everyone begin shining their lights on February 1, 2015. This collective effort will create brighter safer streets, help display Bronzeville’s beautiful architecture and provide neighbors with a greater sense of pride and harmony. So please join our efforts and help "Shine A Light On Bronzeville."

  • Ben, it is super well organized and active! The BNC holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 at the Chicago Bee Library. The meeting for January was cancelled because of the extreme cold. February's meeting will focus on the Obama Presidential Library. Hope to see you there :)

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    Below is some information about the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative

    The mission of the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) is to work together and harness the power of ALL to build the quality of life in Bronzeville.

    We celebrated our one-year Anniversary in August 2014 and we are all volunteer.

    BNC does...

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    Below is some information about the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative

    The mission of the Bronzeville Neighborhood Collaborative (BNC) is to work together and harness the power of ALL to build the quality of life in Bronzeville.

    We celebrated our one-year Anniversary in August 2014 and we are all volunteer.

    BNC does not replace or compete with any existing organization BUT it is a place where we can:

    Identify problems and collaboratively develop and implement or support existing positive solutions;

    Amplify our voices to solve problems and support great efforts;

    Express a great idea and see it take shape;

    Meet our neighbors;

    Find out what is going on in our community;

    Celebrate the good that we have in common!

    We have three committees that meet monthly addressing Safety, Infrastructure and Communications. Since our inception in 2013, we have worked with the CPD, aldermanic offices, Bronzeville real-estate professionals, local churches and others in an effort to support positive Bronzeville initiatives. To learn more about BNC please plan to attend our monthly meetings (Feb. 4th, 6:00 -7:30 PM at the Bee Library) that will include a community education and Q&A session on the Presidential Library. I hope that this helps.

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  • 1. So he is saying that he does not believe in "PUBLIC SAFETY" when he is in his vehicle?
    2. Now since there are usually TWO vehicles are TWO tickets usually issued?
    3. AND do the citizens pay for these tickets out of some "public" funds or does it actually come out of Rahm's salary?
    BTW I need to time the yellow light by the Museum of Science and Industry but I thought it was not the customary 3 seconds.

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Patrick D. Thompson & Cermak Market

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Article: During in his White House days Rahm got no endorsement from Michelle Obama

With $30 million in his campaign’s bank account but polling well shy of his needed 50% plus one to avoid a run-off, Rahm Emanuel has turned to his old boss, President Obama for a TV ad.

It will be surprising if First Lady Michelle Obama will be in it.

It is well documented that she doesn’t like The Mayor.

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/during-in-his-white-house-days-rahm-got-no-endorsement-from-michelle-obama/

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    What you talking about Paul Zickus, Bridgeport is just beginning to emerge as a diverse upwardly mobile inner city neighborhood, after being dominated for the six decade by the Daley regime.

  • I wish someone would question rahm about the speed camera that used to be on 88th & western,it has been removed,my guess is that it might have been illegal to put it there because that's not a city park it's a cook county forest preserve,also the one that was at 55th and king dr. which was put in the park my guess is that the location was not profitable enough as it is in the park,also the one on 127th street.

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Audio: Bob Fioretti – City Tax for Suburbanites?

Failed polices from Rahm and a city tax for suburbanites coming into the city? Mayoral Candidate, Bob Fioretti joins Roe Conn to discuss this and his other future plans if he becomes Chicago’s new mayor.

http://wgnradio.com/2015/01/27/bob-fioretti-city-tax-for-suburbanites/

  • How about cutting free stuff you dolt?
    You want more money, yet the Section 8 program give aways are out of control.

    Suck it Bob

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Does anyone have a real estate appraiser to recommend?

Any help you can offer would be appreciated. Thanks!

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CN100 Game of the Week preview: Boys Basketball - St. Rita vs. Hales Franciscan

Game Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Broadcast Dates/Times: Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., on CN100, The Comcast Network.

Where: Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.

Records (as of 1/27/15): St. Rita (15-2 overall, 7-0 Chicago Catholic League South), Hales Franciscan (17-2 overall, 7-1 Chicago Catholic League South).

Key players: St. Rita: Armani Chaney, Sr., G; Kain Harris, Sr., G; Charles Matthews, Sr. G. Hales Franciscan: Nick Barnes, Sr.,...

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Game Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Broadcast Dates/Times: Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., on CN100, The Comcast Network.

Where: Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.

Records (as of 1/27/15): St. Rita (15-2 overall, 7-0 Chicago Catholic League South), Hales Franciscan (17-2 overall, 7-1 Chicago Catholic League South).

Key players: St. Rita: Armani Chaney, Sr., G; Kain Harris, Sr., G; Charles Matthews, Sr. G. Hales Franciscan: Nick Barnes, Sr., G/F; Dominic Christian, Sr., G/F; Johnny Fox, Sr., F; Joseph Larry, Sr., G; Erion Moore, Sr., G.

Fast Facts: The best player in the state of Illinois not named Jalen Brunson is featured in this game. Matthews, a long, lean slasher and elite scorer, has been on the national radar since junior high. He has maintained his lofty status at St. Rita having committed to Kentucky and sitting as the 42nd-ranked prospect nationally by ESPN. He was a finalist for the McDonald’s All-American game, but only Brunson was selected from Illinois when the rosters were announced Wednesday. Matthews isn’t the only star on his team, however. Harris, who transferred to St. Rita from Morgan Park this year, is committed to Tulane. Chaney, the team’s point guard, is headed to Tennessee. Matthews leads the team with 22.4 points per game, Harris averages 14.5 and Chaney averages 12.7. St. Rita is ranked third in the Chicagoland area by CSN Chicago. Hales is among the top Class 2A teams in the state, ranked fifth by CSN Chicago. Leading the way is two-sport star Dominic Christian. In addition to leading the basketball team, he has committed to Nevada to play wide receiver next year. He was named the CSN Chicago Allstate Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9. Fox is the team’s power forward and plays his AAU ball for Chi-City Elite.

Read more: https://www.facebook.com/notes/cn100-sports/cn100-game-of-the-week-preview-boys-basketball-st-rita-vs-hales-franciscan/786485714778024

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Who are the cowards in the 3rd ward election?

Im fine with campaigning against and opposition to incumbents but who is producing this anonymous literature that has been so negative and dare i say hateful against Alderman Dowell?

Is it the Patricia Horton Campaign? Whomever it is, first they produce hateful, basically racist anonymous literature and now more anonymous garbage that they don't have the gumption (for lack of a better word) to claim who it is from.

I don't want this garbage in my mailbox or the people passing it out on my property unless they identify themselves. Again, no problem with opposition, just have the decency to say who you are and let the chips fall where they may.

  • I got something similar delivered here but it wasn't racist. It was just opposition literature.

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    The first one had negative racial overtones about her personal life it was in flyer form. That was a few months ago.

    You probably received the second which is fine as I mentioned but if you produce obvious campaign literature it should state who produced it whether it's from a campaign directly or some other interested party.

    Otherwise people can say anything unchecked and unaccountable for what is purported in the literature.

30 hours ago

Stolen car flips over in front yard of Bronzeville home

The car was travelling northbound in the 4100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue about 12:15 a.m. when it lost control, hit an iron fence and flipped over, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

30 hours ago

Stolen Car Flips Over In Front Yard Of Bronzeville Home

The car was travelling north in the 4100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue about 12:15 a.m. when it lost control, hit an iron fence and flipped over, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

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Article: Forever Yogurt Coming to Bronzeville's 35th Street

CHICAGO — The South Side's first Forever Yogurt is coming to Bronzeville.

The self-service frozen yogurt shop is set to open at end of February or early March near the 35th Street Green Line station at 17 W. 35th St., said franchise owner Bill Coney.

Coney, a 36-year-old Alsip resident who grew up in Englewood, said he scouted locations across the city for his shop before realizing the building between U.S. Cellular Field, Illinois Institute of Technology and the Chicago Police Department's headquarters "was the space for me."

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150128/bronzeville/forever-yogurt-coming-bronzevilles-35th-street

  • Thank you Erica for this information. I'm super excited about this venture! I just told a friend that I wished Bronzeville had a frozen yogurt shop because it's too difficult to access the one in Hyde Park. Hopefully the parking won't be a problem at this location.

6 days ago

Updated 32 hours ago

Raise your voices!

After attending one of the Presidential Library Center meetings hosted by the Park District and reading countless articles/editorials/comments, listening to radio and TV news/talk shows; I wonder how many concerned citizens have sent our President and First Lady a note. http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

Raise your voices. It may be that your note captures the heart of the issue and provides a peaceful solution to bringing the Obama Presidential Library home.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    These key findings reinforce and deepen the conclusions of Sharkey’s 2013 book Stuck in Place, which found that over 70 percent of the African-American residents of America’s poorest and most segregated neighborhoods remain in the same disadvantaged neighborhoods as their parents and grandparents. “[S]evere neighborhood disadvantage experienced by black American...

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    These key findings reinforce and deepen the conclusions of Sharkey’s 2013 book Stuck in Place, which found that over 70 percent of the African-American residents of America’s poorest and most segregated neighborhoods remain in the same disadvantaged neighborhoods as their parents and grandparents. “[S]evere neighborhood disadvantage experienced by black American families during the civil rights era has been passed on to the current generation, with little change,” he told me an interview about the work for CityLab.

    Historian Ira Berlin described the historical black American experience as one often suspended “between the great migrations [and] periods of rootedness.” “Movement might be omnipresent in the African American experience between the sixteenth and twenty-first centuries,” he writes in his 2010 book The Making of African America, “but so too has been a sense of place.” But today, a defining feature of African American families is their lack of mobility.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The emphasis of this emerging plutocratic, elitist government regime in Chicago, is to disproportionately enhance and empower expanding Hispanic communities, while destabilizing, disenfranchising and displacing innercity African-American communities.

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32 hours ago

Driver crashes stolen car into home

...who stole a car and crashed it into the front yard of a home near 41st and Cottage Grove early Thursday morning.Authorities say the driver ran off right after the crash.The car...

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