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Brooklyn DA Takes Down Murder Gangs, We Need it Here

I've lived 2/3 of my life here on the SS of Chicago - but also spent 5 incredible years in New York City (Brooklyn and Manhattan) in the late 80s, 90s. Crime was out of control in New York then, but tough responsible people, groups have cleaned things up in NYC and murder and mayhem are no longer tolerated.

I note that the Brooklyn NYC DA's office has just issued a 76-count indictment of a No Love City Gang that...

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I've lived 2/3 of my life here on the SS of Chicago - but also spent 5 incredible years in New York City (Brooklyn and Manhattan) in the late 80s, 90s. Crime was out of control in New York then, but tough responsible people, groups have cleaned things up in NYC and murder and mayhem are no longer tolerated.

I note that the Brooklyn NYC DA's office has just issued a 76-count indictment of a No Love City Gang that has ties to Chicago gang's Folk Alliance.

This is what we need to be happening here in Chicago - not endless whining about a tiny few instances of police misconduct. Yes, we want Chicago Police to be fair and respectful to our citizens and respect the US Bill of Rights, but we need tough police and DA prosecutors to take down the worst killers that are plaguing us.

http://patch.com/new-york/ditmaspark/mega-brooklyn-gang-bust-da-says-gangsters-went-human-hunting-trips

    Mega Brooklyn Gang Bust: DA Says Gangsters Went on Human Hunting Trips | Patch
    FLATBUSH, BROOKYLN - The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office unveiled a whopping 76-count indictment against 18 young men Wednesday, all of them alleged members of the borough's notorious No Love City gang. The full indictment can be found at the bottom of this post.
    http://patch.com
  • I agree that we need to address the poverty and lack of resources in our communities that lead to gang activity. I ALSO believe that we need to address police murders in our community. It's not a question of either or. It is BOTH. We can attend to two things....

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    I agree that we need to address the poverty and lack of resources in our communities that lead to gang activity. I ALSO believe that we need to address police murders in our community. It's not a question of either or. It is BOTH. We can attend to two things. It is possible. Why do people say this same tired thing: "we need to stop whining about police and focus on gangs?" As if we can't do both. They are separate issues. Stop detracting attention from one issue by inserting the other. If the conversation is about police, then stick to that topic. If the conversation is about responding to the needs of people in our community, then talk about that. I'm not saying there is no overlap. I'm saying stop telling people to consider either or!

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    Jobs with living wages.
    Every single one of those young men in this article have talent that was perverted to maximize their wealth. Lets make these young people in bligted areas opportunity greater than; attacking the vitality of the community for profit. I believe people would choose positive opportunity over...

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    Jobs with living wages.
    Every single one of those young men in this article have talent that was perverted to maximize their wealth. Lets make these young people in bligted areas opportunity greater than; attacking the vitality of the community for profit. I believe people would choose positive opportunity over a life of crime if given the chance.
    Look at the name of the gang. ..how sad, they were probably relieved to be arrested. To bad they will be sent to crime college to be retrained. Our country needs to focus on what national security really means and fund education accordingly.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I agree with Keedra that we can and should have both: tough and fair policing and prosecution of gangs and holding police to responsible standards of dealing with the public. That's why I promote, teach the FlexYourRights education and training programs on how best to avoid and survive hostile police...

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    I agree with Keedra that we can and should have both: tough and fair policing and prosecution of gangs and holding police to responsible standards of dealing with the public. That's why I promote, teach the FlexYourRights education and training programs on how best to avoid and survive hostile police encounters:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4nQ_mFJV4I

    10 Rules for Dealing with Police (Full-Length)
    MORE INFO ON DEALING WITH POLICE ...... Know-Your-Rights DVDs: http://flexyourrights.org/shop Official Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/FlexYourRights Twitter: http://twitter.com/FlexYourRights Get Flex Your Rights Emails: http://flexyourrights.org/subscribe Got questions about dealing with cops? We got answers: http://flexyourrights.org/faq
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CPS Crisis

I'm reading all these reports and news headlines and I've come to the conclusion that the CPS should declare bankruptcy. Only then can we get the reform that is needed to fix a corrupt system that the plutocrats have set in place for decades to push their political agenda forward. Both the political leaders city, state, and the CTU share the blame for this crisis.

How can you rationalize instituting pension holidays?!? Diverting taxpayer dollars intended for promised pensions benefits...

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I'm reading all these reports and news headlines and I've come to the conclusion that the CPS should declare bankruptcy. Only then can we get the reform that is needed to fix a corrupt system that the plutocrats have set in place for decades to push their political agenda forward. Both the political leaders city, state, and the CTU share the blame for this crisis.

How can you rationalize instituting pension holidays?!? Diverting taxpayer dollars intended for promised pensions benefits for a 4% annual compounding wage increase that the CTU wanted created this crisis. The plutocrats stay in power by appeasing the CTU, instituted these pension holidays.

Genius calling it a pension holiday, it sounds like something fun and relaxing to enjoy. This policy lasting decades were more like holi-YEARS of bad financial decisions steaming from corrupt political officials that did not have the taxpayers interest anywhere near a thought in their minds. The CPS teacher pension fund is short $10,000,000,000 dollars and funded at just 52%.

We taxpayers paid our fair share and it is unfair, unjust, and shameful for these same politicians and the CTU to tell us taxpayers to bail them out! The system is broken and we cannot allow to be bamboozled! File for bankruptcy, employee directed retirement, and we'll never go down this road again!

Term limits for all politicians and will someone think of the children? =)

https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/cps-pensions-from-retirement-security-to-political-slush-fund/

    CPS pensions: From retirement security to political slush fund
    Chicago Public Schools, or CPS, is facing a pension shortfall of $9.5 billion, multiyear, billion-dollar deficits and a credit rating that's been downgraded to junk. This crisis is arguably the best example of how Illinois politicians use and abuse pensions, turning what is meant to provide government workers with retirement security into a political slush fund.
    https://www.illinoispolicy.org
  • I looked at my current tax bill and i see all cook county municipality's are in the negative except one.

  • The Otherside Homeowner, Educator, Parent, Activist, Author

    We as a people are reactionary. If we stayed on top of business at the onset and stop trusting that people will naturally do the right things we could save money and face. We have to get active, pay attention, hold people accountable and make them do their job....which is to serve the people and not themselves.

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ATN: February 2016

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...10, 17, and 24. Call (773) 821-8450 for more information. Classes are held at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Kelly M. Fitzgerald, MD, has joined the Mercy Department of Pediatrics, and Ruth Dubyel, MD...

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Armour Square Park, located at 3309 S. Shields, has begun registration for winter programs online at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or in person at...

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Low-income families gain financial knowledge and pay off thousands of dollars in debt with guidance from a financial coaching Progress Program led by the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), located at 567 W. Lake St. Call (312) 252-

The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., offers tours, exhibits, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education to enhance awareness and...

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1800 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

Chicago Hope Academy High School, 2189 W. Bowler St., will hold a placement examination for eighth grade students on Saturday, Feb. 6. Students should...

Chicago KICS United FC soccer will hold a Vegas Night on Valentine’s fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 to 10 p.m. at Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Ave. Cost of tickets is $150 per couple or $85 per individual. For more information, log on to www.kicsunited.org/vegasnight or call (312) 995-7117.

...Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Tap Room, 2607 W. 17th St. Proceeds from What’s Brewing With CASA will support its Child Advocacy Program, which recruits...

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave., and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., is hosting special events in February. On Sunday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m., enjoy...

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, a center for Spanish language and cultural exchange, offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

...families and individuals, senior services, and youth programs. The Marillac Social Center is located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773...

...located at 212 S. Francisco Ave., and the St. Vincent de Paul Center is at 2145 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 722-7440...

The Maxwell Street Market is open Sundays at 800 S. Desplaines St. For more information, contact (312) 243-0394 or HistoryStreetGuy@gmail.com or visit www.Maxwell-StreetFoundation.org.

...Rose and Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward). The event was held at McKinley Park Fieldhouse, 2210 W. Pershing Rd. and facilitated by Rose. Call (312) 747-6527...

...annual benefit auction, Darkroom, on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. Enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $175...

MoCP will host free public programming related to the MoCP at 40 exhibition running through April 10. All works on view come from the museum’s permanent collection. Zanele Mhuli will give a photography lecture Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave., at 6 p.m.

A symposium on the “unstable image,” a discussion on fading prints, will be held Friday, March 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at 600 S. Michigan Ave.

The National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., is hosting Greek dance lessons for teens and adults on Saturdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The current classes run through Feb. 27. Drop-ins welcome. Call (312) 655-1234 or log on to www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org.

The Saint John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago has been named one of the country’s top ten Newman Centers by Best College Reviews, www.bestcollegereviews.org. The Newman Center is at 700 S. Morgan St. Call (312) 226-1880.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., offers praying of the rosary every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and a garage sale every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fundraising is underway to restore the church’s twin towers and its pipe organ. Call (312) 226-2300.

...dialogue about international politics with Alexey Zaytsev, a Russian official. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org...

...on Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Furama Restaurant, 2828 S. Wentworth Ave. Nancy Loo of WGN News will emcee this event, which will feature food, school performances...

St. John Cantius Parish, 825 N. Carpenter St., has released two CDs, Magnificat and Te Deum, featuring its choir and orchestra, Ensemble Cor et Vox. For information or to buy CDs, call (312) 243-7373, ext. 111.

The Shedd Aquarium has named its baby dolphin Makoa, which means “fearless” in Hawaiian. Nearly 3,500 people participated in an election to choose the name. The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 939-2438.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. Call (312) 226-6234.

The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., will hold an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m.

...drawing after the Sunday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m. Mass. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757...

The Smart Gallery of Art will present Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago Thursday, Feb. 11, through Sunday, June 12. An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10. The museum is at 5550 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in his office at 1645 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or email ward25chicago@gmail.com.

Institute is located at 610 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 322-1756.

Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., offers a pinochle club that meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players of all skill levels welcome. Call (312) 747-6729.

The Sentience exhibit features five Chicago-based artists’ work and kicks off with an opening on Friday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, March 27, at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522 or log on to www.uima-chicago.org.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre will present Snafu, a story of a family dealing with the aftermath of war, from Friday through Sunday, Feb. 19 through 28. The theatre is located at 1044 W. Harrison St. Call (312) 996-2939.

...Valparaiso Saturday, March 5, at 3 p.m. All games are at the UIC Pavilion, Harrison Street and Racine Avenue. Log on to www.uicflames.com for tickets. UIC College of Dentistry student Nisha Garg...

From now through Saturday, March 12, at the Linda Warren Projects gallery is showing still lifes by Ed Valentine and works by Michael Stillion in an exhibition called In the Belly of the Whale. The gallery is at 327 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 432-9500 or log on to www.lindwarrenprojects.com.

...9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Metro Chicago Hotel, 733 W. Madison St. Get information and see exhibits about childcare, schools, extracurricular activities, and child health and nutrition...

The West Loop now has a privately owned bike station one block north of Lake Street at 210 N. Green St., offering showers, lockers, a tire pump, and 75 indoor bicycle racks. Created by the firm WeWork, it leases the bicycle parking spaces and lockers. Email bikepark@wework.com.

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

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: February 2016
    Eight students from De La Salle's Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women, along with De La Salle math instructor Norma Ramos, recently attended the Sonia Kovalevsky Math and Magic Day at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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Pilgrim Baptist will not be rebuilt; could become park

Pilgrim Baptist Church, an historic building at 3301 S. Michigan Ave. that was severely damaged by a fire in 2006, will not be rebuilt.

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What remains of the church, considered the birthplace of gospel music, is a mere shell of a 19th century architectural gem by Adler and Sullivan on the corner of east 33rd Street and south Indiana Avenue. After the fire the congregation started a “Rebuild Pilgrim” website to collect funds.

    Gazette Chicago " Pilgrim Baptist will not be rebuilt; could become park
    February 6, 2016 Pilgrim Baptist Church, an historic building at 3301 S. Michigan Ave. that was severely damaged by a fire in 2006, will not be rebuilt. Alderman Pat Dowell (3rd Ward) informed the community, saying the church's board members decided not to rebuild after a feasibility analysis.
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    INTERIOR REHAB FOR EXISTING MULTI DWELLING 3 STORY MASONRY BUILDING WITH BASEMENT, DECONVERT FROM 12DU TO 6 DU, BASEMENT TO BE CLEARED AND LEFT UNFINISHED, NEW PARTITIONS, DOORS, WINDOWS, MEP AS PER PLANS, NEW REAR OPEN WOOD FRAME PORCH NO ROOF CURRENT: 12 DU RESIDENTIALPROPOSED: 6 DU RESIDENTIAL. **Certified Plan Corrections Project - Conditional Permit: Subject to field inspections **

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