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Gun Violence explodes across City

Over 30 people shot in a weekend and we are only in April, maybe I am naïve in thinking this, but could Drugs be the problem here. The only other time we had this level of violence was during prohibition. My thinking is when the alcohol ban was lifted the violence problem went away. I see open air drug dealing going on uninterrupted 24/7 like it's a 7/11 and not even an ounce of fear on these drug dealers faces of being arrested, well now the shooting involves children, women, at all times of day and night, and we have no answers. Well something has gotta give or this will be the end of us all.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    We need new leadership at the top of CPD!
    With the fudging of types of felony crimes compromised where do we go
    from here to monitor the madness?

  • billywood 5500s ashland hope&peace

    Wallstreet , bankers , drug dealer, gang bangers, all operate their profit stream through fear and greed . Chaos and disorder are a byproduct. In the late nineteenth century the rail road used human resources to manually apply breaks to stop the train many times these guys were killed or...

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    Wallstreet , bankers , drug dealer, gang bangers, all operate their profit stream through fear and greed . Chaos and disorder are a byproduct. In the late nineteenth century the rail road used human resources to manually apply breaks to stop the train many times these guys were killed or maimed in these operations hydraulic brakes had been invented but the industry refused to implement them for almost forty years because they claimed it would bankrupt the industry. The government finally regulates them and their profits sore because now they can run 150 to 200 cars instead of 15 or 20 . Order and regulation is a key to peace and prosperity. We are the government the corporations are our partners and the tail has been wagging the dog too long. We have the tool we are not applying it properly and it is quickly being taken away.

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what do you think?

Alderman Dowell is working to have a request for proposals created to drive the development of 43rd st around Calumet and Prairie. What do you think of the idea? Attached is a pic showing a possible collection of stores, what do you think? Contact her office to share your thoughts of what you would like to see here. Help drive this conversation to see the development that will sustain and ignite the revitalization of Bronzeville. Get involved early before decisions are made.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell & Erica in Bronzeville:

    Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council a long standing 501c3 not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the historic Bronzeville community, in good standing with the State of Illinois, was not contacted by your office to participate in the city of Chicago's...

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    3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell & Erica in Bronzeville:

    Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council a long standing 501c3 not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the historic Bronzeville community, in good standing with the State of Illinois, was not contacted by your office to participate in the city of Chicago's development of the RFP for 43rd & Calumet in Bronzeville.

    As you know historically, from your past history as executive director of the Mid South Planning & Development Commission, that collaboratively we created the Muddy Waters Blues District and festival on the 43rd street commercial business district years ago and it was not sustained.

    The east west boundaries are from Stewart Avenue on the west and the lakefront on the east. Several commercial redevelopment nodes have emerged on 43rd Street in the past decade, including a node at St Laurence Avenue and another anchored by Nroman's Bistro on 43rd & Ellis Avenue, where we celebrated the Brown Derby Jazz Revue on this past Thursday evening, as components of the Visit Bronzeville FAM Tour associated with IPW International Tourism conference in Chicago on April 5-9, 2014.

    Don't forget lady D' antiques and the other urban entrepreneurs struggling to sustain thier businesses in the landmark retial commercial building between located Michigan Avenue and Wabash Avenue on 43rd Street around the coroner from rev Cobbs church that has been palced on the national register of historic palces because of its art deco exterior and not the legacy of Rev Cobb's assocation to the policy racket barons.

    The vision of 43rd Street's emergence as a heritage tourism entertainment zone should not be limited or truncated by Aldermanic control or focus simply on the corner of 43rd & Calumet, but should also be inclusive of the entire 43rd Street commercial business district development within the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area www.cmap.illinois.gov/bmnhac

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Excuse me for knowing, understanding, respecting and honoring the authentic history of Bronzeville and its potential as a emerging African American heritage tourism destination.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

3 days ago

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Moving to Chicago

Hello,

I was wondering what a good place to live in Chicago that isn't too far from mount sinai hospital. My budget seems to only allow me to look at places in the south like bronzeville. I am a single female so any advice would be appreciated!

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    Bridgeport is a great place to live with great neighbors.

  • Michael Ramstedt Managing Broker, Krain Real Estate

    Check out UIC West campus "Tri-Taylor". Between I-290 on the north, Roosevelt Rd on the south, Damen on the east and Western on the west. I have been living here for 27 years and selling and renting real estate for 20 years. I always gets 15-20 apartments each year in...

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    Check out UIC West campus "Tri-Taylor". Between I-290 on the north, Roosevelt Rd on the south, Damen on the east and Western on the west. I have been living here for 27 years and selling and renting real estate for 20 years. I always gets 15-20 apartments each year in the neighborhood. Its one of the best neighborhoods in the city . . UIC and medical students . . . downtown working professionals . .and families. Mt Sinai is only 5-10minutes by car or bus down Ogden Ave to the SW. 1 Brs run $700-$1000. 2 BRs run $800-$1200. I actually have a 1 BR heat included for $950 right now.

14 hours ago

Men's Group at The Renaissance Collaborative Facilitated By Christopher Watts, MBA

Wed, Apr 23, 2014 5pm -6pm

Join Us For The Following Discussion:

Delayed Gratification

Wednesday, April 23rd

5pm – 6pm

In one study, preschoolers were brought into a room with several M&M’s on the table. They were told that they would be left alone for a while, (no time was given) and that, if they wanted to, they could eat the M&M’s. But if they waited without eating them until the adult returned, they would be given more (Again, no amount was indicated). After the experiment...

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Join Us For The Following Discussion:

Delayed Gratification

Wednesday, April 23rd

5pm – 6pm

In one study, preschoolers were brought into a room with several M&M’s on the table. They were told that they would be left alone for a while, (no time was given) and that, if they wanted to, they could eat the M&M’s. But if they waited without eating them until the adult returned, they would be given more (Again, no amount was indicated). After the experiment was finished, the children were then tracked for many years. The children who ate the M&M’s right away did poorly in school and in life; the children who were able to wait longer did better, and the children who waited until the adult returned with more M&M’s were exceptionally successful in school and life. They found that the ability to delay gratification was the single most important factor in success, compared to IQ, physical differences, race, sex, etc. They also noted the variety of coping mechanisms that the children used to avoid eating the M&M’s. Some covered their eyes, stood away, sang, tapped, yelled, etc. Discuss how we have succeeded or failed at delayed gratifications in our lives. Is the belief in an afterlife the ultimate delayed gratification? Is buying now and paying later part of it? Do the men who have the ability to save and those that don’t see a correlation? How much had this ability or lack of it affected our lives?

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21 hours ago

Election results for Hyde Park LSCs

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

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Hyde Parker and jazz legend Willie Pickens (center, writing) votes in the local school council election at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., while his wife Irma (left) looks on.

Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St.

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Canter Elementary School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave.

Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E. 54th St.

Murray Elementary School, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

As of press time no LSC list for Ariel, 1119 E. 46th St.; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., or Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., elementary schools were submitted to the Herald.

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I'M COMING BACK TO BRONZEVILLE!!!!

If all works out and God continues to bless me..... I'm Coming Back this Spring... the former Bronzeville Coffee House will be opening back up under my Parent Company "SIP & SAVOR INC., So Prepare yourselves for a Venue that's Grown & Sexy complete with relaxing music, Fine Art, Networking on a level never seen before, Class, Elegance, and much much more! I envision events such as Comedy, Live Jazz, Hell, I'm even thinking of hosting a Karaoke night. So STAY TUNED IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC!!!!! AND OF COURSE THE COFFEE WILL BE FIYA, STRAIGHT FROM THE MOTHERLAND.....

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Welcome back to the 43rd Street Muddy Waters Drive Blues District commercial business node at St. Laurence Avenue!

    This historic business district runs east and west from the lakefront to Stewart Avenue within the historic Bronzeville community.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

  • Great information....

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Police Roll Call E 43rd st and Prairie Ave.

Tue, Apr 15, 2014 6 pm

Commander Williams is having an open roll call April 15, 2014 at 6pm Tuesday evening.
Please come out and support our community and support for CPD.

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Harold’s Chicken faces opposition in Bronzeville

Last month, a franchisee signed a lease for a space in the 4500 block of South Indiana but couldn’t get a business license because an alderman had suddenly rezoned the property for residential use.

Now, Kandy Cobbs, the owner of the building at 4507-09 S. Indiana, is crying foul.

2 days ago

new park

What would you like to see at a new Bronzeville park? 4300 block of South Calumet. I know I'd like to see a dog park; any other dog owners out there agree? Join in the discussion and share your thoughts. You can go online to vote for things like a dog park (see last picture).

2 days ago

New Buckthorn Park

What would you like to see at a new Bronzeville park? 4300 block of South Calumet. Join in the discussion and share your thoughts.

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Updated 2 days ago

35 shot in 36-hour span

...a 16-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his right leg on the 4500 block of South Champlain Avenue, in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood, said News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.The shooting happened at...

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The fourth murder was also early Sunday, about 1:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of West 53rd Place in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The shooting victim, identified by the...

...victim, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Joshua Martinez of the 4900 block of South Karlov Avenue, whose body lay on a sidewalk in front of the brick bungalow...

Two people were shot about 2:40 a.m. in the 6000 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A 32-year-old...

About 4:10 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the 5400 block of West Diversey Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was wounded in the stomach and...

About 2:30 a.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the forearm twice in the 1500 block of West 18th Place in the Pilsen neighborhood, police said. He was shot blocks from where two people were shot last night. The man was taken to the University of Illinois Hospital in good condition.

...m. a 28-year-old woman was shot in the head in the intersection of Grand and Kedzie avenues in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. She was northbound...

About the same time in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Lawndale neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg, police said. He was walking with a group and fled at the sound of gunfire but realized he had been shot. He is in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 11:55 p.m., two people were shot in the 10000 block of South Crandon Avenue in the South Deering neighborhood on the South Side. A man and a woman, each...

A 30-year-old man was shot in the groin about 11:24 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Stroger hospital.

Someone shot a 26-year-old woman in the hip in the 5900 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood neighborhood about 11:10 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector...

Three people standing on a sidewalk in Logan Square, near the intersection of North and Washtenaw avenues, were shot about 10:25 p.m., police said. Someone who passed by in...

...a gunshot wound, police said. The man was shot in the right hand on the 5200 block of West Wellington Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood, police said. His condition had stabilized, said Sweeney...

At 4:55 p.m. a 30-year-old man was shot on the 400 block of West 126th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, said Sweeney. The man was shot in the left leg and was taken to Metro South Hospital in good condition, said Sweeney.

Aside from the 18 people shot, a 25-year-old man walked into Stroger hospital Saturday afternoon and said he was shot about 2 a.m. near 59th Street and Talman Avenue in Gage Park early Saturday morning. He was shot in the side but it's not clear why he delayed seeking medical attention.

2 days ago

Ronnie ‘Woo Woo’ – Cubs love brightens his life

Before Wickers became one of the most well-known fans in Chicago, he experienced some tough times. According to Wickers, he grew up at 4748 South Evans and was surrounded by quite a bit of gang activity. Rooting for the Cubs at Wrigley was an escape for him from the violence in his neighborhood.

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4554 N. Broadway Street - Suite 350

2 days ago

LOST DOG FOUND

A small brown Chihuahua was found near 37th & Indiana on 4/4/2014. If you have any info on the rightful owners please post below and I will definitely contact you ASAP. The dog is not chipped.

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Lu Palmer's House

It's really sad what has happened to Lu's house over on King Drive, this is another sore eye for Bronzeville, Even the property where CBUC used to have meetings looks condemned. A beautiful red-brick structure has fallen on to hard times. Even the nearby Bronzeville Bed and Breakfast closed, never to return as of yet. Preservation needs to be taken more serious on the south side, cause when it's gone, it's gone! (See Picture).

  • Danie Lifelong Bronzeville resident and environmentalist

    Who has ownership of the Lou Palmer building?

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    BC seems as if you have some misdirected anger issues going on with that nonsensical rant. Why don't you find a way forward with some of these properties instead of spouting nonsense?

    If you are so smart, you can find money to preserve these structures. Since you are taking credit for saving other buildings, why not apply the same blueprint to saving more? I'm highly skeptical you had a major role in any of the buildings you mentioned in the first place.

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