18 min ago

Black Women Among Victims Of Alleged Serial Killer

On Sunday evening, the body of Christine Williams, 26, was found in Gary. Hours later, two more bodies were found in the 400-block of east 43rd Avenue. They have not been identified.

Sep 29

Updated 25 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.

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    Hi LiLo - Vee and I are working out on Thursday's at the 47th St. LA Fitness from 5:30 -6:30 PM. Please join us. I also workout on Tuesdays.

  • Hi Ruby can you email me at nealstone2@att.net ?

Oct 07

Updated 1 hour ago

Bronzeville and Chinatown

I went walking, shopping and eating in Chinatown for the second time this year, I had a good time - very interesting restaurant where the staff is dressed in 1960s era Red Chinese military uniforms. Big posters of Mao on wall. Crawfish dish was extremely spicy but good.

I note that the buildings and sidewalks in Chinatown are beat up and old. Bronzeville infer structure looks a lot better, housing stock looks a lot better, but there doesn't seem to be much to do, no where to shop.

Chinatown is bustling with merchants, hundreds of places to shop and buy things, lots of foot traffic. Why can't Bronzeville have more of that?

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Paranoia about White gentrification in Washington Park or Bronzeville is mostly just that, paranoia.

    These areas will remain > 80% Black. If some students, hipsters, artists, gay pioneers move in and invest In these areas, the changes will be mostly positive.

    The days when these areas had large populations of...

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    Paranoia about White gentrification in Washington Park or Bronzeville is mostly just that, paranoia.

    These areas will remain > 80% Black. If some students, hipsters, artists, gay pioneers move in and invest In these areas, the changes will be mostly positive.

    The days when these areas had large populations of HUD public housing project people, it might seem nice in the rear view mirror, but it just wasn't good for these communities or for the city as as a whole .

    Wealthy people, upper middle class and middle class people moving in to these areas will bring lots of jobs and the need for services. Wealthier people need stores, workers to fix their stuff as most wealthy people can't fix or maintain their own stuff.

    Yes, it's important to respect the historic culture (Black African American) of Bronzeville, and it looks to me that that is being done.

    But, BC - we need to get away from this notion that "bad means good" and it's noble to be poor and economic improvement, successis "selling out to the system" or not acting Black.

    Many of our best Black artists like Buddy Guy were/are successful - they are wealthy and invest back in to their/our communities .

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Sean les, I AM COOL, as long as we can share wealth and power in the revitalization of Bronzeville! :-)

3 hours ago

En imágenes, los sitios en Indiana donde hallaron muertas a 7 mujeres

La casa abandonada en la cuadra 400 E. 43rd Ave., en Gary, Indiana, donde apareció uno de los cuerpos. MICHAEL TERCHA/TRIBUNE

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La casa abandonada en la cuadra 1400 E. 50th Ct., en Gary, Indiana, donde apareció uno de los cuerpos. MICHAEL TERCHA/TRIBUNE

3 hours ago

Obama leaves town after casting early ballot

The president voted Monday morning — the first day of early balloting — at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. "Exercising our franchise, that's where all of us are the same," he said as he prepared to vote.

5 hours ago

Arrancan elecciones tempranas en área de Chicago

...el presidente Barack Obama, en el Centro de Servicio Comunitario Martin Luther King Jr., del 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., en el barrio de Kenwood...

5 hours ago

President Obama Casts Ballot On First Day Of Early Voting

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

5 hours ago

Alleged serial killer Darren Deon Vann charged in Hammond murder

...20 p.m., the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue. She was reported missing on October 8. Early Sunday, the body of Teaira Batey, 28...

7 hours ago

Are You Barack Obama? Poll Worker Asks President, Who Replies: 'That's Me'

When he showed up at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center on 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., one poll worker asked if he was Barack Obama.

After leaving the voting center, Obama traveled to Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign offices in the 300 block of East 47th Street. When he arrived there around 11:30 a.m., he brought in three boxes of doughnuts.

9 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Chanel

What we need is a commitment in our neighbor from the mayor and our aldermen to enforce tenant rights and stop letting these slumlords pay them off to avoid taking their assessment to housing court instead of administrative hearings. They are the cause of poor CHA housing. I'm tired of hearing about low income people living in Bronzeville and we should only have home owners and black owned businesses here. Most black folks are low income because it's good for white folks and black people who think they have made it.

9 hours ago

Obama casts ballot as early voting begins

The president, who headlined a rally Sunday night at Chicago State University, left his Kenwood home shortly after 11 a.m. and voted at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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Tyrone Pendleton, 74, casts his ballot on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 election at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington St. in downtown Chicago.

11 hours ago

Interrogan a sospechoso por muerte de siete mujeres en Indiana

...la noche y la madrugada del domingo, en la cuadra 2200 Massachusetts St., la cuadra 400 E. 43rd Ave. y la cuadra 1800 E. 19th Ave., se inform...

11 hours ago

Alleged serial killer identified as Darren Deon Vann

...has been identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. Her body was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue on Sunday night. She was reported missing on October 8. The other bodies located over...

Oct 13

Updated 11 hours ago

Kenyan Wins Chicago Marathon.... Again!

Did anyone else notice that a Black African Kenya runner won the Chicago marathon again! What's that?! Like the last 20 Chicago, New York, Boston Marathons have all been won by these Kenyans, like every *(#*$ year!
:-)
I thought we were supposed to have some type of home court, Chicago advantage as the race conditions were wet and rather cool/cold. Surely these mountain, warm weather Black African runners from Kenya shouldn't be able to do so well on a...

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Did anyone else notice that a Black African Kenya runner won the Chicago marathon again! What's that?! Like the last 20 Chicago, New York, Boston Marathons have all been won by these Kenyans, like every *(#*$ year!
:-)
I thought we were supposed to have some type of home court, Chicago advantage as the race conditions were wet and rather cool/cold. Surely these mountain, warm weather Black African runners from Kenya shouldn't be able to do so well on a cold, wet Chicago October Sunday. But what happens....

Kenyans win again!

Did anyone in Bronzeville see any of the race when it went through Bronzeville?

Are the Kenyans doing something secret - have Kenya African lions chase them in key stretches of the race?

What's going on here!

:-)

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    I lived in Kenya for a couple of years so can provide a little more specific context. Most of the successful Kenya runners are from the Kalenjin tribe. The Kalenjin are one of 40+ tribes in Kenya, each with their own language and culture, though most everyone speak Swahili as...

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    I lived in Kenya for a couple of years so can provide a little more specific context. Most of the successful Kenya runners are from the Kalenjin tribe. The Kalenjin are one of 40+ tribes in Kenya, each with their own language and culture, though most everyone speak Swahili as a second language, and English if they've graduated high school (only 25% of people, but rising quickly as Kenya get richer).

    As mentioned by others, the Kalenjin homeland is indeed at higher altitude, so that helps with lung development and training. Success also breeds success. There are running clubs in Kalenjin-land and great coaches there that help develop talent through a lot of hard work.

    An NPR article on the topic if you want to learn more:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/01/241895965/how-one-kenyan-tribe-produces-the-worlds-best-runners

    Enjoy.

  • Great additional info, Ben. If I had more time I'd keep adding more tidbits, but I'm living the old Kenyan tradition (not being practiced so much by urban folks) of caring for both elderly and grandchildren!

13 hours ago

Police question suspect as bodies of 7 women found in Gary, Hammond

...were found late Saturday and early Sunday in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said...

13 hours ago

3 more bodies found in Gary, total of 7 discovered in NW Indiana

...of a woman police identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue. She was reported missing on Oct. 8. A second body was found in the 2200...

14 hours ago

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15 hours ago

7 women found dead in Gary, Hammond over weekend

The bodies of the three women in Gary were found late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

15 hours ago

3 more female bodies found in Gary, total of 7 discovered in NW Indiana

...found in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night. Officials said three bodies were discovered in abandoned homes in Gary late Saturday...

2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Are there jobs/training programs for people with felony convictions?

Are there any job opportunities or training programs for people with felony convictions in the Bronzeville/Hyde Park/Kenwood areas? Are there any programs geared towards reducing the recidivism rate?

17 hours ago

3 more bodies found in Gary, man questioned in NW Indiana deaths

...in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two female bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night. A total of seven bodies have been found in northwest Indiana, according to...

21 hours ago

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