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2 days ago

Updated 9 hours ago

What grade would you give Will Burns and Pat Dowell on their "Take Back 35th Street" Event?

What were your opinions of the Event. Was it successful or was it unsuccessful?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Crearly, Pat Dowell, Will Burns, Bobby Rush, Conrad Worrill, Eddie Reid and Bamani Obedeli took credit publicly for turning out the vote in the African American communities of Chicago that enabled the " top ~down" re~election of Rahm Emanuel.

    So don`t be crying about how sad it is that African...

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    Crearly, Pat Dowell, Will Burns, Bobby Rush, Conrad Worrill, Eddie Reid and Bamani Obedeli took credit publicly for turning out the vote in the African American communities of Chicago that enabled the " top ~down" re~election of Rahm Emanuel.

    So don`t be crying about how sad it is that African American children in Chicago are committing fratriside!!!

    What is your bought and paid for Rahm Emanuel " top down" plan to stop disenfranchised, displaced and gangsterized black male youth from murdering each other on the streets of Chicago.

    How much did each of you receive from the $22 million it took to purchase Rahm Emanuel a second term as Mayor of Chiraq?

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    A grade - Nice constituent work on community turnout and excellent comments from both Aldermrn and the Commander.

11 hours ago

Seven dead — Including Boy, 7 — Dozens Injured Over Fourth Of July Weekend

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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Amari, who lived in the 500 block of North Drake, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:56 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the boy and a 26-year-old woman were not the intended targets when they were shot while standing in the 1100 block of North Harding just before midnight. The woman was also shot in the chest and taken to Stroger, where her condition stabilized.

The three were sitting inside a van in an alley near Sunnyside and Kimball about 2:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said.

The 26-year-old man was sitting in his car in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive about 1 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots into the car, police said.

The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

The 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen at 10:06 p.m. in the 200 block of East Ohio, according to police and fire officials. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said.

Jul 05 2014

Updated 13 hours ago

Fireworks or Buffoonery?

Last night BV was lit up like Navy Pier with exploding rockets, dynamite sticks and overall buffoonery until well past 1am. I mean celebrating is fine, but decent people understand limits. Block after block, things were exploding in the front of homes, in the streets and even in front of churches. The streets this morning were showered with broken glass, paper and debris. Every time that I think that the neighborhood is starting to move forward the idiots show that they will always hold our progress back!!!

  • Upside Down Upside/Down & Frustrated

    2015 and more animalistic behavior in our community. Both Fri and Sat the lawlessness ( fireworks, dynamite sticks, shooting and drag racing) went on as late as 3:30am. Where were the police!!! If they were patrolling, why was this allowed? CPD dispatch claimed the problem in BV was dispatched. LOL....

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    2015 and more animalistic behavior in our community. Both Fri and Sat the lawlessness ( fireworks, dynamite sticks, shooting and drag racing) went on as late as 3:30am. Where were the police!!! If they were patrolling, why was this allowed? CPD dispatch claimed the problem in BV was dispatched. LOL. I understand it was the holiday weekend, but what kind of civilized people think that its ok to explode dynamite sticks at 3:30am on residential blocks? There was drag racing on King Drive. Thirty people were shot thus far over the weekend in Chiraq. We all know what happen on Calumet. Enough is Enough. The solution is simple aldermen and legislators bring in the National Guard because we are all under seize!!!

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Vonzell Banks, 17, fatally shot near Hadiya Pendleton Park, among 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

34 hours ago

4 Dead, 8 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

Among those who died was a 17-year-old boy who was shot near recently named Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King. The teen, identified as Vonzell Banks, a junior at Dunbar Vocational High School, was likely not the intended target, police said.

A man was shot in the shoulder and leg at about 11:45 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East 44th Street in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood.

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The man and a 43-year-old woman were walking in an alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland when someone in a passing car fired shots at them, killing the man and injuring the woman.

A 41-year-old man was shot in the back and arm while sitting in a car at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. The incident happened in the 4200 block of West Cermak in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was shot at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of West 104th Street in the Roseland neighborhood.

A 33-year-old man was shot in the chin, arm and stomach at about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the foot at about 12:15 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of West Randolph on the Near West Side.

A 19-year-old man was injured at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday when a gunman on a bicycle approached him and began firing shots. The incident happened in the 11800 block of South State in the West Pullman neighborhood.

34 hours ago

Teen killed in Bronzeville one of 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

36 hours ago

Teen killed at park named for Hadiya Pendleton: 'What a terrible tribute to her'

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired from a passing white vehicle. The man was wounded in the left shoulder and left leg and was taken to Provident Hospital. He was later taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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• A 41-year-old man was wounded about 3:20 a.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

• Just before midnight Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 200 block of West 104th Place in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

36 hours ago

Teen Killed Near Hadiya Pendleton Park

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

37 hours ago

Teens Shot Near Hadiya Pendleton Park Not Intended Targets, Police Say

The victims, ages 17 and 19, were playing basketball in the 4300 block of South King Drive when a male approached about 4:45 p.m. and asked if he could join, according to police sources. Moments later, a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire.

37 hours ago

Police: 4 Dead, 8 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings Since Thursday Evening

A 17-year-old boy — identified by relatives as Dunbar Vocational High School junior Vonzell Banks — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

At 11:45 p.m., a man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, striking him in the left shoulder and left thigh, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 3:20 a.m., the 41-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 4200 block of West Cermak when he was shot in the back and right arm, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition stabilized.

At 11:39 p.m., a 19-year-old man was standing outside in the 200 block of West 104th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

38 hours ago

Teens killed in Bronzeville one of 17 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was in North Lawndale early Saturday. At 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

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40 hours ago

Fourth of July weekend violence amid stepped up police patrols

Vonzell Banks was shot in the back Friday afternoon, while playing basketball at the park in the 4300 block of South King Drive.

40 hours ago

1 killed, 5 wounded in shootings

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. Friday in the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, an "L" train occasionally rumbling in the background.

The man was walking on sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots form a passing white vehicle.

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

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At the scene in Bronzeville on the South Side, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park -- named after a student from King...

The man was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

He was outside in the 200 block of West 104th Place when he was wounded by gunfire, police said.  

Around 7:45 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.

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May 08

Updated 43 hours ago

Safety of South Lakefront Path

I have been very impressed with how clean and safe the South Lakefront path has been for bicyclists. I see lots of nice people using the path.

I have a friend who is an attractive graduate student from Russia, she likes to run and then go to the beach at 43rd street. She runs alone during the day.

Do others think it is very safe for a young woman to run alone and use the beach during the day?

She's not naive about crime in the city, just thinks this is a safe area, plus she thinks she can run away from any trouble.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Anna in Hyde Park writes:

    "ok but who is the 'certain element' that you refer to? Who is 'nice' and who is 'riff raff'? I still can't get an answer to these question and I think we all know why."

    I respond:

    Perhaps Rick Goode , I and other seasoned...

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    Anna in Hyde Park writes:

    "ok but who is the 'certain element' that you refer to? Who is 'nice' and who is 'riff raff'? I still can't get an answer to these question and I think we all know why."

    I respond:

    Perhaps Rick Goode , I and other seasoned veterans of Chicago/Urban living can give some helpful tips to help identify regular, decent people as opposed to low life, no good riff raff that should be avoided or....

    Put in their place.

    :-)

    (Back of a paddy wagon, or forced to sit in a circle surrounded by 70 year old Baptist women with Bibles who look and sound like Fred Sanford's Aunt Ester :-)

    Regular decent people have some, one of these things:

    A steady job
    An official, recognized school program
    A/some source of legal income
    A change of clothes
    Some hobby, activity that involves something other than harassing women
    A vocabulary that doesn't include constant use of the F word

    (And this one is key)

    A proper understanding and use of "The Street".

    The proper use of "the Street" is infrastructure used to "go somewhere":

    Ie go to work, go to the store, go to school, go to church, go a neighbor's place etc.
    it is not a place to:

    Stay
    Hang out
    Sleep overnight
    Harass pedestrians, particularly harass women, say sings like "Hey Baby... Not!"
    Seek to find a sexual partner in the next few minutes
    Buy and sell stolen merchandize
    Block people from walking, running, biking

    And, yes riff raff can and are composed of individuals, mostly males of all racial, ethnic, religious avoiding individuals. The term "paddy wagon" is an ethnic slur against Chicago's large Irish community who in times past and during a few recent South Side St. Patrick's Day parades engaged in stereotypical "riff raff" behavior that prompted police and decent citizens to put the Irish American riff raff in the back of yes...

    The "paddy wagon".

    I hope that helps.

  • Marie Yuen Writer

    Thanks Jaye Els, from those of us who aren't seasoned veterans of Chicago/Urban living (but are trying to be!), for shedding a little more light on the subject. :)

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47 hours ago

Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into a white suv and speed away.

47 hours ago

1 killed, 2 wounded in shootings

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. on the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, the occasional rumbling sound of a passing "L" train in the background.

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

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At the scene in Bronzeville, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park – named after a student from King...

In addition to that shooting, a 33-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood at 7:45 p.m., police said.

47 hours ago

Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into a white suv and speed away.

47 hours ago

One Killed, One Injured In Bronzeville Shooting

About 4:45 p.m., the boy and a 19-year-old man were both shot in the 4300 block of South King, according to preliminary information from police.

47 hours ago

Two teens shot, one killed near park slated to be renamed after Hadiya Pendleton

Officials said a 17-year-old and 19-year-old were shot in the park, currently called Buckthorn Park, located near East 44th Street and South Calumet Avenue.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Planning requires everyone’s support

...well-paying community construction jobs and contracting opportunities. Additionally, Mariano’s decision to build on 38th Street and King Drive has prompted much needed development interest from potential investors hoping to capitalize from their presence...

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Absolutely, and that includes lower income Ida B. Wells public housing residents displaced by the CHA Plan for Transformation.

    The planning process must be convened in adjacent community and result in a Community Benefits Agreement.

    Virtually

    Bronzeville Curmudgeon

2 days ago

1 killed, 1 wounded in Bronzeville shooting

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. on the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, the occasional rumbling sound of a passing "L" train in the background.

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At the scene in Bronzeville, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park -- named after a student from King...

2 days ago

Two teens shot near park slated to be renamed after Hadiya Pendleton

...and 19-year-old were shot in the park, currently called Buckthorn Park, located near East 44th Street and South Calumet Avenue, officials said.The 17-year-old boy was shot in the back and listed in...

5 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Honestly..Do the men (young-old) of BV really want to work?

Earlier today a young AA man 14yrs old asked me for spare change outside of Wags on 35th. I declined, but handed him my card with cell number and instructed him to give the card to his parent/ guardian if he was interested in earning money pulling weeds, grass, garage organizing etc..To my surprise a few hours later, his parent called to inform me that her son doesn't do manual labor work. In her words, ' What else you got?...

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Earlier today a young AA man 14yrs old asked me for spare change outside of Wags on 35th. I declined, but handed him my card with cell number and instructed him to give the card to his parent/ guardian if he was interested in earning money pulling weeds, grass, garage organizing etc..To my surprise a few hours later, his parent called to inform me that her son doesn't do manual labor work. In her words, ' What else you got? and' What you paying". I was stunned. But it's ok to let him panhandle? Dawned on me again, why I have problems getting someone from the community to ring my bell after snowstorms. Needed to share this story, since some are saying that the black middle class wont reach back. By the way, I was going to pay this kid well.

  • You can't eat books, but need books to eat. Tell DMX that.

  • Is DMX out of jail?

    It would have been funny to listen to the silence when the question was asked, can your son tutor in math?

    Ray of B, check in with alderman Dowells office to see if there is anything at the Rosenwald for him.

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Hello!

I am a graduate student working on a community project and I was wondering if any Bronzeville residents were interested/willing to answer a few questions that I have about the community.

  • Sara in Bronzeville I am an artist and new to Bronzeville.

    Shaina, could you describe your project a little? This might help you find the right/most helpful participants.

    Best of luck.

Jun 25

Updated 2 days ago

Take Back 35th Street

Please join 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns, and 2nd District Commander Terence Williams at the 35th Street Community Action Night. We have partnered with a few great organizations to take back 35th Street. If possible, please pass the attached flyer out to your friends & neighbors.

http://tinyurl.com/plkj4od

  • Walking back to my home I saw Bobby Rush tending his garden less than 1 block from all the festivities, is there a message here?

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Bobby Rush has common sense?

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