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Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Washington, Jackson Parks Over Ties To Slavery

A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.

    Pastor Wants Presidents' Names Removed From Washington, Jackson Parks Over Ties To Slavery
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities. A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Change the name of Jackson Park to Jesse Jackson Park and Washington Park to Harold Washington Park .
    Madison Street, Monroe Street, Washington Avenue, Jackson Street and Franklin Street need to be renamed also.

  • I've looked at that statue for years. It's time for it to go, this is a new day. We need no reminders of our painful past.

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  • The Building Blocks For A Successful Future!

    Mr. Rence is asking for $1035.39:
    My students need math folder games, a place value kit, ink, copy paper, markers, laminating pouches, a dice tub and write and wipe boards to make them successful in a small group learning environment.
    William Carter Elementary School Comment

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT; DECONVERT BASEMENT TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION, REPLACE FIRST FLOOR AND SECOND FLOOR FURNACES TO AN EXISTING 2 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

    5817 S. Wabash Ave. Issued August 15, 2017 Comment

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88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade

There will be picnics and fun activities following the parade which will be located in Washington Park southeast of 51st and King Dr. with free giveaways and other treats.

    88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade
    ABC 7 is CHICAGO PROUD to be the only TV station in town broadcasting the 88th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, live, Saturday, August 12th, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm on the station's main channel ABC 7, also on our digital channel 7.2, abc7chicago.com, and the ABC7 News App.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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