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Rogers Park Rapper Bang Da Hitta Released From Jail

On May 29 of this year, Thomas was shot dead in the 4800 block of North Kenmore in Uptown.

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In July, rapper Lil Shawn, whose real name is Shawn Randall, allegedly shot and killed Vallan Francis, 22, in front of his girlfriend and children while he was on probation from a 2014 drug charge in the 2000 block of West Arthur Avenue in West Ridge.

    Rogers Park Rapper Bang Da Hitta Released From Jail
    ROGERS PARK - Rogers Park rapper Bang Da Hitta, whose real name is Keith Hayer, was released from Cook County Jail Friday. Hayer was arrested Feb. 9 after swallowing a crack rock during a traffic stop, according to court records. Cook County Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Hayer held on $30,000 bail the next day.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

  • Michael Archangel Just trying to balance out the "haters"

    ^^^First, Illinois does not have a "three strike rule", so there is that little fact. There was some discussion earlier in the year about "super sizing" some sentencing parameters but I do not know where that stands today.

    So we do not misunderstand one another, I am not defending Mr. Hayer. He has screwed up a few times and deserved the jail time. If history informs the future, it is highly likely that he will pick up another charge at some point or a rival will take him out.

  • Ukirain2015 Uptown resident

    Thanks for clarifying Archangel.
    I feel better.
    My hope is always that they turn their life around

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Updated 6 hours ago

What is going on!? 'Canon' sounds?

I'm on Buena and I've heard several loud canon-like sounds over the past few minutes...what's going on!? The first one was loud enough to wake me from my sleep and sounds too intense to be gun shots or fireworks. Any idea what it could be? It sounds like it's coming from the Wrigleyville area, but it's hard to tell.

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BOYSTOWN: Intruder Flees One Home, Tries To Rob Neighbor

...confronted, the unknown man reportedly fled out the back door of the home in the 800 block of Bradley Place and ran toward Halsted Street. He stopped running just long enough to pull out a...

    CWB Chicago: BOYSTOWN: Intruder Flees One Home, Tries To Rob Neighbor
    A Boystown resident who made a quick trip to his own basement Friday afternoon returned to find something unexpected: A complete stranger in his living room. Once confronted, the unknown man reportedly fled out the back door of the home in the 800 block of Bradley Place and ran toward Halsted Street.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

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#TBT This Uptown Hotel Was Once Home to the Chicago Bears (or Staleys)

...Starchworkers Became Chicago Bears: "[George] Halas moved his players into the Blackwood Apartment Hotel at 4414 Clarendon Avenue and then quickly made a deal with William Veeck Sr., president of the P.K...

    #TBT This Uptown Hotel Was Once Home to the Chicago Bears (or Staleys)
    UPTOWN - For #ThrowbackThursday, let's travel back to an Uptown hotel on the beach that was once home to the Chicago Staleys - or as we know them now, the Chicago Bears. In 1921, the Blackwood Apartment Hotel on Uptown's famous Clarendon Beach became the first home and headquarters of the Chicago Staleys, a football club that had its roots in Decatur, according to the Bears website.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

  • Perhaps...I was fascinated by the mention (love old architecture) and could find nothing about demolition of the building. So, maybe the street number was changed and it was re-purposed.

  • That's right—it's the HB Legacy across from Clarendon Park, on the southwest corner of Windsor & Clarendon.

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Updated 35 hours ago

Women & Children First to host Gloria Steinem talking with Roxane Gay

...Road ( Penguin Random House, October 2015 ), and will be held at The People's Church ( 941 W. Lawrence ). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Book signing...

    Women & Children First to host Gloria Steinem talking with Roxane Gay - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    CHICAGO, IL - On Thursday, October 29th, Women & Children First bookstore is thrilled to bring together two giants of feminism-Gloria Steinem and Roxane Gay-in conversation for one night only. This momentous event celebrates the release of Steinem's forthcoming memoir, My Life on the Road ( Penguin Random House, October 2015 ), and will be held at The People's Church ( 941 W.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

  • Gloria was a heroine early in my adult life.....

  • What a great venue for this! Just so there's no confusion about the date, which didn't get into the header above:

    CHICAGO, IL — On Thursday, October 29th, Women & Children First bookstore is thrilled to bring together two giants of feminism—Gloria Steinem and Roxane Gay—in conversation for one night...

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    What a great venue for this! Just so there's no confusion about the date, which didn't get into the header above:

    CHICAGO, IL — On Thursday, October 29th, Women & Children First bookstore is thrilled to bring together two giants of feminism—Gloria Steinem and Roxane Gay—in conversation for one night only. This momentous event celebrates the release of Steinem's forthcoming memoir, My Life on the Road ( Penguin Random House, October 2015 ), and will be held at The People's Church ( 941 W. Lawrence ). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Book signing from 8 to 10 p.m. This is a ticketed event. One ticket is included with the pre-order or purchase of Gloria Steinem's forthcoming memoir My Life on the Road from Women & Children First. Tickets are available in-store, through www.womenandchildrenfirst.com, or by calling 773-769-9299 .

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Woman Robs Banks in Uptown, Lakeview, Edgewater This Month: FBI

The most recent victim was the TCF bank at 4355 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown. Around 12:56 p.m. Saturday, the woman robbed the bank while wearing a large brown hat, sunglasses and a green shirt. The woman did not show a weapon during the robbery, according to the FBI.

The woman wore a similar outfit in her previous robberies: on Aug. 14, in the 5300 block of North Broadway and on Aug. 5, in the 3500 block of North Broadway, the FBI said.

Around 10:56 a.m. on Aug. 20, a man robbed a PNC Bank in the 4400 block of North Broadway in Uptown.

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The woman wore a similar outfit in her previous robberies: on Aug. 14, in the 5300 block of North Broadway and on Aug. 5, in the 3500 block of North Broadway, the FBI said.

    Woman Robs Banks in Uptown, Lakeview, Edgewater This Month: FBI
    UPTOWN - The FBI is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest of a woman suspected of robbing three banks on the North Side of Chicago this month. The most recent victim was the TCF bank at 4355 N. Sheridan Road in Uptown. Around 12:56 p.m.
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After Dark@Uptown Underground

...at midnight is their final show at Uptown Underground on the Moonshine Mainstage located at 4713 N. Broadway. It's an uproarious and intimate variety-style circus production that includes juggling, aerial work...

    Gapers Block Slowdown Calendar
    The Rebuilding Exchange, 1740 W. Webster Ave. hosts its Madison and Wabash Bash, a benefit party, tonight at 7:30pm. The event will feature food trucks including 5411 Empanadas and Döner Men, desserts from Whole Foods and Clif Ba, and beer from C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club and Gose Island -- plus portions of the recently decommissioned Madison/Wabash CTA station.
    http://gapersblock.com

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Alley trash can cleaners

Does anyone know of a service that will come a thoroughly clean the big black trash cans we have in the alley? Ours haven't been cleaned in years and they smell awful. I really have no desire to do it myself. Thanks!

  • D R

    @HarleyGrrl: When I requested an additional recycling bin from the Alderman's office it took roughly three weeks to appear, so there's a datapoint for you.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    HarleyGrrl, we seem to end up with an EXTRA can every now and again. Maybe it comes and visits our cans near Morse and Sheridan.

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Weekly Update from Your Alderman – August 28, 2015

...30-5 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. The program takes place at the  Bezazian Branch Library, 1226 W. Ainslie St. Please contact Beth Palmer at  inspiredyouth2@gmail.com or 773-561-4759 if you can...

3656 N. Halsted St.

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This weekend, Epworth United Methodist Church, 5253 N. Kenmore, will present three free performances of a very powerful play, Bang Bang You’re Dead...

...of this great neighborhood school from 11 am-3 pm August 30 at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. You’ll find more details below...

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office will hold a court advocate training session at 6:30 pm Wednesday September 30 at the 19th Police District building at 850 W. Addison St.Click here for more information and to RSVP

...us for music, games and give-aways on the front lawn at Senn High School, 5900 N. Glenwood. A food truck from Giordano’s will roll in to give out 200 free slices...

Saturday August 298-10 am: Whole Foods Walk, Ride and Run (Whole Foods Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway) 7:30 pm: Watch the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)

Saturday August 298-10 am: Whole Foods Walk, Ride and Run (Whole Foods Edgewater, 6009 N. Broadway) 7:30 pm: Watch the movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit at Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd.)

Start at the Thorndale CTA Stop (1118 W. Thorndale Ave.)

Edgewater Library (6000 North Broadway)

...from 8 am to 7 pm on weekdays. There is an onsite construction office at 4956 N. Sheridan Rd., where an open community meeting is held at 9 am every Wednesday...

Also, there will be partial street closures at 1100-1121 W. Winona Ave. from 8 pm Friday August 28 through midnight Sunday August 30 and at 1100-1120...

...Winona Ave. from 8 pm Friday August 28 through midnight Sunday August 30 and at 1100-1120 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. from 8 pm Friday through 4 am Sunday. The street closures will allow for westbound...

From 9 am-noon Saturday September 19, A.C.T .Group Ltd. will host its 2nd Annual Free Shred Event benefiting Care for Real in front of its building, 6228 N. Broadway. Bring your documents to shred and a couple of bags of food items or cash to donate to Care for Real.

As always, the Edgewater Satellite Senior Center located in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, has plenty of activities this fall—most of them free. For details, check the fall calendar

Residents can fill out an application by clicking here. Just scan the completed application and email it to environmental intern Adam Glueckert at adam48thward@gmail.com. Or, stop by our office at 5533 N. Broadway and fill out a form.

...the Date! Join us from 7-8 pm Tuesday September 15 at Bark Bark Club, 5943 N. Broadway, for the Happy Yappy Hour. For $10, you will get wine, beer and appetizers. There...

Saturday August 29 (Several time slots available) Ebenezer Lutheran Church 1650 W. Foster Ave.Click here for more information and to sign up

Ethiopia Fest ChicagoNoon-6 pm Saturday September 12 St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church 5649 N. Sheridan Rd. This event will showcase Ethiopian culture through music, food, live performances and more!

Swedish American Museum 5211 N. Clark St. The Andersonville museum offers learning experiences,tours and concerts for people of all ages.

Sentieri Tour of Italy’s Amalfi Coast June 25-July 7, 2016 Sign up by September 1, 2015, for this 12-day tour and receive a free “Italian for Beginners” class in Spring 2016 at Sentieri Italiani 5430 N. Broadway

Call to Artists Through September 11 for Juried Fall Art Show at Unity Gallery of Unity Lutheran Church, 1212 W. Balmoral Ave.Click here for details

Brilliant Adventures – LAST CHANCE Runs through Saturday August 29 Presented by Steep Theatre 1115 W. Berwyn Ave.Click here for more information

5779 N. Ridge Ave.

1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

6117 N. Clark St.

1106 W. Thorndale Ave.

    Weekly Update from Your Alderman - August 28, 2015 | 48th Ward Service Website
    This week marked the wrap-up of most of our Safe Summer Nights activities, which included CAPS and Family Nights Out on Thorndale, the Argyle Night Market in Uptown, our 48th Ward Film Fest, Ice Cream Socials in the parks and much more.
    http://48thward.org

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Women & Children First to host Gloria Steinem in conversation with Roxane Gay

...Road ( Penguin Random House, October 2015 ), and will be held at The People's Church ( 941 W. Lawrence ). Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m. Book signing...

    Women & Children First to host Gloria Steinem in conversation with Roxane Gay - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times
    CHICAGO, IL - On Thursday, October 29th, Women & Children First bookstore is thrilled to bring together two giants of feminism-Gloria Steinem and Roxane Gay-in conversation for one night only. This momentous event celebrates the release of Steinem's forthcoming memoir, My Life on the Road ( Penguin Random House, October 2015 ), and will be held at The People's Church ( 941 W.
    http://www.windycitymediagroup.com

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