3 days ago

Updated 19 min ago

5 Dead, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

At 4:36 a.m., a 21-year-old man was outside in the 3600 block of W 13th St in the Lawndale neighborhood when an unknown offender drove up and fired shots, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

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At 7:10 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 5100 block of W Division in North Austin, according to police. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right foot. Authorities said he was not cooperating with investigators.

In the 12300 block of S Wentworth in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was outside at 8 p...

...were sitting in a parked sedan inside the lot of a gas station in the 300 block of S Cicero in Austin. According to police, a dark SUV pulled up and someone inside the car...

At 12:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of N Laramie in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was walking on...

A 23-year-old man was driving southbound in the 4300 block of S State St in the Bronzeville neighborhood at 12:35 a.m. when occupants of a black SUV...

Just before 2 a.m., a 24-year-old man was driving eastbound in the 2700 block of W North Ave in Humboldt Park when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. Authorities said he...

...m., according to police. Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 7900 block of S Ellis and discovered a man with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arms in the back...

A 33-year-old man was standing on the corner in the 900 block of N Homan in Humboldt Park at 6:53 a.m. when an unknown offender in a gray vehicle fired shots before fleeing. The victim was hit once in the buttocks, police said, and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

At 6:10 p.m. in the 6600 block of S Champlain Ave in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, a 28-year-old female told police she was about to cross the street when she heard shots and felt pain. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where her condition was stabilized.

In the 1000 block of W 92nd in the Brainerd neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was walking at 6:16 p.m. A green car drove past, police said, and fired shots. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

Three people were shot in the 4300 block of W Hirsch St in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood at 7:02 p.m. They were standing outside...

A 26-year-old man is dead after a shooting in the 7000 block of S Carpenter Blvd in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, police said. He was walking at 7:28 p.m...

At 7:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man was in a parked car at 115th St and S Stewart Ave in the West Pullman neighborhood when someone in a dark-colored SUV behind him fired shots. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the back and chest.

Another shooting occurred in the 1600 block of W 89th St in the Gresham neighborhood at 7:38 p.m. Fire officials said a 40-year-old woman was critically wounded, and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but police did not have further details about the shooting.

...in the Englewood neighborhood, according to police. They were standing in the street in the 6300 block of S Normal Blvd when they heard shots from an unknown direction and felt pain, police said. A 27...

...condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the back, and took himself to 7800 S Throop, where he was then taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was listed in critical...

Two teenagers were shot in the 4600 block of S Cottage Grove in the Bronzeville neighborhood at 9:55 p.m., police said. An 18-year-old...

...50 p.m., a 27-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 500 block of S Cicero Ave in the South Austin neighborhood when a vehicle approached him, and two men exited the...

...old man and a 37-year-old woman were sitting in a car in the 3900 block of W Grenshaw St when a man walked up and opened fire, according to police. The woman was taken...

Three men were standing on the corner of 5100 W Madison in the South Austin neighborhood at 2:45 a.m. when they heard shots and...

At 4:08 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was standing outside in the 4100 block of W Adams St in West Garfield Park when a man approached and opened fire. She showed up at St Anthony Hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm and was listed in stable condition.

At 6:30 a.m., a man was in the 3100 block of W Division St in Humboldt Park when he was shot by an occupant in a white cargo van driving by. He took himself to Presence St Mary in stable condition with a graze wound to the leg, according to police. 

At 10 a.m. in the 3000 block of W 59th St in the Gage Park neighborhood, a 17-year-old boy sustained gunshot wounds to the left leg and was taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition, according to police. Further details were not immediately available. 

Around the same time, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 3600 block of W Lexington in the Homan Square neighborhood, police said. He self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, according to police. 

A 20-year-old man was walking down the street in the 6900 block of S Wabash in the Park Manor neighborhood at 4 p.m., according to police. A dark-colored...

    5 Dead, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    At least five people are dead and 32 others wounded over the course of another violent weekend in Chicago. Of those shootings, 1 person was killed and 7 others wounded in just 90 minutes on Saturday night. The first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred around 4 p.m.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

  • I agree that there is nothing wrong with having faith in one's god. But a person must take the initiative as others have said and report crime, report those committing crimes, walk your neighborhood show these pieces of garbage that they will not succeed if we act and be proactive....

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    I agree that there is nothing wrong with having faith in one's god. But a person must take the initiative as others have said and report crime, report those committing crimes, walk your neighborhood show these pieces of garbage that they will not succeed if we act and be proactive. If we sit by and don't get involved and expect your god to take care of crime you will be sadly disappointed as your community falls to pieces and crime and these these cowardly gang bangers win. If you're worried about "snitching" than you obviously don't care enough......that's what these criminals are counting on...your hesitation to get involved.

  • About 11years ago we "snitched" on some young men selling drugs next to our house and the next morning our car tires were flat. These young men were white and some came from well to do families. In the case of one of the young men, who happened to be...

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    About 11years ago we "snitched" on some young men selling drugs next to our house and the next morning our car tires were flat. These young men were white and some came from well to do families. In the case of one of the young men, who happened to be a neighbor of ours, the father knew what the son was doing. To this day when I see the father I think to myself that he should be thanking me for helping to save his sons.

    This was a mild case of retaliation dealing with some wanabe criminals, so I do understand peoples reluctance to "snitch".

3 days ago

Updated 39 min ago

5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

...on the Southwest Side. The 36-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of South Komensky when another male walked up and fired shots, striking the man in the right knee...

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Nelson, of the 4900 block of South Vincennes, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died at 4:33 p.m., authorities said. She had worked for the city since 2002, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications.

Gregory Carr, 20, was walking down the street in the 6900 block of South Wabash about 4 p.m. when a dark SUV pulled up and someone inside it opened fire, hitting the man in upper body, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Carr, who lived in the 0 – 100 block of East 69th Street, was shot in the upper body and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:45 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

A 26-year-old man was walking in the 7000 block of South Carpenter about 7:40 p.m. when two gunmen walked out of a gangway and opened fire, shooting him in the abdomen, police said.

About 3 a.m., officers responding to a call of a person shot found 35-year-old Michael Wickliffe with multiple gunshot wounds in a yard in the 7900 block of South Ellis in the Chatham neighborhood.

Sigle, who lived in the 1800 block of South Wolcott, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m., authorities said.

...shot in the South Shore neighborhood. He was standing on a front porch in the 7800 block of South Kingston when someone in a vehicle nearby fired shots in his direction, police said. The man...

...Park neighborhood on the North Side. She woman told investigators she was walking in the 6400 block of North Magnolia about 2 a.m. when she heard gunfire and was shot in the left leg...

...old woman was sitting in the front seat of a vehicle in West Englewood’s 6900 block of South Winchester, when two males walked up and opened fire, police said. She was shot in the...

...He was outside with a group of people about 9:50 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Washtenaw when someone in a car opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the...

    5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
    A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • d3 NOH

    They told us they had this list 4 years ago. Not progress progress would be the media actually following up on that from then and telling us whom is alive or whom is still on that list. A new list and new name for same existing program is just another distraction that's taking advantage of everyone.

  • Rick Roche bronzeville father of 4

    Follow the money: Do you think drug operations give money to politicians, states attorneys, judges? Do you think all confiscated drugs and cash wind up in the evidence room? Who is profiting by having the "known 1400" out of prison conducting business? Realistic solutions are 1) Martial law (expensive and intrusive) or 2) Legalize and tax drugs (use proceeds for treatment and public information campaigns).

May 18

Updated 2 hours ago

Music, movies, food & more await at Chicago-area summer festivals

Taste of Little Village — Flavors of Mexico, June 3-5, 26th and Sacramento; visit chicagoevents.com

Festival de La Villita, Sept. 11-13, 26th and Kostner; visit cityofchicago.org

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Chicago Mayfest, May 20-22, 3100 N. Ashland; visit starevents.com

Chicago Underground Film Festival, June 1-5, Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee; visit cuff.org

Do Division Street Fest & Sidewalk Sale, June 3-5, 2000 W. Division; visit do-divisionstreetfest.com

America’s Cup, June 10-12, Navy Pier, 600 W. Grand; visit acws-chicago.americascup.com

Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, June 16-19, Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont; visit stage773.com

Taste of Randolph, June 17-19, 900 W. Randolph; visit tasterandolph.com

Chicago Pride Fest, June 18-19, 3200 N. Halsted; Chicago Pride Parade is June 26; visit northalsted.com

6 Corners BBQ Fest, June 18-19, 4000 N. Milwaukee; visit chicagoevents.com

Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block Party, June 25, UIC Pavilion Parking Lot, 1145 S. Morgan; visit worldslargestblockparty.com

Windy City Ribfest Uptown, July 1-3, 4700 N. Broadway; visit chicagoevents.com

African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 1-4, Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph; visit cityofchicago.org

Fireworks at Navy Pier, July 2, 600 E. Grand; visit navypier.com

Chicago Irish American Heritage Festival, July 8-10, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox; visit irish-american.org

Roscoe Village Burger Fest, July 9-10, Belmont and Damen; visit chicagoevents.com

Ben Fest, July 15-17, St. Benedict Parish, 2215 W. Irving Park; visit parish.stbenedict.com/benfest-1

Sheffield Music Festival & Garden Walk, July 23-24, 2200 N. Sheffield; visit sheffieldgardenwalk.com

Wicker Park Fest, July 23-24, Milwaukee Ave. (between North and Paulina); visit wickerparkfest.com

Fiesta del Sol, July 28-31, 1000 W. Cermak; visit fiestadelsol.org

Jeff Fest Arts & Music Festival, July 29-31, (Milwaukee and Higgins); visit chicagoevents.com

Black Harvest Film Festival, Aug. 5- Sept, 1, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State; visit siskelfilmcenter.org/festivals

Chicago Hot Dog Fest, Aug. 5-7, Chicago History Museum, Clark Street and La Salle; visit chicagohotdogfest.com

Wrigleyville Summerfest, Aug. 6-7, (one block North of Belmont, on Seminary at School St.); visit starevents.com

Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Aug. 6-7, 5900 N. Broadway; visit tasteoflincolnchicago.com

Retro on Roscoe, Aug. 12-14, 2248 W. Belmont; visit starevents.com

Reggae Fest Chicago, Aug.13, Addams Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St.; headliners include Toots & the Maytals, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Hepcat and more; visit reggaefestchicago.com

Northalsted Market Days, Aug. 13-14, 3600 N. Halsted; visit northalsted.com

Chicago Festa Italiana, Aug. 18-21, Taylor at Ashland; visit starevents.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Chicago Dancing Festival, Aug. 23-27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph), Museum of Contemporary Art (220 E. Chicago), Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress) and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph); visit chicagodancingfestival.com

Taste of Greektown, Aug. 27-28, 400 S. Halsted; visit tasteofgreektown.com

Bucktown Arts Fest, Aug. 27-28, 2200 N. Oakley; visit bucktownartsfest.com

Chicago Jazz Festival, Sept. 1-4, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington and Millennium Park; headliners include Orbert Davis, The Bad Plus, John Scofield and more; visit chicagojazzfestival.us

African Festival of the Arts, Sept. 2-5, Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove; visit aihusa.org

Riot Fest, Sept. 16-18, Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento; visit riotfest.org

    Music, movies, food & more await at Chicago-area summer festivals
    Summer in the city means it's time to get out there and have a whole lotta fun. So whether it's music or movies or food or arts and crafts that you crave - or all of the aforementioned and more - here's a look at some of what's on tap for the Chicago area in the coming months: MAY Long Grove Chocolate Fest, May 20-22, Route 83 and Old Route 53, Long Grove; visit visitlonggrove.com Chicago Mayfest, May 20-22, 3100 N.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Uptown Arts Council Director UAC/SPNA Arts Co-Chair: Jeffrey Littleton

    Country is cool. It makes sense Hank Williams III sounds more like Hank Williams Sr. than his Dad.

    Grandpa always seems cooler, maybe that is why Pabst beer made a comeback and Stroh's hasn't?

    I lived down south a stretch, Chicago and Uptown are in a vein or two the...

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    Country is cool. It makes sense Hank Williams III sounds more like Hank Williams Sr. than his Dad.

    Grandpa always seems cooler, maybe that is why Pabst beer made a comeback and Stroh's hasn't?

    I lived down south a stretch, Chicago and Uptown are in a vein or two the most northenly of southern places.

    "Pan American"

    I have heard your stories about your fast trains

    But now I'll tell you about one all the southern folks have seen

    She's the beauty of the southlands listen to that whistle scream

    It's that Pan American on her way to New Or-leans.

  • ATID you removed the water bowls, you no one else a month or so ago. So, I can only assume you did the same thing about a spotlight.

5 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Is Riot Fest good for Douglas Park?

Last year Riot Fest destroyed our park- it was fenced off from the beginning of Sept- until Nov 21. The kids soccer and baseball seasons were not allowed to happen in the park for all of fall- they were told this one week before they were set to play- and had to scramble to find other fields throughout the city. The program is designed so kids can walk to the park after school- now they had to find rides to...

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Last year Riot Fest destroyed our park- it was fenced off from the beginning of Sept- until Nov 21. The kids soccer and baseball seasons were not allowed to happen in the park for all of fall- they were told this one week before they were set to play- and had to scramble to find other fields throughout the city. The program is designed so kids can walk to the park after school- now they had to find rides to and from practice and games- and many parents could not provide them- so kids had to drop out of the program. On top of that- our park lost $40,000 in revenue that goes directly to Douglas Park from the sports organizations- unlike the revenue that Riot Fest pays to rent the fields- that goes to the Park District general fund. Is this really what our public parks and green space should be used for?
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/music-festivals-public-space-riot-fest-douglas-park/Content?oid=22142940&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    Are music festivals a sound use of Chicago's public parks?
    On a recent Monday afternoon, members of a group called Concerned Citizens of Riot Fest in Douglas Park guided a visitor around the west-side green space they say was disfigured by the three-day music festival last fall.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com
  • urban loves urban life.

    I think that the exposure from riot fest,for North Lawndale is worth the temporary downside.. before last year Douglas Park/North Lawndale were only heard about in disparaging terms..after the Riot fest, people were talking about the fun they had,the kindness they were shown,that they felt welcomed by the residents,Which is...

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    I think that the exposure from riot fest,for North Lawndale is worth the temporary downside.. before last year Douglas Park/North Lawndale were only heard about in disparaging terms..after the Riot fest, people were talking about the fun they had,the kindness they were shown,that they felt welcomed by the residents,Which is a stark contrast from what was expected, given the fest's past experience in Humboldt Park..I believe that bringing people from all over, to experience this event in Douglas Park/North lawndale shines a positive light, and gets North lawndale in the news for something other than crime statistics..

  • lilvillager lilvillager

    so you think having the park shut down for 3 months, kids not being able to play soccer and baseball, and Douglas Park itself losing $40,000 makes the exposure worthwhile?

  • urban loves urban life.

    I think having riot fest and the positive exposure it brings to Douglas Park/North Lawndale is a good thing..yes. I would hope that the concerns you mentioned will be rectified,by the people involved with promoting the fest and the park district*

May 11

Updated May 12

Help create a Peace Park honoring black heroes!

We are building a peace park from a vacant lot in North Lawndale. We hope to complete the park honoring black heroes in time to open on June 5.
We could really use help accomplishing the goal of this park! If you can help, please RSVP at contact@urbanartretreat.com and then show up! We are working every Saturday & Sunday from noon-4p.m. and Mondays 1:30-4. If it is raining, we are working on signs & building stuff inside the art studio. Thanks, Dianna C. Long
If there is another day/time you wish to help, let me know!!!!

  • Dianna at Urban Art Retreat social justice issues, neighborhood concerns, art

    We could really use help accomplishing the goal of this park! If you can help, please RSVP at contact@urbanartretreat.com and then show up! We are working every Saturday & Sunday from noon-4p.m. and Mondays 1:30-4. If it is raining, we are working on signs & building stuff inside the art studio. If there is another day/time you wish to help, let me know!!!! Thanks, Dianna C. Long

May 11

Updated May 11

Summer Slowdown: What can Metra riders expect this summer?

BNSF will be replacing the rail fastening on steel deck bridges at Keeler and 24th Street, California and 18th Street, Albany and 18th Street and Kedzie and 18th Street.

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A-2 – Metra will replace ten switches at this major switching point near Grand and Western that serves Metra’s Milwaukee West, Milwaukee North, North Central Lines, and Amtrak service, as well as Metra and Union Pacific rail yards used for passenger service.

Metra Electric – Ashland Avenue, 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue in Chicago.

May 07

Updated May 08

2 Dead, 22 Wounded In Overnight Shootings On South, West Sides

A man, 22, was standing on the curb about 9:50 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland when a black Chevrolet SUV pulled up and someone got out and shot him multiple times before driving away. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition, police said.

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The three were outside at a party in the 7600 block of South Maryland about 8:10 p.m. when someone drove past and opened fire, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him Saturday morning as Terrell Berkhart of the 9200 block of South Dobson.

A 25-year-old man was riding in a vehicle in the 1300 block of West Roosevelt about 4 a.m. when someone in another vehicle shot him twice in the arm, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Thirty minutes earlier, two men, 23 and 25, were shot in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue at 3:30 a.m., according to police.

Minutes earlier, a 39-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Shortly after 3 a.m., a 24-year-old woman was shot in the foot in the 1200 block of North Mason, police said. She was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park in good condition.

About 3 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6700 block of South Claremont, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

At the same time, a 25-year-old man was sitting in a car in the 500 block of North Marshfield when someone walked up and shot him in the shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 35-year-old man was shot in the leg about 2:36 a.m. in the 6400 block of South King.He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A 20-year-old man was walking in the 2000 block of South Wolcott Avenue at 2:33 a.m. when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit. He suffered a gunshot wound to the foot and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the arm about 2 a.m. in the 6300 block of South Ashland, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, but he was not cooperating with investigators, police said.

At 1:22 a.m., a 29-year-old woman and 25-year-old man were leaving a party and getting into a vehicle in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue when someone started shooting, according to police.

The two were shot in the 5200 block of West Congress about 12:10 a.m., police said.

Two men, 26 and 30, were caught in the crossfire between someone in a black SUV and another person in the 5100 block of King Drive at 11:15 p.m. Friday, according to police.

A 23-year-old man was outside in the 8000 block of South Union Avenue at 11 p.m. when someone inside a silver vehicle shot him in the knee, according to police. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Medical Center in Evergreen Park in good condition

A 25-year-old man was standing outside about 10:10 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Champlain when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots. He was shot in the knee and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A 20-year-old man was standing in the 7600 block of South Euclid at 8:39 p.m. when someone walked up to him and shot him in the leg. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

    2 Dead, 22 Wounded In Overnight Shootings On South, West Sides
    (STMW) - Two men were killed and at least 22 other people were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides within an 8-hour period from Friday night into early Saturday, according to Chicago police. A 30-year-old man was found shot in the chest in a car in the 7400 block of South Union about 1:40 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    In this centennial year of the Great Migration experience, as the CEO of BMC&TC, I am focused on preserving and sustaining the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center in the Supreme Life Center at the Gateway to the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area, as the hub of community civic engagement for social justice, economic development and environmental education & outreach.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The Bronzeville Visitor Information Center is one of the few existing authentic grassroots civic organization with the capacity to regionally connect and enable Bronzeville and other south lakefront resident stakeholders, regardless of class status or income to seek gainful educational and employment opportunities and cooperatively, create entrepreneurial business enterprises generated...

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    The Bronzeville Visitor Information Center is one of the few existing authentic grassroots civic organization with the capacity to regionally connect and enable Bronzeville and other south lakefront resident stakeholders, regardless of class status or income to seek gainful educational and employment opportunities and cooperatively, create entrepreneurial business enterprises generated from implementing community based programs that take advantage of and connect the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area directly too America's Great Outdoors, Millennium Reserve Initiative, Burnham Wildlife Corridor, emergence of Washington Park, Woodlawn, South Shore and South Chicago tourism attractions, creatively linked to environmental education programs in the Pullman National Park and Calumet Heritage Area.

    In order to support the growth of a vibrant heritage tourism district in the historic Bronzeville community and throughout the south lakefront region of Chicago, it is absolutely necessary for city and state elected officials to link massive downtown tourism development initiatives directly to neighborhood based heritage tourism initiatives. BMC&TC and BVIC are the only African American not-for-profit business enterprises, experienced in promoting and marketing 'bottom-up" community-based economic empowerment and wealth creation, by pro-actively fostering entrepreneurial business enterprise opportunities linked to the establishment of Bronzeville, and adjacent south lakefront neighborhoods as an internationally renowned historic and cultural heritage destination!

    By Harold L. Lucas
    President/CEO
    BMC&TC
    BVICSupreme Life Flyer.pdf

May 06

Please join us as we discuss The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja.

If you love Chicago history, join us at Douglass Library, 3353 W. 13th St. Chicago as we discuss The Third Coast by Thomas Dyja.

“The Third Coast is deeply researched, thoroughly thought-out, exquisitely structured and beautifully written – an essential for any lover of Chicago and American history.” – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, May 31 2016

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

May 06

ON THE TABLE: Your Voice Matters

In today’s world, this act of coming together has never been more important. On the Table 2016 will connect individuals and communities of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Talking – and listening – to our neighbors is an important first step toward creating a more unified Chicagoland region.

Join us at the Douglass Branch Library at 3353 W. 13th St., Chicago on Tuesday May 10th, 2016 from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., to talk about your community and how we can help unite the place we call home.
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