2 days ago

Urban Art Retreat volunteers help out!

On June 25, volunteers from Urban Art Retreat staffed a table for youth attending the Hip Hop event at Firehouse Arts Center. They provided an opportunity for young people to create art from t-shirts about peace!

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Youth Art Festival seeks young artists 13-19 !

At the Peace Park at 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st, on August 27, there will be Youth Art Fest 2016. Young artists ages 13-19 will show & sell their art in an outdoor art festival with tables to display their art from noon-5p.m. First, 2nd, 3rd prize cash winners! Art supplies gifted to all youth attendees.
Between now and then, Urban Art Retreat will also offer workshops for youth 13-19 to paint portraits of black heroes in acrylics on wood for the park.
For more info, please email to contact@urbanartretreat.com.”

4 days ago

Lost dog

My dog ran out my yard before the storm last night june 22, 2016 at 5pm. He is a small brown miniature poodle. Wearing a brown leopard print collar. He also has an ear infection and needs to be returned home immediately for treatment.

If found or seen please contact me 773 603 2125

Jun 18

Updated 6 days ago

Police: 15 shot — 5 fatally — in first 12 hours of weekend

The 22-year-old was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Officers received a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of West Monroe in Austin just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday and found a 23-year-old man lying face down, police said. He was shot several times and was dead at the scene.

About 3:40 a.m., a man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in the 1300 block of West Hastings in University Village, police said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head just after 9 p.m. by two males who approached the vehicle he was riding in, police said. At the time of the shooting, the vehicle was going down an alley in the 6500 block of South Hamilton Avenue.

A 27-year-old man walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the foot just before 5:30 a.m., police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

    Police: 15 shot - 5 fatally - in first 12 hours of weekend
    Five people were shot to death and 10 others were wounded in a 12-hour span across the city from Friday evening to early Saturday. Officers received a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of West Monroe in Austin just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday and found a 23-year-old man lying face down, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Disorderly and loud violations? Send an email to the current Mayor.,,he sends an email to 50. The patrol car who does enforcement sends a review email of everything they did. That they went to the kids parents. They named the kids and their ages and said what legal things they...

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    Disorderly and loud violations? Send an email to the current Mayor.,,he sends an email to 50. The patrol car who does enforcement sends a review email of everything they did. That they went to the kids parents. They named the kids and their ages and said what legal things they would do for the violations of that moment. The moment problem was overturmimg every trash can and,throwing it all over the block. All problems ended within a couple momths because the landlord was comtacted and advised to remove the problem tenanrs. That took 90 days.

    The 2 items dealing and disorderly can go on at the same households in,Chicago for DECADES with no improvememt.

    The Mayor and Superintendent better fo figure out some solutions or their already low approval ratings will get worse. There will be more calls to remove him as the summer gets bloodier.

    It is insulting that to protect Gay people from the boogie man; while violent neighborhoods will detail out Cops and leace us more vulnerable.

    Someone should analyze the # of Officers DETAILED OUT of the districts with highest murder rate...to the neigjborhoods,they were sent to...who have lower rates was really a smart thing to do.

    Does this make sense at all? It does however show bias...and is why the Justice Department is here investigating the practices of CPD.

    As long as the Hero Concept vs the Human Concept is touted and paraded...there will ve NO real accountability for actions in the largest union of Chicago workers CPD. Howpowerful is that?

    Sas, sorry, sick all at the same time! UGH. What a waste of a once veautiful city turning to rubble.

  • Tamara St. Clair does not like the idea of women being armed to protect themselves from thugs, wife-beaters, and other violent offenders...

    way to go Tamara!

    your thumbs down has shown me the error of my belief that every law-abiding citizen has the RIGHT to self-defense...whether or not it is protected by the second amendment, how silly of me.

Jun 20

Updated 6 days ago

12 Killed, 43 Wounded In Father’s Day Weekend Shootings

Late Friday in North Lawndale, 22-year-old Charles Wiley was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, authorities said. Wiley, who lived in the 4200 block of West Cullerton, was taken to Mount Sinai, where he died at 11:04 p.m.

Late Friday in North Lawndale, 22-year-old Charles Wiley was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, authorities said. Wiley, who lived in the 4200 block of West Cullerton, was taken to Mount Sinai, where he died at 11:04 p.m.

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...on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 7300 block of South University found the 22-year-old man lying in the gangway, according to Chicago Police. He...

Less than an hour earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot in the lower back and chest in Englewood’s 1500 block of West 69th Street and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said.

Late Sunday, a 21-year-old man was was in a vehicle in the 600 block of South Lake Shore Drive when shots rang out and he was struck in the lower back, police said. He...

...of a gunshot wound to the abdomen after showing up at St. Bernard Hospital at 326 W. 64th St. about 6:50 p.m., according to police, who did not known when or where...

...Auburn Gresham, a 33-year-old man was in a vehicle going south in the 7600 block of South Eggleston when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside it opened fire about 8:20 p...

...for a well-being check about 9:45 a.m. at a home in the 1400 block of East 54th Street found them dead at the scene with gunshot wounds to the head, with the man...

About 5:30 a.m., officers responding to a call of shots fired found 23-year-old Eric Smith dead with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4800 block of West Monroe, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Smith lived nearby in the 4800 block of West Adams, authorities said.

About 5:30 a.m., officers responding to a call of shots fired found 23-year-old Eric Smith dead with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4800 block of West Monroe, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Smith lived nearby in the 4800 block of West Adams, authorities said.

...m. when the guards pulled up to the party at a housing complex in the 1300 block of West Hastings, police said. A 24-year-old man whose name has not been released was shot...

...leg in the first block of South Springfield, authorities said. McMahon, who lived in the 1800 block of South Fairfield, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:56 a.m. The older man was...

...in West Englewood. Melvin Cook was riding in a vehicle in the alley of the 6500 block of South Hamilton when two gunmen walked up and fired into the car, striking Cook in the head...

...fired into the car, striking Cook in the head, authorities said. He lived in the 5700 block of South Calumet...

...evening shooting in Woodlawn on the South Side. He was in a vehicle in the 6100 block of South Kimbark when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking the boy in the...

    12 Killed, 43 Wounded In Father's Day Weekend Shootings
    The most recent homicide happened about 1:30 a.m. Monday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 7300 block of South University found the 22-year-old man lying in the gangway, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Justice Department holds meetings.hope u can attend and contribute valuable data with facts.

    http://files.ctctcdn.com/f05d77ca001/10a545f7-1491-4a1b-beaf-e34907831dda.pdf

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Chicago is a tale of two cities, where genocide and regentrification are intimately and interrelatedly connected!!!

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    I,wouldn't call it genocide.it is more like hate to,the degree of Suni/Shias, Irish/English in years past, Japanese/Chinese, Cathoilic/Prodestant. Blacks are killing blacks here...that is factual. No other race in Chicago is driving the streets killing anyone in site including infants. The whole ghetto culture needs a paradim shift within its...

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    I,wouldn't call it genocide.it is more like hate to,the degree of Suni/Shias, Irish/English in years past, Japanese/Chinese, Cathoilic/Prodestant. Blacks are killing blacks here...that is factual. No other race in Chicago is driving the streets killing anyone in site including infants. The whole ghetto culture needs a paradim shift within its pwn culture..

    Keeping hood people in grinding poverty?,Yes, the government has to fes up and take the hits for those attrocities.

    Who is really to blame???? US!!!! Why?

    We pit the plauers on office and don't use the Democracy tools to OUST the self enriching politicians that bankruot the state and expect taxpayers to bail them out and stake their failures.

Jun 20

Updated Jun 20

Looking for Volunteer metal welder!

We are looking for metal worker/s to help create a new gate for our Peace Park in North Lawndale.
Are you able to help? Would you be willing to come here and take a look and see if you would be able to help make a gate for this Peace Park honoring black heroes? The park was transformed from a vacant lot by all volunteer power. We would like to make it look wonderful with a new gate.

We have...

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We are looking for metal worker/s to help create a new gate for our Peace Park in North Lawndale.
Are you able to help? Would you be willing to come here and take a look and see if you would be able to help make a gate for this Peace Park honoring black heroes? The park was transformed from a vacant lot by all volunteer power. We would like to make it look wonderful with a new gate.

We have a volunteer in his 80's who used to work years ago was a welder. We have some wrought iron left over from a fencing project in the neighborhood. We need a person who is current and maybe has access to welding equipment and can make a gate and install it to increase the beauty of what we volunteers have done.
Please contact Dianna contact@urbanartretreat.com

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

    The Peace Park is located at 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st. You can look at it any time! thanks.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 19

Father's Day fun with Real Men Cook

- Lawndale Christian Community Church - 3827 W Ogden - North Lawndale - Hosted by Commissioner Robert Steele

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

- Hales Franciscan High School- 4930 S Cottage Grove Ave - Bronzeville - Hosted by Richard Kemp

    Father's Day fun with Real Men Cook
    A Father's Day charity tradition is back for its 27th year and now bigger than ever. Real Men Cook, Chicago's premiere urban Father's Day event, brings together chefs, celebrities, and community leaders to cook for their neighborhoods on June 19, 2016.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Working in collaboration with Yvette Moyo, doing logistics for REAL men cook this morning!

    Happy fathers day!!!

Jun 18

Updated Jun 18

6 Killed, 12 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Charles Wiley, 22, was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Wiley, who lived in the 4200 block of West Cullerton, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:04 p.m.

Charles Wiley, 22, was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Wiley, who lived in the 4200 block of West Cullerton, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:04 p.m.

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...Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Officers received a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of West Monroe just before 5:30 a.m. and arrived to find 23-year-old Eric Smith...

...and the medical examiner’s office said. Smith, who lived a block away in the 4800 block of West Adams, was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:20 a...

Witnesses at the scene said the security guards pulled up to a large party outside the ABLA-Robert Brooks Homes in the 1300 block of West Hastings before shots were fired.

At least one of the security guards drove himself to the Chicago Police 12th District precinct at 1412 S. Blue Island after the shooting. Police tape was wrapped around the Kates Detective Agency SUV where it had stopped in front of the precinct.

Latrell McMahon, 18, and a 19-year-old man were in the first block of South Springfield about 1:30 a.m. when they were shot, police and the medical examiner’s office said. McMahon was shot in the abdomen and pronounced dead at the scene at 1:56 a.m. He lived in the 1800 block of South Fairfield.

...At the time of the shooting, the vehicle was going down an alley in the 6500 block of South Hamilton Avenue. Cook, who lived in the 5700 block of South Calumet, was pronounced dead at the...

...an alley in the 6500 block of South Hamilton Avenue. Cook, who lived in the 5700 block of South Calumet, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:27 p.m. Police said the driver...

...shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 4200 block of West Gladys at 8:30 a.m. when someone got out of a vehicle, shot at him...

...5:24 a.m., according to police. He told investigators he was walking west on Belmont near Lake Shore Drive when a vehicle approached and someone inside fired at him. He was listed in good...

    6 Killed, 12 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Six people were killed and 12 others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. Most recently, a man and woman were found shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide Saturday morning in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • The carnage continues but the ACLU and the BLM sill are looking for more ways to handcuff the police.
    I do hope they that they come up with a strategy to stop this continuing violence soon that is decimating the black community.

Jun 18

Updated Jun 18

5 Killed, 10 Wounded In Shootings In First 12 Hours Of Weekend

The 22-year-old was shot in the neck about 10:30 p.m. in the 2200 block of South Kirkland, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Officers received a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of West Monroe in Austin just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday and found a 23-year-old man lying face down, police said. He was shot several times and was dead at the scene.

About 3:40 a.m., a man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in the 1300 block of West Hastings in University Village, police said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the head just after 9 p.m. by two males who approached the vehicle he was riding in, police said. At the time of the shooting, the vehicle was going down an alley in the 6500 block of South Hamilton Avenue.

A 27-year-old man walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the foot just before 5:30 a.m., police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 3200 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

    5 Killed, 10 Wounded In Shootings In First 12 Hours Of Weekend
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Five people were shot to death and 10 others were wounded in a 12-hour span across the city from Friday evening to early Saturday. Officers received a call of shots fired in the 4800 block of West Monroe in Austin just before 5:30 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    %8*%#@ this murder and mayhem is getting way out of control.

    Chicago needs New York City, NYPD tough but fair policing. No ifs and or butts. No one should get away with carrying unlicensed hand guns.

    Mayors Guliani, Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD chiefs Bratton and Chief Kelly got the job done.

    That's what we need here.

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