Jul 18

Updated 2 hours ago

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

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2405 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 01053, 41.4822, -81.6697

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • James, inside piping, unlike the service line from the water main, is not lead. Duh back. As far as filters go, not all will remove lead so you have carefully read the label. Double Duh.

  • A.S Living and Playing in Chicago

    Paul please these houses are seriously old. To each their own.

Jul 14

Help with pet veterinary and other costs

PLEASE spay/neuter and microchip for the health and safety
of the pet you love. They depend on you to help them live
a more safe and healthier life.

This is a great program!

Jul 12

Youth Work this Summer

This summer, CUARC is participating in One Summer jobs for youth. It is hard work- gardening- many youth are not up for it. In addition, youth discuss on our weekly radio blog social justice issues; especially current events like police shootings & protest events by Black Lives Matter. Participants also reach out to recruit young artists for our Young Artists Fest scheduled for Aug. 27 at Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st. They will be building Black Heroes Wall in the Peace Park. Here are a few of young people doing the hard work.

Jul 09

Recruiting Artists 13-19 years old

August 27 (noon-5) exciting opportunity for youth 13-19 years old
Youth Art FEST at Peace Park at 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.
sidewalk youth art show with booths of young artists
showing & offering their art for sale! (youth must enter in advance)
1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes. CASH awards
Rules apply. www.urbanartretreat.com
contact@urbanartretreat.com facebook.com/urbanartretreat

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://www.urbanartretreat.com

Jul 04

Recruiting Artists now!

PEACE and SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES are preferred subject issues, but will consider other topics for your art! Unique art gallery since 1984 highlights art by under-represented artists. People of color and other under-represented artists are welcome to email images of their art to our curator. FREE to be involved. All media considered. Size limitation 32 inches in all directions.
See our website for guidelines on how to enter the art show and have your art be included in this group...

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PEACE and SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES are preferred subject issues, but will consider other topics for your art! Unique art gallery since 1984 highlights art by under-represented artists. People of color and other under-represented artists are welcome to email images of their art to our curator. FREE to be involved. All media considered. Size limitation 32 inches in all directions.
See our website for guidelines on how to enter the art show and have your art be included in this group show. www.urbanartretreat.com Send 5 images of your art to curator via email to be considered. You will hear back within 24 hrs.
Art Show scheduled for September/October/November 2016. Don't be late. Apply now! Art must arrive at Gallery by mid August 2016.

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://www.urbanartretreat.com

Jul 04

Updated Jul 04

Volunteers needed to Supervise Youth Workers this Summer!

We need responsible & dependable volunteers.We are an all volunteer organization. Volunteers do not supplement the staffing- they are the people who operate the place.
Whatever schedule we come up with for you- we need you to take it seriously, and always be here for your shifts. I hope you understand- you are becoming us! If you don't show up- no one will be here to do your "work"! That will leave us in the lurch.
Our organization needs volunteers...

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We need responsible & dependable volunteers.We are an all volunteer organization. Volunteers do not supplement the staffing- they are the people who operate the place.
Whatever schedule we come up with for you- we need you to take it seriously, and always be here for your shifts. I hope you understand- you are becoming us! If you don't show up- no one will be here to do your "work"! That will leave us in the lurch.
Our organization needs volunteers for Program Operator. One afternoon weekly is an alright commitment. We have openings for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, & Saturday afternoons. Can that be you? Which day works for you?
TIME: the shifts are 11:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. It is important to get here before youth you will be supervising & stay a bit after youth you will be supervising & mentoring.
Program Operator job description: this adult volunteer performs a variety of tasks including supervising & mentoring youth during the shift. Staff person makes sure youth sign-in & out, keep track of hours, fill out forms needed for their jobs. mMaintains files on youth workers. P.O. works inside & outside building as directed by supervisor. There will be a list of tasks & verbal directions for the day. PO goes over this when you first arrive. It might include specific instructions for gardening, an art project, organizing something, or other task. It might be picking up litter, working in our garden or across street at peace park, building something, or in another peace park from a vacant lot.
P.O. helps youth accomplish tasks & works alongside them. When there are no youth, PO works on tasks or with another volunteer. P.O. writes an email to supervisor each day. The email is a brief informal report of how things go & what is accomplished.
Youth program goes through September.

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

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center is trying to clean up the neighborhood and provide nice place for people to relax and enjoy nature. We need adults to step up and support the work. We are providing jobs for youth. We need adults to support this project. Thanks, Dianna C. Long, volunteer contact@urbanartretreat.com

Jul 02

Updated Jul 04

CPD steps up efforts during July 4 weekend to curb gun violence

...Side. About 11:30 p.m., he was reaching into his parked vehicle in the 4200 block of West Cermak when he heard gunfire followed by a vehicle speeding away and realized he was shot...

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...neighborhood. About 3:40 a.m., someone in a dark colored vehicle passing in the 2200 block of West 18th Place shot a 23-year-old man in the leg, police said. He was taken to...

...neighborhood. The man told investigators he was driving about 1:30 a.m. in the 400 block of West 75th when he heard gunfire and realized he'd been shot in the wrist. He took...

A 39-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder and hand about 12:50 a.m. in Austin's 5200 block of West Quincy on the West Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, but police said he was not cooperating with investigators.

...About 10:40 p.m., a black car pulled up to the man in the 7200 block of South Phillips and someone inside shot him in the right leg, police said. He took himself to...

A 16-year-old boy was shot about 8:45 p.m. in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. He was walking in the 800 block of East 62nd when he heard shots and realized he'd been struck. He suffered a gunshot wound to the leg, and his condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

The weekend's first shooting left an 18-year-old wounded Friday evening in West Englewood on the South Side. He was shot in the neck at 5:25 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Bishop and later showed up at St. Bernard Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

    CPD steps up efforts during July 4 weekend to curb gun violence
    Chicago police plan to step up their presence across the city during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. CPD plans to deploy 5,000 officers over the weekend. "We have a tremendous out of resources dedicated to protecting the city this weekend," said John Escalante, 1st deputy superintendent, on Saturday.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Veronica, South Shore Want to start a woodworking social enterprise

    Hyde Park is not South Shore ...hope to see them over here today on bike and foot patrol.

  • I was in the Austin area over the weekend going to McArthurs and saw lots of police presence.

Jun 30

Youth Workers need Volunteer Mentors!

Urban Art Retreat has youth working to clean up North Lawndale area this summer beginning next week. We could use some adults to help supervise and mentor these youth. Can you help us reach out to adults who might help? Work will be afternoons, weekdays and Saturdays. contact@urbanartretreat.com
One afternoon a week would help!

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://urbanartretreat.com

Jun 28

Updated Jun 29

Dog roaming around alley of 24th & Ridgeway/L...

Dog roaming around alley of 24th & Ridgeway/Lawndale in Chicago. He/she is scared and won't come near me.

    Dog roaming around alley of 24th &... - Natalie Pardo-Navejar | Facebook
    Dog roaming around alley of 24th & Ridgeway/Lawndale in Chicago. He/she is scared and won't come near me.
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  • was it black and white? my dog got out on saturday night. she is small and only had a flea collar. i had just given her a bath and fireworks scared her so she ran out. her name is Kizu (Key Zoo) she is very friendly and will come to you if you call her name but shes proably freaking out because of loud fireworks. I posted flyers up with my cell number I live on 23rd and lawndale on the corner in front of rehab center

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