Feb 23

Updated 4 days ago

Saturday Black History Month workshop Feb. 28

In honor of Black History Month we have set aside time on February 28 for 2 workshops to paint portraits of African American heroes. Adult program is 11-1 and Youth program is 1:30-3:30 in art studio. FREE. All levels welcome. No experience needed.

FREE art classes will continue beginning March 7 every Saturday for those who are signed up via email. Adults may register for 4 weeks at a time, and may continue as long as they like. Adults may re-register each month.

In order to qualify for FREE classes, people must attend 4 classes in a row & RSVP in advance.

  • Thanks Dianna at Urban Retreat, can I get more information phone or address of classes, so that I may Register, Thank you again.

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

    Urban Art Retreat is located at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. at corner of 21st. info@urbanartretreat.com Our website is www.urbanartretreat.com and Facebook.com/urbanartretreat To register for free classes, send an email to our email address in advance with your contact info and message.

    Remember, if you are ever wanting to find out contact info for a person or organization and you don't have their info- google them! Plenty of info will come up on them, including their website and contact info on that! thanks for your interest!

Feb 09

Updated Feb 18

Early Voting Begins

22nd Ward - Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

24th Ward - Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

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Chicago Board of Elections - 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward - Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward - Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward - Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward - Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward - Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward - Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward - Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward - District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward - McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward - West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward - Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward - Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward - Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward - Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward - Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward - Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward - Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

23rd Ward - Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

25th Ward - Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward - West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward - Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward - Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward - Horner Park  2741 W. Montrose Ave

34th Ward - West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward - West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward - West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward - Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward - N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward - Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward - Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward - District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward - Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward - Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward - Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward - Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward - Warren Park 6601 N. Western

Feb 04

Updated Feb 05

Lawndale Residents Say City Not Plowing Streets Fast Enough

An SUV, stuck in the snow, got a push near 19th and Sawyer so the driver can finally be on her way. Those living in Lawndale say it is a familiar scene.

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    It is true, my street is still not plowed.

  • It's interesting to see some side streets not getting plowed yet. I haven't seen many plows really out there since Tuesday. There's even major streets that don't have both lanes fully plowed. My side street , however, was plowed pretty well. I don't know if they're just not tracking it well or what the situation is.

Jan 29

Updated Jan 29

Man dies 2 days after Little Village shooting

Chicago police investigate a shooting Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 24th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

Alexander Villafane, 39, of the 2300 block of South St. Louis Avenue, was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 3500 block of West 24th Street about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The man was initially in critical condition after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Jan 28

Updated Jan 28

City lists 'problem landlords' on website

Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

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Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is teriffic. EB people have a place to go....

Jan 24

Updated Jan 26

Police: 2 Killed, 11 Wounded In Friday Gun Violence

About 5:20 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the neck in the 1500 block of South Trumbull. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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About 6:20 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the foot, leg and side during a possible drive-by attack in the 7800 block of South Vincennes. The man, who had documented gang ties, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said.

At 6:15 p.m., a man was shot in the head in the 6800 block of South Western. He was taken to Christ Hospital, where he later died, police said. His age and the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately available.

...20 p.m., two women thought to be in their 20s were shot in the 4500 block of South Marshfield. One was struck in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital, and the other suffered...

About the same time, a male whose age wasn’t immediately known was shot in the leg in the 2900 block of South Dearborn. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

About five minutes earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 7800 block of South Carpenter. At 10:15 p.m., he was outside when three people walked up and one shot him in the foot, police said. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard Hospital.

Earlier Friday evening, a 20-year-old man was wounded in Back of the Yards. He was on the street in the 5100 block of South Morgan when someone walked up and shot him in the hand. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard.

About 4:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was in the 7800 block of South Coles when someone opened fire from a passing red vehicle, police said. He took himself to South Shore Hospital, where police said his condition had stabilized.

At 3:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. The man, who police said has documented gang ties, told investigators someone opened fire from a dark gray vehicle in the 6800 block of South Campbell. He was listed in good condition.

A 19-year-old man and 14-year-old girl were in the 5100 block of West Division when two gunmen walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot three...

Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

Hey, Mayor Rahm—North Lawndale is good enough for a presidential library

Dr. King moved his family to a three-flat at 1550 S. Hamlin and proclaimed his intention to "end the slums."

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I should also add that the land in North Lawndale on which the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed to build the library is a 23-acre vacant lot, located roughly at Roosevelt and Kostner. Years ago a furniture factory stood on the site.

6300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago Other South IL 60637

51st and Cottage Grove, Chicago Hyde Park IL 60637

The University of Chicago may not be the only force that shaped Hyde Park and Kenwood, but it's the biggest.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Say what you will about the illegals but you can't deny that they have a better work ethic than we do. As for prime locations for the library, UofC's definition of 'prime' favors what best serves their interests.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    @Todd Agosto

    when I'm at a McDonald's staffed by Mexicans, they get your food ready as their supposed to. black folks? nothing but gossip and wisecracking while they take your order.

    i agree.

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