8 hours ago

Vonzell Banks, 17, fatally shot near Hadiya Pendleton Park, among 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

10 hours ago

4 Dead, 8 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

Among those who died was a 17-year-old boy who was shot near recently named Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King. The teen, identified as Vonzell Banks, a junior at Dunbar Vocational High School, was likely not the intended target, police said.

A man was shot in the shoulder and leg at about 11:45 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East 44th Street in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood.

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The man and a 43-year-old woman were walking in an alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland when someone in a passing car fired shots at them, killing the man and injuring the woman.

A 41-year-old man was shot in the back and arm while sitting in a car at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. The incident happened in the 4200 block of West Cermak in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was shot at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of West 104th Street in the Roseland neighborhood.

A 33-year-old man was shot in the chin, arm and stomach at about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the foot at about 12:15 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of West Randolph on the Near West Side.

A 19-year-old man was injured at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday when a gunman on a bicycle approached him and began firing shots. The incident happened in the 11800 block of South State in the West Pullman neighborhood.

10 hours ago

Teen killed in Bronzeville one of 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

12 hours ago

Teen killed at park named for Hadiya Pendleton: 'What a terrible tribute to her'

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired from a passing white vehicle. The man was wounded in the left shoulder and left leg and was taken to Provident Hospital. He was later taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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• A 41-year-old man was wounded about 3:20 a.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

• Just before midnight Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 200 block of West 104th Place in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

12 hours ago

Teen Killed Near Hadiya Pendleton Park

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

13 hours ago

Teens Shot Near Hadiya Pendleton Park Not Intended Targets, Police Say

The victims, ages 17 and 19, were playing basketball in the 4300 block of South King Drive when a male approached about 4:45 p.m. and asked if he could join, according to police sources. Moments later, a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire.

13 hours ago

Police: 4 Dead, 8 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings Since Thursday Evening

A 17-year-old boy — identified by relatives as Dunbar Vocational High School junior Vonzell Banks — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

At 11:45 p.m., a man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, striking him in the left shoulder and left thigh, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 3:20 a.m., the 41-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 4200 block of West Cermak when he was shot in the back and right arm, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition stabilized.

At 11:39 p.m., a 19-year-old man was standing outside in the 200 block of West 104th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

14 hours ago

Teens killed in Bronzeville one of 17 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was in North Lawndale early Saturday. At 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

16 hours ago

Fourth of July weekend violence amid stepped up police patrols

Vonzell Banks was shot in the back Friday afternoon, while playing basketball at the park in the 4300 block of South King Drive.

16 hours ago

1 killed, 5 wounded in shootings

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. Friday in the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, an "L" train occasionally rumbling in the background.

The man was walking on sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots form a passing white vehicle.

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

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At the scene in Bronzeville on the South Side, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park -- named after a student from King...

The man was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

He was outside in the 200 block of West 104th Place when he was wounded by gunfire, police said.  

Around 7:45 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.

23 hours ago

Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into a white suv and speed away.

23 hours ago

1 killed, 2 wounded in shootings

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. on the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, the occasional rumbling sound of a passing "L" train in the background.

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

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At the scene in Bronzeville, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park – named after a student from King...

In addition to that shooting, a 33-year-old man was shot on the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood at 7:45 p.m., police said.

23 hours ago

Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into a white suv and speed away.

23 hours ago

One Killed, One Injured In Bronzeville Shooting

About 4:45 p.m., the boy and a 19-year-old man were both shot in the 4300 block of South King, according to preliminary information from police.

23 hours ago

Two teens shot, one killed near park slated to be renamed after Hadiya Pendleton

Officials said a 17-year-old and 19-year-old were shot in the park, currently called Buckthorn Park, located near East 44th Street and South Calumet Avenue.

3 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

Planning requires everyone’s support

...well-paying community construction jobs and contracting opportunities. Additionally, Mariano’s decision to build on 38th Street and King Drive has prompted much needed development interest from potential investors hoping to capitalize from their presence...

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Absolutely, and that includes lower income Ida B. Wells public housing residents displaced by the CHA Plan for Transformation.

    The planning process must be convened in adjacent community and result in a Community Benefits Agreement.

    Virtually

    Bronzeville Curmudgeon

28 hours ago

1 killed, 1 wounded in Bronzeville shooting

A man is treated as he is transported to an ambulance after he and another man were shot adjacent to a playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue. The park is named for 2013 Chicago murder victim Hadiya Pendleton.

The incident happened about 4:45 p.m. on the 4300 block of South King Drive.

At 44th Street and Calumet, some onlookers gazed at the police activity from their front and back porches, the occasional rumbling sound of a passing "L" train in the background.

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At the scene in Bronzeville, officers cordoned off the alley between King Drive and Calumet Avenue that abuts the basketball court of Hadiya Pendleton Park -- named after a student from King...

29 hours ago

Two teens shot near park slated to be renamed after Hadiya Pendleton

...and 19-year-old were shot in the park, currently called Buckthorn Park, located near East 44th Street and South Calumet Avenue, officials said.The 17-year-old boy was shot in the back and listed in...

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

11th Ward plagued by sudden upsurge in violence recently

...in a light-colored SUV fired several shots, killing 17-year-old Richard Edwards of 3900 south Lake Park Avenue and wounding an 18-year-old as the pair were driving near the 700 block...

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Fox said she was with her brother, Marcus Fox, 26, and a friend, Darius Walton, all of whom are African-American, when they began talking with three white people near Taylor-Lauridsen Park at 704 W. 42nd St. shortly before more people showed up and began arguing.

Earlier, on May 21, someone shot two men, 19 and 22, in an alley on the 1300 block of west 31st Place. The victims received treatment at Stroger Hospital, where the 22-year-old later died.

...Park Avenue and wounding an 18-year-old as the pair were driving near the 700 block of west 35th Street. The victims drove away and got out of their car at 35th and Halsted Streets...

blogspot.com/. For the Ninth District Chicago Police Station at 3120 S. Halsted St., call (312) 747-8227. To contact Thompson, call (773) 254-6677. To report a crime, call 911.

2 days ago

Abreu’s Amigos; Farmers Markets; ward11.org

The Bronzeville Regional Collective will host a community workshop on the Barack Obama Presidential Library on Thursday, July 23, at Legends South Savoy Square, 4448 S. State St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (773) 678-9541 or email bvilleregionalcollective@gmail.com.

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations in...

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will hold its Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m...

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Alderman George Cardenas recently held a clean and green, when he and residents of the 3600 block of south Honore Street worked together to beautify the block.

Adventures in Jazz, Chicago and Beyond will feature a jazz ensemble and interactive art activities on Wednesday, July 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fred Anderson Park, 1611 S. Wabash Ave. Call (312) 933-8563.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Changing Worlds, a literacy and arts organization at 329 W. 18th St., will host Createfest, an arts and food truck festival featuring live entertainment and dancing on...

The Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 S. Michigan Ave., offers tours, exhibits, lectures, special events, and adult and youth education to enhance awareness and...

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1800 S. Halsted St. For more information call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

...Brands Foundation gave the Pacific Garden Mission $10,000 in grants. The mission is at 1458 S. Canal St. Call (312) 492-9410...

Toddler Tunes & Turtles will be held at Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 328-0821, Tuesday, July 14, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Families can see live animals, sing, and enjoy music; youngsters will build forts.

...Women’s Park, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., Tuesday, July 28, Big Hero 6. Donovan Park, 3620 S. Lituanica Ave., Wednesday, July 22, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St...

...3620 S. Lituanica Ave., Wednesday, July 22, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., Friday, July 24, Jurassic Park. Wentworth Gardens Park, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave, Monday, Aug. 3...

...Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., Friday, July 24, Jurassic Park. Wentworth Gardens Park, 3770 S. Wentworth Ave, Monday, Aug. 3, Annie...

...will be held Sunday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Along with the Lion Dance procession, entertainment includes Chinese classical dance and music, martial arts...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Pl. and Wentworth. See www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

Pilsen Night Market, 18th Street and Blue Island Avenue, on Wednesdays, July 8 through Sept. 2, 4 to 8 p.m. Link accepted.

South Loop, Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street, on Thursdays through Oct. 8, 4 to 8 p.m.

Union Park Community Market, Ogden Avenue and Washington Street, on Tuesdays, July 8 through Sept. 9, 4 to 8 p.m.

Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., on Thursdays through Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl.

The Institute Campus for Young Men is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women is at 1040 W. 32nd Pl.

...alcohol- and tobacco-free festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 30 through Aug. 2, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. This festival attracts more than one million visitors. Enjoy live music by local talent, carnival...

Greektown Special Service Area #16 will host community meetings at 306 S. Halsted St., Suite 1N, at 3 p.m. on the Thursdays of July 23, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, and Nov. 19.

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

Instituto Cervantes Chicago, a center for Spanish language and cultural exchange, offers courses and workshops for adults and children. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization will host its 71st Independents’ Day Dinner Thursday, July 23, at the Chicago Lake Shore Café, 4900 S. Lake Shore Dr., at 6 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. Call (312) 939-5105.

...the Park at the Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens behind the Clarke House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave. The Toddlers, Tunes & Turtles program will begin at 5:30 p.m. A family drum...

...the concert at 7 p.m. Enjoy kids’ activities and giveaways, too. The Spoke & Bird, 205 E. 18th St., will offer a special concert picnic dinner that visitors can bring to the park. Log...

Marriott Chicago at the Medical District/UIC, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will hold the Give Kids the World Corn Hole (bean bag) Fundraiser on Saturday, July...

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization can help renters solve problems such as appliances not working or bug infestations in apartments. Call (773) 292-4980. The organization is located at 1727 S. Indiana Ave.

...To learn more, visit http://www.mercy-chicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

...a.m. Saturday, July 18, featuring an alumni reunion. Midtown Educational Foundation is located at 718 S. Loomis St. and supports the Midtown Center for Boys at 1819 N. Wood St. and the Metro...

...is located at 718 S. Loomis St. and supports the Midtown Center for Boys at 1819 N. Wood St. and the Metro Achievement Center for Girls at 310 S. Peoria St. Call (773) 292...

...for Boys at 1819 N. Wood St. and the Metro Achievement Center for Girls at 310 S. Peoria St. Call (773) 292-2660...

The National Hellenic Museum in collaboration with the Anthony Quinn Foundation is hosting an exhibition of art by the actor and artist called Transcending Boundaries through October. The museum is located at 333 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 655-1234.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., will host a fundraiser on Wednesday, July 15. The evening will begin with a Mass at 5 p.m. at the shrine followed by cocktails, dinner, and an auction at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Call (773) 360-5115.

Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave., will feature SummerDance on Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m.; the Chicago Philharmonic on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4:30 to 8 p.m.; and a traditional Japanese drumming presentation by the ensemble Tsukasa Taiko on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

The Pitchfork Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday, July 17 through 19, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. Artists Wilco, Sleater – Kinney, Chance the Rapper, and many others will perform. Single day tickets cost $65. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

Roosevelt University is hosting an exhibition of black and white photos taken by Chicago Reader photographers from 1971 to 2004. See it at the university’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., through Friday, Aug. 28. Call (312) 341-6458.

St. Adalbert Church, 1650 W. 17th St., offers praying of the Rosary every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and a garage sale every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (312) 226-2300.

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For more information call (312) 842-7979 or visit http://www.stbarbarachicago.org.

Saint Ignatius College Prep has openings for assistant coaches in swimming and diving, women’s basketball, and women’s track and field. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., needs a minivan to carry food for the El Comedor Popular Soup Kitchen. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

Shedd Aquarium dolphin Piquet recently had a baby calf. Mom is 27 years old, and this is her second baby. The Shedd is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 801-2556.

Sheridan Park Baseball, 910 S. Aberdeen St., will host a fundraiser outing to the Chicago White Sox-Kansas City Royals game at U.S. Cellular Field the evening of Friday, July 17. Discount tickets available. Call (312) 746-5369.

...Center in the West Loop also represented the Chicago area. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org...

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in his office at 1800 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or email

...South Loop on Sunday, July 12. Meet at 10 a.m. at Printers Row Park, 640 S. Dearborn St. The ride will go to the lakefront and then head south to the 31st Street...

...to the 31st Street beach, McCormick Place, and to the Spoke and Bird Café at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue for brunch...

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art is showing artwork by Art Paul through Sunday, July 26. The institute is located at 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email pr@gazettechicago.com.

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Uber To Create 10,000 Driver Jobs on South, West Side Where Ridership Is Up

• 9-10:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Mid-South Workforce Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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...Workforce Partnership, to share the news of Uber's hiring initiative at LaFollette Park Auditorium, 1333 N. Laramie Ave.

• 9-10:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. July 8 at the Southwest Workforce Center, 7500 S. Pulaski Road, Building 100

• 9-10:30 a.m, 1-2:30 p.m. July 17 at the Garfield Workforce Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

• 9-10:30 a.m., 1-2:30 p.m. July 28 at the Pilsen Workforce Center, 1700 W. 18th St.

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    That's not reporting, that's stenography.

5 days ago

UPDATE: Police: 3 Killed, 17 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Another man was shot at 7:50 p.m. in the South Side Douglas neighborhood. The 37-year-old was walking on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of South Rhodes when a black SUV pulled up, and someone inside fired shots, police said. The SUV then drove off.

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The man was walking in the 9900 block of South State Street at 2:10 p.m. when a vehicle drove up, and someone inside fired shots, police said.

Eric Turner was standing outside near a home in the 7300 block of South Dorchester at 7 p.m. when someone walked out of a gangway and fired shots before running off, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

About 3:40 a.m., Joaquin Rocha was a passenger in a car in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when an SUV pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the torso, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Rocha, of the 4700 block of South Springfield, showed up at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said.

The 17-year-old was shot in the ankle at 9:21 p.m. in the 800 block of East 92nd Street, police said. He was in good condition, but police did not know where he was being treated.

A 40-year-old man was shot 20 minutes earlier during a possible drive-by in the Austin neighborhood. The man was shot at 9 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy, police said. He was taken with a leg wound to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

Jun 27

Updated 6 days ago

Man charged in connection with fatal Bronzeville shooting

Julius Thomas, 26, of the 400 block of East 42nd Street, was charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm, police said.

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Thomas is accused of the robbery in connection with a shooting that happened around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East 35th Street, a little more than a block from Chicago Police Department headquarters, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the man as Christan Barlow, of the 2400 block of East 73rd Street.

At Prairie Avenue and 35th, more than a dozen evidence markers were placed on the sidewalk outside a deli and in the street.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Another young African American male resorting to crime, as an alternative to the non~exsistant gainful employment opportunities in Bronzeville, owing directly to foreign owing and controlling most of the businesses in Bronzeville.

    A wonderful exception are my two Jewish brother friends, who own and operate Ace hardware store on 35th...

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    Another young African American male resorting to crime, as an alternative to the non~exsistant gainful employment opportunities in Bronzeville, owing directly to foreign owing and controlling most of the businesses in Bronzeville.

    A wonderful exception are my two Jewish brother friends, who own and operate Ace hardware store on 35th Street in Bronzeville.

    They have owned the store every since the Dreamland Cafe closed decades ago.

    Their prices are lower than Walgreens!

    They love and support their Bronzeville neighborhood customers, will order any hardware you might need. Open the back room at a moments notice for inquisitive tourist from all over the World, hired their competent African American employees from the community, and still get hassled on a regular basis by the city of Chicago!!!

    Certainly, we do not consider Ace Hardware store a foreign merchant.

    When ever possible, as the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center does for our hardware needs, please patronize this landmark business that truly embraces and supports the authentic cultural experience of Bronzeville!

    We love my two older Jewish brothers, one a curmudgeon like me, the other very compassionate, warm and politically astute.

    If you get the opportunity stop by and buy something, and have a authentic cultural experience in Bronzeville!!!

    If you have not realized it yet, this Everyblock post is a branding and marketing promotion for Ace Hardware store as an authentic cultural attraction within Bronzeville and the emerging Bronzeville/35th Street Illinois Main Street Project!!! :-)

  • I never feel harassed when I need to go to Ace Hardware on 35th. There's usually no one hanging around, blocking the entrance door or anything like that. The same can't be said for the business further up the street.

Jun 27

Man charged in connection with fatal Bronzeville shooting

Julius Thomas, 26, of the 400 block of East 42nd Street, was charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm, police said.

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Thomas is accused of the robbery in connection with a shooting that happened around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East 35th Street, a little more than a block from Chicago Police Department headquarters, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the man as Christan Barlow, of the 2400 block of East 73rd Street.

At Prairie Avenue and 35th, more than a dozen evidence markers were placed on the sidewalk outside a deli and in the street.

Jun 25

Hadiya Pendleton Park Expanded Over Concerns of Local Residents

Dowell said the expanded Pendleton Park, in the general area of 4323 S. Calumet Ave., would replace a playlot she considered an "eyesore" and a safety concern for the surrounding community.

Jun 25

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Jun 24

3 killed, 16 wounded in city shootings

Lights from several police vehicles flashed off the storefront windows of 35th Street businesses as police secured the area. Investigators ducked under another layer of red crime-scene tape that ran around Southtown Sub, 240 E. 35th.

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The four were shot about 8:20 p.m. Tuesday on 35th Street just east of Indiana Avenue, a little more than a block from CPD Headquarters. Police said the four were shot after two groups of people exchanged gunfire.

At Prairie Avenue and 35th, more than a dozen evidence markers were placed on the sidewalk outside a deli and in the street.

About 11:35 p.m., three women were shot, one fatally, in Englewood. Police said the women were fighting in the street near West 75th Street and South Stewart Avenue when a gunman ran by on foot and opened fire.

Officers responding to the scene found a 14-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 41-year-old woman shot near West 80th Street and South Stewart Street. Police said the three were outside in the 8000 block of South Stewart Avenue when a gunman inside a white vehicle opened fire and drove off.

The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Ellis Avenue, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman. Paramedics responded, but the victim was dead on arrival, said Larry Langford, a fire department spokesman.

The man was identified as Devon Davis, 21, of the 7500 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

...a 58-year-old man was hospitalized after he realized he was shot in the 4200 block of West Leland Avenue. The man was leaving a bar in the area about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday...

...in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side. The man was in the 400 block of West Blackhawk Street when three people approached on foot and someone shot him. The man was taken to...

• Just after midnight, a 20-year-old man was grazed on the foot by a bullet in the 300 block of West 42nd Place in the Fuller Park neighborhood. The man refused medical attention, and police could not provide further details.

• About 11:40 p.m. Tuesday a 17-year-old boy was shot in his pinkie while playing with a gun with his friend in Marquette Park. The two were in the 7100 block of South Campbell Avenue when the gun went off, hitting the boy's finger. He later walked into Holy Cross Hospital where he was treated.

...grazed by a bullet about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. The woman was in the 200 block of North Keystone Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain. She was taken to West Suburban Medical Center...

...year-old man and 24-year-old woman were sitting in a van in the 6700 block of South Ada Street when someone in a vehicle drove by and fired shots. The man was shot in...

Jun 24

Making the case: Groups vie for Dyett High School

...take their seats in the expansive, yellow-walled auditorium of King College Preparatory High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. Though only half of the seats were filled, a perceptible excitement drifted through the warm...

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Parents and community members gathered Wednesday evening, June 17, to discuss the fate of Walter H. Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Three proposals vying for control over the future of the Dyett High School building were presented to the public.

The Board of Education is set to decide on a proposal by August 26. The next community hearing for the three proposals will take place August 10 at the CPS loop office, 42 W. Madison St.

Jun 24

Four Shot Near CPD Headquarters

Chicago Police Department Headquarters is located at East 35th Street and South Michigan Avenue.

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The injured were on the sidewalk near East 35th and South Prairie Avenue shortly before 8:30 p.m. when they were hit by bullets. Witnesses told NBC Chicago the shooting was a drive-by. 

Jun 24

4 shot in South Side attack; man killed in Grand Crossing

Lights from several police vehicles flashed off the storefront windows of 35th Street businesses as police secured the area. Investigators ducked under another layer of red crime-scene tape that ran around Southtown Sub, 240 E. 35th.

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At Prairie Avenue and 35th, more than a dozen evidence markers were placed on the sidewalk outside of a deli and in the street.

The shooting happened shortly after 2 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Ellis Avenue, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

The man was identified as Devon Davis, 21, of the 7500 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Jun 20

Updated Jun 22

Hey, Blackhawks: Bring The Stanley Cup to South Side Bars, Too

Bronzeville: The Hawks could really surprise some unexpecting fans at Good Time Sports Bar, 206 E. 35th St., or The Game, 4310 S. Prairie Ave.

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Hyde Park: There's a couple spots — "Jimmy's" Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. and a personal favorite, The Cove Lounge, 1750 E. 55th St. — where you'll find an eclectic group of overlooked Hawks fans.

Hyde Park: There's a couple spots — "Jimmy's" Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th St. and a personal favorite, The Cove Lounge, 1750 E. 55th St. — where you'll find an eclectic group of overlooked Hawks fans.

Bronzeville: The Hawks could really surprise some unexpecting fans at Good Time Sports Bar, 206 E. 35th St., or The Game, 4310 S. Prairie Ave.

Bridgeport: There's too many Hawks hotspots to count but I can tell you from experience that almost everyone watching Game 6 at Thirty3 Bar and Grill, 3304 S. Halsted St., was wearing a Hawks sweater.

Beverly: Any tavern on the boozy side of Western Avenue would be a perfect spot to bring the Cup, including Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave., Sean's Rhino Bar, 10330 S. Western Ave. and Cullinan's Stadium Club, 11610 S. Western Ave., which is technically Morgan Park.

Beverly: Any tavern on the boozy side of Western Avenue would be a perfect spot to bring the Cup, including Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave., Sean's Rhino Bar, 10330 S. Western Ave. and Cullinan's Stadium Club, 11610 S. Western Ave., which is technically Morgan Park.

Beverly: Any tavern on the boozy side of Western Avenue would be a perfect spot to bring the Cup, including Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave., Sean's Rhino Bar, 10330 S. Western Ave. and Cullinan's Stadium Club, 11610 S. Western Ave., which is technically Morgan Park.

Garfield Ridge: The Southwest Side — home of countless die-hard Hawks fans — seems to always get forgotten during championship celebrations. If the Stanley Cup showed up at Tom's Tap, 6701 W. Archer Ave., a couple regulars might choke on their Miller Lites.

Hyde Park & Kenwood

The Henry Gerber House at 1710 N. Crilly Court was named a national landmark Friday.

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    Interesting Bridgeport choice. I just assumed that was mostly a cop bar.

Jun 19

Updated Jun 20

Hey, Blackhawks: Bring The Stanley Cup to South Side Bars, Too

Bronzeville: The Hawks could really surprise some unexpecting fans at Good Time Sports Bar, 206 E. 35th Street, or The Game, 4310 S. Prairie Ave.

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Hyde Park: There's a couple spot — "Jimmy's" Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th Street and a personal favorite, The Cove Lounge, 1750 E. 55th Street — where you'll find an eclectic group of overlooked Hawks fans.

Hyde Park: There's a couple spot — "Jimmy's" Woodlawn Tap, 1172 E. 55th Street and a personal favorite, The Cove Lounge, 1750 E. 55th Street — where you'll find an eclectic group of overlooked Hawks fans.

Bronzeville: The Hawks could really surprise some unexpecting fans at Good Time Sports Bar, 206 E. 35th Street, or The Game, 4310 S. Prairie Ave.

Bridgeport: There's too many Hawks hotspots to count but I can tell you from experience that almost everyone watching Game 6 at Thirty3 Bar and Grill, 3304 S. Halsted was wearing a Hawks sweater.

Beverly: Any tavern on the boozy side of Western Avenue would be a perfect spot to bring the cup including Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western, Sean's Rhino Bar, 10330 S. Western, and Cullinan's Stadium Club, 11610 S. Western, which is technically Morgan Park.

Beverly: Any tavern on the boozy side of Western Avenue would be a perfect spot to bring the cup including Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western, Sean's Rhino Bar, 10330 S. Western, and Cullinan's Stadium Club, 11610 S. Western, which is technically Morgan Park.

Beverly: Any tavern on the boozy side of Western Avenue would be a perfect spot to bring the cup including Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western, Sean's Rhino Bar, 10330 S. Western, and Cullinan's Stadium Club, 11610 S. Western, which is technically Morgan Park.

Garfield Ridge: The Southwest Side — home of countless die-hard Hawks fans — seems to always get forgotten during championship celebrations. If the Stanley Cup showed up at Tom's Tap, 6701 W. Archer, a couple regulars might choke on their Miller Lights.

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    I'D BE THERE!!!!

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  • I will follow up with this post and expose some little know secrets about the Bridgeport Neighborhood for over 40 years of information and the reall truths about politics, if you are interested just keep posting and I will hlep to expose the dirt going back thru the years of...

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Jun 18

CPS teacher charged with child pornography

Van Eenige is a second-grade teacher at Ariel Community Academy at 1119 E. 46th Street, sources said.

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Investigators eventually executed a search warrant at Van Eenige's house, in the 600 block of West 48th Street.

Jun 18

CPS Teacher Had 100 Child Porn Files on Laptop, Prosecutors Say

Van Eenige has been a teacher at Ariel Elementary Community Academy, 1119 E. 46th St., for the past decade, according to his public defender. He holds a master's degree in elementary education.

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Van Eenige, who lives in the 600 block of West 48th Street with his wife and daughter, was charged with two counts of child pornography. His next court date is July 8.

Jun 18

Students in the College explore Richard Wright’s Chicago

...Side Community Art Center, an epicenter of black artistic, cultural and intellectual life located at 3831 S. Michigan Ave., to hear 96-year-old Timuel Black, AM’54, a lifelong civil rights leader and...

Jun 18

Chicago Public Schools Teacher Charged With Child Pornography

According to sources, Van Eenige is a second-grade teacher at Ariel Community Academy at 1119 E. 46th St.

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Van Eenige, of the 600 block of West 48th Street, is scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

Jun 18

Support school choice for our neighbors to the north

...June 17, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at King High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. At this meeting, the Coalition and the two other groups will present their proposals followed...

Jun 17

Dawn's Dish: Chef Cliff Rome of Peach's

Welcome to Peach's: it's a brand new restaurant in the heart of bronze Ville on 47th and King Drive.

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"I grew up in Englewood. 57th and Bishop. So I used to come over to bronze Ville as a kid," Rome said.

Jun 16

3 groups to present plans for Dyett High School campus

Wednesday's community meeting is to be held at King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. The meeting is set to followed by a public hearing on the proposals in early August. The Chicago Board of Education could vote to approve a proposal at the end of August.

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...it would solicit proposals for an open-enrollment high school on the Dyett site at 555 E. 51st St. The district did not accept charter school proposals, only ones for district-operated or "contract...

Jun 16

Man found dead in Brighton Park trash can was beaten, then set on fire

When the fire was out, officials discovered the body of a man. He was later identified as Arthur Wyatt, 55, of the 4500 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Jun 15

Updated Jun 16

Shooter in Bronzeville drive-by seeking revenge: prosecutor

Arieus Fitch, of the 6900 block of South Paxton, faces a first-degree murder charge in the gang-related attack at 8:20 p.m. May 24 in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

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Arieus Fitch, of the 6900 block of South Paxton, faces a first-degree murder charge in the gang-related attack at 8:20 p.m. May 24 in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

Raheem Dameron, 15, was fatally shot multiple times in the back. Another boy, 14, was struck in the ankle. The two had just left a fish and chicken restaurant. Dameron lived in the 5600 block of South Justine, authorities said.

Jun 16

5 wounded in South Side shootings

A 28-year-old man was driving in the 3900 block of South Prairie Avenue when he was shot in the foot, said Officer Ron Gaines, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

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About 6:40 p.m., two men were shot in the 700 block of East 92nd Street in the Burnside neighborhood, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.

Another man was shot just before 4 p.m. on the 2100 block of West 68th Place in West Englewood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

The shooting happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. on the 11900 block of South LaSalle Street, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

3 killed, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings since Thursday afternoon

About 1 a.m. Friday, a 38-year-old man was shot in the chest and abdomen in the 4200 block of South Calumet, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner's office did not confirm the death early Friday.

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The man was shot several times about 12:45 a.m. following an altercation with another man, 22, inside an apartment complex in the 8500 block of West Bryn Mawr, according to police at the scene.

Jun 14

No bail for man charged in May slaying of 15-year-old boy in Bronzeville

...p.m. that day, Raheem was leaving a Golden Fish & Chicken restaurant and walking near 45th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue with four other 14- and 15-year-old boys and another witness, when four or...

Police investigate a shooting May 24, 2015, on the 800 block of East 45th Street.

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Arieus Fitch, 20, of the 6900 block of South Paxton Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder in a May 24 shooting that killed 15-year-old Raheem Dameron, police said.

Jun 05

Updated Jun 14

2 dead, 6 wounded in separate shootings

The shooting happened on the 3900 block of South Prairie Avenue, police said.

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Police responded to a call of shots being fired in the 1300 block of East 94th Street and found a man lying in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his head, Gaines said.

Earlier, around 4:50 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot to death and a 20-year-old man was wounded on the 7800 block of South Drexel Boulevard in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, according to police.

The woman told police the shooting happened on the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue. She suffered several gunshot wounds and her condition stabilized at Holy Cross, Gaines said.

The man was sitting on a porch in the 5700 block of South Wolcott Avenue when an unknown male fired shots at him, Gaines said.

The man was in 9200 block of South Laflin Street when he was shot in the face, Gaines said.

The man was outside in the 200 block of West Pershing Road when a gray van drove by and someone inside fired shots, Gaines said.

  • renee collins englewood community advocate

    I TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT HOW TO STOP THE VIOLENCE AND MOST BELIEVE WE CAN NOT DO IT. I DISAGREE AND HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTONS ON HOW TO STOP THE VIOLENCE. EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT DRUGS AND DRUG USE ECSTASY, LOUD, KUSH ARE MIND ALTERING AND IS EATING THEIR...

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    I TALK TO PEOPLE ABOUT HOW TO STOP THE VIOLENCE AND MOST BELIEVE WE CAN NOT DO IT. I DISAGREE AND HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTONS ON HOW TO STOP THE VIOLENCE. EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT DRUGS AND DRUG USE ECSTASY, LOUD, KUSH ARE MIND ALTERING AND IS EATING THEIR BRAIN CELLS.ACLU NEEDS TO STOP FIGHHTING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO STAND ON CORNERS FROM SUN UP TO SUN DOWN ON SECURITY OR AS DEALERS. JOBS, JOBS, AND JOB TRAINING. BAN ALL MUSIC WITH DERROGATORY LANGUAGE AND PROTEST AGAINST THE ARTIST MAKING TIS INFLAMMATORY MUSIC, Chicago POLITICIANS NEEDS TO STOP STEALING THE MONEY AND ENFORCE ALL ORDINANCES IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD. CHICAGO POLICE NEED TO PATROL, PATROL, AND ENFORCE ALL CITY ORDINANCES IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD. SUMMER SCHOOLS OPENED FOR MUSIC(READING), DANCE(MATH) CULINARY(NUTRITION EDUCATION) AND FASHION DESIGN. THIS KEEPS THEM OFF THE STREETS AND HOPEFULLY INSPIRES THEM TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION. GOVERMENT NEEDS TO LIMIT ASISTANCE FOR SNAP AND SECTION 8(SELF SUFFICIENCY SHOULD BE THE GOVERMENT NUMBER ONE PRIORITY). PARENTS NEED TO BE FORCED TO VOLUNTEER IN THEIR CHILD'S SCHOOL IF THEY ARE NOT WORKING. THE church NEEDS TO STEP UP AND OUT INTO THE NEIGBORHOODS!!! LASTLY SOMEONE NEEDS TO PUT A CROSS AT EVERY HOMICIDE SCENE SO CHICAGOANS CAN SEE THE MASSIVE GRAVEYARD THEY ARE CREATING.

  • sandra clark new to area

    Amen Renee!

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