Sep 19

Updated 4 days ago

Urban League Kids Hosting Water Drive For Flint

The Urban League is collecting donations Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm at the offices at 4510 S Michigan and 5146 S Ashland through November 5.

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The Urban League is collecting donations Monday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm at the offices at 4510 S Michigan and 5146 S Ashland through November 5.

    Urban League Kids Hosting Water Drive For Flint
    CHICAGO (CBS) - As the number of bottled water drives for Flint has slowed to a drip, the Chicago Urban League is hosting one for the next several weeks. The idea came from high school students enrolled in the league's Human Capital program as they debated their next service project, according to program director Angela Hamilton.
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  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    Did any of those high school students want to know why there doesn't seem to be criminal prosecution of the elected officials who are directly responsible for the problem. I imagine most people don't know the governor reconnected the Ford plant to the original water supply when they complained that...

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    Did any of those high school students want to know why there doesn't seem to be criminal prosecution of the elected officials who are directly responsible for the problem. I imagine most people don't know the governor reconnected the Ford plant to the original water supply when they complained that the new water was not suitable for use in their manufacturing process. Did any student wonder, will the victims of this exposure get the necessary immediate and long term medical treatment and who will pay for it?
    Perhaps this is a civics lesson in social irresponsibility and the view that "Some people are too big to jail.", no matter what they do.

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

WCL checks out 3 South Side restaurant gems

4317 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago

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Birreria Zaragoza 4852 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicagowww.birrieriazaragoza.comGarifuna Flava

2518 W. 63rd St., Chicago

    WCL checks out 3 South Side restaurant gems
    It's a Taste of the South Side! Ryan, Val, and Ji featured three of the best restaurants on Chicago's South Side. Birreria Zaragoza 4852 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago www.birrieriazaragoza.com Garifuna Flava 2518 W. 63rd St., Chicago https://www.facebook.com/GarifunaFlava1/ Café on the Grove 4317 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago https://www.facebook.com/cafeonthegrove/
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  • Nice! Never been to Birreria Zaragoza, but it's a local business, so GREAT for them! I do LOVE Garifuna Flava. They have been on loads of tv shows (Diners, Dives and Drive Ins and others). Great staff. Everything is FRESH! Nice to try cuisine from other parts of the world for a change. YUM, now I want to go there!

5 days ago

Musicians tune in to Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Victor Goines is a clarinetist and saxophonist who has played at local venues such as Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., and is a resident of the Kenwood neighborhood, but his roots are tied to his hometown of New Orleans.

    Musicians tune in to Hyde Park Jazz Festival
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The 10th Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival features about 200 musicians on its diverse lineup scattered over 13 stages with 34 shows. Some of those 200 musicians are South Side locals who are honored to play in their own backyard.
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5 days ago

4th Ward Alderman Candidate Forum

On Thursday, Sept. 22, a 4th Ward Candidates Forum will take place at Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., at 6 p.m.

    4th Ward Alderman Candidate Forum
    On Thursday, Sept. 22, a 4th Ward Candidates Forum will take place at Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., at 6 p.m. Candidates have until Nov. 28 to file their nominating papers with the minimum amount of 473 signatures. The special election for the 4th Ward Alderman will be held on Feb.
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Sep 15

Chicago Urban League Hosts Water Collection Drive for Flint Residents

Drop-off locations for supplies and donations include the Chicago Urban League office at 4510 S. Michigan Ave. and the Human Capital office at 5147 S. Ashland Avenue. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Drop-off locations for supplies and donations include the Chicago Urban League office at 4510 S. Michigan Ave. and the Human Capital office at 5147 S. Ashland Avenue. Donations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Chicago Urban League Hosts Water Collection Drive for Flint Residents
    The Chicago Urban League is hosting a water collection drive for Flint, Michigan residents thanks to one of its mentoring students. Emill Jackson with the National Urban League's Project Ready Mentoring program came up with the idea and the Human Capital Division launched a water collection drive for the residents of Flint, MI Tuesday.
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Sep 14

Mitchell: Ethel Skyles Alexander was African-American trailblazer

Wake/visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Progressive Funeral Home, 7208 S. Stony Island. Funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, 1035 E. 67th St.

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Wake/visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Progressive Funeral Home, 7208 S. Stony Island. Funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, 1035 E. 67th St.

Wake/visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Progressive Funeral Home, 7208 S. Stony Island. Funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at First Church of Deliverance, 4315 S. Wabash. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, 1035 E. 67th St.

    Mitchell: Ethel Skyles Alexander was African-American trailblazer
    Follow @MaryMitchellCST In the game of politics, Ethel Skyles Alexander will be remembered as someone who knew how to move the ball. Although the former Illinois state representative and senator wasn't in the spotlight, she played an important role in the lives of politicians who were, and championed historic legislation that impact our lives today.
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Sep 14

Can data and dollars solve the South and West sides' retail problem?

Standing on the corner of 39th St. and King Drive on the site of the soon-to-open Mariano's in Bronzeville, Lyneir Richardson stares admiringly—not at the grocer's shiny new sign, but at the vacant lots across the street.

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Sep 14

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Mourns Former State Senator and Rep. Ethel Skyles Alexander

43rd and Wabash Avenue-Chicago

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1035 E. 67th Street, Chicago

    Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation Mourns Former State Senator and Rep. Ethel Skyles Alexander
    Illinois recently lost one of its longtime public service pioneers, Ethel Skyles Alexander. The former State Representative and Senator Ethel Skyles Alexander transitioned from her earthly home on Saturday, September the 10 th, 2016. Ms. Alexander was one of the Founding members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation (ILBCF).
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Sep 13

FREE Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour: Roll Through 13 Galleries, Eateries & Shops

43rd and King Drive to Cottage Grove

    FREE Bronzeville Arts District Trolley Tour: Roll Through 13 Galleries, Eateries & Shops
    Explore the art galleries and shops of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood during the last Bronzeville Trolley Tour of the summer, on Friday, September 16. From 6pm-9pm, trolleys will roll down Bronzeville arts district streets stopping at notable art galleries, shops and restaurants. FREE live music, food and drink add to the festivities for this can't miss event.
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Sep 08

Man Gets 5 Years For Death Of Foster Mother During Fight

Brooks was arguing with his foster mother, 58-year-old Dorothy McGee, about 4 p.m. March 25, 2014, at their home in the 400 block of East 46th Street, authorities said at the time.

    Man Gets 5 Years For Death Of Foster Mother During Fight
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his foster mother during a fight at their South Side home in 2014. Joshua David Brooks, 23, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of a family member on May 17 after a bench trial before Judge Thomas Hennelly, according to Cook County court records.
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Sep 08

Man gets 5 years for death of foster mother during fight

Brooks was arguing with his foster mother, 58-year-old Dorothy McGee, about 4 p.m. March 25, 2014, at their home in the 400 block of East 46th Street, authorities said at the time. 

    Man gets 5 years for death of foster mother during fight
    A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for the death of his foster mother during a fight at their South Side home in 2014. Joshua David Brooks, 23, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of a family member on May 17 after a bench trial before Judge Thomas Hennelly, according to Cook County court records.
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Sep 06

Hobo gang member accused in 2 drive-bys won’t take part in trial

...the Fifth Ward Black Disciples encroached on the Dirty Low’s drug trafficking territory at 47th and Vincennes, and after someone shot alleged Hobo leader Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester that summer...

    Hobo gang member accused in 2 drive-bys won't take part in trial
    An admitted member of the so-called Hobos "super gang" has been removed from this week's high-profile trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse. U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. agreed Tuesday to sever Stanley "Smiley" Vaughn, 39, from the trial getting underway this week.
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Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

The Weekend Desk Report

...the sources said. The officers then stopped Rush shortly before 3 p.m. in the 4700 block of South King Drive, according to the sources and city records obtained by the Tribune through a Freedom of...

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Sep 03

ATN: September 2016

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will observe Friends and Family Day on Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Women’s Day will be held Sunday, Sept. 25. Guest speaker will be Rev. Loretta Reid. Call (312) 225-5300. The church is at 600 E. 35th St.

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The African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st St. at Cottage Grove Ave., Friday through Monday, Sept. 2 through 5. The park will come alive during Labor Day...

...and tour Sept. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. The coalition is located at 217 N. Carpenter St. Call (312) 491-8888...

The Institute Campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes Campus is at 1040 W 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

The Institute Campus is located at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The Lourdes Campus is at 1040 W 32nd Pl. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

Families are welcome to schedule a shadow day for their youngsters at Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600 or log on to www.chicagohopeacademy.org.

Back of the Yards Community Market at the Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., Saturdays through Sept. 10. Bronzeville Community Market, Martin Luther King Dr. and 26th St., Sundays...

...Market at the Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., Saturdays through Sept. 10. Bronzeville Community Market, Martin Luther King Dr. and 26th St., Sundays through Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Daley Plaza, Washington and...

...through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Green City Market West Loop, 211 S. Peoria St., Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. McKinley Park Farmers Market...

...Saturdays through Oct. 29, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. McKinley Park Farmers Market, Archer Avenue and 37th Street, Sundays through Sept. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Printers Row Farmers Market...

...Sts., Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pilsen Community Market, 1800 S. Halsted St., Sundays through Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Printers Row, west Polk...

...Saturdays through Oct. 29, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave., Thursdays through Sept. 29, 4 to 8 p.m. Willis Tower Farmers Market, 233 S...

...Michigan Ave., Thursdays through Sept. 29, 4 to 8 p.m. Willis Tower Farmers Market, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Thursdays through Oct. 13, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check the City of...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., and Wheat Ridge Ministries will host a community celebration Saturday, Sept. 10, to commemorate the...

The school will host an information session for preschool and kindergarten the Thursdays of Oct. 13 and 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Old St. Patrick’s Campus, 120 S. Desplaines St. Call (312) 268-2512 or email grantr@fxw.org.

...entertain and educate young children and their families this fall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., beginning Friday, Oct. 7, at...

...fall at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., and the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., beginning Friday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. The series kicks off at the 606...

...available at www.Goodman-Theatre.org, (312) 443-3800, or at the box office at 170 N. Dearborn St.

The Rev. George Mrochen recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination and installation as pastor of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave. Call (773) 523-3838.

...2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Illinois College of Optometry, 3240 S. Indiana Ave. Speakers, businesses, and organizations dedicated to improving women’s health and careers will be on...

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council meets the second Thursday of the month at the Hoyne Park field house, 3431 S. Hamilton Ave. This month’s meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 8.

...Institute of Technology will host a career fair on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St. Call (312) 567-5257 or (312) 914-7234. The Chicago Inventors Conference will be held...

...It is held Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mercy is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercychicago.org or call (312) 567-2000...

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District now has permanent drug, vitamin, and supplement disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E 130th St. The Ninth District...

...disposal boxes at 100 E. Erie St.; 6001 W. Pershing Rd. in Cicero, IL; and 400 E 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well...

...in Cicero, IL; and 400 E 130th St. The Ninth District Chicago Police station at 3120 S. Halsted St. has one as well. The MWRD and the police will dispose of unused and expired...

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a financial assistance information night Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m.; an...

The McKinley Park Public Library holds a chess game get together from 3 to 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month at 1915 W. 35th St. The event is free, and all chess skill levels are welcome. Participants must be 14 or older.

The National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini recently held a celebratory Mass in honor of Cabrini’s birthday, with Rev. Ted Plopis as lead celebrant. The shrine is located at 2520 N. Lakeview Ave. Call (773) 360-5752. Log on to

Northerly Island, 1521 S. Lynn White Dr., will host a family camping event from 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, to...

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., will hold an open house for middle school Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m., and for upper (high) school Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. Log on to www.fwparker.org/openhouse.

The Ping Tom Park Advisory Council will meet the Wednesdays of Oct. 5 and Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Louie Field house at 1700 S. Wentworth Ave. For information email pingtomparkadvisorycouncil@gmail.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...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. 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 Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings at 1701 W. 18th Pl. 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 Saturday until 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Gabriel Catholic Church will present Kenned and Carl in concert on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Sauris Auditorium at 4510 S. Wallace St. A dinner precedes the concert at 5:30 p.m.; tickets for both the dinner and concert are $25. Call (773) 268-9595.

St. Therese School, 247 W. 23rd St., will host open houses the Wednesdays of Sept. 14 and Oct. 26 and Thursday, Nov. 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. Call (312) 326-2837.

San Miguel School, 1949 W. 48th St., will host a fundraiser with Jim Peterik of the band Ides of March and World Stage on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St. Log on to www.sanmiguelchicago.org/school-rocks.

San Miguel School, 1949 W. 48th St., will host a fundraiser with Jim Peterik of the band Ides of March and World Stage on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St. Log on to www.sanmiguelchicago.org/school-rocks.

...Tutti I Santi (All Saints Festival), sponsored by the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at...

Students returned to St. Barbara School in August, showing smiling faces. The school is at 2867 S. Throop St.

...created since Ukrainian independence, is on display through Sunday, Nov. 27. The gallery is at 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522 or log on to www.uima-chicago.org...

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the North Coast Music Festival: Summer’s Last Stand, Friday through Sunday, Sept...

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.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: September 2016
    September 3, 2016 By William S. Bike AFRICAN ARTS FESTIVAL The African Festival of the Arts will be held in Washington Park, 51st St. at Cottage Grove Ave., Friday through Monday, Sept. 2 through 5. The park will come alive during Labor Day weekend as a simulated African village.
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Sep 02

Rhymefest takes to airwaves after robbery and rude treatment from police

On Saturday, Rhymefest had just pulled his car over into a parking space on Cottage Grove near 43rd Street to type lyrics into his smartphone when the passenger door suddenly opened, he said. The...

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Rhymefest quickly drove off and went to the Grand Crossing District station at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., the closest station to his home, to report the robbery.

    Rhymefest takes to airwaves after robbery and rude treatment from police
    Over about two hours last weekend, Che Smith found himself confronted with two of the city's most pressing issues - runaway gun violence and dismal relations between Chicago police and residents in some neighborhoods.
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Sep 02

Man critical after Bronzeville shooting

It happened about 3:50 a.m. in the 3600 block of South Rhodes, according to Chicago Police.

    Man critical after Bronzeville shooting
    A 24-year-old man was shot and critically wounded early Friday in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood. It happened about 3:50 a.m. in the 3600 block of South Rhodes, according to Chicago Police. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and leg. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.
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Aug 31

Thursday Letters: Muddy Waters’ home needs facelift

This past weekend I took the opportunity to go see the house myself at 4339 S Lake Park Ave. The morning’s light drizzle fell upon a home in such rough shape that it...

...history on the South Side. A Muddy Waters museum can only be rightfully constructed at 43rd and Lake Park. Yet here we are with a Red X and a measly, bent historical marker on...

    Thursday Letters: Muddy Waters' home needs facelift
    My father-in-law, Tarik, has lived his entire life in and around Istanbul, Turkey. One of his favorite blues artists is Chicago's own Muddy Waters. However, if Tarik ever visited the North Kenwood home where Muddy lived and rehearsed from 1954 through 1974, he'd be sorely disappointed - and sad.
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Aug 31

Rhymefest uses recordings of his ridiculous treatment by Chicago police on ‘Cops N Robbers’

On Monday, two days after Rhymefest was held up at gunpoint at 43rd and Cottage Grove, the rapper released "Cops N Robbers," which details his experience—not just staring down the...

    Rhymefest uses recordings of his ridiculous treatment by Chicago police on 'Cops N Robbers'
    click to enlarge On Monday, two days after Rhymefest was held up at gunpoint at 43rd and Cottage Grove, the rapper released "Cops N Robbers," which details his experience-not just staring down the barrel of a gun, but also struggling to get Chicago police to hear his grievances.
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Aug 31

15 Wounded In Shootings Tuesday Across Chicago

...shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood South Side. He was riding on a bicycle in the 4200 block of South Champlain Avenue when a light-colored van drove by and someone inside began shooting, police said. He...

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...on the South Side. The 23-year-old was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Perry when someone fired shots through the rear windshield, according to Chicago Police. He suffered a...

...Side. Two men and two women were standing in front of a restaurant in the 6800 block of South Ashland when a group of people walked out of a vacant lot nearby and fired shots...

...responding about 9:40 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 5400 block of West Jackson found the teenager suffering from gunshot wounds to the left arm and groin, police said...

...South Side. The men, ages 18 and 25, were standing on a corner in the 7800 block of South Maryland when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot at them, police said. The younger...

...South Side Englewood neighborhood. The teen was walking shortly after 8 p.m. in the 600 block of West 61st Place when a friend he was with pulled out a gun to show him, police said...

Shortly before 8 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while he was standing on a corner in the 4400 block of South Marshfield in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

About 7:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was standing outside in the 5700 block of South Bishop in Englewood when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the right leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...old man were both wounded in a shooting about 7:10 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Lawndale in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The boy was shot...

...19-year-old was walking on the street at 4:47 p.m. in the 200 block of East 70th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the left...

...Monday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the hand and leg in the 2900 block of West Walnut in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was taken to Mount...

    15 Wounded In Shootings Tuesday Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 15 people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across the city's South and West sides. Most recently, a man was grazed by a bullet about 11:10 p.m. in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side.
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Aug 31

NKO Conservation Council to discuss Binny’s expansion

The store will be presented at the council’s Sept. 1 meeting, which will take place at Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave. at 6:30 p.m.

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The North Kenwood Oakland Conservation Council will discuss Binny’s Beverage Depot’s plans to move from its current location into the Lake Park Point Shopping Center, 1314 E. 47th St.

Binny’s, which is currently leasing 3,500 square feet of space in the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1531 E. 53rd St., is looking to lease 11,000 square feet in the Lake Park Point Shopping Center.

    NKO Conservation Council to discuss Binny's expansion
    By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The North Kenwood Oakland Conservation Council will discuss Binny's Beverage Depot's plans to move from its current location into the Lake Park Point Shopping Center, 1314 E. 47th St. Binny's, which is currently leasing 3,500 square feet of space in the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1531 E.
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Aug 31

15 wounded in shootings Tuesday on South, West sides

...shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood South Side. He was riding on a bicycle in the 4200 block of South Champlain Avenue when a light-colored van drove by and someone inside began shooting, police said. He...

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Four people were shot Tuesday night in the 6800 block of South Ashland. | Network Video Productions

...on the South Side. The 23-year-old was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Perry when someone fired shots through the rear windshield, according to Chicago Police. He suffered a...

...responding about 9:40 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 5400 block of West Jackson found the teenager suffering from gunshot wounds to the left arm and groin, police said...

...South Side. The men, ages 18 and 25, were standing on a corner in the 7800 block of South Maryland when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot at them, police said. The younger...

...South Side Englewood neighborhood. The teen was walking shortly after 8 p.m. in the 600 block of West 61st Place when a friend he was with pulled out a gun to show him, police said...

Shortly before 8 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while he was standing on a corner in the 4400 block of South Marshfield in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

About 7:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was standing outside in the 5700 block of South Bishop in Englewood when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the right leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...old man were both wounded in a shooting about 7:10 p.m. in the 1200 block of South Lawndale in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The boy was shot...

...19-year-old was walking on the street at 4:47 p.m. in the 200 block of East 70th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the left...

...Monday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the hand and leg in the 2900 block of West Walnut in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was taken to Mount...

    15 wounded in shootings Tuesday on South, West sides
    At least 15 people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across the city's South and West sides. Most recently, a man was grazed by a bullet about 11:10 p.m. in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. The 23-year-old was sitting in a vehicle in the 7400 block of South Perry when someone fired shots through the rear windshield, according to Chicago Police.
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Aug 30

Man shot in Bronzeville

The 25-year-old was riding on a bicycle at 4:52 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Champlain Avenue when a light-colored van drove by and someone inside began shooting, Chicago Police said.

    Man shot in Bronzeville
    A man was shot Tuesday afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood South Side. The 25-year-old was riding on a bicycle at 4:52 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Champlain Avenue when a light-colored van drove by and someone inside began shooting, Chicago Police said.
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Aug 29

Rhymefest on Being Treated ‘Disgustingly’ by Police Following Robbery

Around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Rhymefest was sitting in his car in the 4300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when an unknown man jumped in, pointed a gun at the rapper’s head, and demanded his wallet, according to Rhymefest and police. Rhymefest gave the man his wallet, and the robber ran off.

    Rhymefest on Being Treated 'Disgustingly' by Police Following Robbery
    By now you might be familiar with the robbery of Chicago rapper and songwriter Che "Rhymefest" Smith on Saturday. But if you're just now catching up, there's a new song by the Oscar and Grammy winner about his mugging and how Chicago police officers treated him "disgustingly" when he tried to file a report.
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Aug 29

Rhymefest releases song about police encounter after being robbed in Chicago

...Grammy- and Oscar-award winning songwriter said he was sitting in his car in the 4300-block of South Cottage Grove at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday when a man jumped into the back seat...

    Rhymefest releases song about police encounter after being robbed
    Two days after Che 'Rhymefest' Smith tweeted about being robbed on the South Side, the Chicago hip hop artist has released a new song about the ordeal. The song, released Monday on SoundCloud and titled #copsNrobbers, includes audio recorded by Smith after the robbery when he reported the incident at the Grand Crossing District police station.
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Aug 29

Rhymefest Says People Glad He Was Robbed, Writes Song About Police Ordeal

...gunpoint Saturday morning when a man in a ski mask jumped in his car at 43rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue and demanded money. His posts on Twitter about his difficulty filing a police report  — because...

    Rhymefest Says People Happy He Was Robbed, Writes Song About Police Ordeal
    HYDE PARK - Che "Rhymefest" Smith said he was surprised how many people told him they were glad he got robbed after he posted online about his experience trying to file a robbery report on Saturday.
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Aug 29

Officer In Rhymefest Robbery Run-In Will Be Disciplined, Rahm Emanuel Says

The hip hop artist said on Twitter that at 7:30 a.m. Saturday he was sitting in his car at 43rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue when a man got inside, pointed a gun at his head and demanded his wallet.

    Officer In Rhymefest Robbery Run-In Will Be Disciplined, Rahm Emanuel Says
    CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a Chicago Police officer didn't act appropriately when dealing with Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest after he was robbed this weekend and will be disciplined. Che "Rhymefest" Smith tweeted that he had a gun put to his head early Saturday, and then was treated "disgustingly" by a Chicago police officer when he tried to file a report.
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Aug 29

Lost Dogs Illinois with Cindy Marie.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL (block of 3900 S Michigan Ave) Female Pit Bull Terrier CONTACT priss326@yahoo.com Phone: (773) 636-3245 to identify. This...

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    Lost Dogs Illinois. 116,881 likes · 11,908 talking about this. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable...
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Aug 29

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo to the a...

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL (block of 3900 S Michigan Ave) Female Pit Bull Terrier CONTACT priss326@yahoo.com Phone: (773) 636-3245 to identify. This...

    Lost Dogs Illinois - Timeline | Facebook
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 116,881 likes · 11,908 talking about this. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable...
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Aug 28

64-year-old woman reported missing from Chatham

Willa “Jeanie” Rollins was last seen Friday near the 7900 block of South Vernon, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She was previously located at a church in the 4600 block of South King Drive.

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Willa “Jeanie” Rollins was last seen Friday near the 7900 block of South Vernon, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She was previously located at a church in the 4600 block of South King Drive.

    64-year-old woman reported missing from Chatham
    A 64-year-old woman was reported missing Sunday from the South Side Chatham neighborhood. Willa "Jeanie" Rollins was last seen Friday near the 7900 block of South Vernon, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She was previously located at a church in the 4600 block of South King Drive.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 28

Rhymefest's tweets prompt police apology

...crime. At about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Smith was sitting in his car at East 43rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue on the city's South Side when someone got into his car and put a...

    Rhymefest's tweets prompt police apology
    Chicago hip hop artist Che 'Rhymefest' Smith was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday in Chicago, according to his Twitter account. In a series of tweets which recounted the incident, Smith - who lives in Chicago - said: "You were gonna shoot me in the face for a wallet, I had the power to give you a job!"
    http://abc7chicago.com

Aug 28

Rhymefest robbed at gunpoint in Chicago, tweets about it

...crime.At about 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Smith was sitting in his car at East 43rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue on the city's South Side when someone got into his car and put a...

    Rhymefest robbed at gunpoint in Chicago, tweets about it
    Chicago hip hop artist Che 'Rhymefest' Smith was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday in Chicago, according to his Twitter account. In a series of tweets which recounted the incident, Smith - who lives in Chicago - said: "You were gonna shoot me in the face for a wallet, I had the power to give you a job!"
    http://abc7chicago.com

Aug 28

Rhymefest Robbed at Gunpoint, Then Spurned by Chicago Police

An armed man in a mask got into his car at 7:30 a.m. at 43rd Street and Cottage Grove, demanded his wallet and ran off after Smith complied.

    Rhymefest Robbed at Gunpoint, Then Spurned by Chicago Police
    CHICAGO, IL - A songwriter with a Grammy and a Golden Globe to his credit was robbed at gunpoint Saturday in Chicago, and he couldn't get the police to take his report. Not only could Che "Rhymefest" Smith not get police to hear him out, the rapper says he was treated "disgustingly" and tossed out of the station.
    http://patch.com

Aug 27

Rhymefest robbed at gunpoint in Chicago, tweets about it

...a job!"At about 7:30 a.m., Smith was sitting in his car at East 43rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue on the city's South Side when someone got into his car, put a gun...

    Rhymefest robbed at gunpoint in Chicago, tweets about it
    Chicago hip hop artist Che 'Rhymefest' Smith was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday in Chicago, according to his Twitter account. In a series of tweets which recounted the incident, Smith - who lives in the Chatham neighborhood - said "You were gonna shoot me in the face for a wallet, I had the power to give you a job!"
    http://abc7chicago.com

Aug 27

Grammy-Winner Rhymefest Says He Was Robbed At Gunpoint In Grand Boulevard

The hip hop artist said on Twitter that at 7:30 a.m. he was sitting in his car at 43rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue when a man got inside, pointed a gun at his head and demanded his wallet.

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    Grammy-Winner Rhymefest Says He Was Robbed At Gunpoint In Grand Boulevard
    CHICAGO - Grammy-winning musician Che "Rhymefest" Smith said he was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday in Chicago. The hip hop artist said on Twitter that at 7:30 a.m. he was sitting in his car at 43rd Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue when a man got inside, pointed a gun at his head and demanded his wallet.
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Aug 27

Chicago Hip Hop Artist ‘Rhymefest’ Robbed At Gunpoint

CHICAGO (CBS) — American hip hop artist, philanthropist, and politician, Che Smith, otherwise known as Rhymefest, was robbed Saturday morning, around 7:30 a.m. at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

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333 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, 41.8773933, -87.6256477

    Chicago Hip Hop Artist 'Rhymefest' Robbed At Gunpoint
    CHICAGO (CBS) - American hip hop artist, philanthropist, and politician, Che Smith, otherwise known as Rhymefest, was robbed Saturday morning, around 7:30 a.m. at 43rd and Cottage Grove. Rhymefest, who resides in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood, drove to his local police station to report the robbery.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Aug 27

John Hudson Sr., church musician from musical family, dead at 72

...minister of music for 40 years at Pleasant Gift Missionary Baptist church. The church at 4526 S. Greenwood Ave. was founded by his Mississippi family and became a destination for African-Americans moving to...

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...sold insurance in Chatham for American General. He also sold shoes at Hobson’s at 47th Street and Prairie Avenue, where he outfitted singers including Lou Rawls, who started out doing gospel with Sam Cooke...

Together, they operated Hudson Funeral Home, 8745 S. Commercial Ave. In 2008, after the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s nephew, mother and brother, John and Dorothy Hudson handled the funeral arrangements.

...Visitation is planned from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., with the funeral there at 11 a.m. Mr. Hudson will be buried in a...

    John Hudson Sr., church musician from musical family, dead at 72
    John Howard Hudson Sr. - a church musician, deacon and funeral director - tried to make it to all of his family's birthdays, baptisms, weddings, proms and graduations. That wasn't easy to do with a clan that includes a wife, three sons, three grandchildren, eight brothers and sisters and 50 to 60 nieces and nephews.
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Aug 26

Dolton man charged with string of Hammond armed robberies

White is accused of robbing the Subway restaurant at 4538 Calumet Ave. in Hammond several times, according to court records. In the first robbery on Dec. 20...

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He robbed the same Subway again on Dec. 22, 2015, and on Jan. 20 and April 30, 2016, prosecutors said. He also robbed another Subway at 7518 Calumet Avenue in Hammond on Jan. 30.

White also attempted to rob a Dunkin Donuts at 7306 Calumet Ave. in Hammond on March 12, according to prosecutors. He entered the store wearing a hoodie...

    Dolton man charged with string of Hammond armed robberies
    A south suburban man has been charged with multiple armed robberies since December at Subway and Dunkin Donuts locations in northwest Indiana. Jamal Marco White, 26, has been charged with five felony counts of armed robbery and one felony count of attempted armed robbery, according to a criminal information filed in the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 19

Updated Aug 20

43rd Street Edition of Bronzeville Summer Nights Business and Gallery Spotlight

Honey 1bbq, located at 746 E. 43rd St., is what some fans call “the best barbecue on the South Side.” Known for its quick service and affordable prices as well as its acclaimed rib tips, the spot is new to Bronzeville, coming from Bucktown just last year.

Small Shop Cycles & Service, at 4250 S. Cottage Grove, is the epitome of your friendly neighborhood bike shop. It serves Bronzeville and Kenwood, both selling and servicing bicycles Wednesday through Monday.

New Age Chicago Furniture Co. is located at 4238 S. Cottage Grove. The fourth generation family operated furniture prides itself on its quality furniture, low prices, and friendly service.

Some Like It Black one of the newest additions to the Bronzeville business community. Located at 4259 S Cottage Grove Ave, the creative arts bar moved from a South Loop location and has added a café with 100% organic, non-GMO food and drinks.

Fort Smith Designer and Clothing Boutique is located at 1007 E. 43rd St. The boutique sells clothing and jewelry decorated with wood beads, plated parts, Austrian crystals, shells, and other one-of-a-kind treasures.

Café on the Grove is a neighborhood-focused cafe with fresh, homemade cuisine. Located at 4317 S. Cottage Grove, it offers an array of healthy breakfast and lunch options seven days a week.

RocNStyles Beauty Loft is a salon located at 1009 E. 43rd St. Master stylist and the salon owner Roxanne Dunigan is not only a “weave guru,” but also an expert in working with natural hair.

Norman’s Bistro is at 1001 E. 43rd St. and offers an American Creole Cuisine with a Brazilian Flair. The restaurant is open five days a week with dinner service starting at 3:00 p.m.

Located at 4321 S Cottage Grove Ave, the Connection is an event facility located in Bronzeville.

Blanc Gallery, located at 4445 South King Drive, is now showcasing Retracing the Steps Before, which is the third installment of artists David...

Faie African Art, located at 1005 E. 43rd St, showcases outstanding pieces from the Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern Regions of Africa.

South Side Community Art Center is located at 3831 S. Michigan Ave. Its mission is to preserve, conserve, and promote the legacy and future of African-American art and artists while educating the community on the value of art and culture.

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Bronzeville Artist Lofts at 436 E. 47th St. is an artist live-work space is situated in the heart of the neighborhood.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center is located at 1060 E. 47th St. It is a nonprofit serving youth in the Kenwood/Oakland, Woodlawn, and Bronzeville neighborhoods that has curriculum and services for adults and families.

    43rd Street Edition of Bronzeville Summer Nights Business and Gallery Spotlight
    The 43 rd Street edition of Bronzeville Summer Nights comes to the neighborhood Aug. 20. with trolley rides, in-store specials, and live entertainment. Bronzeville Summer Nights is a new collaboration built on years of combining Bronzeville Nights and Bronzeville Trolley Tours.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Martin Pedersen Lee, I think the problem here might be more in the breathless, thin coverage of the work. Iris Ferguson wrote a piece for Common Edge Collaborative that uses some of the same language you used in your criticism. http://commonedge.org/the-principles-of-ethical.../ Not sure you guys are too far apart in overall philosphy.

    The Principles of Ethical Redevelopment
    Artist Theaster Gates and the University of Chicago's Place Lab look for equitable alternatives to gentrification.
    COMMONEDGE.ORG|BY ISIS FERGUSON
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    How does the 9 principles of ETHICAL REDEVELOPMENT created by the University of Chicago, apply to the bottom up authentic African American economic and cultural development of the historic Bronzeville community and the broader south lakefront region of Chicago?

Aug 19

Over 100 arrested in raids targeting gangs across Chicago

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    Over 100 arrested in raids targeting gangs across Chicago
    CHICAGO - Chicago police made 100 felony arrests during one of the largest raids in recent years, targeting more than a dozen gangs across the city, officials said. Coming after a six-weeks-long investigation, the raids began early Thursday morning in the busiest police districts across the city, encompassing a majority of CPD's 22 districts.
    http://wgntv.com

Aug 17

The Great Migration In Three Movements Exhibit Starts in Bronzeville

Below is a list of upcoming events happening at Blanc Gallery (4445 S. King Drive) during the exhibit.

    The Great Migration In Three Movements Exhibit Starts in Bronzeville
    Blanc Gallery announces the start of The Great Migration In Three Movements exhibit by David Anthony Geary, curated by Stephen L. Carter of Black Butterfly. Below is a list of upcoming events happening at Blanc Gallery (4445 S. King Drive) during the exhibit.
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Aug 16

Three teens shot in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood

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...city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of E. 48th Street. Police say the three teens were walking when an man in a white T-shirt...

    Three teens shot in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood
    CHICAGO -- Three teenagers were shot while walking through an alley in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of E. 48th Street. Police say the three teens were walking when an man in a white T-shirt started shooting at them.
    http://wgntv.com

Aug 14

Bud Billiken Parade marches on without South Shore Drill Team

“It’s like one big family reunion,” said Barrington Reynolds, 50, who got there at 4:30 a.m. to stake out a choice location for his tent on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive at East 43rd Street — a spot his family has claimed for the last 10 Billiken parades.

    Bud Billiken Parade marches on without South Shore Drill Team
    The Bud Billiken Parade marched onward Saturday without one of its biggest draws - the South Shore Drill Team. But the 87th edition of the annual Bronzeville back-to-school parade still had its biggest attraction - tradition. "It's like one big family reunion," said Barrington Reynolds, 50, who got there at 4:30 a.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 13

Updated Aug 13

South Shore Drill Team To Host Their Own Parade After Exiting Bud Billiken

The Bud Billiken Parade begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at 39th and King Drive and heads southbound along King, ending at Ellsworth Drive, where a big picnic in Washington Park takes place.

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Held at the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. at 10 a.m. Saturday, the South Shore Drill team promises to "showcase all of our youth not just half" during the event, according to a post on Facebook.

    South Shore Drill Team To Host Their Own Parade After Exiting Bud Billiken
    BRONZEVILLE - After deciding not to participate in the Bud Billiken Parade this year, the South Shore Drill Team has decided to host their own parade instead Saturday. Held at the Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave. at 10 a.m.
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Aug 12

Bit Bash, Comedy Nerd Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend

The Bud Billiken Parade kicks off at King and Oakwood on Sat 8/13.

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...Kinsey Institute Collection," a new exhibition at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N. Milwaukee). Works collected by notorious sex historian and professor Alfred Kinsey constitute this extensive compilation of...

Fri 8/12-Sat 8/13: For $35, you can stuff yourself with all the Italian pizza you want, and more this weekend at Eataly's All You Can Pizza event (43 E. Ohio). A new batch of fresh pizzas will be baked by the hour to keep crowds content and stomachs satiated. 5, 6, 7, and 8 PM

...Trekkies, Potterheads, bookworms, and comedy geeks convene at Chicago Comedy Nerd Fest at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont). Highlights include performances from Team Starkid and Jackson Bird on Friday, improv performances inspired by...

...Esteban, Orishas, Elvis Crespo, India, and Albita Rodriguez headline at Riis Park's Festival Cubano (6100 W. Fullerton Ave) this weekend. The Caribbean cultural carnival also boasts a classic car shoe, cigar rolling, Cuban...

Sat 8/13: It's all fun and games at Bit Bash, Chicago's alternative games festival. Organizers from the altruistic Indie City Collective have transformed a Fulton Market warehouse (1215 W. Fulton) into a giant arcade and gamer's wonderland, showcasing over 50 international games. 2-10 PM

    Bit Bash, Comedy Nerd Fest, and more things to do in Chicago this weekend
    There are almost too many events to pick from in Chicago this weekend, but these are the ones that top the Reader'slist: 8/12-10/2: Revel in the risqué at "Private Eyes: Selected Artwork From the Kinsey Institute Collection," a new exhibition at Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (756 N.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

Aug 10

The Five Best Things to Do in Chicago This Week

8/13 at 9 a.m. Free. King and Oakwood. budbillikenparade.org

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8/12–9/10. $26–$28. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. stage773.com

8/12–14. $5–$60. Riis Park, 6100 W. Fullerton. thecubanfestival.com

8/12–14. $7–$15. Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee. ginzaholiday.com

8/12–9/24. Free. Spudnik Press Cooperative, 1821 W. Hubbard. spudnikpress.org

    The Five Best Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, August 10 through August 16, 2016 Theater: Consider Bette Midler impersonator Caitlin Jackson the next best thing to the real Divine Miss M. In this re-creation of Midler's cabaret act at New York's Continental Baths-which also launched the career of young accompanist Barry Manilow-Jackson nails the singer's sassy, brassy persona.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

South Shore Drill Team Won’t Perform In Bud Billiken Parade

The parade begins at 39th and King Drive and moves south along King Drive to Ellsworth Drive, disbanding in Washington Park, for a big picnic.

    South Shore Drill Team Won't Perform In Bud Billiken Parade
    CHICAGO (CBS) - One of the most popular performing groups in the annual Bud Billiken Parade will not be on King Drive this year, because of new rules limiting the number of marchers. Last year, the South Shore Drill Team celebrated its 35th anniversary with 169 drill team members, plus a few dozen parent volunteers and drill team staffers marching alongside.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Aug 10

South Shore Drill Team Pulls Out Of Annual Bud Billiken Parade

The parade begins at 39th and King Drive and heads southbound along King, ending at Ellsworth Drive, where a big picnic in Washington Park takes place.

    South Shore Drill Team Pulls Out Of Annual Bud Billiken Parade
    SOUTH SHORE - New rules this year for the Bud Billiken parade have led the South Shore Drill team to pull out, officials said. The Chicago Defender Charities oversees the annual back-to-school parade, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, an hour earlier than in years past.
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