8 hours ago

Small Business Resource Fair

4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Small Business Resource Fair - Quad Communities Development Corporation
    http://www.qcdc.org

26 hours ago

South Side peace effort meeting

Residents of the Hyde Park, Kenwood and Woodlawn neighborhoods are invited to an anti-violence informational at the Grant Memorial Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., on Tuesday, May 31, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

    South Side peace effort meeting
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Residents of the Hyde Park, Kenwood and Woodlawn neighborhoods are invited to an anti-violence informational at the Grant Memorial Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., on Tuesday, May 31, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
    http://hpherald.com

5 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

5 Dead, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Two teenagers were shot in the 4600 block of S Cottage Grove in the Bronzeville neighborhood at 9:55 p.m., police said. An 18-year-old...

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At 7:10 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 5100 block of W Division in North Austin, according to police. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the right foot. Authorities said he was not cooperating with investigators.

In the 12300 block of S Wentworth in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was outside at 8 p...

...were sitting in a parked sedan inside the lot of a gas station in the 300 block of S Cicero in Austin. According to police, a dark SUV pulled up and someone inside the car...

At 12:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of N Laramie in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was walking on...

A 23-year-old man was driving southbound in the 4300 block of S State St in the Bronzeville neighborhood at 12:35 a.m. when occupants of a black SUV...

Just before 2 a.m., a 24-year-old man was driving eastbound in the 2700 block of W North Ave in Humboldt Park when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. Authorities said he...

...m., according to police. Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 7900 block of S Ellis and discovered a man with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arms in the back...

A 33-year-old man was standing on the corner in the 900 block of N Homan in Humboldt Park at 6:53 a.m. when an unknown offender in a gray vehicle fired shots before fleeing. The victim was hit once in the buttocks, police said, and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

At 4:36 a.m., a 21-year-old man was outside in the 3600 block of W 13th St in the Lawndale neighborhood when an unknown offender drove up and fired shots, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

At 6:10 p.m. in the 6600 block of S Champlain Ave in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, a 28-year-old female told police she was about to cross the street when she heard shots and felt pain. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where her condition was stabilized.

In the 1000 block of W 92nd in the Brainerd neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was walking at 6:16 p.m. A green car drove past, police said, and fired shots. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

Three people were shot in the 4300 block of W Hirsch St in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood at 7:02 p.m. They were standing outside...

A 26-year-old man is dead after a shooting in the 7000 block of S Carpenter Blvd in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, police said. He was walking at 7:28 p.m...

At 7:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man was in a parked car at 115th St and S Stewart Ave in the West Pullman neighborhood when someone in a dark-colored SUV behind him fired shots. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the back and chest.

Another shooting occurred in the 1600 block of W 89th St in the Gresham neighborhood at 7:38 p.m. Fire officials said a 40-year-old woman was critically wounded, and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but police did not have further details about the shooting.

...in the Englewood neighborhood, according to police. They were standing in the street in the 6300 block of S Normal Blvd when they heard shots from an unknown direction and felt pain, police said. A 27...

...condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the back, and took himself to 7800 S Throop, where he was then taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was listed in critical...

...50 p.m., a 27-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 500 block of S Cicero Ave in the South Austin neighborhood when a vehicle approached him, and two men exited the...

...old man and a 37-year-old woman were sitting in a car in the 3900 block of W Grenshaw St when a man walked up and opened fire, according to police. The woman was taken...

Three men were standing on the corner of 5100 W Madison in the South Austin neighborhood at 2:45 a.m. when they heard shots and...

At 4:08 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was standing outside in the 4100 block of W Adams St in West Garfield Park when a man approached and opened fire. She showed up at St Anthony Hospital with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and arm and was listed in stable condition.

At 6:30 a.m., a man was in the 3100 block of W Division St in Humboldt Park when he was shot by an occupant in a white cargo van driving by. He took himself to Presence St Mary in stable condition with a graze wound to the leg, according to police. 

At 10 a.m. in the 3000 block of W 59th St in the Gage Park neighborhood, a 17-year-old boy sustained gunshot wounds to the left leg and was taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition, according to police. Further details were not immediately available. 

Around the same time, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 3600 block of W Lexington in the Homan Square neighborhood, police said. He self-transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the buttocks, according to police. 

A 20-year-old man was walking down the street in the 6900 block of S Wabash in the Park Manor neighborhood at 4 p.m., according to police. A dark-colored...

    5 Dead, 32 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
    At least five people are dead and 32 others wounded over the course of another violent weekend in Chicago. Of those shootings, 1 person was killed and 7 others wounded in just 90 minutes on Saturday night. The first fatal shooting of the weekend occurred around 4 p.m.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

  • Debra Adams 1Woodlawn Leader in Northeast Quadrant

    Apologetics is the more fitting word. (smile)

  • There was a time when I was offended at the idea of people leaving money to care for animals when there were so many people in need. But I have learned that we are all stewards and we all have our different lots in life and that those people were being obedient stewarts. What I needed to do was realize my calling and be obedient to that. I'm not saying that I am prayer warrior but I am thankful for those who are.

35 hours ago

Galleries

...the first black art museum in the U.S., and its founders graduated from SAIC). 3831 S. Michigan. sscartcenter.org

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...evocative tale of love and war is populated with Brotman’s characters and narrative shapes. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/adgallery

Through 6/25 Barron Storey has drawn cover art for Time and National Geographic, but his gallery work is made in the tradition of graphic novels—think abstract narratives and broad brushstrokes—as if paint could take on the powers of a radioactive villain. 8 S. Michigan. bertgreenfineart.com

...and icebergs as well as moody mists reminiscent of British romanticist J.M.W. Turner. 835 W. Washington. secristgallery.com

...station). Dramatically lit as if on theater sets, common folks transform into kings and queens. 300 W. Superior. edelmangallery.com

Through 6/13 Life Reflected. Hyperrealist Jeanette Pasin Sloan masters the art of painting reflective surfaces, such as silver goblets and chrome barware—a near-impossible technical feat. 5415 W. Higgins. edpaschkeartcenter.org

6/24–7/24 French photographer and sculptor Julie Escoffier turns her attention to the invention of photography and the concurrent birth of paleontology,. The creative investigation results in an enigmatic puzzle of images and objects. 901 N. Damen. efrainlopezgallery.com

...by the façades of Chicago, Otto’s structures delight in geometric order and imagination. 2381 N. Milwaukee. galerief.com

...sculptural forms. Rarely on view, her whimsical works are united for a memorial survey exhibit. 215 W. Superior. jeanalbano-artgallery.com

6/25–8/13 Joseph Noderer. For his sixth solo exhibit at the gallery, Noderer keeps his eye and paintbrush on the back country of his Texas home, affording luscious strokes of weed-green and brilliantly scrawled beards. 327 N. Aberdeen. lindawarrenprojects.com

Through 6/25 Mudroom. Austen Brown continues research into North Dakota’s Bakken Formation and its 40,000 miners. Brown displays video, audio, and sculptural artifacts to reveal the values at stake in domestic oil extraction. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

6/4–7/16 Garden Show. This exhibit questions the nature of urban parks. Do they really provide a public benefit, or are they stained by dirty histories of land use and pollution? 2216 W. Chicago. regardsgallery.com

...of dog bones, mimicking the architectural decorations of an Armenian artisan and his Turkish apprentice. 118 N. Peoria. rhoffmangallery.com

...beautiful pieces reference the artist’s experience growing up in postwar Poland under Soviet control. 875 N. Michigan. richardgraygallery.com

...they recast the neighborhood gallery as a social event space where art objects spur dialogue. 1224 W. Loyola. romansusan.org

Through 6/18 Hand of Mouth. This exhibit pairs Chicago painters Ron Ewert and Erin Washington for their shared approach to image-making and presents disparate cultural emblems, such as bodybuilders and ouroboros, as future ruins. 1034 N. Milwaukee. rootsandculturecac.org

...caressing delicate linework out of black plaster and using textures intended to tickle the mind. 2021 S. Wabash. shanecampbellgallery.com

...redevelopment makes collages in which he cuts up and remixes buildings to create urban sculptures. 845 W. Washington. westernexhibitions.com This article appears in the June 2016 issue of Chicago magazine. Subscribe to...

    The Best Art Galleries in June
    6/24-7/23 As Our Story Opens. Judith Brotman stitched a drawing on every single page of Homer's ancient epic poem The Odyssey, her threads pulling out monsters and morphological abstractions from the text. Here, the evocative tale of love and war is populated with Brotman's characters and narrative shapes. 619 S.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

36 hours ago

Quad Aims To Raise $100,000 For Inner-City Development

Headquartered at 4210 South Berkeley Avenue, QCDC earned the 2015 Chicago Neighborhood Development Award for Outstanding For-Profit Neighborhood Real Estate Project.

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...m. to 9 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 East 60th Street in Chicago. Officials of QCDC are seeking to enhance finances for their 2016-2017 programs...

    Quad Aims To Raise $100,000 For Inner-City Development
    "Quad Communities Development Corporation Credited for Local Walmart Aims to Raise $100,000 to Continue Inner-city Development with a June 16 Ceremony to Honor Business, Political Trailblazers" edited by Kai EL' Zabar Quad Communities Development Corporation, the group that helped launch the $46 million Shops and Lofts at 47 project and Bronzeville's first Walmart, is seeking to raise at least $100,000 with its upcoming "A Celebration of Community Revitalization" event to support its business and education programs. The Southside organization's inaugural fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, June 16, from 6 p.m.
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3 days ago

Summertime CHI Edition: Hot Cool and Dope Picks

Norm’s Bistro –1003 E. 43rd St.

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 Yusho –1301 E. 53rd St.

 Mr. Brown’s Lounge –2301 W. Chicago Ave.

 90 Miles Cuban Café- 2540 W. Armitage

Reggie’s Rock Club –2109 S. State St.

Columbus Park’s Refectory – 5701 W. Jackson Ave. and Seward Park – 375 W. Elm St.

Columbus Park’s Refectory – 5701 W. Jackson Ave. and Seward Park – 375 W. Elm St.

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6 days ago

1 Killed, 20 Wounded In Shootings Since Saturday Morning: Police

• Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old man was standing in an alley in the 4600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in Bronzeville when a man walked up and shot at him, police said.

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• Most recently, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, a 25-year-old woman was standing in the 4100 block of West Adams Street in West Garfield Park when a man walked up and shot at her, according to Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

• At 2:45 a.m., Lemmon said, three men were standing in the 5100 block of West Madison Street in Austin when they heard gunshots and felt pain. 

• About five minutes earlier, Lemmon said, a 37-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were sitting in a car in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street when a man walked up and shot at them.

• Around 11:50 p.m. Saturday night, a 27-year-old man was walking in an alley in the 500 block of South Cicero Avenue in Austin when two people jumped out of a nearby car and shot at him, Lemmon said. 

• Around 7:40 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 1600 block of West 89th Street in Auburn Gresham, police said. There, they found a 26-year-old woman with a gunshot wound in her head in the second floor landing of an apartment building.

• About 10 minutes earlier, a 19-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 11500 block of South Stewart Avenue in West Pullman when a dark-colored SUV pulled up behind him and someone inside fired shots, police said.

• Around 6:15 p.m., police said, a 20-year-old man was walking westbound in the 1000 block of West 92nd Street in Washington Heights when he heard three gunshots and saw a green sedan pass by.

• About five minutes earlier, a 28-year-old woman was about to cross the street in the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue in Woodlawn when she heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

• At 4:35 p.m., a 21-year-old man was standing in the 3600 block of West 13th Street in North Lawndale when someone shot at him from a passing car, police said.

    1 Killed, 20 Wounded In Shootings Since Saturday Morning: Police
    CHICAGO - Shootings on the South and West Side left a man dead and 20 other people wounded, five critically, between Saturday and Sunday mornings, police said. * A 26-year-old man died after being shot around 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Englewood. * About an hour later, three other men were shot in Englewood, one of whom was critically wounded.
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May 20

Updated May 20

Innocent Woman Killed Outside Starbucks Near Chicago Police Headquarters

The incident happened shortly after police announced the arrests of 140 people in a major gang crackdown. Johnson announced the arrests at a press conference at police headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

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The shooting occurred in the 3500 block of South State Street outside a Starbucks shortly after 4 p.m., according to police.

    'Innocent' Woman Killed Outside Starbucks Near Chicago Police Headquarters
    CHICAGO - Minutes after the police superintendent announced a major push to curb surging violence, a woman was shot dead and a man was injured just blocks from Chicago Police headquarters, authorities said. The shooting occurred in the 3500 block of South State Street outside a Starbucks shortly after 4 p.m., according to police.
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  • You got these punk-a** cowards running around with guns. They don't walk up to their attended target like real gangsters. They shoot in the vicinity of hoping that their target catches one. But they will put their guns into the face of innocent victims. Punk-a** cowards.

May 20

The best things to do in Chicago for August 2016

The nation's oldest and largest African-American parade puts Chicago youth front and center, along with bands, drill teams, marching units, and floats. A picnic follows. Sat 8/13, King and Oakwood, budbillikenparade.org.

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A celebration of the Chicago dog and Vienna Beef featuring bites from local vendors along with live music from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. 8/5-8/7: Fri-Sat 11 AM-9 PM, Sun 11 AM-8 PM, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark, 312-642-4600, chicagohotdogfest.com. Free

Vince DeSantiago curates a Chicago-themed photography show. 8/5-8/14, Galerie F, 2381 N. Milwaukee, 773-819-9200, galerief.com.

A re-creation of a portion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1966 march to Marquette Park against housing segregation, during which King and his followers faced thousands of violent protesters. Sat 8/6, Marquette Park, 6734 S. Kedzie, 312-747-6469, mlkmemorialchicago.org, $25.

Talk about supergroups! Neko Case, K.D. Lang, and Laura Veirs perform songs from their new collaborative album. Sat 8/7, 7:30 PM, Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State, thechicagotheatre.com, $29.50-$60.

A celebration of all things dorky and funny including Improvised Star Trek, the Geek Show, and more. 8/11-8/14, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 773-327-5252, stage773.com/CNCFShows, $13, $40-$60 for day pass, $100 for all-festival pass.

Commemorate Japanese culture with traditional food and drink, taiko drumming, Japanese folk dancing, and more. 8/12-8/14: Fri 5:30-9 PM, Sat 11:30 AM-9 PM, Sun 11:30 AM-5 PM, Midwest Buddhist Temple, 435 W. Menomonee, 312-943-7801, ginzaholiday.com, $7.

    The best things to do in Chicago for August 2016
    The Founder In this biopic of Ray Kroc, Michael Keaton stars as the late Oak Park-born businessman who turned McDonald's into the fast-food giant we know today. Opens Fri 8/5. Florence Foster Jenkins Meryl Streep goes for another little gold man in this biopic about a New York socialite who chases after her operatic dreams. Opens Fri 8/12.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

May 19

South Side Community Art Center Presents 51st Annual Art Auction

The center, located at 3831 S. Michigan, is one of the last surviving art centers of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The...

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...May 21, 2016 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) MacLean Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Monies raised at the auction enables the SSCAC...

    South Side Community Art Center Presents 51st Annual Art Auction
    By Chlee Hunter Chicago Defender Contributing Reporter It's that time of year again! The perfect time for serious art collectors, burgeoning art collectors and those who want to invest in the history of Black Chicago to gather. The historic South Side Community Art Center presents their 51 st Annual Art Auction.
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May 18

Trauma Care Coalition hosts town hall meeting

The meeting will take place from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

    Trauma Care Coalition hosts town hall meeting
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As the University of Chicago (U. of C.) moves forward with its healthcare expansion plan, trauma center activists are continuing the fight to assure that the university's proposal truly embraces the surrounding communities.
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May 18

1 Killed, 11 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

Another South Side shooting happened just before 7 p.m. in Bronzeville, where a 28-year-old man was shot in the right foot in the 600 block of East Bowen, police said. He took himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

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A 38-year-old man was walking in the 1300 block of North Pulaski when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the chest, police said.

A 42-year-old man was shot in the right ankle while running away from two people who got out of a dark car and opened fire in Little Village’s 2100 block of South Fairfield about 9 p.m. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 8:20 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.He was getting into a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Washtenaw when someone walked up and shot him repeatedly, police said. He was critical at Mount Sinai.

Five minutes earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot in the left knee in the 8900 block of South Parnell in Auburn Gresham and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

Tuesday afternoon, a 21-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3100 block of West Polk about 1:45 p.m. in East Garfield Park and taken to Stroger in good condition.

In the morning, two people walked up to an 18-year-old man in the 6200 block of South Kimbark in Woodlawn and one of them shot him in the calf. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition after the 9:30 a.m. shooting, police said.

Early Tuesday, a 19-year-old man heard shots and realized he’d been hit in the knee while walking with a friend about 3:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Komensky in the West Lawn neighborhood, police said. He took himself to Christ Medical Center in good condition.

An hour before that, someone shot a 35-year-old man standing outside in the 2100 block of West Adams on the Near West Side. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

At 1:03 a.m., an 18-year-old man riding in a car in the 4500 block of South Wolcott in Back of the Yards was then taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition after being shot in the right shoulder.

Less than 10 minutes earlier, officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 2700 block of North Hoyne found a 24-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in the back yard of a North Side home, police said. He was listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The day’s first shooting was reported at 12:40 a.m. in South Shore. A 23-year-old man walking in the 2000 block of East 71st Street was shot in the foot by someone in a passing SUV, police said. He later walked in to Jackson Park Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

    1 Killed, 11 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - A man was killed and at least 11 more people were wounded in shootings across the city on Tuesday, according to Chicago Police. The homicide happened about 9:30 p.m. in Humboldt Park on the West Side.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 11

Updated May 18

Lucas Museum: How Does It Benefit The Black Community?

As a new Mariano’s market is being completed on 39th and King Drive, the cultural facelift is evident with more non-Blacks moving further South into the Oakwood and Bronzeville communities.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    I had hoped the senseless shooting of 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 would wake up black girls.

    Martin was killed after a Facebook fight over a boy. The alleged shooter is awaiting trial.

    No boy is ever worth fighting over. As any grown woman would tell you, a couple of...

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    I had hoped the senseless shooting of 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 would wake up black girls.

    Martin was killed after a Facebook fight over a boy. The alleged shooter is awaiting trial.

    No boy is ever worth fighting over. As any grown woman would tell you, a couple of years down the road, neither of these teens would have cared.

    While a suspect will surely be arrested for Dansberry’s murder, it is egregious that a large crowd gathered to watch the mayhem but no one intervened to stop the violence.

    It is likely to turn out that Dansberry was killed over something trivial.

    It is not just the gun that is killing African-American youth.

    It is an absence of concern.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Dear Mary Mitchell, from an authentic cultural heritage tourism perspective, the "low end" was located north of 47th Street and even earlier in the Great Migration confined geographic and ecological experience, the low end was considered north of 35th Street, where I had some upwardly mobile friends who lived in...

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    Dear Mary Mitchell, from an authentic cultural heritage tourism perspective, the "low end" was located north of 47th Street and even earlier in the Great Migration confined geographic and ecological experience, the low end was considered north of 35th Street, where I had some upwardly mobile friends who lived in the GAP, who would get insulted as did the so-called Lake Meadows residents also would get bent out of joint, when Ida B. Wells public housing residents included their community to be part of the low end!!!

    Parkway Gardens affordable, cooperative housing development project which was built by people associated with the Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company, was geographically located in the southern end of the "Black Belt" in the historic Washington Park section of Bronzeville!

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May 18

Future students excited for Dyett’s art programs

On Thursday, May 12, Dyett Principal Beulah McLoyd held an evening mixer for incoming students and their families at the Blanc Gallery, 4445 S. Martin Luther King Dr. This was not the first time that McLoyd has met some of her future students, even knowing some of their names already.

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Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., is preparing to open its doors to students after a year of being closed, this time as an arts-based school.

Taylor, who currently goes to Beethoven Elementary School, 25 W. 47th St., one of the feeder schools for Dyett, said that Dyett was her number one choice by far.

    Future students excited for Dyett's art programs
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., is preparing to open its doors to students after a year of being closed, this time as an arts-based school. On Thursday, May 12, Dyett Principal Beulah McLoyd held an evening mixer for incoming students and their families at the Blanc Gallery, 4445 S.
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May 18

CMJ alumni reunion

This year, the reunion takes place on July 16 with a dinner at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., at 6 p.m. and a picnic on July 17 at Promontory Point, 5491 S. Shore Dr., at 1 p.m.

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The Hyde Park YMCA, formerly located at 1400 E. 53rd St., ran Camp Martin for 54 years up until it closed in 1980. During that time, thousands of campers ages 7 to 14 made the 350 mile trek by school bus from Hyde Park to the Michigan-based lakefront summer camp.

    CMJ alumni reunion
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For many people, their childhood experiences shaped who they are as a person for the rest of their lives, and for a lot of Hyde Park natives, that childhood experience was Camp Martin Johnson (CMJ). The Hyde Park YMCA, formerly located at 1400 E.
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May 18

Man wounded in Bronzeville shooting

He told investigators he’d been shot in the 600 block of East Bowen, but the circumstances were unknown.

    Man wounded in Bronzeville shooting
    A man was shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood Tuesday evening on the South Side. The 28-year-old showed up at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 6:55 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the right foot, according to Chicago Police. He told investigators he'd been shot in the 600 block of East Bowen, but the circumstances were unknown.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

May 18

Police: 1 killed, 11 wounded in Tuesday shootings

Another South Side shooting happened just before 7 p.m. in Bronzeville, where a 28-year-old man was shot in the right foot in the 600 block of East Bowen, police said. He took himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

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A 38-year-old man was walking in the 1300 block of North Pulaski when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the chest, police said.

A person was shot in the right ankle while running away from two people who got out of a dark car and opened fire in Little Village’s 2100 block of South Fairfield about 9 p.m. The male victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 8:20 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.He was getting into a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Washtenaw when someone walked up and shot him repeatedly, police said. He was critical at Mount Sinai.

Five minutes earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot in the left knee in the 8900 block of South Parnell in Auburn Gresham and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

Tuesday afternoon, a 21-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3100 block of West Polk about 1:45 p.m. in East Garfield Park and taken to Stroger in good condition.

In the morning, two people walked up to an 18-year-old man in the 6200 block of South Kimbark in Woodlawn and one of them shot him in the calf. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition after the 9:30 a.m. shooting, police said.

Early Tuesday, a 19-year-old man heard shots and realized he’d been hit in the knee while walking with a friend about 3:30 a.m. in the 6200 block of South Komensky in the West Lawn neighborhood, police said. He took himself to Christ Medical Center in good condition.

An hour before that, someone shot a 35-year-old man standing outside in the 2100 block of West Adams on the Near West Side. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

At 1:03 a.m., an 18-year-old man riding in a car in the 4500 block of South Wolcott in Back of the Yards was then taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition after being shot in the right shoulder.

Less than 10 minutes earlier, officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 2700 block of North Hoyne found a 24-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds in the back yard of a North Side home, police said. He was listed in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The day’s first shooting was reported at 12:40 a.m. in South Shore. A 23-year-old man walking in the 2000 block of East 71st Street was shot in the foot by someone in a passing SUV, police said. He later walked in to Jackson Park Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

    Police: 1 killed, 11 wounded in Tuesday shootings
    A man was killed and at least 11 more people were wounded in shootings across the city on Tuesday, according to Chicago Police. The homicide happened about 9:30 p.m. in Humboldt Park on the West Side. A 38-year-old man was walking in the 1300 block of North Pulaski when he heard shots and realized he'd been struck in the chest, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

May 17

King holds first town hall meeting as new alderman

...Donn. F. Bailey auditorium inside the Northeastern Illinois University Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., was standing room only for the 6 p.m. meeting. Residents had the chance to...

    King holds first town hall meeting as new alderman
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Residents of the 4th Ward finally got to meet their new alderman last night at Interim Ald. Sophia King's (4th) first town hall meeting after Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed her a little over 30 days ago. The Donn. F.
    http://hpherald.com

May 17

Community Group Discusses Neighborhood’s Future

...Organization (KOCO) hosted its annual convention last Saturday at King College Preparatory High School on East 45th Street and South Drexel. Community leaders honored the accomplishments of the group over the last year and discussed problems...

    Community Group Discusses Neighborhood's Future
    The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) hosted its annual convention last Saturday at King College Preparatory High School on East 45th Street and South Drexel. Community leaders honored the accomplishments of the group over the last year and discussed problems the group intends to confront in the future.
    http://chicagomaroon.com

May 15

Chicago One of Our Daughters is Missing

She is known to frequent the area of 44th Street and Drexel Boulevard and 39th Street near Wells Street.

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She is known to frequent the area of 44th Street and Drexel Boulevard and 39th Street near Wells Street.

    Chicago One of Our Daughters is Missing
    edited by Kai EL' Zabar The Chicago Police announced that they are asking for help in finding a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for four days from the South Side. Naja "Rina" McChristian has gone missing from her home in the 3800 bock of South Well Street in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood.
    http://chicagodefender.com

May 15

14-Year-Old Girl Missing From Fuller Park

Naja McChristian, who also goes by Rina, was last seen Wednesday in the 3900 block of South Wells, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She is known to frequent the area near East 44th Street and South Drexel Boulevard.

    14-Year-Old Girl Missing From Fuller Park
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl missing since Wednesday from the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. Naja McChristian, who also goes by Rina, was last seen Wednesday in the 3900 block of South Wells, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 14

Updated May 15

Mitchell: Fingerprinting Uber, Lyft drivers would discriminate

I’d hop on it at 39th and King Drive and hop off at 29th for about 15 cents.

    Mitchell: Fingerprinting Uber, Lyft drivers would discriminate
    Oh, how I used to love the jitney. I'd hop on it at 39th and King Drive and hop off at 29th for about 15 cents. I didn't care if the jitney driver had a criminal past or had just finished off a pint of Wild Irish Rose.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    We need to bring the Jitney`s back on Martin Luther King Drive, as a revenue generating opportunity for formally incarserated African Americans living in the historic Bronzeville community

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    After he or she gets off work driving the Jitney up and done King Drive for several hours, and making some legitimate money! I don`t see nothing wrong with buying and enjoying a chilled pint of Wild Irish Rose, as an authentic after work drink of preference of many low end inhabitants!!! :-)

May 12

Updated May 15

Kevin Hart performing one-night-only at Jokes and Notes

Jokes and Notes is located at 4641 S. King Drive.

    Kevin Hart performing one-night-only at Jokes and Notes
    Comedian and movie star Kevin Hart will perform at Jokes and Notes on Sunday in a one-night-only stand-up performance. The 21-and-over show is set for 8 p.m. at the South Side comedy club, and tickets will be available at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

May 15

Girl, 14, missing from Wentworth Gardens

...dark blue plastic-framed glasses.Police say McChristian is known to frequent the areas of 44th Street and Drexel Boulevard, and 39th Street near Wells...

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...say McChristian is known to frequent the areas of 44th Street and Drexel Boulevard, and 39th Street near Wells...

    Girl, 14, missing from Wentworth Gardens
    Chicago police are asking for the public's help finding Naja McChristian, 14, who has been missing from the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood since May 11. Police say McChristian was last seen in the 3800-block of South Wells. She is described as an African American girl, 5 ft. 1 in. and 120 lbs.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 14

14-year-old girl missing from Fuller Park

Naja McChristian, who also goes by Rina, was last seen Wednesday in the 3900 block of South Wells, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She is known to frequent the area near East 44th Street and South Drexel Boulevard.

    14-year-old girl missing from Fuller Park
    Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl missing since Wednesday from the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. Naja McChristian, who also goes by Rina, was last seen Wednesday in the 3900 block of South Wells, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

May 11

Updated May 12

Woman gets 10 years for stabbing man to death in Bronzeville

Brooks stabbed 26-year-old Maurice Paschal during an argument over his fidelity about 11:40 p.m. May 23, 2014, at her home in the 3900 block of South Indiana, authorities said at the time.

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Paschal, of the 4700 block of South Michigan, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, authorities said.

    Woman gets 10 years for stabbing man to death in Bronzeville
    A woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to fatally stabbing the father of one of her children in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood two years ago. Tinesha Brooks, 28, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of second-degree murder before Judge Timothy Joseph Joyce, according to Cook County court records.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • buzzy resident

    It's second degree murder, likely based on mutual combat. She'll serve 50% of the 10-yr sentence.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Our country used to hang criminals who stole horses.

    Now murder is punished with 10 years in prison, half off for good behavior.

    In situations like this, regular folks are going to start looking for alternative forms of justice, things like the Costa Nostra

May 11

List of candidates who applied for 4th Ward released

Pastor Chris Harris at Bright Star Church, 735 E. 44th St., also wrote a letter of recommendation for King commending her on her involvement in the community, especially in terms of affordable housing.

    List of candidates who applied for 4th Ward released
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Mayor Rahm Emanuel chose Interim Ald. Sophia King (4th) out of 18 candidates who applied for the position, but who else was she up against? The Hyde Park Herald obtained information about each candidate through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the City of Chicago.
    http://hpherald.com

May 10

Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend In Kenwood

Robinson stabbed her 51-year-old boyfriend in the chest with a knife during an argument about 12:30 a.m. in her apartment in the 4500 block of South Drexel, police said.

    Woman Charged With Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend In Kenwood
    CHICAGO (STMW) - A woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death early Monday in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood. Sherry L. Robinson, 50, was charged with first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police. Robinson stabbed her 51-year-old boyfriend in the chest with a knife during an argument about 12:30 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 10

Girlfriend charged in Kenwood fatal stabbing

...her 51-year-old boyfriend in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood.Sherry L. Robinson, of the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard, got into a fight with Kimble Knox around 12:30 a.m. Monday on the...

    Girlfriend charged in Kenwood fatal stabbing
    A 50-year-old woman was charged in the fatal stabbing of her 51-year-old boyfriend in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood. Sherry L. Robinson, of the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard, got into a fight with Kimble Knox around 12:30 a.m. Monday on the back porch of an apartment complex on the same block where she lives, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 09

Fatal Kenwood stabbing caps weekend of violence in Chicago

...Knox was standing on the on a back porch of an apartment complex in the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Monday when police say a man approached on foot, tried...

    Fatal Kenwood stabbing caps weekend of violence in Chicago
    Violence across the city of Chicago did not slow over the weekend even after mothers called for peace on the day designated to honor them. There were at least 50 shootings and nine fatalities over Mother's Day weekend, and the trend continued as the work week began Monday.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 09

South Side apartment building catches fire

...Chicago's south side was engulfed in flames Monday afternoon.The fire broke out at 43rd and Langley in the Bronzeville neighborhood. It appears the flames burned through some debris on a back...

    South Side apartment building catches fire
    An apartment building on Chicago's south side was engulfed in flames Monday afternoon.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 09

Man fatally stabbed during Kenwood attempted robbery identified

...51, was standing on the on a back porch of an apartment complex in the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Monday. That when police said a man approached on foot...

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Nathan Hicks was found in the street about 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Arthington with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 4700 block of West Gladys.

Deshawn Thompson, 20, and a 19-year-old woman were sitting on a porch just before 1 p.m. in the 200 block of South Karlov when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities aid.

...he was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m., authorities said.Young lived in the 7300 block of South King Drive, authorities said. Police did not immediately have details on the circumstances of the shooting.Earlier...

...responding to a call of a person shot at 10:50 p.m. in the 400 block of South Cicero found the man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police...

Gunshots tore through the front door of Andres Rivera's home in the 5200 block of South Kolin and struck him in the head, authorities said. He died at the scene.

They were at a party outside in the 7600 block of South Maryland about 8:10 p.m. when someone drove past and opened fire, police said.

Terrell Berkhart, 29, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 9200 block of South Dobson.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg at 12:51 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Erie and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said he wasn't cooperating with the investigation.

    Man fatally stabbed during Kenwood attempted robbery ID'd
    A man who was stabbed to death overnight during an attempted robbery in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood was identified. Kimble Knox, 51, was standing on the on a back porch of an apartment complex in the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Monday.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 09

Muere apuñalado durante robo

La Policía investiga un apuñalamiento fatal en la cadra 4500 S. Drexel Blvd. MEGAN CREPEAU/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    Muere apuñalado durante robo
    CHICAGO - Un hombre de 51 años fue apuñalado a muerte en el barrio de Bronzeville, al sur de Chicago, esta madrugada, según indicó la Policía. La víctima se encontraba en el porche de un edificio de apartamentos en la cuadra 4500 S. Drexel Blvd. aproximadamente a las 12:30 a.m., cuando alguien intentó robarle.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

May 09

Man Fatally Stabbed in Chest While Trying to Stop Robbery, Police Say

The man was on a rear porch in the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard at 12:33 a.m. when a robber approached, said Officer Ana Pacheco, Chicago Police spokeswoman.

    Man Fatally Stabbed in Chest While Trying to Stop Robbery, Police Say
    CHICAGO - A 51-year-old man was fatally stabbed as he tried to thwart a robbery in Kenwood early Monday, according to police. The man was on a rear porch in the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard at 12:33 a.m. when a robber approached, said Officer Ana Pacheco, Chicago Police spokeswoman.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

May 09

Updated May 09

Police: Person found shot to death in Kenwood

A male, whose exact age was not known, was found with multiple gunshot wounds about 12:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Drexel, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.

    Police: Person found shot to death in Kenwood
    A person was found shot to death early Monday in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A male, whose exact age was not known, was found with multiple gunshot wounds about 12:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Drexel, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Was that two murders on the same 4500 South Drexel block on the same day?

May 09

Updated May 09

Man Stabbed To Death In Kenwood Robbery Attempt

Police said a 51-year-old man was on the back porch of an apartment building in the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard when another man walked up and tried to rob him. The two struggled, and the victim was stabbed in the chest.

    Man Stabbed To Death In Kenwood Robbery Attempt
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man was stabbed to death during an attempted robbery in the Kenwood neighborhood early Monday. Police said a 51-year-old man was on the back porch of an apartment building in the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard when another man walked up and tried to rob him.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Very sorry to hear yet another terrible, near by neighborhood crime story.

    In a different perspective, I rode my motorcycle on Saturday North on Drexel, East on Pershing Road, later in the after returned south on Martin Luther King Dr - I've never seen this area look so beautiful!

    The...

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    Very sorry to hear yet another terrible, near by neighborhood crime story.

    In a different perspective, I rode my motorcycle on Saturday North on Drexel, East on Pershing Road, later in the after returned south on Martin Luther King Dr - I've never seen this area look so beautiful!

    The New BMO Bank on Drexel - I think 47th looks good.

    There is lots of new, very well constructed housing - the vacant lots seem to be kept clean - parks look very nice. I saw wedding receptions and just felt very positive vibes.

    If we can somehow get crime down - Bronzeville North of 47th and ~ MLK, Cottage is going to be a beautiful place and with new development that has to be many jobs created for locals.

    The one area we all must work tirelessly on is..

    violent crime.

    We need to be firm but fair - also let's have activities for teens and 20 somethings to do.

    How about some youth dances?

May 09

Man fatally stabbed during Kenwood attempted robbery

The 51-year-old man was standing on a back porch in the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Monday. That when police said a man approached on foot, tried to rob him and stabbed him in the chest before running away.

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Nathan Hicks was found in the street about 3:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Arthington with multiple gunshot wounds, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 4700 block of West Gladys.

Deshawn Thompson, 20, and a 19-year-old woman were sitting on a porch just before 1 p.m. in the 200 block of South Karlov when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities aid.

...he was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m., authorities said.Young lived in the 7300 block of South King Drive, authorities said. Police did not immediately have details on the circumstances of the shooting.Earlier...

...responding to a call of a person shot at 10:50 p.m. in the 400 block of South Cicero found the man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police...

Gunshots tore through the front door of Andres Rivera's home in the 5200 block of South Kolin and struck him in the head, authorities said. He died at the scene.

They were at a party outside in the 7600 block of South Maryland about 8:10 p.m. when someone drove past and opened fire, police said.

Terrell Berkhart, 29, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 8:53 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 9200 block of South Dobson.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg at 12:51 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Erie and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said he wasn't cooperating with the investigation.

    Man fatally stabbed during Kenwood attempted robbery
    Police are searching for a killer after a man was stabbed to death overnight during an attempted robbery in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood. The 51-year-old man was standing on a back porch in the 4500-block of South Drexel Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Monday.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 08

Man dies almost 2 weeks after Avalon Park shooting

Watson was pronounced dead there at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, authorities said. He lived in the 1000 block of East 41st Place.

    Man dies almost 2 weeks after Avalon Park shooting
    A 24-year-old man died last week of injuries he suffered in an April Avalon Park neighborhood drive-by shooting that left two others wounded on the South Side. About 10:45 p.m. April 21, Devan Watson was riding in a vehicle with a 21-year-old woman and 27-year-old man when someone opened fire from another passing vehicle, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

May 04

Updated May 05

Bronzeville's First Bike Shop, Small Shop Cycles And Service, Opens Friday

Chris Willard, who trained young mechanics and helped run Blackstone Bikes for nine years, is venturing out on his own with a new shop in a former cellphone store at 4250 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Bronzeville's First Bike Shop, Small Shop Cycles And Service, Opens Friday
    GRAND BOULEVARD - Bronzeville is getting its first bike shop on Friday when one of the former mechanics at Blackstone Bicycle Works opens Small Shop Cycles and Service. Chris Willard, who trained young mechanics and helped run Blackstone Bikes for nine years, is venturing out on his own with a new shop in a former cellphone store at 4250 S.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Courageous on time act: Need a new helmet WMr. Harold Lucas
    Mr. Harold Lucas, a career community organizer and urban preservationist, has worked to protect the authentic cultural legacy of Chicago’s historic Bronzeville community since 1973. Moreover, Mr. Lucas is the visionary behind the “Restoring Bronzeville” campaign that promotes the...

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    Courageous on time act: Need a new helmet WMr. Harold Lucas
    Mr. Harold Lucas, a career community organizer and urban preservationist, has worked to protect the authentic cultural legacy of Chicago’s historic Bronzeville community since 1973. Moreover, Mr. Lucas is the visionary behind the “Restoring Bronzeville” campaign that promotes the Black Metropolis Historic District (BMCTC) as a premier African-American heritage tourism destination.

    Through the grassroots community development process, Lucas and others in key leadership positions have generated a new understanding of Bronzeville’s illustrious cultural heritage, one that can be distinguished by key characteristics. First and foremost, this South Side community’s’ upwardly mobile residents have emerged as a community of economic entrepreneurs and achievers. Residents now refer proudly to Bronzeville as the “economic capital of Black America” and can easily recall the achievements of early twentieth century’s middle class. Bronzeville, “a city within a city,” celebrates its citizens for having historically developed their own political empowerment, local economy, religious institutions and cultural facilities, built their own buildings and entrepreneurial business enterprises.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Most importantly, as a direct result of Mr. Lucas’ 30 years of effective community organizing at the grassroots level, Bronzeville today is understood internationally as the birth place of Chicago’s most significant cultural forms. Bronzeville residents have made four tremendous contributions to this world; electrified blues, jazz and gospel music...

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    Most importantly, as a direct result of Mr. Lucas’ 30 years of effective community organizing at the grassroots level, Bronzeville today is understood internationally as the birth place of Chicago’s most significant cultural forms. Bronzeville residents have made four tremendous contributions to this world; electrified blues, jazz and gospel music and the politics that set the stage for the election of the first African American president of the United States of America! Bronzeville is strategically being marketed by the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council (BMCTC), a 501©3 not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), as the home of a vibrant black renaissance community unfazed by the burdens of urban regentrification; it is economically and culturally independent, and is being repopulated by an entrepreneurial black middle class that lives in harmony with its lower income neighbors.

    Currently, as the CEO of BMC&TC, Mr. Lucas seeks to support the growth of a vibrant heritage tourism district in the historic Bronzeville community and throughout the south lakefront region of Chicago. BMC&TC promotes community-based economic empowerment and wealth creation by fostering entrepreneurial opportunities linked to the establishment of Bronzeville as an internationally renowned historic and cultural destination.
    welcome to Bronzeville!

May 05

Summit Offers Adult and Juvenile Ex-Offenders Chance to Seal Criminal Records

Adult records Chicago cases: request rap sheets from the Chicago Police Department, Access and Review Dept., 3510 S. Michigan Ave.from 8:30 a.m. to noon no later than Tuesday, May 24. Fee is $16. Call 312-745-5508.

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...before the expungement process can begin.. ACCU Lab Medical Testing is offering drug testing at, 2600 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 212. No appointment is needed and drug testing is available 9 a.m. to...

    Summit Offers Adult and Juvenile Ex-Offenders Chance to Seal Criminal Records
    A criminal record can be a barrier toward getting a job or into a school. Former adult and juvenile offenders can wipe the slate clean at the upcoming Second Chance Expungement Summit. The summit takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Thornton Township High School, 15001 Broadway Ave., Harvey, IL.
    http://patch.com

May 04

EDITORIAL: Who is Sophia King?

...p.m. Monday, May 16, at Northeastern Illinois University Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. We support her decision to plan her own forum and we look forward to sharing...

    EDITORIAL: Who is Sophia King?
    "Who is she?" From the moment Sophia King was selected by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the Interim Alderman of the 4th Ward, due to former Ald. Burns' abrupt exit in February for a position at Airbnb, the most prominent question from Hyde Park residents has been "Who is she?"
    http://hpherald.com

May 04

3 Killed, 14 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

...The 25-year-old was standing in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Bowen Avenue at 8:24 p.m. when another male walked up and opened fire, according to...

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The men, ages 43 and 35, were standing on the sidewalk near South Halsted and West 18th streets at 11:40 p.m. when a male fired shots from a silver-colored SUV, according to Chicago Police.

The 21-year-old was standing in the street in the 7400 block of South Maplewood about 9:05 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the chest, police said. He was dead at the scene.

The two were sitting on a front porch in the 4900 block of West Monroe at 1:52 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, according to police.

A 30-year-old woman was standing on the street in the 8800 block of South Laflin when she heard shots and realized she’d been hit, according to police. She suffered a graze wound to the back and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized.

...on the Southwest Side. The 27-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Artesian at 11:15 p.m. when several males started beating him, police said. During the...

Another male was shot about 10:35 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood. The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot in the foot in the 8200 block of South Maryland, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene and additional details were not available late Tuesday.

...on the South Side. The 22-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Wabash about 9:05 p.m. when a male on the sidewalk shot her in the...

...men, both thought to be in their 20s, were outside on a porch in the 6800 block of South Throop Street just before 6 p.m. when two males walked up and shot them, according to...

...on the Far South Side Tuesday night. The 31-year-old was walking in the 12100 block of South Emerald shortly before 6 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the...

...men, 31 and 34, were outside shooting dice at 3:15 p.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue in Austin when a male suspect walked up and shot them, police said. The 31...

Tuesday’s first shooting was reported about 11 a.m. A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4200 block of West Iowa, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

    3 Killed, 14 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Three men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in South and West side shootings Tuesday, police said. Most recently, a man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting late Tuesday in the South Side Pilsen neighborhood.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 04

Police: 3 killed, 14 wounded in shootings on South, West sides

...The 25-year-old was standing in the back yard of a home in the 600 block of East Bowen Avenue at 8:24 p.m. when another male walked up and opened fire, according to...

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The men, ages 43 and 35, were standing on the sidewalk near South Halsted and West 18th streets at 11:40 p.m. when a male fired shots from a silver-colored SUV, according to Chicago Police.

The 21-year-old was standing in the street in the 7400 block of South Maplewood about 9:05 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the chest, police said. He was dead at the scene.

The two were sitting on a front porch in the 4900 block of West Monroe at 1:52 p.m. when someone walked up and opened fire, according to police.

A 30-year-old woman was standing on the street in the 8800 block of South Laflin at 11:25 p.m. when she heard shots and realized she’d been hit...

...on the Southwest Side. The 27-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 6300 block of South Artesian at 11:15 p.m. when several males started beating him, police said. During the...

Another male was shot about 10:35 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood. The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot in the foot in the 8200 block of South Maryland, police said. He refused medical attention at the scene and additional details were not available late Tuesday.

...on the South Side. The 22-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Wabash about 9:05 p.m. when a male on the sidewalk shot her in the...

...men, both thought to be in their 20s, were outside on a porch in the 6800 block of South Throop Street just before 6 p.m. when two males walked up and shot them, according to...

...on the Far South Side Tuesday night. The 31-year-old was walking in the 12100 block of South Emerald shortly before 6 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot him in the...

...men, 31 and 34, were outside shooting dice at 3:15 p.m. in the 200 block of North Lockwood Avenue when a male suspect walked up and shot them, police said. The 31-year-old...

Tuesday’s first shooting was reported about 11 a.m. A 41-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4200 block of West Iowa, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

    Police: 3 killed, 14 wounded in shootings on South, West sides
    Three men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in South and West side shootings Tuesday, police said. Most recently, a man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting late Tuesday in the South Side Pilsen neighborhood.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

May 04

Man shot in Bronzeville

The man, whose age was not immediately available, was shot several times at 8:24 p.m. in the 600 block of East Bowen Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

    Man shot in Bronzeville
    A man was shot late Tuesday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. The man, whose age was not immediately available, was shot several times at 8:24 p.m. in the 600 block of East Bowen Avenue, according to Chicago Police. Police said his hospital information was not known, but that his condition had been stabilized.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Mar 31

Updated May 03

Teachers Union's Allies Join Plans For 'Day Of Action' Friday

...a Friday itinerary stating that she'd join the King High School picket line at 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. at 8:30 a.m., followed by joining Beasley Elementary School picketers at 5255 S...

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...Drexel Blvd. at 8:30 a.m., followed by joining Beasley Elementary School picketers at 5255 S. State St. at 9 a.m., then a Chicago State University rally at noon at 9501 S...

On the North Side, Fight for $15 planned to join a 6:30 a.m. news conference at Roosevelt High School, 3426 W. Wilson Ave., with striking teachers and supportive Chicago Public Schools parents and students and nursing-home and airport workers, as well as state Rep. Jaime Andrade (D-Chicago).

They'll move on to a 9:30 a.m. protest at the North Park CTA Garage and a McDonald's at 3154 W. Foster Ave., followed by joining the Northeastern Illinois University protest at 10:30 a.m. at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.

They'll move on to a 9:30 a.m. protest at the North Park CTA Garage and a McDonald's at 3154 W. Foster Ave., followed by joining the Northeastern Illinois University protest at 10:30 a.m. at 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.

...home-care and child-care workers at 6:30 a.m. at Harlan High School, 9652 S. Michigan Ave., before moving on to a McDonald's at 36 W. 95th St. at 9:30...

...Harlan High School, 9652 S. Michigan Ave., before moving on to a McDonald's at 36 W. 95th St. at 9:30 a.m., followed by joining the Chicago State protest at the Student...

...payments, announced Wednesday it would join a protest at the Illinois Department of Human Services, 401 S. Clinton Ave., at 3 p.m., followed by a trip to the Thompson Center...

...Association plans to meet up with supportive elected officials at 2:15 p.m. at 2840 N. Milwaukee Ave. for a march to Logan Square's Centennial Monument at Milwaukee and Kedzie Avenue at...

...all protests lead toward a mass rally at 4 p.m. at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St., followed by the march to shut down Downtown...

    Teachers Union's Allies Join Plans For 'Day Of Action' Friday
    DOWNTOWN - Unions, neighborhood groups, fast-food workers and fellow educators have set battle plans to join the Chicago Teachers Union's "day of action" Friday. The teachers union set its plans earlier this week, and groups that had already expressed their solidarity began releasing their plans Thursday to team up at protest sites.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

May 03

Ten Great Fixer Uppers for Sale Throughout Chicago

4512 S. Drexel Boulevard

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4841 S. Champlain Avenue

2730 N. Wilton Avenue

1133 N. California Avenue

2710 N. Whipple Street

3738 N. Kildare Avenue

4814 N. Magnolia Avenue

4735 N. Drake Avenue

4042 N. Menard Avenue

524 W. 46th Place

    Ten Fixer Uppers for Sale Throughout Chicago
    Looking for a solid fixer upper with good bones? Then have a look at one of these homes and you may find that diamond in the rough.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

Apr 25

Updated Apr 30

20 people shot over 13 hours in Chicago, 5 on porch in West Englewood

...m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the North Kenwood neighborhood in the 4300 block of South Berkeley Avenue, Quaid said. The man was standing on the porch when someone came out of a...

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They were with a group of people in the 2000 block of West 68th Place, attending a party for someone recently released from jail, according to a law enforcement source, citing preliminary information.

• A 25-year-old man was shot dead in the 3600 block of West Schubert Avenue at 6:23 p.m. Sunday, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman.

...neighborhood. A 31-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were in the 8200 block of South Kimbark Avenue when they were both grazed in the back. The 31-year-old took himself to...

• At 1:10 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in West Rogers Park. He was in the 2300 block of West Granville Avenue when someone on the other side of the street fired shots, hitting him in the right leg. He went to St. Francis Hospital, and his condition was stabilized.

• At 10:30 p.m. Sunday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 7300 block of South Sangamon Street in Englewood. He was shot in the right ankle and went to Stroger Hospital. His condition was stabilized. He was being uncooperative with investigators, police said.

...55-year-old man was shot in South Chicago. He was driving south in the 8900 block of South Escanaba Avenue when he noticed a group of people nearby on the street. One of them walked...

• At 8:30 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was shot in Lawndale. She was in the 1600 block of South Springfield Avenue when she was wounded in the right shoulder. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

• At 8:20 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in East Garfield Park. He was in the 100 block of North Central Park Avenue when he was wounded in the left arm. Information was not immediately available about where he was treated or his condition.

• In the West Pullman neighborhood, a 23-year-old woman was shot and another woman injured at 7:35 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Emerald Avenue, Quaid said. Two women were standing near a car when someone fired shots from a dark-colored sedan that was driving past them, Quaid said.

• At 7:30 p.m., a 36-year-old woman was shot in the Bush neighborhood. She was in the 8400 block of South Buffalo Avenue when someone came out from a gangway and fired shots, hitting her in the back. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

• At 6:30 p.m., a 37-year-old man was grazed by a bullet in the Fernwood neighborhood, police said. He was in the 10000 block of South Princeton Avenue when he was grazed in the head. He took himself to MetroSouth Medical Center and was listed in good condition.

• At 5:15 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in Gresham, police said. He was shot in the leg in the 8700 block of South Racine Avenue and took himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital. He was listed in good condition.

• About 12:45 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in Lawndale. He drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. He told investigators he had been shot in the 1300 block of South Christiana Avenue when two teens walked up to his vehicle and fired shots.

    20 people shot over 13 hours in Chicago, 5 on porch in West Englewood
    Two people were killed and three others were wounded as they sat on a porch in West Englewood late Sunday - among 20 people shot in Chicago over 13 hours, police said. They were with a group of people in the 2000 block of West 68th Place, attending a party for someone recently released from jail, according to a law enforcement source, citing preliminary information.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

  • ATID Anarchist til I Die

    TyroneS

    That is exactly what you read and unbelievable if considered it came out of human being's mouth... go figure. Maybe I should get shot by the CPD...than I could buy house. (sarcasm... I would never do this)

  • Fuarain CTA rider, walker, animal person

    Sounds as likely a path to success as intentionally getting hit by a CTA bus. If you're lucky, you might get a large amount of money (with 1/2 to 1/3 going to your lawyer), if you're unlucky, you get killed.

Apr 28

Galleries

...Installed are works focusing on civil rights, the Black Power movement, and black art history. 3831 S. Michigan. sscartcenter.org

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...broad brushstrokes—as if art materials could take on the superpowers of a radioactive villain. 8 S. Michigan. bertgreenfineart.com

...station). Dramatically lit as if on theater sets, common folks transform into kings and queens. 300 W. Superior. edelmangallery.com

Through 5/28 Robert Lostutter. The Chicago imagist continues to grow his portrait series of birdmen, their feathered facial features rendered in exquisite detail and color. 1120 N. Ashland. corbettvsdempsey.com

Through 5/17 Christine Tarkowski’s new drizzled and poured black glass sculptures seem to pause the material in its molten state. 3039 W. Carroll. deveningprojects.com

Through 5/7 Substitution Play. Sterling Lawrence makes what you might call conceptual furniture from inkjet fabric sheets, prosthetic plastic, piping, and other detritus. 845 W. Washington. documentspace.com

5/2–6/13 Life Reflected. Hyperrealist Jeanette Pasin Sloan masters the art of painting reflective surfaces, such as silver goblets and chrome barware—a near-impossible technical feat. 5415 W. Higgins. edpaschkeartcenter.org

Through 5/21 Pinned: Icons of Beauty and Brawn. Nicole Hayden glorifies 1980s icons from TV wrestlers to Barbra Streisand by placing them against gold-leafed and patterned backgrounds. 2124 N. Damen. firecatprojects.org

Through 6/11 Our Duty to Fight. Black Lives Matter Chicago organized this exhibition of art created by its participants for social media campaigns and protests. The pieces reinforce the important role the visual arts play in civil rights activism. 400 S. Peoria. gallery400.uic.edu

Through 5/14 Zohra Opoku. For her first solo show in the United States, the Ghanian photographer presents portraits that explore the social fabric of African life, using traditional textiles displayed over people’s heads in various landscapes. 3709 N. Southport. krugergallerychicago.com

...artifacts of the mining infrastructure to reveal the values at stake in domestic oil extraction. 1431 W. Chicago. themissionprojects.com

Through 5/28 Chicago Gingham. Painter and curator Michelle Grabner has made an indoor mural for the Wicker Park gallery’s large storefront window. 2154 W. Division. moniquemeloche.com

...of dog bones, mimicking the architectural decorations of an Armenian artisan and his Turkish apprentice. 118 N. Peoria. rhoffmangallery.com

5/20–6/18 Hand of Mouth. This exhibit pairs Chicago painters Ron Ewert and Erin Washington for their shared approach to image-making and presents disparate cultural emblems, such as bodybuilders and ouroboros, as future ruins. 1034 N. Milwaukee. rootsandculturecac.org

Through 5/31 Let Virtue Be Your Guide. Frances F. Denny explores what it means to be a woman by photographing her female family members in domestic settings. 770 N. LaSalle. schneidergallerychicago.com

...caressing delicate linework out of black plaster and using textures intended to tickle the mind. 2021 S. Wabash. shanecampbellgallery.com

5/7–28 Collin van der Sluijs. The Dutch painter disrupts portraiture conventions by depicting facial features as shape-shifting constellations and humorous symbols. Because whose face hasn’t felt like a leaky pipe or a splash of red watercolor once or twice? 1016 N. Western. verticalgallery.com

    The Best Art Galleries in May
    5/14-6/25 Illustrator Barron Storey has drawn cover art for Time and National Geographic, but his gallery work is made in the tradition of graphic novels-think abstract narratives and broad brushstrokes-as if art materials could take on the superpowers of a radioactive villain. 8 S. Michigan.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Apr 28

Go On A Pub Crawl And 7 Walking Tours Perfect For City Nerds

Start location: 4351 S. Drexel

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Start location: IMAN Inner-City Muslim Action Network (2744 W. 63rd St. Chicago)

Start location: 1322 W Taylor St.

Start location: the west entrance of Disney Magnet School (4131 N. Clarendon Avenue)

    Go On A Pub Crawl And 7 Walking Tours Perfect For City Nerds
    Jane Jacobs-activist, imaginer of better cities, and author off The Death and Life of Great American Cities-would have turned 100 this May. Jacobs passed away in 2006, but Chicago is still celebrating her birthday with its fourth annual Jane's Walk event, a citywide collection of conversational neighborhood tours on May 7.
    http://chicagoist.com

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