10 hours ago

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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15 hours ago

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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17 hours ago

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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20 hours ago

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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25 hours ago

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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25 hours ago

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...

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2 days ago

Updated 37 hours ago

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!"
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  • its your own people doing all the crime. all your own people. its like your animals in a game with no respect. expect everything that happens to you

43 hours ago

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.
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47 hours ago

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!"
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2 days ago

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.
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2 days ago

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!"
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2 days ago

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

    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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2 days ago

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.
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3 days ago

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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3 days ago

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.
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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

100-199 E. 35th St.

    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.
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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

3800-3894 S. King Dr.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Aug 10

Residents want Hyde Park/Indiana bus route restored

Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday, Aug. 1, at the Kennicott Park Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

...portion of the route off again in November 2012, so that it now starts at 35th Street and South Michigan Avenue, rather than at the Drexel Square Apartments to the South...

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Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday, Aug. 1, at the Kennicott Park Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

...scenario, it would stop at multiple senior homes as well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555...

...well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they...

...Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they need to be able to get downtown more...

    Residents want Hyde Park/Indiana bus route restored
    By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday, Aug. 1, at the Kennicott Park Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.
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Aug 06

Updated Aug 09

Protesters Gather at Chicago Police HQ After Release of Paul O'Neal Shooting Videos

CHICAGO, IL — Protesters mobilized immediately after viewing videos that show Chicago Police officers fatally shooting an 18-year-old car thief on Chicago's South Side last week, demonstrating outside of police headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue late Friday.

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Later in the night, another protest unfolded in the South Shore neighborhood where Paul O'Neal was killed. Marchers blocked the streets at 74th and Jeffery late Friday, and for a while they beat on a police vehicle.

    Protesters Gather at Chicago Police HQ After Release of Paul O'Neal Shooting Videos
    CHICAGO, IL - Protesters mobilized immediately after viewing videos that show Chicago Police officers fatally shooting an 18-year-old car thief on Chicago's South Side last week, and shouted down the police superintendent Friday afternoon as he tried to speak during a press conference at police headquarters. The videos were released Friday, Aug.
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Aug 08

Community meeting on Obama Library to discuss benefits agreement

The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

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The meeting will further discuss details on a potential Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) between the Obama Foundation and South Side Communities that will be affected by the building of the Obama Library in Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

    Community meeting on Obama Library to discuss benefits agreement
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) is partnering up with the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) again to host the second community meeting about the Obama Presidential Library this Wednesday, Aug. 10. The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Aug 07

Unresponsive 5-year-old boy pulled from Skokie pool

...p.m., the 5-year-old boy was pulled from the pool at Devonshire Park, 4422 Greenwood St. He may have been floating on his stomach for several minutes. CPR was performed at...

    Unresponsive 5-year-old boy pulled from Skokie pool
    A 5-year-old boy was unresponsive when pulled from a pool Saturday afternoon in Skokie, police said. At about 3:45 p.m., the 5-year-old boy was pulled from the pool at Devonshire Park, 4422 Greenwood St., in the northwest suburb. CPR was performed at the pool and the boy was breathing when taken to St.
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Aug 06

Police Supt.: people have ‘right to be upset’ by police shooting

On Saturday, Johnson’s remarks at the Chicago Police headquarters, at 3510 S. Michigan, were not interrupted.

    Police Supt.: people have 'right to be upset' by police shooting
    Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Saturday said people have a "right to be upset" over the video released of an 18-year-old man who was recently shot to death by officers. Having reviewed the video footage of moments leading to and following Paul O'Neal's fatal shooting on July 28, the superintendent said, "I was concerned by some of the things that I saw."
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Aug 05

Updated Aug 06

Elgin man who grew up with gangs staging peace rally for Sunday

Growing up on 35th Street and Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, he and friends and family members became affiliated with gangs.

    Elgin man who grew up with gangs staging peace rally for Sunday
    As Michael Cole was getting ready for work, he watched the news and the seemingly never-ending stream of violence: police being killed, people being killed by police, gang violence. He'd finally had enough. Growing up on 35th Street and Lake Park Avenue in Chicago, he and friends and family members became affiliated with gangs.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    William Lee, noticed you in the press conference yesterday about the white racist police murder of a young 18 year old African American male, with a Irish sir name Paul O'Neal. May he rest in peace from a life cut short by police violence. I don't need to start the...

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    William Lee, noticed you in the press conference yesterday about the white racist police murder of a young 18 year old African American male, with a Irish sir name Paul O'Neal. May he rest in peace from a life cut short by police violence. I don't need to start the list of our young men and now women being systematically murdered and railroaded into a corrupt criminal justice system.

    We see you are good Chicago Tribune writer who has an authentic cultural experience of growing up in the gang infrastructure in Chicago. Hopefully you will be attending Michael Cole's peace rally on 35th and Lake Park this coming Sunday!

    Maybe you will write some authentic gang related stories about how the democratic machine and the white Irish gangster politicians who run government in Chicago, use black men as cannon farter in the corrupt criminal justice system, to keep us from competing for jobs on the police force, construction trade unions at McCormick Place and Navy Pier, Chicago Park District, Forest Preserves, Department of Transportation and all other city and state related government jobs.

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    As a new African american male writer for the Chicago Tribune, don't let them bamboozle you.about the authentic history of gang affiliation in Chicago!

    As a "native son", never felt a desire or need to join a gang

    Bronzeville Curmudgeon

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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    "Cole said the violence that seems to have gripped the nation is especially poignant to him.

    "It hurts more so because I can feel the pain, the sorrow, the frustration and confusion as far as the people that are affected by that," he said. "I know where they are coming...

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    "Cole said the violence that seems to have gripped the nation is especially poignant to him.

    "It hurts more so because I can feel the pain, the sorrow, the frustration and confusion as far as the people that are affected by that," he said. "I know where they are coming from, and I know how they feel. You feel like you're trapped, and there's no way of coming out of it."

    It's especially important to bring young people on board with events such as Sunday's peace walk, Cole said.

    "That's our future," he said. "They are going to be running our country, teaching our kids. They are going to be the next police officers, firemen, counselors. If we can't change the people who don't want to be changed, at least we can change the future for the next generation."

Aug 05

ATN: August 2016

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will host a back to school fair with fun activities, a motivational program, and lunch on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Backpacks and school supplies will be provided. Volunteers are needed to help the day of the fair. Call (312) 225-5300.

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Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., will host Reggae Fest Chicago on Saturday, Aug. 13, from noon to 9 p.m. Enjoy food, beer, islandthemed drinks, and Caribbean arts and crafts. Tickets are $37.50. Log on to www.reggaefestchicago.com/.

The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired the 16th century Italian Renaissance painting Christ Carrying the Cross by Sebastiano del Piombo from the Colnaghi Gallery in London. The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-3363 or log on to www.artic.edu.

...m. and includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 2003 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000, ext. 108...

Ald. Walter Burnett and Chicago Neighbors United will host a Stay in School Picnic Saturday, Aug. 27, at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (312) 432-1995.

...with an exhibit of her art called Under the Pleasure Dome in Yates Exhibition Hall, 78 E. Washington St. The show presents 41 pieces; also, workers have planted all the median strips on Michigan...

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will perform Twelfth Night at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St., Friday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, log on to www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will perform Twelfth Night at Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton St., Friday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. and at Ping Tom Park, 1700 S. Wentworth Ave., Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, log on to www.chicagoshakes.com/parks.

The Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., will feature the Chicago Symphonic Winds on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 3 p...

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.

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

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. Dates...

...Market at the Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., Saturdays through Sept. 10. Bronzeville Community Market, Martin Luther King Dr. and 26th St. Dates to be determined, 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 Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody. For more information, call (773) 434-4162.

The First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers take donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

...in basketball, swimming, powerlifting, alpine skiing, bocce ball, and soccer. The park is located at 2900 S. Halsted St. Call (773) 373-9983...

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs, including wood product manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The Hoyne Park Advisory Council meets on the second Thursday of the month at the Hoyne Park Field House, 3431 S. Hamilton Ave. This month’s meeting will be held August 11.

...to developer Donald Mazzoni. The event will be Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St. Call (312) 553-9137, ext. 103...

...the honor from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The school is at 3537 S. Paulina St. Call (773) 535-4836...

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. This month’s session will be held Wednesday, August 14.

...during late pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum care, and breast feeding. Mercy is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000...

Movies open to the public will be shown in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph St., at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Aug. 9, the movie will be Grease...

...For more information, go to www.midtown-metro.org/kickball. The foundation is located at 718 S. Loomis St.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday night from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Meetings and parking are free. Call (773) 523-3917.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in a variety of locations on social media, communications plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, analytics, and other topics. Call (312) 369-6400.

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

...Synergy real estate brokerage continues its expansion with the opening of its fourth office at 1345 S. Michigan Ave. in the South Loop. John Sackett, a long-time member of the RE/MAX Synergy...

Online tours of Saint Ignatius College Prep are available. Log on to https://tour.lcp360.com/nocache/stignatius/tour/. Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org.

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., begins preparations for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, “Velika Gospa,” on...

...Monday, Aug 15, festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a religious procession starting at 28th and Princeton Streets, featuring the Our Lady of Sinj icon, and returning to the church for a...

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. Rita High School is offering more than 24 summer camps covering art, sports, music, and conditioning. For more information, call (773) 925-6600, ext. 6616. The school is located at 7740 S. Western Ave.

St. Therese Church will celebrate the Feast of San Rocco di Simbario with a novena on Saturday, Aug. 13, and events from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. The church is at 218 W. Alexander St. Call (312) 842-6777.

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.

Santa Lucia School will hold summer programs from now through Sunday, Aug. 17, for children ages three through eighth grade. Call (312) 326-1839. The school is at 3017 S. Wells St.

...and children’s games from noon to 5 p.m. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourldayofpompeii.org...

Greektown will host Taste of Greece, 100 to 400 S. Halsted St., on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28, noon to 11 p.m. Come and...

The Windy City Music Festival will feature bands performing outdoors, food, and merchandise Saturday, Aug. 13, at Teamsters City, 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $25 in advance. Participants are urged to bring a lawn chair. Call (312) 217-4801.

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: August 2016
    CITY OF LEARNING Collaborating for the third year under the banner of Chicago City of Learning, more than 140 organizations are offering more than 5,000 on-site and on-line activities for young people during the summer.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Aug 04

Woman missing from Grand Boulevard neighborhood

Ayanna Martinez, 28, was last seen Tuesday in the 400 block of East 41st Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

    Woman missing from Grand Boulevard neighborhood
    A woman has been reported missing from Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side. Ayanna Martinez, 28, was last seen Tuesday in the 400 block of East 41st Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. She is described as a black woman with a light complexion who stands 5-foot-4 and weighs 100 pounds, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Aug 03

New Bronzeville Community Center Offers Much-Needed Gathering Place

Arruza: The new facility is located at the corner of 35th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue at the site where the Ida B. Wells, Clarence Darrow and Madden Park public housing...

    New Bronzeville Community Center Offers Much-Needed Gathering Place
    Over the decades, Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood has seen good times and hard times. Five years ago, the last of the troubled Ida B. Wells housing projects were demolished and for many years, the community had pressed the city to give the area a center where residents could come together.
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com

Jul 18

Updated Aug 02

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

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

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

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

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

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

Aug 02

Kenwood residents meet to discuss revitalization of Hyde Park/Indiana bus route

Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

...portion of the route off again in November 2012, so that it now starts at 35th Street and South Michigan Avenue, rather than at the Drexel Square Apartments to the South...

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Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.

...scenario, it would stop at multiple senior homes as well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555...

...well as Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they...

...Ave., Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. and Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St. Several meeting attendants pointed out that they need to be able to get downtown more...

    Kenwood residents meet to discuss revitalization of Hyde Park/Indiana bus route
    By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue.
    http://hpherald.com

Jul 31

Man, 20, shot, wounded in Bronzeville back yard

Someone walked up to him about 6:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East 37th Street and shot him, according to the police, who said he was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.

Jul 29

Updated Jul 30

Chicago Black Eats Week

...Eats in studio:Turkey Chop 3506 W. Chicago Avenue (Humboldt Park)Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)Pies N Cones on 3343 N...

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...and cupcakes to audienceWe highlighted 4 restaurants from Black Chicago Eats in studio:Turkey Chop 3506 W. Chicago Avenue (Humboldt Park)Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on...

...Humboldt Park)Cliff Rome, Peaches on 47th and King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)Pies N Cones on 3343 N. Broadway (Lakeview)Full List: http://blackchicagoeats.com...

...King Dr. (Bronzeville)Brown Sugar Bakery on 75th and Calumet (Chatham)Pies N Cones on 3343 N. Broadway (Lakeview)Full List: http://blackchicagoeats.com...

    Chicago Black Eats Week
    Chicago Black Eats week started as a dare when foodies challenged writer Toure Muhammad to create a list of black owned Chicago restaurants. Expecting to only find 15, Toure was shocked when the list grew to 200! He stopped by to tell us more about Black Chicago Eats.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It is a casual place and samdwiches are cheap. Let me know what u think. EGP residents need to support local businesses. There is alot of lip service but very few take action.

  • ^^^^ agree 100 % same with HP. We need to support our local businesses. I'm a huge advocate of speak with you $. We should try to organize angryblock meet ups we could rotate the meetibgs at different local businesses!

    Put a face to the moniker and support local business. Win win.

    I might be getting a little too drum circle now sorry.

Jul 28

Man gets 40 years for killing friend, hiding body in closet

Bednago Harper, 52, was convicted of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death for the Nov. 4, 2011, attack in his home in the 4000 block of South Lake Park Avenue, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

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Three days later, painters working in the building called authorities after noticing a foul smell coming from the apartment, and a building manager found Reynolds’ decomposing body inside. He lived in the 1800 block of South Drake.

    Man gets 40 years for killing friend, hiding body in closet
    A man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for stabbing his friend to death with a wood carving tool and then hiding the body inside a closet of his Oakland neighborhood apartment in 2011 on the South Side. Bednago Harper, 52, was convicted of first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death for the Nov.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 28

Five Great Things to Do in Chicago This Week

...the Chicago Poetry Block Party from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Wabash. I’m reading, [Crescendo co-director] Nate [Marshall] is reading, and I’m especially excited...

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7/28–31. Free. Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton. newberry.org

7/28–8/7. $37–$47. Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph. broadwayinchicago.com

...Anita Alvarez as state’s attorney. That’s an open barbecue at Ronnieman Park, at 53rd and King—it’s the part of Washington Park they renamed for Ronald Johnson, a man killed...

7/31–11/27. Free. Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton. experimentalsoundstudio.org

    Five Great Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, July 27 through August 2, 2016 Classical:Robert Schumann scribbled reams of piano music: It was his sole output for the first 10 years of his career. Only one piano concerto, however, made its way into his catalog.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jul 27

Chicago rapper and prison abolitionist Ric Wilson keeps swinging through the volcanic 'Soul Bounce'

Recommended Agenda Poetry Block Party @ 3700 S. Wabash

    Chicago rapper and prison abolitionist Ric Wilson keeps swinging through the volcanic 'Soul Bounce'
    Posted By Leor Galil today at 12.00 PM click to enlarge Lollapalooza will no doubt eat up way more than its share of the music ecosystem's attention when it kicks off Thursday, but thankfully there's a lot more going on in town.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 26

29-year-old man dies nearly a week after Merrillville crash

Cheesebrough, of the 1100 block of Oakwood in Griffith, Indiana, died at Loyola at 2:22 p.m. Sunday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The other driver was expected to survive.

    29-year-old man dies nearly a week after Merrillville crash
    A 29-year-old man died nearly a week after he was involved in a head-on crash in northwest Indiana. Mike Cheesebrough was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6 eastbound on Pontiac Avenue approaching Vermont Street about 5:30 p.m. on July 18 when he crossed the center line and struck a westbound 2006 Pontiac G6 head-on, Merrillville Police Cmdr. Jeff Rice said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 24

Updated Jul 26

Chicago Man Charged In Deadly Hit-Run Accident

Wilson G. Jones, 27, of the 400 block of East Oakwood Boulevard was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and cited for disobeying a red light and failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.

    Chicago Man Charged In Deadly Hit-Run Accident
    (CBS) - A Grand Boulevard man was charged after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal accident in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side Friday. Wilson G. Jones, 27, of the 400 block of East Oakwood Boulevard was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and cited for disobeying a red light and failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • @JRMD and @FitMom, you guys are missing my point

    I never said the law should not be enforced. And, in fact, it is (http://trib.in/2auKNpp).

    My point is that you call for "some enforcement", but the law IS enforced. Just not every time, and that's because law enforcement can never catch...

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    @JRMD and @FitMom, you guys are missing my point

    I never said the law should not be enforced. And, in fact, it is (http://trib.in/2auKNpp).

    My point is that you call for "some enforcement", but the law IS enforced. Just not every time, and that's because law enforcement can never catch EVERYONE who breaks the law, all the time.

    Which means, you and I and other citizens will see people breaking the law, but if there are no cops there to catch them, they will get away with it. Just like you, every time you exceed the speed limit and get away with it.

    (Don't bother denying - I know you do it!)

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    @DChydePark I do get your point and others on this blog.

    I'm actually a very careful driver, it's not that serious for me anymore. I leave early enough so that I don't have a reason to exceed the speed limit and I have a DriveWise on my car. We're not all alike, and we're not all that different.

Jul 26

Man Charged In Fatal Bronzeville Hit-And-Run

Wilson G. Jones, 27, of the 400 block of East Oakwood Boulevard, was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and cited for disobeying a red light and failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.

    Man Charged In Fatal Bronzeville Hit-And-Run
    A Grand Boulevard neighborhood man charged with leaving the scene of a fatal crash last week in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side has been ordered held on a $75,000 bond. Wilson G.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jul 24

Chicago man charged in fatal hit-and-run

Wilson G. Jones, 27, of the 400 block of East Oakwood Boulevard was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and cited for disobeying a red light and failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.

    Chicago man charged in fatal hit-and-run
    A Grand Boulevard man was charged after he allegedly left the scene of a fatal accident in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side Friday. Wilson G. Jones, 27, of the 400 block of East Oakwood Boulevard was charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident and misdemeanor counts of disobeying a red light and failure to reduce speed, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 23

Chicago Weather: Heat continues, thunderstorms possible

4314 S. Cottage Grove

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COOLING CENTERS OPEN ACROSS CHICAGO AREAThe Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie, is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency...

845 W. Wilson Ave.

8650 S. Commercial Ave.

4312 W. North Ave.

Oak Park, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park;

    Heat continues, thunderstorms possible in Chicago area
    The summer heat has continued into the weekend, with thunderstorms a possibility Saturday night through the Chicago area. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for Cook, DuPage, Will, Grundy, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, LaSalle, Winnebago, Ogle, Lee and Boone counties.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 21

Updated Jul 22

Keep Cool: City Officials Warn Chicagoans of Extreme Heat Wave

King Center – 4314 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60653, open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Garfield Center – 10 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60612, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Englewood Center – 1140 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60621, open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

North Area Center – 845 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640, open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Chicago Center – 8650 S. Commercial Ave., Chicago, IL 60617, open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trina Davila Center – 4312 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60639, open Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Keep Cool: City Officials Warn Chicagoans of Extreme Heat Wave
    Temperature Expected to Hit 95 Degrees on Thursday and Friday with Heat Index of 106 Degrees With an Excessive Heat Warning in effect Thursday and Friday and increasingly hot weather continuing on Saturday, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) and other City agencies remind residents and visitors to stay informed about weather-related conditions, know what precautions to take and where to go to get relief from the heat.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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