13 hours ago

Small Business Saturday Performances

Fort Smith: 1007 E. 43rd St– C.H.A.O.T.I.C. Culture (12p-1p, 2pm-3pm, 4p-5p)

FAIE: 1005 E. 43rd St- Blues Kids (1p-2p, 3pm-4p, 5p-6p)

Kenwood Day Care: 516 E. 43rd St- Paint on Me- Face Painting (12p-5p)

Sip & Savor: 528 E. 43rd St- Roger Carter- Live Painting & Jeff Gibbs Quartet (1p-2p, 3pm-4p, 5p-6p)

Agriculture Clothing: 532 E. 43rd St- Surprise Band 

Swing by all 5 venues on our Trolley! The Trolley will be picking up and dropping off to all of the places above. It will also swing by Chicago Urban League (4510 S. Michigan Ave) and Sacred Keepers (4445 S. King Drive Ave) to show you their Small Business Saturday events! 

18 hours ago

Five injured in Thanksgiving Day shootings on South and West sides

The 24-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East Bowen when two males walked out of a nearby gangway and fired shots, police said. The shooters then ran away. The man was shot in the left hand and taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

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The man, 50, was shot in the left leg about 9:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Wilcox, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The man, 23, was shot in the hip and walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park about 4:35 p.m., police said. His condition later stabilized. The man told investigators he was shot in the 5000 block of West Division. Police said he is a documented gang member.

The 20-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue when three people walked up and fired shots from multiple weapons, before running away, police...

The man, 36, was walking in the 5700 block of South Sangamon about 11:10 a.m. when he saw someone in a gray vehicle start shooting, police said.

18 hours ago

Five Wounded In Thanksgiving Day Shootings Across Chicago

The 24-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East Bowen when two males walked out of a nearby gangway and fired shots, police said. The shooters then ran away. The man was shot in the left hand and taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

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The man, 50, was shot in the left leg about 9:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Wilcox, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The man, 23, was shot in the hip and walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park about 4:35 p.m., police said. His condition later stabilized. The man told investigators he was shot in the 5000 block of West Division. Police said he is a documented gang member.

The 20-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South East End Avenue when three people walked up and fired shots from multiple weapons, before running away, police...

The man, 36, was walking in the 5700 block of South Sangamon about 11:10 a.m. when he saw someone in a gray vehicle start shooting, police said.

22 hours ago

5 injured in separate Thanksgiving Day shootings

At 6:07 p.m., a 24-year-old man was walking on the 500 block of East Bowen Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood when two men emerged from a gangway and began shooting, police said.

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A 50-year-old man was shot in his left leg in the 4100 block of West Wilcox Street, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

At about 4:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the Austin neighborhood, police said. The man was on the 5000 block of West Division Street when he was shot, Zala said.

At about 2:10 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot on the 7000 block of South East End Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.

The shooting happened at 11:10 a.m. on the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman.

24 hours ago

4 injured in separate Thanksgiving Day shootings

At 6:07 p.m., a 24-year-old man was walking on the 500 block of East Bowen Avenue in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood when two men emerged from a gangway and began shooting, police said.

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A 50-year-old man was shot in his left leg in the 4100 block of West Wilcox Street, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

At about 4:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the Austin neighborhood, police said. The man was on the 5000 block of West Division Street when he was shot, Zala said.

At about 2:10 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot on the 7000 block of South East End Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.

The shooting happened at 11:10 a.m. on the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman.

2 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving * Salute to Small Businesses

Web site designed by Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Second Floor60653 Phone: (773) 268-7232 Fax: (773) 268-2505

2 days ago

Unwrap Chicago: Bronzeville & Hyde Park Small Business Saturday

1007 East 43rd Street

Sip & Savor : 528 East 43rd Street 

Agriculture: 532 East 43rd Street 

Faie Afrikan Art Gallery: 1005 East 43rd Street 

North Kenwood Day Care Center: 516 East 43rd Street 

Chicago Urban League: 4510 S. Michigan Avenue 

3 days ago

Chicago City Hall sit-in protest ends after 10 hours

...Protesters engaged in an hours-long march Monday night from Chicago Police Department headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive and Wells Street in the Loop.VIDEO: Chicagoans talk about race amid...

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...march Monday night from Chicago Police Department headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue to Wacker Drive and Wells Street in the Loop.VIDEO: Chicagoans talk about race amid Ferguson protests

3 days ago

Chicago se une a Ferguson

El recorrido fue custodiado de cerca por la Policía de Chicago desde el cuartel de Policía 3510 S. Michigan Ave., hasta el centro de Chicago.

3 days ago

Chicagoans Shut Down Lake Shore Drive After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

...Missouri and police shootings in Chicago. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Chicago Police headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue before the grand jury announced its decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting...

3 days ago

Chicago Rally Over Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Shuts Down Lake Shore Drive

The group started at Chicago Police headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue late Monday and headed north to the Loop, where the crowd rallied and eventually dispersed before midnight.

3 days ago

Protesters take to Chicago streets after Ferguson grand jury decision

Monday night, protesters who gathered at police headquarters at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue to await the grand jury’s decision, marched towards the lakefront.

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Ferguson protestors in Chicago gather at Jackson and State Street. pic.twitter.com/KK8HzO8bFl

3 days ago

Chicagoans protest Ferguson decision in Loop

...Chicago have been peaceful. Protesters gathered outside Chicago Police Department headquarters, which is located at 35th Street and Michigan Avenue on the South Side, around 6 p.m. They waited about two hours until the...

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...sent them home around 11 p.m. Monday and told them to meet again at State Street and Jackson Boulevard around 7 a.m. Tuesday. But many people at the tame morning demonstration said they...

...At one point in the night, demonstrators and police faced off by the bridge near Wacker Drive and Wells Street. Protesters chanted, "Hands up, don't shoot." Police formed a skirmish line, standing nearly shoulder...

4 days ago

Chicago reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision

Earlier, more than 200 people congregated outside police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., by a little after 7 p.m., not long after a short protest took place...

Chicago police officers, some carrying wooden batons, closed down Michigan Avenue near 35th Street.

4 days ago

Demonstrators march downtown after Ferguson decision

Earlier, more than 200 people congregated outside police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., by a little after 7 p.m., not long after a short protest took place...

Chicago police officers, some carrying wooden batons, lined Michigan Avenue near 35th Street.

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Chicago police turn back protesters at Wacker and Franklin in the Loop.

Chicago police and protesters get in a small shoving match at Wacker and Wells.

After 11 p.m., the group began walking south on Michigan Avenue, with a few dozen stragglers stopping near 800 South Michigan to discuss strategies for protests in coming days.

4 days ago

Chicago demonstrators march downtown after Ferguson decision

Earlier, more than 200 people congregated outside police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., by a little after 7 p.m., not long after a short protest took place...

Chicago police officers, some carrying wooden batons, lined Michigan Avenue near 35th Street.

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Chicago police turn back protesters at Wacker and Franklin in the Loop.

Chicago police and protesters get in a small shoving match at Wacker and Wells.

After 11 p.m., the group began walking south on Michigan Avenue, with a few dozen stragglers stopping near 800 South Michigan to discuss strategies for protests in coming days.

4 days ago

Demonstrators march downtown after Ferguson decision

Earlier, more than 200 people congregated outside police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., by a little after 7 p.m., not long after a short protest took place...

Chicago police officers, some carrying wooden batons, lined Michigan Avenue near 35th Street.

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After 11 p.m., the group began walking south on Michigan Avenue, with a few dozen stragglers stopping near 800 South Michigan to discuss strategies for protests in coming days.

4 days ago

Chicago demonstrators march downtown after Ferguson decision

Earlier, more than 200 people congregated outside police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., by a little after 7 p.m., not long after a short protest took place...

Chicago police officers, some carrying wooden batons, lined Michigan Avenue near 35th Street.

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Chicago police turn back protesters at Wacker and Franklin in the Loop.

Chicago police and protesters get in a small shoving match at Wacker and Wells.

After 11 p.m., the group began walking south on Michigan Avenue, with a few dozen stragglers stopping near 800 South Michigan to discuss strategies for protests in coming days.

4 days ago

Chicago reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision

Earlier, more than 200 people congregated outside police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., by a little after 7 p.m., not long after a short protest took place...

Chicago police officers, some carrying wooden batons, closed down Michigan Avenue near 35th Street.

4 days ago

NSP's Bronzeville Artists' Lofts

Lesson learned: The lights stay on 24/7 at the gallery's new location, 47th Street just east of King Drive. There, it occupies the first floor of Bronzeville Artist Lofts, a $7 million development of...

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They soon changed their minds. Showing off Gallery Guichard's contents in the vintage brownstone at 35th Street and South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was good for business and for the neighborhood. “We became a beacon for that corner,” she says.

4 days ago

Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later

...walking with SUWUs when he was shot by a 4-6 Terror member in the 4000 block of South Lake Park Avenue, according to prosecutors...

...to set, the two started walking with a group to a friend's home at 41st Street and Lake Park Avenue, Thompson testified. Jackson was texting when a black Jeep drove up. Thompson testified he recognized...

Police have said that Williams himself was shot in the summer of 2012 near his home at 39th Street and South Lake Park Avenue. An arrest was made, but Williams refused to cooperate.

6 days ago

The craziest wealthy Chicago family you've never heard of

...four days before Thanksgiving 1900. The brazen burglary occurred at their impressive brick mansion at 4043 Lake Park Ave. The thief climbed a pillar on the front porch, ransacked "Mrs. Porter's bed chamber...

Nov 21

Bedbugs found at Chicago Police, Fire HQs

The 35th and Michigan Avenue location has a bedbug problem.

Nov 19

Three hurt in reported pepper spray incident at South Side school

A pepper spray incident was reported at King College Prep High School at 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. at 12:10 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

Nov 19

3 Students Treated After Irritant Discharged at King College Prep: Police

The incident occurred at 11:45 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Drexel Boulevard, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago police spokesman.

Nov 19

3 girls injured during pepper spray incident at South Side high school

The three suffered upset stomachs following the incident at King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Nov 19

3 injured during pepper spray incident at South Side high school

The three suffered upset stomachs following the incident at King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Nov 19

Pepper spray incident reported at South Side high school

It happened at King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., said police. No one was badly hurt.

Nov 19

Three Hurt In Pepper Spray Incident At King College Prep

A pepper spray incident was reported at King College Prep High School at 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. at 12:10 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.

Nov 19

Jacob da Builder is Reviving Bronzeville's Housing Market

...rehabbing looked at me building and started laughing, saying I’m gonna lose. And then 4502 South Forrestville went into a bidding war and sold for $315,000. After that I bought 4400...

...Forrestville went into a bidding war and sold for $315,000. After that I bought 4400 South King Drive, an overpriced lot lost to the bank that I ended up getting for $25,000...

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I love it when people move in these homes and start crying. Sometimes it’s a middle-aged buyer in their first home. I did a two-flat at 7234 South Lafayette. The buyer was 80 years old and never owned a home in her life. She bought it with her daughter, who moved in upstairs.

Nov 19

Part Ten: “They were all Republicans,” Drexel Boulevard – 39th to 47th Streets

We last met at the DuSable Hotel, located where Drexel, Cottage Grove and Oakwood all converged. In its heyday, the DuSable was a major landmark for Chicago’s Blacks...

...his wife Mary built a house they called Oakwood Hall at what would now be 3938 S. Ellis Ave. The house became the nucleus of the little settlement, eventually giving its name to Oakwood...

...once stood on the 4400 block, now the site of King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. Designed by McCaughey, Erickson, Kristman & Stillwaugh in 1971, where the school sits were several elegant...

...Horatio Wilson — for Herman Stern at 4512, Maximillian Morganthau at 4518, and Benjamin Bensinger at 4628 S. Drexel. The economist noted a number of other beautiful homes nearby including that of Norman W...

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...the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue, and turned to stories of interest within the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities. The articles are all of varying topics, but relate to the residences that currently...

...the boulevard and noted houses that were under construction, including on the northeast corner of Drexel at 47th Street, a “fine brick residence” built for Col. George R. Clarke...

Nov 12

17-year-old suspect charged in two sexual assaults along Hyde Park lakefront

Raekwon Franklin, 17, of the 3600 block of South Lake Park Avenue, has been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and one misdemeanor count of Obstructing Identification. He is being held on $400,000 bond.

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The most recent attack occurred at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, on the 5800 block of South Lake Shore Drive when a 55-year-old woman was attacked, sexually assaulted and her cell phone taken.

He was connected to a similar attack that occurred at 11:10 a.m. Friday on the 5400 block of South Lake Shore Drive on Oct. 31 when a 58-year-old woman who was running on the path was assaulted.

Nov 12

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers eyeing storm-damaged lakefront path in Hyde Park

A previous community meeting, Maxey-Faulkner said, was held at the Mandrake Park Fieldhouse, 3858 S. Cottage Grove Ave., on Oct. 28.

Nov 11

Delta Literacy Project

4519 S. King Drive. Website: Chicagodeltas.com. To take advantage of services, stop by Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open Door Policy. No appointment necessary.

Nov 11

Veterans Day celebrated in Chicago

...ceremony. On the SOuth Side, the 88th annual Bronzeville Veterans Day Parade kicked off at 43rd and King as planned, despite cold temperatures and pouring rain. Organizers had hoped to conduct a ceremony...

Nov 11

Video tours of six Hyde Park / Kenwood apartment buildings

The Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel Blvd, was built as a hotel, briefly converted to a military hospital, and for years hosted a music venue frequented by jazz greats.

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The modernist towers of Regents Park , 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr, house over 1,000 apartments and share a lavish suite of amenities.

The façade of the Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, is richly-ornamented with Native American-themed terra cotta.

Mies van der Rohe was peripherally involved in the design of the six 14-story buildings that comprise the Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd.

The Shoreland, 5454 South Shore Dr, is a Hyde Park landmark. Its grand lobby was one of the centers of neighborhood social life.

Windermere House, 1642 E 56th St, was once one of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels.

Nov 08

Prosecutors: Man arrested at rapper's house pulled trigger in 2009 killing

Collier is charged with shooting to death Dominic Barnes, 21, in the 4700 block of Forrestville Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood on July 5, 2009, officials said.

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Barnes, of the 600 block of East 51st Street, died of multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, authorities said.

Nov 07

Bail denied for alleged triggerman in '09 fatal shooting

Devonshe Collier, 24, of the 4600 block of South Evans Avenue, appeared before Cook County Circuit Judge Laura Sullivan, who ordered him held without bail, at the Leighton Criminal Court building.

Collier is charged with murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Dominic Barnes on July 5, 2009, about 10:15 a.m. in the 4700 block of Forrestville Avenue in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood, officials said.

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At the time, Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman, said two people walked up to Barnes and at least one of them opened fire. The suspects then fled in a vehicle. Barnes, of the 600 block of East 51st Street, was dead at the scene, said a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Nov 07

Police issue warnings about Hyde Park robberies

The incidents took place at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18, on the 4700 block of South Ellis Avenue; at 5:33 p.m. Oct. 20, on the 900 block of East 44th Street...

...4700 block of South Ellis Avenue; at 5:33 p.m. Oct. 20, on the 900 block of East 44th Street; at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 27 on the 1100 block of East 48th Street...

...1100 block of East 48th Street; at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 27 on the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue; and at 5:07 p.m. on the 4800 block of South Dorchester Avenue...

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...10:30 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 6 another university faculty member was walking on Blackstone Avenue near 54th Street. This victim was approached by two suspects, one of whom implied he had a weapon...

At 12:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 two students were walking on 54th Street near Woodlawn Avenue when a suspect with a handgun approached them. He took their property before fleeing to a vehicle waiting at Woodlawn Avenue.

...900 block of East 44th Street; at 5:10 p.m. Oct. 27 on the 1100 block of East 48th Street; at 5:25 p.m. Oct. 27 on the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue...

...the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue; and at 5:07 p.m. on the 4800 block of South Dorchester Avenue...

Nov 06

Teen charged in 2 lakefront sexual assaults

Franklin, of the 3600 block of South Lake Park Avenue, then pulled the woman down a small hill, got on top of her and used the woman's scarf to cover her mouth, Simonton said.

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The first attack happened Oct. 31 at about 11:10 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive. Franklin allegedly sexually assaulted a 58-year-old female jogger. 

The second attack happened Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Lake Shore Drive, authorities said. Franklin was charged with attacking and sexually assaulting a 55-year-old woman, Simonton said.

Nov 06

Quinn Admits Defeat

Quinn said there were many neighborhoods in Illinois that faced problems at the polls including 43rd and Cottage Grove Avenue and the Ravenswood neighborhood. At the close of last night Quinn said there were still some votes to be counted, but not enough to earn Quinn another term.

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