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Gun Violence explodes across City

Over 30 people shot in a weekend and we are only in April, maybe I am naïve in thinking this, but could Drugs be the problem here. The only other time we had this level of violence was during prohibition. My thinking is when the alcohol ban was lifted the violence problem went away. I see open air drug dealing going on uninterrupted 24/7 like it's a 7/11 and not even an ounce of fear on these drug dealers faces of being arrested, well now the shooting involves children, women, at all times of day and night, and we have no answers. Well something has gotta give or this will be the end of us all.

  • Indeed Ray! You're right and it supports my point about the racial and socio-economic news slant in Chicago. It's a very damaging form of racism and classism. The fact is that there is gun violence in every part of this city. I guess it's just easier for the "machine" to...

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    Indeed Ray! You're right and it supports my point about the racial and socio-economic news slant in Chicago. It's a very damaging form of racism and classism. The fact is that there is gun violence in every part of this city. I guess it's just easier for the "machine" to pawn all of it off on poor people of color? That way, emperor Rham can attract all the affluent tourists to Chicago without them having to be concerned for their own safety! It's a strategy of containment that is fully perpetuated by the media. I actually feel quite safe in Bville compared to Uptown, Rodgers Park, and Humboldt Park . Plenty of folks get shot in those areas but oddly, they rarely make the news😐Makes ya wonder, huh?😁

  • Ray

    I am trying my best to inform brother Mike to not fall for that hype about the great North, we are putting something special together here in Bronzeville, I went to a open house on King dr. Sunday in the 40 hundred block, the Real estate agent was gushing all...

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    I am trying my best to inform brother Mike to not fall for that hype about the great North, we are putting something special together here in Bronzeville, I went to a open house on King dr. Sunday in the 40 hundred block, the Real estate agent was gushing all over the place talking about Bronzeville and the response she gets on properties in the area. Once we start increasing the quality retail in the area and improve the walking experience, then we will really see the explosion in growth. If you visit the real estate sites for 60653,60616,60615 sales are going through the roof.

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what do you think?

Alderman Dowell is working to have a request for proposals created to drive the development of 43rd st around Calumet and Prairie. What do you think of the idea? Attached is a pic showing a possible collection of stores, what do you think? Contact her office to share your thoughts of what you would like to see here. Help drive this conversation to see the development that will sustain and ignite the revitalization of Bronzeville. Get involved early before decisions are made.

  • Geez Louise Bronzeville resident

    Erica, I send out email announcements about all ward meetings well before the meeting date. You missed this one it it seems. Flyers were also passed out door to door to folks who live near Buckthorn and 43rd Street. See you at the next meeting.

  • Chris Galvez Family Man

    It would be great if there were a few additional points of contact to promote these ward meetings. I live within a block of the park, but didn't get a door flyer. I got the email about 8 days in advance, but that may not be advanced enough for some...

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    It would be great if there were a few additional points of contact to promote these ward meetings. I live within a block of the park, but didn't get a door flyer. I got the email about 8 days in advance, but that may not be advanced enough for some people. Everyblock and Nextdoor would be great community forums to share these events, lots of engaged community members here. Also, a recap or summary would be helpful for those unable to attend. Maybe we could share the presentations via email and online. Sometimes life gets in the way and it would be nice to have access to this info when it does. It's sort of like sending out meeting minutes in a corporate setting. Thanks for hosting these meetings and I look forward to a robust conversation about both development plans.

37 hours ago

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I'M COMING BACK TO BRONZEVILLE!!!!

If all works out and God continues to bless me..... I'm Coming Back this Spring... the former Bronzeville Coffee House will be opening back up under my Parent Company "SIP & SAVOR INC., So Prepare yourselves for a Venue that's Grown & Sexy complete with relaxing music, Fine Art, Networking on a level never seen before, Class, Elegance, and much much more! I envision events such as Comedy, Live Jazz, Hell, I'm even thinking of hosting a Karaoke night. So STAY TUNED IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC!!!!! AND OF COURSE THE COFFEE WILL BE FIYA, STRAIGHT FROM THE MOTHERLAND.....

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Welcome back to the 43rd Street Muddy Waters Drive Blues District commercial business node at St. Laurence Avenue!

    This historic business district runs east and west from the lakefront to Stewart Avenue within the historic Bronzeville community.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

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new park

What would you like to see at a new Bronzeville park? 4300 block of South Calumet. I know I'd like to see a dog park; any other dog owners out there agree? Join in the discussion and share your thoughts. You can go online to vote for things like a dog park (see last picture).

37 hours ago

New Buckthorn Park

What would you like to see at a new Bronzeville park? 4300 block of South Calumet. Join in the discussion and share your thoughts.

2 days ago

Updated 46 hours ago

Moving to Chicago

Hello,

I was wondering what a good place to live in Chicago that isn't too far from mount sinai hospital. My budget seems to only allow me to look at places in the south like bronzeville. I am a single female so any advice would be appreciated!

  • GRD GRD

    Erik added some good alternatives. Also in addition to Trulia try www.padmapper.com Padmapper is great for finding rentals.

    I'm in Bronzeville not for from 31st., so it's convenient to Bridgeport, Chinatown, Pilsen, and the South Loop.

  • Jennifer Bridgeport to Bucktown and some places in between

    Bridgeport is a great place to live with great neighbors.

2 days ago

LOST DOG FOUND

A small brown Chihuahua was found near 37th & Indiana on 4/4/2014. If you have any info on the rightful owners please post below and I will definitely contact you ASAP. The dog is not chipped.

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Lu Palmer's House

It's really sad what has happened to Lu's house over on King Drive, this is another sore eye for Bronzeville, Even the property where CBUC used to have meetings looks condemned. A beautiful red-brick structure has fallen on to hard times. Even the nearby Bronzeville Bed and Breakfast closed, never to return as of yet. Preservation needs to be taken more serious on the south side, cause when it's gone, it's gone! (See Picture).

  • Danie Lifelong Bronzeville resident and environmentalist

    Who has ownership of the Lou Palmer building?

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    BC seems as if you have some misdirected anger issues going on with that nonsensical rant. Why don't you find a way forward with some of these properties instead of spouting nonsense?

    If you are so smart, you can find money to preserve these structures. Since you are taking credit for saving other buildings, why not apply the same blueprint to saving more? I'm highly skeptical you had a major role in any of the buildings you mentioned in the first place.

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Internet Essentials (Free Internet Training)

Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Internet Essentials Class Time: 6:00pm-6:45pm
Concert Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Location: VanderCook College of Music, 3140 S. Federal Street
Max enrollment: 20 people

To register for a class or if there are any questions, please contact Jeff Sadowski at jsadowski@vandercook.edu or 312-788-1166. (Note: please register prior to each class to guarantee a seat in the class…space it limited).

Shalom

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR OFFICE SPACES. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW PER PLANS **SELF CERT CONDITIONAL PERMIT: SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS **

    2630 S. Wabash Ave. Issued April 10, 2014 Comment

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Bronzeville businesses need to do better.

As a resident I want to be able to support local businesses, however this last week made me wonder if our local business owners just don't care or take our business for granted. We went to one establishment one night for dinner, the place was somewhat dirty, the front door smeared with hand prints. I always look at a front door as your initial impression and it should be kept clean. So just by chance, we happened to return two...

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As a resident I want to be able to support local businesses, however this last week made me wonder if our local business owners just don't care or take our business for granted. We went to one establishment one night for dinner, the place was somewhat dirty, the front door smeared with hand prints. I always look at a front door as your initial impression and it should be kept clean. So just by chance, we happened to return two nights later, only to see the same smears on the glass. So in two days, no one thought to clean the door? So we left, I didn't want to think about the kitchen. Ironically, we went to a nearby place, it too was dirty, and the service was surly.

These weren't fast food establishments either, not that that's an excuse for dirt when/where dealing with food service. Such a shame, I want to tell friends to come out to BV, but can't, how can I when I question returning to these spots myself.

  • Erica in Bronzeville 9-yr Bronzeville Resident

    Mr. Lucas. Can you please paint a picture of what elected official support of Bronzeville tactically means? If that feeds into improving our quality of life in Bronzeville, I am all for it. To me, improving our quality of life today is numero uno.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Dear Erica in Bronzeville and those self serving, arrogant, plutocratic "top down" black politicians in Chicago!

    If Bronzeville elected officials were progressive in advocating for city and state resources from heritage tourism development in under served predominantly African American neighborhoods in Chicago, they would have incorporated an subsidy initiative with...

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    Dear Erica in Bronzeville and those self serving, arrogant, plutocratic "top down" black politicians in Chicago!

    If Bronzeville elected officials were progressive in advocating for city and state resources from heritage tourism development in under served predominantly African American neighborhoods in Chicago, they would have incorporated an subsidy initiative with the state legislation on the McCormick Place expansion of a new hotel and the DePaul Basketball stadium, that would have provided some financial resources for the development of Bronzevlle as a international heritage tourism destination.

    Both the Mayor and the Governor could have also sponsored set asides in the legislation that could have benefited heritage tourism development in African American neighborhoods.

    Since our governor, mayor and incumbent black democratic elected officials continue to take African American voters in Chicago for granted, the reality of less than 20% voter turn out in the democratic primary election, bodes well for the republicans in the general election come November 2014!

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2055

    www.bviconline.info

    www.cmap.illinois.gov/bmnhac

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Bronzeville Goes to College

Bronzeville Scholastic Academy recently allowed its 9th-12th grade students an opportunity to preview college. See the article here: http://www.cps.edu/Spotlight/Pages/Spotlight565.aspx

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Updated 6 days ago

LOST DOG FOUND

A small brown Chihuahua was found near 37th & Indiana on 4/4/2014. If you have any info on the rightful owners please post below and I will definitely contact you ASAP.

Thank You

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Updated Apr 09

LOST DOG FOUND

Lost dog found by 37th & Indiana, please leave a post!!!

  • Kath Kath

    I agree you should give a little info on the dog, I see many of posts in the midway area of missing dogs, those people may not see your post. I've seen two missing dog posts about a huskie and a poodle. I can notify them on those posts if it is either of these types of dogs.

  • Yes, sorry. I am going to add a new post with more details on the dog. Thank You everyone for your advise and help. The dog is in good hands :)

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Volunteers Needed for Canvassing this Weekend!!

Looking for motivated volunteers to help canvas Bronzeville for Coby Hakalir who is running for 26th Dist. Rep. We will be going out in two shifts on both Sat. and Sun. from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-3:00. We are hoping to bring change to Bronzeville and appreciate all the help we can get!! Please spread the word. If you're able to participate please email: info@friendsofcoby.com and we will send you info on where to meet up. Otherwise you can RSVP via text or phone to Tara: 312.802.0257

To learn a little more about Coby and his campaign please click here: http://www.friendsofcoby.com/

  • sharon eve retired, working on loving my life!!

    In my limited experiences, we as blacks have for the most part voted for blacks or those we felt met our needs at a particular time. Some of our clergy have stood with folks I deemed traitors to the community as well as well as those I believed to have...

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    In my limited experiences, we as blacks have for the most part voted for blacks or those we felt met our needs at a particular time. Some of our clergy have stood with folks I deemed traitors to the community as well as well as those I believed to have our interest at heart! In today's political, economical, and social climate, we must adapt to different ways of getting what we want as a people and community. What ever color one is, can they produce the actions that will net the results our community is expecting.

  • Bronzeville Visitor Information Center Non profit organization involved in Tourism

    Attached please find a recent column by Chicago Suntimes Reporter Mary Mitchell about African Americans being satisfied:
    Blacks should act to improve grim economic conditions: Mitchell
    MARY MITCHELL: There is no shortage of data when it comes to African-Americans. But two national studies released last week suggest African Americans may be too reactionary on some issues, and too complacent on others.

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Updated Apr 05

BEWARE

FYI
Today two men rang my doorbell claiming to be from ComEd and Peoples Gas. They stated that they wanted to make sure that I was receiving the best energy rates. I told them that I was busy, but shortly thereafter I heard my wrought iron gate banging, as If someone was wrenching it open.

I immediately went downstairs to see what the noise was and one of the men was holding my iron gate open. I assume they both...

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FYI
Today two men rang my doorbell claiming to be from ComEd and Peoples Gas. They stated that they wanted to make sure that I was receiving the best energy rates. I told them that I was busy, but shortly thereafter I heard my wrought iron gate banging, as If someone was wrenching it open.

I immediately went downstairs to see what the noise was and one of the men was holding my iron gate open. I assume they both were hoping that someone in my building would blindly buzz them in the inner door. When they saw me come down the stairs, they ran off.

For safety purposes, we must make sure we know who we are buzzing in our property. If they say they are from utility companies, we need to ask for Identification, especially if we have not requested service.

We all must be vigilant in this fight against crime...

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    Joanne,

    The city said no one from their plan/program , Integrys Energy services, will contact you at your door or on the phone. Other providers, not affiliated with the city, could still stop by or call.

    If you are not sure its safe to just say no.

  • People please be cautious don't devulge any personal information to individuals showing up at your house you have no idea how they are able to use your information

Apr 04

Updated Apr 05

found lost dog

I found a lost dog on 37th and indiana. If anyone has any info reguarding a lost dog please post or call 773.934.1086. You will be asked to verify what type of dog and gender. Please contact me asap

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