Feb 17

Updated Feb 18

VIDEO: 3rd ward aldermanic candidate forum

Hear what candidates for alderman had to say during a public forum hosted by Chicago Southside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/Je1LY

Feb 17

VIDEO: Get ready for election day

It's never too late to learn - 4th ward residents can learn more about the candidates for alderman with this forum: http://ow.ly/Je2r4

Feb 04

Joint CAPS MEETING BEATS 133 & 211

Joint CAPS MEETING BEATS 133 & 211
The commanders of 1st and 2nd District are erasing the 31st boundary line to work together on serving the community.
The includes CAP BEATS 133 & 211
The meeting is for 1 hour.

Date
Monday February 9, 2015
Time
6:30 p.m-7:30p.m.
Location
Illinois College of Optometry
3240 S. Indiana Av Room 1200
Chicago, IL

Feb 04

Openlands' TreeKeepers Course in North Kenwood now open for registration!

SPRING 2015 TREEKEEPERS COURSE

Tuesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
March 10 - April 4
Kennicott Park
4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago 60653
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
$120 (some scholarships available)
Register at www.openlands.org/treekeepers

*2 hours of Undergraduate or Graduate credit available through Aurora University.
For more information visit www.openlands.org/treekeepers
For questions please contact trees@openlands.org
Link to scholarships

Since 1991, more than 1,500 trained volunteers have provided “eyes and ears on the ground” year round in...

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SPRING 2015 TREEKEEPERS COURSE

Tuesday Evenings and Saturday Mornings
March 10 - April 4
Kennicott Park
4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago 60653
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
$120 (some scholarships available)
Register at www.openlands.org/treekeepers

*2 hours of Undergraduate or Graduate credit available through Aurora University.
For more information visit www.openlands.org/treekeepers
For questions please contact trees@openlands.org
Link to scholarships

Since 1991, more than 1,500 trained volunteers have provided “eyes and ears on the ground” year round in neighborhoods all over Chicago to spot improper planting, vandalism, insect infestation, and other problems.
TreeKeepers learn how to help keep trees green and growing. TreeKeepers volunteer in a variety of situations from street tree care and tree planting to woodland stewardship. TreeKeepers are passionate ambassadors who help educate their neighbors as well as their public officials about the importance of trees for the greater good.
The Openlands TreeKeepers program is an 8-day course with class and field components. Lessons are taught by nationally and world-renowned experts focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health. Some of the topics covered include tree biology, soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selection, planting and mulching, and invasive species.

Jan 29

CN100 Game of the Week preview: Boys Basketball - St. Rita vs. Hales Franciscan

Game Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Broadcast Dates/Times: Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., on CN100, The Comcast Network.

Where: Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.

Records (as of 1/27/15): St. Rita (15-2 overall, 7-0 Chicago Catholic League South), Hales Franciscan (17-2 overall, 7-1 Chicago Catholic League South).

Key players: St. Rita: Armani Chaney, Sr., G; Kain Harris, Sr., G; Charles Matthews, Sr. G. Hales Franciscan: Nick Barnes, Sr.,...

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Game Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Broadcast Dates/Times: Saturday, Jan. 31, 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., on CN100, The Comcast Network.

Where: Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago.

Records (as of 1/27/15): St. Rita (15-2 overall, 7-0 Chicago Catholic League South), Hales Franciscan (17-2 overall, 7-1 Chicago Catholic League South).

Key players: St. Rita: Armani Chaney, Sr., G; Kain Harris, Sr., G; Charles Matthews, Sr. G. Hales Franciscan: Nick Barnes, Sr., G/F; Dominic Christian, Sr., G/F; Johnny Fox, Sr., F; Joseph Larry, Sr., G; Erion Moore, Sr., G.

Fast Facts: The best player in the state of Illinois not named Jalen Brunson is featured in this game. Matthews, a long, lean slasher and elite scorer, has been on the national radar since junior high. He has maintained his lofty status at St. Rita having committed to Kentucky and sitting as the 42nd-ranked prospect nationally by ESPN. He was a finalist for the McDonald’s All-American game, but only Brunson was selected from Illinois when the rosters were announced Wednesday. Matthews isn’t the only star on his team, however. Harris, who transferred to St. Rita from Morgan Park this year, is committed to Tulane. Chaney, the team’s point guard, is headed to Tennessee. Matthews leads the team with 22.4 points per game, Harris averages 14.5 and Chaney averages 12.7. St. Rita is ranked third in the Chicagoland area by CSN Chicago. Hales is among the top Class 2A teams in the state, ranked fifth by CSN Chicago. Leading the way is two-sport star Dominic Christian. In addition to leading the basketball team, he has committed to Nevada to play wide receiver next year. He was named the CSN Chicago Allstate Athlete of the Week on Jan. 9. Fox is the team’s power forward and plays his AAU ball for Chi-City Elite.

Read more: https://www.facebook.com/notes/cn100-sports/cn100-game-of-the-week-preview-boys-basketball-st-rita-vs-hales-franciscan/786485714778024

Jan 20

Updated Jan 21

  • TM BVille 8 year resident

    Affects..

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    These developers seeking tax credits are most likely building/rehabbing the cheapest available lots/properties in low property taxed wards and once finished are going to rent to section 8, which when you saturate a neighborhood with, will in turn developmentally arrest the neighborhood.

  • More government programs causing unintended segregation and dependency?

    Where have we heard this before?

    Big Liberal Government is just a big plantation of dependency.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 16

This Week: Obama Library Hearings - RSVP and get your tickets TODAY!

Public Hearings

Barack Obama Presidential Library Public Hearings

Host: Chicago Park District
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 6:00 pm, Hyde Park Academy High School
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Noon, Washington Park Field House

The Chicago Park District will host public hearings to receive community input regarding the University of Chicago’s proposed sites for the Barack Obama Presidential Library in the Washington Park and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

Locating the Obama Presidential Library on Chicago’s South Side offers a rare chance to reinvigorate the economy of nearby communities and make improvements for the area’s infrastructure and parks. The presidential library will create a global destination for learning and engagement.

RSVP to attend the public hearings. http://www.oplsouthside.org/get-involved/public-hearing

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    Public funding has not been requested. Madigan mentioned $100M last year but that was stopped. Have you read of a public funding request?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The issue of lost lives at E2 is very serious Alan.

Jan 15

Updated Jan 16

Chicagoans Pack Hearing On Using South Side Park Space For Obama Library

Here's a segment of the article and the link:

Fioretti, who is opposed to using parkland for the project, also touched on the trauma center issue in a statement released before Tuesday's hearing, which said in part:

Our public spaces are not for sale and should be off limits to development. Rahm's willingness to turn our open spaces into spaceship parking and private playgrounds for the rich without public input shows he's not interested in what the people of Chicago...

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Here's a segment of the article and the link:

Fioretti, who is opposed to using parkland for the project, also touched on the trauma center issue in a statement released before Tuesday's hearing, which said in part:

Our public spaces are not for sale and should be off limits to development. Rahm's willingness to turn our open spaces into spaceship parking and private playgrounds for the rich without public input shows he's not interested in what the people of Chicago want. There are plenty of spaces in many communities across the City that could have been used.

This is another example of the lack of meaningful engagement with the public on issues that affect the city as a whole. A mayor with a better sense of priorities and respect for his constituents would be leading the way on a comprehensive look at how Hyde Park could incorporate the Obama museum, a badly needed trauma center and other community priorities without seizing public land.
'Rahm's idea of transparency seems to be having a hearing at the 11th hour when the decision is all but made.

http://progressillinois.com/posts/content/2015/01/14/chicagoans-weigh-use-parkland-obama-library-packed-hearing

  • Ask FIORETTI to block the new Chicago Zoning law that requires developers to pay over $100,000 - $175,000 per unit to affordable housing. It's racist and attempt to steal money from responsible whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians who go to school, become responsible, and don't break laws.

    The cost is...

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    Ask FIORETTI to block the new Chicago Zoning law that requires developers to pay over $100,000 - $175,000 per unit to affordable housing. It's racist and attempt to steal money from responsible whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians who go to school, become responsible, and don't break laws.

    The cost is passed down to us consumers on top of sales tax, transfer stamp fees, etc. Stop stealing our money Fioretti. On top of that, we pay for the schools that the hood rats ruin, and our kids can't go to, thus forcing us to pay twice,

Dec 26

Updated Jan 15

New Restaurant at Munchies Location

Hi Neighbors,

Just want to let you know there's a new restaurant coming into the old Munchies location. They are doing work on the space now. It's called Yassa and is Senegalese food. Looks good and this will be there second location I believe.

Jan 12

Updated Jan 13

Today: Discussing Obama Library with Jackson Park Advisory Council

JACKSON PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL meets January 12, Monday, 7 pm at the fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island.

UPDATED AGENDA:
Project 120 and design team will present on a FRAMEWORK vision and map and 4 possible projects for the park.

University of Chicago and Park District representatives will present and answer questions on the OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY. Friends of the Parks and possibly other stakeholders will also be speaking to the issue.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Attended that meeting last evening and found myself in a room filled with the vast majority of white people, in what I thought was a predominantly black community.

    My perception of east Woodlawn has changed. Obviously the regentrification strategy of the University of Chicago from the 1960`s has worked.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    I asked the appropriate question?

    If the University of Chicago`s plan to build a presidential library on 55th and Martin Luther King Drive for the first African-American president of the United States suceeds, will it establish the infrastructure necessary to remove the remaining lower and moderate income black residents currently still living in the historic Washington Park community?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    From a historical perspective, can African-Americans living in the south lakefront region of Chicago, trust the University of Chicago to " do the right thing" for lower and moderate income black people?

Jan 09

Fourth Ward Newsletter | January 9, 2015

Learn about all the things happening here in the Fourth Ward: http://goo.gl/GlU228

Dec 06

Updated Jan 02

New Mariano's Store 3800 S. Dr. King Jr.

The architect Phillip Johnson presented plans, renderings and gave details on the project. They have the renderings.
Highlights
-Breaking ground in March 2015
-Completion December 2015
-The store will be 75,000 sq feet
-38th Street will be reopened
-Rhodes Ave will be reopened
-Inner King Dr. at Pershing Rd will be closed off
-Entrance will be on King Dr.
-Parking for 300+ cars
-landscaping and art displays to hide parking lot
-Exterior to feature roving art gallery
Best,
Jxxxxxx Bxxxx

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    As Bronzeville resident stakeholders we have a responsibility to create economic development opportunities on the adjacent vacant lots.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    3rd and 4th Ward Aldermen have an obligation to assist and facilitate economic development opportunities that benefit Bronzeville resident stakeholders.

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