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Check Out the Nat "King" Cole Mural at 43rd and King Drive

Chris Devins and the Bronzeville Alliance present: " 'King' Nat at Home, 2014" 43rd and King Drive Photo Mural 12 ft x 23 ft.

23 hours ago

Fuller School of Excellence

Open Registration 10:00am-2:00pm - Pre-K-8th Grade
4214 South St. Lawrence Avenue
Chi cago, IL. 60653
773-535-1687
website: fullerschoolofexcellence.org

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UChicago Charter Woodson Campus 6th and 7th Grade Spaces Available

Looking for a high quality education for your child entering the 6th or 7th grade? UChicago Charter School-Woodson Campus (6th to 8th) located 4444 S. Evans has opening in the 6th and 7th grade. We have a limited number of spaces available. Please contact the Admissions Office (773) 834-2865. Must be a Chicago resident. No testing for entrance. Don't miss this opportunity to get your child on the UChicago Charter Superhighway!!!!

In 2012, 20% of students were accepted to selective enrollment high schools-the highest rate of any non-selective school on the South Side.

  • Carla Scott UCHICAGOCharterSchool
  • All of the University of Chicago schools (Woodson, Woodlawn, NKO and Donohue) are exceptional! Your child will receive the best education on the south side. Please check it out. My kids have been in this charter system for 6 years so far.

  • Teresa Jemine Fuller School of Excellence

    Fuller School of Excellence is a great school in Bronzeville! Located at 4214 So. St. Lawrence grades Pre-K-8th. Please contact the Registration Office (773)535-1687

    Fuller Recruit Day! Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Stop by and visit us!

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Update: Jackson Park Dog Park

Added to the agility training course:
construction horse
suspended tire
cones

Many thanks to the anonymous benefactor of the bucket of fetching balls. I moved it all to the car, as balls go missing, i'll distribute them among the three Wooflawn dog parks. https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn Speaking of which, if anyone has any old toys your pup has lost interest in, please consider donating them to the dog park to give them a second life.

Driving Directions: LSD to Science Drive, go south on Columbia Drive beyond MSI's southern parking lot where you'll find the bridge to the tennis courts. Parking by the courts is free. The 'dog park' is located in the NE court enclosure. See bird's eye view => http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr17-jackson-park-dog-park-6094931/photos/

  • Interesting! Thanks. I'll have to come by sometime. I go to West Loop dog park a lot. And I'm right by this one.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    West Loop is one of our favs too but this year we've rarely had the chance to visit. Now that Charlie can be trusted off leash in open spaces, there are many more options. Each day we try to go somewhere different nearby.

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Fire Response @ 54th & Drexel

Four fire trucks just responded to what appears to be a fire in the basement apartment in the greystone a few buildings down from the corner of 54th and Drexel. Perhaps coincidentally, this is also in or near the same building where -- to the untrained eye -- there are a lot of comings, goings, and general loitering that seem vaguely suspicious. I asked the firemen standing around what was going on, and they first ignored me, and told me it's "absolutely not [their] job" to communicate with neighbors about the nature of fires on their street. So, any neighbors out there who can shed some light on what's going on -- either this time in particular, or in general?

Jul 01

Updated 5 days ago

Maracas is open

A new Latin restaurant, Maracas, recently opened in Bronzeville. People should give it a try. I hope to stop by next week.

http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/28320016-423/the-312-founder-of-boriqua-chicks-open-latin-restaurant-maracas-in-bronzeville.html

  • Tried Maracas last week. We had the empanadas (? Spelling) dinner. The flavor was good but they may have been over cooked because the crust was dark and a little dry. The price $8 included two empanadas over a bed of rice & beans with a side of plantines and mango sauce. I look forward to trying other items on the menu. Time correction, they close at 8pm on Saturdays.

  • Juan from South Loop 13 year South Loop resident

    I tried Maracas today. I had the Beef Steak with Yellow Rice. The flavor was nice and the portions was good. The steak could have been a little more tender but was still very good. Look forward to trying the Beef stew on my next visit.

Jul 14

Updated 5 days ago

35th st. Pedestrian Bridge set to begin construction next week

With improvements at Lake Meadows, repaving of King dr., scheduled repaving of 35th you could say we are on the fast track of infrastructure improvement.

  • I think the word that needs to be defined is HIJACK - take over (something) and use it for a different purpose.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    thatblow1, minor correction on your 4 points perspective- The name is Bronzeville Curmudgeon. Not to be confused with Brownsville, which I think is a suburb of New York city.

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    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

    www.ObamaCampus.com

Jul 17

Updated 5 days ago

Jazz at the DuSable

Yesterday they had a tribute to the late, great John Coltrane at the DuSable Museum located in Washington Park. Playing the Coltrane standards were Ari Brown, Duke Payne, Rajiv Halim, and a sixteen year old up and coming Iasaiah Collier. This was a beautiful concert set in the confines of this historic venue and the Musicians did not disappoint. The thought that came to me is that since we have bought a portion of Gospelfest to the Southside of town, why not Jazzfest? The bones of this great Genre lie right here and to bring to life all the venues where this great art form took hold, now this could be something. What do you think?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Ray, we think that it is a great idea to host a International Jazz festival in Bronzeville!

    Bronzeville Visitor Information Center would be more than happy to help organize such an event.

    Do you remember the Jazz in the Alley events?

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

  • Ray

    Yes I do, the one I attended was 71st and Cregier.

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Updated 6 days ago

Good management company

My HOA is looking for a good management company for approximately 16 townhomes, does anyone have a suggestion?

  • Hope, Lakeview I live in a condo in the north Lakeview area

    I wouldn't touch Wesley with a 10 foot poll!! One of their vendors VanDerBosh recommended $6,100 worth of work to a catch basin pipe that was abandoned so the work was unnecessary. Nic was terrible to work with during the whole process and was actually pushing for the work to go through. I made sure we got a 2nd opinion from a vendor not associated with Wesley. They are the plumbers who determined the pipe was not in use and the work wasn't needed.

  • GRD GRD

    Good suggestion Sag Writer, as a CPM I totally agree!

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Volunteer for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count – July 22nd and 26th

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Complete Streets Program needs volunteers for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count. The Summer 2014 count is scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 22nd from 7 AM - 9 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, July 26th from 12 PM - 2 PM

According to recent data, Chicago has the second highest number of bike commuters in the country and bicycling is growing faster than any...

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The Chicago Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Complete Streets Program needs volunteers for the Summer 2014 Downtown Bike Count. The Summer 2014 count is scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, July 22nd from 7 AM - 9 AM

Tuesday, July 22nd from 4 PM - 6 PM

Saturday, July 26th from 12 PM - 2 PM

According to recent data, Chicago has the second highest number of bike commuters in the country and bicycling is growing faster than any other mode of transportation in the City! During last year’s Summer Bike Count volunteers recorded over 14,500 bicycle trips and helped document the need for more innovative bicycle infrastructure. To volunteer contact David Smith, CDOT bikeways planner, at david.smith@tylin.com or Katie Gallagher, CDOT bikeways planning intern, at kgallagher@apexconsults.com.

Thanks!

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Promontory Restaurant/Bar to Open Shortly Before the Apocalypse

Oft-delayed restaurant and live music venue, Promontory, is scheduled to open as the End of Days approaches, according to informed sources. "Our two outdoor patios will offer splendid views of the Four Horsemen as they ride in to lay waste to humanity," said an unnamed soon to be out of work employee. "Try our BBQ" he added.

  • I don't have an email address or # I would like to give out over social media either. :-(
    Too bad this site doesn't have a private room option or something.

  • zgwarnki Now, I can say Kenwood. Thanks, Obama!

    Well, this is a tad frustrating. Can't you just add me to the list as zgwarnki and I'll bring the scarf I am wearing in the picture or something?

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Updated Jul 17

Bronzeville Nights

Come Join us at the kick off of Bronzeville Nights on August 13th, August 27, September 10 and September 24.

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  • Family Fitness Fest

    Timothy Community Corporation (Former Price School) (4351 S Drexel Ave) July 19, 2014 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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Updated Jul 16

King Dr.............."WoW"

Took a Drive down King dr. today, the day after it was repaved and wow, like a diamond that was just cleaned. The grass was being mowed and there was no trash and you could see that beautiful potential of Bronzeville on full display. With those stately Mansions in the background, and all that history starting to rise and bubble to the surface, well we should start to have that conversation in earnest, the one where this becomes the Tourist...

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Took a Drive down King dr. today, the day after it was repaved and wow, like a diamond that was just cleaned. The grass was being mowed and there was no trash and you could see that beautiful potential of Bronzeville on full display. With those stately Mansions in the background, and all that history starting to rise and bubble to the surface, well we should start to have that conversation in earnest, the one where this becomes the Tourist and entertainment destination that it is meant to be. There is a report that notes that some serious dollars come through this City and that arrow is pointing upward with an increase in visitors to the city. I think that we need to position ourselves for this obvious revenue resource, this will provide jobs, revenue, buisness opportunity, and pride back to Bronzeville. First we must improve the walkabilility of our streets, second we must highlight all the great accomplishments associated with Bronzeville. Crime needs to be addressed, loitering eliminated, any more suggestions?

  • Yes it does Ray...I am looking forward to more of them all over!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Congratulation to Cris Devins, for his sustainable work towards marketing and branding Bronzeville as an internationally significant heritage tourism destination!

    Check this out:

    Navy Pier gateway naming rights on sale for $20 mil: Exclusive
    WED, 07/16/2014 - 3:29PM
    MICHAEL SNEED
    @SNEEDLINGS | EMAIL
    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed has learned...

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    Congratulation to Cris Devins, for his sustainable work towards marketing and branding Bronzeville as an internationally significant heritage tourism destination!

    Check this out:

    Navy Pier gateway naming rights on sale for $20 mil: Exclusive
    WED, 07/16/2014 - 3:29PM
    MICHAEL SNEED
    @SNEEDLINGS | EMAIL
    Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed has learned the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority has sold naming rights to the historic front entranceway to Navy Pier for $20 million.

    Sources say the Polk Bros. Foundation has stepped up to be the first organization to help underwrite a massive rebuilding project at the pier.

    Sneed is told Navy Pier officials have scheduled a news conference Thursday morning to announce the deal. Under the agreement, Navy Pier will retain its name, but it is expected the Gateway Park area will be renamed Polk Park. It is unclear how long the naming rights will last.

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

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