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Updated 4 min ago

Afternoon Bronzeville!!

Our organization, Partners in Community Building, has just joined everyblock.com and would like to say hello!

We are a non-profit HUD-certified housing agency that has a large focus in assisting all types of owners & renters within Bronzeville. Our services range from foreclosure assistance to renter's rights to grants for homebuyers & much more!!

If you have any housing questions or concerns, we are more than willing to assist you. Feel free to call our office number and ask for Johnathan Chance. Otherwise, you can also go directly to his extension. Here's our contact info and location!

PICB - 312.328.0873 - (Johnathan's extension is 1011)
3424 S State St, Chicago, 60616 (In IIT Building)

  • Don't worry chuy garcia will have that seat soon,and rahm can stop fake being a plutocrat

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    We have heard rumors that Chug Garcia, is coming to the Historic Bronzeville community, to present his mayoral campaign agenda in December!

    We hope the Garcia campaign agenda outreach strategy, will include inclusive objectives and community organizing tactics that will involve Bronzeville & Pilsen resident stakeholders in bottom_up collaborative community...

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    We have heard rumors that Chug Garcia, is coming to the Historic Bronzeville community, to present his mayoral campaign agenda in December!

    We hope the Garcia campaign agenda outreach strategy, will include inclusive objectives and community organizing tactics that will involve Bronzeville & Pilsen resident stakeholders in bottom_up collaborative community development strategies, that promote and market both neighboring communities simultaneously, as emerging internationally significant, authentic heritage tourism destinations that build human capacity, create new businesses that generate wealth at the grassroots community level and ads cultural diversity to Chicago funded tourism attractions!!! :-)

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Updated 7 hours ago

LA Fitness open at Lake Meadows

Very nice facility...latest equipment, swimming pool but no basketball court. Another sign that Bronzeville is on its way up! Check it out...

  • Disgusted Democrat Disgusted Democrat

    The fact that they would build a pool vs a basketball court is a sign that that the demographic is targeted for future clients currently not living in BV. A new squash facility and tennis facility is going up in Woodlawn. Any progress is good but makes one go Hmmmmm.

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Lgbt Neighbors In Bridgeport Chicago

We are your fellow neighbors

Come join us :)

Allies welcome!

Everybody is welcome doesn't matter were you live.

We are your Southside LGBTQ resource.

www.lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

info@lgbtneighborsinbridgeportchicago.org

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Any questions contact us please feel free.

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Pop-Up Shop Spots Available!

If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, accessory or fashion designer, food specialist, or other small vendor, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network...

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If you are a crafter, artisan, artist, accessory or fashion designer, food specialist, or other small vendor, we have a few spots left for the Small Business Saturday Pop Up Shop at Free Range Office on Nov. 29th from 12pm-5pm. As a Wicker Park-Bucktown Neighborhood Champion, we've partnered with American Express to offer a way for small crafters, artists and other vendors to participate in the #ShopSmall campaign. Come get exposure for your wares, meet other small business owners, network and sell! All participants will be included in our #ShopSmall social media and promotions campaign.

Vendor spaces are only $75 and include the business networking brunch, a table and two chairs. Vendors can call 312-725-3063 or email for the registration form: info@freerangeoffice.com

The business networking brunch from 12pm-1pm, and the Pop-Up Shop runs until 5pm. These events are free to the public. To attend register here:

https://smallbizsatpopupshop.eventbrite.com

3 days ago

Fourth Ward Newsletter | November 21, 2014

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

Nov 18

Updated 3 days ago

Hi Neighbor's

I'm new to this if any have free used/new baby items u don't need let me know I need them badly. Thanks

  • If you don't mind me asking, what age/gender? Or are you just looking for general items

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Jan 06 2012

Updated 4 days ago

Coyote On Metra Tracks

Just a heads up to everyone out there. I heard a howling noise right now, and even before I looked, I told my husband, "I bet that was a coyote." Sure enough, I looked out our door, and there was a coyote on the Metra tracks. This was near 54th and Cornell. So I guess they're venturing further south??? Is there anyone that I'm supposed to call and report this to, or is it just a case of letting them wander around? Worried for the little doggies around here.

  • There have been coyote sightings in Washington Park, Jackson Park and even in Harold Washington Park the last few years.
    They normally roam during the hours of darkness and avoid humans. If you see one wave your arms and they will move on.

  • I used to let my cat outdoors until he came home one morning with a his tail frayed and infected. His tail was so damaged that it had to be amputated. The vet said that it appeared he was attacked by another animal such as a cat,raccoon,or opossum. Please keep you cat indoors! My cat still whines by the back door,wanting to go outside,even though he has been neutered.

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51st and Cornell?

Anyone know why the flood of police cars on Cornell between 51st and 53rd?

  • If you read the article, this is an accidental shooting, not a murder.

  • The initial Trib article didn't make that clear, but yes, that seems to be the case.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE 5 PLUMBING FIXTURES, REPAIR\REPLACE DRWYALL, ELECTRICAL PERMIT # 100568030 ISSUED 11/18/2014, REPLACE WINDOWS, DOORS, FLOORING. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING.

    5404 S. Drexel Ave. Issued November 19, 2014 Comment

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Harper and 57th

Anyone know whats going on at 57th and Harper? There's no parking, green cones everywhere, and security (people with yellow vests that say "security") walking around.

6 days ago

Tenants Rights

I need tenants who have complaints about landlords/slumlords, property managers, city services, lack of adequate heat and essential services, CHA, etc to contact me at
MTOHOTLINE9@TENANTS-RIGHTS.ORG and let me know what issues they are dealing with. They can also call Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) at 773-292-4988 between teh hours of 1pm-5pm Monday thru Friday and have a hotline counselor help them.
Thanks,
C Starks

Oct 20

Updated 6 days ago

Chanel

What we need is a commitment in our neighbor from the mayor and our aldermen to enforce tenant rights and stop letting these slumlords pay them off to avoid taking their assessment to housing court instead of administrative hearings. They are the cause of poor CHA housing. I'm tired of hearing about low income people living in Bronzeville and we should only have home owners and black owned businesses here. Most black folks are low income because it's good for white folks and black people who think they have made it.

  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    I'd like to know more about the administrative hearing process as opposed to housing court. Maybe we could meet for coffee. I think class-ism is a problem in this area. The condition flourishes when people on both sides of the divide are too self interested. If the low income residents...

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    I'd like to know more about the administrative hearing process as opposed to housing court. Maybe we could meet for coffee. I think class-ism is a problem in this area. The condition flourishes when people on both sides of the divide are too self interested. If the low income residents are pushed out, the same process will be used to displace the middle income folks when more affluent people want the area. Walmart is not a high end retailer, the current level of development seems to have a high regard for the low income dollars, I suggest we have respect for the low income people.

  • @jeffrey booker: Im sorry for not answering you when you commented but I really get tired of social media sometimes and make comments and go on with my life (smile). I would be happy to meet with you over a cup of coffee. Also, know that I am a hotline volunteer for Metropolitan Tenants Organization and I hear all kinds of horror stories from all classes of people about landlords, city services, CHA, etc. Let's meet and discuss. Email me at cstarbea830@yahoo.com.

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Nov 11

Updated Nov 19

Jimmy's Foods on 35th Closed?

I saw the public notice sign in the window. I can't express how happy I am that this gang hang out is closed. I truly hope it is permanent.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Response from 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell:

    Harold,

    At last night's townhall meeting, Bernita Johnson Gabriel gave a presentation on all the work and improvements happening on 47th Street. In addition to TIF dollars earmarked to 47th Street to support the redevelopment of the Rosenwald, Bronzeville Artists Lofts, Gallery Guichard,...

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    Response from 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell:

    Harold,

    At last night's townhall meeting, Bernita Johnson Gabriel gave a presentation on all the work and improvements happening on 47th Street. In addition to TIF dollars earmarked to 47th Street to support the redevelopment of the Rosenwald, Bronzeville Artists Lofts, Gallery Guichard, Streetscape and new sidewalk improvements, and SBIF grants for example, Bernita also spoke of Special Service Area funds for street cleaning, facade upgrades, transit station improvements and general support of the indigenous businesses along the corridor. Sandra Bivens of the 51st Street Business Association will be giving a presentation of the work along 51st Street at the next meeting.

    City funds have been allocated and will continue to support indigenous businesses who apply for the grant dollars or other financial support for new or expansion projects such as the Cuisine of the Diaspora, The Renaissance Collaborative and others.

    By the way, no public dollars have been used to promote the redevelopment of Garfield Boulevard except for the resurfacing of Garfield from King Drive to Normal and the CTA infrastructure improvements at the Garfield Station. All the investment in projects like the Washington Park Arts Incubator, Currency Exchange cafe, the Garden Pavillion and the soon to be constructed Dunkin Donuts at Garfield and State are all private sector investments and have no federal or local tax dollars in them. As you know, 61st and Cottage Grove is not in the Ward and I cannot comment on this area.

    Ald. Dowell

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Dear Alderman Dowell, thank you for your prompt and in depth response. If it is alright with you, I will post this information on Everyblock for the general public in Bronzeville.

    Bronzeville Visitor Information Center will be submitting a Illinois Coastal grant proposal on December 15, 2014 for a Bronzeville/35th...

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    Dear Alderman Dowell, thank you for your prompt and in depth response. If it is alright with you, I will post this information on Everyblock for the general public in Bronzeville.

    Bronzeville Visitor Information Center will be submitting a Illinois Coastal grant proposal on December 15, 2014 for a Bronzeville/35th Street Illinois Main Street project, that will focus on developing a patriots pavilion at the west end of the new 35th Street bridge installation and formation of a 35th SSA to assist area youth, IIT IPRO students, existing businesses and civic associations on the east 35th Street commercial business corridor between Stewart Avenue on the west and the lakefront on the east. If we are not mistaken your 3rd ward geographic boundary area begins on 35th West of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and extends into the Fuller Park/ Armour Square community west of the Dan Ryan expressway..

    Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council, as a 501c3 not-for-profit Destination Marketing Organization for the historic Bronzeville community, will be respectfully seeking a letter of support for the Coastal grant proposal from your 3rd Ward Aldermanic office..

    Virtually,

    Harold L. Lucas

    1-773-819-2054

    www.bviconline.info

Oct 13

Updated Nov 19

Kenyan Wins Chicago Marathon.... Again!

Did anyone else notice that a Black African Kenya runner won the Chicago marathon again! What's that?! Like the last 20 Chicago, New York, Boston Marathons have all been won by these Kenyans, like every *(#*$ year!
:-)
I thought we were supposed to have some type of home court, Chicago advantage as the race conditions were wet and rather cool/cold. Surely these mountain, warm weather Black African runners from Kenya shouldn't be able to do so well on a...

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Did anyone else notice that a Black African Kenya runner won the Chicago marathon again! What's that?! Like the last 20 Chicago, New York, Boston Marathons have all been won by these Kenyans, like every *(#*$ year!
:-)
I thought we were supposed to have some type of home court, Chicago advantage as the race conditions were wet and rather cool/cold. Surely these mountain, warm weather Black African runners from Kenya shouldn't be able to do so well on a cold, wet Chicago October Sunday. But what happens....

Kenyans win again!

Did anyone in Bronzeville see any of the race when it went through Bronzeville?

Are the Kenyans doing something secret - have Kenya African lions chase them in key stretches of the race?

What's going on here!

:-)

  • JD Independent Candidate for 20th Ward Alderman

    "Seems like most everything in 1968 was like that - hostile, menacing, everybody angry."

    I can see how one might get that impression. Revolution is like that. The murders of MLK and RFK (among others) would certainly be more than enough to incite anger.

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I am contacting Chicago City Council members to change the date of the Chicago marathon to mid November - with wind chills below 0 F let's see how successful these Kenyans are extreme Chicago cold.

    Maybe some runner from North Dakota can finally end the domination of the Kenyans in our Chicago!

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