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Mayor, Alderman Burns, Fioretti, Dowell, what are your plans for dealing with all this Crime

It seems that this is getting way out of hand and what's scary is you seem to have no plan in place or one that you are considering. This is getting bad, real bad. I do not want to be a prisoner in my home. This past Saturday there was a running gun battle on the 3600 block and 3500 block of Giles at 3:00p with all type of people milling about, are the gangs running the city, are we helpless in our response to this? Your number one responsibility is the safety of your constituents. I want to thank you in advance for your response to these concerns.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Hey African American political neophytes, who are symbiotically tied to the Democratic party, do you now better understand what racial deconcentration is all about....'Spatial Deconcentration' by Yolanda Ward - ABC No Rio ...
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    Spatial Deconcentration was first published as part of a collection of notes for a national housing activists' conference held in Washington, D.C. No more than ...
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  • West loop realist Teacher political operative

    If you vote Rahm Emanuel in YOU are the problem. The black community must rise up and support Fioretti not Emanuel's shill Jesus garcia.

Jun 22

Updated 12 hours ago

Are public masks against the law?

I've been spending a lot of time in the restaurants, bars in the new 53rd street Hyatt Hotel complex. Lots of nice, new folks from all over.

There was a nice group of soccer fans from Ghana Africa, who were disappointed their team lost to the USA, but everyone was a good sport.

Them I saw something that kind of unnerved me.

A driver in a packed car was in a full Islamic garb with a very distinct face mask...

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I've been spending a lot of time in the restaurants, bars in the new 53rd street Hyatt Hotel complex. Lots of nice, new folks from all over.

There was a nice group of soccer fans from Ghana Africa, who were disappointed their team lost to the USA, but everyone was a good sport.

Them I saw something that kind of unnerved me.

A driver in a packed car was in a full Islamic garb with a very distinct face mask disguise. The person was probably female, but it could just as well have been a smaller man in disguise.

I know the nation of France has banned this type of dress and England has rules that official IDs like Drivers Licenses have to include uncovered faces.

My question is. What are Chicago laws regarding going around in public in masks? I doubt banks allow this. What about just driving a car. Police and witnesses can't describe a suspect in an accident or in a crime.

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Mike, there are some degrees of Islam and with women's dress. A scarf is a first step, kind of like wearing a Catholic cross. Then there are masks and then the full burka. I am against the masks and full burka and support the secular Republic of Turkey and France laws banning the burka.

    Also, it isn't just a question of "laws" - it's also custom and culture, supporting good things, opposing bars things like people being mean to old people.

  • AndiJ Hyde Parker since '78

    Why are you against them so strongly?

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Oct 13

Updated 31 hours ago

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!
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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!

:-)

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I Remeber the controversy with Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

    Seems like most everything in 1968 was like that - hostile, menacing, everybody angry. I like that song "hey children what's that sound everybody look what's going down... Nobody is right, if everybody's wrong"

  • 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.

Aug 29

Updated 44 hours ago

Good Time Sports Bar on 35th

Does anyone know anything about the Good Time Sports Bar on 35th near Indiana?

The name showed up on the awning on the side of the building recently so I did some searching online and found news about recent permits and a facebook page that doesn't have much info - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Time-Sports-Bar/429506427185076?sk=page_map

If this place ends up being nice and service is good they are going to do very well. I know I will be a regular! :)

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I hope it is a good success and safe "good times" are had by all....

    Just recommend having some screening of customers. Don't let in any known gang bangers, trouble makers, guys wearing their pants below their butts. Also, don't let in any of my relatives - they are sure to ruin the reputation of any establishment!

    :-)

  • Chacho Chi guy in ChiTown

    I was there this past weekend, sadly, nothing to rave about. No good beer selections, nothing on tap. It was an older, quiet crowd. There was group of healthcare workers having a good time.

    Good thing about the place, there is a bouncer screening customers. So, no hooligans, gang bangers or thugs inside. By the time I left a DJ was setting up. I believe the place is owned by the liquor store owners, who are middle eastern. Bottom line, won't be going back.

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Police Activity between 51st and 55th?

Around 6:10pm tonight, I was on a southbound Metra train, stopped at 47th. The conductor announced that we were to remain in the station indefinitely and that all trains were halted, due to what he said was police activity between 51st and 55th Streets. I got off the train and walked from 47th to 53rd and didn't see anything out of the ordinary around the 51st or 53rd Street Metra stations. Anyone have any idea what was going on?

  • There was a robbery at about 54th and Hyde Park and I believe the UCPD chased suspects westbound--I think they were caught a few blocks west of the tracks.

    Robbery 5400 S. Hyde Park (Public Way) 10/27/14 5:44 PM 10/27/14 5:40 PM Three suspects used force to take book bag from a victim walking on the sidewalk off campus / UCPD officers arrested a suspect and recovered the victim's property Arrest D00940

  • Ah, thank you! I had been look at the news to see what happened, but could never find anything.

Oct 21

Updated 2 days ago

Spotlight on "Bronzeville"

This past weekend they held an open house where places of historical importance and buildings that are architecturally significant were opened for observation for all interested parties. Well you need not remind those of us who call this home that this would be a glorious revelation for anyone who had no experience in this area of the city, and we did not disappoint, all over the media are stunning pictures and reports from the people who came here this past...

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This past weekend they held an open house where places of historical importance and buildings that are architecturally significant were opened for observation for all interested parties. Well you need not remind those of us who call this home that this would be a glorious revelation for anyone who had no experience in this area of the city, and we did not disappoint, all over the media are stunning pictures and reports from the people who came here this past weekend to discover what we already knew. Something I have known all along is this, there is a marvelous history here and tho some may not be interested in mentioning it less alone preserving it, but remember when you to do not know where you came from you will never understand where you are going.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Yes,Juan in south loop and white democrats and republicans in Chicago need to stop practicing institutional racism and patronage politics!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Did you read the clout city article or the Sun-Times editorial yesterday?

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Apr 19

Updated 3 days ago

Hyde Park Thank State Representative Curry for Limiting Your Transportation Options

Several weeks ago the Illinois House of Representatives voted on HB 4075. The bill was bought and paid for by the taxi and commercial auto insurance industry and would place draconian regulations on the ridesharing industry Areas such as Hyde Park, which is designated by the City of Chicago, as an underserved community by the taxi industry, has residents who regularly use ridesharing companies Uber,Lyft, and Sidecar for critical transportation needs. Although her constituents use these services State Rep Barbara Curry supported the bill that would limit ridesharing in Chicago while protecting the taxi industry.
http://www.illinoispolicy.org/the-6-worst-things-about-illinois-proposed-ridesharing-law/

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Updated 3 days ago

For rent: Filth

Saw a studio for rent on the UofC marketplace website. It was in the University Park Condos and on the top floor...for $675! Too good to be true, right? I had to check it out.
http://marketplace.uchicago.edu/upc-studio-for-675-month

Went there and walked in, the place was filthy, outdated, there was grease and dust on every air vent cover. The kitchen was a mess. Old food in between vintage cabinets and appliances. Pots and pans, full of crust and yuck, were on display...

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Saw a studio for rent on the UofC marketplace website. It was in the University Park Condos and on the top floor...for $675! Too good to be true, right? I had to check it out.
http://marketplace.uchicago.edu/upc-studio-for-675-month

Went there and walked in, the place was filthy, outdated, there was grease and dust on every air vent cover. The kitchen was a mess. Old food in between vintage cabinets and appliances. Pots and pans, full of crust and yuck, were on display everywhere. The bathroom was just as bad, moldy and crusty.

Still, this could all be fixed, I just need to talk to the landlord...I am sure they could be reasonable enough to help offset the cleaning costs and maybe update the place a little bit while I settle in to a long-term lease...because that would be the right way to do things.

Except, the little UofC turd wanted me to also buy the feces furniture ($670!) he had been suckered into buying from the last guy. At least, that's his story. He wouldn't let me talk to the landlord about anything (lease,deposit,etc) until I bought the scat. Plus, he wanted to leave his personal stuff there for a month or two!

I imagined the landlord as someone who is either too old, too naive or too apathetic to realize what they are letting go on. If I owned a condo in that building, on that floor, I would raise a bigger stink than what is coming out of there already.

But, this guy is just a student. So long-time residents (who aren't property owners) will just have to go with the flow. The flow of being pushed out of the neighborhood, or into less than favorable conditions.

"Unacceptable!" -Brandon Marshall

  • GRD GRD

    As a former property manager of condo associations the fault is with the Board of Directors. Since it seems the board has changed companies, the companies they've hired aren't fulfilling their role. Or, the board may not know how to manage the management company. Mistakes are ether micro-managing or no...

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    As a former property manager of condo associations the fault is with the Board of Directors. Since it seems the board has changed companies, the companies they've hired aren't fulfilling their role. Or, the board may not know how to manage the management company. Mistakes are ether micro-managing or no involvement. If a board does not follow through on their rules, by holding appropriate meetings and fining owners for not following the rules, a building suffers. Associations also must have reasonable rules, if move in fees or deposits are too high, people will try to bypass them.

    In a condo it's not the management companies job to manage the rentals unless they're getting a fee for it. The management company will or should advise the owner of any rule violations, this doesn't matter if it is an owner occupied unit or tenant occupied. There have been times when I've had owners behave worse than tenants. If a tenant is a problem, I always went after the owner to get it right.

    In any event, the board dictates the duties and responsibilities of the management company, bad/lazy boards don't care, some management companies will stay on and do the minimum, others will resign because they don't have the authority and cooperation from the board that they need to do the job well.

  • Is this thread about the toaster buildings in the middle of 55th, Dorchester, etc.? I certainly hope this owner/renter are anomalies given the folks I know who live there.,

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Charles Barkley Does a Bill Cosby

I went to college at Vanderbilt University in Tennessesee. Vanderbilt is in the SEC along with football and basketball powerhouses like Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Auburn.

I was a good basketball player, but if I made the Vanderbilt team I would have had to guard the likes of Dominique Wilkens and Charles Barkley - "The Round Mound of Rebound". I was good, but I wasn't that good!

I have always liked Charles Barkley and he has always been outspoken and...

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I went to college at Vanderbilt University in Tennessesee. Vanderbilt is in the SEC along with football and basketball powerhouses like Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Auburn.

I was a good basketball player, but if I made the Vanderbilt team I would have had to guard the likes of Dominique Wilkens and Charles Barkley - "The Round Mound of Rebound". I was good, but I wasn't that good!

I have always liked Charles Barkley and he has always been outspoken and surprisingly loyal to his home state of Alabama. Charles once threatened to run for Governor of Alabama as ...

A Republican!

Yesterday Charles Barkley defended a Black NFL player who was being criticised by his teammates for not "acting Black enough" ie, for being intelligent, well spoken, not acting like a thug, criminal etc. I thought Charles' comments were right, but of course very controversial. Bill Cosby once said similar things and lots of people tried to ruin his life.

Here's the link to the Charles Barkley interview:

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/charles-barkley-slams-unintelligent-brainwashed-black-people-holding-211400408.html

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Fourth Ward Newsletter: October 24, 2014

Learn about all the things happening here in the Fourth Ward: http://goo.gl/y4I8eO

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Oct 24

Updated 5 days ago

The Hottest Coffee House on the Planet awaits you.....

Come see what all the Buzz is about at Sip & Savor Bronzeville, join us for Spectacular coffee and teas, great music, free Wi-Fi, all wrapped up in a classy and elegant atmosphere. Meet interesting people engage in some intense networking and fun!
Sip and Savor Coffee House...."Where Coffee and Community Meet"

  • Hi Trez, was there yesterday,spoke with you and your insurance guy!!! Love the vibes in your place, have been waiting for your return!! Welcome back, again!!!

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    Welcome back, Trez! I'm sure that Sip & Savor Bronzeville will be frequented by us all. Your prices are great, customer service is excellent and the staff is well trained. A winning combination!

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