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Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

Alderman Willie Cochran, you've been posting ALLEGATIONS about your 20th Ward RUNOFF Opponent, KEVIN M. BAILEY, but, YOU'VE NOT ACCEPTED THREE (3) PUBLIC DEBATES TO DATE!

Air your allegations and claims publicly before 20th Ward Voting Constituents and let's get at THE TRUTH AND NOTHING, BUT, THE TRUTH SO HELP US GOD!

Alderman Cochran, STOP DECLINING DEBATES scheduled by the media for you and KEVIN M. BAILEY!

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Few details in Kimbark shooting

A woman was shot while sitting in a parked car at 62nd Street and Kimbark Avenue on Wednesday.

Chicago Police News Affairs said a 46-year-old African American woman sustained a gunshot wound to the right arm and left hand after she was shot at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. The car she was seated in was parked on the 6200 block of South Kimbark Avenue at the time.

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1 killed, 6 wounded in Wednesday shootings

About 2:15 p.m. in the Woodlawn neighborhood, shots rang out in the 6200 block of South Kimbark, police said. A woman inside a vehicle was struck in the right arm and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

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About 5:40 p.m., a 25-year-old man got in to a physical altercation with a group of people inside a home in the 5200 block of West Fullerton, police said.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the back in the 4300 block of South State, police said. He later walked into the University of Chicago's Mitchell Hospital and was listed in fair condition.

...Oak Park about 1:45 p.m. and told investigators the shooting happened in the 5500 block of West Washington, police said. He was listed in good condition, police said...

Just before 11 a.m. in Chatham, a man was shot in the chest in the 1000 block of East 81st Street in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

The man, a documented gang member, said he was shot in the right side of his torso in the 7100 block of South Eberhart, police said. He was not cooperating with investigators.

A 30-year-old man was driving near the intersection of Belmont and Linder when his vehicle collided with another, police said. He got into an argument with the...

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Man shot to death on Northwest Side

She was sitting in a car in the 6200 block of South Kimbark Avenue about 2:15 p.m. when shots were fired, police said.

Police found her in the 6300 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. Paramedics took her to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with wounds to her right arm and left hand. No one is in custody, and detectives are investigating.

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The man was shot in the abdomen and wrist about 5:35 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Fullerton Avenue and pronounced dead on the scene, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

The man was with several other people at the Dunkin' Donuts, 5201 W. Fullerton, when a group of people started hitting the window, trying to get the man and...

In a South Side shooting, an 18-year-old man walked into University of Chicago’s Mitchell Hospital around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the back, according to police. He told police he was shot in the 4300 block of South State Street, in the Grand Boulevard area.

Around 1:44 p.m., a 22-year-old man was wounded in a shootingin the 5500 block of West Washington Boulevard in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

The shooting happened about 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of East 81st Street, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

The man was in the 7100 block of South Eberhart Avenue when he was shot in the upper right area of his torso, Gaines said.

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People of Forrestville...Let's join together !

If you reside on Forrestville Ave ( in Bronzeville ) , I invite you to join us. We want clean, safe streets with "curb appeal ". We communicate virtually, so...you don't have to go to meetings. We can collaborate and improve our area.

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Work out partner

I am in need of a workout partner I cannot afford a facility to attend but I am willing to meet and workout in the park and other public places...

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Updated Mar 19

What's wrong with a bicycle tax?

With the amount of money spent to make Chicago "cyclist friendly," what's wrong with charging a bicycle tax? Those who drive pay annually for city stickers. Why shouldn't cyclists have to do the same?

  • Happy making better choices

    I am actually part tree hugger so although I really don't like bikers in the street, I appreciate that mode of transportation and own a bike myself. My old bike had turn signals and everything. I was comfy on the sidewalk and followed the rules. I called out as I...

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    I am actually part tree hugger so although I really don't like bikers in the street, I appreciate that mode of transportation and own a bike myself. My old bike had turn signals and everything. I was comfy on the sidewalk and followed the rules. I called out as I was set to pass ppl and was kind to walkers. This is not the average biker of today so putting them in the street irritates me. Between watching for rude bikers and folks slamming on their brakes at red lightcamera intersections, my peaceful driving experience can be tense some days. When I do ride, I drive over to the lake path then unload my bike to cruise around there. No venom

  • Happy,
    I'm sorry for your anecdotal experience. I'm sure you know that the majority of bikers are probably courteous like you. There may be a contingent of morons who are not but I would like to think this isn't the majority. Motor vehicles and bikes share the same roadways in many of the world's major cities. I'm sure that can also be the case here. Education and accountability are key 😌

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Feb 27 2014

Updated Mar 17

A Clean(er) Block in Just 5 Minutes a Day

If you care what your neighborhood looks like but it's plagued by excessive littering, i have a simple challenge for you. And no lame excuses, I don't want to hear how busy you are, we can all spare 5 minutes a day, as well as a grocery bag.

So here's the challenge: Everyday walk up and down your block for 5 minutes picking up every piece of trash you see. Do this for a week and you are likely to...

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If you care what your neighborhood looks like but it's plagued by excessive littering, i have a simple challenge for you. And no lame excuses, I don't want to hear how busy you are, we can all spare 5 minutes a day, as well as a grocery bag.

So here's the challenge: Everyday walk up and down your block for 5 minutes picking up every piece of trash you see. Do this for a week and you are likely to see enough of a difference, that proves it's worth a continued effort.

As you put in your 5 minutes a day you might hear an inner voice that says something like; "This is beneath you.", "You have better things to do with my time." and/or "You'll look like a crazy street person." Ignore the 'trash talk' and instead say to yourself "I'm ashamed of living on a block that looks so bad.", "This is so simple and easy... a preschooler could do it." and the inevitable logical conclusion in question "WTF is wrong with people?" I prefer/recommend some variation of the later... anger is a great motivator. ;D

Now if you happen to be a doggie-parent, you have zero excuse for at least picking up glass-bottles* as you go on your daily walk around the block... being that roughly a quarter of your time is spent idly standing and waiting for your pup to sniff and pee every other tree, shrub and light pole.

*Note: to decrease the chances of glass shards cutting paws

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    WOW you have great neighbors. No one comes out to help me and very few pickup litter in their own front yard. My guess is many if not all, are a bit too uppity to stoop so low. Literally and figuratively speaking, picking up trash is beneath them. ;D

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Keep up the good work. I salute you all and join in the effort.

Mar 17

ServiceWorks needs success coaches!

ServiceWorks is looking for success coaches to act as mentors for students at Gage Park High School! If you are looking to make a difference and willing to commit to Thursdays for ten weeks starting April 16 to June 11, then we highly encourage you to participate. Please look at the details below for more information:

Success Coaches must:

-Must be experienced professionals (1+ experience)
-Be willing to commit to mentoring youth on Thursdays between the hours of 12:20-1:20pm for 10 weeks.
-Attend an orientation. Orientations typically take place weekday evenings after 5pm.
-Experience volunteering/working with youth is a plus, but not needed
- Skype option is available, but limited.

Interested? contact: serviceworks@casacentral.org

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Poetry Slam Submissions Due March 31st First Prize $125

Email Poetry Submissions to: apollobrewer@sbcglobal.net
Poetry Slam Friday, April 17th
Grand Crossing Park
7655 S Ingleside South Gym 6:00pm
You must reside in Woodlawn, Grand Crossing, Chatham or Park Manor
You must be 13 - 19 years old

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DIY Project: Litter Picks

To encourage my neighbors to help pick up litter on the block I have handed out at least a dozen picks over the past five years... yet i have never seen one put to use, or even the evidence of one put to use. You may have a better caliber of neighbor living on your block... so here's an easy (5 simple steps) and cheap (25 cents a piece) DIY project:

Take a few shortcuts via alleys during the week...

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To encourage my neighbors to help pick up litter on the block I have handed out at least a dozen picks over the past five years... yet i have never seen one put to use, or even the evidence of one put to use. You may have a better caliber of neighbor living on your block... so here's an easy (5 simple steps) and cheap (25 cents a piece) DIY project:

Take a few shortcuts via alleys during the week and you'll find plenty of old beat up and broken brooms/shovels/rakes. Take them home and salvage only the wood handles. Grab a pack of the longest galvanized nails they have at the hardware store. I highly recommend Menard's 8" nails that you see in the attached photo http://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/pole-barn-post-frame-materials/pole-barn-nails/grip-fast-80d-galvanized-pole-barn-nail-8-pcs-box/p-1459104-c-8769.htm . If you go with a different nail, just make sure it's ribbed like the one in the photo. The ribs help keep the litter from sliding off the nail/pick.

First step: Sharpen the tip of the nail.
Second: Cut off the tail of the nail with a metal grinder or saw
Third: Drill a one inch deep hole in one end of the wood stick/handle.
Forth: Squeeze a little Gorilla Glue or Liquid Nails into the hole.
Fifth: Insert blunt end of nail into hole and let dry over night.
...and WaaLaa you have yourself a sturdy professional grade pick. Now get out there and have some fun harpooning a whale's worth of trash.

Note: After some use, they get dull. For a quick fix, drag them at an angle on the sidewalk to maintain a piercing tip. For a longer lasting tip, always avoid picking up anything off a hard surface, it's the quickest way to dull your point. Kick your 'target' to a soft surface area, ie grass or dirt, before piercing.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Thanks for the confirmation AJ, i've noticed the same thing. I think it has in part to do with the expectation that someone else will pick up after you ie landlord or weekly maintenance crew. Where as a home owner is accustomed to be responsible for everything.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Good idea.

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Wooflawn Support for Southside Dog Parks

Dear Fellow Wooflawn Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown...

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Dear Fellow Wooflawn Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown marion.brown@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreDogBeach
and Bronzeville's Buckthorn Park led by Ephraim Lee xhle@hotmail.com

On a related note; if anyone has any old toys their pup has lost interest in, consider giving them a second life by donating them to one of the dog parks... also any grocery bags for the bag dispensers would also be greatly appreciated.

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