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  • Give Choice a Chance

    Ms. King is asking for $438.26:
    My students need materials like blocks and play food for their daily choice time, items that are very popular with students!
    Carnegie Elementary School Comment

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MidNight Circus Tour begins in 24 Hours!

Midnight Circus at Grand Crossing Park
7655 South Ingleside - Plenty of Security
This Saturday and Sunday Admission $5
August 30th and August 31st at 4pm

New Life Covenant Southeast Will give a free Bookbag/w Supplies to each school age youth attending the Circus!

Don't Miss It! Voted Best in Family Entertainment!

Purchase Tickets at the Door or Online:
www.Circusintheparks.org

See you at the circus!

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  • Benefits of Play-Doh at Work

    Mrs. Halvorsen is asking for $262.51:
    My students need play-doh, play-doh design tools and alphabet and number building cards.
    Carnegie Elementary School Comment

Mar 05

Updated 2 days ago

Keeping a Close Eye on CPD's Glenn Evans

I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot...

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I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot potato. If anyone knows his current tour-of-duty please let me know. I want to insure that his past follows him and catches up with him sooner then later.. As of yet, to the best of my research, he has been named a defendant in six different lawsuits over the course of his career.

Sources:

http://www.lawsja.com/blog/2013/03/another-excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-against-cpd-commander-glenn-evans.shtml

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/abusing-badge#.UxcucIUhQcI

http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/investigations/Millions-Paid-to-Settle-Police-Misconduct-Suits/149775635

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Building the World Around Us

    Mrs. Halvorsen is asking for $1100.95:
    My students need new blocks so they make more elaborate buildings and creations.
    Carnegie Elementary School Comment
  • Back to School Bonanza!

    Ms. Roop is asking for $315.78:
    My students need toys that are developmentally appropriate and stimulate their curiosity. They need paint, blocks, and play food.
    Carnegie Elementary School Comment

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Store It Away!

    Mrs. Roberson is asking for $374.42:
    My students need a storage unit and clear bins to identify math manipulatives used to support their understanding and provide a visual representation of complex ideas .
    Carnegie Elementary School Comment
  • Craaazy for a Carpet

    Ms. King is asking for $607.27:
    My students need a classroom meeting rug. I teach 28 inner-city kindergarteners. I encourage my students to think outside the box, but I need them to sit in one.
    Carnegie Elementary School Comment

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Updated Aug 20

fear

My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen...

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My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen to me so i feel that no one cares anymore about the community's on the Southside they treat everyone like criminals what should we do?alderman Cochran is no good for us he doesn't return calls and he's not doing anything to help his community ljs

  • Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us....

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    Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us. There are ways that many of us can do to combat violence: positive loitering,( gangbangers and drug dealers stray away from blocks that have roaming eyes) attend Beat meetings to voice our complaints (I am disappointed when I see only 15 attendees at every meeting,most of whom are elderly.),call the police constantly to complain of illegal activity. Continue to reach out to the police concerning your incident so that they may take it seriously. Find out the name of the detective assigned to your case.

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Reclaim Chicago! (reclaimchicago.org)

Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure...

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Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure that they get elected.

In order to give citizens throughout the city an input on what issues are most important to them and what they would like to see changed in Chicago, we have created a website where you can say why you want to reclaim Chicago. All you need to do is go to reclaimchicago.org and submit some personal information and a sentence describing what you want to see changed. This only takes a few minutes, and it would be great to get some representation from Woodlawn!

Also, if you're interested in learning more about the People's Lobby and our potential candidates, or getting involved, let me know!

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Aug 18

  • Playing with Play-Doh!

    Ms. Friedl is asking for $271.54:
    My students need play-doh, play-doh number and letter stamps and alphabet and number building cards.
    John Fiske Elementary School Comment

Aug 17

Updated Aug 17

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Inspired by Robust; Members of the family that opened Greenline once worked at Robust... and another former employee of Robust went on to open Kusanya Cafe in Englewood. http://www.yelp.com/biz/kusanya-cafe-chicago So no matter how one feels about Robust, they deserve kudos for training and showing other entrepreneurs that you can be successful selling coffee in the hood.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 17

The Resurfacing of Cottage Grove

...just another prime example of how
"We're Getting Things Done"... BACKWARDS!

Nearly 4 lanes wide, 10 blocks in length, worth of road in good condition replaced... when there are hundreds of potholes throughout the ward that still need to be filled?

photo source: taken and compiled this morning

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    do u recall the construction 63rd? UofChicago had most streets in this area a mess. this was before the resurfacing. My car lost a tire. so I am in complete agreement with the project. It was needed.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    We must be talking about two totally different stretches of 63rd. This was a huge waste of resources which are direly needed elsewhere.

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Aug 14

Nike’s World Basketball Festival stops in Chicago

The festival starts today right on the edge of Woodlawn at 63rd Street’s Beach House and runs through Saturday. The festivities include basketball challenges, youth clinics, pro...

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Updated Aug 14

Look Out for the Knock-Out Game

In the fall of last year, quite a few reports were covering a new sadistic hit-and-run trend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjP39MS_GYk A sick twisted 'game' of sucker punch, where the object is to run up on an unsuspecting stranger and knock them out with one calculated hit to the head. In neighborhoods like ours we see each spring a surge in crime. Be on your guard, don't be a target of this new 'game', it's likely to resurface. Recently there were reports that show it may already be making a comeback. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-shows-sucker-punch-attacks-mass-street-article-1.1617823 http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/teens-attack-brooklyn-woman-knockout-game-article-1.1711154

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