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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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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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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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  • 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.

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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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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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"Absolutely No Outside Food !"

Apparently in neighborhoods like ours, cafes and restaurants have to contend with such blatant tresspasses. ie see attached pick and read recent related post chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jul23-customer-service-issue-robust-coffee-6274096/

I suppose this shouldn't surprise anyone who is familiar with all the other typical sophomoric nonsense we find parading around us. ie sagging pants, litter, vandalism, obnoxiously loud music playing at any hour, day or night etc. The fact that such common sense has to be announced as a policy just shows you how cluelessly...

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Apparently in neighborhoods like ours, cafes and restaurants have to contend with such blatant tresspasses. ie see attached pick and read recent related post chicago.everyblock.com/announcements/jul23-customer-service-issue-robust-coffee-6274096/

I suppose this shouldn't surprise anyone who is familiar with all the other typical sophomoric nonsense we find parading around us. ie sagging pants, litter, vandalism, obnoxiously loud music playing at any hour, day or night etc. The fact that such common sense has to be announced as a policy just shows you how cluelessly self-absorbed our youth and adult-children are but to find such basic requirements of etiquette/common-courtesy to be offensive is just beyond me.

There is a business proverbial "wisdom" that states "the customer is always right" but here in the hood i'd venture to say that "the customer is often wrong". I have a lot of respect for 'mom and pops', It takes a stellar work ethic and a tremendous amount of courage to open your own business, especially a restaurant (one of the riskiest ventures) and even more so to do so in a rough neighborhood.

These are qualities we should be pushing our kids to emulate, but Instead it seems as if we are advocating the polar opposite. The proof is as clear as the writing on the wall (see attached pic).

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