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Updated 12 hours ago

The fight is not over, It has just begun.

The was a rally protesting the closing of Simeon's Auto and electrical shops. This can not take place. The buck stops at the mayors' feet and Ald. Brookins is again asleep at the switch. If we lose these shops the mayor and alderman will pay at the polls.

  • U.S. universities had, on average, one counselor for every 367 students last year, down from one for every 282 in 2003, according to a survey by NACADA and the college-admissions testing company ACT. You cannot just make up facts and say college students all change their major at least twice...

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    U.S. universities had, on average, one counselor for every 367 students last year, down from one for every 282 in 2003, according to a survey by NACADA and the college-admissions testing company ACT. You cannot just make up facts and say college students all change their major at least twice before their junior year. One of every three switches majors, according to the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. Of course there are situations where guidance counselors play a huge role in students' lives, but there are also many other places to turn when a student is in need. The point is that you cannot force students to learn something that they have no interest in learning, or see no value in.

  • Bottom line...only 23 signed up....that is not sustainable.

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Updated 22 hours ago

New charter school for at risk youths

I recently learned that Emmanuel Christian Church has entered into an agreement w/ CPS to open an alternative high school at 83 rd & Damen. No community engagement efforts just trying to slip in without notice. Smh!

  • You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it...

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    You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it is a school for youth who are expelled from CPS and CPS approved alternative schools. It is a school that had to have armed security guards. Once we got on CPS and the archdiocese of Chicago they moved, Many of the churches that once had schools are looking for ways to generate revenue from the spaces since the school closed.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Wow! This is very concerning. I will do just that. Thank you.

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Summer Camp

Don't forget we have have summer camp for your lovely little ones. It starts as early as 9 and goes til 4. If interested please come to the MLK Center on 76th Street.

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Protests to keep Simeon Career Academy auto and electrical shops open

There will be a rally Monday 6:00pm at Simeon Career Academy to protest the closings of the auto and electrical shops. I will also have petitions there to have signed and delivered to Ald. Brookins to demand that he prevent the closings. With the state of black young unemployment in this city we can not let this happen

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hello

Just saying hello to the neighborhood.

  • Scoopie Concerned citizen of the 21st. Ward

    Welcome to the EveryBlock blog. You may meet some unwelcomed comments when you post your opinions. Don't pay any attention to them. They are old and welcome an argument. Glad to have you..

  • Lol! thats ok. People are entitled to their 2 cents. Thanks

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African-American Small Business Expo is 7/19 at the South Shore Cultural Center

African-American Small Business Expo is 7/19 at the South Shore Cultural Center

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    FROST COSMETICS (2437 W 79th St) July 19, 2014 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Updated Jul 15

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Donuts - D&D Tastee Freez - 8324 S. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL

OK, the other day I noticed that the Tastee Freez had re-opened. We loved the Tastee Freez before it closed about 4 years ago. So, of course my son and nephew HAD to get ice cream. We stopped by with a mission - get some cool ice cream treats and head home. What I didn't expect was to get HOOKED on their donuts. They were beautiful and I complimented the owner on how delicious the donuts looked. I had told...

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OK, the other day I noticed that the Tastee Freez had re-opened. We loved the Tastee Freez before it closed about 4 years ago. So, of course my son and nephew HAD to get ice cream. We stopped by with a mission - get some cool ice cream treats and head home. What I didn't expect was to get HOOKED on their donuts. They were beautiful and I complimented the owner on how delicious the donuts looked. I had told her I will have to try them sometime because when we want to get good donuts we travel all the way to Old Fashioned at 11112 and Michigan.
She explained that her husband trained under the owner of Old Fashioned for several years. The owner of O.F. had giving her husband his blessing to go out and open his own business.
Beautiful story, mouth watering donuts and a new local business to definitely check out and support!

  • I would hope the best for the owners, but, it isn't the owners that will ruin this nice little family stop off. It is the peoples who hang around and start trouble from one side of the streets to the other. Have you ever notice how eerie it feels to walk into the gas station on 82nd Kedzie.

  • My husband & I love the Apple Fritters! I like watching them make the fresh Doughnuts. GOOD LUCK!

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Updated Jul 14

what is going on?

Everywhere I go all I see are cops, fights, robberies, killings where have our morals gone or have our society forgot that we have morals. We just had a killing in our neighborhood 87th &sangamon but now a family of 1st cousins are fighting one another, the last they had it out two of the family cousin's died what is the world coming to????

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    You are all over the place with statements unsupported by a shred of facts.

    "Close the boarders and stop paying for those that are not citizens. No other country in the world does that." MANY countries do that !!
    Then u say
    "I also think neighborhoods need to be mixed....

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    You are all over the place with statements unsupported by a shred of facts.

    "Close the boarders and stop paying for those that are not citizens. No other country in the world does that." MANY countries do that !!
    Then u say
    "I also think neighborhoods need to be mixed. No majority of one over the other so people are forced to get along..." HOW do you enforce that ??
    Then you say
    "But most of all everyone needs to stop blaming one over the other and forget about the past and fix the future. Even in your own personal relationship you have to realize bringing up the past just angers some and hurts others..." So dont bring up peoples past ? Dont dissect, understand and avoid repeating the past ? Because you might make someone upset ????

    I'm done, this is ridiculous

  • Good I am glad you are done because you just want to blame everyone else for your problems so continue on, it seems to be working really great for you. I know you can't enforce any of that I was saying it would be a nice thing if that could...

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    Good I am glad you are done because you just want to blame everyone else for your problems so continue on, it seems to be working really great for you. I know you can't enforce any of that I was saying it would be a nice thing if that could happen. You choose to make a fight so go on fight with everyone, I am sure that will solve all of your problems. I know you learn from history so I try in my own life not to repeat any of the wrongs I have done and to do it better each and every time. Hate is what you seem to want to hang on to, not forgiveness. I am NOT saying forget, I am saying FORGIVE and move on and make life better for everyone around you. That is my goal figure out what is yours.

Jul 14

Largest Vegetarian Food Festival In Nearby Naperville IL Returns This August

Largest Vegetarian Food Festival In Nearby Naperville IL Returns This August

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The Community Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

The Community Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

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Updated Jul 11

love not war

Can we all get alone im tired of the police riding my Hood, we need protection we don't need cops looking for more teens to kill.

  • You must be joking. You are a complete idiot if you are blaming the police for the lack of parenting that goes on in your community. We need more police in your awful neighborhood because you cannot control your own people. The Governor agrees and now the Illinois State Police will be patrolling the streets. Before you blame the police, get your head out of your a** and wake up stupid.

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    I don't know what "can we all get alone" wants, or needs. Protection? How? So, not plainclothes police - you just don't want police at all??? And they are the ones killing teens? OK, lets ignore the gangbangers & mentally disturbed & social misfits cause we know how well they...

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    I don't know what "can we all get alone" wants, or needs. Protection? How? So, not plainclothes police - you just don't want police at all??? And they are the ones killing teens? OK, lets ignore the gangbangers & mentally disturbed & social misfits cause we know how well they all get along. There are a lot more things I'm tired of in my hood and yours, but the police aren't near the top of the list. These problem children start off in someone's home for better or worse & they wind up on the street where they can't think straight and don't shoot straight.

  • Candace Collins Secretary, Park Manor Neighbors Community Council

    Thank you I love Doran Patrick comment. Police are not lkilling your kids, kids are killing each other. It's the uneducated adults that complaining, parents need to raise their kids!!!! Stop blaming the police! You ought to be glad police are patrolling your neigjborhoiod! We all know why some neighborhoods are bad.!!! Instead of complaining about your neighborhood, YOU need to do something! GET INVOLVE!!!!

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Computer Classes For Seniors Throughout July

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