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  • Oakdale Christian Academy reviewed by a parent

    Wonderful things are happening here. The principal and teachers are there for the kids. They do what they can to help them all. There are a lot of parents involved too, but more could be. More parents should support the teachers so they can get the kids to their highest potential. Graduates have gone on to do well in high school.

    Oakdale Christian Academy (9440 South Vincennes Avenue) Published on GreatSchools April 20, 2014

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Two killed in West Side shootings; 9 others wounded across city

A 40-year-old man was wounded at 93rd and May streets in the Brainerd neighborhood about 10:15 p.m., police said. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

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The West Town shooting happened about 2:50 a.m. Saturday after an SUV being chased by a Nissan hit a moving truck on Ashland Avenue just south of Grand Avenue.

Police believe someone from the Nissan opened fire a short time later, killing a 19-year-old man in the SUV. No one else was shot. The 19-year-old was identified as Nicholas Ramirez, of the 3900 block of South Rockwell Street.

...old, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Trovolus Pickett of the 8400 block of South Dorchester Avenue, was shot in the head about 11:15 p.m. while in a gangway between...

...m. while in a gangway between gray stone apartments in the Austin neighborhood, in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway in the South Austin neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead...

The woman, 30, was driving a minivan with five others inside when two men in a white car started shooting at them near the intersection of Kimball and Wabansia avenues, police said. The woman and the five men in the car all identified with the same gang, police said.

A chase ensued with the men in the white car firing along the way, all the way until the van pulled into the 14th District police station in the 2100 block of North California Avenue.

About 1:15 a.m. a 22-year-old man was shot near the corner of Kostner and Diversey avenues in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood, police said. He was grazed in the head and treated at the scene for the wound.

About 12:20 a.m., two men were shot on Racine Avenue just north of Ogden Avenue in West Town. The two, 23 and 25, were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr...

...wound, police said. He had been shot about 10:15 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue in South Austin, about a mile and a half north of the homicide. The man...

...couple miles north about an hour earlier, two boys were shot near the corner of 76th and May streets in the Gresham neighborhood. Someone fired into a group that included the two boys...

...in the Belmont Central neighborhood. The shooting happened about 7:35 p.m. on the 2300 block of North Mango Avenue, said police, citing preliminary information. A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to his shin...

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Gresham School Meeting

I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other...

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I also attended the Gresham School meeting about CPS designating Gresham a 'turn around " school. Not only was Ald. Brookins there but Doris Lewis Brooks, candidate for Alderman of the 21st. ward was also there. Brookins, who was the first speaker, stated that he fully supported the residence, after which a comment was made in the crowd "yea cause he wanna turn it into a charter school". There were several chuckles heard about that comment. There were many other speakers there, mainly community residents, some of the children, and teachers. None of the speakers agreed to the turn around plan. Ms. Brooks took the mike and stated that "this is a slap in the face to all of the dedicated , hard working teachers that are trying to do a good job". She went on to say that " if resources were available to the school that they (CPS) wants to give the turn around people, Gresham would do better too!". Her comment was met with thunderous applause It was also stated that several other schools had lower scores for much longer than Gresham so why now? I took the mike and asked if any of the residents ever been on the bike path down at Navy Pier? Not one person said yes. I stated that the $60 MILLION dollars that the alderman and mayor signed off of to provide a bike and pedestrian fly way over Navy Pier is where your school funding is, lets go get it! Wonder what the residence got in return? One of the white teachers stated that they will make this a turn around school, fire all of the staff then bring back new teachers who will be mostly white.

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Chicago Tribune's "New Plan"

Doris Brooks, candidate for Alderman in the 21st. ward attended the Chicago Tribune sponsored , "New Plan of Chicago". The topic in this installment was "Chicago Forward-Jobs for the Future". The dissection took place this past Tuesday at the Spertus Museum on Michigan Ave.
According to Ms. Brooks, "although some of the conversation was excellent, some of the information that was discussed by panel members was not really new. They talked about how we ( African-Americans) lacked the job skills...

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Doris Brooks, candidate for Alderman in the 21st. ward attended the Chicago Tribune sponsored , "New Plan of Chicago". The topic in this installment was "Chicago Forward-Jobs for the Future". The dissection took place this past Tuesday at the Spertus Museum on Michigan Ave.
According to Ms. Brooks, "although some of the conversation was excellent, some of the information that was discussed by panel members was not really new. They talked about how we ( African-Americans) lacked the job skills needed for our new economy; how disappearance of factory jobs of the 70's and 80's left our present workforce ill prepared for this 21st century service economy". She went on to say that, "they also touched upon the fact that lack of family structure affected how our children were not prepared at home for the challenges of school resulting in underachievement and high drop-out rates. To me, they did not offer any real solutions however the newer initiative by the Chicago City Colleges are to be applauded. As I understand it, for the last 3 years, they have established a college to careers program that partnered employers with Chicago City Colleges faculty and staff to better prepare students for careers".
"Some of the information that was presented gave me several ideas on how to proceed with new job training initiatives as well as supporting established ones in the 21st ward."

  • The bottom line here is that are relevant local issues out there and does this individual have a position or even aware of them. All I hear are crickets versus a position. If you think the questions here are negative wait until the other candidates especially Brookins and Sherman go in. I hope this lady has thick skin because its going to get real ugly.

  • They are going to peel her easier than a boiled potato.

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Doris Broks For Alderman 21st ward

Read the article on Doris from DNAinfo. Seemed more like an article on Brookins. I have some comments on this. First, if the alderman does not have the last say in what businesses open in his ward as Brookins stated, then why would his chief of staff be in trouble for allegedly taking bribes to obtain liquor licenses. Second, I though that is what the 21st ward wanted and needed, a variety of businesses. Third, why is he (Brookins) making the attraction of businesses to the ward his priority for his next term? It seems to me that should have been a priority of his in all of his term(s)

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    No amnesia here nor in the growing conversations I'm having with others. By the way, I too read the article and found the comments equally interesting.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    There is an instrument for setting term limits already in place.... they are called EL#ECTIONS and everyone that is a citizen over the age of 18 can participate in them, unless you think the people are too stupid to vote in their best interests.
    Term limits are in place for the presidency and we see how that turned out - had to take Clinton out of office and got Bush II in his place.

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More on Doris Brooks enters 21st ward race

Wow Casey, calling someone a re-tread because of their age or because they want to achieve another calling in life doesn't add anything to your appearance of intelligence. I thought this was a venue for meaningful dialog. After all, someone's mother, father, brother, sister or best friend could decide that they might want to embark on a different career path. Would they be considered re-treads because of that? If they decided to go back to school to learn computer operations...

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Wow Casey, calling someone a re-tread because of their age or because they want to achieve another calling in life doesn't add anything to your appearance of intelligence. I thought this was a venue for meaningful dialog. After all, someone's mother, father, brother, sister or best friend could decide that they might want to embark on a different career path. Would they be considered re-treads because of that? If they decided to go back to school to learn computer operations then asked you for a job, would you not hire them because you considered them re-treads? I would imagine that you would first look at what they are brining to the table before you kick the "re-treads" out of your office.

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Another Bridge to where?

Don't know how my original post was removed from the mainstream but just saw the news again about the $60 MILLION dollar Navy Pier "Fly over" and got me all p.o ed again. I bet they are thinking "so what? What are they gonna do about it?". They peeped our whole (yea, I said whole) card and ain't nothing we can do about it. Again to Casey, is this why we need educated, young, people to be aldermen?

  • Yes my Alderman voted for Brookins to lead the black caucus and yes his leadership is questionable. The issue Casey and Alderman Sawyer have goes beyond political. For the record I let Alderman Sawyer know that I felt the black and progressive caucus let the mayor off the hook.

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