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Good Vegan on East 73rd Jeffery!

OMG! I had the lasagna, kale salad, green peas, potato salad and the corn bread. I am in love. I am a meat eater and stepped away from vegan cause the food did not taste good, but now I am in love and the food is fresh and taste like home cooking! Put a little organic butter on the corn bread and went to work. Please tell your vegan friends and treat yourself:

The business is called, "Good Food Vegan". Located: 1966 East 73rd
Contact #: 773 420 3832.
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  • Dr. Magic (South Shore Republican) Stuck Here In South Shore Since 2011

    I've finally weaned myself off of the Chinese food. I swear it's almost like crack. Not that I smoke crack but...you know what I mean.

    I'll check them out this weekend.

  • Good to know. Thanks for the recommendation. Im not a vegan or vegetarian, but i do like healthy food options. I was so happy Native Foods opened a Hyde Park location. Im glad to have another choice nearby.

  • B'Gabs Goodies is another great vegan restaurant and juice bar located at 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue in Woodlawn. The 61st Street Farmers Market at 61st and Dorchester is also a great place for fresh produce, meats, eggs, cheeses, bread, and other healthy food. The last indoor market is April 26th from 9am-2pm and the outdoor season opens May 17th and continues every Saturday until December 13th. Link cards are accepted and any Link purchase is matched up to $25.

19 hours ago

Garage Break -ins

Two reported garage break-ins on 7900 S. Avalon April 17, 2014 apx 2:15-2:30 a.m, owners alerted by the sound of breaking glass windows and their garage alarms.

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Dr. Magic

You so crazy. Get off the MSG and support your local vegan restaurant. Tell me what you think.

Mar 27

Updated 43 hours ago

Not NO but HELL NO to Bike Lanes on Stony Island

Stop this madness of installing bike lanes in areas where there are no bikers.
Gabe Kline, the ousted previous CDOT Commissioner, admitted that they sometimes put in bike lanes where there were no bikers to "control people who are apt to break laws". Enough! Stop trying to heard us around with bike lanes like cattle in the stock yard.

Dave Smith of the Chicago Department of Transportation explains how Stony Island Avenue's eight lanes handle half of the traffic that...

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Stop this madness of installing bike lanes in areas where there are no bikers.
Gabe Kline, the ousted previous CDOT Commissioner, admitted that they sometimes put in bike lanes where there were no bikers to "control people who are apt to break laws". Enough! Stop trying to heard us around with bike lanes like cattle in the stock yard.

Dave Smith of the Chicago Department of Transportation explains how Stony Island Avenue's eight lanes handle half of the traffic that Lake Shore Drive sees every day.
SOUTH SHORE — The Chicago Department of Transportation is considering taking traffic lanes out of Stony Island Avenue to create new bike lanes.

Among the options presented was a proposal to remove one lane from northbound side of the street to create two-way bicycle lanes separated from traffic by a thin landscaped median.

Other options included cutting one lane from both the northbound and southbound sides of the street for bike lanes protected from traffic by landscaped medians.

South Shore residents were skeptical that adding bike lanes would increase cycling on the street, and many thought removing a lane would add to congestion as rush hour traffic plods along Stony Island from the Skyway to South Lake Shore Drive.

Smith said the eight lanes of Stony Island currently handle about 35,000 cars per day, half of the 70,000 cars that travel Lake Shore Drive every day.

He said traffic studies found that cyclists do use the street to get to 71st Street and then over to the lakefront, and that the street is not safe for cycling now, with about 45 bike accidents in the last five years on Stony Island.

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) was not immediately convinced the bike lanes would be a good idea, but was encouraged that there is a clear source of funding.

“I have not been a big proponent of it, but I will defer to the community,” Hairston said.

  • Marc Monaghan Photojournalist

    @Don -

    "Trying to compare transportation in New York and Chicago doesn't work on many levels not the least of which being that New York City has public transportation that works and serves all boroughs."

    Confusing response to me, because this statement basically argues in favor of my point. Yes,...

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    @Don -

    "Trying to compare transportation in New York and Chicago doesn't work on many levels not the least of which being that New York City has public transportation that works and serves all boroughs."

    Confusing response to me, because this statement basically argues in favor of my point. Yes, NYC has public transportation that works, so we (Chicago) do have a lot of room for improvement. I suppose we could go the other way and be like Los Angeles with 17% of households without cars and, perhaps, the worst public transit system in the US.

    There is a future in front of us, and it is coming - smaller cars, shared cars, better public transit and, yes, bicycles for daily transport not just for recreation.

    My bet, bike lanes on Stony in 6 months; what's yours?

  • Don

    Yes we do have a lot of room for improvement but I do not understand our lack of long range planning. We just completed mayor work on the Red Line and now we are talking about expanding it. Wouldn't it have made more sense, and cost much less, to have done that when the equipment and crews were there?

    My bet bike lanes on Stony Island will not be installed south of 67th Street.

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Alderman race

Good morning every one,
It has come to my attention that Doran Myrickes has steped back in the race for 7th ward alderman. That is great. I will be supporting this brother and I am encouraging everyone to research him and do the same.

  • Oh please I'm the same woman all day. I don't have to show you anything. True colors please don't let this EB get your head gassed up all you PC people in the South Shore area where are the real people that want to be in our comunity. Good day lthis is the last time I entertain stupidity.

  • Aflowerlover A community life, nature, peace & justice lover.

    Michelle I guess that self reflection is out of the question then. The candidates would do well to distance themselves from this type of iratic supporter

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

problem business @ 75th & Coles

Have you had a bad experience or seen bad things happening at the small "restaurant" on the northeast corner of 75th & Coles? After the proprietor threatened community gardeners with violence and vandalism, another neighbor observed someone leaving the store with a marijuana cigarette that they purchased there. If you have feedback about this store, let us know - it could be useful in building a case to the city to get this business cleaned up or shut down.

  • Aflowerlover A community life, nature, peace & justice lover.

    This Problem Business has been a blight on the community for years it was one of the 1st give to Alderman Holmes when she took office. Elder has spoken on it and we have tried to have action taken on it for years please lets move forward and change this...

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    This Problem Business has been a blight on the community for years it was one of the 1st give to Alderman Holmes when she took office. Elder has spoken on it and we have tried to have action taken on it for years please lets move forward and change this corner dynamic for the better by having this store shuttered for good. This store has done fake changes which have been mere subterfuge.

    You can contact 311/911 and report the store as a problem business Name: Omar & Salma, 2800 East 76th Street, Chicago 60649, 773-768.3000.

    You can also contact the 4th District CAPS office for a problem business complaint at 312-747-1708 and complain to Ald. Holmes at 2459 E. 75th Street Office Number: (773) 731-7777 though she will probably want a report # from 311.

    Also here is a link to send complaint directly to the City of Chicago
    https://servicerequest.cityofchicago.org/web_intake_chic/Controller

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Yes Aflowerlover, thanks for the flowers. You are my hero. We have tried for years to get this store closed, to no avail. It seems the more we complain the more stores are allowed to open and with the same M.O.

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It's about time!!!! Illinois awards $52M for bike, walking paths

It's about time that walking and biking are becoming 'mainstream', what's up with that?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9502039

April 13, 2014 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois officials say more than $52 million in federal funds will be invested in local alternative transportation projects.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday the money will pay for 71 projects across the state, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification.

The money comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program - federal money that is doled out...

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It's about time that walking and biking are becoming 'mainstream', what's up with that?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9502039

April 13, 2014 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois officials say more than $52 million in federal funds will be invested in local alternative transportation projects.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday the money will pay for 71 projects across the state, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification.

The money comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program - federal money that is doled out competitively and encourages transportation-related projects.

Quinn says the projects will support more than 400 jobs.

The program is designed to encourage alternative transportation options, including bike and pedestrian trails and streetscape upgrades. Local matching funds are required.

The current round of applications to the Illinois Department of Transportation included 232 applications requesting funding totaling nearly $261 million.

(Copyright ©2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Don

    I am fine with this as long as they are not planning to try to take away car lanes on major thoroughfares like Stony Island.

  • waymond 2 1/2 Years in South Shore

    Sorry, but those plans have already been made.

  • Don

    Not quite, the area I am concerned about (67th Street to 79th Street) has not been decided and 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston is seeking community input. She can be reached at 773-324-5555 or lhairston@cityofchicago.org. If only the drivers that drove through there in one day called she would get 35,000 calls.

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Weekend Off to Violent Start: 11 Shot, One Dead Overnight

• Around 8:05 p.m., a 17-year-old was shot in the 1500 block of East 79th Street in East Chatham. The teen was in a vehicle when another vehicle approach and fired shots. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Area North detectives are investigating, said Greer.

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A 37-year-old man was a passenger in a car in the 2700 block of East 76th Street around 9:25 p.m. Friday. When the driver left the car and went inside a building on the block the man was shot multiple times in his body, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

...Around 3:55 a.m., two men were shot in the 1100 block of West 18th Street. A 26-year-old man was in stable condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot...

...m., two women were shot in the neck while waiting at a stoplight in the  500 block of North Cicero Avenue in West Garfield Park. The shooter then fled northbound. One of the victims, 20, was...

...24-year-old man was shot in the leg. The man was standing in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in South Shore when an unknown man approached firing shots. The man fled to the...

...in South Shore when an unknown man approached firing shots. The man fled to the 2000 block of East 69th Street and flagged down police, said Greer. The victim was in stable condition at Northwestern Memorial...

• Around 2:30 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 3200 block of West Huron Street in East Garfield Park. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The shooting possibly occurred during a robbery, said Greer.

•Around 10:20 p.m. Friday, a 27-year-old man was shot in both legs while attempting to stop a fight in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Area South Detectives are investigating, said Greer.

• Around 10:10 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the head and shoulder while seated in a car in the 8100 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue in Ashburn. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in critical condition, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Unfortunately blood is the most accurate forecast aka 'the first sign of spring'.

  • so tru! Todd!
    21st and oakley shots fired all weekend
    no blood............yet!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    lol 'WTF is going on?' ...exactly!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Chicago decriminalized marijuana possession—but not for everyone

The CHICAGO READER has run the numbers again and the racial grass gap hasn't narrowed a bit. When are we going to stop the cops from destroying our kids lives and sending white kids home with a ticket? It's time to demand the aldermen fix this flawed ordinance so that it decriminalizes our kids too!

Two years after Chicago moved to reform its marijuana laws, a two-tiered system of justice remains firmly in place: while low-level pot possession has essentially...

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The CHICAGO READER has run the numbers again and the racial grass gap hasn't narrowed a bit. When are we going to stop the cops from destroying our kids lives and sending white kids home with a ticket? It's time to demand the aldermen fix this flawed ordinance so that it decriminalizes our kids too!

Two years after Chicago moved to reform its marijuana laws, a two-tiered system of justice remains firmly in place: while low-level pot possession has essentially been decriminalized for residents of affluent neighborhoods, others are routinely stopped and cuffed in an ongoing crackdown in poor, minority areas.

The number of arrests for marijuana possession citywide has dropped to its lowest level in 12 years. But police continue to make an average of 44 arrests a day for misdemeanor possession, more than for any other offense.

And who's getting busted hasn't changed at all.

Though studies have found similar marijuana usage rates across racial groups, 78 percent of those arrested since August 2012 for carrying small amounts of pot were black, according to police department data. Another 17 percent were Hispanic, and just 4 percent were white—virtually the same breakdown as before the new possession ordinance went into effect.

Go here for the full article:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/police-bust-blacks-pot-possession-after-decriminalization/Content?oid=13004240

  • Don

    @Todd - Glad to see we can agree on something. Let's legalize marijuana and take that tool and decision away from police. I guess if pointing out inequality based on race makes me a raciest, in your eyes I will have to be one.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Has nothing to do with 'inequality based on race'... it has to do with probability, the frequency of police intervention.

Apr 08

Updated 5 days ago

Vegetarian restaurant on East 73rd street just off Jeffery is awsome! Lets support.

The business is called, "Good Food Vegan". Located: 1966 East 73rd
Contact #: 773 420 3832.
They have smoothies, soul food, and all other deliciousness! Please tell your friends and invite a vegetarian friend to lunch. You won't be disappointed.

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Two dead, eight wounded in weekend shootings

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old's head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in good condition.

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A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said.

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in "stable" condition.

The most recent non-fatal shooting occurred Friday night in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. A 25-year-old man was shot in the head about 10:25 p.m. at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in "stable" condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

6 days ago

Two Dead, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old’s head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

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...South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said...

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in “stable” condition.

The women were in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue when shots were fired at them from a gray van, which then fled northbound, police said.

The 32-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of West Huron Street, police said. The shooting may have occurred during an attempted robbery, she said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

About the same time, a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the thigh and taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 10:25 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. He was shot in the head at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

6 days ago

Two dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old’s head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

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...South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said...

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 17-year-old girl was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in “stable” condition.

Two men, 25 and 26, were shot while sitting on a stoop in the 1100 block of West 18th Street, police said.

The women were in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue when shots were fired at them from a gray van, which then fled northbound, police said.

The 32-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of West Huron Street, police said. The shooting may have occurred during an attempted robbery, she said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

About the same time, a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the thigh and taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 10:25 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. He was shot in the head at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in “stable” condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

6 days ago

Chicago crime: 2 dead, 14 wounded in weekend shootings

Nearly an hour earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 17-year-old's head was grazed by a bullet at 8:05 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 79th Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

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A 37-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore Avenue Friday night, police said. The man was shot multiple times in the 2800 block of East 76th Street at 9:26 p.m., and he was dead at the scene, police said.

Earlier Friday afternoon, a 19-year-old woman was killed and two men were wounded in a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said.

A 19-year-old man (police said he was 18) was also hurt in the shooting, but drove to the 4700 block of South Wabash Avenue before he was picked up by rescue crews, Fire Media Affairs said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in "stable" condition.

The women were in a vehicle at a stoplight in the 500 block of North Cicero Avenue when shots were fired at them from a gray van, which then fled northbound, police said.

The 32-year-old was shot in the 3200 block of West Huron Street, police said. The shooting may have occurred during an attempted robbery, she said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

About the same time, a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the 2000 block of East 71st Street in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the thigh and taken to an area hospital in "stable" condition, police said.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 10:25 p.m. Friday in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. He was shot in the head at 81st Street and Kilpatrick Avenue, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., a male, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the thigh in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was taken to an area hospital in "stable" condition.

...The 20-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue, police said. The woman was shot in the chest and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...

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Alderman race

Good morning every one,
It has come to my attention that Doran Myrickes has steeped back in the race for 7th ward alderman. That is great. I will be supporting this brother and I am encouraging everyone to research him and do the same.

Apr 12

Apr 11

police presence

anyone know what happened on 80th and Marquette around 6am. had street blocked of in all directions for several blocks. instructed residents to stay in houses

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