38 hours ago

Updated 18 hours ago

Midnight Circus a resounding Success!

Thank you all patrons who attended the Circus!
See the Independent Bulletin for the story.
For all those who missed it maybe next year!

Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council wants you as a volunteer on our Advisory Board. Help our children find a safe haven at Grand Crossing Park. Plenty of Security and beautiful surroundings! Come see the Improvements!

GPAC next meeting is September 27, 2014 3PM 2nd Floor at the Park

  • Please pardon me. What I had meant to say was that I would love to contribute my services in whatever capacity that I am allowed.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    okay just show up and contribute whatever you would like. we need volunteers
    we meet once a month. Hope to see you.

4 days ago

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!

Aug 18

Updated 5 days ago

Mariano’s CEO tours South Shore

Mariano’s CEO tours South Shore sites with local alderman -via Chicago Sun Times
http://bit.ly/1w2cCcn

  • diana years in the neighbor

    I do hope that they are really and truly interested in the old Dominick's location and that Hairston really know how to throw a good pitch for the area.

Aug 21

Updated Aug 24

Lakeside CBA

Did anyone else go to the meeting Tuesday, 8/19? It seemed a little disorganized and not enough community input. What do you think?

  • I never hear about these meeting until someone makes a comment in this forum. Where are the dates of the meeting posted?

  • Bob G. 8300 Burnham 65+ year resident of South Chicago

    I received an email from the Coalition for a Lakeside CBA . I think it's part of Alliance of the Southeast (www.asechicago.org/lakeside ). There was not a definite date announced but they mentioned either Sept 25 or 30 as possible dates for a "townhall meeting", location TBA. Subcommittees were supposed to meet in between. I will post the announcement here on EveryBlock if I get more info.

  • Thank you for your help

Aug 23

Hairston Gives Mariano’s CEO Tour Of Possible Store Sites In South Shore

Some have complained about Hairston's response to South Shore's Dominick's closing & the lack of interest received from grocers to move into the space.

Getting the CEO here to tour South Shore and 7 potential sites (he doesn't like the old Dominick's location) is remarkable. I do hope something comes of it.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/08/19/hairston-gives-marianos-ceo-tour-of-possible-store-sites-in-south-shore/

Mar 02

Updated Aug 21

Seven Grocers Turn Down Former Dominick's in South Shore, Alderman Says

In case you haven't seen this article, 7 grocers have decided against moving into the now closed Dominick's location at 71st & Jeffrey. I think it's a real shame that no one is willing to move here, but I'm sure that the unchecked rise in crime in South Shore over the past several years is the primary reason. Until we (residents, police, government) clean up the problem areas, no major business will open in the neighborhood.

Here's a link to the article:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20140226/south-shore-above-79th/seven-grocers-turn-down-former-dominicks-south-shore-alderman-says

  • Happy making better choices

    The landlords are a whole other issue and good point to bring up. There should be an enforced do not allow landlord and property list that identifies the staff to ok the contract, as part of the random home visits the apt maintenance of the landlord needs to be monitored,...

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    The landlords are a whole other issue and good point to bring up. There should be an enforced do not allow landlord and property list that identifies the staff to ok the contract, as part of the random home visits the apt maintenance of the landlord needs to be monitored, landlords should be fined and publicly listed for improper maintenance and unsafe conditions, and cultivating buildings of terror. Ppl respond to hits in the pocket book and bad publicity. Part of the budget should include adds listings slum lords and failed units/buildings like the city does with failed health inspections.

  • For many reasons (inclusive of the more common ones of this forum), Alderwoman Leslie Hairston should be replaced by a more equitable and "hands on" alderperson. Her tenure has been one that has shown, clear, favoritism to some parts of the ward and has been overtly negligent to most others....

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    For many reasons (inclusive of the more common ones of this forum), Alderwoman Leslie Hairston should be replaced by a more equitable and "hands on" alderperson. Her tenure has been one that has shown, clear, favoritism to some parts of the ward and has been overtly negligent to most others.

    While it is not her fault that displaced tenants have moved into South Shore, it is a slap in the face that requests for assistance (in the absence of assistance from the CPD from reports of crime and others pressing concerns). For instance, the alderwoman has been consistently notified of drug activity, illegal auto repairs, abandoned properties, and even alerted to the increase of male congregation and loitering activity in the 7000 block of East End, the 6600 block behind Chase Bank, the 6900 block of Cregier, the open air drug activity in the currency exchange lot at 67th & Stony Island....and more. Now weknow that one of the accused murderers of recent crimes resided in the 7000 block of East End. There seems to be a network of males from the aforementioned areas...yet the alderwoman did nothing. The CPD did nothing (and the department on Cottage Grove needs a complete overhaul).

    I yield.

Aug 15

Updated Aug 16

Chicago Park District/Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council presents MIDNIGHT CIRCUS

Join Us for an excellent fun time to summer's end as the Midnight Circus Tour
comes back to Grand Crossing Park. Sat August 30 and Sun August 31st at 4:00pm
$5 Admission get you in the door. Plenty of Security!
Tickets are selling Fast! Don't Miss it -Rated Best in "Family Entertainment"

Bonus! Free Book Bag/School Supplies to each child inside the Circus courtesy of New Life Covenant Oakwood! This is a fundraiser for the park to give our youth a safe haven from dangerous streets. Get your tickets at www.CircusintheParks.org or purchase at the door.

  • Peburton South Shore Resident

    Good info. Will help spread the word.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    thank you will post it again soon. tickets sold thusfar 600! Hooray. Don't Miss It.

Aug 16

Clean Your Neighborhood

@ChiPubSchools: Pitch In Chicago on Aug 23 & clean your neighborhood for back to school. Call @Chicago311 to sign up #pitchin http://t.co/XWJsIssrOx

Aug 11

Updated Aug 12

Good things happening in South Shore

Over the past month I've read about all the crime that has been happening in South Shore. Let's spend sometime posting the good in our community. Play Streets had kids outdoors playing every week for the past 5 weeks, Small Business Seminar took place on July 19th it had a huge turnout, jobs for Safe Passage, FREE Health Fair at South Shore Chamber 8/15...these are just a few things that should be flooding this site.

Aug 12

Peoples Gas Being Deceitful and Vendictive about replacing sidewalk at 7823 S. Ridgelnd.

Peoples gas has decided not to replace my sidewalk that they damaged but the vacant building next door to me at 7827 S. Ridgeland where the building has been vacant until recent with new ownership, they are replacing the old concrete that was already damaged and crack, but they are refusing to replace mine of which they damages. Mr. Willard Davis, Jr and his Asst. Tim Carr are two of worst black men better known as uncle tom. Mr. Davis...

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Peoples gas has decided not to replace my sidewalk that they damaged but the vacant building next door to me at 7827 S. Ridgeland where the building has been vacant until recent with new ownership, they are replacing the old concrete that was already damaged and crack, but they are refusing to replace mine of which they damages. Mr. Willard Davis, Jr and his Asst. Tim Carr are two of worst black men better known as uncle tom. Mr. Davis has not responded to date and people gas sends out this butt kicking Tim Carr to do their dirty work. This is why the black community is going down the drain because of black butt kissers like these two who let their company come into our community and destroy and damage that which we have worked hard to upkeep. I am taking this issue to the state senate representative with an attorney who is representing me.

Aug 09

Loud noises like fireworks

Does anyone else hear these loud noises across the tracks south on east 95th St. Like right now.??? Just wondering?

Aug 05

City of Chicago candidate announcement

IUAC is giving candidates in Chicago and Illinois the opportunity to announce their candidacy. Please join us..

Jul 28

Updated Jul 30

Free jazz performance

Anyone know of the location & schedule of free jazz on 71st??

  • Call Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) They sometime have jazz in their parking lot. Also, there is a jazz fest at South Shore Cultural Center in August.

  • Talib Ali Chicago born, southeast side living

    Many thanks for the info.

Jul 18

Veterns--Last 2 Weeks--Chicagoland Conceal Carry Special

Were giving our 16 Hour Class to our MILITARY VETERAN MEN AND WOMEN for only $150.00 this Saturday July 19th. or next Saturday, July 26th.Just come to our class Sat.begining at 3:00(must bring your discharge papers) 10204 Indianapolis Blvd.--Thank You For Your Service-- Our regular class begins at 7:00 AM, Saturday morning for our students(cost $250.00).Office hours are Monday thru. Friday , 2:00 to 7:00 .Stop in for information or to sign up for class. Our Instructors are certified by the Illinois State Police. The Illinois Concealed Carry Permit is good for 5 years.

Jul 15

Updated Jul 16

Another store closing

Well they closed another store. I guess it was because someone got shot at the 81st and exchange store. It wasn't the store's fault someone got shot. Now the same people that were shooting at each other have only 2 stores they can go to close by. Hmmm, I wonder if this will lead to them shooting at the next store.

  • But that's the police's job not the business. The thing all these places have in common, is that money is being spent. That's what attracts those the people standing outside. They are trying to make a living. Whether it is legal or not I don't see any businesses up and...

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    But that's the police's job not the business. The thing all these places have in common, is that money is being spent. That's what attracts those the people standing outside. They are trying to make a living. Whether it is legal or not I don't see any businesses up and down 79th street that are hiring. Or 87th or 67th so let's not assume that the people outside the store are losers. And then again there are different types of people, but not all are trouble makers. Let's not look down on those less fortunate than ourselves. Irregardless I need to have a store open that I can get food and drink from.

  • Stacey Miller SouthShore resident

    Perhaps I did not make myself clear...I am not speaking on those less fortunate Jay.Ii am speaking on those who have a gun and plan on using it to harm those who will stop them from selling their drugs...and not the drugs that are being sold INSIDE a store...and since...

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    Perhaps I did not make myself clear...I am not speaking on those less fortunate Jay.Ii am speaking on those who have a gun and plan on using it to harm those who will stop them from selling their drugs...and not the drugs that are being sold INSIDE a store...and since my truck was hit by stray bullet from those making a living in front of a corner store, I feel that I can use the word looser, since I am not able to use the word I would like. As for who job it is ....it is ALL of our job to create a better environment for our neighborhoods...but hey...you can't fault people for being scared of being killed when standing up for a cause can we...including myself... we are human so we are going to pick and choose our battles....this one however is a challenge that even the police are scared to tackle. As for your store issues...unless you were directly impacted by the closing of Dominick's in your neighborhood...sadly, your area just returned back to which it was prior to that store opening...another grocery dessert in another black community in dire need of a grocery store..

Jul 10

Updated Jul 11

Chicagoland Concealed Carry giving Veterans Great Deal

Saturday, July 12 th. All Veterans(retried or discharged) are invited to take our class for a discount rate of only 150.00.Come to class at 10204 Indianapolis Blvd.with your discharge papers at 3:00 Sat. and start class! Thank You For Your Service ! ( our non military students start class Sat. at 7:00 A.M. at a cost of only 250.00 )Our Instructors Are Certified By The Illinois State Police. Concealed Carry Permit is good for 5 Years. Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 2 o'clock till 7 o'clock.

  • BJ Military transition, not-for-profit organization

    This is awesome! Just saw this today. Thinking about rearranging some things to attend, is this a single day course of instruction? How many hours Saturday is class?

  • BJ-,Vet. Class begins at 3:00 Saturday till 8:00.Sunday you must do a 3 hour gun range, with live fire.(instructors are in charge of location of gun range and dates to do final 3 hours) All cost are included for you guys and ladies who proudly served our country! Must bring discharge papers.

  • BJ Military transition, not-for-profit organization

    Sunday, I have a veteran community service initiative from 9am to 12pm, then at 3pm I have a church outing.I'll call tomorrow to see if I can come for the three hour portion another day perhaps. Thanks for this opportunity. BJ

Jul 07

Updated Jul 08

Sunday night violence

does anyone have any ideas what's going on in South Shore about 20 police cars blew down 79th Street. It started about 11 30 or so now there are helicopters and emergency vehicles. I just wanted to know if anyone had any idea what went on down there .I am feeling really concerned for my neighborhood and it's police officers.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck Here In South Shore Since 2011

    79th street is a total mess. From the Lakefront until at least Kedzie...

  • According to Eric from Reclaiming South Shore for all, there was gunfire at 80th and Escanaba and 73rd and SS.

Jul 05

partie at 8006 contd

She even had enough nerve to as to use my drive way cause they have tickets no decent bones in their bodies. its maddening really. if they are high end people why disturb neibors and not rent a hall or something call police they never show up so you can file complaint or make them quiet it down

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