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Tri-taylor neighborhood west of Western Avenue

Hi all! Just looking to see what peoples experiences have been living west of western (one block). Is it safe to walk in the evening hours? Do you guys feel safe? Or is there a real threat of robbery?
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  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    The boogey man - and woman- is everywhere, even on the fifth floor of City Hall

  • Joe

    The area is definitely safer than it was a few years ago. I walk my dog all the time and have never had an issue in the 5 years I've been here.

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24th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 24th ward in this video from a forum hosted by the Chicago Westside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/I362N.

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2 critically wounded, 4 others shot in city attacks

In a separate shooting, a 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 3500 block of West 24th Street, about 12:50 p.m., according to police. The man was in critical condition after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Sweeney said.

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About 9:55 p.m., the 18-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of West 18th Place when someone walked up to him and fired shots, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

In the Lawless Gardens apartment complex in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, a 26-year-old woman was shot in the head about 7:40 p.m., said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Sweeney said.

The man was riding in a van on the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when someone fired shots from outside, said Sweeney.

...neighborhood, a 16-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 7300 block of South Damen Avenue, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman. New Affairs' information indicated that the boy's...

About 7:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, another man was shot, said Sedevic.

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3 men, boy wounded in city shootings

Chicago Police investigate a shooting at 24th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

...shooting, a 38-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 2400 block of South St. Louis Avenue about 12:50 p.m., according to police. The man was in critical condition, but...

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The man was riding in a van on the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when someone fired shots from outside, said Sweeney.

...neighborhood, a 16-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 7300 block of South Damen Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic. New Affairs' information indicated that the boy's...

About 7:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, another man was shot, said Sedevic.

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MLK Day Updates | Is There a Media Blackout of the West Side Bid?

With the recent press covering the South Side Obama Presidential Library bid, West Side stakeholders are beginning to wonder if there is a deliberate blackout of the West Side bid. Read updates from the North Lawndale Presidential Library Committee here.
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=53e448710cf8b92021af46e45&id=826fb50f61

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    You want attention? Let's march to City Hall and deliver a message.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Need I repeat myself? Let's have a march to City Hall and have a rally at the front door. This is my third suggestion for us to do that. With a bus or two trailing, those who get tired can ride for a while.

    This Library will not be a...

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    Need I repeat myself? Let's have a march to City Hall and have a rally at the front door. This is my third suggestion for us to do that. With a bus or two trailing, those who get tired can ride for a while.

    This Library will not be a gift, no questions asked.
    That was a cute little press release last week, but we need to be bolder in our statement.

    The University of Chicago is being allowed to change their bid, after the filing dead line. If I'm wrong in my understanding, please somebody explain to me.

    I wouldn't be able to walk all the way, but will participate

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The Resurrection Project

In my various explorations throughout social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pilsen Portal, etc.) I invariably come across positive accounts of The Resurrection Project's (TRP) initiatives in the neighborhoods of Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards. Most of these accounts come directly from TRP itself or organizations associated to TRP.

I have no doubt that TRP is doing good work in the community, but I'm finding it difficult to get objective viewpoints through the usual channels. I want to hear from people who have had direct experiences with this organization without the spin. I want to know what this organization does well and where it falls short.

  • My concern stems from the development going up on Damen, just north of 18th. I believe it will be called Casa Querétaro. I'm concerned that the development may be out of character for the area. Additionally, what kind of resources do they have for managing a building of 49 units....

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    My concern stems from the development going up on Damen, just north of 18th. I believe it will be called Casa Querétaro. I'm concerned that the development may be out of character for the area. Additionally, what kind of resources do they have for managing a building of 49 units. I've checked some of their buildings for violations on the city's website. The new complexes don't have violations, but a lot of the older ones do.

    Thus, I want to hear from folks that have lived in housing managed by TRP. Are the buildings well run, are they slumlords, what is their screening process for selecting future tenants? Many of my friends may be interested and they have raised all of the above issues. I want 1st hand accounts from folks who have had positive/negative experiences with TRP.

  • Yes! Help out in this endevor.

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Jun 27 2012

Updated Jan 14

Presidential Library

Several months ago, I proposed that North Lawndale campaign to get the Barack Obama Presidential Library located here. That idea was quickly dismissed because Hyde Park seemed like THE logical place for it. There is a serious discussion about why it should NOT be at (or maybe even near?) the University of Chicago. Think of what a presidential library could do for our neighborhood. Take a look at this interview from channel 11. http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/06/26/u-c-prof-obamas-library-should-stay-away

If you agree, now is the time to start campaigning for its placement here.

  • Can we get a national campaign going for the west side? There are "North Lawndales" all over the country that are overlooked. This can help change focus. Here is what I'm sending to all of my out of town contacts.

    I am trying to get support for a project which...

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    Can we get a national campaign going for the west side? There are "North Lawndales" all over the country that are overlooked. This can help change focus. Here is what I'm sending to all of my out of town contacts.

    I am trying to get support for a project which can have national significance. There are campaigns going on to get President Obama's presidential library built near the University of Chicago's campus (south side of the city). The Obama's have many ties to that area so people tend to conclude that that is where it will be.
    However, the west side of Chicago tends to be the poorer area. It is also an old area of the city. It is where Dr King moved to and lived in 1966 to make a difference. However, after his assasination, the area sank deeper into dysfunction.
    President Obama has been inextricably linked with Dr. King. What a public and permanent sign of honor and respect to help fulfill Dr. King's mission here on the westside of Chicago.
    Imagine the impact that could make on depressed areas all over the country. Think of how much history could be preserved. We need suggestions, email and letter writing campaigns from across the country asking the Obama's to consider placing his presidential library on the west side of Chicago.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8953440

  • Daniel, I was looking at some old postings. I like the way you think. If you have not already, please join our Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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Join Us for a Presser to Support the UIC-North Lawndale Bid for the Obama Presidential Library

There will be a press conference to support the UIC-North Lawndale Bid for the Obama Presidential Library January 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm at the northwest corner of Roosevelt and Kildare. See the attached media alert for details.

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Hollywood in Your 'Hood: See Where Crews Filmed in Chicago in 2014 [MAP]

The "Canaryville" of the show is actually in North Lawndale, where the Gallaghers' home is located in the 2100 block of South Homan Avenue. The show has filmed several times on and around that block in 2014.

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Now used by the University of Illinois at Chicago's police department, the police station at 943 W. Maxwell St. doubles as the main one used in the show.

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