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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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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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Knitting Brings West Side High School Kids Together ... And Brings in Cash

"It calms you," she said, working yarn around her knitting needles while working a light-blue scarf in Room 107 at 1313 S. Sacramento Blvd. Her family also appreciates her new-found pastime.

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Jun 27 2012

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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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Bond denied for man accused of killing Chicago cab driver

The 51-year-old cab driver and native of Nigeria had picked up Tyrese Bell and was driving him to the 1200 block of South Albany. When they got there, prosecutors believe the 23-year-old Bell tried to rob Madu using a semi-automatic handgun.

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Presidential Library Complaint

I’ve recently heard complaints that the University of Chicago (U of C) should not have a do-over with its bid. The argument is that everybody’s bid response was due on December 11, 2014 and that those bids should stand as-is. My understanding of the process is that after receiving the responses, the Foundation would contact the bidders for additional information and to clear up any concerns. I don’t think U of C should be disqualified because they don’t own any...

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I’ve recently heard complaints that the University of Chicago (U of C) should not have a do-over with its bid. The argument is that everybody’s bid response was due on December 11, 2014 and that those bids should stand as-is. My understanding of the process is that after receiving the responses, the Foundation would contact the bidders for additional information and to clear up any concerns. I don’t think U of C should be disqualified because they don’t own any of the land that they are proposing. I think they should have never proposed Chicago’s parkland in the first place. That should help U of C lose, not disqualify them. I’m not looking for anyone’s disqualification. I do expect the process to be based on merits. On that basis, North Lawndale would prevail. I have faith in our site and the Foundation’s process. http://www.obamapresidentialfoundation.org/news/the-barack-obama-foundation-releases-request-for-qualifications

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for sharing that, Sel. Who is the "they" you mentioned in your statement above?

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

    "They" are the North Lawndale Adult Transitional Center. They didn't literally say it; that was me using my literary creativity and stuff, but I have the juice to make it happen.

Jan 12

Man Who Killed Cabbie Left Snowy Footprints for Police, Prosecutors Say

The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. Thursday when Bell took a cab to the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue, prosecutors said. Bell pulled a gun and pointed it at the back of the driver's head before firing twice.

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Prosecutors: Suspect in cabbie slaying gave gun to woman, walked away

Police followed Bell's footprints in the snow from Chinedu Madu's taxi to the woman's building at 1250 S. Albany Ave., where witnesses identified Bell and where police recovered the gun, Cook County prosecutors said during a hearing in bond court.

...the head and chest inside the taxi about 8:45 p.m. Thursday in the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood.  The cab came to rest against a parked car as Madu...

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No bail for man accused of slaying cabbie on West Side

Bell is accused of putting a gun to Madu's head, then shooting the driver in the head and chest inside the taxi, according to the prosecutor. Madu then slumped behind the wheel of the cab in the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue

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