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1 dead, 7 injured in Chicago shootings on Tuesday

...John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to police.Alvin Ivy, of the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:33 p.m., the Cook County Medical...

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...boy and two men, ages 49 and 18, were standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, police said...

...South Side. At 8:05 p.m., someone got out of a vehicle in the 6600 block of South Hermitage Avenue and opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Advocate...

An 18-year-old man was about half an hour earlier in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the leg at 7:37 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Colfax Avenue and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable, police said.

Tuesday afternoon, a 19-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Someone shot him in the hand about 3:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Iowa Street, and he took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where his condition was stable, police said.

A 37-year-old woman was shot about an hour earlier in the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood. At 2:23 p.m., the woman was shot in the back in the 200 block of East 85th Street, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital where her condition was stable.

A separate Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting left a 19-year-old man injured. He was shot in the side about 12:45 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Huron Street, police said. The man, a documented gang member, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition had stabilized, according to police.

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1 killed, 7 wounded in Tuesday gun violence

Alvin Ivy, of the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:33 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

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A 17-year-old boy and two men, ages 49 and 18, were standing on a sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, police said.

...South Side. At 8:05 p.m., someone got out of a vehicle in the 6600 block of South Hermitage Avenue and opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Advocate...

An 18-year-old man was about half an hour earlier in the South Shore neighborhood. He was shot in the leg at 7:37 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Colfax Avenue and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable, police said.

Tuesday afternoon, a 19-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. Someone shot him in the hand about 3:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Iowa Street, and he took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where his condition was stable, police said.

A 37-year-old woman was shot about an hour earlier in the South Side Washington Heights neighborhood. At 2:23 p.m., the woman was shot in the back in the 200 block of East 85th Street, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital where her condition was stable.

A separate Humboldt Park neighborhood shooting left a 19-year-old man injured. He was shot in the side about 12:45 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Huron Street, police said. The man, a documented gang member, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition had stabilized, according to police.

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Man Killed, Two Teens Wounded In Near West Side Shooting

Alvin Ivy, of the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:33 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

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The three were standing on the sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue about 10 p.m. when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

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Man killed, 2 teens wounded in Near West Side shooting

Alvin Ivy, of the 1300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 10:33 p.m., the Cook County Medical...

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The three were standing on the sidewalk in the 200-block of South Western Avenue about 10 p.m. when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

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Sunshine Gospel Ministries is Looking to Groom 40 Entrepreneurs for its Small Business Academy

I got the following information from Shelby Parchman:

Community Business Academy is accepting applicants for Business Training.

The highlights of this program for participants and graduates include:

1) 12 weeks of Entrepreneurship Training
2) Practical Experience in our Small Business Lab (Simulates running a small business)
3) Exclusive access to our network of business leaders for guidance and mentorship
4) Free to low cost services for legal, accounting, marketing, and finance (payments for these services are subsidized by our funders).

They are looking to fill a total of 40 slots for sessions on the west side and south side. Check out the flyer for more information.

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Register for the Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp

The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

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The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

The Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp will arm you with the tools you need to move your business startup to the next level. We will show you how to start a new business and help you avoid some of the common landmines that await new entrepreneurs. You will

- Assess your readiness to obtain personal and business financing and start a new business
- Learn how to improve your credit score
- Learn the pros and cons of various legal structures for your business
- Understand the state and local business licensing and regulatory processes
- Learn how to navigate important federal, state and local websites for filings, registration and certification
- Prepare a business plan in a format that is generally accepted by banks and investment companies
- Understand basic record keeping and maintaining compliance
- Have access to up to 15 hours group technical assistance outside of the normal class schedule

Upon completion of all 8 weeks of the boot camp, you will receive a certificate of completion and be reimbursed for the first month of your subscription to LivePlan business planning software to complete your business plan.

Eligibility

- Start up business
- Individual/Entrepreneur
- A Small Business owner (under $ 50,000 yearly)
- Business Must Be Located in Any of the Target Communities of Englewood/North Lawndale/West Englewood/Woodlawn/Washington Park/Austin/South Shore/Chatham/Maywood/Bellwood

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RCdtKVWtXsbewORzA5B9Z6Y8jTHboiZmp8VdwmBUvl4/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Please note that I will not be facilitating workshops for the Monroe Foundation's Small Business Boot Camp this fall. If you are still interested in the program, contact Otis Monroe directly at 773-315-9720.

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