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Presidential Library

I would have to call today’s townhall a success. But it is just the first step in a long and difficult journey that you are being challenged to take. This is a journey that can lead to a cleaner, safer and more prosperous community.
Our Library bid opens doors to opportunities that were unthinkable before. And those doors have to be identified and opened by you. There’s nothing free here. Everything we’ve gotten to this point in the process has...

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I would have to call today’s townhall a success. But it is just the first step in a long and difficult journey that you are being challenged to take. This is a journey that can lead to a cleaner, safer and more prosperous community.
Our Library bid opens doors to opportunities that were unthinkable before. And those doors have to be identified and opened by you. There’s nothing free here. Everything we’ve gotten to this point in the process has been earned with hard work. That won’t change going forward.
What about jobs? Another question is, “what jobs are we preparing ourselves for?” One group is starting a student enrollment drive for technical training so that our youth will have the skills for the coming economic boom. Even if we don’t get the Library (we will), won’t our community be better off with a skilled work force?
With the increased attention on us because of this national story, what opportunities do you see? How do we use that opportunity?

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Presidential Library

While I have no direct involvement with this weekend’s Townhall meeting or its planning, I fully support this opportunity for the Westside community to become fully involved in our bid for the Presidential Library.

So many times in our past, it seems that changes are made to our neighborhood, without a chance for community input. This is our chance to help make decisions about the impact of possibly the most significant, single change to North Lawndale since its beginning in...

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While I have no direct involvement with this weekend’s Townhall meeting or its planning, I fully support this opportunity for the Westside community to become fully involved in our bid for the Presidential Library.

So many times in our past, it seems that changes are made to our neighborhood, without a chance for community input. This is our chance to help make decisions about the impact of possibly the most significant, single change to North Lawndale since its beginning in 1869.

How can this effect unemployment, education and crime? What about property values and land use? How will this affect you?

The correct address is 1616 S. Avers Ave, Chicago 60623. Tomorrow! Saturday! November 22nd. 12 noon

Think Big! Get involved.

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Arzobispo de Chicago celebra con comunidades étnicas

La primer misa la oficiará Cupich, de 65 años, a las 10:30 am, del domingo 23 de noviembre en la iglesia St. Agatha Parish, del 3147 W. Douglas Blvd., en el barrio de Lawndale.

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St. Agnes, del 2651 S. Central Park Ave., tiene la feligresía hispana más grande del Medio Oeste, de acuerdo con la Arquidiócesis. La misa es a las 12 pm.

La tercera misa, la celebrará Cupich en la iglesia St. Hyacinth Basílica, del 3636 W. Wolfram St., en el barrio de Avondale, el domingo 14 de diciembre a las 10:45 am.

Se espera que el arzobispo también bendiga el nacimiento colocado la Plaza Daley, del 50 W. Washington St., el sábado 29 de noviembre a las 11 am.

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Remember "Keep The Dream Alive" I Need Your Help

I gather over 2,000 signatures for a chance to become the Alderwoman for the 24th Ward. I can not use these signatures, I need you to help me make real changes! If you want a Loyal Servant, Honest, Committed to the Community, A Good hearted person who wants your help to re-invent our neighborhoods, and "Keep the Dream Alive," come out to sign my "New Petitions" with Vietnam Veteran, Herb, at McDonald, 3200 S. Roosevelt Road, Thursday, 11/20, 9:00am - 11:00am; Friday 11/21, 9:00am - 11:00am Only Registered Voters in the 24th Ward please! call: 312.560.0374 if you would like to Volunteer for our cause, only serious conscious individuals please.
See: "My Loyal Helpers, TCH Partners.com"

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    Do you want Change or Are you just Jaw Jacking?

    Let's make Tailor Made IEP's for our children
    Let's start more loving daycares
    Let's open Day Centers for Seniors to shoot the breeze
    Let's grow our own food
    Let's form our healthy food cooperative
    Let's create our own jobs
    Let's...

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    Do you want Change or Are you just Jaw Jacking?

    Let's make Tailor Made IEP's for our children
    Let's start more loving daycares
    Let's open Day Centers for Seniors to shoot the breeze
    Let's grow our own food
    Let's form our healthy food cooperative
    Let's create our own jobs
    Let's build sustainable homes and rehab X buildings
    Let's restore Black History
    Let's educate the Jail Complex Syndrome, Free work, Distorted Thinking, Dependency of Drugs and alcohols
    Let's discover who, why is Man and our Purpose
    Let's learn who Wants your Seed
    Let's learn how to take care of our families again
    Let's learn how to Love the Agape way, Not Lust
    Let's learn how to deal with Anger and redirect it
    Let's learn how to encourage one another

    Are you with me? If so, meet Herb at McDonald, 3200 S. Roosevelt Rd, 9-11am Thursday and Friday, 11/20-21/2014.

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    A Friend Indeed:
    Biography of Bishop James Alan Wilkowski
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    Bishop James Alan Wilkowski was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 18, 1953 .... reached by email at bishopjames@evangelicalcatholicchurch.org and you ...

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Who's in Charge of North Lawdale's Destiny,the People or the 5% ?

We say we want change, how much do we really want it, moreover, what other kinds of changes are crucially needed now?

Now that we know all about fly dumping and we can no longer tolerate filth, the city of Chicago offers a reward, what else?

Let's start with Education, how do we encourage our Young and Old Men to "Pull their Pants Up", have some self dignity, self respect, higher self esteem, and morals. Who's the blame, the people or the 5% for sagging pants?

What happen to Good Manners, cordials attitudes, is it so far of reach that we just don't care, or is it that we fear correcting individuals?

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What's Your Expectation?

Do you think your alderman is doing enough for your neighborhood and community?

What do you think aldermen's can do better in the next 4 years?

Would you like to see someone with new creative ideas concern about you?

Are you afraid of Change? If so, What's the problem?

Do you have the courage needed to change? If not, what would help you?

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    Thanks for doing what you do Sel.

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

    Please see some of my outspoken spirit on YouTube: "Vacant Lot Psychic" and "War on Filth and Fear." More videos are being prepared with more explicit detail and finger pointing with specifics regarding who is at fault. How would you like to star in one of the documentations? Scared? I'll protect you.

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  • Congrads on starting your own business if you are seeking any entrepreneurship assistance you can contact Bethel New Life at 1140 N. Lamon Ave.Chicago, IL 60651 croeschley@bethelnewlife.org773-473-7870x113 www.bethelnewlife.org Curtis Roeschley Director.

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    Will Bethel offer IDA, micro loans or grants in its entrepreneurship assistance?

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Real Transformation

If you were gracefully blessed with an opportunity to redevelop your communities and surrounding communities, what would you do, especially if you were the vessel being used?

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Updated Nov 15

I need your help

I need your help to build our raised beds from scrape wood I have on our community garden lot, located at 1217 S. Troy. We can use fencing too... .Although, winter is fast approaching; working outside is not bad at all. Hot tea, chocolate, coffee and apple cider always make it fun to be in the cold! Let me know when you are available to help.

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    I don't have any leads on wood, but if you're having a build/maintenance day, I'd love to get involved.

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24th Ward Candidates

I applaud all of the candidates for 24th Ward Alderman. To seek the mantle of service to the community is a noble endeavor.
I know they all had plans about the campaign they were going to run; but circumstances have changed now. Now, we have, possibly, the most significant addition to North Lawndale since its incorporation in 1869.
The Library and the community push for the Library have the potential of drastically changing North Lawndale for the better. Where do our aldermanic candidates stand on this life changing event for our community? Where is their support?
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  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    I'm willing to support and help whoever gets elected that is going to have a revolutionary approach to cleaning up and giving our children a healthy environment to grow up in.

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Nov 13

Douglas Park Receiving Over $1 Million

The park field houses are going to be renovated!
Gov. Quinn signed off on this before he has to leave office.

Keep Douglas Park looking beautiful!

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Nov 12

Two people injured in shootings, shots hit school

In addition to that shooting, a 30-year-old man was shot on the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue at 10:25 a.m., police said. The man sustained a graze wound to his back and was treated at the scene, Sweeney said.

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At about 10:53 a.m. police were called to the 6400 block of South Kedvale for a shots fired call, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

No one was reportedly shot but during the call police learned that two bullets had struck the exterior of a school building on the 6400 block of South Tripp, said Sweeney.

The R. H. Lee Elementary School is located at 6448 S. Tripp Ave. No students were injured, police said.

At 11:34 a.m. a male was shot on the 8800 block of South Halsted Street, said Sweeney. The victim, whose age was not immediately available, manage to get himself to the 103rd block of South Halsted Street. The victim managed to alert police and paramedics responded, police said.

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