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Update: Jackson Park Dog Park

Added to the agility training course:
construction horse
suspended tire
cones

Many thanks to the anonymous benefactor of the bucket of fetching balls. I moved it all to the car, as balls go missing, i'll distribute them among the three Wooflawn dog parks. https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn Speaking of which, if anyone has any old toys your pup has lost interest in, please consider donating them to the dog park to give them a second life.

Driving Directions: LSD to Science Drive, go south on Columbia Drive beyond MSI's southern parking lot where you'll find the bridge to the tennis courts. Parking by the courts is free. The 'dog park' is located in the NE court enclosure. See bird's eye view => http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/apr17-jackson-park-dog-park-6094931/photos/

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Keeping a Close Eye on CPD's Glenn Evans

I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot...

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I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot potato. If anyone knows his current tour-of-duty please let me know. I want to insure that his past follows him and catches up with him sooner then later.. As of yet, to the best of my research, he has been named a defendant in six different lawsuits over the course of his career.

Sources:

http://www.lawsja.com/blog/2013/03/another-excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-against-cpd-commander-glenn-evans.shtml

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/abusing-badge#.UxcucIUhQcI

http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/investigations/Millions-Paid-to-Settle-Police-Misconduct-Suits/149775635

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    The crime rate had no significant change under Evans, but what did change was the reporting of the crime. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

    As for your disingenuously going out of your way to down play the current and ignore the rest of Evans reckless conduct throughout his career, all i can say is loyalty is an admirable quality but not when it's in service to a public official who has proven over and over again to abuse his powers... you may want to consider getting your moral compass checked for repairs.

  • My moral compass is in good order. Again, if the courts find him guilty then let it be but because I won't buy into your BS or the wayword Alderman and the pimpin pastor, then I'm wrong. Oh well, I'm wrong. enough said.

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CN100 Game of the Week football preview: Week 3 - Mount Carmel vs. Providence

NEW LENOX – Providence is off to a 2-0 start as it attempts to return to the playoffs for the 23rd time in the past 24 seasons.
Two-time defending Class 8A state champions Mt. Carmel is looking for its 13th state title this year, 12 of which have come under Illinois’ all-time winningest coach, Frank Lenti.
The two storied programs renew acquaintances in New Lenox at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Chicago Catholic Blue opener for both teams. CN100, The...

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NEW LENOX – Providence is off to a 2-0 start as it attempts to return to the playoffs for the 23rd time in the past 24 seasons.
Two-time defending Class 8A state champions Mt. Carmel is looking for its 13th state title this year, 12 of which have come under Illinois’ all-time winningest coach, Frank Lenti.
The two storied programs renew acquaintances in New Lenox at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Chicago Catholic Blue opener for both teams. CN100, The Comcast Network, will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, and 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15. You can also find the game throughout Chicagoland with Xfinity On Demand.

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival to return with more visiting musicians than ever

...of the festival this year. Jazz-related films will be screened at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., in partnership with the Black Cinema House in Greater Grand Crossing, and festival organizers will...

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“It’s home. It’s like being able to go back to your old school and perform,” said Brown, who will perform for her second time at the Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.

...scheduling conflict, and the addition of Hyde Park Union Church and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., where the school’s jazz band will perform. Like last year’s headline performer, pianist...

...last year’s headline performer, pianist Craig Taiborn will play Saturday night at Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave.

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CN100 Game of the Week: Football Week 3 - Mount Carmel vs. Providence Catholic

The 2014 prep football season continues on the CN100 Game of the Week with Week 3 coverage of the Mount Carmel Caravan taking on the Providence Catholic Celtics.
Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox.
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The 2014 prep football season continues on the CN100 Game of the Week with Week 3 coverage of the Mount Carmel Caravan taking on the Providence Catholic Celtics.
Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox.
CN100 will playback the game at Noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, and at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, on The Comcast Network. You can also watch the game anytime with Xfinity On Demand.
Stay up to date on all of CN100’s games this season by visiting our website, or follow CN100 Sports on Facebook and Twitter to see where our crew will be next. When the games are done, tune into to see the best in Chicagoland prep sports each week with CN100 Sports Weekly. You can also find video clips and highlights with Sports Weekly on YouTube.
The CN100 cameras will also be in the stands as Battle of the Fans returns to find out which school has the biggest and best student section. Visit the BOTF YouTube page for weekly segments featuring Chicago area students showing off their school pride.

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Blight ‘Squashed’ on Cottage Grove by Woodlawn Park Partnership

So it was officially a double-groundbreaking ceremony August 21 at 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, where a 64-apartment senior housing complex called The Burnham will rise next door to the athletic center.

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white cat found in Southwest Hyde Park

White cat found in Southwest Hyde Park. Please contact Hyde Park Cats if you know this cat. hydeparkcatsadoptions@gmail.com

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The Best Things to Do in Chicago in September

$60 fest pass includes guaranteed seat on 9/11. Logan Center, U. of C., 915 E. 60th. caichicago.org

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...on Europe’s early response to Nazism. Matt Hawkins directs. $24–$28. Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway. strawdog.org

Through 10/19 From the author of the cleverly operatic farce Lend Me a Tenor comes this whodunit set in a spooky old castle in 1936 New England. William Osetek directs the bloody shenanigans. $45–$55. Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury, Oakbrook Terrace. drurylane.com

...in the Midwest thanks to Sideshow Theatre Company. $20–$25. Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln. sideshowtheatre.org

...goods somehow darkens to include murder, mayhem, and lethal cake balls. $5–$20. Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston. thefactorytheater.com

...also see the plays divvied up into smaller chunks of time. $30–$75. Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee. the-hypocrites.com

...exploration of a worldwide recession and the individuals it endangers. $20–$30. The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee. thegifttheatre.org

...everything from two-headed cats to his experiences on peyote. $20–$25. Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland. trapdoortheatre.com

...and thoroughly engaging piece of theater. $15–$30. Collaboraction at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee. collaboraction.org

...immigrants working there. Foss aims for the same heart-wrenching, stomach-turning impact. Oracle Theatre, 3809 N. Broadway. publicaccesstheatre.org

9/13–10/10 Playwright Anna Deveare Smith takes on the faces of death and disease in this one-woman show, drawn verbatim from her interviews with sufferers of serious illnesses, including Ann Richards and Lance Armstrong. $33–$43. American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. atcweb.org

...the imagination plays in memory. $10–$15. Red Tape Theatre at the Chicago Storefront Theatre, 66 E. Randolph. redtapetheatre.org

...month, in a production from Sideshow Theatre Company (see separate listing). $37–$50. Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. timelinetheatre.com

...chameleon Francis Guinan and his fellow Steppenwolf ensemble member Tim Hopper. $20–$86. Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. steppenwolf.org

...s earlier Reasons to Be Pretty (produced at Profiles in 2011). $30–$40. Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. profilestheatre.org

9/5–10/5 Shawna Tucker plays Cleopatra and cowrote this erotic adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic romance. $15. Skyline StageWorks at The Side Project, 1439 W. Jarvis. skylinestageworks.org

...octogenarian and a troubled mother—return for the Albert Theatre staging. $25–$81. Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. goodmantheatre.org

...both of whom are seeking solace amid an atmosphere of destruction. $20. Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N. Spaulding. halcyontheatre.org

...Joe’s Cafe) directs. Season tickets $109–$125. Theo Ubique at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood. theo-u.org

...the latest of its impeccably sung, indomitably upbeat musical offerings. $55–$65. Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark. blackensembletheater.org

9/18–20 Expect a variety of dances from this contemporary Philadelphia company, including Joshua Peugh’s Slump and the passionate pas de deux Valentine’s Day. $30. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan. colum.edu

9/18–21 The ballet company’s 2014–15 season kicks off with Stories in Motion, which groups classics such as Balanchine’s The Prodigal Son and Antony Tudor’s Lilac Garden with the more contemporary RAkU by Yuri Possokhov. $32–$170. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. joffrey.org/stories

9/12–14 The contemporary troupes split a bill, performing three works in total: Khecari’s Esther and the Omphali and its new Orders from the Horse, and Happydog’s Lady Parts. $15–$25. Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western. linkshall.org

78 E. Washington. imfchicago.org

...last year’s Joan of Arc in COT’s Verdi version. $35–$125. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. chicagooperatheater.org

...20: Wentz Concert Hall, North Central College, 171 E. Chicago, Naperville. 9/22: Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan. chicagosinfonietta.org

...space is small, and the concert is free; don’t get there late. Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior...

9/12 at 7 The mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung gives the festival’s solo recital. $15–$35. Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State.

...10. 9/20–21: Constellation, 3111 N. Western. 9/22: Rockefeller Chapel, U. of C., 5850 S. Woodlawn. constellation-chicago.com

Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker. lyricopera.org

9/28 at 2 Yerin Yang, an 11-year-old from the northwestern suburbs, plays Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Liszt, and Ravel. $10–$20. PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan. pianofortefoundation.org

9/25–27 Robert Fripp’s seminal prog-rock act reunites, this time as a septet, with paired guitars, a saxophonist/flautist, assorted synthesizers, and—wait for it—three drummers. $90–$150. The Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield. jamusa.com

4545 N. Lincoln. oldtownschool.org

4802 N. Broadway. greenmilljazz.com

806 S. Plymouth Ct. jazzshowcase.com

...down to her skivvies on her first festival outing since 2009. $28.50. Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. jamusa.com/riviera-theatre

...gloomy self-titled debut made the public-radio rounds all summer. $39–65. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia. ticketfly.com

...and Composure with sludgy aggression, Southern Californians Seahaven with mush-mouthed apathy. $15. Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake. ticketweb.com

...but you can’t take the garage out of the band. $35–$75. United Center, 1901 W. Madison. ticketmaster.com

...crooning over a web of hushed synthesizer. Indie rock band Why? headlines. $20. Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln. lincolnhallchicago.com

...Shocking), the Offspring (Smash), and Chicago locals Naked Raygun (Throb Throb). $70–$290. Humboldt Park, W. Division and N. Sacramento. riotfest.org/chicago

9/23 at 7 This Laguna Beach surf rocker has played in half a dozen bands, penned eight solo albums, and appeared on more than 50 singles, compilations, and collaborations—all at the ripe age of 27. What’s more, he’s yet to have a stinker. $20–$28. Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport. thaliahallchicago.com

...sun-soaked drawl in amber sometime around the turn of the century. $40. Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State. thechicagotheatre.com

9/18–21 Expo Chicago. This annual fair brings 140 international exhibitors to the city; it’s like a pop-up museum of modern and contemporary art. Even if the prices are out of your range, the browsing and free programs are worth the trip to the end of Navy Pier. 600 E. Grand. expochicago.com

9/19–21 Edition Chicago. The younger sibling of Expo takes place in a more intimate setting, with accessible prices for work by emerging artists. Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter. editionchicago.com

...the South Loop at Columbia College’s Papermaker’s Garden, with objects in the gallery. 619 S. Wabash. colum.edu/ADGallery

...politics, mingled with his personal memories of home. Also showing: Michele Stutts and Esther Murphy. 2156 N. Damen. arcgallery.org

...provoking artwork. Also showing: humanoid abstract paintings by up-and-coming artist Magalie Guérin. 1120 N. Ashland. corbettvsdempsey.com

...are chopped into design constructions. Also showing: conceptual artists Aaron Carpenter and Philip von Zweck. 3039 W. Carroll. deveningprojects.com

...everything from the “stupid to the sublime.” (Think Joseph Cornell with a sense of humor.) 2124 N. Damen. firecatprojects.org

...performing in the gallery, the actors display their masks alongside a film that’s screening. 400 S. Peoria. gallery400.uic.edu

...s new luminaries in this exhibition that bills itself as “a year-long think tank.” 5020 S. Cornell. hydeparkart.org

...live performance to address issues of social class and economics—in a major gallery show. 219 N. Elizabeth. kavigupta.com

Through 9/28 Whiteface: Stephen Collier and Ben Sanders. These two artists have perfected the genre of so-called hipster art. The colorful paintings are not aloof, but fun and funny—even artful and confident. 1542 N. Milwaukee. lvl3gallery.com

...heavy doses of humor and horror. A stolen magic bear suit drives the plot here. 1000 N. California. peanutgallerychicago.com

...Also showing: new drawings by architect Neil Frankel and handmade washi paper by Yutaka Yoshinaga. 210 W. Superior. perimetergallery.com

9/12–10/25 Megan Greene: Jelly Sandwich. With deconstructed materials that barely cling together, Greene proposes new ways to make and see abstract images. It’s both eye and brain candy. 2216 W. Chicago. regardsgallery.com

...intense inner life (think a female Francis Bacon). Also showing: organic sculptures from Paula Hayes. 118 N. Peoria. rhoffmangallery.com

111 S. Michigan. artic.edu

9/18–11/8 Papercuts: The Contemporary Art of Papercutting. Seven artists update the delicate art of paper slicing with high-tech laser shearing and timely subjects. 1104 S. Wabash. colum.edu

...typography. A historical overview of Chicago design innovations complements the new projects. Block Thirty Seven, 108 N. State. chidm.com

Through 10/5 Phantoms in the Dirt. Sixteen artists hunt for life’s big picture by tracking the crumbs and dust left over from those who came before us. Spare, haunting images predominate. 600 S. Michigan. mocp.org

...homegrown glitch art movement. Expect lots of artfully manipulated GIFs, bent circuits, and static noise. 2320 W. Chicago. uima-chicago.org

...60 now-iconic photos. Mon–Sat 9:30–4:30, Sun 12–5. $12–$14. 1601 N. Clark. chicagohistory.org

...love. Expect deadpan boasts and bombast at this three-night stint. $22. UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North. upcomedyclub.com Kyle Kinane Photo: Courtesy of Kyle Kinane

Through 9/1 Jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson and Malian singer-songwriter Salif Keita headline this Labor Day weekend festival in Washington Park. Art, food, and a drum village accompany the tunes. $10–$30. Washington Park, 51st and Cottage Grove. africanfestivalchicago.com

9/20 at 9 Celebrate the apple—bagged in bushels or mixed in pie, cider, and, uh, pizza—at this annual Lincoln Square fest. For crabapples who aren’t interested in the fruit, there are children’s activities and live music throughout the day. 4700 N. Lincoln. lincolnsquare.org

9/12–14 An annual celebration of Mexican heritage, this Little Village festival leads up to Mexican Independence Day with food, games, and carnival rides. 26th and Kostner. chicagoevents.com

...if that old stamp collection is worth anything. $3–$30 (free for kids under 12). 1350 W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington. randolphstreetmarket.com

...collection is worth anything. $3–$30 (free for kids under 12). 1350 W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington. randolphstreetmarket.com

9/5 at dusk Zoovies. Plop down on the zoo’s south lawn for a screening of Best in Show, Christopher Guest’s classic send-up of dog shows. 2001 N. Clark. lpzoo.org

Through 9/14 Learn and execute new dance steps to a live band or people-watch like crazy at this popular city-sponsored dance party. Free. Grant Park, Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan. chicagosummerdance.org

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACE EXISTING PORCH AND STAIRS IN THE SAME LOCATION WITH CONSTRUCTION OF THE SAME TYPE AS THE EXISTING PORCH SOME MEMBER SIZES INCREASED TO COMPLY WITH CODE

    6132 S. Ingleside Ave. Issued September 2, 2014 Comment

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Updated Sep 03

The Resurfacing of Cottage Grove

...just another prime example of how
"We're Getting Things Done"... BACKWARDS!

Nearly 4 lanes wide, 10 blocks in length, worth of road in good condition replaced... when there are hundreds of potholes throughout the ward that still need to be filled?

photo source: taken and compiled this morning

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    again. you miss the point - this stretch of street paving is important to many drivers from downtown to 95th. Understand that roads highly traveled will get treated first.
    As a taxpayer satisfied with this particular stretch of repairs. Of course, agree with you that every pot hole should be filled and it appears they are one by one. Just conduct another survey in about month and let us know what you discover. will conduct my own as well.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    No, you missed my point, which again is, compared to the majority of roadways throughout the Ward, Cottage Grove was in great condition. No different than 63rd which is also a high traffic route. Do you think resurfacing 63rd would be money well spent? Despite common belief, the government doesn't grow money from trees.

Sep 03

Local Book Notes: Portraits Of Chicago, The Walmart Republic & Unknown Americans

"This free, open-to-the- public party takes place Saturday, September 13th from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts - Performance Penthouse (915 East 60th Street, 9th floor, Chicago)."

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...20th at 6 pm. This event takes place at the Poetry Foundation building located at 61 W. Superior Street...

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U. of C. Medical Center Takes Down Every Single “Not a Bike Rack” Sticker

...bike racks. Some of them, such as ones at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, 5758 South Maryland, were overcrowded. “If the hospitals want to ensure that parked bikes don’t obstruct the...

The map tends to overstate the actual capacity of the racks. For example, a narrowly spaced “wave” rack by the Goldberg Pavilion, 860 East 59th, is shown on the map as having space for eight bikes, when it would actually be a bit of a squeeze to fix six on it.

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Midnight Circus was great

Took my grandson to the Midnight Circus at Grand Crossing Park on Sunday. It was great! He loved it. He sat right by the ring and now he wants to be a clown/juggler/dancer/singer. They are going to Ogden Park next. Worth the trip

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