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Help Wanted

Thu, Sep 4, 2014 5-9pm

GRAND OPENING
For the
SOUTHEAST SIDE GOP OFFICE
(Serving Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 20)

When: Thursday September 4, 2014
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Location: 511 West 79th Street

HELP WANTED
Earn $175 or more! Earn $175 or more!
We are hiring 400 Judges of Election
from this office for November 4th

  • Charon Bryson 7th Ward Republican Committeeman

    You can email me to RSVP for the event on Thursday. Fellow republicans come out and speak on what issues are plaguing the 7th Ward.

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27 Things To Do in Chicago's 'Hoods Before Summer Ends

Read a Darn Book: Auburn Park features a lagoon, waterfall and fishing privileges. The park, which sits off 79th and Eggleston and is sandwiched in between newly built homes, is open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Catch up on some reading as ducks and swans float past. 406 W. Winneconna Parkway.

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Hit Up the Parson's Chicken & Fish Patio: Snag a spot under the red-and-white umbrellas and sip an ice cold negroni slushie. Maybe eat some chicken too. 2952 W. Armitage Ave.

Have Your Pie and Eat it Too: Swimsuit season is almost over. So grab a slice at Bang Bang Pie, walk to a grassy spot on Humboldt Boulevard with your friends. Eat, drink, play a board game and fall asleep. 2051 N. California Ave. (Note: Bang Bang is closed on Labor Day, but will reopen Tuesday)

...Friday, Gary Burton on Saturday, and the Sun Ra Arkestra closes the festival on Sunday. 201 E. Randolph St.

...in the skyline or do some stargazing … with or without your significant other. Bait shop: 3130 S. Canal St. Park: 2700 S. Halsted St...

...some stargazing … with or without your significant other. Bait shop: 3130 S. Canal St. Park: 2700 S. Halsted St.

...Grab a spot at one of the outdoor tables at Turtle’s Bar & Grill at 33rd and Wells streets and watch the game-day scene as you toss back some beers or down...

Find Inner Peace: The recently expanded Ping Tom Park in Chinatown offers some of the city's most stunning skyline views, especially in the evening. 300 W. 19th St.

...camps over, additional time has been added for lap swim, adult swim and family swim. 11320 S. Western Ave.

...group meets through Oct. 15 but haven't you put this off long enough already? 10328 S. Western Ave.

...In the event of inclement weather, yoga will be moved inside the field house at 1817 W. 96th St. But barring any rain, you'll enjoy shavasana in the sunshine. 9600 S. Longwood Drive...

...1817 W. 96th St. But barring any rain, you'll enjoy shavasana in the sunshine. 9600 S. Longwood Drive...

...soar overhead, while minks and other water-loving mammals make the river banks their homes. 5275 N. Cicero Ave.

...the city. Keep an eye out for prairie crayfish, garter snakes and a few coyotes. 4200 N. Oak Park Ave. near Irving Park Road

...you're consuming. Look for Cintron around 5:30 p.m. on Fridays in the 1700 block of North Wolcott Avenue near the Bloomingdale Trail...

...and California Avenues near Humboldt Park's namesake park. Then, walk to Cermak Produce at 2701 W. North Ave. where there's a small grill stand on the southern end of the grocery's...

...and enjoy the spread on a blanket near the newly-renovated playground. Lillie's Q, 1856 W. North Ave. Walsh Playground, 1722 N. Ashland Ave...

...blanket near the newly-renovated playground. Lillie's Q, 1856 W. North Ave. Walsh Playground, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

...it's awesome to scatter pigeons. Hours of fun for the whole family! Giddings Plaza, 4731 N. Lincoln Ave.

...with the "I'm melting ..." scene in the background and you will win the Internet. 2741 W. Montrose Ave.

...city to feel like you've left the city. Just cruise over to Winnemac Park, 5101 N. Leavitt St., where large swaths of green space have been restored to their natural prairie state. Wood...

...their way through the wildflowers, many of which are still in full bloom. Ronan Park, 3000 W. Argyle St., boasts a lovely nature walk along the Chicago River — be prepared to share the trail...

...be prepared to share the trail with deer. Tucked away behind Von Steuben High School, 5039 N. Kimball Ave., is another short river walk, truly a hidden gem...

...hand, as the beautiful summer begins to slip away. At least there’s ice cream. 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave.

...farm will give you up to $10 in free produce depending on what you spend. 5814 S. Wood St.

Sip a Drink With a View: Get a drink on the rooftop of The J. Parker on a Saturday night to catch the fireworks off Navy Pier in the distance. There are only two weekends of summer fireworks left, with the final night happening Sept. 6. 13th floor, 1816 N. Clark St.

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Camelot School moves to Emmanuel Baptist Church update.

Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as...

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Last night, the North Beverly Civic Assn hosted a community meeting with the leadership staff of this CPS Contract school at Greater Walter's Church. We heard the "dog and pony" show as well as rec'd beautiful literature on what this school intends to accomplish with "at risk" youths. Sounds wonderful, but we know that all roads to hell are paved with good intentions. I have never felt more proud and empowered to stand shoulder to shoulder with my community as we expressed our concerns and disapproval for the opening of this school. Most of our arguments against it were not based on emotion alone, but substantiated facts regarding our demographics that are not consistent with their mission. I hope they received our feedback in the spirit in which it was delivered. No one denied the need for such a program, we were in disagreement about where it should be.

They stated that they would not open in a community that was not welcoming for their students. We stood up to show our consensus that we would not be that welcoming community and are hoping that they decide to seek shelter elsewhere. The executive director ended the meeting with a commitment to share our concerns immediately with the Pastor of Emmanuel as the lease has not been signed. We are awaiting the results of their discussion.

Meanwhile, I noticed that signs have been put up on Damen restricting parking and white lines have been drawn in the street. It appears they are planning to create a crosswalk in the middle of the block for the students entry into the school. Deception all around. This is not the time to sit still neighbors, we have to move swiftly to impact change. It's not over yet, when money is involved we have to stand firm and demand this lease is not signed. Next stop protest the church and hold them accountable for creating this upset in our community.

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  • Glad you had success with this issue. At some point this issue has to be addressed on the city and state level. While "Joey H" states that you must accommodate all children, the way CPS is going about it is all wrong. Dangling dollars in front of cash strapped churches is not the way to do this.

    Now, you need to be on the lookout for homeless teen shelters because DCFS is dangling dollars as well.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Absolutly! You are so right about that.

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