2 days ago

Updated 2 hours ago

New charter school for at risk youths

I recently learned that Emmanuel Christian Church has entered into an agreement w/ CPS to open an alternative high school at 83 rd & Damen. No community engagement efforts just trying to slip in without notice. Smh!

  • You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it...

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    You and your neighbors need to DEMAND CPS send out the head of alternative schools and explain what is happening. Alternative schools are not all the same and you need to know what kind of school is coming. We had Richard Milburn for 1.5 years and had trouble as it is a school for youth who are expelled from CPS and CPS approved alternative schools. It is a school that had to have armed security guards. Once we got on CPS and the archdiocese of Chicago they moved, Many of the churches that once had schools are looking for ways to generate revenue from the spaces since the school closed.

  • Carol R A concerned Mom & citizen.

    Wow! This is very concerning. I will do just that. Thank you.

31 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

The fight is not over, It has just begun.

The was a rally protesting the closing of Simeon's Auto and electrical shops. This can not take place. The buck stops at the mayors' feet and Ald. Brookins is again asleep at the switch. If we lose these shops the mayor and alderman will pay at the polls.

  • Libby Booker Beverly transplant

    How is it at the same time everyone calls for job creation, this training ground is eliminated? There should be more vocational programs, not fewer. These programs especially appeal to young men, who are at risk of dropping out. Why won't aldermen stand up to the mayor, who is at the core of everything that goes on at CPS?

  • The students chose not to participate. Out of the hundreds of incoming freshman this year, 23 said they would be interested in taking these classes. I disagree with most things that our mayor does, but this one is not on him.

  • Totally disagree with you. What choices were you making at 13 and 14 years old? I put the blame on the principal and guidance counselors for not "selling the programs" What does anyone at that age know about being an electrician or mechanic? As a matter of fact, ask a...

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    Totally disagree with you. What choices were you making at 13 and 14 years old? I put the blame on the principal and guidance counselors for not "selling the programs" What does anyone at that age know about being an electrician or mechanic? As a matter of fact, ask a teen what they know about the professions. We have to provide proper guidance to our youth. Raping the schools of the very programs rahm says he is trying to establish in the schools is a travesty.

    The plan is simple. Make the schools less attractive, better students go elsewhere, school on probation, next stop... charter.

18 hours ago

40 hours ago

Summer Camp

Don't forget we have have summer camp for your lovely little ones. It starts as early as 9 and goes til 4. If interested please come to the MLK Center on 76th Street.

2 days ago

FREE Drumline Lessons

Fierce Women of Faith and the Musical Arts Institute present
“Summer Nonviolence Music 2014,”
FREE drumline lessons,
July 14 – August 16,
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
Saturday,
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,
the Musical Arts Institute,
9244 S. Lafayette,
Music education by professional teachers and musicians, Parents and participants receive nonviolence leadership training, To register, Call Michael Manson or Stephen Styles, 773-253-8606

3 days ago

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4 days ago

Why are the 21st Ward Interested Parties for Alderman Scared to Address the 87th Street Situation

It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the...

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It's apparent to me that the interested parties for 21st Ward Alderman are going to ignore the new 21st ward constituents coming from Chatham. Although Chatham residents have loudly stated their displeasure with the cadre of vendors, phony fundraising, buckets boys, etc.it appears that if those who are announced intentions to run will turn a deaf ear to their concerns. Again, there is an ordinance that prohibits solicitation of any kind that runs from 87th Ryan to Western on the west and another one that runs from the Ryan to Cottage Grove on the East.. So I guess the 21st ward doesn't start until Halsted and runs West for election purposes because these same individuals were silent on the Concepts Charter- Clay Evans debacle.

Do any of you have some courage to refute me?

4 days ago

Protests to keep Simeon Career Academy auto and electrical shops open

There will be a rally Monday 6:00pm at Simeon Career Academy to protest the closings of the auto and electrical shops. I will also have petitions there to have signed and delivered to Ald. Brookins to demand that he prevent the closings. With the state of black young unemployment in this city we can not let this happen

4 days ago

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Jul 15

Updated 5 days ago

hello

Just saying hello to the neighborhood.

  • Scoopie Concerned citizen of the 21st. Ward

    Welcome to the EveryBlock blog. You may meet some unwelcomed comments when you post your opinions. Don't pay any attention to them. They are old and welcome an argument. Glad to have you..

  • Lol! thats ok. People are entitled to their 2 cents. Thanks

5 days ago

African-American Small Business Expo is 7/19 at the South Shore Cultural Center

African-American Small Business Expo is 7/19 at the South Shore Cultural Center

5 days ago

Obamacare Learning Curve a Challenge for Health Nonprofits

Obamacare Learning Curve a Challenge for Health Nonprofits

5 days ago

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"The Pillars of Auburn Gresham" Movie Premiere

"The Pillars of Auburn Gresham" Movie Premiere

6 days ago

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Jul 16

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Jul 15

MAPSCorp Civic Tech Team Tackles Big Data Part I

MAPSCorp Civic Tech Team Tackles Big Data Part I

Jul 15

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Jul 07

Updated Jul 14

what is going on?

Everywhere I go all I see are cops, fights, robberies, killings where have our morals gone or have our society forgot that we have morals. We just had a killing in our neighborhood 87th &sangamon but now a family of 1st cousins are fighting one another, the last they had it out two of the family cousin's died what is the world coming to????

  • TheCFABC Networking Messaging and Marketing organization

    You are all over the place with statements unsupported by a shred of facts.

    "Close the boarders and stop paying for those that are not citizens. No other country in the world does that." MANY countries do that !!
    Then u say
    "I also think neighborhoods need to be mixed....

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    You are all over the place with statements unsupported by a shred of facts.

    "Close the boarders and stop paying for those that are not citizens. No other country in the world does that." MANY countries do that !!
    Then u say
    "I also think neighborhoods need to be mixed. No majority of one over the other so people are forced to get along..." HOW do you enforce that ??
    Then you say
    "But most of all everyone needs to stop blaming one over the other and forget about the past and fix the future. Even in your own personal relationship you have to realize bringing up the past just angers some and hurts others..." So dont bring up peoples past ? Dont dissect, understand and avoid repeating the past ? Because you might make someone upset ????

    I'm done, this is ridiculous

  • Good I am glad you are done because you just want to blame everyone else for your problems so continue on, it seems to be working really great for you. I know you can't enforce any of that I was saying it would be a nice thing if that could...

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    Good I am glad you are done because you just want to blame everyone else for your problems so continue on, it seems to be working really great for you. I know you can't enforce any of that I was saying it would be a nice thing if that could happen. You choose to make a fight so go on fight with everyone, I am sure that will solve all of your problems. I know you learn from history so I try in my own life not to repeat any of the wrongs I have done and to do it better each and every time. Hate is what you seem to want to hang on to, not forgiveness. I am NOT saying forget, I am saying FORGIVE and move on and make life better for everyone around you. That is my goal figure out what is yours.

Jul 14

Largest Vegetarian Food Festival In Nearby Naperville IL Returns This August

Largest Vegetarian Food Festival In Nearby Naperville IL Returns This August

Jul 14

The Community Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

The Community Plan to Reduce Violence in Chicago

Jul 14

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Jul 09

Updated Jul 11

love not war

Can we all get alone im tired of the police riding my Hood, we need protection we don't need cops looking for more teens to kill.

  • You must be joking. You are a complete idiot if you are blaming the police for the lack of parenting that goes on in your community. We need more police in your awful neighborhood because you cannot control your own people. The Governor agrees and now the Illinois State Police will be patrolling the streets. Before you blame the police, get your head out of your a** and wake up stupid.

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    I don't know what "can we all get alone" wants, or needs. Protection? How? So, not plainclothes police - you just don't want police at all??? And they are the ones killing teens? OK, lets ignore the gangbangers & mentally disturbed & social misfits cause we know how well they...

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    I don't know what "can we all get alone" wants, or needs. Protection? How? So, not plainclothes police - you just don't want police at all??? And they are the ones killing teens? OK, lets ignore the gangbangers & mentally disturbed & social misfits cause we know how well they all get along. There are a lot more things I'm tired of in my hood and yours, but the police aren't near the top of the list. These problem children start off in someone's home for better or worse & they wind up on the street where they can't think straight and don't shoot straight.

  • Candace Collins Secretary, Park Manor Neighbors Community Council

    Thank you I love Doran Patrick comment. Police are not lkilling your kids, kids are killing each other. It's the uneducated adults that complaining, parents need to raise their kids!!!! Stop blaming the police! You ought to be glad police are patrolling your neigjborhoiod! We all know why some neighborhoods are bad.!!! Instead of complaining about your neighborhood, YOU need to do something! GET INVOLVE!!!!

Jul 11

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Jul 09

Computer Classes For Seniors Throughout July

Computer Classes For Seniors Throughout July

Jul 09

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Jul 08

Project Tech Teens Making a Difference

Project Tech Teens Making a Difference

Jul 08

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