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My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen...

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My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen to me so i feel that no one cares anymore about the community's on the Southside they treat everyone like criminals what should we do?alderman Cochran is no good for us he doesn't return calls and he's not doing anything to help his community ljs

  • Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us....

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    Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us. There are ways that many of us can do to combat violence: positive loitering,( gangbangers and drug dealers stray away from blocks that have roaming eyes) attend Beat meetings to voice our complaints (I am disappointed when I see only 15 attendees at every meeting,most of whom are elderly.),call the police constantly to complain of illegal activity. Continue to reach out to the police concerning your incident so that they may take it seriously. Find out the name of the detective assigned to your case.

8 hours ago

No Longer Marooned: U. of C. Unifies Campus With New Pedestrian Spaces

...connection across campus. That summer, crews built a new landscaped pathway and public space on 58th west of Ellis, replacing a cul-de-sac. As part of the project, the university demolished Ingleside Hall...

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Logan Center screening showcases student films

A public screening will highlight student projects this Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at screening room 201 in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.

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“You want people from all walks of life,” said Jacox, who also serves as the minister at New Christian Life House of Prayer & Faith, 852 E. 75th St. “When kids come together, they find out they have a lot in common and they do great work, because everyone’s got ideas.”

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Reclaim Chicago! (reclaimchicago.org)

Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure...

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Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure that they get elected.

In order to give citizens throughout the city an input on what issues are most important to them and what they would like to see changed in Chicago, we have created a website where you can say why you want to reclaim Chicago. All you need to do is go to reclaimchicago.org and submit some personal information and a sentence describing what you want to see changed. This only takes a few minutes, and it would be great to get some representation from Woodlawn!

Also, if you're interested in learning more about the People's Lobby and our potential candidates, or getting involved, let me know!

6 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Search for pepper!!!

Hi. Would anybody know where I could find "ghost peppers" in Chicagoland area. It's all called "Bhut Jalokia"

  • I asked the pepper maven at the 61st street farmers market and she said she has a pot of them at home but they aren't ripe yet. also they are so hot she prefers not to pick them!! She said the next hottest close to them are habaneras.

  • Qazi Raheel regular joe

    Ginni, thank you so much.

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  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Inspired by Robust; Members of the family that opened Greenline once worked at Robust... and another former employee of Robust went on to open Kusanya Cafe in Englewood. http://www.yelp.com/biz/kusanya-cafe-chicago So no matter how one feels about Robust, they deserve kudos for training and showing other entrepreneurs that you can be successful selling coffee in the hood.

Aug 13

Updated 3 days ago

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

    do u recall the construction 63rd? UofChicago had most streets in this area a mess. this was before the resurfacing. My car lost a tire. so I am in complete agreement with the project. It was needed.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    We must be talking about two totally different stretches of 63rd. This was a huge waste of resources which are direly needed elsewhere.

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Best Rug Cleaner in HP/Kenwood? Recommendations Please!

Where would you all recommend taking delicate wool rugs to be cleaned in the area? Is there a dry cleaners in the neighborhood or nearby who does a good and careful job? I need a place I can trust with my favorite old rugs. Thanks in advance for your help.

  • Tracy in Hyde Park Lives in East Hyde Park

    I've used Allegretti Rug Masters for years. They come to your home, roll your rugs up and take them away. Once your rugs are clean, they bring the rugs back, unroll them, and lay them out just as you want them. We've never had any problems with any of our beloved rugs. http://www.allegrettirugmasters.com/#2929.

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Jul 22

Updated 6 days ago

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/

Mar 06

Updated 6 days ago

Look Out for the Knock-Out Game

In the fall of last year, quite a few reports were covering a new sadistic hit-and-run trend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjP39MS_GYk A sick twisted 'game' of sucker punch, where the object is to run up on an unsuspecting stranger and knock them out with one calculated hit to the head. In neighborhoods like ours we see each spring a surge in crime. Be on your guard, don't be a target of this new 'game', it's likely to resurface. Recently there were reports that show it may already be making a comeback. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-shows-sucker-punch-attacks-mass-street-article-1.1617823 http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/teens-attack-brooklyn-woman-knockout-game-article-1.1711154

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Aug 12

Updated Aug 13

Found Cat at 53rd and Drexel

Hello - someone I know found this cat at 53 and Drexel soliciting attention from passerby. He's a non-neutered male. Hoping to connect with cat's family.

Please contact: Britni - 773-702-0665
ratliff@uchicago.edu

Thanks!

  • Anna F Longtime Hyde Parker interested in neighborhoods.

    Contact hydeparkcats.org. I'll also alert them to your post.

Aug 12

Checkerboard City: No Longer Marooned

...connection across campus. That summer, crews built a new landscaped pathway and public space on 58th west of Ellis, replacing a cul-de-sac. As part of the project, the university demolished Ingleside Hall...

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