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Poor families use 'supervouchers' to rent in city's priciest buildings

Interesting move by the CHA. Not sure I agree with paying up to $3k to rent an apartment. They should consider lowering that amount.

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http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140726/ISSUE01/307269984/poor-families-use-supervouchers-to-rent-in-citys-priciest-buildings
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The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents.

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Interesting move by the CHA. Not sure I agree with paying up to $3k to rent an apartment. They should consider lowering that amount.

Google the above title and you can read the complete article for free.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140726/ISSUE01/307269984/poor-families-use-supervouchers-to-rent-in-citys-priciest-buildings
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The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents.

But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center.

The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program so that more low-income residents can leave the city's roughest neighborhoods and start a new life in places with low poverty and crime and close to good schools and jobs.

Yet some landlords say it's a mistake to use scarce tax dollars to pay ultra-high rents for a fortunate few when more than 15,000 people sit on the CHA's voucher waiting list.

“This is nuts,” says landlord Tony Rossi, president of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp., who describes himself as a liberal Democrat. “In a situation where you're dealing with a low-income person, do they really need a 25th-floor apartment with a lake view? It just doesn't make sense to me.”
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  • Good morning. Now that this information is out, what are people going to do about it (for those who have a problem with it)? I for one don't believe anyone should live in a dangerous location just because of your income but why am I helping to subsidize someone living in a place that I can't afford and I work 40 hours a week and have done so since I was 20? Who do I contact in the CHA as well as politically to register my complaint?

  • WOW i wish i could get a voucher then.

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Greencorps Youth Learn Bike Repair Skills

On a neighborhood ride recently, students from Greencorps needed to use a newly learned skill--fixing a flat!  In addition to learning to build and properly ride, they are learning bicycle safety and repair.  Look for the blue shirts and green bikes riding around your neighborhood.  

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"Hoops in the Hood More Than Just Basketball"

TWE's staff member Michael Tidmore and his fellow coaches have been working closely with our community youth to coach them up so that they will perform well at this important tournament.  "We are more focused on how our youth will conduct themselves and show good sportsmanship at the tournament and not just working on playing basketball", says Michael Tidmore.  Hoops in the Hoods is providing a peaceful setting for our youth, and they are responding in a very positive and productive way by showing up and being involved on a team, cooeprating and working together as a group. 

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22 Wounded, Boy Killed in Chicago Weekend Shootings

...to his right ankle. The victim says he was walking down the street in the 5600 block of South Emerald Street when he was approached by two males who asked if he was from the neighborhood...

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Casualties over the weekend include a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed at about 6 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of South California Avenue. Six others were also wounded in a shooting that witnesses say was a drive-by.

A 3-year-old was also critically wounded Friday night when he was shot at about 10:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue. The bullet struck the young boy in his abdomen and exited through his hip, officials said. Police say the child's mother's boyfriend was the intended target.

...man was grazed in the neck by a bullet 8 a.m. Sunday on the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. The victim told police that he was shot by an unknown person in a grey...

...man was shot while sitting in the back of a car outside a party at 58th and Wolcott. Police say two people began arguing outside of the car, and one of them fired...

Police say a woman and her boyfriend were walking out of a nightclub in the 100 block of West Huron when they became involved in an altercation with another man. The boyfriend produced a gun...

A 27-year-old man walking in the 2600 block of West Augusta at about 11:15 p.m. Saturday says he suddenly felt pain and discovered he...

...m. Saturday. The victim was talking to a woman at a gas station in the 600 block of South Independence when he says an individual approached the pair with a gun and announced a robbery...

A 24-year-old man is listed in stable condition after he was shot in the calf at about 1:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Farwell Avenue. Police say the victim is a documented gang member with a felony conviction. Nobody is in custody for the shooting.

...The 26-year-old man was sitting the driver's seat of a car at 52nd and Hoyne when he was shot. He's listed in serious condition with a wound to the...

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Summer As An OSC + Intern at the Peace Center

My name is Shaquana Beal I’m a youth worker at the peace center. In my first week I learned how to balance family, work and school. On July 3rd we feed 120 people for 2 weeks in a row. On the second week I learned about womanhood, I learned that you have to take care of yourself, have your own house, go to college, have a job, and to respect yourself. I really enjoy the field trips that we have gone on. We also learned how to be responsible, I learned that you can’t blame anybody for what you have to do and that you cant leave your team hanging. I also learned that you have can’t give up on your team and also learned that there's no I in team.

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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks at Hamilton Park

Back by citywide demand! Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks returns this summer and brings William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, FREE FOR ALL, to 18 neighborhood parks across Chicago. As in previous years, a specially equipped truck will roll into each park, a stage will unfold, and a company of professional actors will share the delight of Shakespeare with families and neighbors of all ages. In this popular Shakespearean comedy, a quartet of mismatched lovers, a gaggle of hapless actors and mischievous sprites cross paths with the king and queen of the fairies, entangled in their own domestic dispute. Audiences will be transported to a wondrous wood brimming with paramours and possibilities where the inexplicable magic of falling in love—and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams—is discovered. Director David H. Bell has adapted this Shakespeare favorite into an acrobatic and riotously entertaining version of the play. - See more at:

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Hi, my name is Tony Robinson and I'm a mentee in the OSC plus at the Peace Community Center and my mentor is Ms. Chyrisse Dunnorm. She has helped me to learn many life lessons. First, I learned about the importance of balancing work, school, and family to your advantage so you can succeed in life the best way possible. Secondly, I learned what integrity meant and I learned that You can be in integrity by saying u will do something and actually following through with it. Next, I learned what resiliance was and how resiliance is used at all times and that some times you are resiliant without even knowing it. Then, I learned what it meant to be a man and I found out my self that manhood is a hard thing to obtain, the knowledge we learn every day helps us young men to become men. Lastly, just recently I learned what responsibility truly is and I fell as though I have become a very responsible young man and I have learned that responsibility is a big part in becoming a man. We also went on trips as a plus we went to the Taste of Chicago, Millineum Park and more. We also were involved in a program to feed people that wanted food or may have needed. In conclusion this has been a great experience and i have learned lots about what it means to become an adult and I'm grateful I got the chance to be apart of this program.

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Hello, My name is Jerome Falkner and I'm a mentee for One summer Chicago, my site is the Peace Community center and my mentor is Chyrisse Dunnorm. My Mentor taught me alot of things I need to do in order to be successful in achieving my education and furthering my job career. ilearned that inorder to also succeed,I have to make good choices and decision.My mentor  have been showing me a good part of life and showing me how it feel to get out the hood an have fun,enjoy life as we took trips downtown  to Millilleum, Taste Of Chicago and Buckingham Fountain lookin at alot of stuff i never knew about. i Love My dreamTeam Family Thank God For My Blessings

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Spoken Word Talent Competition 2014

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Human Resources

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Boxing in Englewood aims to help steer kids away from violence

On Monday night, a 15-year old boy was shot and wounded while standing on the 5700 block of south Peoria. He was supposed to be in the gym with the rest of the kids, who say their goal is to stay alive.

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1 dead, 7 injured in city shootings

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...shot the man, striking him in the back. The man managed to drive until the 5100 block of South Cicero Avenue, where paramedics were called and the man was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai...

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1 dead, 6 injured in shootings across city

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About 9:56 p.m., a man thought to be in his 30s was found shot in the chest in the 5200 block of North Kenmore Avenue, police said.

A 20-year-old man was standing in the 300 block of East 42nd Street when someone fired shots at him from a gray vehicle, striking him in the abdomen...

Just after 9 p.m., a 46-year-old man was standing in the alley in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the torso, hip, arm and leg. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

About 7:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 2400 block of West 21st Street on the Lower West Side. The shooter fired from a dark-colored vehicle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and his condition was “stable,” police said.

Another 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue about 7:15 p.m., police said. He had been walking with a group when they were approached by another group and someone opened fire. He was also taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

...LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 22-year-old man was in the 4600 block of South Lamon Avenue when he got into an argument with several people in a vehicle and was shot...

...people in a vehicle and was shot, police said. He drove to the intersection of 51st and Cicero before he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition...

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1 dead, 6 hurt in Chicago shootings on Monday

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...p.m., a 34-year-old man was found shot in the chest in the 5200 block of North Kenmore Avenue, police said.He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced...

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...30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 2400 block of West 21st Street on the Lower West Side. The shooter fired from a dark-colored vehicle, police said...

...stable," police said.Another 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue about 7:15 p.m., police said. He had been walking with a group when...

...LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 22-year-old man was in the 4600 block of South Lamon Avenue when he got into an argument with several people in a vehicle and was shot...

...people in a vehicle and was shot, police said. He drove to the intersection of 51st and Cicero before he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition...

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1 Dead, 6 Wounded In Citywide Shootings On Monday

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About 9:56 p.m., a man thought to be in his 30s was found shot in the chest in the 5200 block of North Kenmore Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood, police said.

A 20-year-old man was standing in the 300 block of East 42nd Street when someone fired shots at him from a gray vehicle, striking him in the abdomen...

...9 p.m., a 46-year-old man was standing in the alley in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place in the West Englewood neighborhood when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. The...

About 7:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 2400 block of West 21st Street in the Little Village neighborhood. The shooter fired from a dark-colored vehicle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and his condition was “stable,” police said.

Another 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue about 7:15 p.m., police said. He had been walking with a group when they were approached by another group and someone opened fire. He was also taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

...LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 22-year-old man was in the 4600 block of South Lamon Avenue when he got into an argument with several people in a vehicle and was shot...

...people in a vehicle and was shot, police said. He drove to the intersection of 51st and Cicero before he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition...

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Man killed in Edgewater Beach among 8 shot overnight

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Greencorps Youth Receive Introduction to Yoga

Greencorps Youth at Team Englewood learned that yoga is not only good for your body, it's great for your mind!  Deep breathing techniques were stressed during Thursday's yoga session with Tameka Lawson from iGrow Chicago.  Students learned that while one cannot control the body's immediate physical reaction to stressful situations, focusing on deep breathing can help control the emotional response.  The session, while brief, was very informative and the response was overwhelmingly positive.   Thanks, Tameka!!

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Greencorps Youth Visits Millenium Park as it Celebrates It's 10th Anniversary

On July 16, students from the Greencorps Youth program at Team Englewood High School, visited Millenium Park for a relaxing outing with their team.  It just happened to be the park's 10th anniversary!

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1 killed, 6 shot across city Monday

About 8:40 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was sitting on a porch in the 5700 block of South Peoria Street when someone in a light-colored vehicle shot him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where was listed in good condition, police said.

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About 9:56 p.m., a man thought to be in his 30s was found shot in the chest in the 5200 block of North Kenmore Avenue, police said.

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About 7:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 2400 block of West 21st Street on the Lower West Side. The shooter fired from a dark-colored vehicle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and his condition was “stable,” police said.

Another 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue about 7:15 p.m., police said. He had been walking with a group when they were approached by another group and someone opened fire. He was also taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

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1 dead, 7 injured in city shootings

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Safe Passage

Safe Passage..a group of parents who is willing to better the community piece by piece. They will be in Ogden Park, for those who want to come out and enjoy the weather. You can also bring the children to play. Were there to watch over those who wants to enjoy their neighborhood and the parks!!

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    Safe passage will report to the park @2:00 p.m and will be there til 5:00 p.m on July 23,2014!

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The Way Ministry Collaboration Presents: The Family Feeding Center

The Way Ministry Collaboration Presents: The Family Feeding Center, began April 23 and will be an ongoing event open to the public. Every Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm-2pm at the Peace Center located at 6455 South Peoria.

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The Amazing Race

Friday, July 11 proved to be a day of fun and friendship for students in the Greencorps Youth program.  The morning session, led by mentors Charles and Bettie, went on a scavenger hunt in and around the school.  Faced with tasks such as getting a staff member to do the "D Low Shuffle" (and filming it!), recreating a scene from the movie "Titanic" and taking a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower, some early hesitation quickly made way for excitement and an urgency to get the race going.  Six teams of two took off for an hour with strict instructions to complete all ten tasks on school grounds.  Jonnas and Mary were the winners, ten minutes ahead of the next group.  After reconvening, students shared their videos and pictures.  With the goal of creating unity, teamwork and making new friends, as well as thinking creatively and generally "outside the box", the activity was a clear success and will be repeated before the program ends on August 8. 

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