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Lee Goodman: Stop Conceal Carry Coalition

President Obama's comments about yesterday's shooting at an Oregon high school demonstrate the urgency of our work to reduce gun violence. Here are excerpts from his remarks:

“Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. "Right now, it's not even possible to get even the mildest restrictions through Congress, and we should be ashamed of that." “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” “My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this...

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President Obama's comments about yesterday's shooting at an Oregon high school demonstrate the urgency of our work to reduce gun violence. Here are excerpts from his remarks:

“Our levels of gun violence are off the charts. "Right now, it's not even possible to get even the mildest restrictions through Congress, and we should be ashamed of that." “If public opinion does not demand change in Congress, it will not change.” “My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage. We’re the only developed country on the Earth where this happens. And it happens now once a week, and it’s a one-day story. “A lot of people will say this is a mental health problem – it’s not a gun problem. The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people. It’s not the only country that has psychosis, and yet, we kill each other in these mass shootings at rates that are exponentially higher than any place else. Well, what’s the difference? The difference is that these guys can stack up a bunch of ammunition in their houses, and that’s sort of par for the course.”
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What can be done?
It's time for us to be honest about the situation. It's time for America to admit that the Second Amendment is at the core of the problem we are having with guns. The fundamental concept that every American has a right to have guns must be challenged – and changed.
More than 600 people have signed our petition to repeal the Second Amendment. If you have not yet signed, please go to www.PeacefulCommunities.org now and add your name to the growing list of people who are ready to move our country in the direction it needs to go. Once you sign, forward this message to a friend.
Let's show President Obama and Congress that the American people are willing to do what needs to be done to make our country safer for everyone.

  • Drew 60626 Lifetime Democrat

    Hi. I'm very sorry about the violence in your neighborhood, but please don't just blame it on guns alone. We all know that gang culture, poverty, lack of education and lack of jobs are the main factors. Also, Lee Goodman is a very well known extreme radical who simply despises law-abiding gun owners like me. I own a legally bought handgun that I keep in case some criminal was to break inside my home in the middle of the night. I choose to protect my family. What's wrong with that?

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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.

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.

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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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  • lisadee, thankfully the story also ran on abc7 last night (july 28th) at 10pm. now, we need to make some noise about this. it must stop!
    either that or i need to find out how to get myself one of those "supervouchers" as i would love to live super-life in that building though it is out of my price range even with the same full-time job i have held for 30 years. so glad i can help someone else who's not necessarily working enjoy it, though. not!

  • lisadee Ten Plus Year Hyde Park Resident

    Thanks for the information Beebee! Ria Rai, I know that Soulquarian was good enough to provide us with a link and that you are currently following up to get a live person. Thanks for offering to pass along the information if you should discover it. I agree with Beebee, it's time to start making some noise.

46 hours ago

Enrollment now open for Quality Early Learning

Are you, family members or friends looking for quality early learning care for your children that is also affordable?  If so enrollment is now open for Metropolitan Family Services' early learning programs in Chicago, located on the city's Southwest, South and Northwest Sides.

46 hours ago

John's Hardware and Bicycle Shop

"If We Don't Have It, You Don't Need It", is the motto of John's Hardware and Bicycle Shop which has been servicing Englewood for several decades. This family owned business provides general hardware for home repairs, quality used bicycles and also landscaping.

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Remembering Ryan Harris

The 16th Annual Family Memorial Picnic for Ryan Harris took place on Monday at the Ryan Harris Memorial Park in Englewood.

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So Fresh Saturdays Tour - Next Stop at Ogden Park - August 2nd!

R.A.G.E. is excited to present So Fresh Saturdays at Ogden Park! This is a FREE, family-friendly, resident driven, “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions, provide resources for the community and educational workshops for all ages. The goal of the series is to create a safe space in the parks of the Englewood and West Englewood community. There will be a fashion show, musical entertainment, a workshop, FREE food, and more!

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R.A.G.E. is excited to present So Fresh Saturdays at Ogden Park! This is a FREE, family-friendly, resident driven, “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions, provide resources for the community and educational workshops for all ages. The goal of the series is to create a safe space in the parks of the Englewood and West Englewood community. There will be a fashion show, musical entertainment, a workshop, FREE food, and more!

Ogden Park is located at 6500 S. Racine from 3pm-8pm and for this stop, RAGE will be partnering with Donda's House to host an open mic for young people ages 15-24, giving them the opportunity to perform in the AAHH Festival hosted by Common Ground Foundation.

For more info contact RAGE at 866-845-1032 or email us at joinrage@gmail.com!

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Positive viewing

I highly recommend watching Hidden Colors 1 , 2, & 3. There is something to be revealed in each film. Any age group will be enlightened. An Afro American based documentary

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get healthy

Englewood Community health center located at 641 W. 63rd street has a walking group on Wednesdays from 2pm-3:30pm which is free and open to the public!! healthy snacks provided post walk.

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Culture connection 360

July/August/September
hidden colors 3 & other cultural documentary/ film screenings!
8/2/2014 DR. Runoko Rashidi (Hidden colors 2) Live Presentation!!!
8/16/2014 Culture connection Anniversary celebration!
400 W. 71 Street(71st & stewart) call (773)527-6015 for more info and tickets

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RAGE Partners with Donda's House to Host Open Mic at So Fresh Saturdays!

So Fresh Saturdays hosted by R.A.G.E. is a FREE, family-friendly, resident driven, “edu-tainment” series that showcases various artistic expressions, provide resources for the community and educational workshops for all ages. The goal of the series is to create a safe space in the parks of the Englewood and West Englewood community.  At Ogden Park located at 6500 S. Racine from 3pm-8pm, RAGE will be partnering with Donda's House to host an open mic for young people ages 15-24, giving them the opportunity to perform in the AAHH Festival hosted by Common Ground Foundation.  

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community services

First Start Academy Daycare at 5708 S. Ashland passes out free lunch with parent enrollment their accepting kids ages newborn to 12 y/o. They have Mental health services for children and parents. They also help with finding employment and housing

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Community outreach

Holy angles out reach church offers free counseling for all ages they help the homeless by providing them with shelter,food and clothing

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crushes club camp (boys only)

Monday-Friday ages 8-17 offers free boxing, yoga and music recording classes located at 1406 W.64 Street

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Good Morning Everyone

Get Happy and Fit in 2014
Englewood community health fitness class will be doing yoga for pain relief every Wednesday from 10:30am -12:pm at 641 W. 63rd Street all classes are FREE and open to the public

  • DaShanda #WatchTheParents

    Holy Angels Out Reach Church at 5638 S. Ashland helps the community by passing out food and clothing every Wednesday. On August 30,2014 from 12-4pm they will be having a back to school jam which is free and also open to the public

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Volunteers/Donations Needed

Hello all...

My name is Cassandra I am a 36 year old from Englewood and am opening up my own non profit...

We're in need of volunteers and donations... Monetary or "in kind" are fine.

Visit the website and see how you can assist.
www.A-AFP.org

Or call 773.916.7716

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How I Am Stronger Than Violence

I Am Stronger Than Violence!                                 

3 days ago

"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. 

3 days ago

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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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.  

3 days ago

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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Jul 23

One Summer Chicago Plus

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.

Jul 23

One Summer Chicgo Plus- Children's Home and Aid/DFSS

Hi, my name is Avery Sterling and I'm a mentee in the One Summer Chicago at the Peace communuty Center and my mentor is Ms. Chyrisse Dunnorm.

Jul 23

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:

Jul 23

One Summer Chicago Plus Program

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

Jul 23

Spoken Word Talent Competition 2014

“The winner will not only be judged on style and delivery, but their content must be clean and family friendly. We don’t allow our participants to use any derogatory or negative language in their spoken word piece in our competitions,” said Taj Jones, the organization founder and director. “We are about promoting our youth who uplift and respect themselves. This is to give them an outlet and to showcase those youth doing right.”

Jul 23

ANGELS OF ENGLEWOODS FUTURE

Hi, my name is Avery Sterling and I'm a mentee in the One Summer Chicago Plus Program at the Peace communuty Center and my mentor is Ms. Chyrisse Dunnorm. My mentor has taught me alot of things such as how to balance work while attending school, how to dress properly for an interview, having priorities, reasons for working, and having intergrity. I also learned alot about Responsibility. I learned that you have responsibilities in a work place like following rules and regulations, and knowing how to communicate and handle situations when working with a team.

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