Jul 04

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street lights outage

Why is it taking more than three weeks for the city of Chicago and Comed to restore service to our street lights? Several calls have been made to 311 and Comed...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Mil, do you think drug dealers control the street lights? If so, ask that the control box for your area be put on a 10' pole with a separate padlock (as opposed to a common area key padlock). This worked for us. It took years to figure it out.

  • Well the lights are on now. However about 45 minutes ago they were not on. But I saw a crew out working on California.

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Warning-EZ Pass Spoof

EB people. Got a EZ Pass spoof in my email box today. I called and the Illinois Tollway person said that it was definately an illegal email. Be careful. They ask you to download something. It could be a virus or some other malicious file.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    EB people. Have gotten 2 suspicious telephone calls (soundling like from India). It says that there is a "problem with my windows machine"...it is a live caller. I believe this to be a malicious call intending to do harm. Be careful. I have gotten 3 of these calls. What is the CPD doing about cyber crime? They need to do more.

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Sunshine Gospel Ministries is Looking to Groom 40 Entrepreneurs for its Small Business Academy

I got the following information from Shelby Parchman:

Community Business Academy is accepting applicants for Business Training.

The highlights of this program for participants and graduates include:

1) 12 weeks of Entrepreneurship Training
2) Practical Experience in our Small Business Lab (Simulates running a small business)
3) Exclusive access to our network of business leaders for guidance and mentorship
4) Free to low cost services for legal, accounting, marketing, and finance (payments for these services are subsidized by our funders).

They are looking to fill a total of 40 slots for sessions on the west side and south side. Check out the flyer for more information.

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Shootings, stabbing leave 6 wounded since Saturday afternoon

...s not entirely clear where he was shot: he told police he was wounded at Independence Boulevard and Harrison Street on the West Side but then called police from the Eisenhower Expressway. He gave investigators...

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...was shot about 3:50 a.m. Sunday at an Englewood neighborhood party in the 5800 block of South Wolcott Avenue after two people outside a car he was sitting in started fighting, police said. Someone...

...his hip about 11:15 p.m. Saturday. He told police he was wounded near Augusta Boulevard and Washtenaw Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood but police found no crime scene there. The 26-year...

...neighborhood on the Far North Side, a 24-year-old man was shot in the 1700 block of West Farwell Avenue about 1:30 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The...

...neighborhood Saturday afternoon. The man was stabbed in the arm during a fight in the 4300 block of West Lawrence around 3:07 p.m., and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Sweeney...

5 days ago

Fistfight Between 14-Year-Olds Led to Shamiya Adams’ Death, McCarthy Says

Police said Lee, of the 600 block of South Lawndale Avenue, was looking to retaliate after one of his associates, a 14-year-old, got into a fight earlier with another 14-year-old.

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Hundreds gather to pay respects to slain 11-year-old Shamiya Adams

But an errant bullet flew through a window into the home where Shamiya and her friends were preparing to make s’mores during a slumber party in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue. The bullet passed through a wall, and struck Shamiya in the head as she sat on the floor.

5 days ago

Prosecutor: Shooter knew rival wasn’t in crowd but fired anyway

Instead, an errant bullet entered a nearby home where 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was preparing to make s’mores with her friends during a slumber party in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue.

Lee, of the 600 block of South Lawndale Avenue, allegedly admitted to someone that he had gotten rid of the gun and was later identified by several witness in a line-up and photo array.

5 days ago

Cops: Gang member fired ‘without care,’ hit girl at sleepover

One of the bullets entered a home on the 3900 block of West Gladys and hit Shamiya in the head as she prepared to microwave s’mores while at a slumber party at a friend’s house.

Lee, of the 600 block of South Lawndale Avenue, was charged with murder and was expected in bond court Friday.

5 days ago

22 Wounded, Boy Killed in Chicago Weekend Shootings

...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...

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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...

...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...

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...

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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Teen Charged in Sleepover Shooting Held Without Bail

...of the Gangster Disciples. They said someone Lee knows was riding his bike near the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue at about 4 p.m. when two people pushed that person off the bike and...

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A donation box remained out at Fatso's Last Stand, at 2258 W Chicago Ave., on Friday afternoon.

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Prosecutor: Shooter knew rival wasn’t in crowd but fired anyway

Instead, an errant bullet entered a nearby home where 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was preparing to make s’mores with her friends during a slumber party in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue.

Lee, of the 600 block of South Lawndale Avenue, allegedly admitted to someone that he had gotten rid of the gun and was later identified by several witness in a line-up and photo array.

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Shootings, stabbing leave 6 wounded

W Harrison St & S Independence Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60624, United States

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Police tape blocks off the scene of a shooting near the intersection of 58th Street and Wolcott Avenue. (Peter Nickeas, Chicago Tribune / July 27, 2014)

1700 W Farwell Ave, Chicago, IL, 60626, United States

5800 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL, 60636, United States

4300 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL, 60630, United States

N Washtenaw Ave & W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60622, United States

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Jul 11

Updated 6 days ago

Register for the Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp

The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

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The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

The Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp will arm you with the tools you need to move your business startup to the next level. We will show you how to start a new business and help you avoid some of the common landmines that await new entrepreneurs. You will

- Assess your readiness to obtain personal and business financing and start a new business
- Learn how to improve your credit score
- Learn the pros and cons of various legal structures for your business
- Understand the state and local business licensing and regulatory processes
- Learn how to navigate important federal, state and local websites for filings, registration and certification
- Prepare a business plan in a format that is generally accepted by banks and investment companies
- Understand basic record keeping and maintaining compliance
- Have access to up to 15 hours group technical assistance outside of the normal class schedule

Upon completion of all 8 weeks of the boot camp, you will receive a certificate of completion and be reimbursed for the first month of your subscription to LivePlan business planning software to complete your business plan.

Eligibility

- Start up business
- Individual/Entrepreneur
- A Small Business owner (under $ 50,000 yearly)
- Business Must Be Located in Any of the Target Communities of Englewood/North Lawndale/West Englewood/Woodlawn/Washington Park/Austin/South Shore/Chatham/Maywood/Bellwood

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RCdtKVWtXsbewORzA5B9Z6Y8jTHboiZmp8VdwmBUvl4/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Please note that I will not be facilitating workshops for the Monroe Foundation's Small Business Boot Camp this fall. If you are still interested in the program, contact Otis Monroe directly at 773-315-9720.

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Jul 24

Updated Jul 24

Person of interest questioned in fatal shooting of 11-year-old girl

11-year-old Shamiya Adams was attending a friend’s sleepover near Gladys and Springfield in the East Garfield Park neighborhood when a stray bullet came through a side window and struck her in the head and killed her.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    This doesn't sound good. It's taking way too long to charge this person of interest. It makes me think they might have the wrong person...

    Or maybe his attorney is telling him to keep silent for now.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I'm glad I was wrong.

Jul 24

Police To Announce Charges In 11-Year-Old Girl’s Murder

Shamiya was at a sleepover Friday night at a friend’s house in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue, when a bullet pierced a window or wall at the home, and struck her in the head, apparently as she played with friends in a bedroom.

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A fundraiser to raise money for Shamiya’s family was scheduled for Thursday at Fatso’s Last Stand at 2258 W Chicago Ave. Memorial services for Shamiya will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at first Baptist Congregational Church at 1613 West Washington Boulevard.

A fundraiser to raise money for Shamiya’s family was scheduled for Thursday at Fatso’s Last Stand at 2258 W Chicago Ave. Memorial services for Shamiya will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at first Baptist Congregational Church at 1613 West Washington Boulevard.

Jul 24

Man charged in shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams

The girl and a group of her friends were sitting in a circle in a room in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue when gunshots rang out, authorities and family members said. One came in through the window and struck Shamiya in the head.

Jul 24

Police: Person charged in shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams

Shamiya, 11, was at a friend’s sleepover near Gladys and Springfield in East Garfield Park where relatives say the kids were having a pretend campfire.

Jul 24

Man Charged in Shooting that Killed Shamiya Adams

...four friends, aged 11 to 17, when shots were fired toward the home on the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood on  July 18. The girl's family members said...

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The charges came just hours before a 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. event at Fatso’s Last Stand, at 2258 W Chicago Ave., to help raise money for the Adams' funeral.

Jul 24

Police: Person charged in shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams

Shamiya, 11, was at a friend’s sleepover near Gladys and Springfield in East Garfield Park where relatives say the kids were having a pretend campfire.

Jul 24

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