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Updated 5 hours ago

problem business @ 75th & Coles

Have you had a bad experience or seen bad things happening at the small "restaurant" on the northeast corner of 75th & Coles? After the proprietor threatened community gardeners with violence and vandalism, another neighbor observed someone leaving the store with a marijuana cigarette that they purchased there. If you have feedback about this store, let us know - it could be useful in building a case to the city to get this business cleaned up or shut down.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    It has been going on for quite a while. Since the corner of 75th & Exchange has been policed the young men hanging on that corner need some place to hang so they are roaming around looking for another spot and that restaurant is one also inside the metra station....

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    It has been going on for quite a while. Since the corner of 75th & Exchange has been policed the young men hanging on that corner need some place to hang so they are roaming around looking for another spot and that restaurant is one also inside the metra station. These store owners not only allow the criminals to sell there drugs in their stores I believe they supply them as with the store Omar and Selma Inc at 76th & Coles. Now listen to this. If we stay out of their stores they'll have to leave so don't buy from them.

  • Happy making better choices

    If they are supplying the drugs and making a profit, they don't need us so staying away isn't enough. They need to leave, the community needs to make it happen.

  • Omar and Selma Inc at 76th & Coles a real problem.

3 days ago

Updated 11 hours ago

Alderman race

Good morning every one,
It has come to my attention that Doran Myrickes has steped back in the race for 7th ward alderman. That is great. I will be supporting this brother and I am encouraging everyone to research him and do the same.

Mar 27

Updated 19 hours ago

Not NO but HELL NO to Bike Lanes on Stony Island

Stop this madness of installing bike lanes in areas where there are no bikers.
Gabe Kline, the ousted previous CDOT Commissioner, admitted that they sometimes put in bike lanes where there were no bikers to "control people who are apt to break laws". Enough! Stop trying to heard us around with bike lanes like cattle in the stock yard.

Dave Smith of the Chicago Department of Transportation explains how Stony Island Avenue's eight lanes handle half of the traffic that...

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Stop this madness of installing bike lanes in areas where there are no bikers.
Gabe Kline, the ousted previous CDOT Commissioner, admitted that they sometimes put in bike lanes where there were no bikers to "control people who are apt to break laws". Enough! Stop trying to heard us around with bike lanes like cattle in the stock yard.

Dave Smith of the Chicago Department of Transportation explains how Stony Island Avenue's eight lanes handle half of the traffic that Lake Shore Drive sees every day.
SOUTH SHORE — The Chicago Department of Transportation is considering taking traffic lanes out of Stony Island Avenue to create new bike lanes.

Among the options presented was a proposal to remove one lane from northbound side of the street to create two-way bicycle lanes separated from traffic by a thin landscaped median.

Other options included cutting one lane from both the northbound and southbound sides of the street for bike lanes protected from traffic by landscaped medians.

South Shore residents were skeptical that adding bike lanes would increase cycling on the street, and many thought removing a lane would add to congestion as rush hour traffic plods along Stony Island from the Skyway to South Lake Shore Drive.

Smith said the eight lanes of Stony Island currently handle about 35,000 cars per day, half of the 70,000 cars that travel Lake Shore Drive every day.

He said traffic studies found that cyclists do use the street to get to 71st Street and then over to the lakefront, and that the street is not safe for cycling now, with about 45 bike accidents in the last five years on Stony Island.

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) was not immediately convinced the bike lanes would be a good idea, but was encouraged that there is a clear source of funding.

“I have not been a big proponent of it, but I will defer to the community,” Hairston said.

  • Don

    You guys talk about these bike lanes as if they have no impact on anyone but bikers but they do. They impact everyone else including drivers and walkers and riders of public transportation. If CDOT were to even attempt to serve all of the residents I think even they would...

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    You guys talk about these bike lanes as if they have no impact on anyone but bikers but they do. They impact everyone else including drivers and walkers and riders of public transportation. If CDOT were to even attempt to serve all of the residents I think even they would conclude that major auto through fares should not be where bike lanes are placed. And yes I am sure they would agree that a street that carries 6,000 cars an hour / 35,000 a day qualifies as a major through fare.

    I believe there could be another option that would not negatively impact so many people each and every day.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Amen!

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Mar 20

Updated 33 hours ago

Sandi Jackson's Former Chief of Staff Seeks to Replace Her as Alderman

Like first lady Michelle Obama, Barrett said she graduated from the former Bryn Mawr Elementary School, 7355 S. Jeffery Blvd.

  • Elder Preacher of The Gospel, community property owner .

    Anyone who was involved with Sandi, especially Ms. Barrett who was running the office while Sandi was missing meetings should be embarrassed to apply for the office. They all should go somewhere sit down. It is my opinion that all our leaders are there for themselves and have very little or no concern for the people.

  • You all are right. It has come to my attention Dorian Myrickes is back in the race. Mr. Magic, I know you are tired of these people but just take a look at him. Research him, he does a lot for the community and he said he will donate 20%...

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    You all are right. It has come to my attention Dorian Myrickes is back in the race. Mr. Magic, I know you are tired of these people but just take a look at him. Research him, he does a lot for the community and he said he will donate 20% of his salary when he is elected to a non profit in the community they will have to apply for. He has a complete economic package already to go win or lose for the ward. He works with everyone and Republicans, Democrats, green party and so on.

2 days ago

Updated 41 hours ago

It's about time!!!! Illinois awards $52M for bike, walking paths

It's about time that walking and biking are becoming 'mainstream', what's up with that?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9502039

April 13, 2014 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois officials say more than $52 million in federal funds will be invested in local alternative transportation projects.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday the money will pay for 71 projects across the state, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification.

The money comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program - federal money that is doled out...

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It's about time that walking and biking are becoming 'mainstream', what's up with that?

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9502039

April 13, 2014 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- Illinois officials say more than $52 million in federal funds will be invested in local alternative transportation projects.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Saturday the money will pay for 71 projects across the state, including bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification.

The money comes from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program - federal money that is doled out competitively and encourages transportation-related projects.

Quinn says the projects will support more than 400 jobs.

The program is designed to encourage alternative transportation options, including bike and pedestrian trails and streetscape upgrades. Local matching funds are required.

The current round of applications to the Illinois Department of Transportation included 232 applications requesting funding totaling nearly $261 million.

(Copyright ©2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Don

    I am fine with this as long as they are not planning to try to take away car lanes on major thoroughfares like Stony Island.

  • waymond 2 1/2 Years in South Shore

    Sorry, but those plans have already been made.

  • Don

    Not quite, the area I am concerned about (67th Street to 79th Street) has not been decided and 5th Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston is seeking community input. She can be reached at 773-324-5555 or lhairston@cityofchicago.org. If only the drivers that drove through there in one day called she would get 35,000 calls.

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Updated 2 days ago

Chicago decriminalized marijuana possession—but not for everyone

The CHICAGO READER has run the numbers again and the racial grass gap hasn't narrowed a bit. When are we going to stop the cops from destroying our kids lives and sending white kids home with a ticket? It's time to demand the aldermen fix this flawed ordinance so that it decriminalizes our kids too!

Two years after Chicago moved to reform its marijuana laws, a two-tiered system of justice remains firmly in place: while low-level pot possession has essentially...

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The CHICAGO READER has run the numbers again and the racial grass gap hasn't narrowed a bit. When are we going to stop the cops from destroying our kids lives and sending white kids home with a ticket? It's time to demand the aldermen fix this flawed ordinance so that it decriminalizes our kids too!

Two years after Chicago moved to reform its marijuana laws, a two-tiered system of justice remains firmly in place: while low-level pot possession has essentially been decriminalized for residents of affluent neighborhoods, others are routinely stopped and cuffed in an ongoing crackdown in poor, minority areas.

The number of arrests for marijuana possession citywide has dropped to its lowest level in 12 years. But police continue to make an average of 44 arrests a day for misdemeanor possession, more than for any other offense.

And who's getting busted hasn't changed at all.

Though studies have found similar marijuana usage rates across racial groups, 78 percent of those arrested since August 2012 for carrying small amounts of pot were black, according to police department data. Another 17 percent were Hispanic, and just 4 percent were white—virtually the same breakdown as before the new possession ordinance went into effect.

Go here for the full article:
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/police-bust-blacks-pot-possession-after-decriminalization/Content?oid=13004240

  • Don

    @Todd - Glad to see we can agree on something. Let's legalize marijuana and take that tool and decision away from police. I guess if pointing out inequality based on race makes me a raciest, in your eyes I will have to be one.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Has nothing to do with 'inequality based on race'... it has to do with probability, the frequency of police intervention.

Apr 08

Updated 2 days ago

Vegetarian restaurant on East 73rd street just off Jeffery is awsome! Lets support.

The business is called, "Good Food Vegan". Located: 1966 East 73rd
Contact #: 773 420 3832.
They have smoothies, soul food, and all other deliciousness! Please tell your friends and invite a vegetarian friend to lunch. You won't be disappointed.

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3 days ago

Alderman race

Good morning every one,
It has come to my attention that Doran Myrickes has steeped back in the race for 7th ward alderman. That is great. I will be supporting this brother and I am encouraging everyone to research him and do the same.

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Apr 04

Updated 5 days ago

new to the area

Hi just moved to the south shore area. Getting to know my neighbors

  • @ Dr. Magic. Hope you would reconsider your relocation. It would be a lost to the community. @Michelle. Welcome, looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck Living Here In South Shore Since 2011

    @Chuck, that's kind of you to say. however i'm curious as to how someone leaving an area they don't really want to live in would be considered a loss? now don't get me wrong: South Shore is not an awful place to live like Roseland, Englewood, Austin (where I grew...

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    @Chuck, that's kind of you to say. however i'm curious as to how someone leaving an area they don't really want to live in would be considered a loss? now don't get me wrong: South Shore is not an awful place to live like Roseland, Englewood, Austin (where I grew up), etc.

    however i never moved to this area because i wanted to. circumstances beyond my control brought me here. to be honest i'm not fond of the south side at all with the exception of Hyde Park. i've been trying to move to the far Northwest Side but the demand for housing there is so high (due to the relatively low crime rates) that it was impossible to put anything down before someone else snatched it up. very competitive. not to mention my credit ain't A-1.

    so unless i win Powerball, i won''t be moving for the next couple years. i will make the best of my time here in South Shore. and who knows? God's will might turn out that He wants me to be here and if it is, who am I to challenge that? :-)

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6 days ago

South Shore Chamber, Inc - April 04 E-Newsletter

Bobby L. Rush Grant Seminar 4/11; ABJ 20th Anniversary - Grand Opening for Music and Media Lab 4/14
******* READ THE LATEST NEWSLETTER
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=edc7d0ca66aeccab649167b5c&id=6710548090&e=[UNIQID]

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Apr 09

One Chicagoan's Odyssey Through LSC Voting Districts

South Shore International Coll. Prep. HS 1955 East 75th Street

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

STEM Magnet Academy 1522 West Fillmore

Skinner North Magnet 640 West Scott

Disney II Magnet 3815 North Kedvale

LaSalle II Magnet 1148 North Honore

South Shore Fine Arts Academy 1415 East 70th Street

Miles Davis Magnet 6730 South Paulina

Apr 09

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Apr 05

Updated Apr 06

Streetscape Project on 71st St will officially start Wednesday Apr 9 2014

My office is proud to announce the start of this project is this coming Wednesday April 9th.
View the plan details here: http://i.imgur.com/GqXVKH9.png

  • Corey Warner 25 year englewood resident Politicsmylife chi-styl

    That link won't open.

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Apr 02

Updated Apr 03

McDonald's on 71st Jeffery

Really? Like we need to feed our children more junk from McDonald's and the other store fronts around here. Is that true? I heard the project starts this April thru Nov. Really? If so, how will that change crime and loitering in the community. What change will this re construction make?

  • Dr. Magic Stuck Living Here In South Shore Since 2011

    You are sweet. Thank you for that suggestion. I know about the health food places in Hyde Park but never knew about this one in South Shore. And I pass by Jeffery and 73rd often.

    I miss eating junk food but the good Lord decided to punch my time card. Gotta make changes.

  • Happy making better choices

    Good Foods on 73rd is great and the owner is wonderful. She believes in health and is also an urban farmer.

    Please sign and pass the link around for the no McD petition at http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/save-south-shores-crossroads

    There are over 300 signatures and counting

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Mar 30

Updated Apr 02

Helicopters last week

My sister told me that someone got shot last week and that is why there was so much activity with the police and helicopters.

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Updated Mar 30

Health conscious people of South Shore.....Let's get together!

I want to start a meditation group and possibly a monthly vegan potluck....or maybe we can do both at the same time. Anyone interested?

  • My wife and I are interested. drepauls@yahoo.com

  • Asha Professional, licensed, medical massage therapist

    I'm looking at the last Sunday in April to start. I'll be sending out a mass email this week to everyone to confirm, introduce myself more formally, and explain my intentions for the group. Please make sure I have your emails. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

    MeditationWithAsha@gmail.com

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