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4 dead, 39 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

A cab driver was picking up two passengers in the 900 block of North Mayfield Avenue about 6 p.m. when shots rang out, police said.

Hardy, of the 5800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, was shot in the head and taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 8:21 p.m., authorities said.

A short time later, two men playing basketball a few blocks away in the 900 block of North Massasoit Avenue heard what they thought were firecrackers before they realized they'd been shot, police said.

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...Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and relatives.Relatives say she was...

About 2:35 a.m., a male walked into a bar in the 4400 block of South Kedzie Avenue and began firing shots, police said.

...South Side. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck near the intersection of 111th Street and Princeton Avenue, police said. The man self-transported himself to Roseland Community Hospital -- which is about two...

...gun at Ogden District officers about 6:15 a.m. Saturday at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue. Police did not release his age or condition.(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago...

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1 dead, 4 injured in West Side shooting

...after a shooting in Chicago's Austin neighborhood Saturday night.The shooting happened in the 900 block of North Massasoit Avenue on the city's West Side.Police have not identified the 21-year-old man...

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Community event to support black-owned business in Austin

The Austin African American Business Networking Association will host the event at Surf’s Up restaurant, 5815 W. Madison St.

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Theatre will be performed at Austin Town Hall

About Face Youth Theatre will put on "Checking Boxes," while Collaboraction will perform "Crime Scene: Let Hope Rise 2014."

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Documentary Screen: Drug's impact in Austin

Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Northwestern University's Journalism program and the West Side Writing Project will host a July 25th documentary screening of "On the Block: Saving West Ferdinand." The film explores the lives of several people living in the 5200 block of West Ferdinand and how they have been affected by drugs or the war on drugs in Austin. The screening and community dialogue will be held at the Sankofa Cultural Arts Center, 5820 W Chicago Ave.

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Home Improvements

Interested in obtaining a rain barrel for my front yard, any info.
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    I know that my brother got one form the city when he installed his meter but that was a pilot program. I also know that these have been growing in popularity for some time and that even the rebate programs are drying up. It seems the most economical way to...

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    I know that my brother got one form the city when he installed his meter but that was a pilot program. I also know that these have been growing in popularity for some time and that even the rebate programs are drying up. It seems the most economical way to get one is build it yourself or you can purchase one from a cost of $20 to $125 for the typical 55 gallon variety. I looked on Craigs list and found these which are pretty reasonable and in that range.https://chicago.craigslist.org/search/grd?query=rain+barrel - actually, I am thinking of getting one myself.

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See Shakespeare at Garfield Park Conservancy

A Midsummer Night's Dream also will be performed July 29 at Riis Park and Aug. 10 at Columbus Park.

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Street to be renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela

The dedication will be held at 4800 West Chicago Avenue at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, which would have been the South African leader's 96th birthday.

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Relatives of 8-year-old girl found dead in Austin sue the state

The mother and maternal grandfather of Gizzell Ford filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, charging the agency failed to report signs of trouble that led to her death.

Jul 15

Jul 14

Rev. Ira Acree launches television show

All Hands on Deck airs Fridays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on CAN-TV Channel 21.

Jul 14

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Jul 13

An Abney Associates Ameriprise Financial Advisor: Asset Allocation

Asset allocation is a common strategy that you can use to construct an investment portfolio. Asset allocation isn't about picking individual securities. Instead, you focus on broad categories of investments, mixing them together in the right proportion to match your financial goals, the amount of time you have to invest, and your tolerance for risk.

THE BASICS OF ASSET ALLOCATION

The idea behind asset allocation is that because not all investments are alike, you can balance risk and return in...

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Asset allocation is a common strategy that you can use to construct an investment portfolio. Asset allocation isn't about picking individual securities. Instead, you focus on broad categories of investments, mixing them together in the right proportion to match your financial goals, the amount of time you have to invest, and your tolerance for risk.

THE BASICS OF ASSET ALLOCATION

The idea behind asset allocation is that because not all investments are alike, you can balance risk and return in your portfolio by spreading your investment dollars among different types of assets, such as stocks, bonds, and cash alternatives. It doesn't guarantee a profit or ensure against a loss, of course, but it can help you manage the level and type of risk you face.

Different types of assets carry different levels of risk and potential for return, and typically don't respond to market forces in the same way at the same time. For instance, when the return of one asset type is declining, the return of another may be growing (though there are no guarantees). If you diversify by owning a variety of assets, a downturn in a single holding won't necessarily spell disaster for your entire portfolio.

Using asset allocation, you identify the asset classes that are appropriate for you and decide the percentage of your investment dollars that should be allocated to each class (e.g., 70 percent to stocks, 20 percent to bonds, 10 percent to cash alternatives).

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share your thoughts on violence in Chicago with the news media

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 10 am- 1 pm

You are invited out to talk with journalist from channels 11 tv to give your input on the violence in Chicago. Saturday, July 12 at Sankofa, 5820 w. Chicago ave. Bring young brothers with you. We need to hear there views. Doors open at 10:am til 1:00pm

Jul 11

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Art exhibition features work of incarcerated youth

The third annual Free Write Jail Arts & Literacy Program's show will be held tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at 1932 S. Halsted St.

Jul 11

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