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Midnight Circus a resounding Success!

Thank you all patrons who attended the Circus!
See the Independent Bulletin for the story.
For all those who missed it maybe next year!

Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council wants you as a volunteer on our Advisory Board. Help our children find a safe haven at Grand Crossing Park. Plenty of Security and beautiful surroundings! Come see the Improvements!

GPAC next meeting is September 27, 2014 3PM 2nd Floor at the Park

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MidNight Circus Tour begins in 24 Hours!

Midnight Circus at Grand Crossing Park
7655 South Ingleside - Plenty of Security
This Saturday and Sunday Admission $5
August 30th and August 31st at 4pm

New Life Covenant Southeast Will give a free Bookbag/w Supplies to each school age youth attending the Circus!

Don't Miss It! Voted Best in Family Entertainment!

Purchase Tickets at the Door or Online:
www.Circusintheparks.org

See you at the circus!

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MidNight Circus Tour begins in 24 Hours!

Midnight Circus at Grand Crossing Park
7655 South Ingleside - Plenty of Security
This Saturday and Sunday Admission $5
August 30th and August 31st at 4pm

New Life Covenant Southeast Will give a free Bookbag/w Supplies to
each school age youth attending the Circus!
Don't Miss It! Voted Best in Family Entertainment!

Purchase Tickets at the Door or Online:
www.Circusintheparks.org

See you at the circus!

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Mar 05

Updated 3 days ago

Keeping a Close Eye on CPD's Glenn Evans

I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot...

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I'm not going to bore anyone with the details but I have (as well as many others in the 3rd District) witnessed first hand the abuses of power Commander Evans has delivered over his brief reign in Woodlawn. Now with a new commander at the helm, I'm relieved but only in part. With all the lawsuits and complaints against him, i'm afraid the CPD is going back to their old playbook, tossing him from district to district like a hot potato. If anyone knows his current tour-of-duty please let me know. I want to insure that his past follows him and catches up with him sooner then later.. As of yet, to the best of my research, he has been named a defendant in six different lawsuits over the course of his career.

Sources:

http://www.lawsja.com/blog/2013/03/another-excessive-force-lawsuit-filed-against-cpd-commander-glenn-evans.shtml

http://www.chicagoreporter.com/abusing-badge#.UxcucIUhQcI

http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/investigations/Millions-Paid-to-Settle-Police-Misconduct-Suits/149775635

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Updated Aug 20

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My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen...

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My name is Valerie i stay in the Woodlawn neighborhood i was shoot june 28th of this year due to a drive by i was walking my dog ive lived here for a year in a half and im afraid to walk my dog due to this happening to me i tried many times contacting alderman to discuss the safety in our hood but no answer and how it has effected me.i haven't heard from the police since this happen to me so i feel that no one cares anymore about the community's on the Southside they treat everyone like criminals what should we do?alderman Cochran is no good for us he doesn't return calls and he's not doing anything to help his community ljs

  • Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us....

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    Hello Valerie! I am very sorry to hear what happened to you and I thank God that you survived your ordeal. I understand that you are frightened after that experience. There are power in numbers and unless we come out as a large army,the gangs will continue to defeat us. There are ways that many of us can do to combat violence: positive loitering,( gangbangers and drug dealers stray away from blocks that have roaming eyes) attend Beat meetings to voice our complaints (I am disappointed when I see only 15 attendees at every meeting,most of whom are elderly.),call the police constantly to complain of illegal activity. Continue to reach out to the police concerning your incident so that they may take it seriously. Find out the name of the detective assigned to your case.

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Reclaim Chicago! (reclaimchicago.org)

Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure...

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Hello everybody,

Are you tired of putting up with aldermen who don't actually do anything for their wards? Are you tired of elected officials who are "machine Democrats" and care more about pleasing Rahm Emanuel and the interests of the wealthy than the people who they were elected to represent?

The People's Lobby, a grassroots organizing network in Chicago, is doing just that. We are finding progressive candidates to run in several wards and campaigning for them to make sure that they get elected.

In order to give citizens throughout the city an input on what issues are most important to them and what they would like to see changed in Chicago, we have created a website where you can say why you want to reclaim Chicago. All you need to do is go to reclaimchicago.org and submit some personal information and a sentence describing what you want to see changed. This only takes a few minutes, and it would be great to get some representation from Woodlawn!

Also, if you're interested in learning more about the People's Lobby and our potential candidates, or getting involved, let me know!

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Updated Aug 17

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Inspired by Robust; Members of the family that opened Greenline once worked at Robust... and another former employee of Robust went on to open Kusanya Cafe in Englewood. http://www.yelp.com/biz/kusanya-cafe-chicago So no matter how one feels about Robust, they deserve kudos for training and showing other entrepreneurs that you can be successful selling coffee in the hood.

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Updated Aug 17

The Resurfacing of Cottage Grove

...just another prime example of how
"We're Getting Things Done"... BACKWARDS!

Nearly 4 lanes wide, 10 blocks in length, worth of road in good condition replaced... when there are hundreds of potholes throughout the ward that still need to be filled?

photo source: taken and compiled this morning

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    do u recall the construction 63rd? UofChicago had most streets in this area a mess. this was before the resurfacing. My car lost a tire. so I am in complete agreement with the project. It was needed.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    We must be talking about two totally different stretches of 63rd. This was a huge waste of resources which are direly needed elsewhere.

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Updated Aug 16

Chicago Park District/Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council presents MIDNIGHT CIRCUS

Join Us for an excellent fun time to summer's end as the Midnight Circus Tour
comes back to Grand Crossing Park. Sat August 30 and Sun August 31st at 4:00pm
$5 Admission get you in the door. Plenty of Security!
Tickets are selling Fast! Don't Miss it -Rated Best in "Family Entertainment"

Bonus! Free Book Bag/School Supplies to each child inside the Circus courtesy of New Life Covenant Oakwood! This is a fundraiser for the park to give our youth a safe haven from dangerous streets. Get your tickets at www.CircusintheParks.org or purchase at the door.

  • Peburton South Shore Resident

    Good info. Will help spread the word.

  • CeCe Edwards Grand Crossing Park Advisory Council

    thank you will post it again soon. tickets sold thusfar 600! Hooray. Don't Miss It.

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Aug 15

Teens to appear in court in slaying of Rogers Park photographer

Burke, of the 800 block of West Grace Street, and Phillips, of the 6500 block of South Greenwood Avenue, were arrested in Racine on Aug. 2.

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Denzel Burke, 15, and Michael Phillips, 17, were both charged in warrants with the July 12 killing of Wil Lewis, 28, as he stood at a bus stop in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue, according to police.

Burke, of the 800 block of West Grace Street, and Phillips, of the 6500 block of South Greenwood Avenue, were arrested in Racine on Aug. 2.

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Teens Due in Court For Fatal Rogers Park Shooting

Burke, of the 800 block of West Grace Street, and Phillips, of the 6500 block of South Greenwood Avenue, were arrested in Racine, Wisconsin on Aug. 2. and charged as adults in the crime.

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Lewis, 28, was shot as he stood waiting for a bus near West Devon and North Glenwood avenues on Chicago's north side. Police said the photographer and husband was the unintended target of violence.

Burke, of the 800 block of West Grace Street, and Phillips, of the 6500 block of South Greenwood Avenue, were arrested in Racine, Wisconsin on Aug. 2. and charged as adults in the crime.

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