25 hours ago

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

26 hours ago

Detective, prosecutor testify Dante Servin said he feared for his life when he shot civilians

Servin even relayed to Burnett that he thought a bullet hit him when he felt “something” by his head as he sat in his Mercedes near an alley at 15th Street and Albany Avenue.

26 hours ago

Defense begins case in trial of Chicago cop in fatal off-duty shooting

...the shooting that he was inside his moving black Mercedes sedan in an alley near Albany Avenue and 15th Place when he fired five shots over his left shoulder, striking a man in the hand...

Rekia Boyd, 22, was shot and killed by Chicago police Detective Dante Servin in the 1500 block of South Albany Avenue in March 2012.

26 hours ago

Detective, Prosecutor Testify Off-Duty Cop Said He Feared For His Life When He Shot Civilians

Servin even relayed to Burnett that he thought a bullet hit him when he felt “something” by his head as he sat in his Mercedes near an alley at 15th Street and Albany Avenue.

32 hours ago

33 hours ago

Prosecution rests in trial of Chicago cop in fatal off-duty shooting

...the shooting that he was inside his moving black Mercedes sedan in an alley near Albany Avenue and 15th Place when he fired five shots over his left shoulder, striking a man in the hand...

Rekia Boyd, 22, was shot and killed by Chicago police Detective Dante Servin in the 1500 block of South Albany Avenue in March 2012.

46 hours ago

Weathering the Storm

Even though the Illinois economy has rebounded since 2009, nonprofits are still having difficulty, given the state's budget cuts. I am in the process of developing memes that will help you weather the storm. I have shared the first four, and will be sharing more periodically. Enjoy and share.

46 hours ago

Illinois Budget Cut Updates, and Why North Lawndale Residents Should Be Especially Concerned

As you know, the Governor is in the process of filling a $1.6 billion budget gap for FY 2015 and a $6 billion budget gap for FY 2016. I have shared links to budget updates that you should find useful. I have also shared an infographic that shows why North Lawndale residents, in particular, should be concerned. Given the similar dynamics in East and West Garfield, and Austin, you might find this information of interest as well.

3/16/15
http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d80f30bea30ebd5363eeb80e9&id=bbc9ecddd7

3/28/15
http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d80f30bea30ebd5363eeb80e9&id=c6d386e520

4/13/15
http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d80f30bea30ebd5363eeb80e9&id=c147cb9d5c

2 days ago

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

2 days ago

4 days ago

4 days ago

Key witness re-enacts shooting at off-duty cop's manslaughter trial

Cross testified Monday that he was talking to his cousin, Leo Coleman, on his cell phone – Coleman wanted to make sure he didn't forget to pick up chips – when he saw Servin's black Mercedes pull out of an alley near Albany Avenue and 15th Place.

Apr 11

Updated 4 days ago

Found Dog

This dog was found wandering on Cullerton near Oakley. She was wearing a harness and is friendly. She knew some commands so is certainly someone's pet. We could not keep her, so she was turned in to Chicago Animal Care & Control at 2700 S. Western. She will be held on stray hold for 3 days for her owners to claim her. After 3 days she is available for rescues to pull her. After 5 days she becomes eligible for euthanasia.

Please share so that her owners can claim her.

http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=CHGO.A127971

  • FYI, I have posted on CraigsList, Lost Dogs Illinois and here. I have also put up flyers.

    As stated in my original post, she is friendly. She is a large pit bull/boxer mix.

    As for the comments about CACC, it is an open-access shelter, meaning that is legally required to...

    Read full comment…

    FYI, I have posted on CraigsList, Lost Dogs Illinois and here. I have also put up flyers.

    As stated in my original post, she is friendly. She is a large pit bull/boxer mix.

    As for the comments about CACC, it is an open-access shelter, meaning that is legally required to take in every animal that is brought through its doors. That is about 20-25 thousand animals per year. Unfortunately, there are not enough homes for all of those pets, so euthanasia does occur. The current live rate for dogs is about 60%. The live rate for cats was about 90% earlier this year.

    If you would like to make a difference in the lives of these pets, here are some steps that you can take:
    - spay/neuter your own pets
    - adopt, don't shop for pets Plenty of great pets can be found for adoption at CACC or one of their partner rescues.
    - volunteer with CACC or one of the rescues that pulls from the CACC.
    - donate to one of the many animal rescues in town.
    - share information about lost pets and adoptables with your social media circle.

    Here is a good place to start for information:
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/CACC-Transfer-Team/226541667442185?sk=notes

    Thanks

  • Cats are disproportionately killed at shelters. Friendly cats can appear to be feral, due to the environment. Uninterested or inexperienced staff members do not necessarily scan cats, pit bulls, rotties, etc. for microchips (first hand experience), regardless of the ordinance that says they will/must. Taking any animal there during the...

    Read full comment…

    Cats are disproportionately killed at shelters. Friendly cats can appear to be feral, due to the environment. Uninterested or inexperienced staff members do not necessarily scan cats, pit bulls, rotties, etc. for microchips (first hand experience), regardless of the ordinance that says they will/must. Taking any animal there during the recent outbreak of canine flu (which the CDC now reports can be transmitted to cats) is a death sentence itself. DO NOT take puppies or kittens to any of these open access shelters at this time. Find another way, foster if you can. If you contact a rescue and volunteer to foster the animal you find, most times they will provide medical and other supplies as long as you can keep the animal in your home until they can find another foster home or it's adopted from your home. AWL, ACS or CACC are not places for seniors or babies of any species on a good day, with this outbreak it's worse.

6 days ago

Apr 10

gallery in North Lawndale needs attendees Saturday afternoon!

Everyone always talking about attracting more businesses to North Lawndale. How about supporting the ones already located here?! There is a fREE reception from 1-4 on Saturday afternoon at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. More info in a posting down the page a bit already listed. We hope to see you at the Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center.

Apr 10

Apr 10

Apr 10

Witness to fatal shooting says off-duty cop 'was trying to kill all of us'

The group had already walked around Servin's Mercedes, positioned halfway out of the alley near Albany Avenue and 15th Place.

Apr 09

Former Chicago cop on trial for 2012 deadly shooting

The confrontation happened late on the night of March 20, 2012 close to Douglas Park, in the alley near Servin’s home on Albany Avenue and 15th Place.

Apr 09

You have 2 new neighbors in your followed places, including…

Apr 09

Chicago Police Officer in Fatal Shooting of Rekia Boyd on Trial Thursday

Servin pulled his car up to the group at the mouth of an alley near Albany Avenue and 15th Street, prosecutors said, and argued with the men, one of whom was later identified as Antonio Cross.

Apr 08

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

Apr 07

Please attend International art show at North Lawndale gallery!

LIZ LONG GALLERY at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
presents: Artists From Anywhere But Illinois
Artists from Morocco, France, Holland, New Hampshire,
California, Turkey, Colorado, Mexico, Netherlands, Wisconsin,
Texas, Nebraska, Kansas.

Artists would like you to see their art!
A reception to view art, and hear -
Andy Frost from Madison, New Hampshire speak.
He is showing a group of his paintings- Las Meninas (after Velazquez and Picasso)
Flute music by Ji Senghe
Refreshments by Cesar & Dianna
April 11, 2015 Saturday from 1-4 p.m.

Apr 07

Go Chuy! Go Westside!

Historically, the Westside has not had much political muscle. Here's our chance! Don't pass this up Westsiders!!

Apr 07

You have 1 new neighbor in your followed places, including…

About

EveryBlock collects 25 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 3200-3202 W. Ogden Ave.

Upcoming events

Sat

View full calendar →

Ranker - Lists About Everything

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Radiance Jua'Donna Laverne2u Mimzz Teresa Larson Victor Lua Tatiana Arrington-Higgins Kara T Rose Lisa Ocon Maryann Martinez Rose Guccione

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address