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I'm Tired of this Violence

I'm tired of writing about it, reading about, reporting of it, being around it, this needs to be over. Thugs running wild all over the place, killing whomever they feel like, without any fear of getting caught, We have to take control of this or we will not survive it.

  • South Loop truth Poliical activist

    To : Fit Mom ..There are too many aldermen and other elected representatives on the south and west sides that are involved with the gangs and use them as political workers or are on their payrolls. Watch here more is coming and names will be named. The people have to know what their elected officials are all about.

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    South Loop truth, let's not put all our elected officials into one category. I'm sure there are also police officers who are doing the very same thing. My suggestion was getting to know who your community leaders are and what type of resources are available to assist those in need. When some things are addressed, then maybe the need to turn to gang affiliation or negative behavior can be avoided. I would love to hear some of your suggestions in relation to the topic.

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Mariano’s CEO tours South Shore sites with local alderman

Emanuel and Mariano held a news conference back then to tout the new store at 39th and King Drive. Construction is expected to start next year on a store will create 400 jobs and “expand access to healthy food options,” it was announced at the time.

  • Disgusted Democrat Disgusted Democrat

    Ald. Hairston has been in office for many, many years and SShore has continued to spiral downward each year. This once beautiful area is full of crime, CHA and blight. She is simply grandstanding since she will be up for re-election. Simply drive down 71st it has looked the same for decades. Hopefully, the woman running against her will win. If not, SShore will continue to suffer for years to come.

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redlight theft

Why is it I can drive all over the city on a daily basis but the minute I drive on the southside I'm issued a ticket. Then when you go to 95th and Jeffery the judge doesn' t want to here it. She is even bold enough say that everybody in her court is going to pay. What can be done about this constant theft of the redlight traps?

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Updated 4 days ago

Where did this problem start?

This shoot em up, wild west environment just started in my opinion within the time frame from when the CHA buildings were demolished, did we ever consider how isolated and conditioned that these people really were. This was a great irresponsible action to unleash this on an unsuspecting community. The incident at the Bud Billiken parade speaks volumes of the anti social behavior of all involved in this act, this genie is out of the bottle, the question is how do we get back to normal?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Here is the latest version of the Washington Park TIF, which will be utilized to steal land from lower and middle income home owners currently living in Washington Park, thereby enabling the University of Chicago to claim and build the Obama Presidential Library on the north West corner of 54th...

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    Here is the latest version of the Washington Park TIF, which will be utilized to steal land from lower and middle income home owners currently living in Washington Park, thereby enabling the University of Chicago to claim and build the Obama Presidential Library on the north West corner of 54th Martin Luther King Drive.

    All of this land grabbing/regentrification activities in the Bronzeville section of Washington park, is being conducted and funded by your tax dollars and is controlled by demigod politicians connected from the top down in city hall..

    'Spatial Deconcentration' by Yolanda Ward - ABC No Rio ...
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    Spatial Deconcentration was first published as part of a collection of notes for a national housing activists' conference held in Washington, D.C. No more than ...
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    wwww.ObamCampus.com

    www.BronzevilleInternational.com

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Ray, I'm confused how did this conversation turn to Washington Park and Tourism. I often wonder why the Bronzeville Curmudgeon always using your post to write about his concerns with the alderman, politicians, and the University of Chicago. I'm not saying it isn't interesting information but it should be directed to another post. Please stay on topic or start a new post.

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  • I would like to shop at a neighborhood pop-up, If you know of a future date please post on this site. Thanks!

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La fitness being build in bronzeville

A la fitness is being build on 35th Martin Luther King Dr. In meadow lane open in the spring :-)

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Aug 12

Preshing East Event August 29, 2014

Back to School Event at Pershing East 8/29/14

We are looking for people to help Barbaque 8/29 at the Pershing Picnic.
If you can grill a hot dog this is for you....

Please contact the office if you are available.


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Hey come for just 2-3 hours...

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Aug 12

Alderman Calls For Shorter Bud Billiken Parade

...African-American parade in the country, after two teens were shot during the parade near 42nd Street and King Drive. Witnesses said there were several babies and one woman in a wheelchair in the vicinity...

The parade, which starts near 39th Street and King Drive, can last more than five hours, has become an all-day celebration for black families...

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Updated Aug 11

The natives are restless

Today was supposed have been a day where adults and children could come together and enjoy a parade that celebrated Chicago’s “Black Eye” - K -12 Education. I got to the parade just in time to catch the “Do Nothing Politicians Caravan”, that absolutely wowed the cronies and the foolish, followed up immediately by the “Gyrating Teen Spectacle” aka Marching Bands. The pedophiliacs and the mentally disheveled literally went bonkers for that part of the parade. Ahh, what a good...

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Today was supposed have been a day where adults and children could come together and enjoy a parade that celebrated Chicago’s “Black Eye” - K -12 Education. I got to the parade just in time to catch the “Do Nothing Politicians Caravan”, that absolutely wowed the cronies and the foolish, followed up immediately by the “Gyrating Teen Spectacle” aka Marching Bands. The pedophiliacs and the mentally disheveled literally went bonkers for that part of the parade. Ahh, what a good time to be had by a dysfunctional community. Oh, I almost forgot the Pièce de résistance. The natives took it 10 when not once, but at last report, twice decided shoot up the parade. The toddlers and little ones probably didn’t expect that. But, unfortunately I did. Before leaving for the parade today, I said to myself, “someone going be some shooting today at the parade”. As a side note there was also a mob of 50 or more teenagers involved in mob activity. The report is that they were going to beat down someone. About 20 men women in blue forced them to disburse. Good old Bud Billiken Parade. Oh and the adult men smoking marijuana along the parade route with children walking by, was absolutely numbing. And the old men in front of the church drinking alcohol (unbagged even). I would like to say, that the Black men are stand role models for these children at the parade... not!!! No wonder their community is a mess... the men don't even respect the children in their community. Now that blows !!!

  • NAFSBUC Walking my Fitbit and Flatcoat 10k steps/day

    I read the article above about Quinn and have been depressed ever since and that was before this thread was started so I am sorry to sound so "negative" but I guess that is what comes with caring. I remember when Quinn took office, and remember he was Blagos leftover,...

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    I read the article above about Quinn and have been depressed ever since and that was before this thread was started so I am sorry to sound so "negative" but I guess that is what comes with caring. I remember when Quinn took office, and remember he was Blagos leftover, there was a tough decision to be made early on and I thought that because he didn't "owe" any of the usual suspects, he could come out on the side of the people and really be a transformational governor or he could ride with the machine, He went with the machine and I have considered him spineless ever since. Such a disappointment. Such a waste. Then there is the State Rep (Smith?) who was convicted of a felony, kicked out of office and came back to Chicago and was re-elected! I just want to scream-what are these people thinking?? Elsewhere on Everyblock people complain about how unresponsive their Alderman (maybe Burnett and Maldonado but not sure) is so I wonder why and how they keep getting reelected.Then I look at the principal of our local public school who is challenged by putting an intelligent sentence together and I worry...

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    that article was truly sad and disturbing. But now things make better since. I've always figured that the politicians were in bed with the street gangs. That's the only scenario that would explain the lawmakers lack of desire to properly address the issue claiming so many lives and reeking...

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    lisadee,
    that article was truly sad and disturbing. But now things make better since. I've always figured that the politicians were in bed with the street gangs. That's the only scenario that would explain the lawmakers lack of desire to properly address the issue claiming so many lives and reeking havoc on the quality of life for those living in these war zones. The lawmakers we have entrusted to side with the law-abiding community has betrayed that trust, according the article by holding secret meetings with street gangs to discuss "Quid Pro Quo" terms. I expect that of Burnett, but d**n Pat Dowell too. I'm with you now NAFABUC. This is really depressing. One element prays on the children while the other ignores it. This is how they keep the mess from spilling into affluent communities. They make deals.
    Thank you for this further enlightening article.

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Updated Aug 11

Considering Moving to Bronzeville

Hello,
My family is looking for a new place to call home, we plan on moving in December when are current lease is up, so right now we are in the “just looking” phase. I think Bronzeville may be a good fit for us but would like to get some feedback from those who are currently living in the area.
A little background on us: We are a multi-cultural family, My fiancé is Spanish and German, my daughter from a...

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Hello,
My family is looking for a new place to call home, we plan on moving in December when are current lease is up, so right now we are in the “just looking” phase. I think Bronzeville may be a good fit for us but would like to get some feedback from those who are currently living in the area.
A little background on us: We are a multi-cultural family, My fiancé is Spanish and German, my daughter from a previous relationship is Italian and African American, and I am Italian. My daughter and I have lived in various large cities, Minneapolis, Kanas City, New Orleans, as well as here in Chicago. However my fiancé has lived all of his life (other than the past 3 years here) in Iowa. So he is still adjusting to city life but is enjoying the adventure.
My daughter and I have viewed a few condo rentals in the neighborhood and we were impressed with the beautiful units that we could afford. We also liked the location and ease of access to the Loop. All 3 of us work downtown. However we know that a short visit to an area is much different than actually living there. Therefore we would greatly value any input.
Thanks

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    I moved to Bronzeville 5 yrs ago and it's been great. Nice neighbors, access to lake, easy transport to Loop, and safe.

  • Mexican Girl 7 years in Bronzville

    Dear Nicole,

    Seven years ago my husband (white) and I (mexican) left our North Side condo life style for a single family home in Bronzville. There is a lot of new developement in the area. We love that our commute to and from work is about 20 minutes. Soon there will be a Marianos Grocery Store. Get in while you can afford it and Bronzville becomes the next hot location.

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Updated Aug 11

Shooting at Bud Billiken parade.

Every time I think things can't get worse or surprise me something can or does.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/29139314-418/man-shot-during-bud-billiken-parade.html#.U-awKEhO5Qk

  • I agree about the parents part,but there's no respect for the police either,they probably were writing tickets.lol but true

  • Erik H Loyola & UofC alumnus, Chicago Loot Drop charity

    This is really tragic.

    There aren't easy solutions to big, broad problems like teenage gang violence, but I'd really like to see more cops out on the sidewalks instead of just occasionally driving through in their SUVs.

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The 85th Annual Bud Billiken Parade

...The parade is held in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago's south side starting near 39th Street and South Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. It then continues south to 55th Street at Washington Park. This route covers approximately 2...

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An Evening with Chaka Khan, Chicago Theatre 175 N. State Street

20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival, Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street; running until August 28th

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Jul 26

Updated Aug 05

Poor families use 'supervouchers' to rent in city's priciest buildings

Interesting move by the CHA. Not sure I agree with paying up to $3k to rent an apartment. They should consider lowering that amount.

Google the above title and you can read the complete article for free.

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Interesting move by the CHA. Not sure I agree with paying up to $3k to rent an apartment. They should consider lowering that amount.

Google the above title and you can read the complete article for free.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140726/ISSUE01/307269984/poor-families-use-supervouchers-to-rent-in-citys-priciest-buildings
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The high-rise at 500 N. Lake Shore Drive is the second-most expensive in the city, with rents for a one-bedroom apartment approaching $3,000 a month, well beyond the reach of most Chicago residents.

But that's not too much for the Chicago Housing Authority, which has used federal tax dollars to pick up most of the tab for four lucky residents in the year-old building, with its sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a concierge and a dog-grooming center.

The tenants moved in over the past two years as part of a push by the CHA to expand its housing voucher program so that more low-income residents can leave the city's roughest neighborhoods and start a new life in places with low poverty and crime and close to good schools and jobs.

Yet some landlords say it's a mistake to use scarce tax dollars to pay ultra-high rents for a fortunate few when more than 15,000 people sit on the CHA's voucher waiting list.

“This is nuts,” says landlord Tony Rossi, president of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp., who describes himself as a liberal Democrat. “In a situation where you're dealing with a low-income person, do they really need a 25th-floor apartment with a lake view? It just doesn't make sense to me.”
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