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No Response. Not a single word.

I'm having a difficult problem with the leaders of this effort to win the Presidential Library site not responding to my suggestions that we march to City Hall to have a rally. Get real, quit begging for Mayor's attention.

This opportunity is not going to be given to us, willy nilly, as it is being dangled in front of the Southsider; this is an opportunity we must take by engaging more of an aggressive fight to express our position.

This is my third and last time proposing that we take more of a direct action to make this happen.

  • Patricia Marshall forming community gardens

    Who are the leaders? Please tell me!

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    I'm not the leader of the effort to bring the Obama Presidential Library to North Lawndale. I have written posts from time to time regarding the fact that we are being ignored. Sel may be talking about me, among others.

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Sel, what do you need in terms of support? My issue is I'm torn several different ways, and I really need to streamline my activities.

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List of Bad Landloards in Northlawndale

I was looking at the post of Emmanual's problem landlords and it appears there are only 4 in the Northlawndale area according to a friend. The article mentions:
Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords." Can anyone expand on how this list is comprised and how we can get more of the obviously negligent property owners in NL on it to clean up their act?

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Updated 8 hours ago

Mayor Emanuel's Commitment to West Side Presidential Library Rings Hollow

I still don't get the sense that the Mayor is putting equal weight on the West Side bid as he is the South Side bid for the OPL. If the Mayor wanted, he could have publicly announced that he would hold public hearings on the matter of the conveyance of the land to the Obama Foundation in the event the West Side site is the successful bidder. He made a big deal out of announcing over several days that he...

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I still don't get the sense that the Mayor is putting equal weight on the West Side bid as he is the South Side bid for the OPL. If the Mayor wanted, he could have publicly announced that he would hold public hearings on the matter of the conveyance of the land to the Obama Foundation in the event the West Side site is the successful bidder. He made a big deal out of announcing over several days that he would have the Park District to host hearings on the conveyance of Park District land to the City to build the OPL in the event the U of C is the successful bidder. There was a City Council resolution crafted for the conveyance of the Park land that included language to the effect that the City Council supported both of the Chicago bids, but it is clear the resolution was more advantageous for U of C than UIC.

The article from UIC News indicated the Mayor came to the West Side and met with elected officials and community leaders in front of the proposed West Side site for a photo op. There were no quotes from our elected officials or community leaders. This event was clearly driven by the Mayor and not our community.

After the photo op, the Mayor and our community leaders went and made a presentation at Sumner School during school hours. To the best of my knowledge, the general public was not allowed into this tightly controlled setting. At what point will the Mayor and UIC hold a public hearing so the public can weigh in on the West Side proposal as we did for the South Side proposal?

As a result of the give and take and public discourse on the South Side, the City did develop a more reasonable proposal to acquire the park land in the event U of C is the successful bidder. On the UIC side, residents still have a number of questions that have not been answered.

http://news.uic.edu/opl-lawndale-mayor-visit

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Tri-taylor neighborhood west of Western Avenue

Hi all! Just looking to see what peoples experiences have been living west of western (one block). Is it safe to walk in the evening hours? Do you guys feel safe? Or is there a real threat of robbery?
Thanks for your help

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    The boogey man - and woman- is everywhere, even on the fifth floor of City Hall

  • Joe

    The area is definitely safer than it was a few years ago. I walk my dog all the time and have never had an issue in the 5 years I've been here.

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24th Ward Aldermanic Candidates Forum

Meet the candidates for alderman in the 24th ward in this video from a forum hosted by the Chicago Westside Branch NAACP: http://ow.ly/I362N.

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MLK Day Updates | Is There a Media Blackout of the West Side Bid?

With the recent press covering the South Side Obama Presidential Library bid, West Side stakeholders are beginning to wonder if there is a deliberate blackout of the West Side bid. Read updates from the North Lawndale Presidential Library Committee here.
http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=53e448710cf8b92021af46e45&id=826fb50f61

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    You want attention? Let's march to City Hall and deliver a message.

  • SIR SEL OF NORTH LAWNDALE AND BEYOND I'm a community filth and fear fighter

    Need I repeat myself? Let's have a march to City Hall and have a rally at the front door. This is my third suggestion for us to do that. With a bus or two trailing, those who get tired can ride for a while.

    This Library will not be a...

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    Need I repeat myself? Let's have a march to City Hall and have a rally at the front door. This is my third suggestion for us to do that. With a bus or two trailing, those who get tired can ride for a while.

    This Library will not be a gift, no questions asked.
    That was a cute little press release last week, but we need to be bolder in our statement.

    The University of Chicago is being allowed to change their bid, after the filing dead line. If I'm wrong in my understanding, please somebody explain to me.

    I wouldn't be able to walk all the way, but will participate

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Jan 19

4 dead, 13 wounded in weekend shootings

A man was fatally shot Saturday near the 1200 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood.

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According to preliminary reports, the 21-year-old man arrived at the emergency room of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and said he had been shot near Hoyne Avenue and Warren Boulevard, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

About 6:48 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the 9600 block of South Green Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side where they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 18-year-old Bernard Pippen, of the 11000 block of South State Street in Chicago, according to the medical examiner. A Sunday autopsy determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound into the neck and through the chest.

...Cook County medical examiner's office. He was later identified as Cornelius Hunter, of the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue in Chicago, according to the medical examiner. A Sunday autopsy determined that the cause of...

The 17-year-old, identified as Walter L. Wright, was standing on a sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Western Avenue about 7:20 p.m. when an unknown offender approached him and fired shots, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Wright, of the 5300 block of South May Street, was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office. A Saturday autopsy by the medical examiner's office listed Wright's cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

Jan 19

4 Dead, 13 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

About 12:45 p.m., Cornelius Hunter was in a vehicle in the 1200 block of South Pulaski when occupants of another vehicle fired shots in his direction, authorities said. He was shot...

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Shawn Holloway, 21, was shot in the side and back about 11 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Warren Boulevard, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Officers responding to a call of a shots fired about 6:50 p.m. in the 9600 block of South Green Street found 18-year-old Bernard Pippen lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the neck, authorities said.

Pippen, of the 11000 block of South State, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:10 p.m., authorities said. Police said “persons of interest” were being questioned in connection with the shooting.

Hunter, of the 1700 block of North Luna, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m., authorities said.

Walter L. Wright was in the 5800 block of South Western about 7:30 p.m. when a gunman walked up and shot him in the chest, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Wright, of the 5300 block of South May, was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m., authorities said.

A man, 23, was standing outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 800 block of South Albany when a green SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. He was shot in the heel and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Jan 19

4 dead, 12 wounded in weekend shootings

A man was fatally shot Saturday near the 1200 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood.

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According to preliminary reports, the 21-year-old man arrived at the emergency room of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and said he had been shot near Hoyne Avenue and Warren Boulevard, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

About 6:48 p.m. Saturday, police were called to the 9600 block of South Green Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side where they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 18-year-old Bernard Pippen, of the 11000 block of South State Street in Chicago, according to the medical examiner. A Sunday autopsy determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound into the neck and through the chest.

...Cook County medical examiner's office. He was later identified as Cornelius Hunter, of the 1700 block of North Luna Avenue in Chicago, according to the medical examiner. A Sunday autopsy determined that the cause of...

The 17-year-old, identified as Walter L. Wright, was standing on a sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Western Avenue about 7:20 p.m. when an unknown offender approached him and fired shots, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Wright, of the 5300 block of South May Street, was pronounced dead at 8:09 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office. A Saturday autopsy by the medical examiner's office listed Wright's cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds.

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Jan 18

Tiroteos en Chicago dejan tres muertos y ocho heridos

Policías investigan un tiroteo que dejó a una persona muerta en la cuadra 1200 S. Pulaski Rd., el sábado a mediodía. ANTHONY SOUFFLE/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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...las 6:50 pm a reportes de un tiroteo encontraron a Pippen en la cuadra 9600 S. Green Ave., con una herida de bala en el cuello. Pippen fue declarado muerto 20 minutos despu...

Wright estaba a las 7:30 pm del viernes en la cuadra 5800 S. Western Ave., cuando un desconocido lo baleó en el pecho.

La víctima de las balaceras más reciente fue un hombre, de 36 años, quien fue baleado en un pie mientras estaba parado en la cuadra 5600 S. Wabash St., a las 5:15 am del domingo.

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2 dead, 1 injured in shootings on West, South Sides

The first fatal shooting happened at 12:45 p.m. on the 1200 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

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At 6:48 p.m. police were called to the 9600 block of South Green Street where they found a man shot, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney.

At about 6:45 p.m. a 39-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his leg on the 8000 block of South Stewart Avenue, Sweeney said.

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