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17-year-old charged in West Side man's slaying

Police work a shooting scene at 4152 W. 16th St. on Sept. 14.

The teen, who police did not name, is accused of shooting to death Charles Labon, 28, in the 4100 block of West 16th Street on Sept. 14.

Police say the man, Labon, was standing near the red brick church at the intersection of Keeler Avenue and 16th Street when someone walked up and asked if he had any marijuana. 

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Labon, of the 1900 block of South St. Louis Avenue, tried to run away but fell to the sidewalk as the gunman ran away.

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15th and Christiana

hello everyone,i am wondering if anyone can give me some insight about the area as me and my three kids are moving that way soon.Any info good or bad will be greatly appriciated.Thank you very much.

  • I know a family on 15th and Christiana. They are super nice and it sounds like the people living above and below are pretty solid as well. As for the rest of the block...it seems as though there is a lot of activity but there is also a brand new amazing park on the block as well. You may want to check it out at different times of the day to feel it out.

  • Thank u I was a bit nervous about the violence and things but now days there is violence everywhere.

  • A friend recently moved from that block because she said there was an increase in gang activity. I don't mean to add any unnecessary fear but just wanted you to know. Yes there is crime everywhere. I would suggest looking on Chicago Tribune's crime map or another site to see the type of activity that happens around there.

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Progressives, parents react to Karen Lewis decision not to run for mayor

WBEZ interviewed people regarding their thoughts on Karen Lewis' decision not to enter the Mayoral race.

Here's the link.https://soundcloud.com/wbez/progressives-parents-react-to-karen-lewis-decision-not-to-run-for-mayor#c=0&t=0:00

My comments come in at about 3:15.

  • Amara who?

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Valerie - that was not my intention! I have a tremendous amount of respect for Karen Lewis; I heard her speak last year in Evanston and was blown away! I am saddened by her illness, and sending lots of positive, healing energy her way. That said, I never took her seriously as a candidate for mayor

    Antonio - Amara Enyia is running for mayor. I believe that she is the best candidate for mayor since Harold Washington

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October 27th-Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with Disabilities

I thank Emmanuel Jackson for providing the following announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with
Disabilities
Next Council Mtg. – October 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
100 W. Randolph 401 S. Spring St.
Room 2-025 Room 500 1/2
Chicago, IL 60601

. Committee Updates
• Procurement Committee
• Business Development Committee
• Capital Access and Banking Committee
• Certification Committee
• Policy, Rules and Enforcement Committee

This council has a...

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I thank Emmanuel Jackson for providing the following announcement.

PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Business Enterprise Council for Minorities, Females, and Persons with
Disabilities
Next Council Mtg. – October 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
100 W. Randolph 401 S. Spring St.
Room 2-025 Room 500 1/2
Chicago, IL 60601

. Committee Updates
• Procurement Committee
• Business Development Committee
• Capital Access and Banking Committee
• Certification Committee
• Policy, Rules and Enforcement Committee

This council has a great deal of power under Senate Bill 51. The problem is companies almost never show up. They have to have something to advocate for. This is the council that decides rather companies receive waivers for BEP participation. There are many other issues that they deal with. My only suggestion is that when you go to the council have your company in position to do business. Make sure you are in good standing with the state. It is always helpful that you are certified with CMS as a BEP company.

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Fall Festival

Rep. Turner is hosting his First Annual Fall Festival…

DATE:                    Thursday, October 30

TIME:                    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE:                Douglas Park; 1401 S Sacramento Dr; Ball Room

Resources to help with college preparedness and scholarship information, educational service providers to help with credit recovery for high school students and re-enrolling high school students, and job training and employment information will also be available. Illinois Kid Safety (KISS) program will provide services to children age 3 and older

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GuideStar User Advisory Panel

I am deeply honored to have been invited to be a member of the GuideStar User Advisory Panel. GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. (www.guidestar.org)

GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. They provide as much information as possible about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. The goal is to arm end users with the information they need to make the best decisions possible.

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Presidential Library

North Lawndale is its own unique entity; a community full of the good and too much of the bad. Out of that community, desperate for social relevance, a committee was formed; formed to regain that relevance and more. It was our bid, your bid, the bid born, developed and presented by our community that formed a partnership with a major university. This is something that is crucial to realize; our community, your community, my community, rose up and dared play...

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North Lawndale is its own unique entity; a community full of the good and too much of the bad. Out of that community, desperate for social relevance, a committee was formed; formed to regain that relevance and more. It was our bid, your bid, the bid born, developed and presented by our community that formed a partnership with a major university. This is something that is crucial to realize; our community, your community, my community, rose up and dared play with the, “Big Boys” and here we stand. Out of 13 contenders, from New York to Hawaii, here we stand in the Final Four. That is something for all of us, young and old, to be proud of; one of the few times on the national stage in a positive way since Dr. King and here we stand; a real contender. New York, Hawaii, the University of Chicago and City Hall are all looking at North Lawndale right now. What do we do with this unprecedented attention? Walk with Pride, North Lawndale
Here’s a little background on the status of your bid. http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2014/10/uic-is-finalist-for-obama-presidential-library/

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

    That's what I'm talking about, Paul. The anointed spirit says, "Well, we didn't get the library, but we can still build something, and something else and something else.

    You are absolutely right about my passion and purpose to engage, initiate, promote and sustain a comprehensive clean up campaign designed to start from the inside out.

    Please invite me to your next meeting.

    Sel

  • As North Lawndale moves forward with its Library bid, in partnership with UIC, there will be several joint community outreach events. I will do my best to make notifications.
    But we don't have to wait for formal events. We have earned the right to use the great and powerful tool of the Library. Let's use it.
    EVERYBODY, energize your circle of friends and supporters; get them excited about the Library and what it can do for your cause.
    In the mean time, visit and promote our Facebook page.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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