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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.

  • 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.

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

    Will the real leaders of this effort show some signs. I'm willing to support you, as I have with periodic submissions and speaking out on behalf of North Lawndale. My presentation at both of the hearings out south clearly stated my preference and support for North Lawndale. I'm one of...

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    Will the real leaders of this effort show some signs. I'm willing to support you, as I have with periodic submissions and speaking out on behalf of North Lawndale. My presentation at both of the hearings out south clearly stated my preference and support for North Lawndale. I'm one of those characters who initially didn't think Lawndale had a chance at all. So much for my vision and faith in the audacity of hope.

    But for those who have boldly stayed the course and didn't faint are to be celebrated however late the rest of us have surfaced It's marching time, people.

    While I don't officially reside in North Lawndale, I claim my self-declared spiritual residency status and clearly appreciate those who have brought (us) this far. It's marching time, good people.

    I'm confindent Congressman Davis will assist us with transportation for those of us (like me) not able to walk the entire distance to City Hall

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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?

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Loomis and Mayfield are not in North Lawndale.

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    Funny, I got that list from the Tribune listing. From what it looks like most are in the Austin area and only 4 problem landlords are in NL; seems low.

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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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2 charged in Lawndale drive-by shooting

...a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and a traffic signal violation. Harris, of the 1600-block of South Komensky Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery and criminal trespass to a...

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...neighborhood. Officer on patrol saw shots being fired from a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 3100-block of West Polk Street around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. They pursued the vehicle and arrested the two suspects...

...taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his right foot.Almore, of the 9300-block of South Ada Street, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery, unlawful transport of a stolen...

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Two men charged with West Side drive-by shooting

Almore, of the 9300 block of South Ada, was also charged with unlawful transport of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and a traffic signal violation, police said. Harris, of the 1600 block of South Komensky, was also charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.

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A 23-year-old man was standing outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk when a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Almore, of the 9300 block of South Ada, was also charged with unlawful transport of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and a traffic signal violation, police said. Harris, of the 1600 block of South Komensky, was also charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.

Jan 20

Two Men Charged With West Side Drive-By Shooting

Almore, of the 9300 block of South Ada, was also charged with unlawful transport of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and a traffic signal violation, police said. Harris, of the 1600 block of South Komensky, was also charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.

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A 23-year-old man was standing outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Almore, of the 9300 block of South Ada, was also charged with unlawful transport of a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and a traffic signal violation, police said. Harris, of the 1600 block of South Komensky, was also charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.

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Two charged in West Side shooting

Anthony Dewayne Harris, 22, of the 1600 block of South Komensky Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery with a firearm and criminal trespass to a vehcile, police said.

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The shooting happened about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, police said. Officers on patrol witnessed someone inside a green Jeep Grand Cherokee firing shots at a 23-year-old man in the 3100 block of West Polk Street, according to a police statement.

Joshua Anthony Almore, 22, of the 9300 block of South Ada Street, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, armed robbery with a firearm, unlawful transport of a stolen vehicle and driving without a license, police said.

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