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One killed, 26 wounded - including toddler - in weekend shootings

Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

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...to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.Sandra Steve, the boy's aunt, said her sister...

The 27-year-old man got in a fight with someone about 3:50 a.m. and was shot in the arm in the 700 block of North Clark Street, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Marshfield Avenue, according to police and a Fire Media Affairs spokesman.

8 hours ago

One killed, 26 wounded — including toddler — in weekend shootings

Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

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Jason Ares suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.

The 27-year-old man got in a fight with someone about 3:50 a.m. and was shot in the arm in the 700 block of North Clark Street, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable.

The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Marshfield Avenue, according to police and a Fire Media Affairs spokesman.

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1 Dead, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

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Jason Ares suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

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17 hours ago

One killed, 22 wounded -- including toddler -- in weekend shootings

Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

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Jason Ares suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

20 hours ago

Boy, 13, Killed, Six Others Wounded in West Side Shooting

The shooting occurred about 6 p.m. in the 700 block of South California Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

The 13-year-old boy who was killed, identified as Samuel Walker of the 3000 block of West Flournoy Avenue, was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:22 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

20 hours ago

Teen boy killed, 6 wounded in East Garfield Park shooting

It was a beautiful Friday evening, and members of the Nu Church Movement had arrived to set up its mobile ministry on a vacant lot in East Garfield Park neighborhood, on Lexington Street near California Avenue.

About 6 p.m. Friday, multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Walker, who was shot in the head, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

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The victims were among 10 people shot throughout the city Friday night. In one shooting, a 3-year-old boy was wounded while standing outside with his mother and another male about 10:10 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, police said.

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Jul 11

Updated 2 days ago

Register for the Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp

The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

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The Monroe Foundation will sponsor an 8-week Small Business Boot Camp, beginning Wednesday, September 10, and ending October 29, 2014. The classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawson Tech, Industry Computer Lab, 3901 South State Street in Chicago. The instructors will be Stacey Woods, a financial coach with the North Lawndale Employment Network, and Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development.

The Monroe Foundation Small Business Boot Camp will arm you with the tools you need to move your business startup to the next level. We will show you how to start a new business and help you avoid some of the common landmines that await new entrepreneurs. You will

- Assess your readiness to obtain personal and business financing and start a new business
- Learn how to improve your credit score
- Learn the pros and cons of various legal structures for your business
- Understand the state and local business licensing and regulatory processes
- Learn how to navigate important federal, state and local websites for filings, registration and certification
- Prepare a business plan in a format that is generally accepted by banks and investment companies
- Understand basic record keeping and maintaining compliance
- Have access to up to 15 hours group technical assistance outside of the normal class schedule

Upon completion of all 8 weeks of the boot camp, you will receive a certificate of completion and be reimbursed for the first month of your subscription to LivePlan business planning software to complete your business plan.

Eligibility

- Start up business
- Individual/Entrepreneur
- A Small Business owner (under $ 50,000 yearly)
- Business Must Be Located in Any of the Target Communities of Englewood/North Lawndale/West Englewood/Woodlawn/Washington Park/Austin/South Shore/Chatham/Maywood/Bellwood

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RCdtKVWtXsbewORzA5B9Z6Y8jTHboiZmp8VdwmBUvl4/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Please note that I will not be facilitating workshops for the Monroe Foundation's Small Business Boot Camp this fall. If you are still interested in the program, contact Otis Monroe directly at 773-315-9720.

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Jul 21

City selling vacant lots in East Garfield Park for $1

The City of Chicago owns about 400 vacant lots in East Garfield Park - and they're selling them all for $1 each until Aug 4th.

If you own land on the same block as one or more of these lots, you can apply to buy up two of them.

Apply online here: http://largelots.org/apply/

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Jul 19

Fwd: FW: Entry-Level Firefighter/EMT Exam Application

The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for...

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The City of Chicago is pleased to inform you that the application period for the entry-level Firefighter/EMT exam started July 16, 2014 and will run through September 16. This is the period of time when applicants can sign up for the exam, which will be administered on December 13 and 14, 2014. In 2006, the age to sit for the exam was 19 and the age to enter the academy was 20. We have lowered the age to sit for the exam and enter the academy to 18. It is our hope that younger individuals who get on the eligibility list will be motivated to attend college and stay out of trouble and will find a sense of opportunity about their futures.

Attached is the job announcement, as well as the FAQ’s, which provides all of the key information about the application process and the exam. In case you’d like to cut-and-paste the link to the application website, here it is: www.cityofchicago.org/FireApplication. The website also contains links to additional information.

During the posting period, applicants can call (312) 744-4976 or email fire-application@cityofchicago.org with any questions or concerns, and they can also seek assistance in Room 100 in City Hall.

We have also modified the way candidates can apply for Veterans Preference. Applicants may apply for Veterans Preference at any time, even after the posting has closed. There is no longer a cutoff date for the submission of documents showing eligibility for Veterans Preference. However, the later the preference is applied for, the later it will be applied. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the Veterans Preference are included in the attached FAQs.

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Jul 15

Updated Jul 18

What's up with the roads and all of the potholes?

We have to vote this cruel and deceitful Mayor out of office.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    GP,

    So where do we go to blow the whistle?

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

    I am up for making some calls if someone whats to centralize an issue, location, and sought after action; let me know how I can lend a hand.

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Funny old article

February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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February 25, 2011
Why Census Figures Favor Rham
by Edward McClelland
“The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls told Ward Room. “Some of ’em have left Chicago. They’ve gone to the suburbs, or Indiana.”
“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”
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Several years ago, I talked to a lakefront alderman who predicted Chicago would become a Midwestern Manhattan, with the wealthy inside the city limits, and the poor banished to suburbia.

“In 25 years, it’ll all be like this,” he said, referring to his ward. “There’s too much demand for land in the city.”

Razing Cabrini Green to make way for the expansion of the Near North Side is part of that process. Expect it to intensify if Emanuel becomes mayor. It’ll be to his political advantage, and the city’s financial advantage. In the future, you won’t have to go down to Oak Street to see aspiring Eurotrash. They’ll be all over the city. It’s only a matter of time before Barneys New York opens a discount outlet in East Garfield Park.

Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuels-Chicago-116654619.html#ixzz1G7RrsOK7

Came across this about Rahm,the Census, gentrification & redevelopment of Cabrini. That last comment made me laugh (Barney's). It's coming.....

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Updated Jul 12

street lights outage

Why is it taking more than three weeks for the city of Chicago and Comed to restore service to our street lights? Several calls have been made to 311 and Comed...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Did u email Robert m?

  • No they're back on... Should this happen again I will email him... Thanks

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