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EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE LEADERS - Ombudsman Chicago Celebrates Women’s History Month

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) –According to a 2014 report on the state of self-esteem, the majority of teen girls (seven in ten) believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way[i]. Reinforcing a healthy self-image within educational settings can be crucial to the growth and development for teens, especially with girls. This March, Ombudsman Chicago will celebrate national Women’s History Month with a series of activities created to empower and uplift students through the promotion of positive self-esteem.

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ComEd Provides $10 Million in Financial Assistance to Customers in Need

CHICAGO (March 25, 2015) – ComEd announces it has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds for 2015 to help customers struggling to pay their electric bill. ComEd is urging customers who have fallen behind on paying their electric bill to contact ComEd to see if they are eligible for payment arrangements or financial assistance.

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Actress and South Side native LisaRaye in Chicago this week

"Singles Ladies" star and South Side native LisaRaye is in Chicago this week for her "Life Rocks Vision Board Workshop" tour on Saturday, March 28.

The girl from the Pill Hill neighborhood, who briefly attended Eastern Illinois University, said she will be leaving Single Ladies, which airs 9 p.m. Wednesdays on BET, after this season to pursue new opportunities.

Check her out at www.LisaRaye.com

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Updated 2 days ago

New book examines the influence of the Chicago Defender newspaper

Ethan Michaeli, my former journalism instructor at Columbia College Chicago, has written a book about the Chicago Defender newspaper and its affect on Chicago.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Thank you Ethan Michaeli!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Currently, the Tiki Room on 24th street is being demolished.

    The African American community in the Black Metrópolis National Heritage Area, has lost control of both former historic landmark buildings that are located in Bronzeville!!!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    24th & Michigan and 3433 South Indiana.

    If you want to understand regentrification and insider politics, research who acquired the two former Defender landmark buildings and who benefitted from the sale?

2 days ago

New legislation could restore prayer in public schools

Kudos to state Reps. Mary Flowers and LaShawn Ford for introducing House Bill 0165, which would amend the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act, and allow prayer in all Illinois public schools.

Flowers was also instrumental in getting Chicago Public Schools to create an African American Studies program for all high school students in 2014, which was mandated by a state law she sponsored more than 20 years ago.

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3 days ago

16th Ward Run -Off

Aldermanic Run-Off - Excerpt from Chicago Sun-Times Endorsement: Coleman is the daughter of Shirley Coleman. But during an interview, she was unfamiliar with her own answers and was woefully uninformed. Her mother accompanied her and tried to speak up during the interview. Foulkes is the stronger candidate and is endorsed. 

3 days ago

Help Build Two New Playgrounds: Volunteer Registration Now OPEN!

Want to get a free workout and have some fun -- all while turning two vacant lots into great, new playgrounds?

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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Kristen L. I am in the same low and moderate income renter category as you are.

    Gentrification is a planning strategy being implemented by wealthy plutocrats, from the top down, many of which are associated with the University of Chicago, which has through control of established elected officials been re-gentrifying both Hyde Park and Bronzeville.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    once again, garcia's mouth writing checks we taxpayers have to cash.
    since when am I responsible for providing a roof over the head of a lazy, irresponsible person ?

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Why are some schools not entitled to libraries and librarians?

What Chuy noted in the first debate is true: nearly 50 percent of CPS schools do not have a librarian on staff, a tragedy in our information-based ecnomy. Librarians are degreed teachers who are trained in teaching students how to find, interpret and share information. Libby Elementary in Englewood/New City is considering discontinuing its program. What about your school? Contact your school and Local School Council and insist that a library and librarian be a priority.

  • Jeff Janulis CAPS Rep

    once again garcia's mouth writing checks that we taxpayers have to cash

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Veteran Journalists Receives “Genius Award”: Exposing Corruption in Mississippi Prison System

For more than two decades, veteran journalist Jerry Mitchell of the Clarion-Ledger has spent time investigating unsolved cold cases dating back to the Civil Rights period.

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Red Eye Connect: Connecting Chicago

Join the Chicago's RedEye on March 24th for a short , informational session designed to educate and inform you on advertising and marketing solutions available with the RedEye.

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Mar 20

The late Alderman JoAnn Thompson to be remembered at Downtown ceremony

The late Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), who represented the Englewood neighborhood, will be among the black women honored at a free, 5 p.m. ceremony on March 24 at Chase Tower Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St., by Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown.

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Mar 19

Updated Mar 19

2 killed, 12 wounded in shootings since Wednesday morning

A man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital at 326 W. 64th Street with gunshot wounds to his hip and back, police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 6300 block of South Artesian, but no crime scene was found.

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A 20-year-old man was outside the station in the 100 block of South Cicero when someone walked up and shot him multiple times, police said.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 12:30 a.m. found Juan Warrior unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the side of the chest in the 8100 block of South Normal, authorities said. Warrior, of the 6500 block of South Wolcott, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 a.m.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 12:30 a.m. found Juan Warrior unresponsive with gunshot wounds to the side of the chest in the 8100 block of South Normal, authorities said. Warrior, of the 6500 block of South Wolcott, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:49 a.m.

A 23-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 700 block of South Kostner when someone walked up and shot him in the leg, police said. A relative drove him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

...South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The shooting happened at 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Indiana, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and later transferred to...

In the North Side Edgewater neighborhood, a 25-year-old man was shot about 11 p.m. Someone walked up to him in the 5700 block of North Kenmore and shot him multiple times, police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

At 10 p.m., a 21-year-old woman was outside in the 8600 block of South Carpenter when she heard shots and felt pain. She suffered a graze wound to her side and was treated at the scene and released, police said.

Just before 9 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving in the 4400 block of West Walton in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai.

About 8 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the 8000 block of South Carpenter in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. He suffered gunshot wounds to his arm, hand and groin and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

Minutes earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 7:50 p.m. he was sitting in a vehicle in the 4700 block of West Ohio when someone walked up and shot him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

About 6:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and chest in the 300 block of South Homan in East Garfield Park. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Another man, 20, was shot in the leg in the Washington Park neighborhood about 5 p.m. That shooting happened in the 5700 block of South Michigan and taken to a hospital in good condition, police said.

Ten minutes before that, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of North Clarendon in the Uptown neighborhood. He was in good condition at Illinois Masonic.

About 4:15 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was shot in the chest in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. She was shot in the 1300 block of West 111th Street and taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

A man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital at 326 W. 64th Street with gunshot wounds to his hip and back, police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 6300 block of South Artesian, but no crime scene was found.

  • They don't have good aim if they shoot 14 bullets and only hit the guy once.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Armies go through thousands of rounds to get one kill.

Mar 19

Kennedy-King College Wins National Award for Rapid Improvement in Completion

Kennedy-King College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, has won the first-ever Aspen “Rising Star” award for rapid improvement in completion. Kennedy-King-College, a finalist for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, was selected from more than 1,100 community colleges nationwide for this award.

Mar 19

City Hall has been good to Magic Johnson

As a successful businessman NBA great Ervin "Magic" Johnson has benefited from his financial investments in helping Chicago's youths.

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Mar 19

2 Killed, 12 Wounded In Shootings Since Wednesday Morning

A man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital at 326 W. 64th Street with gunshot wounds to his hip and back, police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 6300 block of South Artesian, but no crime scene was found.

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A 20-year-old man was outside the station in the 100 block of South Cicero when someone walked up and shot him multiple times, police said.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 12:30 a.m. found him unresponsive in the 8100 block of South Normal and he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. His name has not been released.

A 23-year-old man was sitting in a parked car in the 700 block of South Kostner when someone walked up and shot him in the leg, police said. A relative drove him to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

...South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood. The shooting happened at 11:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Indiana, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and later transferred to...

In the North Side Edgewater Beach neighborhood, a 25-year-old man was shot about 11 p.m. Someone walked up to him in the 5700 block of North Kenmore and shot him multiple times, police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

At 10 p.m., a 21-year-old woman was outside in the 8600 block of South Carpenter when she heard shots and felt pain. She suffered a graze wound to her side and was treated at the scene and released, police said.

Just before 9 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the arm while driving in the 4400 block of West Walton in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai.

About 8 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the 8000 block of South Carpenter in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. He suffered gunshot wounds to his arm, hand and groin and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

Minutes earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 7:50 p.m. he was sitting in a vehicle in the 4700 block of West Ohio when someone walked up and shot him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

About 6:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and chest in the 300 block of South Homan in East Garfield Park. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Another man, 20, was shot in the leg in the Washington Park neighborhood about 5 p.m. That shooting happened in the 5700 block of South Michigan and taken to a hospital in good condition, police said.

Ten minutes before that, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 4500 block of North Clarendon in the Uptown neighborhood. He was in good condition at Illinois Masonic.

About 4:15 p.m., a 17-year-old girl was shot in the chest in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. She was shot in the 1300 block of West 111th Street and taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

A man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital at 326 W. 64th Street with gunshot wounds to his hip and back, police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 6300 block of South Artesian, but no crime scene was found.

Mar 18

Your Final Four From Social Security

Since 1939, March has meant one thing in the world of sports: March Madness. In this tournament, 68 college basketball teams compete through the month until only the final four teams remain. Coaches gather their teams to drive home the gravity of the moment, reminding them that they’ve worked hard and that how they respond to the pressure directly determines the outcome.

Mar 18

Choreographers of Color Show off Their "Winning Works"

Saturday March 7th will be a night to remember as I fell in love with “The Ballet” after seeing “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color” at The Museum of Contemporary Art. It was edgy, riveting, electrifying, full of life and the dancers rocked every inch of the stage and gave me goose bumps.

Mar 18

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Mar 18

Preschoolers and KaBOOM! Design Two New Playgrounds at 7000 S. Parnell

Children who attend the brand new Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS) Englewood Preschool Center recently had a chance to design the playgrounds of their dreams.

Mar 17

Man Shot At Englewood Gas Station

About 10:25 p.m., the man was getting into a car at the station in the 100 block of West 63rd Street when a white SUV pulled up and someone inside shot him in the buttocks, police said.

Mar 17

3 teenagers, man hurt in separate shootings

Around 10:25 p.m., a 21-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 100 block of West 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

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The man was in the 3400 block of West Warren Drive when he was approached by a male attacker on a sidewalk. The attacker pulled out a handgun and announced a robbery, Alfaro said.

The boy was standing in an alley in the 4200 block of West Division Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the right foot, Alfaro said.

The two boys were walking on sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Morgan Street when two males rode past them on bicycles. One of the males stopped, turned and fired shots, Alfaro said.

Mar 17

3 teenagers, 2 men hurt in separate shootings

In the latest shooting, a 21-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 10:25 p.m. in the 100 block of West 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

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The boy was standing in an alley in the 4200 block of West Division Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the right foot, Alfaro said.

The two boys were walking on sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Morgan Street when two males rode past them on bicycles. One of the males stopped, turned and fired shots, Alfaro said.

Mar 17

3 teenagers, man hurt in separate shootings

In the latest shooting, a 21-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 10:25 p.m. in the 100 block of West 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

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The boy was standing in an alley in the 4200 block of West Division Street when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the right foot, Alfaro said.

The two boys were walking on sidewalk in the 5800 block of South Morgan Street when two males rode past them on bicycles. One of the males stopped, turned and fired shots, Alfaro said.

Mar 16

RAGE Updates, TIF Referendum, Run Offs & More - Englewood Village Meeting - 3/17 at 6pm!

Open to the Public!!!

Join the Resident Association of Greater Englewood aka (R.A.G.E.) for our next village meeting open to all, Tuesday, March 17th located at the Canaan Community Church - 1701 W. Garfield Blvd. from 6pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served....

Topics will include:
RAGE Updates
TIF Referendum in the 16th Ward
Upcoming Run-Offs and more....

For more info contact R.A.G.E. at 866-845-1032.....

Mar 16

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks mentors to Chicago women

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks and her mother, Rev. Regina Bell, will participate in the "Turning Girls to Women" workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday at New Beginnings Church of Chicago, 6620 S. King Drive.

The free event will have sessions for girls 12-17-years-old and ladies 19-years-old and up.

Mar 16

"My First Love"

"My First Love" is the story of a married couple with serious marital problems. Where there once was devotion, a notable distance grows between husband and wife. But why? Follow along in the story, the ups and downs, to see how a husband’s refusal to monitor his use of electronic devices plays a major role in his marriage. In a world of social media and technology, will he rediscover his first love? Each movie lover will be impacted.

Mar 16

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Mar 15

Clarence's 44th Birthday Celebration & Fundraiser: Trans4ming Lives 4ever

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