8 hours ago

New City - Safe and Peaceful Communities

In May 2018 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

10 hours ago

2 shot, 1 fatally, in Back of the Yards

...A 48-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were standing in the 5200-block of South May Street just before 5:30 p.m.Police said that's when a young black man...

    2 shot, 1 fatally, in Back of the Yards
    A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a shooting in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood Friday evening. A 48-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were standing in the 5200-block of South May Street just before 5:30 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

11 hours ago

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Alderman Cardenas ...

On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Alderman Cardenas hosted a job fair at the McKinley Park Library located at 1915 W 35th St. At this event, residents from the 12th Ward and beyond met with 13 local companies regarding their job openings. Many of these residents, which included teenagers and seniors, were able to complete job applications on the spot. This job fair is part of an ongoing effort by Alderman Cardenas to spur economic development by connecting Ward residents with good-paying local jobs.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Alderman Cardenas hosted a job fair at the McKinley Park Library located at 1915 W 35th St. At this event, residents from the 12th Ward and beyond met with 13 local...
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12 hours ago

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

18 hours ago

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars

...the bus every morning at 39th and Sacramento and going to the train station on 35th and Archer and taking the Orange Line downtown every day freaked out my parents," he says. "We...

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Sun 5/27, 7 PM, National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th, $25, all-ages

...were reluctant to let him make the commute. "Getting on the bus every morning at 39th and Sacramento and going to the train station on 35th and Archer and taking the Orange Line...

    Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars
    The Chicago schoolkids who make up Mariachi Herencia de Mexico had a hell of a summer in 2017. The band, whose members range in age from 11 to 18, had formed in March 2016, and last May they released their first record, Nuestra Herencia. It debuted at number two on iTunes' U.S.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

23 hours ago

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33 hours ago

Reputed gang member charged in shooting of ATF agent pleads not guilty

...and several colleagues attempted to change out a tracking device on a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue...

    Reputed gang member charged in shooting of ATF agent pleads not guilty
    A reputed Chicago gang member pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he shot an undercover federal agent who was conducting a narcotics operation near the man's home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood earlier this month. Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, 28, entered his plea during a brief hearing before U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 15

Updated 36 hours ago

Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data

Right field of north senior diamond, 54th and Artesian

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Southeast corner of park, near Lytle and Cabrini

At Damen and Nelson

At Sheridan and Eastlake

West of Lake Shore Drive, Montrose and Clarendon dog park

Corner of Dickens and Burling

Corner of Huron and Campbell

Gompers monument, at Foster and Pulaski

East of Lake Shore Drive at Jackson, middle path

In playground near Division and Kedzie

Near Hirsch and Lawler, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Cannon, west of lift station

On 87th at Chappel

East side of park, near Maplewood and Adams

Maplewood and 101st Place

Off path on 86th and Calumet

81st and Damen entrance

Southeast corner of park, near 9th and Plymouth

69th Place and Damen, entrance

South of playground, near Hudson and Chestnut

Corner of Noble and Chestnut

Corner of Marquette and Woodlawn

Southwest corner of park, at 56th and Maplewood

South Shore and 67th on beach wall

At Wrightwood and Kilbourn, on path

At Kilbourn and Cornelia

West of Lake Shore Drive, northeast corner of Wilson and Marine

West of Lake Shore Drive, Fullerton and Stockton, between Stockton and Lakeview

On Damen at 60th

On path from 64th and Racine entrance, northwest side of track

On central path, near 66th and Loomis entrance

On path from 89th at Chappel

North east area of park, at about 3015 W. Palmer

Northwest corner, at 57th and Kostner

Corner of Central and Berteau

At Central and Irving

South side of park, at Irving and Linder

Southeast corner of park, Irving and Long

At Fargo and Wolcott entrance

At entrance on 79th and Throop

Southwest corner of park, at Argyle and Lockwood

Corner of Lyndale and Oakley

At park entrance near 59th and Nordica

Between junior and senior diamonds, at about 50th and Lawler

Northeast corner of 56th and King fieldhouse

South of south diamond, on path from 98th and Bensley entrance

At northeast park entrance, near 133rd and Ellis

At Clark and Leland

Between south baseball diamonds, in field, at 78th and Ellis

On path near 65th and Loomis entrance

At 58th and Mulligan

Near park entrance at 85th and King

At Wrightwood and Kostner, on path

West of Lake Shore Drive, Foster and Marine at intersection

West of Lake Shore Drive, southeast corner of Lawrence and Marine

At Fullerton and Merrimac

East of Narragansett and Mulligan

    Is your park drinking fountain safe from lead? Search the data
    In an effort to keep its drinking water safe, the Chicago Park District has removed, shut off and scheduled to remove fountains throughout the system. Of the 1,238 fountains, more than half have been removed, are scheduled to be removed or are turned off.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

38 hours ago

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Bus...

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs: New Star Lighting http://newstarlighting.com/ 2225 W. Pershing Rd. Chicago, IL 60609 MAT Construction 4450 S. Morgan Chicago, IL 60609 Gold Standard Bakery http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html 3700 S. Kedzie Chicago, IL 60609 Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen) is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

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