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Workshop: Playing with Rescued Dogs

This summer, help children learn to enjoy dogs, treat animals kind, and approach dogs safely! Attend a small one on one workshop for children and adults to understand dogs better at Urban Art Retreat garden. Meet our friendly rescued dogs and have fun! Play in the garden, teach the dogs commands, feed them doggie biscuits, and wade in the pool! contact@urbanartretreat.com Register for a day that you can make it to a free workshop!

3 days ago

Safe Space Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or...

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Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or mural art). Also, some gardening & an art project. We will water plants & paint!
Let us know when you would like to visit.

Your group can make an appointment for a Field Trip to visit our site for a Summer Day at Urban Art Retreat. Send us an email at contact@urbanartretreat.com

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Alderman Complaints ?

http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed...

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http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed with this Office in writing, preferably on an OEIG complaint form, or orally. You may file a complaint by (i) completing a form online at https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx, (ii) calling the Office's toll-free hotline (866) 814-1113; (iii) sending a completed complaint form to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, Attention Complaint Division, 32 West Randolph, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60601; (iv) faxing a completed complaint form to (312) 814-5479; (v) contacting the Office by telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at (888) 261-2734 or (vi) visiting the Office at its Springfield or Chicago locations.

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

    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread with a next n related issue. Does anyone know which commissioner or department someone should contact in order to get speed bumps placed in a high traffic alleyway . Also on the subject of issues in North Lawndale and Garfield Park are there any meetings or communicable formats in which we can all meet and discuss issues and resolutions to problems; Outside of my favorite every Block website

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    speedbumps are provided by CDOT. email rebekah.scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org, Tom.carney@cityofchicago.org

    There are some restrictions and requirements. I think a traffic study has to be done to justify.

Jun 06

About Discrimination!

We are presenting an exhibit- “About Discrimination".
The Liz Long gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623 is displaying materials to increase awareness of discrimination and the ism's.
This is an excellent opportunity for a discussion on Discrimination. Any group that schedules an appt. to visit can ask for a facilitated discussion. We will provide this for free.
People can view the display on Saturdays between 1-4p.m. during June or email us to ask for a special showing for themselves and/or their group.
The exhibit is on display through June 30.
ask about free group activities throughout summer including Aug 25 Youth Art Fest in Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.

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May 30

Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders

CHICAGO, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Utopia informally launches today as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

More: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nonprofit-utopia-launches-on-mighty-networks-to-develop-the-next-generation-of-ethical-leaders-300656275.html?tc=eml_cleartime

    Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks to Develop the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders
    May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Utopia informally launches today as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
    https://www.prnewswire.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR ALTERATION OF EXISTING 3 STORY 13DU MASONRY BLDG TO INCLUDE NEW MECH, ELECT, & PLUMB PER PLANS. INSTALL 2 NEW OPEN FRAME PORCHES SAME SIZE AND LOCATION AS EXISTING PER PLANS.

    1509 S. Kenneth Ave. Issued May 22, 2018 Comment

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May 20

1 Dead, at Least 12 Wounded in Sunday Shootings

Less than an hour later, three men were standing near a residence in the 1500 block of South Kenneth when they were shot by a man wearing a black hoodie, according to police.

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

According to police, the boy was standing in the 1800 block of South Komensky just after noon when another person walked up to him and opened fire, striking him in the face.

At least 12 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city Sunday. Just after 2 a.m., a 40-year-old man was found face-down with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, arms, and leg in the 6300 block of South King Drive, according to police.

Elsewhere in the city, a pair of men are in serious condition at Stroger Hospital after they were shot while riding in a vehicle in the 900 block of North Lorel at approximately 12:07 a.m., police said.

A 29-year-old man was driving a vehicle in the 5600 block of South Racine at approximately 12:51 a.m. when he was shot by a person in a...

A 25-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder while inside a business in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt, according to police. The man was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, and refused to cooperate with police, or to identify the shooter.

In the 3800 block of South Princeton at approximately 3:26 a.m., a 25-year-old woman was walking toward a house when she was shot in the arm. She was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition.

At approximately 3:27 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Fulton, a 30-year-old man was shot while walking in the middle of the street...

At approximately 4 a.m., a 24-year-old man was leaving a residence in the 5500 block of South Wabash when he was shot in the back, police said. He later walked into Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, where his condition is unknown.

In the 5700 block of South Morgan at approximately 5:31 a.m., a 36-year-old man was shot in the...

    1 Dead, at Least 12 Wounded in Sunday Shootings
    A 16-year-old boy is dead after he was shot in the face in the city's Lawndale neighborhood on Sunday afternoon. According to police, the boy was standing in the 1800 block of South Komensky just after noon when another person walked up to him and opened fire, striking him in the face.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 20

May 16

Pick Up Litter Day! Join Us!

We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for...

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We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for ourselves & our families. Youth & adults will create an outdoor sculpture in the peace park for posterity. Weekly art-making projects will take place to help people express themselves about their lives, their families, & about issues of violence. We will have gardening, community service, carpentry projects, cement projects, sign making, lots of art projects, & much more. Relax & enjoy nature with Urban Art Retreat. Saturdays 1-4, Mondays 1-4 , Wednesdays 1-4 by RSVP only. contact@urbanartretreat.com

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://urbanartretreat.com

May 15

May 12

You're Invited to the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia!

I will be launching Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders on June 26, 2018. I would love for you to come out. Register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nonprofit-utopia-launch-tickets-45200346453

    Nonprofit Utopia Launch
    What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that? We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

May 05

Gallery offering representation to artists now!

Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink...

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Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink line stop. This district would have an emphasis on the arts.
First we plan to develop North Lawndale Area Artists Network for artists from this area & beyond. A core group of artists from North Lawndale area plus other artists are looking at possible space for a cooperative art gallery/cafe/youth art program. We have a building in mind. Also, we begin by offering benefits & responsibilities for artists who are interested in becoming a part of the program.
One benefit for artists: The gallery that Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center has on our current site- Liz Long Gallery, will begin in July 2018 through December 2018 showing group shows of their art. This will be a way to work together, get to know each other. These shows will be for artists who are involved in this project. Gallery needs your applications now to be included. contact@urbanartretreat.com
The last art show to take place in the gallery before this change takes place is on the theme: "About Discrimination". If you have art on the theme "About Discrimination", would like your art included for the month of June 2018, follow guidelines on website (art to arrive at gallery between May 28 - May 30, 2018) Please include your full name and complete street address. thank you, Dianna C. Long, curator

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://www.urbanartretreat.com

May 03

Unleashed dogs. What's the best course of action?

Feels like I've been seeing an uptick in the number of unleashed dogs over here K-Town. Sometimes just let out to wander the block, sometimes being "walked" without a leash and sometimes who the heck knows, but most of the time these are clearly dogs that someone owns, often wearing a collar.

I keep my dog leashed or inside our fenced yard, but he gets really worked up when there's a dog loose wandering around. I'm worried that another dog...

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Feels like I've been seeing an uptick in the number of unleashed dogs over here K-Town. Sometimes just let out to wander the block, sometimes being "walked" without a leash and sometimes who the heck knows, but most of the time these are clearly dogs that someone owns, often wearing a collar.

I keep my dog leashed or inside our fenced yard, but he gets really worked up when there's a dog loose wandering around. I'm worried that another dog will come after him on a walk or he or the other dog will find a way in or out of our yard and get in a fight.

As I understand it, Chicago law requires all pets to be leashed when not on their own property and there's a $300 fine for not doing so. So what's the best way to handle this? It's dangerous and illegal, but more and more folks just seem unwilling to properly leash their pet? Should I just call 911 every time?

I've tried suggesting to owners that they leash their dog, but I feel like a jerk and generally the response is not positive. I've only had one owner actually listen and that was because I gave him a leash and a piece of wood to cover a hole in his fence.

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