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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!

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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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While investigating 2 deaths, police try to quell rumors on social media that have roiled West Side

...her family said. Her body was found June 7 in an abandoned garage in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue, about a block from where she lived and about 5 miles from where the teen...

    West Side on edge from 'Facebook madness' over deaths of girl, woman
    For weeks, the West Side of Chicago has been on edge as gruesome stories circulate on social media about a predator targeting young women. Six young girls and women were reported missing. Three have been found safe and a fourth has been contacted.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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West Side on edge from 'Facebook madness' over deaths of girl, woman

...saw her. Her body was found on June 7 in an abandoned garage in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue, about a block from where she lived and about five miles from where the teen...

    West Side on edge from 'Facebook madness' over deaths of girl, woman
    For weeks, the West Side of Chicago has been on edge as gruesome stories circulate on social media about a predator targeting young women. Six young girls and women were reported missing. Three have been found safe and a fourth has been contacted.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Recently-Reconnected Brothers Going Viral As They Try To Track Down Their Twin Sisters

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Recently-Reconnected Brothers Going Viral As They Try To Track Down Their Twin Sisters
    ENON VALLEY, Pa. (KDKA/CBS LOCAL) - Two brothers who just made a pretty remarkable connection are now trying to track down their twin sisters. Ed Clark, from Enon Valley, Lawrence County, just met his half-brother, Matt Shaw, who was born in Lawrence County, but later moved to South Carolina.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System
    HOUMA, LA (CBS Local) - A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in the community of Pointe-aux-Chenes, according to WWL-TV, as well as The Courier.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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    EVRYBLOCK.....what does a brain eating Amoeba have to do with two missing girls in Chicago? or over crowded commuter trains for that fact? sloppy work

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Vigil Held Near Lawndale Garage Where Woman Found Dead

The Chicago Fire Department sawed into the garage last week where a body was discovered just two blocks from where 26-year-old Shantieya Smith was last seen on May 26 near West 16th Street and Central Park Avenue. It was later confirmed to be hers.

Neighbors offered support at the afternoon vigil Wednesday in the 1800 South Central Park Avenue.

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Sadaria Davis, 15, went missing April 27 from the 4200 block of West Adams Street. Her body was found in an abandoned building.

    Vigil Held Near Lawndale Garage Where Woman Found Dead
    A prayer vigil was held Wednesday for Shantieya Smith by family and community members where her body was found in a garage.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

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Chicago Eyes Airbnb Fee To Help Domestic Violence Victims

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Chicago Eyes Airbnb Fee To Help Domestic Violence Victims
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago may impose a new surcharge on home share rentals through sites such as Airbnb and use the money to provide more beds at domestic violence shelters. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday the 2 percent surcharge could generate about $1.3 million.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Salmonella-Linked Pre-Cut Melon Now Found In 9 States

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Salmonella-Linked Pre-Cut Melon Now Found In 9 States
    Produced at a Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, the fruit, packaged in clear plastic containers, was distributed to retailers in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, the FDA said Tuesday in an update that upped the number of states to nine.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Strange Angel Projections At Chicago Theater

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Strange Angel Projections At Chicago Theater
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A new CBS show, "Strange Angel," debuts Thursday. Carol Burnett took the stage at the Chicago Theater Wednesday night, but outside the theater there was something strange happening. To promote the launch of "Strange Angel," images from the show were projected onto the front of the Chicago Theater next to the marquee.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Baby Fights For Life After Mother Delays Cancer Treatment To Give Birth

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Baby Fights For Life After Mother Delays Cancer Treatment To Give Birth
    KILLAWOG, NY (CBS Local) - A mother in New York delayed her cancer treatment until her baby could be born. When the baby was born, she received devastating news that the infant's heart stopped multiple times. Ariana Williams is fighting to survive after suffering from brain damage following her premature birth.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Family seeks answers after body of woman found in garage ID’d as Shantieya Smith

Dental records and tattoos were used to identify Smith, whose body was found under a car in a garage in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue last Thursday.

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    Family seeks answers after body of woman found in garage ID'd as Shantieya Smith
    CHICAGO -- The family of a woman missing three weeks before being found dead in a garage is speaking out. Relatives of 26-year-old Shantieya Smith say they are frustrated and feel disrespected by police. After Smith's decomposed body was identified Tuesday, the family found out on the news, not from police or the medical examiner's office.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 13

Trump Claims N. Korea No Longer Nuclear Threat, Tells Americans To ‘Sleep Well’

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Trump Claims N. Korea No Longer Nuclear Threat, Tells Americans To 'Sleep Well'
    (CBS) - President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore. On Wednesday morning, he took to Twitter to claim there was "no longer" a nuclear threat posed by the North Korean regime.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Nevada Pimp Dennis Hof Wins GOP Primary, Ousts Incumbent

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Nevada Pimp Dennis Hof Wins GOP Primary, Ousts Incumbent
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

GOP Senator Says Republicans In ‘Cult-Like Situation ‘ With Trump

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    GOP Senator Says Republicans In 'Cult-Like Situation ' With Trump
    (CNN) - Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker ramped up his criticism of his Republican colleagues Wednesday, railing on GOP leadership for not wanting to take on President Donald Trump on core Republican issues like trade. "We're in a strange place. It's becoming a cultish thing isn't it?"
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Metra Apologizes, Adds Cars To Relieve Overcrowding On BNSF Trains

Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

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13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Metra Apologizes, Adds Cars To Relieve Overcrowding On BNSF Trains
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Metra is making an effort to alleviate the overcrowded trains some riders have been dealing with since new schedules went into effect on the BNSF Railway line on Monday. Some BNSF trains have been so crowded during the morning rush this week, Metra issued a letter of apology, and decided to add extra cars to a half dozen trains beginning Wednesday morning.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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