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...and Union, those were Seattle Fire responding to the View at Madison apartments in the 1600 block of 19th where smoke was reported at the building just after 9:30 PM. Firefighters were dealing...
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GREAT PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS In The Ward: Youth Guidance - Becoming A Man This week I joined the Mayor at Benito Juarez Community Academy to take part in what turned out to be an amazingly inspiring school based, support program called Becoming A Man (BAM). This social-emotional program offered by Youth Guidance helps at-risk young men in middle and high school navigate the difficult circumstances that threaten their futures, by creating a safe space in which boys are free to explore the challenges in their lives. BAM’s model revolves around mentoring these young men to “think about their thinking,” by giving them the tools to resolve conflicts, express themselves positively, practice integrity and set ambitious goals for their futures. Put simply, BAM’s program is about getting to Chicago’s boys before gangs do, (and minimizing school drop out). The BAM “circle” exercise was particularly moving for me because it invoked a lot of feelings and vulnerability from these wonderful young men. We finished with a closing “BAM out” ritual that ended with a special handshake while touching our chest near our heart, to demonstrate everyone is connected. To date, Youth Guidance has served 6150 young men in roughly 100 Chicago public schools. Some key achievements include contributing to a 19% increase with on-time graduation rates, and reducing violent crime arrests by 50%. I strongly encourage you to learn more about this outstanding program: http://www.emcf.org/grantees/youth-guidance/. A special thank you to Benito Juarez Community Academy for offering this incredible program at their school, and for inviting me to participate. #BAM #BecomingAMan #YouthMentorship #BenitoJuarez #PrideofPilsen #GreatPeopleDoingGreatThings
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Updated Mar 10
Hello. Is anyone interested in joining WW? I just joined and I go downtown to the meetings. If we can get 15 people interested in attending meetings they would provide a group leader. Then I would ask Harrison Park if we could use a meeting room. If you are interested please contact me with your phone # and your preference for AM, Lunch or PM times. Thank You! Be Well. :-)
Andrew Allen, 40, (left) of the 1700 block of West 19th Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, faces robbery-related charges in incidents dating back to Jan. 10, 2018, including one in which police located surveillance footage of the robber (right).
Allen’s accused of robberies that took place in the 2100 block West Cermak Road about 5:15 p.m. Feb. 25 and 9:05 p.m. Jan. 31. He also admitted he tried to rob a restaurant on the 1800 block of West 18th Street about 7:40 p.m. Jan. 10, according to police.
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- 1600 block W. Cermak Rd. Comment
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1726 W. 21st St. Comment
REPLACE EXISTING OPEN WOOD PORCH WITH NEW OPEN WOOD PORCH (SAME SIZE/ SAME LOCATION) FOR EXISTING 2 1/2 STORY BRICK AND FRAME RESIDENCE WITH BASMENT
1711 W. Cermak Rd. Comment
INTERIOR ALTERATIONS WITH EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS/RENOVATIONS TO EXISTING ONE STORY MASONRY BUILDING FOR CERMAK FRESH MARKET AS PER PLANS.(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.)
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