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MISSING WHITE & BLACK SHIH TZU MIX DOG -reward

My Mom’s dog is missing. He went missing on October 27th. He may have been seen around Douglas Park.

He is mostly white and black, with black long ears. He may look quite different from the long haired dog in the photo.

He is a lovable dog who keeps my Mom company. We miss him so much.

Please if you have seen him or have any information please contact me on

findingpotuschicago@gmail.com OR 773-256 9301

Thank you.

Pam

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Nov 07

Artists Peace Hub : Grow North Lawndale project will be introduced

Artists Peace Hub : Grow North Lawndale project will be introduced at two meetings this month.This project will create an "artists paradise" around the Kedzie pink line stop while improving the neighborhood by bringing new businesses, services, and jobs. 11/11 and 11/19 at 2p.m. at our site, 1957 S. Spaulding corner of 21st, 2 blocks west of Kedzie pink line stop, please RSVP at contact@urbanartretreat.com if you would like to attend to find out more and/or ask questions/give feedback. Seating is limited.

Nov 07

Comings & Goings: Fat Doggy'z opens in Justice

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

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New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

New stores will open at 5018 S. Cicero Ave.; 8341 S. Cottage Grove Ave.; 1425 E. 71St St.; 2740 W. Cermak Road; 4314 S. Kedzie Ave.; 4524 S. Ashland Ave.; 4828 W. Irving Park Road; 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 9520 S. Jeffery Ave.

    Comings & Goings: Fat Doggy'z opens in Justice
    The Fat Daddy'z chain has grown with the Friday opening of Fat Doggy'z restaurant in Justice. "It's a hot dog stand," said owner Mike Martens, who also owns the original Fat Daddy'z in Seneca (southwest of Chicago toward Ottawa) and a second location with the same name at 5437 S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 07

Nov 03

Boy, 13, went missing on 6 days ago on Southwest Side

Valdemar Flores was last seen Oct. 28 in the 2400 block of South California Avenue. He was wearing a black zippered Northface hooded fleece jacket, dark-blue pants and gray gym shoes with black laces, police said.

Valdermar is known to frequent the areas around 23rd Place and Washtenaw Avenue.

    Boy, 13, went missing on 6 days ago on Southwest Side
    Police are asking for the public's help finding a 13-year-old boy who went missing six days ago on the city's Southwest Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 03

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    UPDATE ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 400 AMPS WITH 6 METERS FOR 5 UNITS PLUS PUBLIC. ADD RECEPTACLES. LIGHTS AND SMOKE DETECTORS AS NEED IT ON APARTMENTS

    2020 S. Washtenaw Ave. Issued November 1, 2017 Comment

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    PERMIT FOR EXISTING WROUGHT IRON FENCE WITH 25 LN. FT.

    2138 S. Fairfield Ave. Issued October 30, 2017 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE\REPLACE DRYWALL IN KITCHENS & BATHROOMS, CABINETRY, FLOORING THROUGHOUT, BATHROOM WALL & FLOOR TILE. BATHROOM PLUMBING FIXTURES, KITCHEN PLUMBING FIXTURES. PAINT INTERIOR STAIRWELLS. ADD 5\8" TPE X GYP BD. TO BASEMENT CEILING. ELECTRICAL PERMIT PULLED SEPERATLY.

    2020 S. Washtenaw Ave. Issued October 27, 2017 Comment

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Oct 30

Updated Oct 30

What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door

Join Jody Adler, Director of the Community Law Project, and me, for a discussion on what to do in the event that ICE shows up at your place of work.
http://mailchi.mp/ac823e834cb4/what-to-do-if-ice-comes-knocking-on-your-door?e=6548e7251e

    What to Do When ICE Comes Knocking at Your Door
    We are living in an environment in which immigration laws are being aggressively enforced. This has several implications in the workplace. Join Jody Adler, the Director of the Community Law Project, and me for a lively discussion on immigration rights in the workplace.
    http://mailchi.mp
  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Thanks for the thumbs up, Rachel. If you weren't able to catch the live broadcast, you can go to the link and download the podcast. There was some really, really good info shared. I learned a heck of a lot!

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Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event

Reminder: Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event Saturday, October 28th, from 10 am - 2 pm.

http://mailchi.mp/70a5b16b6e73/loving-lawndale-to-life-college-fair?e=6548e7251e

    Loving Lawndale to Life College Fair and Expungement Event
    Don't miss our last event of the campaign. We will be hosting a nontraditional college fair with college resources and workshops for high school seniors, adult learners and career changers. There will be resource tables with college recruiters, financial aid consultants, community-based organizations and expungement professionals.
    http://mailchi.mp

Oct 16

Updated Oct 26

The Race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District

The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify...

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The race for Cook County Commissioner, 2nd District will very interesting. The 2nd District includes communities on the West and South Sides, including North Lawndale and Englewood. While the communities have similar issues, there will be that tendency to elect "one of our own". For some, "one of our own" is someone from our neighborhood. For some, "one of our own" is one who is easily controlled. For others, "one of our own" is someone with whom we can identify culturally, regardless of where they live.

When I speak of "culturally", I'm not speaking of race or ethnicity, but about those intangibles that reflect similar values and political philosophies.

I don't know who all will be running. Technically, no one is a candidate until s/he makes the ballot. When the final cut comes, I hope there will be candidates with a demonstrated record of leadership, community service, good judgment; the willingness to carefully weigh and analyze the issues without being a rubber stamp; courage to speak truth to power and be a true advocate for the voters; strength of character (honesty and integrity) and loyalty, and the ability to put the voters' interests above his/her own personal and political gain. If you know of such a candidate, please share below.

  • Mitchellfred Sixty-year resident of North Lawndale/24th ward

    The POTUS wanted to know if he can "pardon" himself...is the jury still out? Fred Mitchell would make a good candidate. He will be declaring himself as a "write-in" candidate.

Oct 26

2 dead, 3 wounded in city shootings

...year-old and one of them pulled a gun and fired at him in the 2200 block of South California Avenue, police said. The teen was struck in the buttocks and thigh, and was taken to...

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Her anguished boyfriend sped from 55th Street to the 9600 block of South Euclid Avenue in Jeffery Manor after he got a call that his cousin was shot on the Far South Side street.

The teen was shot in the head around 2:15 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, police said.  He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 16-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head while handling a gun in the 7700 block of South Peoria Street about 5:20 p.m. in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was in serious condition.

    Man, 19, shot in head on South Side
    A 19-year-old man was shot and critically wounded Wednesday afternoon on the South Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

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Oct 22

Latinos are the majority minority in Chicago

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-mexicans-and-hispanics-largest-minority-in-chicago-20171013-story.html

"Nearly 75 percent of Hispanics in these communities are Mexican and Mexican American, followed by Puerto Ricans, Ecuadorians, and Guatemalans, respectively."

    Mexicans and 'Hispanics', now the largest minority in Chicago
    Latinos have surpassed other minorities in Chicago, including African Americans, in population, becoming the second largest racial and ethnic group in the city after U.S. Whites, according to the most recent Census data. "Hispanics", the label used by the U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Oct 21

Alderman George A. Cardenas added 6 new photo...

...other community partners for organizing this fun filled Saturday! We are on the corner of Cermak and Fairfield until 3pm, we will see you here...


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