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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

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May 15

  • Engaging in Learning through Flexible Seating!

    Mrs. Morales is asking for $620.05:
    My students need flexible seating and options. I want the students to have options to sit on a bean bag or ball chairs when they read or write instead of hard desk chairs.
    Farragut Career Academy Comment

May 12

Alderman Cardenas's Year in Review

We have worked together this year on may adventures from breaking ground for a new health center to community gardens. Check out this quick video on our adventures together. https://www.facebook.com/aldermangeorgecardenas/videos/10155831252779317/

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman Cardenas strives hard to create, attend and support events and organizations throughout the 12th Ward. Just this year he supported health fairs, free senior bingo, broke ground for a new...
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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 04

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May 02

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT: INTERIOR RENOVATION OF FIRST AND SECOND FLOOR DWELLING UNITS AND REMOVE EXISTING MASONRY FRONT FACADE AND REPLACE WITH NEW TO MATCH EXISTING ON EXISTING 2-STORY 2-UNIT STRUCTURE, TYPE III-B CONSTRUCTION, A-2 OCCUPANCY.

    2439 S. Sawyer Ave. Issued April 30, 2018 Comment

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Apr 28

Man, 63, dies from Little Village house fire

He died of complications from an inhalation injury and carbon monoxide toxicity from a house fire on April 8 in the 2400 block of South Spaulding Avenue on the West Side, according to the medical examiner’s office.

    Man, 63, dies from Little Village house fire
    A man critically injured in a Little Village house fire earlier this month has died, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Apr 24

More than a dozen charged in drug operation out of Little Village auto shop

3300 W. Cermak Rd.

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The purchases occurred near a residence in the 4300 block of West Wilcox St., where Natasha Summerville, 30, maintained a drug stash house, the charges allege. Johnson’s sources for the pills were Maurice Carroll, 28, and Henry Merrill, 31, the charges allege.

    More than a dozen charged in drug operation out of Little Village auto shop
    Fourteen people are charged in connection to a drug operation out of a Little Village auto shop bordering North Lawndale. The investigation, dubbed "Operation Broken Roe," centered on drug sales in the city's Little Village and West Garfield Park neighborhoods, and resulted in the seizure of distribution quantities of heroin, fentanyl, MDMA pills also known as ecstacy, and cocaine, according to the U.S.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 23

Bankes Coffee Stores: The Starbucks of Early 20th Century Chicago

...very early 1950's, I used to go with my mom to the store at 3102 W. 22nd," recalled former Chicago resident Eileen Priest in a post in the Forgotten Chicago group on...

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...however, was the reveal of a ghost sign for "Bankes Coffee Store", formerly located at 3413 N. Clark Street. Based on its terra cotta art deco motif, the building next door was likely built...

Bankes Coffee Store ghost sign as it appeared soon after the teardown of 3415-19 N. Clark Street

Edward Bankes was born in Northern Ireland in 1859. He began selling coffee not long after he emigrated to the United States in the early 1880s. His first Bankes Coffee Store was at 1644 W. Chicago Avenue in West Town and the building is still there today. He had 20 stores by 1916.

...sold real estate throughout much of his life in the United States. Bankes lived at 1036 N. Hoyne Avenue in Ukrainian Village beginning in 1900. The home, which still stands today, was built by...

    Bankes Coffee Stores: The Starbucks of Early 20th Century Chicago
    When the Chicago Transit Authority announced 14 buildings that would be torn down for their controversial Belmont Flyover project, some lamented the loss of historic buildings in Lakeview. One present that neighborhood residents got this Spring, however, was the reveal of a ghost sign for "Bankes Coffee Store", formerly located at 3413 N.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Apr 21

14 charged with drug sting operated out of auto body shop

An investigation by the F.B.I. discovered the operation was running out of an auto body shop in the 3300 block of W. Cermak Rd.

    14 charged with drug sting operated out of auto body shop
    CHICAGO -- 14 people are charged for their involvement in a drug sting. An investigation by the F.B.I. discovered the operation was running out of an auto body shop in the 3300 block of W. Cermak Rd. Undercover officers purchased heroin and ecstasy from individuals operating out of the shop.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 19

More than 12 charged in connection with drug trafficking operation in Little Village, West Garfield Park

Brunt is the owner of an auto body shop in the 3300 block of West Cermak Road where he allegedly allowed Benson to make and store drugs, police said.

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Undercover officers also made several drug purchases from Johnson in 2017 near an alleged stash house owned by Natasha Summerville, 30, in the 4300 block of West Wilcox Street, police said.Five others have been charged in state complaints, officials said.

    More than 12 charged in connection with drug trafficking operation
    A federal drug trafficking investigation in Little Village and West Garfield Park lead to charges filed against more than 12 people, officials announced Thursday. According to officials, investigators seized heroin, fentanyl, MDMA, cocaine, 12 illegal firearms and approximately $60,000 in cash.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 19

Apr 18

  • Breathe for Change Chicago

    Ms. Confer is asking for $2602.65:
    I need financial assistance for a 200-hour wellness and yoga teacher training designed specifically for educators.
    Farragut Career Academy Comment

Apr 15

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