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Mayor Walks Out On Chance the Rapper At City Council Meeting

Some ignorant creature called "Chance the Rapper" was making an as* out of himself at City Council meeting.

http://madamenoire.com/1006226/chicago-mayor-walks-out-on-chance-the-rapper-city-council-meeting/

This low as the get rap "singer" presents himself as some great leader in the field of education, though his behavior strongly suggest that he:

Can't play an instrument
Can't read music
Maybe can't read himself as he's an ignorant dumb as*.

What can we middle age Chicagoans do to promote some positive soulful popular music such was the norm in...

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Some ignorant creature called "Chance the Rapper" was making an as* out of himself at City Council meeting.

http://madamenoire.com/1006226/chicago-mayor-walks-out-on-chance-the-rapper-city-council-meeting/

This low as the get rap "singer" presents himself as some great leader in the field of education, though his behavior strongly suggest that he:

Can't play an instrument
Can't read music
Maybe can't read himself as he's an ignorant dumb as*.

What can we middle age Chicagoans do to promote some positive soulful popular music such was the norm in the 1970s with music like Motown, R&B, Soul, Chicago Blues. I even liked a lot of Disco like Donna Summers and I sadly note that today's youth music is not in any way couples' dance music. When did it become reality that American youth, including Black African American youth doesn't know how to dance? I did hear that there is a small "step dancing" community, I hope it includes some young people. When is this terrible rap music plague going to finally end? It's gone on longer than the Bubonic Plague Black Death lasted in Europe!

    Chicago Mayor Walks Out On Chance the Rapper At City Council Meeting
    Photo Credit: WENN When Chance the Rapper isn't in the studio, he serves as a spokesman for his city. The Chicago spitter pushes to stop the violence that is rampant in his city and increase opportunities for children. Last week, (Nov.
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  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Chance can call himself "Lil Bo Peep" He isn't the first or last to use a STAGE NAME. That is all it is. for all I care. Not sure where you get your info from Jaye. While it is true Lionel Ritchie did a "country" album, do not forget he...

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    Chance can call himself "Lil Bo Peep" He isn't the first or last to use a STAGE NAME. That is all it is. for all I care. Not sure where you get your info from Jaye. While it is true Lionel Ritchie did a "country" album, do not forget he is from Tuskegee Alabama. Darius Rucker also is basically country now as well. No one is forcing either one of them to write country OMG. Are you serious. Ritchie is going to honored at the Kennedy Center. Many musicians write songs for other people. What's the problem with that. I do believe RItchie is going to be in Vegas doing a show for a year. The days of Barry Gordy types are gone. Anything seems to go these days. If you are basing music by the way the musicians dress. you need not look too far.... as many groups from the 70's up to today's Imagine Dragons do not wear suits and ties. Good lord. Get with the present Jaye. We had some great music in our time. My kids grew up on it and still listen to it, but those times have changes. Truth be told I am a fan of Eminem went with my kids a few years back to see him at Lollapalooza. Me bad.... I bet you didn't like QUEEN either.....Chance is just trying like we all are. If he can make a difference, let him try. As you must already have seen no one else seems to care at City Hall You have a great Thanksgiving Jaye.

  • Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only...

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    Emj1900, I don't think the original poster bothers himself with facts. It would laughable if it weren't so ridiculous that the origianl poster is telling a Grammy-award winning musician how he should conduct himself in his own industry where he has already earned one of it's top accolades.

    The only thing more ridiculous and offensive is his pathological desire to cling to some outmoded and somewhat racist notion of Black respectability. He probably tells every Black person he meets how he would vote for Obama for a third term if he could, but insists the problems facing the Black community would disappear if "those people" would just wear a suit and tie/stop istening to rap music/insert culturally elite trope here.

    As much as he glorifies the days of Motown, you never saw too many Motown artists engaged seriously in politics. That was part of their education too. There are very few I could imagine at a local community meeting on education. People like the original poster are always romanticizing the past - a time when people like themselves were doing a lot better and people of color were doing worse.

42 hours ago

Men in skeleton masks linked to 5 Bronzeville robberies

Another robbery happened in the 2800 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2 a.m. on Nov. 11. The last reported robbery happened in the 2400 block of South Wabash Avenue about 8:50 p.m., police said. 

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The first was reported in the 2500 block of South Calumet Street on Oct. 23 about 9:30 p.m., police said. 

Another robbery happened in the 2800 block of South Michigan Avenue about 2 a.m. on Nov. 11. The last reported robbery happened in the 2400 block of South Wabash Avenue about 8:50 p.m., police said. 

    Men in skeleton masks linked to 5 Bronzeville robberies
    Men in skeleton masks have committed 5 armed robberies in the Bronzeville neighborhood in October and November, Chicago police said in a community alert.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

45 hours ago

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Updated 2 days ago

Carpet & Upholstery - Great Job!

Yesterday in preparation for the Holidays we had our carpet cleaned by Double A Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning. He did an excellent job without the truck, hoses, water and mess that we have experienced with other Carpet Cleaners. The icing on this cake was that the carpet dried in 2 hours, is clean and fresh with all natural products and amazingly reasonable. This is a family owned business and the owner Darrell is a local resident. His # is 773-895-9424.

  • Thanks Ruby! That's great info. Will pass it on.

  • We just had ours cleaned by New Dawn Carpet Cleaning. They also took care of our delicate Persian area rug and my sofas in the man cave. They were reasonably priced and the best part of all much like your experience it dried fast. I don't have their number but their website is www.NewDawnCarpetCleaning.com They have a coupon for new customers so don't forget to click and print that to save some money :)

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    Protect Rental Property Assets with an LLC
    Real Estate has always been considered a safe investment since the supply is finite and the demand grows with the population. Even though we have seen some swings in the real estate market over the past decade, the theory still is held true by many.
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3 days ago

Caught On Video: Two Women Robbed Of Purses In Chinatown

The two incidents on the 200 block of West 23rd Street were among at least a half dozen robberies in the area in the last two weeks.

Investigators also were looking into another robbery in Chinatown, in which two sisters reported being pistol-whipped for their purses around 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 2, as they were walking through an alley in the 2400 block of South Wentworth Avenue.

• about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the 2100 block of South China Place.

    Caught On Video: Two Women Robbed Of Purses In Chinatown
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police have released surveillance video in two recent robberies in the Chinatown neighborhood. The two incidents on the 200 block of West 23rd Street were among at least a half dozen robberies in the area in the last two weeks. The most recent ones happened across the street from each other, three days apart.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

2 robberies in Chinatown captured on surveillance video

200-299 W. 23rd St.

    2 robberies in Chinatown captured on surveillance video
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police have released new surveillance video of two robberies last week in Chinatown. In the video, a man and woman can be seen walking down the street, right after they grabbed the purse of a woman and caused her to fall. It happened along 23rd near Wentworth Saturday night.
    http://wgntv.com

3 days ago

Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings

Chicago police released surveillance video of two people wanted in a Nov. 11, 2017, robbery that took place in the 200 block of West 23rd Street in the Chinatown neighborhood. (CPD)

    Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings
    Chicago police are searching for two people who stole a 58-year-old woman's purse and made her fall this past weekend in the Chinatown neighborhood, officials said. On Tuesday, police released a video of two suspects running down a residential street. About 6:50 p.m.
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3 days ago

    Why We Love Good Guys
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3 days ago

Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings

Chicago police released surveillance video of two people wanted in a Nov. 11, 2017, robbery that took place in the 200 block of West 23rd Street in the Chinatown neighborhood. (CPD)

    Police searching for suspects in Chinatown purse snatchings
    Chicago police are searching for two people who stole a 58-year-old woman's purse and made her fall this past weekend in the Chinatown neighborhood, officials said. On Tuesday, police released a video of two suspects running down a residential street. About 6:50 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

VIDEO: Woman robbed at gunpoint in Chinatown

...four suspects running up from behind the female victim as she walks alone in the 200-block of W. 23rd Street just before midnight on November 8. In the video, one of the suspects pulls out...

...ago, two sisters were robbed at gunpoint and pistol-whipped in an alley off the 2400-block of South Wentworth Avenue in the early morning hours of November 2. Police have not said if the two...

    VIDEO: Woman robbed at gunpoint in Chinatown
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS Gunman picking random targets kills 4 in Northern California WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS Gunman picking random targets kills 4 in Northern California Chicago police are searching for several suspects accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint in the Chinatown neighborhood.
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4 days ago

Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows

• W.C. & the Fam, The Belvederes, Vox Kakumeika: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Reggies Music Joint, 2109 S. State St., Chicago. $8-$10. (312) 949-0120 or reggieslive.com.

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...Mile Lights Festival. Reservations are recommended for the free, family-friendly events. Hard Rock Cafe, 63 W. Ontario St., Chicago. Free. (312) 943-2252 or hardrock.com/cafes/chicago/. 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov...

...nights at The Hideout with Sports Boyfriend, Chicago goth-pop rocker Eileen Peltier. The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago. $20. (773) 227-4433 or hideoutchicago.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov...

• Columbia College Takeover, featuring Caving, Stratford, Summerbruise, Burly Gates and Friday Pilots Club: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at East Room, 2354 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. (773) 698-8774 or eastroomchicago.com.

• Hoodie Allen, Luke Christopher: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. $30. (773) 472-0449 or victheatre.com.

• Aqueous, The North 41: 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $15-$17. (773) 525-2501 or lh-st.com.

• Highly Suspect, Bones, DJ Redbees: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. $26-$30. (312) 923-2000 or houseofblues.com.

• Swingin' Utters, Western Settings, Darius Koski, Top Shelf Lickers: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cobra Lounge, 235 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago. $16. (312) 226-6300 or cobralounge.com.

• Bestman, Broken Holmes, Rakunk: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $6-$9. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

• Mike & Joe: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Trophy Room, 170 W. Ontario St., Chicago. $5; $10 at the door. (312) 600-6920 or events.wamilive.com.

• The Way Down Wanderers, Great Sky Band: 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Martyrs', 3855 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 404-9494 or martyrslive.com.

• Mariah Carey "All I Want for Christmas Is You Tour": 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $99.50-$150. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com.

• Scott Collins, The Hang Union, OUTDrejas, Spit G & the Most Low: 8 p.m Sunday, Nov. 19, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $5. (773) 549-5549 or elboroomlive.com.

    Sound check: America rides to town for two Arcada shows
    Folk rock favorite America celebrates the band's 47th anniversary on stage with two shows in St. Charles this weekend. Catch classic rock jams such as "A Horse with No Name," "Sister Golden Hair" and more long-standing influential hits. Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles. $59 Saturday, $55 Sunday.
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4 days ago

39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now

...sauce. Don't forget to top your plate with the pickled cabbage and chile oil. 2247 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-982-2969, www.slurpslurpnoodles.com

...the lamb and coriander dances between gamy meat with fragrant herbs in an intoxicating way. 2002 S. Wentworth Ave. #103, 312-799-1118, www.qxydumplings.com

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...with onions, cilantro and the restaurant's wickedly spicy salsa, and dig in with abandon. 4852 S. Pulaski Road, 773-523-3700, www.birrieriazaragoza.com

...shop's spicy giardiniera, a mixture of oil-soaked pickled chiles, provides the final flourish. 901 W. Randolph St., 312-666-4587, www.jpgraziano.com

...are gleeful fun. But ordered crispy, they gain a golden crunch and extra meaty depth. 2500 S. Whipple St., 773-247-1402

...spicy and funky ones like gaeng tai plah (mackerel and veggies mixed with fish entrails). 4949 N. Broadway, 773-293-7378, www.immmchicago.com

...a side, don't forget a whole sleeve of crackers, which goes for 55 cents. 3259 E. 95th St., 773-933-9855, www.calumetfisheries.com

...RHR-style, which ensures you get lettuce, tomato, onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...onion and the restaurant's special sauce. 2072 N. Western Ave., 773-772-6020 and 3057 N. Ashland Ave., 773-661-9377

...Harold's evangelist. Wildly juicy, seasoned aggressively — this is fried chicken meant to be devoured. 100 W. 87th St., 773-224-3314, www.haroldschicken55.com

...tame by comparison. The exclamation point is Uncle J's distinctive tomato-laden barbecue sauce. 502 E. 47th St., 872-244-3853

...in the kitchen probably deserve the credit for frying up these perfect nuggets of pork. 1725 W. 18th St., 312-226-2654, www.carnitasuruapanchi.com

...thoughtful and balanced meal, the Milanesa, a thin sliver of fried pork, is my favorite. 817 W. Fulton Market, 312-455-9200, www.cemitaspuebla.com

...great, as do the chocolate ones. So, you know, basically every pie in the shop. 1618 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-4846, www.hoosiermamapie.com

...the bottom of the box, the house-made crinkle-cut fries are also top notch. 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-763-0660, www.superdawg.com

...corn tortillas, it's as close to Mexico City as you can get in Chicago. 4540 W. 63rd St., 773-582-8226, www.tacosmarios.com

...It's about the only time when ordering two burritos sounds like a reasonable idea. 3759 W. 26th St., 773-823-1499, www.gordillas.com

...distinctive chocolate with only water, allowing you to appreciate the wild complexity of each sip. 449 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434, www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/xoco

...condiments one could want, the Double Fatso stands out as a greasy beacon of hope. 2258 W. Chicago Ave., 773-482-1000, www.fatsoslaststand.com

...kissed with smoke and complemented with the restaurant's signature spice rub, every single time? 3800 N. Pulaski Road, 773-545-7427, www.smoquebbq.com

...flawless, including hunks of tender beef, bouncy rice noodles, bright basil and crunchy bean sprouts. 6261 McCormick Blvd., 773-509-0909

You know what goes well with smoke-scented rib tips? Extra spicy links of smoked sausages doused in Honey 1's excellent honey barbecue sauce. 746 E. 43rd St., 773-285-9455

...leches slice has its merits, I actually prefer the bittersweet notes of the chocolate version. 1733 S. Halsted St., 312-829-4150

...dip in the sauce spiked with funky fish sauce, chiles and a touch of sugar. 4825 N. Western Ave., 773-754-7660, rainbowthaichicago.com

...very unscientific testing confirmed that the original on Taylor Street still serves the best one. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017, www.alsbeef.com

...texture to the soft fish. It's upscale, low-brow food, and remarkably under $10. 860 N. Orleans St., 312-943-0000, www.bigandlittleschicago.com

...fusing into one harmonious bite. And the corn muffins on the side don't hurt. 3361 N. Elston Ave., 773-478-4000, www.honeybutter.com

...to the fire by asking for giardiniera to this inarguably crazy, yet undeniably compelling creation. 240 E. 35th St., 312-326-1890, www.southtownsub.com

...and thigh, you get multiple salsas, refried beans, rice and spectacular house-made corn tortillas. 2809 W. 55th St., 773-424-8100, mezquitepolloexpress.com

...tastes over-the-top, thanks to the pickled daikon radish, fresh cilantro and curt jalapeno. 5014 N. Broadway, 773-561-4424, www.balesandwich.com

...maneuver) sports a pleasingly crisp crust and fat slices of apple packed in the middle. 11248 S. Michigan Ave., 773-995-7420

...In other words, don't worry about a dipping sauce. These have flavor to spare. 2621 S. Halsted St., 312-929-2088, www.bydamao.com

...thin slab of beef. Advanced jibarito eaters should try the morcilla, a black blood sausage. 3400 W. Fullerton Ave., 773-799-8601

    39 best cheap things to eat in Chicago right now
    Just about every week day, I grab a Tribune pool car and set out alone into the flat expanse of Chicagoland in search of something delicious to eat. More often than not, I encounter the kind of solid fare that any neighborhood would be proud to call its own.
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Nov 09

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Neighbor repeatedly reporting us to City agencies... Is there any way to stop the harassment?

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets &...

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    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

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Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities

    Survey Recap: South Loop Education Priorities - Greater South Loop Association
    About the survey: The objective of the survey is to gather feedback from stakeholders in the South Loop, including community residents, families who live within the proposed expanded boundary for South Loop Elementary School, and families who attend South Loop Elementary or National Teachers Academy.
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Nov 11

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

October Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future

    October Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Looking Toward the Future - Greater South Loop Association
    At the October GSLA Neighbors' Night Out, about 35 people joined in conversation about metro Chicago regional planning issues. The event was held at Bulldog Ale House, 901 South State Street. Two urban planners from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning-the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal, Lake, McHenry, and Will-joined the...
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Nov 11

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

November Neighbor’s Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row

    November Neighbor's Night Out Summary: Parking Pains and Exciting New Additions to Motor Row - Greater South Loop Association
    The Greater South Loop Association hosted over 50 area neighbors at Motor Row Brewing on November 8th, 2017 for the November Neighbor's Night Out. Leaders from the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) attended to share updates, mostly related to the opening of the Wintrust Arena, which has now begun its official event schedule.
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  • Cooling Down With Mindfulness!

    Mrs. F. is asking for $586.34:
    My students need various ways to help them calm down. We are teaching children mindfulness strategies as a way to regulate their emotions. These items will be assembled into 5 kits for students to check out.
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Nov 11

Second armed robbery in nearly reported in Chinatown

200-299 W. 23rd St.

    Second armed robbery in nearly reported in Chinatown
    CHICAGO -- Police are investigating another armed robbery in Chinatown. The robbery is the second in about a week in an area that has seen a several in violent crimes since October 23rd. Late Wednesday night surveillance cameras on 23rd and S Wentworth captured the crime.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 10

Gunman in white mask confronts security guard: ''I'm going to kill all you officers'

Deering District police officers caught up with the man in the 200 block of West Cermak Road.  They found a Smith & Wesson handgun in the garbage can and a green jacket discarded...

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The man fired three times as the guard ran to the security office at 2220 South Archer Ave.  She was not hit and the man ran around the corner at Stewart Avenue, firing several more shots in the air before tossing the gun in a garbage can, police said.

...and a green jacket discarded in a nearby alley.  Officers recovered shell casings in the 2200 block of South Stewart and in the 2200 block of South Archer...

...alley.  Officers recovered shell casings in the 2200 block of South Stewart and in the 2200 block of South Archer...

    'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard
    A Park Manor man has been charged with shooting at a security guard in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chicago law enforcement sources. Maurice Strickland, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the shooting in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenues on the Near South Side about 1:25 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 10

'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard

Deering district officers detained Strickland in the 200 block of West Cermak Road, and he matched the description of the shooter.

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The woman ran to the security office at 2200 South Archer when the man fired three rounds from a handgun with an extended clip at the woman, according to source information. The man ran westbound and threw the weapon in a garbage can.

Officers found a Smith & Wesson handgun with an extended clip in a garbage can in the 2200 block of South Stewart Avenue. A green jacket was found in a nearby alley.

    'I'm going to kill all you officers:' Man charged after shooting at Chinatown security guard
    A Park Manor man has been charged with shooting at a security guard in Chinatown on Wednesday afternoon, according to Chicago law enforcement sources. Maurice Strickland, 30, faces multiple charges in connection with the shooting in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenues on the Near South Side about 1:25 p.m., police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 10

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

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Nov 09

South Loop Culinary Crawl on November 16, 2017 - Experience the Evolution

Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Experience the Near South's Tasty Cuisine. Hop aboard our trolley to visit 4 venues for 4 tastings/drink samplings in 3 hours. Join the Fun!

3 separate routes - 2 different times. You choose the time, we choose the place.

12 restaurants participating:
14 Parish, Burger Bar, Cafe Press, Chicago Firehouse, The Field Bistro, Kitty O'Sheas, Kroll's South Loop, Kurah Mediterranean, Pizano's Pizza, Reggies, Sociale, Tapas Valencia, Weather Mark Tavern.

One early tasting tour - 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Two late tasting tours - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Check in at Near South Planning Board, 2600 S. Michigan Avenue - Free Parking. Enter for a chance to win a gift card at each location!

Register at www.theNSPB.com or call 312-987-1980.

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Nov 08

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Nov 06

Woman charged in Chinatown hammer attack, robbery

200-299 W. 23rd St.

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Stephine Criner, of the 7700 block of South St Lawrence, faces one felony count of robbery, armed with other dangerous weapon.

    Woman charged in Chinatown hammer attack, robbery
    CHICAGO -- A 31-year-old woman was charged after police say she struck a woman over the head with a hammer and stole her belongings in Chinatown. Stephine Criner, of the 7700 block of South St Lawrence, faces one felony count of robbery, armed with other dangerous weapon.
    http://wgntv.com

Nov 06

Confessions of a Condo Board member…

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    Confessions of a Condo Board member... - Greater South Loop Association
    (The names have been changed to protect the innocent) "I ended up on my building's board kind of by accident... I've never served on something like this before and am not sure exactly what I'm supposed to do." - Lucy, new board member "Our management company just gave us notice that they will not be renewing their contract with us......
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Nov 04

Who’s Bud Billiken, anyway?

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    Who's Bud Billiken, anyway?
    August is nearly upon us, and that means the Bud Billiken Parade is right around the corner. Have you heard of this annual event and wondered what it celebrates? Our friends at the Chicago Defender Charities made us aware of their annual gala, A Night in Bronzeville, which is coming up this Thursday, August 3.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

September Neighbors’ Night Out – Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!

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    September Neighbors' Night Out - Getting Active: Workouts and Bike Transit!
    This month's NNO was a bit of a break from the norm, with a free 30-min workout session at the beginning to allow neighbors to check out the new Evolve & Elevate fitness studio, located in East Pilsen. The host establishment for the beverage and presentation portion of the evening was the Pleasant House Pub, located at 2119 S.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update:  Results of GSLA’s Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan

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    Education Update: Results of GSLA's Community Surveys on the Near South High School Plan
    This post summarizes the key findings of two GSLA surveys which followed the first and third community meetings held by CPS to gather feedback on a proposal to expand the South Loop Elementary School's boundary southward to 22 nd Street and close the National Teacher's Academy elementary school (NTA) to repurpose it to serve as a 1,000 student high school which would be available to students residing in the South Loop, Chinatown, Armour Square, Bridgeport, and north Bronzeville areas.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville

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    Education Update: Summary of community meetings #2 and #3 to discuss a high school proposal for the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville
    Parents and community members packed the gymnasium at the South Loop Elementary School's main building (1212 S. Plymouth) on Tuesday, June 21 and the cafeteria and gymnasium at National Teachers Academy on Monday, July 10 to hear more information and provide feedback on the recently released proposal to repurpose NTA into a high school serving the Near South neighborhoods of the South Loop, Chinatown, Bridgeport, Armor Square, and north Bronzeville.
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 04

Neighbors’ Night Out summary – July 2017, Riverline South Loop development

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    Neighbors' Night Out summary - July 2017, Riverline South Loop development
    Approximately 65 neighbors attended the GSLA's July Neighbors' Night Out to meet representatives from the Riverline development team, CMK and Perkins + Will, and to get a close-up look at the current construction progress. The event was held at Sociale (800 S Clark St).
    http://greatersouthloop.org

Nov 02

Police: Men In Ski Masks Committing Chinatown Robberies

about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the 2100 block of South China Place.

at 1:44 a.m. Nov. 2 in the 2400 block of South Wentworth.

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at 11:56 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 2900 block of South Stewart.

    Police: Men In Ski Masks Committing Chinatown Robberies
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are warning South Side residents of men in ski masks who have committed at least five robberies in the South Side Chinatown and Armour Square neighborhoods. Between two and four men approach the victims and demand their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 02

NTA protesters take their fight to Mayor’s house

Opponents of plans to convert the National Teachers Academy elementary school at 55 W. Cermak Rd. into a high school recently took their fight to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s front door.

    Gazette Chicago " NTA protesters take their fight to Mayor's house
    November 2, 2017 Opponents of plans to convert the National Teachers Academy elementary school at 55 W. Cermak Rd. into a high school recently took their fight to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's front door. About 50 parents, NTA students, and their supporters paid a Columbus Day visit to Emanuel's Ravenswood home hoping to urge the mayor to keep the NTA as an elementary school.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Nov 02

Florida rapper Ghostemane fuses lo-fi rap with the metal of his youth

Wed 11/15, 6:30 PM, Reggie's Rock Club, 2105 S. State, $20, $15 in advance, all-ages

    Florida rapper Ghostemane fuses lo-fi rap with the metal of his youth
    Ghostemane is a white rapper from Florida who was reared on punk, metalcore, and other strains of aggressive music that had some modicum of accessibility and a fragment of crossover success.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Nov 02

Pistol Whipping of Sisters In Chinatown Part Of Larger Crime Spree: Police

The women, 26 and 31, were walking through an alley in the 2400 block of South Wentworth Avenue around 1:40 a.m. when two men got out of a silver SUV and said they were robbing the women, police said. The victim told ABC7 that both pulled out guns and told them "don't move."

A silver SUV was seen at the carjacking and the armed robbery of the two women, according to police. Three of the incidents happened in the 2100 block of South China Place.

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• 11:56 p.m. Monday in the 2900 block of South Stewart Avenue

    Women Pistol Whipped, Robbed In Chinatown: 'It Happened So Fast'
    CHICAGO - Two sisters were pistol whipped and robbed in Chinatown early Thursday in yet another violent robbery in the neighborhood, police said. "It happened so fast," one of the victims told ABC7, adding that after the beating she could "taste blood in my mouth."
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