2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago

Construction Jobs - Illegal Immigration Anarchy

Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections...

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Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections in trade unions and it's a natural transition.

Many occupations that were once dominated by English speaking, native born and raised Black A. A. are now overwhelmingly Hispanic - jobs like cooks, bus boys, landscapers and especially nannies. Open borders advocates (the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation led by Sen. Dick Durban) always argue that the "undocumented"/Illegal aliens only do the jobs legal Americans don't want. But, if these jobs paid a higher, living wage - then native born Americans would take them.

The entire Black Congressional Caucus gets F immigration grades from NumbersUSA and go with the idea that mass immigration from Mexico and Central America is a good thing because these people will all vote Lib Democrat.

Since I lived in Southern California I noted that Hispanics have pushed out Black AA from historic places like Watts and Compton CA - and also taken over these service jobs once done by Black Americans. So far the Chicago Democrat machine has gerrymandered Aldermanic and Congressional districts to keep Black seats, but since Chicago the city has lost ~ 50% of it's Black AA population since 2000 - it's inevitable that many/most Black aldermanic and Congressional seats will turn to Hispanic.

I also go with the idea that Chicago should not be a city in anarchy where laws against illegal immigration, hard drug trafficking and human trafficking (slavery) are not enforced as are our laws against shootings and murder.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I appreciate your comments on the union apprenticeship.

    Thanks

    I stand by my arguments that Chicago should not have immigration anarchy or criminal, violent crime anarchy and we do have both.

    No nation can survive without borders

    No nation can survive if laws against mass illegal immigration, human trafficking (slavery)...

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    I appreciate your comments on the union apprenticeship.

    Thanks

    I stand by my arguments that Chicago should not have immigration anarchy or criminal, violent crime anarchy and we do have both.

    No nation can survive without borders

    No nation can survive if laws against mass illegal immigration, human trafficking (slavery) hard drug smuggling are not enforced.

    The Cartels are doing both big time in our Chicago - hard drug smuggling and human trafficking - slavery.

    It's also reality that Black African Americans have been pushed out of many jobs they used to do:

    Cooks, bus boys, landscaping, handy men, especially nannies.

    Black AA Americans used to dominate the job of nanny.

    There are lots of reason Chicago has lost 50% of its Black African American population and it's related why Black AA have been getting ethnically cleansed out of Southern Calfiornia.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    Jaye,

    You have not addressed the main issue. The issue is lack of upward mobility for each preceding AA generation. Should we complain about not being able to hold a lock on every unskilled position we once dominated? We dominated those fields because we were willing to work for less...

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    Jaye,

    You have not addressed the main issue. The issue is lack of upward mobility for each preceding AA generation. Should we complain about not being able to hold a lock on every unskilled position we once dominated? We dominated those fields because we were willing to work for less than the previous group that dominated the field. One of the big issue is they outsourced many of the manufacturing jobs that were the next steps for people leaving the lower skilled jobs. We dominated a lot of the fields but didn't control enough other them with the ownership of landscaping, janitorial, and nannies businesses to withstand the influx.

    Yes, There was a big push, across the country, beginning in the early 1990s to push all kids towards college and away from trade schools. They implemented all these standardized test just to track the progress. If white folks were going to prepare their kids for college then blacks were going to follow and not be left out. I think over the last 5 years there has been a realization that the push towards college may have gone too far. Dunbar recently reintroduced it's construction trade program.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/dunbar-h-s-to-prepare-students-for-jobs-in-construction-trades/

    I'm not sure I totally agree with us being pushed out of Southern Cal. We just don't have the growth. We have not had a major internal migrations of AA to Cali(Southern and Bay area) since the late 70s and early 80s. The major industries that pulled AA to the west, aerospace and navy in Southern Cali and ship building in the Bay area, are mostly gone. Hispanic have external and internal growth. The jobs available are still better than what they have at home so they keep coming

    The AA population is falling/stagnant in most parts of the country except the South where new medium/high skilled manufacturing jobs are created. Boeing making planes in Charleston, SC while Airbus makes planes in Mobile, AL. Toyota announced 4k jobs Huntsville, AL

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2 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

Launch Announcement:  Visit our NEW GSLA Website!

    Launch Announcement: Visit our NEW GSLA Website! - Greater South Loop Association
    We at the GSLA love to bring neighbors together, and are excited to announce the launch of our refreshed website, greatersouthloop.org! Here's a rundown of some of our favorite features: News: Here you'll find our blog, with summaries of our events and other pertinent information about the South Loop.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Cell phone found

We found a cell phone in a black case in our front yard at 3527-3529 S King Dr

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Good and neighborly for you to reach out and attempt to find the owner. You are to be commended.

  • We found the owner. It is a neighbor. Cell phones are so expensive!!!

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    I'll bet your neighbor is grateful. Thanks for being a good neighbor!

4 days ago

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal

    Good neighbor reminder: Snow Removal - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicagoans are very fortunate to experience a winter that has it all - cold temps, biting wind chills, freezing rain, and of course, snow. And speaking of snow, now is a good time to remind everyone to clear their sidewalks after it snows.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

4 days ago

6 days ago

Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun gun

T’Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.

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About 3:15 p.m. the next day, Herbert went to a store in the 1500 block of North Clybourn Avenue and got into an argument with employees before pulling out a stun gun and threatening them. She then grabbed merchandise and fled, said police.

    Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun-gun
    A 23-year-old woman was charged Saturday with armed robbery after she was accused of holding up at least three stores with a stun gun, Chicago police said. T'Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun-gun

T’Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.

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About 3:15 p.m. the next day, Herbert went to a store in the 1500 block of North Clybourn Avenue and got into an argument with employees before pulling out a stun gun and threatening them. She then grabbed merchandise and fled, said police.

    Woman charged with armed robbery after holding up stores with stun-gun
    A 23-year-old woman was charged Saturday with armed robbery after she was accused of holding up at least three stores with a stun gun, Chicago police said. T'Keyah Herbert of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and retail theft over $300, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 11

Updated Jan 11

Power out in bridgeport

Comed is on the corner of 35th and racine and i heard theres a ladder truck cfd at tripp lite

Anyone know whats up?

Jan 10

Lyft debuting craft beer brand with ride discounts on each can

61-95 E. 25th St.

    Lyft debuting craft beer brand with ride discounts on each can
    CHICAGO -- Lyft is teaming up with a Chicago brewery to roll out a line of easy-drinking craft beer they hope will be the last added to consumers' bar tabs before they pay up and decide how they'll get home.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 08

Updated Jan 10

Republican Election Judges Sought in 3rd Ward

The 3rd Ward Republican Organization is looking for people to serve as election judges for the upcoming primary. If you are interested in serving as an election judge logon to :https://www.chipollworker.com Indicate you want to be a REPUBLICAN judge (Do Not Put Either Party, we will not place you!) and put in your home precinct. The deadline to apply is January 18, 2018.

    Login Page
    login page
    https://www.chipollworker.com
  • Yeah, why would want to place someone who indicates "Either Party"... you might end up with an independent judge rather than a right-wing partisan hack who wants to intimidate voters...

Jan 06

Jan 05

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

2017 State of the South Loop: Highlights

    State of the South Loop: Highlights
    We are pleased to share a summary of the feedback collected from the 2017 State of the South Loop Survey in November. We thank everyone who took the time to respond with their perspectives on life in the South Loop. The information collected from the survey is already being used to inform our 2018 programming calendar.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Jan 05

Jan 03

  • Emerging Readers Ready to Become Fluent!

    Teacher Donley is asking for $581.27:
    My students need a literacy rich environment to better grasp reading skills and become fluent readers using the Educational Insights Hot Dots.
    John B Drake Elementary School Comment

Dec 27

Updated Dec 31

Our Police Stations aren't homeless shelters

Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.

I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper...

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Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.

I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper room is very strong.

We need to pressure our representatives to restore our police stations for the service of policing and move the homeless to shelters or shame obscenely endowed none profit organizations (University of Chicago, Northwestern, Loyola, Depault) to build some new homeless shelters. Depaul University just got the City to build them a very expensive basketball stadium in prime real-estate in the South Loop. The Depaul basketball team hasn't been any good since the late 1970s. The Catholic Church has been really falling down in doing basic charities and now prefers to embrace PC Lib Leftist causes like making Chicago a sanctuary city where the laws against illegal immigration (drug trafficking, people trafficking, sexual slave trafficking) aren't enforced.

But, the key issue here is that we need our 51st street police station back as an effective police station and not a (diseased) homeless shelter.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-englewood-barbie-20171222-story.html

    Feeding the homeless at Club 51: 'They are my friends, I break bread with them'
    Aleta Clark says she was 18 months old when her mom dropped her off at a South Side police station and walked off. Nearly 30 years later, Clark walked into another station on the South Side in February to see a relative and noticed a lobby filled with people seeking shelter from the cold night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • What a bunch of soulless scrooges. What would Jesus do?

  • west bridgeporter just trying to be a good neighbor

    I'm not soulless. I believe in helping the homeless but letting them reside in a police station doesn't provide the services they need.

Dec 31

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

South Loop Lights: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

    South Loop Lights: It's Christmas Time in the City! - Greater South Loop Association
    Chicago is beautiful any time of year, and the Christmas season is no exception. Falling leaves give way to thousands of sparkling lights, and we all do our best to ignore the falling temperatures and enjoy the beautiful decorations of Millennium Park, State Street, and the Magnificent Mile.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 23

Updated Dec 24

Indoor places for family pictures

I'm a stickler for taking family pictures every year, but this year I procrastinated and missed the fall season. Now it's way too cold to take outdoor pictures so I'm thinking this might give us an opportunity to take pictures at a cool location we wouldn't ordinarily use. Any suggestions?

  • Hi. How about Garfield Park Conservatory?

  • Carlos D Butler Husband and Father of 2

    We had a great photo session a few years ago inside the Blackstone Hotel. Lots of interesting spaces.

Dec 21

Updated Dec 22

Santa arrives early with wonder dog SYD

Santa dropped by the house early today to check out the chimney - to make sure he'd fit - and also to drop by and see his favorite canine - SYD - they obviously have a great rapport.

  • (Bow)Wow SYD, you must have been nice and not naughty to score a personal visit from Santa! Peace, love and joy to both of you.

Dec 20

Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction

You may want to pay the 1st installment of your property tax bill before the end of this year for a deduction on your 2017 federal taxes. You may not be able to utilize the deduction in 2018.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/12/prepay-your-property-taxes-for-2017-tax.html

    Prepay your Property Taxes for 2017 Tax Deduction
    With the likely passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it is estimated that the majority of taxpayers who currently itemize their deductions will take the standard deduction for the tax year 2018. The reason for this change will be capping of State and Local Tax and Property tax deductions at $10,000.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Nov 28

Updated Dec 19

Thinking about Moving to 60616

Hi friends...we are thinking about moving from over the river to south of the river....seems like a great - upcoming area. A new Marriott Marquis just went up, a Hilton is in process - and I hope that a grocery, walgreens, etc. are on their way.

Any hints or pointers those of you who live in the area can offer. We don't have a car....so, public transit, walking are our primary modes of getting around....

  • Judy Happy Chicago Resident!

    Hi New Neighbors...thank you for all of your feedback over this last month - we are moving to 60616 - renting at Cermak and Michigan. It is still a developing area - so, shopping and services won't be out my back door as they are in Streeterville. Without a car, I just have to plan better.

    New Question....what ward are we in? I have seen reference to Ward 3and Ward 4 And are there community/civic activities that I can get involved in?

Dec 13

Updated Dec 14

Watch out for guy ring door bell and leave

I live on 29 and Parnell, Some guy (heavy build) ring my door bell and knock on the door. He left when I get to the door and wave bye. I think he is checking if someone was home to break in.

  • could very well be what you think it is.

    be careful and stay vigilant

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Thanks.. knock on my door you can talk to my smith and wesson.....( dogs)

Dec 14

M&J Fdtn. Gave and Gave at Christmas Time

TBT - MJ and I take a photo at the JUMP offices where we recorded his narration track for a video I produced and directed for the M&J Foundation (M&J stood for Michael & Juanita Jordan Charitable Foundation). MJ had a much bigger smile when he took a photo with my son Matt and his buddy Brett Witek, but they didn't make him work like I did.

Dec 11

Updated Dec 13

Jacob Da Builder

R.I.P. to bronzeville's number one home builder.

  • Amen............Huge loss on so many levels, dispelled a lot of misconceptions about "Bronzeville".

Dec 12

Dec 10

Looking for some great holiday gifts for that fantastic neighbor? Doctor? Teacher? Co-worker?

Great holiday specials at Santa Lucia School today from 9am to 1pm. Superior Nut Co. has beautiful packaged items displayed and ready for purchase in Maratea Hall ( the school basement). Great products for baking, cookie containers, hot cocoa and snacks, chocolates, nuts, and gummies! Today is the last weekend day for sales. Last chance for shopping is Tuesday, December 12 from 3pm- 6 pm. Pop on in and check it out!

Dec 09

Neli Vazquez Rowland Announces Run for Congress

Neli Vazquez Rowland is running for Congress. She has 20 years of experience in helping homeless - including homeless VETS - so - please share this because we need more WOMEN in Congress. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu3VpI8nyMo

    Neli4Congress
    Contact us: Campaign@neli4congress.com
    https://www.youtube.com/

Dec 09

Celebrate all over Bronzeville on Saturday December 16th!

Dear Neighbors,

There was a time when there was little to do in Bronzeville - BUT NO More! Every day we read about fun and meaningful events right here in our community. On Saturday December 16th we have THREE Holiday Parties! 6-9 PM @ SIP and Savor Bronzeville on 43rd Street (Bring a toy to benefit the children of black military women) Norm's Bistro (Ebony Lucas' Birthday Party 6-8 PM ($25 cover) and Gallery Guichard from 7-11 PM (Bring a...

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Dear Neighbors,

There was a time when there was little to do in Bronzeville - BUT NO More! Every day we read about fun and meaningful events right here in our community. On Saturday December 16th we have THREE Holiday Parties! 6-9 PM @ SIP and Savor Bronzeville on 43rd Street (Bring a toy to benefit the children of black military women) Norm's Bistro (Ebony Lucas' Birthday Party 6-8 PM ($25 cover) and Gallery Guichard from 7-11 PM (Bring a new coat, hat, scarf or gloves for Woodson school kids in need).

These locations are all in 5 minutes of each other and there's plenty of time between 6-11 PM to eat, drink and be merry with Bronzeville neighbors/friends and support three great causes. See you in Bronzeville!

Dec 07

Santa Event!

Sunday December 17th 2pm to 4pm..at Metropcs 3146 S ashland ave.. 773-823-7072..I am Doing an Event Mainly for kids to take pictures with santa and his elves food will be provided i know alot of people cant afford to take pictures with santa like me so im making this event ...it'll be fun .. also we will be letting customers know about our new promotions and bundles we have in our store.. we have a very friendly and helpful staff if you have any questions even if its not a phone or concern with metropcs we will do our best to answer your questions.. Hope to see everyone at the event...Btw its a free event so please stop by.

Dec 04

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night!

    GSLA Neighborhood Paint Night! - Greater South Loop Association
    We recently hosted a Neighborhood Paint Night at Bottle & Bottega as a fun holiday event and fundraiser for our organization. We really appreciate all who came out to support the GSLA and spend a fun evening in the neighborhood. The GSLA would like to extend an extra special thanks to Lakeside Bank for their sponsorship of this event and...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

Dec 01

Great Place to Get Some Holiday Gifts

Santa Lucia will be holding a baked goods and candy/nut mix sale (items from Superior Nut) in Maratea Hall (school basement). All are welcome to shop around.

Nov 28

Updated Nov 30

Cleaning Person--Bridgeport area of Chicago

Hello Neighbors,

Looking for a reliable cleaning person for our home, every 2 weeks with a strong work ethic and professional. Any suggestions much appreciated.

Thank you!

  • I live in Bridgeport and cleaned for an air b n b for about 1 year contact me betzyg25372@gmail.com

  • Hello Maya,

    I have a FANTASTIC cleaning lady. Feel free to message me (gspags@gmail.com) and I'll provide contact info.

    Suzanne

  • Hi, Maya!

    I can recommend my cleaning person. She comes with references, background check, is very professional and cleans like nobody's business. You can email me for her number nathalyschool@gmail.com

    Best of luck!

    Nat

Nov 29

Jul 13 2016

Updated Nov 28

Ignore these scam artists!

I'm sure a lot of you here have had somebody knock on your door from Direct Energy or some other utility 'representative'. I'm tired of these guys knocking on my door and asking to see a copy of my utility bill. They are a scam company and a quick google search will show you that. I snapped a photo of this clowns ID so you can know NOT to speak to him when he knocks on your door. I hate to do it but I might have put up a 'No Soliciting' sign on my door since these guys seem to show up once every month or two.

  • Okay - I get it. Calling 311 or 911 would not be appropriate. Thank you.

  • Report it at your next CAPS meeting or they have a form on the CPD website where you can report it.

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