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Updated 3 hours ago

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.
    http://madamenoire.com
  • I shouldn't be shocked by the level of ignorance and bigotry displayed by the original poster.

    Thank you @Zan and others for shedding the truth on the matter. If I had been the original poster, I would have at least done some cursory research on Google before displaying such ignorance...

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    I shouldn't be shocked by the level of ignorance and bigotry displayed by the original poster.

    Thank you @Zan and others for shedding the truth on the matter. If I had been the original poster, I would have at least done some cursory research on Google before displaying such ignorance on a public forum. That way the poster would have known Chance is not a "gangster rapper" and if s/he had gone past page one of the search results they would know rap/hip hop culture is complex and varied and so-called gangster rap is one small part of it. Also, the idea that he should dress differently or use his given name in order to speak up for what's going on in his community just smacks of classism. On one hand the poster wants to condemn an entire genre of music s/he clearly knows nothing about for "promoting violence" but then he wants to sit on his computer and criticize a rapper who's trying to have a dialogue with community leaders about education. He could be partying in Ibiza or polishing his Grammy, but he chose to try and make his community better for average citizens. I don't see the Taylor Swifts or Justin Biebers of the world doing anything close.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    What's needed here is some Chicago music visionary like Detroit "Motown's" greatest ever music visionary Barry Gordy.

    Barry Gordy envisioned a Black AA form of popular music that would appeal to all Americans - that would be authentic, Black AA soulful music, but also have great crossover appeal to middle...

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    What's needed here is some Chicago music visionary like Detroit "Motown's" greatest ever music visionary Barry Gordy.

    Barry Gordy envisioned a Black AA form of popular music that would appeal to all Americans - that would be authentic, Black AA soulful music, but also have great crossover appeal to middle Americans - something that wasn't "good 2shoes" syrupy but also wasn't vulgar or promoted criminality.

    Barry Gordy and Motown had "finishing schools" that would teach talented young artists how to dress better, social manners that sort of thing.

    And Barry Gordy hired talented musicians - ie real musicians that played real instruments that performed class lyrics with chorus - songs were about every day life, love, romance but also had some serious urban themes - like in the Temptations "Run away Child Runner wild", "Poppa Was a Rolling Stone".

    Why can't some similar Chicago based music visionary do something similar with the likes of "Chance the Rapper"? Maybe clean him up a bit, teach him how to dress in a hip but fashionable manner - get some back up musicians that play real instruments, hire some song writers like former Commodore singer/song writer - Lionel Ritchie.

    Do people here know that the great Lionel Ritchie has been forced to write Country Music songs these last 20 years?! That's how bad the Black AA popular music scene has deteriorated.

    "Bad" does not mean "Good".

12 hours ago

Men in skeleton masks linked to 5 Bronzeville robberies

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. 

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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

6 days ago

Updated 41 hours 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 :)

2 days ago

    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.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

2 days ago

    Why We Love Good Guys
    Not long ago while going through some old photos and memorabilia, I found a press clipping from the Chicago Daily News - a newspaper that folded years ago. The story described how a fireman ran into a burning building an saved three small children. The kids were living in a building in a poverty stricken...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

Nov 09

Updated 3 days ago

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...

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4 days ago

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.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

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.
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

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...
    https://greatersouthloop.org

6 days ago

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
Two...

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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.

    Homepage
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    http://thenearsouthplanningboard.org

Nov 06

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......
    https://greatersouthloop.org

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

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

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

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 01

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Where comedians put there skills to the test after indulging in a few delicious brews from Motor Row Brewing. The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
More info at: mrandmrssmithcomedy.com

Nov 01

Oct 30

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

Confessions of a Condo Board member….

    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 [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

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Oct 25

How to Check if you are Entitled to a Red-Light Camera Ticket Refund

You may be entitled to a refund from the City of Chicago red-light camera settlement. Here is how you can check online to see if you qualify to receive a refund or have your violation debt forgiven.

https://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com/2017/10/check-to-see-if-you-are-entitled-to-red.html

    Check to See if you are Entitled to a Red Light Camera Refund
    As many drivers in and around the City of Chicago know, red-light cameras have been installed on many of the intersections we navigate. Unfortunately, many of us know all too well of how they work as you may have received a violation notice in the mail sometime soon after seeing the flash of the camera as you went through an intersection.
    http://illinoisestateplanning.blogspot.com

Oct 24

Attention ALL RUNNERS

If any runs on Oakwood Blvd. and has lost a Fitbit, I found it. Please contact me here and we can arrange its return.

Oct 20

Oct 18

Exec. Producer of Weigel Sports - at IL Media School today at 1:30 p.m.

Today at the IL Media School - vocational college in south Loop - 530 S. State St. - Fred Weintraub (a seasoned Emmy award winning sports producer) will be meeting with students studying broadcast media arts at the campus. The public is invited.

Oct 16

Updated Oct 18

Contractor

I need a RELIABLE contractor to replace the floor under my toilet and reset the toilet. I have other work to be done, but I need this immediately. Thanks for your help.

  • Peace and Good morning, I have a client who is an independent contractor and I've seen his work and I stand by his character and his work.. Demitrius Windham 708 417 4177. Referred by Rhamell

  • Pierre: We just had Robin post this in response to a request for a handyperson in Bronzeville:

    Robin in WRP Our family business is AIK Restoration & Repair. For scheduling, please send an email to aikrandr@yahoo.com. https://www.yelp.com/biz/aik-restoration-and-repair-chicago?sort_by=rating_desc

    Since Robin is a frequent EB poster, I would give the family business a call.

    Hope that this helps.

Oct 18

Oct 14

Updated Oct 17

Bronzeville Handyman?

Hi!

Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable, reasonably priced handyman for small household repairs?

Thank you!

Oct 10

Updated Oct 16

This is Your Brain on Beer Comedy Show!

Stand up Comedy is a hard craft to hone. It takes years of refinement and dedication. Let's see how that holds up when each comic gets to do two sets: a dry set and the other on the juice! The stakes are high when the audience chooses who's skills held up the best!
Hosted by: Ramon Smith and Leah Eva
Tickets at: mranmrssmithcomedy.com

Oct 16

Oct 14

Updated Oct 15

Fall Lawn and Garden Clean-ups and Snow Removal

Dear Neighbors:

My husband scheduled Panama yesterday. Although summer and fall weather was beautiful, it’s time to clean out gardens/side lots, trim the bushes back and aerate the lawns in preparation for winter. For years we have used Panama Maintenance 773-967-8343 because they are in our community all the time, they’re honest and do a great job at a fair price. Panama also does snow removal in the winter. Call Panama to get on his schedule early for fall cleanups, snow removal and other services.

  • Ruby in Bronzeville Engaged neighborhood advocate

    E.J., Panama is black and a black owned locally run business. You may see his white truck, trailers and equipment all over the Southside of town.

    Leonard, for handyman services we use Shelley Odell 773.407.2346 he is honest, competent, fair and reliable. He lives in the community and is also black.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    For the record, I am Happy to have good and honest people working at my house regardless of ethnicity or background . It's hard to find that in my experience.

Oct 14

BIBO AWARDS will be telecast on CAN-TV-19 four times in October.

10/17/17 at 8:00 p.m.
10/18/17 at 3:00 p.m.
10/26/17 at 7:30 p.m.
10/27/17 at 2:30 p.m.

If you're not familiar with BIBO (Beautiy In Beauty Out) Awards - this 501c honors outstanding women who give back to their community. Traci S. Campbell is the founder.
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=MBefJfzKbkQ

Oct 10

Updated Oct 11

Man found in closet between 7500-7600 king drive

Does anyone know how I can find the news story on this article above

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    Check with your CAPS facilitator

Oct 10

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REMOVE EXISTING ELECTRIC CONDUIT AND RECEPTACLES IN DEMO WALL. REROUTE AND INSTALL ACCORDING TO CHICAGO ELECTRIC CODE.

    2519 S. Calumet Ave. Issued October 7, 2017 Comment

Oct 09

Caps Meetings every 2 Wednesday

Beats 213-215-224
Caps Meeting
Wednesday 10.11.2017
4058 S. Michigan
6:30p.m. til 7:30p.m

Oct 08

Updated Oct 09

GSLA Board of Directors 2017-18

GSLA Board of Directors 2017-18

    GSLA Board of Directors 2017-18 - Greater South Loop Association
    The board of directors of the Greater South Loop Association received nominating petitions for the board of directors and held its annual election on Saturday, October 7, 2017. From Cristina Hall, incoming President: As the incoming President of the Greater South Loop Association, I'd like to offer a HUGE thank you to Deb Soehlig, our [...]
    http://greatersouthloop.org

  • Mark Kieras Prairie District Resident

    Agree.....Deb has done a wonderful job over the years. The organizations success and focus owes a great debt to her efforts. As a side note Cristina will do a great job taking over the reigns based on what I've seen. The organization is in good hands :)

Oct 06

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Oct 04

Neli Vazquez Rowland - advocate for homeless honored by BIBO AWARDS.

Neli Vazquez Rowland is President of A Safe Haven Foundation, that since 1994 has helped over 100,000 people change their lives and become contributing members of society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=sD7Nqw9JnPk

    BIBO AWARDS PURPLE CARPET INTRV OF NELI VAZQUEZ
    Neli Vazquez Rowland is President of A Safe Haven Foundation, that since 1994 has helped over 100,000 people change their lives and become contributing members of society.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Oct 03

Oct 01

Savagly Beaten By Her Spouse - She Fought Back - BIBO Awards Honoree

Payal Patel interviews Yolanda Carter, a 2017 BIBO AWARDS Honoree about her story. Yolanda thought she was in a happy relationship. That changed in March of last year when she became a victim of spousal abuse. The pain and damage, the multiple surgeries needed, and the ongoing push forward to recover, led her to reveal her story and to share with other women, the obvious signs of domestic violence, and get them to walk through the darkness of the moment and back into the light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjl2zamB8c

    BIBO HONOREE YOLANDA CARTER
    Payal Patel interviews Yolanda Carter, a 2017 BIBO AWARDS Honoree about her story. Yolanda thought she was in a happy relationship. That changed in March of last year when she became a victim of spousal abuse.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Oct 01

Elaine Silets - Recognized by BIBO Awards.

This woman keeps on going and going and going - great entrepreneur honored by 2017 @BIBOAwards AWARDS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t-zLzAUqyc

    BIBO HONOREE ELAINE SILETS
    Payal Patel interviews Elaine Silets, a 2017 BIBO AWARD LEGACY OF BEAUTY HONOREE who is an internationally recognized designer and manufacturer of Model Railroads & Garden Railways. Her company "Huff & Puff Industries Ltd." has been in business for more than 20 years.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Oct 01

A Young Homeless Mom Now is Advocate for Adolescent Mothers.

Payal Patel interviews Lillian Harris, a 2017 BIBO AWARD HONOREE who beat the odds by getting an education while homeless and pregnant. She received her B.A. in social work and then a Masters from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Lillian founded Advocates for Adolescent Mothers to make sure other young women got a fighting chance to obtain a college degree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZDtJoYxANE

    BIBO HONOREE LILLIAN HARRIS
    Payal Patel interviews Lillian Harris, a 2017 BIBO AWARD HONOREE who beat the odds by getting an education while homeless and pregnant. She received her B.A. in social work and then a Masters from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
    https://www.youtube.com/

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