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Jun 16

Workshop: Playing with Rescued Dogs

This summer, help children learn to enjoy dogs, treat animals kind, and approach dogs safely! Attend a small one on one workshop for children and adults to understand dogs better at Urban Art Retreat garden. Meet our friendly rescued dogs and have fun! Play in the garden, teach the dogs commands, feed them doggie biscuits, and wade in the pool! contact@urbanartretreat.com Register for a day that you can make it to a free workshop!

Jun 16

Safe Space Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or...

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Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or mural art). Also, some gardening & an art project. We will water plants & paint!
Let us know when you would like to visit.

Your group can make an appointment for a Field Trip to visit our site for a Summer Day at Urban Art Retreat. Send us an email at contact@urbanartretreat.com

Jun 16

Chicago Cares to kick off 25th Annual Serve-a-thon

-Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (check-in and celebrations)-Little Village High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (volunteer location)-Steinmetz College Prep High School, 3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (volunteer location)

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-Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (check-in and celebrations)-Little Village High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (volunteer location)-Steinmetz College Prep High School, 3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (volunteer location)

-Daley Plaza 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 (check-in and celebrations)-Little Village High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (volunteer location)-Steinmetz College Prep High School, 3030 N Mobile Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 (volunteer location)

    Chicago Cares to kick off 25th Annual Serve-a-thon
    Chicago Cares will kick off its 25th Annual Serve-a-thon June 23. Jenné Myers, President and CEO of Chicago Cares, visited ABC7 Chicago to talk about the upcoming Serve-a-thon and the organization's work throughout the city. Chicago Cares has been active in Chicago since 1991. Event: Chicago Cares 25th Annual Serve-a-thonWhen: Saturday, June 23, 2018Hours: 7:30 a.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jun 14

Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

4247 W. 31st Street

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    Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools
    Mather High School Pool Indoor Pool5835 N. Lincoln Avenue(773) 534-2412 Website Amundsen High School Pool Indoor Pool5110 N. Damen Avenue(773) 534-2425 Pool Website Winnemac Park Website Uplift High School Pool Indoor Pool900 W. Wilson Avenue(312) 742-7709 Pool Website Clarendon Park Website Wrightwood Pool Outdoor Pool2534 N.
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Man convicted in 2013 Little Village slaying during violent Father's Day weekend

Torres, of the 3000 block of South Kenneth Avenue, faced charges connected to the June 2013 shooting death of Ricardo Herrera, authorities said.

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Authorities linked Torres--who had only a minor criminal record at the time--to the June, 15, 2013 attack in which a gunman came out of a gangway and opened fire on Herrera as he spoke with two other people in the 2500 block of South Ridgeway Avenue.

    Man convicted in 2013 Little Village slaying during violent Father's Day weekend
    A jury on Monday convicted a Little Village man in the 2013 shooting death of a 21-year-old man during a violent Father's Day weekend. Cesar Torres, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in a trial before Associate Judge Alfredo Maldonado at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 11

Man convicted in 2013 Little Village slaying

Torres, of the 3000 block of South Kenneth Avenue, faced charges connected to the June 2013 shooting death of Ricardo Herrera, authorities said.

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Authorities linked Torres--who had only a minor criminal record at the time--to the June, 15, 2013 attack in which a gunman came out of a gangway and opened fire on Herrera as he spoke with two other people in the 2500 block of South Ridgeway Avenue.

    Man convicted in 2013 Little Village slaying during violent Father's Day weekend
    A jury on Monday convicted a Little Village man in the 2013 shooting death of a 21-year-old man during a violent Father's Day weekend. Cesar Torres, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in a trial before Associate Judge Alfredo Maldonado at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Celebrate Chicago Pride all June at these events

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3656 N. Halsted St., 773-472-6469

5200 N. Clark St., 773-728-2995

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1501 N. Kingsbury St., 312-929-2401

5233 N. Clark St., 773-769-9299

4147 N. Broadway St., 800-737-0984

3868 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-880-5044

954 W. Belmont Ave., 773-348-4975

111 W. Grand Ave., 312-565-6500

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Broadway and Montrose Ave., 773-348-8243.

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    Celebrate Chicago Pride all June at these events
    Chicago Pride is way more than just the parade on June 24. Throughout the month of June, there are a slew of ways to honor the city's LGBT community, including parties, comedy events, live music and educational opportunities. So get out there and show your pride.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 06

About Discrimination!

We are presenting an exhibit- “About Discrimination".
The Liz Long gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623 is displaying materials to increase awareness of discrimination and the ism's.
This is an excellent opportunity for a discussion on Discrimination. Any group that schedules an appt. to visit can ask for a facilitated discussion. We will provide this for free.
People can view the display on Saturdays between 1-4p.m. during June or email us to ask for a special showing for themselves and/or their group.
The exhibit is on display through June 30.
ask about free group activities throughout summer including Aug 25 Youth Art Fest in Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.

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Three killed in Thursday, Friday morning shootings

A man was shot about 4:12 p.m. in the 4300 block of West 30th Street in Little Village. The man was in a garage when the shooter aproached, asked him...

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...apartment building where a man was fatally shot about 2 a.m. Friday in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Ida B. Wells/Darrow Homes neighborhood within Bronzeville. Police said the man was...

A 25-year-old man, identified as Tyree L. Davis, of the 1900 block of South Trumbull Avenue, was shot and killed Thursday night in Lawndale near the northeast corner of Franklin Park...

...man just before 9 p.m. while he was sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said. Davis was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at...

The man, identified as Terrance Cox, 28, of the 3600 block of West Madison Street, was shot in the back and abdomen a little after 5:30 p.m. in...

...shot in the back and abdomen a little after 5:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Mason Avenue and taken by ambulance to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Police did not...

...sedan drove up alongside the man shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the 4800 block of West Washington Boulevard and someone inside started shooting, hitting the man in the chest, police said. No one...

An 18-year-old man was grazed in the hand shortly before 8:25 p.m. while standing in the 3400 block of West Carroll Avenue in East Garfield Park and taken to Norweigian Hospital, where he’s in good condition, police said.

...man was grazed in the head about 6:05 p.m. while walking in the 900 block of North Hamlin Avenue in Humboldt Park, police said. He was standing near a group of males when shots...

A 53-year-old man was shot in his right side about 9:40 p.m. Thursday while he was outside drinking in an alley in the 11500 block of South Ashland Avenue in Morgan Park, police said. He was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was considered stable.

...old woman was shot in the eye about 9:58 p.m. Thursday in the 5100 block of South Wabash Avenue in Washington Park after an altercation escalated into a male taking out a handgun and...

...year-old man was shot in the leg about 11:15 p.m. in the 5600 block of North Rockwell Street in the Arcadia Terrace neighborhood. Police said the teen was standing outside in an alley...

...his legs while sitting inside a vehicle about 1:25 a.m. Friday in the 4500 block of West 66th Place in West Lawn. An unknown shooter fired into the vehicle, and the man sustained two...

    Three killed in Thursday, Friday morning shootings
    Three men were killed and eight people injured in shootings Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning in Chicago. White evidence markers scattered in the wind outside a high-rise apartment building where a man was fatally shot about 2 a.m. Friday in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Ida B.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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May 18

Two killed in Thursday shootings

A man was shot about 4:12 p.m. in the 4300 block of West 30th Street in Little Village. The man was in a garage when the shooter aproached, asked him...

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A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night in Lawndale. An unknown person shot the man just before 9 p.m. while he was sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

...shot in the back and abdomen a little after 5:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Mason Avenue and taken by ambulance to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Police did not...

...sedan drove up alongside the man shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the 4800 block of West Washington Boulevard and someone inside started shooting, hitting the man in the chest, police said. No one...

An 18-year-old man was grazed in the hand shortly before 8:25 p.m. while standing in the 3400 block of West Carroll Avenue in East Garfield Park and taken to Norweigian Hospital, where he’s in good condition, police said.

...man was grazed in the head about 6:05 p.m. while walking in the 900 block of North Hamlin Avenue in Humboldt Park, police said. He was standing near a group of males when shots...

    Two killed in Thursday shootings
    Two men were killed and four people injured in shootings Thursday in Chicago. A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night in Lawndale. An unknown person shot the man just before 9 p.m. while he was sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 18

Two killed in Thursday shootings

A man was shot about 4:12 p.m. in the 4300 block of West 30th Street in Little Village. The man was in a garage when the shooter aproached, asked him...

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A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night in Lawndale. An unknown person shot the man just before 9 p.m. while he was sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

...shot in the back and abdomen a little after 5:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Mason Avenue and taken by ambulance to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said. Police did not...

...sedan drove up alongside the man shortly before 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the 4800 block of West Washington Boulevard and someone inside started shooting, hitting the man in the chest, police said. No one...

An 18-year-old man was grazed in the hand shortly before 8:25 p.m. while standing in the 3400 block of West Carroll Avenue in East Garfield Park and taken to Norweigian Hospital, where he’s in good condition, police said.

...man was grazed in the head about 6:05 p.m. while walking in the 900 block of North Hamlin Avenue in Humboldt Park, police said. He was standing near a group of males when shots...

    Two killed in Thursday shootings
    Two men were killed and four people injured in shootings Thursday in Chicago. A 25-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday night in Lawndale. An unknown person shot the man just before 9 p.m. while he was sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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