22 hours ago

3 days ago

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...

Read full message…

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)

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

-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 11

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.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

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.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

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 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.

Jun 05

Jun 03

May 31

May 25

May 23

May 18

Updated May 19

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...

This article has 12 other Chicago locations (Show)

...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

  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    "...as well as many residents not getting involved in real community participation until it affects their block or alley and their and their friends' and family's personal safety"

    That's part of the problem: EveryBlock won't allow discussion of any subject that doesn't fit into the LOCAL community, Comments are deleted as being "off topic" or "not considered local news."

    Don't look at the outside world, until it comes and affects you.

  • Constitutionally enshrined rights trump feelings.

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

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...

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

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...

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

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 16

Pick Up Litter Day! Join Us!

We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for...

Read full message…

We provide a safe, positive place for youth & adults to come to this summer & have activities to do. Youth & adults can hang out, have fun, contribute in a positive way to the community, & learn about social justice issues. Youth & adults will participate in discussions about how to prevent violence, & learn about conflict resolution. We will have presenters come to talk about important issues & what we can do to make a better community for ourselves & our families. Youth & adults will create an outdoor sculpture in the peace park for posterity. Weekly art-making projects will take place to help people express themselves about their lives, their families, & about issues of violence. We will have gardening, community service, carpentry projects, cement projects, sign making, lots of art projects, & much more. Relax & enjoy nature with Urban Art Retreat. Saturdays 1-4, Mondays 1-4 , Wednesdays 1-4 by RSVP only. contact@urbanartretreat.com

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://urbanartretreat.com

May 12

Alderman Cardenas's Year in Review

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

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

May 10

May 09

May 05

Gallery offering representation to artists now!

Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink...

Read full message…

Dear Artist, Submit art for consideration in our gallery. Artists follow guidelines on our website. www.urbanartretreat.com We keep gallery work manageable, and do not charge fees to artists.
An update: this past fall, a number of artists started meeting about organizing an Artists Network under the umbrella of CUARC newest community art program- Artists Peace Hub. It is a way to help our neighborhood grow & develop in a positively. We are helping a business district develop around Kedzie pink line stop. This district would have an emphasis on the arts.
First we plan to develop North Lawndale Area Artists Network for artists from this area & beyond. A core group of artists from North Lawndale area plus other artists are looking at possible space for a cooperative art gallery/cafe/youth art program. We have a building in mind. Also, we begin by offering benefits & responsibilities for artists who are interested in becoming a part of the program.
One benefit for artists: The gallery that Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center has on our current site- Liz Long Gallery, will begin in July 2018 through December 2018 showing group shows of their art. This will be a way to work together, get to know each other. These shows will be for artists who are involved in this project. Gallery needs your applications now to be included. contact@urbanartretreat.com
The last art show to take place in the gallery before this change takes place is on the theme: "About Discrimination". If you have art on the theme "About Discrimination", would like your art included for the month of June 2018, follow guidelines on website (art to arrive at gallery between May 28 - May 30, 2018) Please include your full name and complete street address. thank you, Dianna C. Long, curator

    Chicago Urban Art Retreat :: Home
    We have lots more news & updates. Check out all we have to offer by clicking the link below. Do you think you would like to help us get the word out about our Peace Parks Project?
    http://www.urbanartretreat.com

May 05

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF CERT COMM. - EXISTING AND PLANNED OCCUPANCY G2 INDUSTRIAL MODERATE HAZARD - PARTIAL FIRST FLOOR: INSTALL WIRE MESH CAGE TO ENCLOSE AND PROTECT BUILDING ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR EQUIPMENT PER ATTACHED PLANS.

    2816 S. Kilbourn Ave. Issued May 3, 2018 Comment

About

EveryBlock collects 22 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 4400-4429 W. 30th St.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Niko Roussos Rebecca Sheaira Airian McDuffy Celestino Shinn Tamaria Thomas Tonia Tolbert Calvin Howard Rayshun Clay Lisa

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

4400-4429 W. 30th St.