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Former Illinois football stars share their summer job woes

"I worked down on 39th and Cottage Grove. It was a job I got through the Urban League. It was run by some guy who was a civil rights activist. It was a bunch of paperwork. It was up on the second floor and all he had to drink was hot tea. I still don't know what we did."

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  • Jazzing Up Our Class

    Ms. English is asking for $218.21:
    My students need their new classroom to be new, clean and welcoming.
    Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Comment

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UNITY IN THE CHURCH!!!!!!

Bringing the body of christ all on one accord......

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Jul 09

Heavy on Protest ... Light on Action

As this weekend's anti-violence protest came and went without much of a whimper, I couldn't help but be shocked by some of the talking points and reports coming out of the event.

Among the many "demands" I saw listed: More Economic Development.

"Wait", I thought to myself, "more economic development???"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but these are the same South Side communities currently fighting against the Obama center, correct? These are the same South Side communities who protested the...

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As this weekend's anti-violence protest came and went without much of a whimper, I couldn't help but be shocked by some of the talking points and reports coming out of the event.

Among the many "demands" I saw listed: More Economic Development.

"Wait", I thought to myself, "more economic development???"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but these are the same South Side communities currently fighting against the Obama center, correct? These are the same South Side communities who protested the opening of the new Mariano's, correct? These are the same South Side communities that -- anytime anyone comes along and proposes new development -- they launch into a tirade about "gentrification", "getting pushed out", etc, etc, right?

I don't get ... are they trying to be "ironic" with these demands given most of the pushback for new development(s) comes from within these communities themselves?

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  • Oops! I Forgot!

    Ms. English is asking for $182.99:
    My students need art supplies including crayons and glue for our many projects I have planned for next year!
    Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Comment

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Jun 26

22 Shot In Chicago On Monday, Including 2 Children

• A 45-year-old man was driving near 41st and Langley in the Bronzeville neighborhood around 9:30 a.m., when a shooter walked up and fired several shots. The victim took himself to Mercy Hospital, where he was in good condition.

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

...neighborhood. Police said, at about 10:50 p.m., three people were standing outside near 123rd and Yale, when a 19-year-old man opened fire from a nearby gangway, shooting three people...

A 22-year-old man was found shot in the stomach in an alley near Fillmore and Mayfield in The Island neighborhood on the West Side around 10:35 p.m. He was stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center.

A 30-year-old man was riding a bicycle on the 1100 block of South Independence Boulevard around 9:50 p.m., when someone shot him in the ankle. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.

A 46-year-old man was walking near 75th and Stewart in the Gresham neighborhood around 9:45 p.m., when a shooter approached and shot him in the back. The victim was taken to the hospital in good condition.

...the West Pullman neighborhood. A 46-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle near 133rd and Prairie when a female passenger got into an argument with an unidentified third person, who fired...

At about 6:20 p.m., an 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg while walking to the store near 61st and King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood. Police said he was not the intended target. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

• A 21-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk in the 1300 block of West Lawrence Avenue, when someone rode past on a bicycle and shot him in the back around 6:40 p.m. The victim was in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

...A 23-year-old man was shot in the wrist near 97th and Calumet in the Roseland neighborhood at about 4:30 p.m. The victim took himself to...

• A 25-year-old man was shot in the chest around 4:15 p.m. near 68th and Throop in the West Englewood neighborhood. Police said the circumstances of the shooting were unknown. The victim was in serious condition at Stroger Hospital.

• A 24-year-old man was shot in the knee while standing at 92nd and Dobson in the Burnside neighborhood around 2:15 p.m. Police said he took himself to Roseland Community Hospital.

...A 22-year-old man was walking near 64th and Francisco in the Marquette Park neighborhood around 12:20 a.m., when he was shot in...

    22 Shot In Chicago On Monday, Including 2 Children
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Twenty-two people were shot in Chicago on Monday, including 13 people shot in a span of one hour. Two people were killed, and the surviving victims included an 11-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy. The most recent shooting left one man dead and three other people wounded late Monday night in the West Pullman neighborhood.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 26

14 hours in Chicago: 21 shot, including 2 children

The people were in the park in the 3700 block of South Vincennes Avenue around 10:45 p.m. when they were hit.

A 45-year-old man was shot in the leg around 9:30 a.m. in the 4100 block of South Langley Avenue in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood, police said. He was in good condition at Mercy Hospital.

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The four were outside in the 12300 block of South Yale Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood around 10:50 p.m. when a shooter fired at them from an alley, Chicago police said.

The boy was hit in the lower leg around 6:20 p.m. in the 300 block of East 61st Street in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said.

The day’s first fatal shooting happened around 3 p.m. in the 13300 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Eden Green neighborhood on the Far South Side, authorities said.

A 22-year-old man was found in an alley around 10:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Mayfield Avenue in the Island neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

In the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood, a 30-year-old man was shot while riding a bicycle around 9:50 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Independence Boulevard, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition.

Around 9:45 p.m., a 46-year-old man was shot in the back by a shooter who approached on foot in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

On the North Side, a 21-year-old man was shot in the upper back around 6:40 p.m. in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. He was walking in the 1300 block of West Lawrence Avenue when he was shot by someone on a bicycle. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg and lower back around 5:45 p.m. by someone in an SUV while he was standing in the sidewalk in the 6100 block of South King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center.

...30 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the wrist in the 9700 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. He told police he...

In the South Side’s Englewood neighborhood, a 25-year-old man was shot in the chest around 4:15 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Throop Street. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital but was transferred to Stroger Hospital. Detectives were questioning a person of interest.

Around 2:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the knee in the 9200 block of South Dobson Avenue in the Burnside neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital.

    1 killed, 1 wounded in separate Far South Side shootings
    One man was killed and another wounded in separate gun attacks Monday on the city's Far South Side, according to Chicago police.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 25

Plumber Reccomendations

Hi neighbors! Our sink in our Kenwood condo has become separated from the counter top and now we have a bit of a leak under the sink as well. We are looking for a good plumber that services the area. I know I could call roto-rooter, but I always find them impersonal and very expensive. I think the leak is causing a severe buckling in our kitchen laminate floors as well, so flooring professional recommendations are also appreciated!!!

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Jun 24

llustrated Map of Bronzeville and its Historic Sites!

I grabbed this at a festival today. Order one for yourself at joemills.com.

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Jun 23

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE SINGLE GANG METER BOX WITH A TWO GANG METER BOX AND INSTALL A 100 AMP SERVICE.LEON ALFORD OWNERSHAWN SUB CONTRACTOR

    813 E. Bowen Ave. Issued June 21, 2018 Comment

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  • Literacy For All

    Ms. O'Doherty is asking for $359.95:
    My students need Storyworks in order to engage them in nonfiction reading.
    Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy Comment

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Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Dog Park Article in South Side Weekly

If you haven't seen it, the South Side Weekly did a nice write-up about efforts in Bronzeville to bring more dog parks to the South Side.

http://southsideweekly.com/barcing-up-the-right-tree/

    BARCing up the Right Tree
    Dogs on the South Side shouldn't need to drive all over the city to get out more and exercise." When Benjamin Gerhold tells me this in an email, it makes for a funny image-a poodle in a coupe, perhaps-but it strikes upon an issue that has long gone unaddressed.
    http://southsideweekly.com

Feb 09 2017

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Dog Park "Fun"raiser this Sunday

Just a friendly reminder that the BARC Bronzeville Dog Park "Fun"raiser is this Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 at DoGone Fun in the South Loop.

A few logistical things if you are planning on attending....parking is free on Sundays on the street around DoGone Fun. They also have a small parking lot that will fill up quickly.

We can take cash, credit, or debit at the door. Money goes towards covering the forming of our 501c3, costs for the event, and working towards the new dog park.

If you cannot make the event but would like to donate you can do so through the EventBrite page linked below.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogone-fun-tickets-31886959755

    DoGone Fun!
    Please join us for a "Fun"raiser at DoGone Fun! There will be treats for people and dogs, and this will be a great opportunity for everyone to socialize and generate even more positive energy for our dog park! A few important details about our "Fun"raiser.
    http://eventbrite.com
  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    We have an attorney and account who volunteer as advisors to our Board.. Lots of animal lovers out there. May be worth checking around for the same. Lots of regulations to follow!

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    This old post comes up in Google search for Bronzeville Dog Park, so if you happen to stumble onto this post and want to learn more, check out this website:

    http://www.barcparks.org/

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