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UNITY IN THE CHURCH!!!!!!

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

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find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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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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find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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!!!

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 14

Nine Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants

Oakland Cultural Alliance– Oakland Museum and Garden Preservation. 4116 S. Lake Park Ave.

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Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park– Welcoming Western Entrance Beautification Plan 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

6439 S. Peoria St.

Chicago Public Arts Group (CPAG)– Childhood Is Without Prejudice Mural Restoration 600 W. Cermak Rd.

The Kleo Center– Kleo Barrett Memorial Mural Project, 119 E. Garfield Blvd.

    Nine Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern The South East Chicago Commission (SECC), has, announced nine Community Beautification Projects awarded the 2018 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants. The grant selection committee selected the following community organizations for their community beautification project proposals: 41st & Ellis Block Club- Together We Grown Garden Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park- Welcoming Western ...
    https://hpherald.com

Jan 25 2017

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/

Sep 30 2014

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Support for Southside Dog Parks

Dear Fellow Bronzeville Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown...

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Dear Fellow Bronzeville Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown marion.brown@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreDogBeach
and Bronzeville's Buckthorn Park led by Ephraim Lee xhle@hotmail.com

On a related note; if anyone has any old toys their pup has lost interest in, consider giving them a second life by donating them to one of the dog parks... also any grocery bags for the bag dispensers would also be greatly appreciated.

May 27

Updated Jun 13

Chicago's Gun Control Laws - Not Enforced

Lots of Chicago and National Lib Dems have been virtue signaling over the issue of gun control after yet another terrible schools shooting, mass killing. Former Chicago Public School director and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan (never went to a public school, taught in a public school, sends his children to expensive private school) has called for a national mass walkout of students until strict gun control laws are passed.

But the reality here in our Chicago is that existing...

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Lots of Chicago and National Lib Dems have been virtue signaling over the issue of gun control after yet another terrible schools shooting, mass killing. Former Chicago Public School director and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan (never went to a public school, taught in a public school, sends his children to expensive private school) has called for a national mass walkout of students until strict gun control laws are passed.

But the reality here in our Chicago is that existing gun control laws are often just not enforced.

Take the case of Daryl Williams who was caught with a stolen hand gun that he bought on the street (he admitted that) he was firing off the gun in our street, caught by the cops. But Chicago judge Stephanie Miller - champion of our county's "affordable bail" movement let Williams go free on recognizance bond (not even electric monitoring) and sure enough Williams proceeds to get another illegal hand gun and..... murder someone! This terrible, representable Chicago murder case was not covered by the mainstream media but was covered by the excellent Boys down crime blog CWBChicago

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/prosecutors-murderer-was-free-on.html

    Prosecutors: Gun Offender Was Free On Recognizance Bond When He Got Another Gun And Killed A Man
    When Daryl Williams stepped in front of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller on Wednesday, it wasn't the first time the two had seen each other. Back in November, Miller-a champion of the county's "affordable bail" movement-let Williams go free on a recognizance bond after he was charged with possessing a stolen handgun on the South Side.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • emj1900 bp

    With all the complaints about how lenient on criminals...Remember Preckwinkle got to run again on your vote...and you know darn will Foxx will stay..

    She and Kim Foxx think too many black and brown "thug criminals" are in jail. I guess it makes them both feel like they being picked...

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    With all the complaints about how lenient on criminals...Remember Preckwinkle got to run again on your vote...and you know darn will Foxx will stay..

    She and Kim Foxx think too many black and brown "thug criminals" are in jail. I guess it makes them both feel like they being picked on. BOO HOO! It's the Lawbiding citizens who are being picked on and off. In the era (60-70's) I grew up in, these punks were given 2 choices...JAIL or the ARMY ! Color was not an option.. Judges then, didn't pussyfoot around. But then too, Chicago wasn't out of control either. Old man Daley didn't put up with it PERIOD!..CPD knows there are gang issues... I remember when CPD sat down with these leaders and hashed it out. Seems every punk walking our streets has a gun..

    Preckwinkle and Foxx need to wake up.... And wake up fast. CPD seems to be doing their job at catching these thugs as Preckwinkle and Foxx play their games with releasing them back onto our streets only to commit more crimes...While they both say they are tough on crime.. which is laughable....

  • Why do liberal, left, progressive types, who tout "gun safety", bemoan the cost of incarceration? For the sake of public safety, those are tax dollars well spent. Besides the emotional cost endured, what is the physical cost of funeral related expenses? I'm thinking that the personal loss of a loved one from a repeat offender would change the mindset of those who whine about the cost of putting a criminal behind bars.

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Jun 06

Gunshots around the corner as police investigate West Side homicide: 'These kids ain’t scared of nothing'

...around 5:50 p.m., police said. He was walking down the street in the 700 block of East Oakwood Boulevard when someone fired at him from a black sedan. He was taken to University of...

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Police cars lined the street in the 4700 block of West Congress Parkway in West Garfield Park. A helicopter buzzed overheard.

Around 9:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the head in a backyard on the street, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead on scene. About an hour and a half later, shots were fired about two blocks away at Kilpatrick and Gladys avenues. No one was hit.

...around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said. He was in a home in the 6500 block of South Drexel Avenue when someone knocked on the door and shot him when he answered. He was taken...

Less than half a mile away in the neighboring Ida B. Wells/Darrow Homes neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg around 1:10 p.m. in the 600 block of East 37th Street, police said. He was stabilized at Mercy Hospital.

    Gunshots ring out as police investigate West Side homicide: 'They're not scared of the police'
    As residents of the West Side block watched police work at the scene of a fatal shooting late Tuesday, many heard the seven gunshots from around the corner. About a dozen officers sprinted down the street, and more patrol cars rolled in, people on the block said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 06

Gunshots ring out as police investigate West Side homicide: 'They’re not scared of the police'

Around 5:50 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the arm and grazed in the head in Bronzeville, police said. He was walking down the street in the 700 block of East Oakwood Boulevard when someone fired at him from a black sedan.

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Neighborhood residents watch as police work at the scene of a homicide in the 4700 block of West Congress Parkway on June 5, 2018.

About an hour and a half later, the gunshots rang out about two blocks away from the active crime scene at Kilpatrick and Gladys avenues. No one was hit.

Less than half a mile away in the neighboring Ida B. Wells/Darrow Homes neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg around 1:10 p.m. in the 600 block of East 37th Street, police said.

    Gunshots ring out as police investigate West Side homicide: 'They're not scared of the police'
    As residents of the West Side block watched police work at the scene of a fatal shooting late Tuesday, many heard the seven gunshots from around the corner. About a dozen officers sprinted down the street, and more patrol cars rolled in, people on the block said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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