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Spend Where You Live

I am proposing to Bronzeville residents that for one day out of the week we spend in our community as not only a way to demonstrate our purchasing power, but to contribute to the growth of home buisnesses who thought enough of us to invest with us.

  • We need to start the conversation, reestablishing our community becomes more paramount each day. It seems our welcome has worn out and our dollars are not welcome in certain areas. The answer and only answer is get OUR community back.

  • We are being judged not by the content of our character but by the color of our skin, the time is long past that we readdress establishing our community for our own welfare and salvation and financial growth. Once we start funneling our dollars here in Bronzeville and other predominately African American businesses then we become less dependent and start the process of Wealth building right here.

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Updated Apr 16

Car Crashes Into Multiple Parked cars on S Indiana

A car crashed into multiple parked cars around 1 am last night on S Indiana, between 44th & 45th. I heard the sound of the crash but it took a few minutes to realize what had happened. 2 occupants of the car were arguing loudly. Police were called and showed up in 5 minutes. If you live on this block, you might want to check your car!

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Thank you for being informative. I do not live over these but it is good to know that conscientious neighbors are in my area.

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Free Trees!

Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

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Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

It takes time for requests to get fulfilled. My request took a couple of years before I got a call and something happened.

When I talked to one of the guys who runs tree planting for the city he said they plant trees based on demand. If no requests are made, no trees get planted. Be specific with your requests. For example, one tree at the curb outside XXXX S Calumet. The number of trees the city plants depends on the budget for the year. If the budget doesn’t cover the full list for the city (typical), then the list rolls over to the next year.

If you have space for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands:

https://openlands.org/trees/treeplanters-grants/

They will plant on city public land. Public land is considered to be the parkways between the curb and the sidewalk in front of residential houses, CPS school property, and some vacant lots. You need to organize a group of volunteers to help with planting. For example, neighbors, school group, church group, block club, etc.

Last Fall our group of neighbors planted 40 trees on two blocks in the neighborhood. It was a nice neighborhood event and a great way to fill in empty spots along the street that were missing trees.

Make the South Side even more beautiful!

    City of Chicago :: 311 City Services
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

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Shots fired?

Did anyone else just hear a series of 3 shots fired about 5-10 minutes ago between 40th and 41st and Ellis?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I am once again protesting Everyblock's increasing censorship of perfectly legal, positive posts. I posted a link to the tragic shooting of an unarmed Black AA man in Sacramento CA and noted that it looked like the police acted improperly. I linked to a very positive informational video from FlexYourRights.org...

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    I am once again protesting Everyblock's increasing censorship of perfectly legal, positive posts. I posted a link to the tragic shooting of an unarmed Black AA man in Sacramento CA and noted that it looked like the police acted improperly. I linked to a very positive informational video from FlexYourRights.org providing very practical advice how to avoid and survive hostile police encounters. I also linked to the City Hall protest where the deceased brothers and others through temper tantrums and behaved in inappropriate ways that discredited their legitimate grievances. Why was this censored? This censorship seems to me the same as when Everyblock censored my comments noting that some Simeon High School students ransacked the local Wall Mart in the national walk out protests over gun violence. What happened to our 1st Amendment rights to just suggest that our young people should not riot, loot stores and should try to avoid hostile police encounters by acting in a calm and reasonable way? Do we want our young people to riot - engage in behavior that will lead to very dangerous encounters with police or armed citizens? What's going on?

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Updated Mar 23

Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

4259 S. Berkley Ave.

1099 E. Oakwood Blvd.

This article has 27 other Chicago locations (Show)

Columbus Drive and Monroe Street 312-904-9814

601 W. Montrose Ave.

1650 N. Stockton Drive

6300 S. Lake Shore Drive 847-648-8843

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

1000 W. Fulton Market

2430 N. Cannon Drive 617-312-6268

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

1841 Sheridan Road, Evanston 704-654-5611

Balbo and Columbus drives

1060 W. Addison St.

1301 N. Humboldt Drive

337 E. Randolph St.

9625 S. Longwood Drive

2601 N. Cannon Drive

300 W. Wellington Ave.

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

200 E. Balbo Drive

Stockton and LaSalle drives

6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

1501 S. Lake Shore Drive

5700 S. Narragansett Ave.

Columbus Drive and Monroe Street (half-marathon and 10K) or Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive (5K)

1621 W. Wabansia Ave.

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Columbus and Jackson drives

    Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season
    Spring is here, which means it's time to lace up your running shoes and support your favorite cause while putting your personal record to the test at one of Chicago's many races. We've rounded up 60 runs from March through October.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • headsup not available

    anyone know about LaFonda? Is it closing for good or moving? I always enjoyed this restaurant - it was a great addition to the many excellent restaurants in Edgewater.

Mar 23

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    MODIFYING EXISTING WIRELESS INSTALLATION: REMOVE 3 SPRINT NV ANTENNAS, INSTALL 3 TRIBAND ANTENNAS, 3 800 MHZ RRHS, 3 2500 MHZ RRHS, 1 HYBRID CABLE

    3983 S. Lake Park Ave. Issued March 20, 2018 Comment

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Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

4259 S. Berkley Ave.

1099 E. Oakwood Blvd.

This article has 27 other Chicago locations (Show)

Columbus Drive and Monroe Street 312-904-9814

601 W. Montrose Ave.

1650 N. Stockton Drive

6300 S. Lake Shore Drive 847-648-8843

2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

1000 W. Fulton Market

2430 N. Cannon Drive 617-312-6268

6950 N. Hiawatha Ave.

4550 N. Hermitage Ave.

1841 Sheridan Road, Evanston 704-654-5611

Balbo and Columbus drives

1060 W. Addison St.

1301 N. Humboldt Drive

337 E. Randolph St.

9625 S. Longwood Drive

2601 N. Cannon Drive

300 W. Wellington Ave.

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

200 E. Balbo Drive

Stockton and LaSalle drives

6743 S. Kedzie Ave.

1501 S. Lake Shore Drive

5700 S. Narragansett Ave.

Columbus Drive and Monroe Street (half-marathon and 10K) or Columbus Drive and Jackson Drive (5K)

1621 W. Wabansia Ave.

5800 N. Ravenswood Ave.

Columbus and Jackson drives

    Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season
    Spring is here, which means it's time to lace up your running shoes and support your favorite cause while putting your personal record to the test at one of Chicago's many races. We've rounded up 60 runs from March through October.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR RENOVATION OF EXISTING 3 STORY 3 D.U. BUILDING. - TYPE 4-A CONSTRUCTION. NO EXTERIOR WORK OR WINDOW REPLACEMENT ALLOWED WITH THIS PERMIT.

    3980 S. Lake Park Ave. Issued March 19, 2018 Comment

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  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    2017 Fire Service Upgrade Mandate On Two (2) 2500lb.cap, 200 FPM, 9-Floors, Geared Traction Passenger Elevator. Pursuant To The Scope Of Work Submitted. 209665

    1061 E. 41st Pl. Issued March 14, 2018 Comment

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Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com is at South b...

Last night at SXSW, we met up with homesick Philadelphians and gave them a taste of Philly. Here is a sneak peek of our guest speaker, Najee Goode of the Philadelphia Eagles, talking about what makes our city so special. [🎥: Christina Cassidy]

    Philadelphia -- visitphilly.com
    Last night at SXSW, we met up with homesick Philadelphians and gave them a taste of Philly. Here is a sneak peek of our guest speaker, Najee Goode of the Philadelphia Eagles, talking about what makes...
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Updated Mar 09

Censorship on Everyblock - Common Sense Education/cultural reforms are needed

I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the...

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I am making a complaint about censorship on Everyblock. I made an intelligent post opposing the worst forms of Rap music in the Chicago Public Schools and on Grammy and other awards shows. I advocating teaching our young people time tested standards of decency, promoting traditional education and positive music and culture.

Pretty much every successful adult I meet of all racial and ethnic groups agrees with these positions, and yet we are the ones who are censored, not the worst, most violent, hateful rap "Musicians".

This #*$&*# isn't even music as few rap "musicians" know how to play instruments or read music.

I'll support any Christian pastor, ex military veteran, grandmother from the South anybody that can step in and give our young people some positive direction in life - Catholic Nuns used to wash students mouths out with soap for using the vile language I hear in almost every single rap song - and this music seems to be infecting every part of society. When will it end? How long to the Bubonic plague in Europe last?

  • @jaye - Are you saying there's a radical Islamic serial killer on the loose killing gay people? I'm not at all saying you're wrong, just asking for your evidence? If he/they were truly Islamic radicals, I'd imagine they'd do something similar to the Pulse nightclub incident ... not running around in the shadows like they're Jack the Ripper.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    No this Islamic serial killer has been arrested. I just wanted to notified Gay people in Boystown should be alerted.

Feb 23

Updated Mar 08

Prayer in Schools

Bring prayer back into our schools not guns. Yes and Amen!

  • That's great, and I'm happy for you that it's something you're excited about. And as long as it stays in your private church and out of our public schools, you and I are as kosher as a couple of hotdogs.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    agenaaw, a new twist to an old fairytale. That'll draw in the crowds that have abandoned organized religion.

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