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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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING BUILDING USE, ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND OCCUPANCY CLASS, C-3, WILL BE RETAINED. SCOPE INCLUDES REVISIONS OR REPAIR TO MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, FIRE ALARM, AND SECURITY SYSTEMS, EXTERIOR MASONRY, BUILDING STRUCTURE, ROOF, SITE WORK, EXITING AND ACCESSIBILITY. THERE WILL BE A NEW ELEVATOR, PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT, INTERIOR FINISHES.

    8 W. Root St. Issued April 9, 2018 Comment

Apr 10

Volunteer English (ESL) Literacy Tutors Needed!

Help adults learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center!
Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes a week at 1751 West 35th Street on the southwest side of Chicago. All tutoring is in English, so you don't have to speak another language to volunteer. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday.

Join us for our next tutor training workshop: Friday, April 27 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, April 28 (9am to 4pm). Attendance on both days is required to become a tutor. Please register in advance. For a registration packet, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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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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Mar 31

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE LIGHT FIXTURES, WALL SWITCHES, AND DUPLEX.INSTALL NEW FEED FOR STOVE EXHAUST FAN.INSTALL CEILING FANAPT. 1E, 2W, AND 3E

    4228 S. Michigan Ave. Issued March 29, 2018 Comment

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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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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.

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ATN: March 2018

...Ave., Illinois College of Optometry, 6:30 p.m.; Beats 213/224, Wed., March 14, 4058 S. Michigan Ave., St. Elizabeth Church, 6:30 p.m.; Beat 215, Thurs., March, 15, 4421 St. State...

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Chicago Hope Academy, 2189 W. Bowler St., will have an open house on Saturday, March 10, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The American Lung Association will hold its Fight for Air Climb on Sunday, March 11, at Presidential Towers, 555 W. Madison St. Climb 45, 90, 135, or 180 floors. Call (312) 781-1100 or email EventsCHI@Lung.org.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

...at the McKinley Park Development Council’s recent meeting at the National Latino Education Institute, 2011 W. Pershing Rd. He also joined the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council in a discussion on how to eliminate...

2nd District: Beat 211, Mon., March 12, 3240 S. Indiana Ave., Illinois College of Optometry, 6:30 p.m.; Beats 213/224, Wed., March 14, 4058...

...St. State St., AMC Center, 6:30 p.m.; Beats 221/223, Tues., March 20, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., King Center, 6:30 p.m.; Beat 222, Tues., March 13, 4434 S. Lake Park...

...S. Cottage Grove Ave., King Center, 6:30 p.m.; Beat 222, Tues., March 13, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., Kennicott Park, 6:30 p.m.; Beats 233/234/235, Wed., March 21, 1526 E...

...Park Ave., Kennicott Park, 6:30 p.m.; Beats 233/234/235, Wed., March 21, 1526 E. 55th St., Treasure Island Foods, 6:30 p.m. Call (312) 747-8366...

9th District: Beat 912, Wed., March 14, 3625 S. Hoyne Ave., St. Maurice Church hall, 7 p.m.; Beats 913/915, Tues., March 13, 3120 S...

...Hoyne Ave., St. Maurice Church hall, 7 p.m.; Beats 913/915, Tues., March 13, 3120 S. Halsted St., 9th District Station, 6:30 p.m.; Beat 914, Wed., March 28, 2100 S. Wentworth...

...2100 S. Wentworth Ave., Chinatown Library, 6:30 p.m.; Beat 922, Tues., March 27, 2611 W. 48th St., Shields Middle School, 6 p.m.; Beat 923, Tues., March 27, 5157 S. California Ave...

...2611 W. 48th St., Shields Middle School, 6 p.m.; Beat 923, Tues., March 27, 5157 S. California Ave., St. Simon Church Hall, 7 p.m.; Beat 925, Wed., March 21, 4500 S. Wallace...

...S. California Ave., St. Simon Church Hall, 7 p.m.; Beat 925, Wed., March 21, 4500 S. Wallace St., St. Gabriel Church, 6 p.m.; Beats 932/934/935, Tues., March 20, 1301 W...

...Wallace St., St. Gabriel Church, 6 p.m.; Beats 932/934/935, Tues., March 20, 1301 W 52nd St., Sherman Park, 6 p.m. Call (312) 747-3501...

10th District: Beat 1013, Wed., March 21, 2524 S. Keeler Ave., Epi-phany Church, 6 p.m.; Beat 1021, Tues., March 13, 1448 S. Homan Ave., Carey Tercentenary, 6 p.m. Call (312) 747-7190.

10th District: Beat 1013, Wed., March 21, 2524 S. Keeler Ave., Epi-phany Church, 6 p.m.; Beat 1021, Tues., March 13, 1448 S. Homan Ave., Carey Tercentenary, 6 p.m. Call (312) 747-7190.

12th District: Beats 1213/1214/1215, Wed., March 21, 1615 W. Chicago Ave., Goldblatt’s Building, 7 p.m.; Beat 1221, Wed., March 14, 2526 W. Grand Ave...

...1615 W. Chicago Ave., Goldblatt’s Building, 7 p.m.; Beat 1221, Wed., March 14, 2526 W. Grand Ave., Smith Park, 7 p.m.; Beats 1222/1223, Wed., March 28, 1939 W. Lake St...

...2526 W. Grand Ave., Smith Park, 7 p.m.; Beats 1222/1223, Wed., March 28, 1939 W. Lake St., Westhaven community room, 7 p.m.; Beats 1211/1212, Wed., Apr. 4, 2347 W. Augusta...

...W. Lake St., Westhaven community room, 7 p.m.; Beats 1211/1212, Wed., Apr. 4, 2347 W. Augusta Blvd., St. Helen’s Church, 7 p.m. Call (312) 746-8306...

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) will move to 2130-40 W. Fulton St. in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor in spring. CAC will occupy 6,286 of the building’s 55,000 square feet, giving the 44-year-old non-profit organization room to grow. It currently is located at 217 N. Carpenter St.

The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) will move to 2130-40 W. Fulton St. in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor in spring. CAC will occupy 6,286 of the building’s 55,000 square feet, giving the 44-year-old non-profit organization room to grow. It currently is located at 217 N. Carpenter St.

The Chicago Bilingual and Diversity Job Fair will be held Wednesday, March 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. King Dr. Email jobfairs@diversityjobs.com.

Groundbreaking for the new Chicago Public Library and apartments at 1342 W. Taylor St. on Jan. 28 featured Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Aldermen Jason Ervin (28th), Daniel Solis (25th), and...

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...Call (872) 216-9695 or log on to www.civiclegalcorps.org. The office is at 310 S. Peoria St.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

During March, Glessner House Museum will host several programs at 1800 S. Prairie Ave.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will host a variety of athletic, academic, and fun summer camps. Call (773) 881-6566.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is March 12.

Notre Dame de Chicago Parish will have its Spring Fling with open bar, dinner, live music and dancing, a raffle, and games on Saturday, March 24, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the parish hall, 1334 W. Flournoy St. Tickets are $75 each. Call (312) 243-7400.

Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr.

Prismatica is a free, temporary public art installation in Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., featuring 25 six-foot pivoting prisms resembling giant kaleidoscopes. The art will be on display until Sunday, April 15. Call (312) 595-5073.

Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., on Saturday, March 3, will host a diversity job fair for teachers, staff, and administrators...

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

...screen participants and teach balance improvement skills. Screenings take place at Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy. For more help reducing the risk for falls, join the Matter of Balance workshops on...

...to April 12, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a free workshop on Tuesdays from March 20 through April...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Malachy + Precious Blood Parish invites all to participate in Taizé, an interdenominational Christian prayer service that combines prayer, reflection, and fellowship. Services will be held at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays of March 14 and 28 at 2248 W. Washington Blvd. Call (312) 733-1068.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will have its Palm Sunday worship service on Sunday, March 25, at 11 a.m. and its Easter Sunday worship service on Sunday, April 1, also at 11 a.m. Enjoy fellowship in Register Hall after each service. Call (312) 225-5300.

The South Loop Business Expo, organized by the South Loop Referral Group, will be held Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 2411 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to https://www.facebook.com/SouthLoopReferralGroup2015/ or email jaqi@jaqigreeninteriors.com.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will hold its annual art auction Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522.

...candidate for Cook County Commissioner, 11th District, on Thursday, March 15, at Zhou Art Gallery, 1029 W. 35th St., 5:30 p.m. Call (773) 729-7666 for ticket prices and reservations...

...and school closures on the West Side. The exhibition runs through Saturday, March 31, at 800 S. Halsted St.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette Chicago, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or email info@gazettechicago.com.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: March 2018
    March 8, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Mar 09

Police seek suspect in robberies on Michigan Ave

4130-4199 S. Michigan Ave.

    Police seek suspect in robberies on Michigan Ave
    CHICAGO - Police are searching for a man who robbed two stores on Michigan Avenue in the middle of the afternoon. The first robbery happened Monday afternoon. The second happened Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. The suspect is seen on security footage entering the stores and showing the employee a gun.
    http://wgntv.com

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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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Michael Reese Site

Does anyone have an update on the Michael Reese site meeting that happened last night, did anyone go?

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Icarus Investment Group

If anyone has done business with or has any information as a tenant in any building that has been recently acquired by this company, please give some info as to what has been your experience with them.

  • Mary Creamer Block Club leader on 51st Street

    They own 3 units in our building and I heard they are trying to acquire a 4th. The tenants don't seem to be unhappy but they haven't paid their assessments in over 6 months which is causing our association to have difficulty paying bills. If you have any info on them, please share but they are not looking good so far. I've seen they own a building on 54th and Prairie near the green line too.

  • Forcible entry detainers/ file a lien on the properties. If they are getting loans to purchase the units it will be hard because banks like to make sure Associations are in good standing. I would have the president of your association contact some attorneys.

  • They own a huge apartment building on 43rd & Michigan. My coworker has a client that lives there, total slum! I drove past the building and noticed the big Icarus management sign. I would definitely contact an attorney ASAP. Condo association has the right of first refusal as well. Are the units in foreclosure?

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