2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

Why no Venues for Blues, Gospel fest on Southside and Westside

You have venues on Northside and Downtown, what is the deal here? This has to stop, we like entertainment as much as the next person. Are our tax dollars being used to finance others entertainment?

  • The South Shore Cultural Center has hosted an annual jazz fest for 31 years as well as numerous other cultural events. It's on the south side.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Downtown and the Lakefront are always going to be more desirable for concerts and cultural events than off the lake South Side, West Side etc.

    Hell, just look at the Obama Foundation land grab of our Jackson Park! The Obamas don't live in Chicago anymore, Barack just moved here for...

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    Downtown and the Lakefront are always going to be more desirable for concerts and cultural events than off the lake South Side, West Side etc.

    Hell, just look at the Obama Foundation land grab of our Jackson Park! The Obamas don't live in Chicago anymore, Barack just moved here for a bit as a base of operations. The Obamas when they do come to Chicago want to be downtown on the Gold Course or on our South Side Lake front which they are turning in to their private Obamaland complete with a Tiger Woods 18 hole golf course!

    This public land worth at least $100 million was given to the Obama Foundation for free!

    SO the reality is that the Obama elites and other (mostly) Black AA elites (John Rogers, Desiree Rogers (no relation) Mellony Hopkins etc want the votes of poor Black African Americans on the South and West sides but they don't want to mix with them.

    The one great exception is the young start Black AA tennis coach and Tennis entrepreneur Kamal (sp?) Murray who has just completely the largest non profit tennis center in the United States at 54th and State. I've seen it - it is excellent and seems to be run by very competent, no nonsense Black AA women. Good for them.

    I am way past disappointed by Chicago's Black AA Lib Dem elite. They seem to all want to live the Oprah life and hang out in posh places in Southern California, Hawaii, Manhattan, Georgetown DC - sure they mouth off about championing the cause of poor oppressed Black African Americans - they just never seem to do anything that works and in their own lives, they painstakingly avoid mixing or even every going to any place where there are poor Black African Americans.

44 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

What can I do?

Heard 15-20 shots and saw 5 adult males brandishing guns on the 47 block of Ellis Saturday morning (approx 330am). Called 911 and the operator hung up on me. Do people really not care about the Southside that much???

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    My own politics is neither Conservatives nor PC Liberal - I like to be open minded, tolerant about many things but not tolerant of violent crime.

    Unfortunately the Conservatives who rant and rave about how God awful Liberal Democrats are regarding crime tend to be right when it comes to...

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    My own politics is neither Conservatives nor PC Liberal - I like to be open minded, tolerant about many things but not tolerant of violent crime.

    Unfortunately the Conservatives who rant and rave about how God awful Liberal Democrats are regarding crime tend to be right when it comes to top Chicago Lib Democrats Rahm, Tonnie P, Kim Fox and Thomas Dart - they take the view that there are simply too many "minorities" (What does that even mean?) in jail and so they simply let street criminals - especially those under the age of 19 get away with robbery, assault, selling hard drugs, carrying illegal guns, even car jackings.

    We the law abiding citizens must begin to personally dox these irresponsible Lib Democrat officials or else... call in the Feds.

    If local Lib Democrats can't do the basics regarding crime, it's a perfect opportunity for national Republicans, the Trump administration to step in - let's make car jackings, drive by shootings a Federal Hate crime.

    Isn't attempted murder of regular citizens very hateful? Or do folks go with the idea that it's only hateful when the police shoot someone or when one is disrespected at Starbucks or some Southerner uses the "N word"

  • Amanda Dennis Transplant from Seattle.

    Without wanting to get political and using buzz words - human trash is human trash - no matter what race, color or creed. I don't have time to get shot, I don't have time to organize another HOA meeting to get our vintage brick siding fixed due to bullet holes,...

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    Without wanting to get political and using buzz words - human trash is human trash - no matter what race, color or creed. I don't have time to get shot, I don't have time to organize another HOA meeting to get our vintage brick siding fixed due to bullet holes, I don't have time to stay home from work in order to wait for the glass/window guy to fix my car window that has been shot out - which is what is going to happen if I can't get law enforcement to do a little preventative maintenance and patrol an area that clearly has an issue. I have reached out to management companies, towing companies, lot owners and I call 911, instead of turning a blind eye (or ear) and pretending it's not my problem. For the love of all good and holy, children live in that building! I've done my due diligence as a human being - what other actionable behavior can I do to get the result (safety) I want?

3 hours ago

Our filthy public schools at a cost of $259 million a year!

There are so many, many reasons Chicago's one party Lib Democrat rule isn't working. Obscenely expensive government contracts are given to non competitive insiders like

Aramark - a Philadelphia based company. Aramark was recently given get this a

$289 million annual contract for the exclusively rights to clean and do maintenance for Chicago public schools!

That's over 1/4 of a billion $! what kind of job are they doing? Well public schools in Bronzeville failed board of health inspections with rodent infestation, filthy bathrooms etc. https://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2018/03/rat-droppings-filth-and-bugs-most.html

https://secondcitycop.blogspot.com.tr/2018/04/nice-school-cleaners-rahm.html

    Second City Cop
    Per CPS rules, anyone who works in a facility has to pass a background check. A background check requires that they submit to a drug test. Sounds like Aramark is skirting rules. What's also interesting is that CPS just got their credit rating upgraded ever so slightly. How does that tie into Aramark?
    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com.tr

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    SELF-CERT: NEW TWO STORY FRAME AND BRICK SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, NEW REAR WOOD DECK, AND NEW 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE PER PLANS.

    4223 S. Champlain Ave. Issued April 22, 2018 Comment

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Jul 21 2015

Updated 5 days ago

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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Five cars stolen over last month while parked in Bronzeville

4400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. Car stolen sometime between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

4300 block of South King Drive, around 1:30 p.m. March 24.

4300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, around 9:30 p.m. April 10.

600 block of East 44th Street, between 8:10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 11.

4300 block of South Vincennes Avenue, between 10 p.m. last Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

    Five cars stolen over last month while parked in Bronzeville
    Five cars have been stolen in the last month while parked in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago police. The first theft was reported on March 15 and the most recent this past Saturday: * 4400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. Car stolen sometime between 11:30 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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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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The Stairwell

...Elementary School, lived with his mother and other relatives in his grandparents’ house, on the 600 block of East 42nd Street...

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...family would walk the two blocks from their house, a modest brick cottage on the 5500 block of South Fairfield Avenue, to Mass at St. Clare of Montefalco Parish. As soon as he was old enough...

At Wells and Wacker, something extraordinary happened: The driver of the Dodge stopped at a red light, opened the...

At Randolph and Wacker, a westbound cab collided with the Dodge. Bauer testified that he had not witnessed the...

...Wacker, then west on Madison. After blowing through one red light, it ran another at Madison and Desplaines...

...police might address crime on the school’s Streeterville campus. Parked near the corner of Clark and Lake around 2 p.m., Bauer happened to catch a call on the radio. He heard...

...of a stairwell on the southeast side of the Thompson Center, near the corner of Clark and Randolph. The two men struggled. Legghette fell down the stairs...

    The Stairwell
    The first officer to arrive on the scene outside the Thompson Center found one of the men in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairwell, the other lying prone on the steps nearby. The man at the bottom of the stairs, a white man, was in full police uniform beneath his overcoat.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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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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Updated Mar 29

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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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A NEW 2 STORY FRAME (4A CONST.) SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH BASEMENT AND 2 CAR DETACHED FRAME (4A CONST.)GARAGE AS PER PLANS.

    539 E. 42nd Pl. Issued March 26, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT A NEW 2 STORY FRAME (4A CONST.) SINGLE FAMILY HOME WITH BASEMENT AND 2 CAR DETACHED FRAME (4A CONST.)GARAGE AS PER PLANS.

    527 E. 42nd Pl. Issued March 26, 2018 Comment

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