Jul 21 2015

Updated 30 hours 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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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REVISION TO PERMIT # 100647804 TO CHANGE PLUMBING CONTRACTOR TO YUSUF JOHNSON PLUMBING CONTRACTOR & HVAC CONTRACTOR TO FAMILY HEATING & COOLING

    4544 S. Forrestville Ave. Issued April 16, 2018 Comment

3 days ago

  • Students & Social Studies!

    Mrs. Lewis is asking for $487.86:
    My students need Scholastic News magazine each week to help connect us to the real world.
    Mollison Elementary School Comment

4 days ago

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

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

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.

6 days ago

Apr 11

Local public schools’ recorded maintenance, cleanliness violations warrant thousands in daily fines

Recent Chicago Sun-Times reporting has uncovered systemic maintenance and cleanliness issues at Chicago Public Schools, which commissioned—but did not complete—a “blitz” inspection of 220 schools after Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville (4415 S. King Dr.) failed two health inspections last fall.

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

...School failed its health inspection. Since then, reports were completed at every public school in Hyde Park and Kenwood except Reavis Elementary School (834 E. 50th St.) and published by the Sun-Times. The...

...were completed at every public school in Hyde Park and Kenwood except Reavis Elementary School (834 E. 50th St.) and published by the Sun-Times. The Chicago Department of Public Health could be fining...

Hyde Park resident Kara Howe knew the situation at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., where her two children attend, was bad even before the exposé’s publication. She saw...

Violations observed on December 11 at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., could warrant $11,000 in daily fines. Clutter and students’ food items were found in...

Violations observed on December 12 at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., could warrant $25,750 in daily fines. The office was cluttered with boxes on the...

Violations observed on December 12 at Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., could warrant $9,250 in daily fines. Employee facilities were cluttered. Hot foods were not...

Violations observed on December 12 at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., could warrant $5,500 to $7,000 in daily fines. Built-up dirt, clogged floor...

Violations observed on December 12 at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., could warrant $9,000 in daily fines. Facilities were unorganized, cluttered, dusty and dirty, and...

Violations observed on December 12 at Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., could warrant $9,250 in daily fines. In the food service area, hood covers and...

    Local public schools' recorded maintenance, cleanliness violations warrant thousands in daily fines - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Recent Chicago Sun-Times reporting has uncovered systemic maintenance and cleanliness issues at Chicago Public Schools, which commissioned-but did not complete-a "blitz" inspection of 220 schools after Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville (4415 S. King Dr.) failed two health inspections last fall.
    https://hpherald.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?

Mar 28

  • 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
  • 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

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Film Screening: Redial

...film Redial on Saturday, March 31 from noon–3 p.m. at the Parkway Ballroom (4455 South King Drive, Chicago). A Q&A with Chicago producer Dion Strowhorn Jr. and the actors, facilitated by...

    Film Screening: Redial
    Please join the Office of Community Affairs and Outreach Programs for a special community viewing of the thought-provoking short film Redial on Saturday, March 31 from noon-3 p.m. at the Parkway Ballroom (4455 South King Drive, Chicago). A Q&A with Chicago producer Dion Strowhorn Jr.
    https://iit.edu

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR OF RETAIL STORE, INCLUDING REPAIR/REPLACE 2 DOORS ,SECTION OF FLOOR, SECTION OF FENCE, AND REMOVE DEBRIS. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    328 E. 43rd St. Issued March 8, 2018 Comment

Jan 31

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.

Mar 09

Mar 09

find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 3 photos to Flickr:

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.

Mar 08

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

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