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Updated 3 hours 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?

  • No this is way bigger than me having a show to go to, when you promote the City and you place venues in only certain parts of the City, they reap the benefits and profits that are combined with that. Also these are things to do for those communities that...

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    No this is way bigger than me having a show to go to, when you promote the City and you place venues in only certain parts of the City, they reap the benefits and profits that are combined with that. Also these are things to do for those communities that are from a general tourism budget which includes revenue from across the City, Red Light ticket, parking tickets, etc.,etc., So if you can have this on streets on the Northside, and Downtown....... then what is wrong with expecting this to be on a westside street, or a south side street.

  • economic equality, is where my argument is going

4 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???

13 hours ago

What ever happened to the King Memorial Mural at 43rd and Langley?

At the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Langley Avenue, the ghosts are still trying to speak. It's an unremarkable corner in a rebounding...

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...chieftain. It stood in front of the Martin Luther King Apartments, a housing project at Madison and Kedzie that replaced buildings burned out in the 1968 riots after King's assassination. But a...

...on a four-acre area in North Lawndale, is centered around the demolished tenement at 1550 S. Hamlin where King and his family lived in 1966 during his Chicago campaign for fair housing...

...artists Sonja Henderson and John Pitman Weber stand in a mosaic-decorated park plaza at 67th and Kedzie...

    What ever happened to the King Memorial Mural at 43rd and Langley?
    courtesy Eugene "Eda" Wade At the southeast corner of 43rd Street and Langley Avenue, the ghosts are still trying to speak. It's an unremarkable corner in a rebounding niche of Bronzeville, occupied by a blandly newish subsidized town-house apartment building. But in the late 1960s this corner was the site of the nation's most renowned African-American mural.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

17 hours 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 4 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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Apr 17

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 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.

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

    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

Apr 15

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.

Apr 16

  • We Will Reach Goals!

    Ms. Walker is asking for $616.44:
    My students need Chromebooks for class. My students are diverse learners.
    Carter G Woodson School Comment

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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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