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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?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Marc of Bronzeville, how is your local tourism business emerging on 35th Street since the closing of Ace Hardware store, being replaced by another foreigner hair care products business and the illegal eviction of the Bronzeville Visitor Information Center by unscrupulousness East Lake Management & Development operative and WVON morning radio talk show personality Maze Jackson? www.bviconline.info

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Duh Douglas_Peep and Ray of Bronzeville, outside Caucasian developers have already purchased and developed two historic landmark building from the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area, without any linkage to the authentic cultural experience of Bronzeville, as an emerging internationally significant heritage tourism destination: www.bviconline.info

    Since you now know so much about Bronzeville, why don't you tell us which landmark buildings from the authentic Bronzeville cultural experience, are now owned and controlled by Caucasians without any connection to black people in Chicago...so who's racist and elitist?

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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???

  • Ky Librarian and South Lakefront resident

    Hi Amanda, if you're not on Nextdoor,(https://nextdoor.com) you should join. This incident was discussed extensively in several posts. I guess there was a large amount of shooting and people involved (there's been manyincidents on the 4600-4700 block of Ellis).

  • Amanda Dennis Transplant from Seattle.

    Ky, no! I was not aware of nextdoor. I will get on that asap. This has been an ongoing problem with a particular apt building. I have called the management company and have received no feedback or response. There is an empty lot behind that complex that they were using for parking/drinking. I called the listing agent as well as the owner. That's finally been locked and a towing company has been hired. But that has not stopped the gun shots etc.

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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.

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.

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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!

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Apr 04

50 years later, Hyde Park and the Herald remember Dr. King

Chicago Public Schools changed the name of Forrestville High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., in Bronzeville to King College Prep in 1971.Dr. King’s commitment to peace and...

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That night, a man was shot in the leg in a robbery at 52nd Street and Harper Avenue and a convertible was overturned at 54th Street and Dorchester Avenue.

That night, a man was shot in the leg in a robbery at 52nd Street and Harper Avenue and a convertible was overturned at 54th Street and Dorchester Avenue.

The Herald reported that supermarkets were open and busy on Saturday but, under police advisory, bars and liquor stores were closed all weekend. Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., held an ecumenical service at 4 p.m.

Two Harper Court storefront windows were shattered that night, but Hyde Park and Kenwood remained relatively calm over the course of the weekend. Riots occurred in Woodlawn and in...

...the Southern Christian Leadership Conference along with 47 other area businesses including Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St.;Kimbark Liquors, 1214 E. 53rd St.; the Medici Coffee House, 1327 E. 57th St.; and...

...with 47 other area businesses including Hyde Park Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St.;Kimbark Liquors, 1214 E. 53rd St.; the Medici Coffee House, 1327 E. 57th St.; and the former Baskin-Robbins where, 21...

...Bank, 1525 E. 53rd St.;Kimbark Liquors, 1214 E. 53rd St.; the Medici Coffee House, 1327 E. 57th St.; and the former Baskin-Robbins where, 21 years later, Barack and Michelle Obama would enjoy...

The next day I went home to Hyde Park, where I was living at the time at 57th and Kimbark.

Jay: My wife and I were living in this nice but very small apartment right after we got married at Kimbark and 53rd Street. We were listening to the radio, not expecting anything. When Dr. King went to Memphis, it was nothing special to us. He was always traveling around.

    50 years later, Hyde Park and the Herald remember Dr. King - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer "We have also come here today to remind Chicago of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.
    https://hpherald.com

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  • All that Glitters is Gold!

    Ms. Palmer is asking for $554.76:
    My students need the Skater Skirts Set Faux Leather Gold so that they truly shine for their department piece for this year's spring concert.
    Martin L King College Prep High School Comment

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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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Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

4259 S. Berkley Ave.

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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

1099 E. Oakwood Blvd.

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 22

Your ultimate guide to Chicago race season

4259 S. Berkley Ave.

This article has 28 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

1099 E. Oakwood Blvd.

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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