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May 15

Updated 2 days ago

Segregation in Chicago won't be solved while anti-"gentrification" sentiment flourishes.

The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to...

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The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to fester to the point where, even local alderman have come out amongst the ranks of the Chicago machine to decry its atrocities: "How dare white professionals think they can move into one of these areas!" Think that's hyperbolic? Look at some of the anti-development ordinances being proposed by these political 'leaders' in traditionally underserved communities. Wake up friends. They want to keep these areas economically depressed and artificially deflated to secure votes of their own prosperity - not yours. The first black POTUS can't even open his community center without legions of protests and controversy from the "where's mine!" crowd ... and we think segregation is going to be busted by a few talking points on educational policy and equity?

Nah. This is a top-down epidemic. Years of race-baiting and pandering have created this cultural cancer. Race relations have gotten worse, not better. And this disparity of equity has been created, curated and maintained by the Chicago machine. Let's not forget that.

Tough conversations and new ideas are what will solve these issues. We'll end segregation when we celebrate our individual strengths vs obsessing over our petty differences. And they are just that...beyond petty. White, black, we're all the same. But we can't fight REAL racism when we're too busy chasing fake boogeymen.

http://www.metroplanning.org/costofsegregation/roadmap.aspx?utm_source=%2froadmap&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

    Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region - Metropolitan Planning Council
    http://www.metroplanning.org
  • @Vox - As I've mentioned multiple times now, I'm not asking or expecting to be "welcomed" as anything. I've merely been pointing out how whites are perceived when they move into these areas - it's made into a racial issue when it's quite clearly an economic one. Black gentrification has...

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    @Vox - As I've mentioned multiple times now, I'm not asking or expecting to be "welcomed" as anything. I've merely been pointing out how whites are perceived when they move into these areas - it's made into a racial issue when it's quite clearly an economic one. Black gentrification has been taking place along the south lakefront for a LONG time as more and more affluent blacks settled back into the area ... it was only when whites started to move in that chants of "gentrification" became so prominent. It's a dog and pony show.

    As far as compassion, lets take your specific example: I'm supposed to feel compassion for a family who made the conscious, personal decision(s) to have multiple children when they could barely support themselves to begin with? The Brookings Institute (a fairly liberal organization I might add) published a study a few years back noting three things anyone (regardless of race/economic status) could do to greatly reduce their chances of falling into poverty:
    1) Finish high school
    2) Get a full-time job
    3) Wait until age 21 to get married and DON'T have children before you get married

    Now, I already know what you're going to say ... "jobs, what jobs!?" Well, not only has our nation reached historically low unemployment rates (a trend Obama helped kick off nearly a decade ago), there's a ton of jobs out there! What we LACK, are qualified workers to fill these positions. Just Google "lack of skilled and unskilled workers" and you'll be inundated with reports highlighting industries across America that can't find qualified workers to fill open positions.

    So no, I don't get this rush of compassion for large families who birth more children into poverty than their more affluent counterparts when they're already under heavy economic burdens given their personal circumstances. If that sounds harsh, than I guess it's just going to have to sound harsh. But, that's exactly why I said tough conversations are in order.

3 days ago

BAG LOST "GROCERIES" JEWEL OSCO 35TH South State Street, North West Corner, May 14, 2018

Blood Glucose Medical History, Keys, two Bungee cords, computer equipment. Please return. $100. reward, no questions asked (All contents must be intact and inspected) Lost on May 14, 2018 between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm

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6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Found Dog

Found this little guy near the corner of 43rd Street and S Indiana Ave around 6:45 this morning. He's been dropped off at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2741 S Western Ave where he'll be held for 4-5 days and then put up for adoption and/or released to a rescue organization. Please help him get back to his family.

  • Don't forget the reality of euthanasia due to lack of space at shelters or due to not being in perfect health. People, you need to get your dogs microchipped. A dog is not a toy, it is a living being

  • I talked to several neighbors and it appears this dog had been a stray for a long time so he might not have a family looking for him. I called several no-kill shelters before I took him to CACC and they wouldn't accept him as a stray off the street. Because he's small, cute and relatively well behaved, the consensus is he'll find a forever home soon.

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May 17

Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing

4652 S. King Drive, 773-966-5801

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3624 S. Martin Luther King Drive

6455 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-342-5555

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381

1506 E. 53rd St., 773-947-0024

1180 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-486-4331

    Taking a tour of Chicago with Eve Ewing
    There are New Yorkers and there are Californians, both of whom will claim coastal supremacy over our city. But many Chicago people, untempted by either pole, often share a grittier devotion to their city, determined to make it better. Eve Ewing is a Chicago person.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 16

Wilding Mob Attack Criminals Still At Large

Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

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Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob, wilding attack, trying to spin it off as just teens acting a little rowdy or worse the police lied and said it was a case of two groups fighting. No, it was a case of a young suburban man and his girl friend coming off the Oak Street Beach and getting jumped and nearly or maybe even murdered by a large group of 25-50 South Side punks who organized these attacks on Social Media. We should set up an award for information that leads to the arrest, prosecute and severe punishment of these dangerous criminals who do these violent attacks for fun.

    CPD scrambles to explain why parents of injured suburban man ignored
    The Chicago Police Department is scrambling to explain why the parents of a 21-year-old suburban man - who suffered a serious head injury after a Gold Coast attack by a mob of teenagers - were ignored for days when they tried to file a police report. Local Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 12

Updated May 16

Teen wilding mob from 47th street invades Mag Mile

CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also...

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CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also the tourist industry on North Michigan ave works hard to suppress crime stories of tourists being robbed or attacked.

The reports that I trust indicate this was an organized gang wilding attack - gang colors were Red and Black and might be some gang initiation for teens ~ 13 and 14 years old.

Please use your neighborhood contacts to find out exactly who organized this murderous flash mob, wilding invasion/attack. We should be prepared for similar organized wilding attacks in our communities.

I highly recommend this anti crime blog based in Boystown:

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/mag-mile-goes-wild-at-least-four.html

    Mag Mile Goes Wild: At Least Four Injured As Dozens Of Teens Run Rampant Near Historic Water Tower
    UPDATE MAY 8: Local alderman now says cops were "vastly outnumbered" and an internal review is underway to determine why police "early warning" system about mob actions failed. See our full update on this development HERE. Our original report follows.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    Thank you for this info because it's very important.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    More lies, cover ups by the Chicago Dem elite including some in the Chicago Police Department. This terrible wilding mob attack on this young suburban couple - the victim last I heard is in critical condition with a fractured skull! Police failed to even make a police report and lied that said it was just a fight between two groups! yeah right: At least the Sun Times is reporting on this brutal crime story instead of covering it all up like the rest of the fake news, lying press: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

May 14

Updated May 16

  • Problem Solvers!

    Mrs. Lewis is asking for $272.92:
    My students need new floor puzzles so they can continue to practice problem solving skills.
    Mollison Elementary School
  • I'm not knocking the teachers for asking for help for the children. But the alderman and mayor in this area ought to be ashamed of this, because when I look at my property tax bill of $6000 , $4500 of that bill goes to 47th and king dr tif, and all the other municipalities split the rest including public schools.

  • Great morning! @RobMack, as a realtor I'm surprised by the amount of your property taxes. On the southeast side of Chicago there are very few residential homes with taxes that high. On the other hand, I see taxes in this amount & higher in some of the south suburbs, most of which have dismal city services. You're right in stating that the teachers should have enough funding so they would not have to ask for financial assistance. This is a shame.

May 16

May 16

  • Magnet Madness

    Mrs. Lewis is asking for $457.95:
    My students need magnetic boards and magnetic letters to help practice reading and writing sight words.
    Mollison Elementary School Comment

May 15

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May 09

Updated May 11

Pop Up Car Parties

These street parties have to end. Between State and Wabash on 37th street every day people park their cars during “happy hour” and basically drink, smoke, urinate and litter. On weekends this will grow into a bigger problem. I don’t understand why the police don’t stop this. It causes litter, property damage and will ultimately lead to crime. Who wants to come home to a pop-up block party of people drinking beer in the street? Not me. And this wouldn’t be allowed in most parts of Chicago. Please tell me what I need to do to make this stop.

May 11

May 09

Chicago farmers markets guide 2018

4700 S. King Dr., Chicago

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800 S. Desplaines St., Chicago

500 S. Central Ave., Chicago

50 W. Adams St., Chicago

3419 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago

1333 N. Laramie Ave., Chicago

11100 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago

200 W. 109th St., Chicago

50 W. Washington St., Chicago

AUSTIN COMMUNITY MARKET 5900 W. Chicago Ave., ChicagoJuly 12-September 132 p.m. - 7 p.m.SATURDAYS

1200 W. 76th St., Chicago

700 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

700 S. Dearborn St., Chicago

    Chicago farmers markets guide 2018
    Here is a list of some farmers markets in Chicago for the 2018 season. SUNDAYS 800 S. Desplaines St., ChicagoYear-round7 a.m. - 3 p.m. BRONZEVILLE COMMUNITY MARKET 4700 S. King Dr., ChicagoJuly 8 - September 1610 a.m. - 2 p.m. TUESDAYS COLUMBUS PARK COMMUNITY MARKET 500 S.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 09

Armed robbers in a dark minivan targeting victims in Bronzeville

The first robbery happened April 20 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Three days later, the robbers struck again about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

The third robbery happened May 7 about 12.25 a.m. in the 400 block of East 48th Street, police said.

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The first robbery happened April 20 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Three days later, the robbers struck again about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

    Armed robbers in a dark minivan targeting victims in Bronzeville
    Police issued an alert Wednesday afternoon warning of two men who are traveling in a dark minivan and have been robbing victims in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Police said the robbers approach the victims on foot, display a weapon and take their property. In one incident the robbers were seen getting out of a dark minivan, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 09

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

May 01

Updated May 08

35th and indiana

so is anyone going to do something about the heavy drug dealing and homeless that hang out on 35th and indiana. Those people are not homeless cause the street is empty when the drugs run out. I really think the police are scared of these hoodlums. any ideas?

  • Hendrix333 new to Chicago

    @Douglas_Peep
    Yes! "Robust community policing and strategic, targeted approaches" - we've got to find a way to make this a reality.

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    Watkins - great way to lay out the balance needed. Hopefully you got the name or some identification of the officer you mentioned and made a complaint. Letting the Alderman of the beat that officer is on is a good idea also to keep the pressure on. You can tell what beat an officer is on by looking at the number on the top right of the vehicle. Need to get the bad ones out to let the good ones do their job.

May 08

May 07

Updated May 07

Chicago man pleads guilty to 2017 shooting at a vehicle in Antioch Township

Derrius L. Crenshaw, 24, of the 4700 block of South King Drive, was sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm and for his role in the September shooting.

    Chicago man pleads guilty to 2017 shooting at a vehicle in Antioch Township
    A Chicago man pleaded guilty Monday to charges he opened fire on two people driving in a nearby vehicle in 2017 in Antioch Township. Derrius L. Crenshaw, 24, of the 4700 block of South King Drive, was sentenced to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm and for his role in the September shooting.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

  • How is shooting into a vehicle at two people not attempted murder? And they give him less than two years .... stunning.

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