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In the Mix: Can you say ‘Wakanda’? Black Pride, Education and Connection!

The awards gala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. King Drive. To purchase tickets, visit: https://aprpullmanportermuseum.org/special-events/

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...flyers and posters flying in the wind. Early voting kicks off on Feb. 21 at 69 W. Washington Blvd. and Cook County townships on March 5 thru March 19...

...building stands out among the modern high rises. The historic Hermon Baptist Church located at 1754 N. Clark St. is the oldest African American Church on the North Side. In 1887, the church started...

    In the Mix: Can you say 'Wakanda'? Black Pride, Education and Connection!
    For the past week, the number one word on Black social media is "Wakanda." That's it, that's all. Drops mic. The Marvel Comics movie Black Panther is killing it right now with a $240 million weekend debut domestically and $420 million internationally.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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Updated 5 days ago

Icarus Investment Group

If anyone has done business with or has any information as a tenant in any building that has been recently acquired by this company, please give some info as to what has been your experience with them.

  • Mary Creamer Block Club leader on 51st Street

    They own 3 units in our building and I heard they are trying to acquire a 4th. The tenants don't seem to be unhappy but they haven't paid their assessments in over 6 months which is causing our association to have difficulty paying bills. If you have any info on them, please share but they are not looking good so far. I've seen they own a building on 54th and Prairie near the green line too.

  • Forcible entry detainers/ file a lien on the properties. If they are getting loans to purchase the units it will be hard because banks like to make sure Associations are in good standing. I would have the president of your association contact some attorneys.

  • They own a huge apartment building on 43rd & Michigan. My coworker has a client that lives there, total slum! I drove past the building and noticed the big Icarus management sign. I would definitely contact an attorney ASAP. Condo association has the right of first refusal as well. Are the units in foreclosure?

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building permits for rehabs

What apartment buildings in bronzeville have had recent rehab activity done by icarus investment group?

This would be in the areas of 41st to 49th from wabash to drexel.

Property manager might be Asa Garland.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVAL OF ALL PLASTER AND LATH , REPLACE WITH DRYWALL. ALL INTERIOR NON-BEARING PARTITIONS ON 3RD FLOOR. SECURE BUILDING, REPLACE ROOF OF BLDG. NO ELECTRICAL WORK.

    4727 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Issued February 14, 2018 Comment

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Worth Lickin’ Your Fingers: Chicago Top Five BBQ Joints

746 E. 43rd St. | Chicago, IL 60653

502 E. 47th St. | Chicago, IL 60615

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311 E. 75th St. | Chicago, IL 60619

65 E. 43rd St. | Chicago, IL 60653

    Worth Lickin' Your Fingers: Chicago Top Five BBQ Joints
    Whether it's rib tips, hot links or the mild sauce (a Chicago thing)-Chicago has become dominant in the BBQ game. Outside of how the meat is smoked or grilled, if you don't have a good sauce game to soak up them fries-you are out of your league.
    http://chicagodefender.com

Feb 12

Check out the Chicago Black Restaurant Week Guide: Feb.11 thru Feb.18

Two Fish Crab,  641 E 47th (Chicago) | Specials for CBRW: PENDING 

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Nadia’s Gourmet Grapes, 841 W. 103rd St. (Chicago) | Specials for CBRW: 10% off all Grab N Go’s 

LiFE Restaurant, 3858 W Madison (Chicago) |Specials for CBRW: Chicken Potato $8.18 | Veggie Bowl $6.18 | Shrimp Po boy with chips and drink $9.18 | Santa Fe Salad w/ Chicken $8.18 

Currency Exchange Café | 305 E Garfield Blvd & the Green Line; Specials for CBRW: PENDING 

Fruvé xPress Juicery, 1130 S Wabash & 1108 W Madison| Specials for CBRW: Cold pressed juices:  $8.18  ($10 originally, Cashew mylk not included) | Smoothies $2.18 off | Acaì and Pitaya bowls $2.18 off 

Fruvé xPress Juicery, 1130 S Wabash & 1108 W Madison| Specials for CBRW: Cold pressed juices:  $8.18  ($10 originally, Cashew mylk not included) | Smoothies $2.18 off | Acaì and Pitaya bowls $2.18 off 

    Check out the Chicago Black Restaurant Week Guide: Feb.11 thru Feb.18
    The CBRW 2018 Restaurant Line-up can be found below. For more information about CBRW 2018 visit Nadia's Gourmet Grapes, 841 W. 103rd St. (Chicago) | Specials for CBRW: 10% off all Grab N Go's Piz...
    http://chicagodefender.com

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Filming Notice - Federal

February 12th, see flyer for details

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Updated Feb 05

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?

  • upen e31st and indiana av

    fully agreed. I felt the same when I recently visited my son's cps hosting an art show for their kids at evening. Whatever pop/rap music it was.. it was loud not only for kindergarteners but for all parents who also came to see art which was mostly the pictures drawn or taken by their kids.

  • Meh, your comment is a bit of a mixed bag ... I grew up on Punk Rock and listened to some pretty vile lyrics as a kid and I grew up just fine. Although, I would agree that today's Hip Hop has absolutely plummeted into god awful noise vs music....

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    Meh, your comment is a bit of a mixed bag ... I grew up on Punk Rock and listened to some pretty vile lyrics as a kid and I grew up just fine. Although, I would agree that today's Hip Hop has absolutely plummeted into god awful noise vs music. Even Tupac (himself often raping about violence) had an underlining message of hope and betterment. He'd be disgusted that today's "artists" are only about face tattoos and posing in front of $100 dollar bills. You're never going to get rid of Hip Hop. And frankly, your comment comes across no different than the legions of white squares from the 40s/50s yammering on about how Rock N' Roll would be the downfall of civilization. However, what we CAN do is hope that today's generation rediscovers their music's roots, which were more based on conscious observations of life (urban and otherwise). Spitting rhymes and creating poetry of linguistic nuance is rather brilliant, and takes intellect. It's myopic to gloss over that fact, even if we both agree the overall message needs to discover new light.

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR BUILD OUT OF A ONE STORY TAKE OUT STORE LOCATED IN AN EXISTING STRIP MALL INCLUDING ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING WORK PER PLANS

    443 E. 45th Pl. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment

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Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum - Jan 29

Snippet of the Illinois 5th District State Represenative Candidate Forum from Jan 29. Courtesy of the Chicago Defender. https://youtu.be/cJ9afUwM59A

    Illinois 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
    Here's a snippet of the first 5th District State Rep. Candidate Forum hosted by community group, Bronzeville Nextdoor on Monday, January 29, 2018.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Jan 31

Filming Notice

Chicago PD will be filming throughout the 4th Ward in the near future, some traffic and parking may be effected. Please see the flyers for details.

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Jan 29

TONIGHT: Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum

Hope to see you this evening, good people! Come hear the candidates and how they plan to best serve YOU!

Jan 26

Updated Jan 27

Handyman wanted

Neighbor’s
I am search of an “honest”, competent, reliable, handyman. References will be verified prior to meeting. If anyone knows of someone they’ve worked with who fits that’s description please reach out.
spencertracie56@gmail.com

Thanks in Advance

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    Search for 'Handyman' in the Everyblock search box and you will get several hits.

  • Jambo neighbor

    Tracie, if you still need handyman I know a very good one. Just respond and then I will contact at above email you provided...or I can just supply his contact info. The man is honest and does not turn down small jobs. I plan on hiring him for future and so do a lot of my neighbors! He has good reputation!

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Heart and Soul January 27, 2018

4445 South King Drive

4455 South King Drive

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6418 S King Drive (bsmt) center address

    Heart and Soul January 27, 2018
    ABC 7's HEART and SOUL, a series of specials that taps into Chicago's vibrant African American community, airs Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Updated Jan 24

Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

  • Culvers is going to need security, there are two high schools and several elementary schools nearby.

  • Marc of Bronzeville Homeowner, longtime Bronzeville resident

    Was there yesterday...security was visibly present

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Jan 24

Cozy speakeasy experience at Bronzeville Bistro

...Magnus Hunter and Jimilita Tillman. The event took place behind the Popacorn Popcorn store at 4645 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 from 6pm-9pm...

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