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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.

2 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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4 days ago

Updated 2 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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Signs of the (old) times / IL Trail Biker posted 1 photo to Flickr:

6 days ago

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/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob,...

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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 6 days ago

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/

6 days ago

Safety and Security Meeting

Don't miss tonight's (May 16) safety and security community meeting! The meeting will take place St. Paul and the Redeemer (4945 S. Dorchester Ave.) at 7 p.m. See attached flyer for details. If you have any questions about the meeting, please call our office at (773) 536-8103.

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CDOT to close northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp tonight due to construction of 41st Street Bridge

As a result, northbound traffic will be detoured overnight as motorist are encouraged by CDOT to reroute on 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to 39th Street for detours going northbound.

    CDOT to close northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp tonight due to construction of 41st Street Bridge - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close the northbound Lake Shore Drive ramp tonight due to construction of the new 41st Street Pedestrian and Bike Bridge. According to CDOT, the ramp will be closed from Friday through Saturday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    https://hpherald.com

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

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECTION OF NEW 2-STORY WITH BASEMENT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE W/ FRONT PORCH, REAR WD. DECK, 2ND STORY REAR WD. BALCONY, ROOF DECK, 3-CAR DETACHED GARAGE, MTL. AND WD. FENCE PER PLANSCURRENT USE: RESIDENTIAL, PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL

    4502 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Issued May 9, 2018 Comment

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Parts of Lake Shore Drive scheduled to close for 41st Street bridge construction

Today, the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive (LSD) will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to Oakwood Boulevard, Cottage Grove Avenue and 47th Street back to the expressway.

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On May 5, the northbound lanes of LSD will be closed from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Traffic will be detoured to 47th Street, Cottage Grove Avenue and Oakwood Boulevard back to the expressway.

    Parts of Lake Shore Drive scheduled to close for 41st Street bridge construction - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Sections of the Lake Shore Drive expressway will be closed to traffic at times this week because of construction of the 41st Street pedestrian bridge, accoring to an announcement Ald. Sophia King's (4th) office. Today, the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive (LSD) will be closed from 9 p.m.
    https://hpherald.com

Apr 30

Updated May 01

10 of our favorite chicken wing spots in Chicago

737 E. 47th St., 773-966-6838

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2500 N. Southport Ave., 773-472-1502

2940 N. Broadway, 773-697-7610

1104 W. Granville Ave., 773-754-0255

2047 W. Division St., 773-489-5050

3254 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-478-9129

41 E. Superior St., 312-266-0400

3901 S. Michigan Ave., 773-285-1700

2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-2739

3857 N. Southport Ave., 773-935-1919

5611 W. Madison St., 773-261-7311

    10 of our favorite chicken wing spots in Chicago
    Chicken wings are great. The one-time castoff of chicken parts are now a staple item at bars and restaurants. And while wings are often presented the same way - as "buffalo" or "hot wings" - anyone who has winged at multiple venues knows there's a wide spectrum of the actual final taste of said wings.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • good to see toons getting a nod.

  • Chicago_Resident_Since_1997 Lincoln Square Resident since 2007

    Joe T.'s wing recipe at Bird's Nest from like 2003. Best Wings in Chicago many years, many awards, really can't go up from there without actually going to Gabe's or Anchor Bar in Buff-town.

Apr 30

10 of our favorite chicken wing spots in Chicago

737 E. 47th St., 773-966-6838

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

2500 N. Southport Ave., 773-472-1502

2940 N. Broadway, 773-697-7610

1104 W. Granville Ave., 773-754-0255

2047 W. Division St., 773-489-5050

3254 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-478-9129

41 E. Superior St., 312-266-0400

3901 S. Michigan Ave., 773-285-1700

2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-227-2739

3857 N. Southport Ave., 773-935-1919

5611 W. Madison St., 773-261-7311

    10 of our favorite chicken wing spots in Chicago
    Chicken wings are great. The one-time castoff of chicken parts are now a staple item at bars and restaurants. And while wings are often presented the same way - as "buffalo" or "hot wings" - anyone who has winged at multiple venues knows there's a wide spectrum of the actual final taste of said wings.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECTION OF NEW 2-STORY WITH BASEMENT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE W/FRONT PORCH, REAR WD. DECK, 2ND STORY REAR WD. BALCONY, ROOF DECK,3-CAR DETACHED GARAGE, MTL. AND WD. FENCE PER PLANSCURRENT USE: RESIDENTIAL, PROPOSED USE: RESIDENTIAL(CONDITIONAL PERMIT SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    4504 S. St. Lawrence Ave. Issued April 27, 2018 Comment

Apr 24

Updated Apr 28

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?

  • Who insulted you, are you being serious? I never once insulted you ... everyone on this thread has been having a completely rational, engaging conversation. We don't always all have to agree with one another, that's a good thing, it's called a dialogue. It's not about holding hands, signing kumbaya and acting like there aren't really tough, interesting conversations to have. Sheesh ....

  • Marc of Bronzeville Homeowner, longtime Bronzeville resident

    Ray, I respect your wisdom. I grew up in Bronzeville in the 80s and am glad to be a part of its renaissance now. I make it a point to support our local institutions as do you.

Apr 24

Updated Apr 28

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???

  • Amanda Dennis Transplant from Seattle.

    Without wanting to get political and using buzz words - human trash is human trash - no matter what race, color or creed. I don't have time to get shot, I don't have time to organize another HOA meeting to get our vintage brick siding fixed due to bullet holes,...

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    Without wanting to get political and using buzz words - human trash is human trash - no matter what race, color or creed. I don't have time to get shot, I don't have time to organize another HOA meeting to get our vintage brick siding fixed due to bullet holes, I don't have time to stay home from work in order to wait for the glass/window guy to fix my car window that has been shot out - which is what is going to happen if I can't get law enforcement to do a little preventative maintenance and patrol an area that clearly has an issue. I have reached out to management companies, towing companies, lot owners and I call 911, instead of turning a blind eye (or ear) and pretending it's not my problem. For the love of all good and holy, children live in that building! I've done my due diligence as a human being - what other actionable behavior can I do to get the result (safety) I want?

  • Report it to the news media ... they have clout, and their clout is, they blab it to the general public. They might not do anything about this specific incident, at least they keep tab.

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