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May 15

Updated 39 hours 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.

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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.

4 days ago

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/

May 16

May 13

Updated May 14

2 Dead, at Least 10 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

In the city’s most recent shooting, two men were shot after they drew guns and fired at one another during an altercation in the 100 block of East 47th Street at approximately 5:13 p.m.

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According to police, two people were shot in the 2700 block of East 75th Street at approximately 12:24 a.m. Saturday morning. A 21-year-old man was shot in the chest and back, and he was taken to University of Chicago Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Just after 10 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Lawndale, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. No one is in custody, and police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

A 29-year-old man was walking down a street in the 8800 block of South King Drive at approximately 12:10 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered gunshot wounds to his buttocks and wrist, and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the 6900 block of South Maplewood at approximately 2:03 p.m., police said. The boy, a documented gang member, was transferred to Comers Children’s Hospital in good condition.

A 34-year-old man is in good condition after he was shot in the right calf. The man was shot in the 4700 block of South Kildare at approximately 2:36 p.m., and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

    2 Dead, at Least 10 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
    On Saturday, two men were killed and at least 10 other people were wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago. According to police, two people were shot in the 2700 block of East 75 th Street at approximately 12:24 a.m. Saturday morning.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 13

2 Dead, at Least 12 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

In the city’s most recent shooting, two men were shot after they drew guns and fired at one another during an altercation in the 100 block of East 47th Street at approximately 5:13 p.m.

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...wounded in the Burnside neighborhood. Officials were called around 1:10 a.m. to the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, where they found the two victims, Chicago Police said. Derric Smith, 41, of Englewood, was...

Just after 10 a.m. in the 1600 block of South Lawndale, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. No one is in custody, and police are investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

A 29-year-old man was walking down a street in the 8800 block of South King Drive at approximately 12:10 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered gunshot wounds to his buttocks and wrist, and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in stable condition.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the arm in the 6900 block of South Maplewood at approximately 2:03 p.m., police said. The boy, a documented gang member, was transferred to Comers Children’s Hospital in good condition.

A 34-year-old man is in good condition after he was shot in the right calf. The man was shot in the 4700 block of South Kildare at approximately 2:36 p.m., and police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

    2 Dead, at Least 12 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
    On Saturday, two men were killed and at least 12 other people were wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago. A man was fatally shot and a woman was wounded in the Burnside neighborhood. Officials were called around 1:10 a.m. to the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, where they found the two victims, Chicago Police said.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 12

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 10

May 10

Preschool enrollment open

...at a Family Resource Center, the nearest to Hyde Park–Kenwood being Coleman Elementary School, 4655 S. Dearborn St., open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applicants must...

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Local CPS preschool programs are at Reavis, 834 E. 50th St. (full- and half-day programs during the school year); Kosminski, 936 E. 54th St. (half...

...Reavis, 834 E. 50th St. (full- and half-day programs during the school year); Kosminski, 936 E. 54th St. (half-day during the school year); Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (half-day during the...

...the school year); Kosminski, 936 E. 54th St. (half-day during the school year); Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (half-day during the school year) and Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St. (half-day...

...year); Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (half-day during the school year) and Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St. (half-day during the school year) elementary schools...

Preschool programs at local community-based sites, both offering full- and half-day programs year-round and during the school year, are at the Chicago Childcare Society–Hyde Park, 5467 S. University Ave., and the Cuddle Care Academy, 4800 S. Lake Park Ave.

Preschool programs at local community-based sites, both offering full- and half-day programs year-round and during the school year, are at the Chicago Childcare Society–Hyde Park, 5467 S. University Ave., and the Cuddle Care Academy, 4800 S. Lake Park Ave.

    Preschool enrollment open - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Applications for preschool programs are open through Chicago Early Learning. Requirements for registration are that students be 3 or 4 years old before Sept. 1 and reside in Chicago. Some programs may be free, though others may require a small co-pay.
    https://hpherald.com

May 09

May 09

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PROPOSED 2 STORY FRAME (BRICK VENEER) SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT, REAR WOOD DECK AND DETACHED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE AS PER PLANS.

    4635 S. Michigan Ave. Issued May 7, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PROPOSED 2 STORY FRAME (BRICK VENEER) SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE WITH BASEMENT, REAR WOOD DECK AND DETACHED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE AS PER PLANS.

    4637 S. Michigan Ave. Issued May 7, 2018 Comment

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.

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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.

Apr 26

Our filthy public schools at a cost of $259 million a year!

There are so many, many reasons Chicago's one party Lib Democrat rule isn't working. Obscenely expensive government contracts are given to non competitive insiders like

Aramark - a Philadelphia based company. Aramark was recently given get this a

$289 million annual contract for the exclusively rights to clean and do maintenance for Chicago public schools!

That's over 1/4 of a billion $! what kind of job are they doing? Well public schools in Bronzeville failed board of health inspections with rodent infestation, filthy bathrooms etc. https://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2018/03/rat-droppings-filth-and-bugs-most.html

https://secondcitycop.blogspot.com.tr/2018/04/nice-school-cleaners-rahm.html

    Second City Cop
    Per CPS rules, anyone who works in a facility has to pass a background check. A background check requires that they submit to a drug test. Sounds like Aramark is skirting rules. What's also interesting is that CPS just got their credit rating upgraded ever so slightly. How does that tie into Aramark?
    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com.tr

Apr 25

Apr 23

Embracing Your Space: SPINAL INJURY in Chicago and Illinois

This Illinois resource offers a wide array of resources in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Be sure to check it out for tips, local support groups, activities, and other resources:
knowledgeinitiative.org/embracing-your-space

    Embracing Your Space: Spinal Injury Resources
    Choose the Right Rehab Center Rehabilitation will play a critical role in your recovery. During rehab, you will work with a team of doctors, nurses and therapists. They will help you to regain some of the function that you lost, teach you how to control your body and show you how to live as independently as possible.
    https://www.salvilaw.com

Apr 21

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELFCERT - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS: DECONVERT FROM 2-DU TO SFR. NEW MECHANICAL, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, NEW REAR OPEN WOOD DECK

    4561 S. Wabash Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

Jul 21 2015

Updated Apr 20

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 19

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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 15

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