2 days ago

Updated 1 hour ago

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?

  • The South Shore Cultural Center has hosted an annual jazz fest for 31 years as well as numerous other cultural events. It's on the south side.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Downtown and the Lakefront are always going to be more desirable for concerts and cultural events than off the lake South Side, West Side etc.

    Hell, just look at the Obama Foundation land grab of our Jackson Park! The Obamas don't live in Chicago anymore, Barack just moved here for...

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    Downtown and the Lakefront are always going to be more desirable for concerts and cultural events than off the lake South Side, West Side etc.

    Hell, just look at the Obama Foundation land grab of our Jackson Park! The Obamas don't live in Chicago anymore, Barack just moved here for a bit as a base of operations. The Obamas when they do come to Chicago want to be downtown on the Gold Course or on our South Side Lake front which they are turning in to their private Obamaland complete with a Tiger Woods 18 hole golf course!

    This public land worth at least $100 million was given to the Obama Foundation for free!

    SO the reality is that the Obama elites and other (mostly) Black AA elites (John Rogers, Desiree Rogers (no relation) Mellony Hopkins etc want the votes of poor Black African Americans on the South and West sides but they don't want to mix with them.

    The one great exception is the young start Black AA tennis coach and Tennis entrepreneur Kamal (sp?) Murray who has just completely the largest non profit tennis center in the United States at 54th and State. I've seen it - it is excellent and seems to be run by very competent, no nonsense Black AA women. Good for them.

    I am way past disappointed by Chicago's Black AA Lib Dem elite. They seem to all want to live the Oprah life and hang out in posh places in Southern California, Hawaii, Manhattan, Georgetown DC - sure they mouth off about championing the cause of poor oppressed Black African Americans - they just never seem to do anything that works and in their own lives, they painstakingly avoid mixing or even every going to any place where there are poor Black African Americans.

44 hours ago

Updated 3 hours ago

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???

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    My own politics is neither Conservatives nor PC Liberal - I like to be open minded, tolerant about many things but not tolerant of violent crime.

    Unfortunately the Conservatives who rant and rave about how God awful Liberal Democrats are regarding crime tend to be right when it comes to...

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    My own politics is neither Conservatives nor PC Liberal - I like to be open minded, tolerant about many things but not tolerant of violent crime.

    Unfortunately the Conservatives who rant and rave about how God awful Liberal Democrats are regarding crime tend to be right when it comes to top Chicago Lib Democrats Rahm, Tonnie P, Kim Fox and Thomas Dart - they take the view that there are simply too many "minorities" (What does that even mean?) in jail and so they simply let street criminals - especially those under the age of 19 get away with robbery, assault, selling hard drugs, carrying illegal guns, even car jackings.

    We the law abiding citizens must begin to personally dox these irresponsible Lib Democrat officials or else... call in the Feds.

    If local Lib Democrats can't do the basics regarding crime, it's a perfect opportunity for national Republicans, the Trump administration to step in - let's make car jackings, drive by shootings a Federal Hate crime.

    Isn't attempted murder of regular citizens very hateful? Or do folks go with the idea that it's only hateful when the police shoot someone or when one is disrespected at Starbucks or some Southerner uses the "N word"

  • 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?

3 hours ago

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

22 hours ago

Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite piece of public art in Chicago?

...tribute to poet Gwendolyn Brooks will be unveiled in the park named for her at 46th and Greenwood. It will include a statue of her, plus a walkway with quotes from her poetry...

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"I'm a Marc Chagall freak, so it has to be his gorgeous Four Seasons mosiac at Chase Tower Plaza, 10 S. Dearborn. I worked in Sears Tower (now Willis) for years, and used to lunch at that plaza and just take it all in. Chagall's work is etherial. Pure magic!" — Michelle Babicz, Planet Michelle

"The Muddy Waters mural at 17 North State Street between Washington and Madison. It brightens up a shaded area and pays tribute Chicago's Blues history." — Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Show Me Chicago

    Ask ChicagoNow: What is your favorite piece of public art in Chicago?
    ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. With so much collective experience, we've decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group. What is your favorite piece of public art in Chicago?
    http://www.chicagonow.com

2 days ago

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

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Courtyard elevations only (area of appx 1500sf) masonry repairs, spot tuckpointing, replace lintels (not longer than 6ft), repair cracks as needed- -(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    4721 S. Ellis Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

Jul 21 2015

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 17

  • Multi-sensory Materials for Special Needs Students!

    Ms. Albaugh is asking for $947.52:
    My students need access to multi-sensory materials that will enhance their ability to focus and maintain engaged! We need pillows, floor mat, sensory toys, balls, flash cards, cars, and puzzles.
    Ariel Community Academy Comment

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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    FIRE WALLS AND DOORS TO BE UPGRADED AND PROVIDE SPRINKLER ROOM AT EXISTING EQUIPMENT LOCATION, AS PER PLANS.WORK TO BE DONE AT PARKING GARAGE AREA ONLY, OF AN EXISTING FOUR STORY MASONRY BUILDING CONTAINING THIRTY FIVE DWELLING UNITS

    4627 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued April 6, 2018 Comment

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  • Literacy Materials For Special Needs Classroom!

    Ms. Albaugh is asking for $960.02:
    My students need access to differentiated reading materials such as alphabet dough, word building boards and flip books to accommodate their diverse learning needs!
    Ariel Community Academy Comment

Apr 06

Apr 04

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!

    City of Chicago :: 311 City Services
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

Apr 04

Mar 28

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?

Mar 28

Obama Foundation, Urban Alliance announce Obama Youth Jobs Corps

...Academy High School (5015 S. Blackstone Ave.) and the Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy (1060 E. 47th St.) will participate in the OYJC’s pilot year. Business partners include Ariel Investments, Bank of...

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...Investments and the Pritzker Foundtion, during a press conference at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., Thursday, March 22. The OYJC will inaugurate its program with students from Hyde Park Academy...

...from Hyde Park Academy High School (6220 S. Stony Island Ave.), Kenwood Academy High School (5015 S. Blackstone Ave.) and the Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy (1060 E. 47th St.) will participate in...

    Obama Foundation, Urban Alliance announce Obama Youth Jobs Corps - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The Obama Foundation and the Urban Alliance, a national nonprofit that links under-resourced, economically disadvantaged youth with professional skills training, work experience and mentorship, announced the joint creation of the Obama Youth Jobs Corps (O.J.Y.C.) Thursday, March 22, at an event in Hyde Park Academy High School's library.
    http://hpherald.com

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Updated Mar 09

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?

  • @jaye - Are you saying there's a radical Islamic serial killer on the loose killing gay people? I'm not at all saying you're wrong, just asking for your evidence? If he/they were truly Islamic radicals, I'd imagine they'd do something similar to the Pulse nightclub incident ... not running around in the shadows like they're Jack the Ripper.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    No this Islamic serial killer has been arrested. I just wanted to notified Gay people in Boystown should be alerted.

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