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Updated 2 hours ago

Prayer in Schools

Bring prayer back into our schools not guns. Yes and Amen!

  • hey Phil good for you and I'm sure you will abide by whatever laws are in force.

  • Phill Rogers Park is not 100% liberal, deal with it

    I always do. I took the CCL (required) class.

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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?

Feb 18

  • Permit issued for new construction

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

    4613 S. Indiana Ave. Issued February 16, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

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

    4611 S. Indiana Ave. Issued February 16, 2018 Comment

Feb 17

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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Feb 15

The Chicago Housing Authority & Bright Star C...

The Chicago Housing Authority & Bright Star Community Outreach will be hosting a hiring event for labor workers Thursday, March 1st at the Charles Hayes Center (4859 S. Wabash). See flyer for details or visit brightstarcommunityoutreach.com

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    BSCO's Counseling component is dedicated to providing services that minimize negative factors that cause violence and increasing protective influences that yield positive outcomes. Inspired by the work of NATAL in Israel, BSCO uses trained faith leaders and mental health professionals as trauma counselors to provide counseling services through a helpline and community ambassadors.
    https://www.brightstarcommunityoutreach.com

Feb 11

Updated Feb 14

Black neighborhoods still see most bike tickets, police data show

Albert Lattimore, 49, who is black, has been ticketed twice for riding on the sidewalk — once in 2012 and again last December, according to police and court records. During the most recent stop, Lattimore was on the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

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...the site of a “hot spot” for bike tickets over the past two years around Wilson and Kenmore avenues, according to an analysis of police data. Barnes suspects cyclists were riding on sidewalks...

  • Kodi&chloe

    Change the bike laws. Let people ride where they want. The police don't make the laws, they just try to enforce them. Obviously the police assigned to the districts with a higher amount of tickets are doing exactly what you pay them to do so why are you complaining. Is...

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    Change the bike laws. Let people ride where they want. The police don't make the laws, they just try to enforce them. Obviously the police assigned to the districts with a higher amount of tickets are doing exactly what you pay them to do so why are you complaining. Is it their fault if the beat they are assigned to is a predominately black area.
    The cops assigned to a predominately white area stop a white guy riding on the sidewalk and he say's to the police "is this all you got to do? Why aren't you stopping the real criminals!". Then they call their alderperson or some other politician and complain about the police picking on them when they should be looking for the "real" criminals.
    Really JL - what do you know about racial profiling of blacks anyway. Your white dude.

  • Brian M Graceland West

    Places with more cops issue more tickets for this? Especially in poorer areas that could have less people who can afford cars? No way!

    Maybe there is profiling, maybe not, but it takes more analysis than this piece does to prove it.

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Feb 11

Black neighborhoods still see most bike tickets, police data show

Albert Lattimore, 49, who is black, has been ticketed twice for riding on the sidewalk — once in 2012 and again last December, according to police and court records. During the most recent stop, Lattimore was on the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

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...the site of a “hot spot” for bike tickets over the past two years around Wilson and Kenmore avenues, according to an analysis of police data. Barnes suspects cyclists were riding on sidewalks...

    Black neighborhoods still see most bike tickets, police data shows
    The vast majority of Chicago bike tickets still go to cyclists in black neighborhoods, despite past criticism by community and cycling advocates that enforcement is uneven across the city. In 2017, about 56 percent of all bike tickets were issued in majority black neighborhoods, compared with 24 percent in Latino neighborhoods and 18 percent in white neighborhoods, according to Chicago police statistics.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Feb 11

Black neighborhoods still see most bike tickets, police data shows

Albert Lattimore, 49, who is black, has been ticketed twice for riding on the sidewalk — once in 2012 and again last December, according to police and court records. During the most recent stop, Lattimore was on the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood.

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...the site of a “hot spot” for bike tickets over the past two years around Wilson and Kenmore avenues, according to an analysis of police data. Barnes suspects cyclists were riding on sidewalks...

    Black neighborhoods still see most bike tickets, police data shows
    The vast majority of Chicago bike tickets still go to cyclists in black neighborhoods, despite past criticism by community and cycling advocates that enforcement is uneven across the city. In 2017, about 56 percent of all bike tickets were issued in majority black neighborhoods, compared with 24 percent in Latino neighborhoods and 18 percent in white neighborhoods, according to Chicago police statistics.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Filming Notice - Federal

February 12th, see flyer for details

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Jan 31

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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Jan 31

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

U. of C. presents new on campus dorm proposal during ward meeting

“Is your infrastructure sufficient to guarantee that we get African American [men and women] working,” asked Rev. Dr. Leon Finney, Pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave.

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Carter added that during the construction process for Saieh Hall, 1160 E 58th St. About 39 of the 100 people that worked on remodeling the building were from Woodlawn.

The Rubenstein Forum will be an academic conference center, and the building will host academic conferences, workshops, lectures, meeting, ceremonies and more. It will be built at 60th Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

The Keller Center will house the U. of C. ‘s Harris School of Public Policy. The project consists of a major renovation and redesign of an existing building at 1307 E. 60th St., construction began last April, and it is expected to be complete by fall 2018.

    U. of C. presents new on campus dorm proposal during ward meeting - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Last week, the University of Chicago presented its plans for a new on-campus residence hall and dining commons to the community of Woodlawn during Ald. Willie Cochran's (20th) ward meeting, last Wednesday. At the meeting community members were given an opportunity to weigh in on those plans.
    http://hpherald.com

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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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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

Jan 24

Jan 23

Illinois District 5 State Representative Candidate Forum - Monday, Jan 29, 2018 @ 7PM!!!

Join us for the Illinois 5th District State Representative Candidate Forum on next Monday, January 29, 2018 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church - Service Hall (4622 S. King Drive) at 7PM!! Submit your questions in advance by sending to ilstaterep5@yahoo.com.

Come out and hear Lamont Robinson, Ken Dunkin, Felicia Bullock and Dilara Sayeed discuss how they are best suited to serve our district and address our needs!
See you on Monday!

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