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Feb 09

Former Shiloh Baptist Church site to be discussed at 4th Ward meeting

Ald. Sophia King (4th) will host a public meeting next week to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

Ald. Sophia King (4th) will host a public meeting next week to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

    Former Shiloh Baptist Church site to be discussed at 4th Ward meeting - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Ald. Sophia King (4th) will host a public meeting next week to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 01

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.

Jan 27

Updated Jan 29

Crime to Vehicle 5400 South Shore Dr.

I witnessed an unusual suspicious incident yesterday 11 AM 5440 South Shore drive.

2 Men got out of a Black SUV stood in the middle of the street and operated some very large, loud piece of machinery (Chain saw?) and stood over another vehicle. The men acted very suspiciously and glared menacingly at me when I noticed them. I think they were trying to cut off a City "Boot" that had immobilized the other car. They may have been attempting to steal a Catalytic Converter. This ended when the two jumped in to the Black SUV and sped off.

Suspects were 2 AA men ~ the ages of 25-30.

  • Did you get their license plate number?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Joe Jank,

    No I didn't get the license plate and to be honest the two thieves noticed me noticing them and were putting out extreme hostile vibes.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 28

FOUND DOG last night in Kenicott Park

60 lbs, aprox 2-5 years old
male, not neutered
no chip

contact: Brittany Wilbon
blwilbon@gmail.com

( posted on Lost Dogs IL )

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Update:puparent has been found and Ace has been reunited with his family!

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Jan 15

Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra Electric train on South Side

It happened about 11:30 a.m. near the 4700 block of South Lake Park Avenue when train No. 119, bound for University Park, hit the person, said Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile and Chicago police.

    Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra Electric train
    One person was fatally struck by a Metra Electric Line train.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 15

Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra Electric train

It happened about 11:30 a.m. near the 4700 block of South Lake Park Avenue when train No. 119, bound for University Park, hit the person, said Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile and Chicago police.

    Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra Electric train
    One person was fatally struck by a Metra Electric Line train.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jan 07

Dec 06

Updated Jan 03

Canadian Geese Environmental Destruction

I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of...

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I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of the Chicago river so untreated sewage stop flowing in to Lake Michigan - our source of drinking water. It's a basic rule of civilization not to poop in your drinking water. Well these Canadian Geese are seriously pooping in our drinking water, also ruining things for swimmers off the Point and 57th, 61st street beaches. Plus the Geese feces is food for the exploding rat population.

The Canadian Geese aren't even flying South for the Winter anymore as they have it so easy here. Even liberal Seattle did a mass culling of Geese because they valued their clean water.

Why don't we do the same? There are lots of safe, responsible shot gun and bow and arrow ways to hunt these Geese. Another option is to introduce predators.

Here's an article about the huge problems of Canadian Geese.

http://www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/geese.htm

I do note that Ald Hairston has spoken sensibly on this problem.

    Canada geese in parks
    Jackson Park home. Jackson Park News and Bulletins *Alderman Hairston says the article was incompletely published and does not include her distinction between the geese and their feces or include that any solution must be humane. At least one bird conservation organization has sent a letter to federal government asking that the protected status of the Canada goose not be lifted.
    http://www.hydepark.org
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    On the plus side, it looks like our 10 day brutal arctic cold spell has caused most of the Canadian Geese to fly South.

  • Canada geese

Jan 03

EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

In August, Ari Frede, principal at Ancona School announced that he would be stepping down as the Head of the Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave. In a letter to the school community, Frede said that he would transition out of the position over the remainder of 2017.

...St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S...

...E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave...

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While it is his first year serving in the role as principal he is no stranger to Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Two years ago, Bright was the resident principal at Bret Harte as a part of the New Leaders Program. He worked alongside Parks. Bright was the assistant principal at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, 917 W. 88th St., during the 2016-2017 school year.

In June, The University of Chicago named Charles Abelmann as the new director of U. of C. Laboratory Schools (Lab Schools), 1362 E. 59th St.

University of Chicago (UChicago) Charter school students will spend the remainder of the school year in a brand new building located at 6300 S. University Ave.

The main entrance will be on the south end of the building facing the campus’ current school at 6420 S. University Ave.

A class of 50 freshmen walked the halls of Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., which reopened this year. The school was closed in 2016 due to low enrollment rates and financial struggles.

He is also one of four co-founders of Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools, 7822 S. Dobson Ave., where he served as CEO until 2012.

...restored funds to Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., Kozminksi Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330...

...St., Kozminksi Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone...

...50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St., $3,328,690

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., $4,587,883

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., $6,030,399

    EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Changes in school and district leadership, budget woes and local events shape up 2017 in education By TONIA HILL Staff Writer There were numerous changes in leadership in both public and private schools in the neighborhood over the last year. Shakeups also occurred in the Chicago Board of Education.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 02

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

Dec 31

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