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Updated 12 min 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???

  • Ky Librarian and South Lakefront resident

    Hi Amanda, if you're not on Nextdoor,(https://nextdoor.com) you should join. This incident was discussed extensively in several posts. I guess there was a large amount of shooting and people involved (there's been manyincidents on the 4600-4700 block of Ellis).

  • Amanda Dennis Transplant from Seattle.

    Ky, no! I was not aware of nextdoor. I will get on that asap. This has been an ongoing problem with a particular apt building. I have called the management company and have received no feedback or response. There is an empty lot behind that complex that they were using for parking/drinking. I called the listing agent as well as the owner. That's finally been locked and a towing company has been hired. But that has not stopped the gun shots etc.

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Updated 6 hours 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?

  • These are downtown festivals and have been for as long as I can remember. There are other events around the city at private clubs. Please let me know a good blues club on the West side. These things don’t just pop up from the City. People start them.

    Now a...

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    These are downtown festivals and have been for as long as I can remember. There are other events around the city at private clubs. Please let me know a good blues club on the West side. These things don’t just pop up from the City. People start them.

    Now a more interesting way to think about this would be to think about the possibility of moving one of these fests to a city park like Douglas maybe. There has been some concerts there over the last few years and they’ve gone over quite well. And they’re still able to bring people from around the city (one of the benefits of having them downtown).

  • Ray is making a valid point. We all pay taxes, and if the city is going to sponsor event-based entertainment, they could spread the love a bit ... I think that's really the main sticking point here.

    We're not talking about private investors/developers opening their own venues. There are an...

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    Ray is making a valid point. We all pay taxes, and if the city is going to sponsor event-based entertainment, they could spread the love a bit ... I think that's really the main sticking point here.

    We're not talking about private investors/developers opening their own venues. There are an abundance of historic areas (case in point: Record Row along Michigan Ave) where the city could (and SHOULD) lend a helping hand. Chicago Jazz and Blues is one of the most significant cultural exports this city can claim. We should be celebrating that, and creating areas to incubate and preserve that history (in the specific locations with which they originated and flourished) would go a long way to keeping us a global, urban, culturally-rich, world-class city.

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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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Jul 21 2015

Updated 4 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.

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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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Best Bars In Chicago To Watch The Kentucky Derby

4641 S. King Drive

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

2450 N. Clark St.

408 S. Wells St.

3937 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Best Bars In Chicago To Watch The Kentucky Derby
    By Melanie Falina Just like when the Olympics roll around, one does not need to be an expert in swimming or gymnastics, figure skating or fencing, to lose oneself in the thrill of the event - and the same can be said for the Kentucky Derby.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Sunday Brunch: Salmon Croquettes with Peach’s Creole Sauce

4652 S. King Drive

    Sunday Brunch: Salmon Croquettes with Peach's Creole Sauce
    CHICAGO -- Chef Cliff Rome stopped by WGN to show us how to make Salmon Croquettes with Peach's house made Creole sauce. Chef Rome is the owner of Peach's Restaurant in Bronzeville and Rome Joy's Catering Company. Peach's on 47th Street 4652 S. King Drive 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    http://wgntv.com

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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

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