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Leon Finney to be honored for 80th birthday, commitment to community

...longtime Chicago community organizer, social justice activist and pastor at the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4800 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., is turning 80. There will be a series of events in the Hyde Park – Kenwood...

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...m., there will be a fundraising event at the Apostolic Church of God Banquet Hall, 6343 S. Kenwood Ave. where Finney will be “roasted and toasted.” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and ComEd...

• On Saturday, July 14, Finney will be honored at Operation PUSH, 930 E. 50th St., by Rev. Jesse Jackson. The event will be live streamed at www.rainbowpush.org at 10 a.m. and noon.

    Leon Finney to be honored for 80th birthday, commitment to community - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern Rev. Dr. Leon Finney, Jr., a longtime Chicago community organizer, social justice activist and pastor at the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4800 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., is turning 80. There will be a series of events in the Hyde Park - Kenwood, Woodlawn and Bronzeville neighborhoods to honor ...
    https://hpherald.com

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UNITY IN THE CHURCH!!!!!!

Bringing the body of christ all on one accord......

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2 injured in Chicago shootings

He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

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He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

He was on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of South Karlov Avenue when someone fired at him from a dark SUV.

    2 injured in Chicago shootings
    Two people were injured in Chicago shootings on Monday, including a 17-year-old boy, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 10

2 injured in Chicago shootings

He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

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He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

He was on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of South Karlov Avenue when someone fired at him from a dark SUV.

    2 injured in Chicago shootings
    Two people were injured in Chicago shootings on Monday, including a 17-year-old boy, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 09

Heavy on Protest ... Light on Action

As this weekend's anti-violence protest came and went without much of a whimper, I couldn't help but be shocked by some of the talking points and reports coming out of the event.

Among the many "demands" I saw listed: More Economic Development.

"Wait", I thought to myself, "more economic development???"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but these are the same South Side communities currently fighting against the Obama center, correct? These are the same South Side communities who protested the...

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As this weekend's anti-violence protest came and went without much of a whimper, I couldn't help but be shocked by some of the talking points and reports coming out of the event.

Among the many "demands" I saw listed: More Economic Development.

"Wait", I thought to myself, "more economic development???"

Correct me if I'm wrong, but these are the same South Side communities currently fighting against the Obama center, correct? These are the same South Side communities who protested the opening of the new Mariano's, correct? These are the same South Side communities that -- anytime anyone comes along and proposes new development -- they launch into a tirade about "gentrification", "getting pushed out", etc, etc, right?

I don't get ... are they trying to be "ironic" with these demands given most of the pushback for new development(s) comes from within these communities themselves?

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3rd Ward Republican Organization is Recruiting Election Judges!

If you are a registered republican and interested in being an election judge for the upcoming primary election, please consider applying. The online portal will be available in the coming weeks. You can apply for a judge position by clicking on the online portal: https://www.chipollworker.com/ Judges needed in 3, 7 and 18th Wards!

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  • Mike Bayne Dunning area New to the area and have 2 children.

    Douglas, stop it. You already know that the truth will not be accepted by those who've been lied to their entire existence.

  • Elephant Elephant in the Ward

    I will keep you all posted when our upcoming meet & greet will take place! there's been some very interesting comments posted here. I am excited about meeting my constituents and addressing any questions/concerns.

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Jul 01

2 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

A 19-year-old man was driving a car in the 4500 block of South Vincennes just before 6 p.m. when he heard a gunshot from a dark colored car, according to police. The bullet struck him in the back, and he was taken to University of Chicago in stable condition.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the foot while walking in the 300 block of East 47th at approximately 5:53 p.m., police said. A person in a dark colored Chevy Cruze fired shots at him, striking the victim. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition, police said.

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A 14-year-old boy was walking in the 5600 block of South Wabash just before 3 a.m. when a person in a dark colored sedan fired shots at him, striking him multiple times.

The second fatal shooting happened in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. About 5:30 p.m., 34-year-old Deandre Bennett was shot in the neck by someone he was arguing with in the 7900 block of South Greenwood, according to authorities.

Earlier in the day, a 31-year-old man was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago around 4 a.m., after he was shot in the neck. The man was riding in a car when a person in a tan-colored sedan fired shots at him in the 6100 block of South Aberdeen.

In the 6800 block of South Hoyne at approximately 4:16 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was standing outside a home when a person approached and fired shots at her, police said. She was struck in the leg, and was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

In the 7200 block of South Paxton at approximately 6:43 p.m., a 34-year-old man was walking when he was shot in the leg. The man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he’s listed in stable condition, according to police. 

    2 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
    A 14-year-old boy is one of two killed, along with at least seven other people wounded in Chicago-area shootings Saturday. A 14-year-old boy was walking in the 5600 block of South Wabash just before 3 a.m. when a person in a dark colored sedan fired shots at him, striking him multiple times.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 01

As July begins, at least 10 shot in Chicago

A 19-year-old man was driving in the 4500 block of South Vincennes Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood when he was shot about 5:55 p.m.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 300 block of East 47th Street at 5:53 p.m., police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was stable.

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A 34-year-old man was in the 7200 block of South Paxton Avenue in the city’s South Shore neighborhood when someone shot him in the leg about 6:45 p.m. Friends took him to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

Earlier, police said the shooting happened in the 2500 block of South Michigan Avenue.

A domestic-related shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Greenwood Avenue in East Chatham, police said.

...in Marquette Park, a 32-year-old man shot while driving a car in the 6600 block of South Western Avenue kept driving until he crashed into a pole in the 6900 block, police said. An...

...the shooting. About two dozen shell casings littered the sidewalk on the east side of Lawndale just north of Cortland Street, a one-way northbound block of brick apartment buildings that ends in a cul-de...

About 2:20 a.m. in Park Manor, a 44-year-old man on foot in the 300 block of East 75th Street heard two people arguing, then gunshots. He realized he’d been shot in the shoulder and thigh and went to Provident Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Stroger and is in critical condition.

...man was shot four times in the leg and once in the abdomen in the 1400 block of South Kolin Avenue. At least eight shell casings were marked, most in the street near the western edge...

...casings were marked, most in the street near the western edge of the intersection of Kolin and West 15th Street and one farther north on 15th. The northeast corner of the intersection touches Franklin Park...

...s Fifth City neighborhood, a 25-year-old man walking on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Monroe Street was shot in the arm. He heard gunshots but didn’t see where they came...

    South Side shootings wound at least 4
    Separate shootings on Saturday evening wounded at least four people in about an hour on the South Side, Chicago police said. In the most recent attack, a 34-year-old man was in the 7200 block of South Paxton Avenue in the city's South Shore neighborhood when someone shot him in the leg about 6:45 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 01

1 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

A 19-year-old man was driving a car in the 4500 block of South Vincennes just before 6 p.m. when he heard a gunshot from a dark colored car, according to police. The bullet struck him in the back, and he was taken to University of Chicago in stable condition.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the foot while walking in the 300 block of East 47th at approximately 5:53 p.m., police said. A person in a dark colored Chevy Cruze fired shots at him, striking the victim. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in stable condition, police said.

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A 14-year-old boy was walking in the 5600 block of South Wabash just before 3 a.m. when a person in a dark colored sedan fired shots at him, striking him multiple times.

Just over an hour later, a 31-year-old man was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago after he was shot in the neck. The man was riding in a car when a person in a tan-colored sedan fired shots at him in the 6100 block of South Aberdeen.

Another man is in critical condition after he was shot during an altercation with another person. The 33-year-old man was shot in the 7900 block of South Greenwood at approximately 5:30 p.m., and was taken to University of Chicago, police said.

In the 6800 block of South Hoyne at approximately 4:16 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was standing outside a home when a person approached and fired shots at her, police said. She was struck in the leg, and was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

In the 7200 block of South Paxton at approximately 6:43 p.m., a 34-year-old man was walking when he was shot in the leg. The man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he’s listed in stable condition, according to police. 

    1 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
    A teen boy has been killed and at least seven other people have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago on Saturday. A 14-year-old boy was walking in the 5600 block of South Wabash just before 3 a.m. when a person in a dark colored sedan fired shots at him, striking him multiple times.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 01

South Side shootings wound at least 4

Police work the scene where a 19-year-old was shot in the back on the 4500 block of South Vincennes Avenue on June 30, 2018, in Chicago.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 300 block of East 47th Street at 5:53 p.m., police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he was stable.

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In the most recent attack, a 34-year-old man was in the 7200 block of South Paxton Avenue in the city’s South Shore neighborhood when someone shot him in the leg about 6:45 p.m. Friends took him to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

Earlier, police said the shooting happened in the 2500 block of South Michigan Avenue.

A domestic-related shooting occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Greenwood Avenue in East Chatham, police said.

    South Side shootings wound at least 4
    Separate shootings on Saturday evening wounded at least four people in about an hour on the South Side, Chicago police said. In the most recent attack, a 34-year-old man was in the 7200 block of South Paxton Avenue in the city's South Shore neighborhood when someone shot him in the leg about 6:45 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Trains suddenly using their horns

Any idea why the trains have started honking in the past 24 hours? It kept us up all night. It seems to be Amtrak and the freight trains. This is the first time I can remember that they've started consistently honking while passing through Hyde Park.

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    I was told that last week a man was laying across the train tracks around 63rd street and had to be physically removed by the Metra police. He had stopped a South Bend train for quite awhile but supposedly there were no accidents.
    I am not sure if this is the reason for the honking though.
    Is there a pattern that the horns honk?
    https://www.quora.com/Why-do-train-engineers-blow-their-horns-in-a-certain-pattern

  • Yes! They woke me up several times Monday night at 1.30am, 3.30am and 5am. We’re 2/3 mile from train tracks and I never normally hear them. I assumed that they were doing work on the tracks and it was a safely thing?

  • They were installing brand new signals and working on things behind our building from Monday until yesterday afternoon (I think they might be out there again...I hear a lot of radio chatter). I'm not sure if they're doing it on a long expanse of track, but this is near 54th street. I believe that the all the trains are blowing their horns more so that they can alert the workers they're going to be coming through.

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