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Firefighter injured as crew battle Bronzeville blaze

The fire is in the 4700 block of S. King Dr in the Bronzeville neighborhood.  It appears to be an apartment building.

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334-399 E. 43rd St.

    Firefighter injured as crew battle Bronzeville blaze
    CHICAGO - Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire on Chicago's South Side. The fire is in the 4700 block of S. King Dr in the Bronzeville neighborhood. It appears to be an apartment building. A firefighter was injured and taken to the hospital with smoke inhalation.
    http://wgntv.com

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Feb 17

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 17

Updated 6 days ago

Chicagoland Top 5 Shrimp and Grits By The Black Foodies

...3   Peach’s Restaurant – Bronzeville, Chicago IL, 4652 S. King Dr.  What we enjoyed about Peach’s shrimp and cheese grits are the different ingredients incorporated...

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...4  Soulé – Ukrainian Village, Chicago, IL, 1931 W. Chicago Ave.  Soulé, new kid on the culinary block, opened in October 2017, and we feel they...

...1   Luella’s Southern Kitchen – Ravenswood, Chicago, IL, 4609 N. Lincoln Ave.  Luella’s Southern Kitchen comes in at #1 on our Top 5 Best Shrimp and...

    Chicagoland Top 5 Shrimp and Grits By The Black Foodies
    With its origins in the low country of South Carolina and Georgia, shrimp and grits have migrated all over the United States. The blank canvas of the grits is perfect for the vast variations on this classic southern dish. World-class chefs, and home cooks alike, put their own spin on a dish that can be super simple or highly creative.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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Feb 17

Pass the Syrup: Chicago Top 5 Black Brunch Spots

4652 S. King Drive | Chicago, IL 60653

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2748 N. Lincoln Ave. | Chicago, IL 60614

3947 S. King Drive  | Chicago, IL 60653

3901 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60653

    Pass the Syrup: Chicago Top 5 Black Brunch Spots
    Having brunch is more than celebrating a buffet-style meal with non-stop pancakes, eggs and potatoes-it's about great variety, a refreshing environment and a creative menu. It's the thing to celebrate between breakfast and dinner, catching up friends and hopefully enjoying some mimosas.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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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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 12

Worth Lickin’ Your Fingers: Chicago Top Five BBQ Joints

502 E. 47th St. | Chicago, IL 60615

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311 E. 75th St. | Chicago, IL 60619

65 E. 43rd St. | Chicago, IL 60653

746 E. 43rd St. | Chicago, IL 60653

    Worth Lickin' Your Fingers: Chicago Top Five BBQ Joints
    Whether it's rib tips, hot links or the mild sauce (a Chicago thing)-Chicago has become dominant in the BBQ game. Outside of how the meat is smoked or grilled, if you don't have a good sauce game to soak up them fries-you are out of your league.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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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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Feb 09

Filming Notice - Federal

February 12th, see flyer for details

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Feb 06

Around Town checks out an original show, King of the Policy

4701 S. King Drive

    Around Town checks out an original show, King of the Policy
    Based in the 1940's just after prohibition, Black communities nationwide were thriving from the numbers racket. King of the Policy chronicles what life was like for men and women who were the Kings and Queens of running numbers. This musical has big singing, dancing, and historical context.
    http://wgntv.com

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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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    INTERIOR BUILD OUT OF A ONE STORY TAKE OUT STORE LOCATED IN AN EXISTING STRIP MALL INCLUDING ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND PLUMBING WORK PER PLANS

    443 E. 45th Pl. Issued February 2, 2018 Comment

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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

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 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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