5 hours ago

Updated 13 min 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?

  • KMat Community Member

    @Douglas_Peep, Yes, Wintrust is a good venue---great sound system. I saw Common and Erykah Badu there and I would definitely go to a sporting event at Wintrust. You're right, there isn't a bad seat in the house. Check it out!

  • No this is way bigger than me having a show to go to, when you promote the City and you place venues in only certain parts of the City, they reap the benefits and profits that are combined with that. Also these are things to do for those communities that...

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    No this is way bigger than me having a show to go to, when you promote the City and you place venues in only certain parts of the City, they reap the benefits and profits that are combined with that. Also these are things to do for those communities that are from a general tourism budget which includes revenue from across the City, Red Light ticket, parking tickets, etc.,etc., So if you can have this on streets on the Northside, and Downtown....... then what is wrong with expecting this to be on a westside street, or a south side street.

20 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???

26 hours ago

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

3 days ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELFCERT - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR ALTERATIONS: DECONVERT FROM 2-DU TO SFR. NEW MECHANICAL, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, NEW REAR OPEN WOOD DECK

    4561 S. Wabash Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

Jul 21 2015

Updated 3 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.

6 days ago

Apr 15

Updated Apr 16

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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Volunteer English (ESL) Literacy Tutors Needed!

Help adults learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center!
Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes a week at 1751 West 35th Street on the southwest side of Chicago. All tutoring is in English, so you don't have to speak another language to volunteer. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday.

Join us for our next tutor training workshop: Friday, April 27 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, April 28 (9am to 4pm). Attendance on both days is required to become a tutor. Please register in advance. For a registration packet, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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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

It...

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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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Updated Mar 29

Shots fired?

Did anyone else just hear a series of 3 shots fired about 5-10 minutes ago between 40th and 41st and Ellis?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I am once again protesting Everyblock's increasing censorship of perfectly legal, positive posts. I posted a link to the tragic shooting of an unarmed Black AA man in Sacramento CA and noted that it looked like the police acted improperly. I linked to a very positive informational video from FlexYourRights.org...

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    I am once again protesting Everyblock's increasing censorship of perfectly legal, positive posts. I posted a link to the tragic shooting of an unarmed Black AA man in Sacramento CA and noted that it looked like the police acted improperly. I linked to a very positive informational video from FlexYourRights.org providing very practical advice how to avoid and survive hostile police encounters. I also linked to the City Hall protest where the deceased brothers and others through temper tantrums and behaved in inappropriate ways that discredited their legitimate grievances. Why was this censored? This censorship seems to me the same as when Everyblock censored my comments noting that some Simeon High School students ransacked the local Wall Mart in the national walk out protests over gun violence. What happened to our 1st Amendment rights to just suggest that our young people should not riot, loot stores and should try to avoid hostile police encounters by acting in a calm and reasonable way? Do we want our young people to riot - engage in behavior that will lead to very dangerous encounters with police or armed citizens? What's going on?

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Updated Mar 10

What Chicago Residents Need to Know About Early Voting

Ward 3 Hall Branch Library 4801 S Michigan

This article has 48 other Chicago locations (Show)

Loop Super Site (new location) 16 W Adams (March 19: this site opens until 7 p.m.)

Ward 1 Goldblatt's Bldg 1615 W Chicago

Ward 2 Near North Library 310 W Division

Ward 5 Jackson Park 6401 S Stony Island

Ward 7 Jeffrey Manor Library 2401 E 100th St

Ward 8 Olive Harvey College 10001 S Woodlawn

Ward 9 Palmer Park 201 E 111th St

Ward 10 Vodak/Eastside Library 3710 E 106th St

Ward 11 Dist. 9 Police Station 3120 S Halsted

Ward 12 McKinley Park 2210 W Pershing

Ward 13 West Lawn Park 4233 W 65th St

Ward 14 Archer Heights Library 5055 S Archer

Ward 15 Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

Ward 16 Lindbloom Park 6054 S Damen

Ward 17 Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S Racine

Ward 18 Wrightwood Ashburn Library 8530 S Kedzie

Ward 19 Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W 111th St (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 20 Bessie Coleman Library 731 E 63rd St

Ward 21 Foster Park 1440 W 84th St

23 Clearing Branch Library 6423 W 63rd Pl

Ward 24 St. Agatha Parish 3147 W Douglas Blvd

Ward 26 Humboldt Pk Library 1605 N Troy

Ward 27 Union Park 1501 W Randolph

Ward 28 W. Side Learning Ctr 4624 W Madison (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 29 Amundsen Park 6200 W Bloomingdale

Ward 30 Kilbourn Park 3501 N Kilbourn

Ward 31 Portage Cragin Library 5108 W Belmont

33 McFetridge Sports Ctr 3843 N California

Ward 34 W Pullman Library 830 W 119th

Ward 35 NEIU El Centro 3390 N Avondale

Ward 36 West Belmont Library 3104 N Narragansett

Ward 37 West Chicago Av Library 4856 W Chicago

Ward 38 Hiawatha Park 8029 W Forest Preserve

Ward 39 North Park Vill. Admin. 5801 N Pulaski

Ward 40 Budlong Woods Library 5630 N Lincoln

Ward 41 Roden Library 6083 N Northwest Highway (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 42 Museum/Brdcst Communications 360 N State

Ward 43 Lincoln Park Library 1150 W Fullerton

Ward 44 John Merlo Library 644 W Belmont

Ward 45 Dist. 16 Police Station 5151 N Milwaukee

Ward 46 Truman College 1145 W Wilson

Ward 47 Welles Park 2333 W Sunnyside (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 48 Edgewater Library 6000 N Broadway

Ward 49 Pottawattomie Park 7340 N Rogers

Ward 50 Warren Park 6601 N Western

Student Center East 750 South Halsted Street

9501 South M L King Jr. Drive

5500 North St. Louis Street

    What Chicago Residents Need to Know About Early Voting
    Elections are quickly approaching and early voting is already taking place on Monday, March 5. Here's what Chicago voters need to know: There are 51 locations scattered throughout the city that will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    I’ll help by starting things off with one:

    Fairleigh Dickinson University survey

    You’re welcome.

  • Bill 4500 N Wolcott 30 year plus resident

    EARLY VOTING At Welles Park
    Turn out IS VERY LOW less than 100 each day Saturday 3-10-18 maybe 200 --- These should be 4 Monday - Friday and 800 plus on a Saturday .... DON'T VOTE then shut up you have no voice -

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jan 31

Updated Mar 09

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?

  • @jaye - Are you saying there's a radical Islamic serial killer on the loose killing gay people? I'm not at all saying you're wrong, just asking for your evidence? If he/they were truly Islamic radicals, I'd imagine they'd do something similar to the Pulse nightclub incident ... not running around in the shadows like they're Jack the Ripper.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    No this Islamic serial killer has been arrested. I just wanted to notified Gay people in Boystown should be alerted.

Mar 09

Feb 23

Updated Mar 08

Prayer in Schools

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

  • That's great, and I'm happy for you that it's something you're excited about. And as long as it stays in your private church and out of our public schools, you and I are as kosher as a couple of hotdogs.

  • Sheila A. Donovan Have been an owner at the Stratford since 2001.

    agenaaw, a new twist to an old fairytale. That'll draw in the crowds that have abandoned organized religion.

Mar 06

Mar 05

These Are All 51 Early Voting Locations Across Chicago

Ward 3: Hall Branch Library, located at 4801 S. Michigan Ave.

This article has 51 other Chicago locations (Show)

Loop Super Site/Election Board Annex, located at 16 W. Adams St. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 1: Goldblatt's Building, located at 1615 W. Chicago Ave.

Ward 2: Near North Library, located at 310 W Division St.

Ward 4: King Community Center, located at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 5: Jackson Park, located at 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Ward 6: Dist. 3 Police Station, located at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Ward 7: Jeffrey Manor Library, located at 2401 E. 100th St.

Ward 8: Olive Harvey College, located at 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Ward 9: Palmer Park, located at 201 E. 111th St.

Ward 10: Vodak/Eastside Library, located at 3710 E. 106th St.

Ward 11: Dist. 9 Police Station, located at 3120 S. Halsted St.

Ward 12: McKinley Park, located at 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Ward 13: West Lawn Park, located at 4233 W. 65th St.

Ward 14: Archer Heights Library, located at 5055 S. Archer Ave.

Ward 15: Gage Park, located at 2411 W. 55th St. [[469577203, C]]

Ward 16: Lindbloom Park, located at 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Ward 17: Thurgood Marshall Library, located at 7506 S. Racine Ave.

Ward 18: Wrightwood Ashburn Library, located at 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.

Ward 19: Mount Greenwood Park, located at 3721 W. 111th St. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 20: Bessie Coleman Library, located at 731 E. 63rd St.

Ward 21: Foster Park, located at 1440 W. 84th St.

Ward 22: Toman Library, located at 2708 S. Pulaski Rd.

Ward 23: Clearing Branch Library, located at 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

Ward 24: St. Agatha Parish, located at 3147 W. Douglas Blvd.

Ward 26: Humboldt Park Library, located at 1605 N. Troy St.

Ward 27: Union Park, located at 1501 W. Randolph St.

Ward 28: West Side Learning Center, located at 4624 W. Madison St. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 29: Amundsen Park, located at 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Ward 30: Kilbourn Park, located at 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Ward 31: Portage Cragin Library, located at 5108 W Belmont

Ward 32: Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, located at 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

Ward 33: McFetridge Sports Center, located at 3843 N. California Ave. [[468343803, C]]

Ward 34: West Pullman Library, located at 830 W. 119th St.

Ward 35: NEIU El Centro, located at 3390 N. Avondale Ave.

Ward 36: West Belmont Library, located at 3104 N. Narragansett Ave.

Ward 37: West Chicago Avenue Library, located at 4856 W. Chicago Ave.

Ward 38: Hiawatha Park, located at 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.

Ward 39: North Park Vill. Admin., located at 5801 N Pulaski Rd.

Ward 40: Budlong Woods Library, located at 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.

Ward 41: Roden Library, located at 6083 N. Northwest Highway (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 42: Museum of Broadcast Communications, located at 360 N. State St.

Ward 43: Lincoln Park Library, located at 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.

Ward 44: John Merlo Library, located at 644 W. Belmont Ave.

Ward 45: Dist. 16 Police Station, located at 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Ward 46: Truman College, located at 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

Ward 47: Welles Park, located at 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. (On March 19, will remain open through 7 p.m.)

Ward 48: Edgewater Library, located at 6000 N. Broadway St.

Ward 49: Pottawattomie Park, located at 7340 N. Rogers Ave.

Ward 50: Warren Park, located at 6601 N. Western Ave.

University of Illinois at Chicago: in the Student Center East, located at 750 S. Halsted St.

Northeastern Illinois University: in the basement lunch room of the Student Union Building, located at 5500 N. St. Louis St.

    These Are All 51 Early Voting Locations Across Chicago
    Dozens of early voting locations across Chicago officially opened their doors on Monday, giving voters who have already made up their minds a chance to hit the ballot box ahead of the rush. With Election Day just around the corner, officials promise that early voting provides more flexibility to cast a ballot without worrying about crowded polling places.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 04

What Chicago Residents Need to Know About Early Voting

Ward 3 Hall Branch Library 4801 S Michigan

This article has 48 other Chicago locations (Show)

Loop Super Site (new location) 16 W Adams (March 19: this site opens until 7 p.m.)

Ward 1 Goldblatt's Bldg 1615 W Chicago

Ward 2 Near North Library 310 W Division

Ward 5 Jackson Park 6401 S Stony Island

Ward 7 Jeffrey Manor Library 2401 E 100th St

Ward 8 Olive Harvey College 10001 S Woodlawn

Ward 9 Palmer Park 201 E 111th St

Ward 10 Vodak/Eastside Library 3710 E 106th St

Ward 11 Dist. 9 Police Station 3120 S Halsted

Ward 12 McKinley Park 2210 W Pershing

Ward 13 West Lawn Park 4233 W 65th St

Ward 14 Archer Heights Library 5055 S Archer

Ward 15 Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

Ward 16 Lindbloom Park 6054 S Damen

Ward 17 Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S Racine

Ward 18 Wrightwood Ashburn Library 8530 S Kedzie

Ward 19 Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W 111th St (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 20 Bessie Coleman Library 731 E 63rd St

Ward 21 Foster Park 1440 W 84th St

23 Clearing Branch Library 6423 W 63rd Pl

Ward 24 St. Agatha Parish 3147 W Douglas Blvd

Ward 26 Humboldt Pk Library 1605 N Troy

Ward 27 Union Park 1501 W Randolph

Ward 28 W. Side Learning Ctr 4624 W Madison (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 29 Amundsen Park 6200 W Bloomingdale

Ward 30 Kilbourn Park 3501 N Kilbourn

Ward 31 Portage Cragin Library 5108 W Belmont

33 McFetridge Sports Ctr 3843 N California

Ward 34 W Pullman Library 830 W 119th

Ward 35 NEIU El Centro 3390 N Avondale

Ward 36 West Belmont Library 3104 N Narragansett

Ward 37 West Chicago Av Library 4856 W Chicago

Ward 38 Hiawatha Park 8029 W Forest Preserve

Ward 39 North Park Vill. Admin. 5801 N Pulaski

Ward 40 Budlong Woods Library 5630 N Lincoln

Ward 41 Roden Library 6083 N Northwest Highway (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 42 Museum/Brdcst Communications 360 N State

Ward 43 Lincoln Park Library 1150 W Fullerton

Ward 44 John Merlo Library 644 W Belmont

Ward 45 Dist. 16 Police Station 5151 N Milwaukee

Ward 46 Truman College 1145 W Wilson

Ward 47 Welles Park 2333 W Sunnyside (March 19: this site open thru 7 pm.)

Ward 48 Edgewater Library 6000 N Broadway

Ward 49 Pottawattomie Park 7340 N Rogers

Ward 50 Warren Park 6601 N Western

Student Center East 750 South Halsted Street

9501 South M L King Jr. Drive

5500 North St. Louis Street

    What Chicago Residents Need to Know About Early Voting
    Elections are quickly approaching and early voting is already taking place on Monday, March 5. Here's what Chicago voters need to know: There are 51 locations scattered throughout the city that will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

Mar 04

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    PER CITY OF CHICAGO ELECTRICAL VIOLATION LIST,INSTALL (5) WEATHERPROOF BOXES AND LIGHTS EXTERIOR OF 2 UNIT BUILDING '

    4527 S. Wabash Ave. Issued March 2, 2018 Comment

Mar 01

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