4 days ago

UNITY IN THE CHURCH!!!!!!

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

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?

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

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.

Jul 05

Jul 02

Jun 29

I no longer have hope in white America

Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to a crowd from the back of a truck at 48th and South State Street in Chicago on July 24, 1965.

    I no longer have hope in white America
    "I have reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block toward freedom is not the White citizen's councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to order than justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension, to a positive peace, which is the presence of justice; who constantly says, 'I agree with you with the goals that you seek, but can't agree with your methods of direct action."
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 28

Jun 26

Updated Jun 27

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.

Jun 24

llustrated Map of Bronzeville and its Historic Sites!

I grabbed this at a festival today. Order one for yourself at joemills.com.

Jun 22

Jun 15

12-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Cousins In West Garfield Park

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Police said 12-year-old She’Nyah O’Flynn and her family were on their way home from a graduation party around 11 p.m., when two men began shooting on the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street.

Jun 14

Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools

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39 W. 47th Street

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    Where to Swim: Chicago Public Pools
    Mather High School Pool Indoor Pool5835 N. Lincoln Avenue(773) 534-2412 Website Amundsen High School Pool Indoor Pool5110 N. Damen Avenue(773) 534-2425 Pool Website Winnemac Park Website Uplift High School Pool Indoor Pool900 W. Wilson Avenue(312) 742-7709 Pool Website Clarendon Park Website Wrightwood Pool Outdoor Pool2534 N.
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Jan 25 2017

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Dog Park Article in South Side Weekly

If you haven't seen it, the South Side Weekly did a nice write-up about efforts in Bronzeville to bring more dog parks to the South Side.

http://southsideweekly.com/barcing-up-the-right-tree/

    BARCing up the Right Tree
    Dogs on the South Side shouldn't need to drive all over the city to get out more and exercise." When Benjamin Gerhold tells me this in an email, it makes for a funny image-a poodle in a coupe, perhaps-but it strikes upon an issue that has long gone unaddressed.
    http://southsideweekly.com

Feb 09 2017

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Dog Park "Fun"raiser this Sunday

Just a friendly reminder that the BARC Bronzeville Dog Park "Fun"raiser is this Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 at DoGone Fun in the South Loop.

A few logistical things if you are planning on attending....parking is free on Sundays on the street around DoGone Fun. They also have a small parking lot that will fill up quickly.

We can take cash, credit, or debit at the door. Money goes towards covering the forming of our 501c3, costs for the event, and working towards the new dog park.

If you cannot make the event but would like to donate you can do so through the EventBrite page linked below.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dogone-fun-tickets-31886959755

    DoGone Fun!
    Please join us for a "Fun"raiser at DoGone Fun! There will be treats for people and dogs, and this will be a great opportunity for everyone to socialize and generate even more positive energy for our dog park! A few important details about our "Fun"raiser.
    http://eventbrite.com
  • Sara Brandt New South Loop Resident

    We have an attorney and account who volunteer as advisors to our Board.. Lots of animal lovers out there. May be worth checking around for the same. Lots of regulations to follow!

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    This old post comes up in Google search for Bronzeville Dog Park, so if you happen to stumble onto this post and want to learn more, check out this website:

    http://www.barcparks.org/

Sep 30 2014

Updated Jun 14

Bronzeville Support for Southside Dog Parks

Dear Fellow Bronzeville Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown...

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Dear Fellow Bronzeville Puparents,

I'm reaching out to you in hopes we can connect and give support to one another in creating and maintaining safe and fun environments for our furkids to play, exercise and socialize.

There are currently three such places in Woodlawn aka 'Wooflawn' :
Jackson Bark (Road Hazards Agility Course), Wagsworth and Woofington.
https://www.facebook.com/wooflawn/
https://foursquare.com/v/jackson-bark-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/wagsworth-dog-park-chicago-il/
https://foursquare.com/v/woofington-dog-park/

There are also two more promising dog park developments underway;
one in South Shore's Rainbow Beach led by Marion Brown marion.brown@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/SouthShoreDogBeach
and Bronzeville's Buckthorn Park led by Ephraim Lee xhle@hotmail.com

On a related note; if anyone has any old toys their pup has lost interest in, consider giving them a second life by donating them to one of the dog parks... also any grocery bags for the bag dispensers would also be greatly appreciated.

Jun 14

Death Inspires Chicago-Area Native To Write Hollywood Film

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Death Inspires Chicago-Area Native To Write Hollywood Film
    CHICAGO (CBS)- A Chicago-area native is bringing Hollywood back to his hometown of Barrington with the premiere of his new movie, "Andover." Scott Perlman, a 1990 graduate of Barrington High School, traded in his quiet suburban life for the bright lights of Los Angeles, where he's been chasing his big-screen dreams. Perlman was in town to celebrate the Midwest theatrical debut of the film he recently finished writing and directing.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Jury Selection Begins In Quintonio LeGrier Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City, Officer

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Jury Selection Begins In Quintonio LeGrier Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against City, Officer
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Jury selection begins Thursday in the lawsuit against the city and the Chicago police officer who shot and killed two people the day after Christmas in 2015. The Emanuel administration already has agreed to a $16 million settlement with the family of 55-year-old Bettie Jones, a bystander who was killed when Officer Robert Rialmo opened fire on 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Kansas City Cemetery Tells Woman They Can’t Find Her Mother’s Headstone

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Kansas City Cemetery Tells Woman They Can't Find Her Mother's Headstone
    Kansas City, MO (CBS LOCAL) - A Kansas woman got an unpleasant surprise recently when she went to visit her mother's grave. Her mother's headstone was missing. According to Tierra Morrison said that she buried her mom at Lincoln Cemetery a decade ago because it was close to where she lived at the time.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Trump Returns Salute Of North Korean General At Summit, State Media Footage Reveals

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Trump Returns Salute Of North Korean General At Summit, State Media Footage Reveals
    Newly released video footage from North Korean state media shows President Donald Trump returning a salute to a North Korean military general during this week's summit in Singapore, an extraordinary display of respect from a US president to a top officer of a hostile regime.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Public Indecency Reported On CTA Brown Line

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Public Indecency Reported On CTA Brown Line
    CHICAGO (CBS)- A man reportedly touched himself inappropriately on a CTA Brown Line train last month. Chicago police issued a community alert Thursday about the incident, which occurred May 8 around 5:30 a.m. Surveillance video taken from the train confirms a woman's report that the man moved from car to car before standing in the aisle next to the victim as he touched himself, police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Rick Gonzalez: ‘Being On Arrow Is A Dream Come True’

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    Rick Gonzalez: 'Being On Arrow Is A Dream Come True'
    DJ Sixsmith Rick Gonzalez grew up reading any Marvel comic book he could get his hands on. He was a comic book collector and loved Wolverine and Punisher. After dreaming of being a super hero, Gonzalez finally got to play one when he got the part of Wild Dog on "Arrow."
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

One Year After Grievous Gunshot Wound, Steve Scalise Takes The Field

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

    One Year After Grievous Gunshot Wound, Steve Scalise Takes The Field
    (CNN) - As House Majority Whip Steve Scalise bends down to field a ground ball rolling his way, it's clear the movement is neither easy nor natural any more. It's more labored, more mechanical - a bend at the waist, more ginger bend at the knees, with a clear search for natural balance - the kind that at one point left him completely and to this day can still be fleeting.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Updated Jun 14

Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System
    HOUMA, LA (CBS Local) - A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in the community of Pointe-aux-Chenes, according to WWL-TV, as well as The Courier.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • emj1900 bp

    EVRYBLOCK.....what does a brain eating Amoeba have to do with two missing girls in Chicago? or over crowded commuter trains for that fact? sloppy work

Jun 14

Salmonella-Linked Pre-Cut Melon Now Found In 9 States

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Salmonella-Linked Pre-Cut Melon Now Found In 9 States
    Produced at a Caito Foods facility in Indianapolis, the fruit, packaged in clear plastic containers, was distributed to retailers in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, the FDA said Tuesday in an update that upped the number of states to nine.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Strange Angel Projections At Chicago Theater

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Strange Angel Projections At Chicago Theater
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A new CBS show, "Strange Angel," debuts Thursday. Carol Burnett took the stage at the Chicago Theater Wednesday night, but outside the theater there was something strange happening. To promote the launch of "Strange Angel," images from the show were projected onto the front of the Chicago Theater next to the marquee.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 14

Chicago Eyes Airbnb Fee To Help Domestic Violence Victims

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Chicago Eyes Airbnb Fee To Help Domestic Violence Victims
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago may impose a new surcharge on home share rentals through sites such as Airbnb and use the money to provide more beds at domestic violence shelters. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday the 2 percent surcharge could generate about $1.3 million.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

GOP Senator Says Republicans In ‘Cult-Like Situation ‘ With Trump

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    GOP Senator Says Republicans In 'Cult-Like Situation ' With Trump
    (CNN) - Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker ramped up his criticism of his Republican colleagues Wednesday, railing on GOP leadership for not wanting to take on President Donald Trump on core Republican issues like trade. "We're in a strange place. It's becoming a cultish thing isn't it?"
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Trump Claims N. Korea No Longer Nuclear Threat, Tells Americans To ‘Sleep Well’

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Trump Claims N. Korea No Longer Nuclear Threat, Tells Americans To 'Sleep Well'
    (CBS) - President Donald Trump has arrived back in Washington from his historic nuclear summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore. On Wednesday morning, he took to Twitter to claim there was "no longer" a nuclear threat posed by the North Korean regime.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

Nevada Pimp Dennis Hof Wins GOP Primary, Ousts Incumbent

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Nevada Pimp Dennis Hof Wins GOP Primary, Ousts Incumbent
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 27

Updated Jun 13

Chicago's Gun Control Laws - Not Enforced

Lots of Chicago and National Lib Dems have been virtue signaling over the issue of gun control after yet another terrible schools shooting, mass killing. Former Chicago Public School director and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan (never went to a public school, taught in a public school, sends his children to expensive private school) has called for a national mass walkout of students until strict gun control laws are passed.

But the reality here in our Chicago is that existing...

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Lots of Chicago and National Lib Dems have been virtue signaling over the issue of gun control after yet another terrible schools shooting, mass killing. Former Chicago Public School director and Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan (never went to a public school, taught in a public school, sends his children to expensive private school) has called for a national mass walkout of students until strict gun control laws are passed.

But the reality here in our Chicago is that existing gun control laws are often just not enforced.

Take the case of Daryl Williams who was caught with a stolen hand gun that he bought on the street (he admitted that) he was firing off the gun in our street, caught by the cops. But Chicago judge Stephanie Miller - champion of our county's "affordable bail" movement let Williams go free on recognizance bond (not even electric monitoring) and sure enough Williams proceeds to get another illegal hand gun and..... murder someone! This terrible, representable Chicago murder case was not covered by the mainstream media but was covered by the excellent Boys down crime blog CWBChicago

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/prosecutors-murderer-was-free-on.html

    Prosecutors: Gun Offender Was Free On Recognizance Bond When He Got Another Gun And Killed A Man
    When Daryl Williams stepped in front of Cook County Judge Stephanie Miller on Wednesday, it wasn't the first time the two had seen each other. Back in November, Miller-a champion of the county's "affordable bail" movement-let Williams go free on a recognizance bond after he was charged with possessing a stolen handgun on the South Side.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • emj1900 bp

    With all the complaints about how lenient on criminals...Remember Preckwinkle got to run again on your vote...and you know darn will Foxx will stay..

    She and Kim Foxx think too many black and brown "thug criminals" are in jail. I guess it makes them both feel like they being picked...

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    With all the complaints about how lenient on criminals...Remember Preckwinkle got to run again on your vote...and you know darn will Foxx will stay..

    She and Kim Foxx think too many black and brown "thug criminals" are in jail. I guess it makes them both feel like they being picked on. BOO HOO! It's the Lawbiding citizens who are being picked on and off. In the era (60-70's) I grew up in, these punks were given 2 choices...JAIL or the ARMY ! Color was not an option.. Judges then, didn't pussyfoot around. But then too, Chicago wasn't out of control either. Old man Daley didn't put up with it PERIOD!..CPD knows there are gang issues... I remember when CPD sat down with these leaders and hashed it out. Seems every punk walking our streets has a gun..

    Preckwinkle and Foxx need to wake up.... And wake up fast. CPD seems to be doing their job at catching these thugs as Preckwinkle and Foxx play their games with releasing them back onto our streets only to commit more crimes...While they both say they are tough on crime.. which is laughable....

  • Why do liberal, left, progressive types, who tout "gun safety", bemoan the cost of incarceration? For the sake of public safety, those are tax dollars well spent. Besides the emotional cost endured, what is the physical cost of funeral related expenses? I'm thinking that the personal loss of a loved one from a repeat offender would change the mindset of those who whine about the cost of putting a criminal behind bars.

Jun 13

Metra Apologizes, Adds Cars To Relieve Overcrowding On BNSF Trains

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Metra Apologizes, Adds Cars To Relieve Overcrowding On BNSF Trains
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Metra is making an effort to alleviate the overcrowded trains some riders have been dealing with since new schedules went into effect on the BNSF Railway line on Monday. Some BNSF trains have been so crowded during the morning rush this week, Metra issued a letter of apology, and decided to add extra cars to a half dozen trains beginning Wednesday morning.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 13

FBI Agent Turns Himself In After Gun Goes Off While Doing Backflip

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    FBI Agent Turns Himself In After Gun Goes Off While Doing Backflip
    CHICAGO (CBS) - An FBI agent turned himself in following an incident where his gun went off while he was doing a backflip in a Colorado bar. Chase Bishop, 29, is being charged with second degree assault. He turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 12

Retired Police Officer Honored For His Bravery During Armed Carjacking

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South SideThe family of missing a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public’s help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 21, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street.

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Missing Woman Shantieya Smith Found Dead In North Lawndale GarageShantieya Smith, 26, of the 1700 block of South Central Park Avenue, was last seen leaving home on May 25.

    Retired Police Officer Honored For His Bravery During Armed Carjacking
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Armed carjackers targeted a senior citizen who says they picked the wrong guy. The retired police officer pulled his trigger first. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez was there when the officer was recognized for his bravery. "The first guy came running at me, combat style," recalled Robert Olson.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 12

13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South Side

Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 31, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street. According to Chicago police, she also frequents the area near 6000-6300 S. Damen and 6300 S. Winchester.

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Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 31, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street. According to Chicago police, she also frequents the area near 6000-6300 S. Damen and 6300 S. Winchester.

Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 31, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street. According to Chicago police, she also frequents the area near 6000-6300 S. Damen and 6300 S. Winchester.

    13-Year-Old Reported Missing From South Side
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The family of a missing 13-year-old girl is asking for the public's help. Yasminda Mitchell was last seen on May 31, 2018 in the area of 100 W. 47th Street. According to Chicago police, she also frequents the area near 6000-6300 S. Damen and 6300 S. Winchester.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jun 06

Jun 02

South Side Mob Continues North Beach front Attacks

Crime blogs CWBChicago and Second City Cop report teen mobs again attacking bicyclist and pedestrians on the North Lakefront path this Thursday May 31st).

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/streeterville-groups-of-offenders.html

"A group of teens was seen pushing people into Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Thursday night. The reports follow reported mayhem along beaches and Downtown streets last weekend as roving groups of teenagers caused trouble, forcing Chicago Police officers to try to corral their movements.

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Crime blogs CWBChicago and Second City Cop report teen mobs again attacking bicyclist and pedestrians on the North Lakefront path this Thursday May 31st).

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/06/streeterville-groups-of-offenders.html

"A group of teens was seen pushing people into Lake Michigan near Navy Pier Thursday night. The reports follow reported mayhem along beaches and Downtown streets last weekend as roving groups of teenagers caused trouble, forcing Chicago Police officers to try to corral their movements.

The group of about 10 teens was seen pushing people into the lake in the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, according to Chicago Police. Downtown Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said witnesses described the group of teens catching four different victims off-guard between the hours of 11 p.m. and midnight Thursday. "

This makes 3 out of the last 5 weekends that pedestrians were attacked by mobs on North Michigan Avenue & the north Lakefront path. Lots of evidence indicates these flash mobs originate from 47th and State Street Red Line - the mobs were organized on Social media. Why haven't local law enforcement identified the mob organizers. One suburban young man was in critical condition after having his skull crushed. The Chicago mainstream media and CPD chief Eddie Johnson have covered up these terrible crimes and tried to spin this as just teens of all races and ethnic groups and classes causing typical teenage trouble. NO. This #&*$@# has to stop. Who's doing this from our neighborhoods. Our Hyde Park/Kenwood/South Shore/Bronzeville communities have excellent political and law enforcement resources. Let's use them now to identify the leaders of these wilding flash mob criminal attacks.

Sun Times Columnist Mary Mitchell has stood out being one of the few Chicago media voices being honest about these teen thug attacks:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/for-all-teens-to-be-welcome-on-mag-mile-hold-the-miscreants-accountable/

    Streeterville: Groups Of Offenders Pushed Victims Into Lake Michigan Thursday Night, Cops Say
    Here we go again! Chicago police said this morning that a group of about ten "teens" pushed people into Lake Michigan in the Streeterville area on Thursday evening. No one was injured and no arrests have been made, police said. Some of the victims said the offenders appeared to be in their early 20's.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Jun 01

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May 29

High police presence on Sunday at apartments on State St and 29th

Saw there was high police presence, more than 10 squad cars, with what I assume was residents standing outside he apartments. Wondering what happened?

May 15

Updated May 29

Segregation in Chicago won't be solved while anti-"gentrification" sentiment flourishes.

The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to...

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The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to fester to the point where, even local alderman have come out amongst the ranks of the Chicago machine to decry its atrocities: "How dare white professionals think they can move into one of these areas!" Think that's hyperbolic? Look at some of the anti-development ordinances being proposed by these political 'leaders' in traditionally underserved communities. Wake up friends. They want to keep these areas economically depressed and artificially deflated to secure votes of their own prosperity - not yours. The first black POTUS can't even open his community center without legions of protests and controversy from the "where's mine!" crowd ... and we think segregation is going to be busted by a few talking points on educational policy and equity?

Nah. This is a top-down epidemic. Years of race-baiting and pandering have created this cultural cancer. Race relations have gotten worse, not better. And this disparity of equity has been created, curated and maintained by the Chicago machine. Let's not forget that.

Tough conversations and new ideas are what will solve these issues. We'll end segregation when we celebrate our individual strengths vs obsessing over our petty differences. And they are just that...beyond petty. White, black, we're all the same. But we can't fight REAL racism when we're too busy chasing fake boogeymen.

http://www.metroplanning.org/costofsegregation/roadmap.aspx?utm_source=%2froadmap&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

    Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region - Metropolitan Planning Council
    http://www.metroplanning.org
  • @agentaaw - Because no one wants to admit that part of that change needs to happen from within ... much easier to blame everyone else vs have a serious conversation or any type of real introspection.

    I'll give you a small, anecdotal example:

    Trevor Noah was interviewing Jason Reynolds regarding...

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    @agentaaw - Because no one wants to admit that part of that change needs to happen from within ... much easier to blame everyone else vs have a serious conversation or any type of real introspection.

    I'll give you a small, anecdotal example:

    Trevor Noah was interviewing Jason Reynolds regarding his latest book a few months back. At a certain part in the interview, Noah quips how "black kids don't read books", and how a black audience member told him "I can't let my friends know I read books". Reynolds' direct reply was: "Black kids only like things that are cool."

    But, what really dropped my jaw to the floor was how easily both men seemingly glossed over these extremely poignant observation(s). "No, wait!!!! That's an important conversation to have!!", I found myself internalizing towards the television. But, of course, that larger conversation never came because they'd probably get crucified from the left for delving any deeper, or lose core fans for being "culturally insensitive" considering the polarizing climate we're currently in.

    Now, is this a "racist" observation? No, it's a cultural one.

    As I said, this is a small, anecdotal example. But all one needs to do is extrapolate these small examples out into the much broader cultural sphere and we can see what devastating consequences they have. But again, no one wants to talk about it. Usually, it's "racist" to even mention it. Everyone (and I do mean everyone) wants to just bury their heads in the sand: It's not a problem that black kids don't read, or that they're ashamed to look like they enjoy learning in front of their peers. Or, even the fact that over 70% are born into single parent households. All that is completely trivial! The biggest problem facing black kids in 2018 is "racism."

    At least, that's what everyone wants you to believe.

    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/avk8pe/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-jason-reynolds---serving-young-readers-with--long-way-down-

  • I didn't know it was possible to evolve backwards. Even the slaves figured out the importance of reading. I feel as though we are headed towards living out the Mad Max movie. The poor and ignorant living underground.

    " My people parish for the lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6

May 16

Updated May 29

Wilding Mob Attack Criminals Still At Large

Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob,...

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Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob, wilding attack, trying to spin it off as just teens acting a little rowdy or worse the police lied and said it was a case of two groups fighting. No, it was a case of a young suburban man and his girl friend coming off the Oak Street Beach and getting jumped and nearly or maybe even murdered by a large group of 25-50 South Side punks who organized these attacks on Social Media. We should set up an award for information that leads to the arrest, prosecute and severe punishment of these dangerous criminals who do these violent attacks for fun.

    CPD scrambles to explain why parents of injured suburban man ignored
    The Chicago Police Department is scrambling to explain why the parents of a 21-year-old suburban man - who suffered a serious head injury after a Gold Coast attack by a mob of teenagers - were ignored for days when they tried to file a police report. Local Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    All evidence indicates this same 47th street and State Street Red Line mob organized another wilding attack, mass invasion of North Michigan Avenue and shut down the whole place this last weekend. The Chicago Mainstream media completely censored the story. http://www.cwbchicago.com

    Crime Wrigleyville and Boystown blog and Second City Cop are the best places only places covering this crime story.

May 29

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Where Learning Meets Play!

    Ms. Woehling is asking for $574.95:
    My students need a safe, play-inspired, learning environment to come and do their best work using comfy floor seats, balance balls seats, bean bags, a Design & Build Engineering Center, and more.
    Beethoven Elementary School Comment
  • Build the Strongest Readers!

    Ms. Woehling is asking for $553.09:
    My students need a strong reading and writing foundation as they move out of Kindergarten. I have chosen the most researched-based reading and writing curriculum including Lucy Calkins Units of Study, Words Their Way, and Writing Workshop.
    Beethoven Elementary School Comment

May 25

Updated May 28

All Lives Matter - Black Professor Says "Unleash those troops"

Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values...

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Here is a very interesting Op-Ed piece publishing in Washington DC "the Hill" by Chicago based Black American, Jamaican immigrant Jason D. Hill - an honors professor of philosophy at DePaul University.

Professor Hill argues that Chicago's criminal street gangs have created fiefdoms where they are extorting regular citizens offering "protection" from their own robbers, rapists and killers. He is calling on President Trump to bring in Federal law enforcement including armed troops.

"We teach, as we should, the values of self-reliance and personal responsibility. But those virtues needs a clean space to thrive and flourish, a place where an innocent 13-year-old Hispanic girl trying to earn some extra money as a babysitter is exempt from having to negotiate with extortionist gang-bangers who extract half her earnings from her under the pretense of protecting her life and her virginity. In Chicago, some neighborhoods are overseen by gangs that ought to be viewed as operators of terror cells, nihilistic institutional organizations that invade the sphere of civilized life. These gangs have declared themselves above the law. "

http://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/389056-mr-president-please-send-the-troops-to-chicago

Whether you agree or disagree with Dr. Hill, please pass this around and encourage others in our city and in places of power (Washington DC) to honestly look at the crime situation in our city. What should we do?

    Mr. President, please send the troops to Chicago
    President Trump Donald John Trump Comey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is 'an idiot' for saying protesting NFL players 'shouldn't be in the country' MORE , during your presidential campaign you made a promise to send federal troops to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.
    http://thehill.com
  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    Amen to that!
    People - realize there are A-holes in every race, color, creed, religion, socio-economic status etc. Let’s Stop being so damned overly sensitive, politically correct&solve this problem that’s tearing this city apart!!

  • Yes, stop trying to fix the blame and fix the problem!

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