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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.

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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

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Courtyard elevations only (area of appx 1500sf) masonry repairs, spot tuckpointing, replace lintels (not longer than 6ft), repair cracks as needed- -(no structural work)- all work same as existing; subject to field inspections

    4721 S. Ellis Ave. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

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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.

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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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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    FIRE WALLS AND DOORS TO BE UPGRADED AND PROVIDE SPRINKLER ROOM AT EXISTING EQUIPMENT LOCATION, AS PER PLANS.WORK TO BE DONE AT PARKING GARAGE AREA ONLY, OF AN EXISTING FOUR STORY MASONRY BUILDING CONTAINING THIRTY FIVE DWELLING UNITS

    4627 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued April 6, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR/REPLACE DRYWALL (APPX 1000SF) & WINDOWS. FLOORING (WOOD/TILE). TILE. CABINETS- (NO STRUCTURAL WORK) (NO ELECTRICAL WORK UNDER THIS PERMIT)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    4836 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued April 5, 2018 Comment

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Free Trees!

Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

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Hi Neighbors,

In case you weren't aware, you can get FREE trees for your street from the city or working with a non-profit called Openlands. If it’s just one or a few trees then make a request through 311. If your street has open spots for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands. More details below.

For one or just a few trees, go through the city’s 311 online system (search tree planting) or call 311:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

It takes time for requests to get fulfilled. My request took a couple of years before I got a call and something happened.

When I talked to one of the guys who runs tree planting for the city he said they plant trees based on demand. If no requests are made, no trees get planted. Be specific with your requests. For example, one tree at the curb outside XXXX S Calumet. The number of trees the city plants depends on the budget for the year. If the budget doesn’t cover the full list for the city (typical), then the list rolls over to the next year.

If you have space for 10+ trees then apply for a grant from Openlands:

https://openlands.org/trees/treeplanters-grants/

They will plant on city public land. Public land is considered to be the parkways between the curb and the sidewalk in front of residential houses, CPS school property, and some vacant lots. You need to organize a group of volunteers to help with planting. For example, neighbors, school group, church group, block club, etc.

Last Fall our group of neighbors planted 40 trees on two blocks in the neighborhood. It was a nice neighborhood event and a great way to fill in empty spots along the street that were missing trees.

Make the South Side even more beautiful!

    City of Chicago :: 311 City Services
    311 City Services Administrative Hearings Animal Care & Control Aviation Budget & Management Buildings Bus. Affairs & Consumer Protection City of Chicago TV Civilian Office of Police Accountability Cultural Affairs & Special Events Emergency Mgmt & Communications
    https://www.cityofchicago.org

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