36 hours 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.

36 hours ago

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.

2 days ago

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb...

4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

    Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A series of car break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
    http://hpherald.com

  • We all need to tank Kimm Foxx for creating this problem. She cares more about the criminals than the community. She should the Public Defender not the Chief Prosecutor.

Feb 06

Updated Feb 11

13 local car robberies in one month

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

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4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

    13 local car robberies in one month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department released a community alert to inform residents about about 13 robberies within the area last month. In each robbery, Chicago Police said the victims left their vehicles unattended and unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 09

Filming Notice - Federal

February 12th, see flyer for details

Feb 08

Kenwood’s historic Richard Nash House sells for $1.125M

...s 1896 Richard Nash House has sold. The seven-bedroom and five-bathroom mansion at 4841 S. Greenwood Avenue fetched $1.125 million in a deal that closed earlier this week. The sale price...

    Kenwood's historic Richard Nash House sells for $1.125M
    After nine months on the market, Kenwood's 1896 Richard Nash House has sold. The seven-bedroom and five-bathroom mansion at 4841 S. Greenwood Avenue fetched $1.125 million in a deal that closed earlier this week. The sale price was considerably lower than the property's initial asking price of $2.2 million last spring.
    https://chicago.curbed.com

Feb 08

Jan 31

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.

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 24

Updated Jan 28

FOUND DOG last night in Kenicott Park

60 lbs, aprox 2-5 years old
male, not neutered
no chip

contact: Brittany Wilbon
blwilbon@gmail.com

( posted on Lost Dogs IL )

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Update:puparent has been found and Ace has been reunited with his family!

Jan 26

Updated Jan 27

Handyman wanted

Neighbor’s
I am search of an “honest”, competent, reliable, handyman. References will be verified prior to meeting. If anyone knows of someone they’ve worked with who fits that’s description please reach out.
spencertracie56@gmail.com

Thanks in Advance

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    Search for 'Handyman' in the Everyblock search box and you will get several hits.

  • Jambo neighbor

    Tracie, if you still need handyman I know a very good one. Just respond and then I will contact at above email you provided...or I can just supply his contact info. The man is honest and does not turn down small jobs. I plan on hiring him for future and so do a lot of my neighbors! He has good reputation!

Jan 21

Updated Jan 24

Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

  • Culvers is going to need security, there are two high schools and several elementary schools nearby.

  • Marc of Bronzeville Homeowner, longtime Bronzeville resident

    Was there yesterday...security was visibly present

Jan 17

Updated Jan 23

Construction Jobs - Illegal Immigration Anarchy

Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections...

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Chicago is having a Construction boom.

But there are few, if any Black African American construction workers on local (Hyde Park) construction projects.

The workers seem to be a 50-50% split between White - mostly older union workers and young Hispanics. Why is this so?

Chicago Black AA public schools no longer feature "trade school" education. The handy man type of training work is now all done by "undocumented" Hispanics and when the undocumented become citizens they have ethnic connections in trade unions and it's a natural transition.

Many occupations that were once dominated by English speaking, native born and raised Black A. A. are now overwhelmingly Hispanic - jobs like cooks, bus boys, landscapers and especially nannies. Open borders advocates (the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation led by Sen. Dick Durban) always argue that the "undocumented"/Illegal aliens only do the jobs legal Americans don't want. But, if these jobs paid a higher, living wage - then native born Americans would take them.

The entire Black Congressional Caucus gets F immigration grades from NumbersUSA and go with the idea that mass immigration from Mexico and Central America is a good thing because these people will all vote Lib Democrat.

Since I lived in Southern California I noted that Hispanics have pushed out Black AA from historic places like Watts and Compton CA - and also taken over these service jobs once done by Black Americans. So far the Chicago Democrat machine has gerrymandered Aldermanic and Congressional districts to keep Black seats, but since Chicago the city has lost ~ 50% of it's Black AA population since 2000 - it's inevitable that many/most Black aldermanic and Congressional seats will turn to Hispanic.

I also go with the idea that Chicago should not be a city in anarchy where laws against illegal immigration, hard drug trafficking and human trafficking (slavery) are not enforced as are our laws against shootings and murder.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    I wouldn't say that entire Chicago Democratic machine is on board with the current immigration process. Several AA alderman have taken a slightly different approach(passive aggressive). AA alderman had to donate a ward during the last redistricting. They gave up the historical black 2nd ward that was held by a white alderman at the time. Not sure it becomes that easy during the next redistricting. It matters when your job is on the line.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle."

    I respond:

    Maybe safe for the next cycle - but after that... I see Rep. .Danny Davis losing his district, no amount of gerrymandering is going to keep the Black West side Congressional seat safe as young hipsters continue to flood in and the Hispanic population continues to rapidly decrease while Chicago's Black AA population continues to dramatically decline.

Jan 23

Found cell phone this morning

We found a cell phone on the east side of King Dr in the parkway in the 3600-3700 block. It was in the grass on the esplanade between inner and outer King Dr. text me at 312-504-5741 or call your phone if it is yours

Jan 22

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to host first Chamber Check-In event of 2018

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will host its first Chamber Check-In event of 2018, on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a residential home in Kenwood located at 4949 S. Ellis Ave. Eva Loseth, a real estate agent at “At Properties,” will host the event.

    Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce to host first Chamber Check-In event of 2018 - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce will host its first Chamber Check-In event of 2018, on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a residential home in Kenwood located at 4949 S. Ellis Ave. Eva Loseth, a real estate agent at "At Properties," will host the event.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 22

Jan 19

These Four Beautiful and Historic Kenwood Mansions Are for Sale

Launch gallery 4924 S. Woodlawn Ave.   Photo: Urban Search Corp Of Chicago

4950 S. Ellis Avenue — $1.425 million Photo: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

4908 S. Kimbark Avenue — $1.495 million Photo: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff

5008 S. Greenwood Avenue — $1.995 Photo: Coldwell Banker Residential

    These Four Beautiful and Historic Kenwood Mansions for Sale
    While Kenwood may be best known to outsiders as the Chicago home of the Obamas, locals know the neighborhood for its inventory of historic mansions. Famous names from the early days of Chicago architecture left their mark on the neighborhood, and fortunately, a landmark district has helped protect the area's architecturally significant houses.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

Jan 18

Jan 16

Pedestrian struck by Metra Electric train identified

A train near the 47th Street Metra Line station that was headed for University Park on Monday struck Lateasha K. Phillips, 31, of the 4700 Block of South Ingleside Avenue, according to Chicago Police.

    Pedestrian struck by Metra Electric train identified - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The pedestrian struck by a Metra Electric train on Monday morning has been identified. A train near the 47th Street Metra Line station that was headed for University Park on Monday struck Lateasha K. Phillips, 31, of the 4700 Block of South Ingleside Avenue, according to Chicago Police.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 15

MLK Day celebrations call for public service, challenge divisive political climate

900-999 E. 50th St.

    MLK Day celebrations call for public service, challenge divisive political climate
    CHICAGO -- As the nation honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born 89 years ago in 1929, many observed the holiday in Chicago by using their day off to do acts of community service instead.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 13

Updated Jan 15

Cell phone found

We found a cell phone in a black case in our front yard at 3527-3529 S King Dr

  • Annette Bada North Kenwood resident

    Good and neighborly for you to reach out and attempt to find the owner. You are to be commended.

  • We found the owner. It is a neighbor. Cell phones are so expensive!!!

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

    I'll bet your neighbor is grateful. Thanks for being a good neighbor!

Jan 04

Jan 03

POLICE YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

February – A man was shot Monday night, Feb. 13, on the 4700 Block of South Drexel Avenue.

A 33-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night, Feb. 19, on the 5000 block of S. Drexel Blvd., at 11:52 p.m.

March – A 28-year-old man was shot Wednesday night, March 23, on the 1100 block of East 48th Street. The man was in a vehicle at approximately 7:23 p.m. when he was...

The shooting happened in the 5200 Block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at 2:45 p.m.

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The Chicago Police Department breaks up a fight at the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue. – Spencer Bibbs

January – 25-year-old Robert Jones was shot on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, on the 5100 Block of South Blackstone Avenue at 9 p.m., and later died from his injuries.

A friend took him to St. Bernard Hospital, 326 W. 64th St., in stable condition.

...pain. The driver of the vehicle transported the victim to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim was later transferred to Stroger Hospital...

...with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, 1969 W. Ogden Ave., in critical condition...

...abdomen and the leg. He transported himself in stable condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Ave., he was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, 1969 W. Ogden Ave., in stable condition...

According to police, at 8:05 p.m., the man, was riding in the back seat of a car driving northbound on 5500 Block of South Hyde Park Blvd. when he was shot.

The man was self-transported to the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Medical Center, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The man was later transferred to Mt. Sinai, 1500 S. Fairfield Ave.

The suspect approached the victim as he was exiting a vehicle on the 5300 Block of South Cornell Avenue at 5:16 p.m., according to the Chicago Police.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the side and arm and was transported to Northwestern Hospital, 251 E. Huron St., in stable condition.

It happened in the 5700 Block of South Lake Shore Drive at 11:45 a.m.

Police say the woman was riding in the passenger seat of a car that was driving in the 1400 Block of East 53rd Street at 11:39 p.m. when several men fired shots from the sidewalk.

Chicago Police said the victim was standing in the 5400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and an offender began firing at the victim from the inside of the car.

...are both students at Jones College Prep, and Wint, who attends Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., led a massive peaceful protest in downtown Chicago last summer in response to the killings...

Kalven’s Hyde Park-based Invisible Institute, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., previously won the Hillman Foundation’s monthly Sidney Award in December 2015 for its Citizens Police Date Project, which is the most extensive interactive database of police misconduct complaints.

Police sought out new ways to deter violence in the city – In July, the Chicago Police Department rolled out new patrol vehicles at the Wentworth Police District, 5101 S. Wentworth Ave.,

During the public announcement, the department said that it would issue 550 new Ford Explorers and Interceptors across the city that will be built at the Torrence Avenue Ford plant, 12600 S. Torrence Ave.

Rainey is originally from Chicago. He grew up near Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive, and attended De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave. before his family moved to California in the late 1970s.

Rainey is originally from Chicago. He grew up near Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive, and attended De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave. before his family moved to California in the late 1970s.

    POLICE YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Crime, shootings, UCPD gets new police chief and more in 2017 By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The number of shootings in the city at large is down in comparison to 2016. Shootings in Hyde Park are relatively low in contrast to the entire city. However, robberies continue to be an issue in the neighborhood.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 03

Theater Profile: Hyde Parker Jeffery Owen Freelon, Jr. to star in “The Light”

...the 26 year old moved as a baby with his family to an apartment at 53rd Street and Ellis Avenue and lived there until he was 5 or 6, when his mother bought a “big...

...until he was 5 or 6, when his mother bought a “big old house” at 46th Street and Greenwood Avenue that she renovated. He left home only in 2009 to study acting at the University...

...seriously interested in theater in fourth grade at Harvard St. George, a private school at 4810 S. Ellis Avenue that closed in 2003. “We were reading ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ in class and...

The cultural landmark he misses most is the graffiti “permission” wall that was in the alley behind 1300 E. 53rd Street until it was torn down in 2014. “It had a lot of beautiful art that’s gone now,” he said sadly.

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“The Light” Loy Webb’s romantic drama, continues through Feb. 4, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets ($20) are available at www.thenewcolony.org.

    Theater Profile: Hyde Parker Jeffery Owen Freelon, Jr. to star in "The Light" - hpherald.com
    By Anne Spiselman Jeffery Owen Freelon, Jr. who opens in The New Colony's world premiere of "The Light" on Jan. 7, has lived in Hyde Park most of his life and says that the neighborhood has helped make him the person-and actor-he is today. Born on the North Side, the 26 year old moved as ...
    http://hpherald.com

Dec 30

Updated Jan 01

FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

Dec 27

Updated Jan 01

U. of C. to host Dr. Martin Luther King bus tour and discussion

Black, who worked with King, will speak about him and the Civil Rights Movement in relation to Chicago. The tour will visit the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St., Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., and other sites in the city that were significant to King’s work and his legacy.

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Black, who worked with King, will speak about him and the Civil Rights Movement in relation to Chicago. The tour will visit the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St., Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., and other sites in the city that were significant to King’s work and his legacy.

The event will begin with refreshments at the Center for Identity and Inclusion, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave., at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday.

    U. of C. to host Dr. Martin Luther King bus tour and discussion - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Professor, historian and civil rights activist Timuel D. Black will share stories about Civil Rights Movement Leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., during the University of Chicago's annual legacy of "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bus Tour and Discussion" on Saturday, Jan. 13.
    http://hpherald.com

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    BC I agree that "Gentrification" is a real problem in many parts of the United States - poor Blacks are now being pushed out of Washington DC, pretty much all of New York City including Harlem, gentrification is pushing Blacks or just all poor people out of the Bay Area,...

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    BC I agree that "Gentrification" is a real problem in many parts of the United States - poor Blacks are now being pushed out of Washington DC, pretty much all of New York City including Harlem, gentrification is pushing Blacks or just all poor people out of the Bay Area, and mass Hispanic immigration and ethnic cleansing is pushing Black African Americans out of Southern California - places that were considered Black AA for ever - Watts, Compton have tipped to Hispanic. Soon there won't be any Black AA elected officials in the States of Calfiornia.

    But I just don't see Gentrification as a big problem in the neighbors directly West of Hyde Park - this area needs investment, needs people who want to build things.

    I'm excited that the Black AA tennis coach of US Open women's champion Sloan Stevens has built a huge tennis center at 53rd to 55th street on State Street. If the Obama Library had gone in near there there would be 2 pillars to revitalize this area and they would have positive Black AA owners, investors. But, the Obama elitist clique has to have everything on the Lakefront or Downtown.

    Again, this Obama elitist clique just wants the votes of poor Black AA =- but doesn't want to mix with them or really help them in any meaningful way.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Oh and happy New Year Bronzeville Curmudgeon and all my other nice neighbors in the Hyde Park, Kenwood, Bronzeville communities. Chicago can be a rough and brutal places, but it's been on balance good to me because of my nice neighbors.

    God bless you all and God protect you all in this new year. Stay safe.

Jan 01

Dec 27

Updated Dec 31

Our Police Stations aren't homeless shelters

Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.

I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper...

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Our Chicago can be a very rough, mean and cruel city. It's not just the appalling numbers of shootings and murders - other basic city services are falling down and now we have a brutal, arctic cold wave and homeless people are in distress.

I note that the 51st street (by the Dan Ryan) Police station is being used as a homeless shelter. As is the downtown Harold Washington library during the day - the urine stench in the newspaper room is very strong.

We need to pressure our representatives to restore our police stations for the service of policing and move the homeless to shelters or shame obscenely endowed none profit organizations (University of Chicago, Northwestern, Loyola, Depault) to build some new homeless shelters. Depaul University just got the City to build them a very expensive basketball stadium in prime real-estate in the South Loop. The Depaul basketball team hasn't been any good since the late 1970s. The Catholic Church has been really falling down in doing basic charities and now prefers to embrace PC Lib Leftist causes like making Chicago a sanctuary city where the laws against illegal immigration (drug trafficking, people trafficking, sexual slave trafficking) aren't enforced.

But, the key issue here is that we need our 51st street police station back as an effective police station and not a (diseased) homeless shelter.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-englewood-barbie-20171222-story.html

    Feeding the homeless at Club 51: 'They are my friends, I break bread with them'
    Aleta Clark says she was 18 months old when her mom dropped her off at a South Side police station and walked off. Nearly 30 years later, Clark walked into another station on the South Side in February to see a relative and noticed a lobby filled with people seeking shelter from the cold night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • What a bunch of soulless scrooges. What would Jesus do?

  • west bridgeporter just trying to be a good neighbor

    I'm not soulless. I believe in helping the homeless but letting them reside in a police station doesn't provide the services they need.

Dec 31

Dec 30

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE THE WATER LINES IN BASEMENT AND REMOVE OLD GALVANIZED PIPING AND INSTALL ALL NEW COPPER WATER LINES. INSTALL NEW WATER TANK.ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL. SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    5021 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued December 28, 2017 Comment

Dec 29

  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Provide And Install One (1) 950lb.cap, 40 FPM, 4-Stop, 2-#60 Roller Chains, Counterweighted Chaine Driven Private Resideince Passenger Elevator In Unit A. Must Be A Single Family Residence. Pursuant To The Plans Submitted.

    5052 S. Ellis Ave. Issued December 27, 2017 Comment

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