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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE IV-A CONSTRUCTION. INTERIOR ALTERATIONS INCLUDING NEW ELECTRICAL, HVAC, AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT. NEW REAR WOOD DECK AND REPAIR OF FRONT WOOD DECK. NEW WOOD FRAME 3-CAR GARAGE. BUILDING FOOTPRINT WON'T CHANGE.

    4831 S. Langley Ave. Issued July 13, 2018 Comment

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UNITY IN THE CHURCH!!!!!!

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

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Jul 10

2 injured in Chicago shootings

He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

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He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

He was on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of South Karlov Avenue when someone fired at him from a dark SUV.

    2 injured in Chicago shootings
    Two people were injured in Chicago shootings on Monday, including a 17-year-old boy, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 10

Jul 10

2 injured in Chicago shootings

He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

He was walking in the 4800 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone began firing at him from a dark sedan. He ran about three-quarters of a mile to the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue.

He was on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of South Karlov Avenue when someone fired at him from a dark SUV.

    2 injured in Chicago shootings
    Two people were injured in Chicago shootings on Monday, including a 17-year-old boy, Chicago police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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?

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Reavis, Shoesmith schools pass cleanliness inspections

Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools “blitz” cleanliness inspections...

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Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools “blitz” cleanliness inspections done after news broke of severe cleanliness issues...

No other Hyde Park–Kenwood public schools were among the 408 in the new CPS report, which was dated July 3. Kenwood and Hyde Park high schools and Bret Hart, Kozminski, Murray and Ray elementary schools had previously failed cleanliness inspections.

    Reavis, Shoesmith schools pass cleanliness inspections - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools "blitz" cleanliness inspections done after news broke of severe cleanliness issues at schools district-wide. Shoesmith had failed an earlier inspection. There was no previous report filed on Reavis.
    https://hpherald.com

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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 27

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RM-5. RELOCATE EQUIPMENT SHELTER, INSTALLATION OF STANDBY DIESEL GENERATOR, AND INSTALLATION OF ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AT AN EXISTING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY, AS PER PLANS. VZW#126885.

    4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Issued June 21, 2018 Comment

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Plumber Reccomendations

Hi neighbors! Our sink in our Kenwood condo has become separated from the counter top and now we have a bit of a leak under the sink as well. We are looking for a good plumber that services the area. I know I could call roto-rooter, but I always find them impersonal and very expensive. I think the leak is causing a severe buckling in our kitchen laminate floors as well, so flooring professional recommendations are also appreciated!!!

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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 24

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    ERECT A DETACHED GARAGE 15'X20'X15' WITH ALLEY ACCESS, 2 SF OF ROOF VENTS, METAL STUDS AT 16" O.C. WITH GYPSM BRD. TYPE "X" EXTERIOR SHEATHING, NON-COMBUSTIBLE HARDI BOARD SIDING, SHINGLES CLASS "A", 36" SIDE SERVICE DOOR, 120 FF OF 6FT HIGH WIDE FENCE

    652 E. 50th Pl. Issued June 22, 2018 Comment

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