2 days ago

Updated 1 hour 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?

  • The South Shore Cultural Center has hosted an annual jazz fest for 31 years as well as numerous other cultural events. It's on the south side.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Downtown and the Lakefront are always going to be more desirable for concerts and cultural events than off the lake South Side, West Side etc.

    Hell, just look at the Obama Foundation land grab of our Jackson Park! The Obamas don't live in Chicago anymore, Barack just moved here for...

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    Downtown and the Lakefront are always going to be more desirable for concerts and cultural events than off the lake South Side, West Side etc.

    Hell, just look at the Obama Foundation land grab of our Jackson Park! The Obamas don't live in Chicago anymore, Barack just moved here for a bit as a base of operations. The Obamas when they do come to Chicago want to be downtown on the Gold Course or on our South Side Lake front which they are turning in to their private Obamaland complete with a Tiger Woods 18 hole golf course!

    This public land worth at least $100 million was given to the Obama Foundation for free!

    SO the reality is that the Obama elites and other (mostly) Black AA elites (John Rogers, Desiree Rogers (no relation) Mellony Hopkins etc want the votes of poor Black African Americans on the South and West sides but they don't want to mix with them.

    The one great exception is the young start Black AA tennis coach and Tennis entrepreneur Kamal (sp?) Murray who has just completely the largest non profit tennis center in the United States at 54th and State. I've seen it - it is excellent and seems to be run by very competent, no nonsense Black AA women. Good for them.

    I am way past disappointed by Chicago's Black AA Lib Dem elite. They seem to all want to live the Oprah life and hang out in posh places in Southern California, Hawaii, Manhattan, Georgetown DC - sure they mouth off about championing the cause of poor oppressed Black African Americans - they just never seem to do anything that works and in their own lives, they painstakingly avoid mixing or even every going to any place where there are poor Black African Americans.

44 hours ago

Updated 3 hours 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???

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    My own politics is neither Conservatives nor PC Liberal - I like to be open minded, tolerant about many things but not tolerant of violent crime.

    Unfortunately the Conservatives who rant and rave about how God awful Liberal Democrats are regarding crime tend to be right when it comes to...

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    My own politics is neither Conservatives nor PC Liberal - I like to be open minded, tolerant about many things but not tolerant of violent crime.

    Unfortunately the Conservatives who rant and rave about how God awful Liberal Democrats are regarding crime tend to be right when it comes to top Chicago Lib Democrats Rahm, Tonnie P, Kim Fox and Thomas Dart - they take the view that there are simply too many "minorities" (What does that even mean?) in jail and so they simply let street criminals - especially those under the age of 19 get away with robbery, assault, selling hard drugs, carrying illegal guns, even car jackings.

    We the law abiding citizens must begin to personally dox these irresponsible Lib Democrat officials or else... call in the Feds.

    If local Lib Democrats can't do the basics regarding crime, it's a perfect opportunity for national Republicans, the Trump administration to step in - let's make car jackings, drive by shootings a Federal Hate crime.

    Isn't attempted murder of regular citizens very hateful? Or do folks go with the idea that it's only hateful when the police shoot someone or when one is disrespected at Starbucks or some Southerner uses the "N word"

  • Amanda Dennis Transplant from Seattle.

    Without wanting to get political and using buzz words - human trash is human trash - no matter what race, color or creed. I don't have time to get shot, I don't have time to organize another HOA meeting to get our vintage brick siding fixed due to bullet holes,...

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    Without wanting to get political and using buzz words - human trash is human trash - no matter what race, color or creed. I don't have time to get shot, I don't have time to organize another HOA meeting to get our vintage brick siding fixed due to bullet holes, I don't have time to stay home from work in order to wait for the glass/window guy to fix my car window that has been shot out - which is what is going to happen if I can't get law enforcement to do a little preventative maintenance and patrol an area that clearly has an issue. I have reached out to management companies, towing companies, lot owners and I call 911, instead of turning a blind eye (or ear) and pretending it's not my problem. For the love of all good and holy, children live in that building! I've done my due diligence as a human being - what other actionable behavior can I do to get the result (safety) I want?

3 hours ago

Our filthy public schools at a cost of $259 million a year!

There are so many, many reasons Chicago's one party Lib Democrat rule isn't working. Obscenely expensive government contracts are given to non competitive insiders like

Aramark - a Philadelphia based company. Aramark was recently given get this a

$289 million annual contract for the exclusively rights to clean and do maintenance for Chicago public schools!

That's over 1/4 of a billion $! what kind of job are they doing? Well public schools in Bronzeville failed board of health inspections with rodent infestation, filthy bathrooms etc. https://marathonpundit.blogspot.com/2018/03/rat-droppings-filth-and-bugs-most.html

https://secondcitycop.blogspot.com.tr/2018/04/nice-school-cleaners-rahm.html

    Second City Cop
    Per CPS rules, anyone who works in a facility has to pass a background check. A background check requires that they submit to a drug test. Sounds like Aramark is skirting rules. What's also interesting is that CPS just got their credit rating upgraded ever so slightly. How does that tie into Aramark?
    http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com.tr

30 hours ago

LSC election results for school in Hyde Park – Kenwood

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

The following candidates won Local School Council elections at public schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1.

Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    LSC election results for school in Hyde Park - Kenwood - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The following candidates won Local School Council elections at public schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1. Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. Parent representatives: Joseph Lewis, Lorenzo Sanchez, Patrica Sanchez, Karen Stanford, Tiffany Johnson and Youlandra ...
    https://hpherald.com

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2 days 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

5 days ago

  • 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
  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ADD EXTRA CIRCUITS TO PERMIT NUMBER 100711751

    5021 S. Drexel Blvd. Issued April 19, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Jul 21 2015

Updated 5 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.

5 days ago

LSC election results for school in Hyde Park – Kenwood

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

The following candidates won Local School Council elections at Chicago Public Schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1.

Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    LSC election results for school in Hyde Park - Kenwood - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The following candidates won Local School Council elections at Chicago Public Schools in Hyde Park and Kenwood. They will serve two-year terms that begin on July 1. Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave. Parent representatives: Joseph Lewis, Lorenzo Sanchez, Patrica Sanchez, Karen Stanford, Tiffany Johnson and ...
    https://hpherald.com

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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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Local elementary schools’ LSC elections to be held on April 18

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St.

This article has 8 other Chicago locations (Show)

Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St.

...says he has assisted principal Bernadette Glover with community relations. His business, ASB Educational Institute (5726 S. Stony Island Ave.), provides CPS students with after-school homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring and summer camp enrichment...

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Cody Puckett is a 12th grade teacher at Epic Academy in South Shore (8255 S. Houston Ave.), saying that he knows the distinct challenges that students face in college admissions. “I would...

...the planned closure of her son’s elementary, the National Teachers Academy in South Loop (55 W. Cermak Rd.) and stressed the importance of equity and investment in neighborhood schools. Her son, a 3rd...

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St.

    Local elementary schools' LSC elections to be held on April 18 - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Local elementary schools will hold Local School Council elections on April 18, when parents can pick up report cards. An LSC is an elected body at Chicago non-service academy public schools. They approve school fund and resource allocation, develop and monitor an annual school improvement plan and select a school's ...
    https://hpherald.com

Apr 11

Local public schools’ recorded maintenance, cleanliness violations warrant thousands in daily fines

...were completed at every public school in Hyde Park and Kenwood except Reavis Elementary School (834 E. 50th St.) and published by the Sun-Times. The Chicago Department of Public Health could be fining...

This article has 9 other Chicago locations (Show)

Recent Chicago Sun-Times reporting has uncovered systemic maintenance and cleanliness issues at Chicago Public Schools, which commissioned—but did not complete—a “blitz” inspection of 220 schools after Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville (4415 S. King Dr.) failed two health inspections last fall.

...School failed its health inspection. Since then, reports were completed at every public school in Hyde Park and Kenwood except Reavis Elementary School (834 E. 50th St.) and published by the Sun-Times. The...

Hyde Park resident Kara Howe knew the situation at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., where her two children attend, was bad even before the exposé’s publication. She saw...

Violations observed on December 11 at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., could warrant $11,000 in daily fines. Clutter and students’ food items were found in...

Violations observed on December 12 at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., could warrant $25,750 in daily fines. The office was cluttered with boxes on the...

Violations observed on December 12 at Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., could warrant $9,250 in daily fines. Employee facilities were cluttered. Hot foods were not...

Violations observed on December 12 at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., could warrant $5,500 to $7,000 in daily fines. Built-up dirt, clogged floor...

Violations observed on December 12 at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., could warrant $9,000 in daily fines. Facilities were unorganized, cluttered, dusty and dirty, and...

Violations observed on December 12 at Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., could warrant $9,250 in daily fines. In the food service area, hood covers and...

    Local public schools' recorded maintenance, cleanliness violations warrant thousands in daily fines - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Recent Chicago Sun-Times reporting has uncovered systemic maintenance and cleanliness issues at Chicago Public Schools, which commissioned-but did not complete-a "blitz" inspection of 220 schools after Mollison Elementary in Bronzeville (4415 S. King Dr.) failed two health inspections last fall.
    https://hpherald.com

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  • 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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