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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.

  • Ann-Marie Fallon Villasana I grew up on 50th and Blackstone in Kenwood

    I understand the numbers jaye els, but I think you are missing my point! At some point in our history, many different races and ethnic groups have been targeted as "those who take away the jobs from decent Americans" including southern blacks, the Chinese, the Irish, the Germans, the Italians,...

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    I understand the numbers jaye els, but I think you are missing my point! At some point in our history, many different races and ethnic groups have been targeted as "those who take away the jobs from decent Americans" including southern blacks, the Chinese, the Irish, the Germans, the Italians, etc, etc. This is a pattern that you are perpetuating without regarding the underlying issue of class division, etc. Again, I state that dividing people by race is not advancing anyone! How about some comments about my info on the union apprenticeship programs??

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    I appreciate your comments on the union apprenticeship.

    Thanks

    I stand by my arguments that Chicago should not have immigration anarchy or criminal, violent crime anarchy and we do have both.

    No nation can survive without borders

    No nation can survive if laws against mass illegal immigration, human trafficking (slavery)...

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    I appreciate your comments on the union apprenticeship.

    Thanks

    I stand by my arguments that Chicago should not have immigration anarchy or criminal, violent crime anarchy and we do have both.

    No nation can survive without borders

    No nation can survive if laws against mass illegal immigration, human trafficking (slavery) hard drug smuggling are not enforced.

    The Cartels are doing both big time in our Chicago - hard drug smuggling and human trafficking - slavery.

    It's also reality that Black African Americans have been pushed out of many jobs they used to do:

    Cooks, bus boys, landscaping, handy men, especially nannies.

    Black AA Americans used to dominate the job of nanny.

    There are lots of reason Chicago has lost 50% of its Black African American population and it's related why Black AA have been getting ethnically cleansed out of Southern Calfiornia.

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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 09

Filming Notice - Monday and Tuesday, January 15 & 16 from 5 am - 9 pm.

East Side of Blackstone between 51st/Hyde Park Blvd & 50th Street.

Jan 09

U of C professors work to move Obama library

There is some good news - 100 plus University of Chicago professors have publicly called to change the location of the proposed Obama Library and huge above ground parking garage currently proposed to grabbed up large parts of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance.

Their arguments are sound - the Jackson Park/Midway location destroys sacred green space, creates traffic and parking nightmares and will have very limited jobs, economic benefits to poor Black AA communities. The alternative location West of...

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There is some good news - 100 plus University of Chicago professors have publicly called to change the location of the proposed Obama Library and huge above ground parking garage currently proposed to grabbed up large parts of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance.

Their arguments are sound - the Jackson Park/Midway location destroys sacred green space, creates traffic and parking nightmares and will have very limited jobs, economic benefits to poor Black AA communities. The alternative location West of Washington Park at 55th street is so much better - on the Green El Line, no destruction of park space an anchor to create an up and coming mixed income community west of Hyde Park. Let's all get behind this:

http://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/8/university-chicago-tell-barack-obama-move-library/

    University of Chicago faculty tell Obama to move presidential library - Washington Times
    More than 100 members of the University of Chicago faculty are asking the Obama Foundation to move the proposed library honoring the 44th president to a new location because the plan as currently constituted is "socially regressive."
    http://amp.washingtontimes.com

Jan 03

EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

A class of 50 freshmen walked the halls of Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., which reopened this year. The school was closed in 2016 due to low enrollment rates and financial struggles.

...restored funds to Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., Kozminksi Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330...

...St., Kozminksi Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone...

...St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S...

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., $4,587,883

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In August, Ari Frede, principal at Ancona School announced that he would be stepping down as the Head of the Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave. In a letter to the school community, Frede said that he would transition out of the position over the remainder of 2017.

While it is his first year serving in the role as principal he is no stranger to Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Two years ago, Bright was the resident principal at Bret Harte as a part of the New Leaders Program. He worked alongside Parks. Bright was the assistant principal at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, 917 W. 88th St., during the 2016-2017 school year.

In June, The University of Chicago named Charles Abelmann as the new director of U. of C. Laboratory Schools (Lab Schools), 1362 E. 59th St.

University of Chicago (UChicago) Charter school students will spend the remainder of the school year in a brand new building located at 6300 S. University Ave.

The main entrance will be on the south end of the building facing the campus’ current school at 6420 S. University Ave.

He is also one of four co-founders of Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools, 7822 S. Dobson Ave., where he served as CEO until 2012.

...E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave...

...50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St., $3,328,690

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., $6,030,399

    EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Changes in school and district leadership, budget woes and local events shape up 2017 in education By TONIA HILL Staff Writer There were numerous changes in leadership in both public and private schools in the neighborhood over the last year. Shakeups also occurred in the Chicago Board of Education.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 03

NOTABLE FIGURES YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The pair spoke in depth to a large crowd about his book, violence in Chicago and President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Chicago on Wednesday night, Jan. 26, at KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.

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University of Chicago students Asya Akca (far left) and Oluwaseyi “Shea” Omonijo (far right) applaud as the bust of Dr. Georgiana Rose Simpson, the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. from a U.S. university, is unveiled in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., Tuesday, Nov. 28. – Marc Monaghan

Before heading to McCormick Place, the President sat down for a one-on-one interview with NBC Nightly News Anchor, Lester Holt, at Valois Restaurant, 1518 E. 53rd St.

...County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Bryon T. Brazier pastor of Apostolic Church of God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald...

...God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), South Shore Chamber, and the Chicago Urban League...

Obama gives first public address since leaving the White House at U. of C. – In April, Obama met with young leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., in his first public speaking appearance since leaving office in January.

McClear is a student at Loyola University Chicago; Patel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Watkins is a senior at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

...Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Tunisia, and China convened in Chicago at the Marriot Marquis, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 31 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, for Hyde Park-based Obama Foundation’s...

Also, featured in social spaces was a bookstore operated in partnership with Seminary-Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Before the start of the summit, Prince Harry, and Michelle Obama met with 20 students at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., which is situated directly across from the future site for the OPC.

The summit ended with a celebration at the Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Rd., with appearances by Chance the Rapper, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Gloria Estefan, Andra Day, Nas, Brandi Carlile, The National, Francis & the Lights.

Fred Hochberg, former chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank led the discussion with Brazile that was held in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., Hochberg is a resident fellow at the IOP this quarter.

    NOTABLE FIGURES YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Notable figures visit Hyde Park in 2017 By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago's Institute of Politics hosted many high profile figures in politics in the last year. In January, just weeks before President Donald Trump's inauguration his then press secretary, Sean Spicer sat down with IOP director, David Axelrod and former White ...
    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...

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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...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 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

Jan 03

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

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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

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    KITCHEN & BATHROOM REMODEL INCLUDING REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES IN SAME LOCATION (NO ALTERATIONS) (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    5442 S. Ingleside Ave. Issued December 29, 2017 Comment

Dec 30

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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Updated Dec 20

The Real Harper Court

Hyde Park, The once unique quiet little village.

  • And what was sad was the way the previous small business owners were kicked out of Harper Court leaving a void and giving it the appearance that nothing was ever there.

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    So nostalgic to see these pictures. It was one of my favorite dating spots. The Calypso and Dixie Kitchen restaurants were the best. I’m still wondering why Park 52 was closed yet it’s still standing vacant. We had a beautiful 70th Birthday Party there for my Mother. Sad, but I can help being happy about the new offerings in the area.

Dec 20

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Dec 16

Updated Dec 18

The Real Harper Court

The once Unique Little Village

Dec 18

Dec 16

Updated Dec 17

The Real Harper Court

The Beauty that once was!

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Updated Dec 13

Jacob Da Builder

R.I.P. to bronzeville's number one home builder.

  • Amen............Huge loss on so many levels, dispelled a lot of misconceptions about "Bronzeville".

Dec 13

Dec 12

4th Ward Food Drive

It's that time of the year, don't let those extra non-perishables go to waste! Myself, the Chicago Sky and the AARP will be hosting a food drive at the Jewel Osco located at 4443 E. 34th Street. The event will take place today the 12th, Thursday the 14th and this upcoming Saturday the 16th will feature a photo-booth with the Chicago Sky mascot Sky Guy!

Dec 11

Dec 09

Celebrate all over Bronzeville on Saturday December 16th!

Dear Neighbors,

There was a time when there was little to do in Bronzeville - BUT NO More! Every day we read about fun and meaningful events right here in our community. On Saturday December 16th we have THREE Holiday Parties! 6-9 PM @ SIP and Savor Bronzeville on 43rd Street (Bring a toy to benefit the children of black military women) Norm's Bistro (Ebony Lucas' Birthday Party 6-8 PM ($25 cover) and Gallery Guichard from 7-11 PM (Bring a...

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Dear Neighbors,

There was a time when there was little to do in Bronzeville - BUT NO More! Every day we read about fun and meaningful events right here in our community. On Saturday December 16th we have THREE Holiday Parties! 6-9 PM @ SIP and Savor Bronzeville on 43rd Street (Bring a toy to benefit the children of black military women) Norm's Bistro (Ebony Lucas' Birthday Party 6-8 PM ($25 cover) and Gallery Guichard from 7-11 PM (Bring a new coat, hat, scarf or gloves for Woodson school kids in need).

These locations are all in 5 minutes of each other and there's plenty of time between 6-11 PM to eat, drink and be merry with Bronzeville neighbors/friends and support three great causes. See you in Bronzeville!

Dec 09

Dec 07

Pershing #39 Bus Route, Weekend Service.

The Pershing #39 bus route weekend service pilot program is nearing its end. Make sure to tell your friends and neighbors about this valuable bus route so we can make sure it remains in our community.

Dec 06

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Nov 27

Lost Cat

ROCA, a grey cat was lost on Harper and 55th.
If you see him, please email holea39@gmail.com

Nov 27

billh0676 posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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