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    INSTALLATION OF OPTICAL LETTERSET TO REPLACE 24 HR LETTERSET ON EAST ELEVATION

    1554 E. 55th St. Issued January 17, 2018 Comment

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String of car break-ins during December

Sunday, Dec. 3, at 1 a.m. – A 29-year-old woman told authorities that when she returned to her parked vehicle in the 5500 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard, she discovered that the windows were broken.

Monday, Dec. 4, between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 p.m. – A 53-year-old man told authorities that he noticed damage to his 2005 black Honda that was parked in the 5800 block of South Stony Island Avenue. The passenger window was broken, and items were taken from the car.

Friday, Dec. 15, at 9:30 p.m. – A 40-year-old woman told authorities that she went out to her car that was parked in the 1600 block of East 56th Street and discovered that it had been vandalized.

Saturday, Dec. 16, at 1 a.m. – A 43-year-old man told authorities that items were missing from his car that was parked in the 5500 block of South Harper Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. – A 41-year-old man told authorities there was damage to his car and items were taken from it. The passenger side window was broken. The car was located in the 5700 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Sunday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m. – A 31-year-old woman told authorities her passenger side window of her car was broken and glass on the ground near her vehicle. It happened in the 5600 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

    String of car break-ins during December - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Wednesday, a Hyde Park resident made the Herald aware of a string of car break-ins that took place during December. There were seven break-ins that occurred between Dec. 3 and Dec. 27 all of which happened in the evening as early as 8 p.m.
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Alice James, 98

No service was held. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., 60615.  

    Alice James, 98 - hpherald.com
    University of Chicago Alumnus Alice James, resident of The Admiral by the Lake, Chicago, died on December 10, 2017. James was born April 5, 1919 and grew up near Pasadena, CA. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she came to Chicago to study at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration ...
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Ray to host annual fundraiser at the Promontory next month

Volunteer Charis Wuerffel (on right) waits as parents Steve and Kate Benson (on left) discuss how many raffle tickets to buy during William H. Ray School’s annual fundraiser, Raise A Glass For Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, Thursday evening, February 2, 2017. – Marc Monaghan

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will host its third annual school fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Feb. 1., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will provide childcare for school age children from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the night of the event for $20 per child plus $10 per sibling, which includes a dinner and fun activities. Ray students will not have school on Friday, Feb. 2.

    Ray to host annual fundraiser at the Promontory next month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will host its third annual school fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Feb. 1., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $40 ticket includes beer, wine and appetizers.
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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."
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Canadian Geese Environmental Destruction

I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of...

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I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of the Chicago river so untreated sewage stop flowing in to Lake Michigan - our source of drinking water. It's a basic rule of civilization not to poop in your drinking water. Well these Canadian Geese are seriously pooping in our drinking water, also ruining things for swimmers off the Point and 57th, 61st street beaches. Plus the Geese feces is food for the exploding rat population.

The Canadian Geese aren't even flying South for the Winter anymore as they have it so easy here. Even liberal Seattle did a mass culling of Geese because they valued their clean water.

Why don't we do the same? There are lots of safe, responsible shot gun and bow and arrow ways to hunt these Geese. Another option is to introduce predators.

Here's an article about the huge problems of Canadian Geese.

http://www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/geese.htm

I do note that Ald Hairston has spoken sensibly on this problem.

    Canada geese in parks
    Jackson Park home. Jackson Park News and Bulletins *Alderman Hairston says the article was incompletely published and does not include her distinction between the geese and their feces or include that any solution must be humane. At least one bird conservation organization has sent a letter to federal government asking that the protected status of the Canada goose not be lifted.
    http://www.hydepark.org
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    On the plus side, it looks like our 10 day brutal arctic cold spell has caused most of the Canadian Geese to fly South.

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Jan 03

COMMUNITY YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The event took place on the corner of Harper Avenue and Harper Court near 53rd Street. The fest featured samplings from over 80 different beer vendors and wines and mixed drinks, including food from local restaurants such as Ja’Grill and Pork Chop.

After hosting a successful “14th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party,” Eric Williams, owner of the Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., has now taking his talents to Massachusetts and is attending Harvard University Graduate School of Design on a fellowship since August.

The festival took place in the parking lot behind the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1535 E. 53rd St., and featured live music, Pumpkin Beers with great Cider, Brats, BBQ and Brass bands, brass inspired mixes and sweet fall harvest treats.

According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the first incident took place on the 1500 block of East 53rd Street when two males, ages 17 were arrested for Aggravated Battery to a peace officer after being asked by University of Chicago Police officers to leave the scene.

In honor of its 97th year anniversary, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2017 Annual Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

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The second incident took place on the 5100 block of South Kimbark Avenue after an offender struck a male victim in the head with a BB gun.

Later that evening, University of Chicago Police observed the vehicle and a pursuit ensued, leading to the offenders hopping out of the car and being both apprehended and placed into custody on the 4800 block of South Evans Avenue.

    COMMUNITY YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Celebrations and Ceremonies By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer 2017 Hyde Park Brew Fest draws huge crowd in June The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Kimbark Beverage Shoppe kicked off the summer by sponsoring the 2017 Hyde Park Brew Fest in June. "We're expecting a great day and great weather," said Jonathan T.
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Jan 03

EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

...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...

...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

    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.
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Jan 03

NON PROFITS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The Hyde Park Historical Society cable car building, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. – Photo courtesy of the Hyde Park Historical Society

The Hyde Park Historical Society hosted its annual History Fair Program on Saturday, June 17, in the sanctuary of Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

During the meeting, which took place at the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St., both organizations were reviewed by a panel of judges made up of eight SSA committee...

    NON PROFITS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., launched a crowdfunding campaign to help preserve the old Cable Car Building in Hyde Park in the month of December. The HPHS, went live in the month of December to launch its crowdfunding campaign page from its ...
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Jan 03

RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings

Hyde Park resident Susan “Sue” Freehling, founder and owner of The Freehling Pot and Pan Co., 1365 E. 53rd. St., is permanently closing her shop after nearly 43 years in business. This photo of Freehling was taken in 2005. – Marc Monahgan  

Yusho Hyde Park, 1301 E. 53rd St., would close its doors after nearly three years of operation in Hyde Park.

“From the moment they’ve got here they wanted to learn more about the community and invest in the community,” said Jonathan Swain, president of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. “It’s always sad to see a business close. I will miss seeing it on the corner [of 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue].”

The local Century 21 Affiliated, 5200 S. Harper Ave., closed its doors in September.

According to the Herald archives, Kennedy, whose office was located in the Art Deco building, 5508 S. Lake Park Ave., played a huge role in the merging of the two companies. Kennedy’s ability to...

The Greek grill opened its doors in November 2017 and currently, occupies the retail space that formerly housed Pepes, 1310 E. 53rd St.

A source close to the project said that the foundation, which has office space inside the University of Chicago building at 5235 S. Harper Court, began using the storefront space as early as September.

Eto’o Modern Asian Cuisine restaurant, 1373 E. 53rd St., held a soft opening Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and hosted a grand opening in the last week of September.

Chef K, who also owns Shinju Sushi restaurant next door to Eto’o, 1375 E. 53rd St., purchased additional space to help expand his business and offer his customers more authentic Thai food options.

Prior to his business opening, the space was previously occupied by Litehouse Grill, which was relocated to 1660 E. 55th St. in June.

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the grand opening of Vanille Patisserie, 5229 S. Harper Court, on Friday, Dec. 1.

Aloha Poke Co., 5221 S. Harper Court, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Sophia King (4th) back in October.

With all recipes made from scratch, Fabiana’s Bakery, 1658 E. 53rd St., held its grand opening celebration on Saturday June 10.

Known as one of the top fitness guru’s in the city, Annie Padrid, owner of “The Space: Functional Applied Fitness LLC,” 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd., added a new space to her fitness facility.

The Threading and Waxing Salon, 1648 E. 53rd St., hosted its grand opening in Hyde Park on Aug. 30.

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Powell also said with rent cost and the value of amenities on the rise in Hyde Park, she’s decided to move her frozen yogurt shop to Café at Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in Bronzeville.

Build Coffee Shop hosted its grand opening on Saturday, June 24, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

This marks the second move for the foundation since its inception in January 2014. The foundation moved from its original location 300 E. Randolph St. to the Harper Court building in March 2016.

The fitness studio franchise opened on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the City Hyde Park building, 5111 S. Harper Ave.

Fabiana’s, which was previously located inside University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., made the move to 53rd St. to provide commerce back on the main streets said Michael Scott Carter, co-owner of Fabiana’s Bakery.

    RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer In 2017, Hyde Park said goodbye to some longtime institutions (4 closings) and hello to new stores (13 openings) and grand re openings (3) on each of its commercial corridors. Hyde Park says goodbye to multiple neighborhood staples Closings Freehling Pot and Pan Co.
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Jan 03

PARKS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The plans were presented as if the Obama Presidential Center were to be built in its present location along Stony Island and 59th Street, but versions of the plans did not include proposed merger of two community golf courses.

To make improvements at Bixler Playlot Park, 1372 E. 57th St., the PAC needed to have a non-profit fiscal status to raise donations or have funds, which the HPKCC will provide for the Bixler PAC per their agreement.

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New pedestrian crossings and underpasses will be added including one at 67th Street and South Shore Drive.

Dr. Bryon Brazier, pastor of Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., and Pastor Torrey Barrett of the K.L.E.O Center and executive pastor of Life Center Church of God in Christ, 5500 South Indiana Ave., are working together to guide the organization.

Dr. Bryon Brazier, pastor of Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., and Pastor Torrey Barrett of the K.L.E.O Center and executive pastor of Life Center Church of God in Christ, 5500 South Indiana Ave., are working together to guide the organization.

Rev. Dr. Leon Finney sponsored the convention for COPC. Finney is the pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave.

...built directly across from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Services Administration, near E. 60th St. and S. Ellis Ave....

Proposed plans also include the Jackson Park Fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., and show it renovated in its present location, rebuilt and moved to 63rd Street, or renovated and expanded in its current position to include a new gymnasium.

In one instance a proposed new location for the Jackson Bark would be near the Iowa Building, which is located near the intersection of South Everett Avenue and 56th Street, and another plan places the dog park near the Inner Harbor, 6400 S. Lake Shore Dr.

The bridge, which is in Jackson Park located at the rear of the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., has been closed since 2015.

    PARKS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Obama Center and related park changes lead discussions in 2017 By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Things have not slowed down since the announcement of Jackson Park as the selected site for the future Barack Obama Center in 2016. During the last half of the year the Obama Foundation, the city of Chicago, Chicago Park District, ...
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Jan 03

SENIORS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

Niki Turley (far left), teacher at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., and her 3rd and 4th grade class accept a check donation from Neva Hefner, vice...

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV), 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its annual “Fall Frolic Event,” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) held its 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the historical Hyde Park Bank building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

The event was held in the Lower Level Community Room of Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St., and featured guest speakers, Jeanne Cameron, executive director of Alliance for Retired Americans; Melisa Stephen...

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The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV), 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its annual “Fall Frolic Event,” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

    SENIORS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer Grammy award -winning composer, Augusta Read Thomas visited Montgomery Place in June. Thomas in collaboration with the Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive, hosted a music event entitled: "The Exploration of Music and Imagination," for senior residents of the Hyde Park area.
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Jan 03

Miriam Gollub Banks, 96,

Gollub Banks and Seymour raised their family: daughter Hannah, and sons Joel and David in one of the first four Webb & Knapp (Harry Wiese, I.M. Pei) rowhouses in the 5600 block of Blackstone Avenue, on a GI Bill mortgage.

    Miriam Gollub Banks, 96, - hpherald.com
    A memorial celebration for Miriam Gollub Banks, who passed away Nov. 25, 2017, will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m., in the East Room at Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Dr. All are welcome. Gollub Banks, 96, was a resident at Montgomery Place since 2006.
    http://hpherald.com

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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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Dec 31

Ten Years of Forgotten Chicago, Ten CHI-llusives

...best known for his exuberant Art Deco 1929 Coolidge Coop at the southwest corner of South Lake Park Avenue and East 55th Street in Hyde Park...

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A rare StonEcho in the Loop, this sidewalk near the intersection of Monroe and Clark still advertises federal deposit insurance for a long-vanished Chicago savings and loan. For our definition of a StonEcho, and more examples, see below.

...the construction of the Stevens Hotel, largest in the world when it opened on the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue in 1927. Additional details of this curious and long-forgotten garage have proved elusive, as...

Visited above during Forgotten Chicago’s tenth event season in August 2017, the 1986 Dearborn Station in the South Loop features a nearly-completely intact Postmodern interior. As with many Graves...

One of the few remaining Gladstores in Chicago’s Loop and obscured as of this writing by a metal grate, the Art Deco storefront of the now-closed Roberto’s men’s clothing store at 214 South State Street is nearly completely intact from its remodeling in 1935 for the Mitzi Frock Shop.

    Ten Years of Forgotten Chicago, Ten CHI-llusives | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure
    by Patrick Steffes Join Forgotten Chicago on Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. for an exclusive event celebrating our tenth anniversary! Featuring 10 themes with 10 items each in a fun, lively and informative presentation, this all-new event will include food, drinks, and much more!
    http://forgottenchicago.com

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Save Jackson Park! Obamas Should Build Homeless Centers Instead.

The Obama elites are grabbing precious green park space in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance - to build their Obama Presidential Library and Tiger Woods and other elites convert Jackson Park & South Shore Cultural Center to an expensive golf course. Apparently we can’t get Barack Obama to visit the South Side of Chicago unless he’s on the Lake Front and playing expensive golf.

Meanwhile the rest of our city is suffering shootings, murders, deteriorating infrastructure, rat infestation and...

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The Obama elites are grabbing precious green park space in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance - to build their Obama Presidential Library and Tiger Woods and other elites convert Jackson Park & South Shore Cultural Center to an expensive golf course. Apparently we can’t get Barack Obama to visit the South Side of Chicago unless he’s on the Lake Front and playing expensive golf.

Meanwhile the rest of our city is suffering shootings, murders, deteriorating infrastructure, rat infestation and increasing numbers of homeless people ~ 80,000.

The situation is so bad that the homeless are now using our police stations as shelters - disrupting police work and exposing police officers and crime victims to disease.

I propose that we shame the City and national political and media elites to simply abandon the Obama Presidential library and posh golf course in our Jackson Park and instead build state of the art homeless shelters with adequate showers, laundry facilities and nursing and security services.

The extremely wealthy Obama supporters (Oprah Winfrey) can contribute the $s to prevent Chicago homeless from freezing to death or dying of diseases like Hepatitis or TB.

And really what have Oprah Winfrey or the Obamas done for poor Black AA here on the South Side and West Side - Oprah has left our town, doesn’t employ many/any poor Black AA Chicagoans and the Obamas don’t even want to associate with poor Chicagoans and will only come visit if they turn Jackson Park in to a semi private Obama/Tiger woods Presidential library and expensive golf course on our Lake Front!

And why do we even need more Presidential libraries anywhere in Chicago or anywhere in the USA - it’s just propaganda to say “our President was the best”. Does anyone go to the George W Bush Presidential library? Somehow I doubt if George W Bush ever read a serious book.

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.
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