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Problem: Vandalism < Solution: OWN IT

On average, it takes well over a month or two for the city to come out and address a tag. In less then 5 minutes, using mineral spirits (goof-off), acetone (nail polish remover) or goo gone with paper towels ...plus with the recent wave of warm temps and rain the ground is soft enough to push the pole straight and stomp a brick in for support. It's really that quick and easy.

For those who think it's better to wait, read up on the broken-windows-theory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_windows_theory

  • todd, is that your work? I mean, the pic on the right?

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Yep that would be me. Either on my block or an adjacent block gets at least one tag a year. Most of which i've been able to erase with roughly the same amount of time and effort.

  • Thumbs up for the do’ers

    Lots of people like to complain about things, and then there are people that DO something about it

    You are a DO’ER

2 days ago

Timeline: Obama Presidential Center Meetings

...of the Jackson Park Highlands Association reports during a meeting at the South Shore YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island Ave., moderated by Eleanor Gorski, Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning...

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.

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...displayed in the foyer outside of the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, before the Obama Foundation’s meeting, Thursday, Sept. 14. The foundation gave an update on...

...parking and loading areas. New pedestrian crossings and underpasses will be added including one at 67th Street and South Shore Drive. Closed roadways will be converted to parkland. CDOT projects a gain of three to five...

...group of over 150 area residents outside the entrance to La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Drive, about organizing an additional meeting on the Jackson Park framework plan for area residents who...

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.

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.

    Timeline: Obama Presidential Center Meetings - hpherald.com
    A list of public and private Obama Presidential Center meetings that have taken place in 2017: Tuesday, March 28 - The Obama Foundation hosted a community meet and greet reception with the architectural team for the Obama Presidential Center at the DuSable Museum of African American History.
    http://hpherald.com

3 days ago

Leaning Tower of Woodlawn

aka 'leaning utility pole' located at the north end of the alley between ellis/greenwood and 63rd/65th. Please call 311, TXT or send a service request online before we all loose our internet/cable. https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/311.html

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Application period now open for After School Matters apprenticeship, internship programs

Hyde Park Career Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., will have four programs available including the Hyde Park Art Avengers (Illustration) program, Hyde Park School Assistant, Inspiration Aspiration Music program and Move Me Soul South.

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...community organization locations throughout the city. Programs will continue to be offered downtown at Gallery 37 Center for the Arts and The Michael and Karyn Lutz Center for After School Matters in...

...the city this spring, the Teen Arts Council at the University of Chicago Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., will have openings this spring. The Teen Arts Council collaborates with the U. of C...

    Application period now open for After School Matters apprenticeship, internship programs - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern Applications are now open for high school teenagers seeking apprenticeship and internship programs with After School Matters for the Spring 2018 program session, including a few opportunities in the Hyde Park neighborhood. More than 400 programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 08

Mount Carmel sends 11 to IHSA Chess State Tournament

Mount Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., is sending 11 members from its chess team to Peoria to compete in the Illinois High School Association State tournament (IHSA) on Feb. 10.

    Mount Carmel sends 11 to IHSA Chess State Tournament - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern Mount Carmel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., is sending 11 members from its chess team to Peoria to compete in the Illinois High School Association State tournament (IHSA) on Feb. 10. The achievement for the Caravan Chess team comes after a second place finish at the Chicago Chess League ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 07

Dr. Ben Carson

In honor of black history month, lets recognize those who are currently with us who have made history in truly remarkable ways. For those who are not familiar with Ben Carson, please watch the following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-8NRSfk_a8

    Ben Carson: An Extraordinary Life - Conversations from Penn State
    Ben Carson overcame all odds to become a neurosurgeon and, by age 33, director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Childrens Center. Hear Carson discuss his work and philanthropy, his thoughts on health care reform, and about whats still on his to-do list.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Feb 07

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

In honor of black history month, lets recognize those who are currently making history in truly courageous ways. For those who are not familiar with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, please watch this 10 minute interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3itlScCgBHY

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali | Full Interview
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali criticizes Islam and the approach of Western liberal governments in dealing with extremism. """ Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational The National Updates on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CBCTheNational """ """ """ """ """ The National is CBC Television's flagship news program.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Feb 07

RuPaul Andre Charles

In honor of black history month, lets recognize those who are currently making history in truly fabulous ways. For those who are not familiar with RuPaul Andre Charles, please watch this brilliant lecture by the man himself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJnfgEeQj_A (the audio is annoying at the very beginning but clears up a few minutes in)

    Real Talk with RuPaul
    RuPaul Charles spills the tee on his life journey--from 80's punk rock beginnings to snatching an Emmy in 2016.
    https://www.youtube.com/

Feb 07

Mount Caramel sends 11 to IHSA Chess State Tournament

Mount Caramel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., is sending 11 members from its chess team to Peoria to compete in the Illinois High School Association State tournament (IHSA) on Feb. 10.

    Mount Caramel sends 11 to IHSA Chess State Tournament - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern Mount Caramel High School, 6410 S. Dante Ave., is sending 11 members from its chess team to Peoria to compete in the Illinois High School Association State tournament (IHSA) on Feb. 10. The achievement for the Caravan Chess team comes after a second place finish at the Chicago Chess League ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 05

Updated Feb 07

Coming back to "Sweet Home Chicago!"

Hello everyone! I'm in the process of returning to Chicago after being away for 25 years (16 years in Brooklyn, NY). I'm looking for property, preferably in Woodlawn (Kenwood, Bronzeville and Hyde Park are in the running). Though I visit Chicago twice a year and still read the local papers online, my senses are a bit dull and I'm asking for suggestions where to begin my search. I'm looking at something close to The University of Chicago (I'm coming back for PhD studies). I've missed Chicago and look to remain permanently.

  • That's nice good luck with everything. Pick Hyde Park area it may be the best choice for u. It's a little more expensive in that area but it is more convenient and closer too university. Much more diverse and safer. Also close to transportation shopping businesses and down town. The...

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    That's nice good luck with everything. Pick Hyde Park area it may be the best choice for u. It's a little more expensive in that area but it is more convenient and closer too university. Much more diverse and safer. Also close to transportation shopping businesses and down town. The other communities u named are alright and some have been very renovated but still very high crime level. I live in south shore it beautiful area but really has changed over the years. Very high crime rate unfortunately on the whole south side period but some neighbors are a little better then others u just have to really do your homework and check them out before moving. Cause main thing u want be at peace comfortable and safe where you live. Welcome back to Chicago and good luck. 😀

  • I’m currently in the process of renovating a 3 unit building in Woodlawn. U of C has done a tremendous amount of rehabbing in the area! Comps are rising daily, new businesses are coming in, and the property is still fairly priced. A contractor told me once he finished a...

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    I’m currently in the process of renovating a 3 unit building in Woodlawn. U of C has done a tremendous amount of rehabbing in the area! Comps are rising daily, new businesses are coming in, and the property is still fairly priced. A contractor told me once he finished a building for his client he has 100k of equity!! They have a program called Renew Woodlawn that has been working in the area to stabilize and revitalize the area. And there is a lot more in the plans, such as Obama’s library, and Tiger Woods golf course. Crime is everywhere now. I currently live in Hyde Park, and someone tried to stick me up! Good luck with your search!!

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Feb 05

LOST DOG

"$1000.00 reward for anyone that helps bring Belle home! She disappeared out of my back yard (63rd & Ingleside) in the Woodlawn area. My heart is broken! PLEASE SHARE!!!! Help me find her!" ~ Kathy Cullick

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Jan 31

Jackson Bark Endorses Anne Marie Miles

Since the beginning, through her many community improvement projects throughout the south side, Anne Marie Miles has gone to bat for JBark on numerous occasions. A puparent herself and a regular at the dog park she truly understands JBark's value to pup, puparent and the community at-large. Please return the favor by giving her your support in the coming primaries and beyond.

www.annemariemiles.com
twitter.com/annemmiles
facebook.com/MilesForStateRep
instagram.com/annemariemiles2018

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Jan 30

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Golf Course Design Update

HEADS UP PUPS

GET READY TO BARK & BITE

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE:
"Golf Course Design Update
Presentations by CPD and TGR Design"

Wednesday, January 31st @ 6pm
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive

#SaveJacksonBark

Jan 25

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