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5th year The Gift of Glamour Prom dress Drive and giveaway

It's almost our favorite time of year!!!! The time when we collect dresses for prom and then have a huge giveaway!!!! Some dresses are brand new and others worn once. All accessories are BRAND NEW and are free with all dresses. Kicks off February 1st!!!

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New Skyscraper Will Add Over 1,000 Parking Spaces Above a Subway Station

...when the CTA is wrapping up a multi-year study regarding “Bus Slow Zones” on 79th St and Chicago Ave, which it plans to deliver at the end of this month. While a copy is...

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...Commission approved a $500 million mixed-use development to be constructed at the corner of Chicago Ave. and State St. on a parcel now containing a surface parking lot for Holy Name Cathedral. The development...

...paying up to $40,000 for the construction of a single “concrete bus pad” on Dearborn St. just north of Chicago Ave., and moving a CTA bus shelter on Michigan Ave., three blocks away from the development...

    New Skyscraper Will Add Over 1,000 Parking Spaces Above a Subway Station
    Yesterday, the Chicago Plan Commission approved a $500 million mixed-use development to be constructed at the corner of Chicago Ave. and State St. on a parcel now containing a surface parking lot for Holy Name Cathedral. The development, "One Chicago Square", will contain 795 rental units, 75 condos, several floors for commercial use, and a whopping 1,090 parking spaces.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

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Updated Jan 12

Yes, Yes, Mariano's Om South Shore

I would very much want them on 71st in Jeffery. Have lived in the area for over 50 yrs. There are stable people that would like to shop in our community, rather than drive a distance North or South.

  • Mr. Hassan I did go down the street for many years and shopped at Dominick's on 71st.for many years while they were here in the neighborhood and yes their food prices had become very high also I believe that is one reason why they were losing Business and closed. Because...

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    Mr. Hassan I did go down the street for many years and shopped at Dominick's on 71st.for many years while they were here in the neighborhood and yes their food prices had become very high also I believe that is one reason why they were losing Business and closed. Because people started shopping else where like Walmart and also food for less too get same brand of products but at less cost and I been shopping at food for less now for awhile since they haven't put a new food store in our area on 71st Jeffery I'm about 4 yrs or more now. So yes I go elsewhere now too shop and some times it can be very costly transportation wise but what else am I too do I don't care for jewels on 75th stony the store too small and crowded all time and everything thing also out stock and pick over and there prices are just ridiculous too high especially the fresh meat. Alda and save a lot is 👌 for some things. But when I really want food shopping for me and my family I go up on 87th and Danryan too Food for less and stock up for weeks on food for me and mine. And I never had a problem with any thing I ever bought there at all. I save money and get my money worth and my family stock up with food for weeks and they are feed well. So I would like too see a food for less store put there on 71st.jeffery.cause I believe they would get twice as much business there from this community then a Mariano's would but that's just my opinion. But no matter what any store replace there would be welcome and greatly appreciated and needed. Cause it been too long not having one there Now. 😃

  • Hassan Non

    @Clinette, I'm with you 100%, at this point any grocer would be welcomed. Karriems and Stop n Save supposed had come to this location but I don't know what happened. Maybe if Leslie ran the ward right we'd have had one by now

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Support NursingInspired| A Pre-Nursing mentorship and educational program for African American youth

DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "

Please support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
✔Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
✔Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may not go away to college (outside...

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DYK that of the 2,824,641 (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "

Please support my GoFundMe forNursingInspired: https://www.gofundme.com/NursingInspired

WHO WILL BENEFIT:
✔Young adults (who will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school) and High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors
✔Live in Chicago
✔Identifies as African American ❤️🖤💚 or ethnically underrepresented
✔Lives in an area of economical and/or educational disadvantage
✔May or may not go away to college (outside of Greater Chicago Area or outside of Illinois)
✔Desire to pursue a career in nursing

WHAT THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR:
👉🏾One (1) Pocket projector and (1) portable projector screen for educational programs/seminars to prepare students to apply to college and nursing school for private small groups, youth groups and at schools

💸HOW SOON THE FUNDS ARE NEEDED:
* $332.28 by January 4, 2018 (For January 7th educational program)

BACKGROUND:
Chicago, IL | Founded in 2017, NursingInspired is a mentorship and educational program for ethnically underrepresented moreover African American youth high school students & young adults that seek to pursue a higher education & nursing career. 👧🏿👦🏿👧🏾👦🏾👧🏽👦🏽🙄💭👩🏾‍⚕️👨🏾‍⚕️

I am currently working with several young adults that are taking their prerequisites. The goal is to guide them with individualized preparatory "care plans" in their nursing school applications as well as group educational sessions.

In time, I seek to reach out to collaborate with various African American youth organizations and schools throughout the Southside of Chicago with educational programs, events and exposure to area nursing schools and organizations.

Thankful and Warm Regards,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder
http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired

SOURCE:
Minority Nurse (2015). Nursing Statistics. Retrieved from: http://minoritynurse.com/nursing-statistics/

    Click here to support Pre-Nursing|African American youth organized by Fallon Warm Heart Flowers
    NursingInspired Who will benefit : @ High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors @Young adults - Will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school *Live in Chicago *Identifies as African American or ethnically underrepresented ...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Jan 02

Man found dead in Avalon Park

Chicago police officers responded to a call of a person down in the 8100 block of South Stony Island Avenue about 8:50 p.m. and found the man outside, police said.

    Man found dead in Avalon Park
    A man was found dead Monday night in Avalon Park.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Dec 28

Warming Centers

If you know someone who may need shelter from the extreme temperatures, please visit the city’s Warming Centers.. For more information about the Centers you can call the 8th Ward Aldermanic Office 773-874-3300

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Updated Dec 27

Good morning EB neighbors

🎄 Merry Christmas everyone!! Enjoy today, stay warm, 😄 & safe 😘

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Updated Dec 23

Tax Cuts

Can politicians resolve the issues of the middle, lower, and subclasses, when their political future is dependent on the monetary contributions of the super rich? I think not. The one percenters, the super rich, are playing a mean game of trickle down economy (give the super rich and corporations tax breaks and they will create jobs for the middle and lower classes). This was made popular by the Regan administration. It didn't work then and it won't work now. The...

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Can politicians resolve the issues of the middle, lower, and subclasses, when their political future is dependent on the monetary contributions of the super rich? I think not. The one percenters, the super rich, are playing a mean game of trickle down economy (give the super rich and corporations tax breaks and they will create jobs for the middle and lower classes). This was made popular by the Regan administration. It didn't work then and it won't work now. The rich will simply bank their tax saving and send it to off shore accounts to avoid any future taxes and the corporations will give addition value to their stock holders by stock buybacks and increased dividends. This will widen the gap between the has and have-nots. Unfortunately, we are living in a time where one who has political aspirations on a mayoral, state wide or national scale has to dependent on the contributions from the mega rich or be independently wealthy. I don't profess to know the answer. I do know we have to voice our displeasure with the current direction this country is going on what ever platform is at our disposal.

  • Phill Lucille, give me strength.

    Check this video! Would liberals support the Republican tax bill if they thought it was really a Bernie Sanders proposal??? Watch and find out
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN3vM-T-lm0

  • Ms Dee resident

    Keep an eye on your pockets! What is working? What is not? Where can improvement be made? This is still new. We won't see the tax bill effects until 2019-2020.

    President Clinton left the office with a surplus. The market crashed under the administration of President Bush. It was rising slowly under President Obama.

    I'm not siding with political parties. We need to find out the "what" that made the economy work for us. The "why" it worked and how to keep it working.

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Updated Dec 21

South Shore Grocery Market

What is the status of the proposed replacement grocery store at the former Dominick's location at 71st and Jeffrey? In my view, the area has been without a reasonable food store for too long.

  • The jewel on 75th stony have delivery men. But you have too go shop there in person and they will take u home for a fee which price depends on how far you have too go and what floor u live on and must of the delivery men up their...

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    The jewel on 75th stony have delivery men. But you have too go shop there in person and they will take u home for a fee which price depends on how far you have too go and what floor u live on and must of the delivery men up their are older and can't help u up the stairs with your bags ateast not past the 2nd FL. So u can only get delivery service at the 75th store if u go there shop personally and take the delivery man home. And they are mostly older guys and can't really help you carry up bags if u got take stairs on higher floors. But they are very nice delivery people that been their for years and are well trusted. 😊

  • I see some seniors come store in groups on a big bus that picks them up and takes them back home and some of them also get that transportation car they can call too take them where they have too go shopping doctor appt etc I believe the cost is free too them or a small fee. That's how I see them getting around mostly and some have home healthcare care workers or family members too take them shopping or do the shopping for them. 😃

Dec 14

Updated Dec 21

Looking for stolen ring - REWARD

My engagement ring was stolen by someone who I know spends a lot of time in South Shore and may live nearby (which I know thanks to a Ventra card that was also stolen), so I'm just throwing it out there. If anyone has seen the below ring, please let me know! It's a 14k white gold ring (size 5ish) with an old cut diamond and small sapphires on the side.

$200 reward if it is recovered! No questions asked.

  • Will Homeowner

    Sorry about the theft of your ring and Ventra card. If your Ventra card indicates the date, time, and transportation source of the user of that card, you may be able to get an image of that person. Most bus and all "L's" have date and time stamped cameras. Good luck.

Dec 19

Police: South Side Man Sent ‘Lewd’ Texts To 15-Year-Old Girl

Gultney sent lewd text messages to a 15-year-old girl, police said. He was arrested at 9:10 p.m. Friday in the 8100 block of South Blackstone.

    Police: South Side Man Sent 'Lewd' Texts To 15-Year-Old Girl
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A South Side man has been charged with sending lewd text messages to a 15-year-old girl. Eric Gultney, 38, has been charged with a felony count of indecent solicitation/criminal sexual assault, according to Chicago Police. Gultney sent lewd text messages to a 15-year-old girl, police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 19

Police: South Side man sent 'lewd' texts to 15-year-old girl

...old girl, police said. He was arrested at 9:10 p.m. Friday in the 8100 block of South Blackstone.Gultney, who lives in the Avalon Park neighborhood, has been placed under electronic monitoring, according...

    Police: South Side man sent 'lewd' texts to 15-year-old girl
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS A South Side man has been charged with sending lewd text messages to a 15-year-old girl. Eric Gultney, 38, has been charged with a felony count of indecent solicitation/criminal sexual assault, according to Chicago Police. Gultney sent lewd text messages to a 15-year-old girl, police said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Dec 18

Greater Chatham Youth Photo Contest Results

We are pleased to announce the results of our first annual Youth Photo Contest:

In Third Place, for a prize of $100 is : Contestant #2

Our Second Place winner, receiving $250 : Contestant #3

and in First Place, for a prize of $500 is contestant #1!!!!

Let's all give a hearty round of virtual cheers to our three worthy submissions. If all participants would please contact Program Coordinator Ashley Casiello at 773-644-1451 ext. 403 or email ashley@greaterchathaminitiative.org to receive their awards.

Many thanks to everyone who voted and shared this event. And thank you to the Youth of Greater Chatham - YOU are what is truly beautiful in our neighborhood!

    The Greater Chatham Initiative
    Our mission is to strategically invest in the Chicago Communities of Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing, Avalon Park, and Auburn Gresham, so that they can re-emerge as communities of opportunities and choice.
    http://www.greaterchathaminitiative.org

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Dec 16

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    PROPOSED ARCHITECTURAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, RENOVATION AND TWO PROPOSED FRAME DORMERS FOR A TWO STORY BRICK AND FRAME RESIDENCE AS PER PLANS CLASSIFICATION 3B - SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    8127 S. Dante Ave. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment

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Updated Dec 05

Random Elecricity Providers gaining access or entry into apartment complexes .

Here is the deal:
It seems sketchy that random people at random hours knock on your apartment door with offers of a gift card to change electric provider. Provider is changed and no card is received as of today. I called the provider and the representative states that the offer must be something that particular agency uses . Fortunately, I have that rep`s number and called inquiring about the fifty dollar gift card. He said he would get back to me and that was on the end of last week. I will inquire tomorrow and ask if he sent someone to knock on my door today a at 8pm. I will update soon.

  • That happened to me a few weeks ago at around 8pm. She was SUPER-aggressive, 'This is so-and-so, energy provider for the buidling, can you buzz me in please?' I said, "No, I wil not, I don't know who you are, and if you are servicing the building at this hour, you need to contact the condo association." Rude, pushy and inconsiderate!

  • These people are all over the area on every block around here in south shore and probably other areas too always harassing people ringing bells and beating on people's doors. Multiple times and days. Trying too run a scam on you making u think u going get a better deal...

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    These people are all over the area on every block around here in south shore and probably other areas too always harassing people ringing bells and beating on people's doors. Multiple times and days. Trying too run a scam on you making u think u going get a better deal on your utilities when u won't. I am really sick of them ringing my bell and knocking on my door harassing me. I tell them I am not interested or just don't answer at all cause if I want too discuss something about my utility bill I will call con Ed or people Gas person ally. So don't fall for they lies and becareful who u letting in your building and home. Cause I don't trust none of them and just don't answer anymore.and wish they stop harassing me by ringing my bell knocking on my darn Door. Cause I am not interested!!! 🙅Go Away 👋

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Updated Dec 02

we need camera 80th coles asap

we need camera per channel 5 news i was on the news please respond asap

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Nov 28

Hygiene Items Needed for Homeless Students

To donate the following items, please contact Danielle Richards @ 773-819-5029 or danielle@asechicago.org. Donation deadline is Tuesday, December 19th.

Body wash
Lotion
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Mouthwash
Deodorant (full-size preferred)
Bars of soap
Hand sanitizer
Socks
Body Spray
Gloves
Hats
Female hygiene products
Laundry soap

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