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Updated 4 hours ago

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.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    Jaye,

    Nannies was always different because they are in your house and raising your kids. Its more personal than the other jobs. Growing up in Greenville, SC my grandmother was a nanny/housekeeper for a Greek Family and an Italian family. They treated her with the up-most respect and the kids...

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    Jaye,

    Nannies was always different because they are in your house and raising your kids. Its more personal than the other jobs. Growing up in Greenville, SC my grandmother was a nanny/housekeeper for a Greek Family and an Italian family. They treated her with the up-most respect and the kids had to treat her almost like she was their own grandmother. However, my grandmother never had a desire for any of her kids or grandchildren to raise white folk kids.They saw too many new options.

    I understand what you are saying about the construction industry. Growing up I saw many AA guys who got off track use construction to get things going. Its an industry without an application that inquires about your background. Many went on to learn how to work with concrete and other skills they could use for a side hustle in the neighborhood.

    Race relation have always been a little odd. We had the most tumultuous race relation during the time than many blacks were nannies and butlers. The only difference now is a 3rd party is now involved. Its was mostly black and white for 400 years and now a large 3rd party has joined.

    Immigration, legal or illegal, has never benefited AA. When the hoards of immigrants from central and southern Europe flooded Ellis Island we complained about them bringing in poor Europeans instead of hiring the poor AA available. Immigration is never going to bring in a new hoard of AA because we don't exist outside the country. We have a tangential relation with Afro-Caribbeans and Africans. Those countries have small immigration into the US.

  • Juan from South Loop 16 year South Loop resident

    I wouldn't say that entire Chicago Democratic machine is on board with the current immigration process. Several AA alderman have taken a slightly different approach(passive aggressive). AA alderman had to donate a ward during the last redistricting. They gave up the historical black 2nd ward that was held by a white alderman at the time. Not sure it becomes that easy during the next redistricting. It matters when your job is on the line.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-budget-hearings-1025-story.html

    The congressional districts are probably safe for the next cycle.

9 hours ago

Changes on 35th Street

Alot happening in the area...development in Lake Meadows Shopping Center with Culver's opening this week, other retail soon to follow and shops closing before 6pm between Giles and Prairie.

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    BRONZEVILLE
    Background Douglas, the community area that encompasses Bronzeville's northern half, began as the property and home of Abraham Lincoln's debating foe and slavery defender, Stephen A. Douglas. During the Civil War, the North established Camp Douglas on the premises as a POW camp detaining Confederate
    http://www.thecityofneighborhoodsproject.com

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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!

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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 28

Updated Dec 30

Homeless Shelters Packed Amid Deep-Freeze: ‘It’s Life And Death Out There’

• King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Englewood Center, 1140 W. 79th St.

• Garfield Center (24 hours), 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

• North Area, 845 W. Wilson Ave.

• South Chicago, 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

• Trina Davila, 4312 W. North Ave.

    Homeless Shelters Packed Amid Deep-Freeze: 'It's Life And Death Out There'
    As he entered his third hour of panhandling on a Kennedy Expressway overpass Wednesday afternoon, Devin Tolman set down his cup of coins and stripped away the two pairs of gloves he was wearing, rubbing his hands together and jumping in place.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Jeffrey Littleton Sheridan Park Neighbors Administrator

    Your right...what a scandal. This city can be evil.

  • To me it would make more sense if the other warming centers cant be open 24 hours then open at night. During the day shelter from.the cold is much easier to come by..what do they do kick people into the cold when.they close?

Dec 26

Updated Dec 30

City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago

King Center — 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

Englewood Center — 1140 W. 79th St.

Garfield Center — 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

North Area — 845 W. Wilson Ave.

South Chicago — 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

Trina Davila — 4312 W. North Ave.

    City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago
    Below-freezing temperatures are expected to continue in Chicago well into the first week of the new year, but warming centers and other services are available across the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • ...with expectations that the extreme cold will continue to Jan 1st, this weather could be a disaster in the making for many people.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    We are lucky here.Look at Minnesota and North Dakota. They have it far worse than we do with the temperature and the wind chills.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Its really not that bad. I work outside. Most the people complaining arent even spending their day out in it.

Dec 29

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL (41st & Drexel) Female Pit Bull CONTACT Danielle.Littman@gmail.com Phone: (415) 309-5008 to identify. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/emails from the actual owner. Cook Co. 60653. 12-29-2017. More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2120336 To see this pet’s location on the HelpingLostPets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pid=2120336

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    This is an album of dogs that have been found by good Samaritans.
    https://www.facebook.com

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Dec 28

Amid Cold Snap, Some CHA Residents Are Boiling

The CHA says engineers are working on the situation at the building, at 43rd and Cottage Grove, “to make it as comfortable as possible for residents.”

    Amid Cold Snap, Some CHA Residents Are Boiling
    (WBBM Newsradio) - As the extreme cold blankets the Chicago area, some of the residents living in a CHA senior building on the South Side are sweltering in hot apartments. Up on the 14th floor of the Judge Slater Senior Apartments, Charles Brown answers the door.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Dec 28

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Updated Dec 27

City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago

King Center — 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

Englewood Center — 1140 W. 79th St.

Garfield Center — 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

North Area — 845 W. Wilson Ave.

South Chicago — 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

Trina Davila — 4312 W. North Ave.

    City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago
    Below-freezing temperatures are expected to continue in Chicago well into the first week of the new year, but warming centers and other services are available across the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • My apologies..your comment must have been in one of the neighborhoods I.dont subscribe to.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    No apolgies needed wasjust mentioning others may be like myself and commentes on one we didnt see. There were no other comments on the posts i saw about it either

Dec 27

City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago

King Center — 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

Englewood Center — 1140 W. 79th St.

Garfield Center — 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

North Area — 845 W. Wilson Ave.

South Chicago — 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

Trina Davila — 4312 W. North Ave.

    City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago
    Below-freezing temperatures are expected to continue in Chicago well into the first week of the new year, but warming centers and other services are available across the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 26

City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago

King Center — 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

This article has 5 other Chicago locations (Show)

Englewood Center — 1140 W. 79th St.

Garfield Center — 10 S. Kedzie Ave.

North Area — 845 W. Wilson Ave.

South Chicago — 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

Trina Davila — 4312 W. North Ave.

    City warming centers available as bitter cold hits Chicago
    Below-freezing temperatures are expected to continue in Chicago well into the first week of the new year, but warming centers and other services are available across the city.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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find myself a city (1001 Afternoons in Chicago) posted 1 photo to Flickr:

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  • Permit issued for new construction

    REVISION TO PERMIT #100603214: NEW, PRIVATE 225 S.F. WOOD ROOF DECK AND WALKWAY AT ROOF OF EXISTING 3-STORY, 3 D.U. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH BASEMENT, PER PLAN.

    441 E. Oakwood Blvd. Issued December 14, 2017 Comment

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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".

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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 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 08

At least 4 robbers have targeted victims in South Side parking lots

The first robbery happened shortly before 5:45 p.m. Dec. 1 in the 4300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. The second robbery happened at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 4700 block...

This article has 2 other Chicago locations (Show)

...Grove Avenue. The second robbery happened at 3:50 a.m. Dec. 5 in the 4700 block of South Greenwood Avenue. The last time an incident happened was about 5:40 a.m. the same day...

...time an incident happened was about 5:40 a.m. the same day in the 5000 block of South Cornell Avenue, police said...

    At least 4 robbers have targeted victims in South Side parking lots
    Police said Friday afternoon that group of men have robbed victims in parking lots of businesses, and in two incidents, took the victims' vehicles. According to a community alert, all of the robberies happened in December. Between two to four suspects approached the victims in parking lots, show a weapon and demanded their property.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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.

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